Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mcain, Obama, or Hillary? (or, which bread should Israel eat at the circus?)


As far as Israel and the 2008 US Presidential elections go….

Republicans:

McCain is the strongest candidate overall and is the only candidate Israel should support in the position of president at all.

Democrats:

Hillary would sell us down the river just like her husband did and light us on fire as we went. I loathe the prospect of 4 more years of Clinton in any form.

Obama is an uncertainty, but he isn’t Clinton, which is sort of a plus in my book. After the many years of the Reagan/Bush cartel and the Clinton bandwagon of BS the US needs a change, but I am not convinced that he doesn’t have anti-Israel and pro-Moslem proclivities waiting in the wings. 

However… as Amotz Asa-El essentially pointed out in this past weeks Jpost there really isn’t a whole hell of a lot a US president can honestly make us do much more of in terms to ceding our dignity to our enemies (my interpretation) so what does it really matter who is president at this point?

I am personally of the opinion that we are the problem. We are the ones who allow the US to bend us into compromising position after compromising position all to suit the delicate balance of their oil and weapons contracts with Arab states. Bush is perhaps the best example of what a terrible president really is all about: A mindless tool who serves his family’s business interests by forcing us to placate the wolves who devour us and ignore the ones on their way to help in our demise.

In all reality though, can any leader of the US or Israel really make a difference for us before it’s too late???

In the end I believe we will see that the Israeli ruling elite are no different than Arab leaders are to their own people:

In the next 75 years or so when Arab oil runs out Arab economies will crash through the floor back to the stone ages, all their leaders will be off on the first plane to the west to escape the destruction and lavish in the comfort of their foreign invested oil wealth while their people suffer and wallow in catastrophe.

On the other hand, if Israel finally slides over the brink upon which it now teeters Israeli ruling elites will be off on the first plane to the west while their people suffer and wallow in catastrophe too.

So, in conclusion, there is no answer for anything really, but while we are on our way down the drain lets enjoy the voting game which has become no more than another Romanesque bread and circuses for all of us foolish enough to be concerned.

2 comments:

  1. It appears that your predictions concerning McCain are correct. I have only voted in two U.S. elections, both by absentee ballot, while residing in Israel. I shall assume that you can guess with whom I threw in my lot. My last two choices were governed primarily by what I perceived to be their attitudes and positions regarding Israel. No longer. When I cast my vote for Bush, my hope was that he would move forward with a "hands off" approach to Israel. For the most part this was his direction. Soon came Gushkatif and Amona, seen as an approaching silhouette of disaster on the horizon. As this tidal wave of horror washed across the state and the entire nation of Israel, I saw the sick brutality of it all and the apathetic reaction of the "people". Bush was no herald to this rough beast which slouched toward the houses of normal families, farmers working the Holy Land, students, children, Jews. I now realise that the future of Israel has less to do with my vote for a U.S. president than it does the Israeli politicians we will stomach and the atrocities we are willing to perpetrate upon ourselves or to allow to be perpetrated by those we give the power to do so. Until this changes, the next election for U.S. president, and in every election thereafter, the primary factor in my decision will the effect upon Jews and Jewish communities within the U.S., Israel be damned.
    “If thou art called to pass through tribulations; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou art in perils among robbers; if thou art in perils by land or by sea; if thou art accused with all manner of false accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of thy wife, and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can't you stay with us? O, my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to prison, and thine enemies prowl around thee like wolves for the blood of the lamb; and if thou shouldest be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep, if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. The Son of Man hath descended below them all; art thou greater than he?”

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  2. Good points made. I will also add that I am more than a bit frightened.

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