This is not a discussion about the toxic relationship between Israel and its neighbors. It is not a critique of the horrors that Hamas has inflicted on its own people. This is about Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, who has literally become the most dangerous and out of control leader in the world. He makes Vlad look like a pussycat. His actions against innocent civilians have reached the point where the ‘atrocity’ word needs to be used. Yes, Israel is in danger. But, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. What Netanyahu is doing is almost evil as what ISIS is doing in Iraq. It is different, but evil is evil.
Not only that, but he is acting like a spoiled brat. It doesn’t matter what his government does, whether it is spying on John Kerry, fabricating transcripts that make Obama look like he’s trying to destroy Israel, or telling the POTUS what to do. Bibi is a man with a mission. I’m not quite sure what that mission is, other than to make himself more important and more powerful. That’s what psychopaths do.
I was not going to write about what is going on is the Middle East. It is a quagmire, never ending. But, when I saw that Bibi had threatened the President of the United States, telling him never to second guess him – again, that changed my mind. How dare this man, who comes begging to the US, please, sirs, I want some more…weapons, bite the hand that feeds him? How dare Congress authorize additional funding for this psychopath after he treats our POTUS like dirt?
There are times when manners are important. Manners show what is going on inside a person’s mind. They are the thin veneer that separates us from the barbarians. Bibi Netanyahu has turned the nation of Israel into a land of barbarians. While I am ranting and raving, why are the lives of Palestinians, less valuable than the lives of Israelis? Are the Palestinian people sub-human? Why was there no moral outrage when Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, called for concentration camps in Gaza.
Why are religious leaders in this country not speaking out against the slaughter of the innocents in Gaza? Oh, wait, according to the religious right, God will destroy any nation that does not stand strong with Israel. I guess they’ve never paid much attention to an insignificant little two-bit empire called Rome. Our politicians are not going to say a word. They can’t. After all, Israel has some of the most powerful lobbyists in DC. They control FOX, Rush, Hannity, Beck, and far right talking heads. The Brother’s Koch are thick with Bibi.
Which brings us to another point. Why are we financing Israel’s military when they are a very wealthy nation? They don’t need our money. We have people here in need. But, because of religious superstition, Israel comes first, not matter how badly people like Bibi behave.
It’s like this boys and girls, Bibi Netanyahu is Sheldon Adelson’s whore, his puppet. He has been bought and paid for by Adelson, who is hard right. Adelson’s net worth is about $37 billion. We flush about a billion bucks down Israel’s military each year. Maybe it’s time for people like Adelson to pay the tab. I bet the bullets would stop, quickly.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about reached the point of a pox on both their houses. Maybe we should stop all military aid to Israel and it’s neighbors. That might make them think twice.
Nah, not going to happen.