Thursday, June 14, 2012
willful blindness - Obama honors Peres
In this picture that appeared on the front page of the New York Times, President Obama bestows the Medal of Freedom upon Israeli President Shimon Peres. According to Wikipedia, the Medal of Freedom "recognizes those individuals who have made 'an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors'"
Israel is probably the single greatest threat to the national security of the United States because of the way it can direct U.S. foreign policy in Palestine, making America a hypocrite when it pretends to stand for liberty and justice for all. Far from contributing to peace, Israel is a warrior state that has used its power to take from the helpless and continues to do so at this moment.
Peres is quoted, "Accepting the award, Mr. Peres told Mr. Obama that he was 'honoring the pioneers who built homes on barren mountains, on shifting sands...fighters who sacrificed their lives for their country.'" This is simply not the truth, only a reiteration of the longstanding claim by Zionists that Palestine was empty when European Jews arrived in a place that was "their land" only in mythology. As for "pioneers", they are still around, doing the same thing, but now they are called settlers. They shoot Palestinians, burn Palestinian olive trees and beat up Palestinian farmers in their fields while the Israeli army stands by, if it doesn't help with the oppression.
The awarding of the medal is pure politics as Obama plays for the American Jewish vote in the upcoming presidential election. It is testimony to the power and wealth of Zionists in the United States. For the U.S. citizen, there is no difference between Obama and Romney, the Republican candidate for president. Both cannot say or do enough to please the Israel lobby in the U.S.