Israel Lobby Pulling Out All the Stops for Syria Attack

With support falling away from Obama right and left on his call to attempt to bomb the Assad government of Syria, one group is still pushing hard, the Zionists. Ha'aretz reports that AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) has sent 250 lobbyists and activist to speak to Congress to support Obama's demand to bomb Syria. The paper claims that AIPAC has been acting low key up until this time " a reflection of their sensitivity to being seen as rooting for the United States to go to war".

Bloomberg news reports that Obama has a new ally, mega-billionaire former Obama hater Sheldon Adelson. Casino magnate Adelson had given $93 million to Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates in the 2012 election, but now made it clear that he wants the bombs to fall on Assad's resources. This was part of the 45,000 strong Republican Jewish Coalition push for war.

The Cleveland Jewish News reported that 17 "leading" rabbis and essayists wrote to President Obama calling for military action against Syria. They pulled out all the stops mentioning the Holocaust, Rosh Hashanah, etc. "We write you as descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees, whose ancestors were gassed to death in concentration camps," said the letter sent Wednesday, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. "We write you as a people who have faced persecution for many centuries, and are glad to have found a safe refuge where we can thrive in the United States." Of course, if any non-Jew had compared any event in history to the Holocaust the rabbis and essayists would have immediately denounced them as anti-Semites for minimizing the "uniqueness" of the Holocaust.

Actually if the only letter on Syria coming from rabbis is from the 17 that's pretty pitiful. According to the Bloomberg article mentioned above the president had just spoken to a group of 1,000 rabbis last week making a pitch for his Syria attack. If U.S. rabbinical support for the bombing is thin it may reflect the fact that American Jews are one of the most liberal and generally anti-war groups in the country (despite having a fanatically Zionist leadership ready to support any Israeli military action). Many of the anti-war leaders in the country are Jewish or of Jewish background.

For a long time it was thought that the Israeli government preferred the stability of Assad to the possibility of his overthrow. After all the Assad dynasty had helped Israel defeat the democratic movement during the Lebanese civil war in the 1970's and for decades ahs had a peaceful border with Israel in the Golan despite the fact that Israel seized the Syrian Golan Heights in 1967. However, as the fighting has changed the dynamics, Israel has aped the U.S. strategy of supporting the rebels just enough so that the devastating war continues with neither side winning. A ruined Syria is a weak Syria and less help to Iran which is currently the #1 hate of Netanyahu forces.

The President of Iran a few days ago sent the Jews of the world Rosh Hashanah greetings and his Foreign Minister explicitly repudiated the crude Holocaust denials of the former President Ahmadinejad. With his usual grace, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reacted as if Iran had sent a plague.

The Bloomberg article did mention that the Israel lobby had its work cut out for them as it will have to speak to ""an American public largely opposed to taking action in Syria. A Pew Research poll released yesterday that was conducted Aug. 29-Sept. 1 showed 48 percent opposed, while 29 percent favored air strikes in Syria."