JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE IMPORTANT CASE OF AL-JAZEERA’S DOCUMENTARY ON THE BRITISH ISRAEL LOBBY INCLUDING AN UNDER-COVER JOURNALIST GETTING REVEALING AND EMBARRASSING TRUTHS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RUSSIA INSIDER

Israel’s Helpers in Media, Government, and Academia – Al-Jazeera Documentary
“No American national interest, apart from the completely phony contention that Israel is some kind of valuable ally, would justify the taxpayers’ largesse.”
“In reality, Israel is a liability to the United States and always has been.”

This effort is a very important work of investigative journalism.

I understand that Al-Jazeera also did work inside the American Lobby.

That will be interesting to see whether it can even get air play in the US, the pressures brought to bear by the Lobby in the US at times being almost beyond belief.

Israeli-friendly interests simply control every major broadcaster in the US plus all the big-name newspapers.

This kind of investigation brings to light truths many already understood, but it is always welcome to have additional support for the truth.

In Britain, Tony Blair’s “New Labour” was really a code word for a new deal by his Labour Party and Britain’s Israel Lobby.

The truth of this is seen in Blair’s readiness to lie and manipulate his way into helping the US kill about a million Iraqis in a totally illegal war.

The truth is also seen in his being given the Israel “Peace” Prize of a million dollars after the carnage.

And again, Blair’s appointment to a number of positions and sinecures – such as The Mideast Quartet, where he did absolutely nothing – all of which helped make him a very rich man.

The Iraq War was about nothing but destroying the Mideast’s most advanced Arabic society and balkanizing the country for Israel’s benefit. It had no other purpose, despite all the phony talk at the time, even by deluded liberal opponents, about grabbing the oil.

And just so, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. Also the coup in Egypt. All of it an effort to create a cordon sanitaire around Israel and dispose of any governments which were independent-minded about American policies. It has been a 15-year long gradual slaughter, and one which produced millions of refugees, almost de-stabilizing Europe.

Of course, America’s whole new tear of aggression in many directions is encouraged by the same interests. The Neocons in the US view a hyper-aggressive America as Israel’s best security.

And despite the huge bloodshed and waste of resources and completely immoral behavior of America, the average American just does not understand what is taking place. They always naively believe America fights for democracy and rights. The “Stars and Stripes” always stands for what is right. They believe that because the television and newspapers and paid-politicians all keep telling them so.

And here, of course, we come to the reason America’s Washington establishment is so against Russian media. It is simply because the Russian media are able to counteract some of the nonsense ordinary Americans are fed night and day.

In fact, years ago, Al-Jazeera was also extremely controversial in the United States. Some of their brave journalists and photographers gave the world a peek at what was really happening in Iraq and other places. There was a big lobbying effort against Al-Jazeera being allowed to operate in North America, with members of the Israel Lobby leading the charge.

I actually did not think Al-Jazeera had it in them anymore to do this kind of expose, so I’m not quite clear about the whole political atmosphere which permitted this, but the results are welcome. Truth should always be welcome, especially in democratic societies so that voting can be based on facts and not just advertising slogans.

Posted October 20, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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