Many in the progressive-left do not merely despise the Jewish State of Israel, but pretty much all things Jewish. Thus it is not the least bit surprising that their hatred for AIPAC is only exceeded by their hatred for Israel, itself.
A recent "diary" by "gobacktotexas" is entitled, Finally! Obama 'Hit[s] back hard at AIPAC'.
Finally! At long last Barack Obama is hitting back at those Jews hard! Well, thank God for that. We can't let those uppity Jews get too comfortable, now, can we?
According to the New York Times:
President Obama had a tough message for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, the powerful pro-Israel group that is furiously campaigning against the Iran nuclear accord, when he met with two of its leaders at the White House this week. The president accused Aipac of spending millions of dollars in advertising against the deal and spreading false claims about it, people in the meeting recalled.The following comments beneath the Daily Kos piece give an indication of just how "progressives" feel about the single most important pro-Israel / pro-Jewish organization in the United States.
So Mr. Obama told the Aipac leaders that he intended to hit back hard.
I can't understand how any human being would have trouble understanding that. AIPAC and Israel WANT the United States to go to war with Iran, period.The Jewish warmonger theme is an oldy but a goody.
by MargaretPOA on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 05:35:17 AM PDT
Yes, Israel and AIPAC want war for no other reason than that Jews are warmongers.
We want war because we like war, period. Besides, sometimes we profit from wars. So there is that, as well. Its a twofer!
You know what? (5+ / 0-)Ah, so Chuck Schumer disagrees with Barack Obama on the deal and this means that his loyalties are compromised. Got it.
There are some individuals in our government who actually do have compromised loyalties with regards to different interests. Most of them are on the Republican side of the aisle. Schumer is ostensibly one of ours and has all but come out and admitted that his loyalties are torn when it comes to foreign policy.
by beltane on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 07:10:58 AM PDT
I despise doing more for Israel's protection until they make an effort to act like a civilized state and act considerate of their neighbors instead of stealing land and committing genocide.
I'm all for Israel receiving their own sanctions.
by mjd in florida on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 07:31:57 AM PDT
So, Israel, unlike its neighbors, apparently, is uncivilized. Judea does not belong to the Jews, but to the conquering Arabs. And Jewish Israelis are committing "genocide" against someone.
mjd in florida is a true progressive friend of the Jewish people.
He or she had also this to say:
Can you imagine how sick it made me last summer to see young Israelis partying on blankets on a hill to watch the bombs dropping on the helpless civilians in Gaza? It was as if they were watching a rock concert.Well, they're Jews! Naturally they love violence and seeing people suffer. Or it could be that after two years of rocket fire into southern Israel giving their children PTSD they were happy to see their government do some fighting back on their behalf.
I've fucking it had with the MIC, AIPAC right-wingers in our country. Move your own kids to Israel and send them all off to fight their own selfish and genocidal wars for greed. I'd rather make peace with Iran.
by mjd in florida on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 04:22:40 AM PDT
But, no, they were just cheering on a Jewish genocidal war against the innocent indigenous population which was undertaken for no other reason than financial gain. You know how those people are, after all.
I worry Netanyahu & current AIPAC is damaging (32+ / 0-)eztempo is deeply concerned about the well-being of Israel and maybe someday, after the Israelis have apologized and made amends for something, then perhaps the American people will again look kindly upon the Jews of the Middle East... but not until they tend to their moral conscience.
American people's good will for Israel
If the government of Israel can rein in Netanyahu's rank partisan meddling in American politics, perhaps the trust and kinship the people of the U.S. feel for the people of Israel won't be broken irretrievably.
by eztempo on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 02:27:11 AM PDT
The knowledge that the AIPAC crowd regards these young Americans as expendable tools in their political ambitions makes me physically ill.That's right. All those Jews in AIPAC look upon the children of their fellow Americans as nothing more than cannon fodder in the service of Jewish Supremacism... clearly.
by beltane on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 06:14:48 AM PDT
How aware are they of this? (8+ / 0-)No foreign power has ever fought a war for Israel, yet they continue to claim that Israel drags the US into wars for their own nefarious reasons. Never mind that Ariel Sharon actually advised George W. Bush against attacking Iraq, they still tell one another that that was a war for Israel.
I'm sure your sons will give all they have to defend the United States of America. But to fight and die for Israel -- especially Netanyahu's Israel -- would be a tragic waste of young lives. I hope your sons and their classmates are never in such a position. But thanks to Chuck Schumer, they're that much closer.
by Buzzer on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 06:28:36 AM PDT
Current AIPAC? (11+ / 0-)Right-wing hate group? Such pleasant people these "progressives" are. So AIPAC is a hate organization like, say, the Klan or the Westboro Baptist Church.
AIPAC has always been a right-wing hate group.
by Warren2016 on Sat Aug 08, 2015 at 06:21:52 AM PDT
In any case, as you can plainly see, it is a river of contempt flowing out of progressive-left venues aimed squarely at Jewish well-being. Criticism is one thing, but defamation is something else entirely. One cannot defame Israel or AIPAC in the most vicious and outrageous terms possible and then turn around and claim to actually be a great friend to the Jewish people.
Uh, no, you are not. So sorry.