Letters to the Editor
I like your idea of an independent newspaper, as I have had nearly every letter I have written to the Eagle-Tribune censored. However, your views about the Middle East are totally wrong, and maybe you are just misinformed. Calling The Muslim countries in the Middle East a festering armpit of repression, ignorance and hatred is unbelievable. So Im going to challenge your submissions are published without the filtered agenda of an editorial board policy by giving you my latest letter the Tribune censored:
With oil prices over forty dollars a barrel and gasoline at an all time high, maybe the people who blamed our intervention in Iraq on a desire to control its oil fields should think. Oil has always been the great conspiracy theory to explain our role in the Middle East. All of the Arab countries in the region were at one time our allies and oil was cheap. When the state of Israel was founded in 1948 and supported largely by the U.S. in its many wars with its Arab neighbors, all of the oil producing countries in the region soon became our enemies by default, as we supported Israel which produces no oil.
In fact the great energy crisis of the 1970s was a direct result of U.S. intervention in the 1973 Arab-Israeli Yom Kippur war. Israel was soon on the losing end of this war until Nixon launched the largest airlift in history, nearly emptying our bases in Europe, allowing Israel to defeat Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq. This fact was well known to the Arabs, who soon created OPEC and boycotted petroleum sales to the U.S. This forced us into rationing our most relied upon resource, creating long lines at the gas pumps, and sending our economy into recession.
You would think the greatly effective use of oil as a weapon against our economy would have us create a more even-handed approach in the region, however we did not learn the obvious lesson, and the U.S.-Israeli special relationship has grown much stronger since then. Of course the only reason that we have put Israels interests above our own is that while Jews make up only 2.5% of our population, they have great influence over our foreign policy, especially in the Middle East. Nearly all of the neoconservatives who pushed for the war with Iraq are Jewish. In fact the leading architect of the war, Paul Wolfowitz, was just named Man Of The Year by the Jerusalem Post. The Canadian magazine, Adbusters, is in hot water for a recent article, Why Wont Anyone Say They Are Jewish?
(www.adbusters.org/magazine/52/articles/jewish.html)which names fifty neoconservatives in key
roles in the Bush administration and points out that half
of them are Jewish. Remember the heat Howard Dean
got into when he dared say the U.S. should be more
even handed in the middle east? Rep. James
Moran D-VA pointed out: If it were not for the
strong support of the Jewish community for this war with
Iraq we would not be doing this. Watch what happens
to him in the next election. This is why no one will say
they are Jewish.
This statement has received very little media coverage, because only a anti-Semitic nut would think Jews had anything to do with the war in Iraq, not someone whos worked in Washington D.C for nearly four decades. Was Iraq a threat to the U.S.? No, Iraq was the #1 country on Israels enemies list. Ariel Sharon had even told us several times that after we were finished in Iraq, we need to concentrate on Syria and Iran. Now we just imposed sanctions on Syria. If the war in Iraq was all about oil, with gas prices now at an all time high, something went wrong. But there is an oil pipeline from Iraqs northern oil fields, that is being opened. It runs to Haifa, Israels major port city! At least someone is getting some oil out of hundreds of American lives and billions of our dollars.
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