ARE AMERICANS FED UP WITH ISRAEL-FIRST SYCOPHANCY?
DEFEAT OF ERIC CANTOR MAY PORTEND A “SEA CHANGE”
One of the most prominent Israel-firsters in the U.S. Congress, Jewish Republican Eric Cantor (R-VA, 7th Congressional District) has long been outspoken in measures to disenfranchise Palestinians and transfer the dollars of American taxpayers and the blood of their sons to supporting the State of Israel. In the past, such an individual would have been untouchable, all the more so because he is House Majority Leader and also on the JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) Board of Advisers.
In August 2013, Cantor reached the zenith of his career when he led a group of 26 senior House Republicans to the Israeli state to meet Israeli President Shimon Peres at his official residence in Jerusalem, a clear recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital rather than Tel Aviv.
In his recent primary campaign, Cantor reportedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Zionist groups—of a total of $2.5-million–with banking firm Goldman Sachs representing his third-largest campaign committee contributor. Yet Cantor lost the election all the same to an unknown named teacher named Dave Brat. (Of course, with an endorsement from the likes of Glenn Beck, a Mormon Zionist, voters may not find a great deal of foreign-policy improvement with Brat.)
The loss makes Cantor the highest-ranking member of the House to be defeated since former-Speaker Tom Foley in 1994.
Among other things, Cantor has favored:
*Cutting off all aid to the Palestinian Authority;
*Cutting off all aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development to Palestine unless “unauthorized excavations” by Palestinians on the “Temple Mount” are stopped (as this is to be the site of the so-called “third temple” of the Jews);
*Voting against any and all aid to Palestine unless and until Palestinians “change the way they think”—especially regarding the formation of a unity government advocated for many years by this author;
*Punishing President Obama if he did “anything” to undermine American support for Israel;
*Using the U.S. Congress, as he promised Bibi Netanyahu, to act as a “counterbalance” against Obama to maintain U.S. support and funding in the face of illegal settlement building by Israel. This is a clear violation of the separation of powers of the U.S. Constitution as Cantor was thereby engaging in foreign policy, reserved to the Executive Branch. It also violates the Logan Act, which makes it a felony for any American (presumably without Executive Branch authorization) to communicate with a foreign government to influence that government’s behavior on any disputes with the United States;
*Going to war with Iraq (on false pretexts) in 2002—a war that killed nearly a million Iraqis, killed and crippled tens of thousands of young Americans, contaminated large areas with depleted uranium leaving a legacy of birth defects and suffering, and bankrupted the U.S. with its $3-trillion price tag—all for the benefit of Israel. Knowing he had been wrong about WMDs, Cantor supported a 2006 House resolution defining the occupation of Iraq as a part of the “War on Terror”! (How’s that working out for you, Eric, considering recent developments there?);
*An attack on Syria which would drop into the lap of the U.S., Cantor said, like a “ripe fruit”;
*More sanctions against Iran and eventual “regime change” there;
*Massive tax cuts and vastly increased war spending (mostly for the benefit of Israel) some have estimated will account for half of U.S. indebtedness by 2019;
*Exploring ways to “punish Russia” for what he sees as ”unacceptable” acts in Ukraine–citing Russia’s actions in Syria, Iran and, most recently, Ukraine as examples of how the nation has “not been a constructive world partner under Vladimir Putin’s leadership.” (One harkens to Cantor’s votes on Iraq as an example of what he considers responsible world-power leadership!);
*Granting amnesty to criminal illegal aliens in the U.S. while opposing the “right of return” of Palestinians driven from their homes by the Zionists in 1948 and thereafter; and,
*As deputy House whip, reinterpreting the definition of gambling so infamous Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff could benefit a large Louisiana gambling client;
In addition to lavishing aid on Israel while the American middle class sinks deeper into poverty, Cantor had become a gun-control advocate—apparently supporting the right of 12-year-old Israeli “settlers” to carry full automatic weapons while seeking to abridge the basic right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms, guaranteed under the Bill of Rights. (It sort of makes sense, though, if you are transferring their wealth to a foreign power (Israel) and bankers like Goldman Sachs—as Americans, at some point, might get angry enough to use those guns!) Cantor softened his gun-control stance when it appeared it was speeding up his decline in the polls for the upcoming Republican primary. Nevertheless, groups like the NRA joined Virginians fed up with Mid East policy and others fed up with illegal immigrants taking their jobs and driving down wages to oppose Cantor. It worked. And this type of grass roots “popular front” could work again as people vote for their real interests vs. an alien ideology.