Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bibi Goes Pee-Pee on Barry

I'm watching a video of Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the Congress on March 3, 2015, a day which will live in banality.  It's fascinating to see how condescending and self righteous both parties come across, working both in tandem and in opposition.  Most of the hardline Christian supporters of Israel are also the most anti-Semitic, members of the evangelical movement, and only support the Jewish state as a stepping stone towards the coming of the rapture.  On the other side of the coin, Netanyahu has now been caught been caught on archived video saying that "I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction."  With the exception of one Jewish Republican, Lee Zeldin of New York, the Jews now serving in Congress have expressed their absolute disgust and anger at this speech.  Most sane and informed commentators have emphasized that Iranian culture has evolved with a strong anti-nuclear ideology within the past few decades.  What's also galling is the fact Netanyahu can keep a straight face while hectoring about another country's nuclear weaponry while conveniently not mentioning the abundance of warheads he has stored in Dimona.  And to make it all the more circus-like, they pull out Elie Wiesel, a man who went as far as invoking the notion of Palestinian ceremonial infanticide while the IDF dropped white phosphorus on children last summer in Gaza.  Of course, make no mistake, it's not like Obama is going to actually do something to affect any sort of change in the US-Israeli diplomatic relationship, he's merely missing an opportunity to appear with like-minded colleagues as a response to John Boehner's breach of protocol.  But overall, the entire show will be remembered as a whole lot of fluffy nonsense and patronizing gesticulation wherein the Prime Minister tried to push America towards another war, not unlike Colin Powell's performance at the UN in the lead up to the Iraq war.

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