Monday, September 10, 2007

California Literary Review chooses Hamas supporter to review "The Israel Lobby"

So the California Literary Review wanted to find someone to review the Walt and Mearsheimer book - and who do you think they found?

A pro-terror former US Senator and founder of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, James Abourezk!

Not surprisingly, he is thrilled with the book, and throws in his own personal examples of being persecuted by the all-powerful Elders of Zion, er, Israel Lobby. Interestingly, he uses as one example Jonathan Pollard, who remains in jail despite the incredible power of the omnipotent Lobby. Abourzek throws in some praise for Ilan Pappe and a few insults against Alan Dershowitz for good measure.

By a happy coincidence, he was recently interviewed on Hezbollah TV (Al-Manar), where he had a chance to show where his loyalties lie:
Interviewer: "You also called Hizbullah and Hamas 'resistance fighters.'"

James Abourezk: "They are."

Interviewer: "While the U.S. administration brands them as 'terrorist organizations'..."

James Abourezk: "That was done at the request of Israel. That name was done at the request of Israel - that the United States calls them terrorist organizations."
Interviewer: "Here I need to ask you something, which is growing and escalating in the Western world, and particularly in the U.S., which is this immense wave of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim sentiment, lumping all Arabs together as 'terrorists.' This was clearly manifested in movies and TV series, like 24. Why? Why now? Is it just after 9/11?"

James Abourezk: "No, it's after the Soviet Union collapsed. The Zionists were looking around for another enemy to have, because to them the Soviet Union was an enemy because they wouldn't allow Jewish emigration. So they used that as an organizing tool, basically, and when the Soviet Union collapsed, there was no more organizing about the Soviet Union. So they looked around, and they said: Well, the Muslims. Let's find the Arabs and the Muslims, and make them the boogeyman. And that's what they did."

Interviewer: "But why did this sentiment of hatred increase after 9/11?"

James Abourezk: "Well, because the Arabs who were involved in 9/11 cooperated with the Zionists, actually. It was a cooperation. They gave them the perfect excuse to denounce all Arabs. It's a racist sort of thing, really racist - you know, picking out these 19 or 20 terrorists - they were terrorists - and saying all the Arabs are like them. So, you know, people in America don't really look at it that deeply, and they accept what the government and the press are saying."[...]

Interviewer: "So who is controlling who?"

James Abourezk: "The lobby is controlling the Congress."

Interviewer: "But you said that the U.S. is not in need of Israel, but rather, Israel needs the U.S."

James Abourezk: "Yes, that's right. But how they..."

Interviewer: "It's very paradoxical."

James Abourezk: "Well, how they fulfill that need is by pressuring Congress to support Israel. The chief objective of the Israeli lobby is to keep the American taxpayers' money flowing to Israel. That's the chief objective. They stop anybody who criticizes Israel, so that may stop the money from flowing. That's why they attack people who attack Israel."[...]
Abourezk's paranoia about Jews makes him a well-qualified person to comment on the Elders/Israel Lobby!