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Opinion Editorials, September 2013
Putin Outfoxed the Jewish Lobby in the US
By Rev Ted Pike
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 30, 2013
President Obama thought he could score points by authorizing a surgical strike on the Syrian military because of its alleged use of poison gas against its own people. So did the Jewish lobby. A Haaretz article “AIPAC makes big push on Syria military action” (Sept 11, 2013) relates
Jewish groups were hesitant initially to support Obama’s push to strike following an attack that is said to have killed more than 1,400 Syrian civilians, including several hundred children. But the reluctance all but evaporated after top Obama advisors outlined the administration’s proposed legislation in a conference call last week with Jewish leaders. The next day, September 3, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee mobilized its grass roots to call members of Congress. On Tuesday 250 of its top members held one-on-one meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill…. AIPAC’s support is joined by other leading American Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Notably, both partisan Jewish organizations—the Republican Jewish Coalition and the National Jewish Democratic Council—are backing Obama.
...The New York Times reported Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reaching out personally to some congressional leaders at Obama’s urging…In the wake of the chemical attack, Israel has grown more vocal in supporting a response that would degrade Assad’s unconventional weapons capability.
Yet neither Obama, Israel or the Jewish lobby accurately assessed the opposition of Congress and the American people to another Mideast war. Despite Obama’s best efforts at persuasion, his popularity has plummeted, with 60% of Americans polled disapproving of his handling of the Syrian crisis.
Meanwhile, Russian president Vladimir Putin helped unsettle American opinion even more by saying he doubted that the government of Syria had gassed its own people. Instead, he said, blame might be placed on terrorist groups wanting to provoke America to attack and overthrow the Syrian government. Instead of attacking Syria on doubtful evidence, Putin suggested America wait and allow Russia, Syria’s ally, to persuade Syria to agree to international bans on chemical weapons.
It seems that Putin may have succeeded. Syria’s President Assad reportedly agrees to such restrictions. The Russian leader has emerged as the most powerful peacemaker in the Mideast. Most importantly he may have averted another Mideast entanglement leading to yet another war. In contrast, Obama is viewed as immature in dealing with complex issues of Mideast foreign policy, as well as unequal to the wiles of Putin.
Israel and the Jewish lobby are also viewed as again being primarily self-serving. For the purpose of making the Mideast safe for Israel, the Zionists inveigled America into four Mideast military conflicts. A few national voices speak out. “AIPAC wants this war” headlined posts by Andrew Sullivan on his influential Daily Dish blog. Michael Savage spoke for a large American audience when he exclaimed “I am sick of this slavish worship of Israel…And I’m sick and tired of America being yanked around like we’re the tail and they’re the dog.” (See Michael Savage Tears into Israel)
Obama’s discomfiture also means that perhaps more than ever, it is dawning on Americans and Western nations that there is no end to Zionist willingness to make use of American military might and the blood of American soldiers to ensure the supremacy of Israel.
Although not a one-world internationalist, Putin is shrewdly suggesting that authorization of police actions in the Middle East should reside with the United Nations, which is strongly critical of Israel. It is time that world consensus should arbitrate decisions leading to war in the Middle East, instead of American presidents, their often dual-citizenship Jewish advisors, and pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.
Putin, outside the clique of Zionist dominated Western leaders, is for the first time giving evidence of a national leader desiring to move governments away from policies and actions in the Middle East that serve Israel’s interest first. Obama and the Jewish lobby have attempted to marginalize Putin and his largely Orthodox Christian Russia, complete with laws outlawing homosexual proselytization of youth. (See Russian Revival Gives Hope for America) Putin has further antagonized Obama and the Jewish pro-Orwellian surveillance community in America by his protection of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
What about Human Rights Violations in Russia?
It is true, Russia, like Latin American countries facing a flood of Marxist revolutionaries after Castro took over Cuba in 1959, faces a dilemma: does Russia open her gates to corrupting Western influences which want to tear down Russia’s nascent return to Christianity—and make Russia as morally corrupt as the West? Or, as the governments of Argentina, Chile, and Nicaragua originally responded, repress, even sometimes brutally, invading destructive elements? The liberals then, as with Putin now, howled “Human rights abuses!” Yet Latin American "dictators" played very rough with Marxists to prevent the real bloodbath that comes with Communist takeover. Brutal as they were, the fact remains that, for the most part, Latin America has remained non-Communist and free.
Critics of Putin such as Senator John McCain assert the government of Russia should abdicate to Western values which encourage sodomy and public reviling of leaders, as rock band "Pussy Riot" did, attempting to overthrow such leadership. There indeed comes a time, as in America’s revolution, when the people must, because of insufferable abuse, rise up and use virtually any means to overthrow a blatantly tyrannical regime. So far, I do not believe that Putin’s government, imperfect, corrupt, and repressive of Western liberal values as it may be, has come close to reaching that point.
In fact, I believe that God, who has a very active interest in the political affairs of nations, is looking down with respect on Putin’s inclination to not only morally reconstruct the once godless Russian nation, but also perhaps move the entire world away from abject obedience to Israel and the Jewish lobby.
Scripture enjoins Christians to pray for those in authority. It is hard to fulfill that command toward Obama, who seems only to mock our prayers with further pro-homosexual, anti-Christian, anti-freedom initiatives. But that is not true of Putin. Honoring God and Christian values, I believe he is clearly benefiting from a divine tailwind. Putin knows that international Jews brought Communism to Russia. (See Jewish Activists Created Communism) He is reversing such evil, atheistic influence through active encouragement of Orthodox Christianity as well as traditional marriage, while just as actively discouraging sexual perversion. Perhaps he also knows that Zionist Jews brought discord and alienation to an Arab Middle East which a century ago was deeply admiring of Western nations, fighting with the allies against Germany in World War I. (See Debunking Joe Farah's Jewish Fables) Putin is now effectively weakening Jewish Supremacism’s ability to lead the world into yet another round of unnecessary bloodletting—carnage from which only Israel will benefit.
This is a great service to mankind. Be sure to include Putin in your prayers tonight.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
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