Obama Advisor Accuses Jewish Lobby of McCarthyism
Surprise!… Another anti-Israeli Obama advisor:
Samantha Powers (right) was asked to leave the Obama campaign for her anti-Israeli postitions and then Robert Malley stepped down for meeting with Hamas several times. Now, another anti-Israel Barack Obama advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski (left), is blasting the American Israel Jewish Public Affairs Committee for “McCarthyism.”
Another one of Obama’s anti-Israel foreign policy advisor snaps.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former official of the Carter Administration (Surprise!), attacked the American Israel Jewish Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) today.
The Telegraph reported:
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former national security adviser, said that the pro-Israel lobby in the US was too powerful, while the slur of anti-Semitism was too readily used whenever its power was called into question.
Presenting a solution for the Middle East, he listed historical compromises that had to be made by Israelis and Palestinians but accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) – the largest and most influential Jewish lobby group – of obstructing peace efforts.
He said: “Aipac has consistently opposed a two-state solution and a lot of members of Congress have been intimidated and I don’t think that’s healthy.”
…Mr Brzezinski, who served under President Jimmy Carter, was a key player in the 1978 Camp David Accords and remains an important voice in the US foreign policy establishment.
An active author and analyst at 80, he is close enough to Mr Obama that his remarks may feed fears in the American-Jewish community that the senator would soften America’s traditional strong pro-Israeli stance if he became president.
This perception has been created in part by Mr Obama’s professed willingness to talk to Iran and partly by other foreign policy associates.
In recent weeks, Mr Obama has courted the Jewish vote and, on Israel’s 60th anniversary, underlined the need for the US to show “unshakeable” support.
Mr Brzezinski has been accused of being “anti-Israel” by some Jewish academics, writers and bloggers after criticising Israel for excessive use of force and unwillingness to compromise.
Last year, censure of him reached new heights when he defended John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, two academics who had criticised the pro-Israel lobby and were accused of questioning the right of the state of Israel to exist.
** It is interesting that the British press broke this anti-Obama story and not the American press.