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No, Dual Loyalty Isn’t Okay

Many in congress and the media won’t discuss loyalty to Israel

By Philip Giraldi • Unz Review • March 12, 2019

The Solons on Capitol Hill are terrified of the expression “dual loyalty.” They are afraid because dual loyalty means that one is not completely a loyal citizen of the country where one was born, raised and, presumably, prospered. It also suggests something more perverse, and that is dual citizenship, which in its present historic and social context particularly refers to the Jewish congressmen and women who just might be citizens of both the United States and Israel. There is particular concern over the issue at the moment because a freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar has let the proverbial cat out of the bag by alluding to American-Jewish money buying uncritical support for a foreign country which is Israel without any regard to broader U.S. interests, something that everyone in Washington knows is true and has been the case for decades but is afraid to discuss due to inevitable punishment by the Israel Lobby.

Certainly, the voting record in Congress would suggest that there are a lot of congress critters who embrace dual loyalty, with evidence that the loyalty is not so much dual as skewed in favor of Israel. Any bill relating to Israel or to Jewish collective interests, like the currently fashionable topic of anti-Semitism, is guaranteed a 90% plus approval rating no matter what it says or how much it damages actual U.S. interests. Thursday’s 407 to 23 vote in the House of Representatives on a meaningless and almost unreadable “anti-hate” resolution was primarily intended to punish Ilhan Omar and to demonstrate that the Democratic Party is indeed fully committed to sustaining the exclusive prerogatives of the domestic Jewish community and the Jewish state.

The voting on the resolution was far from unusual and would have been unanimous but for the fact that twenty-three Republicans voted “no” because they wanted a document that was only focused on anti-Semitism, without any references to Muslims or other groups that might be encountering hatred in America. That the congress should be wasting its time with such nonsense is little more than a manifestation of Jewish power in the United States, part of a long-sought goal of making any criticism of Israel a “hate” crime punishable by fining and imprisonment. And congress is always willing to play its part. Famously, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) official Steven Rosen once boasted that he could take a napkin and within 24 hours have the signatures of 70 Senators on it, reflective of the ability of the leading pro-Israel organization to impel the U.S. legislature to respond uncritically to its concerns.

Ilhan Omar has certainly been forced to apologize and explain her position as she is under sustained attack from the left, right and center as well as from the White House. One congressman told her that “Questioning support for the US-Israel relationship is unacceptable.” Another said “there are many reasons to support Israel, but there is no reason to oppose Israel” while yet another one declared that all in Congress are committed to insuring that the “United States and Israel stand as one.”

But Omar has defended herself without abandoning her core arguments and she has further established her bona fides as a credible critic of what passes for U.S. foreign policy by virtue of an astonishing attack on former President Barack Obama, whom she criticized obliquely in an interview Friday, saying “We can’t be only upset with Trump. His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was. That’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.” Presumably Omar was referring to Obama’s death by drone program and his destruction of Libya, among his other crimes. Everything she said about the smooth talking but feckless Obama is true and could be cast in even worse terms, but to hear the truth from out of the mouth of a liberal Democrat is something like a revelation that all progressives are not ideologically fossilized and fundamentally brain dead. One wonders what she thinks of the Clintons?

The Democrats are in a tricky situation that will only wind up hurting relationships with some of their core constituencies. If they come down too hard on Omar – a Muslim woman of color who wears a head covering – it will not look good to some key minority voters they have long courted. If they do not, the considerable Jewish political donations to the Democratic Party will certainly be diminished if not slowed to a trickle and much of the media will turn hostile. So they are trying to bluff their way through by uttering the usual bromides. Senator Kristin Gillibrand of New York characteristically tried to cover both ends by saying “Those with critical views of Israel, such as Congresswoman Omar, should be able to express their views without employing anti-Semitic tropes about money or influence.” Well, of course, it is all about Jews, money buying access and obtaining political power, with the additional element of supporting a foreign government that has few actual interests in common with the United States, isn’t it?

As Omar put it, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country…” She also tweeted to a congressional critic that “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.” Gilad Atzmon, a well known Jewish critic of Israel, observed drily that “How reassuring is it that the only American who upholds the core values of liberty, patriotism and freedom is a black Muslim and an immigrant…”

But such explicatory language about the values that Americans used to embrace before Israel-worship rendered irrelevant the Constitution clearly made some lightweights from the GOP side nervous. Megan McCain, daughter of thankfully deceased “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” Senator John McCain appears on a mind numbing talk-television program called The View where she cried as she described her great love for fellow Israel-firster warmonger former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman as “like family,” before launching into her own “informed” analysis: “I take the hate crimes rising in this country incredibly seriously and I think what’s happening in Europe is really scary. On both sides it should be called out. And just because I don’t technically have Jewish family that are blood-related to me doesn’t mean that I don’t take this seriously and it is very dangerous, very dangerous… what Ilhan Omar is saying is very scary to me.”

The New York Times also had a lot to say, covering the story on both its news and op-eds pages daily. Columnist Michelle Goldberg, who is usually sensible, criticizes Omar because of her “minimizing the legacy of the holocaust” and blames her because “she’s committed what might be called, in another context, a series of microaggressions — inadvertent slights that are painful because they echo whole histories of trauma.” In other words, if some Jews are indeed deliberately corrupting American politics on behalf of Israel and against actual U.S. interests using money to do so it is not a good idea to say anything about it because it might revive bad historical – or not so historical – memories. It is perpetual victimhood employed as an excuse for malfeasance on the part of Jewish groups and the Jewish state.

Another Times columnist Bret Stephens also takes up the task of defenestrating Omar with some relish, denying that “claims that Israel… uses money to bend others to its will, or that its American supporters ‘push for allegiance to a foreign country” are nothing more than the “repackage[ing] falsehoods commonly used against Jews for centuries.” He attributes to her “insidious cunning” and “anti-Jewish bigotry” observing how “she wraps herself in the flag, sounding almost like Pat Buchanan when he called Congress “Israeli-occupied” territory.” And it’s all “… how anti-Zionism has abruptly become an acceptable point of view in reputable circles. It’s why anti-Semitism is just outside the frame, bidding to get in.” He concludes by asking why the Democratic Party “has so much trouble calling out a naked anti-Semite in its own ranks.”

Stephens clearly does not accept that what Omar claims just might actually be true. Perhaps he is so irritated by her because he himself is a perfect example of someone who suffers from dual loyalty syndrome, or perhaps it would be better described as single loyalty to his tribe and to Israel. Review some of his recent columns in The Times if you do not believe that to be true. He has an obsession with rooting out people that he believes to be anti-Semites and believes all the nonsense about Israel as the “only democracy in the Middle East.” In his op-ed he claims that “Israel is the only country in its region that embraces the sorts of values the Democratic Party claims to champion.” Yes, a theocratic state’s summary execution of unarmed protesters and starving civilians while simultaneously carrying out ethnic cleansing are traditional Democratic Party programs, at least as Bret sees it.

People like Stephens are unfortunately possessors of a bully pulpit and are influential. As they are public figures, they should be called out regarding where their actual loyalties lie, but no one in power is prepared to do that. Stephens wears his Jewishness on his sleeve and is pro-Israel far beyond anyone else writing at The Times. He and other dual loyalists, to be generous in describing them, should be exposed for what they are, which is the epitome of the promoters of the too “passionate attachment” with a foreign state that President George Washington once warned against. If the United States of America is not their homeland by every measure, they should perhaps consider doing Aliyah and moving to Israel. We genuine Americans would be well rid of them.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is www.councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is inform@cnionline.org.

March 12, 2019 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “Dual Loyalty” is an oxymoron…You are either Loyal to your country, or you are NOT.
    Israel does not allow “Dual Citizenship” in its Knesset….and yet the “Most Powerful Nation on Earth” allows dual citizens to infiltrate, and deeply influence(Dominate) the American Congress, President, and of course, the American people.
    The American people are of NO IMPORTANCE to the “Dual Citizens” who have taken over the USA….

    Comment by Brian Harry | March 13, 2019 | Reply

  2. Mr Giraldi,
    it is not dual loyalty but is more accurately, as you said ‘be better described as single loyalty to his tribe and to Israel’.
    These people and their Sayanem Cohorts do not have the interests of the American People in their hearts but devote all and everything to the Israeli entity that has been bleeding America dry, being funded in the billions each other by American taxpayers money along with the other Extras they get annually from the Israeli occupied US Governments who also give billions of dollars worth of ARMS to Israel to ‘defend itself which is ironic as Israel is a Nuclear armed entity with well over 500 Nuclear Warheads which one Israeli Professor declared is targeted at every single Western Capital including Washington, plus the fact that Israel is also about the 3rd or 4th largest ARMS Dealer in the world with a very profitable and lethal Military Industrial complex of its own along with America’s and Britain at their disposal. In the UK, their Jewish Soldiers/Citizens always go to Israel to fight in their endless wars against Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians etc.. and here once again we have Jews serving a Foreign Entity and as in America, the British Citizen exposes his ‘ single loyalty to his tribe and to Israel’.
    Same can be said of Jews in France and Europe, as well as Canada and Australia

    What Americans fail to see or understand is that all the wars their country has waged on innocent Third world nations, have all been wars for Israel and The Tribe and that these Aggressors are planning to destroy America from within politically as well as financially, morally and dare I say it, religiously, and thus intend on replacing America as the Military Super Power of the world with their satanic base in occupied Jerusalem
    Americans would do well, and the Brits too, to actually watch videos and read comments that Jews and their Rabbis make about their Tribe taking over our world- their words, because according to their Talmudic Rabbinate scripture, the Gentile world was made to serve the Jews and everything that belongs to Gentiles must be taken over by world Jewry who will enjoy having 100-200 Gentile Goyim in servitude as Slaves, to every Jew. They openly write about this and declare it to their Tribe but the minute a Goy exposes this, hell breaks loose with their Anti Semitic ‘Trick’ that they frequently use to silence any and all genuine factual critique of Israel and their Tribal Crimes against Humanity which is why they want to pass all these Laws/Bills to protect their criminal Tribe [with sadly very few exceptions]

    But hey, we cannot talk about that or expose their Talmudic racism now can we, coz after all we will be labelled with their blackmail Ruse of Anti-Semitism, which is rich coming from these vast majority non-Semitic evil Ashkenazi Khazarian converts,Settlers squatting in Palestine and as the covert Shadow Deep States ruling most of the Western Governments
    They can with impunity continue their Wars, their incessant Revenge, their deep seated Racism and Anti Semitism against real Semites and demonise Prophet Mohammed and Jesus Christ who according to their Talmud is the son of a whore [referring to Our Lady Mary] and that Christ is boiling in hell in hot excrement’ for defying the Sanhedrin rabbis who distorted and re wrote the original Torah

    SHOOOSH, you Anti Semite! you cannot tell people that especially not to our dumb Christian Zionist Buddies!! and our Western Governments with whom the single Loyalty Jewish Tribe share so much democratic civilised ‘values
    Will Megan McCain shed tears over that I wonder or the Zionist Rapture Christian Israeli Firsters like Pence[Half Jewish], Pompeo and Chabad Lubavitch Devotee- and himself a crypto Jew Trump?? ?? Important factors to know in order to understand their true ‘loyalties’
    This quote basically sums up who this Tribe rally are
    A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear: Cicero Marcus Tullius SPQR 42 B.C
    and this one By Christ himself who knew them best: and they have not changed though their arrogance, financial wealth and power has grown at an alarming rate

    Jesus said [to the Jews]: “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a mur-derer from the beginning, not
    holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:43-44)

    Comment by 'Hope' | March 13, 2019 | Reply


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