Tuesday, April 21, 2009

book notes

The Israel Lobby by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt

Despite various assertions by Zionists immediately after 9/11 that OBL didn't care about Palestine and was motivated by U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, OBL's mother said he was radicalized as a teenager by the Palestinians. Moreover, other leading members of Al Qaeda, like KSM, were motivated primarily by the Palestinian conflict.

Protection of Israel was one of the main reasons, if not the mail reason, for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The Israel Lobby's hawkish views is not a reflection of American Jews. It's a combination of hawkish Jews and Christian Zionists, who believe that Israel paves the way for the Second Coming (during which all Jews would either convert and die)