by Dr. Gerhard Falk
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
has for many years invited
retired American generals and admirals to visit Israel. Among the 43 other
generals and admirals who traveled to Israel in 2000 was General Jay Garner, who
has just been appointed administrator of Iraq. General Garner will initially
administer those parts of Iraq which have now been liberated and will bring with
him humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people.
Israel, General Garner, among others, signed a statement saying that he and the
other signatories “were appalled by the Palestinian political and military
leadership that teaches children the mechanics of war while filling their heads
with hate” and praised “the remarkable restraint of the Israeli defense
American military men, including General Garner, pointed to the benefits of the
American –Israel security arrangements, not only for Israel but also for our
country. They praised Israel for promoting “freedom, democracy and the rule of
law” and they wrote that Israel “is the only country in the Middle East that
shares our democratic and humanitarian values.” They then went on to say that
“A strong Israel is an important security asset to the United States.”
normal, rational person could easily agree to these facts which are as plain as
the proposition that 2 plus 2 is four. However, the hate mongers and anti-Jewish
crazies are “appalled” that the President has appointed General Garner. To
the hate mongers Garner is “a friend of the Jews” and therefore disqualified
from any office.
British colonialists who ruled and dismembered Israel until 1948 are griping
that General Garner has “links to Sharon.”
will be governing Iraq from Baghdad. He will have three assistants who will
divide Iraq into three zones to be governed by each of the assistants under the
overall supervision of Garner and eventually Secretary of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld. Since Garner’s deputy will be General John Abuzaid, an Arab-American
who speaks the Arab language, the hysteria concerning General Garner is ipso
facto ridiculous. Of course the British are anxious to be part of the
government of Iraq in order to offset the so-called “pro-Jewish bias” of
British press is complaining that Assistant secretary of defense Wolfowitz, a
Jew, is in fact “behind” all of this and that Paul Wolfowitz somehow runs
the whole U.S. government and dominates everyone, even President Bush.
coalition of anti-Jewish hate mongers has organized to “stop Garner” by
launching a web site called “Stop Garner”. These hate mongers want the
so-called United Nations to supervise the reconstruction of Iraq. Since Syria is
the chair of the U.N. Security Council it is obvious that such a move would
reinstitute the same dictatorship in Iraq that is now in power in Syria and was
in power in Iraq.
people who seek to discredit General Garner claim that “the Jews” conducted
the war against Iraq for the benefit of Israel and not for the benefit of this
country. Yet, there is not one Jew in the cabinet of President George W. Bush.
The fact is that JINSA has the same right to influence American foreign policy
as any other group, including the American – Arab Anti Discrimination
Committee, run by Hussein Ibish, who commented: “People in the Arab world are
completely amazed by the Iraq policy, they don’t get it, and the view that
Israel is behind it all is one that is gaining strength.”
It is of
course true that Iraq has threatened Israel for decades. Iraq launched 39
missiles at Israel during the Gulf War of 1991. The Iraqi dictator paid Arab
settlers in Israel to conduct homicide bombings, killing children on school
buses and dinner guests in restaurants. We suggest that an American ought to be
favoring the democratic government in Israel instead of the blood soaked
dictators in the Arab conglomerate. The Arab countries are, without exceptions,
enemies of the U.S.A., even if they pretend otherwise. On whose side is the
Arab-American Committee? The side of the terrorists who blew up the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon?
is that the appointment of General Garner has nothing to do with Israel. He was
appointed because of his excellent record as an administrator in the former
Yugoslavia and because of his long military experience. Likewise, President Bush
appointed Elliott Abrams to the position of Special Assistant to the President
and Senior Director for Near East Affairs of the National Security Council in
charge of our Middle East policy. Abrams is Jewish and a major advocate of
Israeli security. This too was opposed by the hate mongers.
we have a president who puts America first and pays no attention to the
anti-American traitors among us. God bless George W. Bush.
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications,
A New Look at the Supporting Generation (with Dr. Ursula A., Falk, 2002),
Ascent to Reason (2003).