The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

America Adopts the Israel Paradigm

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By Philip Giraldi
July 05, 2012

I recently read a fascinating article by Scott McConnell, “The Special Relationship With Israel: Is It Worth the Cost?,” which appeared in the spring 2012 Middle East Policy Council Journal. Even for those of us who have closely followed the issue of Israel’s asymmetrical relationship with the United States, Scott provides some unique insights. He observes, for example, that the result of the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel has been the wholesale adoption of Israeli policies and viewpoints by Washington’s policymakers and pundits. As Scott puts it, there exists “a transmission belt, conveying Israeli ideas on how the United States should conduct itself in a contested and volatile part of the world. To a great extent, a receptive American political class now views the Middle East and their country’s role in it through Israel’s eyes.”

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

July 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

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  1. The Israelization of America has been “very good” for some

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    July 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

  2. Well the article seems to leave out that Israel was involved in the creation of Stuxnet.

    Here’s the chapters that talks of the stuxnet:

    Israeli pressure also leads Washington to engage in reckless behavior such as the creation of the Stuxnet and Flame computer viruses, while the extension of the War on Terror to include countries that had nothing to do with 9/11, and to groups that do not directly threaten the U.S., is a perceived interest of Israel, not of the United States. It has made numerous enemies unnecessarily and has also turned every American into a target for terrorism.

    No mention of Israel’s role in developing the virus?

    The guy who discovered the virus is called Sergey Ulasen. He was hired by Kasperry.

    The guy claims that programmers from the Israel and the USA made the virus.

    saur ben zvi

    July 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  3. It’s a fair point but it’s not as if we haven’t known this for many years now, especially in the aftermath of 9/11 and the surge in internet news sources. The only thing that has changed is the level of acceptance toward discussion of the subject, probably due to the growing obviousness of the situation.


    July 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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