Friday, February 19, 2010
Cole calls out Canadian Zionist David Frum
The Decline of the Israeli Right and the Increasing Desperation of the 'Anti-Semitism' Charge
Juan Cole, Informed Comment: ... This Iraq strategy, which intended to stop the Rabin peace process and prevent the return of Gaza and the West Bank to the Palestinians for their state, was laid out by... Neoconservatives in a white paper for Bibi Netanyahu in 1996. Many of the authors were subsequently put in high office by Bush-Cheney... They included Canadian gadfly journalist David Frum, who authored Bush's 2002 'Axis of Evil' speech...
Frum, a Canadian who only became naturalized as a US citizen in 2007, was important in the early years of the Bush presidency and crafted many of the falsehoods and propaganda points that got up the Iraq War. He bears a heavy responsibility for the unnecessary deaths of over 4000 military personnel, for the deaths of some 600,000 Iraqis, and for the displacement of nearly 4 million Iraqis. In a just world, David Frum would be on trial for his role in severe violations of international law...
Since supporters of the Likud government, Christian and Jewish, are even now attempting to foment a US war on Iran on behalf of rightwing objectives in Israel,... I rather stand by my condemnation of them.... But I will complain about David Frum's dual loyalties. I am very suspicious of a rightwing Stephen Harper-style Canadian becoming so influential in the United States... I fear he may be influencing my country in directions that benefit rightwing Canadian politicians and war industries in Ottawa.
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