Żydowscy neokoni itp. stali się tak wszechmocni w amerykańskiej polityce zagranicznej, iż w 2007 doprowadziło to do wydawniczej mega-sensacji sprokurowanej przez dwóch profesorów politologii wagi super-ciężkiej – dziekana z Harvardu oraz R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. W polskiej wiki nie ma o nich nic (prawie), jak to w TAKICH przypadkach:
„John Joseph Mearsheimer (/ˈmɪrʃhaɪmər/; born December 14, 1947) is an American political scientist… When he was 17, Mearsheimer enlisted in the U.S. Army. After one year as an enlisted member, he chose to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. He attended West Point from 1966 to 1970. After graduation, he served for five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. In 1974, while in the Air Force, Mearsheimer earned a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He subsequently entered Cornell University and in 1980 earned a Ph.D. in government, specifically in international relations…
He was a vocal opponent of the Iraq War in 2003 and was almost alone in opposing Ukraine’s decision to give up its nuclear weapons in 1994 [całe szczęście dla nas?] and predicted that, without a deterrent, they would face Russian aggression. His most controversial views concern alleged influence by interest groups over US government actions in the Middle East which he wrote about in The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Stephen Martin Walt (born July 2, 1955) is an American professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. …Walt pursued his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. He first majored in chemistry with an eye to becoming a Biochemist. He then shifted to history, and finally to International Relations… Walt has frequently criticized America’s policy with respect to Iran. In 2011, Walt told an interviewer that the American reaction to an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States „might be part of a larger American diplomatic effort to put Iran on the hot seat.”
„Washington continues to insist on a near-total Iranian capitulation,” wrote Walt in December 2012. „And because Iran has been effectively demonized here in America, it would be very hard for President Obama to reach a compromise and then sell it back home.”…
Mearsheimer and Walt responded to their critics in a letter to the London Review of Books in May 2006.
- To the accusation that they „see the lobby as a well-organised Jewish conspiracy” they refer to their description of the lobby „a loose coalition of individuals and organisations without a central headquarters.”
- To the accusation of mono-causality, they remark „we also pointed out that support for Israel is hardly the only reason America’s standing in the Middle East is so low.”
- To the complaint that they „‚catalog Israel’s moral flaws,’ while paying little attention to the shortcomings of other states,” they refer to the „high levels of material and diplomatic support” given by the United States especially to Israel as a reason to focus on it.
- To the claim that U.S. support for Israel reflects „genuine support among the American public” they agree, but argue that „this popularity is substantially due to the lobby’s success at portraying Israel in a favourable light and effectively limiting public awareness and discussion of Israel’s less savory actions.”
- To the claim that there are countervailing forces „such as ‚paleo-conservatives, Arab and Islamic advocacy groups… and the diplomatic establishment,'” they argue that these are no match for the lobby.
- To the argument that oil rather than Israel drives Middle East policy, they claim that the United States would favor the Palestinians instead of Israel, and would not have gone to war in Iraq or be threatening Iran if that were so.
- They accuse various critics of smearing them by linking them to racists, and dispute various claims by Alan Dershowitz and others that their facts, references or quotations are mistaken.”
Myślę, że ta książka spowodowała wielkie trzęsienie ziemi w USA – wpierw przyczyniła się do słynnego resetu Obamy z Iranem (który inaczej w ogóle nie byłby możliwy?), a potem do wyboru Trumpa, którego oczywiście wsparło także żydowskie lobby…