THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE POWER ON EARTH
By Professor Paul Eidelberg
With all due respect I am alluding to the United States of America, the nation that saved Europe from barbarism in two world wars in the 20th century, but which, since then—or perhaps I should say since the Marshall Plan—has become a menace to much of mankind. I say this as an American, a former officer in the U.S. Air Force, and as a political scientist that has written extensively on the greatness of America’s Founding Fathers.
We live in a world of lies led by fools and knaves. Whether they are politicians or diplomats, intellectuals or journalists, they ignore one monumental political truth: the government of United States has become the most meddling, bungling, and most destructive power on earth.
Here the adjective “destructive” should be construed not only in physical but in political and sociological terms. During the last fifty years, the U.S. has encouraged aggression, contributed to wholesale slaughter, aided tyrants, betrayed friends, and wrecked various countries.
When it declared that Korea is not within the U.S. defense perimeter, it prompted North Korea to invade South Korea in 1950 and later failed to deter Chinese intervention. America suffered 140,200 casualties in that war. I do not have the data, but we can safely assume that the number of Korean and Chinese casualties was ten times that number. And by the way, most of the American casualties occurred after a ceasefire!
In the Sinai Campaign of 1956, in which England, France, and Israel sought to overthrow Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdul Nasser, who had violated international law by taking over the Suez Canal (crucial to England’s and France’s economy), the United States betrayed its NATO allies and Israel by supporting the Egyptian tyrant.
In the Vietnam War (1964-1973), in which the U.S. pursued the mindless strategy of “gradual escalation,” America suffered 211,556 casualties, while over a million Vietnamese lost their lives. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arranged a ceasefire between North and South Vietnam—he won a Nobel Prize for his efforts—and, after a “decent interval,” the communists in the North overran the South. (Partly as a consequence of that war, over two million Cambodians perished.)
Nothing is more dangerous than an American brokered ceasefire. In 1970, the State Department arranged a ceasefire in the War of Attrition between Israel and Egypt, but ignored Egypt’s violation of that ceasefire—the movement of Soviet SAM missiles to the Suez Canal. As the late Senator Henry Jackson predicted, that violation led to the Yom Kippur War of October 1973. Almost 3,000 Jews were killed in that brief war.
In 1982 Israel was on the verge of destroying Yasser Arafat and the PLO in Lebanon, but the American government came to Arafat’s rescue. To this day the State Department ignores his despotism and trivializes his terrorism. Israel has suffered thousands of casualties as a consequence.
The government of the United States, in the name of majority rule and in opposition to apartheid, has ruined Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa. Crime in South Africa is rampant, and anti-white racism grows unabated.To prosecute the 1991 Persian Gulf War against Iraq, the U.S. under the presidency of George Bush senior, concluded a wholly unnecessary and pernicious alliance with Syria and Egypt (for which Israel had to pay by not retaliating against Iraqi Scud missiles). Mr. Bush left Saddam Hussein in power, the most dangerous despot in the Middle East who may have contributed to the destruction of the World Trade Center!
Today, the U.S., under president George Bush junior, is again betraying Israel. While aligning itself with terrorist Arab-Islamic regimes in a war against Osama bin Laden, the Bush administration pressures Israel not to rid itself of the world’s number one terrorist, Yasser Arafat.
The U.S. can hardly destroy terrorism when its government befriends terrorists and terrorist regimes. During the past three decades, the U.S. has forgotten or forgiven Arafat’s and Syria’s terrorist acts against American citizens, diplomats, and soldiers. The Carter Administration allowed Arafat to establish a PLO office in Washington D.C. The Clinton Administration invited Hamas spokesman to the White House. The present Bush administration not only wants to reward terrorist Arafat with a Palestinian state, but supported Syria’s membership in the UN Security Council—Syria a haven for at least ten terrorist organizations!
The government of the United States is so morally confused that it does not know how to distinguish friend from foe. With its State Department steeped in cultural relativism and globalism, the U.S. cannot name its real enemy—Islam—and dares not do so lest it endanger America’s economic interests in the Middle East. Heaven only knows what American and Israel will yet suffer for Washington’s bungling and treachery.
Professor Paul Eidelberg a Political scientist, author and lecturer is the co-founder and president of The Foundation For Constitutional Democracy with offices in Jerusalem and Washington, DC.Professor Eidelberg was born in Brooklyn, New York. From high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he held the rank of first lieutenant. He received his doctoral degree in political science at the University of Chicago. While studying at the University, he designed and constructed the electronics system for the first brain scanner used at the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital.Professor Eidelberg wrote a trilogy on the statesmanship of America'sfounding fathers: On the Silence of the Declaration of Independence; The Philosophy of the American Constitution, and A Discourse on Statesmanship.Eidelberg joined Israel's Bar-Ilan University faculty in 1976. He haswritten several books on the Arab-Israel conflict and on Judaism:Demophrenia provides a psychological analysis of Israel's foreign policy. Jerusalem versus Athens and Beyond the Secular Mind apply Jewish concepts for an understanding of modern problems. Judaic Man develops concepts for a Jewish psychology. His most recent book, Jewish Statesmanship: Lest Israel Fall, provides the philosophical and institutional foundations for reconstructing the State of Israel. It has also been published in Hebrew and in Russian.Professor Eidelberg is on the Editorial Board of Israel's premier journalNativ, as well as on the Advisory Council of the Ariel Center for PolicyResearch. He has written more than 800 articles for newspapers andscholarly journals in the United States and Israel.Eidelberg has lectured before Israel's Foreign Office and has writtenpolicy papers for various Knesset Members. He chaired a panel discussion on the topic "Why Israel Needs a Constitution" at the 1997 American Political Science Association conference in Washington, DC. He has drafted a Constitution for Israel which has been published in Hebrew and Russian.During the past two years, Professor Eidelberg has been conducting seminars on constitutions, diverse parliamentary electoral systems, Jewish law, and related topics at the Jerusalem center of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy.Address:P.O. Box 23702Jerusalem 91236 IsraelE-Mail: [email protected]