Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Israeli Media Gloat Over Their "Man in the White House" Rahm Emanuel

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

The enemy is not only inside our gates, the enemy sits upon the throne of our nation.

Witness what the media has to say:

"But Obama's not going to be able to make the break. He wants to draw down in Iraq in order to concentrate more firepower in Afghanistan. He's not going to take on the lobby in Washington and he's not going to stop further Jewish colonisation of the occupied territories or talk to Israel's enemies. With AIPAC supporter Rahm Emanuel as his new chief of staff – "our man in the White House", as the Israeli daily Maariv called him this week – Obama will toe the line. And of course, there's the terrible thought that bin Laden – when he's not shopping at US military post offices – may be planning another atrocity to welcome the Obama presidency."--"Robert Fisk: Obama has to pay for eight years of Bush's delusions", The Independent,, (8 November 2008).

"'It is obvious he will exert influence on the president to be pro-Israeli,' Emanuel's father, who moved to the United States in the 1960s, told the Maariv daily."--"Israeli media hails Obama's pick for chief of staff", AFP / EJP,, (8 November 2008).
Also: "Described in Israeli media as 'Our man in the White House' Obama picks ex-Israeli soldier as chief of staff", Al Arabiya News Channel,, (6 November 2008).