By Kam Zarrabi, Intellectual Discourse
Whether Chuck Hagel's nomination as the new Defense Secretary gets through the Senate confirmation process in spite of wholesale opposition by the Republicans and even some high profile Democratic Senators like Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin (both Jewish Zionists, of course), the fact that the President has chosen him is a strong enough signal that change is on the way in the Administration's foreign policies. After all, it is the President that makes the policies regardless of who is appointed as the front man.
So, the signal has been sent. And what's more, the objections against Hagel's nomination sounded off by hard-core neocons and, above all, by the Zionist cabal in the Congress and the media questioning his pro-Israel and anti-Iran credentials are equally significant. Significant, because by nominating Chuck Hagel, President Obama has masterfully put on public display the unhealthy, almost seditious, attitude of influence peddlers who are willing to put America's own national interests in jeopardy to serve their puppeteers.
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Mr. Hagel apologize, tongue-in-cheek, of course, for his honest and true statements he had made a decade ago, that he was a United States Senator and not an Israeli Senator, or that jumping into another war in the Middle East (against Iran, this time) would not serve America's best interests, and that he would prefer direct, unconditional negotiations with the Iranians.
| Kam Zarrabi is the
author of In Zarathushtra's Shadow and Necessary Illusion.He has conducted lectures and seminars on international affairs,
particularly in relation to Iran, with focus on US/Iran issues. Zarrabi's latest book is Iran, Back in Context.
More information about Mr. Zarrabi and his work is available at: intellectualdiscourse.com
The American people, however, are witnessing for the first time perhaps what powers are, and have long been, at play to prevent their government from pursuing the best and the most logical course of action when it comes to formulating foreign policies in that hot spot on the globe.
Regardless of any apologies for his past positions, or reaffirmation of his commitment for an unconditional support for Israel or to maintain the pressure on the Iranian regime, the American people are smart enough to see the handwriting on the wall: a sea change is underway in Obama's second and final term in office as the President of these United States of America.
It is about time, Mr. President.
I would encourage the readers to long onto my website: intellectualdiscourse.com, scroll down and read the following articles:
- IRAN, THE DESIGNATED ENEMY, BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER? July 7, 2012
- WILL IT BE REAL FIRE THIS TIME? August 28, 2012
- IS THE TIDE SHIFTING? ARE WE WITNESSING A SEA CHANGE IN US/IRAN RELATIONS? September 12, 2012
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