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What Does It Profit a Congressman to Retain His Office but Suffer the Loss of His Soul?

The question is not does Israel own our Congress, the question is WHY?

Hillary addresses AIPAC policy conference
Hillary addresses AIPAC policy conference

(OXFORD, U.K.) - Two months from now Americans will be subjected to the humiliating spectacle of their Representatives and Senators crawling down AIPAC’s plush red carpet to the podium at its annual conference where they will obsequiously laud this bloody organization with words of praise, outdoing each other in pitiful patronizing phrases, in unquestioning obedience to their masters.

The question is not does AIPAC control our Congress, one need only check their record of support:

  • 410-8 supported Israel’s illegal invasion of Lebanon in 2006;
  • 390-5 supported Israel’s devastation of Gaza in 2008/09;
  • 344-36 supported silencing the Goldstone Report that condemned Israel’s crimes against humanity for that monstrous massacre;

  • and following Israel’s violent attack against the unarmed humanitarian aid ship the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 329 Representatives signed and sent a letter to the President asking him to support a resolution exonerating Israel of any wrongdoing while their colleagues in the Senate voted 100 to none finding Israel innocent in that attack despite world-wide condemnation of its actions.

The question is not does Israel own our Congress, the question is WHY? The answer is simple: they are cowards protecting themselves against intimidation, coercion and fear.

One would think, as the majority is vocally solid Christians and devote Jews, that some attention would be paid to the Biblical admonishment alluded to in the title of this piece: “For what does it profit a man if he gain the whole world but suffer the loss of his soul?” Consideration might be given, one would think, to AIPAC’s purpose and to Israel’s actions. Are these in alignment with Christ’s teachings and do they represent the compassion that rested at the heart of Judaism prior to Zionism? I think not.

I also think, should they care to spend an hour and a half in rapt meditation witnessing the reality of the slaughter they supported in Israel’s invasion of Gaza, even their gold plated hearts would melt at the brutality, the ruthlessness, the absolute mercilessness of the state they support with such sanctimonious sentiments when they slither up the carpet to seek their favor and forget the consequences to their immortal souls. May they and all Americans who view this memorial to the dead of Gaza, prepared by one born in Palestine many years ago, now a resident of these United States, give serious thought to what we have wrought in our undeviating support for the Zionist mind, because that mind suffers from no remorse, bears no responsibility for its acts, and willfully uses even our representatives as fools to gain their ends.

This memorial is a monument to the people of Gaza, a testament to them from one who cares. Perhaps in this new world of cyberspace, stone monuments may give way to visuals that are available to all anywhere in this world. There is no monument like it anywhere; it is the victims’ tale of fear and suffering caught in the act of betrayal by those who have renounced their humanness. It is, therefore, a cry to all peoples everywhere that our civilized world of the 21st century has accomplished what no other barbaric horde of times past could achieve…a requiem for those who died conveyed through the weeping eyes and torn faces of those who witnessed this testament to inhumanity delivered by a nation that reverted back to tribal indifference of others and hate for others  and vengeance to others.

How blessed to remember the lost lives whose voices now sing in silence through their pictures, through the arms wrapped about their bodies carried by a mother, a father, a friend , a stranger, where fright and pain ring together through the suffering eyes and cries caught in the absolute quiet of the frame, a silent testament snapped in time, a moment never to be lost where reflection rises instantaneously in the heart allowing these poor victims a moment of victory in their death to convey to each viewer the oneness we must all feel when we see horror inflicted on our brothers and sisters.

May this requiem force the Israelis and all who view this testament to share the suffering and the pain of the Palestinian people with all the compassion the souls of humans everywhere should feel for one another.

“The Israeli Operation Cast Lead Massacre And Utter Devastation of the Gaza Strip, A War Crime and Crime against Humanity” Power Point Presentation

This visual has been created by Dr. Arthur Billy with help from Gilad Atzmon and myself.

TO ACCESS:

Simply click on one of the two ‘yousendit’ links here or here:

- Then click on the Download button.

- Then click on Save File.

- Then click on the PowerPoint Icon for the PowerPoint presentation to open and start playing a long and terrible testament to Israeli horror.

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William A. Cook is Professor of English at the University of La Verne in southern California where he served for 13 years as Vice President for Academic Affairs before assuming his faculty position in 2001. Prior to coming to California, he served as a Dean of Faculty, Chair of Department of English and faculty member at institutions large and small, public and private in four eastern states. He is an activist and a writer for numerous Internet publications including Counterpunch, Salem-News.com, Pacific Free Press in British Columbia, Dissident Voice and Information Clearing House, serving as senior editor for MWC News out of Canada, and contributing editor at the Palestine Chronicle, the Atlantic Free Press in the Netherlands, and the World Prout Assembly, his polemics against the Bush administration and the atrocities caused by Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert in Israel, now our 51st state, have been spread around the Internet world and translated into French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Italian. Cook also serves on the Board of the People’s Media Project, interviews on radio and TV in South Africa, Canada, Iran and the United States and contributed for five years yearly predictions to the Hong Kong Economic News. This volume follows his Tracking Deception: Bush Mid-East Policy, Hope Destroyed, Justice Denied: The Rape of Palestine and continues his scourge against the hypocrisy, deceit, and destructive policies that have characterized American mid-east policy and its destructive alliance with the Zionist forces that have turned Israel into an apartheid state determined to destroy the Palestinian people.

In addition to his polemics, he writes plays (The Unreasoning Mask, co-authored with his wife, D’Arcy, and The Agony of Colin Powell), satires (see “Advancing the Civilized State: Inch by Bloody Inch” in The Rape), and poetry (Psalms for the 21st Century). His most recent fictional work creates a morality tale based upon real life figures that haunt our lives, The Chronicles of Nefaria He can be reached at wcook@laverne.edu or www.drwilliamacook.com..

The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction is a collection of voices from around the world that establishes in both theoretical and graphic terms the slow, methodical genocide taking place in Palestine beginning in the 1940s, as revealed in the Introduction. From Dr. Francis A. Boyle’s detailed legal case against the state of Israel, to Uri Avnery’s “Slow Motion Ethnic Cleansing,” to Richard Falk’s “Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust,” to Ilan Pappe’s “Genocide in Gaza,” these voices decry in startling, vivid, and forceful language the calculated atrocities taking place, the inhumane conditions inflicted on the people, and the silence that exists despite the crimes, nothing short of state-sponsored genocide against the Palestinians.




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Teresa March 22, 2011 10:26 pm (Pacific time)

Today I learned that Israel can hold it's citizenship and still be an American...only Israel. So what we have are citizens who are not loyal to the United States of America though they can vote and leave. This has got to end. Today I watched an old video "The Eternal Jew" watch it. It is telling and very disturbing. Then watch "Quotable quotes from the chosen people" equally disturbing. Good Luck America...we really need it.


stk33 March 20, 2011 10:53 pm (Pacific time)

> But why do the Zionists have the power to strike such fear into them? It comes down to money doesn't it? Most of all it comes to aggressive character and hate towards Gentiles (non-Jews). Every Jew from his childhood learns that the whole world is against his nation, and that the life is a neverending struggle for survival. So if you criticize, say, Germans, or Irish, they won't pay attention. But criticize Jews, any aspect of their nation, be it Israel, or Holocaust, or their religion, or their lobby, anything, and next day you will be destroyed by the swarm of calls, letters, threats, demands, etc. Look at Prof. Finkelstein, or journalist Helen Thomas, or congresswoman Cintia McKinney. While all others live peacefully, Jewish community is in constant war for its survival. Arabs probably have even more money, but Jews have 1,000 times more will to fight for their interest. Read "The fable of ducks and hens" (google it), it's very, very close. Money yes, talent yes, but first of all hate towards Gentiles and willingness to fight them tooth and nail every minute and conquer every benefit that can be conquered, be it reparations from the countries that never attacked them, or throwing away Christmas tree from the public view.


Dave March 20, 2011 10:49 am (Pacific time)

But why do the Zionists have the power to strike such fear into them? It comes down to money doesn't it? They have the most money of any organized group, that's why they're able to control the political process.


Jani March 20, 2011 7:57 am (Pacific time)

Yeah, OK that will happen ...


stk33 March 20, 2011 7:36 am (Pacific time)

Dear Editor, there's no doubt that Israel's behavior is fueled by the religion. It's certainly very politically incorrect to say so, but denying it is hiding the head the sand. Certainly, there are Jewish dissenters who disagree with Zionism and with Israeli policies; but still, nobody can deny that the vast majority of Jews does support Israel, fully approves her crimes and aggression, and actually demands more. If you have any doubts this is so, tune to your local Russian-language radio station (most Russian immigrants in US are Jews) and listen to some discussion with calls from listeners. 10-15 minutes will be enough.


goerge Archers March 19, 2011 7:07 pm (Pacific time)

Even if Israel firsters nuked America on the pretense that it was Iran but Americans found evidence that it was 100% false flag operation, Israel will still be pampered and cuddled. Mother USA gave birth to a problem manic child)an abortion that lived).
No matter how bad Israel becomes,USA will always protect her. Very dangerous situation. wake-up americans--Don't elect a Jew or do any business them :^(

Editor: George, for the record, I am very pro-Palestinian and regularly called every name in the book over it, but we are only making headway in the public educational process because a lot of great Jewish people are on our team.  So, I do not agree that we should use that religion or any other to judge people that way.  The problem is Zionsim and Israeli policy; not being 'Jewish'.  I'm sure you understand, boycott Israel, and if you know a business supports Israel then by all means avoid the place and the product, but it is not about religion.  


hgarner March 19, 2011 4:24 pm (Pacific time)

Welcome to the USI....Mossad says go by deception. We've been deceived and are now working as Israel's proxy..


weiv March 19, 2011 3:13 pm (Pacific time)

Zionism is a nasty parasitic infection.


Winston Creer March 19, 2011 2:35 pm (Pacific time)

Great article. Should be on the front page of every newspaper.

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