December 14, 2012, - 3:17 pm
Chuck Hagel: Obama Defense Sec Choice is Very Pan-Arabist, Anti-Israel; Honored by Pro-Hezbo/HAMAS Grp
If you are against Muslims and anti-Israel cretins running the Pentagon, then you should be very concerned about Barack Obama’s reported choice for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. And you should be very concerned that Republicans told the press that they will easily confirm Senator Hagel, which is sad and pathetic. Over the years, I’ve watched Hagel become a favored figure on the Arab Muslim lecture circuit. I’ve seen him speak at many organizations that openly support Hezbollah and HAMAS. And I’ve seen him viciously attack Israel to those Arab groups in a way only a Jew-hater can. There’s a reason–several of them–why Hagel was the keynote speaker at the 2007 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, featuring a panoply of well known Israel-haters.
That’s in addition to the fact that Hagel voted against designating both Hezbollah–which murdered hundreds of Americans–and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as terrorist groups, and he opposed sanctions against Iran. Chuck Hagel’s record was so bad that he was even publicly opposed by Ira Forman, the then-chief of the National Jewish Democratic Council and Obama’s campaign outreach person to Jews, when Obama named Hagel co-chairman of his Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. (I know Ira, and at least he has the guts to do these things. You’d never see his counterpart, Matt Brooks–the calorically gifted head of the Republican Jewish Coalition–oppose anti-Israel Republicans. On the contrary, he embraces and honors them.)
As you know, John McCain ran for President several times. When he ran against then-Governor George W. Bush in 2000, I gave McCain kudos for refusing to appear at the pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS Arab American Institute’s (AAI) political conference in Dearbornistan (both George W. Bush and Al Gore sent slobbering Islamo-panderers to the confab). But his good friend, Senator Hagel, was a proud participant at the conference. The things he said about Jewish political power and Israel were the kind of things you’d hear at a Klan rally . . . or a mosque. And later on, as McCain was gearing to run for President again, he sent Hagel to the AAI event as his representative.
Hagel, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was often praised by Al-Jazeera and other Muslim outfits for his anti-war stance, his attacks on Israel, and his repeated calls for a “more balanced” U.S. policy in the Middle East, which is code for, “Israel sucks! Let’s support the Muslim world’s attempts to wipe it off the map.”
In 2007, Hagel was an awardee and featured speaker at the AAI’s Gibran Awards Gala because of his anti-Israel, pro-Muslim record. His speech got massive applause and a standing ovation because he portrayed American Jews and the pro-Israel community as such:
Hagel resented being told that if he wants backing from the pro-Israel community, his support for Israel should be automatic. “First, I am an American senator,” Hagel said to wild applause.
Hagel also said he would not sacrifice his friendships in the Arab and Muslim world to please pro-Israel groups. “No relationship should be founded on holding hostage other relationships,” he insisted. “Why must it be a choice? It is not a choice.”
When he sat down, Democrat Bill Richardson got up and told the Arabs how embarrassed he was by Abu Ghraib, to Hagel’s applause and more of the same from the Arab audience.
The thing is that to Chuck Hagel it was a choice between the Muslims and Israel. And the choice wasn’t to “automatically” support Israel. It was to automatically support the Muslim world AGAINST Israel, as he did throughout his thankfully short-lived U.S. Senate career.
Look at the many wacko Chuck Hagel statements on Iran that even the Washington Post takes issue with. And then there are the multiple orgasms that the kapo organization of self-hating, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Jews at Mondo Weiss is having over Hagel. That should be a hint that . . .
Chuck Hagel should NOT be Secretary of Defense.
So where are the Republicans who are opposing him? Crickets chirping . . . .
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