What is the connection between the Netanyahu-Obama-Romney triangle and the latest Iran controversy? Is the answer peace in Israel and the world, or is the connection Sheldon Adelson?
Fact: Adelson is one of the biggest donors and supporters of Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney. Adelson is investing not only money, but a lot of passion and desire as well. He is acting like a man for whom the ouster of President Barack Obama from office is more important than his health; as if it is the last thing that he wants to achieve in his life. It is as if he is prepared to do almost anything, in addition to donating money, for that to happen.
Iran and the Jews
Fact: One of the things that Romney really needs is the support of the Jews, whose votes in key swing states could decide the election. But Jewish support traditionally goes to the Democrats. What can be done to change that this time?
Fact: Almost all US Jews vote for the candidate who they think will be good for Israel. Who decides this? Mostly Israel itself, of course. In other words: the prime minister of Israel.
Netanyahu for Adelson-Romney
Fact: Adelson is the biggest patron of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (and of his family). Adelson believes that Netanyahu's leadership is essential for the existence of the Jewish people. He does not merely think this; he acts on it. Donations? That's obvious. But he does for Netanyahu something that no other rich man has probably ever done for the candidate he supports: Adelson established a newspaper for Netanyahu (and his family). Adelson bought journalists to write only praise for the prime minister (and his family); journalists, who after all of Netanyahu's talk, "explain" how right he is. Journalists who cannot, in other words do not dare, find any flaw in Netanyahu's deeds and decisions. Nothing.
"Adelson (Israel) Today"
The newspaper "Adelson (Israel) Today" has a very large circulation, not because of its quality, of which it has none, but because it is free; a free newspaper. Now "Adelson pays". Huge sums; and I write as a man who knows how much money a newspaper consumes. But "Adelson Pays" and pays, and pays. For Netanyahu (and his family).
It's Adelson, stupid
Fact: Let us get back to Romney. A remark or hint by Netanyahu that Obama is bad for Israel is worth something to Romney… maybe the presidency. Repeated hints that Obama will do nothing about Iran, or that "Hillary Clinton is expediting the centrifuges" - their value to Romney in gold cannot be estimated. A serious crisis with the Americans and confrontations with their officials sends a message: Obama is bad - and not just for the Jews. For humanity. For the universe. He is a dangerous man. He is firing up the centrifuges. He is bringing closer a nuclear Holocaust on Israel, and maybe on America, too.
The conclusion: Vote for Romney, just like Adelson wants.
Questions: Does "Adelson Today" want Netanyahu to help Adelson with Romney, and what will happen if Netanyahu should he want to refuse? Can he permit himself to refuse?
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 13, 2012
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