Misperceptions among Americans about Support for the Syrian RebelsSubmitted by AtlantaIconoclast on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 22:12
After reading a multitude of comments in the "comments" section of various articles about moves by Congress and Obama to arm the Syrian rebels, I have concluded that many Americans are seriously misinformed. Put simply, too many Obama haters think that he supports the rebels because of their mistaken belief that he is a Muslim or that he supports Muslims or is somehow anti-Israel. The fact that AIPAC is pushing our Congress into intervening in Syria is completely missed by them. The fact that the most passionate advocates for intervention are Israel's biggest supporters is also missed by them. How do the neocons get away with this? They rely on the ignorance and the bigotry of middle America.
The same could apply to Benghazi. How can neocons criticize Obama when they chiefly pushed for intervention there? It makes no sense at all, except again, for the fact that middle America hates Muslims and is terribly ignorant of Israel's desire to destabilize the Arab world. Anyone who doubt's Israel's intentions should study the writings of Oded Yinon, a hardcore Likudnik who spelled it all out in the early 80s. He made it very clear that for Israel to survive, it must keep the Arab world unstable and divided.