"President Bush should be declared a Distinguished Zionist", - quipped Tsahi
HaNegbi, an Israeli thug-turned-Minister, when the words of the American
president ceased to reverberate in the end-of-June heat of Middle East. "No,
Bush should be co-opted into Likud caucus", - parried the opposition leader,
Yossi Sarid. Israeli Labour leader, Shimon Peres, looked sillier than ever,
as Bush took away his favourite prop, 'a threat of American intervention'.
Peres and Sarid have never advocated Palestinian human rights out of
sympathy or common humanity, but would rather hoodwink their supporters in
the notoriously nationalistic Israeli electorate: "We would deal with
Palestinians and their lands as ruthlessly as [right-wing] Likud, but we
treasure our special relations with the US. Americans would not allow it;
that is why we are forced to behave like human beings". Now their forced
interpretation collapsed. Americans do not mind. They do not mind anything
at all, and now Israel may continue its uninterrupted slide into fascist
With a wry smile, I look through emails and articles of yesteryear, when
Bush, Jr. was elected a President. Many right-wing pundits expressed an
opinion that the Jews lost their stranglehold over American policy. "Jews in
Bush's Cabinet? Don't Hold Your Breath" lamented Phillip Weiss of the
Observer. Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com was gleefully pleased with what
appeared as a Jewish setback. Just a few months later, they learned: the
regained Anglo-Saxon supremacy in the United States was but a mirage. By
astutely providing funds for both Republicans and Democrats, for practically
all candidates of left and right, the Jewish leadership is able to influence
the choice of the candidates they prefer. Maybe they can't order a specific
person for this or other position, but they are able to influence the
shortlist, when the final choice wouldn't matter at all. They know what they
want: they prefer nincompoops, people of limited intelligence, competence,
willpower and doubtful morality, whether they are called Bush or Gore.
"Choosing a weak ruler" is a name of the game for an ethnic or religious
minority takeover, applied whenever the populace is not yet ready to accept
its true rulers. In Babylon-5 and other SF movies, the aliens prefer a
weak-kneed Terran man as their stooge. They learned it from history. In the
second half of first millennium, a large Eurasian state of Khazaria was a
subject of a similar takeover.
Indigenous Khazars were governed and protected by Turkic warrior nobility,
headed by their elected Khan, the king. In 6th - 8th centuries they received
a few waves of Jewish refugees, at first from Sasanid Persia, later from
Abbasid Iraq and Byzantium. Benevolent and tolerant Turkic khans believed
they acquire useful, clever and diligent subjects, but in no time at all,
the new arrivals took over Khazaria.
For a while they preserved the fašade of traditional aristocracy rule, and
enthroned an increasingly weak Khan. In 803, Obadiah the Jew became the real
ruler of Khazaria, while Khan the Goy was still shown to people once a year
as a proof of legitimacy of Obadiah's power. Eventually, the last Gentile
Khan was discarded, and the fiction of Khazar rule came to an end, while a
Jewish Beg openly assumed the power in Khazaria.
It is often claimed that the Jewish rulers caused mass conversion of Khazars
into Jewish faith. Arthur Koestler, a Jewish novelist, thought modern Jews
are descendents of these Khazar converts, but two leading Russian
scientists, an archaeologist Artamonov and a historian Leon Gumilev came
to conclusion that ordinary Khazars haven't been converted into Judaism. The
Jews were the ruling class in Khazaria; they didn't share the Covenant or
important positions with outsiders, according to Gumilev. Khazars became
subjects of an ethnically and religiously alien rule. They had to pay for
the army and police, and for adventurous foreign policy. In the end, they
had lost their country.
The ruling Jews had it very good but very brief: within a hundred years
after full takeover, the Khazar Empire disintegrated totally. Such setups do
not last, as they destroy their own power base. Khazars did not mind: they
had no share in the Empire's fabulous wealth. They became Tatars, Kazaks and
other nations of steppe. The neighbours did not miss the Empire, as it was
prone to genocide and slave trade. The Jews wandered out of devastated
Caspian basin into deep-frieze of Poland and Lithuania, and dropped out of
history for a thousand year slumber.
The Jews of Khazaria needed a nincompoop for a Khan, because their power was
far from complete, and only a nincompoop would surrender to their demands.
The Middle Eastern speech of Bush proved that this scion of wealthy and
powerful family behaves like a rabbit caught in the lights of a car. The
countdown for the American Empire demise had started.
 Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe
 Leon Gumilev, Russia and the Great Steppe (in Russian)
Israel Shamir is an Israeli writer and journalist. He lives in Jaffa. His
other articles are available on the site www.israelshamir.net
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