U.S. President Barack Obama has timed his trip to Tel Aviv to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq to send the message that “America is there to do Israel’s bidding,” says an American author and journalist.
“The first thing that we have to note is that Obama timed his trip to coincide with the ten year anniversary of America invading and destroying Iraq for Israel’s benefit,” Mark Glenn said on Wednesday.
Since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the United States has done many things on behalf of srael, he said.
“Beside the destruction of Iraq, we have the destruction of Afghanistan, we have the destruction of Libya and we see what is taking place in Syria right now and of course the United States is doing all of this for Israel’s benefit.”
President Obama vowed that America’s alliance with Israel is “eternal” as he touched down in Tel Aviv on Wednesday for his first trip to the country since taking over the White House four years ago.
“I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our two nations,” Obama said in brief remarks on the airport tarmac after he was greeted by President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who both praised Washington’s support for Israel.
The overall message of Obama’s visit to Israel, Glen said, is that “America has done exactly what she has been commissioned to do by the neo-cons and by these organized Zionists interests.”
Every year, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobbyists in the U.S. guarantee billions of dollars in military aid for Israel. Israel receives more than $3 billion from the U.S. in direct foreign assistance each year.