Professor Brat can expect to be attacked by "journalists" across the political spectrum with every sort of accusation and scandalous report. He risks a well paid former female student coming forward to complain that while counseling her on her grades, he leaned forward and put his hand on her thigh.3 Or worse.
This will be Professor Brat's likely fate even though his election was not about Cantor being Israel's Representative, a fact that the voters who elected Brat probably don't even know. Professor Brat himself might not know it, hence this warning. Professor Brat accused Cantor of representing, not Israel, but "large corporations seeking insider deals, crony bailouts and a constant supply of low-wage workers." This ensures that the transnational corporations and military/security complex will join the Israel Lobby in gunning for Representative Brat.
And, in addition, Brat is unlikely to be warmly welcomed by the Republican Party as he defeated one of the party's top leaders. This could start a trend, and Republicans could lose Mitch McConnell, the Minority Leader in the Senate. Also, many, if not most, House Republicans will have spent a number of years accommodating Cantor in exchange for favors that the Majority Leader can confer, and they are not happy that their investments in Cantor have been wiped out.
A likely explanation of Brat's victory is that it was a protest vote, like the recent EU elections where the major parties in the major countries lost to relatively new and heavily demonised third parties, such as Farage's Independent Party (1993) in the UK and Le Pen's National Front Party (1972) in France. The establishment is already at work explaining that these electoral victories along with Brat's are due to their racist anti-immigration stance. Little doubt that immigration played a role, especially in the UK and France, but the extraordinary gain in third party clout is due to the public's disgust with the corrupt traditional parties who have ceased to represent the public on any issue.
Just as I think Representative Brat is a marked man, so are Farage and Le Pen. (Yes, I know, Marine is a woman, but the term is "marked man.") The Establishment thought that Farage and Le Pen could be disposed of with lies and demonization. Their unexpected victory in the EU elections has brought that supposition into question. If Farage and Le Pen cannot be assassinated by the media, the prospect of physical assassination arises. The Establishment has perfect cover. As both political leaders speak out against the heavy level of immigration that is transforming the national existence of the UK and France, the intelligence services that serve the state can easily come up with a "deranged Muslim."
The main target of Farage and Le Pen is not immigrants. Their important target is the EU, which, more than immigration, is attacking national sovereignty, thus dissolving the peoples of historic European countries into a new and artificial entity called Europe.
Farage and Le Pen are also opposed to Washington's control of European countries and their foreign policy through NATO and other organizations dominated by Washington. Washington is no more willing than the Israel Lobby to take assaults on its power lying down. Attacks on the EU and on NATO are regarded as attacks on US interests. My conclusion is that the lives of Farage and Le Pen are at risk.
And so is Vladimir Putin's. Despite Washington's demonization, Putin has risen to recognition as the most capable world leader. Unlike Obama, Putin walks freely among crowds. He doesn't stand behind a bullet proof shield when he gives a speech. Russia is overrun with opposition groups well paid by Washington. Putin needs to recognize his danger before he is removed.
Like Israel, Washington has no tolerance for those who get in its way. Just ask Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Viktor Yanukovych, and Bashar al-Assad.
Yes, dear readers, I know, the list is longer. You don't need to write in to tell me.
1. ↑ From Australia, it has not been easy to cast judgement against Israel, a nation founded in 1947 by survivors of the Jewish Holocaust in which 6 million were brutally murdered. The Holocaust is possibly most brutal act ever carried out against any one one racial and cultural group in the history of humankind.
Ironically, in spite of the fact that many of the founders of Israel had relatives, partners friends, murdered by the Nazis were lucky, themselves, to have survived the Nazi death camps, they, themselves, behaved abominably towards native Palestinians — stealing their land, mass murder such as at Deir Yassin in order to cause other Palestinians to flee for their lives. In 1956 and 1967, the United Kingdom, the United States and France colluded with Israel in wars of aggression against its Arab neighbours including Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
A chilling example of the criminality of the state of Israel is documented in the article Kennedy, the Lobby and the Bomb (2/5/2013 - republished on candobetter.net) by Laurent Guyénot. On the sunny day of June 8, 1967, two days before the end of the Six Day War of 1967, in which Israel conquered the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights and the West Bank of Jordan:
"... three unmarked Mirage bombers and three torpedo boats flying an Israeli flag bombed, strafed and torpedoed for 75 minutes this NSA (National Security Agency) ship -unarmed, floating in international waters and easily recognizable - with the obvious intention of leaving no survivors, machine-gunning even the lifeboats. They only stopped at the approach of a Soviet ship, after killing 34 crew members, mostly engineers, technicians and translators. It is assumed that if they had succeeded in sinking the ship without witnesses, the Israelis would have attributed the crime to Egypt, so as to drag the United States into war on the side of Israel."
... http://www.voltairenet.org/article178401.html file:///?q=node/3432
More than any other article I have read, this article by Laurent Guyénot makes it clear why Israel is so hated and feared in the region. Only the close proximity of a Soviet warship, whose crew witnessed the crime, thereby enabling survivors to be rescued, prevented Egypt from being blamed. Had this occurred the U.S. would have had a pretext to join to also declare war on Egypt and a much larger and much more bloody conflict, conceivably even World War 3, would have ensued.
More recently, Israeli Mossad agents were observed in Kiev in February 2014 working alongside Nazi anti-semites helping to overthrow the democratically elected Ukrainian government of President Victor Yunokovych.
2. ↑ A full list is not included in this article. Presumably, Paul Craig Roberts assumes that, in the United States, this is common knowledge what the other five "powerful interest groups" are, but, writing from Australia, I don't know. - Ed