Even superpower US panders to Israel, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — There is substance to allegations that Israel rules the world by proxy, says former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“I wonder whether people notice it or not, but presidential candidates of the United States of America, the sole superpower, all have to seek approval from Israel.
“Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, has just made the pilgrimage. And he has made a public pledge that he will be even tougher against the Palestinians and Iran than Obama (US President Barack Obama),” he said in his latest entry in his blog at chedet.cc today.
Dr Mahathir believes Obama will soon make this pilgrimage and make more promises to fight for Israel.
“This situation is odd and Malaysians would not think this approach is proper during the national general election.
“What if Malaysian candidates for elections have to visit a neighbouring country to pledge our friendship or support for it?
“Our elections are about gaining the support of Malaysians for the party that will form the government. What other countries think of our government’s policies is irrelevant,” he said.
Apparently, Dr Mahathir said, it was not the case with America, whereby all candidates must literally pledge loyalty to Israel or risk losing the elections.
“It is not about what is good for the Unites States which counts.
“One can imagine the policies that will be adopted by whichever government or president wins, and it is clear the United States cannot ignore Israel’s views when reacting to anything of concern to Israel.
“Looks like the tail is wagging the dog,” he said. — Bernama