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The role of the Zionist Lobby in America is examined as it relates to the catastrophic wars in Iraq and Lebanon,
and the threat of a further attack on Iran.
Petras sheds light on the actual status of contemporary resistance to US hegemony within China, Latin America,
and the Middle East.
Posted November 23, 2007
I should begin by saying that I've read many books and articles by this author before and have even recommended him to my students. I am deeply shocked even shaken by the extreme turn his work has taken! In this book, Petras begins with the plausible idea that financial interests are dominant in American politics, but then claims that something called the 'Zionist Power Configuration' 'ZPC' sets American foreign policy & is responsible for the US war in Iraq. Petras seems to have borrowed the concept from ZOG 'Zionist Occucpation Government', a figment of the imagination of violent extremists and anti-Jewish racists who imagine Jewish bankers to run the world. Never mind that most bankers aren't Jewish, that Israel is not a major center of finance capital, that many Israelis and the vast majority of American Jews actually oppose the Iraq war facts mean little, alas, when the purpose is to propagate hate as this book does. Petras claims that critics of the pro-Israel lobby such as Walt & Mearsheimer are underestimating the 'ZPC' which he terms 'sinister' -- the term fits Petras very well indeed.
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