By Israel Shamir
"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
"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
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.