"In this regard, the role that Israel plays in shaping U.S. priorities is crucial. Was the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt the highest priority of the post-Mubarak era for Washington, as it was before? Has it made all other matters, including human rights, an afterthought? Something roughly similar is imaginable with regard to Syria. As many strategists know, Israel has an interest in seeing a weak Assad prevail in Syria in "the devil you know" thinking. One hopes that Netanyahu is not imposing Israeli thinking on Obama, but it's just conceivable that he is."So having primed his readership to blame "the lobby" for everything, that's exactly what they went ahead and did. The two of the favorited comments were written by Alan Sabrosky, Veteran's Today blogger, 9/11 conspiracy theorist, and all around Jew hater:
Key section: "My sense is that the Israeli hold on the US government is so strong, that is evidence appeared that Jewish settlers were boiling Palestinian babies for breakfast, the US government would solemnly affirm Israel's right to feed itself...." An anti-Semitic double whammy! Of course it was approved by the Huffington Post moderators.
Naturally the rest of the Huffington Post readership couldn't want to praise a man who clearly hates Israel and Jewish people as much as they do:
Yes, Alan, maybe if you had they would let you be a Huffington Post blogger. You seem to have the same kinds of views that MJ Rosenberg has, and he's been there for years.
But don't worry, because Sabrosky wasn't the only one slinging anti-Semitism in the comments section, with comments allowed to remain up for days at a time:
Always nice to see the true face of the Huffington Post every now and then.