Israel dominates major power apparatuses in US: Scholar
Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, an author and Middle East expert in Madison, and Maxine Dovere, a journalist and political commentator in New York, to discuss the influence of the Israel lobby in the United States.
Barrett says all major corridors of power in the United States are completely under the domination of a “genocidal” foreign entity called Israel.
He also noted that the economic and political elite of the Jewish Zionist community has a “death-grip”on power in the US.
“There is a total domination of money, the political system, the economic system, the educational system and of course the media, all of this is being strangled by the Zionist death-grip on the United States,” he states.
The expert further argues that the United States is being destroyed by Israel, adding that it has cost Washington literally trillions of dollars.
“Since 9/11, the inside job or neoconservative coup d’état that was designed to launch America on an endless war against Israel’s enemies by demonizing Muslims and extending the genocide in occupied Palestine to a worldwide genocide of Muslims, the United States has spent all of its capital, its ideological capital, its humanitarian capital, it has destroyed its reputation and it has spent more literally as much as two or three trillion dollars just since 2001 in this endless war against Muslims on behalf of Israel.”
Dovere, for her part, believes that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is simply a mirror and a voice for the opinions of the American people and it does not wield any influence in the United States.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.