On April 17, 2017 during a ceremony to unveil statue of former Governor and Senator Ernest Hollings in the garden of the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center in Charleston, former Zionist vice-president Joe Biden praised Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings, 95, for inspiring him to what he achieved in politics.
“Fritz is the reason I was the vice president of the United States and a United States senator. You instilled an enormous amount of confidence in me, Fritz,” said Biden.
Biden said Hollings was “one of the greatest senators South Carolina has ever had.”
Israel First Iranophobic Sen. Lindsey Graham said Hollings deserves to be memorialized for his many accomplishments in South Carolina, including creating a network of technical colleges to equip the state with a skilled workforce.
Sen. Hollings who retired in 2005 after serving at US Senate for 40 years was declared anti-Jew and anti-Israel by ADL in 2004 for saying: Iraq was invaded to secure Israel in a column at the Charleston Post and Courier on May 6, 2004.
“Israel long since would have taken us to the weapon of mass destruction if there were any or if they had been removed. With Iraq no threat. Why invade a sovereign country? The answer: president George Bush’s policy to secure Israel,” he said.
Abraham Foxman, the top gun at B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League shot back: “When the debate veers into anti-Jewish stereotyping, it is tantamount to scapegoating and appeal to ethnic hatred. Regardless of whether one feels that America’s war on Iraq was justified, the charge that it’s being fought by the US on behalf of Israel grossly misrepresents the legitimate US interests that are involved in the debate.”
One wonders the US and its European and regional allies which funded and armed Saddam Hussein’s army even with chemical weapons to fight 8-year war against Islamic Iran in the 1980s – began to consider Saddam Hussein a threat to American interests in the region after he failed to destroy Islamic government in Tehran.
The Iraq-Iran war began Iraq launched a simultaneous invasion by air and land into Iranian territory on 22 September 1980. When it ended on August 20, 1988 – nearly one million civilian and military personnel got killed on both sides while US$5.3 trillion infrastructure destroyed in both countries with Shi’ite majorities.
Tehran agreed to stop the war after the US Navy missile attack on Iranian flight 655, killing 290 passengers and crew members in the air on July 3, 1988.
On May 19, 2004, E. Robert Goodkind, president American Jewish Committee (AJC), in a statement also condemned Sen. Hollings for his political wrong statement.
“President Bush has made clear that the United States went to war in Iraq – with congressional approval – to end the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, who posed tangible and significant threats to peace and stability in the Middle East, and whose continued defiance of the UN Security Council and failure to adhere to disarmament and inspection commitments mocked international law. Saddam’s regime invaded Iran and Kuwait, used weapons of mass destruction, and filled mass graves with its own innocent citizens. President Bush has stated that the United States has an obligation to make the world a safer and freer place – in which rogue states cannot accumulate sophisticated weaponry or tyrannize their neighbors, and in which aggressors, whether states or terrorist networks, face harsh consequences,” asserted Goodkind.
If Bush wanted to eliminate terror and threat to American interests in the Middle East, he should had attacked Israel and not Iraq. Israel is the only member of United Nations that needed 41 US vetoes at the UNSC to save its criminal nature. Israel is also the only nuclear power with 240-400 nuclear WMDs under its belt in the region. Iraq is a signatory to NPT but Israel still refuses to join the international forum.
Philip Zelikow, president Bush’s Jewish national security adviser confirmed in May 2004 that Iraq was invaded because Zionist Lobby considered Saddam Hussein an existential threat to the Zionist regime.
“Iraq under Saddam Hussein did not pose a threat to the United States but it did to Israel, which is one reason why Washington invaded the Arab country,” said Philip Zelikow (here).
The Jew York Times reported on February 25, 2015: “Secretary of State John Kerry reminded Americans on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who is expected to denounce a potential nuclear deal with Iran during an address to Congress next week, also visited Washington in late 2002 to lobby for the invasion of Iraq.”
Let’s not forget, John Kerry is secret Jew and his second wife Teresa Heinz is Jewish.
In 2004, former US envoy in the Middle East, Gen. Anthony Zinni also claimed that Iraq was invaded to protect Israel.
The organized Jewry’s problem with Hollings goes far back than his comments on Iraq war. It began on November 17, 1991 when he called Jew Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (died 2008), Senator from B’nai B’rith on Senate floor during a heated debate over legislation supporting voluntary prayer in public schools.