FREE PRESS * April 2, 2012
* Issue 14 *
AMERICANFREEPRESS.NET * BEHIND THE SCENES
for Israeli War
• According to pollster it’s a landslide: Americans oppose war against Iran
By Michael Collins
.Contrary to what propagandists for Israel
in the controlled media would have you
believe, most Americans would not support
Israel if it attacks Iran. The results of
a recent poll by the Pew Research Center for the
People and the Press left supporters of Israel a little
While Israel’s supporters loudly claim “most
Americans” are firmly in Israel’s corner, Pew found
to the contrary that 51 percent of Americans believe
the U.S. should stay neutral in a conflict between
Israel and Iran and that an additional 5
percent said the U.S. should oppose Israel outright.
Fully 56 percent of Americans effectively stand
against Israel’s war fever. In an election, that would
be called a landslide.
Another 4 percent polled didn’t know where
they stood. Only 39 percent would support Israel —
and that’s about the percentage of the vote Barry
Goldwater won in his historic lopsided loss in the
The poll found 65 percent of those between the
ages of 18 to 29 — those who end up fighting the
wars — overwhelmingly supported U.S. neutrality.
Seven percent of them said the U.S. should oppose
Fully 71 percent of Republicans said the United
States should support Israel. In stark contrast, only
31 percent of liberal Democrats would side with
Israel, with 54 percent of them saying the U.S.
should remain neutral.
These poll results demonstrate the bankruptcy
of the modern-day GOP, which once stood in favor
of traditional American non-intervention in foreign
conflicts, a philosophy first laid down by George
Washington in his Farewell Address.
What is additionally interesting about the poll is
the manner in which it was reported — or not reported —
by the major press.
First of all, although most Pew polls — especially
on controversial issues — are generally given a
modicum of publicity throughout the mass media,
this poll was largely ignored by big media.
To the extent the media did mention the poll,
those reports focused on the aspect of the poll
finding that most Americans opposed Iranian acquisition
of nuclear weapons, often ignoring altogether
the point that the poll found, as noted
above, that Americans did not believe the U.S.
should support Israel’s agenda for war.
Despite public opposition to war, The New York
Times reported March 19 that “in the standoff with
Iran, it is the hawkish groups supporting military
action that wield more money, political clout and
high-profile names than do the advocates of a
diplomatic solution. In all, pro-Israeli political action
committees and donors affiliated with them
have given more than $47 million directly to federal
candidates since 2000, [and] they rank among
the top contributors to a number of prominent Democrats
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 14, April 2, 2012,