Larry Kilgore (R), the seccessionist movement’s candidate for Texas Governor seems to be of the mind that The Republic of Texas, once it secedes from the United States of America, will abandon any support for Israel and lend it’s support to Iran. On his facebook page, Mr. Kilgore touts an Iranian interview of Kirkpatrick Sale Talks To the Iranians About the Death of Empires. The interview with The Middlebury Instituteappeared in the Kayhan International newspaper of Tehran, Iran on July 21, 2009.
Sale compares the secessionist movement with the breakup of the Soviet Union. He states “I believe the American empire is succumbing to these same pressures. It has grown too large and distended to maintain its political and military hold over the world, or even to control its own economy.”
For what is an undeniably Republican movement, although it’s proponents deny it, it is strange that much of Sale’s thoughts on the dissolution of the Untied States have resulted in the Republican priorities of the Bush administration. Mr Kirkpatrick writes “It is unable to wage war anywhere, despite piling on huge resources and tons of money, and as it does so it creates enmity in most of the world and unpopularity at home. It is corrupted by corporate interests to the core, and is inept and inefficient, unable to solve the myriad problems its oversize and overstretch have created, including its enormous debt, its out-of-control health system, its failing public school system, its unregulated financial sector, its dependency on foreign oil and other resources, and its significant contribution to global warming.”
The interview then moves to the discussion of Israel. The interviewer bemoans that the US Media lies day and night about Iran. Iran is peaceful and only looking for peaceful nuclear energy yet the US is continuously agressive to Iran. Sale states that the foreign policy of the United Stares was hi-jacked by Israel and the Jewish lobby in 1948. Surprisingly he add much blame to the Bush Administration and says “especially since the rise of the neoconservatives in the Bush years. The Israelis figured out how to get us to invade Iraq, a thorn in its side, and now they are trying to get us to do the same to you.”
Mr. Kilgore wholeheartedly endorses Sale’s views with this statement on his Facebook page “We are beginning to to heal relationships with foreign countries now. My friend, Kirkpatrick Sale, has done a great job bringing secessionist together from differing political spectrum’s in North America. Glad to see he’s reaching out to the global community.”
I guess we don’t know who are friends are. I seem to remember that it was the Iranians not the Israelis who held our Embassy Staff hostage for over a year. The secessionist movement thinks Iran is our friend? Wooooooo…