Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino owner, has already thrown us$15 million to keep alive Newt Gingrich’s bid as the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2012.
Now, if Gingrich stumbles in the race for the nomination, Adelson is willing to pump more millions into Mitt Romney’s super Pac.
Old Newt and Adelson go back a long time: Adelson, American born, is, at heart, an ‘Israeli firster’. He is willing to pour, almost all plugs pulled out, his money to be a king maker in determining US policy towards Israel. He shouldn’t worry too much, owing to the heavy tilt of America’s support for Israel since 1948. He doesn’t see it that way as the balance in opinion shift in letting Palestinians have their own homeland, in spite of Israel’s illegal land grab and colonisation on the West Bank.
Newt first got Adelson attention when he was speaker of the House of Representatives in the 1990s by proposing to shift the US embassy to Jerusalem. It didn’t happen. And more recently, the ‘trained historian’ that he is, proclaimed loud and clear that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people. And Gingrich has been generously rewarded by Adelson in contributions to his campaign and use of the power the Las Vegas mogul exercises in opening doors for his friend from Georgia.
Adelson supports confiscation of Palestinian land in territory Israeli Zionists call ‘Judea and Sumaria’. In other words, if there is no such thing as a Palestinian people, Israel has the right to claim hoary biblical claims to all the land from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river as its own.
Unfortunately Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t share Adelson’s standpoint. So, Adelson will do any and everything to deny him a second term in office.
Even though he’s an American citizen, Adelson first and foremost concern is not the welfare of the land of his birth, but the welfare of Israel.
Ironically, as GuamDiary has often pointed out, it looks as though Israel is leading the American dog by its tail, and the Republican candidate whoever he will be, is willing to put ambition before country for another country.