There is kind of an amusing discussion here
between Webster Tarpley and Greg Felton, on the role of Israel in 9/11 (it gets good about an hour in). Tarpley totally downplays the influence of Israel/Zionists/Neocons on 9/11 and Felton blames it almost entirely on them. Felton is a rather rabid anti-Israel researcher
The amusing thing is that both Tarpley and Felton make great points, but ultimately both of them fall short of a proper explanation for what is going on. Tarpley is wrong to totally ignore the role of Israel, while Felton falls short by failing to explain exactl how Israel has such total control over the US. Why do Anglo-American leaders -- who are not dumb-- let themselves be subjugated? It's certainly absurd to posit that the US are simply stooges for Israel. However, clearly Israel has some bizarre level of control over the US. Unfortunately, in the show, no one bothered to point out how this control is maintained.
Possibilities for how Israel could maintain a grip over America are:
1) massive infiltration of key power positions in the US by Jewish moles/Israel agents.
2) some sort of blackmail of the US by Israel, for instance it has been proposed that Israel has nukes in several American cities, ready to go off, or the threat to start a world war by attacking Iran.
3) very powerful propaganda and political pressure (ie AIPAC), in part from sympathy to Jews from the holocaust and the "common enemy" of Islamic terrorists.
4) some supernatural power involving Judaism/God/Kabbalah/Mysticism.
5) some combination of the above.
Now, I have long thought that the seeming control of Israel over the US is to some extent smoke-and-mirrors and is a psy-op. The point is to make Israel look like the controller when they are really patsies. This has certainly been Anonymous Physicist's view, where Israel are really patsies for the higher level evil PTB who rule us all. But, why would Israel be patsies-- what do they get out of it? And if they are patsies, why do we bow before them so and let them dictate middle east policy? Conceivably we could use them as patsies but then we act like they control us to trick them. But this seems a bit silly to me.
Thus, the various explanations out there for the US-Israel relationship don't make much sense. 9/11 and the ME wars can't be all about Israel, nor can they have nothing to do with Israel. But perhaps a composite explanation works better-- a scenario where the Anglo-Americans and Israel are both competitors for control of US power, while at the same time, Anglo-Americans use Israel for their own power games. Or perhaps simpler, the Anglo-Americans tolerate Israel's games (and play up to them) as long as their interests intersect. Conceivably, in this arrangement, Israel agrees to be the US tough guy, as long as the US supports (acquiesces to) whatever they do. Perhaps this agreement similar to how the CIA might use the Mafia (or international drug lords) for certain nasty deeds that they want done anyway. Or perhaps internationally, the US and Israel play sort of a good cop/bad cop routine, with Israel being the bad cop.
A whole other complexity is the relationship between Israel and the larger Jewish population, especially American Jews. While it is easy to conflate all Jewry with all things Israel, this is not the case for sure. Moreover, not even all Israelis can be lumped together, as large percentages do not like the conservative pro-war aspect of Israel. The real problem is the large numbers of Jewish pro-Israel pro-war assholes in the US govt and in the US punditry. The disturbing fact is that the war advocates in the US are represented by Jews in an outrageously larger proportion to the percentage of Jews in the general US population. Whether these are really clever Israeli/Jewish cabal moles or an allowed design by the non-Jewish US elites, is unclear, but I suspect the latter.
Anyway, you look at it, it is clearly a complex relationship. I think overall, it makes more sense that the US tolerates
the more obnoxious things Israel does, rather than Israel truly controlling the US. At the same time, Israel/Jews do have a lot of power over the US through various mechanisms, as noted above. I also think that despite the evil ultimate nature of the PTB, in the US-Israel relationship, there is a fair amount of public relations that must be maintained. Publicly, the US can't be seen as being Israel's bitch too much, nor can it be admitted publicly that Israel does the US's dirty work. So there is a LOT of disinformation/misinformation about Israel and Jews. So I find it hard to get upset about people who blame Israel for 9/11. Israel is not the ultimate answer in my opinion, but it at least is a starting point for debunking the official 9/11 conspiracy theory.
Anyone who says Israel/Jews control the US has to have good answers for:
1) how does Israel/Jews have such amazing control over the US when they are massively outnumbered in the population
2) why do Anglo-American leaders tolerate Israel/Jews control?
So far, I haven't heard those good answers.
UPDATE-- also, I should note, there is of course, very good a priori
evidence for Israel involvement in 9/11 (that I won't go into here). So, it's natural that people who don't go very deeply into conspiracy matters would blame Israel, even if the truth is much more complicated.
In the original discussion noted above, I liked Kevin Barret's point how Muslims have been abused and terrorized in the past 10 years, and how this is not unlike what happened to Jews before and during WWII. He suggests that Muslims may get new respect once the truth about 9/11 comes out. I'm not sure about that, but it's an interesting idea. Barret also claims he is Muslim, which I didn't know before.