[Chas]Freeman's son, also named Charles, penned a piece for the Washington Note website claiming a pro-Israel "cabal" was out to get his father. The younger Freeman is a China scholar who previously served as assistant U.S. trade representative for China affairs.Chas Freeman is the worst pick ever by Obama. He has gone from picking tax cheats to those who would harm our National Security.
"A cabal of ideological hardliners has orchestrated a remarkable, self-referential smear campaign against my Dad's appointment, dragging Congress and the political process into this non-political sphere. They are wrong to do it, and not just because my Dad is involved," wrote Freeman Jr.
"[My father's detractors] are low-lives. And if you're among them and by chance read this: I still want to punch you in the face. You'd deserve it, you schmucks," he wrote.
The younger Freeman claimed opposition to his father's appointment stems from "a small cabal of folks that believe first and foremost in the importance of allegiance to Israel as a core U.S. priority."
But the primary concern of some congressional critics is not Freeman's views on Israel. Rather, at issue is his documented ties to foreign governments, including service on the advisory board of a Chinese-government-owned oil company widely seen as conducting business deals meant to expand the communist nation's influence worldwide.
One of its recent attempts to purchase a large U.S. oil firm drew bipartisan congressional opposition amid fears the deal would harm American national security interests.
In regards to Israel junior thinks there's nothing wrong with his fathers support for Hamas:
Blogs and Israeli news media websites have been highlighting recent comments Freeman made that are perceived as heavily critical of Israel.Knowing how Hamas has distorted what happened during IDF's Operation Cast Lead, junior appears to be using the same tactic. What a schmuck he is.
He told the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs in 2007 that Israeli policy is generating anti-American sentiment while the Jewish state "no longer even pretends to seek peace with the Palestinians; it strives instead to pacify them."
"American identification with Israeli policy has also become total. Those in the region and beyond it who detest Israeli behavior, which is to say almost everyone, now naturally extend their loathing to Americans," he claimed.
Freeman lauded Hamas as "is the only democratically-elected government in the Arab world and claimed the terrorist group "is showing that if we offer it nothing but unreasoning hostility and condemnation, it will only stiffen its position and seek allies among our enemies. In both cases, we forfeit our influence for no gain."
Crossposted at Jawa Report