Within comment - "Just sick of it, is all. When did American self-interest become irrelevant?"
It goes back to America's recognition of Israel by Truman administration in 1948, the first nation to do so, in a matter of minutes after the founding of State of Israel as declared by one of the ultra-Zionist leaders David Ben-Gurion.
Eisenhower had resisted Zionist pressure to an extent (averted Suez Canal crisis with U.S. force).
JFK had resisted Zionist pressure to an extent, but then he was assassinated due to factors -- one of them being the pressure on Israeli government for its clandestine nuclear works to produce weapons of mass destruction to ostensibly defend Israel's "fragile" state from Pan-Arabic/foreign invasion. I believe Mossad/Israeli government had a role in JFK assassination in cooperation with the CIA, who had issues with JFK's "emasculation" of CIA powers after Bay of Pigs fiasco.
After JFK died, LBJ took power. More like usurped. LBJ was an unabashed Israel firster, and completely changed how U.S. treat Israel with sickening favoritism. LBJ and McNamara called off help to intervene on U.S.S. Liberty attack in June 1967 that killed dozens of Navy staff and maimed several dozen more.
The "cowardly" and "treasonous" response to USS Liberty attack by State of Israel (which lied through the teeth claiming it was a mere accident after USS Liberty FAILED to sink that would kickstart the campaign of deception and international warfare on designated enemy nations, i.e. scapegoat Egypt) made U.S. government subservient to Israel's interests -- military, economic, and geopolitical.
Ever since JFK's assassination that led to LBJ's reversal of American policy of 'pressure' towards Israel on accountability and respecting America's wish to enforce international peace, Israel has become a bigger power.
Jonathan Pollard's role as a great spy led to Israel becoming an even monstrous power. This is why Israeli Zionists and its treasonous servants in Washington (U.S. Congressmembers) are trying to free Pollard to run off to Israel. Because Pollard's treason is incredible in terms of massive damage to American intelligence and infrastructure, he should be EXECUTED.
9/11 is an inside job perpetrated by Mossad in cooperation with Israel-first American traitors manning the control of Washington body politic and domestic defense system, namely Neoconservative cabal responsible for "Project for the New American Century" and Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies' "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm," both preceding 9/11 attacks by several years (Dick Cheney, Dov Zakheim and Richard Perle being the top insiders). The compromised mainstream media (Fourth Estate) assisted in the perpetration of great lies and deception as the smokescreen to overt act of treason and terrorism by a foreign power. Osama bin Laden was innocent (dead) and has nothing to do with it. al-Qaeda is a fictional organization concocted by CIA.
United States has been wholly and pathetically subservient to the State of Israel since Truman's recognition (because Truman was under pressure by Zionists -- he noted in his diary) and after JFK's murder.
George Washington's 1796 farewell address warning about the danger of permanent alliance with the foreign power in terms of corruption and pernicious influence is a prophecy.
Israel owns United States because Zionists have the advantage as the perpetrators of murder, treason, lies, and deliberate deception. Israel owns United States courtesy of corrupt body politics and media control in Washington, California (SF and Hollywood/LA) and New York.
Israel owns United States' soul wholly and fully. United States will never be free as long as Zionists have entrenched power imposed on U.S. through political corruption and pressure and media manipulation.