Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Neocons declare War on… Trump!

Details here. People on the left: take careful note of this. Many neoconservatives may even desert the GOP for Hillary Clinton.

Trump also caused hysterical outrage by the mere suggestion that maybe – just maybe – when running for US president he should display “neutrality” on the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And now the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) – an organisation of neoconservatives and US evangelical Christians who think their ticket to heaven depends on Israel inciting a Third World war in the Middle east – are running this ad against Trump below.

I mean: just look at this ad.

Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi are long dead. Putin isn’t the new Hitler, and it is perfectly clear that as bad as Bashar al-Assad is (and he is brutal and bad) any likely alternative to him such as a rebel government in Syria would probably result in a genocide in that country.

I’ll just add: it doesn’t even matter to the neocons that, if and when Trump gets into office, I imagine he will be as militantly pro-Israel as any of the current Republican front runners, and maybe even more so.

An amusing video on this very issue from Democracy Now, with an interview with Zaid Jilani, who points to the important difference between (1) old-fashioned Republican realists (e.g., like James Baker) and (2) the war-crazed neocons.

I also notice that Trump seems to attract some of the more crazed Alex-Jones style conspiracy theorists on the US right, because over at the Alex Jones YouTube Channel they seem to love Trump.

Update 2: Michael Hayden on Trump
In the video below. Very interesting. Michael Hayden was director of the CIA from 2006 to 2009. People forget there are real limits even to the power of US president.


  1. Yeah, the thing is that whether you are pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, that does not imply that your government has to take sides in that conflict.

    Funnily enough, we never hear of Russian citizens demanding their government to take sides in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Even though Israel is FULL of Russian Jews.

    1. "Even though Israel is FULL of Russian Jews." Holy shit, what an astoundingly obtuse comment. Might want top ask yourself why so many Russian Jews left.

      And LK, you are right: it does not matter to neocons what you imagine.

    2. jews from russia expierenced a lot of antisemitism and xenophobia in russia also most of them dont have even russian or ukrainian citizenship anymore and also russian dont really think about jews even the ones who lived in russia as part of their people.

  2. If Assad falls Syria will turn into a country ruled by Islamic extremists.

  3. Callahan gets it http://gene-callahan.blogspot.com/2016/03/what-white-people-from-mississippi-are.html