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Probably the least surprising news you will hear in this election season, from Philip Weiss, “Neoconservatives are flocking to Biden (and let’s forget about the Iran deal.”

Neoconservatives are flocking to the Biden campaign. The DC braintrust that believes in using US military power to aid Israel in the Middle East has jumped parties before– to Clinton in ’92, and back to Bush in 2000– and now they’re hopping aisles to support Biden, with Bill Kristol leading the way.

Last night on an official Biden campaign webinar led by “Jewish Americans for Biden”, and moderated by Ann Lewis of Democratic Majority for Israel, two prominent neocon Republicans endorsed Biden, primarily because of Trump’s character posing a danger to democracy. But both neocons emphasized that Biden would be more willing to use force in the Middle East and reassured Jewish viewers that Biden will seek to depoliticize Israel support, won’t necessarily return to the Iran deal and will surround himself with advisers who support Israel and believe in American military intervention. …

Eliot Cohen, a Bush aide and academic, echoed the fear that Israel is being politicized. “A lot of Jews made a big mistake by taking something I was in favor of, moving the embassy to Jerusalem and obsessing about that,” he said. But there was huge political risk in that: if the United States is internally divided, at war with itself, and “Israel has become a partisan issue, which it should never ever be…. That’s not in Israel’s longterm security interest.”

Biden will reverse that trend by appointing strong supporters of Israel, Cohen said.

“Joe Biden has a long record as a friend of Israel. I think we’re both quite familiar with the kinds of people who will go into a Biden administration and I think we feel very comfortable that they will have a deep and abiding concern for Israel which is not going to go away.”

Edelman also said that Trump has created many “dangers” in the region by not being aggressive:

“By withdrawing or threatening to withdraw US forces, by repeatedly not replying or dealing with Iranian aggression in the Persian Gulf or against Saudi oil infrastructure, he’s created a sort of vacuum that is being filled in Libya by Russia and by Turkey…”

Biden will work with allies and be ready to use U.S. military in the region– or as Edelman said, “to play.”

“The region is a mess,” Edelman said. “And yet the president continually says he wants the U.S. to withdraw from the region. The reality is that the withdrawal of US power form the region has helped create this morass of threats.”

He cited three war zones in which the U.S. or proxies’ bombing is essential to U.S. security, Libya, Yemen and Syria.

In Syria, “The Trump administration pulled out and said, we don’t want to play here,” Edelman said.

“Other forces are going to fill the vacuum created by the absence of US leadership and they won’t be benign forces,” Edelman said. Iran, Russia, or Turkey will come in and create a “vortex of instability that can potentially come back to haunt us” — with terrorist attacks or the disruption of energy markets.

Cohen and Edelman opposed Obama’s Iran deal, and both predicted that Biden will be hawkish on Iran.

In other words, Trump has failed the Israel Lobby because he has tried to pull our US forces from the Middle East and, although he has laid down sanctions against Iran, he has not gone to war. Of course, these are the people who promoted the ongoing disaster of the Iraq war. They are probably right that Russia and Turkey would benefit from US pulling out completely (Libya??), but where are legitimate US interests in all this? Trump ran on ending Middle East wars and getting out of the region–the original reason the neocons jumped ship (in addition to fears of a nascent Orange Hitler). Despite being president he has been unable to do so. He has been strongly opposed by the foreign policy establishment and the Pentagon — a testament to the extent to which the US security establishment is Israel-occupied territory.

Lurking in the background of the attitudes of Cohen and Edelman is the idea that Biden would tame the forces on the left that have been so critical of Israel in recent years. With Biden they get it all: Strongly pro-Israel even to the point of initiating a war with Iran, taming the anti-Israel voices on the left (Kamala Harris with her Jewish husband s not among them), and perhaps a Senate led by Israel operative Chuck Schumer. Meanwhile the Republican Party would default to the Chamber of Commerce and the remaining neocons, and the hope of a nationally competitive GOP, much less a truly populist GOP, would die. Bill Kristol loves the prospect of a long-term Democrat domination.

And of course, all of these bellicose proposals are cloaked in a veneer of “Jewish values” — not so ironic if one assumes, as is certainly the case, that promoting war for specifically Jewish interests is indeed a Jewish value.

Cohen … spoke about Jewish values. He and his family belong to an orthodox synagogue and have raised four children with a religious education. “I’ve tried to live my life by Jewish values. One thing that’s very important for Jewish Republicans. Obviously the issue of Israel is important, it’s the only Jewish state, it’s important to look after it and for it to thrive, but what is our approach to politics?” Jews don’t believe that you Render unto God the things that are God and render unto Caesar the thing that are Caesar’s and therefore not take issue with a politician’s character “so long as they do what we want them to do.” He said, “That’s not the Jewish way.” In the Book of Samuel, the king engages “in despicable behavior,” and the prophet storms into his bedroom. “We believe that character matters.” And this election is about character.

Okay, Trump is not a saint. But given that Biden is up to his eyeballs in scandal doesn’t bother Cohen at all — despite overwhelming documentation. So we are not supposed to care that the Biden family raked in millions by using Biden’s influence to alter US foreign policy or that China could easily blackmail him into doing their bidding on trade and military issues. So in the end, it’s really about what Cohen, Edelman, Kristol, et al. think is good for Israel (Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot jumped the GOP ship even before Trump was elected). Again, count me unsurprised.

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And of course, the other thing is that neocons have always been on the left within the Republican Party. One might say they have attempted to not only make Israel a bi-partisan issue (their first priority) but also promoting the liberal/left social agenda, such as replacement-level non-White immigration, as a bipartisan issue — both values strongly promoted by the mainstream Jewish community. They jumped ship mainly because Trump was promising to undo the liberal/left social agenda as well as disengage from foreign wars and US occupation of the Middle East. During the 2016 campaign, some of the strongest denunciations of Trump came from neocons (“Jewish Fear and Loathing of Donald Trump: Neocon Angst about a Fascist America”).

If you haven’t seen it, Carlson’s interview with Bobulinski is damning, and the documents he refers to have been thoroughly authenticated.

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  1. Anon[520] • Disclaimer says:

    After the fake virus shutdown and the obliteration of social life and small businesses in 2020 I’m hoping for thermonuclear war in 2021. I really can’t see a better way out of the intractable problems we find ourselves in socially, economically, politically, etc.

    • LOL: Colin Wright
  2. “Neocon Angst about a Fascist America”

    In how many countries is it legal to sell a Jew a pistol?

  3. BCB232 says:

    Trump kisses plenty of Kosher ass but he’s a wildcard to them. Clearly, Biden can be controlled.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @El Dato
  4. anarchyst says:

    Trump has been dealing with jews all of his life and knows what they are like. This is a double-edged sword for jews as he is wise to their dishonest criminality and double-dealing and is able to work around their machinations and dishonesty.
    This s why (some) jews hate him. If he wanted to, he could expose them for what they truly are…
    To Trump’s credit, he has his own security detail interspersed within his Secret Service protection team making possible harm or actions against him difficult if not impossible. A good thing…

    • Agree: Alden, Adam Smith
    • Replies: @frankie p
  5. El Dato says:
    @Anon

    Only if Jordan gets to have a sea port on the Med in exchange. That’s a fair deal.

  6. El Dato says:
    @BCB232

    Yeah, we need more info about how Prez Kamala sees this issue.

  7. Phibbs says:

    I truly believe that Jews are the strongest assets Satan has. They are constantly forcing us super-stupid Gentiles into wars for Israel. We have Gentile-American soldiers (Jews don’t serve) facing off against my white Christian brothers, mainly to be a counter-balance to Iranian forces in the country who are battling U.S.-backed terrorists. Jews hate Russians because they are white Christians and they actually hate us white-Christians in America, too. (For now, we are simply useful idiots for them.) It is time that we Gentiles wake up and kick every single last Jew out of this country before the Jews get us all killed!

    • Replies: @frankie p
    , @Druid
  8. @Anon

    Payback would be fair play. Israel forestalled its defeat in 1973 by threatening to start a nuclear war. https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2002/09/16/Yom-Kippur-Israels-1973-nuclear-alert/64941032228992/. It would be poetic justice if war mongering Israel were to be eliminated in a full scale nuclear war.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  9. L. Guapo says:

    DJT has done a good job of separating the J wheat from the chaff so to speak. Unfortunately, it’s the chaff that seems to have all the power money and influence. For now.

  10. conatus says:

    Who paid for all this peace in the Middle East?
    American tax money was used to
    De-stabilize Iraq
    De-stabilize Libya
    De-stabilize Syria

    Only Iran is left as a major power in the Middle East.

    Let’s get the draft going to get our brave boys and girls(and LGBTQ) fighting to maintain peace in the Middle East.
    We ALL need to give until we can give no more.
    Maybe draft exemptions for the Ivy League, someone has to tell us what to do.

  11. Ricko says:

    Jewish promoted Critical Race Theory believes and teaches that systemic racism is the main reason why blacks commit criminal acts. Therefore the response to the disparity between White and Black crime is to alter the standards, i.e., change White expections of the Black community. Because to say to Black Americans that they must alter their behavior to meet the current standards is racist.

    Samuel Krasner, the Jewish DA in Philadelphia, is aboard with this. He decriminalised shoplifting in his jurisdiction. And we now have shoplifters walking out of stores with armfuls of stolen goods whilst smiling in the cameras and saying, ‘I can’t be prosecuted.’

    Then there is this unbelievable piece of BS legislation from Virginia: “Virginia legislature passes bill preventing cops from stopping cars with no headlights, brake lights, etc.”

    https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/virginia-passes-law-that-prevents-enforcement-of-equipment-violations/

    When Virginia state legislator who sponsored the bill, Patrick Hope, was asked about this by a reporter from The Daily Press he responded by saying he didn’t know that police were no longer allowed to stop vehicles for not having their lights illuminated.

    Patrick Hope sponsored a bill without actually knowing what was in it! If you think at this stage that Patrick Hope is a hopeless idiot he gets worse.

    When the importance of working brake lights on vehicles was mentioned to Hope he said: “The brake lights—I’m not concerned about that as a safety issue—but I can certainly see how headlights could be of concern ….”

    A Virginia state legislator is dumb enough to believe that brake lights have no importance whatsoever to road safety in his state.

    The modern United States? You couldn’t f**king make it up! By the way, who are the majority people driving defective cars in Virginia? Blacks and other newly arrived minorities, of course.

    Would the local authorities in any part of Israel decriminalise shoplifting for a minority demographic in their area? Not likely. How about Samuel Krasner, would he recommend that crime be legalised for minorities in the state of Israel? No, he wouldn’t. He’s not stupid. He would not do anything that would destroy his native country.

    Would an utter idiot like Hope be allowed to introduce insane life endangering legislation in Israel? No, his Jew financial backers would not allow that.

    But, Trump or no Trump, all this is coming to your local area of America very soon.

    It’s amazing. It’s astounding. A cursory look shows there are Jews behind every act of destruction against White America and its founding culture.

    The Jews are driving the de-educating of American youth, they’ve staffed 90% of the media with lying, immoral and shameless journalists and installed unintelligent and easily corruptible politicians in both US political parties.

    As we see with Hope, the Jews have made possible state legislators who are so stupid that they are probably suffering from mental health issues. What’s very sad is that there’s hardly a peep from the great American public against them.

    The Jews who first suggested making anti-semitism a crime in the West actually said to their comtemperies at the time that it was just a “pipe dream.” They never actually thought in their wildest dreams that Western people and politicians would accept the lie that anti-Jewishness was systemic in the West and needed laws to counteract it.

    But, unbelievably for them, they easily got their anti-Semitism legislation enacted. And then, enboldened, they drove ahead with Holocaust denial and all the other BS.

    Now, as we see with the headlights, brake lights and the decriminalising of shoplifting for Blacks, the Jews have become viciously emboldened. They’ve learned that European provenanced Whites will accept any and all Bull S**t that is thrown at them.

    Shame on all Americans for sitting idly by whilst the tiny Jew demographic urines on all that your forefathers built and fought for.

    If your descents are Islamist slaves policed by Blacks in the latter half of this century (all ruled from on-high by the Jews) they’ll deserve it. They’ll deserve it because their fathers and grandfathers were idle and lazy cowards who sat on their butts while the great inheritance which they were bequeathed was pulled out from under them.

    BTW: Who had secured a vantage point in New York in September 2001 from which to watch the planes fly into the buildings? And who then danced and cheered energetically as the planes hit the buildings and killed 2,977 people?

    Surely, you might think, it was Arabic Islamists, or Pakistanis, or some other race of Muslims.

    You’d be wrong if you thought this.

    The correct answer is “five Israelis”. Yes, it was five Jews who danced and sang as 2,977 Americans were murdered in cold blood.

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12768362.five-israelis-were-seen-filming-as-jet-liners-ploughed-into-the-twin-towers-on-september-11-2001/

    • Agree: Alden, Adam Smith
    • Thanks: mark green
  12. A123 says:

    Neocons Flock to Biden: It’s All About Muslim Values

    The Palestinian Jews of Israel -and- Orthodox Jews of the U.S. are rallying for Trump. (1)
      
    It will be interesting to see the Conservative results after the election. This may be the first-time they join the Orthodox casting more votes for the GOP.
    ____

    The NeoConDemocrats that have been driven from the Populist GOP are returning to their natural home. Essentially all U.S. Muslim politicians are members of the DNC — the party of Ilhan Omar, Rashid Tlaib, Keith Ellison, Louis Farrakhan, etc…

    #NeverTrump NeoCons such as Bill Kristol and David Frum are running away from Judaism and towards Islamic Values.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/at-brooklyn-trump-rally-orthodox-anger-at-mayor-and-governor-take-center-stage/

    • Troll: neutral
  13. Lot says:

    Israel should never be a partisan issue, all American taxpayers are blessed to be supporting our steadfast ally!

  14. frankie p says:
    @anarchyst

    True. It’s amazing how little people have commented on the potential for Trump to become a Stalin and turn on the Jews.

  15. frankie p says:
    @Phibbs

    There is an option that stops short of exile.

    Prohibit Jews from banking, government, education, and all media. Let them go back to the clothing industry and shopkeeping. They can prosper without corrupting the US, the host society. It’s really the only hope for the US at this point. It’s the Byzantine model; Ezra Pound espoused it for Europe. They put him in a cage. We need a lot of loud voices calling for it in the US today.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  16. Druid says:
    @Phibbs

    Look around. For now, the white/gentilepeople are worthless in protecting themselves. The tribe is winning big!

  17. Notsofast says:
    @Anon

    How i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.

  18. anon[164] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    No

  19. @Lot

    … the one said American taxpayers must not under any circumstances
    be enabled to vote against; I see 😀

    • Replies: @Lot
  20. nature says:

    Cohen … spoke about Jewish values. He and his family belong to an orthodox synagogue and have raised four children with a religious education. “I’ve tried to live my life by Jewish values. One thing that’s very important for Jewish Republicans. Obviously the issue of Israel is important, it’s the only Jewish state, it’s important to look after it and for it to thrive, but what is our approach to politics?” Jews don’t believe that you Render unto God the things that are God and render unto Caesar the thing that are Caesar’s and therefore not take issue with a politician’s character “so long as they do what we want them to do.” He said, “That’s not the Jewish way.” In the Book of Samuel, the king engages “in despicable behavior,” and the prophet storms into his bedroom. “We believe that character matters.” And this election is about character.

    And they call Hitler incompatable with democratic values ..

  21. Lot says:
    @nokangaroos

    Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and Andre Carson are Muslims in Muslim/black/libtard districts, and they always vote against Israel. Nothing bad happens to them, they are representing the views of their districts.

    Fortunately normal patriotic Americans strongly support Israel, so their congressmen do too.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  22. Art Deco says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Israel forestalled its defeat in 1973 by threatening to start a nuclear war.

    They didn’t. The US government went to Def Con 3 as part of its gamesmanship with Soviet Russia. Egyptian forces did not advance more than about 12 miles into the Sinai Peninsula and Syrian forces were ejected from the Golan Heights in 4 days.

  23. Art Deco says:

    Probably the least surprising news you will hear in this election season, from Philip Weiss, “Neoconservatives are flocking to Biden (and let’s forget about the Iran deal.”

    It’s actually a corporal’s guard of opinion journalists, most of whom never had more than a tangential association with the publications and letter-head organizations in question (Commentary, The Public Interest, The New Criterion, The American Scholar, the Coalition for a Democratic Majority, the Committee on the Present Danger, the Committee for the Free World, &c). Charles Sykes has been a very erratic figure in his associations over the years and has primarily been a figure in Wisconsin, with the rest of us knowing him from his two books on higher education. David French is out of the evangelical lawyer subculture, Rick Wilson is a political consulting grifter, Mona Charen is a veteran of the Reagan-era public relations apparat long settled into a sinecure at the Ethics and Public Policy Center &c. Max Boot has been employed by the Wall Street Journal and the Council on Foreign Relations, not any discretely neo-conservative outfit.

  24. @Lot

    American taxpayers are blessed to be supporting our steadfast ally!

    I never knew you had any sense of irony. Or maybe it’s a sly dig at your masters in the hasbara factory in which you toil.
    American taxpayers are cursed. Cursed with the billions spent on direct aid to Israel, and even more the trillions spent on wars waged by America to make the Middle East safe for Israel. Cursed with the loss of thousands of American lives resulting from such actions. Cursed with the loss of tens of thousand of non-American lives from such actions. All this for a shitty little country with which America doesn’t even have a defence treaty.

    Our Steadfast Ally ? The USS Liberty, Jonathan Pollard and the Israeli selling of American defence technology to China immediately spring to mind. There is no defence treaty between America and Israel. Israel is not America’s ally. Rather it is a parasite on the American body politic. Either Americans rip the parasite off their body, or it will eventually kill America.

  25. Mr. Anon says:
    @Lot

    Fortunately normal patriotic Americans strongly support Israel, so their congressmen do too.

    No, they are told that they do. By people like you, among others.

    Normal, patriotic Americans don’t give a f**k about other countries. Unless, they’re Italian or Polish or something, in which case they might give a f**k about Italy or Poland, but not your (actual) country.

  26. Mr. Anon says:
    @Lot

    Israel should never be a partisan issue, all American taxpayers are blessed to be supporting our steadfast ally!

    How is your side-job of writing propaganda for Kim Jong-Un going?

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