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An Anti-Semitism of the Left – Roger Cohen/The New York Times

March 8, 2016 5:04 am
And Bill Kristol was on CNN selling his candidate Marco Rubio tonight (see CNN Erin Burnett's show after Wolf - she's also a CFR member) Kristol has come out of the shadows and almost looks like he's nervously campaigning. He has this sweaty greasy grin, that looks like his dad, Irving. Neocons sure must have a lot of money, because they come off as the lowest sleeziest anti-nationalists out there, a dark vacuum of energy, like plotting Sanhedrin. I wonder if the majority of Republicans realize the neocons slithered over to their side this past decade? It seems that many in the party are currently rejecting the neocon choices for president, and are siding with Trump - who is promoting a version of american nationalism, different from the neolib/neocon globalists. 
March 8, 2016 5:12 am
Excellent list. Rubio is such a neocon stooge it's sad he even made it so far - Reminds me of young G.W. Bush. Money and Media can only take you so far- as Trump is now beating him in his home state of Florida. Further, Rubio is indebted to Norman Brahman. Brahman pays his credit card debts and lets him use his plane, etc. It's like a form of debt bondage.

Republican Debate – Michigan/March 3rd, 2016

March 4, 2016 6:01 pm
I'm not sure what the allure is either. The only thing he has going for him is he's challenging the establishment, but he's another oligarch with a massive ego looking for a kingdom to run. And I'm not sold on the idea that he is a man of the people. And he tells the audience he is so 'pro-Israel' it will 'knock your socks off' or whatever he says. We have so many bought & controlled elected stooges running the US into the ground, Trump almost looks like a better choice!     
March 4, 2016 8:16 pm
Israel isn't an ally to the USA, it's a freeloader ethnic state that has a disgusting history that most people in the US would be sick if they knew.  Ask any Zionist what the Jewish State provides the US and you'll get some muttering nonsense. Supporting the ungrateful parasite is not worth it for the people of the US - it's worth it to the political class only. 
March 4, 2016 7:31 pm
People I know who would vote Democrat and for Bernie Sanders, are not satisfied with Hillary. But now that Sander's campaign is asunder, people are talking about voting from Trump! So I think that many of the Bernie Democrats may bypass Hillary and vote for Trump. Sounds odd, but I've heard this twice. I think many people are at the point where they are starting to believe internally  - 'what do we have to lose?'

The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the “dumbing down” of America – Ray Williams/

March 1, 2016 2:46 pm
I finished the second half of the Republican debate in Houston, and it's obvious why people lack the basic understanding of global politics  Donald Trump said that he is the 'best friend Israel ever has' during the second half of the debate. I wanted to believe that entire group of five onstage was prepped by state department representative behind the curtain telling them that they can't ever say anything negative about Israel, lest their enemies will rise up against them - but it's just another example of total mind control (The Jewish State is the embodiment of a heavenly body during the debates)  All the watchers see this debate and they obey, because they witnessed their potential future leaders act like subservient poodles when the mention of Israel came up. And to top it off the fun, ex Israel lobbyist, Wolf Blitzer was the moderator. There was the overreaching argument about who cares for the Jewish state more than the others, and I think Trump won. All the presidential hopefuls on stage were saying how they care for Israel more, and not one of them even had any mild criticism for where the Jewish state is headed - it was more about treating the Jewish state with kid gloves (Dr. Ben Carson even alluded to Israel as a child that you care for especially b/c it is your own). 

This new poll is utterly devastating for Marco Rubio – Andrew Prokop/Vox

February 27, 2016 3:08 pm
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Republican Presidential Debate – February 25th, 2016

February 26, 2016 2:56 pm
I watched the first half last night. Rubio's boyish attacks weren't affecting Trump's meglomania sense of self. Rubio even tried to pull the Israel card, but it went nowhere. Rubio had some yiddish one liners toward Trump like, he'd be selling watches in Manhattan, if he hadn't inherited $200 million. Trump wouldn't even be here to take the lead if the entire nation didn't abhor the DC beltway. It will come down to Trump and Hillary, and since the the establishment is seen as a whorehouse for special interests, I think Trump will take it.   

The media are misleading the public on Syria – Stephen Kinzer/The Boston Globe

February 22, 2016 12:51 pm
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February 22, 2016 1:00 pm
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Netanyahu and Erdogan flee to the moon

February 9, 2016 4:19 pm
"I AM a great warrior and nobody, nobody can ever take that away from me!  Ever!" You should collaborate with a cartoonist and take it to the next level! 

How Politics Has Poisoned Islam – Mustafa Akyol/The New York Times

February 5, 2016 2:40 pm
Never gonna happen. They are one and the same. The Jewish left will always cave to the Jewish fanatics. The settlements are a prime example. All the Jews are so worried about evacuating the settlements because they fear it will start a civil war with Jewish Israelis. They only care about themselves and continue to deligt in the destruction of their middle eastern neighbors..  And check out the newest immoral cretin speaking before Congress. No sense of morality, only concerned with himself and his money, defended by and part of the Jewish tribalists. (10 min video).  

Plato’s Winter Pow Wow

February 8, 2016 2:49 pm
Rosenberg is probably  tired of always looking behind his back. I know every time he leaves his residence, he carries a pistol because he fears the worst from the Chabad cult he was once part of.  
February 5, 2016 3:13 pm
Danaa, I'm sure he fine. He's probably given up on kvetching about this ever expanding problem, and after some time, you realize that there is little to no progress. He's surely tired of looking into the void and having it stare back at him. I know the feeling...   

Dick Cheney Denounces Nuclear Deal With Iran as ‘Madness’ – Peter Baker/The New York Times

February 8, 2016 6:59 am
The White House did not wait for Mr. Cheney’s speech to fire back on social media. It posted a two-and-a-half minute video on Twitter mocking the former vice president for his support of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 with the hashtag #WrongThenWrongNow." NYT The Israel Lobby 3/23/2006 ...... Maintaining US support for Israel’s policies against the Palestinians is essential as far as the Lobby is concerned, but its ambitions do not stop there. It also wants America to help Israel remain the dominant regional power. The Israeli government and pro-Israel groups in the United States have worked together to shape the administration’s policy towards Iraq, Syria and Iran, as well as its grand scheme for reordering the Middle East. Pressure from Israel and the Lobby was not the only factor behind the decision to attack Iraq in March 2003, but it was critical. Some Americans believe that this was a war for oil, but there is hardly any direct evidence to support this claim. Instead, the war was motivated in good part by a desire to make Israel more secure. According to Philip Zelikow, a former member of the president’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and now a counsellor to Condoleezza Rice, the ‘real threat’ from Iraq was not a threat to the United States. The ‘unstated threat’ was the ‘threat against Israel’, Zelikow told an audience at the University of Virginia in September 2002. ‘The American government,’ he added, ‘doesn’t want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell.’ On 16 August 2002, 11 days before Dick Cheney kicked off the campaign for war with a hardline speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Washington Post reported that ‘Israel is urging US officials not to delay a military strike against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.’ By this point, according to Sharon, strategic co-ordination between Israel and the US had reached ‘unprecedented dimensions’, and Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq’s WMD programmes. As one retired Israeli general later put it, ‘Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq’s non-conventional capabilities.’ Israeli leaders were deeply distressed when Bush decided to seek Security Council authorisation for war, and even more worried when Saddam agreed to let UN inspectors back in. ‘The campaign against Saddam Hussein is a must,’ Shimon Peres told reporters in September 2002. ‘Inspections and inspectors are good for decent people, but dishonest people can overcome easily inspections and inspectors.’ At the same time, Ehud Barak wrote a New York Times op-ed warning that ‘the greatest risk now lies in inaction.’ His predecessor as prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, published a similar piece in the Wall Street Journal, entitled: ‘The Case for Toppling Saddam’. ‘Today nothing less than dismantling his regime will do,’ he declared. ‘I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of Israelis in supporting a pre-emptive strike against Saddam’s regime.’ Or as Ha’aretzreported in February 2003, ‘the military and political leadership yearns for war in Iraq.’ As Netanyahu suggested, however, the desire for war was not confined to Israel’s leaders. Apart from Kuwait, which Saddam invaded in 1990, Israel was the only country in the world where both politicians and public favoured war. As the journalist Gideon Levy observed at the time, ‘Israel is the only country in the West whose leaders support the war unreservedly and where no alternative opinion is voiced.’ In fact, Israelis were so gung-ho that their allies in America told them to damp down their rhetoric, or it would look as if the war would be fought on Israel’s behalf. Within the US, the main driving force behind the war was a small band of neo-conservatives, many with ties to Likud. But leaders of the Lobby’s major organisations lent their voices to the campaign. ‘As President Bush attempted to sell the … war in Iraq,’ the Forward reported, ‘America’s most important Jewish organisations rallied as one to his defence. In statement after statement community leaders stressed the need to rid the world of Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction.’ The editorial goes on to say that ‘concern for Israel’s safety rightfully factored into the deliberations of the main Jewish groups.’ ...... The redirection 3/5/2007 ..... ......—and questions about the intelligence used to make that case—formed the prelude to the invasion of Iraq. Many in Congress have greeted the claims about Iran with wariness; in the Senate on February 14th, Hillary Clinton said, “We have all learned lessons from the conflict in Iraq, and we have to apply those lessons to any allegations that are being raised about Iran. Because, Mr. President, what we are hearing has too familiar a ring and we must be on guard that we never again make decisions on the basis of intelligence that turns out to be faulty.” Haaretz President Peres to bear gifts at own White House ceremony  6/9/12, President Shimon Peres didn't receive his President's Medal of Freedom last month with other award recipients - he will have his own ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, at the White House, one that will end with special performance for about 140 guests. As protocol requires, the president will bring special gifts for his host and wife: a ... ...... Of course, the veteran statesman won't cross the ocean for just one evening, memorable as that evening may be, with a pretty eventful schedule before and after the festive event. He will land in New York on Sunday, grant some interviews and have some meetings. On Monday, he'll move on to Washington, D.C. and meet with top Pentagon officials. On Tuesday, he will take part alongside U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a special discussion hosted by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution. On Thursday, there will be more interviews and meetings with officials - as well as a special reception at the Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's house. ......