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Saturday, May 30, 2015

The GOP's first loyalty

Well, Ted Cruz has made it clear whose backing he wants to have:
Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that universities that boycott Israel should lose their federal funding.

Cruz's remarks were aimed at the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which is gaining traction on college campuses. It calls for U.S. companies and universities to divest from Israel. Cruz has spoken against BDS but sharpened his tone Thursday.

The nation needs a president who will ensure that "if a university boycotts the nation of Israel then that university will forfeit federal taxpayer dollars," Cruz said at the Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala here, where he received the Defender of Israel Award. "BDS is premised on a lie and it is antisemitism plain and simple."
This is, of course, bullshit. Israel is a racist state -- plain and simple. The leadership of that country -- convinced that the many wrongs committed against the Jews in the past have bestowed upon today's Jews the literal right to commit mass murder -- is enacting slow-motion genocide against the original inhabitants of the land.

The Israelis are doing to the Palestinians what white Americans did to the Indians. Suppose Europe had mounted the equivalent of a BDS movement against America in the 19th century: Would Ted Cruz have called that movement "anti-white"?

Opposition to Israel is not born out of racism. Opposition to Israel is opposition to racism.

Israel obviously wants the GOP to be elected in this cycle. The candidates are making pilgrimages to the Holy Land, from which they return spouting fairy tales. And they insist with jackass self-assurance that their Brothers Grimm reality is more real that real reality.

Rick Santorum:
Despite the tremendous political, economic and military support the United States provides Israel, Santorum said “the average Israeli knows whose side that John Kerry and Barack Obama are on, and it's not to protect the security of Israel.” For Santorum, re-arming the Israelis as they were assaulting the Gaza Strip while vocally defending their actions simply wasn't supportive enough.
Scott Walker:
The Israel Walker says he saw is “one of the world's most vibrant democracies,” and one of “America's most important allies.” That's an odd phrasing for a country that systematically disenfranchises 4.5 million Palestinians and gives millions of non-Jews citizenship without the same full legal rights as Jewish Israelis.
Carly Fiorina:
This spring, she claimed that tensions with Israel are “in no small measure due to President Obama,” simply ignoring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's series of provocative words and actions. She also went further, pledging to repudiate an Iran deal on her first day in office—essentially rejecting Obama's diplomatic efforts.
Ben Carson is particularly dopey. You really should read the full entry on him. Here's the finale:
When he returned to the United States, Carson was suddenly an expert on world affairs, trying to lump in Iran with ISIS. “We need to recognize that the Shia in Iran are every bit as dangerous, perhaps more dangerous,” he said, a sectarian warning that could easily be found in the text of an extremist Saudi cleric.
Of course, Iranian soldiers are fighting against ISIS.

Carson's bizarre statement offers the latest example of an ongoing problem. When it comes to ISIS, both Republican and Democratic politicians have played all sorts of verbal games. They are trying to convince our ill-educated and perpetually bewildered public that the great Shiite powers of Syria and Iran are somehow aligned with ISIS, which is composed of Sunnis. In fact, the two sides are mortal enemies. They are killing each other.

ISIS was created as a proxy army to be used first against Syria and then against Iran. The creators of ISIS were Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey -- with the aid or consent of the United States and Israel.

Why did they do this? Because the Iraq war debacle made the idea of direct American intervention in the region unpopular. That's why "the west" felt the need to create a proxy army, even though a proxy army composed of religious fanatics is a very dangerous thing. Our proxies (ISIS) got out of control when they decided to veer into vulnerable Iraq, where a power vacuum existed.

The American military invasion of 2003 was a disaster. The proxy army gambit -- that is, the ISIS gambit -- has turned into a disaster. What's left? The final option is very grim indeed: The Israelis are talking about waging nuclear war against the Shiite states.

Let's get back to the election.

I think that we have an easy way to determine who is most deserving of our support in 2016. First, we know that all of the candidates will bleat their undying love for Israel. In today's world, that is a given. But words of love spoken on the lips may not be felt in the heart. So the candidate most deserving of our support is the one that the Israelis (who have access to much secret information) want most to defeat.

Find out who that person is, then vote accordingly. It should be an easy job, since the most neocon-friendly journalists are all pretty obvious by now. The candidate they attack is the one to back.
I wonder why the Israelis can't create a solution like that of the Italians--a secular state containing a symbolic inner religious state like Vatican City.

I also wonder why we can't just create a reservation for the lost on federal lands here in Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho. I'd love to see what they would do with the property. I'd move there myself to help them do it.

And the Republican missing from your list, the one exception that proves the rule, is Jeb Bush. His candidacy is said to be dead in the water. He allowed James Baker, his foreign policy adviser, to give a speech to the liberal Israeli group J Street, which was critical of Netanyahoo's policies. This drew the wrath of Sheldon Adelson, the Jewish, Republican kingmaker. So not a shekel of casino owner Adelson's billions will go to Jeb's campaign, even though Jeb tried to walk back Baker's statements.
Jeb's an odd case, C. Remember, he was one of the original signatories to that infamous PNAC document -- the one that talks about a "new Pearl Harbor."
As far as i can tell, all the Republicans are just zionist imperial war pigs, except for Ron Paul and Rand Paul...
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