Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Philip Giraldi (2017): America's Jews are Driving America's Wars

America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars
Shouldn't they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?


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UPDATE: On the morning of September 21st Phil Giraldi was fired over the phone by The American Conservative, where he had been a regular contributor for fourteen years. He was told that “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars” was unacceptable. The TAC management and board appear to have forgotten that the magazine was launched with an article by founder Pat Buchanan entitled “Whose War?” which largely made the same claims that Giraldi made about the Jewish push for another war, in that case with Iraq. Buchanan was vilified and denounced as an anti-Semite by many of the same people who are now similarly attacking Giraldi.
I spoke recently at a conference on America’s war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, “Why doesn’t anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know it’s American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu? Shouldn’t we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?”
It was a question combined with a comment that I have heard many times before and my answer is always the same: any organization that aspires to be heard on foreign policy knows that to touch the live wire of Israel and American Jews guarantees a quick trip to obscurity. Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries, meaning that no one will hear about or from the offending party ever again. They are particularly sensitive on the issue of so-called “dual loyalty,” particularly as the expression itself is a bit of a sham since it is pretty clear that some of them only have real loyalty to Israel.
Most recently, some pundits, including myself, have been warning of an impending war with Iran. To be sure, the urging to strike Iran comes from many quarters, to include generals in the Administration who always think first in terms of settling problems through force, from a Saudi government obsessed with fear over Iranian hegemony, and, of course, from Israel itself. But what makes the war engine run is provided by American Jews who have taken upon themselves the onerous task of starting a war with a country that does not conceivably threaten the United States. They have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.
And while they are doing it, the issue that nearly all the Iran haters are Jewish has somehow fallen out of sight, as if it does not matter. But it should matter. A recent article in the New Yorker on stopping the impending war with Iran strangely suggests that the current generation “Iran hawks” might be a force of moderation regarding policy options given the lessons learned from Iraq. The article cites as hardliners on Iran David Frum, Max Boot, Bill Kristol and Bret Stephens.
Daniel Larison over at The American Conservative has a good review of the New Yorker piece entitled “Yes, Iran Hawks Want Conflict with Iran,” which identifies the four above cited hawks by name before describing them as “…a Who’s Who of consistently lousy foreign policy thinking. If they have been right about any major foreign policy issue in the last twenty years, it would be news to the entire world. Every single one of them hates the nuclear deal with Iran with a passion, and they have argued in favor of military action against Iran at one point or another. There is zero evidence that any of them would oppose attacking Iran.”
And I would add a few more names, Mark Dubowitz, Michael Ledeen and Reuel Marc Gerecht of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum; John Podhoretz of Commentary magazine; Elliot Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations; Meyrav Wurmser of the Middle East Media Research Institute; Kimberly Kagan of the Institute for the Study of War; and Frederick Kagan, Danielle Pletka and David Wurmser of the American Enterprise Institute. And you can also throw into the hopper entire organizations like The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) and the Hudson Institute. And yep, they’re all Jewish, plus most of them would self-describe as neo-conservatives. And I might add that only one of the named individuals has ever served in any branch of the American military – David Wurmser was once in the Navy reserve. These individuals largely constitute a cabal of sanctimonious chairborne warriors who prefer to do the heavy thinking while they let others do the fighting and dying.
So it is safe to say that much of the agitation to do something about Iran comes from Israel and from American Jews. Indeed, I would opine that most of the fury from Congress re Iran comes from the same source, with AIPAC showering our Solons on the Potomac with “fact sheets” explaining how Iran is worthy of annihilation because it has pledged to “destroy Israel,” which is both a lie and an impossibility as Tehran does not have the resources to carry out such a task. The AIPAC lies are then picked up and replayed by an obliging media, where nearly every “expert” who speaks about the Middle East on television and radio or who is interviewed for newspaper stories is Jewish.
One might also add that neocons as a group were founded by Jews and are largely Jewish, hence their universal attachment to the state of Israel. They first rose into prominence when they obtained a number of national security positions during the Reagan Administration and their ascendancy was completed when they staffed senior positions in the Pentagon and White House under George W. Bush. Recall for a moment Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, and Scooter Libby. Yes, all Jewish and all conduits for the false information that led to a war that has spread and effectively destroyed much of the Middle East. Except for Israel, of course. Philip Zelikow, also Jewish, in a moment of candor, admitted that the Iraq War, in his opinion, was fought for Israel.
Add to the folly a Jewish U.S. Ambassador to Israel who identifies with the most right-wing Israeli settler elements, a White House appointed chief negotiator who is Jewish and a Jewish son-in-law who is also involved in formulating Middle East policy. Is anyone providing an alternative viewpoint to eternal and uncritical support for Benjamin Netanyahu and his kleptocratic regime of racist thugs? I think not.
There are a couple of simple fixes for the dominant involvement of American Jews in foreign policy issues where they have a personal interest due to their ethnicity or family ties. First of all, don’t put them into national security positions involving the Middle East, where they will potentially be conflicted. Let them worry instead about North Korea, which does not have a Jewish minority and which was not involved in the holocaust. This type of solution was, in fact, somewhat of a policy regarding the U.S. Ambassador position in Israel. No Jew was appointed to avoid any conflict of interest prior to 1995, an understanding that was violated by Bill Clinton (wouldn’t you know it!) who named Martin Indyk to the post. Indyk was not even an American citizen at the time and had to be naturalized quickly prior to being approved by congress.
Those American Jews who are strongly attached to Israel and somehow find themselves in senior policy making positions involving the Middle East and who actually possess any integrity on the issue should recuse themselves, just as any judge would do if he were presiding over a case in which he had a personal interest. Any American should be free to exercise first amendment rights to debate possible options regarding policy, up to and including embracing positions that damage the United States and benefit a foreign nation. But if he or she is in a position to actually create those policies, he or she should butt out and leave the policy generation to those who have no personal baggage.
For those American Jews who lack any shred of integrity, the media should be required to label them at the bottom of the television screen whenever they pop up, e.g. Bill Kristol is “Jewish and an outspoken supporter of the state of Israel.” That would be kind-of-like a warning label on a bottle of rat poison – translating roughly as “ingest even the tiniest little dosage of the nonsense spewed by Bill Kristol at your own peril.”
As none of the above is likely to happen, the only alternative is for American citizens who are tired of having their country’s national security interests hijacked by a group that is in thrall to a foreign government to become more assertive about what is happening. Shine a little light into the darkness and recognize who is being diddled and by whom. Call it like it is. And if someone’s feelings are hurt, too bad. We don’t need a war with Iran because Israel wants one and some rich and powerful American Jews are happy to deliver. Seriously, we don’t need it.
[Editor's note: This article (originally published 19 September 2017) garnered 1,292 comments, which are accessible here and which I highly recommend reading.]

4 comments:

  1. it is not antisemitic....to be anti-satanic....

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  2. There is no shame anymore to being an Israel lover in Congress especially when Israel lover liar Trump is one too. In fact he may even be a converted Jew himself. How else could he be successful in Jew York? Israel has illegal nukes, refuses international inspections, refuses the non proliferation treaty, steals land, operates and open air concentration camp for Palestinians and even did 9/11/01. Yet most duped Americans are oblivious to it all:
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it
    Quote:
    • “Larry Silverstein - is a Jewish American businessman from New York. Silverstein obtained a 99 year lease on the entire world trade center complex on 24 July, 2001. [3] The towers were in fact close to worthless, being filled with asbestos, [4] yet Silverstein “felt a compelling urge to own them”. Silverstein had breakfast in "Windows on the World" restaurant (located in North Tower 107th Floor) every morning. [5] but broke this routine on the morning of 11 September 2001. Silverstein’s two children, who also worked in the WTC, were also absent from work that day. Larry Silverstein was paid a little over $4.5 Billion in insurance money as a result of the destruction of the WTC complex. [6] Silverstein was on personal friendship terms with Zionist media-magnate Rupert Murdoch, former Israeli president Ariel Sharon, as well as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Silverstein was such good friends with Netanyahu that, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz he would speak with him on the phone every sunday. [7]
    • Video - Where was Larry Silverstein on 9/11?”
    I thought there were anti trust laws didn't you? Why have not the media been broken up then? A dramatic event caused 9/11. It is about 17 years and counting and most duped Americans still believe the lies. Only another dramatic event can reverse this bad situation. America is in desperate peril. It may be too late now. Israel lover liar Trump also loves Israel first above the U.S. Americans have been sold out at the highest levels. Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words.

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  3. The United States has a severe jew problem regarding proliferation of war in the ME. Money power transforms into political power. This reality goes back to the first vestiges of our democratic republic and it's banks and continued through the Civil War and thence invaded the 20th century.
    The ultimate reality? They want to kill us, destroy us, US! This is just a holding action where they've gulled Christian Zionists into believing the chronic lies we are all familiar with. WE have a jew problem and are being readied for the slaughter. Just that simple,

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  4. One of the sorriest apologies and attempted deflection of Jewish involvement in the degradation of European/American culture, and the continued assault on the bill of rights, especially the second Amendment, was made by Alex Jones in a video he made "explaining" why Jews were so successful.

    https://www.pscp.tv/w/1jMJgqvekBYKL?t=45s

    Jones was commenting on a speech made by Jordan Peterson on the same topic, but in essences it felt like Jones was gatekeeping for his Jewish controllers in light of the fact many Americans are waking up to the deliberate collapse and destruction of their culture and way of life by outside forces.

    It is Orthodox Jewry that is behind the Multiculturalism and Diversity themes which are modifying the ethnic and racial make up of all white European based civilizations. Claiming "Diversity is Our Strength," the Jews are actually speaking from their point of view - Diversity is their strength when it comes to undermining and destroying Western Civilization.

    Jones weakly attempted to suggest, contrary to the current Cultural Marxist and politically correct view, that race was real and accounted for distinctions among people including strengths - Jones carefully reminded us Kenyan's do better in Olympic long distance running because of genetic components caused by the requirements of their environmental conditions. However his discussion was tip-toe, as he walked over eggshells trying to make a case for genetics, while still naming the environment of the Kenyans for the reason they are more physically suited for long distance running.

    When it came to why the Jews occupy a significant percentage of positions of power and influence in America, Jones said it was because they were smarter - having a much higher IQ than I guess whites? He further advises that suggesting that Jews are somehow at fault for the events we are witnessing in the fall of Western Civilization is dangerous and unfair.

    Jones claims that it is not a Jewish Conspiracy to be in positions of power, suggesting it might be that Jews have some sort of "hybrid vigor?" Jones, attempting to maintain the illusion Jews are a race, explains he knows Jews that are Christians, Libertarians, and even Buddhist - just cool people.

    However, it has been determined by many people that Jewish is not a race of people. It has been shown the racial make up of world influencing populations of Jews, not Palestinians, the real ethnic Israelites, are a European, Middle Eastern genetic blend.

    The primary and glaring missing information in Alex's presentation was not mentioning the Jewish Religion, especially Orthodox Jewry which is the steering force behind Israel’s politics and driving force behind world Zionism (Talmudic Jewish Racial Supremacism) and Communism (Talmudic political/economic system for Non Jews (goyim).)

    It is not the Jewish Race, which is attempting to destroy Western Culture and dominate the world with a New World Order. It is Orthodox Jewry, following the teachings of the Talmud and using the trickery of the Kabbalah, whic seeks to enslave the world permanently.

    It is Orthodox Jewry that has stolen the wealth of the world through global central banking and are using this wealth to control and undermine Western Civilization now.

    It is Orthodox Jewry's central base, Israel, which has infiltrated and infected electronic - Internet connected, hardware and software around the world with backdoors and operational kill switches that, like Stuxnet and Wanna Cry, will soon hold the world hostage to their "Kill Switch" diplomacy.

    It is Orthodox Jewry that funds and supports the many dozen Jewish organizations that are trying to disarm Americans.

    We must all wake up and demand dual citizen Jews be removed from office and places of national influence in the United States. We must demand Jewish organizations actively influencing Washington politics be identified and registered a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938.

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