Category: Neoconservatives

“Guardian of Zion” award will be given to former US ambassador to UN John Bolton

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton will receive the award from Israel’s Bar Ilan University for “his fostering of relations between the United States and Israel, and for his lasting contributions to the strengthening of Jerusalem as the eternal city of the Jewish people and throughout the world.” Other recipients: NY Times Editor A.M. Rosenthal, journalist Charles Krauthammer, NY Times columnist William Safire, historian Sir Martin Gilbert, author Cynthia Ozick, Senator Joseph Lieberman, author Herman Wouk, and last year’s honoree, Ambassador Ronald Lauder…

Forward: Syria Strike Gives Veteran Neocon Wolfowitz Signs Of Hope For Trump

Pro-Israel architect of Iraq war is calling on the new administration to assert a bold American stance in the Middle East and expressing reserved optimism about President Trump’s chances of doing so… Wolfowitz has been preaching for increased American involvement in Iraq and in Syria, despite what he acknowledges is a lack of enthusiasm in America for “heroic ventures in the Middle East”…

The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow – Consortium News

A MUST READ: Robert Parry writes in Consortium News that the neocons, architects of the Iraq War, are counting on Democrats and liberals to be the foot soldiers in the new neocon campaign to push Trump into more “regime change” wars. As part of this they’re hyping evidence-free allegations that Russia colluded with Trump’s team to rig the U.S. election, and pushing for a US invasion of Syria…

In 1976 Nathan Glazer wrote that supporting Israel was against U.S. interests and was largely driven by Jewish Americans

Philip Weiss writes in Mondoweiss that Glazer correctly stated that supporting Israel was counter to U.S. interests and that this support was garnered through pressure from the US Jewish establishment. Weiss writes that the lobby’s success is closely related to the rise of Jews in the establishment, with Jews at the heads of global industries from finance to education to Hollywood to government, media, the Supreme Court…

Russian “peace scare” averted, neocons also predominate on Iran, ignore history

Stephen Sniegoski reports in Unz Review: Trump’s appointees indicate his efforts for peace with Russia have ended, while bellicosity against Iran has continued. While while mainstream media anathematizes almost everything else Trump proposes, it sees little wrong with his Iran policy – even though it is counter to US interests and ignores history…

Cheerleading for Israel: Everyone’s doing it

Philip Giraldi: The neoconservatives, Israel-firsters, hate Trump, having favored Hillary Clinton as president due to their conviction that she would be the more aggressive president. They now believe that if they force Trump out they will return to power, so they continue to pile on. Trump is also being battered by pro-Israel interests on the left. Bernard-Henri Levy warns that Trump is a threat to all American Jews. Why? Because his love for the Jewish people is “insufficient.” Levy explains, “This love is precisely what is required of an American president in dealings affecting Israel.”

Elliott Abrams and Gina Haspel – ghastly choices

Americans dodged a bullet when neocon Abrams was denied. He was a founding co-signer of PNAC, led the charge to invade Iraq after calling for “regime change,” and has endorsed military interventions in Libya, Syria, and as Iran. He called Chuck Hagel an “anti-Semite” because Hagel had criticized Israel. Gina Haspel, new CIA Deputy Director, was reportedly involved in the torture programs. In 2005 she ordered the destruction of the video tapes made of the interrogations…

Trump’s “Muslim ban”: Israeli strategic plans to “remake the Middle East” from 2001 and before targeted the same countries

With a single exception, all the countries were targeted for attack in 2001, with similar plans in 1996, 1991, 1982, and the 1950s. The fact is that Trump’s action continues policies influenced by people working on behalf of a foreign country, whose goal has been to destabilize and reshape an entire region. The result has been devastating wars, massive refugee movement that is uprooting entire peoples and transforming parts of Europe, desperate terrorism, and now the horror that is ISIS. If this decades-long effort is not halted, it will increasingly devastate the region, our country, and the world…