Israel – prime mover in Trump’s Iran policy – was shocked that Trump might abandon the pressure strategy and instead seek to mend ties with Tehran. The pro-Israel Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), nervously took to twitter to warn Trump against this… A goal of the new Iran Action Group may be to escalate matters with Iran to the point in which any pivot to diplomacy by Trump may be rendered impossible…
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Israel supporter Sheldon Adelson donated $30 million to a top Republican PAC. This may be the single largest campaign donation in U.S. history. Adelson influenced Trump to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and end the Iran nuclear agreements.
Adelson-supported appointees include Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, & John Bolton.
Adelson was instrumental in removing Tillerson and McMaster, due to their support for the Iran agreement.
Al Jazeera’s upcoming undercover documentary reportedly shows that neoconservative think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies is working as a spy for the Israeli government. The organization is not registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The film is also said to reveal deepening ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Qatar.
Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson had a piece in the New York Times on Monday, in which he discussed the parallels between the runup to the Iraq war and the direction things are going with Iran. He identified the source of pro-war analysis as the Foundation for Defense of Democracies – but stopped short of explaining that this organization is “the neoconservative wing of the Israel lobby.” The next day, in another interview, he was eager to talk about this connection. Does NYT self-censor?