The Israel Lobby Is Taking Us to War—Again8 min read

We are watching a repeat of the Information Warfare that induced us to wage an ill-advised war in Iraq. Once again the expansive Israel lobby is the culprit. Today’s presidential dynamics date to 2016 when Jared Kushner retained the psychographic profilers at Cambridge Analytica to target enough “persuade-able” voters in key states that his father-in-law’s presidency could gain the appearance of a legitimate Electoral College victory. That was just one step in an ongoing fraud that we enabled by not requiring that the Israel lobby register as what they were and remain: foreign agents.

Donald Trump, the useful idiot, has long been surrounded by advisers from Chabad Lubavitch, a messianic sect of Hasidic Jews that trace their origins to Russia of the 1770s. In addition to Jared and Ivanka, his convert daughter to this orthodox group, White House devotees include Trump bankruptcy attorney David Friedman, appointed ambassador to Israel, and real estate attorney Jason Greenblatt, anointed chief international negotiator.

Instead of demonstrating the art of the “deal” in the Middle East, these Zionist extremists outraged the Muslim world by persuading the moron Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the “eternal capital” of the mythical Jewish people and lend U.S. support to the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. It’s difficult to imagine two initiatives more likely to preclude the settlement of a brutal occupation that remains ongoing seven decades after Jewish terrorists ethically cleansed hundreds of Palestinian villages, driving 750,000 Palestinians into exile with no right of return.

Now the Jewish lobby is staffing up their presidency with those predisposed to take us into yet another war in the Middle East to advance Tel Aviv’s strategy for regime change across the entirety of the resource-rich Middle East and North Africa. Trump’s appointment of Mike Pompeo as Director of Central Intelligence pre-staged the recasting of this pro-Israel Tea Party hawk as the nation’s top diplomat. Knowing that Senator Rand Paul would lead the opposition to his nomination as Secretary of State, Trump was advised to dispatch Pompeo to North Korea to make him appear diplomatic and obscure his known preference for ill-advised wars.

The Lobby As An Enemy Within

Much as “facts on the ground” are used by Israel to rationalize and “legalize” their ongoing 70-year occupation of Palestinian land, the “fact” that Pompeo visited Pyongyang is meant to dampen opposition to his role as principal spokesman for U.S. foreign policy that—in fact—is being shaped by the unregistered foreign agents of the Israel lobby through their production and staffing of the Trump presidency.

In a similar fashion, the removal of Lt. General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser and replacing him with the hawkish Islamophobic John Bolton enabled the Jewish Lobby to take us a step closer to another war—for Greater Israel. Advising Trump to nominate Gina Haspel to lead the C.I.A. is a strategy calculated to fail due to her role in renditions, waterboarding and the destruction of filmed evidence of torture. Should Congressional opposition require the withdrawal of her nomination, that opens the door for Senator Tom Cotton to lead the C.I.A.

Cotton’s political career provides another example of how the Israel lobby deployed Cambridge Analytica’s voter micro-targeting algorithms to put pro-Israelis in office. The lobby’s multi-decade campaign includes placing Tom Cotton in the Senate in 2014 and Donald Trump in the Oval Office in 2016.[1]Six days after a March 3, 2015 speech to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacking the Iran nuclear accord, Cotton—at the behest of the Jewish lobby—sought to undermine ongoingpresidential negotiations by releasing a letter to the Iranian leader signed by 47 Republican Senators implying that the Senate or the next president would undo any accord negotiated with Tehran by President Barack Obama.[2]

As with the Israel lobby’s “red line” attempt in 2013 to induce Obama to take us to war in Syria, their role as an unregistered foreign agentwas again apparent as the lobby sought to heighten tensions with Iran. A predominantly pro-Israel media remained silent on the common source of this serial war mongering. The reliably compliant Donald Trump has twice been induced to order the U.S. bombing of Syria based on similar red line rhetoric. Meanwhile, the source of those chemical weapons remains unconfirmed.

Enemies—Both Foreign and Domestic

Let’s be candid. The Israel lobby is waging information warfare on the U.S. while posing as an ally with whom we were induced seventy years ago to create a “special relationship” despite the strenuous objections of Secretary of State George Marshall, the Director of the C.I.A. and our diplomatic corps. The Joint Chiefs foresaw that Zionists would induce us to wage serial wars against our true national interests. In 1948, no one grasped the perils posed by their expansive lobby.

The lengthy pre-staging required to place such a pliable asset (Trump) in the presidency confirms the sustained, multi-decade focus of the Jewish lobby and its supporters in Jewish organized crime. Where did Donald Trump make his (alleged) billions? In domains that theydominate: casinos, pop culture (The Apprentice) and commercial real estate in midtown Manhattan. He was even represented by attorney Roy Cohn, consigliore to many of New York’s most notorious crime bosses. In the early 1980s, he was willing to lie to persuade others that he was far richer than he was.

Forbes researcher Jonathan Greenberg confirmed in an April 20, 2018 article that Trump lobbied for his inclusion in the Forbes 400list by using a phony name (John Barron) and a disguised voice in an attempt to inflate his net worth. The first Forbes 400 list in 1982 reported his wealth as $100 million when, in fact, we now know it was roughly $5 million.[3]Those who profiled Donald Trump also produced The Donald celebrity personaand placed him in the presidency where they knew—within an acceptable range of probabilities—he could be managed by appealing to his narcissism.

This is no idle observation. John Bolton and Mike Pompeo already have a direct line to Trump. General John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, no longer controls access to the Oval Office for those who are most problematic. Add Israeli political product Tom Cotton to this volatile mix and the asset Trump may yet be induced to take us into the next ill-advised war—for Greater Israel.

[1]Cotton’s 2014 campaign received more than $2 million from pro-Israeli groups and individuals. As with the funding of Cambridge Analytica, the influence of the Robert Mercer family was apparent in the contribution of more than $1 million to the Club for Growth Action, a Super PAC that backed Cotton. The Emergency Committee for Israel, led by (Jewish) neoconservative William Kristol, invested $960,250 in last-minute ads supporting Cotton’s Senate campaign. Kristol is co-founder of the Project for a New American Century established in 1997 to lobby for regime change in Iraq. Paul Singer, a New York hedge fund billionaire and supporter (along with Sheldon Adelson) of Birthright Israel, invested $250,000 in the production of Cotton’s political career. Seth Klarman, a Boston-based pro-Israeli billionaire, contributed $100,000. At least $825,000 was invested in Cotton by a political action committee run by former Bush-era U.N. Ambassador and bombastic neocon John Bolton who appeared on Trump’s original short list as Secretary of State with Cotton on the short list for Secretary of Defense. The Bolton PAC is financed largely by Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah and by Irving and Cherna Moskowitz of Miami who for years funded settlements in Israel.

[2]Cotton’s strategy mirrors a 1968 attempt by Richard Nixon to “monkey wrench” peace talks during the Vietnam War. As a presidential candidate, Nixon was concerned that, if President Lyndon Johnson made progress in ending that unpopular war, the outcome would help presidential opponent Hubert Humphrey. Johnson assigned the FBI to investigate. In a recorded phone call with Senate Majority Leader Everett Dirksen, LBJ described as “treason” Nixon’s meddling in ongoingnegotiations. That war continued until April 30, 1975. On April 22, 2018, media asset Fareed Zakaria featured Israeli operative Dan Senor on his CNN show, Global Public Square, where Senor floated Tom Cotton’s name as president. A former employee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Senor served as the post-invasion senior adviser to U.S. Ambassador Paul Bremer and chief spokesperson for the Coalition Provisional Authority when key decisions were made leading to the chaos from which emerged ISIS, region-wide instability and the immigration-fueled fracturing of Europe. Neocon William Kristol recruited him into the neoconservative camp advising President George W. Bush. Senor accompanied Bush to Jerusalem in May 2008 for the 60thanniversary of the founding of the Jewish state. The war in Iraq continued until December 2011. As senior foreign policy adviser to (and spokesperson for) presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a lay bishop in the Mormon Church (aka The Lost Tribe of Israel), Senor said that if Israel launched an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, Romney “would respect” the move.  Romney’s trip to Israel was the brainchild of Senor and Ron Dermer, Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief strategist.

[3]Jonathan Greenberg, “Trump lies to me about this wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes,” The Washington Post, April 20, 2018.