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Philip M. Giraldi: “Trump Dances to Israel’s Tune”

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Written by Philip M. Giraldi; Originally appeared at The Unz Review

So newly reelected Israeli monster-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu has boasted, with a grin, that America’s President Donald J. Trump followed through on his proposal to declare the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist group. Bibi was smiling because the timing of the move, one day before the Israeli election, strongly suggests it was done to assist him against what had become a very strong opposition challenge. That Trump likely colluded with Netanyahu to blatantly interfere in the election has apparently bothered no one in Israel or in the tame American media.

Philip M. Giraldi: "Trump Dances to Israel's Tune"

The gift from Washington came on top of recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, threatening members of the International Criminal Court if they try to prosecute Israel for war crimes, moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, removing the word “occupation” from the State Department’s assessments of human rights infringements on the West Bank, eliminating relief funding for Palestinian refugees, leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council because it was too critical of Israel, and looking the other way as Israel declared itself a state only for Jews. Washington also ignored the bombing of hospitals, schools and water treatment infrastructure in Gaza while Israeli army snipers were shooting unarmed demonstrators demanding their freedom.

The labeling of the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group is particularly disturbing as it means that the United States military by virtue of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) now has a mandate to attack the IRGC wherever it appears, including in Syria or even in the waterway the Straits of Hormuz, where the guard has regular patrols in small boats. It is a de facto declaration of war and it comes on top of a number of deliberate provocations directed against Iran starting with the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) one year ago, which led to the unilateral imposition of harsh sanctions directed against the Iranian economy to bring about a popular uprising as well as regularly repeated false claims that Iran is the leading “state sponsor of terrorism.” Next month, the U.S. will begin enforcing a unilaterally declared worldwide sanction on any and all Iranian oil sales.

Netanyahu pledged to annex Israeli settlements on the largely Palestinian West Bank if elected, which is undoubtedly a move cleared in advance with the Trump team of foreign policy sociopaths as it de facto puts an end to any delusional speculation over a possible two-state negotiated solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict. It will also lead to a massive upsurge in violence as the Palestinians object, which is neither a concern for the White House or Netanyahu, as they are assuming that it can be suppressed by overwhelming force directed against an almost completely unarmed civilian population.

And Trump will no doubt expect Bibi to return the favor when he is running for reelection in 2020 by encouraging American Jews who care about Israel to support the Republicans. Trump is focused on his own electability and is absolutely shameless about his betrayal of actual American interests in the Middle East, possibly because he has no inkling of the actual damage that he is doing. His speech last week before the casino multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson-hosted Jewish Republican Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas was a disgusting pander to a group that includes many key players who have little or no concern for what happens to the United States as long as Israel flourishes. The only good news that came out of the meeting was that Adelson himself appears to be “gravely ill.”

Trump at times appeared to be speaking to what he thought was a group of Israelis, referring to “your prime minister” when mentioning Benjamin Netanyahu and several times describing Israel as “yours,” suggesting that deep down he understands that many American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the United States. At another point, Trump declared that “The Democrats have even allowed the terrible scourge of anti-Semitism to take root in their party and their country,” apparently part of a White House plan to keep playing that card to turn American Jews and their political donations in a Republican direction before elections in 2020.

Trump also told the Republican Coalition audience how he came to a decision on recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He described how “he’d been speaking to his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as well as U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman and his Israel adviser, Jason Greenblatt, over the phone about an unrelated issue when he suddenly brought up the Golan Heights.” Trump shared how “I said, ‘Fellows, do me a favor. Give me a little history, quick. Want to go fast. I got a lot of things I’m working on: China, North Korea. Give me a quickie.’ After the advisers filled him in, Trump said he asked Friedman: ‘David, what do you think about me recognizing Israel and the Golan Heights?’ Friedman, apparently surprised by the suggestion, reacted like a ‘wonderful, beautiful baby,’ Trump said, and asked if he would ‘really … do that.’ ‘Yeah, I think I’m doing it right now. Let’s write something up,’ Trump said he responded, prompting applause and cheers from his audience in Las Vegas. ‘We make fast decisions and we make good decisions.’”

Putting the Trump story about the Golan Heights in some kind of context is not really that difficult. He wanted an answer to please Netanyahu and he went to three Orthodox Jews who support the illegal Israeli settlements and have also individually contributed financially to their growth so he was expecting the response that he got. That he was establishing a precedent by his moves on Jerusalem and the Golan apparently did not occur to him as his administration prides itself on having a foreign policy vision that extends no longer than the beginning of next week, which is why he hired Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Elliott Abrams. And then there is always the doleful Stephen Miller lurking in the background as well as the three musketeers of Kushner, Greenblatt and Friedman for really serious questions relating to why acceding to the wishes of parasite state Israel should continue to be the apparent number one priority of the government of the United States.

Donald Trump neither poses nor answers the question why he feels compelled to fulfill all of the campaign pledges he made to the Jewish community, which by and large did not vote for him, while failing to carry out the promises made to those who actually did support him. The absurd Jewish Republican Coalition narrative about how Trump gave Israel the Golan Heights should have resulted in a flood of opprobrium in the U.S. media about his profound ignorance and fundamental hypocrisy, but there was largely silence.

The nonsense going on in Las Vegas in front of a lot of fat cats who regard the United States as little more than a cash cow that they control as well as in the White House itself unfortunately has real world consequences. America is being led by the nose by a well-entrenched and powerful group of Israeli loyalists and this will not end well. The U.S. doesn’t even have a Middle Eastern foreign policy anymore – it has a “to do” list handed by Netanyahu to whomever is president. The fact that the current man in charge in Washington is either so ignorant or so deluded as to allow the process to escalate until the U.S. is drawn into yet more catastrophic wars is beyond regrettable. U.S. foreign policy should not depend on the perceptions of Kushner and company. It should be based on real, tangible American interests, not those of Israel. Someone should explain that to the president.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is inform@cnionline.org.

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    Actually, Russia is hardly any better as it has done more damage to Syria.

    Russia played with a weak Bashar al Assad and carved up Syria for his Zionist masters and Turkeys. Now the idiot Putin is spending more time looking for dead Jews in Syria than defending it. More parades in Kremlin for dead Zionist spies and war criminals while Russian dead are ignored and have zero value.

    • RichardD

      The Idlib DMZ agreement is being implemented and Jew world order terrorists are being killed there on an almost daily basis.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Seriously? Syria has been carved up and I will believe it when the S-300 pot plants are fired at Zionist jets that intrude over Lebanon almost daily and bomb Syria. Has Idlib been liberated? The headchoppers are now back in Aleppo and even Daraa near Damascus.

        • RichardD

          The terrorists are contained and have gained zero ground.

          Most of the deconfliction agreements were violated by the terrorists during their implementation as those areas were cleared one way or another, like is being done in Idlib.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            I know your heart is in the right place, but I am no fan of Putin who is crawling up Zionist arse. The Syrians will only liberate their lands if they imposed a cost on the Zionists as Russia is totally in Jew control. It is the sad truth whether you like it or not. Shoigu and the military are not happy, but he is being sidelined and on his way out.

          • RichardD

            No one has been tougher on the Jews than Putin.

    • d’Artagnan

      It is quite disbursing to see Russia devote its resources and endanger its troops in searching for long dead Jews in Syria. Thousands of Armenians were massacred in Ottoman occupied Syria in the Armenian Holocaust and Russia does not seem to be bothered looking for their mass graves or honoring them in Kremlin ceremonies.

  • RichardD

    Another great expose by the author of important facets of America’s and humanity’s evil blood sucking Jew pedophile mass rape cult criminal organization that needs to be outlawed and extinct problem.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Europe has to wake up first as the Jews are sucking the life blood out of Europe again. Americunts are too stupid and brainwashed to understand reality. Even criticizing Zionist crimes in Palestine is forbidden. Australia is even worse, where many candidates in the upcoming elections were dropped after their voiced their concerns at Zionist war crimes against Palestinians, including a doctor who saw Zionist savages force chlorine down a Palestinian pregnant woman’s throat aborting her unborn child.

      • RichardD

        I do it every day and I’m an American.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Look at Congress woman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar and the abuse she has copped just for questioning the Jew scums loyalty to the fake state of Pisrael.

          • RichardD

            America and the planet need to be dejudified until it’s Jew free and they’re extinct.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            I hope so, but for now the crooked Jew fag Kushner has the lardass Trump wrapped around his faggy pinkies. The idea of moving the embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing Zionist annexation of Golan and West Bank all came from Kushner and the idiot Bolton who just a few hours ago had a “very productive” meeting about expelling Iran from Syria with his Zionist masters. The Jews are destroying America by the day. It is sad.

          • RichardD

            Of course they are, it’s why they need to go.

        • d’Artagnan

          Many Americans are now brainwashed into a new insidious nexus of redneck Evangelical Zionism and have lost the ability to discern their national interest. The same is happening in Russia and Ukraine and many parts of old USSR. Fortunately, Armenia is the only Zionist free nation left in the CIS and has showed total support for Syria and Iran. For a small country to commit troops to Syria shows the depth of Armenian concerns at Turkish agenda of Balkanizing Syria. Russia should reconsider its approach towards unscrupulous Turks.

  • verner

    he, trump that is, is weak and vain and no match for anyone, apparently so in regard to netanyahu and the son in law, jared kushner, who is designing the next stage of the squatters future by e.g. involving the madman mohammed bin salman of saudi in his scheming and the price for such involvement seems to be nuke-technology. could it get any worse.

    trust the axis of resistance, turkey, iran, syria, hezbollah, iraq and qatari money can put a spaniard in the kushner shenanigans (works) and derail the squatter’s and kushner’s plan.

    the squatters need to be evicted from the land they occupy and the land they have stolen. no people should be allowed to run an ethnic cleansing program or a lebensraum-program and concentration camp Gaza with the ulterior end to finish off the palestinians by any means necessary, murder, starvation, humiliation and plain day light robbery. all this so far with impunity.

    the disappointment is russia and putin who seems to bend over for netanyahu, maybe kushner promised him some serious economical benefits and an end of american persecution (and a great increase in his fortune when he hands over snowden)!

  • JustPassingThrough

    a foto of the POTUS and D. Trump.
    with the condition of the u.s. the ersatz POTUS wins nothing.
    he’s used to living in a ghetto.

  • Jean de Peyrelongue

    The revolution and the Zionism are like the left and the right arm of one entity whose objective is the fulfilment of the messianic promise: the Messiah’s comeback to Jerusalem and the destruction and enslavement of the gentiles. The Zionism is in charge of gathering the dispersed community, of fighting assimilation and digging a trench between them and the gentiles; using antisemitism as a tool to achieve its goal. The revolution is the weapon to destroy the strutures of the nation-states to be able to enslave their population.
    The arm of the revolution was the first one to work and started in the underground and thus no one can say whether it is the father or the son of the Illumnati from Weishaupt. The Zionism’s arm became active when the entity took notice that the assimilation processus in the West could jeopardize their objective.
    Since the first world war, the USA public services have been infiltrated by the agents of the revolution coming from Russia. Thus the President Roosevelt worked with Stalin to trigger the war to expand the revolution to the all world, to insure its sustainability. With material and financial support from the USA, Stalin was to take over all Europe, the British isles included and Roosevelt was supposed to crush the Japan Empire which was not compatible with the revolution.
    The plan was the following : Trigger a war in Europe involving the major nations which were supposed to exhaust them selves to facilitate Stalin’s intervention, to impose peace and turn those nations into the soviet system. To initiate the war, Hitler and Germany with all its woes resulting from the Versailles treaty was the easiest candidate to push to war. Roosevelt was put in charge to freeze all negotiations between Germany and all others european countries and after Munich, he ordered Beck, Chamberlain and Daladier to cut all relationships with Berlin. Then Stalin went to proposed Hitler some help to solve the Dantzig corridor issue by making another partition of Poland, and Hitler fell into the trap.
    As said before to Roosevelt, England declared war to Germany and France followed, but both closed their eyes about the USSR having taken half of Poland, the Baltic states and parts of Finland and Romania. In this plan, Poland was used as fuse, Germany was trapped and France and England went to war without understanding that behind Germany, the real ennemy was hidding : the revolution with the USSR on one side and Roosevelt on the other side.
    Actually, the plan did not worked as forecast. France and Britain were supposed to be able to carry a war of attrition against Germany and their early collapse came as a bad surprise. Furthermore, Hitler having understood as soon as december 1940 that he had been trapped and watching Stalin’s war preparations, realized that if he was not anticipating the coming russian’s invasion, Germany would be crushed in a few weeks. Stalin underestimated Hitler’s daring and he lost the first leg between June 1941 and July 1942, and with it around 5 millions men. The overall picture was changed, Roosevelt would have to send to Europe some soldiers to allow Stalin to eliminate Hitler. Stalin could no more fulfil the objective of the revolution. He woud have to share with Roosevelt Europe and this was the beginning of the end of the Communism.
    The cold war period was a time when the way to drive the world revolution had to be revisited. Those who had triggered the world revolution had choose in 1917 the Bolcheviks with the Communism. The experience and the failure of Staline with its brute force and the exposure that Stalin, in the same way as Constantin took control over the Christianism, could take the control of the revolution, led them to understand that a world revolution on the type of a Menchevik socialism could yield better results.
    The Bolchevik method relied on gathering the masses and turn them in a sort of a steamroller to crush everything in front. The Menchevik method uses poisons to divide people, corrupt them, pervert them, sheer them, blackmail them, generate confusion and destroy their roots. That is the method used today
    Today the quarrel between Trump and the Democrats is a quarrel between the Zionism and the Revolution. Those in favor of the revolution are thinking that the cart must not be put before the horse and that the nation-states have to be destroyed and their population enslaved to allow the comeback of the Messiah to Jerusalem. For them the Zionism’s rôle is to weld the judaiste community, to fight assimilation and segregate the Jews from the gentiles. The Zionism have to be the Doctrine’s guardian, it is not to the Zionists to submit or destroy the gentiles. As such those in favor of the revolution are probably against starting a major war in the Middle-East when the task in the Far-East has not yet found any solution.

  • Helen4Yemen

    The Europeans you said you want to know other land on the planet except that was promised to Abraham by God. But today we know no Ashkenazi Jew has one tiny droplet Abraham’s blood? Shouldn’t the Europeans be going home?

    https://worldpeace365.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/the-return-of-the-jews/

  • iosongasingsing

    Rita Katz has already found the culprits, the Islamic jihad, which translated from the Talmudic Hebrew would be Israel. Macron is a Rothschild in the hands of the Jews who may have primed him on a false flag like September 11th, to take the scene off the yellow gillets.