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Sunday, November 24, 2013


Incredibly, this is the photo accompanying Kristol's reaction to the Iran nuclear agreement.

Yes, The weekly Standard actually wants us to see Netanyahu as the new Lincoln.  (Of course, it they were actual conservatives they wouldn't see that as complementary.)

I think this removes the last filmy gauze surface between us and seeing the Standard as anything but an arm of the Israeli government.  Only a government cranking out propaganda is capable of producing messages insulting to the thinking reader.  The point here is to inflame the viewer and influence the emotions toward an end.  And that end is the subordination of American power toward Israeli ends.

So Kristol goes on to say the following.

"That’s why serious people, in Congress and outside, will do their utmost to expose and scuttle Obama’s bad Iran deal. They can expect to be smeared by the Obama administration as reckless warmongers and slandered by Obama’s media epigones as tools of the Israel lobby. One trusts at least some members of Congress and some political leaders are made of stern enough stuff to resist the attempted intimidation."
Note that "Serious people" will agree with Bill Kristol that the only serious course of action is to hammer the Iranians, ultimately making war upon them.  Never mind that what the Iranians are accused of doing is precisely what Kristol's co-religionists have already done, introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East.  Never mind that one excellent reason that Iran might have for wanting such a weapon is a result of the last war Kristol and co. talked America into.  Clearly, if Iraq had nuclear weapons, there would have been no war.  Kristol speaks as a mouthpiece for a country that openly assassinates its enemies overseas while calling Iran a "Supporter of Terrorism."  
The Weekly Standard's Pro-Israel propaganda has all the subtelty of the pamphlets one side in a war drops on the heads of the opposing troops. Kristol's aim is to sucker dumb Americans into conflating seriousness with a resort to war.  All well and good for him and his Israeli relations, but as serious people have been heard to say from time to time, what's in it for us?
Iran is the premier Shia state, it is Persia, the once savior of the Jews of the Bible. They can be expected to play their part in the Middle East as a major player.  They are neither evil or good in the abstract.  They are led by some retrograde religious leaders who impede the ascendancy of Iran as much as strengthen it.  This will all play out over time.  And at the end of the day the USA will have no common boarders or interests with any of these peoples of states.  
Lincoln never subordinated our country's interest to any other.  And then there is this American President, who left us with a warning about "entangling alliances.  

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