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Trump Dances to Israel’s Tune

More wag-the-dog means war for America

By Philip Giraldi • Unz Review • April 16, 2019

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.

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, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is

April 15, 2019 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Wars for Israel | , , ,


  1. This recitation of the stuff that should result in articles of impeachment for treasonable offenses makes me writhe in shame. Phil lives up to his professional obsession of tending to the “(U.S.) National Interest.”

    Trouble is, the cleverness and manipulation of Kushner and Ziocompany (surely not to neglect the ultimately evil Revoltin’ Bolton and his truly evil twin Pompeo) have subsumed nearly all of the Arab World into the Zionist fold and browbeaten the rest of the humankind into submission to Zionism. Our MSM is fully Zionist. Our Congress is bipartisanly fully Zionist (exception: my hero Ilhan Omar, perhaps Betty McCollum and one or two other US patriots). Our Executive is fully Zionist from top to mid to bottom. SCOTUS and the rest of the judiciary are being infiltrated by Zionism. State and local governments are in lockstep with Zionism (notably the BDS issue; training cops in the Zioentity). The think-tank world is preponderantly Zio-oriented. Academia is cowed by Zionism, canceling prospective appearances by those who wish to practice academic freedom and call for truth and justice for the Palestinians. Our kids are apathetic, lulled by the anesthesia of materialism, and dumbed-down zombies. Multi-millions of “Christians” are fully in thrall with Zionism, idol-worshiping it. The MIC is happy raking in mega-billions and providing sinecures for already handsomely compensated retired flag officers. The entertainment world, including gambling and sports, is owned by/in hock to Zionism. It’s the Benjamins, baby.

    We’ve been had, dear dissident readers. We are all Palestinians, hewers of Zionist wood and carriers of its water…”dancing to the Zioentity’s tune.” All is lost.

    (When I click “Post Comment,” I’ll link to Unz Review and see how many comments are there and the flavor of them. And then I think I’ll go to bed and pull the covers over my head.)

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 16, 2019 | Reply

  2. Trump failed America when he embraced Israel’s government instead of prosecuting Israel’s government for masterminding and perpetrating the fed fraud, the false flag wars WW 1 and WW 2, Agenda 21, and the 9/11 attack.

    “Drain the swamp!”? …the don surrounded himself with the very people he was supposed to lock up — treasonous war criminals who put Israel first, including robbing America blind.

    To get elected, Trump committed racketeering, fraud, corruption, election fraud, and upon taking office, he committed malfeasance of office, high treason, and war crimes when he attacked Syria unprovoked. From that point forward, Trump’s committed one crime after the next in cahoots with the RNC, DNC, and Libertarian parities, all bought off and, or fully compromised by blackmail, all owned puppets of the Jewish satanic Jesuits, Israel’s puppet masters.

    Washington DC is fully compromised and now nothing but a war mongering criminal cartel on a failed homo erotic fantasy of world domination.

    It’s time to vet oath keepers who’ll put America first and drain the swamp of the now fully compromised criminal cartel of Zionists who rob America blind for Israel, including the now infamous and villainous Trump clan…the gleeful baby killers and cowards who lie,lie, and then lie some more.

    “…die for Israel”? Never. We like our souls and are keeping our souls. Israel, kaput. In my life, Israel attacked America with Agenda 21, the fed fraud, JFK’s assassination, and the 9/11 attack.

    It’s time to bring the Jesuits, Israel, and US and International Zionists to justice for their many lies, their many thefts, their many war crimes.

    When are you folks gonna step up and help America expose Trump’s real crimes?

    When are you folks gonna step up and help America vet oath keepers?

    Comment by What's in a name? ...letters. | April 16, 2019 | Reply

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