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Neocons declare War on… Trump!

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Details here. People on the left: take careful note of this. Many neoconservatives may even desert the GOP for Hillary Clinton.Trump also caused hysterical outrage by the mere suggestion that maybe – just maybe – when running for US president he should display “neutrality” on the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And now the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) – an organisation of neoconservatives and US evangelical Christians who think their ticket to heaven depends on Israel inciting a Third World war in the Middle east – are running this ad against Trump below.I mean: just look at this ad.[embedded content]Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi are long dead. Putin isn’t the new Hitler, and it is perfectly clear that as bad as Bashar al-Assad is (and he is brutal and bad) any likely alternative to him such as a rebel government in Syria would probably result in a genocide in that country.I’ll just add: it doesn’t even matter to the neocons that, if and when Trump gets into office, I imagine he will be as militantly pro-Israel as any of the current Republican front runners, and maybe even more so.Update An amusing video on this very issue from Democracy Now, with an interview with Zaid Jilani, who points to the important difference between (1) old-fashioned Republican realists (e.g., like James Baker) and (2) the war-crazed neocons.

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Details here. People on the left: take careful note of this. Many neoconservatives may even desert the GOP for Hillary Clinton.

Trump also caused hysterical outrage by the mere suggestion that maybe – just maybe – when running for US president he should display “neutrality” on the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And now the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) – an organisation of neoconservatives and US evangelical Christians who think their ticket to heaven depends on Israel inciting a Third World war in the Middle east – are running this ad against Trump below.

I mean: just look at this ad.

Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi are long dead. Putin isn’t the new Hitler, and it is perfectly clear that as bad as Bashar al-Assad is (and he is brutal and bad) any likely alternative to him such as a rebel government in Syria would probably result in a genocide in that country.

I’ll just add: it doesn’t even matter to the neocons that, if and when Trump gets into office, I imagine he will be as militantly pro-Israel as any of the current Republican front runners, and maybe even more so.

Update
An amusing video on this very issue from Democracy Now, with an interview with Zaid Jilani, who points to the important difference between (1) old-fashioned Republican realists (e.g., like James Baker) and (2) the war-crazed neocons.

I also notice that Trump seems to attract some of the more crazed Alex-Jones style conspiracy theorists on the US right, because over at the Alex Jones YouTube Channel they seem to love Trump.

Update 2: Michael Hayden on Trump
In the video below. Very interesting. Michael Hayden was director of the CIA from 2006 to 2009. People forget there are real limits even to the power of US president.

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