At LewRockwell.com, Eric. S. Margolis suggests that Biden’s ramp-up of emphasis on the wars in Ukraine and Israel is part of an election strategy. He writes:
US President Joe Biden has declared himself a `war president.’ He has ordered two US aircraft carriers, advanced missile systems and 2,000 Marines to the Mideast. It’s full-force war fever in Washington.
Does this seem like overkill considering Hamas has not much more than lightly armed teenagers with AK-47 rifles and some home-made bombs? Of course not. It’s the old ‘bomb them back to the Stone Age’ mentality.
What’s behind this militaristic display is, of course, imminent US elections. Staunchly pro-Israel American voters are only 2% of the electorate, but their influence is profound and pervasive. Pro-Israel voters are believed to be one of the most important political donors to the Democratic Party. Add Christian Evangelicals who venerate Israel as the modern Promised Land.
America’s small numbers of Muslims and liberal thinkers have gone into hiding after the massacre of Israelis in Gaza. The always pro-Israel US media equates the Hamas movement with the old Nazi Party for beastly behavior.
One is reminded of Talleyrand’s famous quip about Napoleon’s murder of the Duc d’Enghien as ‘worse than a crime, a mistake.’
What we saw was not a political act but a ghastly jailhouse riot by Palestinian refugees caged up in the awful Gaza open-air prison for over 60 years.
Biden, who looks on his last legs, is in full panic mode, and rightfully so. Donald Trump is closing in like a giant storm cloud and way ahead in the polls. Trump is no spring chicken but compared to the doddering Biden, he looks like a political Adonis.
Trump had the guts and smarts to end the calamitous Afghan War while America’s bemedaled generals and politicians were too scared to do so, fearing they would be blamed for the Afghan fiasco.
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