News reports Mike Pompeo’s latest bellicosity toward Iran leave out the fact that Donald Trump is depending on as much as $50 million in contributions from Sheldon Adelson, who has called for the U.S. to nuke Iran.
Robert Draper’s ‘To Start A War: How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq’ is a stunning, thorough account that is not only historically indispensable, but is also an up-to-date warning that the U.S. could be tricked into a war with Iran, with some of the same culprits responsible.
The new book ‘Blood and Oil” is an alarming portrait of Mohammed Bin Salman, the unstable, murderous 35-year-old who rules the oil-producing kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The latest recognition deal is clearly a win for Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump — but it could provoke popular resistance inside Bahrain, where a democratic movement was put down in 2011 with the assistance of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain’s neighbor and boss.
The Democratic Party has squelched the Palestinian issue. Yesterday, Kamala Harris had a conference call with 1800 Jewish Democratic donors and assured them a President Biden will never condition aid to Israel over its conduct and that Biden-Harris will show “unwavering support” for Israel. The party has shut down the left’s criticism of Israel saying it could damage the effort to make Donald Trump a one-termer.
Mike Pompeo’s controversial RNC speech was partly a 2024 campaign appeal to win support from the right-wing of the pro-Israel lobby, which includes mega campaign donors like the billionaire gambling magnate, Sheldon Adelson. But our leading papers only mention Christian evangelicals as Pompeo’s target audience.
Tom Friedman behaved exactly like the Israel lobby’s flagship organization, AIPAC, which similarly issued no warnings against annexation, but jumped immediately to endorse the UAE-Israel agreement.
John Nichols of The Nation magazine is one of the best political reporters in America. He knows more about grass-roots organizing than almost anyone else. But his latest article, on today’s primary challenge to Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota leaves out the huge role that elements of the pro-Israel lobby are playing in the effort to unseat her.
Trump reportedly berated Sheldon Adelson for not giving more millions to his flagging campaign. That’s good news. Trump is less likely to deliver to Adelson, and nuke Iran. Not that the New York Times even explores the foreign policy ramifications of the report.