Trump and Co.’s recent smearing of “The Squad” is no accident at all, nor is it just run of the mill Israeli/AIPAC/Adelson “all about the Benjamins” influence.
It struck me as extremely odd that Trump and Graham and half a dozen Republicans suddenly (and all within hours of each other) seemed to inject Israel into this recent and unhinged attack on these freshman Congresswomen from all sides and across social media and the entire news media.
Calling them ”terrorists”, calling them “Israel haters”, calling them “anti-Semitic” out of the blue and for no apparent reason, especially when the water is under the bridge on the matter and when Omar herself had already been through the wringer, tarred and feathered, chastised, apologized, and suffered the humiliation of Nancy Pelosi herself drafting a bloody Congressional resolution denouncing anti-semitism et al.
Then the penny dropped. The timing and sudden flair up out of nowhere and the highly coordinated accusations targeting “The Squad” as BDS loving, anti-Israel, Jew hating, terrorists by all these Republicans at once is no accident at all!
Why? August is only two weeks away!
That means that the annual AIPAC sponsored propaganda tour of Israel for freshman Congress members is only a few weeks away!
Tlaib and Omar (possibly AOC herself) have been VERY vocal about doing their own “alternative” tour this year visiting the Occupied Territories and shining a stupendously bright social media spotlight on the naked disgusting truth for the American people and media to see.
This would be terrible for Netanyahu and his bought and paid for Congress men and women in DC. The first two Muslim Congresswoman in American history, one a friggin’ Palestinian of all things, visiting Israel and the Palestine, possibly even Gaza or the shiny new US Embassy in Jerusalem. It would be a media circus and nothing short of an utter PR nightmare for Israel and especially Netanyahu barely one month before the next untimely and high stakes elections in September. Let alone ahead of the joke of a “peace deal” (I mean unconditional surrender) Prince Jared has been cooking up with Israel.
Just imagine the global media coverage, photos and tweet storm of Rep. Tlaib visiting the US Embassy in Jerusalem and squaring off with Friedman and Greenblatt. Or the awkward photos of them meeting (or being snubbed by) Israeli leaders. Or the pictures of the first two Muslim American Congresswomen in history visiting Haram esh-Sharif or (heaven fucking forbid) the Western Wall!
Not to mention the potential chaos of them face to face with IDF border soldiers trying to deny them entry to Gaza or being stopped, harassed, and searched by soldiers at a road block or border post? Or spit upon by some unwitting Haredi guy in East Jerusalem, who has no idea who they are. These are NOT the images or media coverage Israel, AIPAC nor Adelson want the world to see! Under absolutely no circumstances!
So what is to be done? Nothing short of an outright political hitjob, media blitz and preemptive strike ahead of their departure in a shameless attempt to delegitimize their entire trip, anything they say or post on social media, and if possible maybe even supply Netanyahu with all the tacit support and cover both Trump and the entire Republican party can give for him to possibly even completely deny them entry under the shiny new “Anti-BDS” laws.
There you have it folks! Trump’s tirade and shameless “out of the blue” smearing of these women in a nutshell. Mark my words, there is more to come in the coming days/weeks, because there is sooooo much more than those Benjamins in play right now!