Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Neocons Strike Back

Neoconservatism as a foreign policy ideology has been badly discredited over the last two decades, thanks to the debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan. But in the blinding flash of one drone strike, neoconservatism was easily able to reinsert itself in the national conversation.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dear President Trump: When it comes to war in Iran, remember Caesar

The empire continues to be undermined, not by the left but the so-called right.  Those closest to Caesar heralding the death of Caesar.  Today it is the Pentagon generals, the intelligence community, the neocons and the defense contractors doing everything but call for a parade at the death of Soleimani.
Not because of his being killed, but because they feel confident of their mountaintop of glory is a step away: a war with Iran. Hallelujah!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Soleimani assassination part of Neocon scenario for war with Iran

Since Iran was unable to formulate a proportionate response to the Soleimani assassination, Neocons' provocation scenario appears to have foundered. But of course, Neocons, Israel and other sponsors in the region will not be sitting on their hands!

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Neocons Don’t Regret the Iraq Disaster — And Now They Want War With Iran

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman once enlighteningly told Charlie Rose that the Iraq War had been worth it because after putting up with all that terrorism it was high time the United States went in with “a big stick” and told people in the Middle East to “suck on this.” He brings similar eloquence and acuity to the current conflict with Iran, surmising, just after the Soleimani assassination, that one day the Iranians “may name a street in Tehran after President Trump.”

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Lowry: Trump is neither neocon nor isolationist

Suddenly, the neocons had cachet again (Vox warned that “the Iraq War hawks are back”), and we were about to launch yet another endless war. Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote, repeating a common refrain, “has brought the United States to the brink of a devastating new conflict in the Middle East.”
There’s no doubt that the operation against Soleimani carried risks, but it didn’t transform Trump into a conventional interventionist. In fact, taking out Soleimani was wholly consistent with the president’s approach to the world that can’t be plotted on a simple hawk/dove or neocon/isolationist axis. As a Jacksonian, Trump is none of the above, combining a willingness to whack our enemies with a distaste for ambitious foreign interventions.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Neither neocon nor isolationist

There’s no doubt that the operation against Soleimani carried risks, but it didn’t transform Trump into a conventional interventionist. In fact, taking out Soleimani was wholly consistent with the president’s approach to the world that can’t be plotted on a simple hawk/dove or neocon/isolationist axis. As a Jacksonian, Trump is none of the above, combining a willingness to whack our enemies with a distaste for ambitious foreign interventions.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Lincoln Chafee Keeps Ripping ‘Delusional’ Neocons and Democrats Who Compromise With Them

Lincoln Chafee has no taste for neoconservative fantasies, or for the politicians of both major parties who entertain them.
That may not make him the winner of the Democratic presidential contest that the former Rhode Island senator and governor has entered—Chafee’s poll numbers are low, and his campaign has a quirky, do-it-yourself feel that tends to earn him marginal media coverage at best. But it could make him a duly disruptive voice in the Democratic debates that are scheduled to begin in October.

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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Gabbard: Everybody knows 'Hillary is a warmonger'

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard called Hillary Clinton a “warmonger” and blasted her foreign policy credentials.
Appearing on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii agreed with Carlson’s assessment that Clinton was a “neocon,” or neoconservative.
“Look to her influence on going to launch regime change over in Syria, Libya,” Gabbard said. “You look throughout — obviously, her support for the war in Iraq — throughout her history. Her track record is well known.”

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Monday, January 06, 2020

America Escalates Its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East

The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a personality quirk of Donald Trump’s impulsive action. His assassination of Iranian military leader Suleimani was indeed a unilateral act of war in violation of international law, but it was a logical step in a long-standing U.S. strategy. It was explicitly authorized by the Senate in the funding bill for the Pentagon that it passed last year.

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Saturday, January 04, 2020

Tucker Carlson Blasts Neocon ‘Non-Geniuses Like Max Boot And John Bolton,’ Makes The Case Against War With Iran

J. Metz RT @DailyCaller: Tucker Carlson Blasts Neocon ‘Non-Geniuses Like Max Boot And John Bolton,’ Makes The Case Against War With Iran https://t.… 2 minutes ago

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Friday, January 03, 2020

Rand Paul Blasts Neocon Liz Cheney for Urging President Trump to Keep Troops in Afghanistan

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is standing up for President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy against neocons in the Republican Party who desire to go back to the George W. Bush era.

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Neo-Cons Strike at Trump Through ‘Christian’ Networks

On Dec. 19, the day after the House passed neocon-motivated impeachment articles against President Donald Trump, associated allies lobbed a grenade into the center of the religious fundamentalist movement. An editorial, “Trump Should Be Removed from Office,” appeared on the Christianity Today website, authored by Mark Galli, head of the editorial board. The posting called Trump “profoundly immoral,” because he “attempted to use his political power” against a presidential opponent. The piece generated a firestorm among readers, with 3 million online page views, and literally thousands cancelling and even more subscribing to the publication.

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