Jewish Neocons and US Wars
Shouldn't they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?Philip Giraldi • September 19, 2017 • 1,500 Words
Of course it hits a very sensitive nerve in US political culture, because of the terrible aggression against Jews by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Anything seen to be "counting Jews" does conjure bad memories and condemnation, even if the point maybe reasonable:
There are a couple of simple fixes for the dominant involvement of American Jews in foreign policy issues where they have a personal interest due to their ethnicity or family ties. First of all, don’t put them into national security positions involving the Middle East, where they will potentially be conflicted. Let them worry instead about North Korea, which does not have a Jewish minority and which was not involved in the holocaust. This type of solution was, in fact, somewhat of a policy regarding the U.S. Ambassador position in Israel. No Jew was appointed to avoid any conflict of interest prior to 1995, an understanding that was violated by Bill Clinton (wouldn’t you know it!) who named Martin Indyk to the post. Indyk was not even an American citizen at the time and had to be naturalized quickly prior to being approved by congress.
Those American Jews who are strongly attached to Israel and somehow find themselves in senior policy making positions involving the Middle East and who actually possess any integrity on the issue should recuse themselves, just as any judge would do if he were presiding over a case in which he had a personal interest. Any American should be free to exercise first amendment rights to debate possible options regarding policy, up to and including embracing positions that damage the United States and benefit a foreign nation. But if he or she is in a position to actually create those policies, he or she should butt out and leave the policy generation to those who have no personal baggage.
The big question though--are Jewish Neocons really forcing us into wars that the government wouldn't do otherwise? The "neocons" may be useful for selling US wars, but since they tend not to be in positions of major power in the government, they don't usually control the initiation of wars.
More likely the "neocons" are useful tools for the true masters of war-- the military brass and deep evil PTB.
This point is similar to the old argument about the role of Isrealis and Jews in 9/11. Sure, they do seem to be intimately involved in 9/11, but did they really run on us 9/11 over the opposition of those who were in control of the Bush administration security apparatus (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, the Joints Chiefs of Staff, etc)?
Again, to the extent that "neocons" were involved in 9/11 or Americas' wars, they were only part of the whole operation, and certainly didn't have supreme control.