The following words, written by me, are almost certainly going to be considered somewhat controversial in the aftermath of the reported Hamas attacks that are reported to have killed more than 700 Israelis.
The plan of the Israeli Right may well be at work here… Hamas’s implacability may permit them to convince the Israeli moderates that ethnic cleansing of Gaza and the West Bank is ultimately necessary. Which, thousands of years of military history suggests, is absolutely true. But don’t shed too many tears or spare too much sympathy for a strategic plan playing out exactly as it is supposed to. If the strategists of the Israeli Right decided to sacrifice a few hundred Jews in order to justify the PR cover necessary for the expulsions, it’s a bit much to expect Americans to be overly concerned about the fate of those sacrificial lambs.
Israel and Hamas may currently be locked in deadly combat, but, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials, beginning in the late 1970s, Tel Aviv gave direct and indirect financial aid to Hamas over a period of years. Israel “aided Hamas directly — the Israelis wanted to use it as a counterbalance to the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization),” said Tony Cordesman, Middle East analyst for the Center for Strategic Studies. Israel’s support for Hamas “was a direct attempt to divide and dilute support for a strong, secular PLO by using a competing religious alternative,” said a former senior CIA official.
We don’t know much about what is actually happening over there. We have absolutely no idea what is real and what is not. But we do know that democracies seeking to fight wars customarily stage theatrical provocations to whip up their populaces and justify their actions and that the US response was both a) disproportionate and b) immediate. Not only did the Biden administration immediately fork over $8 billion without providing any reason for it whatsoever, but a carrier group has already been sent to the eastern Mediterranean to defend Israel from the dread Palestinian Navy.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday he has ordered the Ford carrier strike group to sail to the Eastern Mediterranean to be ready to assist Israel after the attack by Hamas that has left more than 1,000 dead on both sides. Americans were reported to be among those killed and missing.
The USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, and its approximately 5,000 sailors and deck of warplanes will be accompanied by cruisers and destroyers in a show of force that is meant to be ready to respond to anything, from possibly interdicting additional weapons from reaching Hamas and conducting surveillance.
In other words, we’re seriously supposed to believe that while the excellent Israeli intelligence services had no idea the paraglider attacks were in the works, the brain-dead Biden administration was busy gearing up to send ships and money to respond to them. I am dubious, yellow.
In any event, if this is all part of the decades-long neoclown plan to enlist the US military in a “Faster, Please” war with Iran, we should see events further escalating in that direction. And some of them might even be real.
The president’s two revolutionary speeches have had a powerful impact on the Middle East, and he should follow up quickly. The entire region is bubbling with the giddy brew of democratic revolution, and the Iranians, proud of their long traditions of self-government, do not wish to remain an anomaly, the lone tyranny sandwiched between the emerging democracies of Afghanistan and Iraq.
– Michael Ledeen, National Review, Feb. 7, 2005
Did Iraq pose an immediate threat to our nation? Perhaps not. But toppling Saddam Hussein and democratizing Iraq prevent his future ascendance and end his material support for future threats globally. The same principle holds true for Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan and others: Pre-emption is the chief weapon of a global empire. No one said empire was easy, but it is right and good, both for Americans and for the world.
– Benjamin Shapiro, WorldNetDaily, Aug. 11, 2005
UPDATE: If Americans are not convinced of the imperative need to save Israel by attacking Hamas in Gaza to fight Hezbollah in Iran, the ante will be upped.
Sources telling me that there were emergency intel meetings this weekend to discuss the rise of Hamas terror cells that are operating in American cities. These HAMAS terrorists came across the US border and are apparently planning to attack major US cities over the next 14 months.
UPDATE: False flag alert from /pol/.
Israel will bomb the USS Gerald Ford and blame it on Iran. The US will declare war on Iran shortly after.
In fairness, serving as bait is about all that aircraft carriers are good for anymore. They’re the battleships of WWIII… and we’ve been told that this is Israel’s Pearl Harbor.