July 25, 2012, - 6:44 pm

James “F— The Jews” Baker Now Romney Foreign Policy Adviser (Along w/ Other Israel-Haters)

By Debbie Schlussel

Don’t fall for Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel, one which every major candidate for President takes these days (even Obama did when he was running in 2008). Or his tough pro-Israel talk when he’s there. Talk is cheap, and so is a plane ticket. Look at who is advising him on Israel and the Middle East. It’s mostly not a pretty picture.


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A few weeks ago, I told you that James Baker–who famously said, “F— the Jews” (about Israel)–was advising Mitt Romney. I knew this from inside sources. And it was obvious, anyway, with Baker’s prominent role (along with Condi Clueless) at Romney’s recent weekend fundraising retreat, out West. But one reader e-mailed me demanding a mainstream media source, because to far too many clueless “conservatives,” if the lying liberal mainstream media doesn’t report it (or rip it off from this site), then it ain’t true. Now that reader who said she “hasn’t heard it anywhere else” (so, by her logic, it can’t be true) has her mainstream liberal media confirmation echo of what I wrote, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. And the Journal confirms that other typically anti-Israel individuals, like Henry Kissinger, are also advising Romney.


In case you don’t know, self-hating Jew Kissinger tried to stop Nixon from sending weapons to Israel (or even blocking the waterways from Arab weapons) during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. For years and to date, he’s been a paid lobbyist and consultant to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is why he was nixed from the 9/11 Commission after Bush and Republicans initially tried to get him appointed. Kissinger’s consulting firm represented the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” movie (read my review) filmmakers in negotiating filming in Egypt and agreed to Egyptian Antiquities Minister and open Jew-hater Zahi Hawass’ demand that Israel be eliminated from the film (the movie portrays Jordan as Egypt’s neighbor with no Israel in between).

But Baker is far worse. Read my father’s all-encompassing column about what James Baker wrought on Israel and the Middle East. It’s a must-read and frightening. I guarantee you will not be aware of most of what is in it. In addition to what is in the column, Baker was behind the very anti-Israel policy of the Bush daddy administration and was more than just Secretary of State to him. He advised George H.W. Bush to pressure Israel and deny loan guarantees to Israel unless it agreed to pull out of settlements and stop building them, saying, “F— the Jews!” Thankfully, the late Yitzchak Shamir rebuffed the pressure. Baker, knowing that Jews do not typically hunt (because it is against our religion), publicly used an anti-Semitic quail-hunting analogy to characterize Israel and Prime Minister Shamir (hint: Israel and Shamir were the quail being hunted in the analogy). And Baker was friendly with Yasser Arafat and other anti-Israel forces, including Muslim nations that later paid his law firm for lobbying and consulting. His firm’s largest client was and is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As the architect of the “Iraq Study Group,” his report blamed Israel for the war in Iraq and said the only way to fix things was to further shrink Israel with more land concessions.

I’ve already told you about Romney Middle East adviser Dan Senor, the liberal, self-hating Jewish Republican who made it big in Washington by helping his then-boss HAMASCAIR fan Spencer Abraham send over $85 million in foreign aid to Hezbollah in South Lebanon, just after Israel pulled out of the region. They tried to get $268 million, and they did it at the request of anti-Israel activist James Zogby, an open Hezbollah and HAMAS supporter. Also at Zogby’s request, Senor helped Abraham block money for a computerized alien-tracking system that would have kept track of aliens who visit the country on student, visitor, special talent, and other types of visas, after Congress had voted to do that and Bill Clinton signed it into law. Senor also helped Abraham put HAMAS CAIR on the map, when Abraham personally took HAMAS CAIR representatives around Capitol Hill to meet other Senators and Members of Congress. And before he left to work for the Bin Laden Carlyle Group, Senor proudly stood by his boss Abraham, as he was one of only two U.S. Senators refusing to sign a letter to Bill Clinton, calling on him to condemn Yasser Arafat and the many homicide bombings that had just occured at that time in Israel, at a pizza shop, a bar, buses, and elsewhere. Senor’s wife, the failed TV news host Campbell Brown (an uber-liberal who is now attacking liberals because she’s trying to get hired by FOX News), was the concubine of Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir before she “dated” (euphemism) Senor. And she was known for her gushing, pandering interviews of HAMAS leaders, including Abdel-Aziz Al-Rantissi, to whom she threw softball questions. Later, as an NBC White House correspondent, she helped boytoy Al-Jubeir cover up Saudi then-Crown-Prince Abdullah’s refusal to allow women on the tarmac or in the control tower of the Waco airport when the Prince went to visit President Bush at his Crawford, Texas ranch.

The only decent Romney foreign policy adviser is John Bolton (and maybe George Schultz, who turned out to be okay under Reagan), but he’s apparently on the team as a symbolic sop to conservatives and doesn’t hold much sway with Romney, as opposed to the others.

With little foreign-policy experience of his own, Mitt Romney is relying on both moderate and hawkish neoconservative advisers as he embarks this week on his first overseas trip as the presumptive Republican presidential candidate. . . . His decision to tap several high-profile moderate advisers says that a President Romney might not adopt policies quite as tough as some of his campaign talk on issues such as Iran and China suggests.


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Dimitri Simes, who advised Mr. Romney’s campaign in 2008 and is an expert on Russia, says the fact that Mr. Romney was a pragmatic leader as governor of Massachusetts and in the private sector suggests he might adopt a more moderate approach. “You have to judge him less by what he said during the campaign and more by what kind of leader he was,” Mr. Simes said. . . .

Mr. Romney’s advisers include some of the most exalted names in GOP foreign policy, including three former secretaries of state—Henry Kissinger, James Baker and George Shultz.

Veterans of George W. Bush’s administration pepper the team, including Cofer Black, a former CIA official and executive at the controversial private-security firm Blackwater USA. Also on the list: Eliot Cohen, who worked in the State Department under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Paula Dobriansky, who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as undersecretary for democracy and global affairs in the Bush years.

These individuals are not known at all for being pro-Israel. Just the opposite. Cohen and Dobriansky were both mouthpieces for attacks on Israel regarding settlements and what they called “disproportionate” responses by Israel to Islamic terrorist attacks and kidnappings.

The neoconservative wing is represented but doesn’t dominate the group. While former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton offers advice, he isn’t one of the most prominent figures. John Lehman, who was Secretary of the Navy in the Ronald Reagan administration, bridges the worlds between the Bush and Reagan officials.

Good luck with that. As I’ve told you before, anyone who expects Romney to reverse Obama’s course in the Middle East, especially with regard to Israel and its Arab Springtime neighbors, is living a fantasy. It just ain’t gonna happen. It will be more of the same Bush-Obama rhetoric and corresponding policy we’ve heard and seen for the last 12 years.

And it will only get worse for Israel, no matter who is elected. The only difference is that Romney will have to run for re-election and Obama can do what he wants. Still, with a man like Jim “F— the Jews” Baker on his team, there may be no difference at all.

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67 Responses

Let me get this straight. Romney has decided to recycle the bunch which got us entangled in Iraq at the cost of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars; the same bunch which set the stage for the ascension of the Muslim Brotherhood to regional dominance in the ME?

I guess failure isn’t at all disqualifying in Washington, but we’ll probably see “new” faces like Richard Haass and Kori Schake, who just wrote a love letter in FP to the Muslim Brotherhood.

jonahp on July 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I still remember the first President Bush claiming he was just
“One little man” (Against the Jews and their powerful lobby)
during the loan garauntee debate. Boy did I loathe Bush for that.

I did feel a little better (but it in no way completely made up
for the loathing I felt) when Baker realized Bush probably would not be re-elected. Baker made Bush go out and look
“humble” as he apologized for the “one little man” remark.

I also remember Baker denying he said “F*uck the Jews”. I
don’t know anyone who believed him.

I_AM_ME on July 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I AM ME,

    Bush copied his former boss Ronald Reagan, who implied American Jews had dual loyalties for opposing his idiotic sale of AWAC planes to sworn Israel enemy Saudi Arabia.

    Scott on July 27, 2012 at 1:15 am

As bad as Baker is….I would still rather have Mitt Romney WIN the election. Also James Baker was born in 1930…what are the chances he will be able to serve Romney in a viable capacity in 2013?

Laurie J on July 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Oh please! We are on the verge of a chemical/bio attack from Syria and you want to vote for a guy who wants to see Israel gone so his church can take over the “Promised Land.” I guarantee you that if he wins, and now I’m scared he will, any troops the US sends to the Middle East will not be fighting WITH ISRAEL but against us. I suspect a US offensive on Syria from the East, with the intention of crossing the Golan Heights. Russia is sending a huge armada to the Coast of Syria already to block the Turks.
    BTW, The Mormon church conned the Israeli government into giving them permission to have a college on the Mount of Olives. They took over the old Seven Arches hotel for this and they are, as you all know, extremely evangelical. There is no law against proselytizing adults in Israel only children under 16 and only everyone if incentives, i.e. money, food, etc. are offered.

    Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 2:37 am

It’s not about personalities, it’s about the agenda/s of the US Establishment.
See “Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence” at http://www.hirhome.com/israel/hirally.htm
Pay particular attention to the 1970s and ’80s.

Nigel on July 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

“Daniel Stein” you had to go around the whole, wide world TWICE to believe the lying pablum you just spewed.

Meanwhile I just follow the FACTS and I can see clearly you’re blowing smoke up your own ass.

Nice try, Jew Hater!

Skunky on July 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Skunky

    Have you ever been to Israel? I have several times and I’m curious about these so called facts you’re following.” Have you “followed” the Jew only roads, Jew only settlements, seen the Wall, the countless checkpoints? Have you spoken to a 12 yr old girl who was abducted from her.home at gun point at 4 a.m. Have you spoken to one of the hundreds of parents who lost their child in the Gaza “War”.

    Or do you just sit in front of the computer all day at your parents house and get your education from Pamlla Geller. I bet you even support the findings of the Levy committee which concluded that there is no occupation. Hahaha. Hasbarists are getting more desperate by the day.

    Provide one CREDIBLE link to support your “facts”. I’ll wait……………..

    daniel stein on July 29, 2012 at 4:55 am

Henry Kissinger was a foreign policy disaster for Richard Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. Whether it was nego0tiating with North Vietnam or negotiating Salt I with the Soviet Union, the United States always came out the worse for wear.
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Worry on July 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Romney remained the last Republican primary candidate standing for good reason. And now he’s as equally focused on maximizing his chance of winning election in November.
That he strokes the likes of Baker and Kissinger is politically savvy. Both hold a serious degree of influence with voters Romney needs.
Lyndon Johnson put it well in a similar context when he said, “…I’d rather have them inside the tent pissing out that outside the tent pissing in.”
It’ll be John Bolton making the strongest impression on Romney.

lee, of the lower case "l" on July 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I hope you’re wrong, but you’re usually right.

David on July 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I don’t expect anything much to change in US Middle East policy no matter who wins in November.

Romney is simply the lesser of two evils.

We ain’t gonna get a conservative President.

NormanF on July 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Don’t bet on it Norman, not with that crew backing him. At least as far as Israel is concerned he’s bad news. He may be better for the US and that’s what you have to focus on but his Israel hatred will come out and then you are forced to have a rebellion and stand with us or stand with him and reap the curses of those who curse Israel. Not a pretty picture.

    Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 2:47 am

So bascially James Baker is a tad worst than Ron Paul, and I agree with you DS on Romney’s foreign policy being similar to Obama’s, if he’s elected, it’ll be just the same in the middle east (yes I know we don’t live in the ME and quite frankly, I personally don’t care too much for the middle east, til a certain point I don’t mind talking about the middle east.).

And Skunky, your totally right on those who vilify and demonize the state of Israel and the jewish people in general. We’ve all heard their anti-Israel BS rhetoric of it being an aparthied state, blah blah blah blah, boring and unoriginal.

And last night when I was on facebook, I was commenting on a secular page and this black guy on that page said that in Israel only jews have democracy! The prick couldn’t be any wrong, in Israel ALL of their citizens have rights, not just jews alone, that goes for Israeli-Arabs, Israeli-LGBT’s, muslims and other non-jewish minorities in Israel, they have all of the fundamental rights in that country than ANY muslim country in the middle east. Does that black on that FB page thinks that all muslim countries have democracies? As if, in ANY muslim country in the world (especially in the middle east), the islamists will be calling him all offensive terms such as “abed”, and they’ll persecute him because he’s a person color and they’ll also consider him inferior!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 25, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Here’s what this means:
1. IDF to fight with one hand tied behind its back, with the State Dept. deciding when IDF terminates its operations.
2. US troops to fight first and foremost to satisfy the Saudi and Emirates governments.
3. Rendering of enemy totally defeated not permitted for either IDF or US military.
4. Success measured in terms of $ not moral clarity.
5. Uphill struggle for Bolton, even if he gets a post.
6. Attempt to walk mushy and corrupt middle ground in foreign policy will ultimately divide America even more.

Surprised and disappointed to learn that Assinger and Faker are still walking the earth.

Not Ovenready on July 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Baker, Kissinger, Carter, and others of their anti-Israel ilk have one thing in common: they are each in the pockets of Arab oil money. They are not genuine “policy-makers,” but rather, are OWNED “figureheads” whose political response to any event is as predictable as forecasting that night will follow day. As far as I’m concerned they are traitors to America.

Thus, Baker was a key proponent of the Gulf War to force Saddam Hussein out in order to protect the Saudi oil interests, not America’s interests. This paved the way for mega-billion dollar Gulf War II to take out Hussein himself, after he had served his purposes to the oil interests. Of course, the CORRECT policy would have been to have allowed Hussein to conquer the Saudis, allowing THEM to be wiped out, and then—and only then—to have gone to war against Hussein to wipe HIM out. The world would be a very different and better place had THAT happened, instead of the Baker/Bush/Kissinger policies.

And, of course, Baker was was one of those who had encouraged Reagan to cut and run from Lebanon in 1983 after more than 200 of our Marines were murdered, rather than making those responsible for their crimes pay dearly for them, and to send a powerful message to those who would attack the United States. Given the Baker/Kissinger policies, is it any wonder that the Islamic criminals would be inspired to attack America several more times, most memorably in the 9/11 attacks?

Ralph Adamo on July 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Debbie please don’t worry, everything will happen according to G-d’s will. He wants us to be happy and joyful and for me to date you.

A1 on July 26, 2012 at 12:28 am

Debbie please don’t worry, everything happens according to G-d’s plan. He wants us to be happy and joyful and kind and for me to date you.

A1 on July 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Why would Debbie date a stalker who masturbates in public? A1, you’re disgusting, and you need help.

    Skzion on July 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Skzion, keep on A1 like 7 on 8…I have long grown tired of reading his nonsense and you always post stuff I wanna say but never post! Thank you!

      Skunky on July 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Debbie,are you afraid of me and my posts?

Joe on July 26, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Why should she be? Are you making threats or causing other problems?

    Worry on July 26, 2012 at 6:58 am

Jim Baker’s presence on the Romney election campaign team is yet more proof that the United States has the best government Saudi Petrodollars can buy.

There is no reason to expect US-Israel relations to improve if Romney gets elected. That doesn’t mean these relations won’t improve. It merely means I have no expectations that they will improve.

Romney will be a better President than Barack O’Bama; but not by much.

There is NO Santa Claus on July 26, 2012 at 1:25 am

    TINSC, Romney is the better Executive but watch where he leads you. It won’t be nice.

    Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 2:51 am

Is the GOP really so bankrupt when it comes to people who know countries outside the US that they have to visit 2 retreads from the 70s and the 80s to advise them on foreign policy?

Wait, don’t answer that!

Infidel on July 26, 2012 at 2:19 am

I don’t understand where Schlussel gets off telling her readers not to be “fooled” by Mitt Romney, when she makes no secret of the fact that SHE IS STILL GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM.

Who exactly is it that’s being “fooled,” then? Face it, folks, America won’t live until the Republican party is completely DESTROYED and then reorganized. The coming Romney debacle is probably the best opportunity there has been in the last quarter century to actually achieve this. And believe me, it’s never been more urgent than it is today. If we fall on the sword again by nominating YET ANOTHER MCCAIN in 2016, there probably won’t even BE an election in 2020.

Statusmonkey on July 26, 2012 at 2:28 am

    It is pretty simple monkey. Mitt Romney is marginally better than the person occupying the White House. Also, Debbie is not into hero worship. You do not have to love someone in order to vote for them. Finally, it is entirely legitimate to point out such a person’s flaws. If you want talking points and spin doctor gibberish, this is not the site for you.

    If you want simpleminded adoration, there are plenty of blogs out there, both on the left and right. Also, if you are into suicide, do not include us in it. If you think that the Libertarian or Constitution parties are going to step up to take the place of Republicans, you are overdosing on something. They, and others like them, have been stuck in neutral for years. You would fine more dynamism in a Masonic Lodge. The future you so ardently hope for already exists. Take a look at California. It is practically a one party state, and the party is not a conservative one. Finally, with increasing dependency locked in, the Democratic Party will become predominant. Obama has set up the Affordable Care Act and other transfer programs up in such a way that their elimination would become effectively impossible unless you were prepared for violent conflict.

    Ronald Reagan and the America he knew is dead. The Greatest Generation, Blue Collar Democrats, and Cold War Liberals are now dead or dying. You have to work with what you have, and not dream of days gone by. The institutional left has managed to homogenize its ranks to the extent that there is very little diversity in their actual beliefs, but merely in their tactics.

    You can point out their faults and outright lies, but the candidates, like Elizabeth Warren, wear their soiled garments as a badge of honor and move forward. The latest and greatest U.S. Senator from Connecticut lied about having served in Vietnam, but he got into office all the same. Ideological considerations trump character and basic honesty in terms of who is running. Any change in this environment will be quite incremental, if it happens at all. It starts with voting for the least flawed candidate who stands a chance of winning. Voting for H. Ross Perot and his Reform Party in 1992 brought in Bill Clinton, and his worst half Hilary. With only 43% of the popular vote, Bill Clinton would have been a worse performer than Michael Dukakis in 1988. Perot managed to slice into G.H. Bush’s base sufficiently to give the Democratic Party a new lease on life. That leftward shift was reflected in the G.W. Bush Presidency and now Barack Obama’s. Thank you Mr Perot. Your vanity candidacy in 1992 led to Gay Marriage, Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, and so many other wonderful things. 1992 was a pivotal year, as 2012 will be today. Our political spectrum will be center-left to far left after this year, if Barack Obama gets in. Conservatives and their ideals will be deemed not only mistaken, but worthy of being reviled. You have already seen this on the issue of Gay Marriage. The population has been successfully flipped on an issue as basic as marriage.

    That is what killing off the Republican Party, without any real substitute, would accomplish.

    Worry on July 26, 2012 at 3:24 am

      The problem that you refuse to acknowledge is the fact that Romney-McCain-Specter do *NOT* stand a chance of winning. None! Nominating Romney is pretty much the same thing as putting Obama’s name on the ballot twice, NOT because they are identical (although they are pretty close to it), but instead because a McCain or Romney candidacy leads to a GUARANTEED Obama victory. Tell me, when is your boy planning to *suspend* his campaign this time?

      I was just a kid in 1992, and back then I couldn’t understand how any Republican could EVER vote for a third party. But as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, most of those voters were so fed up that they would have stayed home if Perot hadn’t been running. So I think it’s pretty specious for you to dump them all in Bush 41′s column. IN FACT, if Perot hadn’t been running, and those voters HAD stayed home, I’ll bet the Democrat gains in the Senate would have been even bigger that year. Turnout is key, and with the Perot voters staying home, it would’ve been Clinton 53%, Bush 47%.

      And as I have also pointed out before, although Clinton was the most liberal thing alive in 1992, even he is probably more conservative than today’s “Republican” candidate. I voted for McCain 4 years ago, but I now realize that the only thing I accomplished was helping keep McCainism a viable force in the party for 2012. And Romney is even worse. He is LITERALLY laughing at voters like you:
      Video at

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/03/14/romney_conservatives_who_dont_like_me_now_will_learn_to_when_im_the_nominee.html

      I wonder, who will be laughing on Nov. 7?

      Statusmonkey on July 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      BRAVO, Worry! Bravo!

      Your post is a keeper! Excellent job and I hope all read every word. Bravo!!!

      Skunky on July 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Worry, I just read the MORONIC and juvenile response to your epic post. Hope everyone ignores the stupidity of the FAILED response. It’s cute when morons think they are the smartest ones in the room.

      Perot’s whole candidacy was a BIG F-U to GHWB and the republicans. He had the $$$ for revenge and sweet revenge he got. At all our expense.

      Worry, you were spot on about Perot. The dope responding had his brains eaten by Zombies years ago.

      Skunky on July 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        LOL, the only “zombies” I see are two McCain suckers who automatically vote for whichever candidate has an “R” after his name. If 35 percent of the GOP had been fooled into nominating Barney FRANK, I’m quite sure that you would both be decked out from head to toe right now in Frank campaign gear.

        What would you do if the GOP nominated Obama? Wow, divide by zero.

        Interesting that you think my comment “failed,” but are also afraid that anyonre will read it.

        When I hear your blather, I am reminded of the McCainiacs from 2000, and the Romneybots a few months ago. Most of the true McCain believers don’t CARE that conservatives won’t vote for them. In fact, they don’t even WANT their votes. Isn’t that crazy?

        So tell me, since the Romneybots need the votes of disaffected conservatives ABOVE ALL OTHERS, why are they heaping scorn on the people they need the most? As far as I’m concerned, you are just like the Democrats in 2010. They knew they were going to be wiped out in November, but they just blissfully ignored it and changed nothing.

        Whistling Past the Graveyard to Restore America. Is that Romney’s campaign slogan? Have fun being in denial for the next 4 months. You are in for a rude awakening: probably Obama 55%, Romney 45%, with all swing states and some supposedly “safe-red” states going to Obama. Once you get done licking your wounds, maybe you should try a little harder to get the party to pick a Republican nominee next time that Republicans can actually support. Just a thought.

        Statusmonkey on July 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Debbie, I read your Dad’s article. Excellent! I have one small quibble and that’s that Baker never actually left so he’s not “back.” He was just waiting in the wings.

Here’s something I posted on FB with links to both articles:
If you’re an American in Israel and would DARE to vote for this creep, go back, you’re a TRAITOR to this country and we don’t need you. No moral Jew can vote for either of them. Let Hashem decide and work it out.
The dogs of war are about to be loosed. If you participate in bringing either of these Anti-Semites to power, and I believe Romney is worse in this regard, you will unleash all the curses of D’varim (Deuteronomy) 13 upon your heads. If you’re here, that means you will loose them upon all of us. This is the TRUE test of Jewish UNITY. Do you stand for Israel in your NESHAMA or is it mere words and rallying calls? Do not tell us to be one and then bring curses on us because that is truly divisive.3 minutes ago · ?

Why do I think Romney is worse? Because Baker et al represent a real cabal of power aligned with our most powerful enemies and Saudi money. He is a Globalist and with the backing of these evil doers, there’s not much he can’t achieve. Obama may have been the anointed one who fell or he may have been a stalking horse but either way, he doesn’t have the machinery to accomplish the near destruction of Israel but this crew does.

Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 3:40 am

Dr. Schlussel mentioned the grotesque belief 20 years ago that Syria could be our ally. Grotesque that a country like Syria could be our ally, while at the same time Baker and those he influenced were pressuring Israel not to defend itself when being attacked by Iraq.

What is more grotesque is that these beliefs continue today. The reluctance of both Republicans and Democrats to meaningfully criticize the Syrian government in spite of its atrocities, and overall policies is staggering; likewise, the bi-partisan refusal to do anything about Iran except for a few meaningless sanctions, and a few meaningless words is incredible.

Obama supporters like Deborah Lipstadt will talk about the Holocaust, and circumcision restrictions in Europe, but not about the life and death issues facing the Jewish people today. But Republicans aren’t any better, and a lesser evil is still an evil, and, just as important, lesser evils do not stop our steady drift towards the left, a surveillance society and totalitarianism.

And it is false to equate a pro-Arab anti-semitic policy with the oil riches of the Mideast. Certainly oil aggravates and intensifies anti-semitism, but hostility towards Jewish people in the Mideast was around before oil was discovered in Saudi-Arabia in the late 30s. The State Department was anti-semitic towards the Mideast during and after World War I, and that great friend of the Jews, Winston Churchill backtracked on the Balfour Declaration in 1922 in order to appease the Arabs. The White Paper and associated policies of the 30s were instituted before significant revenue was obtained from Saudi Arabia.

And of course, Mideast oil was unknown for most of the last 2,000 years.

Little Al on July 26, 2012 at 8:39 am

    That’s right Al, but oil money funds the current efforts of the world against us.

    Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

why don’t U start examining Israeli Presidents ” ” Angels ! ” why are U imediately tie US candidate to Israeli politics ?

what is it ot U ! selfish people ?

has nothing to do with U …Israeli…never should….. and not every President visited Israel why running for USA Presidency ;-

do U think,,,, REALLY !!! , that U are so special , that every President needs to go to Israel ?

USA has 12 ather BASES ! in the East …… Israeli is #13-Th … LOL

MAYA WIERTEL on July 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Well, Maya, here’s the facts. The Bible, and good Polish catholic that you are, you are familiar with it, right? The Bible, says ” I [G-d] will bless them that bless you [Israel] and I [G-d] will curse those who curse you [Israel].

    So the Americans, being good people for the most part believe this and want blessing for themselves and their country. They should be voting primarily for the candidate who is BEST for them but the problem is that very often such a person is actually anti-Israel and as goes the President so goes the country. So they get two for the price of one. A hopefully strong and righteous America and a prosperous Israel which continues to be the source of their blessing and they don’t have to do a thing, not even send one penny. They only have to NOT curse us.
    So, Maya, I guess your ship is sunk because there’s been a lot of cursing Israel coming from your part of the world.

    Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

Going through this post and thread made me think about the state of Western politics.

The bran-dead and the comatose are now leading the blind.

We have become more tribal since the end of the “Cold” War.

The support for tyrannies and terrorists are starting to pay off.

The slothful and ignorant hipster idealists have infiltrated the Establishment.

People have lost the will to lead by resolve, not expediency.

Expediency is the new resolve.

There is no such thing as the lesser of the two evils – the “lesser” is really the “greater”, only re-branded for human consumption.

There is no longer such a thing as pride (unless you’re an LGBTQ activist). Blissful ignorance is the new pride.

I’m not religious, but aren’t these the signs the the End Times are upon us?

The Reverend Jacques on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 am

^ That last line was supposed to read: “I’m not religious, but aren’t these the signs that the End Times are upon us?”

If you had a job like mine, you’d typo too.

The Reverend Jacques on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

    ^^ Oh, and “The brain-dead and the comatose are now leading the blind.”

    I should learn how to edit before I post.

    I’m overdue for a vaca! Bad.

    The Reverend Jacques on July 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

RJ, definitely! The Last Days, or Yeats’ The Second Coming.

Little Al on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 am

    LA and RJ, I’m waiting for the FIRST coming but definitely. What is happening in Syria is Isaiah 17 come to life. Damascus is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. It has never been destroyed in any war. It’s had it’s ups and downs but always been there. The above passage says it will be destroyed in the End Times never to be rebuilt. In fact its destruction a sign of Messianic times.

    Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

George Schultz and Debbie hero Reagan removed the restrictions on the PLO as terrorist organization just after Bush 1 got elected in 1988.

madman on July 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

Thank YOU, Skunky

Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

To be anti-Israel, let lone anti-Jew is to not only deny Almighty G-D, but to spit in His Face and call Him out as a liar.

I know whose team you suit up for when you do that. And I am then your sworn enemy. Jesus may have taught to turn the other cheek, but that’ll happen only when I’m standing knee deep in spent brass with nowhere left to run to.

Jack on July 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm

why would romney want these failures execpt to do the exact opposite of what baker,cluless condi and kissinger advise?it was people like these fools who lost the viet nam war.it should have been over in 1968 when we rolled over the north vietnamese army as soon as we finnished them off we should have gone north and kicked the crap out of the rest of the commies.not johnson who though he was a general instead of a texas bag man he went for search and destroy which means a war of attrition on the asian main land.evfn if you kill 10 commies for every american you will still run out of americans and bullits before they run out of coolies.our best generals mc arthur,stillwel,gavin and taylor warned against it but the dems did it any way.then with the help of punks like baker and kissinger they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.now these same cluless fools will do the same with the ragheads.these people know nothing about arabs or pisslam or they would not let them in the country so that ragheads can stone christians.i don’t think any one can stop the comming market crash that the national socialist democrats have arranged for us.all i can do is prepare by buying gold, guns,land and live stock.oh don’t forget canning equipment.have a nice day!

BRUCE on July 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Dear Debbie,

I love your intelligence. I love your directness. I love your courage But to be honest with you I do not like your hyper emotionalism. You have to be more pragmatic than this. I do not hate you because I am an Egyptian and you are Jewish. I do not hate you at all. I do not want to hate any one. In the Orthodox teaching that I follow; To hate someone is to forfeit the faith. Please I plead with you; temper your emotionalism a bit you would be perfect.

GRS: “Hyper emotionalism” is a way for wimpy men, without any direct refutation of the facts, to dismiss a woman’s very accurate opinion, the facts and points of which they cannot argue. And it’s demonstrated here, as you haven’t refuted a single fact in my unemotional recitation of the facts about Mitt Romney’s anti-Israel, liberal foreign policy advisers. “Pragmatism” is another word (also a fancy word usually used and practiced by wimpy men) for liberalism, capitulation, weakness, and acceptance of the unacceptable. You are an Egyptian Copt and while you personally may not hate me, most Copts hate Jews, as did your clown of a “Pope,” Shenouda III, who called Jews “Christ-killers” and urged Copts to support HAMAS. The Copts were the real “hyper emotionalists,” as they led Muslims in the pogroms against the Jews of Egypt. Where they should have been hyper emotional–against the Muslims, they were pragmatic, and soon, because of that, they will be extinct. So, while I usually tell people such as you that your unsolicited, poor advice is best told to your mirror, in this case, it’s best told to the wind . . . or a garbage dump in Cairo. DS

G. R. Scharoubim on July 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Let’s not forget that Romney also has the antisemitic and long-standing anti-Israel sleazebag John Sununu as co-chair of his (Romney’s) campaign. Add him to the list of enemies of Israel who form part of Romney’s sorry entourage.

commonsense on July 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Commonsense,

    A good point. John “the Palestinian” Sununununununu is another anti-Semite who’s been rather high-profile of late.

    With Baker in the mix don’t expect any real improvement over Obama as far as Israel is concerned.

    Scott on July 27, 2012 at 1:28 am

Things have been changing since the time of Bush, Baker, Kissinger, etc.
America is weaker, Israel is stronger and next year Israel will be energy independent with their large new oil and gas fields.
Also Russia and China, for their own interests, want to push the U.S. out of the Middle East. The Arabs too have their own reasons to dislike the U.S. It will not be easy for Romney to simply replay the past. Kissinger, Baker and the others are all getting old and could be off the scene from natural causes. Hopefully the Tea Party will gain strength in November with courageous new faces elected to congress.

B: Actually, it’s the exact opposite. Israel was MUCH stronger under Bush/Baker and certainly under Nixon/Kissinger. It is far weaker now. DS

Bert on July 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Bert, take Debbie’s correction to heart.

    skzion on July 30, 2012 at 1:01 am

Tell Adelson to save his money. And tell Romney to save his BS he’s spewing to Isreal-supporters (he wants their money).

Barring a scandal or some other dramatic event,it’s doubtful he’ll beat Obama.

Scott on July 27, 2012 at 1:31 am

Mrs. Schlussel,
I appreciated this enlightening article. My question for you is how much power is Romney likely to delegate to these anti-semites, and is there any possibility that his more Israeli-favourable advisors will be making the decissions regarding Israel?
In connection with this first question, how do you percieve Romney’s heart in regards to Israel, and how would you compare him to Obama?
My inclination is that Obama’s heart would take joy in seeing harm befall Israel, whereas, I don’t get that same impression from Romney.

Yonason Herschlag on August 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

I love reading what Jews write when they think no one
is paying attention. You are so much like your anti-
jewish (and semitic cousins) arabic muslims who created
a pan arabic FASCIST movement modeled after Judaism!

Still Dumbbb as shit eh?? Jesus called you the Children
of Satan for a reason!!

I support taxing the hell out of the Marxist Scum, Limiting
Their ability to destroy my country (that’s you leftist
vermin) and getting out of Israeli and Islamic Affairs.

USA has done enough for Israel (much of it harmful like
the land for peace BS) USA can support Israel from afar
while we get our economic affairs in order which you
Leftist Vermin have caused! TRASH!!

Don’t forget the anti (leftist self consumed) jew-
anti fascist SON OF GOD returns soon amen.

The Semitic dogs await you in hell including:
HITLER, LENIN AND MUHAMMAD !

Shove the evil TALMUD AND QURAN UP YOUR ASSSES

Bobby Jones IV on August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I don’t even follow the “mainstream media” and I know that people who hate Jews and Israel have to twist reality into such a pretzel shape to believe that…

Israel is guilty of ethic cleansing.

Israel demolishes homes for no reason.

Is an Apartheid “like” state.

Detains and abuses children.

You really have to pick and eat your own boogers and drink poison to believe such pretzel logic. It’s crazy-making. You go to hell all you Israel and Jew haters. You embarrass yourself with your bigotry and inability to see REALITY.

And siding with the Mooooooslims shows you are rotten to the core and you will all deserve your comeuppance when it arrives.

Skunky on July 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Also, Henry Kissinger has lived in the United States longer than most people have been alive, and yet he retains that absurdly thick German accent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kissinger#Early_life

He has lived in the United States for seventy-four years. So, he has been here since he was 15 years of age. Henry must practice quite a bit to maintain it.

Worry on July 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Skunky, whomever you’re talking to doesn’t seem to understand Israel has Muslim CITIZENS who are Members of the Knesset, Doctors, Lawyers, Judges most of the pharmacists in the country are Muslim Arabs and of course teachers we stupidly allow to indoctrinate their students with this garbage. It’s really too absurd for words.

Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 2:54 am

@ skunky and italkit (and other hasbarists)

Everything I mentioned in my previous post (apartheid, state sponsored ethnic cleansing, home demolitions, land theft, settler terrorism ect) is not my “self hating” opinion. It has been thoroughly investigated and proven by countless human right groups.

So when ziobots are presented with indisputable well documented facts they are utterly incapable of mounting a counter argument, forced to resort to the typical smears, Israel/jew/self hater. Sorry, hasbarists but the whole world can’t be wrong (or anti-semitc) its despicable that many individuals in my community betray their Jewish values and chose to support crimes against humanity.

daniel stein on July 29, 2012 at 4:18 am

Jah!

Italkit on July 26, 2012 at 2:55 am

Thank you Italkit. That freak got jettisoned and I am glad because your post is the TRUTH that idiots like him have to obfuscate so they can believe their circuitous crap!

If you’re anti-Israel, you’re not a good guy. PERIOD. No matter how you slice it.

Skunky on July 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Daniel Stein, whom do you think you are kidding? You converted to Islam years ago.

skzion on July 30, 2012 at 12:59 am

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