Bernie Sanders on the Middle East: Catastrophic

Here.

He declined an invitation to go speak at the Jews Who Rule America, I mean AIPAC, Convention probably because the Likudniks there would grab him and drag him off the stage.

Bernie Sanders is a Jewish Cold War liberal. His foreign policy is about the same as what my father’s was. My father was also a Cold War liberal and a member of Americans for Democratic Action, a group made up of the left wing of the Democratic Party back in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

My father was great on domestic policy but terrible on foreign policy. Sanders is about the same. Keep in mind too that Sanders was Jewish. My father was as good as Jewish. He was a Judeophile who had all but converted in his mind. I was brought up with endless stories about how great Jews were from both of my parents who were each Judeophiles for much the same reasons.

I really could care less that Sanders is Jewish. So what! So he’s a Jew. So? Is there something wrong with that? Antisemites don’t get that there are good Jews and bad Jews.

Yes, a lot of Jews act like scumbags and spend most of their lives lying, cheating and stealing for a buck, for power or for the Hell of it.

Why they are so morally obtuse is not known, but it may have something to do with their primitive tribal religion, which is pretty nasty and amoral as far as religions go. A Jew who spends his whole life lying, cheating and stealing could very well still be a good Jew according to the Jewish religion as long as he did not lie to, cheat or steal from his fellow Jews. If he did these things to Gentiles, that is no great moral matter. In fact, it is of no concern whatsoever!

However, there is an other tendency in the modern version of the Jewish religion that has sprung up in the past 200 years. This is of tikkun olam, the duty of the Jews to be a guiding light to the Gentiles of the world, to lead the way for them towards making the world a better place. This is where all liberal and leftwing Jews are getting their ideology from. It is from this very liberal strain of Reform Judaism that Sanders gets his religious ideology.

However, Israel is the Achilles Heel of almost all US Jews. No matter how liberal or leftwing they are, they throw it all out the window when it comes to Israel. They have a total progressive blind spot when it comes to Israel. And so it is with Bernie Sanders, and it is here that the fact that he is a Jew is important. Nevertheless, he is the least pro-Israel candidate for President out there.

Here are the highlights, or rather lowlights, of his speech:

  • Support for regime change in Libya on grounds of removing a brutal dictator
  • Support for regime change in Iraq on grounds of removing a brutal dictator – I suppose this means support for the Iraq War, right?
  • Support for regime change in Syria on grounds of removing a brutal dictator.
  • Supporting for arming the Saudis to they can help us go into Syria to “fight ISIS.” Except when we give those guns to the Saudis, they will turn right around and give them to Al Qaeda, ISIS and the other idiots fighting to overthrow Assad.
  • Repeatedly states his support for “our good friends the Saudis” as being essential to “the war on ISIS.” Great, except for one thing. The Saudis are not fighting ISIS. The Saudis are the main support entity for ISIS.
  • Still committed to getting rid of Assad in Syria. First ewe need to take out ISIS (except our allies are supplying and supporting the group) then we need to force Assad out. So Sanders remains committed to regime change in Syria.
  • Support for the Saudis in their insane war against Yemen.
  • Support for “Israel’s right to defend itself.”
  • All parties must support Israel’s right to exist (as a racist, apartheid, ultranationalist National Socialist state).
  • All attacks on Israel are unacceptable! Why is that? Actually it is the other way around. I think all attacks on Israel are acceptable. They are getting what they deserve. When I read about Israel’s continuing activities in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, I think that if I were a Palestinian, I would grab a knife or jump in a vehicle and try to kill some of those Jews myself.

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25 responses to “Bernie Sanders on the Middle East: Catastrophic

  1. jan

    From what I understand, he is basically Roosevelt the second. Some socialist policies, some neo-con policies. Still far better then the other options I think.

  2. Jason Y

    Why they are so morally obtuse is not known, but it may have something to do with their primitive tribal religion, which is pretty nasty and amoral as far as religions go. A Jew who spends his whole life lying, cheating and stealing could very well still be a good Jew according to the Jewish religion as long as he did not lie to, cheat or steal from his fellow Jews. If he did these things to Gentiles, that is no great moral matter. In fact, it is of no concern whatsoever!

    I think that’s true with more groups than Jews. For instance, in Tennnessee, more so in the past, you could call blacks the n words and all sorts of nasty racist things, just as long as otherwise you were a good person (You went to church all the time, were kind to white children etc..)

    Generally all over the world, you see people with major moral faults, but they get a pass on their behavior by thier culture.

    • Jason Y

      Actually the Baptist religion in the south justifies ever sort of scum behavior imaginable (stuff that would put Hank WIlliams Jr to shame), just as long as the person was saved (once saved always saved). I think the Catholics are similar, with the Mafia going to confession after doing thier dirty deeds.

    • Punjabi Sardar

      So I guess your ‘morality’ is the only correct one?

  3. Gay State Girl

    WTF? Without these attacks, Israel wouldn’t be able to drum up support amongst diaspora jews and others.

  4. “No matter how liberal or leftwing they are, they throw it all out the window when it comes to Israel. They have a total progressive blind spot when it comes to Israel.”

    Chomsky and Finkelstein.🙂

    • Gay State Girl

      Are you Steve from Liverpool?

    • TJF

      To Steve:

      They have a total progressive blind spot when it comes to Israel.” … Chomsky

      Chomsky has criticized Israel plenty:
      ““In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,” Chomsky says, according to Days of Palestine. “To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at least if by ‘apartheid’ you mean South African-style apartheid.

      “What is happening in the Occupied Territories is much worse. There is a crucial difference. The South African Nationalists needed the black population. That was their workforce…

      “The Israeli relationship to the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is totally different. They just do not want them. They want them out, or at least in prison.”
      http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/8/noam_chomsky_what_israel_is_doing

      But he believe Israel is the stooge of the US and not the other way around:
      https://chomsky.info/20060328/

    • Gay State Girl

      Chomsky and Finkelstein are outliers.

      I’ve spent time in both Israel and South Africa and their respective expat communities within the US.

      I believe there would be far a lot more dissent among diaspora jews and Israelis alike if they did not have to deal with suicide bombings rocket attacks. Though post apartheid anti white violence in South Africa is comparable, it was not as significant in previous decades.

  5. Lol the title sounds like something Donald Trump would say.

    “Bernie Sanders, this guys a total disaster” – Donald Trump

  6. James Schipper

    Dear Robert

    Is Sanders really Jewish? He has Jewish parents and perhaps a Jewish upbringing, but that doesn’t make him Jewish. Some atheists or agnostics have Catholic parents and a Catholic upbringing. Jewishness isn’t something biological, therefore it can’t be hereditary.

    Nobody calls Kasich a Czech-Croatian, which he would be if ancestry determined nationality. By the same token, we shouldn’t call Sanders Jewish unless we have more information about him. It is a futile discussion whether Jews are a religion, a nationality or something else. The point is that they are not a biological category, like blacks or whites. Jewishness is something acquired. As with all acquired characteristics, children can be different from their parents with regard to Jewishness.

    Was Karl Marx Jewish? The answer has to be negative. He obviously wasn’t Jewish in a religious sense, and he wasn’t Jewish in a national sense either. Sometimes subjective nationality can differ from objective nationality, but Marx certainly wasn’t subjectively Jewish. He didn’t self-identify as a Jew, didn’t feel any affinity or solidarity with Jews, and is even regarded as anti-Semitic by many scholars. By any logical criteria, he wasn’t Jewish, period! Maybe Sanders is like Karl Marx.

    Using ancestry to determine a person’s religion or nationality never works. If someone says, for example, that he is Polish because he has Polish parents or ancestors, then the next question should be: So, what makes your parents or ancestors Polish and not German, French or Italian? Similarly, if somebody says that he is Jewish because he has a Jewish mother, then our next question should be: What makes your mother Jewish and not Catholic, Mormon or Islamic?

    It is amazing how some people denounce Jews for their refusal to assimilate and then insist on calling a fully assimilated ex-Jew Jewish because he has Jewish ancestry. Assimilation implies that people become different from their ancestors. Quite possibly. Sanders is different from his ancestors. His ancestors certainly didn’t speak English.

    Regards. James

  7. This is a hit piece on Sanders. What seems to escape you is 1) He’s a secular Jew 2) He opposed the Iraq war and led the opposition of it 3) He was opposed to using American military force and ammunitions against Ghaddafi 4) He was the only presidential candidate to skip AIPAC gathering, and instead delivered a speech in Utah critical of Israel and felt the Palestinians needed representation 5) Has spoke of Cuba and Castro admiably 6) Has denounced all of our dirty wars and crimes in South America.

    Atop making Sanders out to be something he is not. He’s a world apart from Hillary Clinton and the neocons.

  8. Histórico

    If you don’t mind sharing it, what was the religious background of your parents?

  9. Jason Y

    Actually Trump will go ape shit on the middle east. He comes across as an isolationist, but other comments say no. For instance, he might make Japan defend themselves, but he will take vengence for Muslim terrorism done in the USA in Europe.

    Bernie might want to defend Israel and all that, but he will be more sane than Trump. Trump might come out as being the real Dr. Strangelove. Dr. Evil, but this isn’t a joke.

    • Jason Y

      Trump is definitely the Trojan horse isolationist. His true colors will come out once he’s in office. He will see being a monster as the only way to deal with all the massive terrorism unleashed by ISIS in western nations.

  10. Gay State Girl

    Lindsay

    Have you heard anything about the proposed North American Union? Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz apparently were heavily involved in it.

  11. Bernie Sanders on Israel-Palestine conflict:

    “there are awful people on both sides who for their own political gain are fomenting hatred and there are very decent people on both sides who understand that the future is peace”.

    He said he is 100% a supporter of Israel’s right to exist but also said:

    “what I understand is in Gaza unemployment is 44%. That community remains in destruction. There’s massive poverty, massive water problems, massive problems. You cannot be a president of the United States without understanding that. I don’t know how you bring peace to the middle east if you’re just one-sided. You gotta embrace both people”

  12. Gay State Girl

    I’m equally disgusted/ashamed that Israel relies so much on Western support to sustain its regime, but things could have been a lot different if the Rothschilds had been able to seize control of the Mid East’s resources post World War One as I believe they had wanted. They would have easily been able to subjugate and pacify the Palestinians without killing so many.

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