-- Rick Perry: In a speech for a group of ultraconservative Jewish and Israeli leaders in New York City, Perry denounced the president's Israel policy as misguided and dangerous, characterizing Obama as an appeaser. He said America would not be at the precipice of such a dangerous move if Obama's policy in the Middle East wasn't naïve, arrogant, misguided and dangerous. He also reaffirmed his personal belief that, as a Christian, he has a clear directive to support Israel. Perry also laid out five principles the US should make clear before the UN:
• That the US stands with Israel and the principle of “direct negotiations without equivocation” laid out in the Oslo Accords of 1993.
• That a declaration of Palestinian statehood could jeopardize US funding of UN operations.
• That the move on statehood jeopardizes US aid to the Palestinians.
• That the US should close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington if the UN grants Palestinian statehood.
• That the US must signal to the world, including Turkey and Egypt, that the US “won’t tolerate aggression against Israel.”
Politico separately reports that Rick Perry's travel has been bankrolled in part by activist rabbi Irwin Katsof. Katsof has spent years recruiting American officials to participate in lavish trips meant to strengthen U.S.-Israel economic and political ties. Perry’s travel was bankrolled by Katsoff’s investment firm, initially called Global Capital Associates, then Doheny Global Group. The trips, one in 2007 and one in 2009, reportedly included meetings with Israeli business and political leaders like Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Olmert. Participants took a sunset cruise on the Red Sea and enjoyed a scotch and cigar bar. Yet in a separate story, Politico questions whether Perry's romance with Israel is really delivering Jewish support.
-- Mitt Romney: Issued a statement accusing Obama of throwing Israel under the bus. Romney considers what's unfolding at the United Nations to be an unmitigated diplomatic disaster, and characterizes it as the culmination of Obama's repeated efforts over three years to undermine its negotiating position. He further called for an end to U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority if the U.N. vote went the Palestinians' way.
-- Michele Bachmann: Bachmann, also an evangelical, left religion out of it and instead re-directed her focus more against Iran. She issued a statement calling on Obama to prevent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from coming to the U.N., explaining that Ahmadinejad has shown himself to be an enemy not only of Israel, but also of the United States. She added that the Obama Administration tried and failed to do outreach to Iran, reminding us once again that appeasement of deadly dictators is never a wise or effective strategy.
Notice how the media pays more attention to Rick Perry than to his competitors, and once again ignores Ron Paul. It should be obvious to everyone that Rick Perry is a media creation, being specifically pushed and moved into position by the elite to become the Republican nominee, the same way John McCain was maneuvered into position in 2008.
Of course, we now know which three Republican candidates White racialists ought NOT to support in Republican primary elections next year. And to those within the White racialist community who believe we should softpedal the Jewish Question for fear of alienating paleoconservatives, you might want to look at the comments posted to the KSL Channel 5 story. They bear a close resemblance to a Stormfront thread, and imply that conservatives are not only wising up to the race question, but may finally be wising up to the Jewish Question as well (after the jump):
RedRalf posted 5 hours ago:
Personally I am AMAZED the Palestinians have not taken their plight before the UN YEARS ago!
HOW we can justify our current economic plight and STILL GIVE Israel TEN MILLION dollars A DAY is beyond my perceptions.
We support a regime that has become nearly (no I am not saying they are AS bad as the Nazi's of Europe) as abusive as the history they continually remind us of!
Israel has PERSECUTED the Palestinians about long enough!
Think of it this way, how would YOU feel if by UN decree, Canada was given the top half of our country and you were told you HAD TO MOVE and ABANDON your home so the Canadians could move in? Think there might be some hostile feelings there? Might want YOUR country back? THEN they treat you like second class beings when you come in to work for them!?
It is about time we DEMAND that the Israelis grow up and treat their neighbors with some of that same respect they DEMAND of others!
THEN if Israel is attacked we could and should support them. BUT for now, we are supporting the long term abusive aggressors!
Come on Republican Party, where is that Democracy Exportation effort now?
RedRalf posted 5 hours ago:
Brokylnboy you did not share with us just what your "expertise" was for that "expert" analysis.
But I suggest that you ask Jonathan Pollard what a GREAT ally and buddy the Israelis have been!
The Israelis are out for only one thing: THEMSELVES
How can you justify 10 million dollars A DAY and watch the way they treat the Palestinians. Yes I am fully aware of the history and abuses from BOTH sides. Time to move on!
drakeshattuck posted 4 hours ago:
RedRalf is Exactly right on this subject. The fact is; if we were not militarily and financially supporting Israel they would be forced to go to the bargaining table and negotiate peace. As it is, they can thumb their noses at the whole middle-east. The Russians lost far more lives than anyone in world war II at the hands of the Germans and they suffered the same atrocities as did the Jews; death camps, gas, experiments etc. You would think that Israel would understand very well being subjugated and yet they Subjugate the Palestinians.
sms29 posted 22 minutes ago:
When your friends are making colossally bad decisions that will radically affect your own national stability, one has to wonder if they are indeed friends still. The current administration in Israel has recently undermined every good faith effort to broker peace with their latest isolationist and "my way or the highway" tactics. Just because something horribly bad has happened to a people or race does not give them license to continue to act like bullies - and that goes for the Arabs and the Israelis. Time for them to grow up - seems like the Palestinians are ready to act like adults. Are the Israelis? When you are an adult you don't rely on your parents to support you all the time - it is time for the US to stop "helicopter parenting" Israel.
Hunter Wallace might be a bit premature in softpedalling the Jewish Question, and Alex Linder may be too harsh in wanting to write off all conservatives and in his continued promotion of anti-Christian bigotry. The problem with Rick Perry is NOT that he's a Christian, but that he promotes Christian Zionism.