[Dict-common-dev] Pro-Israel Neo-Con Hand-Picked McCain VP
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Pro-Israel Neo-Con Hand-Picked McCain VP
Zionists pleased as punch fanatical Alaska governor has been pushed to front of U.S. national politics
By Michael Collins Piper AFP
Win or lose in her bid for the vice presidency, Sarah Palin will nonetheless be a front-runner for the GOP
presidential nomination in 2012. Thats good news to the hard-line pro- Israel cabalknown as the
neo-conservativeswho brought America to bankruptcy pursuing the war in Iraq and who still dream of war
It turns out that one of the chief neo-conservative tacticiansWilliam Kristol, editor of Zionist billionaire
Rupert Murdochs Weekly Standard, and Mrs. Palins foremost cheerleader in the mass mediais the very
person who hand-picked Palin as John McCains running mate.
Both The Washington Post and The Telegraph of London revealed Kristols pivotal role in ushering the
previously little-known Palin to national prominence. For its part, the Telegraph noted on Sept. 16:
Sources in theMcCain camp, the Republican Party and Washington think tanks say Mrs. Palin was
identified as a potential future leader of the neo-conservative cause in June 2007. That was when the
annual summer cruise organized by the right-of-center Weekly Standard magazine docked in Juneau, the
Alaskan state capital, and the pundits on board took tea with Gov. Palin.
The Post reported that the meeting between Palin and Kristol, along with Kristol hanger-on Fred Barnes,
was initiated by a member of Palins staff.
In any event, the Telegraph added, her case as John McCains running mate was later advanced
vociferously by William Kristol, whose Standard touted Palin immediately after their meetingas the most
popular governor and mentioned her in subsequent issues of The Weekly Standard no less than 40
In fact, as early as June 30at a time when McCain was said to be resisting pressures from those who
opposed McCains choice of Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mateKristol appeared on Rupert
Murdochs Fox News and predicted Palin would be McCains choice, this at a time when Palin was hardly
known outside Alaska.
Writing at the dailybeast.com, Internet blogger Scott Horton pointed out further that:
Kristol is one of the few conservative columnists whose support of Palin has been unflinching. He has
used his space as a New York Times columnist to tout her candidacy repeatedly. But in the process Kristol
has never bothered to disclose his role in the decision making process that led to the Palin pick. Kristols
Weekly Standard has figured as Palins chief defender, and its writers have gone after even those who
dare to pose questions about Palins candidacy. Bill Kristol, it seems, has much at stake in the Palin
Underscoring the role of the neo-cons in grooming Palin, the small-circulation (but highly influential) New
Yorkerpublished by the billionaire Newhouse family (hard-line Zionists known for neo-conservative
sympathies)featured an eye-opening cover story on October 27 entitled How McCain found Palin,
subtitled She wanted the nominationand Washington insiders helped her get it.
The detailed account demonstrated that Palins national prominence (and her path to the vice presidential
nomination) was entirely the result of concerted propaganda and tactical maneuvering by Kristol and his
Perhaps more disturbing was the revelation that it was controversial political operative Dick Morris who
earlier helped launch Bill Clintons rise in Arkansas and then in the national arenawho was a key player
in on laying the stage for the until-then-obscure Palins introduction to the GOP.
Morris was among another group of neo-cons associated with the National Review magazinewho landed
in Alaska on their own cruise (just a few weeks after the Kristol-Weekly Standard clique held court). The
New Yorker said according to several accounts . . . no connection made that day was more meaningful
than the one struck between Palin and Dick Morris.
It is interesting the New Yorker should unveil the Palin-Morris connection resulting from the National Review
stop-over in Alaska: S.I. Newhouse, publisher of the magazine, was a close friend of Morriss cousin,
devout pro-Israel political operative and mob lawyer Roy Cohn, who was also close friend of National
Review founderWilliam F. Buckley, Jr.
As far back as the mid-1950sworking with CohnBuckley was a godfather of the modern neoconservative
movement, a transmogrification of the old-line Trotskyite communists (for strategic reasons) into a new
brand of conservative internationalism in opposition to traditional American nationalism. The New Yorker
also cited the work of a young conservative, Adam Brickley, who established a website promoting Palin for
vice president. It seems as if his website suddenly began getting widespread promotion after the neo-cons
began lining up for Palin behind the scenes.
While Brickley said he felt that the longer he worked on the website, the less I felt I was driving it.
Something else was at work. Brickley said he believed it was the hand of God, but the evidence points
more directly to earthly elements.
The New Yorker describes the theological background of the Palin booster:
Brickleys family, once evangelical Christians, now practice what he calls Messianic Judaism. They
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, but they also observe the Jewish holidays and attend synagogue; as
Brickley puts it, Jesus was Jewish, so to be like Him you need to be Jewish, too.
Following her selection as McCains running mate, Mrs. Palin quickly made it clear she shares the
neo-conservative fanaticism for Israel, loudly banging the drum against Iran and bragging that she keeps
an Israeli flag in her Alaska office.
Palins official foreign policy handlers are two key neo-conservative strategists: Randy Scheunemann and
Steve Biegun. One chronicler of the neo-conservatives, author Jacob Heilbrunn, has asserted its clear
Palin has soaked up the neo-con view of the world.
by zalkawe at wanadoo.fr
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