The propaganda arm of the Democratic party (‘mainstream’ media) is making a major to-do out of the rift in the Party over Joe Biden’s supposed statements of support for Israel: “Israel has a right to defend itself.”
Doesn’t that mean the party doesn’t believe Israel has a right to defend herself, or really, to exist at all? Yep, that’s exactly what it means. But don’t believe Joe Biden either.
With the media reliably in their back pocket, why would Leftist strategists want the public to know that there’s a rift in the Democratic party?
For one reason, they want to give the impression that Biden has a mind of his own. (See: The Presidential Potted Plant)
While Biden did show rhetorical support for Israel as a much younger politician, there’s no reason to believe that’s true now, any more than one could believe that he wrote, or even read the 106 executive actions he issued in his first 100 days.
It’s an open secret that the hard Left has been calling the shots in this administration and will continue to do so.
Second, while too many Jews don’t care very much about Israel, there are still some who are naive enough to believe that the Democrat party and their media allies have not become anti-Jewish and Anti-Israel. Those Jews will feel relieved to point to Joe Biden.
Democrats care less than ever about what voters think, so why should they care about a minuscule number of Jewish votes? What they care about, is the substantial Jewish influence in the upper echelons of the party. Most are already Liberals first and Jews maybe twelfth, but occasionally they remember that rabid Jew-haters don’t care how loyal they are. They’re still Jews. (So much for the feigned anti-bigotry of the Left.)
The latest Middle East conflict appears to have been orchestrated. It began as if on cue, complete with familiar and petty excuses to begin firing rockets into Israel once again.
Next, come the familiar calls for Israel to back off and stop using its superior firepower to protect its own citizens. It’s easier to keep the war going when you continue to shame the stronger side into standing down.
So, if the war was orchestrated, why now? The current bunch in charge wants people to forget as quickly as possible that Trump’s policies offered a realistic possibility that peace could be achieved in the Middle East. Call it another “reset” if you like.
Trump’s brilliant strategy was to sidestep the superpowers that have long used perpetual war in the Middle East as a proxy for their own conflicts between one another.
The Trump administration overturned conventional wisdom by recognizing that the terrorists, who had repeatedly rejected and sabotaged peace negotiations for two generations, not the Israelis, who had shown up for every bad faith attempt at negotiations, were the problem.
Perhaps the only thing about which I disagree with Greenfield is that Biden had anything to do with his stated position in the first place.