Bibi's Strategy has blown up in his face...

Thursday, October 12, 2023 8:20 PM

Cunning is a poor substitute for sagacity.—La Rochefoucauld

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

The unfortunate American President has dispatched the 101st Airborne Division to the Kingdom of Jordan, an American outpost. So the U.S. now has troops on the ground in Jordan, in Syria (illegally) and in Iraq (under protest). This is in addition to two large aircraft carriers and assorted other U.S. Navy warships sent to the eastern Mediterranean. 

This is huge. This is provocative. This puts Americans in harms way. Is Joe Biden just politicking for cash and votes in 2024? The whole rotten Washington gang—left, right, center, Dems and Repubs—is slavishly politicking of course, but Biden has the power to start WWIII in the process, if only through his incompetence. Do we need this?

Please be advised that Bibi Netanyahoo and his fanatic Likud supporters, in close coordination with his agents in Washington, created Hamas. Why? To rival and marginalize Arafat's PLO. Tel Aviv and Washington could simply label Hamas a terrorist organization and, presto, not be obliged to negotiate with it.  

Bibi wanted to avoid all negotiations with both the PLO and Hamas. Then continue on his merry way with confiscations, expulsions, assassinations and mass arrests on the West Bank concurrent with routine bombings of Gaza “to cut the grass” as conditions warranted. 

That devilish strategy has now blown up in Bibi’s face, and Washington is obliged to rush in to provide him cover, amid much hysteria. 

Has it occurred to anybody that Washington’s errant and suborned foreign policy in the Middle East may once again spread terrorism beyond the Middle East to America? All of this was avoidable and unnecessary. Why has Washington enabled it?