The warmongering record of Republican and Democratic parties from Bush I to Obama is repugnant. The pretender Obama promised a rollback from war, detentions without trial. The Nobel peace prize winner was actually a wolf in black sheep clothing.
In that light, establishment candidates Hilary and Jeb can be written off as more of the same global disaster – war, bankster fraud, global corporatism, food and medical monopolies, surveillance, migrations, in short oligarchal control of the world.
It was no surprise that Hilary Clinton attended and presented herself as the expected friend of this lobby.
Bernie Sanders had “other engagements” that prevented his attendance at AIPAC, bearing in mind his jewish faith, you could take the view that his attendance would work against him.
A few commentators have noted Trump’s usefullness in exposing some issues like immigration and trade agreements but have been wary of endorsing him. Others have gone all in, stating Trump is the real deal.
Take Trump and his AIPAC teleprompter speech, it cannot be intended to reconcile or resolve the conflict in the middle east. It paints a big target on Iran for the benefit of Israel.
If Trump is “only saying that to get support”, why will that not apply to your vote, your support? What makes your vote or support immune from betrayal?
As much as I value the diversity of opinions, Trump’s prostration before the jewish lobby is a litmus test of integrity. He failed!
Why? The pro-Israel narrative is the dominant narrative in western media (US, UK, EU). Trump has made a show of railing against MSM. It was marketing gold. The media matrix increased their ratings on attacking him and hosting Trump debates.
The straight talking swagering cowboy was tamed. He had to use a teleprompter to stay on point and not shoot from the hip! That is a clear indication of the high stakes. His kneeling before this lobby exposes the fragmented nature of the voting public which causes politicians old and new to essentially lie to get votes.
Are the desires of AIPAC in alignment with the anti-immigration, anti-too-big-to-fail Trump supporters?
The credibility of bloggers, talking heads, alternative media will be enhanced or destroyed by their position on Trump. Trump’s visit and speech will serve as the litmus test.
For the record, on Tuesday 22nd March 2016, I am stating that he (Trump/Drumpf) is not the real deal!