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The Realist Fantasy: Brzezinski Blowing the Israelis out of the Sky! (Video)

Realpolitik

Overall, it has been hard to define any underlying strategy to Obama’s wild & unconventional foreign policy reactions. Clearly Realpolitik is in effect, as there’s little discernable moral high ground or sweeping American exceptionalism to be found in these weird machinations and appeasement efforts spanning the globe from Jerusalem to Honduras, or from Tehran to Venezuela or Poland.

What we have seen are enormous doses of moral & cultural relativism washed down by chunks of appeasement to unsavory nations & characters, all usually at the expense of America and allies.

Video: Remember when?

Obama’s top National Security Adviser Samantha Power of Realist & Harvard fame - Hey, let’s send American troops to Israel in order to protect Hamas & the Palestinians from Israeli Genocide!

The realists are on the rampage in Washington it seems.. Buoyed by a President well known during the campaign as a foreign policy Mr clueless (one infused with radically left liberal influences for good measure), a President himself now being being described as weak & timid. 

Nothing Pleases Realists More than a Good Israel Bashing!

Israel is the Realist obsession.

Carter, Brzezinski, Baker all of ‘em realist heavyweights are well known ‘Israel Lovers’. Chas Freeman, of the House of Saud is another big Israel proponent.. and of course who can forget the realist philosopher king and co-author of the Israel Lobby smear, Harvard’s very own Professor Walt?

You can’t forget them because they are always there, either tapping or at times loudly banging the squeeze Israel to oblivion drum.. it’s a central tenet of realist policy it seems.

Here’s Walt admonishing Obama for not schooling the naughty Israel child even harder this weekend.

It’s a robust fantasy piece where he asks such burning questions as:

  • “Why is Netanyahu defying Obama so openly?”
  • followed by the riveting “Why is Obama letting Netanyahu thwart his efforts?”

The real question we should be asking is why are Walt & his realist pals all so eager to destroy the American Israel alliance? Or perhaps, why are so many of Washington’s prominent realists all seemingly Israel haters? Maybe we could all debate how it is when the nonsense they are peddling fails strategy wise, those who call for the sacrificing of allies like Israel proceed to then blame (again..) Israel? Convenient.

Why not just blow the Israelis right out of the sky?

You know, take the gloves off and shoot directly at America’s allies in order to appease a Nuclear Iran! Crazy old man talk? Not for a realist Israel hater. For such an individual the notion of American air force pilots engaging with and firing at Israelis is a dark and deep fantasy that seems so normal it can just be expressed out loud, casually in the cause of Realpolitik as Brzezinski advocates this weekend:

“We are not exactly impotent little babies,” Brzezinski told The Daily Beast in an interview published Sunday.

“They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? … We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a ‘Liberty’ in reverse.”

The USS Liberty was a US Navy technical research ship accidentally struck by the OAF on the fourth day of the Six Day War, after being misidentified as an Egyptian warship. [...]

Yeah! All of it goes nicely with the latest Ahmadinejad genocidal speeches, or Carter himself calling everyone racists for not worshipping ‘Mr. my policies are craptacular in chief’ like he does. In the end, we need to get tougher with those damn Jooz, they are walking all over us & our Arab benefactors.. er I mean President Obama. We aren’t ninnies or fairies, we’re Jooo haters dammit and we need to start acting like it! No one ‘wishes for it’ per say, we just fantasize about it.

Nothing to see here, move along.

This is like Kennedy, who didn’t kill that poor young woman.. He just drove her into the lake and left her there to drown / die. There’s a big difference on the left, you have to look at the Realpolitik! Incidentally, Brzezinski is no pioneer. Plenty others on the left long ago joined the Israel Derangement Syndrome crowd. This UK Socialist leader was calling on America to attack Israel in defense of Iran moons ago. He must also be a hate.. uh, Realist.

Reminds me also of Mr. Garlasco of HRW, who doesn’t advocate for Germany in WWII per say, he just fantasizes about it & collects Nazi medals.. Or Pat Buchanan who’s not a Nazi apologist, but rather a ‘historian of Hitler’ – Pat just ‘fantasizes’ about all kinds of alternate WWII scenarios you know, for historical purposes.

Meanwhile, Israel’s deputy FM Danny Ayalon puts all the fantasies squarely away, and states Israel’s military option is on the table. Someome better notify Carter, uh I mean Obama.. and scramble those US fighter jets out of Baghdad for the interception..

Epic Fail: Abrams Blasts US Syrian Appeasement Policy

Obama’s Open Hand to Nowhere Results in Predictable Syrian Slap to the Face

Bush’s Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams takes us there blow by blow, courtesy of the ever delish Weekly Standard..

The Obama administration has been trying out a new policy toward Syria since the day it came to office. The Bush cold shoulder was viewed as a primitive reaction, now to be replaced by sophisticated diplomacy. Outreach would substitute for isolation. Thus there have been six visits to Damascus by high-level administration officials, including two by George Mitchell. Moreover, the administration has signaled that its handling of export license applications for Syria will be more “flexible” than that of the Bush administration, which tried to deny every shipment it could.

Well, the returns are in. Within the past week, Iraq has withdrawn its ambassador from Damascus and accused Syria of involvement in terrorist incidents in Baghdad. Iraqi TV has also aired a confession by an accused al Qaeda terrorist, a Saudi who claimed he had been trained in Syria–by the Asad regime’s intelligence services. Nor is this all. Syria continues to support Hezbollah’s blocking of the formation of a government in Lebanon, backing Hezbollah in its demand for a “blocking third” that would prevent any decisions Hezbollah opposes in any new Cabinet. The Palestinian terrorist groups remain headquartered in Damascus, and under no visible restraints. And on August 19, President Bashar Asad paid a visit to President Ahmadinejad in Tehran, to showcase his support of the latter during the current Iranian political crisis. [...]

You can smell the generous dollop of sarcasm Abrams drops on us with his ‘sophisticated diplomacy’ shot above, as soon as I read that I knew I’d be blogging about this one. I love that! Critics will point out that Obama has in theory maintained the ‘US tough guy stance’ toward Syria by renewing American Congressional sanctions slapped on the regime by the Bush Administration, albeit minus the now granted gift of export licenses mentioned above for technical parts & other goodies. Further, the argument inevitably leads to critics saying the Bush strategy did not produce desired results, so ‘hope & change’ was needed.

More Yummyness..

To this criticism Abrams fires off an unexpected volley, the Bush strategy was too tame & weak. With evidence pouring in that Syria has been for years now allowing the open flow of men & matériel to Iraq with the goal of fighting Americans, Abrams counters that a more aggressive strategy would have been effective and that the tools – A massive US military presence along the border regions with Iraq were close at hand.

Hawks Speaking Out

Which brings up another related manner. VP Cheney’s recent comments to Fox News Sunday which carried a not so subtle undertone. The second half of the Bush administration’s two terms exhibited a much weaker foreign policy stance across the board. One which clearly created debate within the administration with Cheney and hawks lined up versus Condi Rice and the organs of State.

We can deduce without much trouble where Elliott might fall opinion wise. Cheney himself spoke about Iran, but this weakened stance exhibited itself in relation to Syria & North Korea, and finally in the Annapolis process as well which was clearly Condi’s baby. This weakness was most especially pronounced & came to the fore clearly when Condi lobbied to have America halt Israel from successfully striking the Syrian illicit nuclear program, which was frankly a stunning bit of appeasement that Bush thankfully resisted.

Realists vs NeoCons

It all comes full circle. Abrams speaks about the lack of moral clarity we’re now seeing under President Obama in relation to Syria, but just as glaringly we have also seen it in relation to Iran. Where Obama shamefully sacrificed American ideals to appease a brutal and vicious Iranian Revolutionary Guard military coup in order to prop up his already failing strategy on that front too.

The new Obama policy has produced no change in Syrian conduct, but it has produced a change in American behavior: Now we have even lost the moral clarity with which America used to speak about the nature and actions of the Asad regime.

But that is in essence the great American dilemma right now isn’t it?

With realists driving American foreign policy; Freedom, American values and sacrosanct American ideals which are the basis of neoconservative policies have taken a back seat to cold often faulty calculating ‘realism’. Screw Democracy, it’s now a moment by moment mish mash of washed up, moraless, academia induced nonsense. There’s no map or guiding principles. In short – An epic fail in both result and what has been sacrificed.. The American moral high ground.