Trump's declaration "adds insult to ongoing injury and is practically guaranteed to fan the flames of violence," argue scholars
What "practically’? Have to wonder at the astuteness of scholars who weren’t sure about this. But it does seem like something worth doing, otherwise. Where are the Middle East Studies scholars or is their opinion of little to no importance?
Violence is what Trump wants. It gets people looking away from him. The Military industrial establishment can try out there latest weapons. Big money in war as long you win. The Israel right wing will use the violence as pretext to steal more land.
I am happy to to see the Jewish scholars taking this position. Trump was and is only going after the Jewish vote in America for the next election, his re-election campaign.
There has always been divisions in Israeli politics even tho the Zionist extreme right and “settler” racists have been much stronger and growing. US “aid” to Israel supports and nourishes that faction and diminishes the Israeli opposition.
The subversion of the US has grown into a grave threat to US sovereignty and what moral compass we ever had with the pro-Israel lobby wielding subversive power over what are supposed to be American interests, manipulated into an Israel-first reality extending at this time far into the Congress and especially trump WH to a dangerous criminal and treasonous extent - witness the Jerusalem decision of one person vs decades of US (official) policy.
Our news media has been overtly co-opted - bought-up - to a dangerous degree by Israeli extremism and opposing voices stifled and silenced and news manipulated to discriminate pro-Israeli propaganda - witness the pressure to ban the BDS movement in America and the EU.
http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/pdfs/A0042.pdf - the influence of the Israeli lobby
http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/pdfs/IsraelLobby.pdf - The subversive/treasonous power of the Israeli lobby in the US studied.
The dominionists, evangelicals, fundy-righty-crazy pastors that have Twitler’s ear and attention are loving this. Armageddon worshippers, all of 'em.
“Trump’s declaration “adds insult to ongoing injury and is practically guaranteed to fan the flames of violence,” argue scholars”
These scholars are correct, but not very strategic in their thinking.
Fanning the flames of violence is precisely the purpose of the Deep State and its managing minions. Perpetual war, as Gore Vidal taught us well, is the engine that drives the last less-than-valiant efforts of a dying empire.
What I am reading is that someone died in the resulting violence due to Trump’s violation of International Law. In short, someone DIED as a direct result of a CRIME committed by Trump. How is that not second-degree MURDER?
Trump proved to be the great investment for lobbyist. His actions showed who ‘really’ invested in him.
He’s playing to his base, and just doing what they want. And we all know how intelligent his base is…