Lion of the Blogosphere

Trump’s amazing foreign policy victories

I have to confess that, even though I’m a Trump supporter, I’m surprised by the effectiveness of Trump’s foreign policy, even though he’s not yet officially the President.

1. Obama, who hates Israel, instructed his U.N. ambassador to abstain on a Security Council resolution, sponsored by Egypt, that condemns Israel for expanding settlements in places that anger the Palestinians.

So Trump intercedes, speaks on the telephone with Sisi, the President of Egypt, and then Egypt withdraws the resolution.

2. After Russia talks about increasing it’s nuclear forces, Trump tweets that the “United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.” And then today, as summarized by Reuters:

Russia’s Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was unfazed by President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to boost the U.S. nuclear arsenal, praising Trump for being in touch with U.S. public opinion while branding the Democrats sore election losers.

Speaking at his annual news conference in Moscow, the Russian president said earlier comments he had made about his country’s own military modernization had been misunderstood in the United States and that he accepted that the U.S. military, not Russia’s, was the most powerful in the world.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 23, 2016 at 11:54 am

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  1. One of Trump’s virtues is that he does things- he has agency.

    For example…the critics said “Oh you can’t raise tariffs on China” and during one of his rally speeches he addresses that and says “Why not- we’ll just do it.”

    Leftists are very weak…there is no reason we CANT negotiate and lay down the law. What’s the point of being a powerful country if you don’t flex?

    For the past few decades our country hasn’t done anything on the people’s behalf, and Trump will do that…because that’s the common sense thing to do with your power.

    jjbees

    December 23, 2016 at 12:31 pm

  2. Trump and Putin will get along famously. They are both Alpha males with a love for beautiful women. They are both GROWN UPS, unlike Obama and 90%+ of the Dems and probably 85%+ of the Republicans. They are both men of the world, practical and clear headed. And they both put their nations over the interests of the globalist nation wreckers.

    As such, Trump and Putin will understand that there are NO legitimate grievances between our nations. On the contrary, we are natural allies. They will sort out the Middle East together. They will respect one another’s need for strength without aggression.

    Indeed, I sense a Bromance about to happen. How could Putin possibly have respected a girl-man like Obama? He must look at him with disgust.

    peterike

    December 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    • Indeed, I sense a Bromance about to happen.

      We don’t need any of that bromance faggotry. We just need realistic thinking and “mutually assured development and success”.

      We don’t need the US military held hostage by the Germans and the EU and serial killers like John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

      Rifleman

      December 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  3. And then Obama covertly pressures other countries to bring the UN resolution back. Fuck!

    IHTG

    December 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm

  4. Kick-starting a nuclear arms race isn’t a victory. Even Trump’s spokesman says we should ignore that comment.

    Magnavox

    December 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    • You are Trucon/Paleocon/Cuckservative/Liberal scum. Nothing wrong with what Trump said.

      Otis the Sweaty

      December 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      • Trucon/Paleocon/Cuckservative/Liberal scum are going to be bitching about and picking at every damn thing Trump says and does….CONSTANTLY!

        Amazing thing is the Trucon/Glen Beck/David Frum neocon/George Will GOPe types viscerally hate Trump and his supporters more than they hate Obama and his supporters.

        Think about how twisted you have to be to think that way.

        I wouldn’t include the Paleo-cons though. That’s Pat Buchanan and others and they are very pro Trump.

        But they are a very tiny, quiet, powerless group of older writers.

        Rifleman

        December 23, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      • I think “paleocon” is nowadays more associated with the über-cucks at “The American Conservative.”

        snorlax

        December 24, 2016 at 12:26 am

      • Buchanan doesn’t like Israel, but he is first and foremost an American patriot. I don’t consider Buchanan a true Paleocon.

        True Paleocon’s are anti Israel first and foremost, and they hate Trump. Although I will admit that they don’t hate Trump as much as the George Will set does.

        The Trucons seem to be overwhelmingly coming around on Trump. Look at RedState and TheRightScoop: Trump isn’t their cup of tea but they like what he is doing so far for the most part.

        The neocons hate Trump but they are so irrelevant it’s not even funny.

        The George Will types are a bit of a concern. If Trump had held on to Romney voters he would have beaten Hillary nationally by 3.5%, instead of losing by 2%. We all dramatically underestimated #NeverTrump. We need to get those Romney voters back to beat Corey Booker and his 100% black turnout in 2020.

        Glenn Beck is a mentally ill dry drunk who may be the most irrelevant person on the planet.

        Otis the Sweaty

        December 24, 2016 at 6:28 am

      • Buchanan doesn’t like Israel, but he is first and foremost an American patriot. I don’t consider Buchanan a true Paleocon.

        Buchanan was always a 1 step forward 10 steps backwards kind of guy.

        For every good point he made about immigration over the decades on a show like Hannity he would distract from immigration by going off about one of his nonsense pet issues like how Chamberlain was the one who provoked Hitler (The Unnecessary War) or his weird, liberal sounding, human rights defenses of the Palestinians. Why should immigration restrictionists care about Palestinians? They aren’t white and what to do about them is a foreign policy question unrelated to our immigration policy.

        The George Will types are a bit of a concern. If Trump had held on to Romney voters he would have beaten Hillary nationally by 3.5%, instead of losing by 2%. We all dramatically underestimated #NeverTrump. We need to get those Romney voters back to beat Corey Booker and his 100% black turnout in 2020.

        The reason they defected to third parties was because they feared Trump would act as a lunatic in office or opposed his lifestyle. If he comes across as sane while in office he should win those weak suburban Republicans back.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      • They didn’t just defect to 3rd parties, they actively voted for Hillary. 2 points worth of Romney voters went for Hillary, creating a 4 point swing. A net 1.5 points of Romney voters either went 3rd party or stayed home. Like I said, we really underestimated #NeverTrump.

        I agree that as long as Trump governs well, 90% of those voters will be back in the fold against Booker.

        Otis the Sweaty

        December 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      • A net 1.5 points of Romney voters either went 3rd party or stayed home. Like I said, we really underestimated #NeverTrump.

        We always assumed Trump would lose some regular Republican voters, but we didn’t know it would be enough to lose the popular vote.

        That said I also think they should come back to the fold if Trump governs well.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

  5. “So Trump intercedes, speaks on the telephone with Sisi, the President of Egypt, and then Egypt withdraws the resolution.”

    Malaysia, Senegal, New Zealand and Venezuela, which were co-sponsors of the resolution, have said they will go ahead and submit a draft of the resolution without Egypt.

    If the US does not veto the resolution you can wonder if this is payback for Netanyahu’s March 2015 speech to Congress opposing the Iran nuclear deal. Netanyahu has not made a big effort to hide his dislike for Obama.

    mikeca

    December 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    • It;s also not like the main assembly hasn’t passed a ton of anti Israel resolutions already, going at least as far back as the 1970s.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_Resolution_3379

      magnavox

      December 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    • Why should the US veto anti Israel resolutions? Let the UN pass all the anti Israel resolutions it wants. All it does is make the UN less relevant.

      Otis the Sweaty

      December 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    • Why should the US veto anti Israel resolutions?

      Because antisemites in this country are idiots who deserve to have their noses rubbed in Trump’s hyper-Zionism:

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/for-weapons-imports-israel-is-stuck-with-american-arms-manufacturers/

      America is host to history’s most incompetent antisemitic movement.

      The indisputable proof of this (regardless how few American antisemites yet realize it) is the fact Donald Trump’s impending white supremacist administration is heavily staffed with Jews like Stephen Miller, Ivanka, Jared Kushner, and David Friedman.

      At moments like this, when organized antisemitism becomes the topic of the moment, one thinks back to Adolf Hitler, his antisemitic organization and how it compares to existing antisemitic organizations.

      Like anyone who creates any type of organization (and, Allied propaganda to the contrary, that’s all Hitler’s was) the Nazi Party was built by Hitler with certain organizational rules in mind. Many of his rules about this objective were written down or spoken. But some rules were so obvious that he never had need to express them in a format of any sort.

      I do not, and will not, pretend to speak on behalf of Hitler however marvelous such a task might be. But I am sure one of his unwritten rules at the start of his memorable career was to not allow Jews to takeover or be given important leadership positions within the Nazi Party.

      Because Duh.

      As it so happens that “Duh” was beyond the late Führer’s American apologists; their failure at this simple prerequisite is total with the looming installation of America’s new Presidential administration set to be the most pro-Zionist and second most white supremacist one of all time, second only to Abraham Lincoln’s administration.

      Pragmatically Distributed cannot help but point out that this remarkable circumstance calls for tripling down on what the Constitution of the United States demands above all else – investing ever more American resources into the defense of Israel.

      This brings us to this article’s main topic, the military industrial complex, its exports to Israel, and whether Israel needs these exports.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 23, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      • Thank you. That was wonderfully incoherent.

        Ed

        December 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      • Really not that many jews in his administration. Ivanka and Jared Kushner aren’t official as anything yet and Dave Friedman is ambassador to Israel which is basically a gimme. He picked well with Stephen Miller. He seems to be one of very few prominent jews with anything approaching what I would consider a healthy political ideology.

        And I’m not sure what you see in Trump but it’s probably about as wrong as what the nazis see. Different people seem to see whatever they want to see in him.

        Magnavox

        December 24, 2016 at 12:31 am

      • Of course, this is also a double-edged sword: if Trump fails, will it because of the philo-semitism or the white supremicism?

        map

        December 24, 2016 at 3:15 am

      • Thank you. That was wonderfully incoherent.

        Hitler himself would call American antisemites failures now that Trump his pro-Zionist sentiments is going define American nationalism.

        Really not that many jews in his administration. Ivanka and Jared Kushner aren’t official as anything yet and Dave Friedman is ambassador to Israel which is basically a gimme.

        Friedman is one of the most staunchly Zionist ambassadors Trump could have chosen. This indicates Trump will advance a similar agenda to Friedman, or else he could have chosen any number of Jews who a milquetoast on issues such as moving our embassy to Jerusalem.

        As for other Jewish advisers, he has two from Goldman Sachs in Mnuchin and Cohn, Carl Icahn, Larry Kudlow, Boris Epshteyn, Jason Miller, and more.

        And I’m not sure what you see in Trump

        I saw that he could win the presidency, which is more than you did with absurd anti-Trump spamming.

        Of course, this is also a double-edged sword: if Trump fails, will it because of the philo-semitism or the white supremicism?

        It could be any number of factors other than those.

        But if he does fail there’s no reason to believe American antisemites would be able to capitalize on the political situation.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm

  6. Politicians serve to divide and conquer. So what is a Trump-political move?

    JS

    December 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm

  7. After many long years, the US will very shortly have a real man at its helm. As a Canadian, I feel nothing but jealousy at your country’s good fortune to have Trump. In the great white north meanwhile we are lead by a preening hipster with less intelligence and testosterone than a typical teenage girl.

    Roli

    December 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    • He’s also French Canadian, and he’s hardly a White person, judging by his phenotype. He belongs in Québec, but he’s too effeminate and straight faced to participate in Mafia style politics typical of all romance language nations. The French being the least corrupt, while Italians being the most, yet Québec is still run like a mafioso province.

      JS

      December 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      • Which part of Montreal do you live in? I lived by Concordia myself many years ago.

        Roli

        December 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      • I’m by Plateau-Mont-Royal, not far from the prestigious Anglo Prole University of McGill.

        JS

        December 23, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      • There’s 2 types of White countries: The effeminate Anglo Prole nations that are degenerate from top to bottom, and the Latin based nations that are corrupt at the top with strong family/tribal cohesiveness at the bottom.

        Germany, Scandinavia and the Nordic nations fall in the median between the Anglo Prole and the Romance language-speaking Western nations.

        JS

        December 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm

  8. Well his main victory will be to stop the war with Syria and stop the neocons starting a new one with Russia.

    The Philosopher

    December 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    • I don’t like the term neocon. Neocons were good guys during the Cold War, and since the end of the Cold War it doesn’t mean anything, but Stormfront types seem to think it means some sort of Jewish conspiracy.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      • The term neocon now refers to any of our warmongering elites, who often serve Jewish interests.

        JS

        December 23, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      • There’s that anti-Semitic belief that the Jewish Conspiracy secretly controls foreign policy for the benefit of Israel. Even though the U.S. has never gone to war on behalf of Israel, but since WWII has gone to war on behalf of South Korea, South Vietnmam, and Kuwait. Plus we keep troops and weapons in Europe in case Russia decides to attack, and in South Korea in case North Korea decides to attack, and in Japan in case China decides to attack, but we have no troops or weapons in Israel to protect Israel.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      • I don’t agree that the term “neocon” is totally non-useful, but I think the fixation on neocons has blinded the dissident right to other enemies. Like, I get the impression that they were totally blindsided by the hostility of the mostly gentile GOPe towards Trump because they basically believed everything bad in the GOP was Jewish neocons.

        IHTG

        December 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      • There’s that anti-Semitic belief that the Jewish Conspiracy secretly controls foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

        That’s not anti-semitic. US foreign policy is heavily influenced by jewish donors where Israel is concerned. The GOP’s biggest donor is a well-known Israel hawk. I don’t necessarily object to that as long as it doesn’t compromise US interests. I think it’s in US interests to support Israel. So if GOP support for Israel brings in some jewish donors and support then so much the better. As long as it doesn’t go against US interests.

        destructure

        December 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      • There’s that anti-Semitic belief that the Jewish Conspiracy secretly controls foreign policy

        What percentage of neocons are Jewish? And what’s secret about their advocacy?

        I would agree their warmongering isn’t about helping Israel. It’s more pointless than that.

        Neocons are nostalgic for the Reagan era’s hawkish rhetoric and copious military spending, but missed that Reagan was smart enough to avoid bloody wars after the Beirut disaster.

        David Pinsen

        December 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      • The term neocon now refers to any of our warmongering elites, who often serve Jewish interests.

        And everyone using it to describe the Obama administration’s foreign policy has now been proven to be full of shit.

        If Obama’s White House were remotely “neocon” he wouldn’t have driven the resolution through the UN, now would he?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 23, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      • Plus we keep troops and weapons in Europe in case Russia decides to attack, and in South Korea in case North Korea decides to attack, and in Japan in case China decides to attack, but we have no troops or weapons in Israel to protect Israel.

        The paleocons and American antisemites should be all put before a firing squad and shot for wasting so much conservative energy across multiple decades on the pursuit of their selfish vendetta against Israel. That effort ought to have been spent on immigration restriction instead.

        After all of those wasted opportunities the crusading nationalist candidate turned out to be a pro-Israel partisan whose victory refuted the whole strategy of the antisemites.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 23, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      • There’s that anti-Semitic belief that the Jewish Conspiracy secretly controls foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

        No it isn’t. Neocon was a term and movement explicitly created by Jews – the Podhoretz and Kristols – to advance perceived Jewish interests.

        That is a fact and highly ethnocentric Jews are continuing the same agenda whether they call themselves neocons or not.

        And it’s not a Jewish “conspiracy” because it is out in the open. It’s Jewish POLICY and fundamental to Jewish identity politics. It’s blatant and unapologetic and it can be found among Democrats and Republicans.

        You just have issues about noticing these things because even though you are secular you still have a Jewish identity and a somewhat exaggerated persecution complex.

        Much of the Jewish media hatred for Trump is because he is seen as a leader of the dangerous White goyishe antisemitic rabble in America and less willing to commit to the Jewish neo-con agenda overseas.

        You can see it with David Frum, David Brooks, Jennifer Rubin, Brett Stephens, Bill Kristol, and so many others.

        Rifleman

        December 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      • Neocons were Democrats who converted to Republicanism because the Democrats were too soft on the Soviet Union. Has nothing to do with Jews, and very little to do with Israel (except that neocons believe we should fight for our allies and not be wusses).

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 23, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      • Neocons are Cold-War liberals that broke away with old left over the Soviet Union.

        map

        December 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      • You just have issues about noticing these things

        What we’re noticing you Spencerite cocksmoker is that none of Obama’s actions defend Israel.

        On the other hand Obama’s actual actions harm Israel which suggests there is no Neocon influence in the administration.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      • Neocons were Democrats who converted to Republicanism because the Democrats were too soft on the Soviet Union.

        Obviously the UN resolution is not “Neocon” except in the paranoid imagination of a small number of fringe lunatics.

        Obama is a supporter of Muslim terrorism, if the paleocons can’t accept that then they should be ignored.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      • Again TUJ, neocons are warmongering elites who willfully or indirectly intersect with the interests of Israel, and Obama is not one of them. His global politics are his Chicago style “Whites are the devils” in this world.

        JS

        December 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      • Much of the Jewish media hatred for Trump is because he is seen as a leader of the dangerous White goyishe antisemitic rabble in America and less willing to commit to the Jewish neo-con agenda overseas.

        Noone thinks Trump is going to interfere with Israeli ethnic cleansing of middle eastern arabs. Jews are scared of Trump because they think he will interfere with ethnic cleansing of white Christians in America. And they’re right in that he’s going to slow it compared to what other republican and democratic candidates would do. But he won’t stop or reverse it.

        Magnavox

        December 24, 2016 at 12:42 am

      • Neocons were Democrats who converted to Republicanism because the Democrats were too soft on the Soviet Union. Has nothing to do with Jews

        It had something to do with Jews, as the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union (including not letting most of them emigrate) was an issue.

        There is room for nuanced discussion of this history.

        David Pinsen

        December 24, 2016 at 1:22 am

      • “I don’t like the term neocon. Neocons were good guys during the Cold War, and since the end of the Cold War it doesn’t mean anything, but Stormfront types seem to think it means some sort of Jewish conspiracy”

        I don’t like the term either, but I’ve fallen into using it of late because I just don’t have a term to replace it. I get that the term neocon meant something totally different in the 80’s than it does now. Then it was “a liberal who had been mugged” and shared the bipartisan foreign policy consensus about the cold war that both parties shared until after the Democratic Party cracked up in 1968.

        Now it means near constant warfare over issues that are not directly related to US national interest and the belief that Democracy can be imposed militarily. Even though Stormfront would like to blame it on Jews, Two of the most prominent neocons are Lindsay Graham and John McCain, both non Jews.

        So if there is a better word available to use, I’ll use it.

        Mike Street Station

        December 24, 2016 at 7:52 am

      • Lion writes: Even though the U.S. has never gone to war on behalf of Israel…

        Myriad Jewish operators, including but not limited to neocons, used 9/11 to hoodwink George W. Bush into invading Iraq for the benefit of Israel.

        http://nothing-is-inevitable.atspace.com/lobby/lobby.html

        Mark Caplan

        December 24, 2016 at 11:38 am

      • I would say the opposite, that GWB wanted to invade Iraq and used “it helps Israel” as a selling point.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      • Again TUJ, neocons are warmongering elites who willfully or indirectly intersect with the interests of Israel, and Obama is not one of them.

        The people who said the elites are working on behalf of Israel also wrongly argued Obama is one of those elites.

        Their analysis has no value.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 11:58 am

      • I don’t like the term either, but I’ve fallen into using it of late because I just don’t have a term to replace it. I get that the term neocon meant something totally different in the 80’s than it does now.

        The traditional term used for a foreign policy that spreads democracy by force was Wilsonian. The tradition of being willing to fight humanitarian wars to bring democracy to the rest of the world was adopted by FDR (“Arsenal of Democracy”), JFK, and other Democrats, and a good number of Republicans. In the history of the Democratic Party, the preferred means to fight for democratic values were international organizations.

        Neoconservatism is a Republican offshoot of the Wilsonians, but with some differences. The Neocons have eschewed the internationalist sentiments of the Democrats and preferred the United States act by itself if necessary to wage this type of humanitarian warfare.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      • I would say the opposite, that GWB wanted to invade Iraq and used “it helps Israel” as a selling point.

        The Neocon argument for the war was humanitarian in nature: If Iraq became a prosperous democracy it would serve as a beacon of modernization in the Arab world and bring Islam into the modern world where it would not have to resort to terrorism.

        A beneficial side effect (but not the main purpose) of the war was supposed to be it would benefit Israel by pacifying the Arabs away from the warlike traditions. The war failed as a nation building scheme because the Arabs are inherently unstable as a people and because Islam’s basic doctrines do call for waging war against all of their non-Islamic neighbors.

        But Israel wasn’t the main reason for the war, and as badly as the Bush admin misunderstood the nature of the Middle East, the Arab people are responsible for provoking us into a war. Without the 911 attacks we wouldn’t have felt the need to “Do something” about Islamic radicalism, even if our response was screwed up (we should have installed a Western friendly Iraqi general similar to Egypt’s Al-Sisi in power and left).

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      • Going in, replacing Saddam with a friendly general, and getting out, would have made so much more sense.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      • Going in, replacing Saddam with a friendly general, and getting out, would have made so much more sense.

        Yes, and if were going to build a democracy there the stupid Iraqis shouldn’t have been attacking our troops while we were trying to rebuild their nation.

        If the American military in the 1960s had driven the Red Army out of Czechoslovakia the Czechs wouldn’t have been trying to kill the American soldiers who just liberated them with IEDs.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm

  9. After watching about half an hour of national news this morning, I mentioned to my wife that it’s almost as if Trump is the President now. He’s wheeling and dealing on the international scene and Obama, the real actual President? On vacation in Hawaii while Trump does his job for him.

    Mike Street Station

    December 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    • Well Obama is there to try to screw-over Trump by worsening our relations with Russia and pushing the anti-Israel resolution through the U.N. Security Council.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      • Well it’s clear that at this point, the only work Obama is doing is sabotage. But Trump parried this UN resolution.

        Obama is also trying to sabotage NCEERS, the program that monitored visas from Muslim nations. Obama suspended in in 2011, just in time to import a jihadi bride, but now that Trump wants to revive it, I imagine Obama will shred every shred of paperwork about it and delete it’s database.

        Don’t be surprised if Obama takes a dump in the oval office before he’s out the door.

        Mike Street Station

        December 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      • Latest news is that Obama beat Trump in the U.N.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      • Obama’s global politics are the macrocosm of his community organizer spiel in Chicago, which undermines any nation that wants to impede non-White nations.

        JS

        December 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      • Obama didn’t “beat Trump in the UN”. The point was to send a message as to where the Trump administration stands on Israel. I wouldn’t go so far a to say it’s a warning shot across the bow. But he was sending a message. And it cost him nothing.

        destructure

        December 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    • New Zealand was a co-sponsor of the resolution? I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. They were just in the news regarding the Dunedin Longitudinal Study and have pretty much managed to wiggle around the HBD implications of that cohort study.

      New Zealanders with an ethnic Arab Middle Eastern background vastly outnumber those with a Jewish background, and obviously their overwhelming political clout has clouded the minds of the simple, sheep-loving NZ folk.

      Nevertheless, a bit shocking to see this, particularly since the National Party in power is supposedly centre-right – nice company they’re keeping, Venezuela et al.

      gda

      December 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      • The PM of New Zealand is a half-Jew.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      • You can’t think of any other reason to be opposed to expanding jewish settlements?

        Magnavox

        December 24, 2016 at 12:36 am

      • When is Lion going to admit that the vast majority of nations around the world would vote and have voted for similar resolutions in the past and not because NZ is a bastion of Islamic terror?

        Its intellectual dunderheadedness.

        The Philosopher

        December 24, 2016 at 6:11 am

      • As Charles Krauthammer and others were quick to point out, this resolution has vastly more far-reaching consequences than merely being an innocent way to express disapproval over expanding jewish settlements.

        Personally, I don’t agree with expanding settlements. But this resolution is just the camel’s nose, and you would have to be incredibly naive not to realize this. Plus it’s another example of the pettiness of Obama – his desire to give a big FU to Trump and the Israelis as he walks out the door overcoming any vestiges of guilt over maintaining conformity to 60+ years of US-Israel solidarity.

        gda

        December 24, 2016 at 11:45 am

      • You can’t think of any other reason to be opposed to expanding jewish settlements?

        Extermination or Expulsions of the *alestinians would be a better policy that would serve American strategic interests, but short of that settlement expansion is acceptable.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 11:54 am

      • “Personally, I don’t agree with expanding settlements. But this resolution is just the camel’s nose…”

        Yeah I’m not a fan of West Bank settlements either. The only settlements on the West Bank they should be building are ones that are contiguous to the border. Those could probably be kept at a final two state agreement, but building settlements throughout the West Bank is a dumb move, and is a response to Israeli domestic politics. But this resolution puts the stamp of international law on opposing those settlements. This opens the door to various countries arresting Israeli government officials on other countries and shipping them to the Hague under the rubric of international law.

        Mike Street Station

        December 25, 2016 at 9:13 am

  10. Neither constitutes a foreign policy victory. I mean, the first is a foreign policy victory for the Israeli right wing, but Trump is the prospective president of the United States. The second is just Trump saying he’s going to do something with the U.S. military that doesn’t require foreign approval. What good does either do for me, an American? Zilch.

    Greg Pandatshang

    December 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm

  11. Can anyone tell me how much impact Obama’s tacit support for this UN resolution will have on future Jewish-American voters. Is it too much to expect more of them to vote for Trump in 2020?

    Roli

    December 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    • The self-hating Jews will still vote Democratic.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    • The self-hating Jews will still vote Democratic.

      It’s a shame liberal Jews aren’t ethnocentric, otherwise they would be Republicans.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 23, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    • There has been a decades long trend of Jewish voters switching to the GOP, but it has been such a slight trend that the accumulated change over time hasn’t mattered that much. However clearly a generational shift is coming. In the hierarchy of victimization that the left uses, Muslims now top Jews (by quite a lot). Muslims even top gays, so for the future, there is not going to be a lot of room in the Democratic coalition for Jews.

      Fun things to watch for: If Ellison gets the DNC chair, will Chuck Schumer support him? These sort of tensions, between the anti-Semitic pro Arab left, and the traditional class warfare, pro Jewish left, will be fun to watch.

      Mike Street Station

      December 24, 2016 at 7:43 am

      • “Having a genuine anti Semite as Chairman of the DNC is going to be a bridge too far for a lot of Jewish Democrats…”

        mmmmm…. I dunno about that. My libtard bro and his wife are Jewish and I don’t see them having a problem with Ellison. Younger secular Jews aren’t very connected to Israel and have a weaker Jewish identity than the older generations. Can anybody seriously imagine Mathew Yglesias, Nate Cohn, Nate Silver, Harry Enten, Brian Beutler, Dana Milbank, Ezra Klein and Greg Sargent abandoning the Dems over Keith Ellison leading the DNC? Hell, the Democrats could nominate Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson for President and the aforementioned Jewish homos still wouldn’t abandon the Dems.

        Otis the Sweaty

        December 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

    • However clearly a generational shift is coming. In the hierarchy of victimization that the left uses, Muslims now top Jews (by quite a lot). Muslims even top gays, so for the future, there is not going to be a lot of room in the Democratic coalition for Jews.

      European Jews were abandoned by Europe’s Socialist parties decades ago in favor of the Muslim vote. American liberals gave Jews a pass because they are more common in American politics and because of sympathy over the Holocaust. But as you point out, as time goes on the “pass” American Jews have gotten from the American left is fading.

      Fun things to watch for: If Ellison gets the DNC chair, will Chuck Schumer support him?

      Schumer will go along with it because Democratic American Jews have always been all talk and no action when it comes to acting in their ethnic interests. This goes back at least to FDR when Frankfurter’s concerns about the Holocaust were, basically, laughed off by Roosevelt who knew exactly what was going on in the camps.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      • Schumer may fold, but I can’t imagine a lot of his constituents will. Having a genuine anti Semite as Chairman of the DNC is going to be a bridge too far for a lot of Jewish Democrats…which is why I hope cooler heads DO NOT prevail and Ellison gets in.

        Mike Street Station

        December 25, 2016 at 9:18 am

  12. Obama has nothing to lose anymore. He personally wanted the resolution to pass. So does his base.
    Trump must have known this. So his action was for show, because he had nothing in his hand, but it did not cost him anything either.

    To quote from the resolution:

    Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions,

    This language equally applies to white communities and towns in Europe and the US whose demographics are clearly being “altered” by government policy. 1967 also happens to be about the time when it started.

    Contrarian

    December 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm

  13. If I were to guess, Putin is more afraid of missile defense than more deployed nuclear weapons. Even if the US does update its ICBMs (I haven’t heard anything about updating the Trident), it would still be a nuclear weapon that can accurate hit its target. The updated weapon will use better technology and require less maintenance and be more capable of evading missile defenses, but if it hits, it will cause the same damage as a similar nuclear weapon.

    Black_Rose

    December 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    • What is this nonsense? Russia has 300 ICMB/SLBMs with many warheads and possibly decoys. Any possible US system can deal with maaay beee 5 ICBMs, and that’s counting on the MKV technology..that is 5-10 years into the future. Putin can also fly his SLBMs on depressed trajectory or from the middle of Atlantic/Pacific, thus bypassing the system (the time of flight would require many defense-missile stations near the coast, not doable).

      Simply put, unless Elon Musk gets his IPTS booster ready there will be nothing EVEN REMOTELY capable of shooting down any number of ICBMs..nothing. Any functional system would require many thousands of tons of hardware in LEO. We’re talking thousands of killer satelites and sensors.

      bombexpert

      December 24, 2016 at 10:25 am

  14. Trump will now have to crack on all those countries that voted for the resolution. That includes Russia, China, Britain and France. If he doesn’t, he will have no credibility during his administration. If he does there will be chaos.

    Bob Sykes

    December 23, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    • Stupid conspiracy theory. SJWism plus incompetence explains what’s going on.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 24, 2016 at 8:11 am

      • While that may be stupid conspiracy theory, I don’t believe Merkel is doing this out of SJWism and incompetence but to pursue a political agenda. Namely, pursuing her dream of an EU empire by undermining national sovereignty. The real goal behind open borders and immigration is to destroy national feeling. Canada did the same thing to keep Quebec from seceding. One of the prime ministers (can’t remember which) later admitted it.

        destructure

        December 24, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      • The “conspiracy” is in the ideology itself, the attacks are simply the natural consequence. This all goes back to the Frankfurt School whose primary agenda was to develop a system to destroy Western European Civilization from the inside. All the Western European governments are now effectively controlled by people who are either leaders and proponents of the Frankfurt School or those who have been successfully brainwashed by its methods.

        So it is wrong to say Merkel is encouraging these attacks. Terrorist attacks do not serve her agenda. From Merkel’s perspective, the best outcome would be for the Africans and Arabs to quietly pour in without fanfare and then have them rape, intermarry, and breed to the point where Europeans no longer exist. The more attention that is brought to what is happening, the less likely she and her friends are to pull it off. So she definitely doesn’t want these attacks. They are just a hard thing to prevent when you are flooding a country with millions of violent, low IQ individuals.

        The problem anti-Semitic alt-right members have is not in their recognition that the intellectual leadership of the evil we face is primarily Jewish (it is) but in their insistence that all Jews are in on it. Instead of denouncing the Jews they should be helping Conservative, prole, and religious Jews to topple the ruling Liberal Frankfurt Oligarchy. Trump seems to understand this. By buddying up to Netanyahu and constantly pointing out that his own policies on The Wall and Immigration are “no different than Israel’s” he is encouraging the Jewish Civil War that is necessary to save not just Western Civilization but the Jewish race itself. Even his (unintentional) alliance with the Kushner family, who had been ostracized from “polite” Liberal Jewish High Society because of scandal serves this agenda. Trump is going to make Judaism great again.

        PerezHBD

        December 24, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      • ” intellectual leadership of the evil we face is primarily Jewish”

        Disproportionately Jewish yes (because Jews, having higher average verbal IQ, tend to disproportionately rise to leadership in all organizations), but not “primarily Jewish.” Merkel is not Jewish, Obama is not Jewish, Hillary Clinton is not Jewish.

        However, the anti-Semites believe that the gentile leaders are pawns of the Secret Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy that controls everything behind the scenes.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      • Merkel, Obama, and Clinton are government leaders, not intellectual leaders. The intellectual leadership regulates thought and opinion, which in the long run is far more important.

        PerezHBD

        December 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      • This all goes back to the Frankfurt School whose primary agenda was to develop a system to destroy Western European Civilization from the inside.

        The Frankfurt School was no different or more important than any other circle of leftist academics.

        In fact from what I can tell about the Frankfurt School it wasn’t even “Cultural Marxist” except for Marcuse’s Eros and Civilization. But even this book was a bit late to the free sex revolution, not a cause.

        They seem to have just been classic Marxist theorists who have little to do with modern transgender or diversity nonsense except that antisemites have built a conspiracy theory around Adorno, Marcuse and the other Frankfurt School academics somehow “taking over” the universities that has less evidence to support it than #Pizzagate.

        The problem anti-Semitic alt-right members have is not in their recognition that the intellectual leadership of the evil we face is primarily Jewish (it is)

        It is not primarily Jewish led, leftism is primarily gentile led. It is a fact the majority of liberal elites are gentiles no matter how antisemites ignore the existence of non-Jewish elites.

        Alfred Kinsey was much more important to the development of what could be called “Cultural Marxism” than the Frankfurt School – most of the Frankfurt School’s literature is dense, unreadable, philosophical navel-gazing about dialectical theory.

        Kinsey was substantially more famous and influential because he wrote almost exclusively about sex, but since Kinsey was a gentile he’s never mentioned by antisemites, or folks who are not necessarily antisemites (such as yourself) but who are too lazy to do a serious investigation into whether their assumptions are correct.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      • Liberal Frankfurt Oligarchy.

        There is no such thing.

        The Frankfurt School is just a made up boogeyman for antisemites, the antisemitic equivalent of #Pizzagate.

        Most “conservatives” who are complaining about Marcuse and Adorno probably haven’t even delved into their literature because it’s so dry and uninteresting.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      • The true regulators of thought and opinion are the MSM.

        destructure

        December 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      • The fact is liberal elites are predominantly gentile.

        This fact is not any less true just because antisemites hypocritically want to hypocritically coverup all the actions of all elite gentiles like Kinsey (or others like Sarte and Foucault) while they pin everything on Jews as a way of making excuses for the failings of liberal gentiles.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 24, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      • @destructure,

        A commenter on a German blog recommended the following book:

        http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100627270

        The commenter blamed the migration crisis first on Erdogan, and secondly on Merkel, whom he said caved.

        He didn’t think it was SJWism, or guilt, or mistaken belief in need for cheap labor. He thought it was naked pressure brought by Erdogan on Merkel.

        Just saying. I really don’t know what to believe.

        gothamette

        December 24, 2016 at 11:32 pm


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