If you don’t think that Benjamin Netanyahu is actually Donald Trump’s boss with respect to foreign policy in the Middle East, then think again. Haaretz has recently spilled the beans by saying that Netanyahu’s fingerprints are all over “Trump’s decision to stand by Saudi Prince.”
This is true. Netanyahu himself tells us the inexorable truth: “What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with. Yet … it is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world that Saudi Arabia remain stable.”
Isn’t there an implicit contradiction in the statement here? If what happened in the Istanbul consulate should be duly dealt with, then how is it important for the stability of the world? How is it that countries in the West don’t even place sanctions on the Saudi gangs and thugs? Something is definitely odd here.
Bibi doesn’t stop here. He has more crazy things to say: “I think that a way must be found to achieve both goals. Because the larger problem is Iran, and we have to make sure that Iran does not continue the malign activities that it has been doing over the last few weeks in Europe.”
What has this guy been smoking lately? Why does he even have to bring Iran into the political equation? And why should anyone with an ounce of common sense listen to this man? Wouldn’t he go banana if Assad or any leader in Iran happened to commit such a heinous crime? Didn’t he relentlessly blame Assad for chemical attacks in Syria?
Here again we are dealing with one contradiction after another. Saudi Arabia, as Haaretz continues to say, is a corrupt country. “Over a year ago a special team operating for the crown prince kidnapped and tortured opponents of the regime and others suspected of corruption. For example, it misled the Chinese government into believing that a Saudi businessman was a wanted terrorist on his way to carrying out an attack at the G-20 summit.”
The entire Trump administration has hard-core evidence showing that the Saudis have been guilty as charged. But no punishment is forthcoming. “Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said this week he sees no point in listening to the Turks’ recording of Khashoggi’s murder because he doesn’t understand Arabic.”
Netanyahu obviously aspires to destabilize Iran, but his feet are firmly planted in mid-air precisely because he is operating with a system which completely clouds his judgment and blinds him from seeing the obvious. He is a criminal, a hard-core political assassin whose primary goal is to deconstruct the political order.
Even Israeli police are now saying that this man should be indicted for bribery and corruption. If they do believe that he is to be trialed, who are we to say no? Wouldn’t it be nice to see this ethnic cleanser behind bars for the rest of his natural life?
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.