Chris Hedges: Four Horsemen of Gaza’s Apocalypse

Joe Biden relies on advisors who believe in the West’s civilizing mission to the “lesser breeds” of the earth to formulate his policies towards Israel and the Middle East.

Blood Brothers — Mr. Fish

By Chris Hedges

Joe Biden’s inner circle of strategists for the Middle East — Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan and Brett McGurk — have little understanding of the Muslim world and a deep animus towards Islamic resistance movements.

They see Europe, the United States and Israel as involved in a clash of civilizations between the enlightened West and a barbaric Middle East. They believe that violence can bend Palestinians and other Arabs to their will.

They champion the overwhelming firepower of the U.S. and Israeli military as the key to regional stability — an illusion that fuels the flames of regional war and perpetuates the genocide in Gaza.

In short, these four men are grossly incompetent. They join the club of other clueless leaders, such as those who waltzed into the suicidal slaughter of World War One, waded into the quagmire of Vietnam or who orchestrated the series of recent military debacles in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine.

They are endowed with the presumptive power vested in the Executive Branch to bypass Congress, to provide weapons to Israel and carry out military strikes in Yemen and Iraq. This inner circle of true believers dismiss the more nuanced and informed counsels in the State Department and the intelligence communities, who view the refusal of the Biden administration to pressure Israel to halt the ongoing genocide as ill-advised and dangerous. 

Biden has always been an ardent militarist — he was calling for war with Iraq five years before the U.S. invaded. He built his political career by catering to the distaste of the white middle class for the popular movements, including the anti-war and civil rights movements, that convulsed the country in the 1960s and 1970s.

He is a Republican masquerading as a Democrat. He joined Southern segregationists to oppose bringing Black students into Whites-only schools. He opposed federal funding for abortions and supported a constitutional amendment allowing states to restrict abortions.

He attacked President George H. W. Bush in 1989 for being too soft in the “war on drugs.” He was one of the architects of the 1994 crime bill and a raft of other draconian laws that more than doubled the U.S. prison population, militarized the police and pushed through drug laws that saw people incarcerated for life without parole.

He supported the North American Free Trade Agreement, the greatest betrayal of the working class since the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act. He has always been a strident defender of Israel, bragging that he did more fundraisers for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) than any other Senator. 

“As many of you heard me say before, were there no Israel, America would have to invent one.  We’d have to invent one because… you protect our interests like we protect yours,” Biden said in 2015, to an audience that included the Israeli ambassador, at the 67th Annual Israeli Independence Day Celebration in Washington D.C.

During the same speech he said, “The truth of the matter is we need you.  The world needs you. Imagine what it would say about humanity and the future of the 21st century if Israel were not sustained, vibrant and free.”

The year before Biden gave a gushing eulogy for Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister and general who was implicated in massacres of Palestinians, Lebanese and others in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon — as well as Egyptian prisoners of war — going back to the 1950s.

He described Sharon as “part of one of the most remarkable founding generations in the history not of this nation, but of any nation.”

While repudiating Donald Trump and his administration, Biden has not reversed Trump’s abrogation of the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by Barack Obama, or Trump’s sanctions against Iran.

He has embraced Trump’s close ties with Saudi Arabia, including the rehabilitation of Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman, following the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2017 in the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.

He has not intervened to curb Israeli attacks on Palestinians and settlement expansion in the West Bank. He did not reverse Trump’s moving of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, although the embassy includes land Israel illegally colonized after invading the West Bank and Gaza in 1967. 

As a seven-term senator of Delaware, Biden received more financial support from pro-Israel donors than any other senator, since 1990. Biden retains this record despite the fact that his senatorial career ended in 2009, when he became Obama’s vice president. Biden explains his commitment to Israel as “personal” and “political.” 

He has parroted back Israeli propaganda — including fabrications about beheaded babies and widespread rape of Israeli women by Hamas fighters — and asked Congress to provide $14 billion in additional aid to Israel since the Oct. 7 attack.

He has twice bypassed Congress to supply Israel with thousands of bombs and munitions, including at least 100 2,000-pound bombs, used in the scorched earth campaign in Gaza. 

Israel has killed or seriously wounded close to 90,000 Palestinians in Gaza, almost one in every 20 inhabitants. It has destroyed or damaged over 60 percent of the housing.

The “safe areas,” to which some 2 million Gazans were instructed to flee in southern Gaza, have been bombed, with thousands of casualties. Palestinians in Gaza now make up 80 percent of all the people facing famine or catastrophic hunger worldwide, according to the U.N.

A man carrying the body of a Palestinian child killed during the Israeli shelling of Gaza on Oct. 17, 2023. (Fars Media Corporation, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 4.0)

Every person in Gaza is hungry. A quarter of the population are starving and struggling to find food and drinkable water. Famine is imminent. The 335,000 children under the age of five are at high risk of malnutrition. Some 50,000 pregnant women lack healthcare and adequate nutrition.

And it could all end if the U.S. chose to intervene.

“All of our missiles, the ammunition, the precision-guided bombs, all the airplanes and bombs, it’s all from the U.S.,” retired Israeli Major General Yitzhak Brick told the Jewish News Syndicate.

“The minute they turn off the tap, you can’t keep fighting. You have no capability… Everyone understands that we can’t fight this war without the United States. Period.”

Blinken was Biden’s principal foreign policy adviser when Biden was the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee. He, along with Biden, lobbied for the invasion of Iraq.

When he was Obama’s deputy national security advisor, he advocated the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. He opposed withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria. He worked on the disastrous Biden Plan to partition Iraq along ethnic lines.

“Within the Obama White House, Blinken played an influential role in the imposition of sanctions against Russia over the 2014 invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, and subsequently led ultimately unsuccessful calls for the U.S. to arm Ukraine,” according to the Atlantic Council, NATO’s unofficial think tank. 

When Blinken landed in Israel following the attacks by Hamas and other resistance groups on Oct. 7, he announced at a press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “I come before you not only as the United States secretary of state, but also as a Jew.”

He attempted, on Israel’s behalf, to lobby Arab leaders to accept the 2.3 million Palestinian refugees Israel intends to ethnically cleanse from Gaza, a request that evoked outrage among Arab leaders.

Sullivan, Biden’s national security advisor, and McGurk, are consummate opportunists, Machiavellian bureaucrats who cater to the reigning centers of power, including the Israel lobby.  

Sullivan was the chief architect of Hillary Clinton’s Asia pivot. He backed the corporate and investor rights Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which was sold as helping the U.S. contain China. Trump ultimately killed the trade agreement in the face of mass opposition from the U.S. public. His focus is thwarting a rising China, including through the expansion of the U.S. military. 

While not focused on the Middle East, Sullivan is a foreign policy hawk who has a knee jerk embrace of force to shape the world to U.S. demands. He embraces military Keynesianism, arguing that massive government spending on the weapons industry benefits the domestic economy.

In a 7,000-word essay for Foreign Affairs magazine published five days before the Oct. 7 attacks, which left some 1,200 Israelis dead, Sullivan exposed his lack of understanding of the dynamics of the Middle East.

“Although the Middle East remains beset with perennial challenges,” he writes in the original version of the essay, “the region is quieter than it has been for decades,” adding that in the face of “serious” frictions, “we have de-escalated crises in Gaza.”

Sullivan ignores Palestinian aspirations and Washington’s rhetorical backing for a two-state solution in the article, hastily rewritten in the online version after the Oct. 7 attacks. He writes in his original piece:

“At a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last year, the president set forth his policy for the Middle East in an address to the leaders of members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan. His approach returns discipline to US policy. It emphasizes deterring aggression, de-escalating conflicts, and integrating the region through joint infrastructure projects and new partnerships, including between Israel and its Arab neighbors.”

Brett McGurk in 2017. (Munich Security Conference/Wikipedia)

McGurk, the deputy assistant to President Biden and the coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa at the White House National Security Council, was a chief architect of Bush’s “surge” in Iraq, which accelerated the bloodletting. He worked as a legal advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority and the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad. He then became Trump’s anti-ISIS czar.

He does not speak Arabic — none of the four men does — and came to Iraq with no knowledge of its history, peoples or culture. Nevertheless, he helped draft Iraq’s interim constitution and oversaw the legal transition from the Coalition Provisional Authority to an Interim Iraqi Government led by Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

McGurk was an early backer of Nouri al-Maliki, who was Iraq’s prime minister between 2006 and 2014. Al-Maliki built a Shi’ite-controlled sectarian state that deeply alienated Sunni Arabs and Kurds.

In 2005, McGurk transferred to the National Security Council (NSC), where he served as director for Iraq, and later as special assistant to the president and senior director for Iraq and Afghanistan. He served on the NSC staff from 2005 to 2009.

In 2015, he was appointed as Obama’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. He was retained by Trump until his resignation in Dec. 2018. 

An article in April 2021 titled “Brett McGurk: A Hero of Our Times,” in New Lines Magazine by former BBC foreign correspondent Paul Wood, paints a scathing portrait of McGurk. Wood writes:

“A senior Western diplomat who served in Baghdad told me that McGurk had been an absolute disaster for Iraq. ‘He is a consummate operator in Washington, but I saw no sign that he was interested in Iraqis or Iraq as a place full of real people. It was simply a bureaucratic and political challenge for him.’ One critic who was in Baghdad with McGurk called him Machiavelli reincarnated. ‘It’s intellect plus ambition plus the utter ruthlessness to rise no matter the cost.’


A U.S. diplomat who was in the embassy when McGurk arrived found his steady advance astonishing. ‘Brett only meets people who speak English. … There are like four people in the government who speak English. And somehow he’s now the person who should decide the fate of Iraq? How did this happen?’

Even those who didn’t like McGurk had to admit that he had a formidable intellect — and was a hard worker. He was also a gifted writer, no surprise as he had clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. His rise mirrored that of an Iraqi politician named Nouri al-Maliki, one careerist helping the other. That is McGurk’s tragedy — and Iraq’s.


McGurk’s critics say his lack of Arabic meant he missed the vicious, sectarian undertones of what al-Maliki was saying in meetings right from the start. Translators censored or failed to keep up. Like many Americans in Iraq, McGurk was deaf to what was happening around him.

Al-Maliki was the consequence of two mistakes by the U.S. How much McGurk had to do with them remains in dispute. The first mistake was the ’80 Percent Solution’ for ruling Iraq. The Sunni Arabs were mounting a bloody insurgency, but they were just 20% of the population.

The theory was that you could run Iraq with the Kurds and the Shiites. The second error was to identify the Shiites with hardline, religious parties backed by Iran. Al-Maliki, a member of the religious Da’wa Party, was the beneficiary of this.”

In a piece in HuffPost in May 2022 by Akbar Shahid Ahmed, titled “Biden’s Top Middle East Advisor ‘Torched the House and Showed Up With a Firehose,’” McGurk is described by a colleague, who asked not to be named, as “the most talented bureaucrat they’ve ever seen, with the worst foreign policy judgment they’ve ever seen.”

McGurk, like others in the Biden administration, is bizarrely focused on what comes after Israel’s genocidal campaign, rather than trying to halt it.

McGurk proposed denying humanitarian aid and refusing to implement a pause in the fighting in Gaza until all the Israeli hostages were freed.

Biden and his three closest policy advisors have called for the Palestinian Authority —  an Israeli puppet regime that is reviled by most Palestinians — to take control of Gaza once Israel finishes leveling it. 

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan aboard Air Force One with President Joe Biden on March 13, 2023, en route to North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego, California. (White House/ Adam Schultz)

They have called on Israel — since Oct. 7 — to take steps towards a two-state solution, a plan rejected in an humiliating public rebuke to the Biden White House by Netanyahu. 

The Biden White House spends more time talking to the Israelis and Saudis, who are being lobbied to normalize relations with Israel and help rebuild Gaza, than the Palestinians, who are at best, an afterthought.

It believes the key to ending Palestinian resistance is found in Riyadh, summed up in a top-secret document peddled by McGurk called the “Jerusalem-Jeddah Pact,” the HuffPost reported.

It is unable or unwilling to curb Israel’s bloodlust, which included missile strikes in a residential neighborhood in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday that killed five military advisors from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and a drone attack in South Lebanon on Sunday, which killed two senior members of Hezbollah.

These Israeli provocations will not go unanswered, evidenced by the ballistic missiles and rockets launched on Sunday by militants in western Iraq that targeted U.S. personnel stationed at the al-Assad Airbase.

The Alice-in-Wonderland idea that once the slaughter in Gaza ends, a diplomatic pact between Israel and Saudi Arabia will be the key to regional stability, is stupefying. 

Israel’s genocide, and Washington’s complicity, is shredding U.S. credibility and influence, especially in the Global South and the Muslim world. It ensures another generation of enraged Palestinians — whose families have been obliterated and whose homes have been destroyed — seeking vengeance.  

The policies embraced by the Biden administration not only blithely ignore the realities in the Arab world, but the realities of an extremist Israeli state that, with Congress bought and paid for by the Israel lobby, couldn’t care less what the Biden White House dreams up.

Israel has no intention of creating a viable Palestinian state.

Its goal is the ethnic cleansing of the 2.3 million Palestinians from Gaza and the annexation of Gaza by Israel. And when Israel is done with Gaza, it will turn on the West Bank, where Israeli raids now occur on an almost nightly basis and where thousands have been arrested and detained without charge since Oct. 7. 

Those running the show in the Biden White House are chasing after rainbows. The march of folly led by these four blind mice perpetuates the cataclysmic suffering of the Palestinians, stokes a regional war and presages another tragic and self-defeating chapter in the two decades of U.S. military fiascos in the Middle East.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for 15 years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East bureau chief and Balkan bureau chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning NewsThe Christian Science Monitor and NPR.  He is the host of show The Chris Hedges Report.

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34 comments for “Chris Hedges: Four Horsemen of Gaza’s Apocalypse

  1. gcw919
    January 23, 2024 at 10:53

    Mr Fish has hit a homerun with his 4 Horsemen. It says all that is needed to say about the blood-crazed monsters who run our so-called foreign policy.

  2. January 23, 2024 at 10:40

    Those who pushed hatred of Trump so intensely should not complain about Biden.
    Mr. Hedges speaks Arabic fluently. He should be appealing to Hamas to either fight out in the open, away from the women and children, or surrender to end the war. Either choice would end the war.

    • CaseyG
      January 24, 2024 at 12:45

      I doubt if Hamas surrendering would do anything–except have Netanyahu promise to work with them —but murder them all as soon as they surrendered. Biden , Blinken and the Netanyahu gang would certainly celebrate—but we the people would never forgive them, and neither would much of the Middle East.

  3. January 23, 2024 at 10:12

    The first disqualification for leadership is the desire to be a leader. The second disqualification for leadership on issues is the certainty of one’s ideological position. And yet, these are the very qualities that have the greatest power to create political and economic ‘leaders’. As long as these things are true (and they seem perpetually true), there is little chance for a world of compromise and (non-religious) communion; ‘leaders’ will always thrive on the suffering they create.

  4. Sam F
    January 23, 2024 at 07:50

    An excellent article as always by Chris Hedges. Blinken, Sullivan, and McGurk are worse than fools.
    The exposure of Biden’s career of dependency upon zionist bribes is new and devastating.
    This is tantamount to treason, far worse and with far better evidence than the Russiagate scam.
    Only when politics and mass media are insulated from money power can we restore democracy.
    Only when debate is balanced and well informed can democracy work (see CongressOfDebate dorcom).

  5. B. Devlin
    January 22, 2024 at 21:19

    this is about conflicts of interests….the war industry media complex…Blinken, investment interests….see “open secrets”….Austin, too…..Biden…..supporting war industry and stocks…Wall Street….greedy capitalists/warmongers…then bombing the heck out of everyone….gotta keep the industry goin…
    do the people in that photo look like they have bombs, planes, missiles, drones?….
    not political science…just plain capitalist greedy warmongers as in the Vietnam destruction…backwardness of the 1950s 60s mindset…with total irreversible extinction upon us all….the edge of the cliff…and imbeciles running things….

    Clare Daly, Irish Member of European Parliament, has called out “Butcher Biden” in a speech on Jan. 16…a clear Irish voice, not mincing words…:


  6. LarcoMarco
    January 22, 2024 at 20:18

    Today, I received a mass email from Cong. Ro Khanna: “I spent the weekend in New Hampshire to support a volunteer-led write-in campaign to help Joe Biden win at tomorrow’s New Hampshire primary. Voters in the Granite State understand that defeating Trump in 2024 starts with a big victory for Biden in New Hampshire.” This from a man who allegedly supports a cease-fire in Gaza…

  7. LeoSun
    January 22, 2024 at 15:48

    * “The dark and distant drumming. The pounding of the hooves. The silence of everything that moves. Late at night you’ll see them. Decked out in shiny jewels. The coming of the caravan of fools,” i.e., “Four Horsemen of Gaza’s Apocalypse.”

    …….. “In short, these four men are grossly incompetent. They join the club of other clueless leaders, such as those who waltzed into the suicidal slaughter of World War One, waded into the quagmire of Vietnam or who orchestrated the series of recent military debacles in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine.” Chris Hedges; AND,

    Mr. Fish’s canvas of “Horsemen,” aka “BLOOD BROTHERS,” are, depicted in song: “Love and devotion. Deep as any ocean. Don’t play by anybody’s rules. With your carousel of horses; and, your unforeseen forces, you’re running with the caravan of fools. Caravan of fools, caravan of fools. You’re running with the caravan of fools.” John Prine

    …….. “I’d like to put a disclaimer on any likeness to the current administration is purely accidental.” John Prine’s, final album, The Tree of Forgiveness, was released on April 13, 2018, before his death on April 7, 2020.

    * “Caravan of Fools.” hxxps://

    ……. “Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Chemical Weapons. Western military forces carried out air raids across western Syria in the predawn hours Saturday, obliterating Syrian government targets related to President Bashar Assad’s deadly chemical weapons program. The operation, which was fairly limited in its scope, opens a perilous new chapter in the Syrian civil war and risks dragging the U.S. further into the blood-soaked conflict, now in its eighth year.” (April, 13, 2018).

    As herein articulated by Chris Hedges & illuminated by Mr. Fish, the “Blood Brothers” are da gangstas in Gaza, running their war on terra. It’s a colossal killing campaign that the USG’s POTUS has zero intention of ceasing funds and/or fire power for. The Party of War is in the WH shufflin’ the deck, propping-up the resident political corpse, posing as POTUS, masquerading as human, preppin’ him/HER for Re-Selection, 2024. “Ya want it darker?”

    “Keep It Lit!” Ciao

  8. Carolyn/Cookie out west
    January 22, 2024 at 13:58

    Biden wants re-election at all costs….if he sees the tide turning against him, as with more and more young protestors who are pro-Palestinian then he will halt his policies that he has at this time with Israel…meanwhile, Ukraine is being destroyed and the cause should be identified as Biden and his administration….What ever happened to Russiagate phony news? Nothing. Since Never Trump blinds people on the Left, middle or wherever Democrats are. And all the mass media is in the hands of Dems, who control the narrative ….
    The Democratic party has become a war machine aboard under the guise of trying to bring democracy to others. We already know via Consortsium the hatred of anything Republican, but look in the mirror folks.

    • J Anthony
      January 23, 2024 at 06:41

      Let’s not disregard the influence of FOX, which is part of corporate mass-media but from the right. The other networks may be more centrist or liberal, but FOX is all over the place, playing non-stop on the over-head screens at biker-bars, gyms, car-repair places, even doctor’s offices. And most of the readers here, from what I’ve gathered over the last few years, are more left-leaning than any democrat or liberal of today, and holds Biden in as much contempt, if not more so, than Trump. Telling readers here to “look in the mirror” is pointless, as we are not the ones unable to self-reflect or critically-think. That’d be the partisan liberals and conservatives still caught-up in the futility of “lesser-of-two-evil” logic.

  9. AA from MD
    January 22, 2024 at 13:57

    Biden – “Imagine what it would say about humanity and the future of the 21st century if Israel were not sustained”

    Humanity – “Thank God”

  10. Will Durant
    January 22, 2024 at 13:43

    In re-reading the article I noted that Brett McGurk has a “formidable intellect.” If that’s the case, and in light of our foreign policy, perhaps we need someone with a less auspicious “intellect,” and a wholesome dollop of common sense, practicality and native intelligence–a plumber from Des Moines or an electrician from Boise or a middle school teacher from SLC–running the State Department and the NSC.

  11. Will Durant
    January 22, 2024 at 13:29

    How does one know that he or she is dealing with a fool?

    Easy. When things are going all to Hell, the fool will double down on his or her folly. When plans aren’t going to plan, the plan continues to be The Plan. That is how we know that Biden, Blinken, Sullivan, McGurk, Nuland, et. al., are fools.

    It says everything about the core rot at the heart of the political system of the United States of Amnesia (tip o’ the hat to Gore Vidal) that these people are considered to be the smartest people in the room.

    It is a bipartisan project, this folly, bred of the incestuous groupthink of the political class in what passes for “leadership” in this sick country. It will, of course, not end well for Ukraine, Israel or the U.S. Absent a fundamental course correction the world’s “indispensable nation” will continue its decline in prestige and influence. The long arc of human history illustrates the fate of nations that persist in their folly, double down on their delusions. There are NO exceptions.

    • Sam F
      January 23, 2024 at 07:18

      The core rot of the US political system and mass media is control by money power, more than just folly. Tyrants are elevated by money power, and scammers in office do as told with the appearance of folly.

  12. Carolyn L Zaremba
    January 22, 2024 at 13:26

    You have to stop the continuation of a system with only two parties who share the same capitalist and imperialist goals. No working person should support either of these disgusting parties.

  13. Jeff Harrison
    January 22, 2024 at 12:56

    Two decades of military fiascos in the ME?!?! Only two? C’mon Chris, you know better than that.

  14. Anon
    January 22, 2024 at 12:41

    It’$ the White Man’s burden to help in convertin’
    Those infidel peoples from darkness to light..
    Each emergin’ nation needs civilization…
    So… the White brings the light to the sad troglodyte!

  15. Lois
    January 22, 2024 at 11:47

    I am wondering what your thoughts are for the upcoming US Presidential election. To vote for Biden after watching him facilitate the genocide in Gaza seems unbearable, to vote for Trump is unthinkable and not to vote is a vote for Trump. I’m at a loss.

    • Jeff Harrison
      January 22, 2024 at 12:59

      Personally, I suspect I’m going to vote for a write in candidate named None of the Above.

    • CaseyG
      January 22, 2024 at 19:25

      Hello Lois:

      I am considering the writing in of the name Alfred E. Neuman (from seeing an old MAD magazine)—–We already have 2 clowns running so we might as well make it 3. Both currently are liars too, and both seem to be more and more forgetful and brainless by the day. I’m sure that a cartoon character would be so much better than the current Dem and GOPer

      The government killed JFK—- 61 years ago, and after that America seemed to be less and less a real nation. I wonder how long it takes to hit bottom?

      Let us sing—-” My country tis i see , Land of hypocrisy..” : (

      • LarcoMarco
        January 23, 2024 at 23:34

        For the blessings of civilisation you brought us
        The lessons you’ve taught us;
        The ruin you’ve wrought us;
        Oh see what our trust in America got us.
        My country ’tis of thy people you’re dying.
        — Buffy Sainte-Marie, 1966

  16. Drew Hunkins
    January 22, 2024 at 11:12

    Once again Israel is dragging Washington into another pointless war.

    It’s Yemen now.

    Unless we do something it’ll be Lebanon and Iran next.

    The Zionist supremacists MUST be exposed and confronted every step of the way. They’re slick liars, telegenic, and extremely powerful but we must find the courage to call out these animals!

  17. January 22, 2024 at 10:44

    Memo to Biden, Blinken, McGurk & Sullivan: Genocide is not kosher. hxxps://

    • mary-lou
      January 22, 2024 at 15:41

      as is very well explained in this conversation between Miko Peled and well-versed NY rabbi David Feldman – hxxps://

  18. January 22, 2024 at 10:41

    It never ceases to amaze me how so many people bitch about Russian interference in our politics while ignoring the overwhelming Israeli interference in our politics. In comparison with Israelis, the Russians are amateurs.

    And in the mean time, everyone discounts U.S. interference with the politics of every other nation on earth (except, of course, those who live in the countries interfered with).

    • J Anthony
      January 23, 2024 at 06:49

      Indeed, we’ve come to a point where the hypocrisy is so blatant and shameless, so thick in the air, you can cut it with a knife. I’m 49 and have been following politics closely for the last 15 years; it’s always been pretty bad, but today it’s worse than ever.

  19. Lois Gagnon
    January 22, 2024 at 10:34

    It seems the US was always a fool’s paradise. Born of the myth of white European settler superiority over the natives, it has proceeded to reign down oppression, exploitation and death on anyone who disagrees with that perception. How does anyone disabuse these true believers of their illusions? All life on earth may depend on it.

    • mary-lou
      January 22, 2024 at 15:45

      great article (looong read), explaining the tremendous influence of the Tavistock Institute, its many think tanks and incredibly powerful lobbying-groups – hxxp://

  20. Em
    January 22, 2024 at 10:33

    Joe Biden DOES NOT rely on advisors….
    He has always been one of them, only today he is no longer capable of being aware enough to see his own truth, let alone be the self-anointed leader of the ‘free world’!

  21. Brisa07
    January 22, 2024 at 10:18

    500,000 Palestinians in Gaza at immediate risk of death from starvation. Another few months of the Israeli siege and they will be dead. It’s getting more and more difficult to deny the implementation of systematic genocide.

    • Bruce Edgar
      January 22, 2024 at 19:27

      Yes. Not to mention the psychological injuries sustained by those who make it out at last. White House intransigence on this will never be forgiven by everyone… Except, perhaps, by the majority of Americans who have their heads in the sand. Damn, it’s just like the mainstream apathy of the early to middle Viet Nam years.

  22. Drew Hunkins
    January 22, 2024 at 09:57

    “Joe Biden relies on advisors who believe in the West’s civilizing mission to the “lesser breeds” of the earth to formulate his policies towards Israel and the Middle East.”

    Nah, nah. The advisors who are running the show are Nuland and Blinken: Jewish supremacists. They don’t necessarily believe in civilizing missions, they believe in annihilating any perceived threat to the hegemonic sadistic land-grabbing racist artificial state of Israel.

    • Charles E. Carroll
      January 22, 2024 at 13:56

      So true!

  23. AGrowingEpidemicOfHubris
    January 22, 2024 at 05:44

    “They see Europe, the United States and Israel as involved in a clash of civilizations between the enlightened West and a barbaric Middle East.”

    They are engaged in colonialism.

    “Joe Biden’s inner circle of strategists for the Middle East — Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan and Brett McGurk” continue to reflect the purposes of “The United States of America including Israel and others” and hence do not restrict their purpose to Western Asia.

    The present resistence in Gaza and elsewhere is a form of anti-colonialism facilitated by and practiced from The Treaty of Versailles onwards and hence it is a component of a world-wide clash of cultures not restricted to four horsemen misrepresented as “civilisations” in hope of obfuscation.

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