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I have followed the writing of Richard Fernandez since not long after 9/11. His X handle is @wretchardthecat and he writes a regular column for PJ Media (The Belmont Club). Earlier today, when the Biden administration started kinda-sorta calling for a pause in hostilities, my immediate thought was, “Someone must have realized that the Israelis really mean to do it this time – they mean to eliminate Hamas entirely.”
A little while ago Richard Fernandez posted three tweets in quick succession.
- Nasrallah seems to be signaling that he won’t rescue Hamas. The Iranian cavalry is not coming. The western left may still be able to save them.
- The political pressure is on to save Hamas in Gaza
- The tunnel war in Gaza extends way underground to Western political institutions. The dark money moles never rest.
The “million-man Palestinian march” being planned in the U.K. for November 11th is said to include plans to bus in protestors from all over the country. The money and organizations to do such things don’t appear out of thin air. Someone is funding it and working on the logistics.
Nothing about a ceasefire will lead to peace – it will only lengthen the conflict by ensuring that both combatants live to fight another day.
Add to this the recent history of multiple Democrat administrations bowing and scraping and, ultimately, funding the Iranians. And the widespread pro-genocide protests all over the West. Something about it all undermines the simplistic narrative that the Iranians are the baddies who foment violence while the West is virtuously against all of that. There’s plenty of immigrants from the middle east to account for some of the anti-Israel hysteria but you have to admit that it’s far more than just middle eastern immigrants. The foaming and frothing is not confined to immigrants at all.
And the irrational determination to fund war in Ukraine? The insistence that the funding of Israel and Ukraine be coupled? That’s weird.
One is left with the unmistakable impression that what we are witnessing in Gaza is almost a mirage or a kind of theater really, but it is not the true conflict itself. As if it might just be a reflection of something else, something deeper, that has erupted to the surface in ways not entirely anticipated by those with their greasy fingers on the levers of power.
What could that deeper something be? It occurs to me, even as I’m writing this, that one possible explanation is that both the Iranians and the Ukrainians have kompromat on Western politicos and that the inexplicability of what is being done on the world stage by the U.S. is related to petty pocket lining more than anything like the actual national interest of the United States. The Iranians don’t want to tempt their own fate after their attack dog overreached, so they are putting the screws to Biden to bail them out by reminding him of what they know. That is, of course, a total swag on my part. I’m just trying to make sense of events.
Something is not adding up. I don’t know what it is exactly, but my spidey sense is telling me that nothing is what it seems right now.
Is anyone else getting that vibe?Published in