Mearsheimer rustling everyone's jimmies

Those of you familiar with John Mearsheimer already know to expect him to express some heterodox views. Regime operatives and their fellow travelers will be blind with rage. Everyone else will find some interesting points. The Q&A session at the end is also worthwhile. Teaser quote: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on 29 September 2023 that “The Middle East region is quieter today than it has been in two decades.”

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Jake Sullivan :yawning_face:

Rustling whose “jimmies”? This is the classic leftist antisemitism line. “Apartheid”…”Openair prison” after 2006.(Altho. 45K of them were coming into Israel to work every day🤔) “Having “settlers” in Gaza was a “nightmare”? It doesn’t seem to have been a nightmare for those Israelis UNTIL their own government came in and bulldozed their homes. And um, WHO has repeatedly rejected a two-state solution—I mean, for nearly a hundred years now?
Oh and the crowning glory; “
“Iran got away with actually attacking Israel in April! “ The good prof can barely conceal his admiration/ glee!
(….Yuh: who LET ‘em get way with it, but our own ol’ “I’ll do ANYTHING for the Muslim vote” Prez Bygone? )

This appropriately-named gent is just another Jew-hater. SO glad to have heard this, really, it’s always good to get all of then enemy’s strength concentrated in one place.

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Concur. Taints everything he says.

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Well, yours, by the look of it.

I think you’ve read some things into the speech that aren’t there — not to say that I endorse all his views. I agree that it is good to see unvarnished opposing views. Reactions to them are also revelatory.

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Mearsheimer continues to be a reliably predictable purveyor of Putin’s worldview.

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It might be helpful to share what you understand as “Putin’s worldview”.

As best I can understand it, democratically-elected (in an election that was apparently relatively free from the kind of nonsense we have to endure in the US) President Putin seems to be aiming to end conflicts in Europe by having a kind of updated Peace of Westphalia – where every country agrees not to interfere in other countries internal business and not to threaten other countries (eg by expanding aggressive NATO).

My guess is that the majority of the citizens of the US would vote for that kind of Peace of Westphalia if the choice were put before them in a truly democratic plebiscite.

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Indeed. If Mearsheimer said what he said in the video about any country other than Israel, I wonder how many people would call him a fill-in-the-blank hater? Anyway, this is one of the reasons why I’ve checked out of (American) politics and patriotism…I’m sick and tired of the BS, lies and manipulation on all sides…“they” have managed to make me not care anymore…and that’s quite an accomplishment.

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Mearsheimer is not a Jew hater in general. He hates AIPAC and the Israel lobby.

Let’s not conflate criticism of Israel with criticism of Jews.

70 percent of American Jews vote left. I hate how Jews vote

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Maybe Mearsheimer is a Jew hater but it’s irrelevant.

His criticism of the Israel lobby is valid.

He also has not been harsh enough about Hamas.

We need to focus on geopolitics and ignore religion

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Free America from AIPAC!

Even American Jews didn’t care about Israel until after its impressive victory in 1967.

It’s the sandy Koufax effect.

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How about before we focus on geopolitics and the security of other countries, we focus on securing our own &#^@ country including the southern border?

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When 95% media control isn’t enough, one employs ballot stuffing and changes to the constitution to be “democratically”-elected:

Domestic terrorism and wars also help boost Putin’s popularity - along with arresting or killing all potential contenders for presidency.

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Same thing happens in the West.

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Does it? Got examples?

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I’d probably be more upset at the idea of ballot stuffing in general if I thought that choosing one party over the other actually made a difference.

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9/11, war on terror

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Tell me, was Osama bin Laden a Dem or a Rep political operative?

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He was probably an operative (or a patsy) of the American deep state and/or uniparty.

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You don’t go down to DC very often, do you?

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