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The Protocols of Pat Buchanan ...And the LewRockwell, Hate-America Right.
FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2006 | FrontPage Magazine

Posted on 07/21/2006 5:53:01 AM PDT by SJackson

Since the outbreak of the Hezbollah-Israeli conflict, Pat Buchanan and other paleoconservatives have made themselves true exponents of populism: the Jew-baiting, conspiracy-driven demagoguery of 1890s agrarians.

In two columns, posted at WorldNetDaily this week, Buchanan accused President Bush of being a puppet of nefarious Jewish warmongers. Outlets of the Hate America Right – especially Paul Craig Roberts and LewRockwell.com – have joined him, and then some.

Nothing sets Buchanan’s imagination racing like a Bush-backed Israeli war. On Tuesday, Pat asked, “Who is whispering in his ear?” His answer: bloodthirsty Hebrews.

That Tel Aviv is maneuvering us to fight its wars is understandable. That Americans are ignorant of, or complicit in this, is deplorable.

This occurred after “Israel instructed the United States to terminate all aid to the Palestinian Authority,” and “Our Crawford cowboy meekly complied.” In an overtly ethnic reference, he added, “Bush sounded less like the leader of the Free World than some bellicose city councilman from Brooklyn Heights.”

In Thursday’s column, entitled “No, This is Not ‘Our War,’” Buchanan writes America is “impotent” because “we have allowed Israel to dictate to whom we may and may not talk.”

Worse, blood-drenched Jews are using America equipment to commit war crimes. “Israeli airstrikes [are] an outlawed form of collective punishment, that has left [Hezbollah supporters] with no sanitation, rotting food, impure water and days without light or electricity in the horrible heat of July.” (Days without light in July?)

He sagely concludes: “And we wonder why they hate us.”

So effusive was his most recent offering that Pat felt a need to add halfway down the article, “None of this is written in defense of Hamas, Hezbollah, or Iran.”

No, but it’s all designed to smear the Jews and paint the terrorists as the victims rather than the aggressors and sole instigators of this war. He accomplishes this by highlighting only Muslim suffering – which Israel has taken extraordinary lengths to avoid – while ignoring the daily panic that fills the heart of an average Israeli boarding a bus, attending a wedding, or lunching at a corner deli.

He does this by overlooking the fact that Hezbollah and other Muslim terrorist groups hide in residential neighborhoods to maximize the number of innocent civilians killed by IDF retaliation in the hopes the world media will highlight Israeli “brutality” – as Pat has so willingly obliged.

Buchanan keeps mum that Hezbollah terrorist are blocking Lebanese civilians from evacuating southern Lebanon, making members of this largely Christian nation human shields. Islamist terrorists targeted fellow Arabs and Muslims in Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia – why would this surprise Pat?

Pat makes genocidal lunatics the moral superiors of Binyamin Netanyahu by claiming, for instance, that “there is no solid proof Iran is in violation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which it has signed, but Israel refuses to sign.”

All of this is perpetrated with the single aim of making Israel an international pariah, his pastime for decades – one other paleocons share, few more than LewRockwell.com.

That paleocon paradise has become a hub of the Hate Israel, Hate America Right. On Wednesday, Butler Schaffer, a – what else? – professor at the Southwestern University School of Law, wrote, “Wars are intentionally put together by two or more states to enhance their power interests.” “the United States was a clear wrongdoer” in Vietnam and bewailed “the terrorism practiced upon the same people by the United States to reduce the Iraqi people to obedience.”

LR.com columnist Jim Lobe gave this deadly conspiracy a Jewish face, writing, “[T]he neo-cons have succeeded in aligning U.S. policy with the right-wing government in Israel, a key goal going back to the first Likud government of the late Menahim Begin.”

When Israel – finally – responded to years of terrorist provocations, LR columnist and professor Christopher Westley discovered the problem is the existence of Israel itself. “[T]he existence of a state overrides whatever mutually beneficial arrangements that might otherwise promote civilization” between Jews and Islamist murderers. He quickly notes, “To argue this has nothing to do with love or hate for Israel,” because “you can love Israel without equating it with the Israeli state.” Still, Israel “must know that governments cannot kill and dismember the innocent without creating blowback later. It also applies to the U.S., which funds Israel’s military.”

Chris Floyd, a columnist for the Moscow Times, posted a mock “Imperial Edict” allowing “our most steadfast and faithful satrap, Ehud Agrippa” to “continue his destruction of the Arab rabble.”

William S. Lind seems positively disposed to Hezbollah’s “brilliantly conducted raid” because, as a terrorist gang, its popularity is “pushing the Arab and larger Islamic worlds further away from the state.” And “One can only imagine how [shelling Israel] resonated world-wide with people who are often bombed but can never bomb back.”

Eric Margolis assessed the conflict as Israeli “revenge,” because Hezbollah was “the only Arab military force to ever defeat Israel.” More importantly, terrorist kidnappings were merely “a gesture to help the embattled Palestinians.”

All this appeared at the website that prominently featured of Lyndons Larouche associate Karen Kwiatkowski, published the columns of Cindy Sheehan, and rallied with leftists. (Pat Buchanan’s rag, The American Conservative, also published Kwiatkowski; not Sheehan, though.)

LewRockwell.com is also the home of former assistant secretary of the treasury and right-wing nutcase Paul Craig Roberts. In March, LR posted a piece by PCR insinuating a “’black opts’ [sic.] group will orchestrate [an] attack” on America “in order to gain a pretext for attacking Iran.” As recently as last month, he reaffirmed America had a secret plan to nuke Iran.

In response to Israeli defense, Roberts noted some neocons, “mostly Jew,” had been accused of “dual loyalties.” In fact, the kidnapping of the IDF soldiers was all a Jewish conspiracy. Shrewd Jews knew removing Saddam from power “would open the door for Israel to provoke attacks from Hizbollah.” Besides, “what is decried as ‘Arab terrorism against Israel’ is, in fact, the only tactic Muslims have for calling the world’s attention to the plight of the Palestinians.”

David Duke liked that article, just as he defended Cindy Sheehan. Holocaust deniers also linked to articles by Roberts (and Buchanan).

What more eloquent testimony can one hope for than seeing anti-Semites recognize their own?

Since the onset of the war, Roberts and LewRockwell.com have lashed out at “the crazed David Horowitz.” Thomas DiLorenzo reveals the original sin of the “(supposedly) former Commie”: he likes Abraham Lincoln.

The real sin David Horowitz commits is that he recognizes a moral distinction between terrorists who cross international borders to kidnap soldiers – in order to secure the release of convicted Muslim terrorists, including a child murderer – and a long-overdue response by a freedom-loving state aimed at ending the endless cycle of victimization negotiating with terrorists inevitably inspires.

Some of Lew Rockwell’s cohorts didn’t comprehend this during the Cold War, some did, including Buchanan and Roberts. None of them comprehend it when the principle is applied to the Jewish State, implying something else is clouding their reasoning.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; antiwarright; buchanan; dajooooooooooooooooz; globaljihad; gwot; hezbollah; islam; islamicterrorism; israel; jihad; lewrockwell; muslim; paleocons; patbuchanan; terror; terrorism; waronterror; wot
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To: SJackson
The left used to praise Hitler as one of their own, now they call him "right wing".   Labels are easy to flip around and principles aren't.   That's why it's easy say that Buchanan and other big government welfare tax'n'spend types should be considered conservative.
41 posted on 07/21/2006 8:00:47 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: wideawake
I wouldn’t agree with that characterization. It is sloppy, and it’s possible it could be malicious. Personally, I view individual Vatican statements as largely irrelevant politically, though they can be opinion shaping. I do think the Vatican practices moral equivalency with regard to the conflict, an ongoing dispute between the Vatican and Israel which I’m not all that interested in getting into on this thread, but I don’t think that’s based on any historical toward Jews, rather an institutional bias against Israel, a state in an area they’d like to influence with which they’ve had choppy diplomatic relations.

Personally I wouldn’t characterize Horowitz or Frontpage as anti-Catholic based on that blog entry, but I admit I don’t consider Hillary an anti-semite either.

42 posted on 07/21/2006 8:06:26 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I used to like Pat, because I saw him as a staunch anti-Communist and pro-lifer.

By the time he was openly embracing Lenora Fulani - a Marxist abortion maximalist - I was already long gone from his camp.

But it is depressing to see a man I once respected become so overcome with Jew-hatred and hatred of economic freedom.

It would be easy to call him crazy - yet his unhingement doesn't come from a chemical imbalance or a brain injury, but things which can effect anyone: self-importance and bitterness.

43 posted on 07/21/2006 8:07:02 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: wideawake
BTW, I could be wrong, but I think Tom Roeser is the father of Chicago's own Ed Roeser

Learn something every day :>)

44 posted on 07/21/2006 8:07:41 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Matchett-PI

Doesn't get much national attention, but he's worth an occasional read.


45 posted on 07/21/2006 8:08:09 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: bella1
Yes, I used to be a fan of Pat's back when he was railing against communism and the Soviet Union. Some time around the time when he decided he might be a better president than Reagan I began to wonder about him. When he ran against the George Herbert Walker Bush, I knew he was willing to risk it all for conservatives to serve his own ego. His anit-semitism and weird sophistries first started bothering me when he wrote in one of his books that the war with Hitler was unnecessary. Hello, Hitler declared war on the US, Pat. There is a real pattern to Pat's thinking. If it hurts Jews, it's good. He even wanted the US taxpayer to keep funding Hamas when they came to power...this from a man who always opposed any foreign aid. Why? It would hurt the Jews. The man attempts to hide his bigotry behind a genial laugh, but he is a stone cold anti-semite. He's the type of person that Buckley kicked out of the Right long ago.
46 posted on 07/21/2006 8:09:01 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Knowledge is power, so the MSM makes sure the terrorists have our classified info.)
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To: veronica
No, it goes like this.

Pat's not an anti-semite. He even had a relative who died at Auschwitz. He fell out of the guard tower.

47 posted on 07/21/2006 8:11:33 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Knowledge is power, so the MSM makes sure the terrorists have our classified info.)
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To: SJackson

A reasonable assessment - your reference to the Vatican being frustrated by its inability to exert geopolitical influence in favor of the Catholic communities in Israel, Lebanon and Syria is insightful.


48 posted on 07/21/2006 8:12:00 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: wideawake

I was also thinking about the internalization of Jerusalem under UN auspices. Obviously it will never happen, but the UN still holds on to the idea, that's the underlying reason nations moved their embassies out of Jerusalem. It's one of the prime reasons the Vatican delayed recognizing the State of Israel until the mid 90s. I'm sure the idea, and resentment, still rattles around some Vatican hallways.


49 posted on 07/21/2006 8:15:53 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: wideawake

What gets me is that he is still on TV and is seen as one of the main voices of the Right ....


50 posted on 07/21/2006 8:18:19 AM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie
It is incredibly annoying - but it is perfect for the Left.

Here is a guy who was in the Reagan White House, was considered for years to be the standard-bearer for the right wing of the Republican Party, and was considered by many to be a conservative's conservative.

Now that he's completely abandoned all his principles and deeply embraced the Left, he still insists that he is a conservative and the Left can show footage of him at the '92 convention, show footage of him working with Reagan and walking with Nixon, etc. to "prove" his assertion.

51 posted on 07/21/2006 8:23:15 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: bella1
I can't stand him anymore.

And Joe Sobran is not too far behind him.
52 posted on 07/21/2006 8:36:22 AM PDT by Deo volente
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To: woofie
What gets me is that he is still on TV and is seen as one of the main voices of the Right

PJB is paraded by the MSM as an example of what the mainstream conservative movement in America represents. Never mind that he never received more than 1% of the popular vote. They do it to scare the so called moderates. Pat's ego prevents him from seeing that he's nothing more than a useful idiot to them.

Does he still drive a Mercedes while lecturing us about buying American?

53 posted on 07/21/2006 8:41:26 AM PDT by Mase
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To: theFIRMbss

While I certainly wouldn't place Jerry Pournelle amongst the Lew Rockwells, Justin Raimondos and Pat Buchanans of the world (I like and respect Pournelle), that is a strained analogy if I ever heard one.


54 posted on 07/21/2006 9:49:49 AM PDT by JURB
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To: SJackson

I'm incredulous that Rockwell is publishing Cindy Sheehan stuff.


55 posted on 07/21/2006 10:06:58 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Conservative Goddess

It's always my fault. I'm used to it. LOL

As much as I have admired Pat for years, he's just plain wrong on this.


56 posted on 07/21/2006 10:34:20 AM PDT by Badray (CFR my ass. There's not too much money in politics. There's too much money in government hands.)
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To: SJackson

From his public comments, I believe Pat Buchanan is an anti-Jewish bigot. I can't go into detail as it was a long time ago and I don't want to get sued, but I also have personal information from a trusted friend who knew him that greatly supports this view.


57 posted on 07/21/2006 10:36:01 AM PDT by SupplySider
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To: SJackson
The Protocols of Pat Buchanan ...And the LewRockwell, Hate-America Right.

I wondered if I was the only one who thought this. There is a deep undercurrent of Anti-Americanism about them lately.

In the case of Pat I think he has held a grudge from being rejected as a GOP presidential nominee. Also he seems to be more enamored of the Plato model of government with a philosopher king (with himself as king of course) then of a government of for and by the people.

58 posted on 07/21/2006 10:52:58 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: bella1
And to think I was once a fan of Buchanan

People change. Goldwater became a leftist on this late years, and Buchanan has come to despise our alliance with Israel

59 posted on 07/21/2006 11:00:27 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: bella1

I am hoping he develops Altzheimers so that his thinking improves.


60 posted on 07/21/2006 11:38:13 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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