T. Belman. You have to wonder why Trump appointed Mattis, McMaster and Tillerson.
Mattis thinks that Israel’s capital is Tel Aviv and supports the failed TSS. McMaster thinks Islam is a religion of peace. Tillerson also supports the TSS. Friedman and Kushner reject the TSS. This is a prescription for a fractious cabinet.
BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM, PJ MEDIA
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic.
Politico briefly explains why:
If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon — and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers.
As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist government. She came under fire for cultivating too close a relationship with the regime and for discouraging protests against it — and White House officials are voicing concerns about those decisions now.
This is putting it mildly. Back during the months leading to the June 30, 2013 revolution, Patterson — the “Brotherhood’s Stooge” as she was called by all, from news analysts to the Egyptian street — was arguably one of the most hated individuals by the millions of Egyptians who took to the streets against Morsi and the Brotherhood.
Not only did her face regularly appear next to Obama’s in placards; it sometimes appeared alone, indicating just how closely she was seen as supporting the Brotherhood. It should be noted that these were not isolated sightings, as shown by the number of different placards and signs:
â€œEvery piece of land given away is interpreted as just another stage towards the goal of elimination of the state of Israel,â€ he continued. â€œWe can see that from Gaza. â€˜It will turn into Hamastanâ€™ were the exact words that we, in the orange camp, used. [The colour orange was the symbol of the active protestors against the disengagement in Gaza.] So I decided to leave the ivory tower of academia.â€
Is Hatikvah another new party?
â€œNot exactly,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s a new movement. The National Union in Israel, with which I can be a part of and have no ideological conflict, consists mostly of religious people.Knesset members, eight wear kippot. Iâ€™m the ninth. The nationalist camp (known as the right) is so much larger, but people will not vote for a religious party because they want them to reflect other issues as well. I really want to create a gate for the secular right to join this camp. Now they feel they must vote for Likud. Some voted for [Avigdor] Lieberman [head of Yisrael Beitenu], mistakenly taking him for being right wing, but heâ€™s ready to establish a Palestinian state. He joined Kadima, and since the meeting at Sharm el-sheikh heâ€™s part of those agreeing to transfer $350 million to the Palestinian Authority to strengthen [PA President Mahmoud] Abbas. Releasing 200 prisoners just as a gesture.
â€œI really feel we need a …read more