Posted Apr 18, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Marty; you are right. William Kristol is a very dangerous neocon who is only intent on wasting American lives to defend Israel in the Middle East. He has become not conservative but ruthlessly a warmonger. He put out an open letter against Trump because he wanted to pull troops out of the Middle East. I went to a Trump rally to listen to him first hand. I must say that my opinion of him was changed to a respectful supporter.
He said the border between Turkey and Syria has been in dispute for 1,000 years and these people have been fighting without end and we have no business there trying to win a war that was unwinnable. He said when he came to office a general said he needed more troops in the Middle East and Trump said he fired him. I was impressed.
Just my change of mind when I took the time to listen to him without the media spin.
All the best
REPLY: William Kristol’s magazine shut down. Kristol’s conservative magazine that was against Trump did so because he was a neocon who wanted to spill American blood to alter the Middle East to protect Israel in a way that could never be accomplished. He wrote the book to justify the Iraq War. I knew Kristol personally. I found him arrogant and unwilling to change his position. What he called “conservativism” was extreme right-wing dominate the world stuff.
I have stated that the neocons will support the Democrats who are no means economically conservative provided they will support invading the Middle East and spilling American blood for his theory. His open letter stated:
“The Republican party allowed Donald Trump to capture it in 2016. This has been, I trust you agree, very bad for our country. As for the party, I’m not sure we’ll ever get it back on path to a decent and healthy American conservatism. It would be bad if Democrats went down a parallel path. America deserves better than a choice between an authoritarian populist of the right and a socialist populist of the left.”
Kristol is by no means an economic conservative. He will accept anyone who will invade the Middle East. His magazine shut down because he is so focused on invading the Middle East and has no respect for American soldiers or the economy. His magazine, which was once influential, shut down because of this extremist neocon view. He has been against Trump solely because of his pulling back troops from the Middle East.
Kristol is by no means an economic conservative. He is only interested in invading Arab countries for Israel. Kristol has openly said he is voting for Joe Biden. He knows Trump is against war and the Democrats will always engage in war if the price is right. Obama was given the peace prize for just being the first Black President. He then advocated invading Syria and numerous military actions. Obama was trying to carry out the agenda of the neocons.