There are numerous reports where the current events surrounding President Obama’s push to paint Israel into a corner are specifically outlined and addressed with specificity. However, if you really want to understand what’s going on, you must reference the longer game as it has been domestically constructed and ignored by most media.
Those who have followed domestic U.S. pro-Palestinian activism over the past several years will be able to more easily understand current events against the larger backdrop.
First, it is critical to remember, the antagonistic left fully anticipated Secretary Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Therefore all of the current U.S. political maneuvers, as recently evidenced, must be viewed as increasingly desperate now that their long-term objectives have been cut off by the insurgent win of Donald Trump.
In short, the longer-term approach from the politically professional left, in conjunction with the political activism of the social justice warriors, has been to undermine Israel, and yet do so without visibility toward undermining Israel.
Winning elections required plausible deniability; simultaneously left-wing politicians needed to be able to hide behind willful blindness. And that approach was deemed critical if hiding the objective was to be successful.
An example of this behavior would be the Democrat Convention in Charlotte North Carolina in November 2012, when the DNC specifically left out support for Israel from their platform, and the DNC convention audience voiced support for that omission – yet the DNC, understanding the inherent political risk (sunlight), pretended the platform change was approved.
Secondly, less visible than the 2012 DNC visible voice-vote ruse, was the use of domestic social activists to assist the pro-Palestinian cause.
If you go back to the Dream Defenders of 2012, you find the origin for Black Lives Matter (BLM). Within the political organizational construct of BLM you can visibly see where the professional (domestic) racial justice community was used to advance the larger (international) pro-Palestine movement.
CTH was the first to identify the use of the radical-activist-left (BLM) to advance the cause of the various Islamic extremist groups – which includes Hamas and later (mid 2013) expanded to include support for the larger Muslim Brotherhood agenda.
By 2014 the Brotherhood agenda was sympathetic to the new Islamic extremist group ISIS, and as a direct connection we watched as Black Lives Matter began to showcase a similar sympathy. [ Baltimore Example ]
This is where you see Marc LaMont Hill leading a domestic activist group to visit the Palestinian Authority – SEE HERE – . This is also when you might remember seeing BLM begin waving Palestinian flags in various marches. Perceived oppression against the Palestinians was conflated with perceived oppression against blacks.
Take yourself back to the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri and you can find numerous examples where BLM supporters were simultaneously showing support for the Islamic State (ISIS). Underlying this visible support is the cornerstone support for the Palestinian Authority. Both activist sentiments are based on manipulation of the social justice theme. This is the connective tissue.
[ Again, here it’s important to remember all the various extremist elements of Islam are essentially franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS et al, are all variants (tynes) under the larger Brotherhood umbrella. ]
The BLM movement has connectivity to the “oppressed Palestinian cause“, via the underground network of social Islam which permeates the U.S. prison system.
U.S. prisons, especially federal prisons, are indoctrination machines for the Islamic faith; and, as a direct consequence of the mind-set involved therein, the prisons are also a fertile breeding ground for the extremist views of that faith…. ie. Radical Islam.
When you step back from staring directly at the the individual pixels you are able to grasp the larger picture that each element adds.
♦ There’s a DC based professional Palestinian political agenda being carried out within the Democrat party which also carries sympathy and alignment with the Muslim Brotherhood.
♦ Outside DC there’s a professional Palestinian political agenda being carried out within the Black Lives Matter movement (social justice warriors), which also carries sympathy and alignment with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Neither of these two groups support the political policies of the State of Israel. However, both of these groups depend on constructed plausible deniability, and obfuscation via willful blindness, in order to continue their larger objectives.
The Democrats in the U.S. congress play this political game of plausible deniability and willful blindness in order to hide their anti-Israel association and get themselves reelected. Again, remember the wise words of reformed leftist David Mamet:
…In order for liberals to continue advancing their espoused ideological belief systems, they must continually pretend not to know things…
When you grasp that these professional leftists fully expected to see Hillary Clinton win the presidency, you can understand how the larger path for her Israeli policy was already paved. Clinton would have been simple continuance of long existing strategic leftist policy leading to the ultimate erosion of the nation state of Israel.
Clinton’s loss is what immediately threw the political Muslim Brotherhood supporters, the pro-Palestinian-State team, into action.
Accepting this backdrop becomes the truest domestic context to understand the severity of action taken by President Obama, Secretary John Kerry, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power and Foreign Policy adviser Susan Rice.