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Macgregor on Israel Lobby’s Ownership of Pompeo and Bolton

Nov. 15, 2020 (EIRNS)—Douglas Macgregor certainly has enemies who fear what he might accomplish in his present position at the Pentagon, however long that may last. He is now being tarred with the brush of anti-Semitism, as shown in a CNN article posted on Friday, Nov. 13. “A new senior adviser at the Pentagon repeatedly said the United States’ support for Israel was the result of ‘Israeli lobby’ money and accused prominent officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, of becoming ‘very very rich,’ from their support for Israel,” the CNN report states at the outset.

CNN writes: “ ‘You have to look at the people that donate to those individuals,’ Macgregor said in a September 2019 interview when asked if then-national security adviser John Bolton and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wanted war with Iran. ‘Mr. Bolton has become very, very rich and is in the position he’s in because of his unconditional support for the Israeli lobby. He is their man on the ground, in the White House.... The same thing is largely true for Mr. Pompeo, he has aspirations to be President,’ he added. ‘He has his hands out for money from the Israeli lobby, the Saudis and others.’ ”

CNN continues: “An outspoken critic of American foreign policy and ‘endless’ wars, Macgregor also said the Israel lobby has ‘enormous influence’ on Congress and accused the lobby of wanting to instigate ‘military strikes’ with Iran in a 2012 interview with the Russian-state media network RT.”

CNN of course, doesn’t care to investigate what evidence there might be on the record about Pompeo and Bolton and their relationship to Israel. Pompeo is close to the neo-con Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and its executive director Mark Dubowitz. Bolton prior to becoming Trump’s National Security Advisor, was sponsored by Las Vegas casino king Sheldon Adelson, who tried to buy the GOP presidential nomination for Newt Gingrich in 2012 and is well known to be a funder of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank. But does CNN mention any of these obvious avenues for further investigation? Nope.

CNN is only interested in making Macgregor look bad and Bolton is all too willing to help. “I don’t respond to anti-Semites,” Bolton said through a spokesman when queried about Macgregor’s statements.

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