I think what's important about the Freeman win for the Jews was that the entire matter was set up as a test for Obama. Freeman was clearly too honest to be acceptable to the Jews. It was as if the Old American Establishment threw down the gauntlet and asked Obama the question: who is in charge of American foreign policy, the President of the United States, or the Prime Minister of Israel? Having Admiral Blair re-endorse Freeman just before Freeman pulled out made the answer to the question unambiguous. Obama answered it loud and clear: Bibi Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman are completely in charge of American foreign policy. Freeman's response gives a hint at the anger and frustration of people living in a land run by Jews, a country whose only purpose is to serve the needs of Anti-Assimilation-Land until it is a burnt-out shell.
The United States has become a land that might have been described by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels. People who used to live middle-class comfortable lives are going to be eating weeds out of the ditches, and why? The slur. The United States is going to be a land wrecked by a slur. The attacks on Freeman made it clear that he was as good as an anti-Semite, and the pitiful attempts at defending him made the central issue even clearer. Nobody can even talk about this without being laid low by the slur. It is truly remarkable to see the most powerful country in the world completely destroyed out of the fear of the possibility of a certain peculiar type of embarrassment.
Update for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Ivor Prickett for the NYT reports from Mosul on the desperate circumstances of civilians, with photographs. There are no safe routes for people to flee but...
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