Jeffrey Sachs and Philip Giraldi: The Ukraine War Is Yet Another Neocon War
July 12, 2022/21 Comments/in Featured Articles, Neoconservatism/by Kevin MacDonald
Jeffrey Sachs in Tikkun (a liberal-left Jewish publication):
The war in Ukraine is the culmination of a 30-year project of the American neoconservative movement. The Biden Administration is packed with the same neocons who championed the US wars of choice in Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), Syria (2011), Libya (2011), and who did so much to provoke Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The neocon track record is one of unmitigated disaster, yet Biden has staffed his team with neocons. As a result, Biden is steering Ukraine, the US, and the European Union towards yet another geopolitical debacle. If Europe has any insight, it will separate itself from these US foreign policy debacles.
The neocon outlook is based on an overriding false premise: that the US military, financial, technological, and economic superiority enables it to dictate terms in all regions of the world. It is a position of both remarkable hubris and remarkable disdain of evidence. Since the 1950s, the US has been stymied or defeated in nearly every regional conflict in which it has participated. Yet in the “battle for Ukraine,” the neocons were ready to provoke a military confrontation with Russia by expanding NATO over Russia’s vehement objections because they fervently believe that Russia will be defeated by US financial sanctions and NATO weaponry.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW), a neocon think-tank led by Kimberley Allen Kagan (and backed by a who’s who of defense contractors such as General Dynamics and Raytheon), continues to promise a Ukrainian victory. Regarding Russia’s advances, the ISW offered a typical comment: “[R]egardless of which side holds the city [of Sievierodonetsk], the Russian offensive at the operational and strategic levels will probably have culminated, giving Ukraine the chance to restart its operational-level counteroffensives to push Russian forces back.”
Notice that Sachs, writing in a Jewish publication, avoids any mention of advancing Israeli interests as the main motive of the neocons. However, Jewish motives and Israeli interests are always front and center for Jewish neocons, but to establish that, one needs to delve into biographical details (e.g., associational patterns, history of pro-Israel activism, family connections). (This 2014 article shows that Victoria Nuland, a central figure in both the 2014 coup and the current war, is enmeshed in a family dedicated to pro-Israel activism.)
These sorts of details are essentially missing on the Ukraine war in both the Sachs article as well as in Philip Giraldi’s article in The Unz Review (“How Jewish Is the War against Russia?”). However, as indicated below, Giraldi notes such details in his treatment of the lead-up to the war in Iraq.
Currently, the top three State Department officials (Tony Blinken, Wendy Sherman and Victoria Nuland) are all Zionist Jews. The head of the Department of Homeland Security, which is hot on the trail of domestic “terrorist” dissidents, is also Jewish as is the Attorney General and the president’s chief of staff. They and their boss Joe Biden do not seem concerned that their client Ukraine is no democracy. The nation’s current government came into power after the 2014 coup engineered by President Barack Obama’s State Department at an estimated cost of $5 billion. The regime change carried out under Barack Obama was driven by State Department Russophobe Victoria Nuland with a little help from international globalist George Soros. It removed the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych who was, unfortunately for him, a friend of Russia.
Ukraine is reputedly both the poorest and most corrupt country in Europe, witness the Hunter Biden saga. The current President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish and claims to have holocaust victims in his family tree, is a former comedian who won election in 2019. He replaced another Jewish president Petro Poroshenko, after being heavily funded and promoted by yet another fellow Jew and Ukraine’s richest oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who is also an Israeli citizen and now lives in Israel.
It all sounds like deja vu all over again, particularly as many of the perpetrators are still around, like Nuland, priming the pump to go to war yet again for no reason. And they are joined by journalists like Bret Stephens at the New York Times, Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper at CNN, and also Max Boot at the Washington Post, all of whom are Jewish and can be counted on to write regular pieces both damning and demonizing Russia and its head of state Vladimir Putin, which means it is not only about the Middle East anymore. It is also about weakening and even bringing about regime change in nuclear armed Russia while also drawing some lines in the sand for likewise nuclear armed China. And I might add that playing power games with Russia is a hell of a lot more dangerous that kicking Iraq around.
To put it bluntly, many US government and media Jews hate Russia and even though they benefited substantially as a group by virtue of their preeminent role in the looting of the former Soviet Union under Boris Yeltsin and continue to be among the most prominent Russian oligarchs. Many of the oligarch billionaires, like Boris Berezovsky, self-exiled when Vladimir Putin obtained power and began to crack down on their tax avoidance and other illegal activity. Many moved to Western Europe where some bought up football teams while others went south and obtained Israeli citizenship. Their current grievances somewhat reflect their tribe’s demand for perpetual victimhood and the deference plus forgiveness of all sins that it conveys, with the self-promoted tales of persecution going back to the days of the Tsars, full of allegations about pogroms and Cossacks arriving in the night, stories that rival many of the holocaust fabrications in terms of their lack of credibility.
It has long been recognized by many that a particular antipathy directed against Russia permeates the so-called neoconservative world view. The neocons are hugely overrepresented at the top levels of government and, as noted above, a number of them are running the State Department while also holding high level positions elsewhere in the Biden Administration as well as in the foreign policy think tanks, including Richard Haass at the influential Council on Foreign Relations. Likewise, the intensely Russophobic US and Western media, foundations and social networking sites are disproportionately Jewish in their ownership and staffing.
And beyond that, Ukraine is to a certain extent a very Jewish-identified place. The Jewish media in the US and elsewhere has been showering Zelensky with praise, referring to him as a genuine “Jewish hero,” a modern Maccabee resisting oppression, a David versus Goliath. T-shirts bearing his image are being sold that read “Resisting tyrants since Pharaoh” while the largely Orthodox Jewish community in New York City has already been raising millions of dollars for Ukrainian aid.
As US-Russian negotiations leading up the current fighting were clearly designed to fail by the Biden Administration, one therefore has to wonder if this war against Russia is largely a product of a long enduring ethno-religious hatred coupled with a belief in the necessity for a strong American military applied as needed to dominate the world and thereby protect Israel. The neocons are most visible, but equally toxic are the Jews who would prefer to describe themselves as neoliberals or liberal interventionists, that is liberals who promote a strong, assertive American leadership role to support the basically phony catchwords “democracy” and “freedom.” Both neocons and neoliberals inevitably support the same policies so they have both ends of the political spectrum covered, particularly concerning the Middle East and against Russia. They currently dominate the foreign policy thinking of both major political parties as well as exercising control over media and entertainment industry coverage of the issues that concern them, largely leaving the American public with only their viewpoint to consider.
Alas, Giraldi presents the issue of Jewish motivation as a question: “One has to wonder….” Nevertheless, he is quite clear on Jewish motivations for the war in Iraq, with some of the same information presented in my “Neoconservatism as a Jewish Movement.”
There was considerable collusion between the Israeli government and the Jews in the Pentagon, White House, National Security Council and State Department in the wake of 9/11. Under President George W. Bush, Israeli Embassy staff uniquely had free access to the Pentagon office of Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, not being required to sign in or submit any security measures. It was a powerful indication of the special status that Israel enjoyed with top Jews in the Bush Administration. It should also be recalled that Doug Feith’s Office of Special Plans was the source of the false WMD information used by the Administration to justify invading Iraq, while that information was also funneled directly to Vice President Dick Cheney without any submission to possibly critical analysts by his chief of Staff “Scooter” Libby. Wolfowitz, Feith and Libby were of course Jewish as were many on their staffs and Feith’s relationship with Israel was so close that he actually partnered in a law firm that had a branch in Jerusalem. Feith also served on the board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), which is dedicated to nurturing the relationship between the US and Israel.
These issues are always complicated, since many American Jews (reportedly the majority in the lead-up to the war in Iraq) have opposed these wars, and it’s depressingly easy to find non-Jews, particularly mainstream conservatives, who are also strong supporters of these wars. As always, one has to look at where the power and influence lie, and once again, it lies with strongly identified Jews in the Biden administration, the foreign policy establishment (both neoconservatives and liberal interventionists), and the media, as it was during the George W. Bush administration. Activist Jews promoting war can count on the mainstream media to never mention their Jewish identity or history of promoting Israel.
Non-Jews have many motives for supporting these ventures, from misguided patriotism to great career opportunities in politics, the media, and even the academic world. The reality is that a great many non-Jews gravitate to the power, money, and career opportunities available for those who do not rock the boat on Jewish influence, and they do so for self-interested reasons. Getting ahead in the mainstream requires an understanding that opposing the centers of the Jewish power results in marginalization at best or instant career death at worst. The rise of a Jewish elite in the U.S. has had far-ranging consequences, including policies on immigration, civil rights, the secularization of American culture, and the pathologization of White identity and collective White interests.
Jewish influence is indeed the 800-lb gorilla in the room. The lack of honest discussion of Jewish power and influence — or any discussion at all — among mainstream figures in the media, academia, and politics speaks volumes.
Poupon Marx says:
July 12, 2022 at 9:42 am
Many on here have no idea how to navigate in the milieu of Semitic total dominance, and are insufficiently motivated, given what they have in store for you. That’s because less and less people deal with the Real and Actual. Urban dwellers are surrogate relaters. And the younger the worst. Two generations ago, the youth sought adventure and discovery of places and experience. My generation of the college age of the 1960s bought sail boats, spend summers hitchhiking around Europe. Outward bound, outdoor adventures, etc., to test oneself, to build confidence, to compare other cultures, places, norms, etc, etc.
As I witness the majority of comments here, I am unimpressed with the lack of originality, ongoing exploration of themes, explanations, curiosity, exploration. Stating the obvious over and over passes like a gas, mimicking the useful and the facsimile of a tool or template for relieve and succor. There is little doubt that the hero genes of the Euro-peon largely disappeared in the last two World Wars. I look at the Russian people as a superior departure from the foppish backbones of a chocolate eclair of the rabble of the Western World.
If you were robbed one time at home at gunpoint, or swindled, would you thereafter open the door for the same individual and operation? Yet, this the serial supplication of the West through the millennia.
Here is a gift in the form of an exposition that very well be the only option you all will have in your lifetime. From my comment on Unz, of the same article that KMac based this article on:
“People from the Jewish community have been feeling the Iron Curtain setting on them and they fear they won’t be able to escape the country”
“The Russian government has ordered the Jewish Agency to cease all operations inside the country, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
The order was given in a letter received from the Russian Justice Ministry earlier this week. Officials in the Jewish Agency confirmed that the letter was received. They would not comment, however, on the response that is currently under consideration in the organization’s offices in Jerusalem in consultation with the Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office.”
Get a Russian passport if you are an Indo-European.
Poupon Marx says:
July 12, 2022 at 12:20 pm
If you have children that are young and years away from maturity, you would be wise to find an exit, bolt hole that you can jettison from this rising tide of sewage. That of course, would be a TRADITIONAL country, that has more or less immutable values. Panama is one such country. Costa Rica another. Brazil, if you can find a niche among the Eurocentrics there.
Eastern Europe – only Hungary – and of course Russia, Russia, Russia. It’s a big country and they need skilled people and families. You would be trading up. Here’s enough, symptomatic as it is of terminal rot:
The number of young people who are gender-diverse — including transgender, nonbinary and genderqueer — may be significantly higher than previously thought, according to a new study.
Researchers in Pittsburgh found that nearly 1 in 10 students in over a dozen public high schools identified as gender-diverse — five times the current national estimates. Gender diversity refers to people whose gender identities or gender expressions differ from the sexes they were assigned at birth, according to the American Psychological Association.
In a report published this week in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the UCLA School of Medicine analyzed 3,168 student surveys culled from 13 Pittsburgh high schools.
In all, 291 participants, or 9.2 percent, reported incongruities between their sexes assigned at birth and their experienced gender identities. Of those gender-diverse youths, about 30 percent expressed transmasculine identities and about 39 percent expressed transfeminine identities. People with nonbinary identities were about 31 percent of the total.
Frederick Ford says:
July 12, 2022 at 10:19 am
The war in Ukraine is just Russia’s attempt to regain its former glory when it was still the Soviet Union which controlled a much larger territory than it does today. Ultimately it is about Russian power and prestige which Putin himself wants back considering that Russia today has serious problems with its population maintenance and its economic situation.
Russia on a racial level however is a very different story that doesn’t really warrant this war fought between themselves and Ukraine. The fact that most of Russia’s territory is found in Northern Asia, despite the numerous Asiatic republics that reside within its borders, the racial composition of Russia is mostly one of that is composed of Non-Whites whose influence and blood that is mixed with the White Russians or true Russians, which has resulted in Russians not being connected to Europe in any way which I find to be quite tragic since Russians, originally being Slavic, were once akin to the Germans further West.
However, there are perhaps some Russians who are still more closely White of non-black coloration, especially near the Northwestern parts of the country near the Baltic States and for those Russians, I have this to offer them as well as any other White person of non-black coloration anywhere else in the world.
Dixie Serb says:
July 12, 2022 at 11:22 am
I am not sure if even have any other ideas than what the collective west has been parroting. It is rather civil /ethnic war, where participants are Ukrainian speakers, Russian speaking Ukrainians with the different loyalties and alliances. Not unlike war in Croatia in 1991 – 1995 where ethnic Serbs rebelled against Croatia, by declaring SAO Krajina independent state. Americans there too sided with the ‘pro-Western democratic Croatia’ as they claimed against ‘Greater Serbia” (the same narrative as Imperial Russia). The difference Russians pre-emptied the plan of the Ukrainians to either re-capture the are and expel the ‘rebels’ the way the Croats did in the Operation Storm (they were trained and the operation was designed by the American advisors).
Poupon Marx says:
July 12, 2022 at 12:46 pm
Your comments are no based on reason or practical knowledge. Playing fast and loose with racial and ethnic categories and then forming value and opinion judgements marginalizes your opinion.
Generally when I read comments like yours, I recognize the paucity of data and meaningful concrete evidence. Smugness AND insecurity are frequently rating and grading Eurasian and Asian people alongside all other traditional Western European.
You strike me as having little more understanding of real differences between the peoples of Russia and its associated Republics than superficial observation, as if one were talking about dogs, horse, and cats. The automatic, default superiority shtick of Western Europeans is over. Comparing Russia and the West is like the fable of the tortoise and the Hare. We know who won the race.
To me, it’s all about genetic quality as alleles as performance and higher human qualities. I am not that interested in the paint job, but performance. Your source does not rise to the level of serious consideration of quality in humans. Quality in humans is observable and measurable. Besides IQ there is CQ (Civilization Quotient aka The Poupon Factor). Cultural forms created by the ethnic or race are a big factor. 2/3 of violin students in America are Asian.
The rest of your comments are throw away with no background, causes, historical antecedents. All in all, splayed intellectual lassitude.
Bernard Fisk Wellington IV
Bernard Fisk Wellington IV says:
July 12, 2022 at 9:38 pm
What in the hell are you talking about?
Poupon Marx says:
July 13, 2022 at 10:23 am
todd hupp says:
July 12, 2022 at 2:16 pm
Germany is about ready to fold on nat gas out of self preservation. Canada is helping them.
Remember Zelenskyy is a Jew who displays the typical arrogance (“Light of the World”) from Talmud teachings; as with his fellow Hebrew neo cons. The USA position is somewhat like it is with Israel. Jew leaders must prevail.
Ukraine is yet another black hole $$$ for defense contactors.
The US Jewish controlled media is putting out pro Ukraine propaganda daily; with no mention of Russia winning.
We are all footing the bills.
scipio africanus says:
July 12, 2022 at 4:53 pm
Dr.Macdonald and TOO readers.
The time has come. Societal structure is deteriorating rapidly. Let’s organize for the safety of our families together. Buy land as a group and start a reliable community that can potentially survive the coming storm. Solicit donations with a stated goal in mind. Something like 1000 acres in Montana. Not to engage the current evil system but rather to provide a safe haven.
Poupon Marx says:
July 13, 2022 at 10:23 am
If you are serious, then joint the Amish or Mennonites. Fools rush in.
Roller A. Coaster
Roller A. Coaster says:
July 13, 2022 at 8:07 am
interesting overview of this topic: The “Israel Lobby”: Facts and Myths https://swprs.org/the-israel-lobby-facts-and-myths/
some visitor says:
July 13, 2022 at 8:31 am
I’ve found an upload of Overgames with Engl. subs:
Among others, it mentions a certain Richard Max
Brickner, of Jewish origin and coming from Alsace.
When “Doctor Brickner” diagnoses the structural paranoia and
the delusion of chosenness of the Germans, he slyly undercuts
the same character traits in the Jewish people, may they mani-
fest themselves there even in different ways and expressions.
He says that Heine foresaw the barbarism of the Germans, who
would “one day smash the cathedrals with Thor’s hammer”.
As far as I know, however, Germany’s cathedrals were eventually
leveled by Allied “bomb-dropping rescuers”. Moreover, from the
Jew Heine such quotations are known as “Ringing bells sound in
the ears of Jews like pig grunting”. The “great replacement theory”
has meanwhile also been labeled as a delusion of lost Nazi brains.
some visitor says:
July 13, 2022 at 2:23 pm
What (really) begeisters us is
“forbidden” (I wonder why?).
July 13, 2022 at 11:35 am
God Bless Phillip Giraldi.
“As US-Russian negotiations leading up the current fighting were clearly designed to fail by the Biden Administration, one therefore has to wonder if this war against Russia is largely a product of a long enduring ethno-religious hatred coupled with a belief in the necessity for a strong American military applied as needed to dominate the world and thereby protect Israel.“
That paragraph says it all.
charles frey says:
July 13, 2022 at 12:16 pm
KM and Giraldi deserve the Medal of Valor, with diamonds and crossed swords.
Sachs deserves a medal framed in a toilet seat.
Why ? Read THE NATION article: thenation.com/article/world/harvard-boys-do-russia/
A necessity for all those claiming or wishing to understand Russia at this time; with ample coroborration of one’s pattern recognition.
some visitor says:
July 13, 2022 at 4:18 pm
“What does it mean if, in a fight with our mortal enemies, my breathing suddenly becomes outrageously deep and my heart pulsates to its utmost?”
This is a good and desirable sign! Now, at last and for the first time, you become truly alive and up to your real task.
It means, your organism naturally takes the natural fight to protect your race and you will now serve as a shield for all of us.
some visitor says:
July 13, 2022 at 4:55 pm
“What do you recommend us, Aryan?” First of all, an insurmoun-
table stop signal must be placed with full force, power and violen-
ce, in order to make the seriousness of the situation emphatically
comprehensible to the stupid “enemy”. Only bodily, forceful and
lasting sensing also produces truly bodily forceful lasting insight!
some visitor says:
July 13, 2022 at 5:18 pm
“But is not violence then a totally illegitimate means?”
This is what the Jews claim, who have risen on a creeping back path to become the rulers of all our destinies. Nature itself is and always was only violence, it is merciless. Whoever corresponds to it, that is, truly honors it, behaves exactly like it and has learned from it.
Enmity to nature always includes inevitable enmity to oneself. Nature doesn’t give a damn in which “intellectual categories” you sort your cowardly excuses. The profiteer is and always will be only the Jew, because he is anti-Nature and has no honor at all.
Pierre de Craon
Pierre de Craon says:
July 17, 2022 at 5:18 pm
Alas, Giraldi presents the issue of Jewish motivation as a question: “One has to wonder….”
No offense intended, Kevin, but I am surprised that you hear this as a genuine question. I hear it as angry sarcasm enclosed within the thinnest of veils.
Kevin MacDonald says:
July 17, 2022 at 9:38 pm
You’re probably right.
July 18, 2022 at 9:57 pm
Non-Jews have many motives for supporting these ventures, from misguided patriotism to great career opportunities in politics, the media, and even the academic world. The reality is that a great many non-Jews gravitate to the power, money, and career opportunities available for those who do not rock the boat on Jewish influence, and they do so for self-interested reasons.
The above quote adds weight to the body of evidence that ethnic Europeans have become relatively Individually Selected at the genetic level. They are not concerned that their actions harm their own ethnicity as a whole; rather, they think just in terms of Individual or Nuclear Family Unit evolutionary goals. If the Europeans were still Group Selected, then the Ashkenazim would not be a problem (or at least less of a problem, since even in the times before the Enlightenment, the Kings, for personal gain, always re-invited the Ashkenazim back into their kingdoms, as has been written about by Dr. Andrew Joyce). Here is my comment to Mr. Giraldi at Unz Review:
Let no one forget that Russia has passed dozens of laws making it a crime for anyone to believe that the Ashkenazim is at war with Russia. “Anti-Semitism” has been 100% criminalized in Russia. Legally, Russians are authorized to believe that they are at war with one or more of the following: National Socialists, Anglo-Saxons, Western Europeans, NATO, the West, America, and/or Washington.
Denying that the Ashkenazi Holocaust occurred is illegal in Russia; on the other hand, it is illegal in Russia to believe that dozens of millions of Russian Slavs were killed by the Ashkenazim during the Bolshevik Revolution; in fact, it is illegal to believe that Bolshevism was an Ashkenazi movement. Legally, every Russian is required to believe that the Bolsheviks were the good guys, while the Romanov family were evil anti-democracy dictators.
Every Russian soldier that has died in Ukraine and Syria don’t even know why they died; they don’t know who the enemy who killed them was. The Russian elites are content about not telling the truth to their own soldiers.
Culturally, there is no difference between Russia and the degenerate Western Europeans. Both embrace feminism, sports, junk food, anti-intellectualism, dysgenics, multiculturalism, atheism/nihilism, Individual Selection, hedonism, and gluttony.
Personally, it goes against my moral values to play a part in harming sovereign nations who also follow this rule. Thus, I personally will not play a part in the war against Russia. However, I will not lose much sleep or shed any tears after the Ashkenazim has successfully conquered Russia (and China, for the same reasons).