US Politics

I honestly think this is only a key issue for a very small portion of American’s and would not be a big deciding factor when it comes to their election. To most everyday American’s they would see wars as not uncommon in the Middle East and it would only really sway the ballot if the war involved USA or their own troops.

We are going to see these fluctuations in polls right up until the election. It’s going to be close and will probably be decided ultimately by what happens with Trump and his own actions in the coming months.

With the western-based Arab-descended activists and leaders, an excellent rebuttal is the armour piercing question of whether they can name a genuine Arab-Islamic western-type democracy? Or any genuine western-type democracy in a Muslim-majority country? Albania doesn’t really count for this because the 40 years of rule by Hoxha destroyed religious power and traditional Islamic clerical and cultural influence.

Bosnia- Herzegovina
Senegal
The Gambia
Kosovo

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None are genuine democracies - Senegal and The Gambia have the “usual” African problems of ethnic and religious loyalty overriding the artificial nationalism of the borders created by European colonists, corruption and weak institutions and rule of law when facing pre-existing power brokers. B-H is a weak unstable federation where the Muslims holding the power openly and behind-the-scenes discriminate against the non-Muslim minorities. Ditto with knobs on for Kosovo who also refuse to allow the redrawing of their northern border to give Serbia the Serbian majority portion.

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I wish there were an angry reaction on here… actually it’s almost funny given GB News has repeatedly rebuffed News Corp’s attempts to buy them. Shows they’re still happy to join forces for the cause…

And why is Farage still swanning about like he’s this heavyweight interviewer? His precious Brexit has set Britain back by a generation. In virtually any other country he’d have been laughed/shamed out of public life years ago.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/04/14/genocide-israel-gaza-iran-trump-biden/

This could get interesting, if trump attacks Biden on Israel from the left with “genocide Joe”. It would only take a few midwestern voters to get a whiff that trump might be better for Palestine to change their vote.

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I’m sure this is completely genuine and not at all an attempt to get votes… remember this is the very same Trump who officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

It’s interesting that Alex Jones and Candace Owens have also both expressed support for Palestine… whether that is out of genuine sympathy, or motivated by anti-semitism, or just angling for clout, I’ve no idea… but if those nutters feel comfortable calling out Israel, I wonder if this is all part of a bigger sea change in American politics?

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That.

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It’s a classic case of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’. And on brand for Trump who is pushing an isolationist foreign policy, and leaving traditional allies to fend for themselves.

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The far right these days are typically isolationist, anti-elite, anti-establishment neo-nazis so it wouldnt surprise me if some of them are ideologically appealed towards an anti Israel position. Wouldn’t be the first time the Left and right have come to the same position for completely different reasons.

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The far right (and far left for that matter) doesn’t know which way is up. That’s about the best way you can summarise the state of the extremists in American politics these days.

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Yet the lunatic is like “if a Jewish person votes for the Democrats then they need they need help” or something to that effect. There’s been outrage how he minimises this this. He’s so transactional and egotistic.

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