JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: JARED KUSHNER AND DONALD TRUMP AND THE MIDEAST PEACE PLAN – SOME OF THE MOST BIZARRE DIPLOMACY EVER SEEN – BUT YOU MUST CONSIDER THE NATURE OF THE MEN ENGAGED – THE REAL DANGER FOR THE PALESTINIANS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PHILIP WEISS IN MONDOWEISS

 

“Kushner plan demands Palestinians ‘surrender’ but they may commit suicide first — French diplomat”

 

I do think Kushner goes beyond being dry and lacking courage, as the interview suggests.

Far beyond.

Imagine the immense arrogance of assuming a task for which you are utterly unqualified? One in which you have no expert knowledge? One in which you have no relationships with one of the two essential parties involved? One in which you have the clearest bias and close association with the other?

It would be laughable were it not so threatening in its consequences.

But that is how every scrap of foreign policy coming from Trump’s dismal White House has been. A demonic version of a Monty Python skit.

I see in Kushner, a man utterly without genuine ethics or principles.

A kind of low-grade psychopathic character, which, by the way, is what we do so often find in the finance field.

Israel-Palestine is a human problem, a profound human problem.

Any effort at setting it right requires people with genuine human empathy as well as good expert knowledge, plus a whole lot more.

My characterization of Kushner much resembles what I see in Trump, the bizarre leader who made this appointment.

We see an almost complete lack off empathy for others.

There is a contempt for expert knowledge.

There is an unwillingness, or maybe it’s just an inbred inability, to listen to others.

And there is a man who clearly lives in his own little world, telling himself outright lies and ignorant notions and rejecting anyone who does not embrace what he says. His is a kind of cloud-cuckoo-land world.

No useful solution is even possible from such people. I don’t even understand why anyone would expect one from them, but that is perhaps a reflection of the strange political environment we have lived in for years.

Over fifteen years of America killing people and tearing countries apart in the Mideast while treating a set of lies about the ghoulish, murderous activity as arguments to be considered seriously. Mass murder and destruction regarded as the rebirth of a region, that last being the very expression Condoleezza Rice once used in describing cries and screams of American wars as the pangs of birth.

You can’t build the foundation for a building when you lack forms even to pour concrete into, but that is what this bizarre American effort by Trump attempts to do.

I fear the ultimate outcome may be something terrible. No matter how much they are cheated and abused, the Palestinians, millions of them, are not going away. But the Palestinians could finally lose all hope and all patience and become unbelievably desperate.

They would be met by an Israeli government already proven eager to kill and maim and abuse on a grand scale, by a leader even more psychopathic and ruthless than Trump or Kushner.

 

 

 

 

Posted April 21, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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