Shadow Government Would Thrive With Romney as President
Anyone who has watched even a single 2012 Republican Primary debate should be aware by now that there is has been an unshakeable commitment by virtually every candidate to the colonial “state” of Israel. Although Ron Paul’s position on Israel is somewhat more tempered than that of his Republican counterparts, not one of the other candidates is capable of even remotely criticizing Israel or its acts of aggression and oppression throughout the region.
The same situation exists for the Democrats as their incumbent candidate, Barack Obama, has already proven himself to be one of the most ardent and willing supporters of whatever decision is made by the Israeli government and the hidden hand behind it.
Yet it is the Republican field, partly because of the primary races and partly because of the demographic makeup of its supporters, that inspires such an “I support Israel more than you do,” contest at every debate. Indeed, it has been hard to tell which candidate (when all were still in the race) was the loudest supporter of Israel at any given time. However, during the course of the circus known as American political debates, when platform policies did not seem convincing enough to some members of the audience, there were at least two candidates who began to play the “established friendship” card as a method to demonstrate their already-developed sense of Israeli-American relations.
One of these instances was at a Republican debate on December 12, 2011 where Newt Gingrich, in a testy exchange with Mitt Romney after his claim that the Palestinians were an “invented people,” stated that he had known Benjamin Netanyahu since 1984. Romney countered that statement with the fact that he also knew Netanyahu, after having worked together many years ago at a “consulting firm.”
Romney actually went much further than Gingrich and stated that, before he made any comments about the Israeli/Palestinian situation, he would contact his friend “Bibi” and essentially ask Netanyahu for permission to make his statement. “Before I made a statement of that nature [Gingrich’s “invented people” comment],” Romney said, “I’d get on the phone to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and say ‘Would it help if I say this? What would you like me to do?’” As many commentators have pointed out, Romney’s position is nothing more than the outsourcing of American foreign policy to Israel.
Nevertheless, both of these statements were made as a matter of fact. Yet, most likely due to the context in which the comments were made, as well as the nature of the mainstream media, for several months there was no attempt to uncover just how close these three individuals actually are.
Gingrich holds connections to Netanyahu through relatively obvious means as both were political leaders in their respective countries at the same time. Not only that, but Gingrich and Netanyahu share a common fundraiser, Sheldon Adelson, who is often considered one of the richest men in the world by mainstream sources.
Mitt Romney’s connection goes back a bit further, however, and the friendship between the two men seems to be much more personal. In fact, the relationship is so “coincidental” that one might be justified in wondering whether or not this friendship actually began as some kind of intelligence/shadow government operation where both men were being groomed for their respective posts as they exist currently and may develop in the future. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time a President has been groomed by the intelligence community for his future position. Of course, at this point, the evidence is only circumstantial. Still, considering what we know about the operations of the Shadow Government, it would be wise to remain aware of these connections.