Jewish nationalist James Kirchick suggests military coup against Trump
In a recent op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, James Kirchick expressed concern over what he imagines a Trump presidency would entail.
Rather than offering a sober appraisal of Trump's foreign policy, Mr. Kirchick, as is unfortunately common with almost any Jewish commentary on Donald Trump, quickly descended into infantile fearmongering.
Throughout the campaign, Trump has repeatedly bragged about ordering soldiers to commit war crimes, and has dismissed the possibility that he would face any resistance. “They won’t refuse,” he told Fox News’ Bret Baier earlier this year. “They’re not gonna refuse me. Believe me.” When Baier insisted that such orders are “illegal,” Trump replied, “I’m a leader. I’ve always been a leader. I’ve never had any problem leading people. If I say do it, they’re going to do it.”
While it is correct that Trump initially made some ambiguously alarming statements concerning the treatment of the families of terrorists, Mr. Kirchick neglects to mention that Trump later clarified his position, claiming that he didn't, in fact, want to kill them – but did want to "go after" them.
This is a completely reasonable and necessary position. Consider the following: The Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, sold his house to family members for $10, and his wife witnessed the transfer. Is it too farfetched to suggest that Omar's family might have known his intentions beforehand? Further suspicious is the fact that Omar Mateen's wife has since disappeared.
Regarding legality, Trump also clarified that his treatment of terrorists would fall completely within the confines of the law.
Furthermore, the idea of a military coup against Donald Trump is perplexing, considering that he is massively popular among the military, and also that certain high-ranking military officials have agreed with Trump's position on the matter.
Amusingly, Mr. Kirchick concludes his op-ed by attempting to paint Hillary Clinton as a sane alternative to Donald Trump:
Needless to say, such dystopian situations are unimaginable under a President Hillary Clinton, who, whatever her faults, would never contemplate ordering a bombing run or -- heaven forbid -- a nuclear strike on a country just because its leader slighted her small hands at a summit. Rubio might detest her, but he cannot honestly say that Clinton, a former secretary of State, should not be trusted with the nation’s nuclear codes.
The idea that Trump would bomb a country after suffering a personal slight is preposterous. Would Trump have enjoyed such an immensely successful business career – one spanning the globe, mind you – if he was this profoundly stupid? Certainly not.
It's quite ironic that Mr. Kirchick believes Hillary Clinton to be a far more sensible, restrained individual than Donald Trump – especially on the subject of foreign policy. Hillary Clinton supported the Iraq War, whereas Trump has decried it.
Moreover, Hillary has taken a remarkably hawkish position regarding Russia. Trump, however, has rightfully stated that Russia needn't be our enemy. In terms of foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is, for all intents and purposes, a neoconservative. In fact, a number of prominant neoconservatives have even blatantly endorsed her.
As such, the idea that a Hillary is the safer candidate of the two is completely laughable.
After suffering through Mr. Kirchick's piece, I cannot help but wonder why he decided to concoct such an overwrought and paranoid forecast of a potential Trump presidency.
Is it because Mr. Kirchick is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative – a think tank that is, according to its website, decidedly globalist and anti-isolationist?
Perhaps it is because he sees Trump as a threat to international Jewish interests. Nationalism – or national self-determination practiced by a nation's ethnic majority – is a massive hurdle to Jewish interests when practiced by gentiles. And this isn't particularly esoteric information; many prominant Jews have been kind enough to inform us of this.
In a different piece, titled "Donald Trump Is Turning Me Liberal", Mr. Kirchick was even quite explicit about his Jewishness playing a significant factor in his disdain for Donald Trump. In fact, a survey of Mr. Kirchick's previous writings reveals that he supports a number of typically Jewish positions, including defending the Iraq War and opposing Brexit.
Given his disdain for the interests of ethnic Europeans – not to mention his unapologetic pursuit of his own tribe's interests – I cannot help but wonder if Mr. Kirchick might be a far happier and less neurotic individual were he to relocate to Israel.