Imperial America's in Good Hands with Philip Gordon
by Stephen Lendman
Top priority is advancing America's imperium.
He's an American diplomat. He's a foreign policy specialist. He's Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. His portfolio includes 50 countries.
He's moving on. More on that below.
He serves US imperial interests. They include international security, NATO, coordinating with EU nations and regional organizations, counterterrorism, and nonproliferation.
"From the beginning of the Obama administration," he said, "we've made a deliberate and conscious effort to strengthen our ties with Europe and to work with our most important allies around the world on global issues."
Imperial ones are prioritized. He stopped short saying so. His new position includes them. He's Washington man in an important part of the world. He's Israel's man at State.
On March 2, the White House announced his appointment. He'll join Obama's National Security Staff. He'll do so on March 11.
He's his new Special Assistant. He's also White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and Gulf Region.
National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said:
" Phil has been a key member of President Obama's foreign policy team for the past four years, and his work with our European Allies and partners has been indispensable in helping us to formulate policy and address issues around the globe, including Libya, Syria and Iran. "
Add Israel to his portfolio. He'll prioritize its interests. George Mitchell did earlier as Obama's Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.
So did Dennis Ross under Clinton, Bush and Obama. Committed Zionists alone are appointed. The more hardline, militant, and anti-Iranian, the more eligible. Gordon's resume qualifies him.
From 1999 - 2009, he was Brookings Institution senior fellow. It's a longtime imperial tool. It's reliably pro-Israeli. It's militantly anti-Iranian. It reports what Washington wants to hear.
It's trustees, senior fellows and experts include a rogue's gallery of extremists. They turn truth on its head. They're well paid to do so. Gordon did for a decade. He contributes to major scoundrel media publications. They welcome his views. They reflect power politics.