Warmonger and Neocon Max Boot humiliates himself again



…by Jonas E. Alexis


Jewish Neocon Max Boot, the man who never gets tired of perpetual wars in the Middle East,[1] essentially admitted last month that he got his butt kicked by Tucker Carlson when he went on the show to discuss, well, the Russia thing.

Boot kept propounding ad nauseam that Russia must pay for allegedly hacking the election, but Boot had no qualm about the NSA eavesdropping on virtually every single American and most nations around the world! In his own word, we all have to “stay calm and let the NSA do its job.”[2]

When the Washington Post and the Guardian themselves reported that the NSA was illegally snooping on Americans, Boot was defensive, saying that “the Guardian and Washington Post are compromising our national security by telling our enemies about our intelligence-gathering capabilities.”[3]

Boot could not explain why the NSA was snooping on even Angela Merkel of Germany.[4] In fact, he could not explain why the NSA was and perhaps still is “spying on computers around the world.”[5] But Boot wants to walk around with an iron fist saying that Russia made a serious mistake for allegedly hacking the US election.[6]

But here is the interesting thing: Boot does believe that it is necessary to make alliance with terrorist regimes like Saudi Arabia. Here is his explanation:

“In the lawless jungle that is the international system, nations seldom have the luxury of choosing good over evil. Usually, it is a matter of choosing a lesser evil over a greater evil. So it was in World War II, when we allied with Stalin to stop Hitler, and so it is today in the case of Saudi Arabia versus Iran.

“The two countries are in a contest for power and influence across the Middle East. Both are human-rights violators, but we should make no mistake that Iran is far worse from the American perspective: not only morally but also strategically.”[7]

Saudi Arabia was even an accomplice in the 9/11 attack![8] Saudi Arabia, as the Independent itself puts it, “executes ‘a person every two days.’”[9] How Boot can defend Saudi Arabia while his head does not explode is beyond me.

Saudi Arabia is in cahoots with the Israeli regime,[10] therefore Boot has no choice but to support the terrorist regime. If the Saudis suddenly dumps Israel, it is pretty safe to say that Boot would dump the Saudis as well.

Carlson actually confronted Boot and asked him to provide serious evidence for the claim that Russia hacked the US election. Boot was just hemming and hawing, desperately trying to summon one lie after another. After the debate, he later wrote:

“We all make mistakes. My most recent one was agreeing to go on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on July 12 to discuss—I thought—President Trump and U.S. policy toward Russia. Instead, I got the equivalent of a barrel of raw sewage dumped on my head.”[11]

Carlson, to his credit, did a fairly good job by dethroning one of the warmongers in the Neoconservative establishment and strip him of his political pedestal. Boot, of course, was certainly upset. Carlson argued that Boot has been persistently wrong about the Middle East, and this is why, says Carlson, “nobody takes you seriously.”

Boot responded by saying, “If no one takes me seriously, why was I invited on his show?”[12] Well, maybe they want to morally and intellectually show that your position is really dumb and is against the United States?

Boot gets offended because Carlson says that some of his responses are “childish.” I too think that Boot’s responses were childish and sophomoric. We will play the entire clip at the end of this article, and you be the judge.

Carlson declares that Boot’s “judgment has been clouded by ideology.” Again, this is certainly true. Numerous writers, as Boot himself has said, admitted that Boot got his butt kicked by Carlson. Peter Beinart declared that “Carlson is doing something extraordinary: He’s challenging the Republican Party’s hawkish orthodoxy in ways anti-war progressives have been begging cable hosts to do for years.” Curt Mills of National Interest called Boot’s position “dumb” and “totally mediocre.” Boot ignores that and says:

“I don’t doubt that Carlson has embraced a Rand Paul view of the world that sees American intervention as the biggest threat to peace and that advocates making deals with adversaries such as Russia and Iran rather than confronting them.”[13]

Well, isn’t that what the Founding Fathers of American had envisioned? George Washington declared: “The great rule of conduct for us…is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.” Thomas Jefferson said: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” John Quincy Adams stated that America “does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.”

Isn’t it safe to say that those who are ontologically beating the war drum are against the United States of America? As Halper and Clarke themselves put it, the neoconservative movement is “in complete contrast…to the general cast of the American temperament as embodied by the Declaration of Independence.”[14]

The neoconservative persuasion is horrible in the sense that much of the war in the Middle East has been based on colossal hoaxes and fabrications.[15] This point became more interesting when it was discovered that Israel has maintained covert operations against the U.S. on multiple levels, including smuggling illegal weapons for years,[16] while the neoconservative machine says nothing about this issue and keeps propounding that Israel is a model of Western values in the Middle East.

Israel has been spying on the United States for years using various Israeli or Jewish individuals, including key Jewish neoconservative figures such as Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, who were under investigation for passing classified documents to Israel. The FBI has numerous documents tracing Israel’s espionage in the U.S.,[17] but no one has come forward and declared it explicitly in the media because most value their careers and lives.

Boot has never discussed these issues in his books, and there is no sign that he will do so in the future. We all know why by now.


[1] By 2014, 11 years after the Iraq debacle, Boot admitted that “there was a puzzling lack of preparation at the White House, Defense Department, Central Command, and other agencies for running Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s downfall.” Max Boot, The Savage Wars of Peace (New York: ), 339. What Boot could not tell his readers is that the Iraq war, which was based on one categorical lie after another, was propounded by Jewish Neocons like Boot in the first place. Boot never even mentioned the Israelis pushing the US into a bloody conflict in Iraq. Boot strongly believes that US military operations throughout much of the world “produced results.” Ibid., pp. 360-361.

US operations in places like Samoa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands, etc., “achieved immediate American objectives—keeping the Europeans out, creating stability, protecting foreign lives and property, furthering free trade, and safeguarding strategically important real estate such as the approaches of the Panama Canal.” This is again a categorical lie, one which is congruent with the Neoconservative ideology. Boot didn’t provide any evidence for this nonsense. The only people who will pay for perpetual wars throughout the world are decent Americans who are trying to put food on the table.

[2] Max Boot, “Stay calm, and let the NSA do its job,” Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), June 11, 2013.

[3] Ibid.

[4] “The NSA’s Secret Spy Hub in Berlin,” Spiegel, October 23, 2013.

[5] “Report: NSA spying on computers around world,” USA Today, January 13, 2014; Glenn Greenwald, “Various items: NSA stories around the world,” Guardian, May 23, 2013.

[6] Max Boot, “Putin’s best-laid plans are failing,” USA Today, March 2, 2917.

[7] Max Boot, “An American Ally of Necessity,” Commentary, January 3, 2016.

[8] See for example Paul Perry, “How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11,” NY Post, April 12, 2015; Ben Norton, “28 pages” showing Saudi connection to 9/11 attacks finally released after 14 years,” Salon, July 16, 2016; Will Worley, “Saudi Arabia faces largest ever 9/11 lawsuit – accused of prior knowledge over terror attack,” Independent, March 22, 2017; Lydia Willgress, “How can Obama break bread with them? President meets with Saudi ruler in Riyadh as row rages over secret report ‘linking the Arab kingdom with 9/11 attacks,’” Daily Mail, April 21, 2016; Melanie Eversley, “Families of 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia for role in attacks,” USA Today, March 20, 2017; Lawrence Davidson, “The Saudi Role in the 9/11 Attacks,” Counterpunch, August 5, 2016; Leonard Greene and Victoria Bekiempis, “Here are 5 ways Saudi Arabia allegedly helped terrorists carry out the 9/11 attacks,” NY Daily News, March 20, 2017.

[9] Adam Withnall, “Saudi Arabia executes ‘a person every two days’ as rate of beheadings soars under King Salman,” Independent, August 25, 2015.

[10] David E. Sanger, “Saudi Arabia and Israel Share a Common Opposition,” NY Times, June 4, 2015; Fred Kaplan, “Why Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Neocons Hate the Iran Deal,” Salon, July 14, 2015; Bob Dreyfuss, “The Israel-Saudi Alliance Against the US-Iran Talks,” The Nation, October 25, 2013.

[11] Max Boot, “Useful Idiocy,” Commentary, July 17, 2017.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid.

[14] Stephen Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 10.

[15] See Pillar, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011); Mearsheimer, Why Leaders Lie (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011); Vincent Bugliosi, The Prosecution of George W. Bush (New York: Perseus Books, 2008); John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar & Straus, 2007).

[16] See Grant F. Smith, Divert!: NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the Diversion of U.S. Weapons Grade Uranium into Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program (Washington DC: Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy, 2012).

[17] Philip Giraldi, “The Spy Who Loves Us,” American Conservative, June 2, 2008.


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