Bye Bye Bibi: Netanyahu and Trump Are Two Sociopaths Who Sacrifice Country for Personal Power

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 23: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with US President Donald Trump prior to the President's departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 23, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. Trump arrived for a 28-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas on his first foreign trip since taking office in January. (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)

Bye Bye Bibi

Netanyahu and Trump:

Two Sociopaths Who Sacrificed Country for Personal Power

 

The historic loss of life and the surprise attack in Israel will have repercussions for years. Still, the only bright side of this tragedy is that it will remove Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power.

Egomaniacs like Netanyahu brazenly divided his entire nation over a plan to curtail the autonomy of Israel’s Supreme Court to dismiss or stall his corruption trial. For months, thousands of Israelis demonstrated against his proposal, and most saw that Netanyahu was using this legal ploy to placate far-right parties to build a coalition that would allow him to stay in power.

In the process, Israeli military reservists, people in other parts of the army, and many professionals felt it was their duty to protest and stay away from their jobs. Army reservists said they would not serve as a protest move against Netanyahu’s controversial proposal. Bibi’s bad idea demoralized and distracted the nation.

Netanyahu is the ultimate politician. He is also “a lying son of a liar”, according to Bezalel Smotrich, Israel’s finance minister.

How bad is he? “Netanyahu is still the same unashamed master of spin and manipulator that he has always been. The same man who, in order to protect himself from potential imprisonment for corruption, bribery, and fraud, formed a coalition with extreme far-right politicians, including an openly racist and anti-Arab politician,” according to The Middle East Monitor.

The controversial plan is meant to curtail the country’s unelected judges, who Bibi thinks have too much power over government decision-making. “His (Netanyahu’s) plan seeks to give more authority to the ruling coalition in parliament, which he heads. Critics say that by weakening the independent judiciary, Netanyahu is pushing Israel toward authoritarian rule,” according to a report by PBS.

The Bad Role of Right-Wing American Jews

American Jews who supported Netanyahu must also be blamed for Israel’s calamity. Large and well-funded American Jewish groups, such as AIPAC; the Republican Jewish Coalition; Sheldon Adelson; the odd group, Jexit; and private citizens, such as Arthur Dantchik, a libertarian and a founder of Susquehanna International Group. These individuals and groups donated to right-wing groups in Israel to support Netanyahu. In the process, they bolstered Bibi’s hard-wing, divisive proposal. Many of these same groups also supported Trump. 

January 20, 2017 – Washington, DC, United States of America – President-elect Donald Trump greets American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson as he arrives for the Inaugural Ceremony to become the 45th President on Capitol Hill January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Credit Image: © Richard Ellis/ZUMA Wire)

Meanwhile, as the most powerful American Jewish group, AIPAC can be blamed for Bib’s power grab.  While Netanyahu’s decision to invite The Jewish Power Party (or Otzma Yehudit) to join his coalition in 2019 “must not be legitimized,” AIPAC could have gone further. The group could have told Bibi he was on the wrong path. AIPAC also should have told Trump he was not invited to their annual meetings.

The Ends of Bibi and Trump

It’s no coincidence that Bibi and Donald Trump are friends. Both are sociopaths and egomaniacs who will do anything to remain in power, including sacrificing their nation. Both created and used constitutional crises to divert public attention from their crimes and are working to have legal charges against them dismissed.  Both have subverted the legal and judicial systems for their own benefit.

Trump did it in the insurrection, where five to 10 people died. Netanyahu takes the blame because he failed to protect his border, his primary responsibility. As a result, over 1,800 Israelis died in the surprise attacks.

After the military campaigns in Israel settle, and as the results of analyses of what went wrong in Israeli intelligence and the army service are released, the next election will see Bibi ousted.

The connections between Trump and Netanyahu have been noticed by many. “The reality… is that the interests of American Jews and Israel have been diverging for many years, but it’s been papered over,” Thomas Friedman wrote in the New York Times (NYT) this month. He called on the community to shun Netanyahu, citing the prime minister’s deployment of the “Trumpist playbook” by courting ultranationalist and ultrareligious parties,” according to CNN.

Bibi’s reputation is irreparably stained. He is the worst prime minister in Israel’s history. The people of Israel know that. He will be voted out and disdained by all Israelis for putting himself over the country. Netanyahu’s name will live in infamy in the history books.  It’s likely that Netanyahu will be a pariah in Israel for the rest of his life.  He should consider a life in exile after he is ousted from office. And he did it all for personal gain and ego.

Could Bibi Be Forced Into Exile?

It’s too early to make conclusions, but when the investigation into the intelligence failure is completed months after the war in Gaz ends, it could turn the spotlight on Bibi’s failures. In a nation that sustained such high casualties and traumas, Bibi could easily become a persona non grata in his own country. His political future is non-existent. His failure as a leader will be a weight around him, and his reputation is already irreparably stained. Could Bib still live in Israel under these circumstances?  Or, would he become the first prime minister in the nation’s history to be forced into exile?

Republican Americans Prefer Real Criminals

What Israelis will do to Bibi when the war ends is the opposite of what Americans think of Trump. Even though Trump now faces about 98 criminal indictments and is a convicted rapist, twice-indicted president, tax fraud cheat, and adulterer, he still has the support of about 60 Republicans. Unlike the Israelis, who will push Netanyahu into the dustbin of history, American Republicans and the top people in the Republican Party want to put the sociopathic traitor Trump back in the White House.

Both the U.S. and Israel are democracies and both nations came under the heavy hand of sociopaths who led them down a path to ruin. In both countries, the democratic system is flawed. Big money in both countries subverts the will of the citizens. It’s worse in the U.S., but the big money wanted to take control of the courts in both countries as well as the legislative structure.

Americans should learn from the huge and tragic mistake in Israel. A variation of the Israeli tragedy will happen here in the U.S. if the Republicans and Trump return to power.

So, if you want to put your faith in the citizens of Israel or the U.S. to make decisions that are best for the entire nation, bet on Israel. Netanyahus’ career is over. The same should happen to Trump.

 

 

 

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