Algemeiner.com ————-By JNS.org —————————-Wed., Nov.18, 2020
A new senior Pentagon adviser repeatedly said that US support for Israel was due to money from the “Israeli lobby” and accused prominent political figures, including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, of getting “very, very rich” from their support for the Jewish state—echoing the antisemitic tropes of Israeli control of the US government and Jewish money controlling politics and policy.
Retired US Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, (pic above) who became a senior adviser to acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller last week, made the remarks in two media appearances in 2012 and 2019.
“You have to look at the people that donate to those individuals,” said Macgregor in a September 2019 interview when asked if then-US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sought war with Iran. “Mr. Bolton has become very, very rich, and is in the position he’s in because of his unconditional support for the Israeli lobby. He is their man on the ground in the White House.”
“The same thing is largely true for Mr. Pompeo, he has aspirations to be president,” he added. “He has his hands out for money from the Israeli lobby, the Saudis and others.”
In a 2012 interview with the Russian-state outlet RT, Macgregor alleged that the Israel lobby has “enormous influence” on Congress and accused the lobby of “pushing military action” against Iran.
“I think the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its subordinate elements or affiliated elements that represent enormous quantities of money that over many years have cultivated an enormous influence in power in Congress,” he said.