Is Conservative Treehouse’s “Sundance” a/k/a Mark Bradman An Anti-Semite? A Deep State Sell-Out? You Decide

With all of the comings & goings swirling around National Security Advisor Herbert “HR” McMaster and his attempt to finish purging Trump loyalists from the National Security Council after firing Adam Lovinger Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, and most recently, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, we tend to agree with Legal Insurrection’s William Jacobsen that we are seeing a “Slow-Motion Coup d’Etat pick[ing] up steam,” with McMaster as the ringleader.

We here at the #VichyGOP blog have always had our suspicions of McMaster, especially after he & SecState Tillerson pushed against CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka, and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to certify Iran is “in compliance” with the disastrous Iran nuclear “agreement” for another 90 days for a second time, two weeks ago.

Thursday morning, Chicago native and Israel’s top columnist Caroline Glick dropped a bunker-buster on McMaster, on just how anti-Israel McMaster actually is. Glick wrote:

Many of you will remember that a few days before Trump’s visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו and his advisers were blindsided when the Americans suddenly told them that no Israeli official was allowed to accompany Trump to the Western Wall.

What hasn’t been reported is that it was McMaster who pressured Trump to agree not to let Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall. At the time, I and other reporters were led to believe that this was the decision of rogue anti-Israel officers at the US consulate in Jerusalem. But it wasn’t. It was McMaster.

And even that, it works out wasn’t sufficient for McMaster. He pressured Trump to cancel his visit to the Wall and only visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial — a la the Islamists who insist that the only reason Israel exists is European guilt over the Holocaust.

How does this involve Conservative Treehouse’s Mark Bradman, a/k/a “Sundance” you ask? When I tweeted the Glick post to him, I received this troubling reply to me, and a second reply to another person who also mentioned Glick’s piece:

Doubling down Friday evening, Bradman writes:

After spending 72 hours looking specifically at the motives of those pushing almost identical paragraphs including the catchphrases: “holdovers”, “purging loyalists“, “unfettered access” and “Caroline Glick“; it comes as no surprise to hear the administration perceives the anti-McMasters crowd as having “jumped the shark”… “reached too far”, and “exposed their agenda” etc.
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HR McMaster might not get the Afghanistan policy outcome he prefers, but his position as NSA appears safe; and we won’t have to go to war against Iran to appease his opposition. This looks like a genuine win/win/win. Bannon wins on Afghanistan policy; McMaster wins on Iran policy; America-First wins because we’re not going into another war in either Iran or North Korea.

BINGO!

Nobody wants a war with Iran; but Bradman is posing the same straw man argument Obama and his mind-meld buddy Ben Rhodes used, that it’s binary choice between the disastrous nuclear deal and war. This is the argument McMaster and Tillerson are making to support the deal; but it’s the swamp-drainers such as Bannon, Pompeo, Gorka, as well as the ousted Flynn supporters who are being painted as warmongers.

Remember, it was Flynn, along with many dozens of generals and over 150 colonels who were purged by Obama… While for the last eight years McMaster marinated in the culture.

[At this point, it’s worth noting one of President Trump’s flaws: He picked many in his cabinet out of “Central Casting” opting for strong personalities: “Mad Dog” Mattis, Admiral Kelly for Homeland Security, Generals Flynn & then McMaster as NatSec Advisor, Mike “Number One in his West Point class” Pompeo at CIA, Sebastian Gorka as Special Deputy, leaving Admiral Mike Rogers to run the NSA; and even former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke at Interior. Although all-but McMaster have been good picks, it’s still worth mentioning this.]

When putrid Wilsonian Progressive John McCain, (who, along with fellow Wilsonian Progressives Hillary, Lindsey Graham, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power enabled the Muslim Brotherhood in the region), highly recommends someone, it’s well worth considering the source before acting on the advice. When Secretary Tillerson wanted to appoint Neocon 2.0 Elliott Abrams, as David “Spengler” Goldman wrote, “an Arsonist as Fire Chief at the State Department,” it was the Jacksonian Nationalist Steve Bannon who pushed back.

Over at The Pentagon, there were already tensions during the transition when Mattis proposed a number of #NeverTrump swamp dwellers to staff his department; but it really blew up in March when we worked Very Hard to sink McCain ally and disastrous Ambassador to Egypt (2011-13) Anne Patterson, who is despised by my friends in that country. From Gatestone Institute in July 2013, US Ambassador to Egypt: “Muslim Brotherhood’s Lackey

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Protesters hold posters against U.S. Ambassor to Egypt, left, Anne Patterson, left, with a message that translates to “crone go home,” and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi with Arabic writing saying, “participate with the rebels, protesters and demonstrators, general strike June 30” in El-Sa’ah in Damietta, Egypt., Sunday, June 30, 2013. Thousands of opponents and supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president began massing in city squares in competing rallies Sunday, gearing up for a day of massive nationwide protests that many fear could turn deadly as the opposition seeks to push out Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam)

Here is Caroline Glick’s entire post:

The Israel angle on McMaster’s purge of Trump loyalists from the National Security Council is that all of these people are pro-Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal, positions that Trump holds.

McMaster in contrast is deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump. According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power and insists falsely and constantly that a country named Palestine existed where Israel is located until 1948 when it was destroyed by the Jews.

Many of you will remember that a few days before Trump’s visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו and his advisers were blindsided when the Americans suddenly told them that no Israeli official was allowed to accompany Trump to the Western Wall.

What hasn’t been reported is that it was McMaster who pressured Trump to agree not to let Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall. At the time, I and other reporters were led to believe that this was the decision of rogue anti-Israel officers at the US consulate in Jerusalem. But it wasn’t. It was McMaster.

And even that, it works out wasn’t sufficient for McMaster. He pressured Trump to cancel his visit to the Wall and only visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial — a la the Islamists who insist that the only reason Israel exists is European guilt over the Holocaust.

In May, Adam Lovinger, a pro-Trump national security strategist on loan from the Pentagon’s office of net assessment was summarily informed that his security clearance was revoked. He was fired and escorted from the White House like a spy and put on file duty at the Pentagon.

Lovinger is a seasoned strategic analyst who McMaster hated because he supported India over Pakistan, among other things.

Lovinger has not been told the grounds for his sudden loss of clearance but Mike Cernovich reported that the grounds were that he traveled to Israel for a family bar mitzvah. In other words, there were no grounds for dismissal. His boss at the Pentagon — unbelievably named James Baker, is an Obama hire who hates Trump and supports Obama’s agenda.

Pausing here for a moment, getting an enemy’s security clearance revoked is an old inside-the-beltway “swamp” trick used to take out political enemies. This was used in early February against one of Mike Flynn’s closest deputies on the NSC, senior director for Africa Robin Townley, shortly before The Swamp took out Flynn himself. This was also attempted against Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and even Jared Kushner.

As for Iran, well, suffice it to say that McMaster supports the deal and refuses to publish the side deals Obama signed with the Iranians and then hid from the public.

The thing I can’t get my arms around in all of this is why in the world this guy hasn’t been fired. Mike Flynn was fired essentially for nothing. He was fired because he didn’t tell the Vice President everything that transpired in a phone conversation he had with the Russian ambassador. Whoopdy doo! Flynn had the conversation when he was on a 72 hour vacation with his wife after the election in the Caribbean and could barely hear because the reception was so bad. He found himself flooded with calls and had no one with him except his wife.

And for this he was fired.

McMaster disagrees and actively undermines Trump’s agenda on just about every salient issue on his agenda. He fires all of Trump’s loyalists and replaces them with Trump’s opponents, like Kris Bauman, an Israel hater and Hamas supporter who McMaster hired to work on the Israel-Palestinian desk. He allows anti-Israel, pro-Muslim Brotherhood, pro-Iran Obama people like Robert Malley to walk around the NSC and tell people what to do and think. He has left Ben (reporters know nothing about foreign policy and I lied to sell them the Iran deal) Rhodes’ and Valerie Jarrett’s people in place.

And he not only is remaining at his desk. He is given the freedom to fire Trump’s most loyal foreign policy advisers from the National Security Council.

One source claims that Trump’s political advisers are afraid of how it will look if he fires another national security adviser. But that makes no sense. Trump is being attacked for everything and nothing. Who cares if he gets attacked for doing something that will actually help him to succeed in office? Why should fear of media criticism play a role here or anywhere for this president and this administration?

Finally, there is the issue of how McMaster got there in the first place. Trump interviewed McMaster at Mara Lago for a half an hour. He was under terrible pressure after firing Flynn to find someone.

And who recommended McMaster? You won’t believe this.

Senator John McCain. That’s right. The NSA got his job on the basis of a recommendation from the man who just saved Obamacare.

Obviously, at this point, Trump has nothing to lose by angering McCain. I mean what will he do? Vote for Obamacare?

If McMaster isn’t fired after all that he has done and all that he will do, we’re all going to have to reconsider Trump’s foreign policy. Because if after everything he has done, and everything that he will certainly do to undermine Trump’s stated foreign policy agenda, it will no longer be possible to believe that exiting the nuclear deal or supporting the US alliance with Israel and standing with US allies against US foes not to mention draining Washington’s cesspool – are Trump’s policies. How can they be when Trump stands with a man who opposes all of them and proves his opposition by among other things, firing Trump’s advisers who share Trump’s agenda?

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