Billionaire’s Boy’s Club Pushing For War

I am not a fan of Pat Buchanan. However, other than his obligatory swipe at those who support Israel, I found myself in agreement with the rest of his recent contribution to LewRockwell.Com. This time his primary focus is attacking the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and a group of billionaires for using their influence to convince the public and the government of the imminent need for America to go to war with Iran or the Assad regime in Syria or with Russia over the Ukraine conflict or all of the above.

Buchanan reports that on Nov.13 WSJ turned over their op-ed page to two people from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Buchanan summarized their opinion piece as follows:


Assuming nuclear talks with Iran conclude unsuccessfully by the Nov. 24 deadline, they write, we have four options.

Two involve continued or tougher sanctions. The other two are a preemptive war featuring U.S. air and missile strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities, or a U.S. attack to bring down Bashar Assad’s regime.

“Taking Mr. Assad down would let Tehran know that America’s withdrawal from the Middle East and President Obama’s dreams of an entente with Iran are over.”

Buchanan describes FDD as a “War Party” think tank, which has received huge donations from certain billionaires:

Home Depot’s Bernard Marcus gave $10.7 million, hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer $3.6 million. Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino kingpin, chipped in $1.5 million.


Last week, Adelson and media mogul Haim Saban spoke of plans to dump hundreds of millions into the presidential campaigns of 2016.

What does the pair want from our next president? According to the Washington Post’s Phil Rucker and Tom Hamburger, action on Iran:

“Saban said that fundamentalist Iranians represent a real threat. If necessary to defend Israel, and as a last resort, he added, ‘I would bomb the living daylights out of the sons of bitches.’”

Echoed the 81-year-old Adelson, “I would not just talk. I would take action.”


Last week, Adelson and media mogul Haim Saban spoke of plans to dump hundreds of millions into the presidential campaigns of 2016.

The FDD op-ed piece also made reference to Russian President Putin: “question before President Obama and Europe is how to stop Napoleon of the Kremlin.”. Hmm… Putin may be many things but he’s no Napoleon.

So, the Billionaire’s Boy’s Club want to buy themselves a war. Will they get what the want from a GOP controlled US government? I wouldn’t bet against them.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?



4 thoughts on “Billionaire’s Boy’s Club Pushing For War

  1. there are so many vested interests in all this regime change nonsense — it is all about money and power and greed. As if we all didn’t know what this nonsense of fighting ISIS in Syria was all about. Who wants Assad gone? Why?

  2. This Assad thing still confuses me. My only take on it is that his downfall would complete Obola’s Arab Spring which in itself can only succeed with a complete breakdown of order as evidenced by Iraq’s chaos lending itself as a safe haven for terrorism and terrorists. Who stands to gain money and power other than Obama’s caliphate from Assad’s overthrow? But even the ISIS crap goes deeper than just establishing a home for terrorists world wide. We know they could be taken down in a week’s time but the western world is in a hands off mode. I admit that I an confused. I was thinking of taking up golf as a distraction from the coming end of western civilization but then my hair would turn white I guess; Look at Obama.

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