Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Clinton-Blumenthal Connection: What the Media Is Missing

Gary Fouse

This article first appeared on Eagle Rising.

The emergence of e-mails between ex-Clinton administration hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary Clinton on her private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is troubling for a variety of reasons. While the media is focusing on the appropriateness (or lack thereof) of Ms. Clinton receiving e-mails on a private server from Blumenthal on the topic of Libya, they are missing another critical point. That is Sidney Blumenhal's son, Max Blumenthal.

Max Blumenthal is a journalist by trade, but in recent years has pretty much discredited himself with his fanatical obsession and activism against the state of Israel. These days, he pretty much makes his living writing and speaking about the "evils" of Israel vis-a-vis the Palestinians, whose cause he supports. Max is also a supporter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, which has gained particular traction on college campuses.

To give an example of just how unhinged this character is, he made a spectacle of himself in Berlin last year when he went on a rampage through the Parliament (Reichstag) building over the fact that a speaking appearance of his was cancelled.

Here is the point that the media seems to be missing: If it is troubling for Ms. Clinton to be getting and passing on e-mails from Sidney Blumenthal providing information about Libya from a friend of his with business interests in that country during a tumultuous point in time, could it be that Sidney was also passing on tidbits about our ally Israel from his son Max-a fanatical enemy of that country?  

Is that not a matter of concern? Shouldn't somebody in the media or Congress be asking Ms Clinton or Sidney Blumenthal about that?

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