Well now we know what we always knew, that the fix was in from the start – but the fixer? Him we did not know.
Ben who? Ben Rhodes, that’s who, and it was Ben Rhodes who bamboozled America, Israel and the entire world to get Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal a green light. Rhodes did it through the art of fiction. Thanks to The New York Times (never thought I’d say that!) we learn that 1, Rhodes is an aspiring novelist, and 2, he serves as Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor.
Rhodes was the point man assigned the task of selling the deal through falsehoods, like assuring us that the mullahs were reasonable people.
Yes, first came the guarantee that Iran would abide. Next came the threat aimed at dissenters. We would be accused of war mongering.
There is nothing wrong with fiction so long as it’s kept within a novel, but now see how we’ve been manipulated eyes wide open.
This aspiring novelist, Rhodes, is he ashamed, is he apologetic for placing us all teetering on the brink of nuclear disaster?
Not at all. He is positively boastful about how he got it over. Simply, he used the simpleminded news media to do the job for him – for himself, for Kerry and for Obama, and there was nothing to it but to do it, and why was it so simple? Listen to the frustrated novelist in his own words:
“The average reporter we talk to is 27 years-old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns.”
He added: “They literally know nothing.”
Well, darn it, I could have told you so myself, which in fact I did in my own novel right here, about reporters being ignorant and deceitful whether covering the White House or the Middle East and how these reporters rearrange the facts to fit perfectly into a preconceived narrative – amounting to fiction.
So next time you read about “Israeli occupation” or “Israeli apartheid,” recognize that you are being fooled by people making it up. Full-time novelists like Michael Chabon and half-baked novelists like Ben Rhodes are playing you for patsies and laughing if you take a single word for theirs seriously.
Listen to Rhodes laughing: “We created an echo chamber. They [the media] were saying things that validated what we have given them to say.”
Plainly, this administration has no respect for the news media. This is logical. But it likewise has no respect and only contempt for the rest us.
That’s frightening when we consider how are lives are being orchestrated.
Rhodes, it appears, also maneuvers Obama’s schedule as to the best time for him to appear on television.
Everything is calculated by the book, books this man Rhodes can’t seem to get down on paper – but what a Plan B!
A man who can’t write well enough to get published, gets to run our world.
Well then, he’s good for something.
These are the Liberals we elected, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It’s their world and we’re just living in it as uninvited guests.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the international classic “Indecent Proposal” now followed by the prophetic newsroom thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com