As reported in the Salon, George Soros has paid $150,000 to Randy Scheunemann, a neocon foreign policy figure. Scheunemann was McCain’s foreign policy adviser during the 2008 campaign and is now a top aide of Sarah Palin.
Obama’s willingness to sit with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Scheunemann also led efforts to pitch the Iraq war to the American public prior to the invasion. . . . Scheunemann is also close to the pro-Israel community. Working with [Trent] Lott, he authored the 1995 legislation that would move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; a year later, Scheunemann’s advice led Bob Dole — the Republican presidential candidate that year — to pledge to do so. This year, McCain has picked up that pledge.
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I came across Scheunemann in writing an article on the neocons and Russia, where it emerged that he was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the government of Georgia to use his influence against Russia, a policy that coincided with Soros’ attitudes. Scheunemann was also President of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, sponsored by Bill Kristols’ Project for a New American Century.
So Soros is much more than the patron saint of the left. Like AIPAC, it pays to play both sides of the aisle in American politics.
Soros knows full well that Scheunemann has been a reliable partner in promoting Soros’ vision that the former USSR should buy into the suicide cult that has become the Western democracies—a cult that is strongly supported by the organized Jewish community and the Jewish-funded left. (Soros, of course, is a major funder of the left throughout the White world, including, e.g., Moveon.org.) The neocons have a long history of promoting pretty much the entire social agenda of the left, including especially large-scale non-White immigration.
Given the results of the last election, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see other attempts by Soros and other sources of Jewish money to strengthen neocon forces within the Republican Party in an effort to manage the rising tide of White populist anger.
Finally, the episode illustrates one of the great strengths of Jewish intellectual and political movements: They provide excellent career opportunities, both economically and professionally. Scheunemann is well connected to the neocon foreign policy establishment—doubtless very lucrative, and his firm has Soros’ Open Society Institute as a client. He’s living well, and his non-Jewish background is definitely an asset because it helps deflect public awareness that neoconservatism is a Jewish movement. [NOTE, 11/18/10: As a commenter on this article notes, Scheunemann is on a list of “American Jews” at Wikipedia.]