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Andrew Sullivan’s latest conspiracy theory

posted at 1:56 pm on March 1, 2012 by

It’s going to be hard for the Excitable Boy to ever top the unhinged dementia of Trig Trutherism, but it won’t be for lack of trying. Andrew Sullivan’s latest fever dream involves not Sarah Palin, but one of his other favorite designated villains, the Prime Minister of Israel:

Here’s a prediction. Netanyahu, in league and concert with Romney, Santorum and Gingrich, will make his move to get rid of Obama soon. And he will be more lethal to this president than any of his domestic foes.

Sully does not quite have Benjamin Netanyahu on a grassy knoll… not yet, anyway. Rather, he imagines Netanyahu in a conspiracy to launch a war against Iran to advantage the GOP in this year’s election, undoubtedly (and ironically) stroking a white Persian cat as he issues the attack orders.

A sane person might read stories of Israeli saber-rattling and at least consider the possibility that Israel is actually trying to avoid military action. Or that stories about Israel not warning the US of an attack on Iran are designed to create plausible deniability for the Obama administration. Instead, Andrew Sullivan apparently believed Andrew Adler’s lunatic comment speculating that Israel’s most inner circles have thought about ordering a hit on Pres. Obama — and he’s running with it.

Perhaps this is not a surprise, given the role Sullivan has awarded the Likud party in some of the bizarre conspiracy theories he has floated in recent years. However, this new delusion almost necessarily implicates Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, a former head of the Labor Party. Indeed, Sullivan also believes Netanyahu would rally “a key part of the Democratic fundraising machinery to side entirely with Israel against the US president.” To whom is Sullivan referring? He could mean anyone. After all, this latest conspiracy theory is diverse, involving not just Jews, but a Mormon and a couple of Catholics (if only as henchmen).

What I really want to know: Who will portray Sullivan when this is turned into a major motion picture by Oliver Stone?

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What I really want to know: Who will portray Sullivan when this is turned into a major motion picture by Oliver Stone?

Jared Lochner?

I get that Andy is mentally ill, and don’t blame him for his ranting. I do blame those who continue to try and profit off of Ezra Pound level insanity.

rbj on March 1, 2012 at 2:06 PM

The man/boy must stop eating those funny looking mushrooms prior to writing his posts.

joated on March 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Interestingly, the Beagle Blogger’s hallucinations never center around weak, temporizing public characters.

J.E. Dyer on March 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Here’s a prediction. Netanyahu, in league and concert with Romney, Santorum and Gingrich, will make his move to get rid of Obama soon. And he will be more lethal to this president than any of his domestic foes.

You have to understand why this makes sense to him, it’s exactly what the Democrats would do.

It’s reported that Teddy Kennedy went to the Soviets during the cold war to stop Reagan’s political career so it’s easy to understand why he thinks the above is very possible.

RJL on March 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Andrew Sullivan is a few bits short of a byte.

ConservativeLA on March 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Or that stories about Israel not warning the US of an attack on Iran are designed to create plausible deniability for the Obama administration.

I think a lot of people are missing the real point of this. Just go back to Panetta recently giving Iran a “warning”, or rather HEADS UP, that they really need to speed up the process to eliminate Israel’s ability to strike effectively. Why would anyone at this point give any heads up to USA admin when that will quickly turn into a heads up phone call (is this the 3AM phone call?) to Iran to warn them of impending attack. The less Obama knows at this point the better off the rest of the world is.

riddick on March 1, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Who will portray Sullivan when this is turned into a major motion picture by Oliver Stone?

It’ll have to be some motion capture CGI creature, like Gollum.

squint on March 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Wait…is Netanyahu Trig’s real mother?

Why even bother linking to Sullivan?

purpleslog on March 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Israel or right-wing lunatics whack Obama? Puh-leez…. More likely an OWS’r who thinks Obama is too “conservative”. Trust me, no nutty right-winger wants to place Obama anywhere near MLK or JFK. Rather leave him to disgrace with the likes of Jesse Jackson….

Turtle317 on March 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Netanyahu: “No Trig. Sarah didn’t tell you the truth. I AM YOUR FATHER!!!!”

Trig: “NO! THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE!”

victor82 on March 1, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The obsession with death from the Left is unnerving.

SouthernGent on March 1, 2012 at 8:51 PM

What I really want to know: Who will portray Sullivan when this is turned into a major motion picture by Oliver Stone?

Alec Baldwin.

Cylor on March 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Maybe Perez Hilton could play Sullivan in the movie. No, maybe not, Perez is not enough of a whoo-or,

Mr. Joe on March 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM