SOURCE: The White House will nominate Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

The White House has contacted key Jewish leaders tonight to inform them that they will be nominating Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, a source with close ties to the Jewish community tells The Right Scoop. According to this source, the Jewish community sees this as “a slap in the face”.

We’ll keep you posted as more develops.

UPDATE 2: Gestetner Updates also confirms this report.

UPDATE: Here’s some background on Hagel from Times of Israel:

Some critics of Hagel point at what they regard as a questionable policy in respect to Israel. He criticized the Bush administration in 2002 for refusing to meet with late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and rebuked Israel for not engaging in negotiations with an Arafat-led Palestinian Authority.

“Israel must take steps to show its commitment to peace,” he wrote in the Washington Post at the time. “This does not mean giving up or limiting its right to self-defense against terrorism. But Palestinian reformers cannot promote a democratic agenda for change while both the Israeli military occupation and settlement activity continue.”

During the 2006 Second Lebanon War, Hagel broke party ranks by calling for an immediate unilateral ceasefire by both Israel and Hezbollah.

“The sickening slaughter on both sides must end and it must end now,” the then-senator from Nebraska said. “President Bush must call for an immediate cease-fire. This madness must stop.”

Hagel, a Vietnam veteran, was also an outspoken critic of the Bush administration’s foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq, and rebuked his party’s approval for deploying more troops later in the war.

“There will be no victory or defeat for the United States in Iraq. These terms do not reflect the reality of what is going to happen there,” he wrote in the Washington Post in 2006. “The time for more US troops in Iraq has passed. We do not have more troops to send and, even if we did, they would not bring a resolution to Iraq.”

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121 thoughts on “SOURCE: The White House will nominate Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

  1. OMG! He demonstrates SANITY. Clearly, not the man for the job of Secretary of Defence after the last administration LIED us into a war in Iraq over weapons of mass destruction that didn’t exist.

    I mean, TALKING to your enemies, like when Nixon met with Mao, or when Reagan talked to Brezhnev – UTTER INSANITY. We must have some sane person that won’t discuss anything with anybody, and press the nation to a war that only advantages Israel when he’s told to do so.

  2. And what did the Jewish community think would have happened when they voted for this man? Sometimes I wonder, then just shake my head and wonder why they complain.

  3. Hagel is as bad as Graham. They both sold out some time ago. The pretender loves it when his handlers surround him with losers because they’ve told him it makes him look better. His self-esteem is so low, he actually believes them.

  4. Elections have consequences.The Jewish community just like the Catholic community voted for Obama in large numbers.Now take your medicine.

  5. Well Obama has suceeded..America is being run like a third-rate gong show..I am not even surprised by this..I shake my head.

  6. Obama looks behind the curtain for direction, and has mastered the “Rules for Radicals” (by the way Alinsky was Jewish) so we must realize that a lot of Jews like Obama. Worldwide there are many factions to Jewish idealogy; Hasidic, Orthodox, Progressive, Conservative..etc. But history tells me a different story, the Weather Underground, Trotsky, Marx (all Jewish) as well as others have been been self hating Jews. Today we have Axelrod, Podesta, Soros to mention a few behind the curtain advising Obama.
    Complicated idealogy to be Jewish at this very important time in history. Just remember the Democratic Convention in 2012. Obama is just following orders!
    So you really can’t point or place the finger at this time but it does not look good I must say

  7. “Israel must take steps to show its commitment to peace,” he wrote in the Washington Post at the time. “This does not mean giving up or limiting its right to self-defense against terrorism. But Palestinian reformers cannot promote a democratic agenda for change while both the Israeli military occupation and settlement activity continue.”

    There are so many lies and threats against Israel in this one small paragraph that it should cause his tongue and teeth corrode and dissolve into a flammable toxic gas.

    1. The principal lies are that Israel is occupying ‘Palestine’ and that Israel building on land illegally.

      Neither are true. The land near Jerusalem is E1 which was given to Israel in several peace agreements with the so-called Palestinians.

      The whole thing is a farce. Israel respects law and human life, lives up to its agreements.

      Islam encroaches and kills constantly like a deadly cancer and never gives up claiming land all the while claiming to be victims.

      The UN should be disbanned, it should never respect Islam or ignore its continual abhorrent and atrocious violations of human rights.

  8. Hagel is another DC-insider, scumbag, RINO, Demunist-wannabe.
    A perfect fit for the most corrupt, anti-semite, communist administration in history.
    He and “Vietnam hero” John Kerry can be the “dynamic duo” in helping to destroy this country under the communist-in-chief.

  9. “Israel must take steps to show its commitment to peace,”

    Where are the calls for the Palestinians to show their commitment to peace? Golda Meir said it best: There will be peace in the ME when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate us.

  10. This doesn’t bother me, because now the hypocrisy of the commie/lefties will be shown and the lies about their support for Israel will be exposed. Israel will take care of herself, and the lying lefty Jews-in-name-only in America will be known.

    Let the games begin…

  11. The question is quickly becoming not whether the World can be saved but whether there will be a World worth saving.

  12. I f Israel gets the dirty end of stick with this deal.. It won’t be their fault, but the fault of all The Liberal jewish votes that refused to see what Obama is really all about.
    The Liberal jewish voter cares not for Israel. They care about their themselves.
    What they have sowed so shall they reap !

      1. I think Obama is being influenced by the spirit of the Antichrist, but I don’t think he is the Antichrist.

  13. Hagel has been deemed ‘useful’ for Obama’s purposes. He will continue the anti-Christian, anti-Israel policies of Obama’s pro-Islam, pro-gay, pro-abortion, crony-fascist administration.

    1. white house leadership is communists!…that’s why THEY work for us….not us for them…wish we could fire 99 percent of all of them

      1. The irony here is that many of the communists in this country (ACLU for example) are made up of Jews-in-name-only. They no more care for Israel than for their own grandmother.

        Even the Italian Mafia, such as they existed, cared for family and country. Big difference with Communism taking over.

  14. This doesn’t bother me, in fact it pleases me that he’s appointing him. I say Bring. It. On.
    He’s appointing a guy who alienates Jews and reminds people of Obama’s real feelings on it, not to mention a pretend “Republican”. They need to learn how to handle a RINO, then again the media will say garbage about how O’s being “bipartisan” even though there’s not a bipartisan bone in his body but both him and his nominee are partisan Democrat attack dogs.
    Liberals have the most sickening praise for RINOs like Hagel, but I hear talks that a nomination for Obama’s pal may alienate him from some of the Democrats.

      1. Thank you for the link. I do see a line in the sand and this tug of war now underway inside the beltway may just be the tipping point.

        1. Your list makes the case in my mind. All of that an more including the debt, are engineered and executed by a puppet government to bring down America’s sovereignty and generate a crisis so large that the Constitution and due process are suspended. Millions now know this and that Feinstein’s Bill is the trigger.

      2. That’s a scary, but plausible scenario, sDee.

        What I’d like to see, if they pass a gun ban/confiscation, is for the Governors of the States to ‘just say no’ and declare that their state will not comply. Much like they are doing with ObamaCare. That would put the Feds in opposition to the States and many Congressional people will get awfully nervous.

        Cleaner and safer, but if it comes down to your scenario, there will be a lot on our side.

        1. It does not end well – that is certain. I am not sure what the governors can do as this will be Federal enforcement.

          Maybe some of the spineless critters in DC will figure this one out too and realize there is far more to fear than George Soros.

          1. I realize Fed law supersedes State law, but they are doing it with marijuana, so why not do it with the 2nd amendment. Sounds like a greater cause to me.

              1. They’ve been laughing at the suggestions to secede, but the possibility is always there the greater the threat gets. Things have always been in the realm of just talk because we thought this situation could never happen in our lifetimes. But now, everything is topsy-turvy. When a man like Obama can get re-elected without a whimper about fraud, the end game is very near.

                1. Obama was never a legal candidate, being the ‘alleged’ son of a foreign national.

                  For Obama to be allowed to run, both houses of Congress had to agree to wink at and ignore the US Constitution.

                  This means BOTH elections and both Obama administrations were/are fraudulent, bogus, illegal, unconstitutional.


              2. But look at how many states have DEM legislatures and Governors. This will mean not only civil war at the national level but within the states too.

      3. Great Article sD!!!

        When the pOTUS breaks his oath to uphold the constitution, are the SS still required (read that expected) to take a bullet for pOTUS?

    1. To add:

      -Governmental agencies and departments receiving mass amounts of ammunition that have no justifiable reason to receive such ammunition.

        1. Indeed. Cannon fodder, perhaps? Expendable defensive forces maybe? I would not put it past the diabolical forces that want to rule this country with an iron fist (Zero, his handlers and lackeys, Soros, et al) to, in the instance of civil unrest, get both sides (government forces and rebels or whatever) to start killing each other so that those who really wear the jackboots can effectively organize and then move in to eliminate all. It doesn’t matter who gets the best of whom, just as long as sufficient time is given to establish a powerful force and launch an all-out offensive. There are some parallels that I see with what happened in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s and what is happening in the U.S. right now. However, the group of authoritarian elites trying to run the show today is more insidious than the likes of Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, and others.

    2. Majority on welfare and food stamps
      Class warfare
      Increased taxation and reduced individual spending
      Increased unemployment

    3. That was fun to watch. And at the same time extremely sickening. The stupid dem senator is so brain washed, so stuck on killing the American dream that nothing is able to get thru his thick skull. All to our detriment.

  15. Oy vey. We knew it was coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier to witness it. Why would we be surprised with the traitorous dear leader’s pick? The fact that Hagel has an “r” after his name just goes to show dear leader’s bipartisanship. gag.

      1. It’s a win win for the vile Jew hater in the WH. He thinks he’s smart, but it’s the father of all that’s evil that is hedging him along. bo won’t think he’s a smarty when he faces his Creator one day.

  16. Well, I would like to say that the American Jews who voted for this man are getting what they deserve – but this is terrible for our troops and for Israel, and I hope that there is enough opposition in Congress to block this nomination.

    1. I’m afraid to say this but Barky Boy won’t care about Congressional approval. He will send his boys to do what they are told and flip off Congress. Congress has had substantial evidence to impeach and have failed and refused to do so.

  17. Obama wants another William Cohen Republican turncoat to pacify/neutralize the Republican opposition in and of the confirmation process, which is what Bill Clinton proposed to Obama.

    But this is a minor issue as Obama is still in charge and gives the orders, as the puppetmaster to his crony henchmen and women.. Compared to what Obama is doing to completely dismantle and disarm our US Military, let alone give away America’s sovereignty.

    “Since taking office, Obama has made clear that he views the US as an imperialist power on the world stage. As a result, the overarching goal of Obama’s foreign policy has been to end US global hegemony.
    Obama looks to the UN as a vehicle for tethering the US superpower. He views US allies in the Middle East and around the world with suspicion because he feels that as US allies, they are complicit with US imperialism.”
    ~Caroline Glick~

    1. Glick has a good handle on this. It all fits closely the Brzezinski Doctrine (IMO).

      She did think pressure from American Jews would stop the nomination. But we are in end-game now. Obama just does not care. The US Federal Government is not ours.

  18. Who else would an anti semitic president nominate but another anti semitic? Hagel, though he called himself a Republican was not in ideology. If Obama thinks Hagel’s nomination will assuage people then he’s misinformed, but then he usually is.

  19. Not surprised here!

    This arrogant bastard – is an evil arrogant bastard

    and loves to rub noses in the sh*t

    When will IMPEACHMENT proceedings start again?

    1. His arrogance and narcissism was exceeded by Adolf and even after 12 million were murdered, they triumphed in part because of the strength of the American people. We are stronger than any tyrant and Barky Boy is quickly losing strength. If he thought we would go gently into that good night registering and quietly obeying gun control, he GREATLY underestimated this country’s citizens.

            1. Great links!

              I read them both, and am truly envious that you have such great resources available in the USA. Gosh – I’d go to an Appleseed Boot Camp in no time flat!

            2. sDee, for those who need visual assistance, on you tube search how to shoot m1. there you will find US miltary video for proper positions and use of the sling

  20. Barack Obama:

    “I will be behind Israel 100% and defend them against their enemies.” – 2007
    “I will be behind Israel, if needed, and support them at all costs.” – 2008
    “I will be behind Israel, if needed, and give them what support we can.” – 2009
    “I will support Israel in their efforts with the Palestinians.” – 2010
    “I will support Israel, if they bend to the wishes of the Palestinians.” – 2011
    “I will bury Israel, if I can, at the wishes of the Palestinians.” – 2012

    “These words, I promise you, I will keep – so help me Allah.” – Secret Inaugural Oath of Office (Jan 20th, 2013)

  21. If Hagel land Kerry become a part of the cabinet then there is no doubt that we are being brought down from within. Both of these nominees have anti-American history that cannot be denied. We all know Obama is nothing but a puppet, but correcting that problem is still 2 years away.

  22. Pick the worst possible candidate for a job in Washington… and then count on Obama to nomiate that person. What an idiot.

    1. Bibi has to say that…. he is walking a tightrope. He is under no illusions about Obama or Kerry – but he cannot afford to offend them.

  23. Brzezinski gets all he wanted.

    This is going to get ugly.
    The Zbigniew Brzezinski Russia-China Doctrine

    How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen

    Q:And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic [integrisme], having givenarms and advice to future terrorists?
    Brzezinski:What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or thecollapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of CentralEurope and the end of the cold war?
    Q:Some stirred-up Moslems? But it has been said and repeated: Islamic fundamentalismrepresents a world menace today.
    Brzezinski:Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam.That is stupid. There isn’t a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner and withoutdemagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers.But what is there in common among Saudi Arabian fundamentalism, moderate Morocco,Pakistan militarism, Egyptian pro-Western or Central Asian secularism? Nothing morethan what unites the Christian countries.

      1. Sick and evil. One of the puppet masters and should leave little doubt we are being dismantled from within.

        Brzezinski described in his 70’s book, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, a global society that he and his Trilateral Commission/Bilderberg would impose:

        ‘The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.’

        ‘Today we are again witnessing the emergence of transnational elites. Whose ties cut across national boundaries. It is likely that before long the social elites of most of the more advanced countries will be highly internationalist or globalist in spirit and outlook … The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty … Further progress will require greater American sacrifices. More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken, with some consequent risk to the present relatively favorable American position.’

        Shortly after Zuckerberger attended the Bilderberg meeting, Facebook went public and Soros bought a major share. Today on Drudge:
        Facebook bans Gandhi quote on gun control as part of revisionist history purge

        1. That quote from Brzezinski’s book is very prophetic – or perhaps he’s been working hard to make it so.
          It is now a fact that the ‘elites’, especially the supra-national ones, have more in common with each other than with the people of the countries they came from.

          This is neo-feudalism, just as in the Middle Ages where the various kings and the nobility had more in common with each other than with the serfs, peasants and even freemen of their own countries.
          And we now also have the supra-national bureaucracy, the people who run the UN and the EU, just as in the Middle Ages there were the clerics of the Church who ran what counted as ‘administration’ then.

          Forward to the past!

        2. It’s amazing how there’s always another evil man eager to fill the shoes of the previous evil man. (Mao, Che, Hitler, Soros, Obama, etc.)

    1. Both were wrong were they not. Moderate Egypt….Sure and Islam’s a religion is the biggest lie or misconception, Islam is a political cult and those that ascribe to it as a religion obviously are deluded or cannot read the English translation nor the history of the globe.

      Mind numbing morons all of them.

  24. Well what to say other than elections have consequences. The Jewish people were warned in 2008 and again in 2012. Both times, they stumped for Barky Boy in spite of his position on Israel. So, it’s time they suck it up and learn a good lesson, do your research, pull your head out of your backside and learn to vote properly, and that does not mean voting for progressive jihad-loving Marxists.

    1. Their apathy is Obama’s license. Obama must be so happy right now. All the lemmings are lining up nicely behind him again as he marches towards the cliff.

          1. Take a blind eye towards the Lord and you’ll get this every time. In order to read that they’ll have to open their hearts but unfortunately, it’s occupied by the fallen one. Furthermore, these are in the same mold as the grand puppet master, Soros.

    2. I don’t think American Jews care about Israel but if Obama turns on them like he has on Bibi then you may hear some screeching.

    3. That’s the problem, Orangeone, they aren’t what anyone who actually follows the tenants of Judaism, Jewish, they’re Marxist/progressives in every sense of the word. I don’t think any of them even believe in the Almighty, His law, His covenant with Israel now any other miracle He has given to Israel. Dyed in the wool idiots marching lock step with those that eventually will use them one more time as a scapegoat.

      1. As always, you are correct.  And after they have been labeled as the “evil wealthy”, they will whine and whine and whine and be ignored.

  25. Not surprising. Hagel is a real soulmate for Obama’s views on Israel. And to the majority of American Jews that voted for Obama’s re-election, hope you’re happy with the results. Obama will not rest until Israel is marginalized and at the mercy of its enemies. And, by the way he’s running his foreign policy, that day is coming real soon.

    1. I’ve been saying this to everyone in my local Jewish community. It’s so absurd that I simply can’t understand it, what has Obama ever said that could possibly lead anyone to believe that he supports Israel?

      Oh right, he went to AIPAC and preached to the choir. Sigh.

    2. I’ll tell you what’s a slap in the face and that’s calling all those secular Jews that voted for Obamakov, Jews.

  26. Does that mean that Congress won’t require Hillary to testify on Benghazi anymore? Hmmmm.

    To be continued…

    1. It should be no surprise that team Zero chose Hagel. He’s as anti-Semitic and pro-Islamic as a RINO can get without being a Democrap.

    2. Cindy, John Kerry is up for Secy of State, and the Republicans have said they will not confirm him until Hillary testifies about Benghazi. Hagel is the anti-semite reportedly being considered for Secy of Defense.

      1. It sounds very odd that Obama is trying to reach across the aisle. That is so unlike him. Yet again, he is reaching out for someone that is only a Republican-in-name. The fact that Congress is full of RINOs might lead some of Hagel’s colleagues to reconsider some of policies. In that, Hagel is not different from those that bash Israel. Hopefully, Congress will still maintain Hillary’s summon to testify to Congress on Benghazi as a must-happen before confirmation of any Sec of State. If you ask me, the whole thing smells kinda fishy….

        1. Don’t let bo fool you, he’s not reaching across the isle, he’s reaching for a fellow Jew hater that happens to be republican, that you wisely noted. He just lucked out that hagel is a republican in name only and will use that to his own advantage. It’s his own advantage that matters first, second, last and always.

        1. Kerry actually met with the North Vietnamese in Paris and assured them they would win if they would not surender. He is a traitor and the Swiftboat Vets told the absolute truth about his lies and deceptions about his military record. The reason Kerry put himself in for three (3) Purple Hearts without spilling a drop of blood was that was a requirement for getting his lilly-white cowardly butt out of Nam. The joke was Kerry was out of Nam before the ink dried on his third application for a Purple Heart. He not only lied about our troops in Nam, but did the same thing in Iraq about our troops. He is an anti-American traitor on the level of Jane Fonda. Hagel is worse.

            1. When it comes to treason, I agree that Kerry IS worse than Hagel. Hagel being selected for Secretary of Defense with his anti-Israel stance could not have come at a more pivotal time in the Middle East. Israel is approaching a period of where their enemies are being emboldened and their survival is being threatened. The timing of Hagel as Secretary of Defense could not come at a worse time.

              1. If one subscribes to the Book of Revelation, then it comes at a time fore known by the Great Creator. These men who think themselves so important on the world stage, are simply pawns of darkness and will one day face a judgment they can’t possibly imagine. They will shrink and cower before the One who was born a Jew and died a Jew and lives again and forever.

    3. Besides her “immaculate concussion,” Hitlery now has a blood clot in her brain, so her testifying will probably never happen. Heard this on the news this morning.

      The Clintons were/are phonies too.

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