Press TV – Feb 16, 2020
US Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election Pete Buttigieg is working in cahoots with the Israel lobby in the United States, says a political analyst.
Mark Dankof made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Saturday when asked about Philip Giraldi, a former American counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA, who said Israel has for long been interfering in American politics and elections but US officials prefer to remain silent and incriminate Russia.
Giraldi made the remarks in an article headlined Is Pete Buttigieg the Israel Lobby Choice? where he looked into an allegedly cyber warfare that hit Iowa and delayed the voting results of the primary caucus in the Midwestern state.
The results were published nearly 21 hours after Iowans cast their ballots, with officials blaming inconsistencies related to a new mobile app used for vote counting.
Buttigieg took the lead among other rival candidates there and was officially awarded the most delegates after a recanvass of 55 precincts was completed last week, holding a 0.1% lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the state delegate equivalent count.
“It’s very very obvious that the story of the 2020 elections thus far is not simply Israel’s usual interference in American elections…but 2020 is all about Israel taking this to a new level in terms of what happened in the Iowa caucuses,” Dankof said.
“It is very obvious that Pete Buttigieg, the democratic candidate from South Bend, Indiana is working in league with the Israel lobby,” he added.
“He’s ultimately the quintessential candidate of the Zionist lobby,” Dankof added, calling Buttigieg “a multinational corporate capitalist advocate” who “represents the cultural Marxism that is quite dear to the pro-Zionist elements in the United States.”