Apparently, the Claremonters have taken over the natcons, which is an interesting development because it will potentially be more difficult for the neocons to directly puppet master the natcons.
It has been argued that Hazony’s presence shows that the neocons (and, likely, the Mossad who pays him a lot more than he is worth) have a foothold already in the leadership of the “movement” so it is at this point severely compromised. I have wondered about that as well.
Others have suggested that while Hazony was originally a Kristol protege, he may be branching out on his own and attempting to embed himself in the Burkeans and other outliers in the neocon orbit. There seem to be some tensions between the US neocons and Israeli right-wing. The former thinks the latter is not pro-war enough. It may be that Hazony is a parallel operation to the neocons, one that the Mossad is exercising direct control over without intermediaries like the US neocons.
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