Thursday, May 28, 2009

Foreigners Demand American Woman Take Down U.S. Flag

So...maybe closing our borders, or at least, enforcing proper immigration policies would work to repair the problems currently facing states like California.

I believe that those who are not American citizens should not be able to obtain easy access to American resources, such as schooling, least without displaying that they have some intention of becoming Americans and undergoing the citizenship process.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Change You Shouldn't Allow

The Complete Idiot's Guide To The New World Order

The Phoenix Project

Hello, Slaves!

My thanks to Brian for the videos.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Proof Of The Existence Of Nano-Thermite In The Remains Of The WTC Complex


This interview with Dr Niels Harrit will hopefully put the final stake through the hearts of all those who believe in the "19 Ay-rab hijackers" scenario.

Here's some excerpts from the interview: Do you and your team expect any benefit from releasing this work?

Dr. Niels Harrit: Restoring justice, democracy and free press. Avoid fascism. A better world for my grandchildren. Is it possible for terrorists to get hold of this material? It's such a special material, so that only people from inside the US army could get hold of it. Where can Nano Thermite be bought? Can normal people buy it as well? Or only companies / military?

Dr. Niels Harrit: This stuff has only been prepared under military contracts in the USA and probably in bigger allied countries. This is secret military research. Do your own guess work and read Kevin Ryan's article on this subject. It was not prepared in a cave in Afghanistan. Why did no bomb sniffing dog bark?

Dr. Niels Harrit: All the bomb sniffing dogs were sent home by the security company two weeks before. Furthermore, they are trained on conventional explosives which smell rather characteristically.

As I stated - beautiful.

I've had a mostly enjoyable weekend. I attended a barbecue, spent time with relatives, and put this train of thought on the backburner for a couple of hours...but it is never really completely absent from my thoughts.

I want a better world for the next generation. To me, a better world does not involve:

Tent cities
Carbon tax
Holy wars
Unwarranted rises in basic items (foodstuffs, energy, etc.)
Genetically-modified foods
Politicians beholden to foreign entities
Elevating any people over any others

I could go on and on...but I believe that taking those basics into account, and not allowing those things to stand in our world of today...WE CAN MAKE CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN.

One of the things that stand in the way of our Great Transformation is the obfuscation of the truth of the events of September 11th, 2001. The page is dedicated to exposing the lies and the liars who aided and abetted the events of September 11th, 2001. I type it out, not as 9/11, because I don't believe that the atrocities that took place on that day should be relegated to such a small term as 9/11.

Nor should any of you, dear readers.

Also...please read the full report here.

Update (5/2/2009): So...on a different posting at RetardScumbagEnablers'R'Us, also known as Counterknowledge, some idiot going by the nomenclature of Joseph Welch posted this tripe:

Joseph Welch said
on 25 May 2009

Oh, so just because a witness happens to bear a slight resemblance to an actor no one’s ever heard of, that means 9/11 was an inside job [link added by hANOVER fIST - this is a reference to Mark Humphrey, the tool in the Harley-Davidson T-shirt who told everyone on September 11th, 2001 how "impacts and extreme heat from jet fuel" collapsed the World Trade Center Towers 1 & 2].

This is your proof. Well done. The NWO is completely destroyed, the Bush family have all committed harikiri, and the state of Israel has voluntarily disolved itself. I’m going to resign my job and join a commune, and tell everyone I meet that hANOVER fIST is the smartest guy on the planet, and deserves both the Nobel Peace and Science prize for his tiresome battles for ‘the troof’.

This is not a smoking gun, you walt.

In the meantime, perhaps you can tell me what you’re thinking (assuming you can think) when you see these photos:

I responded with the information from above, then I went to peruse his stupid posting. What abominable timing, Welchy!

Here's the response, which, as you can plainly see, has been left UNANSWERED since its posting:

on 26 May 2009

Well…I just blew Stupid Reason #9 out of the water, eh?

Let’s repost the verbiage here:

“9. Workmen cutting beams in the wreckage. Conspiracy theorists are for some reason obsessed with the idea that thermite was used in 9/11, in spite of the fact that thermite is used for cutting and welding, and never in demolitions (indeed, it would be practically impossible to set it up). They cite neatly cut beams as evidence of thermite being used, but ignore the fact that beams were neatly cut up by workmen operating after the collapse.”

Wow…I guess if I got all my info from Mark L. from Controlled Demolition, I could rally around that thesis…but it has now proven to be demonstrably false.

I’ll let the boys handle the rest of this asshat’s assertions.

Oh…when did I state that I’m “the smartest guy on the planet?”

Never have, never will…but I do know what conforms to basic physics and basic chemistry, and what doesn’t.

When I see these pictures, I see a clod with ISLAMOFASCISM tattooed across his stupid, huge waterhead.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Republican Disaster -- The Evangelical/Zionist Anatomy of Meltdown

Republican Disaster -- The Evangelical/Zionist Anatomy of Meltdown

by Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All -- or Almost All -- of It Back


There came a day in 1985 (my dad had died in 1984) that I began to take another look at my commitment to the both the far right of Republican Party and the Religious Right. I came to realize that I was in bed with a group of people who were profoundly anti-American. They were professional haters. They wrapped themselves in the flag and "loved America," but it was an America in their imaginations only and cast in their image: white, middle-class, straight, born-again, homophobic and tinged with racism, not to mention misogyny...

Two religions (in the broadest sense of the term) have destroyed the Republican Party: evangelical Christianity and Christian/Jewish Zionism. Evangelical Christianity created the Religious Right which forever linked the Republican Party to the antiabortion, anti-sex education, anti-evolution and anti-gay crusades. And both Christian and Jewish Zionism linked the Republican Party to what became the neoconservative movement with its roots in such publications as Commentary magazine and their shrill Israel-can-do-no-wrong anti-Arab agenda.

I would not call Zionism per se a religion, but I'm talking about secular goals pursued with religious fervor. I would call Zionism, American-style a politicized version of a religion. I also argue that the neo-con side got traction when religious Jews became Zionists and when religious Christians (evangelicals) hopped aboard to hasten the "Rapture." And I'd like to point out that American Zionists ally themselves with the Israeli hardliners, but that opinion in Israel is much more diverse and often tolerant than that, as is opinion among Jewish Americans, who do not by and large accept the AIPAC point of view uncritically...

With "friends" like the Christian Zionists -- exemplified by the Reverend John Hagee and many others who "support" Israel while eagerly waiting for the "return of Christ" and the destruction of all "unbelieving Jews" -- Israel needs no enemies. Given that the hard-line American Christian Zionists encouraged the Republican Party to become the party of permanent war to keep the State of Israel "safe" they have actually helped set the stage for its destruction. And therefore the Republicans also opened the door to our national economic ruin as well. The two are linked; eternal war and ruin, because our permanent wars (thinly veiled excuses to "keep Israel safe") are never paid for by increased taxes or a draft...

What's caused the Republican Party's real meltdown? It's that it has ceased to exist as a political party and is instead a dwindling weirdly eclectic collection of uneducated rubes led by a few fearful angry far right thinkers who talk in media sound bites geared to the types of people who watch Fox News. Jack Kemp was not part of this horrible little "party." He was a smart compassionate man. There used to be more Republicans like Kemp. Today the Republican core constituency is the national village idiot...

The choice for America has always been between inclusive pluralism and exclusion. The kind of religion and Evangelical/Zionist/neoconservative cabal used to take over the interests of the Republican Party is just too small for this big diverse, tolerant and open country of ours. So the Republicans have a choice: become an American political party again serving American interests or continue to serve the narrowly defined religious interests of two angry and fearful Jewish/Evangelical minorities who are themselves bastardized offshoots of their Christian and Jewish traditions.

Travis - thanks again, bro.

Found the perfect image to accompany this posting...but when did the Israelis start producing Bible tracts?

The Middle East, RAID (The S.E. Johnson Product), Highlander and the Occupation of Gaza

I was conducting a morning conference when an odd sequence of events was brought to my attention. I have the radio tuned into 1010WINS, as I do every morning. There are commercials, of course, that "pay" for the news being presented, and often for products being advertised. There is a new commercial for RAID that touts its best new feature as being completely odorless. Well, since I'm certain that bug spray is inherently bad for humans, I'd prefer to know that an area has been prepared using said product...but I digress. The commercial affords the pesky insects anthropomorphous personalities, and makes allusions to "bugs not going to Heaven". Now, before the commercial ended, I mused, "Now, if my Distraction Media" claim has any validity at all, this commercial will be followed up by some item regarding the Middle East.

Why do I say this? It may not be common knowledge, but the religious texts of Judaism refer to two sets of people: Jews and goyim. Many Israeli officials have referred to the populations of the Middle East as less than human:

:evil: Jewish Talmudic Doctrine: Non-Jews are Not Humans

The Talmud specifically defines all who are not Jews as non-human animals, and specifically dehumanizes Gentiles as not being descendants of Adam. We will now list some of the Talmud passages which relate to this topic.

Menahoth 43b-44a. A Jewish man is obligated to say the following prayer every day: Thank you God :evil: for not making me a Gentile, a woman or a slave.

Kehuboth 6b. [Now] does it not mean that if he had yet no intercourse [with his wife] he may have intercourse [with her] even on Sabbath? Said Raba: No, except Sabbath. Said Abaye to him: But it says, `until the night following the Sabbath [one gives her] four nights'? Only, said Raba, when he already had intercourse [with her]. If [it were, as you say,] after he already had intercourse, what does he let us hear? He lets us hear that it is allowed to have intercourse on Sabbath, as that [statement] of Samuel [teaches], for Samuel said: One may enter into a narrow opening on Sabbath, although he causes pebbles to break loose.

Uses of Oil of Annointing. Our Rabbis have taught: He who pours the oil of anointing over cattle or vessels is not guilty; if over gentiles [Hebrew: goyim] or the dead, he is not guilty. The law relating to cattle and vessels is right, for it is written: "Upon the flesh of man [Hebrew: adam] shall it not be poured [Exodus 30:32]"; and cattle and vessels are not man [adam]. Also with regard to the dead, [it is plausible] that he is exempt, since after death one is called corpse and not a man [adam]. But why is one exempt in the case of gentiles [goyim]; are they not in the category of man [adam]?--No, it is written: "And ye my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are man [adam] [Ezekiel 34:31]": Ye are called man [adam] but gentiles [goyim] are not called man [adam]. (Ed. but by implication, Cain),

In the above passage, the Rabbis are discussing the Mosaic law which forbids applying holy oil to men. In the discussion, the Rabbis state that it is not a sin to apply the holy oil to gentiles, since gentiles are not human beings (literally, Adam, and are by implication, Cain).

Yebamoth 61a: It was taught: And so did R. Simeon ben Yohai state [61a] that the graves of gentiles [goyim] do not impart levitical uncleanness by an ohel [standing or bending over a grave], for it is said, "And ye my sheep the sheep of my pasture, are men [adam]" [Ezekiel 34:31]; you are called men [adam] but the idolaters are not called men [adam].

The Mosaic law states that touching a human corpse or grave imparts uncleanness to those who touch it. But the Talmud here teaches that if a Jew touches the grave of a gentile, it does not make him unclean, since gentiles are not human (literally, Adam).

Baba Mezia 114b: Said he [Rabbah] to him: Art thou not a priest: why then dost thou stand in a cemetery? - He replied: Has the Master not studied the laws of purity? For it has been taught: R. Simeon ben Yohai said: The graves of gentiles [goyim] do not defile, for it is written, "And ye my flock, the flock of my pastures, are men [adam]" [Ezekiel 34:31]; only ye are designated men [Adam].

A Jewish priest was standing in a graveyard. When asked why he was standing there in apparent violation of the Mosaic law, he replied that it was permissible, since the law only prohibits Jews from coming into contact with the graves of humans [adam], and he was standing in a gentile graveyard.

Since the so-called Scriptural proof text (Ezekiel 34:31) repeatedly cited in the above three Talmud passages in reality does not prove that only Jews are human, it is self-evident that the Talmudic sages who asserted the preceding absurdities about Gentiles were already anti-Gentile racists or ideologues who, in desperate search of some proof of their position, distorted an Old Testament passage in order to justify their bigotry. Their ideology came first, their "proof" second.

Berakoth 58a R. Shila administered lashes to a man who had intercourse with an Egyptian woman. The man went and informed against him to the Government, saying: There is a man among the Jews who passes judgment without the permission of the Government. An official was sent to [summon] him. When he came he was asked: Why did you flog that man? He replied: Because he had intercourse with a she-ass.

They said to him: Have you witnesses? He replied: I have. Elijah thereupon came in the form of a man and gave evidence. They said to him: If that is the case he ought to be put to death! He replied: Since we have been exiled from our land, we have no authority to put to death; do with him what you please.

While they were considering his case, R. Shila exclaimed, "Thine, Oh Lord, is the greatness and the power" [1 Chronicles 29:11] What are you saying? they asked him. He replied: What I am saying is this: Blessed is the All-Merciful who has made the earthly royalty on the model of the heavenly, and has invested you with dominion, and made you lovers of justice.

They said to him: Are you so solicitous for the honor of the Government? They handed him a staff and said to him: You may act as judge. When he went out that man said to him: Does the All-Merciful perform miracles for liars?

He replied: Wretch! Are they not called asses? For it is written: "Whose flesh is as the flesh of asses" [Ezekiel 23:20]. He noticed that the man was about to inform them that he had called them asses. He said: This man is a persecutor, and the Torah has said: If a man comes to kill you, rise early and kill him first. So he struck him with the staff and killed him. He then said: Since a miracle has been wrought for me through this verse, I will expound it."

Our apologies for subjecting our readers to the preceding lengthy Talmudic drivel, but it is best to include all of it to demonstrate its depravity.

In addition to having Elijah float down from heaven to deceive the Gentile court, the Talmud teaches that Gentiles are in reality animals, hence Rabbi Shila (and Elijah) did not really lie at all. It also teaches that anyone (even a Jewish man) who reveals this Talmud truth about non-Jews deserves execution, since revealing it makes Gentiles angry and causes persecution of the Jews.

We can only rejoice that the majority of Jews today do not follow such heinous teachings; only a few openly espouse the Talmud as divinely inspired, although unfortunately these few are sometimes to be found in influential leadership positions.

(Parenthetically, the above Scripture proof-text cited by the rabbis, does not prove that Gentiles are not human, being animals. The passage from Ezekiel in the Bible only says that some Egyptians had large sex organs and copious emissions. This does not in any way prove or even connote that the Egyptians being referred to in the Bible were considered animals).

Having sufficiently proven our point from the Talmud, namely that the Talmud teaches that Gentiles are not human [Hebrew: Adam], and are really animals, we will list a few other passages which expound on the Ezekiel 23:20 "proof text", allowing our readers to research them on their own: Arakin 19b, Berakoth 25b, Niddah 45a, Shabbath 150a, Yebamoth 98a.

The original text of Sanhedrin 37a applies God's approval only to the saving of Jewish lives. This is demonstrable by referring to Jewish books such as the Hesronot Ha-shas.

I may add direct quotations to this posting, if requested.

That being said...would you believe that 1010WINS played a bumper, complete with the sounds of warfare in the background, of their "effectiveness" of reporting the situation in the Middle East?

This was the 7:00 hour from this morning's broadcast. I may look for a recording of that moment. In my opinion, this was a clever segue into the events occurring in the Middle East, and how the land should be "wiped clean" of the perceived insects, the Palestinians. what does Highlander have to do with all of this?

Highlander, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown and Roxanne Hart, is one of the most fantastic movies ever created. Now here, for the purposes of purity, forget about the sequels, especially that tripe recoded on film called Highlander 2; let's deal solely with the original product. This is your classic struggle of good versus evil, except that this one is for all the marbles. The idea of the movie is that these men, chosen to fight for the fate of the universe, can only be killed by cutting off their heads; their accumulated skills and power of will then taken on by their dispatcher. It is made clear that when there are but a few of them left, they will all feel a compulsion to meet in a faraway land, where they will engage in final battle, for the Prize.

It's not 1900, by any stretch of the imagination...but then again, how many of you have actually even seen 1900, much less sat through the five hours required?

One of the rules is that their are sanctuaries where one cannot attack another. At a later point in the movie, Conner MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) and the Kurgan (Clancy Brown) meet in a church. They goad each other verbally, but they both know that this rule must be observed.

At this point, I wish to interject with a clip from Edwin M. Wright's The Great Zionist Cover-Up (physically page 61 of the PDF, labeled page 52 of the document):

A post card signed "J C Stern" and addressed to Edwin M. Wright, Advisor to Dulles, Washington D.C. and postmarked Los Angeles May 21, 1956, states

"We know you well and class you with Hitler. As long as there is a world there will be Israel and the Jews. Spit your hate and see how far you get."

Lest you get some brickbats intended for me - I'm sending this explanation. Harry Howard is responsible! His wife arranged for the briefing of the AAUW. I gave a 53 "global survey" in which discussions of NE problems were very brief. I doubt if I spent over 10 minutes on the whole NEA area. Evidently the Bible is a dangerous book to quote. In the wrong hands, it can be alleged to show that when the Jews repeatedly reoccupied Palestine, they were not very kind to the older and local inhabitants.

I have always been fascinated with historical geography. During the four years with G-2 U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East (U.S.A.F.I.M.E.), I teamed up with a friend - Rabbi Nelson Glueck, one of the foremost Reform Jewish Rabbis and an outstanding scholar. He was operating under "cover" for the O.S.S., where I first met him as a colleague in 1941-42. In Palestine I toured with him weekends and put history and geography together. In 1956, I organized a Training Tour of three months for 30 U.S. government officers who worked on Middle Eastern affairs. We visited each state in the area for a week or more where we interviewed leaders in government, the press, business, etc., and I was "Lecturer" in visiting historic spots. We spent eight to ten days in Israel.

The first trip in 1956 brought me into close contact with the Orthodox Rabbinate. Rabbi Yacov Herzog, the son of the former Rabbi Herzog (from Ireland), Chief Rabbi of the Ashkenazi Jews, was in charge of the American section of the Israeli Foreign Office. He was in charge of the two days we spent in Jerusalem. He was so Orthodox he would not shake hands with a woman (and we had several), he would not write on the Sabbath, nor would he answer the telephone on the Sabbath. He appointed Rabbi Pinhas Eliav as our Escort Officer for touring Israel. We hired a bus and went to Beersheba, Galilee, Haifa, and other regions where we visited Kibbutzim, factories, schools, 54 etc., so as to get the "feel" of Israel. At all times Rabbi Pinhas, also an Orthodox Rabbi, was with us.

As a result of my studies and experience, I came to be highly suspicious of the word "Orthodox" which means "Right-thought." It assumes that any difference of opinion is "Wrong-thought." While in Iraq, in 1921-23, I had visited Sir Leonard Woolley's excavations at Ur, one of the ancient city States of the Sumerians. Professor James B. Pritchard's two books Archaeology and the Old Testament and The Ancient Near East place side by side passages from Sumerian literature - with other passages from the Old Testament - indicating how the writers of the latter borrowed from the former. The story of Noah is a paraphrase of parts of the Gilgamesh Epic, and the birth of Moses is an almost exact duplicate of the myth of the birth of Sargon of Akkad who lived about 2150 B.C. The Orthodox Rabbinate in Israel insist that the Torah and Taanach are of Divine Origin, inerrant, infallible, and immutable, and any one who disagrees is an enemy trying to destroy the Will of God. This makes communication between the Orthodox and anyone not Orthodox almost impossible.

Having an Orthodox Rabbi listening to every word I said was both awkward and embarrassing. His responsibility was to indoctrinate us in the Orthodox tradition; mine was to try to describe what I believed had actually happened in history. We often came to embarrassing confrontations on many occasions. For instance, in riding down from Jerusalem to Beersheba, we went down the Valley of Sorek. The bus had a loud-speaker which I used to explain the story of Samson and Delilah in the book of Judges. I pointed out the name Samson is the Hebrew-Arabic name for Sun, and Delilah means, "She 55 of the Night" - that this story belonged to the early folk-hero legends of Israel which corresponded to the folk-hero tales of all cultures - the Iliad and Odyssey of the Greeks, the Prometheus myth, the Heracles-Hercules myth, the Osiris-Usus-Set myth in Egypt, the Tammuz Sumerian-Babylonian myth, and the Rustam hero tales of early Iran. These myths are personifications of the forces of nature. Among the most popular such myths was that of the Sun God rising in power in the morning, but in the evening dying in the west, lured to its death by the Goddess of the Night. I made reference to Joseph Campbell's book The Hero of a Thousand Faces and his four volume The Masks of God and urged them to read these books. Rabbi Pinhas was furious.

But the showdown came when we were in Carmiel (above Haifa). It is now a purely Jewish town, and non-Jews are prohibited renting, owning or working in the area, though previous to 1948, there were three Arab villages there, whose lands had been confiscated and turned over to the Jewish National Fund. Fouzi el Asmar in his book To Be An Arab In Israel (page 44:107-8) describes how he was shunned when he was invited by a friend to visit in this purely Jewish town - as it is now.

I felt it was important our group understand Israeli land laws. After lunch, I took the group to a lookout point and gave a talk on the history of the northwest Galilee. Pointing to the east, there lies the small stream and plain where the fold-heroine Jael pounded a tent peg through the head of the Philistine Sisera while he was asleep in her tent. (Judges 4.) We were standing on the spot where Elijah slew 2,000 priests of Baal after his divine miracle. To the north we could see the mountains of Lebanon - at the time of Solomon 56 the source of the timber for building the Temple in Jerusalem. To get that timber, Solomon, among his thousand wives, probably married a pagan daughter of Hiram, King of Tyre, and ceded several villages to Tyre. He then intensified corvee (forced) labor upon the Hebrews to cut and transport the timber to Jerusalem. It was this forced labor which brought on a revolt of the northern tribes against the son of Solomon - Jereboam - and forever destroyed Hebrew unity.

Rabbi Pinhas could not contain his anger and said my story was not true. That evening we were at the U.S. Consulate in Haifa for an outdoor dinner, and I asked for a Bible. I read from I Kings 5 to substantiate my story. This was humiliating to Rabbi Pinhas, and he was later to get his revenge. It had another effect. The 30 officers in the course became very suspicious about everything they were told by Israelis and would ask me afterwards, "What's the truth?" Rabbi Pinhas's revenge was to go to Rabbi Herzog and Teddy Kolleck. He complained that I had insulted him and Israel and made it impossible for him to get the Israeli point of view across. The result was a visit to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv by a delegation of two, who asked the Ambassador to inform the State Department I was persona non grata in Israel. The Ambassador recommended that I should not be sent to Israel in the future. Fortunately for me, the Ambassador left after 1957 and Ogden Reed of New York was the new Ambassador. There was also a new Deputy - my former Chief in the office of Greek, Turkish and Iranian affairs - William Baxter. Bill knew Turkish and had taught at Robert College, Istanbul. He well knew me and the whole 57 story, so in 1958 and following years, I was again allowed to enter Israel - but cautioned not to irritate the Rabbis!!

Rabbi Yacov Herzog later appeared in the Israeli Embassy in Washington. As a concession to the Gentile practice of shaking hands with women, he decided he would do so for public relations purposes. But the attack on me from the Orthodox Rabbinate in the U.S. entered high gear.

The pretext for the next attack upon me developed out of a talk I gave at the National Presbyterian Church. I had recently returned from a three months study tour of the Middle East, and my friend Reverend Ed Elson, the Pastor, also President Eisenhower's Pastor, asked me to give a report on my visit. It was a tense time. By a conspiracy, Israel, France and Great Britain had launched an attack upon Egypt two weeks before, and the headlines were focused on the Suez Canal. I spoke for an hour reporting my findings on Turkey, Iran, and Israel, as well as four Arab states. In the audience was Mrs. Lillian Levy, a Jewish reporter. My talk was factual, and I tried to avoid controversial statements - and succeeded. Then came the question and answer period. A Presbyterian minister in the audience asked me, "What part is religion playing in the modern Middle East?" In my reply I said that the Middle East had never had a Renaissance like Europe in the 15th-17th Centuries. Therefore to understand religious passions, it was necessary to recall what happened in Europe. The shift from religious wars to secular national wars came in the Thirty Years War 1618-1648. The Middle East was in that same shift now. Turkey had only become a national secular state under Kemal Ataturk during 1923-1928. Lebanon was in form secular but in fact a balance of 58 religious minorities. All other states were in the throes of religious change which had produced violent internal movements of three kinds - (1) Reactionary, (2) Evolutionary, and (3) Revolutionary. The Reactionary were interested in the preservation of theocratic traditions and institutions and are afraid of secular, scientific, and national forces. In Europe, it was the clash of the Papacy vs. Copernicus, Galileo, and the Reformers. Judaism in Spain had witnessed the same phenomenon earlier. The Arab schools had introduced Greek rationalism especially in Cordova. The greatest of Jewish scholars, Moses Maimonides, had been attacked because he had followed the rational theories of Ibn Rushd, and an extreme Orthodox sect had ex-communicated him. These reactionary groups were now represented in the Islamic world by such groups as the Ikhwan - el Muslimeen, the Mollah Kashani Fidayeen in Iran and the Orthodox Rabbinate in Israel.

But I expressed the opinion that the Middle East would repeat the European mode. The future of the Middle East depended upon its mastery of technology and the scientific world view. In this, the various orthodoxies, which emphasized a static and nostalgic effort to preserve the past - rituals and social customs - had little to contribute to what was an explosive situation. The Middle East was trying to move from centuries- old stagnation to a new dynamic form of society in one generation.

Mrs. Lillian Levy is a creative journalist. By selecting a few phrases and adding some statements I did not make, she published a pseudo-report of my talk. Her report was like the hunters' trumpet for the Zionists and Orthodox to unleash their bloodhounds and track the victim. Mrs. Levy appointed herself 59 a one woman inquisition and tried to get interviews with everyone in my office. There were some young Jewish Foreign Service officers in the orientation course, where I lectured on the Middle East. She got their names and invited them out to lunch to quiz them about me. I was living then in McLain, Virginia. Odd characters claiming they were investigating me as an insurance applicant asked my neighbors about my habits - what did I do over weekends? Did I get drunk? Did I have a wild sex life? My neighbors asked me what was going on. Unfortunately for Mrs. Levy's bloodhounds, my sex life is very dull, and I am almost, but not quite, a teetotaler in relation to alcohol. But the Jewish Telegraph Agency - with Milton Friedman to the fore - took up the hue and cry as shown on the following pages.

An anonymous correspondent living in Los Angeles sent me a clipping from the California Jewish Voice of December 7, 1956. He had liberally decorated it with interpolations such as "Aw Nuts," "Jewish Insolence" and sent it without any return address - a kind of mail I began to anticipate. It was as follows:

New York (J.T.A.) Protesting the "warped and bigoted" anti-Semitic speech delivered recently by Edwin Wright, a high official of the State Department, the American Jewish Congress appealed this week, to the department, "publicly to repudiate his statements." The A.C.J. also called for the removal of Mr. Wright from any position of influence or authority within the State Department. A similar demand was made earlier by the Agudas Israel of America in letters addressed to President Eisenhower and to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.

In a letter to Herbert Hoover, the Acting Secretary of State, Judge Justine A. Polier, Chairman of the American Jewish Congress Executive Committee deplored the "incredible" anti-Jewish remarks made by Mr. Wright, Assistant Dean of the Foreign Service Institute of the State Department, in a 60 speech delivered at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington on November 1 (1956).

The Department of State, Judge Polier said, is under an obligation to rectify the wrong that has been done and not only to dis-associate itself from Mr. Wright's remarks but publicly to repudiate his statements in a manner that will make it unmistakable they have no place in American public life and play no role in the determination of American public policy. This should be followed by the removal of Mr. Wright from a position of influence or authority within the State Department.

The Agudas Israel letter stated, "It is unthinkable that a government official should permit himself to so callously malign the millions of Agudas Israel citizens of the Orthodox Jewish faith who have made their productive contribution to every phase of American life. The glorious service to mankind rendered by American citizens who observe their faith and proved their loyalty to our beloved country is a matter of public record. Their religious faith had often been the source of inspiration that enables the American Jews to develop their manifold contributions for the betterment of society.

I had no idea who Judge Polier was, but it interested me that a U.S. Judge had condemned me on the basis of hearsay evidence- especially when Milton Friedman was working for the Jewish Telegraph Agency. So I tried to discover who this irate lady was - and was told she was the daughter of Rabbi Stephen Wise. If so, that explained everything. It was the Father who threatened Truman that unless he supported the Zionist program, "Truman would be run out of town." Now it was the daughter, ignoring all rules of a Law Court, using her position to run me out of the State Department. I decided the emotional quality of the Father was inherited by the daughter - "Like Father - Like Daughter."

I am most grateful that I live as a citizen in a society which developed its Law from the Graeco-Roman model - no the Jewish one. As an example, Numbers 5:11 starts with the phrase "And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying." Then follows a passage about how a jealous husband deals with a wife of whom he is suspicious. The procedure is pure Voodoo-Magic found in all primitive 61 peoples - yet here it is specifically attributed to God. Because "western law" is largely Graeco-Roman, the State of Israel has never adopted the principle "God is no respecter of persons" a thesis which appears in Acts 10:34. This is the absolute opposite of the belief in a Chosen People. So in Israel today - Goyim are administered by the British Emergency Regulations of 1945, as applied by the Police or the Military. When Judge Polier took for granted my guilt, being accused by Milton Friedman, she was acting like a Judge in Israel.

But in the U.S.A. I had a chance to give my side of the story. So I went to five who were in the audience that night, showed them the Milton Friedman article and asked them to give their reactions. The accusation fell apart. (The correspondence on this case is in the Appendix #6.)

I was fortunate in my friends. The Reverend Ed Elson went directly to the White House, spoke to President Eisenhower and Maxwell Rabb, and gave the whole story. In the Foreign Service Institute, my Director was Harold L. Hoskins. His father was a missionary doctor in Lebanon. He was born in Syria. In 1942-45 he had served as a Special Representative of President Roosevelt. He spoke fluent Arabic, and while he was in Egypt in 1943-45, in charge of Lend Lease, we had enjoyed close personal relationships. He had come under attack because of his "Arabic" background, so he well knew Zionist tactics. He refused to give Mrs. Levy an interview and told other members of the staff to avoid her. He finally got out a statement which was issued by Public Relations if anyone inquired about me. After some two months, the effort to remove me from the State Department died down. It was fortunate this incident occurred during the Eisenhower Presidency. Eisenhower was greatly irritated 62 by the Israeli-U.K.- French aggression against Egypt and ordered Israel out of the Sinai with the threat of economic sanctions if they did not withdraw. Both Eisenhower and Dulles came under Zionist attack, and possibly Eisenhower recollected I had been his briefing officer in the Pentagon when he became Chief of Staff in 1946. I had also been Escort Officer and Interpreter between President Eisenhower and President Bayar of Turkey.

Whatever the facts may be, I was not fired! In fact, quite the opposite. Many people, unsolicited, came to my defense, and in 1964, I was granted a Superior Merit Award by the Department. One of my close colleagues was somewhat jealous. His complaint was he said practically what I said, but the Zionists never attacked him. He felt he must not be of sufficient importance to be attacked. I told him to take comfort. The difference between us was that I quoted the Bible and that stung the Zionists to the quick. Gentiles are not supposed to know the Bible. They are to believe it as God's Holy Word - but not know what it contained. This colleague is Harry N. Howard, a distinguished scholar and author of several books, and a fellow worker with me in the Department of State for over 20 years. (10)

The type of Zionist attack on State Department officers received great impetus when President Truman himself joined in the attack. He diverted the Zionist threats against him by turning them against his own Departmental officers. And it worked. Truman was elected by a narrow majority. He Also the author of The King-Crane Report and The Partition of Turkey. (10) 63 got Jewish funds, 80 per cent of the Jewish vote, and great praise. The Zionists had smelled blood in the case of Loy Henderson and were now out after others of his staff.

Now consider the actions of the Israelis as they have once again occupied Palestine. To gain occupancy of the territory by use of the Balfour Declaration, they entered into and then broke a treaty to Britian. Now, the Kurgan, who proves himself to be the most evil, reprehensible individual ever created, won't violate such a milquetoast rule, and could've run through MacLeod from behind as he entered, and he doesn't...what does that say for a people who willfully break their word at the drop of a hat? may think that I'm oversimplifying things here...but let's try this from another tack.

Everyone here in favor of being against APARTHEID? No argument, right? It's still a bad thing to take over someone's land and make them slaves on their own property, right?

Why doesn't this apply to the Middle East situation? it's complicated, right?

So...I began thinking of other things, like the prediction of December 21, 2012, as the last day of the Mayan calendar, and, according to cognoscenti, the last day we will experience on Earth. I was also thinking about the massive amounts of malfeasance being performed against the American middle-class worker, and I thought, " know...if the Federal Reserve were nationalized, we could erase the 'debt' Americans have incurred, escape the fate that befell Russia, and once again be the America of our forefathers."

We may want to do all sorts of "irresponsible" things, like maybe providing a nuclear missile to Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. If the world's gonna go poof before 2013, maybe we all ought to have a big burn-off to commemorate it. Remember, Iran hasn't attacked anyone in over two hundred years. I just believe that we can engender a better situation in the Middle East with some parity established.

If these are our last moments, I certainly don't intend on wasting my remaining moments toiling for scumbags.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Great Zionist Cover-Up - Edwin M. Wright we are - it's 2009, and we've just passed the 60th anniversary of the usurpation of a nation.

In 1948, the "state" of Israel was created, to the detriment of the indigent population.

I imagine that posting this will open quite a can of worms, but here it is: the truth of the situation.

In answer to those who would state that I am posting "ridiculous conspiracy theories", or engaging in "anti-Semitic" rants...poppycock, I say! Below, dear readers, I present to you a document written by an individual who was maligned for his efforts. As I read it, I did not see an individual who inherently hated all things Jewish; rather, I read about someone who regularly went to lunches with Jewish individuals; who felt that the United States should take an even-handed approach to foreign relations regarding the Middle East, and rightly felt that any preferences would bring about catastrophic consequences.

I believe that he was correct in his presumptions. You be the judge.

The Great Zionist Cover-Up, by Edwin M. Wright - I eagerly await your comments. I do hope, however, that any comments forthcoming deal with the actual facts of the postings, and not with any perceived anti-Semitism.

Found a new page today - Oath Keepers (thanks to Greg Bacon).

Be sure to read this post and watch the video.

Justin Raimondo has a new posting up regarding the absolute chutzpah of the officials in Israel.

Friday, May 15, 2009

There Is Hope For Our Little Green Ball

I first wish to refer you to this post by Les Visible at Smoking Mirrors.

Take some time and read it. It's a fantastic read. His posting give me hope for the future of our world.

Once you're done with the posting, check out the comments. One spawned this comment from me, reposted below the quoted material:

"By coincidence Nobody made a post about the Matrix the other day. In the original, humans are reduced to batteries. In reality we're... batteries."

Damn, that's good.

The first movie was fantastic. And maybe too telling of the current situation.

The land of the thinking, "free" people is referred to as Zion. "Zion" is currently occupied by individuals masquerading as the "indigent" population, ruling over the true indigent population.

The second movie ironed out some concepts, and ended on an enticing cliffhanger.

The third act of the trilogy, unfortunately, reverted to true, typical Hollywood garbage.

We have lived through the first act - we now understand the concept of the matrix.

We are living through the second act right now.

Do you wish to sit at watch as script follows to its inevitable ending?

Get off you ass and do SOMETHING.

Our Distration Media may be finally getting the point - I saw in a New York Times article that Nancy Pelosi's feet are being held to the fire.

Write to the NYT and tell them THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF.

Here's a story about how World War Two was initiated.

Mark Glenn provided this piece:

The Role Of American Media In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Jayne Gardener

Following a war between Israel and the countries of Syria, Jordan and Egypt in 1967, Israel established a military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

That same year, United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 242 calling upon the State of Israel to withdraw. To date, Israel has yet to comply.

Millions of Palestinian Arabs live under a brutal, oppressive military occupation while the everyday lives of both Palestinians and Israelis are plagued with violence and insecurity. Palestinian people react to the oppression within the limited means of resistance at their disposal bringing upon themselves the full weight of Israel's military arsenal. While there have been many casualties on both sides, the number of dead Palestinians, including children, far outweighs any loss of life on the opposing side.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict dominates the news media in the United States when it comes to coverage of foreign affairs. But does the mostly Jewish-owned corporate media reflect the truth of the situation? Or are we being given biased coverage that is failing to reflect the stark and extremely harsh reality of the tremendous human suffering created by the ongoing situation?

The veracity of the matter is that Israel has created an extremely brutal and violent military occupation in the territories, bringing about a situation that makes any semblance of a decent life virtually impossible for the Palestinian people. The occupied territories have almost no economy with a 65% unemployment rate and 75% of the population living below the poverty line.

Often their communities are surrounded by Israeli tanks which makes going about the activities of daily living next to impossible. Their roads are totally under Israeli control with hundreds of checkpoints where you may be denied permission to travel even with the correct documentation.

Their crops are often bulldozed into oblivion, their irrigation piping vandelized and they face endless curfews where they are unable to leave their homes to work, go to school, visit a neighbor, shop for food or medical necessities or to even access medical care. To be a Palestinian in the occupied territories is akin to being an inmate in a huge maximum security prison with precious little hope of parole or pardon.

The Palestinian people are often detained, tortured and subjected to horrendous human rights violations by the Israeli Defense Forces including the wanton destruction of homes, sometimes with family members inside, blocking of ambulances and denial of humanitarian assistance as well as the use of Palestinians as human shields for the IDF, all of which have been labeled war crimes by Amnesty International and other human rights watchdog organizations.

Pregnant Arab women are frequently unable to avail themselves of medical assistance when giving birth and often have to watch their babies die while waiting at Israeli checkpoints to access help.

The majority of Americans have no clear understanding of just how horrific the conditions are under which the Palestinians live on a day to day basis and this is because of the journalistic void in the coverage of the conflict. There is a dearth of reporting when it comes to the egregious treatment of the Palestinian people as well as a glaring lack of analysis.

The American media controls the lexicon when it comes to explaining the conflict while Israeli wages a public relations campaign in the United States, more or less occupying the American media ideologically.

Israel's rigorous public relations campaign really started in the early 1980s with the invasion of Lebanon that eventually earned Israel world-wide criticism and condemnation. In retrospect, it would seem that Israel was more concerned with her public image and the world's perception of her than she was about the almost 20,000 Lebanese civilians killed over a three month period, including those killed at the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps.

As a result, Israel set up permanent institutional structures to rehabilitate and guard the public perception of her, including what was called the Hasbara project, also known as the Israeli Citizens Information Council whose activities include:

1.Training speakers and organizing speaking engagements and media appearances abroad.
2. Hosting visiting groups from abroad.
3. Providing assistance and guidance for individual and groups involved in hasbara and advocacy campaigns.
4. Encouraging participation in media "watch" groups.
5. Providing a resource to the foreign media outlets for Israeli grass-root opinion and experience.
6. Supporting the activities of student groups advocating pro-democracy, human rights and anti-terror messages.
7. Forming liaisons with individuals, communities and public officials overseas through e-mail and personal contact.
8. Providing information and "alerts" to support the above activities through our website,

The ICIC engages in these activities through liaison with communities outside of Israel. Our goal is to provide diversity to official Israeli government positions by using citizens from all walks of life and political persuasions. Our "citizen diplomacy" allows the presentation of mainstream Israeli thinking as represented by the grass roots. ICIC speakers are academicians, professionals and community activists who can provide communities with an authentic voice reflecting the mainstream in Israeli opinion. (

As part of this process, trained press officers are put into American Consulates for whom the Israeli press office provides ready-made stories which are also given to American journalists in Israel who are reporting on the conflict. This way, Israel completely controls what information about the conflict is disseminated to the world.

Israel has in place many filters through which news must pass before it is given to the American public either in their newspapers, periodicals or on television.

The first filter is the owners of American media firms who are, as we know, predominately Jewish. Next come the political elites who work hand in hand with the media outlets, an almost incestuous relationship in many respects. The third filter is the large and prestigious American public relations firms which are hired to put a positive (read Israel friendly) spin on any news concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Also part of the chain of command in Israel's public relations campaign are the Israeli consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. who monitor coverage of the conflict to make sure that the correct pro-Israel emphasis is in place before it is put into the hands of journalists covering middle eastern news.

On top of all of this, there are American grassroots organizations (both Christian and Jewish) which stand in direct opposition to any news that might be considered unfavorable to Israel. There are quite a few of these, the most important of which is the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) which is unarguably the most powerful foreign lobby in America. Those organizations who dare to oppose Israeli government policy such as Jews Against The Occupation or Americans For Peace Now will never get their voices heard because they will never make it past the Israeli public relations filters put in place.

If that weren't enough, there are also several media watchdog organizations that keep a watchful eye out for anything that might appear in the media that criticizes or condemns Israel. This would include the Anti-Defamation League and Palestinian Media Watch among others, the most important being CAMERA, or the Committee For Accuracy In Middle East Reporting In America.

With all of these organizations standing at the gate to monitor all news concerning Israel, the voices for the Palestinians are essentially silenced and Americans never hear the truth of what is taking place in the occupied territories. Journalists who dare to cross the line and report news that is unfavorable to Israel will often find themselves and their editors harassed and/or fired and their newspapers or media outlets boycotted.

Strangely enough, it is the American media that is the worst as far as being biased and one-sided in their reporting of the Palestinian crisis. The BBC has been known to give more fair and balanced coverage of the issue and even Israeli outlets like Ha'aretz cover the conflict more accurately than American news organizations which only serves to illustrate just how "owned" the American media is.

There are many ways in which the American news reports slant the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Israel's favor, often using both commission and ommission to distort the facts and paint a false or at least skewed picture of the crisis.

One way would be by failing to put the entire situation in the context of a foreign occupation. The Palestinians are seen as the instigators of violence rather than as a desperate people lashing out against tyranny and an oppressive occupation by a foreign power. This military occupation can claim no international legitimacy and has been the subject of numerous UN resolutions. In essence, the Israeli defense forces, having occupied the land, uses extreme and brutal military force against a largely unarmed population who are simply reacting to the cruel and repressive treatment.

According to Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) for the year 2001, only 4% of American television network reports on the conflict even mention that Gaza and the West Bank are occupied. The fact is, they ARE occupied and when the residents resist, Israel claims to be "under attack" and any news coverage is worded in a way that makes it appear that Israel is doing nothing more than defending herself. How is it defense when you are responsible for a hostile military occupation? Why would you even need to defend yourself on someone elses land if you weren't there uninvited and unwelcome?

The news media in America also frequently distorts the coverage of the conflict by failing to inform the American people that by building settlements in Gaza and the West Bank and by forcing Palestinians from their land and demolishing their homes, the Israelis are slowly accomplishing what has long been their plan, annexation of the Palestinian land into greater Israel. This long range plan has been extremely costly not only in terms of money but in terms of human misery and lives lost.

Israeli settlers build in locations that give them strategic advantage in terms of control of the area and of the natural resources, namely water. They build roads that carve up and crisscross the area and by doing so, restrict Palestinian movement. These roads also give Israelis direct and easy access to Israel itself. The settlements themselves contravene the Geneva Conventions Article 49 which states:

"The occupying power shall not transport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies."

Media tries to soften the impact of the settlements by sanitizing the language they employ when referring to them by calling them "neighborhoods" which have a much friendlier connotation than "settlements.." Much of this linguistic sleight of hand is dictated to journalists by the Israeli public relations machinery and no American journalist seemingly has the intestinal fortitude to be true to the purpose of his profession, which is, of course, to report the news.

The Israeli settlements in the occupied territories are completely illegal under international law and the Palestinians simply want all building stopped as they, rightly so, view it as a threat to their sovereignty. The American media also deliberately obscures the fact that the Israeli government actively promotes the settlements as a means of rationalizing their control of the annexed areas and as part of their strategy in the process of complete annexation.

Settlers have only added to the almost impossible conditions under which the average Palestinian lives. Many settlers have been violently aggressive towards their Palestinian neighbors, smashing their cars, vandalizing their property, burning their fields, demolishing their homes and generally stripping them of all human dignity.

Thousands of Palestinians are left homeless by demolitions and it is nearly impossible for a Palestinian to acquire a building permit. If they build without said permit, their home can be demolished and the media will portray the demolition as being necessary since the homeowner in question failed to abide by the law. Some of this land has been in Palestinian families for generations, but once it is is seized it becomes state land and they have no further claim on it. This is nothing short of a slow means by which the Israelis attempt "ethnic cleansing" against the Palestinian Arabs.

American media distorts coverage of the Palestinian crisis is by creating the perception that the violence in Israel as well as in the occupied territories happens in a vacuum with no context. Palestinians have engaged in both violent and non-violent resistance to the occupation but it is, of course, the violence which creates the headlines.

When a Palestinian suicide bomber blows himself up and kills Israeli citizens in the process, the media covers the story as though it is a random, senseless act of violence by a Palestinian who hates for no discernible reason. While I personally don't condone terrorist acts of any stripe, I think it is important for all Americans to understand why the Palestinians engage in this type of terror tactic.

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories is the longest military occupation in history, lasting from 1967 to the present. In those years the Palestinian people have been victims of a ceaseless campaign of violence, oppression and tyranny. Their fundamental human rights are denied. They can be detained and tortured at will. They are kept from simple travel to carry on the activities of daily living without constant harassment. They are a frustrated and desperate people, some of whom finally reach the conclusion that guerilla warfare is their only answer.

The American media, however, never frames these suicide attacks in the context of forty-two years of oppressive military occupation and when the Palestinians have finally had enough and resort to violence themselves, the media portrays them as the aggressors and casts Israel in the light of the innocent victim who is doing nothing but defending herself from hostile attacks. When Israel does retaliate, as they always do, it creates even more anger among the Palestinian population making the recruitment of suicide bombers even easier.

The media constantly portrays the occupation as the result of Palestinian violence when the exact opposite is the truth. Headlines scream "Palestinian Hatred" while rendering a forty-two year occupation by a hostile and oppressive foreign power invisible and therefore, by default, Israeli "defense" is seen as justified. Coverage of the conflict is always couched in phrases such as "Israel reacts," "Israel defends," Israel retaliates" or "Israel responds" while placing total blame for any aggression on the Palestinians.

Since 9/11, the American media has also drawn the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into the fold as part of the "war on terror," creating empathy between Israeli and American citizens when the two situations are not even the slightest bit analogous. It is not fair and balanced reporting to constantly portray the Israelis as the perpetual victim while placing total blame for the conflict on the Palestinian people.

American coverage of the Palestinian crisis determines which victims are newsworthy and what seems to be the case, at least in the minds of the media, is that Israeli victims are far more newsworthy than those who happen to be Palestinian. Israeli victims are presented in a way as to make us more empathetic towards them. We hear their names, see their pictures, are told their hopes, and dreams and aspirations, we see and hear their grieving families and our hearts are tugged on as we view scenes from their funerals.

Palestinian victims, on the other hand, are treated as just another nameless statistic. We don't learn their names, hear about their lives or see their grieving families. They are simply numbers, despite the fact that many of them are killed in their own homes, in their own back yards or simply going about their daily business such as going to work or to school. In the minds of many Americans, Palestinian victims are just the price that must be paid for the conflict and there is no empathy, despite their innocence.

News of attacks by Palestinians against Israeli citizens is always couched in terms such as "horrible carnage," "massacre" or other similar terms but when there are few, if any, Israeli casualties but many Palestinian victims, the media will often describe these periods as being one of "relative peace."

Newscasters "normalize" the horror of raining missiles down on civilian populations when those missiles were deliberately chosen by the Israelis because "they do more damage." Arab victims are dismissed or downplayed. Roadside bombs are placed in areas where children pass to go to school and often the victims are blamed for their victimization. There is an inherent injustice in using "sanitized" language that serves only to represent the Palestinian victims as somehow less than human and less deserving of our empathy and sorrow.

Corporate media in the United States serves to perpetuate the myth of American neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. The U.S. is urged to become "more engaged" in the peace negotiations or to take more of an "active" role, etc.

However, while presenting itself as a neutral broker between the two sides, its news coverage favors Israel almost 100%. The United States has vetoed more than 33 United Nations Security Council resolutions against Israel making it impossible for any country to place sanctions against her and actively blocks diplomatic moves to handle the situation. The peace process might more aptly be called how the U.S. prevented peace.

The United States provides billions of dollars to Israel each year, much of it in military aid of the most deadly kind. If peace is the ultimate goal here, it can only be described as an abject failure.

The fact of the matter is that the U.S. wants control of all middle eastern oil not only as a source of enormous wealth but as a means of keeping its hegemony in the Middle East. With the European Union and Russia as potential competitors, controlling the oil would be a means by which to retain ultimate control.

Things have gone from bad to worse since the Neo-cons have moved onto the scene, occupying various high level government positions in the United States. With these Israel Firsters in power, it can honestly be said that "Israel is in the White House."

For all intents and purposes, US policy is Israeli policy. As a result, the US wants to make sure that Israel can control the current situation by violence while the American media provides the diplomatic cover.

Our congress is extremely pro-Israel which goes completely unchallenged by the media. There are virtually no critical views on American middle east diplomacy in the news and no alternative viewpoints are to be found unless one searches them out on the internet. There is no criticism of US-Israeli relations and absolutely no condemnation of what Israel is doing with American weapons supplied by American taxpayers. It is, for all intents and purposes, the last taboo in American..

One only has to see press conferences being conducted on the news. Whether it is the president of the United States or the Secretary of State or whomever, they are on a first name basis with the members of the press, creating an incestuous relationship which only serves to undermine the truth.

One of the more egregious and damaging myths about the Palestinian crisis that has been ubiquitous in the American media is the belief that the Israelis have made a generous and magnanimous offer of peace to the Palestinian people which was dismissed out of hand by the Palestinians because they don't want peace when, in reality, they were offered nothing.

The Camp David accords in 2000, for example, were meetings between Yassar Arafat, Bill Clinton and Ehud Barak. The claim was made in the media that the Palestinians were made a reasonable and perhaps even exceptionally generous offer of peace when it was an offer no Palestinian leader would ever accept on behalf of his people. It would have left them with no control of their borders, no control of their air space and no control over the only natural resource in the area, water. The Israeli roads which crisscross the territories would remain, still making it impossible for Palestinians to have free movement within their own state or to even have access to their holy sites. The peace plan also afforded no solution to the three million plus Palestinian refugees residing in camps under inhuman and degrading conditions.

The Palestinians were told they would have the right to call themselves a state, print their own stamps and have their own national anthem, but in reality, they would be only a nominal state in what was effectively part of greater Israel, which would continue to have strategic advantage in every sense.

It would allow for ongoing land expropriations, tree uprootings, accelerated settlement building and unfair water access. Palestinians often have access to clean running water for a mere two hours a week while living within view of settlers with their lush, green lawns and gardens and their full swimming pools. It was no real offer of peace in the eyes of Arafat and he had no choice but to reject it, realizing that the Palestinian people would still lose everything.

To add insult to injury, Ariel Sharon, protected by a huge number of riot police, decided to make a public spectacle by paying a visit to the Dome Of The Rock, the highest holy place for both Muslims and Jews, simply as another way for him to rub so-called Israeli superiority into the faces of the Palestinian people. They responded by hurling rocks at the police and the intifada was on. American media however, again played its role in covering up the real reasons for the Palestinian rejection of the plan and put the blame for all the resulting violence squarely on their shoulders.

Marginalizing opposing voices is another means by which the American media fails to give the American people an accurate view of what is going on in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the year 2000, The Woman's Peace Camp organized a march through the streets of Jerusalem involving 2000 women, all dressed in black, carrying signs in support of peace. I'm sure this is not known by most Americans since they would have no way of knowing it unless they sought out the information on the internet. It was never covered by American news agencies.

Another organization which gets no coverage by the American media is The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions where Jews and Arabs work side by side to rebuild Palestinian homes. There are many Israeli citizens who are vehemently opposed to the demolition of Palestinian homes and are willing to step up to the plate and offer assistance.

Also marginalized are the reserve Israeli combat officers who are now refusing to serve in the occupied territories. They have started a petition as follows:

"We shall not continue to fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people."

Hundreds of IDF refuseniks have joined with them despite being called traitors by their countrymen and sometimes, in spite of being incarcerated for their refusal. Most of them agree, and rightly so, that the occupation does nothing to bring about any kind of security to Israel and they no longer wish to be part of Israeli military oppression. American Jews, including some rabbis, have been labeled "self-hating" for speaking out against the military occupation in Palestine while Christians who speak out against the situation are simply referred to in the media as anti-semites.

Eventually they will be unable to maintain the lie that speaking out against Israel's policy towards the Palestinian people is anti-semitism, but in the meantime, it remains their most effective way of silencing dissenters. Hurling the term anti-semite or racist at someone is grossly misused as a public relations strategy, the sole purpose being to silence decent, caring people.

The American media is complicit in the crimes against the Palestinian people by the Israelis and it is clear to me at least that the biggest obstacle to peace in the middle east is not the Palestinians, it is the United States. The fight must be waged here for the minds of the American people who need to know the truth in order that they may make it known that they do not want their hard-earned tax dollars used for the horrific and inhumane treatment of the Palestinians. We have a right to know what is being done in our name and let our government know that we want no part of it.

American people are, for the most part, good people who would not support the atrocities inflicted on the Palestinians in the occupied territories and if they truly understood the anguish of the citizens of the occupied territories they would never allow it to continue unchallenged. We can change American public opinion by demanding that the American media remain true to its purpose which is to report the news, not to lie, deceive, omit and obfuscate through manipulation of the language.

An end to the occupation of the disputed territories might just result in a decent life for the Palestinian Arabs and provide more safety and security for Israeli citizens. For her part, Israel must make peace with her neighbors and a just peace with the Palestinians.

It may be the only way to stop the carnage.

The piece is permanently posted at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The UN Deception

Thanks to Brian for the video.

Oops...looks as if this video was's a completely treasonous piece by Jeffrey Goldberg in the New York Times on 5/16/2009:

Op-Ed Contributor
Israel’s Fears, Amalek’s Arsenal

Published: May 16, 2009
WHEN the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, visits the White House on Monday for his first stage-setting visit, he will carry with him an agenda that clashes insistently with that of President Obama. Mr. Obama wants Mr. Netanyahu to endorse the creation of a Palestinian state. Mr. Netanyahu wants something else entirely: the president’s agreement that Iran must be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Mr. Netanyahu, in his first term as prime minister in the late 1990s, earned a reputation for conspicuous insincerity. It is therefore possible to interpret his fixation on Iran — he told me in a recent conversation that it is ruled by a “messianic apocalyptic cult” — as a way of avoiding the mare’s nest of problems associated with the Middle East peace process, especially the escalating pressure from the Obama administration to curb Jewish settlement on the West Bank.
This reading of Mr. Netanyahu holds that he is, at bottom, a cynic (or, if you agree with him, a pragmatist), who will bluff vigorously but bend whenever he thinks it expedient or unavoidable. In his first term, he betrayed the principles of the Greater Israel movement by relinquishing part of Judaism’s second-holiest city, Hebron, to the control of Yasir Arafat. His pragmatism evinces itself, as well, in his apparent belief that the relationship between Israel and Washington is sacrosanct. In other words, Mr. Netanyahu, despite his rhetoric, would never launch a strike on Iran without the permission of Mr. Obama — permission that in no way appears forthcoming.
But this is to misread both the prime minister and this moment in Jewish history. It is true that Mr. Netanyahu would prefer to avoid hard decisions concerning the Palestinian issue, for reasons both political (he is not, let us say, sympathetic to the cause of Palestinian self-determination) and strategic (he believes the Palestinians, divided and dysfunctional, their extremists firmly in the Iranian camp, are unready for compromise).
Nevertheless, the prime minister’s preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear program seems sincere and deeply felt. I recently asked one of his advisers to gauge for me the depth of Mr. Netanyahu’s anxiety about Iran. His answer: “Think Amalek.”
“Amalek,” in essence, is Hebrew for “existential threat.” Tradition holds that the Amalekites are the undying enemy of the Jews. They appear in Deuteronomy, attacking the rear columns of the Israelites on their escape from Egypt. The rabbis teach that successive generations of Jews have been forced to confront the Amalekites: Nebuchadnezzar, the Crusaders, Torquemada, Hitler and Stalin are all manifestations of Amalek’s malevolent spirit.
If Iran’s nuclear program is, metaphorically, Amalek’s arsenal, then an Israeli prime minister is bound by Jewish history to seek its destruction, regardless of what his allies think. In our recent conversation, Mr. Netanyahu avoided metaphysics and biblical exegesis, but said that Iran’s desire for nuclear weapons represented a “hinge of history.”
“Iran has threatened to annihilate a state,” he said. “In historical terms, this is an astounding thing. It’s a monumental outrage that goes effectively unchallenged in the court of public opinion. Sure, there are perfunctory condemnations, but there’s no j’accuse — there’s no shock.” He argued that one lesson of history is that “bad things tend to get worse if they’re not challenged early.” He went on, “Iranian leaders talk about Israel’s destruction or disappearance while simultaneously creating weapons to ensure its disappearance.”
Mr. Netanyahu doesn’t believe that Iran would necessarily launch a nuclear-tipped missile at Tel Aviv. He argues instead that Iran could bring about the eventual end of Israel simply by possessing such weaponry. “Iran’s militant proxies would be able to fire rockets and engage in other terror activities while enjoying a nuclear umbrella,” he said. This could lead to the depopulation of the Negev and the Galilee, both of which have already endured sustained rocket attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah.

You'll need to read the rest at

Xymphora has a good analysis of the op-ed - I simply posit that we cannot go on having people with dual-loyalties embedded within our government.


Oh...found a alternate version of the video:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

H.R. 1913 - The End Of America

Wake Up From Your Slumber has posted an article regarding more doublespeak disguised as good legislation - Goodbye bloggers, it was a nice run - thanks to WRH for the heads-up.

I want to reference, quickly, the brouhaha regarding the “Craigslist Killer”.

First of all, calling him the Craiglist Killer is an insult to Craig’s List. I, and many others, have found it to be a valuable resource for a number of things. I have found gainful employment using Craig's List; I have gone on a number of dates with people on Craig's List; I have found lots of free and other useful items on Craig's List.

This idiot could have easily used FaceBook, MySpace, Match or any of the social networking sites to find victims. Maligning Craig’s List, then, in my opinion, is a way for the “distraction media”, also known as our print and television companies, to cast the internet and its resources as something to be avoided, to be shunned.

This is inherently false.

Finding fault with Craig's List because of what someone did with it is like calling for the closing of Dunkin Donuts because someone choked their wife to death with a cruller.

The truth is that WE THE PEOPLE have been lied to incessantly in regards to the “news”, and this is because of the stranglehold on these industries by the scumbags-that-be, and you idiots can whine “conspiracy” and “anti-semitism” until your frog-like throats run dry, but in the end, a glance at the ethnicities occupying the corporate structure tells the whole story.

That, and this very helpful link from my bud, Greg: The LOBBY's 1962 Blueprint for Taking over America.

The big trick is to equate the internet with rape and murder, as evidenced by the loudly publicized and politicized events, such as the "Craigslist Killer" and now the new "MySpace Murder"...let's not forget WABC broadcaster George Weber's murder.

The "Distraction Media" has, up until now, gotten away with murder in regards to lying bold-facedly to WE THE PEOPLE about lies intended to embroil us into wars; war crimes; financial malfeasance; in short, they have been stenographers for the corrupt in government ever since the Watergate scandal.

1913 was the beginning of the end of America as the "land of the free and the home of the brave"; what we have now are dullards waving flags, muttering "Mah Amurika, raht er wrong!", while our freedoms are eroded step by step with legislation such as HR 1913.

You're absolutely right - this is a slap in our faces. I, for one, will not turn the other cheek.

Meanwhile, we will continue to be distracted by shite like this video offered up by MEMRI: