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The moment long feared is fast approaching in Gaza, according to a new report by the World Bank. After a decade-long Israeli blockade and a series of large-scale military assaults, the economy of the tiny coastal enclave is in “freefall”.

At a meeting of international donors in New York on Thursday, coinciding with the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, the World Bank painted an alarming picture of Gaza’s crisis. Unemployment now stands at close to 70 per cent and the economy is contracting at an ever faster rate.

While the West Bank’s plight is not yet as severe, it is not far behind, countries attending the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee were told. Gaza’s collapse could bring down the entire Palestinian banking sector.

In response, Europe hurriedly put together a €40 million aid package, but that will chiefly address Gaza’s separate humanitarian crisis – not the economic one – by improving supplies of electricity and potable water.

No one doubts the inevitable fallout from the economic and humanitarian crises gripping Gaza. The four parties to the Quartet charged with overseeing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the UN – issued a statement warning that it was vital to prevent what they termed “further escalation” in Gaza.

The Israeli military shares these concerns. It has reported growing unrest among the enclave’s two million inhabitants and believes Hamas will be forced into a confrontation to break out of the straightjacket imposed by the blockade.

In recent weeks, mass protests along Gaza’s perimeter fence have been revived and expanded after a summer lull. On Friday, seven Palestinian demonstrators, including two children, were killed by Israeli sniper fire. Hundreds more were wounded.

Nonetheless, the political will to remedy the situation looks as atrophied as ever. No one is prepared to take meaningful responsibility for the time-bomb that is Gaza.

In fact, the main parties that could make a difference appear intent on allowing the deterioration to continue.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ignored repeated warnings of a threatened explosion in Gaza from his own military.

Instead, Israel is upholding the blockade as tightly as ever, preventing the flow of goods in and out of the enclave. Fishing is limited to three miles off the coast rather than the 20-mile zone agreed in the Oslo accords. Hundreds of companies are reported to have folded over the summer.

Intensifying the enclave’s troubles is the Trump administration’s recent decision to cut aid to the Palestinians, including to the United Nation’s refugee agency, UNRWA. It plays a critical role in Gaza, providing food, education and health services to nearly two-thirds of the population.

The food budget is due to run out in December, and the schools budget by the end of this month. Hundreds of thousands of hungry children with nowhere to spend their days can only fuel the protests – and the deaths.

The Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas, headquartered in the West Bank, has no incentive to help. Gaza’s slowly unfolding catastrophe is his leverage to make Hamas submit to his rule. That is why the Palestinian Authority has cut transfers to Gaza by $30 million a month.

But even if Abbas wished to help, he largely lacks the means. The US cuts were imposed primarily to punish him for refusing to play ball with US President Donald Trump’s supposed “deal of the century” peace plan.

Israel, the World Bank notes, has added to Abbas’s difficulties by refusing to transfer taxes and customs duties it collects on the PA’s behalf.

And the final implicated party, Egypt, is reticent to loosen its own chokehold on its short border with Gaza. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi opposes giving any succour either to his domestic Islamist opponents or to Hamas.

The impasse is possible only because none of the parties is prepared to make a priority of Gaza’s welfare.

That was starkly illustrated earlier in the summer when Cairo, supported by the UN, opened a back channel between Israel and Hamas in the hope of ending their mounting friction.

Hamas wanted the blockade lifted to reverse Gaza’s economic decline, while Israel wanted an end to the weekly protests and the damaging images of snipers killing unarmed demonstrators.

In addition, Netanyahu has an interest in keeping Hamas in power in Gaza, if barely, as a way to cement the geographic split with the West Bank and an ideological one with Abbas.

The talks, however, collapsed quietly in early September after Abbas objected to the Egyptians. He insisted that the Palestinian Authority be the only address for discussions of Gaza’s future. So, Cairo is yet again channelling its energies into a futile attempt at reconciling Abbas and Hamas.

At the UN General Assembly, Trump promised his peace plan would be unveiled in the next two to three months, and made explicit for the first time his support for a two-state solution, saying it would “work best”.

Netanyahu vaguely concurred, while pointing out: “Everyone defines the term ‘state’ differently.” His definition, he added, required that not one of the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank be removed and that any future Palestinian state be under complete Israeli security control.

Abbas is widely reported to have conceded over the summer that a Palestinian state – should it ever come into being – would be demilitarised. In other words, it would not be recognisable as a sovereign state.

Hamas has made notable compromises to its original doctrine of military resistance to secure all of historic Palestine. But it is hard to imagine it agreeing to peace on those terms. This makes a reconciliation between Hamas and Abbas currently inconceivable – and respite for the people of Gaza as far off as ever.

A version of this article first appeared in the National, Abu Dhabi.

Jonathan Cook won the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His books include “Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East” (Pluto Press) and “Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair” (Zed Books). His website is www.jonathan-cook.net.

 
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  1. in Zionist-occupied Palestine

    Whites are getting a preview of their fate

    in Zionist-ruled ‘Murka. Where

    by 2030, they will be a minority facing a Jew-controlled majority army of ethnorcs.

    • Replies: @Da Wei
    , @WhiteWolf
    , @Lot
  2. “Everyone defines the term ‘state’ differently.”

    There’s the rub.

    In earlier times a state existed by its ability to defend and control territory and by the ability to enter and maintain agreements with other states.

    In today’s “world order” the status of “state” is handed out like participation trophies in kindergarten. The whole thing, including the situation in the Middle East is a parade of naked emperors.

    This “order” will not survive the coming storm.

  3. Tyrion 2 says:

    What does a deal look like that both sides are most likely to agree to most quickly?

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @Ploskina
    , @Sean
  4. renfro says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Surely you jest. Israel has been playing the stally- talky peace con game for 60 years. It intends to wait out the Palestines till they leave from starvation and thirst and disease .

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  5. renfro says:

    Pity the Palestines. Victims of the most immoral people on earth, the Jews and US politicians.
    They have lived under the murdering and thieving Israel boot for 70 years which far exceeds anything ever done to the Jews.
    I hope Karma is the Bitch she is said to be.

    Gaza’s economy ‘collapsing’ due to Israeli blockade and massive funding cuts, World Bank warns

    Half the population of Palestinian territory living under poverty line and youth unemployment at 70 per cent fuelling unrest, new report reveals

    Bel Trew Jerusalem |
    Tuesday 25 September 2018 16:15 |

    Gaza’s economy is in “free fall” and half the population is living under the poverty line, the World Bank has warned, citing a decade-long blockade by Israel and crippling cuts to funding and aid.

    The devastating report, released on Tuesday, said the finances of the 25-mile long besieged strip were “collapsing”, liquidity had dried up, and plunging aid flows were no longer able to stimulate growth.

    The Palestinian territory’s economy has consequently shrunk by 6 per cent in the first quarter of the year “with indications of further deterioration since then”, it said.

    Every second person in Gaza’s 1.8 million-strong population is now living in poverty. Youth unemployment, meanwhile, had soared to over 70 per cent.

    The world cannot stand by while Israel’s blockade on Gaza continues. Marina Wes, World Bank director for Gaza and the West Bank, called for “urgent, real and sustainable solutions to the crisis” warning it was impacting the security situation in the region.

    “The economic and social situation in Gaza has been declining for over a decade but has deteriorated exponentially in recent months and has reached a critical point,” Ms Wes said.

    “Increased frustration is feeding into the increased tensions which have already started spilling over into unrest and setting back the human development of the region’s large youth population.”

    The report is due to be presented to the international donor group for Palestinians, known as the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, at its meeting in New York on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

    The World Bank said the core of the problem was Israel’s decade-long blockade on the strip. It urged Israel to lift restrictions on trade, allow the movement of goods and people, and to extend highly restricted fishing zones to 20-miles – as agreed in the 1990s.

    The United States announced that it was winding down $60m per year of aid and cancelling all funding to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency has further exacerbated Gaza’s woes.

    In total, the World Bank projected the financing gap to be as large as $600m a year, which can not be plugged by the PA, which was facing its own economic troubles.

    United Nations officials have already warned that “Gaza can explode any minute.”

    In recent months, mass protests along Gaza’s border with Israel have triggered repeated deadly clashes with the Israeli army, which has seen intense bouts of cross-border fire and prompted fears there could be another war.

    At least 187 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since 30 March, when the border fence protests first erupted. A 21-year-old was shot dead on Monday night. One Israeli soldier has been killed in that time.”

    • Replies: @Josecanuc
  6. If not for its unwieldiness, getting Palestinianed would be an adverb. Thanks for nothing Israel.

    Our only Democratic ally in the Middle East. Go Jews! More dead women and kids! America needs to maximize it’s investment in bullets for Jews.

    Recent polling shows bonbon nitwityahoo most likely to be in command during Israel’s next disaster. Cmon Bibi boy! Another 2006. Invade someone, anyone. Syria? Bombs only? WTF? Cowards!

  7. Anonymous[123] • Disclaimer says:

    Chosenite makes right.

    Romans 9:4 “The people of Israel, chosen.”

    All the rest burn in hell. Palestinians are getting a little taste of hell now. Turn or burn, goyim!

  8. Let’s just watch: my bet ? However bad things get in Gaza (& the West Bank) — & they’ll get plenty bad — Israel & their various Dogs in government & the msm around the world will successfully portray the forth coming tragedy as purely the fault of the Palestinians (not that the Palestinians are completely faultless).
    Of course, that assumes that Israel & Co don’t just sweep the whole thing under the mat….

  9. Da Wei says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Yep, it sure seems that way. Only, I wonder if it’s deeper than what we see on the surface and I just don’t get it.

    Back during WWII, from his vantage point in Italy, Ezra Pound railed against FDR (and his Zionist and Commie-Zionist compatriots) by asking Americans, “Who rules your rulers?”

    The question is haunting in the face of so much now: the US giving Israel billions of dollars and weapons; giving them their free ride AIPAC; our Congress bowing to Netanyahu; moving our embassy to Jerusalem; rolling over on the USS Liberty and 911; and so much more. Who rules those whores and ass kissers we voted for, anyway?

    Then I see our brainwashing media — papers, magazines, television and movies — and their cartoonish snotty women and smart alec men who would be dashed in a minute by any boy who’d bucked hay for a summer– and the way they denigrate Christianity, American history and white men. They’re all owned by Jews, of course.

    Well, Ezra Pound was tried for trason (he was an American from the mid-west) and — wouldn’t you know? — found insane. He was smarter than all of them put together, but that doesn’t help if you’re in a cage. But his question resonates: who rules our rulers? I’m inclined to say Jews, but then comes the question, “Who rules the Jews?” The question now is more practical than metaphysical.

    How have they gotten away with it? If it were only that Jews stole our money and now rent it to us, Wall Street and the FED, the biggest joke of all, screw us 24/7, if it were only that, then, hell, a John Dillinger in the White House could bring them down. How do we defend ourselves, and not just run off to the woods to hide? That’s the question. The harder question, of course, is how to understand fully Pound’s poetry, but what to do in the face of Jewish oppression is a more bread and butter question.

  10. For many years, decades, I wondered what Israel’s strategy is with the Gaza concentration camp.
    More and more I think there is none.

  11. Ploskina says: • Website
    @Tyrion 2

    Pretty hard to compromise with “It’s our land now. Die plz, k thanks.”

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  12. Tyrion 2 says:

    4 days and 2 comments. It seems the usual crew of psychotic Jew obsessives aren’t interested in a fairly reasonable talk through of the situation. Say Jews worship Satan or something Mr Cook! Then you’ll be commented on.

  13. Anonymous[295] • Disclaimer says:

    Not a single country in the Middle East will take in the Palestinians.

    Egypt? Nope
    Lebanon? Nope
    Saudi Arabia. Nope.
    Iran? Nope.
    Syria? Nope.
    Israel? Nope.

    They aren’t even willing to share the burden of relocation.

    Do they know something about the Palestinians we don’t know?

    Might they be an incredibly stupid and unproductive people, similar to blacks?

  14. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Apartheid Israel, PO that Syria gets newer self-defense weapons takes out their malevolent hate on Gazans trapped in the worlds largest concentration camp, instead of doing one of their favorite homicidal acts, fly-by bombings of Syria.
    Israel & US are the top 2 terrorist states in the world, killing civilians daily to satisfy their blood lust; keep Apartheid safe and make the ME more unstable.

    Israel pounds Gaza in ‘retaliation’ as 3 Palestinians killed, 370+ injured in border clashes (VIDEO)

    https://www.rt.com/news/440477-gaza-israel-protests-clashes/

    Women–mostly the pretty ones–in both Gaza and the West Bank are under daily threat of getting kidnapped by IDF thugs, raped and maybe even killed.

    Women in Gaza live daily with the thought that an American-made bomb or missile could splatter them into a bloody pulp. So where are all those American women raising so much hell about Judge Kavanaugh, trying their damnedest to block his SCOTUS appointment, based on slightly loony women who are obviously lying about some rape fantasy; why aren’t they protesting REAL rapes, assaults and murder of their sisters in Palestine?

    Are they indifferent, racist or true anti-Semites?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  15. WhiteWolf says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    They can look at Mexifornia for an example of what the near future holds. Longer term South Africa and eventually Zimbabwe. That’s what diversity is bringing them. White genocide.

  16. Sean says:
    @Tyrion 2

    It is not a matter of the details of a deal. When both sides think that their position is rapidly weakening with the passage of time, they will make the final settlement. Trump is trying to convince the Palestinians that they will lose by waiting. and pressure on Gaza is part of that. But Trump needs Netanyahu happy because that keeps American Jews from opposing trump’s domestic agenda too severely. The Palestinians better hope that Trump is not re-elected.

  17. Tom Welsh says:

    Two million… six million… four million…

    That’s a lot of human lives, no matter how you spin it.

  18. anarchyst says:
    @Anonymous

    Why should the Palestinians relocate? They have been forced off their land by the sixth-century ashkenazic converts to talmudism who have no business in the middle east.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @Anonymous
  19. During a Jewish Studies course at university I was stunned when the professor, an elderly rabbi, covered the section on the (alleged) holocaust in ten seconds. He started pounding his arms up and down like he was wielding a hammer in each hand and virtually screamed out: “There is NO question, ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION WHATSOEVER!, that there will be another holocaust! Because the Jews have NOT learned anything and because they have NOT changed their behavior! And that’s all I’m going to say on that subject!” Followed by dead silence in that room which, with the exception of myself, was filled with orthodox Jewish students looking for an easy elective credit.

    As time goes on and I see not just Palestine but the entire world groaning under the Jewish boot and its contributions including worldwide terrorism, demolished economies and countries, forced perversion, etc, I begin to sense that the next (real) holocaust of which that rabbi spoke will not be regional or isolated in any way, but will be a universal uprising. And it can’t happen soon enough.

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @tac
  20. Golly Aunt Bee.
    The Palestinians threatening the peace and tranquility of the righteous Jewish people in Israel, at the very same time as there’s a ruckus going on in Washington, DC over someone named Ford supported by someones named Feinstein, Bromowitz, Blumenthal, Schumer (“I’m on a mission from god to be Israel’s guardian”)

    What an astonishing coincidence of events.

    “There is one force in the world that really matters,” he said, “and that is the force of moral pressure. We Jews are the most powerful nation in the world because we have that force and know how to use it.”
    Vladimir Jabotinsky, Jan 27, 1935,
    Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency Archives,
    http://www.jta.org/1935/01/27/archive/revisionism-is-inevitable-says-jabotinsky-here-for-wide-tour

  21. Israel: The Hidden Grammar of the Kavanaugh Hearings

    Wide-ranging discussion; central focus is how the circus in DC is a Jews vs Catholic debacle.
    Roman Catholicism is — or used to be — the ONLY international body with enough persuasive power to curb zionist aggression. Pio Laghi failed to dissuade George Bush from waging war on Iraq, & now Vatican is a wholly owned subsidiary of the zionist power configuration.

    It is no accident at all that the DC circus over Ford/Kavanaugh/Trump is taking place just as the arch-zionist, Netanyahu, is setting in motion the final solution to the problem of Palestinians living on land that Jews intend to steal.
    Bolton and Pompeo occupy the third ring of this P T Barnum extravaganza —

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-national-security-adviser-john-bolton-says-palestine-not-state-225103847.html

  22. TG says:

    While one may sympathize with Palestinians as individual people, as a mass they are a threat to anyone stupid or corrupt enough to let them into their country. The main problem is their sky-high fertility rate: no matter how much food you give them, they will always come back for ever more. Left unchecked, their population will explode and they will scour the lands leaving nothing behind. That’s why it’s not just the Israelis that are blockading the Palestinians in Gaza: the Egyptians feel that they already have quite enough poverty as it is thank you very much and do not want a piece of this.

    As Malthus so correctly described, it is not famine that controls human populations but chronic malnutrition. That causes child mortality rates to rise, and also reduces the fertility rate because women who grow up chronically malnourished are unable to bring large numbers of pregnancies to term. This is the Malthusian catastrophe, and it’s real and ongoing in places like Bangladesh and Pakistan and India. Whether by design or accident, this seems to be what the Israelis and Egyptians are aiming for in Gaza: restrict food, and let nature keep the numbers in check.

    Yes, this is profoundly ugly. But. IMHO the real villains are the Western economists who DEMAND that the path to prosperity is that everyone have more children than they can afford to support. It is the spreading of this false and toxic meme that underlies so much of the world’s troubles today.

  23. Cuckoo says:

    In Denmark, Denish people treats Belgium and Italian as they diserve. In diaspora, Danish invite all Belgian and Italian to settle and ask whites to welcome them as they are in their « communities ». That’s how you see they are hypocrites.

  24. Anonymous[110] • Disclaimer says:

    No sympathy for Israel here but maybe if Gazans spent more of their time and limited resources developing their infrastructure instead of purchasing rockets and constructing infiltration tunnels they wouldn’t be in quite such a predicament.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @renfro
    , @Druid
  25. @renfro

    Leave to where? Just what Europe needs.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  26. @Greg Bacon

    I wasn’t aware that there were IDF members, thugs or not, on the Gaza side of the border, so how come Palestinian women there are in danger of being kidnapped and raped? Evidence?

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    , @Greg Bacon
  27. @Anonymous

    Why can’t Gaza be made into a mini Taiwan with the US and Europe providing the organisation and seed capital? Would Israel or Egypt dare stop it? Is it really impossible to get Hamas to behave itself enough to get it off the ground?

  28. renfro says:
    @FreePalestine

    Because the Jews have NOT learned anything and because they have NOT changed their behavior

    That much is true.
    Never Again should be Never Learn.

  29. renfro says:
    @Anonymous

    but maybe if Gazans spent more of their time and limited resources developing their infrastructure instead of purchasing rockets and constructing infiltration tunnels they wouldn’t be in quite such a predicament

    You are way over due for an IQ checkup.

    The World Bank said the core of the problem was Israel’s decade-long blockade on the strip. It urged Israel to lift restrictions on trade, allow the movement of goods and people, and to extend highly restricted fishing zones to 20-miles – as agreed in the 1990s.

  30. @Wizard of Oz

    You don’t need no stinking evidence when Judenhass fills your soul.

  31. renfro says:

    Is whip lashing a tactic? To Jew or not to Jew, that is the question.

    Trump is headed to the White House. Did we just elect our first Jewish president?
    By Wayne Allyn Root, | Fox News

    Just as Bill Clinton wasn’t black, but he was called “America’s first black president…
    I believe Donald Trump should be called “America’s first Jewish president.”
    I should know. I’m an Ivy League-educated Jewish kid from New York.
    Trust me, Donald Trump is as close as you can come to being our first Jewish president.
    The very unique traits that have made him a billionaire and now President of the United States are as Jewish as you can get!

    Let me prove to you that Donald is our first Jewish president…
    Donald is a lifelong New York businessman, who made his fortune in real estate. You can’t get more Jewish than that. .
    Donald’s daughter Ivanka has converted to orthodox Judaism. That makes Donald the first president in the history of America with orthodox Jewish grandkids.
    Donald has more chutzpah than anyone I’ve ever met in my life. Chutzpah is a unique word that comes from the Yiddish language. It means you are so ambitious, you aim so high that people think you’re nuts. Donald aims higher than anyone who has ever lived. Now he’s President of the United States!

    Donald is a big success in Hollywood as a TV producer. He joins an exclusive club that is predominantly Jewish. I should know. I have created, Executive Produced and hosted hit TV shows my entire adult life.

    The Jewish National Fund awarded Donald the “Tree of Life” award for his lifetime of support for the Jewish people and the state of Israel.
    One of Donald’s first priorities as president is to re-negotiate the Iran deal- perhaps the worst treaty ever negotiated in U.S. history and a danger to Israel’s future survival.
    Amazingly, who was one of the very first world leaders to talk to Donald after his victory? Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. Coincidence?

    No U.S. president has ever in history been surrounded by so many Jewish friends and advisers.
    Trust me, by almost every possible measurement, we’ve just elected our first Jewish president.
    read more https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-is-headed-to-the-white-house-did-we-just-elect-our-first-jewish-president

    Vr.

    Trump’s Shameful Anti-Semitic Dogwhistle Puts Him In Bad Company

    The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2018

    This isn’t just a dog-whistle. It’s an openly anti-Semitic, easily debunked conspiracy theory put forth by the President of the United States. Blaming a rich Jew for controlling the levers behind a mass protest organized by your political opponents is the stuff anti-Semitic cartoons have been made of for centuries.
    In an even more macabre twist, Trump’s dog-whistle ties the bigoted trope of shadowy Jewish financiers to the bravely vocal survivors of sexual assault and trauma fighting for their lives. It implies that we Jews are funding the very women they’ve accused us of lusting over and coveting for generations
    Blaming Jews for your political opponents is textbook anti-Semitism, and one that has been deployed to disastrous ends for Jews by authoritarian leaders — as well as by their imitators. Indeed, it goes both ways: A sure sign that a leader has aspirations to authoritarianism is an indulgence in anti-Semitic fantasies.
    Read more: https://forward.com/opinion/411565/trumps-shameful-anti-semitic-dogwhistle-puts-him-in-bad-company

  32. Momus says:
    @Anonymous

    Yep, the bearded morons, inbred and ingrate have decided their own fate and it’s not to be the Singapore of the Mediteranean.

    • Agree: Steve in Greensboro
    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  33. Agent76 says:

    April 5, 2016 Apartheid South Africa And Apartheid Israel: One Was Shunned, The Other, Embraced

    Congress and Reagan voted to impose sanctions against the apartheid state of South Africa, but what’s stopping our elected representatives from taking the same action against the apartheid state of Israel?

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/apartheid-south-africa-and-apartheid-israel-one-was-shunned-the-other-embraced/215352/

  34. Protests won’t get them anywhere. Armed resistance is the way to go:

    http://english.almanar.com.lb/594519

    http://english.almanar.com.lb/595076

    • Replies: @Frankie P
  35. wraith67 says:

    I’d to see the balances in Abbas’ and his cronies’ bank accounts – Arafat was worth $billions I believe. You’d think with the hundreds of $millions they’ve received, somebody might have spent some of it power and desalination plants. But no, better to buy rockets. Maybe a side of couscous to go with that mortar round? Weird fretting about a “political solution” when the article laments the economic disaster that the place is. Was that going to change? They’re going to get their “state” and then quit showing the kiddies terrorist Sesame Street, and transform into a thriving free market engine of capitalism? Honestly I didn’t know the market for dates, bomb makers and terrorists was down that much. All hope isn’t lost though, Merkel and Saddiq Khan like terrorists quite a bit.

  36. @Anonymous

    Maybe the Gazans could stop blowing themselves and other people up and get to work trying to build a civil society. In the meantime, nobody but professional grievance mongers gives a shit.

  37. Josecanuc says:
    @renfro

    “That the Jewish nation is the only nation selected by God, while all the remaining ones are contemptible and hateful. That all property of other nations belongs to the Jewish nation which consequently is entitled to seize upon it without any scruples. An orthodox Jew is not bound to observe principles of morality towards people of other tribes. “He may act contrary to morality, if profitable to himself or to Jews in general. “A Jew may rob a Goy, he may cheat him over a bill, which should not be perceived by him, otherwise the name of God would become dishonored.”
    Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat, 348

    “The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire, and has illumined with it the entire world. He is the religious source, spring and fountain out of which all the rest of the world have drawn their beliefs and their religions… The Jew is the emblem of eternity. He whom neither slaughter nor torture of thousands of years could destroy, he whom neither fire nor sword, nor inquisition, was able to wipe off from the face of the earth, he who was the first to produce the oracles of God, who has been for so long the guardian of prophecy and who transmitted it to the rest of the world – such a nation cannot be destroyed. The Jew is everlasting as is eternity itself.” Yelammedenu rabbenu,

    “I wrote against the Jews, for a Jew or a Jewish heart is a wooden, stone, devil heart that can be moved by nothing.” Martin Luther 1543

    “They are real liars & bloodhounds who have not only continually perverted & falsified all of Scripture with their mendacious glosses from the beginning until the present day. Their heart’s most ardent yearning & hoping is set on the day on which they can deal with us Gentiles as they did with the Gentiles in Persia at the time of Esther. In fact, the most important thing that they expect of their Messiah is that he will murder & kill the entire world with their sword.”
    Martin Luther 1543

    “Oh, how fond the Jews are of the book of Esther, which is so beautifully attuned to their bloodthirsty, vengeful, murderous yearning & hope. The sun has never shone on a more bloodthirsty & vengeful people than they R who imagine that they R God’s chosen people who have been commissioned & commanded to murder & to slay the Gentiles. In fact, the most important thing that they expect of their Messiah is that he will murder & kill the entire world with their sword.” Martin Luther 1543

    “The Jewish people need what I call a ‘global Jewish strategy.’ I don’t believe that it is possible today to have a Jewish policy that will be run by American Jewry as they see fit and by Israeli Jewry as they see fit. There is a single Jewish world – intertwined, interconnected.’
    Ralph I. Goldman, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1979

    ”…to many a person, especially in moments of hypochondriacal depression, the world may seem, from an aesthetic viewpoint like a collection of caricatures (parodies, travesties) – from an intellectual viewpoint as an insane asylum, and from a moral viewpoint as a flophouse.” Schopenhauer

  38. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Momus

    What’s hilarious is that Israel actually is the Singapore of the Middle East. Half of their population was violently cleansed from neighbouring Muslim countries. Check. They maintain a huge and well founded army in the face of endless jealous resentment. Check. They have built a country that is far more admirable in every way to their neighbours. Check.

    Gaza could have been so but they’ve spectacularly failed in making any choices that would set them on that road.

    In the end, all Hamas demands are chaff except the one that would result in them taking over Israel. That is why in both Gaza and the West Bank, both Palestinian administered, Palestinian “refugees” (or rather their grandchildren) still live in camps 70 years later.

    Somehow I don’t think Lee Kuan Yew was forcing the Chinese who ran from Malaysia to live in refugee camps for 70 years….

  39. Tyrion 2 says:
    @anarchyst

    I doubt more than 5% of young Jews in Israel lack at least one grandparent who was violently cleansed from a Muslim Arab country.

    To them it feels as it would to your imaginary Israeli were the Germans currently insisting on firing rockets at Israel now.

  40. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Ploskina

    Is there any population that has grown faster than the Palestinians since the founding of the state of Israel?

  41. Tyrion 2 says:
    @The Alarmist

    Although the Palestinian population has grown beyond belief, therefore showing the lie of the previous poster. It always surpises me that they who are the same people as those who control 50 odd countries would not want to live among them. I suppose they need their kids to go to schools with Jewish kids or something.

    Palestinians want to live in Israel as minorities do in the West. Lower standards, bucket loads of formal privileges and non-stop celebration. Also, welfare. Who can blame them? It is a sweet gig.

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @Josecanuc
  42. tac says:
    @FreePalestine

    He started pounding his arms up and down like he was wielding a hammer in each hand and virtually screamed out: “There is NO question, ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION WHATSOEVER!, that there will be another holocaust! Because the Jews have NOT learned anything and because they have NOT changed their behavior!

    Is this suicidal behavior? Event Ernst Zundel warned of the same:

    I’ve posted more on the topic in another thread:

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/one-click-closer-to-annihilation/#comment-2557862

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/one-click-closer-to-annihilation/#comment-2557893

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/one-click-closer-to-annihilation/#comment-2557910

  43. Greg Bacon says: • Website
    @Wizard of Oz

    Palestinian Women Are Harassed And Humiliated At Checkpoints. Here Are A Few Of Their Stories.

    https://forward.com/opinion/israel/385062/palestinian-women-are-harassed-and-humiliated-at-checkpoints-here-are-a-few/

    West Bank or Gaza, it’s the same thuggish behavior. Even more so before 2005, when Israeli Orthodox Hasidics were living in Gaza, until they finally moved off STOLEN land, and getting 275K in the process from the USG.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  44. tac says:

  45. renfro says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Also, welfare. Who can blame them? It is a sweet gig.

    You have to be kidding right?
    There are no bigger welfare babies in the universe than the Jews and Israel.

    • Troll: Tyrion 2
  46. Anonymous[790] • Disclaimer says:
    @anarchyst

    No business being in the Middle East? The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.

    The Palestinians may have been living on the land, but they never owned it. Even the Israelis don’t own the land. Jews can say God gave them Israel, but that’s a bunch of mythology being passed off as historical fact. It’s highly effective propaganda, too.

    My point is Israel could be lost at any moment. We only keep what we are willing to fight and die for.

    The Israelis are fighting to live.

    Every day, Israelis tackle major technological and scientific challenges.

    Israel is better for the world than Palestine.

  47. Frankie P says:
    @TimeTraveller

    This.

    I’m getting tired of left-leaning handwringers debating about how the west, in all its benevolent wisdom, will solve the I/P conflict and somehow force Israel, whose supporters pull all the levers in western governments, to agree to a two-state solution. It’s like a cat chasing its own tail endlessly.

    I prefer to focus on and lend my verbal support to those groups who will enfranchise the Palestinians and remove the Israeli boot the only way possible: force. I’ve got news for you folks whinging about the US Liberty and waiting for the great made again America to give the Jews their well-deserved come-uppance: it ain’t gonna happen! What is happening and what is going to happen is that the growing resistance to Israel/US policy in the Middle East will reach fruition and make a significant change, even to the point where Hezbollah troops will enter the Levant. Demographic, military and economic trends will continue, and Israel will find itself in a precarious position. I’m talking about Hezbollah, Syria and Iran, with some Iraqi Shiite militias thrown in for good measure. Have you noticed that Israel hasn’t bombed Lebanon since 2006? Have you wondered why? Hezbollah has not just been busy in Syria. They have not stopped stockpiling guided missiles that can reach any part of Israel. Did you notice that in 2017 after Nasrallah mentioned the Israeli ammonia tank in Haifa harbor and that it would be targeted in the event of any Israeli attack on Lebanon, the tank was closed? You didn’t hear, did you? It seems that Hezbollah can now make decisions about the location of sensitive Israeli infrastructure. You do remember that in 2006 Hezbollah with 2,000 odd men in the south sent the IDF reservists packing, destroying 25% of their tank forces. Imagine those same Hezbollah forces, larger and reinforced, trained and experienced and armed with modern weapons from their time in Syria.
    It’s a nightmare for the Israelis.

    • Replies: @TimeTraveller
  48. @Greg Bacon

    Sure, but now you are loudly asserting (true) X as if it rescues the assertion of (almost certainly false) Y. It makes one wonder why you bother to post in the first place. Sounding off rather than rationally seeking to persuade perhaps.

  49. tac says:

    No business being in the Middle East? The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.
    [...]
    The Israelis are fighting to live.

    Every day, Israelis tackle major technological and scientific challenges.

    Israel is better for the world than Palestine.

    No, Israel fights to exterminate, punish, and destroy the ‘Native’ populations…this is what is coming to your host country if you do not realize yet GOYIM!

    The indigenous people of Palestine have lived there until these JEW squatters have come to hijack their land–with some subjective doctrine as proof! May YAWEH speaketh ‘his’ will or forever just shut the fvck up?!

    These conniving liars have distorted and written ‘into historical fact’ THEIR oral tradition–WHICH IS NO FACT AT ALL!!!!!!!!!

  50. @Anonymous

    If you made your last sentence “Israel is likely to give to the world far greater value contributions than any possible Palestinian state for the foreseeable future” it would be hard to disagree but it suggests a great range of hypotheticals including counterfactuals. Where do we start? How about no WW1? How about no population explosion by Eastern European Jews for 100 or 200 years before 1914?

  51. Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is genocide 2.0. Taken directly from the European plan for the genocide of the N. American indigenous peoples. The only difference is in the tools used. Rather than the repeating rifle the jews use SA rockets and cluster bombs, rather than scalping they use white phospherous, and in place of the Gatlin gun the jews use m60s, and imported Barrett 50 cal. sniper rifles … albeit, from a safe distance. In place of infected blankets the jews flood Gaza with human waste water. oh well, it’s progress. Right? nothing but the best for our semitic friends.

  52. Druid says:
    @Anonymous

    God, you’re either a Ziofascist troll, or just plain ignorant n where have you been? Mars!!!

  53. anarchyst says:
    @Anonymous

    I see the IDF Unit 8200 and hasbara trolls are out in force. For one, “God” is not a real estate agent…
    Most jews are NOT middle eastern but are ashkenazics from Russia. They have no claim to the land. The Palestinians were there before these foreign interlopers.
    If any other group treated people the way Palestinians are treated, there would be a massive outcry.
    Since “big brother” United States of America provides Israel’s security and shekels, there are few that will challenge the “status quo”…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  54. Anonymous[653] • Disclaimer says:
    @anarchyst

    Hasbara troll…. C’mon, man. Stop being paranoid.

    Not all Jews are bad. OK buddy?

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  55. anarchyst says:
    @Anonymous

    Fish swim, birds fly jews lie…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  56. Agent76 says:

    Dec 2, 2016 Touring Palestine’s Besieged Refugee Camps

    In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank: Balata and Aida camps.

  57. Anonymous[653] • Disclaimer says:
    @anarchyst

    Everyone lies.

  58. I say we give the Pales 38 billion a year and the latest weapons, fighter jets, attack choppers, etc, fund and arm them for a few years, also let them spy on, harass, blackmail, assassinate, American pols and citizens alike for a while, then after a few years of the Pales actin like the fake Jews, gettin all the benefits, we let them have at it, the fake Jews and Pales duke it out, no holds barred, cage match WWE type shit, no American goyim tag team partner for the fake Jews either, 2 men enter, 1 man leaves.

    In other words, lets see if the “Jews” really are Gods chosen people, not just spoiled, entitled, psychos that get off shooting kids armed with rocks. I think God will pick the right one. What do yall think?

    • Agree: renfro, anarchyst
  59. @Anonymous

    ►”The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.

    ►”The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.

    ►”The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.

    Let’s live in peace and friendship
    8.7.2007 Birobidzhaner Shtern
    ————-
    Greeting participants of the forum vice-chairman of the JAR Government Maria Zhirdetskaya has noted that the Jewish Autonomous Region is the region on which territory about a hundred of nationalities live. Therefore the regional traditions are based on respect of customs of various public groups.
    Living in peace assumes presence in each person of such qualities as restraint and tolerance.

    ►”The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.

    DEUTERONOMY
    (7:5) But thus shall ye deal with them:
    ye shall destroy their altars
    and cut down their groves,

    and break down their images,
    and burn their graven images with fire.

    (7:6) For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God:
    the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself,
    above all people that [are] upon the face of the earth.

    ►”The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.

    ►”The Israelis, converts to Judaism or not, have the collective right to build a better life for their people.

    Half a million Romans were slaughtered by the bloodthirsty Jews during the so-called Kitos War. The Jews ate the flesh of their victims, wore their skin as clothing, and used their victims intestines as belts to hold the skins in place:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitos_War

    Judaism is a demented, bloodthirsty cult that has no right to exist on any civilized planet.

    Non Jews have a right to oppose and extinguish the cult of Judaism in order to build a better life for themselves.
    Heal your diseased conscience, Jew.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  60. Mike-SMO says:

    The residents of Gaza havea choice in how they perish”:

    1) Die fighting to evict Hamas (Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza) and their corruptocrat allies in The Palestinian Authority,

    2) Die making futile attacks against Israel,

    3) or to sit quietly, and starve.

    Gaza was properous when the Israelis were there and could be again under a sane Arab administration. There will be no food, electricity, or gas as long as Hamas uses most of its resources to buy weapons and to pay support for the failed “jihadis” in Israeli prisons or their families.

    In the mean time, Gaza is what they made, so they better appreciate the reasons for their dispair. Gaza didn’t just happen, it was the result of a sustained effort by the Muslim Brotherhood fanatics and their Hezbollah sponsors. The Shiites of Hezbollah don’t care how many Sunnis die, if they can harm Israel in the process. They have made Gaza into a target area and whore house for their “rented” military assault position. Gaza is expendable except for the photographs of intentional poverty shared by the cooperative Main Stream Media.

    The residents of Gaza are in a crappy neighborhood worse than Detroit, Chicago, Saint Louis, etc….

    Gaza!, Reclaim your “state” or shut up and die quietly.

    • Replies: @AlreadyPublished
  61. renfro says:

    Just copy this comment and email to your politician—-just tell them…..”I’m with these people. Not with you traitors.’

    “I was never satisfied with the Israeli explanation…. Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations. I didn’t believe them then, and I don’t believe them to this day. The attack was outrageous.”
    –former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk

    “The evidence was clear. Both Adm. Kidd and I believed with certainty that this attack … was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew…. Not only did the Israelis attack the ship with napalm, gunfire, and missiles, Israeli torpedo boats machine-gunned three lifeboats that had been launched in an attempt by the crew to save the most seriously wounded — a war crime….”
    –affidavit of U.S. Navy Captain Ward Boston, 9 January 2004

    “There is compelling evidence that Israel’s attack was a deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew.”
    –Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chief of Naval Operations and later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 14 January 2004

    [MORE]

    “Nearly as bizarre as the attack itself was the reaction of the American government to the incident. A foreign nation had butchered American servicemen, sending thirty-four to their graves…. A virtually unarmed American naval ship in international waters was shot at, strafed with rockets, torpedoed, set on fire … then left to sink as crazed gunners shot up the life rafts. The foreign nation then says, sorry about that, and offers an explanation so outrageous that it is insulting, and the American government accepts it, sweeps the whole affair under a rug, then classifies as top secret nearly all details concerning it.”
    –James Bamford, The Puzzle Palace

    “Yet the ultimate lesson of the Liberty attack had far more effect on policy in Israel than in America. Israel’s leaders concluded that nothing they might do would offend the Americans to the point of reprisal. If America’s leaders did not have the courage to punish Israel for the blatant murder of American citizens, it seemed clear that their American friends would let them get away with almost anything.”
    –George Ball, U.S. Undersecretary of State at the time, The Passionate Attachment

    “Is there any criminal act that Israel can do without being protected from criticism from the United States? If there is I haven’t seen it. And I haven’t seen it from the Bush Administration or from the Clinton Administration or from any administration before them. But when you consider the influence of Israel’s lobby and its political action committees and the more than $41 million they’ve given to Congress and the White House, is it any wonder Israel is shielded from any shame?”
    –U.S. Brigadier General James J. David (Ret.)

    “On June 8, 1967, the Israeli government learned that it could get away with murder, literally, and the crime would be covered up, so strong is the influence of the Israel Lobby in our Congress — and indeed, in the White House. And those USS Liberty veterans who survived well enough to call for an independent investigation have been hit with charges of, you guessed it, anti-Semitism.”
    –Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst

    “To suggest that they [the IDF] couldn’t identify the ship is … ridiculous…. Anybody who could not identify the Liberty could not tell the difference between the White House and the Washington Monument.”
    –Admiral Thomas Moorer, former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, cited in The Washington Post, 15 June 1991, p. 14

    “The Israelis control the policy in the congress and the senate.”
    –Senator James William Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (speaking on the CBS News program Face the Nation, 7 October 1973)

    “Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America’s foreign aid budget. In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain.”
    –John F. Kennedy School of Government, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    “The massive aid to Israel is in effect a huge entitlement that enriches the relatively prosperous Israelis at the cost of the American taxpayer. Money being fungible, that aid also pays for the very settlements that America opposes and that impede the peace process.”
    –Zbigniew Brzezinski, Foreign Policy

    “The Israeli puppeteer travels to Washington. The Israeli puppeteer meets with the puppet in the White House; and then moves down Pennsylvania Avenue and meets with the puppets in Congress; and then takes back billions of taxpayer dollars.”
    –Ralph Nader (speaking on the cable network C-Span about the Israeli lobby — AIPAC, 30 June 2004)

    “I’ve never seen a President — I don’t care who he is — stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just boggles the mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what a grip those people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens certainly don’t have any idea what goes on.”
    –Admiral Thomas Moorer, former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (cited in: They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby by Paul Findley, former Illinois congressman)

    “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that… I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
    –Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (speaking to Shimon Peres, as reported on Israel Radio (Kol Yisrael), 3 October 2001)

    “Israel does not permit Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens to become citizens themselves, and does not give these spouses the right to live in Israel. The Israeli human rights organization B’tselem called this restriction ‘a racist law that determines who can live here according to racist criteria.’ Such laws may be understandable given Israel’s founding principles, but they are not consistent with America’s image of democracy.”
    –John F. Kennedy School of Government, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    “I have spent a lot of time in Palestine in recent years…. The Palestinians have had their own land, first of all, occupied and then confiscated and then colonized. They’ve been excluded from their own gardens and fields, and pastures and churches. They have been severely restrained in their movements. They have to have different kinds of passes to go through different checkpoints inside their own lands on their own roads. The Israelis have built more than 200 settlements inside Palestine. They connect these settlements with very nice roads for the Israeli settlers, and then superhighways and so forth going into Jerusalem. Quite often the Palestinians are prevented from even riding on those roads that have been built in their own territory. So this has been in many ways worse than it was in South Africa.”
    –former President Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

    “Have our Jewish sisters and brothers forgotten their humiliation? Have they forgotten the collective punishment, home demolitions, and their own history so soon? Have they turned their backs on their profound and noble religious traditions. Have they forgotten that God cares deeply about the downtrodden? Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice.”
    –Archbishop Desmund Tutu, Occupation is Oppression, 13 April 2002

    “Within the United States, the main driving force behind the Iraq war was a small band of neoconservatives, many with close ties to Israel’s Likud Party. In addition, key leaders of the [Israel] Lobby’s major organizations lent their voices to the campaign for war. According to The Forward, “As President Bush attempted to sell the … war in Iraq, America’s most important Jewish organizations rallied as one to his defense.”
    –John F. Kennedy School of Government, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    “Every year the United Nations General Assembly votes on a resolution entitled, “Peaceful Settlement of the Palestine Question.” And every year the vote is the same: It’s the whole world on one side; Israel, the United States and some South Sea atolls and Australia on the other side. The vote this past year was 164 to 7…. We have all twenty-two members of the Arab League favoring the two-state settlement on the June 1967 border. We have the Palestinian Authority favoring that two-state settlement on the June 1967 border. We now have Hamas favoring that two-state settlement on the June 1967 border. The one and only obstacle is Israel, backed by the United States. That’s the problem.”
    –Norman Finkelstein, interviewed by Amy Goodman for the television program, Democracy Now ! , 8 January 2009

  62. @Mike-SMO

    No doubt you belong to the supremacist cult of bloodthirsty hyenas

    a borg of shameless, conscience free psychopaths

    shut up and die Mike.

  63. @Frankie P

    Indeed.

    Don’t forget – it isn’t just Hezbollah and Shi’ite militias that worries them. There are also Sunnite, Christian, Druze, and atheist/Marxist armed fighters. Hezbollah is just the most well-armed, well-trained, and well-known for their successes.

    If things heat up, it wouldn’t surprise me if US/NATO or allied forces send troops to Israel (permanently) to do their ground fighting for them, in other words, to be placed in harm’s way so that a precious Jewish life can be spared. After that, I would expect to see fragging incidents take place. Even during OIF (the Iraq war), support personnel weren’t given grenades or body armor for this very reason. Alternatively, the Empire/Western side might have difficulty meeting recruitment goals and replenishing forces.

    The bottom line: Israel isn’t self-sustaining. Ever-growing resources from western countries will have to be diverted – not only to its defense, but also to prop up its economy. You will eventually see open rebellion (or draconian measures taken to suppress rebellion) in those countries that sustain Israel. Anti-BDS legislation, and arresting “antisemites” can be understood in this context. 25 out of 50 US states have anti-boycott (or similar) legislation on the books. Bear in mind that this was passed by legislators that are elected to serve the interests of ALL of their constituents. Careers, both public and private, are ruined for the sake of Israel in every western country. In France, for another example, religious persecutions are now being carried out.

    It will only get worse. Oppression is the future in the West, and rebellion will surely follow.

  64. Josecanuc says:
    @Tyrion 2

    “I say we are slaves. All of us. And in bewildering ways, our bondage is more pernicious than the slavery of old, for the New American Slave embraces the myth of his freedom as he would a dead puppy and, with all affection, speaks to it as if it were alive. Our nation was built on slavery, a house torn down by the great American Civil War. But this new house, a house of mirrors, of secret rooms, of hidden passages – indeed, a vastly more subtle and deluding structure – has been built on the same malignant foundation. And today we live in this house, and we are all still slaves. Hear Goethe’s warning: ‘No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he is free.’ And if we are the New American Slaves, who is our master? The New Master… is driven by a gluttony unparalleled in human history. The power it produces is incalculable. Utterly fabricated it feeds off the people, digests the people, and excretes the people in a game of world domination in which profit is virtue and money is god. The New Master is mad.”
    Gerry Spence, Give Me Liberty! Freeing ourselves in the 21st century, 1998

    “If history is any guide, the consequences, when the parasite has once developed beyond a certain size and strength…it is almost inevitably fatal to its host-victim.” W R Halliday

    “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”
    —Netanyahu’s consolation to Jonathan Pollard upon exiting Pollard’s jail cell., [1]

    http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  65. Josecanuc says:
    @Anonymous

    “A religion might well be productive or it might be psycho-pathogenic.” Abraham Maslow MD

    “Israel is a triumph of pathological tribalism.” Einstein

    “The real truth never fails ultimately to appear. Truth happens to an idea by the process of its verification. Faraday

    “The Jews could be put down very plausibly as the most unpleasant race ever heard of.”
    H. L. Mencken

    “If scholars will only be persuaded to lay aside their prejudices and apply themselves to studying the
    evidences (facts)… I shall be fully content to await their final decision.” Charles Peirce

  66. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Josecanuc

    Fake quote. Well done. You’ve outed yourself as a moron or a liar.

  67. Anonymous[196] • Disclaimer says:
    @AlreadyPublished

    The Jews rebelled against Roman rule. So what?

    Wouldn’t you?

    Judea was a Roman vassal state. The Jews would rather fight for their liberty than rest as Roman slaves.

    Don’t you think the Romans had it coming to them?

    • Replies: @AlreadyPublished
  68. @Anonymous

    You try to hide the disgusting atrocities of your cult under the word “rebel”, fanatically ignoring the documented facts.

    I shall rub your nose in it again, psychopath:

    QUOTE:
    ================
    “‘Meanwhile the Jews in the region of Cyrene had put one Andreas at their head and were destroying both the Romans and the Greeks.
    ► They would cook their flesh,
    ► make belts for themselves of their entrails,
    ► anoint themselves with their blood,
    ► and wear their skins for clothing.
    ► Many they sawed in two, from the head downwards.”
    - Dio Cassius

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitos_War

    ================

    How about we do the same thing to members of your rabid, bloodthirsty, supremacist cult of self-appointed UberMensch?
    How would that make you feel?

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  69. @TimeTraveller

    Meeting recruitment goals.

    If the US tried to reinstate the draft nobody would bother to show up for it.

    It would be tough to sell a war to the weary US public. Those of us old enough to remember the Clinton era recall a fairly prosperous time before a huge deficit.

    • Replies: @TimeTraveller
  70. @TimeTraveller

    The religious persecutions in France are those of its dwindling Jewish population by Muslims.

  71. @Jeff Stryker

    Regarding recruitment, there are a few caveats. It might be useful to look at the different motivations for the people that sign up:

    1) There are people who sign up for the thrill of the kill. Maybe their childhood wasn’t too good, maybe they played too many 1st person shooter video games, whatever. This hardcore group will sign up anyway. The profusion of violence in the popular culture increases the number of these.

    2) There are some who sign up because of family tradition or a misguided sense of patriotic duty. Long, repeated deployments tend to make for smaller family sizes. Expect this number to dwindle.

    3) There are others who sign up for college money (on the enlisted side) and college loan forgiveness (on the officer side). Naturally, this need is driven by the lack of good-paying manufacturing jobs, as well as the steep rise in tuition fees due to the ease of obtaining college loans. They are easy to obtain because the government subsidizes them. Remember that these people are usually not in the service for the long haul, nor are they the most highly motivated.

    4) There are those who sign up to get out of jail or prison time. This number will increase for factors already mentioned above. They are also poorly motivated and looking for the exit.

    5) There are some from the gangster background that join up to learn tactics and skills that will help them in their criminal careers. Same problems with motivation and retention.

    What solutions are employed? Mercenaries, and these fall into two types:

    a) The first group are those who go to work for Blackwater/Academi and the like, and these tend to be well-paid, and enjoy their work. They are also unrestrained by rules of engagement and laws of war, so their jobs are easier. They can also suffer large numbers of casualties without them being reported in the newspapers. They are expensive, however.

    b) The second group is ISIS and the like. These are usually Muslim men from poor countries. They are poor, and therefore not marriageable. Family and marriage are paramount in Islam, and so they are drawn cheaply into these groups by Saudi, who pays them little, and gives them the Wahabbi ideology needed to do their “work.”

    a) and b) are supported by 1) through 5), and the whole business is largely directed by intelligence agencies. That is the composition of the Imperial force. The heavy reliance on mercenaries and auxiliary forces is usually not a good sign.

  72. @Jeff Stryker

    The religious persecutions in France are those of its dwindling Jewish population by Muslims.

    I was thinking of the Centre Zahra raid as an example:

    https://www.france24.com/en/20181002-france-police-shiite-islamic-grande-synthe-terrorism

  73. Tyrion 2 says:
    @AlreadyPublished

    My Lebanese friend, after I explained to him SJWism in Europe, blamed too much education. Maybe he was right! That is too much education for the cognitively incapable.

    You obviously has no feel for history and the hyperbole and propaganda.

    Cassius Dio wrote sensationalised and often fabricated history based off rumour and gossip. You might as well quote A Song of Ice and Fire as an account of the Wars of tbe Roses.

  74. @Jeff Stryker

    The following video has been soft-censored for the benefit of your bloodthirsty, destructive, and proudly supremacist cult of “chosen ones”:

    (Barbara Lerner Spectre calls for the destruction of European societies via immigration)

    =========
    We have already described the religious harmony of the ancient world, and the facility with which the most different and even hostile nations embraced, or at least respected, each other’s superstitions. A single people refused to join in the common intercourse of mankind. The Jews, who, under the Assyrian and Persian monarchies, had languished for many ages the most despised portion of their slaves, (1) emerged from obscurity under the successors of Alexander; and as they multiplied to a surprising degree in the East, and afterwards in the West, they soon excited the curiosity and wonder of other nations. (2) The sullen obstinacy with which they maintained their peculiar rites and unsocial manners seemed to mark them out a distinct species of men, who boldly professed, or who faintly disguised, their implacable hatred to the rest of humankind.
    -Gibbon, Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire

    https://www.ccel.org/g/gibbon/decline/volume1/chap15.htm

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    How do you feel about the ritual slaughter of children by your cult, Jeff gay-porn-star Stryker?
    How does it make you feel?

  75. Lot says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Is that link your own work? As an example of crazy Jew-obsession, it is monumental in its scope and detail.

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