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I was watching CBS morning news last Wednesday, the day after it was announced that convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard would be released from prison in November. The “real news,” as the network describes it, recounted what Israeli officials had said about releasing Pollard, which was basically “all right, finally…but we still have to destroy Iran.” You have to hand it to the Israelis, they certainly know how to accept a bribe completely ungraciously.

That straight from the heart advice from America’s best friend and closest ally was followed almost immediately by an interview segment with former CIA Director James Woolsey. Woolsey obligingly informed the interviewer that Pollard had in fact not disclosed any classified information, completely contradicting the results of the Pentagon investigation that had been conducted after the fact. Woolsey is, for what it’s worth, a fully owned parasite hovering in a regular neocon orbit who spoke at the recent “Stop Iran” rally in New York City. He has also claimed falsely that Israel does not spy on the United States. So why would anyone sane pick Woolsey to provide commentary instead of someone who actually knew what he was talking about? To mitigate the Israeli role in spying on the U.S., of course. It had to be a deliberate decision.

Make no mistake, the U.S. media and inside the beltway punditry boast about their professionalism and integrity but it all goes out the window when Israel is the topic. Many of those involved are themselves Jewish and identify as “strong Israel supporters” and for those who are not of the Tribe the understanding that criticism of Israel is a quick ticket out of town frequently prevails.

This twisting oneself into knots to deny what is clearly visible has been never as evident as during the past two weeks with the launch of the hate Iran agenda to derail President Barack Obama’s negotiated agreement relating to that country’s nuclear program. The public has been fed a steady diet of alarmist nonsense cranked out by journalists like Jennifer Rubin and Charles Krauthammer, depicting the Iranians as suicidal religious fanatics, liars and thieves, terrorists and, of course, Jew haters who also run around chanting “Death to America.” That the Obama agreement would take away from those Persian miscreants the ability to actually create a nuclear weapon has somehow been lost in the shuffle because if Israel and its domestic lobby want something then the path of least resistance is to go along with their demands.

The Republicans will block vote on the Iran deal to spite Obama but the process being engaged in by the Democrats who are sitting on the fence is far more excruciating to watch. They are being lobbied hard, sometimes directly by and even in Israel: “Some members of Congress are going on trips to Israel, with some arranged by the American Israel Education Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC, a deal foe.”

Most of the Congressmen being quoted in the media are Jewish and are openly stating their concern for Israel while the media is uncritically accepting that as a reasonable position. Rarely does the issue of any actual American interest come up. Nor is there much discussion of the reality in the Middle East, which is that a U.S. armed and funded Israel is the regional superpower, not Iran, and that if there is a nuclear threat locally it comes from Tel Aviv.

The Congressmen who are hesitating should remember who has elected them and who pays them. If they are squeamish about defending American interests they should resign and go home. The reality is that we owe the Israelis nothing and the constant process of bribing them and deferring to their alleged interests so they will behave is demeaning to us as a country and also self-defeating as they couldn’t give a tinker’s damn for the American people except insofar as it is possible to take our money and otherwise exploit us.

To be sure, Israel benefits enormously from its powerful fifth column inside the United States and there is already far too much deference by the federal government to what are manifestly Jewish issues. Though only 2% of the population, American Jews nevertheless wield enormous economic and political power which understandably translates into media access and influence over policies. That would be a given for how representational politics actually work under capitalism but there is something disturbing about how this plays out in practice. The Obama Administration has an Associate Director for Jewish Outreach in the White House Office of Public Engagement named Matt Nosanchuk but there is no designated outreach director to the nation’s 77 million Catholics. President Obama meets repeatedly with Jewish leaders, many of whom are hostile to his policies, but I have yet to read about him meeting with groups of Catholics or mainline Protestants. Many of them might well be supportive of what Obama is doing but there is no “outreach” office for them and no attempt to obtain their adherence to proposed programs.

The federal bureaucracy has for many years included numerous American Jews in the upper level positions relating to national security, Middle East policy and counter-terrorism. Most are responsible individuals who are serious about their commitment to impartial government service. But some are not so scrupulous. Dennis Ross, former Middle East negotiator, is not called “Israel’s lawyer” as a compliment. And there were also Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby, all of whom were actively engaged in bringing about the disastrous invasion of Iraq, intended in part to benefit Israel.

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And then there are the neoconservatives to include the State Department’s Victoria Nuland who somewhat inexplicably are advanced in their careers by Democrats as well as Republicans while having strong ties to Israel and its leaders. Does their religion or perceived ethnicity matter? It certainly does for those of them who, like the Jewish Congressmen unable to decide how to vote, cannot compartmentalize their own personal baggage when participating in the crafting of U.S. foreign policy.

Washington inexplicably gives a wealthy and militarily powerful Israel $3 billion annually for defense spending, a sum that it now wants to raise to nearly $5 billion as a bribe for good behavior, which will not in any event be forthcoming. Meanwhile, within the federal government there exist special bureaucracies and benefits that are little known to the public, created in response to narrowly construed Jewish interests. Apparently successful efforts made by Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to fund special health care benefits for Holocaust survivors constitute little more than a bid to create a two tiered system that provides extra financial support for a favored group. As near as I could determine, any European Jew who was not killed during the Second World War is considered a “Holocaust survivor.” Every American who has diligently paid into the Medicare trust fund should find the proposal for special benefits based on religion offensive in the extreme.

Washington’s Holocaust Museum, undeniably a political statement vis-à-vis Israel, was built using private contributions but the taxpayer covers its operating costs, $52 million in 2014, making it the most expensive museum in Washington. The State Department has a Special Adviser to the Secretary on Holocaust Issues as well as a Special Envoy for Holocoaust Issues. The two offices are headed respectively by Stuart Eizenstat and Nicholas Dean. There is also a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position held by Ira Forman, a former American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Political Director.

All three are senior Foreign Service Ambassador level positions with full staffs, first class travel expenses and additional funding. Foreign Service Executive Schedules top out at $203,700 plus benefits which is presumably what the trio are being paid. Eizenstat, who reports to Victoria Nuland, has had a particularly long career as a Holocaust specialist having served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and as Bill Clinton’s Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust Era Issues.

As the Second World War ended seventy years ago and took place in Europe, not the United States, when does it become time for the rest of us to say “enough” regarding the Holocaust and its consequences? And why are contemporary genocides in Africa not worthy of a “Special Adviser?” And then there is combatting anti-Semitism. The increase in anti-Semitism in many countries is directly linked to actions undertaken by the Israeli government, which could itself be reasonably described as anti-Christian and anti-Muslim. Is Ambassador Forman going to address any of that? His most recent fact finding trip was to Sweden and Denmark in March where he met with “Jewish leaders.”

Ironically, most American Jews support a deal with Iran, even if the self-described leaders of their community nearly unanimously do not. If I were a Jewish American listening to all the chatter I would find it highly offensive to be pandered to and treated as if I need to be constantly cajoled or even bribed to behave. There should be no “Jewish” policy towards Israel any more than I as an Italian American or my wife who is British born should favor special policies regarding Italy or the United Kingdom. Washington’s foreign policy ought to be bereft of “passionate attachment” to any other nation, intended instead to benefit the citizens of the United States. There is no question but that a negotiated agreement with Iran is good for Americans as it will both avoid another war and remove a proliferation threat. Contrary to the incoherent noises coming out of Benjamin Netanyahu’s office a deal would also be good for Israelis.

The media is being deliberately obtuse when it frames the debate over an Iran agreement as an argument over its merits, conceding to the opponents a credibility that they do not in fact deserve. The aggressive lobbying of American legislators by a foreign country would be considered outrageous if anyone but Israel were doing it. The real opposition is coming from a small number of mostly Jewish neocons backed up by the money of an equally small group of Jewish oligarchs for whom loyalty to Israel is paramount. For them, no deal with Iran would ever be acceptable. This tightly controlled cabal comes up with the cash and crafts the arguments from an AIPAC playbook, albeit aided and assisted by the usual evangelical and opportunistic GOP fellow travelers. Israel is not the United States and it is not even a vital interest for Washington but for the fact that it has become one through the unrelenting pressure exerted by the Lobby and media. It is time for every American to wake up and begin to do what is right for our country. That process will begin in September by ignoring the fulminations of Benjamin Netanyahu and taking the first step in reestablishing normal relations with Iran.

 
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  1. Well said Mr. Giraldi. However, Israel first is Israel first and the US Congress has that mantra tattooed on the keister of every last member of Congress. Congress will be left holding one very large bag of stupid as the world resumes normal relations with Iran. Nations are lining up to begin business with Iran and the US will have Israel. Wow, is that a “deal” or what…

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  2. “Normal relations with Iran” my @ss. Another desert dweller’s screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.

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    • Replies: @Chris Mallory

    Another desert dweller’s screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.
     
    He wasn't quoting Netanyahu.
    , @SolontoCroesus
    In fact Iran's terrain is dominated by mountain ranges -- the Alborz and Zagros -- almost as much as by desert.
    , @Realist
    Hey, boy I haven't seen you in these here parts....are you a troll?
    , @Wally
    You are definitely no baptist and definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "'Normal relations with Iran' my @ss. Another desert dweller’s screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe."

    Dude, you're a joke. Do us all a favor, and cease publicly humiliating yourself.
  3. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    I don’t have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    You did choose not to back the US. This is the problem with all Israel-firsters in the US: they use the US as a host to devour it for the benefits of their fairy-tale abnormality in the Middle East. This fairy tale country (turning into a nightmare for the whole world) is populated mostly by the religious nuts and economic emigres from the former Soviet Union and it is ruled by the regular kind of politicians, the dirty opportunists.
    , @Jim
    Why is it necessary for the US to become involved in the myriad violent conflicts in the world? In addition to becoming involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict we have become involved in the ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and now in the Ukraine and we have become involved in more ethnic conflicts in the Middle East than I can keep track of - Arab vs. Israeli, Sunni vs. Shiite, Kurds vs. Turks, Alawaites vs. whoever the hell they are fighting etc. etc.. We are involved in ethnic conflicts in Afghanistan between tribal groups that few Americans even know exist. We even got involved a while back in a fight between Georgians and Ossetians over the control of South Ossetia! How many Americans had ever heard of South Ossetia before let alone could find it on a globe?

    Involvement in all these conflicts has no benefits for the American people but imposes heavy costs on them. Yet Americans allow themselves to be manipulated into them by special interests.
    , @Avery
    {"I don’t have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it."}

    The article is about Iran: when you equate Iran with "throat slitters" you definitely show you _do_ have a horse in this race, and you yourself should put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    By "throat slitters" you presumably mean ISIS.
    Iran is the most effective force in the region that can take on and wipe out ISIS if Turkey, US, Saudi Arabia, UK, France,....possibly Israel, stop supporting the "throat cutters" with money, training, logistics, intelligence, etc.

    Israel murdered 34 Americans on USS Liberty and wounded 171.
    Israel murdered, by crushing her to death, American Rachel Corrie.
    Israel planted a spy, Pollard, to steal American intelligence: he caused irreparable damage to US.
    Put those in your crack pipe too and smoke it.

    And you can take Israel: I'll take America (..not the foreign, Neocon infested foreign policy apparatus: the real America).
    , @Anonymous
    That's not the way former CIA Bin Laden unit head Mike Scheuer sees it:

    9/11 Motive & Media Betrayal:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    CIA's Mike Scheuer tells Congress to Dump Israel:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ

    Petraeus & CENTCOM also warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

    Israel murdered sailors and marines on USS Liberty too:

    http://tinyurl.com/DayIsraelAttackedAmerica
    , @Existential Confusion
    Israeli sympathizers, operating as a virtual fifth column within the United States, have done more harm to us than anything the Iranians could accomplish. Our bought and paid for politicians and media hacks, have treated Israel as a sacred cow for so long that our citizens are conditioned like trained seals to just accept the subjugation of U.S. interests to Israel’s every whim.

    I am no fan of Iran or Islam either. Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both. Let’s worry about our own country, and let the hate-filled people on that patch of blood soaked earth murder each other without our participation.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "...given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel."

    That's not the choice, however. The choice, effectively, is whether we should go to war with Iran. And going to war with Iran, would probably bring about the end of the U.S. government, in much the same way that attacking France brought an end to Wilhelmine Germany. Anyone who wants to go to war with Iran, merely because they dislike Islam (as any reasonable person tends to), is utterly insane. That's like being in favor of nuking Cleveland (Ohio), because you once had a bad experience with a Slovak-American.
    , @KA
    That's what happens when someone smokes ecstasy . Israel is the hub of manufacturing and distributing ecstasy . Prostitution come close second. Third is in the line is how to keep American white enthralled by the Zionism to keep other two running without being convicted .
  4. What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/03/poll-shows-americans-now-oppose-iran-deal/

    It’s a sad time for our country as we have been taken over by traitors and foreign actors, and no solution appears to be in sight.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    It is the same easily-bougth treasonous crop that cares not about the health of the US population and votes for the DARK ACT to prevent GMO labeling. Exhibit one is Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. http://wearechange.org/which-representatives-voted-for-the-dark-act/
    , @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.
    , @Realist
    "What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!"

    Stupidity reigns supreme in this country.
    , @Johnny F. Ive
    The merchants of death want their war. It would be good for their businesses. I'd hate to be an ethnic group that is the public face of American militarism if the economy comes crashing down after the next president makes war with Iran. That is why AIPAC is hiding behind Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. They don't want to reap the whirlwind. The war with Iran will go south and they don't want to be blamed for it. The American public knows enough to buy into the propaganda but not enough to see through the violent children's cartoon like arguments. Israel is the name of this violent cartoon show that sales wars not children's toys. I saw a video asking people about the bill of rights and they were like "yeah its old, we should get rid of it." Its why we are a Republic and not a democracy. Its a shame though that the ones who mostly do run things (the shadow government) have turned it into a casino and a hitman who works at his own expense. You'd think they could make enough from bombing all the other countries they are bombing. They greedily want to expand it to Tehran where there could be ground troops and those ground troops would need expensive resources brought to them by overpaid hucksters. Its a Halliburton, KBR and a Blackwater (whatever they call themselves now) dream. And Obama is trying to deny them their dream.
  5. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Jews want from maximum windfall from the deal.

    Even if it happens, Jewish bargaining position is strengthened by the constant bitching and nagging.

    If you don’t complain, you get nothing.

    In this, Jews are like blacks.

    Commotion pays off.

    Baby that throws the tantrum gets the candy.

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  6. One quibble with the article: “. . . depicting the Iranians as suicidal religious fanatics, liars and thieves, terrorists and, of course, Jew haters who also run around chanting ‘Death to America.’”

    But the Iranian regime is all of these things (with the possible exception of suicidal).

    Couldn’t it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media — yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests? Couldn’t it also be simultaneously true that the feckless Obama administration has been outmaneuvered with likely disastrous effect for the civilized world?

    All sides of the debate on the Iranian “deal” seem to talk past each other.

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    "Couldn’t it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media — yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests?"

    Netan and co. are just as deranged. So, how about giving Israel the Iran-treatment as well?

    And if US leaders are so sane, why did they cause all that havoc in the Middle East and Ukraine?

    Iranian leaders are bad but no worse than Zionist and American leaders.
    , @Avery
    {“ But the Iranian regime is all of these things”}

    No it isn’t.
    And that description surely applies to Israel’s leaders quite well, since its founding.
    Menachim Begin _was_ a terrorist, was he not ?
    Yitzhak Shamir _was_ a terrorist, was he not ?
    How many others ?

    Religious fanatics:
    {“Friedman, who today travels the country as a Chabad
    speaker, showed a less warm and cuddly side when he was asked how he thinks Jews should treat their Arab neighbors. "The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle)," Friedman wrote in response to the question posed by Moment Magazine for its "Ask the Rabbis" feature.”} (Israeli Rabbi Manis Friedman, Haaretz)

    “Kill…women and children”.
    Sure sounds like a religious fanatic.

    Liars and thieves:
    Israel routinely lies to US and routinely steals technology and secrets from US.
    US being the one country in the world on whose support and goodwill Israel relies for its very survival.
    Israeli leaders: liars, thieves, and ingrates.

    Terrorists:
    We already covered that, but again, what do you call, for example, Israel murdering Iranian civilian professors, just because they happen to be nuclear physics professors ?
    “Terrorist” sounds about right.
    , @SolontoCroesus

    Couldn’t it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media
     
    Truth is the mind's assent to reality.

    One tests the truth-value of a claim by matching it the facts and evidence objectively observed and logically analyzed.

    That Jews have a "disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media" istrue without a doubt.

    Only questions are why has it been a career-ender for an American to stand up and say so;

    Why have agents for Israel not been forced to register as foreign agents;

    Why are US Congresspersons not prosecuted for dealing with unregistered foreign agents?


    yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests?
     
    Firstly, test your assertions against the facts and evidence, EdwardM, don't just megaphone the latest iteration of 4-minute men.

    Second, have you stopped to think about this statement -- "Iran's values are opposite to ours"?
    Is Iran imposing its values on the USA, or is the opposite the case?
    By what right?

    The United Nations Charter, Article 2, 7, specifically proscribes interference with the domestic matters of a sovereign state:


    Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter.
     
    In words of one syllable, it is none of "our" g-ddamn business what Iran's "values" are as they work to form their nation according to their preferences.

    As to this point, EdwardM -- [Iran] represent[s] a major threat to our interests -- be specific: precisely what interests of the US is Iran "threatening?"

    Are they legitimate interests?

    Is the situation as you portray it to be, or is the situation actually that Iran is defending its own legitimate interests in its sovereign territory, into which the USA & others are aggressing?

  7. “The Congressmen who are hesitating should remember who has elected them and who pays them.”

    That is just the problem. Their regular salaries don’t come close to the wealth that comes their way for carrying out donorist special interest policies. As far as being elected, those donorists decide who will get their financial backing, at which point we are allowed to choose one of them.

    “There should be no ‘Jewish’ policy towards Israel any more than I as an Italian American or my wife who is British born should favor special policies regarding Italy or the United Kingdom.”

    Your wife might not, but the Five Eyes Deep State enterprise very much involves favoring special policies regarding the UK and the other Anglo colonial governments.

    There’s no way to not have that special “cosa nostra” relationship with Israel, but the rub comes when a recalcitrant Israeli government of the day chooses bad policies that aren’t good for Jewish people in Israel either, but are positively harmful to Americans of all persuasions, except perhaps neocon war profiteers.

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    Your wife might not, but the Five Eyes Deep State enterprise very much involves favoring special policies regarding the UK and the other Anglo colonial governments.
     
    YES

    but the rub comes when a recalcitrant Israeli government of the day chooses bad policies that aren’t good for Jewish people in Israel either, but are positively harmful to Americans of all persuasions, except perhaps neocon war profiteers.
     
    YES
    , @Oscar Peterson

    "Your wife might not, but the Five Eyes Deep State enterprise very much involves favoring special policies regarding the UK and the other Anglo colonial governments.'

     

    The Five Eyes intelligence sharing program was established with US interests at heart. Britain and the others provided us intelligence that we could not otherwise have acqired.

    The relationship with Israel has been one-way from day one, brought about by a conniving lobby whose first loyalty is too a foreign country. General Marshall warned us of the disastrous consequences of imposed a Jewish state on the indigenous Arabs.

    "There’s no way to not have that special “cosa nostra” relationship with Israel..."

     

    Why not? Because of the insidious power of its lobby?
  8. Piss on the lying former CIA Director James Woolsey. He’s a neocon useful idiot.

    Until I read this, I never knew that there are high U.S. officials whose “jobs” are Holocaust-related: Special Adviser to the Secretary on Holocaust Issues Stuart Eizenstat, and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Nicholas Dean. And then there’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman.

    One wonders what the hell these guys do all day. Eizenstat and Dean no doubt engage in make-work–talking about, worrying about, holding meetings about the Holocaust. As regards Forman–well, he’s probably on the lookout for any and all criticism of Israel. That’s anti-Semitism, don’t you know. . . .

    They take home hefty paychecks–$203,700 a year–plus full benefits, taxpayer-paid travel, etc. Nice work if you can get it.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    "... former CIA Director James Woolsey. He’s a neocon useful idiot." For an idiot, Woolsey knows too well where he can find a pot of gold. Hint: not in the service to the interests of the US citizenry.
    , @SolontoCroesus

    One wonders what the hell these guys do all day. Eizenstat and Dean no doubt engage in make-work–talking about, worrying about, holding meetings about the Holocaust.

     

    Here's how Eiaenstat spends his free time when he's not fretting over the failure of USA to incinerate more Germans

    JPPI (The Jewish People Policy Institute), Action Strategies for the Jewish Future


    The Team Behind JPPI: Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat is co-chairman of JPPI's board and professional guiding council. . . his recent book published by JPPI, 21st Century Global Forces, Their Impact on the Jewish People, Israel and the US, were extremely well-received worldwide.
     
  9. [The federal bureaucracy has for many years included numerous American Jews in the upper level positions relating to national security, Middle East policy and counter-terrorism. Most are responsible individuals who are serious about their commitment to impartial government service.]

    I bet they are! The question is which government they are serving impartially.

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  10. Dear Mr Giraldi,

    Is there any greater terrorist act than defrauding the United States out of trillions of dollars to launch a war of aggression against millions of Innocent people who were not a threat to us?

    If there isn’t, then this” neocon cabal” and all its belligerent billionaire backers should be held to account for the catastrophic Iraq war, stand trial Nuremberg style and be remaindered to Guantanamo Bay for the duration of their lives….whatever assets they have should be seized by the treasury department and used to pay reparations and repair our Nations balance sheet .

    Once this has transpired we can all move forward in the knowledge and confidence that justice has been served..

    Any future wars the United States is forced to fight should meet all the criteria of self defense or be so authorized within the UN Security Counsel.

    Justice needs to be served !

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    • Replies: @AmericaFirstNow
    Well said! Pat Buchanan nailed it in his following 'Whose War? piece as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/whosewarac

    Buchanan mentioned the neocon 'Clean Break' and USS Liberty as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak

    Iraq and beyond in per Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan for the Mideast:

    http://tinyurl.com/yinonunfolding

    CIA's Mike Scheuer on Israel and Iraq war as terrorism motivation:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    Even Petraeus and CENTCOM warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

    Israel Lobby (to include the neocons pushing for Iran war next):

    http://tinyurl.com/aipacownedcongress

    More on Israel's deliberate attack on the USS Liberty:

    http://tinyurl.com/DayIsraelAttackedAmerica
    , @Rurik

    Is there any greater terrorist act than defrauding the United States out of trillions of dollars to launch a war of aggression against millions of Innocent people who were not a threat to us?

    If there isn’t, then this” neocon cabal” and all its belligerent billionaire backers should be held to account for the catastrophic Iraq war, stand trial Nuremberg style and be remaindered to Guantanamo Bay for the duration of their lives….whatever assets they have should be seized by the treasury department and used to pay reparations and repair our Nations balance sheet .

     

    yep

    but the Jews own the Fed

    and *poof*, there's trillion$ of federal reserve notes that they can hand to other Jews internationally- that we tax-paying Americans are forced to "pay back" (with interest) because the money the Jews are loaning to other Jews is now "our" money, that they're loaning to "us" on our behalf (it's a democracy after all). So it is our job (and our grandchildren's) to pay that money back plus interest. Since they were kind enough to loan "their" money to "us" in the first place. Whoo boy

    did anyone take a look at the charming men Mr. Giraldi mentions who run the Holocaust rackets in "our" capital?

    here's Stuart Eizenstat with his: "full staffs, first class travel expenses and additional funding. Foreign Service Executive Schedules top out at $203,700 plus benefits"

    http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.440131.1340347215!/image/2348698591.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_640/2348698591.jpg

    here's his book

    http://www.lupi.ch/ex/eizenstat.jpg

    this is what the NYT says about his book:

    As an American Jew, Eizenstat was upset by the Roosevelt administration's wartime denial of entry to Jewish refugees and its refusal to bomb Nazi train tracks leading to the death camps. He believed that like the Swiss bankers, German car manufacturers and Austrian art dealers, he needed to make amends for the sins of his nation. ''For me, this was not just another public policy challenge but a chance to help remove a cloud over the history of the United States,'' he writes in ''Imperfect Justice,'' a dense but readable memoir on his experiences negotiating the ''unfinished business'' of the Holocaust.
     
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/23/books/review/23POWERT.html
    , @Anonymous
    100% with you, and just adding a note: ALWAYS look behind the scenes to find the real motives. Ignore the talking heads who are nothing but dogs on a leash, and pay attention to writes his paycheck. Like the Wizard of Oz.
  11. @Anonymous
    I don't have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I'll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    You did choose not to back the US. This is the problem with all Israel-firsters in the US: they use the US as a host to devour it for the benefits of their fairy-tale abnormality in the Middle East. This fairy tale country (turning into a nightmare for the whole world) is populated mostly by the religious nuts and economic emigres from the former Soviet Union and it is ruled by the regular kind of politicians, the dirty opportunists.

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  12. @Cloak And Dagger
    What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/03/poll-shows-americans-now-oppose-iran-deal/

    It's a sad time for our country as we have been taken over by traitors and foreign actors, and no solution appears to be in sight.

    It is the same easily-bougth treasonous crop that cares not about the health of the US population and votes for the DARK ACT to prevent GMO labeling. Exhibit one is Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. http://wearechange.org/which-representatives-voted-for-the-dark-act/

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  13. @Orville H. Larson
    Piss on the lying former CIA Director James Woolsey. He's a neocon useful idiot.

    Until I read this, I never knew that there are high U.S. officials whose "jobs" are Holocaust-related: Special Adviser to the Secretary on Holocaust Issues Stuart Eizenstat, and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Nicholas Dean. And then there's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman.

    One wonders what the hell these guys do all day. Eizenstat and Dean no doubt engage in make-work--talking about, worrying about, holding meetings about the Holocaust. As regards Forman--well, he's probably on the lookout for any and all criticism of Israel. That's anti-Semitism, don't you know. . . .

    They take home hefty paychecks--$203,700 a year--plus full benefits, taxpayer-paid travel, etc. Nice work if you can get it.

    “… former CIA Director James Woolsey. He’s a neocon useful idiot.” For an idiot, Woolsey knows too well where he can find a pot of gold. Hint: not in the service to the interests of the US citizenry.

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    • Replies: @AmericaFirstNow
    Exactlv! More on Woolsey (who was and I assume still is associated with JINSA as well) as one can assume his law firm and the defense contractor he was associated with as well made millions from the neocon inspired Iraq war for Israel:

    http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Woolsey_James
  14. @Cloak And Dagger
    What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/03/poll-shows-americans-now-oppose-iran-deal/

    It's a sad time for our country as we have been taken over by traitors and foreign actors, and no solution appears to be in sight.

    You still don’t get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

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    • Disagree: Orville H. Larson
    • Replies: @5371
    "Faith of your fathers" is good. You really think most Christians' faith used to be centred on the belief that an ethnic state for the descendants of practitioners of Talmudic Judaism must be permitted to domineer in Palestine and Jerusalem in perpetuity?
    , @AmericaFirstNow
    Another apparent Christian evangelical follower of Hagee (or similar) who can be seen bloviating for Israel in following Dutch VPRO AIPAC documentary as fortunately not all Christians are such kooks:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98
    , @Bill Jones
    One more treasonous POS.
    , @Chris Mallory
    Sad that a part of the virgin bride of Christ is chasing after the unrepentant whore wife of the Father.
    , @Priss Factor
    "You still don’t get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised?"

    Because their leaders have been co-opted by Neocons and because they get their news from Jewish-controlled mass media.
    , @Seamus Padraig
    What you Hagee-ites call 'Christianity' I call Ziolatry. Having lost control of America, you people can't think of anything better to do than to transfer your allegiance to a pitiful Apartheid state that kills and oppresses any Arabs in its path, be they Christian, Druze or Moslem.

    Shameful and disgusting.

    , @Realist
    Thumpers unite! All praise Israel.
    , @Cloak And Dagger

    According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised?
     
    That is BS and you know it. The amount of money contributed by Evangelicals to the politicians is a drop in the bucket compared to that from the Israel Lobby - who got funded in part by money from our taxes that went to Israel. Stop using "Jew hatred" as a deflection.

    As for polls, they are manufactured to get the results they want. Read the article in Politico this morning about polls to see what I mean:

    Does the American public oppose the Iran deal?

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/public-polls-iran-nuclear-deal-support-oppose-120953.html#ixzz3hrY7UGW2

    You people are pathetic.
    , @Existential Confusion
    Just because you lizard brained dupes believe your sky god has ordered you to render our country, our selves and our children into whores for Israel, does not obligate the rest of us to join in your insanity. Idiots like you are the reason the separation of church and state phrase was put into the establishment and free exercise clause of the first amendment. Join hands with the rest of your Christian Taliban brethren and wait for the rapture, or better yet, go to your damn ”holy land” and defend it with your own lives, but leave the rest of us heathens out of it.
    , @Art
    “You folks who have fallen away from the faith”

    Jesus fell away from the Jews – they had him murdered – remember! They are doing it again. At every turn Jews in America fight Christianity. Do you have any idea what a fool you are – how the Jews use you – laugh at you – and hate you!

    Jesus said to “love your neighbor as you love yourself” – hardly a Jew trait.

    Jesus said to “love you enemy” – hardly a Jew trait.

    Jesus said “forgive them they know what they do” – hardly a Jew trait.

    Jesus said “blessed are the peacemakers” – hardly a Jew trait.

    There is a giant gulf between a true practicing Christian and all Zionist Jews. They are totally different people with a totally different mindsets.

    If you support Zionism and what they are doing in Palestine - you are not a practicing Christian - PERIOD.
    , @The Palestinian
    Americans and Israelis don't learn: they teach.The party in Israel will go on until the US finicial system collapses, and that is still a long ways off. There never have been two states and there never will. Nothing will change in this world if Israel goes back to being Palestine.
    , @bunga
    I interviewed Douglas Bloomfield, AIPAC’s former chief lobbyist. We talked about the organization’s effort to get new sanctions legislation through Congress despite the administration’s strong opposition and the legislation’s (Kirk-Menendez) clear violation of the JPOA’s terms. I concluded the resulting article, “Iran Sanctions Bill Big Test of Israel Lobby Power,” by quoting Bloomfield and another former AIPAC staffer, Keith Weissman-
    “For some observers, [AIPAC’s] opposition [to the JPOA] is difficult to understand, particularly because key members of the Israeli national security establishment have conspicuously declined to join Netanyahu in denouncing the Geneva deal.
    “I’m amazed that they’ve taken it this far,” said Keith Weissman, a former AIPAC specialist on Iran. “Bottom line is that if the Iranians comply with the terms of the deal – which it seems like they are doing so far, despite some internal resistance – they are further from breakout capacity [to produce a nuclear weapon] than they were before the deal.”
    But Douglas Bloomfield, a former senior AIPAC executive, suggested the motivation may be of a more practical nature. “It’s good for business,” he told IPS. “AIPAC has spent the last 20 years very, very effectively making a strong case against Iran, and Iran has been a great asset to them.”
    “They want to show they’re not going to give up on this; they’ve built a huge financial and political base on it. …Most of the Jewish groups and all of Congress have been on auto-pilot on Iran; nobody ever thought you might actually get a deal… In AIPAC’s case, they’re terrified they’re going to lose their major fund-raising appeal.” http://www.lobelog.com/follow-up-on-aipac-and-iran-deal/

    .Anti-Iran Deal Groups Backed by $145 Million-

    1 The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
    2 Anti-Defamation League
    3 The Israel Project
    4 The Foundation for Defense of Democracies
    5 Zionist Organization of America
    6 Republican Jewish Coalition
    7 United Against Nuclear Iran
    8 Emergency Committee for Israel
    http://www.lobelog.com/anti-iran-deal-groups-backed-by-100-million/

    AIPAC taking all but 3 freshmen Congresspeople to Israel in effort to sabotage Iran deal
    US Politics Ben Norton on August 3, 2015 -http://mondoweiss.net/
    , @KA
    Liberman called Hagee a Moses like figure . Hagee gets all the attention for the Zionist provide to them . No one came to the defense of Graham sr when Nixon tape emerged . He had to grovel at the feet of ADL for readmission in the reservation back. 100,000 email or letters did not pour out in his support .
    Hagee like most politicians are anti American who believe that unless US continues to support Israel ,God will punish US.
  15. @alexander
    Dear Mr Giraldi,

    Is there any greater terrorist act than defrauding the United States out of trillions of dollars to launch a war of aggression against millions of Innocent people who were not a threat to us?

    If there isn't, then this" neocon cabal" and all its belligerent billionaire backers should be held to account for the catastrophic Iraq war, stand trial Nuremberg style and be remaindered to Guantanamo Bay for the duration of their lives....whatever assets they have should be seized by the treasury department and used to pay reparations and repair our Nations balance sheet .

    Once this has transpired we can all move forward in the knowledge and confidence that justice has been served..

    Any future wars the United States is forced to fight should meet all the criteria of self defense or be so authorized within the UN Security Counsel.


    Justice needs to be served !

    Well said! Pat Buchanan nailed it in his following ‘Whose War? piece as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/whosewarac

    Buchanan mentioned the neocon ‘Clean Break’ and USS Liberty as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak

    Iraq and beyond in per Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan for the Mideast:

    http://tinyurl.com/yinonunfolding

    CIA’s Mike Scheuer on Israel and Iraq war as terrorism motivation:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    Even Petraeus and CENTCOM warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

    Israel Lobby (to include the neocons pushing for Iran war next):

    http://tinyurl.com/aipacownedcongress

    More on Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty:

    http://tinyurl.com/DayIsraelAttackedAmerica

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    • Replies: @alexander
    Cheers !
    , @Sure Thing
    Ward Boston's words:

    https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2007/06/09/insider-tells-the-truth-about-the-cover-up-of-the-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/

    'They lie about everything..'

    Those five guys whooping and hollering and high-fiveing after 9/11 who were arrested?

    Deported back to Israel as they were all Mossad.

    It is simply unbelievable the level of complicity existing at the very upper reaches of the American Establishment: this is treason folks.
  16. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    “Faith of your fathers” is good. You really think most Christians’ faith used to be centred on the belief that an ethnic state for the descendants of practitioners of Talmudic Judaism must be permitted to domineer in Palestine and Jerusalem in perpetuity?

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    Actually, this artificial state made to please "the descendants of practitioners of Talmudic Judaism" has become a nest for the former Soviets. See the former Moldovan felon Avigdor Lieberman, a fighter for ethnic purity in Israel
    http://www.redressonline.com/2013/04/why-russian-jews-are-right-wing-racists/
  17. @annamaria
    "... former CIA Director James Woolsey. He’s a neocon useful idiot." For an idiot, Woolsey knows too well where he can find a pot of gold. Hint: not in the service to the interests of the US citizenry.

    Exactlv! More on Woolsey (who was and I assume still is associated with JINSA as well) as one can assume his law firm and the defense contractor he was associated with as well made millions from the neocon inspired Iraq war for Israel:

    http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Woolsey_James

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  18. Another excellent article by Phil Giraldi which will be added to following links as well:

    US grants parole to jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/07/29/us-grants-parole-to-jailed-israeli-spy-jonathan-pollard/

    Netanyahu and Israel push to derail Iran Deal for Iran war:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/03/10/netanyahu-us-congress-hawks-want-to-torpedo-iran-nuclear-talks/

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    There is more to the Pollard story.
    "MSM avoids central Pollard question: Did Israel trade secrets to Soviets for emigres?"
    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/07/pollard-question-soviets
    Israel Lobby is insane by creating pariah out of Jews in the US. Letting Pollard go while hunting Assange and abusing John Kiriakou makes a show of treason among Israel-firsters. The arrogant, obnoxious imbeciles (sorry for the language).
  19. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    Another apparent Christian evangelical follower of Hagee (or similar) who can be seen bloviating for Israel in following Dutch VPRO AIPAC documentary as fortunately not all Christians are such kooks:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

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  20. @Anonymous
    I don't have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I'll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    Why is it necessary for the US to become involved in the myriad violent conflicts in the world? In addition to becoming involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict we have become involved in the ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and now in the Ukraine and we have become involved in more ethnic conflicts in the Middle East than I can keep track of – Arab vs. Israeli, Sunni vs. Shiite, Kurds vs. Turks, Alawaites vs. whoever the hell they are fighting etc. etc.. We are involved in ethnic conflicts in Afghanistan between tribal groups that few Americans even know exist. We even got involved a while back in a fight between Georgians and Ossetians over the control of South Ossetia! How many Americans had ever heard of South Ossetia before let alone could find it on a globe?

    Involvement in all these conflicts has no benefits for the American people but imposes heavy costs on them. Yet Americans allow themselves to be manipulated into them by special interests.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    The involvement benefits plutocracy big ways. Hegemon means unipolar world. Read Wolfowitz Doctrine.
    , @AmericaFirstNow
    Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan for Mideast:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2014/07/13/the-unfolding-of-yinons-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east-the-crisis-in-iraq-and-the-centrality-of-the-national-interest-of-israel/

    Israel Lobby Pushes for US Action Against the Syrian Government (to weaken Iran):

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/02/12/israel-lobby-pushes-for-us-action-against-the-syrian-government/

    Same neocons after Russia as well:

    US has a Zionist PNAC ‘neocon agenda’ in Ukraine vs Russia:


    http://america-hijacked.com/2014/02/24/us-has-neocon-agenda-in-ukraine-russia-analyst/
  21. The deal with Iran should be opposed for one reason that has nothing whatsoever to do with Israeli-Neocon conspiracy theory. And the reason is that nobody on our side knows what is in it along with the two secret side deals agreed to between Iran and International Atomic Energy Commission.

    If the deal is kept secret from you, then you can be dead certain it’s bad for you.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    The problem with opposing it is what is the alternative? More years of sanctions where the rest of the world is getting sick of having to cow-tow to our government. Countries are starting to decide they just won't go along any more. Iran is already getting into bed with China and Russia. Soon there won't be any leverage and Iran will be free to do what it wants anyway.

    Are you willing to go to war with Iran? It is not worth it. Israel surely won't even with all Bibi's bluster.
    , @Divine Right
    "And the reason is that nobody on our side knows what is in it along with the two secret side deals agreed to between Iran and International Atomic Energy Commission."

    That's completely false. Only a few of those provisions are classified from the public, likely due to the sensitive nature of the situation. That's not surprising at all. You're quoting propaganda from neocon outlets like the Washington Free Beacon. Our side is aware of all of the provisions. In any case, the IAEA is run by an American-backed Japanese stooge. We know exactly what's going on.
  22. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    One more treasonous POS.

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  23. @AmericaFirstNow
    Well said! Pat Buchanan nailed it in his following 'Whose War? piece as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/whosewarac

    Buchanan mentioned the neocon 'Clean Break' and USS Liberty as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak

    Iraq and beyond in per Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan for the Mideast:

    http://tinyurl.com/yinonunfolding

    CIA's Mike Scheuer on Israel and Iraq war as terrorism motivation:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    Even Petraeus and CENTCOM warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

    Israel Lobby (to include the neocons pushing for Iran war next):

    http://tinyurl.com/aipacownedcongress

    More on Israel's deliberate attack on the USS Liberty:

    http://tinyurl.com/DayIsraelAttackedAmerica

    Cheers !

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  24. I’ll go on reading Al Jazeera, which compared to the demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi looks like a Zionist press agency run by Jews (but maybe Mr. Giraldi genuinely believes that this is the case). It is highly regrettable that in the landscape of dominant left-leaning journalism, articles such as the above will chase away sane conservatives, otherwise attracted by brilliant contributors (like Razib Khan) posting here .

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    Poll Shows Americans Now Oppose Iran Deal
    Media Campaigns Have Killed Strong Majority Support for Pact
    by Jason Ditz, August 03, 2015
    www.antiwar.com


    This is from the same old play book used against Saddam. Iraq. war supported by overwhelming Americans !!
    Who says one can't dupe one already duped ! Actually experiences help. Zionist will point to the support for the deal among Jews. But its the common Christian White Americans who want to kill Iranians and who want to sanction,they will insist.

    Leftist shitheads will try to explain in RT and on MSNBC why Americans are so stupid and so much invested in war ! They will in next breath will buy Israeli talking heads opinion how Muslim fanaticism still a threat !

    , @5371
    Not unexpected that a concern troll should choose the egregious "Razib" to fluff.
    , @Wally
    antisemtitism:

    any thought or person that a Jew doesn't like
    , @Words Like Mine Led To Auschwitz

    I’ll go on reading Al Jazeera
     
    Please do that and spare us your attention.

    demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi
     
    Any person who hasn't been accused of the noble and humanitarian act of anti-Semitism is morally worthless, at least in a sane and healthy universe.

    chase away sane conservatives
     
    A sneaky Jew infiltrator has no ethnic, historic and moral right to set the boundary of acceptable discourse of Goyim of any political stance.

    By the way, I find your stealing an Anglo-Saxon online surname as particularly hilarious.
    , @Realist
    ",,,sane conservatives,..."

    I take it those are the bootlickers for Zionism.
  25. “I don’t have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.”

    The article is not about “choosing” anything, dimwit. It is about the zionist takeover of the USA and the using of America to help achieve the sick dreams of zionist Jews.

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  26. @jean le baptiste
    "Normal relations with Iran" my @ss. Another desert dweller's screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.

    Another desert dweller’s screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.

    He wasn’t quoting Netanyahu.

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  27. @Attila Smith
    I'll go on reading Al Jazeera, which compared to the demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi looks like a Zionist press agency run by Jews (but maybe Mr. Giraldi genuinely believes that this is the case). It is highly regrettable that in the landscape of dominant left-leaning journalism, articles such as the above will chase away sane conservatives, otherwise attracted by brilliant contributors (like Razib Khan) posting here .

    Poll Shows Americans Now Oppose Iran Deal
    Media Campaigns Have Killed Strong Majority Support for Pact
    by Jason Ditz, August 03, 2015
    http://www.antiwar.com

    This is from the same old play book used against Saddam. Iraq. war supported by overwhelming Americans !!
    Who says one can’t dupe one already duped ! Actually experiences help. Zionist will point to the support for the deal among Jews. But its the common Christian White Americans who want to kill Iranians and who want to sanction,they will insist.

    Leftist shitheads will try to explain in RT and on MSNBC why Americans are so stupid and so much invested in war ! They will in next breath will buy Israeli talking heads opinion how Muslim fanaticism still a threat !

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    • Replies: @AmericaFirstNow
    See the links at http://tinyurl.com/AIPACownedCongress for more about Sheldon Adelson, AIPAC and similar behind the media campaign! See links at http://tinyurl.com/jewishmediadomination for who is control/influence of US media as well! Can also see youtube at http://tinyurl.com/zionisttrick for what former Israeli minister conveyed about power/influence of Jews in US and how the anti-Semitic trick is used to suppress any criticism of Israel!
  28. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    Sad that a part of the virgin bride of Christ is chasing after the unrepentant whore wife of the Father.

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    • Replies: @Hibernian
    "the unrepentant whore wife of the Father."

    Mr.Mallory, this appears to be a reference to the Jewish people in OT times, and during Jesus' ministry on Earth, and their sins. Is this particular imagery used in Scripture? If so, where?
  29. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @EdwardM
    One quibble with the article: ". . . depicting the Iranians as suicidal religious fanatics, liars and thieves, terrorists and, of course, Jew haters who also run around chanting 'Death to America.'"

    But the Iranian regime is all of these things (with the possible exception of suicidal).

    Couldn't it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media -- yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests? Couldn't it also be simultaneously true that the feckless Obama administration has been outmaneuvered with likely disastrous effect for the civilized world?

    All sides of the debate on the Iranian "deal" seem to talk past each other.

    “Couldn’t it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media — yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests?”

    Netan and co. are just as deranged. So, how about giving Israel the Iran-treatment as well?

    And if US leaders are so sane, why did they cause all that havoc in the Middle East and Ukraine?

    Iranian leaders are bad but no worse than Zionist and American leaders.

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    • Replies: @Frank Messmann
    Iran has not attacked anyone in about 225 years. We supported Hussein's attack against Iran which included killing thousands of people with poison gas.
  30. @Anonymous
    I don't have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I'll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    {“I don’t have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.”}

    The article is about Iran: when you equate Iran with “throat slitters” you definitely show you _do_ have a horse in this race, and you yourself should put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    By “throat slitters” you presumably mean ISIS.
    Iran is the most effective force in the region that can take on and wipe out ISIS if Turkey, US, Saudi Arabia, UK, France,….possibly Israel, stop supporting the “throat cutters” with money, training, logistics, intelligence, etc.

    Israel murdered 34 Americans on USS Liberty and wounded 171.
    Israel murdered, by crushing her to death, American Rachel Corrie.
    Israel planted a spy, Pollard, to steal American intelligence: he caused irreparable damage to US.
    Put those in your crack pipe too and smoke it.

    And you can take Israel: I’ll take America (..not the foreign, Neocon infested foreign policy apparatus: the real America).

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    • Replies: @Realist
    Well said.;
    , @AmericaFirstNow
    Israel lobby influenced (owned) Congress pushes to derail Iran deal for Iran war:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/03/10/netanyahu-us-congress-hawks-want-to-torpedo-iran-nuclear-talks/

    Netanyahu pushing Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan for Mideast vs Iran:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2014/07/13/the-unfolding-of-yinons-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east-the-crisis-in-iraq-and-the-centrality-of-the-national-interest-of-israel/

    Israel Lobby Pushes for US Action Against the Syrian Government (to weaken Iran)

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/02/12/israel-lobby-pushes-for-us-action-against-the-syrian-government/

    US grants parole to jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/07/29/us-grants-parole-to-jailed-israeli-spy-jonathan-pollard/

    Look what Admiral Thomas Moorer (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) had to say during an interview!:

    “I’ve never seen a President — I don’t care who he is — stand up to them. 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 these 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 H. Moorer, US Navy & Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff during interview on 24 August 1983

    Above appears at following link:

    John McCain Praises Father’s Whitewashing of Israel’s Attack on the USS LIBERTY!
    :

    http://america-hijacked.com/2011/09/02/john-mccain-praises-fathers-whitewashing-of-israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/

    Also scroll to George Washington's 'Farewell Address' warning via link at bottom of http://astandforjustice.org

  31. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    “You still don’t get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised?”

    Because their leaders have been co-opted by Neocons and because they get their news from Jewish-controlled mass media.

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    Zionists have been trying to destroy Christianity since Jews were emancipated in Europe.

    Iran has absorbed zionist blows to their spiritual, social body for an even longer time -- 3000 years or so -- as Bibi himself reminds the world, starting with Esther (Gilad Atzmon calls Esther the 'model zionist') the Israelish lobby has been trying to kill Iranians.

    In USA the 1-2 punch of zionist-financed Cyrus Scofield who used footnotes to re-write the bible. The Scofield bible was seeded in major Protestant seminaries and the teachers of the young ended up doing the work of zionist propagandists for them.

    (A similar process takes place in US taxpayer funded public schools where ADL- and US holocaust museum- crafted holocaust "education" programs are taught to the children of the American people. Same devious scheme: use the stupid goy and their own money to brainwash our own children with the holocaust fantasy -- see Steve Sailer's post, Epigenetics of holocaust (or, is brainwashing hereditary? Mike Evans, below, offers programs in how to "turn your pain into gain -- victory over your abusive past". ). )

    #2 punch was/is delivered by Rabbi Yechial Eckstein who runs the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

    Mike Evans runs a similar project, geared to getting Christians to donate to support Jewish settlements in Israel. Evans is a crypto-convert from Jewish to Christian -- we should call them swingers. http://jerusalemprayerteam.org

    David Horowitz http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org runs a similar scam; his specialty is brainwashing America's university students and enforcing the zionist narrative on US college campuses.

  32. @Attila Smith
    I'll go on reading Al Jazeera, which compared to the demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi looks like a Zionist press agency run by Jews (but maybe Mr. Giraldi genuinely believes that this is the case). It is highly regrettable that in the landscape of dominant left-leaning journalism, articles such as the above will chase away sane conservatives, otherwise attracted by brilliant contributors (like Razib Khan) posting here .

    Not unexpected that a concern troll should choose the egregious “Razib” to fluff.

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    "...choose the egregious 'Razib' to fluff."

    And there it is again: back to the porn/hentai metaphors.

    Oh, well -- at least you're not fixating on masturbating children this time. That's at least some progress.

  33. @5371
    "Faith of your fathers" is good. You really think most Christians' faith used to be centred on the belief that an ethnic state for the descendants of practitioners of Talmudic Judaism must be permitted to domineer in Palestine and Jerusalem in perpetuity?

    Actually, this artificial state made to please “the descendants of practitioners of Talmudic Judaism” has become a nest for the former Soviets. See the former Moldovan felon Avigdor Lieberman, a fighter for ethnic purity in Israel

    http://www.redressonline.com/2013/04/why-russian-jews-are-right-wing-racists/

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  34. @jean le baptiste
    "Normal relations with Iran" my @ss. Another desert dweller's screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.

    In fact Iran’s terrain is dominated by mountain ranges — the Alborz and Zagros — almost as much as by desert.

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  35. @EdwardM
    One quibble with the article: ". . . depicting the Iranians as suicidal religious fanatics, liars and thieves, terrorists and, of course, Jew haters who also run around chanting 'Death to America.'"

    But the Iranian regime is all of these things (with the possible exception of suicidal).

    Couldn't it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media -- yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests? Couldn't it also be simultaneously true that the feckless Obama administration has been outmaneuvered with likely disastrous effect for the civilized world?

    All sides of the debate on the Iranian "deal" seem to talk past each other.

    {“ But the Iranian regime is all of these things”}

    No it isn’t.
    And that description surely applies to Israel’s leaders quite well, since its founding.
    Menachim Begin _was_ a terrorist, was he not ?
    Yitzhak Shamir _was_ a terrorist, was he not ?
    How many others ?

    Religious fanatics:
    {“Friedman, who today travels the country as a Chabad
    speaker, showed a less warm and cuddly side when he was asked how he thinks Jews should treat their Arab neighbors. “The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle),” Friedman wrote in response to the question posed by Moment Magazine for its “Ask the Rabbis” feature.”} (Israeli Rabbi Manis Friedman, Haaretz)

    “Kill…women and children”.
    Sure sounds like a religious fanatic.

    Liars and thieves:
    Israel routinely lies to US and routinely steals technology and secrets from US.
    US being the one country in the world on whose support and goodwill Israel relies for its very survival.
    Israeli leaders: liars, thieves, and ingrates.

    Terrorists:
    We already covered that, but again, what do you call, for example, Israel murdering Iranian civilian professors, just because they happen to be nuclear physics professors ?
    “Terrorist” sounds about right.

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  36. @AmericaFirstNow
    Another excellent article by Phil Giraldi which will be added to following links as well:

    US grants parole to jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard:


    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/07/29/us-grants-parole-to-jailed-israeli-spy-jonathan-pollard/

    Netanyahu and Israel push to derail Iran Deal for Iran war:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/03/10/netanyahu-us-congress-hawks-want-to-torpedo-iran-nuclear-talks/

    There is more to the Pollard story.
    “MSM avoids central Pollard question: Did Israel trade secrets to Soviets for emigres?”

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/07/pollard-question-soviets

    Israel Lobby is insane by creating pariah out of Jews in the US. Letting Pollard go while hunting Assange and abusing John Kiriakou makes a show of treason among Israel-firsters. The arrogant, obnoxious imbeciles (sorry for the language).

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    • Replies: @AmericaFirstNow
    Mondoweiss link added to following URL as well:

    US grants parole to jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/07/29/us-grants-parole-to-jailed-israeli-spy-jonathan-pollard/
  37. @Jim
    Why is it necessary for the US to become involved in the myriad violent conflicts in the world? In addition to becoming involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict we have become involved in the ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and now in the Ukraine and we have become involved in more ethnic conflicts in the Middle East than I can keep track of - Arab vs. Israeli, Sunni vs. Shiite, Kurds vs. Turks, Alawaites vs. whoever the hell they are fighting etc. etc.. We are involved in ethnic conflicts in Afghanistan between tribal groups that few Americans even know exist. We even got involved a while back in a fight between Georgians and Ossetians over the control of South Ossetia! How many Americans had ever heard of South Ossetia before let alone could find it on a globe?

    Involvement in all these conflicts has no benefits for the American people but imposes heavy costs on them. Yet Americans allow themselves to be manipulated into them by special interests.

    The involvement benefits plutocracy big ways. Hegemon means unipolar world. Read Wolfowitz Doctrine.

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  38. “The Congressmen who are hesitating should remember who has elected them and who pays them.”

    The goyim in the US are to stupid to know or care. The one who pays them are the rich Zionists. This is what happens when a country allows their politicians to be bought and paid for.

    “Every American who has diligently paid into the Medicare trust fund should find the proposal for special benefits based on religion offensive in the extreme.”

    You more than once referred to Jewishness as a religion. Being Jewish first and foremost is a matter of genetics or ethnicity. Many Jews are atheists.

    Israel should be forced to sign the NPT!

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus

    Israel should be forced to sign the NPT!
     
    Congressmen should be forced to read the frickin' NonProliferation Treaty! It's not that complicated, even for a congresscreep.

    Then they should be forced to make themselves aware that in 1995 the states of the Middle East, including Egypt, KSA and Iran, were promised that if they agreed to the extension of the NPT (period ratification was part of the original agreement), in exchange a conference would be convened to discuss making the entire ME region a nuclear-free zone.

    Israel's nukes were to be on the table at that conference.

    Such a conference has yet to be held. Egyptian Delegation Walks Out of NPT PrepCom Meeting Over Failure to Convene Middle East WMD Summit

    oh but by the way -- "Iran cannot be trusted"
    , @Realist
    The goyim in the US are to stupid...". Should read...too stupid...
  39. “I as an Italian American”

    Jews and Italians have historically gotten along very well in the U.S.

    They tend to live in the same neighborhoods. Their kids go to the same schools. They do business together. They even intermarry a lot.

    Italy has protected its Jewish community over the years and Italy and Israel have very good relations.

    I’m surprised to read such vicious and overt anti-semitism coming out of an Italian American.

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    As an Italian American whose parents were forced to abandon their farm in Italy due to war engineered by zionists, Churchill and FDR ( I'm experiencing inherited trauma! I need help! You need to pay for it!), I am sick of hearing Jews belly-ache about antisemitism.

    Stow it Sherman.

    What have Jews done for Italy lately?

    Dr. Giraldi packed a lot of inconvenient truths into this article. If it strikes you as "vicious and overtly antisemitic," maybe a trip to the nearest local mirror is in order; maybe a fact-checker will mitigate the disquieting effect; maybe you have been lied to all your life just as most of us have, and as Jeremy ben Ami said to his children's Hebrew school teacher, "we should tell our children the truth, otherwise there will be resentment."
    , @JoaoAlfaiate
    "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

    Orwell
  40. @Priss Factor
    "You still don’t get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised?"

    Because their leaders have been co-opted by Neocons and because they get their news from Jewish-controlled mass media.

    Zionists have been trying to destroy Christianity since Jews were emancipated in Europe.

    Iran has absorbed zionist blows to their spiritual, social body for an even longer time — 3000 years or so — as Bibi himself reminds the world, starting with Esther (Gilad Atzmon calls Esther the ‘model zionist’) the Israelish lobby has been trying to kill Iranians.

    In USA the 1-2 punch of zionist-financed Cyrus Scofield who used footnotes to re-write the bible. The Scofield bible was seeded in major Protestant seminaries and the teachers of the young ended up doing the work of zionist propagandists for them.

    (A similar process takes place in US taxpayer funded public schools where ADL- and US holocaust museum- crafted holocaust “education” programs are taught to the children of the American people. Same devious scheme: use the stupid goy and their own money to brainwash our own children with the holocaust fantasy — see Steve Sailer’s post, Epigenetics of holocaust (or, is brainwashing hereditary? Mike Evans, below, offers programs in how to “turn your pain into gain — victory over your abusive past”. ). )

    #2 punch was/is delivered by Rabbi Yechial Eckstein who runs the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

    Mike Evans runs a similar project, geared to getting Christians to donate to support Jewish settlements in Israel. Evans is a crypto-convert from Jewish to Christian — we should call them swingers. http://jerusalemprayerteam.org

    David Horowitz http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org runs a similar scam; his specialty is brainwashing America’s university students and enforcing the zionist narrative on US college campuses.

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    • Replies: @schmenz
    It is interesting that one of Horowitz's stooges is Robert Spencer, the ignoramus who heads "Jihad Watch". I simply cannot imagine who finances Mr Spencer.....well, yes, I can.
  41. Rejection of the Iran accord by Congress will mostly degrade the USA’s standing in the world and harm it economically because the five partners will then proceed to go their own way with Iran – particularly Russia and China. It won’t change Europeans’ opinion that “America is run by the Jews” because that has long been their common belief but it will enhance this realization among Americans; already strong but largely unstated and suppressed.

    Once Americans perceive that their rulers’ blind devotion to Israel is actually harming them personally there will be a backlash. However it is quite possible that the media and the opinion polls will still be able to divert and contain it: for a while, anyway.

    There are certainly parallels in the US now with what happened in Germany in the lead-up to the Second World War.

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  42. Anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonymous
    I don't have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I'll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    That’s not the way former CIA Bin Laden unit head Mike Scheuer sees it:

    9/11 Motive & Media Betrayal:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    CIA’s Mike Scheuer tells Congress to Dump Israel:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ

    Petraeus & CENTCOM also warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

    Israel murdered sailors and marines on USS Liberty too:

    http://tinyurl.com/DayIsraelAttackedAmerica

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  43. @Realist
    "The Congressmen who are hesitating should remember who has elected them and who pays them."

    The goyim in the US are to stupid to know or care. The one who pays them are the rich Zionists. This is what happens when a country allows their politicians to be bought and paid for.


    "Every American who has diligently paid into the Medicare trust fund should find the proposal for special benefits based on religion offensive in the extreme."

    You more than once referred to Jewishness as a religion. Being Jewish first and foremost is a matter of genetics or ethnicity. Many Jews are atheists.

    Israel should be forced to sign the NPT!

    Israel should be forced to sign the NPT!

    Congressmen should be forced to read the frickin’ NonProliferation Treaty! It’s not that complicated, even for a congresscreep.

    Then they should be forced to make themselves aware that in 1995 the states of the Middle East, including Egypt, KSA and Iran, were promised that if they agreed to the extension of the NPT (period ratification was part of the original agreement), in exchange a conference would be convened to discuss making the entire ME region a nuclear-free zone.

    Israel’s nukes were to be on the table at that conference.

    Such a conference has yet to be held. Egyptian Delegation Walks Out of NPT PrepCom Meeting Over Failure to Convene Middle East WMD Summit

    oh but by the way — “Iran cannot be trusted”

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  44. @Realist
    "The Congressmen who are hesitating should remember who has elected them and who pays them."

    The goyim in the US are to stupid to know or care. The one who pays them are the rich Zionists. This is what happens when a country allows their politicians to be bought and paid for.


    "Every American who has diligently paid into the Medicare trust fund should find the proposal for special benefits based on religion offensive in the extreme."

    You more than once referred to Jewishness as a religion. Being Jewish first and foremost is a matter of genetics or ethnicity. Many Jews are atheists.

    Israel should be forced to sign the NPT!

    The goyim in the US are to stupid…”. Should read…too stupid…

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  45. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    What you Hagee-ites call ‘Christianity’ I call Ziolatry. Having lost control of America, you people can’t think of anything better to do than to transfer your allegiance to a pitiful Apartheid state that kills and oppresses any Arabs in its path, be they Christian, Druze or Moslem.

    Shameful and disgusting.

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  46. @jean le baptiste
    "Normal relations with Iran" my @ss. Another desert dweller's screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.

    Hey, boy I haven’t seen you in these here parts….are you a troll?

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    • Replies: @jack
    He's an Israeli troll specializing in philoSemetic servility.
  47. @Avery
    {"I don’t have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it."}

    The article is about Iran: when you equate Iran with "throat slitters" you definitely show you _do_ have a horse in this race, and you yourself should put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    By "throat slitters" you presumably mean ISIS.
    Iran is the most effective force in the region that can take on and wipe out ISIS if Turkey, US, Saudi Arabia, UK, France,....possibly Israel, stop supporting the "throat cutters" with money, training, logistics, intelligence, etc.

    Israel murdered 34 Americans on USS Liberty and wounded 171.
    Israel murdered, by crushing her to death, American Rachel Corrie.
    Israel planted a spy, Pollard, to steal American intelligence: he caused irreparable damage to US.
    Put those in your crack pipe too and smoke it.

    And you can take Israel: I'll take America (..not the foreign, Neocon infested foreign policy apparatus: the real America).

    Well said.;

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  48. @Sherman
    "I as an Italian American"

    Jews and Italians have historically gotten along very well in the U.S.

    They tend to live in the same neighborhoods. Their kids go to the same schools. They do business together. They even intermarry a lot.

    Italy has protected its Jewish community over the years and Italy and Israel have very good relations.

    I'm surprised to read such vicious and overt anti-semitism coming out of an Italian American.

    As an Italian American whose parents were forced to abandon their farm in Italy due to war engineered by zionists, Churchill and FDR ( I’m experiencing inherited trauma! I need help! You need to pay for it!), I am sick of hearing Jews belly-ache about antisemitism.

    Stow it Sherman.

    What have Jews done for Italy lately?

    Dr. Giraldi packed a lot of inconvenient truths into this article. If it strikes you as “vicious and overtly antisemitic,” maybe a trip to the nearest local mirror is in order; maybe a fact-checker will mitigate the disquieting effect; maybe you have been lied to all your life just as most of us have, and as Jeremy ben Ami said to his children’s Hebrew school teacher, “we should tell our children the truth, otherwise there will be resentment.”

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  49. @The Grate Deign
    The deal with Iran should be opposed for one reason that has nothing whatsoever to do with Israeli-Neocon conspiracy theory. And the reason is that nobody on our side knows what is in it along with the two secret side deals agreed to between Iran and International Atomic Energy Commission.

    If the deal is kept secret from you, then you can be dead certain it's bad for you.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    The problem with opposing it is what is the alternative? More years of sanctions where the rest of the world is getting sick of having to cow-tow to our government. Countries are starting to decide they just won’t go along any more. Iran is already getting into bed with China and Russia. Soon there won’t be any leverage and Iran will be free to do what it wants anyway.

    Are you willing to go to war with Iran? It is not worth it. Israel surely won’t even with all Bibi’s bluster.

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    It is basic horse sense not to sign contracts you haven't read, MarkinLA.

    And my objection has nothing to do with "Bibi," nor is it a reaction to the marked anti-Israeli sentiments expressed by some of the commenters here at Unz. It's simply the fact that we have no idea what our "leaders" are agreeing to. That alone is sufficient reason to reject the whole thing. Again, you don't sign what you haven't read.

    Serious question: Why does their information blackout seem to comfort you about what Kerry and the denizens of Foggy Bottom have agreed upon with the Iranians? What would their recent track record in Libya and Syria suggest about the prospects for success?

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign
    , @Karl
    [Stop playing "sock-puppet" games. Pick a handle. Stick with it. Otherwise don't be too surprised if your future comments are summarily trashed.]

    >> where the rest of the world is getting sick of having to cow-tow to our government

    Some countries don't like that USA has hegemonous control over the quality of tomatos on the shelf..... and they are very vocal about it!


    But: these countries can't seem to get their act together to grow their own tomatos in their own garden.


    We recall the Arabic saying: "the dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on"
  50. @Sherman
    "I as an Italian American"

    Jews and Italians have historically gotten along very well in the U.S.

    They tend to live in the same neighborhoods. Their kids go to the same schools. They do business together. They even intermarry a lot.

    Italy has protected its Jewish community over the years and Italy and Israel have very good relations.

    I'm surprised to read such vicious and overt anti-semitism coming out of an Italian American.

    “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

    Orwell

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  51. @Cloak And Dagger
    What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/03/poll-shows-americans-now-oppose-iran-deal/

    It's a sad time for our country as we have been taken over by traitors and foreign actors, and no solution appears to be in sight.

    “What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!”

    Stupidity reigns supreme in this country.

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    It is not stupidity (well, maybe partly) - it is manipulation The polls are rigged to get the answers they want and as Phil says, false equivalencies in the media are engineered to believe that the opponents have a reasonable ground to debate from. Check oout the Politico article in my above post.

    It is time to burn Washington to the ground and start over.

  52. I don’t know if you can hear me, Phil? But I am doing my best rendition of Aaron Neville. On second thought, probably a good thing that you can’t hear me.

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  53. @geokat62
    I don't know if you can hear me, Phil? But I am doing my best rendition of Aaron Neville. On second thought, probably a good thing that you can't hear me.

    Thanks Geo – I hear you!

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  54. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    Thumpers unite! All praise Israel.

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  55. @EdwardM
    One quibble with the article: ". . . depicting the Iranians as suicidal religious fanatics, liars and thieves, terrorists and, of course, Jew haters who also run around chanting 'Death to America.'"

    But the Iranian regime is all of these things (with the possible exception of suicidal).

    Couldn't it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media -- yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests? Couldn't it also be simultaneously true that the feckless Obama administration has been outmaneuvered with likely disastrous effect for the civilized world?

    All sides of the debate on the Iranian "deal" seem to talk past each other.

    Couldn’t it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media

    Truth is the mind’s assent to reality.

    One tests the truth-value of a claim by matching it the facts and evidence objectively observed and logically analyzed.

    That Jews have a “disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media” istrue without a doubt.

    Only questions are why has it been a career-ender for an American to stand up and say so;

    Why have agents for Israel not been forced to register as foreign agents;

    Why are US Congresspersons not prosecuted for dealing with unregistered foreign agents?

    yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests?

    Firstly, test your assertions against the facts and evidence, EdwardM, don’t just megaphone the latest iteration of 4-minute men.

    Second, have you stopped to think about this statement — “Iran’s values are opposite to ours”?
    Is Iran imposing its values on the USA, or is the opposite the case?
    By what right?

    The United Nations Charter, Article 2, 7, specifically proscribes interference with the domestic matters of a sovereign state:

    Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter.

    In words of one syllable, it is none of “our” g-ddamn business what Iran’s “values” are as they work to form their nation according to their preferences.

    As to this point, EdwardM — [Iran] represent[s] a major threat to our interests — be specific: precisely what interests of the US is Iran “threatening?”

    Are they legitimate interests?

    Is the situation as you portray it to be, or is the situation actually that Iran is defending its own legitimate interests in its sovereign territory, into which the USA & others are aggressing?

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  56. The reason why Jewish ‘leaders’ and oligarchs in the USA are politically to the right of the Likud is not only because of their reception whenever they visit Israel – in which their Israeli handlers pretend to think they are gods and deny them nothing (while secretly smirking behind their backs) – it is because these people have a terrible inferiority complex at not being a real Israeli citizen but, instead, live in the cushy diaspora. This is skillfully utilized and subtly reinforced by these same handlers so that their charges over-compensate with ludicrously pro-Zionist outpourings.

    When nice young Israeli men come to America in search of a wife, they make their superiority and contempt pretty obvious – and the families usually compete for his favors with furious boot-licking.

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  57. @jean le baptiste
    "Normal relations with Iran" my @ss. Another desert dweller's screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.

    You are definitely no baptist and definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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  58. @Attila Smith
    I'll go on reading Al Jazeera, which compared to the demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi looks like a Zionist press agency run by Jews (but maybe Mr. Giraldi genuinely believes that this is the case). It is highly regrettable that in the landscape of dominant left-leaning journalism, articles such as the above will chase away sane conservatives, otherwise attracted by brilliant contributors (like Razib Khan) posting here .

    antisemtitism:

    any thought or person that a Jew doesn’t like

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    Check this out folks - during this month's congressional recess fifty freshman congressmen are being flown to Israel on AIPAC's dime to be briefed by the Israeli government on the Iran deal. Excuse me, but people should be outraged by this yet it hasn't even appeared anywhere in the mainstream media.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/freshmen-congresspeople-sabotage

    And Bibi is appealing directly to American Jews to have them actively oppose the agreement.

    http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.668969

  59. @Wally
    antisemtitism:

    any thought or person that a Jew doesn't like

    Check this out folks – during this month’s congressional recess fifty freshman congressmen are being flown to Israel on AIPAC’s dime to be briefed by the Israeli government on the Iran deal. Excuse me, but people should be outraged by this yet it hasn’t even appeared anywhere in the mainstream media.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/freshmen-congresspeople-sabotage

    And Bibi is appealing directly to American Jews to have them actively oppose the agreement.

    http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.668969

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    ...?fifty freshman congressmen are being flown to Israel on AIPAC’s dime (emphasis added)
     
    Phil, with the billions paid in annual tribute to Israel, I think it's more accurate to say "on the USA (United Suckers of America) taxpayers' dime"!
    , @AmericaFirstNow
    Will add to following link as well:

    Israel lobby influenced (owned) Congress pushes to derail Iran deal for Iran war:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/03/10/netanyahu-us-congress-hawks-want-to-torpedo-iran-nuclear-talks/
    , @KA
    "Don’t succumb to “political concerns,” he told the Congress, in implicit reference to the power of the Israel lobby, the millions marshaled by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC. And he boldly defined an American national interest that is different from the Israeli one. Israel is the only country in the world that is against this deal, he said. Europe and the Security Council are behind it all the way. And while Benjamin Netanyahu is completely “sincere” in his opposition, Obama said, “As president of the United States, it would be an abrogation of my constitutional duty” to defer to Israel’s wishes on this matter.

    - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/americans-abrogation-constitutional#sthash.i5hA8ho2.dpuf


    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.
    If Obama did it in 2009 or 2011 , he would have been defeated by the issue of " birth certificate" like Bush was for " tax increase " .
  60. @alexander
    Dear Mr Giraldi,

    Is there any greater terrorist act than defrauding the United States out of trillions of dollars to launch a war of aggression against millions of Innocent people who were not a threat to us?

    If there isn't, then this" neocon cabal" and all its belligerent billionaire backers should be held to account for the catastrophic Iraq war, stand trial Nuremberg style and be remaindered to Guantanamo Bay for the duration of their lives....whatever assets they have should be seized by the treasury department and used to pay reparations and repair our Nations balance sheet .

    Once this has transpired we can all move forward in the knowledge and confidence that justice has been served..

    Any future wars the United States is forced to fight should meet all the criteria of self defense or be so authorized within the UN Security Counsel.


    Justice needs to be served !

    Is there any greater terrorist act than defrauding the United States out of trillions of dollars to launch a war of aggression against millions of Innocent people who were not a threat to us?

    If there isn’t, then this” neocon cabal” and all its belligerent billionaire backers should be held to account for the catastrophic Iraq war, stand trial Nuremberg style and be remaindered to Guantanamo Bay for the duration of their lives….whatever assets they have should be seized by the treasury department and used to pay reparations and repair our Nations balance sheet .

    yep

    but the Jews own the Fed

    and *poof*, there’s trillion$ of federal reserve notes that they can hand to other Jews internationally- that we tax-paying Americans are forced to “pay back” (with interest) because the money the Jews are loaning to other Jews is now “our” money, that they’re loaning to “us” on our behalf (it’s a democracy after all). So it is our job (and our grandchildren’s) to pay that money back plus interest. Since they were kind enough to loan “their” money to “us” in the first place. Whoo boy

    did anyone take a look at the charming men Mr. Giraldi mentions who run the Holocaust rackets in “our” capital?

    here’s Stuart Eizenstat with his: “full staffs, first class travel expenses and additional funding. Foreign Service Executive Schedules top out at $203,700 plus benefits”

    http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.440131.1340347215!/image/2348698591.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_640/2348698591.jpg

    here’s his book

    http://www.lupi.ch/ex/eizenstat.jpg

    this is what the NYT says about his book:

    As an American Jew, Eizenstat was upset by the Roosevelt administration’s wartime denial of entry to Jewish refugees and its refusal to bomb Nazi train tracks leading to the death camps. He believed that like the Swiss bankers, German car manufacturers and Austrian art dealers, he needed to make amends for the sins of his nation. ”For me, this was not just another public policy challenge but a chance to help remove a cloud over the history of the United States,” he writes in ”Imperfect Justice,” a dense but readable memoir on his experiences negotiating the ”unfinished business” of the Holocaust.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/23/books/review/23POWERT.html

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    Hi Rurik,

    Actually the President of the United States has the power to do this.....An executive order by him at any time could initiate operation "Clean Sweep".

    He has very broad , discretionary powers...left over from the unitary executive authority granted in the terror statutes of the Patriot Act....It is a terrifying power... far greater than the combined power of ALL the oligarchs put together..

    Don't get me wrong, I hate the whole thing........but what if we are past the point where their maniacal desire for world domination can no longer be "contained"?

    It is "there"..Rurik...

    This is the loophole in the law" they" created....and believe you me,they are more nervous about it then you know.....They don't really want us to" see" this avenue...they can't imagine we could see it ....

    But we have seen it !......

    ....Its kind of like the arc of justice winding all the way back to complete the circle from where it began...and they end up being hung by the noose they created !


    It is a very interesting time, on that score....Very interesting.


    You have to understand this....Obama could do it !

  61. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised?

    That is BS and you know it. The amount of money contributed by Evangelicals to the politicians is a drop in the bucket compared to that from the Israel Lobby – who got funded in part by money from our taxes that went to Israel. Stop using “Jew hatred” as a deflection.

    As for polls, they are manufactured to get the results they want. Read the article in Politico this morning about polls to see what I mean:

    Does the American public oppose the Iran deal?

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/public-polls-iran-nuclear-deal-support-oppose-120953.html#ixzz3hrY7UGW2

    You people are pathetic.

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    • Replies: @Realist
    I think she probably meant moral support. But by far the biggest financial supporters are rich Jews.
  62. @Realist
    "What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!"

    Stupidity reigns supreme in this country.

    It is not stupidity (well, maybe partly) – it is manipulation The polls are rigged to get the answers they want and as Phil says, false equivalencies in the media are engineered to believe that the opponents have a reasonable ground to debate from. Check oout the Politico article in my above post.

    It is time to burn Washington to the ground and start over.

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  63. “It is not stupidity (well, maybe partly) – it is manipulation ”

    I understand what you are saying, but being manipulated shows stupidity to me. Intelligence is relative. The 12 to 15 average IQ points the Ashkenazim have over whites is a daunting advantage.

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    The 12 to 15 average IQ points the Ashkenazim have over whites is a daunting advantage.
     
    Come on! You don't really believe that! Besides the way IQ is measured with its cultural bias, privilege allows Jews to have access to elite institutions and network into elite positions that is a self-perpetuating cycle. There is nothing inherently superior about being an Ashkenazi.
  64. @Orville H. Larson
    Piss on the lying former CIA Director James Woolsey. He's a neocon useful idiot.

    Until I read this, I never knew that there are high U.S. officials whose "jobs" are Holocaust-related: Special Adviser to the Secretary on Holocaust Issues Stuart Eizenstat, and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Nicholas Dean. And then there's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman.

    One wonders what the hell these guys do all day. Eizenstat and Dean no doubt engage in make-work--talking about, worrying about, holding meetings about the Holocaust. As regards Forman--well, he's probably on the lookout for any and all criticism of Israel. That's anti-Semitism, don't you know. . . .

    They take home hefty paychecks--$203,700 a year--plus full benefits, taxpayer-paid travel, etc. Nice work if you can get it.

    One wonders what the hell these guys do all day. Eizenstat and Dean no doubt engage in make-work–talking about, worrying about, holding meetings about the Holocaust.

    Here’s how Eiaenstat spends his free time when he’s not fretting over the failure of USA to incinerate more Germans

    JPPI (The Jewish People Policy Institute), Action Strategies for the Jewish Future

    The Team Behind JPPI: Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat is co-chairman of JPPI’s board and professional guiding council. . . his recent book published by JPPI, 21st Century Global Forces, Their Impact on the Jewish People, Israel and the US, were extremely well-received worldwide.

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  65. @Cloak And Dagger

    According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised?
     
    That is BS and you know it. The amount of money contributed by Evangelicals to the politicians is a drop in the bucket compared to that from the Israel Lobby - who got funded in part by money from our taxes that went to Israel. Stop using "Jew hatred" as a deflection.

    As for polls, they are manufactured to get the results they want. Read the article in Politico this morning about polls to see what I mean:

    Does the American public oppose the Iran deal?

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/public-polls-iran-nuclear-deal-support-oppose-120953.html#ixzz3hrY7UGW2

    You people are pathetic.

    I think she probably meant moral support. But by far the biggest financial supporters are rich Jews.

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  66. @MarkinLA
    The problem with opposing it is what is the alternative? More years of sanctions where the rest of the world is getting sick of having to cow-tow to our government. Countries are starting to decide they just won't go along any more. Iran is already getting into bed with China and Russia. Soon there won't be any leverage and Iran will be free to do what it wants anyway.

    Are you willing to go to war with Iran? It is not worth it. Israel surely won't even with all Bibi's bluster.

    It is basic horse sense not to sign contracts you haven’t read, MarkinLA.

    And my objection has nothing to do with “Bibi,” nor is it a reaction to the marked anti-Israeli sentiments expressed by some of the commenters here at Unz. It’s simply the fact that we have no idea what our “leaders” are agreeing to. That alone is sufficient reason to reject the whole thing. Again, you don’t sign what you haven’t read.

    Serious question: Why does their information blackout seem to comfort you about what Kerry and the denizens of Foggy Bottom have agreed upon with the Iranians? What would their recent track record in Libya and Syria suggest about the prospects for success?

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

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    " It’s simply the fact that we have no idea what our “leaders” are agreeing to."

    That has been the case for decades.
    , @MarkinLA
    The whole agreement is just a ruse to get us out of this farce of never ending sanctions om Iran. Obama can't just say F-it we are done with cow-towing to Israel and end the sanctions and start working with Iran so they come up with this phony agreement.

    You don't need to read it to know what the whole thing is about.
  67. @Attila Smith
    I'll go on reading Al Jazeera, which compared to the demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi looks like a Zionist press agency run by Jews (but maybe Mr. Giraldi genuinely believes that this is the case). It is highly regrettable that in the landscape of dominant left-leaning journalism, articles such as the above will chase away sane conservatives, otherwise attracted by brilliant contributors (like Razib Khan) posting here .

    I’ll go on reading Al Jazeera

    Please do that and spare us your attention.

    demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi

    Any person who hasn’t been accused of the noble and humanitarian act of anti-Semitism is morally worthless, at least in a sane and healthy universe.

    chase away sane conservatives

    A sneaky Jew infiltrator has no ethnic, historic and moral right to set the boundary of acceptable discourse of Goyim of any political stance.

    By the way, I find your stealing an Anglo-Saxon online surname as particularly hilarious.

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  68. @Philip Giraldi
    Check this out folks - during this month's congressional recess fifty freshman congressmen are being flown to Israel on AIPAC's dime to be briefed by the Israeli government on the Iran deal. Excuse me, but people should be outraged by this yet it hasn't even appeared anywhere in the mainstream media.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/freshmen-congresspeople-sabotage

    And Bibi is appealing directly to American Jews to have them actively oppose the agreement.

    http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.668969

    …?fifty freshman congressmen are being flown to Israel on AIPAC’s dime (emphasis added)

    Phil, with the billions paid in annual tribute to Israel, I think it’s more accurate to say “on the USA (United Suckers of America) taxpayers’ dime”!

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  69. @Cloak And Dagger
    What saddens me is that they are winning. The media campaign has successfully changed the statistics so that now a majority of Americans oppose the deal because they have been told on TV to do so!

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/03/poll-shows-americans-now-oppose-iran-deal/

    It's a sad time for our country as we have been taken over by traitors and foreign actors, and no solution appears to be in sight.

    The merchants of death want their war. It would be good for their businesses. I’d hate to be an ethnic group that is the public face of American militarism if the economy comes crashing down after the next president makes war with Iran. That is why AIPAC is hiding behind Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. They don’t want to reap the whirlwind. The war with Iran will go south and they don’t want to be blamed for it. The American public knows enough to buy into the propaganda but not enough to see through the violent children’s cartoon like arguments. Israel is the name of this violent cartoon show that sales wars not children’s toys. I saw a video asking people about the bill of rights and they were like “yeah its old, we should get rid of it.” Its why we are a Republic and not a democracy. Its a shame though that the ones who mostly do run things (the shadow government) have turned it into a casino and a hitman who works at his own expense. You’d think they could make enough from bombing all the other countries they are bombing. They greedily want to expand it to Tehran where there could be ground troops and those ground troops would need expensive resources brought to them by overpaid hucksters. Its a Halliburton, KBR and a Blackwater (whatever they call themselves now) dream. And Obama is trying to deny them their dream.

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  70. @5371
    Not unexpected that a concern troll should choose the egregious "Razib" to fluff.

    “…choose the egregious ‘Razib’ to fluff.”

    And there it is again: back to the porn/hentai metaphors.

    Oh, well — at least you’re not fixating on masturbating children this time. That’s at least some progress.

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    Broken record blues again, coprophilic trash?
  71. @Fran Macadam
    "The Congressmen who are hesitating should remember who has elected them and who pays them."

    That is just the problem. Their regular salaries don't come close to the wealth that comes their way for carrying out donorist special interest policies. As far as being elected, those donorists decide who will get their financial backing, at which point we are allowed to choose one of them.

    "There should be no 'Jewish' policy towards Israel any more than I as an Italian American or my wife who is British born should favor special policies regarding Italy or the United Kingdom."

    Your wife might not, but the Five Eyes Deep State enterprise very much involves favoring special policies regarding the UK and the other Anglo colonial governments.

    There's no way to not have that special "cosa nostra" relationship with Israel, but the rub comes when a recalcitrant Israeli government of the day chooses bad policies that aren't good for Jewish people in Israel either, but are positively harmful to Americans of all persuasions, except perhaps neocon war profiteers.

    Your wife might not, but the Five Eyes Deep State enterprise very much involves favoring special policies regarding the UK and the other Anglo colonial governments.

    YES

    but the rub comes when a recalcitrant Israeli government of the day chooses bad policies that aren’t good for Jewish people in Israel either, but are positively harmful to Americans of all persuasions, except perhaps neocon war profiteers.

    YES

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  72. @Anonymous
    I don't have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I'll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    Israeli sympathizers, operating as a virtual fifth column within the United States, have done more harm to us than anything the Iranians could accomplish. Our bought and paid for politicians and media hacks, have treated Israel as a sacred cow for so long that our citizens are conditioned like trained seals to just accept the subjugation of U.S. interests to Israel’s every whim.

    I am no fan of Iran or Islam either. Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both. Let’s worry about our own country, and let the hate-filled people on that patch of blood soaked earth murder each other without our participation.

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    Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both. Let’s worry about our own country, and let the hate-filled people on that patch of blood soaked earth murder each other without our participation.
     

    In 2002, during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell issued a warning to President George W. Bush about launching a war there. “Once you break it," he said, “you’re going to own it.”
    Powell was right.
    We broke Iraq when we began dropping "daisy cutter" bombs more than a decade ago.
     
    The people in the ME were not "hate-filled . . .blood soaked" until Anglo Zionists intervened, set borders and groups against each other and sowed the whirlwind.

    It would be cowardly to walk away. Retreat with as much dignity as possible, and reparations to those actually harmed, are what a truly exceptional nation does.
  73. I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of “seething Jew hatred,” paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.

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    • Replies: @Existential Confusion

    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of “seething Jew hatred,”
     
    Perfect example, thank you! Stating accurate facts that, quite inconveniently for you apparently, expose the Israeli lobby's duplicity, equals a "mass of seething jew hatred"

    paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms.
     
    Yep, how did I know that you were going to bring up Auschwitz and label anyone who disagrees with you as an anti-semite - Shocker, never saw that coming.

    "And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts."
     
    That's a new one: hate facts? I guess that is any fact that disagrees with your self-serving views
    , @JoaoAlfaiate
    So, Ralphie, speaking truthfully about Wolfowitz, Feith, et alia and the question of Palestine is Antisemitism? You want the truth suppressed to protect your little hate state? I can see why: The truth is very damaging to the zionist enterprise and its cheering section here.
    , @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    "I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of “seething Jew hatred,” paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts."

    Well played sir. Rethinking Churchill is a brilliant and informative essay. Please keep writing!
    , @annamaria
    "I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate"
    Then what is your problem? Perhaps you should address your grievances to the people creating the "facts o the ground" that Mr. Giraldi truthfully and accurately presented in his paper. You do no like the messenger, but it is not the messenger's fault that the Israel-firsters have been harming the US and defacing a respect to Jewish culture.

    "Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family."
    Is this an attempt at grim humor of what?
    , @Marais
    "Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts."

    Is that a strange statement, or is it just me? What if someone said:

    'Anti-Aryans come in many forms. There is the insane Jew who attacks German soldiers simply because the SS wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.'
    , @chris
    Dear Mr Raico,

    If you are the writer affiliated with the Mises institute, then I am a big fan of yours. I have listened to and really enjoyed your lecture series and have read many articles you've posted. I do have to say that if this is true, than I definitely am more than just a little baffled at the comment you posted to Mr Giraldi's article.

    I was so surprised by your comment that I went over Mr Giraldi's article paragraph by paragraph again to see if I had missed something the first time. I have to say that I haven't found anything even approaching your description of it as: "... nothing but a mass of 'seething Jew hatred' ! Furthermore, as another reader aptly relates, how is someone to understand the description of Mr Giraldi as an "intellectual armed with hate-facts" ?

    As a historian, you of all people, should be able to appreciate the totality of historical factors and forces which result in the policy and philosophy which our country it currently engaged in.

    None of us readers, has the time to do this type of research, but Mr Giraldi has; and over the years, he has dug into the endless procession of facts and assembled a narrative, based of verifiable facts, which shows some consistency and, most importantly may be able to explain, if not fully predict the course of US policy. I've personally never understood any of Mr Giraldi's articles to presume anything more than just a working theory of the causality of current events.

    Maybe these facts are not all that pleasant when exposed to daylight, as they may suggest a duplicitous behavior of some of our compatriots, but that is hardly the critique a historian should be making, and it is hardly Mr Giraldi's fault for exposing it!

    In spite of occasional comments to the contrary, I personally have never found anything even approaching something as crude as racism on Mr Giraldi's part in any of his writings. I don't know Mr Giraldi personally, but nothing I've ever read by him betrays even a hint of such a mentality on his part. Quite the opposite, in spite of the occasional incommensurately corrosive criticism, he's never wavered from scrupulously analyzing events with the rectitude of an objective historian.

    Perhaps "Honi soit qui mal y pense" is a apter description of his less well intention-ed critics.

    PS I might have to re-read your history of WWI and compare it to other sources in order to determine which other "hate-facts" you may have expunged from your treaty !
  74. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    Just because you lizard brained dupes believe your sky god has ordered you to render our country, our selves and our children into whores for Israel, does not obligate the rest of us to join in your insanity. Idiots like you are the reason the separation of church and state phrase was put into the establishment and free exercise clause of the first amendment. Join hands with the rest of your Christian Taliban brethren and wait for the rapture, or better yet, go to your damn ”holy land” and defend it with your own lives, but leave the rest of us heathens out of it.

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  75. @Existential Confusion
    Israeli sympathizers, operating as a virtual fifth column within the United States, have done more harm to us than anything the Iranians could accomplish. Our bought and paid for politicians and media hacks, have treated Israel as a sacred cow for so long that our citizens are conditioned like trained seals to just accept the subjugation of U.S. interests to Israel’s every whim.

    I am no fan of Iran or Islam either. Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both. Let’s worry about our own country, and let the hate-filled people on that patch of blood soaked earth murder each other without our participation.

    Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both. Let’s worry about our own country, and let the hate-filled people on that patch of blood soaked earth murder each other without our participation.

    In 2002, during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell issued a warning to President George W. Bush about launching a war there. “Once you break it,” he said, “you’re going to own it.”
    Powell was right.
    We broke Iraq when we began dropping “daisy cutter” bombs more than a decade ago.

    The people in the ME were not “hate-filled . . .blood soaked” until Anglo Zionists intervened, set borders and groups against each other and sowed the whirlwind.

    It would be cowardly to walk away. Retreat with as much dignity as possible, and reparations to those actually harmed, are what a truly exceptional nation does.

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    The people in the ME were not “hate-filled . . .blood soaked” until Anglo Zionists intervened, set borders and groups against each other and sowed the whirlwind.
     
    Who do you think your fooling? The residents of the "ME" have been hating and slaughtering each other for far longer than there has been "Anglo Zionists" intervention in that region. Even if "Anglo Zionist" intervention were the root cause of all those hate-filled savage's problems, is that suppose to be somehow the fault of the waitress working 3 jobs to support her kids in Michigan, or the auto-mechanic playing catch with his son in the back yard in Georgia? A corrupt fifth column operating against the interests of the home country has destroyed enough American lives and treasure. Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel's wars is a high school boy's ploy.
  76. @Realist
    Hey, boy I haven't seen you in these here parts....are you a troll?

    He’s an Israeli troll specializing in philoSemetic servility.

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  77. @Realist
    "It is not stupidity (well, maybe partly) – it is manipulation "

    I understand what you are saying, but being manipulated shows stupidity to me. Intelligence is relative. The 12 to 15 average IQ points the Ashkenazim have over whites is a daunting advantage.

    The 12 to 15 average IQ points the Ashkenazim have over whites is a daunting advantage.

    Come on! You don’t really believe that! Besides the way IQ is measured with its cultural bias, privilege allows Jews to have access to elite institutions and network into elite positions that is a self-perpetuating cycle. There is nothing inherently superior about being an Ashkenazi.

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    "Race realism" only applies to blacks.

    Stick a Jew in front of a "racially aware" white and all rationality flies right out of the window.
    , @AUGUSTUS FINKIN
    "There is nothing inherently superior about being an Ashkenazi."

    IQ aside, if you are born into the belief that you belong to a superior race - God's chosen - and are continually inculcated with a cultural mindset that emphasizes getting ahead at the expense of those inferior to you, then, assuredly, you have a better chance of enjoying more than your fair share of goodies. Compared to somebody who was taught that all people are born equal and that you should consider others before yourself.

    , @Realist
    We disagree here. Ashkenazi Jews excel at endeavors which take a high degree of intelligence.
  78. @Ralph Raico
    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi's statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of "seething Jew hatred," paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.

    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of “seething Jew hatred,”

    Perfect example, thank you! Stating accurate facts that, quite inconveniently for you apparently, expose the Israeli lobby’s duplicity, equals a “mass of seething jew hatred”

    paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms.

    Yep, how did I know that you were going to bring up Auschwitz and label anyone who disagrees with you as an anti-semite – Shocker, never saw that coming.

    “And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.”

    That’s a new one: hate facts? I guess that is any fact that disagrees with your self-serving views

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    /s, I'm pretty sure...
    Irony being a lost art. I blame television.
  79. @Ralph Raico
    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi's statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of "seething Jew hatred," paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.

    So, Ralphie, speaking truthfully about Wolfowitz, Feith, et alia and the question of Palestine is Antisemitism? You want the truth suppressed to protect your little hate state? I can see why: The truth is very damaging to the zionist enterprise and its cheering section here.

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    Watch youtube at http://tinyurl.com/zionisttrick for former Israeli minister telling Democracy Now's Amy Goodman how the anti-Semitic trick is used in US!
  80. @Rurik

    Is there any greater terrorist act than defrauding the United States out of trillions of dollars to launch a war of aggression against millions of Innocent people who were not a threat to us?

    If there isn’t, then this” neocon cabal” and all its belligerent billionaire backers should be held to account for the catastrophic Iraq war, stand trial Nuremberg style and be remaindered to Guantanamo Bay for the duration of their lives….whatever assets they have should be seized by the treasury department and used to pay reparations and repair our Nations balance sheet .

     

    yep

    but the Jews own the Fed

    and *poof*, there's trillion$ of federal reserve notes that they can hand to other Jews internationally- that we tax-paying Americans are forced to "pay back" (with interest) because the money the Jews are loaning to other Jews is now "our" money, that they're loaning to "us" on our behalf (it's a democracy after all). So it is our job (and our grandchildren's) to pay that money back plus interest. Since they were kind enough to loan "their" money to "us" in the first place. Whoo boy

    did anyone take a look at the charming men Mr. Giraldi mentions who run the Holocaust rackets in "our" capital?

    here's Stuart Eizenstat with his: "full staffs, first class travel expenses and additional funding. Foreign Service Executive Schedules top out at $203,700 plus benefits"

    http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.440131.1340347215!/image/2348698591.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_640/2348698591.jpg

    here's his book

    http://www.lupi.ch/ex/eizenstat.jpg

    this is what the NYT says about his book:

    As an American Jew, Eizenstat was upset by the Roosevelt administration's wartime denial of entry to Jewish refugees and its refusal to bomb Nazi train tracks leading to the death camps. He believed that like the Swiss bankers, German car manufacturers and Austrian art dealers, he needed to make amends for the sins of his nation. ''For me, this was not just another public policy challenge but a chance to help remove a cloud over the history of the United States,'' he writes in ''Imperfect Justice,'' a dense but readable memoir on his experiences negotiating the ''unfinished business'' of the Holocaust.
     
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/23/books/review/23POWERT.html

    Hi Rurik,

    Actually the President of the United States has the power to do this…..An executive order by him at any time could initiate operation “Clean Sweep”.

    He has very broad , discretionary powers…left over from the unitary executive authority granted in the terror statutes of the Patriot Act….It is a terrifying power… far greater than the combined power of ALL the oligarchs put together..

    Don’t get me wrong, I hate the whole thing……..but what if we are past the point where their maniacal desire for world domination can no longer be “contained”?

    It is “there”..Rurik…

    This is the loophole in the law” they” created….and believe you me,they are more nervous about it then you know…..They don’t really want us to” see” this avenue…they can’t imagine we could see it ….

    But we have seen it !……

    ….Its kind of like the arc of justice winding all the way back to complete the circle from where it began…and they end up being hung by the noose they created !

    It is a very interesting time, on that score….Very interesting.

    You have to understand this….Obama could do it !

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  81. @Ralph Raico
    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi's statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of "seething Jew hatred," paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.

    “I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of “seething Jew hatred,” paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.”

    Well played sir. Rethinking Churchill is a brilliant and informative essay. Please keep writing!

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  82. @SolontoCroesus

    Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both. Let’s worry about our own country, and let the hate-filled people on that patch of blood soaked earth murder each other without our participation.
     

    In 2002, during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell issued a warning to President George W. Bush about launching a war there. “Once you break it," he said, “you’re going to own it.”
    Powell was right.
    We broke Iraq when we began dropping "daisy cutter" bombs more than a decade ago.
     
    The people in the ME were not "hate-filled . . .blood soaked" until Anglo Zionists intervened, set borders and groups against each other and sowed the whirlwind.

    It would be cowardly to walk away. Retreat with as much dignity as possible, and reparations to those actually harmed, are what a truly exceptional nation does.

    The people in the ME were not “hate-filled . . .blood soaked” until Anglo Zionists intervened, set borders and groups against each other and sowed the whirlwind.

    Who do you think your fooling? The residents of the “ME” have been hating and slaughtering each other for far longer than there has been “Anglo Zionists” intervention in that region. Even if “Anglo Zionist” intervention were the root cause of all those hate-filled savage’s problems, is that suppose to be somehow the fault of the waitress working 3 jobs to support her kids in Michigan, or the auto-mechanic playing catch with his son in the back yard in Georgia? A corrupt fifth column operating against the interests of the home country has destroyed enough American lives and treasure. Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel’s wars is a high school boy’s ploy.

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    The residents of the “ME” have been hating and slaughtering each other for far longer than there has been “Anglo Zionists” intervention in that region.
     
    Statements like the above are right out of the AngloZio playbook.

    Even if “Anglo Zionist” intervention were the root cause of all those hate-filled savage’s problems,
     
    We have to be smarter than to resort to name calling. It's like tattooing "Ignorant Boobie" on your forehead. It plays into the Hater playbook: they need you to think the Other is less than human so you, as in not them but YOU, the waitress in Detroit, will be rarin' to send YOUR kids to kill 'em.

    Don't let yourself be played that way.


    is that suppose to be somehow the fault of the waitress working 3 jobs to support her kids in Michigan, . .A corrupt fifth column operating against the interests of the home country has destroyed enough American lives and treasure
     
    .

    I'm with you on this sentiment, but Muslims, Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians are not the "fifth column operating against USA;" Israeli/zionists are. USA wages war on the wrong enemy and we get angry at the wrong enemy. Focus.


    Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel’s wars is a high school boy’s ploy.
     
    I agree it would be if that was what I did but I didn't.

    This is Israel's doing. Yes, the people of the USA got bullshitted into killing millions of people for Israel. -- it's happened before --

    see here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1040054

    and here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1040616

    and here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1041010

    The guy is a psychopath but there's no disputing his facts.
    The reason Zionists finds it so essential to wall off the truth is because they have only one playbook -- get USA & even stupider Britain to kill people for them, then claim perpetual victimhood. It's not a new strategy -- the ancient Assyrians clobbered Hebrews by a similar tactic.


    Now, what does an honorable nation and people do about the situation? Walk away and let the "auditors bayonet the wounded"? It seems to me if Israel has harmed US, then Americans have a right to make that behavior stop, with all options on the table.

    And yes I do believe it would be craven to walk away from the corpse-strewn states the USA has destroyed in the ME. I don't mean we should stay in ME militarily or even what is called "diplomatically" in US neoliberal-think. I mean we owe the people we have killed and whose states we have destroyed the same obligation to make restitution as any criminal owes his victim.

    Five-year olds know this.

  83. @Existential Confusion

    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of “seething Jew hatred,”
     
    Perfect example, thank you! Stating accurate facts that, quite inconveniently for you apparently, expose the Israeli lobby's duplicity, equals a "mass of seething jew hatred"

    paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms.
     
    Yep, how did I know that you were going to bring up Auschwitz and label anyone who disagrees with you as an anti-semite - Shocker, never saw that coming.

    "And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts."
     
    That's a new one: hate facts? I guess that is any fact that disagrees with your self-serving views

    /s, I’m pretty sure…
    Irony being a lost art. I blame television.

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  84. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    “You folks who have fallen away from the faith”

    Jesus fell away from the Jews – they had him murdered – remember! They are doing it again. At every turn Jews in America fight Christianity. Do you have any idea what a fool you are – how the Jews use you – laugh at you – and hate you!

    Jesus said to “love your neighbor as you love yourself” – hardly a Jew trait.

    Jesus said to “love you enemy” – hardly a Jew trait.

    Jesus said “forgive them they know what they do” – hardly a Jew trait.

    Jesus said “blessed are the peacemakers” – hardly a Jew trait.

    There is a giant gulf between a true practicing Christian and all Zionist Jews. They are totally different people with a totally different mindsets.

    If you support Zionism and what they are doing in Palestine – you are not a practicing Christian – PERIOD.

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  85. @Priss Factor
    "Couldn’t it be true that Jews have a disproportionate and pernicious influence on U.S. policy and media — yet also true that the Iranian leadership is comprised of deranged fanatics whose values are opposite to ours and who represent a major threat to our interests?"

    Netan and co. are just as deranged. So, how about giving Israel the Iran-treatment as well?

    And if US leaders are so sane, why did they cause all that havoc in the Middle East and Ukraine?

    Iranian leaders are bad but no worse than Zionist and American leaders.

    Iran has not attacked anyone in about 225 years. We supported Hussein’s attack against Iran which included killing thousands of people with poison gas.

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  86. @Existential Confusion

    The people in the ME were not “hate-filled . . .blood soaked” until Anglo Zionists intervened, set borders and groups against each other and sowed the whirlwind.
     
    Who do you think your fooling? The residents of the "ME" have been hating and slaughtering each other for far longer than there has been "Anglo Zionists" intervention in that region. Even if "Anglo Zionist" intervention were the root cause of all those hate-filled savage's problems, is that suppose to be somehow the fault of the waitress working 3 jobs to support her kids in Michigan, or the auto-mechanic playing catch with his son in the back yard in Georgia? A corrupt fifth column operating against the interests of the home country has destroyed enough American lives and treasure. Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel's wars is a high school boy's ploy.

    The residents of the “ME” have been hating and slaughtering each other for far longer than there has been “Anglo Zionists” intervention in that region.

    Statements like the above are right out of the AngloZio playbook.

    Even if “Anglo Zionist” intervention were the root cause of all those hate-filled savage’s problems,

    We have to be smarter than to resort to name calling. It’s like tattooing “Ignorant Boobie” on your forehead. It plays into the Hater playbook: they need you to think the Other is less than human so you, as in not them but YOU, the waitress in Detroit, will be rarin’ to send YOUR kids to kill ‘em.

    Don’t let yourself be played that way.

    is that suppose to be somehow the fault of the waitress working 3 jobs to support her kids in Michigan, . .A corrupt fifth column operating against the interests of the home country has destroyed enough American lives and treasure

    .

    I’m with you on this sentiment, but Muslims, Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians are not the “fifth column operating against USA;” Israeli/zionists are. USA wages war on the wrong enemy and we get angry at the wrong enemy. Focus.

    Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel’s wars is a high school boy’s ploy.

    I agree it would be if that was what I did but I didn’t.

    This is Israel’s doing. Yes, the people of the USA got bullshitted into killing millions of people for Israel. — it’s happened before –

    see here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1040054

    and here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1040616

    and here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1041010

    The guy is a psychopath but there’s no disputing his facts.
    The reason Zionists finds it so essential to wall off the truth is because they have only one playbook — get USA & even stupider Britain to kill people for them, then claim perpetual victimhood. It’s not a new strategy — the ancient Assyrians clobbered Hebrews by a similar tactic.

    Now, what does an honorable nation and people do about the situation? Walk away and let the “auditors bayonet the wounded”? It seems to me if Israel has harmed US, then Americans have a right to make that behavior stop, with all options on the table.

    And yes I do believe it would be craven to walk away from the corpse-strewn states the USA has destroyed in the ME. I don’t mean we should stay in ME militarily or even what is called “diplomatically” in US neoliberal-think. I mean we owe the people we have killed and whose states we have destroyed the same obligation to make restitution as any criminal owes his victim.

    Five-year olds know this.

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    Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both.
     

    It would be cowardly to walk away.
     

    Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel’s wars is a high school boy’s ploy.
     

    I agree it would be if that was what I did but I didn’t.
     
    Yah, OK, Obviously not.

    Muslims, Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians are not the “fifth column operating against USA;” Israeli/zionists are. USA wages war on the wrong enemy and we get angry at the wrong enemy. Focus.
     
    I did not say that Muslims, Iranians, syrians, et.al, were the fifth column. Listen
  87. “You have to hand it to the Israelis, they certainly know how to accept a bribe completely ungraciously.”

    Mr Giraldi, that is the funniest (and truest) sentence I’ve ever read. Thanks much.

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  88. @SolontoCroesus
    Zionists have been trying to destroy Christianity since Jews were emancipated in Europe.

    Iran has absorbed zionist blows to their spiritual, social body for an even longer time -- 3000 years or so -- as Bibi himself reminds the world, starting with Esther (Gilad Atzmon calls Esther the 'model zionist') the Israelish lobby has been trying to kill Iranians.

    In USA the 1-2 punch of zionist-financed Cyrus Scofield who used footnotes to re-write the bible. The Scofield bible was seeded in major Protestant seminaries and the teachers of the young ended up doing the work of zionist propagandists for them.

    (A similar process takes place in US taxpayer funded public schools where ADL- and US holocaust museum- crafted holocaust "education" programs are taught to the children of the American people. Same devious scheme: use the stupid goy and their own money to brainwash our own children with the holocaust fantasy -- see Steve Sailer's post, Epigenetics of holocaust (or, is brainwashing hereditary? Mike Evans, below, offers programs in how to "turn your pain into gain -- victory over your abusive past". ). )

    #2 punch was/is delivered by Rabbi Yechial Eckstein who runs the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

    Mike Evans runs a similar project, geared to getting Christians to donate to support Jewish settlements in Israel. Evans is a crypto-convert from Jewish to Christian -- we should call them swingers. http://jerusalemprayerteam.org

    David Horowitz http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org runs a similar scam; his specialty is brainwashing America's university students and enforcing the zionist narrative on US college campuses.

    It is interesting that one of Horowitz’s stooges is Robert Spencer, the ignoramus who heads “Jihad Watch”. I simply cannot imagine who finances Mr Spencer…..well, yes, I can.

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    @Cloak And Dagger

    The 12 to 15 average IQ points the Ashkenazim have over whites is a daunting advantage.
     
    Come on! You don't really believe that! Besides the way IQ is measured with its cultural bias, privilege allows Jews to have access to elite institutions and network into elite positions that is a self-perpetuating cycle. There is nothing inherently superior about being an Ashkenazi.

    “Race realism” only applies to blacks.

    Stick a Jew in front of a “racially aware” white and all rationality flies right out of the window.

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  90. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    Americans and Israelis don’t learn: they teach.The party in Israel will go on until the US finicial system collapses, and that is still a long ways off. There never have been two states and there never will. Nothing will change in this world if Israel goes back to being Palestine.

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    Nothing will change in this world if Israel goes back to being Palestine.
     
    I am assuming you are a real Palestinian? Explain why it is mish mumkin
  91. @Cloak And Dagger

    The 12 to 15 average IQ points the Ashkenazim have over whites is a daunting advantage.
     
    Come on! You don't really believe that! Besides the way IQ is measured with its cultural bias, privilege allows Jews to have access to elite institutions and network into elite positions that is a self-perpetuating cycle. There is nothing inherently superior about being an Ashkenazi.

    “There is nothing inherently superior about being an Ashkenazi.”

    IQ aside, if you are born into the belief that you belong to a superior race – God’s chosen – and are continually inculcated with a cultural mindset that emphasizes getting ahead at the expense of those inferior to you, then, assuredly, you have a better chance of enjoying more than your fair share of goodies. Compared to somebody who was taught that all people are born equal and that you should consider others before yourself.

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  92. @HA
    "...choose the egregious 'Razib' to fluff."

    And there it is again: back to the porn/hentai metaphors.

    Oh, well -- at least you're not fixating on masturbating children this time. That's at least some progress.

    Broken record blues again, coprophilic trash?

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  93. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    I interviewed Douglas Bloomfield, AIPAC’s former chief lobbyist. We talked about the organization’s effort to get new sanctions legislation through Congress despite the administration’s strong opposition and the legislation’s (Kirk-Menendez) clear violation of the JPOA’s terms. I concluded the resulting article, “Iran Sanctions Bill Big Test of Israel Lobby Power,” by quoting Bloomfield and another former AIPAC staffer, Keith Weissman-
    “For some observers, [AIPAC’s] opposition [to the JPOA] is difficult to understand, particularly because key members of the Israeli national security establishment have conspicuously declined to join Netanyahu in denouncing the Geneva deal.
    “I’m amazed that they’ve taken it this far,” said Keith Weissman, a former AIPAC specialist on Iran. “Bottom line is that if the Iranians comply with the terms of the deal – which it seems like they are doing so far, despite some internal resistance – they are further from breakout capacity [to produce a nuclear weapon] than they were before the deal.”
    But Douglas Bloomfield, a former senior AIPAC executive, suggested the motivation may be of a more practical nature. “It’s good for business,” he told IPS. “AIPAC has spent the last 20 years very, very effectively making a strong case against Iran, and Iran has been a great asset to them.”
    “They want to show they’re not going to give up on this; they’ve built a huge financial and political base on it. …Most of the Jewish groups and all of Congress have been on auto-pilot on Iran; nobody ever thought you might actually get a deal… In AIPAC’s case, they’re terrified they’re going to lose their major fund-raising appeal.” http://www.lobelog.com/follow-up-on-aipac-and-iran-deal/

    .Anti-Iran Deal Groups Backed by $145 Million-

    1 The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
    2 Anti-Defamation League
    3 The Israel Project
    4 The Foundation for Defense of Democracies
    5 Zionist Organization of America
    6 Republican Jewish Coalition
    7 United Against Nuclear Iran
    8 Emergency Committee for Israel

    http://www.lobelog.com/anti-iran-deal-groups-backed-by-100-million/

    AIPAC taking all but 3 freshmen Congresspeople to Israel in effort to sabotage Iran deal
    US Politics Ben Norton on August 3, 2015 -http://mondoweiss.net/

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  94. @Cloak And Dagger

    The 12 to 15 average IQ points the Ashkenazim have over whites is a daunting advantage.
     
    Come on! You don't really believe that! Besides the way IQ is measured with its cultural bias, privilege allows Jews to have access to elite institutions and network into elite positions that is a self-perpetuating cycle. There is nothing inherently superior about being an Ashkenazi.

    We disagree here. Ashkenazi Jews excel at endeavors which take a high degree of intelligence.

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    We disagree here. Ashkenazi Jews excel at endeavors which take a high degree of intelligence
     
    All Ashkenazi Jews? I have many friends who are Ashkenazi, and I am demonstrably smarter than many of them.
  95. @The Palestinian
    Americans and Israelis don't learn: they teach.The party in Israel will go on until the US finicial system collapses, and that is still a long ways off. There never have been two states and there never will. Nothing will change in this world if Israel goes back to being Palestine.

    Nothing will change in this world if Israel goes back to being Palestine.

    I am assuming you are a real Palestinian? Explain why it is mish mumkin

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  96. @Realist
    We disagree here. Ashkenazi Jews excel at endeavors which take a high degree of intelligence.

    We disagree here. Ashkenazi Jews excel at endeavors which take a high degree of intelligence

    All Ashkenazi Jews? I have many friends who are Ashkenazi, and I am demonstrably smarter than many of them.

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  97. @AmericaFirstNow
    Well said! Pat Buchanan nailed it in his following 'Whose War? piece as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/whosewarac

    Buchanan mentioned the neocon 'Clean Break' and USS Liberty as well:

    http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak

    Iraq and beyond in per Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan for the Mideast:

    http://tinyurl.com/yinonunfolding

    CIA's Mike Scheuer on Israel and Iraq war as terrorism motivation:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    Even Petraeus and CENTCOM warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

    Israel Lobby (to include the neocons pushing for Iran war next):

    http://tinyurl.com/aipacownedcongress

    More on Israel's deliberate attack on the USS Liberty:

    http://tinyurl.com/DayIsraelAttackedAmerica

    Ward Boston’s words:

    https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2007/06/09/insider-tells-the-truth-about-the-cover-up-of-the-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/

    ‘They lie about everything..’

    Those five guys whooping and hollering and high-fiveing after 9/11 who were arrested?

    Deported back to Israel as they were all Mossad.

    It is simply unbelievable the level of complicity existing at the very upper reaches of the American Establishment: this is treason folks.

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    Traitor John McCain confronted about USS Liberty cover-up:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/05/30/john-mccain-calls-american-patriot-a-jerk-for-questioning-him-about-uss-liberty-cover-up/

    John McCain Praises Father’s Whitewashing of Israel’s Attack on the USS LIBERTY!:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2011/09/02/john-mccain-praises-fathers-whitewashing-of-israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/

    More on 'Dancing Israelis' and 9/11 from Scottish Sunday Herald:


    Five Israelis Were Seen Filming
    As Jet Liners Ploughed Into
    The Twin Towers
    On September 11, 2001
    Were they part of a massive spy ring which shadowed
    the 9/11 hijackers and knew that al-Qaeda planned
    a devastating terrorist attack on the USA?



    http://rense.com/general44/those.htm
  98. @Cloak And Dagger

    We disagree here. Ashkenazi Jews excel at endeavors which take a high degree of intelligence
     
    All Ashkenazi Jews? I have many friends who are Ashkenazi, and I am demonstrably smarter than many of them.

    No, as usual on average.

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    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
    A small privileged group (less than 2%) with disproportionate privileged representation through crony capitalism, cronyism, political manipulations, etc., results in skewed averages and BS statistics.

    Besides, they are constantly telling us how smart they are and how they are chosen. Unfortunately, some people believe them as you appear to. Little wonder that people believe polls.

  99. @annamaria
    There is more to the Pollard story.
    "MSM avoids central Pollard question: Did Israel trade secrets to Soviets for emigres?"
    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/07/pollard-question-soviets
    Israel Lobby is insane by creating pariah out of Jews in the US. Letting Pollard go while hunting Assange and abusing John Kiriakou makes a show of treason among Israel-firsters. The arrogant, obnoxious imbeciles (sorry for the language).

    Mondoweiss link added to following URL as well:

    US grants parole to jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/07/29/us-grants-parole-to-jailed-israeli-spy-jonathan-pollard/

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  100. @Realist
    No, as usual on average.

    A small privileged group (less than 2%) with disproportionate privileged representation through crony capitalism, cronyism, political manipulations, etc., results in skewed averages and BS statistics.

    Besides, they are constantly telling us how smart they are and how they are chosen. Unfortunately, some people believe them as you appear to. Little wonder that people believe polls.

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    The manipulation of the financial system is certainly more related to cronyism and Jewish cohesiveness than to intelligence. That might even be true of the legal system. However, when you get to high IQ endeavors like mathematics and physics Ashkenazi Jews are over represented as compared to their percentage of the population - even compared to whites and Asians.
    , @Realist
    "A small privileged group (less than 2%) with disproportionate privileged representation through crony capitalism, cronyism, political manipulations, etc., ..."

    I agree with that characterization of some Jews mostly the ones with power.
    But the fact remains that a disproportionate number of Ashkenazi Jews have a high IQ.

    "Besides, they are constantly telling us how smart they are and how they are chosen."

    That chosen crap means nothing to me. I guess it means chosen by 'God", but since I am an atheist it is a non sequitur to me.

    I do not like some of the characteristics of some Jews: They look down on other races. They take advantage of others (no compunction).

  101. @The Grate Deign
    It is basic horse sense not to sign contracts you haven't read, MarkinLA.

    And my objection has nothing to do with "Bibi," nor is it a reaction to the marked anti-Israeli sentiments expressed by some of the commenters here at Unz. It's simply the fact that we have no idea what our "leaders" are agreeing to. That alone is sufficient reason to reject the whole thing. Again, you don't sign what you haven't read.

    Serious question: Why does their information blackout seem to comfort you about what Kerry and the denizens of Foggy Bottom have agreed upon with the Iranians? What would their recent track record in Libya and Syria suggest about the prospects for success?

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    ” It’s simply the fact that we have no idea what our “leaders” are agreeing to.”

    That has been the case for decades.

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    ""It’s simply the fact that we have no idea what our “leaders” are agreeing to.”

    That has been the case for decades."


    Indeed you are correct, Realist. I would like to feel hopey and changey about that being different.


    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign
  102. @Attila Smith
    I'll go on reading Al Jazeera, which compared to the demented antisemitism of Mr. Giraldi looks like a Zionist press agency run by Jews (but maybe Mr. Giraldi genuinely believes that this is the case). It is highly regrettable that in the landscape of dominant left-leaning journalism, articles such as the above will chase away sane conservatives, otherwise attracted by brilliant contributors (like Razib Khan) posting here .

    “,,,sane conservatives,…”

    I take it those are the bootlickers for Zionism.

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  103. The only “silver lining” I see in our current situation is the fact that our government, being manipulated and played for fools in such a manner, is a sure way to earn the contempt of the lackeys we are keeping in line with bribes and force.

    This surely undermines the all powerful imperial image which they are trying to portray; and that is all for the good !

    Who other than a sycophant or dunce could possibly believe in an ideology such as the one we expound when we are so easily and transparently being manipulated ?

    In the future, if they want our opinion, they’ll just cut out the middle-man and go to Israel to get it.

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  104. @The Grate Deign
    It is basic horse sense not to sign contracts you haven't read, MarkinLA.

    And my objection has nothing to do with "Bibi," nor is it a reaction to the marked anti-Israeli sentiments expressed by some of the commenters here at Unz. It's simply the fact that we have no idea what our "leaders" are agreeing to. That alone is sufficient reason to reject the whole thing. Again, you don't sign what you haven't read.

    Serious question: Why does their information blackout seem to comfort you about what Kerry and the denizens of Foggy Bottom have agreed upon with the Iranians? What would their recent track record in Libya and Syria suggest about the prospects for success?

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    The whole agreement is just a ruse to get us out of this farce of never ending sanctions om Iran. Obama can’t just say F-it we are done with cow-towing to Israel and end the sanctions and start working with Iran so they come up with this phony agreement.

    You don’t need to read it to know what the whole thing is about.

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  105. @Jim
    Why is it necessary for the US to become involved in the myriad violent conflicts in the world? In addition to becoming involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict we have become involved in the ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and now in the Ukraine and we have become involved in more ethnic conflicts in the Middle East than I can keep track of - Arab vs. Israeli, Sunni vs. Shiite, Kurds vs. Turks, Alawaites vs. whoever the hell they are fighting etc. etc.. We are involved in ethnic conflicts in Afghanistan between tribal groups that few Americans even know exist. We even got involved a while back in a fight between Georgians and Ossetians over the control of South Ossetia! How many Americans had ever heard of South Ossetia before let alone could find it on a globe?

    Involvement in all these conflicts has no benefits for the American people but imposes heavy costs on them. Yet Americans allow themselves to be manipulated into them by special interests.
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  106. @Existential Confusion
    Just because you lizard brained dupes believe your sky god has ordered you to render our country, our selves and our children into whores for Israel, does not obligate the rest of us to join in your insanity. Idiots like you are the reason the separation of church and state phrase was put into the establishment and free exercise clause of the first amendment. Join hands with the rest of your Christian Taliban brethren and wait for the rapture, or better yet, go to your damn ”holy land” and defend it with your own lives, but leave the rest of us heathens out of it.

    Well said.

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  107. @Sure Thing
    Ward Boston's words:

    https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2007/06/09/insider-tells-the-truth-about-the-cover-up-of-the-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/

    'They lie about everything..'

    Those five guys whooping and hollering and high-fiveing after 9/11 who were arrested?

    Deported back to Israel as they were all Mossad.

    It is simply unbelievable the level of complicity existing at the very upper reaches of the American Establishment: this is treason folks.

    Traitor John McCain confronted about USS Liberty cover-up:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/05/30/john-mccain-calls-american-patriot-a-jerk-for-questioning-him-about-uss-liberty-cover-up/

    John McCain Praises Father’s Whitewashing of Israel’s Attack on the USS LIBERTY!:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2011/09/02/john-mccain-praises-fathers-whitewashing-of-israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/

    More on ‘Dancing Israelis’ and 9/11 from Scottish Sunday Herald:


    Five Israelis Were Seen Filming
    As Jet Liners Ploughed Into
    The Twin Towers
    On September 11, 2001
    Were they part of a massive spy ring which shadowed
    the 9/11 hijackers and knew that al-Qaeda planned
    a devastating terrorist attack on the USA?

    http://rense.com/general44/those.htm

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  108. @Cloak And Dagger
    A small privileged group (less than 2%) with disproportionate privileged representation through crony capitalism, cronyism, political manipulations, etc., results in skewed averages and BS statistics.

    Besides, they are constantly telling us how smart they are and how they are chosen. Unfortunately, some people believe them as you appear to. Little wonder that people believe polls.

    The manipulation of the financial system is certainly more related to cronyism and Jewish cohesiveness than to intelligence. That might even be true of the legal system. However, when you get to high IQ endeavors like mathematics and physics Ashkenazi Jews are over represented as compared to their percentage of the population – even compared to whites and Asians.

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    when you get to high IQ endeavors like mathematics and physics Ashkenazi Jews are over represented as compared to their percentage of the population – even compared to whites and Asians.
     
    Sorry I don't buy it. I am in the Silicon Valley, surrounded by high IQ people and the vast majority are non-Jewish - that is not to say that places like Facebook and Google don't have Jews at the top - coming from Harvard and Stanford - institutions with privileged access. It is also the case that most VCs in the Silicon valley are owned/run by Jews (not all) and it is harder for the unchosen to get funded than otherwise - I know this from experience.

    Over representation is not a sign of superior intellect. Often it is privileged access to the top schools and opportunities not afforded to others. Just as over representation of Jews in Hollywood is not an indication that others can't act as well, or over representation in media indicating that there are no other journalists. There are tons of articles on this subjec.

    I don't think that it is debatable anymore that privilege has afforded opportunities to Jews in this country that is not available to the rest of us. That would have been considered an antisemitic perspective at one point, but there is enough evidence to support that today. It is not antisemitic if it is a fact.
  109. @Realist
    " It’s simply the fact that we have no idea what our “leaders” are agreeing to."

    That has been the case for decades.

    “”It’s simply the fact that we have no idea what our “leaders” are agreeing to.”

    That has been the case for decades.”

    Indeed you are correct, Realist. I would like to feel hopey and changey about that being different.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

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  110. @Philip Giraldi
    Check this out folks - during this month's congressional recess fifty freshman congressmen are being flown to Israel on AIPAC's dime to be briefed by the Israeli government on the Iran deal. Excuse me, but people should be outraged by this yet it hasn't even appeared anywhere in the mainstream media.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/freshmen-congresspeople-sabotage

    And Bibi is appealing directly to American Jews to have them actively oppose the agreement.

    http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.668969

    Will add to following link as well:

    Israel lobby influenced (owned) Congress pushes to derail Iran deal for Iran war:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/03/10/netanyahu-us-congress-hawks-want-to-torpedo-iran-nuclear-talks/

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  111. Rand Paul kows to Israel lobby as well:

    Paul Endorses Military Action Against Iran

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/paul-endorses-military-action-against-iran/

    Rand Paul: Fraud, Failure, Liar

    This time, he’s crossed the Rubicon

    http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/07/28/rand-paul-fraud-failure-liar/

    Flip-flopping Rand again:

    As debate looms, Rand Paul sees a chance to be GOP dove:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-debate-looms-rand-paul-sees-a-chance-to-be-the-gop-dove/2015/08/02/f1b4450e-3927-11e5-8e98-115a3cf7d7ae_story.html

    Rand certainly isn’t his Dad:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

    Chris Matthews should do some more research before saying Rand is anti-war as he conveyed in following ‘Hardball’ segment from yesterday:

    http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/fmr.-rep.-ron-paul-plays-hardball-497808451691

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    The votes and funds of Christian Zionists and Jews are more important than the handful of people who are conscious of what is really going on. Paul also said what he said when it looked like it was inevitably going to pass. You really think if he had the deciding vote, he'd vote to kill the deal? I don't.

    And, oh: reminder that "The Emergency Committee for Israel" is Bill Kristol's outfit.

  112. @MarkinLA
    The manipulation of the financial system is certainly more related to cronyism and Jewish cohesiveness than to intelligence. That might even be true of the legal system. However, when you get to high IQ endeavors like mathematics and physics Ashkenazi Jews are over represented as compared to their percentage of the population - even compared to whites and Asians.

    when you get to high IQ endeavors like mathematics and physics Ashkenazi Jews are over represented as compared to their percentage of the population – even compared to whites and Asians.

    Sorry I don’t buy it. I am in the Silicon Valley, surrounded by high IQ people and the vast majority are non-Jewish – that is not to say that places like Facebook and Google don’t have Jews at the top – coming from Harvard and Stanford – institutions with privileged access. It is also the case that most VCs in the Silicon valley are owned/run by Jews (not all) and it is harder for the unchosen to get funded than otherwise – I know this from experience.

    Over representation is not a sign of superior intellect. Often it is privileged access to the top schools and opportunities not afforded to others. Just as over representation of Jews in Hollywood is not an indication that others can’t act as well, or over representation in media indicating that there are no other journalists. There are tons of articles on this subjec.

    I don’t think that it is debatable anymore that privilege has afforded opportunities to Jews in this country that is not available to the rest of us. That would have been considered an antisemitic perspective at one point, but there is enough evidence to support that today. It is not antisemitic if it is a fact.

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  113. @Cloak And Dagger
    A small privileged group (less than 2%) with disproportionate privileged representation through crony capitalism, cronyism, political manipulations, etc., results in skewed averages and BS statistics.

    Besides, they are constantly telling us how smart they are and how they are chosen. Unfortunately, some people believe them as you appear to. Little wonder that people believe polls.

    “A small privileged group (less than 2%) with disproportionate privileged representation through crony capitalism, cronyism, political manipulations, etc., …”

    I agree with that characterization of some Jews mostly the ones with power.
    But the fact remains that a disproportionate number of Ashkenazi Jews have a high IQ.

    “Besides, they are constantly telling us how smart they are and how they are chosen.”

    That chosen crap means nothing to me. I guess it means chosen by ‘God”, but since I am an atheist it is a non sequitur to me.

    I do not like some of the characteristics of some Jews: They look down on other races. They take advantage of others (no compunction).

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  114. But the fact remains that a disproportionate number of Ashkenazi Jews have a high IQ.

    What is the source of that assertion? Because they say so? Can you point me to an accredited study that supports that?

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    http://akarlin.com/2012/08/the-puzzle-of-indian-iq-a-country-of-gypsies-and-jews/
  115. @Cloak And Dagger

    But the fact remains that a disproportionate number of Ashkenazi Jews have a high IQ.
     
    What is the source of that assertion? Because they say so? Can you point me to an accredited study that supports that?
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  116. ” You have to hand it to the Israelis, they certainly know how to accept a bribe completely ungraciously.”

    A Jew never has to be grateful because he thinks that he coerced or conned you into doing something for him.

    Jews see the situation as everything Israel gets from the US government is the result of AIPAC’s had work.

    The Jew sneers at America – “why should I be grateful – I screwed you stupid people – I caused you to do what you did. I used your goodness against you – I made you think that I am a victim – you fall for it every time”

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  117. @The Grate Deign
    The deal with Iran should be opposed for one reason that has nothing whatsoever to do with Israeli-Neocon conspiracy theory. And the reason is that nobody on our side knows what is in it along with the two secret side deals agreed to between Iran and International Atomic Energy Commission.

    If the deal is kept secret from you, then you can be dead certain it's bad for you.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    “And the reason is that nobody on our side knows what is in it along with the two secret side deals agreed to between Iran and International Atomic Energy Commission.”

    That’s completely false. Only a few of those provisions are classified from the public, likely due to the sensitive nature of the situation. That’s not surprising at all. You’re quoting propaganda from neocon outlets like the Washington Free Beacon. Our side is aware of all of the provisions. In any case, the IAEA is run by an American-backed Japanese stooge. We know exactly what’s going on.

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    http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1042336


    Q:

    Why are we not seeing the agreements between Kerry and the Iranians? What’s the reason for the censoring?
     
    A: We ARE seeing the agreement between the P5+1 and Iran.

    It’s not an agreement between “Kerry and Iran.”

    What US may not see is the agreement between IAEA and Iran because the terms of the NPT maintain those agreements and the inspections consequent to them in strict confidentiality.

    Nevertheless IAEA has already breached its obligation to maintain confidentiality —
    LA Times Reports the IAEA is Unlawfully Sharing Safeguards Information with the U.S. Government
    http://armscontrollaw.com/2015/03/17/la-times-reports-the-iaea-is-unlawfully-sharing-safeguards-information-with-the-u-s-government/

    Using confidential information the IAEA was not supposed to disclose, USA has built a mock-up of Iran’s nuclear facility.

    U.S. officials won’t comment on the classified research, which is being conducted at an undisclosed location in the United States. But former officials and private analysts say American agencies have constructed models of the Iranian facilities, relying on informants in Iran, information from foreign governments and voluminous data about Iran’s program collected by the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.

     

    So to cut to the chase, this new replica enrichment facility – which I can’t help thinking of as a Madurodam for US nuclear engineers (“Bill, look at the little Iranian nuclear scientist, he’s going into the centrifuge hall. And look, there’s a little Mossad figure on a motorcycle outside, waiting to kill him when he goes home from work.”). Ok, that got too tangential and too weird to continue. Let’s start that sentence again. . .
     
    , @The Grate Deign
    Divine Right,

    I believe you are mistaken. We do not know what is in the side deals.

    During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, and then again during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Kerry acknowledged that he had not seen the details of the side agreements reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran on July 14.
     
    http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-part-of-the-iran-agreement-2015-7

    Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We're not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign
  118. @SolontoCroesus

    The residents of the “ME” have been hating and slaughtering each other for far longer than there has been “Anglo Zionists” intervention in that region.
     
    Statements like the above are right out of the AngloZio playbook.

    Even if “Anglo Zionist” intervention were the root cause of all those hate-filled savage’s problems,
     
    We have to be smarter than to resort to name calling. It's like tattooing "Ignorant Boobie" on your forehead. It plays into the Hater playbook: they need you to think the Other is less than human so you, as in not them but YOU, the waitress in Detroit, will be rarin' to send YOUR kids to kill 'em.

    Don't let yourself be played that way.


    is that suppose to be somehow the fault of the waitress working 3 jobs to support her kids in Michigan, . .A corrupt fifth column operating against the interests of the home country has destroyed enough American lives and treasure
     
    .

    I'm with you on this sentiment, but Muslims, Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians are not the "fifth column operating against USA;" Israeli/zionists are. USA wages war on the wrong enemy and we get angry at the wrong enemy. Focus.


    Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel’s wars is a high school boy’s ploy.
     
    I agree it would be if that was what I did but I didn't.

    This is Israel's doing. Yes, the people of the USA got bullshitted into killing millions of people for Israel. -- it's happened before --

    see here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1040054

    and here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1040616

    and here: http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1041010

    The guy is a psychopath but there's no disputing his facts.
    The reason Zionists finds it so essential to wall off the truth is because they have only one playbook -- get USA & even stupider Britain to kill people for them, then claim perpetual victimhood. It's not a new strategy -- the ancient Assyrians clobbered Hebrews by a similar tactic.


    Now, what does an honorable nation and people do about the situation? Walk away and let the "auditors bayonet the wounded"? It seems to me if Israel has harmed US, then Americans have a right to make that behavior stop, with all options on the table.

    And yes I do believe it would be craven to walk away from the corpse-strewn states the USA has destroyed in the ME. I don't mean we should stay in ME militarily or even what is called "diplomatically" in US neoliberal-think. I mean we owe the people we have killed and whose states we have destroyed the same obligation to make restitution as any criminal owes his victim.

    Five-year olds know this.

    Why do we have to choose between Israel’s interests or Iran’s interests? Screw them both.

    It would be cowardly to walk away.

    Calling us cowards because we have seen through the bullshit and do not want to see our country destroyed fighting Israel’s wars is a high school boy’s ploy.

    I agree it would be if that was what I did but I didn’t.

    Yah, OK, Obviously not.

    Muslims, Iranians, Syrians, Palestinians are not the “fifth column operating against USA;” Israeli/zionists are. USA wages war on the wrong enemy and we get angry at the wrong enemy. Focus.

    I did not say that Muslims, Iranians, syrians, et.al, were the fifth column. Listen

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  119. How is it even possible for others not Jewish to claim anti-Semitic? The real truth is majority are no from Jewish families in Israel even in the USA and Europe. Most are new radicalized fake Jews who converted in the past 20 years. I known many of them bigots murders racist and thieves. The lie cheat beat women children up who are registered as real Jews like Hitler they are trying to exterminate real Jews Iran is protecting the real Jews from these new converts.
    —-That traitor never needs to be freed from prison a wicked looking man who will hurt others again.

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  120. @KA
    Poll Shows Americans Now Oppose Iran Deal
    Media Campaigns Have Killed Strong Majority Support for Pact
    by Jason Ditz, August 03, 2015
    www.antiwar.com


    This is from the same old play book used against Saddam. Iraq. war supported by overwhelming Americans !!
    Who says one can't dupe one already duped ! Actually experiences help. Zionist will point to the support for the deal among Jews. But its the common Christian White Americans who want to kill Iranians and who want to sanction,they will insist.

    Leftist shitheads will try to explain in RT and on MSNBC why Americans are so stupid and so much invested in war ! They will in next breath will buy Israeli talking heads opinion how Muslim fanaticism still a threat !

    See the links at http://tinyurl.com/AIPACownedCongress for more about Sheldon Adelson, AIPAC and similar behind the media campaign! See links at http://tinyurl.com/jewishmediadomination for who is control/influence of US media as well! Can also see youtube at http://tinyurl.com/zionisttrick for what former Israeli minister conveyed about power/influence of Jews in US and how the anti-Semitic trick is used to suppress any criticism of Israel!

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  121. @Chris Mallory
    Sad that a part of the virgin bride of Christ is chasing after the unrepentant whore wife of the Father.

    “the unrepentant whore wife of the Father.”

    Mr.Mallory, this appears to be a reference to the Jewish people in OT times, and during Jesus’ ministry on Earth, and their sins. Is this particular imagery used in Scripture? If so, where?

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    There are quite a few OT scriptures that compare Israel to an unfaithful whore.

    Jeremiah 3:8
    Deuteronomy 31:16
    It is used several times in the Book of Judges.
    The whole Book of Hosea is about Israel being an unfaithful wife.

    The NT refers to the body of Christians as the Bride of Christ. So, Israel Firsters like Clarice are not focusing their eyes upon their Groom, but are being led astray by the trollop on the street corner.
  122. @Avery
    {"I don’t have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it."}

    The article is about Iran: when you equate Iran with "throat slitters" you definitely show you _do_ have a horse in this race, and you yourself should put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    By "throat slitters" you presumably mean ISIS.
    Iran is the most effective force in the region that can take on and wipe out ISIS if Turkey, US, Saudi Arabia, UK, France,....possibly Israel, stop supporting the "throat cutters" with money, training, logistics, intelligence, etc.

    Israel murdered 34 Americans on USS Liberty and wounded 171.
    Israel murdered, by crushing her to death, American Rachel Corrie.
    Israel planted a spy, Pollard, to steal American intelligence: he caused irreparable damage to US.
    Put those in your crack pipe too and smoke it.

    And you can take Israel: I'll take America (..not the foreign, Neocon infested foreign policy apparatus: the real America).

    Israel lobby influenced (owned) Congress pushes to derail Iran deal for Iran war:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/03/10/netanyahu-us-congress-hawks-want-to-torpedo-iran-nuclear-talks/

    Netanyahu pushing Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan for Mideast vs Iran:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2014/07/13/the-unfolding-of-yinons-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east-the-crisis-in-iraq-and-the-centrality-of-the-national-interest-of-israel/

    Israel Lobby Pushes for US Action Against the Syrian Government (to weaken Iran)

    http://america-hijacked.com/2012/02/12/israel-lobby-pushes-for-us-action-against-the-syrian-government/

    US grants parole to jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/07/29/us-grants-parole-to-jailed-israeli-spy-jonathan-pollard/

    Look what Admiral Thomas Moorer (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) had to say during an interview!:

    “I’ve never seen a President — I don’t care who he is — stand up to them. 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 these 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 H. Moorer, US Navy & Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff during interview on 24 August 1983

    Above appears at following link:

    John McCain Praises Father’s Whitewashing of Israel’s Attack on the USS LIBERTY!
    :

    http://america-hijacked.com/2011/09/02/john-mccain-praises-fathers-whitewashing-of-israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty/

    Also scroll to George Washington’s ‘Farewell Address’ warning via link at bottom of http://astandforjustice.org

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  123. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Make no mistake, the U.S. media and inside the beltway punditry boast about their professionalism and integrity but it all goes out the window when Israel is the topic.

    Both are the laughing stock of the world, including most of US so called “expert community”. It is not just Israel-related, they do live in parallel universe on pretty much any international (foreign policy) issue.

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  124. @Divine Right
    "And the reason is that nobody on our side knows what is in it along with the two secret side deals agreed to between Iran and International Atomic Energy Commission."

    That's completely false. Only a few of those provisions are classified from the public, likely due to the sensitive nature of the situation. That's not surprising at all. You're quoting propaganda from neocon outlets like the Washington Free Beacon. Our side is aware of all of the provisions. In any case, the IAEA is run by an American-backed Japanese stooge. We know exactly what's going on.

    http://www.unz.com/article/the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-just-changed/#comment-1042336

    Q:

    Why are we not seeing the agreements between Kerry and the Iranians? What’s the reason for the censoring?

    A: We ARE seeing the agreement between the P5+1 and Iran.

    It’s not an agreement between “Kerry and Iran.”

    What US may not see is the agreement between IAEA and Iran because the terms of the NPT maintain those agreements and the inspections consequent to them in strict confidentiality.

    Nevertheless IAEA has already breached its obligation to maintain confidentiality —
    LA Times Reports the IAEA is Unlawfully Sharing Safeguards Information with the U.S. Government

    http://armscontrollaw.com/2015/03/17/la-times-reports-the-iaea-is-unlawfully-sharing-safeguards-information-with-the-u-s-government/

    Using confidential information the IAEA was not supposed to disclose, USA has built a mock-up of Iran’s nuclear facility.

    U.S. officials won’t comment on the classified research, which is being conducted at an undisclosed location in the United States. But former officials and private analysts say American agencies have constructed models of the Iranian facilities, relying on informants in Iran, information from foreign governments and voluminous data about Iran’s program collected by the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.

    So to cut to the chase, this new replica enrichment facility – which I can’t help thinking of as a Madurodam for US nuclear engineers (“Bill, look at the little Iranian nuclear scientist, he’s going into the centrifuge hall. And look, there’s a little Mossad figure on a motorcycle outside, waiting to kill him when he goes home from work.”). Ok, that got too tangential and too weird to continue. Let’s start that sentence again. . .

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  125. @JoaoAlfaiate
    So, Ralphie, speaking truthfully about Wolfowitz, Feith, et alia and the question of Palestine is Antisemitism? You want the truth suppressed to protect your little hate state? I can see why: The truth is very damaging to the zionist enterprise and its cheering section here.

    Watch youtube at http://tinyurl.com/zionisttrick for former Israeli minister telling Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman how the anti-Semitic trick is used in US!

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  126. @Ralph Raico
    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi's statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of "seething Jew hatred," paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.

    “I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate”
    Then what is your problem? Perhaps you should address your grievances to the people creating the “facts o the ground” that Mr. Giraldi truthfully and accurately presented in his paper. You do no like the messenger, but it is not the messenger’s fault that the Israel-firsters have been harming the US and defacing a respect to Jewish culture.

    “Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family.”
    Is this an attempt at grim humor of what?

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    • Replies: @Seraphim
    @Is this an attempt at grim humor of what?

    It's a Freudian slip.
    , @JJP
    His comment is strange. He wrote this: https://mises.org/library/taboo-against-truth
    , @AmericaFirstNow
    Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kt8qi0M-M

    Media Bias for Israel Masks Israeli Aggression against Palestinians:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2014/07/11/media-bias-for-israel-masks-israeli-aggression-against-palestinians/

    Israel as motive for AQAP:

    http://tinyurl.com/aqapmotive

    Israel as motive for Underwear Bomber:

    http://tinyurl.com/UnderwearBomber

    What Motivated 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didn't:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivation

    9/ 11 Motive & Media Betrayal:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    Israel as 9/11 motive in Bin Laden's own words from UK Guardian:

    http://tinyurl.com/motive911


    I’d Dump the Israelis Tomorrow –Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ

    Petraeus & Central Command also warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/mehdi-hasan/2010/07/general-petraeus-israel-emails

  127. @Clarice
    You still don't get it, do you? According to several polls taken over the years, the biggest supporters of Israel in the U.S. are not Jews. They are Evangelical Christians. Surprised? Try putting your seething Jew hatred aside for a minute and understand that Jerusalem is the holiest place on the planet for millions of Christians. You folks who have fallen away from the faith of your fathers need to get a grip on this fact because we outnumber you astronomically. We stand with Israel.

    Liberman called Hagee a Moses like figure . Hagee gets all the attention for the Zionist provide to them . No one came to the defense of Graham sr when Nixon tape emerged . He had to grovel at the feet of ADL for readmission in the reservation back. 100,000 email or letters did not pour out in his support .
    Hagee like most politicians are anti American who believe that unless US continues to support Israel ,God will punish US.

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  128. @annamaria
    "I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate"
    Then what is your problem? Perhaps you should address your grievances to the people creating the "facts o the ground" that Mr. Giraldi truthfully and accurately presented in his paper. You do no like the messenger, but it is not the messenger's fault that the Israel-firsters have been harming the US and defacing a respect to Jewish culture.

    "Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family."
    Is this an attempt at grim humor of what?

    @Is this an attempt at grim humor of what?

    It’s a Freudian slip.

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  129. Phil, thanks for your excellent contribution. For what it’s worth, I’ve been listening to you on Scott Horton’s show for years. I never miss an interview.

    When you’re sitting with your CIA buddies, retired and active, please direct the conversation towards topics like this. We – meaning sane Americans interested in having a nice, calm life and stable, peaceful nation – do not have the money to counter their power. It has to come from within our institutions.

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  130. @annamaria
    "I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate"
    Then what is your problem? Perhaps you should address your grievances to the people creating the "facts o the ground" that Mr. Giraldi truthfully and accurately presented in his paper. You do no like the messenger, but it is not the messenger's fault that the Israel-firsters have been harming the US and defacing a respect to Jewish culture.

    "Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family."
    Is this an attempt at grim humor of what?

    His comment is strange. He wrote this: https://mises.org/library/taboo-against-truth

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    • Replies: @RobinG
    Thank you for posting link to this article.

    Indeed, his comment here is weird. Perhaps how rationality flies out the window when Israel is criticized, so not that unusual.
  131. @annamaria
    "I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi’s statements are accurate"
    Then what is your problem? Perhaps you should address your grievances to the people creating the "facts o the ground" that Mr. Giraldi truthfully and accurately presented in his paper. You do no like the messenger, but it is not the messenger's fault that the Israel-firsters have been harming the US and defacing a respect to Jewish culture.

    "Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family."
    Is this an attempt at grim humor of what?

    Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law:

    Media Bias for Israel Masks Israeli Aggression against Palestinians:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2014/07/11/media-bias-for-israel-masks-israeli-aggression-against-palestinians/

    Israel as motive for AQAP:

    http://tinyurl.com/aqapmotive

    Israel as motive for Underwear Bomber:

    http://tinyurl.com/UnderwearBomber

    What Motivated 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didn’t:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivation

    9/ 11 Motive & Media Betrayal:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    Israel as 9/11 motive in Bin Laden’s own words from UK Guardian:

    http://tinyurl.com/motive911

    I’d Dump the Israelis Tomorrow –Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress:

    Petraeus & Central Command also warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/mehdi-hasan/2010/07/general-petraeus-israel-emails

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  132. Won’t see any of following mentioned on US mainstream media either:

    Trump pledges loyalty to Israel:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/07/27/donald-trump-pledges-loyalty-to-israel/

    Jeb Bush, James Baker and the pro-Israel mega donors:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/05/28/jeb-bush-james-baker-and-the-pro-israel-mega-donors/

    Hawkish Hillary Clinton and her Israel first political sugar daddy Haim Saban:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/06/15/hawkish-hillary-clinton-and-her-israel-first-political-sugar-daddy-haim-saban/

    Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban mentioned via links at http://tinyurl.com/aipacownedcongress as well!

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  133. @Hibernian
    "the unrepentant whore wife of the Father."

    Mr.Mallory, this appears to be a reference to the Jewish people in OT times, and during Jesus' ministry on Earth, and their sins. Is this particular imagery used in Scripture? If so, where?

    There are quite a few OT scriptures that compare Israel to an unfaithful whore.

    Jeremiah 3:8
    Deuteronomy 31:16
    It is used several times in the Book of Judges.
    The whole Book of Hosea is about Israel being an unfaithful wife.

    The NT refers to the body of Christians as the Bride of Christ. So, Israel Firsters like Clarice are not focusing their eyes upon their Groom, but are being led astray by the trollop on the street corner.

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  134. @Ralph Raico
    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi's statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of "seething Jew hatred," paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.

    “Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.”

    Is that a strange statement, or is it just me? What if someone said:

    ‘Anti-Aryans come in many forms. There is the insane Jew who attacks German soldiers simply because the SS wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.’

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    This is a tragedy for the history of Jews that your replacement of "IDF soldiers" with "German [Nazi] soldiers" rings true today. The nowadays Lady Macbeth of Knesset and Jewish Lobby has been stained with quite a lot of blood. And not of Palestinians' blood only.
  135. @Marais
    "Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts."

    Is that a strange statement, or is it just me? What if someone said:

    'Anti-Aryans come in many forms. There is the insane Jew who attacks German soldiers simply because the SS wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.'

    This is a tragedy for the history of Jews that your replacement of “IDF soldiers” with “German [Nazi] soldiers” rings true today. The nowadays Lady Macbeth of Knesset and Jewish Lobby has been stained with quite a lot of blood. And not of Palestinians’ blood only.

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    • Replies: @Marais
    Another tragedy: moderate and liberal Israeli voices (and there are many) are rarely (never?) heard in the US media to balance the increasingly shrill, chicken-little-like Likud propaganda:

    ""Israel has had many rightist leaders since Menachem Begin promised "many Elon Morehs," but there has never been one like Netanyahu, who wants to do it by deceit, to mock America, trick the Palestinians and lead us all astray. The man...betrays himself in his own words as a con artist, and now he is again prime minister of Israel. Don't try to claim that he has changed...Such a crooked way of thinking does not change over the years."
    -Gideon Levy, Haaretz 15 Jul 2010

    It’s inexcusable Netanyahu is now bypassing diplomatic channels and directly meddling in our legislature, disrespecting our Executive Branch and State Department, and (even worse) finding enthusiastic co-conspirators in ‘hawkish’ members of Congress.
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    This article was powerful and full of accurate information. Every American that needs to wake up should read this article.

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  137. @Divine Right
    "And the reason is that nobody on our side knows what is in it along with the two secret side deals agreed to between Iran and International Atomic Energy Commission."

    That's completely false. Only a few of those provisions are classified from the public, likely due to the sensitive nature of the situation. That's not surprising at all. You're quoting propaganda from neocon outlets like the Washington Free Beacon. Our side is aware of all of the provisions. In any case, the IAEA is run by an American-backed Japanese stooge. We know exactly what's going on.

    Divine Right,

    I believe you are mistaken. We do not know what is in the side deals.

    During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, and then again during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Kerry acknowledged that he had not seen the details of the side agreements reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran on July 14.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-part-of-the-iran-agreement-2015-7

    Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We’re not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus

    Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We’re not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.
     
    Kerry may be the leader of a "great nation" but neither he nor Pres. Obama nor Wendy Sherman or any other American [emphasis added] leader is king of the world. Nor is the USA or any American or any agency created by the US government responsible for making agreements regarding the NPT, nor enforcing them. That is the sole job of the IAEA.

    As Thomas Shea, former IAEA safeguards official has said, all nations's sovereignty must be respected under the terms of the NPT," and the IAEA may not disclose confidential information where a state and IAEA have made an agreement. If IAEA disclosed confidential information about an agreement between Iran and IAEA, why should the American people expect that IAEA would not similarly disclose information about American agreements with IAEA (USA is a signatory to NPT therefore subject to monitoring by IAEA.

    The Business Insider provided this additional information:

    At both hearings, Kerry contended that the IAEA often entered into highly technical agreements with individual governments whose contents are not made available to other states. In other words, the administration is advocating the secrecy of documents its top diplomats acknowledge they haven't seen yet.

    And Kerry's logic implies that, on at least the narrow question of divulging its side agreements with the IAEA, Iran is entitled to the same treatment as any other Non-Proliferation Treaty signatory. Neither does the importance of the broader nuclear deal seem to necessitate the utmost possible transparency.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-part-of-the-iran-agreement-2015-7#ixzz3hy4LhwDR
     
    Kerry's "implication" is correct. USA is behaving properly in respecting the confidentiality of Iran's agreement with IAEA.
    , @KA
    He didn't since he knew that nothing would get inserted that was not agreed to already.
    It was not like 911 commission report that was done without necessarry field work or proper focus on materials crucial to understanding what and why what happened.
    It was not like the drama to war against Iraq which again no one read what actually was in the intelligence ( M. O Hanlon has admitted that even Hillary didn't read when she voted for war ) report .
    Neither they read anything before casting votes in favor of Israel while it was killing Palestinians in 3009,2011'and 2013 and censuring Gazan . They don't need to read . They are usually told - go and vote- you will be taken care of . They travel like cows going to slaughterhouse to get their moral ovaries removed .
    That is the American reading habit . They get 3 minutes to declare war and 3 years to negotiate for peace .
    Its not like the changing and rearranging words - to day you see,tomorrow its gone- nothing like that -thats what happens to American phone polling where words and emotions are reconfigured to get the war preced the peace as their choice.

    There were 4 other countries . A lot of them are there for America forced them embrace sanctions in the first place by threats . May be a Zionist run US is really becomeing an object of hate and derision and now of plain irrelevance.
    , @Divine Right
    "I believe you are mistaken. We do not know what is in the side deals."

    No, I am not mistaken. We officially do not know some minor details concerning a "side deal" (i.e. not the deal we signed) that won't affect the obligations Iran has under the P5+1 agreement, but we DO know everything that is in the deal we signed. Iran is still obligated to do 100% of what it has already agreed to do. Unofficially, we certainly know exactly what's going on, even with the side deals. The man who runs the IAEA was put there by Washington.

    "Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We’re not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly."

    Once again, our leaders ARE aware of what's in the deal. The quote you provided does not alter this fact. The side agreements that you reference are tangential to the deal and likely regard the implementation of it. Iran is completely obligated to follow what's in the deal we signed and NOTHING they say to the IAEA makes any difference with respect to their obligations in that matter. You're implying that our leaders have signed on to a deal without knowing the details when that is incorrect. We know exactly what we have signed on to. The 'side deals' are not included in and do not impact the deal which we have agreed to. In any case, making a mountain out of an irrelevant mole hill out of blind loyalty to Israel when America's national interest is clearly served by this deal is the real folly.

  138. […] its power over the American political establishment. It strikes me that his latest column, “The War Inside the Beltway,” breaks new ground for him with his comments on the wider context of Jewish power in […]

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  139. @The Grate Deign
    Divine Right,

    I believe you are mistaken. We do not know what is in the side deals.

    During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, and then again during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Kerry acknowledged that he had not seen the details of the side agreements reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran on July 14.
     
    http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-part-of-the-iran-agreement-2015-7

    Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We're not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We’re not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.

    Kerry may be the leader of a “great nation” but neither he nor Pres. Obama nor Wendy Sherman or any other American [emphasis added] leader is king of the world. Nor is the USA or any American or any agency created by the US government responsible for making agreements regarding the NPT, nor enforcing them. That is the sole job of the IAEA.

    As Thomas Shea, former IAEA safeguards official has said, all nations’s sovereignty must be respected under the terms of the NPT,” and the IAEA may not disclose confidential information where a state and IAEA have made an agreement. If IAEA disclosed confidential information about an agreement between Iran and IAEA, why should the American people expect that IAEA would not similarly disclose information about American agreements with IAEA (USA is a signatory to NPT therefore subject to monitoring by IAEA.

    The Business Insider provided this additional information:

    At both hearings, Kerry contended that the IAEA often entered into highly technical agreements with individual governments whose contents are not made available to other states. In other words, the administration is advocating the secrecy of documents its top diplomats acknowledge they haven’t seen yet.

    And Kerry’s logic implies that, on at least the narrow question of divulging its side agreements with the IAEA, Iran is entitled to the same treatment as any other Non-Proliferation Treaty signatory. Neither does the importance of the broader nuclear deal seem to necessitate the utmost possible transparency.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-part-of-the-iran-agreement-2015-7#ixzz3hy4LhwDR

    Kerry’s “implication” is correct. USA is behaving properly in respecting the confidentiality of Iran’s agreement with IAEA.

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  140. STC,

    By your logic, there is still no point in America signing on to this agreement since it’s the job of the IAEA.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    It's not my logic it's the way the NPT and IAEA work.

    But in a way you are correct.

    In his speech today Pres. Obama hammered home that "Iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Ever."

    A new agreement was not needed for that: Iran signed the NPT and the bargain of the NPT, which Iran kept, is that it may develop nuclear technology but it may not weaponize it.

    If you have come to the (correct) conclusion that "there is no point in USA signing on to the agreement since it's the job of the IAEA, then you are starting to expose the kabuki.

    I for one hope the USA does NOT sign the agreement. The agreement imposes some onerous and intrusive burdens on Iran that will inevitably lead to mischief -- US & Israel will almost definitely use the access to harm Iranian scientists or target Iranian facilities.

    As well, a sabotaged deal will expose Israel.
  141. @annamaria
    This is a tragedy for the history of Jews that your replacement of "IDF soldiers" with "German [Nazi] soldiers" rings true today. The nowadays Lady Macbeth of Knesset and Jewish Lobby has been stained with quite a lot of blood. And not of Palestinians' blood only.

    Another tragedy: moderate and liberal Israeli voices (and there are many) are rarely (never?) heard in the US media to balance the increasingly shrill, chicken-little-like Likud propaganda:

    “”Israel has had many rightist leaders since Menachem Begin promised “many Elon Morehs,” but there has never been one like Netanyahu, who wants to do it by deceit, to mock America, trick the Palestinians and lead us all astray. The man…betrays himself in his own words as a con artist, and now he is again prime minister of Israel. Don’t try to claim that he has changed…Such a crooked way of thinking does not change over the years.”
    -Gideon Levy, Haaretz 15 Jul 2010

    It’s inexcusable Netanyahu is now bypassing diplomatic channels and directly meddling in our legislature, disrespecting our Executive Branch and State Department, and (even worse) finding enthusiastic co-conspirators in ‘hawkish’ members of Congress.

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    47 freshman legislators are on their way to Israel to be given the "official line" on Iran. This is disgraceful and every single one of them should be voted out of office in 2016.
  142. @Marais
    Another tragedy: moderate and liberal Israeli voices (and there are many) are rarely (never?) heard in the US media to balance the increasingly shrill, chicken-little-like Likud propaganda:

    ""Israel has had many rightist leaders since Menachem Begin promised "many Elon Morehs," but there has never been one like Netanyahu, who wants to do it by deceit, to mock America, trick the Palestinians and lead us all astray. The man...betrays himself in his own words as a con artist, and now he is again prime minister of Israel. Don't try to claim that he has changed...Such a crooked way of thinking does not change over the years."
    -Gideon Levy, Haaretz 15 Jul 2010

    It’s inexcusable Netanyahu is now bypassing diplomatic channels and directly meddling in our legislature, disrespecting our Executive Branch and State Department, and (even worse) finding enthusiastic co-conspirators in ‘hawkish’ members of Congress.

    47 freshman legislators are on their way to Israel to be given the “official line” on Iran. This is disgraceful and every single one of them should be voted out of office in 2016.

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    • Replies: @Realist
    Democracy is always bought and paid for.
    , @AmericaFirstNow
    Not the first time of course:

    AIPAC arranges for 81 Congressional members to visit Israel

    http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/08/aipac-arranges-for-81-congressional-members-to-visit-israel/
  143. @Ralph Raico
    I have no doubt that Mr. Giraldi's statements are accurate. He is a very trustworthy publicist. Nonetheless, as Clarice so well put it in her well-reasoned comment, this article is nothing but a mass of "seething Jew hatred," paving the road to another Auschwitz. Anti-Semites come in many forms. There is the insane Palestinian who attacks Israeli soldiers simply because the IDF wiped out his family. And there is the apparently sane American intellectual armed with hate-facts.

    Dear Mr Raico,

    If you are the writer affiliated with the Mises institute, then I am a big fan of yours. I have listened to and really enjoyed your lecture series and have read many articles you’ve posted. I do have to say that if this is true, than I definitely am more than just a little baffled at the comment you posted to Mr Giraldi’s article.

    I was so surprised by your comment that I went over Mr Giraldi’s article paragraph by paragraph again to see if I had missed something the first time. I have to say that I haven’t found anything even approaching your description of it as: “… nothing but a mass of ‘seething Jew hatred’ ! Furthermore, as another reader aptly relates, how is someone to understand the description of Mr Giraldi as an “intellectual armed with hate-facts” ?

    As a historian, you of all people, should be able to appreciate the totality of historical factors and forces which result in the policy and philosophy which our country it currently engaged in.

    None of us readers, has the time to do this type of research, but Mr Giraldi has; and over the years, he has dug into the endless procession of facts and assembled a narrative, based of verifiable facts, which shows some consistency and, most importantly may be able to explain, if not fully predict the course of US policy. I’ve personally never understood any of Mr Giraldi’s articles to presume anything more than just a working theory of the causality of current events.

    Maybe these facts are not all that pleasant when exposed to daylight, as they may suggest a duplicitous behavior of some of our compatriots, but that is hardly the critique a historian should be making, and it is hardly Mr Giraldi’s fault for exposing it!

    In spite of occasional comments to the contrary, I personally have never found anything even approaching something as crude as racism on Mr Giraldi’s part in any of his writings. I don’t know Mr Giraldi personally, but nothing I’ve ever read by him betrays even a hint of such a mentality on his part. Quite the opposite, in spite of the occasional incommensurately corrosive criticism, he’s never wavered from scrupulously analyzing events with the rectitude of an objective historian.

    Perhaps “Honi soit qui mal y pense” is a apter description of his less well intention-ed critics.

    PS I might have to re-read your history of WWI and compare it to other sources in order to determine which other “hate-facts” you may have expunged from your treaty !

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    Well, we have all been warned never to use irony on the internet. For violating that rule, Raico deserves whatever consequences he may suffer.
  144. @The Grate Deign
    STC,

    By your logic, there is still no point in America signing on to this agreement since it's the job of the IAEA.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    It’s not my logic it’s the way the NPT and IAEA work.

    But in a way you are correct.

    In his speech today Pres. Obama hammered home that “Iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Ever.”

    A new agreement was not needed for that: Iran signed the NPT and the bargain of the NPT, which Iran kept, is that it may develop nuclear technology but it may not weaponize it.

    If you have come to the (correct) conclusion that “there is no point in USA signing on to the agreement since it’s the job of the IAEA, then you are starting to expose the kabuki.

    I for one hope the USA does NOT sign the agreement. The agreement imposes some onerous and intrusive burdens on Iran that will inevitably lead to mischief — US & Israel will almost definitely use the access to harm Iranian scientists or target Iranian facilities.

    As well, a sabotaged deal will expose Israel.

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that he cannot give Congress a copy of the organization's nuclear inspection document with Iran despite harsh criticism from Republican senators.

    Republicans have criticized the Obama administration, saying Congress has not been given access to the document, which they say is needed to decide whether to vote to approve the deal in September. President Barack Obama is heavily pressing Congress to approve of the deal, which aims to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in economic sanctions relief.

    IAEA chief Yukiya Amano, who met with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he has a legal obligation to keep the document confidential.

    "Imagine if a country provides me with confidential information ... and I do not honor the commitment, no country will share information with us," Amano told reporters after the meeting.

    "That is the case with the United States, too," he said. "We have a confidential agreement with the United States, and I cannot share it."
     
    http://news.yahoo.com/us-official-share-details-nuclear-pact-iran-154946441.html
  145. @Philip Giraldi
    47 freshman legislators are on their way to Israel to be given the "official line" on Iran. This is disgraceful and every single one of them should be voted out of office in 2016.

    Democracy is always bought and paid for.

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  146. “Disgraceful” is too kind word for it. Maybe they’ll do everyone a favor and stay there – especially Senator Norman Bates (aka as Tom Cotton, Bill Kristol’s alter ego).

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  147. @Don Nash
    Well said Mr. Giraldi. However, Israel first is Israel first and the US Congress has that mantra tattooed on the keister of every last member of Congress. Congress will be left holding one very large bag of stupid as the world resumes normal relations with Iran. Nations are lining up to begin business with Iran and the US will have Israel. Wow, is that a "deal" or what...

    America just never learns and keeps shooting it’s self in the foot because Israel holds the gun.

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  148. @AmericaFirstNow
    Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kt8qi0M-M

    Media Bias for Israel Masks Israeli Aggression against Palestinians:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2014/07/11/media-bias-for-israel-masks-israeli-aggression-against-palestinians/

    Israel as motive for AQAP:

    http://tinyurl.com/aqapmotive

    Israel as motive for Underwear Bomber:

    http://tinyurl.com/UnderwearBomber

    What Motivated 9/11 Hijackers? See testimony most didn't:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivation

    9/ 11 Motive & Media Betrayal:

    http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

    Israel as 9/11 motive in Bin Laden's own words from UK Guardian:

    http://tinyurl.com/motive911


    I’d Dump the Israelis Tomorrow –Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ

    Petraeus & Central Command also warned of Israel threat to US troops:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/mehdi-hasan/2010/07/general-petraeus-israel-emails

    Israel is like a Sacrificial Anode.

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  149. @jean le baptiste
    "Normal relations with Iran" my @ss. Another desert dweller's screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.

    “‘Normal relations with Iran’ my @ss. Another desert dweller’s screed spewed by a Mussolini wannabe.”

    Dude, you’re a joke. Do us all a favor, and cease publicly humiliating yourself.

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  150. @Philip Giraldi
    Check this out folks - during this month's congressional recess fifty freshman congressmen are being flown to Israel on AIPAC's dime to be briefed by the Israeli government on the Iran deal. Excuse me, but people should be outraged by this yet it hasn't even appeared anywhere in the mainstream media.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/freshmen-congresspeople-sabotage

    And Bibi is appealing directly to American Jews to have them actively oppose the agreement.

    http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.668969

    “Don’t succumb to “political concerns,” he told the Congress, in implicit reference to the power of the Israel lobby, the millions marshaled by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC. And he boldly defined an American national interest that is different from the Israeli one. Israel is the only country in the world that is against this deal, he said. Europe and the Security Council are behind it all the way. And while Benjamin Netanyahu is completely “sincere” in his opposition, Obama said, “As president of the United States, it would be an abrogation of my constitutional duty” to defer to Israel’s wishes on this matter.

    - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/americans-abrogation-constitutional#sthash.i5hA8ho2.dpuf

    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.
    If Obama did it in 2009 or 2011 , he would have been defeated by the issue of ” birth certificate” like Bush was for ” tax increase ” .

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    Looks like Mondoweiss just included the happy-talk sections.

    Obama also said his administration has sent more US taxpayer money to Israel than any other before, and he is already in talks (presumably with Israel's registered foreign agents) to discuss how much more Israel will need and for how long, to maintain it's "qualitative military edge."

    I think Netanyahu is faking.

    This deal is manna from heaven for Netanyahu and Israel: they get to spy on Iran and harass the bejabbers out of them.

    After explaining to Bob Corker's senate committee that IAEA and State agreements were confidential -- the US agreement with IAEA is confidential, she said --Sherman next said that she will show to the senate, in closed session, those versions of the IAEA- Iran agreement that she and her experts were given in the confidence of the negotiating process, for the purpose of providing technical input.

    In his speech at American University this afternoon, Pres. Obama once again repeated the threat to use military force if -- if Iran gets uppity and does not comply with US wishes at some point, or acts to constrain Israel in its slaughter of the Palestinian people.

    Dr. Hooshang Ahmiramadi, head of the American Iranian Council, sent out a letter praising the speech in general, but also condemning the use of military threats against Iran.
    , @Seamus Padraig

    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.
     
    Slight correction: back in 1992, Poppy Bush also stood up to The Lobby by refusing to release loan guarantees until Israel halted settlement construction on the West Bank. Bush took a lot of guff from AIPAC and the ADL over this, but eventually got his way.
  151. @Anonymous
    I don't have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I'll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    “…given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel.”

    That’s not the choice, however. The choice, effectively, is whether we should go to war with Iran. And going to war with Iran, would probably bring about the end of the U.S. government, in much the same way that attacking France brought an end to Wilhelmine Germany. Anyone who wants to go to war with Iran, merely because they dislike Islam (as any reasonable person tends to), is utterly insane. That’s like being in favor of nuking Cleveland (Ohio), because you once had a bad experience with a Slovak-American.

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    • Replies: @KA
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/01/u-s-institute-peace-chair-calls-military-response-global-conflicts/

    Stephen Hadley another mastermind behind Niger forgery is the Director of the Institute of Peace. Daniel Pipes used that podium to spread anti Muslim diatribe and ant Arab racism .

    Bush was spoken to by Jesus to wage war.
    Boykins and Graham heard the Jesus's call to bring Bble to Jordan and Somalia .

    Fox ,CN ratings were going up in ratings every time they would repeat Neocon mantra of spreading democracy.

    But none of these are good reasons to dislike peace,hate Christianity,and abhor democracy.

  152. @Philip Giraldi
    47 freshman legislators are on their way to Israel to be given the "official line" on Iran. This is disgraceful and every single one of them should be voted out of office in 2016.

    Not the first time of course:

    AIPAC arranges for 81 Congressional members to visit Israel

    http://america-hijacked.com/2011/08/08/aipac-arranges-for-81-congressional-members-to-visit-israel/

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  153. http://atimes.com/2015/08/light-at-the-end-of-afghan-tunnel/

    Will peace in Afgahnistan shatter the dream of the neocons? One step at a time.
    Ukraine is slipping away from neocons. Kabul is ready to seek real peace under tutelage of China,
    Obama has said F * off to bunch of shithead floating on Adelson’s Macau money .
    Afghanistan where the nightmares started when the neocons lulled American to morbid comatose state of servile consciousness ,seems to be saying to the neocons inspired and infiltrated war machine to F* off!

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  154. @Anonymous
    I don't have a horse in this race either way, but given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I'll take Israel. Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

    That’s what happens when someone smokes ecstasy . Israel is the hub of manufacturing and distributing ecstasy . Prostitution come close second. Third is in the line is how to keep American white enthralled by the Zionism to keep other two running without being convicted .

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  155. @KA
    "Don’t succumb to “political concerns,” he told the Congress, in implicit reference to the power of the Israel lobby, the millions marshaled by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC. And he boldly defined an American national interest that is different from the Israeli one. Israel is the only country in the world that is against this deal, he said. Europe and the Security Council are behind it all the way. And while Benjamin Netanyahu is completely “sincere” in his opposition, Obama said, “As president of the United States, it would be an abrogation of my constitutional duty” to defer to Israel’s wishes on this matter.

    - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/americans-abrogation-constitutional#sthash.i5hA8ho2.dpuf


    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.
    If Obama did it in 2009 or 2011 , he would have been defeated by the issue of " birth certificate" like Bush was for " tax increase " .

    Looks like Mondoweiss just included the happy-talk sections.

    Obama also said his administration has sent more US taxpayer money to Israel than any other before, and he is already in talks (presumably with Israel’s registered foreign agents) to discuss how much more Israel will need and for how long, to maintain it’s “qualitative military edge.”

    I think Netanyahu is faking.

    This deal is manna from heaven for Netanyahu and Israel: they get to spy on Iran and harass the bejabbers out of them.

    After explaining to Bob Corker’s senate committee that IAEA and State agreements were confidential — the US agreement with IAEA is confidential, she said –Sherman next said that she will show to the senate, in closed session, those versions of the IAEA- Iran agreement that she and her experts were given in the confidence of the negotiating process, for the purpose of providing technical input.

    In his speech at American University this afternoon, Pres. Obama once again repeated the threat to use military force if — if Iran gets uppity and does not comply with US wishes at some point, or acts to constrain Israel in its slaughter of the Palestinian people.

    Dr. Hooshang Ahmiramadi, head of the American Iranian Council, sent out a letter praising the speech in general, but also condemning the use of military threats against Iran.

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    • Replies: @KA
    "He then addressed the prospect of Congress killing the deal, and of the intense lobbying campaign being carried out against the deal, noting the similarity of the rhetoric to that ahead of the 2003 Iraq invasion, explaining that it was many of the same people opposed to diplomacy yet again."
    "The president went on to say that the opponents have a mindset that “puts a premium on unilateral US action” and demonstrates a “preference for military action over diplomacy,” saying that they are exaggerating the threats posed by Iran far beyond what is justified by the intelligence.
    "

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/05/obama-iraq-war-backers-now-trying-to-kill-iran-pact/

    This is still important. Americans know who is pushing for war against Iran.
    Now their own understanding who -despite collective servile silence and active opposition by the media to change it- pushed for war against Iraq are being validated . Its a huge deal. The media doesn't know how to confront the truth in case the worms come out of the can and start scrawling over the faces.
  156. @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "...given the choice of backing the Islamo throat slitters or Israel, I’ll take Israel."

    That's not the choice, however. The choice, effectively, is whether we should go to war with Iran. And going to war with Iran, would probably bring about the end of the U.S. government, in much the same way that attacking France brought an end to Wilhelmine Germany. Anyone who wants to go to war with Iran, merely because they dislike Islam (as any reasonable person tends to), is utterly insane. That's like being in favor of nuking Cleveland (Ohio), because you once had a bad experience with a Slovak-American.

    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/01/u-s-institute-peace-chair-calls-military-response-global-conflicts/

    Stephen Hadley another mastermind behind Niger forgery is the Director of the Institute of Peace. Daniel Pipes used that podium to spread anti Muslim diatribe and ant Arab racism .

    Bush was spoken to by Jesus to wage war.
    Boykins and Graham heard the Jesus’s call to bring Bble to Jordan and Somalia .

    Fox ,CN ratings were going up in ratings every time they would repeat Neocon mantra of spreading democracy.

    But none of these are good reasons to dislike peace,hate Christianity,and abhor democracy.

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  157. @SolontoCroesus
    It's not my logic it's the way the NPT and IAEA work.

    But in a way you are correct.

    In his speech today Pres. Obama hammered home that "Iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Ever."

    A new agreement was not needed for that: Iran signed the NPT and the bargain of the NPT, which Iran kept, is that it may develop nuclear technology but it may not weaponize it.

    If you have come to the (correct) conclusion that "there is no point in USA signing on to the agreement since it's the job of the IAEA, then you are starting to expose the kabuki.

    I for one hope the USA does NOT sign the agreement. The agreement imposes some onerous and intrusive burdens on Iran that will inevitably lead to mischief -- US & Israel will almost definitely use the access to harm Iranian scientists or target Iranian facilities.

    As well, a sabotaged deal will expose Israel.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.N’s International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that he cannot give Congress a copy of the organization’s nuclear inspection document with Iran despite harsh criticism from Republican senators.

    Republicans have criticized the Obama administration, saying Congress has not been given access to the document, which they say is needed to decide whether to vote to approve the deal in September. President Barack Obama is heavily pressing Congress to approve of the deal, which aims to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in economic sanctions relief.

    IAEA chief Yukiya Amano, who met with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he has a legal obligation to keep the document confidential.

    “Imagine if a country provides me with confidential information … and I do not honor the commitment, no country will share information with us,” Amano told reporters after the meeting.

    “That is the case with the United States, too,” he said. “We have a confidential agreement with the United States, and I cannot share it.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-official-share-details-nuclear-pact-iran-154946441.html

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  158. @The Grate Deign
    Divine Right,

    I believe you are mistaken. We do not know what is in the side deals.

    During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, and then again during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Kerry acknowledged that he had not seen the details of the side agreements reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran on July 14.
     
    http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-part-of-the-iran-agreement-2015-7

    Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We're not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    He didn’t since he knew that nothing would get inserted that was not agreed to already.
    It was not like 911 commission report that was done without necessarry field work or proper focus on materials crucial to understanding what and why what happened.
    It was not like the drama to war against Iraq which again no one read what actually was in the intelligence ( M. O Hanlon has admitted that even Hillary didn’t read when she voted for war ) report .
    Neither they read anything before casting votes in favor of Israel while it was killing Palestinians in 3009,2011′and 2013 and censuring Gazan . They don’t need to read . They are usually told – go and vote- you will be taken care of . They travel like cows going to slaughterhouse to get their moral ovaries removed .
    That is the American reading habit . They get 3 minutes to declare war and 3 years to negotiate for peace .
    Its not like the changing and rearranging words – to day you see,tomorrow its gone- nothing like that -thats what happens to American phone polling where words and emotions are reconfigured to get the war preced the peace as their choice.

    There were 4 other countries . A lot of them are there for America forced them embrace sanctions in the first place by threats . May be a Zionist run US is really becomeing an object of hate and derision and now of plain irrelevance.

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  159. “The people involved in that crime—who campaigned for that unconscionable war beginning in 2003 (and still raging)—have never been punished. Many still hold positions of influence, in government or the media (these being thoroughly intertwined). Some of these people continue to publicly hope and pray that the U.S. will bomb Iran, to affect yet another “regime change” after those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.”

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/05/talking-points-on-the-iran-nuke-deal/

    How do they do ? Some simply depend on the persuasive power of racial and religious hatred as the neocons do . Some try by asking Americans worry of the dastardly activities and attitudes among Muslims like -anti gay,anti-woman,anti minorities ,pro torture,anti education ….. etc .Thats what MSNBC ,NYT,and Liberal iterventionsit do .
    ( on a related vein ,that was the possibility of having same American opportunity what made Brezreskvy suggest to Putin to start and own two politicalarties one liberal and one conservative – both doing the same job these 2 parties get done ir -war,exploitation,manufacturing of hate against the low hanging fruit anywhere in the world)

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  160. @JJP
    His comment is strange. He wrote this: https://mises.org/library/taboo-against-truth

    Thank you for posting link to this article.

    Indeed, his comment here is weird. Perhaps how rationality flies out the window when Israel is criticized, so not that unusual.

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    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    re the Ralph Raico comments:

    Anyone can use the name Ralph Raico.

    It's poor form, but not implausible that this guy is not the real Ralph Raico.
  161. @chris
    Dear Mr Raico,

    If you are the writer affiliated with the Mises institute, then I am a big fan of yours. I have listened to and really enjoyed your lecture series and have read many articles you've posted. I do have to say that if this is true, than I definitely am more than just a little baffled at the comment you posted to Mr Giraldi's article.

    I was so surprised by your comment that I went over Mr Giraldi's article paragraph by paragraph again to see if I had missed something the first time. I have to say that I haven't found anything even approaching your description of it as: "... nothing but a mass of 'seething Jew hatred' ! Furthermore, as another reader aptly relates, how is someone to understand the description of Mr Giraldi as an "intellectual armed with hate-facts" ?

    As a historian, you of all people, should be able to appreciate the totality of historical factors and forces which result in the policy and philosophy which our country it currently engaged in.

    None of us readers, has the time to do this type of research, but Mr Giraldi has; and over the years, he has dug into the endless procession of facts and assembled a narrative, based of verifiable facts, which shows some consistency and, most importantly may be able to explain, if not fully predict the course of US policy. I've personally never understood any of Mr Giraldi's articles to presume anything more than just a working theory of the causality of current events.

    Maybe these facts are not all that pleasant when exposed to daylight, as they may suggest a duplicitous behavior of some of our compatriots, but that is hardly the critique a historian should be making, and it is hardly Mr Giraldi's fault for exposing it!

    In spite of occasional comments to the contrary, I personally have never found anything even approaching something as crude as racism on Mr Giraldi's part in any of his writings. I don't know Mr Giraldi personally, but nothing I've ever read by him betrays even a hint of such a mentality on his part. Quite the opposite, in spite of the occasional incommensurately corrosive criticism, he's never wavered from scrupulously analyzing events with the rectitude of an objective historian.

    Perhaps "Honi soit qui mal y pense" is a apter description of his less well intention-ed critics.

    PS I might have to re-read your history of WWI and compare it to other sources in order to determine which other "hate-facts" you may have expunged from your treaty !

    Well, we have all been warned never to use irony on the internet. For violating that rule, Raico deserves whatever consequences he may suffer.

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    • Replies: @chris
    Do you really think he was kidding ? (I thought humor was the spice of irony !)
    I really hope he was; that would be excellent!

    Then I would only have to send him another missive on the finer points of mirth
  162. @SolontoCroesus
    Looks like Mondoweiss just included the happy-talk sections.

    Obama also said his administration has sent more US taxpayer money to Israel than any other before, and he is already in talks (presumably with Israel's registered foreign agents) to discuss how much more Israel will need and for how long, to maintain it's "qualitative military edge."

    I think Netanyahu is faking.

    This deal is manna from heaven for Netanyahu and Israel: they get to spy on Iran and harass the bejabbers out of them.

    After explaining to Bob Corker's senate committee that IAEA and State agreements were confidential -- the US agreement with IAEA is confidential, she said --Sherman next said that she will show to the senate, in closed session, those versions of the IAEA- Iran agreement that she and her experts were given in the confidence of the negotiating process, for the purpose of providing technical input.

    In his speech at American University this afternoon, Pres. Obama once again repeated the threat to use military force if -- if Iran gets uppity and does not comply with US wishes at some point, or acts to constrain Israel in its slaughter of the Palestinian people.

    Dr. Hooshang Ahmiramadi, head of the American Iranian Council, sent out a letter praising the speech in general, but also condemning the use of military threats against Iran.

    “He then addressed the prospect of Congress killing the deal, and of the intense lobbying campaign being carried out against the deal, noting the similarity of the rhetoric to that ahead of the 2003 Iraq invasion, explaining that it was many of the same people opposed to diplomacy yet again.”
    “The president went on to say that the opponents have a mindset that “puts a premium on unilateral US action” and demonstrates a “preference for military action over diplomacy,” saying that they are exaggerating the threats posed by Iran far beyond what is justified by the intelligence.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/05/obama-iraq-war-backers-now-trying-to-kill-iran-pact/

    This is still important. Americans know who is pushing for war against Iran.
    Now their own understanding who -despite collective servile silence and active opposition by the media to change it- pushed for war against Iraq are being validated . Its a huge deal. The media doesn’t know how to confront the truth in case the worms come out of the can and start scrawling over the faces.

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  163. @RobinG
    Thank you for posting link to this article.

    Indeed, his comment here is weird. Perhaps how rationality flies out the window when Israel is criticized, so not that unusual.

    re the Ralph Raico comments:

    Anyone can use the name Ralph Raico.

    It’s poor form, but not implausible that this guy is not the real Ralph Raico.

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  164. @AmericaFirstNow
    Rand Paul kows to Israel lobby as well:

    Paul Endorses Military Action Against Iran

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/paul-endorses-military-action-against-iran/

    Rand Paul: Fraud, Failure, Liar

    This time, he’s crossed the Rubicon

    http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/07/28/rand-paul-fraud-failure-liar/

    Flip-flopping Rand again:

    As debate looms, Rand Paul sees a chance to be GOP dove:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-debate-looms-rand-paul-sees-a-chance-to-be-the-gop-dove/2015/08/02/f1b4450e-3927-11e5-8e98-115a3cf7d7ae_story.html

    Rand certainly isn't his Dad:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

    Chris Matthews should do some more research before saying Rand is anti-war as he conveyed in following 'Hardball' segment from yesterday:

    http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/fmr.-rep.-ron-paul-plays-hardball-497808451691

    The votes and funds of Christian Zionists and Jews are more important than the handful of people who are conscious of what is really going on. Paul also said what he said when it looked like it was inevitably going to pass. You really think if he had the deciding vote, he’d vote to kill the deal? I don’t.

    And, oh: reminder that “The Emergency Committee for Israel” is Bill Kristol’s outfit.

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    Again Rand Paul (during the GOP debate last night) pandered to Sheldon Adelson and the rest of Israel Lobby in saying that he would vote against the Iran Deal putting him in the same company of Jewish Israel 1st (self proclaimed "Guardian of Israel') Chuck Schumer who will be voting against the Iran Deal as well! At least Rand sort of stood by his position to cut off funding to Israel though as such support of Israel was the primary motivation for 9/11 as conveyed via http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal as well.

    Fully aware of Bill Kristol's 'Emergency Committee for Israel' as the links at http://tinyurl.com/aipacownedcongress convey!
  165. @KA
    "Don’t succumb to “political concerns,” he told the Congress, in implicit reference to the power of the Israel lobby, the millions marshaled by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC. And he boldly defined an American national interest that is different from the Israeli one. Israel is the only country in the world that is against this deal, he said. Europe and the Security Council are behind it all the way. And while Benjamin Netanyahu is completely “sincere” in his opposition, Obama said, “As president of the United States, it would be an abrogation of my constitutional duty” to defer to Israel’s wishes on this matter.

    - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/americans-abrogation-constitutional#sthash.i5hA8ho2.dpuf


    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.
    If Obama did it in 2009 or 2011 , he would have been defeated by the issue of " birth certificate" like Bush was for " tax increase " .

    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.

    Slight correction: back in 1992, Poppy Bush also stood up to The Lobby by refusing to release loan guarantees until Israel halted settlement construction on the West Bank. Bush took a lot of guff from AIPAC and the ADL over this, but eventually got his way.

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    • Replies: @geokat62
    Slight correction: Bush Sr. ultimately gave in, this according to Jacob Heilbrunn:

    You know, George Herbert Walker got crucified when he made the same demand and tried to suspend loans to Israel in the wake of the Iraq war. And he was attacked for saying he was just one lonely guy up here, against this enormous lobby. But you know, He had to give in, George Herbert Walker was not able to hold that line. And I haven’t seen any president that’s been able to. (emphasis added) - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2010/10/heilbrunn-says-that-israel-lobby-crucified-george-hw-bush-over-settlements#sthash.67mKqxON.dpuf
     
    , @AmericaFirstNow
    It was Chuck Schumer who opposed Bush, Sr and James Baker back then as well! Keep in mind that Bush, Sr. lost the election to Bill Clinton who was the first president to speak before the AIPAC Israel 1sters shown in following youtube as well:

    The Israel Lobby (VPRO):

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98
  166. I am indeed the real Ralph Raico. My comment was pure sarcasm. I thought that would be obvious from my referring to Clarice’s hysterical screed as well-reasoned. Also from calling the Palestinian insane for attacking Israeli soldiers just because the IDF had wiped out his family. I’m sorry that I unintentionally misled some good people.

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    Thanks Ralph!
    , @Existential Confusion
    Ok, I can now appreciate your intent; well played. The misunderstanding arose because, without knowing you or your stand on the issue, I had no way of realizing you were being ironic. “Clarice’s hysterical screed,” is quite representative of the wonderland, down- the-rabbit-hole reasoning of her ilk.
    , @chris
    Thank you, Ralf!

    I can't get rid of this retarded grin I'm currently sporting on my face! (I may last into the late evening hours) lol

    Trouble was that I never bothered to fully read "Clarice's" nitwit rave and jumped immediately to your comment. (note to self: context!)

    Thanks to you and to Phil for all the excellent work!!!
    , @SolontoCroesus
    I had mentally changed the bleating lamb's name to Hannibal Lecter.
    Thus it required a double-twist to apply Ralph Raico's irony to Clarice's "hysterical screed."

    Sorry, Ralph, did not mean to cause you trouble.

    btw -- another confusion de-confused: I had long thought that a very fine review of C Paul Vincent's "The Politics of Hunger: The Allied Blockade of Germany, 1915 - 1919," on the IHR website was your work, but I see that it is not. http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v07/v07p231_Hall.html

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  167. @Ralph Raico
    I am indeed the real Ralph Raico. My comment was pure sarcasm. I thought that would be obvious from my referring to Clarice's hysterical screed as well-reasoned. Also from calling the Palestinian insane for attacking Israeli soldiers just because the IDF had wiped out his family. I'm sorry that I unintentionally misled some good people.

    Thanks Ralph!

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  168. @5371
    Well, we have all been warned never to use irony on the internet. For violating that rule, Raico deserves whatever consequences he may suffer.

    Do you really think he was kidding ? (I thought humor was the spice of irony !)
    I really hope he was; that would be excellent!

    Then I would only have to send him another missive on the finer points of mirth

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  169. @Seamus Padraig

    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.
     
    Slight correction: back in 1992, Poppy Bush also stood up to The Lobby by refusing to release loan guarantees until Israel halted settlement construction on the West Bank. Bush took a lot of guff from AIPAC and the ADL over this, but eventually got his way.

    Slight correction: Bush Sr. ultimately gave in, this according to Jacob Heilbrunn:

    You know, George Herbert Walker got crucified when he made the same demand and tried to suspend loans to Israel in the wake of the Iraq war. And he was attacked for saying he was just one lonely guy up here, against this enormous lobby. But you know, He had to give in, George Herbert Walker was not able to hold that line. And I haven’t seen any president that’s been able to. (emphasis added) – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2010/10/heilbrunn-says-that-israel-lobby-crucified-george-hw-bush-over-settlements#sthash.67mKqxON.dpuf

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    In that case, we should hope that things go a little better this time.
    , @Sam Shama
    My sense its that it is a small subset of that 1.7% of the population, which mobilises political action. The money of course, comes from herd-behaviour contributions from individual Jews of the full set, and/or directly organised by the rabbis and synagogues.

    The much larger non-Zionist Christian community (and obviously as well, Jews with both brain lobes operational), ought to engage their Jewish friends, show them the evidence (videos, documents testimonials etc) and solicit their help. I estimate that the structure of finance of the Lobby is quite levered, and will therefore collapse rapidly, as individuals withhold contributions. I think you might find this course of action, easier than you think. Once the atomistic contributions vanish, the billionaires, sensing a bad investment, will very likely follow.

    Jewish persons reading this post ought to dwell upon the salubrious effect of reigning in this corrupted, murderous cult: it will start the process of admitting Israel back in the fold of civilised nations, absent which, its citizenry and by extension all Jews, will not be spared the inexorable branding with "Club "Apartheid".

  170. @Ralph Raico
    I am indeed the real Ralph Raico. My comment was pure sarcasm. I thought that would be obvious from my referring to Clarice's hysterical screed as well-reasoned. Also from calling the Palestinian insane for attacking Israeli soldiers just because the IDF had wiped out his family. I'm sorry that I unintentionally misled some good people.

    Ok, I can now appreciate your intent; well played. The misunderstanding arose because, without knowing you or your stand on the issue, I had no way of realizing you were being ironic. “Clarice’s hysterical screed,” is quite representative of the wonderland, down- the-rabbit-hole reasoning of her ilk.

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    • Replies: @Jeff Albertson
    Don't feel bad. Being somewhat familiar with Mr. Raico, I read it as sarcasm, but I have a somewhat unfair advantage; having been married to the same woman for nearly forty years, I'm marinated in the stuff.
  171. @Ralph Raico
    I am indeed the real Ralph Raico. My comment was pure sarcasm. I thought that would be obvious from my referring to Clarice's hysterical screed as well-reasoned. Also from calling the Palestinian insane for attacking Israeli soldiers just because the IDF had wiped out his family. I'm sorry that I unintentionally misled some good people.

    Thank you, Ralf!

    I can’t get rid of this retarded grin I’m currently sporting on my face! (I may last into the late evening hours) lol

    Trouble was that I never bothered to fully read “Clarice’s” nitwit rave and jumped immediately to your comment. (note to self: context!)

    Thanks to you and to Phil for all the excellent work!!!

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  172. […] and its power over the American political establishment. It strikes me that his latest column, “The War Inside the Beltway,” breaks new ground for him with his comments on the wider context of Jewish power in […]

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  173. @Ralph Raico
    I am indeed the real Ralph Raico. My comment was pure sarcasm. I thought that would be obvious from my referring to Clarice's hysterical screed as well-reasoned. Also from calling the Palestinian insane for attacking Israeli soldiers just because the IDF had wiped out his family. I'm sorry that I unintentionally misled some good people.

    I had mentally changed the bleating lamb’s name to Hannibal Lecter.
    Thus it required a double-twist to apply Ralph Raico’s irony to Clarice’s “hysterical screed.”

    Sorry, Ralph, did not mean to cause you trouble.

    btw — another confusion de-confused: I had long thought that a very fine review of C Paul Vincent’s “The Politics of Hunger: The Allied Blockade of Germany, 1915 – 1919,” on the IHR website was your work, but I see that it is not. http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v07/v07p231_Hall.html

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  174. @Existential Confusion
    Ok, I can now appreciate your intent; well played. The misunderstanding arose because, without knowing you or your stand on the issue, I had no way of realizing you were being ironic. “Clarice’s hysterical screed,” is quite representative of the wonderland, down- the-rabbit-hole reasoning of her ilk.

    Don’t feel bad. Being somewhat familiar with Mr. Raico, I read it as sarcasm, but I have a somewhat unfair advantage; having been married to the same woman for nearly forty years, I’m marinated in the stuff.

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  175. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Here’s the Haim Saban formula to influence the minds of the American population. It applies to all Zionist agents operating at many levels in the U.S. It is the power of lies and political, financial, and media control. Very similar to the genuine or fictitious work “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” (I wrote that for all you hasbara trolls out there.)

    From Wikipedia:

    “Saban says his greatest concern is to protect Israel. At a conference in Israel, Saban described his formula. His three ways to influence American politics were: make donations to political parties, establish think tanks, and control media outlets.”

    There you have it. From whence does Jewish power come, trickery! They are also die hards and never stop lying or telling lies upon lies and never ever recant. They also use the disinformation tools of propaganda, paradox, and proxy to fool the public. It’s never them or Israel, always someone or something else. It’s truly frightening how dumbed down the US public is. Also just look at their absolutely statistically impossible representation in media US politics and finance! 1.78 percent of the US population! Come on, it’s a racist tribal network operating in Trojan Horse fashion.

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  176. @geokat62
    Slight correction: Bush Sr. ultimately gave in, this according to Jacob Heilbrunn:

    You know, George Herbert Walker got crucified when he made the same demand and tried to suspend loans to Israel in the wake of the Iraq war. And he was attacked for saying he was just one lonely guy up here, against this enormous lobby. But you know, He had to give in, George Herbert Walker was not able to hold that line. And I haven’t seen any president that’s been able to. (emphasis added) - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2010/10/heilbrunn-says-that-israel-lobby-crucified-george-hw-bush-over-settlements#sthash.67mKqxON.dpuf
     

    In that case, we should hope that things go a little better this time.

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  177. @hbm
    The votes and funds of Christian Zionists and Jews are more important than the handful of people who are conscious of what is really going on. Paul also said what he said when it looked like it was inevitably going to pass. You really think if he had the deciding vote, he'd vote to kill the deal? I don't.

    And, oh: reminder that "The Emergency Committee for Israel" is Bill Kristol's outfit.

    Again Rand Paul (during the GOP debate last night) pandered to Sheldon Adelson and the rest of Israel Lobby in saying that he would vote against the Iran Deal putting him in the same company of Jewish Israel 1st (self proclaimed “Guardian of Israel’) Chuck Schumer who will be voting against the Iran Deal as well! At least Rand sort of stood by his position to cut off funding to Israel though as such support of Israel was the primary motivation for 9/11 as conveyed via http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal as well.

    Fully aware of Bill Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ as the links at http://tinyurl.com/aipacownedcongress convey!

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  178. By all accounts, a war with Iran will finish the US empire – and it will certainly finish the ME project of the State of Israel.
    Haim Saban [a very wealthy Israel-firster in the US] described three ways to be influential in the politics: “make donations to political parties, establish think tanks, and control media outlets.” http://mondoweiss.net/2010/05/a-one-issue-guy-saban-funded-brookings-as-his-personal-power-ranger#sthash.A4xvu1LV.dpuf
    Saban has his own toy called the Brookings Institute.
    There are little doubt that the ethnicity-crazed lunatics have been leading the US to moral and financial destruction in the name of the State of Israel. Let’s see how many intelligent people in the US have enough power and moral fiber to withstand the lunatics’ maniacal push.

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    Exactly! That same Mondoweiss.net link appears at http://tinyurl.com/jewishmediadomination as well! Just heard that fellow Jewish Israel 1ster @RepEliotEngel has joined @SenSchumer in opposing the Iran Deal! What a surprise! NOT! Both should be in the Knesset instead!
  179. @geokat62
    Slight correction: Bush Sr. ultimately gave in, this according to Jacob Heilbrunn:

    You know, George Herbert Walker got crucified when he made the same demand and tried to suspend loans to Israel in the wake of the Iraq war. And he was attacked for saying he was just one lonely guy up here, against this enormous lobby. But you know, He had to give in, George Herbert Walker was not able to hold that line. And I haven’t seen any president that’s been able to. (emphasis added) - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2010/10/heilbrunn-says-that-israel-lobby-crucified-george-hw-bush-over-settlements#sthash.67mKqxON.dpuf
     

    My sense its that it is a small subset of that 1.7% of the population, which mobilises political action. The money of course, comes from herd-behaviour contributions from individual Jews of the full set, and/or directly organised by the rabbis and synagogues.

    The much larger non-Zionist Christian community (and obviously as well, Jews with both brain lobes operational), ought to engage their Jewish friends, show them the evidence (videos, documents testimonials etc) and solicit their help. I estimate that the structure of finance of the Lobby is quite levered, and will therefore collapse rapidly, as individuals withhold contributions. I think you might find this course of action, easier than you think. Once the atomistic contributions vanish, the billionaires, sensing a bad investment, will very likely follow.

    Jewish persons reading this post ought to dwell upon the salubrious effect of reigning in this corrupted, murderous cult: it will start the process of admitting Israel back in the fold of civilised nations, absent which, its citizenry and by extension all Jews, will not be spared the inexorable branding with “Club “Apartheid”.

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    Sam, you are putting me out of a job. When I make such statements they have half the impact as they do when they come from you.

    Once again, people such as yourself have reinforced my faith in the principle of universal justice.

    Keep up the fight, Sam.
    , @Sam Shama
    write enough, and weak double meanings may appear unintentionally
    **reigning = reining
    , @Art
    Sam - great post - love your courage - Art
    , @RobinG
    Sam,
    So many topics in the last thread ($100 million gamble), I'd like to touch a few.

    First, the Palestinian "Right of Return" is primarily a legal designation and is not the same thing as an absolute physical return. While in some cases it might be possible, it would more likely be financial compensation, or a grant in kind (other lands, houses), and the Palestinians are aware of this reality. (As far as the possible "flooding" of Palestine, apparently there is plenty of room. Hasn't Bibi just invited all the Jews in France, as well as converts from Peru, and anywhere else he can find them?)

    Second, Finkelstein's position on 2 states. It reads so rational, so pragmatic. Work with what is possible. I felt swayed. (Maybe I've been foolishly ambitious...) But then I remembered that 2 states are NOT possible. That Bibi and leaders before him have sworn to never allow ANY state for the Arabs. It came out before the election, then he pretended to withdraw. But he has always said that (albeit in private, as well as in Hebrew). So working for 2 states is as pointless as the "peace process" -- the continual deferral of justice. And squandering of whatever effort and good intentions the US might have had. What a betrayal.

    Now, the worst. Medea. I've wavered on airing this, but it comes under the heading of "The fantasy of heroes"-- or heroines. No matter how brave or virtuous, no one should be followed blindly, and unfortunately that is what many of her supporters do, and they have, on several occasions, been led astray. As has Medea, who seemingly takes up causes and protests w/o due diligence.

    Her irresponsible actions and statements regarding Libya made her (along with Amy Goodman, Phyllis Bennis, etc.) a de facto enabler of Samantha Power's R2P No-Fly Zone and the ensuing debacle. Clearly, Medea couldn't bring herself to say that under Qaddafi, Libya had the highest standard of living in Africa, best health care and education; that he was financing projects all over Africa and working on alternative banking to take the continent out of the strangle-hold of economic hit-men. But at least she could have kept her mouth shut! But no, she and the others were blathering "brutal dictator" etc. You may agree, but at that moment the effect, her effect as a "thought leader" was to stop the usual dissenters from questioning the government line. Therefore, I repeat, she was an enabler (however minor) of the destruction of Libya.

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/137847/77/Protestors-Arrested-For-Tearing-Down-Qaddafi-Pictures-At-Libyan-Mission
    "While most of the protestors demonstrated on the sidewalk, Medea Benjamin and Tijhe Barry snuck inside the Libyan mission and took down pictures of Qaddafi."

    Basically, the same script applies to Syria. If she had any remorse, I might be able to forgive her, but she doubles down: she will "speak out" anywhere, anytime. Fine. Then so will I.

    Let's jump to Ukraine. Why are the usual peace activists remarkably quiet, unable to grasp what's going on there? Well, for one thing, one of their leaders is so invested in Pussy Riot that she can't give credit to the side that is actually working for peace. Women's rights? Whatever grievances Pussy Riot may have with their gov't., they express it through shock-style "performance art" such as Youtube videos of group fornication or masturbating with frozen chickens in the back of a grocery store. At least their time in jail for defiling a cathedral gave the world some respite from this nonsense.

    If I seem overly critical of a distinguished person, it's because such skewed priorities in a trusted leader are dangerous.

    Thanks, Sam, for engaging. And many thanks to Phil Giraldi and Ron Unz for providing this forum.
  180. @Sam Shama
    My sense its that it is a small subset of that 1.7% of the population, which mobilises political action. The money of course, comes from herd-behaviour contributions from individual Jews of the full set, and/or directly organised by the rabbis and synagogues.

    The much larger non-Zionist Christian community (and obviously as well, Jews with both brain lobes operational), ought to engage their Jewish friends, show them the evidence (videos, documents testimonials etc) and solicit their help. I estimate that the structure of finance of the Lobby is quite levered, and will therefore collapse rapidly, as individuals withhold contributions. I think you might find this course of action, easier than you think. Once the atomistic contributions vanish, the billionaires, sensing a bad investment, will very likely follow.

    Jewish persons reading this post ought to dwell upon the salubrious effect of reigning in this corrupted, murderous cult: it will start the process of admitting Israel back in the fold of civilised nations, absent which, its citizenry and by extension all Jews, will not be spared the inexorable branding with "Club "Apartheid".

    Sam, you are putting me out of a job. When I make such statements they have half the impact as they do when they come from you.

    Once again, people such as yourself have reinforced my faith in the principle of universal justice.

    Keep up the fight, Sam.

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  181. @geokat62
    Sam, you are putting me out of a job. When I make such statements they have half the impact as they do when they come from you.

    Once again, people such as yourself have reinforced my faith in the principle of universal justice.

    Keep up the fight, Sam.

    :-)

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  182. @Sam Shama
    My sense its that it is a small subset of that 1.7% of the population, which mobilises political action. The money of course, comes from herd-behaviour contributions from individual Jews of the full set, and/or directly organised by the rabbis and synagogues.

    The much larger non-Zionist Christian community (and obviously as well, Jews with both brain lobes operational), ought to engage their Jewish friends, show them the evidence (videos, documents testimonials etc) and solicit their help. I estimate that the structure of finance of the Lobby is quite levered, and will therefore collapse rapidly, as individuals withhold contributions. I think you might find this course of action, easier than you think. Once the atomistic contributions vanish, the billionaires, sensing a bad investment, will very likely follow.

    Jewish persons reading this post ought to dwell upon the salubrious effect of reigning in this corrupted, murderous cult: it will start the process of admitting Israel back in the fold of civilised nations, absent which, its citizenry and by extension all Jews, will not be spared the inexorable branding with "Club "Apartheid".

    write enough, and weak double meanings may appear unintentionally
    **reigning = reining

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  183. @Fran Macadam
    "The Congressmen who are hesitating should remember who has elected them and who pays them."

    That is just the problem. Their regular salaries don't come close to the wealth that comes their way for carrying out donorist special interest policies. As far as being elected, those donorists decide who will get their financial backing, at which point we are allowed to choose one of them.

    "There should be no 'Jewish' policy towards Israel any more than I as an Italian American or my wife who is British born should favor special policies regarding Italy or the United Kingdom."

    Your wife might not, but the Five Eyes Deep State enterprise very much involves favoring special policies regarding the UK and the other Anglo colonial governments.

    There's no way to not have that special "cosa nostra" relationship with Israel, but the rub comes when a recalcitrant Israeli government of the day chooses bad policies that aren't good for Jewish people in Israel either, but are positively harmful to Americans of all persuasions, except perhaps neocon war profiteers.

    “Your wife might not, but the Five Eyes Deep State enterprise very much involves favoring special policies regarding the UK and the other Anglo colonial governments.’

    The Five Eyes intelligence sharing program was established with US interests at heart. Britain and the others provided us intelligence that we could not otherwise have acqired.

    The relationship with Israel has been one-way from day one, brought about by a conniving lobby whose first loyalty is too a foreign country. General Marshall warned us of the disastrous consequences of imposed a Jewish state on the indigenous Arabs.

    “There’s no way to not have that special “cosa nostra” relationship with Israel…”

    Why not? Because of the insidious power of its lobby?

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  184. Phil wrote:

    And why are contemporary genocides in Africa not worthy of a “Special Adviser?”

    Probably because Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, is in love with Paul Kagame:

    when the Clinton Administration pretended to be ignorant of the unspeakable terror and massacres in Rwanda, Susan Rice — who by her own description “was a young Director on the National Security Council staff at the White House, accompanying the then-National Security Advisor, Anthony Lake,” was unconcerned about taking immediate action to stop the killings. Rather, she was fretting about the political consequences of calling the Rwandan tragedy a “genocide.” In a monument to utter moral depravity and conscience-bending callous indifference, Rice casually inquired of her colleagues, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] election?”

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/susan-rice-and-africa%E2%80%99s-unholy-trinity

    And of course this next should come as no surprise:

    Seven large cargoes of small arms worth $6.5 million were flown from Tirana [Albania] and Tel Aviv between mid-April and mid-July 1994 to the [Interahamwe] forces as they carried out the genocide, even during the time when the mass killings were being reported daily by the international news media.” The flights from Tirana were supervised by Israeli personnel. Sarah Leibowitz’s article in Maariv adds a few names as well as information about Israelis training Rwandan military and paramilitary forces and earlier arms sales in 1992 and 1993

    http://azvsas.blogspot.be/2012/07/israeli-arms-sales-to-rwandas.html

    And then we have:

    On July 7, 1998, the same day the government had announced Abiola would be released, Susan Rice and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, led a US delegation to visit the Nigerian president-elect. Abiola suffered a fatal heart attack during the meeting. The information was later leaked that Rice had served him tea during the meeting and that he developed cardiac symptoms and died within minutes of taking the tea.

    According to the Punch, the American delegation met him at 3 p.m.; he died between 3:20 and 3:40 p.m. after taking the tea that Rice served him

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352004

    That’s quite consistent with the policies of Bibi:

    First described by the Western media as a “paranoid fantasy of Hamas” the attempted Mossad assassination of Arab activist Khaled Meshal, in which Jewish agents carrying Canadian passports sprayed a poisonous gas into his ear, is already regarded as one of the most embarrassing incidents in the history of a service known for its homicidal efficiency, though Jewish newspapers such as the NY Times have omitted all news of the breaking story from their Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 editions

    http://www.revisionisthistory.org/palestine26.html

    Susan Rice & Bibi Netanyahu could be considered homicidal lovers of Africa (never mind Obama’s recent making nice speeches about democracy in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, his National Security Advisor Susan Rice might as well be Bibi’s proxy killer)

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    that's mind bending, Ronald Thomas West.

    Susan Rice, in the company of Thomas Pickering, assassinated the Nigerian president-elect.

    Pickering is on almost every ostensibly-pro-Iranian board in DC. He's everywhere, advising groups from NIAC to Atlantic Council.

    We the People are run by homicidal maniacs.

    --

    What was the relationship between the Israelis and Idi Amin? Was the hostage taking of the Air France plane a false-flag? It was not a coincidence that the raid on Entebbe where Yonathan Netanyahu got himself killed, took place as Americans were celebrating the Bicentennial.
    , @Sam Shama
    Hello Ron,
    Welcome back.

    I remember the circumstances and accusations circling Abiola's death in 1998. I recall filing it away as another strange episode among many in the African theatre.

    I have just had a fair bit of Bacchus' offering for Shabbat. My head is spinning. Is it just my current condition, this flight of fancy, that powers a fiction which involves Susan Rice, Kofi Annan and notable others to this cascade?

    Are we truly living this alternate reality?

    Sam

  185. @annamaria
    By all accounts, a war with Iran will finish the US empire - and it will certainly finish the ME project of the State of Israel.
    Haim Saban [a very wealthy Israel-firster in the US] described three ways to be influential in the politics: "make donations to political parties, establish think tanks, and control media outlets." http://mondoweiss.net/2010/05/a-one-issue-guy-saban-funded-brookings-as-his-personal-power-ranger#sthash.A4xvu1LV.dpuf
    Saban has his own toy called the Brookings Institute.
    There are little doubt that the ethnicity-crazed lunatics have been leading the US to moral and financial destruction in the name of the State of Israel. Let's see how many intelligent people in the US have enough power and moral fiber to withstand the lunatics' maniacal push.

    Exactly! That same Mondoweiss.net link appears at http://tinyurl.com/jewishmediadomination as well! Just heard that fellow Jewish Israel 1ster @RepEliotEngel has joined @SenSchumer in opposing the Iran Deal! What a surprise! NOT! Both should be in the Knesset instead!

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  186. @Seamus Padraig

    This is good news . This is the first time in US history . Never before one stood up against Lobby.
     
    Slight correction: back in 1992, Poppy Bush also stood up to The Lobby by refusing to release loan guarantees until Israel halted settlement construction on the West Bank. Bush took a lot of guff from AIPAC and the ADL over this, but eventually got his way.

    It was Chuck Schumer who opposed Bush, Sr and James Baker back then as well! Keep in mind that Bush, Sr. lost the election to Bill Clinton who was the first president to speak before the AIPAC Israel 1sters shown in following youtube as well:

    The Israel Lobby (VPRO):

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

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  187. @Ronald Thomas West
    Phil wrote:

    And why are contemporary genocides in Africa not worthy of a “Special Adviser?”
     
    Probably because Obama's National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, is in love with Paul Kagame:

    when the Clinton Administration pretended to be ignorant of the unspeakable terror and massacres in Rwanda, Susan Rice — who by her own description “was a young Director on the National Security Council staff at the White House, accompanying the then-National Security Advisor, Anthony Lake,” was unconcerned about taking immediate action to stop the killings. Rather, she was fretting about the political consequences of calling the Rwandan tragedy a “genocide.” In a monument to utter moral depravity and conscience-bending callous indifference, Rice casually inquired of her colleagues, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] election?”

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/susan-rice-and-africa%E2%80%99s-unholy-trinity
     
    And of course this next should come as no surprise:

    Seven large cargoes of small arms worth $6.5 million were flown from Tirana [Albania] and Tel Aviv between mid-April and mid-July 1994 to the [Interahamwe] forces as they carried out the genocide, even during the time when the mass killings were being reported daily by the international news media.” The flights from Tirana were supervised by Israeli personnel. Sarah Leibowitz's article in Maariv adds a few names as well as information about Israelis training Rwandan military and paramilitary forces and earlier arms sales in 1992 and 1993

    http://azvsas.blogspot.be/2012/07/israeli-arms-sales-to-rwandas.html
     
    And then we have:

    On July 7, 1998, the same day the government had announced Abiola would be released, Susan Rice and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, led a US delegation to visit the Nigerian president-elect. Abiola suffered a fatal heart attack during the meeting. The information was later leaked that Rice had served him tea during the meeting and that he developed cardiac symptoms and died within minutes of taking the tea.

    According to the Punch, the American delegation met him at 3 p.m.; he died between 3:20 and 3:40 p.m. after taking the tea that Rice served him

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352004
     
    That's quite consistent with the policies of Bibi:

    First described by the Western media as a "paranoid fantasy of Hamas" the attempted Mossad assassination of Arab activist Khaled Meshal, in which Jewish agents carrying Canadian passports sprayed a poisonous gas into his ear, is already regarded as one of the most embarrassing incidents in the history of a service known for its homicidal efficiency, though Jewish newspapers such as the NY Times have omitted all news of the breaking story from their Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 editions

    http://www.revisionisthistory.org/palestine26.html
     
    Susan Rice & Bibi Netanyahu could be considered homicidal lovers of Africa (never mind Obama's recent making nice speeches about democracy in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, his National Security Advisor Susan Rice might as well be Bibi's proxy killer)

    that’s mind bending, Ronald Thomas West.

    Susan Rice, in the company of Thomas Pickering, assassinated the Nigerian president-elect.

    Pickering is on almost every ostensibly-pro-Iranian board in DC. He’s everywhere, advising groups from NIAC to Atlantic Council.

    We the People are run by homicidal maniacs.

    What was the relationship between the Israelis and Idi Amin? Was the hostage taking of the Air France plane a false-flag? It was not a coincidence that the raid on Entebbe where Yonathan Netanyahu got himself killed, took place as Americans were celebrating the Bicentennial.

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/revealed-how-israel-helped-amin-to-take-power-100683.html
  188. AIPAC doesn’t have the courage nor honesty to own up. at least mafias and terrorists do all the time
    after committing any crimes

    http://www.lobelog.com/aipac-bristles-at-obamas-reminder-of-iraq-war-lobbying/

    AIPAC should get a copy of -http://mondoweiss.net/2012/02/the-iraq-war-coverup-what-did-aipac-do-and-when-did-it-do-it
    and of -http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/08/06/the-liberation-of-us-foreign-policy/
    and of -http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2015/08/06/obama-vs-bibi-fight-to-the-finish/
    and ask -http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/06/sen-schumer-announces-he-will-oppose-iran-deal/
    is it due to this -http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0410/Schumer_Obamas_Counterproductive_Israel_policy_has_to_stop.html?showall- and for this-
    “A few months back Chuck Schumer went to AIPAC and said that he had the name Schumer because Shomer means Guardian, and God had made him the guardian of Israel. He also finished, with a shout: “Ladies and gentlemen, Am Yisrael Chai. In Israel and America the Jewish nation lives now and forever.” Soon after that he said that Gaza ought to be strangled. Charm has never been his strong suit.

    - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2010/10/israels-guardian-sews-up-the-senate#sthash.wwbR3atA.dpuf

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    Add -http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/13004/senate-candidate-seeks-to-soften-anti-iraq-sanctions/

    and -http://www.salon.com/2007/03/16/aipac/--

    "On Monday morning, Cheney got a warm reception and forceful applause for familiar speech lines, such as his assertion that the “only option” against terrorists is to “go on the offensive.” Many rank-and-file members of AIPAC seemed to be spoiling for military action against Iran — “We have to do to them what we did to Saddam,” one delegate told me — but AIPAC’s leadership remained strikingly circumspect about it.


    But AIPAC leaders are pushing for a different kind of offensive against Iran: a new program of sanctions much harsher than any prior one imposed through the United Nations. The plan, which one panelist called a “quiet campaign” to strike at Iran on the financial battlefield, would include increased pressures on foreign allies who do business with Iran, a U.S.-wide campaign of divestment, and other measures intended to put crippling economic pressure on the Islamic republic. Sarah Steelman, the state treasurer of Missouri, described how she has worked to restrict the state’s investments in companies that do business with Iran, and urged AIPAC members to lobby their own state governments to institute similar policies. Steven Perles, a lawyer, explained how it was possible to tie up the assets of the Iranian government and financial institutions by engaging them in lawsuits for their funding of terrorist groups."
  189. @SolontoCroesus
    that's mind bending, Ronald Thomas West.

    Susan Rice, in the company of Thomas Pickering, assassinated the Nigerian president-elect.

    Pickering is on almost every ostensibly-pro-Iranian board in DC. He's everywhere, advising groups from NIAC to Atlantic Council.

    We the People are run by homicidal maniacs.

    --

    What was the relationship between the Israelis and Idi Amin? Was the hostage taking of the Air France plane a false-flag? It was not a coincidence that the raid on Entebbe where Yonathan Netanyahu got himself killed, took place as Americans were celebrating the Bicentennial.
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  190. @Ronald Thomas West
    Phil wrote:

    And why are contemporary genocides in Africa not worthy of a “Special Adviser?”
     
    Probably because Obama's National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, is in love with Paul Kagame:

    when the Clinton Administration pretended to be ignorant of the unspeakable terror and massacres in Rwanda, Susan Rice — who by her own description “was a young Director on the National Security Council staff at the White House, accompanying the then-National Security Advisor, Anthony Lake,” was unconcerned about taking immediate action to stop the killings. Rather, she was fretting about the political consequences of calling the Rwandan tragedy a “genocide.” In a monument to utter moral depravity and conscience-bending callous indifference, Rice casually inquired of her colleagues, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] election?”

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/susan-rice-and-africa%E2%80%99s-unholy-trinity
     
    And of course this next should come as no surprise:

    Seven large cargoes of small arms worth $6.5 million were flown from Tirana [Albania] and Tel Aviv between mid-April and mid-July 1994 to the [Interahamwe] forces as they carried out the genocide, even during the time when the mass killings were being reported daily by the international news media.” The flights from Tirana were supervised by Israeli personnel. Sarah Leibowitz's article in Maariv adds a few names as well as information about Israelis training Rwandan military and paramilitary forces and earlier arms sales in 1992 and 1993

    http://azvsas.blogspot.be/2012/07/israeli-arms-sales-to-rwandas.html
     
    And then we have:

    On July 7, 1998, the same day the government had announced Abiola would be released, Susan Rice and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, led a US delegation to visit the Nigerian president-elect. Abiola suffered a fatal heart attack during the meeting. The information was later leaked that Rice had served him tea during the meeting and that he developed cardiac symptoms and died within minutes of taking the tea.

    According to the Punch, the American delegation met him at 3 p.m.; he died between 3:20 and 3:40 p.m. after taking the tea that Rice served him

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352004
     
    That's quite consistent with the policies of Bibi:

    First described by the Western media as a "paranoid fantasy of Hamas" the attempted Mossad assassination of Arab activist Khaled Meshal, in which Jewish agents carrying Canadian passports sprayed a poisonous gas into his ear, is already regarded as one of the most embarrassing incidents in the history of a service known for its homicidal efficiency, though Jewish newspapers such as the NY Times have omitted all news of the breaking story from their Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 editions

    http://www.revisionisthistory.org/palestine26.html
     
    Susan Rice & Bibi Netanyahu could be considered homicidal lovers of Africa (never mind Obama's recent making nice speeches about democracy in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, his National Security Advisor Susan Rice might as well be Bibi's proxy killer)

    Hello Ron,
    Welcome back.

    I remember the circumstances and accusations circling Abiola’s death in 1998. I recall filing it away as another strange episode among many in the African theatre.

    I have just had a fair bit of Bacchus’ offering for Shabbat. My head is spinning. Is it just my current condition, this flight of fancy, that powers a fiction which involves Susan Rice, Kofi Annan and notable others to this cascade?

    Are we truly living this alternate reality?

    Sam

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    Hi Sam

    The moral inversion is beyond the comprehension of ordinary mortals. So, I don't expect your reaction is unusual. For a glimpse inside the corruption/depravity, I recommend:

    http://www.amazon.com/Profits-War-Inside-U-S-Israeli-Network/dp/1879823012

    ^ Susan Rice is an amateur when compared to Robert Gates & George H.W. Bush
    , @Ronald Thomas West
    I should add we likely haven't had an independent head of the UN since Dag Hammarskjöld had clearly been murdered:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/17/dag-hammarskjold-un-secretary-general-crash

    ^ Of course this will probably be 'investigated' until every eye-witness had finally died, particularly those witnesses who saw the second plane firing on Hammarskjöld's plane, after which the 'official' result will no doubt be 'inconclusive' like all of the previous investigations.
  191. @KA
    AIPAC doesn't have the courage nor honesty to own up. at least mafias and terrorists do all the time
    after committing any crimes

    http://www.lobelog.com/aipac-bristles-at-obamas-reminder-of-iraq-war-lobbying/

    AIPAC should get a copy of -http://mondoweiss.net/2012/02/the-iraq-war-coverup-what-did-aipac-do-and-when-did-it-do-it
    and of -http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/08/06/the-liberation-of-us-foreign-policy/
    and of -http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2015/08/06/obama-vs-bibi-fight-to-the-finish/
    and ask -http://news.antiwar.com/2015/08/06/sen-schumer-announces-he-will-oppose-iran-deal/
    is it due to this -http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0410/Schumer_Obamas_Counterproductive_Israel_policy_has_to_stop.html?showall- and for this-
    "A few months back Chuck Schumer went to AIPAC and said that he had the name Schumer because Shomer means Guardian, and God had made him the guardian of Israel. He also finished, with a shout: “Ladies and gentlemen, Am Yisrael Chai. In Israel and America the Jewish nation lives now and forever.” Soon after that he said that Gaza ought to be strangled. Charm has never been his strong suit.

    - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2010/10/israels-guardian-sews-up-the-senate#sthash.wwbR3atA.dpuf

    Add -http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/13004/senate-candidate-seeks-to-soften-anti-iraq-sanctions/

    and -http://www.salon.com/2007/03/16/aipac/–

    “On Monday morning, Cheney got a warm reception and forceful applause for familiar speech lines, such as his assertion that the “only option” against terrorists is to “go on the offensive.” Many rank-and-file members of AIPAC seemed to be spoiling for military action against Iran — “We have to do to them what we did to Saddam,” one delegate told me — but AIPAC’s leadership remained strikingly circumspect about it.

    But AIPAC leaders are pushing for a different kind of offensive against Iran: a new program of sanctions much harsher than any prior one imposed through the United Nations. The plan, which one panelist called a “quiet campaign” to strike at Iran on the financial battlefield, would include increased pressures on foreign allies who do business with Iran, a U.S.-wide campaign of divestment, and other measures intended to put crippling economic pressure on the Islamic republic. Sarah Steelman, the state treasurer of Missouri, described how she has worked to restrict the state’s investments in companies that do business with Iran, and urged AIPAC members to lobby their own state governments to institute similar policies. Steven Perles, a lawyer, explained how it was possible to tie up the assets of the Iranian government and financial institutions by engaging them in lawsuits for their funding of terrorist groups.”

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    Perhaps BDS movement should learn tactical moves from Sarah Steelman, the state treasurer of Missouri, and Steven Perles, a lawyer.
  192. @KA
    Add -http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/13004/senate-candidate-seeks-to-soften-anti-iraq-sanctions/

    and -http://www.salon.com/2007/03/16/aipac/--

    "On Monday morning, Cheney got a warm reception and forceful applause for familiar speech lines, such as his assertion that the “only option” against terrorists is to “go on the offensive.” Many rank-and-file members of AIPAC seemed to be spoiling for military action against Iran — “We have to do to them what we did to Saddam,” one delegate told me — but AIPAC’s leadership remained strikingly circumspect about it.


    But AIPAC leaders are pushing for a different kind of offensive against Iran: a new program of sanctions much harsher than any prior one imposed through the United Nations. The plan, which one panelist called a “quiet campaign” to strike at Iran on the financial battlefield, would include increased pressures on foreign allies who do business with Iran, a U.S.-wide campaign of divestment, and other measures intended to put crippling economic pressure on the Islamic republic. Sarah Steelman, the state treasurer of Missouri, described how she has worked to restrict the state’s investments in companies that do business with Iran, and urged AIPAC members to lobby their own state governments to institute similar policies. Steven Perles, a lawyer, explained how it was possible to tie up the assets of the Iranian government and financial institutions by engaging them in lawsuits for their funding of terrorist groups."

    Perhaps BDS movement should learn tactical moves from Sarah Steelman, the state treasurer of Missouri, and Steven Perles, a lawyer.

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  193. @Sam Shama
    Hello Ron,
    Welcome back.

    I remember the circumstances and accusations circling Abiola's death in 1998. I recall filing it away as another strange episode among many in the African theatre.

    I have just had a fair bit of Bacchus' offering for Shabbat. My head is spinning. Is it just my current condition, this flight of fancy, that powers a fiction which involves Susan Rice, Kofi Annan and notable others to this cascade?

    Are we truly living this alternate reality?

    Sam

    Hi Sam

    The moral inversion is beyond the comprehension of ordinary mortals. So, I don’t expect your reaction is unusual. For a glimpse inside the corruption/depravity, I recommend:

    http://www.amazon.com/Profits-War-Inside-U-S-Israeli-Network/dp/1879823012

    ^ Susan Rice is an amateur when compared to Robert Gates & George H.W. Bush

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  194. @Sam Shama
    Hello Ron,
    Welcome back.

    I remember the circumstances and accusations circling Abiola's death in 1998. I recall filing it away as another strange episode among many in the African theatre.

    I have just had a fair bit of Bacchus' offering for Shabbat. My head is spinning. Is it just my current condition, this flight of fancy, that powers a fiction which involves Susan Rice, Kofi Annan and notable others to this cascade?

    Are we truly living this alternate reality?

    Sam

    I should add we likely haven’t had an independent head of the UN since Dag Hammarskjöld had clearly been murdered:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/17/dag-hammarskjold-un-secretary-general-crash

    ^ Of course this will probably be ‘investigated’ until every eye-witness had finally died, particularly those witnesses who saw the second plane firing on Hammarskjöld’s plane, after which the ‘official’ result will no doubt be ‘inconclusive’ like all of the previous investigations.

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  195. US neocons, Zionists destroying Israel’s enemies by creating divisions: Journalist:

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/08/423778/US-neocons-Zionists-Syria-Iraq-ISIL

    Israeli-occupied US Congress seeks war with Iran: Analyst:

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/22/421322/Israelfirst-Iran-US

    Israel lobby pushing US to thwart nuclear deal with Iran: Analyst:

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/06/25/417415/Israel-lobby-nuclear-deal-Iran

    US Senate trying to sabotage Iran nuclear talks: Analyst:

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/06/418978/US-nuclear-deal-Iran-P51-Vienna-Zbigniew-Brzezinski-Israel-war-Congress-Senate

    Saw following one as well:

    U.S. Using Iran Inspections to Tweak Targeting in Event of “Military Option”

    When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest sought to placate hawks, he revealed more about the Iran deal than he may have intended.

    http://fpif.org/u-s-using-iran-inspections-to-tweak-targeting-in-event-of-military-option/

    Israel lobby influenced (owned) Congress pushes to derail Iran deal for Iran war:

    http://america-hijacked.com/2015/03/10/netanyahu-us-congress-hawks-want-to-torpedo-iran-nuclear-talks/

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  196. “There is a widespread perception that because the nuclear agreement was reached despite the lobby’s vehement opposition, it must therefore signify a win for Iran, or a loss for Israel and its allies. This is a sheer misjudgment of what the deal represents: it signifies a win not for Iran but for Israel and its allies. And here is why: under the deal Iran is obligated to (a) downgrade its uranium enrichment capabilities from 20% of purity to 3.67%, (b) freeze this minimal level of 3.67% enrichment for 15 years, (c) reduce its current capacity of 19000 centrifuges to 6104 (a reduction of 68%), (d) reduce its stockpile of low grade enriched uranium from the current level of 7500 kg to 300kg (a reduction of 96%), and (e) accept strict limits on its research and development activities. While some restrictions on research and development are promised to be relaxed after 10 years, others will remain for up to 25 years.

    In addition, Iran would have to accept an extensive monitoring and inspection regime not only of declared nuclear sites but also of military and other non-declared sites where the monitors may presume or imagine incidences of “suspicious” activity. The elaborate system of monitoring and inspection was succinctly described by President Obama on the day of the conclusion of the agreement in Vienna (July 14, 2015): “Put simply, the organization responsible for the inspections, the IAEA, will have access where necessary, when necessary. That arrangement is permanent.”

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/07/behind-israels-hysterical-opposition-to-iran-nuclear-deal/

    So why AIPAC ,KKK,and ISRAEL against it?
    This deal is so lopsided and favorable to US. But why don’t they want or like it?
    Nothing succeeds like succeess. Didn’t this crowd derail any chances of negotiations between Saddam and US? A negotiation that would have seen the democratization in Iraq,departure of Saddam,opening of business to US ,and even would have met Israeli demand and saved 5000 lives,80000 injuries and trillion dollars.?

    The reason was to destroy Israel’s enemy even if the enemy had turned the other cheek . That tribe doesn’t use the word Amalkite for no stupid reason. This was the reason the tribe always looks for war whether against Iraq ,Iraq again,Syria,Libya,Somalia,Sudan or against Iran.
    But in the process the parasite has hurt the host beyond any hope of regaining its strength .
    Oneday this rat will label American as Amalekite but only when America comes to its sense and realizes what has been done to it by KKK and AIPAC.

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    @alexander
    Dear Mr Giraldi,

    Is there any greater terrorist act than defrauding the United States out of trillions of dollars to launch a war of aggression against millions of Innocent people who were not a threat to us?

    If there isn't, then this" neocon cabal" and all its belligerent billionaire backers should be held to account for the catastrophic Iraq war, stand trial Nuremberg style and be remaindered to Guantanamo Bay for the duration of their lives....whatever assets they have should be seized by the treasury department and used to pay reparations and repair our Nations balance sheet .

    Once this has transpired we can all move forward in the knowledge and confidence that justice has been served..

    Any future wars the United States is forced to fight should meet all the criteria of self defense or be so authorized within the UN Security Counsel.


    Justice needs to be served !

    100% with you, and just adding a note: ALWAYS look behind the scenes to find the real motives. Ignore the talking heads who are nothing but dogs on a leash, and pay attention to writes his paycheck. Like the Wizard of Oz.

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  198. @Anonymous
    100% with you, and just adding a note: ALWAYS look behind the scenes to find the real motives. Ignore the talking heads who are nothing but dogs on a leash, and pay attention to writes his paycheck. Like the Wizard of Oz.

    Right-O !

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  199. @The Grate Deign
    Divine Right,

    I believe you are mistaken. We do not know what is in the side deals.

    During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, and then again during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Kerry acknowledged that he had not seen the details of the side agreements reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran on July 14.
     
    http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-part-of-the-iran-agreement-2015-7

    Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We're not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

    “I believe you are mistaken. We do not know what is in the side deals.”

    No, I am not mistaken. We officially do not know some minor details concerning a “side deal” (i.e. not the deal we signed) that won’t affect the obligations Iran has under the P5+1 agreement, but we DO know everything that is in the deal we signed. Iran is still obligated to do 100% of what it has already agreed to do. Unofficially, we certainly know exactly what’s going on, even with the side deals. The man who runs the IAEA was put there by Washington.

    “Once again, I expect leaders of a great nation to read before signing. We’re not just downloading an update to Adobe here and ticking the little box that says you agree to the terms. This stuff actually matters. Urging it forward out of co-belligerency with Iran toward Israel is folly.”

    Once again, our leaders ARE aware of what’s in the deal. The quote you provided does not alter this fact. The side agreements that you reference are tangential to the deal and likely regard the implementation of it. Iran is completely obligated to follow what’s in the deal we signed and NOTHING they say to the IAEA makes any difference with respect to their obligations in that matter. You’re implying that our leaders have signed on to a deal without knowing the details when that is incorrect. We know exactly what we have signed on to. The ‘side deals’ are not included in and do not impact the deal which we have agreed to. In any case, making a mountain out of an irrelevant mole hill out of blind loyalty to Israel when America’s national interest is clearly served by this deal is the real folly.

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    It is time to demand that our elected officials declare primary and primary loyalty to the US Constitution, and to adhere to the provisions in this document, especially to the FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS which allow for freedom of speech and press, provides for, actually insists on the separation of church and state, and to petition the government for redress of grievances, an admission that governments are not exempt from doing wrongful things to its citizens and others. Exclusive and primary loyalty to the US means ending dual citizenship and dual loyalties to other nations. It is the core of citizenship.

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  201. @Sam Shama
    My sense its that it is a small subset of that 1.7% of the population, which mobilises political action. The money of course, comes from herd-behaviour contributions from individual Jews of the full set, and/or directly organised by the rabbis and synagogues.

    The much larger non-Zionist Christian community (and obviously as well, Jews with both brain lobes operational), ought to engage their Jewish friends, show them the evidence (videos, documents testimonials etc) and solicit their help. I estimate that the structure of finance of the Lobby is quite levered, and will therefore collapse rapidly, as individuals withhold contributions. I think you might find this course of action, easier than you think. Once the atomistic contributions vanish, the billionaires, sensing a bad investment, will very likely follow.

    Jewish persons reading this post ought to dwell upon the salubrious effect of reigning in this corrupted, murderous cult: it will start the process of admitting Israel back in the fold of civilised nations, absent which, its citizenry and by extension all Jews, will not be spared the inexorable branding with "Club "Apartheid".

    Sam – great post – love your courage – Art

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  202. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Full Marks Mr. Giraldi. Finally a nearly full expose of ZOG (Zionist Occupied Government) and how it extorts $Billions$ from the US Taxpayer to fund endless genocidal wars of mass murder against Palestinians and Muslims everywhere all justified by the endlessly regurgitated mythologies of the “Holocaust” against “God’s chosen people”. Judaism is falsely imbedded in Zionism to provide a smoke screen to cover the immense crimes of what is essentially an international crime syndicate; the state of Israel just provides diplomatic cover. Zionism has so corrupted the US Congress and most of the US government that no political change via the electoral process is possible : The system is hermetically sealed. The Iran Deal is shaping up as an epic battle between the evil forces that hijacked the US government on 9/11 and the little that’s left of America.

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  203. @Sam Shama
    My sense its that it is a small subset of that 1.7% of the population, which mobilises political action. The money of course, comes from herd-behaviour contributions from individual Jews of the full set, and/or directly organised by the rabbis and synagogues.

    The much larger non-Zionist Christian community (and obviously as well, Jews with both brain lobes operational), ought to engage their Jewish friends, show them the evidence (videos, documents testimonials etc) and solicit their help. I estimate that the structure of finance of the Lobby is quite levered, and will therefore collapse rapidly, as individuals withhold contributions. I think you might find this course of action, easier than you think. Once the atomistic contributions vanish, the billionaires, sensing a bad investment, will very likely follow.

    Jewish persons reading this post ought to dwell upon the salubrious effect of reigning in this corrupted, murderous cult: it will start the process of admitting Israel back in the fold of civilised nations, absent which, its citizenry and by extension all Jews, will not be spared the inexorable branding with "Club "Apartheid".

    Sam,
    So many topics in the last thread ($100 million gamble), I’d like to touch a few.

    First, the Palestinian “Right of Return” is primarily a legal designation and is not the same thing as an absolute physical return. While in some cases it might be possible, it would more likely be financial compensation, or a grant in kind (other lands, houses), and the Palestinians are aware of this reality. (As far as the possible “flooding” of Palestine, apparently there is plenty of room. Hasn’t Bibi just invited all the Jews in France, as well as converts from Peru, and anywhere else he can find them?)

    Second, Finkelstein’s position on 2 states. It reads so rational, so pragmatic. Work with what is possible. I felt swayed. (Maybe I’ve been foolishly ambitious…) But then I remembered that 2 states are NOT possible. That Bibi and leaders before him have sworn to never allow ANY state for the Arabs. It came out before the election, then he pretended to withdraw. But he has always said that (albeit in private, as well as in Hebrew). So working for 2 states is as pointless as the “peace process” — the continual deferral of justice. And squandering of whatever effort and good intentions the US might have had. What a betrayal.

    Now, the worst. Medea. I’ve wavered on airing this, but it comes under the heading of “The fantasy of heroes”– or heroines. No matter how brave or virtuous, no one should be followed blindly, and unfortunately that is what many of her supporters do, and they have, on several occasions, been led astray. As has Medea, who seemingly takes up causes and protests w/o due diligence.

    Her irresponsible actions and statements regarding Libya made her (along with Amy Goodman, Phyllis Bennis, etc.) a de facto enabler of Samantha Power’s R2P No-Fly Zone and the ensuing debacle. Clearly, Medea couldn’t bring herself to say that under Qaddafi, Libya had the highest standard of living in Africa, best health care and education; that he was financing projects all over Africa and working on alternative banking to take the continent out of the strangle-hold of economic hit-men. But at least she could have kept her mouth shut! But no, she and the others were blathering “brutal dictator” etc. You may agree, but at that moment the effect, her effect as a “thought leader” was to stop the usual dissenters from questioning the government line. Therefore, I repeat, she was an enabler (however minor) of the destruction of Libya.

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/137847/77/Protestors-Arrested-For-Tearing-Down-Qaddafi-Pictures-At-Libyan-Mission
    “While most of the protestors demonstrated on the sidewalk, Medea Benjamin and Tijhe Barry snuck inside the Libyan mission and took down pictures of Qaddafi.”

    Basically, the same script applies to Syria. If she had any remorse, I might be able to forgive her, but she doubles down: she will “speak out” anywhere, anytime. Fine. Then so will I.

    Let’s jump to Ukraine. Why are the usual peace activists remarkably quiet, unable to grasp what’s going on there? Well, for one thing, one of their leaders is so invested in Pussy Riot that she can’t give credit to the side that is actually working for peace. Women’s rights? Whatever grievances Pussy Riot may have with their gov’t., they express it through shock-style “performance art” such as Youtube videos of group fornication or masturbating with frozen chickens in the back of a grocery store. At least their time in jail for defiling a cathedral gave the world some respite from this nonsense.

    If I seem overly critical of a distinguished person, it’s because such skewed priorities in a trusted leader are dangerous.

    Thanks, Sam, for engaging. And many thanks to Phil Giraldi and Ron Unz for providing this forum.

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    " Thanks Sam, for engaging. And many thanks to Phil Giraldi and Ron Unz for providing this forum. "


    Seconded !
    , @Sam Shama
    Also @alexander

    I know exactly what you mean re: poorly thought out statements from really well meaning people like M.B.

    My own guiding principle is somewhat Hippocratic. Political statements and actions in the ME should be guided by "take actions that do the least harm if there is some stasis and calm", because we do not fully comprehend all the intra-group dynamics.

    In the case of Israel/Palestine though, I think the 1SS is basically what Netanyahu and Bennett are headed for, but in Bennett's version, Palestinians in Area A and C do not get citizenship. This has to be opposed. B.N's call for French Jews to move en masse is a total bluff.

    , @Existential Confusion
    Wonderful post
  204. @RobinG
    Sam,
    So many topics in the last thread ($100 million gamble), I'd like to touch a few.

    First, the Palestinian "Right of Return" is primarily a legal designation and is not the same thing as an absolute physical return. While in some cases it might be possible, it would more likely be financial compensation, or a grant in kind (other lands, houses), and the Palestinians are aware of this reality. (As far as the possible "flooding" of Palestine, apparently there is plenty of room. Hasn't Bibi just invited all the Jews in France, as well as converts from Peru, and anywhere else he can find them?)

    Second, Finkelstein's position on 2 states. It reads so rational, so pragmatic. Work with what is possible. I felt swayed. (Maybe I've been foolishly ambitious...) But then I remembered that 2 states are NOT possible. That Bibi and leaders before him have sworn to never allow ANY state for the Arabs. It came out before the election, then he pretended to withdraw. But he has always said that (albeit in private, as well as in Hebrew). So working for 2 states is as pointless as the "peace process" -- the continual deferral of justice. And squandering of whatever effort and good intentions the US might have had. What a betrayal.

    Now, the worst. Medea. I've wavered on airing this, but it comes under the heading of "The fantasy of heroes"-- or heroines. No matter how brave or virtuous, no one should be followed blindly, and unfortunately that is what many of her supporters do, and they have, on several occasions, been led astray. As has Medea, who seemingly takes up causes and protests w/o due diligence.

    Her irresponsible actions and statements regarding Libya made her (along with Amy Goodman, Phyllis Bennis, etc.) a de facto enabler of Samantha Power's R2P No-Fly Zone and the ensuing debacle. Clearly, Medea couldn't bring herself to say that under Qaddafi, Libya had the highest standard of living in Africa, best health care and education; that he was financing projects all over Africa and working on alternative banking to take the continent out of the strangle-hold of economic hit-men. But at least she could have kept her mouth shut! But no, she and the others were blathering "brutal dictator" etc. You may agree, but at that moment the effect, her effect as a "thought leader" was to stop the usual dissenters from questioning the government line. Therefore, I repeat, she was an enabler (however minor) of the destruction of Libya.

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/137847/77/Protestors-Arrested-For-Tearing-Down-Qaddafi-Pictures-At-Libyan-Mission
    "While most of the protestors demonstrated on the sidewalk, Medea Benjamin and Tijhe Barry snuck inside the Libyan mission and took down pictures of Qaddafi."

    Basically, the same script applies to Syria. If she had any remorse, I might be able to forgive her, but she doubles down: she will "speak out" anywhere, anytime. Fine. Then so will I.

    Let's jump to Ukraine. Why are the usual peace activists remarkably quiet, unable to grasp what's going on there? Well, for one thing, one of their leaders is so invested in Pussy Riot that she can't give credit to the side that is actually working for peace. Women's rights? Whatever grievances Pussy Riot may have with their gov't., they express it through shock-style "performance art" such as Youtube videos of group fornication or masturbating with frozen chickens in the back of a grocery store. At least their time in jail for defiling a cathedral gave the world some respite from this nonsense.

    If I seem overly critical of a distinguished person, it's because such skewed priorities in a trusted leader are dangerous.

    Thanks, Sam, for engaging. And many thanks to Phil Giraldi and Ron Unz for providing this forum.

    ” Thanks Sam, for engaging. And many thanks to Phil Giraldi and Ron Unz for providing this forum. ”

    Seconded !

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  205. @RobinG
    Sam,
    So many topics in the last thread ($100 million gamble), I'd like to touch a few.

    First, the Palestinian "Right of Return" is primarily a legal designation and is not the same thing as an absolute physical return. While in some cases it might be possible, it would more likely be financial compensation, or a grant in kind (other lands, houses), and the Palestinians are aware of this reality. (As far as the possible "flooding" of Palestine, apparently there is plenty of room. Hasn't Bibi just invited all the Jews in France, as well as converts from Peru, and anywhere else he can find them?)

    Second, Finkelstein's position on 2 states. It reads so rational, so pragmatic. Work with what is possible. I felt swayed. (Maybe I've been foolishly ambitious...) But then I remembered that 2 states are NOT possible. That Bibi and leaders before him have sworn to never allow ANY state for the Arabs. It came out before the election, then he pretended to withdraw. But he has always said that (albeit in private, as well as in Hebrew). So working for 2 states is as pointless as the "peace process" -- the continual deferral of justice. And squandering of whatever effort and good intentions the US might have had. What a betrayal.

    Now, the worst. Medea. I've wavered on airing this, but it comes under the heading of "The fantasy of heroes"-- or heroines. No matter how brave or virtuous, no one should be followed blindly, and unfortunately that is what many of her supporters do, and they have, on several occasions, been led astray. As has Medea, who seemingly takes up causes and protests w/o due diligence.

    Her irresponsible actions and statements regarding Libya made her (along with Amy Goodman, Phyllis Bennis, etc.) a de facto enabler of Samantha Power's R2P No-Fly Zone and the ensuing debacle. Clearly, Medea couldn't bring herself to say that under Qaddafi, Libya had the highest standard of living in Africa, best health care and education; that he was financing projects all over Africa and working on alternative banking to take the continent out of the strangle-hold of economic hit-men. But at least she could have kept her mouth shut! But no, she and the others were blathering "brutal dictator" etc. You may agree, but at that moment the effect, her effect as a "thought leader" was to stop the usual dissenters from questioning the government line. Therefore, I repeat, she was an enabler (however minor) of the destruction of Libya.

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/137847/77/Protestors-Arrested-For-Tearing-Down-Qaddafi-Pictures-At-Libyan-Mission
    "While most of the protestors demonstrated on the sidewalk, Medea Benjamin and Tijhe Barry snuck inside the Libyan mission and took down pictures of Qaddafi."

    Basically, the same script applies to Syria. If she had any remorse, I might be able to forgive her, but she doubles down: she will "speak out" anywhere, anytime. Fine. Then so will I.

    Let's jump to Ukraine. Why are the usual peace activists remarkably quiet, unable to grasp what's going on there? Well, for one thing, one of their leaders is so invested in Pussy Riot that she can't give credit to the side that is actually working for peace. Women's rights? Whatever grievances Pussy Riot may have with their gov't., they express it through shock-style "performance art" such as Youtube videos of group fornication or masturbating with frozen chickens in the back of a grocery store. At least their time in jail for defiling a cathedral gave the world some respite from this nonsense.

    If I seem overly critical of a distinguished person, it's because such skewed priorities in a trusted leader are dangerous.

    Thanks, Sam, for engaging. And many thanks to Phil Giraldi and Ron Unz for providing this forum.

    Also

    I know exactly what you mean re: poorly thought out statements from really well meaning people like M.B.

    My own guiding principle is somewhat Hippocratic. Political statements and actions in the ME should be guided by “take actions that do the least harm if there is some stasis and calm”, because we do not fully comprehend all the intra-group dynamics.

    In the case of Israel/Palestine though, I think the 1SS is basically what Netanyahu and Bennett are headed for, but in Bennett’s version, Palestinians in Area A and C do not get citizenship. This has to be opposed. B.N’s call for French Jews to move en masse is a total bluff.

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    In the case of Israel/Palestine though, I think the 1SS is basically what Netanyahu and Bennett are headed for...
     
    Sam, what makes you so confident this is the case, when all the evidence suggests they would rather go down with the ship than see an end to the Zionist project?
  206. @Sam Shama
    Also @alexander

    I know exactly what you mean re: poorly thought out statements from really well meaning people like M.B.

    My own guiding principle is somewhat Hippocratic. Political statements and actions in the ME should be guided by "take actions that do the least harm if there is some stasis and calm", because we do not fully comprehend all the intra-group dynamics.

    In the case of Israel/Palestine though, I think the 1SS is basically what Netanyahu and Bennett are headed for, but in Bennett's version, Palestinians in Area A and C do not get citizenship. This has to be opposed. B.N's call for French Jews to move en masse is a total bluff.

    In the case of Israel/Palestine though, I think the 1SS is basically what Netanyahu and Bennett are headed for…

    Sam, what makes you so confident this is the case, when all the evidence suggests they would rather go down with the ship than see an end to the Zionist project?

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    Geo, I don't trust either one obviously.

    Bennett is the smarter one (and perhaps more devious). You may have read this one:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/opinion/naftali-bennett-for-israel-two-state-is-no-solution.html

    A good majority of Israelis are beginning to see the demographic reality, and know it in the back of their minds that something reasonable must be done. That something, according to Plan Bennett, provides citizenship only to Palestinians living in the Large Settlement areas of Ma'ale Adumin, Gush Etzion and Ariel, leaving the much greater population in limbo under a PA which will essentially have zero fiscal authority or security participation. Naftali talks of economic co-operation. I tend to believe this last bit with reservations. I fear the typical avaricious plunder which will very likely be the result. Naturally there are significant Palestinian elites rather eager to join in the looting. So one needs to approach this very very carefully.

    There is reason nevertheless, to believe that the demographic reality does not escape Naftali, even though Bibi prefers to stick his head in the sands of The Rapture (or in the camel's arse, depending on who you speak with).

    , @Sam Shama
    addendum: both of these characters are fully invested in the Z project, but differ only in their intellectual ability to grasp reality; leaving quite aside the moral basis. The same is true of the AIPAC and others. They have invested so much in the malarkey, that the leadership has little idea on how to tread back from their losing positions (witness Iran deal). My thought in aiding that much needed exit, is to mobilise a boycott of monetary contributions.
  207. @geokat62

    In the case of Israel/Palestine though, I think the 1SS is basically what Netanyahu and Bennett are headed for...
     
    Sam, what makes you so confident this is the case, when all the evidence suggests they would rather go down with the ship than see an end to the Zionist project?

    Geo, I don’t trust either one obviously.

    Bennett is the smarter one (and perhaps more devious). You may have read this one:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/opinion/naftali-bennett-for-israel-two-state-is-no-solution.html

    A good majority of Israelis are beginning to see the demographic reality, and know it in the back of their minds that something reasonable must be done. That something, according to Plan Bennett, provides citizenship only to Palestinians living in the Large Settlement areas of Ma’ale Adumin, Gush Etzion and Ariel, leaving the much greater population in limbo under a PA which will essentially have zero fiscal authority or security participation. Naftali talks of economic co-operation. I tend to believe this last bit with reservations. I fear the typical avaricious plunder which will very likely be the result. Naturally there are significant Palestinian elites rather eager to join in the looting. So one needs to approach this very very carefully.

    There is reason nevertheless, to believe that the demographic reality does not escape Naftali, even though Bibi prefers to stick his head in the sands of The Rapture (or in the camel’s arse, depending on who you speak with).

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  208. @geokat62

    In the case of Israel/Palestine though, I think the 1SS is basically what Netanyahu and Bennett are headed for...
     
    Sam, what makes you so confident this is the case, when all the evidence suggests they would rather go down with the ship than see an end to the Zionist project?

    addendum: both of these characters are fully invested in the Z project, but differ only in their intellectual ability to grasp reality; leaving quite aside the moral basis. The same is true of the AIPAC and others. They have invested so much in the malarkey, that the leadership has little idea on how to tread back from their losing positions (witness Iran deal). My thought in aiding that much needed exit, is to mobilise a boycott of monetary contributions.

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  209. Battle cry is being heard from far

    “If Natan Sharansky, an Israeli closely allied to Netanyahu, gets to write in the Washington Post, “Jews stood up to the U.S. government 40 years ago, and should again on Iran,” I’m allowed to ask why the Washington Post is running appeals to Jewish American dual loyalty.

    - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/semitic-israel-lobby#sthash.0aUpnGYd.dpuf
    US ,ionized this man out of lack of knowledge and out of pervasive dismissive attitude to facts.
    Now he is back,paying back through established conduit .

    Has he ever bothered to stand with the uprise of Palestinians or conscientious soldiers objecting deployment?

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    All we need is a POTUS with a backbone and slap these guys down with a public rebuke: Bibi, Sharansky, Bennett, Adelson, Saban etc. They will not know where to run. Trust me, the Jewish community in this country is actually fed up with these guys. However what you hear is the noise made by the vocal lot. AIPAC, ADL, etc.
    , @Existential Confusion

    US ,ionized this man
     
    If only.
  210. @RobinG
    Sam,
    So many topics in the last thread ($100 million gamble), I'd like to touch a few.

    First, the Palestinian "Right of Return" is primarily a legal designation and is not the same thing as an absolute physical return. While in some cases it might be possible, it would more likely be financial compensation, or a grant in kind (other lands, houses), and the Palestinians are aware of this reality. (As far as the possible "flooding" of Palestine, apparently there is plenty of room. Hasn't Bibi just invited all the Jews in France, as well as converts from Peru, and anywhere else he can find them?)

    Second, Finkelstein's position on 2 states. It reads so rational, so pragmatic. Work with what is possible. I felt swayed. (Maybe I've been foolishly ambitious...) But then I remembered that 2 states are NOT possible. That Bibi and leaders before him have sworn to never allow ANY state for the Arabs. It came out before the election, then he pretended to withdraw. But he has always said that (albeit in private, as well as in Hebrew). So working for 2 states is as pointless as the "peace process" -- the continual deferral of justice. And squandering of whatever effort and good intentions the US might have had. What a betrayal.

    Now, the worst. Medea. I've wavered on airing this, but it comes under the heading of "The fantasy of heroes"-- or heroines. No matter how brave or virtuous, no one should be followed blindly, and unfortunately that is what many of her supporters do, and they have, on several occasions, been led astray. As has Medea, who seemingly takes up causes and protests w/o due diligence.

    Her irresponsible actions and statements regarding Libya made her (along with Amy Goodman, Phyllis Bennis, etc.) a de facto enabler of Samantha Power's R2P No-Fly Zone and the ensuing debacle. Clearly, Medea couldn't bring herself to say that under Qaddafi, Libya had the highest standard of living in Africa, best health care and education; that he was financing projects all over Africa and working on alternative banking to take the continent out of the strangle-hold of economic hit-men. But at least she could have kept her mouth shut! But no, she and the others were blathering "brutal dictator" etc. You may agree, but at that moment the effect, her effect as a "thought leader" was to stop the usual dissenters from questioning the government line. Therefore, I repeat, she was an enabler (however minor) of the destruction of Libya.

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/137847/77/Protestors-Arrested-For-Tearing-Down-Qaddafi-Pictures-At-Libyan-Mission
    "While most of the protestors demonstrated on the sidewalk, Medea Benjamin and Tijhe Barry snuck inside the Libyan mission and took down pictures of Qaddafi."

    Basically, the same script applies to Syria. If she had any remorse, I might be able to forgive her, but she doubles down: she will "speak out" anywhere, anytime. Fine. Then so will I.

    Let's jump to Ukraine. Why are the usual peace activists remarkably quiet, unable to grasp what's going on ther