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What could be better than waking up in time to witness the last few minutes of the historic race between the Champion of Deplorables and the Best Friend of Banksters, and to see Trump emerging victorious! Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to see these scenes at all and especially in sunny Jerusalem where I am now, and thank you, our American friends, for achieving this victory. You were not scared when they called you “racist rednecks”, you did not despair when the CNN said (yesterday) that Clinton had a 96% chance of winning. You did not sat down with a bottle of beer, you still went to the booths and voted, God bless you.

And thank you those who voted against Trump. Ex-Pres. Bush said he did not vote for Trump – why, this news made my day! I am so happy that we do not owe anything, not a single vote in the victory, to the warring Bushmen. It would be embarrassing to find oneself in the same camp as the Butcher of Iraq. John McCain tried to knife Trump, didn’t endorse him – this is also good news. The FBI boss submitted to pressure and supported Clinton instead of adhering to the law: good riddance!

God bless you, my colleagues and editors of the truly great independent American media, Ron Unz of Unz.com, Jeffrey St Clair of Counterpunch, Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com! By attacking the corrupted mainstream media, you preserved the dignity and the meaning of our profession, you delivered analysis and opinions to the thinking working men of America.

God bless you, Julian Assange of Wikileaks, in the windowless room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London! You did so much by publishing the documents nobody dared to touch. Without you, the American people would not know of the evil stratagems in the DNC, of the Podesta plots. You unmasked their plans. These discoveries will provide much material to tomorrow’s media. Let President Donald Trump pardon Julian, for all he did, he did for us, in the great battle against the evil globalizers. And while he’s at it, let him pardon Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, let them go home in honour.

Today, mankind has avoided a great danger. We peered into the abyss of Armageddon and quickly moved away. Now the world can fix its many problems. The Middle East wars will soon be over. With defeat of the Daesh Queen Hillary, the fanatic rebels will leave Aleppo for their bases in the Arabian desert and allow Syrians to rebuild their beautiful land. Let Saudis feed and house the ISIS gangs, perhaps they will be useful camel riders. There is enough space in Saudi Arabia for all the jihadis, let them go there and stay there.

Friendship with Russia will disarm the other source of danger, Eastern Europe. The NATO warmongers will retire to cultivate cucumbers. Estonia will be safe, actually, safer without American tanks. The world does not need so many weapons of mass destruction; the funds can be spent on something better, like affordable medical care for the average Americans. Or indeed infrastructure, as Trump mentioned.

Minority politics did not work. The women, the white women of America gave their votes to Trump, despite being ordered to march with the sisterhood of Madeleine Albright. US citizens of Mexican origin knew they are being used by people who do not care for them: and they did not bother to go and vote for Clinton.

What about the Jews? I’ll surprise you: despite many dark hints to the contrary, Israelis were happy with Trump’s victory. The US citizens living in Israel voted for Trump. Religious Jews (in Israel and in the US) voted for Trump. There was a hysterical scream in the Jewish liberal camp, among the gay parade Jews, or among financial Jews, but this is a small though voluble part of Jewish population.

Indeed Hillary propaganda warriors claimed that all the Jews support Clinton and are afraid of Trump. But not every Jewish woman is called Janet Yellen; not every Jewish man is George Soros (who is very unpopular in Israel) or the CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein. Conservative and observant Jews did not like the push against gender normalcy that seems to be the favorite topic for Clinton camp.

Trump’s idea of a border wall is already a success in Israel: such a wall has been built between Israel and Egypt’s Sinai. Before the wall was built, tens of thousands of African job-seekers flooded Israel; since the wall has been completed about one hundred plucky persons made it. The liberals in Israel demanded to provide full rights to the refugees from Eritrea and Sudan, who were housed in the poor Jewish neighborhoods. There was a lot of aggravation, and the wall solved it all.

In short, the claim for “all the Jews” has been as false as the claim for “all the women”. One can expect that the Jews will produce a new community leadership instead of the old one that had been tainted with hatred to working class whites and to the Christian church. It is possible: Jews are very flexible, and they usually know the difference between what they want and what they can get.

The Palestinians I meet these days in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah do not regret the Fall of the House of Clinton. They have gotten nothing from the Democratic Presidents. They were obedient to AIPAC and quick to veto every pro-Palestinian resolution. Is there a possible solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Yes, this is called One State Solution. Let Israel absorb all Palestinian territories and populations, give them equal rights, as the Americans did to their minorities. Provided the equal rights campaign in the US had been very popular with American Jews, surely they will love to repeat it in Israel, too.

ORDER IT NOW

Palestinian Christians, a big native community, are especially happy with defeat of Clinton who was partial to radical Muslims of the Middle East. They hope the US and Russia will help to rebuild the community and will protect them from the extreme Zionists and Wahhabis’ rage.

The Russians are flabbergasted with Trump’s victory. Yes, many of them hoped and prayed for Trump, but practically all Russians I know of were damn sure that Clinton would win despite the popular vote. After being manipulated for years, the Russians had lost their belief in democratic process. They were certain that the banks, the Pentagon, the Supreme Court and the media will force Clinton’s election through. My friends in the Russian pro-Kremlin media did not believe that in the US, people’s will may prevail over the Masters of Discourse. Ye of small faith, I told them, everything can happen if we want it. Now they learned that not everything is “sxvacheno” (agreed and decided in advance).

Trump’s victory is the great triumph of democracy, the next after the Brexit. Twice within one year, the people of England and America proved they can achieve what they want, even if the globalizing elites of bankers and media will stand against them. We can hope that the elections in Europe will follow this new pattern of true democracy, instead of the fake one practiced recently. France may be first to get her Trump, Marine Le Pen.

If Clinton had won, there would be more transgender toilets, more immigrants and more wars. Not much fun. Now we are entering the whole new world of new ideas and deeds. There are hundreds of suggestions ripe to be implemented. Donald Trump can borrow a leaf from Kennedy’s book and immediately start a nation-wide discussion of what can be done. Trump can harness the energy of the masses like has not been done for a century. And yesterday’s betrayed Sandernistas can take a prominent place in this transformation.

The interesting – and dangerous – part begins right now, after the election. The New York Times has already proposed: “Trump can be a good president. He just needs to forget most of what he said on the campaign trail.” What is good for the New York Times is bad for Trump’s voters and supporters. We hope Trump will avoid the danger of being co-opted by the people who besmirched him yesterday. Let him implement his ideas. And let us help him to lead us into a better and newer world.

Israel Shamir can be reached at adam@israelshamir.net

This article was first published at The Unz Review.

 
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  1. The other day I thought you were daft in your optimism, if not your vision.
    I guess we have more in common with those pessimistic Russkis than we thought!
    Here’s to more peaceable and sane days ahead.

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    Izzy, great stuff, but a bit too optimistic, I fear. The Forces of Evil did not relent for a moment, and the sickly corrupt media continues to explore all avenues of destruction.

    Real Americans must not stop fighting. So far, virtually nothing real has been accomplished. We await some evidence of change from Trump. We have no guarantees.

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  3. I must say I did not enjoy reading Israel’s paean to the election of the Donald.
    I find it rather incredible that he actually believes what he has written, illicitly evoking God who opened the heavens and blessed the American people who have brought Trump into power. Claiming a victory of Good over Evil which will confer great benefits to all mankind. Dreams of Hope springs eternal with the advent of the Age of Trump but realty will reveal that deliverance from domestic and imperial subjugation is not at hand. Life and History will not be changed that easily; you will have to work harder then that. Moreover, nobody knows what a Trump Presidency will usher in, it was a reckless gamble which perhaps offered a chance of changing the status quo for the better, in comparison to business as usual under Clinton. You will have to hold your breath and keep your fingers crossed while you wait.
    I will not congratulate the Trumpsters who inhabit Unz land you may all find your self in the Dumpster soon enough!

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  4. I am fully pro Palestinians and I like your article. All of it hopefully spot on!

  5. Dr. Shamir,
    Are you a prophet, a wise man or both?
    Regardless of what the new president will be able to achieve, your writing is able to inspire the little man. In a saner world the president should send his private jet and invite you to his inauguration. Pray that the crazy liberals won’t instigate turmoil and destroy this big country.

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  6. Bloomberg did outdo even the NYT.

    They suggested Trump to, first and foremost, publicly state how happy he is to have Yellen as the FED’s head..

    By the way, Shamir, thanks for your encouragement and moral support along this election.

  7. Hello Sailor, Finally we can agree on something. Trump’s supporters now need to be ever vigilant and be prepared to protest loudly should any of the Donald’s picks be from the old order of treasonous functionaries. He will be under immense pressure to bend and it will be only with loud and continuous noise from his base that will persuade the lobby to back off and see that Trump’s choices cannot be anything other than in the service of those who made his victory possible.

  8. :D Cheers to everyone!

    Notice how the stock market went up this morning? The whole world is excited. Potentialities fill the air!

    Hillary stood for the status quo, tedium, sanctimony, mass murder, and graft.
    Trump stands for pure crazy, balls of titanium, infinite possibility, and the reality of miracles.

    This is the year of Leicester, Brexit, and Trump! Miracles happen.

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    Though Putin is NOT the puppetmaster behind Trump and certainly not the ‘godfather of alt right’, I think his shadow reaches over the globe.

    Suppose there had been no Putin and Russia had been conquered by globalists and turned into vacationland for lawyers for love. Globalism would have been triumphant with no resistance from anywhere. But Putin did create an alt-Russia different from globalist NGO demands. And he stood firm against homomania as the new proxy of globo-imperialism.
    And he stood firm against moves on Ukraine and NATO imperialism in Libya and Middle East.

    Without Russia, Iran might have fallen due to all those sanctions. But Iran had a lifeline through Russia.

    So, in that sense, the globalists were right to fear Russia as a kind of model and inspiration, even if accidental and unwitting. I don’t think Putin knows or cares much about alt right, and he sure didn’t predict Trump’s rise.

    Russia is much poorer and weaker than the US, but due to size, geography, military, and domestic natural resources, it could withstand globalist mandates forced around the world.

    And that counted for something.

    Even as Americans have been led to hate Putin — and many Americans still see Russia as enemy –, I think even his enemies see a serious man. And Trump’s association of himself with Putin as a firm guy who leads the oligarchs than vice versa had an impact on global perception of what is up.

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    Landmark election and political alignment.

    A GOP candidate won by going against war, wall street, and the rich.

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  11. Knowing that the ‘polls’ were phony (deliberate over sampling of leftists in the hopes of discouraging potential Trump voters from voting) was my indicator early on that Trump had an excellent chance to win. Such efforts would not have occurred unless the elite knew they were in trouble.

    The transition period to the swearing-in ceremony will be especially dramatic, dangerous.

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  12. Time to go to work. I liked Trump’s victory speech, because he seemed to understand that if he goes with “free market” economics and believes the Wall Street-Fed lies about the US doing fine, he’s toast.

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  13. Once more, Shamir helps us to recognize than miracles are the true reality, and that we must work for that. I suggest all Unz’s readers and writers to explain an imortant thing to Trump or his advisers: Blacks were not free to vote for him, and have good reasons to fear basic instincts of people with too much power; but they do appreciate him a lot, despite all the bullshit always told about them. Many reasons for that :
    - No will at all of more and cheaper immigrants in the labour markets;
    - A very deep rejection of homomania, ready to act, because the slave owners used to sodomize young boys, which is a very important way to destroy self esteem and rebellion in a whole community; the descendants of slaves don’t forget those things, it is a kind of collective physical memory, and it is sane for everyone;
    - A very deep sense of the Divine Law about morals, duty and nature; they feel Obama betrayed them, as he acted as a servant for the Masters of Discourse, and had not the required balls to change things for better. They feel he could have done much more if he had relied on them;
    - They don’t respect Hilarious Hillary, though she tries to laugh as much as Blacks do.They know exactly as much as any other Americans about her corruption and her love for Saudi money and fun.
    - They have been sent to die in Afghanistan, Irak, and elsewhere. Contempt and hate against Blacks is very strong between Arabs, so they dont appreciate at all having been sent to death for the Daech queen;
    - Not to say about the neo slavery that globalists try to extend, following the pattern of triangular trade developped by Doron Mamet, the Israeli author of the “gay baby boom”, who rents wombs all over the world (see http://plumenclume.org/blog/140-the-israeli-surrogacy-business)
    - If Trumps shows respect for these knowledge and feelings, and meet the more honest leaders, they will enter his army for the coming American Revolution, and be his most loyal soldiers and generals, at it always happened in national liberation wars.

  14. Not much will change with Trump. Israel will still get whatever it wants and those TBTF Wall Street casinos will keep getting bailouts.
    But at least the Clinton Dynasty is gone and good deal. What a pair of thieving, conniving, greedy, back-stabbing murderers that made most decent people cringe whenever one or the other was speaking.

    And WW III with Russia is on hold, until the same SOBs who set off 9/11 ‘gift’ us again.

    Trump is smart enough to know that if he veers too far off the chosen path, he’ll join JFK in Arlington.

    Until the FED has a stake driven thru its blackened heart and the government starts issing debt-free currency, not much will change.
    If Trump wants to spend 500 billion on American infrastructure, he can easily get that much by shutting down the illegal FED and get that amount in ONE YEAR from the interest to private bankers we would no longer pay.

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  16. “We hope Trump will avoid the danger of being co-opted by the people who besmirched him yesterday.”

    Well, for sure they are going to try. It’s been their very successful MO for the last 30 years and they can offer him power and wealth far beyond anything he already has.

    It’s an open question. He could sell out the Americans who voted for him.

  17. And he stood firm against moves on Ukraine and NATO imperialism in Libya and Middle East

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    I agree with most of what you’ve written, except for the inclusion of Libya in the above sentence.

    If you’ll recall, Russia abstained from voting on the UNSC resolution 1973, sanctioning the use of force against Libya, which allowed the motion to pass.

    I believe Putin is on record saying he made a mistake that he was sure to not repeat when it came to any UNSC votes on Syria.

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  18. On November 10, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Israeli filth, claimed at Algemeiner that Donald Trump didn’t defeat Hillary Clinton but Barack Obama for throwing Israel under the bus on Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

    In fact, Hillary and Trump are both SATAN no matter how you peel them.

    On October 30, 2016, the leader of Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan spoke to an audience full Chicago mosque about his thoughts on November 8 presidential election and the opposing candidates. The topic of his talk was taken from Matthew 12:26, If Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand.

    “Presidential politics won’t provide path to freedom, Black America must do much more than go to polls. My job is to warn you and then get out of the way. Allah doesn’t want you to integrated into White America. They’re holding us hostage,” said Farrakhan.

    Then to elaborated his above statement, he reminded his audience how both Hillary and Trump are controlled by the anti-Black and anti-Muslim Organized Jewry.

    “The bigger picture is not Hillary Clinton. The bigger picture is not Donald Trump. The bigger picture is the Black masses of America and the American people whose lives are at stake,” he said……

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/11/03/farrakhan-hillary-and-trump-are-biblical-satans/

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  19. I have a hard time to believe how naive (dare I say stupid) most Americans are to fall for this mediocre and badly scripted “election” theatre.
    For anyone believing Trump is not a Globalist’s Boy, search for the following connections:

    Trump – Jared Kushner – Lev Leviev – Berel Lazar – Vladimir Putin
    Trump – Steven Mnuchin – Goldman Sachs

    Good luck and good night …

  20. from Mn. Farakhan’s speech “Bigger than Voting,” http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_103362.shtml

    The 83-year-old leader said Black people are being held hostage by Whites while the country is under divine chastisement that will only get worse. He said White America has no more jobs for Blacks to do and the rise of police shootings, the poisoning of water in Black communities and unnecessary vaccinations is White America’s way of deciding what to do with 40 million unwanted Blacks.

    Jeff Halper addresses this essential element of global capitalism and the Israelifi occupation of not just Palestine, not just EU and USA, but of the world: the capitalist system posits surplus people, who are dealt with by using them for cannon fodder (mowing the lawn); putting them in prison (for-profit prisons run by Israelis); reducing their lives to meaninglessness and despair.

    The Global Pacification Industry

    kick this around, Mn. Farakhan: you and David Duke have more in common than not.

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    Assange, Snowden and Manning should share the Nobel Peace Prize for the great service to humanity they’ve rendered. They helped rip the cover off the dirty dealings of government. Nothing like the light of truth to act as a sanitizer. The Bushes and Clintons are responsible for the deaths of very many people around the world but strut around like royalty free to spend their ill-gotten gains. Very few people are willing to go to the next step and utter the words ‘war criminal’ in the same sentence as those people yet that’s what they are. There’s a lot of blood on their hands. Someday the American people might have their blinders ripped off and be able to see those people for what they really are.

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  22. I wish Phyllis Schlafly had lived long enough to see Trump win.

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  23. I hope that Trump truly is taking his cues from the alt – right and not “conservatives” and thus understands that there is no time to rest. Today it’s right back to battling the globalists; give them no quarter because they sure wouldn’t had Hillary won.

  24. it was a reckless gamble

    While I agree that the sprouts of a true revolution will soon be co-opted and wither, and I will agree that it was a gamble, but given the realities I doubt it was reckless.

  25. Yup to all.

  26. Wouldn’t it be great if Assange, Snowden and Manning were all pardoned?

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  27. Farrakhan and David Duke has nothing in common except pulling Organized Jewry’s dirty pants.

    The Jewish media never stops mentioning Duke’s name without belittling him with his past association with anti-Black mafia Ku Klux Klan (KKK), even though several Jews held high positions in the White Supremacist organization.

    Recently the Jewish Lobby has come chasing Duke, who is running for Louisiana State Senate, for making a political wrong statement, Jews control the US media, and international banks.

    “There is a problem in America with a very strong, powerful tribal group that dominates our media and dominates our international banking. I’m not opposed to all Jews. I think there’s a lot of great Jews,” Duke said Wednesday at a debate at the Dillard University in New Orleans.

    Even though Duke didn’t condemn the entire Jewish race – he is still an antisemite in the Jewish Lobby notebook which doesn’t believes in forgiveness.

    Donald Trump, as a true Zionist in closet, has rejected Duke and KKK support to please Jewish Lobby.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/11/05/david-duke-and-jewish-lobby/

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  28. Thank you. You’ve rekindled my fading schadenfreude.

  29. You have made some good points, the questions are how far he will be able to implement his good policies. With the massive electoral success (including the Congress), destruction of TPP and TTIP seems inevitable.

    Other desirable policies, not so certain.

    As Mr. Shamir, not a US citizen, but I am so glad that Clinton is not going to be the boss of the bossiest nation in the world. She was so dangerous on many levels.

    I was so happy to see that she’d lost on awakening that day.

  30. Perhaps he’d like to, he should, the Trump-Shamir advisory talk would have to be secret, but it would help the former!

  31. Hey Rehmat,

    Isn’t Farakhan a Muslim, ergo automatically gaining your support?

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  32. I just do not get why Shamir is so excited about Trump. There is no movements, no ideology, no think-tanks, no cadres that Trump (if he was genuine) could use while in power. He will have to fall back on what is there which is the neocons in foreign policy and monetarists for economy (Reaganesque cut taxes and pray for a trickle down).

    Trump will not go against business.

    If he was really serious about illegal immigration it could be easily solved on the demand side by penalizing employers and enforcing the existing laws with stiffer penalties. But he did no talk about it. Nobody ever talks about it in the US. The fence on Mexico border already exists. A better enforcement is necessary but The Wall is not.

    People do not even have a language with which they could successfully tackle the notions of globalization, multiculturalism and genderism and then effectively oppose them. Most of the time they do not know what do they oppose and when they do, they have no ways of expressing it w/o falling into traps of racism and homophobia.

    What we witnessed was just a rebellion. The peasants will get pacified until the next one.

    Think about what Obama did for his supporters. The same the supporters of Trump can expect.

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  33. Not a bad idea, but they are all different situations. Snowden is a free person in Russia, and they even arranged (later) for his true love to join him.

    Very clever to manage the latter point, US agencies must have been on the watch to prevent just that. They may not like the winter cold, but doubt they have anything serious to complain about.

    Very romantic story, but the narrative is yet to be told, as should be the case, given the circumstances.

    Assange has been in de facto confinement for over four years (one can be sure that the embassy arranges the occasional tryst with a fan).

    Manning is in prison.

    Only Manning and Snowden (and his gf) are USA citizens.

    A pardon for them, sure. I suspect that Snowden and his gf would prefer to stay in Russia, anyway, except that they haven’t learnt much of the language, and they probably live in a place where the winter is very cold.

    That still leaves Assange high and dry. Legally, he is in asylum, but really it has been years in confinement.

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  34. So far, virtually nothing real has been accomplished.

    You do realize that Trump does not take office until January 20, 2017 don’t you? There is nothing he can do in between other than make noise about what odumbass or our traitorous representatives in the house and senate are doing.

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  35. Hope Obama pardons the Clintons – that would free Trump to do what he was elected to do.

    Going after the Clintons would be a media soap opera that distracts America from what is important. If the Clintons just went away, that would be the best thing for America.

    Trump has two years to do what needs to be done – he should go for it, unencumbered by the past.

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  36. Let President Donald Trump pardon Julian, for all he did, he did for us, in the great battle against the evil globalizers. And while he’s at it, let him pardon Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, let them go home in honour.

    Assange, and Australian, has no charges against him in the US that I am aware of nor is he a US citizen. It is Sweden he is hiding from. A US pardon wouldn’t help him. Sweden should drop the charges.

    Snowden is definitely a hero and should be pardoned. I am less certain about Mannning.

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    Mr. Trump should know that one of the reasons he was selected by the ‘working class people’ was his opposition to the Zionist wars, designed and executed by the war criminals such as, Clinton, Bush and Obama.

    If Trump allows himself to be manipulated by his Zionist advisors, Jewish criminal tribe, then he will face strong opposition where takes him out of office.

    Is trump going to use the power of presidency to serve the interest of the Jewish interest since he has a Jewish son in law – like Killary? Or he is going to put US interest first? If he follows the neocon’s agenda, like Hillary, will be overthrown in NO time. World population hates those dummies who serve the interest of the criminal tribe. The apartheid state must be destroyed and the stolen land of Palestine must be given back to its indigenous population, the Palestinians and the colonists must be kicked out.

    The colonists must be transferred to New York or go back to their countries in Europe, America and elsewhere. Is trump that dumb to forget what had happened to one of the Zionist servant, Hillary? Or to Romney that during the election of 2012 acted more warmonger against Iran than even Obama where people throw him in the garbage bin. If Trump is that dumb that follows the war criminal and racists plot against Iran, then he will have the same fate as Romney in NO time.

  38. “I am so happy that we do not owe anything, not a single vote in the victory, to the warring Bushmen.” We don’t? You don’t realize, apparently, that both Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, not to mention many less powerful members of the Bush Jr. administration, endorsed Trump. The principal planner of Bush Jr.’s foreign policy would not have endorsed a candidate unless he believed that person was going to carry on the same disastrous policies.

  39. One thing that Obama could do to make a statement for his legacy, would be to do the pardons, and that might be a pretty good list.

    A pardon for them, sure. I suspect that Snowden and his gf would prefer to stay in Russia, anyway, except that they haven’t learnt much of the language, and they probably live in a place where the winter is very cold.

    But, I don’t know whether a mere president can go against the type of security state apparatus and its deep state sensibilities, The fact that basic constitutional laws are no longer adhered to as in… by the book, how can those new inroads be upstaged by an uppity lame duck confrontational upset performance? The PTB can have anybody anywhere, anytime they want, that has been established as the new way of things.

    Do you think the president can undo that by pardoning the prisoners. Especially Obama because it would look like he was asserting the Constitutional law card, and that’s not kosher.

    So, that’s off the table unless it isn’t, and jessus, the harm to the country, wasn’t the info that was released, it was almost entirely about individuals who were outed and busted for the creeps and crooks that they were.

    It would be a low cost nondangerous thing to do, and would do a lot to restore lack of confidence and sense of justice, and put the bastards in their places up and down the scale, including the knuckle draggers among the populous that seem to live for torture and pain, a daemonic presence that needs to go back under its rock for a while.

    Obama would get a legacy from that alone for a show of courage and principals, which if he does have them, well… better late than never!

  40. Hey WnF,

    I guess the one thing he could do is start putting out notices on who he hopes to have sitting on his cabinet. That will at least give us insights into how serious he is about changing things around. For instance, someone on another thread suggested John Bolton for Sec. of State. Something like that would send an immediate message to everyone on where he stands with things (not necessarily in a good way, but the message would be clear).

    Peace.

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  41. Hey Che G,

    Not if he believes in the original doctrine of the NOI; that Fard Muhammad was God incarnate and that Elijah Muhammad was his messenger. That is beyond heretical – it is not Islam…engine is not seized up, it is missing all pistons.

    Peace.

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  42. Another good article which informs and edifies, and does a lot to promote balanced thinking about Israel. In particular I think Shamir is right about a one state solution.

    US of A moved the natives around a lot with different ”reservations”, and there were at one time a lot of different states too, but USA is more a One State. As for reservations well, they get to have Indian gaming”. Maybe there could be better way.

    Need to keep learning as things keep changing and new things develop. There’s no going backwards, that is fantasy.

  43. lets see if trump is as bad as obama in taking advantage of total control of the presidency and the congress.

    lets see what he does. my take is, it will either be very good or a nightmare.

    lets wait and see.

  44. I was encouraged when he spoke of the infrastructure bill ["America will have an infrastructure second to none"], and hoped he’d do this via a tax on corporate re-patriation.

    I see the first signs of the banking lobby already influencing his agenda: his first act, a dismantlement of the Dodd-Frank law has bank stocks [JPM, BAC, GS, etc] on a swift move north. This would be a disgraceful reversion to banks profiting on the back of public capital. Profits privatised, losses and ultimately bank failures rescued by the public purse.

    What he plans on doing is a combination of holding rates low via Fed purchases of government debt, unleashing Infrastructure spending while reducing taxes on corporations and top income earners. So inflation will hammer all creditors, primarily retirement savings and foreign bondholders [China, Japan mostly].

    Expect to hear loud noises from the Chinese when this happens.

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  45. american policy in the middle east has been weak because the American economy could not sustain it.china has taken full advantage of this.import tariffs and ending currency manipulation will change the dynamic.corporate america is going on the offensive.business is war by other means.

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  46. I’m not going to play at second-guessing Trump. Trump is a negotiator, a doer and a planner. He has had to work with all kinds of people to get his projects done over the years. I think he has plenty of skill at this.

    I did not expect him to be the perfect candidate with everything I wanted and I am not going to expect him to do everything I want as president. If he gets rid of the illegals, builds a wall, enforces our borders, stops US military adventurism and prosecutes the Clintons I am going to be fairly happy. There is more I’d like to have, but he will have plenty to deal with just with the “never Trump” traitors.

  47. Very interesting comment.

    People do not even have a language with which they could successfully tackle the notions of globalization, multiculturalism and genderism and then effectively oppose them. Most of the time they do not know what do they oppose and when they do, they have no ways of expressing it w/o falling into traps of racism and homophobia.

    Can you propose such language for us?

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  48. Do you mind defining what you consider a strong middle east policy?

    Also, with a projected addition to the public debt of an additional $10tr inflation would surely be a very difficult problem both internally and externally with internal wages and incomes failing to keep up and distribution of the same getting further skewed.

    Who does this benefit? Banks and the military industrial complex.

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    1) That all might happen given that what T. said was sencere and frank. But there is a chance he was doublefaced and just played with the public and said what the public wanted to hear to win the votes. It must be always remembered that even if he has an image of self-made independent tough guy (though partially self-made, T. had a good start in his life having come from a rich family of 1%-percenters), he has ben a part of the establishment. In other words he is an oligarch as well.
    2) Even if he is really sencere and wants good for laymen (thoug I wonder why he would be concerend about people at all).

  50. “Can you propose such language for us?” – I wish I could but I think it does not exist. It has to be invented. There are some territories that we could go to but most of them are verboten.

  51. I’m really astounded by so much support for Trump as the “outsider”. The most that could be said about him is he -might- not be as bad as Hillary. Is anyone on the humanist left aware that his policy advisers are of the same Jewish zionist neocon stripe as the rest of the political class?

    How can you ignore his life long affiliations with the billionaire Jewish oligarchs of New York city? His handshake with Netanyahu taken in the “gold room” of his penthouse? The campaign ad he produced during Bibi’s election campaign saying “My name is Donald Trump and I’m a big fan of Israel. And frankly a strong PM is a strong Israel. And you truly have a great PM in Bibi Netanyahu, there’s nobody like him …I hope he’s gonna do great.”

    And Mr. Shamir who has a history of criticizing zionism and Israel and supporting the Palestinian struggle should be aware of his recently released I/P platform – Mr Trump’s two top advisers on Israel issues, Jason Greenblatt and David Friedman, have also advised the candidate to abandon hopes of two states for two peoples living peacefully side by side, according to the Jerusalem Post.

    A Trump administration will make it a priority to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Mr. Friedman added, keeping a promise —pledged previously by the candidate’s daughter, Ivanka Trump— prior to her father’s Election Day win. And Trump’s daughter married to a powerful NY Jew real estate magnate (and owner of the New York Observer) and she a convert to Judaism herself..

    It’s called nepotism. And when you combine financial power and nepotism…that’s how the jews get it done. And Trump’s gonna “drain the swamp”? These policies alone will result in the deaths of thousands. Mostly Palestinians..
    Wake up and smell the gefilte fish..

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  52. Hey Che Guava,

    Was Adolf Hitler was not Christian? So how come you creeps hate him to ….. just to suck the Organized Jewry…..

    On June 29, 2016, Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced that it will publish Adolf Hitler’s ‘antisemite’ book Mein Kampf to fund needy Jewish survivors of Nazi era.

    “The proceeds from sale of Mein Kampf will be donated to Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston,” said Andrew Russell, the publisher’s director of corporate social responsibility.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/07/02/hitlers-mein-kampf-to-fund-holocaust-industry/

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  53. I would like to read a rebuttal to this critique from Shamir.

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  54. Is there any reason it cannot be invented?

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  55. I turned on the TV this am for about 20 minutes. FOX, CNN etc all had the pompous a$$ pundits and pontificators yammering on and on about how the pols came out wrong. One a$$hole on CNN blamed the analysis of the pols, not the numbers.

    But the truth is, the pollsters lied an lied and lied.

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  56. “Is there any reason it cannot be invented?” – TPTB do not want the system to be undermined. They are happy with it. They do not want peasants to organize themselves.

  57. Non Battle Ground States, people don’t vote because their votes don’t count especially if you are in the minority in your state, be it red state or blue state.

    Non Battle Ground:
    California: 39,497,000 population, 8,459,246 voted (21%)
    New York: 19,378,102 population, 6,784,444 voted (29%)

    Battle Ground States
    Florida:18,801,310 population, 9,091,260 voted (48%)
    Pennsylvania: 12,702,379 population, 5,757,646 voted (45%)

    So, looking at the popular vote across the US makes no sense because in states where people are confident their vote won’t matter, they tend to vote a whole lot less.

    So if you want to count the popular vote, make the popular vote count and get rid of the electoral college.

  58. “But the truth is, the pollsters lied an lied and lied.”

    Some polls were giving Hillary +4, +7, and even +14 at some point in October? These polls were intentionally rigged to demoralize and discourage Trump supporters. This was a normal psyop. But now the media want us to believe that the reason polls were wrong is because Trump supporters sabotaged the polls by being untruthful, that there was a clandestine and spontaneous conspiracy of Trump supporters to fool the polls. At iSteve most commenters believe that crap.

    The false polling had only one purpose, to manipulate voters and change the outcome of the election. W/o the false polls the margin of Trump win would be higher.

    Something changed in the last week of October. Some media began to adjust and started giving less hostile to Trump supporters coverage (NPR Oct. 27) and critical of Hillary discussions (Joe and Mika Oct.27). And then came Comey on Friday, Oct. 28 signaling to everybody that the jig was up. The message was: get on with the program, Trump will win, adjust poll result to reflect this outcome, so you retain remnants of your credibility. And this is what started to happen. Some diehards still hoped that they would be able to steal the election so they fought to the very end.

  59. Think about what Obama did for his supporters. The same the supporters of Trump can expect.

    Yeah, too true. Why would Trump give a flip about ordinary Americans? On the other hand, this comes as no surprise but it’s still sickening.

    Today, Trump’s stride has positioned him to be “the most pro-Israel candidate this nation has seen,” or so said one of the two men thought to be behind the about face, Trump Israel adviser David Friedman. Friedman was describing why Trump hired him in an interview on Monday with Your Voice radio, a station created to support the Trump campaign according to its website. – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2016/11/president-bankruptcy-settlement/#sthash.bLbw1JSw.dpuf

    He’ll be sucking up to those thugs as bad as the harpy would have.

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  60. 1) That all might happen given that what T. said was sincere. But there is a good chance he was double faced and just played with the public and said what the public wanted to hear to win the votes. It must be always remembered that even if he has an image of self-made independent tough guy (though partially self-made, T. had a good start in his life having come from a rich family of the 1%), he has been a part of the establishment. In other words he is an oligarch as well, a realty tycoon.
    2) Even if he is really sincere and wants good for laymen (though I wonder why a man from the 1% would be concerned at all about the well-being of people), the power of just one man is small today. We are not living in the times of absolute monarchy or dictatorship. Also there is a Russian proverb, “the retinue plays the king”, that is, as it has been proven many times in history, the most powerful leaders are always restricted in their actions, they must respect the interests of their followers otherwise the leader will be overthrown by his own men. And it’s often the close followers who actually manipulates and rules the leader.
    3) Probably what is even more important, that the power of global tendencies and inertia overwhelms everything and everybody. No person can stop the global processes and change history. Even if we think that everything now is a result of a plot of the 1%, it’s always the people who make the history. Wills and actions of all people when combined together create a difficult to understand but unstoppable global force.
    4) Speaking about the role of people, American society is highly polarized. T. has actually lost popular vote by a small margin. In practice half of America is against the president (though it has been always thus in America). Whatever he’s going to do on the upper level, it might be surely sabotaged on the lower levels by the people.

  61. Not surprising that all but one Jewish orthodox denominations were for Trump.

  62. The world does not need so many weapons of mass destruction; the funds can be spent on something better, like affordable medical care for the average Americans.

    The GOP has been always against universal health care and high taxes, the latter being a requirement for the former. Most probably they just will not rise military expenditures but won’t cut them either. Neither they’ll redirect the money to the people, as the GOP has always hated the welfare state (affordable health care is integral part of it).

  63. Let these Jewish responses in the Haaretz do the rebuttal:
    Bradley Burston
    Trump’s Win, the Greatest Victory for anti-Semitism in America Since 1941
    U.S. Synagogues Invite Grieving Jews to Sit Shiva Together After Trump Victory
    Analysis Trump’s Triumph Is Bitter Pill for American Jews

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  64. I think we’ve all been had.

    “Working folks” didn’t win this election.
    “The people” didn’t win this election.
    And thanks for the thought, Mr. Shamir, but congratulations for what, exactly?
    For having failed once again to recognize what entity is really enemy of the American people?
    What state spies on the American people?
    What entity exploits USA and extorts vast sums of tribute?
    Who really threatens our freedom?
    What foreign entity actually influenced the American electoral process?

    Israel won this election.
    The Palestinians LOST.
    The Russians LOST.
    The Iranians knew the system was rigged and had no illusions — see Mohammad Marandi on CCTV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQqQleQbdE&list=PLI_I5QMtFsJMMYm84owhYRcdH-2Yje269&index=4

    Just as Phil Giraldi predicted — Israel Wins in November
    It doesn’t matter who is elected
    PHILIP GIRALDI • SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

    Trump was right after all: the election WAS rigged, not for Clinton or for Trump, but in favor of Israel.

    basta

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  65. If he was really serious about illegal immigration it could be easily solved on the demand side by penalizing employers and enforcing the existing laws with stiffer penalties. But he did no talk about it. Nobody ever talks about it in the US. The fence on Mexico border already exists. A better enforcement is necessary but The Wall is not.

    Both are necessary. On Trump’s transition website, greatagain.gov, he writes that America must:

    “- Build a Wall on the Southern Border
    – End Catch-and-Release
    – Zero Tolerance for Criminal Aliens
    – Block Funding for Sanctuary Cities
    – Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws
    – Suspend the Issuance of Visas to Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur
    – Ensure that Other Countries Take Their People Back When We Order Them Deported
    – Finally Complete the Biometric Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System
    Turn Off the Jobs and Benefits Magnet
    – Reform Legal immigration to Serve the Best Interests of America and its Workers”
    [https://www.greatagain.gov/policy/immigration.html

    I’ve seen the “fence” along the Arizona and New Mexican borders with Mexico. In AZ you have a 4′ tall barbed wire fence with four sad strands. In NM and TX you have the Rio Grande “River”, a tiny rivulet much of the year due to water overuse. Calif has many miles of wall, and it works, but utter joke of AZ, NM, and TX’s border makes the wall portion all but useless.

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  66. Now I am really starting to worry if the Israelis are glad about trump winning

  67. here is a post by another commenter that fits so much an answer to your Q that I could not resist to repost it:
    38. “You do realize that Trump does not take office until January 20, 2017 don’t you? There is nothing he can do in between other than make noise about what odumbass or our traitorous representatives in the house and senate are doing.”

  68. The most important is the supply side of the problem which is the employment of illegals by American businesses. Businesses must be penalized. There are even laws on books but they are almost never enforced. The problem of illegals could have been solved long time ago. But no, it is not solved because business loves low wage workers who have no rights and can be easily intimidated. Once Reagan started busting unions which kept illegals at bay the demand for scab labor skyrocketed.

    If there is no will to penalize employers the problem will not be solved regardless of how high the wall is.

    NO JOBS FOR ILLEGALS = NO ILLEGALS

  69. Mr.Shamir writes:
    “What about the Jews?[...]There was a hysterical scream in the Jewish liberal camp, among the gay parade Jews, or among financial Jews, but this is a small though voluble part of Jewish population.”

    Uhh??? This is clearly FALSE.

    Pollster: Jews voted Clinton more than any other group
    J Street released two polls, one for Jewish voters in Florida and one for Jewish voters nationwide. The latter found that in keeping with historical trends, Jewish voters are firmly on the progressive side of the national divide with a 70% to 25% Democrat-to-Republican margin. Five percent opted for independent candidates.

    Shamir: “Israelis were happy with Trump’s victory”

    I dunno about that, but if true, then as SPQR70AD stated, I’d be worried.

  70. Liberal Elites Are Determined Their Base Learn NOTHING from this Loss

    https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/liberal-elites-are-determined-their-base-learn-nothing-from-this-loss-i-want-the-left-to-see-it-please-just-see-it/

    As a leftist and someone who has spent a lot of time opposing neo-liberal economic ideology I certainly don’t relish the idea of the Trump presidency. It makes my skin crawl to be honest. The thought that the Ayn Randians have successfully convinced a majority of Americans that we need a John Galt “rugged individualist captain of industry” to save us from ourselves and lead us to the promised land of their neo-liberal utopia depresses the shit out of me. The fact that he’s towing the treasonous 9/11 major of New York and terminally corrupt gangster from Jersey Chris Christie into the White House with him is more concerning to me than when “CHANGE” President Barack Obama dragged all those corporate Clinton cronies into the White House with him back in 2008.

    It’s depressing. And frankly, it should be protested. But not because he’s been called a “rapist” by CNN and not because he is going to send cheap labor back across the border. Are you kidding me? Trump LOVES cheap labor and wants MORE of it, not less. Not just for his own development business but also for all the stocks he owns. Could you imagine what the stock market would do if he did that? And has anyone noticed the stock markets across the globe on the rise since trading opened yesterday? Big Business and Wall Street LOVE Donald Trump. You think they would if he was actually going to build a wall? Get real.

    During this entire campaign I have been saying the ONLY advantage of a Trump presidency will be to get the fake-left off their asses and back out into the street protesting what they USED to protest under the Bush/Cheney days: endless wars of aggression, crippling austerity measures being leveled at the American people, the revolving door between Big Business and government, the undermining of our civil rights and rampant corruption.

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    I and my wife voted for Trump. I voted for Trump and campaigned for him for one big reason: no more neocon wars and no WWIII.

    The same blue-collar Eddies who went off during WWII and fought and saved the world from fascism went out and voted to stop WWIII. I went to Trump rallies and held up Trump signs in four different states. Almost every Trump supporter I met said he or she was praying harder than they’ve ever prayed before, for Trump. Some told me they were saying the rosary and novenas for a Trump victory. Meanwhile I had to witness nasty liberals belittle these people and hurl insults at them about being uneducated and bigoted.

    This election has convinced me that this world is simply divided into good and evil.

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  72. For the record, without a trace of criticism of you, the UNSC resolution on Libya was passed under Medvedev not under Putin. But you are right that Putin later criticised the absence of this veto and said that he would never allow something like this to happen again – no UN cover for Western imperialism ever again, starting with no UNSC Resolution for the war on Syria, no authorisation for Western sorties into Syria, Western special forces on the ground etc. All illegal acts of war without even a declaration of war.

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  73. ** So far, virtually nothing real has been accomplished. **

    It’s only two days since the election and he’s 71 days away from taking office. Heavens to Murgatroyd, give the man some slack, please.

  74. True Sam, it is more of the same bad policy on debt from Trump (thank you for appearing to take my position). I do believe that he will spend $10T more wisely on infrastructure than his predecessors giving it away to the Friends of Fed, but can that additional debt load be sustained without explosion in inflation? I spoke to some retirees recently and their main concern is – how long can the interests rates stay low, that is how long will we have to be eating into our retirement principal? Another couple of years of the current financial crap and there could be some serious social cost – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

    Feeding more drug to the debt junky is not a way to a cure, it is a way to an overdose and the morgue.

    Yet, I do give Trump the benefit of the doubt, he may balance some bad decisions with some good ones. It will be interesting to observe.

  75. i agree.

  76. “Putin later criticised the absence of this veto and said that he would never allow something like this to happen again”

    I heard he watched the video depicting the murder of Gaddafi few time and this influenced his resolve in Syria.

  77. Exactly..I’d “agree”, but apparently I haven’t been here long enough with enough comments…lol

    But I’
    d noted that even Phil drank a little too much of the Trump koolaid. People are desperate for “change” and for that reason they jumped on the first train to nowhere that was leaving town. They called them ‘low information voters’ in the 2012 election…

  78. Mr. Shamir…I’m not sure that these articles rebut my point. American Jews are liberal regarding domestic policies like immigration, but also overwhelmingly (schizophrenically?) zionist with regard to foreign policy and Israel and other regions where Jews feel they have a stake (Russia – Ukraine – Syria – Iraq). The Neocon Neoliberals one might call them.

    As an anti-zionist pro-Palestinian activist of many years I attempt to interdict the flood of zionist hasbara ‘talking point’ propaganda all day long on MSM news articles, and the Jews I encounter not only bash democrats (and Clinton) -and American liberal Jews- as “jew haters” , but are gleefully celebrating Trump’s victory precisely because of his statements about Jerusalem and his apparent abandonment of arbitrating a two state solution.

    My point is regardless of their political affiliation here, pro-Israel zionist Jews are whispering in the ears of our representatives and create our foreign policy with regard to Israel and the Middle East. The fox is guarding the hen house.

  79. I agree. Brad Manning was a serving soldier, in uniform at the time, broke an agreement of trust.

    On the other hand, the brass had obvious signals, they had ample chance to move him to a different non-combat role.

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  80. I was confident he was the people’s choice and that the rejection of Clinton was massive. Yet I was pessimistic about his chances absent a really huge landslide. I do think a lot of rigging on Clinton’s behalf masked an even greater win actually. I am however not entirely convinced Trump will deliver. I’m counting on his narcissism to give him what it takes to be ruthless with even his own class, in the pursuit of what I expect is his number one priority from here on. To be the Greatest president the world has ever seen. he isn’t talking like he’s planning to be a war president at least. I reckon he can figure out the only way he can top Roosevelt will leave him with nobody to admire his legacy after all. If his otherwise disturbing attitude towards Israel does extend to a single state solution, then I can get behind that…as a Muslim. Wearing a Palestine flag T-shirt even as I write this. Ending the Jewish state of Israel is as good as it gets. One state will of course make that impossible and Jews will become balanced in a potentially decent, even flagship society.

  81. Yes to the last sentence especially. The good/evil divide is becoming clear and defined. Interesting where that line turns out to run in some cases. Trump does seem to have become the champion for the right side. Or at least the ‘other’ champion anyway. no way can he steal that crown from Vladimir Putin at this point, since he already has a head-start in the leadership role. My personal theory is Vlad being a Knight or agent in some way of the Orthodox Church. They’re very low key but also very definitely deep in his home base.

    The only thing is if the USA now becomes a goody, who is left to be the bad guy? Just their latest terrorist creation?

    So we all clobber them and then what, sing kumbayah together as we build a star ship and evacuate the planet just in time to avoid the mass extinction event we’re watching unfold right now? We still have the problem of Fukushima spewing death into an already mortally wounded Pacific ocean, as well as the atmosphere which is steadily accumulating so much radioactive nanoparticles that we’re seeing strange increases in cancers and other effects of low level ionizing radiation even here in Australia not to mention the increasingly obvious mutations once again even we here in Australia can see for ourselves. I am a keen horticulturalist and a permaculture one at that so I watch nature closely and get plenty of opportunity to notice the increase of mutated insects and plants. It feels very much like living through a slower motion but nevertheless similar scenario to Neville Shute’s “On the Beach”

  82. If Trump allows Clinton to get away, he will have sold out from that point on. It isn’t a distraction. Going after all of Clinton’s crimes as exposed by the leaks, would op0en the very cans of worms which need opening and emptying out, in the bin where they belong. How the heck are you going to drain the swamp with all those cans of worms clogging up the works,? Clinton must be tried and all her cronies too. ISIS’s true heritage must be laid bare for all to see and the fools who have been used to enable their leaders to commit great crimes against the world on their behalf, need their noses rubbed in their own dirt, so that they are not ripe for the plucking the next time the masters of manipulation blow the whistle again.

    There is also not any other way I can see that he can deal with the true nature of the “Islamic terrorism” problem until it’s true source and backing is exposed. Once again this comes back to Clinton and her cronies. If they are left alone, they will remain dangerous and will be back for another round. Not to mention they will infiltrate Trump administration as they already are doing. Obama wasn’t one of them you know? His admin was infiltrated and hijacked early on but I saw him resisting the Neocons where he could always.

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  83. Well that was hardly a great prediction now was it? Of course Israel was always going to have its interests looked after since the Zionists still own the USA. Even if Trump was intending to cut their power, he couldn’t even hint at it really. It is my last gasping hope that his overtures towards Israel’s interests and extreme Zionist language are just camouflage for that reason, but I wouldn’t be willing to bet on it. Instead I hope Trump’s own naiveté together with his ego will have him enforcing (as much as possible) a solution such as a one state one in such a way that this horrifying (for the Zionists) possibility happens. Without intention he would thus put an end to the “Jewish” state of Israel. The greatest fear of Zionists is not Muslims with guns or bombs. It is the demographic bomb. They have a problem with eliminating a Palestinian state, because they still have millions of Palestinians, who if they are stateless, will end up as Israelis sooner or later. How long can they deny them right to vote and own land etc when that day comes? Otherwise how can they kill off millions of them right there on their doorstep so to speak? They can keep murdering a few thousand a year as they do but that isn’t keeping up with the birth rate even. Keeping Palestinians in poverty has actually backfired, since this is the very condition most inclined to lead to high birth rates. Jews with their higher living standards and education and opportunities, and one or two child families for the most part should know that of all people.

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  84. Hello Rehmat.

    Was Adolf Hitler was not Christian? So how come you creeps hate him to ….. just to suck the Organized Jewry…..

    There you go again. Adolf was not a Christian, it is easy enough to do a little reading and find that out.

    I am not a creep, and don’t particularly hate him.

    On June 29, 2016, Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced that it will publish Adolf Hitler’s ‘antisemite’ book Mein Kampf to fund needy Jewish survivors of Nazi era.

    “The proceeds from sale of Mein Kampf will be donated to Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston,” said Andrew Russell, the publisher’s director of corporate social responsibility.

    Now, that is sick, you do come up with some interesting info. at times.

    I wonder if the cause will be advertised?

    Who is supposed to be the market?

  85. agree

  86. There is also not any other way I can see that he can deal with the true nature of the “Islamic terrorism” problem until it’s true source and backing is exposed. Once again this comes back to Clinton and her cronies.”
    To be precise, the true source is the Israel-firsters’ influence on the US policies abroad. (War profiteers and oilmen are joining the ride naturally ).
    AIPAC registering FARA must be step one. The next step should be an investigation of the main players in starting the illegal Iraq war that put the whole Middle East on fire, radicalized the enormous numbers of young muslims, and led to a flood of migrants and refugees in Europe. The mythological people would, of course, squeal antisemitism, but until this swamp is drained, nothing good could be expected from our foreign policy.
    Another Herculean task is to create – in one year – a single-payer healthcare system in the US. This is the only real way to support small businesses and to revive the middle class in the US.

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  87. Hello Talha.

    I know that. Still, it induced a fit of apoplexy in the other regular Moslem poster here, which was a little fun.

    If you are as nice a person as you always present yourself here as (not saying you are not), you must find various historically recent trends in Islam disturbing, at least.

    Stopping there for now, it’s off-topic and this is a crowded thread, but I’ll pose some specifics at a later date, on a more relevant thread.

    Cheers.

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  88. Interesting theory, from your Palestinian point of view.

    I’m sympathetic to the trauma and dispossession the Palestinians have been subjected to, but that is not my major concern: I am most concerned that zionists have, in essence, occupied the USA. That is what I wish to see ended. Trump will not do that. I’m afraid it will take a real revolution, not an armchair-keyboard-ballotbox feel-good revolution.
    Netanyahu has not gotten the message.
    I don’t think Israelis do subtlety.

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  89. Hey Che,

    Yeah – I’ve tried to advise him about his approach to things, but he (they?) doesn’t seem to care much. I can imagine that people want to poke their finger in his eyes after repeatedly getting poked in theirs.

    you must find various historically recent trends in Islam disturbing, at least

    Extremely so – there has been a crisis of authority which has been exacerbated by the advent of the Internet and the sprouting of keyboard-muftis.

    I’ll pose some specifics at a later date, on a more relevant thread

    Please do – likely, we have a lot of congruence in our concerns. May I suggest Razib’s article on Indonesia – that thread seems quite relevant to the topic and he monitors his threads and keeps it generally free of noise.

    Peace.

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  90. By the way, I have a copy of the evil Mein Kampf, bought it at a top-class bookshop near Tokyo station.

    I thought, ‘I am free to read it many are not’ (as I know from time overseas), so bought and read it. Very interesting book.

    I really wonder who Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) sees as the target audience for their publication.

  91. The best solution for Hillary’s e-mail games would be a trial and guilty verdict, with a guaranteed pardon, and continued investigation of the foundation in the background.

    Trump prolly won’t be much good, at least he was a spanner in the works for a while, and on the stupid TTP, TTIP,and NAFTA, he will likely do as promised. Japanese govt. doesn’t like him opposing TPP, I do not know why, the Japan Communist Party opposes it for good reasons.

    People of the USA, keep the pressure on the Donald to at least keep some of his promises, aside from just the trade treaty ones.

    At least, he has to be the lesser of two evils, but reading an article on cabinet, wall-to-wall neocons, but he can change that too, if he wants, hope he does.

  92. 75% of Jews in America did not vote for Donald Trump.(JerPost)

  93. Palestinian Christians, a big native community, are especially happy with defeat of Clinton who was partial to radical Muslims of the Middle East. They hope the US and Russia will help to rebuild the community and will protect them from the extreme Zionists and Wahhabis’ rage.

    Always amazes me how an outsider thinks they have a mandate to speak for the oppressed. Its not Radical islam that forced 90% of Palestinian Christians into exile and wont allow them to return.

    They may have different political views but its not religion that divides them. They have the same oppressor and blood is thicker than water as the old adage goes.

    Up until now I believed the above writer to be an anti zionist jew.Not with this divide and conquer op-ed. Not anymore.

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  94. Against war? Hardly. Iran in the crosshairs. Bomb the blank out of ISIS. Against Wall Street? Hardly. Jamie Dimon is going to get Treasury. Like putting Charlie Manson in charge of the gun shop. The rich? His only economic policy, aside from ripping up every trade deal, is a massive tax cut- for the rich.

    Everybody (who supported him) rewrites what he said to suit themselves. They entirely forget who he is.

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  95. Hey Duglarri,

    I have my doubts too, but at least give the man one year – it’ll be obvious which direction he wants to take the country by then. Especially with regard to foreign policy since the executive has a tremendous amount of influence on it.

    Peace.

  96. Silverl0ck,

    I was very moved by the fact that in the midst of busy campaigning DJT (and his wife) took time out to attend the funeral of Phyllis Schlafly.

  97. You should be a little more careful about leaping to conclusions. The danger is that all you believe ends up being backed only by partial understandings and mistaken assumptions. For one thing I can see you are one of those who knows less than nothing about the true Islam and are evidently a well brainwshed victim of the Zionist lies about us, which have been ongoing ever since the Rothschild agent Lawrence brought the Wahhabis into safe harbour together with the al-Saud clan and used them to drive a giant wedge between Shia and Sunni who had long since found peace together. Then by using the political Islamic rules as such by setting them up as co-caretakers of our holy places they managed to pull a swifty over the whole world, including Islam. Once the chaos of the Ottoman Empire falling passed, the reality of the Wahhabists was there. Thank you Western intelligence agencies. The Wahhabis happen to be declared Kharajhites about 200 years ago which means they are forever rejected by all five schools of Islamic thought. Their geographical power, (given them by Western backing) political power (derived from the Western backing) and finanical power (result of the oil that was always known to be there) make them a dominant face of Islam despite being about 1% of our numbers. Guess who builds all the Mosques and Islamic schools in the West? Who else has the money? Who else has support from, Western governments?

    Ok now just to emphasise what I said in my opening. I am not Palestinian. I am Australian. I am white, anglo-celtic heritage and a baby boomer who remembers Black Sabbath’s first album well. Imagine what a difference that makes to your assumptions eh? Far from educating me, you should be quiet and allow me to do the same for you. I haven’t offered any theories. I have stated the truth and am prepared to prove it should anyone challenge me on it. I almost never make the mistake of blurting forth on the basis of half baked understandings or because I heard or read something somewhere. I have been active in researching these things for more than twenty years and besides internet articles I have a substantial library which I add to regularly. Good solid analysts and historical references. I am also friends with many of the authors of such books thanks to the internet. I count as aquaintences or friends men like Atzmon, Giraldi, Henderson and Roberts and several USS Liberty survivors as well as retired generals and intelligence analysts. I also travel widely in the Middle East and Asia and not as a tourist. Not exactly what you were thinking now I assume?

    Now I am also most concerned the Zionists have taken over the USA. That is precisely why the Palestinians suffer in the first place. Absent big brother, Rothschildlandia should have had no optin but to learn to play nice a long time ago. Also the pals can handle anything, Israel will never get rid of them and they represent the eventual demise of the Zionist state one way or another. A true Gordian Knot for the Zids frankly. No no, it is the far more dangerous possibilities which arise from the crazy Zionist control of a massive, inneficient and destructive military which worries the world and rightly so and the removal of Zionists from power in not only the USA but all of our nations is of paramount importance. They control Australia just the same actually. Here the lobby is called AIJAC. More low key, since Aussies don’t like ostentatious politics but no less powerful by any means. Just prior to his death Bob Hawke, former Australian PM wrote of their power and the probvlems it caused him.

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  98. For one thing I can see you are one of those who knows less than nothing about the true Islam and are evidently a well brainwshed victim of the Zionist lies about us,

    wow, you found me out. brainwashed I am.
    That’s not what the students of Islam at the madrasa in Shiraz thought, but Shiraz is a more open place than, say, Mashad, where only my traveling companion, a professor from an American university who was attending a conference on Islam, was able to speak one-on-one with the students in the madrasa. So I had to settle for the professor’s reports of his conversations. Informative, but still second hand.

    I’m afraid I’m not acquainted with Black Sabbath.

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  99. Shamir is a very smart man, and his opinions should never be rejected out of hand. I have always considered him to be more of an anti-Zionist-Zionist than a true anti-Zionist but frankly that goes with the territory. You could count on one hand the people who have been born into it and actually completely separated themselves from the identity politics all the same. Gilad Atzmon is the authority on the subtleties of this political paradigm and I am in full agreement with his outlook. Gilad is one of those handful of Jews who has separated effectively and the exceptional understanding and outlook this has given him is almost unique. I suppose the next one and only other name I can currently think of would be Norman Finkelstein. In some ways his own standing is even more extraordinary since he doesn’t reject his Jewish heritage as such whilst he firmly renounces the Jewish identity politics in his own way. Gilad does say he is no longer Jewish but as I have said to him, you cannot lose your warm Jewish sense of humour or certain ways of looking at things which are recognisable as part of that heritage. I admire many Jewish thinkers especially. In the realm of philosophy they truly do earn their keep even if most other things tend to be dangerous in their hands. I am not so certain I am right in all my outlooks that I can reject the contribution of someone with Israel Shamir’s intellect and honesty outright on the basis he and I may have different conclusions and motives. Besides which there can be no exterminating of anyone here. Sooner or later we are going to have to find common ground and learn to live in peace and I would rather keep talking and listening to those who like Shamir are at least trying to find compromise.

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  100. Why then didn’t you learn anything useful about Islam? I’ve seen you refer to strictly Salafist and Takfiri interpreations as actual Islam before now. You have never said anything to suggest you know the difference even between the two main sects let alone the difference between Hollywood islam and the real thing. Youre sort of funny to me now. You’ve listened second hand to reports from a Madrassa? A wahhabi place of learning. Nothing but extremists go there sorry. Not relevant and particularly to Shias. Which I am.

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  101. Mr. Trump won primarily because he promised “to bring back well paying jobs, and to make America great again” This is very appealing. Unfortunately it is easier said than done. The biggest problem with Trump supporters is that they have a distorted view of what ails America. They seem to think that if Trump sticks to the minorities such as blacks and Hispanics, things will turn around. They won’t. He can build the biggest wall, and deport millions of immigrants, but that will never bring back the well paying jobs. Those jobs will only come back when you revive the manufacturing sector, and address the conditions that destroyed the nation’s economy including multi-millionaires and billionaires, including Mr. Trump, who avoided paying taxes, and multinational corporations that outsources the good jobs. When white America turns against minorities, it is falling into a trap: instead of targeting those who bled America dry, as Trump often says, such as billionaires, Wall street bankers and multinational corporations, they would mistake Forrest for trees, and unleash their anger on their poor compatriots who suffer as much, or even much than they.

    The bottom line is that, president Trump will move his administration from neo-liberal cabal that controlled Obama, to the neo-cons who already destroyed America and plunged her into disastrous Iraq and Afghan wars.

    When you surround yourself with the likes of James Woolsey, Rudy Guiliani and Newt Gingrich, and Israel is your most valuable ally, you will run America to the ground. The jubilant Trump supporters will be greatly disappointed!

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  102. The bottom line is that, president Trump will move his administration from neo-liberal cabal that controlled Obama, to the neo-cons who already destroyed America and plunged her into disastrous Iraq and Afghan wars.

    This is the American people’s greatest fear. I’ve posted this comment before:

    Trump must use the following criterion in determining who should be selected to fill the top positions in his administration: is the individual an Israel firster or an American firster?

    This should be done for one simple reason: No one can serve two masters.

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  103. It defies logic to claim that deporting immigrants and preventing the entry of new ones would not raise wages.

  104. Thank you for the reply but it doesnt give him the right to speak for Palestinian Christians no matter how intellectual he is. I have quite a few Palestinian Christians on fb and they certainly dont like Trump one iota.

  105. You’ve listened second hand to reports from a Madrassa? A wahhabi place of learning. Nothing but extremists go there sorry. Not relevant and particularly to Shias. Which I am.

    clue
    clue
    clue

    As stated, the madrasas were in Shiraz and Mashad, respectively. Shiraz is less conservative, Mashad is quite conservative. Both are in Iran.

    It’s quite true I can’t and don’t presume to parse the theological distinctions between liberal Shia Islam and conservative Shia Islam, but I do know that wahhabism is a Saudi Arabian confection, and I know that wahhabism is not the prevailing orthodoxy of Islam in madrases in either Shiraz (The city of poets and jasmine) or Mashad, where I visited the Shrine that contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of Twelver Shiites. It’s the largest mosque in the world.

  106. “No one can serve two masters.”
    Excellent. (Guess this is “antisemitic” for the AIPAC prudes).

  107. Good advice, Geo, but we don’t know yet which way he’ll roll.

    During the hour and a half that Trump was conferring with Obama, son-in-law Jared Kushner was strolling on the lawn with Obama’s chief of staff. There are photos of their stride for stride tête-à-tête. Poignant with the autumn foliage.

    The proposed line-up of Trump’s closest advisors is not promising. Let’s hope he uses his renowned preference for shedding unproductive baggage.

  108. “will move his administration from neo-liberal cabal that controlled Obama, to the neo-cons who already destroyed America and plunged her into disastrous Iraq and Afghan wars.”

    The neo-liberal cabal is the only cabal there is.

    There is no single economist in the US who could formulate an economic plan that would avert what the neo-liberals did since Reagan . Michael Hudson does not count. He understands the problem but he knows that the process is irreversible.

    The neo-cons are just a faction within the neo-liberal cabal. They are neo-liberal on economy like everybody else but their priority is aggressive foreign policy.

  109. Obama pardons Clintons – WIN!

    Trump goes after the Podestas and Center for American Progress – WIN!

    p.s. A pardon for the Clintons is something they will never be able to escape. It will seal their history.

  110. I only know Razib’s articles on population genetics, know the terms, but have little idea about particular haplogroups, gene clades, etc., do know a bit of how they work.

    Seriously want to ask him for a starting point for reading on that.

    So, offer the link. since I missed that article.

    Also, don’t forget, Indonesia is not by constitution an Islamic state, outside Java and Sumatra, invaders from, mainly Java, try to make it so.

    More to say, but leaving it there for now.

    Regards.

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  111. Hey Che,

    Razib’s article is on the front page:

    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/indonesian-islam-is-getting-modern-not-conservative/

    Also, don’t forget, Indonesia is not by constitution an Islamic state, outside Java and Sumatra, invaders from, mainly Java, try to make it so.

    Correct, the Javanese have hegemony over that area (as they did when they were Hindus and Buddhist) – that hasn’t changed much…their religion has. And even if you are Muslim, if you try to break away from the Javanese-based central government, they will send the dreaded Kopassus to breath down your neck as the Acehnese found.

    Peace.

  112. I can see that, but I am sure he would automatically delete any comment I may make (although I lived in that part of the world for years, unlike Mr. Khan).

    Cheers.

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  113. Everybody (who supported him) rewrites what he said to suit themselves. They entirely forget who he is.

    Whereas everyone who didn’t vote for him “rewrites” — ie interprets according to their particular biases — what he said to suit themselves.

    They entirely forget who he is.

    But if they came to a biased and bogus assessment in the first place, then they couldn’t “forget” what they never knew.

    It sounds to me like you’re one of those who thinks he “knows” Mr. Trump, but whose “knowledge” isn’t really knowledge at all, but rather opinion badly distorted by a passionate prejudice.

  114. […] a accueilli avec un enthousiasme considérable la victoire de Trump, avec le tire de son texte sur UNZ.com de « Félicitations, les gars ! ». C’est dire, il croirait presque, à nouveau, à la […]

  115. Yeah – he doesn’t deal with nonsense – which is why I like his threads – don’t have to deal with so much internet noise…but you don’t seem like the guy to forward stupid, unfounded opinions or pepper your posts with expletives.

    Peace.

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  116. There is darkness AND there is light. To deny either is foolish.

  117. Hello, Tralha.

    I saw one post that brought out the full force of the ego- explosion of Khan.

    Could see that the post was a little foolish, but could not see how it gained the massive bombastic explosion in response from Rajiv Khan.

    My anecdotes from life lived in that culture zone would just have drawn the same ego-explosion, no matter how relevant and well-written.

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  118. Hey Che,

    the ego- explosion of Khan

    Khhhaaaaan!!!

    That’s Razib’s style – it’s his sandbox. You want to play, you play by his rules. He never claimed to be open to allowing any and all opinions through.

    My anecdotes from life lived in that culture zone

    I’d love to hear them, maybe in a future thread that’s not associated with Mr. Khan then.

    Peace.

  119. Please stop fooling yourself and others.

    Democracy did NOT win the election. George Soros’ 16 state voting machine system was hacked – preventing Clinton’s victory. Together with all of the removal of voting rights, gerrymandering etc. – GOP is just as skilled at election fraud. I DO believe however that had this actually been a fair election – Trump would have been triumphant. He’s definitely the safer candidate.

  120. …the UNSC resolution on Libya was passed under Medvedev not under Putin.

    Mea culpa. Good catch, Kiza.

    I wrongly assumed that Medvedev took direction from Putin on all major decisions, but it turns out he made two on his own:

    But Medvedev rarely made his own decisions. The firing of Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov and later the Kremlin’s pro-Western position on the NATO campaign in Libya, which Putin had sharply criticized as a “crusade,” were his only significant, independent positions.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-puppet-president-medvedev-s-betrayal-of-russian-democracy-a-789767-2.html

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  121. Assange, and Australian, has no charges against him in the US that I am aware of nor is he a US citizen. It is Sweden he is hiding from. A US pardon wouldn’t help him. Sweden should drop the charges.

    While it’s true the US currently has no charges against Assange, they are still conducting an investigation against him:

    As a direct consequence of WikiLeaks’ publications the US government launched a multi-agency criminal investigation into Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’ staff, supporters and alleged associates. This investigation continues.

    The US government has made clear its intention to prosecute Julian Assange and others, regardless of nationality or physical location. Reports on the investigation into WikiLeaks indicates that the government intends to apply a novel and expansive interpretation of its Espionage Act.

    If Julian Assange goes to Sweden without safeguards, he will be at risk of being transited from there to the United States. While in the United Kingdom, the same risks apply. This is the reason he sought asylum. It is also the reason he was granted asylum.

    Various UK media personalities have lined up to supply reasons why this risk is negligible. It is not. Those reasons are addressed here.

    https://justice4assange.com/extraditing-assange.html#US

    As long as that’s the case, Sweden will never drop the charges against him.

  122. Brad Manning was a serving soldier, in uniform at the time, broke an agreement of trust.

    You’re forgetting the precedent established at The Nuremberg Trials. During these trials, soldiers relied on the defense they were just following orders, now known as the “Nuremberg Defense.”

    Here’s what Nuremberg Principle IV states:

    “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_orders

    So, while it may be implicit that Manning was ordered by his superiors to not disclose the Collatoral Murder video, one could argue a moral choice was possible to him in releasing it, because the video showed the US military slaughtering unarmed innocents.

  123. I have to question the idea that these actions were really taken against Putin’s will. Gadddafi had dissociated himself from Russia, and the collapse of Libya into chaos following his overthrow has had a long-reverberating effect in discrediting western leaders and policies, to Russia’s advantage. Putin and Luzhkov had strongly disliked each other from the beginning.

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  124. I have to question the idea that these actions were really taken against Putin’s will.

    Kiza, over to you.

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