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The area around the Central Moscow tube stations looks like Aleppo after an air raid. Ruins, destroyed buildings, bulldozers gathering the shambles. No, Moscow was not hit by terrorists: this is a planned demolition of hundreds of small and not-too-small shacks erected (in defiance of planning law) in the vicinity of tube stations in the notorious Nineties, when the Law was vague and easily bought for ready money. The biggest of them, the Pyramid on top of Pushkinskaya Station, went down this week. The municipal workers promptly removed the vestiges of the collapsed constructions, while the erstwhile owners stared in disbelief.

They were surprised by the city hall offensive against illegally built shantytowns; some of them kept trading till the last moment. They received a warning and a demolition order a few months ago, but they did not believe the city would actually apply the order. They were sure the last moment it will be rescinded. It was not. Hundreds of buildings went down in one night.

This was a shocking reminder that Russian authorities can act, after so much ostensibly empty talk. The Russians take their time to saddle up, but they ride exceedingly fast, said the German Chancellor Bismarck quoting a Russian proverb (he served at the Russian court and knew a thing or two about Russians). So many rulers and rebels did not believe the Russian warnings, lulled by their long saddling up, and they usually lived to regret it.

The Muscovites were pleased by the demolitions: the uncouth structures looked ugly and were on the way for people rushing to and from the underground trains. What’s worse, they reminded everyone of Yeltsin’s lawless time, when the shacks were erected. Denuded of these vestiges stations built by the best architects of Stalin’s era in classical style looked so much better now!

Not many people gave a thought to an additional, non-advertised reason for the prompt removal. Moscow tube stations doubled as air raid shelters in wartime. The illegally built shacks would interfere with this purpose. After their demolition, hundreds of tube stations were readied to receive civilian population in case of an attack.

In the same time, the Russian army and Air Force carried out sudden manoeuvres in the south of the country. The TV news covered the army moves with relish. Though Russia still hopes peace will prevail, its leaders do not take chances. There is a risk of general conflagration started by the Syria proxy war.

Cessation of hostilities

The Russians accepted the US proposal to cease fire in Syria (or rather to end hostilities). They had made a similar proposal a few weeks ago, so this is in line with their thinking. Russians have made huge successes in Syria; they achieved an astonishing and unexpected victory with very few losses.

It was a reputational victory it was as well as a military one. Russia entered the Syrian war at a low point internationally. The EU and the US waged severe trade, finance and diplomatic war (“sanctions”) against the Bear; it was isolated from the West and the South. The ruble was crumbling, society was grim and dissatisfied with Putin’s prudent decision to keep away from Ukrainian turmoil (apart from very limited support of the Russian separatists) instead of forcefully interfering, as Russia had been anyway condemned as the aggressor.

Entry into the Syrian war has been met with disbelief and doubts. Will the Russian army succeed so far away from home? Will the Russian planes fly, will the tanks roll, or, devastated by post-Soviet negligence, will they collapse? Domestic and overseas Cassandras prophesied “quagmire”, “Vietnam”, “Afghanistan” for them, and plenty of coffins for their soldiers. But instead, there were roses all the way. The military performed splendidly. The planes, missiles and tanks proved their worth. The Bashar Assad regime was saved, the rebels are on the run. For the Russians, the end of hostilities would allow them to consolidate their victory.

In every war, as a ceasefire is negotiated, there are voices for “war till complete victory”. I remember myself, as a young Israeli soldier in 1973 war, when Kissinger brought the ceasefire, military observers were upset we weren’t allowed to destroy the entrapped Third Egyptian Army on the East Bank of Suez Canal. Who knew how many of us would die if such an attack were to take place?

The Syrian war is not an exception. The Syrian army stands at the door of resounding victory, bellicose military experts say; the rebels are surrounded at Aleppo, their lifeline to Turkey has been cut, now is the time to eliminate the threat and cleanse Syria from the jihadists. However, elimination of enemy pockets can be a very expensive operation in terms of human lives, especially as we speak of a fanatical and well-entrenched enemy. Terrible suicide bombings in Damascus and Homs proved the rebels are as murderous as their predecessors the Assassins. Only Genghis Khan’s Mongols could (and did) destroy such an enemy. Anyway, Russians preferred to negotiate and create a coalition government including some moderate rebels, thus enlarging the base for Assad.

The last few days before the cessation of hostilities will allow Assad’s army to gain some ground in Aleppo area and to switch to the Southern front. I’d expect them to take Palmyra in the course of next few days (consider it a tip).

However, the ceasefire turned out to be an elusive goal, at this stage. The rebels hesitantly agreed to “cessation of hostilities” but with so many preconditions that it just made no sense. The government forces were not keen to stop the fighting as well, while the wind of success filled their sails. The Russians have no intention of stopping operations against the “terrorists”; the US agreed with them, but who are the ‘terrorists’ and who are the “moderates” has to be hammered out in the negotiations. The UN SC declared Daesh (ISIS) and al Nusra (the Syrian offshoot of al Qaeda, the Nusra Front) “terrorists”, so far, so good, but it is not so simple as it seems. There are hundreds of small organisations affiliated with them, from Abdullah Azzam Brigades to Jamaat Abu Banat (this last one “operates on the outskirts of Syrian cities Aleppo and Idlib, extorting funds from and carrying out kidnappings and public executions of local Syrians” says the UN terrorist list). Should they be protected under ceasefire terms?

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The “moderate” (or Saudi-endorsed) rebels say yes. They want to include the Nusra affiliates in the ceasefire arrangements, for without al Nusra, they would be lost. This is not acceptable for the Syrian government and for its Russian allies. Reluctantly, the Americans attempted to include al Nusra in the scheme, at least in Aleppo. We shall see soon how this puzzle will be resolved, if at all.

The Moscow clearance of access to tube stations had more to do with a danger of war with Turkey. Turkey entered the war, albeit in a limited way, by shelling Syrian Kurds. The Russians braced themselves for an armed confrontation with Turkey, but only as a response in case of a full-scale Turkish invasion. This military preparedness (which included airlift of heavy weapons to the Russian air base in Armenia) and NATO statement (saying they will not fight if Turkey were to initiate belligerency) helped to undermine the Turkish resolve. The Russians went to the UN SC asking to censure the Turks; so they did, but in a statement, not by a resolution, as the Russians wanted. Still, this statement cooled off Turkish minds, and it seems their desire to invade and to take a stand at Aleppo evaporated. The Saudi troops did not materialise yet, as I expected (see my previous report).

So, the Syrian war is far from over, but there is a good chance that by March 1st some ceasefire arrangements will take place on the ground. If the rebels grasp the chance and enter serious negotiations for a coalition government, peace is possible. If they come to Geneva armed with the old mantra “Assad must go”, this opportunity will be wasted. Even if (and it’s extremely unlikely) Russia would agree to sacrifice Assad for the sake of peace, it has no means to deliver. Assad is a strong man and a powerful leader. Russians can’t possibly depose him. So Assad is a given, like it or not. In my view, he is a good leader for this time.

There are two notable changes on the scene: one, more realistic view of Syrian conflict had made its way into American mainstream media. Publication of two pieces by Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe called On Syria: Thank you, Russia! and The Media are misleading the Public on Syria was a revolutionary event of first magnitude. For the first time ever, the mainstream American reader learned that “For three years, violent militants have run Aleppo. Their rule began with a wave of repression. They posted notices warning residents: “Don’t send your children to school. If you do, we will get the backpack and you will get the coffin.” Then they destroyed factories, hoping that unemployed workers would have no recourse other than to become fighters. They trucked looted machinery to Turkey and sold it.” Kinzer came to a powerful conclusion: “We would have been more secure as a nation, and might have contributed to a more stable world, if we had followed Russia’s foreign policy lead in the past”, namely, in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Indeed the world would look different. Perhaps we may connect these publications to a new American mood that manifested itself in primaries’ vote for Trump and Sanders.

The second notable change is the clear position of Israel against a ceasefire in Syria, against Assad and for Daesh and the Nusra. For long time this position had been obscured by Israeli observers and politicians. Israel has been pleased with Arabs killing each other. Now, as the end of war is seen on the horizon, Israel spoke up. Amos Harel, a leading Israeli military observer with high-grade access, made it clear: “the war in Syria has largely served Israel’s interests. The ongoing fighting has worn down the Syrian army to a shadow of its former capabilities. And Hezbollah, Israel’s main adversary in the north, is losing dozens of fighters every month in battle. Israel has been quietly wishing success to both sides and would not have been against the bloodletting continuing for a few more years without a clear victor” Now, after successful Russian intervention, Israel states openly that “an Assad victory would be bad for Israel” and it calls upon the West “to send real military aid to the less extreme Sunni rebels”.

Thus, the will of Israel, and of Israel Lobby in the US, directly contradicts the will of people as it was lucidly expressed by Stephen Kinzer. You can follow the lead of your Israeli Lobby, or you can have peace and security, but you can’t have both, it is that simple.

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Israel Shamir can be reached at israel.shamir@gmail.com

This article was first published at the Unz Review

UPDATE

A friendly field commander of an armed anti-Assad opposition organisation near Aleppo faxed me a copy of a document he signed with the Russian army representative regarding the ceasefire. He added that he thinks now is the right time, or well after right time to bring peace to Syria. Fight to complete victory will be the fight till the last Syrian, he said. Better Syria with Assad than no Syria and no Assad. They are worried about American plan B to dismember Syria, like they dismembered Vietnam, Korea, Germany and now Iraq. This adds some urgency to the peace plan.

_____010 Here is the document (attached), saying

Request to enter the ceasefire regime

I, the commander of such-and-such armed unit located in such-and-such area (see map attached) am ready to join the process of settling the armed conflict in Syrian Arab Republic. I guarantee that my unit will cease fire on March 1 and will not shell or shoot the government troops. I shall allow monitors and observers to enter our disposition. I shall allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to civilians at the area of my disposition.

Syrian Arab Army will cease attacking my unit from March 1st. As long as ceasefire regime lasts, the Russian Air Force and Syrian Air Force will not bomb my unit. Government bodies will not interfere with delivery of humanitarian aid to my disposition. My representatives will take part in work of the Joint Committee for monitoring ceasefire.

In case of disagreements I shall convey the problem to the Joint Committee.

I attach the map of my disposition.

Commander X

As we can learn from the document, the consignees recognise the Syrian government. Provided in April there will be parliamentary elections in Syria, there is a fair chance of success.

 
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  1. You can follow the lead of your Israeli Lobby, or you can have peace and security, but you can’t have both, it is that simple.

    I think the Israel lobby has little to do with peace and security in Syria . It has more to do with a minority Shia Alawite (10% of syria population ) dictator controlling a majority sunni population . It also has more to do with a minority Alawaite dictator occupying Kurdistan .

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  2. I wonder if you would explain why the intense hatred for Assad in Turkey? Even to the point of starting a war with Russia.

    Does Israel have a large influence in Turkey as they do in the US?

    Blackmailing the Turks????

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  3. “The Muscovites were pleased by the demolitions: the uncouth structures looked ugly and were on the way for people rushing to and from the underground trains. ”

    I believe you meant to say “in” and not “on.”

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  4. You make a very good point about the two Kinzer pieces re Syria. I too was a little surprised to find such truth telling about Syria in American MSM after all the propaganda we were being constantly bombarded with. You also deserve praise for pointing out the completely cynical position of Israel and the Israeli lobby with regard to the fighting in Syria.

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  5. When military veterans criticize aspects of their country’s foreign policy, it’s hard to impugn their nationalistic credentials. Bravo!

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  6. Israel is just going to have to eat this one. No one supports Israel more than I, but enough already. Syria pared down, the Hezzies depleted and the right to cross the border to destroy weapons stores and tunnel entrances in Syria established, Israel is going to have to be happy with everything they have. Syria and Israel, that is, Assad and Ben, are going to have to cut a deal, it’s time for Israel, this one time, not to demand everything and then some.

    Get this thing in hand for now, perhaps one day, a Camp David Accord drawn up between Trump, Putin, Assad and Ben. Why the Hell not? Not as unusual as were the Accords between Sadat and Begin and Carter. Anything is possible. And this one time, Israel needs to shut UP and enjoy her gains, which are many in this entire affair, including new connections with Putin and Russia. All the players have a mutual interest, get the Muzzies under control. Time for all parties to cooperate, especially the Muzzies, or else.

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  7. Vlad Putin, savior of the free World, the one with the common sense, a man of action!

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  8. I went to look up photos of this mass demolition of shops around Moscow metro stations and found this at the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/feb/09/moscow-demolishes-illegal-shops-kiosks-metro-stations

    Notice that section of the Guardian is “supported by the Rockefeller Foundation”. Well isn’t that nice?

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  10. Israel Shamir should know that Moscow Metro bombing and most of so-called “Terrorist attacks”, usually blamed on Chechen or Russian Muslims are mainly carried out by Russian CIA with the help of Israeli Mossad.

    I remember Israel Shamir wrote in 2010: “The attacks were meant to undermine the position of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is responsible for general security. There second objective was to facilitate Russian vote against Iran. These goals point the guiding hand; it is surely to be found well beyond Caucasus Mountains (Muslim resistance).”

    https://rehmat1.com/2010/04/05/moscow-metro-bombing-a-mossad-false-flag-operation/

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  11. dont like use of “rebel” to describe the foreign, mercenary, rat, thug, terrorists used by the zionized u.s. and the zionized, self serving sultan errdogone and the zionized gulf puppets.

    jew jeff jacoby of the b. globe will probably have a contra-kinzer opinion piece. cant let kinzer spreak truth without a responding lie from an israeli fanatic.

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  12. Shamir,

    Decent analysis, but you ignore the Pink Elephant in the room.

    Palestine must be returned to the Palestinians. Zionist Terrorist Land Thieves, including some of my family, may return to their Homeland, Kings Highway. [The highway rolls through Brooklyn, and is home to a myriad of businesses and cultural spots. Its vicinity can easily house a couple of million returning Zionist American Land Thieves.]

    ISIS is Zionists and Americans. Russia’s saving of the Territorial integrity of Syria, blocks the Zionist dream of a Greater Judah – extending from the Nile to the Euphrates, (maps to be found all over the occupied territories).

    The Zionist plan is to destroy the Arab nations, push their people into Europe, and leave the land to the zionist terrorists. In earlier history, the Zionist genocide against Jericho, where the early ‘Jewish’ tribes exterminated every man, woman, and child, (re-read the Old Testiment), to the continued genocide against the indigenous inhabitants of Canaan, and Palestine, (re read the Old Testament), the Zionists have not changed their terrorist spots.

    The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a joint MOSSAD-CIA effort. Our post-Republic politicians, including those in Congress, are all bought, and serve their actual President, American born, Netenyahoo.

    The truth is painful; but, it remains the truth.

    Durruti

    *The Egyptian Third Army was not trapped. It was in supply. Conversely, the American supplied Zionist Army was overextended, and, on the wrong side of the Nile. The Zionist terrorists were quite happy to agree to a Truce, and the return of the Sinai to Egypt. Actually, the Egyptian Army -WON- that war.

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  13. Since the Old Testament is largely fantasy rather than history, there’s not much point re-reading it.

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  14. It is easy to understand an Israeli (or at least Likud) interest in wars to Balkanise the Middle East, weaken Hezbollah and perhaps amnex the Golan Heights but why does israel persist in seeking to get rid of the westernised Assad whose Alawites are a small minority and likely never again to control a Syria which might make war on Israel? Is it too difficult to change tack ss the direction of the eind objectively changes?

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  15. Israel runs america,at least until Trump gets in.Can’t wait.

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  16. Erdogan,from Marvi Marmara protest to Israeli lap dog;Yes,they have something on him.

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  17. Historical knowledge has been gained from the Bible,of course its the Hebrew viewpoint,but archaeology has proved many of the Bibles claims,just not the one about the Hebrews being Chosen.:)For misery maybe.Maybe the misery go hand in hand with the claim.

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  18. [archaeology has proved many of the Bibles claims]

    Not really.

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  19. dearieme,

    The Old testament (often called the Hebrew Testament), is cited to prove the right of European (not semitic), Jews to Steal Palestine from its indigenous inhabitants,- Palestinians. However, when it is cited to Oppose Racist imperialist Zionism, then it is no longer reliable history?

    Hypocrisy.

    Let us stick to recent documentable history.

    Archeologists have proven the Pyramids were built with Free (paid and contracted) Egyptian labor. And domentable facts have laid rest to the ‘Parting of the Sea’ and Jewish slave labor in Egypt Myth. Unfortunately, Zionist controlled Hollywood has just finished another BS film about the ‘poor Jewish people, and the parting of the Red Sea. These propagandists never learn. Do you think Mel Gibson is correct about what he said about Hollywood?

    Be consistent in the sources you cite.

    Don’t forget the crimes being committed against the Palestinian People, and the ‘Chosen People’ who commit those crimes.

    To discuss the butchery against the Syrian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Libyan, Sudanese, and Yemeni peoples, without mentioning the major Terrorist Criminals (the Pink Elephant in the room), is an effort at historical misdirection.

    Durruti

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  21. zionist trump and his orthodox jewish kids ?

    somehow i think the alt white is in for some serious heartbreak …..

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  22. israel is majority sephardi . ashkenazi jews are majotity semitic . the father of so called palestinians ( a roman name lol ) yasser arafat was an egyptian .

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  23. Yes, thank you

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  24. Well, in the US Jews (3 p.c) control 90 p.c Christians, but it does not cause a civil war )) In England, 3% of nobles controlled 95 % of commoners, and there was no civil war…

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  25. Marwan,

    You duck the point. Zionist Jews, Nobody, has the right to steal someone else’s land. Ashkenazi, or Yids from Brooklyn, or my German Jewish (definitely not Semitic), family, have no right to steal Palestinian land, and murder hundreds of thousands of Arabs.

    You obfuscate, delay, refuse to relate/discuss this point. Hmmm! Why is that? Do you support Zionist Land Thieves? Yes, or No? Verrry suspicious!

    The Rothschilds & other Oligarch Zionists might offer a 50/50 deal. Sharing begins in the middle, & the Palestinians might trade some( even half), of their land – for peace. To offer less than 50/50, (& the Zionists want it all, including World Control), makes impossible any scheme for sharing.

    I’m guessing you fail the Litmus test. You, and Shamir fail the Litmus test. It is a basic question of human values that you both fail.

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  26. This is an excellent article. But I agree about the term “rebel”. There is no rebellion in Syria. Syria is under attack by foreign mercenaries controlled by the anglo/zio empire.

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  27. I do not believe you have the best explanation. Turkey is an imperial nation, very similar to what the US accuses Russia of (totally undeservedly): desire to restore an empire. Simply, Turkey wants to spread from Vieanna (Austria) to XinJiang (China), because it once did. Syria was a part of this empire, Turkey believes it should be again. This is the main reason – self interest, not Israel’s interest. Furthermore, Turkey will not stop at Syria, it will keep going. This peace is not even “peace in our time”, it is a very short term respite, but I wish it was any different.

    But, it is also possible that Israel has some undercover influence over Erdogan and AKP.

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  28. “Does Israel have a large influence in Turkey as they do in the US?”

    Israel has influence wherever it is needed.

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  29. American politicians only one thing on their mind; how to prove their loyalty to a foreign government – Israel.

    Take for example, last month, ADL, the National Jewish Democratic Council and other Jewish supremacist groups came to the conclusion that Sen. Ted Cruz would be more dangerous to Jews and Israel than Donald Trump as the next US president.

    It all happened after evangelic pastor Mike Bickle endorsed GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz last month. The Jewish Lobby has accused Mike Bickle of saying that Adolf Hitler was a ‘divine hunter’ sent by God to kill Jews. It’s also claimed that the pastor believe that Jews must convert to Christianity or hunted down for extermination. Watch Bickle’s prophecy below.

    Canada-born Sen. Ted Cruz who received the Defender of Israel award last year, has refused to cave in under Jewish pressure. He has announced that he values Mike Bickle’s endorsement. Pastor Bickle runs Israel Mandate, an Evangelic project dedicated to convert Jews to Christianity in order to save Jews from God’s curse (Armageddon)…….

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/02/24/lobby-ted-cruzs-pastor-admires-hitler/

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  30. “Since the Old Testament is largely fantasy rather than history, there’s not much point re-reading it.”

    As is the New Testament.

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  31. Archeologists have proven the Pyramids were built with Free (paid and contracted) Egyptian labor. And domentable facts have laid rest to the ‘Parting of the Sea’ and Jewish slave labor in Egypt Myth.

    Of course the Exodus story is BS. But the repeating of the story for 3,000 years by the Jew is instructive.

    What kind of a sick culture would celebrate for 3,000 years straight, the killing of the first born of every family in Egypt?

    The sick culture of the Jew has the death of its opponents on the brain.

    There is question but that the death and killing of opponents is the answer for the Jew. They celebrate death.

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  32. israel is majority sephardi . ashkenazi jews are majotity semitic . the father of so called palestinians ( a roman name lol ) yasser arafat was an egyptian .

    Clearly ethnicity is most important to the Jew – and right and wrong is meaningless to the Jew.

    Two hundred hidden nukes, apartheid walls, 1,000,000 person Gaza prison, 1,400 person killing in Gaza, squatter settlements, right of return for Jew but not Palestinian, and detention without trial, are celebrated by Jew throughout the world.

    Look at how inhuman the Jew are. The have NO Christian Western values.

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  33. I believe most of the “intense hatred” for Assad in Turkey can be explained by the intense hunger of Erdogan to bite off part of northern Syria and incorporate it into Turkey. If you have been paying attention, many of those fleeing northwest Syria to the safe haven of Turkey as a result of Russian attacks were “Turkmen” backed by Erdogan.

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  34. Nobody, has the right to steal someone else’s land.

    Occupation by Numbers
    Chinese occupation of Tibet : 475,000 Square miles occupied / 1.2 million killed
    Sudanese occupation of Darfur : 190,000 Square miles occupied / 300,000 killed
    Indonesian occupation of Papua : 123,000 Square miles occupied / 500,000 killed
    Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara : 103,000 Square miles occupied / 15,000 killed
    Alewite occupation of Syira : 72,000 Square miles occupied / 500,000 killed
    Russian occupation of Chechnya : 7,000 Square miles occupied / 150,000 killed
    Isreali occupation of palestinian territories : 2,100 Square miles occupied / 25,000 killed

    Seems more pressing occupations for you to worry about ??

    Ashkenazi, or Yids from Brooklyn, or my German Jewish (definitely not Semitic), family, have no right to steal Palestinian land, and murder hundreds of thousands of Arabs.

    Israel is 60% sephardi and ethiopian . So majority are not ashkenazi . Most ashkenazis are semetic in origin . Some are converts from the country they lived in . Im sorry that you are descended from ethnic Germans who converted to Judaism. I am not ethnic German , and 99% of jews are not ethnic Germans as well . The father of palestinians , yasser arafat is himself an egyptian . Before Israel had the territories they were part of jordan and egypt. How many of palestinians are descended from greeks , jordanians , stateless bedouins , egyptians , turks etc.

    I’m guessing you fail the Litmus test. You, and Shamir fail the Litmus test. It is a basic question of human values that you both fail.

    Lets hear your human values . How much do you care about the larger and much more brutal occupations I stated earlier .??

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  35. “And this one time, Israel needs to shut UP and enjoy her gains,” gained at the expense of hundreds of thousands of lives.

    A POS country like all countries, only far worse.

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  36. That the jews control the united states is a conspiracy theory . In the united states you have elections every 4 years and the vote is usually around 52 -48 or in that neighborhood . In Syria in the last elections in 2014 Assad received 88.7% of the vote . In the 2007 elections Assad received 98 % of the vote . In 2000 elections Assad received 99.7 % of the vote . With this type of obvious fraud , the populace may feel that they are not receiving fair representation , they may feel they are living in a dictatorship with no say in government or their countries affairs and it could and did lead to civil war . Mr. Shamir , do you believe that a majority sunni populace would vote 99.7 % in favor of a Shia Alewite president ??

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  37. Israel is just going to have to eat this one. No one supports Israel more than I

    Yeah, we know. Out of one side of your mouth you talk up the Israelis and talk down the Palestinians, then out of the other side of your mouth you run down American police. It’s pretty clear where your loyalties lie.

    Why not square the circle and promote disarming American police, so we can send the weapons to the IDF?

    Too obvious?

    Israel Shamir should know that Moscow Metro bombing and most of so-called “Terrorist attacks”, usually blamed on Chechen or Russian Muslims are mainly carried out by Russian CIA with the help of Israeli Mossad.

    Get to the back of the queue. First we talk about all the black slaves (hundreds of thousands? Millions? Probably millions) Muslims castrated and genitally mutilated.

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  38. Where did the money that was used to build the pyramids come from?

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  39. Yeah Marwan, Trump’s the Jews’ dream candidate. That’s why the NYT keeps telling us how un-conservative he is – they’re just trying to do what’s best for conservatives and the GOP.

    Trump’s said more than once that “walls work, just look at Israel.” That kind of thinking is absolute Kryptonite for Jews. Jews want to be able to form mobs in Israel and lynch Palestinians at will, then come over here and lecture white America about the non-existent threat of an “anti-Muslim backlash.”

    Trump has the balls to overturn that table, too.

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  40. “And Hezbollah, Israel’s main adversary in the north, is losing dozens of fighters every month in battle”

    If a Hezbollah fighter gets killed fighting the Zionists he’s a martyr but how does it work if he gets killed fighting his fellow Muslims?

    Does he still go to Heaven and get 72 virgins?

    Just curious.

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  41. Yeah Marwan, Trump’s the Jews’ dream candidate. That’s why the NYT keeps telling us how un-conservative he is – they’re just trying to do what’s best for conservatives and the GOP.

    Trump’s said more than once that “walls work, just look at Israel.” That kind of thinking is absolute Kryptonite for Jews. Jews want to be able to form mobs in Israel and lynch Palestinians at will, then come over here and lecture white America about the non-existent threat of an “anti-Muslim backlash.”

    Trump has the balls to overturn that table, too.

    Hey Homie !! ,
    I don’t like the NYT anymore than you do . I happen to think that they are a bunch of lying murder junkies , so what they say doesn’t really matter to me . Just the fact that Trumps daughter is a jew , his other kid is married to a jew and the grandkids will be raised as jews , makes me think that the alt white community may be disappointed in their dream candidate in the end . But thats just my opinion . Like Nick Carter used to say , ” if I’m wrong , Ill apologize ” .

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  42. Mr. Shamir , do you believe that a majority sunni populace would vote 99.7 % in favor of a Shia Alewite president ??

    no Marwan, I’m sure they’d prefer your buddies

    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130905121506-lv-syria-nyt-execution-shubert-00004623-story-tablet.jpg

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  43. Nitpick much? Actually it is quite common in British English to describe a place as being “on the way”, meaning that the place is in between the starting point and destination of a journey. Shamir probably should have said in and not on but it didn’t change the intended meaning at all.

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  44. Where did the money that was used to build the pyramids come from?

    The Nile and the Nile sediment, except it was called food not money.

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  45. You can follow the lead of your Israeli Lobby, or you can have peace and security, but you can’t have both, it is that simple.

    profound words indeed, with sweeping and broad, comprehensive implications

    eloquence at its most cogent

    thank you Mr. Shamir

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  46. Russia Sells Out Syria – Opens Syrian Kurdistan NGO Offices in Moscow as Balkinization Process Begins

    https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/russia-sells-out-syria-opens-syrian-kurdistan-ngo-offices-in-moscow-as-balkinization-process-begins/

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  47. You wish.
    Most ashkenazis are Khazar in origin.

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  48. Hezbollah certainly kicked Israel’s butt in 2006.

    Still hurts don’t it?

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  49. In Slavic languages such as the Russian it is common to use the preposition “on” where it is common to use “in” in Germanic Languages such as the English. But it is a bit of an unnecessary digression to correct a non-native speaker’s English on such small matter. On the Internet, without the professional proofreaders, the native speakers commonly make much, much more and bigger mistakes. The old times of English quality in the press is long gone. Even the online additions of MSM now sometimes contain language and style errors.

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  50. “Nitpick much? Actually it is quite common in British English to describe a place as being “on the way”, meaning that the place is in between the starting point and destination of a journey. Shamir probably should have said in and not on but it didn’t change the intended meaning at all.”

    Well, my message was addressed to the author, not a brainless nitwit like you, and he already responded by agreeing with me: “Yes, thank you” The agreement of the person who wrote the piece counts a lot more with me than any worthless crap you can come up with. Do you really think anybody cares what obscure uses of the English language the British Empire employed? The British Empire bit the dust many decades ago, in case you hadn’t heard. In fact, you state in your last sentence that “Shamir probably should have said in and not on but it didn’t change the intended meaning at all.” In light of that concession, exactly what point are you trying to make other than that you are a complete idiot who doesn’t know what he is talking about? You are a totally useless poster making useless points.

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  51. Seems more pressing occupations for you to worry about ??

    There are more occupations that could be looked at. But I don’t think US taxpayers have provided over $100 billion in aid to those other occupiers . This might make the USA a party to that occupation. So from that standpoint the Israeli situation probably has more relevance to Americans than the others.

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    I can’t see how this ‘ceasefire’ can work. The largest and strongest groups, ISIS and Nusra, are not to be a part of it while this bewildering array of smaller and independent groups are? Then fighting will just continue with any break in it being used to resupply and strengthen themselves for the next round. Will the smaller groups agree to cease fighting in return for amnesty? Will they agree to turn their guns against their former allies?
    The notion of a coalition government is just a western trap. They’re in the midst of a war and that would fatally weaken the government at a critical time. Having former enemies included in the government would destroy the morale of the SAA and undercut unity. Assad is the war leader and must stay to see things through. After it’s clearly over they can then pay attention to rebuilding and gathering together a national consensus.
    The Assassins were an offshoot of Shia Islam, Nizari Ismailis, and attacked enemy groups by attempting to decapitate them by selectively killing their leaders. They almost got Saladin and scared him into refraining from acting against them but rather into having to accept and cooperate with them. They generally refrained from targeting unimportant people. In contrast the terrorist suicide bombing of Damascus is an example of the indiscriminate use of violence by the more-fanatic-than-thou Sunni extremist groups who compete with one another in who can create the greatest terrorist spectacle without regard as to who is killed. The two are quite different.

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  53. I am British.

    “On the way” means you pass it on the way to your destination.

    “In the way” means it is an obstruction.

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  54. Russia Sells Out Syria – Opens Syrian Kurdistan NGO Offices in Moscow as Balkinization Process Begins

    https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/russia-sells-out-syria-opens-syrian-kurdistan-ngo-offices-in-moscow-as-balkinization-process-begins/

    Interesting article .
    I support an independent Kurdistan and and end to the Shia Aalawite occupation of Kurdish lands. Assad is a brutal dictator like his father , who used artillery fire to kill 30,000 civilians in the town of Hama in 1983 . Who else but a dictator wins an election with 99.7% of the vote. No one can pretend that he was elected . By a sunni majority electorate no less .

    At any rate the comments there were rather intriguing . Seems the alt white love affair with Bad Vlad Putin that we see here on this site is not supported by the commenters there . They have a different brand of tin foil hat it seems . Maybe theirs is tainted with mercury ?? They think Putin is a Zionist tool ~~!!!!!! LoL that wouldn’t fly here at the UNZ comment section , right boys ??

    indravaruna, on February 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm said:
    Putin works for the jews and Kurdistan is a ZOG project.

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  55. marwan, you r a cheap zio troll and a complete idiot to boot.

    The Alawites have not occupied Syria, they are merely a Syrian sect.

    A majority of wealthy syrians is sunni and sunnis form a MAJORITY in the Syrian government and state apparatus AND in the military and security forces.
    Even Robert Fisk, no friend of Syria, admitted most of the army, including the officer corps, is sunni.

    Assad does enjoy widespread support in Syria, including from a significant part of the sunni syrians , particularly urban sunnis.

    That is the reason the US led coalition does not accept Assad to run for the presidency, they very much fear he would win it fair and square.

    The following National Interest article makes it clear the sunni character of much of the military;

    The Syrian Arab Army has held its own for more than five years. Its numbers might have been depleted, as is normal for any wartime military, but a close glance at its military reveals that its core, perhaps unexpectedly to many, is Sunni. The current minister of defense, Fahd al-Freij, is one of the most decorated officers in Syrian military history and hails from the Sunni heartland of Hama. The two most powerful intelligence chiefs, Ali Mamlouk and Mohammad Dib Zaitoun, have remained loyal to the Syrian government—and are both Sunnis from influential families. The now-dead and dreaded strongman of Syrian intelligence, Rustom Ghazaleh, who ruled Lebanon with an iron fist, was a Sunni, and the head of the investigative branch of the political directorate, Mahmoud al-Khattib, is from an old Damascene Sunni family. Major General Ramadan Mahmoud Ramadan, commander of the Thirty-Fifth Special Forces Regiment, which is tasked with the protection of western Damascus, is another high-ranking Sunni, as is Brigadier General Jihad Mohamed Sultan, the commander of the Sixty-Fifth Brigade that guards Latakia.”

    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-assads-army-has-not-defected-15190

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  56. Trump has the balls to overturn that table, too.

    I wouldn’t be so sure. This just in from Mondoweiss:

    Donald Trump, the only candidate who doesn’t need [Sheldon Adelson's] money, who won in New Hampshire and South Carolina, and is ahead in the polls in Nevada, has tried to woo Adelson by promising that no other candidate “will be a bigger friend to Israel”…

    Maybe just a coincidence, but Jewish Insider… got an interview with Donald Trump’s national political director Michael Glassner, a dedicated Zionist who worked for George W. Bush’s campaign and has spent the last few years running the American Israel Political (sic) Affairs Committee’s southwest branch. That’s AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby. Glassner says Trump is committed to preserving the special relationship with Israel, notwithstanding some of the cold water he’s thrown on that love affair. Glassner:
    He has said, in general, that he recognizes that Israel is our top ally and he will do everything in his power to protect Israel. He said that, and I think he will continue to say that publicly.

    Jewish Insider also reported on a Trump appearance on Sean Hannity’s show yesterday. Here’s Trump’s protest that he loves Israel:

    I have so many friends, Jewish friends, and they have supported Obama, and they are so disgusted. They can’t understand what happened; what went wrong. I think that President Obama has been the worst thing that has ever happened to Israel — the worst thing. I don’t understand it. And Netanyahu — a good guy…

    I am a great friend of Israel. I was the Grand Marshal of the Israeli Day Parade… I have so many friends. In fact one of them, one of my great friends — where is Jared, my son-in-law? Where is he? My son-in-law is Jewish, and he’s fantastic — a very successful guy in the New York real estate…. So, there is nobody closer — and Bibi Netanyahu asked me to do a commercial for him, for his campaign. I did a commercial for him.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2016/02/all-eyes-are-on-sheldon-adelson-and-even-trump-courts-him-with-israel-rant/

    Now I know why Sam is so high on Trump.

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  57. Ha!!! Should have typed online editions, not online additions! LOL at my own booboo.

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  58. Lets hear your human values . How much do you care about the larger and much more brutal occupations I stated earlier .??

    That’s funny. You made the same argument on another thread and I responded to it thusly, but I never got a response:

    If we’re being truthful, neither you nor Madalaine Albright really give a rat’s a** about these people and all you’re engaging in is a bit of sophistry trying to make the case that people who insist in critizing the Zionist project are obsessed with this one injustice to the exclusion of all these others.

    Here’s the trouble with your argument: none of these other cases have established a powerful lobby ensconced in the capitals of the US (AIPAC), England (BICOM, CFI, LFI), France (CRIF), etc.

    If we consider the case of the Israel Lobby in the USA alone, they have managed to extract:

    1. financial support – in the form of a tribute from US taxpayers of $3.1B to go to $5B,
    2. diplomatic support – in the form of 39 vetoes to shield Israel from UNSC draft resolutions that “condemned, deplored, denounced, demanded, affirmed, endorsed, called on and urged Israel to obey the world body.”
    3. military support – adopted PNACs strategy of remaking the ME by launching a GWOT (aka a War on Islam) to regime change those countries deemed hostile to the Zionist project, all in an effort to enhance the security of the villa of the jungle

    If you don’t mind, could you tell us the names of the lobbies of these other cases you’ve listed above and (assuming they even have a formal lobby) do a bit of a comparative analysis of the relative success these lobbies have had in their lobbying efforts, in terms of extracting financial, diplomatic, and military support from the US.? I’m thinking of a table showing the $, UNSC resolutions, and number of military interventions. Very eager to see your results!

    I guess you’re still busy crunching the numbers.

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    2 of Trump’s 3 adult children are married to Jews.

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  60. I wasn’t correcting the author’s English, I was commenting on someone (tbraton) who did. I considered it nitpicking especially since it didn’t confuse what the author meant to communicate.

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  61. Your post #3 was sheer brilliance. Congratulations. No doubt Israel Shamir will now publish many more articles here in future knowing there’s a free English lesson from you as a reward.

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  62. No issue my friend, I understood, but maybe “nitpicking” is a bit strong? The gentleman was just trying to be useful by pointing out an imperfection. In any case, we are all good, both you and tbraton I consider the friendlies and like reading your comments. I am not a native English speaker, but I learned when I went to England the first time that even the English learn their English their whole life. Nothing wrong with the rest of us always trying to improve and somebody pointing out how.

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  63. Thanks for the answers to my questions on Turkey.

    Durruti says.”…Zionist Terrorist Land Thieves, including some of my family, may return to their Homeland, Kings Highway. [The highway rolls through Brooklyn, and is home to a myriad of businesses and cultural spots. Its vicinity can easily house a couple of million returning Zionist American Land Thieves…”

    We don’t want them here. The Jews have destroyed the US enough. We’re trying to get rid of the ones we have. We don’t need more.

    Art says,”…What kind of a sick culture would celebrate for 3,000 years straight, the killing of the first born of every family in Egypt?…”

    I will explain this exactly. The Jews are a tribe of psychopaths. No all maybe not even the majority but a large number. All of the Jews ancient writings are nothing more than a manual for psychopaths to live by. The Talmud is nothing but one psychopathic thought after another. The Talmud “great enlightenment” basically says that everyone not Jewish is there to serve Jews. All their property is really the Jews. No one is really human unless they’re Jews and their lives don’t matter. A psychopathic religion for a psychopathic people.

    They’ve been thrown out of every single country that they’ve been to in any numbers. Psychopaths having no empathy themselves can only go by the feedback they get from the people they are exploiting. So they push and push to see what they can get away with. The normal people build up resentment towards them. Thinking “surely they will reform or repent” like a normal person who does wrong. Of course the Jews do not. They don’t have the mental process for reform. Then in a huge mass outpouring of hate for the Jews, fed up with the refusal to reform their behavior, they attack and/or deport them. In this stage of the cycle the Big/Rich Jews escape and the little Jews are attacked.

    Start over.

    Even if it’s wrong if you assume the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths you will never be surprised and Jew’s behavior will make sense.

    As for the pyramids the inside blocks are rough cut but the outside and all the shaped precision blocks are made of geopolymer. A concrete type material that has repeating units like plastic but of silico-oxide, silico-aluminate, etc.

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

    http://www.geopolymer.org/archaeology/pyramids/are-pyramids-made-out-of-concrete-1/

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  64. “What kind of a sick culture would celebrate for 3,000 years straight, the killing of the first born of every family in Egypt?”

    A story, curiously enough, that was repeated in the Gospel of Mathew in the New Testament when Herod, the King of the Jews, supposedly killed all the children two years and under in Bethlehem, causing Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus to flee into Egypt until Herod was dead. None of the other three Gospels contained in the New Testament has such a story, either of Herod’s killing of the children or of Jesus’ family fleeing into Egypt. In fact, the Gospel of Luke has the family returning to its home town of Nazareth about eight days after Jesus’ birth.

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  65. Marwan, do you believe that mainly Christian population of the US will vote 97% for Jewish representatives? 3% voted for Cynthia McKinney for President, but the rest voted for guys selected and approved by Jews…
    You may reply that you choose a President disregarding his attitude to Jews. Same is true for Syria.
    Russians supported their governments despite very heavy Jewish influence, direct or obscured.
    Same is true in Syria.

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  66. ” Assad is a brutal dictator like his father , who used artillery fire to kill 30,000 civilians in the town of Hama in 1983 .”

    Apart from getting the year wrong (it was 1982, not 1983), I see you follow the normal tactic of a pro-Israel troll by inflating the number of dead at Hama in 1982. The standard number is 10,000. But at least, your figure of 30,000 does not come close to the 80,000 figure tossed out by Ted Koppel on national TV about five years ago. Here is a message I posted in response to a Pat Buchanan piece in TAC about five years ago:

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    April 1, 2011 at 10:19 am
    “What has Gaddafi done in any rebel city that has fallen to him to compare with what Syria’s Hafez al-Assad did in Hama, when he rolled up his artillery in 1982 and slaughtered between 10,000 and 20,000 to teach the Moslem Brotherhood a lesson in loyalty?”

    Pat, your number for the dead at Hama, Syria, 10 to 20 thousand, corresponds with the number I have read over the years. Thre Columbia Encyclopedia (5th ed. 1993) states at p. 1180 that “government forces quelled the revolt but destroyed much of the city in the process; estimated deaths numbered more than 20,000.” In “Beirut to Jerusalem,” (paperback 1990), Thomas Friedman states at p. 91 that “that is why Hafez al-Assad. . .could order the killing of 20,000 of his own citizens.”

    That is why I was so startled to hear Ted Koppel this past Sunday on Meet the Press use a figure that was four times higher than the highest number I was accustomed to hearing:

    ‘MR. KOPPEL: Look, you make a couple of good points. First of all, Syria. Remember that the current president’s father, back in 1982, when he had a little rebellion on his hands in the city of Hama…

    MR. GREGORY: Wiped them out.

    MR. KOPPEL: …wiped them out. Eighty, eighty…

    MR. WOODWARD: Ten thousand people.

    MR. KOPPEL: Eighty thousand people, Bob. Eighty thousand people were killed in Hama. What do we know about the rebels in Libya? One of the few things we know about them is that there was from that region of Libya a disproportionately high number of young men who joined al-Qaeda in Iraq. Are these the folks that we want to associate ourselves with? We know for a fact that Gadhafi is a bad guy, but we know very little about the people who seek to replace him.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42275424/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/

    That “Woodward” cited in the transcript who tried to correct Koppel was Bob Woodward of the Washington Post. Mr. Koppel’s alarmist use of an vastly inflated number of deaths at Hama is probably the first sounding of the impending propaganda campaign against Syria, since we now justify our military campaigns on the basis of atrocities committed long in the past. I am sure we will overlook the fact that it was the current president’s father who was responsible for those atrocities. I believe there is something in the Old Testament about the father’s sins being visited upon the son.
    Exodus 20:5 can be cited as authority, as well as the NATO resolution.

    BTW David Gregory’s claim that the city of Hama was “wiped out” ignores the fact that Friedman in his book (published in hard cover in 1989) cites a population for Hama of 180,000 (paperback at p. 77) while the Columbia Encyclopedia (published 1993) states that the 1990 population of Hama was 220,000.”

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  69. rare for israel shamir not to have an excellent article but it is important to clarify who/what the monsters are in syria and the rest of the region.

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  70. pretty sure you are wrong. sultan err dog one and his ilk are in a fantasy world not the rest of turkey. dont think his delusions extend to austria or any part of china. he wants parts of syria and wants to rid his world of kurds.

    turkey certainly has its own interests as does s. arabia and the other involved gulf puppets
    but israel/jewry will influence, control those countries and others by using the econ and military power of the u.s. (eg, innocent swiss banks strong armed by amer jews using the might of the u.s.).

    what israel/jewry does not do directly it will do via its zionized/judaized/bribed/blackmailed u.s. and euro puppets.

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  71. nothing fantasy about love, forgiveness, equality, justice, mercy.

    the 2 books should never be together, never equated. opposites.

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  72. a diseased belief system delivers diseased minds. minds with lies for brain cells.

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  73. “No doubt Israel Shamir will now publish many more articles here in future knowing there’s a free English lesson from you as a reward.”

    Only an idiot like you would confuse pointing out a typo (“o” is next to “i” on the standard keyboard, btw, indicating that it was a mere typo) with offering an English lesson. I am highly amused that you are making much more fuss over my minor correction than my correction made over Israel Shamir’s typo in the first place. I was also highly amused that poster 22pp22 corrected your sham lesson on the proper British usage of “in” versus “on” (that you offered before conceding it should have been “in”). You are a confused, muddle-headed little puppy, aren’t you? What was your point in the first place? Do you even have a clue?

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  74. {Pat, your number for the dead at Hama, Syria, 10 to 20 thousand, corresponds with the number I have read over the years}

    In comparison:

    1.Israel’s illegal invasion of Lebanon 1982.
    {The Lebanese authorities gave a figure of 19,085 killed and 30,000 wounded with combatants accounting for 57% of the dead and civilians 43% in 1982.}
    {Red Cross estimate: up to 14,000 people died and 20,000 were injured, mostly civilians.}

    2. US and UK illegal invasion of Iraq.
    Since the invasion, an estimated 500,000 Iraqis have been killed as a direct or indirect result of the illegal invasion: a war crime.
    That figure does not include the estimated 500,000 deaths of Iraqi children before the invasion, infamously celebrated by the evil witch Albright.
    War criminals Bush and Blair walking around free: considered “distinguished statesmen” (sic).
    War criminal Blair was even appointed Middle East ‘Peace Envoy’ (!).

    3. Since the start of the civil war and invasion of Syria, and estimated 250,000 people have been killed. Most of the killed are Syrian government loyalists and innocent Syrian civilians.

    Anti-Assad mouthpieces justifying the carnage going on in Syria because of Hama, should look into the mirror first before lecturing everybody else.

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  75. “I will explain this exactly. The Jews are a tribe of psychopaths. No all maybe not even the majority but a large number.”

    Michael Bradley, who is himself Jewish, explains this ‘psychopathy’ in his books The Iceman Inheritance, and Esau’s Empire: Chosen People from the Caucasus.

    From his website —

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    “spurred by the vicious and sometimes violent Jewish reaction to The Iceman Inheritance in 1992, I buckled down to do some serious research about episodes of human history that were a little more recent than the Middle and Upper Paleolithic. And I learned the surprising truth.

    Only 4.5% of Jews in the world, according to the Jewish Encyclopaedia (the first post-World War II, 1960 edition), could trace their ancestry back to the Holy Land and they are called “Sephardic” Jews from the Hebrew word for Spain, Sepharad. There are very few of them in the United States, but some live in the southern states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. That explained my own Jewish family heritage, which had always puzzled me. I learned, to my surprise, that my family was Sephardic from Louisiana.

    Many Sephardic Jews presently live in and around the Caribbean where they were the first “Spanish” and “Portuguese” conquistadors and colonists. My Jewish ancestors were thus responsible for the genocide of millions of American Indians and for starting the transatlantic slave trade in Black Africans. Other Sephardic Jews live in Spain, southern France, South America and South Africa.

    The other 95.5% of all “Jews” in the world come from Russian steppe tribesmen who converted to Judaism about 1300 years after the biblical scriptures had been written. They are called “Ashkenazi” Jews and they have no genetic ancestry among Abraham’s biblical Israelites at all.

    They were the prime so-called “Jewish” victims of Hitler’s so-called “Holocaust”. They constituted, from 1948, the vast majority of modern Israel’s population. For many of them who now reside in Israel, Florida, California or New York City, their first language is still Russian.

    These Ashkenazi “Jews” had immigrated massively into the United States between 1870 and 1920 and are the people that ordinary Americans know as “Jews”. Most of them settled in New York City originally. The largest Jewish newspaper in the U.S. is the Forward, published in New York City, and it still puts out an all-Russian edition. The Ashkenazi “Jews” then spread all over the country, and especially to Florida and California, and they are notable for creating Hollywood’s movie industry.

    When I had finally digested all this, which took about six months, the animal-like animosity of the New York Times editorial became crystal clear. The “Jewish” Ashkenazim had come from a region of known late-lingering Neanderthals, the Caucasus Mountains and the neighboring Russian steppes.

    Some typically “Jewish” physical traits were very obviously vestigial Neanderthal ones – generally a short stature and a plump physique, many very short wide-hipped and big- breasted women, extremely hairy men and a tendency toward beetling brows and large beaky “hooked” noses in both genders. Many Ashkenazim have crinkly-curly head hair tending toward dark reddish brown or mahogany in color.

    Among Ashkenazi “Jews” there is also a genetic tendency toward beaky faces, not only just noses, and big mouths (in more ways than one) that “wrap around” the lower face. Barbara Streisand and Julia Roberts provide two lovely and very well known examples of how attractive this genetic trait can be. But these are not “Semitic” physical traits. They are Neanderthal physical characteristics.

    And maybe some Neanderthal emotional and behavioral traits persisted among the Ashkenazim along with the physical ones.

    Their “chosen people” pretension is a typical Neanderthal in-group obsession that is actually a genetic racist predisposition against all other humans. It is a genetically determined “us against them” mentality. Their higher level of known Neanderthal aggression against outsiders is responsible for their disproportional social influence wherever they have settled in the West.

    Their men’s feelings of sexual inadequacy are a Neanderthal genetic legacy reflected in much more frequent confusion of sexual orientation than occurs among males of other Caucasian ethnic groups and other races. It has been the subject of too-numerous Jewish-authored books and screenplays, and Woody Allen’s work (and private life) is a very well known example of this Jewish predicament.

    This genetic Neanderthal psychosexual maladaptation has also bequeathed to Jews a tendency toward emotional instability and hysteria when they feel nervous or threatened… which is all the time when they are not in absolute control. And they are arrogant, but uneasy, even then. An ethnic symptom of this emotional instability is the Jewish tendency toward hypochondria. Even they cannot (yet) control death.

    This unfortunate combination of high aggression combined with a tendency toward hysteria and emotional instability has proved to be a dangerous and tragic situation over the course of Western history. Their aggression encourages continual Jewish attempts to control societies, while the emotional instability makes it difficult for most Jews to distinguish reasonably between justified social criticism by their non-Jewish neighbors and attacks.

    Insensitive even to objective concerns about inordinate Jewish influence in societies, and reacting with hysterical aggression to any such supposed “attack” on their behavior and pleas from non-Jews to limit it, Jews have always provoked violence against themselves. And then they, with much emotional satisfaction, feel victimized and attribute the situation to innate “anti-Semitism” among their neighbors.

    This tragic cycle happened most recently in Nazi Germany, of course, but it had happened previously in almost all European countries. This historical pattern is the social result of Neanderthal genetic traits of high aggression and emotional instability caused by Ice Age psychosexual maladaptation. All this is very clear to me now.”

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  76. “..the normal tactic of a pro-Israel troll…”
    A concise definition of the prolific marwan.

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  77. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/24/clinton_defends_ongoing_anarchy_in_libya_we_are_still_in_korea_we_are_still_in_germany.html

    Israelis are getting 100% from Rubio,Linsey Graham and Cinton . From Trump ,they might expect only the symbolic kowtow now and then. Middle East entanglement is the last thing on his mind .
    Expect an exodus of the Neocons back to hawkish democrat party if Trump secures nomination.
    Control is the only business they are interested in . They don’t work or pay for living in the good society . They create fight and friction . Then they become the arbiter and become interlocutor .
    I must glad that Americans are waking up to the fact that America has been screwed by these nti human creatures and they have done it since Wilson.

    Current Israeli attempt to frame the ME conflict as fight between Sunni and Shia or between freedom and obscurantism is the leitmotifs drawn from same tribal music of death and opportunity . Current shedding of crocodile tears over Syria or Darfur is nothing but calculated posturings .

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  78. Hi Mr. Shamir .
    I gave you official election results from Syria and all you can give is a vague conspiracy theory about jews controlling the world to counter that . So are you going on the record as saying that you believe that the Syrian election results of 99.7 % for Assad are the result of fair elections ??

    Then we have this :

    3% voted for Cynthia McKinney for President, but the rest voted for guys selected and approved by Jews…

    The actual figure was 0.12 % for McKinney not 3% . McKinney is mentally unstable . She has stated that she believes that the US government killed 5,000 prisoners and used hurricane Katrina to hide the bodies . Mr Shamir , is Cynthia McKinney someone that you feel is sane and competent to be president of the USA ? Would you vote for her ?? If not , and given her record of public insanity , why would anyone else ??

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  79. The standard number is 10,000. But at least, your figure of 30,000 does not come close to the 80,000 figure tossed out by Ted Koppel on national TV about five years ago.

    So in effect you are stating that my figures are reasonable . Thank you for that , sir . When estimates range from 10,000 to 80,000 and I give the figure of 30,000 , my figure is reasonable and well within the accepted range . In fact , Im giving the Assad boys the benefit of the doubt with my estimate that is actually on the low side of the range . The Syrian opposition at the time gave estimates of between 35,000 – 50,000 killed , all civilians . That is according to Sami Moubayed , who wrote the book ” Under the black flag ” . NYT journalist Thomas Friedman said the total number of civilians killed was 38,000 in his book from beirut to jerusalem .

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  80. I wouldn’t be so sure. This just in from Mondoweiss

    We approach the issue from very different angles. You (presumably – correct me if I’m wrong) are simply anti-Apartheid-Israel. Anti-Zionist. I am not simply anti-Apartheid-Israel or anti-Zionist. I am in favor of making Jewry shit or get off the pot. I want to make Jewry pick one:

    1) Apartheid Israel, Zionism, and right-wing politics for everyone, INCLUDING the acknowledged right of peoples of European stock to have for themselves what Jews have for themselves in Israel, WITH diaspora Jewry’s blessing.
    2) Left-wing politics for everyone, INCLUDING the dismantling of Israel as a Jewish state. Or at the very least, for diaspora Jewry to treat Israel the way it would any Apartheid state, were it not Jewish.

    No more of this “have your cake and eat the goy’s cake too” bullshit.

    This is not a rhetorical pose. So I’m fine with a candidate simply adopting a politically acceptable (loosely defined) and expedient strategy, like so:

    “I love Israel. I think they’re brilliant, and I want to bring a lot of their good ideas here to the USA, like border walls.”
    “I love Israel. I think they’re brilliant, and I want to bring a lot of their good ideas here to the USA, like a gov’t that serves the majority’s interests at least as much as it serves minority interests, white interests as openly as it serves black interests.”
    “I love Israel. I think they’re brilliant, and I want to bring a lot of their good ideas here to the USA, like pro-natalist policies.”
    “I love Israel. I think they’re brilliant, and I want to bring a lot of their good ideas here to the USA, like the idea that good fences make good neighbors; you don’t see the Israelis giving their country away, do you?
    “I love Israel. I think they’re brilliant, and I want to bring a lot of their good ideas here to the USA, like immigration controls. The Israelis don’t go for this mass immigration nonsense – why should we?”
    “I love Israel, but I love America more. Any left wing idea you bring me, you’d better be willing to push it for Israel, too.”

    In other words, I want to leverage the supposed establishment love for Israel to serve white interests. “I love love love Israel, that’s why we should…” I’m okay with supporting Israel, insofar as it’s getting us something tangible. Support Israel, body-slam the leftist Jewish diaspora. WTF are the Jews going to do, scream “conservatism for me, but not for thee”? Trump may not be motivated to do this stuff, but I do think he’s got the balls and the psychological profile for it.

    You also (again presumably) place your anti-war values much higher on the list than I do. I’m anti-war, but it’s well down the list from reversing the ongoing global race-replacement of European peoples.

    So you and I have very different goals on the matter.

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  81. So in effect you are stating that my figures are reasonable . Thank you for that , sir . When estimates range from 10,000 to 80,000 and I give the figure of 30,000 , my figure is reasonable and well within the accepted range .

    So in effect you are stating that my figure of fewer than 1 million Jews killed in the Holocaust is reasonable. When estimates range from 0 to 6 million and I give the figure of 1 million or less, my figure is reasonable and well within the accepted range.

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  82. Even the online additions of MSM now sometimes contain language and style errors.

    Yeah, I think they call that an “own goal.” :) Editionally, your point is a bit odd; of course online editions have more errors – they’re crapped out as a matter of routine. I read stuff in the online NYT that has obvious typos.

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  83. Mr.Shamir wrote:
    “The second notable change is the clear position of Israel against a ceasefire in Syria, against Assad and for Daesh and the Nusra. For long time this position had been obscured by Israeli observers and politicians. Israel has been pleased with Arabs killing each other.”

    Obscured, yes, particularly in the West, though not so much in Israel proper.

    At any rate, the most decisive ingredient to even get this “civil” war going in Syria, was the zio power configuration(ZOG) in the West, mainly ZUSA.

    There are wiki cables which show that the plan to force regime change in Syria goes back to 2006.

    “Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis…WikiLeaks cables reveal that these plans came from the Israeli government, and show that the U.S. government intended to work with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and Egypt to encourage the breakdown of the Assad regime as a way of also weakening Iran and Hezbollah.
    “[I]f Syria sufficiently destabilized, it might be in a position where it can keep the Golan Heights forever, or even advance that territory,” Assange said.”

    Remember also that the key group pushing for US airstrikes against Syria in the aftermath of the chemical attack false flag in Syria, was the Zionist lobby.

    As I wrote before;

    Basically, after the idf humiliating defeat in Lebanon in 06, the zionists decided they had to disrupt the arch of resistence to israels hegemony by targeting Syria.
    This would also completely destabilize the fragile new Iraq, which had naturally(since its shia majority and Iran is a strong regional power) shifted towards Iran.
    This was a disaster, given the original zio plan was to take out Iraq and Afghanistan quickly and move on to the next targets.
    If one looks at a map, Iran was being encircled with US forces positioned on Irans Western and Eastern borders and in the Gulf Arab emirates. Unexpected armed resistance in both Iraq and Afghanistan totally upset all zio plans. The end result was a strenghtened “Shia crescent” challenging Israels hegemony.
    Main reasons for the proxy war on Syria;

    1- Deny Hezbollah the strategic depth that Syria provides it. Surround it, including in Lebanon itself, with various Wahhabi millitant groups. This would also make weapons deliveries from Iran to Hezb much more difficult.
    2- Create reason for ZUSA TO interfere in Iraq again, by propping up ISIS/DAESH.(notice how zusa managed to force al-Maliki to resign in favor of someone more conducive to zusas interests, haidar al-abadi).
    3- All had gone accoding to plan, the israelis could annex the golan and perhaps even more syrian land.

    If all had gone according to plan, all of Irans few regional allies would be either destroyed or severely weakened. Iran itself would remain totally isolated.
    But the Zio plans have not gone according to the script. The US led coalition of rogue states had expected the Syrian government to collapse quickly. They badly underestimated the support level Assad has and the resilience of Syrias armed forces.
    The Syrian government and military, which, unlike what msm presstitutes claim, is sunni majority, have continued to resist and function.
    They control most of the provincial capitals, in part or in total; 12 out of 14.

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  84. William Engdahl, re a Jerusalem Post report, wrote:

    In December, 2014 the Jerusalem Post in Israel reported the findings of a largely ignored, and politically explosive report detailing UN sightings of Israeli military together with ISIS terrorist combatants. The UN peacekeeping force, UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), stationed since 1974 along the Golan Heights border between Syria and Israel, revealed that Israel had been working closely with Syrian opposition terrorists, including Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra Front and IS in the Golan Heights, and “kept close contact over the past 18 months.” The report was submitted to the UN Security Council. Mainstream media in the US and West buried the explosive findings.

    In 2013, israeli media reported, re Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, lifting any doubts about who really wants Assad to go:

    “The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran,” he said.
    This was the case, he said, even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated to al-Qaida.

    “We understand that they are pretty bad guys,” he said, adding that this designation did not apply to everyone in the Syrian opposition. “Still, the greatest danger to Israel is by the strategic arc that extends from Tehran, to Damascus to Beirut. And we saw the Assad regime as the keystone in that arc. That is a position we had well before the outbreak of hostilities in Syria. With the outbreak of hostilities we continued to want Assad to go.”

    http://www.jpost.com/Syria-Crisis/Oren-Jerusalem-has-wanted-Assad-ousted-since-the-outbreak-of-the-Syrian-civil-war-326328

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  85. Good analysis. I would point out in support of your point about Assad’s support among Sunnis that Shia constitute roughly 13% (according to Wikipedia) of Syria (and that includes other Shia sects apart from the Alawites), so it is hard to conceive of Assad holding on to power in the midst of a five-year war without substantial support of the Sunni community of Syria.

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  86. “NYT journalist Thomas Friedman said….”

    This is not FauxNews, marwan. This is Unz Review.

    Tom Friedman on the illegal Iraq war: “We needed to go over there, basically, and take out a very big stick right in the heart of that world and burst that bubble…” http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/06/187739/thomas-friedmans-iraq-amnesia

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/shocking-truth-of-british-involvement-in-the-deaths-of-6-8-million-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/5478758

    Tom Friedman on the Iraq war and Bush: “Many liberals oppose this war because they can’t believe that someone as radically conservative as George W. Bush could be mounting such a radically liberal war.” http://mondoweiss.net/2014/06/pollack-friedman-experts/
    Tom and a fraudster Natalie Jaresko: “… Friedman cited Jaresko as an exemplar of the new Ukrainian leaders who “share our values” and deserve unqualified American support.” http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2015/november/12/how-ukraine-s-finance-chief-got-rich/

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  88. You chose a very odd example (Cynthia McKinney) for your comparison to Assad. The more obvious choice is Obama: majority Whites elected a Black President, twice.

    Since both major, i.e. viable, parties are prostrate before the Israel Lobby, it’s no surprise that 97% voted for Jewish-approved representatives. (This must be what you meant, because 97% of our representatives are not Jewish.)

    McKinney, running as a Green, had no hope. The only people voting for her were die-hard Greens trying to build party recognition and maintain ballot status, and disillusioned voters protesting against the 2 major parties. As Robert Steele says, one bird, 2 wings, same shit. (There’s even some question now as to whether Jill Stein is a gatekeeper.)

    Why bother with Marwan the Troll? His business is denying Israel-first influence on the US govt., and defaming critics of Israel. The price for McKinney’s support of Palestine was losing her (4th term) seat in Congress, courtesy of targeted attack by Israel Lobby.

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  89. i think the alt white is in for some serious heartbreak [over Trump] …..

    I think so too. His nuttier stuff that the WNs love so much is going to crash and burn on the wall of reality. Take that away and the stuff he might be able to accomlish is pretty moderate. His focus on defeating ISIS/Al Qaeda rather than Assad objectively diverges from Israel’s intentions. But the possibility of some sort of Armageddon move to block Trump from getting the nomination looks pretty strong. That may be a “teachable moment” in American politics.

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  90. Well said and absolutely true!

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  91. So in effect you are stating that my figure of fewer than 1 million Jews killed in the Holocaust is reasonable. When estimates range from 0 to 6 million and I give the figure of 1 million or less, my figure is reasonable and well within the accepted range.

    I disagree with both you and marwan on your respective numbers, but still…. excellent zinger.

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  92. The Israelis are very good tactically but due to their psychopathology and over confidence they are complete dumb asses strategically. What will happen in the Middle East long term is that their ruthless mass slaughter program will let only the most ruthless survive while they get weaker.

    This has already happened once with Hezbollah. They kept killing the leaders until Hezbollah got one that was exceedingly crafty. Leading to their defeat in the last war on Lebanon.

    In the past the Jews controlled the narrative with the lack of any communication means not at higher level. As the level that people can communicate comes down their knowledge of the Jews past psychopathic behavior increases. It will only become more so over time as they are an especially evil bunch. We condemn Assad for 10,000, 30,000, whatever deaths. Try 60 million in Russia. How about the complete takeover of Spain for hundreds of years. They’ve been involved in hundreds of genocides. In case you hadn’t noticed every single country the Jews control turns into a big shit hole where all the people are oppressed.

    That being said are all Jews evil? No, but I don’t how to tell the difference and the ones that aren’t have children that may very turn out to be evil. Our best plan of action is to do what all psychologist say to do with psychopaths. Keep them away from you. Have no interaction with them. Allow them no power or control over you at all.

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  93. Perhaps Israel does not plan to leave any survivors in a long run. You can find all about it in their strategical manual, The Old Testament.

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  94. So you and I have very different goals on the matter.

    Here’s an exchange I previously had with Joe Webb:

    [MORE]

    Joe Webb: … polytheism… is totally irrelevant to any practical consideration of our problems as Whites.

    geokat62: Joe, if we look at the EU experiment, it is clear that trying to create a supranational state out of many “white” states has not been a smashing success. So can we agree that the odds of creating racial states – white, black, yellow, brown, etc, – are very remote. What we are left with is the ~ 193 states we currently have. And of these 193, it is useful to divide them between the Old World states and New World states.

    Do you agree with me that for all practical purposes trying to turn back the hands of time and have the New World states of US, Canada, Australia, NZ revert to WASP-majority countries is unrealistic?

    That battle has been lost. The battle that has still to be decided is the one currently being waged in the Old World, i.e., the European countries.

    Here’s my view on this topic. I don’t come at it from a racial superiority angle, I come at it from a variety-is-the-spice-of-life angle. Here’s what I mean: if the European nations continue down the path they’re currently on – e.g., birth rates so low they cannot sustain their current population levels and they rely on increased immigration to offset this trend – then the demographic makeup of these countries will be such that there will be little chance of retaining their historic identities. My dream is to travel to Berlin one day and be surrounded by Germans, enjoying their language, music, food, architecture, etc.; and travel to Paris the next and be surrounded by Frenchmen, enjoying the same; then travel to London, Madrid, Rome, Athens, etc.

    I don’t want to travel to these cities and feel as though they are all the same filled with immigrants from other countries to such an extent that they have lost their historic character. Simply put, I’d like for them to retain their historic identity. That’s why I am against the EU experiment and why I oppose immigration levels that will impact the historic character of these countries.

    Now before the neocons/Israel firsters jump on me and accuse me of having double standards, I would say the big difference is this. If the Zionists had created their Jewish state in a land that was not already inhabited by a indigenous population that didn’t require oppressing them by imposing a system of apartheid, I would not begrudge them their state in the least. But this is clearly not the case.

    So bottom line, let’s have a rainbow of nations in the Old World, while we still can… and let’s see how the multiculturalism experiment works out in the New World. If it turns out to be a disaster, we’ll just have to sail in the opposite direction to that sailed in 1492.

    So, as far as your comment is concerned:

    We approach the issue from very different angles. You (presumably – correct me if I’m wrong) are simply anti-Apartheid-Israel. Anti-Zionist. I am not simply anti-Apartheid-Israel or anti-Zionist. I am in favor of making Jewry shit or get off the pot. I want to make Jewry pick one:

    1) Apartheid Israel, Zionism, and right-wing politics for everyone, INCLUDING the acknowledged right of peoples of European stock to have for themselves what Jews have for themselves in Israel, WITH diaspora Jewry’s blessing.
    2) Left-wing politics for everyone, INCLUDING the dismantling of Israel as a Jewish state. Or at the very least, for diaspora Jewry to treat Israel the way it would any Apartheid state, were it not Jewish.

    I would have agreed with this choice if it did not include the word “Apartheid” in option #1. If a state’s ethnic predominance (be it Jewish, German, or Irish) was maintained in accordance with both domestic and international law, I would be completely supportive. If, on the other hand, the state’s ethnic predominance was maintained by violating both domestic and international law, I would oppose it.

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  95. We condemn Assad for 10,000, 30,000, whatever deaths. Try 60 million in Russia.

    Stalins handiwork , the handiwork of an orthodox christian .

    How about the complete takeover of Spain for hundreds of years

    The Muslim takeover of Spain .

    They’ve been involved in hundreds of genocides

    Hyperbole ?? The first 3 genocides you mentioned were committed by Shia Muslim Syrians , Orthodox Russians , and Maghreb Muslims . Now you say Jews are responsible for committing Hundreds of genocides yet all your examples are non jewish perpetrators .

    In case you hadn’t noticed every single country the Jews control turns into a big shit hole where all the people are oppressed.

    Hmmm the most commonly sited country that jews supposedly control is the USA . I have traveled to over a dozen countries and live in the USA and can confidently say that the USA isn’t a shit hole , in fact its better than any country I have ever visited and people risk their life every day in flimsy boats or crossing desert borders to have a chance to be here . You think ALL people at the USA are oppressed , what are you the leader of BLM or Al Sharptons water boy ?? How absurd .

    Ill tell ya what countries jews don’t control ……..Sudan , Somalia , Yemen , Mauritania , Tunisia , Algeria , Chad , Nigeria , Pakistan , Afghanistan , Iraq ,Syria , Iran , Tajikistan , Uzbekistan , Eriteria , Djibouti , . There are some non shit hole countries that jews have no control in !!!!!!! which one are you moving to !!!!!!!!!!

    Do you have any credibility left at all ??
    Class dismissed !!!!!!!

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  96. That is correct, Tbraton. You used simple logic to nail it. I’ll add that even if we throw in all religious minorities on Assads side, Christians, Druze, etc, it would still be too few people to oppose the sunni majority, IF all sunni Syrians were on the side of the militants.
    Even more so when we consider the very large number of foreign fighters who have been going to Syria to fight ‘Jihad’. People from over 80 countries. Tunisia alone had contributed nearly 10,000 a couple of years ago.
    In a congressional testimony on Feb 9th, the director of national intelligence James Clapper put the current number of foreing jihadists at 38,000.
    In fact the exaggerated sectarian narrative is part of the propaganda deception against Syria.
    Of course that there is a degree of sectarianism, which is unfortunate, but interestingly this is basically the case of the “rebel” side.
    The government side is pluralistic.

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  97. Shamir wrote:

    “Domestic and overseas Cassandras prophesied “quagmire”, “Vietnam”, “Afghanistan” for them, and plenty of coffins for their soldiers. But instead, there were roses all the way. The military performed splendidly. The planes, missiles and tanks proved their worth. The Bashar Assad regime was saved, the rebels are on the run. For the Russians, the end of hostilities would allow them to consolidate their victory.”

    That is correct, the Russian expeditionary force, basically an air component with a small ground force to protect bases, has been doing a hell of a great job.
    But to be honest, the reason there are no Russians going back in body bags is because the Russians are NOT fighting on the ground. If they were, they would be suffering heavy casualties, as the key jihadist groups are well armed, numerous and with a cadre of battle hardened fighters.
    The fighting in the Caucasus, particularly in the first Chechen war, when there was a relatively large number of separatist forces, would illustrate my point.(yes, i know the current russian military is more professional than what was available then, but still..)

    The hard fighting on the ground is being done by the SAA/NDF and other syrian militias as well as their allies, the formidable men of Hezbollah, tough iranian trained iraqi shia militias and some IRGC.
    Having such partners on the ground is what’s made the Russian airstrikes so successful.

    Let’s not forget that.
    Tribute to the Syrian Army/National Defence Forces

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHC4LKn6Jhg

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  98. Well, mr.Shamir, no, there is no chance for this cease-fire to succeed.

    The ‘friendly’ ‘rebel’ field commander and his unit, are almost as rare as unicorns.

    Anyone who has been closely following this war knows that the key ‘opposition’ forces on the ground are sectarian extremists, wahhabi gangs.
    That is not an opinion, it is clear fact.
    Besides Daesh and Nusra, all other major groups are basically the same sectarian scum.
    Ahrar ash-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa, Jaish al-Islam, etc.
    Even the propaganda rag, the NYT, has conceded that:
    “many of the anti-Assad groups aligned with the United States fight alongside the Nusra Front”

    I’d add that many, including ‘fsa’ units, have also fought alongside daesh, even recently.

    There can be no negotiation with these folks, all illegally supported by foreign countries, at the risk of Syria becoming a failed state or a ‘jihadi state’, as former Green Berets Colonel P.Lang put it:

    “…The Syria civil war is not going well for rebel forces including the jihadi IS and Nusra. The war is going so badly for the allies of Obama, the Saudis and Erdogan that a diplomatic ploy is now underway to try to wrest victory from the jaws of defeat in the “cease-fire.”

    Apparently the preparations are nearly complete for a great kesselschlacht in Idlib Governorate. The R+6 forces stand on the heights above Jisr as-Shugur on the west in Lattakia Governorate. R+6 forces stand ready in the countryside west of Aleppo City. R+6 forces are ready to the south in the Homs Governorate. Russian and Syria air have complete air supremacy.

    The desert road is merely a distraction at this point. The rebels should be crushed in Idlib and the M5 highway to the south opened to commercial traffic.

    To do otherwise is to accept the BS being peddled on the diplomatic scene and a Syria that will eventually be a jihadi state.”

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  99. Testament when Herod, the King of the Jews, supposedly killed all the children two years and under in Bethlehem, causing Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus to flee into Egypt until Herod was dead.

    Did this happen – probably not.

    Did Passover happen – No.

    Does anyone today talk about Herod – NO.

    Does anyone today celebrate Passover (the killing of children) – YES – Jews for 3000 years.

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  100. “Did this happen – probably not.”

    How do you know?

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  101. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/sep/27/uk.syria1

    UK and US “backed Syria assassination plot of leaders, approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria’s pro-western neighbours,

    a top secret and high-level working group that met in Washington in September 1957, Mr Macmillan and President Eisenhower were left in no doubt about the need to assassinate the top men in Damascus.

    For a prime minister who had largely come to power on the back of Anthony Eden’s disastrous antics in Suez just a year before, Mr Macmillan was remarkably bellicose

    Eisenhower and Mr Macmillan feared Syria would destabilize pro-western neighbors by exporting terrorism and encouraging internal dissent. More importantly, Syria also had control of one of the main oil arteries of the Middle East, the pipeline which connected pro-western Iraq’s oilfields to Turkey.

    CIA is prepared, and SIS [MI6] will attempt, to mount minor sabotage and coup de main incidents within Syria, working through contacts with individuals.

    The report said that once the necessary degree of fear had been created, frontier incidents and border clashes would be staged to provide a pretext for Iraqi and Jordanian military intervention. Syria had to be “made to appear as the sponsor of plots, sabotage and violence directed against neighbouring governments,”

    The plan called for funding of a “Free Syria Committee”, and the arming of “political factions with paramilitary or other actionist capabilities” within Syria. The CIA and MI6 would instigate internal uprisings, for instance by the Druze in the south, help to free political prisoners held in the Mezze prison, and stir up the Muslim Brotherhood in Damascus.

    The plan was never used, chiefly because Syria’s Arab neighbours could not be persuaded to take action
    ‘”

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/sep/27/uk.syria1

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4839.htm

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/anglo-american-1957-secret-plan-to-assassinate-the-syrian-president-d-j-vu/32254

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    It seems that the great grandfather and mothers of Syria survived in 1953 only to get their next generations killed by the Anglo Zionist cabal in 2011.
    Iran should read and learn So should Venezuela and Russia . Anglo Saxon Zio would come back to kill by -1 sitting down and making deals, 2 getting a 5th columnists ,3 stirring tension over the color of the sky or the water,4 create border incidents ,5 labeling it as ‘present and emerging threat to western values or lives or economy (or sex life ) and by bribing or intimidating neighboring countries to mount attacks.

    Years later Friedman’s great grand daughter would write :” My great grand father did not talk about it but he was most likely in the know . Talking of those possibilities that the UK and USA and Israel had a hand in the uprisings would have earned the scorn as “”conspiracy theorist”” in 2011 or 2017 . But in hindsight it was a choreographed and well executed plan with use of shadow characters , propaganda , money,threat, promises ,and terrorism couched in the languages of democracy ,freedom,and liberty.
    But it turned out well with minimal casualty of few hundred thousands compared to the merciless loss of life that would have taken place if those adversaries were left in power “.

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  102. How do you know that unicorns don’t exist, and can’t be tamed by pure virgins? Have you checked the whole surface of the earth?

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  103. I believe the reason there is such a shortage of virgins on Earth is because so many have been shipped to Heaven to meet that quota of 72 virgins for each slain jihadi. That’s a lot of virgins. Supply and demand is a strict taskmaster. There are only a limited supply of virgins. If you ship most of them to Heaven, it follows that there are fewer to go around here on Earth.

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  104. “Did this happen – probably not.”

    You might find the writings of Josephus helpful in confirming the fact that it probably did happen. His writings, at least, should be a starting point in anyone’s study of these events.

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  105. A pity there’s so much idealization of Eisenhower, mostly because of his parting remark on MIC. But Ike presided over his quota of dirty tricks.

    (O.T. The interstate highway system was a Defense initiative. How much did their prioritization result in our lack of effective public transportation?)

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  106. And I was wondering why it was so hard to find a pure virgin here on Earth. And I am not talking only about those sexual virgins, the character (true pure) virgins are even rarer than those said unicorns. Thanks, tbraton, for the tip. Obviously, Allah The All Mighty is better than Janet Yellen in cornering the market. Janet, please take some tips from the master market facilitator!

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  108. This was a shocking reminder that Russian authorities can act, after so much ostensibly empty talk.

    That must be refreshing. I wonder what it’s like to have such a government.

    Regarding Syria, I don’t see a ceasefire as a good thing. Syria risks ending up hopelessly Balkanized, always on the verge of civil war. Better to have it out now and remain a viable country.

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  109. You really are the troll, aren’t you, Marwan? I suppose if Koppel had tossed out a figure of 1 million you would have used that as justification for your inflated number. But, as Bob Woodward stated on the same show, the “correct” figure is 10,000, even though that is probably inflated, just as are the figures tossed around about the current “civil war” in Syria which include a great number of dead on Assad’s side, both civilian and military. BTW we saw the same games played in Libya to justify the U.S. war there to overthrow Qaddafi. Obama and others cited the danger to Benghazi and the threat of Qaddafi to eliminate all 750,000 inhabitants there, even though he threatened no such thing. He threatened to eliminate the “terrorists” in Benghazi, which numbered in the thousands, just as we now threaten to do ourselves.

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  110. [archaeology has proved many of the Bibles claims]

    Not really.””””

    I have to agree with 5371. A number of years ago I heard a report (probably on NPR) about archeologists (Jewish, if I recall accurately) who concluded from their study of archeologic remains that the accounts in Exodus about Jewish slaves being forced to build the pyramids were a complete myth, that their research showed that any workers were hired hands, not slaves. (I’m sure that research has been published in a book.) But that conclusion is also evident from the very words of Exodus, which contain the hilarious account of the Jewish “slaves,” preparing to flee Egypt: “And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment;” Exodus 12:35. When I first read that as an adult, I burst out laughing. Who could believe an account holding that “slaves” preparing to flee Egypt could go up to their Egyptian friends and neighbors and borrow jewels of silver and gold? I’m surprised that many of the black slaves in the American South who fled to freedom in the North via the Underground Railroad didn’t think to borrow the expensive jewelry of their Masters before fleeing North.

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  111. “I don’t see a ceasefire as a good thing” – some say that it was Putin’s decision against advice of his security council.

    I also do not think it is a good thing, but Russia probably has no other choice. Russia is too weak to project power outside her borders. Still they accomplished a lot with the force of only 3 dozens of planes and could accomplish more (complete defeat of rebel forces) if there was no threat of external intervention (Turkey) and the threat of lifting the umbrella of noninterference by Israel. Perhaps Israel (that has 400 F-15 and F-16 fighters) said it was enough or Kissinger while on his visit to Moscow told Putin that the US can keep Turkey (over 200 F-16 fighters) at bay only if Putin agrees to the cease fire. I think it is all about a face saving exit strategy for Russia. An in reality it might be the beginning of selling out of Assad by Putin and the beginning of balkanization of Syria.

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  112. There was an article in The Atlantic from 2001, IIRC, called “False Testament.” It reviewed the archaeological evidence in the Sinai versus the scale and duration of the migration claimed in Exodus. The conclusion was that the Exodus claim was unsupported by archaeological evidence.

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  113. Here is the difference. Chechens have full rights of Russian citizenship; they can travel and dwell anywhere in the whole of Russia; they can vote and be elected, and they get elected to top positions in the state of Russia. A Chechen was the Speaker of the Parliament etc.
    Tibetans have full rights of Chinese citizens, and even more rights than Chinese of Han ethnicity.
    Same with the rest you mentioned.
    Israel is unique in barring Palestinians from basic rights: right to vote, right to travel, right to choose place of residence.
    That is why Israeli “occupation” is really apartheid, not a belligerent occupation at all.

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  114. Israel is unique

    also, Mr. Shamir, if I may point out..

    Israel was vouchsafed to the Jews as a benevolent gesture by the people of the world so that the world might know less misery, and as a repudiation of the Nazis and the Holocaust, so the world might know less horrors.

    Not so that the Jews could play Nazis and commit their own horror-show for the rest of the world to stare aghast at.

    It’s the raging, staggering, earth-shattering hypocrisy of these people who for generations have maligned the German people relentlessly for “their” crimes against the Jews, even while these Jews are perpetrating the same crimes on the Palestinians- whose only offense is that they have the temerity to exist.

    If ethnic cleansing and genocide and stealing people’s land are wrong, then it’s wrong for Gentiles to do it to Jews, and it’s wrong for Jews to do it to Gentiles.

    But this simple truth seems lost on this lot, and that is why there’s so much hostility to them. Not because they’re Jews per se, but because of what they do.

    But they’ll never look in a mirror will they Mr. Shamir. They’re too afraid of what they might see.

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  116. Israel is unique in barring Palestinians from basic rights: right to vote

    In Israel there are currently 17 arabs serving in the knesset , out of 120 seats . The palestinian authority has a president , mahmoud abbas who was voted into office by palestinains . gaza has hamas who was voted into power by palestinians . In short , whether they live in israel , gaza or the west bank , palestinians do vote and have representation in all branches of government .

    Tibetans have full rights of Chinese citizens, and even more rights than Chinese of Han ethnicity.

    Laughable since they don’t have the right to their own country . They were invaded and occupied by the chinese for over 50 years , and were displaced by han ethnic .

    Papua has had 500,000 killed in comparison to 25,000 palestinians . Seems indonesias occupation is far worse . Strange that out of hundreds of articles you never want to write one about the ongoing occupation and genocide of papua .

    How do you feel about real apartheid . Like Homosexuality in Iran being a crime punishable by death but heterosexuality being no crime .

    How about real apartheid like in 14 islamic nations , Converting from islam christianity is punishable by death , but converting from islam to christianity is not a crime . Seems some severe apartheid if I ever saw it .

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  117. **correction **christianity to islam is not a crime.

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  119. Yes, Obama is much better comparison.

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  120. Marwan, no kudos for such a cheap sophistry. I could do it even better: in every jail in Israel, the Palestinians have a right to vote for prisoners’ committee. The Parliament in Ramallah and Gaza can’t even order to dig a well, without Israeli permission. These bodies can’t issue a permit to build a building, to permit a person to enter or exit etc. In short, these bodies have no rights we connect with the word “parliament”. As for Palestinian members of Knesset, probably you know that Jews stripped some of Parliamentarians of their status and they intend to strip every goy from this right.
    As for Tibet, it is a part of China, and Tibetans have the same rights as other Chinese. The right to secede is something else, we can discuss it some other time – after Washington will grant Texas its right to secede.

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  121. Don’t the psychopaths do those things all the time? In this age of secularism this is the only way left for confessing. This is as close as it could get to the actual act of confessing to the priest for divine forgiveness or of begging with pleas for the secular rehabilitation .
    McArthur deplored Vietnam wars in his 90 s . Bush jr overall silence on Iraq war or on GWOT indicate same soul searching( but in a blind alley -he can’t swallow and he can’t process how he was upended ,rear ended,and played for a fool. )
    What will force Clinton to look back and denounce her involvement in the slaying of Ghaddafi.?

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  122. Mr Shamir ,
    You said that Palestinians have no right to vote and I proved you wrong . I gave examples of 17 Palestinans in the knessest as well as Hamas being elected by the Palestinians of Gaza and Abbas being elected by the Palestinians in the west bank . Proving that they can vote and also that they have representation on every level .

    Just like you used Cynthia mcKinney as an example and were proved wrong again . I see you dropped that line and have refused to comment on it further , conceding in effect that I was correct. Refusal to comment on the genocide in Papua is also telling as they have killed 20x the amount as Israel has . Quite telling that commenters here usually eager to defend you , have not taken up the cause as the things you write are factually indefensible . Nevertheless I give you credit for interacting with commenters with dissenting opinions . It is a far step better than people like the Saker who can only exist in an echo chamber . Writing a piece is one thing , defending it is quite different and most are not up to the task .

    Real apartheid exists in every islamic country . Yemen , Iran ,Iraq , Mauritania , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Somalia ,Sudan , United Arab Emerites , Islamic countries all proscribe the death penalty for homosexuality . There is no penalty for heterosexuality . This is a textbook definition of apartheid .

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  123. TULSI GABBARD DENOUNCES HITLERY BY ENDORSING SANDERS

    The Judgment to Lead: Why I’m Endorsing Bernie Sanders

    Great, but will Bernie endorse Gabbard’s H.R. 4108 – To prohibit the use of funds for the provision of assistance to Syrian opposition groups and individuals.? Or will he continue his misguided policy of urging Saudi Arabia to be ‘more active’ in Syria?

    BWT, as to H.R.4108, Congressional wheels can turn painfully slowly. This seems to be on a back burner, but maybe they can get Sanders to introduce a companion bill in the Senate. Am I dreaming?

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  124. [This is a textbook definition of apartheid]

    According to which textbook, cretin of Biblical proportions?

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  125. Great, but will Bernie endorse Gabbard’s H.R. 4108…

    I doubt it very much… but we could still bet a coffee on that as well, if you want.

    BTW, as to H.R.4108, Congressional wheels can turn painfully slowly.

    I just checked the co-sponsor count… still stuck at three.

    Am I dreaming?

    “In technicolor,” I’m afraid.

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  126. “Islamic countries all proscribe the death penalty for homosexuality . There is no penalty for heterosexuality . This is a textbook definition of apartheid.”

    marwan, this your definition of apartheid is going to stay here on the Unz Review as a fascinating example of your scholarship and general ways of thinking.

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  128. “…Michael Bradley, who is himself Jewish, explains this ‘psychopathy’ in his books The Iceman Inheritance, and Esau’s Empire: Chosen People from the Caucasus…”

    Yes I’ve read this. It’s very interesting. Hmm…maybe the intense Jewish attacks on Phrenology are for a reason. I find the Jews very interesting in a …sort of looking at the car crash kind of way.

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  129. “The former Deputy Finance Minister Igor Umansky resigned last week, because in his own words, he was terrified by the consequences of the debt burden that was placed on Ukrainians by an American appointed Minister of Finance, Natalie A. Jaresko. Umansky points out that the so called “debt restructuring deal” that Jaresko negotiated lets the bondholders be rewarded beyond their wildest dreams with warrants tied to GDP growth.”
    “…we have created a «time bomb». … the national Bank of Ukraine stated that the adoption of this law will inflict devastating damage to the financial and banking system of Ukraine…”

    http://en.reporter-ua.ru/former-deputy-jaresko-on-the-restructuring-of-the-national-debt-its-a-time-bomb.html

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