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Tiny Qatar, the mouse that roared, has now managed to enrage the larger part of the Arab world and defy the newly-minted Mideast expert, Donald Trump.

This month, an angry alliance of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, with some background support from the puppet regimes of war-torn Libya and Yemen, declared an embargo of Qatar for ‘supporting terrorism.’ They immediately cut off food and goods deliveries to the sandy peninsula on which Qatar sits, boycotted its oil and gas exports, and denied their airspace to Qatar’s airline. There is talk of a US and Arab coup aimed at ‘regime change’ in Qatar.

Veteran Mideast-watchers are used to endless spats between the region’s Arab rulers, but this one was a big deal. It seems that Trump, who recently visited Saudi Arabia, had orchestrated the boycott and isolation of Qatar to show its upstart rulers who was boss. Moreover, his pro-Israeli advisors devised the plan and Trump backed it publicly.

Here was another example of a US leader, with only comic book knowledge of the region, mucking things up royally. The ‘terrorists’ Qatar is accused of supporting were the Muslim Brotherhood, a venerable, moderate movement dedicated to welfare and education. After the Muslim Brotherhood won a democratic election in Egypt, the Saudis and Israel colluded to overthrow it. The result was the US-backed ruthless military dictatorship of ‘Field Marshall’ al-Sisi, which has killed, jailed, and tortured thousands of opponents.

Trump apparently green-lighted the siege of Qatar because it owns the outspoken al-Jazeera TV network, the only really outspoken media group outside of Israel, which the prickly Egyptians and Saudis hate with a burning passion. Qatar’s ruler, Sheik Hamid al-Thani, has been the principal supporter of the besieged Palestinians in Gaza and their political arm, Hamas, which is branded “terrorists’ by the US and Israel.

Qatar has long been friendly with the Afghan resistance movement Taliban, which is also branded ‘terrorists’ by its foes. By contrast, Qatar has been an important backer of Syria’s anti-Assad rebels – who are also supported by the US, Britain, France and Turkey.

While Trump of Arabia was blasting the Qataris as ‘terrorists,’ a word of no meaning whatsoever but beloved of propagandists, the Pentagon’s top brass were tearing their hair out. Qatar just put in a $12 billion order for US F-15 jets, keeping its production lines, that were slated to be scrapped, open and running, creating 60,000 American jobs.

Qatar is home to one of the largest and most important US military bases in the Mideast, al-Udaid, where 10,000 US servicemen are stationed. US warplanes from Udaid fly missions against ISIS insurgents, into Afghanistan, and to Libya. Only the US base at Incerlik, Turkey, rivals al-Udaid. Udaid played a key role in the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. France also runs air operations out of al-Udaid and a base in Abu Dhabi.

Qatar has only 313,000 native-born citizens. Expats comprise 2.3 million. Residents of Qatar joke that it’s the best-run Indian city in Asia.

Indeed, Indians keep the city operating and provide much of its technical cadres. As in all the Gulf States, known to their former British rulers as ‘Trucial States,’ armies of pitifully-paid coolies from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh do the grunt work and are treated as virtual slaves.

Still, Qatar enjoys the world’s highest per capita income. It’s a worthy example of how to put oil money to work properly. When I was a columnist for its leading newspaper, I always marveled at the order and discipline of the kingdom as compared to its neighbors.

Here in a nutshell is what’s happening. Qatar has been the most progressive, modern-thinking Gulf state. Its rulers, the al-Thani family, have tried to support moderate, progressive movements in the Arab world and Afghanistan with money and media support.

Qatar’s efforts at modernizing are being met with furious opposition by the leaders of Mideast reaction – feudal kingdom Saudi Arabia, military dictatorship Egypt and their feudal satraps in the UAE and Bahrain. Trump’s green-lighting this foolish venture shows how poorly informed and dunderheaded he is. The other Gulf States should grow up and stop acting like feuding Bedouins.

Interestingly, Turkey, an old friend of Qatar, just announced more of its troops will go to the sheikdom, where Ankara has a small base. The other war-like actors in this tempest in a teapot will think twice before defying the Turks who have NATO’s second biggest army.

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  1. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

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    • Replies: @truthtellerAryan
    We make sure non of those will ever transpire. I f they have elections, we' do everything to undermine them (Algeria, Turkey, Egypt, Iran,....), unless the "elected is going to do our bidding, while we are doing Israel's bidding. Whenever we kill and destroy them, we always point out that they're not "democratic". The military spending these Ayrabs commit has never been used to defend their territory or win a war against a foreign nation. They're probably one of the few countries remaining whose military is built for suppressing their own.
    Free press, are you kidding? Questioning a dictator is worse than blasphemy. The Qatar crisis' major complaint is Al-Jazeera. Qatar has become pariah for a little eye opening of the oppression going on in their world. Our MSM wouldn't dare reporting these despots's acts, so they're safe. Maybe Iran is not such a free country (women don't walk around in mini-skirts) they've a choice to board the metro system in women only cars, where men are not allowed, but they also have a right to ride in mixed cars, they drive freely, they work in most of the posts, best educated women in ME, but our MSM find it most oppressive. Look at Saudi Arabia and see if there's a fraction of what is afforded in Iran, and look at lack of mention when it comes to choices of whom to criticize. You think we have a free media? Yes , when it comes to gang shooting, weather, a dog is lost.....
    Independent judiciary, really? Look at our prisons, we've a long way to catch-up with Scandinavians. But those thugs that we're supporting, they're still in the dark ages. At least we have hope in catching up......
    Basket? It's tribal my friend, if you don't belong, you're SOL
    , @Beefcake the Mighty
    BTW, on freedom of expression, what do you make of things like the Gaysott Act and similar pieces of legislation in the "open" West with its "free" press?
    , @Anonny
    What are you suggesting?
    , @jacques sheete

    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world?
     
    Perhaps none of their people are enthralled by some fake democracy fetish like the masses of fools outside their worlds.

    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?
     
    Read the article. Then there's this.:

    The STAR, WASHINGTON DC, 30,000,000 Arabs Liberty Dreams Fade in U. S. -British Agreement Recognition Here of Britain's Mandate in Palestine Ends Last Hope of freedom—Arab Leader Calls Western Diplomacy Fickle .

    Junius B. Wood

    CAIRO, Egypt, May 27,[1922]—The last hope of 30,000,000 Arabs to win freedom for their race without further bloodshed vanished when cables from Washington announced that the United States had concluded an agreement with Great Britain… The Arabs came into the war on the side of the allies against their Turkish co-religionists in- response to the allies’ promise of freedom…The Arab support “was determined and effective.”

    Newspaper article by Junius B. Wood on the American recognition of Britain's mandate in Palestine, Chicago Daily News,27 May 1922 (also The Sunday Star, Washington)

    http://dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/kingcrane/id/1686/rec/18

    , @mcohen
    The arab world has tick but no tock.like a broken clock that is only right twice a day and by accident.so instead of a steady tick tock tick tock tick tock you get the tick tick tick tick of the ticking bomb where societies not so much as explode but erupt with a mindless spasm of self loathing and anti intellectualism every couple of decades.
    The late great arab intellectual Edward Said was known to remark that the grey hairs of a donkey are no sign of a wise animal
    .just all haw but no hee
    , @Carroll Price

    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?
     
    You mean social basket cases like Egypt & Saudi Arabia who enjoy butt-buddy status with Israel?
    , @Jeff Davis
    The Hasbaroids never miss an opportunity to smear their Arab victims. Seems that Unz is on the list for monitoring. And then, as here, they are first out of the gate to catapult the anti-Arab propaganda. And there is mcohen adding his Zio-voice to the Zio-lynch mob.

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  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/trump-says-qatar-funds-terror-heres-his-record-of-trying

    Maybe this could be the reason. The man is all business, the brain doesn’t wonder off to issues that are beneficial to our country. Israel will take care of policies and Saudi America and its little poodles in the area will bankroll those policies… the Americans will kill and some will get killed. All in vain

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    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?
     
    You mean social basket cases like Egypt & Saudi Arabia who enjoy butt-buddy status with Israel?
  3. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11878350

    The World is just getting dumber and dumber. The kind of sane, modern, and enlightened secularism of great man Kemal Ataturk is no more.
    For secularism to work, it needs mature culture, patriotism, respect for knowledge, and serious themes.

    Erdogan and his ilk push reactionary Islamic autocracy.
    The West has gone trivialist and now worship homomania as new religion and has rap music as mass culture.

    Only China, Russia, and Iran have leaders who are anything like real adults.

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    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @Zinny
    Our present reality, as far as we can capture and define its fleeting presence, is an apparition on the wane. A new reality, that which comes next, will probably wipe away, in toto, the previous fanatasms, "our heaven on Earth", with something completely different. Everything is in place for the key to be turned and not even war can resist its ineluctable emergence.
  4. Some reports say that, whereas Trump has business interests in Saudi Arabia, all his attempts to penetrate the Qatar real-estate market failed.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    "Some reports say .... "??

    That's it? Laughable.

    Some reports say that witchcraft is real.

    Some reports say that Jews died in gas chambers that are scientifically impossible.
  5. @anon
    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    We make sure non of those will ever transpire. I f they have elections, we’ do everything to undermine them (Algeria, Turkey, Egypt, Iran,….), unless the “elected is going to do our bidding, while we are doing Israel’s bidding. Whenever we kill and destroy them, we always point out that they’re not “democratic”. The military spending these Ayrabs commit has never been used to defend their territory or win a war against a foreign nation. They’re probably one of the few countries remaining whose military is built for suppressing their own.
    Free press, are you kidding? Questioning a dictator is worse than blasphemy. The Qatar crisis’ major complaint is Al-Jazeera. Qatar has become pariah for a little eye opening of the oppression going on in their world. Our MSM wouldn’t dare reporting these despots’s acts, so they’re safe. Maybe Iran is not such a free country (women don’t walk around in mini-skirts) they’ve a choice to board the metro system in women only cars, where men are not allowed, but they also have a right to ride in mixed cars, they drive freely, they work in most of the posts, best educated women in ME, but our MSM find it most oppressive. Look at Saudi Arabia and see if there’s a fraction of what is afforded in Iran, and look at lack of mention when it comes to choices of whom to criticize. You think we have a free media? Yes , when it comes to gang shooting, weather, a dog is lost…..
    Independent judiciary, really? Look at our prisons, we’ve a long way to catch-up with Scandinavians. But those thugs that we’re supporting, they’re still in the dark ages. At least we have hope in catching up……
    Basket? It’s tribal my friend, if you don’t belong, you’re SOL

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    • Replies: @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.
    , @Che Guava
    Well said. I repeat myself, but in the region, only embattled Syria and sectarian Lebanon can compare. Oddly enough, both are particular targets for destruction by Israel.

    Iran has a minority Arab population, minority Kurd population, others, but the Persians are not Arabs.

    Israel has a desperate desire to screw the place up. Only reason, despite the mullocracy, it is a working polity and society.

    Most that I've met, whether exiles or on a trip, dislike the mullocracy, earlier, mainly commies, later, pro-capitalists.

    They are certainly nicer than most Israelis, in my experience.
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    @truthtellerAryan
    We make sure non of those will ever transpire. I f they have elections, we' do everything to undermine them (Algeria, Turkey, Egypt, Iran,....), unless the "elected is going to do our bidding, while we are doing Israel's bidding. Whenever we kill and destroy them, we always point out that they're not "democratic". The military spending these Ayrabs commit has never been used to defend their territory or win a war against a foreign nation. They're probably one of the few countries remaining whose military is built for suppressing their own.
    Free press, are you kidding? Questioning a dictator is worse than blasphemy. The Qatar crisis' major complaint is Al-Jazeera. Qatar has become pariah for a little eye opening of the oppression going on in their world. Our MSM wouldn't dare reporting these despots's acts, so they're safe. Maybe Iran is not such a free country (women don't walk around in mini-skirts) they've a choice to board the metro system in women only cars, where men are not allowed, but they also have a right to ride in mixed cars, they drive freely, they work in most of the posts, best educated women in ME, but our MSM find it most oppressive. Look at Saudi Arabia and see if there's a fraction of what is afforded in Iran, and look at lack of mention when it comes to choices of whom to criticize. You think we have a free media? Yes , when it comes to gang shooting, weather, a dog is lost.....
    Independent judiciary, really? Look at our prisons, we've a long way to catch-up with Scandinavians. But those thugs that we're supporting, they're still in the dark ages. At least we have hope in catching up......
    Basket? It's tribal my friend, if you don't belong, you're SOL

    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don’t buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab “rights of man” declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and “religion” of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn’t seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an “evil” America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

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    • Replies: @KA
    The new U.S. policy towards Iran includes regime change, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
    Tillerson was asked on Wednesday whether the United States supports regime change inside Iran. He replied in the affirmative, saying that U.S. policy is driven by relying on “elements inside of Iran” to bring about “peaceful transition of that government.”
    He made the comments in a hearing on the 2018 State Department budget before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) asked Tillerson about U.S. policy towards Iran, including whether the U.S. government would sanction the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and whether the U.S. supported “a philosophy of regime change.”

    Think Progress

    and www.antiwar.com

    US has destabilized democratic regimes in Honduras Guatemala Nicaragua Latin America, has reappointed Yeltsin as President , has interfered multiple times in Spain Italy and tried to assassinate de Gaul . The recent election in Bulgaria Montenegro are farce . Ukraine is another failed effort . Belarus is practically one man show . CAR, Uganda Rwanda Kenya Ethiopia are run by democratically elected autocratic despot .

    Recent election in France shows the shin has peeled off the democracy's outer coatings . In US DNC has thrown Bernie under bus .

    Democracy is in retreat while the show goes on .

    Someone might or will blame Bible for it .
    , @truthtellerAryan
    What don't you agree with? Morsi won fair and square, we turned the other way when a military dictator threw him in jail! Why? Because the Zionists didn't want him. When Hamas won, they were declared "terrorists" by ZUSA.
    When a Zionists war criminal gets elected (Ariel Sharon), he's a democratically elected by his people and we should respect their choice.
    When Austrians elected Kurt Waldheim , the Zionists and poodle ZUSA protested and banned Waldheim to come to ZUSA, even though a few years earlier he was Secretary General of UN. Just a few examples. Who determines who's democratic? The ones that will pander to the Zionists ?
    India is democratic? Are you kidding me? People might practice ballots routines, but there's hardly anything resembling democracy when there's no justice. Without justice, democracy is just a meaningless idea. You can buy massacres in India, and no will touch you, just bribe them.
    Those po' Ayrabs will never see anything close to democracy unless they run out of oil ( they'll go back to camel herding) , thus useless and hardly a danger, or the Zionists realize living together with their half brothers is the best thing for them. Remember all the suffering they've endured in our countries since Christianity was adopted?
    , @Beefcake the Mighty
    There is nothing inherently superior about democracy relative to other political systems, and certainly nothing sacrosanct. As the current US shows, democracy often possesses the worst features of tyranny and anarchy.

    While no Arab regime in modern memory can be said to possess the formal trappings of Western democracy, the fact is there were secular dictatorships (like Iraq, Libya, and Syria) which were fairly liberal in comparison to medieval theocracies like KSA, in that they had a functioning middle class, some respect for the rights of religious minorities, and women enjoyed some social status. Yet, the US supports the latter and destroys the former. I wonder why that is? What's the common denominator, I wonder?
    , @jacques sheete
    For all your finger pointing at other countries, what makes you think the US is free to any significant degree?

    We in the US lost most of our freedoms long a go. What we have now is a pack of lies and "feel good" mythology.

    “But while I beheld with pleasure the dawn of liberty rising in Europe, I saw with regret the lustre of it fading in America…

    But a faction, acting in disguise, was rising in America; they had lost sight of first principles. They were beginning to contemplate government as a profitable monopoly, and the people as hereditary property.“

    THOMAS PAINE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES,
    And particularly to the Leaders of the Federal Faction.
    LETTER I, Nov 15,1802
     
    Thomas Jefferson also made a similar comment about the same time. Several highly credible office holders have also admitted to the fact, such as R. F. Pettigrew, Charles Lindbergh, and Jeanette Rankin.
    , @MEexpert

    Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn’t seem to me to be an appropriate word.
     
    Spoken like a true Zionist troll. What makes you qualified to make such a statement? How do you define a religion and who gave you the authority to define a religion? The problem with the so called developed/modern/free countries of the world is that they are patronizing the Muslim world and ignorant of what Islam really is. They have it totally backwards. Instead of learning about what Islam really is (not from Wikipedia where “anon” usually gets his information) and then see if the Muslims are following the teachings of Islam and are they really deserving of being called Muslims, people like anon and his other Zionist friends look at the behavior of the Bedouin Arabs and pass judgment on Islam from that behavior.

    The United States was created based on Judeo-Christian principles. Israel is by her own admission a Jewish country. Now look at the mayhem and destruction caused by these two countries all around the world. By anon’s principle, neither Judaism nor Christianity can be called religions.

    The United Sates was created as a Republic/ Democracy. The US also wishes that every country in the world be democratic. But there is a catch. These countries must have democracy to our (the US’) liking. Remember the statements of Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice about Iraq. Iran, Egypt, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Palestine (Hamas), Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, etc., are some examples of democratically countries that weren’t to our liking.

    Now let us take a look at our own democracy. Every election year we hear about certain section of population getting disenfranchised. The election of 2016 and the acceptance of results by the voters show how democratic the country is. Free press, BAH! Eight months since the election, we are still questioning the results. The Press, the congress and the deep state are all trying to overturn the results because the results were not to their liking. The consensus “worst” outside candidate BEAT the consensus “best” establishment candidate and the establishment cannot accept it.

    Now let us talk about freedom. Are we really free? The government has always been snooping around the public for quite sometime but since 2001, the invasion of privacy has become rampant. Starting from NSA, every other alphabet intelligence agency is gathering some type of information about the citizens and non-citizen of the United States. In a country of laws, why do we need seventeen intelligence agencies? CIA is not an intelligence agency but a killing machine. The FBI pads its record by trapping innocent citizens into committing crimes. CIA funds its illegal activities by trading in drugs. Who still wants this type of democracy?

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.
     
    Again, spoken like a Zionist. Who still feels that they live in a free and democratic society?

    I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems.
    , @pensword
    But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc.

    Actually, the constitutional federal republic established in Medina over fourteen centuries ago was unprecedented for its time. It certainly didn't escape the attention of Thomas Jefferson.

    The Charter of Medina broke ground as a constitution that served as a template for every model of federalism to follow, guaranteeing the religious and personal liberty of those living under its auspices. If anything, it was the Arabs' failure to preserve Islam among themselves that led to their manifestly terminal collapse. It didn't take long.

    Those buzzwords you so relish are nice chimeras to bandy about, but your expectations are ethnocentric, at best. Try meeting an actual muslim or two. It would do you a world of good.
    , @Moi
    Nah, Hinduism with its caste system and now with a hard-right Hindu PM Modi is the problem. But nice try.
    , @Jeff Davis
    This all just anti-Arab Kool-Aid, with a sprinkle of Anti-Commie/anti-Russia Kool-Aid -- well past its sell-by date -- thrown in. And Western "democracy" -- !!!!! -- which you raise to the level of a f*cking godhead, is a totally phony, totally subverted, one-dollar-one vote pile of crap. Freedom?! You wouldn't know freedom if it bit you on the ass. By all indications you've never had a single thought of your very own, everything in your head having been inserted there by msm propaganda injection. Then you jam your head up your backside, to maintain that crapload undisturbed. A zombie has more intellectual authenticity.

    Here's the cure: tape the ends of an old electric cord to your temples and plug 'er in. If you survive this DIY electroshock brain-wipe, start over again, and read and listen widely enough to notice the diversity of opinion, and then try to resolve the conflicting narratives by ***thinking*** on it all.
  7. This came so out of the blue it demands explanation. Recklessness is all I can come up with.

    Trump is an Israel-first zealot. That seems to be the deciding factor here with Qatar supporting the Palestinians and Iran.

    But there’s so much contradiction here. Saudi Arabia is the largest source of ISIS support. The state religion is ISIS’ variant of Salafi Wahhabism. The establishment and Trump alike have to conceal that in order to pose Saudi Arabia as this heartfelt ally.

    You can’t get any crazier and contradictory than our middle east policy, and Saudi Arabia in particular. The prince is reckless and short-sighted. A blockade of this magnitude is an act of war, so this is the third front for them with Yemen, Syria, and now Qatar.

    We’ve caused one disaster after another with Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. So now I guess it is time to lay waste to Qatar. It looks like such an easy conquest except oopsie – Turkey (NATO ally) is stepping up to the plate to break the blockade. My, my isn’t this already more complicated than the drawing board plans. Law of unintended consequences.

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    "Trump is an Israel-first zealot..."
     
    While most of his Trump's behavior since becoming President suggests that there is some truth to this, I still do not think it's a totally fair assessment.

    Trump is actually less of a Zionist sock puppet than any other recent candidate for President. But he is a realist. To get elected he had to tone down his rhetoric and make the standard pilgrimage to AIPAC where he made the usual obeisances, uttered the usual vows of obedience to Israel, and stuck his lips as sloppily into the Zionist anus as every other recent Presidential candidate. Still he did make noises about getting out of various Middle Eastern conflicts, e.g., Syria, that upset his new Israeli masters.

    When he got elected and tried to implement some of these he was thwarted at every turn by Zionist elements in the government. Trump has basically surrendered to the same current reality that every President is forced to recognize: Israel utterly controls American military and foreign policy by means of a Zionist fifth column that has infiltrated the federal bureaucracy, the entire foreign policy and military policy establishment, the USA's MSM and entertainment industries, and the entire US political process at every level.

    The USA can best be described by a term introduced somewhere else on the Unz Review, a Zionist Infested Government (ZIG). Israel is the stunted tail that wags the American dog. Politicians that fail to appreciate and acknowledge this fact are reduced to condign examples of Zionist power which can then be used to intimidate others seeking to free the USA from the Zionist grip. Cynthia McKinney is a perfect example.

    It is both pathetic and comic that there is a phony brouhaha in the USA over imaginary Russian interventions in recent US elections. Meanwhile, the very individuals creating this political theater are either openly in thrall to Israel's foreign government or brag about being part of the Zionist apparatus creating the thralldom. Of course, even drawing the attention of the public to this blatantly obvious situation would bring down Zionist wrath on any unfortunate with the temerity to notice the situation. It will take a revolution to rid this country of its Zionist parasites. Until then the USA's foreign and military policies will be self-destructive and as genocidal and disruptive of world peace as that of its Israeli and Zionist controllers.
    , @Skeptikal
    "Trump is an Israel-first zealot. That seems to be the deciding factor here with Qatar supporting the Palestinians and Iran."

    I reckon that is the main point. Israel has just signed a deal with KSA.
    Israel is behind this.
    Israel wants a piece of Syria, and no questions asked.
    Like what might have happened (questions being asked) if the USS Liberty had been allowed to complete its mission of reporting on Israeli plans to illegally annex the Golan Heights the next day. And the execution of ca. 500 Egyptian Air Force officers in the Sinai.
    Nice people.
    So, Israel wants to continue its Eretz Israel project and has to eliminate any voices in the region that would question or hinder their plans.
    They play the long game.
    Horrible country.
    However, an Israeli court *has* ruled that women passengers in El Al planes cannot be forced to change seats to accommodate creepy old guys who refuse to sully themselves by sitting next to a woman on an airplane. Wonder how they think they got born. EEyew!
    Anyhow, back to Qatar: Cherchez les interesses des Zionistes!
  8. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    The new U.S. policy towards Iran includes regime change, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
    Tillerson was asked on Wednesday whether the United States supports regime change inside Iran. He replied in the affirmative, saying that U.S. policy is driven by relying on “elements inside of Iran” to bring about “peaceful transition of that government.”
    He made the comments in a hearing on the 2018 State Department budget before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) asked Tillerson about U.S. policy towards Iran, including whether the U.S. government would sanction the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and whether the U.S. supported “a philosophy of regime change.”

    Think Progress

    and http://www.antiwar.com

    US has destabilized democratic regimes in Honduras Guatemala Nicaragua Latin America, has reappointed Yeltsin as President , has interfered multiple times in Spain Italy and tried to assassinate de Gaul . The recent election in Bulgaria Montenegro are farce . Ukraine is another failed effort . Belarus is practically one man show . CAR, Uganda Rwanda Kenya Ethiopia are run by democratically elected autocratic despot .

    Recent election in France shows the shin has peeled off the democracy’s outer coatings . In US DNC has thrown Bernie under bus .

    Democracy is in retreat while the show goes on .

    Someone might or will blame Bible for it .

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    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
    Its that damn bible. Making people think that they are better then another group for believing that thier mystical fantasy is the real and only worthwile mystical fantasy.
  9. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    What don’t you agree with? Morsi won fair and square, we turned the other way when a military dictator threw him in jail! Why? Because the Zionists didn’t want him. When Hamas won, they were declared “terrorists” by ZUSA.
    When a Zionists war criminal gets elected (Ariel Sharon), he’s a democratically elected by his people and we should respect their choice.
    When Austrians elected Kurt Waldheim , the Zionists and poodle ZUSA protested and banned Waldheim to come to ZUSA, even though a few years earlier he was Secretary General of UN. Just a few examples. Who determines who’s democratic? The ones that will pander to the Zionists ?
    India is democratic? Are you kidding me? People might practice ballots routines, but there’s hardly anything resembling democracy when there’s no justice. Without justice, democracy is just a meaningless idea. You can buy massacres in India, and no will touch you, just bribe them.
    Those po’ Ayrabs will never see anything close to democracy unless they run out of oil ( they’ll go back to camel herding) , thus useless and hardly a danger, or the Zionists realize living together with their half brothers is the best thing for them. Remember all the suffering they’ve endured in our countries since Christianity was adopted?

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    • Replies: @anon
    Thanks Also an additional peace of information - in 30s and 40s Jews tried to dress as Arabs to commit terrorism But nobody believed the Arabs would do any such things . So the attempts backfired.
  10. Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid. But that is nothing new about US administrations or any given bureaucrats in Warshington and an offence to highschool kids.

    The people in Warshington with at least a little understanding of the world (even though I consider them war criminals) were/are foreigners themselves: Brzezinski (Poland) and Kissinger (Germany). The rest are fucking morons that should never have been in charge of anything more than your local liquor store’s cash register.

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    • Replies: @Chet Roman
    ‘Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid.’

    The author of the article has the same view:

    “Trump’s green-lighting this foolish venture shows how poorly informed and dunderheaded he is.”

    This is just disinformation by the Trump administration. While Trump is certainly poorly informed, his motivations and policies are not based on ignorance but rather the ties and influence of the Zionists in his family and his administration.

    Did Trump just happen to forget his position regarding Saudi Arabia during his campaign?. He accused the kingdom of curtailing the rights of women and gays and lesbians and suggested the country was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Who blew up the World Trade Center?” he asked during one Fox News appearance. “It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi — take at look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents,” he demanded.

    The Saudis and Israelis are covert allies and Trump’s support of both is not based upon ignorance but rather on his realization that it is necessary for his survival. To misunderstand that is to misread what is happening in the ME.
    , @Chris Mallory

    Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid.
     
    This is supposed to be an insult? The US is bigger than the Middle East. That Midwest high school kid will know about other parts of the US and in the long run, that is more important.
  11. I thought the Quataris bought $15 billion in arms, but what difference does a few billion make? The important thing is that tribute has been paid. Money flows in the wrong direction in the case of Iran, so naturally they remain on the list of rogues. Putin ought to consider buying a few billions of US materiel to get back on “the right side” of things.

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  12. I cannot help but feel that the attack at the Damascus gate on Friday in Jerusalem was a mistake that will have consequences far beyond the walls of the temple mount.

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  13. The Donald is still ‘Da Man’ in my book but it’s spreading pretty thin right now. His erratic tweeting is something to worry about. His virulent hate for anything Iranian is also concerning. His picking on little Qatar has now come back to bite him on the face as he just found out it’s home of Amerikwa’s biggest base there in Old Araby.
    Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul must make an intervention with old Donald’s mind! (Wink)

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    • Replies: @DaveE
    Maybe Trumpowitz is trying to give the boyz at Old Araby a reason to earn their pay.
  14. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    There is nothing inherently superior about democracy relative to other political systems, and certainly nothing sacrosanct. As the current US shows, democracy often possesses the worst features of tyranny and anarchy.

    While no Arab regime in modern memory can be said to possess the formal trappings of Western democracy, the fact is there were secular dictatorships (like Iraq, Libya, and Syria) which were fairly liberal in comparison to medieval theocracies like KSA, in that they had a functioning middle class, some respect for the rights of religious minorities, and women enjoyed some social status. Yet, the US supports the latter and destroys the former. I wonder why that is? What’s the common denominator, I wonder?

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  15. @truthtellerAryan
    We make sure non of those will ever transpire. I f they have elections, we' do everything to undermine them (Algeria, Turkey, Egypt, Iran,....), unless the "elected is going to do our bidding, while we are doing Israel's bidding. Whenever we kill and destroy them, we always point out that they're not "democratic". The military spending these Ayrabs commit has never been used to defend their territory or win a war against a foreign nation. They're probably one of the few countries remaining whose military is built for suppressing their own.
    Free press, are you kidding? Questioning a dictator is worse than blasphemy. The Qatar crisis' major complaint is Al-Jazeera. Qatar has become pariah for a little eye opening of the oppression going on in their world. Our MSM wouldn't dare reporting these despots's acts, so they're safe. Maybe Iran is not such a free country (women don't walk around in mini-skirts) they've a choice to board the metro system in women only cars, where men are not allowed, but they also have a right to ride in mixed cars, they drive freely, they work in most of the posts, best educated women in ME, but our MSM find it most oppressive. Look at Saudi Arabia and see if there's a fraction of what is afforded in Iran, and look at lack of mention when it comes to choices of whom to criticize. You think we have a free media? Yes , when it comes to gang shooting, weather, a dog is lost.....
    Independent judiciary, really? Look at our prisons, we've a long way to catch-up with Scandinavians. But those thugs that we're supporting, they're still in the dark ages. At least we have hope in catching up......
    Basket? It's tribal my friend, if you don't belong, you're SOL

    Well said. I repeat myself, but in the region, only embattled Syria and sectarian Lebanon can compare. Oddly enough, both are particular targets for destruction by Israel.

    Iran has a minority Arab population, minority Kurd population, others, but the Persians are not Arabs.

    Israel has a desperate desire to screw the place up. Only reason, despite the mullocracy, it is a working polity and society.

    Most that I’ve met, whether exiles or on a trip, dislike the mullocracy, earlier, mainly commies, later, pro-capitalists.

    They are certainly nicer than most Israelis, in my experience.

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  16. @anon
    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    BTW, on freedom of expression, what do you make of things like the Gaysott Act and similar pieces of legislation in the “open” West with its “free” press?

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  17. Qatar is the progressive “angel” of the region??? Really? Qatar is the main financier and supporter of Al Nusra in Syria, responsible for thousands of death and refugees. It is a state that sponsors terrorism, just like Saudi Arabia.
    While Saudi Arabia hides under its master, the USA, Qatar, a family run emirate, hides its machiavelism under the label of ‘supporting resistance’, promoting ‘democracy’; and providing charities to the areas they have contributed to destroy. Qatar is a monstrous and hypocritical midget. Greedy Turkey is its blood brother in crime.
    While I believe Saudi Arabia is another horrible monster, I am not unhappy that these monsters clash with each other. After all the Syrian and Yemeni blood that was shed thanks to these two evil families, maybe it is time that they both pay. Let them suffer and destroy each other!

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    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    A perfect explication of the Israeli foreign and military policies which Israel's Zionist fifth column in the USA has so successfully imposed on the USA and its citizens. American soldiers are dying and murdering in the Middle East to create the genocidal chaos that Israeli politicians feel is necessary for the continued existence of their parasitic state.
  18. “his pro-Israeli advisors”

    Guess that is the politically correct way of saying “his Jewish handlers.”
    Here’s a thought: maybe the “Jewish Establishment” (whatever that means) doesn’t *really* hate DJT. The threats of impeachment, in that case, are just to let him know What Happens if he gets too far out of line.

    The AshkeNazis may very well have overreached in this case, though.
    Doubt the U.S. will close al-Udaid anytime soon, even though the Emir refuses to pull the plug on Al-Jazeera. Not to mention the sale of the F15s to Qatar.

    So, there are limits to Zionist power in the U.S.
    At least for now.

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    • Replies: @DaveE
    I agree, mostly. It looks to me like Trump's fake war against the media is/was designed from the git-go to install Trumpowitz as POTUS.

    The MSM has been despised for a long time and Zion has, yet again, exploited "facts on the ground" to advance their diabolical agenda. Hatred of the MSM has worked very well to rally people to an otherwise despicable man.

    Zion is really quite amazing when it comes to being ruthlessly deceptive.
    , @annamaria
    "...there are limits to Zionist power in the U.S."
    Does not look so.
    "U.S-Led Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Warplane:" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-18/us-led-coalition-shoots-down-syrian-warplane
    Comment section: "We need to pull out from Syria ASAP. Why are we waging Israel's war here? What is Israel doing for us --- anyone remember AMERICA FIRST? Oh wait that was a blatant lie, wasn't it."
  19. “Here in a nutshell is what’s happening. Qatar has been the most progressive, modern-thinking Gulf state. Its rulers, the al-Thani family, have tried to support moderate, progressive movements in the Arab world and Afghanistan with money and media support.”

    Only Margolis would call a ruling family “progressive, modern thinking”.

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  20. OT (or is it?)

    Is Duterte looking at a “regime change” under cover of a “fight against ISIS”?

    https://www.rt.com/op-edge/392669-dirty-duterte-isis-us-special-forces/

    Clearly, President Rodrigo Duterte – like Syrian President Assad – is facing the ultimate challenge to his presidency. And considering his past pledge to realign Philippine foreign policy away from Washington and towards Moscow and Beijing, the question is an obvious one: Are those US Marines and Special Forces in the Philippines, which, as in Syria, appeared without invitation, there to help the Duterte government, or do they have other ideas in mind, which will only become painfully apparent when it’s too late for the Philippines leader?

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  21. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @truthtellerAryan
    What don't you agree with? Morsi won fair and square, we turned the other way when a military dictator threw him in jail! Why? Because the Zionists didn't want him. When Hamas won, they were declared "terrorists" by ZUSA.
    When a Zionists war criminal gets elected (Ariel Sharon), he's a democratically elected by his people and we should respect their choice.
    When Austrians elected Kurt Waldheim , the Zionists and poodle ZUSA protested and banned Waldheim to come to ZUSA, even though a few years earlier he was Secretary General of UN. Just a few examples. Who determines who's democratic? The ones that will pander to the Zionists ?
    India is democratic? Are you kidding me? People might practice ballots routines, but there's hardly anything resembling democracy when there's no justice. Without justice, democracy is just a meaningless idea. You can buy massacres in India, and no will touch you, just bribe them.
    Those po' Ayrabs will never see anything close to democracy unless they run out of oil ( they'll go back to camel herding) , thus useless and hardly a danger, or the Zionists realize living together with their half brothers is the best thing for them. Remember all the suffering they've endured in our countries since Christianity was adopted?

    Thanks Also an additional peace of information – in 30s and 40s Jews tried to dress as Arabs to commit terrorism But nobody believed the Arabs would do any such things . So the attempts backfired.

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    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
    Source? I would love to read about that.
    , @anon
    Sources? Documentation? Supporting evidence?

    Saying something doesn't make it so.
  22. @Serg Derbst
    Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid. But that is nothing new about US administrations or any given bureaucrats in Warshington and an offence to highschool kids.

    The people in Warshington with at least a little understanding of the world (even though I consider them war criminals) were/are foreigners themselves: Brzezinski (Poland) and Kissinger (Germany). The rest are fucking morons that should never have been in charge of anything more than your local liquor store's cash register.

    ‘Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid.’

    The author of the article has the same view:

    “Trump’s green-lighting this foolish venture shows how poorly informed and dunderheaded he is.”

    This is just disinformation by the Trump administration. While Trump is certainly poorly informed, his motivations and policies are not based on ignorance but rather the ties and influence of the Zionists in his family and his administration.

    Did Trump just happen to forget his position regarding Saudi Arabia during his campaign?. He accused the kingdom of curtailing the rights of women and gays and lesbians and suggested the country was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Who blew up the World Trade Center?” he asked during one Fox News appearance. “It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi — take at look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents,” he demanded.

    The Saudis and Israelis are covert allies and Trump’s support of both is not based upon ignorance but rather on his realization that it is necessary for his survival. To misunderstand that is to misread what is happening in the ME.

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    • Replies: @Miro23

    The Saudis and Israelis are covert allies and Trump’s support of both is not based upon ignorance but rather on his realization that it is necessary for his survival. To misunderstand that is to misread what is happening in the ME.
     
    That's probably about it. Trump the candidate says and does one thing while Trump the President says and does just the opposite, and alienates just about everybody.
    , @El Dato
    Correctamundo.

    Making sure that the appropriate overpriced-flying-warcrap-for-petrodollars actually-MIC-subsidy deal with the temporarily-maligned terror-supporter passes is just like walking while chewing gum.

    Meanwhile, a list of actual well-dressed terrorists:

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-war-on-yemen-and-the-senate-vote-on-the-saudi-arms-sale/

    Do you have any honor left and reject the arms deal?

    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00143

  23. @Z-man
    The Donald is still 'Da Man' in my book but it's spreading pretty thin right now. His erratic tweeting is something to worry about. His virulent hate for anything Iranian is also concerning. His picking on little Qatar has now come back to bite him on the face as he just found out it's home of Amerikwa's biggest base there in Old Araby.
    Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul must make an intervention with old Donald's mind! (Wink)

    Maybe Trumpowitz is trying to give the boyz at Old Araby a reason to earn their pay.

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  24. @turtle
    "his pro-Israeli advisors"

    Guess that is the politically correct way of saying "his Jewish handlers."
    Here's a thought: maybe the "Jewish Establishment" (whatever that means) doesn't *really* hate DJT. The threats of impeachment, in that case, are just to let him know What Happens if he gets too far out of line.

    The AshkeNazis may very well have overreached in this case, though.
    Doubt the U.S. will close al-Udaid anytime soon, even though the Emir refuses to pull the plug on Al-Jazeera. Not to mention the sale of the F15s to Qatar.

    So, there are limits to Zionist power in the U.S.
    At least for now.

    I agree, mostly. It looks to me like Trump’s fake war against the media is/was designed from the git-go to install Trumpowitz as POTUS.

    The MSM has been despised for a long time and Zion has, yet again, exploited “facts on the ground” to advance their diabolical agenda. Hatred of the MSM has worked very well to rally people to an otherwise despicable man.

    Zion is really quite amazing when it comes to being ruthlessly deceptive.

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  25. @KA
    The new U.S. policy towards Iran includes regime change, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
    Tillerson was asked on Wednesday whether the United States supports regime change inside Iran. He replied in the affirmative, saying that U.S. policy is driven by relying on “elements inside of Iran” to bring about “peaceful transition of that government.”
    He made the comments in a hearing on the 2018 State Department budget before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) asked Tillerson about U.S. policy towards Iran, including whether the U.S. government would sanction the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and whether the U.S. supported “a philosophy of regime change.”

    Think Progress

    and www.antiwar.com

    US has destabilized democratic regimes in Honduras Guatemala Nicaragua Latin America, has reappointed Yeltsin as President , has interfered multiple times in Spain Italy and tried to assassinate de Gaul . The recent election in Bulgaria Montenegro are farce . Ukraine is another failed effort . Belarus is practically one man show . CAR, Uganda Rwanda Kenya Ethiopia are run by democratically elected autocratic despot .

    Recent election in France shows the shin has peeled off the democracy's outer coatings . In US DNC has thrown Bernie under bus .

    Democracy is in retreat while the show goes on .

    Someone might or will blame Bible for it .

    Its that damn bible. Making people think that they are better then another group for believing that thier mystical fantasy is the real and only worthwile mystical fantasy.

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    • Replies: @Ace
    You certainly grasp the essential spirit of Christians - superiority to the unwashed swine.

    You should write
  26. @anon
    Thanks Also an additional peace of information - in 30s and 40s Jews tried to dress as Arabs to commit terrorism But nobody believed the Arabs would do any such things . So the attempts backfired.

    Source? I would love to read about that.

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    • Replies: @res
    This? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel_bombing
  27. @Stephen R. Diamond
    Some reports say that, whereas Trump has business interests in Saudi Arabia, all his attempts to penetrate the Qatar real-estate market failed.

    “Some reports say …. “??

    That’s it? Laughable.

    Some reports say that witchcraft is real.

    Some reports say that Jews died in gas chambers that are scientifically impossible.

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    • Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond

    “Some reports say …. “??

    That’s it? Laughable.
     
    Love it. Who is known for saying "some people say..."? (The most informed people in the world!)
  28. @anon
    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    What are you suggesting?

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    • Replies: @Wally
    anon is making excuses for the barbaric treatment of Palestinians by the 'Israelis'.
  29. Is this false-fact based verbal attack on Qatar a prelude to another regime change?

    With a new puppet ruler in place, the US government’s 10,000 troops and large air force base will have free rein to attack Iran.

    An attack on Iran will be many years away – but it will happen. It is the last country on the Zionist neocon wish list in the Project for a New American Century (PNAC).

    Syria must be divided first and the Russians and Iran are not cooperating.

    But fear not – gird your loins American people – your destiny does not belong to you – you are the victim of the Jew parasite. Endless war for the Jew is your duty. You are the host to a parasite that deems to suck you dry before he moves on to the next sucker.

    Peace — Art

    p.s. Oh ya’ – the Jew says “it is useless – just shut up America, and enjoy the clown politics, identity wars, and all the violent and sexual entertainment that they provide.”

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  30. @Chet Roman
    ‘Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid.’

    The author of the article has the same view:

    “Trump’s green-lighting this foolish venture shows how poorly informed and dunderheaded he is.”

    This is just disinformation by the Trump administration. While Trump is certainly poorly informed, his motivations and policies are not based on ignorance but rather the ties and influence of the Zionists in his family and his administration.

    Did Trump just happen to forget his position regarding Saudi Arabia during his campaign?. He accused the kingdom of curtailing the rights of women and gays and lesbians and suggested the country was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Who blew up the World Trade Center?” he asked during one Fox News appearance. “It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi — take at look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents,” he demanded.

    The Saudis and Israelis are covert allies and Trump’s support of both is not based upon ignorance but rather on his realization that it is necessary for his survival. To misunderstand that is to misread what is happening in the ME.

    The Saudis and Israelis are covert allies and Trump’s support of both is not based upon ignorance but rather on his realization that it is necessary for his survival. To misunderstand that is to misread what is happening in the ME.

    That’s probably about it. Trump the candidate says and does one thing while Trump the President says and does just the opposite, and alienates just about everybody.

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  31. @anon
    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world?

    Perhaps none of their people are enthralled by some fake democracy fetish like the masses of fools outside their worlds.

    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    Read the article. Then there’s this.:

    The STAR, WASHINGTON DC, 30,000,000 Arabs Liberty Dreams Fade in U. S. -British Agreement Recognition Here of Britain’s Mandate in Palestine Ends Last Hope of freedom—Arab Leader Calls Western Diplomacy Fickle .

    Junius B. Wood

    CAIRO, Egypt, May 27,[1922]—The last hope of 30,000,000 Arabs to win freedom for their race without further bloodshed vanished when cables from Washington announced that the United States had concluded an agreement with Great Britain… The Arabs came into the war on the side of the allies against their Turkish co-religionists in- response to the allies’ promise of freedom…The Arab support “was determined and effective.”

    Newspaper article by Junius B. Wood on the American recognition of Britain’s mandate in Palestine, Chicago Daily News,27 May 1922 (also The Sunday Star, Washington)

    http://dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/kingcrane/id/1686/rec/18

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    • Replies: @anon
    The area of Palestine is the tiniest fraction of the vast area of the Arab world. What is your explanation for the 99+% other areas?
  32. @turtle
    "his pro-Israeli advisors"

    Guess that is the politically correct way of saying "his Jewish handlers."
    Here's a thought: maybe the "Jewish Establishment" (whatever that means) doesn't *really* hate DJT. The threats of impeachment, in that case, are just to let him know What Happens if he gets too far out of line.

    The AshkeNazis may very well have overreached in this case, though.
    Doubt the U.S. will close al-Udaid anytime soon, even though the Emir refuses to pull the plug on Al-Jazeera. Not to mention the sale of the F15s to Qatar.

    So, there are limits to Zionist power in the U.S.
    At least for now.

    “…there are limits to Zionist power in the U.S.”
    Does not look so.
    “U.S-Led Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Warplane:” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-18/us-led-coalition-shoots-down-syrian-warplane
    Comment section: “We need to pull out from Syria ASAP. Why are we waging Israel’s war here? What is Israel doing for us — anyone remember AMERICA FIRST? Oh wait that was a blatant lie, wasn’t it.”

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  33. @anon
    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    The arab world has tick but no tock.like a broken clock that is only right twice a day and by accident.so instead of a steady tick tock tick tock tick tock you get the tick tick tick tick of the ticking bomb where societies not so much as explode but erupt with a mindless spasm of self loathing and anti intellectualism every couple of decades.
    The late great arab intellectual Edward Said was known to remark that the grey hairs of a donkey are no sign of a wise animal
    .just all haw but no hee

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  34. @Backwoods Bob
    This came so out of the blue it demands explanation. Recklessness is all I can come up with.

    Trump is an Israel-first zealot. That seems to be the deciding factor here with Qatar supporting the Palestinians and Iran.

    But there's so much contradiction here. Saudi Arabia is the largest source of ISIS support. The state religion is ISIS' variant of Salafi Wahhabism. The establishment and Trump alike have to conceal that in order to pose Saudi Arabia as this heartfelt ally.

    You can't get any crazier and contradictory than our middle east policy, and Saudi Arabia in particular. The prince is reckless and short-sighted. A blockade of this magnitude is an act of war, so this is the third front for them with Yemen, Syria, and now Qatar.

    We've caused one disaster after another with Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. So now I guess it is time to lay waste to Qatar. It looks like such an easy conquest except oopsie - Turkey (NATO ally) is stepping up to the plate to break the blockade. My, my isn't this already more complicated than the drawing board plans. Law of unintended consequences.

    “Trump is an Israel-first zealot…”

    While most of his Trump’s behavior since becoming President suggests that there is some truth to this, I still do not think it’s a totally fair assessment.

    Trump is actually less of a Zionist sock puppet than any other recent candidate for President. But he is a realist. To get elected he had to tone down his rhetoric and make the standard pilgrimage to AIPAC where he made the usual obeisances, uttered the usual vows of obedience to Israel, and stuck his lips as sloppily into the Zionist anus as every other recent Presidential candidate. Still he did make noises about getting out of various Middle Eastern conflicts, e.g., Syria, that upset his new Israeli masters.

    When he got elected and tried to implement some of these he was thwarted at every turn by Zionist elements in the government. Trump has basically surrendered to the same current reality that every President is forced to recognize: Israel utterly controls American military and foreign policy by means of a Zionist fifth column that has infiltrated the federal bureaucracy, the entire foreign policy and military policy establishment, the USA’s MSM and entertainment industries, and the entire US political process at every level.

    The USA can best be described by a term introduced somewhere else on the Unz Review, a Zionist Infested Government (ZIG). Israel is the stunted tail that wags the American dog. Politicians that fail to appreciate and acknowledge this fact are reduced to condign examples of Zionist power which can then be used to intimidate others seeking to free the USA from the Zionist grip. Cynthia McKinney is a perfect example.

    It is both pathetic and comic that there is a phony brouhaha in the USA over imaginary Russian interventions in recent US elections. Meanwhile, the very individuals creating this political theater are either openly in thrall to Israel’s foreign government or brag about being part of the Zionist apparatus creating the thralldom. Of course, even drawing the attention of the public to this blatantly obvious situation would bring down Zionist wrath on any unfortunate with the temerity to notice the situation. It will take a revolution to rid this country of its Zionist parasites. Until then the USA’s foreign and military policies will be self-destructive and as genocidal and disruptive of world peace as that of its Israeli and Zionist controllers.

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    "Israel utterly controls American military and foreign policy by means of a Zionist fifth column that has infiltrated the federal bureaucracy, the entire foreign policy and military policy establishment, the USA’s MSM and entertainment industries, and the entire US political process at every level."
    So true. But the most horrendous is this: "It will take a revolution to rid this country of its Zionist parasites. Until then the USA’s foreign and military policies will be self-destructive and as genocidal and disruptive of world peace as that of its Israeli and Zionist controllers."
    , @Carroll Price
    One of the best summations I've seen in awhile. Thanks.
    , @Backwoods Bob
    Hi Jus' Sayin'

    If I understand your comment correctly, Trump feigned a boot-licking countenance during the election, but after ascension to power it turns out he can't do what he really wants because of the Zionist saturation in our government.

    But the last administration proved differently, especially with the Iran deal. So there's one example contradicting the theory. Both of them had the opportunity to turn chemical weapons incidents into direct "reprisals" on Assad in Syria too. But only Trump pulled the trigger and it was shocking how quickly. So there's two contradictions. I could go on, but one contradiction, especially as large as the Iran nuclear deal, serves as proof that Trump is no victim of powerlessness in the face of Zionist saturation in our government.

    Obama, who I disliked very much as president, demonstrated less fealty to the Zionists than Trump. So far, it is obvious to me that the lip service Trump payed was to the voters who are sick to death of our contradictory wars in the middle east.
  35. @Chet Roman
    ‘Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid.’

    The author of the article has the same view:

    “Trump’s green-lighting this foolish venture shows how poorly informed and dunderheaded he is.”

    This is just disinformation by the Trump administration. While Trump is certainly poorly informed, his motivations and policies are not based on ignorance but rather the ties and influence of the Zionists in his family and his administration.

    Did Trump just happen to forget his position regarding Saudi Arabia during his campaign?. He accused the kingdom of curtailing the rights of women and gays and lesbians and suggested the country was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Who blew up the World Trade Center?” he asked during one Fox News appearance. “It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi — take at look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents,” he demanded.

    The Saudis and Israelis are covert allies and Trump’s support of both is not based upon ignorance but rather on his realization that it is necessary for his survival. To misunderstand that is to misread what is happening in the ME.

    Correctamundo.

    Making sure that the appropriate overpriced-flying-warcrap-for-petrodollars actually-MIC-subsidy deal with the temporarily-maligned terror-supporter passes is just like walking while chewing gum.

    Meanwhile, a list of actual well-dressed terrorists:

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-war-on-yemen-and-the-senate-vote-on-the-saudi-arms-sale/

    Do you have any honor left and reject the arms deal?

    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00143

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  36. @virgile
    Qatar is the progressive "angel" of the region??? Really? Qatar is the main financier and supporter of Al Nusra in Syria, responsible for thousands of death and refugees. It is a state that sponsors terrorism, just like Saudi Arabia.
    While Saudi Arabia hides under its master, the USA, Qatar, a family run emirate, hides its machiavelism under the label of 'supporting resistance', promoting 'democracy'; and providing charities to the areas they have contributed to destroy. Qatar is a monstrous and hypocritical midget. Greedy Turkey is its blood brother in crime.
    While I believe Saudi Arabia is another horrible monster, I am not unhappy that these monsters clash with each other. After all the Syrian and Yemeni blood that was shed thanks to these two evil families, maybe it is time that they both pay. Let them suffer and destroy each other!

    A perfect explication of the Israeli foreign and military policies which Israel’s Zionist fifth column in the USA has so successfully imposed on the USA and its citizens. American soldiers are dying and murdering in the Middle East to create the genocidal chaos that Israeli politicians feel is necessary for the continued existence of their parasitic state.

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  37. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    For all your finger pointing at other countries, what makes you think the US is free to any significant degree?

    We in the US lost most of our freedoms long a go. What we have now is a pack of lies and “feel good” mythology.

    “But while I beheld with pleasure the dawn of liberty rising in Europe, I saw with regret the lustre of it fading in America…

    But a faction, acting in disguise, was rising in America; they had lost sight of first principles. They were beginning to contemplate government as a profitable monopoly, and the people as hereditary property.“

    THOMAS PAINE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES,
    And particularly to the Leaders of the Federal Faction.
    LETTER I, Nov 15,1802

    Thomas Jefferson also made a similar comment about the same time. Several highly credible office holders have also admitted to the fact, such as R. F. Pettigrew, Charles Lindbergh, and Jeanette Rankin.

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  38. The Muslim Brotherhood were hardly moderate. Morsi readily supported the overthrow of Syria , and the MB supported the rebels in Syria, meaning al Nusra and the 40 TOW missiles, etc.

    Qatar were death merchants not unlike the Saudis.. it’s now a blowback situation for the gulf coasters

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  39. @Jus' Sayin'...

    "Trump is an Israel-first zealot..."
     
    While most of his Trump's behavior since becoming President suggests that there is some truth to this, I still do not think it's a totally fair assessment.

    Trump is actually less of a Zionist sock puppet than any other recent candidate for President. But he is a realist. To get elected he had to tone down his rhetoric and make the standard pilgrimage to AIPAC where he made the usual obeisances, uttered the usual vows of obedience to Israel, and stuck his lips as sloppily into the Zionist anus as every other recent Presidential candidate. Still he did make noises about getting out of various Middle Eastern conflicts, e.g., Syria, that upset his new Israeli masters.

    When he got elected and tried to implement some of these he was thwarted at every turn by Zionist elements in the government. Trump has basically surrendered to the same current reality that every President is forced to recognize: Israel utterly controls American military and foreign policy by means of a Zionist fifth column that has infiltrated the federal bureaucracy, the entire foreign policy and military policy establishment, the USA's MSM and entertainment industries, and the entire US political process at every level.

    The USA can best be described by a term introduced somewhere else on the Unz Review, a Zionist Infested Government (ZIG). Israel is the stunted tail that wags the American dog. Politicians that fail to appreciate and acknowledge this fact are reduced to condign examples of Zionist power which can then be used to intimidate others seeking to free the USA from the Zionist grip. Cynthia McKinney is a perfect example.

    It is both pathetic and comic that there is a phony brouhaha in the USA over imaginary Russian interventions in recent US elections. Meanwhile, the very individuals creating this political theater are either openly in thrall to Israel's foreign government or brag about being part of the Zionist apparatus creating the thralldom. Of course, even drawing the attention of the public to this blatantly obvious situation would bring down Zionist wrath on any unfortunate with the temerity to notice the situation. It will take a revolution to rid this country of its Zionist parasites. Until then the USA's foreign and military policies will be self-destructive and as genocidal and disruptive of world peace as that of its Israeli and Zionist controllers.

    “Israel utterly controls American military and foreign policy by means of a Zionist fifth column that has infiltrated the federal bureaucracy, the entire foreign policy and military policy establishment, the USA’s MSM and entertainment industries, and the entire US political process at every level.”
    So true. But the most horrendous is this: “It will take a revolution to rid this country of its Zionist parasites. Until then the USA’s foreign and military policies will be self-destructive and as genocidal and disruptive of world peace as that of its Israeli and Zionist controllers.”

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  40. @Serg Derbst
    Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid. But that is nothing new about US administrations or any given bureaucrats in Warshington and an offence to highschool kids.

    The people in Warshington with at least a little understanding of the world (even though I consider them war criminals) were/are foreigners themselves: Brzezinski (Poland) and Kissinger (Germany). The rest are fucking morons that should never have been in charge of anything more than your local liquor store's cash register.

    Trump (and his advisors) appear to have not more knowledge about foreign countries than the average pickup truck driving Midwest highschool kid.

    This is supposed to be an insult? The US is bigger than the Middle East. That Midwest high school kid will know about other parts of the US and in the long run, that is more important.

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  41. The ‘terrorists’ Qatar is accused of supporting were the Muslim Brotherhood, a venerable, moderate movement dedicated to welfare and education.

    That’s funny.

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  42. @Anonny
    What are you suggesting?

    anon is making excuses for the barbaric treatment of Palestinians by the ‘Israelis’.

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    No. I am just wondering why the Arab-Muslim world is the least free most backward place on earth with no democracies, civil rights, political liberties or equal rights for women or peoples of other religions.

    You are saying that Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians is the reason why Saudi Arabia is rated by Freedom House as among the most unfree countries in the world. That does not compute sport.

    If Israel vanished tomorrow the Arab world would still be a backward, retarded and dysfunctional shithole.
  43. @Wally
    "Some reports say .... "??

    That's it? Laughable.

    Some reports say that witchcraft is real.

    Some reports say that Jews died in gas chambers that are scientifically impossible.

    “Some reports say …. “??

    That’s it? Laughable.

    Love it. Who is known for saying “some people say…”? (The most informed people in the world!)

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  44. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn’t seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    Spoken like a true Zionist troll. What makes you qualified to make such a statement? How do you define a religion and who gave you the authority to define a religion? The problem with the so called developed/modern/free countries of the world is that they are patronizing the Muslim world and ignorant of what Islam really is. They have it totally backwards. Instead of learning about what Islam really is (not from Wikipedia where “anon” usually gets his information) and then see if the Muslims are following the teachings of Islam and are they really deserving of being called Muslims, people like anon and his other Zionist friends look at the behavior of the Bedouin Arabs and pass judgment on Islam from that behavior.

    The United States was created based on Judeo-Christian principles. Israel is by her own admission a Jewish country. Now look at the mayhem and destruction caused by these two countries all around the world. By anon’s principle, neither Judaism nor Christianity can be called religions.

    The United Sates was created as a Republic/ Democracy. The US also wishes that every country in the world be democratic. But there is a catch. These countries must have democracy to our (the US’) liking. Remember the statements of Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice about Iraq. Iran, Egypt, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Palestine (Hamas), Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, etc., are some examples of democratically countries that weren’t to our liking.

    Now let us take a look at our own democracy. Every election year we hear about certain section of population getting disenfranchised. The election of 2016 and the acceptance of results by the voters show how democratic the country is. Free press, BAH! Eight months since the election, we are still questioning the results. The Press, the congress and the deep state are all trying to overturn the results because the results were not to their liking. The consensus “worst” outside candidate BEAT the consensus “best” establishment candidate and the establishment cannot accept it.

    Now let us talk about freedom. Are we really free? The government has always been snooping around the public for quite sometime but since 2001, the invasion of privacy has become rampant. Starting from NSA, every other alphabet intelligence agency is gathering some type of information about the citizens and non-citizen of the United States. In a country of laws, why do we need seventeen intelligence agencies? CIA is not an intelligence agency but a killing machine. The FBI pads its record by trapping innocent citizens into committing crimes. CIA funds its illegal activities by trading in drugs. Who still wants this type of democracy?

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    Again, spoken like a Zionist. Who still feels that they live in a free and democratic society?

    I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems.

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    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
    Much of what you say here is quite sensible, but you vitiate much of it by talking about the myth of "Judeo-Christian" principles. There are no such principles, and Islam has more in common with Christianity than Judaism does.
    , @anon
    "Zionist troll"? Pathetic. I am not Jewish. Nor do I think the US should be giving Israel foreign aid money.

    I say again. Islam is not a religion or about spirituality. It is more like a cult. A super-cult. The entire Arab world is a dysfunctional shambles.
    , @Skeptikal
    "I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems."

    It is Judaism that is scarcely a religion.
    All it consists of is empty ritual, incessant navel gazing about being Jewish (since none of them really believes in the religious part), genital mutilation to maintain a fantastical "covenant" with God (while none of them seem to actually believe in God), and glorification of victimization to justify the ongoing injustice in Palestine.

    There is nothing inspiring about the "religious" aspect of Judaism.
    Nothing to believe in. Just rituals to intone and repeat on schedule.
    Judaism is an empty shell.
    I agree with t hose who say that Jews should really have converted to Christianity if they had any sense.
    The Christians sure have done their share of damage. But the religion actually does have something to offer if you stick to "What Would Jesus Do?"
    And then there is the art and music.

    As for Islam, I have read that it actually was an outgrowth of Judaism. There was a large settlement of Jews in Central Arabia. That is where Mohamad got the idea of monotheism. Which IMO is really not such a great idea. Life is much more interesting with multiple gods and goddesses. And there is no monopoly of the chosen people thing, which is little better than the eldest child thinking he is better. Look, monotheism/monopoly. Get it? Monotonous.
    But Islam does have a lot to recommend it. Again, if you ignore the messy bits and stick with the positive bits, such as the egalitarian basis of the religion.
    More than Judaism.
  45. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Wally
    anon is making excuses for the barbaric treatment of Palestinians by the 'Israelis'.

    No. I am just wondering why the Arab-Muslim world is the least free most backward place on earth with no democracies, civil rights, political liberties or equal rights for women or peoples of other religions.

    You are saying that Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians is the reason why Saudi Arabia is rated by Freedom House as among the most unfree countries in the world. That does not compute sport.

    If Israel vanished tomorrow the Arab world would still be a backward, retarded and dysfunctional shithole.

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    The Arab world has more than its fair share of problems, but they are largely in the right re. their disputes with Israel, which is the true source of instability in the ME.
    , @Carroll Price

    If Israel vanished tomorrow the Arab world would still be a backward, retarded and dysfunctional shithole.
     
    But if Zionist who took control of England and the US had not created Israel, the Arab world would still be intact and at relative peace with itself and the rest of the world.
    , @annamaria
    If Israel vanishes tomorrow, the humanity at large would breath easier.

    Take note that Israel is very fond of Saudi Arabia (monarchy) but showed unrestricted hatred towards the formerly functioning and prosperous states of Libya and Syria (republics). As for the numbers of civilians murdered for your Eretz Israel project in the Middle East, they are approaching the official numbers of Holocaust victims. Time to review the Holocaust museums and add the new information on the "eternal victims" deeds against their neighbors.

    Here is another ardent presstitute from Israel, Evgeny Afineevsky, an author of propaganda "documentary" about the brave resistance fighters against bad Assad. Never mind that the brave jihadis fight against the legitimate president of a sovereign Syria. Mr. Afineevsky, an Israeli citizen of Russian dissent is so rabidly anti-Russian that his cooperation with the CIA looks perfectly natural: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/events/film-screening-and-qa-cries-syria?utm_source=Open+Society+Foundations&utm_campaign=fda6b609cf-Upcoming_Events_June_19_July_36_19_2017&utm_medium

  46. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @jacques sheete

    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world?
     
    Perhaps none of their people are enthralled by some fake democracy fetish like the masses of fools outside their worlds.

    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?
     
    Read the article. Then there's this.:

    The STAR, WASHINGTON DC, 30,000,000 Arabs Liberty Dreams Fade in U. S. -British Agreement Recognition Here of Britain's Mandate in Palestine Ends Last Hope of freedom—Arab Leader Calls Western Diplomacy Fickle .

    Junius B. Wood

    CAIRO, Egypt, May 27,[1922]—The last hope of 30,000,000 Arabs to win freedom for their race without further bloodshed vanished when cables from Washington announced that the United States had concluded an agreement with Great Britain… The Arabs came into the war on the side of the allies against their Turkish co-religionists in- response to the allies’ promise of freedom…The Arab support “was determined and effective.”

    Newspaper article by Junius B. Wood on the American recognition of Britain's mandate in Palestine, Chicago Daily News,27 May 1922 (also The Sunday Star, Washington)

    http://dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/kingcrane/id/1686/rec/18

    The area of Palestine is the tiniest fraction of the vast area of the Arab world. What is your explanation for the 99+% other areas?

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  47. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anon
    Thanks Also an additional peace of information - in 30s and 40s Jews tried to dress as Arabs to commit terrorism But nobody believed the Arabs would do any such things . So the attempts backfired.

    Sources? Documentation? Supporting evidence?

    Saying something doesn’t make it so.

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    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
    You want sources and documentation?

    Read "The Hidden History of Zionism" by Ralph Schoenman, available full-text online.

    http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/

    A magnificent detailed and comprehensive account of the Zionist criminal project. But most importantly, it achieves its impact and neutralizes challenges to it's credibility by drawing virtually all its source material from the writings of the Zionists themselves: biographies, journals, official documents. Read it and weep, the criminals confess.
  48. @MEexpert

    Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn’t seem to me to be an appropriate word.
     
    Spoken like a true Zionist troll. What makes you qualified to make such a statement? How do you define a religion and who gave you the authority to define a religion? The problem with the so called developed/modern/free countries of the world is that they are patronizing the Muslim world and ignorant of what Islam really is. They have it totally backwards. Instead of learning about what Islam really is (not from Wikipedia where “anon” usually gets his information) and then see if the Muslims are following the teachings of Islam and are they really deserving of being called Muslims, people like anon and his other Zionist friends look at the behavior of the Bedouin Arabs and pass judgment on Islam from that behavior.

    The United States was created based on Judeo-Christian principles. Israel is by her own admission a Jewish country. Now look at the mayhem and destruction caused by these two countries all around the world. By anon’s principle, neither Judaism nor Christianity can be called religions.

    The United Sates was created as a Republic/ Democracy. The US also wishes that every country in the world be democratic. But there is a catch. These countries must have democracy to our (the US’) liking. Remember the statements of Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice about Iraq. Iran, Egypt, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Palestine (Hamas), Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, etc., are some examples of democratically countries that weren’t to our liking.

    Now let us take a look at our own democracy. Every election year we hear about certain section of population getting disenfranchised. The election of 2016 and the acceptance of results by the voters show how democratic the country is. Free press, BAH! Eight months since the election, we are still questioning the results. The Press, the congress and the deep state are all trying to overturn the results because the results were not to their liking. The consensus “worst” outside candidate BEAT the consensus “best” establishment candidate and the establishment cannot accept it.

    Now let us talk about freedom. Are we really free? The government has always been snooping around the public for quite sometime but since 2001, the invasion of privacy has become rampant. Starting from NSA, every other alphabet intelligence agency is gathering some type of information about the citizens and non-citizen of the United States. In a country of laws, why do we need seventeen intelligence agencies? CIA is not an intelligence agency but a killing machine. The FBI pads its record by trapping innocent citizens into committing crimes. CIA funds its illegal activities by trading in drugs. Who still wants this type of democracy?

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.
     
    Again, spoken like a Zionist. Who still feels that they live in a free and democratic society?

    I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems.

    Much of what you say here is quite sensible, but you vitiate much of it by talking about the myth of “Judeo-Christian” principles. There are no such principles, and Islam has more in common with Christianity than Judaism does.

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    Much of what you say here is quite sensible, but you vitiate much of it by talking about the myth of “Judeo-Christian” principles. There are no such principles, and Islam has more in common with Christianity than Judaism does.

     

    Yes most of 'Mr. MEexpert's' post was brilliant except at the end where he mixes Christians with da Jooz.
  49. @anon
    No. I am just wondering why the Arab-Muslim world is the least free most backward place on earth with no democracies, civil rights, political liberties or equal rights for women or peoples of other religions.

    You are saying that Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians is the reason why Saudi Arabia is rated by Freedom House as among the most unfree countries in the world. That does not compute sport.

    If Israel vanished tomorrow the Arab world would still be a backward, retarded and dysfunctional shithole.

    The Arab world has more than its fair share of problems, but they are largely in the right re. their disputes with Israel, which is the true source of instability in the ME.

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  50. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc.

    Actually, the constitutional federal republic established in Medina over fourteen centuries ago was unprecedented for its time. It certainly didn’t escape the attention of Thomas Jefferson.

    The Charter of Medina broke ground as a constitution that served as a template for every model of federalism to follow, guaranteeing the religious and personal liberty of those living under its auspices. If anything, it was the Arabs’ failure to preserve Islam among themselves that led to their manifestly terminal collapse. It didn’t take long.

    Those buzzwords you so relish are nice chimeras to bandy about, but your expectations are ethnocentric, at best. Try meeting an actual muslim or two. It would do you a world of good.

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  51. @truthtellerAryan
    www.huffingtonpost.com/.../trump-says-qatar-funds-terror-heres-his-record-of-trying

    Maybe this could be the reason. The man is all business, the brain doesn't wonder off to issues that are beneficial to our country. Israel will take care of policies and Saudi America and its little poodles in the area will bankroll those policies... the Americans will kill and some will get killed. All in vain

    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    You mean social basket cases like Egypt & Saudi Arabia who enjoy butt-buddy status with Israel?

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    Hi PC, I hoped you meant to respond to that Zionist troll, anon. His arguments seems to spin in the same circle. He's great defender of the Talmud cabal, and obsessed with Islam and Muslims, and funny he denies that he belongs to the tribe, maybe anon is John Bolton...hmmm very high possibility, the only person who is a proud public whore (no dignity) of serving Zionist interest. Some try to hide this treachery....
  52. @anon
    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    You mean social basket cases like Egypt & Saudi Arabia who enjoy butt-buddy status with Israel?

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  53. Right on, Eric. Ha ha, would love to see the Ottomans (damn their genocidal hides!) militarily interfere in the affairs of their old empire. Why? Because I am a bored arm chair adventurer hoping for at least an interesting chain of events to lead us into the inevitable — WWIV.

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  54. @Jus' Sayin'...

    "Trump is an Israel-first zealot..."
     
    While most of his Trump's behavior since becoming President suggests that there is some truth to this, I still do not think it's a totally fair assessment.

    Trump is actually less of a Zionist sock puppet than any other recent candidate for President. But he is a realist. To get elected he had to tone down his rhetoric and make the standard pilgrimage to AIPAC where he made the usual obeisances, uttered the usual vows of obedience to Israel, and stuck his lips as sloppily into the Zionist anus as every other recent Presidential candidate. Still he did make noises about getting out of various Middle Eastern conflicts, e.g., Syria, that upset his new Israeli masters.

    When he got elected and tried to implement some of these he was thwarted at every turn by Zionist elements in the government. Trump has basically surrendered to the same current reality that every President is forced to recognize: Israel utterly controls American military and foreign policy by means of a Zionist fifth column that has infiltrated the federal bureaucracy, the entire foreign policy and military policy establishment, the USA's MSM and entertainment industries, and the entire US political process at every level.

    The USA can best be described by a term introduced somewhere else on the Unz Review, a Zionist Infested Government (ZIG). Israel is the stunted tail that wags the American dog. Politicians that fail to appreciate and acknowledge this fact are reduced to condign examples of Zionist power which can then be used to intimidate others seeking to free the USA from the Zionist grip. Cynthia McKinney is a perfect example.

    It is both pathetic and comic that there is a phony brouhaha in the USA over imaginary Russian interventions in recent US elections. Meanwhile, the very individuals creating this political theater are either openly in thrall to Israel's foreign government or brag about being part of the Zionist apparatus creating the thralldom. Of course, even drawing the attention of the public to this blatantly obvious situation would bring down Zionist wrath on any unfortunate with the temerity to notice the situation. It will take a revolution to rid this country of its Zionist parasites. Until then the USA's foreign and military policies will be self-destructive and as genocidal and disruptive of world peace as that of its Israeli and Zionist controllers.

    One of the best summations I’ve seen in awhile. Thanks.

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  55. @Priss Factor
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11878350

    The World is just getting dumber and dumber. The kind of sane, modern, and enlightened secularism of great man Kemal Ataturk is no more.
    For secularism to work, it needs mature culture, patriotism, respect for knowledge, and serious themes.

    Erdogan and his ilk push reactionary Islamic autocracy.
    The West has gone trivialist and now worship homomania as new religion and has rap music as mass culture.

    Only China, Russia, and Iran have leaders who are anything like real adults.

    Our present reality, as far as we can capture and define its fleeting presence, is an apparition on the wane. A new reality, that which comes next, will probably wipe away, in toto, the previous fanatasms, “our heaven on Earth”, with something completely different. Everything is in place for the key to be turned and not even war can resist its ineluctable emergence.

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  56. @anon
    No. I am just wondering why the Arab-Muslim world is the least free most backward place on earth with no democracies, civil rights, political liberties or equal rights for women or peoples of other religions.

    You are saying that Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians is the reason why Saudi Arabia is rated by Freedom House as among the most unfree countries in the world. That does not compute sport.

    If Israel vanished tomorrow the Arab world would still be a backward, retarded and dysfunctional shithole.

    If Israel vanished tomorrow the Arab world would still be a backward, retarded and dysfunctional shithole.

    But if Zionist who took control of England and the US had not created Israel, the Arab world would still be intact and at relative peace with itself and the rest of the world.

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  57. @Beefcake the Mighty
    Much of what you say here is quite sensible, but you vitiate much of it by talking about the myth of "Judeo-Christian" principles. There are no such principles, and Islam has more in common with Christianity than Judaism does.

    Much of what you say here is quite sensible, but you vitiate much of it by talking about the myth of “Judeo-Christian” principles. There are no such principles, and Islam has more in common with Christianity than Judaism does.

    Yes most of ‘Mr. MEexpert’s’ post was brilliant except at the end where he mixes Christians with da Jooz.

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    Yes most of ‘Mr. MEexpert’s’ post was brilliant except at the end where he mixes Christians with da Jooz.
     
    I did not mix the "Christians with da Jooz," as you put it. This is the rhetoric that comes out of every politician's mouth as well as all televengelists and even most of the MSM. I just repeated it.
  58. @Z-man

    Much of what you say here is quite sensible, but you vitiate much of it by talking about the myth of “Judeo-Christian” principles. There are no such principles, and Islam has more in common with Christianity than Judaism does.

     

    Yes most of 'Mr. MEexpert's' post was brilliant except at the end where he mixes Christians with da Jooz.

    Yes most of ‘Mr. MEexpert’s’ post was brilliant except at the end where he mixes Christians with da Jooz.

    I did not mix the “Christians with da Jooz,” as you put it. This is the rhetoric that comes out of every politician’s mouth as well as all televengelists and even most of the MSM. I just repeated it.

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  59. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @MEexpert

    Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn’t seem to me to be an appropriate word.
     
    Spoken like a true Zionist troll. What makes you qualified to make such a statement? How do you define a religion and who gave you the authority to define a religion? The problem with the so called developed/modern/free countries of the world is that they are patronizing the Muslim world and ignorant of what Islam really is. They have it totally backwards. Instead of learning about what Islam really is (not from Wikipedia where “anon” usually gets his information) and then see if the Muslims are following the teachings of Islam and are they really deserving of being called Muslims, people like anon and his other Zionist friends look at the behavior of the Bedouin Arabs and pass judgment on Islam from that behavior.

    The United States was created based on Judeo-Christian principles. Israel is by her own admission a Jewish country. Now look at the mayhem and destruction caused by these two countries all around the world. By anon’s principle, neither Judaism nor Christianity can be called religions.

    The United Sates was created as a Republic/ Democracy. The US also wishes that every country in the world be democratic. But there is a catch. These countries must have democracy to our (the US’) liking. Remember the statements of Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice about Iraq. Iran, Egypt, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Palestine (Hamas), Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, etc., are some examples of democratically countries that weren’t to our liking.

    Now let us take a look at our own democracy. Every election year we hear about certain section of population getting disenfranchised. The election of 2016 and the acceptance of results by the voters show how democratic the country is. Free press, BAH! Eight months since the election, we are still questioning the results. The Press, the congress and the deep state are all trying to overturn the results because the results were not to their liking. The consensus “worst” outside candidate BEAT the consensus “best” establishment candidate and the establishment cannot accept it.

    Now let us talk about freedom. Are we really free? The government has always been snooping around the public for quite sometime but since 2001, the invasion of privacy has become rampant. Starting from NSA, every other alphabet intelligence agency is gathering some type of information about the citizens and non-citizen of the United States. In a country of laws, why do we need seventeen intelligence agencies? CIA is not an intelligence agency but a killing machine. The FBI pads its record by trapping innocent citizens into committing crimes. CIA funds its illegal activities by trading in drugs. Who still wants this type of democracy?

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.
     
    Again, spoken like a Zionist. Who still feels that they live in a free and democratic society?

    I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems.

    “Zionist troll”? Pathetic. I am not Jewish. Nor do I think the US should be giving Israel foreign aid money.

    I say again. Islam is not a religion or about spirituality. It is more like a cult. A super-cult. The entire Arab world is a dysfunctional shambles.

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    There is no way of knowing if you are a Jew or not.

    That you clearly are a zionist shill is obvious to anyone who has read your idiotic posts.
  60. @anon
    "Zionist troll"? Pathetic. I am not Jewish. Nor do I think the US should be giving Israel foreign aid money.

    I say again. Islam is not a religion or about spirituality. It is more like a cult. A super-cult. The entire Arab world is a dysfunctional shambles.

    There is no way of knowing if you are a Jew or not.

    That you clearly are a zionist shill is obvious to anyone who has read your idiotic posts.

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    A Zionist shill? For pointing out the dysfunctionality and malaise that exists all across the Arab world? Pathetic.
  61. @MEexpert

    Yes most of ‘Mr. MEexpert’s’ post was brilliant except at the end where he mixes Christians with da Jooz.
     
    I did not mix the "Christians with da Jooz," as you put it. This is the rhetoric that comes out of every politician's mouth as well as all televengelists and even most of the MSM. I just repeated it.

    Okay.

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  62. I say again. Islam is not a religion or about spirituality. It is more like a cult. A super-cult.

    And I say again. You are a troll who has no idea what Islam is.

    The entire Arab world is a dysfunctional shambles.

    Forty years ago I told my American friends that don’t judge Islam by what the Saudis do. This is still true today. The average Saudi may be sincerely Muslim but the elite and the so-called “Royal family” are as corrupt as they come. There is nothing royal about them. They use Islam to cover up their corruption and anti-islamic activities aided by their Judeo-Christian buddies from Israel/USA/UK.

    Don’t try to learn about Islam from Wikipedia. Anyone can manipulate facts in Wikipedia particularly your Jewish buddies.

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    Wikipedia has nothing to do with anything that I am saying. This is sad. Maybe I struck a nerve.
  63. During a recent RT Cross Talk debate on this issue of Qatar, Sharmine Narwani, at circa 1:38, does a great job in explaining the major reason for the Saudi flare-up of hostilities against Qatar. It is largely about the war in Syria, where the Turks and Qataris, both of which have been supporting numerous Wahhabi takfiri groups trying to overthrow the Syrian government, have started to negotiate, due to their own interests, with Iran and Russia. In practice this has led to many of their supported armed gangs to quiet down in many fronts, freeing up large numbers of Syrian manpower to launch a blitz towards ISIS held areas in Eastern Syria, which the ZUSA, the Zaudis and the zionists have been hoping to control through their proxies, thus cutting Syria off from Iraq.

    For a more in-depth understanding of the situation, Sharmine’s excellent piece for RT is a must read;
    After Riyadh summit, Sunni unity crumbles

    https://www.rt.com/op-edge/390453-trump-saudi-orb-arab-summit/

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  64. @anon
    No. I am just wondering why the Arab-Muslim world is the least free most backward place on earth with no democracies, civil rights, political liberties or equal rights for women or peoples of other religions.

    You are saying that Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians is the reason why Saudi Arabia is rated by Freedom House as among the most unfree countries in the world. That does not compute sport.

    If Israel vanished tomorrow the Arab world would still be a backward, retarded and dysfunctional shithole.

    If Israel vanishes tomorrow, the humanity at large would breath easier.

    Take note that Israel is very fond of Saudi Arabia (monarchy) but showed unrestricted hatred towards the formerly functioning and prosperous states of Libya and Syria (republics). As for the numbers of civilians murdered for your Eretz Israel project in the Middle East, they are approaching the official numbers of Holocaust victims. Time to review the Holocaust museums and add the new information on the “eternal victims” deeds against their neighbors.

    Here is another ardent presstitute from Israel, Evgeny Afineevsky, an author of propaganda “documentary” about the brave resistance fighters against bad Assad. Never mind that the brave jihadis fight against the legitimate president of a sovereign Syria. Mr. Afineevsky, an Israeli citizen of Russian dissent is so rabidly anti-Russian that his cooperation with the CIA looks perfectly natural: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/events/film-screening-and-qa-cries-syria?utm_source=Open+Society+Foundations&utm_campaign=fda6b609cf-Upcoming_Events_June_19_July_36_19_2017&utm_medium

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    I don't see how the elimination of Israel (a country I do not really care about) would change things in the Arab world. Except probably for the Palestinians. Will it be okay to leave Islam then? Studies show 80% of Arabs believe if a family member commits "apostasy", (switches religions) that they should be killed. My sister left Catholicism to covert to Buddhism. Should my family now kill her? What about all the "honor" killings in the Arab world? Can somebody walk around Mecca carrying a sign criticizing the prophet without fear of being killed?

    The Arab world and its dark ages mentality do not fit in the modern world.
  65. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    Nah, Hinduism with its caste system and now with a hard-right Hindu PM Modi is the problem. But nice try.

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    And yet I do not see the same levels of violence terrorism and general dysfunctionality in India and Nepal that I do in the Arab-Muslim world. I do not like the caste system either.
  66. Eric Margolis writes:

    It seems that Trump, who recently visited Saudi Arabia, had orchestrated the boycott and isolation of Qatar to show its upstart rulers who was boss. Moreover, his pro-Israeli advisors devised the plan and Trump backed it publicly.

    Horseshit!

    “It seems”!!! Really!!! “Seems”??? Where do you get this crap? Pull it out of your ass? Trump orchestrated this??? Really!!!

    Trump got all mouthy, sure, I’ll give you that, but the author of the boycott/blockade??? Puleeeeese! The Israelis, maybe. The Neocon Israel agents planted like a cancer in the US govt, particularly in the State Dept, maybe. Trump? Baloney.

    This is Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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  67. @anon
    How come there are no democracies in the Arab world? How come there is no free press? Independent judiciary? Equal rights for women? Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?

    The Hasbaroids never miss an opportunity to smear their Arab victims. Seems that Unz is on the list for monitoring. And then, as here, they are first out of the gate to catapult the anti-Arab propaganda. And there is mcohen adding his Zio-voice to the Zio-lynch mob.

    I’m a Jew too, but no criminal Zionist.

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    I am not a Jew or a Zionist. I am just trying to look at the Arab world and its dysfunctionality.
  68. @anon
    I do appreciate you replying to my post but I just don't buy what your saying. The Arab world is a vast area composed of many different countries. But there has never been any freedom, democracy, equal rights, fairness for women, free press etc. Where was the Arab Magna Carta? Where was the Arab "rights of man" declaration. All of the thugs, despots and tyrants who always run Arab countries could not forever endure if they went against the core grain of Arab culture.

    THERE IS A PROBLEM deep inside the culture society and "religion" of Arabs itself. Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn't seem to me to be an appropriate word.

    To say that the Arab world would be a place of freedom and enlightenment but for the actions of an "evil" America just does NOT pan out.

    The USA long interfered in one way or another in Latin America. But countries like Costa Rica have long been democratic and the only country in the whole western hemisphere today rated as NOT FREE by Freedom House is Cuba.

    Now look at the far east. North Korea is a totalitarian state but South Korea is free. As is Japan. Being free and democratic does not seem to be inherently inimical to the cultures or societies of Oriental peoples.

    Likewise Hindu India is a largely democratic country. Look at the former USSR. All of the Muslim republics are essentially undemocratic and not free. But the three Baltic states became democracies.

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.

    This all just anti-Arab Kool-Aid, with a sprinkle of Anti-Commie/anti-Russia Kool-Aid — well past its sell-by date — thrown in. And Western “democracy” — !!!!! — which you raise to the level of a f*cking godhead, is a totally phony, totally subverted, one-dollar-one vote pile of crap. Freedom?! You wouldn’t know freedom if it bit you on the ass. By all indications you’ve never had a single thought of your very own, everything in your head having been inserted there by msm propaganda injection. Then you jam your head up your backside, to maintain that crapload undisturbed. A zombie has more intellectual authenticity.

    Here’s the cure: tape the ends of an old electric cord to your temples and plug ‘er in. If you survive this DIY electroshock brain-wipe, start over again, and read and listen widely enough to notice the diversity of opinion, and then try to resolve the conflicting narratives by ***thinking*** on it all.

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  69. @anon
    Sources? Documentation? Supporting evidence?

    Saying something doesn't make it so.

    You want sources and documentation?

    Read “The Hidden History of Zionism” by Ralph Schoenman, available full-text online.

    http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/

    A magnificent detailed and comprehensive account of the Zionist criminal project. But most importantly, it achieves its impact and neutralizes challenges to it’s credibility by drawing virtually all its source material from the writings of the Zionists themselves: biographies, journals, official documents. Read it and weep, the criminals confess.

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  70. @Carroll Price

    Why are all the Arab countries in the world political and social basket-cases?
     
    You mean social basket cases like Egypt & Saudi Arabia who enjoy butt-buddy status with Israel?

    Hi PC, I hoped you meant to respond to that Zionist troll, anon. His arguments seems to spin in the same circle. He’s great defender of the Talmud cabal, and obsessed with Islam and Muslims, and funny he denies that he belongs to the tribe, maybe anon is John Bolton…hmmm very high possibility, the only person who is a proud public whore (no dignity) of serving Zionist interest. Some try to hide this treachery….

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    Yea, I assumed you would figure it out. For some unknown reason, the "Edit" mode does not include an option for canceling or voiding a response once you realize you've made the mistake of sending it to the wrong person. As to anon, he's taking a rather creative approach in defending all-things Israel, while at the same time, trying to create the impression he's a fair and neutral observer. But like Wikipedia, his devotion to Israel is obvious.
  71. Anon. has some point. Islam is not allowing for human society development, because islam states that if only all people were good muslims, there would be a paradise on earth. That´s why all kind of muslims reformers go back to the beginnings of islam, hoping to build ideal society that they think Islam once was.
    When I am speaking about human development, I am using simple criterium : where it is easier to survive? Democracy is just a one way of organization, not better than others- every country organizing itself according to local conditions and culture.
    So, easiest countries for surviving is in EU, Canada, Australia and USA (in that order). What unites all these countries, except democracy ?
    Religion. Lack of religion. Europeans put their god in the back room of their brain, only to remember him when in life-threatening position. The same for other countries mentioned. In USA it is easier to survive on the coasts, than in bible belt- very nice illustration of my idea. Islam is not worse than christianity, only it has better, nicer story easier to believe,plus daily obligations of muslim(that don´t allow you to forget religion), than jumble of contradicting christian statements composed 2000 years before. Wherever you go on the globe, you will find human development and religion in the opposition; more religion, more difficult. Less religion, less difficult. Why? Because the religion is our defence mechanism against tough conditions of living. Improve conditions, and that psychological shield will fall alone. I consider that this somewhat rude idea is proven thousands times in all history of humankind. Would demise of religion trigger greater development? Not so sure. The thing is working the other way : better conditions, less religion. Soviets took out religion from public places, but made life so tough, that , when allowed, people ran to the orthodox church…
    Islam is just one religion of many, majority of them discarded already. The only way to improve living conditions in the islamic countries is education. Good education, not islamic “madrasses”. It takes time and big effort – something that radicals and reformers have in a very short supply.

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    Accurate observations and well stated. In the body of your summation; "Europeans put their god in the back room of their brain," I assume you meant to say; Europeans put their god in the back room WITH their brains. Which, without exception, is certainly the case with devoted followers of all religious doctrines.
  72. @Jus' Sayin'...

    "Trump is an Israel-first zealot..."
     
    While most of his Trump's behavior since becoming President suggests that there is some truth to this, I still do not think it's a totally fair assessment.

    Trump is actually less of a Zionist sock puppet than any other recent candidate for President. But he is a realist. To get elected he had to tone down his rhetoric and make the standard pilgrimage to AIPAC where he made the usual obeisances, uttered the usual vows of obedience to Israel, and stuck his lips as sloppily into the Zionist anus as every other recent Presidential candidate. Still he did make noises about getting out of various Middle Eastern conflicts, e.g., Syria, that upset his new Israeli masters.

    When he got elected and tried to implement some of these he was thwarted at every turn by Zionist elements in the government. Trump has basically surrendered to the same current reality that every President is forced to recognize: Israel utterly controls American military and foreign policy by means of a Zionist fifth column that has infiltrated the federal bureaucracy, the entire foreign policy and military policy establishment, the USA's MSM and entertainment industries, and the entire US political process at every level.

    The USA can best be described by a term introduced somewhere else on the Unz Review, a Zionist Infested Government (ZIG). Israel is the stunted tail that wags the American dog. Politicians that fail to appreciate and acknowledge this fact are reduced to condign examples of Zionist power which can then be used to intimidate others seeking to free the USA from the Zionist grip. Cynthia McKinney is a perfect example.

    It is both pathetic and comic that there is a phony brouhaha in the USA over imaginary Russian interventions in recent US elections. Meanwhile, the very individuals creating this political theater are either openly in thrall to Israel's foreign government or brag about being part of the Zionist apparatus creating the thralldom. Of course, even drawing the attention of the public to this blatantly obvious situation would bring down Zionist wrath on any unfortunate with the temerity to notice the situation. It will take a revolution to rid this country of its Zionist parasites. Until then the USA's foreign and military policies will be self-destructive and as genocidal and disruptive of world peace as that of its Israeli and Zionist controllers.

    Hi Jus’ Sayin’

    If I understand your comment correctly, Trump feigned a boot-licking countenance during the election, but after ascension to power it turns out he can’t do what he really wants because of the Zionist saturation in our government.

    But the last administration proved differently, especially with the Iran deal. So there’s one example contradicting the theory. Both of them had the opportunity to turn chemical weapons incidents into direct “reprisals” on Assad in Syria too. But only Trump pulled the trigger and it was shocking how quickly. So there’s two contradictions. I could go on, but one contradiction, especially as large as the Iran nuclear deal, serves as proof that Trump is no victim of powerlessness in the face of Zionist saturation in our government.

    Obama, who I disliked very much as president, demonstrated less fealty to the Zionists than Trump. So far, it is obvious to me that the lip service Trump payed was to the voters who are sick to death of our contradictory wars in the middle east.

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  73. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @L.K
    There is no way of knowing if you are a Jew or not.

    That you clearly are a zionist shill is obvious to anyone who has read your idiotic posts.

    A Zionist shill? For pointing out the dysfunctionality and malaise that exists all across the Arab world? Pathetic.

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  74. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @MEexpert

    I say again. Islam is not a religion or about spirituality. It is more like a cult. A super-cult.
     
    And I say again. You are a troll who has no idea what Islam is.

    The entire Arab world is a dysfunctional shambles.
     
    Forty years ago I told my American friends that don't judge Islam by what the Saudis do. This is still true today. The average Saudi may be sincerely Muslim but the elite and the so-called "Royal family" are as corrupt as they come. There is nothing royal about them. They use Islam to cover up their corruption and anti-islamic activities aided by their Judeo-Christian buddies from Israel/USA/UK.

    Don't try to learn about Islam from Wikipedia. Anyone can manipulate facts in Wikipedia particularly your Jewish buddies.

    Wikipedia has nothing to do with anything that I am saying. This is sad. Maybe I struck a nerve.

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    Wikipedia has nothing to do with anything that I am saying. This is sad. Maybe I struck a nerve.
     
    No, nothing struck a nerve. What you are saying is total rubbish. This is the Zionist behavior to demonize a perfectly peaceful religion. First learn the difference between the religion and the people before making stupid comments like that.
  75. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @annamaria
    If Israel vanishes tomorrow, the humanity at large would breath easier.

    Take note that Israel is very fond of Saudi Arabia (monarchy) but showed unrestricted hatred towards the formerly functioning and prosperous states of Libya and Syria (republics). As for the numbers of civilians murdered for your Eretz Israel project in the Middle East, they are approaching the official numbers of Holocaust victims. Time to review the Holocaust museums and add the new information on the "eternal victims" deeds against their neighbors.

    Here is another ardent presstitute from Israel, Evgeny Afineevsky, an author of propaganda "documentary" about the brave resistance fighters against bad Assad. Never mind that the brave jihadis fight against the legitimate president of a sovereign Syria. Mr. Afineevsky, an Israeli citizen of Russian dissent is so rabidly anti-Russian that his cooperation with the CIA looks perfectly natural: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/events/film-screening-and-qa-cries-syria?utm_source=Open+Society+Foundations&utm_campaign=fda6b609cf-Upcoming_Events_June_19_July_36_19_2017&utm_medium

    I don’t see how the elimination of Israel (a country I do not really care about) would change things in the Arab world. Except probably for the Palestinians. Will it be okay to leave Islam then? Studies show 80% of Arabs believe if a family member commits “apostasy”, (switches religions) that they should be killed. My sister left Catholicism to covert to Buddhism. Should my family now kill her? What about all the “honor” killings in the Arab world? Can somebody walk around Mecca carrying a sign criticizing the prophet without fear of being killed?

    The Arab world and its dark ages mentality do not fit in the modern world.

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    'The Arab world and its dark ages mentality do not fit in the modern world."

    Then leave it alone. Instead the US & vassals have destroyed the modernized countries of Libya and Syria (and before that stopped the modernization of Iran), while embracing the Saudis and Qatari - the monarchies that both support and nurture the worst in radical Islam. The savage ruining of two progressive and prosperous states Libya and Syria by the US plutocracy was incited, to large extend, by the apartheid state of Israel. Have you heard an expression "Israel-occupied Congress?" Make some research before finessing your battle cry for more wars against the peoples who did nothing wrong to American citizens but who happened to be in possession of the rich natural resources in a proximity of the mythology-inspired colonizer. "Studies show" that ziocons carry the main responsibility for the slaughterous wars of the 21st century.
  76. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Moi
    Nah, Hinduism with its caste system and now with a hard-right Hindu PM Modi is the problem. But nice try.

    And yet I do not see the same levels of violence terrorism and general dysfunctionality in India and Nepal that I do in the Arab-Muslim world. I do not like the caste system either.

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  77. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Jeff Davis
    The Hasbaroids never miss an opportunity to smear their Arab victims. Seems that Unz is on the list for monitoring. And then, as here, they are first out of the gate to catapult the anti-Arab propaganda. And there is mcohen adding his Zio-voice to the Zio-lynch mob.

    I'm a Jew too, but no criminal Zionist.

    I am not a Jew or a Zionist. I am just trying to look at the Arab world and its dysfunctionality.

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  78. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Jeff Davis
    This all just anti-Arab Kool-Aid, with a sprinkle of Anti-Commie/anti-Russia Kool-Aid -- well past its sell-by date -- thrown in. And Western "democracy" -- !!!!! -- which you raise to the level of a f*cking godhead, is a totally phony, totally subverted, one-dollar-one vote pile of crap. Freedom?! You wouldn't know freedom if it bit you on the ass. By all indications you've never had a single thought of your very own, everything in your head having been inserted there by msm propaganda injection. Then you jam your head up your backside, to maintain that crapload undisturbed. A zombie has more intellectual authenticity.

    Here's the cure: tape the ends of an old electric cord to your temples and plug 'er in. If you survive this DIY electroshock brain-wipe, start over again, and read and listen widely enough to notice the diversity of opinion, and then try to resolve the conflicting narratives by ***thinking*** on it all.

    Yeah, your right.

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  79. @truthtellerAryan
    Hi PC, I hoped you meant to respond to that Zionist troll, anon. His arguments seems to spin in the same circle. He's great defender of the Talmud cabal, and obsessed with Islam and Muslims, and funny he denies that he belongs to the tribe, maybe anon is John Bolton...hmmm very high possibility, the only person who is a proud public whore (no dignity) of serving Zionist interest. Some try to hide this treachery....

    Yea, I assumed you would figure it out. For some unknown reason, the “Edit” mode does not include an option for canceling or voiding a response once you realize you’ve made the mistake of sending it to the wrong person. As to anon, he’s taking a rather creative approach in defending all-things Israel, while at the same time, trying to create the impression he’s a fair and neutral observer. But like Wikipedia, his devotion to Israel is obvious.

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  80. @Lucian
    Anon. has some point. Islam is not allowing for human society development, because islam states that if only all people were good muslims, there would be a paradise on earth. That´s why all kind of muslims reformers go back to the beginnings of islam, hoping to build ideal society that they think Islam once was.
    When I am speaking about human development, I am using simple criterium : where it is easier to survive? Democracy is just a one way of organization, not better than others- every country organizing itself according to local conditions and culture.
    So, easiest countries for surviving is in EU, Canada, Australia and USA (in that order). What unites all these countries, except democracy ?
    Religion. Lack of religion. Europeans put their god in the back room of their brain, only to remember him when in life-threatening position. The same for other countries mentioned. In USA it is easier to survive on the coasts, than in bible belt- very nice illustration of my idea. Islam is not worse than christianity, only it has better, nicer story easier to believe,plus daily obligations of muslim(that don´t allow you to forget religion), than jumble of contradicting christian statements composed 2000 years before. Wherever you go on the globe, you will find human development and religion in the opposition; more religion, more difficult. Less religion, less difficult. Why? Because the religion is our defence mechanism against tough conditions of living. Improve conditions, and that psychological shield will fall alone. I consider that this somewhat rude idea is proven thousands times in all history of humankind. Would demise of religion trigger greater development? Not so sure. The thing is working the other way : better conditions, less religion. Soviets took out religion from public places, but made life so tough, that , when allowed, people ran to the orthodox church...
    Islam is just one religion of many, majority of them discarded already. The only way to improve living conditions in the islamic countries is education. Good education, not islamic "madrasses". It takes time and big effort - something that radicals and reformers have in a very short supply.

    Accurate observations and well stated. In the body of your summation; “Europeans put their god in the back room of their brain,” I assume you meant to say; Europeans put their god in the back room WITH their brains. Which, without exception, is certainly the case with devoted followers of all religious doctrines.

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  81. @anon
    Wikipedia has nothing to do with anything that I am saying. This is sad. Maybe I struck a nerve.

    Wikipedia has nothing to do with anything that I am saying. This is sad. Maybe I struck a nerve.

    No, nothing struck a nerve. What you are saying is total rubbish. This is the Zionist behavior to demonize a perfectly peaceful religion. First learn the difference between the religion and the people before making stupid comments like that.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Islam is a "perfectly peaceful religion"?

    And people call me a "troll".....

    And for the millionth time ,,, I AM NOT JEWISH!
  82. @Delinquent Snail
    Its that damn bible. Making people think that they are better then another group for believing that thier mystical fantasy is the real and only worthwile mystical fantasy.

    You certainly grasp the essential spirit of Christians – superiority to the unwashed swine.

    You should write

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  83. @anon
    I don't see how the elimination of Israel (a country I do not really care about) would change things in the Arab world. Except probably for the Palestinians. Will it be okay to leave Islam then? Studies show 80% of Arabs believe if a family member commits "apostasy", (switches religions) that they should be killed. My sister left Catholicism to covert to Buddhism. Should my family now kill her? What about all the "honor" killings in the Arab world? Can somebody walk around Mecca carrying a sign criticizing the prophet without fear of being killed?

    The Arab world and its dark ages mentality do not fit in the modern world.

    ‘The Arab world and its dark ages mentality do not fit in the modern world.”

    Then leave it alone. Instead the US & vassals have destroyed the modernized countries of Libya and Syria (and before that stopped the modernization of Iran), while embracing the Saudis and Qatari – the monarchies that both support and nurture the worst in radical Islam. The savage ruining of two progressive and prosperous states Libya and Syria by the US plutocracy was incited, to large extend, by the apartheid state of Israel. Have you heard an expression “Israel-occupied Congress?” Make some research before finessing your battle cry for more wars against the peoples who did nothing wrong to American citizens but who happened to be in possession of the rich natural resources in a proximity of the mythology-inspired colonizer. “Studies show” that ziocons carry the main responsibility for the slaughterous wars of the 21st century.

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    • Replies: @anon
    "Then leave it alone".

    Agree 100%.

    "..Battle cry for more wars.."

    I 100% opposed the war on Iraq which has been a total disater... Why do you say or think that I support wars in the middle east?

    The best strategy would be to have as little contact with the Arab world as possible. We should not send any troops to Arab countries or Afghanistan and we should accept zero immigrants-"refugees"-"migrants" from them either.

    All i am saying is the Arab-Muslim world is extremely backward and we should avoid it.

    Why this means i am "Jewish" a "zionist troll" or a "war monger" i fail to understand....
  84. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @annamaria
    'The Arab world and its dark ages mentality do not fit in the modern world."

    Then leave it alone. Instead the US & vassals have destroyed the modernized countries of Libya and Syria (and before that stopped the modernization of Iran), while embracing the Saudis and Qatari - the monarchies that both support and nurture the worst in radical Islam. The savage ruining of two progressive and prosperous states Libya and Syria by the US plutocracy was incited, to large extend, by the apartheid state of Israel. Have you heard an expression "Israel-occupied Congress?" Make some research before finessing your battle cry for more wars against the peoples who did nothing wrong to American citizens but who happened to be in possession of the rich natural resources in a proximity of the mythology-inspired colonizer. "Studies show" that ziocons carry the main responsibility for the slaughterous wars of the 21st century.

    “Then leave it alone”.

    Agree 100%.

    “..Battle cry for more wars..”

    I 100% opposed the war on Iraq which has been a total disater… Why do you say or think that I support wars in the middle east?

    The best strategy would be to have as little contact with the Arab world as possible. We should not send any troops to Arab countries or Afghanistan and we should accept zero immigrants-”refugees”-”migrants” from them either.

    All i am saying is the Arab-Muslim world is extremely backward and we should avoid it.

    Why this means i am “Jewish” a “zionist troll” or a “war monger” i fail to understand….

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    "'All i am saying is the Arab-Muslim world is extremely backward and we should avoid it."

    Have you ever been in the per-war Libya or pre-war Syria? How many Iranians do you know?
    1. Check on the most brilliant students at the US/EU universities and compare them to the "native" students in the US; you are going to find that some of the best are Arabs. And do not forget to check on the history of Persia (a hint - it is much, much longer than of the US, and both your writing and counting originate in these distant Arab lands).
    2. Making a slaughter of other peoples is a crime against humanity and the perpetrators must be punished for their crimes. It would be only fair if the perpetrators were stripped of their wealth for the benefit of the Middle Eastern victims. Did not we have this situation before, with Jewish victims of WWII, who were generously compensated by Germans? Time for the ziocons to pay for their crimes.

  85. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @MEexpert

    Wikipedia has nothing to do with anything that I am saying. This is sad. Maybe I struck a nerve.
     
    No, nothing struck a nerve. What you are saying is total rubbish. This is the Zionist behavior to demonize a perfectly peaceful religion. First learn the difference between the religion and the people before making stupid comments like that.

    Islam is a “perfectly peaceful religion”?

    And people call me a “troll”…..

    And for the millionth time ,,, I AM NOT JEWISH!

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    • Replies: @truthtellerAryan
    You are very Jewish. If not then you're a very good slave. Like our Congress, Bolton, Hagee , MSM.....and the rest of the traitors
  86. @anon
    "Then leave it alone".

    Agree 100%.

    "..Battle cry for more wars.."

    I 100% opposed the war on Iraq which has been a total disater... Why do you say or think that I support wars in the middle east?

    The best strategy would be to have as little contact with the Arab world as possible. We should not send any troops to Arab countries or Afghanistan and we should accept zero immigrants-"refugees"-"migrants" from them either.

    All i am saying is the Arab-Muslim world is extremely backward and we should avoid it.

    Why this means i am "Jewish" a "zionist troll" or a "war monger" i fail to understand....

    “‘All i am saying is the Arab-Muslim world is extremely backward and we should avoid it.”

    Have you ever been in the per-war Libya or pre-war Syria? How many Iranians do you know?
    1. Check on the most brilliant students at the US/EU universities and compare them to the “native” students in the US; you are going to find that some of the best are Arabs. And do not forget to check on the history of Persia (a hint – it is much, much longer than of the US, and both your writing and counting originate in these distant Arab lands).
    2. Making a slaughter of other peoples is a crime against humanity and the perpetrators must be punished for their crimes. It would be only fair if the perpetrators were stripped of their wealth for the benefit of the Middle Eastern victims. Did not we have this situation before, with Jewish victims of WWII, who were generously compensated by Germans? Time for the ziocons to pay for their crimes.

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    • Replies: @truthtellerAryan
    Are you kidding yourself? They're leeches, they're parasites, they only know how to live off of other people. Pay? That is an impossibility. They'll probably demand compensation from their victims for energy and effort they put to victimize them. They'll demand compensation for expenses used to demolish their home, raze their land, and bullets and missiles they use to kill them. Believe me, annamaria, this is a bill that AIPAC present to the Congress every year, Palestinians don't have anything to give..........
  87. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Referring to students is cherry picking. A more reasonable view would be general population. Arabs are believed to be one full standard I.Q. deviation lower then Europeans. If these students are so brilliant why is it that they are not attending university in their own countries? Persia has a longer history then the US? True of any old world country compared to the Americas. I would say that Persian culture took a huge step backwards when it became Islamic. You can’t blame the ‘Zionists’ for everything. Palestine is only one tiny part of the vast Arab world. Check out the recent UN human development index of the Arab world. Dreary stuff.

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    • Replies: @Talha

    I would say that Persian culture took a huge step backwards when it became Islamic.
     
    What philosophical, religious, scientific or poetic contributions (that affected the rest of the world) came from Persia before she became Muslim? There are some for sure, but mostly they were localized to affecting Persia itself. Today there are Morrocans and Malays that read and study the works of Jami (ra) and Saadi (ra).

    Go down the line...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pre-modern_Iranian_scientists_and_scholars

    Peace.
    , @KA
    do not divert and don't try to distract . Low IQ doesn't allow you the right of isolating and quarantine somebody . How would you feel if tomorrow kids coming out of MIT or Princeton engineering schools, board members of Facebook , Google, or Uber's CEO, President , or AIPAC's delegates decide to quarantine you or your genetically related family members ?
    They don't need you .


    America needs Arab . Arab didn't come to US. US went . US has not paid them yet for past atrocities . New atrocities are being added to the many lists of the demands . Future doesn't promise safe rich functioning of Amerrican society .


    Let Arab make use of their IQ . They don't need American failures, disintegration, depravities, racism, IQ ism of the failed racist ranters, or expertise provided by drone pilot .

    Again , you may need AIPAC, ZOA, Facebook , Google, Editorial of OpEd out of WaPo, NYT and the presence of the neocons on Fox . They will tell you whee to go to find a livelihood - aisle of Walmarts, Checkout at K Marts, cashiers of McDonald or janitors at a supply stations for American infantry at Afghanistan . America needs certain IQ to maintain the system .

  88. @anon
    Referring to students is cherry picking. A more reasonable view would be general population. Arabs are believed to be one full standard I.Q. deviation lower then Europeans. If these students are so brilliant why is it that they are not attending university in their own countries? Persia has a longer history then the US? True of any old world country compared to the Americas. I would say that Persian culture took a huge step backwards when it became Islamic. You can't blame the 'Zionists' for everything. Palestine is only one tiny part of the vast Arab world. Check out the recent UN human development index of the Arab world. Dreary stuff.

    I would say that Persian culture took a huge step backwards when it became Islamic.

    What philosophical, religious, scientific or poetic contributions (that affected the rest of the world) came from Persia before she became Muslim? There are some for sure, but mostly they were localized to affecting Persia itself. Today there are Morrocans and Malays that read and study the works of Jami (ra) and Saadi (ra).

    Go down the line…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pre-modern_Iranian_scientists_and_scholars

    Peace.

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  89. @anon
    Islam is a "perfectly peaceful religion"?

    And people call me a "troll".....

    And for the millionth time ,,, I AM NOT JEWISH!

    You are very Jewish. If not then you’re a very good slave. Like our Congress, Bolton, Hagee , MSM…..and the rest of the traitors

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  90. @annamaria
    "'All i am saying is the Arab-Muslim world is extremely backward and we should avoid it."

    Have you ever been in the per-war Libya or pre-war Syria? How many Iranians do you know?
    1. Check on the most brilliant students at the US/EU universities and compare them to the "native" students in the US; you are going to find that some of the best are Arabs. And do not forget to check on the history of Persia (a hint - it is much, much longer than of the US, and both your writing and counting originate in these distant Arab lands).
    2. Making a slaughter of other peoples is a crime against humanity and the perpetrators must be punished for their crimes. It would be only fair if the perpetrators were stripped of their wealth for the benefit of the Middle Eastern victims. Did not we have this situation before, with Jewish victims of WWII, who were generously compensated by Germans? Time for the ziocons to pay for their crimes.

    Are you kidding yourself? They’re leeches, they’re parasites, they only know how to live off of other people. Pay? That is an impossibility. They’ll probably demand compensation from their victims for energy and effort they put to victimize them. They’ll demand compensation for expenses used to demolish their home, raze their land, and bullets and missiles they use to kill them. Believe me, annamaria, this is a bill that AIPAC present to the Congress every year, Palestinians don’t have anything to give……….

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  91. @Backwoods Bob
    This came so out of the blue it demands explanation. Recklessness is all I can come up with.

    Trump is an Israel-first zealot. That seems to be the deciding factor here with Qatar supporting the Palestinians and Iran.

    But there's so much contradiction here. Saudi Arabia is the largest source of ISIS support. The state religion is ISIS' variant of Salafi Wahhabism. The establishment and Trump alike have to conceal that in order to pose Saudi Arabia as this heartfelt ally.

    You can't get any crazier and contradictory than our middle east policy, and Saudi Arabia in particular. The prince is reckless and short-sighted. A blockade of this magnitude is an act of war, so this is the third front for them with Yemen, Syria, and now Qatar.

    We've caused one disaster after another with Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. So now I guess it is time to lay waste to Qatar. It looks like such an easy conquest except oopsie - Turkey (NATO ally) is stepping up to the plate to break the blockade. My, my isn't this already more complicated than the drawing board plans. Law of unintended consequences.

    “Trump is an Israel-first zealot. That seems to be the deciding factor here with Qatar supporting the Palestinians and Iran.”

    I reckon that is the main point. Israel has just signed a deal with KSA.
    Israel is behind this.
    Israel wants a piece of Syria, and no questions asked.
    Like what might have happened (questions being asked) if the USS Liberty had been allowed to complete its mission of reporting on Israeli plans to illegally annex the Golan Heights the next day. And the execution of ca. 500 Egyptian Air Force officers in the Sinai.
    Nice people.
    So, Israel wants to continue its Eretz Israel project and has to eliminate any voices in the region that would question or hinder their plans.
    They play the long game.
    Horrible country.
    However, an Israeli court *has* ruled that women passengers in El Al planes cannot be forced to change seats to accommodate creepy old guys who refuse to sully themselves by sitting next to a woman on an airplane. Wonder how they think they got born. EEyew!
    Anyhow, back to Qatar: Cherchez les interesses des Zionistes!

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  92. @MEexpert

    Actually I am not even sure if Islam should even be called a religion. It doesn’t seem to me to be an appropriate word.
     
    Spoken like a true Zionist troll. What makes you qualified to make such a statement? How do you define a religion and who gave you the authority to define a religion? The problem with the so called developed/modern/free countries of the world is that they are patronizing the Muslim world and ignorant of what Islam really is. They have it totally backwards. Instead of learning about what Islam really is (not from Wikipedia where “anon” usually gets his information) and then see if the Muslims are following the teachings of Islam and are they really deserving of being called Muslims, people like anon and his other Zionist friends look at the behavior of the Bedouin Arabs and pass judgment on Islam from that behavior.

    The United States was created based on Judeo-Christian principles. Israel is by her own admission a Jewish country. Now look at the mayhem and destruction caused by these two countries all around the world. By anon’s principle, neither Judaism nor Christianity can be called religions.

    The United Sates was created as a Republic/ Democracy. The US also wishes that every country in the world be democratic. But there is a catch. These countries must have democracy to our (the US’) liking. Remember the statements of Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice about Iraq. Iran, Egypt, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Palestine (Hamas), Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, etc., are some examples of democratically countries that weren’t to our liking.

    Now let us take a look at our own democracy. Every election year we hear about certain section of population getting disenfranchised. The election of 2016 and the acceptance of results by the voters show how democratic the country is. Free press, BAH! Eight months since the election, we are still questioning the results. The Press, the congress and the deep state are all trying to overturn the results because the results were not to their liking. The consensus “worst” outside candidate BEAT the consensus “best” establishment candidate and the establishment cannot accept it.

    Now let us talk about freedom. Are we really free? The government has always been snooping around the public for quite sometime but since 2001, the invasion of privacy has become rampant. Starting from NSA, every other alphabet intelligence agency is gathering some type of information about the citizens and non-citizen of the United States. In a country of laws, why do we need seventeen intelligence agencies? CIA is not an intelligence agency but a killing machine. The FBI pads its record by trapping innocent citizens into committing crimes. CIA funds its illegal activities by trading in drugs. Who still wants this type of democracy?

    There just seems to be a deep problem with the Muslim world in general and the Arab-Muslim world in particular. I suspect that it is Islam itself that is the problem.
     
    Again, spoken like a Zionist. Who still feels that they live in a free and democratic society?

    I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems.

    “I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems.”

    It is Judaism that is scarcely a religion.
    All it consists of is empty ritual, incessant navel gazing about being Jewish (since none of them really believes in the religious part), genital mutilation to maintain a fantastical “covenant” with God (while none of them seem to actually believe in God), and glorification of victimization to justify the ongoing injustice in Palestine.

    There is nothing inspiring about the “religious” aspect of Judaism.
    Nothing to believe in. Just rituals to intone and repeat on schedule.
    Judaism is an empty shell.
    I agree with t hose who say that Jews should really have converted to Christianity if they had any sense.
    The Christians sure have done their share of damage. But the religion actually does have something to offer if you stick to “What Would Jesus Do?”
    And then there is the art and music.

    As for Islam, I have read that it actually was an outgrowth of Judaism. There was a large settlement of Jews in Central Arabia. That is where Mohamad got the idea of monotheism. Which IMO is really not such a great idea. Life is much more interesting with multiple gods and goddesses. And there is no monopoly of the chosen people thing, which is little better than the eldest child thinking he is better. Look, monotheism/monopoly. Get it? Monotonous.
    But Islam does have a lot to recommend it. Again, if you ignore the messy bits and stick with the positive bits, such as the egalitarian basis of the religion.
    More than Judaism.

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    Actually Islam is very much an Arab copy of Judaism, except they proselytize and Muhammad set himself up as head honcho with his "prophet" gig.
  93. @Ace
    You certainly grasp the essential spirit of Christians - superiority to the unwashed swine.

    You should write

    Actually, no.
    That would be the Jews.

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  94. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @truthtellerAryan
    You are very Jewish. If not then you're a very good slave. Like our Congress, Bolton, Hagee , MSM.....and the rest of the traitors

    You are pathetic. This is sad really.

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    I'm sorry, there's nothing wrong in being Jewish. You're a Ziocon!
  95. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Skeptikal
    "I suspect that it is Christianity and Judaism that are the problems."

    It is Judaism that is scarcely a religion.
    All it consists of is empty ritual, incessant navel gazing about being Jewish (since none of them really believes in the religious part), genital mutilation to maintain a fantastical "covenant" with God (while none of them seem to actually believe in God), and glorification of victimization to justify the ongoing injustice in Palestine.

    There is nothing inspiring about the "religious" aspect of Judaism.
    Nothing to believe in. Just rituals to intone and repeat on schedule.
    Judaism is an empty shell.
    I agree with t hose who say that Jews should really have converted to Christianity if they had any sense.
    The Christians sure have done their share of damage. But the religion actually does have something to offer if you stick to "What Would Jesus Do?"
    And then there is the art and music.

    As for Islam, I have read that it actually was an outgrowth of Judaism. There was a large settlement of Jews in Central Arabia. That is where Mohamad got the idea of monotheism. Which IMO is really not such a great idea. Life is much more interesting with multiple gods and goddesses. And there is no monopoly of the chosen people thing, which is little better than the eldest child thinking he is better. Look, monotheism/monopoly. Get it? Monotonous.
    But Islam does have a lot to recommend it. Again, if you ignore the messy bits and stick with the positive bits, such as the egalitarian basis of the religion.
    More than Judaism.

    Actually Islam is very much an Arab copy of Judaism, except they proselytize and Muhammad set himself up as head honcho with his “prophet” gig.

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  96. @anon
    You are pathetic. This is sad really.

    I’m sorry, there’s nothing wrong in being Jewish. You’re a Ziocon!

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    "I’m sorry, there’s nothing wrong in being Jewish. You’re a Ziocon!"

    You are right. There is nothing wrong with being Jewish.
    Just like there is nothing wrong with being German.
    As long as you are not a Nazi.
    And you had to demonstrate that you were a "good German."
    Just so, in light of the basic evil of the Zionist project, Jews have to prove that they are "good Jews' and want nothing to do with Zionist thinking and in fact will proactively combat Zionist thinking and the results of Zionism.
    Just to clear their name and their consciences. If they have one.
  97. @truthtellerAryan
    I'm sorry, there's nothing wrong in being Jewish. You're a Ziocon!

    “I’m sorry, there’s nothing wrong in being Jewish. You’re a Ziocon!”

    You are right. There is nothing wrong with being Jewish.
    Just like there is nothing wrong with being German.
    As long as you are not a Nazi.
    And you had to demonstrate that you were a “good German.”
    Just so, in light of the basic evil of the Zionist project, Jews have to prove that they are “good Jews’ and want nothing to do with Zionist thinking and in fact will proactively combat Zionist thinking and the results of Zionism.
    Just to clear their name and their consciences. If they have one.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Sigh... I am not a Jew and I don't care about Israel. At least I have now gained some insight into the mentality of some of the posters here. Call out the Arab world for its shortcomings and you are a "Jew". Got it folks.
  98. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Skeptikal
    "I’m sorry, there’s nothing wrong in being Jewish. You’re a Ziocon!"

    You are right. There is nothing wrong with being Jewish.
    Just like there is nothing wrong with being German.
    As long as you are not a Nazi.
    And you had to demonstrate that you were a "good German."
    Just so, in light of the basic evil of the Zionist project, Jews have to prove that they are "good Jews' and want nothing to do with Zionist thinking and in fact will proactively combat Zionist thinking and the results of Zionism.
    Just to clear their name and their consciences. If they have one.

    Sigh… I am not a Jew and I don’t care about Israel. At least I have now gained some insight into the mentality of some of the posters here. Call out the Arab world for its shortcomings and you are a “Jew”. Got it folks.

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    Dear anon, I repeat, there's nothing wrong in being anyone. We don't chose our parents and we inherit our race. But we learn how to live on this planet as humans. As we grow wiser we filter out the bad and keep the good. Even if we're very bad, we know it's bad, we can ignore people's call against our evil deeds, but we do know it's evil. You seem to ignore that most of the worst of things done over the past two millennia have mostly been done by a few cunny Jews. There are more good Jews than bad ones, just as there are more good Muslims than bad ones. No matter what your opinion is, this is a fact. So when a few, very rich, very powerful, and very pushy, and very victims, Jews and their slaves, are pushing for an agenda that might end all life on planet earth, or jeopardizing the rest of their fellow tribe folks (crowd revenge), or act against the interest of the very country they're citizens of, where their children are raised, where they've thrived (all countries in the past where Jews lived in peace and harmony for centuries, have now been declared enemies, and that crocodile tear they always proclaim, anti-Semite). One should have at least the logic and common sense of realizing this is a bad path to take. One should know, especially if you claim victimhood, that Israel's policies are simply criminal. Jews don't wanna live as their victims. Have they forgotten already? History seems to be a composition and not a dictation of what actually happened!. The Zionists want us to rewrite history as they compose it, relay the news as they want us to see it.
    If you're not a Zionist sympathizer, then what are you? What more damage do you want this cabal to do to this country and the world before you wake up from this slumber?
    I personally see our cuck politicians being led to Bolshevism, and the mentality of the masses haven't caught on. They think killing strangers thousands of miles away, who have not threatened, or are not a threat to us is patriotism. Soon we'll all have to swear allegiance to the state of Israel. Most of our politicians are already doing it.
  99. @anon
    Sigh... I am not a Jew and I don't care about Israel. At least I have now gained some insight into the mentality of some of the posters here. Call out the Arab world for its shortcomings and you are a "Jew". Got it folks.

    Dear anon, I repeat, there’s nothing wrong in being anyone. We don’t chose our parents and we inherit our race. But we learn how to live on this planet as humans. As we grow wiser we filter out the bad and keep the good. Even if we’re very bad, we know it’s bad, we can ignore people’s call against our evil deeds, but we do know it’s evil. You seem to ignore that most of the worst of things done over the past two millennia have mostly been done by a few cunny Jews. There are more good Jews than bad ones, just as there are more good Muslims than bad ones. No matter what your opinion is, this is a fact. So when a few, very rich, very powerful, and very pushy, and very victims, Jews and their slaves, are pushing for an agenda that might end all life on planet earth, or jeopardizing the rest of their fellow tribe folks (crowd revenge), or act against the interest of the very country they’re citizens of, where their children are raised, where they’ve thrived (all countries in the past where Jews lived in peace and harmony for centuries, have now been declared enemies, and that crocodile tear they always proclaim, anti-Semite). One should have at least the logic and common sense of realizing this is a bad path to take. One should know, especially if you claim victimhood, that Israel’s policies are simply criminal. Jews don’t wanna live as their victims. Have they forgotten already? History seems to be a composition and not a dictation of what actually happened!. The Zionists want us to rewrite history as they compose it, relay the news as they want us to see it.
    If you’re not a Zionist sympathizer, then what are you? What more damage do you want this cabal to do to this country and the world before you wake up from this slumber?
    I personally see our cuck politicians being led to Bolshevism, and the mentality of the masses haven’t caught on. They think killing strangers thousands of miles away, who have not threatened, or are not a threat to us is patriotism. Soon we’ll all have to swear allegiance to the state of Israel. Most of our politicians are already doing it.

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  100. @anon
    Referring to students is cherry picking. A more reasonable view would be general population. Arabs are believed to be one full standard I.Q. deviation lower then Europeans. If these students are so brilliant why is it that they are not attending university in their own countries? Persia has a longer history then the US? True of any old world country compared to the Americas. I would say that Persian culture took a huge step backwards when it became Islamic. You can't blame the 'Zionists' for everything. Palestine is only one tiny part of the vast Arab world. Check out the recent UN human development index of the Arab world. Dreary stuff.

    do not divert and don’t try to distract . Low IQ doesn’t allow you the right of isolating and quarantine somebody . How would you feel if tomorrow kids coming out of MIT or Princeton engineering schools, board members of Facebook , Google, or Uber’s CEO, President , or AIPAC’s delegates decide to quarantine you or your genetically related family members ?
    They don’t need you .

    America needs Arab . Arab didn’t come to US. US went . US has not paid them yet for past atrocities . New atrocities are being added to the many lists of the demands . Future doesn’t promise safe rich functioning of Amerrican society .

    Let Arab make use of their IQ . They don’t need American failures, disintegration, depravities, racism, IQ ism of the failed racist ranters, or expertise provided by drone pilot .

    Again , you may need AIPAC, ZOA, Facebook , Google, Editorial of OpEd out of WaPo, NYT and the presence of the neocons on Fox . They will tell you whee to go to find a livelihood – aisle of Walmarts, Checkout at K Marts, cashiers of McDonald or janitors at a supply stations for American infantry at Afghanistan . America needs certain IQ to maintain the system .

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