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The Donald Trump administration is planning to install a 30,000 strong armed “security force” in northern Syria along the borders with Turkey and Iraq. This presumably will tie together and support the remaining rag-tags of allegedly pro-democracy rebels and will fit in with existing and proposed U.S. bases. The maneuver is part of a broader plan to restructure Syria to suit the usual crop of neocon geniuses in Washington that have slithered their way back into the White House and National Security Council, to include renewed demands that the country’s President Bashar al-Assad “must go,” reiterated by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last Wednesday. He said “But let us be clear: The United States will maintain a military presence in Syria, focused on ensuring ISIS cannot re-emerge.” Tillerson also claimed that remaining in Syria would prevent Iran from “reinforcing” its position inside Syria and would enable the eventual ouster of al-Assad, but he has also denied that Washington was creating a border force at all, yet another indication of the dysfunction in the White House.

A plan pulled together in Washington by people who should know better but seemingly don’t is hardly a blueprint for success, particularly as there is no path to anything approximating “victory” and no exit strategy. The Syrians have not been asked if they approve of an arrangement that will be put in place in their sovereign territory and the Turks have already bombed targets and sent troops and allied militias into the Afrin region, also a U.S. supported Kurdish enclave on the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated clearly that Ankara will disrupt any U.S. devised border arrangement. From the Turkish point of view the border security force, which reportedly will largely consist of Kurdish militiamen, will inevitably work in cooperation with the Kurdish terrorist group PKK which is active on the Turkish side of the border, in seeking to create an autonomous Kurdish state, which Turkey reasonably enough regards as an existential threat.

And then there is one other little complication, which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act. Syria is a sovereign state with a recognized government and there is no U.N. or Congressional mandate that permits Washington to station its soldiers, Marines and airmen within the country’s borders. The argument that the recent Authorizations to Use Military Force (AUMF) permitted the activity because groups linked to al-Qaeda were active there and the local government was unable to expel them is only thinly credible as the U.S. has also attacked Syrian Army forces and the militiamen linked to Syria’s ally Iran. That constitutes a war crime.

Trump can under the War Powers Act take military action to counter an imminent threat, which was never the case from Syria in any event, but after 60 days he has to cease or desist or go to Congress for authorization up to and possibly including a declaration of war. The military offensive against Syria began under President Barack Obama and it is far beyond that two-month window already, so egregiously in violation that some Congressmen are actually beginning to take notice. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has demanded that no military initiatives in Syria be undertaken without a Senate vote. He said on Thursday that“I am deeply alarmed that yet again, the Trump administration continues to raise the risk of unnecessary war, disconnected from any firm policy objectives and core national security interests. To be clear, neither the 2001 or 2002 AUMFs provide authority to target Assad or Iranian proxies in Syria, and it is unacceptable for this action to be taken absent a vote and approval of Congress.”

The animus against Syria runs deep, to include questionable claims from generally hostile sources that al-Assad has deliberately massacred hundreds of thousands of his own people as well as dubious assertations about the use of chemical weapons that led to a U.S. cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase in Shayrat. A perfect example of how brain dead the western media is over the issue was provided by last week’s article by David Brunnstrom of Reuters on the Tillerson speech, where he wrote “U.S. forces in Syria have already faced direct threats from Syrian and Iranian-backed forces, leading to the shoot-down of Iranian drones and a Syrian jet last year, as well as to tensions with Russia.” The uninformed reader would assume that Americans were the victims of an attack and aggression by Moscow whereas the reality is quite different. Iran and Russia are allies of the legitimate Syrian government that are in the country by invitation to help in its fight against groups that everyone acknowledges to be terrorists. The United States is there illegally and is as often as not using its proxies to fight the Syrian Army.

Syria-phobia goes back to the George W. Bush Administration in December 2003, when Congress passed the Syria Accountability Act, House Resolution 1828. Syria at that time was already in the cross-hairs of two principal American so-called allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Both were actively working to destabilize the regime, though for different reasons. The Saudis were fearful of Iranian influence over Damascus but also had a religious agenda in that the secular Syrian regime was protective of religious minorities and was itself an offshoot of Shi’a Islam referred to as Alawites. The Saudis considered them to be heretics.

The Israelis for their part were enamored of the Yinon Plan of 1982 and the Clean Break proposals made in 1996 by a team of Jewish American neocons. Their intention was to transform most of Israel’s neighboring Arab states into warring tribes and ethnicities so they would no longer be a threat. Israeli leaders have stated openly that they would prefer continued chaos in Syria, which remains a prime target. Israel is, in fact, currently bombing Syrian Army positions, most recently near Damascus, while also supporting the ISIS and al-Nusra Front remnants.

The Syrian Accountability Act does indeed read at times like the completely bogus indictment of Saddam Hussein that had led to the invasion of Iraq earlier in 2003. It cites development of weapons of mass destruction and missiles, but its main focus is related to the alleged support of terrorist groups by Damascus. It “Declares the sense of Congress that the Government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally halt support for terrorism, permanently and openly declare its total renunciation of all forms of terrorism, and close all terrorist offices and facilities in Syria, including the offices of Hamas, Hizballah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.”

One might note that the groups cited by name are not identified as being a threat to the United States. Rather, they are organizations hostile to Israel, which suggests that the motivation for the bill was the usual dominant pro-Israeli sentiment in Congress. The bill’s sponsor was Eliot Engel of New York, a passionately pro-Israeli legislator.

Be that as it may, the drive to “get” Syria has remained a constant in American Foreign Policy to this day. When the U.S. still had an Embassy in Damascus, in December 2010 President Barack Obama maladroitly sent as Ambassador Robert Ford. Ford actively supported the large demonstrations by anti-regime Syrians inspired by the Arab Spring who were opposed to the al-Assad government and he might even have openly advocated an armed uprising, a bizarre interpretation of what Ambassadors are supposed to do in a foreign country. He once stated absurdly that if the U.S. had armed opponents of the regime, al-Qaeda groups would have been “unable to compete.” Ford was recalled a year later, after being pelted by tomatoes and eggs, over concerns that his remaining in country might not be safe, but the damage had been done and normal diplomatic relations between Damascus and Washington have never been restored.

The desire to bring about regime change in Damascus gathered considerable steam in 2011. Harsh government efforts to repress the demonstrations that did take place inevitably led to violence in both directions and the United States, Saudis and the Gulf States subsequently began to arm the rebels and support the formation of the Free Syrian Army, which Washington assured the American public consisted of only good people who wanted democracy and fundamental rights. To no one’s surprise many of the fledgling democrats accepted U.S. training and weapons before defecting to the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front or to ISIS.

Currently, the reconstruction of Syria is proceeding. The Syrian Arab Army is wiping out the last few enclaves controlled by ISIS in Idlib Province and the so-called Syrian Civil War will soon be over but for the mopping up. Many internal refugees have returned to their homes after the government reasserted control and also thousands who fled overseas have reportedly come back. Note that they are returning to areas where the al-Assad government is firmly in charge, perhaps suggesting that, while there were legitimate grievances among the Syrian people, the propaganda insisting that most Syrians were opposed to the regime was grossly overstated. There is considerable evidence that Bashar al-Assad is actually supported by a large majority of the Syrian people, even among those who would welcome more democracy, because they know the alternative to him is chaos.

One would like to think that Syria might again be Syria but Washington is baying for blood and clearly would like to see a solution that involves a fragmentation of the state enabling containment and rollback of Iranian influence there while also satisfying both its clients Israel and the Saudis as well as creating a possible mini-state for the Kurds. The destruction of Syria and the Syrian people will just be regarded as collateral damage while building a new Middle East. Hopefully the Syrians, backed by Iran, Russia and China will prevent that from happening and as the U.S. did not directly engage in much of the hard fighting that destroyed ISIS, it thankfully has little leverage over what comes next.

Whether it is the Riyadh or Tel Aviv leading Washington by the nose is somehow irrelevant as the blame for what is taking place is squarely on the White House. The United States has no coherent policy, nor any actual national interest in remaining in Syria, but the strange political alignments that appear to be playing out in and around the Oval Office have generated a desire to destroy a country and people that in no way threaten the U.S. Someone should remind the president that similar scenarios did not turn out very well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. No one should expect that Syria will be any different.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is www.councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is [email protected]

 
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  1. which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.

    The founders left out an important penalty from the constitution: should congress fail to enforce the War Powers Act or any other duties that they are entrusted with, it should be dissolved and a new congress elected excluding any incumbents from being re-elected.

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    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
    The WPA was an invention of to curb any attempt by Pres Nixon to support S. Vietnam's victory in establishing their own country.

    Given that, it salience in today's foreign policy is all but forgotten. It is preceded by the Constitutional authority over the military (and its use).
    , @jilles dykstra
    Who can dissolve the highest authority ?
    , @Tom Welsh
    A splendid idea; which is why it was not included in the Constitution, and will never be added to it.
    , @Anon
    Rarely used but quite apropos, the "Writ of Mandamus." It requires an incumbent office holder to actually uphold the laws he/she has sworn to uphold.
    , @Monty Ahwazi
    The answer today is term limits for congress! They get corrupted and narrow minded when in congress longer than they deserve
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  2. It is not Washington who hates Bashar.
    It is stupid Jews like anon, and LK here who hate Bashar.

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    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    Washington and Jews is synonymous.
    , @Hajji Abdullah
    ALL of the 911 Wars have been to implement ERETZ ISRAEL- nothing else. Not pipelines, not oil, not refugees or WMDs. The triumph by the MSM- and now totally infiltrated and neutered "alt media"- is to call the Iraq Wmd sequel of invading Syria w/ foreign mercenary death squads as a "civil war".
    Syria was under INTENSE attack as the next 'domino' in 2003 already and the first fake 'Arab Spring' was in 2005; kicked off by "Lebanon's 911": the car bombing of PM Rafiq Hariri to frame Syria and overthrow its govt. WHERE ARE YOUR MEMORIES?? Are y'all dead?
    http://www.arkofcrisis.com/id51.html
    , @FB

    '...It is not Washington who hates Bashar.

    It is stupid Jews like anon, and LK here who hate Bashar...'
     

    What a retarded comment...

    Thank you Mr. Giraldi for putting the blame squarely at the feet of the pathetic Donald Dump...

    The buck stops at the Shite House...or at least that's the way it's supposed to be...but DD is a useless clown who has allowed the neocons to take the driver's seat...god only knows why...

    As for the 'Jews'...we note that Dump is already in full genuflection mode from day one...in the direction of Israel...Dump's own version of Mecca...and certainly that of the 'Kissinger in the making' Jared Kushner...

    When will the deplorables wake up...?

    Dump would rather cut off his own nose than to give Israel the cold shoulder it so richly deserves...

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  3. For me this is very simple. We have no standing to occupy Syria, regardless of the AUMF. Syria has not attacked the US has no intention of attacking the US, is not threat to the US. Our strategic aims of shorting Syria because they are an ally of Iran has no more teeth than sending our troops to occupy another’s sovereign territory minus their permission.

    There are concerns about Iran, but nothing as yet to justify our presence in Syria. There are plenty of checks that don’t require we violate another’s sovereignty. The most obvious of which is supporting the states in the region we refer to as friends — and we can support them without supporting their own violations of state sovereignty.

    Whether Pres Assaad is supported by ten or ten million is an issue for Syrians to figure out and manage.

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    There are concerns about Iran
     
    Yes, the "concern" is that they are not yet completely under the boot heels of our masters.

    Any "concerns" beyond that are bulls!t, straight from the premier sh!tholes of the world, Israel and its butt-boy, the USA.
    , @KA
    AUMF is American invention to satisfy certain American needs ( being consulted, being acknowledged , not being ignored , taken into confidence ) of the law-makers and activist public of both stripes (
    Republican Democrat ) It is not a law that could be held up in any court of law outside US. It has no validity . AUMF doesn't give right to the US gov to attack any sovereign country or collapsing country just because some rag heads pops up and says something about IS or Al Qaida. Neither it gives the US the right to invade whenever US feels it's national interest is at stake or security is threatened .
    , @Vurun Kahpeye
    USA has no reason to be in Iraq, Afghanistan,Libya,Syria near Russia bear Ukraine.
    Untill,China Russia reach to Superpower capabilities we will keep this criminal country keep getting away with crime against humanity.
    Let's hope they keep pocking Russian bear by interfering Ukraine and Cuban crises would look like a picnic. Putin has balls and power to do it.
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  4. @Cloak And Dagger

    which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.
     
    The founders left out an important penalty from the constitution: should congress fail to enforce the War Powers Act or any other duties that they are entrusted with, it should be dissolved and a new congress elected excluding any incumbents from being re-elected.

    The WPA was an invention of to curb any attempt by Pres Nixon to support S. Vietnam’s victory in establishing their own country.

    Given that, it salience in today’s foreign policy is all but forgotten. It is preceded by the Constitutional authority over the military (and its use).

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    The WPA was an invention of to curb any attempt by Pres Nixon
     
    I just used the WPA as an example of a responsibility entrusted to congress (and long after the founders drafted anything). A more egregious failure is upholding the Symington Amendment to the FSA of 1961, which bans U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections, and now contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act.

    This would preclude any aid to Israel.
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  5. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe because he has an attractive wife?
    (This is only a half serious comment, but I think there is some truth here…)
    (I used to oppose Assad, but now I think he is doing a reasonable job of playing the hand he was dealt. He is not the best of men, but most of us aren’t.)

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  6. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?

    If this were anyone other than Giraldi asking, I might be tempted to explain how things work in Washington

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  7. Willem says:

    Washington does not hate Assad

    What Washington does not want, is that countries become independent from Washington, that is all.

    Here is Washington ‘diplomacy’ in a nutshell

    1. Tell countries what to do (in the interest of Washington)
    2. If 1. fails, send diplomats to countries and tell them what they should do (in the interest of Washington)
    3. If 2. fails, impose economic sanctions to countries, for as long as they do not behave in the interest of Washington
    4. If 3. fails, start a color revolution in the country: hire some busloads full with ‘protesters’ that shout ‘Leader out’, televise it, seduce the police of the country to agression to the protestors, or air it as if the police was agressive to peaceful protestors.
    5. If 4. fails, send in the military

    The reason why Washington does this is explained in a 2 minute film of John Perkins.

    Specific to why Washington does this to Syria is oil and gas (e.g. Google ‘Pipelinestan’ for more info), and not because Washington hates Assad.

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    "Washington" doesn't think/do ANYTHING. America is a Captive Nation of the Global Jewish Collective which is bent on the destruction of Western civilization.
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  8. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Didn’t spooks like Giraldi work to install Bashar’s daddy and Saddam Hussein?

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    if he did, then that's another great reason to be grateful to him for.
    , @El Dato
    I think Mr. Hussein and Afez of Assad installed themselves without the US, thanks.

    The more so as the latter was not unfriendly with SovUnion.
    , @annamaria
    Giraldi is a Mensch -- unlike moral pigmies inhabiting Israel and the zioconed D.C.
    Giraldi has provided a clear explanation to the root of the current problems: "The Israelis for their part were enamored of the Yinon Plan of 1982 and the Clean Break proposals made in 1996 by a team of Jewish American neocons. Their intention was to transform most of Israel’s neighboring Arab states into warring tribes and ethnicities so they would no longer be a threat. Israeli leaders have stated openly that they would prefer continued chaos in Syria, which remains a prime target. Israel is, in fact, currently bombing Syrian Army positions, most recently near Damascus, while also supporting the ISIS and al-Nusra Front remnants."

    The ziocons have been enamored by the useful head-choppers of ISIS as well as by the useful Ukrainian neo-Nazis. The Lobby’s squealing about Hitler and Auschwitz has been just a useful distraction and the way to do racket.
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  9. Hubbard says:

    Someone should remind the president that similar scenarios did not turn out very well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. No one should expect that Syria will be any different.

    Are we incompetent or it is intentional?

    Either way it has empowered the Shia Crescent and today Iran is at the doorsteps of ISISRael. Netanyahu had visited Putin bunch of times in the last year or more of Obama’s Presidency. He care less for Putin now and seems very happy full of confidence. There is always calm before the storm.

    Think Peace – Paul!

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    With VP Pence threatening both Egypt and Jordan, pretty soon they will join the Shia Crescent and it will then become the Islamic Crescent. Good times are ahead for Muslims.

    Think Peace - Paul!
    , @chris

    And then there is one other little complication, which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.
     
    'Laws ??? We don't need no stinkin laws !'
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  10. If you’re going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined. He just does it the “boring, old fashioned” way. That would be indiscriminately bombing and shelling cities.

    ISIS just gets more press because, while they kill less, they make fairly high production, HD videos of beheadings and people being set on fire coupled with threats to attack the West. Meanwhile, that same day, Assad could’ve killed dozens more via barrel bombs or indiscriminate artillery.

    Also, in Saydnaya prison, 13,000 people have been hanged or tortured to death (estimates of 50 being hanged every day at one point), and 18,000 have starved to death (there’s photographic proof). Keep in mind, this is just one prison. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands missing in Syria still. Reports from Assad prisons are horrific, 80 people crammed into cells meant for five, widespread rape, little food etc.

    No, I’m not supporting regime change. I realize brutal dictators like Assad in the Middle East are sometimes all that can keep minorities like Christians or Alawites from being slaughtered. That being said, we shouldn’t whitewash Assad and paint him as some benevolent person. He’s a very wicked man who is fighting against equally wicked men.

    Stop pretending that everyone Assad’s regime has tortured, starved or bombed to death is some hardcore ISIS/Al Qaeda beheader, because that’s just not true. I don’t have much sympathy for either side in this war, because both have committed horrible atrocities. If I had to pick, I would pick the secular dictator who would protect religious minorities and not require every woman to wear a bag over her head.

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    You idiot, there was a civil war going on, one forced on the Syrian government by outside forces.
    , @Toby Keith
    Assad also uses the atomic brainwashing machine that he stole after murdering 6 googleplex innocent survivors at Auschwurst.
    , @Wally
    IOW, you, a hasbarist, has no proof and are just reciting the Israeli mandated lines.

    "We can force through any lie. It just has to be big enough so that a normal person says, 'Well that cannot be a lie!'. Then the lie cannot be recognized as such. And the lie has to be repeated continuously. Then it is believed and is powerful because it is the belief in a 'truth.'"

    - from 'Propaganda', by Zionist Jew Edward Bernays
     
    www.codoh.com
    , @Art
    If you’re going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined.

    Oh' --- I see Hasbara Central propaganda. Syria was a stable country under Assad. Jew controlled media pumped up the kill numbers.

    Within mere months Assad had the support of the Syrian people against the Saudi Wahhabist ISIS types. He has survived 5 years because of that support.

    Peace not democracy, is the immediate goal in Syria and all those countries. That can never happen with Zionist Israel pulling Washington’s strings. The enemy of ME peace is the US Javanka cabal.

    Think Peace --- Art
    , @MEexpert
    since you don't know why you are here, you better go back to Israel and ask Netanyahu.
    , @Bubby
    Dictators are everywhere and especially in the US
    , @Kolo
    #MoronAlert
    , @annamaria
    The Yinon hysterics over independent Syria that refused to become the raped and destroyed Libya, "whyamihere?"
    Four millions slaughtered human beings because of the Eretz Israel project. Or as your co-tribalist, the ugly Madeleine Albright said about the death of 500.000 Iraqi children, “we think the price is worth it.” Jewish cannibals.
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  11. Hubbard says:
    @Hubbard

    Someone should remind the president that similar scenarios did not turn out very well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. No one should expect that Syria will be any different.
     
    Are we incompetent or it is intentional?

    Either way it has empowered the Shia Crescent and today Iran is at the doorsteps of ISISRael. Netanyahu had visited Putin bunch of times in the last year or more of Obama's Presidency. He care less for Putin now and seems very happy full of confidence. There is always calm before the storm.


    Think Peace - Paul!

    With VP Pence threatening both Egypt and Jordan, pretty soon they will join the Shia Crescent and it will then become the Islamic Crescent. Good times are ahead for Muslims.

    Think Peace – Paul!

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  12. Liza says:

    It doesn’t matter if US presence in Syria is illegal or not. Congress? Constitution? Elections? What’s that? Standard-issue politics don’t work any more. Yes, Bush was right: The Constitution is nothing but a piece of paper. You need the right kind of populace to back it up – and it doesn’t appear to exist any more. Beer, porn, sports and general stupidity are the order of the day.

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  13. British and Israel planned Syria regime change

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    Eric Margolis was telling Scott Horton in 2014 that his contacts in the French Secret Service told him they were active in Syria, trying to help the Rebels (Al Qaeda) take down the Assad regime back then ! (so the guy in the video is leaving the French participation out of his story)
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  14. ” And then there is one other little complication, which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act. ”

    Since when was Washington bothered by laws, international, or national ?
    Bush jr formulated it quite clearly ‘who is not with us is against us (US)’.

    Anyone sees that with Turkey becoming an Islamic state led by a dictator the western, USA/Israel, clash with Muslims is escalating.
    Putin does not like Muslims, trouble with them in Russia, but giving away Syria and Iran to the west, for him strategically impossible.
    And he most certainly has China as a still silent partner.

    So w’re again having an interesting situation, Russian bases, naval and on the ground, in W Syria, USA presence in the north east.
    A USA presence detested by Turkey, Kurds claim a third of present Turkey.
    What interest the USA has in NE Syria is beyond my comprehension, same as why there must be a regime change in Damascus.

    I can see only interests, perceived interests, by Israel, the effort to destabilise the whole region.
    Already in 1955 or so a USA diplomat stated in a speech that Israel should behave as a small ME state, not as the headquarters of an international group.
    Abba Eban, ‘An Autobiography’, 1977, New York

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    clash with Muslims is escalating.

     

    Yes, the clash between the powerful Polytheist Human Worshippers & the Godless, and True Monotheists is escalating.

    What trials and tribulations the One has willed for those chosen for enlightenment, I do not know.

    But, I do have an idea of the tribulations by fire the One has willed for the enemies of True Monotheism.

    --

    As evident now, true monotheists will face greater hardships in this clash, given our weakness. But, that said, we also whisper the following... which means, we should be ok.

    There is no Power or Might except with Him.
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  15. @Cloak And Dagger

    which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.
     
    The founders left out an important penalty from the constitution: should congress fail to enforce the War Powers Act or any other duties that they are entrusted with, it should be dissolved and a new congress elected excluding any incumbents from being re-elected.

    Who can dissolve the highest authority ?

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    Who can dissolve the highest authority ?
     
    Congress is not the highest authority - they are co-equal to the executive and the judiciary. In this case, I would have nominated the judiciary to decide about the dissolution, and the executive to bring out the broom and sweep them off the premises.
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  16. LondonBob says:

    Looks like the usual crowd has populated the White House, so the US remains a country that needs to be contained. Perhaps Europe is finally tiring of the endless chaos on our borders.

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    Europe is just the name of a continent.
    There alas is a EU bureaucrcy, that has opinions.
    That this EU in no way represents the European peoples, not even the German, was clear yesterday.
    The SPD, Germany's dwindling socialist party, now led by bookbinder Schulz, voted on cooperation with the party still led by physicist Merkel, also a great economist.
    The SPD voted for cooperation, something of 300 votes against, and 350 votes for.
    Those that voted against did not want another four years Merkel.
    Macron, in a fit of honesty, said a few days ago 'that if in France a referendum would be held about the EU, the majority would vote for Frexit'.
    It is frightenening how the peoples of Europe become more and more split on anything.
    http://politiek.tpo.nl/2018/01/23/you-hate-social-media-because-too-much-extremism-msm-says-so/
    , @chris
    Very interesting video Bob, but is Hitchens giving this speech at a hairdresser's convention ?

    To claim that "idealism in foreign policy (piled up upon idealism)" was what got us into Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan is a bit thick ? Vengeance, cold cunning, willful deception, scaring the masses, and above all, an evil, nefarious plan (which they are still only in the middle of unrolling) to destroy the Middle East is what got us to do this.

    He seems to be a complete tool of the establishment trying to plant the story among students and fool them with the oldest conjuring trick, simply stating an preposterous lie in the hope of getting some of them to swallow it.

    Rifkind of course is a sly, old fox; as it is now emerging, even as he was speaking back then, his government already knew about and had helped further the Steel Dossier, thus assuring himself that "democracy would prevail!" His swipe at Snowden, the whole "debate" is dog and pony show of the establishment; I'm just shocked to see them try to peddle such transparent crap so brazenly. Nice to see some people were yawning at least, but they should have been throwing these scoundrels out on their ears.

    (I don't mean any of this critique personally toward you or anything, Bob)

    , @Balderdash
    The debate, while loquacious and almost witty at times, was 'non-entical'. Of far more interest were the panel of beauties on the dais. One might think they were placed there for diversion, for the audience is dressed far more appropriately for the barrage of balderdash, than were 'the ladies'.
    , @mr meener
    boy would I love to debate with those 4 beauties
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  17. Amomynous says:

    Since the federal administration is obviously breaking a rather significant law plus violating the constitution in conducting an invasion of another country not authorised in any way by congress, can it not be sued in court by an American citizen or group of citizens? Does no citizen have the standing to take the issue directly to the Supreme Court? Is no organization with money willing to undertake such an effort? Or does the constitution and the laws drafted under it mean absolutely nothing?

    A significant number of readers must be lawyers. What’s the hangup? Only the three co-equal branches of the government can challenge one another, leaving out the citizenry? How is that not despotism, just shared amongst an insider elite? I’d love to see an alliance of Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich extract a court order against the other two branches to cease and desist on most of these illicit wars of aggression and crimes against humanity. And if they defy the court, then we’ll have us a jolly old constitutional crisis of epic proportions, which many think is badly needed.

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    Non-justiciable political controversy.
    , @Ilyana_Rozumova
    All this is happening because Arabs did kill grandson of the prophet.
    Or not?
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  18. Realist says:

    “Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?”

    Because Israel wants him gone.

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    "...Because Israel wants him gone..."

    This is the root of the problem. It's the root of why we are in Afghanistan. It's the root of endless commercials with White Women and Black Men. It's the root of the attacks on White Men. Feminism, mass immigration, moving industry overseas, over priced military equipment, on and on and on. It's the root a HUGE range of problems we have in the US and Europe. It's time we stop working around the edges of these problems and get to the root.

    “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau

    It's time to get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can get it but they must go whatever it takes.

    There will be whole slew of Hasbara proclaiming that we should do this and that and the other and the Jew problem will be solved. [This seems to be their latest tested confuse the issue meme]. Well I don't care if Whites are not perfect, wonderful, Manly, super Christian, whatevers. I see the vast majority of problems we have are exacerbated tremendously by the Jews. It's time to get rid of them.

    No matter what our problem is being the prey for Jewish parasites for thousands and thousands of years we're not likely to fix whatever our problem is in the few next years so the best solution is to get rid of the Jews however we can. People have lived, believe it or not, very happy lives without the Jews for hundreds and hundreds of years. Let's try that first. We can work on self improvement without the machinations of the Jews and see how that works for a while.
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  19. itchyvet says:

    Why Does Washington Hate Assad ????
    I would have thought that was easy to answer, Washington “Hates” anyone who has the termity to stand up to them, and refuse to be bullied to do their bidding.
    Any nation that does this, demonstrates to other nations, that Washington is not as tough or fearful as it makes out to be, thus any such nation needs to be taught a lesson, and if that means bombing them back to the stone age, contrary to all the Laws on the planet, tough, so be it.
    Of course when Washington then does go ahead and ILLEGALLY wage war on an INNOCENT nation once again, the rest of the World can see with their own eyes what sort of hypocrits the U.S. is and KNOWS that nothing coming out of their mouths is to be believed.
    So in effect, the U.S. Government is the victim of it’s own policies.

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    "...Washington “Hates” anyone who has the termity to stand up to them..."

    This is a complete lie. It's has nothing to do with "Washington" it's the Jews all the way that are pushing this. Their control of Washington is the problem and if we got rid of the Jews the whole thing could be sorted out ourselves. What group in the US, besides the Jews, wants to fight in Syria. None. No one, but the Jews.
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  20. Tom Welsh says:

    “Ford actively supported the large demonstrations by anti-regime Syrians inspired by the Arab Spring who were opposed to the al-Assad government and he might even have openly advocated an armed uprising, a bizarre interpretation of what Ambassadors are supposed to do in a foreign country”.

    Au contraire: one of the oldest of international political jokes asks why there will never be a revolution in the USA. Answer: there is no US embassy in Washington.

    Many people all over the world believe that the main purpose of US embassies is to foment instability, provoke disorder, and procure the overthrow of legitimate governments.

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  21. Tom Welsh says:

    “…normal diplomatic relations between Damascus and Washington have never been restored”.

    Again, I would submit – in all seriousness – that the US government does not (and has not for many decades) had normal diplomatic relations with any country. Nor does it want to.

    As far as US foreign policy is concerned, foreign countries can be divided into a few categories. There is Israel, which gives orders that must always be obeyed, regardless of the effect on US interests. There are “allies” (which means “slaves”); resource providers (countries too weak to prevent their wealth being steadily pumped out by American corporations); and “enemies” or “adversaries” or “antagonists” (anyone who refuses to be bossed about by Washington, especially if they can defend themselves).

    It has been accurately observed that Washington has no requirement for diplomats. Its ambassadors and other emissaries have only one mode: threats. And Israel does not usually deal with the USA through diplomatic channels. Instead, it issues orders directly to the President and Congress.

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    And Israel does not usually deal with the USA through diplomatic channels. Instead, it issues orders directly to the President and Congress.
     
    Excellent point in a fine comment.

    Again, I would submit – in all seriousness – that the US government does not (and has not for many decades) had normal diplomatic relations with any country.
     
    Americans ought to realize, and think about, the fact that the US did not have diplomatic relations with the USSR from the Bolshie (Oct) Rev in 1917 until FDR recognized it in 1933, and by that time it was well known to be a brutal slave and police state and had killed millions of its own. In fact Stalin's Holodomor mass starvation of Ukrainians had just ended resulting in the deaths of 7 - 10 million in 1932- 1933.

    The Nazis had just come into power and would not be a force to be reckoned with for some time.

    American ought to spend a few minutes thinking about that if they haven't already.
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  22. Tom Welsh says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.
     
    The founders left out an important penalty from the constitution: should congress fail to enforce the War Powers Act or any other duties that they are entrusted with, it should be dissolved and a new congress elected excluding any incumbents from being re-elected.

    A splendid idea; which is why it was not included in the Constitution, and will never be added to it.

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    I don't think it's so great. Who would decide that the provision had been triggered? What if half the country disagreed? How long would it be before eight different congresses claimed sole legitimacy?

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn't involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it.
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  23. Kiza says:

    It should be obvious that Trump will be worse on Syria than Obama, who made Syria the lowest ring of Hell (for example, US moderates eating hearts of killed Syrian soldiers), but never intervened in Syria with large number of boots on the ground. Under the pressure of his masters Trump will probably try to intervene, especially if he could get the Saudis to pay for it as usual: Israel orders a US military intervention and Saudis financially underwrite it, that is pay for it, as for the attack on Iraq. The US slaves always oblige. But the Saudis are even more bankrupt at the moment than US and preoccupied with reducing the size of the “royal family”.

    As I said many times – the new motto is Make America (Israeli) Garbage Again.

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    a "moderate" rebel cooks the heart of a Syrian before eating it and a radical rebel eats it raw
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  24. Syria is the home of one of the oldest and largest Christian denominations in the Middle East. Some of whom claim to be able to speak the language spoken by Jesus Christ two thousand years ago. They are also Dr. Assad’s most loyal and fiercest supporters because of Dr. Assad’s secular government. One would assume that Christian America, particularly the Evangelicals, would value and want to protect such Christian roots over the head-chopping Takfiris favoured by Israel and Saudi Arabia. Such is the maniacal world of Washington under the yoke of the Zionist Neo-Cons. Thank you Mr. Giraldi!

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    More like 50 million Evangelicals who worship Israel,

    while calling Catholics "antiChrist", and "Whore of babylon".
    They prefer land of Israel more than defending other Christians.

    Yeahhhawww lets bring the rapture and end the world, in the name of Israel and Mammom. lol.

    Plus half the US population who thinks Jews are chosen.

    Wouldnt call them Christians.
    Just ZioEvangelical worshippers.


    Quite frankly though, recently im getting sickened with organized religion,
    even though was raised hardcore Catholic.

    Probably influenced because of all the antiCatholic sentiment,
    which dominated Anglo speaking nations,
    the Freemasons, and Jews, have turned the Catholic Church itself
    into a weak, self, which still often sides evil elitists, mic, and politicians in the US and Europe.

    And the Catholic Church which wont throw out the faggots from priesthood, until they do something obviously wrong.
    I thin kthe Catholic Church is either scared like scary to remain neutral, or fear of assiinations, bombs, or they have become lost in some areas because of the division.

    Starting to lose hope sadly.
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  25. The maneuver is part of a broader plan to restructure Syria to suit the usual crop of neocon geniuses in Washington that have slithered their way back into the White House…

    While there’s little doubt they slither, they haven’t slithered back because the SOBs never left.

    Their ilk have been infesting and undermining the USA since it was born. The blood and treasure of the USA were used, in fact, in the interests of those who want to control the world through humiliation, theft, terror and chaos.

    Follow the tracks of empire and one can still see traces of their hideous behavior all over the world, and that largely explains why there are so many “sh!tholes” around the world today, the US among them.

    Brief summary here (8 short pages).:

    https://ia600906.us.archive.org/8/items/JewsAndTheBritishEmpire/The%20Jews%20and%20the%20British%20Empire.pdf

    Both Christianity and Islam were no doubt essentially attempts to break out from under their yoke in fact.

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    Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.
    , @Druid
    Very true. They eventually destroy every place they're allowed to enter and influence
    , @Paranam Kid
    I like your term "infesting": I used it to describe the arrival of Zionists in Palestine, which they infested like cockroaches.
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  26. @Amomynous
    Since the federal administration is obviously breaking a rather significant law plus violating the constitution in conducting an invasion of another country not authorised in any way by congress, can it not be sued in court by an American citizen or group of citizens? Does no citizen have the standing to take the issue directly to the Supreme Court? Is no organization with money willing to undertake such an effort? Or does the constitution and the laws drafted under it mean absolutely nothing?

    A significant number of readers must be lawyers. What's the hangup? Only the three co-equal branches of the government can challenge one another, leaving out the citizenry? How is that not despotism, just shared amongst an insider elite? I'd love to see an alliance of Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich extract a court order against the other two branches to cease and desist on most of these illicit wars of aggression and crimes against humanity. And if they defy the court, then we'll have us a jolly old constitutional crisis of epic proportions, which many think is badly needed.

    Non-justiciable political controversy.

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    Thus sayeth the robed as it suits their institutional role and interests.

    The same tribunal, however, can redefine marriage on a 5-4 vote, tell Florida how to conduct elections, determine when life begins in the womb, etc.

    If, since Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court is the supposed arbiter of what is authorized by the Constitution, then why shy from addressing a direct violation of its explicit warmaking provision?

    Your reply may have tamped down Amomynous, but the mere incantation of the penumbralators themselves is not much of an answer.

    My hunch is that you're a lawyer who graduated from an American law school.
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  27. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has demanded that no military initiatives in Syria be undertaken without a Senate vote.

    I imagine if the Killer Queen had managed to steal the WH and was raising all sorts of Hell in Syria, Timmy would be cheering her on.

    It’s no secret who controls the insane US foreign policy, a toxic approach that doesn’t MAGA, but does secure Israel’s future at Americans expense.

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    • Replies: @WJ
    In his debate with Pence, Kaine was drooling over the opportunity to establish No Fly Zone over Syria, as was Pence, so yes, he would have been a shameless cheerleader for intervention in Syria.

    Having said that, it's good to Dems opposed to war again. We haven't seen that since before the Iraq Resolution in 2002, where HRC (and many other Dems) cast the vote that arguably cost her the 2008 nomination against BO. Of course Dems loved our mass murder of Serbians over the Kosovo conflict so I suppose it is a pure partisan thing. Bill Clinton also ramped up the Somalia intervention, leading to Blackhawk Down disaster and I don't recall Dems complaining then either. You really have to go to the Cold War to find the Dems opposed to military action consistently.

    , @RadicalCenter
    Let's go a big step further than Kaine: have US citizens vote directly on war or military intervention of any kind, whenever possible.

    Congressman Louis Ludlow had this idea long ago, and it seems like a promising one:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Amendment
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  28. @LondonBob
    Looks like the usual crowd has populated the White House, so the US remains a country that needs to be contained. Perhaps Europe is finally tiring of the endless chaos on our borders.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPC9E62AOhk

    Europe is just the name of a continent.
    There alas is a EU bureaucrcy, that has opinions.
    That this EU in no way represents the European peoples, not even the German, was clear yesterday.
    The SPD, Germany’s dwindling socialist party, now led by bookbinder Schulz, voted on cooperation with the party still led by physicist Merkel, also a great economist.
    The SPD voted for cooperation, something of 300 votes against, and 350 votes for.
    Those that voted against did not want another four years Merkel.
    Macron, in a fit of honesty, said a few days ago ‘that if in France a referendum would be held about the EU, the majority would vote for Frexit’.
    It is frightenening how the peoples of Europe become more and more split on anything.

    http://politiek.tpo.nl/2018/01/23/you-hate-social-media-because-too-much-extremism-msm-says-so/

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    Shame that SPD vote wasn't a secret ballot. I don't know what scares the leadership more: Losing their limos and perks, or losing many more voters to AfK and FDP in a new election.
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  29. @EliteCommInc.
    For me this is very simple. We have no standing to occupy Syria, regardless of the AUMF. Syria has not attacked the US has no intention of attacking the US, is not threat to the US. Our strategic aims of shorting Syria because they are an ally of Iran has no more teeth than sending our troops to occupy another's sovereign territory minus their permission.

    There are concerns about Iran, but nothing as yet to justify our presence in Syria. There are plenty of checks that don't require we violate another's sovereignty. The most obvious of which is supporting the states in the region we refer to as friends --- and we can support them without supporting their own violations of state sovereignty.

    Whether Pres Assaad is supported by ten or ten million is an issue for Syrians to figure out and manage.

    There are concerns about Iran

    Yes, the “concern” is that they are not yet completely under the boot heels of our masters.

    Any “concerns” beyond that are bulls!t, straight from the premier sh!tholes of the world, Israel and its butt-boy, the USA.

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    Great comment. I thought the same thing when I read that statement. My fear is that enough people will not wake up in time to save our nation.
    , @Kolo
    Well said
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  30. Jake says:

    The Israeli-Saudi alliance is one guaranteed to produce needless new chaos. The US would back whatever Israel wants because of the nation’s core culture: WASP culture is the product of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, which was a Judaizing heresy.

    And when the Israelis turned to the Saudis, they tickled the deep hearts of all kinds of WASP Elites. By the Victorian era, the pro-Semitism of British Elite WASP culture had begun showing much love for Arabs and Islam. The Israeli-Saudi alliance brings together the two halves of WASP pro-Semitism. It is a Win-Win for all the many pro-Semitic WASP Elites.

    Those who persist in seeing Israel as the poodle that somehow manages to order around the giant, blood-thirsty mastiff simply have no idea of the reality of the relationship. Israel does not trick, nor does it whine and beg, Americans to do Israel’s nutty will. Israel is acting out the pro-Jewishness that WASP Elites love, that is at the very heart of the culture, and has been back to its Judaizing heretical source.

    You cannot solve the ‘Jewish problem’ without also solving the ‘WASP problem.’

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    WASP "elites" exercise no independent political power in America. Such assertions are merely Jewish blame-deflecting.
    , @joe webb
    right. see my comment down below to Toby Keith. # 87

    The Arabists....a very interesting deviation from the pro-jewish character of Anglo-American views.
    These New England wasps went to Araby to convert, but failing that stuck around in service to their altruism...white. They founded what became the American University in Beirut about 1850. They were recruited by State Dept when no one else around spoke Arabic. They were pro-Arab.

    Kissinger got rid of them and the rest is jewish history.

    The fact that American wasps could like the Arabs, is interesting. It is a case of biology (white temperaments as fairly loving compared to Other races's temperaments) overcoming religious fanatacism.

    Joe Webb

    , @anonymous

    The Israeli-Saudi alliance is one guaranteed to produce needless new chaos.
     
    The following verse from the Holy Quran comes to mind in the context of the connivance between the Saudi "Royals" and the truly evil Imperialists & Zionists.

    O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not take the [enemies of Islam] for your allies: they are but allies of one another and whoever of you allies himself with them becomes, verily, one of them; behold, God does not guide people who are unjust. (Quran 5:51)
     
    I do not have a full understanding what dilemmas these "royals" have to wrestle with to ally themselves with the clear enemies of the faith, but perhaps, "Ally with us against Iran, OR ELSE...," is probably the most likely of them.
    , @Sam J.
    "...You cannot solve the ‘Jewish problem’ without also solving the ‘WASP problem.’..."

    I don't believe you. Not at all. There's really no WASP control over anything in the US. If there is then they are worthless. I submit that you're just another person posting the Jew think tank tested message of the day that Whites must preform some task or the other, become some sort of thing other than what we are to control the Jews. We don't need to do anything for the Jews or to ourselves we just need to get rid of the Jews. However we can. Anyway possible they must go. Even if you're right about the ‘WASP problem’, whatever the hell that is, we can fix that AFTER we get rid of the Jews.
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  31. @Amomynous
    Since the federal administration is obviously breaking a rather significant law plus violating the constitution in conducting an invasion of another country not authorised in any way by congress, can it not be sued in court by an American citizen or group of citizens? Does no citizen have the standing to take the issue directly to the Supreme Court? Is no organization with money willing to undertake such an effort? Or does the constitution and the laws drafted under it mean absolutely nothing?

    A significant number of readers must be lawyers. What's the hangup? Only the three co-equal branches of the government can challenge one another, leaving out the citizenry? How is that not despotism, just shared amongst an insider elite? I'd love to see an alliance of Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich extract a court order against the other two branches to cease and desist on most of these illicit wars of aggression and crimes against humanity. And if they defy the court, then we'll have us a jolly old constitutional crisis of epic proportions, which many think is badly needed.

    All this is happening because Arabs did kill grandson of the prophet.
    Or not?

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  32. @Tom Welsh
    "...normal diplomatic relations between Damascus and Washington have never been restored".

    Again, I would submit - in all seriousness - that the US government does not (and has not for many decades) had normal diplomatic relations with any country. Nor does it want to.

    As far as US foreign policy is concerned, foreign countries can be divided into a few categories. There is Israel, which gives orders that must always be obeyed, regardless of the effect on US interests. There are "allies" (which means "slaves"); resource providers (countries too weak to prevent their wealth being steadily pumped out by American corporations); and "enemies" or "adversaries" or "antagonists" (anyone who refuses to be bossed about by Washington, especially if they can defend themselves).

    It has been accurately observed that Washington has no requirement for diplomats. Its ambassadors and other emissaries have only one mode: threats. And Israel does not usually deal with the USA through diplomatic channels. Instead, it issues orders directly to the President and Congress.

    And Israel does not usually deal with the USA through diplomatic channels. Instead, it issues orders directly to the President and Congress.

    Excellent point in a fine comment.

    Again, I would submit – in all seriousness – that the US government does not (and has not for many decades) had normal diplomatic relations with any country.

    Americans ought to realize, and think about, the fact that the US did not have diplomatic relations with the USSR from the Bolshie (Oct) Rev in 1917 until FDR recognized it in 1933, and by that time it was well known to be a brutal slave and police state and had killed millions of its own. In fact Stalin’s Holodomor mass starvation of Ukrainians had just ended resulting in the deaths of 7 – 10 million in 1932- 1933.

    The Nazis had just come into power and would not be a force to be reckoned with for some time.

    American ought to spend a few minutes thinking about that if they haven’t already.

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    Americans ought to realize, and think about the fact that we have been at war for some 220 years with our own killing fields,both by our own hands and the hands behind the scenes..
    , @mr meener
    Hitler prevented the jewish Bolsheviks from killing more Europeans then they killed Russians
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  33. @whyamihere
    If you're going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined. He just does it the "boring, old fashioned" way. That would be indiscriminately bombing and shelling cities.

    ISIS just gets more press because, while they kill less, they make fairly high production, HD videos of beheadings and people being set on fire coupled with threats to attack the West. Meanwhile, that same day, Assad could've killed dozens more via barrel bombs or indiscriminate artillery.

    Also, in Saydnaya prison, 13,000 people have been hanged or tortured to death (estimates of 50 being hanged every day at one point), and 18,000 have starved to death (there's photographic proof). Keep in mind, this is just one prison. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands missing in Syria still. Reports from Assad prisons are horrific, 80 people crammed into cells meant for five, widespread rape, little food etc.

    No, I'm not supporting regime change. I realize brutal dictators like Assad in the Middle East are sometimes all that can keep minorities like Christians or Alawites from being slaughtered. That being said, we shouldn't whitewash Assad and paint him as some benevolent person. He's a very wicked man who is fighting against equally wicked men.

    Stop pretending that everyone Assad's regime has tortured, starved or bombed to death is some hardcore ISIS/Al Qaeda beheader, because that's just not true. I don't have much sympathy for either side in this war, because both have committed horrible atrocities. If I had to pick, I would pick the secular dictator who would protect religious minorities and not require every woman to wear a bag over her head.

    You idiot, there was a civil war going on, one forced on the Syrian government by outside forces.

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    • Replies: @Parbes
    He's no real "idiot". Neither are the others of his ilk you see on this and similar websites.

    "WILLING idiot", maybe - but that's an entirely different kind of thing.
    , @polskijoe
    Agreed. Giraldi makes lots of good articles. Hard hitting.


    The Civil War was obviously CIA/Mossad operation to destablize the nation.
    Similar like Color Revolutions.

    Send in hordes of Al Qeuda, Al Nustra, ISIS to kill, loot, rape and destroy.

    Make sure that Washingtoncompst, JewYorkTimes, and other trash whether its CNN or Economist and others, shows how "evil" Assad is.

    Those terror organizations are hordes from dozens of dozens of nations including,
    Libya, Saudi, descenedants from around the Arab world, even a few from West and Russia.

    The CIA/Mccain scum, protect them, while pretending to be against them.
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  34. I guess the neocons are still pissed that Syrian AAA took down two US Navy jets in 1983. They’re also pissed that Iran humiliated them by taking down the station in Tehran, as well as taking out a number of our assets in the region.

    What puzzles me about Israel is that they know that both Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews in their countries (two largest middle-east enclaves outside of Israel itself), while KSA is completely intolerant of jews but nevertheless a seemingly suitable ally. Go figure.

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    What puzzles me about Israel is that they know that both Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews ...
     
    The truth is that Israel, despite the rhetoric, hates "Jews" as well. In fact the Jew-loathing Zio-state of Israel is one of the most "anti-Semitic" gangster organizations in history and was formed, in fact, by non-Semitic atheists who've hijacked the victimhood narrative for their own ends.

    The backward retards who run Israel loathe anyone who isn't under their thumb and that includes "Jews" who assimilate into other countries and cultures as well as the masses of lesser non-goy useless eaters.

    The sh!thole known as Israel is run by a power crazed pack of nut jobs whose biggest talent is destroying anything that they don't control and, strangely enough (or not), much of what they do control, such as their useful idiots who they toss under the bus when they've outlived their usefulness.

    The only way to deal with them is to not deal with them.

    , @Toby Keith
    It is Anti-Semitic to resist Jewish domination.
    , @Carroll Price

    Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews in their countries (two largest middle-east enclaves outside of Israel itself), while KSA
     
    Not sure about Syria, but Iran has laws barring Jews from holding public office, as well as loaning money at usury, thus rendering them a relatively harmless minority. Parasites become a problem only after being permitted to run unchecked among the host. Although there's known and proven methods for controlling parasites, to my limited knowledge Iran appears to be the only country currently taking steps in that direction.
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  35. @jilles dykstra
    Europe is just the name of a continent.
    There alas is a EU bureaucrcy, that has opinions.
    That this EU in no way represents the European peoples, not even the German, was clear yesterday.
    The SPD, Germany's dwindling socialist party, now led by bookbinder Schulz, voted on cooperation with the party still led by physicist Merkel, also a great economist.
    The SPD voted for cooperation, something of 300 votes against, and 350 votes for.
    Those that voted against did not want another four years Merkel.
    Macron, in a fit of honesty, said a few days ago 'that if in France a referendum would be held about the EU, the majority would vote for Frexit'.
    It is frightenening how the peoples of Europe become more and more split on anything.
    http://politiek.tpo.nl/2018/01/23/you-hate-social-media-because-too-much-extremism-msm-says-so/

    Shame that SPD vote wasn’t a secret ballot. I don’t know what scares the leadership more: Losing their limos and perks, or losing many more voters to AfK and FDP in a new election.

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  36. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Diversity Heretic
    Non-justiciable political controversy.

    Thus sayeth the robed as it suits their institutional role and interests.

    The same tribunal, however, can redefine marriage on a 5-4 vote, tell Florida how to conduct elections, determine when life begins in the womb, etc.

    If, since Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court is the supposed arbiter of what is authorized by the Constitution, then why shy from addressing a direct violation of its explicit warmaking provision?

    Your reply may have tamped down Amomynous, but the mere incantation of the penumbralators themselves is not much of an answer.

    My hunch is that you’re a lawyer who graduated from an American law school.

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    The courts are screwy in many ways. My understanding is that the case would likely be thrown out because the plaintiff (who ever that may be) does not have "standing" to bring such a case. Think of the case and who would bring it and what are the "damages". Maybe if the draft were brought back and some draftee were to sue it might get a preliminary hearing in a US District Court.

    In the normal course of action, an individual can't just simply bring a case because he thinks a law is unconstitutional. He has to be "harmed" in some way and is using the unconstitutionality of the law as a defense.
    , @Diversity Heretic
    Your hunch is right and MarkinLa's comment on standing is quite good. I've been disgusted by Supreme Court decisions beginning in the 1950s and continuing until today, but I didn't feel like writing a long post on "non-justiciable political controversies."
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  37. The United States has no coherent policy, nor any actual national interest in remaining in Syria…

    The task of preventing the inevitable coalition of Muslim forces from forming is Sisyphean. We will abandon it when our own troubles overwhelm us. The rest of the world does not care.

    I do recall from my Bible-reading, church-going days words about a stone too heavy to move. People should be careful what they wish for.

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  38. Che Guava says:

    The timing of publication of this good piece by the great Mr. Giraldi here is odd.

    The Turks are already attacking northern Syria in the area where the USA was trying to set up a stupid border force, apparently Turks are using jihadi forces previously trained by the USA, since they are using the same name.

    Operation Maximum Havoc?

    As I was pointing out abt. two years ago, it is easy to find testimonials to Dr. Bashar Assad’s skills and kindness as an opthalmologist when he had a practise in London, in British gutter tabloids (their ‘resposible’ press would never reporting such things).

    This whole thing is the new nadir for Israel’s ‘Let’s you fight them’mentality. Backfiring now that creepy Sultan Erdogan is attacking Kurdish forces long cultivated by Israel.

    To me, the logical solution would have been a unitary Syrian state with restored secular govt.

    May it still happen!

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    To me, the logical solution would have been a unitary Syrian state with restored secular govt.
    May it still happen!
     
    Moshe Ya’alon,
    Israel Defense Minister,
    with Aaron David Miller, March 2016,
    Wilson Center [Zionist Occupied Territory, Jane Harman, Proconsul]
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?406449-1/israeli-defense-minister-moshe-yaalon-remarks&start=2461
    @ 41 min:


    If I have to think about any kind of psychological situation in Syria as well as in Iraq, we have the two Kurdish sectors in Iraq and Syria.
    The only way that we can live is to have a kind of federation. There is no other way to unify Syria.
    Also, I’m talking about strategy to unify Syria through Bashar Al Assad or someone else, leading Syria. No chance! Wishful thinking!
    And to talk about a kind of federation, we have already constrained [inaudible] Bashar Al Assad — he controls today only 30% of his former territory. That’s it.

    We have seen a Kurdistan already: we know the turks are not happy with it but in the end, there is a Kurdish autonomy in Syria, there is a Kurdish autonomy in Iraq. We might think about a Kurdistan in Syria; they might cooperate with the regime as they do now. The problem is when it comes to the Sunnis, we have DAESH, Jabat al Nusra, Al Qaeda followers, Muslim Brotherhood elements. [inaudible]

    So first of all, let’s find a way to have a kind of federation or whatever, let’s also agree to have this kind of federation and then fighting the other or whatever. The problem is that there are so many contradictory interests regarding the situation in Syria.
    As an example, there are those who support Bashar Al Assad’s regime, like Iran, Hezbollah, Russia — today, with its intervention in Syria. And even western parties first of all believing Iran should be a central part of the settlement or the solution as I mentioned earlier.
    So —the Kurds demonstrated their capabilities to fight DAESH, when they were supported. Why not support other moderates in Syria, like Sunni moderates, to fight for their cause?
    Most of them were ignored. Western parties decided to sit on the fence and the Kurds in Syria were defeated by DAESH [inaudible] to the point that it started to get support. And then you have to settle this contradictory interest with Turkey. Saudi Arabia its own interest.
    Yet there is a need for different grand strategy regarding Syria.
    But the idea to unify Syria back, to become as it was in the past is wishful thinking.
     
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  39. @Willem
    Washington does not hate Assad

    What Washington does not want, is that countries become independent from Washington, that is all.

    Here is Washington 'diplomacy' in a nutshell

    1. Tell countries what to do (in the interest of Washington)
    2. If 1. fails, send diplomats to countries and tell them what they should do (in the interest of Washington)
    3. If 2. fails, impose economic sanctions to countries, for as long as they do not behave in the interest of Washington
    4. If 3. fails, start a color revolution in the country: hire some busloads full with 'protesters' that shout 'Leader out', televise it, seduce the police of the country to agression to the protestors, or air it as if the police was agressive to peaceful protestors.
    5. If 4. fails, send in the military

    The reason why Washington does this is explained in a 2 minute film of John Perkins.

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

    Specific to why Washington does this to Syria is oil and gas (e.g. Google 'Pipelinestan' for more info), and not because Washington hates Assad.

    “Washington” doesn’t think/do ANYTHING. America is a Captive Nation of the Global Jewish Collective which is bent on the destruction of Western civilization.

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    “Washington” doesn’t think/do ANYTHING. America is a Captive Nation of the Global Jewish Collective which is bent on the destruction of Western civilization.
     
    Which it has already accomplished.

    Next step, destroy what's left and get the goofy goyim to do it!
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  40. @whyamihere
    If you're going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined. He just does it the "boring, old fashioned" way. That would be indiscriminately bombing and shelling cities.

    ISIS just gets more press because, while they kill less, they make fairly high production, HD videos of beheadings and people being set on fire coupled with threats to attack the West. Meanwhile, that same day, Assad could've killed dozens more via barrel bombs or indiscriminate artillery.

    Also, in Saydnaya prison, 13,000 people have been hanged or tortured to death (estimates of 50 being hanged every day at one point), and 18,000 have starved to death (there's photographic proof). Keep in mind, this is just one prison. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands missing in Syria still. Reports from Assad prisons are horrific, 80 people crammed into cells meant for five, widespread rape, little food etc.

    No, I'm not supporting regime change. I realize brutal dictators like Assad in the Middle East are sometimes all that can keep minorities like Christians or Alawites from being slaughtered. That being said, we shouldn't whitewash Assad and paint him as some benevolent person. He's a very wicked man who is fighting against equally wicked men.

    Stop pretending that everyone Assad's regime has tortured, starved or bombed to death is some hardcore ISIS/Al Qaeda beheader, because that's just not true. I don't have much sympathy for either side in this war, because both have committed horrible atrocities. If I had to pick, I would pick the secular dictator who would protect religious minorities and not require every woman to wear a bag over her head.

    Assad also uses the atomic brainwashing machine that he stole after murdering 6 googleplex innocent survivors at Auschwurst.

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  41. David says:
    @Tom Welsh
    A splendid idea; which is why it was not included in the Constitution, and will never be added to it.

    I don’t think it’s so great. Who would decide that the provision had been triggered? What if half the country disagreed? How long would it be before eight different congresses claimed sole legitimacy?

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn’t involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it.

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    Good comment.

    May I suggest a little tweak to it?

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn’t involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it if they were principled themselves.

    It's important to realize that it was a set of scum balls who cooked up the constitution and imposed it on the rest of us for their own benefit. They were not principled people; the "anti-federalists" were.

    Those who objected to the imposition of the constitution were not only the ones with any principles at all, but they were correct.

    , @Cloak And Dagger

    Who would decide that the provision had been triggered? What if half the country disagreed?
     
    The judiciary would, based on a suit brought to it by the citizenry.

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn’t involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it.
     
    The drafters didn't think of everything, nor did they expect themselves to do so, which is why they allowed for amendments to the constitution. That remains a possibility for the states to enact (albeit with great difficulty).
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  42. @The Alarmist
    I guess the neocons are still pissed that Syrian AAA took down two US Navy jets in 1983. They're also pissed that Iran humiliated them by taking down the station in Tehran, as well as taking out a number of our assets in the region.

    What puzzles me about Israel is that they know that both Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews in their countries (two largest middle-east enclaves outside of Israel itself), while KSA is completely intolerant of jews but nevertheless a seemingly suitable ally. Go figure.

    What puzzles me about Israel is that they know that both Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews …

    The truth is that Israel, despite the rhetoric, hates “Jews” as well. In fact the Jew-loathing Zio-state of Israel is one of the most “anti-Semitic” gangster organizations in history and was formed, in fact, by non-Semitic atheists who’ve hijacked the victimhood narrative for their own ends.

    The backward retards who run Israel loathe anyone who isn’t under their thumb and that includes “Jews” who assimilate into other countries and cultures as well as the masses of lesser non-goy useless eaters.

    The sh!thole known as Israel is run by a power crazed pack of nut jobs whose biggest talent is destroying anything that they don’t control and, strangely enough (or not), much of what they do control, such as their useful idiots who they toss under the bus when they’ve outlived their usefulness.

    The only way to deal with them is to not deal with them.

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  43. @Toby Keith
    "Washington" doesn't think/do ANYTHING. America is a Captive Nation of the Global Jewish Collective which is bent on the destruction of Western civilization.

    “Washington” doesn’t think/do ANYTHING. America is a Captive Nation of the Global Jewish Collective which is bent on the destruction of Western civilization.

    Which it has already accomplished.

    Next step, destroy what’s left and get the goofy goyim to do it!

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  44. Israel controls the U.S. gov and the gov does what ever the Israelis tell it to do, and this control was made evident when Israel and the deep state did 911 and got away with, when everyone in the gov knew Israel didit and were afraid to do anything about it, and were even afraid to say jack shit that the Zionist neocons were in on it, that is control in spades.

    So the U.S. was forced into the Mideast wars by Zionist Israel and forced to destroy Iraq and Libya and Syria and Afghanistan for the greater Israel agenda.

    America is an Israeli plantation and we goyim are slaves on this plantation.

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    Well, start boycotting the consumer cartels that fuel their political machine.
    There isn't a one of you who doesn't ELECTIVELY send them at least $500/month for china-junk, "entertainment" and shiny things.
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  45. citing tim kaine, an obama sycophant, as a credible opposition source is rather disingenuous.

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    Kaine has been consistent in his demands for a congressional vote on US warmaking - we have to give people credit when they are right
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  46. @David
    I don't think it's so great. Who would decide that the provision had been triggered? What if half the country disagreed? How long would it be before eight different congresses claimed sole legitimacy?

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn't involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it.

    Good comment.

    May I suggest a little tweak to it?

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn’t involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it if they were principled themselves.

    It’s important to realize that it was a set of scum balls who cooked up the constitution and imposed it on the rest of us for their own benefit. They were not principled people; the “anti-federalists” were.

    Those who objected to the imposition of the constitution were not only the ones with any principles at all, but they were correct.

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    The Founders didn't "impose" the Constitution on anyone.
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  47. The US is so totally under the control of Israel that it is a bit silly to pretend that there is a lot more going on here. Women and homosexuals make up more than a majority of the population, and where they have run things in places like Sparta there was a flurry of military aggressiveness that did not last long. In any pure democracy they will take over given time, hence democracy has limits as a gift to the world. Sparta and Athens blew themselves out in less time than the USA, but the American demise is clearly on the way. Spartan women pushed militarism, shaming men who were on the streets instead of off with their military unit. They made homosexuality central to Sparta’s social life for both men and women. All the Jews who run America need do is ride the contradictions already built in to American life and push the Spartan tendencies already there.

    The central contradiction is between democracy and religion. All religious authority is based on a somewhat scientific approach. Literate men over centuries study history to reveal what patterns have been shown to work best over the long haul. On the other hand democrats believe that truth is self-evident, so to reveal it you just poll everybody. In the present situation regarding Syria the scholars favouring religious authority would make decisions based on study of the situation and a knowledge of what has gone on there throughout history. The democrats would simply poll public opinion to see how much we like the Syrians, and if they are not popular we do whatever is possible to do to screw them. And, when the Jews control your press and are trying to take over that part of the world, naturally you are going to do whatever is in their interest.

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    Fascinating - can you post links regarding women, homosexuals and political power Sparta? So many parallels to our situation that I believe it would make for some fascinating reading.
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  48. Wade says:
    @jacques sheete

    The maneuver is part of a broader plan to restructure Syria to suit the usual crop of neocon geniuses in Washington that have slithered their way back into the White House...
     
    While there's little doubt they slither, they haven't slithered back because the SOBs never left.

    Their ilk have been infesting and undermining the USA since it was born. The blood and treasure of the USA were used, in fact, in the interests of those who want to control the world through humiliation, theft, terror and chaos.

    Follow the tracks of empire and one can still see traces of their hideous behavior all over the world, and that largely explains why there are so many "sh!tholes" around the world today, the US among them.

    Brief summary here (8 short pages).:


    https://ia600906.us.archive.org/8/items/JewsAndTheBritishEmpire/The%20Jews%20and%20the%20British%20Empire.pdf
     
    Both Christianity and Islam were no doubt essentially attempts to break out from under their yoke in fact.

    Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

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    Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

     

    It certainly is. There is no reforming, improving or redeeming the current mess. It must be torn down and entirely rebuilt on some different model, uninfestable if possible.
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  49. @alvin firpo
    citing tim kaine, an obama sycophant, as a credible opposition source is rather disingenuous.

    Kaine has been consistent in his demands for a congressional vote on US warmaking – we have to give people credit when they are right

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    Kaine has been consistent in his demands for a congressional vote on US warmaking – we have to give people credit when they are right
     
    We do have to give the proper people credit, but there's little doubt that he's pushing for a vote because it's virtually certain to get approval from that traitorous gang. It's a move that'll doubtlessly offer a patina of legitimacy for another destructive, murderous entanglement.

    These people are crafty and we cannot afford to take anything they or their myrmidons do at face value.

    (Of course I'm just a dumb goy paranoid conspiracy theorist!)
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  50. Joe Hide says:

    While mentally calming to lay the current Syrian events solely on the Trump administration, the reality is uncomfortably mentally complex. Trumps power is limited. He has to make trade-offs with evil powerful influences. While this might be argued as morally and ethically reprehensible, it is practical, realistic, and strategic. Saints seldom provide long-term solutions to political, economic, and military problems. In fact, they usually make things worse. What’s going on in Syria is part of a much much larger strategy of World change.

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  51. The Kurds claimed to have already knocked out one Turkish tank.

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    ...with US ordinance, I suppose.

    (The whole region sounds like a fresh market for US antitank missiles recently delivered to Ukraine. "Lord of War II: Syrian Job" when?)

    Also, I hear there was another "gas attack in east Ghouta", conveniently just before the self-selected, non-UN ‘International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons’ met in Paris. Tillerson has already unpacked his menacing dick and is waving it around, particularly at Russia.

    Convenient like that last gas attack in Ghouta, just when the UN delegation had arrived at the hotel two blocks or so away.
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  52. Is there a message in here somewhere?

    In June 1922, just before the League Council in London bestowed the Palestinean “Mandate” on Britain, the United States Congress passed a joint resolution of both houses, the wording of which was almost identical with that of the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Thereafter the Zionist halter was firmly reaffixed round the neck of American State policy, and though the American voter only realized this, [which he didn't] it became immaterial to him which party prevailed at elections.

    -Douglas Reed, The Controversy of Zion, p302 (~1955)

    https://archive.org/stream/DouglasReedTheControversyOfZion/Douglas%20Reed%20-%20The%20Controversy%20of%20Zion_djvu.txt

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  53. @Philip Giraldi
    Kaine has been consistent in his demands for a congressional vote on US warmaking - we have to give people credit when they are right

    Kaine has been consistent in his demands for a congressional vote on US warmaking – we have to give people credit when they are right

    We do have to give the proper people credit, but there’s little doubt that he’s pushing for a vote because it’s virtually certain to get approval from that traitorous gang. It’s a move that’ll doubtlessly offer a patina of legitimacy for another destructive, murderous entanglement.

    These people are crafty and we cannot afford to take anything they or their myrmidons do at face value.

    (Of course I’m just a dumb goy paranoid conspiracy theorist!)

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    "Of course I'm just a dumb goy paranoid conspiracy theorist!"

    Pretty accurate, but you should add the words "insane", "loser" and "lonely" in your description of yourself.

    Sherm
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  54. Parbes says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty
    You idiot, there was a civil war going on, one forced on the Syrian government by outside forces.

    He’s no real “idiot”. Neither are the others of his ilk you see on this and similar websites.

    “WILLING idiot”, maybe – but that’s an entirely different kind of thing.

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  55. WJ says:
    @Greg Bacon

    Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has demanded that no military initiatives in Syria be undertaken without a Senate vote.
     
    I imagine if the Killer Queen had managed to steal the WH and was raising all sorts of Hell in Syria, Timmy would be cheering her on.

    It's no secret who controls the insane US foreign policy, a toxic approach that doesn't MAGA, but does secure Israel's future at Americans expense.

    In his debate with Pence, Kaine was drooling over the opportunity to establish No Fly Zone over Syria, as was Pence, so yes, he would have been a shameless cheerleader for intervention in Syria.

    Having said that, it’s good to Dems opposed to war again. We haven’t seen that since before the Iraq Resolution in 2002, where HRC (and many other Dems) cast the vote that arguably cost her the 2008 nomination against BO. Of course Dems loved our mass murder of Serbians over the Kosovo conflict so I suppose it is a pure partisan thing. Bill Clinton also ramped up the Somalia intervention, leading to Blackhawk Down disaster and I don’t recall Dems complaining then either. You really have to go to the Cold War to find the Dems opposed to military action consistently.

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  56. Let’s not beat around the bush. We all know this is about Putin. Putin is propping up Assad and is now irreversibly bogged down in Syria. As long as there are US forces in the area, he’s a sitting duck. The US can relaunch the war any time it likes and all Putin can do is choose which sauce he’s going to be eaten with. If he gets into a one-on-one fight with the US, he’s bound to lose and probably lose everything, including Ukraine and maybe even see the Russian Federation disintegrate. If he lets Assad go under, he discredits himself with his elderly Soviet-generation backers at home, which will probably cause him to lose power. Thus, the “secret” for Putin’s American supporters is to persuade their fellow Americans to capitulate to Putin using any pretext they can come up with. And so … The American plan is a ramshackle that won’t work. The Turks are against it. It violates international law. It violates US law. American politicians are against it. Assad is backed by the mighty and irresistible hordes of Russia, Iran, and even the Yellow Peril. The local “bad guys”, Israel and Saudi Arabia are against Assad. Then, contradicting the previous point, US is allied to anti-Israeli terrorists. Assad is immensely popular in Syria. The only alternative to him is chaos. There’s no American interest at stake. That makes eleven different arguments unrelated to each other than by the fact that they all lead to the conclusion that Putin should be allowed to win. That sort of wild “fire in every direction” presentation suggests panic.
    One might also ask why some Americans are so hell bent on persuading their fellow Americans that their country should submit voluntarily and without a fight to a humiliating defeat, probably the most humiliating defeat in their history, a defeat, indeed, which, if it undermines the dollar’s role as world reserve currency, could lead to a Soviet-style implosion in the US itself. That foreigners might want to see such a thing happen is perfectly logical. That Americans might want it to happen seems to fly in the face of the “tribal” nature of the human species.

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    Putin didn't create any homeless encampments in the USA.
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  57. @Ilyana_Rozumova
    It is not Washington who hates Bashar.
    It is stupid Jews like anon, and LK here who hate Bashar.

    Washington and Jews is synonymous.

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  58. Thoreau says:

    Everything the US does in the Middle East is done on behalf of Israel, with American people’s blood and money.

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  59. Doh says:

    When Libya went to court, they made the US cut and run. Remember?

    http://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/89/089-19920414-ORD-01-00-EN.pdf

    There was no ICC then, this was the ICJ. Just the prospect of specific precedent addressing US criminality was enough to scare the US government off. The case stopped a US attack.

    Now Syria has an open-and-shut case against armed US attacks in manifest breach of the UN Charter. They can take it to the ICJ. The ICJ can impose reparations, restitution, compensation with interest, or satisfaction. They can even rule on US abuse of veto impunity in the UNSC, as UNSC members demanded in meeting 6300. With the facts formally acknowledged, the ICC can step in and make fugitives of individual US criminals. That’s the unavoidable endgame, mate in 2. We’ll get there. When the time is right.

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  60. Wally says:
    @whyamihere
    If you're going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined. He just does it the "boring, old fashioned" way. That would be indiscriminately bombing and shelling cities.

    ISIS just gets more press because, while they kill less, they make fairly high production, HD videos of beheadings and people being set on fire coupled with threats to attack the West. Meanwhile, that same day, Assad could've killed dozens more via barrel bombs or indiscriminate artillery.

    Also, in Saydnaya prison, 13,000 people have been hanged or tortured to death (estimates of 50 being hanged every day at one point), and 18,000 have starved to death (there's photographic proof). Keep in mind, this is just one prison. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands missing in Syria still. Reports from Assad prisons are horrific, 80 people crammed into cells meant for five, widespread rape, little food etc.

    No, I'm not supporting regime change. I realize brutal dictators like Assad in the Middle East are sometimes all that can keep minorities like Christians or Alawites from being slaughtered. That being said, we shouldn't whitewash Assad and paint him as some benevolent person. He's a very wicked man who is fighting against equally wicked men.

    Stop pretending that everyone Assad's regime has tortured, starved or bombed to death is some hardcore ISIS/Al Qaeda beheader, because that's just not true. I don't have much sympathy for either side in this war, because both have committed horrible atrocities. If I had to pick, I would pick the secular dictator who would protect religious minorities and not require every woman to wear a bag over her head.

    IOW, you, a hasbarist, has no proof and are just reciting the Israeli mandated lines.

    “We can force through any lie. It just has to be big enough so that a normal person says, ‘Well that cannot be a lie!’. Then the lie cannot be recognized as such. And the lie has to be repeated continuously. Then it is believed and is powerful because it is the belief in a ‘truth.’”

    - from ‘Propaganda’, by Zionist Jew Edward Bernays

    http://www.codoh.com

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    "...just reciting the Israeli mandated lines."
     
    What did the Führer think, Wally?

    “The broad mass of a nation...will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes...fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).

    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925

    Hope that helps.
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  61. MarkinLA says:
    @anonymous
    Thus sayeth the robed as it suits their institutional role and interests.

    The same tribunal, however, can redefine marriage on a 5-4 vote, tell Florida how to conduct elections, determine when life begins in the womb, etc.

    If, since Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court is the supposed arbiter of what is authorized by the Constitution, then why shy from addressing a direct violation of its explicit warmaking provision?

    Your reply may have tamped down Amomynous, but the mere incantation of the penumbralators themselves is not much of an answer.

    My hunch is that you're a lawyer who graduated from an American law school.

    The courts are screwy in many ways. My understanding is that the case would likely be thrown out because the plaintiff (who ever that may be) does not have “standing” to bring such a case. Think of the case and who would bring it and what are the “damages”. Maybe if the draft were brought back and some draftee were to sue it might get a preliminary hearing in a US District Court.

    In the normal course of action, an individual can’t just simply bring a case because he thinks a law is unconstitutional. He has to be “harmed” in some way and is using the unconstitutionality of the law as a defense.

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    Ah, yes, standing - the other beloved judicial punt.

    Are you likewise a lawyer educated here?
    , @Carroll Price

    Maybe if the draft were brought back and some draftee were to sue it might get a preliminary hearing in a US District Court.

     

    The 13th amendment barring involuntary servitude was effectively made null and void by various Selective Draft Law Cases (specifically Aver vs US) decided by the US Supreme Court, circa 1917.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Draft_Law_Cases
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  62. @Jake
    The Israeli-Saudi alliance is one guaranteed to produce needless new chaos. The US would back whatever Israel wants because of the nation's core culture: WASP culture is the product of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, which was a Judaizing heresy.

    And when the Israelis turned to the Saudis, they tickled the deep hearts of all kinds of WASP Elites. By the Victorian era, the pro-Semitism of British Elite WASP culture had begun showing much love for Arabs and Islam. The Israeli-Saudi alliance brings together the two halves of WASP pro-Semitism. It is a Win-Win for all the many pro-Semitic WASP Elites.

    Those who persist in seeing Israel as the poodle that somehow manages to order around the giant, blood-thirsty mastiff simply have no idea of the reality of the relationship. Israel does not trick, nor does it whine and beg, Americans to do Israel's nutty will. Israel is acting out the pro-Jewishness that WASP Elites love, that is at the very heart of the culture, and has been back to its Judaizing heretical source.

    You cannot solve the 'Jewish problem' without also solving the 'WASP problem.'

    WASP “elites” exercise no independent political power in America. Such assertions are merely Jewish blame-deflecting.

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    Jake is correct in his view that US culture is judaized. This is also true of England. This is largely because of our Protestant religion, formed on the basis of bashing the Catholic Church with Old Testamentism.

    Thus, the Arabs are correct in their claim that the whole thing is a Crusade. Jake is probably indebted to The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, by E. Michael Jones. Congrats one way or the other. All this chat about legality is a waste of time

    Jones is a lay Catholic writer, and his website is Culture Wars.

    His discussion of the Reformation should be must reading for all of us. The Jews were part of it inasmuch as they hated the Catholic Church, etc. The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit is cheaper at Culture Wars. it is a thousand pages of history and also other writings about more current affairs.

    I guess that most folks here at Unz are not religious and consequently are not well informed about American Christianity, Protestant as well as Catholic, which has a Me-Too bizarre luv of the jews nowadays.

    One has to have had experience with actually existing Protestants, especially the more rambunctious types who think Jesus is nigh. The Fundamentalists...for lack of a better term, are a large part of Trump's constituency.

    Trump I think is an Establishment type Protestant, Episcopalian maybe, but he knows where his votes come from.

    Jewish money and jewish media, and jewish mind control is one thing, but none of it is sufficient to compel the Crusade against Arabs. Religion drives the fundamentals in our wars against the Arabs.

    This in no way lessens my own hardline against Arab, etc. immigration of any sort. They are as stupid as our Blacks...at an average of 84 or so. They are as warlike as Jews as well. These Semites have desert religions...Arab and Jew have warrior gods, not peacenik
    gods like Christians ...in the first place.

    Magical thinking is still the norm for most folks, even Whites. Presto, the Magic Reveals...the genie in the bottle fulfills every wish. Live forever! Be young forever! Revolution! It will all be Revealed soon!

    There is not a rational dynamic at hand. It is largely irrational, and here we are...the Jews Grin.

    Joe Webb
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  63. Renoman says:

    No doubt some consider him a brutal Dictator and I’m sure he has his moments but ten years ago Syria was a beautiful peaceful Country with Electricity, sewage systems, healthcare, schools, homes and relative religious freedom. Just look at what the Arabs, the Americans and the Jews have done! Filthy criminals.

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    No sacrifice of the Syrians is too great for the Yinon plan or the Qatari-Oshkosh gas pipeline.
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  64. @The Alarmist
    I guess the neocons are still pissed that Syrian AAA took down two US Navy jets in 1983. They're also pissed that Iran humiliated them by taking down the station in Tehran, as well as taking out a number of our assets in the region.

    What puzzles me about Israel is that they know that both Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews in their countries (two largest middle-east enclaves outside of Israel itself), while KSA is completely intolerant of jews but nevertheless a seemingly suitable ally. Go figure.

    It is Anti-Semitic to resist Jewish domination.

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  65. @DESERT FOX
    Israel controls the U.S. gov and the gov does what ever the Israelis tell it to do, and this control was made evident when Israel and the deep state did 911 and got away with, when everyone in the gov knew Israel didit and were afraid to do anything about it, and were even afraid to say jack shit that the Zionist neocons were in on it, that is control in spades.

    So the U.S. was forced into the Mideast wars by Zionist Israel and forced to destroy Iraq and Libya and Syria and Afghanistan for the greater Israel agenda.

    America is an Israeli plantation and we goyim are slaves on this plantation.

    Well, start boycotting the consumer cartels that fuel their political machine.
    There isn’t a one of you who doesn’t ELECTIVELY send them at least $500/month for china-junk, “entertainment” and shiny things.

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    I boycott the MSM and call and email my rep and senators about the deep state and the wars and etc. and also CHEMTRAILS ie the gov aerosol spraying of the skies over America.
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  66. @The Alarmist
    I guess the neocons are still pissed that Syrian AAA took down two US Navy jets in 1983. They're also pissed that Iran humiliated them by taking down the station in Tehran, as well as taking out a number of our assets in the region.

    What puzzles me about Israel is that they know that both Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews in their countries (two largest middle-east enclaves outside of Israel itself), while KSA is completely intolerant of jews but nevertheless a seemingly suitable ally. Go figure.

    Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews in their countries (two largest middle-east enclaves outside of Israel itself), while KSA

    Not sure about Syria, but Iran has laws barring Jews from holding public office, as well as loaning money at usury, thus rendering them a relatively harmless minority. Parasites become a problem only after being permitted to run unchecked among the host. Although there’s known and proven methods for controlling parasites, to my limited knowledge Iran appears to be the only country currently taking steps in that direction.

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

    Not that long ago, any suspicion of the existence e of the difference between stated and unstated mission or between what said and what kept concealed , would have been rejected as Conspiracy Theory by liberal and Conservative votaries of the empire.

    Now it is so much clearly thrown into the darker relief by the unaraveling of the realities for everybody to notice, it is no longer the case.

    1Nikolaos van Dam, a former Dutch ambassador to Iraq and a scholar of the Middle East, said that the Trump administration was supporting the Syrian Kurds “against the explicit wishes of Turkey” because it wanted to keep a foothold in Syria after ISIS collapses. But he warned that this approach was unlikely to succeed if Mr. Assad stayed in power. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/world/middleeast/whats-behind-turkeys-attack-on-syrias-kurds.html The United States, some analysts said, needs to make a better case to the Turkish government for why the American alliance with the Syrian Kurds will most likely outlast the war against the Islamic State.
    2
    “We told the Turks that the Kurds were temporary, tactical, and transactional to defeat ISIS,” said James F. Jeffrey, a former American ambassador to Turkey and Iraq. “Now we need them to contain Iran.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/world/middleeast/turkey-syria-kurds-us.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

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    “We told the Turks that the Kurds were temporary, tactical, and transactional to defeat ISIS,” said James F. Jeffrey, a former American ambassador to Turkey and Iraq. “Now we need them to contain Iran.
     
    What a gross crime - the Kurds are being used by the US government, which is being used by the Jews for the benefit of Israel.

    It is time for peace in the ME - they need it - we need it.

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. When we stop killing Muslims - they will stop killing us - not before.
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  68. @jilles dykstra
    Who can dissolve the highest authority ?

    Who can dissolve the highest authority ?

    Congress is not the highest authority – they are co-equal to the executive and the judiciary. In this case, I would have nominated the judiciary to decide about the dissolution, and the executive to bring out the broom and sweep them off the premises.

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  69. @David
    I don't think it's so great. Who would decide that the provision had been triggered? What if half the country disagreed? How long would it be before eight different congresses claimed sole legitimacy?

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn't involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it.

    Who would decide that the provision had been triggered? What if half the country disagreed?

    The judiciary would, based on a suit brought to it by the citizenry.

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn’t involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it.

    The drafters didn’t think of everything, nor did they expect themselves to do so, which is why they allowed for amendments to the constitution. That remains a possibility for the states to enact (albeit with great difficulty).

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  70. “Prudent practitioners of terrorism—the Soviet Union, Egypt under Gamal Nasser, Syria, contemporary Iran—have kept their sponsorship within the bounds of their Euro-American and Israeli victims’ tolerance.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2017/11/12/reflections-on-terrorism-idiots-in-paradise/

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    "that Islam is irrelevant to the perpetrator’s “extremism.” Every U.S president since George W. Bush has assured Americans that Islam is “the religion of peace.”

    It is as meaningless as is the claims of America having been a force of decency honesty and openness
    If those claims by Islamic texts have numbed the reaction of the Muslims to the atrocities committed in its name, so has the claim of America being exceptional, noble,democratic, and ideal only with millions times worst aftermath following any and each of the American forays .

    The name of the site- AMERICAN F+GREATNESS- says it all
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  71. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA
    The courts are screwy in many ways. My understanding is that the case would likely be thrown out because the plaintiff (who ever that may be) does not have "standing" to bring such a case. Think of the case and who would bring it and what are the "damages". Maybe if the draft were brought back and some draftee were to sue it might get a preliminary hearing in a US District Court.

    In the normal course of action, an individual can't just simply bring a case because he thinks a law is unconstitutional. He has to be "harmed" in some way and is using the unconstitutionality of the law as a defense.

    Ah, yes, standing – the other beloved judicial punt.

    Are you likewise a lawyer educated here?

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    No just some internet moron who remembers cases like the California Prop 8 case.
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  72. @EliteCommInc.
    The WPA was an invention of to curb any attempt by Pres Nixon to support S. Vietnam's victory in establishing their own country.

    Given that, it salience in today's foreign policy is all but forgotten. It is preceded by the Constitutional authority over the military (and its use).

    The WPA was an invention of to curb any attempt by Pres Nixon

    I just used the WPA as an example of a responsibility entrusted to congress (and long after the founders drafted anything). A more egregious failure is upholding the Symington Amendment to the FSA of 1961, which bans U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections, and now contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act.

    This would preclude any aid to Israel.

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    To make the case, you need evidence of the violation(s).

    But neither of those fit the context of circumstance. The AUMF, the Patriot Act and a long list of protocols for the use of force that are being used by the executive branch -- are in fact congressional legislation.

    So entangled is the legislation that even if wanted to apply symington, it would have to over ride the newest authorizations used to justify force. Furthermore, Congress is empowered by impeachment for a violation of the law. The reality is that most of Congress is bought in on the use of force, for multiple reasons. Change is going to require an executive who has the strength, willing to stand up to a aggressive foreign policy and or a public fed enough to remove those who are.

    I voted for the current Pres on the basis that he that level of knowledge and if not that courage to stand against needless and damaging foreign interventions. He is a disappointment, in this regard.
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  73. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.
     
    The founders left out an important penalty from the constitution: should congress fail to enforce the War Powers Act or any other duties that they are entrusted with, it should be dissolved and a new congress elected excluding any incumbents from being re-elected.

    Rarely used but quite apropos, the “Writ of Mandamus.” It requires an incumbent office holder to actually uphold the laws he/she has sworn to uphold.

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    It worked well in Marbury vs. Madison, though Chief Justice Marshall used the case to create the federal judiciary whole-cloth from it. In the present matter, who would have standing to present a writ of mandamus?
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  74. @MarkinLA
    The courts are screwy in many ways. My understanding is that the case would likely be thrown out because the plaintiff (who ever that may be) does not have "standing" to bring such a case. Think of the case and who would bring it and what are the "damages". Maybe if the draft were brought back and some draftee were to sue it might get a preliminary hearing in a US District Court.

    In the normal course of action, an individual can't just simply bring a case because he thinks a law is unconstitutional. He has to be "harmed" in some way and is using the unconstitutionality of the law as a defense.

    Maybe if the draft were brought back and some draftee were to sue it might get a preliminary hearing in a US District Court.

    The 13th amendment barring involuntary servitude was effectively made null and void by various Selective Draft Law Cases (specifically Aver vs US) decided by the US Supreme Court, circa 1917.

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

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  75. In my opinion, US forces are in Syria (on Israel’s orders) primarily for the purpose of blocking the flow of advanced Iranian weapons reaching Hezbollah via the Shia Crescent extending from Iran across northern Syria and into Lebanon. Although Assad had been an irritant to Israel for quite some time, the bulls eye Israel painted on his back was not there prior to Hezbollah forces cleaning Israel’s clock following their ill-fated invasion of Lebanon in 2006. Which as you may recall was supposed to be another routine cake-walk into and out of Lebanon for the purpose of intimidating it’s neighbors while buttressing the myth of Israeli invincibility.

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    You are correct.

    At around 0:50 of the following RT CrossTalk show, CIA Ray McGovern talks about the Elephant in the room defining the ZUS policy in Syria, i.e. Israel.

    If you listen to what he says, it's exactly what you have pointed out. Hezbollah's weapons' supplies, weather made in Syria itself or the ones from Iran, come through Syria.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd5fuAUM2BM

    'B', a retired German Army officer who has been writing about the war in Syria since it started, wrote back in 2013, citing M. Oren's interview with the Israeli media Jpost;
    Syria: Who Really Wants Assad To Go?

    Michael Oren, the outgoing Israeli ambassador to the United States, wants to lift any doubt about who really wants Assad to go:
    “The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran,” he said.
    This was the case, he said, even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated to al-Qaida.

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

    So Israel, according to Oren, would rather have AlQaeda ruling in Syria than the current secular government. Israel is not the only country that has such desire:
    On other issues, Oren – who has contact in Washington with some ambassadors from Persian Gulf countries – said that that “in the last 64 years there has probably never been a greater confluence of interest between us and several Gulf States. With these Gulf States we have agreements on Syria, on Egypt, on the Palestinian issue. We certainly have agreements on Iran. This is one of those opportunities presented by the Arab Spring.”
     
    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/09/syria-who-really-wants-assad-to-go.html
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  76. Blake says:

    Can go back to the Bilderberg 1979 meeting & the “Bernard Lewis Project” – blueprint for the deliberate breakup of Mid east http://www.rozanehmagazine.com/NoveDec05/AZPartVI.html

    1] “Bernard Lewis Plan” – “blueprint for the deliberate destruction of Syria” from 1979 Bilderburg conference
    2] “Oded Yinon plan” from the 1980′s – balkanization of the surrounding Arab [and non-Arab] nations into smaller & weaker states so as to not be a threat to ‘israel’

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  77. @Toby Keith
    Well, start boycotting the consumer cartels that fuel their political machine.
    There isn't a one of you who doesn't ELECTIVELY send them at least $500/month for china-junk, "entertainment" and shiny things.

    I boycott the MSM and call and email my rep and senators about the deep state and the wars and etc. and also CHEMTRAILS ie the gov aerosol spraying of the skies over America.

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  78. It’s all turned out well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya; and is doing so in Syria. Everything depends on perspective, or perceptual optics if you will.

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    You're correct. If you're connected in any way to the money pipeline flowing from the Fed to the MIC, things could not possibly be better.
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  79. AnonFromTN [AKA "Anon"] says:

    Anon from TN
    The Empire hates everyone who does not toe its line. It recognizes only two kinds of countries: vassals and enemies. This is suicidal policy, but the US elites are too far gone to reverse this course. A pity: the US could have been a decent country.

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  80. Art says:
    @whyamihere
    If you're going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined. He just does it the "boring, old fashioned" way. That would be indiscriminately bombing and shelling cities.

    ISIS just gets more press because, while they kill less, they make fairly high production, HD videos of beheadings and people being set on fire coupled with threats to attack the West. Meanwhile, that same day, Assad could've killed dozens more via barrel bombs or indiscriminate artillery.

    Also, in Saydnaya prison, 13,000 people have been hanged or tortured to death (estimates of 50 being hanged every day at one point), and 18,000 have starved to death (there's photographic proof). Keep in mind, this is just one prison. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands missing in Syria still. Reports from Assad prisons are horrific, 80 people crammed into cells meant for five, widespread rape, little food etc.

    No, I'm not supporting regime change. I realize brutal dictators like Assad in the Middle East are sometimes all that can keep minorities like Christians or Alawites from being slaughtered. That being said, we shouldn't whitewash Assad and paint him as some benevolent person. He's a very wicked man who is fighting against equally wicked men.

    Stop pretending that everyone Assad's regime has tortured, starved or bombed to death is some hardcore ISIS/Al Qaeda beheader, because that's just not true. I don't have much sympathy for either side in this war, because both have committed horrible atrocities. If I had to pick, I would pick the secular dictator who would protect religious minorities and not require every woman to wear a bag over her head.

    If you’re going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined.

    Oh’ — I see Hasbara Central propaganda. Syria was a stable country under Assad. Jew controlled media pumped up the kill numbers.

    Within mere months Assad had the support of the Syrian people against the Saudi Wahhabist ISIS types. He has survived 5 years because of that support.

    Peace not democracy, is the immediate goal in Syria and all those countries. That can never happen with Zionist Israel pulling Washington’s strings. The enemy of ME peace is the US Javanka cabal.

    Think Peace — Art

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  81. L.K says:
    @Carroll Price
    In my opinion, US forces are in Syria (on Israel's orders) primarily for the purpose of blocking the flow of advanced Iranian weapons reaching Hezbollah via the Shia Crescent extending from Iran across northern Syria and into Lebanon. Although Assad had been an irritant to Israel for quite some time, the bulls eye Israel painted on his back was not there prior to Hezbollah forces cleaning Israel's clock following their ill-fated invasion of Lebanon in 2006. Which as you may recall was supposed to be another routine cake-walk into and out of Lebanon for the purpose of intimidating it's neighbors while buttressing the myth of Israeli invincibility.

    You are correct.

    At around 0:50 of the following RT CrossTalk show, CIA Ray McGovern talks about the Elephant in the room defining the ZUS policy in Syria, i.e. Israel.

    If you listen to what he says, it’s exactly what you have pointed out. Hezbollah’s weapons’ supplies, weather made in Syria itself or the ones from Iran, come through Syria.

    ‘B’, a retired German Army officer who has been writing about the war in Syria since it started, wrote back in 2013, citing M. Oren’s interview with the Israeli media Jpost;
    Syria: Who Really Wants Assad To Go?

    Michael Oren, the outgoing Israeli ambassador to the United States, wants to lift any doubt about who really wants Assad to go:
    “The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran,” he said.
    This was the case, he said, even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated to al-Qaida.

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

    So Israel, according to Oren, would rather have AlQaeda ruling in Syria than the current secular government. Israel is not the only country that has such desire:
    On other issues, Oren – who has contact in Washington with some ambassadors from Persian Gulf countries – said that that “in the last 64 years there has probably never been a greater confluence of interest between us and several Gulf States. With these Gulf States we have agreements on Syria, on Egypt, on the Palestinian issue. We certainly have agreements on Iran. This is one of those opportunities presented by the Arab Spring.”

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/09/syria-who-really-wants-assad-to-go.html

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    Imagine!!!! Jew agent provocateur know how to copy and paste.
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  82. MarkinLA says:
    @anonymous
    Ah, yes, standing - the other beloved judicial punt.

    Are you likewise a lawyer educated here?

    No just some internet moron who remembers cases like the California Prop 8 case.

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  83. Art says:
    @KA
    Not that long ago, any suspicion of the existence e of the difference between stated and unstated mission or between what said and what kept concealed , would have been rejected as Conspiracy Theory by liberal and Conservative votaries of the empire.

    Now it is so much clearly thrown into the darker relief by the unaraveling of the realities for everybody to notice, it is no longer the case.


    1Nikolaos van Dam, a former Dutch ambassador to Iraq and a scholar of the Middle East, said that the Trump administration was supporting the Syrian Kurds “against the explicit wishes of Turkey” because it wanted to keep a foothold in Syria after ISIS collapses. But he warned that this approach was unlikely to succeed if Mr. Assad stayed in power. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/world/middleeast/whats-behind-turkeys-attack-on-syrias-kurds.html The United States, some analysts said, needs to make a better case to the Turkish government for why the American alliance with the Syrian Kurds will most likely outlast the war against the Islamic State.
    2
    “We told the Turks that the Kurds were temporary, tactical, and transactional to defeat ISIS,” said James F. Jeffrey, a former American ambassador to Turkey and Iraq. “Now we need them to contain Iran.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/world/middleeast/turkey-syria-kurds-us.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

    “We told the Turks that the Kurds were temporary, tactical, and transactional to defeat ISIS,” said James F. Jeffrey, a former American ambassador to Turkey and Iraq. “Now we need them to contain Iran.

    What a gross crime – the Kurds are being used by the US government, which is being used by the Jews for the benefit of Israel.

    It is time for peace in the ME – they need it – we need it.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. When we stop killing Muslims – they will stop killing us – not before.

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  84. @bliss_porsena
    It's all turned out well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya; and is doing so in Syria. Everything depends on perspective, or perceptual optics if you will.

    You’re correct. If you’re connected in any way to the money pipeline flowing from the Fed to the MIC, things could not possibly be better.

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  85. Anon-og says:
    @Mike Garrett
    The US is so totally under the control of Israel that it is a bit silly to pretend that there is a lot more going on here. Women and homosexuals make up more than a majority of the population, and where they have run things in places like Sparta there was a flurry of military aggressiveness that did not last long. In any pure democracy they will take over given time, hence democracy has limits as a gift to the world. Sparta and Athens blew themselves out in less time than the USA, but the American demise is clearly on the way. Spartan women pushed militarism, shaming men who were on the streets instead of off with their military unit. They made homosexuality central to Sparta's social life for both men and women. All the Jews who run America need do is ride the contradictions already built in to American life and push the Spartan tendencies already there.

    The central contradiction is between democracy and religion. All religious authority is based on a somewhat scientific approach. Literate men over centuries study history to reveal what patterns have been shown to work best over the long haul. On the other hand democrats believe that truth is self-evident, so to reveal it you just poll everybody. In the present situation regarding Syria the scholars favouring religious authority would make decisions based on study of the situation and a knowledge of what has gone on there throughout history. The democrats would simply poll public opinion to see how much we like the Syrians, and if they are not popular we do whatever is possible to do to screw them. And, when the Jews control your press and are trying to take over that part of the world, naturally you are going to do whatever is in their interest.

    Fascinating – can you post links regarding women, homosexuals and political power Sparta? So many parallels to our situation that I believe it would make for some fascinating reading.

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    There are several web sites out there that discuss Sparta in some detail. A couple of years ago I bought a book of photographs about Afghanistan with a separate text volume that you might find interesting if you appreciated this comment. It is called Afghan Gold, and was printed by the famous German printer Steidl.
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  86. Kaine is suddenly alarmed, a year after Trump took office. Maybe that’s because he liked seeing Trump follow in Obama’s footsteps. I doubt that he’s actually alarmed now. that would require that he understand what is actually going on and he has never shown any sign that he does.

    Kaine’s entire political career is proof that Virginia elections are decided by vote fraud.

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    Sorry but you are not correct. I am no fan of Kaine or of either political party but Kaine has indeed been pressing for a war vote for the past two years, also under Obama. Even if he gets nearly everything else wrong, he is right on this issue for constitutional reasons, which is not to suggest that congress would do anything but vote "yes."
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  87. joe webb says:
    @Toby Keith
    WASP "elites" exercise no independent political power in America. Such assertions are merely Jewish blame-deflecting.

    Jake is correct in his view that US culture is judaized. This is also true of England. This is largely because of our Protestant religion, formed on the basis of bashing the Catholic Church with Old Testamentism.

    Thus, the Arabs are correct in their claim that the whole thing is a Crusade. Jake is probably indebted to The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, by E. Michael Jones. Congrats one way or the other. All this chat about legality is a waste of time

    Jones is a lay Catholic writer, and his website is Culture Wars.

    His discussion of the Reformation should be must reading for all of us. The Jews were part of it inasmuch as they hated the Catholic Church, etc. The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit is cheaper at Culture Wars. it is a thousand pages of history and also other writings about more current affairs.

    I guess that most folks here at Unz are not religious and consequently are not well informed about American Christianity, Protestant as well as Catholic, which has a Me-Too bizarre luv of the jews nowadays.

    One has to have had experience with actually existing Protestants, especially the more rambunctious types who think Jesus is nigh. The Fundamentalists…for lack of a better term, are a large part of Trump’s constituency.

    Trump I think is an Establishment type Protestant, Episcopalian maybe, but he knows where his votes come from.

    Jewish money and jewish media, and jewish mind control is one thing, but none of it is sufficient to compel the Crusade against Arabs. Religion drives the fundamentals in our wars against the Arabs.

    This in no way lessens my own hardline against Arab, etc. immigration of any sort. They are as stupid as our Blacks…at an average of 84 or so. They are as warlike as Jews as well. These Semites have desert religions…Arab and Jew have warrior gods, not peacenik
    gods like Christians …in the first place.

    Magical thinking is still the norm for most folks, even Whites. Presto, the Magic Reveals…the genie in the bottle fulfills every wish. Live forever! Be young forever! Revolution! It will all be Revealed soon!

    There is not a rational dynamic at hand. It is largely irrational, and here we are…the Jews Grin.

    Joe Webb

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  88. @jacques sheete

    There are concerns about Iran
     
    Yes, the "concern" is that they are not yet completely under the boot heels of our masters.

    Any "concerns" beyond that are bulls!t, straight from the premier sh!tholes of the world, Israel and its butt-boy, the USA.

    Great comment. I thought the same thing when I read that statement. My fear is that enough people will not wake up in time to save our nation.

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    Those who think the federal government shutdown precipitated by Chuck "Israel's Shomer" Schumer was about DACA, review the tactics used to gain mass approval of Federal Reserve act -- The DACA gambit might not be a precise match but the same cunning:

    The goal of the DACA-linked shutdown followed by quick re-open , seemingly a loss for Schumer, was really about getting the people of USA to say, WE NEED TO FUND MILITARY, we need a massive military.

    Why do we need a massive military?

    US economy depends on defense spending, yes, and defense contractors have powerful lobbies, yes.

    But the wars this massive military fights are Israel's wars.

    Israelis operate deep within all levels of US Defense systems and 'homeland security,'

    If NSA and other spy agencies spy on everything Americans say, do, spend, think, etc., so does Israel know.

    Buy a new iPhone!
    Don't forget that FIT bracelet: Israel wants to know whose healthy and who's not, and where you live, who you meet, what you say.

    SAMISDAT!

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  89. joe webb says:
    @Jake
    The Israeli-Saudi alliance is one guaranteed to produce needless new chaos. The US would back whatever Israel wants because of the nation's core culture: WASP culture is the product of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, which was a Judaizing heresy.

    And when the Israelis turned to the Saudis, they tickled the deep hearts of all kinds of WASP Elites. By the Victorian era, the pro-Semitism of British Elite WASP culture had begun showing much love for Arabs and Islam. The Israeli-Saudi alliance brings together the two halves of WASP pro-Semitism. It is a Win-Win for all the many pro-Semitic WASP Elites.

    Those who persist in seeing Israel as the poodle that somehow manages to order around the giant, blood-thirsty mastiff simply have no idea of the reality of the relationship. Israel does not trick, nor does it whine and beg, Americans to do Israel's nutty will. Israel is acting out the pro-Jewishness that WASP Elites love, that is at the very heart of the culture, and has been back to its Judaizing heretical source.

    You cannot solve the 'Jewish problem' without also solving the 'WASP problem.'

    right. see my comment down below to Toby Keith. # 87

    The Arabists….a very interesting deviation from the pro-jewish character of Anglo-American views.
    These New England wasps went to Araby to convert, but failing that stuck around in service to their altruism…white. They founded what became the American University in Beirut about 1850. They were recruited by State Dept when no one else around spoke Arabic. They were pro-Arab.

    Kissinger got rid of them and the rest is jewish history.

    The fact that American wasps could like the Arabs, is interesting. It is a case of biology (white temperaments as fairly loving compared to Other races’s temperaments) overcoming religious fanatacism.

    Joe Webb

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    Its strange that it appears the WASP elites, like Jewish elites,
    some side with Semites over other Europeans.

    In fact the West often sided with Arabs for oil and influence in the Middle East,
    until that time where Zionism started gaining more and more influence. Now its about Jews.

    (I am aware that the British, French, and later US have messed with Middle East since at least 1900, probably earlier).

    The Liberals will use both groups which is better deal. And make deals with both. Coups, oil, color revolutions.
    The Republicans appear to be completely Zionist, and only use Arabs for war purposes.
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  90. @Twodees Partain
    Kaine is suddenly alarmed, a year after Trump took office. Maybe that's because he liked seeing Trump follow in Obama's footsteps. I doubt that he's actually alarmed now. that would require that he understand what is actually going on and he has never shown any sign that he does.

    Kaine's entire political career is proof that Virginia elections are decided by vote fraud.

    Sorry but you are not correct. I am no fan of Kaine or of either political party but Kaine has indeed been pressing for a war vote for the past two years, also under Obama. Even if he gets nearly everything else wrong, he is right on this issue for constitutional reasons, which is not to suggest that congress would do anything but vote “yes.”

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    Hi Phil,

    Turkish TV reported yesterday that they are "not alone" in their assault of Afrin, but coordinating with the FSA to mop up DAESH pockets. In response to US demands that the Turks conclude their operations quickly, Erdogan stated that they'd be there as long as necessary, and said that the US is in no position to complain - considering how long they've been in Afghanistan.

    I've long believed that this would be decided on the ground, and prayed for Putin's success. In 2014, David Swanson and other alleged peace activists were calling for cease-fire and negotiation. This would have guaranteed the dissolution of Syria by giving diplomatic standing to al-Nusra and assorted rebel factions. (This is why I'm not swayed by David's holier-than-thou grandstanding.)

    You're sticking with the "Assad's a 'brutal dictator' but he's the best option" meme. Who says? It seems Assad's alleged brutality is made from the same tissue as Iraqi WMD, Iranian nuclear threat, Israeli democracy, and maybe even Nazi gas chambers.

    Does the phrase 'brutal dictator' have a conveniently vague meaning? Not long ago, Phil Farrah whispered to me a graphic allegation of torture, recounted to him by a Syrian. If true, this was carried out by a sadistic jailer/inquisitor. It was torture designed to kill, so therefore, if there were any purpose beyond sheer sadism, used as a threat on a third party. Do heads of state know the details of these inquisitions? Are US presidents apprised in detail of torture at foreign rendition sites, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, etc.?

    How about security services run amok here in the US? Remember Abner Louima? Bill Clinton was a knave and a criminal, but was he a brutal dictator? Did his domestic policies condone the assault on Louima? Is it important to observe such distinctions? Where they lead to justification of war and mass murder, I'd say YES.
    , @Twodees Partain
    Philip, pressing for a war vote doesn't mean that Kaine doesn't approve of Obama's desire for regime change in Syria. I can't compare Kaine's actions to those of Goode when W was declaring his "war on terror". That was a stand on Constitutional principle. Kaine hasn't read the Constitution, apparently. He simply wants to serve Israel.
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  91. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @John Q Public
    "Prudent practitioners of terrorism—the Soviet Union, Egypt under Gamal Nasser, Syria, contemporary Iran—have kept their sponsorship within the bounds of their Euro-American and Israeli victims’ tolerance."

    https://amgreatness.com/2017/11/12/reflections-on-terrorism-idiots-in-paradise/

    “that Islam is irrelevant to the perpetrator’s “extremism.” Every U.S president since George W. Bush has assured Americans that Islam is “the religion of peace.”

    It is as meaningless as is the claims of America having been a force of decency honesty and openness
    If those claims by Islamic texts have numbed the reaction of the Muslims to the atrocities committed in its name, so has the claim of America being exceptional, noble,democratic, and ideal only with millions times worst aftermath following any and each of the American forays .

    The name of the site- AMERICAN F+GREATNESS- says it all

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  92. joe webb says:

    Whatever my earlier criticisms of Geraldi, I withdraw all of them and thank him for his good work.
    Joe Webb

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  93. Sherman says:
    @jacques sheete

    Kaine has been consistent in his demands for a congressional vote on US warmaking – we have to give people credit when they are right
     
    We do have to give the proper people credit, but there's little doubt that he's pushing for a vote because it's virtually certain to get approval from that traitorous gang. It's a move that'll doubtlessly offer a patina of legitimacy for another destructive, murderous entanglement.

    These people are crafty and we cannot afford to take anything they or their myrmidons do at face value.

    (Of course I'm just a dumb goy paranoid conspiracy theorist!)

    “Of course I’m just a dumb goy paranoid conspiracy theorist!”

    Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and “lonely” in your description of yourself.

    Sherm

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    What's really dumb is that you believe in the scientifically impossible 'Nazi gas chambers'.
    You believe in millions of allegedly buried Jew corpses of which there has been no actual excavations where those alleged remains can be shown.

    Healthy Jews at Auschwitz 'liberation':

    http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/PICS31/85600.jpg
    http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/PICS31/66935a.jpg

    www.codoh.com

    , @jacques sheete

    Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and “lonely” in your description of yourself.
     
    Don't be so envious; with enough time effort you may rise to the level of one or two of those traits yourself.

    Never give up!

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  94. L.K says:

    Julian Assange: US & Israel Planned To Overthrow Assad In 2006
    Cables reveal that before the beginning of the Syrian revolt and civil war, the United States hoped to overthrow Assad and create strife between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

    by Kit O’Connell

    Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis. …
    The United States and its allies in the Middle East, including Turkey and Israel, have been frequently accused of contributing to the ongoing destabilization of Syria in the wake of the uprising and subsequent civil war which began in 2011. But according to cables from the WikiLeaks archive, discussed in the Syria chapter of Assange’s book, plans to deliberately destabilize the region go back at least five years further. …
    WikiLeaks cables reveal that these plans came from the Israeli government, and show that the U.S. government intended to work with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and Egypt to encourage the breakdown of the Assad regime as a way of also weakening Iran and Hezbollah.

    “[I]f Syria sufficiently destabilized, it might be in a position where it can keep the Golan Heights forever, or even advance that territory,” Assange said.

    According to Assange, the cable illuminates how the current Syrian crisis reflects U.S. influence on the Middle East, particularly the ways it has used its allies to put pressure on the country. “Part of the problem in Syria is that you have a number of US allies surrounding it, principally Saudi and Qatar, that are funneling in weapons,” Assange noted, adding that it shows how the U.S. uses its over 100 army bases and network of embassies to further its imperialist interests.

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/julian-assange-us-israel-planned-to-overthrow-assad-in-2006/209493/

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  95. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I guess dictators like Assad get too accustomed to having everyone around them at their beck and call and become oblivious to reality. An amusing side effect are the bizarre sartorial tastes of, say, Kim Jong Il, Saparmurat Niyazov or Muamar Qadafi. At least Assad got rid of that Hitler moustache.

    But maybe it was too much to expect that Assad would realize that the Golan is gone for good and that his terrorism games are little more than an annoyance for the Israeli war machine. I wonder if Assad even knows how much he is outclassed militarily, technologically, and—frankly—civilizationally.

    Upping the moustache game was too little, too late. The guy had it coming. Vae victis!

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    Vae victis!
     
    Don't you mean Israel Heil?

    At least Assad got rid of that Hitler moustache.
     
    Assad had a Hitler moustache? That's kinda new to me.
    , @Kolo
    #MoronAlert
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  96. Virgile says:

    Bashar al Assad is the only Arab leader to tell Israel that until they change their apartheid policy towards the Palestinians and stop occupying Arab lands, he will do all he can to make their life difficult. He is the only Arab leader who is not deterred by the enormous military power of the USA and its arrogance.
    The USA wants Arab leaders to be obedient and passive. Bashar Al Assad like Gamal Abdel Nasser is not. That is why they want to destroy him, like they want to destroy Iran religious leader and other leaders who just say NO.
    After 7 years they have created a humanitarian catastrophe, they have destroyed the country, had hundred of thousands killed, millions displaced but Bashar al Assad and the Syrians are still standing and refuse to bow.
    Despite the powerful pro-zionist propaganda, together with Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, Bahar al Assad may be seen as heroic as David facing Goliath

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    Well said
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  97. Sean says:

    The US could have demanded the attack stop or else, but it hasn’t. So the US does not seem to be acting as if it wants to preserve its influence and assets in Syria. Turkey is taking the US reaction as a green light.

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  98. @Anon-og
    Fascinating - can you post links regarding women, homosexuals and political power Sparta? So many parallels to our situation that I believe it would make for some fascinating reading.

    There are several web sites out there that discuss Sparta in some detail. A couple of years ago I bought a book of photographs about Afghanistan with a separate text volume that you might find interesting if you appreciated this comment. It is called Afghan Gold, and was printed by the famous German printer Steidl.

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    Thank you, Mike. Much appreciated, you are a studious man as it looks like you have done your homework on me. The photobook looks interesting, will be heartbreaking to see just how much for the worse Afghanistan has turned since I was born there in the late 70s.
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  99. ANON • Disclaimer says:
    @Che Guava
    The timing of publication of this good piece by the great Mr. Giraldi here is odd.

    The Turks are already attacking northern Syria in the area where the USA was trying to set up a stupid border force, apparently Turks are using jihadi forces previously trained by the USA, since they are using the same name.

    Operation Maximum Havoc?

    As I was pointing out abt. two years ago, it is easy to find testimonials to Dr. Bashar Assad's skills and kindness as an opthalmologist when he had a practise in London, in British gutter tabloids (their 'resposible' press would never reporting such things).

    This whole thing is the new nadir for Israel's 'Let's you fight them'mentality. Backfiring now that creepy Sultan Erdogan is attacking Kurdish forces long cultivated by Israel.

    To me, the logical solution would have been a unitary Syrian state with restored secular govt.

    May it still happen!

    To me, the logical solution would have been a unitary Syrian state with restored secular govt.
    May it still happen!

    Moshe Ya’alon,
    Israel Defense Minister,
    with Aaron David Miller, March 2016,
    Wilson Center [Zionist Occupied Territory, Jane Harman, Proconsul]

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?406449-1/israeli-defense-minister-moshe-yaalon-remarks&start=2461

    @ 41 min:

    If I have to think about any kind of psychological situation in Syria as well as in Iraq, we have the two Kurdish sectors in Iraq and Syria.
    The only way that we can live is to have a kind of federation. There is no other way to unify Syria.
    Also, I’m talking about strategy to unify Syria through Bashar Al Assad or someone else, leading Syria. No chance! Wishful thinking!
    And to talk about a kind of federation, we have already constrained [inaudible] Bashar Al Assad — he controls today only 30% of his former territory. That’s it.

    We have seen a Kurdistan already: we know the turks are not happy with it but in the end, there is a Kurdish autonomy in Syria, there is a Kurdish autonomy in Iraq. We might think about a Kurdistan in Syria; they might cooperate with the regime as they do now. The problem is when it comes to the Sunnis, we have DAESH, Jabat al Nusra, Al Qaeda followers, Muslim Brotherhood elements. [inaudible]

    So first of all, let’s find a way to have a kind of federation or whatever, let’s also agree to have this kind of federation and then fighting the other or whatever. The problem is that there are so many contradictory interests regarding the situation in Syria.
    As an example, there are those who support Bashar Al Assad’s regime, like Iran, Hezbollah, Russia — today, with its intervention in Syria. And even western parties first of all believing Iran should be a central part of the settlement or the solution as I mentioned earlier.
    So —the Kurds demonstrated their capabilities to fight DAESH, when they were supported. Why not support other moderates in Syria, like Sunni moderates, to fight for their cause?
    Most of them were ignored. Western parties decided to sit on the fence and the Kurds in Syria were defeated by DAESH [inaudible] to the point that it started to get support. And then you have to settle this contradictory interest with Turkey. Saudi Arabia its own interest.
    Yet there is a need for different grand strategy regarding Syria.
    But the idea to unify Syria back, to become as it was in the past is wishful thinking.

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    I would prefer if you were posting under a real u-name, but you are choosing not to.

    Am not having to watch the video to believing your quote, and it is evil.

    To me, the natural political and military solution for Syrian Kurds would have been an alliance with the Syrian govt., driving out the Islamist nutcases together, on condition of some degree of autonomy in the end.

    Instead, their political leaders were making arrangements only with Israel and the USA.

    Absolute failure of thought, and now, the normal people there, not the political class, who likely have bolt-holes and foreign passports, suffer an attack from Turkey, boots on the ground courtesy (mainly) of USA-trained jihadis, black joke indeed.
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  100. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Herman Stottmann
    Great comment. I thought the same thing when I read that statement. My fear is that enough people will not wake up in time to save our nation.

    Those who think the federal government shutdown precipitated by Chuck “Israel’s Shomer” Schumer was about DACA, review the tactics used to gain mass approval of Federal Reserve act — The DACA gambit might not be a precise match but the same cunning:

    The goal of the DACA-linked shutdown followed by quick re-open , seemingly a loss for Schumer, was really about getting the people of USA to say, WE NEED TO FUND MILITARY, we need a massive military.

    Why do we need a massive military?

    US economy depends on defense spending, yes, and defense contractors have powerful lobbies, yes.

    But the wars this massive military fights are Israel’s wars.

    Israelis operate deep within all levels of US Defense systems and ‘homeland security,’

    If NSA and other spy agencies spy on everything Americans say, do, spend, think, etc., so does Israel know.

    Buy a new iPhone!
    Don’t forget that FIT bracelet: Israel wants to know whose healthy and who’s not, and where you live, who you meet, what you say.

    SAMISDAT!

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  101. @anonymous
    Thus sayeth the robed as it suits their institutional role and interests.

    The same tribunal, however, can redefine marriage on a 5-4 vote, tell Florida how to conduct elections, determine when life begins in the womb, etc.

    If, since Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court is the supposed arbiter of what is authorized by the Constitution, then why shy from addressing a direct violation of its explicit warmaking provision?

    Your reply may have tamped down Amomynous, but the mere incantation of the penumbralators themselves is not much of an answer.

    My hunch is that you're a lawyer who graduated from an American law school.

    Your hunch is right and MarkinLa’s comment on standing is quite good. I’ve been disgusted by Supreme Court decisions beginning in the 1950s and continuing until today, but I didn’t feel like writing a long post on “non-justiciable political controversies.”

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    Surely you meant the 1850s, not the 1950s: the 1850s gave the US South v Maryland (59 U.S. 18 How. 396 [1855]) which made it clear that there is no positive duty of care imposed on "law enforcement" to protect individuals or their property.

    That decision should have caused the scales to fall from the eyes of the livestock: it effectively said that an individual citizen cannot sue the system if the system failed to "protect and serve".

    What that ruling made clear, is that "law enforcement" is established to keep us serfs in line (by making sure we obey) - and that all slogans (e.g., "protect and serve") are misdirectional eyewash (the pigs protect the political class and serve the political class, not us... the better to enable the parasites to live in bigger, shinier palaces).

    At that point, the citizenry ought to have overthrown the government - after all, the BlackRobes had literally just said that the government had no duty of care to its citizens.

    The citizenry didn't overthrown the government (at least, that's what happened in my version of the simulation), and the law as "interpreted" by the BlackRobes in 1955 is still canonical (thanks to the stupid doctrine of stare decisis - which rivals papal infallibility for hubris).

    There have been a string of decisions by the BlackRobes that make it absolutely clear that they are power's handmaidens forst and foremost: they do not work for society - they work for the political class. The hint is that the whole "sombre gravitas" schtick is so reminiscent of Catholic litursgy (or at the very least, High Church Protestantism) - including all the trappings of senior ecclesiasts (the whole 'gown' dressup thing: if their opinions were inherently meritorious, they could deliver their decisions in t-shirts and track pants).

    It used to stagger me that the median individual could not see the scam - that we are semi-free-range livestock, and governments are tax farms ("semi-free-range": large cages, but still cages - try leaving your national jurisdiction without getting your ear-tag checked).
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  102. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The Donald Trump administration is 100% neocon. Save Syria, impeach Trump? Wouldn’t make a difference, but it would make for riveting entertainment.

    Trump actor did everything he was supposed to: sabre dance for Lockheed Martin in the pre-coup House of Saud, launched a flurry of Raytheon into a Syrian airfiled and has had his three stooges: Mattis, McMaster and Tillerson variously prance like arms lobbyists while it’s been revealed he fucked a porn star but good when his Euro-bride was pregnant.

    Evangelicals have grown weary of the profound immorality. All the propagandists have walked back their adulation of the mafia realtor from the time of the rigged referendum, Paul Craig Roberts included.

    Conclusion? To distract from the usual imperial movements in Syria, we need an impeachment. It changes nothing but is superior entertainment – something to consume Americans into the spring.

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  103. @L.K
    You are correct.

    At around 0:50 of the following RT CrossTalk show, CIA Ray McGovern talks about the Elephant in the room defining the ZUS policy in Syria, i.e. Israel.

    If you listen to what he says, it's exactly what you have pointed out. Hezbollah's weapons' supplies, weather made in Syria itself or the ones from Iran, come through Syria.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd5fuAUM2BM

    'B', a retired German Army officer who has been writing about the war in Syria since it started, wrote back in 2013, citing M. Oren's interview with the Israeli media Jpost;
    Syria: Who Really Wants Assad To Go?

    Michael Oren, the outgoing Israeli ambassador to the United States, wants to lift any doubt about who really wants Assad to go:
    “The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran,” he said.
    This was the case, he said, even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated to al-Qaida.

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

    So Israel, according to Oren, would rather have AlQaeda ruling in Syria than the current secular government. Israel is not the only country that has such desire:
    On other issues, Oren – who has contact in Washington with some ambassadors from Persian Gulf countries – said that that “in the last 64 years there has probably never been a greater confluence of interest between us and several Gulf States. With these Gulf States we have agreements on Syria, on Egypt, on the Palestinian issue. We certainly have agreements on Iran. This is one of those opportunities presented by the Arab Spring.”
     
    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/09/syria-who-really-wants-assad-to-go.html

    Imagine!!!! Jew agent provocateur know how to copy and paste.

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  104. L.K says:

    In the dirty proxy war against Syria, huge numbers of Syrian “rebels” were recruited from over 80 different countries.

    A few days ago I saw the case of a Nusra field commander from Maldives(!) who got kia in one of the Syrian fronts.
    Even the British sponsored disinfo one man outfit pompously called SOHR, has recently admitted that while the vast majority of fatalities on the Government side are from Syria, a slight majority of the dead ‘rebels’ is actually made up of non Syrians… sponsored by the ZUS led coalition… such is the nature of the “civil” war in Syria.
    Of the thousands of jihadists from Tunisia, some who survived have returned disillusioned… others have reported on the many dirty tactics used in Syria, in order to cause sectarian strife.

    Tunisian ex-Jihadist tells you why he stopped fighting alongside the FSA

    Tunisian Jihadist Admits We Destroyed & Desecrated Mosques in Syria to Cause Defections in Army

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  105. chris says:
    @Anonymous
    Didn't spooks like Giraldi work to install Bashar's daddy and Saddam Hussein?

    if he did, then that’s another great reason to be grateful to him for.

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  106. @Ilyana_Rozumova
    It is not Washington who hates Bashar.
    It is stupid Jews like anon, and LK here who hate Bashar.

    ALL of the 911 Wars have been to implement ERETZ ISRAEL- nothing else. Not pipelines, not oil, not refugees or WMDs. The triumph by the MSM- and now totally infiltrated and neutered “alt media”- is to call the Iraq Wmd sequel of invading Syria w/ foreign mercenary death squads as a “civil war”.
    Syria was under INTENSE attack as the next ‘domino’ in 2003 already and the first fake ‘Arab Spring’ was in 2005; kicked off by “Lebanon’s 911″: the car bombing of PM Rafiq Hariri to frame Syria and overthrow its govt. WHERE ARE YOUR MEMORIES?? Are y’all dead?

    http://www.arkofcrisis.com/id51.html

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    This is the first time I've seen a muslim use "y'all". I heard a neighbor, who is a Palestinian Arab say, "Oh Lordy" once, but she had lived in the South since she was a child.
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  107. chris says:
    @Hubbard

    Someone should remind the president that similar scenarios did not turn out very well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. No one should expect that Syria will be any different.
     
    Are we incompetent or it is intentional?

    Either way it has empowered the Shia Crescent and today Iran is at the doorsteps of ISISRael. Netanyahu had visited Putin bunch of times in the last year or more of Obama's Presidency. He care less for Putin now and seems very happy full of confidence. There is always calm before the storm.


    Think Peace - Paul!

    And then there is one other little complication, which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.

    ‘Laws ??? We don’t need no stinkin laws !’

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  108. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous
    I guess dictators like Assad get too accustomed to having everyone around them at their beck and call and become oblivious to reality. An amusing side effect are the bizarre sartorial tastes of, say, Kim Jong Il, Saparmurat Niyazov or Muamar Qadafi. At least Assad got rid of that Hitler moustache.

    But maybe it was too much to expect that Assad would realize that the Golan is gone for good and that his terrorism games are little more than an annoyance for the Israeli war machine. I wonder if Assad even knows how much he is outclassed militarily, technologically, and—frankly—civilizationally.

    Upping the moustache game was too little, too late. The guy had it coming. Vae victis!

    Vae victis!

    Don’t you mean Israel Heil?

    At least Assad got rid of that Hitler moustache.

    Assad had a Hitler moustache? That’s kinda new to me.

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  109. L.K says:

    From the article:
    …to include renewed demands that the country’s President Bashar al-Assad “must go,” reiterated by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last Wednesday. He said “But let us be clear: The United States will maintain a military presence in Syria, focused on ensuring ISIS cannot re-emerge.”

    Right. The ZUS coalition created ISIS – and the other Takfiri militias, like Nusra – as a way to achieve its goals in Syria and Iraq. The obvious ploy also focuses entirely on ISIS, while conveniently ignoring the other Takfiri militias, which are generally referred to as ‘rebels”…
    The reality is that ISIS, Al Qaeda in Syria(Nusra) & all other Salafist groups which were, from day one, the real “rebel” fighting forces on the ground, were created/funded and armed by the US coalition, in order to overthrow the Syrian government & justify US meddling in Iraq and Syria

    The Nusra Front( Al Qaeda in Syria), now HTS, was an Al Qaeda in Iraq splinter group, just like ISIS. They are the de facto rulers in Idlib province, which they & their allies overran in the Spring of 2015.
    Remember that when you hear the msm presstitutes going on about the Syrian “regime” attack on the poor rebels in Idlib.

    From Prof. Anderson’s book “The Dirty War on Syria”, we read:

    In mid-2012, US intelligence reported two important facts about the violence in Syria.
    Firstly, most of the armed ‘insurgency’ was being driven by extremist al Qaeda groups, and second, the sectarian aim of those groups was ‘exactly’ what the US and its allies wanted.
    The DIA(Defense Intelligence Agency) wrote:
    ‘The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria … There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers [The West, Gulf monarchies and Turkey] to the [Syrian] opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime’ (DIA 2012).
    The US also observed (and certainly did not stop) the channelling of arms from Benghazi in Libya to ‘al Qaeda groups’ in Syria, in August 2012.

    New Evidence US Backed ISIS – Ron Paul

    Ex-DIA boss Michael Flynn: White House took “willful decision” to fund, train Syria Islamists ISIS

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  110. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Michael Kenny
    Let’s not beat around the bush. We all know this is about Putin. Putin is propping up Assad and is now irreversibly bogged down in Syria. As long as there are US forces in the area, he’s a sitting duck. The US can relaunch the war any time it likes and all Putin can do is choose which sauce he’s going to be eaten with. If he gets into a one-on-one fight with the US, he’s bound to lose and probably lose everything, including Ukraine and maybe even see the Russian Federation disintegrate. If he lets Assad go under, he discredits himself with his elderly Soviet-generation backers at home, which will probably cause him to lose power. Thus, the “secret” for Putin’s American supporters is to persuade their fellow Americans to capitulate to Putin using any pretext they can come up with. And so ... The American plan is a ramshackle that won’t work. The Turks are against it. It violates international law. It violates US law. American politicians are against it. Assad is backed by the mighty and irresistible hordes of Russia, Iran, and even the Yellow Peril. The local “bad guys”, Israel and Saudi Arabia are against Assad. Then, contradicting the previous point, US is allied to anti-Israeli terrorists. Assad is immensely popular in Syria. The only alternative to him is chaos. There’s no American interest at stake. That makes eleven different arguments unrelated to each other than by the fact that they all lead to the conclusion that Putin should be allowed to win. That sort of wild “fire in every direction” presentation suggests panic.
    One might also ask why some Americans are so hell bent on persuading their fellow Americans that their country should submit voluntarily and without a fight to a humiliating defeat, probably the most humiliating defeat in their history, a defeat, indeed, which, if it undermines the dollar’s role as world reserve currency, could lead to a Soviet-style implosion in the US itself. That foreigners might want to see such a thing happen is perfectly logical. That Americans might want it to happen seems to fly in the face of the “tribal” nature of the human species.

    Putin didn’t create any homeless encampments in the USA.

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    Putin didn’t create any homeless encampments in the USA.
     
    Who knows, who knows. Where there is smoke there is fire etc.

    There should be an enquiry into this, let the facts speak for themselves.

    I'm sure we can find higly paid well-connected individuals who would be willing to work hard on this, as well as representatives who would be willing to take up this issue for a small .... "fee".
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  111. chris says:
    @Jon Halpenny
    British and Israel planned Syria regime change


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFHdiw4D7tk

    Eric Margolis was telling Scott Horton in 2014 that his contacts in the French Secret Service told him they were active in Syria, trying to help the Rebels (Al Qaeda) take down the Assad regime back then ! (so the guy in the video is leaving the French participation out of his story)

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    All too likely.

    French broadcasters were spamming public opinion with "we must do something" soundbites and ululations from 2012 onwards.

    Syrian expats were less impressed seeing their homeland go up in flames through a collusion of Sarkozy/Hollande governments and various extremist riff-raff (however, in the case of Syria, the riff-raff infestation is a consequence of "the biter bit" as Syria gaily let would-be martyrs into Iraq during the early occupation era)

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/14/france-active-policy-syria-assad-isis-paris-attacks-air-strikes

    In many ways [France's] policy is similar to Britain’s, but France has pushed diplomatically for stronger measures, including a recent proposal for a UN resolution designed to protect civilians from the barrel bombs used by Syrian government forces.

    In 2013, when Assad was accused of using chemical weapons that killed 1,400 people in the Ghouta area near Damascus, Paris called for military intervention but was isolated after the US president, Barack Obama, refused to act despite the breach of what he had earlier declared was a “red line”. Opposition by US Congress and the British parliament reflected a deep reluctance for direct military intervention.

    France has continued to stand firm on the demand that Assad must go if the four-and-a-half-year-long war is to end. Britain, like the US, has been signalling that he could remain in a transitional government for a a few months.

     

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  112. voltaire says:

    After reading the many comment here that could be considered anti-Israel, I started wondering just how many posters here are using methods to make themselves truly anonymous online so that they are not susceptible to being traced by the ever diligent supporters of Israel who are active worldwide.

    At an absolute minimum, you should only be posting here using the Tor browser:

    https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html#warning

    And, you should also be using VPN (virtual private network) software installed on your computer. The good VPN programs are, by the way, are not free. (I would be be VERY suspicious of those that are given away without charge). I personally use Windscribe. There are many others also available.

    Also, don’t make yourself easily traceable by getting lazy and using a posting name that you use on less reliable websites elsewhere.

    Don”t be lax about your own security. Otherwise you might, at a minimum, end up losing your job (or friends) over comments made here or in a worse case scenario experience an unwelcome knock on you front door at night if things continue to deteriorate..

    Here are some other privacy tools from the Electronic Frontier website:

    https://www.eff.org/pages/tools

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    There was a decent chat about Internet privacy here several months ago.
    Handle "eagle eye" (if I properly remember) had some good posts there.

    Bottom line, though: there is NO privacy on the Internet if THEY want to get to you.

    Now....if you are really good in networking you can have sniffers and such and see what traffic goes out/in and, with additional hard work go from there. Could get complicated fast though.

    The problem with Tor and/or VPN is very simple: why would you want to use it?
    THEY can see that particular traffic easily and THEN could ask themselves the question above.
    And then you could have a problem: "how about we dig about this guy a bit ?" Of course they can backtrack that packet stream to your physical address.

    And, then: "we are not sure still, how about we put this guy under surveillance?".
    And THEN you have a big problem.

    Could even get bigger:" well, surveillance didn't give us anything definite, how about we bring him up for questioning"?
    Etc........................

    So, while technologically, yes, you can get a pretty decent privacy on the Internet it could create different, more serious, set of problems.

    Hard call.
    , @Anonymous
    No one is anonymous here. Tor is not going to make you anonymous, the EFF is an industry supported front group that pretends to be pro-privacy but is mostly vapor activism.

    The entire purpose of Unz review and other social media is to capitalize on the fact that most possibilities for privacy don't exist. If you have a security clearance or work in certain industries you are constantly reminded to avoid social media where the CIA and their associates regularly conduct their operations.

    Let's get back to it, shall we?

    The Jews hate Assad but they control the US Government so that's why Israel is really behind the whole Syria war thing. Those neocon guys I tell ya, they really control Trump and the Israelis control too, and they must be using Mossad mind control because Trump was a good guy a little while ago. Man, we're doomed to destroy Syria because Israel. You can't trust the guys who are really doing it for Israel's benefit - instead of supporting the real America like they should. Should we just learn Hebrew?

    , @Carroll Price
    That's the most unique Hasbara attempt at silencing criticism of Jews I've ever seen or heard of. I sincerely hope I don't have to tell you where you can stick it.
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  113. Ace says:
    @jacques sheete
    Good comment.

    May I suggest a little tweak to it?

    If there were a magic solution to keep the government in check, one that didn’t involve alert and principled citizens, the drafters would likely have thought of it if they were principled themselves.

    It's important to realize that it was a set of scum balls who cooked up the constitution and imposed it on the rest of us for their own benefit. They were not principled people; the "anti-federalists" were.

    Those who objected to the imposition of the constitution were not only the ones with any principles at all, but they were correct.

    The Founders didn’t “impose” the Constitution on anyone.

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    Yes, they did. If you're unaware of how the Constitution was designed and enacted, you should make an effort to learn about it.
    , @jacques sheete

    The Founders didn’t “impose” the Constitution on anyone.
     
    Bless you little one!

    Do you have any evidence for your assertion? If so, I'd love to see it.

    PS: I highly doubt that you know more about it than Nock...

    The Constitution looked fairly good on paper, but it was not a popular document; people were suspicious of it, and suspicious of the enabling legislation that was being erected upon it. There was some ground for this. The Constitution had been laid down under unacceptable auspices; its history had been that of a coup d'état.

    It had been drafted, in the first place, by men representing special economic interests. Four-fifths of them were public creditors, one-third were land speculators, and one-fifth represented interests in shipping, manufacturing, and merchandising. Most of them were lawyers. Not one of them represented the interest of production — Vilescit origine tali. (the dice were loaded from the start)

    Albert Jay Nock, Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

    mises.org/daily/4254
     
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  114. El Dato says:
    @Chris Mallory
    The Kurds claimed to have already knocked out one Turkish tank.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Xg87AY2po

    …with US ordinance, I suppose.

    (The whole region sounds like a fresh market for US antitank missiles recently delivered to Ukraine. “Lord of War II: Syrian Job” when?)

    Also, I hear there was another “gas attack in east Ghouta”, conveniently just before the self-selected, non-UN ‘International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons’ met in Paris. Tillerson has already unpacked his menacing dick and is waving it around, particularly at Russia.

    Convenient like that last gas attack in Ghouta, just when the UN delegation had arrived at the hotel two blocks or so away.

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  115. L.K says:

    Giraldi:

    There is considerable evidence that Bashar al-Assad is actually supported by a large majority of the Syrian people, even among those who would welcome more democracy, because they know the alternative to him is chaos

    This was true early on, even before the nature of the “opposition” became totally clear for all Syrians.

    Even an early Qatari funded poll, Qatar being very heavily involved in arming Wahhabi militants in Syria from the start, discovered exactly that. More recent research indicates Assad’s popularity is much higher now.

    Most Syrians back President Assad, but you’d never know from western media
    by Jonathan Steele

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jan/17/syrians-support-assad-western-propaganda

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  116. renfro says:

    The Donald Trump administration is planning to install a 30,000 strong armed “security force” in northern Syria along the borders with Turkey and Iraq.

    This isn’t about IS….. its about setting up a situation which can lead to an incident with US troops that can be used as a reason to finally oust Assad and to start attacks on Iran.

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    So true
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  117. bluedog says:
    @jacques sheete

    And Israel does not usually deal with the USA through diplomatic channels. Instead, it issues orders directly to the President and Congress.
     
    Excellent point in a fine comment.

    Again, I would submit – in all seriousness – that the US government does not (and has not for many decades) had normal diplomatic relations with any country.
     
    Americans ought to realize, and think about, the fact that the US did not have diplomatic relations with the USSR from the Bolshie (Oct) Rev in 1917 until FDR recognized it in 1933, and by that time it was well known to be a brutal slave and police state and had killed millions of its own. In fact Stalin's Holodomor mass starvation of Ukrainians had just ended resulting in the deaths of 7 - 10 million in 1932- 1933.

    The Nazis had just come into power and would not be a force to be reckoned with for some time.

    American ought to spend a few minutes thinking about that if they haven't already.

    Americans ought to realize, and think about the fact that we have been at war for some 220 years with our own killing fields,both by our own hands and the hands behind the scenes..

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    Americans ought to realize, and think about the fact that we have been at war for some 220 years with our own killing fields,both by our own hands and the hands behind the scenes..
     
    Most certainly.

    There are many others that could be added to the list, but most people would blow a gasket with what we've posted so far.
    , @Jo Jones
    I've read that French archaeologists estimated that there were between 25 and 75 million native people in the United States before the Europeans arrived. I don't think anybody or any nation can top United States of America when it comes to massacring innocent human beings.
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  118. peterAUS says:
    @voltaire
    After reading the many comment here that could be considered anti-Israel, I started wondering just how many posters here are using methods to make themselves truly anonymous online so that they are not susceptible to being traced by the ever diligent supporters of Israel who are active worldwide.

    At an absolute minimum, you should only be posting here using the Tor browser:

    https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html#warning

    And, you should also be using VPN (virtual private network) software installed on your computer. The good VPN programs are, by the way, are not free. (I would be be VERY suspicious of those that are given away without charge). I personally use Windscribe. There are many others also available.

    Also, don't make yourself easily traceable by getting lazy and using a posting name that you use on less reliable websites elsewhere.

    Don"t be lax about your own security. Otherwise you might, at a minimum, end up losing your job (or friends) over comments made here or in a worse case scenario experience an unwelcome knock on you front door at night if things continue to deteriorate..

    Here are some other privacy tools from the Electronic Frontier website:

    https://www.eff.org/pages/tools

    There was a decent chat about Internet privacy here several months ago.
    Handle “eagle eye” (if I properly remember) had some good posts there.

    Bottom line, though: there is NO privacy on the Internet if THEY want to get to you.

    Now….if you are really good in networking you can have sniffers and such and see what traffic goes out/in and, with additional hard work go from there. Could get complicated fast though.

    The problem with Tor and/or VPN is very simple: why would you want to use it?
    THEY can see that particular traffic easily and THEN could ask themselves the question above.
    And then you could have a problem: “how about we dig about this guy a bit ?” Of course they can backtrack that packet stream to your physical address.

    And, then: “we are not sure still, how about we put this guy under surveillance?”.
    And THEN you have a big problem.

    Could even get bigger:” well, surveillance didn’t give us anything definite, how about we bring him up for questioning”?
    Etc……………………

    So, while technologically, yes, you can get a pretty decent privacy on the Internet it could create different, more serious, set of problems.

    Hard call.

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  119. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @voltaire
    After reading the many comment here that could be considered anti-Israel, I started wondering just how many posters here are using methods to make themselves truly anonymous online so that they are not susceptible to being traced by the ever diligent supporters of Israel who are active worldwide.

    At an absolute minimum, you should only be posting here using the Tor browser:

    https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html#warning

    And, you should also be using VPN (virtual private network) software installed on your computer. The good VPN programs are, by the way, are not free. (I would be be VERY suspicious of those that are given away without charge). I personally use Windscribe. There are many others also available.

    Also, don't make yourself easily traceable by getting lazy and using a posting name that you use on less reliable websites elsewhere.

    Don"t be lax about your own security. Otherwise you might, at a minimum, end up losing your job (or friends) over comments made here or in a worse case scenario experience an unwelcome knock on you front door at night if things continue to deteriorate..

    Here are some other privacy tools from the Electronic Frontier website:

    https://www.eff.org/pages/tools

    No one is anonymous here. Tor is not going to make you anonymous, the EFF is an industry supported front group that pretends to be pro-privacy but is mostly vapor activism.

    The entire purpose of Unz review and other social media is to capitalize on the fact that most possibilities for privacy don’t exist. If you have a security clearance or work in certain industries you are constantly reminded to avoid social media where the CIA and their associates regularly conduct their operations.

    Let’s get back to it, shall we?

    The Jews hate Assad but they control the US Government so that’s why Israel is really behind the whole Syria war thing. Those neocon guys I tell ya, they really control Trump and the Israelis control too, and they must be using Mossad mind control because Trump was a good guy a little while ago. Man, we’re doomed to destroy Syria because Israel. You can’t trust the guys who are really doing it for Israel’s benefit – instead of supporting the real America like they should. Should we just learn Hebrew?

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    The entire purpose of Unz review and other social media is to capitalize on the fact that most possibilities for privacy don’t exist.
     
    I am not quit sure I understood this sentence.

    You mean this is, among other things, a "honeypot" to have "alt guys" converge in one place and then get them into ...the database ?
    Technically, yes, quite possible.

    Socially/politically, at this stage, well, I just don't think so.
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  120. L.K says:

    Giraldi:

    Hopefully the Syrians, backed by Iran, Russia and China will prevent that from happening and as the U.S. did not directly engage in much of the hard fighting that destroyed ISIS, it thankfully has little leverage over what comes next.

    Indeed.
    Syria – Turks Attack Afrin, U.S. Strategy Fails, Kurds Again Chose The Losing Side

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/01/syria-turks-attack-afrin-us-strategy-fails-kurds-again-chose-the-losing-side-.html

    As for those who truly fought against ISIS; in Iraq, job was largely done by the hastily formed & Iranian backed PMUs. In Syria, by the Syrian army and paramilitaries backed by Russia, Hezbollah & Iran.

    Footage found on dead isis fighter as his battle group was destroyed in combat against Syrian & Hezbollah troops in Eastern Syria, Deir Ezor. Desperate Militants film their own death.

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  121. Sean says:

    He didn’t have to, but Obama asked for support for an airstrike on Syria and the country was against it. Even Obama was not that keen. The deep state of the US jdefinately didn’t want to take out Assad. What happens within Syria is relatively unimportant. The US could have stop Turkey with a threat. Turkey got a pass because the US is worried about Jordan’s stability if ME borders get altered by a Kurdish state

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    The US could have stop Turkey with a threat.
     
    That ship has likely sailed.
    , @Sean
    The US has the power, and Turkey can hardly turn to Russia.
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  122. Wally says: • Website
    @Sherman
    "Of course I'm just a dumb goy paranoid conspiracy theorist!"

    Pretty accurate, but you should add the words "insane", "loser" and "lonely" in your description of yourself.

    Sherm

    What’s really dumb is that you believe in the scientifically impossible ‘Nazi gas chambers’.
    You believe in millions of allegedly buried Jew corpses of which there has been no actual excavations where those alleged remains can be shown.

    Healthy Jews at Auschwitz ‘liberation’:
    http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/PICS31/66935a.jpg

    http://www.codoh.com

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  123. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous
    Putin didn't create any homeless encampments in the USA.

    Putin didn’t create any homeless encampments in the USA.

    Who knows, who knows. Where there is smoke there is fire etc.

    There should be an enquiry into this, let the facts speak for themselves.

    I’m sure we can find higly paid well-connected individuals who would be willing to work hard on this, as well as representatives who would be willing to take up this issue for a small …. “fee”.

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  124. chris says:
    @LondonBob
    Looks like the usual crowd has populated the White House, so the US remains a country that needs to be contained. Perhaps Europe is finally tiring of the endless chaos on our borders.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPC9E62AOhk

    Very interesting video Bob, but is Hitchens giving this speech at a hairdresser’s convention ?

    To claim that “idealism in foreign policy (piled up upon idealism)” was what got us into Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan is a bit thick ? Vengeance, cold cunning, willful deception, scaring the masses, and above all, an evil, nefarious plan (which they are still only in the middle of unrolling) to destroy the Middle East is what got us to do this.

    He seems to be a complete tool of the establishment trying to plant the story among students and fool them with the oldest conjuring trick, simply stating an preposterous lie in the hope of getting some of them to swallow it.

    Rifkind of course is a sly, old fox; as it is now emerging, even as he was speaking back then, his government already knew about and had helped further the Steel Dossier, thus assuring himself that “democracy would prevail!” His swipe at Snowden, the whole “debate” is dog and pony show of the establishment; I’m just shocked to see them try to peddle such transparent crap so brazenly. Nice to see some people were yawning at least, but they should have been throwing these scoundrels out on their ears.

    (I don’t mean any of this critique personally toward you or anything, Bob)

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  125. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @chris
    Eric Margolis was telling Scott Horton in 2014 that his contacts in the French Secret Service told him they were active in Syria, trying to help the Rebels (Al Qaeda) take down the Assad regime back then ! (so the guy in the video is leaving the French participation out of his story)

    All too likely.

    French broadcasters were spamming public opinion with “we must do something” soundbites and ululations from 2012 onwards.

    Syrian expats were less impressed seeing their homeland go up in flames through a collusion of Sarkozy/Hollande governments and various extremist riff-raff (however, in the case of Syria, the riff-raff infestation is a consequence of “the biter bit” as Syria gaily let would-be martyrs into Iraq during the early occupation era)

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/14/france-active-policy-syria-assad-isis-paris-attacks-air-strikes

    In many ways [France's] policy is similar to Britain’s, but France has pushed diplomatically for stronger measures, including a recent proposal for a UN resolution designed to protect civilians from the barrel bombs used by Syrian government forces.

    In 2013, when Assad was accused of using chemical weapons that killed 1,400 people in the Ghouta area near Damascus, Paris called for military intervention but was isolated after the US president, Barack Obama, refused to act despite the breach of what he had earlier declared was a “red line”. Opposition by US Congress and the British parliament reflected a deep reluctance for direct military intervention.

    France has continued to stand firm on the demand that Assad must go if the four-and-a-half-year-long war is to end. Britain, like the US, has been signalling that he could remain in a transitional government for a a few months.

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  126. El Dato says:
    @Sean
    He didn't have to, but Obama asked for support for an airstrike on Syria and the country was against it. Even Obama was not that keen. The deep state of the US jdefinately didn't want to take out Assad. What happens within Syria is relatively unimportant. The US could have stop Turkey with a threat. Turkey got a pass because the US is worried about Jordan's stability if ME borders get altered by a Kurdish state

    The US could have stop Turkey with a threat.

    That ship has likely sailed.

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    It sure did. After Obama's attempted coup in Turkey, Turkey too its gloves off. The whole friendship part is only Kabuki theater now.
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  127. peterAUS says:
    @Anonymous
    No one is anonymous here. Tor is not going to make you anonymous, the EFF is an industry supported front group that pretends to be pro-privacy but is mostly vapor activism.

    The entire purpose of Unz review and other social media is to capitalize on the fact that most possibilities for privacy don't exist. If you have a security clearance or work in certain industries you are constantly reminded to avoid social media where the CIA and their associates regularly conduct their operations.

    Let's get back to it, shall we?

    The Jews hate Assad but they control the US Government so that's why Israel is really behind the whole Syria war thing. Those neocon guys I tell ya, they really control Trump and the Israelis control too, and they must be using Mossad mind control because Trump was a good guy a little while ago. Man, we're doomed to destroy Syria because Israel. You can't trust the guys who are really doing it for Israel's benefit - instead of supporting the real America like they should. Should we just learn Hebrew?

    The entire purpose of Unz review and other social media is to capitalize on the fact that most possibilities for privacy don’t exist.

    I am not quit sure I understood this sentence.

    You mean this is, among other things, a “honeypot” to have “alt guys” converge in one place and then get them into …the database ?
    Technically, yes, quite possible.

    Socially/politically, at this stage, well, I just don’t think so.

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  128. Thank you, Phil, for all that you do.

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  129. RobinG says:
    @Philip Giraldi
    Sorry but you are not correct. I am no fan of Kaine or of either political party but Kaine has indeed been pressing for a war vote for the past two years, also under Obama. Even if he gets nearly everything else wrong, he is right on this issue for constitutional reasons, which is not to suggest that congress would do anything but vote "yes."

    Hi Phil,

    Turkish TV reported yesterday that they are “not alone” in their assault of Afrin, but coordinating with the FSA to mop up DAESH pockets. In response to US demands that the Turks conclude their operations quickly, Erdogan stated that they’d be there as long as necessary, and said that the US is in no position to complain – considering how long they’ve been in Afghanistan.

    I’ve long believed that this would be decided on the ground, and prayed for Putin’s success. In 2014, David Swanson and other alleged peace activists were calling for cease-fire and negotiation. This would have guaranteed the dissolution of Syria by giving diplomatic standing to al-Nusra and assorted rebel factions. (This is why I’m not swayed by David’s holier-than-thou grandstanding.)

    You’re sticking with the “Assad’s a ‘brutal dictator’ but he’s the best option” meme. Who says? It seems Assad’s alleged brutality is made from the same tissue as Iraqi WMD, Iranian nuclear threat, Israeli democracy, and maybe even Nazi gas chambers.

    Does the phrase ‘brutal dictator’ have a conveniently vague meaning? Not long ago, Phil Farrah whispered to me a graphic allegation of torture, recounted to him by a Syrian. If true, this was carried out by a sadistic jailer/inquisitor. It was torture designed to kill, so therefore, if there were any purpose beyond sheer sadism, used as a threat on a third party. Do heads of state know the details of these inquisitions? Are US presidents apprised in detail of torture at foreign rendition sites, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, etc.?

    How about security services run amok here in the US? Remember Abner Louima? Bill Clinton was a knave and a criminal, but was he a brutal dictator? Did his domestic policies condone the assault on Louima? Is it important to observe such distinctions? Where they lead to justification of war and mass murder, I’d say YES.

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    Actually I think I said that the proposition that Bashar is a brutal killer of his own people comes largely from hostile sources - the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities...
    , @peterAUS

    ....if there were any purpose beyond sheer sadism, used as a threat on a third party. Do heads of state know the details of these inquisitions?
     
    In regimes as Assad's..........yes, definitely.
    Or, better, they know, in general, what is being done in detail and that it is being done.
    They, of course, don't know/don't care about daily/weekly/monthly torture details.

    It's like a big corporate CEO knowledge of garbage collection in his/her company.

    Even in democracies as US or UK the top leadership knows all about that. They just don't think about it.
    It's called "enhanced interrogation".

    Do top commanders know about kids being blown up by shellfire? Of course. I am sure they know exactly what is that all about.
    But, in reports, briefings...any type of communication..... it's called "collateral damage".

    You don't get into those positions of power if you haven't got stomach for it.
    Or, in non-democracies, you don't stay there if you don't have stomach for it. Somebody will likely replace you..and, then, it's likely you can get at receiving end of that treatment.
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    There are now so many rats that Roma crime gangs have been seen using dead ones to intimidate tourists while trying to steal from them.
     
    Well, Roma are a protected species, can't do anything about that.

    I suppose the very mild winter (no snow at all I think) has failed to cull the rat population.

    A hot summer, this will be!

    Or maybe it is time to re-read Camus

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  131. Anon-og says:
    @Mike Garrett
    There are several web sites out there that discuss Sparta in some detail. A couple of years ago I bought a book of photographs about Afghanistan with a separate text volume that you might find interesting if you appreciated this comment. It is called Afghan Gold, and was printed by the famous German printer Steidl.

    Thank you, Mike. Much appreciated, you are a studious man as it looks like you have done your homework on me. The photobook looks interesting, will be heartbreaking to see just how much for the worse Afghanistan has turned since I was born there in the late 70s.

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  132. El Dato says:
    @Anonymous
    Didn't spooks like Giraldi work to install Bashar's daddy and Saddam Hussein?

    I think Mr. Hussein and Afez of Assad installed themselves without the US, thanks.

    The more so as the latter was not unfriendly with SovUnion.

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    Is this why guys like Giraldi armed and funded Saddam's war on Iran? While funding and arming Iran nearly at the same time?
    , @hyperbola
    Exclusive: Saddam key in early CIA plot
    By RICHARD SALE, UPI Intelligence Correspondent | April 10, 2003
    https://www.upi.com/Exclusive-Saddam-key-in-early-CIA-plot/65571050017416/
    U.S. forces in Baghdad might now be searching high and low for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, but in the past Saddam was seen by U.S. intelligence services as a bulwark of anti-communism and they used him as their instrument for more than 40 years, according to former U.S. intelligence diplomats and intelligence officials. United Press International has interviewed almost a dozen former U.S. diplomats, British scholars and former U.S. intelligence officials to piece together the following account......


    A Look at How the CIA Backed and Financed Saddam Hussein 40 Years Ago in An Effort to Assassinate Iraq’s Then Prime Minster
    https://www.democracynow.org/2003/4/21/a_look_at_how_the_cia
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  133. @Cloak And Dagger

    The WPA was an invention of to curb any attempt by Pres Nixon
     
    I just used the WPA as an example of a responsibility entrusted to congress (and long after the founders drafted anything). A more egregious failure is upholding the Symington Amendment to the FSA of 1961, which bans U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections, and now contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act.

    This would preclude any aid to Israel.

    To make the case, you need evidence of the violation(s).

    But neither of those fit the context of circumstance. The AUMF, the Patriot Act and a long list of protocols for the use of force that are being used by the executive branch — are in fact congressional legislation.

    So entangled is the legislation that even if wanted to apply symington, it would have to over ride the newest authorizations used to justify force. Furthermore, Congress is empowered by impeachment for a violation of the law. The reality is that most of Congress is bought in on the use of force, for multiple reasons. Change is going to require an executive who has the strength, willing to stand up to a aggressive foreign policy and or a public fed enough to remove those who are.

    I voted for the current Pres on the basis that he that level of knowledge and if not that courage to stand against needless and damaging foreign interventions. He is a disappointment, in this regard.

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    To make the case, you need evidence of the violation(s).
     
    Kinda moot since nobody will bring it up. What is the purpose of our supporting their nuclear ambiguity? How does it serve us?

    All our pols do is game the system.
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  134. Jeremiah says:

    Weeks before this announcement of the BS-Force, the Russian MOD was providing evidence that the US was evacuating ISIS commanders and soldiers to the Kurdish controlled areas for ‘training’.

    Now suddenly the US has found 30,000 ‘pro-democracy rebels’ to organize into this BS-Force.

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  135. @RobinG
    Hi Phil,

    Turkish TV reported yesterday that they are "not alone" in their assault of Afrin, but coordinating with the FSA to mop up DAESH pockets. In response to US demands that the Turks conclude their operations quickly, Erdogan stated that they'd be there as long as necessary, and said that the US is in no position to complain - considering how long they've been in Afghanistan.

    I've long believed that this would be decided on the ground, and prayed for Putin's success. In 2014, David Swanson and other alleged peace activists were calling for cease-fire and negotiation. This would have guaranteed the dissolution of Syria by giving diplomatic standing to al-Nusra and assorted rebel factions. (This is why I'm not swayed by David's holier-than-thou grandstanding.)

    You're sticking with the "Assad's a 'brutal dictator' but he's the best option" meme. Who says? It seems Assad's alleged brutality is made from the same tissue as Iraqi WMD, Iranian nuclear threat, Israeli democracy, and maybe even Nazi gas chambers.

    Does the phrase 'brutal dictator' have a conveniently vague meaning? Not long ago, Phil Farrah whispered to me a graphic allegation of torture, recounted to him by a Syrian. If true, this was carried out by a sadistic jailer/inquisitor. It was torture designed to kill, so therefore, if there were any purpose beyond sheer sadism, used as a threat on a third party. Do heads of state know the details of these inquisitions? Are US presidents apprised in detail of torture at foreign rendition sites, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, etc.?

    How about security services run amok here in the US? Remember Abner Louima? Bill Clinton was a knave and a criminal, but was he a brutal dictator? Did his domestic policies condone the assault on Louima? Is it important to observe such distinctions? Where they lead to justification of war and mass murder, I'd say YES.

    Actually I think I said that the proposition that Bashar is a brutal killer of his own people comes largely from hostile sources – the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…

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    Mr. Giraldi: "the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…"

    All due respect Mr. Giraldi, I don't think you have put enough effort into verifying such claims.

    Journalist Sharmine Narwani has, and here are some of the things she found out;

    "On March 23, 2011, at the very start of what we now call the ‘Syrian conflict,’ two young men – Sa’er Yahya Merhej and Habeel Anis Dayoub – were gunned down in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.

    Merhej and Dayoub were neither civilians, nor were they in opposition to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They were two regular soldiers in the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

    Shot by unknown gunmen, Merhej and Dayoub were the first of eighty-eight soldiers killed throughout Syria in the first month of this conflict– in Daraa, Latakia, Douma, Banyas, Homs, Moadamiyah, Idlib, Harasta, Suweida, Talkalakh and the suburbs of Damascus
    . ....

    But Merhej and Dayoub’s deaths were ignored. Not a single Western media headline told their story – or that of the other dead soldiers. These deaths simply didn’t line up with the Western ‘narrative’ of the Arab uprisings and did not conform to the policy objectives of Western governments.

    For American policymakers, the “Arab Spring” provided a unique opportunity to unseat the governments of adversary states in the Middle East. Syria, the most important Arab member of the Iran-led ‘Resistance Axis,’ was target number one. [...]"

    Longtime Syrian resident and Dutch priest Father Frans van der Lugt, who was killed in Homs(murdered by Al Nusra) in April 2014, wrote in January 2012:

    “From the start the protest movements were not purely peaceful. From the start I saw armed demonstrators marching along in the protests, who began to shoot at the police first. Very often the violence of the security forces has been a reaction to the brutal violence of the armed rebels.”

    A few months earlier, in September 2011, he had observed:

    “From the start there has been the problem of the armed groups, which are also part of the opposition…The opposition on the street is much stronger than any other opposition. And this opposition is armed and frequently employs brutality and violence, only in order then to blame the government.”

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/narratives-killed-syrian-people/215099/


    “The claim that armed opposition to the government has begun only recently is a complete lie. The killings of soldiers, police and civilians, often in the most brutal circumstances, have been going on virtually since the beginning.” - Professor Jeremy Salt, October 2011, Ankara Turkey, cited in Prof. Anderson's book 'The Dirty War on Syria', Chapter III.
     
    Under these circumstances, what should the government and the security/military forces have done?

    What would have been the reaction of the ZUSA security forces to "protests" such as the ones described above or in the following video?
    Homs, Syria, 2011: Riot Police (unarmed) shot at, officer killed;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiMwqm2H8TU
    , @MEexpert

    the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…
     
    Just like the demonstrations and protests by "Occupy Wall Street" or protests in Florence, MO against police. No one talks about the protests being brutally put down by the Bahraini rulers with the help of Saudi Arabian Armed forces.
    , @RobinG
    Of course they did. Like Ferguson, or harder?

    A supposed spark was in Deraa. Some alt-journos (I believe Eva Bartlett spoke about this) say there is no actual proof of the alleged torture of teenagers for their anti-Assad graffiti. There's lots of poring over evidence vs. testimonials. Same with the "Caesar" photos. I haven't studied it, but please forgive my skepticism when the track record is so abysmal.

    Here at home, I've long been an admirer of Cornel West. [Especially liked his calming influence at the unfortunate spectacle dubbed 'Million Muslim March' a few years ago, and which I may one day cite to Geo as example of stupidity or evil.] But imagine my dismay when West regaled Amy Goodman with a tale of Charlottesville, thanking God that Antifa was there to protect the peaceful Black protesters from the neo-Nazis... who "would have killed us." Was there a grain of truth to this, even in the sense that it may have been West's perception? Can you imagine the amount of legwork necessary to get any grasp of reality? Rashomon moments all around.

    At the old boys' lunch last August, Abdul Aziz Said recounted how US Amb. Ford had come to his home numerous times to "consult" on the insurrection. That was before Ford was recalled and Aziz fled to the green pastures of US academia to continue his spin offensive. Truth was a casualty long before the war began, so as far as "...demonstrations in 2011 ...put down hard..".... Yeah, maybe.
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  136. peterAUS says:
    @RobinG
    Hi Phil,

    Turkish TV reported yesterday that they are "not alone" in their assault of Afrin, but coordinating with the FSA to mop up DAESH pockets. In response to US demands that the Turks conclude their operations quickly, Erdogan stated that they'd be there as long as necessary, and said that the US is in no position to complain - considering how long they've been in Afghanistan.

    I've long believed that this would be decided on the ground, and prayed for Putin's success. In 2014, David Swanson and other alleged peace activists were calling for cease-fire and negotiation. This would have guaranteed the dissolution of Syria by giving diplomatic standing to al-Nusra and assorted rebel factions. (This is why I'm not swayed by David's holier-than-thou grandstanding.)

    You're sticking with the "Assad's a 'brutal dictator' but he's the best option" meme. Who says? It seems Assad's alleged brutality is made from the same tissue as Iraqi WMD, Iranian nuclear threat, Israeli democracy, and maybe even Nazi gas chambers.

    Does the phrase 'brutal dictator' have a conveniently vague meaning? Not long ago, Phil Farrah whispered to me a graphic allegation of torture, recounted to him by a Syrian. If true, this was carried out by a sadistic jailer/inquisitor. It was torture designed to kill, so therefore, if there were any purpose beyond sheer sadism, used as a threat on a third party. Do heads of state know the details of these inquisitions? Are US presidents apprised in detail of torture at foreign rendition sites, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, etc.?

    How about security services run amok here in the US? Remember Abner Louima? Bill Clinton was a knave and a criminal, but was he a brutal dictator? Did his domestic policies condone the assault on Louima? Is it important to observe such distinctions? Where they lead to justification of war and mass murder, I'd say YES.

    ….if there were any purpose beyond sheer sadism, used as a threat on a third party. Do heads of state know the details of these inquisitions?

    In regimes as Assad’s……….yes, definitely.
    Or, better, they know, in general, what is being done in detail and that it is being done.
    They, of course, don’t know/don’t care about daily/weekly/monthly torture details.

    It’s like a big corporate CEO knowledge of garbage collection in his/her company.

    Even in democracies as US or UK the top leadership knows all about that. They just don’t think about it.
    It’s called “enhanced interrogation”.

    Do top commanders know about kids being blown up by shellfire? Of course. I am sure they know exactly what is that all about.
    But, in reports, briefings…any type of communication….. it’s called “collateral damage”.

    You don’t get into those positions of power if you haven’t got stomach for it.
    Or, in non-democracies, you don’t stay there if you don’t have stomach for it. Somebody will likely replace you..and, then, it’s likely you can get at receiving end of that treatment.

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    In much of Europe prostitution is legal, but it can be hard to tell the whores from the Eurotrash.
    , @Kolo
    #MoronAlert
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  137. @Philip Giraldi
    Sorry but you are not correct. I am no fan of Kaine or of either political party but Kaine has indeed been pressing for a war vote for the past two years, also under Obama. Even if he gets nearly everything else wrong, he is right on this issue for constitutional reasons, which is not to suggest that congress would do anything but vote "yes."

    Philip, pressing for a war vote doesn’t mean that Kaine doesn’t approve of Obama’s desire for regime change in Syria. I can’t compare Kaine’s actions to those of Goode when W was declaring his “war on terror”. That was a stand on Constitutional principle. Kaine hasn’t read the Constitution, apparently. He simply wants to serve Israel.

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  138. El Dato says:
    @Anon
    Pepe LeRat

    http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2018/01/rats-are-invading-paris.html

    There are now so many rats that Roma crime gangs have been seen using dead ones to intimidate tourists while trying to steal from them.

    Well, Roma are a protected species, can’t do anything about that.

    I suppose the very mild winter (no snow at all I think) has failed to cull the rat population.

    A hot summer, this will be!

    Or maybe it is time to re-read Camus

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  139. @Hajji Abdullah
    ALL of the 911 Wars have been to implement ERETZ ISRAEL- nothing else. Not pipelines, not oil, not refugees or WMDs. The triumph by the MSM- and now totally infiltrated and neutered "alt media"- is to call the Iraq Wmd sequel of invading Syria w/ foreign mercenary death squads as a "civil war".
    Syria was under INTENSE attack as the next 'domino' in 2003 already and the first fake 'Arab Spring' was in 2005; kicked off by "Lebanon's 911": the car bombing of PM Rafiq Hariri to frame Syria and overthrow its govt. WHERE ARE YOUR MEMORIES?? Are y'all dead?
    http://www.arkofcrisis.com/id51.html

    This is the first time I’ve seen a muslim use “y’all”. I heard a neighbor, who is a Palestinian Arab say, “Oh Lordy” once, but she had lived in the South since she was a child.

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  140. @Ace
    The Founders didn't "impose" the Constitution on anyone.

    Yes, they did. If you’re unaware of how the Constitution was designed and enacted, you should make an effort to learn about it.

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    Yes, they did. If you’re unaware of how the Constitution was designed and enacted, you should make an effort to learn about it.
     
    True.

    Unfortunately, as Thomas Paine said, time converts more than reason, but I suspect that even time doesn't often work miracles.
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  141. voltaire says:

    When I posted my original comment about securing ones computer and protecting ones privacy on the internet (comment # 112), I didn’t realize that I would be getting quite the response that I did.

    Shortly thereafter , two rather revealing (and somewhat panicky) comments came from our resident sayanim, peterAUS (comment # 118) and Anonymous (comment #119). Both tell us in almost identical terms that “there is no privacy on the internet” and then go on to badmouth both the Tor browser and the Electronic Frontier Foundation and its software . Interestingly, these two remarkably similar comments appeared within four minutes of each other which might indicate that Anonymous and peterAUS are either the same person or are working right next to each other.

    When you have the two most prominent Israeli trolls on this site saying that Tor browser doesn’t work and there is no privacy on the internet. this is a sure sure that Tor DOES in fact work and so does VPN software. (Tor, by the way, is “open source” which means its code can be relatively easily checked for spyware by a skilled programmer).

    Apparently the Tor browser and VPNs make peterAUS and Anonymous very nervous indeed only because it will make their work MUCH more difficult. Be aware of this the next time you post using a non Tor browser.

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    Not bad.

    Well, you are probably right there. All of it. Got me.

    For those couple of guys here not quite sure that you are right, just this:
    The traffic itself could be safe between nodes in Tor and VPN connection. I am not quite sure it is, though, source code or not. Encryption algorithm and public key exchange could be a tricky matter here.
    Not important actually.

    What is important is that the traffic, as such, is seen from the first ISP router onwards. Hence, it is seen by Five Eyes as "secure traffic".

    Now, why would an ordinary citizen use "secure traffic", Tor in particular? THAT could raise a flag I was talking about.
    From raised flag, well......who knows......

    But, well, free will.

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  142. RobinG says:
    @peterAUS

    ....if there were any purpose beyond sheer sadism, used as a threat on a third party. Do heads of state know the details of these inquisitions?
     
    In regimes as Assad's..........yes, definitely.
    Or, better, they know, in general, what is being done in detail and that it is being done.
    They, of course, don't know/don't care about daily/weekly/monthly torture details.

    It's like a big corporate CEO knowledge of garbage collection in his/her company.

    Even in democracies as US or UK the top leadership knows all about that. They just don't think about it.
    It's called "enhanced interrogation".

    Do top commanders know about kids being blown up by shellfire? Of course. I am sure they know exactly what is that all about.
    But, in reports, briefings...any type of communication..... it's called "collateral damage".

    You don't get into those positions of power if you haven't got stomach for it.
    Or, in non-democracies, you don't stay there if you don't have stomach for it. Somebody will likely replace you..and, then, it's likely you can get at receiving end of that treatment.

    In much of Europe prostitution is legal, but it can be hard to tell the whores from the Eurotrash.

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    The whores charge money for their services, whereas Eurotrash is free (they just enjoy the process, and that's their reward)
    , @iffen
    Do you have reason to believe that slut-shaming will work in Europe when it doesn't seem to work all that well in the U. S. anymore?

    And don't forget: whores, white trash and Eurotrash need love too.
    , @Incitatus

    “In much of Europe prostitution is legal, but it can be hard to tell the whores from the Eurotrash.”
     
    Thankfully we don’t have that problem in the US!

    Stormy Daniels for Vice-President 2020!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stormy_Daniels
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  143. @EliteCommInc.
    To make the case, you need evidence of the violation(s).

    But neither of those fit the context of circumstance. The AUMF, the Patriot Act and a long list of protocols for the use of force that are being used by the executive branch -- are in fact congressional legislation.

    So entangled is the legislation that even if wanted to apply symington, it would have to over ride the newest authorizations used to justify force. Furthermore, Congress is empowered by impeachment for a violation of the law. The reality is that most of Congress is bought in on the use of force, for multiple reasons. Change is going to require an executive who has the strength, willing to stand up to a aggressive foreign policy and or a public fed enough to remove those who are.

    I voted for the current Pres on the basis that he that level of knowledge and if not that courage to stand against needless and damaging foreign interventions. He is a disappointment, in this regard.

    To make the case, you need evidence of the violation(s).

    Kinda moot since nobody will bring it up. What is the purpose of our supporting their nuclear ambiguity? How does it serve us?

    All our pols do is game the system.

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    I think that is a valid issue. I was intrigued by your comment, so I checked the website of the IAEA, unless I mussed it, there are no outstanding issues between the IAEA and Israel, at least none posted.


    I am concerned that Israel has not signed the NPT. Gere the Syminington matter is a bit hazy. Because it seems that you don't have to be a signatory as long as one is in compliance in compliance.


    I hope I read that correctly.


    Notes:
    https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/lawsuit-claims-aid-to-nuclear-israel-illegal-under-symington-glenn-amendments/
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  144. Druid says:
    @jacques sheete

    The maneuver is part of a broader plan to restructure Syria to suit the usual crop of neocon geniuses in Washington that have slithered their way back into the White House...
     
    While there's little doubt they slither, they haven't slithered back because the SOBs never left.

    Their ilk have been infesting and undermining the USA since it was born. The blood and treasure of the USA were used, in fact, in the interests of those who want to control the world through humiliation, theft, terror and chaos.

    Follow the tracks of empire and one can still see traces of their hideous behavior all over the world, and that largely explains why there are so many "sh!tholes" around the world today, the US among them.

    Brief summary here (8 short pages).:


    https://ia600906.us.archive.org/8/items/JewsAndTheBritishEmpire/The%20Jews%20and%20the%20British%20Empire.pdf
     
    Both Christianity and Islam were no doubt essentially attempts to break out from under their yoke in fact.

    Very true. They eventually destroy every place they’re allowed to enter and influence

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    Very true. They eventually destroy every place they’re allowed to enter and influence
     
    Good to know that at least one other person has a clue! Thank you.
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  145. @voltaire
    After reading the many comment here that could be considered anti-Israel, I started wondering just how many posters here are using methods to make themselves truly anonymous online so that they are not susceptible to being traced by the ever diligent supporters of Israel who are active worldwide.

    At an absolute minimum, you should only be posting here using the Tor browser:

    https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html#warning

    And, you should also be using VPN (virtual private network) software installed on your computer. The good VPN programs are, by the way, are not free. (I would be be VERY suspicious of those that are given away without charge). I personally use Windscribe. There are many others also available.

    Also, don't make yourself easily traceable by getting lazy and using a posting name that you use on less reliable websites elsewhere.

    Don"t be lax about your own security. Otherwise you might, at a minimum, end up losing your job (or friends) over comments made here or in a worse case scenario experience an unwelcome knock on you front door at night if things continue to deteriorate..

    Here are some other privacy tools from the Electronic Frontier website:

    https://www.eff.org/pages/tools

    That’s the most unique Hasbara attempt at silencing criticism of Jews I’ve ever seen or heard of. I sincerely hope I don’t have to tell you where you can stick it.

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  146. AnonFromTN [AKA "Anon"] says:
    @RobinG
    In much of Europe prostitution is legal, but it can be hard to tell the whores from the Eurotrash.

    The whores charge money for their services, whereas Eurotrash is free (they just enjoy the process, and that’s their reward)

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  147. peterAUS says:
    @voltaire
    When I posted my original comment about securing ones computer and protecting ones privacy on the internet (comment # 112), I didn't realize that I would be getting quite the response that I did.

    Shortly thereafter , two rather revealing (and somewhat panicky) comments came from our resident sayanim, peterAUS (comment # 118) and Anonymous (comment #119). Both tell us in almost identical terms that "there is no privacy on the internet" and then go on to badmouth both the Tor browser and the Electronic Frontier Foundation and its software . Interestingly, these two remarkably similar comments appeared within four minutes of each other which might indicate that Anonymous and peterAUS are either the same person or are working right next to each other.

    When you have the two most prominent Israeli trolls on this site saying that Tor browser doesn't work and there is no privacy on the internet. this is a sure sure that Tor DOES in fact work and so does VPN software. (Tor, by the way, is "open source" which means its code can be relatively easily checked for spyware by a skilled programmer).

    Apparently the Tor browser and VPNs make peterAUS and Anonymous very nervous indeed only because it will make their work MUCH more difficult. Be aware of this the next time you post using a non Tor browser.

    Not bad.

    Well, you are probably right there. All of it. Got me.

    For those couple of guys here not quite sure that you are right, just this:
    The traffic itself could be safe between nodes in Tor and VPN connection. I am not quite sure it is, though, source code or not. Encryption algorithm and public key exchange could be a tricky matter here.
    Not important actually.

    What is important is that the traffic, as such, is seen from the first ISP router onwards. Hence, it is seen by Five Eyes as “secure traffic”.

    Now, why would an ordinary citizen use “secure traffic”, Tor in particular? THAT could raise a flag I was talking about.
    From raised flag, well……who knows……

    But, well, free will.

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    What is important is that the traffic, as such, is seen from the first ISP router onwards. Hence, it is seen by Five Eyes as “secure traffic”.

    Now, why would an ordinary citizen use “secure traffic”

     

    Rubbish. Most corporate/enterprise traffic is over a VPN and is secure. I have to use a VPN to read my work mail. I don't trust Tor, because the NSA has breached it. 'Brave' is a better solution: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.18.23dev.

    Unless you are threatening to commit a crime someone or share child porn, nothing that is said on these fora is of great interest - mostly just noise, unless you are specifically being tracked.

    Only thing you should check is how many days of logs your ISP keeps of VPN clients. Mine keeps it for two days. Companies like Astrill don't keep any logs at all, so there is no way to trace it back to you. Two days are quite safe.

    So, relax.

    , @peterAUS
    Warning..."geek alert". Proceed with caution. The best just skip this.

    Here is the scenario:

    An ordinary citizen, Internet user, with his online profile already known to .....somebody (that's how privacy on the Internet works)...suddenly starts using Tor (browser) and/or VPN connection.
    Flag up, maybe. Maybe not. A chance.

    From then on a "hack" into the user's machines. That's what zero days exploits and such are all about.

    So, true......perhaps the Tor/VNP connection is safe (I don't believe it but, that's just me).
    All the rest on your machine and network don't need to be.

    Sure, you, if you are good (or know somebody who is good and you trust him) you could see the attack and, again, get rid of it. Till next time.

    And, then, maybe just ridding of the exploit raises another flag. So the game escalates.

    Just an idea.
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  148. @Cloak And Dagger

    To make the case, you need evidence of the violation(s).
     
    Kinda moot since nobody will bring it up. What is the purpose of our supporting their nuclear ambiguity? How does it serve us?

    All our pols do is game the system.

    I think that is a valid issue. I was intrigued by your comment, so I checked the website of the IAEA, unless I mussed it, there are no outstanding issues between the IAEA and Israel, at least none posted.

    I am concerned that Israel has not signed the NPT. Gere the Syminington matter is a bit hazy. Because it seems that you don’t have to be a signatory as long as one is in compliance in compliance.

    I hope I read that correctly.

    Notes:

    https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/lawsuit-claims-aid-to-nuclear-israel-illegal-under-symington-glenn-amendments/

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    I think that is a valid issue. I was intrigued by your comment, so I checked the website of the IAEA, unless I mussed it, there are no outstanding issues between the IAEA and Israel, at least none posted.
     
    Israel is not a signatory to the IAEA, hence not subject to inspections. Meanwhile it continues to cast aspersions about Iran's nukes, the latter being a signatory to the IAEA and open to (very thorough) inspections. So, of course, there are no outstanding issues.

    Our congress has taken advantage of the haziness. "when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections", can be interpreted in a number of ways. Our pols have chosen to interpret it in the way that is of least benefit to us.

    Anyway, this is all moot. There is nothing that will get congress to do anything that inconveniences Israel in the slightest, so an alternative path must be sought.

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  149. @peterAUS
    Not bad.

    Well, you are probably right there. All of it. Got me.

    For those couple of guys here not quite sure that you are right, just this:
    The traffic itself could be safe between nodes in Tor and VPN connection. I am not quite sure it is, though, source code or not. Encryption algorithm and public key exchange could be a tricky matter here.
    Not important actually.

    What is important is that the traffic, as such, is seen from the first ISP router onwards. Hence, it is seen by Five Eyes as "secure traffic".

    Now, why would an ordinary citizen use "secure traffic", Tor in particular? THAT could raise a flag I was talking about.
    From raised flag, well......who knows......

    But, well, free will.

    What is important is that the traffic, as such, is seen from the first ISP router onwards. Hence, it is seen by Five Eyes as “secure traffic”.

    Now, why would an ordinary citizen use “secure traffic”

    Rubbish. Most corporate/enterprise traffic is over a VPN and is secure. I have to use a VPN to read my work mail. I don’t trust Tor, because the NSA has breached it. ‘Brave’ is a better solution: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.18.23dev.

    Unless you are threatening to commit a crime someone or share child porn, nothing that is said on these fora is of great interest – mostly just noise, unless you are specifically being tracked.

    Only thing you should check is how many days of logs your ISP keeps of VPN clients. Mine keeps it for two days. Companies like Astrill don’t keep any logs at all, so there is no way to trace it back to you. Two days are quite safe.

    So, relax.

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    Rubbish.
     
    Could be.

    unless you are specifically being tracked
     
    Ahm.......

    there is no way to trace it back to you.
     

    So, relax.
     
    Yeah.
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  150. peterAUS says:
    @peterAUS
    Not bad.

    Well, you are probably right there. All of it. Got me.

    For those couple of guys here not quite sure that you are right, just this:
    The traffic itself could be safe between nodes in Tor and VPN connection. I am not quite sure it is, though, source code or not. Encryption algorithm and public key exchange could be a tricky matter here.
    Not important actually.

    What is important is that the traffic, as such, is seen from the first ISP router onwards. Hence, it is seen by Five Eyes as "secure traffic".

    Now, why would an ordinary citizen use "secure traffic", Tor in particular? THAT could raise a flag I was talking about.
    From raised flag, well......who knows......

    But, well, free will.

    Warning…”geek alert”. Proceed with caution. The best just skip this.

    Here is the scenario:

    An ordinary citizen, Internet user, with his online profile already known to …..somebody (that’s how privacy on the Internet works)…suddenly starts using Tor (browser) and/or VPN connection.
    Flag up, maybe. Maybe not. A chance.

    From then on a “hack” into the user’s machines. That’s what zero days exploits and such are all about.

    So, true……perhaps the Tor/VNP connection is safe (I don’t believe it but, that’s just me).
    All the rest on your machine and network don’t need to be.

    Sure, you, if you are good (or know somebody who is good and you trust him) you could see the attack and, again, get rid of it. Till next time.

    And, then, maybe just ridding of the exploit raises another flag. So the game escalates.

    Just an idea.

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  151. @EliteCommInc.
    I think that is a valid issue. I was intrigued by your comment, so I checked the website of the IAEA, unless I mussed it, there are no outstanding issues between the IAEA and Israel, at least none posted.


    I am concerned that Israel has not signed the NPT. Gere the Syminington matter is a bit hazy. Because it seems that you don't have to be a signatory as long as one is in compliance in compliance.


    I hope I read that correctly.


    Notes:
    https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/lawsuit-claims-aid-to-nuclear-israel-illegal-under-symington-glenn-amendments/

    I think that is a valid issue. I was intrigued by your comment, so I checked the website of the IAEA, unless I mussed it, there are no outstanding issues between the IAEA and Israel, at least none posted.

    Israel is not a signatory to the IAEA, hence not subject to inspections. Meanwhile it continues to cast aspersions about Iran’s nukes, the latter being a signatory to the IAEA and open to (very thorough) inspections. So, of course, there are no outstanding issues.

    Our congress has taken advantage of the haziness. “when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections”, can be interpreted in a number of ways. Our pols have chosen to interpret it in the way that is of least benefit to us.

    Anyway, this is all moot. There is nothing that will get congress to do anything that inconveniences Israel in the slightest, so an alternative path must be sought.

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    I acknowledged that they are not signatories. I also noted that they are not required to be as long as they comply. I took a minute to check the IAEA website to see if there were any outstanding issues, cases or charges, that might fall in violation of the regulation in question --- I did not see any.


    I do agree that we are playing fast and loose with the those areas of ambiguity with the law.

    If the US is gong to turn itself around, it's going to take a good deal more than the current president. In my view, he is surrounded by people who will advise him poorly to the agenda he ran on. Clearly our dynamic is out of balance with respect to Israel.

    Note: I share your frustration.
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  152. KA says:
    @EliteCommInc.
    For me this is very simple. We have no standing to occupy Syria, regardless of the AUMF. Syria has not attacked the US has no intention of attacking the US, is not threat to the US. Our strategic aims of shorting Syria because they are an ally of Iran has no more teeth than sending our troops to occupy another's sovereign territory minus their permission.

    There are concerns about Iran, but nothing as yet to justify our presence in Syria. There are plenty of checks that don't require we violate another's sovereignty. The most obvious of which is supporting the states in the region we refer to as friends --- and we can support them without supporting their own violations of state sovereignty.

    Whether Pres Assaad is supported by ten or ten million is an issue for Syrians to figure out and manage.

    AUMF is American invention to satisfy certain American needs ( being consulted, being acknowledged , not being ignored , taken into confidence ) of the law-makers and activist public of both stripes (
    Republican Democrat ) It is not a law that could be held up in any court of law outside US. It has no validity . AUMF doesn’t give right to the US gov to attack any sovereign country or collapsing country just because some rag heads pops up and says something about IS or Al Qaida. Neither it gives the US the right to invade whenever US feels it’s national interest is at stake or security is threatened .

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  153. peterAUS says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    What is important is that the traffic, as such, is seen from the first ISP router onwards. Hence, it is seen by Five Eyes as “secure traffic”.

    Now, why would an ordinary citizen use “secure traffic”

     

    Rubbish. Most corporate/enterprise traffic is over a VPN and is secure. I have to use a VPN to read my work mail. I don't trust Tor, because the NSA has breached it. 'Brave' is a better solution: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.18.23dev.

    Unless you are threatening to commit a crime someone or share child porn, nothing that is said on these fora is of great interest - mostly just noise, unless you are specifically being tracked.

    Only thing you should check is how many days of logs your ISP keeps of VPN clients. Mine keeps it for two days. Companies like Astrill don't keep any logs at all, so there is no way to trace it back to you. Two days are quite safe.

    So, relax.

    Rubbish.

    Could be.

    unless you are specifically being tracked

    Ahm…….

    there is no way to trace it back to you.

    So, relax.

    Yeah.

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  154. L.K says:
    @Philip Giraldi
    Actually I think I said that the proposition that Bashar is a brutal killer of his own people comes largely from hostile sources - the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities...

    Mr. Giraldi: “the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…”

    All due respect Mr. Giraldi, I don’t think you have put enough effort into verifying such claims.

    Journalist Sharmine Narwani has, and here are some of the things she found out;

    On March 23, 2011, at the very start of what we now call the ‘Syrian conflict,’ two young men – Sa’er Yahya Merhej and Habeel Anis Dayoub – were gunned down in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.

    Merhej and Dayoub were neither civilians, nor were they in opposition to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They were two regular soldiers in the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

    Shot by unknown gunmen, Merhej and Dayoub were the first of eighty-eight soldiers killed throughout Syria in the first month of this conflict– in Daraa, Latakia, Douma, Banyas, Homs, Moadamiyah, Idlib, Harasta, Suweida, Talkalakh and the suburbs of Damascus. ….

    But Merhej and Dayoub’s deaths were ignored. Not a single Western media headline told their story – or that of the other dead soldiers. These deaths simply didn’t line up with the Western ‘narrative’ of the Arab uprisings and did not conform to the policy objectives of Western governments.

    For American policymakers, the “Arab Spring” provided a unique opportunity to unseat the governments of adversary states in the Middle East. Syria, the most important Arab member of the Iran-led ‘Resistance Axis,’ was target number one. [...]”

    Longtime Syrian resident and Dutch priest Father Frans van der Lugt, who was killed in Homs(murdered by Al Nusra) in April 2014, wrote in January 2012:

    “From the start the protest movements were not purely peaceful. From the start I saw armed demonstrators marching along in the protests, who began to shoot at the police first. Very often the violence of the security forces has been a reaction to the brutal violence of the armed rebels.”

    A few months earlier, in September 2011, he had observed:

    “From the start there has been the problem of the armed groups, which are also part of the opposition…The opposition on the street is much stronger than any other opposition. And this opposition is armed and frequently employs brutality and violence, only in order then to blame the government.”

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/narratives-killed-syrian-people/215099/

    “The claim that armed opposition to the government has begun only recently is a complete lie. The killings of soldiers, police and civilians, often in the most brutal circumstances, have been going on virtually since the beginning.” – Professor Jeremy Salt, October 2011, Ankara Turkey, cited in Prof. Anderson’s book ‘The Dirty War on Syria’, Chapter III.

    Under these circumstances, what should the government and the security/military forces have done?

    What would have been the reaction of the ZUSA security forces to “protests” such as the ones described above or in the following video?
    Homs, Syria, 2011: Riot Police (unarmed) shot at, officer killed;

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    Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin...

    Everybody who is fair minded and has evaluated both sides of the conflicting version of events as to how the violence in Syria actually started in 2011 has seen the facts very clearly...

    Police and security personnel sent to confront protesters were unarmed...by order of Assad...

    These so-called protesters quickly turned to arms and killed a bunch of security personnel...the first blood spilled was that of Syrian security forces...

    Your little stories have about as much truth to them as the Shite Helmets agit-prop...

    Nobody is buying the BS anymore...Assad is genuinely popular among the majority of Syrians...and he will be elected again...

    The US neocon project to tear Syria to pieces has failed miserably...get over it...
    , @Kolo
    In other words Mossad
    Cough cough
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  155. MEexpert says:
    @whyamihere
    If you're going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined. He just does it the "boring, old fashioned" way. That would be indiscriminately bombing and shelling cities.

    ISIS just gets more press because, while they kill less, they make fairly high production, HD videos of beheadings and people being set on fire coupled with threats to attack the West. Meanwhile, that same day, Assad could've killed dozens more via barrel bombs or indiscriminate artillery.

    Also, in Saydnaya prison, 13,000 people have been hanged or tortured to death (estimates of 50 being hanged every day at one point), and 18,000 have starved to death (there's photographic proof). Keep in mind, this is just one prison. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands missing in Syria still. Reports from Assad prisons are horrific, 80 people crammed into cells meant for five, widespread rape, little food etc.

    No, I'm not supporting regime change. I realize brutal dictators like Assad in the Middle East are sometimes all that can keep minorities like Christians or Alawites from being slaughtered. That being said, we shouldn't whitewash Assad and paint him as some benevolent person. He's a very wicked man who is fighting against equally wicked men.

    Stop pretending that everyone Assad's regime has tortured, starved or bombed to death is some hardcore ISIS/Al Qaeda beheader, because that's just not true. I don't have much sympathy for either side in this war, because both have committed horrible atrocities. If I had to pick, I would pick the secular dictator who would protect religious minorities and not require every woman to wear a bag over her head.

    since you don’t know why you are here, you better go back to Israel and ask Netanyahu.

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  156. MEexpert says:
    @Philip Giraldi
    Actually I think I said that the proposition that Bashar is a brutal killer of his own people comes largely from hostile sources - the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities...

    the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…

    Just like the demonstrations and protests by “Occupy Wall Street” or protests in Florence, MO against police. No one talks about the protests being brutally put down by the Bahraini rulers with the help of Saudi Arabian Armed forces.

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    Not Florence. I meant Ferguson, MO.
    , @Ace
    And Ferguson and Bahraini conduct proves what about Syrian conduct?
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  157. FB says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova
    It is not Washington who hates Bashar.
    It is stupid Jews like anon, and LK here who hate Bashar.

    ‘…It is not Washington who hates Bashar.

    It is stupid Jews like anon, and LK here who hate Bashar…’

    What a retarded comment…

    Thank you Mr. Giraldi for putting the blame squarely at the feet of the pathetic Donald Dump…

    The buck stops at the Shite House…or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to be…but DD is a useless clown who has allowed the neocons to take the driver’s seat…god only knows why…

    As for the ‘Jews’…we note that Dump is already in full genuflection mode from day one…in the direction of Israel…Dump’s own version of Mecca…and certainly that of the ‘Kissinger in the making’ Jared Kushner…

    When will the deplorables wake up…?

    Dump would rather cut off his own nose than to give Israel the cold shoulder it so richly deserves…

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  158. @Sherman
    "Of course I'm just a dumb goy paranoid conspiracy theorist!"

    Pretty accurate, but you should add the words "insane", "loser" and "lonely" in your description of yourself.

    Sherm

    Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and “lonely” in your description of yourself.

    Don’t be so envious; with enough time effort you may rise to the level of one or two of those traits yourself.

    Never give up!

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    Sherman: Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and "lonely” in your description of yourself.
     
    jacques sheete,

    This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point.

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. I have to say, they are cute in their brown shirts and little jack boots.

    p.s. You little guys - Please - stay away from the cliffs.

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  159. RobinG says:
    @Philip Giraldi
    Actually I think I said that the proposition that Bashar is a brutal killer of his own people comes largely from hostile sources - the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities...

    Of course they did. Like Ferguson, or harder?

    A supposed spark was in Deraa. Some alt-journos (I believe Eva Bartlett spoke about this) say there is no actual proof of the alleged torture of teenagers for their anti-Assad graffiti. There’s lots of poring over evidence vs. testimonials. Same with the “Caesar” photos. I haven’t studied it, but please forgive my skepticism when the track record is so abysmal.

    Here at home, I’ve long been an admirer of Cornel West. [Especially liked his calming influence at the unfortunate spectacle dubbed 'Million Muslim March' a few years ago, and which I may one day cite to Geo as example of stupidity or evil.] But imagine my dismay when West regaled Amy Goodman with a tale of Charlottesville, thanking God that Antifa was there to protect the peaceful Black protesters from the neo-Nazis… who “would have killed us.” Was there a grain of truth to this, even in the sense that it may have been West’s perception? Can you imagine the amount of legwork necessary to get any grasp of reality? Rashomon moments all around.

    At the old boys’ lunch last August, Abdul Aziz Said recounted how US Amb. Ford had come to his home numerous times to “consult” on the insurrection. That was before Ford was recalled and Aziz fled to the green pastures of US academia to continue his spin offensive. Truth was a casualty long before the war began, so as far as “…demonstrations in 2011 …put down hard..”…. Yeah, maybe.

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    "... please forgive my skepticism when the track record is so abysmal."

    Should I have been more clear? I'm speaking of the track record of US gov't, intel agencies, and major media. Ranging from strategic omission to disinformation, our "informed electorate" is anything but.

    While the general public may be ignorant about everything, it's particularly enervating how most seasoned activists who have long been aware that virtually everything we're told about Israel/Palestine is a lie, nevertheless unquestioningly lap up every accusation about Assad, Gaddafi, DPRK, or Russia! etc. from the same unreliable sources.
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  160. Ben_C says:

    Basically, the “neocons” see this in a similar way as Israel. Since Syria is allies with Iran and Hezbollah, “Assad must go”.

    John Kerry specifically and personally asked Assad to repudiate Iran as an ally in 2009, and Assad refused to do so.

    There are other interests that influence US policy that can’t stand Assad for a lot of other reasons.

    1. Assad is an ally of Russia. I want to point out these people know (including, and especially, Israel) that there is no way in hell ISIS could obtain sophisticated military equipment from Russia, or even Iran; unlike the Assad government.

    2. Syria has good relations with other nations that US foreign policy makers can’t stand, such as: North Korea, Venezuela, and Cuba. Remember, Israel bombed Syria because they alleged North Korea was helping them develop nuclear weapons (which Israel allegedly possesses btw…).

    3. US policy makers want puppets, which Assad is clearly fundamentally incapable of being.

    There are other reasons, but these are some of the big ones.

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  161. @Ace
    The Founders didn't "impose" the Constitution on anyone.

    The Founders didn’t “impose” the Constitution on anyone.

    Bless you little one!

    Do you have any evidence for your assertion? If so, I’d love to see it.

    PS: I highly doubt that you know more about it than Nock…

    The Constitution looked fairly good on paper, but it was not a popular document; people were suspicious of it, and suspicious of the enabling legislation that was being erected upon it. There was some ground for this. The Constitution had been laid down under unacceptable auspices; its history had been that of a coup d’état.

    It had been drafted, in the first place, by men representing special economic interests. Four-fifths of them were public creditors, one-third were land speculators, and one-fifth represented interests in shipping, manufacturing, and merchandising. Most of them were lawyers. Not one of them represented the interest of production — Vilescit origine tali. (the dice were loaded from the start)

    Albert Jay Nock, Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

    mises.org/daily/4254

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    Jacques and his cheap shots. Always an aid to persuasion.

    In what way was the proposed Constitution imposed on the colonial ratification assemblies? How were those people prevented from exercising independent judgment?

    The identities of the Founders were no secret and the ratifying assemblies were not prevented from making independent inquiry as to their interests and motivations. Merely highlighting economic interests is irrelevant to the process of examining how ratifying or rejecting the Constitution was effected. Do explain what coercive methods were used to obtain ratification of this pernicious document that duped so many innocents.

    While you're at it, highlight the provisions of the Constitution that gave special protection or advantage to real estate, shipping, manufacturing, or merchandising interests. That's sort of an Article and Section question, Jacques.
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  162. @bluedog
    Americans ought to realize, and think about the fact that we have been at war for some 220 years with our own killing fields,both by our own hands and the hands behind the scenes..

    Americans ought to realize, and think about the fact that we have been at war for some 220 years with our own killing fields,both by our own hands and the hands behind the scenes..

    Most certainly.

    There are many others that could be added to the list, but most people would blow a gasket with what we’ve posted so far.

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  163. @Twodees Partain
    Yes, they did. If you're unaware of how the Constitution was designed and enacted, you should make an effort to learn about it.

    Yes, they did. If you’re unaware of how the Constitution was designed and enacted, you should make an effort to learn about it.

    True.

    Unfortunately, as Thomas Paine said, time converts more than reason, but I suspect that even time doesn’t often work miracles.

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  164. @Druid
    Very true. They eventually destroy every place they're allowed to enter and influence

    Very true. They eventually destroy every place they’re allowed to enter and influence

    Good to know that at least one other person has a clue! Thank you.

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  165. @Cloak And Dagger

    I think that is a valid issue. I was intrigued by your comment, so I checked the website of the IAEA, unless I mussed it, there are no outstanding issues between the IAEA and Israel, at least none posted.
     
    Israel is not a signatory to the IAEA, hence not subject to inspections. Meanwhile it continues to cast aspersions about Iran's nukes, the latter being a signatory to the IAEA and open to (very thorough) inspections. So, of course, there are no outstanding issues.

    Our congress has taken advantage of the haziness. "when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections", can be interpreted in a number of ways. Our pols have chosen to interpret it in the way that is of least benefit to us.

    Anyway, this is all moot. There is nothing that will get congress to do anything that inconveniences Israel in the slightest, so an alternative path must be sought.

    I acknowledged that they are not signatories. I also noted that they are not required to be as long as they comply. I took a minute to check the IAEA website to see if there were any outstanding issues, cases or charges, that might fall in violation of the regulation in question — I did not see any.

    I do agree that we are playing fast and loose with the those areas of ambiguity with the law.

    If the US is gong to turn itself around, it’s going to take a good deal more than the current president. In my view, he is surrounded by people who will advise him poorly to the agenda he ran on. Clearly our dynamic is out of balance with respect to Israel.

    Note: I share your frustration.

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  166. chris says:
    @El Dato

    The US could have stop Turkey with a threat.
     
    That ship has likely sailed.

    It sure did. After Obama’s attempted coup in Turkey, Turkey too its gloves off. The whole friendship part is only Kabuki theater now.

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    Unfortunately, the U.S. is on record with the World, as stating that the U.S. has no friends, only interests. I'd say that was a monumental truth that slipped out accidentally.
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  167. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra
    " And then there is one other little complication, which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act. "

    Since when was Washington bothered by laws, international, or national ?
    Bush jr formulated it quite clearly 'who is not with us is against us (US)'.

    Anyone sees that with Turkey becoming an Islamic state led by a dictator the western, USA/Israel, clash with Muslims is escalating.
    Putin does not like Muslims, trouble with them in Russia, but giving away Syria and Iran to the west, for him strategically impossible.
    And he most certainly has China as a still silent partner.

    So w're again having an interesting situation, Russian bases, naval and on the ground, in W Syria, USA presence in the north east.
    A USA presence detested by Turkey, Kurds claim a third of present Turkey.
    What interest the USA has in NE Syria is beyond my comprehension, same as why there must be a regime change in Damascus.

    I can see only interests, perceived interests, by Israel, the effort to destabilise the whole region.
    Already in 1955 or so a USA diplomat stated in a speech that Israel should behave as a small ME state, not as the headquarters of an international group.
    Abba Eban, ‘An Autobiography’, 1977, New York

    clash with Muslims is escalating.

    Yes, the clash between the powerful Polytheist Human Worshippers & the Godless, and True Monotheists is escalating.

    What trials and tribulations the One has willed for those chosen for enlightenment, I do not know.

    But, I do have an idea of the tribulations by fire the One has willed for the enemies of True Monotheism.

    As evident now, true monotheists will face greater hardships in this clash, given our weakness. But, that said, we also whisper the following… which means, we should be ok.

    There is no Power or Might except with Him.

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    The Balfour Declaration, the 1953 coup in Iran, establishing Israel, the Afghan and Iraq wars, and much more, is irrelevant ?
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  168. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jake
    The Israeli-Saudi alliance is one guaranteed to produce needless new chaos. The US would back whatever Israel wants because of the nation's core culture: WASP culture is the product of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, which was a Judaizing heresy.

    And when the Israelis turned to the Saudis, they tickled the deep hearts of all kinds of WASP Elites. By the Victorian era, the pro-Semitism of British Elite WASP culture had begun showing much love for Arabs and Islam. The Israeli-Saudi alliance brings together the two halves of WASP pro-Semitism. It is a Win-Win for all the many pro-Semitic WASP Elites.

    Those who persist in seeing Israel as the poodle that somehow manages to order around the giant, blood-thirsty mastiff simply have no idea of the reality of the relationship. Israel does not trick, nor does it whine and beg, Americans to do Israel's nutty will. Israel is acting out the pro-Jewishness that WASP Elites love, that is at the very heart of the culture, and has been back to its Judaizing heretical source.

    You cannot solve the 'Jewish problem' without also solving the 'WASP problem.'

    The Israeli-Saudi alliance is one guaranteed to produce needless new chaos.

    The following verse from the Holy Quran comes to mind in the context of the connivance between the Saudi “Royals” and the truly evil Imperialists & Zionists.

    O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not take the [enemies of Islam] for your allies: they are but allies of one another and whoever of you allies himself with them becomes, verily, one of them; behold, God does not guide people who are unjust. (Quran 5:51)

    I do not have a full understanding what dilemmas these “royals” have to wrestle with to ally themselves with the clear enemies of the faith, but perhaps, “Ally with us against Iran, OR ELSE…,” is probably the most likely of them.

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  169. Bianca says:

    This is not about hate, but the typical process of demonization, dehumanization, and building of a long term narrative for indocrinating US public.

    This worked beautifully for over a century, why change practice. Syrian government and institutions are undesirable, as secularism is to be destroyed in the Middle East. Secularism is equivalent of nationalism, and secular states are harder to globalize and subject to corporate “humanitarian” controls.

    But in US, once demonization starts, rare will be thise whi would not cede to at least some aspects od demonization. So, in order to “look” credible, most analysts must piously agree to some elements of demonization. Hence, Assad must be brutal dictatir, andvthen follows “but” — and reasons why it is not our
    business. It is essential to reject demonization outright, as rge authord if deminization do not really care about improving anybody’s lot, they only care about their power, and with power comes the wealth.

    In Middle East, Israel particularly has a oft stateddislike if not hate for Christians. It is reflected in all Western policies that have for decades created conditions for the demise if Christians. As a result, most people in Mediterranean Middle East prefer secular, modern nation- states, not Saudi midel of feudal span of control caliphates.

    Hate is a political theater, with the eye in long term psychological warfare, aimed primarily at domestic audience, then as a club to bring allies in line, and then to satisfy thise who ideologically hate selected groups.

    But the first step needed to confront endless calls fornmilitarism — is to reject any temptation to join in demonization, even that ibligatory “little bit”. I would recommend an interview with Assad’s wife, a Harward educated investment banker, who can more the eloquently represent the views if majority Syrian Sunnus, Shia or Christians. But this is what demonization does. We are not allowed to talk ir listen to the demonized untermenchen. To do that, one has to watch one of those “not free” alternative media.

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  170. Sam J. says:
    @Realist
    "Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?"

    Because Israel wants him gone.

    “…Because Israel wants him gone…”

    This is the root of the problem. It’s the root of why we are in Afghanistan. It’s the root of endless commercials with White Women and Black Men. It’s the root of the attacks on White Men. Feminism, mass immigration, moving industry overseas, over priced military equipment, on and on and on. It’s the root a HUGE range of problems we have in the US and Europe. It’s time we stop working around the edges of these problems and get to the root.

    “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau

    It’s time to get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can get it but they must go whatever it takes.

    There will be whole slew of Hasbara proclaiming that we should do this and that and the other and the Jew problem will be solved. [This seems to be their latest tested confuse the issue meme]. Well I don’t care if Whites are not perfect, wonderful, Manly, super Christian, whatevers. I see the vast majority of problems we have are exacerbated tremendously by the Jews. It’s time to get rid of them.

    No matter what our problem is being the prey for Jewish parasites for thousands and thousands of years we’re not likely to fix whatever our problem is in the few next years so the best solution is to get rid of the Jews however we can. People have lived, believe it or not, very happy lives without the Jews for hundreds and hundreds of years. Let’s try that first. We can work on self improvement without the machinations of the Jews and see how that works for a while.

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    If you mean genocide I am not for it....at all. But if you mean ending their inordinate control over white lives then I am very much for it.
    , @Carroll Price

    It’s time to get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can get it but they must go whatever it takes.
     
    Jews don't need to be persecuted or forced to go anywhere. Deny them the right to serve as public officials, bankers, judges and jurors, plus enact laws criminalizing the private loaning of money at usury, and a large majority will voluntarily relocate to other countries, with the ones who don't being rendered harmless.
    , @Druid
    Agree
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  171. Sam J. says:
    @itchyvet
    Why Does Washington Hate Assad ????
    I would have thought that was easy to answer, Washington "Hates" anyone who has the termity to stand up to them, and refuse to be bullied to do their bidding.
    Any nation that does this, demonstrates to other nations, that Washington is not as tough or fearful as it makes out to be, thus any such nation needs to be taught a lesson, and if that means bombing them back to the stone age, contrary to all the Laws on the planet, tough, so be it.
    Of course when Washington then does go ahead and ILLEGALLY wage war on an INNOCENT nation once again, the rest of the World can see with their own eyes what sort of hypocrits the U.S. is and KNOWS that nothing coming out of their mouths is to be believed.
    So in effect, the U.S. Government is the victim of it's own policies.

    “…Washington “Hates” anyone who has the termity to stand up to them…”

    This is a complete lie. It’s has nothing to do with “Washington” it’s the Jews all the way that are pushing this. Their control of Washington is the problem and if we got rid of the Jews the whole thing could be sorted out ourselves. What group in the US, besides the Jews, wants to fight in Syria. None. No one, but the Jews.

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    Oh Dear, so sorry to burst your bubble of complacency Sam, but the FACTS are, there are none, not one Congressman or woman that will stand up in Congress (or anywhere for that matter) and state their opposition to the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL WAR CRIMES the U.S. Government is committing day by day.
    It may have escaped your attention, that the U.S. has ILLEGALLY invaded Syria and is waging an ILLEGAL war, against the people of Syria.
    On top of that the actions the U.S. is conducting in Syria is also AGAINST the U.S. Constitution it'self without the approval of Congress. But then you can believe what you want, if it makes you feel better, it wont change a thing.
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  172. Sam J. says:
    @Jake
    The Israeli-Saudi alliance is one guaranteed to produce needless new chaos. The US would back whatever Israel wants because of the nation's core culture: WASP culture is the product of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, which was a Judaizing heresy.

    And when the Israelis turned to the Saudis, they tickled the deep hearts of all kinds of WASP Elites. By the Victorian era, the pro-Semitism of British Elite WASP culture had begun showing much love for Arabs and Islam. The Israeli-Saudi alliance brings together the two halves of WASP pro-Semitism. It is a Win-Win for all the many pro-Semitic WASP Elites.

    Those who persist in seeing Israel as the poodle that somehow manages to order around the giant, blood-thirsty mastiff simply have no idea of the reality of the relationship. Israel does not trick, nor does it whine and beg, Americans to do Israel's nutty will. Israel is acting out the pro-Jewishness that WASP Elites love, that is at the very heart of the culture, and has been back to its Judaizing heretical source.

    You cannot solve the 'Jewish problem' without also solving the 'WASP problem.'

    “…You cannot solve the ‘Jewish problem’ without also solving the ‘WASP problem.’…”

    I don’t believe you. Not at all. There’s really no WASP control over anything in the US. If there is then they are worthless. I submit that you’re just another person posting the Jew think tank tested message of the day that Whites must preform some task or the other, become some sort of thing other than what we are to control the Jews. We don’t need to do anything for the Jews or to ourselves we just need to get rid of the Jews. However we can. Anyway possible they must go. Even if you’re right about the ‘WASP problem’, whatever the hell that is, we can fix that AFTER we get rid of the Jews.

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  173. Bubby says:
    @whyamihere
    If you're going by pure numbers, Assad has killed FAR more people than ISIS/Al Qaeda combined. He just does it the "boring, old fashioned" way. That would be indiscriminately bombing and shelling cities.

    ISIS just gets more press because, while they kill less, they make fairly high production, HD videos of beheadings and people being set on fire coupled with threats to attack the West. Meanwhile, that same day, Assad could've killed dozens more via barrel bombs or indiscriminate artillery.

    Also, in Saydnaya prison, 13,000 people have been hanged or tortured to death (estimates of 50 being hanged every day at one point), and 18,000 have starved to death (there's photographic proof). Keep in mind, this is just one prison. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands missing in Syria still. Reports from Assad prisons are horrific, 80 people crammed into cells meant for five, widespread rape, little food etc.

    No, I'm not supporting regime change. I realize brutal dictators like Assad in the Middle East are sometimes all that can keep minorities like Christians or Alawites from being slaughtered. That being said, we shouldn't whitewash Assad and paint him as some benevolent person. He's a very wicked man who is fighting against equally wicked men.

    Stop pretending that everyone Assad's regime has tortured, starved or bombed to death is some hardcore ISIS/Al Qaeda beheader, because that's just not true. I don't have much sympathy for either side in this war, because both have committed horrible atrocities. If I had to pick, I would pick the secular dictator who would protect religious minorities and not require every woman to wear a bag over her head.

    Dictators are everywhere and especially in the US

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  174. Art says:
    @jacques sheete

    Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and “lonely” in your description of yourself.
     
    Don't be so envious; with enough time effort you may rise to the level of one or two of those traits yourself.

    Never give up!

    Sherman: Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and “lonely” in your description of yourself.

    jacques sheete,

    This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point.

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. I have to say, they are cute in their brown shirts and little jack boots.

    p.s. You little guys – Please – stay away from the cliffs.

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    "...This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point..."

    The other big one lately is "self improvement". Notice they are all about how we need to "improve" ourselves as some right of passage to withstand the Jews. None of these are anything but silly diversions as any of them could be done "after" we get rid of the Jews. I suggest that if we do zero improvement. That if we are dirty, rotten, pieces of shit that wear awkward looking clothes and wear funny hats we will still be better off if we get rid of the Jews. I don't think there's any living with these people. Their long term mental state is to destroy everything everywhere they go. We have several thousands of years worth of data to go by. The only surefire 100% way to get these people to leave you alone is get rid of them. Deport them. Have no intercourse with them at all and make sure they have no say so in your lives in any measure.
    , @jacques sheete

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.
     
    True.

    Apparently ostracism is one of the principal threats that their fanatic rabbis use to keep them in the clique, and it is a sicko one. Ostracism is a primitive means of controlling people and it probably works best in people who've been raised from birth to think of themselves as eternal victims. The isolation meme is no doubt projection on their part. What an intolerably simple minded bunch of goons!

    So,despite their imagined superiority (no doubt a soothing fiction), they're probably terrified of being cast out of the supposedly protective group. They probably ought to be pitied, but they make themselves so hideously obnoxious that they can barely stand one another. That also explains their hatefulness and contempt of the goyim and apostates as well as their utterly destructive nature.

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  175. RobinG says:
    @RobinG
    Of course they did. Like Ferguson, or harder?

    A supposed spark was in Deraa. Some alt-journos (I believe Eva Bartlett spoke about this) say there is no actual proof of the alleged torture of teenagers for their anti-Assad graffiti. There's lots of poring over evidence vs. testimonials. Same with the "Caesar" photos. I haven't studied it, but please forgive my skepticism when the track record is so abysmal.

    Here at home, I've long been an admirer of Cornel West. [Especially liked his calming influence at the unfortunate spectacle dubbed 'Million Muslim March' a few years ago, and which I may one day cite to Geo as example of stupidity or evil.] But imagine my dismay when West regaled Amy Goodman with a tale of Charlottesville, thanking God that Antifa was there to protect the peaceful Black protesters from the neo-Nazis... who "would have killed us." Was there a grain of truth to this, even in the sense that it may have been West's perception? Can you imagine the amount of legwork necessary to get any grasp of reality? Rashomon moments all around.

    At the old boys' lunch last August, Abdul Aziz Said recounted how US Amb. Ford had come to his home numerous times to "consult" on the insurrection. That was before Ford was recalled and Aziz fled to the green pastures of US academia to continue his spin offensive. Truth was a casualty long before the war began, so as far as "...demonstrations in 2011 ...put down hard..".... Yeah, maybe.

    “… please forgive my skepticism when the track record is so abysmal.”

    Should I have been more clear? I’m speaking of the track record of US gov’t, intel agencies, and major media. Ranging from strategic omission to disinformation, our “informed electorate” is anything but.

    While the general public may be ignorant about everything, it’s particularly enervating how most seasoned activists who have long been aware that virtually everything we’re told about Israel/Palestine is a lie, nevertheless unquestioningly lap up every accusation about Assad, Gaddafi, DPRK, or Russia! etc. from the same unreliable sources.

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  176. itchyvet says:
    @Sam J.
    "...Washington “Hates” anyone who has the termity to stand up to them..."

    This is a complete lie. It's has nothing to do with "Washington" it's the Jews all the way that are pushing this. Their control of Washington is the problem and if we got rid of the Jews the whole thing could be sorted out ourselves. What group in the US, besides the Jews, wants to fight in Syria. None. No one, but the Jews.

    Oh Dear, so sorry to burst your bubble of complacency Sam, but the FACTS are, there are none, not one Congressman or woman that will stand up in Congress (or anywhere for that matter) and state their opposition to the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL WAR CRIMES the U.S. Government is committing day by day.
    It may have escaped your attention, that the U.S. has ILLEGALLY invaded Syria and is waging an ILLEGAL war, against the people of Syria.
    On top of that the actions the U.S. is conducting in Syria is also AGAINST the U.S. Constitution it’self without the approval of Congress. But then you can believe what you want, if it makes you feel better, it wont change a thing.

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    "...bubble of complacency..."

    Complacency? What does that even mean in this context? The quality of the Hasbara has been steadily falling. The reason all these things are happening is the Jews have taken control of our country just as they took over Russia, Germany, Spain and others. If Russia can get their country back so can we. Your comments are just one of a pattern of comments by what I suppose to be Jews blaming everything under the Sun on Whites and proclaiming that we must do this, that or the other to make things right. No we just need to get rid of the Jews. All the rest we can work on later at our own convenience. Can you name even one thing that you say we must do that can't be done "after" we get rid of the Jews?

    We may also may lose the fight to stop the country from being overrun by immigrants and aliens. So be it. We should start talking to all the Hispanics and Blacks about the Jews and how we need to get rid of them. Noting the Federal Reserve stealing the capital needed for the economy would be a start. Wars for the Jews in the Middle East. Jews major role in bringing Blacks to the US as slaves. The major role of Jews selling opium to the Chinese. They've fucked just about everyone on the planet at one time or another.
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  177. itchyvet says:
    @chris
    It sure did. After Obama's attempted coup in Turkey, Turkey too its gloves off. The whole friendship part is only Kabuki theater now.

    Unfortunately, the U.S. is on record with the World, as stating that the U.S. has no friends, only interests. I’d say that was a monumental truth that slipped out accidentally.

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    The "only interests, not friends" idea is a truism of any beginning text on foreign policy. De Gaulle and Kissinger have said the same thing.

    “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” -- Lord Palmerston, English Statesman, 1784-1865.
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  178. @anonymous

    clash with Muslims is escalating.

     

    Yes, the clash between the powerful Polytheist Human Worshippers & the Godless, and True Monotheists is escalating.

    What trials and tribulations the One has willed for those chosen for enlightenment, I do not know.

    But, I do have an idea of the tribulations by fire the One has willed for the enemies of True Monotheism.

    --

    As evident now, true monotheists will face greater hardships in this clash, given our weakness. But, that said, we also whisper the following... which means, we should be ok.

    There is no Power or Might except with Him.

    The Balfour Declaration, the 1953 coup in Iran, establishing Israel, the Afghan and Iraq wars, and much more, is irrelevant ?

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    "Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all". Arthur Balfour
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  179. Realist says:
    @Sam J.
    "...Because Israel wants him gone..."

    This is the root of the problem. It's the root of why we are in Afghanistan. It's the root of endless commercials with White Women and Black Men. It's the root of the attacks on White Men. Feminism, mass immigration, moving industry overseas, over priced military equipment, on and on and on. It's the root a HUGE range of problems we have in the US and Europe. It's time we stop working around the edges of these problems and get to the root.

    “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau

    It's time to get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can get it but they must go whatever it takes.

    There will be whole slew of Hasbara proclaiming that we should do this and that and the other and the Jew problem will be solved. [This seems to be their latest tested confuse the issue meme]. Well I don't care if Whites are not perfect, wonderful, Manly, super Christian, whatevers. I see the vast majority of problems we have are exacerbated tremendously by the Jews. It's time to get rid of them.

    No matter what our problem is being the prey for Jewish parasites for thousands and thousands of years we're not likely to fix whatever our problem is in the few next years so the best solution is to get rid of the Jews however we can. People have lived, believe it or not, very happy lives without the Jews for hundreds and hundreds of years. Let's try that first. We can work on self improvement without the machinations of the Jews and see how that works for a while.

    If you mean genocide I am not for it….at all. But if you mean ending their inordinate control over white lives then I am very much for it.

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    Specifically I mean they should leave the US. All White countries and go to Israel. If they will not leave I support any means to get them to so. What they do in Israel is none of my affair.
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  180. Sam J. says:
    @Realist
    If you mean genocide I am not for it....at all. But if you mean ending their inordinate control over white lives then I am very much for it.

    Specifically I mean they should leave the US. All White countries and go to Israel. If they will not leave I support any means to get them to so. What they do in Israel is none of my affair.

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  181. Sam J. says:
    @itchyvet
    Oh Dear, so sorry to burst your bubble of complacency Sam, but the FACTS are, there are none, not one Congressman or woman that will stand up in Congress (or anywhere for that matter) and state their opposition to the ILLEGAL CRIMINAL WAR CRIMES the U.S. Government is committing day by day.
    It may have escaped your attention, that the U.S. has ILLEGALLY invaded Syria and is waging an ILLEGAL war, against the people of Syria.
    On top of that the actions the U.S. is conducting in Syria is also AGAINST the U.S. Constitution it'self without the approval of Congress. But then you can believe what you want, if it makes you feel better, it wont change a thing.

    “…bubble of complacency…”

    Complacency? What does that even mean in this context? The quality of the Hasbara has been steadily falling. The reason all these things are happening is the Jews have taken control of our country just as they took over Russia, Germany, Spain and others. If Russia can get their country back so can we. Your comments are just one of a pattern of comments by what I suppose to be Jews blaming everything under the Sun on Whites and proclaiming that we must do this, that or the other to make things right. No we just need to get rid of the Jews. All the rest we can work on later at our own convenience. Can you name even one thing that you say we must do that can’t be done “after” we get rid of the Jews?

    We may also may lose the fight to stop the country from being overrun by immigrants and aliens. So be it. We should start talking to all the Hispanics and Blacks about the Jews and how we need to get rid of them. Noting the Federal Reserve stealing the capital needed for the economy would be a start. Wars for the Jews in the Middle East. Jews major role in bringing Blacks to the US as slaves. The major role of Jews selling opium to the Chinese. They’ve fucked just about everyone on the planet at one time or another.

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  182. Sam J. says:
    @Art

    Sherman: Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and "lonely” in your description of yourself.
     
    jacques sheete,

    This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point.

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. I have to say, they are cute in their brown shirts and little jack boots.

    p.s. You little guys - Please - stay away from the cliffs.

    “…This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point…”

    The other big one lately is “self improvement”. Notice they are all about how we need to “improve” ourselves as some right of passage to withstand the Jews. None of these are anything but silly diversions as any of them could be done “after” we get rid of the Jews. I suggest that if we do zero improvement. That if we are dirty, rotten, pieces of shit that wear awkward looking clothes and wear funny hats we will still be better off if we get rid of the Jews. I don’t think there’s any living with these people. Their long term mental state is to destroy everything everywhere they go. We have several thousands of years worth of data to go by. The only surefire 100% way to get these people to leave you alone is get rid of them. Deport them. Have no intercourse with them at all and make sure they have no say so in your lives in any measure.

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    "Have no intercourse with them"

    Ha!

    I doubt you've ever had intercourse with anyone in your life!
    , @Art

    “…This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point…”

    The other big one lately is “self improvement”. Notice they are all about how we need to “improve” ourselves as some right of passage to withstand the Jews.
     
    Sam J,

    New words - same old false put-downs.

    Being immoral and arrogant is not smart. Smart people do not put up roadblocks to future intercourse with others, as the inferior Jews do.

    With the Jews it is always a “zero-sum they win you lose” contest.

    That is not how the universe works – win win is how the universe progresses. When a Jew leaves somewhere, there is always chaos.

    Think Peace --- Art
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    … shall be dissolved…

    fixed it.

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  184. iffen says:
    @RobinG
    In much of Europe prostitution is legal, but it can be hard to tell the whores from the Eurotrash.

    Do you have reason to believe that slut-shaming will work in Europe when it doesn’t seem to work all that well in the U. S. anymore?

    And don’t forget: whores, white trash and Eurotrash need love too.

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  185. @jacques sheete

    The maneuver is part of a broader plan to restructure Syria to suit the usual crop of neocon geniuses in Washington that have slithered their way back into the White House...
     
    While there's little doubt they slither, they haven't slithered back because the SOBs never left.

    Their ilk have been infesting and undermining the USA since it was born. The blood and treasure of the USA were used, in fact, in the interests of those who want to control the world through humiliation, theft, terror and chaos.

    Follow the tracks of empire and one can still see traces of their hideous behavior all over the world, and that largely explains why there are so many "sh!tholes" around the world today, the US among them.

    Brief summary here (8 short pages).:


    https://ia600906.us.archive.org/8/items/JewsAndTheBritishEmpire/The%20Jews%20and%20the%20British%20Empire.pdf
     
    Both Christianity and Islam were no doubt essentially attempts to break out from under their yoke in fact.

    I like your term “infesting”: I used it to describe the arrival of Zionists in Palestine, which they infested like cockroaches.

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    I like your term “infesting”: I used it to describe the arrival of Zionists in Palestine, which they infested like cockroaches.
     
    It's a consistent part of their history and goes back at least 2000 + years.
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  186. @Art

    Sherman: Pretty accurate, but you should add the words “insane”, “loser” and "lonely” in your description of yourself.
     
    jacques sheete,

    This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point.

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. I have to say, they are cute in their brown shirts and little jack boots.

    p.s. You little guys - Please - stay away from the cliffs.

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.

    True.

    Apparently ostracism is one of the principal threats that their fanatic rabbis use to keep them in the clique, and it is a sicko one. Ostracism is a primitive means of controlling people and it probably works best in people who’ve been raised from birth to think of themselves as eternal victims. The isolation meme is no doubt projection on their part. What an intolerably simple minded bunch of goons!

    So,despite their imagined superiority (no doubt a soothing fiction), they’re probably terrified of being cast out of the supposedly protective group. They probably ought to be pitied, but they make themselves so hideously obnoxious that they can barely stand one another. That also explains their hatefulness and contempt of the goyim and apostates as well as their utterly destructive nature.

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    Ostracism is a primitive means of controlling people and it probably works best in people who’ve been raised from birth to think of themselves as eternal victims.

    jacques sheete,

    Good point – the threat of being ostracized is very powerful. At a tender age, Jew children are traumatized with the notion that humanity wants to kill him. This happens at an age where they cannot tell right from wrong. He is told his tribe and their cultural ways are his safety. In his messed up, terrorized psyche, he must follow or die.

    The Jew culture is child abuse. Before they can think, they are inculcated with negative values. Jew children are not fed well-meaning happy ending Euro fairy tales. They are not told of love for humanity – but are fed the themes of separation, fear, and superiority.

    The Jews have a cruel culture – just look at Israel and Palestine. Look at the Israeli school system that produces hate for Palestinians and a righteous superiority and separation from humanity.

    The Jew are ruined at five.

    Think Peace --- Art

    , @Sam J.
    "...So,despite their imagined superiority (no doubt a soothing fiction), they’re probably terrified of being cast out of the supposedly protective group..."

    Yeah that's really insightful. All that they are is primarily due to the ingroup behavior of the Jews. Doing each other favors and covering for each other makes them much more powerful. They're very much like the Mafia and are following the same precepts. They also act somewhat like a army with various specialties to attack us.

    This is probably why me saying,"We must get rid of them", pisses them off so bad. Whites people when you say that to them are much more likely to have the attitude, "to hell with you I don't want to be around you either".
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  187. @Wade
    Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

    Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

    It certainly is. There is no reforming, improving or redeeming the current mess. It must be torn down and entirely rebuilt on some different model, uninfestable if possible.

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    "... Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

    It certainly is. There is no reforming, improving or redeeming the current mess. It must be torn down and entirely rebuilt on some different model, uninfestable if possible..."

    No, No, No don't lose hope. Remember that the Jews have been kicked out of every single country they've ever been to in all their history. The Germans and Russians were far more infested than the US is. They think that all these immigrants will take away all power from Whites. Well maybe we will lose a lot of power but on "one issue", getting rid of the Jews, Whites can band together and the immigrants will go along because they don't have any love for the Jews either.

    I believe that we should concentrate on one thing. Getting rid of them. They can go to Israel. The only thing we have to change is making it illegal for them to have anything to do with us at all. No trade, no nothing. We had a perfectly good system of "Representative Democracy" in the US where only "qualified Voters" voted. Mostly we should only have voters that have skin in the game, pay taxes, maybe have children. What the qualifications are we can work out later after we get rid of the Jews.
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  188. @Paranam Kid
    I like your term "infesting": I used it to describe the arrival of Zionists in Palestine, which they infested like cockroaches.

    I like your term “infesting”: I used it to describe the arrival of Zionists in Palestine, which they infested like cockroaches.

    It’s a consistent part of their history and goes back at least 2000 + years.

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  189. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato
    I think Mr. Hussein and Afez of Assad installed themselves without the US, thanks.

    The more so as the latter was not unfriendly with SovUnion.

    Is this why guys like Giraldi armed and funded Saddam’s war on Iran? While funding and arming Iran nearly at the same time?

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  190. MEexpert says:
    @MEexpert

    the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…
     
    Just like the demonstrations and protests by "Occupy Wall Street" or protests in Florence, MO against police. No one talks about the protests being brutally put down by the Bahraini rulers with the help of Saudi Arabian Armed forces.

    Not Florence. I meant Ferguson, MO.

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  191. Sean says:
    @Sean
    He didn't have to, but Obama asked for support for an airstrike on Syria and the country was against it. Even Obama was not that keen. The deep state of the US jdefinately didn't want to take out Assad. What happens within Syria is relatively unimportant. The US could have stop Turkey with a threat. Turkey got a pass because the US is worried about Jordan's stability if ME borders get altered by a Kurdish state

    The US has the power, and Turkey can hardly turn to Russia.

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  192. Let’s think. Where are the roots of terrorism? Developing countries? Thanks to Russia which help Syria by forward thinking.

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  193. Sean says:
    @jilles dykstra
    The Balfour Declaration, the 1953 coup in Iran, establishing Israel, the Afghan and Iraq wars, and much more, is irrelevant ?

    “Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all”. Arthur Balfour

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  194. @LondonBob
    Looks like the usual crowd has populated the White House, so the US remains a country that needs to be contained. Perhaps Europe is finally tiring of the endless chaos on our borders.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPC9E62AOhk

    The debate, while loquacious and almost witty at times, was ‘non-entical’. Of far more interest were the panel of beauties on the dais. One might think they were placed there for diversion, for the audience is dressed far more appropriately for the barrage of balderdash, than were ‘the ladies’.

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  195. mr meener says:
    @LondonBob
    Looks like the usual crowd has populated the White House, so the US remains a country that needs to be contained. Perhaps Europe is finally tiring of the endless chaos on our borders.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPC9E62AOhk

    boy would I love to debate with those 4 beauties

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  196. Incitatus says:
    @Wally
    IOW, you, a hasbarist, has no proof and are just reciting the Israeli mandated lines.

    "We can force through any lie. It just has to be big enough so that a normal person says, 'Well that cannot be a lie!'. Then the lie cannot be recognized as such. And the lie has to be repeated continuously. Then it is believed and is powerful because it is the belief in a 'truth.'"

    - from 'Propaganda', by Zionist Jew Edward Bernays
     
    www.codoh.com

    “…just reciting the Israeli mandated lines.”

    What did the Führer think, Wally?

    “The broad mass of a nation…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes…fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).

    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925

    Hope that helps.

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    Thus spake Incitatus downward to Wally: “The broad mass of a nation…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes…fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).
    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925
    Hope that helps."

    Hi InZit,

    Below is Gilad Atzmon reflecting upon a Big Lie Americans bought into, post 9/11.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/02/kosherising-the-9-11-truth-movement/

    Hope this helps!
    , @SolontoCroesus
    Boy oh boy, that Hitler was one hell of a guy; a Superman, in Sam Shama's parlance: In Dear Adolf's brief years on this earthly orb, he single-handedly revitalized the German economy; incited 70 million Germans to uniformly hate Jews for no reason whatsoever, (cautioning them to ignore the relentless firebombing campaign Jews were instrumental in executing over Germany, killing at least half-a-million German civilians and destroying 75% of Germany's cities and built culture); single-handedly killed six million of said Jews, having planned to "exterminate every single Jewish man, woman and child he could get his hands on" (per Prof. David Engel), while simultaneously deploying German Gestapo to assist up to 600,000 Jews to migrate from Germany; and also single-handedly killing 10- 15- 20-million (pick a number) Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Hungarians.

    Nevertheless, Superman Hitler failed in his quest to kill "every single Jew in the world" inasmuch as, of the 3,200,000 Jews under German control, 4,500,000 survived.

    Sometimes even Superman has a bad day.

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  197. mr meener says:
    @Kiza
    It should be obvious that Trump will be worse on Syria than Obama, who made Syria the lowest ring of Hell (for example, US moderates eating hearts of killed Syrian soldiers), but never intervened in Syria with large number of boots on the ground. Under the pressure of his masters Trump will probably try to intervene, especially if he could get the Saudis to pay for it as usual: Israel orders a US military intervention and Saudis financially underwrite it, that is pay for it, as for the attack on Iraq. The US slaves always oblige. But the Saudis are even more bankrupt at the moment than US and preoccupied with reducing the size of the “royal family”.

    As I said many times - the new motto is Make America (Israeli) Garbage Again.

    a “moderate” rebel cooks the heart of a Syrian before eating it and a radical rebel eats it raw

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  198. mr meener says:
    @jacques sheete

    And Israel does not usually deal with the USA through diplomatic channels. Instead, it issues orders directly to the President and Congress.
     
    Excellent point in a fine comment.

    Again, I would submit – in all seriousness – that the US government does not (and has not for many decades) had normal diplomatic relations with any country.
     
    Americans ought to realize, and think about, the fact that the US did not have diplomatic relations with the USSR from the Bolshie (Oct) Rev in 1917 until FDR recognized it in 1933, and by that time it was well known to be a brutal slave and police state and had killed millions of its own. In fact Stalin's Holodomor mass starvation of Ukrainians had just ended resulting in the deaths of 7 - 10 million in 1932- 1933.

    The Nazis had just come into power and would not be a force to be reckoned with for some time.

    American ought to spend a few minutes thinking about that if they haven't already.

    Hitler prevented the jewish Bolsheviks from killing more Europeans then they killed Russians

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    mr meaner,

    I like the spirit, but it is illogical.

    USSR largely stopped killing europeans (including the units to shoot retreaters, usually commanded by Jewish 'comissars', at least after the battle of Stalingrad), but was continuing after their victory with another mass-wave of deportation leading to death.

    Hitler was throwing dice (not in literal
    Sense) as strategy, and eventually losing..
    Possible worlds where WW2 was won by a diff. combo. (e.g, Japan, the Axis, and USSR under Stalin during and late ine war), IMHO that world would be better place, but of course an impossible result
    The site Wally is to recommending too frequently has good info. on it. Specific link, if a real interest, find it yourself. Too tired for spoon-feeding right now                                            
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  199. Sherman says:
    @Sam J.
    "...This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point..."

    The other big one lately is "self improvement". Notice they are all about how we need to "improve" ourselves as some right of passage to withstand the Jews. None of these are anything but silly diversions as any of them could be done "after" we get rid of the Jews. I suggest that if we do zero improvement. That if we are dirty, rotten, pieces of shit that wear awkward looking clothes and wear funny hats we will still be better off if we get rid of the Jews. I don't think there's any living with these people. Their long term mental state is to destroy everything everywhere they go. We have several thousands of years worth of data to go by. The only surefire 100% way to get these people to leave you alone is get rid of them. Deport them. Have no intercourse with them at all and make sure they have no say so in your lives in any measure.

    “Have no intercourse with them”

    Ha!

    I doubt you’ve ever had intercourse with anyone in your life!

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    Sexual intercourse is the origin of our life and its dynamic principle, just as war is to a nation state. No one should be blamed for touching base now and again. It's healthy.
    , @Sam J.
    There's that Hasbara lonely talking point. I guess you can check that one off on you little talking point form.

    Intercourse is an old school way of sating , talk to, live in the same area as, trade, be neighborly too. You an determine if you are talking about sexual or other forms of intercourse depending on the context the word is used. I guess you missed that.
    , @Sam J.
    Using the word "intercourse" was a mistake. Next time I'll use the phrase "have nothing to do with them" so you will understand.
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  200. Incitatus says:
    @RobinG
    In much of Europe prostitution is legal, but it can be hard to tell the whores from the Eurotrash.

    “In much of Europe prostitution is legal, but it can be hard to tell the whores from the Eurotrash.”

    Thankfully we don’t have that problem in the US!

    Stormy Daniels for Vice-President 2020!

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

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  201. Che Guava says:
    @ANON

    To me, the logical solution would have been a unitary Syrian state with restored secular govt.
    May it still happen!
     
    Moshe Ya’alon,
    Israel Defense Minister,
    with Aaron David Miller, March 2016,
    Wilson Center [Zionist Occupied Territory, Jane Harman, Proconsul]
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?406449-1/israeli-defense-minister-moshe-yaalon-remarks&start=2461
    @ 41 min:


    If I have to think about any kind of psychological situation in Syria as well as in Iraq, we have the two Kurdish sectors in Iraq and Syria.
    The only way that we can live is to have a kind of federation. There is no other way to unify Syria.
    Also, I’m talking about strategy to unify Syria through Bashar Al Assad or someone else, leading Syria. No chance! Wishful thinking!
    And to talk about a kind of federation, we have already constrained [inaudible] Bashar Al Assad — he controls today only 30% of his former territory. That’s it.

    We have seen a Kurdistan already: we know the turks are not happy with it but in the end, there is a Kurdish autonomy in Syria, there is a Kurdish autonomy in Iraq. We might think about a Kurdistan in Syria; they might cooperate with the regime as they do now. The problem is when it comes to the Sunnis, we have DAESH, Jabat al Nusra, Al Qaeda followers, Muslim Brotherhood elements. [inaudible]

    So first of all, let’s find a way to have a kind of federation or whatever, let’s also agree to have this kind of federation and then fighting the other or whatever. The problem is that there are so many contradictory interests regarding the situation in Syria.
    As an example, there are those who support Bashar Al Assad’s regime, like Iran, Hezbollah, Russia — today, with its intervention in Syria. And even western parties first of all believing Iran should be a central part of the settlement or the solution as I mentioned earlier.
    So —the Kurds demonstrated their capabilities to fight DAESH, when they were supported. Why not support other moderates in Syria, like Sunni moderates, to fight for their cause?
    Most of them were ignored. Western parties decided to sit on the fence and the Kurds in Syria were defeated by DAESH [inaudible] to the point that it started to get support. And then you have to settle this contradictory interest with Turkey. Saudi Arabia its own interest.
    Yet there is a need for different grand strategy regarding Syria.
    But the idea to unify Syria back, to become as it was in the past is wishful thinking.
     

    I would prefer if you were posting under a real u-name, but you are choosing not to.

    Am not having to watch the video to believing your quote, and it is evil.

    To me, the natural political and military solution for Syrian Kurds would have been an alliance with the Syrian govt., driving out the Islamist nutcases together, on condition of some degree of autonomy in the end.

    Instead, their political leaders were making arrangements only with Israel and the USA.

    Absolute failure of thought, and now, the normal people there, not the political class, who likely have bolt-holes and foreign passports, suffer an attack from Turkey, boots on the ground courtesy (mainly) of USA-trained jihadis, black joke indeed.

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  203. @Incitatus

    "...just reciting the Israeli mandated lines."
     
    What did the Führer think, Wally?

    “The broad mass of a nation...will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes...fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).

    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925

    Hope that helps.

    Thus spake Incitatus downward to Wally: “The broad mass of a nation…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes…fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).
    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925
    Hope that helps.”

    Hi InZit,

    Below is Gilad Atzmon reflecting upon a Big Lie Americans bought into, post 9/11.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/02/kosherising-the-9-11-truth-movement/

    Hope this helps!

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    “The broad mass of a nation…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes…fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).
    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925
     
    Looks as if was right about "The" "Holocaust" even before they lied about his supposed part in it.

    The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler. He was primarily against Bolshies, especially the Eastern European hordes that had been raising terror in Germany for decades. The Reds even had a Communist state of Bavaria and had infiltrated and controlled many other surrounding countries. That many of them were supposedly Jews was secondary if a problem at all.

    The biggest hoax ever is the lie about "The" holocaust and most people do believe that fraud without question.

    Tell the truth and get bashed...it's the Talmudic way!
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  204. Sean says:
    @Sherman
    "Have no intercourse with them"

    Ha!

    I doubt you've ever had intercourse with anyone in your life!

    Sexual intercourse is the origin of our life and its dynamic principle, just as war is to a nation state. No one should be blamed for touching base now and again. It’s healthy.

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  205. FB says:
    @L.K
    Mr. Giraldi: "the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…"

    All due respect Mr. Giraldi, I don't think you have put enough effort into verifying such claims.

    Journalist Sharmine Narwani has, and here are some of the things she found out;

    "On March 23, 2011, at the very start of what we now call the ‘Syrian conflict,’ two young men – Sa’er Yahya Merhej and Habeel Anis Dayoub – were gunned down in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.

    Merhej and Dayoub were neither civilians, nor were they in opposition to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They were two regular soldiers in the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

    Shot by unknown gunmen, Merhej and Dayoub were the first of eighty-eight soldiers killed throughout Syria in the first month of this conflict– in Daraa, Latakia, Douma, Banyas, Homs, Moadamiyah, Idlib, Harasta, Suweida, Talkalakh and the suburbs of Damascus
    . ....

    But Merhej and Dayoub’s deaths were ignored. Not a single Western media headline told their story – or that of the other dead soldiers. These deaths simply didn’t line up with the Western ‘narrative’ of the Arab uprisings and did not conform to the policy objectives of Western governments.

    For American policymakers, the “Arab Spring” provided a unique opportunity to unseat the governments of adversary states in the Middle East. Syria, the most important Arab member of the Iran-led ‘Resistance Axis,’ was target number one. [...]"

    Longtime Syrian resident and Dutch priest Father Frans van der Lugt, who was killed in Homs(murdered by Al Nusra) in April 2014, wrote in January 2012:

    “From the start the protest movements were not purely peaceful. From the start I saw armed demonstrators marching along in the protests, who began to shoot at the police first. Very often the violence of the security forces has been a reaction to the brutal violence of the armed rebels.”

    A few months earlier, in September 2011, he had observed:

    “From the start there has been the problem of the armed groups, which are also part of the opposition…The opposition on the street is much stronger than any other opposition. And this opposition is armed and frequently employs brutality and violence, only in order then to blame the government.”

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/narratives-killed-syrian-people/215099/


    “The claim that armed opposition to the government has begun only recently is a complete lie. The killings of soldiers, police and civilians, often in the most brutal circumstances, have been going on virtually since the beginning.” - Professor Jeremy Salt, October 2011, Ankara Turkey, cited in Prof. Anderson's book 'The Dirty War on Syria', Chapter III.
     
    Under these circumstances, what should the government and the security/military forces have done?

    What would have been the reaction of the ZUSA security forces to "protests" such as the ones described above or in the following video?
    Homs, Syria, 2011: Riot Police (unarmed) shot at, officer killed;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiMwqm2H8TU

    Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin…

    Everybody who is fair minded and has evaluated both sides of the conflicting version of events as to how the violence in Syria actually started in 2011 has seen the facts very clearly…

    Police and security personnel sent to confront protesters were unarmed…by order of Assad…

    These so-called protesters quickly turned to arms and killed a bunch of security personnel…the first blood spilled was that of Syrian security forces…

    Your little stories have about as much truth to them as the Shite Helmets agit-prop…

    Nobody is buying the BS anymore…Assad is genuinely popular among the majority of Syrians…and he will be elected again…

    The US neocon project to tear Syria to pieces has failed miserably…get over it…

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    Didn't he say the exact same thing as you are saying?
    , @RobinG
    You seem confused... "Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin…" Did you mean to address that to someone else? [i.e Not L.K]
    , @L.K
    Hey shithead,

    Before you try to troll me, you should at least read what I wrote in my comments 154/115 and others, in which I stated the same things you said...

    With one big diff, I actually provided DETAILS.

    Few here at Unz have done more in the comments than me to expose this criminal war against Syria...

    There is an electronic record of it...

    Fuck off.
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  206. Ace says:
    @jacques sheete

    The Founders didn’t “impose” the Constitution on anyone.
     
    Bless you little one!

    Do you have any evidence for your assertion? If so, I'd love to see it.

    PS: I highly doubt that you know more about it than Nock...

    The Constitution looked fairly good on paper, but it was not a popular document; people were suspicious of it, and suspicious of the enabling legislation that was being erected upon it. There was some ground for this. The Constitution had been laid down under unacceptable auspices; its history had been that of a coup d'état.

    It had been drafted, in the first place, by men representing special economic interests. Four-fifths of them were public creditors, one-third were land speculators, and one-fifth represented interests in shipping, manufacturing, and merchandising. Most of them were lawyers. Not one of them represented the interest of production — Vilescit origine tali. (the dice were loaded from the start)

    Albert Jay Nock, Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

    mises.org/daily/4254
     

    Jacques and his cheap shots. Always an aid to persuasion.

    In what way was the proposed Constitution imposed on the colonial ratification assemblies? How were those people prevented from exercising independent judgment?

    The identities of the Founders were no secret and the ratifying assemblies were not prevented from making independent inquiry as to their interests and motivations. Merely highlighting economic interests is irrelevant to the process of examining how ratifying or rejecting the Constitution was effected. Do explain what coercive methods were used to obtain ratification of this pernicious document that duped so many innocents.

    While you’re at it, highlight the provisions of the Constitution that gave special protection or advantage to real estate, shipping, manufacturing, or merchandising interests. That’s sort of an Article and Section question, Jacques.

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    Jacques and his cheap shots. Always an aid to persuasion.
     
    I guess yours are better?

    I asked you a question and you've failed to answer it, therefore I'm not persuaded.

    Have a nice day now!
    , @FB
    Ace...have you not figured out yet that Jack Sheep is basically the Village Idiot around here...?
    , @jacques sheete
    For anyone who thinks the adoption of the constitution was a moral act, there's plenty of evidence to the contrary and from many sources. Anyway, all thinking people understand that it was imposed on us and its adoption was agreed to by only a very small sample of the population at the time.

    The number who actually consented to the Constitution of the United States, at the first, was very small. Considered as the act of the whole people, the adoption of the Constitution was the merest farce and imposture*, binding upon nobody.

    -Lysander Spooner, No Treason No. II. The Constitution (1867)
    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/No_Treason/2

     

    *Imposture, imposition. Get it?
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  207. @Incitatus

    "...just reciting the Israeli mandated lines."
     
    What did the Führer think, Wally?

    “The broad mass of a nation...will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes...fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).

    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925

    Hope that helps.

    Boy oh boy, that Hitler was one hell of a guy; a Superman, in Sam Shama’s parlance: In Dear Adolf’s brief years on this earthly orb, he single-handedly revitalized the German economy; incited 70 million Germans to uniformly hate Jews for no reason whatsoever, (cautioning them to ignore the relentless firebombing campaign Jews were instrumental in executing over Germany, killing at least half-a-million German civilians and destroying 75% of Germany’s cities and built culture); single-handedly killed six million of said Jews, having planned to “exterminate every single Jewish man, woman and child he could get his hands on” (per Prof. David Engel), while simultaneously deploying German Gestapo to assist up to 600,000 Jews to migrate from Germany; and also single-handedly killing 10- 15- 20-million (pick a number) Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Hungarians.

    Nevertheless, Superman Hitler failed in his quest to kill “every single Jew in the world” inasmuch as, of the 3,200,000 Jews under German control, 4,500,000 survived.

    Sometimes even Superman has a bad day.

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    Hey Chuck

    What was that part about your parents teaching you to respect Jews?
    , @L.K
    LOL , Solonto, thanks man, sometimes sarcasm & humor make for the best replies to this kinda garbage...

    The Nazi cannibal's "extermination program" seems to have been conducted by incompetent amateurs indeed, since Israeli demographer, Sergio Della Pergola, stated in an official Israeli report that there were 1.092,000 Jewish holohoax survivors alive in 2003... imagine the numbers in 45...
    It reminds me of Norman Finkelstein telling a story about how his mother said something like: 'with so many survivors, who did Hitler kill??'

    Demonization of the target is a powerful thing in propaganda, in the case of the Syrian government and president Assad, for instance, all of the Syrian war fatalities, real or imagined, have been constantly attributed to him, disregarding the huge number of both soldiers and civilians who have been killed while supporting the government.
    , @Incitatus
    S2C!

    "In Dear Adolf's brief years on this earthly orb, he single-handedly revitalized the German economy…"
     
    Always marvel at your worship of a guy that poisoned his own dog.

    Sure, killing the new frau and blowing his own brains out was one thing. Could be justified by fear of capture and ridicule. Not quite the fearless übermenschen todeskampf, but nobody's perfect.

    Why kill Blondi? Was Dolf afraid of widespread K-9 conversion to Bolshevism? A Red Show Trial to shame Alsatians and (shudder) corrupt Dobermans, Rottweillers, Spitzs, Schnauzers, and Jagdterriers?

    Blondi was rumored to be able to give the Hitlergruß. Surely the Reds wouldn't hold that against her - or her five pups? Guess Dolf thought they would. After snuffing Blondi, Feldwebel Fritz Tornow shot all five puppies. Wonder if he borrowed Dolf's Walther PPK 7.65 (pretty nasty on a small dog, though better than a 9mm).

    Tough love. Like Joe and Magda's deep affection for their six offspring. You can be proud.

    National Socialist Mutt Martyrdom is too oft overlooked. In addition to Blondi and pups, Eva's terriers Negus and Stasi, secretary Frau Gerda Christian's dogs, and Tornow's own dachshund paid the ultimate price for the Vaterland. Another heroic chapter in the miraculous Third Reich.

    Lest miscreants blame the Führer, trust you can ferret out causal links to Woodrow, Winnie, FDR, Freemasons, Jews, sunspots, etc. Maybe FDR's terrier Fala was a zionist canine double-agent? Benny Freedman, Harry Barnes and Murray Rothbard can help via séance. They're bound to be much more accurate post-mortum.

    When you burn Holocaust texts and stock library shelves with tear-jerker Italian war orphan memoirs, save space for inspirational Nazi animal history. 'Blondi's Tale? 'I Was a Dachshund at Danzig'? 'Albert the Anschluß Alsatian'? 'Schnauzers in the SS'? 'I Shed Fur for the Führer'? 'Politzei Paws'?

    Think about it. Heart-warming children's books and animated movies. Merchandising? Sky's the limit! Be the makin of ya.

    Hope this helps. Best regards to the Bund.

    PS. What secret weapon helped Joe, Winnie, and FDR win the war? Answer: Benny Mussolini's army.

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  208. Che Guava says:
    @mr meener
    Hitler prevented the jewish Bolsheviks from killing more Europeans then they killed Russians

    mr meaner,

    I like the spirit, but it is illogical.

    USSR largely stopped killing europeans (including the units to shoot retreaters, usually commanded by Jewish ‘comissars’, at least after the battle of Stalingrad), but was continuing after their victory with another mass-wave of deportation leading to death.

    Hitler was throwing dice (not in literal
    Sense) as strategy, and eventually losing..
    Possible worlds where WW2 was won by a diff. combo. (e.g, Japan, the Axis, and USSR under Stalin during and late ine war), IMHO that world would be better place, but of course an impossible result
    The site Wally is to recommending too frequently has good info. on it. Specific link, if a real interest, find it yourself. Too tired for spoon-feeding right now                                            

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  209. Ace says:
    @FB
    Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin...

    Everybody who is fair minded and has evaluated both sides of the conflicting version of events as to how the violence in Syria actually started in 2011 has seen the facts very clearly...

    Police and security personnel sent to confront protesters were unarmed...by order of Assad...

    These so-called protesters quickly turned to arms and killed a bunch of security personnel...the first blood spilled was that of Syrian security forces...

    Your little stories have about as much truth to them as the Shite Helmets agit-prop...

    Nobody is buying the BS anymore...Assad is genuinely popular among the majority of Syrians...and he will be elected again...

    The US neocon project to tear Syria to pieces has failed miserably...get over it...

    Didn’t he say the exact same thing as you are saying?

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  210. Ace says:
    @MEexpert

    the demonstrations in 2011 were, however, definitely put down hard by the authorities…
     
    Just like the demonstrations and protests by "Occupy Wall Street" or protests in Florence, MO against police. No one talks about the protests being brutally put down by the Bahraini rulers with the help of Saudi Arabian Armed forces.

    And Ferguson and Bahraini conduct proves what about Syrian conduct?

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  211. Art says:
    @jacques sheete

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.
     
    True.

    Apparently ostracism is one of the principal threats that their fanatic rabbis use to keep them in the clique, and it is a sicko one. Ostracism is a primitive means of controlling people and it probably works best in people who've been raised from birth to think of themselves as eternal victims. The isolation meme is no doubt projection on their part. What an intolerably simple minded bunch of goons!

    So,despite their imagined superiority (no doubt a soothing fiction), they're probably terrified of being cast out of the supposedly protective group. They probably ought to be pitied, but they make themselves so hideously obnoxious that they can barely stand one another. That also explains their hatefulness and contempt of the goyim and apostates as well as their utterly destructive nature.

    Ostracism is a primitive means of controlling people and it probably works best in people who’ve been raised from birth to think of themselves as eternal victims.

    jacques sheete,

    Good point – the threat of being ostracized is very powerful. At a tender age, Jew children are traumatized with the notion that humanity wants to kill him. This happens at an age where they cannot tell right from wrong. He is told his tribe and their cultural ways are his safety. In his messed up, terrorized psyche, he must follow or die.

    The Jew culture is child abuse. Before they can think, they are inculcated with negative values. Jew children are not fed well-meaning happy ending Euro fairy tales. They are not told of love for humanity – but are fed the themes of separation, fear, and superiority.

    The Jews have a cruel culture – just look at Israel and Palestine. Look at the Israeli school system that produces hate for Palestinians and a righteous superiority and separation from humanity.

    The Jew are ruined at five.

    Think Peace — Art

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    The Jew culture is child abuse.
     
    Evidently, and in more ways than one. From what I've seen, including the comments of the defenders of them, it's viciously degenerate and destructive to the core.

    The Jews have a cruel culture – just look at Israel and Palestine.
     
    And Iran and Iraq and Libya and Syria, and Lebanon, and, and, and...
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  212. Ace says:
    @itchyvet
    Unfortunately, the U.S. is on record with the World, as stating that the U.S. has no friends, only interests. I'd say that was a monumental truth that slipped out accidentally.

    The “only interests, not friends” idea is a truism of any beginning text on foreign policy. De Gaulle and Kissinger have said the same thing.

    “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” — Lord Palmerston, English Statesman, 1784-1865.

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  213. RobinG says:
    @FB
    Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin...

    Everybody who is fair minded and has evaluated both sides of the conflicting version of events as to how the violence in Syria actually started in 2011 has seen the facts very clearly...

    Police and security personnel sent to confront protesters were unarmed...by order of Assad...

    These so-called protesters quickly turned to arms and killed a bunch of security personnel...the first blood spilled was that of Syrian security forces...

    Your little stories have about as much truth to them as the Shite Helmets agit-prop...

    Nobody is buying the BS anymore...Assad is genuinely popular among the majority of Syrians...and he will be elected again...

    The US neocon project to tear Syria to pieces has failed miserably...get over it...

    You seem confused… “Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin…” Did you mean to address that to someone else? [i.e Not L.K]

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    Yes...I did misunderstand LK...I agree with his comment entirely...hope that clears it up...
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  214. Ace says:
    @Renoman
    No doubt some consider him a brutal Dictator and I'm sure he has his moments but ten years ago Syria was a beautiful peaceful Country with Electricity, sewage systems, healthcare, schools, homes and relative religious freedom. Just look at what the Arabs, the Americans and the Jews have done! Filthy criminals.

    No sacrifice of the Syrians is too great for the Yinon plan or the Qatari-Oshkosh gas pipeline.

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  215. @ChuckOrloski
    Thus spake Incitatus downward to Wally: “The broad mass of a nation…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes…fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).
    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925
    Hope that helps."

    Hi InZit,

    Below is Gilad Atzmon reflecting upon a Big Lie Americans bought into, post 9/11.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/02/kosherising-the-9-11-truth-movement/

    Hope this helps!

    “The broad mass of a nation…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes…fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).
    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925

    Looks as if was right about “The” “Holocaust” even before they lied about his supposed part in it.

    The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler. He was primarily against Bolshies, especially the Eastern European hordes that had been raising terror in Germany for decades. The Reds even had a Communist state of Bavaria and had infiltrated and controlled many other surrounding countries. That many of them were supposedly Jews was secondary if a problem at all.

    The biggest hoax ever is the lie about “The” holocaust and most people do believe that fraud without question.

    Tell the truth and get bashed…it’s the Talmudic way!

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    Hey Jacques,

    You said "The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler."

    Well, not exactly. The Zionists did, to some extent, as they wanted Jews moving to Palestine...

    But back then, the Zionist movement, though very powerful & expanding quickly, was not yet, as far as I can remember, a majority of organized Jewry.

    The Zionists, at any rate, cooperated with N.S Germany only when it suited their interests, and against it when it did not.

    In Palestine during WW2, the zio Stern gang actually offered to fight against the Brits and for Germany, if Germany supported their cause in Palestine later( going from memory here). The Germans refused.
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  216. @Ace
    Jacques and his cheap shots. Always an aid to persuasion.

    In what way was the proposed Constitution imposed on the colonial ratification assemblies? How were those people prevented from exercising independent judgment?

    The identities of the Founders were no secret and the ratifying assemblies were not prevented from making independent inquiry as to their interests and motivations. Merely highlighting economic interests is irrelevant to the process of examining how ratifying or rejecting the Constitution was effected. Do explain what coercive methods were used to obtain ratification of this pernicious document that duped so many innocents.

    While you're at it, highlight the provisions of the Constitution that gave special protection or advantage to real estate, shipping, manufacturing, or merchandising interests. That's sort of an Article and Section question, Jacques.

    Jacques and his cheap shots. Always an aid to persuasion.

    I guess yours are better?

    I asked you a question and you’ve failed to answer it, therefore I’m not persuaded.

    Have a nice day now!

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  217. @Art
    Ostracism is a primitive means of controlling people and it probably works best in people who’ve been raised from birth to think of themselves as eternal victims.

    jacques sheete,

    Good point – the threat of being ostracized is very powerful. At a tender age, Jew children are traumatized with the notion that humanity wants to kill him. This happens at an age where they cannot tell right from wrong. He is told his tribe and their cultural ways are his safety. In his messed up, terrorized psyche, he must follow or die.

    The Jew culture is child abuse. Before they can think, they are inculcated with negative values. Jew children are not fed well-meaning happy ending Euro fairy tales. They are not told of love for humanity – but are fed the themes of separation, fear, and superiority.

    The Jews have a cruel culture – just look at Israel and Palestine. Look at the Israeli school system that produces hate for Palestinians and a righteous superiority and separation from humanity.

    The Jew are ruined at five.

    Think Peace --- Art

    The Jew culture is child abuse.

    Evidently, and in more ways than one. From what I’ve seen, including the comments of the defenders of them, it’s viciously degenerate and destructive to the core.

    The Jews have a cruel culture – just look at Israel and Palestine.

    And Iran and Iraq and Libya and Syria, and Lebanon, and, and, and…

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    I'm convinced that a lot of it is genetic. There's evidence that about 60% of human behavior is motivated by genetics. I believe that the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths. Not all but a great deal of their population are psychopaths. You may quibble with this idea but the end effect of a bunch of Jews moving into any country is the exact same as if a a tribe of psychopaths moved in so even if I'm wrong you'll never be surprised if you assume the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths.

    The only known 100% sure way to deal with psychopaths is to get rid of them. Move them away from you and have nothing to do with them. We should get rid of the Jews and live happily ever after. The colors in our wash will be brighter. Our children will be happier and the the World will be a better place.
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  218. Hi All,

    I am back to considering why, once upon a time, Jewish Neoconservatives despised Trump and could not support him for president of the ZUS.

    Half hour ago (E.S.T.), I happened to listen in on Limbaugh’ s “talent on loan from God,” and he proudly opined about William Kristol and how this Neocon crackpot wanted David French to run against and stop Trump.

    Please look at video linked below and you’ll hear a whack job Jewish Task Force representative speak on behalf of “Jews for Cruz” and with homage for David French.

    On the article’s good question as to why D.C. hates Assad, I have defaulted on my “Talent” (monthly payment) loan from The Lobby, and subsequently both Damascus and Moscow are alright with me!

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  219. Sherman says:
    @SolontoCroesus
    Boy oh boy, that Hitler was one hell of a guy; a Superman, in Sam Shama's parlance: In Dear Adolf's brief years on this earthly orb, he single-handedly revitalized the German economy; incited 70 million Germans to uniformly hate Jews for no reason whatsoever, (cautioning them to ignore the relentless firebombing campaign Jews were instrumental in executing over Germany, killing at least half-a-million German civilians and destroying 75% of Germany's cities and built culture); single-handedly killed six million of said Jews, having planned to "exterminate every single Jewish man, woman and child he could get his hands on" (per Prof. David Engel), while simultaneously deploying German Gestapo to assist up to 600,000 Jews to migrate from Germany; and also single-handedly killing 10- 15- 20-million (pick a number) Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Hungarians.

    Nevertheless, Superman Hitler failed in his quest to kill "every single Jew in the world" inasmuch as, of the 3,200,000 Jews under German control, 4,500,000 survived.

    Sometimes even Superman has a bad day.

    Hey Chuck

    What was that part about your parents teaching you to respect Jews?

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    What was that part about your parents teaching you to respect Jews?

     

    'Ey Shoym!

    What part's respectable?
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  220. FB says:
    @Ace
    Didn't he say the exact same thing as you are saying?

    Oops…you’re right…I misunderstood LK’s comment entirely…

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  221. FB says:
    @RobinG
    You seem confused... "Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin…" Did you mean to address that to someone else? [i.e Not L.K]

    Yes…I did misunderstand LK…I agree with his comment entirely…hope that clears it up…

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  222. FB says:
    @Ace
    Jacques and his cheap shots. Always an aid to persuasion.

    In what way was the proposed Constitution imposed on the colonial ratification assemblies? How were those people prevented from exercising independent judgment?

    The identities of the Founders were no secret and the ratifying assemblies were not prevented from making independent inquiry as to their interests and motivations. Merely highlighting economic interests is irrelevant to the process of examining how ratifying or rejecting the Constitution was effected. Do explain what coercive methods were used to obtain ratification of this pernicious document that duped so many innocents.

    While you're at it, highlight the provisions of the Constitution that gave special protection or advantage to real estate, shipping, manufacturing, or merchandising interests. That's sort of an Article and Section question, Jacques.

    Ace…have you not figured out yet that Jack Sheep is basically the Village Idiot around here…?

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    Ace…have you not figured out yet that Jack Sheep is basically the Village Idiot around here…?
     
    He probably hasn't yet figured out that you're one of the Ziomaster's useful idiots, but as obvious as you make it, how could he miss it?

    Have a nice day, dolt!
    , @Ace
    :-)

    I've known him to make intelligent comments in the past but of late he seems angry about something.
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  223. L.K says:
    @SolontoCroesus
    Boy oh boy, that Hitler was one hell of a guy; a Superman, in Sam Shama's parlance: In Dear Adolf's brief years on this earthly orb, he single-handedly revitalized the German economy; incited 70 million Germans to uniformly hate Jews for no reason whatsoever, (cautioning them to ignore the relentless firebombing campaign Jews were instrumental in executing over Germany, killing at least half-a-million German civilians and destroying 75% of Germany's cities and built culture); single-handedly killed six million of said Jews, having planned to "exterminate every single Jewish man, woman and child he could get his hands on" (per Prof. David Engel), while simultaneously deploying German Gestapo to assist up to 600,000 Jews to migrate from Germany; and also single-handedly killing 10- 15- 20-million (pick a number) Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Hungarians.

    Nevertheless, Superman Hitler failed in his quest to kill "every single Jew in the world" inasmuch as, of the 3,200,000 Jews under German control, 4,500,000 survived.

    Sometimes even Superman has a bad day.

    LOL , Solonto, thanks man, sometimes sarcasm & humor make for the best replies to this kinda garbage…

    The Nazi cannibal’s “extermination program” seems to have been conducted by incompetent amateurs indeed, since Israeli demographer, Sergio Della Pergola, stated in an official Israeli report that there were 1.092,000 Jewish holohoax survivors alive in 2003… imagine the numbers in 45…
    It reminds me of Norman Finkelstein telling a story about how his mother said something like: ‘with so many survivors, who did Hitler kill??’

    Demonization of the target is a powerful thing in propaganda, in the case of the Syrian government and president Assad, for instance, all of the Syrian war fatalities, real or imagined, have been constantly attributed to him, disregarding the huge number of both soldiers and civilians who have been killed while supporting the government.

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    Demonization of the target is a powerful thing in propaganda,
     
    Don't say that too loudly; you may shock a few trolls out of their voluntary stupidity and that can't be a pretty thing, not that their stupidity is.
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  224. L.K says:
    @FB
    Your little anti-Assad spiel is wearing thin...

    Everybody who is fair minded and has evaluated both sides of the conflicting version of events as to how the violence in Syria actually started in 2011 has seen the facts very clearly...

    Police and security personnel sent to confront protesters were unarmed...by order of Assad...

    These so-called protesters quickly turned to arms and killed a bunch of security personnel...the first blood spilled was that of Syrian security forces...

    Your little stories have about as much truth to them as the Shite Helmets agit-prop...

    Nobody is buying the BS anymore...Assad is genuinely popular among the majority of Syrians...and he will be elected again...

    The US neocon project to tear Syria to pieces has failed miserably...get over it...

    Hey shithead,

    Before you try to troll me, you should at least read what I wrote in my comments 154/115 and others, in which I stated the same things you said…

    With one big diff, I actually provided DETAILS.

    Few here at Unz have done more in the comments than me to expose this criminal war against Syria…

    There is an electronic record of it…

    Fuck off.

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    What are you hyperventilating about pinhead...?

    I admitted already I misunderstood your intent...

    As for debunking stuff about Syria...check my comment history here...especially about the technical matters surrounding the Shayrat strike...

    Clearly we are both on the same side...so why the hand grenade spiel...?

    Anyone can make an honest mistake...but your instant resort to vulgarities makes me wonder how useful you are to the cause...a 'stable genius' is not exactly what we need...

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  225. For those romantics who think the constitution was not imposed upon the majority of the populace, here is just one argument, of many to the contrary.:

    3. It cannot be said that, by voting, a man pledges himself to support the Constitution, unless the act of voting be a perfectly voluntary one on his part. Yet the act of voting cannot properly be called a voluntary one on the part of any very large number of those who do vote. It is rather a measure of necessity imposed upon them by others, than one of their own choice. On this point I repeat what was said in a former number,[1] viz:

    “In truth, in the case of individuals, their actual voting is not to be taken as proof of consent, even for the time being. On the contrary, it is to be considered that, without his consent having even been asked, a man finds himself environed by a government that he cannot resist; a government that forces him to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of his natural rights, under peril of weighty punishments.

    - Lysander Spooner
    —No Treason, no. 6: The Constitution of no Authority

    Clearly, the constitution and the centralized government it established were imposed upon “we, the people.” There’s a reason so many resisted the imposition of the abomination. Most, however, had no idea that there was a move afoot to bind them to a new set of masters, and if they did, there would have probably been another “revolution” which in fact did occur. We call it the Civil War.

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    And, as Paine said (prefiguring Spooner) -

    There never did, there never will, and there never can, exist a Parliament, or any description of men, or any generation of men, in any country, possessed of the right or the power of binding and controlling posterity to the "end of time," or of commanding for ever how the world shall be governed, or who shall govern it; and therefore all such clauses, acts or declarations by which the makers of them attempt to do what they have neither the right nor the power to do, nor the power to execute, are in themselves null and void. Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the age and generations which preceded it. The vanity and presumption of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies. Man has no property in man; neither has any generation a property in the generations which are to follow. The Parliament or the people of 1688, or of any other period, had no more right to dispose of the people of the present day, or to bind or to control them in any shape whatever, than the parliament or the people of the present day have to dispose of, bind or control those who are to live a hundred or a thousand years hence. Every generation is, and must be, competent to all the purposes which its occasions require. It is the living, and not the dead, that are to be accommodated. When man ceases to be, his power and his wants cease with him; and having no longer any participation in the concerns of this world, he has no longer any authority in directing who shall be its governors, or how its government shall be organised, or how administered.
     
    Think of the consequences of this line of thinking as Δ T shrinks towards zero: a person born tomorrow is bound by the decisions of the political class of today, despite having no say in the decision.
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  226. L.K says:
    @jacques sheete

    “The broad mass of a nation…will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one” (“Die breite Masse eines Volkes…fällt einer grossen Lüge leicher zum Opfer als einer kleinen”).
    -Adolf Hitler ‘Mein Kampf’ 1925
     
    Looks as if was right about "The" "Holocaust" even before they lied about his supposed part in it.

    The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler. He was primarily against Bolshies, especially the Eastern European hordes that had been raising terror in Germany for decades. The Reds even had a Communist state of Bavaria and had infiltrated and controlled many other surrounding countries. That many of them were supposedly Jews was secondary if a problem at all.

    The biggest hoax ever is the lie about "The" holocaust and most people do believe that fraud without question.

    Tell the truth and get bashed...it's the Talmudic way!

    Hey Jacques,

    You said “The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler.”

    Well, not exactly. The Zionists did, to some extent, as they wanted Jews moving to Palestine…

    But back then, the Zionist movement, though very powerful & expanding quickly, was not yet, as far as I can remember, a majority of organized Jewry.

    The Zionists, at any rate, cooperated with N.S Germany only when it suited their interests, and against it when it did not.

    In Palestine during WW2, the zio Stern gang actually offered to fight against the Brits and for Germany, if Germany supported their cause in Palestine later( going from memory here). The Germans refused.

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    You said “The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler.”

    Well, not exactly. The Zionists did, to some extent, as they wanted Jews moving to Palestine…
     

    L.K, I think I have pretty good evidence to support my contention that Jews (not all Jews, mind you) supported Hitler. Among them were the assimilated ones such as a good proportion of those who owned large businesses, banks, shipping lines, mines, newspapers, and movie industry related businesses, etc., just as they do in the US today. I believe that's true for the military that supported him and maybe even some who later tried to snuff him.

    I suspect that any anti-Jew rhetoric he came up with was about as serious as Trump's and any other politician's campaign promises, i.e., utterances that helped him politically with the masses.

    The infamous yellow star badge was in fact the idea of a Nazi supporting Jewish banker, Olaf Aschberg. The famous boycott of Jewish businesses lasted all of one day and many Jews continued to run their businesses under Nazi rule.

    Here's one source. Note the date.:


    The Jews, through their native talents and more particularly through close mutual collaboration, had profited enormously. They largely ran Berlin and the great provincial cities [of Germany]… In the stalls sat a phalanx of Jewish dramatic critics, headed by Alfred Kerr, and wrote laudatory notices for the most widely read newspapers, the Jewish Berliner Tageblatt and Vossische Zeitung. In the lobbies of the theatres and picture houses schwärmerische German mothers and daughters fought for the signatures of their Jewish favourites. Have all those autographs been ceremoniously burned, in solemn family conclave, since the eyes of Germany were opened?

    When I had a toothache I went to a Jewish dentist, and when I was ill a Jewish doctor cured me quickest, and that, I suppose, was why they were so numerous and prosperous. The most fashionable and wealthiest lawyers, well advertised by the press of their co-religionists, were Jews. Jewish architects, Erich Mendelssohn prominent among them, were busy building new villas for the wealthy along the pleasant avenues leading out to the woods and lakes.


    -Douglas Reed, Insanity Fair, (1938), ~ page 46-unfortunately the book is unpaginated
    http://www.controversyofzion.info/Controversybook/Douglas_Reed_Books_pdf/Insanity%20Fair.pdf

     

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  227. FB says:
    @L.K
    Hey shithead,

    Before you try to troll me, you should at least read what I wrote in my comments 154/115 and others, in which I stated the same things you said...

    With one big diff, I actually provided DETAILS.

    Few here at Unz have done more in the comments than me to expose this criminal war against Syria...

    There is an electronic record of it...

    Fuck off.

    What are you hyperventilating about pinhead…?

    I admitted already I misunderstood your intent…

    As for debunking stuff about Syria…check my comment history here…especially about the technical matters surrounding the Shayrat strike…

    Clearly we are both on the same side…so why the hand grenade spiel…?

    Anyone can make an honest mistake…but your instant resort to vulgarities makes me wonder how useful you are to the cause…a ‘stable genius’ is not exactly what we need…

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  228. @Ace
    Jacques and his cheap shots. Always an aid to persuasion.

    In what way was the proposed Constitution imposed on the colonial ratification assemblies? How were those people prevented from exercising independent judgment?

    The identities of the Founders were no secret and the ratifying assemblies were not prevented from making independent inquiry as to their interests and motivations. Merely highlighting economic interests is irrelevant to the process of examining how ratifying or rejecting the Constitution was effected. Do explain what coercive methods were used to obtain ratification of this pernicious document that duped so many innocents.

    While you're at it, highlight the provisions of the Constitution that gave special protection or advantage to real estate, shipping, manufacturing, or merchandising interests. That's sort of an Article and Section question, Jacques.

    For anyone who thinks the adoption of the constitution was a moral act, there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary and from many sources. Anyway, all thinking people understand that it was imposed on us and its adoption was agreed to by only a very small sample of the population at the time.

    The number who actually consented to the Constitution of the United States, at the first, was very small. Considered as the act of the whole people, the adoption of the Constitution was the merest farce and imposture*, binding upon nobody.

    -Lysander Spooner, No Treason No. II. The Constitution (1867)

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/No_Treason/2

    *Imposture, imposition. Get it?

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    MW has the definition as "the act or practice of deceiving by means of an assumed character or name." Thus Spooner is talking about deception, not imposition.

    You have not shown what provisions of the Constitution are prima facie guardians of the interests identified by Nock. The Constitution sought to maximize everyone's liberty, at least so far as the federal government was concerned. In that it was an immensely moral document.

    Maximizing liberty meant freedom for all interests to pursue their interests. Even successful people had that liberty. Free markets have never been unregulated. Laws against fraud, fraudulent conveyance, trade libel and undue influence and laws protecting private property and enforcing contracts have been necessary to keep the market place honest and functional. The Constitution stood on centuries of common law and equity and was not pulled out of the air.

    Perhaps you believe that the Constitution should have had provisions limiting the accumulation of private wealth and commercial power. But the problem of trusts was not evident in the 18th c. and it was only in the early 20th c. that steps were taken to enact anti-trust laws.

    It's not unfair to point out that the Constitution, let alone any state or federal legislation, was not and is not approved by all the people at the time or by later generations sought to be bound by it. To require every person to consent to new laws or to retroactively approve laws that have been enacted before their birth is an unworkable system and it has not proved to be oppressive until modern times to require that laws apply to all when enacted in a democratic fashion. As the progressive cancer has spread it's increasingly accurate to say that laws are, in fact, laws for special interests and privileged minorities hostile to the majority. Overall political legitimacy seems to be the problem, not the failure of individuals to consent to specifics.

    The issues important in the ratification debates were clearly stated and much debated. The Founders were extraordinary men and were, I think, trusted by the majority to have done their best to create something unique and wonderful. The country was not split for decades after ratification by large groups of citizens still nursing grievances over having had the Constitution jammed down their throats.

    Looking at the Founders as duplicitous, self-interested grifters and con men seems like a ludicrous proposition to me and so far what I've seen from you is merely that, the assertion that they were interested deceivers.

    I think I've answered your question. The Constitution was approved in a public, deliberate fashion by reasonably representative assemblies short of an unworkable requirement that there be universal approval.

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  229. @FB
    Ace...have you not figured out yet that Jack Sheep is basically the Village Idiot around here...?

    Ace…have you not figured out yet that Jack Sheep is basically the Village Idiot around here…?

    He probably hasn’t yet figured out that you’re one of the Ziomaster’s useful idiots, but as obvious as you make it, how could he miss it?

    Have a nice day, dolt!

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  230. @Sherman
    Hey Chuck

    What was that part about your parents teaching you to respect Jews?

    What was that part about your parents teaching you to respect Jews?

    ‘Ey Shoym!

    What part’s respectable?

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    Jacques Sheete asked Sherman: "What part’s respectable?"

    Hi Jacques,

    Answer is..., the part that's cast off banquet table by the Jewish Lobbies.
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  231. @L.K
    LOL , Solonto, thanks man, sometimes sarcasm & humor make for the best replies to this kinda garbage...

    The Nazi cannibal's "extermination program" seems to have been conducted by incompetent amateurs indeed, since Israeli demographer, Sergio Della Pergola, stated in an official Israeli report that there were 1.092,000 Jewish holohoax survivors alive in 2003... imagine the numbers in 45...
    It reminds me of Norman Finkelstein telling a story about how his mother said something like: 'with so many survivors, who did Hitler kill??'

    Demonization of the target is a powerful thing in propaganda, in the case of the Syrian government and president Assad, for instance, all of the Syrian war fatalities, real or imagined, have been constantly attributed to him, disregarding the huge number of both soldiers and civilians who have been killed while supporting the government.

    Demonization of the target is a powerful thing in propaganda,

    Don’t say that too loudly; you may shock a few trolls out of their voluntary stupidity and that can’t be a pretty thing, not that their stupidity is.

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  232. wootendw says:

    “Why Does Washington Hate Bashar al-Assad?”

    Because he is Good. Assad, with his highly intelligent English (Sunni) wife, Asma, are the best persons to reform Syria and make into a nice country. That, however, would mean that the Netanyahu regime would no longer be the ME’s only stable democracy. In fact, Syria could easily become more prosperous and free than Israel – which is technically still at war with Syria and depends on fresh water flowing into it from Syria (as well as Lebanon).

    Netanyahu is like the wicked queen in Snow White:
    “Magic Mirror on the Wall,
    Who is the ME’s fairest of all?”
    When the Mirror says ‘Assad’ instead of ‘Israel’, Bibi fumes “What?! Arm terrorists to destabilize Syria! Gas some Syrian babies! And make it look like Assad did it!”

    Hatred of the good for being the good, as Ayn Rand would have put it.

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    Disagree in part: Iran is more stable and more 'Democratic than Israel.

    Hands down.

    No contest.

    Surprised at robin's reflexive "Agree."
    , @L.K
    "That, however, would mean that the Netanyahu regime would no longer be the ME’s only stable democracy."

    Apartheid Israel is FAR from being a "democracy".

    Nor is it really that stable, given the artificial and unfair manner it came into being and all that stems from its criminal inception.
    , @Johnny Rico

    Assad, with his highly intelligent English (Sunni) wife, Asma, are the best persons to reform Syria and make into a nice country.
     
    Interesting.

    Assad has been in charge for 17.5 years. He reformed the country into a civil war 6 years ago. Which destroyed Syria...the opposite of a "nice country."

    If I were you, I would read up on the actual history of the Middle-East before you go near a keyboard again.


    In fact, Syria could easily become more prosperous and free than Israel...
     
    There is just so much not right about this comment...I'm not even gonna start. Have you ever attended school?
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  233. @L.K
    Hey Jacques,

    You said "The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler."

    Well, not exactly. The Zionists did, to some extent, as they wanted Jews moving to Palestine...

    But back then, the Zionist movement, though very powerful & expanding quickly, was not yet, as far as I can remember, a majority of organized Jewry.

    The Zionists, at any rate, cooperated with N.S Germany only when it suited their interests, and against it when it did not.

    In Palestine during WW2, the zio Stern gang actually offered to fight against the Brits and for Germany, if Germany supported their cause in Palestine later( going from memory here). The Germans refused.

    You said “The truth is that Jews, including Zionists, supported Hitler.”

    Well, not exactly. The Zionists did, to some extent, as they wanted Jews moving to Palestine…

    L.K, I think I have pretty good evidence to support my contention that Jews (not all Jews, mind you) supported Hitler. Among them were the assimilated ones such as a good proportion of those who owned large businesses, banks, shipping lines, mines, newspapers, and movie industry related businesses, etc., just as they do in the US today. I believe that’s true for the military that supported him and maybe even some who later tried to snuff him.

    I suspect that any anti-Jew rhetoric he came up with was about as serious as Trump’s and any other politician’s campaign promises, i.e., utterances that helped him politically with the masses.

    The infamous yellow star badge was in fact the idea of a Nazi supporting Jewish banker, Olaf Aschberg. The famous boycott of Jewish businesses lasted all of one day and many Jews continued to run their businesses under Nazi rule.

    Here’s one source. Note the date.:

    The Jews, through their native talents and more particularly through close mutual collaboration, had profited enormously. They largely ran Berlin and the great provincial cities [of Germany]… In the stalls sat a phalanx of Jewish dramatic critics, headed by Alfred Kerr, and wrote laudatory notices for the most widely read newspapers, the Jewish Berliner Tageblatt and Vossische Zeitung. In the lobbies of the theatres and picture houses schwärmerische German mothers and daughters fought for the signatures of their Jewish favourites. Have all those autographs been ceremoniously burned, in solemn family conclave, since the eyes of Germany were opened?

    When I had a toothache I went to a Jewish dentist, and when I was ill a Jewish doctor cured me quickest, and that, I suppose, was why they were so numerous and prosperous. The most fashionable and wealthiest lawyers, well advertised by the press of their co-religionists, were Jews. Jewish architects, Erich Mendelssohn prominent among them, were busy building new villas for the wealthy along the pleasant avenues leading out to the woods and lakes.

    -Douglas Reed, Insanity Fair, (1938), ~ page 46-unfortunately the book is unpaginated

    http://www.controversyofzion.info/Controversybook/Douglas_Reed_Books_pdf/Insanity%20Fair.pdf

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  234. @Diversity Heretic
    Your hunch is right and MarkinLa's comment on standing is quite good. I've been disgusted by Supreme Court decisions beginning in the 1950s and continuing until today, but I didn't feel like writing a long post on "non-justiciable political controversies."

    Surely you meant the 1850s, not the 1950s: the 1850s gave the US South v Maryland (59 U.S. 18 How. 396 [1855]) which made it clear that there is no positive duty of care imposed on “law enforcement” to protect individuals or their property.

    That decision should have caused the scales to fall from the eyes of the livestock: it effectively said that an individual citizen cannot sue the system if the system failed to “protect and serve”.

    What that ruling made clear, is that “law enforcement” is established to keep us serfs in line (by making sure we obey) – and that all slogans (e.g., “protect and serve”) are misdirectional eyewash (the pigs protect the political class and serve the political class, not us… the better to enable the parasites to live in bigger, shinier palaces).

    At that point, the citizenry ought to have overthrown the government – after all, the BlackRobes had literally just said that the government had no duty of care to its citizens.

    The citizenry didn’t overthrown the government (at least, that’s what happened in my version of the simulation), and the law as “interpreted” by the BlackRobes in 1955 is still canonical (thanks to the stupid doctrine of stare decisis – which rivals papal infallibility for hubris).

    There have been a string of decisions by the BlackRobes that make it absolutely clear that they are power’s handmaidens forst and foremost: they do not work for society – they work for the political class. The hint is that the whole “sombre gravitas” schtick is so reminiscent of Catholic litursgy (or at the very least, High Church Protestantism) – including all the trappings of senior ecclesiasts (the whole ‘gown’ dressup thing: if their opinions were inherently meritorious, they could deliver their decisions in t-shirts and track pants).

    It used to stagger me that the median individual could not see the scam – that we are semi-free-range livestock, and governments are tax farms (“semi-free-range”: large cages, but still cages – try leaving your national jurisdiction without getting your ear-tag checked).

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    Scam*, ya say? How's about this?

    What’s even worse is that the position of Supreme Court Justice is an appointed position thus there are no specific requirements for selecting them beyond being a somewhat living being and a buddy of the president or one of his handlers.

    Of course an additional practical consideration is that they must be able to be approved by Congress, but as we all know, that institution is a joke and has been for some time.


    While the Constitution stipulates qualifications for being President of the United States, it is silent as to qualifications for Supreme Court justices.

    The Constitution does not say that a Justice must be American born, a certain age or hold any particular profession before being selected. The court's highest Justice also is not required to have any specific qualifications.

    In fact, the Chief Justice isn't even required to have served as an Associate Justice.
    https://thelawdictionary.org/article/qualifications-to-become-a-supreme-court-justice/
     

    *Keep writing like that and you'll be smeared with all kinds of scat from the Zio-trolls here. Welcome abourd!
    , @Zumbuddi
    Think about church services in Christian denominations as well as RC, & in spades for Episcopal --- All the talking, directing, chastising, prodding toPledge --- comes from the pulpit, i e top down. Role of the congregation (demos) is to sit down, shut up, listen up, pay up, and volunteer to fry fish, clean the church hall, obey, and chastise yourself for your 'sins.'

    Nothing Democratic about any Christian church service I've seen over many uears.

    Americans are trained from birth to "pray, pay, and obey."

    When the Greek & Roman myths were the religion of the land, belief was not compulsory .
    Enforcement, unto death, of belief in the One God is a Hebrew Abrahamic innovation.

    If Christianity hopes to survive, it is essential that it First, decouple itself from the -Judaic imposition, then do as the Germans tried to do a century ago, and Jefferson did a century before that: The 'religion's of Jesus must completely remove from its spirituality or theology each and every linkage to Judahite-ism. 1 example . . .Jesus did not teach that Hatred and killing were good things.

    Jefferson wrote in early 1800s that Judaism wanted reform. That still applied.
    As well, Christianity "wants reform," if it hopes to survive.

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  235. Art says:
    @Sam J.
    "...This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point..."

    The other big one lately is "self improvement". Notice they are all about how we need to "improve" ourselves as some right of passage to withstand the Jews. None of these are anything but silly diversions as any of them could be done "after" we get rid of the Jews. I suggest that if we do zero improvement. That if we are dirty, rotten, pieces of shit that wear awkward looking clothes and wear funny hats we will still be better off if we get rid of the Jews. I don't think there's any living with these people. Their long term mental state is to destroy everything everywhere they go. We have several thousands of years worth of data to go by. The only surefire 100% way to get these people to leave you alone is get rid of them. Deport them. Have no intercourse with them at all and make sure they have no say so in your lives in any measure.

    “…This “lonely” thing seems to a new Hasbara Central talking point…”

    The other big one lately is “self improvement”. Notice they are all about how we need to “improve” ourselves as some right of passage to withstand the Jews.

    Sam J,

    New words – same old false put-downs.

    Being immoral and arrogant is not smart. Smart people do not put up roadblocks to future intercourse with others, as the inferior Jews do.

    With the Jews it is always a “zero-sum they win you lose” contest.

    That is not how the universe works – win win is how the universe progresses. When a Jew leaves somewhere, there is always chaos.

    Think Peace — Art

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  236. @jacques sheete
    For those romantics who think the constitution was not imposed upon the majority of the populace, here is just one argument, of many to the contrary.:

    3. It cannot be said that, by voting, a man pledges himself to support the Constitution, unless the act of voting be a perfectly voluntary one on his part. Yet the act of voting cannot properly be called a voluntary one on the part of any very large number of those who do vote. It is rather a measure of necessity imposed upon them by others, than one of their own choice. On this point I repeat what was said in a former number,[1] viz:

    "In truth, in the case of individuals, their actual voting is not to be taken as proof of consent, even for the time being. On the contrary, it is to be considered that, without his consent having even been asked, a man finds himself environed by a government that he cannot resist; a government that forces him to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of his natural rights, under peril of weighty punishments.

    - Lysander Spooner
    —No Treason, no. 6: The Constitution of no Authority

     

    Clearly, the constitution and the centralized government it established were imposed upon "we, the people." There's a reason so many resisted the imposition of the abomination. Most, however, had no idea that there was a move afoot to bind them to a new set of masters, and if they did, there would have probably been another "revolution" which in fact did occur. We call it the Civil War.

    And, as Paine said (prefiguring Spooner) –

    There never did, there never will, and there never can, exist a Parliament, or any description of men, or any generation of men, in any country, possessed of the right or the power of binding and controlling posterity to the “end of time,” or of commanding for ever how the world shall be governed, or who shall govern it; and therefore all such clauses, acts or declarations by which the makers of them attempt to do what they have neither the right nor the power to do, nor the power to execute, are in themselves null and void. Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the age and generations which preceded it. The vanity and presumption of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies. Man has no property in man; neither has any generation a property in the generations which are to follow. The Parliament or the people of 1688, or of any other period, had no more right to dispose of the people of the present day, or to bind or to control them in any shape whatever, than the parliament or the people of the present day have to dispose of, bind or control those who are to live a hundred or a thousand years hence. Every generation is, and must be, competent to all the purposes which its occasions require. It is the living, and not the dead, that are to be accommodated. When man ceases to be, his power and his wants cease with him; and having no longer any participation in the concerns of this world, he has no longer any authority in directing who shall be its governors, or how its government shall be organised, or how administered.

    Think of the consequences of this line of thinking as Δ T shrinks towards zero: a person born tomorrow is bound by the decisions of the political class of today, despite having no say in the decision.

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  237. Jo Jones says:
    @bluedog
    Americans ought to realize, and think about the fact that we have been at war for some 220 years with our own killing fields,both by our own hands and the hands behind the scenes..

    I’ve read that French archaeologists estimated that there were between 25 and 75 million native people in the United States before the Europeans arrived. I don’t think anybody or any nation can top United States of America when it comes to massacring innocent human beings.

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    "...archaeologists estimated that there were between 25 and 75 million native people in the United States before the Europeans arrived..."

    Of who the large majority of died from diseases they had no defense against. This is in no way comparable to the deliberate massacres of people the Jews have killed in the tens and tens of millions. I bet the number is much higher for the Jews massacring others.

    This shows that we must get rid of the Jews before they try to massacre us. If they do start to try and massacre us like they did the Spanish, Germans, Russians and many others we should massacre them first.
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  238. Zumbuddi says:
    @wootendw
    "Why Does Washington Hate Bashar al-Assad?"

    Because he is Good. Assad, with his highly intelligent English (Sunni) wife, Asma, are the best persons to reform Syria and make into a nice country. That, however, would mean that the Netanyahu regime would no longer be the ME's only stable democracy. In fact, Syria could easily become more prosperous and free than Israel - which is technically still at war with Syria and depends on fresh water flowing into it from Syria (as well as Lebanon).

    Netanyahu is like the wicked queen in Snow White:
    "Magic Mirror on the Wall,
    Who is the ME's fairest of all?"
    When the Mirror says 'Assad' instead of 'Israel', Bibi fumes "What?! Arm terrorists to destabilize Syria! Gas some Syrian babies! And make it look like Assad did it!"

    Hatred of the good for being the good, as Ayn Rand would have put it.

    Disagree in part: Iran is more stable and more ‘Democratic than Israel.

    Hands down.

    No contest.

    Surprised at robin’s reflexive “Agree.”

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    The Magic Mirror analogy was great, and my (new) use of the agree button has me a little punchy. Actually, it was the mention of Ayn Rand that gave me pause. ;) Your point about Iran is kind of OT to that comment. Besides, isn't Lebanon also more democratic than Israel?
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  239. @Kratoklastes
    Surely you meant the 1850s, not the 1950s: the 1850s gave the US South v Maryland (59 U.S. 18 How. 396 [1855]) which made it clear that there is no positive duty of care imposed on "law enforcement" to protect individuals or their property.

    That decision should have caused the scales to fall from the eyes of the livestock: it effectively said that an individual citizen cannot sue the system if the system failed to "protect and serve".

    What that ruling made clear, is that "law enforcement" is established to keep us serfs in line (by making sure we obey) - and that all slogans (e.g., "protect and serve") are misdirectional eyewash (the pigs protect the political class and serve the political class, not us... the better to enable the parasites to live in bigger, shinier palaces).

    At that point, the citizenry ought to have overthrown the government - after all, the BlackRobes had literally just said that the government had no duty of care to its citizens.

    The citizenry didn't overthrown the government (at least, that's what happened in my version of the simulation), and the law as "interpreted" by the BlackRobes in 1955 is still canonical (thanks to the stupid doctrine of stare decisis - which rivals papal infallibility for hubris).

    There have been a string of decisions by the BlackRobes that make it absolutely clear that they are power's handmaidens forst and foremost: they do not work for society - they work for the political class. The hint is that the whole "sombre gravitas" schtick is so reminiscent of Catholic litursgy (or at the very least, High Church Protestantism) - including all the trappings of senior ecclesiasts (the whole 'gown' dressup thing: if their opinions were inherently meritorious, they could deliver their decisions in t-shirts and track pants).

    It used to stagger me that the median individual could not see the scam - that we are semi-free-range livestock, and governments are tax farms ("semi-free-range": large cages, but still cages - try leaving your national jurisdiction without getting your ear-tag checked).

    Scam*, ya say? How’s about this?

    What’s even worse is that the position of Supreme Court Justice is an appointed position thus there are no specific requirements for selecting them beyond being a somewhat living being and a buddy of the president or one of his handlers.

    Of course an additional practical consideration is that they must be able to be approved by Congress, but as we all know, that institution is a joke and has been for some time.

    While the Constitution stipulates qualifications for being President of the United States, it is silent as to qualifications for Supreme Court justices.

    The Constitution does not say that a Justice must be American born, a certain age or hold any particular profession before being selected. The court’s highest Justice also is not required to have any specific qualifications.

    In fact, the Chief Justice isn’t even required to have served as an Associate Justice.

    https://thelawdictionary.org/article/qualifications-to-become-a-supreme-court-justice/

    *Keep writing like that and you’ll be smeared with all kinds of scat from the Zio-trolls here. Welcome abourd!

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  240. Jo Jones says:
    @Carroll Price

    Syria and Iran are relatively tolerant of jews in their countries (two largest middle-east enclaves outside of Israel itself), while KSA
     
    Not sure about Syria, but Iran has laws barring Jews from holding public office, as well as loaning money at usury, thus rendering them a relatively harmless minority. Parasites become a problem only after being permitted to run unchecked among the host. Although there's known and proven methods for controlling parasites, to my limited knowledge Iran appears to be the only country currently taking steps in that direction.

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

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  241. Zumbuddi says:
    @Kratoklastes
    Surely you meant the 1850s, not the 1950s: the 1850s gave the US South v Maryland (59 U.S. 18 How. 396 [1855]) which made it clear that there is no positive duty of care imposed on "law enforcement" to protect individuals or their property.

    That decision should have caused the scales to fall from the eyes of the livestock: it effectively said that an individual citizen cannot sue the system if the system failed to "protect and serve".

    What that ruling made clear, is that "law enforcement" is established to keep us serfs in line (by making sure we obey) - and that all slogans (e.g., "protect and serve") are misdirectional eyewash (the pigs protect the political class and serve the political class, not us... the better to enable the parasites to live in bigger, shinier palaces).

    At that point, the citizenry ought to have overthrown the government - after all, the BlackRobes had literally just said that the government had no duty of care to its citizens.

    The citizenry didn't overthrown the government (at least, that's what happened in my version of the simulation), and the law as "interpreted" by the BlackRobes in 1955 is still canonical (thanks to the stupid doctrine of stare decisis - which rivals papal infallibility for hubris).

    There have been a string of decisions by the BlackRobes that make it absolutely clear that they are power's handmaidens forst and foremost: they do not work for society - they work for the political class. The hint is that the whole "sombre gravitas" schtick is so reminiscent of Catholic litursgy (or at the very least, High Church Protestantism) - including all the trappings of senior ecclesiasts (the whole 'gown' dressup thing: if their opinions were inherently meritorious, they could deliver their decisions in t-shirts and track pants).

    It used to stagger me that the median individual could not see the scam - that we are semi-free-range livestock, and governments are tax farms ("semi-free-range": large cages, but still cages - try leaving your national jurisdiction without getting your ear-tag checked).

    Think about church services in Christian denominations as well as RC, & in spades for Episcopal — All the talking, directing, chastising, prodding toPledge — comes from the pulpit, i e top down. Role of the congregation (demos) is to sit down, shut up, listen up, pay up, and volunteer to fry fish, clean the church hall, obey, and chastise yourself for your ‘sins.’

    Nothing Democratic about any Christian church service I’ve seen over many uears.

    Americans are trained from birth to “pray, pay, and obey.”

    When the Greek & Roman myths were the religion of the land, belief was not compulsory .
    Enforcement, unto death, of belief in the One God is a Hebrew Abrahamic innovation.

    If Christianity hopes to survive, it is essential that it First, decouple itself from the -Judaic imposition, then do as the Germans tried to do a century ago, and Jefferson did a century before that: The ‘religion’s of Jesus must completely remove from its spirituality or theology each and every linkage to Judahite-ism. 1 example . . .Jesus did not teach that Hatred and killing were good things.

    Jefferson wrote in early 1800s that Judaism wanted reform. That still applied.
    As well, Christianity “wants reform,” if it hopes to survive.

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  242. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    > Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?

    As the lion of damascus explained; hydrocarbons.

    Russians, Europeans, Americans, Gulf countries, Chinese, they all want energy, and his country happened to be in the way of the greater powers.

    For the other explanations; you always find a stick when you want to beat a dog.

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    For the religious guys here.

    Not sure if this is christian or jewish or islam but

    "Let he who is without sin throw the first stone."
    , @KA
    Oil or supply of oil has been repeatedly invoked to portray as the cause for US 's intervention in ME. USA could get all the oil it wants from Iran and some more . US could have got all the oils had it wanted from Saddam . Syria as was told by Putin in 2015 was more interested in reaching deal and making friends in the west . It is not oil . It has same relevance as does the clean water has for US intervention in Libya.
    Oil business never supported sanctions on Iraq or on Iran. It never supported the Iraq war . Halliburton or similar firms supporting or getting involved do not prove that oil business was interested in war . They served different purposes and made money by building what was already built and was in place but was destroyed by war .
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  243. Sam J. says:
    @Sherman
    "Have no intercourse with them"

    Ha!

    I doubt you've ever had intercourse with anyone in your life!

    There’s that Hasbara lonely talking point. I guess you can check that one off on you little talking point form.

    Intercourse is an old school way of sating , talk to, live in the same area as, trade, be neighborly too. You an determine if you are talking about sexual or other forms of intercourse depending on the context the word is used. I guess you missed that.

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  244. RobinG says:
    @Zumbuddi
    Disagree in part: Iran is more stable and more 'Democratic than Israel.

    Hands down.

    No contest.

    Surprised at robin's reflexive "Agree."

    The Magic Mirror analogy was great, and my (new) use of the agree button has me a little punchy. Actually, it was the mention of Ayn Rand that gave me pause. ;) Your point about Iran is kind of OT to that comment. Besides, isn’t Lebanon also more democratic than Israel?

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    Lebanon is more democratic than Israel but Israel destabilizes it. I'm not going to Iran. Israel's claim is false but plausible to many.
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  245. @jacques sheete

    What was that part about your parents teaching you to respect Jews?

     

    'Ey Shoym!

    What part's respectable?

    Jacques Sheete asked Sherman: “What part’s respectable?”

    Hi Jacques,

    Answer is…, the part that’s cast off banquet table by the Jewish Lobbies.

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  246. Sam J. says:
    @Sherman
    "Have no intercourse with them"

    Ha!

    I doubt you've ever had intercourse with anyone in your life!

    Using the word “intercourse” was a mistake. Next time I’ll use the phrase “have nothing to do with them” so you will understand.

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    Reading your comments, a tiresome slog really, until one arrives at this particular gem, when it is hard to imagine how the raw irony behind "have nothing to do with them" could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew.

    Not your fault of course, but your parents drew from the shallow end of the gene pool.

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  247. Sam J. says:
    @jacques sheete

    The lemmings are saying, we all are “soooo isolated” – when everyday new voices appear in the comments, bringing new angles to bear against the Jews and their sicko culture.
     
    True.

    Apparently ostracism is one of the principal threats that their fanatic rabbis use to keep them in the clique, and it is a sicko one. Ostracism is a primitive means of controlling people and it probably works best in people who've been raised from birth to think of themselves as eternal victims. The isolation meme is no doubt projection on their part. What an intolerably simple minded bunch of goons!

    So,despite their imagined superiority (no doubt a soothing fiction), they're probably terrified of being cast out of the supposedly protective group. They probably ought to be pitied, but they make themselves so hideously obnoxious that they can barely stand one another. That also explains their hatefulness and contempt of the goyim and apostates as well as their utterly destructive nature.

    “…So,despite their imagined superiority (no doubt a soothing fiction), they’re probably terrified of being cast out of the supposedly protective group…”

    Yeah that’s really insightful. All that they are is primarily due to the ingroup behavior of the Jews. Doing each other favors and covering for each other makes them much more powerful. They’re very much like the Mafia and are following the same precepts. They also act somewhat like a army with various specialties to attack us.

    This is probably why me saying,”We must get rid of them”, pisses them off so bad. Whites people when you say that to them are much more likely to have the attitude, “to hell with you I don’t want to be around you either”.

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    They’re very much like the Mafia...
     
    They are probably the worst and by far the most effective mafia that ever existed. They're undoubtedly extremely well versed in the art after thousands of years of experience.

    They terrorize their own as much as they terrorize others and I bet Bro Nathaniel could add some worthwhile insights to the concept if he hasn't already.
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  248. Sam J. says:
    @jacques sheete

    Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

     

    It certainly is. There is no reforming, improving or redeeming the current mess. It must be torn down and entirely rebuilt on some different model, uninfestable if possible.

    “… Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

    It certainly is. There is no reforming, improving or redeeming the current mess. It must be torn down and entirely rebuilt on some different model, uninfestable if possible…”

    No, No, No don’t lose hope. Remember that the Jews have been kicked out of every single country they’ve ever been to in all their history. The Germans and Russians were far more infested than the US is. They think that all these immigrants will take away all power from Whites. Well maybe we will lose a lot of power but on “one issue”, getting rid of the Jews, Whites can band together and the immigrants will go along because they don’t have any love for the Jews either.

    I believe that we should concentrate on one thing. Getting rid of them. They can go to Israel. The only thing we have to change is making it illegal for them to have anything to do with us at all. No trade, no nothing. We had a perfectly good system of “Representative Democracy” in the US where only “qualified Voters” voted. Mostly we should only have voters that have skin in the game, pay taxes, maybe have children. What the qualifications are we can work out later after we get rid of the Jews.

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    I believe that we should concentrate on one thing. Getting rid of them.
     
    It's becoming increasingly clear to me that must be priority #1 along with getting rid of their nukes, a hefty part of which have been stolen in one form or another from us dumb goyim.

    As a group they act like crackpots and there is nothing to do but keep 'em penned up otherwise they keep pulling the same crap and we keep suffering the same results.
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  249. L.K says:
    @wootendw
    "Why Does Washington Hate Bashar al-Assad?"

    Because he is Good. Assad, with his highly intelligent English (Sunni) wife, Asma, are the best persons to reform Syria and make into a nice country. That, however, would mean that the Netanyahu regime would no longer be the ME's only stable democracy. In fact, Syria could easily become more prosperous and free than Israel - which is technically still at war with Syria and depends on fresh water flowing into it from Syria (as well as Lebanon).

    Netanyahu is like the wicked queen in Snow White:
    "Magic Mirror on the Wall,
    Who is the ME's fairest of all?"
    When the Mirror says 'Assad' instead of 'Israel', Bibi fumes "What?! Arm terrorists to destabilize Syria! Gas some Syrian babies! And make it look like Assad did it!"

    Hatred of the good for being the good, as Ayn Rand would have put it.

    “That, however, would mean that the Netanyahu regime would no longer be the ME’s only stable democracy.”

    Apartheid Israel is FAR from being a “democracy”.

    Nor is it really that stable, given the artificial and unfair manner it came into being and all that stems from its criminal inception.

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  250. William says:

    How many times do you have to be told? Washington doesn’t hate Syria or Assad. Washington today, the last putative “super power,” is in reality nothing more than a lap dog, a pawn of an army of fanatical Israeli supporters. Whether you believe it or not, or whether you like it or not, the fact is that Israeli
    supporters in this country control congress with practically unlimited funds. It is this group of dedicated lovers of Israel that lied poor, ignorant Pres George Bush to invade Iraq, and they are pushing daily for the U.S. to ‘hate’ Iran enough to attack it. The CIA helped organize the Ukranian opposition and then funded it. The same with Syria. U.S. tax payer dollars, funneled through the CIA helped organize and fund the Syrian rebels. The CIA then supplied weapons, logistical support, political support to opponents of Assad. The result has been the devastation of one more Middle East country.
    Why did the U.S. expend so much U.S. treasure and cause the deaths of so many thousands of Syrians?
    Certainly Syria was no threat to the U.S. nor ever could be. And American citizens never gave a thought to Syria much less hate Syria. The power behind the throne was Israel, manipulating, buying, threatening U.S. politicians until they convinced a despicable, cowardly congress into thinking that maybe they did hate Syria. And maybe Syria did pose a threat to the mighty U.S. military.
    The war was fought because of Israel. Tens of thousands of human beings died because Israel wants
    to dominate the Middle East. And it has not cost the Israelis one thin dime. No. Gullible, cowardly U.S. politicians paid for it all with our money, tax payer money.

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  251. @Sam J.
    "...So,despite their imagined superiority (no doubt a soothing fiction), they’re probably terrified of being cast out of the supposedly protective group..."

    Yeah that's really insightful. All that they are is primarily due to the ingroup behavior of the Jews. Doing each other favors and covering for each other makes them much more powerful. They're very much like the Mafia and are following the same precepts. They also act somewhat like a army with various specialties to attack us.

    This is probably why me saying,"We must get rid of them", pisses them off so bad. Whites people when you say that to them are much more likely to have the attitude, "to hell with you I don't want to be around you either".

    They’re very much like the Mafia…

    They are probably the worst and by far the most effective mafia that ever existed. They’re undoubtedly extremely well versed in the art after thousands of years of experience.

    They terrorize their own as much as they terrorize others and I bet Bro Nathaniel could add some worthwhile insights to the concept if he hasn’t already.

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    The Italian Mafia that is basis for generic term, mafia, emerged from southern parts of Italy where Jews migrated in large numbers after Rome settled the Maccabean uprising.
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  252. @Sam J.
    "...Because Israel wants him gone..."

    This is the root of the problem. It's the root of why we are in Afghanistan. It's the root of endless commercials with White Women and Black Men. It's the root of the attacks on White Men. Feminism, mass immigration, moving industry overseas, over priced military equipment, on and on and on. It's the root a HUGE range of problems we have in the US and Europe. It's time we stop working around the edges of these problems and get to the root.

    “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau

    It's time to get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can get it but they must go whatever it takes.

    There will be whole slew of Hasbara proclaiming that we should do this and that and the other and the Jew problem will be solved. [This seems to be their latest tested confuse the issue meme]. Well I don't care if Whites are not perfect, wonderful, Manly, super Christian, whatevers. I see the vast majority of problems we have are exacerbated tremendously by the Jews. It's time to get rid of them.

    No matter what our problem is being the prey for Jewish parasites for thousands and thousands of years we're not likely to fix whatever our problem is in the few next years so the best solution is to get rid of the Jews however we can. People have lived, believe it or not, very happy lives without the Jews for hundreds and hundreds of years. Let's try that first. We can work on self improvement without the machinations of the Jews and see how that works for a while.

    It’s time to get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can get it but they must go whatever it takes.

    Jews don’t need to be persecuted or forced to go anywhere. Deny them the right to serve as public officials, bankers, judges and jurors, plus enact laws criminalizing the private loaning of money at usury, and a large majority will voluntarily relocate to other countries, with the ones who don’t being rendered harmless.

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    I agree you're statement is correct but over time they bring back the infestation. We should be sure about it this time and get rid of them.
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  253. @Greg Bacon

    Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has demanded that no military initiatives in Syria be undertaken without a Senate vote.
     
    I imagine if the Killer Queen had managed to steal the WH and was raising all sorts of Hell in Syria, Timmy would be cheering her on.

    It's no secret who controls the insane US foreign policy, a toxic approach that doesn't MAGA, but does secure Israel's future at Americans expense.

    Let’s go a big step further than Kaine: have US citizens vote directly on war or military intervention of any kind, whenever possible.

    Congressman Louis Ludlow had this idea long ago, and it seems like a promising one:

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

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  254. Sam J. says:
    @jacques sheete

    The Jew culture is child abuse.
     
    Evidently, and in more ways than one. From what I've seen, including the comments of the defenders of them, it's viciously degenerate and destructive to the core.

    The Jews have a cruel culture – just look at Israel and Palestine.
     
    And Iran and Iraq and Libya and Syria, and Lebanon, and, and, and...

    I’m convinced that a lot of it is genetic. There’s evidence that about 60% of human behavior is motivated by genetics. I believe that the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths. Not all but a great deal of their population are psychopaths. You may quibble with this idea but the end effect of a bunch of Jews moving into any country is the exact same as if a a tribe of psychopaths moved in so even if I’m wrong you’ll never be surprised if you assume the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths.

    The only known 100% sure way to deal with psychopaths is to get rid of them. Move them away from you and have nothing to do with them. We should get rid of the Jews and live happily ever after. The colors in our wash will be brighter. Our children will be happier and the the World will be a better place.

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    I believe that the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths. Not all but a great deal of their population are psychopaths. You may quibble with this idea ...
     
    There can be little doubt about it, and you'll not catch me quibbling!
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  255. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    > Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?


    As the lion of damascus explained; hydrocarbons.

    Russians, Europeans, Americans, Gulf countries, Chinese, they all want energy, and his country happened to be in the way of the greater powers.

    For the other explanations; you always find a stick when you want to beat a dog.

    For the religious guys here.

    Not sure if this is christian or jewish or islam but

    “Let he who is without sin throw the first stone.”

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  256. Sam J. says:
    @Jo Jones
    I've read that French archaeologists estimated that there were between 25 and 75 million native people in the United States before the Europeans arrived. I don't think anybody or any nation can top United States of America when it comes to massacring innocent human beings.

    “…archaeologists estimated that there were between 25 and 75 million native people in the United States before the Europeans arrived…”

    Of who the large majority of died from diseases they had no defense against. This is in no way comparable to the deliberate massacres of people the Jews have killed in the tens and tens of millions. I bet the number is much higher for the Jews massacring others.

    This shows that we must get rid of the Jews before they try to massacre us. If they do start to try and massacre us like they did the Spanish, Germans, Russians and many others we should massacre them first.

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  257. Sam J. says:
    @Carroll Price

    It’s time to get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can get it but they must go whatever it takes.
     
    Jews don't need to be persecuted or forced to go anywhere. Deny them the right to serve as public officials, bankers, judges and jurors, plus enact laws criminalizing the private loaning of money at usury, and a large majority will voluntarily relocate to other countries, with the ones who don't being rendered harmless.

    I agree you’re statement is correct but over time they bring back the infestation. We should be sure about it this time and get rid of them.

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  258. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Trump recently declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
    He was mistaken.
    Jerusalem is the capital of the JEWSA.

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  259. To All,

    Can’t predict another Brother Nathanael appearance here. so meanwhile (below) he meaningfully speaks about the last American president.

    http://brothernathanaelchannel.com/watch_video.php?v=1245

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  260. hyperbola says:
    @El Dato
    I think Mr. Hussein and Afez of Assad installed themselves without the US, thanks.

    The more so as the latter was not unfriendly with SovUnion.

    Exclusive: Saddam key in early CIA plot
    By RICHARD SALE, UPI Intelligence Correspondent | April 10, 2003

    https://www.upi.com/Exclusive-Saddam-key-in-early-CIA-plot/65571050017416/

    U.S. forces in Baghdad might now be searching high and low for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, but in the past Saddam was seen by U.S. intelligence services as a bulwark of anti-communism and they used him as their instrument for more than 40 years, according to former U.S. intelligence diplomats and intelligence officials. United Press International has interviewed almost a dozen former U.S. diplomats, British scholars and former U.S. intelligence officials to piece together the following account……

    A Look at How the CIA Backed and Financed Saddam Hussein 40 Years Ago in An Effort to Assassinate Iraq’s Then Prime Minster

    https://www.democracynow.org/2003/4/21/a_look_at_how_the_cia

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  261. wootendw says:
    @RobinG
    The Magic Mirror analogy was great, and my (new) use of the agree button has me a little punchy. Actually, it was the mention of Ayn Rand that gave me pause. ;) Your point about Iran is kind of OT to that comment. Besides, isn't Lebanon also more democratic than Israel?

    Lebanon is more democratic than Israel but Israel destabilizes it. I’m not going to Iran. Israel’s claim is false but plausible to many.

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  262. ANON • Disclaimer says:
    @jacques sheete

    They’re very much like the Mafia...
     
    They are probably the worst and by far the most effective mafia that ever existed. They're undoubtedly extremely well versed in the art after thousands of years of experience.

    They terrorize their own as much as they terrorize others and I bet Bro Nathaniel could add some worthwhile insights to the concept if he hasn't already.

    The Italian Mafia that is basis for generic term, mafia, emerged from southern parts of Italy where Jews migrated in large numbers after Rome settled the Maccabean uprising.

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  263. @Sam J.
    "... Reading that just makes me despair that all is already lost.

    It certainly is. There is no reforming, improving or redeeming the current mess. It must be torn down and entirely rebuilt on some different model, uninfestable if possible..."

    No, No, No don't lose hope. Remember that the Jews have been kicked out of every single country they've ever been to in all their history. The Germans and Russians were far more infested than the US is. They think that all these immigrants will take away all power from Whites. Well maybe we will lose a lot of power but on "one issue", getting rid of the Jews, Whites can band together and the immigrants will go along because they don't have any love for the Jews either.

    I believe that we should concentrate on one thing. Getting rid of them. They can go to Israel. The only thing we have to change is making it illegal for them to have anything to do with us at all. No trade, no nothing. We had a perfectly good system of "Representative Democracy" in the US where only "qualified Voters" voted. Mostly we should only have voters that have skin in the game, pay taxes, maybe have children. What the qualifications are we can work out later after we get rid of the Jews.

    I believe that we should concentrate on one thing. Getting rid of them.

    It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that must be priority #1 along with getting rid of their nukes, a hefty part of which have been stolen in one form or another from us dumb goyim.

    As a group they act like crackpots and there is nothing to do but keep ‘em penned up otherwise they keep pulling the same crap and we keep suffering the same results.

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  264. @Sam J.
    I'm convinced that a lot of it is genetic. There's evidence that about 60% of human behavior is motivated by genetics. I believe that the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths. Not all but a great deal of their population are psychopaths. You may quibble with this idea but the end effect of a bunch of Jews moving into any country is the exact same as if a a tribe of psychopaths moved in so even if I'm wrong you'll never be surprised if you assume the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths.

    The only known 100% sure way to deal with psychopaths is to get rid of them. Move them away from you and have nothing to do with them. We should get rid of the Jews and live happily ever after. The colors in our wash will be brighter. Our children will be happier and the the World will be a better place.

    I believe that the Jews are a tribe of psychopaths. Not all but a great deal of their population are psychopaths. You may quibble with this idea …

    There can be little doubt about it, and you’ll not catch me quibbling!

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  265. polskijoe says:
    @RealAmerican
    Syria is the home of one of the oldest and largest Christian denominations in the Middle East. Some of whom claim to be able to speak the language spoken by Jesus Christ two thousand years ago. They are also Dr. Assad's most loyal and fiercest supporters because of Dr. Assad's secular government. One would assume that Christian America, particularly the Evangelicals, would value and want to protect such Christian roots over the head-chopping Takfiris favoured by Israel and Saudi Arabia. Such is the maniacal world of Washington under the yoke of the Zionist Neo-Cons. Thank you Mr. Giraldi!

    More like 50 million Evangelicals who worship Israel,

    while calling Catholics “antiChrist”, and “Whore of babylon”.
    They prefer land of Israel more than defending other Christians.

    Yeahhhawww lets bring the rapture and end the world, in the name of Israel and Mammom. lol.

    Plus half the US population who thinks Jews are chosen.

    Wouldnt call them Christians.
    Just ZioEvangelical worshippers.

    Quite frankly though, recently im getting sickened with organized religion,
    even though was raised hardcore Catholic.

    Probably influenced because of all the antiCatholic sentiment,
    which dominated Anglo speaking nations,
    the Freemasons, and Jews, have turned the Catholic Church itself
    into a weak, self, which still often sides evil elitists, mic, and politicians in the US and Europe.

    And the Catholic Church which wont throw out the faggots from priesthood, until they do something obviously wrong.
    I thin kthe Catholic Church is either scared like scary to remain neutral, or fear of assiinations, bombs, or they have become lost in some areas because of the division.

    Starting to lose hope sadly.

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  266. polskijoe says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty
    You idiot, there was a civil war going on, one forced on the Syrian government by outside forces.

    Agreed. Giraldi makes lots of good articles. Hard hitting.

    The Civil War was obviously CIA/Mossad operation to destablize the nation.
    Similar like Color Revolutions.

    Send in hordes of Al Qeuda, Al Nustra, ISIS to kill, loot, rape and destroy.

    Make sure that Washingtoncompst, JewYorkTimes, and other trash whether its CNN or Economist and others, shows how “evil” Assad is.

    Those terror organizations are hordes from dozens of dozens of nations including,
    Libya, Saudi, descenedants from around the Arab world, even a few from West and Russia.

    The CIA/Mccain scum, protect them, while pretending to be against them.

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  267. polskijoe says:
    @joe webb
    right. see my comment down below to Toby Keith. # 87

    The Arabists....a very interesting deviation from the pro-jewish character of Anglo-American views.
    These New England wasps went to Araby to convert, but failing that stuck around in service to their altruism...white. They founded what became the American University in Beirut about 1850. They were recruited by State Dept when no one else around spoke Arabic. They were pro-Arab.

    Kissinger got rid of them and the rest is jewish history.

    The fact that American wasps could like the Arabs, is interesting. It is a case of biology (white temperaments as fairly loving compared to Other races's temperaments) overcoming religious fanatacism.

    Joe Webb

    Its strange that it appears the WASP elites, like Jewish elites,
    some side with Semites over other Europeans.

    In fact the West often sided with Arabs for oil and influence in the Middle East,
    until that time where Zionism started gaining more and more influence. Now its about Jews.

    (I am aware that the British, French, and later US have messed with Middle East since at least 1900, probably earlier).

    The Liberals will use both groups which is better deal. And make deals with both. Coups, oil, color revolutions.
    The Republicans appear to be completely Zionist, and only use Arabs for war purposes.

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  268. RBHoughton says: • Website

    The author says the Saudis have a religious reform plan to extirpate the Syrian Alawites. He says the Israelis want the entire Levant partitioned into tribal areas so no one of them is strong enough to confront Tel Aviv. These are real reasons for those countries but what about America? What’s to be gained by America to justify the costs in blood and treasure? The author does not say.

    The Unz Review does a fair job in getting alternative views out into the public domain imo and Mr Giraldi has often alerted us to important developments soon after they have occurred, but there is something missing in this article – its the promotion of the USD which underlies US interest in replacing Assad’s government with someone submissive and conciliatory to US policy.

    The geopolitical interest is getting gas from the Qatar side of the huge field under the Persian Gulf by installing a pipeline up to the Syrian coast where it can be supplied to Europe and end for a long time the EU’s reliance on Russian gas. The US assessment is Europe compromises over Russia because they are dependent on Russian energy. Remove that dependency and NATO will persuade the EU civil government to be completely pro-war, even if its fought (as it will be) in Europe.

    I think that’s why the neocons in Washington are so rabidly determined to remove Assad. He is seen as just one man. Get rid of him and Europe will be buying its energy supply from Qatar using USD, the font of American power.

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    Good comment.

    And, that

    Europe will be buying its energy supply from Qatar using USD, the font of American power.
     
    is exactly why Russia is there.
    Keep Europe buying energy supplies from Russia. The core of Russian economy and keeping the current regime in power.

    That's at least what I read the same week when Russians got directly involved there.
    , @L.K
    "These are real reasons for those countries but what about America? What’s to be gained by America to justify the costs in blood and treasure? The author does not say."

    Say what??

    You are not a serious person & clearly you have NOT been reading Giraldi regularly.

    You may want to start here;

    America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars
    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/
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  269. Sam Shama says:
    @Sam J.
    Using the word "intercourse" was a mistake. Next time I'll use the phrase "have nothing to do with them" so you will understand.

    Reading your comments, a tiresome slog really, until one arrives at this particular gem, when it is hard to imagine how the raw irony behind “have nothing to do with them” could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew.

    Not your fault of course, but your parents drew from the shallow end of the gene pool.

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    "...could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew..."

    You Hasbara are so dense. Like I didn't already know. They irony is on YOU.

    It amazes me that you supposed geniuses are such dolts. I never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed but you Hasbara are frequently routed here and everywhere else. I think that you're used to blaring your pronouncements from TV where you get no feed back. Your arguments are pitifully weak. You KNOW that we don't need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We've done so. Over and over. Every time you're kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I'll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.
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  270. peterAUS says:
    @RBHoughton
    The author says the Saudis have a religious reform plan to extirpate the Syrian Alawites. He says the Israelis want the entire Levant partitioned into tribal areas so no one of them is strong enough to confront Tel Aviv. These are real reasons for those countries but what about America? What's to be gained by America to justify the costs in blood and treasure? The author does not say.

    The Unz Review does a fair job in getting alternative views out into the public domain imo and Mr Giraldi has often alerted us to important developments soon after they have occurred, but there is something missing in this article - its the promotion of the USD which underlies US interest in replacing Assad's government with someone submissive and conciliatory to US policy.

    The geopolitical interest is getting gas from the Qatar side of the huge field under the Persian Gulf by installing a pipeline up to the Syrian coast where it can be supplied to Europe and end for a long time the EU's reliance on Russian gas. The US assessment is Europe compromises over Russia because they are dependent on Russian energy. Remove that dependency and NATO will persuade the EU civil government to be completely pro-war, even if its fought (as it will be) in Europe.

    I think that's why the neocons in Washington are so rabidly determined to remove Assad. He is seen as just one man. Get rid of him and Europe will be buying its energy supply from Qatar using USD, the font of American power.

    Good comment.

    And, that

    Europe will be buying its energy supply from Qatar using USD, the font of American power.

    is exactly why Russia is there.
    Keep Europe buying energy supplies from Russia. The core of Russian economy and keeping the current regime in power.

    That’s at least what I read the same week when Russians got directly involved there.

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  271. @EliteCommInc.
    For me this is very simple. We have no standing to occupy Syria, regardless of the AUMF. Syria has not attacked the US has no intention of attacking the US, is not threat to the US. Our strategic aims of shorting Syria because they are an ally of Iran has no more teeth than sending our troops to occupy another's sovereign territory minus their permission.

    There are concerns about Iran, but nothing as yet to justify our presence in Syria. There are plenty of checks that don't require we violate another's sovereignty. The most obvious of which is supporting the states in the region we refer to as friends --- and we can support them without supporting their own violations of state sovereignty.

    Whether Pres Assaad is supported by ten or ten million is an issue for Syrians to figure out and manage.

    USA has no reason to be in Iraq, Afghanistan,Libya,Syria near Russia bear Ukraine.
    Untill,China Russia reach to Superpower capabilities we will keep this criminal country keep getting away with crime against humanity.
    Let’s hope they keep pocking Russian bear by interfering Ukraine and Cuban crises would look like a picnic. Putin has balls and power to do it.

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  272. KA says:
    @Anonymous
    > Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?


    As the lion of damascus explained; hydrocarbons.

    Russians, Europeans, Americans, Gulf countries, Chinese, they all want energy, and his country happened to be in the way of the greater powers.

    For the other explanations; you always find a stick when you want to beat a dog.

    Oil or supply of oil has been repeatedly invoked to portray as the cause for US ‘s intervention in ME. USA could get all the oil it wants from Iran and some more . US could have got all the oils had it wanted from Saddam . Syria as was told by Putin in 2015 was more interested in reaching deal and making friends in the west . It is not oil . It has same relevance as does the clean water has for US intervention in Libya.
    Oil business never supported sanctions on Iraq or on Iran. It never supported the Iraq war . Halliburton or similar firms supporting or getting involved do not prove that oil business was interested in war . They served different purposes and made money by building what was already built and was in place but was destroyed by war .

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  273. Sam J. says:
    @Sam Shama
    Reading your comments, a tiresome slog really, until one arrives at this particular gem, when it is hard to imagine how the raw irony behind "have nothing to do with them" could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew.

    Not your fault of course, but your parents drew from the shallow end of the gene pool.

    “…could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew…”

    You Hasbara are so dense. Like I didn’t already know. They irony is on YOU.

    It amazes me that you supposed geniuses are such dolts. I never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed but you Hasbara are frequently routed here and everywhere else. I think that you’re used to blaring your pronouncements from TV where you get no feed back. Your arguments are pitifully weak. You KNOW that we don’t need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We’ve done so. Over and over. Every time you’re kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I’ll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.

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    Not one of them has ever made a comment of any substance whatsoever that I've seen.

    The best they can do is mock and taunt folks in the most juvenile ways and they're not bright enough to understand that some of us dumb goyim see what they're about.

    As far as the host here being "Jewish," I'd like to know on what basis he's considered one.


    You KNOW that we don’t need you.

     

    And that's one of the things they just can't stand. They're continuously trying to be somebody and they know they don't have much to work with. We don't need what they have to offer. Even worse, their own group will cast them out if they cease being useful to their perverted ways.

    It would help if they'd simply grow up, but the prospects appear dim.

    , @Sam Shama
    [Like I didn’t already know]

    Even in the company of these pitiful old dregs who come here to flog their fantasies and everything else below the midsection on a daily basis, you stand out. So, if you did know of your host's identity and yet continued to make your asinine, sweeping desires about what you would like to do to "All Jews", that you want "No connection to Jews", you stilted carrion, you need to be told that all you are engaged in, is a vile fantasy; self-therapy of the most pitiable sort. Like a mangy duo, you spit on the hand which allows you to post on this forum. You and your cackling cur of a friend who feeds on you, are going to be able to do precisely nothing. Except of course to come here daily and flog your fantasies. Run along.

    , @Art

    You KNOW that we don’t need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We’ve done so. Over and over. Every time you’re kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I’ll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.
     
    Sam J.,

    The parasitic Jews are chaos makers. When they leave a situation, it is always worse for their having been there.

    9/11, the home price bubble, single parenthood --- it is all them!

    Ostracize them - that is moral.

    Think Peace --- Art
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  274. Lets put all this in to context
    One: UN census shows that the Kurds are roughly 8 percent of the sovereign state of Syria UN recognised borders. Syria did have a free election. The lines in Beirut in 2014 where a mile long. See the west had closed all of Damascus’e embassies and consulates.The turn out was circa 70 percent of eligible voters. Far more representation than the last POTUS election of 2016. Assad was elected.
    Two: Syria is a country inhabited by Syrians hence they should choose who what and where with the sovereign nation .
    Three: US has not learned anything from past bellicose adventures IE ME in general. .Syrian will always consider US forces as occupying forces. No different to the foreign takfiri forces that destroyed Syria and Iraq. Remember the vast majority of the takfiri’s were and are foreigners and not native Syrians
    Conclusion:
    It appears most commentators of the west seem to forget little details like that.
    It is very troubling to see the follies prior to WW1 re occurring in this post modern day dystopia.

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  275. @Sam J.
    "...could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew..."

    You Hasbara are so dense. Like I didn't already know. They irony is on YOU.

    It amazes me that you supposed geniuses are such dolts. I never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed but you Hasbara are frequently routed here and everywhere else. I think that you're used to blaring your pronouncements from TV where you get no feed back. Your arguments are pitifully weak. You KNOW that we don't need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We've done so. Over and over. Every time you're kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I'll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.

    Not one of them has ever made a comment of any substance whatsoever that I’ve seen.

    The best they can do is mock and taunt folks in the most juvenile ways and they’re not bright enough to understand that some of us dumb goyim see what they’re about.

    As far as the host here being “Jewish,” I’d like to know on what basis he’s considered one.

    You KNOW that we don’t need you.

    And that’s one of the things they just can’t stand. They’re continuously trying to be somebody and they know they don’t have much to work with. We don’t need what they have to offer. Even worse, their own group will cast them out if they cease being useful to their perverted ways.

    It would help if they’d simply grow up, but the prospects appear dim.

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  276. Sam Shama says:
    @Sam J.
    "...could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew..."

    You Hasbara are so dense. Like I didn't already know. They irony is on YOU.

    It amazes me that you supposed geniuses are such dolts. I never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed but you Hasbara are frequently routed here and everywhere else. I think that you're used to blaring your pronouncements from TV where you get no feed back. Your arguments are pitifully weak. You KNOW that we don't need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We've done so. Over and over. Every time you're kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I'll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.

    [Like I didn’t already know]

    Even in the company of these pitiful old dregs who come here to flog their fantasies and everything else below the midsection on a daily basis, you stand out. So, if you did know of your host’s identity and yet continued to make your asinine, sweeping desires about what you would like to do to “All Jews”, that you want “No connection to Jews”, you stilted carrion, you need to be told that all you are engaged in, is a vile fantasy; self-therapy of the most pitiable sort. Like a mangy duo, you spit on the hand which allows you to post on this forum. You and your cackling cur of a friend who feeds on you, are going to be able to do precisely nothing. Except of course to come here daily and flog your fantasies. Run along.

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    Are we here for the dopamine? Another regular flogger posted part of Chamath Palihapitiya at Stanford. The whole talk is very interesting. I've been wishing for a way to feel, and be, more positive. This is challenging, yet encouraging. Do you work with 'hard problems' such as Chamath describes? At least you're doing the first bit right - [get money!].

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMotykw0SIk
    Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO Social Capital, on Money as an Instrument of Change
    , @iffen
    And you thought Lizard King was the bottom.
    , @Sam J.
    "...all you are engaged in, is a vile fantasy..."

    Actually getting rid of the Jews has happened many, many times in the past. It's certainly not a fantasy if we are speaking historically.

    "... self-therapy of the most pitiable sort..."

    You of course acknowledge that the thought of no Jews is Therapy to me and many others. You know the long term behavior of the Jews. It's very bad. The sickness in your people is evident from what they push and do.

    You Jews are kind of stuck. You're pushing the edge of what you can get away with in the US and Europe. When it tips you'll be gone once again and this could be at any moment. This time though world wide communication means you're little trick, "they abused us" when you try to move to a new feeding ground will be null and void. People will know. They won't want you. Look at the forays into Chile you just tried. Not so successful.

    So maybe you think you can take over the US like Russia. I doubt it. There's more registered gun owners in just one State, Pennsylvania, than there are soldiers in whole US Army. Doubtful you can get the whole army on your side and to take over will require massacres of which will soon rebound on you.

    Even if your plans work you're screwed. Let's say you make Whites a minority which looks like what will happen. The people who you replaced them with hate you much more than the average White ever will. You particular type of parasitism only works around Whites where we're interested in moral values as individuals and not group orientated like yourself and most every other race on the planet. You will lose out in this mix. Whites of course will be pissed and over time will understand just whose fault this is. Jews and their lackeys. Then you and they will be cast out. Exiled to Israel for possibly tens of thousands of years. Now in the neighborhood of Israel what do you think the people around you feel about you? What will you do when all of you are there and the wrongs you've done come to light? What will you do when there is no US army to help you, fight for you?
    , @Art
    Play it Sam – Sing – “I am a Jew fool, who cannot defend Israel because they are obviously mendacious and cruel, so I attack the truthers with meaningless confusing sentences of 204 type words that cause laughter."

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. Sam do you have any idea how foolish you look with these nothing comments?
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  277. Art says:
    @Sam J.
    "...could have escaped even as obtuse a creation such as yourself, that your host is a Jew..."

    You Hasbara are so dense. Like I didn't already know. They irony is on YOU.

    It amazes me that you supposed geniuses are such dolts. I never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed but you Hasbara are frequently routed here and everywhere else. I think that you're used to blaring your pronouncements from TV where you get no feed back. Your arguments are pitifully weak. You KNOW that we don't need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We've done so. Over and over. Every time you're kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I'll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.

    You KNOW that we don’t need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We’ve done so. Over and over. Every time you’re kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I’ll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.

    Sam J.,

    The parasitic Jews are chaos makers. When they leave a situation, it is always worse for their having been there.

    9/11, the home price bubble, single parenthood — it is all them!

    Ostracize them – that is moral.

    Think Peace — Art

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    https://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.5766405.1516890714!/image/3804944647.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_625/3804944647.jpg

    Enjoy!
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  278. @Cloak And Dagger

    which is that the United States presence in Syria is completely illegal both under international law and under the U.S. government’s War Powers Act.
     
    The founders left out an important penalty from the constitution: should congress fail to enforce the War Powers Act or any other duties that they are entrusted with, it should be dissolved and a new congress elected excluding any incumbents from being re-elected.

    The answer today is term limits for congress! They get corrupted and narrow minded when in congress longer than they deserve

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  279. Zumbuddi says:

    “mangy duo,”

    As in Deuteronomy,

    As in the true Israelite – destroying, all Other – destroying Levites.

    How about you, Sam,

    Are you a ‘mangy Deuteronomite,’ Sam, completng the pair to Proud Levite Mangy Michael Ledeen?

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  280. RobinG says:
    @Sam Shama
    [Like I didn’t already know]

    Even in the company of these pitiful old dregs who come here to flog their fantasies and everything else below the midsection on a daily basis, you stand out. So, if you did know of your host's identity and yet continued to make your asinine, sweeping desires about what you would like to do to "All Jews", that you want "No connection to Jews", you stilted carrion, you need to be told that all you are engaged in, is a vile fantasy; self-therapy of the most pitiable sort. Like a mangy duo, you spit on the hand which allows you to post on this forum. You and your cackling cur of a friend who feeds on you, are going to be able to do precisely nothing. Except of course to come here daily and flog your fantasies. Run along.

    Are we here for the dopamine? Another regular flogger posted part of Chamath Palihapitiya at Stanford. The whole talk is very interesting. I’ve been wishing for a way to feel, and be, more positive. This is challenging, yet encouraging. Do you work with ‘hard problems’ such as Chamath describes? At least you’re doing the first bit right – [get money!].

    Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO Social Capital, on Money as an Instrument of Change

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    Hi Robin,
    You've asked a question I consider to be at the heart of the matter I've struggled with for years. I daren't speak of all I find deeply distressing, matters entwined in the behaviour of a section of my co-religionists in particular, and that of the reigning elite in general. I'll keep this to the length of a gist, and expand on it afterwards.

    The circumstances are these: the entire global economy is constructed to act as a giant hoover which syphons wealth upwards. This wealth is spent sparingly compared to what lower earners might have, were they the recipients: a well-understood concept of lower marginal propensity to consume by the rich. As a result, the pool of savings grows at a rate faster than investable assets. So, asset prices grow slowly but steadily. And inequality persists. However, at the same time, average incomes also rise steadily and at a rate lower than inflation. In other words, everyone is getting more from prosperity, but the top reaches excessively so.

    The difficulties consequently are less economic than social, a malaise which tends to affect people for a variety of reasons some which I can discern but most of which I fear I am not perspicacious enough to understand. The whole apparatus is causing a kind of widespread angst. I don't know how to change that, but I do know that the chances of mobilising an organised effort against it, a popular movement as it were, faces odds not worth spending one's coin on. Coin better made and spent on attainable odds; on outcomes far more social and pleasant. It is the pragmatist in me and I can see into the future, but not one too distant.

    Thus, I continue to offer my lukewarm support for Mr Trump, on account of the tax changes [except the portion relevant to Private Equity, which stinks; note to Mr Stephen A. Schwarzman]. My support will rise in its enthusiasm when we see significant plans for infrastructure and a relief for student debt. And the full re-institution of affordable healthcare [I prefer a single payer system together with private options, but that is a bridge too far, I reckon].

    , @Zumbuddi
    Chamath in 12 words, ( not including fuck and shit):

    How do you live like a fucking billionsire?

    Step 1. Get a billion fucking dollars.
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  281. AnonyMous • Disclaimer says:
    @Art

    You KNOW that we don’t need you. We can live great fulfilling, happy lives and never have anything to do with Jews. We’ve done so. Over and over. Every time you’re kicked out of a country everything becomes better. The children are happier. Colors become brighter and I’ll bet even the Earth itself becomes more productive by sheer joy of your absence.
     
    Sam J.,

    The parasitic Jews are chaos makers. When they leave a situation, it is always worse for their having been there.

    9/11, the home price bubble, single parenthood --- it is all them!

    Ostracize them - that is moral.

    Think Peace --- Art

    Enjoy!

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    That is a touching picture. Each of those Jew holies have a Pence butt cheek in hand.

    Think Peace --- Art

    p.s. Trump says that Pence was disrespected, so he is going to starve the Palestinians until they get on their knees and submit to Javanka.
    , @helena
    I can't understand Christians who put on Judaism. Teresa May does it too. And so did William Bradford - at the end of his life he taught himself Hebrew to re-read the bible to find out why his colony hadn't work the way it was supposed to have.

    I thought I had just found a piece of Jewish built-civilisation but then it turned out to have been built by a Roman centurion. http://www.capernaum.custodia.org/default.asp?id=5390