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When George H.W. Bush died on November 30th, America’s two self-proclaimed newspapers of record The Washington Post and The New York Times were both quick off the mark in publishing what appeared to be definitive obituaries of the former president and statesman that had clearly been prepared in advance. The obit by The Times and that by The Post differed little in substance but they had one curious omission, i.e. President G.H.W. Bush’s eighteen month confrontation with Israel and its powerful domestic lobby.

In 1991-1992 President Bush engaged in a series of sharp exchanges with Israel and its American lobby over the issue of $10 billion in loan guarantees to the Jewish state to pay for the resettlement of Russian Jews, who were beginning to arrive in both Israel and the West in large numbers. Bush correctly assumed that the loans would in fact also subsidize the expansions of illegal settlements on the West Bank and in Gaza, which the U.S. government opposed, so he said “no” to the loans. After a series of increasingly acrimonious exchanges back and forth, Bush, facing election, withdrew his objections and the loans were approved, but he was the only U.S. president since John F. Kennedy to confront the Israel Lobby in any serious way. Kennedy was, of course, assassinated and Bush was defeated for reelection.

Both G.H.W. Bush and many other observers of the campaign and election believed the loss to Bill Clinton in 1992 was at least in part attributable to the actions of Israel and its friends. The conflict between Bush and the Israeli government backed up by the Israel Lobby and a number of congressmen and media outlets began in the spring of 1991. By September, President Bush refused to approve the loan guarantees as he believed that withholding approval of the money would give the U.S. leverage in peace negotiations with the Arabs that were planned for the end of the year in Madrid. Bush felt that Israeli Prime Minister was not taking the U.S. seriously because he believed that he would get what was wanted from Congress in any event without stopping settlement construction or having to concede anything to the Palestinians. There was also a distinct possibility that the Israelis would not bother to participate in Madrid without some kind of possible financial inducement.

Bush fought hard against the Israeli government and the thousands of American Jews plus their organizations that mobilized against him. Thomas Dine, Executive Director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) declared that the day when Bush rejected the loan guarantees would prove to be “a day that lives in infamy for the American pro-Israeli community.”Sentiment against the president in the Jewish community was so intense that many prominent American Jews to this day consider any nostalgia towards the man or his presidency to be an expression of anti-Semitism.

Bush did not roll over. He famously called a press conference in which he said: “We’re up against very strong and effective, sometimes, groups that go up to the Hill. I heard today there were something like a thousand lobbyists on the Hill working the other side of the question. We’ve got one little guy down here doing it…The Constitution charges the president with the conduct of the nation’s foreign policy… There is an attempt by some in Congress to prevent the president from taking steps central to the nation’s security. But too much is at stake for domestic politics to take precedence over peace.”

In October Bush obtained a four-month delay in the loans, a defeat for the Israel Lobby, but the process dragged on into the following summer. On August 12, 1992, Bush, in trouble with his presidential campaign, finally approved the guarantees, which would enable the Israelis to borrow money at a low interest rate. Ironically, by June 1993, none of the borrowed money had been used and Israeli sources admitted that they have never needed the loans. The entire affair was actually a test of strength against the U.S. government, a competition that the Israelis and their friends had persevered in and won.

None of the tale of the Israeli loans appeared in either obituary. Nor was there any hint that Bush might have lost the election in part because pro-Israel forces worked actively against him. Voting tallies reveal a sharp shift in Jewish votes in swing districts to favor Clinton but the impact of Jewish money into the campaign as well as the anti-Bush media onslaught are inevitably more difficult to assess. The Times of Israel observed that “He made clear the cost of an American president waging a political fight against the vast coalition of pro-Israel lobbying groups. In doing so, he exposed the limits of what the world’s most powerful man can do…” George Herbert Walker Bush certainly believed that he was defeated by the Israeli government and its lobby, and he passed that judgment on to his son George W. who was careful not to anger the Israeli/Jewish constituency.

G.H.W. Bush was not the first American statesman to be on the receiving end of a bowdlerized obituary over the subject of Israel. In February 1995, former Senator William Fulbright was remembered by The Times without any reference to his views on the Middle East that had led to his failure to be reelected. As head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Fulbright’s was a powerful voice that could not be ignored. He wrote: “So completely have many of our principal officeholders fallen under Israeli influence that they not only deny today the legitimacy of Palestinian national aspirations, but debate who more passionately opposes a Palestinian state. The lobby can just about tell the president what to do when it comes to Israel.”

In Fulbright’s case, the Lobby launched a media and personal vilification campaign against him when he came up for reelection in 1974. Late in the campaign, they came up with an opposition candidate Dale Bumpers whom they generously funded and Fulbright was defeated. His obituaries in the mainstream media would have the reader believe that none of that had actually happened.

Fulbright was followed a decade later by Senator Charles Percy of Illinois who was targeted by the Israeli Lobby because he had voted to approve the sale of AWACS planes to Saudi Arabia. His defeat was choreographed by the Israel Lobby and wealthy Jews and was henceforth called the “Percy Factor,” a warning to even the most established politicians never to trifle with Jewish power. Percy died in 2011 and he too received an obituary from The New York Times that ignored his involvement with the Middle East and the Israel Lobby.

The self-censorship by the media when the topic is Israel is remarkable, nowhere more evident than in the obituaries of leading politicians who had anything at all to do with the Middle East. George H.W. Bush, William Fulbright and Charles Percy all confronted the Israel Lobby because they were patriots aware of the terrible damage it was doing to the actual interests of the United States. In a sense, all three of them enjoyed some success but were eventually defeated by Israel and its friends within the American oligarchy. No other foreign policy lobby, indeed, no other lobby of any sort, has that kind of power in the United States. The obituary of G.H.W. Bush should serve as a warning, recalling a comment sometimes attributed to Voltaire: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

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. Yellow vest style revolution is the only hope.

    Your vote means nothing.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @forgottenpseudonym
    , @Moi
  2. It is depressing that our national interests are so heavily weighted against the interests of any foreign government.

    I have no doubt that many christians would say it’s the hand of the supernatural. And I might well agree, accept about what supernatural force that hand belongs to.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @EliteCommInc.
  3. chris says:

    Yeah, the only thing he ever (momentarily) stood for; which was expunged from the official narrative:

    ” … lobbyists up on the Hill today lobbying Congress for loan guarantees for Israel and I’m one lonely little guy down here trying to get Convress to delay the vote for 120 days”

  4. Now I am confused. wasn’t Bush who in his speeches was talking about Globalization and full spectrum dominance?
    Wasn’t Bush and his administration that did talk Hussein into attacking Iran, that greatest Israel’s
    enemy?
    I do think Mr Giraldy Philip, You need some breadcrumbs as everybody who is lost in the forest

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Herald
  5. What did Reagan do that upset the filthy rats?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  6. polistra says:

    In the last decade, the China lobby has the broadest power over our economy and government. Saudi is probably the most powerful in setting foreign policy, but Saudi and Israel agree on all important points, so it’s impossible to separate Saudi from Israel. When we run a war for Saudi, we’re also running it for Israel.

    • Replies: @jconsley
    , @anon
    , @RadicalCenter
  7. The obituary of G.H.W. Bush should serve as a warning, recalling a comment sometimes attributed to Voltaire: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Dear Mr. Giraldi,

    I used to call the younger Bush, Dubya. But now I am looking things with a new and improved lens and see the son that he surrounded himself with the same people as his dad. Payback is going to be bitch. Enough rope has been given for the last 17 years, and very soon……..

  8. Unless there are misstatements of fact which I would expect to be picked up and corrected very quickly this has to count as your most incontestable article on the reality of pro Israel lobbying and news management.

    • Agree: geokat62
  9. Anonymous [AKA "jganun"] says:

    In order to make his point, this author ignores Ross Perot’s candidacy, a major factor in Bush’s defeat. Perot’s protectionist, and you might say, in today’s terms, economic nationalist, or populist, or, heaven forbid, America First campaign, echoed the traditional Republican protectionist ways of the Eisenhower era, abandoned by Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush, and presaged Trump. It’s a piece of the Republican puzzle that goes all the way back to Lincoln; often only weakly expressed, but capable, at times, to completely determine that party’s fate.

  10. “He made clear the cost of an American president waging a political fight against the vast coalition of pro-Israel lobbying groups. In doing so, he exposed the limits of what the world’s most powerful man can do…

    I’d prefer
    “He made clear the cost of an American president waging a political fight against the vast coalition of pro-Israel lobbying groups. In doing so, he exposed the limits of what the world’s apparently most powerful man can do…

    Sharon’s famous statement: we control America.

  11. Anon[774] • Disclaimer says:

    Traficant was one goofy character, but he was the biggest target of the Lobby.

    Bush gets no sympathy from me. He did Israel’s bidding in the Gulf War.

    • Agree: Moi
    • Replies: @Wade
  12. Anon[774] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Bush and fellow wasps failed to realize… If you feed the monster, it will eventually feed on you.

    • Agree: Ace
  13. a competition that the Israelis and their friends had persevered in and won.

    Is there any competition in recent memory in which the Israelis and their friends have not won? Speaking of election interference, Russiagate anyone?

  14. LondonBob says:

    Interesting to read how pained he was by his son’s co-option by the neocons and initiation of the disastrous Iraq war. I can only assume how distant and difficult a relationship he must have had with his father to so completely ignore his counsel.

  15. jconsley says:
    @polistra

    Someone is being paid for this propaganda that the Saudis set U.S. foreign policy and it is just happenstance that Israel agrees with the Saudis. Canada, Mexico and the European Union have more power over the U.S. economy than China has. Perhaps the writer can provide these facts to the foreign government paying for such nonsense. Giraldi outlines the Israeli corruption necessary to influence any government.

  16. Anonymous [AKA "Tomsome"] says:

    Good catalyst for consideration of Poppy Bush’ s adroit creation of the covert U.S.-Saudi relations and perhaps more interestingly those between the House of Bush and the House of Saud (cf book of same title by Craig Unger). The obvious followup question: If Poppy Bush was opposing Israeli demands and its American lobby at the time, what was at stake in his personal relations with the Saudi royal family and were those interests covered by U.S. foreign policy and how were they publicly asserted as in American interests.. Any research on this?

  17. Anonymous [AKA "Anon343"] says:

    Good article, I didn’t know this about Bush senior.

    Considering all the anti-Russian propaganda about election interference coming from the Jewish-controlled media, it is pathetic to think the first thing any US presidential candidate must do after their declaration to run is fly to Washington for a job interview with AIPAC.

    • Replies: @Jake
  18. Anonymous [AKA "treatems"] says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    “It is depressing that our national interests are so heavily weighted against the interests of any foreign government.”

    No, Phil Giraldi is saying the complete opposite – that the interests of a foreign country (i.e. Israel) are “so heavily weighed” versus those of our own country (i.e. the U.S.).

    Giraldi does not attribute this to the hand of the “supernatural”; rather, he declares that it comes courtesy of the Israel lobby.

    p.s. the word is “except” – not “accept”.

  19. Those in the CIA, including Phil at mid-level and G.H.W. Bush at the apex, certainly would have been privy to just how extensive Israeli spy infiltration was in the United States, regardless of what is tailored for public consumption.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
    , @anon
  20. wayfarer says:

    “Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrose_Bierce

  21. Anonymous [AKA "heresheisagain"] says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    “Mr Giraldy Philip”? What gibberish are you spouting? His name is Philip Giraldi and it’s right at the start of his column for you see.

    Talking about being “lost in the forest” and badly in need of “breadcrumbs”, you do remember that Israel directly supplied Iran (“that greatest Israel’s enemy” as you refer to it) with weapons as the Iran/Iraq war was being fought?

  22. Jake says:
    @TimeTraveller

    The history of democracy in England is that, in the general sense first but by the beginning of the 19th century also specifically is that it repeatedly was played as a farce that kept growing Jewish power. Disraeli’s entire fiction output was about telling Britons how to pay proper respect to Jews.

    WASP culture is what it is. You cannot get out of this horror story inside WASP cultural hegemony.

  23. Jake says:
    @Anonymous

    Our press is as truthful as the press in Big Brother.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  24. Anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jake

    The crackling from your broken records is really becoming a little tiresome.

    • Replies: @Wally
  25. @Fran Macadam

    Fran – the FBI would have been monitoring Israeli spying, not CIA, which more-or-less only operates overseas. FBI did a good job at it but were unable to release their findings due to political pressure. It has been noted by some former FBI special agents that Israel spies on the US more than any other “friendly”nation. And, of course, they also steal information directly through their access to government and the Pentagon without having to actually spy.

    • Replies: @Prester John
  26. Herald says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    The point of the article is to show how presidents are bullied and cajoled by the all powerful pro-Israel lobby, not to whitewash the record of Bush. Your point is not the point at issue.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  27. wayfarer says:

    Israeli fifth-column U.S. Senators attempting to get “Anti-Israel Boycott” bill passed.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Cardin
    source: https://budget.house.gov/budgets/fy-2019-budget/

    …..

    • Replies: @George
  28. You are very lucky, Bush and Fullbright died only once. In Germany we hear almost every day on tv reportages telling how antisemitism is growing in Germany and in Europe. There were days recently when you could even watch 2 or 3 reportages about the theme. They always mention the same two cases, a boy who was called a Jew in school and a young man threatening another one with a belt (possibly hitting him). They never explain very much about this case, they only say it was a case of antisemitism. What happened? A Syrian young man threatned a Palestinian boy or young man who was wearing a kippa, and he (the Syrian) said that he was provoked before. In any case it seems that the Palestinian man wanted to provoke a reaction and by an incredibly huge chance an Israeli woman was sitting in a café nearby and filmed everything perfectly. The Syrian boy became the biggest criminal in Germany and a case of a Syrian threatening or hitting a Palestinian became the worse case of antisemitism in modern times in Germany and we see the images filmed by an incredible chance by the Israeli woman very often on tv.

    Yesterday it came in the news, the results of a study telling that antisemitism is growing and almost all Jews are victims of antisemitism. Where do the cases of antisemitism happen? In internet. How do they know it? They ask Jews about their impressions. So, the result of the studies was that most Jews feel that antisemitism is growing and and many have had problems in internet like being offended. Many Jews have been offended in iternet, they say. It’s unlikely that people search for Jews in internet. So, where does all this happen? Probably during discussions about the conflict in the ME. But what I see in those discussions in internet is exactly the contrary. What I see the whole time is Jews offending, threatening, slandering, abusing people who have contrary views. Who made the study? I don’t know, but I imagine that either it was made by some lobby or by one of the professors whose speciallity is antisemitism. If they don’t find such cases the whole time, they loose their jobs.

    Well, once tv also made a reportage about an american Jew who moved to Berlin dozens of years ago. He said that he decided to use always a kippa on the streets (in Berlin) and that never once in dozens of years he had any problem. I also see often an oriental man wearing a kippa in supermarket, some times late in the night. He’s always alone, he’s a small and weak man, but he doesn’t seem to fear anything at all. Nobody cares, nobody looks. Not more than 150 meters from the supermarket there is a place for refugees who normally are mainly Muslims.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Wade
  29. The idea of Russian Jews being victims is laughable when one considers the pain, misery and dozens of millions of deaths their Bolshevik brethren caused Russians. And further, that Jews, the richest and most powerful people in the world, needed financial aid from America to resettle in Israel.

    At least Russia is now rid of the scourge.

  30. KGH says:

    Everything is theater. What you are discussing here is what and how the actors (actors = politicians, did you know that actors and politicians are each other’s equal) say and act according to “tradition” and taught the formulation of politics. They follow all the script that their masters provided them with. These actors have no “personal free will” they are all elite players and get fat bank accounts for it. I would like to watch Hollywood movies or theater as well, it’s simple.

  31. The fact is that the Zionists rule the U.S. and have ever since 1913 when the Zionist banking kabal got their privately owned FED and IRS through a corrupt congress and a corrupt POTUS Wilson and with the power over the money and the tax on the money the Zionist rule was set and both the FED and IRS are unconstitutional!

    JFK tried to go back to having the government print debt free money with executive order 11110 and was killed for his efforts, who benefits?

    Nathan Rothschild said I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England , the man who controls the money supply controls the British empire and I am that man, and so it is here in America aka the Zionist plantation, the Zionist rule and have for over 100 years and counting.

    No politician has the guts to go against the Zionists and for this we have been given perpetual wars and perpetual debt all owed to our Zionist overlords! Until the UNCONSTITUTIONAL FED and IRS are abolished the Zionist will continue to rule here in Oceania!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  32. Christo says:

    Geezus, Mr Giraldi, Bush I lost because Ross Perot split the Repub vote. He was a neocon , they wanted him to win, or Clinton, really didn’t matter. The one person they did not not want to win was Perot.

    • Replies: @utu
  33. @Herald

    Yes I do understand that there is some value in the article. But we have to also use the scale.
    10 billion for US is a spit compared with consequences of Bush first proxy war with Iran.

  34. @UncommonGround

    It seems to be true that it is not advisable for jews in the Netherlands to be on the street with the kippa on their head.
    However, taking into consideration how Israel behaves towards Palestinian Muslims, it does not surprise me at all that Muslims do not like jews.
    Nearly all jews support Israel.
    Whenever I see the number of antisemitic incidents I always think ‘is that all’, few hundred, or less, a year.
    Among these incidents, throwing in the windows of a kosher restaurant in Amstelveen, the county just south of Amsterdam.
    Cannot remember that one jew was ever seriously hurt here, contrary to France, were jews havebeen killed, and attempts in Belgium.
    If children yelling at the top rabbi in the Netherlands is counted as an antisemitic incident, it would not surprise me
    Saw the rabbi’s wife state that it happens.
    The man walks in a long black coat with a black hat.
    I wonder if these children even know what a jew is.

    • Replies: @anon
  35. Lauren Bush Lauren (Lifshitz)… one can’t pay a greater tribute to the higher power than giving one’s best looking offspring in marriage. It’s all forgiven and forgotten!

  36. T. Weed says:

    I’m surprised that Mr. Giraldi didn’t mention what really cooked Bush’s goose: the 1989 speech James Baker gave to AIPAC, where he told that “obnoxious tribe” (Tacitus) who rules us, that it should give up its dreams of a greater Israel, should abide by UN Resolutions, should stop building settlements on Palestinian land, and reach out in peace with the Arabs.

    That did it. The tribe began grooming Clinton, and when they’d wrung everything out of him, they told Bush Jr. that they’d make him President if he’d let them run his mideast policy, because, of course, the “new Pearl Harbor” was on the horizon. Ol’ dumb dubya was happy to oblige, the tribe appointed Cheney as his Vice, and the rest is history.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  37. George says:
    @wayfarer

    EXCLUSIVE – Pastor John Hagee Urges Rand Paul to Remove Hold from Israel Aid Bill

    https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2018/12/06/exclusive-pastor-john-hagee-urges-rand-paul-to-remove-hold-from-israel-aid-bill/

    Send a small amount of money to Sen Rand Paul. BTW, Hagee claims to have huge numbers of followers in Kentucky.

    • Replies: @wayfarer
    , @Reuben Kaspate
  38. @Jake

    Benjamin Disraeli, ‘Coningsby’, 1844, 1983, Harmondsworth
    The novel seems indeed to be seen as pro jewish, I was not impressed
    But possibly, I did not live around 1844, much that made an impression at the time was lost on me.
    In any case, Disraeli was a jew, he became prime minister, and it was no secret at all that he was a jew.
    BTW, writing this I’m reminded of Macron, when a friend of his died he, Disraeli, married the widow, much older than he was, and, no idea if Brigitte was rich, for her money, what he openly expressed in letters to her.
    E. T. Raymond (Edward Raymond Thompson), ‘Disraeli: The Alien Patriot’, 1925, London

  39. George says:

    Wow does Colin Powell look white in that picture. BTW, what happened to non white US military commanders? Talk about white supremacy. I think it is time for command Africa Command to be made permanently a post to be filled by a Black person.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @RadicalCenter
  40. @Philip Giraldi

    I read this, then read and hear about alleged “Russian influence” in the 2016 election. The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

    • Agree: renfro
  41. Wade says:

    After a series of increasingly acrimonious exchanges back and forth, Bush, facing election, withdrew his objections and the loans were approved, but he was the only U.S. president since John F. Kennedy to confront the Israel Lobby in any serious way. Kennedy was, of course, assassinated and Bush was defeated for reelection

    And don’t forget that according to Pete Pete McCloskey and Paul Findley the Israelis were planning to assassinate G.H.W Bush at that Madrid conference and pin the blame on a Palestinian. I can’t believe that gets left out of the discussion. I wish Giraldi would’ve included a reference to it. Maybe that’s considered too much of a “conspiracy theory” to be included.

  42. Wade says:
    @Anon

    He didn’t go into Iraq, though did he? It was quite a brief affair compared to what we’ve got going on right now. I would call that resisting.

  43. Wade says:
    @UncommonGround

    Interesting comment. We too frequently hear about antisemitism being on the rise in Europe and America. Europeans and Americans really have to start getting their information on what Jewish people are up to in order for us to guard against this type of ploy.

    • Replies: @Anon
  44. utu says:

    Any takes on Victor Ostrovsky’s claims that there was a plot to assassinate Bush in Madrid?

    http://ariwatch.com/OurAlly/FoiledAssassinationOfPresident1991.htm

    The next day McCloskey visited Washington D.C. and phoned the Whitehouse Secret Service. They referred him to Special Agent Allan Dillon at the Secret Service offices. McCloskey faxed Dillon a copy of the memo he’d written after meeting with Ostrovsky. (He also talked with the Washington columnist Rowland Evans, who said his sources in the CIA had told him that Ostrovsky was indeed ex-Mossad. This was before Ostrovsky’s By Way of Deception had come out and Israel’s subsequent public confirmation by way of court testimony in an attempt to ban publication of the book.)

    On October 22 McCloskey talked to agent Terry Gallagher of the State Department Diplomatic Protection agency and later with Allan Dillon of the Secret Service. On October 24, with less than a week to spare before the Madrid peace conference began, the Secret Service placed a formal request through the American embassy in Ottawa to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service asking to speak – under CSIS auspices – with Mr. Ostrovsky, now a Canadian citizen. Mr. Ostrovsky then met with a member of the Secret Service with a CSIS agent present.

    • Replies: @Wade
  45. utu says:

    Any takes on Ross Perot? Somebody motivated him to runand then somebody else demotivated him so he stopped his campaign to resume it later after another motivation or after H.W. Bush resigned himself to not winning? Do you remember him looking at his watch during the debate?

    • Replies: @Ronald Thomas West
  46. Wally says:
    @Anon

    Indeed, Jake never presents any form of support for his hatred of white gentiles other than the childish dead give away ‘WASP’ thing.

    And apparently none of Jake’s repetitive comments are censored by Ron Unz as is done for others that Unz claims are ‘repetitive’.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  47. utu says:
    @Christo

    Ross Perot job was identical to that of Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 election when he ran on the third party ticket and made the reelection of Taft impossible so Wilson won. Roosevelt was Republican but he ran just to stop the incumbent Republican Taft.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  48. Anent the interesting exchange between Fran and Phil, of course CIA does counterintelligence. Early this year Pompeo bumped up and staffed up the Counterintelligence Center. Analysts like Phil would be kept in the dark about the nuts-and-bolts of CIA counterintelligence, which in practice involves eyes-only liaison agreements with hostile spies from Israel, Saudi, and other outlaw countries. CIA gets samples of the take from Israeli spying, which makes those Mossad agents cutouts, not spies. It isn’t ‘political pressure’ that protects those agents, it’s the DCI’s magic words, sources and methods.

    Here’s what CIA gets:

    https://www.antiwar.com/rep2/MemorandumtotheCommissionandSelectCommitteesbold.pdf

    Plausible deniability for CIA’s armed attacks on the domestic civilian population to impose a strategy of tension as a pretext for repression and war.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  49. wayfarer says:
    @George

    ”The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard.”

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson

  50. @Jake

    Aware, Jake wrote: “Our press is as truthful as the press in Big Brother.”

    Hey Jake!

    Our Jewish “press and MSM terrorises US voters by hiding critical information, for example, a major reason as to why the late-President G.H.W. Bush lost his pursuit for a second term.

    Regrettably, > 90% of voters are unaware about the facts provided by P.G. in this informative article.

    Please consider watching Brother Nathanael’s video below which (to a dignified degree) credits President Trump’s PUBLIC speeches on, in particular the topic of CNN “Fake News.”

    Fyi, by video end, American citizens are aware of a solid solution (plan) which could end Jewish Corporate Media terror. Please refer below, & all the best tidings & truth, Jake!

  51. I think the fact that George Bush’s longest serving Chief of Staff, John Sununu, is of Palestinian and Lebanese descent played some factor in the cooler relationship with Israel.

  52. Anonymous [AKA "infiltraitors"] says:
    @George

    Oh, so that’s how trump chose his Mideast “peace” envoy, his Ambassador “to” Israel, his UN Ambassador “for” the United States and White House senior advisor?

  53. @Benyamin Mush

    I was a CIA case officer working in Europe and the Middle East for twenty years, not an analyst. I repeat that the FBI is the lead agency on monitoring Israeli spying in the United States, not the CIA which works counterintelligence cases only to protect itself and in the overseas environment.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @Hibernian
  54. APilgrim says:

    Strangely missing from the GHWB Chronicles were the Montana FBI Murders @ Ruby Ridge.

  55. @Jake

    This is a WASP nation. If you don’t like it, you are welcome to head back to what ever Eastern European cesspit you ancestors were squatting in before they came to the nation founded by my ancestors.

    • Replies: @Reuben Kaspate
    , @Hibernian
  56. @EliteCommInc.

    Your comprehension of the comment is misplaced. My comment is not to what Dr. Giraldi would say. But what christians (many of whom wholeheartedly support the US policy regarding Israel) would say.

    And no, our interests are constantly weighed against that of other states, Israel being among the top. There should be no such juxtaposition —

    In matters of the US, US interests always come first and that without question.

    Appreciate your correction — on the term accept vs except.

  57. @utu

    candidate Ross Perot did not cost Pres Bush a second term. When he dropped out of the race, those votes who would have gone traditionally republican did so.

    There is no evidence that the 19% of the electorate he did garner were solely republican voters. His largest appeal was to the youth vote. I ultimately voted for Pres Bush. Had Candidate Perot not given in to the tactics of misinformation, I might have voted the other direction. His candidacy actually triggered a richer discussion of issues.

    Whether his candidacy cost the election is suspect.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  58. I remember that 1992 election quite well. I was working for a news publication at the time. AIPAC not being able to distribute money itself was directing a nationwide satellite of PACs to flood the zone with Jewish money to defeat Bush. One of these was based in NJ and called itself something quite benign like Campaign for American Sovereignty. Just out of curiosity I called their number one day. A guy answered with just “hello,” suggesting this operation was run out of his home. I asked about his PAC. He wanted to know why. I just said I wanted to learn more about what they supported. He hung up on me.

    • Replies: @anon
  59. anon[203] • Disclaimer says:
    @polistra

    In the last decade, the China lobby has the broadest power over our economy and government.

    i hear the Chinese run Hollywood too

  60. anon[203] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Whenever I see the number of antisemitic incidents I always think ‘is that all’, few hundred, or less, a year.

    when pissing a swastika into the snow is an anti-semitic incident….

  61. @Philip Giraldi

    Hey Phil!

    You can’t tell me how to do my daily school bus runs, and. I dare not tell you what runs the CIA takes within the “Homeland.”

    One retro point (example) though which still bugs me, and which you might reasonably avoid consideration & offering a lob back response .

    The case of CIA Counterintelligence Chief, James Angleton, and his documented domestic activity during the aftermath of President JFK’s side-squeeze, Mary Pinchot Meyer’s (still unsolved) murder at a D.C. canal walking path, a popular “fitness” spot to many of Washington global power brokers.

    (Note: A black dude, fishing & boozing at the of the crime, was arrested & charged with her murder)

    Facts suggest, on peculiar assignment, James Angleton broke into the departed Mary’s residency “studio” in search for her (private papers) “diary” which reportedly contained volatile information on JFK’s murder, and were supposed to be given to him & peculiarly…, not to the FBI!

    As you know, Phil, I am a skeptic about there being an absence of clear-line separation of CIA’s “Homeland” domestic versus foreign work, especially when it comes to the agency’s traditional track-record (to date) of planting stilted columns in major US newspapers.

    Thanks, Respect and happy Advent!

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
    , @gsjackson
  62. Just to avoid nonsense.

    I think Israel has a right to exist. I think she has a right to “self defense.”

    If Christians want to send their money and other support to Israel fine.

    The US does bless Israel. but the interests of the US should never be subject to any foreign entity above those of the US – period. And those who advocate laws against criticism of foreign states must first advocate amending the Constitution of the US.

    Because the very idea is over the top. Of course US citizens can express their views of foreign states, regardless of their “special” status in scripture, even if those critiques are negative and unflattering.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Anonymous
  63. ‘…but he was the only U.S. president since John F. Kennedy to confront the Israel Lobby in any serious way…’

    Be fair. Reagan did, and it’s only not a bigger story because Israel backed down.

    Carter definitely did — or do you think Israel surrendered Sinai out of her own overweening love of peace?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  64. @EliteCommInc.

    ‘Just to avoid nonsense.

    I think Israel has a right to exist. I think she has a right to “self defense.”’

    Just to avoid nonsense…

    I don’t think Israel has a right to exist. I also get tired of this nostrum being imposed as if it were some sort of self-evident truth.

    It’s not.

    • Agree: RobinG
    • Replies: @mark green
    , @EliteCommInc.
  65. @ChuckOrloski

    Chuck – I don’t know if the Mary Pinchot Meyer story is true or not – before my time. Angleton was a head case who did indeed get into all kinds of domestic shenanigans (working closely with the Israelis, I might add), but that was before the Church Commission reforms ca. 1976 which restricted CIA ability to do pretty much anything in the US but spot and recruit foreigners living in the US so they could be recruited to return home as spies. CIA does not plant articles in US media though it does anonymously leak material that is then picked up by US journalists. I am not excusing that practice, but that is how the entire US government works post 9/11. The CIA does place articles overseas and sometimes they are picked up by the US media.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @Sparkon
  66. Durruti says:

    Nice article by Giraldi:

    Bush, facing election, withdrew his objections and the loans were approved, but he was the only U.S. president since John F. Kennedy to confront the Israel Lobby in any serious way. Kennedy was, of course, assassinated and Bush was defeated for reelection.

    The New York Times, Washington Post, – Traitor servants of foreign Oligarchs- Zionist mouthpieces [do I need a verb?].

    John F. Kennedy was our Last Constitutional President. Giraldi is quite helpful in naming the few American political leaders who attempted to honor their Oath to serve the Citizens of a Sovereign United States, and he recalls their fates.

    George H W Bush only suffered the loss of his job, but Kennedy, and his brother, Robert, suffered the loss of their lives. And we Americans suffered the loss of our Liberty. We now know that it was not the German submarines, or the Japanese navy, or the Russians that were coming, that were the greatest threat to the independence and prosperity of our Country.

    I can not improve on:

    In a sense, all three of them enjoyed some success but were eventually defeated by Israel and its friends within the American oligarchy. No other foreign policy lobby, indeed, no other lobby of any sort, has that kind of power in the United States. The obituary of G.H.W. Bush should serve as a warning, recalling a comment sometimes attributed to Voltaire: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    We must Restore Our Republic; with the Restoration we recover our Sovereignty, our Liberty, our Honor.

    Durruti – for the Anarchist Collective

  67. gsjackson says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    It’s perhaps worth noting that theories attributing JFK’s murder to either Israel, or the CIA, or some combination of the two put Angleton right at the center of things. On his deathbed he spoke of joining his compadres in hell.

  68. anon[203] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bragadocious

    One of these was based in NJ and called itself something quite benign like Campaign for American Sovereignty.

    lol, typical jew-named organization and usually they are up to exactly the opposite of what the name says – “Love Lives Here”

  69. RobinG says:

    “He made clear the cost of an American president waging a political fight against the vast coalition of pro-Israel lobbying groups. In doing so, he exposed the limits of what the world’s most powerful man can do…”

    Whither goest thou, oh Donald?

  70. @Philip Giraldi

    Hey Phil!

    During my undergraduate days at U. of Scranton, 1982-1986, I heard rumors about US college professors, most notably at Ohio State, who were on look-out for “domestic” student talent and CIA employment.

    Such practice is not strange as colleges are recruiting-grounds for ROTC and of course corporations, that ” intelligent talent.”

    Assume all is as kosher as dumb goyim can get, especially given & as you wrote, “that is how the entire US government works post 9/11.”

    Thank you for keeping me straight, Phil!

    Post scriptum: I always wished TV’s popular (featuring peculiar & oft open murder cases) “48 Hours” would revisit Mary Pinchot Meyer’s to date unsolved murder, 13 months after JFK’s unsolved killing.

  71. @utu

    Ross Perot was blackmailed into dropping out with high quality photo-forgeries of his daughter in porn scenes, apparently including beastiality. Perot believed it was the work of GHWB’s CIA connections. It may well have been. No obituary I’ve seen mentions the elder Bush 20 years CIA association (officer? Certainly he had access to and moved in Alan Dulles’ circles) prior to his becoming Director for Gerald Ford. Was Bush Sr in Dallas in November 1963? Some put him there. As well, what happened to any mention of the 1980 October Surprise? It’s not like that was never in the news. The man smells (worse now, considering he’s corpse) and has always smelled of a world class criminal. Perhaps the greatest ever, were the truth to become fully known.

    • Replies: @Prusmc
    , @utu
  72. Anonymous [AKA "weseeyou"] says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    Hmmm, just to “avoid” your own “nonsense”, it must be said that you have a “right” to think clearly and express yourself in equally clear English on this site.

    So, why don’t you avail yourself of this great American freedom (sans military censor to boot), but instead, mangle logic and language with your every comment?

    To wit, you aver, “The US does bless Israel. but the interests of the US should never be subject to any foreign entity above those of the US – period. ”

    Thus speak the exceptional children chosen to universally proclaim their universal right to “self defence”?

    Oy! Own goals must be owned – or, at least be a silent goalie.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  73. @Colin Wright

    I believe that Iran has a right to exist. Don’t you?

    But Zio-American policies now forbid any trade with Iran. Zionists inside occupied-Washington are using US power to suffocate Iran. This is an act of war.

    Zio-Washington is also criminalizing and punishing other sovereign states that elect to trade peacefully with Iran. At the behest of Zionist-occupied Washington, a high-ranking Chinese executive was arrested in Canada last week for violating Zio-Washington’s global trade embargo on Iran. She remains in custody.

    The long and heavy hand of global Jewry is insidious and pernicious.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  74. Durruti says:

    Somehow my comment did not make it through.

    Answer to Colin Wright – above.

    Reagan did not make the Zionist army withdraw from the Sinai. It was the brave Commander of the Liberty who, by surviving, restoring under fire his communications with the rest of the American fleet, and notifying the Admirals that he was under attack from Israel, who played the key role in denying America’s Zionist Overlords – direct American military support in their imperialist war against Egypt.

    1. The plan had been to sink the Liberty, (and kill all the American Sailors/witnesses), then blame Egypt for the attack, and for the American Air Force to bomb Egypt and help the Land Thieves win the war.

    2. Israel’s army – West – of the Nile was trapped by Egyptian Reserves; Egypt’s other armies were holding their ground on the EAST of the Nile. The Zionist Land thieves’ Army was defeated.

    3. The return – to Egypt – of the Sinai was the price for Israel being allowed to retreat to occupied Palestine.

    4. A brave Liberty captain, and a well led Egyptian Army defeated the Zionists, not Reagan.

    5. The Zionists have lost 2 wars, – to Egypt, and to the Hezbollah.

    6. Try finding a correct military history of the Zionist War against Egypt, anywhere outside of Egypt.

    • Replies: @APilgrim
  75. @mark green

    Salud to Mark Green’s point: “The long and heavy hand of global Jewry is insidious and pernicious.”

    Broken Scranton Greetings, Mark!

    Below is Brother Nathanael’s fine solution, consisting of nationalizing US Media & starting with trumpling of CNN.

    • Replies: @chris
    , @RadicalCenter
    , @JC
  76. Isn’t it remarkable that even 25 years ago (during Bush the Elder’s rule) Zio-Washington eagerly tossed Israel an extra 10 billion dollars so it could “resettle” Russian Jews inside greater Israel. Wow. That’s money. That’s privilege. No foreign power gets nearly as much. And the special status accorded Israel is unchanging–no matter which party enjoys majority rule inside the Beltway.

    Contrast this open spigot of aid to Israel with the battle that Pres. Trump is fighting right now to get the Democrats to come up with just five billion dollars to build a wall on America’s southern tier.

    Keep in mind that millions of revanchevist, Spanish-speaking, low-IQ, MesoAmericans have poured into the US over the past 40 years, transforming our culture and economy forever. And this unlawful change continues.

    America needs a wall and deserves a wall. The majority of adult American citizens want a wall built.

    But Trump is being fought tooth and nail on this by the Democrats. At the same time, there’s barely a peep of protest coming from ‘mainstream’ conservatives over this epic struggle for the soul of our civilization.

    Are we to believe that demographics don’t matter much?

    Tell that to the Apache.

    Tell that tot the Palestinians.

    Demographics matter in Detroit. They matter in Miami. They matter in Hollywood. In Beverly Hills. Demographics matter at Harvard and Yale.

    And they certainly matter inside the Jewish state.

    Are we not a civilization under hostile, foreign domination?

    • Replies: @Durruti
    , @chris
    , @utu
    , @alexander
  77. Sean says:

    Yes Bush was made to pay for his, and his Secretary of State James “Fuck the Jews” Baker’s, attitude to Israel. But, Bush also was made to pay for his and Baker’s originally quite tolerant attitude to Saddams’s Iraq and willingness to let Arabs work out their own problems between them. Bush thought he was a foreign policy expert, but you never know with Arabs.

    • Replies: @ohreally
  78. @Anonymous

    Perot gives $100,000 gift to AJewish Committee

    NEW YORK — A $100,000 gift to the American Jewish Committee by Ross Perot had nothing to do with his resignation from two country clubs that barred Jews as members…. Perot addressed a na-tional meeting of the Committee here on May 12. … There was some speculation in Jewish circles as to whether the gift was the largest single one that any national Jewish organization has received from a non-Jew.

  79. ohreally says:
    @Sean

    Still, we know more about the Israel lobby than “with the Arabs”.

    After all, the Israel lobby never forgave Bush and Baker for making Shamir (the terrorist) wait on the tarmac.

    Of course, he should have been made to kiss it as he disembarked…

    After all, if that had been done, we wouldn’t presently have to suffer bibi, mort clean-less, dersho-witless, dannon-an-on-on, lil’ jared, nikki likudnik and other trump allies.

  80. Durruti says:
    @mark green

    Demographics matter in Detroit. They matter in Miami. They matter in Hollywood. In Beverly Hills. Demographics matter at Harvard and Yale

    It is not demographics that matter, it is Political Power that matters.

    The cure for what ails us is – to Restore our Republic, that was destroyed on November 22, 1963.

    If you have a different Cure for what ails us, (an actual Yellow Brick Road), let’s hear it.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  81. @Anonymous

    Good grief stop whining.

    Every state has a right to self defense. And my comments are are to those who support Israel who tend to view anything that is not carte Blanche support as some manner of open or hidden “anti-semitic” comment.

    Most evangelicals get the reference. You object to the content bot the logic. There’s no logical fallacy in stating Israel has a right to self defense. That is a very simplistic “universally” accepted right of states. It seems a rather silly thing to say, Unless you have dealt with Israelis at length. Because those dealings are chocker block full of arguments by the same that any criticism of Israel equates to denying Israel a right to self defense.

    It is not uncommon in exchange that when you are incapable of comprehending another’s comment or said comment gets one so riled it blurs their thinking to:

    1. ask clarifying questions
    2. just move past the comment
    3. state disagreement regardless of the lack of comprehension
    4. nit pick on technicalities — which could be

    a. avoiding stating the real issue, i.e. disagreement
    b. sincerely want to press for improved writing skills
    c. a & b

    I would encourage you to choose 2. regardless of the reasons, l’est you find yourself in apoplectic fits to your ill health.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Colin Wright
  82. chris says:

    HW’s is the tale of Danny in Kipling’s classic story: “The Man Who Would be King,” a 2-bit nobody (wishy-washy in WH’s case) who, through happenstance becomes king; and when he does, begins to truly act nobly. And it’s exactly this behavior which ultimately leads to his undoing.

    With the Soviet Union gone, WH, after waging a completely unnecessary war at the urging of the neocons for the glory of Israel, thought he was the king who would usher in a new dawn of American world power. Never mind that they got the war started through trickery of Hussein, telling him it was not the US’s concern how he was going to settle his dispute with Kuwait; and at the same time pressuring Kuwait not to negotiate with him to resolve their slant-drilling dispute.

    But no sooner did Bush start showing the mark of a statesman by becoming fairer to the Palestinians, than, in a scene worthy of the Three Stooges, the Israeli minions used Gleichschaltung to mobilize their powers against him and prove to all that all he had ever been was a two-bit lackey at their service who could be disposed of with a hand gesture.

    • Replies: @APilgrim
  83. Rurik says:

    Voting tallies reveal a sharp shift in Jewish votes in swing districts to favor Clinton but the impact of Jewish money into the campaign as well as the anti-Bush media onslaught are inevitably more difficult to assess.

    Yes, it isn’t Jewish votes that matter, but rather the tacit support of their media.

    All that’s necessary is for the world’s Jewish supremacists to decide whether or not a politician or candidate is “Good for the Jews”. But even this can be a complicated question, as the spectrum of Jewish supremacists pour over their pet “good for the Jews” causes. Obviously kneejerk fealty t0 Israel is prominent among these, but not enough to transcend all their other causes completely. A perfect case in point of this discord is Donald Trump, who as we all know is slavishly servile to all things Israel. But yet the liberal wing of the Jewish supremacists want him destroyed nevertheless. That’s why Alan Dershowitz is making the rounds on their media to assure the tribe that Trump is indeed very, very ‘good for the Jews’.

    Not good enough for the progressive/leftist (anti-white) wing (CNN, NYT, NPR, et al) tho.

    In any case, it’s their media support that is critical for any national politician, more so even than their ill-gotten lucre. Trump is getting by because Bibi and the ultra-right wing Zionists are supporting him. So he gets plaudits from Fox News, while the left-wing of the tribe froths their butt-hurt rage from CNN, etc.. (because Trump doesn’t seem to despise the Deplorables with sufficient rancor).

    As for Bush the elder, all I can think of is his treachery in supporting Saddam’s war on Iran in the 80s, (because it was ‘Good for the Jews’), and then his subsequent ruse to trick Saddam into invading Kuwait, and then the lies used to justify removing Saddam’s army, and decimating it on The Highway of Death (because doing so was “Good for the Jews”).

    If Bush lost the support of the Jewish supremacists, it wasn’t because he didn’t betray his country on behalf of Israel, (he did), but rather because he didn’t support Israel enough.

    If there is ever going to be an accounting for all of this perfidy, then the only thing I suspect will ever make any difference is a general awakening to the fact that Israel did 9/11, and murdered in cold blood thousands of Americans – as a pretext to get thousands more slaughtered as they went about b0mbing and droning and butchering and maiming and displacing millions of other people whom Israel considers inconvenient.

    “It’s worth it” (It’s good for the Jews’)

    Just as was done during both world wars. Hundreds of millions of people horrifically murdered by treasonous politicians serving their (((masters))).

    We can’t seem to muster the wherewithal to end the Fed, so perhaps a grass-roots outrage over Israel’s serial treachery, murder, theft and war crimes/atrocities – committed against the American people, will begin to have some effect.

    From the USS Liberty to 9/11 – how much are the American people willing to suffer before they say ‘enough!’

    ?

    • Agree: chris
  84. @Colin Wright

    Well, my comment was more directed to those who take any critique of Israel as some manner of anti-semitic intent.

    There is no imposition save as would apply to states recognized by the UN. And it is generally an accepted principle that states so recognized have a right to self defense. We could quibble about what went down concerning Balfour and the statehood process that recognized the sovereignty of Palestinians (in my view) and Israel (in my view) based on the record.

    I may understand how you personally feel, but hardly an issue that would be useful regarding policy. Palestinians have some legitimate issues based on the record of events, not how they may feel.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  85. chris says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    I know it’s tempting, Chuck, but that’s definitely not the solution; nationalizing the news media. Reducing the US.gov back to the Articles of Confederation (or less) is the only way to go.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  86. RVBlake says:
    @T. Weed

    Brings to mind Romney’s statement in 2012 that if elected, he intended to let Israel direct his foreign policy in the Middle East because “they’re the experts.”

  87. @Durruti

    With logic, Durruti said: “It is not demographics that matter, it is Political Power that matters.”

    Hey Durruti!

    Given the West’s immigration woe & flopping economics, I offer that Protocols of Zion-plan fulfillment evolved to combine demographic upheaval and maintenance of “Political Power.”

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  88. Anonymous [AKA "learnenglishifucan"] says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    Good grief charlie hasbara, do shut up for once…….

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  89. Sean says:

    For a decade Iraq was given anything it wanted including poison gas, nuclear stuff ect and all it did was encourage Saddam to go crazy. Even after he was expelled from Kuwait, Bush stood by while Saddam gassed the Kurds and other rebels.

    Unfortunately, it was necessary to put a US army in Saudi Arabia as a precaution because Saddam was still in power. Saudi Arabians (especially Osama bin Laden) were outraged at the King, self styled Protector of the Two Holy Places, permitting a foreign army to be in the country. Saudi Arabia was headed for revolution, unless the US army left , but before that could happen Saddam had to be overthrown. Bush was to blame for 9/11 and both Gulf War, because he trusted crazy Arabs.

    So now an American president is supposed to trust that Iran won’t go stark raving mad like Iraq did? No one has any idea of who will be in power in Iran in ten years or what their intentions will be.

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Ace
  90. Rurik says:
    @Colin Wright

    Carter definitely did — or do you think Israel surrendered Sinai out of her own overweening love of peace?

    You call that ‘confronting the Israeli lobby?

    He betrayed the American tax slave by promising untold billions of their hard-earned dollars to a couple of nations that thumb their noses at America and Americans.

    Why should America be on the hook for lavishing billions on either regime, especially when they use that lucre to corrupt American politics.

    Every time I hear about ‘Russia’ or ‘foreign meddling in our elections’, all I can think of is the purple elephant in the living room that no one will dare mention. It’s a pathetic, cowardly farce.

    Carter’s only saving grace is that he eventually mustered the courage to mention the plight of the Palestinian people.

  91. Rurik says:
    @Father O'Hara

    What did Reagan do that upset the filthy rats?

    he pulled out of Lebanon after Mossad’s (likely) false flag bombing of the Marine barracks.

    that attack (like the Lusitania, or the Liberty, or 9/11 and so many other ((false flags))), was intended to drag the ZUS into the conflict, not give Ronny a pretext to scramble.

    The American people, their lives, their wealth, their children, indeed, their very cow-like ‘souls’, exist for the sole purpose of serving Israel, and the Jewish supremacists that slither there.

    When Ronny cut and run, he abandoned his very raison d’etre- to rule over the goyim slaves who exist to work and die for Israel. Duh.

  92. Prusmc says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    I believe Perot if he had not been so erratic could have won in 1992. At one point in the pills he led both Bush and Clinton
    I understand that in 2004 he actually favored Bush Jr over Kerry. What he would done as President is of course, speculative, but the congressional blocade TRUMP faced probably is illustrative of how an outsider is ground down.

  93. chris says:
    @mark green

    And hadn’t many of those Jews from Russia been released thanks to Jonathan Pollard’s selling our nuclear secrets to the Soviets?

  94. utu says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    Ross Perot at best was a useful idiot but certainly he was a candidate of useful idiots.

  95. utu says:

    I think that G.H.W. Bush while presiding over the end of the Cold War genuinely wanted to reduce military and introduce the so called peace dividends.

    Saddam Hussain invasion of Kuwait seemed like a deliberated attempt get us off the peace divide plan.. The role pf April Glaspie was never explained under whose orders she gave Hussain the green light. Did she work for Israel?

    G.H.W. Bush seemed to be very reluctant to go to war until Margaret Thatcher came and saw him in Aspen.

    G.H.W. Bush built a coalition of Muslim countries and was pissed off with Israel that he had to pay $600 millions to Israel just so Israel would stay away and not threaten the coalition.

    G.H.W. Bush came from the war with 90% approval ratings, so he perhaps thought that he could exact some revenge on Israel as well as rectify the balance in relation with it using his political capital.

    If G.H.W.Bush went public in the conflict with Israel and appeal to America people he could have won though perhaps something bad could have happened to him.

  96. @Rurik

    You are incorrect.
    Israel wanted (and is still wanting) Iran to be destroyed.
    US did give Sadam everything what he desired,including Gas to Gas Kurds.
    US did promise to buy Iraqi oil. US also did promise Sadam Kuwait.
    Sadam attacked Iran. After half million dead on each side ,+war ended. Sadam took over Kuwait.
    It was fine with Bush. But there was unexpected reaction in UN. UN wanted Sadam out from Kuwait.
    Bush hesitated (That is clear indication that Bush did promise Kuwait to Sadam,)
    Eventually W Europe promised 100 billion to Bush to chase out Sadam from Kuwait.
    Japan added 50 billion to the package.
    Bush after that did the deed.
    Hesitantly though, but still Bush did stab Sadam in the back

    • Replies: @Rurik
  97. Agent76 says:

    September 11, 2006 Bush ties to bin Laden haunt grim anniversary

    In 1978, Bush and Osama bin Laden’s brother, Salem bin Laden, founded Arbusto Energy, an oil company based in Texas.

    https://www.denverpost.com/2006/09/11/bush-ties-to-bin-laden-haunt-grim-anniversary/amp/

    Dec 10, 2018 US Media Whitewash Bush Senior’s Bloody Saudi Legacy

    There were two big stories in US news media last week. The state funeral of former President George HW Bush; and the increasing moves by Congress to impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/12/10/us-media-whitewash-bush-seniors-bloody-saudi-legacy.html

  98. @polistra

    Do presidential candidates get their photo taken in front of some wall in Jerusalem or in Saudi?

    Does Congress give standing ovations to the leader of Israel or the leader of Saudi?

    They seem to be under the impression that Israeli interests here in the USA can make or break them, not the saudis. Are they wrong?

  99. @George

    And only African-“American” soldiers should fight in any US intervention in Africa.

  100. Durruti says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Demographic shifts, many stemming from the brutalities of imperialism (the destabilization of the 3rd world), to the increasingly engineered migrations of peoples forced to escape the ruins of aggressive conquests, such as Zionist organized terrorism in the Middle East, (puppet America’s war against Iraq, the NATO against Libya, & the Zionist ISIS against Syria, as just 3), raise the question of what we Americans may do – if anything to stop this.

    The Restoration of Our American Republic (with all that entails), is an ultimate Political Goal.

    Only a Restored America may disarm the Zionist Banker Terrorists, and only through a Restoration will we be empowered to create the power foundation that may accomplish the rescue of our planet.

    Hove read the Protocols, and 1984, and Rabble in Arms, and The Sun Also Rises. They are my favorites.

    Are you aware of Alain Soral, Dieudonné, and following the struggle of the Yellow Vests in France?

    We must fashion a Cure, not a cure that will (hopefully) be bestowed by others-coming from the sky-, but a Cure that We The People will forge.

    Ultimately, it is the Political Cure that matters.

    • Agree: Ilyana_Rozumova
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  101. @EliteCommInc.

    I voted for Bush in 1992, but in my defense I was very young then and have voted mostly third-party since.

    Wish I had voted Perot.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  102. Patricus says:
    @Anonymous

    Exactly right jganun. Without Perot Bush would have easily defeated Clinton.

  103. @ChuckOrloski

    I’d never forward any video with this guy in it, because he looks like a loon to most people. Didn’t say it was fair, just true.

    Also wonder whether he is a plant too.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @Ace
  104. Agent76 says:

    15 November 2018 The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan. U.S. Recruitment of “Islamic Terrorists” Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski

    By Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and Le Nouvel Observateur; This text was among the first articles published by Global Research in October 15, 2001, in the week following the US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-cias-intervention-in-afghanistan-u-s-recruitment-of-islamic-terrorists-started-in-1979-zbigniew-brzezinski/5629070

    Zbigniew Brzezinski Taliban Pakistan Afghanistan pep talk 1979

    In 1979 Carters National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski went into Pakistans border regions with Afghanistan to give a little pep talk to some prospective Majehadeen (Holy Warriors).

    • Replies: @utu
  105. @George

    John Hagee is a handmaiden of Israel. The bitch has been bought and paid for the lock, stock and barrel!

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  106. @Anonymous

    You are invited to support the claim. I haven’t even received my check for voting for the current executive, much less for disinformation agent for Israel or Saudi Arabia.

    But if you have evidence that I am an operative for either state – pony it up.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  107. @Chris Mallory

    Where is your proof that indeed you’re a scion of the Mayflower crew and not some fucking dirtbag that got off the boat the other day? Don’t bullshit!

  108. @TimeTraveller

    A vote in the UK means nothing. Likewise a vote in Florida, it seems.

  109. Anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wade

    Assuming Israel survives on more or less its present trajectory for the next 30 plus years it will be interesting to see the effect of younger generations of Jews who start from growing up in prosperous peaceful countries elsewhere. While young pro Israeli activists can be found in e.g. Australian universities (some as reaction to BDS no doubt) and the creation of Jewish schools since the 50s has diluted the effect of the smart Jews going to traditional top WASP schools it seems unlikely that the young are being subjected daily to derogatory speech about Arabs/Palestinians. If such Jews are basically Australian they are unlikely to be comfortable with the most racist and reactionary of Israeli policies and actions I suggest. But obviously, in the US where the big numbers and money are, things are much more complicated. However, I imagine a lot of urbane US Jews whose grandfather’s made a lot of money and great uncle almost got a Nobel Prize are too busy on the golf course to get worked up about what their cousins in a “shitty little country” are doing.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  110. @RadicalCenter

    I am pretty sure i voted for Pres Bush.

    I don’t think you have anything to equivocate about regarding either vote. Candidate Perot did not make voting for him any easier by dropping out and dropping back in.

  111. Sparkon says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    “…but that was before the Church Commission reforms ca. 1976 which restricted CIA ability to do pretty much anything in the US…”

    Be that as it may, in a cabinet level meeting in early 1981, CIA Director William Casey responded to a question from newly elected President Ronald Reagan about what Casey saw as his goal as Director of the CIA:

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

    Casey’s statement was noted by Barbara Honegger, who was present at the meeting.


    Frontline

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  112. Art says:

    The obituary of G.H.W. Bush should serve as a warning, recalling a comment sometimes attributed to Voltaire: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Did not see any Jews at Bush 41’s services.

    Bush 43 chose to save the Bush name and get reelected – he give the Jews what they wanted – and was reelected.

    Bush 43 also saved the Bush name by finally going to Bagdad and taking out Saddam.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. Bush 43 was of weak character – he did not have the gonads to put daddy’s best friend and confident, James Baker in his administration. (Baker was the most competent man alive in US politics.)

    p.s. The fool chose Cheney instead. The duel are going to hell.

  113. Anent Philip Giraldi [53] Ah. I see. You will have seen much that the analysts would not. Do you happen to remember who took over Dick Ober’s shop? That was partly overseas.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  114. Pft says:

    Not sure this is due to the lobby but since 1978 every President has each year proclaimed a holiday on Rebbe Schneersons birthday called Education Day, including Trump. The late Rebbe who is of the Chabad Lubovitch sect made it a point to educate non Jews they must follow Noahide Law and not the Biblical Mosaic Law of the Old Testament , which they say is meant for Jews. His sect also points to the difference in souls. In 1992 Bush signed a declaration from Congress formally recognizing the US was founded based on the principles of Noahide Law.

    As for Israel and their 10 billion in demands, in the end he capitulated after breaking his “Read my lips, no new taxes” promise. Thats what cost him the election, that and the war in Iraq that was desired by Israel and which required the increase in tax revenue. Israel might have been peeved Bush did not topple Saddam by moving on to Baghdad. Of course Bush had to walk a fine line beteen the House of Saud and Israel

    Bush was one of three US Presidents knighted by the Queen, all Republicans. Interesting trivia that.

    An oil magnate and Texas politician and possible CIA operator during the JFK hit and was in Dallas at the time, House of Representative in DC fighting for population control during the Vietnam War (later mentored by Kissinger) , ambassador to UN presiding over Taiwans being booted from the security council (despite his apparent public support) then first defacto Ambassador to China, head of the RNC and member of Nixons cabinet during Watergate, then Director of the CIA, and VP ( defacto President) .

    The sitting President when the Soviets fell and the Yeltson regime took over, and Deng began his market economy with Chinese characteristics thanks to Bush continuing MFN after Tiananmen Massacre, not to mention kicking off the first Iraq War which was in effect the beginning of the GWOT to replace the Cold War.

    Although NAFTA is blamed on Clinton the entire deal was negotiated by the Bush team. Time ran out on Bush so it was signed as is by Clinton.

    Bush also escalated the War on Drugs to build more jails, more prisons, more courts and hire more prosecutors to imprison more people for longer periods. The result is a prison population dwarfing anything Stalin and his Gulags ever handled . A 500% increase to over 2 million. The Drug business was never better though.

    In any event Bush had his hands on Iran Contra. JFK. House of Saud, Iraq, BCCI , Watergate, Carlyle Group (financial assets of the Saudi Bin Laden Corporation managed by them) .

    You name it, he had his hands on it in some way big or small. His son George of course was sitting President during 9/11 letting all Saudis in the US fly home when everyone else was grounded , despite the fact most of the hijackers were Saudis. Then Afghanistan and Iraq. Huge contract for Carlyle Group in Iraq. Crash of 2008 and trillions in bailouts on exit to thank Wall Street for their support. Obama supplemented that of course.

    Truly an elite of the NWO.

  115. @Durruti

    Durruti asked me: “Are you aware of Alain Soral, Dieudonné, and following the struggle of the Yellow Vests in France?”

    No, Durruti, am not.

    As a Scranton school bus driver, yesterday & today, the only “yellow vests” I was aware of were hard hat & vested guys & gals who worked for “Flagger Force” and directed traffic during endless repair of Scranton’s road infrastructure.

    Now I will look into “Yellow Vests” in France.

    Am very pleased about learning this about your studies, Mr. D: ‘Have read the Protocols, and 1984, and Rabble in Arms, and The Sun Also Rises. They are my favorites.”

    Scranton school district parents kids need you! Thank you.

    • Replies: @Durruti
    , @RobinG
  116. utu says:
    @Agent76

    The most important fact is that the US began to aid the Islamist opposition to the pro Soviet secular regime in Afghanistan before Soviet interventions because the plan was to draw the USSR into Afghanistan. Once Soviets moved in Brzezinski considered it his greatest success. The rest of the story is more or less know but the most evil aspect of it that it was the US that was responsible for starting the war in Afghanistan that haven’t ended yet is not.

    • Agree: Agent76
  117. APilgrim says:
    @chris

    ‘Muhammadan-History’ is formulated with their average ~75 IQs.

    GHWB was not liked or trusted by conservatives.

    GHWB outlawed assault rifles, raised taxes, and … those Montana Murders …

    GHWB was off his game, with a thyroid issue.

    GHWB had no support on election day.

    • Replies: @MarkinPNW
    , @chris
  118. @EliteCommInc.

    ‘…I may understand how you personally feel, but hardly an issue that would be useful regarding policy. Palestinians have some legitimate issues based on the record of events, not how they may feel…’

    I dunno. It seems to me that most critics of Israel keep pulling their punches. They try to play by Queensbury rules with an opponent who cheerfully vilifies them, hunts them down and gets them fired from their job, etc.

    If a thug comes after you in an alley, you don’t fret about how you mustn’t hit below the belt. I say pull out all the stops and let the Zionists fret about how to make us behave rather than the reverse.

    There is, of course, more than one way of looking at this. Still, it seems to me that many of those who would criticize Israel wind up emasculating themselves out of fear of being labeled ‘anti-semitic,’ or being accused of ‘questioning Israel’s right to exist,’ or dreading being called ‘supporters of terrorism,’ or whatever.

    If we’d fought the original Nazis this way, they’d still be in power. Hold ’em by the nose and kick ’em in the balls.

  119. utu says:
    @mark green

    America needs a wall and deserves a wall… But Trump is being fought tooth and nail on this…

    Not really. Just enforce the existing laws and penalize employers hiring illegals. But this is never mentioned by Trump or anybody around him because that actually would be effective.

    The talk about the Wall is just a distraction for the naive but most importantly it is a psy-op to create a general acceptance of Israel’s wall. The image of it. All walls at this point of the history are for Israel including the fence built by Orban in Hungary when he got a tip form Netanyahu that the waves of refugees would be sent to Europe.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @anon
    , @redmudhooch
    , @mark green
  120. Anon[382] • Disclaimer says:

    Bush was incredibly popular after the first Gulf war, so popular that N.Y. Gov. Mario Cuomo, widely viewed as a likely Dem candidate in 1992, declined to run. That left the field open for a relatively unknown Ark. governor who had nothing to lose. Somehow Bush squandered his popularity. The economy, stupid, had something to do with it, along with Bush’s lip-reading invitation. Perot was also a factor although he faded as the election approached.

  121. @Anon

    ‘Assuming Israel survives on more or less its present trajectory for the next 30 plus years…’

    Let’s think happy thoughts instead. Ten years until the last Zionist moves to New Jersey.

  122. @RadicalCenter

    Maybe bereft of knowing about the warning to avoid judgements based upon a person’s “looks,” Radical Center understandably complained to me: “I’d never forward any video with this guy (Brother Nathanael) in it, because he looks like a loon to most people. Didn’t say it was fair, just true.”

    Okay, okay, Rad! The RJN Brother is definitely no Clark Gable.

    Fyi, please look at video below where you can see actual “loons” who plant American soldiers in unnecessary & immoral Middle East wars.

  123. @Rurik

    ‘Yes, it isn’t Jewish votes that matter, but rather the tacit support of their media.’

    Yes. Jews almost invariably vote for the Democrat anyway. What matters is what their representatives in the media and the fat cats with the money bags do.

    Take the last election. The biggest donor to Hillary Clinton’s election campiagn was Haim Saban — an Israeli Jew who is on record as saying ‘I’m a one issue guy and that issue is Israel.’

    Then it began to appear that Trump might actually win. Sheldon Adelson — he of dropping a nuke in the Iranian desert as a message — jumped in and took out some insurance by making himself Donald Trump’s biggest donor.

    They had the White House bought and paid for either way.

    • Agree: Rurik
  124. Durruti says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Once drove a school bus for disturbed kids (one of whom had just killed someone). I liked the kids.

    Was teaching University History & writing & raising children & had a wife at the same time.

    Surprised you have not heard of Deudonné , Europe’s most popular Comedian. Banned from USA, England, most other countries, fined, jailed, for – you guessed it.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=dieudonne+english+subtitles&view=detail&mid=3FA033E738FAD5A9519C3FA033E738FAD5A9519C&FORM=VIRE

    His friend Alain Soral is France’s finest Philosopher. Former boxer & trains boxers. Also fined & banned for – you guessed it.

    Heads “Equality & Reconciliation.”


    Both support the Yellow Vests. there are many more Links

    In Friendship

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Z-man
  125. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    reference….

    France: Protests Force Macron Retreat; Austerity
    December 11, 2018
    http://accuracy.org/release/france-protests-force-macron-retreat-austerity/

    “JEAN BRICMONT, jean.bricmont at uclouvain.be
    Noted author and academic Bricmont has been in France as the protests have gripped that country. He just arrived in Belgium, seat of several European Union institutions, where similar protests began this weekend. He has been posting his analysis as well as videos on Facebook.”

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  126. @EliteCommInc.

    ‘Every state has a right to self defense.’

    Not really. Rogue states don’t. Nazi Germany wasn’t held to have ‘a right to self-defense.’ The argument against invading North Korea doesn’t revolve around the morality of doing so, but merely the practicality of the proposition.

    Israel doesn’t have ‘a right to self defense.’ Whatever right it had to exist at all it forfeited when it ignored its own commitments under the original UN Partition Resolution. Its behavior since has only solidified the argument against continuing to tolerate its existence. Its invaded every single one of its neighbors, engages in massive criminal enterprises that defraud the rest of the world of literally billions of dollars a year, grossly and viciously oppresses its gentile subjects, and has successfully soborned the government of the United States.

    The Mighty Mite! What do you want? It has no more ‘right to self-defense’ than Richard Ramirez had a right to continued liberty.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  127. anon[997] • Disclaimer says:
    @utu

    Not really. Just enforce the existing laws and penalize employers hiring illegals. But this is never mentioned by Trump or anybody around him because that actually would be effective.

    exactly

    once a few high profile employers started going to jail, word would get around fast and then fewer and fewer would dare hire them

  128. @Benyamin Mush

    Benyamin – Ober was gone by the time I EOD’d but my impression was that his office was shut down together with several others that had attracted the wrath of congress.

  129. Rurik says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Sadam took over Kuwait.
    It was fine with Bush. But there was unexpected reaction in UN. UN wanted Sadam out from Kuwait.

    Saddam didn’t ask the UN for permission, he asked Bush’s diplomat. The UN is nothing but a den of whores. Willing to go along with just about anything that the moneyed powers want.

    Look at Bush at the end of this video

    sounds just like his idiot spawn telling lies about Saddam and 9/11

    A whole family of lying, war criminals and treasonous scum.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Ilyana_Rozumova
  130. MarkinPNW says:
    @APilgrim

    It was actually Reagan who outlawed assault rifles under the deceptively named “Gun Owners Protection Act” in about 1986 or so.

    • Replies: @APilgrim
  131. Agent76 says:
    @utu

    America has a opioid problem today and troops are still in Afghanistan protecting poppy fields.

    December 3, 1993 The CIA Drug ConnectionIs as Old as the Agency

    LONDON— Recent news item: The Justice Department is investigating allegations that officers of a special Venezuelan anti-drug unit funded by the CIA smuggled more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States with the knowledge of CIA officials.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/03/opinion/03iht-edlarry.html

    June 10, 2014 Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/drug-war-american-troops-are-protecting-afghan-opium-u-s-occupation-leads-to-all-time-high-heroin-production/5358053

    • Replies: @utu
  132. Hibernian says:
    @Wally

    He obviously loves his own subdivision of White Christians to the exclusion of others.

  133. @Reuben Kaspate

    Really funny thing. HE….HE!
    In one of his sermons Hagee was really knocking Globalism.
    The moron did never find out that Globalism is the real Jewish thing.

  134. Hibernian says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Dr. Giraldi, to clarify, isn’t CIA counter intel mainly if not entirely limited to policing its own agents, analysts, and other employees?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  135. Hibernian says:
    @Chris Mallory

    “This is a WASP nation. ”

    A train that left the station in the 1840s.

    I’m 90% sure Jake is a fellow Leperchaun.

  136. @RobinG

    Hey RobinG!

    Thanks for reaching out to help me keep up with current events.

    A confession: RobinG, I was joshing about unawareness of the trouble in France. Fyi, with empty school bus, I typically listen to NPR, morning news, and after absorbing a lot of bad news, I get everso fearful of very bad & planned disasters coming to the “Homeland.” Including of course the economy.

    But then strength returns, and I figure “let the darkness come upon me,” do best I can.

    Uh, speaking of darkness, please consider the Washington Examiner’s far out (lights out) report warning (below) on how the “national grid” is a primary terror target?

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/start-prepping-electric-grid-prime-target-of-terrorists-profound-threat-says-dhs

    Makes me a bit silly (senile) sometimes, RobinG, & provokes pagan Israeli dancing around real “survivor kit” current events. Thank you.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  137. APilgrim says:
    @MarkinPNW

    Reagan did nothing of the sort.

    In 1989, the George H. W. Bush administration had banned the importation of foreign-made, semiautomatic rifles deemed not to have “a legitimate sporting use.” It did not affect similar but domestically-manufactured rifles. (The Gun Control Act of 1968 gives discretion to the Attorney General of the United States to choose whether to “authorize a firearm or ammunition to be imported or brought into the United States,” under what is known as “the sporting purposes test.”) Following the enactment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, the ATF determined that “certain semiautomatic assault rifles could no longer be imported even though they were permitted to be imported under the 1989 ‘sporting purposes test’ because they had been modified to remove all of their military features other than the ability to accept a detachable magazine” and so in April 1998, it “prohibited the importation of 56 such rifles, determining that they did not meet the ‘sporting purposes test.’”

    The Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), officially the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, is a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a United States federal law, which included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms that were defined as assault weapons as well as certain ammunition magazines that were defined as “large capacity.” The 10-year ban was passed by the US Congress on September 13, 1994, following a close 52–48 vote in the US Senate, and was signed into law by US President Bill Clinton on the same day. The ban applied only to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban’s enactment. It expired on September 13, 2004, in accordance with its sunset provision.

  138. utu says:
    @Agent76

    The opium story unfortunately never got researched. Where does the opium go form Afghanistan? Is our opioid crisis really related to it? It seems that everybody must be involved in Afghan opium trade including Pakistan, India, Iran and Russia. No only the US.

  139. anon[997] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    i’ll never forget the joy Bush Sr. had when he was announcing the upcoming War on Iraq

    he was giddy

  140. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Were you in the Army, or something, before you went to college in the 80’s? ‘Cause I thought you were older than that.

    The yellow vest thing is genius. I listened to that Alain Soral tape. IDK when that was made, but he seems like kind of a jerk, especially if it was after Sarkozy (prompted by that Jew) attacked Libya. Don’t the French dump their nuclear waste in the ocean?

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  141. Good article Mr. Giraldi. Bush is still an a-hole though. Hope he enjoys hell. But I guess he deserves a little credit for trying to stand up to the lobby.

  142. Your article explains why and how Trump prevailed over Clinton who fell out of favor with the Zionists and Trump became their preferred candidate , it should be Israeligate not Russiagate as it was they who had the money and the means to change the outcome of the election.

  143. @utu

    I have never heard this. Can you provide a source for more information please?

    • Replies: @utu
    , @chris
  144. @utu

    The talk about the Wall is just a distraction for the naive but most importantly it is a psy-op to create a general acceptance of Israel’s wall. The image of it.

    Glad someone else gets it. Same with the military deployment and live fire threats. Trump doing his best to create his own Gaza on the border so Bibi isn’t so lonely. Sad.

    • Replies: @utu
  145. @Sparkon

    I followed up on that link to the Barbara Honegger account of Casey’s statement and my interpretation of it is that a man who was far too intelligent and savvy to say to the President anything like “we lie systematically to the US public so they will cause no trouble” was actually conveying something quite different in a colourful way. I think he was telling the President that 80 per cent of the CIA’s analysis was based on open source material so, on the assumption that the Soviet Union’s intelligence sources were not much different it made sense to ensure that the MSM was full of convincing lies that you wanted the enemy to believe. That is all there in the Quora Q & As.

  146. @utu

    Hi utu. It’s hard to enforce existing immigration laws when Democrats infest most city, state and local governments. Many Dems are determined to frustrate US immigrations laws. Why? They get more Democrat voters this way. This translates into direct political power for the anti-white Left.

    Fact: Illegal immigrants (and their offspring) vote overwhelmingly Democrat. As a result, America is being transformed against the will of most of its citizens. This is good news for certain minorities and POC, bad news for the historic American majority.

    The US may sink but the Democrat Party will gain power and reap the spoils.

    I do certainly agree that immigration laws should be enforced. Good luck getting that to happen however in California and other states where ‘sanctuary cities’ flourish. But I certainly support the idea of enforcing existing laws. It is hardly a new concept though.

    Indeed, watch the (((media))) label strict immigration enforcement ‘racist’ or ‘white supremacist’. This is common. And it works.

    Agenda 1: Enforce immigration laws.

    Agenda 2: Build the wall. Build it tall. Build it deep.

    • Replies: @utu
  147. Hibernian says:
    @Benyamin Mush

    I recently read a book detailing the case of Ana Belen Montes of the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) who betrayed Latin American assets of the DIA. The author was a DIA counter intel guy who had played the lead role in catching her. DIA had to rely on the FBI for any off premises sleuthing.

  148. @Colin Wright

    I would hold that even so called rogue states have a right to self defense. What is often understood by rogue is that they are operating offensively against the generally understood rules of order.

    Hence the expression “rogue states”. And naturally who determines what constitutes rogue behavior can certainly be a matter of debate as can what state could be classified as rogue.

    As I noted earlier, while you may consider said behaviors disqualifying for self defense by you or I are the determinants of that condition. While I might agree that Israel has engaged in reckless behavior, thus far no international body ha determined that her behavior requires international response.

    Now clearly, how all of this plays is a matter of power relations, which can be a dynamic that is unfair because it is based on power primarily. And the current leadership in the US is unwilling to hold Israel accountable for abuses. Apparently instances of rogue behavior by Israel

    –attacking Egypt
    –invading Lebanon – though Lebanon was able to mount a defense
    –encroachments into Syria
    –her failure to act decently and fairly in 1948
    –her acts of Terror against the British in seeking a smooth fair path to peaceful coexistence in the
    region
    –her long standing program of rendition in which she kidnapped and tortured the innocent
    –her use of spies against the US which cost US citizens their lives and then grandstanding by their
    applause
    –failure to recompense men of the USS liberty

    But the process of such violations is not Israel’s alone as history would tell. I grant the process of holding states accountable is imperfect. But I will fault to the side of an orderly process in most circumstances.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  149. @EliteCommInc.

    ‘…But the process of such violations is not Israel’s alone as history would tell. I grant the process of holding states accountable is imperfect. But I will fault to the side of an orderly process in most circumstances.’

    Your argument, then, is that Israel’s sins are common and ordinary. I differ.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
    , @Rurik
  150. Sparkon says:

    In my view, George HW Bush had three terms as president, two while “Mommy Poo Pants” nursed the Gipper and consulted her astrologer. Reagan’s inauguration as governor of California was conducted at midnight because Nancy’s astrologer said that was the best time. I kid you not.

    The Reagan White House, said his first secretary of state, Alexander M. Haig Jr., was “as mysterious as a ghost ship; you heard the creak of the rigging and the groan of the timbers and sometimes even glimpsed the crew on deck. But which of the crew had the helm? Was it Meese, was it Baker, was it someone else? It was impossible to know for sure.”

    Similarly, Peggy Noonan ruminated: “Who’s in charge here? I could never understand where power was in that White House; it kept moving. I’d see men in suits huddled in a hall twenty paces from the Oval Office, and I’d think, there it is, that’s where they’re making the decisions. But the next day they were gone and the hall was empty.”

    Behind the Ronald Reagan Myth


    P. Berge

  151. @Rurik

    You are sooooooooooo correct my dear little brother.

  152. gsjackson says:
    @chris

    Keep in mind that the public airwaves are owned by the American people and leased out free of charge to the networks. You wouldn’t need to nationalize the news, just take the airwaves back as needed, like when Trump wants to address the nation unmediated, or when we want lots of televised debates to substitute for paid ads so as to lessen the impact of money on elections. It’s our air time, just take it when it’s needed.

    Bill Clinton, of all people, actually suggested such a thing in one of his SOTU addresses — that the networks donate some free time for political debates. The media’s kept congresspersons, including John McCain, were mobilized immediately, threatening to defund Clinton’s FCC, among other things, and nary a word has been heard about the subject since.

    • Replies: @chris
  153. anon[814] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fran Macadam

    ” . . .just how extensive Israeli spy infiltration was in the United States, . . .”

    “was” ?

    When did it stop?

  154. utu says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    The Brzezinski Interview with Le Nouvel Observateur (1998)

    Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs that the American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahiddin in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet intervention. Is this period, you were the national securty advisor to President Carter. You therefore played a key role in this affair. Is this correct?

    Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahiddin began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. But the reality, closely guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention [emphasis added throughout].

    Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into the war and looked for a way to provoke it?

    B: It wasn’t quite like that. We didn’t push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.

    Q : When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against secret US involvement in Afghanistan , nobody believed them . However, there was an element of truth in this. You don’t regret any of this today?

    B: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, essentially: “We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war.” Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war that was unsustainable for the regime , a conflict that bought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.

    Q: And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?

    B : What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?

    Q : “Some agitated Moslems”? But it has been said and repeated: Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today…

    B: Nonsense! It is said that the West has a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid: There isn’t a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner, without demagoguery or emotionalism. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is t h ere in com m on among fundamentalist Saudi Arabia , moderate Morocco, militarist Pakistan, pro-Western Egypt, or secularist Central Asia? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries…

    https://dgibbs.faculty.arizona.edu/brzezinski_interview

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  155. utu says:
    @redmudhooch

    Glad someone else gets it.. – I thought it was pretty obvious that this was just a theater for the masses and that nobody in the government was planning to solve the illegal immigration (or the excessive legal immigration that is even worse) in America and that the histeria and the never ending drama about the Wall was (1) to keep people from thinking about effective solutions and (2) legitimize, normalize and glorify Israel policies against Palestinians.

  156. llloyd says: • Website

    I scrolled down unsuccessfully looking for a comment about Larry King, the pimp not the media personality, and Franklyn camp and George Bushs’ alleged connection to it and White House alleged orgies. Will be curious to see if this gets past Ron Unz. This article after all has the subtitle. “Something is missing.”

  157. utu says:
    @mark green

    I have seen comments by you in the past that indicated some intelligence and common sense so on the basis of this silly comment of yours I must conclude you are a shill for (1) Chamber of Commerce and (2) Israel or that you have suffered some brain damage recently.

    Do not BS about that the enforcement of immigration law and difficulties in California and other places and whine about the Democrats. Immigration laws are federal laws and it only requires a will of DOJ and other federal agencies to enforce them. The laws against the employers must be enforced. This will shut down the illegal immigration and will begin the self-deportation process. No leftist pro-immigration activists will be up in arms about capitalists being busted. The laws against the employers are on the books:

    – First offenders can be fined $250-$2,000 per illegal employee.
    – For a second offense, the fine is $2,000-$5,000 per illegal employee.
    – Three or more offenses can cost an employer $3000-$10,000 per illegal employee. A pattern of knowingly employing illegal immigrants can mean extra fines and up to six months in jail for an employer.

    This does not include “harboring” illegal immigrants, or employing ten or more illegal immigrants in one year. Harboring an illegal immigrant can lead to ten years of prison time.

    The laws were and are not enforced because of the shills for Chamber of Commerce like you. For instance in 2008

    …investigators made some 1,103 criminal arrests in fiscal 2008, for example, many if not most of those charges were brought against workers for possessing phony paperwork – not against employers for knowingly recruiting or hiring illegal workers

    President Trump on the second day after his inauguration could have began enforcing these laws against the employers of illegals. He could have talked about. But he never did. This is the surest sign that there was on intention whatsoever to solve the problem of illegal immigration because the Chamber of Commerce does not want it be solved and never wanted it to be solved.

    The talk about the Wall is just a political theater. The histeria and the drama about the Wall serves two purposes: (1) to distract and divert from real effective solutions for the benefits of Chamber of Commerce and (2) to legitimize, normalize and glorify Israel policies against Palestinians. The meme of the Wall is being engraved in countless discussions on the alt-right and the right anti-immigration sites. The imprinting of meme that Israel is right and must be emulated is taking place with the help of many useful idiots and shills for Israel like yourself. Mark Green, you are a shill for Israel or a useful idiot. Make you pick.

    • Replies: @mark green
  158. alexander says:
    @mark green

    Hi Mark,

    I consider the “build the wall mandate” along the same intelligence level as a guy shooting himself in the face to get a fly off his nose.

    We live in the age of the idiot.

    If the USA wants to take meaningful steps on illegal immigration, the highest priority should not be building a stupid expensive wall, it should be in spending a tenth of that on enforcing existing immigration laws.

    Furthermore, Congress needs to get off it’s arse, and make a decision about what to do with the 20 to 30 million illegals in the country RIGHT NOW.

    This issue IS THE ISSUE, in regards to illegal immigration, the wall is just another colossal waste of tax payer money.

    As I am writing this, there are close to 30 million illegals who pay NO taxes, yet receive free healthcare, free public schooling, free police protection, and free usage of all tax built infrastructure. Furthermore their “illegal status” ensures they can underbid our blue collar (taxpaying ) workers by at least 25%, for all the jobs which require insurance and workman’s comp.

    The USA needs to make a decision to either put these people on the tax rolls (and have them pay their fair share) or DEPORT them from the country.

    This is the decision which MUST be made …and it should happen way before we start building a wall !

    Why don’t you people start thinking (with some intelligence) about how to address the REAL issues facing us, instead of going all “Gung-ho” on wasting another “50 billion dollars” of taxpayer money building a big stupid wall.

    Right now, the US is 22 trillion in debt…I don’t want to spend ONE dime building a wall..I really don’t.

    But if the wall is a “mandate” for most of you…my suggestion is to round up the 30 million illegals who are in the country right now, ……..ship them off to the border …..and have them spend the next five years of their lives building our wall….. for FREE.

    That’s a smart, “thrifty” compromise.

    While our illegals are busy…. toiling under the hot sun to build our big “free ” wall…we can decide whether to deport them , or make them pay all the back taxes they owe.

    How about that ?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Rurik
  159. @Colin Wright

    No. Common is not the term I would use as in routine. But in some of those cases they might well contend they were acting in self defense. As would the US in response to 9/11, for example. Or France when she and others acted as colonial powers or when the French blew a “green peace” ship in New Zealand, Great Britain actively engaged in assassination of political opponents in those colonies, Mexican Government aiding and abetting the exportation of drugs in violation of international law, N. Vietnam repeatedly invading and attacking S. Vietnam in violation of repeated peace agreements —

    The examples of of the complexities of claims are enough to acknowledge that Israel is not alone. And the matter of adjudicating “behaviors” so as to constitute a “rogue state” troublesome. The US alone in the last twenty years: Iraq, Afghanistan (a very thin reed for invasion), Libya, Syria, inciting violence in the Ukraine – a full scale revolution, support if not active bombardment in Yemen, Niger (though uranium reserves are vital to protect) — I don’t see much work by the international community to hold the US up as a rogue state.

  160. Well, yeah, Hibernian, that’s DIA. They don’t have the DCI’s get-out-of-jail-free card. DIA is what became of the legislative intent of the Central Intelligence Agency Act, after CIA turned into the covert civil/military command structure of the US. CIA is now run by a person implicated in the crime against humanity of systematic and widespread torture. Could there be any clearer demonstration of who’s in charge here?

    CIA has impunity. Trump’s ventriloquist is Bolton, whose sole job under Bush was keeping the word impunity out of the relevant sections of the Summit Outcome Document. So nobody gets too worked up about procedure. CIA can have FBI kill you, as with Ibragim Todashev; or they can get somebody else, from organized crime, military reserves, or they’ll just get another Hinckley from the shed at Saint Elizabeth’s.

  161. Fred762 says:

    Ross Perot was obviously funded to get us Bill Cliton..it worked as Perot drew off 19% of mostly Republican voters.

  162. anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @alexander

    I consider the “build the wall mandate” along the same intelligence level as a guy shooting himself in the face to get a fly off his nose.

    We live in the age of the idiot.

    If the USA wants to take meaningful steps on illegal immigration, the highest priority should not be building a stupid expensive wall, it should be in spending a tenth of that on enforcing existing immigration laws.

    there’s some truth here but if a wall only costs $25 billion, what’s the big problem?
    The “defense” budget is $700 billion per year and apparently illegal aliens cost this country about $110 billion per year – $25 billion one time for a wall is nothing

  163. Rurik says:
    @alexander

    Hey Alexander, and the others..

    The USA needs to make a decision to either put these people on the tax rolls (and have them pay their fair share) or DEPORT them from the country.

    This is the decision which MUST be made …and it should happen way before we start building a wall !

    the problem with deporting them is that they simply waltz back in.

    just do a search of ‘previously deported illegals’, and see what you find.

    http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/crimes-against-children/previously-deported-illegal-alien-wanted-for-raping-6-year-old-girl-in-delaware/

    https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-detainer-filed-against-honduran-national-accused-raping-child

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/illegal-immigrant-charged-in-new-york-with-vicious-rape-of-woman-police

    http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/rape/previously-deported-rapists-caught-re-entering-the-u-s/

    The stories are endless. And these guys are not going to be dissuaded from coming in by threats of E-verify, because they’ll just live on the fringes of society, stealing or begging or otherwise slithering in the cracks of society. Like they no-doubt do in their shithole home countries. Shitholes because of people exactly like them.

    They will come, threats of (laughably lenient) legal repercussions notwithstanding.

    Enforcing E-verify would be great, but you need the will of the political scum in DC to accomplish that, and those maggots (on both sides of the isle) are beholding to the ((donor)) class, which yes, also includes the Gentile scumfuck$ at the Chamber of Commerce.

    So The Wall is important not just for its symbolism, (which yes, unfortunately does create (misguided) sympathy for Israel’s genocidal crimes), but the unfortunate truth is that when you have a gaping chasms between two people’s lifestyles, (Western civilization in N. America vs. corrupt, economic shitholes in S. America and/or people being genocided by Jewish supremacists in Israel), the necessity of a wall (or fence or barrier of some kind), is a reality.

    As long as South America has shitholes of poverty, corruption and raging, blind fecundity, they’re going to want a pressure-release valve for their criminal class and economic migrants.

    Just as Israel will want to keep the Palestinians locked up in open-air concentration camps in order to crush them under a brutal iron fist of mind-numbingly cruel subjugation.

    The only similarities between the two are the necessity of a barrier, in the case of the US, for logical and sane reasons of safety, lifestyle and the Rule of Law. Whereas in the case of Israel, for reasons of genocide, theft, oppression and state-sponsored terror.

    If, though some miracle, the treasonous scum in DC, were to find the will to enforce existing laws, it would be an amazing thing, and that would help tremendously. But the ZUSA is Jewish supremacist occupied territory, and so that just ain’t gonna happen.

    Build the big, beautiful Wall.

  164. Rurik says:
    @Colin Wright

    Your argument, then, is that Israel’s sins are common and ordinary. I differ.

    you’re talking to a troll.

    ECI likes to dance and pirouette around with equivocative rhetorical flourish, but always comes down as an apologist for Zionism, however obliquely.

    It’s just a second-rate troll.

  165. @RobinG

    RobinG wrote: “The yellow vest thing is genius.”

    Above, agreed, RobinG.

    Fyi, in contrast, in my (“Homeland”) financially insecure Scranton government, conjoined with shameful accumulation of school district debt, & in contrast to the presumably awakened French, incredibly over taxed & insouciant locals cavort around streets sporting new tattoos, wearing “do rags,” display of car bumperstckers, “My daughter is Student of Month,” and shop @ Boscov’s, packing concealed “heat.”

    Re; your question, “Don’t the French dump their nuclear waste in the ocean?”
    My answer: I don’t know, but French government-operated ships might have tight budgets, and elect to dump such waste in the Atlantic, & for conscience sake, adopt Corporate ‘Merika’s bottom-line canard, “dilution is the solution to pollution.”

    Lastly, your inquiry: “Were you in the Army, or something, before you went to college in the 80′s? ‘Cause I thought you were older than that.”

    Am 66, drafted Army vet, worked Roadway Express Tannersville, Pa’s notorious break-bulk dock, for ten tough but (excessive) partying years, and started full-time as a weed smoking University of Scranton undergrad, 1982.

    Uh, by chance, RobinG, are you a H.R. manager & possibly looking for a guy with CDL, can manage an (eh-hem) “Escort” service, & someone qualified to operate an M-79, and respond to oil spills into the Gulf of Mexico. Fyi, once had an interesting blind date with Janis Joplin!

    If interested, let me know? Have curriculum vitae ready, and at least 4-5 people here at U.R. who might serve as references to my good “bad” ZUS political attitude. Thanks, & happy Advent!

  166. Wade says:
    @utu

    Yeah.. I think the media tried to overshadow this later with false allegations that Saddam Hussein had tried to assassinate GHW Bush. Remember when that story was being propagated at the expense of Ostrovsky, Pete McCloskey and Findley’s claims?

    • Replies: @utu
  167. Anonymous [AKA "syntaxing"] says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    Why is it that a denial of having received pieces of silver from these two particular countries is the first defence that comes out of your mouth – is that the way it works?

    That any one would actually pay for such clumsy English and sloppy ideas is hilarious.

    However, given that Israel and Saudi Arabia gave us bibi and MbS respectively, clearly there isn’t much of a talent pool available to them.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  168. @Anonymous

    Laughing.

    I am sure they have paid for less.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  169. JC says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    CNN certainly you mean ZNN..or ZPN zionist propaganda networt

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  170. Anonymous [AKA "americafirst"] says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    The United States has certainly paid and continues to pay considerably more for considerably less when it comes to Israel – a tiny client state that yields the U.S. no return.

    This is – as Phil Giraldi constantly illustrates – because of Israel’s tremendous lobbying and propaganda machine.

    Still, not all machines last forever.

  171. GHWB lied to the American people and got them into the first stupid war with Iraq. And he gave America his super terrible son, GWB, a war monger who took America to war so his family and friends could rake in massive profits. The US destroyed Iraq and wants to destroy Iran, two countries that never harmed the US. One subject the left and right can get together over. Conservative idiots have attacked the war criminal GHWB and his war criminal son GWB many times – Why miss an opportunity for joining together? Memory – that’s what is missing. GHWB gave us the trial run Iraq war with his lies about Iraqis killing babies in Kuwait. The Bush family profits from war with its huge investments in the Carlisle Group and other war mongering companies. GWB hired Dick Cheney of Halliburton to give us an even bigger war for bigger profits for these scum. All at the expense of the taxpayers. Pile of fake news here, old CIA Giraldi is warning us about false flags his team plans to pull because “Israeli lobbyists” will probably do it.

  172. To All U.R. Brothers & Sisters!

    Below, good news, of course given it’s not Fake News!

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/12/12/pompeo-humiliated-as-mike-calls-him-butt-boy-for-dictator/

    • Replies: @RobinG
  173. Ace says:
    @Sean

    What Western country has not gone stark raving mad? I find your narrow focus on Iran most odd. Unless importing millions of savage, hostile, parasitic Muslims and Africans strikes you as political wisdom . . . .

    Yes. Those nutty Iranians.

    • Replies: @Sean
  174. Moi says:
    @TimeTraveller

    The American way is to come protest, make speeches, sing some songs, and then go home.

    • Replies: @TimeTraveller
  175. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    That’s a rather creepy photograph. If one could read expressions, looks like Jared is a butt-boy for MbS.

    But is the text typical VT slop? Isn’t the quote from Mika, not Mike? Or was Mika quoting Mike? And if ‘butt-boy’ is homophobic, who cares? And the Jew I referred to is Bernard-Henri Lévy. So there.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  176. @utu

    Dear utu- I have been accused of many things, but never being a shill for Israhell. That’s a good one!

    Anyway, Trump has a mandate to build the wall. Building a wall was central to his campaign.

    America’s proposed wall is designed to keep additional millions of MesoAmerican immigrants from illegally entering the US.

    Tens of millions of Americans want this wall built and they believe that it will help stem the tide of illegal immigration. I agree with them. Why not simply redirect the billions of dollars that we give Israel each year to fund this sensible and popular barrier?

    In addition to building this defensive wall, existing immigration laws should be enforced. I couldn’t agree with you more. Unhappily, existing immigration laws have not been rigorously enforced since Pres. Eisenhower’s ‘Operation Wetback’ campaign some 60 years ago. Since then, America has changed. But the ongoing law-enforcement ‘failure’ involving illegal immigration is no accident. Many powerful people and institutions want our borders to remain porous and our immigration laws thwarted.

    Further, in case you haven’t noticed, deporting brown-skinned peoples in America is now deemed ‘racist’ by tens of millions of Americans, many of whom work in government agencies and for (((Big Media))). Thus existing immigration laws are routinely ignored if not sabotaged.

    But why are millions of Spanish-speaking citizens from nearby sovereign states coming to America?

    They’re here to sop-up free US goodies.

    (They are not here because they love the Gringo.)

    The US is rich, advanced, orderly, and civilized. They want a piece of our action. Does this surprise you?

    These Spanish-speaking gate-crashers want to reap the benefits of American civilization, including our technology and our dynamic prosperity; though they’ve contributed nothing to American achievement.

    But the US did not arise by accident. Our culture is the unique and enviable product of European-derived peoples. We and our ancestors invented, settled,and created the United States. It took centuries.

    Unlike the Palestinians who have been dispossessed of the land in which they were born, the MesoAmerican invaders sneaking entry into the US are already citizens in their own sovereign states. They and their ancestors never lived inside Estados Unidos.

    Unlike the Palestinians in and around Israel, these Hispanic immigrants have no ancestral claim to America. That right belongs to the descents indigenous tribes such as the Apache, the Chumash, the Cherokee, the Navajo, etc. But the modern descendents of the Mayan or the Spanish or the Aztecs (who were born in Mexico and Central America) do not in any way qualify. Sorry kids. Time to go home.

    But let’s also be realistic: apprehending and deporting over ten million Hispanics who live in the US illegally is not going to happen short of a civil war. OK, sure. We can try. And we should. But let’s build the wall, too. Good fences make good neighbors.

    • Replies: @anon
  177. @RobinG

    VT is not a reliable source for anything.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @ChuckOrloski
  178. RobinG says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Agreed.

    Lucy Komisar recommended this, so I’m gonna plop it here ….

    Discerning Vladimir Putin
    by Patrick Lawrence
    https://raritanquarterly.rutgers.edu/38-1-lawrence

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  179. Mr. Geraldi, this article provokes in me a need to call attention to the fact that our MSM media are owned by Jews which by birth makes them Israeli citizens, or at least dual citizens. As such, there is good reason for a sitting President, or congressman to declare the owners, and their entities, enemies of the state. As the President is constitutionally solely responsible for foreign policy he has every right to make such a declaration and strip control of the media from them. This is of course a simplification of a complicated problem, but the problem is such a serious one it should not be over looked. Until someone like Trump steps up as JFK did, and talks directly to the people, and asks us for our support and protection it is only going to get worse, thus harder to do. Our Republic has suffered too long. Now it’s time to act.

  180. utu says:
    @Wade

    Yes, I think you are right.

  181. ” As such, there is good reason for a sitting President, or congressman to declare the owners, and their entities, enemies of the state. As the President is constitutionally solely responsible for foreign policy he has every right to make such a declaration and strip control of the media from them. ”

    All my best with this. I am not sure you are aware of where the president rests in regard to Israel. The media could sit up do a 180 about their support for nearly anything Israel does and this president would still support anything that Israel does. This is not about the press. This about years of pressure and outright support for Jews, regardless of what they seem to engage in. And this president is no different. Even evangelicals holding the superior faith, according to scripture will amend, and shred the very scripture they hold sacred to support Israel.

    It’s very strange. It is so intense I wonder if I am inviting hell not to be on board — but there’s nothing in the pages of the Bible that demands i condone anything and everything a jew nor the state of Israel does.

    But hearkening to the president for a fair and objective hearing is probably out of the question.

    Best fortunes with that.

  182. @RobinG

    Thanks – this is excellent. Well worth reading!

  183. chris says:
    @APilgrim

    Interesting collection of completely unrelated facts to the point I was making, but ok! Good on you.

    Regarding your last point about HW not having any support on Election Day, HW also accused the Fed raising interest rates to undermine him, that and Phil’s article probably played an important role in the outcome you described.

  184. @Philip Giraldi

    Hey Phil!

    I relish your gifts and am comfortable deferring to your judgement: “VT is not a reliable source for anything.”

    Nonetheless, linked below, VT was one web site who apparently stood with you during the awful TAC “firing” episode.

    In additionally, VT’s posting of Brother Nathanael’s take on candidate Trump’s talent for pulling-off financial fraud was for me… educational.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/10/03/former-cia-officer-philip-giraldi-got-fired-for-exposing-warmongers-and-ethnic-cleansers/

    Thanks and again, happy Advent!

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  185. @ChuckOrloski

    Sorry Chuck but most of their headline stories are complete fabrications. Sure, sometimes they get things right but it is more accidental than deliberate.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  186. @Philip Giraldi

    Will intensify my suspicion regarding VT, Phil, but I insist Jonas Alexis wrote the best “intentional” article on your shameful TAC firing that I ever read.

    Just wish I could get handle upon a/the motive(s) for VT’s weird “fabrications,” but then such finding might make me eligible for a promotion into peddling daily newspapers for Scranton’s Times-Tribune.

    Thank you!

    P.S.: I suggest the larger Jewish Corporate Media & some web site “fabrications” are those which result in war-crimes, & are apt to be easier to detect; for the bigger the “fabrication,” the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive. (Uh, I give special thanks to Conan Doyle’s Sherlock for this comment’s anecdote)

  187. Am on Scranton’s broken road-infrastructure quite a lot and I regularly listen to NPR. Below, Mr. Ferro stated a truthful “Homeland” no-no, and paid price!

    https://www.npr.org/2018/12/12/675961765/tribune-tronc-and-beyond-a-slur-a-secret-payout-and-a-looming-sale

  188. Daniel says:

    George H.W. Bush was not a patriot. Sorry, Phil.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  189. @Daniel

    Courteous & forthright, Daniel said: “Sorry, Phil.”

    Above, right back at ‘ya, Daniel!

    Nonetheless, Philip Giraldi is one helluva U.R. treasure who takes time to read comments, consider, and offers thoughtful replies to even “anonymous” blokes!

    Others, for example, C.J. Hopkins, would never “stoop” to do such.

    Am idealistic, Daniel, and sense “good” would result by my calming down at times & realize P.G. (pricelessly) interacts with article commenters.

    Am probably the greatest “sinner” (iconoclast?) here; a dumb goyim ex-Family Guy who stupidly bites-the-hand that dispenses knowledge.

    Thanks, Daniel.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  190. Sean says:
    @Ace

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93United_States_relations

    The U.S. helped Iran create its nuclear program starting in 1957 by providing Iran its first nuclear reactor and nuclear fuel, and after 1967 by providing Iran with weapons grade enriched uranium.[51][52] Iran’s nuclear program was launched in the 1950s with the help of the United States as part of the Atoms for Peace program.[53] The participation of the United States and Western European governments in Iran’s nuclear program continued until the 1979 Iranian Revolution that toppled the last Shah of Iran.[54]

  191. Ace says:
    @RadicalCenter

    His analyses are insightful and he is fearless. Just doing his street evangelism takes courage. I admire a man who cuts his own path through the woods.

    On who might perceive him as a loon, well, the corollary to that is whom do such people consider normal? In my experience it’s been normal-looking people who were the weasels and the gutless.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  192. Obviously Con. Finley and Sen. Stevenson III weren’t mentioned –in the piece– because they are still very much with us at 97 and 88! But I don’t think either would mind if when their time comes their difficulties with Israel are mentioned (not deleted).

    * On a side note I will say that I had no problem with the glorification of G.H.W.Bush. It’s what the family wanted… so be it. Not much of it rang true to anyone who has done the commensurate reading.

    Bush –along with Bob Dole– was the very last holdout for Nixon on Watergate. The “October surprise” theories have always been fascinating and pretty much kept in check. We have found that Bush’s “out of the loop” comment with regard to Iran/Contra, was not true. Jon Meacham was Bush’s “official” biographer and did what was expected of him. Yes, people attest that he was a very nice man. But to understand what kind of political career he had, look into it with a slightly less jaundiced view.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  193. @ChuckOrloski

    Thanks Chuck! I am linking to a piece that I did that appeared today on the Strategic Culture Foundation site and would be interested in your views and those of others here on unz.com regarding what it suggests!
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/12/13/war-against-globalism.html

    • Replies: @Rurik
  194. Good Morning, Phil.

    Tried accessing the strategic-culture link and could not. Any suggestion?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  195. @ChuckOrloski

    It’s also on FB – go there and use the link, which I just tested and is working. But the link I used in my comment to you also appears to be working….

    • Replies: @RobinG
  196. Sparkon says:
    @Mark James

    The “October surprise” theories have always been fascinating and pretty much kept in check.

    And now, Checkmate!

    The testimonial and documentary evidence that Reagan’s team did engage in a secret operation to prevent Carter’s October Surprise is now almost as overwhelming as the proof of the 1968 affair regarding Nixon’s Paris peace talk maneuver.

    That evidence indicates that Reagan’s campaign director William Casey organized a clandestine effort to prevent the hostages’ release before Election Day, after apparently consulting with Nixon and Kissinger and aided by former CIA Director George H.W. Bush, who was Reagan’s vice presidential running mate.

    By early November 1980, the public’s obsession with Iran’s humiliation of the United States and Carter’s inability to free the hostages helped turn a narrow race into a Reagan landslide. When the hostages were finally let go immediately after Reagan’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 1981, his supporters cited the timing to claim that the Iranians had finally relented out of fear of Reagan.

    Bolstered by his image as a tough guy, Reagan enacted much of his right-wing agenda, including passing massive tax cuts benefiting the wealthy, weakening unions and creating the circumstances for the rapid erosion of the Great American Middle Class.

    The Modern History of ‘Rigged’ US Election by Robert Parry

    Reagan’s election was as bad for America as JFK’s assassination, or possibly even worse. There is circumstantial evidence that George Herbert Walker Bush was involved in both.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  197. Rurik says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    others here on unz.com regarding what it suggests!

    from the article:

    Government itself is becoming the enemy.

    It has always been the enemy, at least for the last hundred years, as Westerners were marched off to die in zio-World Wars intended to slaughter off as many Westerners (anti-Semites) as possible. All orchestrated by Rothschild and his throngs of willing executioners in Western governments.

    Today ((they’ve)) taken a new tack, and instead of having white Gentiles slaughter each other en masse in the cities of Europe, (which they’re still tying in places like Ukraine), they’ve decided that the best way to destroy Western civilization and its people, is to drown them in a sea of non-Westerners. And thereby create a strife-ridden Hell on Earth for the doomed citizens of those formerly white and safe and pleasant places to live and raise a family. (check out today’s picture on Bing)

    We are in an existential battle for the continued existence of the West.

    Who believes for one second that the new government of South Africa is going to preserve the Western lifestyle that they inherited, when we all know those people’s lives are going to be plunged into the abyss. To the cheers of the globalists. (Think Barbara Spectre, George Soros, and all the rest of the termites))). Does anyone doubt for one second that the people who were most giddy over the terror attack in France at a ‘Christmas market’, are the same (((people))) demanding open migrations?

    And of course their legions of whores in government and media. Like the treasonous scum in the Belgian government.

    One website got it right with this juxtaposition of ‘yellow vest protesters in France

    vs, the globalist / zionist cuck

    this is my favorite image from the yellow vest protests, and really makes the point well.

    When I wake up one day and read on Drudge that Macron’s limp body was found hanging from Pont Neuf with a sign that reads ‘traitor’, then I’ll have hope for the West.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  198. @Rurik

    Knowledgeable, Rurik noted: “To the cheers of the globalists. (Think Barbara Spectre, George Soros, and all the rest of the termites))).”
    Hey Rurik!

    Regarding sentence above, President Trump deserves outing! Since step toward globalism was undertaken by President Reagan’s GATT, ‘Merika’s been prohibited from having anything but a Zio-globalist, NWO president.

    Failed to obtain a You Tube video which might display Trump’s international-business pal, Anthony Scaramucci’s address to a January 2017 (globalist-infested) Davos assembly.

    Fyi, “Mooch assured the elite gathering that “Donald Trump is globalist’s last hope” for successful completion of its totalitarian anti-national goals.

    Given my low tech capability i-phone, I am irked by the inability to access P.G.’s comment linked on globalism which was treacherously IMPOSED upon trusting Americans who were subject to their undemocratic government’s blatant lie about globalism’s beautiful “inevitability” and a phony promise to (dumb goyim) American-workers that they will be soon able to let foreigners do the lifting work & they could instead use their “brains.” (zzZigh)

    Regrettably, Rurik, President Trump is a Zionist/Globalist, & he was adaptively repackaged as a MAGA swinger, “Family Guy” populist, & he’s hazardously willing to go to WW 3 in order to globalize the planet, according to Israel’s (central) hegemonic script, interests.

    Happy Advent, Brother Rurik!

  199. Rurik says:

    Regarding sentence above, President Trump deserves outing!

    Hello Brother Chuck!

    I’m well aware of your opinion of Trump, but please consider..

    We are still *not* at war with Iran or Russia or anyone new. All Trump has done is allowed the MIC/Zios to continue to profit off the wars Trump inherited, and he has even wound down the US participation in Syria. At least to the point that Syria has been able to declare victory over the head-slicing orcs!

    That’s no small feat Chuck, when as we all know “Assad has to go!’ was the mantra of the gorgon war hag.

    So even as I watch with disgust as Trump pardons a snake like that swindler in Iowa

    https://www.darkmoon.me/2017/trump-pardons-racist-criminal-jewish-fanatic/

    I also see Original Intent judges and justices being appointed to the federal courts

    I see the ((MSM)) going apoplectic over Trump, and that gives me goose bumps of joy!

    The more they pull their hair out, the bigger my inner smile.

    It is a very mixed bag to be sure, but just the fact that we have no war with Iran, at the moment, is one reason to be relieved the war hag isn’t in the White House. No?

    And a very happy Yule to you! Brother Chuck!

    • Replies: @anon
    , @RobinG
    , @ChuckOrloski
  200. RobinG says:
    @Sparkon

    Thanks for highlighting Bob Parry’s report.

    By early November 1980, the public’s obsession with Iran’s humiliation of the United States …

    This supports my assertion that a hefty percentage of US attitude towards Iran, perhaps more than control of resources or subservience to Israel Lobby, is simple spite.

  201. chris says:
    @gsjackson

    my point is that using the State as your sledge hammer to bottle up competition is always a very bad idea. The problem will always be, what happens when the other side starts wielding the hammer?

    It’s a much better idea to destroy the hammer !

  202. anon[932] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    from the link:

    For Trump’s very first criminal commutation, I reprise my 2008 article Jews Must Face Dark Side of Judaism. Journalism professor Stephen Bloom was a typical American Jewish liberal who wanted to explore his Jewish roots by joining the Chabad colony in Postville IA. He found that for its most ardent followers, Judaism is about hatred and exploitation of non-Jews. He learns that Jews are unwittingly connected to a satanic conspiracy against God and man, and this is the real cause of anti-semitism. Think Communism.

    Bloom: “They wanted nothing to do with their Christian neighbors. They were there to make money and the non-Jews (goyim) were barely distinct from the cattle on their assembly line.”

  203. RobinG says:
    @Rurik

    …. he has even wound down the US participation in Syria…

    Are you not aware that US now has [12] permanent bases (including fast-food outlets) and 2 airstrips in Syria, east of the Euphrates? Or maybe more is less for you, in nuspeak fashion.

    On the rest, I’m still pulling for the guy, and if the Dems continue on current path, may even pull for him in 2020..

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  204. @Rurik

    Brother Rurik wrote: “That’s no small feat Chuck, when as we all know “Assad has to go!’ was the mantra of the gorgon war hag.”

    Looks like you & I replay another round of contrasting opinions upon the “hag’s” (HRC) and Trump’s uh, independence (?) from Israeli needs & desires in both the M.E. and Russia.

    Frankly, I only saw more “Gotta’ get Russia” vitriolic campaign (2016) talk from the mutually committed Zionists, the “hag” than from Trump.

    I recall Zionist Western powers, UK and France and the Trump administration were
    gung-ho to run President Assad out of Damascus until cooler heads noted the mighty Russian military obstacle.

    Had President Putin played nicey-nice Russian Jew oligarch & complied…,
    Syria (and Lebanon and Iran!) would have, by now, gotten the vintage 2003 (‘Liberation”) Shock & Awe therapy, and the Tel Aviv/D.C. Spin Machine would be obsessing on immediate need for a “surge.”

    Rurik — don’t matter if Trump financially backed Sheldon Adelson for ZUSA president and he happened to fucking “win.” The Joint Chief of Staff & M.I.C. really dig fighting wars for Israeli hegemony in the M.E., but they wisely hesitate when a nuclear Superpower-opponent can hit back, “high energy, big time,” as now statesman (?) Trump might say.

    Regrettably, the Jews will persevere to get their planned-wars up & operational, and it matters zilch, even if one day, it becomes, er, President Pocahontas Liz (Jewish Lobby Reservation/ D.) whose leading the abominable charge.

    Will likely resume this in 2019, Brother Rurik, perhaps when Trump resigns and hands the Zio torch to Pence!

  205. RobinG says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    UKRAINE ADMITS OFFICIALS MEDDLED IN US ELECTION
    (to benefit Clinton and the DNC)

    Killary and the Ukies hope this puts a lid on it, but it’s solid fuel stoking Lee’s fire. This may be too complex for the casual observer, so they may not get the significance. This short clip is packed with unfamiliar names and dates that TPTB want to ignore. It’s up to us to keep this burning. And onward to #BrowderCon.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNo_jfKCy-g&feature=youtu.be
    Ukraine admits officials meddled in US election

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  206. @RobinG

    Hey RobinG and Rurik, and uh…, anybody!

    Something very weird is going on now!

    Fyi, and as you all are likely aware, Arch-Zionist Senator Lindsey Graham appears to want to throw Saudi Arabia under-the-bus for the Kashoggi murder and KSA’s barbaric (Trump administration-backed) criminal assault on Yemen.

    Was going to link an interesting VT article on this matter, but figured, & given the web site’s record of running unnecessary “fabrications,” it’s best for me to not do so.

    Thanks!

    • Replies: @RobinG
  207. @RobinG

    Hopeful, enthusiastic, RobinG wrote: “And onward to #BrowderCon.”

    Browder reached untouchable sanctuary like did the “Dancing Israelis.”

    • Replies: @geokat62
  208. anon[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @mark green

    good post

    a one time $25 billion for a wall is chump change compared to $700 billion year after year after year on “defense”

  209. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    One delightful thing about VT is the photos they find to generously illustrate their articles, such as your cite of Jared Kushner impersonating an AI sex robot. Some dark humor can make the news almost palatable.

    “Two peas in a pod”
    Jared butt-boy Kushner and MbS. Can someone make a meme of this?
    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/12/12/pompeo-humiliated-as-mike-calls-him-butt-boy-for-dictator/

    And yes, I do think the US is getting reamed. But by our own Deep State, mostly. So bend over, Jared, and take one for (((your))) team.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  210. geokat62 says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Hey, Chuck. Looks like the story you first posted that The Weekly Standard is closing down is actually true:

    The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

    The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, its owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday morning. The magazine will publish its final issue on December 17.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/media/weekly-standard-end/index.html

    This is a cause for celebration. You can be sure I’ll be drinking a toast to the demise of this neocon rag this New Year’s Eve.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  211. @geokat62

    Joy to “demise of neocon rag” right back at ‘ya, geo!

    Fyi, below is linked The Saker’s Man ‘o Year, American dissidents, and a great poem by Bobby Sands.

    https://thesaker.is/saker-2018-man-of-the-year-the-american-dissidents/

    Understand commenters like Sam Shama and Incitatus would brand me an “ass kisser,” (fuck them & the horses they rode into U.R. on!) but had I made such a list, there would be key additions, including Philip Giraldi’s name, and even Ray McGovern, who got tackled by Capitol Police for trying to get Gina Haspel to fuss up regarding her CIA management-role in torturing what’s popularly known today as “bad hombres.”

    Thanks, geo.

    • Agree: geokat62
  212. @RobinG

    RobinG decided to light one candle instead of cursing the VT darkness, and wrote: “Some dark humor can make the news almost palatable.”

    Amen, RobinG!

  213. geokat62 says:

    Got to catch RamzyPaul’s latest vid. He nearly blows a gasket over an 18 year old college student who is facing up to 4 years in prison for posting some “hate” posters on campus on the last day of Hanukkah:

    Mel Brooks Poster? Felony Hate Crime.

    A young man was charged with a felony hate crime for putting up a Mel Brook’s comedy poster from the 1967 movie The Producers.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  214. geokat62 says:

    A bet on Donald Trump for president may have seemed risky two years ago. But for billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, the payout has been spectacular.

    The 85-year-old and his wife Miriam gave $82 million to Republicans and candidate Trump in 2016, and within two years watched their man execute two major Adelson asks: moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

    This was accomplished in consultation with Adelson comprador John Bolton, who in December 2016 promised members of the American Friends of Beit El that Trump would not only move the embassy—declaring Jerusalem the true capital of Israel—but that he would not oppose any Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank territories. Adelson is also credited with opening the door for Bolton’s appointment to national security adviser in March.

    Meanwhile, Adelson has enjoyed a direct line to Trump, speaking with him in person and on the phone at least once a month. Most recently Adelson was able to convince the president to cut off U.S. aid to Palestinian refugees living in crowded, dirty, and unrelentingly hopeless refugee camps outside Israel. Around the same time, Trump withdrew $25 million in assistance from impoverished East Jerusalem hospitals that also serve Palestinian cancer patients allowed in from the West Bank and Gaza for treatment.

    Of course, Adelson’s pro-Zionist agenda, which includes expanding the settlements as far as they can go—most recently pouring his money into a huge new Israeli medical university on one of those settlements—is in sync with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party. It’s been a great year for all involved.

    And why not? For the first time in recent presidential history, there is no pretense of peace with the Arabs. Trump’s endorsement of a two-state solution at the recent United Nations General Assembly in September may have appeared hopeful, but it was as lame as it was patronizing. “I like [a] two-state solution,” Trump offered spontaneously, posing for smiling photographs with Netanyahu. “That’s what I think works best. That’s my feeling.”’

    https://www.davidicke.com/article/511292/sheldon-adelson-far-right-israel-hits-jackpot

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  215. @geokat62

    Hey geokat!

    Am delighted you brought forward David Icke’s strong case & sound judgement on Trump’s unprecedented “Israel First,” totally un-American foreign policy presidency.

    Fyi, Donald Trump’s publicly open Adelson/Netanyahu obedience surpassed even that of the giddy GWOT “War President,” George W. Bush.

    Poor, poor pitiful Donald.

    Thanks, my Brother!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  216. @ChuckOrloski

    Hey geo!

    Please watch below Brother Nathanael’s being profound & not in synch with P.M. Netanyahu?

    • Replies: @geokat62
  217. geokat62 says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    No doubt about it, Chuck. Brother Nathanael is the real deal, a truth teller of the highest order.

    Further to my post on DT being Shelly Adelson’s puppet, take a gander at another Shabbos Goy paying homage to the puppet master’s spouse as the puppet master himself approvingly witnesses this cringeworthy display of fealty:

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  218. @geokat62

    (yuck!). How low can Rudy go?

    Given choice, I’d much rather kiss the paw of a female baboon in-heat!

    • Replies: @Sparkon
    , @Philip Giraldi
  219. The visible political theater is middle management anyway. No empire is monolithic and has various people and lobbies. Yanks are the latest and last in the demonstration. Just walk away from evil, stop voting, take off the camo, be a human being. These collectivist mantles we wear and swap are opiates… we all die in the end, turn to dirt, and the planet forgets us.

  220. Sparkon says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    (yuck!). How low can Rudy go?

    We’ve already seen how low when Rudy orchestrated destruction of evidence at the WTC crime scene. That’s pretty low, eh?

    Now, under Philip Giraldi’s article about George H.W. Bush, most here want to talk about something else.

    ‘Odd that.

    You know, there is a downside to making shady deals — like that struck by Bush, Casey, Gates and Reagan with the Iranians in October 1980 to delay release of the hostages until after the election in return for illegal arms — all the more so since the Israelis were party to the transactions.

    The United States opened itself to blackmail by adversaries¹ who might reveal the secret arms sales and who, according to North, threatened to kill the hostages if the sales stopped.

    ‘Secrecy, Deception, Disdain’ Ruled Iran-Contra Policies

    Please note that Bush’s name does not appear even once in this long document.

    The Washington Post
    Democracy Dies in Darkness
    REAGAN ACKNOWLEDGES ARMS-FOR-HOSTAGES SWAP

    By Lou Cannon
    March 5, 1987

    President Reagan acknowledged last night in a nationally televised speech that he had traded U.S. arms for American hostages …

    On numerous occasions, George H.W. Bush angrily denied any role in Iran-Contra, claiming that he was not “in the loop,” but wasn’t that just another Bush lie?

    Hamilton also told me that he was unaware of another confirmation of Casey’s Madrid trip that was contained in a report from Russian intelligence that was sent to Hamilton in early 1993.

    In that report, which was apparently never delivered to Hamilton, the Russians corroborated another key October Surprise claim: that Casey (who later became Reagan’s CIA director), former CIA Director George H.W. Bush and senior CIA officer Robert Gates were among a group of Americans meeting with Iranians in Paris in October 1980.

    A CIA Hand in an American ‘Coup’? by Robert Parry

    ¹ Or by alleged friends like Israel or the UK.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  221. @ChuckOrloski

    Great picture! I have used it in my article coming up on Tuesday!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  222. @Philip Giraldi

    Hey Phil!

    Fyi, am low tech, do not do “picture.” Looks like Brother George ought be congratulated for linking the pic you plan to use! As always, am looking forward to your coming Tuesday article. Thank you!

    Additional broken Scranton greetings to Sparkon!

    Never read Robert Parry’s “A CIA hand in an American coup, and I so appreciate your entire “iskra” comment.

    To date, am convinced GHW Bush met with Iranians in 1980 and remain disappointed how Iranian (Shia?) officials dealt with “Great Satan” reps.

    Figured they’d know better, but maybe the Reagan administration’s Zio-Lowerarchy cut a deal with the Islamic Revolution’s negotiating team & which amounted to a throwaway agreement to stay neutral in the coming war with CIA-Saddam’s Iraq over what bordering country shall control the critical Shattl al-Arab.

    Uh…, post-Desert Storm, GHW Bush’s vaunted Coalition “turkey shoot” * victory, the vital Persian Gulf crude oil-passageway ownership became “secure” but costs upon global fuel consumers became “Texas Tea,” & for one (1) observable example, Western speculator’s predator-profit activities.

    Thanks very much, Sparkon.

    * “Turkey Shoot,” is a Gulf War One description offered by Patrick Buchanan.

  223. RobinG says:
    @Sparkon

    How Hillary’s minions conspired with foreign power –
    The difference between Wikileaks and CNN is clear on Ukraine-DNC election collusion

    https://medium.com/@stranahan/the-difference-between-wikileaks-and-cnn-is-clear-on-ukraine-dnc-election-collusion-bc5208776d38

    “Over the weekend, Wikileaks tweeted about how CNN had reported last year a denial by the Democratic National Committee and Hilary Clinton officials of illegal election collusion between the DNC and the government of Ukraine during the .. election. CNN’s conduct is a textbook example of smothering a story and leaving out relevant facts.”

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  224. RobinG says:

    Levity.

    Donald Trump is Finished | Super Deluxe Super Cuts

    And now Cohen and Butina are nothingburgers, lol.

  225. Anonymous [AKA "monkshood"] says:
    @DESERT FOX

    that is why state alternative currencies are indispensable.

  226. @RobinG

    Hi RobinG!

    Hillary’s conspiring “minions” are bush- league when compared with how (for centuries) Jews conspired and played Empires against one another. Below, fyr, is a present example of how such deception continues.

    https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/US-Navy-may-stop-docking-in-Haifa-after-Chinese-take-over-port-574414

    Thanks for all your good work & happy Advent!

    • Replies: @RobinG
  227. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Huuuge article by Bernard — — — Dec. 15, 2018, “The British government financed Integrity Initiative is tasked with spreading anti-Russian propaganda and thereby with influencing the public, military and governments of a number of countries. What follows is an contextual analysis of the third batch of the Initiative’s internal papers which were dumped by an anonymous yesterday.”

    The ‘Integrity Initiative’ – A Military Intelligence Operation, Disguised As Charity, To Create The “Russian Threat”
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/12/the-strange-mind-of-christopher-nigel-donnelly.html#more

    Lots of great music for advent. Last week, Bach’s Magnificat by our Chancel Choir and a 20 piece orchestra. Transporting! ….. Making any resolutions?

    “Don’t criticize or judge other people —regard everyone else as an angel,
    justify their mistakes and weaknesses,and condemn only yourself as the
    worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life.”

    – Father Seraphim Rose –

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @anon
  228. @RobinG

    Me, RobinG? Resolutions? Hm.

    Get my life back. Fyi, have Post-loved one Painkiller Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

    Would love to listen to the Chancel Choir & orchestra. Thanks & Happy Advent!

  229. anon[398] • Disclaimer says:
    @RobinG

    “Don’t criticize or judge other people —regard everyone else as an angel, justify their mistakes and weaknesses, and condemn only yourself as the worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life.”

    – Father Seraphim Rose –

    i went down this road because i had very low self-esteem

    unless your goal is to become a doormat, its a dead end

    • Replies: @APilgrim
  230. APilgrim says:
    @anon

    Screw Father Seraphim Rose.

    Such drivel has no place in the conduct of nations, politics and/or economics.

    And serves little purpose in religion or personal meditation.

  231. APilgrim says:

    President Trump has CLEARLY learned the few beneficial lessons of GHWB.

    1) Don’t SCREW your political base, which cost GHWB his job.
    2) Do charge allies for foreign military adventures, as GHWB did in Gulf War 1.

    Trump has only SCREWED up, with a Bump-Stock-Ban. “Shall NOT be infringed.”

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