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They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic set off his explosives among a group of citizens lining up outside a government office to register to vote in upcoming elections. At least 57 people died, including 22 women and eight children. ISIS’s branch in Afghanistan proudly took responsibility for that callous act — but one not perhaps quite as callous as the ISIS suicide bomber who, in August 2016, took out a Kurdish wedding in Turkey, missing the bride and groom but killing at least 54 people and wounding another 66. Twenty-two of the dead or injured were children and the bomber may even have been a child himself.

Such acts are extreme, which by definition makes the people who commit them extremists. The same is true of those like the “caliph” of the now-decimated Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who order, encourage, or provide the ideological framework for such acts — a judgment few in this country (or most other places on the planet) would be likely to dispute. In this century, from Kabul to Baghdad, Paris to San Bernardino, such extreme acts of indiscriminate civilian slaughter have only multiplied. Though relatively commonplace, each time such a slaughter occurs, it remains an event of horror and is treated as such in the media. If committed by Islamists against Americans or Europeans, suicide attacks of this sort are given 24/7 coverage here, often for days at a time.

And keep in mind that such extreme acts aren’t just restricted to terror groups, their lone wolf followers, or even white nationalists and other crazed men in this country, armed to the teeth, who, in schools, workplaces, restaurants, and elsewhere, regularly wipe out groups of innocents. Take the recent charges that the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad used outlawed chemical weapons in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, that country’s capital, killing families and causing havoc. Whether that specific act proves to have been as advertised or not, there can be no question that the Assad regime has regularly slaughtered its own citizens with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, artillery barrages, and (sometimes Russian) air strikes, destroying neighborhoods, hospitals, schools, markets, you name it. All of this adds up to a set of extreme acts of the grimmest kind. And such acts could be multiplied across significant parts of the planet, ranging from the Myanmar military’s brutal ethnic-cleansing campaign against that country’s Rohingya minority to acts of state horror in places like South Sudan and the Congo. In this sense, our world certainly doesn’t lack either extreme thinking or the acts that go with it.

We here in the United States are, of course, eternally shocked by their extremism, their willingness to kill the innocent without compunction, particularly in the case of Islamist groups, from the 9/11 attacks to ISIS’s more recent slaughters.

However, one thing is, almost by definition, obvious. We are not a nation of extreme acts or extreme killers. Quite the opposite. Yes, we make mistakes. Yes, we sometimes kill. Yes, we sometimes even kill the innocent, however mistakenly. Yes, we are also exceptional, indispensable, and great (again), as so many politicians and presidents have been telling us for so many years now. And yes, you might even say that in one area we are extreme — in the value we put on American lives, especially military ones. The only thing this country and its leaders are not is extremist in the sense of an al-Qaeda or an ISIS, an Assad regime or a South Sudanese one. That goes without saying, which is why no one here ever thinks to say it.

Brides and Grooms in an Extreme World

Still, just for a moment, as a thought experiment, set aside that self-evident body of knowledge and briefly try to imagine our own particular, indispensable, exceptional version of extremity; that is, try to imagine ourselves as an extreme nation or even, to put it as extremely as possible, the ISIS of superpowers.

This subject came to my mind recently thanks to a story I noticed about another extreme wedding slaughter — this one not by ISIS but thanks to a Saudi “double-tap” airstrike on a wedding in Yemen, first on the groom’s party, then on the bride’s. The bride and possibly the groom died along with 31 other wedding goers (including children). And keep in mind that this wasn’t the first or most devastating Saudi attack on a wedding in the course of its brutal air war in Yemen since 2015.

To take out a wedding, even in wartime, is — I think you could find general agreement on this — an extreme act. Two weddings? More so. And nowhere near the war’s battle lines? More so yet. Of course, given the nature of the Saudi regime, it could easily be counted as another of the extreme governments on this planet. But remember one thing when it comes to that recent wedding slaughter, another country has backed the Saudi royals to the hilt in their war in Yemen: the United States. Washington has supported the Saudi war effort in just about every way imaginable — from refueling their planes in mid-air to providing targeting intelligence to selling them billions of dollars of weaponry and munitions of every sort (including cluster bombs) used in that war. This was true in the Obama years and is, if anything, doubly so at a moment when President Trump has put so much energy and attention into plying the Saudis with arms. So tell me, given that the staggering suffering of civilians in Yemen is common knowledge, shouldn’t our support for the Saudi air war be considered an extreme policy?

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Keep in mind as well that, between December 29, 2001, when U.S. B-52 and B-1B bombers killed more than 100 revelers at a wedding in a village in eastern Afghanistan, and December 2013 when a CIA drone took out a… yep… Yemeni wedding party, U.S. air power wiped out all or parts of at least eight weddings, including brides, grooms, and even musicians, killing and wounding hundreds of participants in three countries (and only apologizing in a single case). The troops of present Secretary of Defense James Mattis, when he was commanding the 1st Marine Division in Iraq in 2004, were responsible for one of those slaughters. It took place in Western Iraq and was the incident in which those musicians died, as reportedly did 14 children. When asked about it at the time, Mattis responded: “How many people go to the middle of the desert… to hold a wedding 80 miles from the nearest civilization?” And that response was no more callous or extreme than the New York Daily News’s front-page headline, so many years later, for that U.S. drone strike in Yemen: “Bride and Boom!”

Imagine, for a moment, that a wedding party in some rural part of the United States had been wiped out by a foreign air strike and an Iraqi insurgent leader had responded as Mattis did or an Iraqi paper had used some version of the News’s headline. I don’t think it’s hard to conjure up what the reaction might have been here. Add another little fact to this: to the best of my knowledge, TomDispatch was the only media outlet that tried to keep a record of those American wedding slaughters; otherwise they were quickly forgotten in this country. So tell me, doesn’t that have a feeling of extremity and of remarkable callousness to it? Certainly, if those massacres had been the acts of al-Qaeda or ISIS and American brides, grooms, musicians, and children had been among the dead, there’s no doubt what we would be saying about them 24/7.

A New Kind of Death Cult?

Now, for a moment, let’s consider the possible extremism of Washington in a more organized way. Here, then, is my six-category rundown of what I would call American extremity on a global scale:

Garrisoning the globe: The U.S. has an estimated 800 or so military bases or garrisons, ranging from the size of American small towns to tiny outposts, across the planet. They exist almost everywhere — Europe, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America — except in countries that are considered American foes (and given the infamous Guantánamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba, there’s even an exception to that). At the moment, Great Britain and France still have small numbers of bases, largely left over from their imperial pasts; that rising great power rival China officially has one global garrison, a naval base in Djibouti in the horn of Africa (near an American base there, one of its growing collection of outposts on that continent), which much worries American war planners, and a naval base, in the process of being built, in Gwadar, Pakistan; that other great power rival, Russia, still has several bases in countries that were once part of the Soviet Union, and a single naval base in Syria (which similarly disturbs American military planners). The United States, as I said, has at least 800 of them, a number that puts in the shade the global garrisons of any other great power in history, and to go with them, more than 450,000 military personnel stationed outside its borders. It shouldn’t be surprising then that, like no other power in history, it has divided the world — every bit of it — as if slicing a pie, into six military commands; that’s six commands for every inch of the globe (and another two for space and cyberspace). Might all of this not be considered just a tad extreme?

Funding the military: The U.S. puts approximately a trillion dollars annually in taxpayer funds into its military, its 17 intelligence agencies, and what’s now called “homeland security.” Its national security budget is larger than those of the next eight countries combined and still rising yearly, though most politicians agree and many regularly insist that the U.S. military has been badly underfunded in these years, left in a state of disrepair, and needs to be “rebuilt.” Now, honestly, don’t you think that qualifies as both exceptional in the most literal sense and kind of extreme?

Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. That’s almost 17 years of invasions, occupations, air campaigns, drone strikes, special operations raids, naval air and missile attacks, and so much else, from the Philippines to Pakistan, Afghanistan to Syria, Libya to Niger. And in none of those places is such war making truly over. It goes without saying that there’s no other country on the planet making war in such a fashion or over anything like such a period of time. Americans were, for instance, deeply disturbed and ready to condemn Russia for sending its troops into neighboring Ukraine and occupying Crimea. That was considered an extreme act worthy of denunciations of the strongest sort. In this country, though, American-style war, despite invasions of countries thousands of miles away and the presidentially directed targeting of individuals across the globe for assassination by drone with next to no regard for national sovereignty is not considered extreme. Most of the time, in fact, it’s seldom thought about at all or even seriously debated. And yet, isn’t fighting unending wars across thousands of miles of the planet for almost 17 years without end, while making the president into a global assassin, just a tad extreme?

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Destroying cities: Can there be any question that, in the American mind, the most extreme act of this century was the destruction of those towers in New York City and part of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001, with the deaths of almost 3,000 unsuspecting, innocent civilians? That became the definition of an extreme act by a set of extremists. Consider, however, the American response. Across significant parts of the Middle East in the years since, the U.S. has had a major hand in destroying not just tower after tower, but city after city — Fallujah, Ramadi, and Mosul in Iraq, Raqqa in Syria, Sirte in Libya. One after another, parts or all of them were turned into literal rubble. A reported 20,000 munitions were dropped on Raqqa, the “capital” of the brief Islamic State, by U.S. and allied air power, leaving at least 1,400 civilians dead, and barely a building untouched or even standing (with the Trump administration intent on not providing funds for any kind of reconstruction). In these years, in response to the destruction in whole or part of a handful of buildings, the U.S. has destroyed (often with a helping hand from the Islamic State) whole cities, while filling the equivalent of tower after tower with dead and wounded civilians. Is there nothing extreme about that?

Displacing people: In the course of its wars, the U.S. has helped displace a record number of human beings since the last days of World War II. In Iraq alone, from the years of conflict that Washington set off with its invasion and occupation of 2003, vast numbers of people have been displaced, including in the ISIS era, 1.3 million children. In response to that reality, in “the homeland,” the man who became president in 2017 and the officials he appointed went to work to transform the very refugees we had such a hand in creating into terrifying bogeymen, potentially the most dangerous and extreme people on the planet, and then turned to the task of ensuring that none of them would ever arrive in this country. Doesn’t that seem like an extreme set of acts and responses?

Arming the planet (and its own citizens as well): In these years, as with defense spending, so with the selling of weaponry of almost every imaginable sort to other countries. U.S. weapons makers, aided and abetted by the government, have outpaced all possible competitors in global arms sales. In 2016, for instance, the U.S. took 58% of those sales, while between 2002-2016, Washington transferred weaponry to 167 countries, or more than 85% of the nations on the planet. Many of those arms, including cluster bombs, missiles, advanced jet planes, tanks, and munitions of almost every sort, went into planetary hot spots, especially the Middle East. At the same time, the citizens of the U.S. themselves have more arms per capita (often of a particularly lethal military sort) than the citizens of any other country on Earth. And appropriately enough under the circumstances, they commit more mass killings. When it comes to weaponry, then, wouldn’t you call that extreme on both a global and a domestic scale?

And that’s only to begin to plunge into the topic of American extremity. After all, we now have a president whose administration considers it perfectly normal, in fact a form of “deterrence policy,” to separate parents from even tiny children crossing our southern border or to cut food aid and raise the rent on poor Americans. We’re talking about a president with a cult-like following whose government is ideologically committed to wiping out environmental protections of every sort and pushing the further fossil fuelization of the country and the planet, even if it means the long-term destruction of the very environment that has nurtured humanity these last thousands of years.

Think of this perhaps as a new kind of death cult, which means that Donald Trump might be considered the superpower version of an Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. As with all such things, this particular cult did not come from nowhere, but from a land of growing extremity, a country that now, it seems, may be willing to preside over not just cities in ruin but a planet in ruin, too. Doesn’t that seem just a little extreme to you?

Tom Engelhardt is a co-founder of the American Empire Project and the author of The United States of Fear as well as a history of the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture. He is a fellow of the Nation Institute and runs TomDispatch.com. His latest book is Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World. His next book, A Nation Unmade by War (Dispatch Books), will be published later this month.

(Republished from TomDispatch by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate .

    Secondly the author of this article, obviously a typical hypocritical democrat , would most likely have no objections to the actions he so fervently condemns if they were to be effected by a democrat Potus.

    I can vividly recall, late sixties, the German anti-fa, anti-violence nutcases seeking contributions for weapons and equipment for the sandanistas.

    AJM

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    First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate .
     
    Dear moron

    People who live in the desert, hold their weddings in the desert .
    , @Tom Welsh
    "First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate".

    Only to those who do not know that many people live in deserts.
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  2. 76239 says:

    “First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate”

    Well, we are waiting?

    most likely have no objections to the actions he so fervently condemns if they were to be effected by a democrat Potus.

    “And yet, isn’t fighting unending wars across thousands of miles of the planet for almost 17 years without end, while making the president into a global assassin, just a tad extreme?”

    Do you even read the article before commenting?

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  3. All of these events are CIA/Mossad/MI6. All of them.

    From 9/11 to mass shootings, al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, white supremecists and even Antifa, all funded, trained by the state, with our tax dollars.

    Conspiracy FACT. Prove me wrong.

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    • Replies: @Anon

    From 9/11
     
    Carried out by muslims

    mass shootings
     
    Pulse -gay muslim
    San Bernardino- muslim husband and wife
    Bataclan- muslims
    Fort Hood massacre- Muslim

    al-Qaeda
     
    Muslim terrorist group

    ISIS
     
    Muslom terrorists

    Boko Haram
     
    Muslim terrorists / slave traders / child kidnappers/ rapists

    Janjaweed
     
    Muslim terrorists / ethnic cleansers/ rapists / slavers
    , @Realist

    Conspiracy FACT. Prove me wrong.
     
    That's not how it works....you have to prove yourself correct.
    , @Alfred
    Absolutely correct.

    The nonsense that Assad's army deliberately poisons its own people with chemical weapons is a well-known false-flag. How could he control his Syrian army if that went on? It is absolutely ridiculous.

    As for 9/11, it was an inside job - with many Israeli "students" laying the explosives in the THREE buildings at night over a period of months. The fact that no one lived in them and that a Bush company was responsible for security is all you need to know. Naturally, there were no Israeli victims - a statistical impossibility if they were not forewarned.

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it
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  4. Precious says:

    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. That’s almost 17 years of invasions, occupations, air campaigns, drone strikes, special operations raids, naval air and missile attacks, and so much else, from the Philippines to Pakistan, Afghanistan to Syria, Libya to Niger…isn’t fighting unending wars across thousands of miles of the planet for almost 17 years without end, while making the president into a global assassin, just a tad extreme?

    Of course it is. But despite the title of the article, I can’t help but notice that most of it concentrates on the 16 of those 17 years that happen to have occurred before the Trump “caliphate”. But why should Tom Englehardt be expected to get such trivial details correct? After all, Tom turned out to be wrong when he ominously warned us about the dangers of Trump getting us into another Korean war.

    Tom’s own words from July 9th, 2017 haven’t aged well…

    If hostilities broke out and spiraled out of control, as they might, countless people could die, nuclear weapons could indeed be used for the first time since 1945, and parts of Asia could be ravaged (including possibly areas of Japan). What a second Korean War might mean, in other words, is almost beyond imagining.

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    I just cannot believe that you Americans descend to squabbling about who is more virtuous - Nero or Caligula.

    Mr Putin showed that he understands the system perfectly. First he said that he sees no point in talking to European leaders, since they all take their orders from Washington. Then he further explained that presidents come and presidents go, but the policies remain exactly the same.

    It's a shame that so few Americans understand their own political system as well as Mr Putin does.
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  5. Saxon says:

    the officials he appointed went to work to transform the very refugees we had such a hand in creating into terrifying bogeymen, potentially the most dangerous and extreme people on the planet, and then turned to the task of ensuring that none of them would ever arrive in this country. Doesn’t that seem like an extreme set of acts and responses?

    No, Tom. It seems like normal behavior from people who aren’t ethnomasochists. I’m not some kind of -phobic with an irrational fear if I want my descendants to not live in a wartorn country they may eventually end up suffering a total genocide at the hands of these “widows and orphans” (read: military-aged males who think European lands are up for grabs and will be theirs in the future).

    You see, the normal person who voted for Trump wanted what his surface-level politics during the campaign trail were about. Not the stuff he’s actually been doing which no one voted for (yes, democracy is a bad system with no accountability,) but the stuff he talked about. The end to this neoliberal insanity which you support most of. If you really cared so much about the environment, you wouldn’t be for mass migration. If you really cared about minimizing conflict, you wouldn’t be for mass migration since migration is the same as war in its effects and eventual outcome.

    It is not some arbitrary preference that I want a territory maintained for my kind and not invaded by unending migration of alien peoples whom we are poked, prodded, pressured, coerced and forced to miscegenate ourselves out of existence with by social engineers bent on a European genocide, which they are beginning to get louder and louder with their intent on with each passing year and the constant gloating that they think “in the future, there won’t BE any white people! and that’s a good thing!”

    The reason we care more about these terrorist attacks on our soil is that we expect them to do as they do in their own countries, but the glaring fact is the people doing this in our countries aren’t us, and never will be us. They are interlopers we didn’t invite in; they were invited in from the top down with no consent.

    Speaking of which, people own weapons in the US because they can and because they don’t trust their government. Given what that government has done for the last 50+ years, why should they? People in other countries would do the same were they not such totalitarian nightmare states crushing down on their native population, like in Britain. Speaking of bogeymen by the way, you want to pin this all on Trump when the material conditions for much of what you wring your hands about existed well before he even announced his run. Criticize the fact that he isn’t doing what he was elected to do. Don’t try to concoct some lame duck grand narrative that he caused all of these problems, because he didn’t.

    The reason America is becoming “extreme” is because it’s no longer a real, solvent country. No longer a nation–a coherent people with real, concrete commonalities. It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all. I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.

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    I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.
     
    I’m willing to bet you share a lot more personhood with those people you listed than the people who “own” your country. BTW, the people who “own” your country most likely hate your guts, and consider you expendable if you ever get in their way.
    , @jilles dykstra
    " Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. "

    Should be
    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since Roosevelt began escorting convoys in the Atlantic in mid 1940.
    , @Dante
    I couldn't agree more, Your comment sums up how a lot of people are feeling. No wonder Nationalist or Nationalist inspired parties and leaders are emerging all over the European world, We are waking up and beginning to take our own side
    , @Corvinus
    "The reason America is becoming “extreme” is because it’s no longer a real, solvent country."

    Define "real, solvent country".

    "It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all.

    Then, they actually do have "real, concrete commonalities" after all.

    "I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back."

    YOU share no "peoplehood". But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.
    , @Ace
    Superb comment.
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  6. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @redmudhooch
    All of these events are CIA/Mossad/MI6. All of them.

    From 9/11 to mass shootings, al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, white supremecists and even Antifa, all funded, trained by the state, with our tax dollars.

    Conspiracy FACT. Prove me wrong.

    From 9/11

    Carried out by muslims

    mass shootings

    Pulse -gay muslim
    San Bernardino- muslim husband and wife
    Bataclan- muslims
    Fort Hood massacre- Muslim

    al-Qaeda

    Muslim terrorist group

    ISIS

    Muslom terrorists

    Boko Haram

    Muslim terrorists / slave traders / child kidnappers/ rapists

    Janjaweed

    Muslim terrorists / ethnic cleansers/ rapists / slavers

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    So now it's blame it all on "da Muzzies," hunh?

    Pretty funny stuff. Sick, but funny.

    BTW, would you be so dear as to supply us with something more substantial than your obviously degenerate opinion?
    , @Druid
    Ziofascist Hasbara
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    9/11: "Carried out by Muslims."

    Who couldn't fly the planes. Do you really believe the standard issue 9/11 story?
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  7. Biff says:
    @Saxon

    the officials he appointed went to work to transform the very refugees we had such a hand in creating into terrifying bogeymen, potentially the most dangerous and extreme people on the planet, and then turned to the task of ensuring that none of them would ever arrive in this country. Doesn’t that seem like an extreme set of acts and responses?
     
    No, Tom. It seems like normal behavior from people who aren't ethnomasochists. I'm not some kind of -phobic with an irrational fear if I want my descendants to not live in a wartorn country they may eventually end up suffering a total genocide at the hands of these "widows and orphans" (read: military-aged males who think European lands are up for grabs and will be theirs in the future).

    You see, the normal person who voted for Trump wanted what his surface-level politics during the campaign trail were about. Not the stuff he's actually been doing which no one voted for (yes, democracy is a bad system with no accountability,) but the stuff he talked about. The end to this neoliberal insanity which you support most of. If you really cared so much about the environment, you wouldn't be for mass migration. If you really cared about minimizing conflict, you wouldn't be for mass migration since migration is the same as war in its effects and eventual outcome.

    It is not some arbitrary preference that I want a territory maintained for my kind and not invaded by unending migration of alien peoples whom we are poked, prodded, pressured, coerced and forced to miscegenate ourselves out of existence with by social engineers bent on a European genocide, which they are beginning to get louder and louder with their intent on with each passing year and the constant gloating that they think "in the future, there won't BE any white people! and that's a good thing!"

    The reason we care more about these terrorist attacks on our soil is that we expect them to do as they do in their own countries, but the glaring fact is the people doing this in our countries aren't us, and never will be us. They are interlopers we didn't invite in; they were invited in from the top down with no consent.

    Speaking of which, people own weapons in the US because they can and because they don't trust their government. Given what that government has done for the last 50+ years, why should they? People in other countries would do the same were they not such totalitarian nightmare states crushing down on their native population, like in Britain. Speaking of bogeymen by the way, you want to pin this all on Trump when the material conditions for much of what you wring your hands about existed well before he even announced his run. Criticize the fact that he isn't doing what he was elected to do. Don't try to concoct some lame duck grand narrative that he caused all of these problems, because he didn't.

    The reason America is becoming "extreme" is because it's no longer a real, solvent country. No longer a nation--a coherent people with real, concrete commonalities. It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all. I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who've been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.

    I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.

    I’m willing to bet you share a lot more personhood with those people you listed than the people who “own” your country. BTW, the people who “own” your country most likely hate your guts, and consider you expendable if you ever get in their way.

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    I agree. Those Arabs, Africans, and Mestizos are more likely to share the same beliefs as you do about law and order, republican values, and every day decency than the 'owners' of the country. And the owners just love the fact that you won't affiliate with them. Divide, divide, divide. And you are helping them.
    , @Saxon
    The people who "own" the country are by and large also hostile racial aliens--a jewish elite--which is why they've flooded us with these people. Again though, where is my "shared humanity" with those who hate my guts and want my ethnically cleansed or enslaved to them so they can enjoy a lifestyle which they cannot create on their own, of their own, by their own? It's not in my interest to be yoked to these invasives.
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  8. renfro says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate .

    Secondly the author of this article, obviously a typical hypocritical democrat , would most likely have no objections to the actions he so fervently condemns if they were to be effected by a democrat Potus.

    I can vividly recall, late sixties, the German anti-fa, anti-violence nutcases seeking contributions for weapons and equipment for the sandanistas.

    AJM

    First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate .

    Dear moron

    People who live in the desert, hold their weddings in the desert .

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    Dear moron

    People who live in the desert, hold their weddings in the desert .
     
    Psst, hey, renfro, who are you to point that out to him? He's a "genius," you know! ;)
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  9. ” This subject came to my mind recently thanks to a story I noticed about another extreme wedding slaughter ”

    Better late than never.
    How long it is ago that a Malaysian president spoke to mainly western diplomats, and asked the question ‘who are the terrorists, those who, at 17 km height push buttons in B-52′s, or those who give their lives on the ground ?’, I do not remember.
    The diplomats left during the speech.

    UN expert on human rights De Zaya’s wanted, suppose he does not live any more, Great Britain and the USA persecuted for bombing German cities in WWII, just killing women, children and old men.
    Dresden is the best known example, alas it is not known that even small towns as Anklam were bombed.
    And then, when began all this ?

    Churchill saw the genocide in what is N Afghanistan as a necessary act.
    And of course the Muslim religion was to blame.
    Winston Churchill, ‘The Story of the Malakand Field Force’, 1898, 2004, New York
    Ian Hernon, ‘Britain’s Forgotten Wars, Colonial Campaigns of the 19th Century’, 2003, 2007, Chalford – Stroud
    The last book also describes this genocide, but one of the most bloody massacres described is against the Sikh army.

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    Jilles.

    Malaysia does not have, and never has had, a president. The head of state is the yang di pertuan agong, usually rendered as 'king', but not exactly the same.
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  10. @Saxon

    the officials he appointed went to work to transform the very refugees we had such a hand in creating into terrifying bogeymen, potentially the most dangerous and extreme people on the planet, and then turned to the task of ensuring that none of them would ever arrive in this country. Doesn’t that seem like an extreme set of acts and responses?
     
    No, Tom. It seems like normal behavior from people who aren't ethnomasochists. I'm not some kind of -phobic with an irrational fear if I want my descendants to not live in a wartorn country they may eventually end up suffering a total genocide at the hands of these "widows and orphans" (read: military-aged males who think European lands are up for grabs and will be theirs in the future).

    You see, the normal person who voted for Trump wanted what his surface-level politics during the campaign trail were about. Not the stuff he's actually been doing which no one voted for (yes, democracy is a bad system with no accountability,) but the stuff he talked about. The end to this neoliberal insanity which you support most of. If you really cared so much about the environment, you wouldn't be for mass migration. If you really cared about minimizing conflict, you wouldn't be for mass migration since migration is the same as war in its effects and eventual outcome.

    It is not some arbitrary preference that I want a territory maintained for my kind and not invaded by unending migration of alien peoples whom we are poked, prodded, pressured, coerced and forced to miscegenate ourselves out of existence with by social engineers bent on a European genocide, which they are beginning to get louder and louder with their intent on with each passing year and the constant gloating that they think "in the future, there won't BE any white people! and that's a good thing!"

    The reason we care more about these terrorist attacks on our soil is that we expect them to do as they do in their own countries, but the glaring fact is the people doing this in our countries aren't us, and never will be us. They are interlopers we didn't invite in; they were invited in from the top down with no consent.

    Speaking of which, people own weapons in the US because they can and because they don't trust their government. Given what that government has done for the last 50+ years, why should they? People in other countries would do the same were they not such totalitarian nightmare states crushing down on their native population, like in Britain. Speaking of bogeymen by the way, you want to pin this all on Trump when the material conditions for much of what you wring your hands about existed well before he even announced his run. Criticize the fact that he isn't doing what he was elected to do. Don't try to concoct some lame duck grand narrative that he caused all of these problems, because he didn't.

    The reason America is becoming "extreme" is because it's no longer a real, solvent country. No longer a nation--a coherent people with real, concrete commonalities. It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all. I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who've been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.

    ” Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. ”

    Should be
    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since Roosevelt began escorting convoys in the Atlantic in mid 1940.

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    ” Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. ”
     
    Should be
    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since Roosevelt began escorting convoys in the Atlantic in mid 1940.
     
    Hey, have you guys ever heard of the Indians? Did you know that the ruling classes in "da land uv da fwee" have been waging economic warfare on their own people as well as "furriners" since before it became the USof A?

    You may wanna review Shays' rebellion, the Whiskey rebellion, and the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as the War of Northern Industrialists Against Southern Planters to name just a few sources of memory refreshment.
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  11. renfro says:

    Several years ago Putin made a speech at the UN in favor of upholding International Law…I thought at the time this “diplomatic statesmanship” was going to be Putin’s way of bring Russia back into equal power with the Europeans and the US. Some have wondered and been asking about Putin not being as aggressive as he could be in defending Syria and Iran. Putin’s holding off on tough talk/action could be amassing more power in the end. Putin comes off as the voice of sanity..exactly what the Europeans want to hear and see.
    As Europe turns away from the US they turn to Putin.

    If anyone remembers all the Jew rags making fun of “old Europe” during the Iraq war run up and urging that the US break with them as outdated relics no longer needed in the new modern age—this is what it was all about–separating the US from its traditional allies who were not as subservient to Israel as the US. So….now we are down to the Jew plan … Europe and sanity vr the US Orange Clown and his allies of midget Nazi Israel, Saudi and the UAE.

    http://theduran.com/germany-begs-russia-to-pick-up-the-torch-that-us-has-dropped/

    Germany begs Russia to pick up the torch that US has dropped

    ”Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, who has a history of expressing anti Russian rhetoric relevant to Russia’s presence in Syria as well as an alleged cyber attack on the German Foreign Ministry which Maas says that he ‘has to assume stemmed from Russia’, has turned an about face. He has traveled, for the first time, to Moscow to discuss international diplomacy, the Iran nuclear deal, peace talks on Ukraine, and Syria.
    Maas met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, where he encouraged Russia to leverage its influence with Iran to help spur the Middle Eastern state in remaining committed to the nuclear deal, which Trump abandoned earlier in the week.
    Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, who has a history of expressing anti Russian rhetoric relevant to Russia’s presence in Syria as well as an alleged cyber attack on the German Foreign Ministry which Maas says that he ‘has to assume stemmed from Russia’, has turned an about face. He has traveled, for the first time, to Moscow to discuss international diplomacy, the Iran nuclear deal, peace talks on Ukraine, and Syria.
    Maas met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, where he encouraged Russia to leverage its influence with Iran to help spur the Middle Eastern state in remaining committed to the nuclear deal, which Trump abandoned earlier in the week.
    Maas then declared that Germany was interested in bringing back the peace talks on the Ukraine, together with other European partners. Maas also pointed out that the Syrian conflict can’t be settled without Russia, before contributing a wreath to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which is a dedication to Russian soliders who died fighting the Germans in WW2.

    Deutsche Welle reports:

    Germany’s top diplomat Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov both called for the nuclear deal with Iran to be upheld on Thursday, during Maas’ first official visit to Russia. The appeal marks a rare moment of unity between Moscow and Berlin just days after US walked out on the 2015 accord.
    In Moscow, Maas urged Russia to influence Tehran and make it stick to the deal, which aims to limit Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons. The German foreign minister also said he was seeking details from the US on its plans for future sanctions against Iran
    US President Donald Trump has shrugged off pressure from allies to keep the deal in place and called the accord “defective at its core.” However, leaders of the UK, France, and Germany all contacted Iranian President Hasan Rouhani in the attempt to salvage the accord.
    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel called Rouhani on Thursday to reaffirm Germany’s commitment to the deal “as long as Iran continues to fulfil its obligations,” said Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert. Merkel also said she was ready to negotiate about Iran’s ballistic missiles and involvement in Syria and Yemen.

    Angela Merkel is also set to visit Russia next week.
    Visiting Moscow on Thursday, Germany’s top diplomat Maas suggested reviving the peace talks between Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia on the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Lavrov responded by saying Russia was “ready to consider” this offer.
    Maas also called for “honest dialogue” with Moscow and for Russia to be included in global diplomacy, despite its differences with Berlin. Maas admitted that the conflict in Syria “cannot be solved without Russia.”
    The German diplomat also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, which is dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II.
    Also in a bid to get Russia to assume a leadership position relative to preserving the nuclear deal, and by extension, the European economy, Merkel got on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he mutually voiced his concern over Trump’s action, and where Merkel also came forward about the situation in Syria. i24News International reports:

    TASS reports:

    BERLIN, May 11. /TASS/. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier has confirmed that he will visit Moscow at the beginning of the next week, he said in an interview with German radio station Deutschlandfunk released on Friday.
    “I will follow my colleague [German Foreign Minister Heiko] Maas, who attended negotiations in Moscow yesterday. I will be there on Monday and Tuesday, and Chancellor [Angela Merkel will visit Sochi – TASS] during the week,” Altmaier said.

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    Calling Israhell Nazis insults Nazis.

    More apt label is Bolsheviks, or Trotskyites. Those were and still are far more murderous an driven by evil intent than Germans ever were.
    , @jacques sheete
    Very interesting post there, as usual.

    A similar situation obtained with Germany in the run up to both world wars. German leadership tried mightily to steer a non-confrontational course, and even hoped for cooperation from the Allies in dealing with their problems, while combative, belligerent elements in both the US and Britain were committed to destroying and controlling Germany. Nothing the Germans could do or say had any chance of mitigating their fanatic urge to destroy and control.

    We know how that turned out, and with the Orange Buffon at the helm, we're no better off than we would have been with Hillary the Horrible, Wilson, or FDR, all of whom were or are Zionist puppets.

    Everyone in Iran could suddenly sprout wings and halos, and offer their children in supplication to the fiend, yet their necks would still be on the chopping block as I'm sure you well know.
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  12. Robert Dunn says: • Website

    I’d like to thank Unz for this brief comic relief on their site. Sometimes the affairs in the world seem too much and a good laugh every now and then is necessary. For example Bashir Al-Assad killing his own people on a regular basis was hysterical!! Imagine him getting Sarin gas from ISIS depots paid for by Israel and the United States just so he could get the same United States to bomb him! That’s like saying Obama was a weak president for NOT attacking Syria when he was merely informed as to who was REALLY not killing Syrian civilians because, as Putin proved, Assad didn’t have those weapons. What was really funny was that America does not have extremists in charge so when we kill civilians it must be an accident!

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  13. Tom Welsh says:

    “Its national security budget is larger than those of the next eight countries combined…”

    My favourite statistic is to compare the increase in the formal US “defence” budget ($80 billion) for this year with the total Russian defence budget ($46 billion).

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  14. Dante says:
    @Saxon

    the officials he appointed went to work to transform the very refugees we had such a hand in creating into terrifying bogeymen, potentially the most dangerous and extreme people on the planet, and then turned to the task of ensuring that none of them would ever arrive in this country. Doesn’t that seem like an extreme set of acts and responses?
     
    No, Tom. It seems like normal behavior from people who aren't ethnomasochists. I'm not some kind of -phobic with an irrational fear if I want my descendants to not live in a wartorn country they may eventually end up suffering a total genocide at the hands of these "widows and orphans" (read: military-aged males who think European lands are up for grabs and will be theirs in the future).

    You see, the normal person who voted for Trump wanted what his surface-level politics during the campaign trail were about. Not the stuff he's actually been doing which no one voted for (yes, democracy is a bad system with no accountability,) but the stuff he talked about. The end to this neoliberal insanity which you support most of. If you really cared so much about the environment, you wouldn't be for mass migration. If you really cared about minimizing conflict, you wouldn't be for mass migration since migration is the same as war in its effects and eventual outcome.

    It is not some arbitrary preference that I want a territory maintained for my kind and not invaded by unending migration of alien peoples whom we are poked, prodded, pressured, coerced and forced to miscegenate ourselves out of existence with by social engineers bent on a European genocide, which they are beginning to get louder and louder with their intent on with each passing year and the constant gloating that they think "in the future, there won't BE any white people! and that's a good thing!"

    The reason we care more about these terrorist attacks on our soil is that we expect them to do as they do in their own countries, but the glaring fact is the people doing this in our countries aren't us, and never will be us. They are interlopers we didn't invite in; they were invited in from the top down with no consent.

    Speaking of which, people own weapons in the US because they can and because they don't trust their government. Given what that government has done for the last 50+ years, why should they? People in other countries would do the same were they not such totalitarian nightmare states crushing down on their native population, like in Britain. Speaking of bogeymen by the way, you want to pin this all on Trump when the material conditions for much of what you wring your hands about existed well before he even announced his run. Criticize the fact that he isn't doing what he was elected to do. Don't try to concoct some lame duck grand narrative that he caused all of these problems, because he didn't.

    The reason America is becoming "extreme" is because it's no longer a real, solvent country. No longer a nation--a coherent people with real, concrete commonalities. It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all. I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who've been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.

    I couldn’t agree more, Your comment sums up how a lot of people are feeling. No wonder Nationalist or Nationalist inspired parties and leaders are emerging all over the European world, We are waking up and beginning to take our own side

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  15. Tom Welsh says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate .

    Secondly the author of this article, obviously a typical hypocritical democrat , would most likely have no objections to the actions he so fervently condemns if they were to be effected by a democrat Potus.

    I can vividly recall, late sixties, the German anti-fa, anti-violence nutcases seeking contributions for weapons and equipment for the sandanistas.

    AJM

    “First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate”.

    Only to those who do not know that many people live in deserts.

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    "Only to those who do not know that many people live in deserts"

    People do not "live in deserts" rather they live in settlements which are located in the desert.

    They do not just go out into the blazing sand and throw down blankets and buckets, and then start "Living in the desert".

    And they do not hold bonafide "wedding parties" out in the desert, under the relentless burning sun, rather they hold their wedding parties in settlements which are located in thte desert with a modicum of human comforts.

    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz artisit.

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  16. Tom Welsh says:
    @Precious
    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. That’s almost 17 years of invasions, occupations, air campaigns, drone strikes, special operations raids, naval air and missile attacks, and so much else, from the Philippines to Pakistan, Afghanistan to Syria, Libya to Niger...isn’t fighting unending wars across thousands of miles of the planet for almost 17 years without end, while making the president into a global assassin, just a tad extreme?

    Of course it is. But despite the title of the article, I can't help but notice that most of it concentrates on the 16 of those 17 years that happen to have occurred before the Trump "caliphate". But why should Tom Englehardt be expected to get such trivial details correct? After all, Tom turned out to be wrong when he ominously warned us about the dangers of Trump getting us into another Korean war.

    Tom's own words from July 9th, 2017 haven't aged well...

    If hostilities broke out and spiraled out of control, as they might, countless people could die, nuclear weapons could indeed be used for the first time since 1945, and parts of Asia could be ravaged (including possibly areas of Japan). What a second Korean War might mean, in other words, is almost beyond imagining.

    I just cannot believe that you Americans descend to squabbling about who is more virtuous – Nero or Caligula.

    Mr Putin showed that he understands the system perfectly. First he said that he sees no point in talking to European leaders, since they all take their orders from Washington. Then he further explained that presidents come and presidents go, but the policies remain exactly the same.

    It’s a shame that so few Americans understand their own political system as well as Mr Putin does.

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  17. Tom Welsh says:

    “However, one thing is, almost by definition, obvious. We are not a nation of extreme acts or extreme killers. Quite the opposite”.

    The USA is admirably positioned for security: it controls most of a large isolated continent, with only Canada and Mexico as immediate neighbours and vast oceans to the sides. As Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the US, remarked in 1910:

    “The United States was blessed among nations. On the north, she had a weak neighbour; on the south, another weak neighbour; on the east, fish; and on the west, fish”.

    Long before that, Abraham Lincoln said more or less the same thing:

    “At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide”.

    - Abraham Lincoln; The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, “Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum,of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838), p. 109.

    So it is surprising to find out that the USA has been at war for 93% of its existence. That means Americans have experienced peace during only 21 years out of 239.

    https://www.infowars.com/america-has-been-at-war-93-of-the-time-222-out-of-239-years-since-1776/

    That’s rather odd, isn’t it, for a country with impregnable natural borders whom no one has even tried to attack?

    “Yes, we make mistakes. Yes, we sometimes kill. Yes, we sometimes even kill the innocent, however mistakenly”.

    A very rough estimate suggests that, since 1950, the US government through its armed forces has killed at the very least 10 million Asians alone. Three million in Korea, the same in Vietnam and its neighbours, and the same in Iraq. That’s without even considering the dozens of other nations the USA has attacked (and with which, legally, it is still at war since no peace treaties were ever concluded).

    Some “mistakes”!

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  18. Realist says:
    @redmudhooch
    All of these events are CIA/Mossad/MI6. All of them.

    From 9/11 to mass shootings, al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, white supremecists and even Antifa, all funded, trained by the state, with our tax dollars.

    Conspiracy FACT. Prove me wrong.

    Conspiracy FACT. Prove me wrong.

    That’s not how it works….you have to prove yourself correct.

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  19. US garrisons in Europe are preparing for roll out You never know where these pesky rebels will pop up next.

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  20. IanHyde says:

    I recently discovered UNZ.COM and was delighted to have found a site with good intelligently written articles, then I read this utter crap and now I’m wondering…

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    You have to take the rough with the smooth. Keeps you on your toes ;)
    , @jacques sheete
    It's kind of schizo here. Some top notch stuff mixed with utter garbage. It doesn't take too long to figure out who's worth reading.

    Either way a lot of it's revealing.
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  21. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    I stopped reading when I saw this worn-out lies…

    We here in the United States are, of course, eternally shocked by their extremism, their willingness to kill the innocent without compunction, particularly in the case of Islamist groups, from the 9/11 attacks to ISIS’s more recent slaughters.

    Tom appears to be another lackey for Zionism, ready to keep telling lies about those evil Moozies that supposedly attacked the USA on 9/11, when anyone who still has brain cells left knows that 9/11 was an Israeli masterminded False Flag with help from traitors in the WH, the Pentagon, CIA, FBI and NSA. With generous assistance from the Lying MSM.

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

    Take your CIA pres releases elsewhere Mr. Tom, we no longer wish to hear your lies in support of endless wars for the glory of Apartheid Israel realizing its YINON plan to stretch Israel from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates and from Turkey to Arabia.

    Oded Yinon’s “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties”

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/The%20Zionist%20Plan%20for%20the%20Middle%20East.pdf

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  22. Alfred says:
    @redmudhooch
    All of these events are CIA/Mossad/MI6. All of them.

    From 9/11 to mass shootings, al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, white supremecists and even Antifa, all funded, trained by the state, with our tax dollars.

    Conspiracy FACT. Prove me wrong.

    Absolutely correct.

    The nonsense that Assad’s army deliberately poisons its own people with chemical weapons is a well-known false-flag. How could he control his Syrian army if that went on? It is absolutely ridiculous.

    As for 9/11, it was an inside job – with many Israeli “students” laying the explosives in the THREE buildings at night over a period of months. The fact that no one lived in them and that a Bush company was responsible for security is all you need to know. Naturally, there were no Israeli victims – a statistical impossibility if they were not forewarned.

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

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  23. The Caliphate of Trump

    Bravo! The author is the winner of the Sheete Prize for Inane and Asinine Titles. This has to be the dumbest title for anything I’ve ever seen.

    Even calling it the Rabbinate of Trump would be somewhat more accurate.

    What kind of ass is the author to insult caliphs by associating Trump with their positions?

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    "Tom Engelhardt is..." "...a fellow of the Nation Institute". So, he's a professional propagandist for totalitarianism, which has developed an interesting fondness for Muslims such as those poor "Rohingya". Think of him as a potential ally for you.
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  24. However, one thing is, almost by definition, obvious. We are not a nation of extreme acts or extreme killers.

    This has to be satire. I’ll never know though because it made me too nauseated to continue.

    Another scribbler to ignore.

    PS: You are horrible at writing satire, if that’s what it’s supposed to be. If not, then you are unhinged to a shocking degree.

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    J.S:

    Another scribbler to ignore.

    PS: You are horrible at writing satire, if that’s what it’s supposed to be. If not, then you are unhinged to a shocking degree.
     
    Yep.
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  25. Jake says:

    The most thoroughly amoral, vicious ruling group in the region is the House of Saud. And the US and the Israelis are both deep into bed with the Saudis.

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  26. @Tom Welsh
    "First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate".

    Only to those who do not know that many people live in deserts.

    “Only to those who do not know that many people live in deserts”

    People do not “live in deserts” rather they live in settlements which are located in the desert.

    They do not just go out into the blazing sand and throw down blankets and buckets, and then start “Living in the desert”.

    And they do not hold bonafide “wedding parties” out in the desert, under the relentless burning sun, rather they hold their wedding parties in settlements which are located in thte desert with a modicum of human comforts.

    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz artisit.

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    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.
     
    Sure, you do, whatever you say......airborne, mensa, married 3 times, divorced 3 times to brilliant accomplished women, speaks a dozen languages, genius jazz player, world traveler .....and yet no one ever heard of you or about you except your audience here at unz...

    The offer to get you some help still stands.
    , @Druid
    I knew a doctor who regularly let everyone know that he was Mensa. Boy, was he an idiot and an arsehole
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  27. Mike P says:
    @IanHyde
    I recently discovered UNZ.COM and was delighted to have found a site with good intelligently written articles, then I read this utter crap and now I'm wondering...

    You have to take the rough with the smooth. Keeps you on your toes ;)

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  28. MARA says:
    @Biff

    I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.
     
    I’m willing to bet you share a lot more personhood with those people you listed than the people who “own” your country. BTW, the people who “own” your country most likely hate your guts, and consider you expendable if you ever get in their way.

    I agree. Those Arabs, Africans, and Mestizos are more likely to share the same beliefs as you do about law and order, republican values, and every day decency than the ‘owners’ of the country. And the owners just love the fact that you won’t affiliate with them. Divide, divide, divide. And you are helping them.

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    The dividing act was bringing them in to begin with. Also, if they shared the same kinds of beliefs I did on such subjects they wouldn't be committing massive amounts of crime and raping my group's women in such large numbers.
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  29. Assad has never used chemical weapons on the people of Syria and the charge being made by the author of this article brands him as a neocon/ziocon doing the work of the deep state in demonizing Assad, who is defending the Syrian people from Israel and the U.S. and Britain who are the creators of terror ie AL CIADA and ISIS.

    The author of this article needs to look at the genisis of terrorism which is the zionist goal of a NWO aka a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT which rule will make Orwells 1984 look like a walk in the park.

    If anyone doubts this , just remember Israel and the ziocons did 911, that is how these terrorists operate. Read THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION to see what they have done and are doing to America.

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  30. Anon[833] • Disclaimer says:
    @renfro
    Several years ago Putin made a speech at the UN in favor of upholding International Law...I thought at the time this "diplomatic statesmanship" was going to be Putin's way of bring Russia back into equal power with the Europeans and the US. Some have wondered and been asking about Putin not being as aggressive as he could be in defending Syria and Iran. Putin's holding off on tough talk/action could be amassing more power in the end. Putin comes off as the voice of sanity..exactly what the Europeans want to hear and see.
    As Europe turns away from the US they turn to Putin.

    If anyone remembers all the Jew rags making fun of "old Europe" during the Iraq war run up and urging that the US break with them as outdated relics no longer needed in the new modern age---this is what it was all about--separating the US from its traditional allies who were not as subservient to Israel as the US. So....now we are down to the Jew plan ... Europe and sanity vr the US Orange Clown and his allies of midget Nazi Israel, Saudi and the UAE.


    http://theduran.com/germany-begs-russia-to-pick-up-the-torch-that-us-has-dropped/


    Germany begs Russia to pick up the torch that US has dropped

    ''Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, who has a history of expressing anti Russian rhetoric relevant to Russia’s presence in Syria as well as an alleged cyber attack on the German Foreign Ministry which Maas says that he ‘has to assume stemmed from Russia’, has turned an about face. He has traveled, for the first time, to Moscow to discuss international diplomacy, the Iran nuclear deal, peace talks on Ukraine, and Syria.
    Maas met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, where he encouraged Russia to leverage its influence with Iran to help spur the Middle Eastern state in remaining committed to the nuclear deal, which Trump abandoned earlier in the week.
    Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, who has a history of expressing anti Russian rhetoric relevant to Russia’s presence in Syria as well as an alleged cyber attack on the German Foreign Ministry which Maas says that he ‘has to assume stemmed from Russia’, has turned an about face. He has traveled, for the first time, to Moscow to discuss international diplomacy, the Iran nuclear deal, peace talks on Ukraine, and Syria.
    Maas met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, where he encouraged Russia to leverage its influence with Iran to help spur the Middle Eastern state in remaining committed to the nuclear deal, which Trump abandoned earlier in the week.
    Maas then declared that Germany was interested in bringing back the peace talks on the Ukraine, together with other European partners. Maas also pointed out that the Syrian conflict can’t be settled without Russia, before contributing a wreath to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which is a dedication to Russian soliders who died fighting the Germans in WW2.

    Deutsche Welle reports:

    Germany’s top diplomat Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov both called for the nuclear deal with Iran to be upheld on Thursday, during Maas’ first official visit to Russia. The appeal marks a rare moment of unity between Moscow and Berlin just days after US walked out on the 2015 accord.
    In Moscow, Maas urged Russia to influence Tehran and make it stick to the deal, which aims to limit Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons. The German foreign minister also said he was seeking details from the US on its plans for future sanctions against Iran
    US President Donald Trump has shrugged off pressure from allies to keep the deal in place and called the accord “defective at its core.” However, leaders of the UK, France, and Germany all contacted Iranian President Hasan Rouhani in the attempt to salvage the accord.
    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel called Rouhani on Thursday to reaffirm Germany’s commitment to the deal “as long as Iran continues to fulfil its obligations,” said Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert. Merkel also said she was ready to negotiate about Iran’s ballistic missiles and involvement in Syria and Yemen.

    Angela Merkel is also set to visit Russia next week.
    Visiting Moscow on Thursday, Germany’s top diplomat Maas suggested reviving the peace talks between Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia on the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Lavrov responded by saying Russia was “ready to consider” this offer.
    Maas also called for “honest dialogue” with Moscow and for Russia to be included in global diplomacy, despite its differences with Berlin. Maas admitted that the conflict in Syria “cannot be solved without Russia.”
    The German diplomat also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, which is dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II.
    Also in a bid to get Russia to assume a leadership position relative to preserving the nuclear deal, and by extension, the European economy, Merkel got on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he mutually voiced his concern over Trump’s action, and where Merkel also came forward about the situation in Syria. i24News International reports:

    TASS reports:

    BERLIN, May 11. /TASS/. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier has confirmed that he will visit Moscow at the beginning of the next week, he said in an interview with German radio station Deutschlandfunk released on Friday.
    “I will follow my colleague [German Foreign Minister Heiko] Maas, who attended negotiations in Moscow yesterday. I will be there on Monday and Tuesday, and Chancellor [Angela Merkel will visit Sochi – TASS] during the week,” Altmaier said.

    continued,,,,,,

    Calling Israhell Nazis insults Nazis.

    More apt label is Bolsheviks, or Trotskyites. Those were and still are far more murderous an driven by evil intent than Germans ever were.

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  31. @Anon

    From 9/11
     
    Carried out by muslims

    mass shootings
     
    Pulse -gay muslim
    San Bernardino- muslim husband and wife
    Bataclan- muslims
    Fort Hood massacre- Muslim

    al-Qaeda
     
    Muslim terrorist group

    ISIS
     
    Muslom terrorists

    Boko Haram
     
    Muslim terrorists / slave traders / child kidnappers/ rapists

    Janjaweed
     
    Muslim terrorists / ethnic cleansers/ rapists / slavers

    So now it’s blame it all on “da Muzzies,” hunh?

    Pretty funny stuff. Sick, but funny.

    BTW, would you be so dear as to supply us with something more substantial than your obviously degenerate opinion?

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  32. @renfro

    First of all the question of who would hold a wedding event in the middle of the desert is completely legitimate .
     
    Dear moron

    People who live in the desert, hold their weddings in the desert .

    Dear moron

    People who live in the desert, hold their weddings in the desert .

    Psst, hey, renfro, who are you to point that out to him? He’s a “genius,” you know! ;)

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  33. @jilles dykstra
    " Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. "

    Should be
    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since Roosevelt began escorting convoys in the Atlantic in mid 1940.

    ” Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. ”

    Should be
    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since Roosevelt began escorting convoys in the Atlantic in mid 1940.

    Hey, have you guys ever heard of the Indians? Did you know that the ruling classes in “da land uv da fwee” have been waging economic warfare on their own people as well as “furriners” since before it became the USof A?

    You may wanna review Shays’ rebellion, the Whiskey rebellion, and the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as the War of Northern Industrialists Against Southern Planters to name just a few sources of memory refreshment.

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    You're right, I should have written 'foreign wars'.
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  34. Corvinus says:
    @Saxon

    the officials he appointed went to work to transform the very refugees we had such a hand in creating into terrifying bogeymen, potentially the most dangerous and extreme people on the planet, and then turned to the task of ensuring that none of them would ever arrive in this country. Doesn’t that seem like an extreme set of acts and responses?
     
    No, Tom. It seems like normal behavior from people who aren't ethnomasochists. I'm not some kind of -phobic with an irrational fear if I want my descendants to not live in a wartorn country they may eventually end up suffering a total genocide at the hands of these "widows and orphans" (read: military-aged males who think European lands are up for grabs and will be theirs in the future).

    You see, the normal person who voted for Trump wanted what his surface-level politics during the campaign trail were about. Not the stuff he's actually been doing which no one voted for (yes, democracy is a bad system with no accountability,) but the stuff he talked about. The end to this neoliberal insanity which you support most of. If you really cared so much about the environment, you wouldn't be for mass migration. If you really cared about minimizing conflict, you wouldn't be for mass migration since migration is the same as war in its effects and eventual outcome.

    It is not some arbitrary preference that I want a territory maintained for my kind and not invaded by unending migration of alien peoples whom we are poked, prodded, pressured, coerced and forced to miscegenate ourselves out of existence with by social engineers bent on a European genocide, which they are beginning to get louder and louder with their intent on with each passing year and the constant gloating that they think "in the future, there won't BE any white people! and that's a good thing!"

    The reason we care more about these terrorist attacks on our soil is that we expect them to do as they do in their own countries, but the glaring fact is the people doing this in our countries aren't us, and never will be us. They are interlopers we didn't invite in; they were invited in from the top down with no consent.

    Speaking of which, people own weapons in the US because they can and because they don't trust their government. Given what that government has done for the last 50+ years, why should they? People in other countries would do the same were they not such totalitarian nightmare states crushing down on their native population, like in Britain. Speaking of bogeymen by the way, you want to pin this all on Trump when the material conditions for much of what you wring your hands about existed well before he even announced his run. Criticize the fact that he isn't doing what he was elected to do. Don't try to concoct some lame duck grand narrative that he caused all of these problems, because he didn't.

    The reason America is becoming "extreme" is because it's no longer a real, solvent country. No longer a nation--a coherent people with real, concrete commonalities. It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all. I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who've been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.

    “The reason America is becoming “extreme” is because it’s no longer a real, solvent country.”

    Define “real, solvent country”.

    “It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all.

    Then, they actually do have “real, concrete commonalities” after all.

    “I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.”

    YOU share no “peoplehood”. But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.

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    "But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land."

    You are out of touch.
    , @Anon

    YOU share no “peoplehood”.
     
    Way to be exclusive there, Corvy.

    Btw, isn't it Islamophobic to complain about a "caliphate"?
    , @MikeatMikedotMike
    "But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land."

    Wrong.

    If you're going to lecture Americans about what they are, I suggest not referring to the lyrics of a song that celebrates communism, which were written by a communist.
    , @Saxon
    You are a subversive alien parasite who simply wants to continue bloodsucking us. It's quite clear the majority of white Americans, even with the ballot box stuffed full of foreign ringers and with millions of fraudulent votes counted for Hillary, still voted against this by voting for what Trump was actually campaigning on. Don't try to pretend your view is the majority of whites in America. It's not. Mine is.

    A nation is a people, and neither you nor any of these other invasives are part of my people even in the broadest sense of the word.
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  35. renfro says:

    I’m gonna have to give up tracking all the swamp creatures connected to Trump…..there are just too many of them.

    Cut-out?
    The Messy Businesses of Andrew Intrater, Who Paid Michael Cohen Bigly and Took a Bite of Gawker, Too

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-messy-businesses-of-andrew-intrater-who-paid-michael-cohen-bigly-and-took-a-bite-of-gawker-too

    A businessman who allegedly funneled $500,000 to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s shell company through a company linked to a Russian oligarch has been involved in a number of eyebrow-raising business deals, including a major lawsuit in which his business was represented by Donald Trump’s current lawyer, investments in Gawker and Napster, and a fraud scandal involving many millions of dollars’ worth of Chinese tilapia.
    The money came in eight payments during 2017 through Columbus Nova, an investment company run by Andrew Intrater and tied to his cousin, Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg. Those payments went to the same LLC that Trump fixer Michael Cohen used to pay adult film-star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to remain quiet during the 2016 election about the affair she claims to have had with Donald Trump a decade earlier.

    The Kasowitz connection, first reported by ProPublica, is another link to Trump’s circles. The firm’s lead attorney, Marc Kasowitz, is Trump’s attorney in the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. And in February 2017, Michael Cohen worked out of Kasowitz Benson Torres’ Manhattan offices. The previous month, Cohen’s company had received the first of the eight payments from Columbus Nova. The payments reportedly ended in August

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  36. @renfro
    Several years ago Putin made a speech at the UN in favor of upholding International Law...I thought at the time this "diplomatic statesmanship" was going to be Putin's way of bring Russia back into equal power with the Europeans and the US. Some have wondered and been asking about Putin not being as aggressive as he could be in defending Syria and Iran. Putin's holding off on tough talk/action could be amassing more power in the end. Putin comes off as the voice of sanity..exactly what the Europeans want to hear and see.
    As Europe turns away from the US they turn to Putin.

    If anyone remembers all the Jew rags making fun of "old Europe" during the Iraq war run up and urging that the US break with them as outdated relics no longer needed in the new modern age---this is what it was all about--separating the US from its traditional allies who were not as subservient to Israel as the US. So....now we are down to the Jew plan ... Europe and sanity vr the US Orange Clown and his allies of midget Nazi Israel, Saudi and the UAE.


    http://theduran.com/germany-begs-russia-to-pick-up-the-torch-that-us-has-dropped/


    Germany begs Russia to pick up the torch that US has dropped

    ''Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, who has a history of expressing anti Russian rhetoric relevant to Russia’s presence in Syria as well as an alleged cyber attack on the German Foreign Ministry which Maas says that he ‘has to assume stemmed from Russia’, has turned an about face. He has traveled, for the first time, to Moscow to discuss international diplomacy, the Iran nuclear deal, peace talks on Ukraine, and Syria.
    Maas met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, where he encouraged Russia to leverage its influence with Iran to help spur the Middle Eastern state in remaining committed to the nuclear deal, which Trump abandoned earlier in the week.
    Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, who has a history of expressing anti Russian rhetoric relevant to Russia’s presence in Syria as well as an alleged cyber attack on the German Foreign Ministry which Maas says that he ‘has to assume stemmed from Russia’, has turned an about face. He has traveled, for the first time, to Moscow to discuss international diplomacy, the Iran nuclear deal, peace talks on Ukraine, and Syria.
    Maas met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, where he encouraged Russia to leverage its influence with Iran to help spur the Middle Eastern state in remaining committed to the nuclear deal, which Trump abandoned earlier in the week.
    Maas then declared that Germany was interested in bringing back the peace talks on the Ukraine, together with other European partners. Maas also pointed out that the Syrian conflict can’t be settled without Russia, before contributing a wreath to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which is a dedication to Russian soliders who died fighting the Germans in WW2.

    Deutsche Welle reports:

    Germany’s top diplomat Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov both called for the nuclear deal with Iran to be upheld on Thursday, during Maas’ first official visit to Russia. The appeal marks a rare moment of unity between Moscow and Berlin just days after US walked out on the 2015 accord.
    In Moscow, Maas urged Russia to influence Tehran and make it stick to the deal, which aims to limit Iran’s alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons. The German foreign minister also said he was seeking details from the US on its plans for future sanctions against Iran
    US President Donald Trump has shrugged off pressure from allies to keep the deal in place and called the accord “defective at its core.” However, leaders of the UK, France, and Germany all contacted Iranian President Hasan Rouhani in the attempt to salvage the accord.
    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel called Rouhani on Thursday to reaffirm Germany’s commitment to the deal “as long as Iran continues to fulfil its obligations,” said Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert. Merkel also said she was ready to negotiate about Iran’s ballistic missiles and involvement in Syria and Yemen.

    Angela Merkel is also set to visit Russia next week.
    Visiting Moscow on Thursday, Germany’s top diplomat Maas suggested reviving the peace talks between Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia on the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Lavrov responded by saying Russia was “ready to consider” this offer.
    Maas also called for “honest dialogue” with Moscow and for Russia to be included in global diplomacy, despite its differences with Berlin. Maas admitted that the conflict in Syria “cannot be solved without Russia.”
    The German diplomat also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, which is dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during World War II.
    Also in a bid to get Russia to assume a leadership position relative to preserving the nuclear deal, and by extension, the European economy, Merkel got on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he mutually voiced his concern over Trump’s action, and where Merkel also came forward about the situation in Syria. i24News International reports:

    TASS reports:

    BERLIN, May 11. /TASS/. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier has confirmed that he will visit Moscow at the beginning of the next week, he said in an interview with German radio station Deutschlandfunk released on Friday.
    “I will follow my colleague [German Foreign Minister Heiko] Maas, who attended negotiations in Moscow yesterday. I will be there on Monday and Tuesday, and Chancellor [Angela Merkel will visit Sochi – TASS] during the week,” Altmaier said.

    continued,,,,,,

    Very interesting post there, as usual.

    A similar situation obtained with Germany in the run up to both world wars. German leadership tried mightily to steer a non-confrontational course, and even hoped for cooperation from the Allies in dealing with their problems, while combative, belligerent elements in both the US and Britain were committed to destroying and controlling Germany. Nothing the Germans could do or say had any chance of mitigating their fanatic urge to destroy and control.

    We know how that turned out, and with the Orange Buffon at the helm, we’re no better off than we would have been with Hillary the Horrible, Wilson, or FDR, all of whom were or are Zionist puppets.

    Everyone in Iran could suddenly sprout wings and halos, and offer their children in supplication to the fiend, yet their necks would still be on the chopping block as I’m sure you well know.

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  37. renfro says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    "Only to those who do not know that many people live in deserts"

    People do not "live in deserts" rather they live in settlements which are located in the desert.

    They do not just go out into the blazing sand and throw down blankets and buckets, and then start "Living in the desert".

    And they do not hold bonafide "wedding parties" out in the desert, under the relentless burning sun, rather they hold their wedding parties in settlements which are located in thte desert with a modicum of human comforts.

    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz artisit.

    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.

    Sure, you do, whatever you say……airborne, mensa, married 3 times, divorced 3 times to brilliant accomplished women, speaks a dozen languages, genius jazz player, world traveler …..and yet no one ever heard of you or about you except your audience here at unz…

    The offer to get you some help still stands.

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    " And yet no one has ever heard of you except your audience here at unz"

    How do you know this, are you all-knowing?

    "Mensa" : So what, is this verboten.

    "Airborne" So what, hundreds of thousands of guys went through jump school at FT Benning, is this something unique.

    "Speaks a dozen languages" I never made such a claim, however I do speak, read and write three : English, German and Italian.

    "World traveler" So what, there are indeed such individuals, and just how do you know that I do not fit into this category.

    "Genius Jazz player" . There are such individuals , quite a few in fact, and how do you know whether or not I fit in into this category.

    "Married three times" So what , guess you never heard of Artie Shaw.

    You probably won't understand this but when I was a kid in Michigan we had an expression for wise-guys like yourself and that being : Jive.

    "The offer to get you help still stands" = GFY

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.
    , @L.K
    Authenticjazzman is just another clown without the costume...
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  38. @IanHyde
    I recently discovered UNZ.COM and was delighted to have found a site with good intelligently written articles, then I read this utter crap and now I'm wondering...

    It’s kind of schizo here. Some top notch stuff mixed with utter garbage. It doesn’t take too long to figure out who’s worth reading.

    Either way a lot of it’s revealing.

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  39. Grumbler says:

    “Whether that specific act proves to have been as advertised or not, there can be no question that the Assad regime has regularly slaughtered its own citizens with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, artillery barrages, and (sometimes Russian) air strikes, destroying neighborhoods, hospitals, schools, markets, you name it.”

    The author is either a liar or a fool.

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  40. @jacques sheete


    ” Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since its military invaded Afghanistan in October 2001. ”
     
    Should be
    Fighting wars: The United States has been fighting wars nonstop since Roosevelt began escorting convoys in the Atlantic in mid 1940.
     
    Hey, have you guys ever heard of the Indians? Did you know that the ruling classes in "da land uv da fwee" have been waging economic warfare on their own people as well as "furriners" since before it became the USof A?

    You may wanna review Shays' rebellion, the Whiskey rebellion, and the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as the War of Northern Industrialists Against Southern Planters to name just a few sources of memory refreshment.

    You’re right, I should have written ‘foreign wars’.

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    You would still be in error though... US imperialism and unnecessary foreign wars go back at least to the late 19th Century, what with the Spanish American war...

    As US Marine General, Smedley Butler, wrote in War is a Racket:

    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
     
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  41. @renfro

    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.
     
    Sure, you do, whatever you say......airborne, mensa, married 3 times, divorced 3 times to brilliant accomplished women, speaks a dozen languages, genius jazz player, world traveler .....and yet no one ever heard of you or about you except your audience here at unz...

    The offer to get you some help still stands.

    ” And yet no one has ever heard of you except your audience here at unz”

    How do you know this, are you all-knowing?

    “Mensa” : So what, is this verboten.

    “Airborne” So what, hundreds of thousands of guys went through jump school at FT Benning, is this something unique.

    “Speaks a dozen languages” I never made such a claim, however I do speak, read and write three : English, German and Italian.

    “World traveler” So what, there are indeed such individuals, and just how do you know that I do not fit into this category.

    “Genius Jazz player” . There are such individuals , quite a few in fact, and how do you know whether or not I fit in into this category.

    “Married three times” So what , guess you never heard of Artie Shaw.

    You probably won’t understand this but when I was a kid in Michigan we had an expression for wise-guys like yourself and that being : Jive.

    “The offer to get you help still stands” = GFY

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

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    How do you know this, are you all-knowing?
     
    Yep, I know everything...I'm a know-it-all. ..lol
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  42. L.K says:
    @jacques sheete

    However, one thing is, almost by definition, obvious. We are not a nation of extreme acts or extreme killers.
     
    This has to be satire. I'll never know though because it made me too nauseated to continue.

    Another scribbler to ignore.

    PS: You are horrible at writing satire, if that's what it's supposed to be. If not, then you are unhinged to a shocking degree.

    J.S:

    Another scribbler to ignore.

    PS: You are horrible at writing satire, if that’s what it’s supposed to be. If not, then you are unhinged to a shocking degree.

    Yep.

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  43. Druid says:
    @Anon

    From 9/11
     
    Carried out by muslims

    mass shootings
     
    Pulse -gay muslim
    San Bernardino- muslim husband and wife
    Bataclan- muslims
    Fort Hood massacre- Muslim

    al-Qaeda
     
    Muslim terrorist group

    ISIS
     
    Muslom terrorists

    Boko Haram
     
    Muslim terrorists / slave traders / child kidnappers/ rapists

    Janjaweed
     
    Muslim terrorists / ethnic cleansers/ rapists / slavers

    Ziofascist Hasbara

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  44. L.K says:
    @renfro

    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.
     
    Sure, you do, whatever you say......airborne, mensa, married 3 times, divorced 3 times to brilliant accomplished women, speaks a dozen languages, genius jazz player, world traveler .....and yet no one ever heard of you or about you except your audience here at unz...

    The offer to get you some help still stands.

    Authenticjazzman is just another clown without the costume…

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  45. Druid says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    "Only to those who do not know that many people live in deserts"

    People do not "live in deserts" rather they live in settlements which are located in the desert.

    They do not just go out into the blazing sand and throw down blankets and buckets, and then start "Living in the desert".

    And they do not hold bonafide "wedding parties" out in the desert, under the relentless burning sun, rather they hold their wedding parties in settlements which are located in thte desert with a modicum of human comforts.

    Look friend myself being world traveler, I have been to north africa on more than one occasion, and I know wtf I am talking about.

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz artisit.

    I knew a doctor who regularly let everyone know that he was Mensa. Boy, was he an idiot and an arsehole

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  46. @Anon

    From 9/11
     
    Carried out by muslims

    mass shootings
     
    Pulse -gay muslim
    San Bernardino- muslim husband and wife
    Bataclan- muslims
    Fort Hood massacre- Muslim

    al-Qaeda
     
    Muslim terrorist group

    ISIS
     
    Muslom terrorists

    Boko Haram
     
    Muslim terrorists / slave traders / child kidnappers/ rapists

    Janjaweed
     
    Muslim terrorists / ethnic cleansers/ rapists / slavers

    9/11: “Carried out by Muslims.”

    Who couldn’t fly the planes. Do you really believe the standard issue 9/11 story?

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  47. Druid says:
    @DESERT FOX
    Assad has never used chemical weapons on the people of Syria and the charge being made by the author of this article brands him as a neocon/ziocon doing the work of the deep state in demonizing Assad, who is defending the Syrian people from Israel and the U.S. and Britain who are the creators of terror ie AL CIADA and ISIS.

    The author of this article needs to look at the genisis of terrorism which is the zionist goal of a NWO aka a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT which rule will make Orwells 1984 look like a walk in the park.

    If anyone doubts this , just remember Israel and the ziocons did 911, that is how these terrorists operate. Read THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION to see what they have done and are doing to America.

    I’ve read them and they’re spot on

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  48. anon[132] • Disclaimer says:

    give it a rest.
    your mother was the only one around when you were tagged as gifted, and she never loved you anyway — that’s obvious from you pathetic bragging & 3 busted marriages

    nobody else cares either

    maybe you’d feel better about yourself if you did something nice for someone, anonymously

    give it a try

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  49. @Corvinus
    "The reason America is becoming “extreme” is because it’s no longer a real, solvent country."

    Define "real, solvent country".

    "It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all.

    Then, they actually do have "real, concrete commonalities" after all.

    "I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back."

    YOU share no "peoplehood". But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.

    “But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.”

    You are out of touch.

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  50. L.K says:
    @jilles dykstra
    You're right, I should have written 'foreign wars'.

    You would still be in error though… US imperialism and unnecessary foreign wars go back at least to the late 19th Century, what with the Spanish American war…

    As US Marine General, Smedley Butler, wrote in War is a Racket:

    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

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    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    I'm too lazy to try to find what exactly I wrote.
    I of course know about the Spanish war, and the first Pearl Harbour in the port of Havana in 1898.
    Why you do not mention the 1820 or 1830 Monroe Doctrine, I do not know.
    Or the attack on Japan in 1843.
    And of course, before 1840 or so there was no idea of extending the USA to the Pacific.
    Nevertheless, from 1918 until 1940 the USA did not wage foreign wars, that is, not anything important, in my remembrance.
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  51. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    "The reason America is becoming “extreme” is because it’s no longer a real, solvent country."

    Define "real, solvent country".

    "It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all.

    Then, they actually do have "real, concrete commonalities" after all.

    "I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back."

    YOU share no "peoplehood". But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.

    YOU share no “peoplehood”.

    Way to be exclusive there, Corvy.

    Btw, isn’t it Islamophobic to complain about a “caliphate”?

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    "Btw, isn’t it Islamophobic to complain about a “caliphate”?"

    Haven't you gotten the memo? There is observably no such thing as Islamophobia, racism, sexism, or anti-Semitism. And, of course, how can we forget about all of those bogus "hate hoaxes".
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  52. @Corvinus
    "The reason America is becoming “extreme” is because it’s no longer a real, solvent country."

    Define "real, solvent country".

    "It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all.

    Then, they actually do have "real, concrete commonalities" after all.

    "I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back."

    YOU share no "peoplehood". But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.

    “But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.”

    Wrong.

    If you’re going to lecture Americans about what they are, I suggest not referring to the lyrics of a song that celebrates communism, which were written by a communist.

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    "If you’re going to lecture Americans about what they are..."

    Radical and leftist, assuredly. Communist? No. Furthermore, the song carries significant weight with the American people.
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  53. Saxon says:
    @Biff

    I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.
     
    I’m willing to bet you share a lot more personhood with those people you listed than the people who “own” your country. BTW, the people who “own” your country most likely hate your guts, and consider you expendable if you ever get in their way.

    The people who “own” the country are by and large also hostile racial aliens–a jewish elite–which is why they’ve flooded us with these people. Again though, where is my “shared humanity” with those who hate my guts and want my ethnically cleansed or enslaved to them so they can enjoy a lifestyle which they cannot create on their own, of their own, by their own? It’s not in my interest to be yoked to these invasives.

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  54. Saxon says:
    @MARA
    I agree. Those Arabs, Africans, and Mestizos are more likely to share the same beliefs as you do about law and order, republican values, and every day decency than the 'owners' of the country. And the owners just love the fact that you won't affiliate with them. Divide, divide, divide. And you are helping them.

    The dividing act was bringing them in to begin with. Also, if they shared the same kinds of beliefs I did on such subjects they wouldn’t be committing massive amounts of crime and raping my group’s women in such large numbers.

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  55. Saxon says:
    @Corvinus
    "The reason America is becoming “extreme” is because it’s no longer a real, solvent country."

    Define "real, solvent country".

    "It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all.

    Then, they actually do have "real, concrete commonalities" after all.

    "I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who’ve been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back."

    YOU share no "peoplehood". But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land.

    You are a subversive alien parasite who simply wants to continue bloodsucking us. It’s quite clear the majority of white Americans, even with the ballot box stuffed full of foreign ringers and with millions of fraudulent votes counted for Hillary, still voted against this by voting for what Trump was actually campaigning on. Don’t try to pretend your view is the majority of whites in America. It’s not. Mine is.

    A nation is a people, and neither you nor any of these other invasives are part of my people even in the broadest sense of the word.

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    "You are a subversive alien parasite who simply wants to continue bloodsucking us."

    Actually, I'm an American citizen who is of Polish, Dutch, and German descent.

    "It’s quite clear the majority of white Americans, even with the ballot box stuffed full of foreign ringers and with millions of fraudulent votes counted for Hillary"

    Dear, that's Fake News.

    "still voted against this by voting for what Trump was actually campaigning on."

    "A nation is a people, and neither you nor any of these other invasives are part of my people even in the broadest sense of the word."

    We are one of the same, as Americans, some of whom happen to be white, or black, or Hispanic, or Asian, or Native American. That is the majority view. Honey, it's no longer 1955.
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  56. Iris says:

    To AuthenticJazzMan

    Constantly mentioning you “Mensa qualification” to underpin your weak arguments irresistibly brings to mind a funny popular French saying: “Culture is like jam, the less you have, the more you spread it”.

    (“La culture c’est comme la confiture, moins on en a, plus on l’etale”).

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  57. Corvinus says:
    @Anon

    YOU share no “peoplehood”.
     
    Way to be exclusive there, Corvy.

    Btw, isn't it Islamophobic to complain about a "caliphate"?

    “Btw, isn’t it Islamophobic to complain about a “caliphate”?”

    Haven’t you gotten the memo? There is observably no such thing as Islamophobia, racism, sexism, or anti-Semitism. And, of course, how can we forget about all of those bogus “hate hoaxes”.

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    how can we forget about all of those bogus “hate hoaxes”
     
    But you haven't, surely?
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  58. Corvinus says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike
    "But for millions of your white American brethren, they would say this land is my land, my land is your land."

    Wrong.

    If you're going to lecture Americans about what they are, I suggest not referring to the lyrics of a song that celebrates communism, which were written by a communist.

    “If you’re going to lecture Americans about what they are…”

    Radical and leftist, assuredly. Communist? No. Furthermore, the song carries significant weight with the American people.

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    You're doubling down with a 12. Woody Guthrie was a communist. The song celebrates communism. IIRC it was written as a rebuke to God Bless America. It's theme reflects nothing but the pipe dreams of "Imagine no possessions" goofballs like yourself.

    But I'll tell you what, go find the nearest slice of federally owned property, jump the fence while singing:

    There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
    Sign was painted, it said private property;
    But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
    This land was made for you and me.[

    And explain to the G-men who detain you about the significant weight that silly song carries. I bet they set you free on the spot.
    , @Anon

    Communist? No.
     
    Educate yourself.
    https://monthlyreview.org/2011/05/01/woody-guthrie-redder-than-remembered/
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  59. Corvinus says:
    @Saxon
    You are a subversive alien parasite who simply wants to continue bloodsucking us. It's quite clear the majority of white Americans, even with the ballot box stuffed full of foreign ringers and with millions of fraudulent votes counted for Hillary, still voted against this by voting for what Trump was actually campaigning on. Don't try to pretend your view is the majority of whites in America. It's not. Mine is.

    A nation is a people, and neither you nor any of these other invasives are part of my people even in the broadest sense of the word.

    “You are a subversive alien parasite who simply wants to continue bloodsucking us.”

    Actually, I’m an American citizen who is of Polish, Dutch, and German descent.

    “It’s quite clear the majority of white Americans, even with the ballot box stuffed full of foreign ringers and with millions of fraudulent votes counted for Hillary”

    Dear, that’s Fake News.

    “still voted against this by voting for what Trump was actually campaigning on.”

    “A nation is a people, and neither you nor any of these other invasives are part of my people even in the broadest sense of the word.”

    We are one of the same, as Americans, some of whom happen to be white, or black, or Hispanic, or Asian, or Native American. That is the majority view. Honey, it’s no longer 1955.

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    ** it’s no longer 1955 **

    Only delusional people celebrate that.
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  60. renfro says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    " And yet no one has ever heard of you except your audience here at unz"

    How do you know this, are you all-knowing?

    "Mensa" : So what, is this verboten.

    "Airborne" So what, hundreds of thousands of guys went through jump school at FT Benning, is this something unique.

    "Speaks a dozen languages" I never made such a claim, however I do speak, read and write three : English, German and Italian.

    "World traveler" So what, there are indeed such individuals, and just how do you know that I do not fit into this category.

    "Genius Jazz player" . There are such individuals , quite a few in fact, and how do you know whether or not I fit in into this category.

    "Married three times" So what , guess you never heard of Artie Shaw.

    You probably won't understand this but when I was a kid in Michigan we had an expression for wise-guys like yourself and that being : Jive.

    "The offer to get you help still stands" = GFY

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    How do you know this, are you all-knowing?

    Yep, I know everything…I’m a know-it-all. ..lol

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  61. @Corvinus
    "If you’re going to lecture Americans about what they are..."

    Radical and leftist, assuredly. Communist? No. Furthermore, the song carries significant weight with the American people.

    You’re doubling down with a 12. Woody Guthrie was a communist. The song celebrates communism. IIRC it was written as a rebuke to God Bless America. It’s theme reflects nothing but the pipe dreams of “Imagine no possessions” goofballs like yourself.

    But I’ll tell you what, go find the nearest slice of federally owned property, jump the fence while singing:

    There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
    Sign was painted, it said private property;
    But on the back side it didn’t say nothing;
    This land was made for you and me.[

    And explain to the G-men who detain you about the significant weight that silly song carries. I bet they set you free on the spot.

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    The song celebrates Americanism, an ode to its people and to its workers.

    Very much like this tune. You really should help your own children learn our heritage rather than teach them outright lies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZQl6XBo64M

    , @Elspeth Whittaker
    I am pleased to meet an individual who is still obsessed with communism. It is like thawing out Ötzi the ice man and getting his viewpoint on the Neanderthal threat.

    Current international consensus is completely unconcerned with old-time communist questions of ownership of the means of production. Communism is US state propaganda, the lamest part of their controlled opposition. The real threat to US statist doctrine, which your Washington propaganda ministry conceals from you, is the human right to peace and to development.

    Two revolutionary movements emerged from the philosophy of Emmmanuel Kant. Each took an element of Kantian philosophy and ran with it. Communism started with the antinomies, refracted through Hegel's dialectic. Human rights took the categorical imperative. Communism burned out more than two decades ago. Human rights is going from strength to strength. No one opposes it but Washington bureaucrats. Do you know anything about it, Oetzi? You should.
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  62. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    "Btw, isn’t it Islamophobic to complain about a “caliphate”?"

    Haven't you gotten the memo? There is observably no such thing as Islamophobia, racism, sexism, or anti-Semitism. And, of course, how can we forget about all of those bogus "hate hoaxes".

    how can we forget about all of those bogus “hate hoaxes”

    But you haven’t, surely?

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  63. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    "If you’re going to lecture Americans about what they are..."

    Radical and leftist, assuredly. Communist? No. Furthermore, the song carries significant weight with the American people.
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    The article repeatedly states that he was a radical, a man who had read Marx and wrote songs inspired by socialism. That is other than surprising.
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  64. Corvinus says:
    @Anon

    Communist? No.
     
    Educate yourself.
    https://monthlyreview.org/2011/05/01/woody-guthrie-redder-than-remembered/

    The article repeatedly states that he was a radical, a man who had read Marx and wrote songs inspired by socialism. That is other than surprising.

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    Evidently you failed to read it. My apologies.
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  65. Corvinus says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike
    You're doubling down with a 12. Woody Guthrie was a communist. The song celebrates communism. IIRC it was written as a rebuke to God Bless America. It's theme reflects nothing but the pipe dreams of "Imagine no possessions" goofballs like yourself.

    But I'll tell you what, go find the nearest slice of federally owned property, jump the fence while singing:

    There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
    Sign was painted, it said private property;
    But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
    This land was made for you and me.[

    And explain to the G-men who detain you about the significant weight that silly song carries. I bet they set you free on the spot.

    The song celebrates Americanism, an ode to its people and to its workers.

    Very much like this tune. You really should help your own children learn our heritage rather than teach them outright lies.

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  66. Ace says:

    ** the Assad regime has regularly slaughtered its own citizens with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, artillery barrages, and (sometimes Russian) air strikes, destroying neighborhoods, hospitals, schools, markets, you name it. **

    Pathetic.

    Over 500,000 civilians have been killed in this war for which the U.S. is directly responsible. Without our arming, training, supplying and otherwise supporting al Qaida and ISIS the insurrection instigated by foreigners in 2011 would have been over in three weeks. The U.S. relies on the Saudis to support Syrian head choppers and sees ISIS as a strategic asset.

    The United Kingdom, our precious ally, has also armed terrorists in Syria.

    The U.S. has trained al-Qaida scum in Jordan and supported ISIS with an attack on the SAA SW of Deir ez-Zor which we said was a “mistake.”

    Tens of thousands of nutcase, loser jihadis have flooded into Syria to depose the “brutal dictator” Assad.

    With this in mind, the Syrian Arab Government and the people of Syria are supposed to lay down their arms and not fight for their country because our ghastly “Coalition” thinks they should? What do you think happens in war, fool, especially war in urban areas?

    The chemical weapons usage in E. Ghouta, Khan Sheikhoun, and Douma are bogus. Hospitals are hit because the jihadi scum locate their command posts and ammunition stores in them in the hope they will not be bombed. Urban areas are bombed and struck by artillery because there are ISIS killers in them and the only civilians left there are the families of the ISIS killers. Regime-friendly civilians get out of battlefields when they can but sometimes they are prevented from leaving by sniper and mortar fire from the jihadis. What do you think U.S. artillery did to Raqaa and Mosul? But it’s ok if the U.S. pours massive artillery fire into an urban area with no knowledge of the location of civilians. A war crime if the SAA uses artillery in urban areas.

    Here’s a video of a bomb delivered by a Syrian jet as well as a supposed “barrel bomb” dropped from a chopper. By an amazing coincidence, the bombs are dropped on the heads of jihadis not civilians.

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  67. The honorable Engelhardt,
    With all due respect I have a few comments and questions and please try to answer the questions as best as you can.
    1. Bashar Al-Assad killing its own people by thousands and thousands by using drums of chemical on them them. How do you know that? Do you have any supporting docs to your claim? Isn’t it a bit extremist to say that?
    2. My thought and then question to you. Why do you think Mattis was hired by Trump into his new job as the SoD? Was he responsible for creating and training of ISIS in the desert between Iraq and Syria so they can do his dirty work in both Iraq and Syria and in return giving Mattis an opportunity to reduce his forces in Iraq as desired by prez Obama? Isn’t this a bit extremist to think this way?
    3. You probably know about this one. Did Mattis remove the remainder of the ISIS forces following their devastating defeat from the Russian, Iranian, and Iraqi forces and transfer them to Afghanistan? Isn’t that a bit extremist?
    4. Are the transferred ISIS forces to Afghanistan awaiting an order to attack Iran? Of course there must be a reason to supply them with food and new arms and allowing them to practice their new war tactics on the innocent wedding attendees? Isn’t it a bit extremist to think this way?

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  68. While at it I have another question:
    With having close to 800 small and large military bases around the globe, is this a true definition of the new-colonialism? The forces are necessary to protect resources from the other scavengers including the real owners.

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    At least you have the honesty of describing the USA as a scavenger.
    , @Hilarious occupant
    to : Ahwazi

    Hahahahahaha , you logic is so hilarious , Ahwazi, habibi . Of course the 800 plus yankee bases around the world are NOT neocolonial , hahahhahahaha , they are just occupant troops , they are just occupation troops .

    Get your occupation troops out ot Europe , get out , you cowboys , go back to Hollywood .
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  69. @L.K
    You would still be in error though... US imperialism and unnecessary foreign wars go back at least to the late 19th Century, what with the Spanish American war...

    As US Marine General, Smedley Butler, wrote in War is a Racket:

    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
     

    I’m too lazy to try to find what exactly I wrote.
    I of course know about the Spanish war, and the first Pearl Harbour in the port of Havana in 1898.
    Why you do not mention the 1820 or 1830 Monroe Doctrine, I do not know.
    Or the attack on Japan in 1843.
    And of course, before 1840 or so there was no idea of extending the USA to the Pacific.
    Nevertheless, from 1918 until 1940 the USA did not wage foreign wars, that is, not anything important, in my remembrance.

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  70. @Monty Ahwazi
    While at it I have another question:
    With having close to 800 small and large military bases around the globe, is this a true definition of the new-colonialism? The forces are necessary to protect resources from the other scavengers including the real owners.

    At least you have the honesty of describing the USA as a scavenger.

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  71. junktex says: • Website

    ” Take the recent charges that the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad used outlawed chemical weapons in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, that country’s capital, killing families and causing havoc. Whether that specific act proves to have been as advertised or not, there can be no question that the Assad regime has regularly slaughtered its own citizens with chemical weapons, barrel bombs, artillery barrages, and (sometimes Russian) air strikes, destroying neighborhoods, hospitals, schools, markets, you name it. All of this adds up to a set of extreme acts of the grimmest kind. And such acts could be multiplied across significant parts of the planet, ranging from the Myanmar military’s brutal ethnic-cleansing campaign against that country’s Rohingya minority to acts of state horror in places like South Sudan and the Congo. In this sense, our world certainly doesn’t lack either extreme thinking or the acts that go with it”
    BULLSHIT. Those charges against Assad have been proven to be lies propagated by yhe controlled MSM/Deep State/neocons.Indeed they are the architects of Chaos in this increasingly unstable world.

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  72. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    The article repeatedly states that he was a radical, a man who had read Marx and wrote songs inspired by socialism. That is other than surprising.

    Evidently you failed to read it. My apologies.

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    I read it clearly and concisely. You are choosing to make it appear as something different than what was written.

    The article repeatedly states that he was a radical, a man who had read Marx and wrote songs inspired by socialism.
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  73. @MikeatMikedotMike
    You're doubling down with a 12. Woody Guthrie was a communist. The song celebrates communism. IIRC it was written as a rebuke to God Bless America. It's theme reflects nothing but the pipe dreams of "Imagine no possessions" goofballs like yourself.

    But I'll tell you what, go find the nearest slice of federally owned property, jump the fence while singing:

    There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
    Sign was painted, it said private property;
    But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
    This land was made for you and me.[

    And explain to the G-men who detain you about the significant weight that silly song carries. I bet they set you free on the spot.

    I am pleased to meet an individual who is still obsessed with communism. It is like thawing out Ötzi the ice man and getting his viewpoint on the Neanderthal threat.

    Current international consensus is completely unconcerned with old-time communist questions of ownership of the means of production. Communism is US state propaganda, the lamest part of their controlled opposition. The real threat to US statist doctrine, which your Washington propaganda ministry conceals from you, is the human right to peace and to development.

    Two revolutionary movements emerged from the philosophy of Emmmanuel Kant. Each took an element of Kantian philosophy and ran with it. Communism started with the antinomies, refracted through Hegel’s dialectic. Human rights took the categorical imperative. Communism burned out more than two decades ago. Human rights is going from strength to strength. No one opposes it but Washington bureaucrats. Do you know anything about it, Oetzi? You should.

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    Not quite. Obama left office only a little over a year ago. His childhood mentor was an undercover member of the CPUSA. He started his career in the living room of two communist terrorists. His closest adviser in the White House was V. Jarrett whose father, father-in-law, and grandfather were communists, and he and Jarrett hired the communist Van Jones for the WH staff.

    Merkel was a communist functionary in the GDR and her father was trusted enough by the regime to be able to travel to the West. Probably Stasi. Angela hired Anetta Kehane to ride herd on hate speech in Germany, she being the former Stasi informant. China is still ruled by the CCP.

    Bill Clinton's presidential campaign was saved by an emergency infusion of cash from the Indonesian James (?) Riady with ties to Chinese intelligence. Mitch McConnell has some very odd relationships with the Chinese. He's not a communist but, lo, the CCP has bought itself a great deal of influence at the upper levels of the U.S. government.

    Communism, contrary to your belief, is hardly a "yesterday" happening.

    The same poisonous way of thinking is alive and well elsewhere in the world. You're right that the forms have faded away but is the reality still there? Cultural Marxism was a refinement on the strategy to destroy bourgeois culture but all that changed was the strategy.

    Check out Trevor Loudon's KeyWiki for information about red hot commie activism in the U.S. Being a commie in the U.S. is a great way for blacks and anti-whites to express and advance their hatred and stupidity.

    I don't know what you mean by "human rights" but it sounds like something right out of the Frankfurt School, something air fairy set up in opposition to constitutional governance and the rule of (specific) law. In short, leftist drivel that they (you?) make up as they go along with never so much as a hand wave in the direction of law. Human rights = good; Western law and culture = racism, sexism, colonialism, "capitalism," patriarchy, nationalism.

    P.S. There are conservatives who think the Soviet Union's collapse was just a deception operation. That seems ludicrous even to me.

    , @Authenticjazzman
    " Communism started with the antinomies refracted through Hegel's dialectic".

    Nothing of value for was ever "refracted" from/through Hegel, as he was a confused lunatic who's "teachings" amounted to nothing more than moronic Rube Goldberg jabberwocky.

    I can vividly recall a telling incident some thirty years ago in the library of the musicology institute ( Musikwissenschaftliches Institut) at Heidelberg university ( Hegel taught there, years prior ) , anyway I had stumbled upon a treatise of his , Hegel's, on the "aesthetics" of music, which I was trying, with no success, to make sense of, so I took it into the admin office , in which a group of academics were sitting around smoking pipes and playing the intellectual role, and one of them, with a tweed jacket, said " Geben sie es mir, ich habe einen Doktor in Philosophie" : Give it to me I have a Doctor title in philosophy, which I did and he proceeded to peruse said pamphlet, for at least a half an hour, and then returning it to myself with the declaration of "Ich habe keine Ahnung was er sagen will" : I have no clue as to what he is trying to express.

    Hegel was BS artist such as the gros of the so-called "philosophers" of the era of "enlightenment", a con-artist who was mentored by the ditzy, incestuous "Fürsten", on the grounds that His/their "teachings" were too complicated for themselves and the peasants to grasp and therefore they, the writings, must be true and monumental.

    Freud , and Marx fit perfectly into this category, and the catastrophic results of their "Teachings" are more than evident. The only one who offered anything of true value was Descartes.

    The pseudo- science of psychology having wraught untold harm and and suffering upon the hapless human species.

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

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  74. oxymorons says:

    https://russia-insider.com/en/tragic-pc-future-america/ri23439

    moslem fundamentalism and protestant fundamentalism are quite similar .

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    Fundamentalists of all flavors are quite similar. Seizing on one "principle" or two to explain everything is pretty dumb, whatever it says on the t-shirt. Some people even believe that minuscule amounts of human-generated CO2 means the end of life as we know it on the planet.
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  75. @Monty Ahwazi
    While at it I have another question:
    With having close to 800 small and large military bases around the globe, is this a true definition of the new-colonialism? The forces are necessary to protect resources from the other scavengers including the real owners.

    to : Ahwazi

    Hahahahahaha , you logic is so hilarious , Ahwazi, habibi . Of course the 800 plus yankee bases around the world are NOT neocolonial , hahahhahahaha , they are just occupant troops , they are just occupation troops .

    Get your occupation troops out ot Europe , get out , you cowboys , go back to Hollywood .

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  76. neilineg says:

    I stopped reading when the writer said ‘thought experiment’. I would never publish an article based on a ‘thought experiment’. Before for that, the writer used one argument fallacy after another. one, appeal to emotions, ‘children’, ‘wedding’, ‘innocent’. second, ‘there is no doubt’, that zion/MIC latest victim, demonized as ‘hitler’ [yawn], did this crime or that. but, the writer does NOT give one example in his laundry list of things the demonized victim supposed did, from ‘wmd’ to etc. – because he doesn’t know of one example. having visited syria on more than one occasion, I would refuse to publish this writer’s slander, libel, this zion projecting. maybe some readers would be interested to know, that before obama and hillary started the muslim brotherhood/saudi ‘arab spring’, when I visited syria I saw no crime, no immoral behavior, no police, no soldiers, heard no complaints. christians were protected.

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  77. Ace says:
    @Elspeth Whittaker
    I am pleased to meet an individual who is still obsessed with communism. It is like thawing out Ötzi the ice man and getting his viewpoint on the Neanderthal threat.

    Current international consensus is completely unconcerned with old-time communist questions of ownership of the means of production. Communism is US state propaganda, the lamest part of their controlled opposition. The real threat to US statist doctrine, which your Washington propaganda ministry conceals from you, is the human right to peace and to development.

    Two revolutionary movements emerged from the philosophy of Emmmanuel Kant. Each took an element of Kantian philosophy and ran with it. Communism started with the antinomies, refracted through Hegel's dialectic. Human rights took the categorical imperative. Communism burned out more than two decades ago. Human rights is going from strength to strength. No one opposes it but Washington bureaucrats. Do you know anything about it, Oetzi? You should.

    Not quite. Obama left office only a little over a year ago. His childhood mentor was an undercover member of the CPUSA. He started his career in the living room of two communist terrorists. His closest adviser in the White House was V. Jarrett whose father, father-in-law, and grandfather were communists, and he and Jarrett hired the communist Van Jones for the WH staff.

    Merkel was a communist functionary in the GDR and her father was trusted enough by the regime to be able to travel to the West. Probably Stasi. Angela hired Anetta Kehane to ride herd on hate speech in Germany, she being the former Stasi informant. China is still ruled by the CCP.

    Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign was saved by an emergency infusion of cash from the Indonesian James (?) Riady with ties to Chinese intelligence. Mitch McConnell has some very odd relationships with the Chinese. He’s not a communist but, lo, the CCP has bought itself a great deal of influence at the upper levels of the U.S. government.

    Communism, contrary to your belief, is hardly a “yesterday” happening.

    The same poisonous way of thinking is alive and well elsewhere in the world. You’re right that the forms have faded away but is the reality still there? Cultural Marxism was a refinement on the strategy to destroy bourgeois culture but all that changed was the strategy.

    Check out Trevor Loudon’s KeyWiki for information about red hot commie activism in the U.S. Being a commie in the U.S. is a great way for blacks and anti-whites to express and advance their hatred and stupidity.

    I don’t know what you mean by “human rights” but it sounds like something right out of the Frankfurt School, something air fairy set up in opposition to constitutional governance and the rule of (specific) law. In short, leftist drivel that they (you?) make up as they go along with never so much as a hand wave in the direction of law. Human rights = good; Western law and culture = racism, sexism, colonialism, “capitalism,” patriarchy, nationalism.

    P.S. There are conservatives who think the Soviet Union’s collapse was just a deception operation. That seems ludicrous even to me.

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    Ace, chapeau, you are right on the money

    AJM " Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz artist.
    , @Elspeth Whittaker
    Ace. Sigh. Barack Obama was the son of a Kenyan CIA agent recruited from Mboya's airlift to skulk around CIA's happy hunting ground, the East-West Center. His Grandma Toot was a CIA money-launderer. His mom Ann Dunham was a so-called economic hitman under USAID official cover during the CIA coup against Sukarno and subsequent genocide (of... wait for it... commies!)

    Obama was a CIA spy brat just like GW Bush, only at a less exalted level. His mom's CIA connections got him a student vacay with the future acting president of Pakistan at a time when you or lonesome commies could not get in there, or get out with your head attached. You know, of course, that the guy who greased him into Harvard and onto the law review was the bagman of that notorious atheist commie, Saudi princeling Al-Waleed bin Talal, Brennan's Mooslim asshowe buddy. Obama worked for CIA NOC sinecure BIC, for chrissakes, the cutouts who purged Gough Whitlam for CIA. His girlfriend Genevieve Cook was the daughter of the DCI's Australian opposite number.

    So stop it with this commie crap. No one with a 3-digit IQ falls for it anymore. Obama was a CIA spy brat. If you really want to keep parroting GOP-dupe oppo with a straight face, come back when you can rebut the work of Andrew Krieg, Wayne Madsen, or any halfway-connected investigator of this stuff.

    Now then. You don't know what human rights means, but that doesn't stop you from pulling a world cosmic theory out your ass based on what it "sounds like," because... leftists. Does that make you more convincing, Do you think? No, it does not. It makes you sound like a bingo guy at the VA home.
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  78. Ace says:
    @oxymorons
    https://russia-insider.com/en/tragic-pc-future-america/ri23439

    moslem fundamentalism and protestant fundamentalism are quite similar .

    Fundamentalists of all flavors are quite similar. Seizing on one “principle” or two to explain everything is pretty dumb, whatever it says on the t-shirt. Some people even believe that minuscule amounts of human-generated CO2 means the end of life as we know it on the planet.

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  79. Ace says:
    @Saxon

    the officials he appointed went to work to transform the very refugees we had such a hand in creating into terrifying bogeymen, potentially the most dangerous and extreme people on the planet, and then turned to the task of ensuring that none of them would ever arrive in this country. Doesn’t that seem like an extreme set of acts and responses?
     
    No, Tom. It seems like normal behavior from people who aren't ethnomasochists. I'm not some kind of -phobic with an irrational fear if I want my descendants to not live in a wartorn country they may eventually end up suffering a total genocide at the hands of these "widows and orphans" (read: military-aged males who think European lands are up for grabs and will be theirs in the future).

    You see, the normal person who voted for Trump wanted what his surface-level politics during the campaign trail were about. Not the stuff he's actually been doing which no one voted for (yes, democracy is a bad system with no accountability,) but the stuff he talked about. The end to this neoliberal insanity which you support most of. If you really cared so much about the environment, you wouldn't be for mass migration. If you really cared about minimizing conflict, you wouldn't be for mass migration since migration is the same as war in its effects and eventual outcome.

    It is not some arbitrary preference that I want a territory maintained for my kind and not invaded by unending migration of alien peoples whom we are poked, prodded, pressured, coerced and forced to miscegenate ourselves out of existence with by social engineers bent on a European genocide, which they are beginning to get louder and louder with their intent on with each passing year and the constant gloating that they think "in the future, there won't BE any white people! and that's a good thing!"

    The reason we care more about these terrorist attacks on our soil is that we expect them to do as they do in their own countries, but the glaring fact is the people doing this in our countries aren't us, and never will be us. They are interlopers we didn't invite in; they were invited in from the top down with no consent.

    Speaking of which, people own weapons in the US because they can and because they don't trust their government. Given what that government has done for the last 50+ years, why should they? People in other countries would do the same were they not such totalitarian nightmare states crushing down on their native population, like in Britain. Speaking of bogeymen by the way, you want to pin this all on Trump when the material conditions for much of what you wring your hands about existed well before he even announced his run. Criticize the fact that he isn't doing what he was elected to do. Don't try to concoct some lame duck grand narrative that he caused all of these problems, because he didn't.

    The reason America is becoming "extreme" is because it's no longer a real, solvent country. No longer a nation--a coherent people with real, concrete commonalities. It is many people vying for power and handouts and patronage, many of whom share nothing in common at all. I share no peoplehood with Africans, Arabs, Mestizos and a host of others who've been flooded in over the last several decades and have transformed the country into something it manifestly as per the census data was not just decades back.

    Superb comment.

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  80. Ace says:
    @jacques sheete
    So now it's blame it all on "da Muzzies," hunh?

    Pretty funny stuff. Sick, but funny.

    BTW, would you be so dear as to supply us with something more substantial than your obviously degenerate opinion?

    Jacques blurts out something.

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    Islam, as a religion, was revealed around 610 A.D., and existed for 1400 years without so called "Islamic terrorism".

    Until 9/11.
    9/11, with its pending questions, dubious narrative and ever expanding geopolitical consequences.

    So, may be you are not as smart an "Ace" as you describe yourself.
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  81. @Elspeth Whittaker
    I am pleased to meet an individual who is still obsessed with communism. It is like thawing out Ötzi the ice man and getting his viewpoint on the Neanderthal threat.

    Current international consensus is completely unconcerned with old-time communist questions of ownership of the means of production. Communism is US state propaganda, the lamest part of their controlled opposition. The real threat to US statist doctrine, which your Washington propaganda ministry conceals from you, is the human right to peace and to development.

    Two revolutionary movements emerged from the philosophy of Emmmanuel Kant. Each took an element of Kantian philosophy and ran with it. Communism started with the antinomies, refracted through Hegel's dialectic. Human rights took the categorical imperative. Communism burned out more than two decades ago. Human rights is going from strength to strength. No one opposes it but Washington bureaucrats. Do you know anything about it, Oetzi? You should.

    ” Communism started with the antinomies refracted through Hegel’s dialectic”.

    Nothing of value for was ever “refracted” from/through Hegel, as he was a confused lunatic who’s “teachings” amounted to nothing more than moronic Rube Goldberg jabberwocky.

    I can vividly recall a telling incident some thirty years ago in the library of the musicology institute ( Musikwissenschaftliches Institut) at Heidelberg university ( Hegel taught there, years prior ) , anyway I had stumbled upon a treatise of his , Hegel’s, on the “aesthetics” of music, which I was trying, with no success, to make sense of, so I took it into the admin office , in which a group of academics were sitting around smoking pipes and playing the intellectual role, and one of them, with a tweed jacket, said ” Geben sie es mir, ich habe einen Doktor in Philosophie” : Give it to me I have a Doctor title in philosophy, which I did and he proceeded to peruse said pamphlet, for at least a half an hour, and then returning it to myself with the declaration of “Ich habe keine Ahnung was er sagen will” : I have no clue as to what he is trying to express.

    Hegel was BS artist such as the gros of the so-called “philosophers” of the era of “enlightenment”, a con-artist who was mentored by the ditzy, incestuous “Fürsten”, on the grounds that His/their “teachings” were too complicated for themselves and the peasants to grasp and therefore they, the writings, must be true and monumental.

    Freud , and Marx fit perfectly into this category, and the catastrophic results of their “Teachings” are more than evident. The only one who offered anything of true value was Descartes.

    The pseudo- science of psychology having wraught untold harm and and suffering upon the hapless human species.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

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    Authenticjazzman , congratulations for your comment , very interesting .

    And I would question even Descartes , his famous phrase I think so I exist ( je pense donc je suis ) puts rationalism , ( not rationality ) above any other human aspect . Up to Descartes prevailed the classic Roman sentence : Living is thinking , or in order to live you have to think , which is superior to Descartes` sentence . You need to eat ,drink , reproduce , interact , feel ,think .... Descartes impoverished the more holistic and realistic prevailing Roman paradigm .
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  82. @Ace
    Not quite. Obama left office only a little over a year ago. His childhood mentor was an undercover member of the CPUSA. He started his career in the living room of two communist terrorists. His closest adviser in the White House was V. Jarrett whose father, father-in-law, and grandfather were communists, and he and Jarrett hired the communist Van Jones for the WH staff.

    Merkel was a communist functionary in the GDR and her father was trusted enough by the regime to be able to travel to the West. Probably Stasi. Angela hired Anetta Kehane to ride herd on hate speech in Germany, she being the former Stasi informant. China is still ruled by the CCP.

    Bill Clinton's presidential campaign was saved by an emergency infusion of cash from the Indonesian James (?) Riady with ties to Chinese intelligence. Mitch McConnell has some very odd relationships with the Chinese. He's not a communist but, lo, the CCP has bought itself a great deal of influence at the upper levels of the U.S. government.

    Communism, contrary to your belief, is hardly a "yesterday" happening.

    The same poisonous way of thinking is alive and well elsewhere in the world. You're right that the forms have faded away but is the reality still there? Cultural Marxism was a refinement on the strategy to destroy bourgeois culture but all that changed was the strategy.

    Check out Trevor Loudon's KeyWiki for information about red hot commie activism in the U.S. Being a commie in the U.S. is a great way for blacks and anti-whites to express and advance their hatred and stupidity.

    I don't know what you mean by "human rights" but it sounds like something right out of the Frankfurt School, something air fairy set up in opposition to constitutional governance and the rule of (specific) law. In short, leftist drivel that they (you?) make up as they go along with never so much as a hand wave in the direction of law. Human rights = good; Western law and culture = racism, sexism, colonialism, "capitalism," patriarchy, nationalism.

    P.S. There are conservatives who think the Soviet Union's collapse was just a deception operation. That seems ludicrous even to me.

    Ace, chapeau, you are right on the money

    AJM ” Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz artist.

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    Thank you, AJM.
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  83. Iris says:
    @Ace
    Jacques blurts out something.

    Islam, as a religion, was revealed around 610 A.D., and existed for 1400 years without so called “Islamic terrorism”.

    Until 9/11.
    9/11, with its pending questions, dubious narrative and ever expanding geopolitical consequences.

    So, may be you are not as smart an “Ace” as you describe yourself.

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    The slaughter of 80,000,000 Indians in the Islamic conquest of the subcontinent might possibly have seemed like "Islamic terrorism" to the victims. I know. Absurd thought.

    Too, it's hard to see how Muslims are squeamish about terror in the light of this:

    • Bukhari:V4B52N220 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.’”

    And doesn't the word "assassin" have its source in Muslim practices?

    Muslim slavers terrorized the Mediterranean world and even roamed as far as Ireland and, I think, Scandinavia. It would terrorize any normal person to have to live as a Muslim slave.
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  84. Ace says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    Ace, chapeau, you are right on the money

    AJM " Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz artist.

    Thank you, AJM.

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  85. Ace says:
    @Iris
    Islam, as a religion, was revealed around 610 A.D., and existed for 1400 years without so called "Islamic terrorism".

    Until 9/11.
    9/11, with its pending questions, dubious narrative and ever expanding geopolitical consequences.

    So, may be you are not as smart an "Ace" as you describe yourself.

    The slaughter of 80,000,000 Indians in the Islamic conquest of the subcontinent might possibly have seemed like “Islamic terrorism” to the victims. I know. Absurd thought.

    Too, it’s hard to see how Muslims are squeamish about terror in the light of this:

    • Bukhari:V4B52N220 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.’”

    And doesn’t the word “assassin” have its source in Muslim practices?

    Muslim slavers terrorized the Mediterranean world and even roamed as far as Ireland and, I think, Scandinavia. It would terrorize any normal person to have to live as a Muslim slave.

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    The Assassins were a very heterodox sect who were even willing to ally with Crusaders on occasion, they weren't that bad for the period.

    Muslims have had "problems" with terroristic practices for a long time, of course, but I think the 80M figure is probably exaggerated, though the reality is certainly pretty horrific.
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  86. Ace says:
    @Corvinus
    "You are a subversive alien parasite who simply wants to continue bloodsucking us."

    Actually, I'm an American citizen who is of Polish, Dutch, and German descent.

    "It’s quite clear the majority of white Americans, even with the ballot box stuffed full of foreign ringers and with millions of fraudulent votes counted for Hillary"

    Dear, that's Fake News.

    "still voted against this by voting for what Trump was actually campaigning on."

    "A nation is a people, and neither you nor any of these other invasives are part of my people even in the broadest sense of the word."

    We are one of the same, as Americans, some of whom happen to be white, or black, or Hispanic, or Asian, or Native American. That is the majority view. Honey, it's no longer 1955.

    ** it’s no longer 1955 **

    Only delusional people celebrate that.

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  87. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ace
    The slaughter of 80,000,000 Indians in the Islamic conquest of the subcontinent might possibly have seemed like "Islamic terrorism" to the victims. I know. Absurd thought.

    Too, it's hard to see how Muslims are squeamish about terror in the light of this:

    • Bukhari:V4B52N220 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.’”

    And doesn't the word "assassin" have its source in Muslim practices?

    Muslim slavers terrorized the Mediterranean world and even roamed as far as Ireland and, I think, Scandinavia. It would terrorize any normal person to have to live as a Muslim slave.

    The Assassins were a very heterodox sect who were even willing to ally with Crusaders on occasion, they weren’t that bad for the period.

    Muslims have had “problems” with terroristic practices for a long time, of course, but I think the 80M figure is probably exaggerated, though the reality is certainly pretty horrific.

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  88. spoon gag says:

    The US media underplays muslim involvement in terrorist attacks actually. When those freaks in London ran into pedestrians on London Bridge, CNN hopped to it and rounded up some muslims and bused them to various locales in the city to stage “peaceful protests.” They were filmed by a by-standard directing where everyone should stand and how to hold the signs that CNN provided. Sick

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  89. @Ace
    Not quite. Obama left office only a little over a year ago. His childhood mentor was an undercover member of the CPUSA. He started his career in the living room of two communist terrorists. His closest adviser in the White House was V. Jarrett whose father, father-in-law, and grandfather were communists, and he and Jarrett hired the communist Van Jones for the WH staff.

    Merkel was a communist functionary in the GDR and her father was trusted enough by the regime to be able to travel to the West. Probably Stasi. Angela hired Anetta Kehane to ride herd on hate speech in Germany, she being the former Stasi informant. China is still ruled by the CCP.

    Bill Clinton's presidential campaign was saved by an emergency infusion of cash from the Indonesian James (?) Riady with ties to Chinese intelligence. Mitch McConnell has some very odd relationships with the Chinese. He's not a communist but, lo, the CCP has bought itself a great deal of influence at the upper levels of the U.S. government.

    Communism, contrary to your belief, is hardly a "yesterday" happening.

    The same poisonous way of thinking is alive and well elsewhere in the world. You're right that the forms have faded away but is the reality still there? Cultural Marxism was a refinement on the strategy to destroy bourgeois culture but all that changed was the strategy.

    Check out Trevor Loudon's KeyWiki for information about red hot commie activism in the U.S. Being a commie in the U.S. is a great way for blacks and anti-whites to express and advance their hatred and stupidity.

    I don't know what you mean by "human rights" but it sounds like something right out of the Frankfurt School, something air fairy set up in opposition to constitutional governance and the rule of (specific) law. In short, leftist drivel that they (you?) make up as they go along with never so much as a hand wave in the direction of law. Human rights = good; Western law and culture = racism, sexism, colonialism, "capitalism," patriarchy, nationalism.

    P.S. There are conservatives who think the Soviet Union's collapse was just a deception operation. That seems ludicrous even to me.

    Ace. Sigh. Barack Obama was the son of a Kenyan CIA agent recruited from Mboya’s airlift to skulk around CIA’s happy hunting ground, the East-West Center. His Grandma Toot was a CIA money-launderer. His mom Ann Dunham was a so-called economic hitman under USAID official cover during the CIA coup against Sukarno and subsequent genocide (of… wait for it… commies!)

    Obama was a CIA spy brat just like GW Bush, only at a less exalted level. His mom’s CIA connections got him a student vacay with the future acting president of Pakistan at a time when you or lonesome commies could not get in there, or get out with your head attached. You know, of course, that the guy who greased him into Harvard and onto the law review was the bagman of that notorious atheist commie, Saudi princeling Al-Waleed bin Talal, Brennan’s Mooslim asshowe buddy. Obama worked for CIA NOC sinecure BIC, for chrissakes, the cutouts who purged Gough Whitlam for CIA. His girlfriend Genevieve Cook was the daughter of the DCI’s Australian opposite number.

    So stop it with this commie crap. No one with a 3-digit IQ falls for it anymore. Obama was a CIA spy brat. If you really want to keep parroting GOP-dupe oppo with a straight face, come back when you can rebut the work of Andrew Krieg, Wayne Madsen, or any halfway-connected investigator of this stuff.

    Now then. You don’t know what human rights means, but that doesn’t stop you from pulling a world cosmic theory out your ass based on what it “sounds like,” because… leftists. Does that make you more convincing, Do you think? No, it does not. It makes you sound like a bingo guy at the VA home.

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  90. Corvinus says:
    @Anon
    Evidently you failed to read it. My apologies.

    I read it clearly and concisely. You are choosing to make it appear as something different than what was written.

    The article repeatedly states that he was a radical, a man who had read Marx and wrote songs inspired by socialism.

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    Sigh. Please tell me what the third initial in USSR stands for again.

    concisely

     

    That word ... I do not think it means what you think it means. I wonder of what portion of the English language that is true?
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  91. ism says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    " Communism started with the antinomies refracted through Hegel's dialectic".

    Nothing of value for was ever "refracted" from/through Hegel, as he was a confused lunatic who's "teachings" amounted to nothing more than moronic Rube Goldberg jabberwocky.

    I can vividly recall a telling incident some thirty years ago in the library of the musicology institute ( Musikwissenschaftliches Institut) at Heidelberg university ( Hegel taught there, years prior ) , anyway I had stumbled upon a treatise of his , Hegel's, on the "aesthetics" of music, which I was trying, with no success, to make sense of, so I took it into the admin office , in which a group of academics were sitting around smoking pipes and playing the intellectual role, and one of them, with a tweed jacket, said " Geben sie es mir, ich habe einen Doktor in Philosophie" : Give it to me I have a Doctor title in philosophy, which I did and he proceeded to peruse said pamphlet, for at least a half an hour, and then returning it to myself with the declaration of "Ich habe keine Ahnung was er sagen will" : I have no clue as to what he is trying to express.

    Hegel was BS artist such as the gros of the so-called "philosophers" of the era of "enlightenment", a con-artist who was mentored by the ditzy, incestuous "Fürsten", on the grounds that His/their "teachings" were too complicated for themselves and the peasants to grasp and therefore they, the writings, must be true and monumental.

    Freud , and Marx fit perfectly into this category, and the catastrophic results of their "Teachings" are more than evident. The only one who offered anything of true value was Descartes.

    The pseudo- science of psychology having wraught untold harm and and suffering upon the hapless human species.

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    Authenticjazzman , congratulations for your comment , very interesting .

    And I would question even Descartes , his famous phrase I think so I exist ( je pense donc je suis ) puts rationalism , ( not rationality ) above any other human aspect . Up to Descartes prevailed the classic Roman sentence : Living is thinking , or in order to live you have to think , which is superior to Descartes` sentence . You need to eat ,drink , reproduce , interact , feel ,think …. Descartes impoverished the more holistic and realistic prevailing Roman paradigm .

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  92. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    I read it clearly and concisely. You are choosing to make it appear as something different than what was written.

    The article repeatedly states that he was a radical, a man who had read Marx and wrote songs inspired by socialism.

    Sigh. Please tell me what the third initial in USSR stands for again.

    concisely

    That word … I do not think it means what you think it means. I wonder of what portion of the English language that is true?

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  93. Che Guava says:
    @jilles dykstra
    " This subject came to my mind recently thanks to a story I noticed about another extreme wedding slaughter "

    Better late than never.
    How long it is ago that a Malaysian president spoke to mainly western diplomats, and asked the question 'who are the terrorists, those who, at 17 km height push buttons in B-52's, or those who give their lives on the ground ?', I do not remember.
    The diplomats left during the speech.

    UN expert on human rights De Zaya's wanted, suppose he does not live any more, Great Britain and the USA persecuted for bombing German cities in WWII, just killing women, children and old men.
    Dresden is the best known example, alas it is not known that even small towns as Anklam were bombed.
    And then, when began all this ?

    Churchill saw the genocide in what is N Afghanistan as a necessary act.
    And of course the Muslim religion was to blame.
    Winston Churchill, ‘The Story of the Malakand Field Force’, 1898, 2004, New York
    Ian Hernon, 'Britain's Forgotten Wars, Colonial Campaigns of the 19th Century', 2003, 2007, Chalford - Stroud
    The last book also describes this genocide, but one of the most bloody massacres described is against the Sikh army.

    Jilles.

    Malaysia does not have, and never has had, a president. The head of state is the yang di pertuan agong, usually rendered as ‘king’, but not exactly the same.

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  94. Allan says:
    @jacques sheete

    The Caliphate of Trump
     
    Bravo! The author is the winner of the Sheete Prize for Inane and Asinine Titles. This has to be the dumbest title for anything I've ever seen.

    Even calling it the Rabbinate of Trump would be somewhat more accurate.

    What kind of ass is the author to insult caliphs by associating Trump with their positions?

    “Tom Engelhardt is…” “…a fellow of the Nation Institute”. So, he’s a professional propagandist for totalitarianism, which has developed an interesting fondness for Muslims such as those poor “Rohingya”. Think of him as a potential ally for you.

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  95. WHO CARES? — the author wants us to equate the death of Americans with the death of Muslims…

    NO – NO — NO – NOT even remotely the same.

    WE ARE AT WAR — we are witnessing the end of Western Civilization at the hands of 3rd world DEBRIS…. YES …. DEBRIS…..

    I would say animals… but I love animals…

    I would rather we carpet bomb the entire Middle East .. with the help of the Israelis…. than wait for the mass migration as these feral populations burst their borders.

    Africa, Asia, India, The Middle East…. I want em all gone…. I don’t want to look into their dying faces. I don’t want to get to know their personal grief or loss…. I just want a planet WITHOUT THEM.

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