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John Gunther Dean, now 92, and a former American ambassador to five countries, has long maintained that Israel was behind his attempted assassination on August 28, 1980, in a suburb of Beirut, which was attributed to a rightwing Lebanese group. Dean and his wife and daughter and son-in-law were in a motorcade and narrowly escaped serious injury.

Dean said that he was targeted because he was doing something regarded as antithetical to Israel’s interest: consulting with the Palestine Liberation Organization and its head, Yasser Arafat, at a time when such contacts were the third rail in US politics. He was also outspokenly critical of Israeli attacks on Lebanon.

A new book offers backing to Dean’s claim. But while that book has been highly-publicized, the question of whether Israel attacked our ambassador has gotten no attention in the press. That is not a surprise; for Dean has asserted that the case itself was never thoroughly investigated by the U.S. government.

Let’s begin this story where I first heard about it, from historian Remi Brulin’s twitter thread on May 30:

“On August 28, 1980, the three-car motorcade of John Gunther Dean, the American Ambassador to Lebanon, was attacked on the motorway by several assailants armed with automatic rifles as well as light anti-tank weapons or LAWs. The ambassador and his wife escaped unscathed.

“This attack is in RAND’s ‘terrorism’ database. Entry states that ‘responsibility for attack was later claimed by the Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners, a shadowy right-wing group.’ Various media outlets at the time reported on FLLF taking credit for the attack…

“Over the years Ambassador Dean has repeatedly argued that Israel was behind the August 1980 attempt on his life. In a n interview for the Oral History Project in September 2000, he explained how the Lebanese Intelligence services had managed to retrieve the empty canisters of two of the light anti-tank weapons (LAWs) that had been used during the attack on his motorcade and, during raiding a house by the intersection where the assault had taken place, found 8 more. Dean collected the numbers on the 10 missiles & sent them to Washington to be traced.

“Three weeks (and one angry phone call) later, the US Ambassador finally learned ‘where the light anti-tank weapons came from, where they were shipped to, on what date, who paid for them, and when they got to their destination.’

“The LAWs had been manufactured in the US and ‘were sold and shipped to Israel in 1974.’ In this interview, Dean further states that he “did find out a great deal about this incident’ over the following years, and calls this assassination attempt ‘one of the more unsavory episodes in our Middle Eastern history’ and ends by noting that ‘our Ambassador to Israel, Sam Lewis, took up this matter with the Israeli authorities.’

“Dean concludes: ‘I know as surely as I know anything that Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, was somehow involved in the attack. Undoubtedly using a proxy, our ally Israel had tried to kill me.’ [Haaretz covered Dean’s claim, made in his 2009 autobiography; so did The Nation]

“All of this has been known for years, although it is very rarely discussed in the US media. When discussed, Dean’s assertions/accusations are dismissed as conspiracy theories.

“In January however, a book was published that appears to reinforce the plausibility of Dean’s position. The book is Ronen Bergman’s Rise and Kill First. It has received rave reviews in the US press, and its author has been interviewed countless times since the book was published. The book focuses on Israeli ‘targeted assassinations’ and it contains one truly remarkable revelation.

“In 1979, [Rafael] Eitan and [Meir] Dagan [both brass in the Israel Defense Forces] created the Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners, and ran that fictitious group from 1979 to 1983. In 1981 and 1982, Ariel Sharon used that Front to conduct a series of indiscriminate car bombings that killed hundreds of civilians.

“The objective of this massive ‘terrorist’ car bombing campaign was to ‘sow chaos’ amongst the Palestinian & Lebanese civilian population” and, in 1981-82, to provoke the PLO into resorting to ‘terrorism,’ thus providing Israel with an excuse to invade Lebanon.

“The FLLF operation is described in great details in Bergman’s book. His account is based solely on first hand accounts from Israeli officials involved in the operation or who were aware of it at the time. It is also described in detail in my article here [in Mondoweiss in May: The remarkable disappearing act of Israel’s car-bombing campaign in Lebanon or: What we (do not) talk about when we talk about ‘terrorism’].

“As I show in this article, not a SINGLE review of Bergman’s book in the US media has mentioned the FLLF operation. Nor has it been mentioned in a SINGLE of the countless interviews he has given on the topic over the last few months. The US media has thus been fully silent about the fact that Israeli officials directed a major & fully indiscriminate car bombing campaign that killed 100s of civilians in Lebanon. This silence also means that the US media has failed to notice the possible implications of this revelation about the Dean case.

“Bergman himself does not mention the assassination attempt against Dean. But we know that the FLLF took credit for this attack at the time. That Dean’s own investigation pointed to Israel & to its Lebanese proxies. And we now know that the FLLF was CREATED and RUN by Israel.

“None of this is absolutely conclusive, of course. Nonetheless, this topic might warrant investigation from US journalists (who might also want to write about the FLLF car bombing campaign, ie about Israeli officials resorting to ‘terrorism.’”

Brulin subsequently added this important comment:

Bergman does note on several occasions in his book that he is not allowed to write and talk about a lot of the operations that his sources talked to him about. I wonder if this FLLF operation vs Dean is one of those.

Let us add some details and context. Dean was born to a Jewish family in Germany in 1926 and escaped the Holocaust to the United States in 1938, later graduating from a Kansas City high school. It goes without saying that being ambassador to five countries, Cambodia, Denmark, Lebanon, Thailand and India, is a stellar career in foreign service.

I reached out to Dean and did not hear from him, but in his oral history, the ambassador says that the attack was a “horrible experience” that scarred his daughter.

The road at that stretch was wide and a Mercedes car was parked below a small hill overlooking the road. As we turned, our convoy took 21 rifle bullets and two grenades anti-tank fired against the car I was in. My wife threw herself on top of me and said: “Get your head down” because I was trying to look out and was stunned by the “fireworks”. When you have these light anti-tank weapons (LAWs) explode, there are a lot of sparks and explosions. The two LAWs fired at my car bounced off the rear of the car. I also noticed that on the window of my armored car there were some shots all very well centered where I was sitting, but they had not penetrated because the plastic windows were bullet-proof.

In his autobiography Danger Zones, Dean says he urged the State Department to investigate, but: “No matter how hard I tried, I could not get a straight answer from the State Department about what the U.S. had discovered in its investigations… I was simply told to resume my duties as ambassador. That was not so easy when I learned what the Lebanese intelligence agency found out [using the numbers on the weapons].”

Dean says he was clearly understood to be an enemy of Israel because on repeated occasions he had publicly condemned Israel’s attacks on Lebanon’s borders and air space, a stance the State Department usually did not take.

Scurrilous attacks on me in the Israeli Knesset and the Israeli press just prior to the assassination attempt indicate that the Israeli authorities were unhappy with the activist role I played in Lebanon, defending Lebanese sovereignty and maintaining an active relationship with the PLO–the very policies I was given to pursue by the president of the United States. The venomous talk in the Israeli Knesset by the right-wing parties portrayed me as a tool of the Palestinians. Because I was willing, even eager, to talk with all the factions in Lebanon’s civil war, I was suspected of being anti-Israel.

Dean said he had a “close working relationship” with the PLO– including calling on Yasser Arafat to help broker the release of 13 of 66 American hostages held by Iranians in Tehran in November 1979, those 13 being the women and African-Americans. “On a number of occasions the PLO helped me to get Americans released… American authorities considered the PLO a valid interlocutor for discussing ways of finding a nonmilitary solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

At that time, the PLO was verboten in official policy circles. Andrew Young was forced to resign as Jimmy Carter’s ambassador to the U.N. in 1979 after the Israelis leaked the fact that he had met with a representative of the PLO. In 1977, Ted Koppel and Marvin Kalb wrote a thriller that turned on a US official having a supersecret meeting with a fictitious Palestinian group, and it leaking and the official being charged with betraying Israel. In 1976, the dissident Jewish peace group Breira came apart after Wolf Blitzer, who was at the time also working for the Israel lobby group AIPAC, reported in the Jerusalem Post that Breira members had met with PLO officials.

Dean had a reputation for being free-thinking in Washington circles. In 1988, when Dean was ambassador to India, Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq died in Pakistan when his plane was sabotaged. Dean maintained that Israel was behind the assassination because it did not want Pakistan to obtain nuclear weapons, which it was then developing. Dean’s speculation was based in part on the fact that pro-Israel congressmen (Stephen Solarz and Tom Lantos) had visited him in New Delhi and pressed him to support Israel’s ally India over Pakistan and to seek to thwart Pakistan’s path toward nukes.

“The more I pushed for answers, the more officials from the Reagan administration pushed back,” he wrote. Within a year, Dean, 63, retired amid official questions about his sanity under “strain.” “The department’s first thought was to send me to an asylum.” Instead he was sent to Switzerland for “recuperation,” he writes in his autobiography. “This was the kind of technique that the Stalinist regime used to silence its critics in the Soviet Union.”

Ronen Bergman’s new book on the Israeli assassination and terrorism campaign contains no reference to the John Gunther Dean attack. I asked him via a twitter message why he had left it out, noting that his revelation about Israeli security officials establishing the Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners gives credence to Dean’s claim. He did not respond.

The Israeli investigative reporter is now working for the New York Times, and lately reported in the Times on the killing of a Syrian rocket scientist in a car bomb attack in northwestern Syria on the night of August 4, evidently by Israel.

P.S. The US government has had a miserable record of investigating known Israeli attacks on Americans– on the USS Liberty in 1967 and Rachel Corrie in 2003.

Thanks to Donald Johnson.

(Republished from MondoWeiss by permission of author or representative)
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  1. sarz says:

    Good to see Dean being taken seriously after so long in the wilderness.

    The throwaway line about Dean, a Jew, being born in Germany and escaping the Holocaust when his family went to America in 1938, is a bit much, but serves to remind us what a challenge it is for those of Tribal consciousness such as friend Weiss, to hew to the truth when the opposing lie is so consequential.

    • Replies: @Gerald Goldberg
  2. Anonymous [AKA "Moyl"] says:

    Wow, Zionazis suck at this. They tried and failed to blow up Truman too.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  3. When a critical mass of humanity at long last understands the awful truth about these genocidal Jews, well, let’s just say playing their VictimCard is going to backfire. Big time.

    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
  4. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Killing those they deem a problem is SOP for Apartheid Israel. Whether it’s four Gazan kids playing on the beach or Gazan fishermen, fishing in the small portion of the Med Israel has confined them to, or peace activists bringing much needed food and medical supplies to Gaza, or various public figures –anyplace in the world–that don’t click their heels together, give the Roman salute and declare Israel to be fantastic, and not guilty of all its crimes, it’s those nasty Muzzies, don’t you know.

    Israel has committed so many crimes against humanity and war crimes, one would need a calculator to add them all up.

    This murderous activity will not only continue, but get slowly worse, as long as it has America’s f*ck-proof backing at the UN and continually waves the worn-out Holocaust and anti-Semite cards.

    Israel needs to be brought to heel and taught to act civilized, before that 70 yo spoiled brat accidentally sets off WWIII.

    • Agree: Johnnie Walker Read
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  5. Blackdawg says:

    Articles like this make it so difficult to be an intelligent, conscious American. To be forced to watch as your country becomes more and more in thrall to such a despicable tribe of psychos.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jake
    , @Squarebeard
  6. Akbar Ali says:

    Drip, drip, drip…..

    Drip, drip, drip…..

    Drip, drip, drip…..

    Akbar Ali

  7. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:

    Only one chosen people have ever provided the salvation needs of America.

    “We worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.” John 4:22

    So we just have to tolerate their antics, warts and all. Our eternal lives depend on them. Don’t rock the boat if you want to live forever in heaven.

  8. There is no need to read the article.
    The list of persons who died through accidents, murders, suicides, where the deaths of these persons were beneficial to Israel, is so long that nobody in his right mind can believe in coincidence.
    In any separate death there is doubt, about the whole list there can be no reasonable doubt that Israel was responsible for at least a part of these deaths.
    The names that come to my mind, there was a website where the murders attributed to Perez were specified, but it does not seem to exist any more:
    Bernadotte, here no doubt at all, Hammarskjöld, Palme, Anna Lyndh, the man supposed to be Rudolf Hess, Diana, Ferdinand Smit, Arafat, Barschel, Möllemann, Maxwell, Kennedy.
    Then there are the 3000 Sept 11 victims.
    I just mention the story of the eradicating of children in Israel of sephardic parents, by calling them in for medical examination, killing them with a high dosis of X, Röntgen, rays, not instantly, of course.
    Of course, there is not proof, and I really do not know if it is true.
    If the Mossad bombings in Arabic cities in jewish quarters caused victims, I do not know.
    These bombings had the objective of making jews leave for Israel.
    According to Talmudic rules a jew is only to be punished for killing a gentile if the murder endangers the jewish community.

  9. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:
    @Greg Bacon

    God is in control of his Chosen People who have provided salvation from eternal hellfire to American citizens, so just sit back, you can’t do anything against God anyway.

  10. @Anonymous

    Interesting that British Foreign Secretary Bevin also got a bomb letter, Abba Eban hated him:
    Abba Eban, ‘An Autobiography’, 1977, New York

    • Replies: @Alden
  11. @Anonymous

    “So we just have to tolerate their antics, warts and all. Our eternal lives depend on them. Don’t rock the boat if you want to live forever in heaven.”
    My life on this planet consist of more than “sitting on my blessed assurance” while the racist morons known as “Jews” destroy any and everything worth holding sacred. I don’t give a shit what it says in some book. You are being played my friend, and need to wake the hell up! You can continue to “spread the other cheek”, or you can try and save what remains.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  12. Jake says:

    Anglo-Saxon Puritanism: Judaizing heresy that was the final and most essential piece in the formation of WASP culture. WASP culture is the fruit of Judaizing heresy. Therefore, WASP culture will spread pro-Jewish culture and politics wherever it goes.

    The Brit Empire was the largest and wealthiest empire in world history. It spread Judaizing culture and politics worldwide, as the stance of the Elite. The US has continued that.

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

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  13. Mike P says:
    @jilles dykstra

    I agree. If there is one country that has forfeited its right to the presumption of innocence, it is Israel.

  14. Jake says:

    As ‘American’ now, and perhaps since Appomattox Courthouse, means to be one who supports, adores, reverences, the imperial fruits of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism (in its naturally secularized form), and WASP culture being the fruit of Judaizing heresy cannot help but deliver its peoples into the grinders of Jewish designs, all decent people should be anything blindly pro-American.

    If you mean by ‘American’ the Basket of Deplorables: well. we always have been the worthwhile part of the country. But we always have been hated by the WASP Elite, which makes certain that the true WASP lower orders always act to harm us.

  15. This what the satanic Zionists do, they kill and destroy people and nations , they are wreckers and plunderers and have enslaved the U.S. and Europe and have destroyed the Mideast, all for the satanic Zionist NWO.

    Proof of the Zionist control of the U.S. is their attack on 911 that killed some 3000 Americans and Israel and the Zionist controlled deep state got away with it and every thinking American knows that Israel did it and now they are out to destroy Russia , God help us survive this satanic cabal.

    • Replies: @prusmc
  16. @jilles dykstra

    The “three thousand September 11 victims” are imaginary. Most of them were in imaginary planes and the rest would have been in buildings that were already 66% vacant with the remaining 17,000 tenants evacuated before the demolitions proper, after the warning explosions, began. Get clear and separate what you have been hypnotized to believe with what you know to be true, otherwise you will never wake up.

    • Replies: @Herald
  17. prusmc says: • Website
    @Desert Fox

    I find it hard to shed any tears for Rachel Corte or for that matter the new flavor of the day: Mollie Tibbits.
    BTW Ms Ocasio Cortes has stopped talking about the injustice inflicted on Palestinians by the Israelis.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  18. @Anonymous

    in that heaven…my salvation associated with those ashkanazes..chosenites?


    that is one reason I am not dead yet..that somehow I may end up in that ‘heaven’ with the chosenites. what a freakish possibility and potential. I am stunned in consideration of it

    no way in hell would I chose that ‘heaven.’ there must be a choice if that is in the offing at death..a choice between that ‘heaven’ option and absolute oblivion for eg. even a third option… of hell itself.

    I would not be keen on hell but oblivion would be nice..absolute unconscious peace.

    there is absolutely no way I am going to go where the ashkanazes are. god would be an idiot to try to get me there. IT would not be able to. to live conscious, in eternity, in an ashkanaze zone of influence is an absolutely horrendous possibility, and totally out of the question

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  19. Buckwheat says:

    There must be a reason why almost every country in the world hates the Jews. I say let Israel sink or swim on their own dime. Not one more penny of my taxpayer dollars to these parasites.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Anonymous
  20. @sarz


    Foreword — Daat Emet

    For a long time we have been considering the necessity of informing our readers about Halacha’s real attitude towards non-Jews. Many untrue things are publicized on this issue and the facts should be made clear. But recently, we were presented with a diligently written article on the subject, authored by a scholar from the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva — so our job was done by others (though we have already discussed some aspects of this issue in the weekly portions of Balak and Matot; see there). Since there is almost no disagreement between us and the author of the article on this issue, we have chosen to bring the article “Jews Are Called ‘Men’” by R’ David Bar-Chayim (in Hebrew) so that the reader will be able to study and understand the attitude of the Halacha towards non-Jews.

    In this article R’ Bar-Chayim discusses the attitude towards “Gentiles” in the Torah and in the Halacha and comes to an unambiguous conclusion:

    “The Torah of Israel makes a clear distinction between a Jew, who is defined as ‘man,’ and a Gentile.”

    That is to say, any notion of equality between human beings is irrelevant to the Halacha. R’ Bar-Chayim’s work is comprehensive, written with intellectual honesty, and deals with almost all the aspects of Halachic treatment of non-Jews. It also refutes the statements of those rabbis who speak out of wishful thinking and, influenced by concepts of modern society, claim that Judaism does not discriminate against people on religious grounds. R’ Bar-Chayim shows that all these people base their constructs not on the Torah but solely on the inclinations of their own hearts. He also shows that there are even rabbis who intentionally distort the Halachic attitude to Gentiles, misleading both themselves and the general public.

    For the English readers’ convenience we will briefly mention the topics dealt with in R’ Bar-Chayim’s article:


    1. Laws in regard to murder, which clearly state that there is Halachic difference between murder of a Jew and of a Gentile (the latter is considered a far less severe crime).

    2. A ban on desecrating the Sabbath to save the life of a Gentile.

    3. A Jew’s exemption from liability if his property (e. g. ox) causes damage to a Gentile’s property. But if a Gentile’s property causes damage to a Jew’s property, the Gentile is liable.

    4. The question of whether robbery of a Gentile is forbidden by the Torah’s law or only by a Rabbinic decree.

    5. A ban on returning a lost item to a Gentile if the reason for returning it is one’s sympathy towards the Gentile and compassion for him.

    6. The sum which a Gentile overpays in a business transaction due to his own error is forfeit; whether a Jew is permitted to intentionally deceive a Gentile is also discussed.

    7. One who kidnaps a Jew is liable to death, but one who kidnaps a Gentile is exempt.

    8. A Jew who hurts or injures a Gentile is not liable for compensation of damage, but a Gentile who hurts a Jew is liable to death.

    9. One who overcharges a Gentile ought not return him the sum that the Gentile overpaid.

    10. A Gentile — or even a convert to Judaism — may not be appointed king or public official of any sort (e. g. a cabinet minister).

    11. One who defames a female proselyte (claiming that she was not virgin at the time of her marriage) is liable to neither lashes nor fine.

    12. The prohibition to hate applies only to Jews; one may hate a Gentile.
    13. One may take revenge against or bear a grudge towards Gentiles; likewise, the commandment “love your neighbor” applies only to Jews, not to Gentiles.
    14. One who sees Gentile graveyards should curse: “Your mother shall be greatly ashamed…”

    15. Gentiles are likened to animals.

    16. If an ox damaged a Gentile maidservant, it should be considered as though the ox damaged a she-ass.
    17. The dead body of a Gentile does not bear ritual impurity, nor does a Gentile who touches the dead body of a Jew become impure — he is considered like an animal who touched a dead body.
    18. One is forbidden to pour anointing oil on a Jew, but there is no ban on pouring that oil on a Gentile because Gentiles are likened to animals.
    19. An animal slaughtered by a Gentile is forbidden, even if the ritual slaughter performed was technically correct, because Gentiles are deemed like animals. (Daat Emet does not agree that this is the Halachic reason for invalidating a Gentile’s ritual slaughter — but this is not the place to delve into the subject).
    20. Their members are like those of asses” — Gentiles are likened to animals.
    21. Between the Jews and the Gentiles — In the Aggadah, the Kabbalah, and in Jewish Thought

    R’ Bar-Chayim’s arguments and conclusions are clear, Halachically accurate, and supported by almost all the existent major Halachic works. It would be superfluous to say that R’ Bar-Chayim fully embraces this racist Halachic outlook as the word of the Living G-d, as he himself pointed out in the “Conclusion” of his article: “It is clear to every Jew who accepts the Torah as G-d’s word from Sinai, obligatory and valid for all generations, that it is impossible to introduce ‘compromises’ or ‘renovations’ into it.”

    On the other hand, we want to make it clear that Daat Emet — as well as any reasonable people who do not embrace Halachic laws as the word of the Living G-d — are repulsed by such evil, racist discrimination.

    In the Hebrew text we have abridged the second part of R’ Bar-Chayim’s article, “Between Jews and Gentiles — In the Aggadah, the Kabbalah, and in Jewish Thought,” because, in our view, the Halacha is the law which obligates every religious Jew while concepts of the Aggadah, the Kabbalah, and Jewish thought are not binding on anyone, as our rabbis have already written: “And so the Aggadic constructs of the disciples of disciples, such as Rav Tanchuma and Rabbi Oshaya and their like — most are incorrect, and therefore we do not rely on the words of Aggadah” (Sefer HaEshkol, Laws of a Torah Scroll, p. 60a); we have expanded on this issue in the portion of Vayeshev.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  21. Wally says:

    “Parasite” indeed. There’s no better word for it

    The True Cost of Parasite Israel
    Forced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers.:

    Fighting Israel’s Wars
    How the United States military has become Zionized:

    Pandering to Israel Has Got to Stop
    Pledges of loyalty to Israel are un-American:

    America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars:

    Jews & their leftist shills strongly support Israeli immigration laws which mandate JEWS ONLY … while they demand massive 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    The Knesset officially declares that Israeli democracy is for Jews only:

  22. @Anonymous

    You need to read the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah to see SANCTIFIED racism.


    I expected that everyone would easily recognize that all genocides were clearly wrong. But this is not the case. I am surprised to see that Jews defend their genocides and claim that they were justified. One of the reasons they offer is that the victims were so evil that they all deserved to be killed. Others said that the Israelites were in need of land, so God allowed them to conquer neighboring territories. And some even claim that anything God commands is morally right by definition and that we have no standing to question this or disobey his commands.

    It is really quite startling that these excuses are so similar to the justifications used by the perpetrators of genocide, like Bolsheviks, Nazis and Mao’s communists. The victims were simply unworthy of life, or they needed to acquire more territory for themselves, or they were just following orders. Even more unnerving is how indifferent these people are to the realities of genocide. They apparently have no problem with killing defenseless children and treating even infants as too evil to live. It’s like none of this seems real to them.

    But perhaps the most disturbing aspect is that of all the Jews I’ve discussed this with, not one of them has been willing to condemn their genocides. Not a single one. They have all tried to defend them.

    So, I’d like to issue a challenge to Jews. Can you acknowledge that genocide is wrong even if YOUR God commands it?

    Can you agree that genocide is never acceptable including the genocides of the Hebrew Bible?

    Are you capable as a Jew of condemning genocide without equivocation?

    If you refuse to condemn YOUR God’s genocides in the Hebrew Bible, then defend them. Just pick your favorite and tell us why you like it so darned much.

    Maybe you think it was especially cool that YOUR God burned people to death for complaining.

    Or that he sent fiery serpents to bite and kill people (again for complaining — this time about the lack of food and water). Just pick one and tell us why you love YOUR God so much for doing it.

    Why was the Holocaust bad, but a dozen holocausts in the Hebrew Bible are totally okay?

  23. @prusmc

    ‘…Ms Ocasio Cortes has stopped talking about the injustice inflicted on Palestinians by the Israelis.’

    Smart girl. She’s looking ahead.

    Sure, she’ll get in this November — but does she want to get re-elected in 2020?

  24. @Ben Sampson

    ‘…in that heaven…my salvation associated with those ashkanazes..chosenites?


    Don’t fret. I don’t buy into any of it in the first place — but you have to make your readings in the New Testament very selective to think that Jews are going to heaven.

    Here. The Jewish Virtual Library (of all places) has a nice page on Martin Luther’s rantings about the Jews. Therein, you will find lots of Luther’s references to the New Testament demonstrating that the Jews are damned, etc.

  25. Alden says:
    @jilles dykstra

    There were several attempts on Bevin.

  26. Alden says:

    Read A Passionate Attachment by George Ball.
    Ball was an undersecretary of state who opposed the control of American foreign policy by Israel. Like Forrestal he opposed the parasitic control of America by zionists.

  27. @Pat Kittle

    This is the story of the Jews, perfectly consistent, for five-thousand years.

    In the post-holocaust era it has been taboo to ask “Why?” Why have the Jews been hated everywhere and in every age?

    Mark Twain answered that question in clear, straightforward terms in his “Concerning the Jews”, back in 1899. (It’s an astonishing piece of work. The only example I have ever read of a perfectly ***FAIR*** treatment of a highly animus-charged issue. Such fairness goes beyond “rare”, to something approaching “unique in the human experience”.)

    In any event,… here we go again. The Jews are building their next holocaust. Raping the Palestinians and assaulting their “neighbors”, in full view of the world. (So that the world will have no sympathy, nor inclination to interfere, when the inevitable reaction descends upon Israel.) And subverting the US government, turning the US into Israel’s poodle/pit bull, victimizing and betraying the American people, in favor of Israel. (Kept from the American public’s awareness by Zionist influence — which is to say, control — of the media “narrative” dealing with Israel. That is, up until the internet broke the MSM control of “the narrative”.)

    The end of this story is perfectly predictable, and perfectly consistent with the five-thousand year record of the Jews leading up to today.

    • Replies: @Alden
  28. Anonymous[218] • Disclaimer says:

    Today’s the day for more of Jake’s Catholic humor: “WASP culture will spread pro-Jewish culture…

    “To the Jews ‘belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship…’”

    Catechism of the Catholic Church

  29. Anonymous[358] • Disclaimer says:

    Jews aren’t parasites, they’re productive team members as God’s Chosen People who have graciously brought Gentiles a superb salvation insurance plan. You didn’t expect to withhold fair payment for something so valuable, did you? You damn well owe the Jews something.

    “For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.” (Romans 15:27)

    • Replies: @APilgrim
    , @Druid
  30. Svigor says:

    Normally I’d pooh-pooh this because the supposed reasons he gives don’t seem like enough incentive to run the risk. But this is Jews we’re talking about, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s not to put much past them.

  31. Herald says:
    @ploni almoni

    So nobody died on 9/11, that’s really good news.

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  32. Alden says:
    @Jeff Davis

    Twain’s Life on the Mississippi has 2 sections. The first is the 1840s when he was a young pilot. The second is in the 1880s. There are some chapters on how the former slaves adjusted to earning a living and independence.

    The south was full of Jewish small store owners who cheated and overcharged blacks and made even more money as usurious money lenders to blacks. The situation was so bad that there was a movement to set up a network of co op stores. Wealthy non Jew Whites would provide initial funding and professional management.

    The co op stores never were established.
    Some of the Robert Penn Warren and other southern authors had bits about blacks figuring out that a 7 year 50 cents a week payment for a \$10.00 loan
    Was too much.

  33. Nefarious. Ruthless. Duplicitous. Diabolical.

    These words apply in equal measure to Israel as they do to our crypto-Zionist ‘mainstream media’ which dutifully covers-up Israeli vast criminality and sanitizes the Jewish state’s global network of spies, operatives, mercenaries and assassins.

    • Replies: @Talha
  34. I’ve had some of this grumbling in the back of my mind for a while now. This is with a constitutional solution to a amErica’s plight.

    I’m not an expert in law but I am aware that their are two main types of constitutional authority. One, the system derived from justinians code, holds the legislative body as the ultimate authority, is. Sovereignty. The other is the constitution as the source, hence the significance of supreme.e court justices appointments.

    What is required is a series of constitutional amendments: no one may hold office who has held another countries citizenship-elected or non-elected; campaign finance-(public purse like u.k. and Commonwealth); immigration.

    This is the endgame and we are not their yet but the tide is turning. Their is a growing g disgusf in America and Europe. Hymie has overplayed his hand and a long overdue shit-kicking is coming.

    We need to change some vocabulary: instead of cuck say ‘gelding’. Trust me, it will catch on. We need to reclaim the term racist. ‘Hey racist!’…’Yes siree, white is right’. This is just off the top of my head. I’m sure I can do better as can others.

    Assassinating people is SOP for these ‘people’. They are vermin.

    Oh yeah. With respect to media, what you do is declare it a public utility and throw the owners out on their ass. Amend constitution. Done. Fuck Zuckerberg and all the other liars. If you don’t like it fuck off to Israel. See how they love your diverse girlfriend there.

  35. Will says:

    I was following right up until the obligatory Holocaust plug under the guise of adding “context”. It never ends.

    Article guidelines:

    1. Plug Holocaust
    2. Plug Jew as Victim
    3. Plug Jew as Hero
    4. Plug Jew as champion of civil rights

  36. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Since you didn’t spell God this way G-d, you must be a Christian Zionist and not a Chosen One.

    Tell me, maybe I missed the announcement, but did God nullify that Commandment that says, “Thou Shalt not kill” or did he add a codicil that says, “Thou Shalt not Kill Jews, but Thou May endlessly slaughter Muslims?

    Or did he/she/it give an exemption to Israel?

    • Replies: @APilgrim
  37. Talha says:
    @mark green

    Shorter comment than usual, but surely hit the bulls eye! This article was an eye opener. So glad UNZ is around.


  38. APilgrim says:

    False, out-of-context, & misleading quotes of Scripture are very chickenshit.

    Romans Chapter 15: Verses 25-28, “But now I goe vnto Hierusalem, to minister vnto the Saints. For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia, to make a certaine contribution for the poore Saints which are at Hierusalem. It hath pleased them verely, and their detters they are. For if the Gentiles haue bene made partakers of their spirituall things, their duetie is also to minister vnto them in carnall things. When therefore I haue performed this, and hane sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spaine.”

    Saul of Tarsus, (AKA Apostle Paul) took up a collection for Christian Jews, in Jerusalem. Not for RANDOM Jews, in Jerusalem.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  39. APilgrim says:
    @Greg Bacon

    There is no such commandment.

    Murder is a violation of the laws of God & Man.

    Snuffing Muhammadans is virtuous.

    • Replies: @anon
  40. Anonymous[381] • Disclaimer says:

    False? Thou hath more hair than wit, and more faults than hairs.

    Out-of-context? Thou wert best set thy lower part where thy nose stands.

    Misleading? You speak unskilfully: or, if your knowledge be more, it is much darkened in your malice.

    Chickenshit? In civility thou seem’st so empty.

    It’s hilarious to hijack a Christian’s amydala by quoting just a single verse from the Jew Testament. Maybe a little Shakespeare will calm your nerves.

    P.S. I never said “random” like you implied. Calling me a liar is just your projection of your inner self onto me.

  41. @Herald

    You will be glad to know that millions died afterwards.

  42. Ivan says:
    @jilles dykstra

    The true blue Zionists have turned out to be the most insidious bunch of murderers the world has seen in a long time. I swallowed all the stories they put out about Lebanon at that time, when in reality there are no greater terrorists than the Zionists themselves.

  43. bjondo says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Naeim Giladi, “The Jews of Iraq”.
    Worth reading. Internet. Approx 20 pages

    Suggested to Phillip Weiss to interview Giladi before Giladi died. Not sure why Weiss didnt.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  44. anon[287] • Disclaimer says:

    That’s what you learn when you miss the school in 7 grade to smoke pot with your immediate family members .
    Keep on smoking . The aura around your head will adorn the Taliban and Syrian Gov Army much sooner than you would realize

  45. @Gerald Goldberg

    google ‘gentiles in halacha’ and you find a site in hebrew.
    In the upper left corner is an empty box, at the right side of this box you can switch to english, and read an article by three rabbi’s, arguing that judaism indeed is racist
    ” Just jews are human beings, non jews are animals looking like humans, because it would not be proper if jews were served by animals.”
    How many jews still believe things like this, no idea.

  46. @Anonymous

    Wrong, salvation comes from Jesus Christ. What John is referring to is that they were the first to hear the word of God.

  47. @Blackdawg

    Articles like this make it so difficult to be an intelligent, conscious American. To be forced to watch as your country becomes more and more in thrall to such a despicable tribe of psychos.

    It’s backasswards that intelligent and conscious Americans are not only reviled by psychopaths, lap dogs, water carriers and useful idiots beholden to imperial and Zionist ideologies but also by ordinary American citizens who, often unwittingly, let propagandists and “journalists” shape their thinking about politics in general and the United States’ relationship with Israel in particular.

    Sites like the Unz Review and Mondo Weiss indicate a growing number of people are tuning out the insidious BS of the mainstream media and thinking for themselves but the vast majority of Americans are still in thrall to the official versions of truth and reality as filtered through the news media. Calling out Israel and Zionists for their felonies against humanity in mainstream America will still get you marked as a pariah and, of course, and an “anti-semite.” You also, get mainly liberals these days, who are quick to point out censorship in places like China, but when Chairman Zuck and the those erstwhile defenders of liberty and freedom of speech, the CIA, shut down people and organizations for broadcasting opinions that challenge the official narrative they argue passionately that it is necessary to “save our democracy” and “curb hate speech.”

    I used to joke/predict years ago that we’d get soon people seriously arguing that “in order to safeguard democracy we have to accept limits to our freedom” and it seems that day has arrived. Many Americans have no problem holding contradictory, even mutually exclusive, beliefs and opinions and arguing their validity. Not that long ago talk about American society sliding into a 1984/Brave New World reality seemed hyperbolic and paranoid, today that era has arrived and there is no stuffing this demented genie back in the bottle. It is going to get a lot worse.

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