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In a surprise turn of events, last month U.S. President Donald J. Trump made the abrupt unilateral announcement that American troops would begin to withdraw from Syria. The unexpected decision provoked the wrath of the foreign policy establishment and bipartisan ‘war party’ in Washington who immediately denounced it as a premature, reckless move that would lead to a resurgence of ISIS. As anticipated, the Beltway blob also claimed it was another sign of Trump’s perceived untold allegiance to Russian President Vladimir Putin. None of the warmongers in Washington would dare admit that the real gains made against ISIS were by the Syrian army with Russian air support, let alone that their own policies were responsible for its manifestation. Sure enough, a suicide bombing in Kurdish-controlled Manbij killed four American personnel just a month later and Daesh, which has a history of taking credit for attacks perpetrated by others, immediately claimed responsibility. It is almost as if the strategic asset themselves did not desire an American pullback— could it be another ‘false flag’ to keep the war machine in Syria going?

The neocons within the administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, contradicted Trump’s statements on the pullout citing the need to ‘protect the Kurds’ before any such removal. The degree of sincerity behind Trump’s decision has drawn a range of speculation — is it a superficial appeasement of his base to whom he made ‘anti-interventionist’ pledges as a candidate, when the U.S. is conducting a bait-and-switch with no plans to really leave Syria? Perhaps Blackwater private contractors will be taking their place. If Trump is genuine, then his decision-making is being circumvented by the Pentagon who Pompeo and Bolton arguably have demonstrated more allegiance to than their Commander-in-Chief, as not a single U.S. soldier has left Syria since Trump stated his intentions. The ‘deep state’ strikes back.

Meanwhile, increasingly difficult to differentiate from the neocons are the ‘humanitarian interventionists’ of the Democratic Party. A recent poll by Politico and the marketing research firm Morning Consult indicates that 30% less Democrats than Republicans favor the removal of U.S. forces from Syria, while just as many are opposed to an end to the nearly two decade occupation of Afghanistan as well. For years, the American people have been sold a bill of goods that the U.S. has been divinely appointed as the world’s policeman in order to protect ‘human rights’ in sovereign states around the globe. Despite military aggression being its essential feature, such newspeak enables many self-declared progressives to support U.S. interventionism abroad. A quote attributed to comedian George Carlin comes to mind based on protest signs against the Vietnam War that read “fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”

The suffering of populations under governments deemed enemies of the United States, usually exaggerated or invented, is the go-to method of persuasion rallying support for such militarism. The liberal opposition to the troop withdrawal is a testament to the power of the Syria propaganda campaign where the lengths the West has gone to invert reality is without precedent. Since the conflict began, mainstream reports of the war have repeated verbatim disinformation from dubious organizations that heavily favor the Syrian opposition, like the MI6-sponsored Syrian Observatory for Human Rights run by a single individual based in the UK that is somehow relied upon for ‘on the ground’ fact-gathering.

Even more sickening has been the media’s love affair with the Syrian Civil Defense, AKA the “White Helmets”, a shady organization purported by the yellow press to be neutral first-responders volunteering to save civilians. Anything but impartial, the White Helmets operate exclusively in opposition-controlled territory, specifically that of Tahrir al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front or al-Qaeda in Syria),while receiving tens of millions of dollars from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Some of its members may even be combatants themselves, splitting time between waging jihad and crisis acting as humanitarian aid workers. Founded by an ex-British intelligence officer and Blackwater-affiliated mercenary, they dispense staged footage of their activities to the fourth estate for circulation who invariably never bother to ask — what kind of search and rescue group travels everywhere they go with a movie crew ready for use? Disturbingly, the Netflix-produced “documentary” on the White Helmets even received an Academy Award and its members a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Recently, even the Western art sphere has gotten in on the act. Saudi soft power and the U.S. art elite have joined forces in a troubling alliance for a cultural campaign of disinformation aimed at U.S. art-going audiences. From this past October until January 13th, on view at the Brooklyn Museum in New York was the exhibition Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart, featuring the work of three contemporary artists centered on Syria’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. On the surface, the display championed the plight of the millions of displaced Syrian citizens who fled the conflict to both surrounding countries in the region and the West. Unfortunately, the showcase featured a heavily biased pro-opposition and Russophobic narrative while the enormous conflict of interest behind the organization and sponsorship of the exposition was undisclosed to visitors.The exhibit is one of several ventures organized by the Arab Art Education Initiative (AAEI), a huge project in collaboration with some of the wealthiest and most illustrious art institutions in New York City, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Columbia University. The AAEI’s anodyne endeavor is to “connect contemporary Arab culture with diverse audiences across the five boroughs of New York City, bringing together a coalition of artists and institutions to build greater understanding between the United States and the Arab world.” It may sound innocuous, but unmentioned in the gallery text is the Saudi government’s funding of the AAEI and visitors would have to look elsewhere to learn of the incompatibility between its stated aims and subsidies.

The primary donor to the AAEI is the arts initiative Edge of Arabia and its subsidiary the Misk Institute, an art-centered cultural diplomacy organization founded by none other than Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) himself. The AAEI’s program was organized in 2017 at the the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, also known as ‘Ithra’, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and was financially developed by its state-owned petroleum and gas enterprise, Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company. The initiative was anticipated to be a success until an inconvenient controversy suddenly stirred, though not by the abysmal human rights record of the gulf state theocracy or its ongoing war on Yemen that has killed tens of thousands in the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. No, the establishment and media were unmoved by those atrocities and saved their feigned concern about human rights for Syria.

It was only the untimely torture, killing, and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi of The Washington Post, allegedly ordered by MBS himself , at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey which unexpectedly embroiled the absolute monarchy in scandal and brought embarrassment to anyone connected to the dictatorship. In the aftermath of Khashoggi’s grisly murder, the dozens of political and financial figures who had championed MBS as a ‘reformer’ immediately began to distance themselves from the 33-year-old presumptive heir to the throne. Immediately, the museums involved in the AAEI’s program went into damage control mode, stating they would no longer be accepting Saudi funds in the wake of the fallout. However, it is unclear how this is even possible in the case of the Brooklyn Museum, considering Khashoggi was killed just a week prior to the exhibition debut and the entire coordination of the display was by the AAEI.

The art on view itself is a combination of ceramic artifacts from the Northern Syrian city of Raqqa dating back to the 13th century and modern three-dimensional sculptures depicting the refugee crisis. However, the artistic billing is misleading as the three artists featured are only loosely connected to Syria today— artist Mohamed Hafez was born in Damascus but raised in Saudi Arabia, designer Hassam Kourbaj has not lived in Syria since 1985 and is a UK-based artist, while the third — sculptor Ginane Makki Bacho, is Lebanese. The curators begin by reducing the enormously complex conflict to a single sentence for an explanation of its cause:

“”Today, a new generation of refugees seeks to escape Syria itself, after the regime of Bashar al-Assad used violence to put down pro-democracy protests and civil war broke out in 2011.”

Taking a cue from its House of Saud paymasters, according to the curatorial account it was the Syrian government’s enlarged response alone that transformed protests calling for democratic improvements into a sectarian, violent insurrection led by religious extremists denouncing Alawites and Shias as heretics to be forcibly converted or slaughtered. We are then supposed to believe a conflict where CIA operatives trained Syrian ‘rebels’ with weapons supplied by the Saudis, Israel, Turkey and the other Gulf monarchies at the cost of billions of dollars per year is a ‘civil war’, not a proxy war. Sure, some of the insurgency have been ‘moderate’ in the beginning, such as the short-lived Free Syrian Army composed of AWOL Syrian soldiers, but most quickly defected back to the government or became radicalized as the Islamist influence grew. Consequently, credulous museum visitors would have no idea the destabilization of Syria using religious-fundamentalist auxiliaries was carefully prepared by Pentagon strategists for decades and that most Syrians actually support Assad.

More interesting is the inclusion of the exhibit focus on Syria’s ethnic Circassian population, who allegedly discovered the medieval ceramics on display when they arrived in the Levant and present-day Syria following their expulsion from the North Caucasus to the Ottoman Empire after Tsarist Russia’s victory in the Caucasian Wars in 1864. Regrettably, the gallery text disingenuously attempts to draw a historical parallel between Circassians expelled from the Russian Empire in the 19th century to Syrian refugees fleeing the current war:

“”Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart recounts the changing stories of refugees in Syria over time — then and now — and places their differing experiences, a century apart, in a global context. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Syria gave shelter to refugees from Russia — ethnic Circassians, displaced by the Russian conquest of the Caucasus.”

If it isn’t completely obvious, the political implication is that the conflict in Syria is another case of ‘conquest’ by Moscow — or as Joseph Goebbels allegedly said, “accuse the other side of that which you are guilty.”

Circassians in the Army of the Levant during the French Mandate
Circassians in the Army of the Levant during the French Mandate

The war in Syria has given the West another opportunity to utilize propaganda to vilify Russia, including for the “Circassian question.” Circassian is an umbrella term for the interrelated language and cultures of the Kabardians, Cherkess, Adygs and Shapsug peoples of the North Caucasus region who are predominantly Sunni Muslim. There are actually twelve different Circassian tribes, but during the Soviet era the official designation was reduced to four groups. Many within the diaspora around the world have expressed their desire to eventually return to the region, including the 80–120,000 based in Syria. Some Circassians (or Adyghes) have unofficially labeled their mass deportation by the Russian Empire as a case of ethnic cleansing and even ‘genocide.’ The g-word is a heavily politicized term and for this reason in 2011 the parliament of the U.S. client state of Georgia under the puppet government of Mikheil Saakashvili made the declaration that the Russian Empire was guilty. Circassian nationalists who have advocated its qualification for their forced migration over a century ago have been exploited by anti-Russian neoconservative organizations in the West who represent the interests of oil conglomerates seeking to gain a monopoly on the more than \$4 trillion worth in oil beneath the Caspian Sea basin.In The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives,former National Security advisor and ex-board member of the Jamestown Foundation, Zbiegniew Brzezinski admitted:

“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia. For half a millennium, world affairs were dominated by Eurasian powers and peoples who fought with one another for regional domination and reached out for global power. Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia — and Americas global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained.”

The primary neocon organization tasked with destabilizing the Caucasus is the Jamestown Foundation, an NGO co-created by former CIA director William Casey in 1984 during the Reagan administration. Its original stated purpose was to assist defectors after high-ranking Soviet diplomats had turned traitor. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, like all outdated Cold War organizations it had to reinvent itself, though its objective remains the same — to undermine what anti-communist hardliners once labeled ‘captive nations’ behind the Iron Curtain. Most of the former Soviet republics were granted their independence, but one exception was the North Caucasus which remained within the Russian Federation to the dissatisfaction of the West which seeks a complete balkanization of post-Soviet Eurasia. Jamestown and other right-wing NGOs like the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya have spent the last thirty years stirring-up Wahhabist-oriented ethnic separatism in the region, which produced two wars in the Chechen Republic that only officially ended after the ascension of Vladimir Putin. Jamestown is the owner of several Eurasia-oriented publications such as Caucasian Knotwhich peddles anti-Russian propaganda to instigate secessionist turmoil.

Vladimir Lenin reputably once called the Russian Empire ‘a prison house of nationalities’. In the Soviet Union, to address the ‘national question’ the second chamber of the legislative body guaranteed representation for all of the different ethnic groups in the federation, including the more than 50 residing in the Caucasus. Those with social vestiges and low literacy rates like the Circassians were even provided preferential treatment by the People’s Commissariat for Education. Since the reinstatement of the free market in Eastern Europe, the U.S. has fomented separatist and nationalist causes across Eurasia and attempted to undo the progress made during the Soviet era. The neocon effort to exploit the Circassian issue is a pretext for advocating their repatriation to the region and use of them as a geopolitical chess piece.

This culminated in protests by Circassian nationalists against the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on the basis that the games would be taking place on top of the graves of their ancestors during the 150th anniversary of their exiling. Few would doubt the brutality of the Tsarist absolute monarchy, which was just one of the many reasons it was overthrown in the Russian Revolution. However, whether or not what happened over a century and a half ago to the Circassians, a nationality so culturally backwards their marriage practice consists of bride kidnapping, was genocide is irrelevant considering another infamous holocaust in the Caucasus perpetrated upon the Armenians by the Ottoman Turks is still unrecognized by the U.S. and Georgia to this day. Their deceitfulness could not be more obvious and the West has a long history of mobilizing the grievances of ethnic groups for its own political gain against Moscow.

To give it perspective, the U.S. interference in the Caucasus is akin to Moscow advocating separatism for the dozens of federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States, as well as independence for territories like Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Especially in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Washington would surely stand up to such outside meddling and any country which supported it. Nonetheless, the dangerous ideological myth of American exceptionalism permits the United States to support factionalism in Russia and other countries around the world to the detriment of international peace. The U.S. is already experiencing blowback from this interference with the Boston Marathon bombings, as suspected Chechen perpetrator Tamerlan Tsarnaev was reportedly radicalized at a Jamestown-sponsored program while traveling abroad in Tblisi, Georgia.

The Russian intervention was at the request of the Syrian government and unlike the American foray was not in violation of international law. Moscow’s participation turned the war back in Assad’s favor, from the liberation of Aleppo from al-Nusra to the defeat of ISIS in Palmyra and Deir ez-Zor. The close proximity of Russia to the Middle East coupled with the history of terrorism exported to the Caucasus by the Saudis made Russian involvement in Syria an obligation in order to prevent a resurgence of jihadist-led breakaway violence in its southern border region. One can argue over the degree of the bombing campaign to rescue areas under militant control, but what is indisputable is that today Syria’s many religious minority groups, including Circassians who generally support Assad, are back under the protection of a secular state that is tolerant of all sects. It surely would have ended up just like Libya as a lawless failed state overrun by salafists if Moscow hadn’t interceded, and the oil-rich Caucasus once again in danger of being fragmented.

Perhaps no issue has been more divisive in recent years than the war in Syria. The propaganda barrage has misled many into forgetting that we are still living in the highest stage of capitalism, imperialism, where to generate profits wealthier nations are driven to conquer others on a global scale in order to have dominion over their markets and subjugate the labor power within them. In this context, the national question takes center stage and so does defending the right of individual nations to self-determination, even if that country is under a government that is less than ideal. While no one can deny the extremism of the opposition at this point, instead of supporting Syria itself some have naively chosen to throw their support behind Kurdish nationalist militias in Northern Syria that have established an ‘autonomous federation’ based on a self-proclaimed ‘libertarian socialist direct-democracy’ style of government that it somehow reconciles with its participation in the U.S.-created Syrian Democratic Forces and permitting the occupation of nearly a dozen American military facilities in its territory. It is clear that the Kurds are being used as pawns to establish a Kosovo-like protectorate bound to U.S. interests in balkanizing Syria, and Rojava supporters on the Western left are suffering from what Lenin called an infantile disorder.

The establishments collaborating with the medieval Saudi regime in its artistic scheme are disguising their lucrative motivations as building bridges between civilizations. In the case of the Brooklyn Museum, a simulated concern for refugees which is liberal politics at its worst. The art world has long been tainted by the power structures it is situated in and the museums involved have allowed their space to be occupied by war propagandists in exchange for blood money from the military-industrial complex and a totalitarian theocracy. Coincidentally, recently a controversy was generated over an art installation in lower Manhattan featuring sculptures of pieces of candy draped in the flags of the G20 nations, including that of Saudi Arabia which provoked anger due to its proximity to Ground Zero. It is no secret that 15 of the 19 hijackers in the September 11th attacks were of Saudi origin and hundreds of American families have been mired in a long legal battle to sue the kingdom for damages for its alleged role in 9/11. The installation is appropriately due for removal and one wishes the same level of outrage had been elicited by Syria: Then and Now.

Max Parry is an independent journalist and geopolitical analyst. His work has appeared in Counterpunch, Global Research, Dissident Voice, Greanville Post, OffGuardian, and more. Max may be reached at [email protected]

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  1. Renoman says:

    Face it, the West and the USA specifically are lying scum!

    • Replies: @Realist
  2. Thank you for this information. I didn’t know that a museum in New York has joined in the anti-Syrian propaganda, but I am not surprised.
    After all, the audience at the Academy Awards last year gave a standing ovation to Bana Abed, whose tweets from Aleppo, when she was 6 years old, called for WW3 rather than #HolocaustAleppo.
    Although she had predicted genocide and death for herself and the rest of the city, the liberation of Aleppo proceeded and she ended up on Erdogan’s lap and then in LA, walking the red carpet.
    Did this make Americans wonder? Of course not, they still blather on and on about the munificence of American bombs and proxy death squads.
    The Kurds, once again in our media-driven thoughts and prayers, were the proxy death squads of the Turks, in the genocide of the Armenians last century, and were rewarded with the houses and lands of those they killed. They are going for a repeat now in “Rojava”, trying to ethnically cleanse the area of the 80% Syrian citizens who are not Kurds, with the enthusiastic support of idiotic American “antifas”, there fighting on behalf of US imperialism, in the name of “anarchism”.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Druid
  3. Sean says:

    Saudi Arabia has been criticizing Iran for years about the way it treats its Arab minority, even though they are Shia. The Arab Persian quarrel predates the CIA by several thousand years.

    No mention of the Iranian military forces in Syria, but that is why Damascus airport got blown up the other day by Israeli rockets.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @AnonFromTN
  4. The reference to US “warmongers” not “daring” to admit that it was the Syrian Army & Russian Air Force which largely dealt with ISIS puts me in mind of how for 70 odd years few in the US have been willing to admit the out-sized role that Russia played in dealing with Nazi Germany….

    • Replies: @Ace
  5. Alfred says:

    Historically, Arabia was divided in two – and separated by a great desert. The East (actually the north east) was subject to the various Persian Empires. The West was a vassal of Egypt. Hence the Shia of Saudi Arabia are in the north east – where the oil is. The simultaneous weakness of of both empires resulted in the rise of Islam.

    Given half a chance, the inhabitants of north eastern Saudi Arabia would prefer to revert to Iranian control – and they are all Arabs. That is why the Saudi regime destroys entire towns in the region and disperses its inhabitants – without a squeak from the lying mainstream media of the West.

    • Replies: @Sean
  6. Sean says:

    Central America did not like its governments in the Reagan era; tough, the US was not going to let them be overthrown even if it meant the death of an awful lot of innocent people , which it did. Iran was a US asset then it became an enemy, and got into a war with Iraq. Now it is fighting Saudi Arabia Israel and America. Great thinking!

    Saudi Arabia is by no means a Western democracy, but it is part of the Western blok. Syria has a Russian naval base, and Iranian military forces helping it. What do they expect, a pat on the back from America? The USA could have crushed Assad with one air strike, but chose not to. Then the Russians came in.

    • Replies: @pappagone
  7. Realist says:

    They have been for decades.

  8. Rgeardless of what the US does in Syria, the important point is that Putin is now irreversibly bogged down there. If he pulls out, Assad falls. A defeat of that magnitude could easily be the beginning of the end for Putin politically. For that very reason, he’s a sitting duck in Syria. The US can re-launch the war anytime it wants and Putin has no choice but to sit there and take it. Thus, US troop withdrawals actually change nothing.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  9. …or as Joseph Goebbels allegedly said, “accuse the other side of that which you are guilty.”

    Goebbels?I’m sure the concept predates ‘Ol Uncle Joe even. Note the date.:

    ” Blame others for your own sins.”

    J. V. Stalin, Anarchism Or Socialism ? December, 1906 — January, 1907

    “Propaganda by its very nature is an enterprise for perverting the significance of events and of insinuating false intentions…The propagandist will not accuse the enemy of just any misdeed; he will accuse him of the very intention that he himself has and of trying to commit the very crime that he himself is about to commit. He who wants to provoke a war not only proclaims his own peaceful intentions but also accuses the other party of provocation.”

    – Jacques Ellul, Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, 1965

    So, as the author says, the empire of lies “inverts the truth,” and the perverts also pervert the truth as well.

    Have faith, brutthahs!!!

  10. MP missed the point, but he made the case, very well..

    Propaganda is but one tool used by those who control the USA and many other governments around the world. Those in control use the USA or other government to accomplish their private and special interest goals.

    The hate campaigns, the destruction, deaths, and reckless disregard for human life and property (both public and private) are tools the use of which are encouraged by Zionism. for the most part Jews, have little to do with the manufacture or use of the tools, or the application or use of the tools, its just that the Jews do not object, because and out of respect, not they will tell you, for Zionism, but for the self being of being Jewish.

    So what is the goal of the propaganda, the hate, and the reckless disregard? The answer is simple, but failure to make it the objective function, keeps the answer subordinated to true understanding

    The goal of Zionism is to eliminate and decimate all actual or possible sources of competition no matter how trite. it does matter to the Zionist, anything that competes must be destroyed or controlled and regulated

    Without competition nothing rises from the ashes of competition or from the depths of someone’s mind and once competition is eliminated monopoly power allow the Zionist to take what they want from whomever has what a Zionist wants.

    This is why only the Jews are allowed the best education, only the Jews are allowed the best opportunity to the top level jobs, only the Jews are allowed in medical school, dental school, law school, and engineering school, only the Jews are to be CEOs, only the Jews are to be allowed access to Wall Street capital. It is also why there are so few medical schools, dental schools, law schools and engineering schools and why the so called standards of admission are set so high, preventing dummies from competing is essential to Zionist. Only limited access affords Zion directed selection bias.

    Deny access to prevent and inhibit competition.

    Most Jewish people are unaware of these gates that deny or unfavorably bias access to the goy, The Jew never sees such because the Jew passes thru the gates uncontested and unmolested.

    Why is the myth “that Jews are better than everyone else” so important to control over the selection processes? The Jewish person is to be chosen, when ever possible. Deep down the Jew knows it..

    The Jewish person is highly conscious but not necessarily aware of the meaning of Jewish bias. Nonetheless conscious that, being of Jewish blood is an entitlement and accepting that entitlement demands a reciprocal commitment to at least, stay out of the way of, Zionism because Zionism protects and fosters that entitlement. When the Jew is talented or has something of value, Zionism will welcome the talent or value as a new soldier in pursuit of Zionism, if at all possible.

    Fostering Jewish bias has been one of the most successful programs for Zionism. It has allowed the use of Jewish populations to accomplish many political goals in many nations and it has weaponized Jewish immigration, among many other things. Without Jewish bias, and adherence to the Reciprocal demands made on the members of the Jewish Race by Zionism, the USA would never have been able to get the American or the Russian people to help the Zionist take the oil from the Arabs by fighting WWI or WWII. Americans were not interested, but the USA insisted.

    To be quit about abuses noticed or suspicion-ed, to look the other way when Zion driven Jewish bias selects the Jew for a spot in education over goy, when Jewish bias promotes a lesser person because he or she is Jewish in government or private enterprise over a non Jew the strong force behind that selection process may not be visible, but it is there none the less.

    The gates to deliver propaganda are mostly Jewish owned, in other words, propaganda outlets that could counter Zionist propaganda are seen as competition, Zionism eliminates competition as quickly as possible. The best current case of that is the Internet.. it began in the early 1980’s, as a military defense project, which hobbyist developed into a network and took the Jewish print publishing empires from beneath their own control. There were millions of ISPs (internet service providers, most operating from their back bedrooms or out back garages, but the Zionist used their control over government to turn the Internet in a tool of their propaganda.. Today those providers are nearly all Jewish owned or Jewish controlled, and it is a rare provider indeed who can reach a sizeable audience on the Internet except over a Jewish owned or controlled network.

    The goal of Zionism is to eliminate and decimate all actual or possible sources of competition no matter how trite. it does matter to the Zionist, anything that competes must be destroyed or controlled and regulated

    • Agree: Desert Fox, Druid
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Heros
  11. ISIS aka AL CIADA and all off shoots there of are a creation of the Zionist controlled U.S. and Israel and Britain via the CIA and the MOSSAD and MI6 and NATO and these are the real terrorists to promote the greater Israel agenda in the Mideast via terror!

    With the unconstitutional control of Americas money supply via the Zionist owned FED and the Zionist privately IRS , the Zionists started America on a course of foreign terror ie wars for the goal of a Zionist NWO and this began in 1913 and has continued from WWI and right down to the illegal wars of destruction for the Zionists NWO!

    The real terrorist reside in New York City and TEL AVIV and the city of London and their name is Zionism and not only are they terrorists but they are also SATANISTS!

    God bless Putin and Russia and Assad and Syria for defending the people of Syria!

  12. Anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jewish minds Trump Zionism.

    Oh, why can’t they just chill out and be normal?

  13. Heros says:
    @Jewish minds Trump Zionism.

    I agree, jews have been lying and cheating like this for centuries. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

    You didn’t mention the outright genocide of peoples like the Armenians by jews. You didn’t mention the jewish organ harvesting industry in Israel, nor the jewish pedophile child rape and trafficking industry in Hollywood. You didn’t mention the harvesting of fetuses by the jewish planned parenthood. You didn’t mention centuries of proven history of jewish extraction of blood from goy children for making Matza bread on passover.

    So, if enough whites finally realize the full extent of the crimes of the jews and manage to pry control from their jewish claws, what should be done?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  14. @Heros

    You failed to consider the role of the Jewish medical establishment’s attempt to circumcise all American males, specifically after WWII. By 1970, the rate was around 90%, although it has dropped some in recent years. Most Americans who condemn Jews remain oblivious to the profound harm done to gentile babies by circumcision. Perhaps it is because they themselves are circumcised and in Denial.

    • Replies: @Heros
  15. Liza says:

    Liberated of western-backed terrorism? Coulda fooled me.

    ON TUESDAY, THE House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to impose new sanctions on the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and its allies, and those who do business with them. The move comes a month after President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw troops from Syria, and as some Arab governments are thawing relations with the Assad regime, which has all but secured a military victory after nearly eight years of war. The measure has been passed by the House twice in previous sessions, and a companion bill currently remains pending in the Senate.

    Mind you, has Syria not been under sanctions all along, so I don’t know how to interpret this.

  16. In August 2013 the first false flag chemical attack took place in Syria, which was naturally blamed on Assad. Seems to me that that spurious event was teed up for Obama to give the go-ahead for a direct attack on Damascus (it crossed his infamous “Red Line”), and the decapitation of the Assad government.

    For whatever reasons, and I’m sure there are several, after signaling an attack, Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, blinked and the bombing was called off. Remember, the Russians did not yet have forces there.

    While he was mostly a war hawk, Obama did finally exercise good judgment here, which no doubt made Netanyahu furious – and possibly dealt a serious blow to the NWO. He, with Kerry doing the heavy lifting, then negotiated the JCPOA with several other countries, which Trump tore up at Bibi’s insistence. It is fortunate that Hillary was no longer SOS at that time. As in Libya, she would have demanded retaliation, and who knows where that would have ended.

    Would Trump, the “Man of Peace,” have been so circumspect? He went on to authorize two cruise missile attacks based on zero evidence of Assad’s involvement. My point is that the world was at least a little safer under Obama – as long as he kept Hillary out. He was a cuck to Israel, but not nearly as big a cuck as Trump.

    • Replies: @wagelaborer
  17. bluedog says:
    @Michael Kenny

    Nice try but no Russia/Putin is not bogged down in Syria, but of course we have the tiger by the tail in Afghanistan where we can’t hang on and we can’t let go, costing the U.S. taxpayer billions every year and our failed attempt in the Mid-East has cost somewhere north of \$5 trillion dollars, and I see we are sit to add another trillion to that in 2019.Wonderful is it not?

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  18. Heros says:

    I am one of those boys, and I had my two sons circumcized. My son still blames me for it. My father had been too. My Grandson isn’t.

    Aside from the question of what happens to the foreskins (cosmetics?), one of my big worries that there is some kind of kabbalistic ritual involved. We know that jews used to castrate and circumcize their slaves. Perhaps back then they had some ritual when circumcizing slaves and thought that it brought them magick power. Fast forward to today with millions of goyim getting circumcized and Rabbi’s all over it like a Yentas over abortions, would it be wrong to consider the possibility that this is all some kind of inverse noahide baptism ritual?

    • Replies: @Liza
  19. onebornfree says: • Website

    Max Parry says: “It is no secret that 15 of the 19 hijackers in the September 11th attacks were of Saudi origin “

    This “just” in:

    There were no plane hijackers on 9/11, because there were no planes.

    ALL of the [many] videos/photos of Fl. 175 striking WTC2 are proven to be 100% forgeries, including all of the originally aired “live” feeds broadcast on all 5 US MSM TV stations [ABC, CBS,CNN,NBC, Fox] that morning.

    See: “9/11 Video Fakery: So Exactly Where Did Fl.175 Hit WTC2 ?”:

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: Desert Fox
    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  20. Liza says:

    I recall hearing on the news more than 10 yr ago how the mooselimbs would circumcise adult nonmoslems during some wars in Africa. Capture them, hold ’em down, and cut them on the spot. No time wasted. Probably Sudan? It’s the ultimate humiliation & pain and that is probably its purpose at least as far as mooselimbs and English speaking white folks are concerned. “This is how we do things here, kid! Remember who’s boss!”

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  21. Correction: Syria is not quite free of Western-backed terrorism yet, but it’s getting there. Hence gnashing of teeth by the Empire, Israel, KSA, and other Gulf satrapies who created, funded, armed, and trained Islamic terrorists in Syria, just like Al-Qaida in Afghanistan during Soviet invasion.

    Addition: Syrian war is not the only topic where official Western narrative is 100% lies. It is easier to list subjects where the stories told by Western MSM contain at least 10% truth. These can be counted on the fingers of one hand. The Ministry of Truth of Washington politburo is working overtime. No shutdowns there.

  22. @Sean

    The Arab Persian quarrel predates the CIA by several thousand years

    Wow, are you one of those nincompoops who believe that Jesus spoke English? Don’t you know that Islam emerged in the seventh century AD? And that Shia-Sunni divide appeared even later?

    • Replies: @Per/Norway
  23. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    The descendents of pirate Drake , Napoleon , Hitler and the black hats cowboys are running the western rodeo .

  24. wagelaborer says: • Website

    The reason Obama was unable to proceed with his attack on Syria in the fall of 2013 was that the little MiniMe of the US, the UK, refused to go along with the attack.
    The premise for the planned bombing attack was so completely ridiculous to anyone with two brain cells that Parliament voted it down, and Cameron was forced to call it off.
    (President Assad had requested that the OPCW investigate Syrian accusations that the US-backed “rebels” were using chemical weapons on Syrian soldiers and civilians. Obama announced that if Syria itself used such weapons it would be a ”Red Line” that would invite US bombing.
    We were then told that Syria decided to use chemical weapons on children in a Damascus suburb just as the OPCW inspectors were arriving in Damascus. As I said, anyone with two brain cells can see that that is a ridiculous story).
    Anyway, Obama had to back down. Putin stepped in to save him, with a plan to have Syria get rid of all chemical weapons, which they did, certified by the UN AND by the US, (which promptly went down the Memory Hole).
    So, the next plan was to roll out a new terrorist threat, which they did. ISIS debuted in the spring of 2014, and Obama got his excuse to bomb Syria.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
    , @follyofwar
  25. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Thanks to Unz for his blog .

  26. Agent76 says:

    Dec 30, 2018 Warmongers Outraged Over Syrian Pullout

    Tonight, even though there is no longer any U.S. interest in Syria, the forces of the warfare state decry the pullout of American troops from Syria. Retired Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor.

    Jun 7, 2017 Father Of Omran: armed groups used my son for propaganda by HANDS OFF SYRIA

  27. “[T]he U.S. art elite”, what is that? Why can’t the author call what that group is by what it is, Jews!

    The Jew has been undermining the Indo-Europeans with his fervent desire to turn world into a labor camp for the Afro-Semitics. And it should not be surprising that he has targeted Persians to favor the sand-niggahs of Arabia, his closest ethnic allies, who just happens to be loaded with oil money.

    And in that fight (basically the hatred of Christianity and Jesus), he has empowered the Chinese to help him undo the West from within as well as without and he clearly understands that the Russian White Christian is also in that enemy group. Know thine true adversary!

  28. Avery says:

    {However, whether or not what happened over a century and a half ago to the Circassians, a nationality so culturally backwards their marriage practice consists of bride kidnapping, was genocide is irrelevant considering another infamous holocaust in the Caucasus perpetrated upon the Armenians by the Ottoman Turks is still unrecognized by the U.S. and Georgia to this day. Their deceitfulness could not be more obvious and the West has a long history of mobilizing the grievances of ethnic groups for its own political gain against Moscow.}

    Quite correct.

    A couple of notes:

    The Genocide of Christian Armenians, Christian Assyrians, and Christian Pontic Greeks was throughout Asia Minor. Previously nearly 100% Christian, and now 99%+ Muslim.

    Christian Armenians were subjected to Genocide not only in Caucasus, but historic Western Armenia, now Eastern Turkey.

    What is not widely known about (Muslim) Circassians is that after ending up in Ottoman Turkey, they took enthusiastic part in massacres of Armenians, decades prior to the AG (1915-1923), and then went full bore during the AG: massacres, abductions of Armenian young women, abduction of Armenian children, looting,…..the usual MO of the savages. Whole villages wiped out by Circassian gangs.

    I generally have sympathy for wronged indigenous peoples, but these savages had a blood lust: whatever Russia has done to them, Armenians had had no part in it. But the bloodthirsty savages reverted to form when they had the chance and the approval of the governing authorities (Turks: another collection of savage nomads).

    • Replies: @Ace
  29. @onebornfree

    I have to say no and no. They were real. But they were drones.
    Number of death were thee thousand but two thousand were rescue workers.
    These numbers definitely indicate that most of those working in towers knew about what was coming.

    • Disagree: Desert Fox
    • Replies: @onebornfree
    , @Desert Fox
  30. Anon[147] • Disclaimer says:

    Who runs the art and literary world in America? Jews.

    Enough said.

  31. @AnonFromTN

    history is rayzizz and you are oppressing his personal truth..
    if he believes the Shia and Sunni`s have been fighting for thousand of years it must be true..
    Have you not been properly indoctrinated and learned newspeak yet?

  32. AWM says:

    It’s those lethal vaunted S-500 missiles, that’s why Syria is second only to Wakanda today!

  33. gsjackson says:

    Also, letters to Congress were supposedly running about 1,000 to 1 against bombing. That don’t sound like the Merka I know, but that’s what was being reported at the time.

    • Replies: @wagelaborer
  34. Now listen up, y’all. Ah tell yew what – mah buddy Karl always tol’ me, “just say ‘religion of peace’ and smile”. So that’s whut ah did.

  35. onebornfree says: • Website

    Ilyana_Rozumova says: “I have to say no and no. They were real. But they were drones.
    Number of death were thee thousand but two thousand were rescue workers.
    These numbers definitely indicate that most of those working in towers knew about what was coming”

    Well, all I can say is those conclusions of yours are exactly what poor, superficial research will bring you. 🙂

    Fact: The “plane into building ” videos/photos are all [forensically] provable fakes.[ see link given in my previous post. ]

    Fact: Most, possibly all of the claimed victims never existed in the real world.

    Close examination of the 3,000 odd claimed victims at on-line memorial sites reveal fake [heavily and badly photoshopped] photo portraits, fake bios, and fake friends/ relatives.

    See: “The 9/11 Memorial Scams”

    and: “Why are 3,000 victims of 9/11 missing from Social Security death list?”:

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  36. @Liza

    I recall hearing on the news …

    Now that’s one helluva credible source, I tell ya!

    Hint: Don’t believe everything you hear “on da nooz!” Better yet, just laugh at it and tune it out.

    • Replies: @Liza
  37. wagelaborer says: • Website

    American public opinion means nothing to our ruling overlords, though.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  38. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Holograms of planes were used, see the videos of John Lear on youtube where he talks about this, John Lear was a commercial pilot and is the son of William Lear the developer of the Lear Jet.

    The WTC twin towers and WTC buildings 3/4/5/6 were destroyed by DEWs ie direct energy weapons and WTC building 7 was taken down with conventional explosives, see and her book Where Did The Towers Go and see her videos on youtube.

    911 was done by Israel and the zionist controlled U.S. government!

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  39. Liza says:
    @jacques sheete

    It was on television. They were interviewing a young (adult) man in the war area where he said he saw these things. Would you not put it past the mooselimbs to humiliate their captives this way? I do not care either way.

    It’s not just “da nooz” that’s largely full of schit. Probably the majority of the statements made on forums on controversial, war-related, far-away or political events have not been absolutely substantiated, either. Articles & comments both.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  40. @onebornfree

    You are talking total B. S.
    Did you see the fires?
    Did you see the smoke?
    They could not be Fake videos!
    That were without doubt burning fuel. Not a slightest doubt about it.
    Even your grandmother will confirm it,
    Do not rely on all kind of stupidities what some moron did write on internet.

  41. @Desert Fox

    One of the drones was shut down and there was a wreckage. (I think there were no bodies)

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  42. @wagelaborer

    I don’t think that you and I are in disagreement. I noted that there were several reasons why Obama backed down from his red line, and you provided most of them. Gsjackson is also right that calls and letters to potus and Congress were overwhelmingly opposed to an attack.

    But let’s consider what Trump might have done in the same instance. Would he have gone off half cocked with 3AM tweets saying that the missiles were bound for Damascus – especially after Ivanka had cried for the poor, dead children? Would non-diplomat CIA-man Pompeo have exhibited the same statesmanship as Kerry, when Putin guaranteed him that Assad would give up any remaining chemical weapons immediately? (Not that he had any to give up). Trump wasn’t about to wait for calls and emails to come in from the public, while Obama, by waiting, had to take that into consideration.

    I again submit that the triumvirate of Trump, Pompeo, & Bolton have made the world a much more dangerous place. Now that they have (hopefully) been checkmated in Syria by the Russians and the Iranians, they are about to employ the Monroe Doctrine on Venezuela, it seems. Can’t let all those fancy new obscenely overpriced weapons go to waste.

  43. Druid says:

    All true. And the “young Turks” who were involved in killing the Armenians. (Kamal Ataturk) were Salonika donmeh Jews, an offshoot cult of the S.Zwi jews

  44. @Liza

    It’s not just “da nooz” that’s largely full of schit.

    You ain’t telling me anything new.

    Hint: Trash the tube. It’s sewage for the mind.

    • Replies: @Liza
  45. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Watch John Lears videos on the holograms, and in addition watch the videos of the holograms of the planes supposedly hitting the towers and the nose of one of the holograms exits the tower, which is impossible, the whole deal was destroyed by DEWs as was the California fires, watch the videos of the California fires on youtube.

    There was no airplane wreckage found at the WTC and by the way the pentagon was a prewired internal explosion, see the videos of April Gallop who was working at the pentagon on 911 in the area of the explosion and walked out through the hole and never saw any plane or missle parts, she has several interviews on youtube.

  46. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Whatever the case those fires couldn’t have brought down those buildings. I can’t say which theory of how the buildings were demolished is the correct one, or if a combination of several methodologies was used, but the official story of 911 is the conspiracy theory par excellence (you know: mastermind in a cave half way around the world, box cutters as hijack weapons, nonflammable
    passports, unqualified Cessna students pilots flying jet planes, etc). The more implausible a lie the more it is believed, if derived by the appropriate authority of course. And they have the gall to call conspiracy theorists those who put forward much more reasonable explanations.

    • Agree: Ilyana_Rozumova
  47. bjondo says:

    The exhibit is one of several ventures organized by the Arab Art Education Initiative (AAEI), a huge project in collaboration with some of the wealthiest and most illustrious art institutions in New York City, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Columbia University

    MBS into art?

    these institutions operated, controlled by MBS, Arabia, Gulf Puppies?

    pretty sure S. Arabia will provide funding to whatever, whomever is recommended.


  48. onebornfree says: • Website

    Your response is typical. I’m used to it.

    This addendum to Simon Shack’s main work [ i.e. the original “September Clues”], reveals, via close, detailed, frame by frame analysis, the complete fraudulence of all of the original, as aired, mainstream news networks “live” 9/11, broadcasts; complete with impossible scenery perspectives, impossible building dimensions, fake “view from helicopter” shots, and an impossibly mobile bridge:

    Regards, onebornfree

  49. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Desert Fox

    [Too much totally off-topic nonsense that is cluttering up the comment thread.]

    • Disagree: Desert Fox
  50. Liza says:
    @jacques sheete

    My family wants to keep the television to watch the news but at least they don’t watch any dramas or comedies or any other such boring, useless stupidity. I happen to see some news items and know that it’s always spun one way or another. There is no honest media.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  51. pappagone says:

    Also Egypt can take Suez canal wherever wants, but why they don’t take Suez?????
    also Italy can take Vatican city or San Marino nation in 10 minutes
    Spain can take Andorra when decide to want
    but if that actions are so rogue and evil why doing it?

    Why americans not go home saving their valuable and perhaps innocent soldiers? that soldiers everyday risk to not coming back home and everyday they lose occasion to came back and saving their souls……..(remember Vietnam? remember Korea? in that situations many people died fortunately also many americans giving at home the idea that war is a very bad thing to do).

    Also nuclear holocaust is so easy that there are tens of nations that can start the holocaust, why they don’t decided to start? because the only evil rogue zionist nation in the whole world to shot a nuclear bomb is Usa and I am sure that the culprit people that decided to make that horrible crime have had no good place in heaven and perhaps if there exists an hell they are for sure destined to go in that hot place. and remain there.

    If in that world Usa disappear the whole world will change in very better way. all the countries of the world will stay very well and famine will finish very soon. If all nations try to search a way to improve their conditions instead to build weapons perhaps all the people will find the very best way to live

  52. Ace says:

    There are several things about post-WWII that the US does not want discussed: Eisenhower’s criminal treatment of German POWs, his and our role in Operation Keelhaul, torture of Germans in connection with the Nuremberg trials, and starvation in Germany. Oh yes, and turning over E. Europe to Stalin.

  53. Ace says:

    Slightly OT: I saw a PBS discussion in the ’70s on the Armenian genocide. The Turks had hired an American lawyer to argue that the charges were all a total fabrication. That man was motivated and no way would he even concede the smallest point. Obvious enormous Turkish sensitivity on that point.

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