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I envy you, American citizens. I do not care about your military might, nor for your supreme currency, the US dollar. I envy your chance to deal on 11/8 a decisive blow to the rule of the Masters of Discourse. Though the Masters control the entirety of world media, and they decide what people may think and say from Canada to Hong Kong, only you, American citizens, can defeat them. This is a great chance, a unique opportunity not to be missed.

The Masters of Discourse can be defeated. They are not stronger than any ruler of past. Trump has a great quality making him fit for the task: he is impervious to labels and libels. He had been called everything in the book: anti-Semite, racist, women hater, you name it. And he still survived that flak. Such people are very rare.

We know he is against the Masters because every newspaper is against him. I never saw a similar onslaught but once, in Russia in 1996. Then President Yeltsin, an old drunkard who had brought Russia to collapse, had to run for his second term. His popularity was next to zero. Two per cent of Russians intended to vote for him. And then the oligarchs turned on their propaganda machine. Yeltsin’s competitor Gennady Zyuganov, a mild church-going post-communist, had been presented like a Hitler of his days. All the Russian media of the day belonged to oligarchs, and all of it participated in the onslaught. Zyuganov surrendered.

Perhaps he won the election, but he congratulated Yeltsin with his victory. It was said that he was threatened with assassination unless… Others say he was bribed. I do not exclude both explanations, but for sure the might of united media can crush a timid man.

In the days of the Jewish Temple, there was a Magrepha, a wind instrument able to produce diverse and frightening sounds. There is no agreement among the scholars about what sort of thing it was. Whenever it sounded, people were scared.

The media of our days is a new Magrepha. If all of its outputs are united, they produce a terrible roar.

Yes, the onslaught of the media upon Trump had been exceedingly unfair, but he survived it. What is even more important, you survived it. It does not matter what the polls say: they say what the newspapers tell them to say. Even people answer the polls according to the media prognoses: they are shy of saying they would vote for a man who … But at the moment of actual vote, they do what they know is right for them. Not for transgenders, not for Muslim brokers, not even for single mothers, but for themselves.


You have a very good chance to win, and to defeat the witch and her supporters. We learned that the British people voted for Brexit, though all the media said that proposal had no chance. But we also learned from Brexit, that nothing is over until it is over. The Masters of Discourse will try every trick to steal the elections, and only their fear of armed rising may finally force them to acknowledge their inevitable defeat.

We know that in 2015, when Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, was afraid of losing the elections, he revealed that the American intelligence has some superior software which allows them to falsify the elections. Perhaps, but he won despite this magical software, despite Obama’s wrath.

Even in Israel, that favorite son of the Masters, the Masters are hated. The New York Times is always speaking good about Israel, but still Israelis do not like the newspaper. Nobody likes them, nobody likes an old aunt who tries to tell us what we can say and what we can’t. If Netanyahu could win, Trump can win twice.

After the first debate of Trump and Clinton, people said: She won! But we shall vote for him. This was a very encouraging sign. Indeed every woman worth its salt would win an argument with her husband or son-in-law, let alone a pretender. That is the way we are made. The story of sirens enforces the belief that if you listen to a woman, she will bewitch you. Sirens actually ate the bewitched sailors; our womenfolk do not go to such extremes, but they can cause us a lot of trouble.

Trump seems to be almost pure of heart and deed, as even extremely prejudiced media could not find anything really incriminating about him but bragging about having his way with women. I shall not recount so many proven accusations against Hillary. All of that can be found in the emails revealed by Julian Assange and his great Wikileaks team. The media kept mum about it, but the secrets can’t be kept forever.

There are many practical things Donald Trump will be able to fix. He can return industries home, he can return American GIs home from four ends of the world, he can improve lot of working men. But he surely will set all of us free from the annoying bondage of the Masters. Just for that reason, go and vote, for yourself and for millions of us who aren’t entitled to.

Israel Shamir can be reached at [email protected]

This article was first published at The Unz Review.

• Category: Ideology • Tags: 2016 Election, American Media, Donald Trump 
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  1. Jason Liu says:

    Well, not exactly. Foreign nations can exert enough diplomatic and cultural influence to alter the sociopolitical path of the west. In America’s current stage, it’s only a matter of time and patience. If rising nationalism does not put an end to liberal democracy in the west, then I believe it is the rest of the world’s duty to step in and normalize America one way or another.

    Sirens actually ate the bewitched sailors; our womenfolk do not go to such extremes, but they can cause us a lot of trouble.

    Yeah, but they do vote…

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
  2. Diogenes says:

    Israel your envy is misguided the American electorate are hopelessly ignorant, gullible, pre-programed by propaganda and thus doomed yet again to be used and abused by the ruling establishment, propertied class, the 1%,” masters of discourse” [Jews] or whatever you want to call them.

    In my opinion voters have no clue what is in their class interest, are extremely poor judges of political character, and are totally captured by mass psychology and propaganda. A history of who they have elected as “President” in the past proves my point and that they have never extricated themselves from a political and social system which has systematically exploited them!

    Only less than 5% of the population, those that vote for alternative political parties have any clue as to what needs to be done.

    They [1%] have perfected the art of manipulating mass democracy to their ends since the franchise was invented in America. They are in control, not the voters, do you really think they would leave the outcome of the election to the whim of the voters [peons, plebs, unwashed masses, serfs, slaves, proletariat, et cetera], there is too much at stake for them.

    Trump is no messiah come to liberate the masses, just as was the forlorn hope that Obama would be, he will be captured by powers that be and it will be business as usual. If he resists, he will be assassinated and the disappointed masses will be feed some untruthful story which they will douthless accept as has been their usual custom in the past.

    Sorry but your encouragement to vote for Trump, to bring the system down is setting them up for another big disappointment. Emancipation does not come through the rigged ballot box but at the end of a barrel or the cutting edge of the guillotine.[ Cynicism begets actions]

  3. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The massive propaganda juggernaut carrying Clinton atop it has been a marvel to witness. They haven’t missed a trick in running the dirtiest campaign in memory, a tsunami of sewage. The scale has been massive from the large corporate media to the various hirelings running loose on the internet. Trump has a number of things going for him which are necessary for an independent person to prevail, a combination that could only come together once in a lifetime for an American voter:
    -He’s a billionaire so therefore doesn’t need to make money from being in politics or need to be financially sponsored by donor-owners.
    -Having spent a lifetime in business in a shark-like environment he’s used to thinking on his feet and making executive decisions. He has a very high level of functional intelligence.
    -He hasn’t withered under the massive barrage of abuse that would cause most people to fold up. Instead he’s combative and fights back tit-for-tat. He hasn’t fallen for the various baits waved at him such as denouncing people he has no connection to anyway.
    -He actually spells out a point of view that the average person can understand; does not engage in evasive waffle-speak.
    As a president it’s not clear what he’d be able to accomplish. However, if he acts like a bull in a china shop and splits the Republican party then that’s something worthwhile. It needs to split and for the status quo careerists and parasites to be cleaned out. This would also lead to a split in the Democratic party, also way overdue. The country needs a political realignment.

    • Agree: Kiza, Stonehands
    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Joe Schmoe
  4. @Diogenes

    [ Cynicism begets actions]

    And realism begets cynicism.

    Your comments are spot on, and it’s an old story too.

    But in spite of the alarming spectacle of European thought control, the American citizen, since the Roosevelt accession on March 4, 1933, has fallen victim to a torrent of high-powered propaganda which, in extent, plausibility, subtlety, and universal application, has never been equaled by any foreign dictatorship. During the past four years, Dr. Roosevelt has adopted personally the technique of the European publicity experts, refined much of it, added Left-wing improvements of his own, and set out to show the world how a real propaganda machine, geared to soaring political ambition and the modern collectivist tempo, should regulate the lives and votes of 128,ooo,ooo gullible persons

    -Gordon Carroll, Dr. Roosevelt’s Propaganda Trust, The American Mercury , September 1937, pp. 1-31

  5. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Even people answer the polls according to the media prognoses: they are shy of saying they would vote for a man who … But at the moment of actual vote, they do what they know is right for them. Not for transgenders, not for Muslim brokers, not even for single mothers, but for themselves.

    Not for the FED, its policies in the last 20 years and the plutocrats who print money and give it themselves either?
    They must be real bigots like some friends of mine tweet 8 hours a day.

  6. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Mr. Shamir
    One quibble :

    The New York Times is always speaking good about Israel

    The NYT is a pro muslim publication that is against Israel .

    • LOL: Talha
    • Replies: @geokat62
  7. Former President Jimmy Carter stated that American elections are unverifiable. Note the corporate media outcry and judicial thumping of any effort to verify voter eligibility. From my unimportant chair, I don’t think they control all, but they can tweak close calls in key states to tip the balance. This is why Trump prevailed in the primaries, because his support was overwhelming. I’ll be shocked if he wins this “close”election. Trump knows this too, as he hinted, only to be lambasted by the corporate media for uttering such a sin.

    Note that Obama’s FBI is still hiding Clinton e-mails, despite a subpoena from Congress. The FBI director is not a career FBI agent, but a political appointee, trying to keep irate (untouchable career) senior FBI agents quiet. Yet our media spins his actions as anti-Clinton.

    I call the election for Clinton, because the popular vote doesn’t count. The neocon Bush family proved this, and they openly support Clinton.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  8. Art says:

    If Bill Clinton returns – the only safe women in the White House will be Hillary.

  9. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Mr. Shamir, I love your optimism, but don’t buy any lottery tickets.

    The fix is in, both Wall Street and Israel have decided Hillary is their man, and will steal the election using computer fraud to get the Wicked Witch of the East into the WH.

    Hillary will repay their kindness by opening the gates to Hell in Syria, determined to get rid of Assad, regardless of the cost. Then, as the war mongers used to say, “Real men go to Tehran.”

    As for all the sleaze and corruption surrounding the Clinton Mob, most likely GOY TOY Obama will pardon the war criminal right before he leaves the WH, just like ‘Poppy’ Bush did for his fellow mobsters back on Christmas Eve, 1992.

  10. @Diogenes

    Mr. Shamir did a good job with this one. If I were a US voter, I’d certainly be voting for Mr. T. Will he “emancipate” the somnolent majority? They must awaken first. If “emancipation” comes only through violence, then why haven’t the scenarios plotted in the neo-nazi novels of Harold Covington and The Turner Diaries come to pass? What are y’all waiting for?

    Who knows, perhaps a blatant election theft will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, but I for one am not holding my breath.

    On a side note, I think the “magrepha” must have morphed into the vuvuzela, that awful horn from South Africa heard at the World Cup matches.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  11. Obviously this ‘instrument’ was a Theramin and so that’s the end of the matter.

  12. @Montefrío

    A general strike would be worth trying before barricading the streets. Civil disobedience with pedestrians constantly crossing strategic intersections, cars ‘breaking down’ at strategic freeway and interstate exchanges, people calling in sick and not showing up for work, that sort of thing.

    Maybe I am naive, something I seldom hesitate to call others. I do think there will be an economic ‘bomb’ at some stage and resulting chaos regardless. I’m not one to pray but if I was I’d be praying for the USA. Best wishes.

  13. geokat62 says:

    Mr. Anonymous
    One quibble :

    The New York Times is always speaking good about Israel

    The NYT is a pro Israel publication that led the push for the invasion of Iraq… remember Judy Miller and her front-page articles?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  14. macilrae says:

    Dr Shamir delivers his usual pithy assessment – the American people have been thrown the strangest and most unlikely opportunity and perhaps only a Trump could have done this: Ron Paul didn’t have the fiances or the connections and he was too gentlemanly and too advanced in years – similar thing for Sanders.

    I see now an exquisite game playing out: if the FBI reveals too much, too soon, Hillary will be forced to step down and Biden will become the next president (the small p is intentional); if not enough is revealed, too late, Hillary will make it. The ideal move is to drop a blockbuster on Monday that shakes the living daylights out of all tentative hold-outs for Hillary.

    Comey had the tools he needs – undoubtedly he was shown the contents of the emails on Weiner’s laptop well ahead of the warrant but he obviously couldn’t say so.

    If Donald prevails – and survives assassination – there is going to be one hell of a smell of burning toast.

  15. @Nosy

    I fully agree with you and wrote something to this effect in a comment somewhere. Passive resistance could work, but it must be on a very large if not massive scale. It must be of a sort that causes serious economic discomfort as well. Dump paid media entertainment, dump spectator sports, dump pc universities, dump consumerism, dump participation in securities markets, dump tbtf bank accounts, etc.

    I may be an alarmist, but I set myself up for a protracted economic crisis: wholly-owned rural property planted with now-mature fruit and nut trees, a very large truck garden, trade produce for meat, have a hen house and a fairly complete workshop on the property, plus two super-insulated houses (one for me, one for son &family) and at 70, I spend less now per month than I paid to rent a garage space in Manhattan 22 years ago.

    Starve the Beast! And may Trump tromp the media and their creature!

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  16. Rehmat says:

    When was the last time you read America’s bloody history from some objective source, Mr. Shamir?

    Since the so-called CIVIL WAR, Americans have lived as sheep of the ‘Masters of Discourse’. Americans are thoroughly brainwashed and controlled by the Judeo-Christian NWO – and looking at the Clinton-Trump rallies – the sheep are quite happy with them as long as they’re supplied with plenty of beer and baseball.

    The America’s lot will only change if the American voters are given the luxury to elect people like Cynthia McKinney, Ron Paul or Louis Farrakhan to lead the nation.

    In July 2016, Cynthia McKinney, PhD, 61, former Congresswoman whom Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Jewish Wall Street Journal, wished to be US President. She is an Afro-American politician, who is hated by the Jewish Lobby the most. She is the only US lawmaker who refused to take orders from AIPAC on Washington’s foreign policy. She is the first Afro-American woman to represent Georgia. After serving six terms, she was removed from Congress in 2006 by the Jewish groups by dividing her constituency and merging it with White Judeo-Christian majority areas. ……

    • Replies: @Sherman
  17. Tom Welsh says:

    But if Trump wins, he will be assassinated.

    • Replies: @macilrae
    , @Rehmat
  18. macilrae says:
    @Tom Welsh

    And, mind you, traditional assassination methods are out – consider Alexander Litvinenko, Yasser Arafat, Hugo Chavez and even Fidel Castro (botched attempt perhaps?).

    It doesn’t have to be quick; just certain.

  19. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    NYT is leftist and thus pro muslim and anti Israel .

    Iraq was not then and is not now a threat to Israel , so NYT being in favor of the invasion does not show a pro Israel bias.

    • Replies: @MMM
    , @uslabor
    , @Greg Bacon
  20. MMM says:

    Assuming Trump is elected (votes accurately reported), it will take more than winning the vote to make him acting President, just as it will take more than winning the vote to actually achieve Brexit. A Global Zionist Mafia Empire is “legally” positioned, firmly entrenched and proves daily it’s been preparing for some time and will stop at nothing to bring its NWO agenda to fruition.

    “By way of deception…” this Empire continues to bring about global enslavement that will take monumental, united effort to overcome and the mounting chaos and destruction will play into its hands until perhaps the bitter end, when there may not be much left.

    Which doesn’t mean miracles aren’t possible. “There is no power on earth like the human soul on fire.” And the Satanists have sold their souls. Enough of the people have to find theirs.

  21. MMM says:

    “Iraq was not then and is not now a threat to Israel…” It is simply not true that Iraq was not considered by Israel to be a threat to it. Do some research.

    • Replies: @gonefishing
  22. @Diogenes

    Rants such as this illustrate well what it is to presume oneself to be among the illuminated elite who alone possess true gnosis in the midst of the great masses comprised of mere unintelligent and deluded human beings.

  23. @Diogenes

    What do you gain by urging people to boycott the election? So what if the election is rigged. Get off your clinical ass and vote Trump. Give the man his due.

    • Agree: Andrei Martyanov
  24. uslabor says:

    anonymous, your logic doesn’t hold any water.

  25. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    From an April 2003 Haaretz article:

    The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history. Two of them, journalists William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer, say it’s possible.

    This is a war of an elite. [Tom] Friedman laughs: I could give you the names of 25 people (all of whom are at this moment within a five-block radius of this office) who, if you had exiled them to a desert island a year and a half ago, the Iraq war would not have happened.

    Need more?

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @SPQR70AD
  26. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    Excellent piece, Shamir.

  27. to be frank, 11/8 is just a super farce. I don’t like either of those candidates. and the discrepancy of votes and exit polls = 100% fake election. electronic voting machines just makes it that much easier to fake the voting results.

    there is nothing to be envious about, unless you like standing in line for a few hours to be a part of a nation wide farce.

    it is cast your vote, and the elected politicians does whatever s/he wants.

  28. Rehmat says:
    @Tom Welsh

    Don’t worry. I heard that crap against Barack Ben Obama many times.

    In 2010, John Perkins, Jeff Gates, and Gordon Duff, all wrote about their fear JFK-style Obama assassination. But, the half-dude is still kicking around and hoping to become president of some rich Jewish charity.

  29. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Greg Bacon

    haaretz is published in Israel but is Hevertheless a far extreme leftist and anti-israel publication.

    In the 1980s , Israeli airforce violated Iraqi airspace and bombed the Osirak nuclear reactor , destroying it and in the process killing over a dozen Iraqi nuclear scientists with zero response from Iraq. This indicated Iraq was not and is not a threat to Israel.

    • Replies: @Greg Bacon
    , @MMM
  30. Sherman says:

    Hey Homer

    “Cynthia McKinney, PhD”.

    I she got her PhD at the same fine institution you received your nuclear engineering degree.



    • Replies: @Rehmat
  31. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    The story was in Haaretz, but the columnists were NYT.

    I could go on with endless links, but I’m not buying what your selling. Shortly after the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, when it was clear that Israel was behind the war, Ariel Sharon started walking back the mounds of incriminating evidence one can find about Israel being behind the war to get Israel out of the spotlight.

    But you can collect shekels from the JIDF or the Israeli FM, you’ve done your job, but many Americans no longer buy Israel’s innocent, best buddy act.

    IRAQ: War Launched to Protect Israel – Bush Adviser

    There’s Marine General Anthony Zinni and a few members of Congress, those who haven’t sold out, that said the same thing, it was fought for Israel.

  32. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Hi Greg ,
    You were still not able to show how Iraq was a threat to Israel. I displayed the truth that Israel bombed the nuclear reactor at Osirak , thereby destroying Iraq’s nuclear project as well as killing over a dozen Iraqi nuclear scientists . If an action like that does not provoke a response from Iraq, then I don’t think that Iraq qualifies as a threat .

    Lets examine something more recent. In the first Gulf War , Iraq attacked Israel with missiles . Iraq fired about 100 scud missiles at Israel causing 2 casualties. After the fact Sadam Husein payed reparations to Israel for the damage done to property , buildings &c. Again not a country that poses a threat.

    As an aside , I must point out that you hurt whatever amount of credibility you may have by throwing out red herrings and false accusations that you are in no position to know , such as accusing me of being a member of JIDF or whatnot.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  33. DaveE says:

    I think you’re right Mr. Shamir, the world may have turned a corner.

    It was going to take a VERY strong personality to take on The Mob the way Trump has and these personalities don’t come along often.

    It almost matters not what Trump’s policies are; what matters is what they’re NOT. He threatens to “drain the swamp” and get along with Putin. He might as well change his name to Adolf, too, for the terror he causes in the Mob.

    I personally don’t think “they” can bend a 30 – 40 point lead far enough to give the election to Killary. But even if they do, I think the carnage will be even worse. Americans will NOT settle for a Clinton presidency, period.

    These f%^&@rs are done and they can take their dirty media with them. It’s OVAH for the NYT and its filthy clan. They will never be taken seriously, again, ever.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  34. @DaveE

    Unfortunately, even with honest, neutrally designed and reported polls, and then fair and non-fraudulent elections (Ha), there’s no reason to think that a large majority of US voters favor Trump.

    The demographic onslaught is well underway, as is the brainwashing and intimidation of European-Americans and Asian-Americans, who most of all ought to be supporting Trump.

  35. SPQR70AD says:
    @Greg Bacon

    the demonic friedman plagiarized that saying from Henry Ford one of the greatest americans who said… round up the 50 richest jews and there will be no more war. Israel Shamir is a good guy a great writer but I envy him…he has Putin as a leader the best I ever saw

  36. @Montefrío

    Your planning shows good sense, far better than my own but then I live about as far away from it all as imaginable (or close), I wish you and your family well. I can’t see a critical mass of Americans acting on the civil disobedience thing but we can hope. Cheers

    • Replies: @Montefrío
  37. Rehmat says:

    Jealous Sharon that instead of going to a university – after dropping out of a yeshiva madrassa you couldn’t find a job other than being a Jew pest in people AZZ ……

    In 2014, over 140 Jew school drop-outs from 32 countries were Israeli government’s guests to attend a 4-day Hasbara (Hebrew for propaganda) Summit in Jerusalem. It was sponsored by Israeli press office, the ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of diaspora affairs. The theme of the summit was, “the challenges of reporting on Israel and the Jewish world“. The summit was held at Ramada Hotel Jerusalem on June 22-25.

    The keynote speakers at the conference included Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the war criminal Shimon Peres and the president-elect Reuven Rivlin….

  38. @MMM

    The two statements are not contradictory. Israel imagines that every country in the Middle East (and wider) is a threat – whether or not they are. Israel is the only nuclear power in the ME.

  39. @Jason Liu

    In America’s current stage, it’s only a matter of time and patience. If rising nationalism does not put an end to liberal democracy in the west, then I believe it is the rest of the world’s duty to step in and normalize America one way or another.

    We don’t have liberal democracy. The immigration act of 1965 was very unpopular and carried out by elites who are not at all liberal. Oh sure, they easily tolerate perverts, but they are not really liberal. They don’t want liberty for the democracy aka freedom for the people to have a say in government. They pervert democracy for personal gain like all ruling elites did in the past.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  40. @anonymous

    As a president it’s not clear what he’d be able to accomplish.

    The president’s job is to enforce the law.

    There are plenty of laws not being enforced.

    If the only thing he does is enforce the law, he will have outperformed most of the presidents in history and all in recent memory.

  41. @NoseytheDuke

    Thanks! I also wish you and yours well. I suspect you’re correct about the critical mass, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my now longish life, it’s that every day is Wednesday, the “Anything-Can-Happen-Day” in the Mickey Mouse Club of yesteryear’s television. Then again, I haven’t been in the USA for nearly 20 years, so it’s difficult for me to have a good sense of the place.

    ¡Suerte! (as in Good Luck!)

  42. geokat62 says:

    You were still not able to show how Iraq was a threat to Israel.

    Mearsheimer and Walt in Ch 8 of their book The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy provide the incriminating evidence that the Iraq war was pushed by the Lobby to enhance Israel’s security:

    Israel’s enthusiasm for war eventually led some of its allies in America to tell Israeli officials to damp down their hawkish rhetoric, lest the war look like it was being fought for Israel. In the fall of 2002, for example, a group of American political consultants known as the Israel Project circulated a six-page memorandum to key Israelis and pro-Israel leaders in the United States. The memo was titled “Talking about Iraq” and was intended as a guide for public statements about the war. “If your goal is regime change, you must be much more careful with your language because of the potential backlash. You do not want Americans to believe that the war on Iraq is being waged to protect Israel rather than to protect America.”

    It’s important to remember that the removal of Saddam was the prerequisite to Israel’s “mowing the lawn” campaigns and the invasion of Lebanon, which commenced soon after Saddam was deposed.

  43. Rehmat says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    American Jewish writer and blogger Roger Tucker claims Jimmy Carter to be a CLOSET ZIONIST. Like other American presidents since WWII, Carter has been an Israeli puppet.

    On December 14, 1979, Carter blessed the AIPAC authored the “US national emergency on Iran. On Wednesday, Barack Obama extended the ‘War on Iran’ declaration for another year even after signing the so-called “P5+1 and Iran” nuclear agreement.

    “Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated Jan. 19, 1981, is still under way. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency with respect to Iran,” Obama said.

  44. Anonymous [AKA "Dr Alok Bhattacharyya"] says:

    Mr Shamir provided excellent arguments why millions of voters in the USA would vote for Mr Trump, but the voters are not directly electing the president by popular vote. Electoral College is finally responsible for choosing the president and they are not bound by the wish of the majority of the voters. This is a big difference between the process in the USA and other countries where elections are held.

  45. @Joe Schmoe

    What is your definition of “democracy”? And specifically of democracy that eould meet your approval?

    Your last sentence seems to imply that you regard democracy as inconsistent with human nature. Is that an incorrect inference on my part, or do you really regard people’s value to others in society as all equal and only some small minority as possessed by the drive to get ahead?

  46. Anonymous [AKA "Henny Binn"] says:

    Whether Trump is “captured” or not, he faces the impossibilities any President does. As former Reagan cabinet-level official paul craig Roberts says, most of the work is done at the Assistant Secretary level in every department. But above and beyond that, just what is a President supposed to do about the Federal Reserve/Banking money scam? What part of “Impossible Debt” do the American people not understand? If “trillions” does not scare them, how about “quadrillions”, as in the derivatives debt? Then there’s Common Core, Agenda 21 (they’re preparing to blow 24 dams in the Pacific Northwest), poison food, collapsing infrastructure, and the Chinese who want our water and food supplies, and they’re getting them. Oh, and those EOs Obama has signed, granting him God-powers whenever he falls ourt of bed the wrong way (which is now – since he has already declared a national emergency with regards to Iran). We need to start building the gallows now, and instead of an Inauguration ceremony in January, we need a mass hanging ceremony, that would include all 435 members of the D.C. Whorehouse that signed off onto those monies- and rights-stealing legislation in the middle of the night without even bothering to read the documents. The hell with the system.

  47. MMM says:

    “anonymous” : “haaretz is published in Israel but is Hevertheless a far extreme leftist and anti-israel publication.”

    Publishes two versions, for each side of its mouth (one PR). To claim it is “anti-Israel” in an illegally occupied territory which it is working successfully towards making “for Jews only” is an insult to the intelligence of even high-grade morons.

  48. Mr. Shamir – nothing to be envious of. American elections are carefully staged to provide really no choice other than that between two evils. American elections have never stopped American military adventurism, nor American economic extortion. For example, virtually all Americans want GMO food labeled but the influence of just a few corporations has to date prevented this. Are you envious of that – really! America is one of the few advanced nations that lets it young people start life with a onerous burden of college debt. And once that is paid off, these people can now pay for the medical fascism of obamacare. Yes, America has freedom – the freedom to be obscenely rich but more likely obscenely poor.

  49. Erebus says:

    Whatever one thinks of Erik Prince, he makes some damning claims in this interview with Breitbart:
    Claims that could explode Washington and certainly would be libellous if false.

    Even if Prince’s more radical claims are exaggerated, does anyone else find it odd that the “Masters of Discourse” outsmarted themselves so badly?
    How could they not see Hillary’s crash ‘n burn coming? How could they allow, never mind choose, a candidate as deeply and obviously flawed as Hillary to represent their interests? Have they gone collectively daft, or has hubris blinded them so completely that they didn’t see her turning into a massive liability? A liability that now threatens to explode not only the Federal Govt, but the Oligarchy along with it.

    I don’t get it. They could have carved a better candidate from a banana (h/t Theodore Roosevelt). How the hell did they become Masters of Discourse, anyway?

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  50. dahoit says:

    By deception and bribery.
    And there is almost no alternative to their absolute control of the MSM and phony web sites,which leaves the field to the masters of disaster.Of whom the gods destroy they first make mad probably is the root of their total failure,or is chaos their plan,which of course is further revelation of their insanity.
    We are all freaking Palestinians to the zionists,but at least we can still vote as rebellion,unlike they,who when they vote in the masters opponents,it doesn’t count.What a joke,and they better not f*ck with US on Nov 8..
    Trump 2016.

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  51. joey says:

    All nations are considered to be a threat to Israel.

    Simply because they exist as not part of Israel.

    Poor Israel.

  52. Erebus says:

    I just came across Pilger’s interview of Assange in RT. It contains probably the best explanation:
    “She represents a whole network of people and a network of relationships with particular states. The question is how does Hilary Clinton fit in this broader network? She’s a centralising cog. You’ve got a lot of different gears in operation…”

    There you have it. She’s the Black Widow in the middle of a web of bribery and deceit. A web spun from a balance of blackmail and counter-blackmail.

  53. Anonymous [AKA "Syd Walker"] says:

    Hello again Israel Shamir,

    I’ve been following your political commentary for more than a decade and a half, and once again you’ve written an article that’s thought-provoking and persuasive.

    Personally, I’m glad I’m not an American citizen at this election, because the choice between Clinton and Trump, for me, was an awful choice.

    Clinton is/was an appalling and cynical warmonger and neocon fellow-traveller. It remains to be seen whether Trump will be much better. His victory speech was promising.. but time will tell. There’s also the grim possibility that if he falls foul of the Zionists/MIC, and seeks to manoeuvre them JFK-style. he’ll be cut down like JFK. Presumably unrepentant neocon Mike Pence would be happy to take over?

    On the other hand, Trump’s environmental policy – or lack thereof – is extremely alarming at a time of profound environmental crisis (catastrophic species extinctions, pollution on an unprecedented scale and potentially run-away climate change). You don’t appear much concerned about that – either as an issue or in this particular context. I wish I believed your complacency is justified, but I don’t, and fear absence of an ecological perspective is a major blindspot in your analysis.

    Anyhow, these are strange times indeed. I hope and pray they are as propitious as you believe. You write “he surely will set all of us free from the annoying bondage of the Masters”. I can only say I hope so.

    Now, to watch a relatively intelligent discussion on RT’s CrossTalk regarding Trump’s victory. Strange Days Indeed!

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