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Traveling is not just a shifting of the body, but a reorientation of the mind, so here in Lebanon, I can’t help but think about Islam, because I’m surrounded by Muslims, and the fajr call to prayer wakes me each dawn.

Iran’s most advanced missiles are called Fajr, by the way, a mere coincidence, I’m sure. Dispatched to Hezbollah, they have been used to rouse Jews.

Before Lebanon, I was in North Macedonia, and there, my friend Alex would refer to Muslim calls to prayer as “Tarzan five times a day.” As a Christian, Alex resents Muslim encroachment onto his physical or mental space. There is a turf war there, with churches and mosques springing up to assert each camp’s territories. Some old churches are even marked by new giant crosses to declare, “We’re still here.”

In 2016, Israel banned three East Jerusalem mosques from broadcasting their fajr calls to prayer. Netanyahu explained, “I cannot count the times—they are simply too numerous—that citizens have turned to me from all parts of Israeli society, from all religions, with complaints about the noise and suffering caused to them by the excessive noise coming to them from the public address systems of houses of prayer.”

Being in Lebanon forces me to think even harder about Israel, naturally, and not just because Jewish jets fly over my head several times a day. For two generations already, Lebanon has been warped and menaced by Jews, when not outright destroyed by them, with its cities bombed and civilians massacred. In every village or neighborhood, there are public portraits of men, mostly young, who died fighting Jews, and the closer you get to Occupied Palestine, the more numerous these faces appear.

Once the jewel of the Middle East, Beirut is still dynamic, incredibly, though much battered, with Beirutshima the latest assault against it. Gloating over their likely handiwork, Jews rejoiced at that calamity. As with the Holocaust and 9/11, the truth will come out, because it can’t be smothered forever by Jews with their meaningless charge of “anti-Semitism.”

There is no buffer zone between Israel and Lebanon, just a concrete wall or, even more incredibly, a wire fence. From Lebanon, I can see Jewish farms, orchards and houses, but no soldiers, or even people, just a yellow tractor moving in the distance.

At these dicey settlements, the laborers tend to be dark Ethiopians and Yemenis, for Ashkenazim just aren’t desperate enough, though they will be soon, God willing. With a second passport, many are already prepared to become your neighbors.

On the Lebanese side, houses, shops and cafes rush right up to the border. As Jews keep out of sight, Lebanese go on with life.

The border wall is filled with murals and graffiti, with several depictions of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock, and there’s even a model of it at a traffic circle, next to the wall. A smoking tank painted by “Sara” is accompanied by this taunt, “Merkava / Pride of Israel.” There’s a portrait of a saluting Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. In southern Lebanon, this Shiite Party of God is the de facto government.

In Aadaysit Marjaayoun, there’s a billboard showing the Iraqi Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Iranian Qasem Soleimani and the Lebanese Imad Mughniyeh. The first two were assassinated by the USA, the last by Israel. The Jewish state is a stone’s throw away.

Even standing on tiptoes, I can’t see Jerusalem. I’m heartbroken. I came to Lebanon primarily to board a cheap van from Sidon to Jerusalem, and inshallah, perhaps that can still happen, and not next year but by Christmas.

In 621, Mohammed was carried from Mecca to Jerusalem by a buraq, a winged animal that’s smaller than a mule and larger than a donkey. As if that isn’t cool enough, that same night

Mohammed also met Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus, Abraham and Allah Himself, on different tiers of heaven. (God was on the 7th floor.)

Mosh’s conduct is most fascinating. When Mohammed told Moses that Allah had commanded 50 daily prayers for Islam, the Jew boss urged the first Muslim to haggle it down to 25, then five, but even that was deemed too onerous, so go back and Jew Allah some more, Mosh urged. Mohammed couldn’t do it, “Now I feel shy of asking my Lord again.”

 

In Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky mentions an Ivan Kramskoi painting, “The Contemplator,” with its solitary figure standing in the cold, transfixed.

The master then riffs, “If you nudged him, he would give a start and look at you as if he had just woken up, but without understanding anything. It’s true that he would come to himself at once, and yet, if he were asked what he had been thinking about while standing there, he would most likely not remember, but would most likely keep hidden away in himself the impression he had been under while contemplating. These impressions are dear to him, and he is most likely storing them up imperceptibly and even without realizing it—why and what for, he does not know either; perhaps suddenly, having stored up his impressions over many years, he will drop everything and wander off to Jerusalem to save his soul, or perhaps he will suddenly burn down his native village, or perhaps he will do both.”

After endless contemplation, and a lifetime of hoarding impressions, the thoughtful man springs into action by destroying his past and going to Jerusalem, where he will be saved, or so he thinks. According to the Midrash, God Himself must go there before entering heaven, “I will not come into the city of Jerusalem that is above until I first come into the city of Jerusalem that is below.” Is there a greater geographical idée fixe?

After trekking 2,000 miles, 13,000 Crusaders reached Jerusalem in 1099. After an eight-day siege, they entered it to slaughter roughly 40,000 Muslims, Jews and even Christians. Kill them all and so forth.

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Among the invaders was Raymond d’Aguilers, “But now that our men had possession of the walls and towers, wonderful sights were to be seen. Some of our men (and this was more merciful) cut off the heads of their enemies; others shot them with arrows, so that they fell from the towers; others tortured them longer by casting them into the flames. Piles of heads, hands, and feet were to be seen in the streets of the city. It was necessary to pick one’s way over the bodies of men and horses. But these were small matters compared to what happened at the Temple of Solomon, a place where religious services are ordinarily chanted. What happened there? If I tell the truth, it will exceed your powers of belief. So let it suffice to say this much, at least, that in the Temple and porch of Solomon, men rode in blood up to their knees and bridle reins. Indeed, it was a just and splendid judgment of God that this place should be filled with the blood of the unbelievers, since it had suffered so long from their blasphemies. The city was filled with corpses and blood.”

A year earlier in Ma’arra, Syria, Crusaders gorged on human flesh, by their own admissions. Radulph of Caen, “Our troops boiled pagan adults whole in cooking pots; they impaled children on spits and devoured them grilled.”

The quest for Jerusalem, then, can fling open the gate of hell, but it doesn’t have to. When Saladin conquered it in 1187, all he demanded of the vanquished was an exit fee, not unlike what’s required at some shitty airports, still.

This forgiving arrangement clearly irritated many of his followers. Ibn al-Athir, “The Patriarch of the Franks left with a large amount, which God alone could grasp, of the wealth of the churches, such as the [Dome of] the Rock, the Aqsa, the Holy Sepulchre and others. He himself had a comparable amount but Saladin did not trouble him. It was suggested to him that he should seize what he had to strength the Muslims’ cause but he said, ‘I will not act treacherously towards him,’ and all he took from him was ten dinars.”

The Mongols’ surge into the Levant has been dubbed La Croisade Jaune, but joking aside, it’s truer to tag Crusaders as The White Horde, for terrorizing all, they looted, murdered and raped their way to the Holy Land. Going home, though, they brought enough knowledge, wisdom and techniques from the East to revive a dark and slumbering Europe, resulting, eventually, in the Renaissance. Not a bad deal.

 

Before entering the White House, Trump promised to build a border wall, bring outsourced jobs back, drain the fetid Beltway swamp and even prosecute Hillary Clinton. Unsurprisingly, at least to this observer, Trump has done none of that.

As expected, ordinary Americans are hung out to dry, again. More economically hamstrung than ever, they’re also stoked daily, by the Jewish-controlled media, into screaming at, sucker punching or even shooting each other. Though American elections have been rigged for decades, the last one was transparently obscene, so as to trigger left, right and centrist Americans into a battle royale, as they sit back and watch, laughing. Blindfolded, you swing.

Subservient, the American President has only kept his promises to Jews. Iran’s economy is strangled and its top general murdered, the US embassy is in Jerusalem, illegal settlements are kosher and the Golan Heights belongs to Israel. Leaving, Trump has dispatched top officials to Israel to make sure there’s a smooth transition to the next puppets, not that Jews are sweating over that.

They’re only losing sleep over my neighbors, the farmers, petty merchants and mechanics, etc., that make up Hezbollah.

Borrowing from Jews, Hezbollah fighters also wish each other, “Next year in Jerusalem!” Undoubtedly, this is also an acknowledgment, wink, wink, of Islam’s Abrahamic roots.

It’s time for a reconciliation of the Semites, which means the latest white invaders must leave, just like the Crusaders.

Even more benevolent than Saladin, Hezbollah won’t even squeeze a dinar from them.

Linh Dinh’s latest book is Postcards from the End of America. He maintains a regularly updated photo blog.

 
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  1. Cowboy says:

    Definitely time to burn down the old village and rebuild. Judges, prosecutors, and cops need to be held accountable. Necktie party on the mall.

  2. unit472 says:

    Where things will be in a century I know not but for now Israel is secure with the military might to destroy any Shia forces that wants to engage it. Hezbollah could cause some havoc until the Israeli Army reached Beirut and do unto to Hassan Nasrallah what it did a generation before to Yassir Arafat, surround him and force him to trade his life for exile or just cut him into pieces with a Hellfire missile.

    Israel can keep the printers of Lebanon busy printing posters of all the young martyrs Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran want to create because fanatics with a suicide belt or an AK-47 aren’t going to prevail against Israeli military power anytime soon.

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Troll: Alternate History
  3. Iris says:
    @unit472

    Where things will be in a century I know not but for now Israel is secure with the military might to destroy any Shia forces that wants to engage it

    If that were true, Israel would have already “destroyed the Shia forces“, instead of just nursing her sore a** from the kicking Hezbollah gave her in South Lebanon, and relentlessly meddling in the US political process to lobby the USA attacking on her behalf.

    What Israel’s military does do alright is shot unarmed 12-years Gazan kids and blow up their limbs.
    So count your blessings, under the form of each year the USA still keeps control over the military field in the ME. Your ten fat Hasbara fingers will suffice; there will never be be another “century” of US hegemony for Israel to enjoy her cowardice.

    surround him and force him to trade his life for exile or just cut him into pieces with a Hellfire missile.

    Your are confused. The leader who was cut into pieces by a missile is Rafiq Hariri, whose car was hit by a (likely German) missile shot from sea by an Israeli frigate or submarine. This fact is well know and Israel will pay for that crime as well.

    • Agree: Moi, Joe Levantine
    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @obvious
  4. joe2.5 says:
    @unit472

    “Where things will be in a century I know not but for now Israel is secure with the military might to destroy any Shia forces that wants to engage it.”

    Sure — at a huge price that the coddled Zionist cowards are not ready to pay. Why else are they screaming so loud to have American goys go die for them every time?

    • Agree: Taxi, Colin Wright
  5. The Renaissance began in Toledo (Spain) a half century before the Crusade reached Jerusalem, among Christian, Islamic and Hebrew scholars working together to understand Greek texts and commentaries on Aristotle preserved by Islamic culture through the post-Roman “Dark Age”of Europe when the only scholars in Europe who could still read Greek (Patristic and Gnostic heretical authors, not Aristotle, whose texts they did not have) were Irish monks. The Troubadour tradition from which southern European vernacular poetries originate (Provençal, Italian, Northern French, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese) also stems from the interface, in Spain, in the 9th and 10th centuries, well before the Crusades, of Islamic mystic (Sufi) and Catalan poets. Crusaders are wreckers, not builders. What the Crusades brought back to Europe — notably the Templars — was fractional banking. Talk about a plague!

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse, Alfred
  6. My senior thesis was on the First Crusade.

    Let’s just say that this piece was mildly irritating.

  7. Dumbo says:

    Personally, I think Linh Dihn should focus more on interviews with the downtrodden, or chatting with locals at pubs, which he’s good at, and less on rambling articles about history or politics, which he’s not so great at.

    Now he’s an expert on the Crusades, really? One of his weakest pieces.

    Also, Arabs (and Turks!) were and are as much invaders in Jerusalem as the Crusaders or Askhenazi Jews or the Romans or anyone else, really. Who hasn’t conquered Jerusalem? Maybe only the Chinese, or the Zulu.

    Anyway, I don’t care about Hezbolah, I don’t care about Islam. I don’t care about Jews either, but I prefer them in Israel than here.

    • Agree: Ray Caruso, TKK, Stonehands
    • Replies: @Johan
  8. HalconHigh says: • Website

    Abby Martin was supposed to give the keynote speech at Georgia Southern University back in February.

    Martin refused to sign an “Oath to Israel” pledge.
    She subsequently was denied the opportunity to speak.
    28 other states have similar laws.

    Abby Martin sued the state of Georgia.

    Not that it probably matters in the grand scheme of things, but it will be interesting to see how this case turns out.

    Not sure how you do it Linh, but keep on truckin’.

    • Replies: @GMC
  9. Bash the Crusaders with the Joopropaganda somewhere else Dinny.

  10. There is a turf war [in North Macedonia], with churches and mosques springing up to assert each camp’s territories.

    There is a similar, long-running “turf war” in Lebanon as well, which for 15 years took the form of an actual war. The country was created by the French as a refuge for its then-Christian-majority population. Keep in mind that France was at the time, as it is today, a militantly secular state. However, even the cynical Parisians were moved by the plight of Levantine Christians under Moslem rule. In addition, to massacring 2.5 million Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians, the barbarous Turks had used the cover of World War I to deliberately starve some 200,000 Lebanese Christians out of a population of 400,000. At its inception, Lebanon had a clear Christian majority, but today it’s majority Moslem. That means more savagery will follow. It always does when Moslems are around.

    • Agree: Plato's Dream
    • Disagree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Alfred
  11. Hey Linh, You and Taxi are hanging out together, em I rite?

    What a combination!

    Hemingway and Stein.

    heh. both drove taxis.

    • Agree: Larchmonter420
  12. pyrrhus says:
    @unit472

    Israel’s army is garbage, and Israel won’t accept casualties, so this tiny country relies on its air force and, mainly, its idiot partner, America….

  13. pyrrhus says:

    Trump accomplished a lot more than you are aware of, Linh…Part of the wall is built, pro China trade policies have been revised, regulation cut…And most of all, Trump has withdrawn troops, refused to start wars, and caused a significant amount of peace in the Middle East.Why else the Democrats mad desire to commit Industrial scale vote fraud to remove him, in favor of an Alzheimers patient and the Ho?

    • Thanks: FLgeezer
  14. Not up to Linh’s usual quality articles. The silliness of the part about the supposed cannibalism of the Crusaders. Linh, stick to what you do best, describing what you see and experience, the people, the land and your communications with them in the present day.

    • Agree: Plato's Dream
    • Replies: @Talha
  15. Talha says:
    @Joe Peluca

    This is actually a documented event, please see pg 140 here:
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1163/j.ctt1w8h1gw.9?socuuid=bc44da68-c746-4a69-a557-0d51c7296f61&socplat=email

    “Frustrated by long months of fighting throughout the area, the weary and hungry Crusaders did not find the loot and food stores they had assumed were within the walls of Ma’arra. Approaching starvation, the crusading knights began to eat the corpses in abundance! According to Radulph of Caen (before 1079–after 1130), Crusaders boiled adults in pots and roasted children on spits over fires like a macabre barbecue!”
    https://www.historyandheadlines.com/december-12-1098-siege-maarra-20000-massacred-cannibalized/

    They reported it themselves, sometimes in letters to the Pope.

    The only questionable detail seems to be whether the people were cooked alive or they were cooking corpses. And no, it doesn’t seem to have been a common practice; it is not reported in more famous sieges.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
    , @Iris
    , @sarz
  16. Talha says:
    @Colin Wright

    Is it because of the seemingly polemical nature or just relying on quotes from the medieval sources (which sometimes aren’t reliable)?

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Coco
    , @Colin Wright
  17. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Talha

    Hi Talha,

    In The Crusades Through Arab Eyes [Les Croisades vues par les Arabes], the Lebanese author Amin Maalouf comments, “The Frankish chronicles of the epoch contain numerous accounts of the acts of cannibalism committed by the Frankish armies in Ma’arra in 1098, and they all agree. Until the nineteenth century, the facts of these events were included in the works of European historians, for example Michaud’s l’Histoire des croisades, published in 1817–22. (See volume 1, pp. 357 and 577; also Bibliographie des croisades, pp. 48, 76, 183, 248.) In the twentieth century, however, these accounts have generally been concealed—perhaps in the interests of the West’s ‘civilizing mission’? Grousset does not even mention them in the three volumes of his history; Runciman is content with a single allusion: the army was ‘suffering from starvation . . . and cannibalism seemed the only solution’ (vol. 1, p. 261).”

    And in The House of Wisdom: How The Arabs Transformed Western Civilization, Jonathan Lyons writes, “Moreover, the crusaders’ reputation for cruelty was sealed by an outbreak of cannibalism after the sack of the Syrian town of Mara, in the winter of 1098. ‘Our troops boiled pagan adults whole in cooking pots; they impaled children on spits and devoured them grilled,’ writes Radulph of Caen, a witness to the atrocities at Mara.”

    Lyons adds, “The extremes of violence that characterized the First Crusade—such as the cannibalism at Mara or the frenzied slaughter at the Temple of Solomon—reflected the potent Christian propaganda machine behind the campaign.”

    Linh

    • Thanks: Talha
    • Replies: @Talha
    , @Colin Wright
    , @Robjil
  18. Iris says:
    @Talha

    The only questionable detail seems to be whether the people were cooked alive or they were cooking corpses.

    Both. The Crusaders first cooked and eat the corpses of dead Muslim fighters during the siege of Antioche/Ma’arra. But when they run out of corpses, they started chasing, cooking and eating native inhabitants from the neighbourhoods.
    Norman crusader Raoul de Caen, author of “Gesta Tancredi”:

    “In Maarat, ours boiled adult pagans in pots, tied children on brooches and devoured them.”

    https://books.google.fr/books?id=s_6_KfD-8t8C&pg=PA102&dq=%C3%80+Maarrat,+les+n%C3%B4tres+faisaient+bouillir+des+pa%C3%AFens+adultes+dans+des+marmites,+ils+fixaient+les+enfants+sur+des+broches+et+les+d%C3%A9voraient+grill%C3%A9s&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=OfTXU9-yA-LNygOX1IEg&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%C3%80%20Maarrat%2C%20les%20n%C3%B4tres%20faisaient%20bouillir%20des%20pa%C3%AFens%20adultes%20dans%20des%20marmites%2C%20ils%20fixaient%20les%20enfants%20sur%20des%20broches%20et%20les%20d%C3%A9voraient%20grill%C3%A9s&f=false

    Later on, Bohemond de Tarente, a crusader of Norman origin from Southern Italy, went further and had live Saracens cooked and eaten by himself and his party, claiming he was giving a warning to would-be spies. Reported by Guillaume de Tyr:

    https://archive.org/stream/histoiredehainau10guys#page/368/mode/2up

    • Thanks: Talha
    • Replies: @Poco
  19. Coco says:
    @Talha

    Amigo
    You are my favorite online pukah sadu.(traveling wise man)
    This was not one of your more illustrious moments.
    I think the journey has worn you down and you still want vengeance against your tribe detractors.
    You do deserve your day in court but this ain’t the way to do it.
    Your mastery of the English language, of nuance, of pathos, of irony (ad nauseum) is sadly way above the normal Murikan so they will never get it, but I do and you are better than this.
    Please lavish upon us your delicious wording once again with your angelic innocence, and savage truth.
    Your brother
    Coco

    • Replies: @Talha
  20. Talha says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Thanks for the detailed response Mr. Dinh, much appreciated. Incidents like this did not do well to enamor the local non-Catholic Christians to the invaders. The sack of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade sealing the reputation (a potential rendition found in medieval manuscripts below):

    Just a couple of notes…

    (God was on the 7th floor.)

    This has never been interpreted as a spatial phenomenon since the Divine created timespace and transcends it.

    When Mohammed told Moses that Allah had commanded 50 daily prayers for Islam…Mohammed couldn’t do it, “Now I feel shy of asking my Lord again.”

    In the Muslim interpretation, this is seen as an act of kindness and a mercy and sincere advice from a prophet acting as an older and experienced brother who had learned lessons from dealing with his own community. Our Ummah will forever be grateful to Moses (pbuh) for his generous regard and guidance for us, which lightened our load but not the reward of our daily prayers, until Judgment Day.
    “The Prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.” – reported in Bukhari

    “Verily, the parable of myself and the Prophets before me is that of a man who built a house, perfected it, and beautified it, except for the place of one brick at its cornerstone. The people walk around it and are amazed by it, and they say: ‘Why is this brick not placed?’ Thus, I am that brick and I am the seal of the Prophets.” – reported in Bukhari and Muslim

    Stay safe. Don’t know if you are planning to celebrate Thanksgiving (Do they have turkey in Lebanon?! Maybe take a quick trip north and eat turkey in Turkey like a legend!!!), but Happy Thanksgiving either way!

    Peace.

  21. Talha says:
    @Coco

    Uhhhh…thanks…? I think…?

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  22. @Talha

    ‘Is it because of the seemingly polemical nature or just relying on quotes from the medieval sources (which sometimes aren’t reliable)?’

    Both, to be brief.

    • Thanks: Talha
  23. @Linh Dinh

    There you go. Compare and contrast.

    ‘…And in The House of Wisdom: How The Arabs Transformed Western Civilization, Jonathan Lyons writes, “Moreover, the crusaders’ reputation for cruelty was sealed by an outbreak of cannibalism after the sack of the Syrian town of Mara, in the winter of 1098. ‘Our troops boiled pagan adults whole in cooking pots; they impaled children on spits and devoured them grilled,’ writes Radulph of Caen, a witness to the atrocities at Mara.”…’

    ‘…Ralph is largely known to history for this work, though he acted as chaplain to Bohemond of Taranto. He did not take part in the First Crusade, but joined Bohemond later, during his recruiting tour for the crusade of 1107.’

    1107 is actually very good for a source for the First Crusade — but Radulph of Caen obviously was not an eye-witness of whatever atrocities may well have occurred at Mara in 1098. We can move on to treat The House of Wisdom…’ with skepticism. Evidently, Jonathan Lyons is not a serious historian, and evidently whatever else he may claim should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Look: I’m all for Hezbollah — but any attempt to portray the Crusaders of the First Crusade as ‘bad’ but their usually at least equally violent and unsophisticated and usually Turkish opponents as ‘good’ should be treated as the infantile crap it is.

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
    , @Linh Dinh
  24. Notsofast says:

    Are you sure they will let you into jurusalem? If so are you sure they will let you back out? I wish you well heading into the belly of the beast, you are a brave soul.

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
    , @obvious
  25. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Notsofast

    Of course Jews won’t let me in. I mean a liberated Palestine.

    Next month in Jerusalem!

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  26. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099 from the Fatimids, who were Arabs, and Saladin was a Kurd born in Tikrit. As for Ma’arra, it was a village in Syria, populated by Arabs. One of the greatest Arab poets, Al-Ma’aari, was born there in 903.

    Anyone who thinks Arabs and Kurds are actually “Turkish” shouldn’t be in this conversation, to put it politely.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Colin Wright
  27. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    Further, anyone who invades a nation, city or house unprovoked is always wrong, so to even argue that the defenders are “at least equally violent and unsophisticated” is simply idiotic, to put it politely.

  28. Iris says:
    @Linh Dinh

    One of the greatest Arab poets, Al-Ma’aari, was born there in 903.

    Abu ‘Alaa Al Ma’ari is indeed much admired for his poetry in the Arab civilisation.

    But he is also considered a pioneer of rationalism, a sceptic who rejected religious dogma and an ascetic in the philosophical tradition of Diogenes.

    There is a visible and very direct tradition running from Al Ma’ari to you 😊

  29. Always look forward to reading your work Mr. Dinh. Thanks again.

  30. Notsofast says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Wow, that went right over my head, thank you!

  31. @Linh Dinh

    ‘Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099 from the Fatimids, who were Arabs, and Saladin was a Kurd born in Tikrit. As for Ma’arra, it was a village in Syria, populated by Arabs. One of the greatest Arab poets, Al-Ma’aari, was born there in 903.

    Anyone who thinks Arabs and Kurds are actually “Turkish” shouldn’t be in this conversation, to put it politely.’

    None of this actually contradicts anything I said, to put it politely.

    If you pay me in advance, I’ll hold your hand and walk you through a history of the First Crusade. I really did write my senior thesis on it.

  32. @Linh Dinh

    ‘Further, anyone who invades a nation, city or house unprovoked is always wrong, so to even argue that the defenders are “at least equally violent and unsophisticated” is simply idiotic, to put it politely.’

    I can’t stop you from digging yourself in deeper, but I can refrain from arguing with you.

    The references to ‘idiotic’ aren’t exactly improving your position, either.

    • Agree: TKK
  33. utu says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Indigent Vietnamese wandering the world in search of alms. Letter H for Hezbollah came on the top of the list. Looking forward to Z for Zimbabwe about the racist white farmers down the list and then back to A for Albania about great Maoist leader Enver Hoxha.

    • LOL: obvious
  34. obvious says:
    @Iris

    you may live to eat your words, as they all do eventually. you people never learn do you…some one is going to eat those words soon enough.

  35. obvious says:
    @Linh Dinh

    That makes you a damn retard since it is the Israelis who are defending their home against the Arab invader. Most Jews are levantine people like other Semites, hardly “white”. Meanwhile Arab and Syrians are plenty white, in reality.

    • Troll: Iris, Alfred, Colin Wright
  36. obvious says:
    @Notsofast

    Maybe he can join the lines of Palestinians eagerly waiting to be genocided as they go to work, study, hospital, shop and visit throughout Israel. It is so bad that their population has somehow doubled every 20 years in the relentless genocide of prosperity and civilization. the poor things

  37. TKK says:

    Now Dinh is using Inshallah? Wow.

    Just Wow! Maybe he should start wearing a burka. Or learn how to ululate.

    To anyone who is falling for his Mr. Roger’s depiction of Hezbollah and grotesque generalizations of Muslim peoples- it is entirely inaccurate.

    It is not a magical land of baklava, smiles and high fives about destroying Israel.

    You can’t skip into Beirut and braid each other’s hair with Hezbollah terrorists over a shared hatred of Israel.

    Also- know that you are not going to be kidnapped or held for political ransom in Israel- as they do routinely in Iran ( Hezbollah’s big time sugar daddy) – unless you are planning acts of espionage or terrorism.

    Israel is safer than any other country in the ME and the West and has robust legal protections for American citizens. You will be left alone. If you did fall into big trouble, their prisons are similar to a day camp/spa for adults with furloughs, vacations days and intensive job counseling.

    • Troll: Iris
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Ugetit
  38. Metropole says:

    Mention of the crusades in an article about that part of the world is very apt. After all, we’re in the middle of another set of crusades. That’s what President Bush called the wars started after 9/11.

    On Sunday, Bush warned Americans that “this crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take awhile.” He and other US officials have said that renegade Islamic fundamentalist Osama bin Laden is the most likely suspect in the attacks.

    His use of the word “crusade,” said Soheib Bensheikh, Grand Mufti of the mosque in Marseille, France, “was most unfortunate”, “It recalled the barbarous and unjust military operations against the Muslim world,” by Christian knights, who launched repeated attempts to capture Jerusalem over the course of several hundred years.

    https://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/amphtml/2001/0919/p12s2-woeu.html

    • Replies: @Pop Warner
  39. mcohen says:

    Linh

    While you are there try the lebanese hash.smoked some when i worked on a kibbutz and it was great stuff.had me picking bananas like a monkey.
    As to hezbollah.They can check out any time,but they can never leave.By the way there is a great crusader castle near you called nimrod.Definitely worth a visit.

    Remember linhJerusalem has been visited by many armies but none stayed.You cannot colonize a relegious concept.Rather it is the other way around.The concept colonizes your brain,makes you believe all sorts of things.

    anyway check out these ancient jewish coins

    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/coins-from-the-second-revolt

    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/ancient-jewish-coins

    Ancient Jewish Coins:
    Ancient Jewish Coins: Table of Contents

    Judaea was part of the Persian empire from the 6th – 4th centuries BCE. During the latter part of this period, small silver coins were struck by an autonomous Jewish authority with the permission of the Persians. Many copied the owl design of the popular Athenian silver coins, but the Greek inscription “AQE” was replaced by an ancient Hebrew legend “YEHUD,” the Persian name of the Province of Judaea.

    Owl Coin with YEHUD (Herbst 1061)

    Other examples feature a portrait of the Persian king or the Egyptian ruler Ptolemy I (following the Battle of Ipsus in 301 BCE); some are inscribed in Paleo-Aramaic “Yehezqiyah the Governor” (the last governor of Persian Judaea), etc.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  40. Alfred says:
    @Ray Caruso

    That means more savagery will follow. It always does when Moslems are around.

    The irony is that Hezbollah is protecting all religions – including the different Christian sects in Lebanon.

    Meanwhile, the French supported the foreign Muslim terrorists who invaded Syria. French special forces were active in Syria. A French company, Lafarge, provided millions of tons of cement to these terrorists and that is how they built their hundreds of kilometers of tunnels and fortifications.

    When the cement plant was at risk of returning to the Syrian government, they blew it up.

    France torches Lafarge cement plant in Syria

    • Agree: Iris
  41. Alfred says:

    I can’t help but think about Islam, because I’m surrounded by Muslims, and the fajr call to prayer wakes me each dawn.

    Iran’s most advanced missiles are called Fajr, by the way, a mere coincidence, I’m sure. Dispatched to Hezbollah, they have been used to rouse Jews.

    This is funny. Perhaps it was not understood by some readers.

    Fajr means Dawn in Arabic and Persian. 🤣

  42. idealogus says:

    I’m sorry, Mr. Dinh, but you shot yourself in the leg.
    You stayed among the Muslims for a month and were brainwashed. This article is an obvious anti-Christian propaganda.
    Let us make a list of massacres committed by Christians and a list of massacres committed by Muslims. The result will be that for Muslims massacres are the rule in conquering a territory and for Christians they are the exception.
    That is why we constantly hear about the conquest of Jerusalem, again and again, because it is unique. There are no more similar massacres committed by christians (or they are very rare hundreds of years away).
    Musulman massacres are everywhere.
    Let’s give 2 examples.
    When the Muslims tried to conquer Albania, a local hero Scandenberg arose and with a tiny army inflicted repeated and stinging defeats on the Muslims. Muslims have decided that the Albanian people are too rebellious and that the solution is widespread massacre. So they started massacring the Albanian population on a large scale. A large part was massacred, another part fled abroad in terror, especially in Italy and a small part fled and hide in the woods for years.
    This is how Albania became a Muslim country.
    If I remember correctly, at the first siege of Vienna (or battle of Mohaci), the Muslim army was waiting orders had 100,000 soldiers who each had a sex toy, that is, a kidnapped Christian woman or a small boy. The Sultan, when he saw so many enslaved women, thought that they would slow down the march of the army. So he ordered each soldier to kill his slave. Which happened until morning. 100.000 slave cristian woman killed in one night.
    I can’t understand why the 2-3 massacres committed by the Christian are retold indefinitely and the thousands of massacres committed by Muslims are forgotten.
    As Stalin said: for fools a death is a tragedy and a million a statistic.
    So a massacre by Christians is a tragedy and a thousand Muslim massacres are a statistic.
    Even now in Africa Muslims do the same. Although they have modernized their method a bit. In Darfur, Muslims seem to have cut off the right hand of Christians on an industrial scale. Probably because of the massacre in Jerusalem 1000 years ago, isn’t it?
    Another idea that needs to be analyzed. Muslims have an intrinsically racist attitude. For them, the world is clearly divided into two Muslims who are human and Kafir (non-Muslims) who are not human and who can be killed, raped, stolen and lied without consequences. There is no such thing in Christians.
    The Pope of Rome tried for a short time to say that killing Muslims is not a sin but he could not support this nonsense with any evidence from the Bible or the holy fathers.
    Now that Mr. Dinh will stay in Jerusalem for a month, I am waiting for an article to explain us that the Jews are the chosen people and that the rest of us are soulless goims who value is less than a cow and more than a sheep.

  43. @Talha

    Muslims-Americans are not the ones having a bad time of it, regardless of the politics in Palestine. Actually, Palestinians are not have a bad time of it. They managed to bring back some of the Detroit economy as merchants.

    You yourself are reasonably successful and assimilated, married to a Swedish girl from California if I am not mistaken.

    So it is not really the Muslims in the United States who require help.

    They are not overdosing on Opoids or becoming like the zombies in 28 Days Later on meth or sleeping in tents on the Los Angeles Boulevards or swaggering around as whiggers imitating Eminem and actually believing that they are gangstas when they would be killed like a Boer in Namibia if they wandered into the real hood and teen Muslim girls in America are not getting pregnant out-of-wedlock.

    Regardless of events in Palestine, their own situations in the United States would remain the same.

    As for American war against Lebanon this will never happen because Generation Z is apathetic and unpatriotic and really would not care about the draft or the consequences of evading it.

    A few rural whites desperate to get out of a coal town with no more coal or leave Iowa or get college funds might volunteer, but not enough of them.

    Events of this summer reflect how unpatriotic Gen Z are.

  44. GMC says:
    @HalconHigh

    Definitely Agree with you – I loved Linh’s quiet statement, when referring to the New Jerusalem/USA Pass Port Law – ” With a second pass port, many of them are already prepared to become your neighbors ” lol – not much gets past him .

    • Agree: HalconHigh
  45. chris says:
    @unit472

    Where things will be in a century I know …

    I do ! We are seeing what Pax Israeliana looks like right now. It’s a global system of bullying, propaganda, spying, graft, and most of all double standards.

    A system like that is very expensive to run for decades because it eventually erodes all the human good will which actually oils all of society’s functions. When that happens there’ll be a couple of resets and that time will come way before the century is out.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Z-man
  46. Icy Blast says:

    Dear Linh Dinh: Our Jewish brothers and sisters do not think of themselves as “white.” Lumping them together with the Christians is rather an odd thing to do for a man of your understanding. As for your charges of cannibalism against the Crusaders, you sound just like an American Hipster. I think the atrocities committed by Titus’s legions in 70AD would make 1099 sound like a field exercise.

    • Replies: @The Soft Parade
  47. @TKK

    ‘…Israel is safer than any other country in the ME and the West and has robust legal protections for American citizens. You will be left alone. If you did fall into big trouble, their prisons are similar to a day camp/spa for adults with furloughs, vacations days and intensive job counseling.’

    !!!

    Perhaps true enough if you’re a member of the Master Race or at least an honorary Aryan. For others, it’s more Bus 900.

  48. @mcohen

    ‘…Judaea was part of the Persian empire from the 6th – 4th centuries BCE. During the latter part of this period, small silver coins were struck by an autonomous Jewish authority with the permission of the Persians. Many copied the owl design of the popular Athenian silver coins, but the Greek inscription “AQE” was replaced by an ancient Hebrew legend “YEHUD,” the Persian name of the Province of Judaea…’

    Now explain how this gives Poles and Galician Jews title to the place. Would you see Filipino Catholics as having a right to march on Jerusalem?

    • Replies: @mcohen
  49. mcohen says:
    @Colin Wright

    Colin

    Filipino’s love israel.the pay is good.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/magazine/israels-invisible-filipino-work-force.html

    Whats amusing is linh dinh the Vietnamese passing gas on history,when jewish coins were minted in Jerusalem a thousand years before.Whats even more astounding is that the dinh dynasty were jews from tiberias who got into the money business in vietnam cause pho was the go

    The first Vietnamese coins were cast under the rule of the Đinh Dynasty (968–981) with the introduction of the Thái Bình Hưng Bảo (太平興寶) under Đinh Bộ Lĩnh.[11] Though for the next 2 centuries coins would remain a rarity in the daily lives of the common people as barter would remain the dominant means of exchange under both the Đinh and Early Lê dynasties.[12]

    7] The reason why coins made from metals of lower intrinsic value were introduced was because of various superstitions involving Vietnamese people burying cash coins, as the problem of people burying cash coins became too much for the government as almost all coins issued by government mints tended to be buried mere months after they had entered circulation, the Vietnamese government began issuing coins made from an alloy of zinc, lead, and tin. As these cash coins tended to be very fragile they would decompose faster if buried which caused the Vietnamese people to stop burying their coins.[8][9]

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  50. I do hope Linh gets to Israel – easiest perhaps to enter as a tourist from Jordan. And he may come down with Jerusalem religion syndrome like Peter O’Toole as the Electric Jesus. Perhaps he will undertake orthodox jewish conversion and become a black hat which is not unheard of. A friend of mine from college, a Puerto Rican chess whiz who grew up in the Lower East Side in love with a jewish girl from an orthodox background did just that. He is immortalized in a short story by his friend Ivan Gold.

    Perhaps Linh will cease his wanderings in Jerusalem and find peace in some guise there.

  51. Saladin’s generosity came from his genetic code, whereas, the Hezbollahs’ generosity comes from its cultural code… both are products of the Indo-Iranians.

    On the other hand, the semitic barbarians gave you buraq (not a donkey, nor a mule, so, it must be something fantastical) and 5 jarring calls to prayers)… and, of course, the Israelis!

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  52. @unit472

    Amen! For a privileged peak into the real Israel, I recommend http://www.debka.com, a news-site with real scoops interspersed with what reads like Israeli government disinformation. For example, Israel has contracted with one of the anti-Covid vacine makers for enough doses for all as the country has been suffering high covid infections and deaths concentrated among the orthodox (black hats) and the Arab population, analogous to the infection rates in urban black ghettos and in the enclaves of orthodox jews in Brooklyn and elsewhere.

    The predictions of Israel’s imminent demise by the jew haters on this forum are pure projection. To friend and sober foe alike, that nation displays every index of a successful secular polity and has weathered every existential threat since 1948. That is a long track record in terms of political history. Ultimately if actual history is a precedent, that geography and the people dwelling there will change and be replaced or melded with other peoples. But not in the immediate future. Jew haters, eat your heart out! Israel will live long after you are dead and forgotten.

    Linh, please make every effort to get to Jerusalem for your personal sake and for the sake of your writing and our enlightenment.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Art
    , @Anon
  53. Mohammed also met Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus, Abraham and Allah Himself, on different tiers of heaven. (God was on the 7th floor.)

    Salam Linh Dinh,

    As always, an excellent write. I am Shia like Sayyid Hassan NasrAllah. Shia Muslims believe that God, the Almighty has no body, shape, image, form and so forth. Wonder, how how Prophet Mohammad (saws) met God on the 7th floor. Not everything is literal!

    Mosh’s conduct is most fascinating. When Mohammed told Moses that Allah had commanded 50 daily prayers for Islam, the Jew boss urged the first Muslim to haggle it down to 25, then five, but even that was deemed too onerous, so go back and Jew Allah some more, Mosh urged. Mohammed couldn’t do it, “Now I feel shy of asking my Lord again.”

    LOL, bribe able God, maybe all the rich Jews can bribe Him on judgment day!

    • Replies: @God's Fool
  54. Before Lebanon, I was in North Macedonia, and there, my friend Alex would refer to Muslim calls to prayer as “Tarzan five times a day.” As a Christian, Alex resents Muslim encroachment onto his physical or mental space.

    LOL, the dueling mosques’ calls to prayers on public address systems. Well said!

    In 2016, Israel banned three East Jerusalem mosques from broadcasting their fajr calls to prayer. Netanyahu explained, “I cannot count the times—they are simply too numerous—that citizens have turned to me from all parts of Israeli society, from all religions, with complaints about the noise and suffering caused to them by the excessive noise coming to them from the public address systems of houses of prayer.”

    Being in Lebanon forces me to think even harder about Israel, naturally, and not just because Jewish jets fly over my head several times a day.

    Excellent suggestion for drowning out the flying jets noises!

    Maybe, the Muslims should surround Netanyahu house with “the excessive noise coming to them from the public address systems of houses of prayer”

    Best regards,

    Mohamed

  55. Robjil says:
    @Linh Dinh

    The destruction of Jerusalem in 614 AD and the Mamilla Pool massacres should be honored. If honored, Jewish culture’s “innocent” nature in all of history would be in question. Crusades have been through the mill for decades. The only way to heal this planet is open debates on everything in history, nothing hidden.

    http://israelshamir.net/English/mamilla.htm

    The dead were laid to their eternal rest in AD 614, the most dreadful year in the history of Palestine until the Twentieth Century. The Scottish scholar Adam Smith, wrote in his Historical Geography of Palestine: “until now, the terrible devastation of 614 is visible in the land, it could not be healed”.

    By 614 Palestine was a part of the Roman successor state, the Byzantine Empire. It was a prosperous, predominantly Christian land of well-developed agriculture, of harnessed water systems and carefully laid terraces. Pilgrims came in flocks to the Holy places. The Constantine-built edifices of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives and of the Holy Sepulchre were among the man-made wonders of the world. The Judean wilderness was enlivened by eighty monasteries, where precious manuscripts were collected and prayers offered. The Fathers of the church, St Jerome of Bethlehem and Origen and Eusebius of Caesarea, were still a living memory. One of the best Palestinian writers, on a par with the Minor Prophets, blessed John Moschos, just completed his Spiritual Meadow.

    In 614 local Palestinian Jews allied with their Babylonian co-religionists and assisted the Persians in their conquest of the Holy Land. 26,000 Jews participated in the onslaught. In the aftermath of the Persian victory, the Jews perpetrated a massive holocaust of the Gentiles of Palestine. They burned the churches and the monasteries, killed monks and priests, burned books. The beautiful basilica of Fishes and Loaves in Tabgha, the Ascension on the Mount of Olives, St Stephen opposite Damascus Gate and the Hagia Sion on Mt Zion are just at the top of the list of perished edifices. Indeed, very few churches survived the onslaught. The Great Laura of St Sabas, tucked away in the bottomless Ravine of Fire (Wadi an-Nar) was saved by its remote location and steep crags. The Church of the Nativity miraculously survived: when Jews commanded its destruction, the Persians balked. They perceived the Magi mosaic above the lintel as the portrait of Persian kings.

    This devastation was not the worst crime. When Jerusalem surrendered to the Persians, thousands of local Christians became prisoners of war and were herded to the Mamilla Pool area. The Israeli archaeologist Ronny Reich writes:

    They were probably sold to the highest bidder. According to some sources, the Christian captives at Mamilla Pond were bought by Jews and were then slain on the spot.

    The Oxford Professor Henry Hart Milman’s History of the Jews describes it in stronger terms:

    It had come at length, the long-expected hour of triumph and vengeance; and the Jews did not neglect the opportunity. They washed away the profanation of the holy city in Christian blood. The Persians are said to have sold the miserable captives for money. The vengeance of the Jews was stronger than their avarice; not only did they not scruple to sacrifice their treasures in the purchase of these devoted bondsmen, they put to death all they had purchased at a lavish price. It was a rumour of the time that 90,000 perished.

    • Thanks: Pop Warner
  56. Jerusalem is a portal into hell that should be leveled and then turned into a pig farm. Nothing good has ever come from that foul place.

  57. Z-man says:

    It’s time for a reconciliation of the Semites, which means the latest white invaders must leave, just like the Crusaders.

    Actually a lot of the Lebanese are more European-Mediterranean looking than Semites. Just look at the pictures of their soldiers in your article. The Phoenicians were a cosmopolitan lot.
    “Next year in Jerusalem!”

  58. Z-man says:
    @chris

    When that happens there’ll be a couple of resets and that time will come way before the century is out.

    .. Or Jesus will make a second trip. Either way Zionists lose.

    • LOL: chris
  59. Poco says:
    @Iris

    One more reason why “minorities” should flee White countries. Vibrant diversity, it’s whats for dinner.

  60. Iris says:
    @Anonymouse

    The predictions of Israel’s imminent demise by the jew haters on this forum are pure projection. To friend and sober foe alike, that nation displays every index of a successful secular polity and has weathered every existential threat since 1948.

    Just wait for the inevitable reckoning of the arch-transparent 9/11 false flag , when your “friend” the American people will finally acknowledge that you blew up to dust 3000 of them in broad daylight with nuclear weapons, in the heart of Manhattan, in pursuit of your delirious Zionist global domination delusions.

    We will so how “successful” Israel will fare from there.

    And good look hiding from a truth so obvious it does not even require an official enquiry anymore.

    • Agree: Alfred
  61. Try to spend some time on the West Bank, preferably Bethlehem, and you could go on day trips to Jerusalem from there. Check out the hostels or get some Palestinian Christians to invite you. You can easily slip in from Jordan, if they allow entry during this Covid-19 crisis. And watch out the Jews don’t slip some poison in your food as they did to David Duke when he stopped over in Israel on his way from India with a suitcase of Hindi swastika souvenirs. Your reports from the Palestinian Territories would be most welcome and sure to rouse the yays and nays on UR.

  62. Ugetit says:
    @TKK

    If you did fall into big trouble, their prisons are similar to a day camp/spa for adults with furloughs, vacations days and intensive job counseling.

    You mean they’re modeled after Theresienstadt, free concerts and all?

  63. @God's Fool

    Only Satan finds calls to prayer “jarring.”

    • Replies: @God's Fool
  64. @Linh Dinh

    Moslems invaded Jerusalem unprovoked in 638, as well as countless other Christian and non-Christian lands before and since, robbing, raping, enslaving, and mass-murdering, just like their “prophet” did himself during his subjugation of Arabia. It’s good that Moslems got a dose of their own medicine from the Crusaders. As Moslem behavior in places like Rotherham indicates, another large dose is urgently needed.

  65. anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    In Aadaysit Marjaayoun, there’s a billboard showing the Iraqi Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Iranian Qasem Soleimani and the Lebanese Imad Mughniyeh. The first two were assassinated by the USA, the last by Israel. The Jewish state is a stone’s throw away.

    And who did this latest one:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/head-irans-nuclear-weapons-project-assassinated

    CIA or Mossad? Team work as per the usual arrangement?

    Muslims are the only ones anymore who are standing up to Jews. The entire West has been neutered by Jews’ total control of all our cultural, financial, judicial, political entities. If Muslims were a more sizable minority in the US, all Jew run institutions from DOJ, FBI, CIA, State Dept. to Wall Street, HQ of CNN, NYT, WaPo, WSJ, Twitter, Facebook, Google, HBO, Netflix, HYP, AIPAC, antifa, BLM and all gay clubs would be bombed to bits by now, with the head of these organizations beheaded.

    • Replies: @Insouciant
  66. Art says:
    @Anonymouse

    The predictions of Israel’s imminent demise by the jew haters on this forum are pure projection. To friend and sober foe alike, that nation displays every index of a successful secular polity and has weathered every existential threat since 1948.

    Here is the whole story. Israeli success depends on the control and coercion of the American culture. The result is that America is dying. Jews are killing their golden goose. Western Europe is the same story.

    The evil of the Jews is obvious to mankind. Plucky little 1948 Israel has turned into a friendless monster. It has squandered the good will of humanity. Zionism is political cancer. One way or another it will die.

    • Agree: Iris, FLgeezer, Joe Levantine
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  67. Talha says:

    Hmmm…looks like someone just killed the top Iranian nuclear scientist. I’m guessing that; 1) Israelis were behind it and 2) this is the outgoing administration’s “gift” to them by green-lighting the hit.

    Peace.

  68. WalterBr says:

    Good Lord! What happened to the little man?

  69. @mcohen

    You’re kind of a cut-rate AaronB.

    The original’s worthless enough; trying to copy it and failing is really pathetic.

  70. Yesterday’s Knight Templar crusaders are today’s Freemasons. I often wonder what they find fascinating about an occult Kabbalist religion? Maybe Linh could provide some answers in his next essay.

  71. @Art

    Israeli success depends on the control and coercion of the American culture.

    This is complete nonsense. The poster knows about Israel even less than Linh- which is quite an achievement.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Art
  72. @anon

    Someone posted on MoonofAlabama a few days ago that Iran has more STEM graduates (as proportion of population) than next-closest contenders, Russia and China, and more than twice more than USA.

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/11/israel-is-again-pushing-for-an-attack-on-iran.html?cid=6a00d8341c640e53ef026bdea81069200c#comment-6a00d8341c640e53ef026bdea81069200c

    STEM graduates:

    China: 4.7 million/yr. [population: 1.4 b, .3357% STEM]
    US: 0.56 million/yr [pop. 328.2 m, .17% STEM]
    Russia: 0.56 million/yr [pop. 146.7 m, .38% STEM]
    Iran: 0.34 million/yr [pop. 82,913,906 , .41% STEM]

    https://www.industryweek.com/talent/article/21998889/the-countries-with-the-most-stem-graduates

    Targeting Iran’s intellectuals and scientists is right out of the Jewish playbook: Kill all the best gentiles.

    What a disgusting tribe of inferior beings.

  73. sarz says:
    @Talha

    It’s a lot of trouble to access the material you have linked to. There is a much easier way. You can download a digital version of the book for free from Z-Library at https://b-ok.cc/.
    The book title is The Social Structure of the First Crusade, and the author is Conor Kostick. The chapter you have indicated is Chapter 4.

    • Thanks: Iris, Talha
  74. Iris says:
    @Talha

    Unfortunately, the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Ministry of Defense’s Research and Technology Centre has been confirmed by Tehran, who described the assassination as “terrorist”.

    Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran’s advisor on international affairs, said Friday evening that the secret and public perpetrators of the assassination should wait for Iran’s retaliation.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati declared that Israel is most likely involved in the assassination of scientist Fakhrizadeh.

    Hassan Dehghan, military adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, blamed Israel for the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran on Friday.
    He accused Israel of pushing the region towards all-out war:

    “The Zionists in the last days of their allies’ political life are seeking to escalate the pressure on Iran with the aim of a large-scale war,”
    “Our response will be like a thunderbolt on the heads of the killers of the oppressed martyr and they will regret what they did,”

    • Replies: @Talha
  75. Art says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    This is complete nonsense. The poster knows about Israel even less than Linh- which is quite an achievement.

    There is nothing heroic or good about Jew squatters, arms merchants, and spymasters.

    Jews are the master merchants of the negative and the mendacious.

  76. Talha says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    I would imagine there’s quite a bit of that going on in certain pockets of Israel. I wonder how and when Iran plans to respond. 🤔

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  77. Talha says:
    @Iris

    I wonder if that is considered by the Iranians as a bigger loss than the hit on Soleimani…?

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Iris
  78. Israel’s (probably) assassination of Iranian scientist is a disgrace. It makes others consider Israel a rogue state, which is not conductive to anything good. I consider myself to be a friend of Israel, but this is an act of shameless terrorism.

    And it is, more or less- meaningless. Iran’s theocratic lunacy should be contained by other means.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-cant-be-stopped-in-nuke-bid-but-can-be-deterred-says-former-mossad-chief/

    Former Mossad chief: Iran can’t be stopped in nuke bid, but can be deterred

  79. sarz says:

    Hi Linh. Would you please ask Taxi or one of her Lebanese friends if anyone talks these days about the Lebanese Christian historian, Kamal Salibi and his magnum opus, The Bible Came from Arabia (1985). He had been trying to locate all the places named in the Jewish bible by comparing them with contemporary names in Palestine. He discovered he had been looking in the wrong place. The names he was researching had a much closer association with contemporary places in an area of the southwest coast of Arabia. It was mentioned in Time magazine as a plausible if controversial thesis. And then silence. Now one finds mainly reductive and patronising references to the work. But it is solid scholarship, and despite the abstruse arguments, quite exciting.

    If Jews won’t let you visit al Quds, mistaken for Ursalem after seven decades of Babylonian captivity, go to the real homeland of the Jews—if the crypto-Jews controlling it will let you in.

    That reminds me. Yemeni Jews were the targets of Ashkenazi genocide. They did radiation experiments on several thousand. And they took away their children for adoption by Ashkenazis. Maybe they were trying to fix their genetic claim to being real Jews.

    About twenty years ago a geneticist in one of the leading journals in the field published his genetic comparison of Palestinians with Yemeni Jews. He concluded that as far as he could tell they were identical, and ended by asking, So what’s all the fuss about?

    All hell broke loose and there were wild cries of antisemitism. A directive went out worldwide from the publisher of the journal to every library carrying it that the offending article must be torn out by the roots. Most libraries meekly complied.

    Anyway, do look at Salibi’s book (downloadable as pdf from https://b-ok.cc) and see how to get to the original (real) Jerusalem. I’d really love to hear about your trip there. But if you can get to al Quds by Christmas, then of course that comes first.

    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Tommy Thompson
    , @Sirius
  80. Iris says:
    @Talha

    This vile assassination is as serious as it gets.

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid any steps that could lead to escalation in the wake of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

    One cannot cease to repeat it: Isreal is the Nr 1 threat to global peace, and is relentllessly working at bringing about WW3.

    • Thanks: FLgeezer
    • Replies: @Talha
  81. Talha says:
    @Iris

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all parties to exercise restraint and avoid any steps that could lead to escalation

    Fat chance with that one. That’s basically like saying; “Yeah, we know Israel just sucker punched you in the face, but let’s all just calm down now.”

    I mean, it’s up to the Iranians at this point. They know what they are capable of and they have seen what the Israelis are willing to do, so I guess we’ll see what transpires in the next coming months. I wonder if they will wait until the Orange One is out of office or not. That will be a very interesting factor.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Iris
  82. Ron Unz says:
    @Talha

    I would imagine there’s quite a bit of that going on in certain pockets of Israel. I wonder how and when Iran plans to respond.

    It seems to me that one potentially counter-productive aspect of all these recent high-profile Israeli assassinations in Iran is that they may gradually draw renewed attention to aspects of various past very high-profile assassinations and such, both in the US and elsewhere, that perhaps might result in political developments not necessarily to Israel’s benefit:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-mossad-assassinations/

    After all, if somebody constantly goes around making it very clear how extremely bold and effective they are at certain types of actions, people may naturally begin to wonder if such boldness and effectiveness may have been true in the past as well…

  83. After all, if somebody constantly goes around making it very clear how extremely bold and effective they are at certain types of actions, people may naturally begin to wonder if such boldness and effectiveness may have been true in the past as well…

    Salam Ron,

    LOL, you are finally coming to my way of thinking that both USA and Iran are in cahoots.

    Shah of Iran, almost destroyed Islam, but fortunately Khomeini was allowed to leave France.

    Best regards,

    Mohamed

    Note: Fake COVID-19 will be the destruction of all that Wealth (Mammon)!

  84. Iris says:
    @Talha

    Fat chance with that one.

    You are right of course regarding the United Nations’ complete irrelevance. They did nothing since 2007, they won’t do anything today.

    The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is only the last of a long list of murders of Iranian scientists committed by Israel going at least as far back as 2007. Here is a 2012 timeline in the Financial Time:
    https://www.ft.com/content/7a94317c-af22-3f8b-82ed-f7dcf6091d2f

    There is even a Wikipedia page dedicated to these murders:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Iranian_nuclear_scientists

    Isreal can hardly invoke plausible deniability: if the US were responsible for such a killing program, why would it target only Iranian scientists, neither Russians, nor Chinese? (apart from the apparent suicide of quantum physicist Zhang Shoucheng in the US).

    Israel is just digging its own grave. It is behaving like the minion of a powerful mafia boss who, convincing of its impunity, goes around and shoots people’s children in kindergartens. It is displaying its “civilisational” features, or more accurately, lack thereof.

    It is not just the Middle East which is concerned: other people wordlwide have scientists too, and they are taking note of the abjection and madness Israel is capable of.

    • Replies: @Talha
  85. Orange man is no fool. God bless him!

    Already, Russia interfered in the election of 2016. Wonder, which country interfered in the election of 2020!

  86. Iris says:
    @sarz

    Thanks ever so much for the great comment and for the link to relevant e-books. This is fantastically interesting. Best.

  87. Talha says:
    @Iris

    It is not just the Middle East which is concerned: other people wordlwide have scientists too, and they are taking note of the abjection and madness Israel is capable of.

    It’s an interesting subject. I don’t know what steps, say, Pakistan takes to insure its own nuclear scientists are not open to hits by Israel. Since it actually has a nuclear arsenal and is currently hostile to Israel:

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Ron Unz
    , @Meena
  88. @sarz

    #80

    Agreed. I also read Prof. Salibi’s work the Bible Came from Arabia /b; and found it very compelling, all the more as it was widely reported at the time that the Israelis with the all their vast archeological diggings failed to prove any Jewish presence (site saltings aside) in the pre- 300 BC era of Palestine.

    But I also recall that Salibi also talked about a war in the Yemen in the 6th century AD. The Jewish population of Yemen had rebelled and overthrew the rulers there and seized the government, it became a Jewish ruled land.

    They then began a massive pogram of the large Christian population there. They also overan a Christian kingdom centered on Najran (located between Saudi and Yemeni border area just to the east a way). He indicated that local historians recorded that the Jewish kingdom then beheaded 27,000 Christians there. The massacres and conquest lead to a request for help to Byzantium, which then requested the nearby Christian ruler of Abyssinia to rescue the Yemeni Christians, and put down the Jewish rebellion. Abysinnia ended up conquering not just the Yemen but the entire region of SW Arabia and held it for something like a 100 years.

    Now others here may be more knowledgeable on this history and if so should feel free to make any additions or corrections.

  89. Sirius says:
    @sarz

    Do you recall the name of the geneticist?

    Concerning Kamal Salibi, he was a well-known historian of the region and well regarded as an authority until The Bible Came from Arabia came out. I recall it was denounced by many historians at the time, but I don’t know if anyone actually took the time to try to refute it.

    He himself stated in the book that archaeologists would need to research in the Hijaz to provide hard evidence to his theory. I’m pretty sure the authorities would never allow that, assuming any archaeologists heeded his call or attempted to do so.

    • Replies: @sarz
  90. Iris says:
    @Talha

    It’s an interesting subject. I don’t know what steps, say, Pakistan takes to insure its own nuclear scientists are not open to hits by Israel. Since it actually has a nuclear arsenal and is currently hostile to Israel:

    There is no doubt whatsoever that Pakistan is in Israel’s bullseye. Probably next after Iran and Saudi Arabia who is just a dupe.

    With all due respect, even if a US puppet was somehow to be imposed as Pakistani PM, it would not change the sociology of the country. Pakistanis, overall, are very pious Muslims, very patriotic and strong supporters of the Palestinian cause. This will never change so Israel will never forgive Pakistan for merely existing, let alone being a nuclear power. The Pakistanis know it, who have accordingly struck a strategic alliance with China as a balance.

    On a medium term (10 years), IMHO, the subject of nuclear weapons will take a very different dimension.
    It is only a speculation which is currently being discussed on a couple of French physics websites, but there is a growing conviction that a new generation of undetectable, pure fusion weapons have been developed (See “Aneutronic fusion” on Wikipedia).

    Such weapons are believed to be now available to the US/Israel tandem, and to Russia. They would leave no radioactive fallout, can be dialled up or down at will to fit the target’s size, and do not require any uranium enrichment, as they are based on readily available compound such as lithium and deuterium.

    The consequence of such development is that nuclear progress can neither be monitored nor stopped. Also, the passing of such technology from one developed nation to another can be done in total “plausible deniability”, as no tracable enriched uranium is involved. Finally, in case of use, it will be impossible to trace the manufacturing nation as long as no unexploded weapon is found. Just like Isreal can pretend it has nothing to do with the Beirut harbour bombing.

    In summary, if Iran or Pakistan acquire these new thermonuclear weapons, other Arab/Muslim countries will too, and nuclear non-proliferation treaties will become de facto obsolete.

    Israelis know that time is agaisnt them, so one can expect all-out violence and provocation from them on the short term. But what is Isreal in the larger picture… What is at stake is much bigger than the Zionist backwater. The Great Orient is returning under control of its legitimate patrons.

    • Thanks: Talha
  91. @ploni almoni

    Or rather, only the Devil would negotiate the number of prayers from 50 to 5… what was the lazy bum doing with the rest of his time, getting stoned on khat or humping camels (more like the desert buffaloes)?

    • Replies: @Anon
  92. Iris says:

    From RT Arabic;

    Iran sends a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council on “serious indications of Israeli responsibility” in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

    In the letter, Iran warned against “reckless actions” by the United States and Israel during the remainder of Donald Trump’s presidency.
    Iran “reserves the right to take all necessary measures to defend its people and secure their interests,” the letter said.

    In its letter, Iran made it clear that it expected the Secretary-General and the Security Council to strongly condemn the assassination and “take the necessary measures against those involved”.

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  93. @Larchmonter420

    “LOL, bribe able God, maybe all the rich Jews can bribe Him on judgment day!”

    Why wait until the judgement day? They’re are already bribing him now… how else did they get hold of Jerusalem? Perhaps, the Devil will your best ally!

  94. Ron Unz says:
    @Talha

    It’s an interesting subject. I don’t know what steps, say, Pakistan takes to insure its own nuclear scientists are not open to hits by Israel. Since it actually has a nuclear arsenal and is currently hostile to Israel.

    Well, as I pointed out last year, there seems a pretty good possibility that back in 1988 Israel assassinated Pakistan’s president and his entire government:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-mossad-assassinations/#who-killed-zia

    More recently, the very highly-regarded former head of Pakistan’s ISI repeatedly claimed to leading Western journalists that Israel had been behind the 9/11 attacks:

    https://www.unz.com/emargolis/911-the-mother-of-all-coincidences/

    https://www.unz.com/audio/channel/gunsbutter/guest/hamid_gul/

    So I assume that the current Pakistani government and its national security apparatus are already aware of these potential security dangers…

    • Thanks: Iris
    • Replies: @Talha
  95. Bible & Sword, Barbara Tuchman

  96. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:

    >BIBI: “I cannot count the times…that citizens…from all parts of Israeli society [complain]… about the noise and suffering caused to them by the excessive noise coming to them.”

    I would bet, Bibster, that it’s far less than the number of times sane, decent folks have registered complaints about a certain mooching, shlt-stirring, apartheid-exalting tribe of drunks banned (so far!) from 109 bars.

    I also suspect not a few Christianish folks relax by watching documentary footage of Stroop’s troops beating the living snot of of arrogant ZOB Zionazis in 1943 Warsaw…the latter being precusors to the cowardly IDF (Israeli Donkey Fellators).

  97. Anon[267] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymouse

    We need to know how are the Jew- haters defined . We should explore what stands opposite to the Jew hate . What are the cost for supporting the issues or the things that dear to Jews ?

    For that we need to find out what the Jew lovers do, how they piggyback on mainstream local or national issues their distant foreign unrelated interests , how they do,and what they do when exposed or challenged.

    Let’s try

    I think ,preoccupy myself dwell on certain ideas . I write ,I talk and when in position ,I try to spread the idea within the organizations . Am I responsible for the adoption of the idea ? Am I responsible if the ideas end up hurting my organizations or the lands to which that organization belong ( I terms of finances protection bounding by laws and taxation etc ) ?

    Let’s consider another scenario : I gather 20 or 40 other persons Majority of them can anytime including me move and live in the country whose interest we promote . We can claim and obtain citizenship without much ado. We go often to same wedding,same on family gatherings and same religious centers and activities ,often even see our successors getting married from the same pool, We have same ideas same passion and love when we defend that country . We use same historical same religious angles, same political reasonings while we defend ourselves ,our support ,or activities . We often end up talking about the passion love respect for that country . We also often use the same phrase against anyone who disagrees with us . Jew Hater. We sometimes even threat when once challenges our love and passion . If the challenger notices a discrepancy or inconsistency or contradictions ,we jump out of the sofa and try to corner the person into the cage of the phrase and leave him or her there ( anti semitism ) When the inconsistency is expressed and aired in terms of the interest of the country of residence ( American loss vs Israeli gain ) we express outrage ,we dig his or her past ,we connect him or her to the infamous inmates of that cage if possible but we never address his or her logic . ( remember how Chuck Hagel was denounced by Kristol as Jew hater ) .
    We establish tax -exempt letter head- organizations . We break the group build one new but we don’t alter our position or change our aim . PNAC or JInSA become FDD or something else . Faces and focus remain same . Iraq can become Iran . But the beneficiary – Israel remain intact . No Change .
    We appear on TV that is owned by someone who is honored by the country to which we express our solidarity with ,love and respect for and we wished we fought for that country in its wars against its enemies . We appear on the TV whose anchors share same ‘ DNA’ with us , actually same historical root with the country that we love . We somehow never see who we call Jew hater on the service provided by the media by the TV . Balance of information is for the loser. When one party loses power and opposition comes to power ,we even discard as long as the new power doesn’t try to obstruct our planks or positions and allows us to hurl abuse at the party if it tries to alter the direction ( see how we attacked Obama despite him doing each and every bidding Netanyahu seed and got ) like some deflection from established position of us on Iran. If the party tries to follow established long term policy of the country we live in but doesn’t agree to change deposits that change would have boroughs benefit to our distant country cloaked by our DNA, we excoriate . Remember how now we excoriated Bush for thinking of helping Palestinian ,despite him agreeing to check all the items on our PNAC memo .[ PNAC has some what we call lie tests . We don’t need them but we place these items to hoodwink or hide. Like we were after Syria Iran Iraq but we replaced Syria with NK just to hide our perverted attachment to Israel and hatred for its enemies in floating the idea of the Axis of Evil ]

    Think of the scenario now – we come to occupy positions in the government our policies are shoved down behind the scene by us and by our henchmen ( bribes or promised of big career jump ) . TV a ounces the bold vision . They invite us again this time as spokesman or expert . We quote each other from our groups . We educate the viewers about our vision and how that vision is based on our shared experiences ,pain,memory,victimhood and century old pogrom or directed attack .We mention repeatedly the country we love as being the living breathing document example and inventory of memory and triumph that gather and save and deify the entire history of our 5000 years of existence despite threat of annihilation from the other . This ‘other ‘ we remind is trying to destroy us again just like it did try to destroy USA . A moment that gave us the opportunity to hijack the interest of some one else That someone we owe to but we don’t care , we don’t admit until and unless our priority are met. Our priority is that distant land . The country where we were born and raised ,to us is only for a greater cause of humanity . We define humanity as those who cherish and support our cause . Rest are the new,ones of the civilization . We express the abstract ideas because concrete works have to be done and ocnftee gains have to be made for the distant country of ours while abstract claim of fame or righteousness will be directed to the country where we live . The county of our births will shoulder the responsibility of translating what is abstract for it to on concrete for Israel – our country at heart . America an become world leader but Israel gets the money,land,we pains and support from the world leader at UN . Israeli citizen get few thousand dollars every month while American citizen die in poverty . Abstract in USA soon becomes concrete . Concrete gain for Israel brings rms and adorns Israel with abstract ideas of civilization ,western,democratic,forward looking .

    When things go wrong we say USA did not follow all our recommendations ( like attacking Iran in addition to attacking Iraq )

    When things go wrong, we send disclaimers . We assert that we were never inside the heads of the government. We did not have any power . We did not suggest or advise . We say we are being blamed by the Jew haters . We say we are not cabal . We say we don’t have 2 horn son our foreheads .

    If someone digs our past activism that hurt USA , we call them Jew Hater and force the organization ,media or government to hire us again . Think of Elliot Abram .

    We raise cacophony of protests if some pro American someone with past activism for Palestine is hired . We often throw them out . Remember Young , remember so many – who got sandbagged by us.

    ——-

    Jew -hating is what is not Jew loving to the accusers . But to the rest Jew hating is independence ,patriotism , justice and national interest and protection of the non Jewish identity .

  98. Anon[267] • Disclaimer says:
    @God's Fool

    Lazy bum offers you the hope of redemption . Lazy bum provided you with secular cultural religious scientific and architectural renaissance . You can pray 50 times No one will pay attention. You can pray one time , none will bother .
    People eat every other day or once a day and wear clothes that cover their shame only . Some anage to read only one book in entire life and some never. Some hear same sermons every su day and dance with the angel in their mouth uttering all kind of words . Some think that the they are saved because they embraced Jesus as saviors and then go and kill 1 million because if he didn’t he would find himself in the devils ‘s crosshairs and lose his rose garden . Some expose with no cotton thread anywhere hoping to get some attention and find a good provider again at 40 .

  99. Talha says:
    @Ron Unz

    Wow – that is pretty interesting. I had always just assumed it was Russia and India pulling it off.

    That is a brilliant way they handled John Gunther Dean; have him declared mentally unstable, that way anything he says in the future will be sumarily dismissed.

    So I assume that the current Pakistani government and its national security apparatus are already aware of these potential security dangers…

    I would assume this too. But, again, Iran was also quite aware of the dangers, but failed in preventing the hit. I wonder what mechanisms and procedures Pakistan has in place (I don’t ISI is going to share them of course).

    Peace.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  100. Meena says:
    @Talha

    Pakistan is full of corrupt politicians religious leaders and businessmen . They are the primary power centers and arbiter of the country . They are connected through more than one identities and factors .Decades old fealty to obscurantist Saudi ideologies and dependence on the money have rendered that country fragile . India has its own connections high up in the elite corp . Saudi pivot to Israel and to India have exposed the royals to Pakistani . But it’s a huge task and it requires time money effort and self reliance .to come out of that orbit identity . China might help but China is also under thereat from India Saudi Israel and USA. Shia Sunni rivalry was created for petty gain prevtnimg understanding with Iran . Taliban if comes to power will pivot to USA and Saudi .
    Always there is the danger of sudden return of the migrants laborers from Arab.
    Last 30 years constant canard against Pakistan has left it vulnerable to world opinion and has dented its confidence .Balochistan has genuine grievances which is open to foreign manipulation .

    • Replies: @Talha
    , @God's Fool
  101. @Ron Unz

    Ron Unz is Wonderful —what he allows us to do should be the mainstream newspapers duty but they have been subverted. Many thanks Ron Unz and your many readers and commentators allow for some Great readiug and prod some thinking !!! Many Thanks !!!

    • Agree: Taxi
  102. Talha says:
    @Meena

    Wow – lots to agree with there; you hit multiple nails on the head. Well done!

    Peace.

  103. Iris says:

    Lebanese media “Al Mayadeen” reports that Benjamin Netanyahu has alluded to Israeli participation in the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

    Netanyahu is reported to having declared to Israeli media “I’ve done a lot of things this week and I can’t talk about them all,”, which has been interpreted as a hint to Israeli participation.

    The former Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs, Yossi Koperser, noted that “Fakhrizadeh was the Soleimani of the nuclear program.”
    “An action of this kind could only be carried out by Israel and the United States,” he added.

    “The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is producing a new regime,” said another israeli military commentator at the Yediot Aharonot site.”When they assassinate a big figure in Iran’s nuclear project, they break the balance.” he tweeted. “They are creating some kind of new system.”

    Israel’s Channel 13 said that “the assassination attempt on Fakhrizadeh between 2010 and 2012 was cancelled for operational reasons,” noting that “his assassination today shows that the policy of assassinations has been resumed after a long hiatus due to negotiations between the Obama administration and Iran.”

    Finally, the New York Times also quoted three intelligence officials as saying that “Israel is behind the assassination of Fakhrizadeh.”

    Far from denying their responsibility, the Israelis are on the contrary deliberately claiming their involvement in and taunting Iran, which shows that their goal is actually to provoke an immediate response from Tehran. The mess in the US administration is an opportunity they cannot let go to waste.

    • Replies: @Meena
    , @ChuckOrloski
  104. Seraphim says:

    Do you take seriously the story of Mahomed flying to Jerusalem?

    • Replies: @Metropole
  105. Meena says:
    @Iris

    What has the war on terror wrought? The war on terror has turned illegal war into legal war, turn mafia gangster into statesman , has turned turned illegal combatants into heroes. ,cocky heroes ,fat cocky heroes ,fat lying cheating and stealing heroes , and into fat lying cheating stealing Secretary of State who is free to hire as many assassins as many he wants in the gated market of terrorism .

    Terrorism follows the developmental processes . It is calm calculated directed and covert but highly effective . This type of terrorism can be called Type 1. It is the preserve of the west and of Israel.
    Type 2 is random ,non – directional ,visible ,emotional in origin and leaves bad emotions wafting all around It is a poor substitute ,pale in comparison to western ,
    Type 1 and incapable of hitting the system responsible for the original crime. It also backfires because it loses the citizen and turns the citizen into unsympathetic .
    This type 2 emanates from poor powerless and from fragmented confused indecisive guilt ridden society . Guilt in this case is also the products of the manipulation of the states who engage in type 1 terrorism .

    Suppose Iran reacts and faces a war, the country will suffer irreparable damages and prevent any future JCOPA reconciliation. That is the aim of Israel.

    But if war continues, China can grab Taiwan,encroach upon Indian territories and with Pakistan can enter into Kashmir – Ladakh . China can appear on the narrow junction that connects eastern India with the rest . American inattention will bite it like a black mamba.
    Ethiopia will get rid of Tigray resistance , Syria and Hizbullah will be forced to join, Hkuthi and Hama will consider whether to join the fray . Any loss will end Bibi. Before America could assess its situation, the begging bowl from Israel will be presented to American . It’s not clear how Mediterranean will respond ? France Germany and UK will find alibi and excuses to join USA in imposing sanctions on Iran. These countries are always looking for opportunity to join USA and Israel, their beef is that USA and Israel don’t offer them the subtlety that’s so important for the secular, progressive post modern non sexual irreligious amoral Europe.

  106. Metropole says:
    @Seraphim

    Do you take seriously the story of Mahomed flying to Jerusalem?

    It was a spiritual journey, like in the astral plane.

  107. sarz says:
    @Sirius

    You might be intetested in the work of an Egyptian amateur historian Ashraf Ezzat. He blogs at https://ashraf62.wordpress.com/. And he has put out a book relating to Salibi’s research called Egypt Knew neither Pharaoh nor Moses (https://www.amazon.com/Egypt-knew-Pharaohs-nor-Israelites-ebook/dp/B00U8VK8JE/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Ashraf+ezzat+books&qid=1606541618&sr=8-1)
    His contention is that the word “pharaoh” is nowhere in the ancient Egyptian language. Egypt was interpolated by Jewish scribes much later into their bible, which recounts events that occurred on the southwest coast of Arabia near Yemen. “Pharaoh” was the title of a locsl satrap next to the Jews’ Ursalem by whom they were for some time enslaved. The waters that Moses parted were not those of the Red Sea but a local reedy marsh. There were telltale artifacts, but since modern Jews don’t want these facts to be known, they could well have been looted or bombed by now. The Saudis, crypto-Jews, back when Salibi’s book came out suppressed their own publication of place names that had instigated Salibi’s work.

    • Thanks: Sirius
  108. @Talha

    ‘Hmmm…looks like someone just killed the top Iranian nuclear scientist. I’m guessing that; 1) Israelis were behind it and 2) this is the outgoing administration’s “gift” to them by green-lighting the hit…’

    Yes on (1)…dunno about (2).

    I’d guess Israel did it either to bait Iran into retaliating or to make a false-flag attack on the US look more plausible. Either way, the idea would be to make it possible for Trump to start that war, leaving Biden with only the obligation to finish it.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Talha
  109. Iris says:
    @anon

    Thank you, Anon, Meena is fascinating.

    One thing is certain, no AI chatbot can never, ever emulate or come anywhere close to the UR’s one and only Fran Taubman, lol.

    • Replies: @anon
  110. @Icy Blast

    Icy Blast of fact to you too, Mr. Dinh. The Crusaders (uppercasingly spelled supremicists) did regularly drink the blood of their dying opponents in the presence of others who were allowed to escape and tell the story to their homeboys of how their own pysops were being practiced by an enemy having deployed 3500 miles by sea coming home as Pavlov’s dogs hungry for blood, and this placed another battle squarely between the ears of Saladin’s troops. So? You see things as YOU are, Mr. Dinh.

    God laughs at mans’ filthy rags waived under color of righteousness. All were punished.

  111. @Talha

    Someone solicited the opinion of a prominent participant on MoonofAlabama, kooshy, an Iranian or Iranian-American.

    Kooshy responded:

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/11/israel-tries-to-provoke-a-war-irans-top-nuclear-scientist-assassinated.html?cid=6a00d8341c640e53ef026be427a8cf200d#comment-6a00d8341c640e53ef026be427a8cf200d

    If I am correct, ever since I remember Mr. Fakhrizadeh (b not Fahrizade) name was mentioned on IAEA reports, and was mentioned to be a target of US/Israeli assassination, as early as 2006, therefore I would think, in this last several years Iran wouldn’t him being majorly involved in her nuclear or missile research program.

    Therefore, assassinating him was a symbolic action to provoke and force Iran to take a rash action. IMO Iran has proven it would not take the bait in this way and retaliate in a rash hasty way that she doesn’t have full control on time, intensity and the theater.

    That is, Iranians are protecting their intellectual and scientific lines of succession.

    Kooshy further explained that Iranians view such martyrdom in a different manner than westerners

    (Can’t help comparing — Biden declares, Wear a Mask! It’s Patriotic!)

    Elsewhere on MofA it’s been noted that more and more Iranians are engaging in nuclear studies.

    Recall when a young Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in 2012, Ronen Bergman, who later published Rise and Kill First, boasted that “Israel has used assassination more than any other — more than Stalin and Mao”, and Netanyahu gloated that the message was that smart young Iranians should seek a different line of work.

    • Replies: @Talha
    , @republic
  112. Talha says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Very interesting, S2C, thanks! One of my Iranian buddies from university also had a father who was a nuclear scientist, but taught in a US university.

    Peace.

  113. Talha says:
    @Colin Wright

    Valid points and solid theory…though, to be honest, Orange Bubba hasn’t really been shy about giving the Israelis a good deal of what they want.

    Peace.

  114. anon[997] • Disclaimer says:
    @Iris

    meena can take on any personality or culture so don’t be so sure.there are many meena on social media.whats more on most porn sites artifical human pics far outnumber the real thing.Almost 50% of social media accounts across the board are fake.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  115. @Meena

    There’s no hope for Pakistan just as there’s no hope for Yemen…

  116. @Iris

    Dear Iris!

    A question regarding the report, linked below.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8997575/Assassination-Irans-nuclear-scientist-involved-62-people-including-12-gunmen.html

    Any idea how the “62 people including 12 gunman” managed to easily “melt away” ?

    One would think an Iranian police perimeter would have been quickly established and suspects detained.

    Thanks, Iris.

    • Replies: @Iris
    , @republic
  117. Well written as usual. But the muslims, including Saladin, were demons. Read Raymond Ibrahim, Sword and Scimitar.

  118. @anon

    AI chatbots should be banned on UR! We don’t want to be wasting our time communicating to some artificial non-existent nobody. Next thing you know there’ll be ads put up for sex robots. To hell with all that!

    • Replies: @anon
  119. @Metropole

    His use of the word “crusade,” said Soheib Bensheikh, Grand Mufti of the mosque in Marseille, France, “was most unfortunate”

    I’m sure the irony was lost on the Grand Mufti of a mosque in Marseille castigating someone for a foreign invasion

    • Replies: @Metropole
  120. Metropole says:
    @Pop Warner

    There’s a little bit of difference between launching a military assault and people legally immigrating.

    • Replies: @Pop Warner
  121. @Metropole

    You really think all Islamic immigration into France is legal? It certainly isn’t accepted by the people in the first place, but by foreign occupiers running the country

  122. anon[410] • Disclaimer says:
    @Commentator Mike

    yeah man free James brown

  123. mcohen says:

    hi linh.us poets have to stick together.you should consider moving to the Greek islands or maybe Portugal soon.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  124. republic says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    See the story of this very detailed plan of the killing in the Daily Mail.

  125. Iris says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Dear Mr O.; I hope you are doing well and apologise for the late reply, I had a busy day.

    Lebanese website “Al Mayadeen” is running a similar story, stating that its source is the UK’s Sunday Times (the weekend issue of The Times). So I guess that the Daily Mail also got their story from there.

    Here is the Times article:

    Mossad’ assassins blow hole in Iran’s nuclear programme
    The shooting of one of the country’s leading scientists is another sign of Israel’s determination to eradicate its enemie
    s

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mossad-assassins-blow-hole-in-irans-nuclear-programme-zn5lvs0pc

    As it is under paywall, I will summarise what Al Mayadeen are reporting of it:

    “Sunday Times” reveals the identity of the Israeli team likely to be involved in the assassination of Zadeh

    The Sunday Times reveals that a team from the Operations Branch of Qaisaria, a branch of the Israeli Mossad, may be responsible for carrying out the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

    According to the report, “this team is managed by the Operations Branch of Qaisaria, a branch of Mossad that is separate from the information-gathering process. Most of its personnel, called “Lokhmim” or combatants, were selected from special operations units and trained behind enemy lines. Any operation by the group must be approved by the Israeli Prime Minister himself.”

    The unit dates back to the Munich operation and the killing of Israeli players in 1972, according to the newspaper, where then Prime Minister Golda Meir ordered operations officer Mike Harari to form the “Kidon” group, which means “harpoon” to pursue Palestinian executors of the operation.

    The Times belongs to arch-zionist Rupert Murdoch, and the DM is an integral zionist mouthpiece. So it really is clear that these “revelations”, which may well prove true, are essentially made to provoke Iran into a reaction.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  126. republic says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    It was like the January 2010 assassination of Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai by Israel agents,a highly complex plan. In Iran 50 people were not on site

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  127. @republic

    Hey republic!

    Given on scene cameras, I continue to be bewildered as to how all sixty (60) perps managed to get away. 🤔

    Thank you.

  128. @Iris

    Or to “provoke” a massive Mossad false flag attack to shock the world and blame on Iran and provoke US, NATO to retaliate. We’ll just have to wait and see what they’ll cook up. And not very long.

    • Agree: Iris
    • Replies: @Iris
  129. ANON[129] • Disclaimer says:

    How does the writer know that Muhammed travelled to Jerusalem on the buraq? The Koranic passage he cites, “The Night Journey”, doesn’t say anything about Jerusalem. It only states that Muhammed travelled to “the far mosque.” The passage was written years before there were any mosques in Jerusalem. In fact, Jerusalem isn’t mentioned in the Koran a single time.

    Muslims have used this passage to justify their “claim” to Jerusalem for 1400 years, when in fact they have no claim to Jerusalem, and have never had a claim to Jerusalem, which has been the site of continuous Jewish habitation for 3000 years.

    When the Muslims first invaded and occupied the Holy Land in 632 C. E., they didn’t care about Jerusalem. It was only after they noticed how important the city was to Jews and Christians that they decided they wanted it, too. Exactly like small children who get jealous because their older brother has some cool possession that they don’t.

    • Disagree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Metropole
  130. Iris says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Agree. Fars agency is now saying that the nuclear program head was killed remotely with automated weaponry fitted on a Nissan van. A kind of stationary drone which would well match the plausible combination of US technology and Israeli cowardice.

    https://www.farsnews.ir/news/13990909000920/%D8%AC%D8%B2%D8%A6%DB%8C%D8%A7%D8%AA%DB%8C-%D8%AC%D8%AF%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%B4%DB%8C%D9%88%D9%87-%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84%DB%8C%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B4%D9%87%DB%8C%D8%AF-%D9%81%D8%AE%D8%B1%DB%8C%E2%80%8C%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%87

    An Iranian parliamentary also stated that the killing was a complex operation involving more than one Western intelligence agency:

    Abu Fadl Amoy, a representative of the Iranian parliament’s security and foreign policy committee, said Israeli intelligence organized the assassination of the scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, “with the possibility of intelligence from other countries” being involved.

    “Israel’s hand can be traced in the killing of Fakhrizadeh,” the Iranian parliamentarian said in an interview with IRNA today. However, given the complexity of the operation, there is a possibility that other foreign intelligence services will be involved.” “It is clear that the assassination was a complex, pre-planned operation,”

    https://arabic.rt.com/world/1178314-%D8%A5%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A3%D8%AC%D9%87%D8%B2%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%84-%D9%82%D8%AF-%D8%AA%D9%83%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%82%D8%AA%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D9%88%D9%88%D9%8A/

    The outlandish story involving a 60+ commando indeed looks more like a fabrication destined at justifying an Israeli false flag.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  131. Metropole says:
    @ANON

    Muslims have used this passage to justify their “claim” to Jerusalem for 1400 years, when in fact they have no claim to Jerusalem, and have never had a claim to Jerusalem, which has been the site of continuous Jewish habitation for 3000 years.

    Do you even know that Jews were banned from living in Jerusalem for 500 years before the Muslims let them back in when they took over Jerusalem?

    Do you know that the Temple Mount had been deliberately turned into a garbage dump to humiliate the Jews? When the Muslims took Jerusalem they cleaned it up.

    Do you know that Washington DC was inhabited by the Piscataway Indians till only a few hundred years ago? If the Chinese army demands that America vacate Washington DC and hand it over to the Piscataway Indians do you think that it would be considered valid?

    So how valid is the claim of some tribe after 2,000 years? If some Native American shows up at your house and claims the land would you hand it over?

    • Replies: @Talha
    , @Robjil
  132. Talha says:
    @Metropole

    If the Chinese army demands that America vacate Washington DC and hand it over to the Piscataway Indians do you think that it would be considered valid?

    So how valid is the claim of some tribe after 2,000 years? If some Native American shows up at your house and claims the land would you hand it over?

    Precisely the case and summed up quite well.

    Whether anybody else accepts the validity of the Muslim claims to Jerusalem or not (which is hardly only based on the Night Journey, but on the fact that Muslims consider all the prophets from Bani Ishaac to be our prophets also) – that’s really kind of irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that in those intervening centuries, Muslims beat many, many field armies and expended thousands of their own lives to hold that land from everyone to Byzantines to Latin Crusaders to Mongols (both at the same time, turban tip to Sultan Baibars) to French to Brits. Those Muslim armies were composed of everyone from Arabs to Persians to Turks to Kurds to Circassians to Nubians, etc. And since they’ve done this plenty of times before, they can do this again if needs be.

    When a quarter of the world’s population makes a claim to something; it is irrelevant if others consider it to meet their criteria of evidence by the standards that they claim to have the authority to define. When a quarter of the world speaks, it is simply a fact that has to be dealt with.

    Wa salaam.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  133. Metropole says:

    Obviously the case for creating a Jewish homeland in Muslim lands has as much legal basis as a rat’s posterior. It’s based purely on brute force. There’s no need to debate any religious point.

    No one in the world will have any legal claim to any land if some joker can show up with a history book and claim that his ancestors lived there 5,000 years ago.

    As long as brute force can be maintained Israel will exist. No brute force; finito.

    • Replies: @Talha
    , @Colin Wright
  134. Talha says:
    @Metropole

    It’s based purely on brute force. There’s no need to debate any religious point.

    Correct. And honestly, that’s actually as good a claim as any. The Israelis say; “Hey, we fought back a combined Arab force and took the place” – which they did. Everyone who claimed that land has claimed it by use of force to make some previous owner capitulate. Muslims were (honestly) no different in that regard, they didn’t exactly hand out candy to get the Patriarch of Jerusalem to hand over the keys to the city…they broke the back of the Byzantine forces at Yarmouk and the besieged city knew no help was likely coming and negotiated terms.

    However, it could easily be argued that they have held it for the longest period with only a slight hiccup in between (as compared to whoever else one counts – kingdom(s) of Judea, the Greeks, the Persians, the Romans, the Byzantines [even you count them both together as one]).

    Wa salaam.

    • Replies: @mcohen
    , @Robjil
  135. @Iris

    The outlandish story involving a 60+ commando indeed looks more like a fabrication destined at justifying an Israeli false flag.

    Except that maybe they needed some of those commandos to set this whole thing up even though the final act may have been by remote control.

    • Replies: @Iris
  136. Iris says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Except that maybe they needed some of those commandos to set this whole thing up even though the final act may have been by remote control.

    Sure, but the last information coming from Iran at the moment is that it was set in place by Iranian(s) from the mercenary Mujahedeen Khalq organisation, and remotely executed by Mossad.
    So there was no Israeli on the terrain taking any risk, which is typical of their “combat values”.

    The secretary of Iran’s National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, on Monday accused Israel’s Mossad of assassinating Iranian nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh by using elements of the People’s Mujahedeen.

    “Fakhrizadeh’s assassination took place in very complex ways and mechanisms, using automatic weapons, and there was no one attacking at the scene of the assassination,” Shamkhani said.

    “We have found preliminary information about the perpetrators, we already know who is responsible for it, and his record is open.”

    https://arabic.rt.com/world/1178519-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%88%D9%85%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D9%83%D8%B4%D9%81-%D8%B9%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AE%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%8A-%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%AA-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%BA%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%81%D8%AE%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%A9/

  137. mcohen says:
    @Talha

    This italian i know who was a chef in saudi arabia use to say wa salami instead of wa salaam.

    • Replies: @Talha
  138. Talha says:
    @mcohen

    I’ve been wanting to open up a halal deli where you can get subway style sandwiches and call it Dar us-Salami…I may still be able to do it eventually. 🤷‍♂️

    Peace.

  139. Robjil says:
    @Metropole

    Do you even know that Jews were banned from living in Jerusalem for 500 years before the Muslims let them back in when they took over Jerusalem?

    Jews were in Palestine in the 600s. The Mamilla Pool massacres of 614 AD prove that it was so.

    https://www.unz.com/ishamir/mamilla-pool/

    In 614 local Palestinian Jews allied with their Babylonian co-religionists and assisted the Persians in their conquest of the Holy Land. 26,000 Jews participated in the onslaught. In the aftermath of the Persian victory, the Jews perpetrated a massive holocaust of the Gentiles of Palestine.

    Here is what was done to Christian churches and monasteries during this conquest.

    They burned the churches and the monasteries, killed monks and priests, burned books. The beautiful basilica of Fishes and Loaves in Tabgha, the Ascension on the Mount of Olives, St Stephen opposite Damascus Gate and the Hagia Sion on Mt Zion are just at the top of the list of perished edifices. Indeed, very few churches survived the onslaught. The Great Laura of St Sabas, tucked away in the bottomless Ravine of Fire (Wadi an-Nar) was saved by its remote location and steep crags.

    The Church of the Nativity miraculously survived: when Jews commanded its destruction, the Persians balked. They perceived the Magi mosaic above the lintel as the portrait of Persian kings.

    Here is how the massacres of Mamilla Pool happened.

    This devastation was not the worst crime. When Jerusalem surrendered to the Persians, thousands of local Christians became prisoners of war and were herded to the Mamilla Pool area. The Israeli archaeologist Ronny Reich writes:

    They were probably sold to the highest bidder. According to some sources, the Christian captives at Mamilla Pond were bought by Jews and were then slain on the spot.

    Why do we not hear about this in our “free” press?

    The holocaust of the Christian Palestinians in year 614 is well documented and you will find it described in older books. It has been censored out of modern guides and history books. Elliott Horowitz described, in his brilliant expose of the Jewish apologia [ii] how almost all Jewish historians suppressed the facts and re-wrote history. The cover-up continues even now. Recent Israeli publications attach the blame to the Persians, as they push the responsibility for Sabra and Shatila massacre onto the Lebanese Maronites.

    Jewish victim mania has been the centerpiece of our media since 12 23 1913. Anything bad that Jewish culture has done in all of history has been hidden from us by our “media” for over hundred years. This “hidden” card allows people of Jewish culture holding the worst aspects of their culture to rule over the entire west with impunity. We are seeing the terror of this victim mania rule at its highest level in the USA, the leader of Zion west, today.

    As a rule, Jewish historical and ideological writing is notoriously unreliable and apologetic, Horowitz shows. Granted, ‘not all Jews’, vide Horowitz, Finkelstein and other wonderful men, but they would be the first to agree with the truth of the above. The feeling of self-righteousness and perpetual victim-hood reinforced by a tendentious, distorted historical narrative is a source of mental disease, an obsession common to many modern Jews. This obsession intoxicates Jews and gives them unusual strength in promoting their own distorted narrative. In a way, this massive distortion of reality turns Jews into victorious berserks of ideological struggle. Still, while being a successful strategy, it is a mental disease, a danger to the souls of Jews and to the lives of others.

  140. Robjil says:
    @Talha

    Mamilla Pool massacres of Christians by Jewish Rebels in 614 AD created a great fear of Jews for the Christians of Palestine. This fear was the main reason that Jerusalem fell to the Muslim armies in 638. This bit of history is rarely known.

    https://www.jpost.com/local-israel/in-jerusalem/massacre-at-mamilla

    One eyewitness, Strategius of St. Sabas, wrote: “Jews ransomed the Christians from the hands of the Persian soldiers for good money, and slaughtered them with great joy at Mamilla Pool, and it ran with blood.” Persian rule in the Land of Israel lasted 14 years.

    The Byzantines briefly returned to a country in ruins in 628, only to face the formidable army of Muhammad’s friend Omar ibn Khattab. One cannot understand the Sulha al-Quds – the treaty of Jerusalem’s capitulation concluded in 638, without remembering the massacre at Mamilla a generation earlier. Patriarch Sofronius demanded, and the powerful Arab ruler agreed, to protect the people of Jerusalem from the ferocity of the Jews.

    • Thanks: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Larchmonter420
    , @Talha
  141. @Robjil

    Do you even know that Jews were banned from living in Jerusalem for 500 years before the Muslims let them back in when they took over Jerusalem?

    The Byzantines briefly returned to a country in ruins in 628, only to face the formidable army of Muhammad’s friend Omar ibn Khattab.

    Salam Robjil,

    The second Caliph Omar was a back stabber rather than a friend of the Prophet (saws). The Prophet kicked out the Jews from Arabia. Islam was hijacked while the Prophet Mohammad body was still warm and not buried yet by Jewish advisers who infiltrated Islam as Muslims. Islam was spread by Sword for Mammon. The second Caliph Omar few years after the demise of the Prophet based on his close Muslim adviser (ex-Jewish), attacked Iran’s Empire and conquered it. You will get a feeble excuse about preemptive wars.

    The Christians’ King, helped the Prophet and his early adherents from persecution. Omar ibn Khattab put a knife in the back of Christians and started to spread Islam by SWORD for Money (Mammon). When Omar conquered Palestine, based on his Jewish advisers who infiltrated Islam as Muslims, Omar let the Jews came back to Palestine.

    For further information, please my below comment:

    https://www.unz.com/article/hezbollah-the-beautiful/#comment-4309427

    Best regards,

    Mohamed

    P.S. Don’t hold your breath for Talha to answer your post….

  142. Talha says:
    @Robjil

    Wow! Thanks for that reference. Kind of surprised it showed up in that source.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  143. Iris says:

    Russian analyst Alexander Nazarov recently published an article ironically asking whether the Wahabi Muslim countries currently allying with Israel will follow the globalist logics to the letter and embrace militant LGBTQ+-ism too.

    While the core subject is only mildly interesting, the introduction to the article was a striking insight into how a Russian patriot sees the Trump presidency, far from the lame and disingenuous accusations of the Russiagate.

    As any educated Russian remembers, Trotsky and Lenin dreamed of the victory of communism, and were ready to use Russia as the first flame to ignite the flames of the World Revolution.

    On the contrary, Stalin realized that the world revolution had not succeeded, so he began to build socialism in one country, and began to industrialize and strengthen the country’s power.

    This is what is happening now in the USA. There are two groups fighting for power, one represented by the current president, Donald Trump, who embodies the will of the isolationists, who want to restore the power of the United States of America by strengthening the role of industrialization and relying on domestic resources.

    The elderly Joe Biden represents globalization, the financial empires “not linked to geography”, those who want a global power, and are willing to sacrifice any nation under their control to reach this goal, even if it is the United States of America, their best asset.

    https://arabic.rt.com/press/1178484-%D9%87%D9%84-%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%AA%D8%AF-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AC%D8%A9-lgbt-%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B4%D9%85%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%88%D8%B3%D8%B7/

    • Replies: @Metropole
  144. Metropole says:
    @Iris

    Russian analyst Alexander Nazarov recently published an article ironically asking whether the Wahabi Muslim countries currently allying with Israel will follow the globalist logics to the letter and embrace militant LGBTQ+-ism too.

    In Muslim countries, like Saudi Arabia and Iran, that try to project a very pious image, under the surface there’s lots of scandalous stuff going on. Private parties with music, drugs, alcohol, mixing of genders etc.

    I was pretty shocked reading The Arabian Nights and how some scenes might be out of something like Fifty Shades of Grey. The strict moral code that is applied in Saudi Arabia is probably an aberration rather than the norm in Islamic history.

    So Muslim societies have always had their share of people who don’t follow religious strictures. But the condition is that they keep it discreet. Don’t go out and start flaunting it.

    UAE is the Las Vegas of Arabia so it won’t be too surprising if they start having Gay Pride parades. But Saudi Arabia will need to keep a lid on lest they spark a revolt.

    However, the Saudis have an alternative plan. They’re building a massive new city for $500 billion, called Neom, near the border with Egypt and Israel. This will be a tourist spot and all kinds of fun activities will be available to satisfy all tastes.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neom

    • Agree: Talha
  145. Metropole says:

    By the way, MBS met Netanyahu in Neom recently just before the hit in Iran. Neom is MBS’s pet project and he seems to have already built infrastructure to operate from there.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/11/25/saudi-israeli-relations-the-curious-case-of-a-neom-meeting-denied/amp/

  146. @mcohen

    ‘hi linh.us poets have to stick together.you should consider moving to the Greek islands or maybe Portugal soon.’

    You really are a cut-rate Aaron, aren’t you?

    • Replies: @Talha
  147. @Metropole

    ‘…As long as brute force can be maintained Israel will exist. No brute force; finito.’

    Brute force and a reasonable standard of living.

    When the going gets tough, the Jews are going to get going. All that needs to be ensured is that the Airbuses can land somewhere and unload.

    No more massive subsidies and it’ll be finito for the Zionist experiment. Six million Jews aren’t going to live on olives and hummus.

  148. @Talha

    ‘Wow! Thanks for that reference. Kind of surprised it showed up in that source.’

    Somewhat incongruously, Jews in Israel are allowed to read all kinds of things us goyim in the milking sheds aren’t allowed to.

    You shoulda seen the series Haaretz ran on incest and pederasty among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem ten-fifteen years ago. Definitely not for gentile eyes…

  149. Talha says:
    @Colin Wright

    Nah man, he’s the master Irish rapper in a class by himself; the double platinum MC O’hen!

    Break it, break it down y’all!

    Peace.

  150. In 621, Mohammed was carried from Mecca to Jerusalem by a buraq…

    A barack you say? Does it use gigantic ears as wings?

  151. Johan says:
    @Dumbo

    Experts are boring and tedious, and their versions are fake history,as the whole of history writing is, so you’d better have an imaginative narrative rather than a pretentious attempt to be right.

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