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Supporters of Donald Trump often make the point that he has not started any new wars. One might observe that it has not been for lack of trying, as his cruise missile attacks on Syria based on fabricated evidence and his recent assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani have been indisputably acts of war. Trump also has enhanced troop levels both in the Middle East and in Afghanistan while also increasing the frequency and lethality of armed drone attacks worldwide.

Congress has been somewhat unseriously toying around with a tightening of the war powers act of 1973 to make it more difficult for a president to carry out acts of war without any deliberation by or authorization from the legislature. But perhaps the definition of war itself should be expanded. The one area where Trump and his team of narcissistic sociopaths have been most active has been in the imposition of sanctions with lethal intent. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been explicit in his explanations that the assertion of “extreme pressure” on countries like Iran and Venezuela is intended to make the people suffer to such an extent that they rise up against their governments and bring about “regime change.” In Pompeo’s twisted reckoning that is how places that Washington disapproves of will again become “normal countries.”

The sanctions can kill. Those imposed by the United States are backed up by the U.S. Treasury which is able to block cash transfers going through the dollar denominated international banking system. Banks that do not comply with America’s imposed rules can themselves be sanctioned, meaning that U.S. sanctions are de facto globally applicable, even if foreign banks and governments do not agree with the policies that drive them. It is well documented how sanctions that have an impact on the importation of medicines have killed thousands of Iranians. In Venezuela, the effect of sanctions has been starvation as food imports have been blocked, forcing a large part of the population to flee the country just to survive.

The latest exercise of United States economic warfare has been directed against Iraq. In the space of one week from December 29th to January 3rd, the American military, which operates out of two major bases in Iraq, killed 25 Iraqi militiamen who were part of the Popular Mobilization Units of the Iraqi Army. The militiamen had most recently been engaged in the successful fight against ISIS. It followed up on that attack by killing Soleimani, Iraqi militia general Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and eight other Iraqis in a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport. As the attacks were not approved in any way by the Iraqi government, it was no surprise that rioting followed and the Iraqi Parliament voted to remove all foreign troops from its soil. The decree was signed off on by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, based on the fact that the U.S. military was in Iraq at the invitation of the country’s government and that invitation had just been revoked by parliament.

That Iraq is to say the least unstable is attributable to the ill-advised U.S. invasion of 2003. The persistence of U.S. forces in the country is ostensibly to aid in the fight against ISIS, but the real reason is to serve as a check on Iranian influence in Iraq, which is a strategic demand made by Israel and not responsive to any actual American interest. Indeed, the Iraqi government is probably closer politically to Tehran than to Washington, though the neocon line that the country is dominated by the Iranians is far from true.

Washington’s response to the legitimate Iraqi demand that its troops should be removed consisted of threats. When Prime Minister Mahdi spoke with Pompeo on the phone and asked for discussions and a time table to create a “withdrawal mechanism” the Secretary of State made it clear that there would be no negotiations. A State Department written response entitled “The U.S. Continued Partnership with Iraq” asserted that American troops are in Iraq to serve as a “force for good” in the Middle East and that it is “our right” to maintain “appropriate force posture” in the region.

The Iraqi position also immediately produced presidential threats and tweets about “sanctions like they have never seen,” with the implication that the U.S. was more than willing to wreck the Iraqi economy if it did not get its way. The latest threat to emerge involves blocking Iraq access to its New York federal reserve bank account, where international oil sale revenue is kept, creating a devastating cash crunch in Iraq’s financial system that might indeed destroy the Iraqi economy. If taking steps to ruin a country economically is not considered warfare by other means it is difficult to discern what might fit that description.

After dealing with Iraq, the Trump Administration turned its guns on one of its oldest and closest allies. Great Britain, like most of the other European signatories to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been reluctant to withdraw from the agreement over concern that Iran will as a result decide to develop nuclear weapons. According to the Guardian, a United States representative from the National Security Council named Richard Goldberg, had visited London recently to make clear to the British government that if it does not follow the American lead and withdraw from the JCPOA and reapply sanctions it just might be difficult to work out a trade agreement with Washington post-Brexit. It is a significant threat as part of the pro-Brexit vote clearly was derived from a Trump pledge to make up for some of the anticipated decline in European trade by increasing U.K. access to the U.S. market. Now the quid pro quo is clear: Britain, which normally does in fact follow the Washington lead in foreign policy, will now be expected to be completely on board all of the time and everywhere, particularly in the Middle East.

During his visit, Goldberg told the BBC: “The question for prime minister Johnson is: ‘As you are moving towards Brexit … what are you going to do post-31 January as you come to Washington to negotiate a free-trade agreement with the United States?’ It’s absolutely in [your] interests and the people of Great Britain’s interests to join with President Trump, with the United States, to realign your foreign policy away from Brussels, and to join the maximum pressure campaign to keep all of us safe.”

And there is an interesting back story on Richard Goldberg, a John Bolton protégé anti-Iran hardliner, who threatened the British on behalf of Trump. James Carden, writing at The Nation, posits “Consider the following scenario: A Washington, DC–based, tax-exempt organization that bills itself as a think tank dedicated to the enhancement of a foreign country’s reputation within the United States, funded by billionaires closely aligned with said foreign country, has one of its high-ranking operatives (often referred to as ‘fellows’) embedded within the White House national security staff in order to further the oft-stated agenda of his home organization, which, as it happens, is also paying his salary during his year-long stint there. As it happens, this is exactly what the pro-Israel think tank the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) reportedly achieved in an arrangement brokered by former Trump national security adviser John Bolton.”

The FDD senior adviser in question, who was placed on the National Security Council, was Richard Goldberg. FDD is largely funded by Jewish American billionaires including vulture fund capitalist Paul Singer and Home Depot partner Bernard Marcus. Its officers meet regularly with Israeli government officials and the organization is best known for its unrelenting effort to bring about war with Iran. It has relentlessly pushed for a recklessly militaristic U.S. policy directed against Iran and also more generally in the Middle East. It is a reliable mouthpiece for Israel and, inevitably, it has never been required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938.

To be sure, Trump also has other neocons advising him on Iran, including David Wurmser, another Bolton associate, who has the president’s ear and is a consultant to the National Security Council. Wurmser has recently submitted a series of memos to the White House advocating a policy of “regime disruption” with the Islamic Republic that will destabilize it and eventually lead to a change of government. He may have played a key role in giving the green light to the assassination of Soleimani.

The good news, if there is any, is that Goldberg resigned on January 3rd, allegedly because the war against Iran was not developing fast enough to suit him and FDD, but he is symptomatic of the many neoconservative hawks who have infiltrated the Trump Administration at secondary and tertiary levels, where much of the development and implementation of policy actually takes place. It also explains that when it comes to Iran and the irrational continuation of a significant U.S. military presence in the Middle East, it is Israel and its Lobby that are steering the ship of state.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is [email protected].

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  1. TG says:

    Blockades are traditionally considered to be acts of war. Surely a trade embargo of sufficient degree should be considered the same thing.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
    , @snake
  2. onebornfree says: • Website

    This ” just” in:

    1] “war is the health of the state” Randolph Bourne

    2] “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree

    Therefor, if you have [always criminal] governments in the first place, then, as night follows day, you must have [always criminal] government-made wars .

    Regards, onebornfree

  3. US President Donald Trump chose as the deputy chairwoman [also appointed by Trump, the current chairman is Steve Feinberg] of the intelligence advisory board a Jewish national security expert who is well known in the pro-Israel national security community.

    Ravich, a former deputy national security adviser to vice president Dick Cheney, is a senior adviser to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an influential hawkish pro-Israel think tank. She is also a senior adviser to the Chertoff Group, founded by Michael Chertoff, a homeland security secretary in the George W. Bush administration, and has worked with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    She has also worked with the pro-Israel community helping to raise money for Israel Bonds.

    • Replies: @Chepo
    , @Urban Moving
    , @snag
  4. Chepo says:

    It is evident that Trump will win re-election and go to war with Iran afterwards. All this Impeachment mania is simply theatre created by Jews from both sides of the political spectrum in order to prepare Trump for the Zionist vs. Iran war.

    The Greater Israel Project has always been the main objective of American foreign policy. Now, Israel hacked the 2016 election and selected Trump as he attains the required personality, theatre and following in order to deepen the control towards the masses.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @bjondo
  5. Chepo says:
    @Reality Check

    Trump destroyed the Republican contenders in the 2016 Primaries, easily. At the time, there was minimal Zionist influence over the Trump campaign – the Jewish factor was heavily focused on the other Republican rivals. Trump won the Primaries in a generic and motivational fashion. Afterwards, the Zionists took over Trump and related entities. The real MAGA Trump factor ended once the Primaries were won – enter the Zionists.

    Israel rigged the election by fixing the actual voting numbers.
    Robert Mercer and Zuckerberg rigged the election by compromising the masses on Facebook.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @JUSA
    , @9/11 Inside job
    , @WHAT
  6. Sean says:

    Obama was pres at the time of the actual Referendum, I think you mean the hard line taken by Britain in the EU negotiations once Trump got elected.

    The Carter Doctrine in 1980, Bush the Elder in 1990, it does not seem to trace back to neocons that the US is determined to hold onto the Gulf. Half of the oil that the US imported came through the Strait of Hormuz in 1990, now it is half of China’s oil imports that pass through there.

    Judging from the way he talks and tweets one would think fracking has made the Gulf so redundant that Trump could walk away. But the fact is that control of the region has been important to the US for 70 years, and remains so. Iraq is trying to get the Chinese involved militarily which is a sign things have gone very wrong for the US.The neocons are not going to come out of this looking like they gave Trump very good advice about their area of speciality for the position of the US globally. The US is up against a super power that is growing into a mega power and the neocons are going to have to alter their priorities to remain relevant.

  7. Tony Hall says:

    For the government of one country to designate another country’s armed forces as a “terrorist organization” is essentially a declaration of war. When in April of 2019 Netanyahu claimed credit for Trump’s designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization, he created the pseudo-law framework which became part of the justification for the Israeli-US war crime of 2 Jan. 2020.

    Now the pressure is being placed squarely on the NATO countries, but especially Canada, to follow the Netanyahu-Trump lead by designating the IRGC as a terrorist organization. The Canadian branch of the ADL has even gone as far as giving an ultimatum to Justin Trudeau, an ultimatum to make the designation within a month… or else. Is the agenda to get NATO ensnared in a US war against Iran to serve Israel?

    Ever since the misrepresentation of the events of 9/11 we have been engulfed in a massive propaganda campaign aimed at giving the appearance of legitimacy to pseudo-laws founded in major war crimes extending from Sept. of 2001 until today. The continuing reign of the ongoing lies and crimes of 9/11 has brought us to this point where the Axis of Deception, whose mascot of human degradation is Jeffrey Epstein, stands against the Axis of Resistance. In recent days a guiding spirit of the Axis of Resistance has become the martyred holy warrior, Qassem Soleimani.

    • Agree: GMC
    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Oracle
    , @Amerimutt Golems
  8. @Reality Check

    They are all jews loyal to the jew ussr and pissrael

    • Replies: @Kalliopi SouflE
  9. Amon says:

    but he is symptomatic of the many neoconservative hawks who have infiltrated the Trump Administration at secondary and tertiary levels

    Hard to infiltrate when you get an invite ftom the president himself.

  10. @Sean

    ‘… The neocons are not going to come out of this looking like they gave Trump very good advice about their area of speciality for the position of the US globally. The US is up against a super power that is growing into a mega power and the neocons are going to have to alter their priorities to remain relevant.’

    You seem to have some strange notion that it is the position of the US that the Neocons are concerned about.

    • Agree: Old and grumpy
    • Replies: @Sean
  11. renfro says:

    New Rule….don’t obey the Jewish , Israeli, Congressional or WH rules. Just don’t.

    ”One of the signs of ruling class collapse is when they can no longer enforce the rules that maintain them as a ruling class. When the Romans started making exceptions to republican governance, it was a matter of time before someone simply decided the rules no longer applied to them.”

  12. renfro says:

    Its a mystery to me why Donald’s mouth never got the shit beat out him during his NY days.

    Trump called top military brass ‘a bunch of dopes and babies’ in 2017: book

    ”The broadside occurred at a meeting in the so-called Tank, a prominent meeting room in the Pentagon, according to an excerpt from “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America” written by The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker.
    The journalists reported that attendees at the meeting included the then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford, then-Defense Secretary James Mattis, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Vice President Pence and other military and Cabinet officials.
    The meeting was intended as a “tailored tutorial” for Trump to help prime him on the United States’s alliances and international strategies, the pair wrote. However, after berating the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal and the war in Afghanistan, the president reportedly lashed out at his top advisers.
    “I want to win,” he said, according to the excerpt. “I wouldn’t go to war with you people.”
    “You’re a bunch of dopes and babies.”

    • Replies: @Alfred
  13. Alfred says:

    All these Jews in power in the USA are actually enemies of Israel. Their attempts to destroy Iran are more likely to destroy Israel first.

    A look at the chessboard will confirm that the Iranians will soon be strongly motivated to attack Israel and USA forces in the Middle East. The alternative is that they will be destroyed anyway.

    The Iranians lost half their population from starvation in the 1920’s – because the British strangled them while stealing their oil. If they lost half their population again, they would still have 45 million people. The Jews of Israel would all flee if they were to lose 100,000 people. They just don’t have skin in the game and they do have enticing possibilities elsewhere.

    The good thing is that Holocaust story and the Promised Land fable would be finally laid to rest.

    • Replies: @Anon
  14. Crazy Horse says: • Website

    Actually it’s not all that new. Sanctions or blockades ( which is why Kennedy called the blockade of Cuba a “quarantine”) have been an intricate part of warfare. What is new is that it is no longer considered part of warfare thanks to Newspeak “journalism”.

  15. @Sean

    Just in regard to fracking: the current US fuel sufficiency probably has a fairly limited life span.
    Unless the price of oil /gas rises significantly most fracking Co’s will lose (are losing) money.
    Further, these fracked wells are notorious for having limited life spans (although, again depends on oil price etc)

  16. anon[700] • Disclaimer says:

    Richard Goldberg is a Supermodel for JudenYouth: Jewish boys and girls schooled from their early days in Solomon Schechter Jewish day schools that have as a primary purpose inculcation of love for Israel.

    After graduating from a Schechter Jewish Day School in the Chicago area, then Northwestern University, Goldberg worked for Illinois senator Mark Kirk, where he worked on Iran policy, then moved to state government in the office of Illinois governor Bruce Rauner. In that position, he “spearheaded the first-ever state legislation to divest public pension funds from companies engaged in boycotts of Israel, which sparked a nationwide initiative in state capitols around America.”

    A dozen or more years ago Peter Beinart lamented the lack of Jewish day schools. Today, such schools are proliferating and are very generously funded. : realize that donations to such institutions provide an exemption from taxation to the American revenue stream: American taxpayers are underwriting the training of Jewish children who will use that indoctrination for the benefit of Israel.

    At the same time, tax-exempt Jewish organizations have installed Holocaust education curriculum in US public schools, while other Jewish-led tax-exempt organizations scour and censor public school textbooks to ensure that Islam is not presented in a favorable light, and that nothing unfavorable attaches to Israel or Jewry.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  17. mUricans prefered way of “fighting” is starvation, asphyxiation and burning alive.
    That suited monstrosity is the Asphyxiator in Chief masquerading as a human .

    • Replies: @Herald
  18. mikemikev says:

    Coincidentally the FDD just produced an article agreeing that sanctions are a form of war.
    Naturally they’re only concerned about Israel.

  19. Our country’s important positions of enormous power are firmly in the hands of Jews or those that unquestionably yield to their orders. A silent, slow and real holocaust has been set in motion in Venezuela and Iran, with Iraq now facing a real threat of sanctions. Notable also are the 80,000 HIV-infected Venezuelans being denied their life-giving meds by these inhuman sanctions. Mike Pompeo had declared that if Iran wants their people to eat, they must listen to the US. Starvation has now been added to the already formidable arsenal of death machines, their vehicles and over 800 bases world wide. Meanwhile, Congress is passively watching, applauding and tacitly approving such horrendous and indiscriminate crimes against humanity, as it distracts itself with the impeachment circus.

  20. Herald says:

    To be a little more definitive, he is masquerading as a goy, but only just.

  21. Sanctions can kill and cause great human suffering. Sanctions are presented as a humane alternative to war, cheaper and means to avoid military action with uncertain consequences. But history warns that sanctions aimed at bringing about capitulation or regime change lead to full-scale conflict. If they are too effective or ineffective one side must escalate.

  22. Anonymous[338] • Disclaimer says:

    A quick look at photos of Goldberg shows he has the dead eyes of a psychopath, noticeably and disturbingly unconnected from the lower part of his face where he’s faking normal emotions ranging from passivity to a smile.

  23. Oracle says:
    @Tony Hall

    It would seem that the ADL,Canadian branch is overstepping its official role. Are there not enough grounds to remove charitable status and at least make it more difficult for this and related organizations to function? Or are there not ways to monitor organizations like this so that they don’t take it upon themselves to start functioning in the interests of a foreign power?

    • Agree: Tony Hall
    • Replies: @Tony Hall
  24. Tucker says:

    I’ve heard and read about a claim that Trump actually called PM Abdul Mahdi and demanded that Iraq hand over 50 percent of their proceeds from selling their oil to the USA, and then threatened Mahdi that he would unleash false flag attacks against the Iraqi government and its people if he did not submit to this act of Mafia-like criminal extortion. Mahdi told Trump to kiss his buttocks and that he wasn’t going to turn over half of the profits from oil sales.

    This makes Trump sound exactly like a criminal mob boss, especially in light of the fact that the USA is now the world’s #1 exporter of oil – a fact that the arrogant Orange Man has even boasted about in recent months. Can anyone confirm that this claim is accurate? If so, then the more I learn about Trump the more sleazy and gangster like he becomes.

    I mean, think about it. Bush and Cheney and mostly jewish neocons LIED us into Iraq based on bald faced lies, fabricated evidence, and exaggerated threats that they KNEW did not exist. We destroyed that country, captured and killed it’s leader – who used to be a big buddy of the USA when we had a use for him – and Bush’s crime gang killed close to 2 million innocent Iraqis and wrecked their economy and destroyed their infrastructure. And, now, after all that death, destruction and carnage – which Trump claimed in 2016 he did not approve of – but, now that Trump is sitting on the throne in the Oval office – he has the audacity and the gall to demand that Iraq owes the USA 50 percent of their oil profits? And, that he won’t honor and respect their demand to pull our troops out of their sovereign nation unless they PAY US back for the gigantic waste of tax payers money that was spent building permanent bases inside their country?

    Not one Iraqi politician voted for the appropriations bill that financed the construction of those military bases; that was our mistake, the mistake of our US congress whichever POTUS signed off on it.

    • Replies: @hobo
    , @Charlie
  25. anon[700] • Disclaimer says:

    What is it about Anglos and Jews that makes them so willing to starve other people’s children?

    The Politics of Hunger

    The Politics of Hunger: The Allied Blockade of Germany, 1915-1919

    According to Edwin Black in The Transfer Agreement, the Jews who originated and prosecuted the economic war on Germany did so deliberately to play on the visceral fear of suffering from starvation since they still remembered how their children and wives and parents had suffered from the hunger blockade during and after World War I.

    Hurting, Hanging, Suffocating & Starving: The Inhumanity of Iran Threat Rhetoric by Nima Shirazi, March 2, 2012

    In 2006, after Palestinians democratically elected Hamas to the shock and chagrin of both Israel and the United States (who had insisted on the elections in the first place), a devastating economic siege was imposed on the 1.5 million residents of Gaza by Israel as punishment for the crime of Palestinian self-determination. As Dov Weisglass, adviser to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said with a chuckle, “It’s like an appointment with a dietitian. The Palestinians in Gaza will get a lot thinner, but won’t die.”

    What’s so obviously funny about Weisglass’ statement is that, due to the brutal blockade that has deliberately strangled Gaza for six years, at least 61% of Palestinians in the territory are “food insecure,” of which “65% are children under 18 years;” the level of anemia in infants is as high as 65.5%, about 70% of Palestinians in Gaza live on less than \$1 a day, over 80% rely on food aid, and 60% have no daily access to water, 95% of which is undrinkable anyway. ***

    And now, apparently, Israeli officials are hoping the West will duplicate this hilarity by similarly depriving Iranians of their own means to survive.

    Then there’s the surprise Jew, Madeleine Albright: starving Iraqi children was “worth the price”

    *** wrt Gaza, as noted, this article was written in 2012.
    On Jan 1, 2019, PBS reported that Gaza “will be unlivable” in one year due to inability to access safe water.
    Today is One Year + 3 weeks

    Jews suck.

    • Thanks: L.K, Beefcake the Mighty
    • Replies: @Really No Shit
    , @Derer
  26. utu says:

    At the time, there was minimal Zionist influence over the Trump campaign

    You did not pay attention. Moving embassy to Jerusalem and reneging on Obama’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran nuclear deal) were Trump’s campaign promises which he delivered but many Trump supporters did not hear them as they were gobbling up the MAGA stuff.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Michael888
  27. Sean says:
    @Colin Wright

    In view of the fact that being part of the Israel Lobby has been an excellent career path up until now, I suspect they were mainly concerned with their own personal aggrandisement. Tehran falling into the arms of Beijing as with the joint naval exercise last month is a harbinger of the new realities.

  28. Realist says:

    It is evident that Trump will win re-election and go to war with Iran afterwards.


  29. melpol says:

    Parents cut allowances of bad children. Dependent nations that displease their benefactors can be punished by cutting off their financial assistance. Hegemonic US has the dollars and nations that don’t play ball will be punished. All including China have to face reality and behave or sanctions will be installed. Trump learned the power of the purse on the streets of NYC, he survived by playing ball with the Jewish and Italian Mafia. Now he has become the ultimate Godfather, and the world must listen to his commands. Watch and listen as the powerful and mighty crumble under US Hegemony.

    • Replies: @gT
  30. Right TG, traditionally, as you said up there first, and legally too, under the supreme law of the land. Economic sanctions are subject to the same UNSC supervision as forcible coercion.

    UN Charter Article 41: “The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and it may call upon the Members of the United Nations to apply such measures. These may include complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.”

    US “sanctions” require UNSC authorization. Unilateral sanctions are nothing but illegal coercive intervention, as the non-intervention principle is customary international law, which is US federal common law.

    The G-192, that is, the entire world, has affirmed this law. That’s why the US is trying to defund UNCTAD as redundant with the WTO (UNCTAD is the G-192’s primary forum.) In any case, now that the SCO is in a position to enforce this law at gunpoint with its overwhelmingly superior missile technology, the US is going to get stomped and tased until it complies and stops resisting.

  31. zard says:

    How Zionism works

    Pretend that Zionism is simply about establishing a homeland for the Jews that will serve as a sanctuary where they may live peacefully out of the reach of “anti-Semites”

    Start a world war

    Claim that there are six million dead or dying Jews

    If the hoax doesn’t work at the first attempt, start another world war and exploit the ensuing chaos from the first to take control of Russia; settle old scores with the Rus for driving you out of Khazaria

    Claim to be “God’s Chosen People”, and trick the world’s nations into letting you seize another people’s land on a false prospectus

    Dispossess the indigenous population of their homes and land, and be sure to treat them with such contempt that they resist the occupation with random acts of terror

    Ensure that any peace talks fail by continuing to oppress the dispossessed and setting impossible conditions; blame it on your opponents’ intransigence

    Develop nuclear weapons for your very own sovereign state

    Kill any U.S. president who opposes your plans to become a nuclear power; blame it on a “lone assassin”

    Get the U.S. to provide you with conventional arms and billions of dollars of “foreign aid” annually

    Have some sayanim phony up “hate crimes” against themselves in the rest of the world

    Recruit brainwashed Jews into your foreign intelligence agency; convince them that they must steal passports, carry out assassinations and stage false-flag terrorism in order to “save Jews” worldwide from the “anti-Semites”

    Strengthen your ability to use nuclear blackmail as a bargaining chip by obtaining submarines capable of firing nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with a 900-mile range

    Exploit your false-flag terrorism attacks for all they are worth: have your agents go on TV within hours to peddle the official narrative; whip up sufficient outrage, e.g. by ensuring the collapse of several skyscrapers, that your “allies” will sacrifice thousands of their troops and waste vast sums fighting your enemies in order to convert them into Rothschildian ‘democracies’, at no cost to you

    Carry on until there is a Rothschild central bank in every nation

    • Agree: Alfred
  32. BL says:

    Sometimes, even the biggest Dogs That Didn’t Bark go unnoticed, or at least unacknowledged.

    A current example is impeachment. It’s been palpably obvious that the Democrats are delivering payback for Clinton’s impeachment.

    I mention this here because a similar sub-current is playing out regarding and with the Islamic Republic of Iran. After all, what Democrat with even a cursory knowledge of the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1980, doesn’t believe that Republicans (and elements of what we now playfully refer to as the Intelligence Community) colluded with Iran’s new revolutionary government to sink Carter’s reelection.

    That, I would argue, is the historical context in which Democrats were open to Iran putting Trump between a similar rock and a hard place. More payback for old hurts.

    Iran overplayed its hand with the Obama Administration, embarrassing it at every turn. To describe that as a missed opportunity for Iran is understatement in the extreme. Rather obviously, it was operating under Assume Hillary, and has been unable to adapt ever since Trump won.

    Apply the 80/20 rule. No more than 20% of Americans (secretly) wish for the USG to suffer a humiliation (and worse) at the hands of Iran and its proxies so that Trump is defeated in 2020. It may all seem so unfair, even immoral, to this audience, but most Americans are fed up with the Iranians. As the POTUS has said in another context, “They’re never happy.”

    Iran has stumbled itself into the same position with the international community. Most especially the EU, but even Russia and China. All of them (and more) have had to step up their game since Trump took the oath.

    Those of you who care about the Iranian people should wish for the Iranian government take steps to turn these recent lemons into lemonade — as Russia did after Turkey shot down its fighter jet.

  33. Sanctions are the modern day equivalent of laying a siege on the enemy’s castle. Such tactic has been an integral part of warfare ever since the first castles were built by man.

    This 21st century crusade against the muslim world is fast approaching its final climax. Everything is going as planned by the ruler-wannabes and the whole of middle earth seems destined to be theirs for once and for all.

    We are all contemporary witnesses to the war campaign of the MILLENNIUM that was prescribed by the bible and the tora and few recognize the historic significance.

    Will we get to see which of the New Testament and the Tora prevails, not that we want to, but because we have no choice but to see? Or will there be a rarest of rare black swan event that will produce an unanticipated course of history?

    • Replies: @Ace
  34. JUSA says:

    Protocol #1:
    The Basic Doctrine: “Right Lies in Might”

    Protocol #2:
    Economic War and Disorganization Lead to International Government

    Trust in the Elders. They know what they were talking about. We stupid goys only just learned about their master plan in the 1800s, thanks to one of their own who ratted them out. This conquest of the world through economic warfare and capitalism has been going on for 2 millennia, and it’s near completion thanks to faithfuls like the Rothschilds, Soros, the 3 stooges who helped prop up Trump – Paul Singer, Bernie Marcus and Sheldon Adelson, and their useful idiot gentile front men like Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Clinton, Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Bolton, Graham, Rubio.

    Boycott Home Depot, take your business to Lowe’s and Ace Hardware.

    And read:

  35. gT says:

    “Watch and listen as the powerful and mighty crumble under US Hegemony.”

    Agreed, but there is one nation for whom this truth does not hold because sanctions don’t really impact it that much. This nation has worked very hard to ensure that this is the case.

  36. ” All this Impeachment mania is simply theatre created by Jews from both sides of the political spectrum in order to prepare Trump for the Zionist vs. Iran war.”

    More than likely the other way round. Impeachment used to leverage interventionist policies.

  37. JUSA says:

    Trump had always had a faithful Zionist in the family, all we had to do was look.

    After Trump got elected, msm esp. NYT immediately gave all the credit to his “genius” SIL Jared Kushner, making sure that Trump would bring him in as “Senior Advisor”.

    In addition, Stephen Miller, the one msm has been accusing of being “immigration hardliner”, causing him to be so loved by Trump supporters, is actually working actively against any and all hiring of real immigration hardliners like Kris Kobach, and forcing out Cissna who was a true hardliner. Stephen Miller is another faker Jew, again propped up by Jew run msm to create a false front. All he cares about is Muslims coming into the US, all others are welcomed.

  38. hobo says:

    ” Can anyone confirm that this claim is accurate?”


    See the most recent article by Whitney Webb on this website.

  39. The war on Iran is in the formative stage with sanctions and the murder of Soleimani who was helping defeat the AL CIADA aka ISIS terrorists who were created and funded and armed by the ZUS and Israel and ZBritain and ZNATO and for that reason he was murdered.

    When the zionist war criminal Trump gets reelected the war on Iran will go nuclear and this will bring Russia in on the side of Iran and then the zionists who run the ZUS government will finally have their armageddon that they have been striving for.

    This war of destruction in the middle east was all brought on by the joint Israeli and ZUS traitors attack on the WTC on 911 and blamed on the muslims and this gave the zionists the excuse to unleash hell on the mideast for their greater Israel agenda.

    Every thinking American knows that Israel and traitors in the ZUS gov did 911, but since the zionists are in control , none dare call it conspiracy!

  40. Z-man says:

    I heard it and I cringed but still voted for him as the alternative was Satanic. Unfortunatley the devils have infested Trumps WH even worse than I imagined. Like Tucker Carlson I’m still keeping a glimmer of hope alive (America First) for a second term as the alternative is still worse.

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @Bill
  41. Derer says:

    “Sanctions can be more deadly than bullets”

    What a profound statement…however it has nothing to do with the free trade that you are so hypocritically advocating. Removing foreign leaders – that do not like your way of life – started perhaps with Allende and those despicable crimes still continue. If you continue on this path you will end-up alone with your arrogant friend in the ME and your treasured WMD.

    • Replies: @anon
  42. anonymous[273] • Disclaimer says:

    The US cut off the Japanese oil supply and the result was Pearl Harbor, something that’s glossed over in high school history classes. They just attacked for no good reason. Sanctions and other forms of economic warfare are quite damaging. They’ll goad Iran into lashing out then claim they attacked for no reason except that they’re a menace to everyone.

  43. anastasia says:

    Terrific article, but I would not use the word “infiltrate” when speaking of theneocons in the Trump administration. They are there by open invitation by the biggest neo-con of them all – Trump.
    If you review newspaper articles concerning Iran from 2003 onward, you see very clearly the slow escalation to war and that that war with Iran is inevitable no matter who is in office. In my opinion, that is why Trump is in office. Maybe they thought there would be too much lag time with theother Republican or Democrat candidates when he was running in 2016, but if he gets re-elected, we will see war with Iran. That is thepurpose of the sanctions. To provoke not only thepeople to war against the gov’t, but to provoke the government to war. We did it to the Japanese, we did it to Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s time, and we are doing it now.

    It is pretty obvious that they wish to keep the mid east in a state of complete and utter chaos,. That is what Israel wants, and that is exactly what they are going to get. Israel has been trying to help themselves to the land of other countries for many years. You cannot do that with a vialbe and unified country. You have to break it all up first – turn it tribal.

    But when it is all over, and the Shia Muslims who hate us now, hate us more after their countries have been all bombedto smithereens, and when China and Russia, who are biding their time, are strong enough, we will eventually get a taste our just desserts.

    I doubt I will be here for that last course.

    • Agree: Parfois1
    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  44. Maybe we should put sanctions on Pompeo. He could use the diet. Maybe raiding his pantry would feed Iraqi for a couple months. He is truly perfect spokesman American empire. Sadistic, bloated, and corrupt.

    • Agree: Desert Fox, follyofwar
  45. anon[700] • Disclaimer says:

    Removing foreign leaders – that do not like your way of life – started perhaps with Allende

    Thank the gods those devils Hitler and Mossolini were removed or we’d all be speaking German and be infested with mafiosi.

    instead of Hebrew and zionists.

  46. bjondo says:

    I don’t think Trump will go to war with Iran
    (operating on faith)
    this character will try hard for another war:


  47. @Old and grumpy

    Trump also needs to have food sanctions placed on him. His body is being oppressed and is crying out for (diet) regime change.

    • LOL: Derer, ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  48. Alfred says:

    Its a mystery to me why Donald’s mouth never got the shit beat out him during his NY days

    Because these officers are essentially cowards. They are afraid of losing their pensions, bits of tin and limousines.

    I am sure Trump was much more polite to the “made men” of NYC

  49. I hope that if any Iranian or English people are reading this, that they know that none of this was the idea of the average American. That we have actually lost our nation and have no control over it anymore. And that the only Americans left supporting this foreign “policy” are Evangelical holy rollers from the South and Midwest, dinosaur Baby Boomers who still think it is civil defense, dupes and suckers who buy into the “support the troops” cult of military, and the slowly decreasing number of misinformed and brainwashed Americans who get their “news” from the (((corporate media))).

  50. That Iraq is to say the least unstable is attributable to the ill-advised U.S. invasion of 2003.

    Nothing to do with 9 years of sanctions on Iraq that killed a million Iraqis, “half of them children,” and US control of Iraqi air space, after having killed Iraqi military in a turkey-shoot, for no really good reason other than George H W Bush seized the “unipolar moment” to become king of the world?

    Maybe it’s just stubbornness: I think Papa Bush is responsible for the “imperial pivot,” in the Persian Gulf war aka Operation Desert Storm, 29 years and 4 days ago — January 17, 1991.

    According to Jeffrey Engel, Bush’s biographer and director of the Bush library at Southern Methodist University, Gorbachev harassed Bush with phone calls, pleading with him not to go to war over Kuwait
    (It’s worth noting that Dennis Ross was relatively new in his role on Jim Baker’s staff when Baker, Brent Skowcroft, Larry Eagleburger & like minded urged Bush to take the Imperial Pivot.)

    According to Vernon Loeb, who completed the writing of King’s Counsel after Jack O’Connell died, Jordan’s King Hussein, in consultation with retired CIA station chief O’Connell, parlayed with Arab leaders to resolve the conflict on their own, i.e. Arab-to-Arab terms, and also pleaded with Bush to stay out, and to let the Arabs solve their own problems.
    Bush refused.

    See above: Bush was determined to “seize the unipolar moment.”

    Once again insist on entering into the record: George H Bush was present at the creation of the Global War on Terror, July 4, 1979, the Jerusalem Conference hosted by Benzion and Benjamin Netanyahu and heavily populated with Trotskyites – neocons.
    International Terrorism: Challenge and Response, Benjamin Netanyahu, ed., 1981.
    (Wurmser became Netanyahu’s acolyte)

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @ChuckOrloski
    , @Parfois1
  51. @anon

    One wonders how many times a day the fat bat Albright chows down … she could afford to lose a pound or two!

  52. Derer says:

    A pinhead Albright should be in Haag for war crimes.

  53. @anastasia

    Agree that “It is pretty obvious that they wish to keep the mid east in a state of complete and utter chaos .” In “Greater Israel and the Balkanization of the Middle East : Oded Yinon’s Strategy for
    Israel ” , Adeyinke Makinde argues that balkanization has always formed a part of the rationalization of political Zionism stating “After the establishment of Israel in 1948 , a national policy of weakening Arab and Muslim states , balkanising them, or keeping them under a neo-colonial state of affairs has persisted . The prevailing logic was and always has been that any stable , nationalist government in the Arab world poses an existential threat to Israel .”

  54. Z-man says:

    I think Papa Bush is responsible for the “imperial pivot,” in the Persian Gulf war aka Operation Desert Storm, 29 years and 4 days ago — January 17, 1991.

    Yes I remember it well. I came back from a long trip & memorable vacation, alas I was a young man, to the television drama that was unfolding with Arthur Kent ‘The Scud Stud’ and others reporting from the safety of their hotel balconies filming aircaft and cruise missiles. It was surreal.
    You are correct of course.

  55. Agent76 says:

    Jan 14, 2020 The Dirty American Secret You’re *NOT* Supposed to Know About

    December 3, 1993 The CIA Drug ConnectionIs as Old as the Agency

    LONDON—The Justice Department is investigating allegations that officers of a special Venezuelan anti-drug unit funded by the CIA smuggled more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States with the knowledge of CIA officials – despite protests by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the organization responsible for enforcing U.S. drug laws.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  56. Anon[301] • Disclaimer says:

    “All these Jews in power in the USA are actually enemies of Israel.”

    What makes you come to that conclusion?

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  57. @Chepo

    Your allegation that “Israel rigged the election by fixing the actual voting numbers” has some support in an article which appeared in the UK’s “Independent ” entitled ” Computer scientists say they have strong evidence election was rigged against Clinton in three key states , Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania…” According to Christopher Bollyn ” Israel controls our elections and military “ Bollyn states that “The stealing of American elections is primarily a computer crime , as was the false flag attack on 9/11 …”

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  58. Charlie says:

    This idea that the US is any sort of a net petroleum exporter is just another lie.

    In 2018 total US petroleum production was under 18 million barrels per day, total consumption north of 20 mmb/d. What does it matter if the US exports a bunch of super light fracked product the US itself can’t refine if it turns around and imports it all back in again and then some.

    The myths we tell ourselves, like a roaring economy that nevertheless generates a \$1 trillion annual deficit, will someday come back to bite us. Denying reality is not a winning game plan for the long run.

    • Replies: @Charlie
  59. I long tought that US foreign policies were mainly zionist agenda – driven, but the Venezuelan affair and the statements of Trump himself about the syrian oil (ta be “kept” (stolen)) make you think twice.

    Oil seems to be at least very important even if it’s not the main cause of middle east problems

    So maybe it’s the cause of illegal and cruel sanctions against Iran : Get rid of competitor to sell shale oil everywhere ?( think also of Norstream 2 here)

    Watch out US of A. in the end there is something sometimes referred to as the oil’s curse. some poor black Nigerians call oil “the shit of the devil”, because it’s such a problem – related asset…Have you heard of it ? You get your revenues from oil easily, so you don’t have to make effort by yourself. And in the end you don’t keep pace with China on 5G ? Education fails ? Hmm…
    Becommig a primary sector extraction nation… sad destiny indeed, like africans growing cafe, bananas and cacao for others. Not to mention environmental problems…
    What has happened to the superb Nation that send the first man on the moon and invented modern computers ?
    Money for space or money for war following the Zio. Choose Uncle Sam !
    Difficult to have both

  60. Everyone seems to forget how we avoided war with Syria all those years ago… It was when John Kerry of all people gaffed, and said “if Assad gives up all his chemical weapons.” That was in response to a reporter who asked “is there anything that can stop the war?” A intrepid Russian ambassador chimed in loud enough for the press core to hear his “OK” and history was averted. Thinking restricting the power of the President will stop brown children from dying at the hands of insane US foreign policy is a cope. “Bi-partisanship” voted to keep troops in Syria, that was only a few months ago, have you already forgotten? Dubya started the drone program, and the magical African everyone fawns over, literally doubled the remote controlled death. We are way past pretending any elected official from either side is actually against more ME war, or even that one side is worse than the other.

    The problem with the supporters Trump has left is they so desperately want to believe in something bigger than themselves. They have been fed propaganda for their whole lives, and as a result can only see the world in either “this is good” or “this is bad.” The problem with the opposition is that they are insane. and will say or do anything regardless of the truth. Trump could be impeached for assassinating Sulimani, yet they keep proceeding with fake and retarded nonsense. Just like keeping troops in Syria, even the most insane rabid leftoids are just fine with US imperialism, so long as it’s promoting Starbucks, Marvel and homosex, just like we see with support for HK. That is foreign meddling no matter how you try to justify it, and it’s not even any different messaging than the hoax “bring democracyhumanrightsfreedom TM to the poor Arabs” justification that was used in Iraq. They don’t even have to come up with a new play to run, it’s really quite incredible.

    • Replies: @Just passing through
  61. @utu

    Moving the American embassy to Jerusalem happened by Law in 1995, adopted by the Senate (93–5), and the House (374–37); Clinton, Bush and Obama (and Trump initially) played a game of “waivers” to avoid going through with the move. “On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem by 90-0. The resolution reaffirmed the Jerusalem Embassy Act and called upon the President and all United States officials to abide by its provisions. On December 6, 2017, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital” [from wiki].
    Obama’s (and John Kerry’s) Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran nuclear deal) was dead on arrival no matter who became President in the 2016 Election. The worst part of the JCPOA was indirect, as Joe Luria reported at Consortium News; Obama bought off Saudi objections by agreeing to support the genocide in Yemen (Obama had already passed a National Emergency (SANCTIONS) against Yemen in 2012; and droned American citizens, the al-Awlaki family (including a 16 year old and an 8 year old) in multiple attacks between 2011-2017.)
    Trump has prosecuted the Forever wars from Bush II and Obama viciously, but he is being played by the neocons who run DC and America. Wars no longer end. Too much money is being made.

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  62. @Agent76

    Agree, the CIA and MI6 and the Mossad are the biggest drug runners in the world.

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Agent76
  63. @OverCommenter

    A lot of right-wingers also see military action in the Middle East as a way for America to flex its muscles and bomb some Arabs. It also serves to justify the insane defence budget that could be used to build a wall and increase funding to ICE.

    US politics has become incredibly bi-partisan, criticising Trump will get you branded a ‘Leftist’ in many circles. This extreme bipartisanship started with the Obama birth certificate nonsense which was being peddled by Jews like Orly Taitz, Philip J. Berg, Robert L. Shulz, Larry Klayman and Breitbart news – most likely because Obama was pursuing the JCPOA and not going hard enough on Iran – and continued with the Trump Russian agent angle.

    Now many Americans cannot really think critically, they stick to their side like a fan sticks to their sports team.

    • Replies: @OverCommenter
  64. @9/11 Inside job

    All voting machines can be hacked ie programmed to give whatever result the deep state wants, see and the results from 16 states are sent to Barcelona Spain and counted by a Soros company SCYTL.

  65. Art says:

    The FDD senior adviser in question, who was placed on the National Security Council, was Richard Goldberg. FDD is largely funded by Jewish American billionaires including vulture fund capitalist Paul Singer and Home Depot partner Bernard Marcus.

    Boycott Jew owned Home Depot – They occupy Palestinian property.

    Think Peace — (Home Depot doesn’t)

    • Agree: AnonStarter
  66. The first person I ever heard say sanctions are acts of war was Ron Paul. The repulsive Madeleine Albright infamously said the deaths of 500,000 Iranian children due to US sanctions was worth it. She ought to be tried as a war criminal. Ron Paul ought to be Secretary of State.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  67. Charlie says:

    Of course we won’t need any oil at all in our all-electric future…

    • LOL: Alfred
  68. Herald says:

    Like Tucker Carlson I’m still keeping a glimmer of hope alive (America First) for a second term as the alternative is still worse.

    When I read that twaddle I also cringed. Anyone still holding out hope for Trump to come good, particularly in his second term, has to be more than a little deluded. That being said, the alternative is likely to be equally as abhorrent, but whoever that is, they will have the distinct advantage of not being Trump.

  69. Bill says:

    Obama was pres at the time of the actual Referendum

    I think he was thinking of the recent Parliamentary election which de facto decided that Brexit was going to happen.

  70. Agent76 says:
    @Desert Fox

    There are still millions of people who have no clue. So, I will continue posting this information in many different print and video combinations. Thanks for your time Desert Fox!

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
    , @anon
  71. Bill says:

    Sure, but you have to balance the slightly worse Democratic President against the incentive effect on Republicans. The reason the GOP never, ever gives its base anything is that its base will continue voting for it even though they never, ever get anything from the GOP. If the base is not going to vote against Trump, who has betrayed them completely, when are they ever going to break out of the Lucy-and-Charlie-Brown cycle they are in?

    • Replies: @Z-man
  72. @Michael888

    Flashback , March 3,2015 -“Congress cheers Netanyahu’s hatred of Iran ” “Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu showed off his extraordinary control of the U.S . Congress as he bathed in waves of applause while denouncing President Obama’s proposed deal with Iran and urging America to sign-up up for the Israeli-Saudi war on Iran and its Shiite allies .”

  73. Z-man says:

    Yeah as Bannon said its got to be a ‘National’ movement. Fuk the Republi’tards, they are all owned. Rand Paul is good but he can fall back into being a ‘good Republican’. We need a Nationalist movement with Trump’s campaign positions as a Manifesto.

  74. @Agent76

    Don’t know if you have read the book, Compromised , Clinton, Bush and the CIA by Vietnam war veteran Terry Reed, but it reveals the drug running and gun running by HGW Bush and Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas and AG William Barr was involved and Oliver North and the CIA and the Mossad and they tried to kill Terry Reed who was a pilot training the contras, this book is a must read, and can be had on, and Reeds videos can be seen on youtube.

    Another good book is The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia by Alfred McCoy, it details the CIA involvement in the drug business, can be had on I have both of these books.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  75. @Tony Hall

    It all started with PNAC. The rest is history.

  76. anon[700] • Disclaimer says:

    – – -> “There are still millions of people who have no clue.” < – – –

    make that a million +1

    I listened to 12 min of the 22 min vid

    Speaker said, "We will " at least 6 times, but half way into the vid, he still had not said what "we will."
    Half-way in I still had no idea what he was "shocked when he saw —"

    Communication = more than sitting in front of a camera & mic

    to be effective, don't rant by the seat of your pants, don't think people are watching because your personal schtick is so compelling — plan your dialog and make it persuasive, concise, SHORT. nobody wants to spend an hour sifting thru chit chat

  77. @TG

    It is an act of war.

    Economic warfare is still warfare.

    Dying of starvation because of a hostile nation is a worst death than by bullets. Suffering is way worst.

    The craziest disconnect I noticed is how retards on Reddit can cry about human rights, and be blind to everything the country does to other countries around the world.

  78. @Anon

    He meant it will eventually come to bite Israel and all Jews in the world by creating a backlash of epic proportions that will finally bring a final, real Holocaust.

    But Israel got nukes.

    Only way for Israel to be wiped out would be terrorists with nukes.

    So, good luck Palestinians. Get nukes or die out.

  79. Roberto says:

    In Davos, Trump requested that people consider investing in the USA. Why would anyone consider something like that, with consideration that the property rights can be taken away anytime for a arbitrary political consideration,

  80. @SolontoCroesus

    Hey 🌟 SolontoCroesus!

    Am completely with you regarding “… George G.H.W. Bush was present at the creation of the Global War on Terror, July 4, 1979, the Jerusalem Conference hosted by…” Thank you, S2C.

    As you might know, the talented comedian/actor, Robin Williams, ain’t around this Zio creation anymore. He committed suicide.😞

    Video linked below, and acknowledging Robin’s treatment of the Queen’s language might offend perhaps you, I am pleased to introduce all U.R. commenters –especially those guerilla worms who have “Big Time” problems with the Jewish GWOT — to the late-Robin’s Branch Davos/Davidian Conference.

    Caution: Explicit lyrics…, but come Spring & Purim 2020, ideally, this Robin is pecking elsewhere. Hm. A better & non-zionized creation?

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  81. Parfois1 says:

    Nothing to do with 9 years of sanctions on Iraq that killed a million Iraqis, “half of them children,” and US control of Iraqi air space, after having killed Iraqi military in a turkey-shoot, for no really good reason other than George H W Bush seized the “unipolar moment” to become king of the world?

    It was clear, even then, that Saddam Hussein was set up to justify the war on Iraq. Most people perhaps don’t know that the Iraq-Kuwait conflict flared up because the oil lake under the sand straddled the border and, because of the geological configuration and better pumping technology, the Kuwaitis were effectively stealing Iraq’s oil. Hussain tried to have the matter settled peacefully but was hindered by obdurate refusal to negotiate by Kuwait, egged on by US diplomacy by promises of protection. (Poland redux by “guarantees” before WWII). Finally, Hussain was goaded to invade Kuwait by US “assurance” that the US did not have an iron in the fire. Brilliant! And evil, that’s the nature of the USrael beast. (Mind you, they had a “good” track record in that field of devilry long before the cosmopolitan cabal’s taking over of the US.)

    Think about it. Thirty years of wars and misery in the Middle East and the rise of Usrael made possible because the USSR was no more. You have to admit that the USSR was thus a force for good because, had it stood standing, it would no doubt prevent such calamity on the world.

    • Agree: Iris
    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  82. @ChuckOrloski

    Thanks for the chuckles, Chuck.

    Strange how he sounds different when you can’t see him performing. He sounds Straight and Conventional, not zany even tho the content is zany.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  83. Alfred says:
    @Desert Fox

    The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia by Alfred McCoy

    The CIA took over from the French in the “Golden Triangle”. When the USA was kicked out of Vietnam, they moved their business to Afghanistan. It is all about money. No hard feelings!

    Facts Surface on the Heroin War (CIA 1971)

  84. snake says:

    The issue should not be what is an act of war, or who committed one nation to war against another nation, but instead the issue should “whether or not, the establishment of government means war is a foreseeable eventuality.

    Should the authority of leaders of nations extend unilaterally to empower such a leader, to declare war or to conduct acts of war without the knowledge or permission of the governed masses? AFAIK no privilege to declare war or to engage in acts which invite war exist; unless the leader is a mobster, in which case, lack of privilege is muted by the threat of mobsterism?

    Is it not true; that governors are suppose to represent the majority will of the governed? How can will to be informed be satisfied, if the governors conduct the affairs of government in secret, if there is no poll, no vote, no question for the governed to respond to, and no way for the people to respond, government has transformed itself into a prison?

    Self determination is the right of the governed to determine ..

    Self determination implies the right of the governed to regulate, to be apprised of the operations that constitute government (meaning the right of the governed to be fully informed, in all capacities, at all levels, including the right of the governed to be informed about operations, activities, successes and failures ( full disclosure, track record report card) just like a corporation must do.

  85. @Parfois1

    Mostly agree.

    The men & women at Richmond yesterday — We need to organize with them and storm some media headquarters — I suggest C Span. Take over the means of speaking to the public.

    btw — Totally endorse Art’s call to never shop at Home Depot.

    • Thanks: Art
  86. Tony Hall says:

    It would seem that the ADL,Canadian branch is overstepping its official role. Are there not enough grounds to remove charitable status and at least make it more difficult for this and related organizations to function? Or are there not ways to monitor organizations like this so that they don’t take it upon themselves to start functioning in the interests of a foreign power?

    I agree with you, Oracle. I questioned the charitable status of B’nai Brith Canada. I wrote:

    “B’nai Brith Canada sometimes represents itself as a “human rights” organization engaged in benevolent philanthropy. It has exploited this image to gain federal recognition as a registered charity capable of granting tax deductions for donations. Perhaps the time has come for an objective federal assessment to see if B’nai Brith Canada has lived up to its side of the bargain. Has B’nai Brith Canada acted like a genuine charity devoted to the ideal of universal human rights or has it acted more as a partisan political lobby?”

    B’nai Brith Canada is pushing to have Canada follow the United States into war with Iran by pressuring the Canadian government to classify the Islamic Revolutionary Guards as a “terrorist” organization. With his NATOME speech Donald Trump wants NATO countries, including Canada, to take over from US soldiers so he can “bring them home” before the November presidential election. Trump starts the new war and then asks young NATO soldiers, including Canadians, to deal with the disaster he and the US Armed Forces (with Israel in the background) have created. Deal yourself, Mr. President, with the consequences of what you have done.

    Canada out of NATO. No war with Iran.

  87. geokat62 says:

    The one and only Brother Nathanael was interviewed last night by Adam Green of Know More News.

    The 90 minutes flew right by as the two truth tellers discussed the plight of America at the hands of Jewish Supremacists. While they agreed on most things, the discussion got a little heated when the topic of Vladimir Putin came up.

    Adam Green is heavily influenced by someone called Johnny Gat who has tried to portray V. Putin as a tool of Jewish Supremacists, just like Donald Trumpstein.

    Brother Nathanael, however, would have none of this. He made a strong case that Putin is his own man and not a slave to Jewish Supremacists.

    All in all, an excellent interview.



    Video Link

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
    , @Robjil
  88. @geokat62

    Adam Green is probably correct when he argues that like Trump , Putin is a ” tool of Jewish Supremacists ” , see for example : ” ‘Putin’s Rabbi’ says challenging governments is not Jewish – Berel Lazar , one Russia’s Chief Rabbis , stands by his strongman aka President Vladimir Putin” : “The happy-go-lucky Jewish group[Chabad-Lubavitch] that connects Trump and Putin” : “Vladimir Putin : The Chabad Lubavitch mobster who would be the globalist Messiah ”

  89. Not only do we have warfare by sanctions but we have warfare by the infiltration by the CIA of a ” nation’s judiciary and law enforcement structures …subsumed through CIA-financed training programs ” and the CIA through its proxies is then in a position to “…bring spurious charges against targeted heads of state ” This form of coup d’etat has become known as “lawfare ” see:
    “From the barracks to the courtroom -US lawfare in action ” By Wayne Madsen ,
    “Lawfare ” according to Wayne Madsen has been used against Lula da Silva in Brazil ; Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti ; Manuel Zalaya in Honduras ; Fernando Lugo in Paraquay ; Dilma Rousseff in Brazil;
    Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia.

  90. Robjil says:

    Thanks geokat,

    Great interview.

    Bro. Nathanael sees the big picture. Most people are like street horses which are blinded to look only in one direction.

    In Putin’s Russia, there have been many Chabbad rabbis kicked out Russia for being extremists ( supporting US or Israel). Does the US expel any Chabbad rabbis acting against US interests? Why? US has no interests except Israel/FED interests, so it does not happen in the USisrael empire.

    Any search on the internet about this is very simple. I like Know more News. He probably keeps his Utube site because he adds anti-Russia/Putin stuff to his valid anti-Zion/FED stuff.

    A Russian appeals court affirmed the expulsion order issued against an American rabbi working in Sochi, in what a local leader of the Chabad movement called a “dark day” for Jews.

    Amid a crackdown in Russia on organizations with foreign funding, Edelkopf’s staying permit was revoked in December, according to Interfax. He lost an appeal at the regional court, forcing him to leave Russia by Feb. 11. He has denied any involvement in political issues or crimes.

    The Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia condemned the move. Boruch Gorin, a spokesperson for the federation, said it was “far from an isolated incident” during an interview with AFP. He added that at least seven rabbis have been forced to leave Russia in recent years for alleged immigration violations.

    MOSCOW (JTA) — For the eighth time over the past decade, Russian authorities told a foreign Chabad rabbi living in Russia to leave the country.

    Josef Marozof, a New York native who began working 12 years ago for Chabad in the city of Ulyanovsk, 400 miles east of Moscow, was ordered earlier this week to leave because the FSB security service said he had been involved in unspecified “extremist behavior.”

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @geokat62
  91. @SolontoCroesus

    The constant pointless cursing detracted from the clip. Tiresome.

    • Agree: SolontoCroesus
  92. @Just passing through

    I thought that Trump only played golf, and only got out of the cart to hit his shots and walk on the greens. Given his weight, attempting to play a physical game like tennis could bring about a heart attack.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  93. @follyofwar

    Trump doesn’t have a heart.

    • Replies: @Tony
    , @Herald
  94. @Just passing through

    Yes, some right wingers, especially Boomers, see war in the Middle East as a way to flex their freedom boners. Rush Limbah is the worst offender, guy is a deflating windbag desperately pretending like he isn’t already irrelevant. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how all this plan trusting came to be? Because it’s the only way the system lets them get involved in the power process. It’s pathetic, and disgusting don’t get me wrong. Like I was saying in the first post they have been brain washed by Iranian bad guys in bad action movies since the 80’s. They are incapable of understand nuance, because lets face it most people aren’t that smart. This is all the right wing gets is war in the Middle East, even though border control is a much higher priority for the voter base, and has been for decades. Think about that, immigration reform has been a hot topic for DECADES, and yet absolutely nothing has been done about it. Yet if Trump tries to remove troops from Syria the Republicans AND Democrats lock shields and fight like lions to keep our boys in the desert. Republicans politicans won;t deliver on any thing else, the will no fight for any social issue, they won’t do anything about corporate censorship, nothing for gun rights. Notice how Trump only chimed in after the rally in Virginia was pretty much over, and no other GoP politician said or did much of anything? None showed up thats for sure.

    Now we get to the other side, the insane leftoids. I mean what do I have to say except millions of people believe Russian super class A hackers are infiltrating every institution in the West. Everything from the election, to Patriot Prayer rallies, to Star Wars movie reviews. So clearly one side is more obtuse and gassed up on their own self righteousness. Now that’s not to say shitlibs aren’t being lied to as well. One example is the Green New Deal, just like the wall it’s never going to happen, just empty pandering. There will never be universal healthcare or wealth inequality reform, but you can be sure they will get all the immigrants. So here we have both sides of the isle delivering on their worst aspects, that’s all we will get war and immigrants. These are the two things which are the biggest concerns of the voters for the two different parties, and those are the two things that will never change.

  95. The beginning of this ‘heroically’ sociopathic US/Israel hegemonic foreign policy coincides with the collapse of the USSR, -the “unipolar” world. The neocons, previously held in check by the balance of power, were then let slip to savage the globe. And now, given the abundantly demonstrated inability of all the domestic and international institutions of Law, Humaneness and popular will to even by a little deflect their ferocity, our only hope lies with the eventual re-emergence of a sufficient counter balance before the river of blood becomes a deluge. And in retrospect it seems clear Hobsbawm’s observation that Russia, as with Napoleon and the Nazis, will once again be called upon to save Civilization was prescient.

  96. @Robjil

    In response to geokat’s having provided Adam Green’s interview with Brother Nathanael, Robjil wrote: “Thanks geokat, Great interview. Bro. Nathanael sees the big picture. Most people are like street horses which are blinded to look only in one direction.”

    Scranton greetings, Robjil!

    Regarding your above sentences, I will add the following “big picture” perspective which is treasured by ZUS Jewish Lobbies:

    Nothing is more easy for zionized Democrat & Republicans Party leadership than to gain the “blinded” confidence of American commoners.

    For example. The Zio US Senate Democrats are steering war horses toward an impeachment at the Capitol, while upon a Pale Horse. Trumpstein rides among Davos globalist elites.

    (Zigh) Soon, lots of 🇺🇸 highway billboards will be pointing towards either Trump or the Biden, but all roads lead to Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Way.

    Am inclined to desire Brother Nathanael is correct in his confidence that President Putin”s government is immunized against the internal killer, Chabad. But then again, I take a respectful knee, pay heed to Adam Green. Thanks, Robjil and geo!

    P.S.: Have paid close attention to Russian Orthodox icons & a rather unfamiliar framed picture which sets upon Brother Nathanael’s fireplace mantle. Fyi, the cloudy pic appears to display a meaningful Byzantine Emperor/warrior who’s seated sideways & relaxed upon a white horse. Hm, cool! But who be ‘dat? Anyone? Baptizer Tsar of Rus?
    At any rate, is evident to me how Brother Nathanael respected the Byzantine Empire’s prohibition (sanctions👌) against Jews holding public office & their gaining deadly business advantage over that once fluorishing but obscured civilization.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  97. geokat62 says:

    In Putin’s Russia, there have been many Chabbad rabbis kicked out Russia for being extremists ( supporting US or Israel).

    Interesting sources you’ve furnished, Robjil.

    I wasn’t aware of these… thanks for digging them up!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  98. barr says:

    New warfare -method and ideological underpinnings offered by leader

    “But Cotton seems more intense than the average neocon. An amendment he offered to a House bill would have punished with up to 20 years in prison not only people who violate Iran sanctions but also their relatives— “parents, children, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandparents, great grandparents, grandkids, great grandkids,” as Cotton put it. This punishment of kin would happen “automatically,” he said. To be sure, “I sympathize with their plight if they are harmless, innocent civilians in Iran.” But, “I doubt that that is often the case.”
    Sueliman’s family is also at risk from Cotton

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
    , @Robjil
  99. @barr

    Cotton is a hard core zionist.

  100. @geokat62

    Hey geo!

    Have dug up list of attendants 💰who are attending 2020 World Economic Forum, Davos, where “Keynote speaker,” Trumpstein is/was. Please refer below?

    You likely know how The Saker indicated Russia’s Atlanticist Integrationists have hit the rocks?🙏

    Nonetheless, am curious about Russia’s W.E.F. attendee, Minister Oreshin, and his global policy-attitude regarding the narcissist Trumpstein’s pompously proclaimed accomplishment: the Almighty ZUS economy. 😲

    Respectfully suggest to you that Rus’s Chabad is very capable of operating underground the Kremlin. Thanks geo.

  101. You know, the current US foreign policy only makes any sense if you assume it’s all predicated on a simply axiom, namely, that there is only one sovereign nation in the world.

    Does the United States have power to forbid Chinese firms from trading with Iran? Sure – neither of them is a sovereign country like we are, and we’ve got as much power to regulate commerce between foreign nations as between our own states.

    And if citizens of those countries defy our sanctions and trade with each other anyway, then no matter where in the world they happen to be, they will always be at risk of arrest and extradition to the one sovereign nation.

    One can only imagine how Americans would react if one of their own got the Meng Wanzhou treatment: imagine if some American citizen, while travelling in China, was arrested by Chinese police at the request of Iran or Russia because things he had done here in America violated those countries’ laws. We would never put up with that!

    But hey, we’re a free country, and Russia, China, et al. aren’t, so it’s different when a foreigner violates our laws.

    • Thanks: L.K
    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @barr
  102. geokat62 says:
    @Twilight Patriot

    Hey. Twilight Zone. Welcome to Unz!

    You did something that AFAIK no one has ever achieved before… you received a golden frame on your inaugural comment.

    I found your introductory paragraph to be quite intriguing:

    You know, the current US foreign policy only makes any sense if you assume it’s all predicated on a simply axiom, namely, that there is only one sovereign nation in the world.

    … especially the suspense you created about identifying who you thought the one sovereign nation in the world is.

    When you revealed it was America, I have to admit I was a little disappointed.

    Have you not heard the news? America has lost it sovereignty decades ago and is being led by the nose by Supremacist Jews who have commandeered most, if not all, of the most important levers of power in the once proud “land of the free and home of the brave” nation.

    Hate to break this sad news to you, but the truth needs to be stated, no matter how brutal it is.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  103. @geokat62

    Hey geokat!

    Am supportive toward your compassionate act to tell the new commenter, Twilight Patriot, the bad & “brutal” Real Jew Zone news.👍

    A very good U.R. comment is not always bracketed (in gold), and your # 105 will no doubt fade away, but never die. 👌

    Ideally, the well meaning “Twilight Patriot” will zone-in, and recognize how the dark tribe managed to make America “lose its it sovereignty decades ago and is being led by the nose by Supremacist Jews who have commandeered most, if not all, of the most important levers of power in the once proud “land of the free and home of the brave” nation.”

    You were extremely nice about the matter, geo. Opa!

    • Thanks: geokat62
    • Replies: @Twilight Patriot
  104. barr says:
    @Twilight Patriot

    Let me tell you one simple fact that has been known to the humanity since the dawn of the language.

    Its is called bragging when some one claims he is free rest are slaves or when one tribe claims his tribe is free rest are slaves . Usually the brat bragger gets smashed on the face by the mafia on the street or it gets imploded from within.

    Truth is more painful. America violates its own laws on the streets regularly to satisfy the master who has sent him to panhandle beg and ” lie,steal and cheat”

    Ask Pompeo . He did it because Israel told him to do.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  105. @ChuckOrloski

    @Twilight Patriot and ChuckOrloski,

    It is darkly amusing to watch you two act as if you are introducing me to a great secret that will change my worldview. That’s easier said than done. I am aware that Jews are over-represented at the higher levels of American corporate and government power, but as I don’t see any meaningful ideological differences between the Jews and the more numerous Gentiles that surround them, I’m not sold on the idea of a Jewish conspiracy.

    So you might, for instance, bitch about how three seats on the Supreme Court are held by Jews (all liberals) and this means they are grossly over-represented and too powerful and all that, but on the other hand, the Court had zero Jews during the late 1960s and early ’70s when it was just as liberal.

    So while liberal Jews are a part of out country’s ruling elite, they’re not running the show in any meaningful way.

    Also, while I disagree with the uncritical support that some factions of the American citizenry have for Israel, I think that our relationship with Saudi Arabia is much worse:

    So calm down. You are very far from convincing me that the majority of this country’s problems are caused by anyone other than the ordinary Germanic whites who actually run it.

    • Disagree: Desert Fox
  106. Robjil says:

    Hi, Chuck,

    The cloudy picture is St. George slaying a dragon.

    I like Adam Green. He does a lot of good work investigating our Zion rulers. His anti-Russian/Putin stuff is a boomerang for ZUS. In other words, all his anti-Zion stuff does not matter to ZUS if it gets 0ne back, like a boomerang, onto the main course of the Zion uber alles program which is to demonize the enemies of ZUS. Russia is certainly one of them. The endless Russia, Russia, Russia in our Zion free press is good clue that Russia is not liked by Zion.

  107. Robjil says:

    That is the Amalek warfare concept of the Torah. Like his Zionist masters, Cotton is into Amalek warfare.

    Answer: The Torah tells us to remember the nation of Amalek that attacked the Israelites after they left Egypt. Specifically, we are told to “blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven” (Deut 25:19). Traditionally, this was understood — in a morally complicated way — to mean that Jews had an obligation to kill all Amalekites: men, women, and children.

  108. geokat62 says:
    @Twilight Patriot

    You are very far from convincing me that the majority of this country’s problems are caused by anyone other than the ordinary Germanic whites who actually run it.


  109. Yo geo!

    Me too, “LOL.”

    But have you suspended ZUS/Can diplomatic relations with me eversince my having posted the late-Robin Williams “dirty’ video? 😞 et tu, geo?

    At any rate, & taking off from P.G.’s fine article title,🙌 the newbie, Twilight Patriot, has offered me a “has been” and gilded gold dimension of warfare here at the U.R. “Homeland” comments department.

    Haha. I trust Twilight Patriot doesn’t mind me outing the tribe’s darkness, geo. Opa!

    • Replies: @geokat62
  110. @Twilight Patriot

    To my knowledge , there are no Saudis with dual US/Saudi citizenship who are members of Congress but they do have an extremely powerful influence in Washington through their lobbyists : “Following the money why is the Saudi lobby so powerful in America “ , but as this article points out they lag behind Israel which , in addition to having numerous lobbyists on the “Hill” can call on , according to , a total of 89 US Senators and Congressmen holding dual US/Israeli citizenship .

  111. geokat62 says:

    But have you suspended ZUS/Can diplomatic relations with me ever since my having posted the late-Robin Williams “dirty’ video? 😞 et tu, geo?


    Hey, Chuck. We’re still good. As I repeatedly remind my nephews… “I’m uncle George, not St. George.”

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
  112. JamesinNM says:

    War crimes have many faces, equally criminal. Nearly all U.S., not American, politicians are war criminals, murderers, thieves, liars, promoters of perversion, destroyers of sovereign nations, intending to enslave the 99% worldwide, etc. They are evil incarnate. Pray for Christ’s return and the separation of the wheat from the chaff with refining crucible.

  113. bjondo says:
    @Twilight Patriot

    …might, for instance, bitch about how three seats on the Supreme Court are held by Jews (all liberals) and this means they are grossly over-represented and too powerful and all that, but on the other hand, the Court had zero Jews during the late 1960s and early ’70s when it was just as liberal.

    If B. Obama’s last selection for the Court had been approved, the Jew seats could easily be five.

    The Court during 60s ,70s also part of a country whose media, entertainment, opinion makers
    Jew dominated or Jew influenced. Like, you know, today.

    I don’t see any meaningful ideological differences between the Jews and the more numerous Gentiles that surround them

    Those Gentiles would be owned, Jew pets, afraid.

    The P. Buchanans, PCRs, Giraldis, T. Carlsons, Shamirs variety of Gentile are very different.

    …I think that our relationship with Saudi Arabia is much worse

    This comment along with Gabbard’s “America… SA’s Bitch” far off the mark.

    US controls S. Arabia, the Arab Gulf countries.
    Israel/Jewry controls US, West Europe.

    Read at UR Giraldi, Whitney Webb, PCR, others to get an idea.


    look at Congress, The Executive, Wall St.


    • Replies: @geokat62
  114. @Twilight Patriot

    When America’s war machine is at the beck and call of the biggest human rights abuser in the Middle East, …

    This would be Israel, who has been on a war footing in the Middle East since before the late 19th century, successfully co-opted American government in the 1960s, and has attained nearly absolute dominance over that government since that time. The research of Paul Findley, John Mearsheimer, and Stephen Walt — to name but a few — give the lie to the notion that Israel plays second fiddle to anyone where influence over American government and its war machine are concerned.

    Nobody’s denying that Saudi Arabia has its share of problems, but America wasn’t lied into Iraq by Saudi dual-loyalists working in the DoD. Those were neocons, the very same who drafted the ’96 Clean Break policy paper that mapped out the agenda for regime change in the Middle East, all at the behest of Israel. The post-9/11 Middle Eastern quagmire created by America — including ISIS — was brought about as a result of Israel’s influence over American foreign policy. This is irrefutable, established fact.

    Palestinians have suffered a lengthy litany of abuses for well over a century now, the most significant among them being denial of the right to self-determination. While Saudi has its dissidents, they are relatively few in number and receive a great deal of media attention. In contrast, the rights of all Palestinians outside Israel’s front line are disregarded entirely, and those who live in Israel confront regular and flagrant discrimination and abuse.

    And furthermore …

    Saudi dual-loyalists are not pressuring state legislatures to pass laws punishing American citizens for participating in a boycott of Saudi products. Saudi dual-loyalists are not at the front lines of a campaign to deplatform social media accounts including content critical of the Saudi government. Saudi dual-loyalists aren’t at the forefront of a campaign to legally punish universities for implementing curricula critical of Saudi Arabia.

    Quite a number of American reps have openly criticized Saudi Arabia without tanking their career. How many have openly criticized Israel and gotten away with as much?

    We’re not speaking of “liberals” or “conservatives,” either. Zionists play both sides of the aisle, and anyone paying attention knows it. I’ll agree with this much: Americans are responsible for what happens to their country, and unless they work hard to salvage what remains of it, they’ll never come close to shaking off the terrible yoke with which Israel has burdened it.

    • Agree: L.K
  115. geokat62 says:

    If B. Obama’s last selection for the Court had been approved, the Jew seats could easily be five.

    Just wanted to clarify something. Most people seem to think there are 3 justices on SCOTUS that are Jewish.

    Well, as Brother Nathanael explains, there are technically 4, as Sotomayor’s mother was Jewish:

    Take the Supremes for instance.

    There’s Ginsburg, Kagan, Breyer, and yes her mother was one of (((them))), Sotomayor…

  116. WHAT says:

    Trump is owned by Adelson. “Minimal Zionist influence” indeed.

  117. Hey geo!

    Apparently. a Jewish warfront upon “diverse” America must include AIPAC battalions 💰 to secure “Homelanders” from any backslider ideas intent upon provoking a Magna Carta revival.

    Below is an obscure Mideast Beast article to adjudicate upon, geo.

    P.S.; My favorite SCOTZUS Justice is the “Wise Latina.”

    • Replies: @geokat62
  118. Haha.

    Who’da thunk it? At Davos W.E.F. seance, the lesser half of the Honeymoonin’ Mnuchin’s took a stab at Time Magazine’s glorified Greta. Refer to NYT below?

    Uh…, impeach ZUS Treaury Secretary Mnuchin into a Greenland Pale of Settlement?

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  119. @ChuckOrloski

    Greta , in my opinion, is possessed by demons, she is evil, just look at that face.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  120. Herald says:
    @Desert Fox

    He doesn’t have much of a brain either.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  121. @Desert Fox

    Dear Desert Fox,

    Haha. Tulsi was bounced from the evil Democrat 2020 debates, and now she sues the evil Hillary.

    This is life in the ZUS’s Big Tent. *

    * Haha. Reagan wanted the GOP to be a “Big Tent” affair. To include zionized Reagan Democrats. 🙄

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  122. Ace says:

    ** crusade against the muslim world **

    Marked by inviting millions of Muslim troops into your homelands? Sign me up!

  123. @ChuckOrloski

    Agree,The demon-rats are the new bolsheviks and are wreckers and destroyers of countries and societies.

  124. snag says:

    Somebody lock this zionized warmonger up in a room with tufted walls and throw the kee away, please.

  125. snag says:
    @Reality Check

    It makes me wonder what kind of dirt do (((they))) have on Trump that forced him to make 180 on his election promises and to replace relatively honest appointees with an Israel firsters and neocon warmongers?

    Something tells me that the Epstein Hydra have more heads and more ugly than we know or can imagine.

    Today he looks and act like a zionist puppet.

  126. geokat62 says:

    Below is an obscure Mideast Beast article to adjudicate upon

    Hey, Chuck. When I first stumbled upon this infamous quote by AIPAC-insider Steve Rosen:

    You see this napkin? In 24 hours, we could have the signatures of 70 Senators on this napkin.

    … I knew America’s goose was cooked!

    Stay well, Chuck.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
  127. Haha.

    Re, Guardian article below; Trumpstein invites, or was it just a routtine Likudist invite of themselves, 🙄to talk “peace” among the ZUS-tribe’s Chieftain Moneychangers. 🤣

    Polka fest meaning, sing-along compliments of a Rolling Tunder 🌩 Slav, ChuckOrloski:
    A one, two, and a three…
    “Roll out Kushner’s old New Deal of The Century, and roll in Trumpstein’s Space Force barrels,🙌 and over Mount Nebo goes the Palestinian bone marrow.”

  128. Mike-SMO says:

    The word, “seige” was mentioned above. That is what happens when you are dependent on outside sources for essential materials. International “free trade” leads to that trap. Mercantilism is still a thing.

    China is a powerhouse except for the outside food and petrochemicals that it needs. Iran has a productive population but no way to convert oil into the fuel that it needs. It has extensive crop lands but no system for delivering water for human use or irrigation. Resources “spent” in Syria and Yemen might have been used to develop infrastructure within Iran. The Persian Gulf (Gulf of Arabia) is an easy choke point, yet Iran has made efforts at “surrounding” the Sunni Arabs but little to creating access to the outside world with shipping points on its Indian Ocean coast line. Getting oil and gas to Europe is “easier” but why would they ignore an “independent” source of income and trade with East Asia? India makes much of the world’s “generic” medications and would probably be pleased to have a new trading partner and a source of petrochemicals and probably would not have to use dollars to do it.

    A seige is made possible (and inevitable) by the failure to plan for future independent action. It is hard to blame the U.S. for using the levers that are provided by others.

    • Replies: @turtle
  129. Ben_C says:

    I thought Trump told us he wanted to leave Iraq, but now he’s apparently saying things like: “We have a very extraordinarily expensive airbase that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it,”

    Okay… I’m trying really hard to wrap my head around all this. I know I’m not a foreign policy genius and expert like Jared Kushner, so maybe it’s normal I don’t understand and all this seems crazy to me, but WTF???

    Why is this asinine request for something that will obviously never materialize limited to the cost of an airbase? Why doesn’t Trump just go all in and demand Iraq pay us back the \$1 trillion + for the entire Iraq war? Also, how does it benefit the US to continue to piss even more money away on operational costs staying in a nation whose elected officials have asked us to leave? Should Iraq also be required to pay back the costs associated with staying in Iraq after they have asked the US to leave?

    I’m really confused…

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Alfred
    , @snag
  130. geokat62 says:

    Why doesn’t Trump just go all in and demand Iraq pay us back the \$1 trillion + for the entire Iraq war?

    It’s more like \$2 trillion +

    Iraq war costs U.S. more than \$2 trillion: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. war in Iraq has cost \$1.7 trillion with an additional \$490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than \$6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.

  131. Alfred says:

    I thought Trump told us he wanted to leave Iraq, but now he’s apparently saying things like: “We have a very extraordinarily expensive airbase that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it,”

    Dmitri Orlov has a good explanation.

    Peak Free Oil

    Just look at the panic of the Americans at the thought that Haftar of Libya has stopped the export of their oil – most of the revenue was going to the UN and his military opponents.

    U.S. Calls for Immediate Resumption of Libya Oil Production

    The ironic thing is that NATO (i.e. USA) destroyed the country and now they are begging them to export their oil. Libya has by far the largest oil reserves in Africa. Iraq perhaps now has bigger reserves than Saudi Arabia (because of depletion of oil in S.A.). Venezuela has the largest reserves in the Americas. Just join these dots. 🙂

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  132. @Alfred

    It is like Orwell said in his book 1984, wars are not meant to be won, they are meant to be perpetual.

  133. snag says:

    It looks like the AIPAC is at the steering wheel not our President and Capitol Hill

    US troop surge in Middle East may not end soon, top general says

  134. turtle says:

    Iran has a productive population but no way to convert oil into the fuel that it needs.

    That is bullshit.

    Iranian gasoline production stands at 105 million liters per day, according to Zanganeh, or around 660,000 bpd, while consumption is around 100,000 bpd below production. It even exported gasoline this year for the first time.

    One effect of U.S. “sanctions” has been to drive Iran towards self-sufficiency in many industries, not only refined petroleum products.

  135. It’s called siege warfare. Nothing new under the sun. Just new variations on an old theme. Same wine, different bottle.

  136. Rurik says:

    I just saw a headline on Drudge, Mr. G., and I thought of you.

    Taliban claims shot down US Air Force plane carrying CIA officers…

    The reason I thought of you Sir, is because of the way I reacted when I read those words. I actually felt ‘good’ about it. Like it was a good thing that my fellow Americans, and members of its exalted ‘Intelligence services’, had perished (on their way to further trample on the rights of others who’ve done us no harm, and impose zio-values of torture and drone assassination on impoverished human beings, thousands of miles away).

    Anyways, I considered it a turning point, as I’m always saddened by the news of the death of U.S. troops, (poor boys from the Heartland being used as zio-cannon fodder), but now I feel a surge of justice being done, when CIA officers get killed. And I wondered how such news effects you Sir, being a former CIA officer yourself?

    Is my reaction misguided, do you think? Or the correct way to feel, considering everything we now know? (or perhaps we should all just be numb at this point).

    Is there such a thing, as an honorable and patriotic CIA officer in Afghanistan?

    As an aside, I feel the same way about ‘contractors’ (mercs and opportunists), as I do about ‘CIA officers’ when they get killed as well.

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