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One of the most perplexing narratives presented during the waning days of the administration of President Donald J. Trump is his apparent disengagement from dealing seriously or providing leadership regarding the surging Coronavirus while at the same time continuing an activist foreign policy that in no way benefits any American. Ironically, the new administration of Joe Biden will, undoubtedly, establish its own priorities after January 20th, presuming the result of the election holds, and could easily reverse any government actions initiated overseas by Trump.

So it is all perhaps much ado about nothing, but meddling in the politics of others, creating enemies where enemies do not actually exist, and starting “little wars” to make a point about one’s virility create an unfortunate legacy in that they do not exactly win friends and influence people around the world. There have been interactions in a number of contexts, perhaps most dangerously in the continued promotion of the “threat” coming from China. The U.S. continues to emphasize the growth of Chinese foreign investments, the creation of its new Silk Road across Asia and into Europe, and Beijing’s growing military might. The mainstream U.S. media regularly fearmongers that the Chinese economy will surpass that of the U.S. inside a decade if it has not done so already.

The Administration, sometimes subtly and sometimes not so subtly, links China directly to the emergence of the Coronavirus and has implied that its propagation is part of a global plan to destroy western democracy and replace it with communism. The new defense budget includes a shift in spending to dramatically increase expansion of the navy to confront the Chinese in their own coastal waters. To be sure, China’s armed forces are being reshaped commensurate with its world role, but it does not realistically challenge that of the United States and will not do so even if it chooses to continue its expansion. Nevertheless, what began as a trade war is now being recast as an Armageddon-like conflict for global dominance, with the White House, Democrats, Republicans and the media all on board.

Russia too, the perpetual enemy, has fortunately escaped direct assault from the White House, leading to renewed claims that Trump is Putin’s puppet. The latest assertion is that a wave of hacking of government and other internet sites in the United States was done by Russia, though there has been precious little evidence provided to support that claim. Joe Biden has picked up the slack by asserting that he will be responding to the attack “in kind,” hello cyberwar, while several Democratic Senators have asked rhetorically whether the hack is an “act of war.” It is even being suggested that Russia will be interfering in the upcoming runoff election for the two Senate seats in Georgia, which will possibly decide who controls the upper chamber of the U.S. Congress for the next two years.

But the biggest winner in the “hated by America” sweepstakes is the usual favorite, Iran. On December 20th several rockets landed inside the fortified U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, which in turn sits inside the heavily guarded and protected Green Zone along the Euphrates River where most embassies and government offices are located. Insofar as has been reported, the missiles did little damage and killed one Iraqi civilian. It should be observed that the weapons were not very sophisticated and are of a type that is readily available in the Middle East. Similar attacks on the Green Zone using the same kind of unguided and crude rockets have become a regular feature of diplomatic and government life in Iraq’s capital.

Donald Trump responded three days later with a characteristically truculent series of tweets: “Our embassy in Baghdad got hit Sunday by several rockets. Three rockets failed to launch. Guess where they were from: IRAN. Now we hear chatter of additional attacks against Americans in Iraq… Some friendly health advice to Iran: If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over.”

There is no evidence whatsoever that Iran either carried out or sponsored the attack on the Embassy and the photographs of the unexploded rockets, of a standard 107mm caliber widely available and used worldwide, have markings written in English, not Farsi. As is often the case, Trump chose to interpret the actual story and seeks both to demonstrate Iranian involvement and to define it as a provocation that would merit a military response that could start a war. He and his Pentagon wordsmiths would choose to call it “establishing deterrence” or “self-defense.” A spokesman for Central Command described the attack as “…almost certainly conducted by an Iranian-backed rogue militia group,” adding also that the 21-rocket barrage was “clearly NOT intended to avoid casualties.” “Almost certainly” in government speak means “we don’t know”: while a judgment of “clearly NOT intended” would be, under the circimstances, impossible to make definitively.

So unhinged is the hatred for Iran and all its friends that the Trump Administration has, in its last days in office, gone so far as to sanction Asma, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as all her highly respectable family living in England, where she was born and raised. The reality is that the United States and Israel will stop at nothing to denigrate what they conveniently describe as “rogue regimes” when the only real rogues are in Washington and Jerusalem. Trump and Netanyahu have been wanting to start a war with Iran for the past four years and have been seeking to provoke the Iranians into a response that could be used to justify a massive counter-attack. Why all the tip-toeing around is taking place is because Americans and Israelis are seeking to establish a fig leaf to hide behind while they commit a war crime, i.e. initiating a war of aggression where there is no threat coming from the other side. Instead, they are engaging in what they refer to as “maximum pressure” using economic sanctions and assassinations, hoping to have Iran strike back hard against them so they can plausibly claim that they are the victims and are engaging in “deterrence” or “defense.”

That is what was behind the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani eleven months ago and the Israeli killing of top Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in November. Ironically, if there is considerable tension in the Middle East, to include the rocketing of the U.S. Embassy, it is due to actions undertaken by Israel and the U.S. themselves. Israel has kept the pot boiling by regularly attacking “targets” in Syria, many of which are described as “Iranian-linked.” On Christmas Day Israel violated Lebanese airspace before hitting the city of Masyaf in Syria, which has a large Christian minority, reportedly killing five and destroying a research facility. The relatively low intensity warfare by the Jewish state is a practice that is fully supported by the United States, which continues to maintain forces in Syria to “guard the oil fields” while also supporting the efforts to bring about regime change in Damascus.

The possibility that there will be a war in the Middle East instigated by the Trump White House as a final gift to Israel must be taken seriously in spite of the short time frame remaining. Trump is also pushing ahead with U.S. taxpayer funded “deals” with various Arab states to get them to establish diplomatic ties with the Jewish state. And there are other signs that something is about to happen. The Israelis have moved one of their nuclear missile capable and cruise missile armed submarines into the Persian Gulf to provide a better window for attacking Iran and are hinting that military action might be impending. And there are also rumors in Washington that the U.S. might be closing its embassy in Baghdad due to the “threat,” a possible first step in reducing the number of Americans vulnerable to a war zone that would inevitably include heavily Shi’a Iraq. And what might the Congress and American people do to stop it all from happening? Nothing that would actually have any impact.

Philip Giraldi, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Realist says:

    It is good that you have finally determined that Trump is a Deep State minion. The Republican side of the Deep State coin uses China as a boogeyman, the Democrat side uses Russia as a boogeyman…and Iran is a universal boogeyman.

  2. The image that comes to mind is a naked Trump with a dog collar around his neck being led by a non-goy dominatrix clad in leather, holding a bullwhip.

  3. The Chinese, Russians and Iranians are all operating from the perspective of what if there’s a war and nobody came. The US and Israeli provocations are incessant but their targets have seen fit to ignore them.

    It will take an overt action, probably from Israel, to strike serious targets in Iran for the Iranians to counter attack. I hope the Russians understand that once this starts, they’re next in line and come to Iran’s aid. The Russians should have put their nukes on Iranian soil under Russian control long ago to put a price tag on touching Iran, like turning Jerusalem into an ashtray.

    China and Russia are going to ignore the US’s provocations unless, again, some serious target gets hit. That’s when all the US floating coffins in the Pacific get sunk one right after the other and then the US’s projection of power dissipates.

    However, I don’t think there will be any US involvement in any conflict except for supplying weapons. The US military is way too soft and their reliance on a limited supply of high tech high dollar weapons wouldn’t last long and the lead time to replenish isn’t conducive to a continuing conflict.

  4. Trump is just a shabbos goy puppet actor for the Zionist syndicate. This pompous adolescent stooge has always been owned by the Manhattan Jews. His first project after his crook father died was with the Zionist Pritskers of Chicago and he was bailed out of his 1.2 b billion debt by a package put together by current Sec. of Commerce Wilbur Ross, then managing director for Rothschilds Inc. A job he held for 25 years. The senile self proclaimed Zionist Biden is also a just a long term fixture of the Jews that has worked for the syndicate for 50 years.

    The attacks on Iran are the continuous application of the Yinnon Plan for Greater Israel. The plan (well on the way) is to balkanize and destroy all of the Arab countries as the Zionist syndicate consolidates its control over this, the most geographically strategic position in the world. This plan was originally laid out at the first Zionist Convention in 1897 and initiated with WW1 and the establishment of the “homeland for the Jews” in the Balfour treaty addressed to Lord Rothschild in 1918. In 1907, then Prime Minister Arthur Balfour and Zionist Jew representative for the Rothschilds, Chaim Wiseman agreed to the invasion, occupation and dispossession of the native Palestinians as the first step in the establishment of this most critical bridgehead in order to achieve their long term goal of, as British journalist Douglas Reed stated in his book “The Controversy of Zion” the destruction of all the governments to be replaced by a global tyranny.

    Now this criminal syndicate is close to achieving their objective as the Israeli foreign legion (U.S. military) continues it’s extortion racket of establishing “democracy” (countries run by Jews) everywhere. There has to always be a crisis, so as Jewmerica creates external enemies for use in the coming Hegelian Dialectic as we did with the propped up USSR the Zionist operatives have made outstanding progress with their long planned fake virus, fake test, fake numbers and now another deadly vaccine while abrogating the natural rights of their livestock on all the government plantations all over the world.

    • Agree: RedpilledAF
    • Thanks: true.enough
    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  5. Chris Moore says: • Website

    One of the most perplexing narratives presented during the waning days of the administration of President Donald J. Trump is his apparent disengagement from dealing seriously or providing leadership regarding the surging Coronavirus while at the same time continuing an activist foreign policy that in no way benefits any American.

    You’ve made two mistakes in the first paragraph: 1)Coronavirus hysteria is an overstated international government class/crony class ploy. 2)Trump’s Iran policy benefits lib-con Zionist Americans and Jewish fifth columns, his true constituency (whites, deplorables, patriots, Constitutionalists, nationalists, etc. be damned).

    Do you want to defeat the Big Lie of Zionism by embracing the Big Lie of Coronavirus? What are the consequences of embracing the Big Lie? What were the consequences of embracing the Holocaust narrative Big Lie?

    • Agree: Alfred, dogbumbreath
    • Replies: @interesting
  6. @RoatanBill

    In order for the Zionists to achieve their objective there has to be war. There must be conflict and an external enemy otherwise the goyim cannot be persuaded to relinquish their remaining freedoms. The use of the Hegelian dialectic thesis – antithesis has always been the best tool to accomplish this objective. Russia was overthrown and was transformed into the “eastern kingdom” for the Zionists. First our great Allie then transitioned into the deadly opponent while all the time they required massive nonstop agricultural, industrial and financial aid from beginning to end. Communist China was also set up by the Zionist syndicate. Neither one are powerful enough at this point to challenge Jewmerica yet. In a few years they will be. At that point expect a confrontation resulting in a stalemate in which all the cattle will be herded into the permanent martial law of The Sustainable Development Initiative, agenda 2030-21. This of course will be augmented as we move closer to Neo feudalism as imposed by the parasitic elite by the continual application of medical frauds like the Current fake virus and the ongoing destruction of living standards for all the goyim.

    • Agree: Joe Levantine
    • Replies: @Ace
    , @anonymous
  7. LondonBob says:

    • Replies: @El Dato
  8. anon[150] • Disclaimer says:

    The possibility that there will be a war in the Middle East instigated by the Trump White House as a final gift to Israel must be taken seriously in spite of the short time frame remaining. Trump is also pushing ahead with U.S. taxpayer funded “deals” with various Arab states to get them to establish diplomatic ties with the Jewish state. And there are other signs that something is about to happen.

    I think you can view almost all of Trumps deeds, actions and statements in light of the last ditch legal team that he surrounded himself with.

    Most small children would be capable of immediately perceiving that this group consisted of those who were telling you whatever you wanted to hear in order to gain entry to the executive, and that none of their promises sounded legitimate, however Trump was apparently not able to tell the difference.

    Trumps staffing choice of Jared, in his single term, right off the bat led to a near total loss of trust on my behalf, since its not reasonable that someone opposed to all the domestic issues that you had campaigned on would serve the interests of that domestic platform. This ultimately proved true, and also proved fatal to Trumps re-election with its middle-east / Democrat-lite racial stratagem.

    Its not clear if Trump is suffering age related issues, is simply attempting to court interests he thinks may be able to shield him from post-elective legal issues, REALLY believes in some magical way to retain office that can be obtained through powerful individuals/interests, or a more nefarious rationale, but in his post-loss televised call with Netanyahu, it was notable how Trump had clearly expected Netanyahu to verbally critique Biden on his behalf, and had set him up to do so. Not only did Netanyahu not oppose Biden during the call, he was one of the first Tranche of world leaders to come out with congratulations seeking to court Biden.

    My first assessment upon the Trump release of the spy Pollard, to the nation that paid him to attack us, (along with $500 million in US Taxpayer cash) as one of the final acts of his office, was the potential that this may have actually been a pay-off designed to offer “something” in-lieu of the Iran War that the Israelis want from him.

    • Agree: RedpilledAF
    • Replies: @Chris Moore
    , @Moi
    , @sally
  9. @RoatanBill

    The comforting fact is that Russia is tied to Iran, from a security perspective, because of the Caspian Sea. Russia already has NATO knocking on her Western front, a violation of centuries’ worth of “defense in depth” doctrine. Georgia and Azerbaijan are deep into the NATO/Israeli orbit. Secretive “counter-terrorism” bases dotted across Afghanistan and Central Asia host troops and CIA who-knows-what.

    Can you imagine the absolute risk to Russian territorial integrity presented by having America also take control of Iranian ports on the Caspian sea? It would present access to Russia’s entire interior, and that through a warm water port (Astrakhan) in flat terrain!

    • Agree: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Sean
  10. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @anon

    Its not clear if Trump is suffering age related issues, is simply attempting to court interests he thinks may be able to shield him from post-elective legal issues, REALLY believes in some magical way to retain office that can be obtained through powerful individuals/interests, or a more nefarious rationale…

    Trump is a true believer in the power of the Judeofascist conspiracy. So are lib-con Dems. So is Joe “I am a Zionist” Biden.

    For these “conspiracy theorists” (not used in the dismissive, sneering, self-serving sense of the CIA and MSM, but in the sense that racial, national, international, and imperial conspiracies are real) the Judeofascists are the “engine of history.” These retards truly believe that the Jews are “chosen” by “blood and history.”

    There are few people dumber than Zionists, not because it’s materially and professionally disadvantageous to enlist in the Zionist conspiracy — quite the opposite, right now — but because they come to believe their own lies, and act as if they are entitled by blood and history to their spoils. This sets them up for total and well-deserved annihilation when the conspiracy and the centuries-long extent of its evil deeds, war crimes and crimes against humanity are revealed.

  11. Art says:

    The Israelis have moved one of their nuclear missile capable and cruise missile armed submarines into the Persian Gulf to provide a better window for attacking Iran and are hinting that military action might be impending.

    Thanks Germany — your gift subs are subjecting the whole world to Jew nuke blackmail.

    • Replies: @Bookish1
  12. ‘…On Christmas Day Israel violated Lebanese airspace before hitting the city of Masyaf in Syria, which has a large Christian minority, reportedly killing five and destroying a research facility…’

    We’ve reached the absurd point where Israel takes advantage of our protection to simply wage war against her neighbors at will, bombing them and killing them, while they dare not retaliate.

    • Thanks: Orville H. Larson
    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  13. Sean says:
    @Fallingwater

    Iran is too big and its territory too rugged for any invasion, it’s also a dump, and what is keeping it that way is the sanctions which are ostensibly because of Iran’s nuclear program. Spoiler Alert! The US is giving Iran feints in order to keep Iran’s thermonuclear program going.

    In trying to defend against a phantom attack, the Iranians are wide open for the real assault, which is by means of economic suffocation and has been going on for decades, with Iran 100% convinced that they are fighting off the world’s most powerful county. ‘Irony’ is what Iran ought to change its name to. With Iran being such a shithole, you would think the Iranians could recognize American BS, but apparently not even after forty years of nothing happening–a lot–has the truth dawned on Persia’s geniuses.

    The leader of Iran used to beg outside mosques. Maybe he is not so stupid after all because the confrontation with America keeps him and people like him in power, and deep down they must know nothing will ever come of all these latest rumours of war, just like the countless previous ones.

  14. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    Seems every American politician wants to bomb someone. They just differ in who they want to target. But nevertheless they are all eager to do so. It must be part of the American political and economic structure that requires it; it’s baked into the cake. After all, a glance at US history shows it’s been at war almost constantly but never against a peer enemy but against smaller, weaker countries with Korea and Vietnam being unexpectedly difficult. A clash with Russia or China would be calamities since they can defend their region. They’re not coming over here, we’d be going over there. If it came down to it what could some navy ships do thousands of miles away to intimidate China? Cyber-war against the Russians? They can play the same game tit for tat, it wouldn’t be productive for us. Insofar as Iran goes the US could dump a lot of bombs there but it’s a large country; they could keep going. It could end up being a thirty year quagmire. Constantly being threatened is the biggest inducement for them to go ahead and develop a nuclear deterrent. Instead of withdrawing from various treaties the US needs to enter into more to reduce tensions and avoid mutually destructive actions.

    • Agree: showmethereal, FLgeezer
  15. El Dato says:
    @LondonBob

    Pentagon says Biden is full of shit

    ‘Interviews with over 400 officials & 5000 pages of documents’: Pentagon pushes back against Biden’s claim it obstructs transition

    Shortly after Biden took a swipe at the Department of Defense, among other agencies that he accused of obstructing the transition, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller shot back, saying that the Pentagon has gone to greater lengths than “recent administrations” in facilitating the process.

    Meanwhile, cash-in (aka “sale”) event:

    US green lights sale of 3,000 bombs worth $290 million to Saudi Arabia & flurry of other Middle East arms deals

    The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 3,000 precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, alongside more than $4 billion in arms transfers to other regional states, arguing the deals support “national security.”

    I’m sure it does.

    The munition sale to Saudi Arabia was authorized by the State Department on Tuesday, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notice, giving the go-ahead for a transfer of 3,000 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs to the Gulf monarchy, worth some $290 million.

    What does Saudi-Arabia do with 3000 GBU-39 250lbs bombs?

    Lollercaust the entirety of Yemen?

  16. El Dato says:
    @Sean

    Iran’s thermonuclear program going.

    When did the incessant media stream of “Iran will have a Hiroshima-type bomb NEXT MONTH (presumably on a delivery vehicle)” into “Iran will have a fusion bomb”? That smoking laptop must be smoking more and more.

    One will also notice how smoothly the focus on “Saddam’s Bomb” was moved to “Mullah’s Bomb” once Saddam was no longer a factor.

    Ceterum censeo, all “journalists” who have been in on that nonexistent nuke program should be summarily “dealt with”. That includes everyone in the editorial offices. Man, woman, trans, gay, or bi/tri or extrasexual, above or below the glass ceiling. I don’t care. Clean up.

  17. anon[929] • Disclaimer says:

    Don’t you worry Phil.

    Chickenshit CIA timmies learned their lesson.

  18. Picture this…
    Trump walked like a dog on a leash by Netanyahu…despite Bibi’s backstab in favor of Kid Toucher and Hair Sniffer Biden…and the REAL candidate The Hindu Whore Harris.
    “Woof Woof, Bark Bark” at Iran goes the dogboy…because that’s what dogs on an Israeli leash do.
    BILLIONS OF DOLLARS still flow to Israel…along with military high tech, that the jews sell to China.
    How about this…
    TWO major Medicare scam felony ripoff…jews…pardoned by Trump.
    And this…
    Sheldon Adelson, jew gambling impresario and YOOOGE donor to GOP, flies jew Jonathon Pollard, convicted espionage spy released from prison by Dogboy Trump, to Kike Central…Tel Aviv, on private aircraft a few days ago.
    And this…
    CIA and MOSSAD are unclean homosexual sex perverts, together, that don’t care if you know that, and kill anybody they’re instructed to kill, like JFK and Seth Rich…and anybody they feel like killing to stay in practice, like Palestinian children and the children at Ruby Ridge and Waco, along with their Junior G-Men helpers, The FBI…also overdue to be disbanded and dissolved…the vile Federal rats.
    So many swamp scum creatures, so little rope.

  19. It strikes me as actual insanity, real psychiatric pathology on his part, this Trumpty Dumpty having had a great fall, his focus … Iran? Huh???

    • Replies: @Mark Tapley
  20. Anon[332] • Disclaimer says:


    Jonathan Pollard, Israel spy freed by Trump, greeted by Netanyahu

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/12/31/641917/Jonathan-Pollard-Israel-spy-Trump-Netanyahu-

    • Thanks: true.enough
  21. lloyd says: • Website
    @Mark Tapley

    In 1907, a certain Mr Campbell-Bannerman was Prime Minister of Great Britain. Arthur Balfour was Prime Minister from 1902 to 1905.

  22. John Nada says:

    “The Administration, sometimes subtly and sometimes not so subtly, links China directly to the emergence of the Coronavirus”

    As if there’s no evidence for that. It’s mere coincidence that the epicenter of the outbreak just happened to host a bio lab that did cutting edge research on how to amplify the efficacy of covid viruses. Oh wait, I forgot. Covid was planted by the US military during a 2019 visit. China is just one big lump of wholesome goodness. They’d never do anything naughty, inadvertently or otherwise, that might cause any harm to human beings anywhere, no siree.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @dogbumbreath
  23. Art says:
    @Sean

    Spoiler Alert! The US is giving Iran feints in order to keep Iran’s thermonuclear program going.

    TROLL!

  24. Uncle Sam says:

    Trump’s obsession with Iran, in my opinion, is due to the influence of his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner. His daughter should never have married a Zionist Jew. Without Kushner in his entourage the situation vis-a-vis Iran would be entirely different.

    Also, there will be no war with Iran. The Pentagon is opposed to it; America’s air and naval assets cannot bring Iran down. They are not strong enough The Iranians have Russian supplied air defense systems which mean that the skies around and above Iran are a no-fly zone for American or Israeli aircraft. Plus they have high speed torpedoes and supersonic antiship cruise missiles which mean the Fifth Fleet would not last more than 72 hours.

    The only possible way America can effect regime change in Iran (which this all about) is to bring back the draft and create a 3 million army and send it to the Middle East to attack and then occupy Iran. However, the American people would not stand for that. Moreover, the American army, even if it occupied Iran, which is doubtful, would be subject to incessant guerilla warfare. Experience has shown that the American military is no good at fighting guerrilla wars. The only one it ever won was with the Filipinos in the first decade of the last century.

    • Agree: foolisholdman
    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @foolisholdman
  25. Well, Mr. Giraldi, they just sent the USS Nimitz home, they’re wrapping it up. We now have no carriers in or around the Gulf. We have also vacated the Indian Ocean. Can’t believe that thing is still out there. Back when it was my turn, these were the flying machines:

  26. Trump is stirring up shit with Iran because he wants his Likudnik handlers to reinstate him as President, but they’ve already picked Biden. Trump won’t do a thing. After all his blustering, he’ll heave his big fat ass out of DC in 19 days.

    • Replies: @anon
  27. @Sean

    China ignores the sanctions.

  28. @Sean

    You have no idea what you are talking about. Wow. Iran is neither a “dump” or a “shithole.”

    Where did you come up with that? Did you just make it up? Or are you repeating Zionist propaganda, that somehow Iran is simultaneously a backward “shithole” but also a threat to America and Israel and the world.

  29. Something very strange just happened to me. I pushed away from the computer in real time and nothing happed. No warnings, no bullshit, nothing. Maybe I just found a good day or something?

  30. Pollard was the biggest traitor in US history, and US gives Israel $6 billion a year. How does Israel pay us back? By honoring this scumbag Pollard. But then, Obama pardoned him, and Trump let him travel to Israel. US leaders are cowardly dogs of Zion.

    Our ‘Greatest Ally’ Just Gave a Hero’s Welcome to a Hated Enemy of the US


    • Thanks: true.enough
  31. @Mark Tapley

    Balfour was not Prime Minister. The Balfour Declaration was first signed off by Woodrow Wilson via Louis Brandeis before it reached London and Paris.

    The whole history of Israel in the modern era is a product of Washington and New York just as with Irish independence.

    Insolvency of UK through WW1 and failure of France and Russia to repay War Debt to UK made J.P. Morgan the power broker Holding UK debt which crushed the postwar economy TWICE

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @lloyd
  32. @Anon

    The fact that Trump is still fellating Israeli at this point is truly puzzling. Does a manlet like Kushner really have that much power over him?

    It makes me think that Israel has some serious blackmail information they could use against him.

  33. The truest thing said about 2020.

    2020 WAS THE YEAR OF THE JEW. THE JEWISH TAKEOVER OF EVERYTHING


  34. Wally says:
    @Mark Tapley

    said:
    “Trump is just a shabbos goy puppet actor for the Zionist syndicate”

    – As if Joe Biden, that “shabbos goy puppet actor for the Zionist syndicate”, isn’t.

    “I am a Zionist. You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist,”
    – Joe Biden

    Facts on Biden’s Faithful Support of Israel:
    https://jewishdems.org/2020-israel/

    ‘My Name is Joe Biden, and Everybody Knows I Love Israel’:
    https://original.antiwar.com/ramzy-baroud/2020/03/17/zionist-biden-in-his-own-words-my-name-is-joe-biden-and-everybody-knows-i-love-israel/

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @lavoisier
  35. May be if Iran grew a pair when Israel strikes her munitions in Syria instead of taking it, the jews would be less likely to attack. But has long as there is no worthy response from Iran or Syria,the attacks will continue.How many times have the Iranians bragged about the quality and quanity of their missle arsenal.They would get more respect if they acted more and talked less.Israel too would understand there is price to pay for their aggression.

    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
    , @Alfred
  36. Thomasina says:
    @Realist

    The Democrat side of the Deep State is in bed with China (along with most of the Republicans). Their corporate donors are getting filthy rich off China, and the Chinese elite are laughing all the way to the bank too.

    They’re globalists. Come on, man!

    When Trump was accused of Russian collusion, there weren’t many Republicans denouncing it, not really. They looked all serious and said something stupid like, “Well, we’ll have to wait and see what evidence comes out, if any.” They knew it was a pile of shite, but they went right along with it. And I don’t hear much furor over China from the Republicans. Their corporate paymasters would have their asses if they did. No, McConnell knows the election was rigged, and yet he was very quick to give his blessings to Biden.

    And the Democrats, in order to take attention off China, pretend the Russians are the big evil enemy. Biden can’t read a prepared statement off the teleprompter, but he sure as hell can take a Chinese bribe. How about the Clinton Foundation?

    China was U.S.-made. China and the U.S. are joined at the hip. All manufacturing was shipped overseas. Trump is a threat to this cozy relationship, so he had to be gotten rid of. They threw everything but the kitchen sink at him during his four years.

    Globalism, globalism, globalism. That’s all that matters to the U.S. elite. Trump is not part of this group. If he was, they wouldn’t have had to come out from behind the curtain and expose themselves like they’ve done.

    Realist, I think your globalist roots are showing.

    • Replies: @GMC
    , @Realist
  37. Ghali says:

    There will be no war per se on Iran. Iran does not qualify for a US-Israel attack. Iran is not defenceless. It is part of the U.S. international acts of terrorism. It is designed to manipulate public opinion, divert public attention and cover-up resent US-Israel heinous acts of terrorism, the murder of the Iranian anti-terrorism General Qassim Soleimani and the Israeli murder of Iranian scientist Professor Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. In 1930s Europe and the U.S. produced Fascism (German Fascism). Today we live under far worse form of Fascism. AngloZionist Fascism is far more violent and criminal than German Fascism. Today, Jews with their money and their American-Anglo attack dogs decide the fate of humanity, who dies and who lives.

    • Agree: mark green
  38. when the only real rogues are in Washington and Jerusalem.

    Correction:

    when the only real rogues are in Washington and Tel Aviv.

    • Replies: @ghali
  39. Trump is a vile scumbag.

    Eternal Glory to Hero Soleimani.

    • Agree: GMC
  40. Renoman says:

    Great! Now my new toaster will cost $300.00.

  41. If it weren’t so serious, it would be hilarious. It seems a bunch of tards run Washington. But they all regard themselves as “rational actors,” including the fawning media. One can only hope that Donald Trump won’t fulfill his master’s wish in Jerusalem to attack Iran before leaving the White House. One should not forget that Congress is Zionist Occupied Territory, such as the Palestinian Territories, occupied by the Zionist rogue regime.

    The so-called Russian or Chinese cyberattacks couldn’t be proven. Perhaps they were invented by American or Israeli intelligence. All the bogus intelligence reports reported by the so-called liberal media shouldn’t be touched within a ten-foot pole.

  42. Moi says:
    @anon

    Trump is the perfect president for the Apex of Evil.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  43. Richard B says:
    @Realist

    It is good that you have finally determined that Trump is a Deep State minion.

    One of the great things about being a TUR reader and commenter is that now I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am not the only one who is sick and tired of these transparent euphemisms.

    The Republican side of the Deep State coin uses China as a boogeyman, the Democrat side uses Russia as a boogeyman…and Iran is a universal boogeyman.

    See what I mean? Keep in mind that you’re the one who calls yourself Realist, not me.

    Still, that’s not to say that your comment doesn’t direct attention to something worth noticing. It’s just that a genuine realist would be willing to go a bit further. Case in point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hWl8jq4zLI

    • Replies: @Realist
  44. Richard B says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    The image that comes to mind is a naked Trump with a dog collar around his neck being led by a non-goy dominatrix clad in leather, holding a bullwhip.

    Indeed! In fact, reading this howler from the article inspired me to rewrite your sentence (see below).

    So it is all perhaps much ado about nothing, but meddling in the politics of others, creating enemies where enemies do not actually exist, and starting “little wars” to make a point about one’s virility create an unfortunate legacy in that they do not exactly win friends and influence people around the world.

    “…to make a point about one’s virility….”? Oh brother!

    Anyway, here’s the rewrite.

    The image that comes to mind is a naked Philip Giraldi with a dog collar around his neck being led by the ghost of Andrea Dworkin clad in dominatrix leather, holding a bullwhip and a gun to Philip’s head and screaming “It’s in your interest to write something that serves our interest!”.

    In any event, the quote from the article is ertainly not one of Philip Giraldi’s better moments.

  45. Tom Welsh says:

    ‘He and his Pentagon wordsmiths would choose to call it “establishing deterrence” or “self-defense.”’

  46. Tom Welsh says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Or this: “The Anglo-Zionist family goes for a stroll”.

    • Thanks: GMC
    • LOL: Hillbob
    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
    , @anonymous
  47. Z-man says:

    I take exception to your China comments.
    China is a real threat to America and The West. They foisted the corona plage on the world intentionally or not but they are benefiting from it now.
    China and Israel, enemies of the Christian West.

    • Troll: Harold Smith
    • Replies: @GeeBee
    , @Anon
  48. Tom Welsh says:
    @Sean

    “…it’s also a dump…”

    Even allowing for shorthand, that’s a terrible thing to say about one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished civilisations.

    One of the many facets of American (and nowadays European) provincialism is the inability to understand that other people have different values.

  49. Moi says:
    @Realist

    America has been a mentally disturbed nation from the beginning. There is something sociopathic about American behavior, indeed, perhaps even psychopathic, and also narcissistic. To put it in plain language, pretty effed-up.

  50. Moi says:
    @Mark Tapley

    …while blowing on a shofar.

  51. onebornfree says: • Website

    This “just” in, Mr Giraldi:

    “War is the health of the state.” Randolph Bourne : https://mises.org/library/brilliance-randolph-bourne

    This also “just” in:

    the US [or any other] state is _not_ the president and congress and the rest of so-called “representative government”, no, not at all.

    These people, Trump included, have little to do with running “the state”.

    “The government” is merely a small part of “the state”. The real state to which Mr Bourne referred consists of the behind the scenes bankers, oligarchs, and multi-national incs. – these are the entities that profit most from wars, and who ultimately dictate when to start/end the wars they profit from, regardless of which side “wins” any particular war.

    However, the bigger any particular government of any particular state is, the easier it is for the real , behind-the-scenes influencers , the bankers, oligarchs, and multi-national incs [i.e. the hidden 9 10ths of the iceburg, if you will], to hide behind it and start more wars [both on its own population, and the governments/populations of other countries] and the more,therefor, wars will proliferate, and the more the behind the scenes lever-pullers [bankers, oligarchs, and multi-national incs etc.] will profit from those wars, regardless of which “side” wins.

    Much of those profits will then be used to pay/buy off even more presidents and politicians , both present and future,in order to ensure even more wars [and even bigger governments ] and thus even more/bigger profits for themselves.

    The smaller [and more limited in power] a government is, the harder it becomes for the behind-the-scenes lever pullers to hide behind in order to enrich themselves, ‘seems to me.

    Not to defend Trump [ or any of his predecessors or sucessors], but just like WW1 and WW2 etc., any new war, regardless of whether its with Iran, Russia, or China or whomever, was most likely “baked into the cake” by the bankers, oligarchs, and multi-national incs, years, possibly even decades, before he, Trump, arrived on the scene, no differently from the current fake Coronavirus plandemic, which was planned to occur in 2020 years before Trump ever showed up on the scene.
    [For example see: https:// https://lissahumanelife.wordpress.com/2020/06/06/operation-lockstep-rockefeller-plan-for-martial-law-written-in-2010/

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
    • Replies: @GMC
  52. Schuetze says:
    @Mark Tapley

    “There has to always be a crisis, so as Jewmerica creates external enemies for use in the coming Hegelian Dialectic”

    Reminds me of a famous quote by Gutle Schnapper Rothschild that applies just as much today as it did 200 years ago:

    “If my sons did not want war, there would be no wars.”

    • Replies: @Trickster
  53. There will be no war with Iran on Trump’s watch, or at least the chances have diminished greatly. The USS Nimitz has just been ordered to leave the Persian Gulf immediately and steam home to the US West Coast:

    https://sputniknews.com/military/202101011081624865-pentagon-recalls-uss-nimitz-amid-high-tensions-in-mideast-over-purported-iranian-threat-of-revenge/

    Chris Miller (acting US Secretary of Defense, who issued the order) is not a war monger. It seems more like an act of deescalation.

    Biden’s incoming team, on the other hand, is more likely to start the zionist’s long-desired war on Iran, if we look at the two top characters Biden is supposed to nominate for Secretary of Defense (Lloyd Austin, former CENTCOM head and Raytheon/MIC big wig) and Secretary of State (Blinken, an arch zionist who strongly supported wars on Iraq, Libya, and Syria). Not much hope for peace presented there, sad to say. But only time will tell……

    • Replies: @macilrae
    , @Sean
    , @Walter
  54. Biden has named a cabinet where all the main players are white Jews. It’s somewhat amazing that after such attention paid to “diversity” Biden could apparently only find white Jews to staff his administration.

    http://bannedhipster.home.blog/2020/12/30/bidens-all-white-jew-cabinet-isnt-very-diverse/

    And as far as ideological diversity – nope, they are all Zionists.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @GeeBee
  55. Trickster says:
    @RoatanBill

    Good points RB.

    This is like being rambunctious with Sammy Gravano at the gas pump. Sammy will laugh and walk away, because you are small potatoes and not worth the bother, unless of course you decide to rumble.

    As Tuco said in the Good Bad and Ugly : If you must shoot shoot dont talk.

    The US is not not shooting, not talking, just farting into the wind. Good luck with the next war. I hope it goes better than the last few.

  56. WJ says:

    How many times has the writer warned us of the impending war from Trump? Here are the real facts – no president since Jimmy Carter has had fewer US military deaths. No new wars from Trump. BO gave us Afghanistan Surge, Libya and Syria. Trump has given us nothing but the killing of the Iranian general and a few missiles tossed at Syria.

    Demented Joe and his neocon cabinet will have us full force in Syria before you know it.

    • Replies: @RedpilledAF
    , @Trinity
  57. @WJ

    Chabad’s Shabbos Goy was either restrained or it was not in the plans.

  58. @Moi

    Anyone who would vote for a psychotic freak such as JB and his cabal of blue-haired Democrat crazies, anyone who would favor this conglomeration of stupid abberrants, this deranged “woke” mind-set, over a pragmatic, clear-minded individual such as DT, such an individual is hopelessly insane and totally in tune with the lunatic Germans who harbor the most hate for DT on the planet.

    The German media is already bursting with articles singing the praises of JB’s “Integrity, honesty and statesmanship”

    My political golden rule nr 0ne being : Whatever the Germans madmen favor is bad for mankind and fatal for the US.

    Authentic jazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet and pro Jazz artist.

    • LOL: HeebHunter
  59. macilrae says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    There will be no war with Iran on Trump’s watch, or at least the chances have diminished greatly. The USS Nimitz has just been ordered to leave the Persian Gulf immediately and steam home to the US West Coast:

    To the contrary, this sends a clear “message” to the Iranians “We’re ready to rumble!” – these days you’d not want to leave an aircraft carrier in harm’s way once the shooting starts: there could be casualties.

    Imagine their terror.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  60. “And what might the Congress and American people do to stop it all from happening? Nothing that would actually have any impact.”

    Then why fret over it, Philip? Happy New Year!

    • Replies: @Barr
  61. If the US military goes along with a war against Iran, you can bet the uniparty has sanctioned it. They’ll just use the orange buffoon one more time as the patsy. Sad thing is the Qtard, rapture crowd will be singing praises to the plan. Never realized how dangerous the Evangelical vote was til Trump. As disappointing as he is, his four years was a revelation to how bad things really are.

  62. GeeBee says:
    @Z-man

    China is indeed a real threat to the unspeakably callous and exploitative Neo-Liberal financial, commercial and political entities that Zio-America and the Zio-West have become since the usual suspects won their war of world mastery in 1945. It is not, however, a threat to us in the West who despise our post-war fate, which is to say being forced to crawl abjectly in the loathsome shadow of our triumphant and malefic (((masters))).

    Thank goodness for China – one of just two world players (Russia being the other) who might just bring down the whole stinking cesspit of Finance Capitalism and its trained poodles that we know as European and American professional politicians.

    As for China being responsible for the ‘Corona plague’ neither you nor I nor almost anyone else knows whether this is true or not. A grasp of macro-political vectors and a modicum of rational, common-sense logic, however, would indicate that it is most unlikely.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Flubber
  63. GeeBee says:
    @BannedHipster

    Biden has named a cabinet where all the main players are white Jews.

    The metaphor regarding ‘the tail wagging the dog’ comes to mind. Except that one must first discern which is the tail and which the dog…

  64. @Moi

    You forgot borderline personality disorder in your short harangue.

  65. Trinity says:

    We have to clear out all of the Middle East because after the Jews that inhabit Europe and North America, and Australia have destroyed the West with all their antics, they will have to flee to The Greater Israel. To the average negro, Hispanic, and much of the other third world invaders that have flooded the West, the Jew is “White.” I am sure once America turns into Brazil, MOST of our Jewish population, which IMO is at least triple the 2% we have heard about for forever it seems, will flee to Israel just like the ones who fled from Russia after (((communism))) bit the dust and how many fled from South Africa after Jews like Joe Slovo helped turn a prosperous nation into one of the most filthy and violent places on planet Earth. Trump or Biden? It really doesn’t matter, MAGA was always about the Greater Israel Project while White Americans, Europeans and Canadians see their neighborhoods flooded with Somalians, Syrians, Pakis, East Indians, Lebanese, Nigerians, Haitians, Mexicans, El Salvadorans, but lets make sure the Middle East is safe for Jews and make sure they have their promise land of the Nile to the Euphrates and beyond. Do you really think Jews are going to stick around in America and Europe when they are overrun with Arabs, Paki Muslims, African Muslims, and Central American gangs that savage their victims with machetes. These people are not about to kiss the Jew’s smelly arse like Whitey.

  66. Sean says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    The USS Nimitz has just been ordered to leave the Persian Gulf immediately and steam home to the US West Coast:… It seems more like an act of deescalation.

    No. They are worried about the Iranians (or some part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard such as Quds Force ) taking this BS war scare seriously. One of the big mistakes made by the Blue side in Millennium Challenge 2002 was they assumed that Red would sit and wait and see what happened and counter attack only. Instead the Red side utilized security measures that bypassed US electronic surveillance and took Blue by surprise with a preemptive assault.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Challenge_2002#Constraints

    Since the wargame allowed for a ship-to-shore landing of ground troops at some (unknown) point during the 14 day exercise, and because their naval force was substantial, the Blue force was positioned on the shore-side of the region’s active shipping lanes to keep them from impacting commerce during the exercise. This placed them in close proximity to the Red shore rather than at a “standoff” distance. Conducting the wargames during peacetime also meant that there were a large number of friendly/unaligned ships and aircraft in the zone, restricting the use of automated defense systems and more cautious Rules of Engagement. Red’s tactics took full advantage of these factors, and to great effect.

    There would declare a total air and sea exclusion zones around and over Iran in which any countries ship or planes even from neutral ones would be presumed to be hostile, if the US intended an actual shooting war attack on Iran. All US navy ships not just the Nimitz would be kept well away from Iran. The US is just flexing, again.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  67. @Uncle Sam

    All presidents want to be viewed favorably by history. In Trump’s case, I think it’s likely that he will be viewed more favorably 20 years from now than he is currently. This could be especially true after the illegally elected Biden/Harris Admin. falls on its face, destroying what is left of the once proud republic.

    By justifying an attack on Iran in the waning days of his presidency, Trump would destroy his legacy. The US people wouldn’t buy it. Even his MAGA fanatics would be disgusted. I find it hard to believe that he would give that up for Bibi, who has already snuggled up to Zionist Biden.

    I’ve been afraid of an attack on Iran ever since Trump impetuously tore up Obama’s Iran Nuclear deal. He had his golden opportunity after precision Iranian missiles attacked a US base (or bases) in Iraq, in response to Soleimani’s assassination. Many US soldiers, so I’ve read, suffered concussions, and were sent to Germany for treatment. Instead of going to war, Trump fired Bolton.

    Trump takes pride in the fact that, unlike the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama, he hasn’t started any NEW wars. I can’t see him destroying that achievement, even though he may like nothing more than to stick Biden with the disastrous fallout. The next war will be started by Biden or Queen Kamala, not Trump.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Orville H. Larson
  68. Trinity says:
    @WJ

    And yet we still have troops in the Middle East. I don’t see that much difference in Trump and his predecessors when it comes to kissing Jew ass, they all sucked so much Jew ass they all ended up choking on kosher shit. And Joe ” I Am A Zionist” Biden is even more of a philo-Semite than Trump and all the others before him. This geriatric creep has no shame when it comes to being white traitor trash or bending over and grabbing his shoe laces with his teeth while his Jew masters do him a solid by giving him a kosher enema.

  69. GMC says:
    @Thomasina

    Agree – Trump has always been a Psyops Puppet – his bitch with China is just another way of playin the public – as in USA USA USA BS. Drain the Swamp, Make America Great Again, We don’t need Nato if the EU won’t pay up , We don’t need all these Wars, Bla Bla Bla – Obama was another Oreo – 1 micon on the outside and NWO Zionist bitch on the inside just like all the niggas in Washington.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
  70. @Realist

    Honestly I don’t think Trump is a Deep State minion. Most people in NY – where he was born and raised knows he was full of himself and a big bluffer – way back in the 1980’s. People forget he tried to run for governor of NY but he was laughed at. He could never even sniff at mayor. He was born and raised in NYC.

    I never bought the talk that he was a “willing” puppet of Putin. Putin is way too intelligent and shrewd to enter a partnership with Trump.
    In the same way I don’t think Trump was a Deep State minion. He simply got in over his head and once he realized has been bluffing ever since. During his first year he really believed his own press… But after that – he succumbed to those “dark forces”.

    • Replies: @Realist
  71. GMC says:
    @onebornfree

    Sooo , in other words – every President and 90% of the Federal politicians, and 100% of the Pentagon, DOD, Cia and there alphabet agencies- DHS, FBI , DNR, BLM, FCC, DEA etc. to include their foreign alphabet agencies, and 90% of those on official USG pensions, those embedded in the cities, State governments, and the thousands that I missed, are all Treasonist to the Peoples Government and the People do have the Constitutional Right – to eliminate them . It’s too bad the rest of the US populace – doesn’t understand this.

  72. Realist says:
    @Richard B

    Only a god damn idiot would believe the Deep State does not exist.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Richard B
  73. @RoatanBill

    Agree with much of what you said – but Putin wouldn’t threaten to nuke Jerusalem. He’s busy helping establish Russian Orthodox Church gain it’s footing again. Jerusalem is a holy city to Christians – Muslims – Jews. It’s is the world’s holy city. Even the Muslim world would turn against Russia. Muslims don’t want to destroy Jerusalem. They want to control Jerusalem as it is the 3rd holiest city for them too (after Mecca and Medina).

  74. Realist says:
    @Thomasina

    Realist, I think your globalist roots are showing.

    Anyone on this blog that thinks I am a globalist…isn’t familiar with my comments or is full of shit. Which case are you?

    • Agree: Herald
  75. Walter says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    A carrier in range of Persian weapons is a big fat target. Pulling the carrier back is consistent with a planned war of aggression by the zionist-cryptonazi cabal. It’s the subs that count. The closer the target the less time for target to counter.

    Nobody is mentioning the Russian “we know everything” factor…or the Russian ECM – the beautiful ziorockets might not work…might even detonate in the launch phase. Terrible. Deeply regrettably awful.

    War is always the result of domestic considerations in at least one State. It is used by weak rulers to create “Gleichschaltung” – to coordinate the subject peoples under the “heroic leaders”. In the instance it may be that the Tramp faction will indeed coordinate with zionist attack on Persia. Other reasons also matter.

    It seems that the “Biden” faction will be is similar circumstance – weak, un-elected, fraudulent, incompetent, and suborned by a foreign cabal and highly desirous of a distraction from economic collapse and a pharmacos upon which the blame can be heaped up.

    If Trump and Israel don’t attack, then Biden or the absurd Hairless will. Iran doesn’t give a damn which one gets the hurt from their counter-attack. Seyed Mohammad Marandi (twitter and elsewhere) gives the watered-down version…

    Just now, our Persian Sage brethern hold that atomic explosives are prohibited by God, more or less. However, recalling the Abrahamic Tradition, we ought to recall that God and Abe argued – and God changed his mind.

    This is to say that if Persia is attacked with atomic explosives, then the Persian Sages and God will meet again – and God may agree that it takes fire to fight fire.

    Persian boffins can knock together simple atom bombs in something like 300 hours. If you read the NPT it’s clear that a considerable number of necessary parts are dual use and also there’s lots of prefab possible (I’d have most of the bits in stock if I was in their shoes.) – And Coster-Mullins and Richard Rhodes and the Nth Country Experiment all tend to support this view, and their Country has won something like 440 wars.

    The nifty thing is that the Empire cannot be seen to lose another war, and it’s about to.

    That is the signal feature of Imperial Collapse.

    The philosophical origins of nazism and also zionism are identical, and align with US Calvinist ethos.

    It really is a pity.

  76. Trickster says:
    @Schuetze

    Shalom Rabbi Poopsze ….oops Schuetze!

  77. anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @Staudegger

    Well ! Well !

    Ivanka’s rise is predicated on fully subscribing to the medical book of Baruch Goldstein . Still unpaid in services by Trump to another doctor Mariamme Sheldon will stir the memory of the tongue licking teeth baring Tasmanian devil Adelshon for a while . Ivanka is in for a quid pro quo .

  78. profnasty says:

    Does Mr. Orange have the stones to stand against the Jews, to not destroy Iran? The courage to start a war which will financially destroy this once great country?
    It’s a decision that requires courage and resolve.
    But, we don’t want to interrupt his golf game.

  79. Phil let us not be needlessly coy, change “Trump Administration’ to the Jews who run the Trump Administration and then you have your answer

  80. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    No honor among the thieves . Nothing to choose between the devils .
    Trump is a lying thuggish scumbag of worst degree and thousands dimensions with claws stuck at the faces of Syrian , Somalian , Iranian and Venezuelans children .

    ‘ Trump did not start war ‘ So did ISIS.It didn’t start any new war . They are continuing same wars .

    This scum bag has planted seeds for many more destructive processes
    no less dangerous than a war .

    His fate will be decided just like of Bush Cheney and Obama by history and courts no longer in thrall to a
    corrupt satanic hegemon.

  81. Agent76 says:

    September 2010 The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”

    Part 1 examines the origins of the intelligence network known as the Safari Club, which financed and organized an international conglomerate of terrorists, the CIA’s role in the global drug trade, the emergence of the Taliban and the origins of al-Qaeda.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-imperial-anatomy-of-al-qaeda-the-cia-s-drug-running-terrorists-and-the-arc-of-crisis/20907

    Sep 11, 2011 General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned – Seven Countries In Five Years

    “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
  82. @Walter

    The nifty thing is that the Empire cannot be seen to lose another war, and it’s about to.

    And Christopher Miller, the acting Secretary of Defense, is pushing for more “diversity” and “inclusion” in the US military.

    “I expect all leaders to take an aggressive approach to embed diversity and inclusion practices into the core of our military culture,” Miller said in the memo. “We must not accept — and must intentionally and proactively remove — any barriers to an inclusive and diverse force and equitable treatment of every service member.”

    Purple-haired sexual deviants and low-IQ brown people are now more important than competence. Yes, the Empire is going to lose the next war, and lose it big.

    • Replies: @Walter
    , @Sin City Milla
  83. @Paul Greenwood

    Don’t encourage nutters with your own mistakes.

    Balfour *was* PM – but from 1902 to 1905.

    He even gets the date of the Balfour Declaration wrong. It was 1917, not 1918.

  84. Barr says:
    @Temporary Insanity

    American media and Congress have unlimited power .They can stop a war . They could have prevented wars in Syria and could have prevented withdrawal from JCOPA .They could have prevented the freebies Israel got without giving anything in return in last 4 years .

    Their power was obvious when Trump had to dial back from reaching an agreement with NK . Their power was glowing with the aura of a Roman emperor as Trump was stepping back from any idea of holding a meeting with Taliban on 911 .

    They can . But they won’t . Media is the main power and congress is the paid bribed mercenary.
    Intelligence and media work together to make sure how Congress behaves when NK , Venezuela or Arab county is concerned In case of Arab countries , the resistance or the surveillance is much deeper pervasive and organically strewn in the DNA of these 3 entities .

    • Replies: @GMC
  85. Realist says:
    @showmethereal

    Honestly I don’t think Trump is a Deep State minion.

    How do you explain Trump hiring the very denizens from the swamp he promised to drain…or any of the other bullshit he pulled. Naivete does not explain the treachery of his actions.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  86. This statement is false:

    “Trump and Netanyahu have been wanting to start a war with Iran for the past four years and have been seeking to provoke the Iranians into a response that could be used to justify a massive counter-attack.”

    Trump’s response to both the shooting down of the drone and the ballistic missile retaliation for Soleimani’s assassination stands as proof that the above assertion is false. Trump’s response was demonstrably the exact opposite. Trump courageously refused to be maneuvered by the Neocons/Zionists — Pompeo, Netanyahu , et al — conspiracy to trick him into a war with Iran. He evaded their trap.

    A truthful statement would have been:

    Pompeo and Netanyahu have been wanting to start a war with Iran for the past four years and have been seeking to provoke the Iranians into a response that could be used to justify a massive counter-attack.”

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Disagree: GazaPlanet
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @GazaPlanet
  87. Philip Giraldi, is there not a simple answer to Israel’s legitimate concern that Iran night develop a nuclear bomb?

    It would be for the US to promise (maybe by a feneral before a Congressional Committee – maybe from the top) that if Iran detonated a nuclear weapon or announced that it had one it would be subjected to bombing which would not end till every possible place of manufacture or storage was destroyed..

  88. How many other U.S. Presidents have gotten a peace accord like the Abraham Peace Accords signed in the middle east? Get over your liberal socialist self and give the best U.S. President since Ronald Wilson Reagan a break for God’s sake! I hope you all choke on the Biden administration and suffer for your ignorant choices. You deserve it! You never even gave the man a chance yet he still accomplished great things, one after another, and put America and Americans first, just like he said he would in his campaign. It take some dirty lowdown people to cheat to win the Presidency and the liberal media keeps repeating it’s false narrative there was no cheating although the evidence is all over in every state that used Dominion voting machines and software along with hundreds of sworn affidavits from poll workers! Liberals are so lowdown I bet they have to pull down their socks when they have to go number 2! Philip Giraldi actually thinks he is a journalist, but what he really is is a puppet, a fake media puppet who does as he is told bought and paid for! He should apply for a job at CNN, the Clown News Network!

    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  89. Oemiktlob says:
    @Mis(ter)anthrope

    “…Israel has some serious blackmail information…”

    I believe this is in large part what keeps the Jewish/Israeli machine running so effectively in general.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  90. @RoatanBill

    “The Russians should have put their nukes on Iranian soil under Russian control long ago to put a price tag on touching Iran, like turning Jerusalem into an ashtray.”

    Putin is a very cool-headed strategic thinker. He will always evaluate an action from the perspective of its benefit to Russia. Putting nukes in Iran, no matter how appealing that would be to those of us who would like to see some real pushback against the Zionist criminal project, would cause Russia problems internationally, while producing little benefit for Russia.

    An aggressive stance toward Iran by the US is one thing, an actual attack on Iran by the US, resulting in a war against Iran — no matter the fervent Neocon wish for that — is another. And Israel is not going to attack Iran on its own. So such a war is unlikely, unless the Neocons can trick the US into it.

    Putin sees this situation, and assesses that holding back and limiting his assistance to Iran to defensive systems is judicious politically and strategically. Putin calculates that an AngloZionist war on Iran would result in severe damage to both the US and Israel, and do severe damage to Gulf oil supplies. The last would produce a financial windfall for Russia. So the cold, hard reality is that, while Putin opposes an AngloZionist war on Iran, Russia would nevertheless benefit substantially, both financially and strategically, from such a war.

    • Replies: @GMC
    , @RoatanBill
  91. Personally, I don’t think Iran will be safe until it has acquired a nuclear bomb.

    Ideally, of course, something would be done to contain Israel, but failing that, if I could somehow give Iran the bomb, I would.

    She’ll also need to detonate at least one to make it clear she indeed has it. This will deter her enemies.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @Fallingwater
    , @karel
  92. Trinity says:
    @Realist

    I think we need to start calling the Deep State by its proper name, The Jew World Order or at least The Kosher Nostra, start calling the Jew by name. Sure there are shabbos goyim like Linda Graham aka Lyndsey Grahamnesty, the late Juan McCain aka John McCain, Joe “I Love Jewish Supremacists and Black radical anti-White racists but condemn White Nationalists” Biden, and at least 85% of spineless tools in Washington, D.C. happen to be Whites, but all these dumb and compromised goyim aren’t running the show, they are running errands and interference for the JWO.

    Only an idiot would NOT believe America has been hijacked by a group of megalomaniac Jewish Supremacists who are bent on destroying not only White America & Canada, but White Europe as well Australia. “White Supremacists” are the greatest domestic threat to America? Hardly. There might be 5 “White Supremacists” in America and they sit around drinking beer and telling “nigra” jokes and have absolutely no power whatsoever. Last time I checked, “White Supremacists” didn’t have a monopoly on antiquated MSM, the modern social media, Hollywood, Madison Avenue, Wall Street, a lobby as large, powerful and influential as AIPAC in Washington, D.C., massive control of the Federal Reserve, over represented in academia to indoctrinate the young with racist horseshit like all those Jewish professors, etc. And remember the Jewish influence in those 1960s and 1970s domestic terrorist organizations like Weather Underground and SDS. And we all know who pulls the strings for anti-White domestic terrorist organizations like (((Antifa/BLM.))) White Supremacist are the main threat to America?? Your odds of meeting an actual “White Supremacist” much less being physically attacked by one in America is about the same odds of you winning the Mega Millions Jackpot for tonight.

    • Agree: Lurker, Sin City Milla
  93. @macilrae

    Messaging that “We’re ready to rumble!” to the Iranians? Sending a message not to even think of trying anything on the anniversary of Soleimani’s assassination? Agree completely that could be part of the reason why the Nimitz was ordered home.

    But sending it out of harm’s way as a prelude to a sua sponte attack on Iran? Naw. Not happening.

    Trump’s not going to attack Iran and start a Gulf war on his own initiative just before leaving office, if he didn’t do so immediately after the missiles hit the US base in Iraq as a ‘retaliation’ for the assassination of Gen. Soleimani. Unless, of course, the Iranians do something really stupid (or a false flag by Israel, but that seems unlikely with Joe “I am a zionist!” Biden and zio-elite war mongers coming into power shortly.)

    Again, Sec Miller is not a war monger. Nor does Trump appear to be.

    Biden’s incoming people seem to be just that, sadly. But again, only time will tell……

    Thanks for the reply.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  94. Anon[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @Z-man

    One thing is for sure, China now knows that they can exterminate the US population with minimal effort–by really releasing a plague with a 100% death rate in the US. If, after spending trillions on “homeland security” to presumably prepare for a chemical, biological, radiological terrorist attack, the US and its lackeys had to plead with China to get basic protective gear. China has demonstrated that it can survive such a nightmare scenario just as the US and lackeys have shown they will be obliterated by it.

    • Agree: foolisholdman
    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  95. @Walter

    Hi Walter!

    Thanks for your reply.

    Please see my reply to macilrae’s comment, above.

    Cheers.

  96. Oemiktlob says:
    @Dingo bay rum

    It’s not so simple, unfortunately, but I believe you are correct to note that Israeli leadership has over the decades realized that absent very high prices and costs for their aggressions, they are essentially being given the green light to continue with their aggression. This is true with any unacceptable behavior. Absent any very harsh consequences unacceptable behavior will be taken as acceptable and thus encouraged. Israel and the Jews have become like a malignant cancer of sorts for the rest of the world.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  97. “Creating a fig leaf to hide behind while committing war-crimes” is one of the most telling phrases descriptive of the provocation after provocation concocted by the Rothschild/Sanhedrin controlled regimes in Tel Aviv and the Di$trict of Corruption. Giraldi hits the nail on the head with this one. Kudos.

    Inventors of the game of chess, the Iranians are well ahead of the curve when it comes to war conducted by other means. It is highly doubtful that even a clanging crescendo of provocations will goad them into going a bridge too far. This balanced policy was clear to all astute observers when they gave full notice beforehand prior to “forces unknown” delivering rocket attacks on U$ facilities in Iraq after the puppet regime in the Di$trict of Corruption committed the egregious war-crime attack on General Soleimani. That form of retribution responded in such a measured manner that it did not result in a single American casualty, while putting the “fear of god” into the troops who had run for cover. Sometimes the fear of death and dismemberment can be more efficacious than actual casualties.

    When it comes to psychological warfare, the Iranians are no tyros.

  98. Alfred says:
    @Dingo bay rum

    when Israel strikes her munitions in Syria

    That is what Israel wants its own people to think. But what if it is fake news? What if they are bombing decoys. What if there are no Iranians where the Israelis claim?

    I think you should be a bit more skeptical of the claims of the Israelis. I think it is largely theater. Much like the claims of the Saudis in Yemen. Ultimately, boots on the ground are what counts.

  99. @Sean

    Hello Sean!

    Hard to call sending your flagship carrier AWAY from a potential war zone as ‘muscle flexing’, especially if the publicly stated reason is to have the ship return home, not simply wait out of range. If Miller had said that the Nimitz was being sent out of Iranian missile range, well then I’d whole-heartedly agree with your assessment.

    However, I am sure we can agree on this: let’s hope cooler heads prevail on both sides and nothing happens.

    Happy New Year, and thanks for the reply.

  100. @Mark Tapley

    Kudos, Mark Tapley. You have succeeded in succinctly wrapping the big picture up within the nutshell of a mere three paragraphs. IF we had a free press in this benighted $tates of America, your essay would be on the Op-Ed pages of every daily in the country.

  101. Walter says:
    @Jimmy le Blanc

    It was really bad when I was involved with the Army. My pals quit when they put girls in combat…”howzthislittlebitchgunna haul my azz to safety if ah git hit”…navy guys also when they put girls on the ships…and the racial environment was not ideal.

    That was more than 20 years ago. The WW2 officers were pretty good. Standards have fallen, a lot.

    The Army we have now (well 20 years ago) stuck me all as generally nutz, delusional careerist & second rate, but dangerous because of their delusions.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  102. GMC says:
    @Barr

    Agree , had the American populace, had the chance to study the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union – their downfalls, including the Jews who ran the SU etc. without restraints, they would have seen that the same scenario is being used on them – today. The Jews know exactly how to keep their scams going – throughout the centuries, and the mass media is one of their main weapons.

    • Agree: Alfred
  103. The CIA and MI6 overthrew the elected gov of Iran in 1953 and installed the Shah and then overthrew the Shah and installed the mullahs who are under CIA and MI6 control and the Aatollah was an MI6
    agent, they set up the Iranians to be destroyed by Israel and the ZUS and ZBritain in line with the greater Israel agenda. Soleimani was a hero and was not a terrorist and fought against the real terrorists which are Israel and the ZUS and ZBritain and ZNATO.

    If this attack on Iran goes through, Russia will come in on the side of Iran, Putin will not want to do this but the Russian military will force his hand as they know that if Iran falls Russia will be next and even though Putin is under zionist control, he will not be able to hold back the military and the war will go nuclear.

    Israel and the zionists believe they will survive the nuclear armageddon in their DUMBs ie deep underground bunkers military bunkers that they have throughout the ZUS and Israel and ZEU and ZBritain, and the fact that hundreds of millions will be killed is of no concern to these satanists as this fits in with their plan to depopulate the world.

    In my opinion this will take place in 2021, with Trump or Biden as potus, as both are under zionist control.

  104. GMC says:
    @Jeff Davis

    The way I see it , is that all those modern Zionist “Bolsheviks” – were Not exiled after the downfall of the Soviet Union. Many Oligarchs did move out , with their millions and billions, and many many Jews took dual citizenship in Israel, Britain, the USA and elsewhere, but they are still connected to Russia. President Putin did oust those Oligarchs that put their millions and billions before Mother Russia, but he had to play all sides – For the People, govern over the Globalist industries of Russia { gaz, oil, minerals, industry } etc. He has his plate full – and I suspect the same Jews that run America are in Russia , trying their hardest – to take over – Again.

  105. Agent76 says:

    Jan 1, 2021 Troops Are Meant To Protect Liberty…Not Empire — Bring Them All Home!

    The best way to support our troops is to bring them all home as quickly as possible.

    • Agree: JamesinNM
    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  106. Trinity says:
    @Walter

    And America is pretty delusional when it comes to the superiority of the American troops, sailors and airmen who with the help of France and their colonial troops, Great Britain and their colonial troops which amounted to about 1/4 of the world, and the huge Soviet Union, took every single one of them 6 long years to defeat Germany, a country of about 70 or so million at the time and a nation the size of Montana.

    IF not for those overrated American and British soldiers of WWII who helped gang rape figuratively as well as literally OUR WHITE BRETHREN in Germany, we would not be in the predicament we find ourselves in today. A captured German officer was asked by an American what he thought of the American soldier, the German officer said that the Germans fighting on the Western Front, ( Germany’s B team btw, the real fighting was on the Eastern Front) thought of the Americans the way the American viewed the Italians. German soldiers also that were surprised at how physically weak the average “Tommy” aka British soldier was, and how scared and inept a great deal of the Americans were in the battlefield. Seems like just about everything we know of WWII was complete horseshit. Half the world took 6 years to defeat a nation with a population of about 70 or so million people. A nation that was impoverished as recently as 8 -10 years before the start of WWII.

    The British and American super soldier of WWII is a fairy tale, they were in fact mocked by the German troops, and these were the German bench warmers, the A team was over in the East fighting the Soviets.

  107. Bookish1 says:
    @Art

    Why blame Germany. The whole world has held Germany accountable for that fake holocaust. Now you want to blame Germany for Israels actions.

    • Thanks: Trinity, nokangaroos
  108. @Trinity

    How about using: nomenklatura?

  109. Realist says:
    @Trinity

    Only an idiot would NOT believe America has been hijacked by a group of megalomaniac Jewish Supremacists who are bent on destroying not only White America & Canada, but White Europe as well Australia.

    As I have said many times on this blog…Whites have culpability too. It would be impossible for 2% to control 98% without White support and complacency.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Richard B
  110. Oemiktlob says:
    @Agent76

    That honorable, humble, peaceful man right there was the last real hope at dismantling the Empire and its corrupt institutions peacefully and diplomatically and returning power to where it rightfully belongs; to the individual. He was never going to get in office though because he wasn’t bought and paid for and they knew he couldn’t be. I believe it’s called principles.

    Thanks for posting.

    • Agree: JamesinNM, FLgeezer
  111. Z-man says:
    @GeeBee

    Well, if you put it that way. (Grin)
    What do you want a Western capitalist system with some semblance of freedom or do you want a full Red Chinese authoritarian capitalist system with no freedom?
    But you’re right the Zio financiers must be destroyed.

    • Agree: JamesinNM
  112. Trinity says:
    @Bookish1

    Funny how Jews in Israel and all over the world are never blamed for the Holodomor nor do they have to pay reparations. And while Blacks in America call for reparations, ( funny, they have been receiving reparations for my entire lifetime in the form of free medical care, section 8 housing, food stamps/welfare for generation after generation, jobs they don’t deserve nor are they qualified for, Black Privilege, etc.) However, the Black race doesn’t demand reparations from their kinfolk over in Africa who enslaved them and shipped them over here. Hell, they should thank their conquerors over in Africa, if not for selling them to the White man, they would still be in Africa swatting flies off their face and swollen empty bellies due to starvation. Never mind that the King Of The Slave Trade, Arabs, who castrated Black male slaves are not held accountable but ignorant Blacks adopt the Arab’s chosen religion of Islam, go figure that one out. And certainly no call for reparations from the Jew involved in the African Slave Trade.

    World Jewry declared war on Germany, they stabbed Germany in the back in WWI, and more Germans civilians and soldiers were killed and raped by the millions during and after the war by the “good guys.” The Mongols, Soviets, and yes Americans, Brits, French, Poles, and colonial troops brutalized and slaughtered millions of Germans after the war. The Nuremberg Trials were a farce where German POW were tortured into confessions. Germany was protecting itself from the (((Bolsheviks))) turning Germany and the rest of Europe into a Jewish run Soviet Union. Germany should feel no guilt, the guilt all lies with the “good guys” and any fair minded person with a room temperature IQ can see that Germany was merely defending itself. The German POW suffered more horribly or just as horribly as the Jews in German camps. We all know that many of the Jews died from typhus, starvation due to Ally bombing, etc. Hell, every single POW from captured Americans in Viet Nam, Japan, and even Americans in the American Civil War had to endure horrendous conditions and torture from their captors. The Jews in WWII suffered no more than the Russian or German that is for sure, and I knew an American Viet Nam POW who had his face beaten to a pulp where it changed the shape of his facial structure and his fingers were a mangled mess. So cry me a river about the holocaust, the lies, the small truths or whatever. World Jewry started a war with Germany and Germany defended itself. End of story as far as I am concerned.

    • Agree: JamesinNM
    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  113. @John Nada

    They’d never do anything naughty, inadvertently or otherwise, that might cause any harm to human beings anywhere, no siree.

    I don`t think anyone believes that. The “Blame China” narrative is weak for a few reasons, not the least of which is that the alleged killer virus has never been isolated by anybody. Spain claims it found the killer virus in sewage samples from April 2019, which is more than 6 months prior to “Person 1” being identified in Wuhan. Even if the Spanish are wrong, Italy has reported cases from September 2019.
    Let`s not mention that the bio-weapons lab at Fort Dertick was shut down for flagrant safety violations in June 2019. There would be no connection to the sudden outbreak of “vaping” deaths occurring at roughly the same time, and that those presenting with “vaping” symptoms are very much like those presenting with “Covid19” symptoms.
    There are lots of things not to like about China, but let`s keep some perspective.

    • Agree: foolisholdman
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  114. Trinity says:
    @Realist

    I have heard that 2% figure my entire lifetime, the same with the 13% for the Black population, and I think the Jewish media threw out the “11 million illegal invader” figure for at least 10-12 years. I think they have upped it slightly, figuring even stupid White Americans wouldn’t be dumb enough to go along with the same figure for decade after decade, ( well, we keep believing the 2% and 13%, why stop a good thing), but still the number is way under the truth. The truth is there are probably close to 40 million illegal invaders in America. In a population of 335-350 million, whatever it is, it might even be safe to assume that figure could be closer to 50 million considering some of our most populous states like California, Texas, Florida are LOADED with Mexicans, El Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, Haitians, etc.

    • Replies: @Realist
  115. Ace says:
    @Mark Tapley

    I can never understand his Hegelian dialectic deal. I’ve never seen it in operation and can’t see that it’s an improvement on gathering facts and analyzing them logically. If two authors dispute something is that what triggers this DM?

    What did it vanquish among the old techniques like a juggernaut rolling over a glazed doughnut?

    And why is some kind of “synthesis” necessarily the result of this fresh-as-the-morning-dew arrival in the toolkit of really intellectual people? Round earth and flat-earth proponents just aren’t going to reach any middle ground on their differences.

    Ditto “climate change.” That’s just a furball of facts, logic, and dishonesty. What are the contending positions and what would a “synthesis” look like?

  116. Ace says:

    ** surging Coronavirus **

    Mr. Giraldi, the virus is nothing to get wrapped around the axle over. It’s like the flu. Some people don’t weather the flu well but what exactly is Trump, or anyone, supposed to do about this “surging Coronavirus”?

    • Replies: @JamesinNM
    , @HarvardSqEddy
  117. @Jeff Davis

    This statement is false:

    “Trump and Netanyahu have been wanting to start a war with Iran for the past four years…”

    A truthful statement would have been:

    “Pompeo and Netanyahu have been wanting to start a war with Iran for the past four years…”

    On the contrary it is your statement that’s misleading, not his. First of all, Trump’s unreasonable anti-Iran animus predates Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state. Second, it’s likely that Trump replaced Tillerson with Pompeo precisely because of Pompeo’s well-known hatred of Iran.

    Trump’s response to both the shooting down of the drone and the ballistic missile retaliation for Soleimani’s assassination stands as proof that the above assertion is false.

    It proves nothing of the kind; rather, it suggests that Iran’s restrained responses to these provocations were insufficient to justify starting a catastrophic war which could cost the lives of many U.S. personnel if not lead to WW3.

    Trump’s response was demonstrably the exact opposite. Trump courageously refused to be maneuvered by the Neocons/Zionists — Pompeo, Netanyahu , et al — conspiracy to trick him into a war with Iran. He evaded their trap.

    Or so you barely assert but the more likely explanation is that Trump’s “response” was a tactical decision. It is much more likely that Trump and his handlers and enablers were hoping that Iran would draw blood, which Iran wisely didn’t (history shows that U.S. presidents generally need dead Americans to start major wars) thus Trump et al. had to back down.

    You seem to be ignoring the big picture here. What did you expect that Trump’s four-years-long series of escalating provocations against Iran would lead to? What outcome other than war did you expect? You expect Iran to surrender its sovereignty, abandon its legitimate interests and start taking orders from the USraeli empire? Trump’s goal from the beginning was obviously to start a war with Iran; nothing else makes sense.

  118. Oemiktlob says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    “… Israel’s stated concern…”

    FIFY

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  119. ghali says:
    @Olivier1973

    Agree. However, Israel Capital should be New York, where most Jews live.

  120. @Trinity

    I always understood it as a numbers game. The combined manpower and industrial might of the Allies, though mediocre, was enough to overpower the superior fighting spirit, manpower, and technical superiority of the German people. Just looking at the tanks fielded by both sides supports that conclusion. If the Germans had more Tigers and the fuel and ammunition to run them, and they had not been fighting on two fronts, it probably would have turned out differently.

    • Agree: Trinity
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @karel
  121. Miro23 says:
    @Oemiktlob

    “…Israel has some serious blackmail information…”

    I believe this is in large part what keeps the Jewish/Israeli machine running so effectively in general.

    And it looks like they’re running it on an industrial scale – for example Epstein’s island and Pizzagate. Then making the threat 100% credible through almost total media control.

    Jewish owned and operated media has to be the heart of the problem.

    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  122. JamesinNM says:

    Romans 2:28-29
    King James Version
    28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

    29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

    [MORE]

    Revelation 2:9
    King James Version
    9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

    Revelation 3:9
    King James Version
    9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

    At the final judgement, the truth will be shouted from the rooftops and all evil will suffer the second death and burn forever.

    Since Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection, real Jews are the born again believers regardless of their heritage. Christ is the way, the truth, and the light, the only way. Choose Christ, confess, and repent.

  123. JamesinNM says:
    @Harold Smith

    U.S. politicians are Israel’s bitches and will be judged accordingly (Revelation 2:9 and 3:9).

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  124. Wielgus says:
    @Colin Wright

    I think the DPRK’s possession of nuclear weapons has kept the US wolf away, despite all the moans and complaints. Not having such weapons did Saddam and Gaddafi no good.

  125. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    No insanity, just the Zionist syndicate at work using the presidential puppet actors as they have since they installed puppet Woodrow Wilson in office in 1910. Trump has always been owned by the Zionist Jews. Sec. of commerce Jew Wilburn Ross (former managing Dir. of Rothschild Inc.) bailed Trump out of his 1.2 billion personal debt in the casino debacle in the late 80’s. Trump’s first project after the death of his shabbos goy father was with the Zionist Jew Pritzker family that started poverty pimp (Hope and Change) Obama in Chicago. Trump has also borrowed money from radical ANTIFA funder Soros, but didn’t have to repay. Self proclaimed Zionist, the senile Biden has worked for the syndicate for 50 years. Nancy Pelosi has even said on video that her father was a shabbos goy. That is a symbol of pride for her.

    332 in post #20 exposes Zionist puppet Trump’s pardon of Israeli spy Pollard, flown back to Israel by Trump’s #2 donor Sheldon (Zionism is all I care about) Adelson. # 1 donor is the Kushner clan in which Trump’s daughter is married into and son-in-law Jarrad is top Zionist advisor along with special advisor Avi Berkowitz. Jarrad and the Shiksa princess are Chabad Lubavitch (world’s most racist organization) while Jew bootlicker Trump has used unconstitutional Ex. order to stop anti-semitism (free speech) on college campuses.

    [MORE]

    These turkeys on Unz are always posting about NATO and Jewmerica’s position in regard to the Russians. The best way to understand an issue is to go back to the beginning. The USSR was an entirely Zionist created facade kept propped up constant aid from Jewmerica. Part Jew Lenin said that the Soviet Union was a transitional phase. We are now in that next phase as the Zionist controlled Putin and the Jew oligarchs will be used along with the other Zionist established entity of China to manufacture the next Hegelian Dialectic confrontation.

    The Zionists control all the countries of any consequence, further evidenced by the near universal application of the long planned medical fraud now being used to condition the livestock to surrender what liberties they left as the cattle are herded down the road to perdition and into the
    Zionist banker’s U.N. Sustainable Development Initiative Agenda 20300-21. Look for the shabbos goy fake Rep. – Dem. puppet actor congress to begin moving on to the UGI as an initiative similar to the NWO model China’s social credit score total surveillance total control system. The elite can’t have the cattle running around loose. They must be properly managed (vaccinated and quarantined) no matter what plantation they are fenced in. Marx (Moses Mordecai Levy) front man for the newly emergent monopolists (uncle Lyon Philips) stated the goal long ago in his 10 planks for communism (Judaism). #1 (the rest were just to accomplish #1) the abolition of ALL private property. When the state (the Zionist elite) control all property, the long planned goal of the Neo-feudalist totalitarian global system of permanent martial law will be reality.

    Green wan’t tell the truth about the Holohoax but does reveal who Trump works for:

  126. Wielgus says:
    @Trinity

    The Tommy or GI may not have seemed super-soldiers to Germans, but their artillery and fighter-bombers were considered dangerous. The Germans had a dread of Jabos, especially during the Normandy fighting, and often had to move around at either night or in bad weather that kept the fighter-bombers grounded.
    Nor were German troops all high-quality and a lot were not even German. Former Soviet POWs, or Poles who were only nominally German, made up a lot of their forces.
    The Chinese were not that impressed by US troops, especially infantry, in the Korean War, especially in 1950. A report based on early clashes in late October 1950 fell into US hands. The Chinese noted that US infantry were “afraid to die” and often succumbed to a kind of paralysis, when surrounded for three days they had done nothing. They were also excessively road-bound. Their artillery and firepower were respected, however. A British officer in the Korean War thought US Army troops lacked “moral fibre”, while US Marines fought better but struck the officer as being somewhat nihilistic.

  127. Oemiktlob says:
    @Miro23

    Control media —> control narrative —> control perception

    The banksters are the problem root though, imho.

  128. @JamesinNM

    I agree completely; and I would add a few things. The office of president of the U.S. (and by extension whichever man holds the office) is likely what John of Patmos was describing in Rev 13:11.

    The two horns apparently representing the legislative and judicial power that has been de facto illegitimately consolidated into the executive branch. (Daniel apparently saw the same thing but described it a little differently in Daniel 7:8).

    Thus U.S. presidents are all “antichrists” in a Biblical sense and the most evil one will be the last one (or conversely, the last one will be the most evil one); i.e., the most evil and therefore last president may be the Biblical “son of perdition” (2 thessalonians 2: 3,4).

    But it’s important to point out that presidents, as evil as they are, are only one man and therefore can’t accomplish much of anything by themselves. The only power they have to do evil comes from all the order-followers who are willing to personally do the dirty work for a lie and a paycheck. IOW without masses of corrupt people supporting him, the corrupt president would be powerless.

  129. lloyd says: • Website
    @Paul Greenwood

    I checked the meaning of signed off. It means a completion of an activity not necessarily by literal signing. The Balfour Declaration was issued by the British Foreign Office under Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour. Whether Woodrow Wilson supported it, I don’t know. But he did not sign off it.

  130. JamesinNM says:
    @Ace

    Read the interview with Czech scientist Sona Pekova on her research on Covid and its origin in a laboratory.

    According to the U.S. national laboratories the top four threats to America at: 1: bioweapons, 2: space war, 3: IT hacking, and 4: nuclear attack.

    What if Covid is a bio weapon, intentionally created and released? What if it can continue to be released to achieve globalist objectives? What if globalists have even more lethal bioweapons and the will to use them? Do you care?

    • Replies: @Ace
  131. @Oemiktlob

    It’s very easy to dismiss others’ concerns if one hasn’t their temperament or experience. Don’t Dick Cheney say that, even if there was only a 1 in a 100 chance that the 9/11 juhadists would move on to a nuclear device in NYC it should be treated as certain?

    Irrational? Maybe, but that’s easy for us to say when we don’t have theocrats in Iran denying our right to existence, arming Hezbollah, acquiring missiles and putting themselves in a position to develop nuclear weapons even if no other country helps (Remember they have Sunni on each side and Pakistan has the bomb).

    So… you still think the problem is either phony or exaggerated? Why does that mean my solution isn’t good one?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Oemiktlob
    , @AnonStarter
  132. Anon[174] • Disclaimer says:

    Faking attacks against oneself is the hallmark of an evil regime.

    Will God continue to bless a country that does things like this?

  133. @ Philip,

    US ‘foreign’ policy is all about what’s best for Occupied Palestine.

    It has f*** all to do what’s best for Joe&Jane-6-pack.

    You know it.

    I know it.

  134. Walter says:
    @Trinity

    I spoke of the officers, individuals, people that I knew. They were pretty good officers.

    I don’t disagree that the US army compared poorly, more or less as you say.

    I remember that the USAF tended to break off from dogfights as soon as things got tough. Lotta B29’s went down in one day.

    The Red Army won the war.

    The US used germ war in Korea. See Jeff Kaye @ Medium. He’s proved it.

    That was a chickchit way to go, and all it did was prove cowardice.

    • Thanks: Tony Massey, Trinity
    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  135. anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mark Tapley

    There must be conflict and an external enemy otherwise the goyim cannot be persuaded to relinquish their remaining freedoms.

    Lol! Remaining Freedoms?!

    With you degenerate whitevil lowlifes, it is always about the “freedoms” of the mofing “goyim” (which coming from the likes of you is simply doublespeak for the whitevil race)… when on the other hand, it is the lives and suffering of the brown and black “goyim,” which are on the line.

    The brown and black “goyim” have to pay for your freedoms and prosperity, with their lives?

    FUCK YOUR FREEDOMS!!! You… Pagan… Godless… Mofers!!!

    • LOL: Ann Nonny Mouse
  136. The possibility that there will be a war in the Middle East instigated by the Trump White House as a final gift to Israel must be taken seriously in spite of the short time frame remaining.

    The last and final war will see the end of Occupied Palestine.

    To me, it can’t happen soon enough.

    I want to end my life in a peaceful world.

    Happy and healthy 2021 [and beyond]!

  137. Anon[421] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Israel has used the threat and the verbiage to actually threaten repeatedly and violated the rules laws and international standard .
    Iran wouldn’t have been there if Israel didn’t hit Lebanon and later Syria , if it didn’t instigate terrorism within Lebanon and later Syria .
    A genuinely worried country wouldn’t escalate , wouldn’t create excuses for other to hit it back , wouldn’t provide excuses to enemies .
    Israel creates it because it knows it can gain and get away with while hiding behind old hackneyed theme of antisemitism or Arab intransigence or Islam world view . It knows America will reward it while suffering terrorism- think Sudan – where terrorism is the response to US support of Israeli terrorism .

    Israel is the architect of the violence and the terrorism .
    Even Israeli believes that . They just don’t want it be known widely openly and ubiquitously .

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  138. Stan says:

    Trump’s order American troop withdrawal does not fit the narrative of Trump as a Zionist puppet. Eric Striker remarked on the Jewish lobby manoeuvres in Senate to block the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

    “As with Iraq, the 2001 war in Afghanistan and our ongoing presence there, is part of a containment strategy of Iran done in the interest of Israel.

    According to former National Security Agency analyst Karen Kwiatkowski, the Pentagon’s logic behind the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq was to create a military pincer that would surround Iran. In a 2009 interview, Kwiatkowski stressed that Iran was not a threat to the United States or its interests, but rather only to Israeli regional hegemony,

    The Israelis have been using Afghanistan to spy on the Iranian military and engage in various black ops against their country. The Iranians appear to be fighting back, including by restoring ties for their historical nemesis, the Taliban. Israel fears that an unconditional US withdrawal could end up working to the advantage of Iran.

    When earlier this year Donald Trump said he wanted to withdraw troops from Afghanistan — a move supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people — JINSA and AIPAC were the sole interest groups to vocalize opposition and began pressuring the Senate to ensure it didn’t happen. The Jewish lobby succeeded, and Rand Paul’s bill last July that would’ve brought our soldiers home was defeated by a bipartisan vote of 60 to 33. ”

    https://national-justice.com/current-events-opinion-and-analysis/national-justice-investigates-american-tax-payers-spend-least-23

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  139. Oemiktlob says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Well, Wiz, I guess the irony of using the word “legitimate” and Israel in the same sentence escaped you. I’ll leave you to figure it out.

    I hope the Iranian people achieve their goals. They have a right to and no one has a right to say otherwise. Haven’t heard any complaints about the nuclear technology the Israeli’s stole from the U.S. to achieve theirs. I’m sure if the Israeli’s mind their own business everything will be fine, though I suspect it will be difficult for them to do so.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  140. @Bookish1

    Germany is partially to blame — if nothing else, they give loads of money and weapons to Israhell and NATO.
    Of course the bigger part of the blame has to go to Israel and its #1 backer, the USA Corp.

    • Replies: @L.K
  141. anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wally

    You neo-nazi racist vermin are such feckless cunts. You have no honour in who you defend, because it is who you are. The dishonourable defending one of their own. How pathetic you all are?

    Yes, Biden is Israhell’s little bitch. But, your whitevil “hero,” the orange lump of lard is an even bigger whore of that diseased entity. You think no one can see how he grovels before his judenscum overlords, the same kind you appear to hate so viscerally (lol!, those 6M, codoh, posts of yours).

    The conflict in your demented mind must be crushing you inside, I can imagine with pleasure. You are placing your faith in such an abject excuse for a human, while that excuse gets reamed regularly by the apparent enemies of your pagan godless race.

    You should change your pseudonym to Wally-the-Cuck.

    • Replies: @Tony Massey
  142. @Jimmy le Blanc

    I’m not sure that the Tiger tank is altogether a good example. Apparently it derived from Hitler’s obsession with size, and it was formidable, but it also was liable to excessive breakdowns and maintenance requirements. Inherently it could not be produced in the numbers of the T34.

    It would be interesting to read a detailed analysis of why some troops or other servicemen were individually or collectively more effective. For example, the rush to turn Americans into soldiers in the early 1940s from a background very different from that of the Germans – who also had several more years of preparation – had to be hugely significant.

    Then there was the obvious fact the Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders were better raw material than Brits , even just judged by their size, though they wouldn’t have been better than the 1914 Brigade of Guards, Rifle Brigade or Scottish regiments or Royal Marines..

    I remember seeing a program “Great Escapes of World War 2” which convincingly featured the Australian 9th Division infantry at Tobruk with some support from British artillery and a few tanks asinflicting the first defeat of the war on the Germans and, specifically, Rommel. (They were tasked with holding g out for 8 weeks to protect Egypt and they held out, undefeated,for nine months) There were of course many factors including ones most people would know nothing about like the extent of cadet and civilian military training in Australia even before WW1. The great performance of Lieutenant-General (as he became) Leslie Morshead at Tobruk had a lot to do with that.

    It seems obvious that, today, diversity in US infantry would be a weakness (and, come to think of it there may have been big advantages in keeping black troops segregated in WW2) and German forces would have been more homogeneous than Americans I guess. But also, in the Iraq War I have heard an Australian general testify to the very superior quality of the Rangers and also US staff work. In shirt it seems that, as with the Wehrmacht years of training and actual warfare is good for fighting quality. It’s just a pity now that diversity intrudes in all sorts of little ways

    • Agree: Jimmy le Blanc
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  143. @Chris Moore

    The first 3 paragraphs had me saying WTF is this guy talking about.

    There’s almost nothing but bullshit in there so I thought “I better hit the comments” before going further……WTF is the author smoking?

  144. I think that, unless despite all the odds Trump somehow manages to toss the alleged election results, he won’t use his remaining days in office to launch a war with Iran.
    While he would no doubt like to see that war happen, why would he do Biden the favor of giving him the “when I dropped that nuke on Tehran, I was just continuing what my evil predecessor did, it wasn’t my idea!” excuse?

    But unfortunately, that just means war with Iran is 3 more weeks away.

    If all goes as they’re planning and Biden is installed, there’s yet another Neocon/Neoliberal warmonger like the Bushs, Clintons and Obama in the White House. He’ll have no problem whatsoever starting a war or 2 (or more) just because his buddies in the CIA say they want it. All of his staff picks confirm that; he didn’t pick a single anti-war person, and not even any moderates. As much as I disagree with Bernie Sanders on many other issues, at least he’s less of a warmonger. And that’s exactly why Biden chose not to appease those in his party who support Sanders by giving him some post.

    If Trump somehow manages to overturn the election fraud, that means Trump will have 4 more years, and this time he won’t be restrained by having to care about his reelection chances, so he won’t care about the “president who didn’t start any wars” label. He’ll do what he wants, including, you guessed it, war with Iran because Kushner told him that would be good.

    North Korea should donate some nukes to Iran, that’s the only thing that could stop this. One thing all Neocon/Neoliberal filth has in common is that they only pick on those who can’t/won’t defend themselves.

    I hope Trump manages to overturn the fraud – first of all because fraud should never be rewarded and second because he might finally do a bit more in terms of “draining the swamp” (he doesn’t have a problem with the swamp — but he does have an overinflated ego and will want to go after those who tried to steal the election. Not because he’s concerned about them stealing an election, but because he’s concerned about them stealing an election FROM HIM). And of course he’s somewhat less insane than Biden/Harris on issues like the media and he’s not quite as demented as Biden. But the Iran situation isn’t looking good regardless of who ends up in the White House.

  145. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:

    The idea that the U.S. would close its embassy in Baghdad is risible. The Baghdad embassy hosts the largest CIA station in the world.

  146. @Mustapha Mond

    Sec Miller is not a war monger. Nor does Trump appear to be.

    The same people who are predicting Trump will start a war with Iran now were predicting he would do it before the election. Trump is no idiot. He knew that attacking Iran would have won him the Zionist vote and his fundraising would have gone through the roof.

    Just think how many recent presidents, not to mention foreign leaders, have managed to win re-election by going to war.

    IMHO, this whole discussion is a distraction from the election fraud.

  147. @Mis(ter)anthrope

    The list of Epstein’s buddies includes both Clinton and Trump.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  148. @Anon

    I stand to be corrected but I think you are plain radiclly wrong because Iran has been a threat to Israel (or has threatened Israel) since 1979 .

    • Disagree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @anon
  149. @Wizard of Oz

    It’s very easy to dismiss others’ concerns if one hasn’t their temperament or experience.

    Like Palestinians, for example.

    Why is it that Israel’s concerns must be treated with any respect? They certainly haven’t shown much respect to others unless it benefits their land grab scheme.

    Israel brings on hostility because it is hostile and has always been so since the first aliyah in the late 19th century. Read Ahad Ha’am’s Wrestling with Zion and Uri Ben-Eliezer’s War Over Peace if you doubt it.

    • Replies: @L.K
  150. @Oemiktlob

    I take your point that “legitimate” may be tendentious, and contentious, in that context. But let’s take a step back and concede that they regard themselves as a legitimate state with a right to resist overthrow and,on that premise are rational in taking Iran’s hostility seriously.

  151. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Wally

    That Biden is a whore to Israel does not change the fact that Trump is also a whore to Israel.

    What is wrong with you Wally???

    Stop defending what is indefensible.

  152. @Harold Smith

    history shows that U.S. presidents generally need dead Americans to start major wars

    False flags work quite well too. No connection to the enemy required.

    Remember the Maine.

  153. @anonymous

    Americans should forever defend one another.
    At any cost.

    Mr Unz is a great example of that.
    We’ll make a rally in 6-8 years.
    Nothing is gonna happen.
    Enjoy the grind.
    Happy New Year

  154. Oemiktlob says:

    No, let’s not step back because that just obscures and obfuscates the real issue here. Let’s just call a thing a thing.

    “They regard themselves…” LMAO! Yes, they regard themselves as many things. May I “regard” myself as whatever I’d like to also, Wiz? If not, why not? There are times when I’d like to since I can see how advantageous it would be.

    You’re a hoot, that’s for sure.

    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  155. Ace says:
    @JamesinNM

    James, I am not concerned about the origin of the virus as it is now clear that 99.5% of all young and youngish people who are infected by it will survive. If there was some kind of deliberate release of the virus it proved to be a release of a virus of minuscule lethality. In which case, why release it?

    Those U.S. national laboratories haven’t a clue about possible threats to the U.S. All four they identify seem pretty lame to me. For example, no one, but NO one, is going to go nuclear unless it would be Israel and, admittedly, those guys most definitely march to a different drummer. So they bear watching very closely.

    Maybe globalists have battery-powered death rays. I don’t know. Until these unknown threats materialize I’ll resolutely ignore all hypothetical, fanciful, and possible threats. So, yes. I don’t care.

    • Replies: @Herald
  156. L.K says:
    @AnonStarter

    ‘Wizard of Oz’ is a TROLL, probably of the professional kind.

    Israel brings on hostility because it is hostile and has always been so since the first aliyah in the late 19th century.

    EXACTLY. A completely artificial entity, created through LAND THEFT and ETHNIC CLEANSING, never ceases making serious trouble…

    The day Zionism finally collapses, and methinks there is a good chance it will, the world will become a somewhat better place…

    • Agree: GazaPlanet
    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  157. L.K says:
    @Stop Clinton and Bush

    I would agree IF Germany was a sovereign state, as opposed to the US satrapy it actually is. As another poster said not long ago:

    That’s assuming Germany is run by Germans [and ignore the star spangled Overlord behind the curtain].

    Germany lost her sovereignty at the end of WW2, never to recover it.

    The mutilated country was divided into West Germany, a US client state, and East Germany, a Soviet satellite.

    Since the American Empire won the Cold War, Germany was reunified under US hegemony.

    It remains largely under US control.

    Former commander of West Germany’s military intel, General Gerd-Helmut Komossa, detailed the terrible situation in his book “Die deutsche Karte: Das verdeckte Spiel der geheimen Dienste.”

    Unsurprisingly the book has never been made available in English.

  158. Bert33 says:

    How MANY missiles does Iran have, and just how crazy are they? Nevermind Trump, the media’s favorite target, let’s talk Israel, because as we know, some people over there, AND apparently some over HERE, hate Israel in their bones. And, were said overseas haters equipped with a viable missile that could deliver a nookler post-haste/right now/mucho pronto, well makes ya think, dunnit? Another makesyathink is this whole business of Iran supposedly shipping gasoline to Venezuela. Venezuela reportedly has more petroleum than middle eastern countries. An oil tanker is a Really Big Boat and you could hide a lot of stuff on it, money, machine guns, people…nuclear weapons…

    https://www.businessinsider.com/iran-is-building-rocket-bases-in-venezuala-2012-1

    https://dialogo-americas.com/articles/iran-may-be-providing-military-equipment-to-venezuela-report-warns/

  159. Tony says:
    @RoatanBill

    “The US military is way too soft”
    Nigga you soft. You have no idea what you talking about. None what so ever.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  160. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Trinity

    > “Half the world took 6 years to defeat a nation with a population of about 70 or so million people.”

    The war lasted less than 4 years, and was fought between the equally-populated German Europe and Russia. Germany alone had more than 70 mil. – 75 mil. after the Anschluß, add in the Sudetenland, Elsaß, the Hungarian, Croatian and Polish Volksdeutsche, and all the Balkan allies, and you’ll get effectively 100 mil. Meanwhile, the Country of the Councils had half of its territory occupied, and the population reduced to around 145 mil.
    http://istmat.info/files/uploads/44079/rgae_1562.329.536_155-157.pdf

    • LOL: GazaPlanet
  161. @Jeff Davis

    If you insist, make it Tel Aviv, Haifa, or some other area where they would actually feel it.

    I still prefer Jerusalem precisely because it would drive all the religious loonies crazy.

  162. Realist says:
    @Trinity

    Believe as you wish…anything to evade the facts…Whites have allowed it to happen.

  163. anon[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Incorrect .Very incorrect.

    Read the –Green Peril by Cato Institute written by a Tel Aviv based journalist .

    Read the chronology of the accusations of military nuclear activities hurled against Iran pioneered by Israel since 1989.

    Even if you ignore the terroristic activities initiated by Israel from 2003 or the 1998 admission by Richard Perle that the Jewish agencies being at them forefront of campaign against Iran one thing is clear Israel sees any strong country in its neighborhood as anathema even to consider as a possibility .

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  164. @Stan

    Trump’s order American troop withdrawal does not fit the narrative of Trump as a Zionist puppet.

    LOL! Seriously? Why can’t a “zionist puppet” (or an idolator of jewish supremacism and the jewish collective like Trump) move some troops around (or pretend that he’s going to move some troops around)?

    For example, troops can be moved around for propaganda purposes à la “see, Trump withdrew (or claims to want to withdraw) some troops from somewhere, so he must be putting America first blah blah blah” and/or “see, the jewish lobby claims to be opposed to the withdrawal so it must be an act of pure MAGA”; or he can withdraw troops from somewhere because some nefarious imperial goal has apparently been accomplished; or he can withdraw some troops from somewhere because he plans to replace the troops with “contractors” as a favor to a political donor who rents out mercenaries to the “government”; or he can withdraw some troops from somewhere because he plans to start a war and he wants to reduce casualties by reducing the number of troops potentially within reach of the enemy; etc.

    So you see there are lots of reasons that a scumbag like Trump can move troops around, none of which imply that he is anything other than a scumbag. It is the darkness of the big picture that identifies zionist puppets and/or idolators of the satanic beast like Trump, not some decontextualized imperial minutiae.

  165. @Rev. Spooner

    Quick! Get this image to a cartoonist!

  166. @follyofwar

    ” . . . The next war will be started by Biden or Queen Kamala, not Trump.”

    That’s what I’m afraid of. . . .

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  167. @Tony

    Please list the wars since WW-II that the US has started. Then next to each item list which ones they won. Make sure you include Grenada.

    By soft, I was referring to the human trash in the US military. Only the dregs would volunteer to murder foreigners on command. These are the folks that have to enlist because they’re too stupid and lazy to do anything else in the private sector. They sell their morals for a paycheck and early retirement.

    That gays, trans loonies, and dikes are part of the equation means that the US military is rotting from within and purposely so. The leadership is OK with this because they’d wet themselves if they had a real adversary to contend with. They know deep down it’s all theater and to keep the military budget increasing for their benefit. It’s a welfare program by another name.

    The weapons systems the US has are potent. But there are only so many of each gadget to expend in a real conflict and then logistics and access to replacement weaponry says the US would largely be a flash in the pan and then short on supplies. If the US decides to go nuclear, then the US becomes an ashtray and civilization ceases to exist.

    Now back up your bullshit with some logic and reasoning, if you can.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @Tony
  168. @Colin Wright

    The only problem with this scenario is the immediate drive for a bomb on behalf of Turkey (who has a growing nuclear industry and a rumored uranium stockpile) and Saudi Arabia (who can obtain the technology via Pakistan, if not the actual warheads themselves). I for one do not want to live in a world with a nuclear Turkey or a nuclear Saudi Arabia, especially not the latter. The Iranian leadership could probably have already had a few warheads right now if that was the 100% priority, but I think the situation is far more nuanced than a one-dimensional need for nuclear weapons. And if they do get their hands on these weapons, they should absolutely not test them anywhere visible.

    If Israel had just come out and demonstrated their deterrent as soon as they got it, every Islamic country would have a nuclear program right now. But they let the rumors fester, and now we live in a situation where Israel is known to have them, they don’t have to follow NPT rules, and nobody else is able to get them.

    .

    .

    P.S: Israel and South Africa are rumored to have tested their early warheads secretly in the Indian Ocean, near Antarctica. I guess cooperation just comes natural to apartheid states. Of course the latter thankfully dismantled theirs before giving blacks power. But it’s curious that, after all of this cooperation, once Israel got what they needed they didn’t stand with the SA regime anymore. In fact, Nelson Mandela’s first visit after election was to pay homage and give thanks to the Jewish community of Cape Town.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  169. Oemiktlob says:
    @L.K

    The Wiz is a master of attempting obfuscation and obscurantism. I’ve been watching/reading his stuff for ~3 yrs and it’s not difficult to see the pattern emerge. I rarely ever engage him because I recognize his modus operandi and typically don’t waste my time but his query to Mr. Giraldi was such a howler that I couldn’t resist.

  170. @RedpilledAF

    Sean’s comments are typically dumb AF. This one is just par for the course.

    • Agree: RedpilledAF
  171. anonymous[939] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom Welsh

    Define “shithole” and “dump.”

    Spend a few weeks touring any 12 cities in Florida, including the hundreds of brand new Gated Communities with their concentration camp style stucco boxes and regimented streets.

    One month later, try to remember how one is distinguished from the other.
    They are uniformly Soulless.

    Pray to the gods that Iran never succumbs to that form of Modern.

    • Agree: HeebHunter, Fallingwater
    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  172. Trump is trying to be “King of the Jews”… and Netanyahu has been threatening Iran since the 1980s’.
    We can’t let Iran be attacked for Israel!

    It’s time to inspect Israels Nuclear Arsenal or apply sanctions!

    Remember the lies about Iraq’s WMD!
    Never forget they lied then.!

    • Agree: RedpilledAF
  173. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘I remember seeing a program “Great Escapes of World War 2” which convincingly featured the Australian 9th Division infantry at Tobruk with some support from British artillery and a few tanks asinflicting the first defeat of the war on the Germans and, specifically, Rommel…’

    There’s also the detail of the decidedly modest forces at Rommel’s disposal. The Australian stand was perfectly creditable, but the astonishing thing would have been if they had lost.

  174. @Tom Welsh

    They would like to stick their nose in other people business. The mass immigration into their anglozionist shitholes is exactly what they subconciously want.

  175. Tdstype2 says:
    @Realist

    Agree totally, no idea why minions continue to accept msm propaganda as gospel.

    • Thanks: Realist
  176. sally says:
    @Mark Tapley

    The attacks on Iran are the continuous application of the Yinnon Plan for Greater Israel. The plan (well on the way) is to balkanize and destroy all of the Arab countries as the Zionist syndicate consolidates its control over this, the most geographically strategic position in the world. This plan was originally laid out at the first Zionist Convention in 1897 and initiated with WW1 and the establishment of the “homeland for the Jews” in the Balfour treaty addressed to Lord Rothschild in 1918. In 1907, then Prime Minister Arthur Balfour and Zionist Jew representative for the Rothschilds, Chaim Wiseman agreed to the invasion, occupation and dispossession of the native Palestinians as the first step in the establishment of this most critical bridgehead in order to achieve their long term goal of, as British journalist Douglas Reed stated in his book “The Controversy of Zion” the destruction of all the governments to be replaced by a global tyranny.

    The development of the Yinnon Plan does not appear to be in the documents of the First Zionist congress (1897), Hertzl says several places that Schiff and Rothschild financed the meeting, and France worked a treaty out with Russia to deny Germany any kind of diplomatic success at that time, but it has been nearly impossible to locate any of those original invitations and meeting documents. Where are they? How did the attendees get the word to attend?
    I was told many of those documents are in the possession of a Rabbi in Israel but I cannot find out how they got there ..In those days, meticulous records were kept of the meetings, because not everyone could attend and it was difficult to accurately update a person not there. so what records were produced, what happened to them.. ? I suggest they went first to France.. and may be in a bank vault there?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  177. @RoatanBill

    The weapons systems the US has are potent.

    In a sense even that is now questionable, IMO.

    Apparently while the evil empire was squandering everything of value on hopeless, pointless wars and a war machine intended to impose shock and awe on third-world countries, Russia, China and Iran were studying U.S. vulnerabilities and designing weapons and tactics to exploit them. (Not to mention the breathtaking waste and corruption that plague the “military industrial complex” just like it plagues almost everything else in this corrupt society).

    With the advent of “cheap” supersonic and hypersonic cruise missiles, sophisticated EW equipment, anti-satellite weapons, S300 and S4oo air-defense systems, etc., the next war the U.S. starts it may lose in a spectacular way.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  178. Miro23 says:
    @Fallingwater

    Israel and South Africa are rumored to have tested their early warheads secretly in the Indian Ocean, near Antarctica. I guess cooperation just comes natural to apartheid states. Of course the latter thankfully dismantled theirs before giving blacks power. But it’s curious that, after all of this cooperation, once Israel got what they needed they didn’t stand with the SA regime anymore.

    Standard psychopathic behavior. The literature shown that targets are always surprised the way psychopaths instantly disappear when they have obtained what they want.

  179. @John Nada

    [Too much off-topic Covid-19 nonsense.]

    • Agree: foolisholdman
  180. Biff says:

    The Daily Propaganda Machine is constantly churning it out:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-sees-indications-possible-iranian-060900246.html

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. has seen increasing indications that Iran could be planning an attack against American forces or interests in the Middle East, according to a U.S. official.

    The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity,

    They all begin the same – seems credible(sarcasm).

  181. Oemiktlob says:
    @anonymous

    “Soulless”. I like that. That’s a very accurate description for much of America. It’s as if the soul has been sucked out of it.

  182. sally says:
    @anon

    Biden’s threatens the Pentagon with a Hexagon. seeks information that does not exist.. I suspect a USA, British, French, MBS or Netanyohu war any where in the world would bring Russia, China, Turkey and most of America against the USA involvement in that war. I’ll bet two bits Biden will not be able to force Americans into another foreign war.. Biden is going to have his hands full trying to force Americans to take those gene editing vaccinations. I am told half of the Hospital personnel in California are refusing the vaccinations and i know several other hospitals facing the same problems.

  183. Herald says:
    @Ace

    Maybe globalists have battery-powered death rays. I don’t know. Until these unknown threats materialize I’ll resolutely ignore all hypothetical, fanciful, and possible threats. So, yes. I don’t care.

    They may have death rays, but little need to use them. The vast majority of our compatriots will be standing in line, unknowingly waiting for a lethal injection.

  184. @Harold Smith

    I completely agree with you. The US only picks on weak targets because they can’t take on the real ones. The entire US military is just window dressing for the budget money. The brass has no intention of actually fighting a real adversary.

    There are US weapons systems that can and do a tremendous amount of damage. The US is good at destroying water treatment plants, hospitals, weddings, etc. As an engineer, I appreciate the engineering aspects of this stuff but would never and have never offered my services towards murder. That the Russians in particular have blown past the US with their tech is reassuring. I don’t see the Russians as expansionist. I think the Chinese probably have weapons systems that no one knows about.

    If I were in their shoes, I would build what I refer to as torpedo mines. Devices shaped like a torpedo but anchored deep to the ocean floor. On a signal the torpedo would cut loose and allow its buoyancy to bring it to the surface. Along that route, fins would provide guidance without a motor or any prop noise. Just like an airplane can glide a long way after the engine quits, that gadget could travel miles silently to hit a target.

    The whole concept of a Navy is so last century. In any real conflict the US would lose all its surface ships to missile swarms inside of a month and I’m sure the brass knows it.

    • Replies: @Fallingwater
  185. nickels says:

    I think its pretty simple, really-Today, Jan 1, Trump has 5 days to bomb Iran. Once he does, Bibi calls up congress and tells them they must vote to reject the fake votes and make Trump president.
    Else nada.
    Pompeo went to Israel and sucked a bunch of lolipops to broker this deal.

  186. Oemiktlob says:

    “The entire US military is just window dressing for the budget.”

    Agreed. And thus the constant need for and creation of a bogeyman. They’re all a bunch of very sick, disturbed people.

  187. @RoatanBill

    I think you may be exaggerating the nature of American strategic vulnerability. Is much of the military just window dressing for increased budgets? Absolutely. I also agree that training to blow up third worlders with million-dollar bombs is not exactly winning the future. But the truth is quite far from the picture you paint.

    The US nuclear triad, for example, is exceptional, almost assuredly the most advanced in the world. Also, while American aerospace prowess has perhaps declined in “virility”, for lack of a better term, it cannot in any way be considered inferior to the current state of its Russian or Chinese counterparts. American companies still are at the cutting edge of air and space developments, without a doubt. Maybe the old guard of ex-Nazi engineers have died, but the institutions and systems they helped build are still at least functional.

    Another key (perhaps the key) advantage is the logistical network the USA has. America can launch expeditionary campaigns from anywhere against anywhere, and no other country even comes close to the “flow rate” or “flow speed” of American war. Consider the megabases (e.g. Ramstein, al-Udeid, Bagram, etc.), the amphibious assault carriers (each with a division of Marines), the aircraft carriers, the cargo flight network, and the worldwide shipping network. The Persian Gulf might be vulnerable for the Navy, but that doesn’t mean a hypothetical Iran War is impossible.

    Perhaps the area in which your post is true, though, is the proliferation of so-called “Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD)” technologies. The “bang for your buck” is phenomenal with these, which is probably why Iran pursues air defense, radar, and anti-ship missiles as vigorously as it does (as opposed to infantry equipment, ground vehicles, aircraft development, etc.).

    As for a “torpedo mine”, is that an actual thing? Because while it is interesting, it seems unusable. The only navigation systems available deep underwater are inertial guidance and sonar (and perhaps magnetometry), and neither one is conducive to precisely identifying and targeting friends versus foes. But I guess in this scenario it would simply attack all ships, in which case it is an interesting concept. Write a sci-fi book about it.

  188. Flubber says:
    @GeeBee

    Wishing the Chinese well in this context is the equivalent of cutting off your own head with a chainsaw because you have a headache.

    • Replies: @GeeBee
    , @Mefobills
  189. @Fallingwater

    I admitted the US has potent weapons systems, nuclear and non nuclear. It’s the grunts that are the spoiler. The brass can command all they want, but the virility, as you call it, is always heading down hill with more and more freaks joining.

    If the US wants to use their nukes, then the whole world is finished as theirs won’t be the only ones engaged. Short of that, the military bases would get wiped out by missile or drone swarms.

    Aircraft and all military surface ships are all but obsolete when the adversary is also capable. Everything will quickly escalate to missile barrages that take out that antiquated junk. After each side gets seriously damaged, then what? There’s no way that the US, Russia, China or anyone else could hold any of the others territory, so what’s the point?

    The only thing the US military is good for is fighting 90 pound weaklings and that’s only to expend hardware so the MIC can make a fortune replacing the toys. The US military isn’t serious any longer. All they want is to rise up through the ranks and then retire to work for 7 figures for the corporations they made fat with useless military adventures. It’s a giant swindle.

  190. Richard B says:
    @Realist

    Only a god damn idiot would believe the Deep State does not exist.

    What a desperate and hysterical non-sequitur. I never said it didn’t exist.

    Time for you to change your name from Realist to Triggered Snowflake.

    • LOL: Fallingwater
    • Replies: @Realist
  191. Richard B says:
    @Realist

    As I have said many times on this blog…Whites have culpability too. It would be impossible for 2% to control 98% without White support and complacency.

    Of course some Whites have a part in this, blacks, Latinos and Asians too. But you’ve only mentioned Whites. Nothing about Jewish culpability. That’s the point.

    • Replies: @Realist
  192. @Realist

    I actually do believe it is naivety…. He’s not as smart as many people think. So I think they used it against him and then roped him in. Honestly – I don’t think Trump even thought he was even going to win the Republican nomination the first time

    • LOL: Realist
  193. Richard B says:
    @Trinity

    As always your target hits the bullseye.

    I think we need to start calling the Deep State by its proper name, The Jew World Order or at least The Kosher Nostra, start calling the Jew by name.

    Or The KKK (Kvetching Kosher Khazars) or my favorite, because I think it’s the most accurate Jewish Supremacy Inc.

    Actually, I don’t think it’s necessary for all of us to name them all of the time. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. I was only busting the other commenter’s chops because I thought it was funny that he calls himself Realist, but only mentions White culpability and nothing about Jewish culpability.

    That does get frustrating at times, and at times I respond accordingly. Still, I hold no brief with anyone who doesn’t want to mention them, or with those who suggest that we should mention them.

    To be honest Trinity, my concern is that Whites, or to be more specific, the critical mass of wide awake Whites that seems to be forming, learn how to talk to each other in a more positive and productive manner, whatever the topic of conversation.

    • Agree: Trinity
  194. Barr says:

    By: Kobayashi Koichi, Nagoya University

    As for the population under 15 years of age, in 1980, whites accounted for 73%, but in 2018, whites accounted for only 49.9%, falling to less than half. According to this trend, in about the next 20 years, the white population will be less than half of the national population, and whites under 30 will become a clear minority. This quantitative change in demographic structure will fundamentally change American politics….

    the future great schism in the United States will be full of hatred and blood, and it is very likely that it will be on the verge of a civil war in an instant. The United States is the country with the most nuclear weapons in the world. The disintegration of the United States is far more serious than the former Soviet Union. It will be a disaster for mankind, which is unimaginable.
    ….

    https://www.masudsaidinstitute.org/2020/09/japanese-media-within-10-years-united.html?m=1

  195. @Stop Clinton and Bush

    Epstein’s log book is beyond our imaginations. Nobody seems to talk about the hundreds of hours of recordings he had at people doing their private acts at his island and his Manhattan homes. The half has never been told on that.

  196. @Jeff Davis

    The most likely explanation is that the military refused to green light Trump’s war.

  197. @Fallingwater

    ” A division of marines”? Do you know how many men are in a Marine division and the size of the craft needed to transport them? It’s doubtful whether any of these craft could carry a brigade, though probably a regiment (without any heavy equipment). When it comes to large force logistics, the U$ military may be trying to do too much with too little.

    • Replies: @Fallingwater
  198. @Jimmy le Blanc

    I think the pink haired are Colonels. They’re in charge of the new Social Workers Divisions. They are armed with rolled up newspapers which they use to hit the enemy on the nose yelling No Little Hitler! Then they scold the enemy into a coma with lectures on the importance of feelings n how to Unleash their inner Fem. Tally ho! Onward PC soldiers!

  199. karel says:
    @Jimmy le Blanc

    Yes, Jimmy. Assumed that the German Ubermenschen had received more help from God and his angels to prolong the war, they would have, at the end, got the sweet taste of an A-bomb dropped on them by Americans or Russians.

  200. @Cliff KU4GW

    Trump led a revolt of the white working class. That was his cardinal sin. The fact that he quickly abandoned them did not deflect the panic n anger which the elites felt at his temerity for daring to give the white working class a modicum of political power. The entire deep state essentially put his administration in a deep freeze. Even sucking up to right wing Jews, the only power center in DC capable of challenging the Dems could not melt the ice. Trump could not launch a war if he wanted. He has been a lame duck since the day he took office.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  201. karel says:

    It to me seems that the statement

    The only navigation systems available deep underwater are inertial guidance and sonar (and perhaps magnetometry), and neither one is conducive to precisely identifying and targeting friends versus foes.

    is a feeble attempt of a professor of’ ”Arsehole studies” to fool the fools. Unlike the sounds of your farts that may considerably vary in their frequency spectrum, each ship’s propellers emit characteristic sound that can be used to identify the target.
    cf. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6216447

    • Replies: @Fallingwater
  202. Sean says:
    @RedpilledAF

    Iran is too big and its territory too rugged for any invasion

    No invasion after the hostage crisis in which Iran totally humiliated America. Hardly any military action of any kind, and none at all against the territory of Iran since Carter loss in the 1980 U.S. presidential election, which he blamed mainly on his failure to secure the release of the hostages. Reagan did no invasion or strike on Iran, pretending he was deterring a non existent Soviet plan to take over Iran and Trump who statements at the time and since since suggest–like many Americans-he was incensed at Iran has done nothing either. The USSR was alienated when Iran exterminated the Iranian communist party. Well the Soviet Union is gone but the US is still here and fully intends to show that an account opened with America can never be closed.

    … it’s also a dump, and what is keeping it that way is the sanctions

    Iran has been hard hit by sanctions. Even the poorest third world country has a wealthy elite, but Iran’s middle class should have greatly expanded, when the Shah mocked Egypt as 80 million paupers, Iran was developing fast compared to what it could have been it is indeed a shithole country. This is American vengeance, a dish of many courses eaten cold.

    Or are you repeating Zionist propaganda, that somehow Iran is simultaneously a backward “shithole” but also a threat to America and Israel and the world.

    If the US never had anything done to it by Iran, then America must be a puppet of … somebody. But it did so maybe you are overestimating the US’s propensity to forgive and forget.

    Where did you come up with that?

    Trump. What I came up with myself is “The US is giving Iran feints in order to keep Iran’s thermonuclear program going. In trying to defend against a phantom attack, the Iranians are wide open for the real assault, which is by means of economic suffocation and has been going on for decades, with Iran 100% convinced that they are fighting off the world’s most powerful county.” But you seem not at all interested in new ideas. The inability to break out of old patterns of thinking since 1979 what got Iran into this mess, they thought the US was about to stage a coup, as if that would be possible. Since 1980 they are constantly thinking that the US is about to go wage war on Iran.

    A commenter reminded me that Iran is “one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished civilisations.” Youthful achievements are no protection from senility. Iran is suffering from perseveration and short term memory loss. Even the punchiest boxer learns to cease respecting, not to be faked out by, an opponent’s repeated feints if he never throws any real punches.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @barr
    , @RedpilledAF
  203. @Trinity

    Hitler for the most part fought an honorable war. He could have used poison gas or fire bombed allied cities, but he refused this right to the end. The US, Britain, n SU however broke every rule of international law almost from day one, firebombing German cities, targeting civilians, plotting to assassinate German leaders, deliberately starving half of Europe. WW2 was a war for European independence which was crushed by Britain’s warmongering, Russia’s militant Bolshevism, n America’s ruthless empire building, all coordinated by (((you know who))).

    It is one of history’s ironies that the drunken warmonger Churchill, having rejected every one of Hitler’s peace proposals, bankrupted n destroyed the British Empire as a direct result.

    • Agree: Trinity
    • Thanks: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @karel
  204. karel says:
    @Colin Wright

    Very charitable of you Collin by making promises such as

    that if I could somehow give Iran the bomb, I would.

    I would also give you the ”bomb”, if I had one, but would you know what to do with it?

  205. GeeBee says:
    @Flubber

    We must agree to differ on that score. And we may safely leave the matter of which of us is right to posterity.

  206. @Wizard of Oz

    What do you mean, “legitimate concern”? Come over here. I’m about to vomit all over you.

    The US could and would announce at any time that it had evidence, classified, that Iran had detonated a nuke, when they, Iran, have none, have not concentrated the fissile isotope to that degree or for that purpose.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  207. anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom Welsh

    The illustrated metaphor isn’t quite right. If someone could update it, like so;

    Uncle Sam with a swollen arse, and the starred whore as a sneering hook-nosed kippah wearing lowlife, then perhaps…

  208. karel says:
    @Sin City Milla

    Was not

    ”targeting civilians, plotting to assassinate German leaders, deliberately starving half of Europe.”

    the standard way of war of the very honourable Germans? In the Soviet Union they stole and burned everything they could find and starved countless peasants to death as they retreated to their beloved Reich. One of their noble aims was to starve the population of Leningrad to death, which was almost successful. In other parts of the occupied Europe, it was slightly better, but not so great. Although, I come from a small family, the honourable Germans managed to execute three members (good Aryans) of my family, the fourth perished in a concentration camp for no other reason that she was a wife of an air force general who escaped to England, where he presumably participated in organizing the bombing of the otherwise innocent Germans.

    Your are either stupid beyond belief, or an honourable scoundrel.

    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  209. karel says:
    @Fallingwater

    Falling into the water, you may find my reply to your intellectual wizardry in comment Nr. 207. Your silly name somehow disappeared on the way.

  210. Anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Oemiktlob

    will Russia become Israels bitch after Americas thrown away like “Great” Britain was? I Hope not also the Japanese and Chinese saw what the jews did to Sweden destroyed in less them 20 years why would they help the demons?

  211. Anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    There Iran/ Iraq was America’s response Saddam failed to destroy Iran so he was killed🤠

    • Replies: @Sean
  212. @Ace

    Dialectics are forms of discourse between two parties, and traditional forms such as the Socratic dialectic looked to find truth through their arguments.

    The roots of the communist dialectic are in a theory of dialectics from German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, yet communist leaders beginning with Karl Marx altered it throughout history to better fit their objectives. In 1908, Lenin wrote in “Materialism and Empirio-criticism” that the term “Dialectical Materialism” was coined by Karl Kautsky and was popularized only after the deaths of Marx and Engels.

    If you are serious about understanding dialectics I will leave this link to a great article to help you comprehend. It tells how Hegel’s theory has been tweaked and modified to fit the needs of Communism(itself just the evil step child of Judaism, which is nothing more than a political system disguised as a religion)to push forward its desires for a one world communist style government.

    I know of of nobody here who thinks the dialectic method is a good thing, but it has been the “go to” method used by every despot and tyrant who wished gain power and control populations through deception. It has in fact been in use long before Hegel put its principles to paper. It is still widely used today.
    Cheers
    https://brandscovery.com/uncategorized/content-2251682-understanding-communist-dialectics-tool-heart-all-communist-movements

  213. @Johnny Walker Read

    A simpler explanation of Hegel’s Dialectic and Marx’s modified version.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20080128195659/http:/www.calvertonschool.org/waldspurger/pages/hegelian_dialectic.htm

    Let us not forget Hegel was the ultimate collectivist.
    “…the State ‘has the supreme right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of the State… for the right of the world spirit is above all special privileges.” – Hegel

  214. barr says:
    @Sean

    Iran hostage crisis ,instead of happening in 1979-1980 should have happened in 1953 -the year ofMohammad Mosaddegh. Vietnam war possibly wouldn’t have happened and neither 1991 gulf war or Iraq -Iran war . Mossad wouldn’t have built the interrogation chambers and torture teaching university of Shah in 1967 .

    America touts its innocence by citing reaction of other countries as provocation . Myth is built around lies to present to equally stupid ready and eagerly waiting to be screwed Americans as history .

    Without hostage crisis and embassy invasion, the nature of the beast would have never been apparent to Iranian and its allies .Above all the planning of another coup from the embassy couldn’t have been thwarted .

    Like temple, embassy is sacrosacnt but as temples are felled into a few pieces sometimes for storing stolen jewelry, usury and for prostitution ,so can an embassy be .

    During Shah ,Iran and an elite India has it now. So has Colombia and Honduras . Not desirable at all. Now go and read why that parallel is and how it became so glaringly ugly inhuman whose solution lay in the total destruction of the bought and corrupt elite in thrall to the mysticism of American way of doing things .

    • Replies: @Sean
  215. Realist says:
    @Richard B

    But you’ve only mentioned Whites. Nothing about Jewish culpability. That’s the point.

    I leave that up to all the Giraldi Jew-haters.

  216. Realist says:
    @Richard B

    What a desperate and hysterical non-sequitur. I never said it didn’t exist.

    Speaking of snowflakes…I never said you did…I made an accurate statement.

    Learn to read and comprehend.

  217. anon[129] • Disclaimer says:

    The DO AFIO guy up there is scaring you about Jew warmongering.

    Whereas the DI AFIO guy is pointing out the unremitting CIA warmongering that will really get your mass extinction on.

    https://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56119.htm

  218. @Johnny Walker Read

    This exchange entirely fails to comprehend dialectics as employed by Communists. Dialectics is lying to gain political power. Nothing more.

  219. geokat62 says:

    Does the Open Society Foundations advocate on behalf of refugees that try and enter Eretz Yisrael or are their laudable efforts confined to The West?

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @Colin Wright
  220. @karel

    Thank you for your kindness.

    Passive sonar identification of propeller noise is not what I was arguing against. That is standard practice in submarine operations, to my knowledge. I acknowledge the possibility of that, and I did in my comment.

    What I was explaining was the absence of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems. Maybe the water in the Strait of Hormuz is shallow enough to make IFF feasible. Maybe it’s not. I don’t know. But my naive assumption would be more pessimistic.

    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/iff.htm

    https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/product/iff-family

    https://www.raytheon.com/uk/capabilities/products/identification-friend-or-foe

    • Replies: @Fallingwater
  221. @Majority of One

    I apologize; I didn’t mean a division. I meant a “Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)”, which is about an order of magnitude smaller.

    An MEU is normally composed of: a reinforced USMC infantry battalion (designated as a Battalion Landing Team) as the ground combat element, a composite medium tiltrotor squadron forming the aviation combat element, a combat logistics battalion providing the logistics combat element, and a company-size command element serving as the MEU headquarters group. Troop strength is about 2,200 members and usually commanded by a colonel, and is deployed from amphibious assault ships. Currently, an MEU embarks personnel and equipment onto the amphibious warfare ships of an expeditionary strike group (ESG) which also includes escort warships and submarines to protect them from air, surface, and submarine threats. For further protection and strong air support, an ESG is often deployed along with one or more carrier strike groups.

    My mistake!

  222. @Moi

    … mentally disturbed nation from the beginning… something sociopathic… perhaps even psychopathic… narcissistic.

    You’re talking about America.

    You must be thinking about the deranged Zionist Israeli Jew lobbies which control and direct her every move.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  223. Sean says:
    @barr

    1953? The Korean war had already inflicted a clear defeat on America, an achievement China repeated in Vietnam.

    America touts its innocence by citing reaction of other countries as provocation . Myth is built around lies to present to equally stupid ready and eagerly waiting to be screwed Americans as history .

    Countries react to other countries like black boxes in which the internal political are irrelevant. But international peace and security with Iran and the US, or Russia, the US, and China all being on friendly terms is an impossibility. The more secure one country feels, the less secure others do–and they are right to. If the US stayed home and strictly minded its own business, Russia and China would simply take advantage to increase their power. They would be fools not to. Its a zero sum game and the world hates the US for being top dog, but had they America’s strength all these countries complaining about America would act no differently than America does. It is the structure of the international system and the fact there is no higher authority to call on when a state gets into trouble that makes them all careful never to seem like a soft touch. Of course this is never made explicit, and we get all this rhetoric.

    Without hostage crisis and embassy invasion, the nature of the beast would have never been apparent to Iranian and its allies

    Lebanon. That is the only real ally Iran has, which is the way they like it and why they switched to the Lebanese sect of Shia so as to to be different and underdogs fighting the powers that be on behalf go the oppressed, which is a concept central to Shia ideology. People up against it are the fervent believers in religion, community and nation, because they want to be seen as altruistic people and thus be able to call on others for help, while billionaires don’t believe in anything, because they don’t need others’ help. Is the US dominating the globe with military force or failing to achieve any of its objectives? Can’t have it both ways.

    Trump as leader of the US is interfering in Syria because Assad is going to win otherwise and the US cannot afford to let them.

    The US uses human rights as a wedge, just as it once used anti communism as a wedge, but underneath it all is a simple calculus of relative power: no country not an ally of the US is to be allowed to get even the slightest gains over US ALLIES in the zero sum game that is international politics.

    Now go and read why that parallel is and how it became so glaringly ugly inhuman whose solution lay in the total destruction of the bought and corrupt elite in thrall to the mysticism of American way of doing things .

    America did not invent elites or war. Trump is anti elite (validated by the all the MSM mouthpieces for the elite hating him) and he hasn’t started any wars. The American way is to be elected penniless and quickly become a multi millionaire. Trump was elected wealthy. Arthur Balfour was the wealthiest man in the country when elected, formed the alliance which France that stopped Germany winning WW1, and spent it almost his entire fortune by the time he left active politics. As with the Gracchus brothers, only a financially satisfied but politically renegade member of the elite can represent the common people and the interests of the nation state. States are survival machines, just as we are individually.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
    , @Harold Smith
  224. @Fallingwater

    As far as identifying classes of ships (and thus indirectly accomplishing IFF) by their “characteristic sound”, as done on a submarine, that would require intelligence gathering as to each expected threat. I don’t really have a response to that, so you win I guess. I can’t read the IEEE article, as I don’t have access to my work computer or my login and am posting at home.

  225. @Colin Wright

    We’ve reached the absurd point where Israel takes advantage of our protection to simply wage war against her neighbors at will, bombing them and killing them, while they dare not retaliate …

    Correct.

    Which was, of course, the whole point of getting the guaranteed, long-term, colossally expensive and morally-indefensible protection of the playground bully for it’s incalculable evil in the first place.

    Israel is many things – and every one of them deserving of death.

  226. Robjil says:
    @geokat62

    This article admits that the Soviet Union was taking in millions of Jews during the war. They traveled through the Soviet Union, went to Iran and then on to other places all over the world. This is what revisionists have been saying.

    https://www.academia.edu/5502953/Remapping_Relief_and_Rescue_Flight_Displacement_and_International_Aid_for_Jewish_Refugees_During_World_War_II?email_work_card=view-paper
    Soviet Union was deporting millions of Jews to the interior of the Soviet Union during the war.

    The major deportations
    (the numbers are unclear) continued right up until Germany invaded Russia in June 1941.
    5
    By this twist of history, which intersected in complicated ways with the general mass evacuation (rather than “deportation”) of civilians, including up to two million Soviet Jews, into the vast Soviet interior in 1941, as well as broader deportations of non-Jewish Poles and other suspect “foreign-ers,” several hundred thousand Polish Jews escaped the exterminatory German anslaught that followed the invasion in June 1941.

    Here is the summary of the path taken by the Eastern European Jews from Poland, Siberia, Central Asia and the Iran. Ironically, Iran is the target this days. Perhaps, it knows all about this path too well.

    In sum, the path traversed by European Jews from Poland to Siberia, central Asia, and Iran, and back to Poland in 1945, followed by renewed
    flight and displacement to US-occupied Germany (and Austria and Italy)—
    from Teheran and Tashkent to Berlin and Bavaria—and continued movement to the United States, Israel, parts of the British Commonwealth in Australia, Canada, and South Africa, as well as to almost all other corners of the globe, renders the history of the Holocaust, its refugees and survivors, transnational and multidirectional in new ways

    • Agree: L.K
    • Thanks: geokat62
  227. @geokat62

    ‘Does the Open Society Foundations advocate on behalf of refugees that try and enter Eretz Yisrael or are their laudable efforts confined to The West?’

    If I guess right, is there a prize?

    • LOL: AnonStarter
  228. @Sean

    If the US stayed home and strictly minded its own business, Russia and China would simply take advantage to increase their power. They would be fools not to. Its a zero sum game and the world hates the US for being top dog, but had they America’s strength all these countries complaining about America would act no differently than America does.

    And here it is: the Mark of Cain projected upon all and sundry, a presupposition requisite to rationalizing and perpetuating zero-sum realpolitik which is the primary cause of world conflict.

    This isn’t the better application of game theory. It’s just a recidivist criminal convincing himself that, because everyone else is made of mud, his path is “inevitable.”

  229. @sally

    ‘The attacks on Iran are the continuous application of the Yinnon Plan for Greater Israel. The plan (well on the way) is to balkanize and destroy all of the Arab countries as the Zionist syndicate consolidates its control over this…’

    I don’t think there is a ‘plan’ so much as a profoundly antagonistic outlook towards everyone outside the…

    …I was going to say outside the community, but then I realized the bits and components of the community seem to snap and gnaw at each other as well.

    Even when there is a ‘plan’ — as in the Project for a New American Century, ‘A Clean Break,’ or whatever — I’d argue the cause is the antagonistic impulse and the ‘plan’ the symptom rather than the other way around. Jews need to have an enemy. If he’s not there yet, they start working on making one.

    I seem to be drifting more and more into unqualified anti-semitism.

    Oh well. However, look at the family scenes from Annie Hall et al. Jews — Ashkenazi Jews, anyway — compulsively quarrel, bicker, undermine, and attack. When they do it to each other it can be almost cute.

    When they form a state and start doing it to everyone around them, it’s not so funny.

  230. geokat62 says:

    If I guess right, is there a prize?

    Of course. It’s an all expenses paid trip for two (you and György Schwartz) on a riverboat cruise down the Rhine, with a string quartet playing Zion Über alles in der Welt in the background.

    • LOL: Fallingwater
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  231. @Sean

    If the US stayed home and strictly minded its own business, Russia and China would simply take advantage to increase their power. They would be fools not to. Its a zero sum game and the world hates the US for being top dog, but had they America’s strength all these countries complaining about America would act no differently than America does.

    Only a mentally and morally defective jew supremacist would say something so stupid.

    • Agree: foolisholdman
    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
  232. @Uncle Sam

    Also, there will be no war with Iran. The Pentagon is opposed to it; America’s air and naval assets cannot bring Iran down. They are not strong enough The Iranians have Russian supplied air defense systems which mean that the skies around and above Iran are a no-fly zone for American or Israeli aircraft. Plus they have high speed torpedoes and supersonic antiship cruise missiles which mean the Fifth Fleet would not last more than 72 hours.

    This really is the crux of the matter. The Pentagon has wargamed its invasion/attack on Iran and it does not like the outcome. No general likes to go into a war thinking he is going to lose. Even Zionist US generals do not fancy that! Perhaps it is just as well that Pompeo is not C-in-C!

    Add to the equation, that Putin has clearly stated that an attack on Russia’s allies will be treated as an attack on Russia and also that Iran is an ally of Russia and that it is “highly likely” that China would feel compelled to join in and that the Middle East is full of Sh’ites who would feel bound to support Iran and you can see why a war against Iran looks unlikely. At least, a war started by the US does.

    • Replies: @Uncle Sam
  233. @Ace

    Hello Ace: The Zionist elite have a particular philosophy that is encompassed in what they refer to as the Hegelian Dialectic. It is derived from the 19th century German philosopher George Hegel. He believed that “Government was God walking on earth.” His leading disciple in the 20th century was prominent University of Chicago prof. Leo Strauss. You may remember the “Neo-cons” of the Bush era. Most of them were students of Strauss and his Trotskyite doctrine. Nothing has changed today. Both the fake Dem. and Rep. parties at the top are controlled by the proponents of this philosophy.

    The so called thesis – antithesis is the most important of Hegal’s teaching and the Zionist syndicate’s favorite tool for moving society along in the direction the elite want things to go. Jewmerica and the Eastern Zionist Empire of the USSR is a good example. The Soviet Union was a wholly manufactured Zionist facade (read Hoover Institute researcher Anthony Sutton) that required enormous and continual agricultural, industrial (5 year programs) and financial aid from the west. From the beginning the USSR, where all big projects were done with slave labor by the Gulag system (10 of 11 huge systems run by Jews) was portrayed as a workers paradise and our great Allie. After the Zionist contrived WW2 was completed this subterfuge had to be flipped around so as to create a new “boogyman” for the goyim to focus on.

    Here is where the thesis-antithesis comes in. Although the Soviets could not feed themselves, were an economic basket case and had no significant technology other than what Jewmerica was supplying them, they were portrayed in the Jew MSM as a very formidable enemy in which we had to get the best deal possible. Now this of course required a huge commitment to military spending and more centralized control. More Presidential power and military bases everywhere. This “Cold War” scam continued until 1989 when even numerous radio stations were announcing our big corporate projects in Russia such as the huge Kama River Truck factory. At that point the Zionists had to fold up that program and move on to the present “War on Terror” for Greater Israel we are in now. Lenin had said that the USSR was a transitional stage. It must be understood that the Zionist syndicate cannot make progress unless there is some type of “crisis” for them to use in order to induce the goyim to give up more of their natural rights and consent to more government controls and spending (for the elite) all the while waving the flag of patriotism.

    We now see that this same technique can also be applied very effectively with the long planned fake virus, fake test and fake numbers. Just as a military threat can be manufactured and used to threaten the goys, the same can be done with the mere Spector of disease, no matter how ridiculous. That is why before WW1 the Zionists had already succeeded in gaining control of the media. The big majority of the plantation livestock never figure out that everything is rigged. Just like with the fake Pres. election many commenters on this site debate about the fake flu numbers from this plantation or that one, and what type of medical intervention would be the most effective for this long planned medical fraud.

    Global warming (now climate change) is another manufactured propaganda piece originating way back in the 70’s by the elite’s Club of Rome along with the phony environmental movement. Pushed by Occidental Petroleum Socialist Armand Hammer (named after the insignia) using his shill Al Gore (daughter married to great grandson of Jacob Schiff ) and now the retarded looking teenager Greta. This scam is presently on the back burner in favor of the new fake virus. Global warming never got a lot of traction because the goys perceive it as they would a far off elephant in the distance. It does not have the needed personal effect of a military threat or a pandemic. As one of the former CIA directors stated “we will know we have succeeded when everything they believe is a lie.”

    Best regards, Mark

  234. @Anon

    If, after spending trillions on “homeland security” to presumably prepare for a chemical, biological, radiological terrorist attack, the US and its lackeys had to plead with China to get basic protective gear.

    I would amend that first sentence to say “allegedly to prepare for”. The fact of the almost complete lack of preparation, proves I think, that the aim and object of the research was not to prepare to be attacked, but to prepare bio-weapons for use against others. It also speaks of an astonishing degree of hubris – thinking that “It could not happen here!” “It would not spread to us.” Or “before we use it we will have a vaccine/antidote.” Or alternatively, confidence that none of our enemies would stoop so low?

  235. @Dave Bowman

    You must be thinking about the deranged Zionist Israeli Jew lobbies which control and direct her every move.

    For 200 years now. Good take, Bowman.

  236. @Harold Smith

    Or somebody who has read more than two books. Especially someone who has read more than two books on international security. This isn’t rocket science. Although I’m guessing Sean has read some rocket science…and you haven’t.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
    , @Harold Smith
  237. Bookish1 says:

    We are siding with the wrong people by siding with the semites because they will stab us in the back. We would be better off on the side of Iran.

    • Agree: MEexpert
  238. @Johnny Rico

    Being well read doesn’t require one to accept that kind of view.

    I can just as easily affirm the necessity of armed forces and exert power without accepting the zero-sum perspective. The two are not mutually exclusive.

    Man has developed nanotechnology that would have been unimaginable just over five decades ago — a short blip on the great timeline of our species. If man is so resourceful and effective at this kind of innovation, then it shouldn’t be so problematic for him to apply innovative diplomacy to the benefit of all, not just some.

    When you accept aggression as the default perspective, that’s what you’ll get in return. In perpetuity.

    • Replies: @Sean
  239. @Johnny Rico

    Or somebody who has read more than two books. Especially someone who has read more than two books on international security.

    So reading books on “international security” somehow turned him into a monster? Wow that’s a little scary…

    This isn’t rocket science. Although I’m guessing Sean has read some rocket science…and you haven’t.

    Well rather than wasting time here speculating on the irrelevant issue of rocket science, shouldn’t you be out torching your neighbor’s successful business…or something like that?

    • Agree: L.K
  240. Sean says:
    @Anonymous

    Saddam’s Iraq was much more an ally of the USSR, but Islamic Revolutionary Iran killed off the entire Iranian Communist Party in addition to taking American diplomats hostage (the Islamic forces had won, the “hostages” were against what?) The US simply wanted to keep the Soviets out of Iran, and foolishly let the Shah into the US for cancer treatment at the behest of idiot Zbigniew Brzezinski, who had while the Shah was in power given him very bad advice by urging he use force rather than compromise. Brzezinski thought the USSR would take over Iran. The total overthrow of the Shah and the subsequent war with Iraq allowed markets to over inflate oil prices. That led to the world wide recession.

    Post Shah the radical Islamic forces managed to turn the two rival superpowers into sworn enemies of Iran, pauperised their own population, and also wrought economic devastation on the West. Even with both superpowers’ backing, Iraq was not big enough to defeat Iran, and the US support Saddam got was more to stop him being defeated by Iran’s myriads of cannon fodder schoolboys. Anyway, Iraq was backed by the Arab countries who hate Iran as the hereditary Persian enemy. Saddam was furious at the lack of support and forgiveness of debts he incurred fighting Iran for Arab family dictatorship countries, which was a major reason for him invading Kuwait.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  241. Sean says:
    @AnonStarter

    There is evidence that the closer we get to human genius, thinking goes more and more along a rather surprising line of reasoning. Both John von Neumann and Bertrand Russell advocated a nuclear strike, or the threat of one, to prevent the Soviets acquiring the atomic bomb. Pursuing an ‘all or nothing’ offensive action strategy in order to achieve hegemony and assure survival in the future may be what pure rationality would dictate. A zero sum game approach of strengthening one’s position by a system of alliances with an aversion to risking war seems to be more of a middle way that you give it credit for. Gambling the survival of one’s nation on the viability of an innovative– and thus unproven –agreement for perpetual peace seems to be rather an extreme strategy.

    When you accept aggression as the default perspective, that’s what you’ll get in return. In perpetuity

    But some countries wish to be independent and preserve their particular ways, not enter close relationships with and come under the influence of other countries such as the US. Furthermore, governments change as they did in the Arab spring and 1979 Iran because of purely internal conflicts of interest, often when the old leadership are not upholding the country’s international position, and so one must be careful not to assume that the relationships within a state are so free of rivalry and contention so that any dissent must be the work of the CIA or GRU. Furthermore, governments can reap domestic benefits from external hostility short of war.

    The Iranian leadership currently in power are perhaps kept there by having the US as a national adversary, so the Mullahs may not want a different relationship with America than they have had for the last 40 years. Qasem Soleiman flew into an Iraqi airport right under the nose of the US forces in the country; why did he feel secure doing that if not because the Iranian leadership do not believe the US has serious military intentions toward Iran?

  242. Tony says:
    @RoatanBill

    Man for man U.S. soldiers are one of the best if not the best in the world. Calling them lowlifes, gays, etc. is typical of giraldi commenters. I rarely comment here but sometimes after reading the outrageous nonsense here I gotta speak up.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @RoatanBill
  243. @Sean

    My God Sean, you typed out so much and yet didn’t say a thing.

    • Replies: @Sean
  244. @geokat62

    ‘Of course. It’s an all expenses paid trip for two (you and György Schwartz) on a riverboat cruise down the Rhine, with a string quartet playing Zion Über alles in der Welt in the background.’

    What’s behind door #2?

    • Thanks: Oemiktlob
  245. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    You have not thought through your response or reply taken on board what I was suggesting. As my entire purpose was to pose a solution to the supposed problem of Iran being able to threaten Israel with nuclear weapons it did not seem necessary to spell out the premise at great length with all qualifications.

    I take it that you don’t disagree that Iran with nuclear weapons would be a real cause for concern for Israel (and quite a few Arab countries). And you might agree that it is not something on which you would want to rely on your intelligence being less than extremely, provably, reliable. How reliable is Israeli and US intelligence on the issue ? More than 95%? How do you know? How does anyone know?

    Of course everyone will know if Iran tests a nuclear bomb successfully. That is precisely why my suggestion is to threaten heavy punishment if it does or if it gives equivalent certainty by saying it can.

    If the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons could be got out of the way it might be possible to leave Israel to deal with the problems it has with Hezbollah and HAS without massive aid from US taxpayers.

    • Replies: @karel
    , @Hillbob
  246. @Tony

    How do you know how good the average US soldier is compared with those from other countries?

    How can you make any such claim without distinguishing between the hugely different levels of competence of Rangers, Marines and ordinary grunts? And are you comparing like with like or giving credit to the American soldier for his superior equipment and systems compared to those of poorer countries?

  247. karel says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Perhaps giving some money to Hisballah would be preferable to fattening the perennial parasites in Israel.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  248. @Tony

    All you do is make assertions. Anyone can do that and it proves nothing.

    Where is the list of US wars won? Why haven’t you provided it?

    All US soldiers know how to do is shoot up wedding parties, machine gun journalists (https://collateralmurder.wikileaks.org/) and call in air strikes when the locals fire back. The US soldier only fights against the lightly armed locals. Without the air cover and weapons systems brought in via aircraft, the US soldier is as useless as teats on a bull. The US military is an offensive force and the soldiers are invaders of foreign lands.

    Vietnam and Afghanistan prove how ineffective the US military is in general, and specifically the soldiers.

    All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
    Voltaire

    • Agree: Harold Smith
    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  249. @Walter

    ” The Red Army won the war”

    Not true, and without the millions of tons of US military assistance : Weaponry, foodstuffs, clothing, they would have went belly up in a short preriod of time.

    Look you are a leftist asshole and your worldview is that of an evil US and it’s benevolent opponents.
    Fuck you.

    AJM

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  250. @Sean

    There is evidence that the closer we get to human genius, thinking goes more and more along a rather surprising line of reasoning.

    Said the scholar to the boatman.

    A zero sum game approach of strengthening one’s position by a system of alliances with an aversion to risking war seems to be more of a middle way that you give it credit for.

    Describing America’s foreign policy as such gives too much credit to America.

    The suffocation of Iran via sanctions is an act of war, and historically, America has shown no aversion to this kind of aggression whatsoever — they did the same to Iraq and rationalized it as “worth it.” America is allied with Israel, and Israel is certainly not averse to risking war throughout the Middle East, using American troops instead of its own.

    Gambling the survival of one’s nation on the viability of an innovative– and thus unproven –agreement for perpetual peace seems to be rather an extreme strategy.

    You’re trying to make it appear as if an alternative approach to zero-sum gamesmanship is axiomatically high-risk when this implication is itself false. You compare states to people. Alternative approaches to zero-sum perspectives have worked in smaller groups, which demonstrates their potential applicability in larger settings.

    All the current path has proven is that it effectively engenders hostility — a much greater gamble in the long-run, particularly when the shoe is on the other foot.

    But some countries wish to be independent and preserve their particular ways, not enter close relationships with and come under the influence of other countries such as the US.

    All the more reason for America not to meddle in the domestic affairs of predominantly Muslim countries, which they most certainly do.

    Or did you forget that you’ve already admitted as much concerning Egypt?

    Qasem Soleiman flew into an Iraqi airport right under the nose of the US forces in the country; why did he feel secure doing that if not because the Iranian leadership do not believe the US has serious military intentions toward Iran?

    Soleimani took a circuitous route to Baghdad, which rather undermines your statement:

    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/tracked-targeted-killed-qassem-soleimanis-final-hours

    Also, his very assassination completely eviscerates the idea that America doesn’t have serious military intentions toward Iran.

    • Replies: @Sean
  251. geokat62 says:
    @Sean

    Even with both superpowers’ backing, Iraq was not big enough to defeat Iran…

    Anyway, Iraq was backed by the Arab countries…

    The whole point of the Iran-Iraq war was to have both sides wreak havoc against each other.

    And we must not forget the importance of the role played by Israel in this drama, which was to clandestinely take the side of Iran.

    Excerpt from, Israel’s role in the Iran–Iraq war:

    Israel’s role in the Iran–Iraq war consisted of support provided by Israel to Iran during the Iran–Iraq War from 1980 to 1988. During the war, Israel was one of the main suppliers of military equipment to Iran. Israel also provided military instructors during the war and direct support to Iran’s war effort, when it bombed and destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor, during Operation Opera. The nuclear reactor was a central component of Iraq’s nuclear weapons program.

    Israel supported Iran during the war so that Iran could provide a counterweight to Iraq; to re-establish influence in Iran which Israel lost with the overthrow of the shah in 1979, and to create business for the Israeli weapons industry. The Israeli arms sales to Iran also facilitated the unhindered immigration of the Persian Jewish community from Iran to Israel and the United States. Israel’s support for Iran during the war was done clandestinely, and Iran publicly denied any cooperation between the two countries.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%27s_role_in_the_Iran–Iraq_war

  252. @karel

    If you are serious you might, I suppose, be making the rational suggestion that Hezbollah could be bought off. That might be easier, however, if Iran was kept under economic pressure.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  253. MEexpert says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Look you are a leftist asshole and your worldview is that of an evil US and it’s benevolent opponents.
    Fuck you.

    Spoken like a fake the so called Authenticjazzman. What else can you expect from a fake guy? Oh! He forgot to tell us that he is Mensa qualified. Hahaha

  254. Thomasina says:
    @GMC

    Yeah, as in “we need tariffs” and then not applying them. Whoops, he did.

    At least Trump ripped up the TPP, and refused to sign the Paris Climate Accord because the real polluters, China and the rest of Asia, didn’t have to comply.

    Don’t even compare Trump to Oblama who was responsible for murdering a sovereign leader (Gaddafi) and trying to take out another (Assad).

    As much as all of you paid-for-puppets try to smear Trump, it just doesn’t stick.

    “Aren’t all of these mail-in ballots a recipe for fraud?” Yeah, Trump, you were right; they were.

    The Washington Swamp (both Democrats AND Republicans) have gone after Trump for four years straight. Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, Ryan, Romney, Schiff – they’re all out in the open now.

    Trump is no more a part of that group than I am.

  255. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘If you are serious you might, I suppose, be making the rational suggestion that Hezbollah could be bought off. ‘

    Bought off from what? Defending itself against Israeli aggression?

    Zionists fantasies notwithstanding, Hezbollah is — for better or for worse — an extremely parochial organization. You leave it alone, it leaves you alone.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  256. Uncle Sam says:
    @foolisholdman

    Putin did say in a March 2018 speech, I believe it was, that Russia would not use its nuclear weapons, unless it or one of its allies was struck with nuclear weapons. That is a clear warning to America or Israel not to use nuclear weapons against Iran. Iran is certainly an ally of Russia.

    So America and Israel have been put on notice, if they thought for even for a minute about using even tactical nuclear weapons against Iran . I think the Iranians have Russia’s assurance in that regard.

  257. Sean says:
    @AnonStarter

    All the more reason for America not to meddle in the domestic affairs of predominantly Muslim countries, which they most certainly do. Or did you forget that you’ve already admitted as much concerning Egypt?

    Egypt is an impoverished country of 100 million that has taken US money to not attack Israel. They could have preserved their national honor and turned down the money; their culture does not have that concept? While it is true that Egypt revolted against the ruling clique of generals in much the same way that Iran did when it overthrew the Shah, Egyptians quickly decided that they wanted to be ruled by America’s hirelings.

    Soleimani took a circuitous route to Baghdad, which rather undermines your statement

    Soleimani was not just an Iranian hero General, he was commander of the Iranian armed forced operating outside Iran, and by his own account the subject of previous assassination attempts. Unless he really was unaware that he was believed by the US government to have been been directing proxy attacks on American forces since 2004, and ignorant of the US having intelligence and surveillance capabilities, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he was simply foolhardy. Becoming a celebrity can affect one’s judgement. Ask Assange.

    Also, [Soleimani’s] very assassination completely eviscerates the idea that America doesn’t have serious military intentions toward Iran.

    Soleimani’s demise happened when he left Iran. For America attacking Iran would be going into the Lion’s Den, and it is completely unnecessary as Iran can be slowly smothered with sanctions that its (redundant) anti invasion nuclear program provides America an excuse for. You are playing the CIA’s game when you say the US is going to invade Iran. The intention of America is to continue ensuring that Iranians are pauperised.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  258. Sean says:
    @RedpilledAF

    About an actual American war on Iran it is difficult to say anything concrete, because there has not been one and there isn’t going to be one.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  259. ‘…So America and Israel have been put on notice, if they thought for even for a minute about using even tactical nuclear weapons against Iran . I think the Iranians have Russia’s assurance in that regard.’

    Given their historical relationship with Russia, being dependent on the bear might not make the Iranians feel all warm ‘n fuzzy.

    If I were Iran, I wouldn’t relax until I had that nuke, and everyone knew I had it.

    Alternatively, of course, we could strip Israel of nukes and sanction her if she continues her attacks on Iran and Iranians. Then we could reasonably demand that Iran desist from acquiring nukes herself.

    There’s a deal here. We just have to be willing to make it.

  260. Hillbob says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    hey genius…let me digest this: there was a treaty to ensure that Iran does no t’ such’ weapons. By all accounts, Iran was in full compliance(in fact back in Bush’s administration they said that Iran was NOT pursuing the “bomb”).
    The bully pulled out of said treaty and said Iran wants the bomb , and wants to go to war. My god are you people that stupid? BTW, who has the bomb in the ME?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  261. @Colin Wright

    I don’t suppose either of us have much claim to expertise but I think you may have overlooked the part Hezbollah has played in Syria as an anti Assad and anti ISIS force supported by Iran. It seems likely that Israel has some rational fear that it will send Iran’s proxy rockets again soon.

  262. @Sean

    Egyptians quickly decided that they wanted to be ruled by America’s hirelings.

    Uh huh.

    What happened to goading posters into “doing something” about Lucky Larry? Haven’t seen that act in awhile.

    What else? Let’s see … admitting that America is already waging war against Iran by “pauperizing” it … propping up a straw man: “you say the US is going to invade Iran.” … projecting your own association with American intel …

    You’re just a regular font of deflection and obfuscation. Pity those who actually imagine your brand of realpolitik is the best there is to offer.

    • Replies: @L.K
    , @Sean
  263. @Hillbob

    I was merely pointing to a possible way round all doubts . Iran can’t pose a realistic existential threat to Israel without producing quite a lot of bombs. And, realistically, is it not necessary to have tested at least one successfully? There remains a small possibility that first Iran has no nuke program and no nukes, then turns out to have a dozen untested but probably real working bombs. Even so there would be a lot to be said for the US to have given warning of what it would do even to the point of annihilating some Iranian cities.

  264. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘I don’t suppose either of us have much claim to expertise but I think you may have overlooked the part Hezbollah has played in Syria as an anti Assad and anti ISIS force supported by Iran. It seems likely that Israel has some rational fear that it will send Iran’s proxy rockets again soon.’

    I’d say Hezbollah has some legitimate concerns in Syria. Like, they’re screwed if Sunni fundamentalists manage to take over the country.

    As to Israel’s rational fears, you mean Hezbollah might object to Israel bombing and killing its personnel whilst they are fighting a war in a third country? Or is it that Hezbollah might be able to deter future Israeli aggression in Lebanon?

    I suppose both are a distinct possibility. Do you suppose, for example, that we might object if Hezbollah decided to kill US troops stationed in South Korea?

    Parenthetically, note our ultimate position vis-a-vis ISIS and Hezbollah. Israel — our little buddy.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  265. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘…Even so there would be a lot to be said for the US to have given warning of what it would do even to the point of annihilating some Iranian cities.’

    That is to say, committing the worst war crimes since Adolf Hitler?

    For whom would we be doing this again?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  266. @Sean

    ‘About an actual American war on Iran it is difficult to say anything concrete, because there has not been one and there isn’t going to be one.’

    You’re kind of giving Iran a lot credit there.

    What if they just can’t take us murdering their national heroes ‘n shit? Think they might snap?

    …or Israel might make it look like they snapped. What happens if there’s a ‘terrorist attack’?

    Israel tried more or less the same with the USS Liberty. What happens if they don’t screw it up this time?

  267. @Colin Wright

    It’s not so simple. Iran has nominally accepted the international agreement that there will be no more nuclear armed powers and its suddenly turning up with nuclear weapons would mean all bets were off and it would be no great war crime for the US to respond, as warned and promised, by delivering attacks by conventional weapons sufficient to destroy or disable the future production of nuclear weapons and any existing ones. If that meant dropping bunker busters in otherwise civilian areas – after further warning to evacuate – that would be well within the scope of conscience allowed to every President since Jimmy Carter. Why not just threaten “if Iran is seen to have even one nuclear weapon that will be destroyed as will every other one and the means of making them. We would warn civilians to evacuate but this might result unavoidably in devastating destruction to civilian buildings and infrastructure”.

    It would be threatened, and even done, for most Arab countries of the ME and to facilitate Anerica’s disentangling itself from the ME, from which the US no longer needs anything. (Well, not oil anyway. What else?).

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  268. @Colin Wright

    I think, to keep this short, I was suggesting that Hezbollah and Hamas might be left to the Israeli taxpayer, rather than the American once nuclear weapons were off the table.

    I think I added the thought that, if Hezbollah was liable to return to sending rockets into Israel with Iran behind it one way to fix that might be with money, much more than Iran could afford.

    In abstract I do favour my one state solution with cunning constitutional changes and starting with West Bank only.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  269. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘It’s not so simple. Iran has nominally accepted the international agreement that there will be no more nuclear armed powers and its suddenly turning up with nuclear weapons would mean all bets were off and it would be no great war crime for the US to respond, as warned and promised, by delivering attacks by conventional weapons sufficient to destroy or disable the future production of nuclear weapons and any existing ones…’

    So let’s get this straight. We and Iran come to an agreement that Iran is not to develop nuclear weapons. We break the agreement. Iran then proceeds to develop nuclear weapons. We get to attack her.

    Morally, you see nothing wrong with that? Hell, why bother with agreements at all? After all, apparently we’re not bound to honor them in any case. Let’s just issue orders from Oberkommando der Welt. Anyone who disobeys, we bomb.

    Wouldn’t that be simpler and clearer? More honest?

    …the pathetic, head-banging part is that even as we are losing authentic global hegemony — which, once upon a time we more or less had — we are now starting to act as if we still had it.

    …this can’t end well. No one will like how it plays out — but least of all ourselves. We’ll learn how late Manchu China felt, the Ottomans, whoever. We won’t like it.

    • LOL: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  270. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘…In abstract I do favour my one state solution with cunning constitutional changes and starting with West Bank only.’

    You’re the most dangerous sort of Zionist — the reasonable one.

    Thankfully, your breed has largely died out. The Frans and Aarons are carrying the ball now. A123. Lyin’ Zion. MCohen. Thomm. Whoever. Basically, the Three Stooges show up at the theological seminar.

    That’ll expedite matters considerably. Israel always was a doomed proposition — but with its current advocates, it’ll be over much sooner.

    You’re the last of the Mohicans.

    • LOL: mark green
  271. @Colin Wright

    Quick response. I formulated the idea of the threat before Trump had withdrawn from the agreement (not broken it BTW as far as I know). However it wasn’t just that agreement between 6 nations I had in mind. Wasn’t Iran signed up for non proliferation? Anyway, plenty of very dependent allies like to acknowledge the legitimacy of a big power going to war to defend them, and surely that’s the way several countries in the ME would regard vigorous action by the US against Iran’s nuclear weapons….

  272. @Colin Wright

    I’m only a Zionist in the sense that I accept Israel’s right to exist as a starting point though I would probably have gone along with Australia’s former (Jewish) Chief Justice and Governor-General Sir Isaac Isaacs in opposing the formation of a Jewish state.

    I suspect that it will be the reproduction rate of the Ultra Orthodox and, maybe, the Falasha Jews, that will cause a sudden rush by Askenazi leaders to make substantial changes in the direction of a secular state.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  273. @Colin Wright

    You are perhaps open-minded and flexible enough to help me with my puzzle over what, I suppose, is one of the most stimulating mysteries to ponder. How can fellow atheists, quite distinguished scientists and self made very very rich indeed with son a Rhodes Scholar, identify as Jews?
    Added detail one of the couple has a brother in Israel and stops spouse being served pork despite her joking that she’ll eat anything and “that’s his thing” . When I said I sometimes said I was a “non theist” he insisted he was an “atheist”. (The first time the subject came up I said that I sometimes described myself as an “Anglican atheist” and she replied “I suppose we are Jewish atheists”). My trouble is perhaps being brought up with very little sense of tribalism – one might call it these days one of the “privileges” though I never got far on the course of some English educated types from the top schools who who turned left in politics. I think I joined the Labour Club when I was an 18 year old Australian at Oxbridge but I’m not sure I ever attended a meeting – maybe one to hear Richard Crossman explain that they knew they were doing the right thing, years ago, in Palestine, because everyone hated them.

    I suppose that couple can be explained by the good tribal or extended family or old school or regiment ties that are largely positive -for oneself psychologically and for others that one may be disposed to treat generously more or less automatically. After all they are the children of post-war immigrants from Europe. I know the Reform rabbi who married them and he of course must believe in an Abrahamic God though he acknowledged to me that the God of the Hebrew bible was not a gentle loving one but a judgemental punitive one. In retirement he goes to Israel every year. Having not seen quite enough of him to pin him down on his presumed theism and inquire rudely about it I have to settle for enjoying his humour.

    We can exchange jokes – sometimes a bit touchy if one proffers a Jewish joke to a Jew- as, when I was about to tell him one which I prefaced with “I’ve just got this beauty from Nino Scalia [Catholic father of nine as you would remember – with a great liking for his first boss Ed Levi’s jokes], have you heard it?” he replied ” all Jewish jokes are old jokes”. (Happily I was able to cap that later when the man I regarded as Australia’s best comic told me “all jokes are old jokes”. Actually I have been adding up kind-of exceptions. My first one noted was when I was playing a young psychiatrist at tennis and, though I eventually won, was unexpectedly losing. I said, as we changed ends “You know X I should tell you that I had a stroke just two months ago”. “That’sOK” he said “I’m a psychiatrist. I handle guilt very well”. Not exactly a joke but I must have told it as one 30 times before finding that my witty opponent didn’t even remember it.

    Now blame all that on Ron unleashing that blistering insult “elderly”. I have to exercise my memory regularly, and you are today’s victim.

    Still maybe you will help me understand the Jewishness of the Jewish atheist.

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  274. @Sean

    It’s the last thing Bertrand Russell would want. To make a preemptive nuclear strike. From memory he was very loud in the opposite direction.

    Prove me wrong.

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  275. Sean says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    The Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell: The Public Years 1914-70 Bertrand Russell, ‎Nicholas Griffin (2002) is the reference. The threat would have been of preventive war, and only effective between August 1945 and when the Soviet Union detonated its own A bomb in August 1949.

  276. @RoatanBill

    ” Where is the list of US wars won”

    Okay the VC/NV suffered over 2.5 million fatalities, and the US 55, ooo, every one of them on both sides one too many, and VN is bursting with McDonalds, Burgerking and Dunkin Donats and rampant capitalism from north to south, so in my simplistic way of seeing things the US most definitely did win the war, however you leftist shit-talkers somehow manage to twist everything around and distort facts so as to make everything look like a win for your side.
    Go fuck yourself.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artist (winds)

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    , @Colin Wright
  277. @Authenticjazzman

    So, because Mercedes and BMW build cars in the US that proves Germany won WW-II?

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  278. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘I’m only a Zionist in the sense that I accept Israel’s right to exist as a starting point…’

    Well, that’s sufficient, isn’t it?

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  279. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘Still maybe you will help me understand the Jewishness of the Jewish atheist.’

    Ethnicity is in the eye of the beholder.

    Many of the inhabitants of East Prussia had been ethnic Poles, had spoken Polish, and had been considered Poles at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century.

    By the mid-twentieth century, after a hundred and fifty years of universal education and nationalist propaganda, they spoke German, considered themselves German, and to all intents and purposes — including being exterminated or driven out — were German.

    In theory, Judaism is purely religious and cultural. For practical purposes, it’s as genetic as most ‘genetic’ identities. So it hardly matters whether or not one practices the religion.

    Indeed, Zionism is at least partially an artifact of not practicing the religion. Satmar Jews et al don’t need Israel to know they’re Jews; that’s their faith. But as the bulk of Jews have stopped practicing any religion at all, they’ve come to rely on two touchstones of ethnic identity: the Holocaust and support for Israel.

    All good Jews are outraged at any attempt to in any way minimize the Holocaust. All good Jews support Israel.

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  280. @Authenticjazzman

    ‘Okay the VC/NV suffered over 2.5 million fatalities, and the US 55, ooo, every one of them on both sides one too many, and VN is bursting with McDonalds, Burgerking and Dunkin Donats and rampant capitalism from north to south, so in my simplistic way of seeing things the US most definitely did win the war, however you leftist shit-talkers somehow manage to twist everything around and distort facts so as to make everything look like a win for your side.
    Go fuck yourself.’

    But do you want to ‘win’ our next war in the same sense?

    One could as easily claim the Indians ‘won’ the Sepoy Mutiny. After all, India is independent, etc — and indeed, most of the mechanisms that led to that were initiated in response to the Mutiny.

    Then too, I suspect Viet Nam would be overrun with McDonald’s etc by now no matter what we had done — so you can hardly claim that as evidence of victory.

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  281. @Colin Wright

    Not particularly. It is only legal and practical therefore leaving all the messy facts and factoids and the dubious ethical arguments to be hassled over in order probably to square the circle at best (you can of course square a circle but you’re lucky if it’s only the 3.1415926535…… leaving unfinished business – which reminds me of a trick I can offer for amazing your grandchildren. From a Martin Gardiner book I still have in memory
    Sie, I bear a rhyme excelling
    In mystic force and magic spelling
    Celestial sprites elucidate
    All my own striving can’t relate). Ah, I’m awake now and I’ve had my coffee.

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  282. L.K says:
    @AnonStarter

    AnonStarter, about Sean, the Troll:

    You’re just a regular font of deflection and obfuscation. Pity those who actually imagine your brand of realpolitik is the best there is to offer.

    Nailed it.

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  283. karel says:
    @Colin Wright

    You are well off the mark, as usual. The transition from a Pole to German has during the centuries been neither harmonic nor perfect. Most of the people in Schesia and quite a few in Ostpreusen were confused about their identity. They were always suspect, looked down upon, and called Wasserpolaken. Czechs called them šlonzáci. The idyllic relationship between the linguistic and to some extent ethnic groups is historically well described in the following column. Read it, if you can.

    37. Vier Deutsche zu einem Viertel Hopfen und noch sagen sie: schwer. – Schles. Provinzialblätter, 1862, S. 569.
    Zur Charakterisirung des Kampfes der slawischen und germanischen Nation in Schlesien. Im vorstehenden Sprichwort werden die Deutschen als körperlich schwach verspottet. Die Sprichwörter sämmtlicher slawischen Völker geben Zeugniss davon, wie man jeden Umstand benutzt, um den Deutschen einen Hieb zu versetzen. Diese Angriffe sind mitunter, wenn man den Culturzustand derer, von denen sie ausgehen, betrachtet, ziemlich komisch. Oder soll man etwa deshalb die Deutschen für ein Diebsvolk halten, weil der Wasserpolake in Oberschlesien sprichwörtlich klagt: »Gib auf alle Ding Achtung, damit die Deutschen sie dir nicht stehlen.« Sollten wir uns voll Scham aus der Geschichte der Völker streichen, weil der Hannake in Mähren ausruft: »Wir (Hannaken) sind wir, aber die Deutschen sind Deutsche.« Diese Feindschaft tritt aber auch in den Sprichwörtern der grössern slawischen Völker hervor. »Der deutsche Stamm«, sagt der Russe, »führt nichts Gutes gegen die Slawen im Schilde«, und bedauert, dass der germanische Geist auf der ganzen Erde Boden fasst, indem er klagt: »Der Deutsche kommt wie die Weide überall fort, wohin man sie setzt«, und hofft nichts Gutes von den Deutschen für die slawische Sprache. Der Pole behauptet, der Deutsche, wenn auch ohne Scharfsinn, falle nicht von der Bank herab, und erklärt: »Solange die Welt, wird der Pole nie dem Deutschen Bruder sein«, vielmehr nur: »Friede mit den Deutschen wie zwischen Wolf und Schafen.« Dem Kroaten ist »türkische Feindschaft lieber als deutsche Liebe«. Und der Czeche ruft warnend: »Traue nicht, es ist ein Deutscher!« Er fügt begründend hinzu: »Der Deutsche wird dem Czechen – und der Slowene theilt diese Ansicht – erst günstig sein, wenn sich die Schlange auf dem Eise wärmt«, und versichert: »Da, wo die Motte im Tuch, der Wolf unter den Ziegen, der Fisch ohne Wasser, der Student unter Mädchen, der Ziegenbock im Garten und der Deutsche im Rathe der Czechen sei, gehe es nimmer gut.« (Reinsberg V, 14.)
    Poln.: Cztery Niemcy na wiertel chmiel jeszeze powiadaja

    The clearest statement on the ethnic division is as follows: ”der Hannake in Mähren ausruft: »Wir (Hannaken) sind wir, aber die Deutschen sind Deutsche.”

  284. @L.K

    The gold star on you never gets old. Love it. Looks so good.

  285. @Colin Wright

    Well it obviously is not overrun with with people walking around and carrying “Das Manifest” from one Karl Marx, or the little red book from Mao, so one most certainly can claim the location there of McDonalds or Burgerking as profound evidence of the victory of the “American way of life”, and the rejection of communism, with a granted long delay since the end of the hostilities, nevertheless present.

    AJM

  286. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘Not particularly.’

    I disagree. If one thinks a Jewish dominated state should continue to exist in Palestine, one is a Zionist. If one doesn’t, one isn’t.

    It’s not complicated. There are, of course, nice Zionists, and mean Zionists — just as there are those of us who want to see the Jews of Israel humanely resettled in the countries responsible for their being in Palestine in the first place — and those who just want to tear their tormentors limb from limb.

    But the central distinction isn’t difficult. If you want ‘Israel’ to continue, you’re a Zionist.

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  287. @Colin Wright

    “Resettled…countries [sic] responsible” You mean there’s more than the United States?

    Do you regard it as being the legal right of some country or private group to wage war against Israel till it ceases to exist as Jewish state or at all? If not do you want the US and other Securty Council members just to butt out completely and leave it up to Israel to defend itself against any attacks? What if the Security Council supports the defence of a member nation, namy Israel, against attack?

    No question of “wanting” it to exist as a Jewish state. Only a question of whether and how one might work to change that fact on the ground

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  288. @Wizard of Oz

    ‘No question of “wanting” it to exist as a Jewish state. Only a question of whether and how one might work to change that fact on the ground’

    Pull the plug. Absent our protection and subsidies, Israel would wither away within a decade.

  289. Oemiktlob says:
    @RoatanBill

    Lol! There went the Mensa qualifications.

  290. Sean says:
    @AnonStarter

    Gangster John Gotti ‘dipped neighbour in acid bath’ | The Timeswww.thetimes.co.uk › article › gangster-john-gotti-dipped…
    9 Jan 2008 — Blinded by the sun, John Favara ran over and killed the 12-year-old son of his neighbour ….

    Revenge attacks are real, people die in them every day. It is absurd to think that a man like Larry would not expect retribution from at least one relative of the thousands of victims. I said Lucky Larry would not have dared remain in the US if he had been knowingly involved in 9/11. I stand by that statement. The last thing an American Zionist wants is to be forced to actually live in Israel. That would like you going to Iran.

    Pity those who actually imagine your brand of realpolitik is the best there is to offer.

    More in need of pity would be a man who thought that with plausible circumstantial evidence they were in on the mass murder of thousands of people, he could nevertheless continue to openly live and work in the same city without fear of extra judicial hot lead.

  291. @karel

    Your are either stupid beyond belief, or an honourable scoundrel

    I’ll opt for the latter. I’m sorry for your loss but millions died in that war which Britain, France, n the US forced on Germany not the other way around. Stalin starved n butchered millions of his own subjects n occupied parts of 6 nations n massacred the entire intelligentsia of those places, n then gave an Ultimatum to Hitler making clear Stalin’s aggressive intentions.

    Hitler’s invasion of the SU was a preemptive strike to ward off Stalin’s planned invasion of Germany, for which Stalin had built the largest military in world history, paid for with millions of starved Ukrainians. Given the genocidal nature of Soviet Communism, n the slaughter that the Allies were inflicting on German civilians from the rear, the Germans had no choice but to destroy as much of Stalin’s ability to wage war as possible. As for Leningrad, they starved because Stalin gave priority to weapons, an old story among Communists who always are willing to sacrifice civilians to boost their military.

    It is strange to me that so many blame Hitler for invading Russia when Stalin had already made his plans to attack Germany clear, n there was no doubt as to his goal of killing millions of Germans, among others. If Hitler had waited for Stalin to attack, Germany would have lost the war in just a few weeks n Stalin would have occupied Berlin, Paris, Rome, n perhaps even Madrid. Tens of millions would have died, n Stalin would have looted all of Europe.

  292. @Wizard of Oz

    Hmm. The Dimwit of Oz at it again. Hezbollah is an anti-Assad force fighting to save Assad and his country from the US/Israeli proxy terrorists. That makes Hezbollah anti-Assad. I see …

  293. Mefobills says:
    @Flubber

    The Chinese communists operate with a “mandate of heaven.” If they don’t deliver to their population, they become illegitimate.

    This connection to the common good is missing in the west.

    There are exceptions in the West. Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia come to mind.

    Oh wait. They are not really of the West.

    Singapore was willed into existence by Lee Kuan Yew, and he operated as a benevolent strong man.

    Taiwan inherited the American System of Economy from Sun Yat Sen. Sen learned economy from Henry Carey’s works.

    Russia received hash lessons from finance capital and its offshoot – communism.

  294. barr says:

    “But short of the cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment or impeaching and convicting the president, it would be unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief, experts note….. about “available precautions” to prevent President Trump from initiating military action abroad or using his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons in the last days of his term”

    By David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/08/us/politics/trump-pelosi-nuclear-military.html

    David Sanger forges that attacking a country is war which depends on the Congress authorizing
    not Trump deciding on his own .

    Can a president attack Israel on the same rights and privileges that Trump has on attacking Iran? Will the rats talk of expert opinion or of impeachment ?

    Did Obama receive a pass for saying certain things on ME in his early years? He was made to walk back .
    Was he allowed to have the argument of constitutionality in support of JCOPA or Trump in support of detente with NK ?

    It seems that certain elements in the media and defense went to use Trump and get him achieve something that they know illegal but are very dear to them . These rats can always blame Trump and exonerate themselves . Its like hiding behind the oil argument for Iraq war . It is like sounding Freudian to explain Bush capitulating to the demands for Iraq war .

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