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Afghanistan is not exactly history quite yet as there still will be a lot final adjustments on the ground as well as the usual Vietnam-syndrome war of words that inevitably follows on yet another American-engineered foreign catastrophe. But the recriminations will go nowhere as there is certainly enough mud to stick on both major political parties that make Washington their home, and neither wants to be embarrassed to such an extent that anyone will actually demand change.

Regarding Afghanistan itself, I often recall hearing from a CIA friend of mine who served as the last Chief of Station in Kabul in the 1970s before the start of the Mujaheddin insurgency against the Marxist-Leninist government that was then in place eventually forced the US Embassy to close. He remarked how liberated the city was, full of smartly dressed attractive women and well-turned-out men going about their business. Though there was considerable repression in rural areas, education was highly prized by the people in the cities while many aspects of fundamental Islam were made illegal.

All of that came to a crashing halt when the United States and Saudi Arabia supported the Mujaheddin and eventually created al-Qaeda in a bid to damage the Soviets, who had intervened in the country and were backers of the Kabul regime headed by Babrak Karmal. Zbigniew Brzezinski was the “brain” behind the plan, in part to do payback for the Soviet role in Vietnam and in part because Zbig apparently had difficultly in separating his attachment for Poland, at the time part of the Soviet empire, from his role as national security adviser for Jimmy Carter, President of the United States of America.

To be sure, wars that are unsuccessful, like Vietnam and Afghanistan, do generate a certain blowback. It was regularly observed that the 1990-1 US-led Desert Storm operation followed by a victory parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City helped the United States recover from Vietnam fatigue. That meant that it would not hesitate to again use armed force to enforce its often touted “rules based international order,” best translated as US global hegemony.

Some might suggest that the best thing to do about Afghanistan is to learn from it. Hold senior officials and officers responsible for the egregious errors in judgement that led to disaster. But that will never happen as the top levels of the US government operate like a large social club where everyone protects everyone else. A Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller who has called for accountability at senior levels has already been relieved of his command and is leaving the service, a warning from above to others who might be similarly inclined to be outspoken.

So, with all that in mind, the best was to make Afghanistan go away is to begin preparations for the next war. Since that is so, how lucky is President Joe Biden to have a visit at this very critical moment from Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who presented the president with a “new strategic vision” for the Middle East. In preparation for the visit, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the prime minister’s visit “will strengthen the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel, reflect the deep ties between our governments and our people, and underscore the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.” Psaki, who conflates the deep ties between the Democratic Party and its Jewish donors with a “partnership,” predictably said everything demanded of her, only stopping short of turning in her application to join the Israel Defense Force (IDF).

Bennett met on the day before the White House meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley and also separately with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It is not known how many standing ovations were given to Bennett by the simpering US officials, but it is presumed that they were necessary as filler for the event because Austin and Milley in particular are notably inarticulate and poorly informed. The lumpish Austin did, however, echo Psaki in coming out with the usual message, telling Bennett that the Pentagon is absolutely “committed” to ensuring Israel can “defend itself” against the Iranians, that “The administration remains committed to Israel’s security and right to self-defense. That is unwavering, it is steadfast and it is ironclad.”

Bennett was engaged in delivering his timely message that the fall of Afghanistan has actually made everything in that part of Asia more dangerous, meaning that the US and Israel should prepare to fight Iran when it seeks to take advantage of the situation. More to the point, Bennett also made time to meet with the omnipotent Israel Lobby as represented by the head of its most powerful component, Executive Director Howard Kohr of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The actual discussion with Biden and who-knows-who else in the room was also predictable, minus only that Biden did not feel compelled to go down on his knees as he did with visiting outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his chief of staff Rivka Ravitz in early July. Perpetual victim Israel was presented by Bennett as facing hostilities coming from its southern border where Hamas controls the Gaza Strip. Neither Bennett nor Biden mentioned the enormous advantage in military power that Israel already possesses, as was evident in the conflict that took place three months ago, an 11-day war that left 265 dead in Gaza, including many targeted children in apartment blocks, while only 13 died in Israel.

Bennett had two principal objectives. First, he was looking for a commitment from Biden not to re-engage with Iran in the nuclear proliferation treaty Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) unless it is greatly “improved” to include peripheral regional issues as well as eliminating any uranium enrichment. As Iran is prepared to accepted the status quo ante and nothing more, Bennett knew perfectly well that his insistence on a broader agreement would be a game-breaker. And second, as a consequence of that expected commitment, he wanted assurances that the US will not withdraw its remaining forces from Iraq and Syria and would support Israel fully if it should choose to attack Iran.

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan has also been pushing the White House to admit Israel to the so-called Visa Waiver Program, which would allow Israelis to travel freely to the United States without having to obtain a visa. The program usually requires reciprocity which would mean that Israel would in turn have to admit all American travelers, but the Jewish state insists on reserving the right to block Arab and Muslim Americans for no reason whatsoever. It is presumed that Bennett discussed the issue with Blinken.

On the other more important issues, Biden appears to have bought into at least some of what Bennett was selling. In comments made after their meeting, with the Israeli standing beside him, the US President said that “We’re putting diplomacy first and see where that takes us. But if diplomacy fails, we’re ready to turn to other options.” Bennett was pleased by what he was hearing, elaborating on it, “I was happy to hear your clear words that Iran will never be able to acquire a nuclear weapon and that you emphasize that you will try the diplomatic route, but there’s other options if that doesn’t work out.” The other “options” include, of course, intensified covert action intelligence operations, assassinations and a hoped-for bombing attack on Iranian nuclear facilities and weapons sites. Attacking Iran will also have the benefit of demonstrating that Biden is a “tough” leader, surely a consideration at this point when his approval ratings are sinking.

The prime minister also surfaced another proposal for all his interlocutors, including Biden. He wants to upgrade his fleet of F-15 fighter bombers to give his military planners more options if there should be a war with Iran. The US produced F-35 is the primary fighter for IDF, but the older F-15 can carry significantly more weaponry and bomb load. Bennett has asked Washington to provide an advance on its annual \$3.8 billion military assistance package to pay for the improvements. In other words, Israel wants to start a war and have the United States pay for it, possibly in addition to actually doing much of the fighting.

Israel has, in fact, been warning that a war is coming for quite some time, a message that was delivered yet again in a timely fashion as Bennett winged his way to Washington for his meetings. As the prime minister was landing in the US, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi held a press conference in which he advised that the Israeli military advancing its “operational plans” against Iran. He observed that the country’s new military budget had funds earmarked specifically to improve IDF capabilities against Iran. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz also warned on the same day that “The State of Israel has the means to act and will not hesitate to do so. I do not rule out the possibility that Israel will have to take action in the future in order to prevent a nuclear Iran.”

So, the new Israeli premier has laid down the gauntlet and, for the moment, Joe Biden has only tentatively moved to pick it up even if he has in a sense pledged total support for Israel no matter what the Jewish state decides to do. The Israel Lobby meanwhile will be working hard to bring Joe totally into line. And to be sure Biden will have to reckon with the fact that there is a new player in town in the form of a bunch of progressive Democrats who are not in love with Israel, backed up by shrinking public support for Israeli actions resulting from the recent slaughter in Gaza. Nevertheless, a weakened and disoriented Biden will have only limited ability to stand up to an increasingly assertive Israel and its powerful lobby.

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

 
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  1. On the bright side, if Israel does bamboozle the US into going to war with Iran, it may very well prove to be Israel’s suicide note.

    Sometimes, you just have to lance a boil. You’ll feel better afterwards. Imagine a world without this succubus gnawing at our vitals.

  2. Anon62 says:

    I am curious to know the position of other US “partners” in the ME.

    I suspect KSA and other states may be re-calibrating their relationship with the US which, after the Kabul debacle will appear less militarily capable, unable to make a clean exit from a pointless “forever” war, and a much less reliable partner.

    The US offers conflict and military hardware, while being likely to cut and run; the US is therefore unreliable beyond the short term. China, with its Belt and Road Initiative, offers a commercial relationship without imposing any demands for “liberalisation,” and likely offers greater long term stability.

    If Israel elects to light up the ME most of the other states will likely find themselves on the front line of the conflict. While I doubt they would register any public complaint, I suspect they would voice concern to the US via back channels and seek to avoid any overt Israel/US/Iran conflict. If the US continues its support for Israel it is likely to further weaken its position in the ME.

    • Agree: Alfred
  3. In preparation for the visit [to Washington by Israel’s top Jew], White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the prime minister’s visit “will strengthen the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel, reflect the deep ties between our governments and our people, and underscore the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.”

    This statement could have been uttered by every press secretary since Ronald Reagan, if not LBJ.

    America is an occupied superpower.

  4. US does love proxy war! Problem is to find a proxy. I cannot see any volunteers.

  5. IronForge says:

    Non-Aggression or a Peace Treaty are the Correct Solutions to this Situation.

    *IRN can’t be Regime-Changed.
    *IRN are too large and too far from ISR.
    *CHN+PRK Military+MIC – as well as Belt+Road Civil Projects are Underway.
    *IRN circumvented the PetroUSD
    *PAK, the first Muslim Nuke Power – will be watching. Once ISR uses TacNukes/DU Rounds In Theater, PAK may get involved.

    What ISR might do are to claim IRN are supporting Hostiles in SYR, LBN, EGY, Gaza+WestBank+EastYerushalaim, and/or JOR – then take more Land from the aforementioned while making a few Fighter-Bomber Sorties against Offshore Assets of IRN…

  6. ghali says:

    It is unbelievable. The leaders of two criminal syndicates masquerading as countries are threatening a civilised nation and the entire world with nuclear attack. Israel with its large nuclear weapons arsenal (larger than China) is the world’s number one exporter of Jewish terrorism, instability and human rights violations.
    Israel is taking the U.S. regime hostage and urging it to to commit acts of aggression. Hence, it is Isreal which is posing the greatest threat to world’s peace and Humanity in broad daylight.

  7. Nobody is going to attack Iran, not now or in the future. That window is closed, if it was ever open.

    Its all about the benjamins (and I do not mean netanyahoos).

    If the Israelis cannot fight and win a war against Hamas or Hezbollah, and if the US cannot fight and win any wars either then its not about fighting and winning. Its about sucking you and I dry and laughing all the way to the bank.

    Iran is joining the SCO imminently with all obstacles removed and with its cooperation required in Afghanistan after US withdrawal.

    That’s all we need to know about when we hear huffing and puffing. Israelis know they cannot count on Uncle Shmuel to fight and win their way out of a paper bag so they continue to pick his pockets while they still can.

    • Agree: Zarathustra, beavertales
    • Replies: @Jeff Davis
  8. @Anon62

    The Saudi elite—which is to say, the thousands of kleptocratic descendants generated by Ibn Saud’s polygamy—are informally allied with Israel. That’s the reason why you never hear talk about invading or bombing Saudi Arabia despite it being the most noxious of all the Arab Moslem regimes, not even when it turned out to be home to nearly all of the alleged 9/11 hijackers. The Saudi elites favor the destruction of Iran since it represents several things that menace them: genuine opposition to both the US and Israel, a meritocratic form of Islamic government, and Shiism.

  9. Gemjunior says:

    The chutzpah of American, Israeli, and the rest of the Jews never ceases to shock me. The only thing MORE amazing to observe is the complete, mouth-breathing, puerile, vacant idiocy of the American citizen continuing to allow this. With “fake news” being the order of the day I sometimes wonder if that is really fair to say, but if I can find Unz Review, AMREN, Philip Giraldi, TOQ, Irish Savant, Gateway Pundit, etc., online then the question is why can’t the rest of my fellow citizens?
    I can’t really keep off the pessimism for much longer.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @WJ
  10. ‘I am curious to know the position of other US “partners” in the ME.’

    That gives considerable ground for hope.

    The US obviously can’t use Turkish, Syrian, or Iraqi bases to mount an attack on Iran. Afghanistan is right out. I doubt if Pakistan would care for the domestic repercussions of hosting a US attack on Iran. Iran’s 2019 attack of Saudi Arabia’s oil refinery pretty much made it clear to both Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates that offering a platform for the US to openly attack Iran would prove economically suicidal.

    Where are we going to attack Iran from? We may just have to leave it alone.

    • Replies: @cohen
    , @The_MasterWang
  11. After mandating the death shot which will have a more serious blowback than the Anthrax death shot of the 90s and later, and after the onslaught of political correctness and glorification of racism against the majority and perversion, will the military be capable of attacking Iran? Israel itself is probably facing serious problems from its continuing belief in the death shots despite evidence from their own country to the contrary, so they won’t be able to do much either. As always, the author’s views of the permanent ziocon regime seem accurate, but these other outside factors may ruin the plans of the this regime, which has sustained a torpedo under the waterline already.

    • Replies: @RestiveUs
  12. Kuru says:

    Perpetual victim Israel was presented by Bennett as facing hostilities coming from its southern border where Hamas controls the Gaza Strip. Neither Bennett nor Biden mentioned the enormous advantage in military power that Israel already possesses,

  13. JWalters says:

    The US oligarchy serves the Israeli oligarchy.

    The US courtiers follow the Israeli courtiers.

    King Crime rules from the City of London.

    Their drugs, guns, wars, bank frauds devastate the people.

    They wrap expensive silk around their rotting insides.

    “War Profiteer Story”
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
  14. Ghali says:

    It is unbelievable. Two leaders of two criminal syndicates masquerading as countries threatening a civilised nation and the entire world with nuclear attack. Israel with its large nuclear weapons arsenal (larger than China) is the world’s number one exporter of terrorism, instability and human rights violations. Israel and its Jews supporters are taking the U.S. regime hostage (in broad daylight) and with it posing the greatest threat to world’s peace and Humanity in broad daylight.

  15. Alfred says:

    I think this talk about Israel attacking Iran is nonsense. It is designed for domestic consumption in Israel. Any Israeli prime minister who does not talk about war with Iran would be quickly demonised and lose power.

    An Israeli jet cannot take off from Israel without all the countries in the area knowing about it. The Iranians would know right away from their sources. The fake “stealth” only works when the plane is heading straight for you. F-15’s are far better planes and they make no pretense to being stealthy.

    If the Azerbaijanis were stupid enough to allow the Israelis to use their airfields, that would be the end of their independence. They were a part of Iran at one time. Stalin removed it using the Soviet army. Anyway, the Iranians would know all about it right away – days in advance perhaps.

    Israel’s situation bears some resemblance to the dilemma of the USA in Europe. There is no way the USA can mobilise in Europe without the Russians being aware of it. All the Russians would have to do is to tell the Americans to send their soldiers back across the Atlantic or their transport planes would be shot down.

    War is all about logistics.

    The Americans deluded themselves that they could attack Iran from Afghanistan. At least that is what their think tanks (“thick tanks”) proposed. A glance at a detailed map would have disabused them. Below is the view of the Iranian side of the Afghan border. The scale is around 1cm per km.

    • Agree: Arthur MacBride
    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @J
  16. Apple says:
    @Anon62

    Saudi is the cradle of the wahabi ideology- the ideology that brought qaeda and isis – the saudis have deep hatred towards Shias period and have been plotting, funding and undertaking wars against Iran and her allies -including waging many of the terrorist attacks against Shia civilian Iraqis for example

    • Replies: @Alfred
  17. Out of line Biden would be sent packing to the nursing home notwithstanding his children being married to Jewish spouses and ever compliant Mrs. Douglas Emhoff (Kamala Harris) will be ushered into the Oval Office to take up the gauntlet on behalf of Israel.

    The war with Iran is inevitable but the question is whether China and Russia would support Iran via Afghanistan to undermine America … another quagmire waiting to suck up more children (20 year old soldiers)!

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  18. Anyone with a smidgen of common sense, rational thought and concern for the dangers of a nuclear conflagration in the ME should direct their attentions to the only country in the region that boasts of an estimated 200 nuclear bombs: Israel. Instead, for no other reason than our country being totally controlled by our biggest welfare recipient, we antagonize a non-nuclear country, Iran on their behalf. We are at the mercy of this most evil of nations who could give a flying fcuk if they instigated a world war to stroke their tribal egos.

    • Agree: moi, David from Alaska
  19. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:

    The Jews will never stop being… Jews.

    The misfortune of the Human Species… Satan’s People. Der Juden.

  20. Alfred says:
    @Ray Caruso

    not even when it turned out to be home to nearly all of the alleged 9/11 hijackers

    Why repeat this nonsense? You know that they had nothing to do with it. Some of them were located alive and well – living in their homeland.

    I find it nauseating when so many people keep on pretending that the Saudis, not the Israelis, were the masterminds of this event. What is your problem? Afraid to lose your job?

    Israel Did It

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
    , @Curmudgeon
  21. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    The Israel Lobby meanwhile will be working hard to bring Joe totally into line.

    Shouldn’t be hard. A bowl of ice cream, a nap, and a few million dumped into his crackhead kid’s offshore accounts.

    • LOL: Mustapha Mond
    • Replies: @anarchyst
  22. geokat62 says:

    It is presumed that Bennett discussed the issue with Blinken.</blockquote

    … and it is presumed that a portion of those discussions were conducted (off camera, of course) in the Hebrew language.

    • LOL: Larchmonter420
  23. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:
    @Gemjunior

    AmRen is a Jewish Front Gatekeeper.

  24. Exile says:

    The retreat from Afghanistan represents the failure of the last great Israeli strategic vision for the Middle-East – the Bibi generation’s “Greater Israel” scheme.

    How fortunate we are to have a Greatest Ally ™ who’s willing to propose another two-generation geostrategic Ponzi scheme for their own benefit using our blood and treasure – before the bodies are even cold from the last debacle.

    We are truly blessed by the Chosen. Praise Yahweh.

    These people never stop pushing. They need pushed back.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  25. There will definitely be an Afghanistan Syndrome, and Pentagon plus US intelligence agencies will want to prove somehow, somewhere that they can still fight and win wars. But are American people — who for most part cannot distinguish between Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, etc–really ready to fight another war right now? If one envisages an Iraq War type scenario against Iran, one would need — for invasion of Iran — a two million man army (how many troops would Israel be ready to commit?). One would be fighting an army of equal size, with considerable combat experience, on its own turf. Where does one invade? What would immediate repercussions be — in Persian Gulf, for Saudi Arabia, for Israel? Only realistic option for defeating Iran would be a nuclear war, but Iranians would be prepared for this eventuality. And even with conventional weapons would be capable of massive counter strikes–against Saudi Arabia, against UAE (Dubai), against Israel. Alternative would be invasion of Grenada Part II.

  26. Alfred says:
    @Apple

    Saudi is the cradle of the Wahabi ideology

    The British got this ideology started. They supported Ibn-Saud, the father of all Saudi kings, gain power.

    The British also created the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The British created the Baha’ism faith to try to destabilise Iran, but it never took. The long-lasting prime minister of the Shah was a Baha’i – Amir-Abbas Hoveyda

    Baháʼí Faith

    In a similar way, the Jews controlling the USA are trying to split the Orthodox Church in Ukraine away from Moscow. These are standard procedures.

    • Agree: moi
  27. TGD says:

    Bennett, the kippah wearing kike (i.e. a “jewy” Jew) recited a Hebrew prayer to Biden at their White House meeting. Why didn’t our “dotard” president respond with a passionate “Hail Mary?”

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @moi
  28. J says: • Website
    @Alfred

    You forget Iran’s ballistic missiles, that can reach Europe and possibly the USA. Land wars are over – pls observe the Middle East in the last years. America has no desire to invade Iran, it just gave up its best base for that operation in Afghanistan. As for Israel, it is waiting out the self-collapse of Iran’s clerical regime that long outlasted its survival date.

  29. Z-man says:

    Sleepy Joe met the new boss, same as the old boss, not that Biden would be able to know the difference (if there was any).

  30. moi says:
    @ghali

    Aw, c’mon, America, especially the evangelicals, are only too happy to be Israel’s bitch.

  31. Wokechoke says:
    @TGD

    Biden has long converted.

  32. moi says:
    @Alfred

    “King” Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud (shown with Vinny Churchill) was nothing more than a semi-literate bandit.

  33. moi says:
    @TGD

    How does the little beanie stick to his bald head?

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
    , @Badger Down
  34. Nevertheless, a weakened and disoriented Biden will have only limited ability to stand up to an increasingly assertive Israel and its powerful lobby.

    Could be. On the other hand, old Joe may not be long for this world or the presidency at any rate. Ending the Forever Wars could be his legacy. He could still pull troops out of Syria and Iraq.

    Is Joe the type of guy to just rip the band-aid off?

  35. @Alfred

    I don’t know who was responsible for 9/11. Maybe it was the Jews, maybe not. If you think you know, good for you. It must be nice to have such certainty. As for any “job” I might lose for being an anti-Semite, I would have lost it long ago.

    • Replies: @Weaver
    , @Herald
    , @Anon
  36. Well I put on my tinfoil hat for this one: September 11, 2001 was the 60th anniversary of Charles Lindberg’s powerful Des Moines speech in which he denounced “the Jewish element” as one of the main special interest lobbies maneuvering the United States into war with Germany. That would be quite a propitious day (for those who dwell on revenge) to begin the campaign to draw the United States into another conflict with the enemies of Jewry – and the multiples six and ten in sixty do have special magical significance in the Kabbalah.

    Whether or not they were directly involved, it’s simply inconceivable that Mossad (the “War by deception” folks) was unaware of the planned attack, particularly as the attackers were all from Israel’s ally Saudi Arabia

    • Replies: @Weaver
  37. Sean says:

    In other words, Israel wants to start a war and have the United States pay for it, possibly in addition to actually doing much of the fighting.

    But then Iran would be defeated, and Israel would have to start paying it’s own way because it would have no enemies left. And you would have nothing to write about.

    Iran is in a state of imminent war with Israel, Israel has always been in a state of imminent, nay immanent war with Iran. Israel is a guard dog for Saudi Arabia. To mix the metaphors, yes the tail wags the dog increasingly, but not to the extent that is is asserted on this post.

    Khashoggi the arms dealer, not his cousin Jamal the Saudi secret agent who created the false image of bin Laden as a successful military commander against the Soviets (it was Afghans who did all the fighting), said Iran made a major mistake by giving the Shah of Iran vast amounts of advanced armaments, because it frightened all Arab states.

    The Saudi don’t want a war against Iran for the same reason Israel does not, so it isn’t going to happen. The never ending tension between Israel and Iran is also good Middle Eat region PR for the current regime in Iran, because they are Shia Persians who can portray themselves as standing up for the Arab Palestinians.

  38. @Anon62

    If the US continues its support for Israel it is likely to further weaken its position in the ME.

    Agree your points ref unreliability of USA.
    One might add incompetence on the ground.
    But — USA is essentially a creature of “Israel”, owned and run by Jewish zionists. Yes there are some Americans as frontmen but they are just hired help.
    No more than Judas recipients of the 30 silver shekels.

    This situation will certainly weaken its ME position, but further the relentless grip of the Parasite is reducing USA towards being a Failed State.

  39. BL says:

    “The administration remains committed to Israel’s security and right to self-defense. That is unwavering, it is steadfast and it is ironclad.”

    Uh huh. That’s what the Ukraine regime was promised and is getting, good and hard.

    Israel is internally weak and divided. Bennett was the culmination of Obama’s relentless regime change efforts against Netanyahu. It shouldn’t surprise that he’s doing a photo op in the White House in a desperate effort to support the cognitively gone Biden.

    Ask yourself, does that make any sense from an Israeli perspective per the politics of the US? The Fake Polls have Biden down to 40% approval and their still fake. Moreover, the establishment Republicans like Mitt, Mitch, and Miss Lindsey, have effectively zero support with the Republican base.

    There is effectively no meaningful support for Israel in the shrinking Democrat Party base. For the moment, the party donors keep Israel as above the pay grade of the rank and file.

    That leaves MAGA and, believe me, they are none too pleased that the Israeli PM rushed to Washington to prop up Biden right as the “Biden ” administration was executing a well-planned national humiliation set-piece that was Obama’s signature (e.g. Benghazi).

    Israel isn’t the only country to estrange itself from the American people by sidling up to this illegitimate regime, just among the ones with the most to lose.

  40. Weaver says:
    @Ray Caruso

    There’s one article here insisting no planes even hit the towers, though I find it hard to believe. Maybe the Pentagon wasn’t attacked; something like that sounds plausible.

    People certainly died in the towers.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  41. Weaver says:
    @Observator

    Mossad were caught dancing after 9/11. They knew. I forget but didn’t Russia suggest it had passed on intel to the US about an attack? Some in the US likely knew. I haven’t followed the conspiracy stories though.

  42. Tom Welsh says:

    “Bennett was engaged in delivering his timely message that the fall of Afghanistan has actually made everything in that part of Asia more dangerous”.

    As you would expect, that is the exact opposite of the truth. The end of illegal war of aggression against Afghanistan has vastly improved the prospects for peace in Asia, and most Asians will immediately understand this.

    Of course, a small part of Asia is occupied by a bunch of Europeans and Americans who grabbed it through violence and hold it through violence.

    Er – as well as Afghanistan. Iraq and Syria.

  43. Tom Welsh says:

    “…an 11-day war that left 265 dead in Gaza, including many targeted children in apartment blocks, while only 13 died in Israel”.

    That’s only a ratio of 20:1. Master races and chosen races usually like to inflict punitive deaths of at least 100:1 on those who presume to opposte them.

  44. “Attacking Iran will also have the benefit of demonstrating that Biden is a “tough” leader, surely a consideration at this point when his approval ratings are sinking.”

    The money shot of the article.

    A wounded animal is always unpredictable……. let’s hope cooler heads prevail, as they have in the past.

  45. Agent76 says:

    August 25, 2021 The Great Game of Smashing Countries

    American people and Congress, Carter authorised a \$500 million “covert action” programme to overthrow Afghanistan’s first secular, progressive government. This was code-named by the CIA Operation Cyclone.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/great-game-smashing-countries/5753936

    Zbigniew Brzezinski Taliban Pakistan Afghanistan pep talk 1979

    In 1979 Carters National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski went into Pakistans border regions with Afghanistan to give a little pep talk to some prospective majehadeen (Holy Warriors).

    • Replies: @nickels
  46. @A Half Naked Fakir

    “Out of line Biden would be sent packing to the nursing home notwithstanding his children being married to Jewish spouses and ever compliant Mrs. Douglas Emhoff (Kamala Harris) will be ushered into the Oval Office to take up the gauntlet on behalf of Israel.”

    That is my fear as well.

    As he was never vetted publicly, one can only wonder what ‘shadow’ President Emhoff will be able to accomplish on behalf of Israel given his presumed influence once his better half is installed according to plan. Very worrying.

    Not sure war with Iran would be ‘inevitable’, but it certainly appears it would be made more likely, sad to say. Let’s hope not, but it sure seems that sleepy Joe won’t make it through one full year as President at the rate he’s going…… 🙁

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Jim H
  47. Cking says:

    Israel’s security concerns are actually a warfare offensive that serves her policy of primitive accumulation for empire. She is never and will never be satisfied. Israel is a client-state of the United States and must accede to US foreign policy which should wrap things up in the Middle East in a Westphalian policy that fosters harmony among nations. Feigning powerlessness before Israel is ridiculous, a monstrous offensive before the American people by the subservient Congress and Executive.

    Israel’s unilateral or one-sided demands on the United States are absolutely irrational, genocidal, and totally unacceptable. JFK and RFK were publicly executed and the entire US political system debauched for this ultimate insane outcome? Since 9/11, the actual national security of the United States demands the reorganization of the present Wall St. owned two party political system and the Federal Reserve Bank that can only manage America’s wealth, money, and credit to wage war. there are no other options.

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Agent76
  48. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    progressive Democrats who are not in love with Israel, backed up by shrinking public support for Israeli actions resulting from the recent slaughter in Gaza

    The one-sided Gaza shooting gallery affair, which keeps getting called a “war”, is already fading in public memory. Vast majority of US public is unlike the sort of person who writes for or reads this website; they all have short attention spans and really don’t care who gets killed as long as it’s out of sight, out of mind. There’ll be a propaganda blitz of enemy atrocity stories to get a chicken-sh*t public scared enough to accede to whatever they’ve got planned. A false flag or two may also be in the works. The supposed “progressive” Dems can be shoved aside and aren’t popular enough with the broad mass of Americans because of their stance on other issues to really gain much traction. Public support? This is not a democracy, it’s just a facade of one to fool the public. They want a war they’ll engineer one and have the chumps clamoring for it.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @FreedomAndTruth
  49. nickels says:
    @Agent76

    No way, is that an Mi-6?
    I guess maybe just an 8.
    Russia has the coolest choppers.

  50. Agent76 says:
    @Cking

    Good informative post Cking. This will give everyone a clear veiw of the world.

    Which Corporations Control The World?

    A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use?

    https://internationalbusinessguide.org/corporations/

    “Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.” Henry Kissenger

    • Agree: Cking
  51. Was there a victory parade down 5th Ave. in NY? I don’t remember it. I remember one down Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. I was there for it. Spent the entire day in D.C. with the family in tow. I still have a cap with vet signatures all over it.

    I remember the flyovers of stealth fighters and bombers, among the many, many aircraft to fly over the crowds that day. I’ve never seen a fireworks show to equal the one put on that night, with Lee Greenwood singing, “I’m proud to be an American,” played over the PA. People were singing along, including me.

    I wish I could feel the same degree of patriotism today that I felt then.

    • Replies: @WJ
  52. @Idiocrates

    Comprehensively perfect, reality-based analysis. Israel won’t fight any war herself. But the US govt, its polity recoiling from Israeli barbarism, makes the obligatory Ziopunk noises as it forks over the cash. All benjamins all the time, as the geopolitical crime-in-progress slouches towards its next holocaust.

    The Zionists wanted their own country so that they could fully self-actualize. Mission Accomplished: full-blown ugliness achieved.

    Interesting times.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  53. @Kuru

    Yes Joe fell asleep and is dreaming that Bennett is JFK wearing a big black hole in the back of his head or also known as the JFK Kippah.

  54. Anon[390] • Disclaimer says:

    This is what we are afraid of
    https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/this-is-what-we-are-afraid-of.276650

    Brzezinski Interview
    https://dgibbs.faculty.arizona.edu/brzezinski_interview

    Hillary Clinton Email Archive
    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/7378

    CIA report into shoring up Afghan war support in Western Europe, 11 Mar 2010
    https://wikileaks.org/wiki/CIA_report_into_shoring_up_Afghan_war_support_in_Western_Europe,_11_Mar_2010

    Elliott Abrams believes that it’s a good thing that the Taliban have triumphed in Afghanistan

  55. @Colin Wright

    Why do you think Israel wants visa free entry into USA? If the coming war with Iran
    goes wrong, the rats can jump ship.

    Israel’s biggest handicap is it’s small size. It feels cornered as all the predictions by the Iranians about the zionist regime disappearing seem to be coming true.

    • Replies: @DirtyHarriet
  56. @Ray Caruso

    It goes all the way back when Saudi ancestors did murder grandson of the prophet because he did marry Persian princess and wanted yo move to Persia.

  57. The zionists took control of America with The Act of 1871 and then sealed the deal with their privately owned FED and IRS 2 of the 10 planks of the communist manifesto, in 1913.

    This control has been proven by all the zionists perpetrated wars the ZUS has fought for the zionists and by their attack on the USS Liberty and their attack in coordination with traitors in the ZUS government on the WTC on 911.

    America is under communist/zionist control.

    • Replies: @Publius 2
  58. @Jeff Davis

    One can rarely go wrong, on one’s conclusions ,when the role of money is taken into account in politics, or anything else for that matter. It’s decisively central to all of life. Follow the money.

  59. cohen says:
    @Colin Wright

    What “partners” in the ME. You mean the domesticated donkeys like Saudis, Emirates (name used in several Islamic countries), Jordanians, Egyptians, Kuwaitis, Qataris, etc. Pakistan to some degree is a colony of US, however, they have a card to play by providing soldiers to Saudi family protection. Remember the the crown prince MSM or MSNBC or MCBC whatever lured his cousins/uncles to Ritz Carton and arrested all of them, giving them a royal treatment with hanging them upside down and spanking with water hoses.

    The prince at the time did not rely on Saudi army in fear of any leak and instead used the lap dogs or Pakistani army that provided the protection. That is why Pakistan never made the list of terrorist countries thanks to the Saudi family.

    The fancy name for slave countries is Partners in the ME

  60. WJ says:
    @Gemjunior

    Gateway Pundit is about as Zionist as you get.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  61. @Anon62

    America’s reckless spending on arms and projecting power is dependent on the Petro-Dollar.
    Libya is in ruins because Qaddafi thought of a different currency.
    Saddam announced that he would sell in Euros and the WMD was just an excuse.
    Now when the Afghan debacle was happening recently, Saudi Arabia has quietly signed a deal for arms with Russia. https://www.rferl.org/a/saudi-russia-arms-weapons-/31425164.html
    America is skidding downhill with a ball and chain that is dragging it ever faster.

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  62. WJ says:
    @RebelWriter

    That was the war where we were told by eyewitnesses that the Iraqi soldiers were tossing babies out of incubators. The person telling this story was the undercover daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador who had actually not been in country for 5 years. Preceding this war April Glasbie, the US ambassador, told Saddam that the USA had not interest in the outcome of the conflict between Kuwait and Iraq.
    Desert Storm was based on a sham as much as any war.

    • Agree: Carroll Price
  63. @Kuru

    A kipper is a whole herring, a small, oily fish,[1] that has been split in a butterfly fashion from tail to head along the dorsal ridge, gutted, salted or pickled, and cold-smoked over smouldering wood chips (typically oak).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipper

    Mental image of Naftali with a small oily fish stuck to the back of his head with bubblegum, vainly trying to waken Joe who dreams of financial coups in Ukraine.

    Great Western Leaders of Our Time Safeguarding Our Rights.

    PS Yah I know, but it sounds (almost) the same.

    PPS Zio-war vs Iran will never happen b/c SCO, US “military” incompetence, the rest of the world has better things to do.

  64. anarchyst says:
    @Anonymous

    …don’ forget a fresh diaper change as well…

  65. anarchyst says:

    Just throwing something out there…
    Is it possible that the American military equipment that was left behind could be used by non-jew interests (Iran) to keep israel in line?
    It is no secret that the equipment left behind is first-rate, and with the proper training could be used by Iran to keep israel at bay. Defending against attacks by israel would be a worthwhile goal.
    One can only hope…

    • Replies: @The_MasterWang
    , @BluEidDvl
  66. @Kuru

    Like a psychopathic greedy beggar kissing up to a career criminal saying how great he is, while starting fights hoping he’ll be protected.

  67. @moi

    How does the little beanie stick to his bald head?
    Super glue? Blu tack? Snot? I really dont know. If somebody does, do let us know,

    • LOL: Z-man
  68. I used to be fond of saying there are always at least two reasons for every war; one of which is the real reason, the one that motivates the elites, and the other is the one they use to motivate the public to do the fighting for them.

  69. @Alfred

    The key word is “alleged”.

  70. Publius 2 says:
    @Desert Fox

    Private property will have to be seized.

  71. @Weaver

    At one time there was a video showing a man in front of equipment, including a monitor, set up on a street with one of the towers in the background. A plane showed up on the screen as a plane entered the background. It was cited as “proof” of a hologram.
    Ironically, in an old Trump interview, he described how much steel was in the buildings, and how girders were on each side of the windows. The question then, is how does a giant aluminum drink can with aluminum wings cut through steel and disappear into the building, while leaving the wings in tact and no debris field?
    As for the Pentagram, speculation is that it was a Soviet era Granit missile, possibly from Ukraine.

  72. @Rev. Spooner

    An appeal to all you wonderful and aware folks here.
    It was just a few years ago our world was free and we could exchange ideas and news.
    I suspect that like most commentators here, you are like me “Out of sight, out of mind”.
    Let me remind you of some wonderful and insightful commentators who are still around but now you have to make an effort to see them.
    Here’s a very short list.
    Brother Nathaniel a brave soul. After he was banned by Tou Yoube I found him again on other channels. Same as Adam Green, Tru News, Amazing Polly, American Vagabond, James Corbett, and so many more video bloggers now banned. I cannot even imagine the trauma and difficulties they have faced.
    We have to remind each other about the other channels and where they are, support our favorite ones and make certain they stay visible.
    Thanks

    • Agree: Katrinka
  73. RobinG says:

    Some news today, Robert David Steele, a “former CIA agent who bought into QAnon conspiracy culture has seemingly died from COVID.”

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/3569873/cia-agent-robert-david-steele-died-covid/

  74. Herald says:
    @Ray Caruso

    I don’t know who was responsible for 9/11.

    That’s interesting, but still it wasn’t enough to stop you pointing your finger in the direction of SA.

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  75. The same old bark with no teeth. Twenty years of empty threats. Unable to conclude a war in Gaza with all that might against an isolated imprisoned and impoverished population with limited resources. No, I don’t think so.
    Israel is in a very dire situation. It’s facing an existential threat.
    The Israelis have been trying for a long time to get the Americans to fight Iran for them and that is not going to happen. Their best chance was in 2019 and Trump showed his COWARDICE.
    The axis of resistance told the Americans that they must leave the ME by year’s end either vertically or horizontally. That is what is worrying Israel.
    Adventurism in the ME is over. Any miscalculation by any entity will be its last.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
  76. @Colin Wright

    Sail right into the Persian gulf. It will be fun.

  77. @anarchyst

    The equipment left behind in Afghanistan? That’s just enough to equip a few motorized infantry divisions. Not going to change anything. A few days of bombing and it will be gone.

  78. Jim H says:

    ‘[Biden] has in a sense pledged total support for Israel no matter what the Jewish state decides to do.’ — Philip Giraldi

    Unconditional support for Israel — ‘unwavering, steadfast and ironclad‘ – DefSec Lloyd ‘Raytheon’ Austin — is the norm in the Depublicrat party.

    Trump and his Israeli-agent UN ambassador Nikki Haley personified this unconditional support, giving Israel everything it wanted — moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing Israel’s theft of the Golan Heights, etc.

    And what did it avail them? Jews voted majority Democrat, as is their wont; Trump lost the election, allegedly, thanks to some large, one-sided wee-hours vote dumps. Weird.

    Incredibly, ever since George W Bush went whole-hog pro-Israel on his one-term dad’s advice to ‘just give Israel everything it wants,’ it’s actually the Democrat party that exhibits at least a slight bit of nuance and skepticism toward Israel.

    As the weakest president since Millard Fillmore, ‘Biden’ is in no position to confront the Lobby as ol’ George H.W. Bush once did (the last instance of a US president publicly opposing Israel), asserting that he was ‘one guy’ combating over a thousand Israel lobbyists besieging the Hill, demanding US loan guarantees.

    Everyone was shocked — shocked — by Bush’s flagrantly ‘antisemitic’ [sic] remark. Bush soon was reduced to penning a cringing ‘Dear Shoshana’ [Cardin] letter, profusely apologizing for blurting out an unacceptable truth. But to no avail — the Lobby helped flush his one-term presidency down the toilet.

    If reckless Israel does unleash a unilateral attack on Iran, ‘Biden’ will find that a war-weary US public, disgusted by the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, has little taste for a new and more dangerous middle eastern permawar. But likely ‘Biden’ will do nothing to stop it.

    Israel is our misfortune.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Sir Launcelot Canning
  79. Art says:

    There is a major element left out of this Biden-Bennett Iran war circle-jerk — Russia/China!

    Russia is making military moves in Syria that will cut off air space to Israel. It is building up its naval and air bases in Syria. Also, China wants a stable trade route through Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

    Russia has invited Iran into the Shanghai Cooperation Council. It is a Russian and Chinese self-defense organization aimed against Islamic terrorism funded by the CIA and Mossad.

    Hmm — attack Iran and you attack Russia and China both. Israel’s window of opportunity to attack Iran is closing.

    The whole “Iran nuke story” is a farce, a lie, it is a fundraising ploy designed to keep the money flowing into Israel. Israel has no intention of attacking Iran, because it does not want a war with Hezbollah on its own territory.

  80. I’d trust the Islamic Republic of Iran long before I’d trust the Terrorist Theocracy of Eretz Yisrael & its Shabbos goyim.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  81. Anonymous[170] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    The USA has lost all sense of Dignity/selfrespect…After the Afghanistan disaster that cost more than \$3TRILLION thousands dead, and Israel keeps on battering the USA. In past times this disaster would demand that all State Dept would resign , be purge, BUT the NEOCONS are praising Biden, pushing the exactly opposite narrative to the FACTUAL REALITY (Atlantic Mag)..Americans dont realize that the American Defeat in Afghanistan is the 9/11 II. The only winner has been ISRAEL/China that will exploit Afghanistan RICH natural resources in minerals, gas, etc. And according to intelligence sources Israeli/Mossad control enable train the ISIS/K proxies that killed the 17 US Marines in Kabul…War with Iran would mean a NUCLEAR Regional War(s)…This NEOCON Zio/psychopatic/fanatical/sick obsession with israel first has destroyed AMERICA irrevocably. 90% of Bidens regime are NEOCON Jews…

  82. Jim H says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    ‘One can only wonder what ‘shadow’ President Emhoff will be able to accomplish on behalf of Israel given his presumed influence once his better half is installed according to plan. Very worrying.’ — Mustapha Mond

    Marrying Jews is practically de rigueur for ambitious Democratic families: Clinton’s daughter; Trump’s daughter; the Biden children; etc. Intermarriage establishes reliable shabbos goy status … and in response, campaign donations flow like the River Jordan!

    But ‘shadow president Emhoff’ — who is already gadding about making public appearances (pushy, pushy) — would be the first Jewish presidential spouse.

    Very worrying indeed: not merely because of the predictable Israeli favoritism, but also because of the very real security threat of classified information falling into his hands — whether from ‘pillow talk’ or pilferage — and being leaked to Israel.

    Potentially, Emhoff could be the next Jonathan Pollard — and should be treated as such.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  83. BluEidDvl says:
    @anarchyst

    Hmmm, very interesting idea. It certainly does make one wonder WHY we would leave so many billions of \$ worth of top notch equipment in Afghanistan?. Tens of thousands of vehicles. Hundreds of aircraft. Hundreds of thousands of firearms. Either we’re grotesquely inept & incompetent & should immediately get out of the super power business or there is some ulterior motive going on here?. Could it be left there as a counter to China?. China is a commercial empire, they’ve shown little interest or inclination in a military based empire outside of their own immediate territorial realm of Taiwan & the South China Sea. Afghanistan is indeed a treasure trove of rare earths/precious metals but China can acquire all the Cobalt, Germanium & Thorium it needs by trading with the Afghans with Chinese consumer goods. So, we leave billions of \$ of our equipment with a known terrorist entity (Taliban) or there is a plan afoot to get it to someone else?.. 🤔

  84. @mark green

    America is an occupied superpower.

    Fred Reed would inform you that Jewish brain power is why it’s a superpower. And he’s right since the unassisted Gentile mind is incapable of creating pure evil, for evil’s sake.

  85. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kuru

    does he need to listen ? Its imprinted in the DNA of the dog when and hiw to resoond to the cue . Coming to DC is itself a cue .

    By the way

    “In April 1996, Israeli artillery shells rained down on a United Nations compound where hundreds of civilians were taking refuge. As the shells exploded and the building collapsed, 106 civilians died and another 116 were injured.
    The attack, now known as the Qana Massacre, was part of a larger Israeli offensive known as Operation Grapes of Wrath, a 16-day campaign of aggression in southern Lebanon.
    The United Nations investigated the Qana Massacre and determined the Israeli shelling was deliberate. Then-UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghani condemned the attack, writing it was “all the more serious because civilians, including women and children, had sought refuge” in the compound the Israelis destroyed.
    The commander of the unit that launched the assault was a man named Naftali Bennett, who’d go on to boast, “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life and there’s no problem with that.”
    Bennett, of course, is now Israel’s prime minister. And on August 25, he arrived for a visit at the White House.” counterpunch .com

    USA if wants can meet with Tyler of Liberia , Kabila of Comgo, and could t have sat down with Pablo Escobar in 1992.

    • Replies: @RichardDuck
  86. Anxiously awaiting the day Iran or any other country on Israel’s hit list torches Tel Aviv. I really can’t wait. Maybe China or Russia or Pakistan will sell Iran the bomb, not any old bomb, but the nuclear one, or 2 or 10.

  87. My granddad taught me to call ‘black’ ‘black’ and ‘white’ ‘white.’

    He said, ‘The less confusion you create, the more clear your message will be…’

    Needless to say, as a youngster, back then, that message went right over my head.

    Today, I refer to the land as ‘Occupied Palestine,’ for that’s what it is.

    Giving it any other name, legitimizes injustice.

    Injustice shouldn’t have a place among those that believe in a just world.

    Ad hominem attack in…

    3

    2

    1

    • Agree: RichardDuck
  88. R.C. says:

    As re:

    As Iran is prepared to accepted the status quo ante and nothing more, Bennett knew perfectly well that his insistence on a broader agreement would be a game-breaker.

    I think the author meant ‘deal breaker.’
    As re that meeting, the only issue is how much (not whether) Bribem and the US swallowed.
    R.C.

  89. @Ray Caruso

    The Saudis provided the fake IDs and laundered the missing Pentagon funds Donald Rumsfeld talked about. Israel provided the demolition teams, with the Jew-owned MSM providing the on-going cover story. Near perfect combination I might add.

  90. The greatest danger now is Biden being surrounded by Jews in his administration is told he has to look strong and if he passes on a war with Iran he will even look more weak with his presidency effectively over. They have found the perfect president they can manipulate into war. The Jews that are in his administration are de facto Israelis who will be actively working with the Israeli leadership to guide this country into fighting a war for Israel.

  91. anon[275] • Disclaimer says:

    Iran is just a distraction. The real war now by the neocons is against China. Unlike our poodles in Western Europe, South Korea and Japan, China has a visionary leader who dares to take the country in a different direction than that prescribed by globohomo. Neocon mouthpiece WSJ has been printing hysterical hit pieces on a daily basis over all the recent changes announced by the CPC, including:
    – reining in big tech with strict data privacy laws, and prohibiting them from enlisting overseas
    – tackling inequality by restricting big capital. Private Equity firms are no longer allowed to buy up real estate.
    – reining in celebrity worship culture by fining their top celebrities for tax evasion(\$46m on one), arresting the one accused for rape, criticizing vain stupid shows that glorify effeminate males and blindly ape the West and trying to take them off the air (death to K-pop/C-pop)
    – restricting children’s videogame playing time to 3 hours per week
    – no homework for kids 6 and under
    – restricting hours allowed for private tutoring

    If we were a real country, we’d adopt similar measures to put us back on the right path. But we are no longer a real country. We are a vassal state of Israel and a soulless for-maximum-profit corporatocracy, so we will continue to sink into degeneracy.

    It remains to be seen if these measures will actually work, but just by attempting to put them in place, it’s clear the CPC has decided they’ve seen enough of the globohomo way, and that the extreme inequality, big tech/big capital power and cultural rot in the West is no way forward for China and her people.

    For the sake of humanity, I hope they succeed. The rest of the world that continues to follow the way of the West will follow us straight down the abyss.

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  92. @BluEidDvl

    It certainly does make one wonder WHY we would leave so many billions of \$ worth of top notch equipment in Afghanistan?

    Wasn’t worth it to bring it all back. Besides, the Taliban can now become the world’s largest arms dealer. 600,000 M-16s and M4s and some 30MM chain guns, hundreds of tons of ammo for same, RPGs, who knows, maybe there are some Stingers in the mix. The helos and whatever aviation assets they ‘inherited’ are nothing to sweat, they can’t fly them, even if they could, they can’t fix them. They’re scrap. Anything in Afghaanistan isn’t top-notch if it’s there, it’s all stuff moved in from Iraq, all old, beaten up stuff, other than rifles and ammo. But in the hand-carried weapons realm, the Taliban are loaded.

    • Agree: BluEidDvl
  93. @anon

    Bennett looks like he is the best person to initiate a major confrontation with Iran with the help of the many Israelis in the Biden cabinet. It will be interesting to see how Biden manages the pressure. I am not sure the US military will like it to be dragged to war by Israel as their next deployment.

  94. @Jim H

    Shadow President Emhoff is merely taking over where Shadow President Kushner left off.

    • Replies: @Jim H
  95. SafeNow says:

    The main lesson from the past two weeks: Biden is sufficiently unstable, irrational, and impulsive to justify the U.S.’s ending the “one-man rule” that applies to a White House nuclear-launch order. Make it above-boards. The pretext would be that, golly gee, the Afghanistan exit showed us that the world of military intelligence has gotten so complicated, that it’s – – simile alert – – like putting socks on an octopus, and no one man, no matter how astute he is, can make a timely assessment.

  96. Art says:

    WOW — — WOW — Rick Wiles on TruNews.com has called Antony Blinken a “Zionist” and the Department of State a Zionist organization. That is how it started. See it!

  97. Apple says:
    @Alfred

    The wahabi ideology preceded the British interference by a long shot .. read on Mohammed Abdul wahab and Ibn taymeya preceding that.. the British, Americans, Israelis etc.. did not create the ideology – for sure they take advantage of it politically etc… but understand, and I say this after conducting considerable research, the official religion of Islam that we know – mainly among the majority – is representative of the religion of the state and not the religion of the Prophet of Islam

    • Agree: Alfred
  98. @Rev. Spooner

    Thus why the big investors bought up all of the real estate…

  99. This piece is garbled US slang.

    Translation:
    Afghanistan ==> US wars
    Vietnam ==> US wars

    So when the author says “make Afghanistan go away”, he means “make US wars go away”.
    US English reminds me of a scuba diver I met in Polynesia. He had grazed his leg on some coral, and in the extreme heat and humidity of the Pacific Ocean, the wound had festered. US English is also replete with gooey pits of pus. “Vietnam was a mess.” No: the US war in Vietnam was a mess.

    And don’t think I’m pro-Brit! What WERE those 15,000 (!) British people doing in Afghanistan last week? USUKisrael is a mess.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  100. The Americans will avoid any type of serious conventional engagement with even a second rate adversary due to the simple fact that they lack the fortitude and willingness to absorb significant casualties. Washington can’t rely on the American people to join up and the last thing they want to do is draft anyone. That will start an uprising in the U.S which is the last thing they want

    The soft gentle character of the U.S politically correct military simply isn’t up to the job of slugging it out with a determined enemy who could care less about losses. Combine that with a significant number of the U.S population overweight , consumers of all types of junk and porn and mentally warped in idolatry of sick entertainment figures. If the Pentagon can’t employ special ops teams, drones or a air attack in countries with no air defenses to obtain their goals then they’ll turn tail and run or avoid a fight all together.

    • Agree: Ray Caruso, gT
  101. @Badger Down

    What WERE those 15,000 (!) British people doing in Afghanistan last week? USUKisrael is a mess.

    Whether intentional or not, you got that backwards — ISRAELukus is a mess.

  102. @Herald

    The official version was that the hijackers were Arab Sunni Moslems, mostly from Saudi Arabia, and ultimately led by a Saudi, Osama bin Laden. That means ZOG contradicted its own version of events by turning around and blaming Iraq. I have to say that I don’t understand why they ever blamed Saudis in the first place since they never intended to attack Saudi Arabia. Maybe, to avoid being attacked, the Saudis secretly surrendered after 9/11, recognizing Israel behind the scenes and transferring billions both to the Jews and to the Bush crime family and that made ZOG change its mind from attacking them.

  103. @moi

    Don’t mock the afflicted. The gentleman on the left with the unfortunate face has brain cancer. A large, black spot on the crown of his head can mean only one thing.

  104. RestiveUs says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    What is your evidence that these vaccinations will be a direct cause of death to the recipients? For all we know, they could be injecting water into people’s arms at \$23 a squirt. Side-effects are one thing, but on what actual evidence to you base your assertion that these are “death shots”? I have family members who have taken the vaccinations. How soon can I expect their passing?

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @Alfred
  105. @BluEidDvl

    The Taliban were able to counter the US without all those fancy stuff. Anyway the equipment left behind is only enough for a few divisions of motorized infantry. Not going to stop any proper invasion. If the Taliban are smart they will just sell the stuff they can’t use like the Blackhawks and the C-130s.

  106. @anon

    I must say I’d rather envious of the Chinese. It must feel great to belong to a great and ancient nation that is once again rising to global preeminence. Hong Kongers and Taiwanese who would rather be part of the decadent “West” are contemptible.

  107. Another Schwar, which is why we need to be Anti-Schwar.

  108. Anon[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfred

    “one must return to the 1920’s to fully appreciate the origins of this informal and indirect alliance between Saudi Arabia and the Zionist entity. An illuminating study by Dr. Askar H. al-Enazy, titled, The Creation of Saudi Arabia: Ibn Saud and British Imperial Policy, 1914-1927, has further and uniquely provided any student of British Imperialism primary sourced evidence on the origins of this alliance. This study by Dr. Enazy influences the following piece.  The defeat of the Ottoman Empire by British imperialism in World War One, left three distinct authorities in the Arabian peninsula: Sharif of Hijaz: Hussain bin Ali of Hijaz (in the west), Ibn Rashid of Ha’il (in the north) and Emir Ibn Saud of Najd (in the east) and his religiously fanatical followers, the Wahhabis

    they if they ( 2 non Wahabi )
    don’t tow the British line and avoid entering into an alliance with the Sharif, the Empire will unleash Ibn Saud and his Wahhabis who after all is at Britain’s ‘beck and call’.[6]
    ……

    if not “the British would unleash Ibn Saud against Hijaz.”[7] In the meantime the British were planning to unleash Ibn Saud on the ruler of Ha’il, Ibn Rashid.

    …….

    17] In Ta’if, Ibn Saud’s Wahhabis committed their customary massacres, slaughtering women and children as well as going into mosques and killing traditional Islamic scholars.[18] They captured the holiest place in Islam, Mecca, in mid-October 1

    …..
    On the propaganda level, the British served the Wahhabi takeover of Hijaz on three fronts. Firstly, they portrayed and argued that Ibn Saud’s invasion of Hijaz was motivated by religious fanaticism rather than by British imperialism’s geo-political considerations.[20] This deception is propounded to this day, most recently in Adam Curtis’s acclaimed BBC “Bitter Lake” documentary, whereby he states that the “fierce intolerant vision of wahhabism” drove the “beduins” to create Saudi Arabia.[21] Secondly, the British portrayed Ibn Saud’s Wahhabi fanatics as a benign and misunderstood force who only wanted to bring Islam back to its purest form.[22] To this day, these Islamist jihadis are portrayed in the most benign manner when their armed insurrections is supported by Britain and the West such as 1980’s Afghanistan or in today’s Syria, where they are referred to in the western media as “moderate rebels.” Thirdly, British historians portray Ibn Saud as an independent force and not as a British instrument used t

    https://mondoweiss.net/2016/01/zionism-kingdom-arabia/

    2 nationalistic pan Arab anti Zionist forces were busy fighting Ottoman
    .Britain used them and then picked the most regressive ,intolerant. nepotistic segment known as Saud and desert Wahabis because they accepted future Israel and agreed to offer religious support to British imperialism .

    Britain on its part , protected and nurtured Sadi but also portrayed it as most inhuman regressive
    anti – science anti -west because that meant Saudi can be blamed when necessary and can be prevented from having opening to the rest of the world .

    Britain ‘s dirty system is still operational and has to be wiped off the face of the earth .

    • Agree: nokangaroos, Alfred
    • Replies: @Malla
    , @Malla
    , @Malla
  109. anarchyst says:
    @RestiveUs

    I hope that I am wrong but fear that I am right.
    Look for a massive “die-off” in 18 months to two years. This “delay” is necessary to deflect blame from the “vaccines” themselves to “natural causes” or another “COVID variant”.
    This “plandemic” has been in the works for a long time, well before the 2020 election. In fact, “Dr.” Fauci predicted a “plandemic” in 2017. This has the dual purpose of depopulation by outright deaths and sterilization and the derailing of Donald Trump’s second presidential term.
    I have read just about all of the official literature on the poisons (oops, I mean “treatments”) and have come to these conclusions.
    mRNA substances have never worked and always resulted in the deaths of the test subjects, whether animal or human. Most of the deaths did not occur until months after the injections.
    You can bet that the world’s “movers and shakers” publicly received saline injections and NOT the “real things”.

    • Agree: Alfred
  110. Iva says:

    Zbigniew Brzeziński sold his soul to Rockefellers . Trilateral Commision is a globalist organization set up by Brzeziński at the order of Rockefeller.

  111. OT but really, I never get tired of how utterly stupid these “leaders” look all masked up against a disease that kills 0.0001%. Admittedly, Biden is in the highest risk group, but that’s why he should be at home not in the White House. Chinese history students will be rolling on the floor laughing at these idiots, like pictures of Victorian women with huge bustles, or 1910 “race car” drivers daring speeds of 10mph. No wonder the Afghanis ate his lunch.

  112. HT says:

    Whites, do not participate in this. Do not join the military and fight these insane wars to make defense contractors wealthier for a country that hates your guts.

  113. Atle says:

    Always another war. Nothing left to be said.

  114. @WJ

    Gateway Pundit is about as Zionist as you get.

    I was quickly & permanently banned at Gateway Pundit for stating facts (FACTS) displeasing to its Zionist Jews.

    • Replies: @FreedomAndTruth
  115. Alfred says:
    @RestiveUs

    I have family members who have taken the vaccinations. How soon can I expect their passing?

    Most people have a very short time horizon. They take vitamins and expect an immediate improvement in their health, for example. But that is not how biology works.

    There is plenty of evidence that these “shots” (the are not vaccines) contain trillions of nano-particles of graphene and much else. Do a search on Bitchute.com.

    David Icke has been telling those who were prepared to listen for thirty years about this planned genocide. Here is a recent video. He mentions lots of research that you can look up – that is if you value your well-being and that of your nearest.



    Video Link

    There is that old saying – “you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink”.
    Good day! 🙂

  116. Malla says:
    @Anon

    It is a bit more complicated than that. The biggest destroyer of the Ottoman Empire were the early Young Turks, who pushed for Turkish nationalism which in turn led to alienation of Arabs. The Ottoman Empire was seeing its power waning w.r.t European powers including Russia for a long time. So many Ottomans/Turks were looking for answers and also self reflection. This partly was leading to Turkish nationalism in the Ottoman Empire. These revolutionaries wanted to depose the Old Ottoman system. Earlier we had groups like the ‘Ottoman Union Society’ made up of intellectuals and officers of the Imperial Military Medical School of Constantinople. One more later such revolutionary faction was the CUP or the “Committee for Unity and Progress” who were related to the Young Turks. Some of their leading members included Ismail Enver Pasha, Mehmed Talaat Pasha, Ahmed Djemal Pasha etc…Some of the founding members of the Young Turks were non Turkish Muslims of the Ottoman Empire such as Ibrahim Temo who was Albanian, Mehmed Reshid who was Circassian, Abdullah Cevdet who was Kurdish, Ishak Sukuti who was Kurdish too etc… There were other groups such as the ‘The Young Ottomans’, ‘League of Private Initiative and ‘the Ottoman Liberty Association’. In 1906, the Young Turks forced the Sultan Abdulhamid II for constitutional reforms. Some believe many of these are connected to Freemasonry or Donmeh Jews or Frankists or Globalist Zionists etc… and that may be true. The protocols of Zion does speak of Turkey at the end after they have done their “revolutions’” in Europe. So that is all possible.
    But this led to more Turkification and Turkish nationalism. This caused a reaction in Arabs in the Ottoman Empire, leading to Arab nationalism. Similar Arab societies came up in responses among Arab intellectuals some being like the ‘Young Arab Society’ (Jam’iyat al-Arabiya al-Fatat), ‘Covenant Society’ (Al-Ahd) etc… These groups did not want independence from the Ottoman Empire but more devolution of power in Arab areas within the Ottoman Empire, more autonomy in response to rising Turkish Nationalism. Of all the non-Turks who felt insulted and alienated the most by the increasing Turkish Nationalism within the earlier pan-Islamic Ottoman Empire were the Arabs of the Hijaz as historically they are of high respect as Mecca and Medina is there, so it hurt ego even more.
    Also you are wrong, the British were more pro- Hasemite while the Americans were more pro-Ibn Saud. Some say that the Ibn Sauds are crypto Jews from Basra, who know, maybe.

  117. Malla says:
    @Anon

    Also what is interesting is that the Japanese Empire wanted to bring back a form of Ottoman/Turkish Empire in Central Asia. As I have said before, the main fears of the Japanese during the 30s after the October “Revolution” was Communism and not desire to crush other peoples. Of course the Soviets, Chinese Communists with the blessing of FDR’s USA made a war in between the Japanese Empire and Chinese nationalists to weaken both sides to bring Communism in the Far East. For the Japanese Empire, Manchuria was a bulwark against Communism. The Japanese Empire thought they could create a friendly Turko Empire in Central Asia as a second bulwark against the Soviets. Indeed Abdul Kareem, the descendant of the Ottoman Sultans was in Japan at that time. The Japanese planned to create a pan Central Asian Turkic State by liberating the Turkish peoples from the USSR and make Abdul Kareem the ruler so that they could be an ally and form a bulwark against a common threat.
    At that time in Xinjiang things were a bit messy as along with Pan Turkish groups some Pan-Islamist groups were operating there along with Communist agents etc… China was divided into warlords at that time, and Xinjinag was then ruled by a Han warlord Yang Zengxin. He was a tolerant guy so got along with the native Uyghurs reasonably well. Interestingly Gansu, the province of China proper next door was ruled by Hui Muslim Ma family (Ma Clique) warlords.
    Yang was later replaced by Jun Shuren, another Han leader of Xinjiang, who was far more oppressive when dealing with the local Uyghurs. He got involved in the invasion of a semi-autonomous region of China known as the Kumul Khanate, one of the remnants of the Mongol Khanates who appealed to the Ma family of Gansu for aid and they obliged. They sent an invasion force into Xinjiang from Gansu. they had the support of the KMT but interestingly they had some Japanese officers in their army.
    Even more interesting, the War Lord of Xinjiang, Jun Shuren recruited many White anti-Communist Nationalist Russians in his army but at the same time received help from Soviet Russia too!! So you had Soviet support along with anti-Communist White Russian troops of Jun Shuren’s Xinjiang Army fighting KMT supported and Japanese officer led troops of the Hui Muslim Ma warlord family!!!! Later with the help of White Russians, Jun Shuren was replaced in a coup. The Uighur rose up, rebelled and formed their own independent state called the East Turkestan Republic. They saw the Han and even the Hui as enemies and wanted unification with the other Turkic peoples of Central Asia under Soviet Occupation.
    The Soviets were themselves facing their own Central Asian problems and had to put down many rebellions of native Central Asians such as the Basmachi Rebellion by Central Asians against the Soviet State which lasted from 1917 till 1934!!! And guess who took part in this liberation movement of the Central Asian Turkic peoples against the Soviets, Enver Pasha of the Young Turks!!! He was involved in the Armenian genocide BTW. In Central Asia he began to call himself “Commander in Chief of all Armies of Islam and Emir of Turkestan”. During the Qing Dynasty China, there was a revolt in Xinjiang known as the Dzungar revolt followed by the Dzungar Genocide. There was also the Kingdom of Yettishar also known as Kashgaria, a Sunni Muslim Turkic state that existed in Xinjiang between 1865 and 1877 during the Dungan Revolt against the Qing dynasty. In 1873, the state was recognized by the Ottoman Empire as a vassal and the Ottomans supported their struggle against the Chinese with weapons and money. However in 1877, Chinese Imperial troops entered Kashgar crushing all resistance and bringing the area under Chinese rule.
    Anyways later in the 1930s, many Turks like Muhsin Capanolu supported all these Turkic/ Turanist rebellions against the Soviets and the Han Chinese who was a Pan-Turkic but Ataturk supported the Chinese Nationalists in crushing the Uighurs. However Afghan King Zahir Shah supported East Turkestan, indeed an Afghan battalion fought to the last man in defending this East Turkestan Republic from the Chinese. In the Battle of Kashgar in 1933 there were multiple factions fighting each other with atrocities on all sides. Villages torched and all that. Some reports come from Georg Vasel a German Nazi Engineer in the area who was building airports. Remember the Third Reich Germans were allies of the Chinese Nationalists at this time. There were Christian missionaries, Swedes (Sven Hedin) and even Tawfiq Bay, a Syrian Arab
    who was close to the Ibn Sauds!! Tawfiq bay would be involved in the Uighur independence struggle against the Chinese in the Battle of Kashgar. Both the KMT Chinese and the Soviets opposed Uighur independence and supported crushing it mercilessly. However some Japanese Generals of the Kwatung Army (independent from Tokyo) were seeing an opportunity of a second buffer state in between Soviet Russia and China to prevent the spread of Communism.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  118. Malla says:
    @Anon

    Also worth noting is that many Turks admired Japan after the Japanese victory in the Russo-Japanese War. Example like Halide Edip, Turkish novelist who named her son Togo after the Japanese Admiral who defeated the Russian Navy. Aburresid Ibrahim a Tatar Muslim Alim born in Russia, who initiated a movement to unite the Crimean Tatars traveled to Japan in Meiji period and became the first imam of Tokyo Camii (mosque). When Manchuria (Manchukuo) became part of the Japanese Empire, some of them Turks and others started petitioning to Japanese generals for their Pan-Turkic/Pan-Turanist aspirations. They formed the ‘Idil Ural Society‘ with Manchurians, Turks, Uighurs etc… Many Turkish emigres in Japan were pushing for a pan-Islamic State in Central Asia and were in contact with powerful Imperial Japanese Army Generals on this issue. Some of them even became agents of the Japanese Empire in other parts of the World. In 1933, the exiled Ottoman prince Sehzade Mehmed Abdul Karim arrived in Japan, grandson of the last Ottoman Sultan and Caliph of all Islam. He was received by prominent Japanese statesmen, top Japanese Imperial Generals and prominent Turkish emigres. Soon Japanese weapons were finding their way to Turkic rebels and the Ottoman prince was waiting to be crowned Sultan of future Turkestan made up of the Central Asian republics of the Soviet Union and Xinjiang with the help of the Japanese Empire. The Japanese Empire had already installed ex- Chinese Emperor Aisin Gioro Puyi as the Emperor of Manchukuo (Manchuria) as a bulwark against Soviet Communism. Thus the Japanese Empire hoped that Manchuria along with the new Ottoman Sultanate of Turkestan would be Japanese allies and buffers against the Soviet Communists. The Soviets getting wind of this simply invaded Xinjiang and crushed all hopes for a new Ottoman Turkestan and defeating the Chinese forces as well. The Soviets told the local Chinese Warlord that if an independent Islamic State was created in the South of Xinjiang, converting into a second Manchuria at the back door of the USSR, they would not just be side watchers but would start to ACT. Maybe the Soviets may have used this fear of a Japanese allied Turkestan as an excuse to invade but press in the Middle East especially in Palestine also reported of these plans of putting an Ottoman Prince on a throne of a new Ottoman Empire in Central Asia with Japanese Imperial help.

  119. Jim H says:
    @Pat Kittle

    ‘Shadow President Emhoff is merely taking over where Shadow President Kushner left off.’ — Pat Kittle

    Quite so, Pat. Is it prejudiced for us to assume that Shadow President Emhoff will exhibit the same dual loyalty that Shadow President Kushner just amply demonstrated during the Trump regime?

    Technically, yes: it is ‘prejudging’ — based on repeated, flagrant injuries of the recent past.

    Consider the evacuation of notorious spy Jonathan Pollard, released from prison after years of insider string-pulling by dual-loyalty Jews.

    If Israel had a lick of sense and decorum, Pollard would have been sneaked in quietly and unceremoniously, out of respect for the United States.

    But Israel HAS no respect for America.

    Israel can’t resist contemptuously rubbing our faces in our own humiliation.

    The late billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson ostentatiously flew Pollard to Tel Aviv on his private jet, where then-PM Netanyahu gave the spy a royal welcome on the tarmac in appreciation for the vast damage he inflicted on the United States.

    And so it goes. A hundred years ago, inundated with radicalized ‘red diaper baby’ immigrants from eastern Europe and Russia, the US considered Jews an inherent security risk. They were given extra vetting to work in federal jobs. It was profiling, but for an objective reason.

    Today, Biden’s cabinet, the State Department, Treasury, the CDC, and on and on, are overtly judaized, with covert loyalty to Israel absent from security review — or even rewarded, as in the case of Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (a Jewish-only post since its inception) and Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues (previous envoy Cherrie Daniels’ biography notes that ‘she speaks Hebrew’).

    It is only prudent — a prudent exercise of national security precaution — to suspect pro-Israel politicians such as cackling Kamala and Shadow President Emhoff of having divided loyalties until proven otherwise. And letting them prove it (or not) on the job is insanely reckless.

    Israel is our misfortune.

  120. @Alfred

    Single biggest boob of the 20th century. It was said that while he was giving half of Europe away to the communists, Stalin got up on a large table and started waving his sword around and laughing.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  121. Alfred says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Single biggest boob of the 20th century.

    For some reason, he is still worshiped by the British. I remember walking from my school to a nearby village in Buckinghamshire. All the church bells started pealing insanely. It was only when I returned to school that I found out that he had died – on Sunday 24 January 1965.

    Earlier, in Cairo, our mother made a point of sending us 3 brothers to the hairdresser who took care of Churchill’s limited head flora. His name was Abdou. Signed photos of Winston and other international celebrities from that epoch lined the walls. 🙂

    He was extremely unpopular with all soldiers who knew him to be a warmonger. They wanted to get home in one piece.

  122. Malla says:
    @Alfred

    The Sauds might have had British support at first but their relations was not as deep as British- Hashemite relations resulting in the USA and the Saudis coming together in love.

    From Anglo American Relations in Saudi Arabia, 1941-45 by Barry Rubin

    In June 1943, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes wrote to President Roosevelt that the US Government should play a greater role in running American petroleum concessions in Saudi Arabia. This step was necessary, Ickes stated, to meet the immediate demand of the Army and Navy for oil products while also serving ,to counteract certain known activities of a foreign power which presently are jeopardizing American interests in Arabian oil reserves’. The foreign power refereed to by the Interior Secretary was neither Nazi Germany nor Communist Russia, but rather America’s closest war time ally, Great Britain.
    The development of bitter American suspicions over British intentions in Saudi Arabia was fraught with irony, misperception and certain amount of farce. The British Foreign Office, generally, neither reciprocated nor merited these sentiments. Rather, they were conditioned by a general antagonism toward British Imperialism on the part of the State Department’s Near Eastern Affairs Division (NEA) and the Roosevelt Administration, the pleas of American oil companies terrified of British competition and — maneuvering by the Saudi government itself to maximize its foreign aid income by playing off Washington against London.

  123. Malla says:
    @Alfred

    Also from The Politics and Security of the Gulf: Anglo-American Hegemony and the Shaping of a Region by Jeffrey R. Macris

    Despite America’s preoccupation with the Soviet threat, in reality the Saudis’ chief post war security concern proved their neighboring Hashemite rivals. In the 1940s, as the Saudi monarch found himself surrounded by potentially hostile British-backed regimes, the King reversed some earlier rebuffs to the Americans and made requests to the United States for military assistance. But the Saudis wanted military assistance less to deter Soviet invasion than to deter their neighbors.
    snip…
    The Saudi monarch believed that, after he chose America over Britain as the recipient of the Saudi oil concessions, London officials set out to destroy him. The British, after all, had installed on the Iraqi and Trans-Jordanian thrones two sons of his arch rival the Sharif of Mecca whom Ibn Saud defeated in the 1920s as he swept across Arabian Peninsula. In his eyes, the Hashemite family longed to reclaim the position as custodian of the holy places, and thus viewed Ibn Saud as a foe. To bolster his defenses against the British-supported Hashemites, then, Ibn Saud felt if he had nowhere else to turn but to America, but America was not fulfilling their portion of the bargain:
    Since [we gave our oil concession to the Americans and not the British] the British feeling [of friendship towards me] has changed. They have been looking with jealous eyes because they know we [the Saudis and Americans] have established close relations. So they have started to support the Sharifian [Hashemite] Family against me, from the military point of view…I am in a very critical situation. The British themselves will never give me any help. Those Sharifian friends of the British will find an opportunity against me. They have soldiers; they have troops and they have already sent for military equipment”
    In pleading his case, the King argued that America had a moral obligation to help, in return for the oil concessions. Ibn Saud also felt that he had put himself in a very precarious position with respect to his own people, and that only U.S assistance would help:
    The whole people [are] saying that my country is an American colony. They are plotting against me and saying Ibn Said has given his country to the United States, even the Holy Places. They are talking against me. I have nothing, and my country and my wealth I have delivered into the hands of America”

  124. Malla says:

    He remarked how liberated the city was, full of smartly dressed attractive women and well-turned-out men …….. United States and Saudi Arabia supported the Mujaheddin and eventually created al-Qaeda in a bid to damage the Soviets, who had intervened in the country and were backers of the Kabul regime headed by Babrak Karmal.

    More complicated than that…
    The truth is the Americans got involved only by the invitation of the Pakistani ISI. It was Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq who invited the Americans. It was only then did the USA get involved and think of giving the USSR their very own Vietnam.
    The Americans never created any civil war in 1970. It was a natural reaction of the Afghan people against Communism. Communism was never popular in the traditional countryside except in a small section. It was popular in the cities and mostly among Western educated youth. Nur Muhammad Taraki’s government went too fast against religion in conservative society like Afghanistan. He even said that mosques would be empty within a year in Afghanistan and angered the Mullahs. Afghans resisted these Communist reforms and the regime reacted by using terror to brutally push through their reforms on the society. Many were tortured and interned in prison camps throughout Afghanistan, the most famous being the Pul-e-Charkhi Prison. Entire families were executed by the Communist regime, there are Afghans even today who remember that horro and have lost family members. Within a few months of coming in power thousands of Afghans were arrested, imprisoned and then executed. The socialist agrarian reforms implemented by the Afghan Communist regime (DRA), not only contradicted Afghan traditions and the principles of Islam, in many cases worsened the situation of the rural poor they were supposed to reward. The Khalq, a branch of the Afghan Communists were persecuting religious dignitaries, including Pir and Ulema, which was bound create reaction among Muslims. Also the government’s literacy campaign, had become controversial due to the practice of mixed-gender literacy classes in a very conservative Islamic society. Starting in May 1978 in Nuristan, spontaneous uprisings took place throughout Afghanistan against the Communist DRA and its policies. The Afghan Communist regime was facing serious unrest and resistance in the conservative countryside outside Kabul. Their followers were beginning to mutiny against the regime and the Communist regime was losing control. One famous uprising was the The Herat uprising which was both a popular uprising and a mutiny of Afghan Army troops against the Communist Regime (Democratic Republic of Afghanistan). After the insurgents seized and held the city for about a week, the regime was able to retake it with its own forces, and the subsequent aerial bombardment and brutal recapture of Herat left 3,000 to 25,000 of its inhabitants dead. It is then that Taraki went and met Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and wanted Soviet intervention in helping propping up his collapsing regime. But many in the Soviet Government were against intervention, the Soviets were actually alarmed at what was happening in Afghanistan and were fearful of its effects spreading into its own Central Asian republics. Also there was this rivalry in between Amin and Tariki within the Communist Regime DRA. Initially friends, Tariki accused Amin of nepotism and corruption after Amin got his family members in the Government. It all ended with conspiracies, assassination attempts on Amin and eventually Amin taking over power via the Army and killing Tariki. it was Tariki’s death which alarmed Brezhnev and played a part in the eventual Soviet intervention of Afghanistan. The USA had nothing to do with it.

  125. @Alfred

    Thank you for sharing this. I had a high school buddy, Colin H. whose parents were both British, really the nicest people I have ever met. I loved his dads manner. He had found some playboy’s in Colins room and before he and I were going to leave and pick up some of the guys and girls who were our friends, Colin’s Dad remarked that he didn’t like some of the “literature” Colin had been “reading” lately. lol

  126. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    Toronto’s waterfront shouldn’t serve as a stage to promote warplanes
    Excerpts

    ”As people seek to make sense of what’s happening in Afghanistan, it’s important to consider the death, destruction and enmity engendered by over 7000 US airstrikes a year. A fighter jet that’s bombed Afghanistan, the F-35 is appearing in its first Canadian International Airshow this weekend.

    The F-35 is marketed as capable of dropping a B61 nuclear bomb. Yet, the city council reaffirmed its commitment to Toronto being a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in 2018 and, according to an April poll, 80% of Canadians believe “the world should work to eliminate nuclear weapons.”

    Rather than something to celebrate, the F-35 is a testament to humanity’s predilection for ploughing its resources and ingenuity into perfecting the art of killing. What could the US \$1.7 trillion spent on the Stealth Fighter project accomplished if channeled towards fighting infectious diseases or transitioning away from fossil fuels?”

    See: https://yvesengler.com/2021/08/29/torontos-waterfront-shouldnt-serve-as-a-stage-to-promote-warplanes/

  127. SafeNow says:
    @Anxiously Waiting

    “Adventurism in the ME is over.”

    I agree. I believe that the next expensive military deployment will be to establish so-called “presence” in safe places. Training, but no actual fighting. This will solve the recruitment problem; plenty of capable volunteers. Just hope the fools do not start World War III through miscalculation, incompetence, systems-error, boredom….and cognitive/emotional impairment..

  128. “an 11-day war that left 265 dead in Gaza”

    Were I writing articles like these, I would surely put the word “war” in quotes in the context of Gaza and occupied Palestine.

  129. Anon[398] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ray Caruso

    You might try reading more on TUR and commenting less.

  130. Jim H says:

    Well, now we know the dirty deal that went down in the meeting pictured at the top of this article:

    ‘President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reaffirmed the strategic understandings between the U.S. and Israel regarding Israel’s alleged undeclared military nuclear program during Bennett’s White House visit, a senior Israeli official briefed on the meeting tells me.

    ‘This has become a ritual for every U.S. president since Richard Nixon in their first meeting with the Israeli prime minister.

    ‘The U.S. commits not to press Israel to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or give up its alleged nuclear arsenal, while Israel agrees to maintain its “nuclear ambiguity” and refrain from any nuclear tests or threats of a nuclear strike.

    ‘Bennett and his aides declined to comment on this issue, as did the White House.’

    https://www.axios.com/us-israel-nuclear-weapons-agreement-biden-bennett-46251c24-e467-4912-bac8-9a569dabdc20.html

    Appalling: Israel’s nuclear weapons, based on materials and technology stolen from the United States and France, violate international law.

    By agreeing to cover up Israel’s crime, Biden becomes Israel’s criminal accomplice. In terms of US law, Biden is conspiring and obstructing justice.

    Time to RIP THE VEIL off Israel’s illegal nukes, and US traitors who collaborate in their cover-up, starting with Biden.

  131. @Ray Caruso

    One by one, America has neutralized or destroyed Israel’s enemies. The last and toughest domino is Iran.
    The IDF has proven time and again its ability to kill Palestinian women and children. However, in 2006 Hezbollah defeated them with primitive equipment. Iran is capable of fighting back. It is bordered by mountains on three sides, and one by water. It also has a battle-proven, well equipped army of a million men.
    I have always been amazed at how, throughout history, the Jews have been so skilled at getting the Goyim to fight for them. It’s evident that America is being maneuvered into war with Iran.
    It could easily lead to WW3.
    God help us!

  132. @Alfred

    As David Irving wrote, “Churchill destroyed two empires, one of which was the enemy’s”.
    It’s also worth noting that coloured immigration to Britain took off during his second term as Prime Minister, from 1951-’55.

  133. Art says:

    The threat of a war by Israel on Iran is a false flag propaganda ploy. Israel really fears a war with Iran, because of 150,000 rockets in Hezbollah’s hands. Those rockets would change Israeli life for a long time.

    Zionism’s real goal is to maintain its status as a victim in the eyes of the American public. It wants to keep milking the American cash cow.

    Zionism Occupies America.

    • Replies: @FreedomAndTruth
  134. @Art

    You nailed it, Art.

    Maintaining “victim” status is the underlying goal.

    Humans are far less likely to be critical of future questionable beliefs or actions of those who they perceive as victims, especially victims of what people perceive as horrible atrocities, excusing even the most immoral, criminal behavior with, “Well, the poor Jews, they’ve been through so much hate and persecution.”

    And of course, there’s the whole similar attitude of, “They are the people of God, so we cannot hold them to the same rule-of-law standard.”

    When the subgroup of Jews known as Zionist Jews murder and commit horrific human rights violations against Palestinians, even non-stop for decades, they not only get a pass, but they somehow deserve our undying support and devotion!”

    One place to dig into the truth behind the holocaust is true historian David Irving.

    Another place is the book, “Dissecting the Holocaust” by Germar Rudolph

    http://holocausthandbooks.com/index.php?page_id=1

    Special Note: I’m a white guy. Unlike some of the commenters and readers, I don’t hate Jews or Blacks or any other group. I do not blame my problems on them. Each of us must take responsibility for his own life. That is where our power is. Blaming is condemning yourself to powerlessness. However, I am also a lover of freedom and seeker of truth, and the truth behind the Holocaust is nothing like what “they” told you it was.

    • Replies: @Art
  135. @anonymous

    I really think your description of the U.S. public (and probably all countries’ publics) is accurate, but I hope that there are more independent thinkers than I have managed to come across, maybe hiding out somewhere?

    They don’t have to agree with me on many issues, but seeing through mis-info, dis-info and propaganda is necessary.

  136. @Pat Kittle

    Would you mind giving us a bullet point summary of the facts that got you banned?

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  137. @FreedomAndTruth

    Sorry, I don’t recall the specifics of why Gateway Pundit banned me, but it was definitely for violating the Jew Taboo.

    Try it & see.

    • Replies: @FreedomAndTruth
  138. Art says:
    @FreedomAndTruth

    Special Note: I’m a white guy. Unlike some of the commenters and readers, I don’t hate Jews or Blacks or any other group. I do not blame my problems on them.

    It cannot be denied – that Washington DC is Zionist occupied territory. Our government is being used.

    What emotion should we feel about that situation?

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  139. @Kuru

    Joe Biden appears to have fallen asleep during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel.

    One thing I won’t blame Sleepy Joe for is sleeping while the latest Israeli Terrorist-in-Chief prattles on & on about the “Special Relationship.”

  140. @Art

    Feel whatever emotion that you feel. I can’t tell you what to feel.

    But to blame a group for the crimes of a few in that group is an error and doesn’t serve people. The same logical fallacies are used by all humans and even animals. If I see a few white guys commit murder, is it a proper response to hate all white guys, thinking that they all must be like that?

    More generally, hate the crime and the criminal, but don’t hate the criminal’s ethnic group, nationality, or race, because there are always members of that group that are different: peaceful, patient, lovable, gentle, rational, intelligent, non-evil, and deep-thinkers like many of the commenters here.

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    , @Art
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  141. @Pat Kittle

    No, I have no reason to doubt you. I was just trying the make it more specific.

  142. geokat62 says:
    @FreedomAndTruth

    More generally, hate the crime and the criminal, but don’t hate the criminal’s ethnic group, nationality, or race, because there are always members of that group that are different: peaceful, patient, lovable, gentle, rational, intelligent, non-evil, and deep-thinkers like many of the commenters here.

    Exactly!

    Theodore Kaufman made the same case in Germany Must Perish!:

    The book advocated the sterilization of all Germans and the territorial dismemberment of Germany, believing that this would achieve world peace.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany_Must_Perish%21

  143. Art says:
    @FreedomAndTruth

    More generally, hate the crime and the criminal, but don’t hate the criminal’s ethnic group, nationality, ….. ….. …..

    Yes – yes — “hate the sin not the sinner.” 99.9999% of the time, hateful feelings do not result in murder. I am not advocating murder or mass murder.

    I am asking, when a group of tribal people attack your nation’s wellbeing – what is a proper human emotional response?

    What is the proper response to the Zionist occupation of America’s government?

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  144. Yes – yes — “hate the sin not the sinner.

    That is not the same thing as what I said. I said it makes sense to hate the sin AND the sinner, but it is a logical fallacy to hate everyone that belongs to the sinner’s ethnic group, nationality, or race.

    I am asking, when a group of tribal people attack your nation’s well-being – what is a proper human emotional response?

    What will most humans (and other animals) do?

    They will hate the attacker, the attacker, AND every member of the attacker’s “tribe”, regardless of whether that member was for the attack, supported it in any way, or even knew about it.

    What is the proper emotional response?

    Hate, and possibly take action, against the attack and the attacker, but don’t hate every member of the “tribe”, and be careful to apply this principle when you think/speak about these things, and especially if/when you decide to take action on them.

    You’ve heard, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” The “babies” here are the members of that other tribe that have done nothing to deserve your hate and that you can learn from and who see clearly and display the “good” qualities I mentioned above.

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  145. @FreedomAndTruth

    More generally, hate the crime and the criminal, but don’t hate the criminal’s ethnic group, nationality, or race, because there are always members of that group that are different: peaceful, patient, lovable, gentle, rational, intelligent, non-evil, and deep-thinkers like many of the commenters here.

    Many “Holocaust deniers” are peaceful, patient, lovable, gentle, rational, intelligent, non-evil, and deep-thinkers.

    Should they be freed from the massive oppression “some” Jews impose on them?

  146. Art says:
    @Art

    “What is the proper response to the Zionist occupation of America’s government? “

    Hmm — not one response!

  147. Sure, but what is the plan to make that freedom happen?

    If your plan starts with anything other than

    1. teaching people HOW to think properly: requiring logic, facts, and evidence before coming to even semi-solid conclusions, and only then

    2. educating them about the truth of the holocaust,

    then I have my doubts about its success.

    For example, take the following quote:

    “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

    ― Frederick Douglass

    It is a great quote. I love it. To me it says that people have only the rights that they are willing to fight for, whether by words or blows.

    However, in the case of combating the holocaust lie, I think that attitude in the quote is premature, since nearly everyone is so brainwashed on the Holocaust issue.

    Furthermore, simply telling people the truth of the holocaust is not enough either, unfortunately. Instead, we must teach our children HOW to think. We must make sure they understand the utter importance of it and have a fully functioning Bullshit Detector kit (term coined by Carl Sagan, I think), of which the Orchardist posted a large chunk on his/her post on the UNZ vaccine debate forum (in the first 20 comments, check it out).

  148. Art says:
    @FreedomAndTruth

    Hate, and possibly take action, against the attack and the attacker, but don’t hate every member of the “tribe”

    Hmm — in the case of the Zionists – there are more Gentile Zionists in America, then Jew Zionists.

    p.s. Just for the record – I want Zionism to go away, and NO one to die (but then I am not everyone).

    p.s. Nice platitudes.

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