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Now we all know that many of those who are hating on Donald Trump are doing so because he is threatening the cozy-crony-politico-predatory-capitalist system that has made so many of them fat and rich. He is intending to break their rice bowls as the Chinese would put it or, in a more American vernacular, the gravy train might be ending. To be sure The Donald is warning that he will do just that, even if he will find in practice, if elected, that turning the ship of state around might well be a task beyond the ability of any aspirant to the presidency.

But while pure self-interest might well be driving many of the chattering nonentities that populate our congress and the senior political appointee ranks in government there is something nevertheless extraordinary in the level of venom and sheer hatred that is being spewed at random about a potential Trump administration. It is not uncommon to read or hear that Trump is seeking to overturn the Constitution of the United States and establish a dictatorship that will promote his allegedly warped views of what must be done to correct America’s domestic and foreign policies, suggesting that our form of government is so fragile that it can be subverted by one man.

The anger directed against Trump is unique, one might note, as it also includes demands to somehow overturn the popular will expressed in primaries and caucuses to obtain a candidate that is more in tune with what the Republican establishment is seeking to promote as the “national consensus.” That Trump is voicing an overwhelming American middle class perspective on the evils of mass illegal immigration matters not a whit to the Mandarins whose only concerns on that issue center on the availability of a supply of cheap labor to clean their McMansions and swimming pools.

The anti-Trump effort is being well funded, has included notable defections to the Democratic Party, has led to lists of Republican politicians who will not accept a Trump nomination or support a President Trump, and has even produced calls for a third party neo-Republican entity to run against him. Some other reactions are stupid, including Canadian neocon Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, calling for even more immigrants to the U.S., while talk radio extremist Glenn Beck has tweeted that if he had a knife and were able to get close to Trump he would have to keep on stabbing him.

To be sure, Trump has provided considerable fuel for the fire through his extraordinary ad libs about banning Muslims from the U.S., killing the families of terrorists and using torture. But mainstream politicians have already recommended and even done that much and more without the level of censure that Trump is receiving. Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have engaged in widespread killing of civilians, torture and assassinating families of suspected militants, to include American citizens, without any of the invective being leveled at Trump.

Indeed, Trump would appear to have a more sensible foreign policy in mind, consisting of avoiding unnecessary wars and “regime changes,” honoring the multilateral negotiated agreement with Iran, engaging diplomatically even with heads of state that we consider to be adversaries and encouraging Russia to fight ISIS. His three current opponents have recommended “carpet bombing” areas controlled by ISIS, fusing Syrian sand into nuclear radiating glass, provoking wars with both Russia and China, arming Ukraine, punching Vladimir Putin in the nose and sending in thousands of American soldiers to the Middle East. They are not in the least bothered by fattening up the already fat national security state with trillions more dollars while domestic needs go unaddressed. So who is the crazy one?

But there is one significant difference between Trump and the “establishment,” be they Democrats or Republicans that has not been highlighted. I would suggest that quite a lot of the depth and intensity of what we are experiencing is actually about Israel. Trump is the first high level politician aspirant within living memory to challenge the notion that the United States must stand by Israel no matter what Israel does. Even while affirming his affection for Israel, he has said that Washington must be even handed in its efforts to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, implying that Tel Aviv might have to make concessions.

Trump has also added insult to injury by delinking himself from the blandishments of Jewish political mega-donors, who largely call the tune for many in the GOP and among the Democrats, by telling them he doesn’t need their money and can’t be bought. His comments have challenged conventional interest group politicking in American and have predictably produced a firestorm reaction in the usual circles. Robert Kagan announced that he would be supporting Hillary, who famously has declared that she would immediately call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon taking office as a first step in moving the relationship with Tel Aviv to “the next level.” It is to be presumed that Kagan and his fellow neocons will be experiencing a welcoming vibe from at least some of the Democrats as the neoconservatives have always been liberals at heart on nearly all issues except foreign policy, rooted by them in the “unshakable and bipartisan bond” with Israel.

It is my opinion that the “I” word should be banned from American political discourse. Ironically, many American Jews are themselves uneasy about the place occupied by Israel in ongoing political debates, recognizing that it is both unhealthy in a democracy and reflective only of the extreme views of the hardline members of their own diaspora community. It is also unpleasantly all about Jews and money since the Republicans and other mouthpieces now piling on Trump are motivated largely by their own sinecures and the Sheldon Adelson type donations that might be forthcoming to the politically savvy candidates who say the right things about the conflict in the Middle East.

Slate’s Isaac Chotiner has noted a particularly odd speech by Senator Marco Rubio in which he spoke of his single electoral triumph in Minnesota before immediately jumping to the issue of Israel, as if on cue or by rote. It is a tendency that is not unique to him. I read through the transcript of the GOP debate that preceded Rubio’s sole victory, which in part reflected a competition to see who could promise to do most for Israel. Senator Ted Cruz stated that he “would stand unapologetically with the nation of Israel…and the alliance with Israel.” Governor John Kasich declared that he’s “been a supporter of Israel – a strong supporter of Israel longer than anyone on this stage.” Senator Marco Rubio indicated that “I will be on Israel’s side every single day because they are the only pro-American, free enterprise democracy in the entire Middle East.” Ben Carson called Israel not only a strategic partner but also an element in America’s “Judeo Christian foundation” that can never be rejected.

Quite a few assertions about Israel made by politicians are, of course, nonsense. It is not in alliance with the United States and is not a democracy for starters, but the real question becomes why is Israel part of the debate at all? It is because of concerns that the deep pocketed donors like Sheldon Adelson will join his good friend Haim Saban in funding Hillary if candidates do not say what he expects to hear. Saban has referred to Trump as a “clown” and attacked him because he would be “dangerous for Israel.”

And then there is the recent attack of the Beltway Midgets, a “a strongly worded letter” orchestrated by Eliot Cohen, a former Condoleezza Rice State Department appointee whose attachment to Israel might well be regarded as demented, that attracted the signatures of more than one hundred self-described GOP foreign policy “leaders,” declaring that “We are unable to support a party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head.” Quite a few of the signatories are well known neocons, including Max Boot, Robert Zoellick, Michael Chertoff, Eric Edelman, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Daniel Pipes, Michael Rubin, Kori Schake, Randy Scheunemann, Gary Schmitt, Ray Takeyh and Philip Zelikow. Boot has vilified Trump as “emerging as the number one threat to American security.” All the signatories were passionate supporters of the Iraq War, which Trump has correctly disparaged as a catastrophic foreign policy failure, and all of them are describable as strong supporters of Israel.

The friends of Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States rightly fear that someday the American people and government will come to their senses and regard Israel as just another friendly foreign state, without any “special relationship” attached. To counter that possibility, the lashing out against any public figure who dares to criticize Israel is both immediate and visceral. Note, for example, the fate of former President Jimmy Carter who was virtually excommunicated by the Democratic Party after he condemned Israeli treatment of the Palestinians.

But what the neocon subset of Israel’s powerful lobby fears most is something quite different – becoming irrelevant. They have weathered being wrong about nearly everything but what they particularly fear is finding themselves without a major political party whose foreign policy they can manipulate because that would cut off their funding from defense contractors and pro-Israel zealots. They will have to give up the emoluments that they have accumulated since hijacking the GOP under Ronald Reagan. They might have to abandon their corner offices and secretaries and could even have to find real jobs. And what would the Sunday morning talk shows be like without the Cheshire cat grin of Bill Kristol?

The end of the hypocrisy driven neocon ascendancy in foreign policy will be welcomed by many. Dan McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute has described the Trump hating neocons as “…soft skinned and well-perfumed keyboard warriors who eagerly send America’s sons and daughters to be slaughtered in wars that achieve nothing but the ascendance of new ‘bad guys’ used to justify ever more wars. And all of it pays very nicely for them.” Exactly.

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  1. Yup. The greatest threat to the US are the Zionists

    • Replies: @Epaminondas
    , @Giles
  2. Why would anyone hate Trump? The author thinks it requires special explanation, but there are plenty of reasons:

    1. He’s a liar and a flip-flopper.

    2. He advocate killing the families of terrorists and other immoral acts.

    2.a. He thinks that the murderous conduct of terrorists justifies something of the same from America.

    3. He’s an ostentatious parvenu.

    4. He degrades political discourse to the level of the crudest ad hominem.

    These are just a few that come to mind. I’m not saying, all things considered, his opponents aren’t as bad. But to pretend that some special explanation is needed for why many people hate Trump is fake naivete. The above are morally detestable characteristics.

  3. Harold says:

    To what extent does the superpower America need an ally in the Middle East?

    To what extent is America’s need of an ally in the Middle East due to its ties to Israel?

    To what extent is Israel America’s only ally in the Middle East due to Americas ties to Israel?

    • Replies: @Jim
    , @Carroll Price
    , @Anonymous
  4. Thirdeye says:

    The neocons are in full-on kamikaze mode against Trump.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  5. The subtitle (“It could be about Israel”) is very generous. Of course it’s about Israel. Or, perhaps more generally, it’s about elite Jewish paranoia about goyim recognizing they have their own interests that may diverge from that of said Jewish elite. That the lay person–Jew or Gentile–reacts so violently to this mere assertion is part of the testament to its truth, IMHO.

  6. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Rubio Announces His Neocon Dream Team

    Among the 18 members of Rubio’s new “National Security Advisory Council,” which his campaign announced on Monday, are Elliott Abrams, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush who’s best known for lying to Congress about the Reagan administration’s role in the Iran-Contra scandal; Eliot Cohen, a historian, Iraq war supporter, and lawyer at the State Department during the Bush administration; Michael Chertoff, the secretary of homeland security during Bush’s second term; and Michael Mukasey, a Bush administration attorney general.

    Nearly all that either helped coverup 9/11 or helped the WH commit war crimes. Didn’t see Paul Wolfowitz on the list, maybe he’ll be assigned to the WH.

    And Dov Zakheim, he of the missing Pentagon trillions. Scary thing is, all the rest of the candidates have a similar wish list.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  7. LondonBob says:

    It is instructive to look at the successful run by long time pro Palestinian activist Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour Party in Britain. He received the full barrage of media attacks, just like Trump, as well as well funded opponents, however he won nonetheless. Indeed he won so big with 60% of the vote that there was no need for a second or third round of voting as usually happens. The margin of victory was important because since his election he has faced repeated attempts to destabilise his leadership by his own MPs as well as a continuing barrage by the media. The plus side for Trump is I believe he is a stronger character and more natural leader than Corbyn. So whilst I expect Trump will continue to be pressured I am still confident he could get a lot done, the Presidency carries a lot of power, and I suspect he will find more allies than are letting on at the moment.

    The irony is given his family, business and personal connections I suspect he is broadly pro Israeli, just he will always put America first and that he doesn’t conflate Israeli interests solely with zionist interests.

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  8. AndrewR says:

    Well written. Trump threatens the agenda of the Jew supremacists and their goy lackeys by not approving of displacement level immigration, mindless devotion to Israel and unrestricted offshoring. The fact that he’s so un-PC is icing on the cake.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
    , @Sherman
  9. Well put. If anything kills Trump’s chances. It will be these Turkeys.

  10. @Stephen R. Diamond

    But to pretend that some special explanation is needed for why many people hate Trump is fake naivete.

    But explaining why “many people” hate Trump wasn’t really the purpose of the article; Giraldi was mostly trying to explain why the Zionists hate Trump.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  11. Jim says:

    George Marshall, Truman’s Secretary of State strongly advised Teuman against involvement in the Jewish-Arab conflict. Our relationship with Israel never made any sense in terms of the interests of the American people in general.

  12. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    It’s either Trump or the globalists. America or the globalists. If they succeed taking down Trump with their 24/7 attacks and calumny, it confirms the globalist control can’t be fucked with. Even a billionaire business titan like Trump, with backing from other Jewish billionaire business titans, is not powerful enough to take on the globalist power structure.

    But the people have a choice. The Republicans supporting Cruz are supporting someone who can’t win the general election, and they’re facilitating a future which will be orders of magnitude more inhospitable to their way of life. And I’m going to have zero tolerance for conservative bitching about gun bans, federal hate laws against opponents of gay marriage, etc. And I’ll also have zero tolerance for a lot of conservatives who fret about neo-con foreign policy, like Bacevich, who excoriated Trump because of his demeanor among other superficial crap. Really?

    At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

    Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he “cannot support Donald Trump.”

    Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  13. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    But explaining why “many people” hate Trump wasn’t really the purpose of the article; Giraldi was mostly trying to explain why the Zionists hate Trump.

    It’s more complex than that because Trump and a good percentage of his supporters could correctly be considered Zionists. It’s more like a globalist/neocon/Zionist/political lobby/etc.

  14. Trump is to Stanley as Bernie is to Blanche.

    We must need a Stella!!

    • Replies: @JoaoAlfaiate
  15. Rehmat says:

    Mr. Giraldi – Donald Trump is not against the Zionist/Jewish Wall Street parasites. In fact he is one of them. He is also 100% pro-Israel and anti-Muslims. However, he is still hated by the Organized Jewry. Why?

    A recent survey conducted among Israeli Jews claimed that 67% of them prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump to be the next US president.

    Let’s not forget; Israel-First Glenn Beck called Donald Trump, a modern day Adolf Hitler, and the NWO expert Alex Jones called Donald Trump, Judas Goat.

    Michael Collin Piper in his 2004 book, ‘The New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America’ exposed Trump’s business links with Rothschild, Rockefeller, CIA and Israeli Mossad.

    On March 6, 2016, Canadian Jew academic, Henry Makow, PhD, claimed on his website that Illuminati are using Donald Trump to expose the Jewish hands behind 9/11 in order to “usher an era of antiemitism designed to transfer American Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Greater Israel).”

  16. @Stephen R. Diamond

    “These are just a few that come to mind. I’m not saying, all things considered, his opponents aren’t as bad. But to pretend that some special explanation is needed for why many people hate Trump is fake naivete. The above are morally detestable characteristics.”

    None of your enumerated reasons explains the uniform hatred for Trump among the commentariat.

    1. Flip-flopping is part and parcel of our political system. It’s pathetic but has never evoked the kind of thing we are seeing now.

    2. In 2012, no Republican candidate except Ron Paul was willing to condemn unequivocally the use of torture by the US. And Hillary’s “We came, we saw, he died” is a monstrous celebration of the torture-death of Qaddafi and the chaos we have sown across the ME. Trump’s words in that respect are worthy of condemnation but are much less bad than the ACTS of many others which fail to elicit the same sort of caterwauling.

    3. Being an “ostentation parvenu” is hardly a justification for the obsessive rants we have seen against Trump. In fact, if that phrase were applied to some others, it would generate a snivelling complaint of “anti-semitism.”

    4. When these hypocritical neocons were labeling France as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” because they refused to partake in the illegal invasion of Iraq, where was the whining about debased political discourse?

    Giraldi is undoubtedly right. Part of the pathological hatred of Trump–a big part–is driven by his unwillingness to play the game of groveling before the priesthood of Israel fanatics and war-lovers.

    • Replies: @Bill
  17. Daniel McAdams’ commentaries are indeed insightful and entertaining.

    I trust that while the neocon dogs of war howl, that the caravan of common sense that Trump has decided to travel with, keeps moving. Hopefully, right out of the Middle East morass of wars, backstabbings and regime changes.

    A most sensible commentary, Phil.

  18. @Santoculto

    If you need a Stella you must have a Swift.

    • Replies: @Santoculto
  19. Dr. X says:

    The friends of Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States rightly fear that someday the American people and government will come to their senses and regard Israel as just another friendly foreign state, without any “special relationship” attached.

    This pretty much nails it right here. Personally, I don’t dislike Israel; I think that of all the places in the Middle East, it’s probably the nicest, most stable, and most modern. I’m not really a fan of the Arabs, who often conduct themselves as ululating savages.

    That being said, why should Israel be OUR concern? There’s no substantive reason for the Israeli fetish that the U.S. has. Israel should be just regarded like Norway or Denmark: God bless ’em, nice little place to visit, but not a country we should be obsessing over continually and our presidential candidates and congressmen kowtowing over. And why are we giving them \$3 billion a year in U.S. taxpayer dollars?

    Uncle Sam has no dog in the Israeli fight. Walt and Mearsheimer were correct: the Israeli lobby is far too influential. Jewish opinion makers and neocon policymakers are perched on the neck of this country like vampires. I don’t like Arabs or Muslims, but I can understand why they might view Israel as practically being the 51st state, and regard the U.S. as a Jew-controlled country.

    • Replies: @Monty Ahwazi
  20. @Bill jones

    It has become a brand.

    “Zionism: recklessly pursuing power through bribery since 1948!”

  21. @Stephen R. Diamond

    1. So is everyone in the world at one time or another, including you

    2. good

    2a) it does

    3. trying to sound intellectual doesn’t help your case

    4. they all do

    Do you mind me asking, sir, what religion you are?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  22. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Bullshit. And to cite two uneducated nutcases to make your nutty point doesn’t help.

    Trump has General Michael Flynn as an unofficial advisor on foreign policy. That’s all I need to know.

  23. @Stephen R. Diamond

    Not very helpful, Diamond. Especially since you could say the same thing about literally hundreds of politicians in both parties. Try to stay on subject without drooling.

  24. As usual, my former colleague Phil Giraldi has hit the nail on the head. The campaign of hatred against Trump is primarily due to his refusal to kow-two to Israel and its traitor agents in the United States. And, as usual, a large part of the American electorate is too stupid and ignorant of how things really work in our government to understand this. Unfortunately for the Neo-Con´s and their Israeli handlers, more and more people are waking up, including an ever-increasing number of American Jews. They, too, are fed up with this Neo-Con treachery. In addition, being somewhat smarter and more informed than the average Joe, they understand all too well that the worm is turning. A growing minority of the American people know what is going on and they are losing their fear of saying it out loud. If Trump is cheated of victory by a crowd of greaseballs and George Will types their rage will be felt across the country – and eventually that rage will focus on a particular group as the enemies of America. The toothpaste is out of the tube and it ain´t going back in no matter what happens. On another note, to sit and watch Rubio, Cruz, Kasich and the others pee all over themselves while they grovel to the Zionists is enough to make any decent American reach for his gun.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @dahoit
    , @KA
  25. @Stephen R. Diamond

    1. He’s a liar and a flip-flopper.

    You can’t name any politician who isn’t.

    2. He advocate killing the families of terrorists and other immoral acts.

    After the acts of Bush the Lesser and Obama the Pretender, not to mention Lincoln the Tyrant and Truman the Haberdasher, that ship has already sailed. You should have said something 16 years ago.

    3. He’s an ostentatious parvenu.

    He is ostentatious? So what? As for being obscure, we know more about Trump than we do Obama, Rubio or Cruz. Trump is an American, the other 3 are not.

    4. He degrades political discourse to the level of the crudest ad hominem.

    Trump’s discourse is rather mild compared to past political attacks on opponents. Politics has always been a wallow in the mud.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  26. Macroman says:

    Mr. Giraldi,

    You write that Trump plans on “honoring the multilateral negotiated agreement with Iran.” Is that true or did you just make it up? I’ve never heard him say anything about it other than that it’s “a terrible deal” under which “we g[i]ve them billions of dollars” (without mentioning that we stole it from them in the first place).

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  27. Agent76 says:

    Allow me to post this as a starting point for this article and topic.

    A Detailed Analysis of the Ten Amendments

    Just How Many Constitutional Freedoms Have We Lost? How many still remain?

    The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  28. If we are going to pick a nation to have a “special relationship” with how about Costa Rica? They are relatively peaceful and are at least in the same hemisphere as the US. Let the Russians have Israel.

  29. Puffdaddy says:

    I hope Trump starts to spend some money agains the assaults now on him in Michigan, Florida and elsewhere.

  30. @Macroman

    He has said that he would honor the agreement but would do his best to “renegotiate” it, which is of course a non starter as there are a number of other signatories to it. He is the only GOP candidate who has not said that he would tear the agreement up.

    • Replies: @Macroman
    , @Pat Gilligan
  31. annamaria says:


    “When the dissidents explain that Washington and Israel plan to turn Europe into second-tier economies, the French understand it’s no exaggeration, and that they are the victims. The larger picture is that the empire sees a unified Eurasia market and 1.5 billion people as a colossus that threatens the empire – so it must be broken up. That means Europe’s best and most competitive industries must be made uncompetitive, and that economic ties between Europe and Russia must be permanently broken up…
    Fixing the damage from the sanctions can’t wait until the last minute. You can hear tires screeching on the pavement with the recent abrupt U-turn by Jean-Claude Juncker [the President of the European Commission] that Ukraine won’t become an EU member for 20-25 years.
    Why the U-turn on the sanctions and Ukraine’s drive to join the EU ? It’s damage control in the face of at least two large failures. First and most immediately, is to recognize the failure of the Ukraine gamble. American neocons gambled they could overthrow Ukraine’s elected government and then turn that nation of 43 million people into an instrument to threaten Russia, but the gamble has proven to be a colossal failure. Neocons in the US State Department expected the Nazis (real Nazis, Banderistas with an unbroken heritage from the massacres of the 1940’s) and the kleptocratic oligarchs to be puppets o a US leash while the US looted the place. After two years, Ukraine is bankrupt and on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. The military aggression against eastern Ukraine was defeated in the “cauldrons” of Ilovaisk (9/2014) and Debaltsevo (2/2015). In short, the failure of the Ukraine gamble is reason enough for the U turn.
    But wait … there’s more ! The European Union itself is in a slow-motion economic collapse, and has been since 2008. … this collapse has no quick solutions, and any real solution would require great changes in the world.
    So the empire needs a U-turn. It needs to buy time to re-think its strategies, time to get its puppets reelected in the US (9-2016), France (5-2017), and Germany (fall 2017), and it needs time to continue its headlong flight… There is no “fix” in sight for this crisis, anywhere on earth, but the empire is still able to buy time.”

    • Replies: @Eileen Kuch
  32. Sherman says:

    Maybe Giraldi should mention Trump’s Jewish daughter or his Jewish grandchildren or his boasting about his numerous honors from Jewish and Israeli foundations.

    There’s no Jewish conspiracy against Trump and most Jews are anti-Trump not because of his views on Israel but despite them.

    Is there any situation in which Giraldi doesn’t see a Jewish conspiracy?

  33. Rurik says:

    Hating on Trump

    It could be about Israel

    You know as well as everyone else that it is all about Israel.

    Everything is about Israel. 911 was about Israel. All these wars are about Israel. Even the immigration debate is all about Israel.

    ad libs about banning Muslims from the U.S.,

    how many Muslim countries allow unlimited numbers of non-Muslim immigrants to walk in and set up churches and synagogues and demand that Muslim countries change their laws and customs to accommodate non-Muslim immigrants, Mr. Giraldi? Eh?


    Well that’s perhaps because they’re not emasculated, spiritually castrated shells of a people who don’t feel like their own suicide is written in the stars.

    Why is it only white countries who’re expected to commit ethnic suicide?

    And we all know the answer to that. Because Zionism is a double edged sword. It means that the Jews will have an ethnically pure homeland, while simultaneously all white countries will be ethnically blended, including and especially from their ancient lands of Europe, and their heritage will be scourged and their people made second-class citizens, as we are in the US, with laws that treat white males as less than equal, and who are the only people who it’s not only legal to discriminate against, but everyone is encouraged to do so, no matter how poor or disadvantaged those white people are.

    And it is this paradigm that all these neocon Jews (and assorted buzzards feeding on the carcass of white America) are so alarmed about. Trump is a known friend to Israel and the Jews. He’s a New Yorker whose family has strong ties to Jews and he’s been a life long friend to Israel and even Bibi.

    It isn’t that he’s a threat to Israel or the Jews that has them apoplectic, it’s because he’s also a friend to middle and working class white (and black) America that has them pissing themselves and hysterically pulling their hair out.

    These vile scum and snakes are going to support Hillary not only because she’ll continue all the wars and slaughter and genocidal treatment of the Palestinians, but just as importantly she’s going to stick it to traditional Americans but good!

    Just look at France and Marine Le Pen. She’s also a friend to Israel and the Jews. But they hate her guts and want her destroyed because she is also a friend to the French, and tells them they don’t have to become a Muslim country in the next decade or two. And that has the Zio-globalist’s demanding her head on a plate.

    So yea, even as the impoverish denizens of Flint, MI are expected to drink toxic sludge, and they’re taxed on their hourly wages to send more billions to Israel (where the standard of living is far better than Flint), it isn’t so much the assured support for Israel that the anti-Trump forces are so riled about, but rather that the citizens of places like Flint are not going to be importing tens of thousands of more impoverished people from the third world as replacements that has the ziocons panties in a twist.

    The ‘neocons’ were never conservatives. They were always Jewish supremacist Trotskyists who cynically pretended to be conservatives in order to subvert the conservative movement, starting back when they turned out William Buckley to be their very special whore. And then they’ve simply used the assorted opportunistic whores like the Bush crime family and all the disgusting little Rubios and Cruzes who are willing to lick it off Sheldon Adelson’s stained casino bathroom floor.

    It’s notable that Jewish supremacist and neocon Zionists like Sheldon Adelson don’t just demand racial purity for Israel and the ethnic cleansing of the Arabs there, but he also demands open borders for the US.

    Zionism is a double edge sword, and if you’re going to be a politician in the West today, you have to be willing to swing that sword in both directions – for Israel and against your own country. Otherwise you’re just another Hitler.

  34. A superb column.
    The Trump hating definitely is about Israel.
    But it is not only about Israel.

    It is also about continuing the US drive to completely dominate the world, in the name of the West and as its latest leading country..
    But that 500 years of Euro-American colonial and neocolonial domination is now drawing to an end.

    Trump represents in an imperfect form the American “isolationist” sentiment that does not like the US Empire and wants to let it go in favor of a world where we interact economically but otherwise “mind our own business,” in the words of Ron Paul. It is either this course or endless wars, perhaps including WWIII. That is the course on which Killary and the other neocons are setting us.
    Time to choose, America.

  35. {Trump at its head.” Quite a few of the signatories are well known neocons, including Max Boot, Robert Zoellick, Michael Chertoff, Eric Edelman, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Daniel Pipes, Michael Rubin, Kori Schake, Randy Scheunemann, Gary Schmitt, Ray Takeyh and Philip Zelikow.}

    You have to add an impostors and a Zionist NOAM CHOMSKY, who is asking dumb people to vote for Hillary so they criminal tribe can put its criminal servant and a baby killer responsible for Muslim HOLOCAUST at the ‘white house’.

    The criminal tribe control all centers of power even ‘intellectualism’, and make an impostor as a ‘public intellectual’, so they can control even the non existent ‘left’, and phony ‘progressives’ such as Juan Cole, a supporter of the war criminal Obama, and now Hillary Rotten Clinton.

    Majority of the Jews are against Trump and for Hillary or another war criminal who run in the republican party. Vote the tribe DOWN by casting your vote for Trump. He should have his opportunity like the war criminal bush, Obama and Clinton. These people have killed millions of Muslims, why not give an opportunity to a person who does not have a bloody hand.
    Go against the Zionist tribe and send them to hell. Vote for Trump.

  36. Sam Shama says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond

    [But to pretend that some special explanation is needed for why many people hate Trump is fake naivete]

    On the other hand many more like him, and passionately agree with his positions. If some Jews got their heads out of their fundaments, it would be rather liberating for them [with the added advantage of being less odious] and mark their identities primarily as Americans, and only parenthetically Jewish. As a matter of fact, I happen to think that most Jews in this country are quite content to assume that last position, but endure varying levels of misplaced moral suasion from their synagogues, AIPAC etc. I say this as a first-hand observer yearning for a strong POTUS who will strip the absurd, self-defeating privileges granted to Israel. I have stated in the past, that many, incorrectly, inflate the power of the neocons: they aren’t quite so; it is simply that the rank and file of these creatures are fighting to preserve their sinecures.

    I believe that in Trump we might very well have such a POTUS. However, he has to win the nomination cleanly with a majority of delegates behind him. Otherwise the establishment will split the party, surely clearing the ascension of that lying termagant Killary.

  37. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Southern Sage

    On another note, to sit and watch Rubio, Cruz, Kasich and the others pee all over themselves while they grovel to the Zionists is enough to make any decent American reach for his gun.

    No, I have the opposite feeling. If Trump doesn’t win I will lose any interest in putting up any resistance to the globalists. I will simply resign myself to the one strategy left which can weaken the globalists. I will turn 180 degrees and be Bernie Sanders on steroids. I will wish and pray and advocate for orders of magnitude more spending on education, healthcare, military, etc., and do the same for bringing in as many from the third-world as possible. Complete open borders. I’m not satisfied with ballots in 30 languages, I want money spent on rare Guatemalan dialects so the racists and xenophobes can’t stifle the vote of marginalized peoples. We need to double the salary and pension of teachers and civil servants and hire many more bi-lingual teachers. I want more wars on more continents. I think we need to send troops into Libya, Somalia, Syria, and back into Iraq. I will use every opportunity to label Republicans (or what’s left of them) as racists. Etc. etc.

  38. @Philip Giraldi

    He has said that he would honor the agreement but would do his best to “renegotiate” it, which is of course a non starter as there are a number of other signatories to it. He is the only GOP candidate who has not said that he would tear the agreement up.

    Early on in the campaign Trump was asked about the agreement by talk show host Michael Savage. Trump started off saying you can’t tear up the agreement, you just can’t. He said what you need to do with a bad agreement is you need to be extra vigilant in enforcing every last details and deviations from this can lead to effectively ending the agreement.

    Trump was really good early on in explaining why he would be so effective as President. This was before he was being attacked 24/7 and had to defend himself about the KKK, Hitler, being the grassy knoll shooter, et al.

  39. @Chris Mallory

    After the acts of Bush the Lesser and Obama the Pretender, not to mention Lincoln the Tyrant and Truman the Haberdasher, that ship has already sailed.

    You left out the one president who took more civilian lives than all of those you mention combined. Dispensation?

  40. dahoit says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond

    An obvious Zionist.Thank you for further confirmation of the authors article.
    And thank you Mr.Geraldi,for the red meat.
    Almost everyone else tip toes around the issue of the subjugation of American sovereignty for Zion.
    Hopefully the people see the naked truth at last.

  41. dahoit says:
    @Southern Sage

    If they f*ck Trump this cycle,they’ll get a Hitler clone the next,the morons.

    • Replies: @Qasim
  42. An excellent column by Philip Giraldi, which is par for the course for him. The only fellow commenter I saw who indicated the most important reason for supporting Donald Trump is Oscar Peterson. He mentioned Hillary Clinton, Trump’s probable opponent unless she becomes an indicted felon (please, God, I’ll never ask for anything again). I hope that Trump showers the country with the film clip of Clinton cackling with joyous laughter at the murder of Gaddafi, which she helped engineer: “we came, we saw, he died.” Gaddafi’s death resulted in turning Libya into a terrorist haven and opening up Europe’s southern flank to the invasion of hordes of Arabs and sub-Saharan blacks. Clinton has rightly been called the Queen of Chaos, and with her lust for killing and the corrupt perks of power she would be the most dangerous person ever to fill the office of president.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @RaceRealist88
  43. Stan says:

    Neocons are shocked there are few takers in America for their wars at home and abroad. Neocons are waging an ethnic, class and culture war at home and wars on behalf of Israel abroad.

    • Replies: @Realist
  44. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    Children trust and believe in authority. Even in Santa Claus.

    Adults suspect and question authority. Even in sacred taboos.

    Jewish elites want us to be like children. They call us ‘anti-semites’ if we question and counter Jewish power and authority.

    But we are only being mature than childish.

    We are being critical Judeo-Skeptics than credulous Judeo-Maniacs. (Or we are skepto-semites).

    It is adult to question authority. Isn’t it ironic that Jews take pride in the culture of critique but throw fits when others develop their own?

    Trust must be based on Truth, not on Naivete.

    If in truth, Jews were trustworthy, we should trust them. But if in fact, they are hostile, we should not trust.

    Trusting Neocons has been a huge bust for white Americans.

    Don’t trust the bust.

  45. annamaria says:
    @Ralph Raico

    “Gaddafi’s death resulted in turning Libya into a terrorist haven and opening up Europe’s southern flank to the invasion of hordes of Arabs and sub-Saharan blacks. Clinton has rightly been called the Queen of Chaos…”
    On point.

  46. @Anonymous

    Rehmat is’s counterpart to those wonderful fellows in Cologne’s cathedral square on New Year’s Eve.

  47. @AndrewR

    Trump loves Jews. He has many Israeli friends, many Jewish friends, he said Obama has been bad for our relationship with Israel, both of his children married Jews, he beamed that he was the first celebrity to make a video backing Bibi.

    There is more. Check out the link I linked above.

  48. @Rehmat

    First sensible comment I’ve seen.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  49. @Anonymous

    You should really check out his comments on Israel, from his own mouth.

    Trump is a facade. He is just like Obama back in 08, except for us right wingers.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  50. @Sherman

    Thank you for a sensible comment. I don’t get how so many people know the truth about Israel, yet think thay Trump is for us. He is not. He’s for himself, obviously. He’s not for the people. His daughter even converted.

    Think he will make had for his new family? =^)

    • Replies: @Rurik
  51. @Ralph Raico

    How about Trump’s relationship with the Clintons?

  52. Eustace Tilley (not) [AKA "Schiller/Nietzsche"] says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond

    Here’s another reason to hate Trump, Diamond Merchant: “Ex-ADL Chief: Trump’s ‘raise your hand’ gambit was deliberate, Nazi-style ‘fascist gesture’… I am a Holocaust survivor and this made me quiver.” The Times of Israel, March 7, 2016.

    You have no idea what it’s like lying awake night after night, trembling in fear of hearing once more the sound of marching SA stormtroopers on their torchlight parade through the cobblestone streets, their strong Aryan voices lifted boldly in unison in the Horst Wessel Lied, on their way to smash and burn my synagogue. When will the goyim leave us in peace? All we ever wanted, as history clearly shows, was to live among them as equals. I tell you, Diamond Merchant, being one of the Chosen People of G*d isn’t the joy ride the goyim seem to imagine!

    Now with this Donald Trump, already? Is G*d testing our faith?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  53. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    Trump is a deal-maker. What he’s offering the American majority is a deal they cannot refuse.

    Trouble is, there’s no truth-in-advertising law in politics, so how confident can anyone be that, if elected, Trump would follow through on his promises?

    Here’s one view: Trump Will Make His Peace With the War Party

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  54. Ragno says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond

    He’s an ostentatious parvenu.

    That’s it right there, in plain English. That certainly explains how media and academia and Big Business and Even Bigger Gummint are all, monolithically and interchangably, mobilized to stop him by Any Means Necessary: guy’s a frickin’ parvenu.

    And not the tastefully-diffident sort of parvenu either!

  55. hbm says:

    Virtually every last Jew in media, Left to Right opposes Trump. Anyone paying attention knows the terrible score. And we can see what Bill Kristol and Company, determined to stop him, is up to (no matter if the words are coming out of the mouth of the unmasked-as-utterly-despicable shabbos goy puppet Mormon Mitt, currently featured in robocalls for Rubio in one state and Kasich in another, Kristol himself probably having written those scripts, too); perhaps the richest being the bit of neuro-linguistic programming: “Trump isn’t a real Conservative”– as if Kristol and his vile pack of blood-soaked, usurping Trotskyite Jewish sociopaths and Christian Zionist globalist stooge enablers were indeed the true, America-first ones.

    It’s Jews and their wretched lackeys– who want to displace White Americans (and Europeans, too) with an infinite number of brown people; who want endless destabilizing wars for Israel fought and paid for by the United States; who want to continue to promote the ugliest and most poisonous sorts of social degeneracy and racial strife; who want Wall Street and the FED to continue to siphon what’s left of value out of the few remaining non-parasitic parts of the economy– versus Donald Trump; and while perhaps they intuitively have some sense, most Americans are unconscious of the reality of our predicament, how late the hour and what is at stake.

  56. joe webb says:

    Not convinced that Israel will become irrelevant. Mr. Girardi did not explain how that process would proceed. The below seems to be his main argument:

    “It is my opinion that the “I” word should be banned from American political discourse. Ironically, many American Jews are themselves uneasy about the place occupied by Israel in ongoing political debates, recognizing that it is both unhealthy in a democracy and reflective only of the extreme views of the hardline members of their own diaspora community.” “Ironically”….?

    I do not understand this statement’s meaning. I have largely not bothered anymore to follow the sideshow, or main show, of Jewish power in the US. So, maybe I have missed something, like a change, or especially a sea-change approaching, in this context of the freakshow of Jewish Power in the US.

    The only factor that I can see in this article is…”what they particularly fear is finding themselves without a major political party whose foreign policy they can manipulate because that would cut off their funding from defense contractors and pro-Israel zealots.”

    First, where is the evidence that defense contractors fund the Jewish Power? Small point yet I would like to know.
    Second, the Demagogic Party will still back Israel to the hilt, because its dummy constituents don’t care, and its smart do care…white elites who do what they are told by the Jewish Power, and of course by Jews. The exception being the college kids who want divestment from Israel…small potatoes.

    Third, the neocons may, with a Trump victory, find themselves somewhat out in the cold, but…
    Trump probably will be outmanouvered by the GOP and Bilious Billary we will see waving her arms for Israel.

    Lastly, the Amen Corner, per Pat Buchanan, is still very much with us and luvs Israel as the foundation for the Rapture, etc.

    As a Trump supporter, I welcome any small increment in the reduction of the Jewish Power. Arguably the neocon agenda has been largely accomplished…the destruction of the Arab middle east in terms of failed states. However, that will not last forever…some Strong Men will eventually arise and stabilize matters, especially since they still have something to sell. Thus Israel will once again pound Congress, etc. with its money and fright. Beware shabbas goyem.

    Israel will remain a large factor, if not the dominating factor in ME foreign policy, since we don’t realistically need middle east oil. People predict the dissolution of Israel. I don’t think so, at least within the ‘forceable’ future. Israel as America’s, or Protestants’ chosen people we will always have with us and the Jewish Power, ditto, except insofar as some curbing by Trump or future Trumps can put the neocon warmakers on a short leash.

    I would add that the stock of sympathy for Arabs, what with the migrant crisis, etc. has fallen even further, thus making Israel even less objectionable.
    Joe Webb

  57. Realist says:

    “It could be about Israel”

    Yeah think?

  58. Art says:

    There is no disputing that the Jew are anti Trump.

    There is no more important person in the world to the Jews, then the President of the United States of America. They must control him. Israel is nothing without the backing of the US president.

    Trump has said the he would be an honest broker between the Palestinians and the Israelis – this is anathema for the Zionist Jews. The last thing they want is peace – they want more land – they want all of Palestine.

    Trump has also said that he could work with Putin. If Trump wins the nomination expect an October Surprise involving Putin.

    The Jew will create a false flag operation in the ME that will force Putin’s hand. The Jew controlled MSM will dump all over Putin making Trump look bad.

    That’s right folks – the Jew will start a war in order to control who is President.

    • Replies: @Sherman
  59. Bill says:
    @Oscar Peterson

    I can’t decide if I like your reply better or Epaminondas’s. Yours is higher quality, but his is more what Diamond deserves: “Try to stay on subject without drooling.”

  60. Sherman says:

    What do you care about offshoring?

    I doubt you’re even capable of holding a job.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  61. Realist says:

    Why do you use the term neocon when you mean Zionist? Name a neocon who is not Jewish.

    • Replies: @Stan
  62. Rurik says:

    Trump is for us. He is not.

    OK.. who do you recommend?

    sure, he’s a buffoon and a greedy egotist

    so what?

    what else is there? Rubio? Cruz?

    these guys would eat it straight out of Bibi’s ***, and everyone knows it

    and it’s because everyone knows that Rubio and Cruz are sycophantic toadies to Wall Street and Zionism that the neocons are so pissed off that one of these cretins are not pretending to go up against Hillary. Because there isn’t a nickel’s bit of difference between Hillary and Cruz. Both are owed fee simple by the most vicious and determined enemies of, not just our county and all countries and all peoples, but of all notions of decency and peace and freedom and justice and all notions of the rule of law. The fiends who own Hillary and Cruz are straight out of Orwell’s 1984’s dystopian hell on earth. Power-crazed, demonic enemies of mankind. And yet we have this miraculous possibility 0f a president of the US who isn’t TOTALLY dedicated to the absolute destruction not only of N. America, but the entire Western world and the Muslim world and are pitting one against the other in a transparent agenda to destroy them both.

    That’s our choice, realist. And even tho Trump may be a Trojan Horse or a ploy to elect Clinton or any number of a thousand other terrible possibilities, what we all know is what the other guys are = more of the same (only far worse)

    So rail if you want to against Trump for his imperfections (they are legion), just remember by doing so what it is that your tacitly promoting.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  63. DaveE says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond

    Anyone who uses the word ‘parvenu’ automatically forfeits the right to call ANYONE ostentatious.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Bianca
  64. polistra says:

    No, it’s not PRIMARILY about Israel. It’s about Open Borders and globalization.

    The US version of this project includes obeying Israel, but that’s not true everywhere. For comparison, BBC hates the Xenophobic Buffoon just as fiercely as any US media, but BBC also has strong reservations about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

    Any politician who wants to rebuild borders, tariffs and walls, any politician who wants to favor the normal people of his own country, is equally horrible to the internationalists.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
  65. Sherman says:

    Hi Little Art

    Which Jew will start the next war?

    The Big Jew or the Little Jew?


    • Replies: @Art
  66. Sean says:

    Elliot Cohen and company are not Israelis and they officially back the official Dem and Rep policy of a process toward a Palestinian state, which in practice is frozen and going nowhere, but the West Bank Arabs are not going anywhere either. The US Israel Lobby has no strategy to make them, so the Arabs in Israel can live with a lack of progress, because ultimately the current impasse means they will win.

    Indeed, Trump would appear to have a more sensible foreign policy in mind, consisting of avoiding unnecessary wars and “regime changes,” honoring the multilateral negotiated agreement with Iran, engaging diplomatically even with heads of state that we consider to be adversaries and encouraging Russia to fight ISIS. His three current opponents have recommended “carpet bombing” areas controlled by ISIS,

    Last time I looked over 60% of Israelis, ie the Jewish people actually living in Israel, say Trump is a friend . The threat to Israel’s future as a Jewish state is wholly internal, being a continuation of the current situation inside its borders, whereby Israel is moving to catastrophic options of Apartheid, giving an unassimilable and growing group of Arabs in the land won in 1967 full rights, or withdrawing from almost all the settlements (Martin Van Creveld’s prefered course of action).

    Why do Israelis say Trump is a friend? The reason may have something to do with the fact that Most Jews want to expel Palestinians . Van Crefeld says the reason such an unspoken option is being quietly toyed with is the prospect of ” the collapse of the Hashemite Kingdom and its occupation by Daesh or some similar organization. That would create an opportunity to repeat the events of 1948 and throw the Palestinians of the West Bank across the River Jordan..” Israelis know what has to be done, but the US pundits of the Israel Lobby will not argue for it, because they prefer life as important and respected US figures, bashing the largely irrelevant Iran and perpetuating an unwinnable situation for the Jewish state. Only Trump could enable Israel to avoid defeat.

    • Replies: @Giles
  67. I have never seen so much energy wasted in so many futile speculations. Does any of you really believe that Trump, if genuine and if elected, can change anything? The people in the background, the ones who decide the future course of humanity are so powerful and so well entrenched that only a major natural disaster can ruin their plans. Not Trump not anybody else.

    • Replies: @woodNfish
    , @MarkinLA
  68. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Anyone who uses the word ‘parvenu’ automatically forfeits the right to call ANYONE ostentatious.

    Lol. Sort of like the joke, “Someone called me pretentious once. I was so shocked I nearly spilled my latte on my leather-bound journal.”

  69. Stan says:

    Dick Cheney and Frank Gaffney are neocons who are not jewish.

  70. LondonBob says:

    BBC completely ignores Israel Palestine these days, remarkable how neutered it is now. Russia Today is the only station that covers Palestine in Britain.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  71. woodNfish says:

    “Now we all know that many of those who are hating on Donald Trump are doing so because he is threatening the cozy-crony-politico-predatory-capitalist system that has made so many of them fat and rich. He is intending to break their rice bowls as the Chinese would put it or, in a more American vernacular, the gravy train might be ending. To be sure The Donald is warning that he will do just that…”

    I am so looking forward to that. Just that and the wall would be enough to get my vote, but he has much, much more such as nationwide concealed carry, no more anchor babies, and end to the EPA, VA hospital system, IRS corruption, and obamacare. And that is just for starters.

    Trump for President, 2016! It’s time to take out the garbage!

  72. edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:

    Real good sensible article.

    somewhat in reply/rebutle to the above Rurick @ #66 ”that’s our ‘choice”’.

    That’s our choice, realist. And even tho Trump may be a Trojan Horse or a ploy to elect Clinton or any number of a thousand other terrible possibilities, what we all know is what the other guys are = more of the same (only far worse)

    OK, ‘that’s our ‘choice”’. That is the question, that is the debate, framed as a choice.
    The show election must go on! THat is the show, ” that’s all folks”

    My point is:… Trump is part of the show, I mean, the most important thing in THEATRE, a GOOD AUDIENCE must agree to SUSPENSION of DISBELIEF. to set aside ones reality and go with the FANTASY.

    So, cut to it, America, demographically now sees that kind of image as some obscure anachronism, hence, the consultants at Central Casting produce… Trump! The monster in the movie, especially helped by his looks! Anachronistic White Redhead Pompous/smart/unbeaten… what… Parvounuea, WTF? haha

    And to me, the whole thing is funny as hell,

    Hey! Hopey and Changey (negroe in the wood pile) got what… an encore for… King GWB and all his men! in drag!

    So, that horse is lost out the gate, no more hope/change this time, go with Faux Populist ruse, somebody must of saw r the rerun of Andy Griffith’s movie ”Face in the Crowd” and got r an idear .

  73. woodNfish says:
    @Regnum Nostrum

    It is either this or civil war. Take your pick.

    • Replies: @marwan
  74. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Why is it good to commit immoral acts? Is it also good for someone to kill you?

  75. @Rurik

    OK.. who do you recommend?

    Why do I have to recommend anyone? Whoever is for, and will truly be for our interests as Americans. I.e., no one. No one is. Ron Paul was, and we know what happened with him. They’re all backed by Jews. Wall Street, banks, Goldman Sachs, etc. None of them are for us. It seems like you fell for the ploy. As I said previously, Trump is like Obama was in 08, except for us right wingers.

    sure, he’s a buffoon and a greedy egotist

    I can care less whether he is greedy or an egotist. Well, since you just said he is an egotist, that means he’s for himself. Hmmm.

    these guys would eat it straight out of Bibi’s ***, and everyone knows it

    I never said otherwise. So just because I’m anti-Trump means I MUST support another candidate?

    And yet we have this miraculous possibility 0f a president of the US who isn’t TOTALLY dedicated to the absolute destruction not only of N. America, but the entire Western world and the Muslim world and are pitting one against the other in a transparent agenda to destroy them both.

    We had that same possibility with Ron Paul. That was someone who was really for us as Americans. I love Trump’s policies, dont get me wrong. I’m just not gullible enough to believe anything will happen. How will his wall get built? It’s pretty implausible.

    Trump amended his plan and that same author responded here.

    That’s just construction. Who will pay for this? Id love to see it, I just highly doubt it will happen. He will get your hopes up. I see so many people so excited for what he says. It’s the same things we hear every 4 years, with a few more things specifically for us right wingers.

    That’s our choice, realist. And even tho Trump may be a Trojan Horse or a ploy to elect Clinton or any number of a thousand other terrible possibilities, what we all know is what the other guys are = more of the same (only far worse).

    He definitely is a Trojan horse. Did you read the previous link I provided on his statements about Obama being bad for our relationship with Israel and all that? You’re right, they’re all the same. They’re for the elite (Jews), but Trump is a huge Trojan horse. This is all just political theatre. You know the media can and will control thoughts and emotions through predictive programming and other ways to get into the minds of the public. Ruston has papers on how media can push pro social behavior, the same holds true for the opposite as well.

    So rail if you want to against Trump for his imperfections (they are legion), just remember by doing so what it is that your tacitly promoting.

    Since you seem to be in my mind, care to tell me what I’m “tacitly promoting”?

  76. Rehmat says:

    Bullshit – And to be brainwashed by liars like Daniel Pipes and Abe Foxman doesn’t give you the right to throw your Zionist filth over some Jew who is far more educated then Pipes and Foxman.

    Your Michael Flynn was four-star Lt. General and not five-star General, stupid.

    In 2014, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the outgoing chief of US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), told his “Friends of Israel” audience at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado that if Israel destroyed Hamas, the Zionist entity could be facing more deadly enemies in the occupied Palestine.

    “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something worse,” the Reuters quoted Flynn saying.

    I love these “Israel-butt-kissing” American leaders when they used the word “we”, as if Israel could be America’s 51st state.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  77. Art says:

    Hi Little Art

    Which Jew will start the next war?

    The Big Jew or the Little Jew?


    Hi Sherm,

    No question – it’s the Big Jew – Mordecai Netanyahu

    Little Jews are unquestioning follows. Poor things!

    Truther – Little Art.

    p.s. In October, are you going to be on the Golan watching the false flag operation?

    p.s. Are they selling tickets yet?

    • Replies: @Sherman
  78. @LondonBob

    “The irony is given his family, business and personal connections I suspect he is broadly pro Israeli, just he will always put America first and that he doesn’t conflate Israeli interests solely with zionist interests.”

    Maybe you’re right about that. I hope so.

    Trump is the best of the piss-poor lot contending for the presidency. If it comes down to Trump vs. The Pantsuited One, I’ll break my boycott of presidential elections and vote for the former.

    • Replies: @Ace
  79. Qasim says:

    I don’t know whether it will be the next cycle, but certainly soon enough.

    It amazes me how few people see this. What do these people think, that by suppressing the political aspirations of all nativist/nationalist sentiment, that the millions who are fuelling Trump’s rise will just concede and forget about it??

    If someone had the explicit goal of creating a violent white nationalist movement in the US in the next 25 years, they could not come up with a better plan than what is taking place now.

  80. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    To quote Trump, “Whatever”. Yes, Flynn was a three-star, but in addressing him just using the title of General is proper. I think you don’t know ranks. There is no real five-star. Here’s a mnemonic: Be My Little General (B,M,L,G: Brigadier (*) Major (**), Lieutenant (***), General (****).

  81. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Ofcourse they will win. Trump has shown no indication that he knows who the plotters are, what their strategy is, and how to counter it. He is a bumbling billionaire who stumbled onto the right message. And he will stumble out of it, as he is doing now. His instincts are right, but he does not have the strategic thinking, intelligence or the discipline to win against the most organized, smart, ruthless and relentless opposition the world has ever seen.

  82. FLgeezer says:

    ‘to expose the Jewish hands behind 9/11 in order to “usher an era of antiemitism designed to transfer American Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Greater Israel).”’

    Let’s hope it is 100% successful. Hope springs eternal…

  83. MarkinLA says:
    @Regnum Nostrum

    What is that saying about a journey of a thousand miles? Trump is the first step.

  84. AndrewR says:

    Lmao let the hate out champ

  85. I honestly don’t know what’s sweeter this political season—the panic of the Wall Street Journal editorial page/Club For Growth; or the desperation of the neocons. My cup runneth over.

  86. Sherman says:

    Hi Little Art

    By next October Israeli flags will likely be flying in Damascus.

    I’ll be enjoying the world famous Syrian hummus (one of the rare things Arabs actually produce successfully) from Damascus once the IDF clears out all the riff raff.


    • Replies: @Art
  87. L Garou says:

    Like it or not, whether this gives a person apoplexy or just initiates the onset of a severe case of hand wringing syndrome, it’s another endorsement for Trump.

  88. @RaceRealist88

    “Trump is a facade. He is just like Obama back in 08, except for us right wingers.”

    That must be why the establishment is backing him. But they couldn’t fool you! Thank God “us” right wingers have you to guard our interests.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  89. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Clinton has caused thousands of innocent civilians to be killed yet there’s none of this visceral hatred being hurled at her. Why is that? Cruz is a crackpot of the Christian Zionist heresy. He was booed off the stage by a gathering of ME Christians when he informed them their duty was to stand firmly with Israel. It showed a lot of gall on his part as well as obviously having a rigid, inflexible outlook devoid of common sense. Rubio is a lightweight who should do everyone a favor and just leave as of yesterday. So who’s left? What choices does a voter have? There’s no ideal fantasy candidate available. This campaign of slander and abuse is something I can’t remember ever seeing before. Are they really that panicky? I wish all these candidates would reiterate how they’ll pledge allegiance to the American public instead of to a foreign country.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  90. Stop it Phil, this is just getting embarrassing.

    Trump is actually good for Israel. He opposes Muslim immigration and polls of Israeli’s show that most of them support Trump.

    You are getting pathetic looking for heroes now that your homo fuckboi Ron Paul is no more.

    Maybe your should write some more articles about the Iran war you’ve been promising us for the last 10 years.

    Seriously man, retire. Just reading the headlines of your shitty articles has become physically painful.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  91. Realist says:

    Wrong. You obviously do not know the meaning of neocon. It means new conservative. This description does not fit either Cheney or Gaffney

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  92. Art says:

    Hi Little Art

    By next October Israeli flags will likely be flying in Damascus.

    I’ll be enjoying the world famous Syrian hummus (one of the rare things Arabs actually produce successfully) from Damascus once the IDF clears out all the riff raff.


    Wow Sherm,

    Are the Turks, Saudis, and Americans going to do this for you or are your Big Jews actually going to risk fighting?

    Truther Art

    p.s. Man Sherm – dead Arabs and Syrian hummus – now that is a twofer for a Jew.

  93. Tony says:

    ” To be sure, Trump has provided considerable fuel for the fire through his extraordinary ad libs about banning Muslims from the U.S.”
    So Giraldi, it looks like you aint supporting Trump because we all know that’s a problem for you.

  94. @Ozymandias

    That must be why the establishment is backing him.

    If they said on the news that if you threw your dog out the window and he would fly, would you believe it? That’s basically what you’re saying to me.

    “I-it’s on the m-media!!” Meaningless.

    Just because it’s on the news, doesnt mean it’s true. I know you know this. But yet you believe what you hear. Why? Because it’s what you want to hear so you will block out any and all retorts and counter arguments to what is said because hey!! He’s saying what you want to hear! So I’ll be damned, it’s true!!!

    As I said in a previous comment, Trump is like Obama for “us” right wingers. It’s true.

    Do you believe everything you see and hear in the news? Since you peruse Unz Review, I assume you think for yourself and don’t let media do your thinking for you. So why use the “establishment isn’t backing him” line, when you know damn well that it’s chosen what we lowly people see in the news.

    It’s extremely possible, as I have noted in a previous comment, that as Rushton says, pro social behavior can be influenced by the media. The reverse holds true as well for the opposite.

    With predictive programming they are able to shape the minds and views of the viewers. This is where I see that you’re not very well informed. It’s very very possible to control us through media manipulation.

    “First, the mass media can attract and direct attention to problems, or in ways which can favor those people in power, and correlatively, divert attention from rival individuals or groups. Second, the mass media can confer status and confirm legitimacy. Third, in some circumstances, the media can be a channel for persuasion and mobilization. Fourth, the mass media can help to bring certain kinds of publics into being and maintain them. Fifth, the media is a vehicle for psychic rewards and gratifications. They can divert and amuse and they can flatter. In general, mass media are very cost effective as a means of communication in society; they are also fast, flexible and easy to control.”

    This says it all bro. It’s all out there. The media pacifies us. That’s what (((they))) want.

    I see how the arm of the media has you to believe they’re infallible.

    It’s all just political theatre. You’re watching a puppet show. Look at any and all men who have actually been about what they say. Ron Paul. What happened to him in 2012 was damn ridiculous. That’s a man who was truly for the people.

    This is why I don’t believe this. Everyone tells me Trump is the answer. He is not. Trump is just another puppet for the Jews.

    If it’s on the media, you know there is a reason for it being there.

    But they couldn’t fool you! Thank God “us” right wingers have you to guard our interests.

    If you’re still using Unz Review in a few months, I’ll remember this and bring it up if and when I see your name again.

    If Trump wins, we will see. I will admit I was wrong if he does what he says. But I highly doubt it. So if he wins and doesn’t do anything, I will say I was right and say I told you so that he was backed by other interests.

    • Replies: @Giles
    , @Ozymandias
  95. @anonymous

    “We came, we saw, he died” Hillary Clinton on the death of Gaddafi.

  96. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    Globalists accuse the Right of being ‘isolationist’, but the Right isn’t against trade and exchange of ideas and cooperating with the world for world peace.
    The Right want all nations and cultures to be preserved and thrive in their own way.

    It is globalists like George Soros and Paul Singer who wage financial wars all over the world.
    And they also push for mass migration that undermines gentile nations(and never Israel).

    Globalists are for the dissolution of nations. They are dissolutionists, and they are the ones who are most responsible for problems around the world.

  97. Rehmat says:

    Thanks for tell readers that you never misses all my insensible comments – even the one regarding poor dog sentenced to death by stoning by Israel’s religious court. …. Ha, ha, ha …..

  98. Ivan says:

    Sucking up to the Zionists is just debasing oneself as politicians find out sooner or later, but Trump made a serious mistake by endorsing torture. That would turn off the Ron Paulists immediately. He should claw back their support and forget about Israel firsters, who settle for nothing less than ritual humiliation.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  99. geokat62 says:
    @Greasy WIlliam

    Just reading the headlines of your shitty articles has become physically painful.

    Hey, Greasy. At first I thought you were a sadist, but now you sound like a masochist… so I guess that means you’re just a regular sadomasochist.

  100. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    This is why we must be Zio-Skeptics.

    BBC is controlled by Zio-maniacs.

  101. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    “Trump made a serious mistake by endorsing torture”

    Yeah, that was bad, but I think it was just bluster. He wanted to show that he’s tough in terrorism.

    But it was still bloody shupid.

  102. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    The thing is not to trust Trump. I don’t.

    Just relish the mess he’s causing in the GOP that is rotten to the core.

    Trump is helping us pull a Cucko-Demolition.

    Cucko Sucks, Cucko Sucks.

    It’s like in the movie THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO.

    Whit Stillman is a fine film-maker but an elitist. His ‘conservatism’ is about class.
    He has no explicit sense of racial identity or loyalty.

    It’s about the culture of privilege. Preppy cons. Preppies, in order to preserve their status and privilege, will sell anything down the river.

    I find Stillman’s films endearing, but people like Stillman turn up their noses at the common man, the kind who yelled Disco Sucks.

    The characters in THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO will dance the disco, hang in a club with negroes and homos, and etc IF it is hip, stylish, and fashionable. They want to be a part of whatever is trendy and exclusive.

    Conservatism Inc. turned into a club for those who are allowed in. In LAST DAYS OF DISCO, you have to stand in line, and some are allowed in and some are kept out.

    Trump comes along and Alt Right yells CUCKO SUCKS CUCKO SUCKS, and the privileged preppies of Cuck-Central is freaking out.

  103. Svigor says:

    Trump is probably less of a liar than his opponents, where it counts.
    Nobody who matters cares what happens to terrorist’s families. It’s an issue of little significance.
    Nobody who matters cares if Trump is an ostentatious parvenu.
    Nobody who matters cares if Trump degrades the political discourse of the already obscenely degraded American political scene – a scene which, I might add, gave us the empty suit’s empty suit, president Hussein.

  104. @Sherman

    Phil Giraldi doesn’t see “Jewish Conspiracies” everywhere but a number of posters here talk of nothing else. I’m torn between the views that some are false flag hasbarists seeking to discredit by proximity while others simply prove that there is no cause so just that a nut or two don’t attach themselves to it. Either way, the devil’s proving he’s not pleased with Phil’s effective reason.

    • Replies: @Giles
  105. geokat62 says:

    And then there is the recent attack of the Beltway Midgets,…

    Although Phil linked to it, I think it is worthwhile to read the Open Letter in its entirety, including the plan, proposed by Bryan McGrath, for taking down Trump (immediately following the letter):

    Open Letter on Trump from GOP National Security Leaders

    We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity, we nonetheless are obligated to state our core objections clearly:

    His vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle. He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence.

    His advocacy for aggressively waging trade wars is a recipe for economic disaster in a globally connected world.

    His embrace of the expansive use of torture is inexcusable.

    His hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric undercuts the seriousness of combating Islamic radicalism by alienating partners in the Islamic world making significant contributions to the effort. Furthermore, it endangers the safety and Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of American Muslims.

    Controlling our border and preventing illegal immigration is a serious issue, but his insistence that Mexico will fund a wall on the southern border inflames unhelpful passions, and rests on an utter misreading of, and contempt for, our southern neighbor.

    Similarly, his insistence that close allies such as Japan must pay vast sums for protection is the sentiment of a racketeer, not the leader of the alliances that have served us so well since World War II.

    His admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin is unacceptable for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy.

    He is fundamentally dishonest. Evidence of this includes his attempts to deny positions he has unquestionably taken in the past, including on the 2003 Iraq war and the 2011 Libyan conflict. We accept that views evolve over time, but this is simply misrepresentation.

    His equation of business acumen with foreign policy experience is false. Not all lethal conflicts can be resolved as a real estate deal might, and there is no recourse to bankruptcy court in international affairs.

    Mr. Trump’s own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States. Therefore, as committed and loyal Republicans, we are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head. We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the office.

  106. tbraton says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond

    Steven R. Diamond, the avowed Communist and hence heir of the great thinker Karl Marx, lists four reasons why Trump should be hated, but ironically every single one can be used to describe virtually every neoconservative. Which does raise the issue why those neoconservatives, who have been responsible for involving America in numerous wars that they and their children manage to avoid fighting in themselves (not to mention America’s “greatest ally” Israel), so hate Donald Trump. They make it appear that they are truly self-hating Jews, since they apparently detest the very qualities they possess in abundance. Of course, Mr. Diamond, the avowed Communist, does not cite the main reason these neoconservatives detest Donald Trump, the prospect that he would involve America in fewer hair brained wars around the world which do not involve America’s vital national interests.

  107. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The neo shysters tribe are crapping themselves because deep down they KNOW Trump is going to revisit 911 and if he goes all the way it will forever change America’s relationship with their shitty little bolthole in the middle east. Trump knows America can never, ‘become great again’ so long as that INSIDE JOB is kept quiet by the inner party swindlers. I just hope he understands how much danger he is in.

    • Replies: @Giles
  108. Hopefully the attacks intensify in such a way for Trump to sour on Israel. Trump is one in a billion. He isn’t the perfect punishment that the establishment deserves but he seems to be good enough. Hopefully he wins since Bernie the sheepdog who is more predictable isn’t going to win. It will be a very interesting 4-8 years with Trump in charge. If we must be ruled by oligarchs, we might as well be ruled by them directly and not through their craven puppets. Trump can’t be worse than the others and he creates his own narrative just like what someone said about our Empire. The establishment can judicially study each new reality that Trump creates on a whim and they get to keep their money. I think the Neocons will slither back to the Republican Party after the Trumpicane moves on through.

    I agree with the article except when it called Israel a “friendly foreign state.” Its anything but that.

  109. @annamaria

    Annamarina, you’re 100% correct, and I couldn’t have said it better. You hit the proverbial nail squarely on the head when you described the conditions within the EU and the comments made by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, regarding Ukraine’s current status. He was completely right in his comments on recognizing the failure of the Ukrainian gamble.
    The US Neocons aka Trotskyites – led by Robert Kagan and his despicable wife, Victoria Nudelman aka Nuland, as well as John McCain – orchestrated a coup d’etat that ousted the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych; mainly, because he signed a deal with Russia for a \$5 billion loan to help Ukraine get up on its feet.
    As you also said, Ukraine is bankrupt and on a course toward humanitarian disaster. Its aggression against E. Ukraine was totally defeated in the “cauldrons” of Ilovaisk (9/2014) and Debaltsevo (2/2015). In short, the failure of the Ukraine gamble is reason enough for the U-turn.
    You’re also right in stating that the EU itself is in a slow-motion economic collapse and has been since 2008 .. this collapse has no quick solutions, and any real solution would require great changes in the world.
    The US needs a U-turn, and Donald Trump is more likely than any other candidate to achieve this. He’s promised to improve relations with Russia, China and other countries by sitting down with their leaders and negotiating with them. He’s promised to end the aggressive wars that had been raging for over a decade and revamping the military, as well as rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure. None of the other candidates – either Republican or Democrat – have made these promises; they’re all warmongers.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  110. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    From an Investment Theory perspective, it would seem that although Trump is from the same elite socio-economic class as the other candidates and investors of the party, he doesn’t go out of his way to serve the specific blocs of donors/investors that have traditionally supported the Republican or Democratic parties. In other words, if elected, he will serve the elite generally, like both parties do to varying degrees, but he will give preference to sectors of the elite of his choosing, which puts him somewhat out of the control of conservative party investors. This accounts for much of the conservative criticism he is receiving -though his pathological narcissism and outrageous comments are also a factor, of course.
    Much of his success can be explained by the large amount of investment throughout the years in building up his name and fame — assets that can readily be transferred to a PR-oriented political arena, as we saw with Schwarzenegger.

    Sadly, he also represents a sort of overblown reflection of many of the values that our society embraces: Money, power, nationalism, celebrity, charisma, big ego, a “great” family and wife etc. These are values and meaning structures that we must uphold — even if only as passive admirers and supporters — to convince ourselves that the society we are part of creates real value and meaning, which is the basis for our own self-esteem – our own (more limited) narcissism.

    And self-esteem is also Trump’s reason for running. As he nears death, his children, money, fame, and Trump brand promotions become increasingly insufficient sources of symbolic immortality. He must do something of greater significance and legacy, something to leave a bigger mark in the world and preserve the self into the future.

    • Replies: @Giles
  111. Giles says:
    @Bill jones

    When you say zionists are the problem
    Its like saying liberals are the problem.

    In europe the power elites are called neoliberals and in usa neoconservatives

    Neoliberals have hijacked liberalism to implement globalist cultural marxism.

    Zionism is a biblically rooted desire of jews to return to biblical israel.

    Neo zionism is bluntly an anglo american imperial hegemony with
    Jewish boots on the ground to spearhead a neo crusade vs. Islam
    backed by u.s and coalition troops in a neo roman empire geopolitical east west never ending orwelian peacewar.

    It could also be called zioglobalism.

    You have to be a real hater to blame the jewish people for historical events going back to the time of the Roman conquest of Judea and the modern dispersion.

    To the point, neo zionism is a frankenstein monster and dr frankenstein is the anglo american empire. All jews are biblical zionists
    but only elite jews and their stooges
    are in bed with the globalist agenda which is not good for the jewish people any more than neo islamic jihad is good for the muslim people. Divide and govern geopolitics are never good for the people living in the disputed lands.

    Neo zionism or Rothschild zionism was as willing to work with nazi germany as the anglo american empire.

    Neo jihadism was similarly involved with the anglo american empire and the getman reich in wwll.

    Neo zionism and neo islamism are two elements of neoliberal globalism.

    Mr. Trump is an educated man. He knows history and has followed the money. He is not a hater. He can tell a jew from a neozionist, an arab from a neoislamist a mexican from a narcogangster and a black from a thug.

    He is winston churchill emerging from
    the era of neville chamberlain. The real enemy is not an ethnicity so much as an elite determined to take the people to hell in the name of political corectness.

    War is peace. Slavery is freedom. ignorance is strength. The flag of Oceania is a white-black handshake
    representing tyranny in the name of the brotherhood of man and neofeminism.

    It is 25 years since the fall of the ussr.
    The fear porn about the invincibility of a so called new world order is rotten.
    The ussr fell and so will soviet america.


    • Replies: @schmenz
  112. Giles says:
    @Fran Macadam

    You dont have to be jewish to be a neozionist. More evangelical christians than jews are for the state of israel right or wrong. Many nazis infiltrated us intelligence after 1945. Many neozionists and neoislamists occupy high positions in the state department.
    This is called blowblack aka karma.

    Again the issue is not who is worse rather a complete restructuring of this government from internationalism to nationalism aka america first.

  113. Giles says:

    Off the shelf elements of u.s. intel must be restructured. One is israeli intel. The big enchilada is british intel aka vatican intel. Stop me before i rant about royal bloodlines….

  114. @Matthew Kelly

    Trump represents the oligarchy but not the same oligarchs the neoconservatives represent. There seems to have been a schism among the deep state actors. It’s apparent in the incoherence of Americas Syria policy, and in the Ukraine. The Anglo oligarchs are afraid the faction represented by the neocons, those we are afraid o talk about, are going to start a nuclear war. Hillary is their candidate. Neither faction is good for democracy but one might get us all killed because they are crazy.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
  115. Giles says:

    Trump is for what works. If hitler says 2+2=4 it is still 4. You may object to israeli policy but their security is the best. They dont molest passengers on el al but they do profile and stop some passengers from boarding. They track down bombers without locking down cities. They built a wall that stops 99% of suicide bombers. Unofficially the use torture to get enemies to talk and openly demolish the homes of families which deters many martyrs who still care about their families. They fight fire with fire. They are machiavellian and practice what chancellor otto von bismark called realpolitik. So will Trump. He is not dogmatic but adaptive.

  116. Giles says:

    If the elites agree that its time for the penduum to swiing back from the extreme of cultural marxism why not?

    The challenge is not to return to passivity if we lose in november. If Trump is blocked by vote rigging he becomes more powerful than ever as a leader of a movement who cannot be neutralized with impunity.

  117. Giles says:

    Search ‘bismark realpolitik’ to get an idea of how a trump state dept would function if not a trump administration.

    • Replies: @Sean
  118. Philip says:

    Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Suisse:
    “The key to tackling extremism is despair. Rob them of the hope that their wild fantasies will win out the day”.

    Israel and the Palestinians have crossed the Rubicon. The Palestinian population is growing too fast. Where will they go when they get desperately hungry? How much longer can the Abbas government resist Hamas? The 2014 assault on Gaza was the final straw. Netanyahu has most assuredly backed up his above quote with action.

    John Quincy Adams’s Warning Against the Search for “Monsters to Destroy,” 1821:

    And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for the benefit of mankind? Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity. She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal rights. She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own. She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart. She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right. Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force…. She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit….

    [America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.

    It appears too that America has crossed it’s own Rubicon.

  119. Argos says:

    Nothing lasts forever not even the mighty America.

  120. geokat62 says:

    Unfortunately my previous post got chopped right before 117 signatures. So, for completeness, here’s the rest of it:


    Number of Signatories: 117

    The statement above was coordinated by Dr. Eliot A. Cohen, former Counselor of the Department of State (2007–8), and Bryan McGrath, Managing Director of The FerryBridge Group, a defense consultancy. They encourage other members of the Republican foreign policy and national security communities wishing to sign the declaration to contact them.

    Want to get involved? Read Bryan McGrath’s proposed plan for taking down Trump.

    Next Steps: How to Push Back Against Trump

    The question always posed to the dog chasing cars is “What will you do with it when you catch it?” And although the letter published here on War on the Rocksyesterday (signed by, as I write, 106 Republicans) should not be considered an end state, it is an important statement of purpose upon which further action is required.

    Many signers have indicated their willingness to continue to press the case against a Donald Trump nomination, and so I offer a few ideas for how this momentum can be sustained. Last night’s debate added additional urgency to the effort. Not only did Trump continue to assert his preference for blatant violations of international law, he arrogantly asserted that the military would follow these unlawful orders, with viewers left to imagine the consequences to those who might not follow the Will of the Great Man.

    Here are a few ideas for signers of the letter and anyone else who shares our sentiments:

    Op-eds — I urge signers to familiarize themselves with the schedule of remaining GOP primaries and try to place op-eds in newspapers read by those voters. If you lead with “Why I signed this letter and why you, citizen of this state, need to consider it before you go to the polls,” you can’t go wrong.
    Online Outlets — Signers could replicate Dan Drezner’s laudable effort at the Washington Post and look to place pieces at National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Interest, The National Interest, Foreign Policy, Defense One, The American Conservative, and – of course – War on the Rocks.
    Television and Radio — If you are one of the folks who are able to call upon bookers and producers at more traditional television and radio outlets, make the call and get yourself scheduled. We all know how hard booking is, so make their jobs easier and volunteer.
    Email and Social Media — Signers should consider writing a personal email to as many people as they know in their own social networks, include a link to the letter, and explain why this is important to you. If you are on other social media like Facebook, proudly post a link to the letter and explain your personal objections. Be forewarned, you will get some spirited pushback from Trump supporters. Make the case for why you are right and they are wrong.

    There is a long way to Cleveland in July, and many very positive outcomes remain. Now is not the time to rest.

  121. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Mar 3, 2016
    Exclusive: Koch brothers will not use funds to try to block Trump nomination

    somebody tell Bernie Sanders.

    Bernie reveals what he is concealing when he slashes away at the Koch brothers, as he has done from the beginning of his upstart campaign. The Kochs have been the only entity Sanders has named in his “campaign finance is the most corrupting influence” schtick.

    But to the best of my knowledge, the Koch brothers have never spoken to joint sessions of Congress, or gotten nearly 100% support for resolutions in support of Koch preferences, or passed around napkins and gotten the signatures of enough bought-and-paid-for legislators and then used all of that access and influence to funnel US dollars to a foreign state who uses those taxpayers dollars to kill other people’s children.
    The Jewish-Israel lobby and only the Jewish-Israel lobby has done all these things.

    At least the Koch brothers employ Americans, and made their investing in the USA and employing American workers.

    They are global realists as Trump is: the US cannot be economically isolationist; as major players in the business of keeping the American economy running, both Trump and the Kochs rub elbows with financiers, employers and government leaders throughout the world.

    I’d love to see the Koch brothers give their support to Trump.

    to Giles: had it not been for Israel and the freakish ” biblically rooted desire of jews to return to biblical israel,”

    nobody would need to walk onto airplanes barefoot, or pry into people’s backgrounds and devices before they indulge in freedom of movement.

    also Giles:
    You have to be a real hater to blame the jewish people for historical events going back to the time of the Roman conquest of Judea and the modern dispersion.

    The early creators and leaders of Jewish zionism — H. Sacher and Theodor Herzl himself –make that claim:


    THE Zionist movement dates from A.D. 70, the year of the destruction of the Temple and the Jewish State. The Zionist Organization dates from 1897, the year of the first Zionist Congress. The Zionist movement is a longing and striving to restore to the Jewish people normal national life. The Zionist Organization is a particular instrumentality for achieving that end. The Zionist movement will continue until the Jewish people are once more living a normal national life


    The Maccabeans will rise again.
    Let me repeat once more my opening words: The Jews who wish for a State will have it.
    We shall live at last as free men on our own soil, and die peacefully in our own homes.

    (The Maccabees led the revolt against Rome and “reasserted the Jewish religion, partly by forced conversion, expanded the boundaries of Judea by conquest and reduced the influence of Hellenism and Hellenistic Judaism.“)

    • Replies: @amspirnational
    , @Sam Shama
  122. @RaceRealist88

    “As I said in a previous comment, Trump is like Obama for “us” right wingers. It’s true.”

    All of your blathering boils down to “What I say must be true because I want it to be true.”

    Why is it that when someone links to their own website, there’s a 98% chance they’re a nut job? No one will go to their website, so they come here.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  123. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)

    get another life Schiller/ Nietzsche.

    Maybe Herschel Grynszpan should not have killed Ernst vom Rath, and maybe Bolsheviks led by Jews Zinoviev and Khamanev should not have tried to subvert Germany, causing so many riots like the one that killed Horst Wessel.

    what comes around goes around.

  124. @Ozymandias

    All your blathering boils down to absolutely nothing to what I said to you. If you can’t give me an intelligent response, dont respond. I expect more from Unz Review, and I don’t expect it to be like other crap boards with absolutely nothing of substance said.

    I brought up good points, but I see you can’t respond to them.

    Great job!

  125. @Harold

    The important thing to remember about the Middle East is that America had no enemies in that part of the world until England and the US granted the land of Palestine to non-Semitic Jewish immigrants from Germany, Poland, and other eastern European countries. Who promptly set about terrorizing and expelling native inhabitants of the land for the purpose of destroying their homes, razing their orchards, and confiscating land on which to erect American subsidized communes, factories and corporate farms. A brutal, inhumane process that continues to this day.

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @schmenz
  126. KA says:
    @Southern Sage

    Even if Trump fails to get nomination,or gets elected or is prevented after being elected to do from doing what he meant to do it is late to put the genie back in the bottle.
    A new awareness has permeated the plebeian thanks to Trump- support for Israel,unnecessary pre emotive wars,and outsourcing of jobs have killed American dreams- and this awareness will outlast Trump

    Neocons will lose the money laundering machine of Israel, neocons will have to work instead of lecturing on Fox and pontificating at AEI and Brookings or at FDD.
    Liberman type of old piece of cadaver will never try again to wage wars using American weakness or fear .
    When neocons make remarks that Democrats are voting for Trump to upstage GOP,they make the same calculated thought – out mistake that they have done on so many other issues including the propagation of the views on Israel- – out of the world experience that Israel is our ally , and fairness is not part of justice,honesty,legality or American values when it relates to Israel –Palestine conflict. Democrats are voting because hey like what Trump is saying.

    Jim Webb ( the democratic candidate ) is supporting Trump

  127. @Dr. X

    “Uncle Sam has no dog in Israel fight”. Israel is the dog planted in the ME by the west, UK, to protect the economic interests of the west and as an insurance policy to the flow of resources from the ME to the west economy! Like you implying the Arabs are cowards and had never stood up to Israel’s atrocities in their lands. Mr Giraldi hits the nail on the head!

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  128. @Rehmat

    Although Trump has praised the Great Wall Of China as an engineering feat worth repeating here in America, he has NOT, to my knowledge made the obligatory trek to the Wailing Wall to don the Yarmulke and knell at the feet of emperor Netanyahu, all demonstrations of obeisance expected of anyone seeking political office higher than that of local dog catcher. But as the defeats of John McCain, Mitt Romney & Rand Paul attest, even these acts of obediance to Israel’s will do not always assure political victory. With Bill Clinton, George W. and Obama being exceptions.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  129. @Stan

    So are Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz. Let’s get one thing straight. Neocon is a cover-word for Marxist war mongers on a quest for world domination under Zionist rules and regulations. The term bears the same relationship with conservatism as the Patriot Act does with patriotism, which is absolutely none. Zero. Zilch.

    • Agree: Orville H. Larson
    • Replies: @Realist
  130. @Realist

    Read my comment at post 139.

  131. Bianca says:

    Thank you! Critics should have by now noticed that they are “horrified” over things he says while supporting thebprevious presidents sho actually have DONE all this. They pretend not to see the tragedy of migrants flooding the Europe — having first been invited by Merkel — and then blocked by walls of razor wire fences on their perilous journey. When are we going to see the horrors of the folly that political classes in the West have brought upon their own peple playing God with the masses of desparate running away from the very hell we unleashed across the Middle East and North Africa. Critics piously accuse Trump for what they have for decades condoned. Trump is pointing out the obvious — we are not having allies in the world. We created affluenza brats that think they can do all sorts of nasty things because US will come to the rescue and pay their bills. Pulling hundreds of thousands of our military home and stopping the payments to the thousands of “NGO” meddlers would make our affluenza “allies” being forced to face up to their responsibility, and will by bringing these home immediatelly boost our mainstreem economy. As for all those allues that cry wolf all the time, while poking the wolf, and pulling its tail — they may have pay for the consequences of their behaviour. Instead we behave like parents of affluenza kids enjoy watching them poke the bear –as is the case of our little Baltic allies. We would be better of letting the bear give them a bloody nose — so they will learn the value of our frienship — not just using us for getting money and arms.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  132. @Giles

    I object to Israeli theft of Palestine and of serving as a parasitical albatross on the US taxpayer, the “policy” is to increase the theft in acreage and have the US defend it politically and militarily.
    Hopefully Trump sees US and Israel versus the balance of the Mideast is a losing hand medium term. That’s realpolitik.

    • Agree: RaceRealist88
  133. @Giles

    “They built a wall that stops 99% of suicide bombers.”

    Just one of your many lies. The wall did not stop suicide bombers, the Palestinian organizations decided that suicide bombing was counter productive and made the decision to stop. Look at the knife attacks, if Hamas or other Palestinian organizations wanted to they could easily switch from knives to explosive vests, inside and outside of Israel.

    The irony is that Palestinians stopped suicide bombing and are trying nonviolent methods but now the political puppets in the U.S. and Canada are trying to suppress citizen’s freedoms and make BDS or criticism of Israel a crime.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
    , @Giles
  134. @anonymous

    The Koch Brothers have been Buchananite protectionists, opponents of outsourcing?
    They opposed the Iraq War? They have not financed Christian Zionist supporters of Israel?
    You must have been out of the political loop the past decade.

  135. @Carroll Price

    Ron Paul never visited the Jew wall. He was even voted most anti-Semitic politician in 2008 I believe.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    , @Bill Jones
  136. @Greg Bacon

    If I’m not mistaken every single one of these low-life characters are Zionist Jews, with virtually every one of them being intimately involved in planning and instigating the on-going wars in the Middle East, beginning with the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq in 2003, and the current war in Syria and turmoil in Ukraine. With this important bit of information never being mentioned in the Jewish controlled news media. Which by the way, includes the Mother Jones article which was the source of the above mentioned information.

  137. Sam Shama says:

    Koch Bros and Sheldon Adelson have been close for a while, certainly since 2012.

    This current move on the part of Koch in not standing in the path of Trump is a bit worrying [wonder what Shelly is up to?]

    • Replies: @geokat62
  138. annamaria says:

    “….admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin.”
    The lady doth protest too much, considering the cordial relationships between the US/Israel and royal Wahhabists. This pathetic letter makes people recall the GOP enthusiasm towards the torture, black sites, indefinite detention, universal snooping, the war on Snowden and Assange, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Citizen United (v. Federal Election Commission and the 99% of the citizenry), the kneeling before Netanyahu (Mielkovsky), and GOP’s support for arming both the Middle Eastern “moderate terrorists” (aka unicorns) and Ukrainian ne0-Nazis.

  139. annamaria says:

    “our little Baltic allies” would not move a toe without the US/NATO permission. They have been used as patsies, the same way as other “saddams.”

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  140. @RaceRealist88

    Your desperation is laughable. I never said Ron Paul visited the wall

  141. schmenz says:

    “To the point, neo zionism is a frankenstein monster and dr frankenstein is the anglo american empire. ”

    Giles, I believe it more likely that it is the other way around.

    • Replies: @Giles
  142. schmenz says:
    @Carroll Price

    Precisely. Very well said.

  143. annamaria says:

    The so-principled (supposedly) Mr. B. McGrath seems to be blissfully unaware that the US has started funding another totalitarian regime, this time in Tajikistan:

  144. William says:
    @Matthew Kelly

    Matthew Kelly is obviously right. American politicians cower before Israel because they know that any criticism of Israel will result in a strong, concerted campaign to funnel huge sums of money into an implacable fight to unseat that congress person and to elect someone who is dedicated to Israel. American Jews have enormous sums of money to pour into defeating anyone who dares disagree with any Israeli position or even any criticism of Israel. In addition to money, the Jewish community has enormous influence over the press and can twist any story to make it agree with Israel’s position. This is exceedingly dangerous for the U.S. and is a devastating comment on the patriotism, integrity, and honor of our representatives and senators.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    , @geokat62
  145. Dr. X says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    Israel is the dog planted in the ME by the west, UK, to protect the economic interests of the west and as an insurance policy to the flow of resources from the ME to the west economy!

    Utterly false. UK support for Israel was based on the Jewish influence in the British government as far back as 1917. Israel provides NO resources to the West and no economic benefits — conversely, it costs the West money. Eisenhower even sided with Egypt against Israel during the 1956 Suez crisis when the Egyptians blockaded the canal.

    In the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, the Saudis embargoed oil shipments to the West after Nixon supported Israel, which provided a massive shock to Western economies, not a benefit.

    The reality is that Israel enjoyed little to moderate U.S. support prior to 1973, when Nixon began to regard Israel as a Cold War ally. Since the end of the Cold War, though, U.S. support for Israel has no strategic or economic value, and is based primarily upon the influence of the neoconservative Jewish lobby.

    • Agree: geokat62
    • Replies: @Monty Ahwazi
  146. @annamaria

    Good point. The same applies to all western European nations, particularly Germany and France. Neither of whom will pass gas without Uncle Sam’s expressed permission. As was demonstrated by France reneging on a negotiated and signed agreement to build and deliver helicopter transport ships to Russia. And then you have the Charlie Hebdo false flag incident, followed by king Netanyahu parading down the streets of Paris as if he owned the place. Can anyone imagine Charles DeGaulle putting up with such humiliation at the hands of International Jewry?

  147. @Chet Roman

    You do know that Mossad created Hamas right (I may be forgetting the exact group who did, but I know it’s Israeli)?

  148. @William

    “…the Jewish community has enormous influence over the press and can twist any story to make it agree with Israel’s position.”
    Jews have enormous influence over the press because they own it.

  149. geokat62 says:

    American politicians cower before Israel because they know that any criticism of Israel will result in a strong, concerted campaign to funnel huge sums of money into an implacable fight to unseat that congress person and to elect someone who is dedicated to Israel.

    Here are a few real world examples to backup your point:

    Among politicians considered unfriendly to Israel who AIPAC has helped defeat include Cynthia McKinney, Paul Findley, Earl F. Hilliard, Pete McCloskey, Senators William Fulbright and Roger Jepsen, and Adlai Stevenson III in his campaign for governor of Illinois in 1982. The defeat of Charles H. Percy, Senator for Illinois until 1985, has been attributed to AIPAC-co-ordinated donations to his opponent after he supported the sale of AWACS planes to Saudi Arabia. Donations included \$1.1 million on anti-Percy advertising by Michael Goland, who was also a major contributor to AIPAC. Former executive director of AIPAC, Tom Dine, was quoted as saying, “All the Jews in America, from coast to coast, gathered to oust Percy. And the American politicians – those who hold public positions now, and those who aspire – got the message“.

  150. Realist says:
    @Carroll Price

    I totally agree. I much prefer terms such as warmonger or belligerent Zionist

  151. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    Hi, Sam. It’s been awhile. I have to say that the latest developments in this election cycle have raised the temperature a notch or two. I am concerned that my prognostications from just over 2 years ago may be coming true:

    January 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm GMT • 100 Words

    If NB is genuinely interested in combatting anti-Semitism, as she claims, she should be joining the ranks of those at UR. One does not have to be a Nostradamus to predict that if the Lobby gets its way and fulfills the Zionist objectives (as outlined in the “Clean Break” and “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties”) by getting the US to do its bidding, the potential backlash against those that perpetrated this calamity on the US could be unprecedented. In light of this, NB should be spending more of her time trying to defeat the Lobby than ensuring its success!

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  152. @Dr. X

    @ Dr X,
    The Brits conspired with the Zionists to find a home for them in order to get rid of the Zionist terrorists who were becoming active in UK. Case in point, Menachem Begin bringing down the hotel in London with all its guests! I agree with you and the Brits continued with their support of the newly formed state until US became involved in the ME in 1953 when CIA helped in deposing the elected PM Mossadegh in Iran ensued by installing the young, naive, inexperienced M. R. Pahlavi as the king of Iran! Between 1953 and 1967 the Shah was prepared by the Americans to become the protector of the newly form state of Israel in the Arab world. Of course the state showed its readiness to become a permanent neighbor to the Arab nation in 1967! Since 1967 the state of Israel has become the dog on leash for the US by fear mongering and keeping the Arabs under its thumb for guaranteed flow of oil to the west. As you may know the Saudis were severely punished financially for their Miscalculating the American response in 1973 which force SA to back off fairly quickly after the huge underground oil reserves were created in state of Georgia. Besides helping the state of Israel financially with \$125 bn Israel has had no other benefits to the USA politically, economically or technologically! So the big question is why the politicians in US are still supporting this nonsense state today? I can not think of anything other than being our own damn fault for supporting our own corrupt politicians in US congress!!

    • Replies: @geokat62
  153. alexander says:

    Dear Phil,

    The “establishment elite” whether “they” represents Israel, or otherwise, has utterly failed our nation, our country , and the American people, in every conceivable way humanly possible.

    Every conceivable way…..humanly possible.

    What an enormous tragedy their grotesque fraud has visited upon the integrity of our nation.

    How many decades will Americans (and the world ) have to suffer , because of their heinous, deceitful , and criminal behavior ?

    How many ?

    How sad a time it is for all of us.

    How tragic have they made the world ?

    Do Americans even realize there are now @ 60 million refugees from the “establishment elite’s” illegal wars of aggression ?

    “Sixty million”.

    Are Americans even “allowed” to know ?

    Do Americans even realize they have been defrauded out of nearly \$14,000,000,000,000,.00 over the last 15 years to fight ( among other things) criminal wars of aggression that were completely unnecessary to the security of our nation ?

    Are Americans even “allowed” to know ?

    How pitiful the “establishment elite” have become…in their obscene wealth, their complete impunity, and their grotesque and sadistic desire to exterminate millions of innocent people, and steal trillions of taxpayers wealth, in the process.

    Look at the tens of millions of good, decent people whose lives have been totally destroyed by ‘them”.

    How tragic that these …….”elites”……. don’t even care .

    It is a very sad time in which we live, Mr Giraldi.

    A very sad time for us all.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  154. Giles says:

    People who think everything started with the rothschilds do not have a comprehensive understanding of history back to the ancient world. If you can’t distinguish between the phoecians who invented the phonetic alphabet upon which the hebrews based their alphabet you are giving the jews fame and blame for way too much. The phoenician greek sea peoples were the earliest sea traders also later known as the carthaginisns and venetians who were the bankers of europe long before the rothschild and other court jews.

    In the interests of brevity my point is not to aquit jewish bankers but to point out that ancient peoples and their bloodlines are a bigger issue because they are not so easily tagged as the jews and can get along fine without the banking jews since the reformation repealed usury bans for protestants.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Carroll Price
  155. geokat62 says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    Case in point, Menachem Begin bringing down the hotel in London with all its guests!

    Wrong city… it was the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

    Since 1967 the state of Israel has become the dog on leash for the US by fear mongering and keeping the Arabs under its thumb for guaranteed flow of oil to the west.

    I think Noam Chomsky must be using a new handle.

  156. Giles says:

    Julius Ceasar was of the cream of Roman Aristocracy. He became a champion of the people but not a revolutionary. FDR was a modern example of the same type of leader.

    Trump and the people have one thing in common: Corrupt crony corporatists to big to fail too big for jail. Sanders wants to divide the pie. Trump wants to make the pie higher via replacing a corrupt kleptocracy with an efficient mixed economy which the USA had from FDR to JFK.

    In addition Trump made himself a clown jester with plausible deniability for being a crypto truther. Crazy like a fox. He was just a Scrooge character and suddenly reinvented himself as the first professional stand up comic to run for president. It is said if you tell the truth and dont make people laugh they’ll kill you. Even so a few have made death threats but Trump says stoopid when he means criminally corrupt and it works.

    Trump is a high functioning narcissist probably on the level of Putin but he plays the clown to the point that the voters can say better a clown than a criminal. If Trump does nothing more than stop the express train to hell its ok.

  157. Giles says:
    @Chet Roman

    Equating one on one slashers with massively destructive bombings is disingenuous apologetics for the
    neoislamic agenda. The wall stopped most civillian casualties. Trump’s wall replacing an easily surmountable fence with orders from the commander in chief that bribery at the border checkpoints is treasonable and stepped up tracking incoming small aircraft and seacraft instead of winking from reagan thru obama is high priority will foil the trade in narcotics and human trafficking. Stopping crime is not rocket science. It is only a matter of the will to do.

    • Agree: Ace
  158. Giles says:

    At the same time the globalist elements here and in the western hemisohere to be specific must move towards legalization of at least medical marijuana and at best all drugs including pharmaceuticals but excluding bio and chem agents,
    expanding gun rights to other nations ruled by narco tyrranies as in mexico
    and legalizing sex workers and extending visas to low risk mexicans.

    This is a wish list for taking the profit out drug arms and other big rackets.
    A yoooge wall is just the last defense.

    • Replies: @Ace
  159. Rehmat says:

    Mr. Giraldi – Glenn Beck knows how to suck money from Zionist Jewish crazies, and become a millionaire. He has been loved and hated by the Organized Jewry all his life.

    Glenn Beck was nominated by the FAIR magazine as one of America’s top 12 Islamophobe in October 2008.

    Glenn Beck became an anti-Semite, when he pulled Jewish billionaire George Soro’s pants.

    During his visit to Israel in 2011, he called the 300,000 Israeli Jews protesting against Israeli government “communists” – adding they should be alert not to let “any kind of Islamist movement that is joining them”.

    Later, he insulted Israeli Jews, saying: “I love the Israelis. I love the Jewish people. But they drive me out of my mind when they talk over each other. They’re constantly talking!”

    Joe Klein, in response, asked Glenn Beck in TIME magazine: “Do you believe – as the more militant members of Hizbullah do – that the existence of the state of Israel presages a cataclysmic battle on the plain of Meggido – and that after that battle Jesus (or perhaps, the Mahdi) will return and the Rapture will ensue, featuring the incineration of all those who don’t believe in the appointed messiah.”

    I’m not Glenn Beck, otherwise I would had told bigot Klein that all Muslims including Hizbullah, DON’T believe Jesus will return to kill all Jews who refuse to convert to Christianity (or Islam) as the 65 million Evangelists believe. On the other hand, most Muslims, do accept Jesus as the promised Israelite Messiah. 150 million Shias including Hizbullah believe that their 12th Imam, Imam Mahdi (not Jesus) will reappear to guide them to victory over the evildoers.

  160. KA says:

    “It is easy to imagine what we would be hearing right now from our friends at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Israel Project, and other prominent anti-agreement, pro-ostracism voices if the report had instead been about an increase in Iranian troops in Syria. It would be shouted from the rooftops that this was strong evidence that the much-warned-about, post-agreement surge in nefarious Iranian behavior was under way”

    Iran agreement have not led to destabilization but has led to opposite results . But Rubio ‘s neocon handlers or Clinton’s ” only issue guy” Saban will make sure that the voters never learn the truths because truth will empower them and free them from the clutches of the neocon .

    America is waiting for a Trump to emerge from Democratic Party who will blame Hillary for the gemocidal destruction of Libya .

  161. KA says:

    “Marco Rubio is now desperate to keep his campaign alive as the credible Republican establishment alternative to frontrunner Donald Trump and the surging Ted Cruz; and yesterday he threw a Hail Mary in a bid for Sheldon Adelson’s funding: he announced a “national security advisory council” that includes many prominent supporters of Israel. The list of neoconservative old-timers is an implicit announcement that Rubio will do everything he can for the rightwing government of Israel.

    The cravenness of the Rubio list is epitomized by the presence of Dan Senor, the former spokesperson for the US occupying government of Iraq and co-author of Startup Nation, an effort to sell Israel to the U.S. as a technological powerhouse; Norm Coleman, the former Minnesota senator who has Sheldon Adelson links; Eliot Cohen, who urged George Bush to remove Saddam Hussein because “Israel’s fight against terrorism is our fight;” and Elliott Abrams, the neoconservative eminence grise who said that Jews must stand apart from the society they live in except in Israel.

    – See more at:

    Another is China expert who became Saddam expert after 911..

    Trump has gone one great thing for US for which the future generations will thank him for years to come even if he doesn’t utter one more truth even again .

  162. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Is Trump the real deal? What if not?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  163. annamaria says:

    First the establishment “elite” (actually, a scum) prevented any accountability; democracy was just a collateral damage.

    • Replies: @alexander
  164. annamaria says:

    You are right about Phoenicians of the ancient world, but it is impossible to deny the impact of a specific tribe’ psychology on the world today. Look at the power of AIPAC over members of the US Congress and the mess in the Middle East. The impact is global in the menacing ways.

  165. Sam Shama says:

    Hi Geo,
    Is NB the woman I think it is?

    Well I reckon The Donald will do the needful, which is, lay the groundwork to disentangle the neocons from their choke-hold on many institutions. It won’t be as difficult as you may fear. If DT wins, I predict that he will also persuade the country to give him the Congress he needs.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    , @geokat62
  166. Ace says:
    @Orville H. Larson

    Why so particular? You were happy do nothing to prevent Obama’s election. Because your vote doesn’t matter or they’re all the same or They Run Things presumably.

    But now that’s inoperative and NOW you’ll vote.

    So there is a difference between candidates and your vote could, with others, make a difference?

  167. @Giles

    Jews served as the bankers of the developed world, long before Amschel Rothschilds appeared on the scene. In fact, being of relatively recent origin, (mid 1700s) the House of Rothschild represents the current credit-based banking system upon which the Western world operates. So, with that being the case, who’s to say that Jews did immigrant to Carthage and serve as the bankers of the Phoenician Empire? I would go so far as to say that since they (Jews) are always drawn to wealthy countries in which to set-up banking houses and establish empires (ancient Egypt and the British Empire being good examples) there’s every reason to believe they would have served as the banksters of the Phoenician Empire. Do you have conclusive evidence proving otherwise?

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  168. trump a false messiah?

  169. @Sam Shama

    Disentangling the neocons from their chokehold on institutions will, in my opinion, be relatively easy. The first needful step would be to remove them from any and all positions of authority in government, with special emphasis on positions within the Pentagon. Followed by simply ignoring anything they have to say about anything. After which time, their boundless egos will cause them to self-destruct.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  170. Rurik says:
    @Carroll Price

    be relatively easy.

    yep. Just cut off the spigot and source of their power – the Fed

    as long as they control the Fed, they’re able to control everything else

    if I was able to hit some keys on my computer keyboard, and digitally send a trillion or two US federal reserve notes to some buddies in Europe or Asia, and do so all in secret, then I too would have near unlimited power

    If I could not only anticipate when interest rates would change, but also be the agent of that change, then I too could control entire markets

    If I could decide when the precious metals markets were going to be manipulated in one direction or the other, then the ability to make fabulous fortunes, and allow by buddies to as well, would be assured

    the incestuous relationship between Wall Street, the Fed and the US Treasury has been our undoing. Allowing them to loot this country dry, and watch Main Street gasp and languish as Wall Street engorges on looted lucre. All made possible by the nefarious power of the Fed.

    Sam and I used to have fun and interesting discussions about just that. Huh Sam? ; )

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
    , @Carroll Price
  171. @Carroll Price

    Jews served as the bankers of the developed world, long before Amschel Rothschilds appeared on the scene.

    In the earliest days of organized Jewry, the Babylonian era, when the leading- or standard-setting Jews lived in Persia, made the rules and adjudicated religious as well as social/civil conflicts in the Jewish communities, it was Jewish bankers and wealthy merchants and traders and not “holy men” or spiritual guides. If I understand correctly, this is origin of the Babylonian Talmud.

    Persons with a conflict to be resolved took their case to such a wealthy Jewish community leader. Said wealthy leader received payment for considering the case.

    Not sure how far back Herzl was reaching when he bemoaned the “terrible power of the [Jewish] purse” in Der Judenstaat.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  172. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Come on ! “Israel America’s only ally in the Middle East” ???? Ha, ha !!! BUT what about medieval Sunni Arab monarchies ??? A real love triangle…. USA – ISRAEL – SUNNI ARABS…

  173. Sam Shama says:

    The official actions of the Fed are straightforward: maintain price stability [inflation targeting] and maximal employment. What has ensued – and this is what frustrates many – is that we are caught in a relatively infrequent economic condition called the Liquidity Trap, one in which monetary policy is rendered impotent in re-starting the economic engine. During these periods, investment spending has enormous efficacy, which is one of the reasons I support DT; man seems to be unwavering in his [accurate] conviction, that unleashing long-term investment spending will turn this country around for the better. At least insofar as the GDP pie will expand. Whilst it is silent as to how that pie shall be divided – a question for tax policy.

    One day I intend to write a well-documented essay regarding the Fed, its primary objectives, its less understood and more obscure goals and hopefully people will find it interesting and useful.

    Its not a trivial task actually, distilling a whole range of it activities to easily understood logic that the non-practitioner would appreciate, complicated further by a public sentiment, which unsurprisingly despises the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis. Yet I do intend to try, for so many reasons, not the least of which is the observation that in the global arena in which the Fed operates, it is gently [without the use of arms 🙂 ] nudging a larger portion of the global pie towards America. It is our domestic regulatory policy that has failed to properly distribute that pie internally. Once you see this, I cannot see any American blaming the Fed. You can blame regulatory cock-ups [like the repeal of Glass Steagall] for the banks assuming enormous risk, but lay that squarely at the door of the miserable Congress.

    I will readily concede that my co-ethnics are rather good [likely] at the money game [you know, the Germans are rather good at making cars and bratwurst and the Scots, haggis…ugh], and are arguably better at spotting the next moves in stock market, which is quite distinct from the black humour some offer in the shape of money printing machines that exclusively stuff jewish savings accounts. If you believe that, I know a reform rabbi who will gladly convert you to the faith – and none of the compulsory physical pain involved unless you so choose.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Carroll Price
    , @KA
  174. @Rurik

    Masterfully stated. Thank you.

  175. Sam Shama says:

    Agree substantially, with one observation: those wealthy merchants and bankers frequently married their daughters to the bookish spiritual men.

    Herzl was reaching all the way to antiquity I should think [he was a keen student of history], although I wouldn’t go as far as Lord Eustace Percy in summing the results of this condition.

  176. TG says:

    Interesting piece.

    However, when you say “there is something nevertheless extraordinary in the level of venom and sheer hatred that is being spewed at random about a potential Trump administration,”, I disagree. This is standard procedure now when the elites try to tamp down an insurrection: scream that person XYZ is a racist/nativist/anti-semite/clown/misogynist etc.etc. as loudly as possible from as many sites as possible until their public image is destroyed and then they can be totally ignored.

    What is extraordinary is NOT the level of venom that the elites are spewing at Trump, but that, for now, he appears to be immune…

    • Agree: Carroll Price
  177. Rurik says:
    @Sam Shama

    The official actions of the Fed are straightforward:

    please go to 1:30

    then go to the question he asks at 3:10

    “9 trillion dollars in the last 8 months”


    maintain price stability [inflation targeting] and maximal employment.

    not so much price stability, but preserving and protecting the value of the dollar, and this is specifically what the Fed is doing the opposite of. The Fed from its start has been the biggest destroyer of the value of the dollar that there is. They do it because they can’t stop “printing’ money to hand out in secret deals to their banker buddies and fellow travelers on Wall Street. That’s what all that QE (quantitative easing [printing money[) is all about. Just imagine if you could loan out a trillion dollars in a secret deal, (that the American tax payer was on the hook for) how hard the temptation would be.

    economic condition called the Liquidity Trap, one in which monetary policy is rendered impotent in re-starting the economic engine

    re-starting an economy that has been systematically looted by the big investment banks, whose job it is for the Fed to regulate and make sure they don’t loot the economy, but rather than regulate the big banks, the Fed is complicit with them in looting the economy. That’s why its always Goldman Sachs boyz who sit at the top of the Treasury, to make sure the big banks have access to America’s wealth when it comes time periodically to loot some more of it.

    I support DT; man seems to be unwavering in his [accurate] conviction, that unleashing long-term investment spending will turn this country around for the better.

    I agree. No one want to spend a dime with this imbecile in the White House.

    One day I intend to write a well-documented essay regarding the Fed, its primary objectives, its less understood and more obscure goals and hopefully people will find it interesting and useful.

    well, the problem seems to be that their actual goal- gaining contr0l of all the levers of power in the world- is anathema to their stated goal: protecting the value of the dollar and promoting employment.

    it is gently [without the use of arms 🙂 ]

    it doesn’t need arms, it control the US military

    nudging a larger portion of the global pie towards America.

    my impression is that it has done the opposite

    It is our domestic regulatory policy that has failed to properly distribute that pie internally.

    not surprising when it’s Goldman Sachs boyz running the show, eh Sam?

    You can blame regulatory cock-ups [like the repeal of Glass Steagall]

    repealing Glass was HUGE

    who were the boyz behind that Sam?

    Robert Rubin … served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton administration. Before his government service, he spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs,

    In 1993, (Lawrence) Summers was appointed Undersecretary for International Affairs of the United States Department of the Treasury under the Clinton Administration. In 1995, he was promoted to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under his long-time political mentor Robert Rubin. In 1999, he succeeded Rubin as Secretary of the Treasury. … …He was also influential in the American advised privatization of the economies of the post-Soviet states, and in the deregulation of the U.S financial system, including the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.

    charming, eh?

    the very people given the sacred trust of protecting the American people’s wealth and the keys to their treasury, are the ones who betray all of that trust to hand the keys to the US Treasury to the investment banks like Goldman Sachs. Isn’t that nice?

    I will readily concede that my co-ethnics are rather good [likely] at the money game

    in a way I guess you can’t blame them when the goyim are so completely bovine about it all, and/or otherwise willing to betray their own countries and people and their very souls in order to play big shot.

    there’s Larry Summers on the right. The Secretary of the Treasury observing the (yes, Jewish) fox getting the key\$ to the henhouse

    • Replies: @gustafus
    , @Sam Shama
  178. gustafus [AKA "nmwenn"] says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond

    Name… DIAMOND

    jewels and precious metals in names… a red flag for this discussion.

    Mr. um, Diamond your diatribe is, well, almost too cliché

  179. gustafus [AKA "nmwenn"] says:

    not bovine….. terrified and with good reason.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  180. @Sam Shama

    economic condition called the Liquidity Trap, one in which monetary policy is rendered impotent in re-starting the economic engine

    I’m no economic expert, or any other kind, but as an observer, it’s obvious to me that there’s nothing left in this country (industry wise) on which to base a re-start of the economic engine – with or without a so-called liquidity trap.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  181. Speaking of neocons, Chuck Baldwin offers the best explanation of what neocons are than any other writer or columnist I have seen.

  182. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    Is NB the woman I think it is?

    It is.

    If DT wins, I predict that he will also persuade the country to give him the Congress he needs.

    What if he loses?

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  183. Rurik says:

    not bovine….. terrified …

    well, it is sort of the same thing

    think what they had to go through in the Soviet Union.. where they were disarmed and had no free speech and no Internet and were under the absolutely unscrupulous tactics of the NKVD and the KGB, where millions were sent to gulags or worse. That is terror. We’ve got it pretty good, for now. But that all could change, and then we’d look back on our collective apathy and curse ourselves for our timidity when we had a voice and could speak out.

  184. Ace says:

    I like Trump and the stuff about the wall is terrific but I find it unsettling when he is silent on matters apart from a barrier when there is much to point out:

    1. Assignment of BP officers away from known high-traffic areas;

    2. Release of apprehendees into the interior;

    3. Threats to BP officers to resign if they don’t like what’s going on;

    4. Mexico’s allowing rail riders on trains;

    5. Surge of young people on the way;

    6. Volume of remittances;

    7. Abandonment of old requirements of no communists, prostitutes, criminals, diseased, or public charges;

    8. Diseases and bedbugs coming in;

    9. Insecurity of border property owners;

    10. One-fifth of country now immigrants;

    11. Multiple guest worker programs;

    12. Anchor baby madness;

    13. No moral necessity to grant citizenship or refrain from deportations;

    14. Mexico’s strict immigration laws;

    15. Obama’s “fundamental transformation”; and

    16. Reconquista stupidity.

    Obama’s impeachable attempt to grant amnesty and his complicity in much of the above are just sitting there waiting for Trump to add to the fire, but he remains strangely focused on just the wall. He’s getting good advice on immigration from Sen. Session’s former staffer so I hope there’s some cunning to this seeming mono focus.

  185. KA says:
    @Sam Shama

    “My co -ethnics are rather good……”
    My co -ethnics would be equally good if we were in the front and the on the balcony looking over the moves that are going in the main arena . We would be incredibly unsurpassable if we also managed to obscure the views of other . Imagine what would be embroidery around the description of our power and how our level of expertise,abilities acuities of visions and predictive capacities woud be framed and revered if we also succeeded in blocking other views,spreading our views,and and in allowing other ideas contingent on our approval! It only gets better if we succeessfuly always decide that we are right and other are wrong even when the failings become obvious to a kid stuck in 1st grade.

  186. Sam Shama says:

    Several possibilities come to mind. Allow me to offer some subjective probabilities for each case:

    (1) If the GOP sees its way clear to not upend the popular will evident in the Primaries, it might very well shepherd a re-birth of the true conservative party of Lincoln. Under this scenario where the Party coalesces behind DT [prob = 90%]
    (a) I see Hillary very likely choosing Bernie on the ticket (prob = 80%), otherwise she seriously runs the risk of many younger Dems and fence sitters jumping on the Trump wagon.
    (b) Hillary picks someone else (prob-20%)

    The outcome under 1(a) promises a very passionately contested General election. I still give a Trump/[conservative General VP] ticket a 3:2 odds of taking the White House.

    Under 1(b), for instance if she picks Elizabeth Warren, I see Trump prevailing with a 10:7 odds.

    (2) If the Trump captures fewer than 1237 delegates, and Party establishment stupidly engineers the entry of a new candidate [e.g Paul Ryan] then Trump will without a doubt walk away from the Party. In this scenario Hillary may or may not pick Bernie and takes the WH with a 10:7 odds.

    Therefore if (2) obtains, then we are going to have a continuation of status quo, with a few crumbs thrown at the erstwhile Trump supporters, but a great deal more pandering of special interest groups, and doubtlessly a further tightening of the neocon grip [the typical Democratic agenda] setting up Hillary’s second term. Quite hard to say how the population keeps the Trump momentum going for a further 8 years, as I see The Donald losing interest and going back to building golf resorts, chasing models and other fruitful pursuits.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  187. Sam Shama says:
    @Carroll Price

    I would not be despondent. America still has a significant manufacturing base, the largest endowment of primary and tertiary raw materials, unparalleled technological know-how and the largest internal market for finished products.

    What this country needs is a strong leader to unmask the sinecure class and their endless penchant for war and refocus on the economy: Invest in a 10-year-plan Infrastucture development, end the preferred capital gains and dividend taxation for private equity funds, oil exploration schemes and real estate, extinguish or refinance student debt at the same level at which the Fed finances the banks, Provide incentives to small and medium businesses to raise the minimum wage to \$15/hr, stop indiscriminate immigration, significantly reduce U.S. role in NATO and bring those dollars back home, put a serious bidding process for all government spending, end the insurance oligopoly by opening inter-state competition and nationwide operation, ditto for drug manufacturers ….in other words do all that is necessary to rebuild the Middle Class.

    It is eminently achievable.

  188. KA says:

    It is the neoconservatives again who are trying to insert themselves as interlocutor and arbiter between Christian and Muslim after creating the animosity largely by themselves to 1 give space to Likud to breathe 2 to give. Likud cover to carry on dark religio ethnic expansionary policies
    3 to fragment Arab into thousands pieces 4 to offer the fragmentation as some kind of subliminal pleasure to arch Christian fanatics ,as some kind of reinforcement for reinvigorated interests otherwise failing and disappearing Left liberal emancipatory responsibilities towards the downtrodden ,as some sort of sop guey watery balm for the lazy mind who haven’t bothered about anything in life until 911 while within themselves ,the neoconservatives higher ups have figured it all out that the lack f the coherence and harmony will only fuel more violence and protect Israel as a unique kind of firewall from any criticism pre dating and post dating those violences created by Israeli.
    It will also create and nourish the permanent hatred between Muslim and Christian for generations .
    Now these neoconservatives are livid with hatred and anxiety out of the understanding that a deescalation of involvement and adversarial activities by Trump could theoretically put a stop to their anti human tendencies and anti gentile hateful plans ,and,they are gravitating to Clinton and also trying to present themselves as rescuer of Muslim from bashing ,torture,kin killings ,extended killings,collateral killings . Yes these are the same neocons who provided ideological ground for those very activities for over 20 some years in West and obviously in Israel. They made it ” kosher” in post WW2 Nuremberg era.

    Muslims are stupid ( what other similarities they have in common with blacks who use big horsepower to clap for Clinton or with white who still get mesmerized by Huckabee,Cruz,Graham,Hagee , Mark Kirk or rightwing radio hosts who see redemption of America arising out of permanent fealty to Israel) and suddenly have started drinking that poisonous narrative . Fear ,stupidity,and yearning for acceptance can cause miracle . One sees that in the pro Israeli activities and words of Saudi and Gulf Royals .

    So the question is what is the next stage ? Will Arab now produce its own Scofield movement to make Zionism kosher among its sheeple?

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    , @RobinG
  189. @Sam Shama

    What would you propose to your co-ethnics re US tax dollars to Israel?
    What is the sentiment in your synagogue about eliminating that subsidy?
    Will the Conference of Jewish Presidents … sit down with Joe Biden and insist that he reframe his position on extending and expanding US subsidies to Israel, on the basis that it creates moral hazard and is financially insulting?

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  190. Zionists have nearly completely suborned Roman Catholics.

    Catholics-in-the-pew have been called a significant voting block, but they are among the most ignorant of critical thinkers on either Israel-Palestine itself or the larger regional issues regarding Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, etc. Catholics can be reliably counted on to support Israel blindly and think it virtue. Catholics — in the thrall of Sean Hannity and others of his ilk — can be counted on to support statements made by Cruz and Kasich (formerly Catholic, now some other Xtian denomination) at the Republican hate-fest in National Harbor, MD last week that “US must bomb the s*&t out of ISIS, — we are a compassionate people; we are pro-life,” intoned Hannity, “but we have to kill these people … and if innocent civilians dies, that’s regrettable, it’s collateral damage …”

    If they retained a shred of Catholic decency and moral sensibility, these pro-life Catholics/Christians would recognize that Just War Theory, which evolved from centuries of Christian thinking, demands that no war be waged absent a just cause; and if the cause is just, then disproportionate force be abjured and innocent civilians be protected.

    On neither of those bases does the USA have a legitimate leg to stand on.

    US Congress is the most corrupt institution in the US, and a plurality of members of Congress identify themselves as Catholic.

    The Supreme Court is predominantly Catholic.

    The Vatican itself is under the boot of hard-core neoconservatives (Pat Buchanan traced the affiliation of what we call neoconservatives to Bolsheviks, which is the more appropriate label for that not-so Transparent Cabal); specifically, Juan Zarate, a principal in the uber-zionist Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a charter member of the group that insinuated itself in the US Treasury Dept. under the initiative of Stuart Levey, with the goal and agenda of financially destroying Iran and any other sovereign state that gets in its way, seems to have a Catholic background and is now, himself, insinuated in the Vatican to keep an eye on Vatican financial dealings — the zionist in the Vatican.

    Numerous small organizations in and around Washington, DC that are affiliated with Catholic parishes or colleges — such as Christendom College in Front Royal, VA — are strident war-hawks and use their parish halls, college classrooms and membership lists to hawk their hawkish views, the largest among those views being, “bomb Iran” or at very least impoverish Iran to soften it up for the Iraq treatment.

    Too stupid are they to recognize that Iran represents the very essence of the ethical basis of Christianity.

    • Replies: @schmenz
    , @Carroll Price
  191. Sean says:

    Bismarck expanded. Israel’s wall shows that Israel has no interest in taking more territory. Israel will not dare do what is required for the future survival of the Jewish state as such unless there is a US hands off, and fluidity of population, states and allegiance in Middle East. Trump as president can supply the necessary hands off to create the needed situation. Israel will need a leader who can articulate the current unspoken consensus for repatriation of West Bank Arabs into the proper country for Palestinians (Jordan).

    • Replies: @annamaria
  192. @Sam Shama


    would not be despondent. America still has a significant manufacturing base, the largest endowment of primary and tertiary raw materials, unparalleled technological know-how and the largest internal market for finished products.

    While the US has some industry left, it’s not even close to being enough to employ the millions of idle, blue-collar workers now on the dole. As far as primary and tertiary raw materials are concerned, it’s a well known fact that Russia dwafts every other country in the world, including the US. And when it comes to technological knowhow and innovation, it appears that most breakthroughs in advanced medicine, science, and engineering come from Asian or European countries.
    I pretty much agree with most of your other points, with the exception of what I take as a hint on your part that private insurance companies (interstate or otherwise) should continue playing a part in the health care system. Which I personally think should be totally re-vamped, by, first of all, removing all profit making incentives from a system that should benefit of the general public, rather serving as a source of profit for insurance companies, drug companies, as well as private hospitals and physicians. Which all drive the cost of medical care far beyond the reach of anyone other than the wealthy who become wealthier by the day while the poor become poorer at the same rate.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  193. RobinG says:

    Well, how about this, a “terrorism expert” will discuss the Irgun. This promises to be completely disingenuous

    Sunday, March 13 at 10:30 AM, Bruce Hoffman, an expert in terrorism and insurgency and Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, will explore the controversial question of the efficacy of political violence in an Amram Scholar Series lecture. Focusing on Israel’s struggle for independence between 1917 and 1947, he will examine the role of the Irgun, the Zionist paramilitary organization, in ending British rule over Palestine. Professor Hoffman’s new book on the subject, Anonymous Soldiers, won the 2015 Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award and has been praised by The New York Times as “skillfully” written and “thought-provoking.” Learn more at Free and open to the public. At Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street NW.

    Notice the mythical history, “Israel’s struggle for independence between 1917 and 1947.” So Zionist conquest of Palestinian land is an independence struggle?
    Also the total hypocrisy: Jewish bombings, massacres, assassinations etc. are “political violence”, while stabbings by Palestinian children -or even throwing stones at tanks- out of frustration and despair are “terrorism”.

    • Agree: geokat62
    • Replies: @KA
    , @helena
  194. schmenz says:

    Well, we’re not all pro-zionist. I grant you the stench of “Christian Zionism” (an oxymororn if ever there was one) has found its way into some Catholic groups and organizations, but certainly not all. Among numerous serious Catholics there is a wealth of info about the dangers of this thing.

    For example:

  195. Sam Shama says:

    Hello Rurik,
    Pending the essay I intend to write, the following will be yet another edition of matters I have stated in the past. While I concede a certain baffled admiration for the curious industry of hard-money goldbugs, I hold little hope that straightforward explanation of the questions and circumstances will produce the desired moment of eureka. It has a certain Monty Pythonesque quality to it, where the Black knight who said “ni!” keeps talking past that poor sod Arthur :

    [after slicing one of the Black Knight’s arms off]
    King Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary!
    Black Knight: ‘Tis but a scratch!
    King Arthur: A scratch? Your arm’s off!
    Black Knight: No, it isn’t.
    King Arthur: What’s that, then?
    Black Knight: [after a pause] I’ve had worse.
    King Arthur: You liar!
    Black Knight: Come on, you pansy!


    (1) The sensationalistic video post about “THE FED LOSING \$9tr” : that woman at the helm of the Inspectorate ought to be relieved of her post [she may already have been]. Most likely she did not comprehend the outrageousness of the question itself and perhaps entertained the notion that the Fed had actually lost count of \$9tr, as in “Dear, I can’t find my wallet and we might have to clean the dishes for the bill”. The \$9tr is simply off-balance sheet purchases that the Fed made in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis to rid the balance sheets of member banks of non-performing loans. Now, one can argue that the Fed should have let these banks fail and thrown the system into chaos, but it cannily chose not to.

    (2) I am not an admirer of Greenspan; I thought the man was libertarian to the point of nuttiness. The Fed is a private institution owned by member banks and its objectives are : (1) maintain price stability and (2) maximal employment. An insistence that its objective is “to preserve the value of the dollar” won’t make it so. More importantly, when you say “value of the dollar”, I reckon you are really interested in preserving the average [ok there is more to it that we’ll get into in the fullness of time] real income [corrected for inflation] in the U.S. , which has done this:*&ulang=en&ip=

    I think the trouble with the goldbug variety of analyses, is that they feel that “printing money” is debasing and will therefore produce hyperinflation. That notion is easily demonstrated as faulty [like Basil], and will occur only if a nation’s productive capacity is destroyed [Weimar]. Otherwise its helpful to think of money [cash or electronic] as little units of credit that need to expand/contract with population growth/reduction and real goods supply-demand imbalances. Using the gold standard will only make matters worse: deepen recessions and over-extend rallies. Fed’s QE is an attempt to kick-start the economy indirectly through the wealth effect. It’s efficacy is limited in a Liquidity Trap. Infrastucture investments are far more effective. However during and after the 2008 crisis, the Fed was the only stabilising actor in the economy with the fiscal authorities [congress] nowhere in sight!

    Now, even if you insist on looking at the relative price [“value of the dollar I say!”] of the USD, here is what the trade weighted index looks like. No great insight to be drawn here, other than the regular fluctuations of trade and capital flows:


    Other than the explicitly stated goals of the Fed, the indirect results of its actions are to soak up as much excess savings or credit that is warranted for U.S. internal growth without badly hurting our allies. It owes not a whit of explanation to any country or entity for pursuing its own national interests. To the extent that the Fed can engineer a 2% inflation with the Treasury paying on the average 1.5% on its outstanding liabilities, it enables the taxpayer to have much of its public outlays financed for naught! [please try to understand this: its the world and internal bondholders making a gift to the taxpayer]

    Allright. So we see eye to eye on the less than salubrious effect of the repeal of Glass-Steagall. That needs to be reversed. Its really rather unimportant as to who prominently featured in shepherding that disaster, and if you insist on a gallery of culprits, it must include Ron Paul who very cleverly abstained from a “Nay” which was available to him. It was a cock-up, but only in retrospect. Most interestingly if you read the financial or general press from the time [that is what I did, since it a was a bit prior to my entry in the jobs market], you find only praise for the repeal. Even from seemingly unlikely sources, like labour unions, which purred glowingly of the much easier credit [a global flow of excess savings to the U.S] available to its rank and file as a result of it. Indeed, that was the manifest result. It only occurs to us after a crisis has passed, what or who the guilty parties were!

    On my somewhat tongue-in-cheek remark about facility with finance amongst various groups, I hardly think that gentiles are – to use your description – bovine in their approach or capacity regarding the same. Warren Buffet anyone? Or blimey, Donald for that matter?!! Anyway its observably false and not worth expanding on.

    Rounding up, the troubles that plague the U.S. and the world at large, are really questions of inequality and the attendant ills, and should be tackled accordingly [a small set of actions, certainly not exhaustive, I mentioned up the thread to Caroll Price]. That is the first step and a significant one. Thinking about unwinding the Fed [“cutting off the spigot”] is wrong-headed in addition to being virtually unachievable. Even in the unlikely scenario where the Donald attempts to do so [he won’t] in a fit of mania, he will be rather quickly, brought back to his senses when the stock market drops 50% [your 401(k)], real estate values drop dramatically and really I can’t even cognitively summon the international mayhem! So let’s talk about things that we can do, shall we?

  196. Sam Shama says:

    I have at every opportunity [successfully I might add] convinced many of my congregation to see their way clear to write to our congressman, about the unnecessary and ultimately self defeating nature of the grants etc. It wasn’t that difficult really. Most had already come to that conclusion on their own, but relegated action to an unimportant list of things to do.

    As far as the Conference of Jewish Presidents, I can only say that our rabbi will energetically communicate our viewpoint. Biden I think is really beyond redemption. The man really believes in the rapture by now I suspect!

    This will require the POTUS, and I have a germ of an idea in that regard…..

    btw checques to AIPAC from our congregation have taken on a significant downtrend.

  197. MarkinLA says:
    @Carroll Price

    it appears that most breakthroughs in advanced medicine, science, and engineering come from Asian or European countries.

    The US is the world leader in applying advanced technology to medicine.

    All the major pacemaker/ICD/ cardiac rhythm management companies are based in the US for example. The biggest medical products company in the world is Johnson and Johnson.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  198. @SolontoCroesus

    Don’t expect any help from religious nuts. Regardless of what denomination or sect they belong to, they’re all brain-dead. Otherwise, they wouldn’t need a preacher, priest or rabbi telling them what to do, or how to conduct their lives. And they wouldn’t need right-wing politicians telling them who to love and who to hate.

    • Replies: @Ace
  199. @schmenz


    from Culture Wars, rvw of Jones’s book —

    As someone who has always taken the Message of Fatima very seriously, I found your comprehensive survey of Bolshevism and its Jewish roots an absolute revelation particularly Leon Trotsky’s pivotal role in the October 1917 revolution. Considering the Trotskyite antecedents of neoconservatism where accretions like permanent revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat are exchanged for the alternatives of the “war on terror” and “making the world safe for freedom and democracy”, I think that in the post-Cold War era this is one of the things that Our Lady could have meant when she said that Russia would spread its errors throughout the world.

    — I spent a day-and-a-half to travel to a conference where Michael Jones was to speak. Jones is author of The Revolutionary Jewish Spirit and creator of the Culture Wars website, if I’m not mistaken.

    To get to the Jones spot on the agenda one had to sit through quizzes about the relative merits of Medjugorge, and the miracles of St Bernadette or some other even more obscure medieval saint.

    I perdured. For awhile, til I couldn’t take any more and walked out of the hall — in preference to the looming possibility of being escorted out in a strait jacket or in handcuffs.
    I sat in the reception area to chill, and a Conference functionary approached me. I related my concerns as cooly as could be managed. The man’s recommendation was that I should “spend more time in front of the Blessed Sacrament.” I tried — I really did — to control the look on my face, which the man must have read, because he reached into his pocket for more powerful ammunition and produced a tattered, filthy relic of Padre Pio. “It’s his hair!” my savior whispered reverently.


    Jones came by just then and we talked for a minute or two about zionism, which Jones said he “would touch on” in his presentation. Then he had to go.

    I have Jones’s book but found the theological prequel tough sledding. Battling zionism with Catholic mysticism = knife to a gun fight. Zionism is a political movement and Catholics need to learn to do politics as smart politics, not with pilgrimages to Lourdes (which Ruth Harris has made a bundle of money on, btw, by writing a book deriding the phenomenon) and magically channeling Our Lady of Fatima, not if you want to be taken seriously, that is. Understand and teach to Catholics in the pews the political ideology underlying Trotsky & zionism, not Fatima. There’s not that much difference between “what Our Lady said at Fatima” and the whole “rapture” schtick dreamed up by the writer (and profiteer) of some very, very bad evangelical Christian fiction.

    – This gem in the last of your links:

    Gary Krupp is another manifestation of shaking off propagandistic JINO shackles. A Jew raised to view Pius XII as “a Nazi sympathiser,” Krupp is now one of his foremost defenders and states that “It’s character assassination – a shanda – that so many Jews say he was an anti-Semite.” On cue, an ADL rabbi recently called Krupp’s godly mission “a campaign of misinformation.” But Krupp is not for turning. “Listen to me: Pius XII was the greatest hero of World War II,” he insists. “He saved more Jews than Roosevelt, Churchill and all the rest of them combined.” Bravo! [chirps the addle-brained author]

    Pacelli is a hero and a great man in a category antithetical to that of Roosevelt and Churchill: they created war; lied to create war; demonized Catholic and Christian Germans to promote and provoke war; enabled policies to kill in vast numbers Catholic and Christian Germans (and Russians & Italians).
    Eugenio Pacelli tried to avoid war. When FDR and Churchill got the war that they needed and wanted, Pacellli tried to save as many as he could of his flock. He also tried to save Jews.

    That Krupp considers Pacelli a “hero” because he saved Jews is one more testament to the intense narcissism of Mr. Krupp.

    – please, schmenz, give me some hope; tell me there are some smart Catholics who are able to take on zionism on its own terms — and no, that does not mean, “Hitler/Nazi = XYZ and Zionism = xyz, therefore _____.”

    Hitler and NSDAP are their own unique phenomenon with their own specific contexts and actions.

    Zionism, likewise, is sui generis. Deal with it on its own terms.

    Hitler and NSDAP have not, so far, been explored fully and fairly.

    Neither has zionism, from the opposite side of the Truth spectrum.

    The Roman Catholic hierarchy has vast power to take on that full and fair exploration of both the lies and distortions that Germany in the wars era has been subjected to; and exposure of the full and unvarnished truth of the actions of Jews and zionists in that same era. Their failure to do so is the sin of pusillanimity. And cowardice.

  200. KA says:

    They will not stop from lying.

    Zionist have gone out to India to proselytize for a new faith to bind them more closely with bigot

    nationalistic Hindu RSS party claiming that like the rest of the 3 rd world countries Israel also suffered colonization and only through struggle the Zionist like Indian independence movement threw the British out.
    Apart from the lies in this new claims there are few other interesting stuff that is eternal and inherently Zionist – this is same Hindu fundamentalist who have been praising Hitler since 1933 and who still oppresses other races within India because they believe they are separate ,Aryan,and Caucasian in origin.

    • Replies: @Ivan
  201. @MarkinLA

    …could be, I don’t get around much, especially in the medical field. In fact, I’m quite ignorant on the subject. But why is it that practically all medical research professionals, college professors, and lecturers, speak with European or Asian accents? Are they over here cashing in on American know-how, or am I mistaking NYC accents for foreign accents?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @RobinG
  202. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Who is dragging world to beautiful wars? A state -not far from here- effectively gives deadly influence to tear apart international law, dragging us and US, gulf states, europe, east asia “coalition”, almost every country to child-made wars. The resources vanished. The enemies created. Now we are entrapped in war situation and VVSerious complexity. We are too late. Anybody who knows the truth is screaming n crying. Goodbye development n political ingredient.

    But we know silhoutte – whatever her argument (diplomatically or unmasked actions) – of that state.

  203. Ivan says:

    Further to your point, it is the Muslims of India who stand in for the Jews in Nazi Germany in the RSS-Nazi analogy. Fortunately there are in-built barriers against further rapprochement between India and Israel. The RSS admires Hitler and the Nazis inordinately, the Zionists cannot take place their since they lack the quasi-religious charisma of the Nazis, the Zionists are nowhere as good looking, and the Hindus are polytheists.

    The relationship between India and Russia, and between India and Iran has stood the test of time. Notwithstanding all the empty rhetoric from Modi, these will be the alliances that count for the Indian establishment.

  204. MarkinLA says:
    @Carroll Price

    The requirements necessary in the US to become a physician are difficult. The real bottle neck is after you finish medical school you have to find a place to do your internship. This limits the number of physicians practicing. It is easy for a foreign doctor to come over here pass the board tests and latch on to an HMO or as a junior member of a medical group. I don’t see a lot starting their own practice unless they cater specifically to their immigrant group.

    I have only had two foreign doctors (Vietnamese and Indian) so I am not sure your experience is the norm. If one really wants to looks at who is doing the research, you need to do a literature search at the local university medical library. They have all the medical journals. A lot of the people doing research are not MDs they are PhDs in a medicine related field.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  205. @schmenz

    Ok, taking a closer look at Michael Jones. He offers a coherent analysis based on observation of events and causal relationships. Here’s a glimpse —

    Bill Donahue produced some good research and analysis in his PhD dissertation on Joe McCarthy, but his Catholic League is marginalized and he’s though of as a joke.

    Kevin MacDonald is from a Catholic background, if I’m not mistaken, tho his field of interest is not the relationship-tension between Jewishness and Catholics.

    Of course, Michael Hayden, Robert Menendez, Joe Biden, and a raft of others are Catholics who have sold out, not to mention the Catholic universities that have also sold out, like Georgetown, Catholic U, Notre Dame, Fordham. As well, there are several very small 501(C-3) composed of present or former US government employees, mostly Catholic, who are rabid war hawks — they outdo the most virulent WINEPer.

    It’s hard to think of places like Christendom College in Virginia and Franciscan U. in Steubenville, OH, as Catholic; they are reactionary, fundamentalist, piss-poor intellectually with a faux-spirituality that would do Elmer Gantry proud.

    Catholic print/online media is a disaster: National Catholic Reporter is the closest thing to intelligent, and the commentariat there is fixated on abortion abortion abortion — having rejected Cardinal Bernardin’s Seamless Garment concept that pro-life means Catholic opposition to war and to death penalty as well as to abortion.

    Catholic radio-TV is even worse than print/onlline media: to the best of my knowledge EWTN dominates the field. M. Angelica founded EWTN with assistance from Pat Robertson, and much of her early programming was from converts from evangelical denominations, and it showed. (I haven’t watched EWTN in years but can’t imagine it’s changed for the better.)

    • Replies: @FLgeezer
    , @schmenz
  206. RobinG says:
    @Carroll Price

    It’s the ‘brain drain’ phenomenon. Hopefully this isn’t totally one-way, if there is exchange of information to the home countries.

  207. RobinG says:

    This doesn’t seem to answer Mr. Price’s question, and I don’t think it’s even true. Do you have any data to support “It is easy for a foreign doctor to come over here pass the board tests…”? In my experience, the opposite is true. Personally, I know a number of immigrant medical professionals (doctors, pharmacists, a veterinarian) who are relegated into different careers (nurse, technician, farm manager, etc.). I even know some who have succeeded in their technical boards, but can’t obtain the high level of English (TOEFL) required.

    There are plenty of doctors with foreign names and accents, but most of them got their training here, and that way they can go straight to the actual boards, which are reputedly not as difficult as the ‘foreign graduate equivalency’ that a foreigner would have to pass before sitting for the boards. Another typical path is for a foreign MD to find a residency here in the US.

    But this is about doctors, and C. Price asked about research. As you said, those are PhDs, and it’s all about talent following the money.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  208. KA says:

    CNN moderator is asking the GOP hopefuls if Trump or someone could support neutrality in I -P conflicts ( 11 PM .March 2016 ) after an American student got killed by a Palestinian .

    Sensible question.

    But who stopped the moderator to ask same question to the presidential hopefuls when Anerican daughter Rachel Corrie got bulldozed. Who prevented Wolf blitz from questioning the ignorance of the candidates about the state sponsored killings of American citizen by Israel.?

    Another interesting issue is the freedom of speech . One question can be branded as an issue of freedom or relevance . But the same question can become easily moot irrelevant or conspiratorial
    by the sleight of the tongue . The differences is in this – is Israel involved in some incriminating
    negative way- if so, then it is a different kind of speech beyond pale ,fringe, not mainstream and ever be brought out of deep unconsciousness of the public and the candidates.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  209. RobinG says:

    The “deep unconsciousness” has been molded by sustained propaganda. And under the guise of music, the indoctrination continues —

    Last night the prime-time PBS Newshour featured a story about violins that belonged to Jews at Auschwitz. These salvaged instruments will be played in a (Cleveland?) Orchestra performance. A touching story, actually, but why did it get major time on the evening news? The Holocaust Religion, of course.

    People are dying horrible deaths now, but better to remember those chosen victims, to eternally demonize the Nazis, to nurture sympathy for Israel. Better to savor the guilt over those long dead than to feel the least remorse for countless Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans, Yemeni…. Better not to consider our own responsibility.

  210. helena says:

    On a more mundane note but indicative of pervasiveness – I watched a cooking programme last night in which an (ex-Pat English) Jewish woman said she was cooking ‘a traditional Jewish meal’; the pudding was Apple Crumble.

    The word appropriation comes to mind.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  211. Well, it looks like Trump has come around to being an Israel-firster any how. After painfully enduring the experience of listening to him kiss Israel’s ass and grovel before his audience and pro-Israel interlocutors in Thursday night’s CNN debate, I had about decided to mark him off as a serious candidate. Now, the latest news of him obeying the summons to appear before the Sanhedrin Council, renders the decision effortless. I won’t be voting.

  212. Phil, please read this recent Trump quote: “I am very close to Israel…I know Bibi very well, in fact he asked me if I’d do a commercial for him. I think I’m the only so-called celebrity that did a commercial for him (My name is Donald Trump and I’m a big fan of Israel. And frankly a strong PM is a strong Israel. And you truly have a great PM in Bibi Netanyahu, there’s nobody like him) …I hope he’s gonna do great.”

    • Replies: @schmenz
  213. schmenz says:
    @Dean Havens

    This news is equally disheartening:

    Is he going to bow down to AIPAC now?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  214. @schmenz

    Maybe. But maybe not. Trump did not bow down before the Republican Jewish Committee when he spoke to them, telling them that he did not need their money and control, so they booed him. He just might surprise us in what he says to AIPAC. I personally have no big problem with people being in love with the Israel myth just as long as they don’t turn that into public policy that the rest of us have to suffer under.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  215. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    Quite hard to say how the population keeps the Trump momentum going for a further 8 years,…

    Forget about Trump, Sam.

    As his campaign has clearly shown, there is a sizable segment of the American public that is fed up with the status quo – i.e., a toxic cocktail in which the people are fed a steady diet of PC, a combination of mass immigration for replacement labour and offshoring of jobs to China and India so that the 0.1% can increase their profits to record levels, and finally, a neglect of their own needs in terms of health care, education, infrastrucure spending in favour of spending trillions to fight Israel’s wars in their attempt to remake the ME.

    They have come to realize that these policies are not designed to benefit them, they are meant to benefit the special interests – Big Banking, Big Pharma, Big Bombs, and last but not least Big Zion. I think more and more people are growing tired of playing the charade of casting their ballots every 2 yrs for team red or team blue (just two sides of the same coin). These people have come to realize that it is the billionaires, like Adelson and Saban, that call the shots because they have the money to underwrite the campaigns of those aspiring to positions of high office, notwithstanding the occasional billionaire, like DT or Ross Perot, that decide to spice things up once in a while by running for president.

    Of all theses special interests, Big Zion is the most damaging, in my opinion, as it depletes the treasury of trillions of dollars to fight these wars that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of American soldiers and over a million Arabs/Muslims in MENA, with no end in sight. Key members of the Lobby have even gone so far as to threaten the president of the RF with regime change… saying he better be careful or he may be taken out of the Kremlin “feet first”!

    Before the advent of the Internet, the night flower could operate behind the scenes and achieve its goals in relative obscurity, with few if any of the American people realizing what this group was up to and the serious damage it was doing to their interests. In the cover of darkness, it managed to set up an elaborate system to achieve its objectives:

    1. think tanks that prepared policy documents that provided the rationale for the policies they supported,
    2. op-eds in major news publications (print, TV, radio, etc.), that propagated the message the think tanks were advocating, but simplified the message so that the general public could digest it,
    3. the placement of people in key high level positions in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government

    I’m sure you’ll agree, that over the years the success of the Lobby has been breathtaking. But it is this great success that will ultimately lead to its undoing. That’s because the great success it has had has come at the expense of the American people. No matter how hard it tries to spin this, it can no longer hide this fact. This is what I believe the DT campaign is tapping into. And should he lose and if Killary wins, the Lobby will do even greater damage to the American people by spending even more treasure and killing even more people to achieve its goals. It just can’t help itself.

    The other major realization is the understanding that there is little difference between liberal Zionists and right wing Zionists – they both want to achieve the same thing, but the only real difference being that the former prefer to put a little more lipstick on the pig, than the latter.

    This is what I was warning NB about 2 yrs ago. And this is what I was warning you about, as well. The more successful the Lobby is, the more damage it will do to the American people, and the more the resentment that will build up. That’s why I kept asking you if you were familiar with Oedipus Rex and the moral of that story – i.e., the danger of trapping oneself in a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    P.S. Let’s start demanding that Americans get a president and Congress that will put the USA first and not Israel?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Sam Shama
  216. FLgeezer says:

    “Catholic print/online media is a disaster;”

    You owe it to yourself to check-out The print edition is a treasure. Many of your posts are too Solonto; keep up the good work and don’t quit on the Catholic Church please.

  217. schmenz says:

    Thanks for your as always interesting response, SC.

    I guess all I was trying to do was to point out that not all Catholics are on the Zionist bandwagon. The Church (prior to the present chaos within) always had a sensible, just and realistic viewpoint on the Jews and, more recently, Herzl’s crusade. Your initial note seemed to suggest that all Catholics had fallen for the Zionist charade which is why I felt I should offer a response.

    As far as some of your other points there would be much to discuss but perhaps, to stay on topic, that would be a discussion for another day. I would only add that if Catholic mysticism and miracles are something you’re not interested in there is certainly no need to engage in discussions of that when speaking about Christian or Catholic Zionism. Regarding Jewish and Israeli matters vis-a-vis the Church, numerous intellectuals have discussed these matters in a practical and straightforward way. Two brilliant French minds, Arnaud de Lassus and the late Jean Madiran, come immediately to mind.

    Anyway, good to hear from you.

  218. MarkinLA says:

    Well I was just guessing because you do hear all the stories about the shortage of doctors in the third world and the number you come across in daily life who obviously weren’t born here. I assumed they came here for the money. In addition, there are all those off-shore medical schools like the one in Grenada. Where do those graduates do their internships?

  219. Ace says:
    @Carroll Price

    whom to love and whom to hate.

  220. annamaria says:

    You suggest that Israel is not interested in the Golan Heights as well as in augmenting towards the new frontiers for the settlers? But this suggestion is very difficult to support with facts, perhaps impossible. Moreover, what is the reason that Israel does not want to finalize its official borders?
    “In 1948 Israel declared its “independence,” but chose not to name its borders (Israel may be the only nation in the world with undeclared borders).”

  221. @Philip Giraldi

    You raise several good points. But didn’t I read somewhere that the content of speeches delivered by guest and other speakers at AIPAC conclaves are closed to public scrutiny? Or am I confusing the notorious Bilderberger rules (relating to secrecy) with those of AIPAC? Excuse the endless barrage of questions, but I did Goggled it, and surprisingly (grin) nothing popped out at me. So, depending on whether or not you confirm my suspicions, how am I supposed to find out the results of his summons to appear?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  222. @Carroll Price

    They do publish and provide videos of the keynote speakers, all of which gush about how wonderful Israel and AIPAC are. Other speakers are on panels which are not made public since many of them deal with how to manipulate congress and the media. Excuse me, “educate” congress and the media…

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  223. @Philip Giraldi

    Thanks Phil, I appreciate you taking time to answer my question. I will be anxiously waiting to view or read the contents of Trumps speech, and the response it triggers, which will be harsh or gushing depending on his attitude (defiant or submissive) along with the contents of his speech. What we will never know of course is whether or not he is pulled aside to sit in judgment before one of the “panels” you mention. Assuming he continues winning primaries, and considering what is at stake for Israel, I would wager that the odds of this NOT occurring would fall somewhere between slim to none.

  224. Sam Shama says:

    Imagine then my surprise, when I found granny’s dish at a London establishment; but they called it Yorkshire Pudding!

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  225. @annamaria


    Israel does have a border. There ain’t but one, and the reason you and most other people haven’t seen it, is because you’re visualizing conventional borders which nearly always consist of a series of jagged, semi-straight lines going up and down and sideways until it, once again, connects with itself. But Israel’s border is different. It’s unconventional in shape and size. Which helps explain why no one has ever seen it. Here’s the best way to see it; Take a pencil or crayon and draw a large circle representing the globe we all live on. Then with the same pencil, draw a much larger circle all the way around the first circle. Which, upon the outer circle being completed, will effectively identify what you are calling the “finalized official border of Israel”.

  226. @Sam Shama

    Brilliant! Hilarious! I can’t stop laughing.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  227. ka says:

    “As Shaley [ Chemi Shaley, the U.S. correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, ] points out, “Trump refuses to acknowledge United Jerusalem [and] wants to remain neutral so that he can broker a peace deal with the Palestinians, which is a challenge worthy of a master dealmaker like him.” Netanyahu will loudly express his opposition. Perhaps he will refuse to deal with Trump at all. But Trump, unlike Obama, will not respond to Netanyahu’s insults with discretion. He will readily blame Israel for any failure and do it loudly and disparagingly. Then he might start to publicly question why the U.S. should be wasting vast amounts of treasure on such an unthankful nation as Israel. This could be a public relations disaster from which the Israelis will not be able to recover.”

  228. @annamaria

    Would you care to enlarge on the quoted suggestion that Israel may be the only nation in the world with undeclared borders? What does that mean by reference to some generally recognised law or practice whereby borders are “declared” by the domestic legislature, decree or by international legal act or agreement.
    Is all you are saying that, after Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 it has promulgated no further legal statement as to its national territory?

    Do you know what borders have been recognised by the UN or any other countries since 1948 (the 1967 boundaries are often referred to as though definitive for most countries outside the Arab world)?

    Has China “declared its borders”? Has India? Has Russia?

  229. @geokat62

    Very interesting and lucidly stated. Am I right in recalling that you have identified yourself as Jewish? As I creep towards adequately reliable knowledge of the US Israel lobby’s influence and risk offending Jewish friends and acquaintances with a realistic view that they might instinctively recoil from it is good to add to the number of Jews that I know have similar measured views.

    My inference is from a recollection of your showing knowledge of Hebrew and Yiddish which even Himmler and Heydrich didn’t bother to master I think.

    BTW would you care to rate the various lobbies by influence (how many Congressmen bought or whatever) and cost to the US in dollars? NRA, defence industries (how many discrete lobbies?), biofuels, sugar, copyright owners like Disney….

    • Replies: @geokat62
  230. KA says:

    Rubio is the youngest Alcoholic so loved by the wholesaler (Neo Con ) of the Alcohol.

  231. Sam Shama says:

    ‘Aye’ to all of it. Naturally.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  232. geokat62 says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    As I creep towards adequately reliable knowledge of the US Israel lobby’s influence and risk offending Jewish friends and acquaintances with a realistic view that they might instinctively recoil from…

    Wiz, reading M&W’s shorter essay (60 pages), The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, will help to formulate that “realistic view” you’re seeking:

    BTW would you care to rate the various lobbies by influence (how many Congressmen bought or whatever) and cost to the US in dollars?

    Here you go:

    Am I right in recalling that you have identified yourself as Jewish?.

    I don’t think so… but you never know.


  233. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    Sam, once again, you have my respect.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  234. The neocons have come to control our Government, not by being elected, but through the backdoor; by buying our corrupt Presidents and Congress. In other words they buy their appointments and openly so. Trump states the sentiments and interests of the vast majority of the American people. From my recollection of Civics, we are a Democracy. Let the American people vote on the merits of neocon philosophy and this is what the neocons fear most- American representation.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  235. @Boris M Garsky

    That’s the problems. We ARE a democracy which we aren’t supposed to be. We are supposed to be a Constitutional Republic where every man’s rights and property are secured by written laws drawn-up by representatives elected by the people, with the unstated understanding that “the people” would possess a minimum lever of education, accompanied by property ownership, economic and social achievements. But instead we have mob rule, known as democracy, by mindless miscreants with no education, no social or economic achievements, and with barely enough common sense or energy to collect their welfare checks and social security payments each month.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  236. @Carroll Price…/Mennonites-Split-Personality

    April 15 creates a moral dilemma for most Mennonites, although most of us would never really acknowledge it. Paying taxes fosters a type of split personality in most Mennonites . . . a Jekyl and Hyde way of looking at this issue.

    On the one hand, we staunchly believe that we cannot help our government by fighting in the armed forces, while at the same time we provide that same government with all the cold hard cash it needs to pay others to do it. This split personality allows us to pay for war without having to fight in it.

    But it takes a great deal of mental gymnastics for us to make this leap . . . our consciences are used to it by now, though. We really don’t even think about it anymore. What’s to think about? The government requires us to pay taxes, but since we obtained conscientious objector status in the ‘40’s we no longer are required to join the army. Open and shut case, except for that split personality disorder.

    Think about this for a minute. How is it possible for people who don’t believe in violence, to actually pay for war? That presents us with a moral dilemma. It isn’t possible to pray for peace and pay for war unless you suffer from delusions or a split personality. The two concepts are polar opposites. But ninety-nine percent of Mennonites do pay for war while they pray for peace.
    John Steen, in a 1969 leaflet entitled “Death and Taxes”, challenged us with these words:
    If you were handed a gun, right now, told to shoot a man – or drop napalm on a
    village – you couldn’t do it. . . . But the same good people who would vomit at
    the sight of burning flesh and blood on our hands have no qualms paying taxes
    for somebody else to kill and burn. If we are forced to face the issues, we make
    excuses. . . . The managers of the Empire will let us speak – as long as we hand
    over the young men and the cash. And we are afraid to refuse. . . .The government
    could never get away with murder – in Vietnam or anyplace [Iraq or Kosovo] without
    help. The War Machine must be fed warm bodies and cold cash by the millions.

    Steen penned these lines nearly 30 years ago at the height of this nation’s involvement in the Vietnam War, but they are even more incriminating today. The United States spends nearly three times as much money for the military machine today than it did at that time.
    That amounts to \$8,271 per second, \$725, 274,725 per day and more than \$5,076, 923,976 per week on military power!

    The Israelis are taking precautions: they are not waiting until AIPAC comes to town, nor until the current agreement with expires, to demand more money to support their persecution of the Palestinians and war machine. Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon was in town on March 14, 2016. In a talk at the Wilson Center (taxpayer funded) he told the audience he would speak to Ashton Carter about a new MOU concerning US support for Israel.
    He said, with a Cheneyesque smirk, that the Congress was already on board to supporting Israel, “the only place of stability in the region,” but that others remained to be persuaded.

    Isn’t it a violation of the separation of church and state for US taxpayers to be forced to send their tax dollars to an entity that is defined as serving an exclusively religio-ethnic group?

    Shouldn’t we be organizing in our churches, raising funds, hiring lawyers, challenging law school students to file lawsuits challenging this unconstitutional taking of US taxpayer dollars?

    The Mennonites have been thinking along these lines for years.

    This annual drain on our resources not only keeps us from attacking the problems of poverty, the deficit and Social Security in our country, it also equips the rest of the world with weapons which kill millions of people every year. The weapons of the military kill. They kill when they are fired. And even when they are not used, these weapons kill by consuming valuable resources that are essential in meeting human needs.

    These are not new thoughts for Mennonites. We have always believed that peace is the will of God and that we are to be peacemakers in this world. The latest Mennonite Confession of Faith, approved in 1995 by both the General Conference Mennonite Church (GC) and the Mennonite Church (MC) states: “We believe that peace is the will of God. . . as followers of Jesus, we participate in his ministry of peace and justice. He has called us to find our blessing in making peace and seeking justice. . . .”

    Both MC’s and GC’s have also passed resolutions that support those Mennonites in their midst who refuse to pay for war. These same resolutions also urge all Mennonites to support the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund and to work towards passage of legislation that will allow people of conscience to pay taxes that go only for peaceful purposes. Our history would suggest that peace is something vitally important to our faith . . . something that we should pay more than lip service to.

  237. alexander says:


    One can make a very potent argument that “true terrorism” is the absence of all accountability.

    Nothing compares to the terrorism of the elite in being completely above the law.

    It is not the “elite-ism” that bothers me so much, it is the failure of the elite to act as proper stewards of our nation, its constitution, good name, and solvency.

    Trillions upon trillions of taxpayer money has been stolen from us.

    Millions of innocents lives have been stolen too.

    Given the chance to hold the reins of our country’s destiny, they failed us.

    Utterly failed us, Annamarina.

    They allowed themselves through their pernicious bullying, and willful defrauding, to nearly destroy our entire country.

    They are not “we”.

    They don’t represent us.

    They epitomize the complete failure of the promise of our nation in every way we can imagine.

    It is a profound tragedy that is unfolding.

    They are our nightmare….. and they are upon us.

    Heaven help us all.

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