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We live in a political environment where nothing is any longer real. Allegedly apolitical Amnesty International issues a 48 page report stating that 13,000 political prisoners have been hanged in Syrian government prisons “a crime against humanity” and then it is revealed that the document was fabricated in London based on unconfirmed rebel sources and that its graphics were computer generated simulations. The mainstream media is uncritically promoting the allegations and the author of the report has been marketing the claims as if they are factual while beating the drum for military intervention and regime change in Syria.

The American government similarly should be regarded as a terra incognita if one is in search of the truth. If there is one thing I learned from more than twenty years of moving in and around the vast federal bureaucracy it is that one should never believe anything appearing in the media regarding elected officials or senior managers. If one were to accept uncritically everything being said about people at or aspiring to be at the top of the government one would have to believe that our country is led either by geniuses or idiots depending on your political point of view. Washington is either completely bad or completely good depending on one’s perspective and you should always triple check the sources.

In reality, even Vice Presidents and Secretaries of Defense brush their teeth every morning just like everyone else and they are commonly no more or less ethical or intelligent than most people in the general run of the population. To be sure, we have had our share of completely incompetent and politically corrupted senior staff under President Barack Obama, to include Eric Holder, Ash Carter, Loretta Lynch, Samantha Power, Arne Duncan and Susan Rice while the list of President George W. Bush and Bill Clinton appointees is so dreadful that it is best not to even try to recall who did what and to whom, though I do feel compelled to drop two names – Sandy Berger, best known for stuffing national archive documents down his trousers and Madeleine Albright who thought killing 500,000 Iraqi children through sanctions was “worth it.”

And if any readers out there are concerned lest the high-minded patriots that make up successive cabinets have been in some way held accountable for the damage they did to the country I am pleased to report that not one of them has suffered in any way. Those who are still alive all occupy well remunerated sinecures and pop up occasionally at presidential libraries where they can share their days of glory with the slick willies who hired them in the first place.

That all means that Donald Trump is not exactly unique in his attempt to satisfy all the GOP and national constituencies who are seeking to be validated by having “one of theirs” in a prominent position. We are now entering into the final stages of the transition process to name the last few political appointees who will take senior positions in the new Administration. A number of layabouts and scallywags have surfaced during the process and some have even made it to the top levels. That those like John Bolton did not make the final cut, apparently due to his moustache and the principled opposition to his candidacy mounted by Senator Rand Paul, has the entire world breathing a sigh of relief. Others, to include Michael Flynn the National Security Advisor and Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador unfortunately did manage to squeak through and will presumably be well placed to wreak havoc over the next four years.

But truly the most ghastly candidate who almost made it through the screening process , in this case to become number two at the Department of State, had to be Elliot Abrams. Abrams had the support of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Principal Adviser Jared Kushner. Abrams was reportedly nixed by Trump himself due to his sharp criticism of the GOP candidate during the campaign against Hillary Clinton.

The American people and the rest of the world really dodged a bullet when Abrams was denied as he was the neoconservative candidate par excellence and might be regarded as the potential enabler of a neocon reentry into government. Predictably his buddies rallied around to praise him in defeat, with CNN quoting an unnamed “Republican source” who mourned “This is a loss for the State Department and the country and, for that matter, for the President.” Another said Abrams did not get the position because of “Donald Trump’s thin skin and nothing else,” which is manifestly a ridiculous comment as Rand Paul was clearly sending a signal that he would also work hard to block the appointment. Tillerson, however, reportedly pushed for Abrams “because he felt he needed his foreign policy experience…” Excuse me?

Abrams’ “foreign policy experience” is largely negative and some would even suggest criminal. He was an odd choice in any event, only explicable due to his still powerful neocon network pushing him forward. He had written an opinion piece in May in The Weekly Standard entitled “When You Can’t Stand Your Candidate” after Trump had obtained enough support to become the Republican nominee. The first line of the Abrams article reads “The party has nominated someone who cannot win and should not be president of the United States” in part because of his “complete ignorance of foreign policy” and it goes on to question Trump’s “character and fitness to be commander in chief.” He advocated purging the GOP of Trump supporters after the expected victory of Hillary Clinton. And this man actually expected to be appointed to high office by Donald Trump?

Abrams is a close associate of leading neocons Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. He was a founding co-signer of their Project for a New American Century, led the charge to invade Iraq after calling for “regime change,” and has endorsed military interventions in Libya and Syria as well as Iran. He withheld information from Congress in the Iran-Contra scandal, was convicted, and later pardoned by George H. W. Bush.

Elliot Abrams has received considerable media coverage since his name surfaced as possible Deputy Secretary of State but none of it has focused on his close attachment to the state of Israel and his belief that Jews should not marry non-Jews. He is a regular speaker on the so-called “synagogue speaker circuit” and is cited frequently in the Jewish media both in the U.S. and in Israel. He called Chuck Hagel an “anti-Semite” when Hagel was up for confirmation as defense secretary because Hagel had been mildly critical of Israel and the Israeli Lobby while a Senator.

Abrams was and presumably still is opposed to U.S. pressuring the Netanyahu government to bring about a peace settlement with the Palestinians, telling Bill Kristol in an interview that “…tension…is growing between the U.S. and Israel over this. Because we are constantly asking in my view for Israeli concessions, to kind of oil this mechanism of peace. And the Israelis are getting tired of it. And they think, you know, this is not the way an ally should act.” His sagacious view is a clear misrepresentation of the actual facts to ignore real American interests and favor the Israeli point of view. It should have been a disqualifier for a senior post at State but for the established fact that only Israel Firsters need apply for any positions at Foggy Bottom that deal with the Middle East.

The other uninspiring appointee that unfortunately made it through the vetting process is Gina Haspel, who was named as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on February 2nd. She was reportedly involved in the rendition and torture programs ca. 2003-4 and actually was senior officer in charge of one of the overseas prisons located in Thailand, which was the epicenter of the “enhanced interrogation” program and the site where al-Qaeda prisoner Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times, “tortured so brutally that at one point he appeared to be dead.” In 2005 she also ordered the destruction of the video tapes made of the interrogations to avoid providing evidence to any congressional inquiry into what had gone on.

The appointment of Haspel is a sign that torturing people can be career enhancing if one works for the United States government. Her promotion was endorsed by the usual suspects including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell, who has recently advocated assassinating Iranians and Russians to send a message that the United States is “serious.”

If one needs more evidence that many in the United States government at senior levels should be locked away somewhere to protect the rest of the world I would point both to Haspel and also to last week’s reaction to what was an eminently sensible comment by Donald Trump. Trump was asked by interviewer Bill O’Reilly why he respected a “killer” like Vladimir Putin and responded “You got a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?” He added that Putin “is a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not.”

For drawing what was described as a “moral equivalency” between Russia and the U.S., Trump was blasted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, a gaggle of Republican senators led by the lugubrious Mitch McConnell, sundry Democrats and late night television hosts. Yet Trump was, if anything, too nice. The United States has unleashed far more havoc on the world than Putin and yet it persists in describing itself as the “Leader of the Free World” and the planet’s greatest democracy. Abrams is intent on regime changing most of the Arab world to benefit Israel while Haspel does torture. Both are described as respected members of the foreign policy establishment and are lauded by the media and political chattering class for their service to their country.

Go figure. That people as morally repugnant as Haspel and Abrams should be considered for high level office in Washington is a travesty. All of the flag waving and boasting of American exceptionalism is a joke as the civilian death toll from drone and shadow warriors continues to mount in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. Yes, it is indisputably far “better to get along with Putin” and with everyone else, but that appears to be something that many people in Washington find hard to accept.

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  1. NoldorElf says:

    Most of these Washington Deep State bureaucrats are careerists, looking to toe what the Establishment wants in the hopes of retiring rich.

    That they would betray whatever sense of loyalty they have to their nation for personal gain after their public service speaks volumes about what they stand for. Indeed, their decades of mismanagement is why we are in this current crisis.

    In reality, even Vice Presidents and Secretaries of Defense brush their teeth every morning just like everyone else and they are commonly no more or less ethical or intelligent than most people in the general run of the population.

    I’d say that judging by their record, the senior leadership that runs the US is significantly less ethical than the general population. IN many cases, they have no sense of ethics. A psychological test would probably reveal many to be psychopaths.

    Trump needs to stay away from hiring Establishment hacks. They are responsible for this current crisis, and they will make a bad situation a lot worse. Mr. Trump, as a non-American that lived in the US for several years, let me say this, people elected you for change, and the hope that you would address their grievances against Washington.

    That was acutely felt in the so-called swing states (I used to live in Ohio), where the outsourcing of manufacturing for short-term profits has devastated the economy.

    If Trump fails, he will be remembered like Obama, a man that continued business as usual and in many regards, made things worse. If he succeeds, he will be remembered as one of the top presidents. I do not agree with many of the things that Trump campaigned on, but I would prefer that he addressed the very real problems facing the US in these dark times. The similarities between the US today and the USSR in the 1980s is remarkable.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  2. MEexpert says:

    Allegedly apolitical Amnesty International issues a 48 page report stating that 13,000 political prisoners have been hanged in Syrian government prisons “a crime against humanity” and then it is revealed that the document was fabricated in London based on unconfirmed rebel sources and that its graphics were computer generated simulations.

    When it comes to Middle East in general and Syria in particular, no UN agency is apolitical. These Human Rights organizations are the same that accused Syrian goverment of using serin gas on civilians. They all will blame the official bad guys for these atrocities. You will not hear much about the civil rights violations and killings in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia or that matter in Israel and Gaza.

    A new study from Human Rights Watch is claiming a “systematic” use of chlorine gas as an offensive weapon during the final few weeks of the Aleppo offensive, determining at least eight incidents in which military helicopters dropped such canisters into residential areas.

    Here again, as soon as the Syrian government regains control of Aleppo, these agencies come out with their report about the government using gas. There is not even a hint of the possibility that the rebels may have used it.

    Unfortunately, the neocon tentacles are everywhere and despite Trump’s best efforts to keep them out some will sneak through. At least, he is listening to the public opinion and acting on it. The fact that John Bolton and Eliot Abrams didn’t make it is a proof of that. The possibility of David Petraeus sneaking in is very disturbing. I hope Senator Paul opposes this nominations as well.

    • Replies: @Inertiller
    , @richard vajs
  3. David says:

    Abrams was reportedly nixed by Trump himself due to his sharp criticism of the GOP candidate during the campaign against Hillary Clinton.

    This is the thing about Trump. He seems both to channel something he doesn’t understand and to be a Sedona-like vortex. If somebody doesn’t like him, he doesn’t like them. So there! But the worst kind of people seem to hate him the most.

    • Replies: @David Davenport
  4. iffen says:

    Abrams is intent on regime changing most of the Arab world to benefit Israel

    You just can’t stop yourself. You go out of your way to screw up good articles.

    • LOL: Che Guava
  5. anarchyst says:

    The only solution is to prohibit “dual nationality” and to deport anyone who holds citizenship with a foreign country.
    There is absolutely NO ROOM for “dual citizenship” in the United States of America.
    It is no secret that the American government is infested (infected?) with dual-nationality (dual citizenship) policy wonks who put Israel’s interests over that of what is good for America.
    Add to that, the inordinate power of 2% of the USA’s population, the “chosen”, who run AIPAC (American-Israel Political Action Committee)–one of the country’s largest foreign entities which is still not required to register as “agents of a foreign government” despite proof of its foreign control. No one gets elected to a major public office without approval from this foreign organization.
    Another aspect of our misguided “foreign policy” is Israel’s refusal to abide by international guidelines regarding nuclear weapons and facilities. Israel possesses over a hundred nukes, refuses international inspection of its weapons and facilities, and STILL receives billions (if not trillions) of US dollars in “foreign aid” and “loans” (that are frequently “forgiven” by “big brother”–the U S taxpayers).
    There are specific laws that prohibit ANY foreign aid to any country that does not abide by IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) guidelines, but Israel is conveniently “left off the prohibited list”…
    Israel cannot account for its nukes as they are (conveniently) pre-positioned all over the world. You see, Israel has “the Samson Option” in place in which it promises (threatens) to nuke a major European or American city if it is attacked. The nukes are already in place; Israel can take out a major city with very little effort.
    Who died and made Israel the “controller” of the middle east? Every middle eastern country KNOWS that radiation does not respect borders, and that a nuclear exchange would make the whole region uninhabitable…
    It is long overdue for the US to play “hardball” with Israel and demand that Israel “behave itself”.
    Let’s not forget that Israel is not our “friend”–never has been and never will be. All one has to do is look at the many “false flag” operations that Israel has fomented–the Lavon Affair and the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty (GTR-5). The first modern-day acts of terrorism (being defined as attacks against innocent civilians to achieve a political purpose) were committed by Israeli “gangs (with government approval), with the deliberate Israeli attack on the King David Hotel…
    The prohibition of “dual nationality” would be a good start.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @woodNfish
  6. MEexpert says:

    Abrams is intent on regime changing most of the Arab world to benefit Israel

    You just can’t stop yourself. You go out of your way to screw up good articles.

    And you can’t stand the Truth.

    • Replies: @iffen
  7. Ram says:

    That the Amnesty International report is a fabrication does NOT come as a surprise to me, as I have said before. While the Tamil Tiger terrorists were terrorising Sri Lanka, AI was obtaining hefty funds from and sharing political platforms in the West to do exactly the same thing.

    Tamil Tigers have been defeated in Sri Lanka, but they are still active in London and Canada. What is surprising though are the number of so-called refugees who are keen to obtain a passport from Sri Lanka in order to retain the privileges of citizenship there.

  8. Excellent article.

    Speaking of not holding perps accountable for their crimes, why do we hear so little about the NUMEC scandal and this…

    Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring

    As revealed in previously released FBI files and the tell-all book Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan, the Hollywood producer was recruited into Israel’s economic espionage division (LAKAM) in his 20s and learned how to establish front companies and secret bank accounts for smuggling operations. Arnon Milchan encouraged Smyth, a California engineer, to incorporate MILCO in 1972 and serve as a front for the Israel-based Heli Trading’s (also known as Milchan Limited) acquisitions of sensitive military technologies on behalf of the Ministry of Defense. Smyth fled the U.S. after being indicted for violating the Arms Export Control Act in the mid-1980s. In July 2001, Smyth was arrested in Spain by Interpol and returned to the U.S., and in November, he was convicted of exporting 800 nuclear triggers (called krytrons).

    A March 2012 statement by the co-authors of Confidential claims that “Hollywood mega-producer and former secret agent Arnon Milchan has been asked directly by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres to avoid any public discussion of the book Confidential, asserting that the matter is too sensitive at this time.”

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  9. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    People like Abrams sold us the Iraq war which now looms in hindsight as a huge disaster on many levels. That Tillerson wanted him really calls Tillerson’s judgement into question. Rejecting him was more than just a question of personal pique. The problem is finding people of ability who aren’t contaminated by having been a part of the established club that’s held the upper hand for the past twenty-four years. They should be considered past history. The true job is to find and recruit younger people with talent and bring them up as the next generation of government leadership, ones who don’t resemble the past and current ones. There should be an avoidance of those who’ve gone to the same old feeder schools like Harvard. There’s other schools, other classes of people who have potential that should be looked at. Lots of candidates look good on paper and sound convincing but are charlatans in practice. Keep fishing in the same ponds one will keep getting the same sort of fish.

    • Replies: @quercusalba
  10. iffen says:

    And you can’t stand the Truth.

    I have to agree.

    I frequently find the Truth indigestible.

    Fortunately, the truth and the search for it provide sustenance.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  11. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    A psychological test would probably reveal many to be psychopaths.

    I don’t think that in many cases any testing is needed. Neoconservatism and exceptionalism, their main tenets, so to speak, are psychopathic by definition. I, with all due respect, cannot consider people such as HRC, Nuland, Samantha Power, Karl Rove, Robert Kagan media types etc. to be normal in any human sense. After Albright’s readiness to sacrifice half a million Iraqi children on the altar of “democracy” there are all reasons to state that very many in US political class are mentally ill people and the illness spreads.

  12. geokat62 says:

    You just can’t stop yourself. You go out of your way to screw up good articles.

    Hey, iffen. You must be aware of PNAC. Did you know that Elliot Abrams was a charter member of PNAC? Are you aware of the publicly-stated goals PNAC was promoting?

    Here’s a backgrounder:

    The Neoconservative Hit List: Iraq, Libya and now Syria? A Plan for Global US Military Supremacy

    1997 witnessed the birth of one of the most pivotal American think tanks in modern times, whose ideas and objectives would come to shape the foreign policy of the United States (U.S.) for decades to come. The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) was founded by William Kristol, the chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush senior administration, and Robert Kagan, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The PNAC group’s stated objectives included the desire to “shape a new century favourable to American principles and interests” along with challenging “regimes hostile to U.S. interest and values”.

    Prominent individuals who belonged to the think tank include some of the most influential politicians in America’s recent history, including the former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the Vice President of the U.S. during the George W. Bush administration, Dick Cheney, the ex President of the World Bank and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz, and Richard Perle, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs under Ronald Regan. In September 2000, the PNAC group released a document titled: ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses – Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century’, in which the group discusses the need for the U.S. to assert its military authority around the globe to secure its strategic objectives:

    “Preserving the desirable strategic situation in which the United States now finds itself requires a globally preeminent military capability both today and in the future (p.8).”

    Premeditated Wars

    The report then continues to advocate an increase in military spending to enable this “military capability” as well as asserting one year before 9/11 that all this would be unlikely to manifest unless there was a “new Pearl Harbour” event (p.63). In addition, the document lists a number of regimes that the group viewed as “deeply hostile to America”. “North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria” (p.63 & p.64) are all pinpointed as enemies of the U.S. well before the illegal war in Iraq in 2003, as well as the illegal 2011 war in Libya and the ongoing proxy war in Syria.

    Further evidence was revealed in 2007 that supports the thesis that wars are premeditated by the Anglo-American elite for years prior to them being launched. This was when retired four star general and former NATO commander, Wesley Clark, disclosed a plan circulating around the Pentagon in 2001 to attack 7 countries in 5 years. The countries named mirror the ones targeted by the PNAC group, as Iraq, Syria, Iran and Libya were all listed in addition to Lebanon, Somalia and Sudan.

    The reality is that all the wars of the past and the future are planned well in advance of the public ever hearing our morally repugnant politicians demanding action. Countries that resist being absorbed into the Anglo-American-European international order and allow multinational corporations to exploit their resources, are targeting for regime change well in advance of the pretext they give to intervene.

    Israel is also set to benefit if the government of al-Assad is replaced with a client state of the West. A study group led by neocon Richard Perle prepared a policy document in 1996 for Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, titled: ‘A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm’, in which it outlines the strategic importance of removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq as well as the desire to weaken the regime in Syria:

    “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right — as a means of foiling Syria’s regional ambitions.”

    So tell us, iffen, why do you think the US has already regime changed most of the countries on the PNAC list? Is it to enhance the security of the American people, which is how the GWOT is being sold to the public, or is it to enhance the security of the villa in the jungle, which is how the Israel Project explained it to overzealous Israelis:

    Israel’s enthusiasm for war eventually led some of its allies in America to tell Israeli officials to damp down their hawkish rhetoric, lest the war look like it was being fought for Israel. In the fall of 2002, for example, a group of American political consultants known as the Israel Project circulated a six-page memorandum to key Israelis and pro-Israel leaders in the United States. The memo was titled “Talking about Iraq” and was intended as a guide for public statements about the war. “If your goal is regime change, you must be much more careful with your language because of the potential backlash. You do not want Americans to believe that the war on Iraq is being waged to protect Israel rather than to protect America.” – Mearsheimer and Walt, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  13. Flavius says:

    Great column.
    That this time proven canker almost slipped through to be the #2 person at State is positively frightening. That Tillerson et al were pushing for him because of his ‘experience’ is deeply troubling and calls their judgement into serious question. Whether it was Trump’s instincts, personal animus, or some advisor who isn’t an amnesiac talked sense into him, he just dodged a fatal error.
    Trump damn well better find himself some foreign policy talent outside of the neo-con/beltway cesspool or we’re all in big trouble. I thought he had made a start with Tillerson but apparently not.

  14. geokat62 says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    After Albright’s readiness to sacrifice half a million Iraqi children on the altar of “democracy” there are all reasons to state that very many in US political class are mentally ill people and the illness spreads.

    As I’ve stated before, perspective is everything. If you view these events from a goyim’s perspective, you come to the conclusion you’ve arrived at above. If, however, you view it from a Jewish perspective, you have to take into consideration the following information. How many Jewish children are said to have perished in the Shoah?

    According to this wiki entry:

    Children were especially vulnerable to Nazi murder or death in the era of the Holocaust. It is estimated that 1.5 million children were murdered during the Holocaust, either directly or as a direct consequence of Nazi actions.

    So, from the perspective of Madeleine Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová), by slipping up for a split second she revealed to the world what she truly thought – i.e., that half a million is still less than a million and a half.

    Perspective is everything.

  15. iffen says:

    half a million is still less than a million and a half.

    I’m no math whiz, but I think that you are right.

    1/2 < 3/2

  16. Abrams would be far more comfortable working as an Israeli lobbyist. And many, MANY of us, would be happier if he NEVER had another official capacity in America. …Not just for the fact that he has no real loyalty to the country – but just get a load of those mean, shifty eyes. Send the Wanderer home.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  17. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    If you view these events from a goyim’s perspective, you come to the conclusion you’ve arrived at above.

    Yes, I prefer my goyim perspective and know it to be a much better one than the rest. Having said all that. Neoconservatism is merely a talented saddling of much earlier US exceptionalism which had no Jewish input to it. Jews “saddled” this exceptionalism not only with the tacit agreement but with cooperation with many in WASP elites, who turned out to be “insatiable for praise”–a quality noted in 1837 by none other than Alexis De Tocqueville. War criminal Albright still has very many admirers among non-Jewish US political class.

    • Replies: @Joe Franklin
  18. “Others, to include Michael Flynn the National Security Advisor and Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador unfortunately did manage to squeak through and will presumably be well placed to wreak havoc over the next four years.”

    Well. Flynn is gone, perhaps leaving behind an unpleasant aftertaste to linger about Russian “interference.”

    It is not lost on me that the Deep State had its own hand in this demise, since Flynn was caught out by their “capture it all” program of “routine wiretaps” that he he was so clueless about that he didn’t realize that means all our conversations are recorded, even his.

  19. Wally says: • Website

    Wikipedia says with not a shred of proof:

    “Children were especially vulnerable to Nazi murder or death in the era of the Holocaust. It is estimated that 1.5 million children were murdered during the Holocaust, either directly or as a direct consequence of Nazi actions.”

    It’s amazing why anyone would cite Wikipedia as a reference to anything which benefits supremacist Zionist Jews. They essentially own the place.

    Zionist Wikipedia Editing Course

    The ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    Face it, Unzsters, nothing will really change until you grow up and realize that you’ve been duped about the ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’. It’s pure propaganda.

    Ever notice how almost every political discussion ends up in Auschwitz?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @anarchyst
  20. @Andrei Martyanov

    US exceptionalism is based on the entitlement supremacy of federal protected class groups, also known as oppressed and disadvantaged groups:

    Women are federally entitled because of Male oppression
    Jewish are federally entitled because of Gentile oppression
    Queers are federally entitled because of Straight oppression
    Muslims are federally entitled because of Christian oppression
    Disabled are federally entitled because of Healthy oppression
    Afro-blacks are federally entitled because of White oppression
    Latinos are federally entitled because of Gringo oppression
    Hispanics are federally entitled because of Gringo oppression
    Military Veterans are federally entitled because of Militia oppression
    Aboriginals are federally entitled because of Paleface oppression
    Asians are federally entitled because of Occidental oppression
    Zionist are federally entitled because of Anti-Fascist oppression

  21. annamaria says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    “Albright readiness to sacrifice haf a million of Iraqi children” has been followed by her popping up proudly and noisily here and there, while having not a iota of remorse re the crime against humanity. Something is terribly wrong with the east-european jews that have produced the worst subhumans of the 21st century. Nuland-Kagan fraternizing with neo-Nazis comes to mind.
    By the way, Albright’s father was a tutor of the despicable Condi Rice, the “mechanical piano” of a soulless woman and war criminal.

  22. annamaria says:
    @San Fernando Curt

    Elliot Abrams’ claim to fame: his belief that Jews should not marry non-Jews. Wow!

  23. @MEexpert

    “Trump’s best efforts to keep them out” . What efforts? The statement is nonsense. Trump is a vetted employee, he does as he is told. Samantha Power’s twin sister just put on a show for us – Russia bad. Here comes the Justice Department, “this crook is too crooked at the moment” – Russia bad. And on it goes, the way it went under Obama but with much more noise from the loyal fraudulent opposition.

  24. annamaria says:

    Thank you for reminding about Shoa. Here is some food for thought on the State Dept (and Kagans’ clan in particular) special relationships with Ukrainian neo-Nazis:

    “The reaction of many in Ukraine to Hitler’s aggression was not the same as it was in the rest of the Soviet Union. Some Ukrainians welcomed the Nazis. The most significant Ukrainian nationalist group, Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), had been established in 1929. Many of its members cooperated with the Nazis, some even enlisted in the Waffen SS and Ukrainian nationalists participated in the massacre of more than 33,000 Jews at Babi Yar ravine in Kiev in September 1941. According to scholar Pers Anders Rudling, the number of Ukrainian nationalists involved in the slaughter outnumbered the Germans by a factor of 4 to 1. After the war, both Bandera and Lebed were protected by American intelligence, which spared them from the Nuremburg tribunals…
    One of the film’s most interesting interviews is with Vitaliy Zakharchenko, who was Minister of the Interior at the time responsible for law enforcement and the conduct of the police. He traces the escalation of the attacks from Nov. 24 to 30, culminating with a clash between police and protesters over the transport of a giant Christmas tree into the Maidan. Zakharchenko said he now believes this confrontation was secretly approved by Serhiy Lyovochkin, a close friend of U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, as a pretext to escalate the violence. … the real center of American influence in the Kiev demonstrations was with Ambassador Pyatt and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland.”
    Nothing new, but it’s worth emphasizing the “chosen” tolerance to neo-Nazis when it fits the chosen’ goals. All this squeaking about Shoa is dampened by the deeds of ziocons in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The ziocons have no shame and no remorse, which suggests a severe cognitive problem afflicting the tribe.
    “The U.S. has Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine:”
    “Kiev protégé [Kolomojsky, a citizen of Israel] is allegedly behind Mariupol and Odessa massacres:”

  25. @annamaria

    If I’m not mistaken, Albright’s consulting group is involved in the project to build a bridge across the Red Sea to connect Djibouti and Yemen. Lead developer of the project is the Bin Laden family.

    Wendy Sherman, who partnered w/ John Kerry in negotiating the Iran deal, is Albright’s partner in the consulting business.

    Other key corporate interests in the Bridge of the Horns project include a hedge fund that “manages legacy wealth” for families like the Mellons and Scaifes.

    Now, ask yourself again why USA is involved in Yemen, ask yourself why Saudi is bombing – starving Yemenis, ask yourself why US is pressuring Iran because of its (limited) involvement in assisting Yemenis to resist Saudi aggression.

    THEN call your congressman and demand that Ivanka Trump be thrown into jail & key fed to an alligator for the crime of marketing her clothing brand to retail stores.

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  26. Agent76 says:

    Aug 16, 2011 The Tale of the Slave – Robert Nozick

    “Anarchy, State and Utopia”. I would recommend re-watching the video to see clearly if Nozick’s question is answerable.

  27. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    Something is terribly wrong with the east-european jews that have produced the worst subhumans of the 21st century.

    Serbs saved Albright’s family from Nazis. Boy, they sure as hell felt stupid 55 years later. But again, one has to really be impressed with how effectively they infested US foreign policy institutions and began to control formulation of US foreign policy concepts, which are, for the lack of better word, abnormal. But, yet again, they were not alone–had a huge help from WASP “elites”. Dick Cheney is hardly Jewish but, boy, he can give all those Jews run for their money. Just an example. US was a perfect country for them to leech onto–a single largest community of Christian Zionists is in the US.

    • Replies: @Fran Macadam
  28. Agent76 says:

    A spot on post annamaria, and you should share this and enlighten others!

    Sep 9, 2016 US-funded Ukrainian army is terrorizing civilians

    Russell Bentley is a former US marine, that now fights for the Donbass, Eastern Ukraine, against the US-funded Ukrainian army.

  29. Canute says:

    Nikky Haley was selected in order to remove her from SC politics. She can do nothing at the UN. Elliott Abrams was the Likud Party plant that was being pressed on Trump. He does not now, nor did he ever, represent the interests of the United States – nor does Robert Kagan or his coup-managing wife, Victoria Nuland. The fact that Tillerson and Preb supported this putz, suggests that the former has long ago been compromised and the latter is a babe in the woods. The neocon movement in DC is essentially a control factor for the nation of Israel. They have run things since 1988 – that’s a 28 year string of keeping US troops in the M/E to support whose interests? At what price?

  30. Sam Shama says:

    That six-page memorandum simply warned for careful thought and message-crafting be applied, lest an incorrect impression regarding Iraq is conveyed, vis-a-vis Israel. But of course, all of that is lost in your zealous translation.

    I can’t wait for your [broad audience’s here] take on Gary Cohn and Steve Mnuchin.

  31. Sam Shama says:

    Other key corporate interests in the Bridge of the Horns project include a hedge fund that “manages legacy wealth” for families like the Mellons and Scaifes.

    Point being exactly what? Is private capital restricted by some sort of religious filtre? Is that your suggestion?

    Now, ask yourself again why USA is involved in Yemen, ask yourself why Saudi is bombing – starving Yemenis, ask yourself why US is pressuring Iran because of its (limited) involvement in assisting Yemenis to resist Saudi aggression.

    USA is not all that involved in Yemen as superpower involvements go. What does Iran’s “limited” involvement consist of?

    THEN call your congressman and demand that Ivanka Trump be thrown into jail & key fed to an alligator for the crime of marketing her clothing brand to retail stores.

    Is that meant to be a joke?

  32. Z-man says:

    Philip Giraldi is a national asset who’s words should be spread and protected from attacks from the evil CABAL.
    BTW, another great article.

  33. annamaria says:

    More on the armchair war criminals and war profiteers:
    Here are 8 neocons that are gearing up to “Make America Bomb Again”

  34. Sam Shama says:

    but none of it has focused on his close attachment to the state of Israel and his belief that Jews should not marry non-Jews.

    Its not so much a belief as it is an argument against total assimilation: a position which does not hold great attraction for most liberal jews. Whatever one thinks of Abrams as a political thinker, his views are never quite as literal as you choose to paint them.

  35. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Ever notice how almost every political discussion ends up in Auschwitz?

    Only because you drag it there

  36. Good news: Flynn has been ousted
    Bad news: He was ousted by the dogs of war – deep state Russophobes.

    • Agree: Z-man
  37. @annamaria

    Ukrainian nationalists participated in the massacre of more than 33,000 Jews at Babi Yar ravine in Kiev in September 1941. According to scholar Pers Anders Rudling, the number of Ukrainian nationalists involved in the slaughter outnumbered the Germans by a factor of 4 to 1.

    If your main point is that Ukrainian nationalists killed Ukrainian Jews in numbers far larger then the number of Jews killed by Germans in WWII, then consider that Poles engaged in similar acts, according to Prof. David Engel, holocaust scholar at the holocaust museum in Washington, DC.

    Dr. Engel claims that in the pre-war years, when NSDAP was cooperating with Jewish directives to remove Jews from Germany, and receiving significant support from USA government institutions as well as American Jews in carrying that out, Polish officials repeatedly demanded that the British admit Polish Jews to Britain, in the same way that Jews were aided to leave Germany. Polish non-Jews wanted Polish Jews to leave.

    During the war, Non-Jews in Poland engaged in more than a few events of mass killing of Jews in Poland — deaths that were blamed on Germans.

    The situation in France was similar, according to Gertrude Stein in “Wars I Have Known.”

    In “Black Earth,” Timothy Snyder more-or-less supports Engel’s claim — that non-Jews in Poland & Ukraine killed more Jews than Germans killed, but, argues Snyder, Germans were still responsible because they disrupted the political order and introduced a state of chaos in which everything was possible, under the concealing and exculpating fog of war.

    • Replies: @Alden
  38. annamaria says:
    @Sam Shama

    “USA is not all that involved in Yemen…” Not true.

    “The Saudi “coalition,” backed by the US and Britain, began bombing Yemen on 23 March 2015. Since then, 3.2 million Yemenis have been displaced, half the people suffer from malnutrition, 10,000 civilians have been killed (that’s 13 civilians per day), 2 million youngsters cannot attend school, nearly 15 million people (55 percent children) have no access to basic medical care.
    The Obama administration sold on the world’s weapon market \$200 billion worth of arms, the largest US weapons’ sale since WW II–over \$100 billion to Saudi Arabia alone.
    The USA is involved. Very much so. The rivers of blood and mounds of human flesh in Yemen courtesy the “deciders” in the US and UK. The Saudis, of course, are the bosom buddies of both Clinton and Obama (and Bush before them). The unwashed masses had a fancy to believe in the “war on terror,” while it has been a war on the taxpayers pockets and civilian populations worldwide. The main ideologues are the same: “These 8 neocons are gearing up to destroy President Trump and “Make America Bomb Again:”

  39. @anarchyst

    The only solution is to prohibit “dual nationality” and to deport anyone who holds citizenship with a foreign country.

    Dual nationality is not officially recognized by the US government. As a US citizen, if I am arrested in the US, I cannot obtain consular representation from my birth country, but it is impossible to make new US citizens give up the citizenship of the country where they were born.

    What are you going to do? Expunge their birth certificates from the records of their birth countries? I suppose you could force people to resign their prior citizenship at their naturalization ceremony. (You could not do it before, or they would become stateless persons.) However I still don’t see how it could be enforced overseas, should they then continue to live, work, study, do business, or retire in their birth country.

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
    , @anarchyst
  40. I wonder how many others now will be in like Flynn, then out like Flynn. Michael, that is, not Errol.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
  41. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    That six-page memorandum simply warned for careful thought and message-crafting be applied, lest an incorrect impression regarding Iraq is conveyed, vis-a-vis Israel.

    Oh, I see, it was to prevent an incorrect impression from being formed.

    You must be referring to the impression that was mistakenly formed when virtually the whole world organized protest marches against the invasion of Iraq. If I recall correctly, there was only one country that was supportive of the invasion (ok there were actually 3, but I’m leaving out the Marshall Islands and Micronesia).

    Thanks for clarifying that for us, Sam.

  42. @Jonathan Mason

    Actually you once upon a time did have to turn in your other passport when you were naturalized and the naturalization ceremony does require you to swear loyalty to the US exclusive of all other citizenship claims. It only became possible to retain dual nationality in the US after an Israeli (predictably) sued and won a case back in the 1960s, if I am recalling correctly. Since that time we have experienced many new immigrants who see nothing wrong in being loyal to two countries (or maybe only really loyal to one if they are at heart economic immigrants).

    • Replies: @David
    , @MEexpert
    , @Hibernian
  43. LondonBob says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    I doubt the media will claim any other scalps, Trump will in due course fire others, which is a separate matter entirely.

    Not entirely convinced the phone call was the reason Flynn was sacked/resigned, seems like what he said to the Russian ambassador was entirely defensible should Trump have wanted to.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  44. As I recall, when I was naturalized we had to turn in the documents that we used to enter the US, in other words our Green Cards. But even if you did turn in your birth country passport, it would be easy enough to get another one.

    Holding a Green Card is almost the same thing as dual citizenship. The only practical difference (before Trump got to the White House) was was that a Green Card holder could not vote and could not serve in the military.

    There are a few other differences, for example a Green Card holder cannot, I think, petition to bring a foreign born fiancee or wife to the US, nor transfer US citizenship to children regardless of where in the world they were born. However naturalized US citizen fathers must have been physically present in the US for a fixed number of years to be able to transfer citizenship to children and the actual number of days of physical presence is totted up with any vacations overseas deducted, though presumably the day of leaving or arriving in the US counts as physical presence. Anyway it is very complex if your length of physical presence is on the cusp.

    However, apart from these minutiae which may or may not be significant to the individual, possession of a Green Card is effectively the same thing as dual citizenship.

    In reality governments don’t seem to care much. When Ewart Brown, who was a US citizen was elected Premier of Bermuda, a British colony, he was required to swear allegiance to the Crown, but this did not, as far as I know, lead to loss of his US citizenship or any other remedy.

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  45. David says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    I would like to have seen Omar Mateen’s father booted from the country for violating his oath to abjure all other loyalties. Hard to run for president of Afghanistan and claim no loyalty to it.

  46. MEexpert says:
    @Sam Shama

    That six-page memorandum simply warned for careful thought and message-crafting be applied, lest an incorrect impression regarding Iraq is conveyed, vis-a-vis Israel. But of course, all of that is lost in your zealous translation.

    Oh, you mean like the invasion of Iraq being a cake walk. I thought the memorandum was written in English. May be I am wrong but most people can understand English even if it is written by a neocon. By now, all the neocon code words are easily decipherable. Whenever they say regime change they mean protect Israeli interests.

    Israel is all bread and butter for Sam. He can’t see the truth. He will try to put an Israeli spin to it. Sam’s motto is “we must always protect Israel even at the cost of the United States.”

  47. MEexpert says:
    @Sam Shama

    USA is not all that involved in Yemen as superpower involvements go. What does Iran’s “limited” involvement consist of?

    I don’t know what that means. Either you are involved or you are not. US has been bombing and sending drones to kill in Yemen even before Saudi started their campaign in 2015.

    Actually, it is a typical superpower involvement. let us see:

    Superpower invaded Afghanistan to eradicate Taliban and Al-Qaeda. 16 years later both the Talibans and Al-Qaeda are stronger than ever before and control more area than before.

    Superpower invaded Iraq to depose Saddam and eradicate non-existent Al-Qaeda. Almost 14 years later we have the country in chaos and Al-Qaeda has morphed into a bigger monster known as ISIS.

    Superpower attacked Libya under the guise of “responsibility to protect” civilians. Six years later the country is in a mess, we killed its leader, lost our ambassador, and had our weapons shipped to ISIS in Syria to kill Americans.

    Since 2011 we have been bombing Syria in an attempt to depose Assad. We supported ISIS and Al-Qaeda incarnations and “moderate” rebels. Country is in a mess, the infra-structure destroyed, hundreds of thousands people killed and displaced.

    Superpowers, either directly or through their surrogates, have been bombing Yemen since 2011. We send drones to kill American citizens, their children, and others. We even lost a seal for this “non” involvement. After five years, the poorest country in the world with primitive weapons has not been tamed. We promote democracy but we want the results to our advantage. Otherwise watch out.

    Superpower got involved in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel and every country has been torn apart except Israel and our so called Arab Allies.

    Is that what you mean by superpower involvement?

    Compared to this Iran has zero involvement if Yemen but the superpowers use Iran as an excuse to spread mayhem across the Middle East. but hey, anything to keep our masters, the Israelis, happy.

  48. anarchyst says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    One was required to renounce all foreign allegiances in writing until around 1968, when a naturalized U S citizen wanted to vote in his country of origin’s election. The courts then ruled that this “naturalized” U S citizen could have split loyalties…a massive egregious error on the court’s part…the rest is history…

  49. MEexpert says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    It only became possible to retain dual nationality in the US after an Israeli (predictably) sued and won a case back in the 1960s, if I am recalling correctly.

    Actually, I remember the case. It was an American who served in the Israeli army in the 1967 war. When he returned, the State Department revoked his citizenship. He sued and the case was finally decided in his favor by the Supreme Court.

    Mr. Giraldi, aren’t offsprings of some our journalists and government officials serving in the Israeli armed forces?

    • Replies: @Philip Giraldi
  50. anarchyst says:

    If a country were hell-bent on genocide, WHY WOULD THEY KEEP RECORDS?? WHY would they build “camps” hundreds (if not thousands) of miles away with sanitary facilities, housing, recreational, medical and other ancillary facilities. Would it not have been easier to just “eliminate” them without going through all of this trouble? The jewish communist Bolsheviks did just that with the non-communist civilian populations of the conquered countries in the communist orbit.

    Something BIG “stinks” in this whole jewish “holocaust ™” deal. It is no secret that jewish Zionists made “deals” with the Nazis in order to make life “uncomfortable” for jewish Germans. Look up author Lenni Brenner who has written about Zionist collaboration with the pre-WW2 German government (I refuse to use the word “Nazi”).

    The establishment of a “homeland” was a Zionist “dream” since the 1800s. What better way to encourage “emigration” to a barren land than to make things difficult for the “cream of German society” (jews)?? The TRUTH about the so-called jewish “holocaust ™” is out . . .

    The so-called jewish “holocaust ™” has been turned into a de-facto “religion” in which no deviation from orthodoxy is permitted. In fact, in most European countries, independent investigation into jewish “holocaust ™” truths is strictly forbidden under pain of fines and imprisonment. In the USA, things are not quite as bad, only job loss and personal and professional destruction at the hands of those of the “tribe” that FEAR the real truth of the jewish “holocaust ™” being exposed is evident.

    The truth about this minor event in human history will change much of the world’s perception about those that are using this event as a “cash cow” that “keeps on giving”. . . “there’s NO business like “SHOAH business”.

    Jewish complicity in this event is carefully “covered up”.

    It is curious to note that jewish interests will hunt down and imprison a 90 plus year-old German “camp guard” while looking the other way when their “own kind” was involved in truly brutal actions. Camp “capos” and “sonderkommandos” (who were primarily jewish) come to mind. Not one of these jewish “collaborators” has been brought to justice. I guess blood is thicker than water.

    A good example of present-day censorship is the fate that awaits those that dare question “official” jewish “holocaust” orthodoxy. Most European countries have criminalized ANY line of thought that deviates from the “official” jewish “holocaust” story. WHY?? In fact, TRUTH is no defense when it comes to “all things holocaust”.

    Ask noted WW2 researcher David Irving, who was forced to recant TRUTH in order to avoid punishment. . .

    If people only knew of the planning that took place (among those of the “chosen”) to engineer the jewish “holocaust”, there would be a pogrom of massive size. You see, the jewish “holocaust” was necessary in order to force the establishment of a jewish state. In this case, the ENDS justified the MEANS. There have been many “holocausts” of much greater misery throughout human history, yet the jewish “holocaust” is the only one that counts . . .

    Many jews will never be satisfied with knowing that those that commit evil deeds on earth in this lifetime will pay for it in the next life . . . they have taken vengeance from the Creator and appointed themselves the exacters of vengeance (in contradiction to mosaic law but not their anti-gentile Talmud).

    Jews were hated in Germany for taking advantage of the non-jew Germans between the two world wars. The average German did not have a pot to piss in while his wealthy jewish neighbor was trading food for land . . . taking advantage of the jewish bankster situation in Germany.

    Look at the “commercialization” of the so-called jewish “holocaust ™” while the much larger communist (true) holocaust is conveniently forgotten. To assure a continuing supply of jewish “holocaust ™” “survivors”, jews are tattooing their ATM (oops, I mean “camp” numbers) on their children and grandchildren (sick).

    Since the Zionist jews declared war on Germany in 1933 (yes, 1933), the Germans had no choice but to complete the Zionist plan of marginalizing German jews (to say the least).. This fulfilled the Zionist plan of forcing German jews to emigrate to Palestine while making the world grant jews a “homeland” – Israel.

    Zionists have been predicting a jewish “homeland” for the last two-hundred years while predicting a “holocaust ™” of 6 million for the same amount of time. The ACTUAL number of non-combatant deaths in the European theater of operations is approximately 731,000, NOT 6 million (official International Red Cross figures).

    Regarding that “holocaust ™” “showplace” Auschwitz, there are engineering inconsistencies in the design of the so-called “gas chambers”. The doors are not of a gas-tight design; it would have been impossible to retrieve the bodies, and there is no means to ventilate the rooms after the so-called “gassing” took place”. From an engineering standpoint, these are very serious errors that would have caused the deaths of the “operators” of these supposed “gas chambers”.

    American execution expert, Fred Leuchter travelled to Auschwitz, surreptitiously obtained samples from the purported “gas chambers”, had them tested and published his results. The absence of methylene blue in ALL of the samples, save one, was PROOF that the “gas chambers” did not exist. The one positive sample was taken from a room used to disinfect clothing.

    Mr. Leuchter was rewarded for his search for TRUTH by his professional and personal character assassination by those of the “tribe”. He lost all of his federal and state contracts, and was prosecuted under an obscure Massachusetts “law” for “practicing engineering without a license” – a law which had never been used before or since. . .

    It is no secret that after WW2, the Soviets attempted to “create” the “death camps” for propaganda purposes.

    The engineering inconsistencies proves that these “death camps” were recreated for communist propaganda purposes. Germans were excellent engineers, and as such, would not have made the engineering “mistakes” that are evident.

    Yes, there was extreme deprivation and suffering–many people perished. However, the prime cause of death was typhus. As allied bombings destroyed most of the infrastructure, typhus was at epidemic levels. THIS is what caused the massive amounts of human deaths . . .NOT gassing.

    After the end of WW2, these same “camps” were used to intern German civilians. These German civilians were subject to much greater deprivation and suffering than the previous “occupants” of these “camps”. In fact, Zionist jews were controlling these camps, at the behest of the Allied forces, and were vicious in their treatment of those interned. In fact, the German civilians interned were defined as “disarmed enemy combatants” despite being civilians, so that Geneva Convention rules would not apply to them.

    In fact, it was JEWS that ran the internment camps after WW2. I guess vengeance was theirs, as the Germans made the jews WORK (manual labor in the camps) for the first time in their lives…

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @jacques sheete
  51. @Andrei Martyanov

    Yeah, the only persons as bad as “the Jews” is everybody else.

  52. @MEexpert

    Yes, David Brooks’ son and also Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, was a volunteer in the Israeli Army. There are many others in congress and the bureaucracy who are believed to be dual passport holders US-Israel.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
    , @Che Guava
  53. nsa says:

    Imagine the immense hatred and loathing lurking in the hearts of all those goy politicians who must kneel and kiss the jooie ring……or get primaried, threatened, blackmailed, defamed in the kosher media. Imagine the immense thirst for revenge welling up in their shallow souls as they jettison all scruples for their Izzy masters. Ticking time bomb?

  54. an American who served in the Israeli army in the 1967 war.

    They should have drafted him to go to Vietnam when he got back, instead of revoking his citizenship.

  55. geokat62 says:
    @Sam Shama

    Let’s revisit part of that quote again, Sam:

    …You do not want Americans to believe that the war on Iraq is being waged to protect Israel rather than to protect America.

    Do you really think you can convince informed citizens to believe the war on Iraq was launched to protect America?

    Please make your best case, Sam, that America was threatened by Iraq. I look forward to it.

    And try not to rely on the evidence that has already been debunked, Sam, like these gems:

    1. the September Dossier – produced by the Blair gov’t claiming Saddam’s armoury of chemical weapons was on standby for use within 45 minutes

    2. The Niger uranium forgeries – forged documents initially released by SISMI (Italian military intelligence), which suggested Saddam attempted to purchase yellowcake uranium powder from Niger

    3. The spinning centrifuges – aluminum tubes that were publicly cited by the White House as evidence that Iraq was actively pursuing an atomic weapon. After the invasion, the Iraq Survey Group determined that the best explanation for the tubes’ use was to produce conventional 81-mm rockets; no evidence was found of a program to design or develop an 81-mm aluminum rotor uranium centrifuge.

    And please note, Sam, I’ve recently devised a new BS detector and if it registers in the red zone I know I will have stumbled upon a great invention that I can market to less informed goyisher kops to help them identify when they’re being lied to.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  56. Z-man says:

    I think Flynn coming out like raving lunatic after the Iran missile test sunk him with Trump and his inner circle. Saying that ‘Iran was on notice’ boxed in Trump with respect to Iran by ‘drawing a line in the sand’. That was the beginning of the end for Flynn.
    Hopefully a more level headed guy will get the post. I like Petraeus but he still has too much baggage for Trump so he’ll pick someone else.

    • Replies: @DenVilda
  57. @Philip Giraldi

    “Yes, David Brooks’ son and also Rahm Emanuel were volunteers in the Israeli Army.”

    Mr. Giraldi,

    For the past three (3) months I read The Wall Street Journal on a daily basis.

    Frequently, I get an impression that I’m on the receiving end of nutritious “insider” information. At other times, I have a sense of being simply “etherised upon a table” by very skilled but psycho US-Zionist columnists.

    Consequently, every week I go to Unz Review & your article for cognitive dissonance rehab.

    While thinking about Sonny Boy Brooks & Mayor Eamnauel’s Israeli Army service, I became inspired to pass on The Wall Street Journal “Global View” column (below) written by Bret Stephens. The name of his sanhedrin article is “Mideast Rules for Jared Kushner.”

    Maybe you have a “research arm” available & the incredibly arrogant “Rules” are not news to you, Phililp? At any rate for those who have yet to see Stephen’s “Rules” for President Trump’s son-in-law, they are 1.) The Clark Clifford Rule; 2.) The Kissinger Rule; and 3.) my personal favorite & most repulsive “The Bush Rule.”

    To quote B. Stephens: “The best place Mr. Jared Kushner (36) could put ‘The Bush Rule’ to use is to offer U.S. sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured in 1967 from Syria.”

    I for one would really like to activate the ballsy Iraqi journalist’s “Fuck W. Rule!” and throw my Fila sneaker at Bret Stephens.

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  58. @Chuck Orloski

    O fuck! I forgot to post the “link” to the W.S.J. fink’s “Mideast Rules for Jared Kushner.” Refer below?

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  59. annamaria says:

    An anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution (November 1917) is arriving soon.

    The first Bolshevik government was 85% Jewish: “With the notable exception of Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov), most of the leading Communists who took control of Russia in 1917-20 were Jews. Leon Trotsky (Lev Bronstein) headed the Red Army and, for a time, was chief of Soviet foreign affairs. Yakov Sverdlov (Solomon) was both the Bolshevik party’s executive secretary and head of the Soviet government. Grigori Zinoviev (Radomyslsky) headed the Communist International (Comintern), the central agency for spreading revolution in foreign countries. Other prominent Jews included press commissar Karl Radek (Sobelsohn), foreign affairs commissar Maxim Litvinov (Wallach), Lev Kamenev (Rosenfeld) and Moisei Uritsky. Lenin himself was of mostly Russian and Kalmuck ancestry, but he was also one-quarter Jewish. His maternal grandfather, Israel (Alexander) Blank, was a Ukrainian Jew who was later baptized into the Russian Orthodox Church.”
    David R. Francis, United States ambassador in Russia, warned in a January 1918 dispatch to Washington: “The Bolshevik leaders here, most of whom are Jews and 90 percent of whom are returned exiles, care little for Russia or any other country but are internationalists and they are trying to start a worldwide social revolution.”
    As soon as the Bolsheviks came to power, they begun a systematic elimination of the best and brightest in the Russian genetic pool (as wells the systematic destruction of Russian culture). Among the most vicious murderers was certain Rosalia Zalkind (nicknamed Zemlyachka) who was known as “one of the organizers of the Red Terror in the Crimea in 1920-1921, against former officers and soldiers of the White Army.” Tens of thousands of Russian officers, the flower of the Russian state, were murdered in the most brutal ways on her orders.
    The bloody chief of the CheKa in Petrograd was another Jewish character, Moisei Uritsky, who personally murdered 5000 political prisoners (that was a small change as compared to Rosalia Zalkind’s crimes). “Anyone who had the misfortune to fall into the hands of the Cheka,” wrote Jewish historian Leonard Schapiro, “stood a very good chance of finding himself confronted with, and possibly shot by, a Jewish investigator.” In Ukraine, “Jews made up nearly 80 percent of the rank-and-file Cheka agents,” reports W. Bruce Lincoln, an American professor of Russian history. (Beginning as the Cheka, or Vecheka the Soviet secret police was later known as the GPU, OGPU, NKVD, MVD and KGB.) The Cheka chief Moisei Uritsky was involved in a heist of 2.5 billion rubles in gold. “This came as an unpleasant surprise for Parvus [a brain and purse behind the Bolshevik Revolution], since Uritsky and Volodarsky [another thief] had been his favourite disciples. Parvus had founded a Yiddish newspaper, Arbaiter Stimme (Worker’s Voice) for Uritsky in Copenhagen, on which Grigori Chudnovsky and Nikolai Gordon (Leiba Alie Hael Gordon) had also worked. The latter was a Latvian Jew and a close collaborator with Grigori Zinoviev (Ovsei Radomyslsky, also Lewish).”
    The extermination of the Russian Tsar’s family was done on the orders of Lenin and Sverdlov (Leon Bronstein, who was financed by Jacob Schiff, a New York banker): “In the archives of the State Department there is a document, No. 861.00/5339, which reveals how Jacob Schiff… had made plans as early as 1916 to overthrow the Russian Tsar. In the spring of 1917, Jacob Schiff began to finance Leon Trotsky to implement “the second phase of the revolution”
    “The Bolshevik Revolution,” declared a leading American Jewish community paper in 1920, “was largely the product of Jewish thinking, Jewish discontent, Jewish effort to reconstruct.” The fledgling Soviet government issued a decree … that made anti-Semitism a crime in Russia.”
    Sounds familiar.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @jacques sheete
  60. anarchyst says:

    According to friends and relatives of mine who lived through the Bolshevik “revolution”, when the jewish communists came to power they “repurposed” all of the Christian churches into stables and other secular, non-religious uses. It was curious to note that NOT ONE SYNAGOGUE was touched or “repurposed”.
    When WW2 commenced, many eastern Europeans sided with the Germans, as living under communism, and not being one of the “chosen” was a life of abject misery. Living under German rule was preferable to living under the jewish boot heel of communism. The non-communist “goyim” pointed out the “chosen” communists to the German troops.
    When German troops came through an area, they requested that the occupants of the villages stay indoors until they passed through. According to my relatives, they were very polite and respectful.
    It is curious to note that when the “camps” were liberated, the occupants chose to stay and travel westward with their (former) captors, rather than be taken by the communists.

  61. @iffen

    Poor ole iffen, you just can’t stop yourself. Either you have horribly scarred knees or long ago had the wisdom to invest in sturdy knee-pads.

  62. @anarchyst

    Where do they get 6 million?

    “Allowing for a maximum of 100,000 who succeeded in emigrating from Europe, this would bring the total number of Jews under the direct rule of Nazi Germany to about 3,200,000.”

    AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1941-1942, page 662

  63. @geokat62

    And please note, Sam, I’ve recently devised a new BS detector and if it registers in the red zone I know I will have stumbled upon a great invention that I can market to less informed goyisher kops to help them identify when they’re being lied to.

    I’m predicting a good market for your device since I’ve tried for decades to get the goyim to question everything, particularly authority, the media and their own assumptions to no evident avail.

    On the other hand, Americans seem only to want to feel all puffed up about themselves and could not care less about the truth.

    BTW, don’t bother using it with Shameful Sam. The damn thing’ll likely explode if it catches so much of a whiff of him from a distance.

    • LOL: geokat62
  64. @annamaria

    Leon Bronstein, who was financed by Jacob Schiff, a New York banker.

    It was common knowledge back then but seems to have been conveniently forgotten.

    Also, we should never forget that it was American intervention in WW1 that prolonged that unnecessary war and besides Schiff’s shekels, the resultant devastation and despair also helped Lenin get established in Russia and Mussolini in Italy. American intervention also prolonged the war by encouraging the thoroughly corrupt Entente powers to arrogantly snub German peace proposals in 1916 and led to the savage Brit starvation blockade of Germany that continued after the armistice.

    The US got suckered into the war and for our troubles we lost our democracy, and gained the hatred of our “ally,” France to name just two of the lesser realized losses that we suffered for not minding our own business and for failing to remain scrupulously neutral.

    The US is now Israel’s stooge just as it was Britain’s a century ago.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  65. Alden says:

    I thought the total number of Jews killed during the holofraud had been reduced to less than 2 million? Never mind, 6, 6,000 6 million, 60 million 6 billion the number changes all the time.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  66. @Chuck Orloski

    Moon of Alabama / b’s analysis of the dangerous signal in Trump’s dismissal of Flynn:

    nb. Stephens’ “rules” are not rules at all, unless the point of reference is a criminal gang, which might well be the case. See Moon of Alabama
    w/ special reference to the Bush rule, if Israel gets to keep Golan because they’re there, does that mean that an immediate rescission of the sanctions on Russia for having “taken” Crimea is in order? (That’s not the message delivered by Brookings West/Stephen Pifer the other day: “We must oppose Russia’s taking of Crimea, it’s a violation of the international order established post-WWII.” Good for the goose, good for the . . .

    And while it’s great that Trump rejected Abrams, it might be that he was set up to be rejected anyway; a feint.
    Meanwhile, a whole gaggle of unsavory characters surround Trump. Three such characters are becoming known to We the People:
    Sebastian Gorka & ux Katharine nee Cornell
    Michael Anton
    Stephen Miller
    They have in common a visceral hatred for Islam and Iran.

    I’ve seen Gorka in action: his operating principle is rage. Truly scary dude who hovers around the Winchester Institute, a storefront project of present and former foreign service employees united around Islamophobia. They’re connected to some of the biggest baddest names in US foreign policy: Michael Ledeen, Michael Doran, Walid Phares, James Woolsey, —-

    This article calls the Gorkas “the team driving Trump’s national security policy.”
    I don’t think they as a couple are that important to Trump’s policy, nor do they have the brain power to compete with even the most venal of the “usual suspects” in the AEI, WINEP, etc. crowd — tho their connections might more influence than is healthy for Americans.
    Nevertheless, the Gorkas gotta go.
    The husband-wife team Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett would be a much better choice.

    Miller, a lawyer who looks like Fredo, debuted on the Sunday talkies. He was hyper, is very aggressive, comes across as permanently angry & defensive. The Jewish press has slobbered all over him, so it’s not likely he will meet the fate of Flynn, or Fredo.

    Michael Anton is even scarier than Gorka, in a different way: a trim youngish fellow and Jewish, and like way too many Jews and the sentimentally deluded Christians who swoon over them, Anton is stuck in holocaustism/Hitler Derangement Syndrome. “Crushing” “Nazis” or people who call you “Nazis” are focal points of his modus operandi. He wrote speeches for G W Bush, and grabbed attention with an article titled, “The Flight 93 Election.”

    We’re in for a bumpy ride, with or without Abrams.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  67. Alden says:

    After the Germans took over the Ukraine, the Ukranians who had survived the Jewish communist genocide of Christian Ukranians turned around and got revenge by murdering the Jewish communists who had murdereds their families.

    Simple revenge and there is nothing wrong with that. Good for the Ukranians.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  68. MEexpert says:
    @jacques sheete

    Why doesn’t the US government issue arrest warrant for Netanyahu and Milchan? There crimes are much more serious than Snowden, Manning, and Assange. Milchan should have been arrested when he came to Hollywood a few years ago receive an award.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  69. @iffen

    Yes — lies, half truths & negligent misrepresentations provide a very thin gruel. Much like “junk food”… & like junk food lies are often so easy, so convenient. And, also, like junk food, the over consumption (or production) of lies can prove poisonous….

  70. MEexpert says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Holding a Green Card is almost the same thing as dual citizenship. The only practical difference (before Trump got to the White House) was was that a Green Card holder could not vote and could not serve in the military.

    No it is not. Not being able to vote is not a trivial difference. The comment about “before Trump got to the White House” is frivolous because nothing has change with Trump in the White House. Even a non-citizen can enlist in the military. As a matter of fact people use that path towards gaining US citizenship.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  71. Hibernian says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    The claim that American Jews have dual nationality largely focuses on the right of American Jews, like other Jews around the world, to claim Israeli citizenship. This is a purported case of American citizens adding another citizenship, not of naturalized Americans retaining their previous citizenship after naturalization. Other countries have similar rules to Israel’s. I can claim Irish citizenship because my maternal Grandfather was born in Ireland. (There may be a few other requirements; at the very least you have to fill out a lot of paperwork.) The thing is, you become a dual citizen only if you accept the offer, which I am not about to do, and which very few do. The Irish Government cannot confer Irish citizenship on me against my will. Same for Israel.

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  72. @Andrei Martyanov

    I agree & would add that I think the higher you go up in politics (& in any hierarchy which produces positions of power/influence/control etc) the more likely you will see a an essential systemic tendency to “naturally select” for sociopathic traits.

  73. We need a new terminology to truly understand what is happening in America(and by extension the world since the US more or less controls it).

    We speak of ‘left’ and ‘right’, as if there is a fixed principled left and fixed principled right. Actually, both are very fluid and malleable depending on WHO HAS THE POWER.
    The fact that both Democrats and Republicans are so slavish to Israel and Jewish Power tells us who has the real power. Also, the fact that the ‘left’ became so homomaniacal and the ‘right’ was so muted about the homo issue also tells us about the true nature of power. Which group has been using homomania as proxy to promote minority-elite-supremacism all over the world? Since Jews got the power and pushed homomania, homos could run wild and crazy… and even Conservatives, so slavish to Jewish power, didn’t dare to resist what they knew was a Jewish agenda. If homomania had no Jewish backing, Conservatives would have opposed it with greater fervor. But since it had Jewish fingerprints and signature all over it, the GOP either remained mute or even argued that ‘gay marriage’ is a ‘conservative value’.
    Ideology follows the power.

    If there is a fixed ‘left’ with its iron principles, why were ‘leftists’ opposed to Bush’s wars yet silent about Obama’s wars and now bitching about ‘war-mongering’ Trump? If the ‘left’ is truly ideologically and reliably anti-war and anti-imperialist, it should have opposed Obama’s wars too. (And how come the ‘left’ antifa types don’t attack Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street that are dominated by ultra-capitalists?)
    If the ‘left’ is against politics of paranoia(as during McCarthy Era), why is it now going nuts about the Russian connection?

    And if the ‘right’ is about ethno-nationalism, how come the white party GOP says NOTHING about white interests while foaming at the mouth over Israel, Israel, Israel?
    The ‘right’ in America follows the power. The Power decides what is ‘right’. That is why American Conservatism is essentially Cuckservatism. It’s about goy toys obeying their Jewish globalist masters.

    So, the discussion of ‘left’ and ‘right’ muddies up the true nature of power in the US.
    The power struggle is essentially ethnic, not ideological. After all, look how the Neocons are working with Democratic Jews to undermine Trump. Look at the likes of Bill Kristol and David Brooks who claim to be ‘conservative’. Sure, they yammer about ‘principles’, but it’s all about the Tribe. If they are indeed conservative, it’s about doing whatever to preserve the Jewish tribe and Jewish supremacist power.
    Now, there are some Jews for whom ideology or principles trump all else. But two swans don’t make a summer. It’s like there are principled blacks like Uncle Thomas Sowell, but two Negroes don’t make a fried chicken festival.

    If you question a ‘rightist’, he will likely be FOR something if it’s pushed by GOP and against it if pushed by Democratic Party. And if you question a ‘leftist’, he will likely be FOR something if it is pushed by Democratic Party and against it if pushed by GOP.
    For most people, it’s not about principles but about partisanship. They are too dumb and shallow to have any principles. It’s us vs them.
    Also, because it’s a matter of us vs them, the OTHER side’s appropriation of one’s own side’s positions doesn’t lead to satisfaction but anger. So, even though Clinton did a lot of things that should have pleased Conservatives, they hated him even more. And even though Nixon did a lot of things that should have pleased Liberals, they hated him even more for filching ideas from Democrats. If people really favored principles over partisanship, it shouldn’t matter WHICH SIDE promoted certain policies. But much of politics is about owning the right to certain views(even though they tend to shift from ‘right’ to ‘left’ depending on the time. Working class issues used to be leftist, but now they are seen as rightist.)

    Especially with the end of Cold War, dearth of literary culture, and demise of values, we are living in a post-ideological age. Homomania, tranny-mania, immigrant-invasion, tattoo-and-piercing freakery, and flipping out about Russia makes no ideological sense. These are attitudes, hysteria, or diversions. Look at the Pussy Hat March in Washington. I mean what the hell was that even about, with madonna and ashley judd talking psychobabble nonsense?

    And what does the ‘right’ stand for? National Review is a total cuckzine filled with second-rate hacks and shills. What does Jeb or Rubio stand for? They were the favs of the GOP establishment. They were for what? Illegal immigration is an act of love? Since when did conservatives talk like that?

    And Trump won because he was post-ideological. He has no grand theory of politics. He’s for nationalism, a kind of civic pragmatism. If he were to go ideological, he will fail. For one thing, all the current ‘ideologies’ are just toxic derivatives of ethno-supremacism of Jewish globalists. Whether it’s Liberal humanitarian intervention or Neocon ‘democracy building’, it all comes down to Wars for Israel and Banker class. And all this talk of Russia, Russia, and Russia isn’t about democracy or human rights. After all, the US is cozy with Saudi Arabia and other repressive nations. And US never says Israel must return Golan Heights to Syria. No, all current ideologies are mere tools by the Power.

    The only thing that matters if power in the 21st century. So, we need a new political terminology that addresses the true nature of the conflict in the US, and it is not about the ‘left’ and ‘right’. The Left used to be for nationalism + working class, the formula of the New Deal. But now, such concerns are seen as the ‘right’ whereas the ‘left’ is mostly about worshiping Homos with ass tattoos and welcoming masses of Muslims.
    Given Trump’s praise of homos against Muslims, even he can be said to be ‘leftist’ on homo issues. As for Islam, is it left or right? Since Islam is ultra-conservative, one might say it is rightist. But since Muslims now paraded as poor immigrants allied with ‘progressives’, Islam is now seen as part of the ‘left’. Ideological fluidity of the Current Year is quite amazing. Notice how all those Trump-bashers really have no ideology. They are spinning every issue this way or that way to create the illusion that they are ‘progressives’ against Trump and his Nazi deplorables.

    So, ‘left’ and ‘right’ makes no sense in current reality.

    We need to identify and name the real powers.


    And I see.

    Jewish Globalist Supremacism
    Demographic Imperialism(the immigrant invasion to leech off white America)
    Globalist Urban Elites
    Feminist Hysterics
    Black Thug Politics
    White Nationalism
    Christian Moralists
    Working Class/Middle Class interests

    Because of the sheer scale of Jewish power, it funds and supports demographic imperialists, homomaniacs, feminist nuttery, and black politics of intimidation.
    Without Jewish support, the non-Jewish identity politics wouldn’t amount to plate of beans.
    This is all called the ‘left’, but surely there’s a world of difference between the ‘leftism’ of Haim Saban and that of Islamic demographic imperialists. For one thing, the reason why so many Muslims have been uprooted is because of Jewish control of US foreign policy that waged many wars in MENA.

    This is why we must dispense with talk of ‘left’ and ‘right’ which only obfuscates the true character of the political conflict in the US. The conflict isn’t about ideology but identity. Now, some groups may adopt an ideology and pretend to stand for principles, but it all boils down to “Is it good for us?”
    Jews go with ‘leftism’ to weaken white gentile nationalism that they see as the main threat to Jewish supremacism. Jews use ideology to serve identity.
    Even though Muslims hate Jews who dominate the West and despise much of decadent Liberalism, they go with ‘leftism’ because it opens doors to Muslims who want better material lives in the West. Also, despite problems between Muslims and Western Liberals, Muslims find more hostility on the Western Right. (Ironically, Muslims and Western conservatives hate each other more because they have more in common. Both think more tribally, so their differences are more starkly drawn out even if their social values may have more in common with each other than with Western Liberals. In contrast, the cult of tolerance among Western Liberals make them overlook the socio-moral differences between themselves and Muslims.)
    Blacks go with ‘leftism’ because it simply means more goodies for them via government. Of course, increased immigration means more competition for blacks, but then, blacks look to government for largess. So, if more immigrants means more victory for the Democrats, it means more government jobs for blacks who are heavily invested in the Democratic Party.

    So, the struggle is about identity and group interest. It’s essentially tribal, not ideological. So, sticking to discussion of ‘left’ and ‘right’ often misses the point.

    The ONLY people who seem to be sincerely ideological are white Liberals who will sacrifice white interests for some notion of the ‘higher good’. But are these white Liberals really such noble self-sacrificing fellers? Some are, but most are not. After all, their anti-white rhetoric is really directed at ‘bad whites’. Indeed, attacking OTHER whites as ‘racist’ is an easy way to pat themselves on the back and score pokemon points to be invited to cocktail parties and gain promotion in institutions and industries committed to ‘progress’. For these whites, their privilege is gained by denouncing ‘white privilege’. So, they are also into a kind of identity politics, that of the bobo elite class. Clintons and Bidens of the world only rose higher and higher by denouncing the ‘bad whites’.

    So, we need to talk of politics less in ideological terms and more in identity terms. We need to spell out Jewish power in this. It’s not ‘leftist’ or ‘liberal’ or even ‘neocon’. It’s Jewish globalist-supremacist. We have to call it by its real name.

    Just consider Jews and Muslims. Jewish ‘leftists’ pretend to care so much about those Muslim ‘refugees’ and denounce Trump as new Hitler, the kind of person who wouldn’t have saved Jewish refugees during WWII. But these very Jews used the American war machine to destroy the Muslim world like Nazis destroyed Poland. NYT was fully with Clinton when he was killing Iraqis with sanctions. NYT was also with Bush and Iraq War. NYT endorsed Obama’s wars that spread the conflagration all over MENA. If Jewish ‘leftists’ are all about sympathy for the Other, why do they care about Muslims ONLY AFTER they are turned into ‘refugees’ by US aggression? So much for ideology. It’s really about identity. When it’s useful for Jews to destroy countless Muslims in the Middle East, they will not hesitate to do so. Jewish communists in the 20s and 30s demonstrated that they can kill just as cold-bloodedly as the Nazis, and we’ve seen the same kind of ruthlessness since the End of the Cold War when Jews took control of US foreign policy.

    As for masses of immigrants, they are not ‘leftists’ or ‘liberals’ but demographic imperialists, documented or undocumented. Even legal ones are problematic since current levels of immigration will fundamentally change the character of Western nations. These demographic imperialists will latch onto ANY ideology to get free tickets to the West to enjoy better material lives.

    Now, do a mind-experiment. Suppose Iranian-Americans made up 2% of US population and had decisive control of media, academia, deep state institutions, courts, Wall Street, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and etc.
    Suppose these Iranians are very ethnic-conscious and invested in further expanding their power and influence even more. And they mold and manipulate both ideologies of ‘left’ and ‘right’ to push their agenda.
    Now, would it make much sense to hardly mention Iranian-American Power while yammering endlessly about ‘right’ and ‘left’? But both ‘right’ and ‘left’ would heavily be funded by Iranian-American supremacist elites. Given that reality, wouldn’t it make more sense to talk of ethnic power along identity interests?

    Isn’t it odd how we always mention the RUSSIAN, the CHINESE, and the IRANIAN, but we don’t mention the Jews? We are supposed to see the world in terms of Russia vs America, China vs America, and Iran vs America. But whose America? Are Jewish views on Russia really ours? Jewish control of media would have us believe so. But in fact, Jewish hostility toward esp Russia and Iran owes to ethnic interests. If there were no Jews in America, would most Americans have this animus against Russia or Iran? No. The dire truth is that many Americans, on both ‘right’ and ‘left’, have been made to see Russia and Iran as enemies because Jews who control the media have spread this notion that Russia and Iran are threats to America.
    If Russian and Iran foreign policy seem at odds with the American, it’s because America has been aggressive toward them. And why? Because the US is ruled by Jews who seek supremacist control everywhere they go. The Rule of the Jewish-controlled Media is: All Americans must hate those whom Jews hate(for the time being); All Americans must love those whom Jews love(for the time being). We must be like dogs who who greet or growl others based on the master’s wishes. Russian minions were like this under Stalin. If Stalin said Nazi Germany was the enemy, it was the enemy. But if Stalin said Nazi Germany is an ally, as during the Nazi-Soviet Pact, it was a friend. So, bark or smile according to Stalin’s wishes.

    We cannot understand American politics(and by extension the world politics) without recognizing the fact that Jewish Neurosis is the animating factor of American Power. So, if Jews freak out about Iran, their neurosis had ripple effect because Jews control the media and political donations. If Jews feel rage, then the rage ripples all around to the likes of Hillary, Trump, and Rubio who bark at Iran too. Not because they have personal animus against Iran but because they bark according to their master.

    Jewish neurosis is the result of the contradiction between their tribalism and universalism, a combo that turns into globo-supremacism. If Jews want to be only tribal, no big deal. They’d be like the Amish or Hasidim. No one has any trouble with Amish. Conservatives and Liberal just ignore them. Amish are tribal, have their own communities, and just mind their own business. And this goes for American Indians on reservations too. I mean who cares about Pueblo Indians think in their reservation? Likewise, if tribal Jews just wanna be Jews in their own place, that’d be fine.
    Problem is Jews are tribal but not only tribal. They have universal ambitions. And this leads to neurosis. If Jews want to be truly universal, they should adopt a totally universalist ideology like communism, Christianity, or Islam; they should abandon the narrow blood identity of Jewishness. And there was a time when some Jews did convert to Islam or Christianity or become communists.

    But the core of the Jewish community in the West did not surrender tribalism even as they promoted universalism. They could have become atomized cosmopolitan individualists of libertarian bent, but they didn’t opt for that either. They clung to their Jewish tribalism while seeking power and influence all over the world.
    This combination of tribal persistence + universal reach could only result in Jewish globalist supremacism(especially as Jews favored other Jews in global networks of power). Jews try to penetrate into every nation. They want to take over everything: US, Canada, EU, Russia, Middle East, Japan, and even China.
    But if Jews want to merge with all of humanity, why stick to Jewish tribal identity? Why cling so tightly to something so ancient and ethnic(atavistic) while trying to weaken all other identities in the name of universalism, globalism, and cosmopolitanism?

    Indeed, we can see Jewish neurosis in Jewish promotion of Diversity. Just think. If Jews really prized diversity, they would discourage mass migrations of peoples that lead to mongrelization and confusion of identities. Unique cultures and identities are lost if all nations are overrun by masses of foreigners. The world will remain diverse IF every nation maintains its unique identity and culture. Globalism also destroys diversity by spreading the same Hollywood images, rap crap, and homo ‘rainbow’ into every nation.
    Now, one could argue for massive migration and mongrelization on the basis that cultures are not worth saving since all people are members of Same Humanity. So, one could argue that cultures are ‘atavistic’ & ‘reactionary’ and should be destroyed to make way for One World Culture of Common Humanity. And globalism has this effect(though its idea of One World Culture is Trash Pop).
    But then, Jews say they are pushing massive immigration for the sake of diversity. They are doing the very thing that does most to undermine diversity in the name of serving diversity. This is why Jewish Politics is so neurotic. In a way, this confusion about Diversity reflects the very neurosis of Jews. Jews want to have the cake and eat it too. They want to maintain their unique identity and tribal interests while, at the same time, merging with all of mankind. Jews want to penetrate into every society and gain control of every nation… but they don’t want to assimilate with rest of humanity. They want to maintain their own identity. The Jewish historical experience has shown that a people could be move all over the world and STILL maintain their unique identity. But Jews are an anomaly in history. After all, most cultural identities of the Ancient World vanished, especially when people were conquered by others or trekked to distant lands as minorities and ended up being swallowed by larger groups. So, what applies to the Jews doesn’t apply to other groups. For most groups, mass migration means the weakening and loss of identity. Jews were a special people for whom the experience of exile had the opposite effect of strengthening ethnic bonds. But then, Jews had the idea of the Covenant that instilled every Jew with a sense of special relation to the one and only true God. One of the side-effects of such worldviews was contempt for non-Jews. So, it’s hardly surprising that the relation between Jews and gentiles has not been a pleasant one.

    Anyway, just like Jews had a spiritual neurosis in relation to the world, they now have a material/political one. Jewish spiritual neurosis arose from the fact that Jews believed there is only one true God for all the world, all people, and all the cosmos, BUT Jews were special and the Chosen of God. So, Jewish spirituality was universal and all-encompassing but obsessed about Jewish-centrism.

    In the modern world, we have Jews clinging to their own identity — esp in relation to Holocaust(“No people suffered like the Jews”) and Israel(“Jews finally regained their sacred homeland”) — but also believing themselves to be the rightful rulers of all the world. When Jews were religious, it was enough for them to believe that their God ruled all the world. They didn’t have to rule the world since their God ruled the world, and through Him, they felt their power over mankind.

    But now that Jews no longer believe in God, they believe that their POWER should dominate all the world; and Jews see it within their grasp since they control the US, the #1 power in the world. This is why Jews hate Trump. Trump isn’t anti-Jewish and is wildly pro-Israel. But Trumpism indicates that gentile Americans, WHITES INCLUDED, have a stake in America’s future too.
    Also, Trump’s rabid pro-Israel-ism implies that Jewish power should be restricted to Jewish national borders and not mess with Libya, Syria, EU, and Russia. So, paradoxically, Trump’s pro-Israel position is seen as anti-Jewish-supremacist. Trump’s extreme Jewish supremacism IN Israel implies no Jewish supremacism OUTSIDE Israel; other nations should have their own supremacism that is gentile. So, Jews should be supreme in Israel while Hungarians should be supreme in Hungary. But Jews want to be supreme in ALL nations. Since Jews don’t have the numbers to take over European nations, they use Diversity and Homomania to weaken the power and authority of the majority native population.

    This Jewish or Zionist Neurosis — Jewrosis or Zionosis — has to be identified and discussed if we are to have a honest discussion of what is really happening in America and the world.

    Also, it is necessary in order to break up both the phony ‘left’ and ‘right’. So many dupes and minions are part of angry coalitions in various ‘ideological’ camps because they are still under the impression that the main power conflict in the US is between the ‘right’ and the ‘left’. In fact, it is really along various lines of identity.

    Ideology is useful to Jews because they need to form a coalition of non-whites and win over sufficient sucker whites. After all, if blacks, browns, yellows, and etc ONLY thought in terms of identity, they would never come together. Each would pursue its narrow tribal interest and may well hate one another. So, ideology is useful in creating this notion that their tribal interests are ‘progressive’ in combating white ‘racism’ and ‘white privilege’. Also, if political discussion was only tribal, most whites would identify as white and pursue white interests. As such, they would totally outnumber Jews and non-whites. If all whites were to support GOP as the ‘white party’, it’d be game over for the Democrats. So, Jews need to win over some whites to the Democratic side, and they make use of ideological appeal. The notion of ‘social justice’ means that ‘good whites’ must side with ‘victim groups’ against the ‘bad whites’ or ‘racists’ or ‘fascist’ or ‘nazis’.
    Never mind that Jewish-controlled US foreign policy has been most nazi-like in wreaking havoc all over the Middle East. Never mind that Jewish War on Russia is most like Nazi-rhetoric during WWII and or like McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade. Never mind Jews have promoted rap music urging blacks to sing about killing one another and treating women like whores. Never mind all those facts. Jews manipulate ideological discourse to fool enough white suckers that the white community is divided between Good Whites and bad ‘nazi’ whites who need to be punched. Smart people use ideology to manipulate the idiots.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @Miro23
  74. @geokat62

    Perhaps I’m missing the point here, but what do the deaths of any number of Jewish kids in WW II got to do with the deaths of any number of Iraqi’s by sanctions, regardless of one’s Jewish (or not) “perspective” ?
    The two events have NO connection.
    Or, is the suggestion that Alright is so deluded, so bizarre that the mere fact that X-number Jewish deaths somehow legitimates any lesser number of other person’s deaths ? (Example: x-hundred thousand Africans died in Somalia (or anywhere else) — but, big deal, who cares ? coz its a lot less than the dead Jewish kids in the War.)
    Or does this bizarre (& grotesque) equivalency only function when dealing with middle eastern Muslim’s ?

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  75. MEexpert says:

    Whether by choice or by edict, the fact is that most neocons and many Jews are dual citizens and hence have dual loyalty. I take it back. They are only loyal to Israel. These people should not be allowed in the service of the United States government. Since 1948, more harm has come to the United States from Israel than any other country.

    • Agree: Z-man
  76. @Sam Shama

    Yes, think it is a joke – maybe not the best joke – but it gave me a smile, so…I guess, it’s not that bad either….

  77. @David

    He seems both to channel something he doesn’t understand and to be a Sedona-like vortex.

    What is a Sedona-like vortex?

    • Replies: @David
  78. Miro23 says:
    @Priss Factor

    A very good comment/article. The US is actually engaged in a race war where self defined Jews (a group of irreligious mixed race European/Semitic people) try to take down Anglo society and institute a self-serving dictatorship. They’ve already burned their boats with 9/11, so they have to fight it to the end – which they are doing, with their inspiration probably coming from Russia 1917 where their successful coup d’état destroyed Russian society while installing themselves (1% of the population) as a new aristocracy.

    On the subject of Trump:

    This is why Jews hate Trump. Trump isn’t anti-Jewish and is wildly pro-Israel. But Trumpism indicates that gentile Americans, WHITES INCLUDED, have a stake in America’s future too.

    Trump has a lot in common with the traditional, well dressed, optimistic, patriotic and straightforward America of the 1950’s with his “America First” views, which in fact represents everything that the Counter Cultural Project has been working against since the late 1960’s.

    Counter Culturalism lives in the world of “Ressentiment” described by Nietzsche:

    Ressentiment: in order to exist, slave morality always first needs a hostile external world, it needs, psychologically speaking, external stimuli in order to act at all – its action is fundamentally reaction.

    i.e. It needs a world of “oppressed minorities”.

    … the man of ressentiment is neither upright nor naïve nor honest and straightforward with himself. His soul squints; his spirit loves hiding places, secret paths and back doors, everything covert entices him as his world, his security, his refreshment; he understands how to keep silent, how not to forget, how to wait, how to be provisionally self-deprecating and humble. A race of such men of ressentiment ….will also honor cleverness to a far greater degree…
    On the Genealogy of Morals – Good and Evil (10)

  79. @annamaria

    If you want to make contemporary points out of events of the 1930s and 40s you should recognise that many Galician Ukrainians simply regarded the Russians as the main enemy and were most concerned with their unrealistic dream of marching on Moscow with the support of the Western allies.

  80. @MEexpert

    Amnesty International is relentless in attacking Arab and Muslim countries for any human rights violations. They are; however, incapable of seeing any infractions within the borders of Greater Israel. They cannot see any problems with bombing civilians in Gaza, the IDF killing of teenage Palestinians for the smallest of crimes; or the blatant theft of the Palestinian’s privately owned property. At one time the President of Amnesty International was a man named Schultz, who was sensitive to this issue. However, he has been gone for years, and the present administration of this organization is equally deaf to any mention of it. After hectoring them and getting no answer to this, I have quit contributing to “so-called” humanitarian charities” and give what little I can to animal rights groups.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
    , @MEexpert
  81. annamaria says:

    “….the higher you go up in politics (& in any hierarchy which produces positions of power/influence/control etc) the more likely you will see a an essential systemic tendency to “naturally select” for sociopathic traits.”

  82. @jacques sheete

    What were the German peace proposals in 1916 that you believe should not have been rejected? What American communications about them are you referring to and what do you believe were American reasons for not encouraging acceptance? What were the stated reasons your comment tefers to?

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  83. @Alden

    Jewish Communists? What did most of the fellow villagers and townspeople have to do with the Communist Party?

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  84. @MEexpert

    Hardly a “frivolous” point if you note that Trump’s famous executive order aimed at people from certain predominantly Muslim countries would have stopped people with green cards from returning to the US.

  85. anarchyst says:

    Total number of non-combatants who lost their lives in the European theater of operations (including those in the camps) was approximately 731,000. NOT 6,000,000. International Red Cross representatives were allowed access to all of the camps and documented the conditions. There is no mention of “gas chambers” or other execution methods in any of the IRC documents.
    These camps had dining and theater facilities, medical and other recreational facilities available to the residents. The claims that these were “extermination camps” are false, and were merely wartime propaganda.
    The primary loss of life was due to typhus, which was rampant because of allied attacks–nothing more.

  86. Che Guava says:
    @Philip Giraldi

    Mr. Giraldi,

    Yet another great article, clearly written before the hit squad went for Flynn.

    Descriptions I read of Rahm Emmanuel’s Isreal activities implied that he was making money there by running a transport business in support of the Israeli ground forces during one of their punitive incursions into the Lebanon.

    So, war profiteering.

    I don’t doubt that he had a spell in Israeli uniform, but the part that was widely reported late last decade was his transport contracting business.

    The man is an arsehole, clear from his reported speech and physical actions.

    That he was chief of staff for four years says a lot about ‘Barry’.

    For the sake of the many good USA people here, I hope that he goes to the Knesset, his natural home, once finished in Chicago.

    It will be interesting to see what dirty tricks are pulled on Trump when he challenges Chicago’s ‘sanctuary city’ policy.

    ‘Murricans in the places don’t realise, but the very idea of a ‘sanctuary city’ in the US sense seems insane to *almost* everyone else on the globe.

    I sure hope, for your sakes, that Trump has the spine to take Emmanuel on on that point. No money from the national govt until the policies are dropped!

    • Replies: @Randal
  87. @anonymous

    “That Tillerson wanted him really calls Tillerson’s judgement in to question”

    I don’t believe at all that Tillerson wanted him. Look at Giraldi’s wording “it was reported ….
    Reported by whom, I ask. I never trust that kind of sh1t. That claim about Tillerson is disinformation spread about to give the utterly repugnant and sociopathic Abrams some aura of respectability. He has precisely zero.

  88. Agent76 says:

    *ALL WARS ARE BANKERS WARS* By Michael Rivero

    I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

  89. Che Guava says:
    @richard vajs

    Amnesty International is relentless in attacking Arab and Muslim countries for any human rights violations.

    richard vajs, that is not true.

    ‘Amnesty’ *is* very selective on which countries they attack.

    They are also very selective about which prisoners they support.

    Mandela being the best example on one side, Amnesty claims only to support non-violence, Mandela supported violence. I can see why, but can also see the hypocrisy of ‘Amnesty’ on that.

    They also consistently refuse support to non-violent activists they happen to dislike.

    They, or their pals in the lying press, concentrate on relatively civilised places, and ignore Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, for example. The list of their false consciousness (Amnesty’s) could go on for hundreds or a few thousand pages, but the worst example in recent years is their craven belief in reports from a lone arsehole Syrian emigre in London who styles himself ‘The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’.

    Amnesty International is disgusting, has been from some time before the USSR was betrayed, if Amnesty was ever any good, all I have seen and read of is hypocrisy.

    Human Rights Watch, even worse, I don’t know their internal structure, copy-edited and proof-read one of their regional reports at a pre-press company for a while, the company was run by very smart commies (national independence variety, anti-Trot., so people I still respect, though one is now deceased), they were quite open that the publication (one of a huge variety we handled) and the organisation (HRW) was likely a CIA front, not that any of us had direct knowledge, it was obvious from the articles, and we discussed it.

    They were just another customer, so we did the best job on typesetting, proof-reading, copy-editing, and layout, as professionals should, despite disliking the obvious propagandistic content.

    From what I have read of HRW reports from other regions, it is or was a CIA front in general.

    Of course, many publications established by the CIA in their Kulturkampf days drifted later, but HRW seems still to be within the fold.

  90. Che Guava says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You may try a little reading. Clearly a brain full of proganda.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  91. SPQR70AD says:

    elliot abram is not human he looks like a demon from hell

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  92. Che Guava says:

    Albright (not even her real name) is surely butt-ugly.This must be a point upon which we all can agree.

  93. @SolontoCroesus

    “They’re connected to some of the biggest baddest in U.S. foreign policy: Michael Ledeen…”


    First of all, thanks very much for the unique thought you have supplied in this comment.

    So intricate are The Deep State’s deceptive wiles, and I get caught up in my own perceptions of what’s really going-on. When you post here, S2C, and as the old Merrill Lynch TV commercial goes, I “listen.”

    Yes — we are in for “bumpy ride, with or without Abrams.” I totally agree, but the Neoconservatives will simply recast Abrams, and under the Trump administration, Americans will get another “Young NeoCon Frankenstein.” Note that today’s Wall Street Journal opined, “Former diplomat JOHN BOLTON could also do (Flynn’s) job.”

    As you constantly try to master the deceptive Zionist game, S2C, I’m fairly certain that you’re aware that the “fallen” Michael Flynn has co-authored the snorting book “Field of Flight” with lunatic Michael Ledeen.

    It’s unfair for me to add stuff to your “Things-to-Read-List” but linked (below) is yesterday’s W.S.J. “Op-Ed,” written by the ghoulish Michael Ledeen, and is called “To break the Moscow-Tehran Allaince, Target Iran’s Regime.”

    Maybe I’m O.D.-ing on “Wall Street Journal-Think”?

    For other interested commenters on this thread, I provide (below) a few quotes from Ledeen’s “Abby-Normal” mind which is on-the-prowl in order to infect “normal” minds and of course, souls.

    Here’s “Mean Mike” Ledeen: 1.) “Ergo, an American deal with Russia that pulls the plug on Mr. Putin’s alliance with Mr. Assad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatens the Iranians.” 2.) “Mr. Putin isn’t likely to join the U.S. in changing the nature of the Tehran regime because a non-Islamist Iran with warm U.S. relations wouldn’t be in Moscow’s interest either.” 3.) “Therefore American policy must rely on dismantling the Khamenei regime as peacefully as possible, perhaps from the inside out.” 4.0 “Antiregime demonstrations erupt in Iran all the time, and most experts believe the vast majority of Iranians detest Mr. Khamenei.”

    Ha-ha! Is everybody ready for Young John Bolton Frankenstein’s addition as N.S.A. Director?

    See you on the NeoCon trail, S2C & others! Boo… thanks!

    Post scriptum: I feel pretty bad that no one has responded to “Anon’s” logical & powerful “post” which took the life out of Sam Shama’s zombie-contribution to Philip Giraldi’s article, “Taking Down Parliament.”


  94. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    I would limit this, correct, assessment to politics mostly. In hierarchies which are tasked with serious particular problems–military, real intelligence, industry–the probability of encountering psychopaths in the top levels is dramatically lower than in politics. One of the attractions of political careers is the fact that politics doesn’t require any particular, sometimes extremely complex, skills. In US politics, these are people with “humanities” (and law) backgrounds who dominate it. It is also the field of human activity where being exhibitionist (which is a psychopathic trait) is not only not morally reprehensible but is encouraged. It is especially true about US politics, which today exists completely within exhibitionist culture. Enough to take a look at media and their “experts”.

  95. MEexpert says:
    @richard vajs

    Amnesty International is relentless in attacking Arab and Muslim countries for any human rights violations.

    The only Arab country they attack is Syria and the Muslim country in addition to Syria is Iran. In other words they follow the western propaganda. You don’t hear much about what goes on in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain.

    There have been sectarian killings in Pakistan but you don’t hear much about it either. There is ample proof that these killings are done by the Saudi supported and paid groups. Actually, I would venture to say that the Muslim countries they complain are mostly Shia dominated, such as Iran and Iraq.

    In Iraq you never heard much when Saddam was killing Shias or when Al-Qaeda and later ISIS was targeting the Shias. But you constantly hear about Shias mistreating the Sunnis. In Pakistan thousands Shias have been killed but the government doesn’t do a damn thing.

  96. @SPQR70AD

    Michael Wilner, Jerusalem Post bureau chief and White House correspondent, on C Span to discuss meetings between that giant of a statesman, Benjamin A [for arsehole] Netanyahu and Trump,

    to “reset” the “special relationship” between the “American people” and the “only democracy in the Middle East,” because “we share values,” as “polls show.”

    Wilner assumed that long-suffering, patient attitude that some are able to ape so well. His tone and presentation were soft and totally utterly reasonable — “Yes, Israel is wealthy but its security needs are disproportionate to its size, so we need America’s continued support.”

    Wilner’s a psychopath; his name should be Aaron, or Roy . . .

    “Your job is just to sit there and look innocent.”
    “I AM innocent.”
    “That’s just the look I want — look in the mirror . . .”


    “You’ll get the help you need”

    “How do you know about her neck?”

    “The minute you came into my cell I knew everything was going to be ok.”

  97. @Wizard of Oz

    Oops, I didn’t mean to hit “agree,” but rather “reply.”

    Anyway, though your questions are valid, I will not answer you because I can’t believe, based on your previous comments, that you are asking them in good faith. I’m not about to spend my time getting involved with someone who more likely than not just wants to argue.

    Every statement I made can be supported by examination of the facts, and were all well known almost a century ago, and I’m not going to spoon feed you. If you’re serious, you’ll do your own research.

    Even A J Nock, in The Myth of a Guilty Nation, (1922) had amazingly valid perceptions based on good sense and experience, and he was vindicated by the subsequent release of primary sources.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  98. @MEexpert

    Why doesn’t the US government issue arrest warrant for Netanyahu and Milchan?

    Damned if I know, but I wish I did. Perhaps Mr. Giraldi could comment. I do know that the US has historically sucked up to, and appeased the worst of the worst.

    For example, not only did the perps of the attack on the USS Liberty go Scot free, but the US actually encouraged and supported England a century ago despite the fact that in its war on its German competitors , it engaged in the illegal and unreasonable harassment of US and other neutrals’ shipping just as it did prior to the War of 1812.

    US foreign policy has pretty much always been cowardly.

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  99. QQQ says:

    Good cautionary article, but I was disappointed to find it left out the main footprints of Elliott Abrams through the landscape of death and destruction he has consistently fostered, endorsed, facilitated and urged. First, some of us got to know this dangerous figure and US foreign policy henchman during the 1980s wars in Central America, where he was a bitter Cold Warrior dedicated to crushing the region’s leftist revolutions in defense of right-wing dictatorships by any means necessary. I don’t mean to cast a purely rosy glow over those revolutions, but they aimed at and fought for more just societies, minimally by setting up a process of national negotiation toward greater democracy and less inequality. Abrahms demolished all that by aiming at their absolute destruction, at the cost of any stability or hope. Central America lives with the aftermath today, in the form of dysfunctional governments, terrible crime and poverty, and desperate migration flows north. Blame goes in many directions, but one heavily trodden path was straight to Abram’s door.

    Second, unaffected by this awful legacy of his twisted worldview, Abrams brought the same thumping zealotry to ruin peoples’ lives in the Middle East. It was Abrams who flipped out at the Hamas victory in the 2006 Palestinian elections, immediately vowed to overthrow the legal Hamas government, and was central to organizng the flow of US guns, funds and training to the thuggish Dahlan and his hit-squad Fatah forces set up to overthrow the (democratically elected) Hamas government. The plot itself failed: Hamas got wind of the attack just in time and attacked first, in self-defense, expelling Dahlan. But Abrams was then at the center of the ensuing propaganda victory, now the dominant narrative: that authoritarian rejectionist anti-Jewish Hamas illegally “seized” Gaza (through a “coup”) and in any case is a terrorist organization that has remained committed to Israel’s destruction (yet another alternative fact). And so we see in Gaza the Abrams stamp so painful in poverty-wracked Central America: gritty poverty and misery and the wreckage of any political way out. Who knows: maybe that outcome was inevitable anyway. But Abrams certainly was central to it and wherever he goes brings the same burning zealotry for a worldview based on fictions and fantasy – alas, all too effective. By utterly trashing Palestinian Basic Law, Abrahms and his cronies were able to restore the discredited Arafat/Abbas leadership, turn Hamas into an international pariah, and lock the people of Gaza within gross poverty in an open-air prison.

    The lesson of all this? Anyone seeing Abrams’ name on reports about who and what is coming their way should either run for the hills or get ready for a miserable, bitter battle for political or even physical survival.

    • Replies: @iffen
  100. iffen says:

    Abrahms demolished all that by aiming at their absolute destruction, at the cost of any stability or hope. Central America lives with the aftermath today,

    But how did this help Israel?

    If you can’t find and explain the Jew-nections, I am not sure what we can do with this back story.

    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  101. @Che Guava

    You would be on two strikes, one more and you are out from my class. Assuming neither nature nor nurture has left you too stupid to understand, you are yet again answering non-responsively. Get some help.

    • Replies: @anon
  102. @jacques sheete

    MEexpert: “Why doesn’t US government issue arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Milchan?”

    Jacques Sheete,

    One reason why the (above) “arrest warrants” are not issued is due to the fact that doing such a patriotic & just deed would exonerate the 9-11 “Mastermind” K.S.M.

    (That is of course given the fact that it’s not the real K.S.M. who is presently doing time in Gitmo)

    For > a century, the U.S. foreign policy in the M.E. is not merely “cowardly.” I believe you know why I say such. Thanks.

  103. @jacques sheete

    I framed my questions very carefully, in good faith, so you would answer with your arguments and the facts you rely on as true snd important. Too often on UR commenters just respond with a blustering “learn to use Google” or words to that effect. True I start from a position which is openminded but needing to be convinced in my existing state of knowledge. So far you have given me a clue that I would find your views spelled out in Nock’s 1922 book if I could find a copy.

    Now I have Googled for “German peace proposals 2016” and I am more than ever sure it is reasonable to inquire why you would have supported them. I’m not suggesting that the Allies response was necessarily right in substance or tone but a peace offer starts out badly when it was first announced in a speech to the Reichstag. It absolutely reeks of an effort at blameshifting propaganda, an offer expressed arrogantly and set up to fail so Germans could see no alternative to fighting on. But the clincher seems to be that Germany was to retain Alsace-Lorraine – and Belgium!
    Not an offer in good faith. Sad that the UK and France didn’t foresee collapse of Russia and its adverse affect on Russia’s allies.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  104. iffen says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    all reasons to state that very many in US political class are mentally ill people and the illness spreads.

    I read your comments because you usually have something interesting and worthwhile to say.

    You are completely wrong with your assessment on the mental health of these people. They are 100% normal, as were H. and Stalin.

  105. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    oh, my,
    be afraid, Che Guava, be very afraid.

    Wiz of Oooze is going to expel you from her “class.”

    who knew the creatures from Down Under knew anything about class.

    it turns out some states are refusing to take back immigrant/deportees who are criminals.
    isn’t that how Australia was populated — the British dumped all their criminals there?
    they’ve got the experience in making criminals feel at home, let’s send ’em to the land of the Wizard of Oz.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  106. Randal says:
    @Che Guava

    I still remember Emanuel’s appointment in 2009 as Obama’s Chief of Staff as the first material confirmation that Obama’s “hopey-changiness” was dishonest bullshit, as expected, as far as foreign policy was concerned.

  107. Randal says:

    Others, to include Michael Flynn the National Security Advisor and Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador

    One down, one to go. (Though there are many other quite unpalatable, as far as foreign policy is concerned, individuals in the Trump team).

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  108. @iffen


    On assignment by a knowledgeable U. of Scranton political science professor, I faithfully read the New York Times daily starting 1984, and the meaningful effort lasted until the newspaper’s cost became burdensome during early 2000’s.

    As a natural result of my paying attention to N.Y.T. journalist coverage in Central America, I knew about what you termed as “Jew-nections” inside Central American nations disobedient to the Reagan administration , for one example, Nicaragua.

    (Sincerely, I try to avoid being hypocrite when possible, and I fully admit the fact that Pope John Paul II, a non-Jew, did not like the “Liberation Theology” espoused by a Catholic priest who served Daniel Ortega’s Sandanista government)

    I know it’s absolutely foolish (for me) to try and reason with you, iffen, but in order to help support “QQQ” who perhaps is unaware about your preference for offering blatantly empty “posts” here at Unz Review, I attach the “link” below for him/her.

    P.S. A question, iffen — Are you in high school?

  109. @anon

    Pathetic . Che Guava’s even lost his pseudonym to anon. But hadn’t lost the characteristic ignorance combined with logical problems of relevance. Ignorance? Convicts contributed only a very small proportion of Australia’s ancestry after the 1850s gold rushes though my (pardoned) great-great grandfather married the daughter of two 1790s convicts and his mother-in-law had had 9 children and, by the time she died, 60 living grandchildren. (Two of her children lived to be 98 so you might say she had moved to a healthier climate than the British Isles. Better than Beijing smog now too.)

    Perhaps instinct rather than knowledge pointed you to my use of the word “class” because it was in fact a class-based choice. I nearly said “my tutorial” but then perhaps sensed that it was s bit Oxbridge snobby and that indeed Che Guava might never have got to a university, at least one where he would have been tutored – other, that is, than privately for remedial almost everything.

  110. @Wizard of Oz

    “German peace proposals 2016″

    Better: Try 1916 and 1917.

    Nock’s book doesn’t deal directly with the claims if I remember correctly, but it does set the stage for unlearning Allied propaganda, is short (maybe 2 hour read), and is chock full of insights that should be well known regarding who was at fault in ww1.

    The following’s a prime example of why I did not want to spend my time engaging you.:

    It absolutely reeks of an effort at blameshifting propaganda, an offer expressed arrogantly and set up to fail so Germans could see no alternative to fighting on. But the clincher seems to be that Germany was to retain Alsace-Lorraine – and Belgium!

    They specifically did not insist on retaining Belgium or A-L. You got it bass ackwards.
    Also, the first part of your comment indicates an impenetrable anti-German virulence that I have no need to deal with.

    Keep looking. The fact that you did initiate a search tells me that yer off to a somewhat decent start. It really isn’t hard to find the info you asked about, so you’ll find it with a little more effort.

  111. Well you picked my typo correctly but your references to both “the first [sic] part of [my] comment” and “impenetrable anti-German virulence” are totally extraordinary flights of imagination.

  112. DenVilda says:

    I think that as well. I’m not too upset about Flynn’s resignation because I thought Trump should’ve canned him after he “put Iran on notice.” Right after that, Trump elevated Bannon to the NSC because (reports said) he was tired of hearing Flynn flap his lips. Also, Flynn was close to the very unsavory Neocon madman Michael Ledeen. The resignation of Flynn does create the impression that Trump’s White House is in chaos and also emboldens Democrats to go hunting for more scalps. But I don’t think it adds up too much. Flynn resigned. He did nothing criminal. Life will return to normal, shortly.

    • Agree: Z-man
  113. Che Guava says:

    I agree to an extent, but probably not on the same points as you, dear Randal.

    The power of the Iran attack faction is very ugly. The support for destroying the possibility for a two-state solution in former Mandate Palestine is horrid.

    The South China Sea, Dutertte seems to have reached a deal with China. Many of the other claims are ridiculous, particurly those by the Sultanate of Brunei.

    Such unreasonable trouble-making would have been even worse under a Hilarious Clinton govt.

    I would thinking, most USA people want peace, not attacks on Iran, China, and Russia.

  114. Z-man says:

    Looking at the genuflecting that Washington DC has made to the head of the Zionist Entity over the last 24 hours makes me puke. The Power of the Cabal is almost omnipotent in ‘the Beltway’. This must be stopped.
    Most of Trump’s supporters from middle America have no love lost for the Jew-ish State. Trump is abandoning most of his most loyal supporters and he’s making a big mistake in completely supporting the land of Zion.

  115. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Sam Shama

    “The six-page memorandum simply warned for careful thought and message crafting be applied, lest an incorrect impression regarding Iraq is conveyed, vis-a-vis Israel.”

    Let’s listen to what the self hating Jew,
    Carl Bernstein had to say about the role the JEWISH NeoCons played in pushing for the Iraq war.

    Carl got the messaging correct.

    The Zio press has crafted the message to hide Jewish involvement in the 911 terrorist attack, and the Iraq war.,


    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
  116. @Anonymous

    Congratulations, Keith, for lacing this article-comment thread with nano-thermite.

    After he recovers from the shock of looking at your perfect comment, Sam Shama will be forced to go into the (classical) Michael Chertoff-mode, and try to get rid of the smoldering evidence left behind in Carl Bernstein’s truthful words.

    Must tally ho, go to work, and thanks again!

  117. woodNfish says:

    Let’s not forget that Israel is not our “friend”–never has been and never will be. All one has to do is look at the many “false flag” operations that Israel has fomented–the Lavon Affair and the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty (GTR-5).

    Don’t forget Jonathan Pollard either.

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  118. MEexpert says:

    Don’t forget Jonathan Pollard either.

    And Lawrence Franklin, and AIPAC, Chuck Shumer, the list goes on.

  119. KA says:

    Newly chosen Ambassador to Israel- “apologies to Senator Al Franken and to the head of the Anti Defamation League, for calling them “morons“, were accepted by them; while former Senator Joe Lieberman said he had slept at Friedman’s house and he’s a great guy –

    Cory Booker seemed on the verge of tears when quoting Friedman’s use of the word “kapos” to describe critics, and said that a Holocaust survivor in New Jersey wants his apology.

    the warm reception he got from Senator Rand Paul, the one Republican who might have broken ranks in the vote, and the strong identification that Democratic Senator Ben Cardin expressed with Friedman, as Zionists. –

    Friedman said he was for the two-state solution, if only the Palestinians would finally accept the existence of Israel, which they don’t want to do; –

    Marco Rubio took Friedman’s side, vociferously, and attacked J Street, saying it smears its opponents. –

    He promised Indiana’s Rob Portman that he would do his utmost to fight BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign – See more at:;

    How did he get a pass from the media? How is his lying racism ethnocentricity and egging on more illegal activities any different from the transgression of Trump? This guy is a liar, has broken US laws, and has worked against Oslo, has promised to work for Israel by attempting to fight against BDS .

    One interesting choice It is like sending someone from Guantanamo to Iraq or Afghanistan as an ambassador

    • Replies: @RobinG
  120. RobinG says:

    “Friedman said he was for the two-state solution….”
    I.E., he doesn’t want a solution.

    “How did he get a pass from the media?”
    Surely you jest.

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Shouldn't they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?
A Modern Guernica Enabled by Washington
Pressuring Candidates Even Before They Are Nominated
But is it even a friend?
The gagged whistleblower goes on the record.
Today’s CIA serves contractors and bureaucrats—not the nation.