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From the Peace of Westphalia to the Law of the Jungle

The January 2nd American assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani of Iran was an event of enormous moment.

Gen. Soleimani had been the highest-ranking military figure in his nation of 80 million, and with a storied career of 30 years, one of the most universally popular and highly regarded. Most analysts ranked him second in influence only to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s elderly Supreme Leader, and there were widespread reports that he was being urged to run for the presidency in the 2021 elections.

The circumstances of his peacetime death were also quite remarkable. His vehicle was incinerated by the missile of an American Reaper drone near Iraq’s Baghdad international airport just after he had arrived there on a regular commercial flight for peace negotiations originally suggested by the American government.

Our major media hardly ignored the gravity of this sudden, unexpected killing of so high-ranking a political and military figure, and gave it enormous attention. A day or so later, the front page of my morning New York Times was almost entirely filled with coverage of the event and its implications, along with several inside pages devoted to the same topic. Later that same week, America’s national newspaper of record allocated more than one-third of all the pages of its front section to the same shocking story.

But even such copious coverage by teams of veteran journalists failed to provide the incident with its proper context and implications. Last year, the Trump Administration had declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard “a terrorist organization,” drawing widespread criticism and even ridicule from national security experts appalled at the notion of classifying a major branch of Iran’s armed forces as “terrorists.” Gen. Soleimani was a top commander in that body, and this apparently provided the legal figleaf for his assassination in broad daylight while on a diplomatic peace mission.

But note that Congress has been considering legislation declaring Russia an official state sponsor of terrorism, and Stephen Cohen, the eminent Russia scholar, has argued that no foreign leader since the end of World War II has been so massively demonized by the American media as Russian President Vladimir Putin. For years, numerous agitated pundits have denounced Putin as “the new Hitler,” and some prominent figures have even called for his overthrow or death. So we are now only a step or two removed from undertaking a public campaign to assassinate the leader of a country whose nuclear arsenal could quickly annihilate the bulk of the American population. Cohen has repeatedly warned that the current danger of global nuclear war may exceed what which we faced during the days of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and can we entirely dismiss his concerns?

 

Even if we focus solely upon Gen. Solemaini’s killing and entirely disregard its dangerous implications, there seem few modern precedents for the official public assassination of a top-ranking political figure by the forces of another major country. In groping for past examples, the only ones that come to mind occurred almost three generations ago during World War II, when Czech agents assisted by the Allies assassinated Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1941 and the US military later shot down the plane of Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in 1943. But these events occurred in the heat of a brutal global war, and the Allied leadership hardly portrayed them as official government assassinations. Historian David Irving reveals that when one of Adolf Hitler’s aides suggested that an attempt be made to assassinate Soviet leaders in that same conflict, the German Fuhrer immediately forbade such practices as obvious violations of the laws of war.

The 1914 terrorist assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was certainly organized by fanatical elements of Serbian Intelligence, but the Serbian government fiercely denied its own complicity, and no major European power was ever directly implicated in the plot. The aftermath of the killing soon led to the outbreak of World War I, and although many millions died in the trenches over the next few years, it would have been completely unthinkable for one of the major belligerents to consider assassinating the leadership of another.

A century earlier, the Napoleonic Wars had raged across the entire continent of Europe for most of a generation, but I don’t recall reading of any governmental assassination plots during that era, let alone in the quite gentlemanly wars of the preceding 18th century when Frederick the Great and Maria Theresa disputed ownership of the wealthy province of Silesia by military means. I am hardly a specialist in modern European history, but after the 1648 Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years War and regularized the rules of warfare, no assassination as high-profile as that of Gen. Soleimani comes to mind.

The bloody Wars of Religion during previous centuries did see their share of assassination schemes. For example, I think that Philip II of Spain supposedly encouraged various plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England on grounds that she was a murderous heretic, and their repeated failure helped persuade him to launch the ill-fated Spanish Armada; but being a pious Catholic, he probably would have balked at using the ruse of peace-negotiations to lure Elizabeth to her doom. In any event, that was more than four centuries ago, so America has now placed itself in rather uncharted waters.

 

Different peoples possess different political traditions, and this may play a major role in influencing the behavior of the countries they establish. Bolivia and Paraguay were created in the early 18th century as shards from the decaying Spanish Empire, and according to Wikipedia they have experienced nearly three dozen successful coups in their history, the bulk of these prior to 1950, while Mexico has had a half-dozen. By contrast, the U.S. and Canada were founded as Anglo-Saxon settler colonies, and neither history records even a failed attempt.

During our Revolutionary War, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and our other Founding Fathers fully recognized that if their effort failed, they would all be hanged as rebels by the British. However, I have never heard that they feared falling to an assassin’s blade, nor that King George III ever considered such an underhanded means of attack. During the first century and more of our nation’s history, nearly all our presidents and other top political leaders traced their ancestry back to the British Isles, and political assassinations were exceptionally rare, with Abraham Lincoln’s death being one of the very few that come to mind.

At the height of the Cold War, our CIA did involve itself in various secret assassination plots against Cuba’s Communist dictator Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders considered hostile to US interests. But when these facts later came out in the 1970s, they evoked such enormous outrage from the public and the media, that three consecutive American presidents—Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan—issued successive Executive Orders absolutely prohibiting assassinations by the CIA or any other agent of the US government.

Although some cynics might claim that these public declarations represented mere window-dressing, a March 2018 book review in the New York Times strongly suggests otherwise. Kenneth M. Pollack spent years as a CIA analyst and National Security Council staffer, then went on to publish a number of influential books on foreign policy and military strategy over the last two decades. He had originally joined the CIA in 1988, and opens his review by declaring:

One of the very first things I was taught when I joined the CIA was that we do not conduct assassinations. It was drilled into new recruits over and over again.

Yet Pollack notes with dismay that over the last quarter-century, these once solid prohibitions have been steadily eaten away, with the process rapidly accelerating after the 9/11 attacks of 2001. The laws on our books may not have changed, but

Today, it seems that all that is left of this policy is a euphemism.

We don’t call them assassinations anymore. Now, they are “targeted killings,” most often performed by drone strike, and they have become America’s go-to weapon in the war on terror.

The Bush Administration had conducted 47 of these assassinations-by-another-name, while his successor Barack Obama, a constitutional scholar and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, had raised his own total to 542. Not without justification, Pollack wonders whether assassination has become “a very effective drug, but [one that] treats only the symptom and so offers no cure.”

Thus over the last couple of decades American policy has followed a disturbing trajectory in its use of assassination as a tool of foreign policy, first restricting its application only to the most extreme circumstances, next targeting small numbers of high-profile “terrorists” hiding in rough terrain, then escalating those same such killings to the many hundreds. And now under President Trump, the fateful step has been taken of America claiming the right to assassinate any world leader not to our liking whom we unilaterally declare worthy of death.

Pollack had made his career as a Clinton Democrat, and is best known for his 2002 book The Threatening Storm that strongly endorsed President Bush’s proposed invasion of Iraq and was enormously influential in producing bipartisan support for that ill-fated policy. I have no doubt that he is a committed supporter of Israel, and he probably falls into a category that I would loosely describe as “Left Neocon.”

But while reviewing a history of Israel’s own long use of assassination as a mainstay of its national security policy, he seems deeply disturbed that America might be following along that same terrible path. Less than two years later, our sudden assassination of a top Iranian leader demonstrates that his fears may have been greatly understated.

“Rise and Kill First”

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The book being reviewed was Rise and Kill First by New York Times reporter Ronen Bergman, a weighty study of the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service, together with its sister agencies. The author devoted six years of research to the project, which was based upon a thousand personal interviews and access to an enormous number of official documents previously unavailable. As suggested by the title, his primary focus was Israel’s long history of assassinations, and across his 750 pages and thousand-odd source references he recounts the details of an enormous number of such incidents.

That sort of topic is obviously fraught with controversy, but Bergman’s volume carries glowing cover-blurbs from Pulitzer Prize-winning authors on espionage matters, and the official cooperation he received is indicated by similar endorsements from both a former Mossad chief and Ehud Barak, a past Prime Minister of Israel who himself had once led assassination squads. Over the last couple of decades, former CIA officer Robert Baer has become one of our most prominent authors in this same field, and he praises the book as “hands down” the best he has ever read on intelligence, Israel, or the Middle East. The reviews across our elite media were equally laudatory.

Although I had seen some discussions of the book when it appeared, I only got around to reading it a few months ago. And while I was deeply impressed by the thorough and meticulous journalism, I found the pages rather grim and depressing reading, with their endless accounts of Israeli agents killing their real or perceived enemies in operations that sometimes involved kidnappings and brutal torture, or resulted in considerable loss of life to innocent bystanders. Although the overwhelming majority of the attacks described took place in the various countries of the Middle East or the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza, others ranged across the world, including Europe. The narrative history began in the 1920s, decades before the actual creation of the Jewish Israel or its Mossad organization, and extended down to the present day.

The sheer quantity of such foreign assassinations was really quite remarkable, with the knowledgeable reviewer in the New York Times suggesting that the Israeli total over the last half-century or so seemed far greater than that of any other nation. I might even go farther: if we excluded domestic killings, I wouldn’t be surprised if the body-count exceeded the combined total for that of all other major countries in the world. I think all the lurid revelations of lethal CIA or KGB Cold War assassination plots that I have seen discussed in newspaper articles might fit comfortably into just a chapter or two of Bergman’s extremely long book.

National militaries have always been nervous about deploying biological weapons, knowing full well that once released, the deadly microbes might easily spread back across the border and inflict great suffering upon the civilians of the country that deployed them. Similarly, intelligence operatives who have spent their long careers so heavily focused upon planning, organizing, and implementing what amount to officially-sanctioned murders may develop ways of thinking that become a danger both to each other and to the larger society they serve, and some examples of this possibility leak out here and there in Bergman’s comprehensive narrative.

In the so-called “Askelon Incident” of 1984, a couple of captured Palestinians were beaten to death in public by the notoriously ruthless head of the Shin Bet domestic security agency and his subordinates. Under normal circumstances, this deed would have carried no consequences, but the incident happened to be captured by the camera by a nearby Israeli photo-journalist, who managed to avoid confiscation of his film. His resulting scoop sparked an international media scandal, even reaching the pages of the New York Times, and this forced a governmental investigation aimed at criminal prosecution. To protect themselves, the Shin Bet leadership infiltrated the inquiry and organized an effort to fabricate evidence pinning the murders upon ordinary Israeli soldiers and a leading general, all of whom were completely innocent. A senior Shin Bet officer who expressed misgivings about this plot apparently came close to being murdered by his colleagues until he agreed to falsify his official testimony. Organizations that increasingly operate like mafia crime families may eventually adopt similar cultural norms.

Israeli operatives sometimes even contemplated the elimination of their own top-ranking leaders whose policies they viewed as sufficiently counter-productive. For decades, Gen. Ariel Sharon had been one of Israel’s greatest military heroes and someone of extreme right-wing sentiments. As Defense Minister in 1982, he orchestrated the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, which soon turned into a major political debacle, seriously damaging Israel’s international standing by inflicting great destruction upon that neighboring country and its capital city of Beirut. As Sharon stubbornly continued his military strategy and the problems grew more severe, a group of disgruntled officers decided that the best means of cutting Israel’s losses was to assassinate Sharon, though the proposal was never carried out.

An even more striking example occurred a decade later. For many years, Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat had been the leading object of Israeli antipathy, so much so that at one point Israel made plans to shoot down an international civilian jetliner in order to assassinate him. But after the end of the Cold War, pressure from America and Europe led Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to sign the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords with his Palestinian foe. Although the Israeli leader received worldwide praise and shared a Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts, powerful segments of the Israeli public and its political class regarded the act as a betrayal, with some extreme nationalists and religious zealots demanding that he be killed for his treason. A couple of years later, he was indeed shot dead by a lone gunman from those ideological circles, becoming the first Middle Eastern leader in decades to suffer that fate. Although his killer was mentally unbalanced and stubbornly insisted that he acted alone, he had had a long history of intelligence associations, and Bergman delicately notes that the gunman slipped past Rabin’s numerous bodyguards “with astonishing ease” in order to fire his three fatal shots at close range.

Many observers drew parallels between Rabin’s assassination and that of our own president in Dallas three decades earlier, and the latter’s heir and namesake, John F. Kennedy, Jr., developed a strong personal interest in the tragic event. In March 1997, his glossy political magazine George published an article by the Israeli assassin’s mother, implicating her own country’s security services in the crime, a theory also promoted by the late Israeli-Canadian writer Barry Chamish. These accusations sparked a furious international debate, but after Kennedy himself died in an unusual plane crash a couple of years later and his magazine quickly folded, the controversy soon subsided. The George archives are not online nor easily available, so I cannot easily judge the credibility of the charges.

Having himself narrowly avoided assassination by Israeli operatives, Sharon gradually regained his political influence, and did so without compromising his hard-line views, even boastfully describing himself as a “Judeo-Nazi” to an appalled journalist. A few years after Rabin’s death, he provoked major Palestinian protests, then used the resulting violence to win election as Prime Minister, while once in office, his very harsh methods led to a widespread uprising in Occupied Palestine. But Sharon merely redoubled his repression, and after world attention was diverted by 9/11 attacks and the American invasion of Iraq, he began assassinating numerous top Palestinian political and religious leaders in attacks that sometimes inflicted heavy civilian casualties.

The central object of Sharon’s anger was Palestine President Yasir Arafat, who suddenly took ill and died, thereby joining his erstwhile negotiating partner Rabin in permanent repose. Arafat’s wife claimed that he had been poisoned and produced some medical evidence to support this charge, while longtime Israeli political figure Uri Avnery published numerous articles substantiating those accusations. Bergman simply reports the categorical Israeli denials while noting that “the timing of Arafat’s death was quite peculiar,” then emphasizes that even if he knew the truth, he couldn’t publish it since his entire book was written under strict Israeli censorship.

 

This last point seems an extremely important one, and although it only appears just that one time in the body of the text, the disclaimer obviously applies to the entirety of the long volume and should always be kept in the back of our minds. Bergman’s book runs some 350,000 words and even if every single sentence were written with the most scrupulous honesty, we must recognize the huge difference between “the Truth” and “the Whole Truth.”

Another item also raised my suspicions. Thirty years ago, a disaffected Mossad officer named Victor Ostrovsky left that organization and wrote By Way of Deception, a highly critical book recounting numerous alleged operations known to him, especially those contrary to American and Western interests. The Israeli government and its pro-Israel advocates launched an unprecedented legal campaign to block publication, but this produced a major backlash and media uproar, with the heavy publicity landing it as #1 on the New York Times sales list. I finally got around to reading his book about a decade ago and was shocked by many of the remarkable claims, while being reliably informed that CIA personnel had judged his material as probably accurate when they reviewed it.

Although much of Ostrovsky’s information was impossible to independently confirm, for more than a quarter-century his international bestseller and its 1994 sequel The Other Side of Deception have heavily shaped our understanding of Mossad and its activities, so I naturally expected to see a detailed discussion, whether supportive or critical, in Bergman’s exhaustive parallel work. Instead, there was only a single reference to Ostrovsky buried in a footnote on p. 684. There we are told of Mossad’s utter horror at the numerous deep secrets that Ostrovsky was preparing to reveal, which led its top leadership to formulate a plan to assassinate him. Ostrovsky only survived because Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who had formerly spent decades as the Mossad assassination chief, vetoed the proposal on the grounds that “We don’t kill Jews.” Although this reference is brief and almost hidden, I regard it as providing considerable support for Ostrovsky’s general credibility.

Having thus acquired serious doubts about the completeness of Bergman’s seemingly comprehensive narrative history, I noted a curious fact. I have no specialized expertise in intelligence operations in general nor those of Mossad in particular, so I found it quite remarkable that the overwhelming majority of all the higher-profile incidents recounted by Bergman were already familiar to me merely from the decades I had spent closely reading the New York Times every morning. Is it really plausible that six years of exhaustive research and so many personal interviews would have uncovered so few major operations that had not already been known and reported in the international media? Bergman obviously provides a wealth of detail previously limited to insiders, along with numerous unreported assassinations of relatively minor individuals, but it seems strange that he came up with so few surprising revelations.

Indeed, some major gaps in his coverage are quite apparent to anyone who has even somewhat investigated the topic, and these begin in the early chapters of his volume, which include coverage of the Zionist prehistory in Palestine prior to the establishment of the Jewish state.

Bergman would have severely damaged his credibility if he had failed to include the infamous 1940s Zionist assassinations of Britain’s Lord Moyne or U.N. Peace Negotiator Count Folke Bernadotte. But he unaccountably fails to mention that in 1937 the more right-wing Zionist faction whose political heirs have dominated Israel in recent decades assassinated Chaim Arlosoroff, the highest-ranking Zionist figure in Palestine. Moreover, he omits a number of similar incidents, including some of those targeting top Western leaders. As I wrote last year:

Indeed, the inclination of the more right-wing Zionist factions toward assassination, terrorism, and other forms of essentially criminal behavior was really quite remarkable. For example, in 1943 Shamir had arranged the assassination of his factional rival, a year after the two men had escaped together from imprisonment for a bank robbery in which bystanders had been killed, and he claimed he had acted to avert the planned assassination of David Ben-Gurion, the top Zionist leader and Israel’s future founding-premier. Shamir and his faction certainly continued this sort of behavior into the 1940s, successfully assassinating Lord Moyne, the British Minister for the Middle East, and Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN Peace Negotiator, though they failed in their other attempts to kill American President Harry Truman and British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin, and their plans to assassinate Winston Churchill apparently never moved past the discussion stage. His group also pioneered the use of terrorist car-bombs and other explosive attacks against innocent civilian targets, all long before any Arabs or Muslims had ever thought of using similar tactics; and Begin’s larger and more “moderate” Zionist faction did much the same.

As far as I know, the early Zionists had a record of political terrorism almost unmatched in world history, and in 1974 Prime Minister Menachem Begin once even boasted to a television interviewer of having been the founding father of terrorism across the world.

In the aftermath of World War II, Zionists were bitterly hostile towards all Germans, and Bergman describes the campaign of kidnappings and murders they soon unleashed, both in parts of Europe and in Palestine, which claimed as many as two hundred lives. A small ethnic German community had lived peacefully in the Holy Land for many generations, but after some of its leading figures were killed, the rest permanently fled the country, and their abandoned property was seized by Zionist organizations, a pattern which would soon be replicated on a vastly larger scale with regard to the Palestinian Arabs.

These facts were new to me, and Bergman seemingly treats this wave of vengeance-killings with considerable sympathy, noting that many of the victims had actively supported the German war effort. But oddly enough, he fails to mention that throughout the 1930s, the main Zionist movement had itself maintained a strong economic partnership with Hitler’s Germany, whose financial support was crucial to the establishment of the Jewish state. Moreover, after the war began a small right-wing Zionist faction led by a future prime minister of Israel attempted to enlist in the Axis military alliance, offering to undertake a campaign of espionage and terrorism against the British military in support of the Nazi war effort. These undeniable historical facts have obviously been a source of immense embarrassment to Zionist partisans, and over the last few decades they have done their utmost to expunge them from public awareness, so as a native-born Israeli now in his mid-40s, Bergman may simply be unaware of this reality.

“Who Killed Zia?”

Bergman’s long book contains thirty-five chapters of which only the first two cover the period prior to the creation of Israel, and if his notable omissions were limited to those, they would merely constitute to a blemish on an otherwise reliable historical narrative. But a considerable number of major lacunae seem evident across the decades that follow, though they may be less the fault of the author himself than the tight Israeli censorship he faced or the realities of the American publishing industry. By the year 2018, pro-Israeli influence over America and other Western countries had reached such enormous proportions that Israel would risk little international damage by admitting to numerous illegal assassinations of various prominent figures in the Arab world or the Middle East. But other sorts of past deeds might still be considered far too damaging to yet acknowledge.

In 1991 renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published The Samson Option, describing Israel’s secret nuclear weapons development program of the early 1960s, which was regarded as an absolute national priority by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, There are widespread claims that it was the threatened use of that arsenal that later blackmailed the Nixon Administration into its all-out effort to rescue Israel from the brink of military defeat during the 1973 war, a decision that provoked the Arab Oil Embargo and led to many years of economic hardship for the West.

The Islamic world quickly recognized the strategic imbalance produced by their lack of nuclear deterrent capability, and various efforts were made to redress that balance, which Tel Aviv did its utmost to frustrate. Bergman covers in great detail the widespread campaigns of espionage, sabotage, and assassination by which the Israelis successfully forestalled the Iraqi nuclear program of Saddam Hussein, finally culminating in the long-distance 1981 air raid that destroyed his Osirik reactor complex. The author also covers the destruction of a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and Mossad’s assassination campaign that claimed the lives of several leading Iranian physicists a few years later. But all these events were reported at the time in our major newspapers, so no new ground is being broken. Meanwhile, an important story not widely known is entirely missing.

About seven months ago, my morning New York Times carried a glowing 1,500 word tribute to former U.S. ambassador John Gunther Dean, dead at age 93, giving that eminent diplomat the sort of lengthy obituary usually reserved these days for a rap-star slain in a gun-battle with his drug-dealer. Dean’s father had been a leader of his local Jewish community in Germany, and after the family left for America on the eve of World War II, Dean became a naturalized citizen in 1944. He went on to have a very distinguished diplomatic career, notably serving during the Fall of Cambodia, and under normal circumstances, the piece would have meant no more to me than it did to nearly all its other readers. But I had spent much of the first decade of the 2000s digitizing the complete archives of hundreds of our leading periodicals, and every now and then a particularly intriguing title led me to read the article in question. Such was the case with “Who Killed Zia?” which appeared in 2005.

Throughout the 1980s, Pakistan had been the lynchpin of America’s opposition to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, with its military dictator Zia ul-Haq being one of our most important regional allies. Then in 1988, he and most of his top leadership died in a mysterious plane crash, which also claimed the lives of the U.S. ambassador and an American general.

Although the deaths might have been accidental, Zia’s wide assortment of bitter enemies led most observers to assume foul play, and there was some evidence that a nerve gas agent, possibly released from a crate of mangos, had been used to incapacitate the crew and thereby cause the crash.

At the time, Dean had reached the pinnacle of his career, serving as our ambassador in neighboring India, while the U.S. ambassador killed in the crash, Arnold Raphel, had been his closest personal friend, also Jewish. By 2005, Dean was elderly and long-retired, and he finally decided to break his seventeen years of silence and reveal the strange circumstances surrounding the event, saying that he was convinced that the Israeli Mossad had been responsible.

A few years before his death, Zia had boldly declared that the production of an “Islamic atomic bomb” was a top Pakistani priority. Although his primary motive was the need to balance India’s small nuclear arsenal, he promised to share such powerful weapons with other Muslim countries, including those in the Middle East. Dean describes the tremendous alarm Israel expressed at this possibility, and how pro-Israel members of Congress began a fierce lobbying campaign to stop Zia’s efforts. According to longtime journalist Eric Margolis, a leading expert on South Asia, Israel repeatedly tried to enlist India in launching a joint all-out attack against Pakistan’s nuclear facilities, but after carefully considering the possibility, the Indian government declined.

This left Israel in a quandary. Zia was a proud and powerful military dictator and his very close ties with the U.S. greatly strengthened his diplomatic leverage. Moreover, Pakistan was 2,000 miles from Israel and possessed a strong military, so that any sort of long-distance bombing raid similar to the one used against the Iraqi nuclear program was impossible. This left assassination as the remaining option.

Given Dean’s awareness of the diplomatic atmosphere prior to Zia’s death, he immediately suspected an Israeli hand, and his past personal experiences supported that possibility. Eight years earlier, while posted in Lebanon, the Israelis had sought to enlist his personal support in their local projects, drawing upon his sympathy as a fellow Jew. But when he rejected those overtures and declared that his primary loyalty was to America, an attempt was made to assassinate him, with the munitions used being eventually traced back to Israel.

Although Dean was tempted to immediately disclose his strong suspicions regarding the annihilation of the Pakistani government to the international media, he decided instead to pursue proper diplomatic channels, and immediately departed for Washington to share his views with his State Department superiors and other top Administration officials. But upon reaching DC, he was quickly declared mentally incompetent, prevented from returning to his India posting, and soon forced to resign. His four decade long career in government service ended summarily at that point. Meanwhile, the US government refused to assist Pakistan’s efforts to properly investigate the fatal crash and instead tried to convince a skeptical world that Pakistan’s entire top leadership had died because of a simple mechanical failure in their American aircraft.

This remarkable account would surely seem like the plot of an implausible Hollywood movie, but the sources were extremely reputable. The author of the 5,000 word article was Barbara Crossette, the former New York Times bureau chief for South Asia, who had held that post at the time of Zia’s death, while the piece appeared in World Policy Journal, the prestigious quarterly of The New School in New York City. The publisher was academic Stephen Schlesinger, son of famed historian Arthur J. Schlesinger, Jr.

One might naturally expect that such explosive charges from so solid a source might provoke considerable press attention, but Margolis noted that the story was instead totally ignored and boycotted by the entire North American media. Schlesinger had spent a decade at the helm of his periodical, but a couple of issues later he had vanished from the masthead and his employment at the New School came to an end. The text is no longer available on the World Policy Journal website, but it can still be accessed via Archive.org, allowing those so interested to read it and decide for themselves.

The complete historical blackout of that incident has continued down to the present day. Dean’s detailed Times obituary portrayed his long and distinguished career in highly flattering terms, yet failed to devote even a single sentence to the bizarre circumstances under which it ended.

At the time I originally read that article a dozen or so years ago, I had mixed feelings about the likelihood of Dean’s provocative hypothesis. Top national leaders in South Asia do die by assassination rather regularly, but the means employed are almost always quite crude, usually involving one or more gunman firing at close range or perhaps a suicide-bomber. By contrast, the highly sophisticated methods apparently used to eliminate the Pakistani government seemed to suggest a very different sort of state actor. Bergman’s book catalogs the enormous number and variety of Mossad’s assassination technologies.

Given the important nature of Dean’s accusations and the highly reputable venue in which they had appeared, Bergman must certainly have been aware of the story, so I wondered what arguments his Mossad sources might provide to rebut or debunk them. Instead, I discovered that the incident appears nowhere in Bergman’s exhaustive volume, perhaps reflecting the author’s reluctance to assist in deceiving his readers.

I also noticed that Bergman made absolutely no mention of the earlier assassination attempt against Dean when he was serving as our ambassador in Lebanon, even though the serial numbers of the anti-tank rockets fired at his armored limousine were traced to a batch sold to Israel. However, sharp-eyed journalist Philip Weiss did notice that the shadowy organization which officially claimed credit for the attack was revealed by Bergman to have been a Israel-created front group used for numerous car-bombings and other terrorist attacks. This seems to confirm Israel’s responsibility in the assassination plot.

Let us assume that this analysis is correct and that there is a good likelihood that Mossad was indeed behind Zia’s death. The broader implications are considerable.

Pakistan was one of the world’s largest countries in 1988, having a population that was already over 100 million and growing rapidly, while also possessing a powerful military. One of America’s main Cold War projects had been to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan, and Pakistan had played the central role in that effort, ranking its leadership as one of our most important global allies. The sudden assassination of President Zia and most of his pro-American government, along with our own ambassador, thus represented a huge potential blow to U.S. interests. Yet when one of our top diplomats reported Mossad as the likely culprit, the whistleblower was immediately purged and a major cover-up begun, with no whisper of the story ever reaching our media or our citizenry, even after he repeated the charges years later in a prestigious publication. Bergman’s comprehensive book contains no hint of the story, and none of the knowledgeable reviewers seem to have noted this lapse.

If an event of such magnitude could be totally ignored by our entire media and omitted from Bergman’s book, many other incidents may also have escaped notice.

“By Way of Deception”

A good starting point for such investigation might be Ostrovsky’s works, given the desperate concern of the Mossad leadership at the secrets he revealed in his manuscript and their hopes of shutting his mouth by killing him. So I decided to reread his work after a decade or so and with Bergman’s material now reasonably fresh in my mind.

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Ostrovsky’s 1990 book runs just a fraction of the length of Bergman’s volume and is written in a far more casual style while totally lacking any of the latter’s copious source references. Much of the text is simply a personal narrative, and although both he and Bergman had Mossad as their subject, his overwhelming focus was on espionage issues and the techniques of spycraft rather than the details of particular assassinations, although a certain number of the latter were included. On an entirely impressionistic level, the style of the Mossad operations described seemed quite similar to those presented by Bergman, so much so that if various incidents were switched between the two books, I doubt that anyone could easily tell the difference.

In assessing Ostrovsky’s credibility, a couple of minor items caught my eye. Early on, he states that at the age of 14 he placed second in Israel in target shooting and at 18 he was commissioned as the youngest officer in the Israeli military. These seem like significant, factual claims, which if true would help explain the repeated efforts by Mossad to recruit him, while if false would surely have been used by Israel’s partisans to discredit him as a liar. I have seen no indication that his statements were ever disputed.

Mossad assassinations were a relatively minor focus of Ostrovsky’s 1990 book, but it is interesting to compare those handful of examples to the many hundreds of lethal incidents covered by Bergman. Some of the differences in detail and coverage seem to follow a pattern.

For example, Ostrovsky’s opening chapter described the subtle means by which Israel pierced the security of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons project of the late 1970s, successfully sabotaging his equipment, assassinating his scientists, and eventually destroying the completed reactor in a daring 1981 bombing raid. As part of this effort, they lured one of his top physicists to Paris, and after failing to recruit the scientist, killed him instead. Bergman devotes a page or two to that same incident, but fails to mention that the French prostitute who had unwittingly been part of their scheme was also killed the following month after she became fearful at what had happened and contacted the police. One wonders if numerous other collateral killings of Europeans and Americans accidentally caught up in these deadly events may also have been carefully airbrushed out of Bergman’s Mossad-sourced narrative.

An even more obvious example comes much later in Ostrovsky’s book, when he describes how Mossad became alarmed upon discovering that Arafat was attempting to open peace negotiations with Israel in 1981, and soon assassinated the ranking PLO official assigned to the task. This incident is missing from Bergman’s book, despite its comprehensive catalog of far less significant Mossad victims.

One of the most notorious assassinations on American soil occurred in 1976, when a car-bomb explosion in the heart of Washington D.C. took the lives of exiled former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and his young American assistant. The Chilean secret service were soon found responsible, and a major international scandal erupted, especially since the Chileans had already begun liquidating numerous other perceived opponents across Latin America. Ostrovsky explains how Mossad had trained the Chileans in such assassination techniques as part of a complex arms sale agreement, but Bergman makes no mention of this history.

One of the leading Mossad figures in Bergman’s narrative is Mike Harari, who spent some fifteen years holding senior positions in its assassination division, and according to the index his name appears on more than 50 different pages. The author generally portrays Harari in a gauzy light, while admitting his central role in the infamous Lillehammer Affair, in which his agents killed a totally innocent Moroccan waiter living in a Norwegian town through a case of mistaken identity, a murder that resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of several Mossad agents and severe damage to Israel’s international reputation. By contrast, Ostrovsky portrays Harari as a deeply corrupt individual, who after his retirement became heavily involved in international drug-dealing and served as a top henchman of notorious Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. After Noriega fell, the new American-backed government gleefully announced Harari’s arrest, but the ex-Mossad officer somehow managed to escape back to Israel, while his former boss received a thirty year sentence in American federal prison.

Widespread financial and sexual impropriety within the Mossad hierarchy was a recurrent theme throughout Ostrovsky’s narrative, and his stories seem fairly credible. Israel had been founded on strict socialistic principles and these still held sway during the 1980s, so that government employees were usually paid a mere pittance. For example, Mossad case officers earned between $500 and $1,500 per month depending upon their rank, while controlling vastly larger operational budgets and making decisions potentially worth millions to interested parties, a situation that obviously might lead to serious temptations. Ostrovsky notes that although one of his superiors had spent his whole career working for the government on that sort of meager salary, he had somehow managed to acquire a huge personal estate, complete with its own small forest. My own impression is that although intelligence operatives in America may often launch lucrative private careers after they retire, any agents who became conspicuously wealthy while still working for the CIA would be facing serious legal risk.

Ostrovsky was also disturbed by the other sorts of impropriety he claims to have encountered. He and his fellow trainees allegedly discovered that their top leadership sometimes staged late-night sexual orgies in the secure areas of the official training facilities, while adultery was rampant within Mossad, especially involving supervising officers and the wives of the agents they had in the field. Moderate former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was widely disliked in the organization and one Mossad officer regularly bragged that he had personally brought down Rabin’s government in 1976 by publicizing a minor violation of financial regulations. This foreshadows Bergman’s far more serious suggestion of the very suspicious circumstances behind Rabin’s assassination two decades later.

 

Ostrovsky emphasized the remarkable nature of Mossad as an organization, especially when compared to its late Cold War peers that served the two superpowers. The KGB had 250,000 worldwide employees and the CIA tens of thousands, but Mossad’s entire staff barely numbered 1,200, including secretaries and cleaning personnel. While the KGB deployed an army of 15,000 case officers, Mossad operated with merely 30 to 35.

This astonishing efficiency was made possible by Mossad’s heavy reliance on a huge network of loyal Jewish volunteer “helpers” or sayanim scattered all across the world, who could be called upon at a moment’s notice to assist in an espionage or assassination operation, immediately lend large sums of money, or provide safe houses, offices, or equipment. London alone contained some 7,000 of these individuals, with the worldwide total surely numbering in the many tens or even hundreds of thousands. Only full-blooded Jews were considered eligible for this role, and Ostrovsky expresses considerable misgivings about a system that seemed so strongly to confirm every traditional accusation that Jews functioned as a “state within a state,” with many of them being disloyal to the country in which they held their citizenship. Meanwhile, the term sayanim appears nowhere in Bergman’s 27 page index, and there is almost no mention of their use in his text, although Ostrovsky plausibly argues that the system was absolutely central to Mossad’s operational efficiency.

Ostrovsky also starkly portrays the utter contempt that many Mossad officers expressed toward their purported allies in the other Western intelligence services, trying to cheat their supposed partners at every turn and taking as much as they could get while giving as little as possible. He describes what seems a remarkable degree of outright hatred, almost xenophobia, towards all non-Jews and their leaders, however friendly. For example, Margaret Thatcher was widely regarded as one of the most pro-Jewish and pro-Israel prime ministers in British history, filling her cabinet with members of that tiny 0.5% minority and regularly praising plucky little Israel as a rare Middle Eastern democracy. Yet the Mossad members deeply hated her, usually referred to her as “the bitch,” and were convinced that she was an anti-Semite.

If European Gentiles were regular objects of hatred, peoples from other, less developed parts of the world were often ridiculed in harshly racialist terms, with Israel’s Third World allies sometimes casually described as “monkeylike” and “not long out of the trees.”

Occasionally, such extreme arrogance risked diplomatic disaster as was suggested by an amusing vignette. During the 1980s, there was a bitter civil war in Sri Lanka between the Sinhalese and the Tamils, which also drew in a military contingent from neighboring India. At one point, Mossad was simultaneously training special forces contingents from all three of these three mutually-hostile forces at the same time and in the same facility, so that they nearly encountered each other, which surely would have produced a huge diplomatic black eye for Israel.

The author portrays his increasing disillusionment with an organization that he claimed was subject to rampant internal factionalism and dishonesty. He was also increasingly concerned about the extreme right-wing sentiments that seemed to pervade so much of Mossad, leading him to wonder if it wasn’t becoming a serious threat to Israeli democracy and the very survival of the country. According to his account, he was unfairly made the scapegoat for a failed mission and believing his life at risk, he fled Israel with his wife and returned to his birthplace of Canada.

After deciding to write his book, Ostrovsky recruited as his co-author Claire Hoy, a prominent Canadian political journalist, and despite tremendous pressure from Israel and its partisans, their project succeeded, with the book becoming a huge international best-seller, spending nine weeks as #1 on the New York Times list and soon having over a million copies in print.

Although Hoy had spent 25 years as a highly successful writer and this book project was by far his greatest publishing triumph, not long afterwards he was financially bankrupt and the butt of widespread media ridicule, having suffered the sort of personal misfortune that so often seems to visit those who are critical of Israel or Jewish activities. Perhaps as a consequence, when Ostrovsky published his 1994 sequel, The Other Side of Deception, no co-author was listed.

“The Other Side of Deception”

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The contents of Ostrovsky’s first book had mostly been rather mundane, lacking any shocking revelations. He merely described the inner workings of Mossad and recounted some of its major operations, thereby piercing the veil of secrecy that had long shrouded one of the world’s most effective intelligence services. But having established his reputation with an international bestseller, the author felt confident enough to include numerous bombshells in his 1994 sequel, so that individual readers must decide for themselves whether these were factual or merely a product of his wild imagination. Bergman’s comprehensive bibliography lists some 350 titles, but although Ostrovsky’s first book is included, his second is not.

Portions of Ostrovsky’s original narrative had certainly struck me as rather vague and odd. Why had he supposedly been scapegoated for a failed mission and drummed out of the service? And since he had left Mossad in early 1986 but only began work on his book two years later, I wondered what he had been doing during the intervening period. I also found it difficult to understand how a junior officer had obtained such a wealth of detailed information about Mossad operations in which he himself had not been personally involved. There seemed many missing pieces to the story.

These explanations were all supplied in the opening portions of his sequel, though they are obviously impossible to verify. According to the author, his departure had occurred as a byproduct of an ongoing internal struggle at Mossad, in which a moderate dissident faction intended to use him to undermine the credibility of the organization and thereby weaken its dominant leadership, whose policies they opposed.

Reading this second book eight or nine years ago, one of the earliest claims seemed totally outlandish. Apparently, the director of Mossad had traditionally been an outsider appointed by the prime minister, and that policy had long rankled many of its senior figures, who preferred to see one of their own put in charge. In 1982, their furious lobbying for such an internal promotion had been ignored, and instead a celebrated Israeli general had been named, who soon made plans to clean house in support of different policies. But instead of accepting this situation, some disgruntled Mossad elements arranged his assassination in Lebanon just before he was scheduled to officially take office. Some evidence of the successful plot immediately came to light and was later confirmed, igniting a subterranean factional conflict involving both Mossad personnel and some members of the military, a struggle that ultimately drew in Ostrovsky.

This story came towards the beginning of the book, and struck me as so wildly implausible that I became deeply suspicious of everything that followed. But after reading Bergman’s authoritative volume, I am now not so sure. After all, we know that around the same time, a different intelligence faction had seriously considered assassinating Israel’s defense minister, and there are strong suspicions that security operatives orchestrated the later assassination of Prime Minister Rabin. So perhaps the elimination of a disfavored Mossad director-designate is not so totally absurd. And Wikipedia does indeed confirm that Gen. Yekutiel Adam, Israel’s Deputy Chief of Staff, was named Mossad Director in mid-1982 but then killed in Lebanon just a couple of weeks before he was scheduled to take office, thereby becoming the highest-ranking Israeli ever to die on the battlefield.

According to Ostrovsky and his factional allies, powerful elements within Mossad were transforming it into a dangerous, rogue organization, which threatened Israeli democracy and blocked any possibility of peace with the Palestinians. These individuals might even act in direct opposition to the top Mossad leadership, whom they often regarded as overly weak and compromising.

Early in 1982, some of the more moderate Mossad elements backed by the outgoing director had tasked one of their officers in Paris to open diplomatic channels with the Palestinians, and he did so via an American attache whom he enlisted in the effort. But when the harder-line faction discovered this plan, they frustrated the project by assassinating both the Mossad agent and his unlucky American collaborator, while throwing the blame upon some extremist Palestinian group. I obviously can’t verify the truth of this remarkable story, but the New York Times archive does confirm Ostrovsky’s account of the mysterious 1982 killings of Yakov Barsimantov and Charles Robert Ray, puzzling incidents that left experts searching for a motive.

Ostrovsky claims to have been deeply shocked and disbelieving when he was initially informed of this history of hard-line Mossad elements assassinating both Israeli officials and their own colleagues over policy differences, but he was gradually persuaded of the reality. So as a private citizen now living in Canada, he agreed to undertake a campaign to disrupt Mossad’s existing intelligence operations, hoping to sufficiently discredit the organization that the dominant factions would lose influence or at least have their dangerous activities curtailed by the Israeli government. Although he would receive some assistance by the moderate elements that had recruited him, the project was obviously an extremely dangerous one, with his life very much at risk if his actions were discovered.

Presenting himself as a disgruntled former Mossad officer who was seeking revenge against his past employer, he spent much of the next year or two approaching the intelligence services of Britain, France, Jordan, and Egypt, offering to assist them in uncovering the Israeli espionage networks in their countries in exchange for substantial financial payments. No similarly knowledgeable Mossad defector had ever previously come forward, and although some of these services were initially suspicious, he eventually won their trust, while the information he provided was quite valuable in breaking up various local Israeli spy-rings, most of which had previously been unsuspected. Meanwhile, his Mossad confederates kept him informed of any signs that his activities had been detected.

 

The detailed account of Ostrovsky’s anti-Mossad counter-intelligence campaign occupies well over half the book, and I have no easy means of determining whether his stories are real or fantasy, or perhaps some mixture of the two. The author does provide copies of his 1986 plane tickets to Amman, Jordan and Cairo, Egypt, where supposedly he was debriefed at length by the local security services, and in 1988 a major international scandal did erupt when the British very publicly closed down a large number of Mossad safe-houses and expelled numerous Israeli agents. Personally, I found most of Ostrovsky’s account reasonably credible, but perhaps individuals who possess actual professional expertise in intelligence operations might come to a different conclusion.

Although two years of these attacks against Mossad intelligence networks had inflicted serious damage, the overall political results were much less than desired. The existing leadership still held a firm grip on the organization and the Israeli government gave no sign of taking action. So Ostrovsky finally concluded that a different approach might be more effective, and he decided to write a book about Mossad and its inner workings.

His internal allies were initially quite skeptical, but he eventually won them over, and they fully participated in the writing project. Some of these individuals had spent many years at Mossad, even rising to a senior level, and they were the source of the extremely detailed material on particular operations in the 1990 book, which had seemed far beyond the knowledge of a very junior officer such as Ostrovsky.

Mossad’s attempt to legally suppress the book was a terrible blunder and generated the massive publicity that made it an international bestseller. Outside observers were mystified that the Israelis had adopted such a counter-productive media strategy, but according to Ostrovsky, his internal allies had helped persuade the Mossad leadership to take that approach. They also tried to keep him abreast of any Mossad plans to abduct or assassinate him.

During the production of the 1990 book, Ostrovsky and his allies had discussed numerous past operations, but only a fraction of these were ultimately included in the text. So when the author decided to produce his sequel, he had a wealth of historical material to draw upon, which included several bombshells.

The first of these came with regard to Israel’s major role in the illegal sales of American military equipment to Iran during the bitter Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, a story that eventually exploded into the headlines as the notorious “Iran-Contra Scandal,” although our media did its utmost to hide Israel’s central involvement in the affair.

The arms trade with Iran was an extremely lucrative one for Israel, soon expanded to the training of military pilots. The deep ideological antipathy that the Islamic Republic held for the Jewish State required that this business be conducted via third parties, so a smuggling route was established through the small German state of Schleswig-Holstein. However, when an effort was later made to enlist the support of the state’s top elected official, he rejected the proposal. The Mossad leaders were fearful that he might interfere in the business, so they successfully fabricated a scandal to unseat him and install a more pliable German politician instead. Unfortunately, the disgraced official raised a fuss and demanded public hearings to clear his name, so Mossad agents lured him to Geneva, and after he rejected a large bribe to keep quiet, killed him, disguising the death so that police ruled it a suicide.

During my original reading, this very lengthy and detailed incident, which ran over 4,000 words, seemed quite doubtful to me. I’d never previously heard of Uwe Barschel, but he was described as a close personal friend of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and I found it totally implausible that Mossad had so casually removed a popular and influential European elected official from office, then afterward murdered him. My deep suspicions regarding the rest of Ostrovsky’s book were further magnified.

However, in recently revisiting the incident, I discovered that seven months after the book appeared, the Washington Post reported that the Barschel case had been reopened, with German, Spanish, and Swiss police investigations finding strong indications of a murder committed exactly along the lines previously suggested by Ostrovsky. Once again, the surprising claims of the Mossad defector had apparently checked out, and I now became much more willing to believe that at least most of his subsequent revelations were probably correct. And there were quite a long list of those.

(As an aside, Ostrovsky noted one of the crucial sources of Mossad’s growing internal influence in Germany. The threat of domestic German terrorism led the German government to regularly send large numbers of its security and police officials to Israel for training, and these individuals became ideal targets for intelligence recruitment, continuing to collaborate with their Israeli handlers long after they had returned home and resumed their careers. Thus, although the topmost ranks of those organizations were generally loyal to their country, the mid-ranks gradually became honeycombed with Mossad assets, who could be used for various projects. This raises obvious concerns about America’s post-9/11 policy of sending such large numbers of our own police officials to Israel for similar training, as well as the tendency for nearly all newly elected members of Congress to travel there as well.)

I vaguely recalled the early 1980s controversy surrounding UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, who was discovered to have lied about his World War II military service, and left office under a dark cloud, with his name becoming synonymous with long-hidden Nazi war-crimes. Yet according to Ostrovsky, the entire scandal was fabricated by Mossad, which placed incriminating documents obtained from other files into that of Waldheim. The UN leader had become increasingly critical of Israel’s military attacks on South Lebanon, so the falsified evidence was used to launch a smear campaign in the media that destroyed him.

And if Ostrovsky can be credited, for many decades Israel itself had engaged in activities that would have occupied center-stage at the Nuremberg Trials. According to his account, from the late 1960s onward, Mossad had maintained a small laboratory facility at Nes Ziyyona just south of Tel Aviv for the lethal testing of nuclear, chemical, and bacteriological compounds upon hapless Palestinians selected for elimination. This ongoing process of deadly testing allowed Israel to perfect its assassination technologies while also upgrading its powerful arsenal of unconventional weapons that would be available in the event of war. Although during the 1970s, the American media endlessly focused on the terrible depravity of the CIA, I don’t ever recall hearing any accusations along these lines.

At one point, Ostrovsky had been surprised to discover that Mossad agents were accompanying Israeli doctors on their medical missions to South Africa, where they treated impoverished Africans at an outpatient clinic in Soweto. The explanation he received was a grim one, namely that private Israeli companies were using the unknowing blacks as human guinea-pigs for the testing of medical compounds in ways that could not legally have been done in Israel itself. I obviously have no means of verifying this claim, but I had sometimes wondered how Israel eventually came to dominate so much of world’s generic drug industry, which naturally relies upon the cheapest and most efficient means of testing and production.

Also quite interesting was the story he told of the rise and fall of British press tycoon Robert Maxwell, a Czech immigrant of Jewish background. According to his account, Maxwell had closely collaborated with Mossad throughout his career, and the intelligence service had been crucial in facilitating his rise to power, lending him money early on and deploying their allies in labor unions and the banking industry to weakened his media acquisition targets. Once Maxwell’s empire had been created, he repaid his benefactors in ways both legal and illegal, supporting Israel’s policies in his newspapers while also providing Mossad with a slush fund, secretly financing their off-the-books European operations with cash from his corporate pension account. Those latter outlays were normally meant to serve as temporary loans, but in 1991 Mossad was slow in returning the funds and he grew financially desperate as his fragile empire tottered. When he hinted at the dangerous secrets he might be forced to reveal unless he were paid, Mossad killed him instead and disguised it as suicide.

Once again, Ostrovsky’s claims cannot be verified, but the dead publisher was given a hero’s funeral in Israel, with the serving Prime Minister deeply praising his important services to the Jewish State while three of his predecessors were also in attendance, and Maxwell was buried with full honors in the Mount of Olives. Most recently, his daughter Ghislaine reached the headlines as the closest associate of notorious blackmailer Jeffrey Epstein, and the woman is widely believed to have been a Mossad agent, now hiding in Israel.

 

But Ostrovsky’s most potentially dramatic story occurred in late 1991 and filled one of the last short chapters. In the aftermath of America’s great military victory over Iraq in the Gulf War, President George H.W. Bush decided to invest some of his considerable political capital in finally forcing peace in the Middle East between Arabs and Israelis. Right-wing Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was bitterly opposed to any of the proposed concessions, so Bush began placing financial pressure upon the Jewish State, blocking loan guarantees despite the efforts of America’s powerful Israel Lobby. Within certain circles, he was soon vilified as a diabolical enemy of the Jews.

Ostrovsky explains that when faced with strong opposition by an American president, pro-Israel groups have traditionally cultivated his Vice President as a backdoor means of regaining their influence. For example, when President Kennedy fiercely opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons development program in the early 1960s, the Israel Lobby focused their efforts upon Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and this strategy was rewarded when the latter doubled aid to Israel soon after taking office. Similarly, in 1991 they emphasized their friendship with Vice President Dan Quayle, an easy task since his chief of staff and top advisor was William Kristol, a leading Jewish Neocon.

However, an extreme faction in Mossad settled upon a much more direct means of solving Israel’s political problems, deciding to assassinate President Bush at his international peace conference in Madrid while throwing the blame upon three Palestinian militants. On October 1, 1991, Ostrovsky received a frantic call from his leading Mossad collaborator informing him of the plan and desperately seeking his assistance in thwarting it. At first he was disbelieving, finding it difficult to accept that even Mossad hard-liners would consider such a reckless act, but he soon agreed to do whatever he could to publicize the plot and somehow bring it to the attention of the Bush Administration without being dismissed as a mere “conspiracy theorist.”

Since Ostrovsky was now a prominent author, he was frequently invited to speak on Middle East issues to elite groups, and at his next opportunity, he emphasized the intense hostility of Israeli right-wingers to Bush’s proposals, and strongly suggested that the president’s life was in danger. As it happened, a member of the small audience brought those concerns to the attention of former Congressman Pete McCloskey, an old friend of the president, who soon discussed the situation with Ostrovsky by phone, then flew to Ottawa for a lengthy personal meeting to assess the credibility of the threat. Concluding that the danger was serious and real, McCloskey immediately began using his DC connections to approach members of the Secret Service, finally persuading them to contact Ostrovsky, who explained his inside sources of information. The story was soon leaked to the media, generating extensive coverage by influential columnist Jack Anderson and others, and the resulting publicity caused the assassination plot to be abandoned.

Once again I was quite skeptical after reading this account, so I decided to contact a few people I knew, and they informed me that the Bush Administration had indeed taken Ostrovsky’s warnings about the alleged Mossad assassination plot very seriously at the time, which seemingly confirmed most of the author’s story.

 

Following his publishing triumph and his success in foiling the alleged plot against the life of President Bush in late 1991, Ostrovsky largely lost touch with his internal Mossad allies, and instead focused on his own private life and new writing career in Canada. Furthermore, the June 1992 Israeli elections brought to power the much more moderate government of Prime Minister Rabin, which seemed to greatly reduce the need for any further anti-Mossad efforts. But government shifts may sometimes have unexpected consequences, especially in the lethal world of intelligence operations, where personal relationships are often sacrificed to expediency.

After the publication of his 1990 book, Ostrovsky had become fearful of being abducted or killed, so as a consequence he had avoided crossing the Atlantic and visiting Europe. But in 1993, his former Mossad allies began urging him to travel to Holland and Belgium to promote the release of new translations of his international bestseller. They firmly assured him that the political changes in Israel meant that he would now be perfectly safe, and he finally agreed to do so despite misgivings. But although he took some reasonable security precautions, an odd incident in Brussels convinced him that he had narrowly escaped a Mossad kidnapping. Growing alarmed, he called his senior Mossad contact at home, but instead of getting any reassurance, he received a strangely cold and unfriendly response, which included a reference to the notorious case of a individual who had once betrayed Mossad and then been killed together with his wife and three children.

Rightly or wrongly, Ostrovsky concluded that the fall of Israel’s hard-line government had apparently given the more moderate Mossad faction a chance of gaining control of their organization. Tempted by such power, they now regarded him as a dangerous and expendable loose end, someone who might eventually reveal their own past involvement in anti-Mossad intelligence activities as well as the highly damaging book project.

Believing his former allies now wanted to eliminate him, he quickly began work on his sequel, which would put the full story into the public record, thereby greatly reducing the benefits of shutting his mouth. I also noticed that his new text repeatedly mentioned his secret possession of a comprehensive collection of the names and photos of Mossad’s international operatives, a claim that whether true or not might serve as a life-insurance policy by greatly increasing the risk of Israel taking any action against him.

This short description of events closed Ostrovsky’s second book, explaining why the volume was written and contained so much sensitive material that had been excluded from the previous one.

“Final Judgment” on the JFK Assassination

Ostrovsky’s sequel was released late in 1994 by HarperCollins, a leading publisher. But despite its explosive contents, this time Israel and its allies had learned their lesson, and they greeted the work with near-total silence rather than hysterical attacks, so it received relatively little attention and sold only a fraction of the previous number of copies. Among mainstream publications, I could only locate one short and rather negative capsule review in Foreign Affairs.

However, another book published at the beginning of that same year on related issues suffered from a far more complete public blackout that has now still endured for over a quarter-century, and this was not merely because of its obscure source. Despite the severe handicap of such a near-total media boycott, the work went on to become an underground bestseller, eventually having over 40,000 copies in print, widely read and perhaps discussed in certain circles, but almost never publicly mentioned. Final Judgment by the late Michael Collins Piper set forth the explosive hypothesis that Mossad had played a central role in the most famous assassination of the twentieth century, the 1963 killing of President John F. Kennedy.

While Ostrovsky’s books drew upon his personal knowledge of Israel’s secret intelligence service, Piper was a journalist and researcher who had spent his entire career at Liberty Lobby, a small activist organization based in DC. Being sharply critical of Israeli policies and Zionist influence in America, the group was usually portrayed by the media as part of the far right anti-Semitic populist fringe, and almost entirely ignored by all mainstream outlets. Its weekly tabloid Spotlight, which usually focused on controversial topics, had once reached a remarkable circulation of 300,000 in the unsettled times of the late 1970s, but then declined substantially in readership during the more placid and optimistic Reagan Era that followed.

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Liberty Lobby had never much delved into JFK assassination issues, but in 1978 it published an article on the subject by Victor Marchetti, a prominent former CIA official, and as a result was soon sued for defamation by E. Howard Hunt of Watergate fame, with the lawsuit threatening its survival. In 1982 this ongoing legal battle attracted the involvement of Mark Lane, an experienced attorney of a leftist Jewish background who had been the founding father of JFK conspiracy investigations. Lane won the case at trial in 1985 and thereafter remained a close ally of the organization.

Piper gradually became friendly with Lane and by the early 1990s he himself had grown interested in the JFK assassination. In January 1994, he published his major work, Final Judgment, which presented an enormous body of circumstantial evidence backing his theory that Mossad had been heavily involved in the JFK assassination. I summarized and discussed the Piper Hypothesis in my own 2018 article:

For decades following the 1963 assassination, virtually no suspicions had ever been directed towards Israel, and as a consequence none of the hundreds or thousands of assassination conspiracy books that appeared during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s had hinted at any role for the Mossad, though nearly every other possible culprit, ranging from the Vatican to the Illuminati, came under scrutiny. Kennedy had received over 80% of the Jewish vote in his 1960 election, American Jews featured very prominently in his White House, and he was greatly lionized by Jewish media figures, celebrities, and intellectuals ranging from New York City to Hollywood to the Ivy League. Moreover, individuals with a Jewish background such as Mark Lane and Edward Epstein had been among the leading early proponents of an assassination conspiracy, with their controversial theories championed by influential Jewish cultural celebrities such as Mort Sahl and Norman Mailer. Given that the Kennedy Administration was widely perceived as pro-Israel, there seemed no possible motive for any Mossad involvement, and bizarre, totally unsubstantiated accusations of such a monumental nature directed against the Jewish state were hardly likely to gain much traction in an overwhelmingly pro-Israel publishing industry.

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However, in the early 1990s highly regarded journalists and researchers began exposing the circumstances surrounding the development of Israel’s nuclear weapons arsenal. Seymour Hersh’s 1991 book The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy described the extreme efforts of the Kennedy Administration to force Israel to allow international inspections of its allegedly non-military nuclear reactor at Dimona, and thereby prevent its use in producing nuclear weapons. Dangerous Liaisons: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn appeared in the same year, and covered similar ground.

Although entirely hidden from public awareness at the time, the early 1960s political conflict between the American and Israeli governments over nuclear weapons development had represented a top foreign policy priority of the Kennedy Administration, which had made nuclear non-proliferation one of its central international initiatives. It is notable that John McCone, Kennedy’s choice as CIA Director, had previously served on the Atomic Energy Commission under Eisenhower, being the individual who leaked the fact that Israel was building a nuclear reactor to produce plutonium.

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The pressure and financial aid threats secretly applied to Israel by the Kennedy Administration eventually became so severe that they led to the resignation of Israel’s founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in June 1963. But all these efforts were almost entirely halted or reversed once Kennedy was replaced by Johnson in November of that same year. Piper notes that Stephen Green’s 1984 book Taking Sides: America’s Secret Relations With a Militant Israel had previously documented that U.S. Middle East Policy completely reversed itself following Kennedy’s assassination, but this important finding had attracted little attention at the time.

Skeptics of a plausible institutional basis for a JFK assassination conspiracy have often noted the extreme continuity in both foreign and domestic policies between the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, arguing that this casts severe doubt on any such possible motive. Although this analysis seems largely correct, America’s behavior towards Israel and its nuclear weapons program stands as a very notable exception to this pattern.

An additional major area of concern for Israeli officials may have involved the efforts of the Kennedy Administration to sharply restrict the activities of pro-Israel political lobbies. During his 1960 presidential campaign, Kennedy had met in New York City with a group of wealthy Israel advocates, led by financier Abraham Feinberg, and they had offered enormous financial support in exchange for a controlling influence in Middle Eastern policy. Kennedy managed to fob them off with vague assurances, but he considered the incident so troubling that the next morning he sought out journalist Charles Bartlett, one of his closest friends, and expressed his outrage that American foreign policy might fall under the control of partisans of a foreign power, promising that if he became president, he would rectify that situation. And indeed, once he had installed his brother Robert as Attorney General, the latter initiated a major legal effort to force pro-Israel groups to register themselves as foreign agents, which would have drastically reduced their power and influence. But after JFK’s death, this project was quickly abandoned, and as part of the settlement, the leading pro-Israel lobby merely agreed to reconstitute itself as AIPAC.

 

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Final Judgment went through a number of reprintings following its original 1994 appearance, and by the sixth edition released in 2004, had grown to over 650 pages, including numerous long appendices and over 1100 footnotes, the overwhelming majority of these referencing fully mainstream sources. The body of the text was merely serviceable in organization and polish, reflecting the total boycott by all publishers, mainstream or alternative, but I found the contents themselves remarkable and generally quite compelling. Despite the most extreme blackout by all media outlets, the book sold more than 40,000 copies over the years, making it something of an underground bestseller, and surely bringing it to the attention of everyone in the JFK assassination research community, though apparently almost none of them were willing to mention its existence. I suspect these other writers realized that even any mere acknowledgement of the existence of the book, if only to ridicule or dismiss it, might prove fatal to their media and publishing career. Piper himself died in 2015, aged 54, suffering from the health problems and heavy-drinking often associated with grim poverty, and other journalists may have been reluctant to risk that same dismal fate.

As an example of this strange situation, the bibliography of Talbot’s 2005 book contains almost 140 entries, some rather obscure, but has no space for Final Judgment, nor does his very comprehensive index include any entry for “Jews” or “Israel.” Indeed, at one point he very delicately characterizes Sen. Robert Kennedy’s entirely Jewish senior staff by stating “There was not a Catholic among them.” His 2015 sequel is equally circumspect, and although the index does contain numerous entries pertaining to Jews, all these references are in regards to World War II and the Nazis, including his discussion of the alleged Nazi ties of Allen Dulles, his principal bête noire. Stone’s book, while fearlessly convicting President Lyndon Johnson of the JFK assassination, also strangely excludes “Jews” and “Israel” from the long index and Final Judgment from the bibliography, and Douglass’s book follows this same pattern.

Furthermore, the extreme concerns that the Piper Hypothesis seems to have provoked among JFK assassination researchers may explain a strange anomaly. Although Mark Lane was himself of Jewish origins and left-wing roots, after his victory for Liberty Lobby in the Hunt libel trial, he spent many years associated with that organization in a legal capacity, and apparently became quite friendly with Piper, one of its leading writers. According to Piper, Lane told him that Final Judgment made “a solid case” for a major Mossad role in the assassination, and he viewed the theory as fully complementary to his own focus on CIA involvement. I suspect that concerns about these associations may explain why Lane was almost completely airbrushed out of the Douglass and 2007 Talbot books, and discussed in the second Talbot book only when his work was absolutely essential to Talbot’s own analysis. By contrast, New York Times staff writers are hardly likely to be as versed in the lesser-known aspects of the JFK assassination research community, and being ignorant of this hidden controversy, they gave Lane the long and glowing obituary that his career fully warranted.

 

When weighing the possible suspects for a given crime, considering their past pattern of behavior is often a helpful approach. As discussed above, I can think of no historical example in which organized crime initiated a serious assassination attempt against any American political figure even moderately prominent on the national stage. And despite a few suspicions here and there, the same applies to the CIA.

By contrast, the Israeli Mossad and the Zionist groups that preceded the establishment of the Jewish state seem to have had a very long track record of assassinations, including those of high-ranking political figures who might normally be regarded as inviolate. Lord Moyne, the British Minister of State for the Middle East, was assassinated in 1944 and Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN Peace Negotiator sent to help resolve the first Arab-Israel war, suffered the same fate in September 1948. Not even an American president was entirely free of such risks, and Piper notes that the memoirs of Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret reveal that Zionist militants had tried to assassinate her father using a letter laced with toxic chemicals in 1947 when they believed he was dragging his heels in supporting Israel, although that failed attempt was never made public. The Zionist faction responsible for all of these incidents was led by Yitzhak Shamir, who later became a leader of Mossad and director of its assassination program during the 1960s, before eventually becoming Prime Minister of Israel in 1986.

There are other notable elements that tend to support the Piper Hypothesis. Once we accept the existence of a JFK assassination conspiracy, the one individual who is virtually certain to have been a participant was Jack Ruby, and his organized crime ties were almost entirely to the huge but rarely-mentioned Jewish wing of that enterprise, presided over by Meyer Lansky, an extremely fervent supporter of Israel. Ruby himself had particularly strong connections with Lansky lieutenant Mickey Cohen, who dominated the Los Angeles underworld and had been personally involved in gun-running to Israel prior to the 1948 war. Indeed, according to Dallas rabbi Hillel Silverman, Ruby had privately explained his killing of Oswald by saying “I did it for the Jewish people.”

An intriguing aspect to Oliver Stone’s landmark JFK film should also be mentioned. Arnon Milchan, the wealthy Hollywood producer who backed the project, was not only an Israeli citizen, but had also reportedly played a central role in the enormous espionage project to divert American technology and materials to Israel’s nuclear weapons project, the exact undertaking that the Kennedy Administration had made such efforts to block. Milchan has even sometimes been described as “the Israeli James Bond.” And although the film ran a full three hours in length, JFK scrupulously avoided presenting any of the details that Piper later regarded as initial clues to an Israeli dimension, instead seeming to finger America’s fanatic home-grown anti-Communist movement and the Cold War leadership of the military-industrial complex as the guilty parties.

Summarizing over 300,000 words of Piper’s history and analysis in just a few paragraphs is obviously an impossible undertaking, but the above discussion provides a reasonable taste of the enormous mass of circumstantial evidence mustered in favor of the Piper Hypothesis.

 

In many respects, JFK Assassination Studies has become its own academic discipline, and my credentials are quite limited. I have read perhaps a dozen books in the subject, and have also tried to approach the issues with the clean slate and fresh eyes of an outsider, but any serious expert would surely have digested scores or even hundreds of the volumes in the field. While the overall analysis of Final Judgment struck me as quite persuasive, a good fraction of the names and references were unfamiliar, and I simply do not have the background to assess their credibility, nor whether the description of the material presented is accurate.

Under normal circumstances, I would turn to the reviews or critiques produced by other authors, and comparing them against Piper’s claims, then decide which argument seemed the stronger. But although Final Judgment was published a quarter-century ago, the near-absolute blanket of silence surrounding the Piper Hypothesis, especially from the more influential and credible researchers, renders this impossible.

However, Piper’s inability to secure any regular publisher and the widespread efforts to smother his theory out of existence, have had an ironic consequence. Since the book went out of print years ago, I had a relatively easy time securing the rights to include it in my collection of controversial HTML Books, and I have now done so, thereby allowing everyone on the Internet to conveniently read the entire text and decide for themselves, while easily checking the multitude of references or searching for particular words or phrases.

This edition actually incorporates several much shorter works, originally published separately. One of these, consisting of an extended Q&A, describes the genesis of the idea and answers numerous questions surrounding it, and for some readers might represent a better starting point.

There are also numerous extended Piper interviews or presentations easily available on YouTube, and when I watched two or three of them a couple of years ago, I thought he effectively summarized many of his main arguments, but I cannot remember which ones they were.

 

Some additional evidence tends to support Piper’s arguments for likely Mossad involvement in the death of our president.

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David Talbot’s influential 2007 book Brothers revealed that Robert F. Kennedy had been convinced almost from the first that his brother had been struck down in a conspiracy, but he held his tongue, telling his circle of friends that he stood little chance of tracking down and punishing the guilty parties until he himself reached the White House. By June 1968, he seemed on the threshold of achieving that goal, but was felled by an assassin’s bullet just moments after winning the crucial California presidential primary. The logical assumption is that his death was engineered by the same elements as that of his elder brother, who were now acting to protect themselves from the consequences of their earlier crime.

A young Palestinian named Sirhan Sirhan had fired a pistol at the scene and was quickly arrested and convicted for the murder. But Talbot emphasizes that the coroner’s report revealed that the fatal bullet came from a completely different direction, while the acoustical record proves that far more shots were fired than the capacity of the alleged killer’s gun. Such hard evidence seems to demonstrate a conspiracy.

Sirhan himself seemed dazed and confused, later claiming to have no memory of events, and Talbot mentions that various assassination researchers have long argued that he was merely a convenient patsy in the plot, perhaps acting under some form of hypnosis or conditioning. Nearly all these writers are usually reluctant to note that the selection of a Palestinian as scapegoat in the killing seems to point in a certain obvious direction, but Bergman’s recent book also includes a major new revelation. At exactly the same moment that Sirhan was being wrestled to the floor of the Ambassador Hotel ballroom in Los Angeles, another young Palestinian was undergoing intensive rounds of hypnotic conditioning at the hands of Mossad in Israel, being programmed to assassinate PLO leader Yasir Arafat; and although that effort ultimately failed, such a coincidence seems to stretch the bounds of plausibility.

 

Three decades later, JFK’s heir and namesake had developed a growing public profile as publisher of his popular political magazine George, which attracted considerable international controversy when he published a long article claiming that the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Rabin had been orchestrated by hard-liners within his own security services. There were also strong indications that JFK Jr. might soon enter politics, perhaps running for the US Senate as a stepping-stone to the White House.

Instead, he died in an unusual 1999 light plane crash, and a later edition of Piper’s book outlined some of the suspicious circumstances, which the author believed suggested an Israeli hand. For years Piper had made efforts to bring his explosive book to the attention of JFK’s son, and he thought that he might have finally succeeded. Israeli-Canadian author Barry Chamish also believed that it was JFK Jr.’s discovery of the Piper Hypothesis that had led the young Kennedy to promote the Rabin assassination conspiracy theory in his magazine.

Last year, French researcher Laurent Guyenot published an exhaustive analysis of JFK Jr.’s death, arguing that he was probably killed by Israel. My own reading of the material he presents is rather different, and although there are a number of somewhat suspicious items, I think that the evidence of foul play—let alone Mossad involvement—is rather thin, leading me to conclude that the plane crash was probably just the tragic accident portrayed by the media. But the aftermath of the death did highlight an important ideological divide.

For six decades, members of the Kennedy family have been wildly popular among ordinary American Jews, probably attracting greater political enthusiasm than almost any other public figures. But this undeniable reality has masked an entirely different perspective found within a particular segment of that same community.

John Podhoretz, a leading scion of the militantly pro-Israel Neocons, was opinion editor of The New York Post at the time of the fatal plane crash, and he immediately published an astonishing column entitled “A Conversation in Hell” in which he positively reveled at the death of the young Kennedy. He portrayed patriarch Joseph Kennedy as an unspeakable anti-Semite who had sold his soul to the Devil for his own worldly success and that of his family, then suggested that all the subsequent assassinations and other early deaths of Kennedys merely constituted the fine print of that Satanic bargain. So brutally harsh a piece surely indicates that those bitter sentiments were hardly uncommon within Podhoretz’s small ultra-Zionist social circle, which probably overlapped with similar right-wing elements in Israel. So this reaction demonstrates that the exact same political figures who were most deeply beloved by the overwhelming majority of American Jews may have also been regarded as mortal enemies by an influential segment of the Jewish State and its corps of Mossad assassins.

When I published my original 2018 article on the JFK assassination, I naturally noted the widespread use of assassination by Zionist groups, a pattern that had long predated the creation of the Jewish State, and I cited some of the supportive evidence contained in the two Ostrovsky books. But at the time, I still had considerable doubts about Ostrovsky’s credibility, especially regarding the shocking claims in his second book, and I had not yet read Bergman’s volume, which had just been published a few months earlier. So although there seemed considerable evidence for the Piper Hypothesis, I regarded it as far from conclusive.

However, I have now digested Bergman’s book, which documents the enormous volume of international Mossad assassinations, and I have also concluded that Ostrovsky’s claims were far more solid than I had previously assumed. As a result my opinion has substantially shifted. Instead of merely being a solid possibility, I believe there is actually a strong likelihood that Mossad together with its American collaborators played a central role in the Kennedy assassinations of the 1960s, leading me to fully affirm the Piper Hypothesis. Guyenot has relied upon many of the same sources and has come to roughly similar conclusions.

The Strange Death of James Forrestal, and Other Fatalities

Once we recognize that Israel’s Mossad was probably responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, our understanding of post-war American history may require substantial reevaluation.

The JFK assassination was possibly the most famous event of the second half of the twentieth century, and it inspired a vast outpouring of media coverage and journalistic investigation that seemingly explored every nook and crany of the story. Yet for the first three decades after the killing in Dallas, virtually no whisper of suspicion was ever directed at Israel, and during the quarter-century since Piper published his ground-breaking 1994 book, scarcely any of his analysis has leaked into the English-language media. If a story of such enormity has remained so well hidden for so long, perhaps it was neither the first nor the last.

If the Kennedy brothers did indeed perish due to a conflict over our Middle Eastern policy, they were certainly not the first prominent Western leaders to suffer that fate, especially a generation earlier during the bitter political battles over the establishment of Israel. All our standard history books describe the mid-1940s Zionist assassinations of Lord Moyne of Britain and U.N. Peace Negotiator Count Folke Bernodotte, though they rarely mention the failed attempts on the lives of President Harry S. Truman and Britain Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin around the same time.

But another leading American public figure also died during that period under rather strange circumstances, and although his demise is always mentioned, the crucial political context is excluded, as I discussed at length in a 2018 article:

Sometimes our standard history textbooks provide two seemingly unrelated stories, which become far more important only once we discover that they are actually parts of a single connected whole. The strange death of James Forrestal certainly falls into this category.

During the 1930s Forrestal had reached the pinacle of Wall Street, serving as CEO of Dillon, Read, one of the most prestigious investment banks. With World War II looming, Roosevelt drew him into government service in 1940, partly because his strong Republican credentials helped emphasize the bipartisan nature of the war effort, and he soon became Undersecretary of the Navy. Upon the death of his elderly superior in 1944, Forrestal was elevated to the Cabinet as Navy Secretary, and after the contentious battle over the reorganization of our military departments, he became America’s first Secretary of Defense in 1947, holding authority over the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Along with Secretary of State Gen. George Marshall, Forrestal probably ranked as the most influential member of Truman’s Cabinet. However, just a few months after Truman’s 1948 reelection, we are told that Forrestal became paranoid and depressed, resigned his powerful position, and weeks later committed suicide by jumping from an 18th story window at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Knowing almost nothing about Forrestal or his background, I always nodded my head over this odd historical event.

Meanwhile, an entirely different page or chapter of my history textbooks usually carried the dramatic story of the bitter political conflict that wracked the Truman Administration over the recognition of the State of Israel, which had taken place the previous year. I read that George Marshall argued such a step would be totally disastrous for American interests by potentially alienating many hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims, who held the enormous oil wealth of the Middle East, and felt so strongly about the matter that he threatened to resign. However, Truman, heavily influenced by the personal lobbying of his old Jewish haberdashery business partner Eddie Jacobson, ultimately decided upon recognition, and Marshall stayed in the government.

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However, almost a decade ago, I somehow stumbled across an interesting book by Alan Hart, a journalist and author who had served as a longtime BBC Middle East Correspondent, in which I discovered that these two different stories were part of a seamless whole. By his account, although Marshall had indeed strongly opposed recognition of Israel, it had actually been Forrestal who spearheaded that effort in Truman’s Cabinet and was most identified with that position, resulting in numerous harsh attacks in the media and his later departure from the Truman Cabinet. Hart also raised very considerable doubts about whether Forrestal’s subsequent death had actually been suicide, citing an obscure website for a detailed analysis of that last issue.

It is a commonplace that the Internet has democratized the distribution of information, allowing those who create knowledge to connect with those who consume it without the need for a gate-keeping intermediary. I have encountered few better examples of the unleashed potential of this new system than “Who Killed Forrestal?”, an exhaustive analysis by a certain David Martin, who describes himself as an economist and political blogger. Running many tens of thousands of words, his series of articles on the fate of America’s first Secretary of Defense provides an exhaustive discussion of all the source materials, including the small handful of published books describing Forrestal’s life and strange death, supplemented by contemporaneous newspaper articles and numerous relevant government documents obtained by personal FOIA requests. The verdict of murder followed by a massive governmental cover-up seems solidly established.

As mentioned, Forrestal’s role as the Truman Administration’s principal opponent of Israel’s creation had made him the subject of an almost unprecedented campaign of personal media vilification in both print and radio, spearheaded by the country’s two most powerful columnists of the right and the left, Walter Winchell and Drew Pearson, only the former being Jewish, but both heavily connected with the ADL and extremely pro-Zionist, with their attacks and accusations even continuing after his resignation and death.

Once we move past the wild exaggerations of Forrestal’s alleged psychological problems promoted by these very hostile media pundits and their many allies, much of Forrestal’s supposed paranoia apparently consisted of his belief that he was being followed around Washington, D.C., his phones may have been tapped, and his life might be in danger at the hands of Zionist agents. And perhaps such concerns were not so entirely unreasonable given certain contemporaneous events.

Indeed, State Department official Robert Lovett, a relatively minor and low-profile opponent of Zionist interests, reported receiving numerous threatening phone calls late at night around the same time, which greatly concerned him. Martin also cites subsequent books by Zionist partisans who boasted of the effective use their side had made of blackmail, apparently obtained by wire-tapping, to ensure sufficient political support for Israel’s creation.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, powerful financial forces may have been gathering to ensure that President Truman ignored the unified recommendations of all his diplomatic and national security advisors. Years later, both Gore Vidal and Alexander Cockburn would separately report that it eventually became common knowledge in DC political circles that during the desperate days of Truman’s underdog 1948 reelection campaign, he had secretly accepted a cash payment of $2 million from wealthy Zionists in exchange for recognizing Israel, a sum perhaps comparable to $20 million or more in present-day dollars.

Republican Thomas Dewey had been heavily favored to win the 1948 presidential election, and after Truman’s surprising upset, Forrestal’s political position was certainly not helped when Pearson claimed in a newspaper column that Forrestal had secretly met with Dewey during the campaign, making arrangements to be kept on in a Dewey Administration.

Suffering political defeat regarding Middle East policy and facing ceaseless media attacks, Forrestal resigned his Cabinet post under pressure. Almost immediately afterwards, he was checked into the Bethesda Naval Hospital for observation, supposedly suffering from severe fatigue and exhaustion, and he remained there for seven weeks, with his access to visitors sharply restricted. He was finally scheduled to be released on May 22, 1949, but just hours before his brother Henry came to pick him up, his body was found below the window of his 18th floor room, with a knotted cord wound tightly around his neck. Based upon an official press release, the newspapers all reported his unfortunate suicide, suggesting that he had first tried to hang himself, but failing that approach, had leapt out his window instead. A half page of copied Greek verse was found in his room, and in the heydey of Freudian psychoanalyical thinking, this was regarded as the subconscious trigger for his sudden death impulse, being treated as almost the equivalent of an actual suicide note. My own history textbooks simplified this complex story to merely say “suicide,” which is what I read and never questioned.

Martin raises numerous very serious doubts with this official verdict. Among other things, published interviews with Forrestal’s surviving brother and friends reveal that none of them believed Forrestal had taken his own life, and that they had all been prevented from seeing him until near the very end of his entire period of confinement. Indeed, the brother recounted that just the day before, Forrestal had been in fine spirits, saying that upon his release, he planned to use some of his very considerable personal wealth to buy a newspaper and begin revealing to the American people many of the suppressed facts concerning America’s entry into World War II, of which he had direct knowledge, supplemented by the extremely extensive personal diary that he had kept for many years. Upon Forrestal’s confinement, that diary, running thousands of pages, had been seized by the government, and after his death was apparently published only in heavily edited and expurgated form, though it nonetheless still became a historical sensation.

The government documents unearthed by Martin raise additional doubts about the story presented in all the standard history books. Forrestal’s medical files seem to lack any official autopsy report, there is visible evidence of broken glass in his room, suggesting a violent struggle, and most remarkably, the page of copied Greek verse—always cited as the main indication of Forrestal’s final suicidal intent—was actually not written in Forrestal’s own hand.

Aside from newspaper accounts and government documents, much of Martin’s analysis, including the extensive personal interviews of Forrestal’s friends and relatives, is based upon a short book entitled The Death of James Forrestal, published in 1966 by one Cornell Simpson, almost certainly a pseudonym. Simpson states that his investigative research had been conducted just a few years after Forrestal’s death and although his book was originally scheduled for release his publisher grew concerned over the extremely controversial nature of the material included and cancelled the project. According to Simpson, years later he decided to take his unchanged manuscript off the shelf and have it published by Western Islands press, which turns out to have been an imprint of the John Birch Society, the notoriously conspiratorial rightwing organization then near the height of its national influence. For these reasons, certain aspects of the book are of considerable interest even beyond the contents directly relating to Forrestal.

The first part of the book consists of a detailed presentation of the actual evidence regarding Forrestal’s highly suspicious death, including the numerous interviews with his friends and relatives, while the second portion focuses on the nefarious plots of the world-wide Communist movement, a Birch Society staple. Allegedly, Forrestal’s staunch anti-Communism had been what targeted him for destruction by Communist agents, and there is virtually no reference to any controversy regarding his enormous public battle over Israel’s establishment, although that was certainly the primary factor behind his political downfall. Martin notes these strange inconsistencies, and even wonders whether certain aspects of the book and its release may have been intended to deflect attention from this Zionist dimension towards some nefarious Communist plot.

Consider, for example, David Niles, whose name has lapsed into total obscurity, but who had been one of the very few senior FDR aides retained by his successor, and according to observers, Niles eventually became one of the most powerful figures behind the scenes of the Truman Administration. Various accounts suggest he played a leading role in Forrestal’s removal, and Simpson’s book supports this, suggesting that he was Communist agent of some sort. However, although the Venona Papers reveal that Niles had sometimes cooperated with Soviet agents in their espionage activities, he apparently did so either for money or for some other considerations, and was certainly not part of their own intelligence network. Instead, both Martin and Hart provide an enormous amount of evidence that Niles’s loyalty was overwhelmingly to Zionism, and indeed by 1950 his espionage activities on behalf of Israel became so extremely blatant that Gen. Omar Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, threatened to immediately resign unless Niles was fired, forcing Truman’s hand.

Forrestal was a wealthy and pugnacious Irish Catholic, and I think there is very considerable evidence that his death was the result of factors quite similar to those that probably claimed the life of an even more prominent Irish Catholic in Dallas 14 years later.

 

There are some other possible fatalities that follow this pattern, though the evidence in those cases is far less strong. Piper’s 1994 opus is focused primarily on the JFK assassination, but over half his 650 pages are given over to long series of appendices dealing with somewhat related topics. One of these discusses the strange deaths of a couple of former high-ranking CIA officials, suggesting they might have involved foul play.

Former CIA Director William Colby had apparently long been regarded as highly skeptical of the nature of America’s relationship with Israel, and therefore was characterized by pro-Israel members of the media as a notorious “Arabist.” Indeed, while serving as director in 1974, he had finally ended the career of longtime CIA counter-intelligence chief James Angleton, whose extreme affinity with Israel and its Mossad had sometimes raised serious doubts about his true loyalties. Piper says that by 1996 Colby had grown sufficiently concerned about Israel’s infiltration and manipulation of the US government and its intelligence community that he arranged a meeting with high-level Arab officials in DC, suggesting that they all work together to counter this disturbing situation. A few weeks later, Colby disappeared and his drowned body was eventually found, with the official verdict being that he supposedly perished near his home in a canoeing accident, although his former Arab interlocutors alleged foul play.

Piper goes on to also describe the earlier death of John Paisley, the former longtime deputy director of the CIA’s Office of Strategic Research, and also a strong critic of the influence of Israel and its close Neocon allies in American national security policy. In late 1978, Paisley’s body was found floating in the Chesapeake Bay with a bullet in the head, and although the death was officially ruled a suicide, Piper claims that few believed the story. According to him, Richard Clement, who had headed the Interagency Committee on Counterterrorism during the Reagan Administration, explained in 1996:

The Israelis had no compunction about “terminating” key American intelligence officials who threatened to blow the whistle on them. Those of us familiar with the case of Paisley know that he was killed by Mossad. But no one, not even in Congress, wants to stand up and say so publicly.

Piper notes the bitter political battles that other Washington national security experts, such as former CIA Deputy Director Adm. Bobby Ray Inman, had experienced over the years with elements of the Israel Lobby in Congress and the media. After Inman was nominated by President Clinton to lead the Defense Department, a firestorm of criticism by pro-Israel partisans forced his withdrawal.

I have made no effort to investigate the material cited by Piper in his short discussion. These examples were previously unknown to me, and all of the evidence he provides seems purely circumstantial, hardly making a case that rises above mere suspicion. But I do regard the author as a reasonably solid investigative journalist and researcher, whose views should be taken seriously. Therefore, those so interested can read his 5,000 word Appendix Six and decide for themselves.

The 9/11 Attacks – What Happened?

Although somewhat related, political assassinations and terrorist attacks are distinct topics, and Bergman’s comprehensive volume explicitly focuses on the former, so we cannot fault him for providing only slight coverage of the latter. But the historical pattern of Israeli activity, especially with regard to false-flag attacks, is really quite remarkable, as I noted in a 2018 article:

One of history’s largest terrorist attacks prior to 9/11 was the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by Zionist militants dressed as Arabs, which killed 91 people and largely destroyed the structure. In the famous Lavon Affair of 1954, Israeli agents launched a wave of terrorist attacks against Western targets in Egypt, intending to have those blamed on anti-Western Arab groups. There are strong claims that in 1950 Israeli Mossad agents launched a wave of false-flag terrorist bombings against Jewish targets in Baghdad, successfully using those violent methods to help persuade Iraq’s thousand-year Jewish community to emigrate to the Jewish state. In 1967, Israel launched a deliberate air and sea attack against the U.S.S. Liberty, intending to leave no survivors, and ultimately killing or wounding over 200 American servicemen before word of the attack reached our Sixth Fleet and it was called off.

The enormous extent of pro-Israel influence in world political and media circles meant that none of these brutal attacks ever drew serious retaliation, and in nearly all cases, they were quickly thrown down the memory hole, so that today probably no more than one in a hundred Americans is even aware of them. Furthermore, most of these incidents came to light due to chance circumstances, so we may easily suspect that many other attacks of a similar nature have never become part of the historical record.

Of these famous incidents, Bergman only includes mention of the King David Hotel bombing. But much later in his narrative, he describes the huge wave of false-flag terrorist attacks unleashed in 1981 by Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, who recruited a former high-ranking Mossad official to manage the project.

Under Israeli direction, large car bombs began exploding in the Palestinian neighborhoods of Beirut and other Lebanese cities, killing or injuring enormous numbers of civilians. A single attack in October inflicted nearly 400 casualties, and by December, there were eighteen bombings per month, with their effectiveness greatly enhanced by the use of innovative new Israeli drone technology. Official responsibility for all the attacks was claimed by a previously unknown Lebanese organization, but the intent was to provoke the PLO into military retaliation against Israel, thereby justifying Sharon’s planned invasion of the neighboring country.

Since the PLO stubbornly refused to take the bait, plans were put into motion for the huge bombing of an entire Beirut sports stadium using tons of explosives during a January 1st political ceremony, with the death and destruction expected to be “of unprecedented proportions, even in terms of Lebanon.” But Sharon’s political enemies learned of the plot and emphasized that many foreign diplomats including the Soviet ambassador were expected to be present and probably would be killed, so after a bitter debate, Prime Minister Begin ordered the attack aborted. A future Mossad chief mentions the major headaches they then faced in removing the large quantity of explosives that they had already planted within the structure.

 

I think that this thoroughly documented history of Israeli major false-flag terrorist attacks, including those against American and other Western targets, should be carefully kept in mind when we consider the 9/11 attacks, whose aftermath has massively transformed our society and cost us so many trillions of dollars. I analyzed the strange circumstances of the attacks and their likely nature at considerable length in my 2018 article:

Oddly enough, for many years after 9/11, I paid very little attention to the details of the attacks themselves. I was entirely preoccupied with building my content-archiving software system, and with the little time I could spend on public policy matters, I was totally focused to the ongoing Iraq War disaster, as well as my terrible fears that Bush might at any moment suddenly extend the conflict to Iran. Despite Neocon lies shamelessly echoed by our corrupt media, neither Iraq nor Iran had had anything whatsoever to do with the 9/11 attacks, so those events gradually faded in my consciousness, and I suspect the same was true for most other Americans. Al Qaeda had largely disappeared and Bin Laden was supposedly hiding in a cave somewhere. Despite endless Homeland Security “threat alerts,” there had been absolutely no further Islamic terrorism on American soil, and relatively little anywhere else outside the Iraq charnel house. So the precise details of the 9/11 plots had become almost irrelevant to me.

Others I knew seemed to feel the same way. Virtually all the exchanges I had with my old friend Bill Odom, the three-star general who had run the NSA for Ronald Reagan, had concerned the Iraq War and risk it might spread to Iran, as well as the bitter anger he felt toward Bush’s perversion of his beloved NSA into an extra-constitutional tool of domestic espionage. When the New York Times broke the story of the massive extent of domestic NSA spying, Gen. Odom declared that President Bush should be impeached and NSA Director Michael Hayden court-martialed. But in all the years prior to his untimely passing in 2008, I don’t recall the 9/11 attacks themselves even once coming up as a topic in our discussions.

Admittedly, I’d occasionally heard of some considerable oddities regarding the 9/11 attacks here and there, and these certainly raised some suspicions. Most days I would glance at the Antiwar.com front page, and it seemed that some Israeli Mossad agents had been caught while filming the plane attacks in NYC, while a much larger Mossad “art student” spy operation around the country had also been broken up around the same time. Apparently, FoxNews had even broadcast a multi-part series on the latter topic before that expose was scuttled and “disappeared” under ADL pressure.

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Although I wasn’t entirely sure about the credibility of those claims, it did seem plausible that Mossad had known of the attacks in advance and allowed them to proceed, recognizing the huge benefits that Israel would derive from the anti-Arab backlash. I think I was vaguely aware that Antiwar.com editorial director Justin Raimondo had published The Terror Enigma, a short book about some of those strange facts, bearing the provocative subtitle “9/11 and the Israeli Connection,” but I never considered reading it. In 2007, Counterpunch itself published a fascinating follow-up story about the arrest of that group of Israeli Mossad agents in NYC, who were caught filming and apparently celebrating the plane attacks on that fateful day, and the Mossad activity seemed to be far larger than I had previously realized. But all these details remained a little fuzzy in my mind next to my overriding concerns about wars in Iraq and Iran.

 

However, by the end of 2008 my focus had begun to change. Bush was leaving office without having started an Iranian war, and America had successfully dodged the bullet of an even more dangerous John McCain administration. I assumed that Barack Obama would be a terrible president and he proved worse than my expectations, but I still breathed a huge sigh of relief every day that he was in the White House.

Moreover, around that same time I’d stumbled across an astonishing detail of the 9/11 attacks that demonstrated the remarkable depths of my own ignorance. In a Counterpunch article, I’d discovered that immediately following the attacks, the supposed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had publicly denied any involvement, even declaring that no good Muslim would have committed such deeds.

Once I checked around a little and fully confirmed that fact, I was flabbergasted. 9/11 was not only the most successful terrorist attack in the history of the world, but may have been greater in its physical magnitude than all past terrorist operations combined. The entire purpose of terrorism is to allow a small organization to show the world that it can inflict serious losses upon a powerful state, and I had never previously heard of any terrorist leader denying his role in a successful operation, let alone the greatest in history. Something seemed extremely wrong in the media-generated narrative that I had previously accepted. I began to wonder if I had been as deluded as the tens of millions of Americans in 2003 and 2004 who naively believed that Saddam had been the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks. We live in a world of illusions generated by our media, and I suddenly felt that I had noticed a tear in the paper-mache mountains displayed in the background of a Hollywood sound-stage. If Osama was probably not the author of 9/11, what other huge falsehoods had I blindly accepted?

A couple of years later, I came across a very interesting column by Eric Margolis, a prominent Canadian foreign policy journalist purged from the broadcast media for his strong opposition to the Iraq War. He had long published a weekly column in the Toronto Sun and when that tenure ended, he used his closing appearance to run a double-length piece expressing his very strong doubts about the official 9/11 story, noting that the former director of Pakistani Intelligence insisted that Israel had been behind the attacks.

I eventually discovered that in 2003 former German Cabinet Minister Andreas von Bülow had published a best-selling book strongly suggesting that the CIA rather than Bin Laden was behind the attacks, while in 2007 former Italian President Francesco Cossiga had similarly argued that the CIA and the Israeli Mossad had been responsible, claiming that fact was well known among Western intelligence agencies.

Over the years, all these discordant claims had gradually raised my suspicions about the official 9/11 story to extremely strong levels, but it was only very recently that I finally found the time to begin to seriously investigate the subject and read eight or ten of the main 9/11 Truther books, mostly those by Prof. David Ray Griffin, the widely acknowledged leader in that field. And his books, together with the writings of his numerous colleagues and allies, revealed all sorts of very telling details, most of which had previously remained unknown to me. I was also greatly impressed by the sheer number of seemingly reputable individuals of no apparent ideological bent who had become adherents of the 9/11 Truth movement over the years.

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When utterly astonishing claims of an extremely controversial nature are made over a period of many years by numerous seemingly reputable academics and other experts, and they are entirely ignored or suppressed but never effectively refuted, reasonable conclusions seem to point in an obvious direction. Based on my very recent readings in this topic, the total number of huge flaws in the official 9/11 story has now grown enormously long, probably numbering in the many dozens. Most of these individual items seem reasonably likely and if we decide that even just two or three of them are correct, we must totally reject the narrative that so many of us have believed for so long.

Now I am obviously just an amateur in the complex intelligence craft of extracting nuggets of truth from a mountain of manufactured falsehood. Although the arguments of the 9/11 Truth Movement seem quite persuasive to me, I would obviously feel much more comfortable if they were seconded by an experienced professional, such as a top CIA analyst. A few years ago, I was shocked to discover that was indeed the case.

William Christison had spent 29 years at the CIA, rising to become one of its senior figures as Director of its Office of Regional and Political Analysis, with 200 research analysts serving under him. In August 2006, he published a remarkable 2,700 word article explaining why he no longer believed the official 9/11 story and felt sure that the 9/11 Commission Report constituted a cover-up, with the truth being quite different. The following year, he provided a forceful endorsement to one of Griffin’s books, writing that “[There’s] a strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies.” And Christison’s extreme 9/11 skepticism was seconded by that of many other highly regarded former US intelligence officers.

We might expect that if a former intelligence officer of Christison’s rank were to denounce the official 9/11 report as a fraud and a cover-up, such a story would constitute front-page news. But it was never reported anywhere in our mainstream media, and I only stumbled upon it a decade later.

Even our supposed “alternative” media outlets were nearly as silent. Throughout the 2000s, Christison and his wife Kathleen, also a former CIA analyst, had been regular contributors to Counterpunch, publishing many dozens of articles there and certainly were its most highly credentialed writers on intelligence and national security matters. But editor Alexander Cockburn refused to publish any of their 9/11 skepticism, so it never came to my attention at the time. Indeed, when I mentioned Christison’s views to current Counterpunch editor Jeffrey St. Clair a couple of years ago, he was stunned to discover that the friend he had regarded so very highly had actually become a “9/11 Truther.” When media organs serve as ideological gatekeepers, a condition of widespread ignorance becomes unavoidable.

With so many gaping holes in the official story of the events seventeen years ago, each of us is free to choose to focus on those we personally consider most persuasive, and I have several of my own. Danish Chemistry professor Niels Harrit was one of the scientists who analyzed the debris of the destroyed buildings and detected the residual presence of nano-thermite, a military-grade explosive compound, and I found him quite credible during his hour-long interview on Red Ice Radio. The notion that an undamaged hijacker passport was found in an NYC street after the massive, fiery destruction of the skyscrapers is totally absurd, as was the claim that the top hijacker conveniently lost his luggage at one of the airports and it was found to contain a large mass of incriminating information. The testimonies of the dozens of firefighters who heard explosions just before the collapse of the buildings seems totally inexplicable under the official story. The sudden total collapse of Building Seven, never hit by any jetliners is also extremely implausible.

The 9/11 Attacks – Who Did It?

Let us now suppose that the overwhelming weight of evidence is correct, and concur with high-ranking former CIA intelligence analysts, distinguished academics, and experienced professionals that the 9/11 attacks were not what they appeared to be. We recognize the extreme implausibility that three huge skyscrapers in New York City suddenly collapsed at free-fall velocity into their own footprints after just two of them were hit by airplanes, and also that a large civilian jetliner probably did not strike the Pentagon leaving absolutely no wreckage and only a small hole. What actually did happen, and more importantly, who was behind it?

The first question is obviously impossible to answer without an honest and thorough official investigation of the evidence. Until that occurs, we should not be surprised that numerous, somewhat conflicting hypotheses have been advanced and debated within the confines of the 9/11 Truth community. But the second question is probably the more important and relevant one, and I think it has always represented a source of extreme vulnerability to 9/11 Truthers.

The most typical approach, as generally followed in the numerous Griffin books, is to avoid the issue entirely and focus solely on the gaping flaws in the official narrative. This is a perfectly acceptable position but leaves all sorts of serious doubts. What organized group would have been sufficiently powerful and daring to carry off an attack of such vast scale against the central heart of the world’s sole superpower? And how were they possibly able to orchestrate such a massively effective media and political cover-up, even enlisting the participation of the U.S. government itself?

The much smaller fraction of 9/11 Truthers who choose to address this “whodunit” question seem to be overwhelmingly concentrated among rank-and-file grassroots activists rather than the prestigious experts, and they usually answer “inside job!” Their widespread belief seems to be that the top political leadership of the Bush Administration, probably including Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, had organized the terrorist attacks, either with or without the knowledge of their ignorant nominal superior, President George W. Bush. The suggested motives included justifying military attacks against various countries, supporting the financial interests of the powerful oil industry and military-industrial complex, and enabling the destruction of traditional American civil liberties. Since the vast majority of politically-active Truthers seem to come from the far left of the ideological spectrum, they regard these notions as logical and almost self-evident.

Although not explicitly endorsing those Truther conspiracies, filmmaker Michael Moore’s leftist box office hit Fahrenheit 9/11 seemed to raise such similar suspicions. His small budget documentary earned an astonishing $220 million by suggesting that the very close business ties between the Bush family, Cheney, the oil companies, and the Saudis were responsible for the Iraq War aftermath of the terrorist attacks, as well as a domestic crackdown on civil liberties, which was part-and-parcel of the right-wing Republican agenda.

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Unfortunately, this apparently plausible picture seems to have almost no basis in reality. During the drive to the Iraq War, I read Times articles interviewing numerous top oil men in Texas who expressed total puzzlement at why America was planning to attack Saddam, saying that they could only assume that President Bush knew something that they themselves did not. Saudi Arabian leaders were adamantly opposed to an American attack on Iraq, and made every effort to prevent it. Prior to his joining the Bush Administration, Cheney had served as CEO of Halliburton, an oil services giant, and his firm had heavily lobbied for the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions against Iraq. Prof. James Petras, a scholar of strong Marxist leanings, published an excellent 2008 book entitled Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power in which he conclusively demonstrated that Zionist interests rather than those of the oil industry had dominated the Bush Administration in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and promoted the Iraq War.

As for Michael Moore’s film, I remember at the time sharing a laugh with a (Jewish) friend of mine, both of us finding it ridiculous that a government so overwhelmingly permeated by fanatically pro-Israel Neocons was being portrayed as in thrall to the Saudis. Not only did the plot of Moore’s film demonstrate the fearsome power of Jewish Hollywood, but its huge success suggested that most of the American public had apparently never heard of the Neocons.

Bush critics properly ridiculed the president for his tongue-tied statement that the 9/11 terrorists had attacked America “for its freedoms” and Truthers have reasonably branded as implausible the claims that the massive attacks were organized by a cave-dwelling Islamic preacher. But the suggestion that they were led and organized by the top figures of the Bush Administration seems even more preposterous.

Cheney and Rumsfeld had both spent decades as stalwarts of the moderate pro-business wing of the Republican Party, each serving in top government positions and also as CEOs of major corporations. The notion that they capped their careers by joining a new Republican administration in early 2001 and immediately set about organizing a gigantic false-flag terrorist attack upon the proudest towers of our largest city together with our own national military headquarters, intending to kill many thousands of Americans in the process, is too ridiculous to even be part of a leftist political satire.

 

Let’s step back a bit. In the entire history of the world, I can think of no documented case in which the top political leadership of a country launched a major false-flag attack upon its own centers of power and finance and tried to kill large numbers of its own people. The America of 2001 was a peaceful and prosperous country run by relatively bland political leaders focused upon the traditional Republican goals of enacting tax-cuts for the rich and reducing environmental regulations. Too many Truther activists have apparently drawn their understanding of the world from the caricatures of leftist comic-books in which corporate Republicans are all diabolical Dr. Evils, seeking to kill Americans out of sheer malevolence, and Cockburn was absolutely correct to ridicule them at least on that particular score.

Consider also the simple practicalities of the situation. The gigantic nature of the 9/11 attacks as postulated by the Truth movement would have clearly required enormous planning and probably involved the work of many dozens or even hundreds of skilled agents. Ordering CIA operatives or special military units to organize secret attacks against civilian targets in Venezuela or Yemen is one thing, but directing them to mount attacks against the Pentagon and the heart of New York City would be fraught with stupendous risk.

Bush had lost the popular vote in November 2000 and had only reached the White House because of a few dangling chads in Florida and the controversial decision of a deeply divided Supreme Court. As a consequence, most of the American media regarded his new administration with enormous hostility. If the first act of such a newly-sworn presidential team had been ordering the CIA or the military to prepare attacks against New York City and the Pentagon, surely those orders would have been regarded as issued by a group of lunatics, and immediately leaked to the hostile national press.

The whole scenario of top American leaders being the masterminds behind 9/11 is beyond ridiculous, and those 9/11 Truthers who make or imply such claims—doing so without a single shred of solid evidence—have unfortunately played a major role in discrediting their entire movement. In fact, the common meaning of the “inside job” scenario is so patently absurd and self-defeating that one might even suspect that the claim was encouraged by those seeking to discredit the entire 9/11 Truth movement as a consequence.

The focus on Cheney and Rumsfeld seems particularly ill-directed. Although I’ve never met nor had any dealings with either of those individuals, I was quite actively involved in DC politics during the 1990s, and can say with some assurance that prior to 9/11, neither of them were regarded as Neocons. Instead, they were the archetypical examples of moderate business-type mainstream Republicans, stretching all the way back to their years at the top of the Ford Administration during the mid-1970s.

Skeptics of this claim may note that they signed the 1997 declaration issued by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a leading Neocon foreign policy manifesto organized by Bill Kristol, but I would regard that as something of a red herring. In DC circles, individuals are always recruiting their friends to sign various declarations, which may or may not be indicative of anything, and I remember Kristol trying to get me to sign the PNAC statement as well. Since my private views on that issue were absolutely 100% contrary to the Neocon position, which I regarded as foreign policy lunacy, I deflected his request and very politely turned him down. But I was quite friendly with him at the time, so if I had been someone without strong opinions in that area, I probably would have agreed.

This raises a larger point. By 2000, the Neocons had gained almost total control of all the major conservative/Republican media outlets and the foreign policy wings of nearly all the similarly aligned thinktanks in DC, successfully purging most of their traditional opponents. So although Cheney and Rumsfeld were not themselves Neocons, they were swimming in a Neocon sea, with a very large fraction of all the information they received coming from such sources and with their top aides such as “Scooter” Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, and Douglas Feith being Neocons. Rumsfeld was already somewhat elderly while Cheney had suffered several heart-attacks starting at age 37, so under those circumstances it may have been relatively easy for them to be shifted toward certain policy positions.

Indeed, the entire demonization of Cheney and Rumsfeld in anti-Iraq War circles has seemed somewhat suspicious to me. I always wondered whether the heavily Jewish liberal media had focused its wrath upon those two individuals in order to deflect culpability from the Jewish Neocons who were the obvious originators of that disastrous policy; and the same may be true of the 9/11 Truthers, who probably feared accusations of anti-Semitism. Regarding that former issue, a prominent Israeli columnist was characteristically blunt on the matter in 2003, strongly suggesting that 25 Neocon intellectuals, nearly all of them Jewish, were primarily responsible for the war. Under normal circumstances, the president himself would have surely been portrayed as the evil mastermind behind the 9/11 plot, but “W” was too widely known for his ignorance for such accusations to be credible.

It does seem entirely plausible that Cheney, Rumsfeld, and other top Bush leaders may have been manipulated into taking certain actions that inadvertently furthered the 9/11 plot, while a few lower-level Bush appointees might have been more directly involved, perhaps even as outright conspirators. But I do not think this is the usual meaning of the “inside job” accusation.

 

So where do we now stand? It seems very likely that the 9/11 attacks were the work of an organization far more powerful and professionally-skilled than a rag-tag band of nineteen random Arabs armed with box-cutters, but also that the attacks were very unlikely to have been the work of the American government itself. So who actually attacked our country on that fateful day seventeen years ago, killing thousands of our fellow citizens?

Effective intelligence operations are concealed in a hall of mirrors, often extremely difficult for outsiders to penetrate, and false-flag terrorist attacks certainly fall into this category. But if we apply a different metaphor, the complexities of such events may be seen as a Gordian Knot, almost impossible to disentangle, but vulnerable to the sword-stroke of asking the simple question “Who benefited?”

America and most of the world certainly did not, and the disastrous legacy of that fateful day have transformed our own society and wrecked many other countries. The endless American wars soon unleashed have already cost us many trillions of dollars and set our nation on the road to bankruptcy while killing or displacing many millions of innocent Middle Easterners. Most recently, that resulting flood of desperate refugees has begun engulfing Europe, and the peace and prosperity of that ancient continent is now under severe threat.

Our traditional civil liberties and constitutional protections have been drastically eroded, with our society having taken long steps toward becoming an outright police state. American citizens now passively accept unimaginable infringements on their personal freedoms, all originally begun under the guise of preventing terrorism.

I find it difficult to think of any country in the world that clearly gained as a result of the 9/11 attacks and America’s military reaction, with one single, solitary exception.

During 2000 and most of 2001, America was a peaceful prosperous country, but a certain small Middle Eastern nation had found itself in an increasingly desperate situation. Israel then seemed to be fighting for its life against the massive waves of domestic terrorism that constituted the Second Palestinian Intifada.

Ariel Sharon was widely believed to have deliberately provoked that uprising in September 2000 by marching to the Temple Mount backed by a thousand armed police, and the resulting violence and polarization of Israeli society had successfully installed him as Prime Minister in early 2001. But once in office, his brutal measures failed to end the wave of continuing attacks, which increasingly took the form of suicide-bombings against civilian targets. Many believed that the violence might soon trigger a huge outflow of Israeli citizens, perhaps producing a death-spiral for the Jewish state. Iraq, Iran, Libya, and other major Muslim powers were supporting the Palestinians with money, rhetoric, and sometimes weaponry, and Israeli society seemed close to crumbling. I remember hearing from some of my DC friends that numerous Israeli policy experts were suddenly seeking berths at Neocon thinktanks so that they could relocate to America.

Sharon was a notoriously bloody and reckless leader, with a long history of undertaking strategic gambles of astonishing boldness, sometimes betting everything on a single roll of the dice. He had spent decades seeking the Prime Ministership, but having finally obtained it, he now had his back to the wall, with no obvious source of rescue in sight.

The 9/11 attacks changed everything. Suddenly the world’s sole superpower was fully mobilized against Arab and Muslim terrorist movements, especially those connected with the Middle East. Sharon’s close Neocon political allies in America used the unexpected crisis as an opportunity to seize control of America’s foreign policy and national security apparatus, with an NSA staffer later reporting that Israeli generals freely roamed the halls of the Pentagon without any security controls. Meanwhile, the excuse of preventing domestic terrorism was used to implement newly centralized American police controls that were employed to harass or even shut down various anti-Zionist political organizations. One of the Israeli Mossad agents arrested by the police in New York City as he and his fellows were celebrating the 9/11 attacks and producing a souvenir film of the burning World Trade Center towers told the officers that “We are Israelis…Your problems are our problems.” And so it immediately became.

General Wesley Clark reported that soon after the 9/11 attacks he was informed that a secret military plan had somehow come into being under which America would attack and destroy seven major Muslim countries over the next few years, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Libya, which coincidentally were all of Israel’s strongest regional adversaries and the leading supporters of the Palestinians. As America began to expend enormous oceans of blood and treasure attacking all of Israel’s enemies after 9/11, Israel itself no longer needed to do so. Partly as a consequence, almost no other nation in the world has so enormously improved its strategic and economic situation during the last seventeen years, even while a large fraction of the American population has become completely impoverished during that same period and our national debt has grown to insurmountable levels. A parasite can often grow fat even as its host suffers and declines.

 

I have emphasized that for many years after the 9/11 attacks I paid little attention to the details and had only the vaguest notion that there even existed an organized 9/11 Truth movement. But if someone had ever convinced me that the terrorist attacks had been false-flag operations and someone other than Osama had been responsible, my immediate guess would have been Israel and its Mossad.

Certainly no other nation in the world can remotely match Israel’s track-record of remarkably bold high-level assassinations and false-flag attacks, terrorist and otherwise, against other countries, even including America and its military. Furthermore, the enormous dominance of Jewish and pro-Israel elements in the American establishment media and increasingly that of many other major countries in the West has long ensured that even when the solid evidence of such attacks was discovered, very few ordinary Americans would ever hear those facts.

Once we accept that the 9/11 attacks were probably a false-flag operation, a central clue to the likely perpetrators has been their extraordinary success in ensuring that such a wealth of enormously suspicious evidence has been totally ignored by virtually the entire American media, whether liberal or conservative, left-wing or right-wing.

In the particular case at hand, the considerable number of zealously pro-Israel Neocons situated just beneath the public surface of the Bush Administration in 2001 could have greatly facilitated both the successful organization of the attacks and their effective cover-up and concealment, with Libby, Wolfowitz, Feith, and Richard Perle being merely the most obvious names. Whether such individuals were knowing conspirators or merely had personal ties allowing them to be exploited in furthering the plot is entirely unclear.

Most of this information must surely have long been apparent to knowledgeable observers, and I strongly suspect that many individuals who had paid much greater attention than myself to the details of the 9/11 attacks may have quickly formed a tentative conclusion along these same lines. But for obvious social and political reasons, there is a great reluctance to publicly point the finger of blame towards Israel on a matter of such enormous magnitude. Hence, except for a few fringe activists here and there, such dark suspicions remained private.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the 9/11 Truth movement probably feared they would be destroyed by media accusations of deranged anti-Semitism if they had ever expressed even a whisper of such ideas. This political strategy may have been necessary, but by failing to name any plausible culprit, they created a vacuum that was soon filled by “useful idiots” who shouted “inside job!” while pointing an accusing finger toward Cheney and Rumsfeld, and thereby did so much to discredit the entire 9/11 Truth movement.

 

This unfortunate conspiracy of silence finally ended in 2009 when Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former Director of Studies at the US Army War College, stepped forward and publicly declared that the Israeli Mossad had very likely been responsible for the 9/11 attacks, writing a series of columns on the subject, and eventually presenting his views in a number of media interviews, along with additional analyses.

Obviously, such explosive charges never reached the pages of my morning Times, but they did receive considerable if transitory coverage in portions of the alternative media, and I remember seeing the links very prominently featured at Antiwar.com and widely discussed elsewhere. I had never previously heard of Sabrosky, so I consulted my archiving system and immediately discovered that he had a perfectly respectable record of publication on military affairs in mainstream foreign policy periodicals and had also held a series of academic appointments at prestigious institutions. Reading one or two of his articles on 9/11, I felt he made a rather persuasive case for Mossad involvement, with some of his information already known to me but much of it not.

Since I was very busy with my software work and had never spent any time investigating 9/11 or reading any of the books on the topic, my belief in his claims back then was obviously quite tentative. But now that I have finally looked into the topic in much greater detail and done a great deal of reading, I think it seems quite likely that his 2009 analysis was entirely correct.

I would particularly recommend his long 2011 interview on Iranian Press TV, which I first watched just a couple of days ago. He came across as highly credible and forthright in his claims:

He also provided a pugnacious conclusion in a much longer 2010 radio interview:

Sabrosky focused much of his attention upon a particular segment of a Dutch documentary film on the 9/11 attacks produced several years earlier. In that fascinating interview, a professional demolition expert named Danny Jowenko who was largely ignorant of the 9/11 attacks immediately identified the filmed collapse of WTC Building 7 as a controlled-demolition, and the remarkable clip was broadcast worldwide on Press TV and widely discussed across the Internet.

And by a very strange coincidence, just three days after Jowenko’s broadcast video interview had received such heavy attention, he had the misfortune to die in a frontal collision with a tree in Holland. I’d suspect that the community of professional demolition experts is a small one, and Jowenko’s surviving industry colleagues may have quickly concluded that serious misfortune might visit those who rendered controversial expert opinions on the collapse of the three World Trade Center towers.

Meanwhile, the ADL soon mounted a huge and largely successful effort to have Press TV banned in the West for promoting “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” even persuading YouTube to entirely eliminate the huge video archive of those past shows, notably including Sabrosky’s long interview.

Most recently, Sabrosky provided an hour-long presentation at this June’s Deep Truth video panel conference, during which he expressed considerable pessimism about America’s political predicament, and suggested that the Zionist control over our politics and media had grown even stronger over the last decade.

His discussion was soon rebroadcast by Guns & Butter, a prominent progressive radio program, which as a consequence was soon purged from its home station after seventeen years of great national popularity and strong listener support.

The late Alan Hart, a very distinguished British broadcast journalist and foreign correspondent, also broke his silence in 2010 and similarly pointed to the Israelis as the likely culprits behind the 9/11 attacks. Those interested may wish to listen to his extended interview.

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Journalist Christopher Bollyn was one of the first writers to explore the possible Israeli links to the 9/11 attacks, and the details contained in his long series of newspaper articles are often quoted by other researchers. In 2012, he gathered together this material and published it in the form of a book entitled Solving 9-11, thereby making his information on the possible role of the Israeli Mossad available to a much wider audience, with a version being available online. Unfortunately his printed volume severely suffers from the typical lack of resources available to the writers on the political fringe, with poor organization and frequent repetition of the same points due to its origins in a set of individual articles, and this may diminish its credibility among some readers. So those who purchase it should be forewarned about these serious stylistic weaknesses.

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Probably a much better compendium of the very extensive evidence pointing to the Israeli hand behind the 9/11 attacks has been more recently provided by French journalist Laurent Guyénot, both in his 2017 book JFK-9/11: 50 Years of the Deep State and also his 8,500 word article “9/11 was an Israeli Job”, published concurrently with this one and providing a far greater wealth of detail than is contained here. While I would not necessarily endorse all of his claims and arguments, his overall analysis seems fully consistent with my own.

 

These writers have provided a great deal of material in support of the Israeli Mossad Hypothesis, but I would focus attention on just one important point. We would normally expect that terrorist attacks resulting in the complete destruction of three gigantic office buildings in New York City and an aerial assault on the Pentagon would be an operation of enormous size and scale, involving very considerable organizational infrastructure and manpower. In the aftermath of the attacks, the US government undertook great efforts to locate and arrest the surviving Islamic conspirators, but scarcely managed to find a single one. Apparently, they had all died in the attacks themselves or otherwise simply vanished into thin air.

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But without making much effort at all, the American government did quickly round up and arrest some 200 Israeli Mossad agents, many of whom had been based in exactly the same geographical locations as the purported 19 Arab hijackers. Furthermore, NYC police arrested some of these agents while they were publicly celebrating the 9/11 attacks, and others were caught driving vans in the New York area containing explosives or their residual traces. Most of these Mossad agents refused to answer any questions, and many of those who did failed polygraph tests, but under massive political pressure all were eventually released and deported back to Israel. A couple of years ago, much of this information was very effectively presented in a short video available on YouTube.

There is another fascinating tidbit that I have very rarely seen mentioned. Just a month after the 9/11 attacks, two Israelis were caught sneaking weapons and explosives into the Mexican Parliament building, a story that naturally produced several banner-headlines in leading Mexican newspapers at the time but was greeted by total silence in the American media. Eventually, under massive political pressure, all charges were dropped and the Israeli agents were deported back home. This remarkable incident was only reported on a small Hispanic-activist website, and discussed in a few other places. Some years ago I easily found the scanned front pages of the Mexican newspapers reporting those dramatic events on the Internet, but I can no longer easily locate them. The details are obviously somewhat fragmentary and possibly garbled, but certainly quite intriguing.

One might speculate that if supposed Islamic terrorists had followed up their 9/11 attacks by attacking and destroying the Mexican parliament building a month later, Latin American support for America’s military invasions in the Middle East would have been greatly magnified. Furthermore, any scenes of such massive destruction in the Mexican capital by Arab terrorists would surely have been broadcast non-stop on Univision, America’s dominant Spanish-language network, fully solidifying Hispanic support for President Bush’s military endeavors.

 

Although my growing suspicions about the 9/11 attacks stretch back a decade or more, my serious investigation of the topic is quite recent, so I am certainly a newcomer to the field. But sometimes an outsider can notice things that may escape the attention of those who have spent so many years deeply immersed in a given topic.

From my perspective, it seems that a huge fraction of the 9/11 Truth community spends far too much of its time absorbed in the particular details of the attacks, debating the precise method by which the World Trade Center towers in New York were brought down or what actually struck the Pentagon. But these sorts of issues seem of little ultimate significance.

I would argue that the only important aspect of these technical issues is whether the overall evidence is sufficiently strong to establish the falsehood of the official 9/11 narrative and also demonstrate that the attacks must have been the work of a highly sophisticated organization with access to advanced military technology rather than a rag-tag band of 19 Arabs armed with box-cutters. Beyond that, none of those details matter.

In that regard, I believe that the volume of factual material collected by determined researchers over the last seventeen years has easily met that requirement, perhaps even ten or twenty times over. For example, even agreeing upon a single particular item such as the clear presence of nano-thermite, a military-grade explosive compound, would immediately satisfy those two criteria. So I see little point in endless debates over whether nano-thermite was used, or nano-thermite plus something else, or just something else entirely. And such complex technical debates may serve to obscure the larger picture, while confusing and intimidating any casually-interested onlookers, thereby being quite counter-productive to the overall goals of the 9/11 Truth movement.

Once we have concluded that the culprits were part of a highly sophisticated organization, we can then focus on the Who and the Why, which surely would be of greater importance than the particular details of the How. Yet currently all the endless debate over the How tends to crowd out the Who and the Why, and I wonder whether this unfortunate situation might even be intentional.

Perhaps one reason is that once sincere 9/11 Truthers do focus on those more important questions, the vast weight of the evidence clearly points in a single direction, implicating Israel and its Mossad intelligence service, with the case being overwhelmingly strong in motive, means, and opportunity. And leveling accusations of blame at Israel and its domestic collaborators for the greatest attack ever launched against America on our own soil entails enormous social and political risks.

But such difficulties must be weighed against the reality of three thousand American civilian lives and the subsequent seventeen years of our multi-trillion-dollar wars, which have produced tens of thousands of dead or wounded American servicemen and the death or displacement of many millions of innocent Middle Easterners.

The members of the 9/11 Truth movement must therefore ask themselves whether or not “Truth” is indeed the central goal of their efforts.

Important Historical Realities, Long Hidden in Plain Sight

Many of the events discussed above were among the most important in modern American history, and the evidence supporting the controversial analysis provided seems quite substantial. Numerous contemporary observers would certainly have been aware of at least some of the key information, so serious media investigations should have been launched that would have soon unearthed much of the remaining material. Yet nothing like that happened at the time, and even today the vast majority of Americans remain totally ignorant of these long-established facts.

This paradox is explained by the overwhelming political and media influence of the ethnic and ideological partisans of Israel, which ensured that certain questions were not asked nor crucial points raised. Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, our understanding of the world was overwhelmingly shaped by our centralized electronic media, which was almost entirely in Jewish hands during this period, with all three television networks and eight of nine major Hollywood studios being owned or controlled by such individuals, along with most of our leading newspapers and publishing houses. As I wrote a couple of years ago:

We naively tend to assume that our media accurately reflects the events of our world and its history, but instead what we all too often see are only the tremendously distorted images of a circus fun-house mirror, with small items sometimes transformed into large ones, and large ones into small. The contours of historical reality may be warped into almost unrecognizable shapes, with some important elements completely disappearing from the record and others appearing out of nowhere. I’ve often suggested that the media creates our reality, but given such glaring omissions and distortions, the reality produced is often largely fictional.

Only the rise of the decentralized Internet over the last couple of decades has allowed the widespread and unfiltered distribution of the information needed for serious investigation of these important incidents. Without the Internet virtually none of the material I have discussed at such length would ever have become known to me. Ostrovsky may have ranked as a #1 New York Times bestselling author with a million copies of his books in print, but before the Internet I never would have heard of him.

 

Once we pierce the concealing veil of media obfuscation and distortion, some realities of the post-war era become clear. The extent to which the agents of the Jewish state and its Zionist predecessor organizations have engaged in the most rampant international crime and violations of the accepted rules of warfare is really quite extraordinary, perhaps having few parallels in modern world history. Their use of political assassination as a central tool of their statecraft even recalls the notorious activities of the Old Man of the Mountains of the 13th century Middle East, whose deadly techniques gave us the very word “assassin.”

To some extent, the steadily rising trajectory of Israel’s international misbehavior may be a natural result of the total impunity its leaders have long enjoyed, almost never suffering any adverse consequences from their actions. A petty thief may graduate into burglary and then armed-robbery and murder if he comes to believe that he is entirely immune from any judicial sanction.

During the 1940s, Zionist leaders organized massive terrorist attacks against Western targets and assassinated high-ranking British and United Nations officials, but never paid any serious political price. Their likely killing of America’s first defense secretary and their earlier attempt upon the life of our president were entirely covered up by our complicit media. In the mid-1950s, the leadership of newly-established Israel embarked upon a series of false-flag terrorist attacks against American targets during the Lavon Affair, and even when their agents were caught and their plot revealed, they received no punishment. Given such a track-record, perhaps we should not be surprised that they were then sufficiently emboldened to probably orchestrate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, whose successful elimination gave them unprecedented influence over the world’s leading superpower.

During the notorious Tonkin Gulf Incident of 1964, a U.S. ship involved in hostile activities off the coast of Vietnam was attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats. Our vessel suffered little damage and no casualties, but the American military retaliation unleashed a decade of warfare, eventually resulting in the destruction of most of that country and perhaps two million Vietnamese deaths.

By contrast, when the U.S.S. Liberty was deliberately attacked in international waters by Israeli forces in 1967, which killed or wounded more than 200 American servicemen, the only response of that same American government was massive suppression of the facts, followed by an increase in financial support to the Jewish State. The decades that followed saw numerous major attacks by Israel and its Mossad against American officials and our intelligence service, eventually crowned in 1991 by yet another assassination plot against an insufficiently pliable American president. But our only reaction during this period was steadily-increasing political subservience. Given such a pattern of response, the huge 2001 gamble that the Israeli government finally may have taken by organizing the massive 9/11 false-flag terrorist attacks against our country becomes much more understandable.

 

Although more than seven decades of almost complete impunity has certainly been a necessary factor behind Israel’s remarkable willingness to rely so heavily upon assassination and terrorism in achieving its geopolitical objectives, religious and ideological factors may also play a significant role. In 1943, future Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir made a rather telling assertion in his official Zionist publication:

“Neither Jewish ethics nor Jewish tradition can disqualify terrorism as a means of combat. We are very far from having any moral qualms as far as our national war goes. We have before us the command of the Torah, whose morality surpasses that of any other body of laws in the world: ‘Ye shall blot them out to the last man.’”

Neither Shamir nor any other early Zionist leader adhered to traditional Judaism, but anyone who investigates the true tenets of that particular religious faith would have to admit that his claims were correct. As I wrote in 2018:

If these ritualistic issues constituted the central features of traditional religious Judaism, we might regard it as a rather colorful and eccentric survival of ancient times. But unfortunately, there is also a far darker side, primarily involving the relationship between Jews and non-Jews, with the highly derogatory term goyim frequently used to describe the latter. To put it bluntly, Jews have divine souls and goyim do not, being merely beasts in the shape of men. Indeed, the primary reason for the existence of non-Jews is to serve as the slaves of Jews, with some very high-ranking rabbis occasionally stating this well-known fact. In 2010, Israel’s top Sephardic rabbi used his weekly sermon to declare that the only reason for the existence of non-Jews is to serve Jews and do work for them. The enslavement or extermination of all non-Jews seems an ultimate implied goal of the religion.

Jewish lives have infinite value, and non-Jewish ones none at all, which has obvious policy implications. For example, in a published article a prominent Israeli rabbi explained that if a Jew needed a liver, it would be perfectly fine, and indeed obligatory, to kill an innocent Gentile and take his. Perhaps we should not be too surprised that today Israel is widely regarded as one of the world centers of organ-trafficking.

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My encounter a decade ago with Shahak’s candid description of the true doctrines of traditional Judaism was certainly one of the most world-altering revelations of my entire life. But as I gradually digested the full implications, all sorts of puzzles and disconnected facts suddenly became much more clear. There were also some remarkable ironies, and not long afterward I joked to a (Jewish) friend of mine that I’d suddenly discovered that Nazism could best be described as “Judaism for Wimps” or perhaps Judaism as practiced by Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

It is important to keep in mind that nearly all of Israel’s top leaders have been strongly secular in their views, with none of them being followers of traditional Judaism. Indeed, many of the early Zionists were rather hostile to religion, which they despised due to their Marxist beliefs. However, I have noted that these underlying religious doctrines may still exert considerable real-world influence:

Obviously the Talmud is hardly regular reading among ordinary Jews these days, and I would suspect that except for the strongly Orthodox and perhaps most rabbis, barely a sliver are aware of its highly controversial teachings. But it is important to keep in mind that until just a few generations ago, almost all European Jews were deeply Orthodox, and even today I would guess that the overwhelming majority of Jewish adults had Orthodox grand-parents. Highly distinctive cultural patterns and social attitudes can easily seep into a considerably wider population, especially one that remains ignorant of the origin of those sentiments, a condition enhancing their unrecognized influence. A religion based upon the principal of “Love Thy Neighbor” may or may not be workable in practice, but a religion based upon “Hate Thy Neighbor” may be expected to have long-term cultural ripple effects that extend far beyond the direct community of the deeply pious. If nearly all Jews for a thousand or two thousand years were taught to feel a seething hatred toward all non-Jews and also developed an enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty to mask that attitude, it is difficult to believe that such an unfortunate history has had absolutely no consequences for our present-day world, or that of the relatively recent past.

Countries practicing a variety of different religious and cultural beliefs have sometimes undertaken military attacks involving massive civilian casualties or employed assassination as a tactic. But such methods are considered abhorrent and immoral by a society founded upon universalist principles, and although these ethical scruples may sometimes be overwhelmed by political expediency, they may act as a partial restriction against the widespread adoption of those practices.

By contrast, actions that lead to the suffering or death of unlimited numbers of innocent Gentiles carry absolutely no moral opprobrium within the religious framework of traditional Judaism, with the only constraints being the risk of detection and retaliatory punishment. Only a fraction of today’s Israeli population may explicitly reason in such extremely harsh terms, but the underlying religious doctrine implicitly permeates the entire ideology of the Jewish State.

The Past Perspective of American Military Intelligence

The major historical events discussed in this long article have shaped our present-day world, and the 9/11 attacks in particular may have set America on the road to national bankruptcy while leading to the loss of many of our traditional civil liberties. Although I think that my interpretation of these various assassinations and terrorist attacks is probably correct, I do not doubt that most present-day Americans would find my controversial analysis shocking and probably respond with extreme skepticism.

Yet oddly enough, if this same material were presented to those individuals who had led America’s nascent national security apparatus in the early decades of the twentieth century, I think they would have regarded this historical narrative as very disheartening but hardly surprising.

Last year I happened to read a fascinating volume published in 2000 by historian Joseph Bendersky, a specialist in Holocaust Studies, and discussed his remarkable findings in a lengthy article:

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Bendersky devoted ten full years of research to his book, exhaustively mining the archives of American Military Intelligence as well as the personal papers and correspondence of more than 100 senior military figures and intelligence officers. The “Jewish Threat” runs over 500 pages, including some 1350 footnotes, with the listed archival sources alone occupying seven full pages. His subtitle is “Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army” and he makes an extremely compelling case that during the first half of the twentieth century and even afterward, the top ranks of the U.S. military and especially Military Intelligence heavily subscribed to notions that today would be universally dismissed as “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.”

Put simply, U.S. military leaders in those decades widely believed that the world faced a direct threat from organized Jewry, which had seized control of Russia and similarly sought to subvert and gain mastery over America and the rest of Western civilization.

Although Bendersky’s claims are certainly extraordinary ones, he provides an enormous wealth of compelling evidence to support them, quoting or summarizing thousands of declassified Intelligence files, and further supporting his case by drawing from the personal correspondence of many of the officers involved. He conclusively demonstrates that during the very same years that Henry Ford was publishing his controversial series The International Jew, similar ideas, but with a much sharper edge, were ubiquitous within our own Intelligence community. Indeed, whereas Ford mostly focused upon Jewish dishonesty, malfeasance, and corruption, our Military Intelligence professionals viewed organized Jewry as a deadly threat to American society and Western civilization in general. Hence the title of Bendersky’s book.

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The Venona Project constituted the definitive proof of the massive extent of Soviet espionage activities in America, which for many decades had been routinely denied by many mainstream journalists and historians, and it also played a crucial secret role in dismantling that hostile spy network during the late 1940s and 1950s. But Venona was nearly snuffed out just a year after its birth. In 1944 Soviet agents became aware of the crucial code-breaking effort, and soon afterwards arranged for the Roosevelt White House to issue a directive ordering the project shut down and all efforts to uncover Soviet spying abandoned. The only reason that Venona survived, allowing us to later reconstruct the fateful politics of that era, was that the determined Military Intelligence officer in charge of the project risked a court-martial by directly disobeying the explicit Presidential order and continuing his work.

That officer was Col. Carter W. Clarke, but his place in Bendersky’s book is a much less favorable one, being described as a prominent member of the anti-Semitic “clique” who constitute the villains of the narrative. Indeed, Bendersky particularly condemns Clarke for still seeming to believe in the essential reality of the Protocols as late as the 1970s, quoting from a letter he wrote to a brother officer in 1977:

If, and a big—damned big IF, as the Jews claim the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were f—- cooked up by Russian Secret Police, why is it that so much they contain has already come to pass, and the rest so strongly advocated by the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Our historians must surely have a difficult time digesting the remarkable fact that the officer in charge of the vital Venona Project, whose selfless determination saved it from destruction by the Roosevelt Administration, actually remained a lifelong believer in the importance of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

 

Let us take a step back and place Bendersky’s findings in their proper context. We must recognize that during much of the era covered by his research, U.S. Military Intelligence constituted nearly the entirety of America’s national security apparatus—being the equivalent of a combined CIA, NSA, and FBI—and was responsible for both international and domestic security, although the latter portfolio had gradually been assumed by J. Edgar Hoover’s own expanding organization by the end of the 1920s.

Bendersky’s years of diligent research demonstrate that for decades these experienced professionals—and many of their top commanding generals—were firmly convinced that major elements of the organized Jewish community were ruthlessly plotting to seize power in America, destroy all our traditional Constitutional liberties, and ultimately gain mastery over the entire world.

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  1. Ron Unz has done it again!! Very great job sir, you could have gone further with the Mossad angle. Yitshak Shamir (via Lenni Brenner’s and Mike Piper’s books) was BOTH a leader of the Stern gang that offered service to Hitlers germany in WWII, then assassinated British leaders in Palestine, and THEN became Mossad head during the JFK assassination. Keep it up

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    , @VICB3
  2. FB says: • Website

    …when one of Adolf Hitler’s aides suggested that an attempt be made to assassinate Soviet leaders, the German Fuhrer immediately forbade such practices as obvious violations of the laws of war.

    LOL…typical Unzian whitewashing of the psychopath Shitler…

    Let’s hope the rest of the twenty seven thousand words doesn’t turn out to be a similar jack in the box guffaw generator…

  3. tanabear says:

    “Since the PLO stubbornly refused to take the bait, plans were put into motion for the huge bombing of an entire Beirut sports stadium during a January 1st political ceremony using tons of explosives, with the death and destruction expected to be “of unprecedented proportions, even in terms of Lebanon…A future Mossad chief mentions the major headaches they then faced in removing the large quantity of explosives that they had already planted within the structure.”

    I was not aware of this incident. I wonder how they got all those explosives into the stadium without anyone noticing? And how did they remove them?

    Nevertheless, it does show the plausibility of World Trade Towers, 1,2 and 7 being destroyed via an engineered demolition.

    • Replies: @Andre Citroen
  4. Dumpo assassinating foreign leaders – who are on peace missions no less – means the US is adopting Israeli tactics and that’s only going to make the US as hated as modern-day Israel is.

    • Agree: Crazy Horse
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  5. Tony Hall says:

    This extended book review essay is richly informative. Thank you Ron Unz for once again walking us through one of the most fraught yet vital issues of our time.

    I especially appreciated the introductory effort to set the larger and deeper narrative of Mossad’s large inventory of killings in the context of the recent Baghdad drone strike assassinations. This extremely provocative US Armed Forces (and Mossad?) war crime successfully targeted General Soleimani, Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and their entourage.

    The assassinations themselves seem to have further ramped up many indicators that the long-promoted US-Iran war is already on. As indicated by in the article by Ari Paul (see link below), it appears that a range of new precedents is already being introduced to outlaw any Iran-friendly communications in social media. Starting with Instagram and Facebook for instance, any comments or illustrations that display sorrow about the martyrdom of the Quds force leader are being removed from social media. This startling initiative strikes me as a especially contemptuous of the great diversity of deep human responses that have been aroused by the Trump-ordered assassinations.

    https://orinocotribune.com/facebooks-soleimani-ban-flies-in-face-of-first-amendment/

    The assassination of the Iranian General is being interpreted by the likes of CNN and the White House to mean that the long-promoted US war with Iran is already on. Hence any Internet communication expressing a positive identification with the dilemmas being faced by Iranians and their government must be outlawed, suppressed, deplatformed and eliminated. The rationale for this thrust of censorship is being advanced, for instance, by Donie O’Sullivan, CNN’s new reporter charged to cover “disinformation.” As many have expressed, the ironies of a disinformation reporter at CNN are abundant indeed. As Editor In Chief of American Herald Tribune I responded to Mr. O’Sullivan’s hit job as follows:

    https://ahtribune.com/us/fake-news/3839-donie-osullivan-garbage-state-of-media.html

    • Agree: AnonStarter
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  6. Alfred says:

    Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden, was a supporter of Palestinian Rights. He was shot and killed when returning from a movie with his wife in 1986 – in the centre of Stockholm.

    The Swedish police tried to blame Swedish extreme right-wingers and later some Kurdish immigrants. Israel was never suspected by the media.

    Afterwards, the foreign policy of Sweden became totally supportive of Israel.

    Need I say more?

    Assassination of Olof Palme (Jewpedia)

    Here is a sample of his work:

    Water: A Source For Oppression In Palestine

    Would any politician in the West dare publish such an article today?

  7. RAH says:

    Israel and International Organized Jewry kills, destroys, or tries to destroy anyone who gets in their way and opposes their hegemonic rule. They are the very definition of ruthless and will use all means necessary to accomplish their goals. White Christians are the most foolish and brainwashed people on the planet Earth. If they knew the truth they would still have to grapple with how to respond.

    The Christian response to this evil is woefully inadequate. It must be rejected entirely.

    The just and natural response is what the Wild Jungle demands.

    And when the Wild Jungle responds naturally, I just sit back and enjoy the show.

    Don’t draw blood if you don’t want yours drawn.

    • Replies: @Chepo
  8. Antares says:

    Both are close to Denmark, but Danny Jowenko died in Zeeland and not in Holland. The article that is referred to correctly states “Netherlands.” He still confirmed his conclusion about the controlled demolition three days prior to his death but never accepted the other theories about 9/11. Although his death is fishy I found no solid reason to assume foul play.

  9. LondonBob says:

    I believe the US tried to assassinate Jeff Davis and his cabinet, the Dahlgren Affair. Inspiring the plot to assassinate Lincoln and Seward.

    Anyway assassination has always been a core part of what the CIA do. ‘Terminate with Extreme Prejudice: Inside the Assassination Game – First-hand Stories from Hired Killers and Their Paymasters’ by Richard Belfield got a very positive write up by Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, alarmingly well informed he called it. The killing of Anwar Sadat highlighted how effective assassination can be.

  10. Adrian says:

    For example, I think that Philip II of Spain supposedly encouraged various plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England on grounds that she was a murderous heretic, and their repeated failure helped persuade him to launch the ill-fated Spanish Armada;

    What didn’t fail though was the assassination of Prince William of Orange, the leader of the Revolt of the Low Countries against Spain. In March 1580 Philips signed the decree by which William was declared to be an outlaw and a bounty was promised to any one who managed to murder him. A certain Balthasar Gerards, a native of France, managed to do this on the 10th of July 1584. No bounty for him though. His end was gruesome.

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  11. After having understood the close connection of politics and crime, I have come to the following (relativist) conclusion :

    “A State is a Mafia with a territory. A Mafia is a State without a territory.”

    This is presently especially true for the US and Israel, but has been true troughout history for nearly all states, albeit with in varying degrees.

    The uniqueness of Israel is that not only is it a Mafia with a territory, it has also to its disposal a Mafia without a territory, i.e. international Jewry, always ready to act as sayanim for its criminal purposes. The small number of actual agents of the Mossad, able to rely on a vast potential of Jewish “helpers” anywhere in the world is testimony to this fact.

  12. JackOH says:

    Assassination works, and marvelously well.

    I sort of half-listened to the NPR interview with Mr. Bergman a year or so ago, and that was my take-away. It’s also consistent with my informed belief that violence and other criminality probably play a very important part in determining and maintaining our political landscape.

    • Replies: @Crazy Horse
  13. Sean says:

    From the Peace of Westphalia to the Law of the Jungle
    The January 2nd American assassination of Gen. Qassem Suleimani of Iran was an event of enormous moment.

    Gen. Soleimani, not ‘Suleimani’.

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    , @Nonny Mouse
  14. mh505 says:

    Great analysis, as always.

    What strikes me as somewhat implausible though is the clear distinction being drawn between the practices of Mossad and the CIA. Considering their long co-operation – not to speak of possible, nay probable, infiltration of the latter by the former, one would assume that the CIA has been just as ruthless.

  15. utu says:

    “Allegedly, Forrestal’s staunch anti-Communism had been what targeted him for destruction by Communist agents”

    The other day while reading “The World Conquerors” (1958) by Louis Marschalko

    https://archive.org/details/TheWorldConquerors-TheRealWarCriminals1958/page/n5/mode/2up

    it occurred to me that the Jew or Communist dichotomy is misleading and that the early anti-communist propagandists got it right from the very beginning by coining the meme of Judeo-Bolshevism. Jewish apologists like to explain Jewish attraction to communism by – what else – Jewish victimhood thus implying that Jewish communists were some sort of aberrant useful idiots who could not help themselves. It was the other way around. Gentile communists were the useful idiots. The communist movement was Jewish through and through and it lost Jewish support only when it ceased to be useful to Jews.

    BTW, perhaps Louis Marschalko book would be fit for Ron Unz’s digital archiving project.

  16. Tom Verso says:

    Is it just a coincidence that this first lead article and the second lead article “Fifteen Years Before Kennedy, Zionist Murdered Forrestal” have been published on so-called “Holocaust Remembrance Day”?

    Interesting!

    Nevertheless, as I have written in comments so many times before:

    Thank You Ron Unz! A truly extraordinary person and scholar that Socrates would have loved to known.

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  17. GMC says:

    Excellent article again. The name of the Game from centuries ago, is own/buy the Army and make sure the Government and the people around the gov. are very very afraid – of what may happen if they don’t push the agenda. Sooo, how’s that Grand Jury in the Southern District of NY , that is Re- Investigating the 9 / 11 facts – coming along ? Haven’t heard from them, in a very long time – everybody dead yet ? Thanks Unz rev.

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  18. annamaria says:

    The greatest sin is cowardice. The U.S. brass and intelligence services have been transformed into the sinecures of profiteering cowards serving to zionists masters. Indecent is the only proper definition for the US administration and the US army.

    Ron Unz is a shining light for the country suffering from the moral impotence of the American military and government.

    It is time for Americans to understand what Russia went through at the beginning of the 20th century:

    If nearly all Jews for a thousand or two thousand years were taught to feel a seething hatred toward all non-Jews and also developed an enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty to mask that attitude, it is difficult to believe that such an unfortunate history has had absolutely no consequences for our present-day world, or that of the relatively recent past.

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    , @Skeptikal
    , @prez2020
  19. annamaria says:
    @alex in San Jose AKA Digital Detroit

    America has become zionized. The zionist parasite has been strangling the host while squeezing out the last drops of nutrients, the truth being the first victim: More than 90% of MSM is owned by zionists.

    … the enormous dominance of Jewish and pro-Israel elements in the American establishment media and increasingly that of many other major countries in the West has long ensured that even when the solid evidence of such attacks [Mossad operation on 9/11] was discovered, very few ordinary Americans would ever hear those facts. …

    Jews function as a “state within a state,” with many of them being disloyal to the country in which they held their citizenship.

    On the “exceptional moral character” of Israelis in the context of the holohoax squealing:

    from the late 1960s onward, Mossad had maintained a small laboratory facility at Nes Ziyyona just south of Tel Aviv for the lethal testing of nuclear, chemical, and bacteriological compounds upon hapless Palestinians selected for elimination. This ongoing process of deadly testing allowed Israel to perfect its assassination technologies while also upgrading its powerful arsenal of unconventional weapons available in the event of war.

    “Human Rights Watch World Report 1999:” https://books.google.com/books?id=LdWZrfsdqAEC&pg=PA399&lpg=PA399&dq=Nes+Ziyyona+bio+lab+Tel+Aviv&source=bl&ots=UIzUjtbrJP&sig=ACfU3U3n2rqklj_tZS2pWuDWrYdr-TS3xQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjytrXg66PnAhXpg3IEHed2DtsQ6AEwB3oECB0QAQ#v=onepage&q=Nes%20Ziyyona%20bio%20lab%20Tel%20Aviv&f=false

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  20. Truth3 says:

    Another outstanding essay by the master of Truth…

    My compliments Mr. Unz.

  21. Hans says:
    @FB

    FB, wow! You must be the guy who’s got the goods on Hitler.

    “Scholar” Raul Hilberg wrote for years that Hitler ordered the extermination of the Jews, but came up “at a loss” when questioned in court to produce evidence to support his claim. Tellingly, he also was not interested in playing “expert” in Ernst Zundel’s second trial. https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=6828

    Anyhow, very much looking forward to you sharing the goods on “the madman.”

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  22. gotmituns says:
    @Antares

    The jews did the Twin Towers…

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  23. zard says:

    Uniformed slaves serving the parasite rogue nation ….While the stage play is running ‘ Impeachment Theater ‘ real news is falling off the back burners such as the creeping numbers of our own military members in the region …Bloodthirsty ZOG America will insure Israel its safety and after countless Americans come home under the flag Israel will again claim to be “Gods Chosen “….You gotta remember when it comes to Israel there cant be enough Americans to die for that $hithole ……..

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  24. melpol says:

    CIA and Mossad conspiracy theory garbage always appears factual. Elitist families of the world party, while the fat and impotent read dramas of intrigue and betrayal. Most intelligence agency members have a no show job.

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  25. Good stuff Ron, but you should really break these up into smaller articles. In fact, this is so long one could almost conclude you’d rather people not read it.

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    , @Anonymous,
  26. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who had formerly spent decades as the Mossad assassination chief, vetoed the proposal on the grounds that “We don’t kill Jews.” Although this reference is brief and almost hidden, I regard it as providing considerable support for Ostrovsky’s general credibility.

    Well, this certainly explains why Mossad hasn’t prematurely ended the writing and webzine activities of one Ron Unz. All kidding aside, I think the Talmudic scheming way they get around this is to enlist proxies to do the dirty work (MI6, CIA, FBI, JSOC, etc.). Because he wasn’t killed leads me to believe Ostrovsky was most like a Vitaly Yurchenko kind of operative purveying disinformation for some reason.

  27. The real state sponsors of terror are the ZUS and Israel and they proved it in many ways among which was the joint ZUS and Israeli attack on the USS Liberty and on the joint ZUS attack on the WTC on 911, which was blamed on the muslims and gave the zionists the excuse to destroy the middle east for zionist Israel.

    Read these books,, Blood in the Water by Joan Mellen and Remember the Liberty by Phillip Nelson, and By Way of Deception by former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky, and The Secret Team, the CIA and its Allies in Control of the World, and The Committee of 300 by former MI6 officer John Coleman.

    Zionism has destroyed America.

  28. Having just skimmed Ron’s great article on Mossad assassinations I have been contemplating changing my pseudonym to “9/11 false flag” , but I’ll stick with ” 9/11 inside job ” as inside job has been defined as :
    ” a crime committed by or with the assistance of a person working or living on the premises where the crime occurred ” this definition is relevant to the allegation that the Israeli “art students” who were living in the Twin Towers and working on “gelatin b” prior to the demolitions had something to do with the wiring of the WTC with explosives . See winterwatch.net : “World Trade Center’s infamous 91st floor Israeli ‘Art student’ project ‘”
    I was totally in the dark about “false flags” until a friend told me about the strange collapse of “building number 7 ” at the WTC on 9/11 and the “BBC foreknowledge of [the] 9/11 collapse of WTC building Seven…” globalresearch.ca . The BBC and the massmedia are so involved in misleading the public on 9/11 and septemberclues.info.com has a short but insightful article on “The central role of the news media on 9/11 – the power of imagery .” It took me a while to understand that what I saw on CNN on September 11,2001 was a “Hollywood” like production using CGI’s and crisis actors and it is likely that no planes hit the Twin Towers or the Pentagon .

  29. Shortly after it appeared, nearly two years ago, I read Bergman’s book in its entirety. It came out in the wake of his dissertation at Cambridge University and was obviously subject to prior censorship. Buried in the Acknowlegements section at the end – usually this is placed in the beginning – thanks were given to somebody who helped edit the contents so that what remained was roughly half of the initial manuscript. Given the Cambridge academic environment the author lived in, where people tend to speak eloquently, it is fair to presume that the manuscript did not require substantial stylistic corrections, and therefore the most interesting aspects in the original manuscript were simply not allowed to be published. It therefore remains a matter of conjecture what the censored material contained.

  30. Patric says:

    I found this long essay mostly quite convincing and take the author’s point about the kind of useless nature of a lot of the disagreements in the 9/11 truther movement. BUT ………….and I feel it is a very big ‘but’ indeed I think the fact that he does not mention Judy Woods’ book “Where did the Towers go” a big miss. To me she solved the “What” question about 9/11 which should be the first to be asked. Once that we can go onto the “How” and the “Who” and eventually the “Why”

    Anyway that said another very good article by Ron Unz and I only urge him to read Dr Woods’ book as it will only add to his knowledge and understanding. We all can be missing key information for whatever reason and would be very interested in his take on her book

    Here is a recent interview with her about 9/11

    • Disagree: Kali
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    , @ploni almoni
  31. refl says:

    Reading the list of assassination targets of zionist terror before the foundation of the Jewish state, one has to ask why no attempt was ever made on Hitler or any other of the Nazi leadership, even though the Zionists had declared war on Germany as soon as march 1933.
    Those Nazi leaders, who were put to death were executed after a mock trial, only after the whole disaster of the war had run its course.
    It might have proved impossible, but even inside the German officers corps the attempt was finally made to save their honour.

    Makes one think what really was the objektive.

  32. Who supplied and produced the “live” videos to the TV stations on 9/11 ? They are surely “9/11 suspects”

  33. I remember distinctly that bin Laden denied having anything to do with 9/11 in the week after the attack. My subsequent recollection was that it was several months later, when he was being hailed in big chunks of “the Arab street” as the slaughterer of the infidels, that he was reported to have accepted responsibility, and then only obliquely.

    There’s no doubt though, that many religious Muslims welcomed the attacks – on the evening of 9/11 groups of guys in religious garb were giving white people in Birmingham, UK the death stare.

    And not a few liberal Brits, too.

    “But when the shock had faded, more hard-headed reaction set in. This wasn’t just the feeling that, however tactfully you dress it up, the United States had it coming. That is, of course, what many people openly or privately think. World bullies, even if their heart is in the right place, will in the end pay the price.”

    https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v23/n19/nine-eleven-writers/11-september

  34. Zorropisa says:
    @Alfred

    The Swedish policy did not become supportive of Israel after the death of Palme! The Swedish policy towards Israel has been extremely hostile towards Israel since then (with an exception when Göran Persson was Prime Minister). Margot Wallström, Swedish foreign minister until some months ago, was persona non grata in Israel.
    The Swede

    • Replies: @utu
    , @fnn
    , @Anon
  35. onebornfree says: • Website

    Ok Ron, let’s assume you are correct- Israel planned/executed 9/11.

    What do you suggest should be done about it?

    Should they/it be somehow “brought to “justice””?

    If so, by who? And where, exactly would the trial take place, and under whose jurisdiction?

    Should the US cease to annually donate $32 billion [or maybe more] to Israel, immediately?

    Or is there something else that I’m completely missing that needs to be done, in the near future?

    Inquiring minds want to know ! 🤔

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Help
    , @Kali
  36. refl says:

    It was peculiar to find Uwe Barschel mentioned in the article. The alleged suicide was most definitely fishy, but the question remains, why they could not simply drop something into his tea instead of planting an agent provocateur, who blew him up with fabricated claims of corrupting his opponents election campaign on the eve of his reelection, that was rather certain for him.
    The result was the mayor German political scandal of the era. So they produced the maximum noise possible for a rather minor effect.

    He was not in such an unimportant position, as his state housed the shipbuilder that produced the submarines which Israel could then upgrade for use as nuclear missile launchers. He maintained contact to the east and was thus a target just as much for east German Stasi. If Kohl had faltered, he might have been a prospective succesor.
    A few years later, when said more pliable opponent ran against Kohl in the national election campaign on the ticket of ‘honesty’ against the background of his disgraced predecessor, the whole story came back to disgrace him as well, assuring Kohls reelection once more against the Socialdemocrates, who fell into complete disarray.

    If Mossad was involved, then the take away is that they completely own Germany and freely intruded even on the most remote level even back then.

    • Replies: @Ship Track
  37. MLK says:

    The January 2nd American assassination of Gen. Qassem Suleimani of Iran was an event of enormous moment.

    Quite right. Highest marks for raising historical analogues to Soleimani’s killing. Though it should be the subject in and of itself, rather than a lead-in to the rest of your article.

    This is wholly insufficient:

    Gen. Suleimani was a top commander in that body, and this apparently provided the legal figleaf for his assassination in broad daylight while on a diplomatic peace mission.

    It reminds of this:

    https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/the-rudolf-hess-flight-10-conspiracies/

    It’s notable that even sites like this one became decidedly incurious about events in the immediate lead-up to Soleimani being taken out in a drone strike. In particular, the attack on the highly fortified US embassy in the Green Zone:

    https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2020/01/02/photos-reveal-damage-to-us-embassy-in-baghdad-following-attack-by-supporters-of-iran-backed-militia/

    After hundreds of supporters of an Iran-backed Shiite Iraqi militia stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, President Trump pointed squarely at Iran, accusing the country — the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism — of “orchestrating” the attack and promising that Iran “will be held fully responsible.” Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, responded Wednesday by taunting Trump, declaring, “You can’t do a damn thing.”

    No one seems to remember the derivation of that taunt:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_can%27t_do_a_damn_thing_against_us

    Or, how about Senator Murphy’s tweet on December 29:

    The attack on our embassy in Baghdad is horrifying but predictable. Trump has rendered America impotent in the Middle East. No one fears us, no one listens to us. America has been reduced to huddling in safe rooms, hoping the bad guys will go away. What a disgrace.

    All of this has been memory-holed, including here at this site and by Ron Unz.

    • Troll: ploni almoni
  38. anon[820] • Disclaimer says:

    No planes.
    No truth.

  39. utu says:
    @Zorropisa

    Sweden and Israel (JUNE 22, 2019)
    A recap of the frigid relation between Stockholm and Jerusalem.
    https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Sweden-and-Israel-593337

  40. The Podhoretz article “A Conversation in Hell”, published 5 days after the death of JFK Jr., can be more easily read on the New York Post web site:

    https://nypost.com/1999/07/21/a-conversation-in-hell/

    It is truly an astonishing piece of work.

  41. You have dragged me on your wake as one having his eyes opened on issues one hasn’t previously studied closely and still should not be very confident about. In particular the ruthlessness, boldness – even recklessness – fostered by impunity of Mossad and it’s masters. So yes, there might, even in 1963, have been a Zionist clique who would assassinate JFK. But it would have to have been over Dimona, not registering Jewish organisations which lobbied for Israel. The latter problem was easily solved since it was American Jews’ money being used (how much money could Israel send to fund DC think tanks and lobbyists?) and the First Amendment would protect American Jews lobbying for Israel. In general I am not persuaded that Israel was involved in JFK’s assassination. By contrast you have persuaded me that Israelis might have attacked USS Liberty with the aim of killing the whole crew – insanely reckless as well as barbarous though it would have been.

    Now let me turn to 9/11 on which you neglect to specify most of the dozens of disproofs of the official version that you claim exist. It seems a pity to persist with the clearly erroneous “collapse into their own footprint” myth which you have repeated, impelling me to quote again the best organised truthers (Richard Gage’s lot):

    “Even in its report, FEMA acknowledges (inconveniently for the official story, which cannot account for this fine destruction of the Twin Towers) that roughly 90% of the Twin Towers’ mass fell outside their footprints. Indeed, the entire plaza was covered with steel pieces and assemblies. Some of the structural steel was thrown as far away as the Winter Gardens — 600 feet”.

    Likewise the incredible idea that no plane – with identified Flight No. and actual crew and passengers – hit the Pentagon but some hypothetical missile.

    I entirely agree that the hearsay that you present about nano-thermite should be followed up and explained but, as it stands that is as far as it goes to support a case of any kind.

    Then there is the sounds that firemen thought were explosions. Hardly consistent with those being explosive charges that would have caused total collapse within say 20 seconds and killed all the firemen. The timing of collapses is of course consistent with the importance of weight of floors plus gravity.

    Now you emphasise the sophistication and the magnitude of the organisation of a conspiracy involving controlled demolitions of WTC skyscrapers but, after noting that the KGB had 250,000 employees, Mossad only had 1200 including secretaries and cleaners. And only 35 case officers. It doesn’t add up convincingly even if you add in a few Israelis doing business in NYC.

    As to Osama bin Laden you have him wrong in two ways. First is the fact that his motivation and the benefit to him are at least as powerful as those of Israel. He gets the US mired in Afghanistan as it was in Vietnam. Perfect. Second is his claiming innocence. Not only was that necessary to appease Mullah Omar at that time but he might well have reasoned that the US was giving and would give all the credit to him that he needed AND/OR that he would mess with Western minds by implying that it was some other hater of America that Americans should now fear.

    But I confess that, without having read the books by Griffin st al that you approve I can’t even guess at the many points (surely not just lost luggage and stories about a passport) that you find so convincingly in favour of an Israeli false flag operation (or as you may prefer to put it, evidence that the official story is so radically wrong that one had to look for non Arab principal perpetrators).

    • Replies: @utu
    , @tanabear
  42. Help says:

    It is exceedingly rare in this age that I don’t simply skim articles of this length. I read every word of this one.

    This, in particular, is a must-read for every “our greatest ally” spewing normie.

    In my life, never has the physical manifestation of the deeper and ancient battle of good vs. evil been more apparent. I take comfort knowing I’m on the same side as men like the author.

    Please stay safe.

  43. Deep State has many limbs.

  44. Help says:
    @onebornfree

    *$3.8B annually

    Before anyone can be brought to justice, a critical mass of the populace must be made aware of the truth. That is where we still are currently. I believe once that critical mass is achieved, the rest will take care of itself without anyone needing to plan specifically what needs to be done.

  45. utu says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    We need a WINDBAG button.

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Wizard of Oz
  46. Tim too says:

    “The bloody Wars of Religion of previous centuries did see their share of assassination schemes. For example, I think that Philip II of Spain supposedly encouraged various plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England on grounds that she was a murderous heretic, and their repeated failure helped persuade him to launch the ill-fated Spanish Armada; but being a pious Catholic, he probably would have balked at using the ruse of peace-negotiations to lure Elizabeth to her doom. In any event, that was more than four centuries ago, so America has now placed itself in rather uncharted waters.”

    To find examples parallel to the topic, examine the Warring States period of China. The M.O. in this case fits well with Warring States methods.

  47. Pheasant says:

    ‘Ghisele’

    Ghislane for goondess sake.

  48. Teleros says:

    A century earlier, the Napoleonic Wars had raged across the entire continent of Europe for most of a generation, but I don’t recall reading of any governmental assassination plots during that era

    We Brits might have helped the assassination of Tsar Paul I during the early part of the Napoleonic Wars, although as to the actual extent of our involvement, if any, I don’t know. As I understand it, Paul I sought to harm the British war effort by supporting the protection of neutral shipping in the Baltic*, among other schemes, and this was considered serious enough that replacing him was a Tsar more hostile to such actions was worth the risk.

    *Protection of neutral shipping is like waving a red flag in front of a bull as far as maritime countries go. The War of 1812 came about in part due to the US trying to trade with Napoleon too, in spite of the Royal Navy’s blockade of Old Boney’s dominions.

  49. it would have been completely unthinkable for one of the major belligerents to consider assassinating the leadership of another

    Yes well, this is the European view of war. You should see “The Grand Illusion” for more on this mentality. The generals view themselves as part of a privileged elite who have the same excellent manners (unlike the grunts) and the same exquisite tastes in fine food and wine. Also, a lot of these clowns were/are related through various royal lines, duchies and houses of Wolfgang and so forth. Many of them attended the same boarding or military schools. They’re friends for chrissakes!

    Of course they wouldn’t kill one another — this goes against the European model where the elite gets to send the trash out to be slaughtered. I prefer the American way where war means everyone is a potential target. It tends to put the fear of god into elites before they engineer another ritual blood-letting. Europe is not more civilized, is what I’m saying.

  50. Agent76 says:

    January 31, 2019 America’s abuse of national emergencies is the real national emergency

    Since 1976, presidents have declared 58 national emergencies, and 31 of them are still in effect right now. The United States is at this moment officially suffering national emergencies over 1979’s Iran hostage crisis, trade with Sudan, Albanian insurgents in Macedonia, fraud allegations in the 2006 presidential election in Belarus, and former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who has been dead for eight years.

    https://theweek.com/articles-amp/820303/americas-abuse-national-emergencies-real-national-emergency

    January 14, 2020 The World Must End the US’ Illegal Economic War. Sanctions Imposed on 39 Countries

    In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills tens of thousands of people each year through financial strangulation. An economic blockade places a country under siege.

    https://popularresistance.org/illegal-us-economic-war/

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  51. utu says:

    “All the other stuff, the love, the democracy, the floundering into lust, is a sort of by-play. The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” – D. H. Lawrence

    “Nothing conceivable is so petty, so insipid, so crowded with paltry interests, in one word, so anti-poetic, as the life of a man in the United States.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

    “I never knew what it was to feel disgust and contempt till I travelled in America.” – Charles Dickens

    • Replies: @AaronB
  52. What makes Israeli Zionists so rabid? Chosen mumbo jumbo only goes so far to explain it. Plus most Jewish Zionists seem to be either atheist or agnostic. I guess survival obsession could be an expose if it were for the fact they have no problem killing fellow Jews. Sometimes I think the real solution is proving Judiasm is a grift based on a book of fiction. Unfortunately a lot of history is being destroyed by team Zion.

  53. Rurik says:
    @Antares

    He still confirmed his conclusion about the controlled demolition three days prior to his death but never accepted the other theories about 9/11. Although his death is fishy I found no solid reason to assume foul play.

    If his theories were correct, then that means the Western world is controlled by Jewish supremacist psychopaths, hell bent on global Total domination, Eternal Wars for Israel, and the deliberate dissolution of Western civilization and its people. And, that they (and their goyim stooges), are perfectly willing to slaughter thousands of innocent Americans, in the most horrific ways, in order to accomplish their Satanic goals.

    If that’s all true, (and it certainly appears to be so, if those buildings were brought down with controlled demolitions), then do you still think there’s no solid reason for zion to assassinate this man, whose honest and forthright assessment of the implosion of building seven, is so catastrophic to their 9/11 narrative?

    Either is was Osama and his henchmen..

    Or,

    It was the (((regime))), with Dick Cheney as goyim stooge extraordinaire, (among others..).

    And that is one hell of a question. The answer to which, will determine the destiny of human life and happiness (or lack there of) on planet earth in this century.

    If the Western world, has been commandeered by Zion, (and it appears it has), then what that bodes for life on this Earth is weighty, to say the least. First off, it will mean an end to human freedom, and starting with freedom of speech. Which is what is dying right before our very eyes.

    Already our treasonous governments are telling us all we are not allowed to criticize Zion, or else.

    What more proof does anyone need at this point, that our civilization has been usurped, and is now in the hands of our most intractable, and deadliest enemy?

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @Desert Fox
    , @Antares
  54. @FB

    And this is a studied response to this monumental article?

  55. @tanabear

    Don’t forget that Israeli (Mossad) “art students” had been living in the South tower since 2000 with full 24/7 official access to the entire complex.

  56. Rurik says:
    @utu

    We need a WINDBAG button.

    • Agree: Rurik

    I know to scroll right though it, (just did ; ) but newbies must suffer it before they catch on.

    A WINDBAG button could help out the newbies enormously, and save them a lot of head-scratching.

  57. @Rurik

    The ZUS and Israel jointly did the attack on the WTC and to see how it was done go to drjudywood.com.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  58. @mh505

    An interesting book that addresses this is “Dangerous Liaison” by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn.

    • Replies: @mh505
  59. @refl

    Stalin apparently called off two assassination proposals on Hitler in 1943 and 1944 because of the (not unreasonable) fear that his replacement would attempt a separate peace treaty with the Western Allies. More famously, the British also had a plan to assassinate Hitler, but called it off because by late 1944 they believed that Hitler was making poor decisions and as such would be best left in power. That was also a perfectly reasonable decision.

    I would be interested in seeing Ron’s source for the claim that Hitler rejected the idea of assassinating Soviet leaders, especially on the grounds that they violated rules of war – certainly it’s the first time that I hear about it. It’s also the first time I hear that assassinating enemy political leaders during wartime is contrary to the rules of war. The head of state is also the commander in chief, i.e. part of the military hierarchy, so what’s the problem in targeting him when there is a state of war? And obviously, it’s not like the Germans cared about rules of war on the Eastern Front, as the 3.5M (out of 5.5M) Soviet POWs who died in their captivity would attest.

    PS. Now that I’ve done some (superficial) Google/Wiki research, it looks like Hitler actually did ok the assassinations of the three Allied leaders in Tehran in 1943. The plot was foiled by NKVD counter-intelligence work.

  60. @mh505

    Concerning the CIA’s Mossad-like activities, see http://www.themartyrdomofthomasmerton.com, the web site for the book that Hugh Turley and I co-authored about the almost certain assassination of the great anti-war writer and Catholic monk, Thomas Merton, in 1968.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @mh505
  61. AaronB says:
    @utu

    These quotes all were about the old WASP America. To a lesser extent, these attitudes applied to most Western European countries, who were only a bit behind America, and almost – but not quite – equally scathing quotes can be found about Paris and London.

    One sees that sensitive, cultured Westerners were appalled by the spiritual condition of white, WASP led America. The attitudes of culturally elite Europeans seeped into the WASP consciousness, which shared many of the same values anyways, and into the American cultural elite – writers like Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac, Thoroux and Emerson, were scathing in their critique of the old white America.

    One sees why the WASP order crumbled so easily at the hands of Jews – it had lost self-confidence, based as it was on spiritual emptiness.

    While the Jewish sensibility may have been more warm, emotional, kind, and moral – the Jewish ascendancy has not really been a marked improvement on the old WASP order, and the American sensibility is still harsh and cold and centred in money.

    One may also get a glimpse of why so many sensitive, cultured whites think immigration from foreign cultures is so desirable.

    Today, most of the world is in the same bad way, and America can be seen as merely in the vanguard of a worldwide phenomenon. Arguably, countries like China and Thailand are colder, harsher, and more money obsessed than America, and one may perceive the first inklings of change in the US.

    America is changing, partly as a result of immigration, and becoming a more cultured and friendly place. It is still far from having a soul, but it no longer seems markedly worse than the rest of the world spiritually, and perhaps better.

    • Troll: renfro, Kali
    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Poco
    , @Prez2020
  62. Jake says:

    I have long felt that the Mossad was part of John Kennedy Junior’s ‘accidental’ death. The below is what I think guaranteed it,

    “Many observers drew parallels between Rabin’s assassination and that of our own president in Dallas three decades earlier, and the latter’s heir and namesake, John F. Kennedy, Jr., developed a strong interest in the tragic event. In March 1997, his glossy political magazine George published an article by the Israeli assassin’s mother, implicating her own country’s security services in the crime, a theory also promoted by the late Israeli-Canadian writer Barry Chamish. These accusations sparked a furious international debate, but after Kennedy himself died in an unusual plane crash a couple of years later and his magazine quickly folded, the controversy soon subsided. The George archives are not online nor easily available, so I cannot easily judge the credibility of the charges.”

    • Replies: @lysias
  63. For all those believing Israel was somehow involved in the 9/11 tragedy, the hijackers were Arabs. We know this because one of the hijacker’s passports was recovered in the rubble.

    Why you can even find images of the Arab passport on the internet! If you look closely at the CGI, I mean video, of the plane disappearing into the south tower, you can just catch a glimpse of the passport fluttering to Earth.

  64. Rurik says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Stalin apparently called off two assassination proposals on Hitler in 1943 and 1944 because of the (not unreasonable) fear that his replacement would attempt a separate peace treaty with the Western Allies. More famously, the British also had a plan to assassinate Hitler, but called it off because by late 1944 they believed that Hitler was making poor decisions and as such would be best left in power. That was also a perfectly reasonable decision.

    A reasonable decision?

    Here’s a clue: Sane, moral and decent people generally agree that Hitler’s death, (however it might have come about) would have staved off unimaginable suffering, with the demands that Germany surrender “unconditionally”, thereby forcing Germany to fight to their last gasp. (knowing the genocidal treachery of the allies, from their last surrender). They didn’t want their citizens starved en masse, or every woman and girl to be raped, (often to death), because they understood the nature of their enemies, all too well.

    Sane, moral and decent people would have preferred an honorable end to the war, before Stalin was able to enslave half of Europe, and German civilians were murdered wholesale.

    But I’ll tell you something…

    There are a lot of butt hurt people who’re very glad indeed that Germans were raped and slaughtered wholesale, because either they never had one, or somehow the war (or envy or something) caused them to lose their souls.

    People with their souls intact, take no pleasure from old men, women and children being starved or frozen or raped to death. Even if those rape or starvation victims are German victims.

    For the record.

    IOW, the only way anyone would have wanted to keep Hitler in power, as a “perfectly reasonable decision”, would be because they wanted (in their hatred and butt-hurt) for as many Germans to suffer and die as possible.

    In this way, many Slavs are no different than the Jewish supremacists that so often treat Slavs as less than human.

    • Agree: refl
    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  65. MGM says:

    This line is exquisite (drawn from the 11th paragraph in the ‘Rise and Kill First’ chapter): “…thereby joining his erstwhile negotiating partner Rabin in permanent repose.”

  66. Rurik says:
    @Desert Fox

    The ZUS and Israel jointly did the attack on the WTC

    I agree 100%

    But I don’t agree with the ‘no planes’ theory, which is really a very minor detail of the whole thing.

    The crux, is that they lied about what happened, and we both know who did it.

    Therefor (thankfully) we don’t have to get bogged down with the minutia, which I suspect all too often can get to be a distraction.

    Thanks Desert Fox, your comments are always spot on.

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
    , @trill
  67. He was lured in with “peace” negotiations, to end the war.

    It was an assassination, because we weren’t at war.

    The logical inconsistency completely undermines the chosen narrative.

  68. Mussolini was assassinated, and the assassins have never been definitively identified: some claim Italian partisans, some claim Communists, some claim that OSS did the deed or at least engineered the deed.
    Jabotinsky was a great admirer of Mussolini, and modeled his militarized vision for zionist Israel on Mussolini’s “muscular policies.” Does that make it unlikely that militant zionists killed Benito? Not necessarily: the role of wealthy Italian Jew Margherita Sarfatti. Google, ever helpful, pushes Sarfatti far down the list of Mussolini’s lovers, preferring to focus on Clara Petacci, the woman who shared his degrading fate.

    As the Algorithm Points: Ten years ago, Spiegel reported that Petacci’s diary had been discovered (next to an Arab passport ) and published.

    “Her newly published diary reveals Mussolini as a sex-addicted anti-Semite who found Hitler “very likeable” — and who occasionally suffered from impotence.”

    .
    Spiegel did not reveal a testicle count.

    Mussolini was not only killed, his death was as ignominious as could be contrived.
    Worth noting that for all that Il Duce seemed to have double-crossed Germans, still, he was rescued by Germans.
    Why, Inquiring Minds Want to Know?


    When the tinfoil is fresh off the roll, it sends signals that FDR was slow-assassinated as well. Reynolds Wrap whispers that the chief suspect is Bernard Baruch.
    “More tea, Mr. President?”

  69. @Anatoly Karlin

    I would be interested in seeing Ron’s source for the claim that Hitler rejected the idea of assassinating Soviet leaders

    Perhaps Mr. Unz got it from Hitler’s War by David Irving which, along with his other books, is available for free in PDF format from Irving’s website

    http://fpp.co.uk/books/index.html

    More specifically for Hitler’s War

    http://fpp.co.uk/books/Hitler/2001/HW1.pdf [will commence download if you click on link]

    Going back to the claim, at the bottom of page xi we have the following information

    In an age in which the governments of the democracies attempted, engineered, or condoned the assassinations, successfully or otherwise, of the inconvenient – from General Sikorski, Admiral Darlan, Field Marshal Rommel, and King Boris of Bulgaria to Fidel Castro, Patrice Lumumba, and Salvador Allende – we learn that Hitler, the world’s most unscrupulous dictator, not only never resorted to the assassination of foreign opponents but flatly forbade his Abwehr to attempt it. In particular he rejected Admiral Canaris’s plans to assassinate the Red Army General Staff.

    However when we go to the Author’s Notes and Sources section on page 842 at the end of the book, there is no source for the claim that Hitler rejected such overtures by Canaris. Irving was somewhat of a Hitler partisan and although he has come up with some great research, he does let his own feelings get the better of his writing, so it is possible he just made that part up.

    • Agree: Dieter Kief
    • Thanks: Anatoly Karlin
  70. Rurik says:
    @AaronB

    While the Jewish sensibility may have been more warm, emotional, kind, and moral – the Jewish ascendancy has not really been a marked improvement on the old WASP order, and the American sensibility is still harsh and cold and centred in money.

    You’re a vile POS, you know that?

    One may also get a glimpse of why so many sensitive, cultured whites think immigration from foreign cultures is so desirable.

    Yes, you do know that.

    And so does everyone else.

    • Agree: Druid
    • Replies: @AaronB
  71. Agent76 says:

    Jan 27, 2020 Mechanizing the Mind: Interview with Dr. Peter Breggin

  72. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:

    “ Bolivia and Paraguay were created in the early 18th century as shards from the decaying Spanish Empire, and according to Wikipedia they have experienced nearly three dozen successful coups in their history, the bulk of these prior to 1950, while Mexico has had a half-dozen. By contrast, the U.S. and Canada were founded as Anglo-Saxon settler colonies, and neither history records even a failed attempt.”

    Look up the masonic tradition of destabilising the Spanish Empire. Spain “beyond-the-sea” was stable and orderly from original conquest to the independence wars (200+ years). Said independence wars were hatched and sustained in masonic lodges. However, freemasonry allied with the British crown, and has traditionally been a stabilising force in UK and USA. A behind-the-scenes way of accommodating power struggles.

    The prolonged period of political peace in Mexico from the 1920’s until the (completely different) drug wars of recent times was also a masonic “achievement”.

  73. @refl

    “If Mossad was involved, then the take away is that they completely own Germany and freely intruded even on the most remote level even back then.”

    Ron Unz wrote this blurb supporting that contention:

    The arms trade with Iran was a very lucrative one for Israel, and was soon expanded to the training of military pilots. The deep ideological antipathy that the Islamic Republic held for the Jewish State required that the business be conducted via third parties, so a smuggling route was established through the small German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

    West Germany was conquered by Zionists. It was and still is a province of ZOG. Nuremburg was a ZOG sham trial, but even more it was a psyop on the German people. When ZOG occupied West Germany they got total control over everything the NAZI’s had. They tortured and mind controlled the country for decades, Germany now is about as “free” as Miley Cyrus or Britney Spears.

    After reading about all this Jewish assassination, here mostly concerning events since World War II, I don’t see how anyone can come to any other conclusion that it is thus “race” of people that would so easily murder their opposition who were the real evil during and before the war. The German people united behind Hitler because they saw that this is what Jews were doing in Wiemar. To blame Germany for their actions trying to defend themselves against the jew in WWII is tantamount to blaming Palestinians for trying to resist the Zionist Nazi’s shooting at them from the walls of the Gaza death camp.

    • Agree: SolontoCroesus, Druid
    • Replies: @refl
  74. AaronB says:
    @Rurik

    Wouldn’t you rather understand than emote?

    It’s a remarkable fact that elite Westerners were so critical of the old, white America, before Jews came to power.

    There is surely a connection between that and the fact that Jews were able to come to power, and its surely connected to why elite whites today are so enthusiastic about immigration.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  75. MGM says:

    And this, such a delight: “[About seven months ago, my morning New York Times carried a glowing 1,500 word tribute to former U.S. ambassador John Gunther Dean, dead at age 93,] giving that eminent diplomat the sort of lengthy obituary usually reserved these days for a rap-star slain in a gun-battle with his drug-dealer.”

  76. @Rurik

    I initially had a hard time believing the “no planes” theory because of “brainwashing” by the propaganda machine of the mainstream media , but it makes a lot of sense when it appears that many of the false flag/staged -deceptions/hoaxes/psyops on American soil involve pre-recorded videos of the”event” and crisis actors . septemberclues.info has a good analysis of the “no planes” theory and Russ Winter has written an excellent article on “Why staged- deception events are used more often than pure false flags ” winterwatch.net

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
    , @Rurik
  77. @Rurik

    Pigs a-flying: Rurik agrees with Fran Taubman.

    And engages in similar lapse of logic:

    Here’s a clue: Sane, moral and decent people generally agree that Hitler’s death, (however it might have come about) would have staved off unimaginable suffering, with the demands that Germany surrender “unconditionally”, thereby forcing Germany to fight to their last gasp. (knowing the genocidal treachery of the allies, from their last surrender). They didn’t want their citizens starved en masse, or every woman and girl to be raped, (often to death), because they understood the nature of their enemies, all too well.

    Have you thought this through, Rurik?

    How would a leaderless Germany have fared against Russians whose blood was up; Americans and British who were determined to destroy Germany anyhow?

    What German would have stepped into leadership to wave the white flag?
    What happened to Germany in 1918 when German leaders agreed to an armistice?

    Would Churchill have thundered his voice in opposition to the ethnocide of (unknown) hundreds of thousands of ethnic Germans from their ancient homes and lands?

    Would Henry Morgenthau, Jr., have said, “Disregard that plan for the de-industrialization of Germany”?

    Isn’t it the tendency of a people to rally ’round their government, however hated in other circumstances, when confronted with a totally de-stabilizing, external, existential threat?

    Now, apply your thesis to the present:

    When Mossad killed Imad Mughniyah, did Hezbollah curl up and disappear?

    When Soleimani was assassinated, did the Iranian people stream onto the streets waving white flags, American flags and Star of David banners, rejoicing that the end of their long nightmare was at hand?

    More to the point: How did the USA react to the assassination of Soleimani? US imposed MORE sanctions, MORE hardship, MORE collective punishment on the Iranian people, not less.

    One more thing: from his research into the Bush Sr. team’s decision-making re the Persian Gulf War to ‘liberate’ Kuwait (and all those babies in incubators), Jeff Engel explained to an audience at Texas A&M U why the USA did NOT “go to Baghdad” and assassinate Saddam in 1991:

    “[W]hen the study of the decision comes up about whether or not American forces should have continued on to Baghdad in 1991. This was not a discussion within the White House for a very important reason: The ultimate goal or one of the the ultimate goals beyond the liberation of Kuwait was the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. There was a 100 percent certainty on the part of high level American officials that this was going to happen anyway.
    Saddam Hussain had been embarrassed; his own people rising up against him, his own army was out to get him. If he lived weeks it would have been a shock instead of days. 999 times out of 1,000 I think that is exactly how things would have played out, that Saddam would not have survived.
    Unfortunately from the Bush administration’s perspective, George H. W. Bush’s perspective, Saddam rolled the dice and made it. But I think that given the question and those odds again I suspect they would take the same bet again.

    USA has repeatedly “rolled the dice” under the delusion that if a people is sufficiently oppressed, they will topple their own leader and run to the sheltering arms of Americans.

    They have rolled snake-eyes every. single. time.

    Assad is still in power.
    So are Iran’s Islamic leaders.
    Libya is in leaderless chaos.
    Hezbollah is stronger than ever.
    The people of Gaza have not surrendered — in the course of decades of inhuman deprivation, the assassination of Arafat, people of Palestine have not run to the sheltering arms of Israel.

    The goal in Germany, as the goal in Iran, was and is for the total destruction of the state, culture, and soul of the people.

    Those people who resist capitulation in the face of “rape, starvation, firebombing, etc.” do so precisely in order to “keep their . . .sane, moral, and decent . . . souls intact.”

    Next up: Drag Queen Story hours at a nursery school in your neighborhood, while US Congress votes, TODAY, on legislation to provide grant money for holocaust education, and to mandate same in those remote corners or the world where it has not yet polluted the “sane, moral and decent souls” of our children.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Alfred
  78. utu says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    “…it looks like Hitler actually did ok the assassinations of the three Allied leaders in Tehran in 1943. The plot was foiled by NKVD counter-intelligence work.” – . Pure fiction seeded by NKVD’s disinformation in search of drama and self-glorification.

    An alleged German plan to assassinate the Tehran conference in 1943 is known as the company Weitsprung. The plan of the assassination was popularized after the Second World War to this day through Russian media as well as depictions in films and agent novels. Historians assume that such a plan never existed, but that the Soviet reports were part of a disinformation campaign by the NKVD or later the KGB. – German Wiki

    In various versions of the “Operation Long Jump” (Weitsprung) story Otto Skorzeny is cast in a prominent role however in his memoirs he denied existence of the operation or company Weitsprung.

  79. fnn says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    And obviously, it’s not like the Germans cared about rules of war on the Eastern Front, as the 3.5M (out of 5.5M) Soviet POWs who died in their captivity would attest.

    Stalin wanted them all dead, and for some reason the Germans decided to mostly play along:
    https://www.ihr.org/jhr/v14/Teplyakov.html

    During the war, the Germans made repeated attempts through neutral countries and the International Committee of the Red Cross to reach mutual agreement on the treatment of prisoners by Germany and the USSR. As British historian Robert Conquest explains in his book Stalin: Breaker of Nations, the Soviets adamantly refused to cooperate:

    “When the Germans approached the Soviets, through Sweden, to negotiate observance of the provisions of the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war, Stalin refused. The Soviet soldiers in German hands were thus unprotected even in theory. Millions of them died in captivity, through malnutrition or maltreatment. If Stalin had adhered to the convention (to which the USSR had not been a party) would the Germans have behaved better? To judge by their treatment of other ‘Slav submen’ POWs (like the Poles, even surrendering after the [1944] Warsaw Rising), the answer seems to be yes. (Stalin’s own behavior to [Polish] prisoners captured by the Red Army had already been demonstrated at Katyn and elsewhere [where they were shot].”

    Another historian, Nikolai Tolstoy, affirms in The Secret Betrayal:

    “Hitler himself urged Red Cross inspection of [German] camps [holding Soviet prisoners of war]. But an appeal to Stalin for prisoners’ postal services received a reply that clinched the matter: ‘There are no Soviet prisoners of war. The Soviet soldier fights on till death. If he chooses to become a prisoner, he is automatically excluded from the Russian community. We are not interested in a postal service only for Germans’.”

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
  80. Ron Unz says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Good stuff Ron, but you should really break these up into smaller articles. In fact, this is so long one could almost conclude you’d rather people not read it.

    That’s a reasonable criticism, but consider the argument on the other side…

    My two most important conclusions are that the Israeli Mossad was probably behind both the JFK Assassination and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While such provocative claims may not raise too many eyebrows within the “conspiracy community,” they would surely be received with extreme skepticism by most mainstream readers. Therefore, I felt it necessary to buttress these arguments with an enormous amount of analysis and supporting evidence, as well as emphasizing a very widespread historical pattern of similar previous activities that increase the plausibility of my case.

    Another point is that the books I am discussing and summarizing probably total well over 2 million words, with just the core half-dozen or so easily running a million words or more. So it’s hardly unreasonable to allocate over 25,000 words to do justice to such a huge quantity of complex and controversial material.

    Sending out a few provocative Tweets is obviously different than attempting to provide a serious analysis of some important aspects of the last three generations of American post-war history.

  81. refl says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    I was rather insinuating a specially Zionist attempt. Finally, they were the first to declare war on Germany, when others had positive views of Hitler.

    Famously, the British had denied the German opposition help in their coup attempt of juli 20th, 1944.

    Eugen Gerstenmaier, lateron leading Christian democrat politician, who was involved, said, that in the opposition against Hitler they had failed to understand, that the war was never against fascism, but against Germany.

    Just as it took Russians decades to understand that the Cold War was never on communism but on Russia.

    I do not want to enter into a comparison of the two, but it should make one think what all the democracy blablabla is about.

  82. Jake says:

    “There we are told of Mossad’s utter horror at the numerous deep secrets that Ostrovsky was preparing to reveal, which led its top leadership to formulate a plan to assassinate him. Ostrovsky only survived because Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who had formerly spent decades as the Mossad assassination chief, vetoed the proposal on the grounds that “We don’t kill Jews.” Although this reference is brief and almost hidden, I regard it as providing considerable support for Ostrovsky’s general credibility.”

    How can someone deemed a Jew forego Jewish status? Telling the truth about the Mossad does not do the trick.

    A person who is a Jew by Talmudic/Rabbinic injunction foregoes Jewish status if he becomes a Christian in the sense of historic, pre-Modern Christianity.

    If Ron Unz were to convert to Russian Orthodoxy or Latin Mass Catholicism, there would be a green light to kill him. If they could pull it off, they’d arrange to have people swear it was neo-Confederates who killed Ron Unz because they hate Jews because of race.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Omegabooks
  83. Ron Unz says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    I would be interested in seeing Ron’s source for the claim that Hitler rejected the idea of assassinating Soviet leaders

    Sure, David Irving briefly mentions it in the introduction to his Hitler book, and I remember that a year or two I read his longer discussion of the matter somewhere, though I can’t currently track it down:

    https://www.unz.com/book/david_irving__hitlers-war/#p_4_16

    I’d regard Irving as an extremely authoritative source on such matters:

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/the-remarkable-historiography-of-david-irving/

    Consider enormous resources that Deborah Lipstadt deployed in her late 1990s libel trial against Irving. Surely if there were any flaws in that Irving claim about Hitler, her army of researchers would have found them, and made it the absolute centerpiece of her attack on his credibility, yet she never challenged it. The dog that didn’t bark…

    PS. Now that I’ve done some (superficial) Google/Wiki research, it looks like Hitler actually did ok the assassinations of the three Allied leaders in Tehran in 1943. The plot was foiled by NKVD counter-intelligence work.

    By contrast, I’d regard Wikipedia as an exceptionally unreliable source on controversial topics, especially those involving World War II, and the same might easily be true for much of the (self-promoting) material found in the Soviet NKVD archives:

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

    It’s also the first time I hear that assassinating enemy political leaders during wartime is contrary to the rules of war.

    Well, I’m hardly an expert on international law, but I have a strong impression that assassinations of that sort were absolutely prohibited after the Peace of Westphalia regularized the laws of warfare, and were soon regarded as totally unthinkable.

    Consider that Napoleon was utterly demonized for most of a generation by Britain and his other adversaries in their life-and-death struggle over Europe, while his place in Imperial France was so unique and pivotal that his elimination would have had greater impact than that of almost any other historical leader. Yet I’ve never heard of any claim that any of the allied countries even considered assassinating him. Again, the dog that didn’t bark.

  84. @9/11 Inside job

    John Lear is a pilot and son of William Lear the developer of the Lear Jet and John said no planes were involved and his videos on this can be seen on youtube.

    No planes and no missiles were used on the pentagram, see April Gallops youtube interviews, she said she was working at the pentagram on 911 and in the area of the blast and walked out through the hole and there were no plane or missile parts, it was a prewired demolition.

  85. Anonymous[291] • Disclaimer says:

    Another amazing article.

  86. Rurik says:
    @Ron Unz

    Sending out a few provocative Tweets is obviously different than attempting to provide a serious analysis of some important aspects of the last three generations of American post-war history.

    “some important aspects’, Mr. Unz?

    Your gift for understatement is as great as your encyclopedic mind.

    Those ‘important aspects’ of American history, are as seminal to our current era as WWI, the Treaty of Versailles, or ‘The Corridor’ – WWII, and communism, were to the last century.

    >>><<<

    9/11 changed my life. It altered it irrevocably. I knew then what they had in mind, and that the whole point of 9/11 was to turn this new century, full of hope – into a slaughter-fest to match ((their)) efforts of the last century.

    If left to our own devices, people don't slaughter and maim and torture each other. At least Westerners don't. We have to have corrupt leaders, and psychopathic men behind the curtain, orchestrating the horrors and the deliberate madness.

    As they said in their own words, without a 'Pearl Harbor like catalyzing event' they'd never get Americans to go off and slaughter their well-earned enemies.

    What you're doing is not just analysis of 'some important aspects of history', but flaying open their offal of falsehoods, by providing an erudite, iron-clad, scholarly and well-researched alternative to their lies.

    I don't see Walt and Mearsheimer possessing the intellectual nads to take on the 'traditional enemies of free speech', (as David Irving calls them), and write about what really happened on 9/11. Lots and lots of people have smarts, Sir. Very few indeed have the integrity, cajones and iron will, to follow their smarts down verboten paths where 'thou shall not go’.

    Kudos to you Sir. You’re up there with the greats.

    • Agree: Kali
  87. fnn says:
    @Zorropisa

    IIRC, Palme was something of a charismatic international celebrity. That could be why (in the context of his political positions) he was eliminated.

    • Agree: Alfred
  88. Ron Unz says:
    @Jake

    Yitzhak Shamir, who had formerly spent decades as the Mossad assassination chief, vetoed the proposal on the grounds that “We don’t kill Jews.” Although this reference is brief and almost hidden, I regard it as providing considerable support for Ostrovsky’s general credibility.”

    Actually, Shamir’s quoted statement should hardly be taken to suggest any sort of absolute rule. For example, as I mention in my article, during the 1930s he himself had assassinated his main rival in his small Zionist faction, while the faction itself had assassinated the top Zionist leader in Palestine. I also emphasized the strong suspicions that his ideological camp later orchestrated the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Rabin.

    However, it’s certainly true that the killing of Jews was regarded as far more distasteful than the killing of Gentiles.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Antiwar7
    , @Jake
  89. utu says:
    @Ron Unz

    https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/law/lawreviews/journals/bciclr/26_1/01_TXT.htm

    I. International Law on Assassinations in Wartime

    One of the primary challenges of any analysis of assassination is reaching a clear definition of the term. There is a remarkable lack of legal uniformity in its use, as different studies employ different interpretations.6 For example, one leading law review article lists 11 separate definitions in an effort to be comprehensive.7 This lack of shared meaning is especially evident in an analysis of assassination during wartime, for it is here that a common sense understanding is the most misleading. The media’s continuing misuse of the word could easily lead one to the conclusion that the specific, deliberate, and premeditated killing of one particular person during wartime would qualify as assassination. However, as explained below, such an act fails to qualify as assassination because it is perfectly legal under the laws of war.8 In the context of armed conflict, the term applies only to a relatively narrow spectrum of killings where the death of one person is accomplished by means expressly prohibited by the international conventions that regulate war.9

    [MORE]

    The acceptability of assassination as a wartime strategy has persisted for hundreds of years, but the formulation of a body of law dedicated to it only began during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.10 Earlier rules for the conduct of warfare had been based mostly on Christian theology and focused on the requirements of a just war—jus ad bellum—in which Christians could participate with a [*PG5]clear conscience.11 Beginning in the early modern period, however, these principles were to take a more secular shift. War began to be viewed and accepted as a natural tool of international politics, and the custom of waging it became more responsive to practical, rather than religious, requirements.12 The law of armed conflict developed from the study of jus ad bellum to the formulation of a utilitarian customary law of war, jus in bello.13 Although these principles were not codified in any international treaties, they were widely recognized, and most combatants observed them as best they could unless military necessity dictated otherwise.14 Under these customary rules, an unprovoked killing in peacetime was considered immoral, but the assassination of a military leader during times of conflict was accepted as entirely legitimate, and even praised as exemplary.15 Some observers remarked on this apparent disparity; Voltaire was known to have quipped that “killing a man is murder unless you do it to the sound of trumpets.”16

    As the customary practice of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries clearly limited assassination to times of war, study of the subject focused not on when a leader could be killed, but instead on the manner in which it could be done. Great scholarly emphasis was placed on preserving the “honor of arms,” a tradition that maintained that the death of an enemy commander could be engineered in any manner that was not treacherous.17 The studies of Hugo Grotius in 1625 were characteristic of the developing utilitarian approach to the conduct of war, and his definition of treachery serves as one of the major influences on the historical precedent.18 He wrote that a lord could be attacked at any time and place, so long as the assassin breached no trust.19 There was an important distinction, Grotius argued, between a death achieved through an impersonal attack, and one resulting from the treachery of those “who violate an express or tacit obligation of good faith, as subjects resorting to violence against a king, vassals against a lord, [and] soldiers against whom they serve [*PG6]. . . .”20 He also condemned the practice of offering a reward for the head of an enemy, or other means of “purchasing” victory, as such tactics encouraged treachery within the ranks.21 Held out as an example of a legitimate killing was the act of Charlemagne’s father, Pepin the Short, who swam across the Rhine to kill an enemy commander as he slept in his camp.22 In Grotius’s opinion, this attack was not treacherous because the enemy prince did not know Pepin, and did not extend to him any trust or faith.

    Grotius also held that the waging of war was a natural right of kings, and suggested that the legal protections that shielded lords from treachery extended only as far as the sovereignty of the state.23 In contrast, using treachery to kill robbers and pirates, who were without the protections of sovereignty, was more acceptable. Although not entirely free of moral blame, the practice went “unpunished among nations by reason of hatred of those against whom it is practiced.

  90. utu says:
    @Ron Unz

    https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/law/lawreviews/journals/bciclr/26_1/01_TXT.htm

    B. Development and Application of the Modern Wartime Rule

    The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 produced a number of major international instruments, including the Convention on the Law and Customs of War on Land.35 Although modeled on earlier works, this treaty was the first multinational codification of [*PG8]the laws of land combat to be adopted.36 Article 23(b) of the annex to this convention stated that “[t]he right of belligerents to adopt means of injuring the enemy is not unlimited, it is especially forbidden . . . to kill or wound treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army.”37 This article is now held to embody the customary rule of treachery,38 and is widely interpreted to re-link the practice of treachery with the act of assassination.

    [MORE]

    Both the Hague IV Convention and the laws of war permit attacks upon valid military targets at any time or place.39 What is included in the category of “targets,” however, is broader than just troops in the field. Noncombatants and civilians can be designated a valid target if they are sufficiently involved in the war effort.40 For example, any civilian who directly participates in hostilities would be equivalent, for targeting purposes, to a combatant. Although the exact level of involvement necessary for a civilian to become a valid target has not been fully defined legally,41 it is usually viewed as being a decision in practice based on context. Civilians who work directly to conduct the war, or occupy a role normally held by a soldier, are valid targets. There is also a legal consensus that a civilian head of state who serves as commander-in-chief of the armed forces falls within this category.42 Other civilians who occupy positions of special importance or significance—such as weapons development—that are more valuable to their government in their current role than any contribution they could have made on the front lines, are similarly subject to attack.43

    It is important to note that the Article 23(b) ban on treachery does not preclude the use of either stealth or surprise, and does nothing to change the basic rule that combatants are still legally subject to attack at any time or place.44 Modern revisions to the U.S. Army’s field manual state that “[Article 23(b)] does not preclude attacks on indi[*PG9]vidual soldiers or officers of the enemy whether in the zone of hostilities, occupied territory, or elsewhere.”45 The annotations to the manual also suggest that the most recent revisions to the principle are also “not [intended] to foreclose activity by resistance movements, paratroops, and other belligerents who may attack individual persons.”46 Scholars such as JM Spaight echo these conclusions, pointing out that “treachery must clearly be distinguished from dashes made at a ruler or commander by an individual or a little band of individuals who come as open enemies.”47 It must not, he continues, “be confounded with surprises, stratagems, or ambushes, which are allowable.”48

    Later conventions on the law of war have further defined and expanded modern treachery-based interpretations. The International Committee of the Red Cross’s Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, states in Article 37 of Protocol I:

    It is prohibited to kill, injure or capture an adversary by resort to perfidy. Acts inviting the confidence of an adversary to lead him to believe that he is entitled to, or is obliged to accord, protection under the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, with intent to betray that confidence, shall constitute perfidy.49

    This additional rule takes the protections against assassination in Article 23(b) of the Hague IV Annex and expands them by adding perfidy as an entirely new component of prohibited treachery.50 Perfidy is the act of convincing the enemy he is protected under the laws of war, with the intent of later betraying his confidences.51 Examples include a false indication of willingness to negotiate under truce or surrender flag, playing incapacity to fight by wounds, faking non-combatant status, or falsifying other protected status by signs, emblems or uniforms—such as U.N. blue helmets.5

  91. Omegabooks says: • Website

    Great post Ron Unz! And about that Rabin assassination–in the Netflix movie “Rabin: The Last Day” is shown future PM Netanyahu calling for Rabin’s murder at a Jerusalem rally some time before Rabin’s Tel Aviv rally (which was supposedly attended also by “Arab-Israelis”). But Israeli journalist (the late) Barry Chamish in his book “Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?” claims Amir (the “lone gunman”) did not do it (though he did shoot at Rabin), and that Rabin was likely murdered at the hospital he was brought to. And the assassination was planned by some head of some Mossad sub-agency.

    And I am sure you have some knowledge of the Talmudic origins of this “rise and kill first” mentality. Unfortunately, the Bible’s Old Testament (when God told the Israelites to kill the Canaanites, etc. in Exodus) seems to verify this mindset, leading me to wonder if the Old Testament was mistranslated or something, and Talmudism uses to to justify their evil deeds.

  92. @Ron Unz

    Although Irving was indeed a very good discoverer of information that was at that time hitherto unknown, he was also undoubtedly not a cool, rational and unbiased historian and one can see this in his works. Although I would argue his pro-Hitler partisanship lead to a lot of good material and narratives, it can also be said that perhaps he let these feelings get the better of him.

    I can find no source in Hitler’s War confirming that claim that Hitler rejected Canaris’ proposal for a ‘targeted killing’ (in modern parlance) of Red Army leaders.

    On the other side of the coin, there does seem to be evidence suggesting that there was a general aversion to assassinations by the Germans, in Irving’s Accident: The Death of General Sikorsky (http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/Accident/1967.pdf) , we can find the following on page 163

    Nor was this all, for it appears that there were deep-rooted objections to any German attempts at assassination: when for example the German Army General Staff had privately appealed to Lahousen’s superior, Admiral Canaris, for a sabotage attack on the Russian military headquarters, Canaris had visited the German General Staff’s headquarters and refused outright. “In this connection,” Lahousen had recorded in his diary on February 2, 1943, “the Department Head [Canaris] has expressly forbidden Abwehr II [i.e., sabotage] attacks directed against individual personages, on principle.”[24]

    Nor was Canaris the only one opposed to political assassinations as a device of war, for after German forensic experts had determined that the apparently natural death of King Boris of Bulgaria in August 1943 had in fact been caused by a poison, apparently of Soviet origin, Hitler took the opportunity in private of commenting that
    he had never understood why his enemies sought to fight with means like these, when he had never had an enemy statesman murdered in his life.[27] Hitler, of course, had most to lose if a general war of assassination were to be encouraged against unpopular heads of state.

    Looking at the footnotes on page 202 we can find the following

    24. Diary of General Erwin Lahousen February 2, 1943.

    27. German Foreign Office archives: Schmidt protocols of Führer conferences

    But his also seemingly contradicts what was written in Hitler’s War where is was stated that Admiral Canaris proposed assassination to Hitler, but in Accident: The Death of General Sikorsky Irving says Canaris opposed the plans to sabotage the Soviet military HQ?

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Johnny Rico
  93. tanabear says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    The timing of collapses is of course consistent with the importance of weight of floors plus gravity.

    No. The official explanation for the “collapse” of the towers(WTC1,2) is “Crush-down, Crush-up”. This idea was promoted by Zdenek Bazant in papers published in the Journal of Engineering Mechanics. The words used are very important. People understand that “collapse” and “crush” are describing two separate phenomenon. When something collapses the supports that hold a structure up give way and it comes crashing down. This is not the explanation of what happened to Towers 1 and 2. The explanation is that the upper floors(12 stories for WTC1) crushed the lower 98 floors without itself being damaged, then after crushing the lower 98 floors, the upper block of 12 stories experiences a “crush-up” when it hits the rubble pile.

    If I have to tell you why this is absurd you need to think it through a bit more.

  94. @Jake

    Jake, some guy named Nathaniel Kapner, a Jew, converted to either Russian or Syrian Orthodoxy and the Mossad hasn’t killed him yet….and he isn’t just some fly on the wall either. He’s been exposing Talmudic garbage for at least the length of time I’ve had the Internet. In other words, about 20 years before I even heard of Ron Unz! Nor have they murdered Steven Ben-Nun or his wife Jana, of the channel Israeli News Live, they too former Israelis converted to belief on Christ…they are some of the biggest exposers of the evil Noahide Laws that claim when “ha Mossiach” returns (aka the anti-Christ) all Christians will decapitated and all gentiles enslaved. And Ron Unz is still around also, and unless I miss my guess Unz is still Jewish.

    • Replies: @Republic
  95. Trinity says:

    My better half was watching television aka the idiot box in the next room today and I heard a (((news channel))) mentioning it was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps at Auschwitz. Personally I watch about an average of 2 hours a week on that idiot box. Anyhow I couldn’t help but hear (((they))) had presented yet another “holocaust” survivor to tell his tales of the day he was liberated from the concentration camp. Seventy-five years? Will we still be hearing and seeing “holocaust” survivors tell their stories 25 years from now. I wasn’t watching the television but just by doing the math, how many actual “holocaust” survivors would even still be alive today? I know that I can’t remember anything that happened to me in the first 5 years of my life and that is probably true for most humans even those who endure some sort of tragic event in their life. For instance, I was hit by a car when I was about 5 ( not hurt, just a few scrapes, the poor old lady was probably creeping along at 15 mph down a residential street.) I can’t remember a damn thing about that day. Hell, even the youngest of these survivors has to be in their 80’s and we all know how the memory really starts going at that age.

    Anyhow, the only thing the “holocaust” has to do with this article is that despite all the evidence out there that might point to Jews being behind these events like JFK, 9-11, USS Liberty, the average person can’t or won’t dare make the connection for fear of being labeled some sort of “Nazi” who hates Jews because they are Jews. Is there anyone out there who still believes the FAKE 9-11 narrative?

  96. refl says:
    @Ship Track

    As a matter of fact, in Germany even the slightest mention of being a “Nazi” will make anyone shreek and bending over in mindless apologies.
    The present psychological breakdown of German society is probably very much due to the Zionists finally cashing in on the psychosis that they have long been generating.

    It is quite believable that security officials get their training in Israel. ‘Adore a Jew’ is the recipe for mental peace, above all if one makes a career in the German security apparatus, while starting controversies means a headache or even problems for ones superiors.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  97. @Omegabooks

    “…Unfortunately, the Bible’s Old Testament (when God told the Israelites to kill the Canaanites, etc. in Exodus) seems to verify this mindset, leading me to wonder if the Old Testament was mistranslated or something, and Talmudism uses to to justify their evil deeds…”

    As long as you really believe “God” delivered messages to that rogue tribe of yore, you must be wondering if immoral passages in the Old Testament were “mistranslated”.

    • Replies: @ukerry
  98. Rurik says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Have you thought this through, Rurik?

    Yes S2C, and the words that come to mind, are from a book by Pat Buchannan I remember reading long ago. (I don’t remember which one).

    ‘Whom the God would destroy’,

    ‘he quoted Prometheus, in Longfellow’s “The Masque of Pandora”

    ..They first would make mad’.

    The reason he mustered that quote, was due to Hitler’s (dubious) decision to declare war on the United States.

    What happened to Germany in 1918 when German leaders agreed to an armistice?

    Yes, of course you have a very good point. But many, like some Nazi officers who tried to assassinate Hitler, figured there was a way to a negotiated peace, that could have avoided the post-war horrors.

    If you’re right, and Germany was doomed, no matter what, then perhaps it wouldn’t have mattered.

    But we all know what happened to Germany (and Eastern Europe) following the war. It was nearly as bad as it could have been. And no doubt, if left to the tender mercies of Stalin or Morgenthau, there might not be an ethnic German alive today on the European continent.

    But cooler heads prevailed, and Germany still exists, (at least for a little while).

    My premise is that once it was clear that the war was lost, then perhaps Germany should have surrendered to the Allies, and tried to make nice with Patton, or some sane leaders, (knowing the nature of Perfidious, and all), and because many Americans had German ancestry , and were not all that keen to see their kinfolk starved or raped or burned to death, there might have been some shred of hope for decent treatment. Which the Marshall Plan, sort of belatedly was, no?

    IOW, if it would have spared German cities being burned and the atrocities writ large all over Germany and beyond- with the death or internment (Napoleon-like perhaps) of Hitler, then I’d have been all for it. But I don’t have a crystal ball to know what would have happened.

    • Replies: @refl
  99. utu says:
    @Just passing through

    No contradiction if the event described in Hitler’s War took place before the event described in Accident: The Death of General Sikorsky

  100. @Alfred

    The treasonous Palme may have been assassinated for his support of Palestinians, after all, his usefulness was over. He had already killed Sweden with his whole hearted support and introduction of the Zionist backed multiculturalism project in Sweden

  101. Republic says:
    @Alfred

    Palme was the first Swedish prime minister to push for multiculturalism and open borders, a real race traitor!

  102. Concise. Thanks for the article.

  103. Trinity says:
    @refl

    In my earlier post I described how (((the networks))) are making sure everyone watching knows that today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps at Auschwitz. Thou shalt have no human tragedy or genocide above the “holocaust.” Turks aren’t constantly reminded of the Armenian Genocide, Jews surely aren’t reminded of their leading role in introducing “communism” aka Zionism to Russia, China, Cuba, etc, and they surely aren’t made to feel guilty 24/7 about the Holodomor. Even the white man doesn’t have to be reminded of the American Indian Genocide 24/7/365 for decades. Even if you believe the “official narrative” of the “holocaust” to the t, do you have enough brain matter to know that Hitler feared the Jews/Communist taking over Germany and perhaps doing the same thing to the Germans that the Bolsheviks did to the Ukrainians and other Eastern Europeans. One can only imagine how much indoctrination on the “holocaust” the average German must have to endure when you consider that even Americans, “the good guys” have to made to somehow feel guilty as well. Americans have to know something is not right about 9-11, even neo-Commie, Fox News had to report on the five dancing Israelis, but after that story was discarded ASAP, even people who should know better didn’t question the “official narrative.” Lord knows the average American can’t endure being labeled a “Nazi”, an “anti-Semite” or a “racist.”

    Even serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer was more ashamed of being labeled a “racist” when it was pointed out that the majority of his victims were nonwhite instead of feeling guilt or shame of murdering and then cannibalizing his victims. One can only imagine how many SJWs and cuckolds dominate Germany’s political scene. Living in America doesn’t seem as bad when considering what Europe and Germany has become.

    • Replies: @FLgeezer
    , @Mark Gobell
  104. @Adrian

    A revolt or rebellion is an attack/insurrection against the government, irrespective of the type of government. It has always been illegal, and “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters existed for centuries. An assassination is criminal, but the killing of a criminal is not necessarily an assassination.
    It should be noted that the financial backers of Prince William were the descendants of those who were “forced” to leave Spain during the Inquisition, and the forefathers of those who financed Cromwell and the 1690 version of Prince William of Orange.

    • Replies: @Adrian
  105. ANON[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    “and the German magazine Die Zeit, co-edited by the distinguished scholar Josef Joffe, recently reported:
    “Apparently the [Israeli] agents were not interested in military or industrial facilities, but were shadowing a number of suspects, who were later involved in the terrorist attacks against the US.”
    Die Zeit cites a report of the French intelligence agency:
    “According to the FBI, Arab terrorists and suspected terror cells lived in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as in Miami and Hollywood, Florida from December 2000 to April 2001 in direct proximity to the Israeli spy cells. According to the report, the Mossad agents were interested in the leader of the terrorists, Mohammed Atta and his key accomplice, Marwan al-Shehi. Both lived in Hamburg before they settled in Hollywood, Florida in order to plan the attacks. A Mossad team was also operating in the same town.”
    The leader, Hanan Serfati, had rented several dwellings’ that were “Next Door to Mohammed Atta,” as the title of the article by Oliver Schrom put it. ‘Everything indicates that the terrorists were constantly observed by the Israelis.’ Schrom writes:
    ‘The chief Israeli agent was staying right near the post office where the terrorists had a mailbox. The Mossad also had its sights on Atta’s accomplice Khalid al-Midhar, with whom the CIA was also familiar, but allowed to run free.’”
    In detailing these allegations, I was not “conspiracy-theorizing,” but merely reporting facts. Are the edtiors at Fox News, Salon, and Die Zeit in on some sort of plot to defame the state of Israel? Are they all, along with Tim Russert, part of a Vast Anti-Semitic Conspiracy?
    As for my “broad hints” that the anthrax attacks were the work of “an American Jewish scientist” with political views similar to Frum’s, he is here referring to a number of columns I wrote on the strange career of Colonel Philip Zack, the subject of a series of articles in the Hartford Courant. Zack worked at Ft. Detrick’s U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, had accesss to bio-engineered toxins, and was videotaped sneaking into the facility at night with the aid of an accomplice, according to the Courant [January 21, 2002] Zack, in addition, had a problem with Arabs, and was part of a clique that harassed Arab employees of the facility, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the victims, Dr. Ayaad Assaad.
    http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j032203.html

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  106. @refl

    Actually, it wasn’t the Zionists who declared war, it was the World Jewish Congress. As Edwin Black described in The Transfer Agreement, https://www.amazon.com/Transfer-Agreement-25th-Anniversary-Dramatic-Palestine/dp/0914153137 the Zionists in Germany were opposed to the WJC declaration and worked with the NSDAP to get people and property out of Germany. A medal was struck to commemorate the co-operation
    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/239848

    I will not comment on the narrative contained in the latter link. I think the disconnect is obvious.

    • Replies: @refl
  107. Rurik says:
    @AaronB

    It’s a remarkable fact that elite Westerners were so critical of the old, white America, before Jews came to power.

    You make that blanket, asinine statement based on three quotes?

    This is a reply I sent to utu, but the software kicked it out. So I send it to you instead.

    “All the other stuff, the love, the democracy, the floundering into lust, is a sort of by-play. The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” – D. H. Lawrence

    But in comparison to Perfidious Albion; D. H. Lawrence’s country- (Boer war concentration camps, Treaty of Versailles starvation and betrayal of Germany) it looks pretty darn saintly.

    “Nothing conceivable is so petty, so insipid, so crowded with paltry interests, in one word, so anti-poetic, as the life of a man in the United States.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

    Anyone who’s read Victor Hugo, understands all too well the nature of the French at the time. And why so many ordinary French men and women were driven to build those wonderful machines with the blade that drops on insipid, arrogant aristocrats, so full of their own puffed up, callous vanity. I hardly feel the French are the ones to lecture Americans for being ‘anti-poetic’. Whose jets were bombing the snot out of Libya, just recently?

    “I never knew what it was to feel disgust and contempt till I travelled in America.” – Charles Dickens

    I’ve read Charles Dickens. I remember the eloquent way he’d describe life in ‘Merry Olde’ at the time. One narrative stands out from memory, when an Englishman decided that a street urchin was unsuited as a pick-pocket, so he cut off his arms, stuck them in hot ‘pitch’ to stop the bleeding, so the boy would make a more profitable beggar, thus crippled.

    I find it rather myopic, that a man who could write of the hard streets of England at the time, never felt actual “disgust”, until he came to America.

    Yes, there’s something in the quintessential American character that is violent, and perhaps intertwined with the American Indian, the Negro, and the ‘Old West’, and ‘Civil’ and other wars, not to mention the Industrial Revolution and class wars. An European I know, saw me throwing hatchets at a dead tree once, and remarked at how much we were influenced by the Indians. Canadians too!

    But as bloody and violent and given to folly as Americans no doubt are, the only one’s who’re demonstrably worse are Europeans, and Russians, and really everyone else.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  108. @utu

    A slave state is the natural outcome of Satanism, whether ideological or religious.

  109. FLgeezer says:
    @Trinity

    Today is the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. And what is Minnesota Classical Public Radio
    featuring? ‘Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words’. Mozart was apparently just
    another insignificant goy. If you think otherwise, direct your contributions elsewhere.

  110. Republic says:
    @Omegabooks

    re:

    Jake, some guy named Nathaniel Kapner, a Jew, converted to either Russian or Syrian Orthodoxy and the Mossad hasn’t killed him yet….and he isn’t just some fly on the wall either. He’s been exposing Talmudic garbage for at least the length of time I’ve had the Internet.

    Nathaniel Kapner is known as Brother Nathaniel posts on realjewnews.com. He used to have an utube channel but the ADL got him banned.

    here is a recent interview with Adam Green of Know More News on bitchute

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/1FfpORiyo39H/

  111. Rurik says:
    @9/11 Inside job

    but it makes a lot of sense when it appears that many of the false flag/staged -deceptions/hoaxes/psyops on American soil involve pre-recorded videos of the”event” and crisis actors

    If you’ve seen the video of the Christchurch, New Zealand ‘shooting’, there are more anomalies and flat out absurdities than you can shake a stick at. Bullet casings that disappear, victims that put on socks after their bodies are ‘riddled with bullets’, and so forth.

    One wonders, if some of the anomalies are done on purpose, to distract.

    I was going to refer this reply to the Unz 9/11 thread, but I see this is the thread that’s there, so I’ll post it here.

    I’ve seen the photo, video of the plane melding into the facade of the tower so many times, that I wonder if the CIA didn’t put it out themselves. Isn’t Lear an admitted “former” CIA?

    The main reason, (other than there would have been literally tens of thousands of witnesses to the second plane, with their eyes and ears all pealed at the sky), was the photos of the crash-scars into the buildings themselves. Where you clearly see evidence of something having pushed-in the aluminum cladding into the buildings from the outside – in.

    Those steel girders are bent in, not out.

    The explosions I saw on TV, looked exactly as I’d expect them to, if a large jet struck the buildings, and not at all like a bomb placed on the inside. I suppose a missile could have caused such explosions, with the fireballs coming out the other side, but then what about the wing indentations into the cladding of the buildings?

    I know you’re well-meaning guys, and that there are lots of good-faith truthers who’re convinced of the ‘no planes’ theory, but just possibly it’s a ruse, with all kinds of ‘counter GCI’ being used as a deflection, to cause people to go off into labyrinths that use up their time and energy, to ultimately cross purposes.

    At the end of the day, I’m open minded, but I confess that with this particular theory, (no planes), I wish it would slide off into obscurity, because even if it’s ultimately true, (which I doubt), the fact that by definition, it’s calling into question thousands upon thousands of eye witnesses, who all insist they saw the second plane, means that there would have to have been some collective delusion, (which is possible, but insulting to those people).

    FWIW, I’m convinced that the passenger jets, were replaced during their wild flights all over NY and Pennsylvania, with specially outfitted jets, rigged for remote flight, and flown into the towers more or less as the video’s show. But I could be wrong. My only point is that there is sooo much evidence that they lied, that why fixate on the most fantastic of all, that there were not even any planes on that day?

  112. Poco says:
    @AaronB

    I’ve read about that jewish warm and kind emotionalism in the torah and talmud.
    And I understand it from reading, for years now, about political machinations, political assassinations, media manipulations, propaganda, red flag attacks, pornography, blackmail, vulture capitalism, etc. etc… ad nauseam.
    As a youth I gave jews little thought. Felt slightly sorry for the ones that I met because they were so physically incompetent and slow on the uptake. But figured that they were just sorry specimens of Americans. You have disabused me of that. The fact that you post such glib horseshit after an article like this one makes me understand why some people hate your lily-livered guts. By you, I mean you specifically and all the mendacious types like you. I know spitting on the goy gives you a little stiffy but it doesn’t make the jew look good.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  113. Art says:

    For what it is worth.

    Report: FBI Agent Commits ‘Suicide’ After Allegedly Discovering Clinton Foundation Looted Billions From Treasury
    By Shane Trejo on 01/26/2020

    A blockbuster report from True Pundit indicates that an FBI agent who committed “suicide” was involved in uncovering a massive Clinton foundation money-laundering conspiracy that allegedly plundered the U.S. Treasury out of billions.

    FBI Special Agent Sal Cincinelli allegedly committed suicide last year in stunning news that shocked his family. Cincinelli was found dead at the Container Bar in Austin, Texas “with at least one gunshot wound” in July 2019. He had quit a life as a high-powered Wall Street trader to join the FBI and help clean up the corrupt financial industry.

    Mike Moore, who writes at True Pundit under the alias Thomas Paine, broke the news on his podcast that Cincinelli may have lost his life due to his work investigating the Clintons.

    https://governmentslaves.news/2020/01/26/report-fbi-agent-commits-suicide-after-allegedly-discovering-clinton-foundation-looted-billions-from-treasury/

    Think Peace

  114. Mark Hunter says: • Website

    As the article says, the usual history books don’t mention the first attempted assassination of Truman that occurred in 1947 (the second, in 1950, was by Puerto Rican Nationalists). And if you place the details on Wikipedia they disappear in short order.

    A good review article with historical background:
    The Attempted Assassination of President Truman

  115. @Rurik

    In my opinion holograms of planes were used, they have had the hologram technology for decades.

    • Replies: @Crazy Horse
    , @Rurik
  116. TKK says:
    @annamaria

    Ron Unz is a shining light for the country suffering from the moral impotence of the American military and government.

    Repellent Sycophant. Quite certain you’ve never met a Jew.

    An illiterate Somali shoe shiner could scribble an article saying Jews Bad! and

    1) Unz would publish it

    2) You sheeple would lap it up and have your circle jerk.

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Not just long word counts.

    • Replies: @Art
    , @annamaria
    , @Kali
  117. Some textual errors:

    Khameini -> Khamenei
    America’s America’s -> America’s
    Pollock -> Pollack
    Ronan -> Ronen
    farther, if we -> farther: if we
    that if once -> that once
    produced in a major -> produced a major
    and every now and a -> and every now and then a
    decided to contacted -> decided to contact
    are often be -> are often
    were not be -> were not
    reaction was being -> reaction was
    given pattern -> given that pattern
    against such the -> against the

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @Mark Hunter
  118. @tanabear

    Christopher Bollyn lumps Zdenek Bazant in with “The gang of Czech Jews around the collapses of 9-11”
    bollynbooks.com
    Bollyn poses the question “Is Zdenek Bazant part of the conspiracy to destroy the World Trade Center? ” And states “Bazant is the Czech Jew who had a scientific paper ready , one day after 9-11
    to provide an explanation for how the Twin Towers were collapsed and pulverized -without explosives[!] …No structure of any size can be crushed by an upper part of itself from top down by gravity…”

  119. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @JackOH

    Exactly Rise and Kill First is an effort to justify extrajudicial murder as a political weapon. In reality it is just another form of terrorism. Hey but what does one expect from the terrorist state of Israel that flushed any morality and decency down the toilet.

    • Agree: Trinity, annamaria
  120. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @Desert Fox

    Actually according to a survey of actual eye witnesses less than 20% actually saw a plane. This was after the media had contaminated the result.

    As you remember no one actually saw a large commercial jet hit Tower 1. Witnesses mostly reported a small twin engined plane which is what was reported to Bush when he was in Florida.

    Holographs weren’t needed. All that was required was video fakery and a few planted “witnesses” who just happened capture the event on video and a complicit media.

    Ask yourself why despite the fact that there were hundreds of security and traffic cameras in the area why none of their footage has ever been released? Same reason they’ve never shown any of the video from most of the cameras surrounding the Pentagon with the exception of two dubious videos taking near the parking lot.

    • Agree: 9/11 Inside job
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  121. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @FB

    typical Unzian whitewashing of the psychopath Shitler…

    Seems right to me:

    Operation Long Jump (German: Unternehmen Weitsprung) was an alleged German plan to simultaneously assassinate Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt, the “Big Three” Allied leaders, at the 1943 Tehran Conference during World War II.[1] The operation in Iran was to be led by SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny of the Waffen SS. A group of agents from the Soviet Union, led by Soviet spy Gevork Vartanian, uncovered the plot before its inception and the mission was never launched.

    And why not? Assassinating opponents is, after all, standard US policy. Why wouldn’t Hitler have had the same idea? For that matter, why not Stalin and Churchill? And, in fact, they did, e.g., Operation Foxley, which would explain why both Hitler and Churchill spent much of their time in deep underground bunkers.

  122. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @FB

    Let’s hope the rest of the twenty seven thousand words doesn’t turn out to be a similar jack in the box guffaw generator…

    he might at least have done a search and delete for “very”, which would have eliminated over a hundred words. But sadly, Ron is impervious to editorial suggestions.

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
    • Replies: @annamaria
  123. The Pentagon had a “terrorism simulation exercise” scheduled for 9/11. This make believe side show, with its own small, controlled explosion, (and photographs of Rumsfeld helping to carry out sham victims) was allowed to become part of the overall illusion of 9/11 as the illusion itself proved to be successful. Temporarily. There were no hijacked airplanes (and therefore no response to hijacked airlines on the part of the Air Force), so no one was killed in the imaginary four airplanes. (An airplane engine was found, but from a 737, bought in a junkyard and dumped on the sidewalk, the day before, next to a construction site, under a shed. This planted engine was “found” like the fake IDs of hijackers were “found,” one at each fake airplane crash site.)

    [MORE]

    Since 17,000 persons were successfully evacuated from the buildings before they were demolished, the number of casualties that day was, comparatively, very few, “not in the thousands.” How many people read out names and then, at the end of a list of fakes, say. according to the script they have been handed, the last was a member of my family? That many people, those few, are doubtless real, but the preceding didn’t exist, and that fact can, and has, been checked. (The FDNY was instructed to not fight the fires, which were actually butane gas, but only evacuate the occupants so the buildings could be blown up quickly after the start of operations before the butane ran out). The point was not to create real victims, but the illusion of victims. That is why the operation began at 8:46 am, fourteen minutes before the doors would have been opened for tourists, at 9 am. The perpetrators were not monsters, after all, but well intentioned “patriots” serving what they think are the interests of their country and their people. You can actually see some of them in the pre-programmed Naudet “documentary.” They are the ones saying they saw a plane. But well intentioned or not, the blood of millions is on their hands, and it stains their compatriots, certainly those who approve of the consequences and profit from the results. The ones however in the news services who played along have no excuse. They are traitors.

    The real casualties, which are now in the millions, came afterwards, starting with the “First Responders” who later became ill and died after vainly searching the toxic rubble for non-existent bodies. And the residents of the metropolitan area who are collateral victims. This is one of the crimes for which Giuliani should be held responsible.

    Only 17,000 occupants of the Word Trade Center came out because only 17,000 were in the buildings at the time. The New York Times said “surprisingly few showed up for work” that day, but the reality was that the buildings were actually 65% vacant because of low demand for office space. This made it easy to plant the explosives in the guise of “renovations” and the non-occupancy made it desirable to dispose of them and instead make money on an insurance fraud shakedown. What are the true occupancy rates of the “Freedom Tower” and the Empire State Building today as businesses move out of the city? (And billionaires move in thinking their multi-million dollar investment homes are safe.) By saying “thousands were killed that day” when in fact casualties were few (most, almost all, of those names read out each year as victims are fakes), a false explanation is always being planted preventing the true understanding to dawn in the mind.

    Doubtless, 9/11 is the biggest false flag of all time, but the Arson of Rome in the year 64 CE was quite a coup for the Zealots in its day. To this day the public thinks that in the case of Rome it was Nero, of all people, or the Christians, of all people. Patsies, Oswald said. The arson of Rome led to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. And the arsons of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in December of 2001, and Notre Dame recently, which are supposed to prepare the public for the destruction of the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa as prelude to the erection of the Third Temple, will, in reality lead to its destruction. Dies irae dies illa solvet saeclum in favilla.

    • Agree: 9/11 Inside job
  124. Saggy says: • Website

    It’s a great article, but unfortunately when you get to 9/11 you go off the rails ….

    Danny Jowenko who was largely ignorant of the 9/11 attacks immediately identified the filmed collapse of WTC Building 7 as a controlled-demolition,

    This leads immediately to obvious absurdities …… let’s take leave of our senses for a moment and assume he was correct. Then we need to explain why the first two buildings came down top first, while WTC7 collapsed from below, if you don’t know what I mean I can provide video, showing that the way the first two buildings collapsed is totally different from the WTC 7 collapse. Then you might think about why the bad guys went to the trouble of flying planes into the first two buildings to disguise the controlled demos, which didn’t look like controlled demos, and didn’t fly one into WTC 7, which arguably did. And you have to ignore all the experts etc. This kind of jumping to conclusions without a shred of real evidence and without even considering the implications of your argument or the counterarguments is just drivel and should be retracted.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
    , @dimples
  125. Antiwar7 says:
    @Ron Unz

    Ron: Can I ask whether you feel personally threatened, if what you wrote is true? I can only hope you have some good reason to not feel that way.

  126. AaronB says:
    @Poco

    This is a rather extreme reaction.

    I quite clearly indicated that Jewish rule has not resulted in a significant moral improvement, which I thought was even handed of me in response to an article that is one of extreme race-baiting against Jews.

    I am also not a racist or an essentialist, so please don’t take my remarks as saying anything essential about whites compared to Jews. Just, at that period in history, American whites had evolved a very cold, technocractic, and amoral culture, and by comparison, at that time, Jewish culture offered something clearly warmer and kinder.

    In 50 years from now, the roles may be reversed. But the quotes utu provided show that white American culture had grown somewhat unsympathetic to elite Western cultural opinion.

    • Replies: @Poco
  127. refl says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Thank you for clarifying. I use the term Zionist in a most general sense, meaning that they promoted the foundation of the Jewish state.
    And in that sense, both groupings worked together. The one forcing the boykott on Germany and the other negotiating but one route of escape for German Jews, which was Palestine. The transfer agreement allowed Jews to emigrate to that one place and be able to convert their property that they had to leave behind into German made goods to be delivered to their destination.

    That is what I get from my reading but maybe you know more details.

  128. HEREDOT says:

    Mossad is the boss of cia and mi6! I’ve never heard of Mossad killing his own people!

  129. @Rurik

    You are slick, Rurik. You are targeted at a special segment, not for everyone. Of course, you can’t take all the credit. You shine because of your team members, like Parfois, and mutual admiration society. It takes a great team to get results.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  130. @Hans

    I like Wally more than you.

    • Replies: @Wally
  131. AaronB says:
    @Rurik

    Absolutely. Its not specific to America, and utu is being rather one-sided. But that is how his mind works – he is a Manichean who always tries to find all evil on one side. That’s just how he thinks. Similar quotes can be found about any Western European capital around that era, and about Russia, Turkey, etc as well. And modern China is hardly any better.

    The point is simply that elite Western cultural opinion had begun to find the new amoral, technocratic, money-centred culture the West has developed as rather appalling and distasteful, and this surely factored in to the self-destructive events that followed, and it surely plays a role in what is happening today in the West.

    You ignore this at your peril.

  132. @Anatoly Karlin

    “…because by late 1944 they believed that Hitler was making poor decisions and as such would be best left in power. That was also a perfectly reasonable decision.”

    Partially explains one of the worst intelligence failures in American history and consequently the greatest battle US military ever fought – Wacht am Rhein.

  133. @Saggy

    A hair divides the false and true. What you really mean to say: If a plane was not necessary to demolish building 7, then planes were not necessary to demolish buildings 1 and 2 either. The difference between the demolition of WTC 1 and 2 from 7, is that 7 did not have holes blown out first. (There were too many holes, actually. WTC 2 had a hole on the surface facing north, when supposedly the plane hit from the south, as if the plane went all the way through, except that only the surface of the building was blown out on the north side in exactly the same shape as the hole in the north side of WTC 1). WTC 1 and 2 had visible fires from the sides of the blown out holes, and dummies being thrown out of windows. Besides, Larry said about building 7: “Let’s pull it” didn’t he? Well, someone said the same of WTC 1 and 2. But you know that.

    • Replies: @Saggy
  134. refl says:
    @Rurik

    My premise is that once it was clear that the war was lost, then perhaps Germany should have surrendered to the Allies, and tried to make nice with Patton, or some sane leaders, (knowing the nature of Perfidious, and all), and because many Americans had German ancestry , and were not all that keen to see their kinfolk starved or raped or burned to death, there might have been some shred of hope for decent treatment. Which the Marshall Plan, sort of belatedly was, no?

    That is the disturbing point. It was clear that Germany could not expect mercy from the Soviet side – not for what communism meant, not for what they themselves had brought on the Russians people and not for the general interethnic hatred in Eastern Europe.

    But still they counted on the West. After all, they saw themselves as the bulwark against Bolshevism. When you look at the record, though, the largest part of the bombing fell into the last year of the war, when the country was already on its knees. Eisenhowers order to no longer treat surrendered Germans as POW is from March 1945, when they started to surrender en masse. The western zones were starved for two years after the war.

    This part of the story is today completely airbrushed. Everything beginns with the Berlin airlift and the Marshall plan.

    To go further, the tin foiled hat people say that WWII is not over to this day. On May, 8th, 1945 the Wehrmacht capitulated, but no civilian government could ever sign a peace. The capitulation states that terms of peace would later still be laid upon Germany by the United Nations (then not even founded). These terms do not exist to this day. Instead, the constitution of the Federal Republic have been cowritten by the western victors and have made the country ungovernable. To this day, German governments have no say on the American bases on German soil.

    The parliament of the disfunctional state of Irak has recently voted that the US military should leave, thus at least exposing their hypocrisy. The formidably democratic state that is the Federal Republic of Germany would crack, if only the mention was made that such a demand is possible.

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    , @James N. Kennett
  135. Saggy says: • Website
    @ploni almoni

    A hair divides the false and true. What you really mean to say: If a plane was not necessary to demolish building 7, then planes were not necessary to demolish buildings 1 and 2 either.

    No, that’s not what I said. We start with our assumption: Assume that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolitions. Then, ask, what was the purpose of the airplanes? Reason to conclude the purpose of the airplanes was to disguise the controlled demolitions. But, they didn’t fly one in WTC 7, they must have forgot. but that is absurd. So, from our assumptions, and sound reasoning, we’ve reached an absurdity.

    Therefore, unless our reasoning was faulty, i.e. the purpose of the airplanes was not to disguise the CDs, then our assumption must be wrong. And, given our assumption, the only possible reason for the airplanes was to disguise the CDs, so our reasoning was not faulty.

    Therefore our assumption must be wrong.

  136. Rurik says:
    @ploni almoni

    It takes a great team to get results.

    Here, here.

    And it’s simply results I think we’re all after:

    A repudiation of the Eternal Wars for Israel, and for our troops to come marching home.

    A repudiation of the treasons like NDAA, “Patriot Act’, and all other acts of treason against our Constitution, and our God-given rights, codified therein.

    An actual investigation, to bring to justice the most egregious actors: Larry Silverstein, Dick Cheney, Robert Mueller, Dov Zakheim, Giuliani, et al..

    Then there are the myriad acts of contrition we as Americans must acknowledge, for having been used as dupes and fools, though our collective gullibility, to murder, maim and displace millions upon millions of innocent people the world over. Afghans, Pakistanis, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Russians and Ukrainians, Yemenis, Palestinians, Iranians, Venezuelans, Bolivians and God know how many others have been butchered or menaced or displaced, by my government having gone full-blown blood-spattered goon, in the service of Zion.

    This was interesting, I thought.

    The perpetrators were not monsters, after all, but well intentioned “patriots” serving what they think are the interests of their country and their people.

    Even if they were serving their interests, by murdering innocent people, and lying a nation into serial wars against millions, I personally am perfectly happy characterizing such people as monsters.

    Larry Silverstein may have served his interests, as he saw them, but he was in the WTC tower restaurant every morning for breakfast. He knew waitresses and janitors and hostesses and managers and others, who he cynically sent to their deaths, so that he could personally profit (very handsomely) from it all, and cleanse all that asbestos, (they were demanding he spend a billion dollars removing), in the lungs of your average New Yorker. Such a deal!

    Perhaps a psychopath is the clinical word, but somehow, for me, that doesn’t quite do it. Monster does tho. I’d prefer to think of Lucky Larry, as a monster, because I’m not comfortable with imagining that a human (even a psychopath) is capable of such things. Maybe the correct definitive term, is Jewish supremacist. Someone who literally, considers goyim to be less than human, and put on earth to serve Jews. Someone who considers the horrific loss of life of that nice waitress who waited on him so kindly, as having given her life for a proper cause, to serve a Jew. Maybe he thinks that such a sacrifice, on her part, should be something for which she and her goyim loved ones should be grateful?

    What do you think?

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  137. @Crazy Horse

    As you remember no one actually saw a large commercial jet hit Tower 1.

    Wrong.

    I did business at that time with a man who was leading a meeting that morning. The windows of the conference room looked out at the World Trade Center area. He and everybody who was facing the windows saw an airliner fly by and slam into the tower.

    A few weeks later, he moved his company’s offices to the Chrysler Building because he was sick of looking down at the destruction. He found it emotionally disturbing.

    As Ron explains in this, another excellent and thorough article, and in his earlier one which he quotes, arguments about details like this merely distract us from the real questions — which he asks.

  138. @ANON

    The “Arab terrorist cells” and the Mossad cells were one and the same team.

  139. @Rurik

    Larry and his people made sure, with the help of the fire department, that everybody they could save was evacuated. You should not make a monster out of him. As they say in the movies, no animals were harmed in the making of this illusion, not intentionally, anyway. What happened afterwards was not his fault.

  140. @Saggy

    You are right. There were no airplanes. Controlled demolitions do not need airplanes. Airplanes are only needed to hide the fact that there were controlled demolitions. And airplanes are only needed to pin the blame on someone else rather than those who set the controlled demolitions. Why didn’t I think of that before. There must be someone who is trying to confuse us.

  141. No need for a book to report jewish’s murders, especially when that book is well received by New York Times.

    • LOL: Trinity
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  142. Rurik says:
    @refl

    Eisenhowers order to no longer treat surrendered Germans as POW is from March 1945, when they started to surrender en masse. The western zones were starved for two years after the war.

    This part of the story is today completely airbrushed. Everything beginns with the Berlin airlift and the Marshall plan.

    Everything you say is true, of course.

    From what I understand, the Marshall Plan was only agreed to, when it was clear that the Soviets intended to starve the Germans in Berlin to death, en masse, and by feeding the Germans, that the Americans would win their favor, because they had finally, at long last, realized what a threat the Soviets actually were.

    Nevertheless, feed them they did, and I know of Germans (who’re dead now, but) who likely only lived because of those airlifts.

    And eventually Germany was allowed to return as the economic powerhouse of Europe, if only as a vassal of Zion, for perpetuity. A great evil was done, and continues to be done, against the people of Germany. It is Russia, ironically, that has wrested itself free, (thanks in large part to Vladimir Putin), from the iron grip of the fiend.

    • Replies: @refl
  143. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Like the eye witness who saw the plane cartwheel through the Pentagon parking lot before striking?

    Yet not a single car was damaged. I’d say your friend either has an active imagination or was one of the plants I was referring to:

    https://nomoregames.net/2008/02/28/the-original-no-planers-most-witnesses-at-the-wtc-heard-and-saw-no-planes/

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  144. @Saggy

    “The official story of the collapse of WTC building #7 lies in ruins ” foreignpolicyjournal.com , By Paul Craig Roberts :
    “A research team at the University of Alaska has concluded that fire did not cause the collapse of building 7 on 9/11 ” One of the commenters to this article suggests that the fake flight 93 was part of the deception meant to “hit” building 7 , but the producers somehow screwed up this part of the psyop. I am firmly convinced that there were no planes and what we saw on 9/11 were pre-recorded videos , that the planes were computer generated images (CGI’s) and that the Naudet Brothers are two of the suspects .

    • Replies: @Saggy
    , @Just another serf
  145. Rurik says:
    @Saggy

    Then, ask, what was the purpose of the airplanes? Reason to conclude the purpose of the airplanes was to disguise the controlled demolitions. But, they didn’t fly one in WTC 7, they must have forgot

    The Shanksville jet (that apparently was shot down), was likely intended to hit building seven. And when it was shot down, they had to wing it, and decided to “pull it”.

    The purposes of the planes were twofold. One was as the pretext for the buildings to collapse, and the other, equally critical, if not more so, was for the spectacular display of carnage and horror. That’s why they played the scenes over and over. It was intended to act as a ‘new Pearl Harbor like event’ to ‘catalyze the American people for war.

    Seeing those buildings, icons of ‘American greatness’, exploding in fireballs of Islamic fury, because they ‘hated our freedoms’ was what sent Pat Tillman, and so many others, into a calculated rage for revenge. Just as expected.

    And so we’re still there, as they wanted, only a little off schedule. It was supposed to be seven nations in five years, but they’re working on it.

    • Replies: @Saggy
  146. Chepo says:
    @RAH

    There are 40 million Christian Zionists in the United States. The majority of them are hardliners of the Trump-Pence Administration.

    The Evangelical church is the most influentialnon-media medium that attains the most support for the Pro-Zionist Administration.

    • Replies: @renfro
  147. @Crazy Horse

    You just proved my point, and Mr. Unz’s.

    Good bye.

  148. @Alfred

    It seems quite likely that his fatal mistake was poking his nose into South African affairs at the time.

  149. TheBAG says:
    @utu

    Exactly! The claim that the FDR government was overrun with “Soviet” agents may have been true but it was certainly true they it was overrun with Jewish agents which may have had Soviet sympathies!

  150. geokat62 says:
    @Ron Unz

    Consider enormous resources that Deborah Lipstadt deployed in her late 1990s libel trial against Irving.

    Wasn’t it Irving who brought a libel suit against Lipstadt?

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
  151. @Patric

    In other words, the “who” and the “why” are unimportant and no one should trouble their pretty little heads about it. As Noam Chomsky said about 9/11 “who cares?”

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Patric
  152. Skeptikal says:
    @Sean

    I have seen multiple examples of both spellings.

  153. Saggy says: • Website
    @9/11 Inside job

    I am firmly convinced that there were no planes and what we saw on 9/11 were pre-recorded videos ,

    Roberts has lost his mind. Incidentally, he won’t touch the holohoax. Odd, yes?

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  154. Trinity says:
    @Fayez chergui

    I was thinking the same thing.

  155. Skeptikal says:
    @annamaria

    “If nearly all Jews for a thousand or two thousand years were taught to feel a seething hatred toward all non-Jews and also developed an enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty to mask that attitude, it is difficult to believe that such an unfortunate history has had absolutely no consequences for our present-day world, or that of the relatively recent past.”

    I agree that this graf is perhaps the most important one in the article.
    It cuts right to the chase.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  156. Saggy says: • Website
    @Rurik

    The Shanksville jet

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_93

    “Ziad Jarrah, who had trained as a pilot, took control of the aircraft and diverted it back toward the east coast, in the direction of Washington, D.C.”

  157. @geokat62

    Correct. It is sad this “misunderstanding” keeps propagating here ostensibly in the name of truth.

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

  158. @Just passing through

    Ironically, the picture Irving paints of Hitler in Hitler’s War is literally of an unhinged drug-addict moving from bunker to bunker, ranting about the general staff, with an inner circle insulating him from the truth and reality. I think a lot of Irving’s vague contention that Hitler didn’t know about the Holocaust rests on this characterization. What comes to mind in all these discussions is something about not being able to have your cake and eat it too.

  159. Skeptikal says:
    @ploni almoni

    I take Ron’s point about the importance of discussing who the 9/11 perps could be.
    But I disagree with his kind of pushing aside the importance of “what” (exactly what happened) and “how” (how did the perps do it).

    I also take his point that Truthers might be overemphasizing the how because they don’t want to take the next step or the next leap and speculate on who dunnit.

    This may also be because many believers in the Official Conspiracy Theory counter information developed by the Truth movement with the question: So who could ahve done it? Their implicatoin is that if you cannot name a possible perp, then none of your info has any value. The result has been a tendency to avoid going out on a limb and to stick with the effort to make the “what” and “how” pieces so invincible that the next step, to “who,” can be made safely. The limb is strong enough to bear that weight.

    In the next graf Ron mentions the classic “motive, means, opportunity” triad. Well, the three go together. You cannot separate one, or two, out when establishing a hypothesis. All three conditoins must be met in any hypothesis. Also, it is unnecessary for Ron to run down the efforts of the Truth movement (esp. since he, by his own admission, is a relative late-comer to it). His presentation does not depend on the nuts and bolts of the massive volume of information, calculations, etc. gathered by the Truth movement.

    But eventually I think Ron should make the effort to connect the dots between his speculation that Mossad is responsible and the “what” and “how” of how they actually did whatever they did. Including I suspect infiltrating the American military to the extent that exercises were planned on the 9/11 target date, and disposing of/hiding two passenger planes and their passengers and crews. Indeed I think these dots will have to be revealed and connected if this hypothesis is to gain any traction. Because the next obvious question will be: How did they do it? If you can’t explain anything, your theory sucks eggs. Motive-Means-Opportunity are indissolubly joined.

  160. @Ron Unz

    The British did support attempts on Napoleon’s life at least financially. There was Pichegru and the “machine infernale” a wagon filled with explosives. Pichegru’s organization or assassination team also sniped at Napoleon in his palace.

    Speaking of assassinations, you forgot Tsar Alexander II, who freed the serfs and was planning more reforms that undercut revolutionary aims and that of Pyotr Stolypin. Assassination of government officials was all the rage in the Russian Empire in the latter 19th century. It was definitely part of a larger political policy on the part of those who became the Bolsheviks.

  161. Art says:
    @TKK

    You sheeple would lap it up and have your circle jerk.

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Not just long word counts.

    ALERT — ALERT — HASBARA ATTACK!

    We have another dishonest inferior Zionist lemming with us!

    <

    b>Two Palestinian Youth Shot by Israeli Forces North of Hebron

    Two Palestinian minors were shot and injured by Israeli forces, on Sunday, with rubber-coated steel bullets in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.

    Local activist, Mohammed Awad, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed the southern occupied West Bank lands close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kermi Tsur, built on Palestinian lands south of Beit Ummar, which residents protested.

    https://imemc.org/article/two-palestinian-youth-shot-by-israeli-forces-north-of-hebron/

    Think Peace — Do No Harm to the inferior Jews

  162. Fletcher Prouty always went on about “the secret team” regarding JFK.

    – it seems “the secret team” was mossad, all along.

    and 911 was both an inside job and a covert attack by a foreign power.

  163. renfro says:
    @Chepo

    There are 40 million Christian Zionists in the United States.

    No there arent….the numbers are greatly exaggerated by evangelical leaders like Falwell and Roberson and the Jews for obvious reasons. ….to make them appear more of a force than they really are.

  164. renfro says:

    Dean, who Ron mentioned was really the ultimate diplomat of sterling character.
    Some might be interested in reading his oral history interviews

    https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/research/john_g_dean
    AMBASSADOR JOHN GUNTHER DEAN
    Interviewed by: Charles Stuart Kennedy
    Initial Interview Date; September 6, 2000
    Copyright 2000 ADST

    Particularly during his time in Lebanon when Israel tried to assassinate him.

    L E B A N O N

    https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/assets/documents/oral_histories/project/Lebanon.pdf

  165. Adrian says:
    @Curmudgeon

    You wrote:

    It should be noted that the financial backers of Prince William were the descendants of those who were “forced” to leave Spain during the Inquisition,

    Frankly I think Jews had little to do with the instigation and financing of the Revolt. If you have evidence to the contrary I would like to hear about it. There is widespread consensus that the revolt was mainly triggered off by the attempt of the Spanish Habsburgs at the centralisation of government, particularly their taxation policy. Instead of the earlier individual contributions by the various cities, that were closely linked to their historical rights and privileges, Spain wanted general and impersonal taxation there (for instance in the form of a sales tax) that did not need the consent of the tax payers. In that sense there was a link with the American Revolution: “no taxation without representation”. Apparently Benjamin Franklin recognized this by referring to the Dutch revolt as “Our Great Example”.

    The issue of religious liberty, still the main theme in a nineteenth century history of the revolt as that of Motley (“The Rise of the Dutch Republic”) was mainly of indirect importance because it contributed to the migration of nerchants of the economically more advanced South (particularly Antwerp) to the North (particularly Amsterdam).

    Some of the main “capitalist” migrants here were De Moucheron, De Geer (both scions of minor nobility) and Le Maire. – not particularly Jewish names of which I also can hardly find any among those of the movers and shakers of the early trading companies.

    The Jewish community in the Netherlands, originally mainly Sephardic Jews from Portugal and later Ashkenase Jews from Germany, had only a very thin top layer of a financial and/or intellectual elite and consisted for the rest mainly of poverty stricken proletarians who eked out a living by petty trade and later especially in the diamond cutting industry but then we are already in the second half of the nineteenth century.

    Hilaire Belloc refers in his study “The Jews”, which has been quite unfairly called “anti-semitic”, to the long term peaceful settlement of the Jews in Holland as a sort of exception. I think there was, apart from some largely good humoured lore on both sides, remarkably little anti-semitism in Holland. The Jews’ lack of real economic power there has probably something to do with this.

    You wrotye:

    A revolt or rebellion is an attack/insurrection against the government, irrespective of the type of government. It has always been illegal, and “Wanted Dead or Alive” posters existed for centuries. An assassination is criminal, but the killing of a criminal is not necessarily an assassination.

    Well here I can refer to what Ron Unz said about the leaders of the American Revolt:

    During our Revolutionary War, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and our other Founding Fathers fully recognized that if their effort failed, they would all be hanged by the British as rebels. However, I have never heard that they feared falling to an assassin’s blade, nor that King George III ever considered such an underhanded means of attack

    In a way Prince William’s position was comparable to that of Washinton but his legal status was more assured as is stated inter alia in a Wiki about him:

    As a sovereign prince of the Holy Roman Empire[12] Orange was in a sense the equal of Philip, in his capacity of Count of Holland, for instance. Orange was therefore entirely within his rights to make war on Philip (or, as he for the moment preferred, on Philip’s “bad advisor” Alba). This was important in a diplomatic context as it legitimized Orange’s efforts to hire mercenaries in the principalities of his German “colleagues,” and enabled him to issue letters of marque to the many Calvinist seamen who had embarked on a career of piracy from economic desperation. Such letters elevated the latter, the so-called Sea Beggars, to the status of privateers, which enabled the authorities in neutral countries, like the England of Elizabeth I, to accommodate them without legal embarrassment.[13] Orange’s temporary abode in Dillenburg therefore became the command center for plans to invade the Netherlands from several directions at once.[14]

    • Replies: @Adrian
    , @rain dragon
  166. ivan says:
    @utu

    And the reason they gave for the alleged suicide of Navy Sec Forrestal – one of the men credited with making the USN the force it became and a front-runner for the position of Sec Def was completely absurd. Supposedly he was depressed that the Soviets had rolled up his network in Eastern Europe. As evidence they adduced some lines about Ajax from Homer or Sophocles. But about the nefarious activities of those who had no compuction murdering men such as Bernadott – who rescued Jews from the Nazis, we have only silence. I mean come on men such as Forrestal had to daily read of ships lost with hundreds of men . They were innnured to loss of lives.

  167. Paw says:
    @Alfred

    How about the swedish Chairman UN ,shot down in Africa.
    Serbian government knew about plans to assasinate Ferdinand and warned Austria ,asked not to send him to Sarajevo, because of that anniversary…
    And they /that is why,they do not hesitate to/,sent him.
    Terorists were from Bosnia and citizens of Austrian colony Bosnia Herzegovina annexed by Austria in 1911…
    And now we are again in the middle of aggressive, hysterical ,deadly fanaticismu, forever /for ages/,coming from the Middle East. I believe. Like disease..

  168. niceland says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks for the article Ron – and I agree with your assessment. I can’t comment on the contents of the article, it will take me days or weeks to digest it and skim over the supportive material linked in the article before I get my bearings.

    While it’s unfortunate this article is so long – it needs to be. Much shorter article would suffice if one is preaching to the quire, so to speak. But to present these views to broader audience requires much more given the highly controversial and quite disturbing material. Not to mention the conclusion and what it really means in broader context of current politics. Again unfortunately the people who really need to read this article probably never will.

    I write from experience as one very skeptical about it’s content – like some other articles in the American Pravda series. You are bringing material from the fringes, ‘conspiracy theories’ into the realm of possibility – of critical thinking. Material I previously considered not worth considering – but you changed my mind about that leaving me scratching my head. ‘Decide for your self’ like you put it.

    Thought provoking article, difficult to dismiss and could be a milestone in future history.

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
  169. Wally says:
    @Tom Verso

    – Actually today, Jan.27, is Holocaust Revisionist Day.

    – Which among many things, honors Revisionists who have suffered imprisonment, beatings , job loss, and poverty for their irrefutable research and dissent, while being denied their rights of free speech, free inquiry, & free association.

    recommended:
    January 27 Is Holocaust Revisionist Day:
    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13027

    Only lies require censorship.

  170. @9/11 Inside job

    The question of planes, no planes, thermite or not, these really aren’t, in the final analysis, very important. The important question is who and why.

    They wanted the buildings reduced to dust. That was immediately beneficial to Silverstein and his people. Also, makes an unforgettable visual, bigger than any Star War movie. They didn’t need airplanes to do that. In fact, it’s ridiculously and unnecessarily complicated to have involved planes. Some type of nuclear device was employed and there was no need for actual planes, when CGI will do nicely.

    The purpose of course, was to move America into a never ending series of wars to destabilize every neighbor Israel hates.

    Your government, in cooperation with Israel, along with American Jews, allowed the detonation of nuclear weapons in the center of the largest city in America. Think about that for a moment. It’s very difficult for the average American to grasp this undeniable fact. If you believe this is crazy and unprecedented, you need only look at the U.S.S. Liberty.

    This is your nation and has been such since JFK was murdered in 1963. It really all changed at that point.

  171. Adrian says:
    @Adrian

    I should add this to my comment for the history buffs among you:

    William was not a Count of Holland – he was a Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. The relative independence of his status was based on that of his tiny principality: Orange. He was, however, in the name of Philips originally Governor of the provinces of Holland and Zeeland. Therefore the Dutch have, until the day of today, in their national anthem the line:

    I have always honored the King of Spain

    an assertion that might bewilder the present bearer of that title.This line, with the rest of the text, dates from the Sixteenth Century.

    By the time of his assassination though most of the northern provinvces had already officially abjured Philips II. (1581).

  172. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:

    Why is Jewish Politics so dirty? Perhaps because Jews regard all politics(except in Israel) to be a matter of Foreign Policy. (Of course, there’s plenty of corruption and dirty dealings in Israel, but Israeli political dynamics is still a case of healthy national politics where rulers are mindful of the needs of the ruled as fellow Jews.) What is the striking feature about foreign policy as opposed to domestic policy? The former tends to be far more Machiavellian, cynical, opportunistic, and gangster-like. We can see this in the dichotomy of US national politics and US foreign policy. While there’s plenty of foulness and filth to be found in both, there is a limit to bad behavior in national politics. No matter how much the President or the Deep State hates someone in the US, he or it cannot use drone strikes against him. George W. Bush could kill any number of Iraqis but couldn’t send goons to take out Michael Moore. Trump cannot anyone in the US like he took out Soleimani the Iranian. The Democrats can’t hire ISIS or ‘moderate rebels'(as done in Syria) to slaughter American Conservatives. People of the nation have rights and/or voices, and the rulers and the ruling class must maintain legitimacy as elites with good intentions. Indeed, it is telling that both Joe Biden and Donald Trump got in hot water in relation to Ukraine. Apparently, both felt that they could get away with pulling some stunt in a FOREIGN country that wouldn’t pass muster in the US. (Granted, there are nations where domestic politics is pretty brutal and lawless, but then, such regimes rule more by secret police and fear factor than with genuine legitimacy. North Korea would be a prime example. But in nations like the US, Russia, Iran, and China, the rulers must maintain some genuine measure of support and trust among the populace, the ‘mandate of heaven’ thing. And that means the elites can’t just do ANYTHING and get away with it.)

    It’s been said the US president must abide by the Rule of Law in the US but can act almost like an imperial-dictator in relation to the world. Consider how Trump got away with assassinating Soleimani. And US tramples on feeble ‘international law’ as it continues to occupy Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. When it comes to foreign policy, the only rule is “If doable, we do it.” So, Obama got away with wrecking Libya, engineering a coup in Ukraine, and aiding crazy terrorists in Syria. And US foreign policy in Latin America has been dismal overall, even supporting ‘death squads’ to prop up allies against the rise of the masses or Marxist insurgents. FBI has abused power in the US but nothing like what the CIA did overseas. National politics is like City Hall. Dirty and corrupt but within some limits of Rule of Law. Foreign policy is like gangsterism, and this is true of every nation. The CIA was all over the map. It funded modernist art in Eastern Europe and aided ultra-conservative Islamists in the Middle East. The only rule was ‘enemy of my enemy is my friend’, with former friends suddenly becoming enemies and vice versa. CIA worked with China to prop up remnants of Khmer Rouge against the Vietnamese who once occupied Cambodia. And of course, the foreign policies of nations like China, Russia, Iran, and etc. have also been gangsterish and even ghoulish at times. Foreign policy is like gangsterism plus the Wild Wild West. As different nations have different interest, different norms, and different conceptions of rules/laws, there is an absence of universal standards and values. And so, the US, in one moment, denounces Iran as a theocratic tyranny, and then turns around to embrace Saudi Arabia as a most valued ally. In America, when the elites say Segregation was wrong, they better mean it. But American morality is a game of smoke-and-mirrors outside the US as the very politicians who endlessly remind us of the bad ole days of Jim Crow have no issues with neo-apartheid in West Bank against Palestinians.

    The problem with Jews is that they are minorities in all nations except in Israel. Now, if Jews hadn’t gained great power in goy nations, none of this would matter. But in fact, Jews have gained power that ranges from considerable to tremendous to even dominant in goy nations. Jewish power is considerable in certain Eastern European and Latin American nations despite their tiny numbers. Jewish power is tremendous in France and UK, even in Russia. It is dominant in the US, the lone superpower. Now, if Jews in whatever goy nation primarily identified with the majority goy population, their politics might be more humane, considerate, normative, and responsible within respective national contexts. But many Jews regard goyim as The Other, and that means Jews regard just about all politics(except in Israel and within Jewish communities) as a matter of Foreign Policy. So, Jewish American elites think not in terms of National Politics but regard even US politics as just another game of Foreign Policy, a matter of Jews and Goyim or Jews vs Goyim. Jews regard goy Americans like US government regards nations like China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Ukraine, Poland, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Egypt, etc. Just like the US government acts the gangster in Foreign Policy, lawlessly going to any length to make or break alliances to maximize power and position, it seems Jewish American Power has few qualms about doing even the most outrageous things WITHIN the US in the name of “Is it good for Jews, Zionism, and Israel?”
    This has huge repercussions for all of America because Jews are the ruling elites, and thus set the tenor of power for the rest of the people. If this style of politics continues in the US, there won’t be any real National Politics left as the Foreign-Policy mindset will come to define and determine all aspects of power and relations. (In a similar vein, Latin American politics has been lousy because the white ruling elites always regarded the non-white majority as the Other, and of course vice versa. Despite all the flowery rhetoric of all Latin Americans being happily mixed, there have always been racial demarcations. Latin American elites regard the brown national masses as ‘foreigners’ and vice versa, and this accounts for why the politics there have especially been gangsterish. When dealing with ‘foreigners’, anything goes. It seems Jewish elites look upon goy Americans like how white elites in Latin America look upon brown masses. Thus, national politics turns into a kind of foreign policy where Machiavellian gangsterism takes precedence over any notion of Rule of Law or the Good of the Nation.)

    Whether it was stealing US atomic secrets, assassinating Americans(and other goyim), planning terrorist attacks, crushing free speech, undermining border security, pushing tons of Africans & Arabs into Europe, abusing the most unscrupulous use of lawfare(which is mafia-like perversion of the law), using control of finance to destroy lives, springing Jewish crooks from jail, spreading the most outrageous lies via media monopoly — just how can a nation that calls itself a ‘liberal democracy’ with a ‘free press’ get away with something as surreal as ‘Russia Collusion’ Hoax? — , peddling opioids & other drugs that killed whites at near-genocidal levels, indulging in the rankest hypocrisy of denouncing nationalism & ‘white supremacism’ while compelling all Americans to praise & protect the Nation of Israel and praise Jews, Jews, Jews, and etc., the result has been that American Politics no longer resembles National Politics. We don’t so much feel like Americans being guided by National Interest but as foreigners being terrorized or manipulated with the most cynical set of carrots-and-sticks by an alien entity.

    Given the current state of affairs, the ‘Mossad’ can serve as a useful metaphor for Jewish Power in the US. While Jewish Power doesn’t go around literally assassinating or bombing goy politicians, it has ways of destroying just about anyone, and the reasons have almost nothing to do with whether someone is good or bad for the nation but everything to do with whether he’s good or bad for Jewish Power. When judged bad-for-Jews, he is destroyed by the combined drone-attack by media, deep state, and power of blackmail, as we learned from Jeffrey Epstein. And even when some Jews are outed and brought down, as with Bernie Madoff, the Jewish-mafia-media narrative is that Madoff mainly hurt poor poor fellow Jews and it’s terribly ‘antisemitic’ for anyone to say otherwise. If Mossad is a useful metaphor for Jewish American Power in general, ‘Palestinians’ are a useful metaphor for the great masses of goyim. When the norms of Foreign Policy prevails over National Politics within the very nation, the name of the game is gansterism all around. In a way, globalism, by spreading Diversity all over the world and severing the jugular vein between the national elites and national masses, has facilitated the spread of gangster politics. When a predator attacks a larger prey, it attempts to bite the back of the neck to sever the nerves that connect head to body. Once severed, the body goes limp, paralyzed. America had a healthier national politics when the white head was connected and responsive to the white body.

    • Agree: annamaria
  173. prez2020 says:
    @annamaria

    Thanks for bringing it back to (recognizing) the greatest victims of the 20th Century. Germans are I suppose the second most slaughtered people of the period from 1910 to 1950. Already 70 years have passed, since the end of the straight killing of these people. Now it is up to policy to accomplish the final blows for the killers – perhaps.

    Though it is probably a terrible source – I don’t watch it for facts – but Netflix recently created “The Last Czars” series. Not to rank things unnecessarily, but to me the killing of the royal family of Nicholas II outranks Kennedy’s assassination. Think about how the world changed with their assassination, and how it had already been changing. I made a similar comment to my wife while watching, but it only mildly increased her interest in the event. She was right in a way that these series are simply soft-porn and torture (to the extent they show either.) But there was a genuine nobility and goodness that this royal family seemingly possessed, and it is sad to see the likes of it exit our world and be 100 years gone. Guess who won?

    I still have to read Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s books. I’m open to other suggestions.

    I did read Dostoyevky’s books, save his anti-Jewish diary, back in the day, half a lifetime ago.

    So much to read, so little time. Ron’s well-written summaries are much appreciated and I have delved into the longer source material, including Bendersky’s book (which seems to mention the Holocaust every 2 to 4 paragraphs.). Much to his chagrin, The Protocols do seem to be a close enough to a primary source. Shocking. I heard another speculative commentator indicate that they are possibly the thoughts of Lionel Rothschild. Possibly. I actually find it odd that Ron has never mentioned that family! But again there is not much source material on them or any full volume that I am aware.

    If Jews are the enemy – the one’s who want to destroy the rest of us – and they govern from the shadows, and they are always a step ahead of us, which is evidenced by the fall of the Czars, Kennedy’s, 9/11.., then is there any path to victory? Typically I have to go back to the systems that forged the little character that I possess – Christianity and the non-violent regime of the Buddha. Love thy neighbor, the bodhisattva way, the beginner’s mind. An eighty three year old man that I was talking extensively about the extremes depths of the inauthenticity of our media, government, and power structures, returned to his Gospel for hope. Frankly I don’t see much more opportunity to defeat the enemies. I personally don’t have any problem with Jews. I have never met any that have been personally threatening in any way other than disassociation, perhaps they don’t have my best interests in mind, but then again who does?

    Ron Unz has been my favorite writer of the past 5 years, and I anxiously await his articles. Today I was bored and uninspired on several fronts, seeing my efforts bear no fruit and being caught in a down cycle. But there was a fresh article posted. It perked up a rather gloomy afternoon.

    Yet, I don’t think this is one of his better ones. It does nicely tie up some loose ends from the previous Pravda articles, particularly his second half of 2018 skirmish. But there are too many long reposts of his previous articles; I like the ones that stand alone. Nevertheless, I will have to look at Ostrovsky’s book.

    Returning to the earlier theme of solace in this sick world where I should not be so surprised the developments of the last 30 years. The US military of a hundred years ago would not have been surprised, as Ron points out. There is no solace of course, but having a legacy to pass on, a proper affiliation seems appropriate. Perhaps I can take on whatever brand of Judaism that Ron Unz adheres to.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Adrian
    , @anon
    , @Ron Unz
  174. refl says:
    @Rurik

    The Berlin airlift is a persistent and awkward myth that won’t die.
    During the airlift the stores in East Berlin were full and the meat was rotting away, because the Soviets went out of their way to transport food stuff to Berlin for the West Berliners to buy with the old currency still in vigor in the East, while food was lacking in Saxonia (the other east German metropolitan area next to Berlin is Western Saxonia, the rest is rural, mostly).
    The thing called the Berlin blockade was a mayor PR disaster for the Soviets that they could not prevent, inflicted on them by superior american economic manipulation, on the occasion of introducing the D-mark, which effectively divided the country:

    What do you think happened in a country where a new currency was introduced in one half, while the old currency continued to be used in the other half? The Germans had been offered the opportunity to exchange their savings at a rate of 1:10 or 1:20, so what would be the logical next step for them to take? They tried to spend their old marks anywhere that that money was still being accepted. In other words – in the Soviet zone of occupation. And that’s exactly what happened. The Germans rushed to transform their old Reichmarks into goods in the “eastern” zone. They vacuumed up everything on the store shelves, focusing only on getting rid of their money. In light of this outrageous situation, what was the Soviet administration supposed to do? They had to seal up the borders of their zone and try to stem this flood of money

    From Nikolai Starikow:
    https://orientalreview.org/2017/12/07/episode-20-put-berlin-wall/

    You need not follow that author on everything, but this one is quite plain.
    From there, you can understand that Russians are pissed off by all the American bragging about the great things they supposedly did, while noone in the West gives a shit about the very real and very deadly Leningrad blockade.

    I have been ever so often with elderly people whose eyes went wet over the airlift and the evil Russians, and to point them towards the real facts is outright dangerous.
    The other thing is, that the airlift and the Marshall plan helped convienently to gloss over and bury once and for all everything that had happened in the two years preceding it. After two years of starvation and against the background of the Soviet menace, Germans happily became prisoners to America once and for all.

    This would be great, if not the devil was coming back today to demand his pay.

  175. @tanabear

    My point was simply that the fact that the tower struck later but lower down collapsed first is consistent with [note those precise words] the causation being weakening of supporting structures by fire, then the greater weight above acting first by way of gravity.

    • Agree: Sean
    • Replies: @tanabear
  176. @Ron Unz

    Your reply is certainly applicable in my case as I have been dragged to recognition of what can plausibly be attributed to Mossad by weight of appalling example.

    Nonetheless I want to continue my probing of your belief in the Mossad responsibility for 9/11 beyond some degree of facilitation of what the Arabs did. So…. to add to #42 let me say

    1. Why would a small organisation like Mossad unnecessarily organise vastly complex demolitions when four planes striking or attempting to strike four symbolic targets and killing a large number
    of people – minimum surely 500 – would surely, with MSM and inside pressire, easily suffice?

    2. As to any suggestion that the Arabs behaviour in night clubs en route to martyrdom was evidence against their involvement I would want a lot more expert evidence about Islamic martyrdoms. And I cite the reports of the behaviour of Christian martyrs who were sometimes a mob of lower class drunks as described in Catherine Nixey’s “The Darkening Age”. (Apart from mobs of mad monks from about the fourth century AD there were also martyrs – though not as high a proportion of Christians as the PR claimed – who clearly could have been exercising the perfectly rational choice to exit a ghastly impoverished Hobbesian existence in a way which would deliver glorious heavenly excess forever. A bit OT but interesting I thought).

    • Troll: Castellio
  177. @utu

    Please don’t reply to me. I have chosen Commenter to Ignore so it upsets my Inbox to have its sleep rudely intruded on by unwelcome visitors. Otherwise I think we have a deal 🙂

  178. Wally says:
    @Johnny Rico

    Hans & I both like the truth.
    But then some people can’t handle the truth.

    “Ach,” he said, “we’ve often fantasized about drawing up an indictment against Adolf Hitler himself. And to put into that indictment the major charge: the Final Solution of the Jewish question in Europe, the physical annihilation of Jewry. And then it dawned upon us, what would we do? We didn’t have the evidence.”

    – so called “holocaust historian” Raul Hilberg

    “I owe my permission to submit the Zionist plan for the final solution of the Jewish Question.”
    – ‘Father of political Zionism’ Theodor Herzl, letter to the Czar, November 22, 1899.

    recommended:
    War-time German documents & writings mentioning the “Final Solution”: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12296

  179. Nuncle says:

    ‘The Serbian government fiercely denied its own complicity, and no major European power was ever directly implicated in the plot.’

    This is false. The plot was organised by an Russian intelligence operative. This fact has simply been suppressed as part of the ongoing effort to hide Entente responsibility for the war. And there is plenty of evidence that the Serbian government was complicit. If I recall correctly, the Serbian education minister was the chief government figure involved.

    I found the information in a book on Archive.org that seems to have subsequently been removed from the site. I’ll post a link when I find my copy.

    • Replies: @Nuncle
  180. Nuncle says:
    @Nuncle

    I can’t find it on my computer anymore (which is weird, as I saved the pdf), but it’s Joachim Remak’s ‘Sarajevo. The story of a political murder’ published in 1959.

  181. Eagle Eye says:

    So we are now only a step or two removed from undertaking a public campaign to assassinate the leader of a country whose nuclear arsenal could quickly annihilate the bulk of the American population.

    Our unseen overlords have publicly declaimed for years that they want America’s “deplorable” population dead.

    Significant forces maintained by billionaire funding WANT AN ALL-OUT NUCLEAR WAR. The end-game is a new edition of Pol Pot’s “Year Zero.”

  182. This may be a minor point to the fundamental topic of this article, but it is also one that deserves wide public attention. Ron Unz wrote:

    ” . . . the U.S. and Canada were founded as Anglo-Saxon settler colonies, and neither history records even a failed attempt (at a political coup).”

    Not true. This is yet another part of US history that has been deeply buried. Few Americans, and even fewer others, are aware of this attempt since the media have totally censored the information.

    In 1933, a small cabal of plotters offered Butler $3 million to assemble an army of 500,000 men, the salaries for whom would be paid by this same group of financiers, with an Arms company agreeing to supply the necessary weapons. Butler was to use this private corporate military to overthrow the Roosevelt government, after which the plotters would install a fascist dictatorship with Butler as the figurative head.

    Butler was told the financiers (ultimately European-based, according to my research) had $300 million on hand, and as much as $800 million if necessary to achieve their objective. This is in 1934 dollars, equivalent to nearly $20 billion in 2019. Unfortunately for the bankers, Butler was more loyal than greedy and informed Roosevelt of the plan. But Roosevelt had no power to arrest and prosecute for treason the members of this extremely powerful elite group, and could do no better than leak the news to the media.

    In 1974 or 1975, the full report of Congress detailing Butler’s testimony and including the names of the plotters, was discovered and re-surfaced briefly in the public realm when a Congressional staffer found the Committee report and inadvertently published it. When discovered, it was quickly buried and firmly suppressed yet again, the media once more ignoring the story.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/fascist-coup-america/5693708

    • Agree: Lol just lol
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Arturo
  183. Biff says:

    Another angle to the story is “The Story”. How an event such as 9/11 was pre-written in preparation for the day of(the event), and decimated through corporate media channels, while forming new theory’s as events unfold to fit the narrative(building 7)(13 shots from one gun that killed RFK). The frame of the story is always there, and any contradicting facts are fixed or just ignored, and how media outlets can collaborate and disappear facts, people, and circumstances. And then how to make it all STICK! so it isn’t questioned(by “respectable” “serious” “credible” reporters).

    So in the end “Fuck the incident” because that is not what’s important. It’s the “Story” that has the lasting effect – to be used, and used again – the holocaust comes to mind…

  184. Patric says:
    @Emblematic

    Perhaps I did not make myself clear. Judy Woods’ book SUPPORTS Ron Unz idea if properly understood. It supports it in the sense that she shows 9/11 involved above all the use of highly advanced technology which is beyond the understanding of most people…………..which conclusively puts to bed the idea that it was all organized from a cave in Afghanistan.

    It’s a matter of getting the sequence right like in any crime. Imagine ‘investigating’ a crime without really bothering to determine WHAT actually happened? I believe Ms Woods has basically determined that as close as we/she can at this point. Once we understand WHAT happened we can go on to the other issues and to repeat her thesis is entirely consistent with Mr Unz it’s just the next order of business.

    It’s sad to see her work so neglected including here by Mr Unz himself. He has a lot of integrity and mentions how he had ‘blind spots’ in the past (Don’t we all). All the more incumbent on him then to realize he may STILL have some blind spots. And his neglect of Judy Woods is a very big example though I accept not deliberately so. I believe he has the best intentions.

  185. @refl

    Lots of interesting stuff but how much of it do you know from close personal acquaintance with the facts? When have you been in Germany? I didn’t hear anything like that when staying for lengthy periods with an educated German family who had been in Potsdam till they escaped with a Siemens lorry full of stuff to the West. They had student paying guests from all over, including Berlin.

    As to the “Leningrad blockade”: do you mean the WW2 siege of Leningrad? If so, I completely disagree with you about the relative publicity given to it by Western historians and journalists. It looms much larger than the Berlin Blockade in my experience though I concede that I wasn’t aware of the currency angle wrt the latter.

    • Replies: @refl
  186. @Sean

    It’s transliteration of a vowel from a very different alphabet and writing system. I don’t know Farsi, whether they even write vowels, but I wouldn’t go pedantic either way.

    Very different from the Vladamir for Vladimir I’ve been seeing all the time on UR today.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  187. Kali says:
    @onebornfree

    Ok Ron, let’s assume you are correct- Israel planned/executed 9/11.

    What do you suggest should be done about it?

    Should they/it be somehow “brought to “justice””?

    If so, by who? And where, exactly would the trial take place, and under whose jurisdiction?

    Should the US cease to annually donate $32 billion [or maybe more] to Israel, immediately?

    Or is there something else that I’m completely missing that needs to be done, in the near future?

    Inquiring minds want to know ! 🤔

    Regards, onebornfree

    One of the things “israel” and “the jews” fear most is negative public opinion.
    By writing and publishing such vital information which the vast majority would usually never encounter Ron is doing the whole world an enormous service!

    I, for one, will be sharing this article with all of my friends and family. The fact that it encapsulates and exposes the criminal conspiracy which is “israel” whilst giving sound reason, evidence and argument to support this conclusion is hugely helpful.

    For years I’ve been sharing article after article and book after book, with remarkably little impact to show for my efforts (except to attract fellow “anti-sham-ites” to my circle of aquaintences). Rons’ efforts to pull all of this vital information together make it much easier to spread the word. For that I am deeply grateful.

    Because right now those of us aware of the facts of Jewish and “israeli” history are a tiny fraction (0.05%? 2%?) of the population of our respective countries, but without awareness there is NOTHING we can do to stop the psychpathic state (“israel) from destroying what is left of our freedom.

    It is only through sharing what we know and encouraging our circles to read this information that we stand any chance of stopping the jews from enslaving the world.

    To that end Ron Unz has done, and continues to do, more than most.

    Find the grace to thank him. It’s the very least he deserves!

    With love,
    Kali.

  188. One more recent possible assassination:
    US Congressman and recently installed (anti-“Bolshevik”) John Birch Society president Larry McDonald (1983)… Or farther back his uncle who wanted to take it to the Soviets in 1945.

  189. Patric says:
    @ploni almoni

    No you mis-understand what I am trying to say (Maybe my fault). Once the ‘what’ is understood of course it makes sense to move onto the ‘who’ and the ‘way’. I detest Chomsky’s attitude and he had a similar attitude to JFK’s death

    It’s just………………..well putting the cart before the horse to neglect the ‘what’ and go onto higher order concerns. This has been the Achilles heel of the truth movement and it has got tangled up in ‘controlled demolition’ and ‘thermite’ theories. Trust me get Judy Woods book, do your homework and you will be in a much clearer space.

    I have no connection with Woods just a very interested observer and want to do my best for the truth movement and move it on from the morass it has fallen into. And this morass is of course part of the cover up, just as the operation itself was very sophisticated so is the cover up

  190. @Wizard of Oz

    Good questions, Wizard. How often do you beat your wife? And it’s good to see you and Sean agree on something.

  191. Adrian says:
    @prez2020

    You wrote:

    Typically I have to go back to the systems that forged the little character that I possess – Christianity and the non-violent regime of the Buddha. Love thy neighbor, the bodhisattva way, the beginner’s mind. An eighty three year old man that I was talking extensively about the extremes depths of the inauthenticity of our media, government, and power structures, returned to his Gospel for hope.

    What about reading Schopenhauer?

    • Replies: @Prez2020
  192. With respect to 9-11, if I may be permitted a brief focus on the aircraft that hit the Pentagon. To form conclusions about the truth of this one, we needn’t even consider the facts on the ground with the exception of the claim that the total absence of debris and other evidence of the crash was that the aircraft “vaporised” in a huge fireball and thus left no traces.

    First, a bit of background. If you have a large pot of water on the stove and want to boil it off, you turn the heat on high (maybe 500 degrees) and wait maybe 30 or 40 minutes until all the water finally boils off. If you want it to happen faster, maybe in only five minutes, you need much more heat than your stove can provide, certainly thousands of degrees. But what if you want to boil off all that water in one big poof, in one instant? Thousands of degrees won’t do it. I haven’t bothered doing the math, but you would most likely need tens of thousands of degrees at least.

    [MORE]

    Now, what if we wanted to boil off the water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool, in one big poof, in one instant? Tens of thousands of degrees won’t do it, nor will hundreds of thousands. Again, I haven’t done the math, but we would almost certainly need one million degrees or more to evaporate 100,000 Kgs. of water in one instant. And of course the amount of steam created would be enormous.

    Well, the amount of water in that swimming pool is about the amount of aluminum in the aircraft that supposedly crashed into the Pentagon. However, while the water in our swimming pool boils and evaporates at only 100°C, aluminum begins to boil and evaporate at about 2500°C. So how many millions of degrees do we need to boil off an Olympic-sized swimming pool filled with solid aluminum in one poof? Exactly. Likely tens of millions of degrees. Unfortunately Jet-A fuel burns at only a maximum of 1,000°C. It couldn’t create enough heat to even boil off our pot of water in one poof.

    But let’s give that one away. We have another problem. Just as with your bathroom mirror being covered with condensed water vapor after a shower, when that airliner evaporated at the Pentagon we would have had everything within at least 5 Kms. covered with condensed aluminum, every blade of grass, every leaf on every tree, every brick on the Pentagon looking shiny silver like the inside of a potato chip bag. That clearly didn’t happen.

    But let’s give this one away too. Maybe the evaporated aluminum somehow gathered itself and rose straight into the air without touching anything. Could maybe have done. But then we would have had molten aluminum rain covering that same 5 Km. radius and incinerating everything at 2500°C. That clearly didn’t happen either. Well, maybe the aluminum rose so high and became so cooled that it condensed into solid droplets. In that case we would have had aluminum hail covering that same 5 Km. radius. But that didn’t happen either.

    But let’s give this one away too. Maybe the 100,000 Kgs. of vaporised aluminum somehow gathered itself together and rose vertically in a tight spiral and just kept going into outer space. Not likely, but with all the UFOs around, who knows what might happen. So let’s give that one away too.

    But now we are left with a problem that we cannot give away. The aircraft, with all the luggage and the dead bodies evaporated and floated into outer space. But the victims from that crash were identified by their DNA. So while the entire aircraft vaporised at several million degrees and floated into space, the delicate, fragile human DNA (which cannot survive even 100°C) somehow extricated itself from the aluminum vapors, recombined itself, and floated gently down to earth to rest on all the little blades of grass, waiting for the CIA or the Mossad to scrape it off and identify the victims.

    If you believe that, I have some investment opportunities I am anxious to discuss with you.

  193. Max Payne says:

    I’m sure many have said it before but I hope you have trusted bodyguards and a food taster… and maybe a good doctor on standby just in case.

    It would be an awful shame for anything to happen to you. I can truly say this amazing website of yours has educated me in more ways than I can begin to describe and to lose you to Mossad machinations would totally break my heart.

  194. @Saggy

    On certain subjects particularly when they involve Zionsim and Judaism entries in Wikipedia have been edited with a certain bias see, for example : “Wikipedia editing courses launched by Zionist groups ” theguardian.com
    dead patsy @ chris julon on Twitter: “alleged 9/11 hijacker Ziad Jarrah had two cousins , Ali and Jussef Jarrah who worked for Mossad at the time of 9/11 ” twitter.com
    I found this Twitter entry by doing a “google” search for “Ziad Jarrah patsy ”
    globalresearch.ca “Another fake Al Qaeda tape ” By Steve and Paul Watson :
    “New revelations about the so-called laughing hijackers tape expose its release as a stage-managed politically timed -trick …the strange case of Ziad Jarrah , photographs of whom confirms that he was not a 9/11 hijacker …”

  195. @Wizard of Oz

    If you allow me to wage an answer to your questions :

    1) The Mossad is indeed “small” in numbers of actual agents, but “big” in numbers of sayanim, i.e. Jews anywhere in the world in key positions always ready to “help Israel”.

    2) The choice of the spectacular collapse of iconic buildings was made to effect maximum emotional impact on the American public in order to make them accept a “Global War on Terror”, i.e. a war against any country deemed hostile to Israel, anywhere in the world, no matter how long that would take.

    3) Besides, those buildings had to be cleansed of asbestos for a heavy price. To have them destroyed by “terrorist attacks”, would avoid such costs and earn their owner a handsome sum in insurance money. Another advantage was that the gold in their vaults could be stolen too.

    4) Yes, those Arabs in nightclubs did not exactly behave as fundamentalist Muslims ready for martyrdom. But there is a serious suspicion that they were in reality Israeli look alikes posing as Arabs. The person posing as “Mohammad Atta” for example spoke Hebrew, which is very unlikely for an Egyptian. Another “hi-jacker”, supposedly a Frenchman of Moroccan descent could not understand French when addressed in that language at the flightschool where he took lessons. The idea is that those Arabs were lured to the US so-called to take part in a “terrorist drill”. On arrival they were killed and replaced by Israeli look alikes, which explains their behavioral discrepansies. None of those Israeli agents boarded the planes and none of them died.

    This whole 9/11 conspiracy was a combination of human ingenuity and human stupidity. The latter part has made it possible for us to see through it.

  196. @Saggy

    I believe it’s self-censorship , reporters and writers fear that if they write the truth about certain subjects such as 9/11 and the Holocaust that their careers will come to an end .
    newrepublic.com: “Beware of self-censorship ” By Corey Robin :
    “Creating and sustaining political fear may require immediate applications of direct coercion …but,more often fear bleeds into the fabric of everyday life without need of personal interdictions …”

  197. Poco says:
    @AaronB

    No, I reject your framing of the subject. I don’t consider it extreme, I call it justified indignation and contempt.
    You say that Whites had developed an amoral and cold society. You then say jews were somehow warmer and kinder and so were invited to take over. Then admit that this was no better. I would say that they were no warmer or kinder, and in fact are less so. Truth isn’t race baiting. But I know that your culture is averse to truth. Truth is just something you make up on the spur of the moment as you go. But the truth is you aren’t specially chosen.
    The torah and talmud are something you should reject. As I do.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  198. @Saggy

    Great teamwork, Saggy and Rurik! Show them the light.

  199. Truth3 says:

    There have been many infamous false flag attacks (((9/11))) in history, as well as baiting enemies to attack foolishly (FDR & Japan).

    Unless the man on the street becomes wise to all this, it will not only continue, but grow in proportion and deaths.

    Do not wait for the Dimona bomb to explode in Charleston Harbor people.

  200. N. double B. Pollack is an analyst. From inception CIA’s favorite trick has been to send a boy scout from DI to swear scout’s honor that he never whacked anybody. Ray McGovern is an example – and he will tell you that there are two CIA’s behind separate turnstiles. The assassins go in the other one. DCI Colby, plugged in there to lie to HSCA, is the apotheosis of this type. He lied like a rug – they don’t think of it as lying, they think of it as OPSEC – but he lied to protect the imaginary CIA of his dreams, one where the brass gives a shit what the analysts think. DI has a very specific job: when DO commits a crime like say murder, DI says, “Don’t do that!” When DO gets busted, they send a DI puke to say, “We told the president not to!!” Then more DI Boy Scouts warn that CIA is on a slippery slope, in danger of doing exactly what they’ve done for seventy years.

    [MORE]

    By the way, boo-hoo-hoo for Mike D’Andrea, huh? Notice how when the gimlet-eyed SCO + observers chose their precisely proportional tit-for-tat for the Soleimani assassination, they whacked a CIA knuckle-dragger. Sniffle, sniffle!

    CIA doesn’t assassinate. Yeah right and I am a Nigerian Prince, please wire me 80 $Dollars so I can recover my million-dollar patrimony. Anyway, assassination is CIA neurolinguistic programming like conspiracy. The term of art in universal-jurisdiction law is murder, which when systematic and widespread is a war crime or a crime against humanity, depending on the belligerent status of the criminal’s state. And Gina’s gonna swing for it after she loses this war.

    Give it up. CIA killed JFK and RFK. The open-source evidence is overwhelming.

  201. Rurik says:
    @Saggy

    amazing, isn’t it?

    From your link

    Flight 93 crash site (a “crash site” with no wreckage, no debris, no passengers or luggage or anything, other than a gouge in the landscape that was already there – into which a missile was haphazardly shot).

    One of the engines unearthed (It had to be unearthed, because we’re all to believe that the entire jet shot down into the earth so deep that everything had to be dug up)

    Any honest assessment of this story, blows the whole idiotic narrative to smithereens. Like building seven or the Pentagon, all you have to do is look at it with un-jaundiced eyes, to see their lying in your face.

    • Replies: @Truth3
    , @Saggy
  202. @Patric

    Agree, drjudywoods.com has the answer to the joint Israeli and ZUS attack on the WTC.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  203. Prez2020 says:
    @Adrian

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    Any better translation than others to avoid?

    I note that he was born in the Free city of Danzig, though cannot tell you if it was as such in the late 18th Century. Ironic.

    • Replies: @Adrian
    , @SND
  204. Prez2020 says:
    @AaronB

    Interesting point how America may not have lost anything all that kind or noble. I don’t think you are entirely wrong. And an even-handed approach with all this explosive thermite material seems best. We ain’t gonna find a Jew-hating way out of this abominable mess. Exhibit A: The Third Reich.

  205. anon[160] • Disclaimer says:
    @prez2020

    But again there is not much source material on them [the Rothschilds] or any full volume that I am aware.

    Niall Ferguson was given access to Rothschild archives and wrote a surprisingly candid, if wordy, 2-volume history of the Rothschilds

    The House of Rothschild
    VOLUME 1: MONEY’S PROPHETS: 1798-1848

    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/331138/the-house-of-rothschild-by-niall-ferguson/
    (includes audio preview)

    Volume 2
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/532102/the-house-of-rothschild-by-niall-ferguson/

    Might be able to borrow from a good library, or use interlibrary loan

  206. Anon[404] • Disclaimer says:

    Bravo, Mr Unz, quite an article.

    It seems Israel is not only the result of a land-grab, more or less common throughout history, but really a criminal entreprise with a thin veneer of “homeland” painted on. By thugs and for thugs and for thugs, so to speak.

    Apparently jew cliques are doing land-grabs in other places like Patagonia and British Columbia (that little golf club where the Sussexes are hiding seems to be such a scheme).

    May I point out the need for further research into drug routes in the American continent and just who controls them. It seems many ex-Mossad (?) are involved and money-laundering circles in Miami and Mexico City are solidly jewish, notably through the Samuel Weinberg family. Also “respectable” related businesses like munitions production.

    Also, there is these words of yours: “ ..were ruthlessly plotting to seize power in America, destroy all our traditional Constitutional liberties, and ultimately gain mastery over the entire world.” Ruthless requires a religion/ideology to bind a group together. To fire them up, and recruit new members. Which ideology would that be? What vision of man and the State do they work towards?

    Some books are coming out about Soros, the one name curiously never covered in Unz Review articles. He really is quite an interesting —and rich— fanatic. Jacob Schiff has nothing on him.

    Thank you again for the article.

  207. Antares says:
    @Rurik

    My comment about Jowenko is not a reason to repeat that 9/11 was done by Israel. Of course it was! But that is still no solid reason to assume that Jowenko was murdered, as is also not claimed in the article.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  208. Alfred says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    USA has repeatedly “rolled the dice” under the delusion that if a people is sufficiently oppressed, they will topple their own leader and run to the sheltering arms of Americans.

    I completely agree. All ordinary Iranians understand this perfectly well. They have a good number of their own 5th columnists. People who live in California and are waiting for the return of the “Shah”.

    It seems the Americans only listen to this lot. It is laughable. They did the same in Iraq. They assume that every local leader has to have an American education and must speak English. Incredible idiots.

    Here is their spokesman. A homosexual who lives in Bethesda. A short drive from the CIA at Langley. Note how the Times of Israel call him “Iran Crown Prince”. What a joke! This guy is not worth a finger of his grandfather – a Cossack officer.

    Iran crown prince predicts regime collapse as protesters ‘smell opportunity’

    Let me tell you guys a story. The father of my Iranian ex-girlfriend was a supreme court judge, university law professor, big landowner and so on. She remembered the mother of this guy (Farah Diba) coming to the house to beg the judge to give her money to buy a white piano. He was the guardian of her inheritance. Her uncle had tried to rob her and she was under the protection of the court until she became of age. The judge was obliged to refuse her request as her inheritance was too small. She went away crying.

    Later, she went to Paris to study and that is how she met her future husband, the Shah. He had already been married twice. She became incredibly wealthy and almost supported the Paris fashion scene single-handed. She would send a plane to the USA to pick up a sculpture that could not be transported otherwise.

    Farah (Diba) Pahlavi (ex-Empress of Iran)

  209. @Omegabooks

    The best book on the Jewish question, and the origins of Jewish tribal psychopathy, is Laurent Guyenot’s From Yahweh to Zion.

  210. But oddly enough, he fails to mention that throughout the 1930s, the main Zionist movement had itself maintained a strong economic partnership with Hitler’s Germany, whose financial support was crucial to the establishment of the Jewish state.

    It’s inaccurate to imply the Zionists received financial support from the German government. What happened was that the German state placed confiscatory taxes on emigrants designed to deter emigration and, in the case of Jews going to Palestine, refunded some of the money to the Jewish agency.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  211. Rurik says:
    @Desert Fox

    they have had the hologram technology for decades.

    Yes, but a hologram doesn’t explain the inward damage to the buildings façades. That damage was photographed and filmed from many different angles, (including many with a woman struggling to get help – which also shows that the explosions and aftermath were not hot enough to melt steel, if she was standing there) and not likely all of the photos and films were faked.

    Why use holograms, when planes will accomplish the same thing? It’s not like they were concerned with loss of life, or the expense involved. This was an all-out affair. This was the event they were going to use to turn the nascent 21st century into a horror fest, to match the 20th century.

    Who could argue that the 20th century was a Jewish supremacist century?

    First thing they did, was invent concentration camps in order to starve the Dutch families of South Africa into submission, so they could steal the diamonds and gold in that country.

    Then they got their coveted Fed, in order to loot the global economy and corrupt the governments towards their myriad supremacist schemes.

    By using their bitch Woodrow Wilson, their first course of action, having been handed the keys to the US Treasury, was to fund and foment a genocidal revolution in Russia, where they had hated the Romanov dynasty, as only Jewish supremacists can hate.

    Then it was on to WWI, where they used their ill-gotten lucre, (and Woodrow’s betrayal) to drag America into the conflagration, and ultimately to betray Germany into depraved slavery – to Jewish supremacists – the (((Weimar Regime))).

    Then on to WWII, and a fratricidal slaughter fest to beat all slaughter-fests, and out of the ashes of Europe ~ Israel rises! Such a deal!

    Then, of course it’s more wars, Yom Kippur, Six Day, USS Liberty, and a campaign of genocide and rapine to chill the blood of Genghis Khan, for its sheer cruelty.

    [MORE]

    This was how they used the latter half of the 20th century, when they weren’t using their media in the Western world to pollute, deprave, degrade and take a whopping Jewish supremacist shit on everything of the West that is sublime and uplifting and noble.

    From Grace Kelly

    To Miley

    and all by ((design)).

    It was their century all right, hands down. But now we were entering into a new century, with new possibilities and new hopes, and an opportunity for humanity to repudiate the wars and madness and slaughter and mindless suffering of the 20th century, – and rather to work to uplift the human experience to an enlightened world of mutual respect and mutual prosperity. The possibilities were endless, for spending our global efforts and resources towards ending poverty, and protecting the planet’s ecology, and creating the kind of world we’d all be proud to hand down to our children and grandchildren.

    But alas, it was not to be.

    They had other plans for us all.

    At the dawn of this new century, we were all being made to understand, that this too, was to be their century

    Some remarkable candor from one of our Jewish supremacist overlords.

    In any case, that’s what 9/11 and the ‘war on terror’ and the “Patriot Act”, and all the rest, is all about. Putting in place the paradigm and zeitgeist for the 21st century to be yet, another Jewish supremacist century.

    And it’s my purpose in being here, to do what little I can, to prevent it.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  212. Rurik says:
    @refl

    You have more knowledge of the specifics about these events than I do, that’s for sure.

    I’m not a scholar, by any stretch, but I have glimmered some themes about some of this stuff, from a more macro view.

    you can understand that Russians are pissed off by all the American bragging about the great things they supposedly did, while noone in the West gives a shit about the very real and very deadly Leningrad blockade.

    I have been ever so often with elderly people whose eyes went wet over the airlift and the evil Russians

    Let me ask you something..

    Do you think the Soviet occupation of Germany was benign?

    And that the Red Army were liberators, where ever they went?

    I have a different view. I see the occupation by Russians, of Germany and East Europeans, as more or less exactly like the American occupation of Germany, and Afghanistan and Iraq and so many other countries. Because like Russia after the revolution, America today is zio-occupied territory. Which is why America bombed and occupied Germany, because of ZOG. The same reason we’re bombing and occupying nations in the Middle East, because of ZOG.

    It serves no Gentile American to be occupying Germany. If I had my way, America would leave all military bases around the world but pronto. Including of course, Germany. I’d like to see Germany, for once since the end of WWII, to finally be free of the fiend, that burned its cities and citizens to the ground, and now keeps a zio-boot on their necks, for perpetuity.

    And why? Because unlike England and France and N. America, Germany told the Jewish supremacists to fuck off. And so the dogs of Zion, (Allies, including zio/Soviet-occupied Russia) went marching in like the mindless goons they all were, and put it to the Germany people.

    Anyways, that’s how I see it. And it was only recently that Russia (with Putin’s genius and nationalist heroism), wrested itself free from the fiend, and that’s why now our Western media treat Putin like Hitler, and Russia like Nazi Germany.

    • Replies: @refl
  213. @Rurik

    Take a look at John Lears discussion of this on his interviews on youtube and there is the videos of the supposed planes and in one the planes nose is shown protruding out the exit side of the tower, a physical impossibility, and zero plane parts were found ie no engines, etc., so I believe holograms were used to help with the distraction from the truth.

    Please look at drjudywood.com, in my opinion she has the answer to how the 7 WTC buildings were destroyed, these were buildings 3, 4, 5, 6,however building 7 which was a conventional demolition, and the twin towers.

    She does not venture to say who she thinks did it, as she probably values her life. I believe that Israel and the ZUS government traitors did the attack on the WTC.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  214. Ron Unz says:
    @prez2020

    Ron Unz has been my favorite writer of the past 5 years, and I anxiously await his articles…Yet, I don’t think this is one of his better ones. It does nicely tie up some loose ends from the previous Pravda articles, particularly his second half of 2018 skirmish. But there are too many long reposts of his previous articles; I like the ones that stand alone.

    Sure, that’s a perfectly fair criticism. Probably half or more of this very long piece consists of major extracts from my 2018 articles on JFK, Forrestal, and 9/11. However, I do think there is an important value in of merging all those cases into a single connected whole, given that they seem to suggest a pretty clear pattern of behavior over the three generations since the beginning of the post-war era.

    Also, I emphasize that my recent reading of Bergman’s major volume and my subsequent rereading of the two Ostrovsky books has led me to reconsider some of my former skepticism, which caused me to substantially reevaluate those previous 2018 conclusions.

    • Agree: Poco
    • Replies: @ziggurat
  215. Ron Unz says:
    @Alexander Turok

    But oddly enough, he fails to mention that throughout the 1930s, the main Zionist movement had itself maintained a strong economic partnership with Hitler’s Germany, whose financial support was crucial to the establishment of the Jewish state.

    It’s inaccurate to imply the Zionists received financial support from the German government.

    My words certainly weren’t meant to imply that the Zionist movement itself received substantial payments from Hitler’s government. However later scholarship has established that during the 1930s, over 60% of all the financial investment in Jewish Palestine did come from Nazi Germany, and without such a financial lifeline, it seems quite possible that the Zionist project would have collapsed during that very difficult period:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-jews-and-nazis/

    • Replies: @Ship Track
    , @Haxo Angmark
  216. Ron Unz says:
    @Antares

    Both are close to Denmark, but Danny Jowenko died in Zeeland and not in Holland. The article that is referred to correctly states “Netherlands.” He still confirmed his conclusion about the controlled demolition three days prior to his death but never accepted the other theories about 9/11. Although his death is fishy I found no solid reason to assume foul play.

    Actually, in American English usage “the Netherlands” and “Holland” have been almost always been considered synonymous, though I realize that’s not technically correct.

    As for Jowenko himself, from what I’ve heard he was simply interviewed by that documentary film crew and as a professional demolition expert merely described the visual collapse of Building 7 as obviously a controlled demolition without even realizing that it had occurred as part of the 9/11 attacks.

    Then, some time later, someone discovered that clip and began publicizing it, with the segment eventually shown on Iranian PressTV, thereby gaining a large worldwide audience.

    Three days later, I think Jowenko was suddenly killed in a very unusual one-car accident collision, which seems to be an absolutely astonishing coincidence.

    In my article, I merely noted that the world of professional demolition experts is probably a relatively small one, and after Jowenko’s sudden misfortune it may be far more difficult to persuade any other such knowledgeable demolition professional to go on record and provide his expert opinion regarding the collapse of the WTC buildings.

    • Replies: @Antares
    , @utu
  217. Rurik says:

    Soviet-occupied Russia) went marching in like the mindless goons they all were, and put it to the Germany people.

    This is where I always have to point out.. to chest-thumping Russians (and other Slavs), who screech ‘do you know how many Russian (or Poles or whomever) the Nazis killed and raped and burned?!?!??!!!

    But what they all conveniently ignore, is that Hitler did not want war.

    And that the Bolsheviks had taken over Russia, “as by the hair of the head’, and were instituting horrors unleashed upon the Gentiles under their sadistic domination. Think Bela Kun, in Hungary. Or Kaganovich in Ukraine.

    And what Hitler understood, (as it became brutally obvious after the war was ‘over’), was that the Soviets had imperialist ambitions. Duh.

    So had there not been a Bolshevik, Soviet genocidal threat to Germany, then German troops would not have marched into Russia in the first place.

    Germans do not hate the Russian people. Germans do not hate Poles or anyone that I can see, because I know a few of them, and I’ve been to Germany, and the German people are not consumed with hatred for others.

    But Jewish supremacists are. Duh!

    And if that’s the paradigm that I see with my own eyes, raging all over the planet, and driving it to the brink of all out nuclear war, due specifically to that intractable Jewish supremacist hatred and need to dominate everyone in absolute terms.. then what are the chances that something similar was happening back then, as well?

    Today Ukrainians are killing ethnic Russians. Is that because Ukrainians or Russian are evil people?

    Or could it possibly have something to do with some people, who’s last name, not ironically are Kagan? (As in Kaganovich?) Of the Kagan cabal.

    Kimberly Kagan is the daughter of Kalman Kessler, a Jewish accountant and school teacher from New York City and his wife Frances.[3][4][5] Kagan met her husband Frederick Kagan, who is an American resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI),[6] son of Donald Kagan, a well-known historian and brother of Robert Kagan, another well-known writer and publicist. Robert Kagan’s wife is Victoria Nuland, a former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs in the American federal government.

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

    Robert Kagan (/ˈkeɪɡən/; born September 26, 1958) is a neoconservative[1][2][3] American historian and foreign-policy commentator. Kagan, however prefers the term “liberal interventionist” to describe himself.[4]
    A co-founder of the neoconservative Project for the New American Century,[5][6][7] he is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[8] Kagan has been a foreign policy adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidates as well as Democratic administrations via the Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He writes a monthly column on world affairs for The Washington Post, and is a contributing editor at The New Republic. Kagan left the Republican Party in 2016 due to what he described Donald Trump as a “fascist”,[9] and endorsed Hillary Clinton.

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

    All Russians and Ukrainians ought to know who the new Kagans in town are, who’re doing so much in that region of the world.

    It’s deja vu, all over again.

  218. Dutch Boy says:

    The kidnapping and execution of Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien by agents of Napoleon would qualify. It also provoked the famous comment by Fouche’, Napoleon’s chief of police, that the act “was worse than a crime; it was a blunder.”

  219. Rurik says:
    @Antares

    no solid reason to assume that Jowenko was murdered

    No solid proof, perhaps. Just like we have no proof of Michael Hastings, or Jorg Haider, or Gen. Patton, or JFK, for that matter.

    This seems as reasonable as anything..

    Ron Unz:

    .. merely described the visual collapse of Building 7 as obviously a controlled demolition…

    .. shown on Iranian PressTV, thereby gaining a large worldwide audience.

    Three days later, Jowenko was suddenly killed in a very unusual one-car accident collision, which seems to be an absolutely astonishing coincidence.

    In my article, I noted that the world of professional demolition experts is probably a relatively small one, and after Jowenko’s sudden misfortune it may be far more difficult to persuade any other such knowledgeable demolition professional to provide his expert opinion regarding the collapse of the WTC buildings.

  220. annamaria says:
    @TKK

    It seems that the article touched your very special nerve of very special victimhood — and on the holohoax remembrance day, no less.

    Ron Unz has a well-recognized name; he has been standing against a merciless zionist machine of hatred and treachery, for years. You, on another hand, go under the pathetic ‘TKK” nick. Ron Unz is a mensch, a courageous person of principle. What are your principles?
    You obviously need to re-read the following:
    “American Pravda: Holocaust Denial” https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-holocaust-denial/
    “American Pravda: the ADL in American Society:” https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-adl-in-american-society/
    “American Pravda: John McCain, Jeffrey Epstein, and Pizzagate:” https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-john-mccain-jeffrey-epstein-and-pizzagate/

    • Agree: Rurik
  221. Rurik says:
    @Desert Fox

    the planes nose is shown protruding out the exit side of the tower,

    I’ve seen some video’s where it does look like a CGI of a jet’s nose coming out, and I’ve seen the same videos’ where it just looks like a blob of matter, (presumably steel and aluminum and other matter) in a pointed like shape, that would have been expected, under the circumstances. How hard would it be for CIA or other interested parties, to edit some videos to make it look like a jet’s nose was protruding out, thereby creating the impression it was all faked?

    I believe that Israel and the ZUS government traitors did the attack on the WTC.

    I think that’s a certainty. But I would qualify that by saying ‘elements within Israel and the U.S.’, because obviously we can’t implicate all Israelis, any more than we can the entire Bush administration, most of whom certainly had no idea what was done.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  222. annamaria says:
    @CanSpeccy

    “…editorial suggestions…”

    — And this is all that you and “Johnny Rico” have found in the article?
    Guess the truth hurts and this is why “FB,” “Johnny Rico,” and “CanSpeccy” are beyond themselves that the First Amendment is still alive in the US.
    It should be shocking for you that the ADL (created in memory of the rapist Leo Frank), the Simon Wiesenthal Center (of supporters of Banderites), and other defenders of all and any crimes of zionists (in the name of holohoax, of course) have nothing factual to offer in disagreement with the material presented in the article. This is why this country has been suffering the zionists’ attacks on the freedom of information.

    • LOL: CanSpeccy
  223. @Ron Unz

    To be fair to Hitlers actions vis a vis the Zionists, one has to go further back than just the Havaara agreements. I would say that a minimum historical window would have to include the Dolchstoss or “Stab in the Back”.

    In any case when Hitler won the elections and came to power, Judea declared war on Germany. Germany was on its knees after the judaicially vindictive Versailles treaty, turnip winters, hyperinflation, and Weimar depravity, and completely stripped of all her gold. Unemployment was rampant and commerce was in a complete collapse after Rothschild’s Credit Anstalt collapsed in Vienna.

    This is when the Zionists started their world trade embargo against Germany. That Hitler made a deal with the devil, like he did with Stalin in 1939, is hardly surprising. The split up and genocide of German after Versailles was almost irreversible when Hitler was forced to cut a deal with the Zionists.

    As part of his deal with the Zionists in order to get the embargo lifted, Hitler had to commit to help build the Palestinian infrastructure so to entice the very jews he was later accused of gassing to leave on their own volition. This included trains, roads, power systems and more. After the war Germany was forced to provide even more gravy for the Jewish racial supremacists. If the US people are bitter about how much tribute they are forced to provide to their racial superiors, 100 years of German reparations complete eclipse this measly US tribute to gods chosen people.

    So please spare us the “Nazi Guilt” narrative because Hitler was already paying reparations to the Zionists in 1933.

  224. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nonny Mouse

    [Soleimani/Suleimani is a] transliteration of a vowel from a very different alphabet and writing system.

    In fact, the vowel in question is not written at all in the standard Persian spelling.

    The surname is written like this in Arabic letters: سلیمانی

    The individual letters (from right to left) are: س ل ی م ا ن ی

    The letters transliterate as S – L – EY/I – M – A – N – EY/I.

    Note that the letters ل (L) and ی (EY/I) take a different form when written in the middle of a word rather than by themselves.

  225. annamaria says:
    @Skeptikal

    There is not a single Hollywood movie depicting the “enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty” developed by Jews to the detriment of the host societies, whether Spain, Poland, Germany, Russia, France, the UK, or the US.
    Considering the stunning number of Hollywood productions that demonize and dehumanize Germans and Russians, it is long overdue to depict the normative Jewish mentality on a day-to-day basis; such as a depiction of the brainwashing of Jewish children by constant insinuations against non-Jews and by imprinting the idea of special victimhood.
    The whole “infrastructure of cultural dishonesty” boils down to the dehumanization of “others” and to the deep-seating dishonesty of intentions that must be guided by “is this good for Jews?”

  226. Kali says:
    @TKK

    Oh dear! TKK obviously just got Bit Hard by Unz’ masterpiece exposing, and evidencing, the Innate Criminality of his (((ideological cohorts))).

    One can only imagine (and I did imagine TKK puking into his waste paper basket whilst reading this article 🙂 ) that the AaronB’s and TKK’so of this world must literally empty their guts on encountering such fearlessness in reporting and such a devastating compilation of evidence against (((them))), as provided above, by our host, Ron Unz.

    And so they comment to spew their spleens and attempt to derail the conversation, and divert attention, whilst Failing to comprehend that they, and the ideological (((criminal conspiracy))) they serve are the conversation.

    I can’t wait to see how Fran Trueman handles this one! The poor deluded soul will have to spend weeks telling us how we’re all wrong because her hasbra info sheet says so… and “look at all these links, jew-haters…”

    Ron Unz, thank you!

    With love,
    Kali.

  227. Suede says:
    @Alfred

    Olof Palmes grandmother on his mothers side was Elli Kupfer. The daughter of a wealthy merchant. So it might well be that Olof Palme himself could have been entitled to a second passport.

  228. @Rurik

    I believe that every thinking American knows that Israel and the ZUS government traitors did 911 and that includes every member of congress aka the lower house of the Knesset and of course since they are cowards they remain quiet about it, just as was the case in the attack on the USS Liberty.

    It has reached such a state in America that I no longer believe anything that comes out of the ZUS government and generally believe just the opposite, we live in a dictatorship of zionists without visible walls, but the walls are there, and it makes Orwells 1884 look like a walk in the park.

    We have been lied to about the terrorists who in actual fact are a creation of Israel and the ZUS and ZBritain and ZNATO, the war on terror is one of the greatest lies ever perpetrated on the American people and the majority of people believe the lies.

    Being of German heritage, I used to wonder how the German people could let it all happen under Hitler , I don’t wonder anymore, we have it here , the policies are just well hidden.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  229. AaronB says:
    @Poco

    Well, at the same period when elite Westerners were describing Anglo culture as harsh and cold, they were writing about the family warmth, charity, and kindness of Jewish culture.

    For instance, Mark Twain wrote a glowing account of Jewish culture at the same time Dickens and Tocqueville were writing those quotes. And Twain was similarly scathing about Anglo culture.

    So, it seems probably that at that period, there really was a difference. Now, it is unfortunate that Jewish leadership was not able to turn the tide of immorality, and after a serious effort during the Civil Rights ers, today we are where we are.

    To me this shows that we are dealing with impersonal historical processes that are larger than Jews or gentiles. No one seems immune.

    And I am not saying Jews were “invited” to take over – just that the WASP elite no longer had the self confidence to keep power. They increasingly thought they represented an awful culture, as utu’s quotes show. They felt guilty about what the West had become.

    • Replies: @Poco
  230. Antares says:
    @Ron Unz

    Actually, in American English usage “the Netherlands” and “Holland” have been almost always been considered synonymous, though I realize that’s not technically correct.

    I am aware of that, and frankly, I don’t want to count how many times I wrote “Engeland” and “Amerika.” Zeeland is however outside of Holland.

    As for Jowenko himself, from what I’ve heard he was simply interviewed by that documentary film crew and as a professional demolition expert merely described the visual collapse of Building 7 as obviously a controlled demolition without even realizing that it had occurred as part of the 9/11 attacks.

    Exactly true, the interview was in Dutch and I remember it well.

    Then, some time later, someone discovered that clip and began publicizing it, with the segment eventually shown on Iranian PressTV, thereby gaining a large worldwide audience.

    Three days later, I think Jowenko was suddenly killed in a very unusual one-car accident collision, which seems to be an absolutely astonishing coincidence.

    In my article, I merely noted that the world of professional demolition experts is probably a relatively small one, and after Jowenko’s sudden misfortune it may be far more difficult to persuade any other such knowledgeable demolition professional to go on record and provide his expert opinion regarding the collapse of the WTC buildings.

    I can’t confirm the timeline because it was years ago. It was indeed extremely suspicious and I agree with your reasoning but I have never found something that was substantial.

    • Replies: @Antares
  231. Ron,

    I hope you will pardon me, for this is off-topic, but I hope you can help me in a search. I’ve been trying to find an early 20th century sociology book you once mentioned in one of your pieces. I do not remember the author’s name, or the title, but it was a very scholarly and in-depth examination of different immigrant groups (Jews, Irish, Germans, Italians, etc) in New York of that period. Do you remember this?

    Thanks

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Ron Unz
  232. refl says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Lots of interesting stuff but how much of it do you know from close personal acquaintance with the facts? When have you been in Germany?

    I have spent in Germany something like 50 years minus the time I spent travelling.

    Starikow is a declared conspirationalist, but this one is obvious. What did the western allies expect to happen when they declared the currency that contained the lifesavings of an industrious people invalid from one day to another? What would you have done in their situation but transfer it somewhere as quickly as possible, where you could still get something for it? It is peculiar that this obvious fact is absent from the generally accepted record of the Berlin blockade.

    As for personal experience, I have it from lifelong West Berliners, who stated to me that 6 weeks after the Red Army took Berlin, water, gas and elecricity were functioning again, and the same people compared this with disdain to the continuous disaster of the US occupation in Irak. The idea that the Soviets wanted to starve West Berlin ‘to death’ is ridiculous. They wanted to get it under their control and in the early years after the war they would have thought that they were succeeding in winning the competition against the West.
    The whole story of the Cold War has been written from a thoroughly Angloamerican perspective, while the counternarrative normally tries to uphold the superiority of soviet socialism, which turns off anyone with an informed opinion. Against this, the simple conclusion that the Soviets and the eastern regimes under their tutelage wanted to make their states work against all odds is mostly dismissed.

    I once talked with a former east German political prisoner, who then made it to the West and kept getting people over until his western intelligence contacts told him that it was better for him to go abroad.
    He said that while visiting a friend somewhere in the US, he was sitting in a bar one night, the cops came in and everyone fell silent. He said that in his youth in East Berlin in the sixties they would have put the police on the run with laughter – That was what he said, but I don’t have personal experience with neither.

  233. utu says:
    @Ron Unz

    If Mr. Jowenko opinion was known sooner the scope of the discussion about the 9/11 event could have be changed, however, I would not overestimate the value of demolition experts opinions. All they can say is that what they see looks like a demolition but they can ‘t prove that the same effect could not occur “naturally”. Fortunately last year Prof. J. Leroy Hulsey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks released the results of extensive computer modelinling study of the collapse of WTC7 that proves that the collapse of the WTC7 could not result from fires.

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/university-study-finds-fire-did-not-cause-3rd-towers-collapse-on-911-300911896.html

    “The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City late in the afternoon of September 11, 2001, was not a result of fires, according to a draft report released yesterday by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) following a four-year computer modeling study funded by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.”

    “Our study found that the fires in WTC 7 could not have caused the collapse recorded on video,” said Professor Hulsey. “We simulated every plausible scenario, and we found that the series of failures that NIST claimed triggered a progressive collapse of the entire structure could not have occurred. The only thing that could have brought this structure down in the manner observed on 9/11 is the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building below Floor 17.”

    So, while Mr. Jowenko was correct it took Prof. Hulsey work to prove it and apparently he was not intimidated by the rumors surrounding the death of Mr. Jowenko.

    At this point the question of the demolition of WTC7 should be closed. Strangely I have’t noticed the demolition proponents using Prof. Hulsey’s result as their only and final argument instead they keep repeating the same arguments they have learned 17 or 12 years ago that often have been challenged by the keepers of the official story.

  234. Antares says:
    @Antares

    I think that my first comment was poorly formulated and it almost looks as I would want the case of Jowenko to be scored of the list. That never crossed my mind when I wrote it. Although it remains speculative, the common conclusion at that time among people like me was that his death was not an accident.

  235. Ron Unz says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    I’ve been trying to find an early 20th century sociology book you once mentioned in one of your pieces. I do not remember the author’s name, or the title, but it was a very scholarly and in-depth examination of different immigrant groups (Jews, Irish, Germans, Italians, etc) in New York of that period.

    Sure, it’s by E.A. Ross, one of our greatest early sociologists, and I’d recommend it highly:

    https://www.unz.com/book/e_a_ross__the-old-world-in-the-new/

  236. lysias says:

    In view of many of the facts presented in this piece, Mr. Unz was very brave to write it and put it on line. Mr. Unz, I hope you have good security.

  237. The Arab hijackers who committed 9/11 probably did not know who they were ultimately working for.

    US agencies had some involvement, even if unwittingly.

    In the aftermath of the attacks, the US government undertook great efforts to locate and arrest the surviving Islamic conspirators, but scarcely managed to find a single one. Apparently, they had all died in the attacks themselves or otherwise simply vanished into thin air.

    At least one was already in custody. One of the hijackers’ trainers, Ali Mohammed, was an operative for FBI, CIA, and the US Army.

    In 2000 he pleaded guilty to the US Embassy bombings, but was not sentenced, and disappeared into “witness protection”. As recently as 2011, he is reported not to have been sentenced.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/how-the-fbi-protected-al-qaeda-s-9-11-hijacking-trainer/3422

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

    A couple of points suggest that Mossad was not involved:

    (1) It was reported that, once the hijackers were in the USA, they had to support themselves with credit-card fraud. Why? An arrest for a minor offense would risk blowing the whole operation, and any controlling agency would not want unnecessary risks.

    (2) If the hijackers were being controlled and monitored by US-based operatives of a foreign agency, these would most likely be a small number of Arabic-speaking handlers whom they trusted.

    But without making much effort at all, the American government did quickly round up and arrest some 200 Israeli Mossad agents, many of whom had been based in exactly the same geographical locations as the purported 19 Arab hijackers.

    I do not know what these 200 Mossad agents were doing, but the sheer numbers make it hard to believe that most of them had anything to do with 9/11.

    Points in favor of Saudi control:

    (1) The “28 pages” of the congressional report released in 2016 show Saudi connections to the hijackers.

    (2) “Cui bono?” assumes the conspirators are both competent and rational actors. Compare with the history of ISIS, which was financed by Saudis and Qataris. Now, if they had simply wanted to create a Sunni state in parts of Iraq and Syria, in order to reduce Iranian influence in the region, then that state would probably still be in existence. Instead ISIS and their sponsors were driven by their hearts to create a Caliphate, and by doing so to declare war on the entire world including all their neighbours. This is not a strategy drawn from the pages of Sun Tzu or Clausewitz, but a religious and romantic dream that led to complete ruin.

    The earlier plot for 9/11 had a similar disregard for consequences. Without doubt Osama Bin Laden was not the only Saudi who was offended by the presence of infidel soldiers in Saudi Arabia; and some wealthy Saudis decided to take the Americans down a peg or two, simply for emotional reasons. They succeeded in causing America incredible harm, albeit mostly self-inflicted by its own reaction to 9/11. They did not even think whether the chief beneficiaries of their plan might turn out to be Israel and Iran.

  238. If nearly all Jews for a thousand or two thousand years were taught to feel a seething hatred toward all non-Jews and also developed an enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty to mask that attitude, it is difficult to believe that such an unfortunate history has had absolutely no consequences for our present-day world, or that of the relatively recent past.

    It bears repeating that the original House of Israel (a.k.a. “Children of Israel”) should be distinguished from the polity commonly known as “Israel” which currently occupies Palestine. As explained in Douglas Reed’s Controversy of Zion:

    Before 458 BC, for instance, there were in the main only “oral traditions”; the documentary period begins in the two centuries leading up to 458 BC, when Judah had been disavowed by the Israelites. At this stage, when the word-of-mouth tradition became written Scripture, the perversion occurred. The surviving words of the earlier Israelites show that their tradition was a widening one of neighbourliness under a universal God. This was changed into its opposite by the itinerant priests who segregated the Judahites and established the worship of Jehovah as the god of racialism, hatred and revenge. …

    It was the Levites, with their racial creed, that Israel rejected. The next two hundred years, during which Israel and Judah existed separately, and often in enmity, but side by side, are filled with the voices of the Hebrew “prophets”, arraigning the Levites and the creed which they were constructing. …

    These men were nearly all Israelites; most of them were Josephites. They were on the road to the one-God of all-peoples and to participation in mankind. …

    They were in truth Israelite remonstrants against the Levitical teaching which was to become identified with the name of Judah. …

    They were protestants in their time and gave simple warning of the calculable consequences of the racial creed; their warning remains valid today.

    The original Israelites were, by definition, those who submitted to God, and as such, worthy of being called “Muslim.” The most significant distinction between Judaism and Islam remains this: the former is inextricably bound to a worldview in which ethnicity is the superseding criterion by which God determines superiority, while the latter establishes conduct as the means by which God judges man.

    This helps to explain why the Prophet’s effort to establish a federation of religions and tribes shortly after his arrival in Medina did not survive long following the local Jewish tribes’ perfunctory agreement to it. Laboring to undermine it at every turn, they eventually compelled their own exile and, upon confederation with the inimical Quraysh, war.

    In spite of this history, successors to the Prophet who were veterans of these early wars did not fail to treat Jews equitably thereafter. Upon his assumption of political reign over Jerusalem, Umar lifted the proscription on Jews therein, restoring to them full rights of religious autonomy. Both the Prophet and Umar’s example would serve as the template of administration by which Jews would live prosperously among Muslims for more than one millennium afterwards.

    Fast forward to the late 19th century and what has followed since the first aliyah and we witness the stark contrast between the political dominion of the cynically named “Israel” and that of Islam which preceded it.

    By their fruits, ye shall know them.

  239. Truth3 says:
    @Rurik

    Airplanes crashing into rocky ground do not penetrate. Ever. Hundreds of planes have crashed into rocky ground or mountains… never once a penetration.

    As to the Pentagon crash, the wings would have been sheared off… no wings were found. The only jet engine found was not one that is mounted on a passenger liner, but one that would be fitted to a cruise missile.

    As to the WTC1 & WTC2… if a person understands physics (Newton’s Laws) they understand that only controlled demolition could bring them down.

    As to WTC7… never have office fires brought a building down in it’s own footprint at freefall.

    American’s are unfortunately quite stupid when it comes to science and mathematics.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  240. @for-the-record

    It is truly an astonishing piece of work.

    It is the most breathtakingly spiteful obituary that I have ever read.

    • Replies: @Castellio
  241. refl says:
    @Rurik

    Do you think the Soviet occupation of Germany was benign?

    And that the Red Army were liberators, where ever they went?

    I have a different view. I see the occupation by Russians, of Germany and East Europeans, as more or less exactly like the American occupation of Germany, and Afghanistan and Iraq and so many other countries.

    I would also see the Soviet occupation more or less like the Angloamerican one, with certain exceptions
    The first – there really was an issue. No German soldier ever could have reached american soil, while Hitler did appease the British at Dunkirk (!).
    But invading a country at the price of 27 mio dead is an issue of contention. One of the favorite controversies under these revisionist articles here is, wether the Barbarossa invasion was preemptive. My take now is, rather not, but I am still not over with the question. But regardless, Germans could not wonder about the consequences of their own actions in the east.

    [MORE]

    Connected to this is the second – you can make yourself a hero in the Angloamerican dominated historical profession, if you point out Russian wrongs in the war. It is like pop culture. Try the same with what the British and Americans did, and it will end your career, definitely! And there, I am not even talking about questioning the holocaust.

    The third – the Soviet occupation ended for good thirty years ago. Maybe, I am to sensitive a character, but the trauma of the Cold War was engraved in my mind before I could think. We learned at school (in the West! ) that it would take 15 minutes to blow us all into oblivion.
    The inspiring delusion of my youth has been that progress exists. We were the examples: from fascism through the struggle against communism to liberty. That was to be the modell for the world to follow.
    Needless to say that this is pure idiocy, but that is, as I see it, basically the heros story the liberal West is telling to itself.

    Finally, having lived among east Germans as a Westerner for the better part of two decades, I have learned to appreciate their experience. What is it like, when from one day to another, Black is called White and vice versa? And what is it like to see how quickly certain characters can change their flag?

    Many of the readers here live under the impression that they are waking up from a brainwash, and all will have their own history of transition. Mine began long before becoming a conspiracy nut with the realization that the eastern side in the Cold War had its inner functioning,

    • Replies: @kikl
    , @Rurik
  242. kikl says:
    @refl

    “One of the favorite controversies under these revisionist articles here is, wether the Barbarossa invasion was preemptive.”

    I don’t think this is any longer controversial for anyone willing to look at the evidence. The evidence is overwhelming Barbarossa was a preemptive attack.

    If you think not, then please explain:

    Hitler is fighting in North Africa, Yougoslavia, Greece, the battle of Britain and the North Atlantic against the world empire United Kingdom. He knows that the UK is supported heavily by another word power, the USA. The British blockade means that he cannot import vital ressources except from his most important ally the USSR.

    Now I want to know from you: Why would Hitler turn his most important strategic ally, the USSR into his greatest foe?

    The only possible explanation is, because he believed that his supposed ally was planning to attack him and the attack was imminent.

    • Agree: Tusk
  243. It took the most part of today and in between the Trump impeachment trial to finish this most fascinating piece by none other than the man himself: Ron Unz!

    I have said it before that if indeed the Zionists are the ones who had JFK killed and then later on the wife and the only daughter end up as a concubine and a wife of two Jews …

    USS Liberty gets knocked off and hundreds killed but then the perpetrators get rewarded by increase in the US aid …

    I do not think that Zionism and its fanatical adherents can survive without the approval and help of the ordinary Jews …

    Nothing will change until the majority stops the minority!

    • Replies: @Truth3
  244. @James N. Kennett

    Ex-Saudi intelligence chief reveals secret Israel-Saudi relations

    The ex-Saudi Intelligence Chief Turki Al-Faisal this weekend revealed that secret relations between Israel and a number of Gulf states date back as far as 25 years. …

    In the series, Ravid claims he will reveal information about a “world of economic, political and military relations” between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He adds that most Israelis do not know about these relations, as they are being run by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, together with Israel’s national intelligence agency Mossad.

    The article date is February 11, 2019, which means that these relations existed 7 years before the 9/11 attacks.

    /“Cui bono?” assumes the conspirators are both competent and rational actors./

    To imagine otherwise is absurd.

    Given the necessity of competence needed to execute the attacks, as well as the preponderance of evidence revealing Israeli foreknowledge, your analysis simply isn’t persuasive.

  245. Anon[459] • Disclaimer says:
    @for-the-record

    So a friend of mine goes w/his family and a larger tour group to the Holy Land in 1981 or so. He still remembers how a jewish tour guide took out an ornate, clunky iron key with an elaborate tassel to show them. Brandishing the key, he said something like “the key.. the key to our house that was stolen.”. He meant the key to the family home in Spain prior to the 1492 expulsion.

    Before the germans, before the russians, before the Habsburgs, it is catholic Spain they hate most. Look at Soros and Cataluña.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  246. Anon[459] • Disclaimer says:
    @Zorropisa

    Yet they seem to have fallen most for the immigration trap, after Germany? Perhaps the judeo-globalists knew of this loophole in the Swedish self-defense armor.

  247. @AnonStarter

    Edit: “Given the necessity of competence needed to execute the attacks, …”

  248. Truth3 says:
    @Really No Shit

    Zionists are the ones who had JFK killed and then later on the wife and the only daughter end up as a concubine and a wife of two Jews …

    I often thought that Jack FK told Jackie before he died that if he was assassinated it was the Israelis who would do it. I also thought that Bobby knew… before they hit him. He probably told Jackie if JFK didn’t.

    I think Jackie was with the Belgian Jewish Diamond merchant at the end because she wanted protection for JFK Jr. Tribal Umbrella Insurance Policy so to speak.

    Didn’t work in the end, and she became a JBCPI (((Jewess by Clipped Penile Injection))), just like her daughter.

    Purgatory must have been a bitch, waiting to be scolded by Jack in Heaven.

    • Replies: @Really No Shit
  249. Poco says:
    @AaronB

    You are just going to have to excuse me from believing that jews were somehow warmer and kinder because Mark Twain was philosemitic and a couple of foreigners wrote critically of America.
    The current era is the one they should most be ashamed of. You know, the one that spent it’s energy on wars and destroying their children’s future. The one that they and jews created together.

  250. @Truth3

    I would think that Jack would more than scold the two for their disloyalty to their family and faith but it’s the old lecher Onassis waiting in hell, for the two to bring back the loot they took from him, is what the hos should be worried about.

  251. Adrian says:
    @Prez2020

    Schopenhauer’s father who was a very independent minded character (like his son) couldn’t stand the idea that the free city of Danzig would be swallowed up by Prussia and moved to the free city of Hamburg instead. He did so incurring a substantial financial loss and even a personal long talk with Frederick the Great himself couldn’t induce him to stay.

    So yes when Schopenhauer was born there Danzig was still a free city.

    And the philopsopher himself never felt particularly German except for his language. For one thing he was of part Dutch origin. His Dutch great grandparents on his father’s side had moved to Danzig in the early 1700’s. One of their sons, Schopenhauer’s grandfather, married a Dutch girl again – the daughter of the Dutch Republic’s representative in Danzig. They were the parents of Schopenhauer’s father who, according to the philospher himself, was still fluent in Dutch.

    [MORE]

    Schopenhauer’s father wanted him to be an international merchant, as he was himself, and let him stay in France for a few years during his youth, and also a considerable time in England. So Schopenhauer was fluent in French and English and acquired later Latin, Greek, Spanish and Italian. Ironically he has never made an attempt to acquire Dutch, probably because he thought that at that stage there was not much worth reading in it. He wasn’t wrong. He just liked to refer to his part Dutch ancestry (he mistakenly thought that even his grandfather was still born in Holland) when his German environment annoyed him, which was often.

    Schopenhauer hated English religious bigotry but neverthelees he deemed the English to be the most intelligent people of Europe and made a point of reading the London Times every day in some coffeehouse. He had high regard for English (Scottish) philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley and Hume and a low regard for the German philosophers of his day (particularly Hegel) except for his predecessor Kant whom he deemed, together with Plato, to be the greatest of all philosophers.

    One reason why I think he might be interesting to you is because you mentioned Buddhism. In Schopenhauer’s youth, when he was preparing his main work (The World as Will and Representation), the first fruits of Oriental scholarship became available in Western languages. Schopenhauer deemed this to be as important as the rediscovery of the ancient classics in the Renaissance. To his astonishment he discovered that his own fundamental insights came close to those of Hinduism and Buddhism – fundamental insights of humanity before the Semitic intrusion. He read the Upanishads every day and testified that they were a consolation to him in his life and would be so at the hour of his death.

    I personally regard Schopenhauer as the philosopher who makes most sense of my life’s experience. And to link my testimony to that of a much greater man, Tolstoy, I quote from the relevant Wiki:

    When he read his philosophy he exclaimed “at present I am convinced that Schopenhauer is the greatest genius among men. … It is the whole world in an incomparably beautiful and clear reflection.”[270] He said that what he has written in War and Peace is also said by Schopenhauer in The World as Will and Representation.[271]

    and there are many testimonies of this kind among the greats.

    There is a good English language biography of him by David Cartwright (Kindle edition at Amazon) and a much older and shorter one by Wallace.

    I cannot judge the merits of the various English language translations because I read him in the original (in my youth German was still an obligatory subject in Dutch high schools).

    I understand that the British philosophical “communicator” , the late Bryan Magee, has written a good overview of his philosophy but as Schopenhauer said “Why read about me – read me”.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz, annamaria
  252. @Dutch Boy

    Actually, it was count Boulay de la Meurthe who said that.

  253. lysias says:
    @Jake

    I would be surprised if there are not issues of George magazine stored in university llibraries in the U.S. When I was an undergraduate at Princeton in the 1960s, I spent many hours looking at such things as the coverage of World War Two in the Neue Zuercher Zeitung and issues of Goebbels’s prestige weekly Das Reich.

    • Replies: @utu
  254. @Ron Unz

    Thanks a bunch!

    It’s been a fun read so far, and very informative.

    My only wish is that he had compared these immigrants to black Americans (maybe he does later; I’m just now in the first section regarding the Irish). I would like to compare early 20th century Irish and Italian immigrant crime rates, etc, with black crime rates.

  255. @Otto von Komsmark

    here’s a key Zionist hit that Unz and most others have missed: the Heydrich assassination.

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    during the mid-to-later 1930’s, as the Nazi-Zionist Transfer Agreement ran out of steam and fewer and fewer Jews were frightened out of Germany and central Europe into Palestine, worried Zionists looked for a means to tighten the squeeze. And the settled on the usual: kill the goyim. The two best known of some dozen or more hits were the 1936 murder of Swiss Nazi leader Wilhelm Gustloff and the 1938 murder of Third Reich diplomat vom Rath in Paris. Thus stimulated, the Nazis did Krystalnacht, and then followed another mass exodus of Jews from Germany, many of whom found their way to Palestine. By mid-1939 the Zionists had enough young Jew spear-carriers in Palestine to win an eventual struggle for Eretz Yizroel against the local Arabs, but still faced the twin problems of international finance and political sympathy. The solution here, operating through Agent Principal and Rothschild property Winston Churchill was, once again, kill the goyim…but on a far vaster scale: a new European White-on-White slaughter then escalated to a new World War which would, in particular, feature a massacre (aka “holocaust”) of the remaining non-Zionist European Jews, Jews thus in Zionist eyes the “galuth”, or “fallen ones”, but who could nonetheless contribute to the postwar Zion-Palestine Project as….dead bodies producing post-war money and sympathy. That worked, though there were major glitches along the way. The principal problem in producing the mythic, requisite “6 million” being that the Nazi regime was split on solving the Jew Problem through physical extermination: the SS and Police bureaucracy, driven by ideological and security motives, wanted to kill as many Jews as quickly as possible…while the military and civilian economic bureaucracy wanted to use them as forced labor to win the war first. The body count waxed and waned depending on various political and military events, but by early 1942 matters were not going the direction the SS and Police – or their Zionist soul-mates – wanted. After an initial wave of mass killings in the newly liberated and de-communized areas of eastern Poland, the Baltic States, White Russia, and the Ukraine during July-December 1941, matters literally froze in place during the fierce winter of 1941-42, and by the spring of ’42 the Nazi economic bureacracies had gotten the upper hand: that’s why the mass shootings resumed only sluggishly behind the Eastern Front in early 1942 and Auschwitz went into operation (in April) as primarily a slave labor camp not a killing center. Still nowhere near the magic 6 million, in fact not even 1 million, and Zion had to act. This they did, returning again to assassination. And against a powerful but easy target. A death-dealing, death-seeking (convinced he was himself Jewish), security-careless Reinhard Heydrich…Reichsprotektor of Czechland and, as head of the SD (SS Intel/CounterIntel), #3 man in the Reich’s power structure after Hitler and Himmler. That the Czech exiles in London also wanted Heydrich dead was a parallel vector, which enabled an easy recruitment of a cadre of terrorist assassins. And that worked: shortly after the Churchill-approved Heydrich hit in early June, the so-called “Einsatz Reinhard(t)” Jewish extermination camps – Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor – went into full gear and the pace of the open air shootings accelerated as well, to the point where the Nazis themselves managed to collapse most of their own behind-the-lines Eastern Front war economy. Though the Zion-hoped for 6 million dead Jews still did not happen (more like half that number) the body count was eventually sufficient – along with lotsa inflative propaganda – to create enough postwar money, sympathy, blackmail and etc. to put Israhell on the map.

    • LOL: Wizard of Oz
  256. lysias says:

    I’m willing to believe Israel and Mossad were at least major accomplices in 9/11, but I do not see how it could have happened if Cheney and Rumsfeld were not in on the conspiracy.

    • Replies: @Jake
  257. utu says:
    @lysias

    Woody Harrelson on December 1996 cover of George

    Woody’s father, Charles Harrelson. (wiki)

    Joseph Chagra later testified during Harrelson’s trial that Harrelson claimed to have shot Kennedy and drew maps to show where he was hiding during the assassination. Chagra said that he did not believe Harrelson’s claim, and the AP reported that the FBI “apparently discounted any involvement by Harrelson in the Kennedy assassination.”[25] According to Jim Marrs in 1989’s Crossfire, Harrelson is believed to be the youngest and tallest of the “three tramps” by many conspiracy theorists.[22] Marrs stated that Harrelson was involved “with criminals connected to intelligence agencies and the military” and suggested that he was connected to Jack Ruby through Russell Douglas Matthews, a third party with links to organized crime who was known to both Harrelson and Ruby.[23] Lois Gibson, a well-known forensic artist, matched photographs of Harrelson to the photographs of the youngest-looking of the three “tramps”.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  258. SND says:
    @Prez2020

    The English translation of Schopenhauer’s Works you want is by E.F.J. Payne.

  259. geokat62 says:
    @utu

    Woody Harrelson on December 1996 cover of George

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  260. Thank you, Mr. Unz. That was eye opening.

  261. @Ron Unz

    that, and a lot other Third Reich aid came as material, human and mechanical.

    one of my favorite photos of a Zionist-colonist amphibious landing on a Palestine beach, c. late 1930’s, shows a group of German Jews, perhaps 30 in number, riding a big raft onto shore…and in the middle of the crowd: a VW.

  262. Hibernian says:
    @Ayatollah Smith

    Also, Canada was founded by the French.

  263. Paul C. says:
    @Rurik

    It’s clear this was a Mossad & US Gov’t zionist operation, with plenty of non-zionist participation. That’s the most important take-away that for the most part we all agree on. The matter of planes, no planes, is less significant. However, when you analyze it, I don’t see any evidence of planes. There was no plane or bodies in Shanksville, nor a plane at the pentagon, nor physical evidence of planes in NY. What was shown on MSM is an impossibility. It shows an aluminum jet cutting through not one, but two sides of a Twin Tower with its nose intact.

    As hi-rise builder Donald Trump said, the Twin Towers were built like a can of soup, the strength of the building was on the exterior. Quick research indicates the steel was 4 inches thick. If you google the term “bird crushes the nose of a plane” you’ll see much evidence of how a bird can mangle the nose of a plane. Yet we were shown the plane cutting through 4 inch steel like a hot knife through butter. It went through the tower including through any columns, walls and the elevator shafts which were at the center of the building and then penetrated another 4 inch steel wall to exit. We were shown the nose to be perfectly intact, unmolested. It’s impossible. With this understanding and no physical evidence at any of the crash sites, such as black boxes or even wreckage, we have to assume pre-planted explosives and perhaps other means were used.

    More importantly, as you know, we have Silverstein on video revealing the design for the new Building 7 was finalized in 2000, before the event. We’re living in the Twilight Zone.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Rurik
  264. @Buzz Mohawk

    Thanks for that (assuming you aren’t one of the back up plants these turtles-all-the-way-down loons might suppose).

    As to Ron’s assertion that most of the contested details just distract from the real questions I tend to differ. Ron seems to believe things which are untrue like the falling in their own footprints and no plane hitting the Pentagon. Those immediately raise questions about the scale of the organisation (and therefore who could have done it) and the motivation (e.g. who would have thought it necessary to bring down the WTC buildings rather than just collide with them?). The fact that WTC 7 came down is important in more than one way. For example it seems to be a ridiculously complicating add-on for anyone setting up the Arabs to take the blame. So…. refuting the assertions that WTC 7 came down all the way at free fall speed would be worthwhile.

    • Replies: @tanabear
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  265. @Paul C.

    Very interesting if true. What are your qualifications to be treated as authoritative on such technical and engineering matters?

    • Replies: @Paul C.
  266. Adrian says:

    Ron Unz:

    Ostrovsky also starkly portrays the utter contempt that many Mossad officers expressed toward their purported allies in the other Western intelligence services, trying to cheat their supposed partners at every turn and taking as much as they could get while giving as little as possible. He describes what seems a remarkable degree of hatred, almost xenophobia, towards all non-Jews and their leaders, however friendly.

    Norman Finkelstein on the Liberty:

    “My own hypothesis is, this is Israel’s big moment, the climactic of the Jewish people, a collective paroxysm-cum-orgasm. All the armed services want to get a piece of the action. The air force, the army, the navy.

    The navy hadn’t yet seen real combat. As the war was winding down, they were probably anxious to be part of this glorious chapter. To play their part in the Jewish people’s revenge on the goyim.

    Remember, the Israelis don’t just hate Arabs. They’re in an eternal war with all the goyim. All the goyim wanted the Jews dead. Just read Daniel Goldhagen if you have any doubts. The Americans are goyim. They refused entry to Jews fleeing the Holocaust; they didn’t bomb the railway tracks to Auschwitz; they, too, wanted all the Jews dead. Now they’re butting into our war, dispatching a spy ship into our waters, trying to restrain us in our moment of glory. Fuck the Americans! Fuck the goyim! Long live the Jews!”

    (Conversation with James North and Philip Weiss 3rd June 2017)

  267. It seems unhealthy for me to read all this – I simply get very angry, blackpilled, and frustrated. Regardless thank you Unz for your hard work.

    • Replies: @gregor
  268. DrWatson says:
    @utu

    An amazing book I was not aware of. The author did have a foresight valid to this day: “It is a clearly discernible political fact in the Western world that the more Jews are sitting in the key positions of a democratic State, the quicker will this State drift towards Bolshevism.” https://archive.org/details/TheWorldConquerors-TheRealWarCriminals1958/page/n269/mode/2up

  269. Jake says:
    @Ron Unz

    We’re on the same page on this, but coming from different angles. I may be flippant in tone, but I have no doubt that Zionist Jews will kill other Jews they as in their way, when they see ‘their way’ as being the path to make the world safe for Jews.

    I think the vast majority of people here would agree with that. I do know a few nice devout Evangelicals who would doubt it, even deny it. Their theology tells them that Jews are victims, and, as Edith Ann said, ‘that’s the truth’ – nothing matters after they accept that truth.

    What fascinates me most is the widespread denial across the Anglophere that WASPs could be murderously gangster in politics, that WASPs could engage in violent and illegal activities against non-WASP whites to secure their status as WASP Elites.

    Full pravda, pravda that frees minds and souls, in the Anglosphere requires telling the sordid truth about WASP culture-warring against non-WASP whites at least as much as it requires telling the sordid truths about Jews culture-warring against whites.

  270. Jake says:
    @lysias

    Ding, ding, ding – we have a winner, ladies and gentlemen.

    W was the ‘dumb blonde’ who did not need to know.

  271. Ostrovsky only survived because Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who had formerly spent decades as the Mossad assassination chief, vetoed the proposal on the grounds that “We don’t kill Jews.”

    This statement attributed to Yitzhak Shamir should be astounding to anyone with some knowledge of history. The following excerpt is from Noam Chomsky’s book Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World:

    The archives of the mainstream Zionist resistance group, Haganah, contain the names of 40 Jews killed by Menachem Begin’s Irgun and Lehi. Yitzhak Shamir’s personal assassination of a Lehi associate is a famous incident. The official Irgun history, while recalling with admiration many acts of terror against Arab civilians, also cites the murder of a Jewish member who, it was feared, would give information to the police if captured. Suspected collaborators were a particular target, from the earliest days. The official history of the Haganah, under “special activities,” describes the assassination of the Dutch orthodox Jew Jacob de Haan by Haganah assassins in 1924 because he was seeking “to construct a united front of the old Yishuv [Jewish community] with the Arab Higher Committee against the new Yishuv and the Zionist enterprise.” In later years the Haganah Special Actions Squads carried out “punitive actions” against Jewish informers. A Haganah prison in Haifa in the 1940s contained a torture chamber for interrogation of Jews suspected of collaboration with the British. In a 1988 interview, Dov Tsisis describes his work as a Haganah enforcer, “following orders, like the Nazis,” to “eliminate” Jews interfering with the national struggle, “particularly informers.” He also rejects the familiar charge that the murderous bombing of the King David Hotel was carried out by the Irgun alone, identifying himself as the special representative of Haganah commander Yitzhak Sadeh, who authorized it. He was later recommended by Moshe Dayan to replace him as commander of an elite unit.

    Anti-Nazi resisters also describe the murder of collaborators. Israel Shahak, one of Israel’s foremost civil libertarians and a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto and Bergen-Belsen, recalls that “before the Warsaw ghetto revolt . . . the Jewish underground, with complete justification, killed every Jewish collaborator that they could find.” He recalls a vivid childhood memory from February 1943, “when I danced and sang together with other children around the body [of a murdered Jewish collaborator], with blood still flowing from his body, and to the present I have no regrets about that; on the contrary.” Citing the memoirs of Yitzhak (Antek) Zuckerman, the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Leah Enbal writes that “Nine months before the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising the Jewish underground initiated the systematic extermination of collaborators from the Judenrat and the Jewish police,” sometimes with “collective killings.” “It would have been impossible to fight the Germans without first finishing with the internal treachery,” Zuckerman recalled. The killing of collaborators was regarded as legitimate revenge by the ordinary person. German collaborators, sometimes “Gestapo members,” had to be “destroyed to the last one,” including those “whose activities were in contradiction to Jewish interests.” It was a “historic failure” to “delay too long” in killing Jewish collaborators, Zuckerman added: “Today, for example, I am certain that, wherever there is internal treachery, the war must begin with elimination of the internal treachery. [Delay in doing this] was our great failure, our disgrace.”

  272. @AnonStarter

    Given the necessity of competence needed to execute the attacks, as well as the preponderance of evidence revealing Israeli foreknowledge, your analysis simply isn’t persuasive.

    The Israelis may have had foreknowledge, but that doesn’t mean that they did it.

    To use Cui bono? as an analytical tool assumes that those responsible did the same, and also that they were reasonably prescient. The failure of ISIS shows that, when Saudi and Qatari backers are involved, these assumptions are false.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  273. @FB

    …when one of Adolf Hitler’s aides suggested that an attempt be made to assassinate Soviet leaders, the German Fuhrer immediately forbade such practices as obvious violations of the laws of war.

    LOL…typical Unzian whitewashing of the psychopath Shitler…

    This might be surprising about Hitler (I don’t know enough about WWII to comment especifically about that), but from time to time you hear things about WWII that are quite surprising. About two weeks ago German television (ZDF) showed a documentary about the submarine war. Some comments were made by a very mainstream historian, Sönke Neitzel.

    They said in the documentary that the chief of the German navy was shocked when the war against England begun because he knew that Germany didn’t have a fleet to face minimally the English. Because of that they resorted to submarines which were much easier to build. What came next was even more surprising. They said that he hoped to put pressure on the English in order to make the English accept a negotiated end of the conflict. His aim was not to defeat the British. He knew that this wasn’t realistic.

    Ron’s article: impressive.

  274. @refl

    On May, 8th, 1945 the Wehrmacht capitulated, but no civilian government could ever sign a peace. The capitulation states that terms of peace would later still be laid upon Germany by the United Nations (then not even founded). These terms do not exist to this day. Instead, the constitution of the Federal Republic have been cowritten by the western victors and have made the country ungovernable. To this day, German governments have no say on the American bases on German soil.

    This was true until German reunification in 1990. Between 1945 and 1990, nobody was competent to sign a peace treaty on behalf of Germany. The treaty discussed below functions as a peace treaty except that it does not cover reparations.

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

  275. Saggy says: • Website
    @Rurik

    Everything the truthers allege is so preposterous that it is not interesting to me, but I did google a bit on flight 93 to discover that the cockpit voice recorder and the flight control black box were recovered. I guess you forgot to mention that.

    Despite the devastation, investigators were able to recover both the plane’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, or black box, which was found burrowed more than 25 feet below ground.

    That said, I’m done with the topic of the events themselves.

    Now, if the truthers could provide some information, i.e. something resembling evidence, not absurd allegations, about WHO DID IT, that is, the organization behind the attack, that would be interesting.

    • Agree: Fran Taubman
    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
    , @Rurik
  276. Arturo says:
    @Ayatollah Smith

    I don’t recall if I read this information on this website, but I have seen it demonstrated to my satisfaction that Butler was a Roosevelt stooge and controlled opposition, and the whole Business Plot to oust Roosevelt was totally fabricated.

    Roosevelt’s record of astonishing lies and shady dealings is too well-known for me to go into at length, but many people are unaware of Butler’s history. His “war is a racket” persona was totally out of step with his earlier rhetoric, and he always tied anti-war statements to anti-fascism, this latter project obviously serving to divide the American anti-war sentiment at the time along political lines, and butter up the socialist elements for “ok, one more war is ok, against the Nazi menace.”

    A far more plausible case for a genuine American coup would be, funnily enough, the Constitutional Convention and subsequent ramming-through of the Federalized replacement for the Articles of Confederation, which Charles Beard (perhaps the most distinguished historian of his generation) convincingly demonstrated to be a total capture of power by oligarchic elements— witness that almost the first action of Washington was to betray the supposed ideals of the Revolution in the whiskey rebellion, leading troops against poor backcountry farmers, not to speak of what was done to war veterans demanding their back pay.

  277. Castellio says:
    @James N. Kennett

    It is, in fact, a clear statement of an ever-renewing threat…

    It explicitly says: “See the harm I have done you, and will continue to do.”

  278. Anonymous,[603] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Unfortunately, A lot of the sort of people who’d read this article already know the reality.

    I suspect 90% of the Western leadership class already know the score. They can’t do anything about it, so they just work within this reality. Then you have others who actively seek to profit from the situation. In either case, it goes completely unspoken.

    As for the masses, it’s just far too weird and complicated. You’d come off like a deranged lunatic even discussing this stuff.

    Perhaps a documentary with really good production values would be the best vehicle, but even this is a tough sell if it isn’t delivered through mainstream channels.

  279. @Saggy

    aldeilis.net : “Evidence of fraud regarding flight UA93’s flight cockpit voice recorder ” By Elias Davidsson
    See also : “Hijacking America’s mind on 9/11 : Counterfeiting evidence ” By Elias Davidsson
    CNN.com “9/11 panel distrusted Pentagon testimony – Commissioners considered criminal probe of false statements ”
    The 9/11 Commissioners have said that the Commission was set up to fail and that they were lied to !

  280. Rurik says:
    @Desert Fox

    It has reached such a state in America that I no longer believe anything that comes out of the ZUS government and generally believe just the opposite, we live in a dictatorship of zionists …

    We have been lied to about the terrorists who in actual fact are a creation of Israel and the ZUS and ZBritain and ZNATO, the war on terror is one of the greatest lies ever perpetrated on the American people and the majority of people believe the lies.

    Being of German heritage, I used to wonder how the German people could let it all happen under Hitler , I don’t wonder anymore, we have it here , the policies are just well hidden.

    What did the German people let happen under Hitler?

    The Holocaust? Aggressive war? A fascist state?

    Because the lies I’ve marinated in my entire life, have caused me to question everything my government, and especially (((Hollywood))), has rammed down our throats.

    For instance, I don’t believe the Nazis made soap out of Jewish fat, scraped off the crematorium floor. I remember being told that, (scolded almost, in the most serious, and solemn of ways as a child) but today I think that was a lie. Just like the lampshades made of Jewish skin. Or the shrunken heads, or the ‘geysers of blood shooting out of the ground’, or the babies tossed out of the back of lories onto bonfires’, or the avalanche of other lies pouring out of our media and universities and Hollywood, that’s been wreaking hysteria since before I was even born.

    And if I don’t believe those lies, then why would I trust my government and media and academia, to tell me the truth about ‘The Final Solution’? Or Hitler’s ‘aggression’? (like Putin’s ‘aggression’ today). Or the singular evil of the ‘Nazis’ who apparently wanted to gas or enslave every non-Aryan on the planet, if you believe the official narrative. I don’t.

    I’ve seen photos and short video clips and read a bit about the Vichy government, under Nazi occupation, and they weren’t rounding up all non-Aryans and putting them in gas chambers. Rather it seems to me that life in Vichy France was likely a dream, compared to the dystopian hell on earth nightmare that ((occupied)) France is becoming today.

    When Hitler came to power, the German people had a choice, either align with Hitler and the Nazis (however unpalatably racist), or accept communist rule (slavery). It wasn’t like they could pretend that the Versailles treaty betrayal and the ((Weimar regime)) never happened. Those were the realities on the ground, that the German people faced. Hitler’s brand of uber-nationalist fascism, or Soviet-type slavery.

    In a way, it’s like the very unpalatable choice we Americans will have in November, when we slog to the polls to pull the lever for the lesser of two evils.

    One is a belligerent ass clown, publically tossing Bibi’s salad in abased fealty to all things zion. (Even if it seems he’s doing so, only to mollify them for not having bombed Iran into the stone age yet). And on the other side, we’ve got bollocks. Whores of zion, who’ve never heard of any wars* or drones or Gitmo or assassinations or treasonous fealty to Israel. Because all of those things are taken for granted, as necessary and good. They don’t criticize Trump for any of that, but rather for anti-immigrant rhetoric, because they all say we must have open borders, along with Eternal Wars and torture camps and ‘free’ healthcare and EBT cards and Affirmative Action for ALL! Weeeeee!!

    I wish I could step into a time machine and take a vacation in Vichy France, where I suspect I’d be near delirious at all the sanity and decorum and general bonhomie all around.

    *Tulsi has been ‘Ron Paul-ed’

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Prez2020
  281. Paul C. says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    My qualification is that I have a brain.

  282. There is a lot of evidence linking the CIA to the killings of JFK and RFK; for JFK, the book JFK and the Unspeakable by James W. Douglass is mentioned in the article.

    Another book, The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, by Tim Tate and Brad Johnson, claims to identify the “Girl In The Polka-Dot Dress”. It is reviewed here:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5777525/Was-Bobby-Kennedys-killer-hypnotised-CIAs-girl-polka-dot-dress.html

    [MORE]

    Twenty-five eyewitnesses at the Ambassador Hotel had mentioned her in their statements — and 13 of them had reported seeing her with a man matching Sirhan’s description.

    The girl in the polka-dot dress ‘practically stepped on me’, Sandy Serrano told detectives. ‘And she said: “We’ve shot him. We’ve shot him.” ‘Then I said: “Who did you shoot?”

    ‘And she said: “We shot Senator Kennedy.”

    Her name was Elayn Neal, and she’d died five years before.

    After contacting her family, Brad discovered that she’d married in 1966 but used to disappear from home, without explanation, for long periods.

    Her children recalled that she’d always seemed haunted by something, and often expressed fears that she was being followed.

    They also talked about her obsession with a white dress with black polka-dots, which she’d often take out of storage just to look at it.

    But it was only after her death that a nephew wrote to one of Bobby Kennedy’s aides, enclosing a photo of Elayn and asking if she could possibly have been the girl in the polka-dot dress. The aide had then asked Brad to investigate further.

    So, after all seven eyewitnesses apparently recognised Elayn, he dug a little deeper. Her husband, Jerry Capehart, he discovered, had refused to let her wear the polka-dot dress, and this had caused explosive rows between them.

    But the most spine-chilling discovery of all was what Capehart had done for a living in the Sixties. Just before his own death, he’d told his son that he’d worked for the CIA — ‘on mind-control experimentation’.

    Mossad was not the only agency that tried using hypnosis to program people to kill – the CIA’s notorious operations Artichoke and MK-ULTRA covered this ground as well as other aspects of “mind control”.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  283. Rurik says:
    @Truth3

    Airplanes crashing into rocky ground do not penetrate. Ever. Hundreds of planes have crashed into rocky ground or mountains… never once a penetration.

    As to WTC7… never have office fires brought a building down in it’s own footprint at freefall.

    American’s are unfortunately quite stupid when it comes to science and mathematics.

    All true. But let me ask you.. How many Europeans, if you asked them, would tell you that the 9/11 narrative is an obvious pile of lies?

    I just did a quick internet look

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polls_about_9/11_conspiracy_theories

    7% of Americans know who did 9/11

    Compared to 1% of Germans, 1% of Mexicans, 1% of Brits, 1% of Italians, 0% of French, 2% of Russians, 0% of Chinese, and 43% of Egyptians.

    So I’m not too sure if connecting the dots, vis-a-vis 9/11, and planes shooting into the ground, are all a consequence of smarts (or lack there of). Rather, it seems there’s quite a bit of institutional control of the narrative. And the sheople, (of all nationalities) line up behind the official narrative.

    Americans, actually, seem to be the exception. And consider, we’re the ones for whom the lies are most intended. Bubba even said ‘How dare you?’, when confronted by truthers. Even Tucker Carlson wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot menorah.

  284. Rurik says:
    @refl

    As to #1, Kikl did a pretty good job of characterizing my understanding.

    Germans could not wonder about the consequences of their own actions in the east.

    Well, I’ve been told my whole life by the purveyors of lies, that the Nazis went into Russia to slaughter and enslave the Russians, because they considered them all untermensch, worthy only as slaves. Just like they planned on taking over America, and burning all the churches, (what my mother got from the newsreels they played at every movie house before they showed the movies, back in the 40s), and killing anyone who had so much as a crippled leg.

    ‘We have to fight them over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here’.

    Sounds familiar, huh?

    – you can make yourself a hero in the Angloamerican dominated historical profession, if you point out Russian wrongs in the war.

    Well, Putin is the new Hitler now, and Russia our enemy du jour. So yea, when Russia was Soviet, and putting millions in gulags, and starving to death millions in Ukraine, they were our bestest buddies ever! But now that they’ve committed their own Holocaust, by making the “Russian” oligarchs pay taxes, and resurrecting the Orthodox faith, and telling Russians to have Russian babies (Lebensborn redux!) they’re not in such favor, any more. Putin even forced one of the worst “Russian” oligarchs, to hard labor. How do you say ‘Arbeit macht frei’ in Russian?

    Mine began long before becoming a conspiracy nut with the realization that the eastern side in the Cold War had its inner functioning,

    That’s another story altogether.

    Cheers.

    • Replies: @refl
  285. Ron Unz says:
    @James N. Kennett

    There is a lot of evidence linking the CIA to the killings of JFK and RFK; for JFK, the book JFK and the Unspeakable by James W. Douglass is mentioned in the article.

    Sure, the Douglass book does contain a lot of very useful information, though I thought that the somewhat parallel David Talbot book that came out around the same time was much stronger and more focused.

    However, the *extraordinary* reluctance of all those “mainstream” JFK conspiracy writers to even recognize the possibility of a Jewish/Mossad angle leaves me extremely suspicious about their total candor. As I wrote:

    As an example of this strange situation, the bibliography of Talbot’s 2005 book contains almost 140 entries, some rather obscure, but has no space for Final Judgment, nor does his very comprehensive index include any entry for “Jews” or “Israel.”…Stone’s book, while fearlessly convicting President Lyndon Johnson of the JFK assassination, also strangely excludes “Jews” and “Israel” from the long index and Final Judgment from the bibliography, and Douglass’s book follows this same pattern.

    At the time those books appeared, Piper’s seminal work had already been out for over a dozen years and had 40,000 copies in print, surely being very well known to every JFK assassination researcher, while being praised by Piper’s friend Mark Lane, the founding father of the entire field.

    So if major writers will so studiously ignore that gigantic elephant in the room, we must be quite careful in considering their material. Frankly, the “polka dot dress girl” is the sort of extremely thin speculative nonense that is used avoid focusing upon the overwhelming evidence of Mossad involvement. Are we really to believe that some CIA asset involved in killing RFK would then immediately run outside shouting “We killed him!” to the entire world?!

  286. Rurik says:
    @Anon

    Before the germans, before the russians, before the Habsburgs, it is catholic Spain they hate most. Look at Soros and Cataluña.

    That’s because Moorish Spain, was a little slice of heaven for the Jewish supremacists, who; Barbara Spectre-like, invited the Moors in.

    Little Spanish girls and boys as amusements for the Moorish invaders. White Christians occupied and humiliated and dominated in the most depraved ways. A Jewish supremacist’s wet dream!

    Exactly what Soros is obsessed with seeing happen in Hungary.

    There’s only so many Jews out there. In order for white Christians and their children, to be treated the way all Jewish supremacists demand that they be treated, the Jews need some help. That’s where the Moors come in, or their assorted pets

    https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/03/italian-teen-girl-was-likely-dismembered-alive-by-nigerian-migrant-drug-dealer/

    all over Europe and N. America.

    If Torquemada had the tools at his disposal that we have today, he wouldn’t have had to go to all that trouble, with the ‘comfy chairs’, and such.

    Just show a suspected Jewish supremacist the news of the Italian teen being raped and dismembered alive, (and apparently cannibalized), and use some EEG sensors to see if the pleasure centers of his brain light up like a Christmas tree. If it does, you have a ‘supremacist’

    if it doesn’t, but rather shows disgust, you have a normal Jew.

  287. anastasia says:

    The Mossad only enforces the mentality of the Jews when it comes to defining “just wars” and “self-defense”.

    It is a convoluted talmudic understanding of what constitutes “imminent harm”.

    To everyone else, “imminent harm” means it’s about to happen any second, minute, hour. It means “now”.

    To the Jew, “imminent” simply means if it is something then can forsee, or “divine” as happening, even if that means 500 years from now.

  288. Ron,

    I cannot understand why such a long article more like a book if not to throw sheer volume out there in defense of conspiracy theories involve 9/11, which no intelligent person could rationalize, given the facts about the hijackers and Al-Qaeda.

    The birth of international terrorism proceeded the 1967 Israeli/ Arab war. So you have a chicken and egg scenario of which came first the terrorism or the target assignation. Both of which were uncommon during previous times in history where large armies fought on battlefields. With the advent of super powers asymmetrical warfare brought on terrorism, private militias and guerrilla warfare.

    Warfare changed so methods changed. After the Munich Massacre of the 10 Israeli athletes the Mossad swore that they would hunt down every terrorist and kill them. I would have personally joined in that assignation myself.
    The PLO invented airplane hijacking. Notable PLO terrorist attacks.

    The most notable of PLO were:

    The 1970 Avivim school bus massacre by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), killed nine children, three adults and crippled 19.
    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the second-largest PLO faction after al-Fatah, carried out a number of attacks and plane hijackings mostly directed at Israel, most infamously the Dawson’s Field hijackings, which precipitated the Black September crisis.
    In 1972, the Black September Organization carried out the Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes.
    In 1974, members of the DFLP seized a school in Israel and killed a total of 26 students and adults and wounded over 70 in the Ma’alot massacre.
    The 1975, Savoy Hotel hostage situation killing 8 hostages and 3 soldiers, carried out by Fatah.
    The 1978, Coastal Road massacre killing 37 Israelis and wounding 76, also carried out by Fatah.

    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/05/30/the-1967-war-and-the-birth-of-international-terrorism/

    https://www.thoughtco.com/palestinian-hijackings-of-jets-to-jordan-2353581

    Even if we focus solely upon Gen. Solemaini’s killing and entirely disregard its dangerous implications, there seem few modern precedents for the official public assassination of a top-ranking political figure by the forces of another major country. In groping for past examples, the only ones that come to mind occurred almost three generations ago during World War II, when Czech agents assisted by the Allies assassinated Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1941 and the US military later shot down the plane of Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in 1943. But these events occurred in the heat of a brutal global war, and the Allied leadership hardly portrayed them as official government assassinations. Historian David Irving reveals that when one of Adolf Hitler’s aides suggested that an attempt be made to assassinate Soviet leaders in that same conflict, the German Fuhrer immediately forbade such practices as obvious violations of the laws of war.

    The 1914 terrorist assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was certainly organized by fanatical elements of Serbian Intelligence, but the Serbian government fiercely denied its own complicity, and no major European power was ever directly implicated in the plot. The aftermath of the killing soon led to the outbreak of World War I, and although many millions died in the trenches over the next few years, it would have been completely unthinkable for one of the major belligerents to consider assassinating the leadership of another.

    Political assignations have taken place in the ME before the Mossad came into being. Most of the ME assignation have nothing to do with the Mossad, they were committed by Jihadist radical Muslim leaders.
    King Fassil
    Abdallah 1 of Jordan
    Anwar Sadat
    Rafik Harri

  289. annamaria says:
    @James N. Kennett

    “Compare with the history of ISIS, which was financed by Saudis and Qataris.”

    — well, zionists do protest too much:
    “Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Back Syrian Rebels:” https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/06/in-secret-program-israel-armed-and-funded-rebel-groups-in-southern-syria/
    “How the West created the Islamic State:” https://nena-news.it/west-created-islamic-state/ “Israel ‘giving secret aid to Syrian rebels’…” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-giving-secret-aid-syrian-rebels-bashar-al-assad-golah-heights-hezbollah-fursan-al-joulan-a7797151.html

    The Israeli authorities have provided significant amounts of cash, food, fuel and medical supplies to Sunni rebels fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s government, the Wall Street Journal reported on…”

    Anything goes for the glory of Eretz Israel.
    “IDF chief finally acknowledges that Israel supplied weapons to Syrian rebels:” https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-chief-acknowledges-long-claimed-weapons-supply-to-syrian-rebels/

    Israel’s supply of weapons to these opposition groups has been reported for years … Eisenkot’s acknowledgment in the Sunday Times appeared to be part of a larger movement within the Israeli military and defense establishment to be more open about the IDF’s activities against Iran in Syria.

    Your post, “James N. Kennett,” would work fine for the zionists-controlled MSM. For honest people, your post is mere propaganda.

  290. Rurik says:
    @Paul C.

    It’s clear this was a Mossad & US Gov’t zionist operation, with plenty of non-zionist participation. That’s the most important take-away that for the most part we all agree on.

    Agreed

    I don’t see any evidence of planes. There was no plane or bodies in Shanksville, nor a plane at the pentagon, nor physical evidence of planes in NY

    I think the Shanksville plane was intended for building seven, but was shot down. That’s why there’s no crash site, from what I understand. The jet was scattered far and wide, and they didn’t want to admit that it was shot down, but apparently Rumsfeld blurted it out, at one point.

    And yes, it appears it was a missile that hit the Pentagon.

    And I’m convinced that the videos you’ve seen of the jet’s nose coming out of the other side of the tower, are psyops CGI put out there by CIA types, to muddle the conversation.

    I watched the jet collide into the tower many, many times, and I know what the steel column fabric of the façade was like. What I witnessed is exactly what I’d expect to see if a large jet flew into one of the towers. I don’t think it would strike the tower façade, and then fall to the ground, as I’ve seen some speculate. I’d expect the center mass to prevail over the few columns in it’s path, dragging the bulk of the plane with it, though the damage that the engines and center mass of the jet would cause on impact.

    And then, perhaps most saliently, are the holes, or scars in the towers where the jets (obviously?) caused those holes. I’ve posted photos of the holes on this thread, and you even see where the jet’s wings made indentations into the aluminum cladding of the buildings. Nothing other than a jet’s wings could have caused those. And the photos are from many, many different angles, like the ones where the woman is standing there. They simply could not have doctored or controlled for every person talking photos or videos of the damage that day.

    I normally don’t go into depth about the ‘no planes’ theory, but this is the seminal thread about 9/11, (and so much more!) so I suppose it’s appropriate to do so here.

  291. Rurik says:
    @Saggy

    flight 93 to discover that the cockpit voice recorder and the flight control black box were recovered. I guess you forgot to mention that.

    I hardly forgot to mention that. The fact that they’ve never allowed the public to see the data, or hear the cockpit voice recordings, only goes to bolster the (avalanche of) evidence, that they’re lying.

    If they recovered the black boxes, then why haven’t they played the recordings of any of the cockpit recordings for us to hear? Are they like the videos of the jet hitting the Pentagon, and are just too emotional for the American people to hear/see? Like the funeral of Osama at sea? It was just wayyy too emotional to have any witnesses or any photos or videos. Some things we have to take on their word, huh? For reasons of national security. What’s the matter.. is someone saying we can’t trust the government?!

    They showed the jet hitting the tower a thousand times that day, why no videos of the jet hitting the Pentagon? The FBI even scrambled to all gas stations and convenience stores and seized all potential video recordings of what happened. Why?

    And where are those cockpit voice recordings, eh?

    Where are the pilots talking about being hijacked, and then shouting out, ‘holy shit, the passengers just shouted ‘let’s roll!”, and now they’re taking over the plane from the terrorists!’ Oh no! We’re headed for a scar in a field, and I’m afraid the whole jet is going to plunge into the earth 50 feet, and leave not one trace of it visible to the eye. Oh no!’

    Where are the recordings?

    From any of the ‘black boxes’ that day?

    Now, if the truthers could provide some information, i.e. something resembling evidence, not absurd allegations, about WHO DID IT,

    9/11 is an act on the level of enormity and treachery as the JFK assassination. And we still don’t know who or exactly how that was perpetrated. It’s not like they’re coming forward with a crisis of conscience, and saying ok, we did this, and this is how it was done.

    Just lo0k at the Jeffrey Epstein farce, to see that at the top, their control over the narrative is absolute.

    To this day, even the murderous scum who ordered the cowardly attack on the USS Liberty have not been extradited to the U.S. for criminal prosecution. Hell, those murderous war criminals haven’t even been mentioned, outside of fringe Internet groups.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @Saggy
  292. tanabear says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Ron seems to believe things which are untrue like the falling in their own footprints and no plane hitting the Pentagon.

    The majority of the rubble was within in the footprint of the towers; a low estimate would be about 60%. However, it wasn’t that the towers “collapsed” into their own footprints. Anytime someone uses the word “collapse” to describe Towers 1 and 2 they are setting themselves up not to understand the event. The building was destroyed top to bottom with the aid of demolition charges. This demolition wave went down through the building and blew a significant amount of debris outside the footprint of the towers.

    The fact that WTC 7 came down is important in more than one way. For example it seems to be a ridiculously complicating add-on for anyone setting up the Arabs to take the blame. So…. refuting the assertions that WTC 7 came down all the way at free fall speed would be worthwhile.

    It would seem difficult to explain away if only Americans knew about the collapse, but they don’t. People only know about WTC7 through the efforts of the 9/11 Truth movement, not the mainstream media. If it hadn’t been for the Internet the event would have been completely memory-holed. WTC7 collapsed at free-fall acceleration for 2.25 to 2.5 seconds. The only thing that has been refuted in regards to WTC7 is the official story that it collapsed due to fire.

  293. @James N. Kennett

    /The failure of ISIS shows that, when Saudi and Qatari backers are involved, these assumptions are false./

    As an Israeli/American foil for occupation and destabilization of the Levant, ISIS hasn’t failed. In fact, it continues to prove rather useful.

    You’re thinking in very superficial terms. Sure, having foreknowledge doesn’t mean Israel did it, but given the depth of their espionage activity in the run-up to 9/11 (including their reconnaisance of America’s upper echelons of government during the Clinton term), Israel was the sole polity whose sayanim would have been poised to execute the mission successfully. Saudis certainly wouldn’t have easily had access to top secret code words that betrayed the existence of a mole within the Secret Service, FBI, FAA, or CIA. Former CIA director John Deutch, however, would have had such access, and he was about to be tried for the mishandling of such information when Clinton, on the last day of his presidency granted him a full pardon.

    Deutch, by the way, is a dual-national (Israeli and American), for whom the Jewish National Fund held a special event in April 2002, honoring him as “one of Israel’s greatest supporters.” Together with Ashton Carter (affiliate of Rothschild North America) and Philip Zelikow (who oversaw the woefully corrupt 9/11 commission), he also co-authored “Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy”, which — like the PNAC’s “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” — presaged events akin to those of 9/11 three years before the attacks, providing prospective measures to be taken upon their occurrence.

    I’d say that the content we’ve acquired through the meticulous analyses of Mr. Unz and others here provides quite a compelling case against Israel.

    • Agree: thotmonger
  294. anarchyst says:
    @Fran Taubman

    Your statement:

    “The birth of international terrorism proceeded the 1967 Israeli/ Arab war. So you have a chicken and egg scenario of which came first the terrorism or the target assignation. Both of which were uncommon during previous times in history where large armies fought on battlefields. With the advent of super powers asymmetrical warfare brought on terrorism, private militias and guerrilla warfare”

    -is demonstrably false.

    The first modern-day act of terrorism was committed by jewish gangs with the bombing of the King David Hotel.

    The definition of terrorism is the use of violence against innocents in order to achieve a political aim.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  295. Prajna says: • Website
    @Fran Taubman

    Oh Franny, of those terrorist actions that you attribute to arab terrorists, how many were disguised to make them appear as if they were carried out by someone else (what we non-hasbara-trolls call ‘false flags’?

  296. @Prajna

    Life is one big false flag to you.
    Dream on

  297. @anarchyst

    /The first modern-day act of terrorism was committed by jewish gangs with the bombing of the King David Hotel./

    Though there were Jews such as Ahad Ha’am (a cultural zionist) who envisioned peaceful co-existence with the indigenous Arabs of Palestine, their vision was doomed from the onset, as Herzl had already determined the necessity of displacing the local population well before the first uprising occurred.

    The entirety of the zionist endeavor is a war strategy, drawn up long in advance of the first aliyah. Once we recognize this fact, the Arab response to it makes perfect sense.

  298. VICB3 says:
    @Otto von Komsmark

    I love Ron Unz’s articles and website. I do. I really do. Daily stop, and I never feel like my time is being wasted. However…

    One question on my mind: If Israel has so assiduously and harshly has dealt with it’s past critics and opponents over the years. then why and how has Ron Unz, and his website, has managed to survive and, seemingly, prosper?

    This article, and it’s references to other equally damning articles, is a case in point.

    It strikes me that he’d be past due for having a target painted on his forehead and a trigger squeezed -metaphorically speaking – by ‘interested parties.’ So why hasn’t it happened?

    It’s a difficult question that must be asked. (Perhaps the Mr. Unz might care to respond.)

    Just a thought.

    VicB3

  299. barr says:
    @Fran Taubman

    Ist passenger plane hijacking was done by Israel. It was a Syrian plane .

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  300. barr says:
    @Prajna

    Jewish militia dressed as Arab to hide the identity before committing act of terrors on the British in Palestine . Reason was that none would suspect Arab of committing terrorism – British National archive

  301. What an article! What a national treasure is Mr. Unz!

  302. @Rurik

    Rurik reflected, said: “I think the Shanksville plane was intended for building seven, but was shot down.”

    Hi Rurik!

    Good thinking.

    That is of course given that the Shanksville heroic crew’s “Let’s Roll” cry might have actually happened, and hence gifted shocked Americans with even more confusion, a bizarre cognitive dissonance potient;😳 especially after the astute Jewish businessman, Larry Silverstein, was publically caught saying “Pull it,” regarding his non-struck WTC-7. 😦

    Lucky Larry casually escaped ZUS waterboarding treatments, and he managed to keep the ugly 9/11 “Truth” to both himself and his deceptive tribe.

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  303. @Prajna

    Do you think the massacre of the 10 Israeli athletes by the Black September was a false flag?

    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
    , @Prajna
    , @Truth3
  304. @Fran Taubman

    In a lengthy article entitled : “Munich 1972 Olympic games attack was another hoax ” By Vexman ,

    vezmansthoughts.wordpress.com he concludes after exhaustively examining all the evidence that
    “…the Black September Organization (BSO) was influenced and led by two very suspicious characters”
    one of whom was Abu Nidal. “Many researchers have already looked into the persona of Abu Nidal and many of them have provided indications that he was a Mossad agent …After many days of digging and reading …[Vexman] was happy to see his hunch confirmed by Patrick Seale who wrote a book about him [“Abu Nidal : Gun for hire”] ” It appears that the Mossad employed the same modus operandi in the 9/11 operation by using Jews posing as Arabs . See “9-11 Israel did it” wikispooks.com

  305. Rurik says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Larry Silverstein, was publically caught saying “Pull it,”

    yea, and now they’re saying what he meant was to pull the firefighters out of the building.

    A lie, of course.

    Some dufus on the thread above was trying to say Silverstein tried to minimize casualties, by getting people out. When the opposite is true, and the PA systems in the second tower, were telling everybody to return to their work stations, after the first plane hit next door. Knowing as Larry did, that he was ordering people he knew, to their horrific deaths.

    They even had a man with a bullhorn in the lobby, telling people trying to leave, to go back upstairs.

    Imagine such a mentality. I can’t really. Try as I might, I can’t wrap my brain around such, well.. fiendishness.

    The guy sure must need a lot of security. That’s for sure.

  306. @Fran Taubman

    Fran,

    What’s a nice woman like you doing supporting a vile state like that?

    This is how the IDF fights. Ever seen any other army go like that into battle?

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  307. @Rurik

    I like the picture of smirking Larry that you delivered, Rurik.

    He knows the ugly truth about what happened on 9/11, 🇮🇱, and no doubt, he continues to be the safest creature in all of ZUS.

    Thank you.

  308. Sparkon says:
    @Rurik

    And I’m convinced that the videos you’ve seen of the jet’s nose coming out of the other side of the tower, are psyops CGI put out there by CIA types, to muddle the conversation.

    I watched the jet collide into the tower many, many times, and I know what the steel column fabric of the façade was like. What I witnessed is exactly what I’d expect to see if a large jet flew into one of the towers. I don’t think it would strike the tower façade, and then fall to the ground, as I’ve seen some speculate. I’d expect the center mass to prevail over the few columns in it’s path, dragging the bulk of the plane with it, though the damage that the engines and center mass of the jet would cause on impact.

    And then, perhaps most saliently, are the holes, or scars in the towers where the jets (obviously?) caused those holes. I’ve posted photos of the holes on this thread, and you even see where the jet’s wings made indentations into the aluminum cladding of the buildings. Nothing other than a jet’s wings could have caused those. And the photos are from many, many different angles, like the ones where the woman is standing there. They simply could not have doctored or controlled for every person talking photos or videos of the damage that day.

    This entire scenario is complete nonsense.

    [MORE]

    An airplane’s aluminum-skinned wings cannot slice through even a goose, let alone punch through steel box columns while “dragging the bulk of the plane with it.”

    Certainly, there must be more things in drag than we knew, but by now, everyone some of us know that with computer generated imagery, you can get anything you want, including a Boeing 767, bent beams, or damsels in distress, and all of it with pixels in drag.

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/400734/lying-with-pixels/

    Why and how would that waving women — alleged to be Edna Cintron — pass through a reputed inferno, necessarily scrambling over the 767 wreckage that got “dragged” into its hidey hole, and make her way over to the edge of a gaping puncture in the building where a big airliner had crashed, just to wave? Wave to whom, and for what? She was 93 floors above the ground; nobody could see her up there among the wreckage. But at least the smoke cleared for the photo op. Later she apparently jumped, fell, or was pushed from her lofty perch, and was photographed seemingly doing a graceful flip during her death dive.

    But sure, the perps blew up the WTC, but would never go to the extreme of faking some photographs.

  309. @Rurik

    Dear Rurik,

    As we are presently healing our mutual battle- wounds which resulted from a disagreement about perspective & Iran’s alleged lying,👍 I don’t want to rock The Peace Train, * but linked below is Trump’s telling a rah-rah 9/11 whopper, Shanksville, 2019.

    * “Peace Train” is a song by Cat Stevens who later converted to Islam, and whom soon after 9/11, the zionized Brits detained & prevented him from flying.😯

    • Replies: @Rurik
  310. anarchyst says:
    @Rurik

    /To this day, even the murderous scum who ordered the cowardly attack on the USS Liberty have not been extradited to the U.S. for criminal prosecution. Hell, those murderous war criminals haven’t even been mentioned, outside of fringe Internet groups./

    Not only is the USS Liberty (GTR-5) the only attack on a U S Navy ship that has not been properly investigated and concluded, it has been put down the “memory hole” by the (jew-owned) mainstream media.

    Normally, on the 50th anniversary of any notable event, there is at least a mention of any notable event and the circumstances around it.

    Not so for the USS Liberty (GTR-5).

    On 8 June 2017, there was not one mention of this act of war committed against the USA by israel.

    WHY??

    As an aside, to this day, the USS Liberty is the most decorated ship in the Navy.

  311. @Commentator Mike

    I suggest you go to Israel and visit and see for yourself what vile propaganda this is. We call it Pollywood.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  312. lanskrim says:

    Meanwhile, the term sayanim appears nowhere in Bergman’s 27 page index, and there is almost no mention of their use in his text

    Not only is there no saynim article on Wikipedia, you’re not allowed to write one. Any hypothetical page on the topic is “protected from creation, so only administrators can create it.”

  313. Decent read, although too damn long. Took me 2 days finish. I will never understand how you folks here including Mr. Travis can denounce terrorists like Menachem Begin and in the next sentence cry about mean ol communists throwing their crazy asses in the gulag. One of the many contradictions of the Nazi fanboys. Should have also mentioned Phoenix Project in Vietnam if we’re talking assassination. That was America. Assassinations are not unique to Israel.

    I’m pretty sure Hugo Chavez was killed by US same way Arafat was killed by the Israelis. There have been recent attempts on Maduro as well. This is how the empire operates, its a network of businessmen, fascists, terrorists, and gangsters, don’t know why Mr. Unz always tries to make it sound like its unique to Israel or Zionists. One of those boomer things I reckon.

    Assassination as a Tool of Fascism

    https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/JohnJudge/ATF.html

    Che Guevera should also be mentioned as well as Operation Condor, whole lot of assassinations in that. Allende. More recently in Honduras there was Berta Caceres and the 2009 US sponsored coup there. The President of Honduras (Hernandez) brother just convicted in US for gun and drug trafficking, a witness that was set to testify and implicate him was assassinated in prison.

    https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/honduras-prison-murder-silences-trafficker-with-links-president/

    Hillary must answer for Honduras: Another assassination raises more questions about her involvement in coup

    https://www.salon.com/2016/03/18/hillary_must_answer_for_honduras_partner/

    In Brazil, Bolsonaro and his fascist goons have been implicated in the assassination of Marielle Franco, a congressperson there. As well as others who stand up to the elite capitalist class.

    Brazilian Official Who Fought To Protect The Amazon Assassinated In Front Of Family

    https://themindunleashed.com/2019/09/maxciel-pereira-dos-santos-assassinated.html

    Columbia, assassination is normal.

    17 Social Leaders Assassinated so Far This Year in Colombia

    https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/17-Social-Leaders-Assassinated-so-Far-This-Year-in-Colombia-20200113-0017.html

    Food giant Nestle has been implicated in numerous assassinations in Latin America. One of many large foreign land owners who privatize/steal everything in sight, including the water in the ground.

    THE SELECTIVE ASSASSINATION OF NESTLÉ WORKERS IN COLOMBIA CONTINUES

    https://maps.southfront.org/the-selective-assassination-of-nestle-workers-in-colombia-continues/

    Don’t forget the Europeans

    22 African Presidents Have Been Assassinated By France Since 1963

    https://www.africanglobe.net/africa/22-african-presidents-assassinated-france-1963/

    another list of US attempts and assassinations:

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/US/Assassinations_since_1945

    So no, this is not unique to the Israelis. As much as I would like to see the Zionists get their ass handed to them, its pretty absurd to claim that its only Israel who does this kind of thing. Or even that they’re a bad influence on the angels in DC or on Wall St. Sorry! Still don’t know how anyone can believe that 9/11 or JFK was the Israelis only. No way they could pull it off on their own. The secret service, police, military as well as many in DC all had to be complicit. Again, this is a network of capitalists, fascists, colonialists, imperialists, gangsters, whatever you want to call em. The “cabal”

    Its not as simple as blaming it on one country or ethnic group!

    Top Saudis discussed assassinating Iran’s General Soleimani in 2017, sources tell NY Times

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/11/11/579769/Khashoggi-killing-Saudi-plan-to-assassinate-General-Soleimani

    See you’re still entertaining the idea that all of our ME wars have been for Israel and Israel alone, when Israels two biggest enemies, Iran and Hezbollah deny this and blame Anglo American imperialism/capitalism instead, lame..

  314. @barr

    No matter how many words Ron writes or the constant comments by conspirators on this site the 9/11- Mossad conspiracy will always be a fringe group. These ideas will never see daylight. They are incredulous and defy logic. People on the ground saw those planes going into the towers. There were no holograms. Jewish morality would never permit such a civilian massacre.

    Also rejecting the origin, history and archeological evidence of the Jewish people in attempt to delegitimize Israelis as not being “real Jews” is also a fringe idea that has been rejected by the majority of Christians, Hindus, and most peoples in the world other then Islam. Historians such as Flavius Joseph describe in depth Jewish life during temple times, as well as his history of the Jewish people.

    There exist an unbroken chain of command of Jewish history from the time of Moses. Thru our Tanonim and Amoraim and other sages along with the timeline of events told in real time and passed down with names and events.

    Jewish history is also Christian and Islamic history. In the middle ages Christians needed to vilify and disqualify Judaism because the Jews did not accept Christ as the Messiah. The attributed satanic characteristics to Jews and accused them of all sorts of conspiracies similar to what Muslims accuse the Jews of today.

    After the Vatican 2 council the riff between Christianity and Judaism healed. The pope has declared Jew hatred as a sin against god. Christianity fully accepts and validates the sanctity of religious Judaism and it’s history and is equal to Christianity.

    The mantle of disqualification has been taken over by Islam verbatim form the conspiracy theories of the Middle age Christianity.

    The Jews never accepted Mohamed as the last and final profit. Islam coopted Judaism from the Jewish bible, both it’s prophets and its forefathers. Like Medieval Christianity, the Jewish rejection of Mohammed could only lead to delegitimization, and dehumanization of Jews and Judaism. Jews were condemned by god and brought about Mohamed to be the final perfect word.

    Peace will not come to the world until Islam accepts Judaism as an authentic religion, not one who needs to be condemned and replaced by Islam because we were condemned by god.

    Not until Islam recognizes Israel as the eternal home of the Jewish people as explained in the Jewish bible. The Islamic Ummah will continue spinning in disarray, disunity and failure.

    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/tannaim-amp-amoraim/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannaim

    • Replies: @AaronB
    , @geokat62
    , @anarchyst
    , @barr
  315. Paul C. says:
    @Rurik

    We see it differently.

    Do you believe there were 19 Saudis? The FBI will not release the flight manifest from any of the supposed flights. That alone tells us there were no Saudis. If there were no Saudis, there were no planes. 7 of the 19 were alive and well after the event, 1 had passed away before the event. The only way you bring Saudis into the equation for an “Islamic terrorist event” is through the use of planes. Yet there’s no physical evidence of planes at any of the crash sites. Controlled demolition experts and the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth all suggest controlled demolitions brought down the buildings in NY (Twin Towers, building 7 & 6) as well as the Pentagon, although perhaps a missile was also used there.

    When I watched the news on 9/11, I recall Matt Lauer and Katie Couric saying nothing as the 2nd tower exploded, and the video showed no plane. I thought it was very weird that they were hardly reacting, but they’re pawns after all. Later video footage showed a plane. If you recall, the sky was a different color for each of the news networks. It went from perfectly blue to yellow and gray in others. Very strange, suggests manipulation.

    They looted the gold from building 6, destroyed evidence of crime and corruption from building 7, which was likely where the demolition operation was run from. The OBL & 19 Saudi hijacker propaganda gave us the Global War on Terror. The event along with the planes gave us the Patriot Act. I never go through the detectors at the airport. I let the zombie’s frisk me.

    Here’s another clue that there were no planes. What did the media show and tell us 24/7 for months after the event? OBL, 19 Saudis and planes crashing into buildings. That’s the crux of their narrative. That should tell us what we need to know.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  316. Paul C. says:
    @redmudhooch

    Who controls the US, Europe & the West? The West intervenes all over the world at the behest of the controllers. Who controls corporations through their control of the world’s central banks and Freemasonry? What you believe are sovereign governments are in reality puppets in a theater show. The politicians are selected and controlled.

    The Synagogue of Satan is at war with humanity. That’s the facts Jack. Unfortunately.

  317. AaronB says:
    @Fran Taubman

    An unusually perceptive comment.

    It is one of the tragedies of history that Christianity and Islam felt they had to kill their father – Judaism – in order to be free. It is really a Freudian affair.

    Christianity has gotten over this attitude, and so will Islam. Children eventually learn they don’t have to kill their father to be free. They grow up.

    The Muslim worlds failures today are moral failures – the sign of moral maturity in the Muslim world will be its ability to live in peace with Israel and Jews.

    The Muslim world will grow up, and leave this embarrassing period behind. And we should all wish the Muslim world the best. They are a huge part of the human family, and once had a beautiful culture. They just got stuck in an immature phase.

    I was reading an interesting article today in the NYT about how some Palestinians are saying they don’t need a state a should focus instead on becoming a community again. Moral growth goes together with greater acceptance of Israel and Jews.

  318. geokat62 says:
    @Fran Taubman

    Jewish morality would never permit such a civilian massacre.

    Go big or go home, Fran!

  319. @redmudhooch

    I wish RU would have included a summary table of who, where, when, and who done it.

  320. @AaronB

    In fairness to both Christianity and Islam. Jesus and Mohammed opened up the one god to the masses. It belongs to everyone, and Judaism is kept apart, which does create problems if you do not study it or understand the context that Judaism started in. We are all equal now.

    It is amazing people on this thread talking about where Jews come from quoting from crack pot writers or writers that are not noted theologians like Douglas Reed, who is not a known expert on Judaism but a journalist, as definitive ideas about Judaism and ideas about Jews. His work is not corroborated, or even remotely close to the meaning of Judaism.

    • Agree: AaronB
    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  321. tanabear says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    …the tower struck later but lower down collapsed first is consistent with the causation being weakening of supporting structures by fire, then the greater weight above acting first by way of gravity.

    No again.

    The North Tower(WTC1) – Plane Impact at 8:46AM – Collapsed at 10:28AM Duration: 1hrr 42 minutes.
    The South Tower(WTC2) – Plane Impact at 9:02AM – Collapsed at 9:59AM Duration: 56 minutes

    The North Tower was hit between floors 93 and 98, while the South Tower was impacted between floors 77 and 85.

    What evidence do you have that the structure was weakened by fire? NIST did analysis to determine the temperatures the core and perimeter columns reached during the event. NIST found that only 2% of the steel tested on the perimeter columns got over 250C(482F) and none of the core columns. NIST states, “Microstructure tests showed no steel reached critical (half-strength) values (600 C).”

    Until real evidence is forthcoming, the believers in the official story are in the same league as Bigfoot believers.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @BlackFlag
  322. @Fran Taubman

    Fran, please remind me. Were the perpetrators credibly identified? If not, some research is needed concerning the benefits to Israel that followed. It was superb publicity, as it not?

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  323. @Nonny Mouse

    Were you alive at the time? They held the athletes hostage, it was extremely gruesome. I would have hunted those perpetrators myself.
    I am not sure what you are asking. They were hunted down and killed by the Mossad. There was not question who they were. They were positively identified. Who could benefit from something so tragic as that is a pretty insulting response.

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

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  324. @Fran Taubman

    Ah those were the days. At least the PLO didn’t set out to deliberately shoot Jewish children. I suppose all those IDF soldiers killing Palestinian kids and cripples in wheelchairs should be hunted down. I can see the hate will never end and there’s little to hope for except more violence.

  325. refl says:
    @Rurik

    Well, I’ve been told my whole life by the purveyors of lies, that the Nazis went into Russia to slaughter and enslave the Russians,

    The difference is that they really went in there – and made the experience that people prefer their own government, though bad, to a foreign occupation. The story of Nazis slaughtering Untermenschen is certainly far overblown, but the inborn sense of superiority of the Westerners towards the Slavs is a distinct reality.

    As for preemptive war, the whole question has been discussed on related threads ad nauseam.

    What I would rather think, is that the Barbarossa invasion was to some extend the replay of the Russian civil war, the tzarist leading class very much having beeen intertwined with the German one. So it would not have been so much Germans subduing Slavs, but Germans taking the lead in a internal struggle of Slav people that they could not understand – a bit like Americans trying to understand the internal strive of Arab peoples in post 2003 Irak.

    Maybe, from there we can gain a more realistic perspective.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  326. @fnn

    Legally irrelevant apologetics by the very text of the Geneva Conventions:

    Art. 82. The provisions of the present Convention shall be respected by the High Contracting Parties in all circumstances.
    In time of war if one of the belligerents is not a party to the Convention, its provisions shall, nevertheless, remain binding as between the belligerents who are parties thereto.

    So this: “The Soviet soldiers in German hands were thus unprotected even in theory” – is an outright lie. And this:

    When the Germans approached the Soviets, through Sweden, to negotiate observance of the provisions of the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war, Stalin refused.

    Strikes me as extremely improbable, considering that the USSR did attempt to sign up to the Hague Convention on July 17 through Swedish intermediation, which was rejected by Germany.

    A source, just in case: “Stalin’s dislike of international law had suited Hitler’s plan for a war of annihilation, so when the Soviet Union proposed a reciprocal adherence to the Hague convention less than a month after the invasion, its note was left unanswered.” (Stalingrad by Beevor)

    Ergo for Hitler urging Red Cross inspections of German camps. First time I see this claim, in everything not from the IHR it is the other way round.

    ***

    I mean, whitewash Nazi Germany as much as you want. But if you mass murder POWs, which you at least seem to agree happened (“and for some reason the Germans decided to mostly play along“), then even at a purely functional level, many fewer enemy soldiers will want to surrender in the first place – which is exactly what happened after the first few months. Had there been no downsides to surrender (e.g. the near certainty of death), who knows, perhaps the Red Army would have crumbled entirely through demoralization and led to a German victory. But if one approves of self-defeating vindictiveness, who am I to argue.

  327. @Rurik

    Why do you think the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania was intended to hit WTC 7?

    What evidence is there? Why would it be part of any plan when it could add nothing to the impact of planes flying into WTC 1 and 2 and would waste an opportunity to aim at the White House or Congress?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  328. @Patric

    Judy Woods’ book SUPPORTS Ron Unz idea if properly understood. It supports it in the sense that she shows 9/11 involved above all the use of highly advanced technology which is beyond the understanding of most people…………..which conclusively puts to bed the idea that it was all organized from a cave in Afghanistan.

    After you’re done with Judy Wood you can move up to the next level. Physicist Heinz Pommer explains more precisely what Wood has stated vaguely. The directed energy weapons were the two towers themselves, with nuclear bombs embedded below and an internal channel in the middle. The internal channel consisted of elevator shafts. Thermite was used to blow up the discontinuities in the center and weaken the structure. The tall towers then functioned as volcanos, with internal debris ejected upward.

    In principle, these are not revelations. Molten rock at the site, even many weeks after the incident, ought to have made anyone with a decent scientific education suspicious that a mere nano-thermite demolition alone would have been insufficient to account for the observations. Pommer has been speaking publicly for years already, videos available on YouTube. Yet many people continue to be in a state of cognitive dissonance about what actually happened in lower Manhattan that day.

    Note also that WTC1 and WTC2 were collapsed top–>down whereas WTC7 collapsed bottom–>up. Still, a distinctive mushroom cloud, hinting at a nuclear device beneath the third building too, was documented after its collapse also.

    See 911history.de for more details.

    • Replies: @Hiop
  329. @tanabear

    I said it was “consistent with” the theory that weight and gravity were important which is correct. Forget the cause of the weakening but I would be pleased to know how come the South Tower came down first.

  330. Prajna says: • Website
    @Fran Taubman

    Franny, you missed the point: the few examples you have been fed by your hasbara handlers show that terrorist actions executed by non-chosenites are generally done in reaction to repression by (((oppressors))), in contrast to terrorist actions by chosenites, which are almost always carried out as false flag operations, as cowardly attempts to incite hate and blame on others. You pretend that the well-poisoners rarely practice terrorism and that their victims are by nature terrorists. I don’t believe that your indoctrination is so complete that you can’t see your thinking is exactly inverted.

  331. @AaronB

    How Christians Invented ‘Judaism,’ According to a Top Talmud Scholar

    Starkly put, Boyarin asserts that until a few hundred years ago, there was no such thing as “Judaism,” in the sense of an abstract category of thought and thus of life. Indeed, the term is not found in the Torah, Prophets or Writings, the Mishna or Talmud, the works of the early medieval Geonim, of Rabbi Judah Halevi or of Maimonides. None of them knew of the existence of such a thing as “Judaism.” The term’s first appearances date from the 12th century (for example, in the “Midrash Sekhel Tov,” by Rabbi Menachem Ben Shlomo), and even then it denotes not a particular culture or a particular religion but a condition – that is, the condition of being a Jewish person.

    The term “Islam” simply means “submission to God,” a disposition that transcends time and place, and, as such, would be the religion practiced by all prophets, be they of the House of Israel or otherwise.

    In contrast, the term “Judaism” is inherently bound to a history before which it had no place among humankind. Ironically, “Jewish” Scripture itself bears a history of God’s prophets that clearly predates the birth of Judah. Of necessity, Abraham himself could not have been Jewish.

    As such, Islam is what God gave the Children of Israel, including the Jews. Unfortunately, as is evident in your own Scripture, the Scribes and Pharisees of Judah manifestly failed to honor the terms of the Covenant, scarifying the religion for their posterity through the present day.

    Oh, I know I’m not going to convince you or Fran or mcohen or any of the others here about what Jeremiah meant when he spoke of “the lying pens of the Scribes” [Jeremiah 8: 8]. I’m sure you already have your own ready-made interpretations and imagine the advantage of “insider knowledge.”

    But others may look at the verse and see but one variety of evidence by which to validate that particular claim of Mr. Reed, whose academic reputation was impeccable in the literary world until he had the temerity to shed an objective light upon the scriptural history of Judaism.

    Another irony: In spite of demonstrable abridgement in the record of history as it appears in the Bible, there remain numerous allusions to the Prophet and Muslims throughout. The “Shiloh” of Genesis 49: 10, to cite but one example, certainly couldn’t be Jewish. Deuteronomy 33: 2 refers specifically to “Mount Paran,” alluding to the same “Desert of Paran” where Hagar raised Ishmael [Gen 21: 21]. The “ten thousand saints” of the same verse enumerates the precise number of men who conquered Mecca along with the Prophet himself. The Hebrew equivalent of “Muhammad” is found directly in Song of Songs 5: 16, couched in extended metaphor as references to the Prophet and Islam were in the parables of Jesus.

    And those are just a small sample of what’s there.

    Now it’s one thing for that record of history to be corrupted after the fact of an occurrence, but quite another for it to retain remarkable prescience insofar as it heralds the arrival of the Prophet and his companions. Kind of hard to claim that someone added those references to the record as late as the seventh century CE. And we all know what y’all think of Jesus, so …

    In any event, I enjoy the opportunity to share this information. You and Franny can now resume your kibbutz.

    Thanks.

  332. anarchyst says:
    @Fran Taubman

    Vatican II was a “hijacking” by jews and protestants…
    The beginning of the end of traditional Catholicism was sealed with the infiltration of the Catholic Church Vatican II Ecumenical Council of the 1960s by Jews and Protestants who were involved in the “modernization” of the Catholic Church.
    Much Catholic ritual and doctrine was discarded or changed, in order to reflect the “age” that we live in, as well as the promotion of the absolution of the Jews for Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death, despite vitriolic Jewish hatred of Jesus Christ and Christianity which exists to this day. The fact is, the Jews DID get the Romans to crucify Jesus Christ and DID accept full responsibility for his crucifixion and death. As is the case today, they got others (Pontius Pilate) to do their “dirty work” for them…
    Abandoning the use of Latin in the Mass destroyed its universality. Previous to Vatican II, one could attend Mass anywhere in the Roman Catholic world and understand the meaning of the Mass.
    Prohibition of the celebration of the Tridentine Mass (except by special ecclesiastical permission) pushed many Catholics away from the new Modern Mass and the New Church, in general. It took a brave Archbishop Lefebvre and the Society of St. Pius X to push back” against Vatican II and re-legitimize the celebration of the pre-Vatican II Tridentine Mass and other Catholic rites.
    In pre-Vatican II times, the priest (celebrant of the Mass) was considered to be a part of the congregation, and a representative of the people.
    By turning the priest around to face the congregation, the priest was no longer a representative, but an actor, diminishing his status and importance.
    One area where the Catholic Church could improve itself involves celibacy, which is NOT Church dogma or doctrine. Celibacy was put in place during the middle ages in order to keep Church property from being inherited by family and relatives of priests and bishops. Celibacy was based on purely financial considerations, nothing more. It is interesting to note that Episcopal (Anglican) priests who convert to Catholicism can bring their families with them to the Church while Roman Catholic priests are denied marriage.
    It was a grave mistake by the Church to de-legitimize pre-Vatican II principles.
    Fortunately, there are Catholic organizations that subscribe to pre-Vatican II principles, one being the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).

  333. @Wizard of Oz

    Verily, I agree with “…Ron’s assertion that most of the contested details just distract from the real questions…”

    However, I also agree with you that the red herring of, “…no plane hitting the Pentagon…” is ridiculous, unnecessary and falls into this very same category.

    Also, I agree with what you write here: “…who would have thought it necessary to bring down the WTC buildings rather than just collide with them?”

    And, as you say:

    “The fact that WTC 7 came down is important in more than one way. For example it seems to be a ridiculously complicating add-on for anyone setting up the Arabs to take the blame.”

    I remember that morning, when, as always, two TVs in our office were on CNBC, the business network, as they always were. (We handled investments. In fact, I had been to the CNBC studios myself.) By the time two airplanes had collided intentionally with the two towers and the Pentagon had been attacked, the network hosts — and all of us in our office — were saying that we were at war. The war had begun. No buildings had come down, but we all agreed we were at war (or had been fooled into it.) My point: It was not necessary for any skyscrapers to fall down for the American Suckers (including myself and all of my co-workers) to go to war in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  334. Rurik says:
    @refl

    The difference is that they really went in there

    Did, or did not, the ‘Russians’ go into Ukraine, and Hungary, with Bela Kun’s ilk? And elsewhere?

    Do you know much about the Soviet activity in places like Estonia? And how so many ethnic Russians came to be there today, because so many ethnic Estonians were sent to Siberia?

    There is all the evidence in the world, that the Soviet intentions were imperialistic, and cruel and yes, genocidal. I’ve said it many time, I think one of the reasons zion has been able to subdue Ukraine so thoroughly today, is because they murdered off the best of the Ukrainian people (by the millions) when they had them under their zio-boot. Like Katyn, they always want to ‘kill the best of the Gentile’, as a means of enslaving those that remain.

    but the inborn sense of superiority of the Westerners towards the Slavs is a distinct reality.

    I’m an American, so my experiences have been very much isolated from the histories of that region. I’ve read Dostoevsky, and others, but I’m hardly qualified to opine on German vs. Slav mentalities. All the Russians and Poles and others I’ve known personally, are more or less just like the Germans I know, intelligent and exemplary people. So if there’s been a history of conflict, I’d have to say the same thing exists between the French and the British, or the Irish and the British, or even between the Norwegians and the Swedes, where bloody battles raged. I had a Norwegian grandfather, and from the (light-hearted) stuff I’ve heard, “Ten thousand Swedes, running though the weeds, chased by one Norwegian’, there was conflict, at one time.

    But the Tsarina was German.

    What I would rather think, is that the Barbarossa invasion was to some extend the replay of the Russian civil war, the tzarist leading class very much having beeen intertwined with the German one.

    Yes! Exactly.

    Millions of Russians and Cossacks and Ukrainians and Baltics and Norwegians and others, held their nose, and joined the (resented, even hated) German army to put down the ((Soviet menace)) that had engulfed their lands, and threatened their existence. Like all those men who were betrayed at Yalta, with ‘Operation Keelhaul’.

    Reflecting on the Bolshevik terror and madness that had taken over Russia, ‘as by the hair of the head’, there was a time when I would have been smug, and wondered at how they could be so inept, to allow those thugs to dominate them so completely. But living in the ZUSA today, utterly controlled in the most humiliating way, by Jewish supremacists, and their counterfeiting machine; the Fed, I’m not smug any more.

    Woodrow Wilson single-handedly betrayed Western Civilization, to its most gruesome enemy.

    We are all- Russians, Germans, Americans, Iraqis, Syrians, Ukrainians, Iranians, etc..

    – living with the consequences of that execrable little man’s existential betrayal = Rothschild’s Federal Reserve Bank = enslavement of mankind to the Satanic forces of pure human hatred.

  335. AaronB says:
    @AnonStarter

    The problem is that we have to find a way to make this a friendly disagreement.

    As far as I understand you, you are saying that Jewish scriptures say Islam will replace Judaism.

    This is an aggressive stance. How can we soften this without changing your basic belief that Muhammed was the last Prophet who supersedes all who went before? I respect that belief and don’t want to change it.

    I think Islam should always think its the best – that’s natural. We can disagree about that in a friendly manner.

    I think insecurity and anxiety about identity led to Islam’s harsh stance on Judaism. The child must violently reject the father in order to create his own identity and separate himself.

    As Islam takes the next step and grows more mature, this attitude will no longer be necessary. I like your remarks that Islam is at least partly not a child of Judaism but express a a timeless spiritual tradition. I think that’s true, and emphasizing that might help.

    But the particular historical expression of this timeless tradition known as Islam was inspired by Judaism and borrowed heavily from it, and I think that when Islam can accept that in a friendly manner it will show that it is now secure in its identity and has passed the period where it has to denigrate others to define itself.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  336. Rurik says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Why do you think the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania was intended to hit WTC 7?

    What evidence is there? Why would it be part of any plan when it could add nothing to the impact of planes flying into WTC 1 and 2 and would waste an opportunity to aim at the White House or Congress?

    Because building seven was wired for a controlled demolition, (which, by now is obvious).

    But, just like with towers one and two, they also needed a pretext for building seven’s collapse.

    To just ‘pull it, and watch the building come down, could potentially cause problems. What if there are cameras recording it imploding, how do you explain it, and so forth.

    But having a jet explode into the side of the building, not only gives you the pretext to ‘pull it’, but also adds to the horror, that was calculated to get Americans to fight the Eternal Wars for Israel.

    Building seven is the smoking gun, that proves beyond any doubt that 9/11 was an inside job. A false flag attack, like the USS Liberty was supposed to be, to get Americans to fight the wars Israelis are too cowardly to fight for themselves.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  337. Rurik says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    That was cruel, Chuck

    to send that painful video, when you’d just mentioned that great song!

  338. Rurik says:
    @Paul C.

    We see it differently.

    Do you believe there were 19 Saudis?

    Geeze Paul, clearly (perhaps mercifully) y0u haven’t’ been privy to my years of ranting and frothing over 9/11.

    The Saudis had nothing to do with 9/11, except as patsies.

    Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth all suggest controlled demolitions brought down the buildings

    A&E for 9/11 Truth are unassailable, and I’m certain that you’ll find no ‘no planes’ theory given any consideration at all, unless to debunk it.

    Here’s another clue that there were no planes. What did the media show and tell us 24/7 for months after the event? OBL, 19 Saudis and planes crashing into buildings.

    All part of the ruse.

    The jets that struck the buildings didn’t have any Arabs, or anyone else for that matter. They were specially outfitted jets intended to look like commercial passenger jets, but actually remotely flown and in all likelihood, empty of all souls.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
    , @Paul C.
  339. Hennie says:

    I can confirm about the testing of medicine in South Africa. I knew a lady who went a couple of times a week to state hospitals to inject patients with “new” medicine. This was in the 1996.

    • Replies: @trill
  340. @AnonStarter

    I am glad to see that you have taken the “fig leaf” off “It’s not Jews it’s Zionism” stance when you really mean Jews and Judaism. You are interested in delegitimizing and dehumanizing Judaism as a phony religion and Jews as a fake people, with no legitimate claim to Israel.

    You also appear less hostile in your last posted comment. which is good thing. Your hostility stops any rational conversation of shared learning. Since I am who you are trying to disqualify stands to reason you could learn a lot, as well as I about Islam.

    For you to say that you are a really good guy, not a racist and are intellectual grounded in in your pursuit of disqualifying Judaism as a valid religion by relying on sources such as Douglas Reed is galling.

    Just read the reviews on Reed by Orwell and others. He pulled those facts about Judaism out of his rear end and then told a story. He is not a historian nor a theologian of any notoriety. His book was pulled out of moth balls to use as a set of crutches for the current crop of Jew haters to help then walk. His book is a loose amalgamation of junk. He was also pro apartheid for Africa, and did not think blacks were equal.

    And no this AS. The ship of sanity, reconciliation prosperity and fairness has left the station. On board the train is the entirety of Christianity and Western civilization. Also along are moderate Muslims and the gulf states who believe that partnering with Israel will help the entire ME come our of its crisis, with innovation, trade and economic sharing. Not Jihad or the destruction of Israel which has proven futile and created nothing but destruction for all Muslims in the region.

    You and your ideas of will be left on the platform with a fringe few, with no political, economic or community help in any meaningful way. Delegitimize a people and a religion is not the way America is wired. You will be defeated and cast aside as a remnant of a an Ummah spinning out of control towards destruction.

    If you really intellectually centered and curious, look up and study Medieval Christianity, the church and the Vatican’s views towards the Jews and Judaism. The methods they used to isolate, disqualify and cast the Jews as evil and satanic. You have borrowed verbatim this irrational hatred. Maybe if you study it you will understand the dishonestly of the road you are on.

  341. Hey Ron,

    Just a shout out. Why not investigate the possibility of a false flag attack by the Mossad that caused the Munich Olympic Massacre which maybe was falsely blamed on the terrorist group Black September ?

    From commentator Nony Mouse.

    Fran, please remind me. Were the perpetrators credibly identified? If not, some research is needed concerning the benefits to Israel that followed. It was superb publicity, as it not?

    Common Ron you can pull together at least 60 pages on this. Get out your microscope and search for threads on clothing that say “Made in Israel”. I am sure there is a conspiracy out there that proves that the torture and death of 10 Israeli athletes was a benefit to Israel.

  342. @Rurik

    Rurik,

    I was going to press “agree” but I sort of agree.

    Because building seven was wired for a controlled demolition, (which, by now is obvious).

    Building seven is the smoking gun, that proves beyond any doubt that 9/11 was an inside job.

    Definitely agree.

    The jets that struck the buildings didn’t have any Arabs, or anyone else for that matter. They were specially outfitted jets intended to look like commercial passenger jets, but actually remotely flown and in all likelihood, empty of all souls.

    Possible, or no planes (CGI and/or holograms), or plane full of passengers on remote. Hijackers unlikely.

    But maybe no plane crashed in Pennsylvania nor into the Pentagon. They did find a jet engine at the Pentagon, at the Pennsylvania site, and on a New York street near WTC, but not much else of the planes – maybe these engines were just placed there to “prove” there were planes.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  343. Ron Unz says:
    @utu

    The other day while reading “The World Conquerors” (1958) by Louis Marschalko…BTW, perhaps Louis Marschalko book would be fit for Ron Unz’s digital archiving project.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’d actually bought the book a year or two ago, though never read it. Since it was pretty short, I just did so, and also followed your nice suggestion about adding it to my HTML Books section:

    https://www.unz.com/book/louis_marschalko__the-world-conquerors/

    The author was apparently some sort of rightwing Hungarian journalist, extremely hostile to Jews and Communism, and although it seems to provide a great deal of interesting information, I think it has to be read with considerable caution.

    Among other things, he seems to get many of his facts wrong, especially with regard to America, describing as Jewish many prominent individuals whom (I’m also certain) weren’t. He probably had almost no editorial or research support while writing his book, so he shouldn’t be too harshly criticized. My guess is that most of his information regarding Central Europe is probably correct, but given his numerous factual errors, I’d obviously be very reluctant to use it.

    I think the bulk of his book is parallel to what is also found in the various books by A.J.P. Taylor, John Beaty, Israel Shahak, Ford’s The International Jew, and the archival research of Joseph Bendersky, all of whom are far more reliable and credible sources.

    I’d put the remainder of his material in the category of “raw intelligence,” namely all sorts of very interesting and quite possibly true claims that might be worth tracking down and confirming from more solid sources.

    • Agree: utu
  344. @AnonStarter

    No doubt there maybe predictions and illusions of the Prophet Mohamed. God said he would make a great nation from Ishmael. There is a prophecy for the Messiah that Jesus was suppose to fulfill.
    Judaism does not hold that Islam is not a valid religion. Islam is a valid religion and closer to Judaism then Christianity. Islam is not suppose to replace Judaism. Judaism still has a separate role in this world, and god wanted it that way. God wanted Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
    They all have roles.

    [MORE]

    Another irony: In spite of demonstrable abridgement in the record of history as it appears in the Bible, there remain numerous allusions to the Prophet and Muslims throughout. The “Shiloh” of Genesis 49: 10, to cite but one example, certainly couldn’t be Jewish. Deuteronomy 33: 2 refers specifically to “Mount Paran,” alluding to the same “Desert of Paran” where Hagar raised Ishmael [Gen 21: 21]. The “ten thousand saints” of the same verse enumerates the precise number of men who conquered Mecca along with the Prophet himself. The Hebrew equivalent of “Muhammad” is found directly in Song of Songs 5: 16, couched in extended metaphor as references to the Prophet and Islam were in the parables of Jesus.

  345. Herald says:
    @melpol

    You’re going to have to do an awful lot better than that tawdry effort.

  346. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:

    There also was the assassination of Lord Moyne and Count Bernadotte before Forrestal.

  347. Sparkon says:
    @Rurik

    The jets that struck the buildings….

    Wrong. There were no hijacked jets on 9/11. I see you have dodged my comment, above, where I point out that an aluminum-skinned airplane wing can’t slice through even a goose, a critical point which our host Ron Unz was gracious enough to hide behind his beloved [More] button.

    You wrote:

    Here, here.

    I don’t do canned laughter, but sometimes I’m tempted.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Rurik
  348. bjondo says:

    Would Sharon having Arafat murdered
    by poison count as a high profile assassination?

    Rafik Hariri?
    Also by Jew.

    Both might be somewhere in article.
    I’ve gotten to paragraph 8 or 9.

    5ds

    • Agree: geokat62
  349. annamaria says:
    @Fran Taubman

    “I suggest you go to Israel…”

    — Who needs to go to Israel when we have the incessant attacks by zionists on the First Amendment in the US and on the freedom of information and freedom of speech in Europe?

    Holobiz. Holohoax. Eternal victimhood. The most moral. In the context of the thuggish ADL created in memory of the rapist and murderer Leo Frank. The Jewish State’s arming of Banderites (the self-proclaimed neo-Nazis) in Ukraine against the civilians in eastern Ukraine. Protecting Ghislaine Maxwell, the procuress of underage girls to pedophiles. The Israeli’s support for ISIS and such.

    Zionists have no shame, no decency, no morals. The psychopathic amorality is a systematic trait of zionists, and this trait has become a mortal danger for humanity at large. The unconditional allegiance to “What is good for Jews” made too many Jews into monsters. From opening the gates of Toledo for Muslims in Spain, to the extermination of the best and brightest in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, to sadistically destroying the great numbers of Germans, and to the draining of the US treasury for the Wars for Israel in the Middle East, nothing but treachery and hatred have been issuing from the supremacist Jews.

    Zionists have been destroying the only true safe haven for Jews, the US, by the zionists’ rabid desire for domination. Among the Jewish population worldwide, less than half want to live in Israel. The majority prefer the US and Europe.

    • Agree: Paul C., Rurik
  350. Paul C. says:
    @Rurik

    Ha. Yes, I’ve read many of your comments and agree with most, but it’s hard to remember everyone’s exact position on things.

    Assuming a plane could penetrate a steel structure in Bugs Bunny /Wile E Coyote fashion, why did they fake a CGI video showing a plane going through 2 sides of the building with its nose intact? There would be no reason for this lie. The only reason for this and videos which show the building being blown up without a plane, is that there was no plane(s).

    I’m aware of Dov Zackheim and System Planning Corp (remote flying). However, I don’t think it’s possible for an aluminum plane to penetrate a steel wall. My guess is, it would make a huge identation while shattering into pieces and falling to the ground, especially the wings.

    A big part of the completely fabricated story was “the planes”. We know OBL, Saudis, hijacking and everything else is a pack of lies, it stands to reason the planes are too. The coroner in Shanksville left after 20 minutes, saying there was no plane nor bodies. He’s since been “talked to”.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  351. Of interest, article by the author of Gideon’s Spies

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7254807/Mossads-licence-to-kill.html

    “The list of kidon assassinations is long and stretches far beyond the Arab world. In their base deep in the Negev Desert – the sand broken only by a distant view of Israel’s nuclear facility at Dimona – the kidon practise with a variety of handguns, learn how to conceal bombs, administer a lethal injection in a crowd and make a killing look accidental.

    They review famous assassinations – the shooting of John F Kennedy, for example – and study the faces and habits of potential targets whose details are stored on their highly restricted computers. There, too, are thousands of constantly updated street plans downloaded from Google Earth.

    Mossad is one of the world’s smallest intelligence services. But it has a back-up system no other outfit can match. The system is known as sayanim, a derivative of the Hebrew word lesayeah, meaning to help.

    There are tens of thousands of these “helpers”. Each has been carefully recruited, sometimes by katsas, Mossad’s field agents. Others have been asked to become helpers by other members of the secret group.

    Created by Meir Amit, the role of the sayanim is a striking example of the cohesiveness of the world Jewish community. In practical terms, a sayan who runs a car rental agency will provide a kidon with a vehicle on a no-questions basis. An estate agent sayan will provide a building for surveillance. A bank manager sayan will provide funds at any time of day or night, and a sayan doctor provides medical assistance.”

  352. Thank you, Mr. Unz. It took me most of the afternoon to read, but was well worth it.

    • Agree: Herald
  353. @AaronB

    /The problem is that we have to find a way to make this a friendly disagreement./

    Sounds good, but you won’t be able do this while patronizing Muslims. Yours is not the conduct of someone seeking any manner of friendly resolution.

    /As far as I understand you, you are saying that Jewish scriptures say Islam will replace Judaism./

    No, I’m saying that

    1) Islam — as the very word connotes — has been the means by which to keep good company with God throughout the world from the age of Adam to the present;
    2) prophets and messengers of the Children of Israel were, by definition, Muslim, practicing and teaching Islam; and
    3) God has already fulfilled prophecies of The Torah by sending the Prophet with The Qur’an and mandating religious liberty for all, including Torah-observant Jews.

    One of the fatal flaws in your reasoning is the presupposition that Islam is defined by the actions of Muslims. It’s an obvious superimposition of your own religious conviction — namely, that Judaism is but an expression of Jews — so it doesn’t reach me, but it does help me to see where you’re coming from and explains your condescending attitude not only toward Islam, but to the rest of humankind as well.

    To “make this a friendly disagreement,” you first have to demonstrate a willingness to understand Islam from within itself, which doesn’t necessitate embracing the religion. Once you express this willingness, we might be able to move forward.

    Until then, you’re just playing a prodigal parlor game, which is far beneath the dignity of any true brother of Moses ‘alaihis-salaam.

    • Replies: @AaronB
    , @Fran Taubman
  354. Prez2020 says:
    @Rurik

    What do you mean by “Ron Pauled”?

    Supposedly they both are some of the good guys. I can see that a critic can’t survive in a hostile work environment forever or a least a decade in the Kabuki theatre of Congress.

    I admit nothing is simple. Everything has multiple layers. We’re lucky if we CAN dig down a few, as we do here.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  355. Hiop says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    They were telling us from the start that something nuclear occurred at WTC by dubbing it ground zero.

  356. @AaronB

    ‘An unusually perceptive comment.

    It is one of the tragedies of history that Christianity and Islam felt they had to kill their father – Judaism – in order to be free. It is really a Freudian affair…’

    Given that Islam explicitly mandates toleration of Judaism, that is a decidedly bizarre assertion.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
    , @AaronB
  357. @Ron Unz

    Many thanks for the article and the American Pravda series – I have learned so much from them that I am a bit embarrassed to quibble about some of the material.

    Your article presents a compelling case that Israel had a powerful motive for killing JFK, although the evidence that they actually did it is not equally strong. The Israelis were not JFK’s only enemies. Although it is credible that they had a contingency plan to kill him, it is not impossible that somebody else did it first.

    Michael Collins Piper takes a scattergun approach and mentions anything that has an Israeli connection. He covers all the possibilities: Mossad operatives were in Dallas along with Michael Harari; Mossad hired third-party assassins; and Mossad controlled a CIA operation through James Angleton. By offering evidence for multiple modi operandi, Piper suggests that he does not know himself how Mossad did it – and this makes his focus on Mossad appear to be an idée fixe. Sometimes the Israeli connection exists only in his imagination – for example (ch 14):

    In the photo section of Final Judgment, it is pointed out that the famous “umbrella man” who was photographed in Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 bore a remarkable resemblance to no less than the nowinfamous (but then shadowy) longtime Mossad figure, Michael Harari.

    Yet Michael Collins Piper knew that Louie Steven Witt came forward to the HSCA as the umbrella man. A Google Image search shows that Witt has a greater resemblance than Michael Harari to the man in Dealey Plaza.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Louie+Steven+Witt&tbm=isch
    https://www.google.com/search?q=michael+harari&tbm=isch

    On the positive side, Piper also mentions the most intriguing theory of all: that the CIA planned a failed assassination attempt that would be blamed on Castro sympathisers; and some other group found out and “piggybacked” their real assassination on the CIA’s fake one. The advantage of this strategy is that the CIA would then want to cover up their own fake attempt, and it would be hard for them to do so without also covering up the real assassins.

    There is some remarkable information in Piper’s book: for example Eugene Dinkin’s foreknowledge of the assassination, and the arrest of OAS man Jean Souetre in Dallas on 22nd November and his subsequent deportation.

    Piper’s information has a wide range of quality, from the inventive to the solid, and it covers every possible scenario for Mossad involvement. These factors suggest that his work should be treated as a sourcebook for investigators rather than as a definitive account; and I can only agree that it is wrong for JFK researchers and writers to ignore it.

  358. @Colin Wright

    Though I can’t speak directly for him, I’m inclined to believe that Aaron knows full well about Islam’s historic protection of Judaism. He knows that, without Islam, Jews would have eventually disappeared from the face of the earth.

    He’s probably referring to qur’anic abrogation of The Torah, but it’s grossly misleading to say that Judaism is effectively “killed” under the aegis of Islam. For example, in Torahic Law, violation of any one of the Ten Commandments warrants death. With the exception of capital punishment for murder, The Qur’an supplanted such legal prescription with far less harsh consequences. A disobedient son may be disciplined, but never executed for his offense.

    In the documentary Protocols of Zion (2005), there is a brief scene of an Orthodox Jew engaged in ritual prayer that appears virtually identical to that of Muslims. Traditionally, the Children of Israel were admonished to tzedekah (charity), which is the Hebrew equivalent of the Arabic sadaqah, repeatedly referenced throughout The Qur’an. There appear to be more restrictions for fasting in Judaism, but the fundamental phenomenon of prescribed periods of abstinence is similar. Gender segregation and modest attire are further prescriptions shared between Judaism and Islam.

    His metaphor is understandable, but when distilled to its essence, it’s like saying that primary level math is the “father” of doctoral level math. That one can’t progress to the latter without the former proves nothing about the former’s superiority.

  359. Sparkon says:
    @Ron Unz

    Frankly, the “polka dot dress girl” is the sort of extremely thin speculative nonense [sic] that is used [to] avoid focusing upon the overwhelming evidence of Mossad involvement. Are we really to believe that some CIA asset involved in killing RFK would then immediately run outside shouting “We killed him!” to the entire world?!

    This is a reasonable point, but first let’s be sure we’ve got our facts straight. My understanding of that event is a little different:

    Fact: Sandy Serrano, a Kennedy campaign volunteer, told NBC News reporter Sander Vanocur on live TV about seeing a young woman in a polka dot dress and a male companion who had passed her on a fire escape. The woman in the polka dot dress said, “We shot him, we shot him!” Serrano asked whom they shot. The woman said, “Senator Kennedy,” and ran off. A witness in the pantry, Vincent DiPierro, told the LAPD about a woman in a white dress with dark polka dots who seemed to be “holding” Sirhan just before the shooting.

    Sirhan’s current attorney, William Pepper, recently had an expert hypnotize Sirhan in an open-ended fashion, during which Sirhan finally recalled that the touch of a girl in the pantry sent Sirhan into a mode where he thought he was firing at a target on a range. Could the girl in a polka dot dress DiPierro saw “holding” Sirhan moments before the shooting began have triggered his act?

    https://www.salon.com/2011/11/21/the_other_kennedy_conspiracy/

    You say there is overwhelming evidence of Mossad involvement, but I must have missed that. You also mention the CIA. What you didn’t mention, and what most analysis of RFK’s assassination sidesteps, is the crime-solvers first question: Who had the means, motive, and opportunity to kill the Democratic candidate?

    Of course, the big question in this case is: Who had the Motive to kill RFK? Cui bono? Who was the primary beneficiary of Bobby Kennedy’s murder?

    One man. Richard Milhous Nixon.

    “Tricky Dick” Nixon had known ties to the mob. He had run up big gambling debts — over 50 grand — in a mob casino in Havana, Cuba. Bebe Rebozo covered the debts for Nixon, and they became life-long “friends.” Very close “friends,” I would suggest.

    The CIA is said to have (had) ties to the mob. The CIA is also said to implement “compartmentalization,” — where the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing, nor any of its fingers — and also to use front organizations and “cut-outs,” giving the agency wriggle room for “plausible deniability.”

    Nixon lied and changed his story several times about his whereabouts on Nov. 22, 1963, stating he had aleady flown out of Dallas when JFK was shot. However, reports have surfaced that he was still in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 when JFK was killed. Why would Nixon lie when he had a perfectly legitimate reason for being in Dallas at that time?

    I suggest something I call the Raskolnikov effect, after the anti-hero in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, where consciousness of guilt makes people do and say odd, even counter-productive things.

    Guilty conscience.

    With that background, let me take a stab at your point about the blabbing babe in the polka dot dress. Like Sirhan, she may have been simply a useful idiot, a cog in the killing machine, but not a prime mover. It wouldn’t surprise me if she herself was rubbed out in the aftermath of the killing, especially if she was simply a talented hypnotist, but also a blabbermouth who couldn’t keep her mouth shut. The Wikipedia article notes that an elderly couple also heard the polka dot dress babe bragging about the killing. She and a male companion were said to be in their early 20s.

    Sirhan:

    Through the years, Sirhan has claimed no memory of shooting Kennedy and said in the recent interviews that his presence at the hotel was an accident, not a planned destination.

    Under hypnosis, he remembered meeting the girl that night and becoming smitten with her. He said she led him to the pantry.

    “I am trying to figure out how to hit on her…. That’s all that I can think about,” he says in one interview cited in the documents. “I was fascinated with her looks …. She never said much. It was very erotic. I was consumed by her. She was a seductress with an unspoken unavailability.”

    https://www.masslive.com/news/2011/04/convicted_rfk_assassin_sirhan_sirhan_girl_polka-dot_dress.html

  360. Rurik says:
    @Commentator Mike

    But maybe no plane crashed in Pennsylvania nor into the Pentagon.

    If a jet had crashed into the Pentagon, they’d have shown us all the video. The fact that they suppressed all the videos of the crash into the Pentagon, more or less proves they’re lying about that too.

    Just as they’re (obviously) lying about the jet crashing into the field at Shanksville, but I do believe there was a jet that was shot down, which was intended, as I’ve mentioned, for building seven.

    But it never arrived, and so they decided to ‘pull it’, and then watched the building go down’.

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  361. Rurik says:
    @Sparkon

    I see you have dodged my comment, above, where I point out that an aluminum-skinned airplane wing can’t slice through even a goose,

    your comment was unhinged, and seemed to mock the tragic death, (even existence) of that pitiable woman.

    And no one said it was the aluminum wing that sliced though the steel columns. The wings made indentations and damage to the exterior aluminum cladding of the buildings. It was the engines and ‘center mass’ of the jets, that ploughed thought the few columns in its path, thereby creating enough of a gap in the building’s façade to for the rest of the jet to be dragged though- by the engines and ‘center mass’.

    That tragic woman was not a CGI, OK? She was photographed from several different angles, ‘waving’, because what the fuck else are you going to do in her situation, (fool).

    I simply see no point whatsoever in mocking her horrible death.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  362. Rurik says:
    @Paul C.

    Assuming a plane could penetrate a steel structure in Bugs Bunny /Wile E Coyote fashion,

    https://debunkingnoplanes.blogspot.com/2014/07/911-no-planes-fail-blog-dr-judy-wood.html

    why did they fake a CGI video showing a plane going through 2 sides of the building with its nose intact?

    To discredit the entire truther movement.

    By sending people down rabbit holes of disinformation, and having them make outrageous claims, which sound to most people like lunacy, they create rifts inside the movement. Rifts that do damage to the search for truth, by obscuring what actually happened.

    Just consider, the whole ‘no planes’ theory is based on the idea that the whole thing was CGI. Well, if so, then it should be the ‘no planes’ proponents, who’d be the foremost believers in CGI conspiracy attempts at fooling us all. But when it comes to faking the planes completely, from dozens of different angles and including the audio, and suggesting that what tens thousands of New Yorkers heard and saw, was all a mass-delusion. They’re fine with that. But suggest that someone created a fake nose coming out of the other side of the tower, they all pooh-pooh that as crazy talk. You’d think they’d be the first people to expect CGI disinformation. But they’re the last.

    It’s almost as if they’re zealots of the ‘no planes’ theory, which I’m convinced one of them was on this thread, talking about how humanist Silverstein tried to make sure there were minimum casualties.

    I’m aware of Dov Zackheim and System Planning Corp (remote flying). However, I don’t think it’s possible for an aluminum plane to penetrate a steel wall.

    It was not a “steel wall”, it was beams. With gaps between them. And it wasn’t the cone on the front of the jet or the wings that penetrated anything, other than damage thin aluminum cladding. Rather, it was the engines and, what I call the ‘center mass’, (over a hundred tones of steel, titanium, aluminum, and other materials, landing gear, hydraulic pumps and motors, etc..) traveling at a hundreds of mph, that ploughed though the few steel columns in the path of the engines and collective mass of the jet’s super-structures, and dragged the rest of the plane in with it. A beer can might not ‘slice though a goose’, but these will get your attention.

    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-76105581e2d5b829846699b3dc8756e7-c

    We know OBL, Saudis, hijacking and everything else is a pack of lies, it stands to reason the planes are too. The coroner in Shanksville left after 20 minutes, saying there was no plane nor bodies. He’s since been “talked to”.

    There was no plane at the Pentagon, (that was a missile), and there was no plane at the Shankville’s ‘crash site”, that too was a missile, shot into an existing gorge in the field. But the jets that approached and crashed into the towers, on that fateful morning, were very much real. And intended to be so spectacular, as to mortify the very bones of all Americans– for war. Eternal War. We are not just to be their Janissaries, and concurrently, their Palestinians (slated for ethnic replacement and check points and zero civil rights in their new Total surveillance Police state), but a humiliating combination of both. We’re to be taxed to fund wars to benefit our most vicious and existential enemy, while simultaneously being subjected to ethno-replacement and demonization for our very existence. White American male; you’re evil and racist and anti-Semitic and guilty, and it’s your job to pay taxes to fund your replacement, and send your young sons to die in the Eternal Wars for Israel.

    That’s what 9/11 was all about. And they’re getting exactly what they wanted, if a little behind schedule.

    • Replies: @Paul C.
  363. @Rurik

    If a jet had crashed into the Pentagon, they’d have shown us all the video.

    This constitutes false reasoning. Since a much smaller jet than the alleged Boeing passenger jet crashed into the Pentagon, releasing the video would have raised too many questions.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  364. Sparkon says:
    @Rurik

    And no one said it was the aluminum wing that sliced though the steel columns. The wings made indentations and damage to the exterior aluminum cladding of the buildings. It was the engines and ‘center mass’ of the jets, that ploughed thought the few columns in its path, thereby creating enough of a gap in the building’s façade to for the rest of the jet to be dragged though- by the engines and ‘center mass’.

    No, your fanciful explanation does not agree with the available photography at all, but at least it’s hilarious. I mean especially this “drag through” business, which might play in Hollywood, or your fevered imagination, is nevertheless entirely unmitigated nonsense to anyone with a real understanding of real-world physics.

    [MORE]

    However, if your aim is to look like a fool, go right ahead on, and keep repeating it for one and all. Certainly, your many apparent fans here will be able to do little beyond fall in the aisles laughing engage in another round of toe licking.

    But sure, that woman was able to crawl over the 767’s 100+ tons of presumably hot wreckage, avoiding whatever infernos that were said to have brought the buildings down, just to wave? And then the infernos caught up with her, and she jumped. Smells like Hollywood to me, or at least hack Jewish script-writing. Cue the violins.

    Remember Smell-O-Vision, when Hollywood gassed its own people? On 9/11, the stench came through the boob tube with no assistance.

    I doubt you know anything about CGI, because you keep resorting to the very weak “several different angles” argument, but it is an effect not difficult to achieve with the right GCI software. You’d know that if you’d read Ivan Amato’s article, which I’ve linked here several times, or especially my several lengthy comments about L-VIS and video insertion systems here at UR, but apparently the content exceeds your ability to comprehend, or you simply prefer to keep your eyes wide shut.

    Do you think the dynamic yellow first-down line is shown on only one camera, or can they show it from multiple cameras in real time, when football games are telecast live on the boob tube?

    ‘Something for you to pour pore over, Rurik.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  365. anonymous[391] • Disclaimer says:

    Hi Ron,

    Thank you for your courageous AP series. You’ve vindicated the people who’ve lost their livelihood, reputation, and indeed lives, trying to expose these things. You’ve also brought rightful shame on complicit Americans.

    I have two short questions for you. My apologies if you’ve already addressed this elsewhere.

    1. Have you been in contact with Nick Fuentes? His team is setting up college campus organizations, and I’m sure could use your guidance. In return, you could use his vast tech-savvy, meme-creating following to bait the MSM and ADL into a conflict.

    2. Do you have a theory as to why some Jews become ‘Jewish Bersersker’ ADL types, and why others become ‘whistleblowers’ like you and your sources? The latter certainly do more to diffuse tensions than the former.

    Thanks again.

  366. Sparkon,

    I like the idea that all the WTC towers were controlled demolitions of completely empty buildings with no casualties and that all else was staged, acted, and CGIed for the media. The only thing then, how about all those eyewitnesses in such a huge city like New York and nobody filming, or releasing the official secret recordings, of the demolitions? I admit I wasn’t there and watched it on CNN, and it didn’t look real, it looked like a Hollywood production, an updated TV version of Orson Welle’s radio show The War of the Worlds which panicked the US masses to prepare them psychologically for the World War II to come.

    How about the Pentagon? There is a story of some woman crawling through the tunnel created by the missile.. Could she have been able to get through that hole at the time like the waving woman at WTC or is she just acting her fake story for the media as a disinformation agent?

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  367. Rurik says:
    @Prez2020

    What do you mean by “Ron Pauled”?

    cheated

    shut out of the primary process by corrupt scumbags at the GOP and DNC, in the service of zion.

    often it means ignoring, but they’ll very quickly turn to smears and demonization, if they think it’s necessary to destroy the threat.

  368. AaronB says:
    @AnonStarter

    Thanks.

    I like points 1 and 2. I have no problem seeing Judaism as in one sense a form of Islam.

    As for number 3, I would like to find a way to disagree over this in a friendly and respectful manner – over Turkish coffee, tea, or a hookah, perhaps.

    I do make a distinction between the actions of Muslims and the religion. I often criticize the “Muslim world” here and make clear that the bad things I see are not essential to Islam. Sometimes they have a connection to Islam but are below what Islam can be at its best, and other times its an extreme corruption or even completely unrelated.

    I do see some aspects of the religion itself worth criticizing – but in a respectful manner, because the religion as a whole I see as a valid path. And I generally regard these things as the superficial trappings of Islam which can be lost without damage to its soul.

    I would not characterize Judaism as just what Jews do, but as a valid path for its people and as having inspired other valid paths.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  369. You put yourself in harm’s way and get harmed that is not assassination.

    Among the Ancient Birman, you showed your status by how stupid your comments could be and not get called.

    Unzie want to retire the trophy, and join the Birman kings.

  370. @Brás Cubas

    A few more typos:
    ==========================================

    this superiors
    ==>
    his superiors
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    instead of accepting this situation, some disgruntled Mossad elements instead arranged
    ==>
    instead of accepting this situation, some disgruntled Mossad elements arranged
    ————————————————————————-

    Those latter outlays were normally meant to be serve as temporary loans
    ==>
    Those latter outlays were normally meant to serve as temporary loans
    ————————————————————————-

    and they informed that
    ==>
    and they informed me that
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    a number of a reprintings
    ==>
    a number of reprintings
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    it was JFK Jr.’s discovery of the Piper Hypothesis had led him
    ==>
    it was JFK Jr.’s discovery of the Piper Hypothesis that had led him
    OR
    JFK Jr.’s discovery of the Piper Hypothesis had led him
    ————————————————————————-

    had been caught while filming that plane attacks
    ==>
    had been caught while filming the plane attacks
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    the suggestion that that they were led
    ==>
    the suggestion that they were led
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    along these same times
    ==>
    along these same lines
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    toward Cheney and Rumfeld
    ==>
    toward Cheney and Rumsfeld
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    than rag-tag band of 19 Arabs
    ==>
    than a rag-tag band of 19 Arabs
    ==========================================

    Also, a possible error (quoted from the 2018 article on JFK’s assassination):
    “… the memoirs of Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret reveal that Zionist militants had tried to assassinate her father using a letter laced with toxic chemicals in 1947 …”
    But her biography of Truman says:
    ——————
    A number of cream-colored envelopes about eight by six inches, arrived in the White House, addressed to the President and various members of the staff. Inside them was a smaller envelope marked “Private and Confidential.” Inside that second envelope was powdered gelignite, a pencil battery and a detonator rigged to explode the gelignite when the envelope was opened.
    ——————

  371. AaronB says:
    @Colin Wright

    Historically, Islam did not want to kill Judaism. As Fran points out, this is a modern borrowing from outdated Christian attitudes.

    As AnonStarter points out, Islam sees itself as expressing a timeless principle predating any historical religion. This I think is undoubtedly correct and deserves to be emphasized, but it cannot be denied that Islam received inspiration from Judaism in its specific historical manifestation – in the way Islam incarnated this timeless spirit in history.

    This can create an identity crisis – which can lead to a need to separate oneself by rejecting the source of inspiration. One sees this among creative artists.

    So Islam needed to humiliate and subjugate Judaism in order to anchor its own identity – but now that Jews are master, Islam has upped the ante by going genocidal against Jews. Not all Muslims, of course, but many.

    Talha frequently envisions peace being restored between Muslims and Jews by a return to the old arrangement of Jewish subjugation. Since I think those times will not return, I think peace will be restored when the Islamic world feels secure and anchored, and outgrows the historical circumstances of its birth (in its current manifestation of a timeless principle).

    Please note I do not think the attitude I described is essential to the soul of Islam – they are psychological accretions deriving from historical accidents, which in the course of time are outgrown.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Talha
  372. @AnonStarter

    What about all the Qu’ran stuff and I mean miles of it that say that the Jews broke the covenant, and were cast out by Allah, because we sinned and maintain only material goals. And Mohammed came along Allah revealed to him that he was now the final and last prophet and replaced (updated) our message with a new message for everyone, not just the “chosen”.
    In a way you replaced us.
    Why the passages of the Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs. etc. by most Arab Muslim imams.

    • Replies: @AaronB
    , @barr
  373. Rurik says:
    @Been_there_done_that

    Since a much smaller jet than the alleged Boeing passenger jet crashed into the Pentagon, releasing the video would have raised too many questions.

    Whether it was a missile or a small jet, it doesn’t matter, because either way they’re lying.

    (I don’t know of any small jets that could have caused such a hole in the brick wall of the Pentagon, but if you have proof of it, then perhaps you’d like to share?)

    • Replies: @Been_there_done_that
  374. Paul C. says:
    @Rurik

    The link you provided relies on analysis from NIST. NIST is the gov’t agency that said Building 7 was a progress