“Prepare for Guerrilla War,” Say Police Special Forces as the Authority of the State Crumbles in France

IN THESE VIDEOS we see French police coming under Kalashnikov fire in Marseilles.

The local people interviewed about this incident afterwards said it was nothing special; things like that happen almost every day. Some of the footage showed them just walking around normally as the shooting went on.

Here, in a separate incident in another part of Marseille, we see a police car completely surrounded by moped-riding “jeunes” [young people]. They are intimidating the police.

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“En France il n’y a plus une préfecture ou une sous-préfecture où il n’y ait pas 1 quartier chaud, 1 cité.
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In France, there isn’t a prefecture or sub-prefecture where there isn’t a “hot” district, an estate. Even small villages with 5,000 inhabitants like Trèbes, scene of the attack against Arnaud #Beltrame, have a sensitive zone”: Jérôme Fourquet in Le Figaro

Laurence Obertone wrote a book called France: Clockwork Orange about the disintegration of public order and decency and the innumerable small eruptions of incivility and crime. In the course of writing his book, he made many contacts in the police. Here he relays a message he received from an anonymous member of the GIGN (police special forces units).

Message just received, intended for my readers and more generally for the civil population. Share this warning massively.

“While the mass media inundate us with the marriage in England and the Cannes festival, a large number of events described as “Miscellaneous news”, unheard-of violence on the national territory, are moving into place: Marseille “busserine” [the shooting incident shown above] with armed groups and paramilitary techniques perfectly executed, a prosecutor satisfied with the police deployment and that no one was injured, numerous attacks on police in civilian clothes by groups of “jeunes” (Grenoble, Courcouronne, etc.), violence from 200 people in Lyon La Duchère, a man beaten to death by a group of teenagers in Pau, calls for jihad in France from imams in French mosques, but also repeated suicides of police and gendarmes abandoned by the Justice system and demeaned by the higher-ups with a fixed-duration contract project to come for the forces of order while training is still a real problem.

A large number of “faint signs”, as the politicians like to call them, are passing unnoticed.

Among my comrades in the GIGN assault unit, members of and connected to intelligence units, all of these signals confirm that a guerrilla scenario is establishing itself amid a deafening silence. Our message is simple: prepare yourself.”

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Source: Diversity Macht Frei


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Emmanuel Macron and his mother, Francoise Noguès, a Jewess of Portuguese origin.

‘French’ President Emmanuel Macron has said that President Bashar al-Assad needs to be ‘overthrown’ in order to build a “new Syria” that will fit into the new world order. The Rothschild sponsored President spoke to Fox News on Sunday saying that France and its allies “would have to build a new Syria after the war,” adding that the US role would be “very important” in the process. Macron went on to say that foreign states should “remain in Syria” because of the “threat” of Iran and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Amid Reform Protests, Macron Says ‘No Disorder Will Stop Me’

  • Some 26 remain in custody on charges including suspicion of planning vandalism or weapons possession.

    Some 26 remain in custody on charges including suspicion of planning vandalism or weapons possession. | Photo: Reuters

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On Sunday, marchers in the trade union organized event descended on the Bastille to show their opposition to the changes.

Thousands of people flooded the streets of France to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms.

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“In the name of the poor, the humiliated, the homeless and the jobless, we are telling you, ‘Enough, enough of this world,'” leader of the far-left Defiant France party leader, Jean-Luc Melenchon, said.

On Sunday, marchers in the trade union-organizedevent descended on the Bastille to show their opposition to the changes. Protests were held across 160 locations in cities including Paris, Marseille and Nantes.

Macron says his economic changes are meant to increase France’s global competitiveness, adding that the protests will not block the country.

“No disorder will stop me, and calm will return.”

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb accused the protesters, and by extension the unions, of being “passive complicity” with people who have smashed shops and banks and set fire to cars during demonstrations.

“What is astonishing is that the black blocs can do what they are doing in the middle of a crowd that, at the end of the day, does nothing. If we want to have the right to demonstrate, those taking part must oppose those smashing things up and not, by their passiveness, be accomplices to what is happening from a certain point of view,” Collomb said.

Former presidential candidate Benoit Hamon countered the foreign minister saying: “It’s for the police to protect the demonstrations instead of making us responsible for the behavior of an ultra-violent few.”

French train drivers have been protesting the Macron government reforms for the past three months. In recent demonstrations, Air France staff, students and other workers have joined the drivers.

Some 26 of 43 people who were arrested in Paris, remain detained on charges including suspicion of planning vandalism or weapons possession. Police estimated that 21,000 people took part in the Paris protest, while unions put the number at 80,000.

More than 1,500 police officers were dispatched in Paris.

Demonstrators denounced the overhaul of labor rules that would reduce worker protections, laws increasing police powers, a plan making it harder for students to attend the public universities of their choice, more restrictive immigration laws and police methods in underprivileged neighborhoods that protesters consider “repressive.”

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New book alleges Anne Frank betrayed to Nazis by Jewish collaborator

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New book alleges Anne Frank betrayed to Nazis by Jewish collaborator
Dutch-Jewish collaborator Ans van Dijk said to have given up location of Anne Frank, her family to Nazi authorities in occupied Netherlands after being arrested by Nazi intelligence herself; while claim is not new, book’s author provides testimony from his father, who knew the collaborator; Anne Frank House: van Dijk was taken into account as potential traitor, but no evidence was found in support of theory.

Anne Frank and her family were captured by Nazis after being betrayed by a Jewish woman, alleged a new book attempting to uncover the mystery of the Frank family being found in a secret annex of an Amsterdam building in 1944.

 

The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that according to the book—titled “The Backyard of the Secret Annex”—Dutch-Jewish collaborator Ans van Dijk reported their hiding place.

Van Dijk was executed after the Second World War for her collusion with the Nazis, after confessing to giving up 145 Jews, including her own brother and his family.

A new book alleges Anne Frank and her family were given up to the Nazis by a Jewish collaborator (Photo: AFP)

A new book alleges Anne Frank and her family were given up to the Nazis by a Jewish collaborator (Photo: AFP)

 

While it had been previously claimed she was also guilty of turning over the Frank family, the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam and its research center failed to reach any conclusion on the matter, despite studies and a police investigation into her actions.

 

In his new book, however, author Gerard Kremer, 70, claimed he has solved the mystery. Kremer’s father was a member of the anti-Nazi Dutch underground, and was an acquaintance of van Dijk in Amsterdam.

The author’s father, who died in 1978, was said to have been a caretaker in an office building in the Dutch capital, two floors of which were taken over by the German authorities and the Dutch Nazi organization—the NSB—during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands.

Kremer’s father recounted van Dijk’s arrest by the Nazi intelligence service on the first day of Easter in 1943. After her arrest, she made frequent visits to the building, in costume, and used telephones in the appropriated offices.

The book further outlined that Kremer overheard talk in the Nazi offices in early August 1944 regarding the region where Frank and her family were hiding, and that van Dijk took part in those conversations.

Dutch-Jewish collaborator Ans van Dijk was later executed for treason

Dutch-Jewish collaborator Ans van Dijk was later executed for treason

 

Anne and her family members were arrested August 4, while van Dijk left Amsterdam for The Hague.

A spokeswoman for Anne Frank House told The Guardian that the museum contacted the book’s author, but he could provide no evidence proving van Dijk’s culpability.

“We consider Gerard Kremer’s book as a tribute to his parents,” she said, “based on what he remembers and has heard. In 2016, the Anne Frank House carried out research into the arrest of the Frank family and the other four people in hiding in the secret annex.”

“Ans van Dijk,” she continued, “was included as a potential traitor in this study. We have not been able to find evidence for this theory, nor for other betrayal theories.”

After the war and van Dijk’s move to The Hague, she was arrested at a friend’s house on June 20, 1945. She was later charged with 23 counts of treason and brought before a special tribunal in Amsterdam, where she confessed to all counts and was sentenced to death.

A spokeswoman for Anne Frank House said van Dijk had been included in a list of potential traitors, but that no conclusive evidence was found to show she was to blame (Photo: Massimo Catarinella, from Wikipedia)

A spokeswoman for Anne Frank House said van Dijk had been included in a list of potential traitors, but that no conclusive evidence was found to show she was to blame (Photo: Massimo Catarinella, from Wikipedia)

 

Her subsequent attempts to appeal the verdict and receive a royal pardon, with the claim she was merely acting out of self preservation, failed and she was executed by firing squad in January, 1948. The night before her execution she was baptized and joined the Roman Catholic Church.

Simone van Hoof, a spokesman for Lantaarn, the book’s publisher, said, “We can’t claim that this is 100 percent the answer but we really do think it is a part of the puzzle that may be able to complete the story.”


Anne Frank Hoax Exposed

Clever Jew Made Millions from Dead Daughter
by Dr. William L. Pierce (1980)

Tucked away on pages 119 and 122 of the October 6 issue of Der Spiegel, a weekly German news magazine comparable to Time or Newsweek, was a news item of considerable significance: A scientific analysis of the manuscript purported to be the original diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who died in a German concentration camp during the Second World War, has revealed that the manuscript could not have been written before 1951, six years after the end of the war.

The significance of Der Spiegel’s revelation of this fraud is twofold. First, the printing of the story in a mass-circulation publication constitutes a major break with past treatments of similar news. The German news media, though not under the Jewish monopoly control which blights the media in this country, generally follow a pro-Jewish line, a heritage from the immediate postwar years when the Allied occupation forces gave publishing licenses only to those Germans who had proved their disloyalty to their country during the war. Consequently, most news tending to cast doubt on Jewish stories about gas chambers and the like from the World War II era has either been blacked out altogether or downplayed and given very unsympathetic treatment. The present article, though accompanied by copious apologies and held back for six months after it became news, would not have been printed at all a year or two ago.

Beyond this, the exposure of the Anne Frank forgery is important because of the sheer magnitude of the fraud and the key role it has played in underpinning the entire Jewish scenario of the war. What is known as a fact is that one Otto Frank, a Jewish merchant, formerly of Frankfurt, who had been arrested in the Netherlands and interned in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the war, began visiting publishers in 1946 with what he claimed was a diary written by his young daughter during the time the Frank family was hiding from the German police in occupied Holland. The girl later perished at Auschwitz, Frank said.

The diary, filled with touching adolescent reveries and homely little anecdotes, was exactly what the Jewish “Holocaust” propagandists were looking for: a highly effective piece of ammunition to generate a maudlin, emotion-laden sympathy for the poor, persecuted Jews — as typified by Anne Frank — and generate hatred against the wicked Germans, who had killed her and six million other Jews.

Otto Frank cashed in on the diary in a big way. Not only did he find a publisher, but he found people hot to buy stage and film rights as well. Shortly after its appearance in book form, the diary had been translated into a score of languages and printed in millions of copies, from all of which Frank received royalties. The English version alone, under the title Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, has sold more than 4,000,000 copies to date. A television dramatization based on the diary was aired in this country last month, accompanied by the usual ballyhoo.

Almost from the beginning there were charges that the diary was a hoax. Some of these charges were based on the gross inconsistencies between various translations and editions of the diary in book form; it was clear that the text had been heavily edited to help it sell well in different markets. Other charges were based on internal inconsistencies and credulity-straining elements in the diary itself.

And then there was the matter of the script for the film version of the diary: Otto Frank was sued by a New York scriptwriter, Meyer Levin, who claimed that Frank had taken large portions of a script he, Levin, had written and had not paid Levin for his work. The court ordered Frank to pay Levin $50,000. One can easily understand why some observers began to wonder how much, if any, of the content of the various Anne Frank books, films, and plays in circulation was actually written by a little Jewish girl named Anne Frank.

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Otto Frank, father of Anne, displays what he says is his daughter’s diary, written in 1942–1944 while hiding from the Gestapo. Recent scientific tests have proved the alleged diary could not have been written before 1951. Frank made millions from his forgery before his death this year.

In Germany, however, it was not wise to speculate about such matters publicly. The line laid down by the government and the media is that Anne Frank is gospel, and anyone who suggests otherwise leaves himself open to criminal charges (“defaming the victims of Nazi persecution”) as well as to civil suits. Otto Frank himself made a regular habit of hauling Anne Frank detractors into German courts, which invariably decided in his favor — until recently, that is.

When Hamburg pensioner Ernst Roemer, 76, began spreading the accusation that Otto Frank had himself written what he was passing off as his dead daughter’s diary, Frank sued him. As usual, the court upheld the authenticity of the diary. Handwriting experts testified that the entire diary, including loose notes and insertions, had been written by the same hand, and that hand was Anne Frank’s.

Roemer appealed the court’s decision against him, and more handwriting experts were called in. Their conclusion was the same: Everything in the diary was in the same handwriting; there was no forgery.

Roemer appealed again, and this time the court asked for the technical services of the Federal Criminal Office (Bundeskriminalamt, similar to our FBI), which carried out a careful analysis of the original manuscript of the diary with microscope and ultraviolet illumination in order to confirm its authenticity — in particular, to determine when it was written.

The report of the technical experts was given to the court in April of this year, and it contained a bombshell: large portions of the alleged “diary” were written in ballpoint pen ink — which was not manufactured prior to 1951!

Were it not for the previous testimony of the handwriting experts that the entire diary, including the portions written with ballpoint pen, is in the same hand, the father might have claimed that he only “edited” his daughter’s work, “clarifying” passages here and there. But the evidence was quite unambiguous.

For example, the testimony of Hamburg graphologist Minna Bekker in an earlier trial was: “The handwriting of the diary in the three bound volumes — including all notes and additions on the glued-in pages as well as the 338 pages of loose material — including all corrections and insertions is identical . . .”

Otto should have been more careful in his choice of writing instruments. It is now quite clear that he finished hoking up the “original” of the diary after he had found a publisher for what, in 1946, was nothing more than some rough notes and an idea in his head which seemed to have prospects for making him a lot of money with little effort. First a typescript for the publisher, and then, as sales of the book began to mount, a completed handwritten “original” to show to doubters.

Just after the report of the Federal Criminal Office was given to the court, Otto Frank conveniently died — before he could be asked a number of very interesting questions. Meanwhile, the worldwide Jewish propaganda apparatus has continued its promotion of the Anne Frank myth as if nothing had happened. Der Spiegel seems to be the only mass-circulation news periodical to have exposed the fraud to date.


From Attack! No. 79, 1980, transcribed by Anthony Collins and edited by Vanessa Neubauer

EU coup d’etat in Italy, as Democracy across Europe is in peril

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 14.

The Five Star Movement and the Northern League agreed to form a coalition government that would have represented the two anti-EU parties which together won almost 50% of the vote in the parliamentary elections, and which have a majority in the lower house of the Italian Parliament the Chamber of Deputies.

There government formed represented the parties which won the parliamentary elections, and should have been allowed to take office and govern, but the European Union was not in agreement.

The strongly pro-EU Italian President Sergio Mattarella (a man who is not directly elected by the people, but is elected by an electoral college made up of the two chambers of the Italian parliament and of representatives of Italy’s regions), to the surprise of many agreed to the coalition’s suggestion that Giuseppe Conte be Italy’s new Prime Minister, but in a prearranged move vetoed the coalition’s nominee for Finance Minister, Paolo Savona.

In vetoing Paolo Savona, Mattarella did not question Savona’s qualifications for the Finance Minister post, or say that Savona was unfit to hold office, but instead Mattarella vetoed Savona’s appointment because of Savona’s known skepticism about Italy’s membership of the Eurozone, with which Mattarella happens to disagree.

Mattarella proceeded to dress up his veto by talking of the negative reaction to Savona’s appointment by the financial markets, and of his “duty” to protect Italy’s savers.

Read this post by Alexander Mercouris from more on Italy’s coup by the EU: http://theduran.com/italys-crisis-and-the-crisis-of-democracy-europe.

The Duran delivers a rational viewpoint amidst all the chaos and propaganda in the news today.


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Parliamentary group co-leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Alice Weidel (front L) and Alexander Gauland applaud during a session of the lower house of parliament, on March 23, 2018 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP)
Parliamentary group co-leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Alice Weidel (front L) and Alexander Gauland applaud during a session of the lower house of parliament, on March 23, 2018 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP)

Germany’s far-right party AfD has called for an inquiry into how Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has allegedly mishandled the country’s asylum applications since 2014 when a massive wave of refugees began hitting German borders.

The Alternative for Germany, the largest opposition party in parliament, the Bundestag, filed a motion on Thursday to set up a committee to investigate the functioning and management of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), the government body that rules on asylum applications in Germany.

The BAMF is being criticized for a series of decisions in its Bremen branch where asylum requests have reportedly been approved with deliberate disregard for legal regulations and internal rules. Those irregularities, which have been branded in the German media as the BAMF scandal, were revealed after an internal review of some 4,568 asylum rulings.

The findings have also reinvigorated a public debate about pros and cons of Merkel’s decision to allow over a million and a half refugees into Germany over the past three years. The AfD’s rise in the German politics, which came during the September election, is believed to be a direct result of Merkel’s open asylum policy as nationalists and far-right groups continue to highlight the security and economic costs of mass refugee arrivals.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on during her visit to the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health Sciences in Porto, Portugal, on May 30, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

The AfD has said a probe into BAMF scandal would not be enough and it will push for a broader inquiry into the government policy since 2014, the legal basis for the government’s 2015 decision to open the borders to refugees and how those decisions have affected Germany’s social and security systems and the costs included.

To set up the inquiry committee, the AfD would require the support of 25 percent of lawmakers. AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland said the party would do its best to gain that support despite the general tendency in the Bundestag in which other parties normally shun the AfD.

However, the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) have called for such a committee to be formed while senior figures in the Bavarian branch of Merkel’s Christian Democrats, (CSU) have also shown interest for an inquiry into the BAMF asylum rulings.

Greece – Convenient Victim or Complacent Masochist? The Devastating Social Impacts of IMF-ECB-EC “Economic Medicine”

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Why this title? – Because Greece doesn’t have to continue playing the card of the victim, nor being masochist. Greece seems to suffer under the Stockholm Syndrome – she is in love with her hangman. Greece could change this. Exit the prison, exit the EU and exit the euro. Greece could return to her sovereign national currency, her own sovereign central bank, make her own monetary policy and implement it with a sovereign public banking system that works solely for the Greek economy. Within less than 10 years Greece would have recovered and would even be able to pay back some of her illegally begotten debt.

Although, here it must be added, according to international law, most of Greece’s debt was imposed by the troika under illegal circumstances. It’s also called “odious debt”, the description of which reads “In international law, odious debt, also known as illegitimate debt, is a legal doctrine that holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the best interest of the nation, should not be enforceable. Such debts are, thus, considered by this doctrine to be personal debts of the regime that incurred them and not debts of the state.” This doctrine is complemented by a similar one inscribed in the charter of the IMF that says that the IMF shall not make any loans to a country in distress, that will unlikely be able to reimbursed the debt and pay the debt service.

There is not a day that goes by without Greece making the headlines as being abused by the troika (IMF, European Central Bank – ECB and the unelected European Commission – EC) and by the Germans. Here are three of the latest examples, but there are many more – “Destroying Greek, Plundering Greece. The Latest Update” (by Leonidas Vatikiotis); “Austerity: Public Hospital Halts Chemotherapy, turns away Cancer Patients, because ‘Budget Exceeded’”; and “Greece Crisis: Cancer Patients Suffer as Health System Fails” (Giorgos Christides).

Already years ago, The Lancet reported an increase in Greek suicide rates and child mortality. The misery is indeed real and mounting every day. The western imposed atrocities also abound on a daily basis. Salary cuts – and at least five pensions reductions since 2010, an almost completely dismantled social safety net. Those who depend on it are generally poor. More than 4 million people out of a population of 11 million live at or under the poverty line; 15% live in absolute and abject poverty. About 28% of children live in absolute poverty, meaning malnutrition and diseases, stunting growth and brain development. At least a generation of Greek may be in part intellectually challenged, possibly implying health hazards and restricting economic development over the next 20-some years. Unemployment is hovering around 25% – 30%, with close to 50% for youth (18-35 years). The outlook is grim and promises to become even grimmer.

Public hospitals and schools are either privatized or closed because of lack of budget. Medication is scarce, as part of imposed import restrictions, imposed by Greece’s lovely European neighbors and allies or overseas masters. Specialized and expensive medication, for example cancer medicine, are especially scarce. People die from flu, from colds, from pneumonia – even intestinal diseases that could normally be healed as a matter of routine, but there are not enough antibiotics available. Austerity – budget cuts. Thanks to the brothers from Europe – and again their masters form overseas.

Greece has absolutely no control over her budget anymore. She had to sign this responsibility over to Brussels for what? – another ‘rescue package’ – what else. In September 2016, the Greek Parliament had to approve hurriedly, in less than a week’s time, a 2000-page text of legislation, drafted by Brussels in English, unreadable in this short time for most of the Greek Parliamentarians, with which the Greek Parliament signed away not only all of the publicly owned enterprises and infrastructure to the “European Stability Mechanism” (ESM) for 99 years, during which period all of it may be offered to fire sale prices for privatization, or outright demolition; but, as if this was not enough, the Parliament also signed away its sovereign authority over the Greek budget to Brussels.

Can you imagine? This in the 21st Century. It has not happened since in 1933 the Bundestag, the German Parliament, signed over all decision-making power to the “Führer” – Mr. Adolf Hitler. This is outright EU imposed fascism. The world watches silently – and in full complicity – the literal dismantling of a sovereign country, with the esclavisation and impoverishment of the population that goes with it.

This, though, is not news. It’s rather well-known. It has been written about umpteen times, by umpteen journalists and writers, to greater or lesser extent criticizing the troika, the Greek government, the EC / IMF / BCE imposed austerity, as all three know very well that austerity does not work, nowhere. Never did.

So, why repeat it here, in yet another article? – Because it must be said again and again, and repeated ever so often, until the Greek governing body listens. Greece could stop this bloodletting and misery for the majority of her people almost instantly – by quitting the euro, and by quitting the European Union. She would not be left alone. Acts of Solidarity would come from Asia, Latin America and even Africa. Such offers were already made in 2014 and 2015. But they were not heeded, since the Greek elite wants to part of the EU elite, rubbing elbows, being part of this nefarious club. Many pictures, too many, have been circulating of Mr. Tsipras and his buddies laughing and cajoling with the Lagarde’s and the Junker’s of this world.

Greece could have exited the EU and Eurozone from day one – with the first rescue package in 2010. But she didn’t, for whatever reason. Maybe personal threats to the Tsipras family and Government and / or the “left-wing” Syriza party? – We don’t know, but all is possible in a western civilization where opponents of the Master hegemon in Washington and his dark handlers, are simply assassinated. John Perkins, explains clearly how this works in his bestseller “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”.

But what about integrity of the leaders, of the party, their obligation to the Greek people? Integrity and support foremost to the average Greek, not the Greek elite which way before the troika-Germany onslaught, transferred billions of their euro holdings to Switzerland and other western safe havens. The Tsipras Government’s duty to the vast majority of Greek, who have to survive from their daily work and miserable pensions, has been betrayed. For these people integrity would have called for quitting the Eurozone and the EU.

Why holding on to a European Union that only despises Greece by its non-action, by watching passively over the destruction of their brother? There are no trustworthy allies in the EU. They are all beholden to Brussels and to Washington. There are only greedy enemies. Greece has been singled out as an example for worse to come. Other mostly southern EU countries that were given the insulting name, PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain), would be treated equally, i.e. sucked into oblivion – if they would dare to resist the systematic milking by the western financial system.

This EU – euro system cannot be reformed. And since abolishment or the simple collapse which is clearly written on the wall, is being extended at all cost, including the blood and lives of the Greek population, there is only ONE WAY for Greece to safe itself – LEAVE THE EURO – LEAVE THE EU.

Greece’s debt today (January 2018) is € 320.2 billion, or 190.4% of GDP (€ 168.2 billion) – and steadily mounting – with an annual interest of € 17.6 billion, increasing at the rate of € 557 per second (€ 48.1 million per day) – See the Greek Debt Clock. So, there is no relief in sight, no matter what western pundits and the IMF are saying. All lies, as is usual in the western world. Greece will never get out of her mountain of debt, while being a member of the euro-zone and the EU.

Greece – wake up, you have the opportunity to walk out of the EU and save the lives of more than half of your population, who are at risk of famine and deadly diseases – Mr. Tsipras and Co. no matter what lengthy theories and economic projections the elite economists who want to save their billions of euros hidden in safe havens, will present to you – it is your duty, your civil obligation as an elected official, elected by the people, to honor the people’s lively interests and to exit this horrendous repressive and abusive club, called European Union.

Greece – you must regain your sovereignty.

Leaving the EU and the euro does not mean you are leaving Europe. Greece, as every pupil knows, is geographically anchored in Europe. Greece is one of the most dramatically beautiful southern European countries and will continue to be visited by millions of tourists from around the world, and naturally from Europe. Other nations will want to trade and deal with Greece and her charming, friendly and smiling people. Friendliness and beauty is one of the key trademarks of Greece. Greece will gain even more respect for standing up for herself.

It’s late – but never too late. Take back your local autonomous currency, take control of your economy through local public banking with low or no interests to stimulate yours – the Greek economy – not the German, not the European economy, but the Greek national economy. Within less than 10 years Greece would have recovered from the current depression. Others have done it, like Argentina, or even Germany, especially after WWII. You will not be left alone. Support, if needed, will be there, particularly from the East, from where the future is. Think of China’s One Belt Initiative (OBI) – which already is linked up with Greece through the Greek port of Piraeus. OBI is a multi-trillion-euro economic development program that will encompass China, Russia, Eurasia, eventually all the way to the western rim of Europe, securing jobs, scientific and cultural development, transcontinental land-and sea transport, trading and more – over the next few hundred years. The west is gone; passé. It’s greed and war-driven economy is slowly but surely committing suicide.

If Greece is not seizing this last-ditch opportunity to exit the euro and to exit the EU, to literally safe her people’s skin, one might legitimately ask, has Greece become a convenient victim, subservient to its own elite and the Brussels-Washington masters, or is she simply masochistically enjoying her misery, borne, incidentally, by 80% of her population?

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Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 21st Century (China), TeleSUR, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance

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EU fancies itself a champion of democracy. Its actions show it’s only democratic when it’s convenient

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The European Union fancies as a champion of ‘democracy,’ but its action show this doesn’t cover dissenting views, whether from an Eurosceptic party in Italy, austerity-hating Greeks, or any folks voting against its grand plans.

Concerns about Europe’s disregard for the opinions of normal, non-technocrat, non-banker people have bubbled to the surface of social media after Italy’s recent close-call with the near-formation of a government with a clear democratic mandate. But the EU’s glaring democracy deficit has been an inconvenient characteristic of the bloc since its founding.

The Lisbon Treaty: Because only important people need to approve treaties

Once upon a time – in 2004, to be exact – there was something called the Constitution for Europe. This proud document was meant to codify all the wonderful things that the European Union stood for: human dignity, free markets, the rule of law and democracy. Although it was enthusiastically agreed upon and signed by EU bigwigs, the constitution still required rubber-stamp ratification from each member state.

Much to the chagrin of Europe’s visionary leaders, voters in France and the Netherlands rejected this sacred document during a series of referenda held across Europe in 2015. In a refreshingly blunt speech given after the failed Dutch referendum, then-prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende nonchalantly remarked: “The idea of Europe has lived for the politicians, but not the Dutch people. That will have to change.”

And change it did. Sort of.

After a great deal of soul searching, Europe’s top minds came up with an ingenious way to ensure that there would be no more democratic roadblocks interfering with their grand plans for Europe: The constitution would simply be rebranded as the Treaty of Lisbon – and this time, no referendums. Instead, the treaty would be ratified by parliamentary processes.

Actually, there was one country which foolishly allowed its citizenry to vote on the Lisbon Treaty – but luckily this error of judgment was quickly rectified. In a 2008 referendum, Irish voters rejected the treaty by a majority of 53 percent. Not to be dissuaded by the will of the people, Ireland held another referendum on the treaty a year later – and this time the plebes voted the ‘correct’ way.

The Lisbon Treaty’s ultimate triumph over the annoying will of the European people would be the first among many victories against the EU’s arch nemesis – the democratic referendum.

Greeks vote against EU-imposed austerity, Brussels laughs and laughs

In July 2015, the Greek people voted decisively to reject harsh austerity policies sought by the EU and other global institutions in exchange for modest debt relief and a multi-billion-euro bailout.

But the Greek government, strong-armed by Germany and the European Central Bank, ultimately ignored the referendum results, and swiftly introduced tough austerity measures described as necessary in order to thwart economic collapse.

Commenting on the brazen affront to basic democratic principles, former speaker of the Greek Parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou said that the rubbished referendum showed how “Europe has steadily departed from its principal founding goals, democracy, human rights and freedoms and the prosperity of its people and its societies.”

Brexit: Making an example of EU party-poopers

In a 2016 referendum, which has since created incalculable reams of breathless headlines, Britain voted to leave the European Union in clear violation of Brussels’ zero-tolerance policy for anything that it doesn’t like.

Top EU officials wasted no time in calling the democratic result “stupid” and have even urged British youth to reverse the decision.

Although the UK is scheduled to depart from the EU in March, 2019, Brussels has shown little enthusiasm for the necessary negotiations and agreements to ensure an orderly transition. True to form, some within Britain’s political elite are openly campaigning to prevent Brexit from taking place. Former British prime minister Tony Blair has called for a second referendum, and has urged Brussels to do all it can to persuade the UK to remain in the bloc.

Aside from its bureaucratic foot-dragging and patronizing comments, Brussels has also cynically stoked fears about the economic and social consequences of Brexit. This tactic has been especially visible in the bloc’s dealings with Dublin.

“What looks like Brussels love is really an expedient exploitation of Irish concerns to try to weaken British democracy,” Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked Online, noted last year. “No one in Britain wants the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to ossify. No one’s arguing for that. Rather, this fear of a firmer border has been ramped up by Brussels to paint Brexit as a harbinger of division.”

Recalling how pro-EU media had accused the Irish of being “treacherous” children who had “spat in the soup” after they voted against the Lisbon Treaty in 2008, O’Neill observed: “EUphiles suddenly love Ireland for one reason only: they see you as a potential truncheon against Brexit.”

Spain bludgeons peaceful independence movement, EU predictably silent

In October 2017, Catalonia held an independence referendum which had been declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court. Organisers said 90 percent of voters backed independence, but turnout was less than 45 percent. Many voters who did go to the polls were greeted with police batons and arrests. More than 400 Catalans were reportedly injured as police forcibly removed voters from polling stations.

After Catalonia’s parliament honored the result (a massive EU no-no), Madrid dissolved the region’s parliament, sacked its leaders and called a snap election.

Usually eager to issue sanctimonious statements, Brussels was tellingly tight-lipped about the troubling human rights situation which unfolded in Catalonia. After all, the referendum was an “internal Spanish matter,” so why would the EU get involved?

Quitaly?

We’ve now reached the present day, and the EU’s complicated relationship with democracy continues to manifest itself in new, even surprising ways. This week, Italy’s new government was essentially blocked from assuming power, after president Sergio Mattarella refused to approve the new minister of economy, arguing that his Eurosceptic views could endanger Italy’s eternal commitment to the euro. The move – described by analysts as blatantly unconstitutional – was followed by Mattarella’s appointment of a former IMF director as interim prime minister, who will now be charged with forming a different, more responsible government.

“They are with the bankers and the powerful ones. We are with the Italian people,” Matteo Salvini, the leader of Lega Nord, tweeted on Monday, shortly after Mattarella announced his decision to make ex-IMF head Carlo Cottarelli interim prime minister. The defiant message was accompanied by a photograph showing Mattarella, Cottarelli, former prime minister Matteo Renzi, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Mattarella. Salvini is pictured below, rallying a crowd.

There will almost certainly be new elections in the coming months, and the Euroskeptic parties, now more galvanized than ever, will likely turn parliamentary elections into a plebiscite on Italy’s relationship with the EU. Long-overdue karma for Brussels? Perhaps.

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Assad: Syria to Beef Up Air Defenses Amid Threat From Israel

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, in an interview with the news channel RT, commented on the issue of Iranian troops in Syria, the Israeli threat and US strikes on Syria.

Syria will continue beefing up its air defenses after getting help from Russia, Bashar Assad said.

“Our air defense is much stronger than before, thanks to the Russian support, and the recent attacks by the Israelis and by the Americans and British and French proved that we are in a better situation,” he said. “The only option is to improve our air defense, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that.”

Assad accused Israel of being in contact with Syrian militants from the start of the seven-year war. He said militants appeared to have acted in the interest of Israel when they picked air defense systems as their primary target.

READ MORE: Assad May Limit Iran’s Access to Syria’s South to Restore Territorial Integrity

“The first target of the mercenaries in Syria was the air defense. Before attacking any other military base it was the air defense… This is the other proof that Israel was in direct link with those terrorists in Syria. So, they attacked those bases, and they destroyed a big part of our air defenses,” he pointed out.

US Strikes on Syria

Bashar Assad said that he did not exclude another US strike anytime as long as the United States continued to violate international laws.

“Of course, it could, because when the Unites States trampled over the international law, on daily basis sometimes in different areas for different reasons, any country in the world could have such an attack,” he said in response to whether an attack was likely.

“As long as you don’t have an international law that could be obeyed by the United States and its puppets in the West, there is no guarantee that it won’t happen,” Assad added.Assad said that Russia’s threat to strike at US launch sites had prevented a broader attack by the United States and its allies than the one Syria came under in April.

“The Russians announced publicly that they are going to destroy the bases that are going to be used to launch missiles,” he said. “Our information — we don’t have evidence, we only have information, and those information are credible information — that they were thinking about a comprehensive attack all over Syria, and that’s why the threat pushed the West to make it on a much smaller scale.”

READ MORE: Russia Holds the Key to Washington’s ‘Face-Saving Exit’ From Syria — Analyst

“We were close to have direct conflict between the Russian forces and the American forces, and fortunately, it has been avoided, not by the wisdom of the American leadership, but by the wisdom of the Russian leadership,” he said.

The president stressed Russia’s support was needed to stabilize the country, “but we need at the same time to avoid the American foolishness,” he added.

“Our enemies and our opponents – mainly the West led by the US, and their puppets in Europe and in our region, with their mercenaries in Syria – they try to make it farther, either by supporting more terrorism, bringing more terrorists to Syria or by hindering the political process.

Assad said his government faced the challenge of acting faster than its adversaries to “close the gap between their plans and our plans.” “I think we are succeeding in that regard,” he added.

The United States carried out a series of airstrikes on Syria’s alleged chemical sites on April 14 in a joint effort with the United Kingdom and France.

Iranian Troops in Syria

Despite Israel’s claims there are no Iranian troops in Syria, but there are Iranian officers who assist as military advisers, Bashar Assad said.

“The most important fact regarding this issue, is that we do not have Iranian troops. We never had, and you cannot hide it, and we are not ashamed to say that we have, like we invited the Russians, we could have invited the Iranians,” Assad stressed.

The Syrian president noted, however, that there were Iranian officers “who work with the Syrian Army as help.”

READ MORE: US to Limit Input in UN Conference on Disarmament Due to Syria’s Presidency

“The starkest fact about their [Israel’s] lies about this issue, the Iranian issue, that the recent attack a few weeks ago, they said that they attacked Iranian bases and camps, as they said, allegedly, and actually we had tens of Syrian martyrs and wounded soldiers, not a single Iranian. So, how could they say that we have it? So, it is a lie,” Assad stressed.

Syrian Conflict Not Civil War

The conflict in Syria is not a civil war, since the very beginning it was a struggle against terrorists and “the West’s mercenaries,” Syrian President Bashar Assad said.

“The word ‘civil war’ has been used widely since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, even by our friends, and by our allies by mistake, without understanding the content of this meaning. Syrian ‘civil war’ means there are sectarian lines based on either ethnicities or sects or religions or maybe political opinion or political currents, let’s say, something we do not have in Syria,” Assad said.

The Syrian president noted that people of various ethnicities and religious beliefs resided in the area controlled by the government, but all of them backed Damascus.

“What we have actually from the very beginning are mercenaries, Syrians, and foreigners being paid by the West in order to topple the government … If we had civil war for seven years, we should have been divided by now. You cannot have one country, united country, united society, it is not geographically because now of the Unites States’ puppets and the Turkish puppets. If there were a civil war, then you should have a divided society,” Assad stressed.

READ MORE: Control Over S Syria Borders to Be Handed to Damascus — Source

“The more we get closer to the end, the more they want to make it farther … The more reconciliation you have in one area, the more killing and destruction and trying to capture more areas by the terrorists we will have. That is why within the reconciliation, when we started reconciliations in many areas, the other factions in the same area tried to destroy it, because they have the orders from the outside not to go toward any reconciliation, of course, you have the orders with the pocket of money,” Assad said.

The Syrian president stressed that the farther the situation escalated, the more determined the Syrian government was “to solve the problem.”

“Because you do not have any other choice – either you have a country or you do not have a country,” Assad said.

Talks With SDF

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that his government is ready for peace talks with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces but the military option remains on the table.

Assad said the United States put its faith in the SDF, a militant alliance of predominantly Kurdish fighters controlling Syria’s north, after other “moderate” rebel groups it backed turned out to be Islamists.

“They are looking for another card. This card is the SDF now because when we are moving forward in different areas to defeat the terrorists the only problem left in Syria is the SDF,” he said.

“We are going to deal with it by two options,” Assad continued. “The first one: we started now opening doors for negotiations, because the majority of them are Syrians… If not we’re going to resort to liberating those areas by force.”

The president said the areas under SDF control would be retaken “with Americans or without Americans.” “And the Americans should leave somehow. They are going to leave,” he added.


Israel MK calls for occupation of Gaza

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In a radio interview with Janoob FM yesterday, Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked said that it is time to get ready to occupy the Gaza Strip.

Following the firing of mortars from the Gaza Strip towards the surrounding settlements in response to the recent crimes committed against Palestinians by the occupation, Shaked said: “It is time to get ready to occupy the Gaza Strip as part of efforts to destroy the authority of Hamas.”

Commenting on the fall of a mortar near an empty nursery early yesterday, she said: “A great disaster would have happened and it could have led to war.”

Hamas: We have a right to respond to Israel’s crimes

“The response must be very severe, as if blood was shed here … All options are possible, including the occupation of the Gaza Strip.”

“When we talk about decisiveness, we mean destroying Hamas’ authority with the full sense of the word,” she continued.

“It also means occupying the Gaza Strip, and this is a possible alternative. Truth must not be hidden.”


Bashar Assad: ‘We were close to direct conflict between Russia and US inside Syria’

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.”

“With every move forward for the Syrian Army, and for the political process, and for the whole situation, our enemies and our opponents, mainly the West led by the United States and their puppets in Europe and in our region, they try to make it farther – either by supporting more terrorism, bringing more terrorists to Syria, or by hindering the political process,” Assad told RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev, during a sit-down interview in Damascus, noting that without outside funding his opponents inside the country could be subdued “within a year.”

After having to switch its support between the various anti-Assad factions, and the recapture of the key cities of Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor by government forces over the past two years, Washington, the Syrian leader believes, is “losing its cards” and can be brought to the negotiating table.

Our challenge is how can we close this gap between their plans and our plans,” Assad said.

‘World didn’t buy US chemical weapons story’

The Syrian leader believes, however, that the closer the deadly conflict comes to an end, the more desperate his opponents’ measures become. He cited the alleged Douma chemical weapon attack (“Is it in our interest? Why, and why now?” he asks) as a last-ditch Western attempt to sway international opinion – one that failed.

“They told a story, they told a lie, and the public opinion around the world and in the West didn’t buy their story, but they couldn’t withdraw. So, they had to do something, even on a smaller scale,” Assad said, referring to the joint airstrikes against purported Syrian chemical weapons facilities, carried out on April 14 by the US, UK, and France.

Assad says Moscow also played a role in restraining Washington’s influence and meddling in the region, both generally since its invitation to aid Damascus in September 2015, and in this particular incident.

‘Russia deterred larger-scale attack on Syria’

“The Russians announced publicly that they are going to destroy the bases that are going to be used to launch missiles, and our information – we don’t have evidence, we only have information, and that information is credible information – that they were thinking about a comprehensive attack all over Syria, and that’s why the threat pushed the West to make it on a much smaller scale,” the Syrian president said.

With Western ‘advisers’ deployed alongside their proxy forces in Syria, Assad also thanked Russia for not triggering face-to-face confrontation with the US, which is operating in close proximity both in the air and on the ground.

“We were close to have direct conflict between the Russian forces and the American forces, and fortunately, it has been avoided, not by the wisdom of the American leadership, but by the wisdom of the Russian leadership,” Assad told Gazdiev. “We need the Russian support, but we need at the same time to avoid the American foolishness in order to be able to stabilize our country.”

‘Either you have a country or you don’t have a country’

Despite praising the diplomatic efforts of the Astana peace process, and emphasizing the government’s own drive to win the hearts and minds by restoring order in liberated areas, and initiating a process of reconciliation, Assad says there are still some victories that will have to be won on the battlefield.

“Factions like Al-Qaeda, like ISIS, like Al-Nusra, and the like-minded groups, they’re not ready for any dialogue, they don’t have any political plan; they only have this dark ideological plan, which is to be like any Al-Qaeda-controlled area anywhere in this world. So, the only option to deal with those factions is force,” Assad said, emphasizing that there is no stepping back now.

“The more escalation we have, the more determined we’ll be to solve the problem, because you don’t have any other choice; either you have a country or you don’t have a country,” the Syrian president told RT.

Comment: Syrian President Bashar Assad, in an interview with the news channel RT, commented on the issue of Iranian troops in Syria, the Israeli threat and US strikes on Syria.

Syria will continue beefing up its air defenses after getting help from Russia, Bashar Assad said.

“Our air defense is much stronger than before, thanks to the Russian support, and the recent attacks by the Israelis and by the Americans and British and French proved that we are in a better situation,” he said. “The only option is to improve our air defense, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that.”

Assad accused Israel of being in contact with Syrian militants from the start of the seven-year war. He said militants appeared to have acted in the interest of Israel when they picked air defense systems as their primary target.

“The first target of the mercenaries in Syria was the air defense. Before attacking any other military base it was the air defense… This is the other proof that Israel was in direct link with those terrorists in Syria. So, they attacked those bases, and they destroyed a big part of our air defenses,” he pointed out.

See also: Netanyahu: We’ll strike at Iran not just in Golan Heights, but anywhere in Syria

America’s Incredible Shrinking Influence – Ron Paul

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Just two weeks after President Trump pulled the US from the Iran nuclear agreement, his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, issued 12 demands to Iran that could never be satisfied. Pompeo knew his demands would be impossible to meet. They were designed that way. Just like Austria-Hungary’s ultimatum to Serbia in July, 1914, that led to the beginning of World War I. And just like the impossible demands made of Milosevic in 1999 and of Saddam Hussein in 1991 and 2003, and so many other times when Washington wanted war. These impossible demands are tools of war rather than steps toward peace.

Secretary Pompeo raged at Iran. The mainstream news media raged at Iran. Trump raged at Iran. But then a strange thing happened: nothing. The Iranians announced that they remained committed to diplomacy and would continue to uphold their end of the nuclear agreement if the Europeans and other partners were willing to do the same. Iranian and European officials then sought out contacts in defiance of Washington in hopes of preserving mutually-beneficial emerging commercial relations.

Washington responded to the European snub by threatening secondary sanctions on European companies that continued doing business with an Iran that had repeatedly been found in compliance with its end of the bargain. Any independent European relationship with Iran would be punished, Washington threatened. But then, again, very little happened.

Rather than jump on Washington’s bandwagon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made two trips to Russia in May seeking closer ties and a way forward on Iran.

Russia and China were named as our prime enemies in the latest National Security Strategy for the United States, but both countries stand to benefit from the unilateral US withdrawal from the Iran deal. When the French oil company Total got spooked by Washington threats and pulled out of Iran, a Chinese firm eagerly took its place.

It seems the world has grown tired of neocon threats from Washington. Ironically the “communist” Chinese seem to understand better than the US that in capitalism you do not threaten your customers. While the US is threatening and sanctioning and forbidding economic relations, its adversaries overseas are busy reaping the benefits of America’s real isolationism.

If President Trump’s canceled meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un remains canceled, North and South Korea have shown that they will continue with their peacemaking efforts. As if Washington was no longer relevant.

I’ve often spoken of the unintended consequences of our aggressive foreign policy. For example, President Bush’s invasion of Iraq only helped Iran – our “enemy” – become more dominant in the Middle East. But it seems new consequences are emerging, and for the neocons they must be very unintended: for all of its bellicosity, threats, demands, sanctions, and even bombs, the rest of the world is increasingly simply ignoring the demands of Washington and getting on with its own business.

While I am slightly surprised at this development, as a libertarian and a non-interventionist I welcome the growing irrelevance of Washington’s interventionists. We have a far better philosophy and we must work hard to promote it so that it can finally be tried after neocon failure becomes obvious to everyone. This is our big opportunity!

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
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The Occupation: Reflections on a Recent Trip to Iran

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Excessive emotional focus on the brutality the Israeli Defense Forces in Palestine, while justified, nevertheless serves to mask the deeper forces driving the world to war: Jewish eschatology, anti-Gentilism, and the Israeli occupation of the Western mind. It is time to break the taboo.

I visited Iran last week for the Sixth International New Horizons Conference in the religious city of Mashad. The New Horizons conference is organised by an Iranian NGO and invites writers and intellectuals from all over the world to debate and discuss problems in international relations. This year’s conference focused on the recent US embassy move to Jerusalem.

I wrote a paper for the conference book entitled ‘The Noahide Laws: Bedrock for a Planetary State called Israel’ arguing that many Jewish rabbis and influential oligarchs wish to see Jerusalem as the capital of a world government which would have one set of laws for Jews and another for gentiles. I described how the legal mechanisms of Jewish-dominated global governance are already being implemented at UN level, unbeknownst to most of the world’s population. Globalisation is as much a matter of a certain religious fanaticism as it is of monopoly capitalism – a fact dialectical materialists cannot and will not ever comprehend.

This was my fourth trip to Iran, the third on an official basis. Mashad is home to the tomb of the Eight Shiia Imam. The city never sleeps with pilgrims arriving all the time from all over the world. I visited Mashad university with former US Psychological Operations Counterterrorism analyst Scott Bennett where I delivered a lecture on the history of European anti-Semitism.

I argued that European anti-Semitism was principally due to the cruel behaviour of Jewish financiers who repeatedly and relentlessly got princes and paupers into debt through the illicit practice of usury. One simply needs to read the extensive literature on the topic written by Jews such as Bernard Lazard, Heinrich Graetz, Werner Sombart, Cecil Roth or Gershom Sholem to understand why gentiles distrusted and despised Jews. Since Christ cleared the money-lenders from the temple, Roman Catholic teaching has proclaimed usury to be a mortal sin equivalent to murder.

Jews are encouraged by the Talmud to lend to the gentile at interest: it is the fundamental difference between the Jew and the Christian,  a fact understood by all Europe’s great philosophers from Augustine to Aquinas and from Nietzsche to Marx, but lacking among the craven clique of contemporary philosophasters.

In most cases, those who denounce anti-Semitism have never read any of the relevant literature.

Multipolar chaos or Christian world order

There were important disagreements at this conference. Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin contended that a multipolar world of traditional civilisations would resolve many of the problems of the current world disorder. But Catholic intellectual E. Micheal Jones, Tehran-based Islamologist Blake Archer Williams and this writer argued that the natural tendency of the world is towards unification.

To be sure, national democratic revolutions propelled by populism can open avenues of resistance to globalisation but only on an extremely limited scale. For example, Trump’s presidency has allowed debate on the origins of climate change to flourish. Now, thousands of important dissenting voices in the scientific community can finally be heard and the project for one-world government – the driving force behind climate pseudo-science is weakened.

Nonetheless, I believe we will have a global super-state in time whether we like it or not. Multipolarity has not brought global peace, nor did the multipolar order of 1913 prevent the first world war.

Only a return to traditional Roman Catholicism could offer the prospect of overcoming the challenges of multicultural Europe. For the basis of European civilisation is constituted, as Alain Soral has wisely noted, by the Greek logos and the Roman caritas which are united in Christianity. Today logos has been buried in liberal and atheistic irrationalism and pseudoscience, while we have lost all sense of the beauty and necessity of Christian compassion or charity.

The Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church was intended by God to be the guide of humanity, a link between heaven and earth guiding all men to their salvation. It was meant to be a one-world government under God. Since the Enlightenment ( a revolt against reason rather than for it) godless elites have striven for the creation of a universal republic, a Promethean dream of humanist supremacy, a universal Anti-Church- a world government under Satan.

Communism can deliver man from the tyranny of capital but it cannot deliver man from his fallen nature if it is not the communism of Acts 4 -32-35. In Stalin’s USSR and Enver Hoxha’s Socialist Albania, valiant efforts were made to encourage self-criticism and altruism but the revolutions were overthrown. At the conference, I met Olsi Yazeji , an Albanian political commentator. He told me that the successes of Hoxha’s socialist revolution were undermined by state atheism. According to Bill Bland, Hoxha never supported the introduction of state atheism. In fact, he supported Khomeini’s revolution in Iran. But Ever Hoxha was not a dictator; he had to conform to the ‘wisdom’ of the party. It was the ultra-leftist democratic will of the people to make atheism the state doctrine. Democracy becomes tyranny when the collective will is based on individual ignorance.

As Chesterton points out in his book ‘The Everlasting Man’, Marxists are deluded into thinking that man’s primary need is material; nay, man’s primary need is to understand why he is here.

 Archbishop Fulton Sheen said that communists in the USSR during Stalin’s time were far more like Christians than Americans; but they carried a cross without Christ, whereas Americans wanted Christ without the cross. Sheen’s strategy to defeat communism was ironically similar, mutatis mutandis, to Stalin’s attempt to spread it: build a revolutionary Christian society in one country and the world will follow.

Today, the ‘Left’ is comparable to the Roman soldiers at Golgotha: they leer at, mock and torment anyone who upholds the value of truth. They are smug middle-class conservatives with no theory for change; a pompous troupe of lily-livered social degenerates incapable of lifting anything of value, let alone a cross!

 In Iran, Shiia theologians see Islam as the path to Christ. It is on that basis alone that Muslims and Christians can form an alliance -albeit agonistic – against the Luciferian world disorder.

The very fact that New Horizons Conferences exist in Iran is an attestation of a multi-polar world but it is a world teetering on the edge of the abyss as the prospect of war looms. Roman Catholics do not want a multi-polar world; we want a divine world order which is the mystical body of Christ. Russian Orthodox Christianity is vital to that unification but only if Russia is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Mary, according to the vision of Fatima. In his last visit to the Vatican President Vladimir Putin is reported to have asked the Apostate Pope about the Third Secret of Fatima. If it is true, it shows that Putin’s Russia sees its historical and eschatological role in the framework of a Third Rome.

According to Father Kramer, the Apostate Francis refused to discuss Fatima with President Putin.

Völkerwanderung

Jewish and Israeli organisations have played a key role in promoting ‘multiculturalism’ in Europe. Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is acculturation. I say this as someone who began his writing career as a propagandist for multiculturalism. Polyglots love diversity. It is what attracts us to foreign languages. Multicultural Europe, however, is total homogenisation. But we should not fall into the trap of those godless alt-rightists who blame the victims of globalisation.

Many African migrants in Europe keep our churches open and they are far more moral than many of our indigenous citizens. Europeans and Africans will only achieve a higher civil synthesis through faith. The current war in the Holy See between Cardinal Sarah and the ‘Apostate’ Francis is symbolic.

Sarah, an African, appears to be one of the few cardinals currently defending the Roman Catholic Church against the perverted sycophants of the Bishop of Rome. Traditional Roman Catholics, whom petty bourgeois leftists slander as racists, are praying for Sarah to become pope. I am not saying we in Europe should be happy about becoming an ethnic minority, which if mass immigration continues, we will certainly become.

Only fools and self-hating petty bourgeois White leftists seek the annihilation of their own race. But we should look at our situation in world-historical terms. The Goths and Visigoths destroyed the Roman Empire, but they also helped build a far more important civilisation: Christendom.

A return to Christianity will bring about a return to natural law, reason and the scientific method based on proofs, not consensus.

The populist movements are a step in the right direction in so far as they challenge EU centralisation. But many of those movements are in alliance with the Jews against the Muslims. There must be an alliance of Muslims and Christians against the Zionists. The alliance must be Leninist in form. That is to say, the Christians must seek to convert Muslim immigrants. There cannot be several truths. Either Christ is the Messiah or he is not. For Roman Catholics, Islam is a Christian heresy; it is what all the Church fathers taught. The Muslims, on the other hand, also have the duty to convert the Christians. They have every right to do so.

Our alliance will not be easy. But we should see Muslims and Christians as committed to two versions of Christianity. We need to work on our common ground. Muslims, through their espousal of family values; of the religious way of life; of a belief in charity and generosity, are our brothers and sisters. This agonistic alliance is already happening in Paris, the ‘capital of subversion’, where traditional Roman Catholic priests are going into working-class Muslims communities to preach the gospel and are being warmly received there.

Is Trump Iran’s ally?

Those who voted for Donald Trump have far more in common with the values of the people who revere Imam Khomeini. In many respects, both political revolutions represent a rejection of the bourgeois liberal catechism of human rights and the specious dogmas of modernity. Trumpism and Khomeinism both represent a resurgence of the reality principle in a world of postmodern chaos.

To be sure, Trump is doing the bidding of the ultra-Zionist Jews Sheldon Adelson and Paul Singer who have partly funded him. But the liberal wing of international Jewry is far more powerful. French Jew and self-professed Satanist Bernard-Henri Lévi recently compared Trump to Emperor Diocletian, who some Rabbis claimed took revenge on the Jews while in power after being bullied by them in his youth.

Bernard-Henri Lévy is under no doubt about who runs the USA.

‘There is a law that governs the relations between the Jews and the rest of the world. That law was articulated in one form at the time of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, when the great Jewish thinker Gershom Scholem faulted Hannah Arendt for falling short of “ahavat Israel” — for showing insufficient “love of the Jewish people.This love is precisely what is required of an American president in dealings affecting Israel.’

Love for Israel and the Jews is the sacred law which must govern the ‘rest of the world’. But Bernard-Henri Lévy does not believe Trump really loves the Jews. For Lévy the election of Trump is strengthening:

the most shortsighted and therefore suicidal fringe of Israeli politics. It may send the wrong signal to those who would be only too happy to see the United States set the example of making unilateral, unnegotiated decisions, thereby opening the way to other shows of force. In the United States, it may generate an overly enthusiastic embrace by pro-Israel Jews of a volatile president (one likely, depending on the needs of his deals, to change his mind), one who is so deeply unpopular with so many Americans that his embrace of Israel, however fleeting, could endanger the bipartisan consensus that has been so beneficial to Israel over the decades

A nation which dominates another cannot be free because it constantly lives in fear of revolt. Now the entire liberal intelligentsia in Europe can see that Israel is the real reason for Trump’s hostility to Iran; that Zionism commits mass murder with impunity; that ultra-Zionist populism endangers Jewish power in the world. Given Trump’s bad cop image, it is more difficult for the liberal press to justify his measures  – to the benefit of Israel’s enemies.

The fact that so many European and American intellectuals at the Iran conference preferred Trump to Clinton proves that Bernard-Henri Lévi’s anxieties are well-founded. Internationalist liberal values are the fons et origo of Jewish power in the world. The gentile rebellion against those fake values, while ensconced in ultra-Zionist discourse, nevertheless represents the possibility of a deeper apostasy from political Judaism. No matter how much largesse Trump bestows upon the Jews, they will not be at peace until Rome falls and Judea triumphs. We are not suggesting Trump is somehow ‘ on our side’ or that he represents a major rupture in US imperialism. We are simply pointing out that the Zionists want to replace the United States as the ruling state in the world, a fact alluded to repeatedly by Sheikh Imran Hosein. To that end, the last vestiges of Christendom must fall. Jewish intellectuals have a considerable advantage over many of their gentile critics: they are well-read in the history of Western civilisation. In his book ‘l’Esprit du Judaisme’ Bernard-Henri Lévy argues that the Jewish spirit is the eternal enemy of ‘Rome’.  Rome is the world empire that became Christian. Lévy wants to see a Jewish world empire. He does not disguise that fact, nor should we.

During the conference in Mashad, we had the opportunity to see a video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging the US Congress to bombard Iran through strategically-placed satellite dishes with the Jewish-owned entertainment industry, in order to corrupt the values of the nation’s youth. The Jews boast about the fact that they use the entertainment industry to dominate the gentiles. Are gentiles afraid to speak of such things? A majority that fears a minority deserves to be enslaved.

As I write, historian Hervé Ryssen is being arraigned before a French court for having simply described what Jews say about themselves. He is guilty of “malicious intent” and has broken the law which says you must love the Jews more than God. When fools rail at us for anti-Semitism we must denounce them for anti-Gentilism! For that is what political Judaism is: one vast conspiracy against gentiles and Christianity in particular.

 

Jewish gatekeepers

 

I have noted before that Jewish, left-liberal Palestinophiles often have a note-worthy tendency to deflect attention from the obvious elephant in the room when we talk about the occupied territories: the role of the Jewish Lobbies in the West; Jewish-controlled media both mainstream and ‘alternative’; Jewish finance and supremacist Talmudic ideology.

 Jewish gate-keepers in the pro-Palestinian movement will try to make you believe the Jewish Lobby does not exist. They are always viscerally opposed to ‘conspiracy theory’; they have a good reason! You will learn nothing from them about Israeli false flag operations; Israel’s role in 911 and subsequent false flag terrorist attacks. But there is one conspiracy theory they like to propagate: those who wish to discuss these problems are Nazis and have been put into the pro-Palestinian movement by Israel to discredit it!

They never produce any evidence to back up their claims. I just hope all those Mossad payments to my Paypal are not discovered! The Jewish gatekeeper’s role in conferences is to interrupt and bully, Goebbels-like, those who do have the courage to broaden the parameters of the debate on the Jewish Question. For them, there is no Jewish Question; there is only the Palestinian Question. But it was two millennia of Jewish hatred and opposition to Christian civilisation which turned Palestinians into refugees. There was never a Palestinian Question before 1948. The President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is well read in that history and is not afraid to say it.

But you won’t hear about it from the Jewish ‘pro-Palestinian’ gatekeeper. As the Israelis say ‘ By deception we wage war’.

To those who would call Catholic Judeologist Mark Glenn and me, ‘Nazis’, it is imperative to quote from Father Fahy’s 1935 book ‘The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganisation of Society’ for the correct Christian view on the heinous ideology called national socialism:

‘ The Jews, as a nation, refuse to accept the Divine Plan for order. They, as well as the National-Socialists, want to impose on God their plans for the glory of their race and nation. They deify their own nation. Hence both the Jewish Nation and the National-Socialist movement reject our true divinization, through our lord Jesus Christ.The ideals and aims of both these sections of the naturalistic army are opposed to the Catholic idea and infinitely inferior to it. And both these forces are being used by Satan to bring disaster on the world. There is laughter in hell when human beings succumb once more to the temptation to the temptation of the Garden of Eden and put themselves in place of God, whether the new divinity be the Jewish race or the German race’.

 It is the Zionists who are the Nazis, not traditional Roman Catholics!

Deicide is the supreme crime

The Palestinian uprising against the Jewish State’s attempt to make Jerusalem the capital of a Satanic world order must be accompanied by a worldwide awakening to and rejection of political Judaism’s methods of mass manipulation: Hollywood and the entertainment industry; the mass media, and bourgeois liberal consensus politics.

There is no long-term political solution to the occupation of Palestine; it is a manifestation of a global psychological occupation which inverts reality, making us perceive our servitude as freedom. French theologian Monsignor Delasus in his 18th-century book ‘ La Conjuration anti-Chretienne’ warned that if men left the Catholic Church they would be ruled by the Jews. The dispossession and genocide of the Palestinians is an intimation of humanity’s fate extra ecclesiam. 
 That Judaism has entered and corrupted the Catholic Church since the heresies of the Vatican II council, there can be no doubt.The Jews boasted about their conquest!

Until the publication of the heretical encyclical Nostra Aetate in 1965, traditional Catholic teaching on the Jews was that they were destined to wander the world until they accepted Christ as their saviour. Nostra Aetate is not based on Catholic doctrine: it provides no Biblical evidence to support its outrageous claims.

Catholic doctrine is crystal clear that the supreme crime of history is deicide: the crucifixion of Christ; and the Jews were responsible for that crime. It is our duty as Roman Catholics to politely remind our Jewish friends that this and only this can count as history’s greatest murder. Jews must never be harmed; they must be protected, loved and we must pray for their conversion so that their souls may be saved. There is no ‘Judeo-Christianity’;  Christianity and Judaism are the opposite of each other. For Christians, the crucifixion is the only historical fact which is both an object of worship and study. The sufferings of the Jewish people are a matter of history and are thus subject to the rigour of study and critical analysis; they cannot and should not ever be the object of worship.

Since the 1960s, these key doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church have been abandoned. Traditional Roman Catholics cannot support and collaborate with Zionism as the Jews have no right to Palestine.  To be sure, the Vatican is, and has been for some time, occupied by a homosexual, free-masonic cult of Satanists but the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church, as the mystical body of Christ, the only institution in the world founded by God, is divine, eternal and indestructible; and it is the salvation for all mankind. The Church was a corrupt failure before it was even founded; Peter betrays Christ three times! That is why it is the truth of humanity. The corruption of the clergy has always been surpassed by the truth of the doctrine.

Persia and Rome versus Judea!

 Only a Catholic revolution will save Europe from ‘the occupation’. The social cohesion promoted by Iran’s Islamic Revolution; its particular form of theocratic democracy or religious politics; its humility and quest for knowledge, has made it the centre of a global movement against Zionism and political Judaism. Europeans have much to learn from Persia for it will take a far more radical and fundamental revolution in Europe to liberate us from ‘the occupation’.

This is the deeper significance of Iran’s Islamic Revolution and why it leads the struggle for the liberation of the Middle East and the world: Iran rejects the bourgeois liberal order and its fake religion of human rights, democracy and freedom  – all of which mean the opposite.

That is why international Jewry will do everything in its power to destroy the Islamic Republic of Iran and its people. We say international Jewry as we are not simply talking about Zionists such as Netanyahu here; we are talking about ‘internationalists’ George Soros and other banksters, most of whom are Jewish and see their Judaism as fundamental to their worldview.

Iran understands that this is a religious war waged by the Great Satan against those who love and fear God. Soros, though an ostensible enemy of Israel, does far more to push Jewish power in the world, than Benjamin Netanyahu. While the latter props up terrorists in Syria, the Soros-funded Human Rights Watch blames their crimes on their victims while playing the same role as the Jewish gatekeeper: keep critics of Israel focused on Gaza and away from the question of Jewish power.

The Jews say that anti-Zionism is tantamount to anti-Semitism. They are correct. For to be anti-Semitic is to be opposed to a system called Semitism, which we translate as Jewish supremacy. That does not make us opposed to all semites, whether Arabs or Jews. We should also point out that Iran, a predominantly Indo-European nation, counts many Jews and Arabs among its Semitic religious minorities. In fact, Iran’s Jewish community is the largest in the Middle East outside Israel and it supports the Islamic Republic. Last year I interviewed a well-known Jewish deputy in the Iranian parliament, which you will see in my forthcoming documentary on Iran.

Who is afraid of being called anti-Semitic? What a noble thing it is to be against Semitism, against Jewish racist supremacy! It is a compliment to be called anti-Semitic!

Polite liberal claptrap about human rights and international law will do nothing to end ‘the occupation’. The problem lies at the very core of Western civilisation which is on its deathbed. Palestine is crawling with NGOs and well-meaning ‘activists’ who bravely stand before tanks and gunfire, organise conferences and events but who have no knowledge of the Jews and their history. Those people are motivated more by emotion than reason. Take the pathetic example of French Trotskyite Olivier Besancenot, crying on television when he was called an ‘anti-Semite.’

Abby Martin is another case in point. She rants and raves about the “fascist” Israeli regime; yet when asked why the United States supports it, pathetically responds, “ I don’t know”. How can she not know! It seems the whole point of her vituperative tirade against Israel is to preclude open, honest, calm factual analysis of the problem. The Israeli Defense Forces are a minute symptom of the far more complex, global phenomenon discussed here.

What we need is a virile response to the Jewish occupation of our formerly Christian minds, of our schools, media, courts and universities. We need to learn the history of Jewish anti-Gentilism. As Roman Catholics, we must love and respect all individual Jews. We cannot succumb to hatred of any other human beings.

In Bull ‘Sicut Judaeis’ Pope Alexander III (1159-1181) writes:

[The Jews] ought to suffer no prejudice. We, out of the meekness of Christian piety, and in keeping in the footprints of Our predecessors of happy memory, the Roman Pontiffs Calixtus, Eugene, Alexander, Clement, admit their petition, and We grant them the buckler of Our protection.
For We make the law that no Christian compel them, unwilling or refusing, by violence to come to baptism. But, if any one of them should spontaneously, and for the sake of the faith, fly to the Christians, once his choice has become evident, let him be made a Christian without any calumny. Indeed, he is not considered to possess the true faith of Christianity who is not recognized to have come to Christian baptism, not spontaneously, but unwillingly.
Too, no Christian ought to presume…to injure their persons, or with violence to take their property, or to change the good customs which they have had until now in whatever region they inhabit.
Besides, in the celebration of their own festivities, no one ought disturb them in any way, with clubs or stones, nor ought any one try to require from them or to extort from them services they do not owe, except for those they have been accustomed from times past to perform.
We decree… that no one ought to dare mutilate or diminish a Jewish cemetery, nor, in order to get money, to exhume bodies once they have been buried.
If anyone, however, shall attempt, the tenor of this decree once known, to go against it…let him be punished by the vengeance of excommunication, unless he correct his presumption by making equivalent satisfaction

 The key to resolving the occupation of the Middle East is for Europeans to adopt a Christian attitude towards the Jews. There is no other solution to the problem. Secularists cannot and will not ever solve the problem of the Jewish occupation of Palestine because they do not understand Jewish eschatology; they naively believe the problem is secular Jewish nationalism and far-right American Christian evangelism. The problem is far more complex.

According to French oligarch Jacques Attali, the project of moving the Israeli capital to Jerusalem is part of the attempt to make the city the capital of a future world government in preparation for the return of the Jewish Messiah. Attali also believes non Jews are subhuman; it’s a common Talmudic belief. Christians should not lose sight of the fact that Jerusalem is our sacred city too.

The New World Order is the future triumph of evil on this earth. It is the dream of those who say they are Jews and are not but are the Synagogue of Satan’. (Revelation 3.9).

The Western mind is an Israeli-occupied territory. We are are living under Jewish occupation. But in these dark, end times, a new horizon has opened in Persia where imams are calling for the return of Christ and an end to the global, Satanic propaganda machine, an end once and for all to the occupation.


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Israel in panic over losing their ‘dear’ ISIS and Al-Nusra terrorists in Syria – Assad

Israel in panic over losing their ‘dear’ ISIS & Al-Nusra terrorists in Syria – Assad
Striking targets in Syria and threatening to assassinate the leader on the pretext of fighting Iranian influence is a sign that Israel is in “panic” after losing its “dear” terrorist assets, President Bashar Assad told RT.

Over the last couple of months, Israel has intensified its bombing of military infrastructure in Syria, arguing that the Iranian presence in the Arab Republic jeopardizes its own national security. However, Israel’s justification for its air strikes based on alleged Iranian assets is a “lie,” Assad told RT’s Murad Gazdiev in an exclusive interview.

“We don’t have Iranian troops,” Assad said. “We always said that we have Iranian officers, but they work with our army, we don’t have [Iranian] troops.”

Some Israeli politicians have threatened to “liquidate” Assad and topple his government if Iran continues to operate in Syria and transfer weapons to the Lebanese Hezbollah. The Syrian president, however, has made it clear that he is not afraid of the threat.

“The Israelis have been assassinating, killing, occupying for decades now, for around seven decades, in this region, but usually they do all this without threatening. Now, why do they threaten in this way? This is panic, this is a kind of hysterical feeling because they are losing the ‘dear ones,’ the dear ones Al-Nusra and ISIS, that’s why Israel is panicking recently, and we understand their feeling,” Assad said.

Rejecting claims that Syria’s air defenses are practically useless against Israeli jets, the 52-year-old Syrian leader said the old Soviet weapons were capable of repelling numerous IAF strikes and the US-led bombardment in April, when the US, Britain, and France fired over 100 cruise missiles at Syria.

“Our air defense is much stronger than before, thanks to the Russian support and the recent attacks by the Israelis and by the Americans and British and French proved that we are in a better situation” than at the start of the civil war seven years ago, he said.
To protect the sovereignty of Syria, Assad vowed to “improve our air defense, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that.”

READ MORE: Israeli military on’ high alert’, reservists and bomb shelters primed over Iran activity in Syria

Assad also said that crippling Syria’s air defenses was one of the original tactics used by the “mercenaries” at the beginning of the conflict, and that it was never designed to aid the “peaceful demonstrators,” but would certainly help in case of a foreign military intervention to depose the government.

“So, they attacked those bases, and they destroyed a big part of our air defenses,” he said, arguing that Israel continues to take advantage of that to this day. “This is the other proof that Israel was in direct link with those terrorists in Syria.”

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U.S. walks-out of UN Disarmament Forum – because Syria was allowed to speak

Today, we were told that the US ambassador to the UN in Geneva led a protest over Syria’s role at head of the Conference on Disarmament, calling the event a “travesty.”

Apparently, US officials left the room when Syrian representative took the floor.

“Syria’s presence here is a travesty. This regime has committed countless crimes against its own people through the use of chemical weapons, and it is just unacceptable for them to be leading this body,” said US ambassador Robert Wood.

Wood also threatened more actions led by the US designed to undermine and damage the UN conference, saying that he also said that he “will be taking other actions that you will see over the course of Syria’s presidency, so please stay tuned”.

Of course, this pattern of behaviour is nothing new – where US officials rail in anger anytime Syrian officials are allowed to speak in an international forum. It is now a normal occurrence for US ambassador to the UN, Niki Haley to get up and leave a room whenever either Syria or Palestinian envoys address a UN forum, as Washington does not recognise Syria’s government or its overwhelming mandate as “legitimate”, although for some reason US officials still generally recognise the receding conclave of jihadist militants in Syria as legitimate “opposition forces.”

What Washington officials fail to acknowledge however, is their own sordid role in a massive illegal weapons trafficking operation into Syria starting from 2012, and escalating through 2014 – 2017, culminating in 350 diplomatic charter flights transporting US-procured weapons destined for conflict areas like Syria, with much of the cargo heading for known terrorist enclaves in Syria, where weapons fell onto the hands of al-Nusra Front (al Qaeda in Syria) and ISIS. Additionally, other arms made their way to other conflict zones including Central Asia and Africa.

Haaretz (via Reuters) reports…

The United States staged a walkout in protest at Syria’s presidency of the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva on Tuesday.

The delegation stood from their seats as the Syrian ambassador to the U.N., Hussam Edin Aala opened the latest round of the conference.

Wood said Syria’s presidency of a body committed to non-proliferation was a travesty, given that “the regime was responsible for killing countless of its own civilians, many of whom have been impacted by chemical weapons attacks.”

Washington did not plan a boycott of the four-week presidency but wanted to hold Syria to account for its use of chemical weapons, he said.

READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files


Syria civilians protest against US-backed Kurdish forces

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Syrian civilians held demonstrations across the city of Raqqa yesterday calling on US-backed Kurdish militias to leave the area, according to Syria Call news agency.

Protests took part in the main Al-Sakia Street as well as in several of the city’s neighbourhoods, including Al-Mashbal. Demonstrators shouted slogans against the Kurdish authorities and expressed opposition to the federalist system they seek to implement in the northern territories under their control.

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People’s Protection Unit (YPG) militias sent security reinforcements to suppress the demonstrations and reportedly fired on the crowded protesters, resulting in several injuries.

The protests come a week after the YPG imposed forced conscription on residents of the city, mandating that men between the ages of 18 and 30 join militias for at least nine months, dubbing the policy “compulsory conscription in the duty of self-defence”.

The YPG, an offshoot of the designated terror organisation the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has started to face increasing resistance to its policies from Syrians, including the formation of a new battalion called the Al-Raqqa Brigade.

READ: 23 civilians killed in Syria in suspected US coalition air strikes

Earlier this week, Kurdish militias stormed a bastion of the group in an operation that left three opposition fighters dead. Despite the attack, Al-Raqqa Brigade called on civilians to show their resistance to the YPG in yesterday’s demonstrations.

US-backed Kurdish forces, known collectively as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have secured swathes of land in the north of Syria causing heightened tensions with neighbouring Turkey.

Since January, Turkey has undertaken an air and ground offensive in Syria as part of “Operation Olive Branch” against the YPG in Afrin. The move prompted the Kurdish militia to call on the Syrian regime of President Bashar Al-Assad to aid them in the fight against Turkish soldiers.

Cooperation between the YPG and the Syrian regime is ongoing, with a member of the Central Committee of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria revealing last week that the YPG had handed over more than 90 Kurdish detainees to the security branch of the Assad government, after withdrawing from the city of Afrin in the north-west of Aleppo.

The YPG has also received increased backing from Europe; French forces have established six artillery batteries in the north of the country and along the Syria-Iraq border since their arrival last month.

Insufferably Obnoxious Hebress Roseanne Barr blames her Ambien drug addiction for racist comments towards blacks and Arabs

ed note–keep in mind that no such explanations sufficed when an intoxicated Mel Gibson made his (truthful) statement years ago that Jews were responsible for all the wars in the world.

Keep in mind as well that the only reason that ABC has decided to ‘dis-Barr’ itself from this vile piece of racist Judaic human waste is because

1. For reasons yet unknown, she has been outwardly supportive of Trump,

and

2. In this, the age of post ‘Hurricane Harvey’, the fallout that would occur if they were to do otherwise.

Keep in mind that Barr–being after all a ‘good Jew’, knows full well what her Judaic religion/culture/tradition teach concerning blacks being apes, a fact recently made better known by the rather incautious comments of an Israeli rabbi.

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Roseanne Barr is blaming Ambien for her racist tweets and telling her fans, “I’m not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke.”

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She said on Tuesday that she was leaving Twitter, but she just can’t seem to log off.

After ABC canceled her hit show “Roseanne” over her foul Twitter behavior, she went on another tweetstorm early Wednesday, retweeting fans who portrayed her as the victim of a liberal media double standard.

She zig-zagged between apologizing for her remarks and retweeting memes that made her apology sound insincere. All told, she posted more than 100 times.

Among her retweets: Photos of former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett side by side with an ape.

It was Barr’s earlier tweet about Jarrett that caused outrage and ultimately led to the show’s cancellation. In a response to a comment about Jarrett, Barr had said: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

Barr still claims she was just joking when she compared Jarrett to “Planet of the Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

In a reply to one of her fans, she said “I honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian-ignorant of me for sure, but…i did.”

She also said she had been on Ambien, a medication used to treat insomnia, at the time.

She tweeted, “guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting — it was memorial day too — i went 2 far & do not want it defended — it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please.”

She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, “Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I’ve done weird stuff while on ambien — cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc.”

Oddly, she later deleted all of her references to the medication. Nevertheless, Ambien became the #1 trending topic on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Barr’s explanation was deemed laughable.

“I have only taken Ambien once … but I don’t remember one of the side-effects being racism,” CNN’s John Berman tweeted.

In one of her other deleted tweets, Barr said “I’m sorry 4 my tweet, AND I will also defend myself as well as talk to my followers. so, go away if u don’t like it. I will handle my sadness the way I want to. I’m tired of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse.”

Some of her replies to fans clearly expressed how she feels. At one point she said she believes she was fired because of fears over a potential boycott of the show’s advertisers. She also lashed out at co-stars Michael Fishman and Sara Gilbert.

“You throw me under the bus. nice!” she said in a tweet directed at Fishman.

Her Twitter account had a manic feel throughout the morning. Through her selection of retweets, Barr implied that she was fired over her support for President Trump. One of the posts she shared said, inexplicably, “they brought the show back so they could inevitably cancel the show when she said something they didn’t like.”

But then she deleted her retweet of that post.

Another retweet, still up as of 7 a.m. ET, quoted Herman Cain on Fox saying “I believe they were looking for a reason to cancel #Roseanne and here’s why. Even though the show was a ratings success, forces within ABC didn’t like the fact that her conservative defense of certain things was so popular.”

Barr also continued to tweet about George Soros, a liberal donor who has been painted as the villain in many right-wing conspiracy theories.

One message she re-tweeted on Wednesday falsely accused the Hungary-born Jewish billionaire of collaborating with the Nazis.

Barr also said her firing “worked out” because she “would leave when they started to try to censor me.”

After a head-spinning 24 hours, there are several outstanding questions:

— What will ABC schedule Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall in place of “Roseanne?”

— Is there any possibility of a “Roseanne” sitcom without Barr? A way to keep the cast and crew together in some way?

— Will there be any measurable backlash from her fans?

— Will President Trump comment at all?

— What will Barr do next?

Tom Werner, her longtime producing partner, told Deadline.com that he supported ABC’s decision.

He said he hoped “Roseanne seeks the help she so clearly needs.”

MINISTER FARRAKHAN

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Mr. Trump is destroying every enemy that was an enemy of our rise. Who is the enemy of our rise? Is it the Department of Justice where we get none? Is it Congress where you make a law that favors us and then you turn around and destroy it? https://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Minister_Louis_Farrakhan_9/article_105066.shtml 

Additionally, Farrakhan called for an end to white men, saying that their “nature is not in harmony with the nature of God.”

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Why should there be an end to him (White man)? Because his nature is not in harmony with the nature of God.

And as The Daily Caller’s Virgina Kruta notes, Farrakhan went on to claim that white men had squandered the time God gave them to rule, alleging that they had chosen not to rule with righteousness, truth, justice, or fairness.

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White man was only given 6,000 years (6 days) to rule. You cannot deny he has ruled but on what principle did he rule? Righteousness? Truth? Justice? Fairness? I don’t think so.

So far, there has been barely a ripple from the media over this shocking statement.  I only came across it through a tweet from a parody artist who claims to be a Republican representative under the name Steven Smith of Georgia.

Farrakhan promises more to come on his opinion of President Trump.  It is far too soon to conclude that he is coming around to support the POTUS, but that is certainly a possibility.  And his statement so far is enough to help a significant number of black voters to start questioning the taboo enforced by any black organizations against support for any Republicans. Will Farrakhan continue what Kanye started?

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  • Jewish leaders demand Farrakhan denounce “Secret Relationship”

  • bookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWlQykpa0qA(FinalCall.com) – The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan revealed details of a meeting with Jewish leaders who demanded that he denounce the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”. For the complete video of the July 11, 2010 speech, go: http://store.finalcall.com/. For information about the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” go: http://www.BlacksAndJews.com
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Why Trump made the embassy move now

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The US mission was, legally speaking, already relocated to occupied Jerusalem many years ago with the passing of ‘The Jerusalem Embassy Act’ of 1995

By Ramzy Baroud, Special to Gulf News
Published: 16:53 May 29, 2018

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The US government has decisively and blatantly moved to the wrong side of history. As its officials attended parties, galas and celebrations of their new embassy in occupied Jerusalem, Palestinians dug 60 more graves.

Sixty Palestinians were killed in Gaza on May 14 for the simple act of protesting and demanding their right of return to Palestinian land, as guaranteed by international law. That came after 50 others had been killed since March 30, the start of the “Great March of Return”. More than 10,000 have also been wounded and maimed during this time.

Two important truths have to be restated in order to understand the context of the US government’s decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

First is the precarious relationship between the US government and international law. Historically, the US has used international law to achieve its own political ends, and relegated international and human rights laws when they were seen as obstacles to US political and military ambitions.

For decades, the US has used its ‘veto’ power to block scores of resolutions condemning Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian land or calling for practical mechanisms to bring an end to Palestinian suffering and subjugation.

While the strategy works well at the UN Security Council, it has faced considerable limitations at the General Assembly, which is, by far, a more democratic and internationally representative body than the Security Council. Various US ambassadors — notable among them, Madeline Albright and Nikki Haley — have unleashed wars of verbal abuse, threats and outright bullying against countries that have refused to toe the US line.

Haley, in particular, although the least politically-experienced of all US ambassadors, has been the most outspoken. Her attacks on Palestinians and their supporters — as in the majority of the international community — are a norm in media coverage of UN proceedings.

While it is true that the US move to relocate its embassy is a ‘violation of international law’, it is of little essence to the US foreign policy which is essentially predicated on challenging or violating global principles of peace and conflict resolution.

The second important context is this: according to US law, the US embassy was, legally speaking, already relocated to occupied Jerusalem many years ago. ‘The Jerusalem Embassy Act’ of 1995 was made effective on November 8 of that year, thus becoming public law and bypassing the consent of the President. It passed with a majority vote in the Senate (95-5) and the House (374-37).

“According to US law, the US embassy was, legally speaking, already relocated to occupied Jerusalem many years ago. ‘The Jerusalem Embassy Act’ of 1995 was made effective on November 8 of that year.””

-Ramzy Baroud

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Using a loophole in that same law, past administrations have signed a waiver once every six months to delay the inevitable move, which was intended to take place by May 31, 1999. Although US President Donald Trump had signed the waiver once, in June 2017, a few months later, in December, he decided to take US support of Israel a step further by recognising occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.On May 14, 2018, that became a reality.

Why now?

While it is important to remember that Trump’s decision, however daring, is consistent with the US anti-UN, anti-Palestinian and pro-Israel attitude, a question must be asked: Why now?

The answer can be approached in three different ways: First, Trump is a particularly opportunistic politician; second, the nature of his political base (right wing conservative Christian-Evangelicals) and, finally, the mounting political pressure which his faltering administration is experiencing on a daily basis.

Regarding Trump himself, in March 2016 he was the Republican presidential candidate and delivered his famous speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. In his speech he made many promises to Israel. In response, the large crowd could rarely contain its excitement.

Of the many claims and dangerous promises Trump made, a particular passage stood out, for it offered early clues to what the future administration’s policy on Israel and Palestine would look like. The signs were not very promising:

“When the United States stands with Israel, the chances of peace really rise and rise exponentially. That’s what will happen when Donald Trump is president of the United States,” he declared.

The truth is that Trump’s love affair with Israel is actually relatively recent. He had made several pronouncements in the past that, in fact, irritated Israel and its influential backers in the US. But when his chances of becoming the Republican nominee grew, so did his willingness to say whatever it takes to win Israel’s and its friends’ approval.

Pandering to key constituency

Another notable point is that Trump is desperate to maintain the support of the very constituency that brought him to the White House in the first place. The right wing, white, conservative, Christian-Evangelical constituency remains the foundation of his troubled presidency. This constituency, a major bloc in the US political system, voted for Trump in large numbers. Eighty-one per cent of white Evangelicals reportedly voted for him. Although these voters claim to be ‘value voters’, their take on morality is often inconsistent and at times, quite bizarre. Their ‘love’ for Israel, for example, is quite provisional as they believe in prophecies pertaining to the ‘second coming of Jesus Christ’ as a prelude to the ‘Rapture’: it is then that the faithful will be sent to heaven, and all the rest, including the Jews, will perish in a hellish eternity. However, for the prophecy to be fulfilled, they believe that Jews would have to be in complete control over the land of Palestine.

As moronic and dark as such ideas may seem to the rest of the world, They have created a temporary alliance between Israel’s right wing government, the Evangelicals (of whom Vice-President Mike Pence is an important member) and Donald Trump.

This leads to the final point: The massive political pressure suffered by Trump’s vulnerable administration.

The US is currently experiencing unprecedented political instability and polarisation. Talk of impeaching the president is gaining momentum, while his officials are often paraded before the Department of Justice investigators over various accusations, including collusion with foreign powers. Trump, himself, is being accused of various demeaning charges of indecency and corruption.

Under these circumstances, there is no decision or issue that Trump can approach without finding himself in a political storm except that of accommodating Israel to the fullest extent. Indeed, being pro-Israel has historically united the two main parties of the US, the Congress, the media and many Americans, leading among them, Trump’s political base.

However, Trump’s decision will neither cancel nor reverse international law. It simply means that the US has decided to drop the act, and walk wholly into the Israeli camp, further isolating itself from the rest of the world and once more openly defying international law.

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His forthcoming book is ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’ (Pluto Press, London). Baroud has a PhD in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter and is a Non-Resident Scholar at Orfalea Centre for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara. His website is http://www.ramzybaroud.net.


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Palestinians – 70 Years of Suffering

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To date, 62 Palestinians have been shot dead in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army and over 5,500 wounded by gunfire. Their crime: protesting the loss of their ancestral homes in the West Bank.

Here was an example of Gandhi-style passive resistance that failed. Israeli sniper teams just fired at will at the protesters, some of who were throwing rocks or firing sling shots. High concentration tear gas was dumped by drones on the demonstrators. Israel claimed it was killing ‘terrorists.’

The United States, Israel’s patron and financier, reveled in the move of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move seen by Bible Belt religious fundamentalists as a key step to the return of the Christian Messiah and Armageddon. The rest of us, Jews included, are fated to be burned alive. The American Republicans, who have become a far-right theocratic party, cheered this good news. The Trump administration, by now an extension of Israel’s hard right Likud Party, was cock-a-hoop.

There was no joy in Gaza. This miserable, squalid human garbage dump is a giant open-air prison packed with 2 million Palestinian refugees driven from the newly created state of Israel in 1948. Israel and its close ally Egypt keep Gaza bottled up on its land and sea borders. Palestinians are only allowed to fish along the shore. Coastal gas and oil reserves have been expropriated by Israel and Egypt.

Gaza’s two million people subsist on the edge of starvation. Israel openly boasts that it allows just enough food into the enclave to prevent outright starvation. Chemicals to treat water are banned. Electricity runs only a few hours daily because the power plant was bombed by Israel’s US-supplied air force. Hospitals have almost no medicines. In short, wartime conditions in the open-air prison. Even the wretched animals in Gaza zoo are starving.

The intensive punishment of Gaza, a crime under international law, began after its people voted in a free election for the Hamas movement over the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) which is more or less run by Israel and the United States. Israel helped found Hamas in 1987, but then sought, with the US, to destroy the organization, branding it ‘terrorist.’

Israel has extensively used US-supplied arms and money to fight Hamas in Gaza, a clear violation of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 that bars the use of American weapons against civilian populations.

The question remains, where did all the Palestinians come from? Israel long claimed there were no such people, or a made-up nationality. This was a pretty rich claim coming from Israelis, many of whom hailed from Russia, Poland and Eastern Europe and who had assumed biblical identities and asserted a direct link to the Hebrews who had lived two thousand years earlier in the Levant.

When Israel was created by the US and UN (with Soviet support) in 1948, from 750,000 to one million native Palestinians were driven from their ancestral home at gunpoint or panicked to flight by massacres and ethnic cleansing. Their villages were bulldozed.

When Israel conquered and annexed the West Bank and the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967, another 500,000 Palestinians were made refugees. Some 50,000-250,000 Syrians were driven by Israel from the strategic Golan Heights. Bedouins were driven from Israel’s Negev Desert.

By our era, the number of homeless Palestinians has grown to 5 million refugees helped by the UN and at least another million scattered about the Mideast. The actual number could reach as high as 8-9 million thanks to the Palestinian’s high birth rate and strong family values.

Half of Jordan’s people are Palestinian refugees. Kuwait had 400,000 Palestinians until they were expelled in 1990-1991 after their leader, Yasser Arafat, foolishly backed claims by Saddam Hussein that he was occupying Kuwait in order to trade it for a Palestinian state. This was the biggest Palestinian expulsion since 1948. Egypt’s brutal dictator, Gen. al-Sisi, is now the biggest persecutor of Palestinians after Israel, keeping them locked away in the Gaza prison.

The Arab states have done very little for the Palestinians save slogans and hot air. The Saudis are now in cahoots with Israel to repress the Palestinians lest they spread modern secular ideas in the medieval Mideast. Interestingly, some of the most extreme Palestinians, like George Habash, were Arab Christians. Palestinians remain some of the best educated and most commercial of the Mideast’s peoples. For a long while they ran most of the Gulf Emirates until replaced by Indians.

‘Sand in the eye of the Mideast’ is what I called this oppressed people without a home. Their plight could be greatly eased by the creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank. But this would interfere with plans for Israel’s right-wing government for planned expansion. So, the future for Palestinians is bleak.

 

(Republished from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)

Peace in the Middle East: Denuclearizing Israel, Restoring Palestine, and More

May 18, 2018

Everybody has this wrong – Trump is not bluffing and he is not Netanyahu’s puppet. What has really happened here is that Xi, Trump, and Putin agreed over a year ago to take down the Deep State. The denuclearization of Korea, combined with the destruction of old banking order, will be followed by the denuclearization of Israel and the restoration of Palestine. We are at the beginning of a 1,000 year period of peace and prosperity for all.

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“You Break It, You Own It” Time for US to End Support for Zionist Israel & Arab Dictators

Two people I admire very much – Andrey Kortunov from Russia[1] and Alastair Cooke from England[2] – have expressed deep concerns over the apparent trends emanating from a mix of the US Establishment (very anti-Russian) and Trump himself (appearing to be playing Russian roulette in the Middle East). I humbly submit that they – and most others including of course the mendaciously mediocre mainstream media – have it wrong.

For brevity’s sake, the honorific titles of the three great men – General Secretary Xi Jinping, President Vladimir Putin, and President Donald Trump – are omitted in the text. No disrespect is intended – on the contrary, these are the three greatest leaders ever.

Denuclearization is the New Normal

I was briefed in Japan on 18 February by Princess Kaoru Nakamaru, Chair of the International Affairs Institute for World Peace, royal family liaison to the leadership of North Korea, and Donald Trump’s biggest fan in Japan. I broke the story in the American Herald Tribune on 4 March 2018.[3] I was ignored, and in some circles I was called a lunatic. Four days after I broke the story – perhaps annoying Trump who likes to control the narrative – Q Anon, his “town crier,” validated my story[4] and of course today we all know that the Koreas are headed toward unification, denuclearization, and demilitarization. Xi, Trump, Kim, and Moon Jai-in are easily the leading candidates for sharing the 2019 or 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.[5]

Xi, not Trump, took the initiative. It was Xi, not Trump, who outlined the possibilities for Kim and also offered the tangible incentives that Kim has clearly accepted. It was Trump who closed the deal by agreeing to withdraw US military forces from South Korea once North Korea was denuclearized and the Koreas were united.[6] It was Moon who negotiated the details and it was South Korea – not the mainstream media still in denial – that confirmed that denuclearization was part of the deal.[7]

I believe this deal was struck between Xi and Trump, with no significant consultation or influence from the mendacious moribund neo-conservative US national security bureaucracy.

Understanding Trump’s Two Middle East Moves

No one can claim reliable knowledge of why Trump agreed to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem (at least in shadow form) or why Trump backed out of the Iranian nuclear deal, but it is vital that those committed to peace in the Middle East consider some positive possibilities.

On Jerusalem, which is absolutely off-limits as a corpus separatum, the most positive interpretation of this move is that Trump is setting Netanyahu up while uniting the Arabs.[8]

On the Iranian nuclear deal, there is clear and compelling evidence that Trump is preparing to expose with the assistance of Iran the leaders in Europe and the US who took massive bribes from Iran, including Obama and various European leaders including Merkel and Macron.[9]

According to Benjamin Fulford, citing Pentagon sources, ““The endgame is to force both Iran and Israel to de-nuke after North Korea, and then have permanent peace in the Middle East.”[10] Never before – since John F. Kennedy[11] – has any US president contemplated the denuclearization of Israel. Zionists equate this to castration. So they should.

There are also reports, stemming from interpretations of Q Anon’s posts, to the effect that Trump has used the last two missile attacks into Syria (both coordinated with Putin and Assad) to wipe out Deep State nuclear and chemical capabilities that were to be used for “real” false flag nuclear and chemical attacks leading to World War III (WWIII).[12]

It is difficult for those who are convinced that Trump is a moron, a loose-cannon, a ham-fisted bully,[13] to see that there is a completely different positive interpretation of what Trump is doing in the Middle East. The unification and denuclearization of the Koreas, which no one wanted to believe when I brought that story back from Japan, is the “truth-teller.” If that is possible, anything is possible.

Understanding the Split between Zionists and Jews

Only in the past year has it become clear to a majority of the US public that Zionism is a subversive movement that has been destroying the US economy, mis-directing the US Government, and undermining US society. Zionism is not Judaism.[14]

Most importantly, a majority of US citizens are now beginning to understand that there is a schism between Jews in Israel, Jews in the USA, Jews everywhere else, and Zionist Netanyahu. Netanyahu has gone so far as to tell American Jews to “piss off,”[15] and Haaretz, one of the most important journals in Israel, has gone so far as to ask if it is time for all Jews to boycott Israel.[16]

Zionism Is OVER. Zionism bad, Jews good. Peace in the Middle East is now possible if Putin and Trump collaborate with Rouhani and Erdogan and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. Netanyahu and Salman of Saudi Arabia will do what they are told to do once the Americans turn off the milk.

Denuclearization of the Middle East Seals the Deal

No one with a brain believes the lies that Benjamin Netanyahu has been telling. They are blatantly absurd, a mix of very old lies and some new ones, for instance, the claim that the Zionists were able to steal all of Iran’s nuclear secrets from a tin hut with no lock on the door in a common warehouse area with no fencing.[17] There is even credible evidence that there is no Iranian nuclear program of note, that the Iranian nuclear threat, like most Zionist myths, is just that – a myth.[18] Personally I think they have a very modest nuclear program, one that is not a threat to anyone. Iran is much more dangerous in the electromagnetic neutralization domain, and that is something I suspect Trump has not been properly briefed on.[19]

What everyone seems to be missing at this point in time is that the stage has been set by Xi-Trump for a similar initiative in the Middle East, this time led by Putin-Rouhini but again, with Trump “closing the deal,” in which Israel is forced to denuclearize as part of a much broader comprehensive regional peace agreement. The Zionist nuclear program, easily ten if not a hundred times greater than that of Iran, is paid for by US citizens against their will. Zionism is over in America – they overplayed their hand,[20] the Internet has broken the back of the mainstream propaganda media, and a Great Awakening is occurring in the USA, one that will eventually end US financial and technical support to toxic apartheid and repressive regimes such as Zionist Israel and another forty odd dictators that the Deep State has nurtured.[21]

The death of the Deep State and the death of the Shadow Government in the USA equates to the death of Zionist Israel and the end of Zionist subversion of economies, governments, and societies world-wide.

If Putin were to propose a Middle East Summit that puts the denuclearization of Israel front and center, as the non-negotiable foundation for a broader peace settlement, I believe that Trump will have no alternative – if he wishes to hold the Senate and House of Representatives in November 2018 and be re-elected in 2020 – but to agree.[22]

Call for a Middle East Summit for Peace & Prosperity

What is new today in the aftermath of the Korean unification and denuclearization initiative is the reality that the denuclearization of Zionist Israel is now on the table.[23] Also on the table is the removal of any nuclear threat to Western capitals including Moscow from the Zionist “Sampson Option,”[24] which may be mostly a myth, but must be decisively put down.[25]

As China displaces France in Iran,[26] as Iran, Iraq, and Turkey hold secret consultations on what to do about the Kurds (and the Zionists arming and training the Kurds at US expense), as Iran (and perhaps other Middle Eastern states) prepare to reveal the names of all European leaders accepting bribes since the 1990’s to betray their respective publics,[27] the time is right for a multinational Middle East Summit for Peace.

Here are the eight topics that I propose Putin discuss, first to Arab leaders as well as Turkey and Iran, then with Xi and Trump. This should be a presidential summit – the staffs are inconsequential and an encumbrance.[28]

1. Denuclearization of the Middle East including Israel

2. Peace between the Sunnis and the Shi’ites

3. Jerusalem and perhaps Mecca as international cities

4. Restoration of Palestine

5. Creation of a Kurdish Confederacy (no changes to existing national borders)

6. Repatriation of all unemployed Muslims from Europe back to Arabia, and reparations for Iraq

7. Creation of a post-Western post-fossil fuel economy with unlimited desalinated water

8. Creation of a regional Open Source Agency and network with information and engineering bureaus sufficient to create prosperity for all at 10% the cost of the failed Western economic paradigm.

Zionist Israel Does NOT Have a “Green Light” from the USA

While Trump may have been going along with a “regime change” agenda against Iran in the short-run, not only has this already back-fired,[29] but I strongly suspect that Trump has been in direct touch with Rouhani (or is at least exchanging concise messages via Putin), and Iranian restraint now, like Russian restraint when Obama was being a treasonous idiot, is preordained – by design. Trump is also planning to get out of Syria and turn the whole mess over to the Arabs.[30] We must not discount a false flag attack by either rogue elements of the US Government or Zionist Israel, but on balance peace in the Middle East, not war, appears to be God’s will.[31]

No one is fooled by the Zionists attacking themselves in Syria and no one is fooled by Netanyahu’s lies about the Iranian nuclear program. Above all, the American conservatives – the Trump “base” without which he cannot hold the House and Senate in 2018 or be re-elected in 2020, not only hates the Zionists with a passion, but has been mobilized in great fury by the censorship and digital assassination of conservative voices by #GoogleGestapo[32] from Amazon to Facebook to Google to MeetUp to Twitter to YouTube, all controlled by Orthodox Jews and all overseen for political correctness by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) serving as the “chief censor.”[33]

The Zionists (and my friends in Russia and England) should know by now that there is not one monolithic US Government (USG) – we have at least seven competing major factions only one of which actually represents the public interest.[34] They should also know that Trump will say anything at any time to achieve his strategic goals. It is spectacularly significant that Trump was not in Jerusalem for the theatrics of opening a shadow US Embassy there.

Let me put this another way: if Trump’s assurances to Netanyahu and the support of all the Members of Congress stupid enough to co-sponsor a bill making it a felony to criticize Israel[35] are put on one side of the balance, and the growing outrage of Trump’s base and everyone else were on the other side, Zionist Israel’s power in the USA today is at best 30% of what it once was.

Zionism is OVER in the USA and its demise world-wide is assured.

Palestine as We the People

It is not my intent to discuss the seven peace summit topics in detail but I believe it is imperative that every person recognize that Palestine is us. If John F. Kennedy electrified the citizens of Berlin with his epic “Ich bin ein Berliner,” then the time has come to recognize that We the People – we the 99% — are all Palestinian. What was done to the freemen of Europe by the industrial era, what was done to the Native Americans by the conquistadores and pilgrims, what was done to the Africans by the colonial powers, is what the Zionists have done to the Palestinians.[36]

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ENOUGH!

The Power of the Powerless, Open Source Everything

If there were one book out of thousands that can be said to embody the positive possibilities for the future of the Middle East, that book is Vaclav Havel’s The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe.[37] That book speaks to the strength that accrues to those who reject lies and embody truth, and to those who reject ossified broken political and economic systems and begin anew from the bottom up. This is happening in the USA – one recent book by James and Deborah Fallows, OUR TOWNS: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America,[38] documents the renaissance in local autonomy and innovation – the heartland is disconnecting from Washington DC (“the swamp”) and America is being reborn one revitalized town at a time.

In my own work, drawing on the work of many others, but particularly Dr. Marcin Jakubowski, founder of Open Source Ecology and creator of the Global Village Construction Set,[39] I have established that we can create a post-Western economy at 10% of the cost of the failed predatory Western economy that is 50% waste and 90% profit for the banks.[40] It is in my view possible for the Middle East and North Africa to take back all their unemployed from Europe, and build a new civilization from the bottom up at a starting cost of just $1,000 spent one time for each person who is rescued.[41]

I value the past contributions of the Byzantine, Ottoman, Persian, and Egyptian empires and cultures, and I am quite certain the world will be the better for a resurrection, in peace, of those cultures.

Without peace in the Middle East there can be no peace on Earth. The Middle East is central.

IMAGE CREDITS:

1. CNS/Mohamad Torokman, Reuters (Caption by Robert David Steele)

2. Composite created by Robert David Steele from free online images.

Notes

[1] Andrey Kortunov is the Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). His concerns have been articulated in Andrey Kortunov, “A Letter to John: Where Are U.S.-Russia Relations Headed?” Carnegie Moscow Center, 17 May 2018.

[2] Alistair Cooke is a former British diplomat and founder as well as director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum. His concerns have been articulated in Alistair Cooke, “Trump’s Step Beyond the ‘Art of the Deal’ Changes Everything,” Strategic Culture Foundation, 14 May 2018.

[3] Robert Steele, “Is Zionism Over? From Korea to Syria to the Latest #GoogleGestapo Purge, President Donald Trump’s Divorce from Zionism Appears Increasingly Possible,” American Herald Tribune, 4 March, 2018 with some elaboration in Robert Steele, “Xi, Putin, and Trump for Life – A Few Thoughts — What If We Could Bury the Deep State & Create Peace & Prosperity for All?,” American Herald Tribune, 22 March 2018; and Robert Steele, “The Princess and the Spy: A Conversation about the Unification of the Koreas – Could General Secretary Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump Earn the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019?,” American Herald Tribune, 31 March 2018.

[4] Screen shot is the opening image at Robert Steele, “Koreas Unite, Denuclearize: Middle East Next – after a Global Financial Re-Set – Ideas for Iran,” Russian International Affairs Council, 2 May 2018.

[5] The Nobel Peace Prize selection process has been corrupt for decades. According to the terms of Alfred Nobel’s will, the prize is supposed to go to the INDIVIDUALS who have done the most in the PAST YEAR to DEMILITARIZE the world. It was never intended to be awarded as it has, with more than one certifiable war criminal as the recipient. Editors, “Full Text of Alfred Nobel’s Will,” NobelPrize.org, undated, accessed 17 May 2018.

[6] The controversy today (18 May 2018) over whether the meeting in Singapore will happen is rooted in the US continuing to provoke North Korea with its Marine Corps exercises on a very large scale. According to Trump, Kim may also be acting on Xi’s instructions as part of Chinese pressure toward a trade deal. The bottom line is that Trump now sees that he has the power – by collaborating with Xi – to bring peace in the Middle East and earn the Nobel Peace Prize, he is beginning to see the enormous good he can do when he ignored his Zionist-controlled staff and sources and works with Xi and Putin. All indications suggest that the denuclearization of Korea is certain, and the denuclearization of the Middle East starting with Israel is very likely – in our lifetime.

[7] Gareth Porter, “South Korean Report on Summit Discredits US Elites’ Assumption,” AntiWar.com, 17 March 2018.

[8] Henry Siegman, “The Implications of President Trump’s Jerusalem Ploy,” US Middle East Project, 23 January 2018.

[9] Dave Janda with Greg Hunter, “Iran Nuke Deal — Bribes, Treason and Fraud,” USAWatchdog, 13 May 2018.

[10] Benjamin Fulford, “Trump’s Secret Iran Plan (Very Very Clever),” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 15 May 2018.

[11] The Zionists were active participants but not the instigators of the assassination of President Kennedy. Reviews of one DVD and seven books are provided at Robert Steele, “Reviews on Assassination of JFK,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 13 December 2014.

[12] Michael Salla, “How Ending Iran Peace Deal Thwarts Deep State Plans for Nuclear False Flag Attack,” ExoPolitics.org, 13 May 2018. Trump also appears to have been field testing the US military-industrial complex. The failure of one third of the Raytheon missiles in the first attack was noticed. It is highly likely that a second Trump term will see a sharp reduction and redirection of the US national security budget, and perhaps also a closing of bases overseas including those in Germany and Japan and the Middle East (those in Korea will be closed as part of the Korean deal. Under-estimating Trump’s will and imagination is a mistake to be avoided.

[13] For the author’s own conclusion on Trump, rooted in three specific books, one negative and two positive, see Robert Steele, “Book Reviews and Commentary: Unhinged — Donald Trump, His Family, His Appointees, and Everyone Else by Robert David Steele,” San Francisco Review of Books, 13 January, 2018. See Also the Trump Revolution Series at Amazon (Kindle) and free online.

[14] Supra Note 3, see also the thirteen strikes itemized at Note 20.

[15] Judy Maltz, “Divorcing the Diaspora: How Netanyahu Is Finally Writing Off U.S. Jews,” Haaretz, 23 November 2017.

[16] Mira Sucharov, “BDS Blacklist: Sadly, Now Might Be the Time for Jews to Boycott Israel,” Haaretz, 7 January 2018.

[17] Editor, “Netanyahoo To Again Cry Wolf – But Something Bigger Is Up (Updated),” Moon of Alabama, 30 April 2018; Ivan Kesic, “Debunking Israeli Claims About Iran’s Nuclear Plans: Netanyahu’s PR Agents Confuse Horse Club with Rocket Facility,” American Herald Tribune, 1 May 2018; Gareth Porter, “The Latest Act in Israel’s Iran Nuclear Disinformation Campaign,” ConsortiumNews, 3 May 2018.

[18] Gareth Porter, “Was There Ever an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program?” The American Conservative, 14 May 2018.

[19] On the vulnerability of US naval and aviation systems, see “US-Russian Incident: What spooked the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?Voltaire Network, 8 November 2014; VT Senior Editors, “AEGIS Fail in Black SEA, Ruskies Burn Down USS Donald ‘Duck’,” Veterans Today, 13 November 2014. Senior US naval officers have confirmed to the author the vulnerability of US aircraft carriers and their surrounding battle groups to Russian electromagnetic blanketing. A useful overview is provided by Editors, “Russian Electronic Warfare Technology is Reshaping Western Attitudes,” The Sirius Report, 3 September 2017. Russia is providing these systems to Iran, which appears to have its own advanced programs well in hand but with fewer public demonstrations and hence little open source reporting (it is doubtful there is reliable classified reporting either).

[20] The thirteen strikes of Zionism (not Judaism) starting with the USS Liberty (and not counting Zionist participation in the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, with Arnon Milchan and Yitzhak Rabin as the two Zionist witnesses in Dallas that day), include:

STRIKE #1: USS Liberty STRIKE #2: 9/11 STRIKE #3: S. 720 Israel Anti-Boycott Act STRIKE #4: 23 States Demanding Israel Loyalty Oath STRIKE #5: Las Vegas False Flag STRIKE #6: Netanyahu dismissed American Progressive and Reform Jews STRIKE #7: Syrian False Flag #1, Lies to the President Lead to Missiles into Syria STRIKE #8: US SecState and SecDef clearly owned by Israel, calling for occupation of Syria STRIKE #9: Zionist demonization of Iran via US channels, while offering Saudis nuclear weapons STRIKE #10: Announcement of US Embassy moving to Jerusalem STRIKE #11: US Supreme Court kills laws favoring Israel STRIKE #12: Bill Maher as a Zionist agent of influence STRIKE #13: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Arnon Milchan and more will be associated with Strike 13.

Robert Steele, “Zionism in America – Steven Strikes & Counting…,” Veterans Today, 14 December 2017; Paul Adams, “Zionism in America – Strike 8, Strike 9,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 30 January 2018; Henry Siegman, “Zionism Strike 10 – The Implications of President Trump’s Jerusalem Ploy,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 1 February 2018; Editors, “Zionism Strike 11: Supreme Court Kills Laws Favoring Israel,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 2 February 2018; Mongoose, “Is Bill Maher a Zionist Agent of Influence? Is This Zionism Strike 12?” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 4 February 2018.

[21] (Ambassador) Mark Palmer, Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); a summary review is free online.

[22] The issue of Jared Kushner’s loyalty and the role played by Ivanka Trump Kushner are still unclear. There are those that believe Kushner is loyal to Zionism and the Chabad Supremacist Cult. There are others who believe that Kushner has committed himself totally to Trump, and is being used as a foil for Netanyahu. On balance, the author leans toward Kushner realizing that he cannot survive outside the Trump family. He may have been slow to understand this – his attempts to provide nuclear weapons to the Saudis at the suggestion of Israel stand out as infantile idiocy – but more recently he appears subdued and even disciplined. Cf.Robert Steele, “SPECIAL: Jared Kushner Working for Israel to Enable Saudi Arabian Nuclear Attack Against Iran UPDATE 3: Trump May Be Gaming Zionists & Saudis, Pence to Go?” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 20 May 2017.

[23] Kyle Mizokami, “Israel’s Super Secret Nuclear Weapons Program: Everything You Need to Know,” The National Interest, 6 December 2017; An Yashar and Matt Wanderman, “US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program,” Arutz Sheva, March 25, 2015; Julian Borger, “The truth about Israel’s secret nuclear arsenal,” The Guardian, 15 January 2014;

[24] Cf. Seymour Hersh, The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (Random House, 1991). A superb summary of the book’s findings at Wikipedia, with links, is available free online. Not emphasized in the book, but elsewhere, is the inclusion of nuclear bombs planted by the Zionists in various western cities; this is discussed in Preston James, “Israel’s addiction to Nuclear Blackmail and Terror,” Veterans Today, 9 April 2015.

[25] Not so visible, and the other half of Zionist power, is the complete penetration of all Western communications and computing systems by Zionist software companies aided by a long-standing network of US traitors and Zionist sayonim (“helpers”). It will take years, but a “clean” noosphere is achievable by 2024.

[26] Editors, “CNPC set to replace Total in Iran gas project,” PressTV, 11 May 2018; and Benjamin Fulford, “Trump’s Secret Iran Plan (Very Very Clever),” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 15 May 2018.

[27] Editors, “Iran’s Foreign Minister Threatens to Expose Western Diplomats Who Took Bribes to Create the Iran Nuclear Deal,” RedState.com, 13 May 2018; for the back story see Mongoose, “The Barcelona Agreement to Flood Europe with Arab/African Muslim Refugees — Treason by Leaders Across the West!” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 16 September 2017. As soon as this video was featured it was taken down by YouTube. Useful text and links can be found at “Secretive European Union agreements with 10 European and North African Countries,” Balder.org, undated, accessed 30 April 2018.

[28] These are discussed briefly in Robert Steele, “Koreas Unite, Denuclearize: Middle East Next – after a Global Financial Re-Set – Ideas for Iran,” Russian International Affairs Council, 2 May 2018.

[29] Trump’s operational gambit with respect to the Iranian deal put the current President of Iran, a reformer, at risk, and immediately increased the popularity and political power of radicals, not only in Iran, but in Iraq while also helping Hezbollah in Lebanon. Nasser Karami and Amir Vahdat, “Iran’s top leader, lawmakers lash out at US on nuclear deal,” Associated Press, 9 May 2018; Michael Georgy, John Davison, “Shi’ite cleric’s election win puts Iran to the test in Iraq,” Reuters, 15 May 2018; Editors, “Hezbollah Allies Appear Set for Gains in Lebanon Parliament,” Telesur, 6 May 2018.

[30] Editors, “Trump Administration Reportedly Seeks an ‘Arab Force’ to Replace the U.S. Military in Syria,” Haaretz, 17 April 2018; Zachary Cohen, “Bolton dealing to build an Arab military force in Syria,” CNN, 18 April 2018.

[31] Owl, “Is USA Planning False Flag In Syria to Start War? Plus Flakey “Legal Notice” from US Delegates to Iranian Conference,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 16 May 2018 citing Whitney Webb, “Prediction of New False-Flag Gas Attack in Syria Seems to Fit US Escalation Plans,” MintPressNews, 14 May 2018. See also

[32] This hashtag was coined by the author in the aftermath of the #UNRIG election reform campaign being attacked six different ways in ninety days by Zionist-controlled elements of the social media. The story is told in Robert Steele, “How The Deep State Controls Social Media and Digitally Assassinates Critics: #GoogleGestapo – Censorship & Crowd-Stalking Made Easy,” American Herald Tribune, 7 November 2017. A federal lawsuit is advancing against one of the six elements; some have settled privately, the remainder will be dealt with over time by legal means.

[33] For a sense of the degree to which Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia, the core components of #GoogleGestapo, routinely practice censorship, manipulation, and digital assassination, see the collected references at Editors, “#GoogleGestapo: Censorship & Surveillance (Including Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia) – UPDATE 6,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 24 October 2017 updated 14 May 2018. President Putin has called for a post-Western economy and a post-Western Internet; both are likely to be created in the next six years.

[34] Each organization, for example the Department of State or the Department of Defense varies, but they all have a Zionist control element, a Vatican control element, and a Rothschild/Wall Street control element. The USA is not serious about counterintelligence precisely because the Shadow Government has neutralized counterintelligence to protect itself. This is in the process of changing. For one example see Robert Steele, “Search: Seven CIAs [Steele on the Record],” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 24 November 2012.

[35] Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Grim, “U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel,” The Intercept, 19 July 2017. As a precautionary measure, to ensure each Member is held accountable in the November 2018 elections, their names have been preserved in an online post, Mongoose, “#UNRIG: Roster of Senators and Representatives Who Place Israel First in Betrayal of Their Oath to the US Constitution and in Betrayal of Every One of Their Constituents,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 21 July 2017.

[36] Robert Steele, “The Zionist Vision Is Rooted in Five Big Lies and Four Big Thefts: Review: Enclosure – Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror,” American Herald Tribune, 7 April 2018. The review is also available in ARABIC. The author is negotiating to secure immediate rights for the translation of the book into Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, and Russian.

[37] Vaclav Havel, The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe (Routledge, 1985). A summary review is available free online.

[38] James and Deborah Fallows, OUR TOWNS: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America (Pantheon, 2018). An overview and video are available free online.

[39] https://www.opensourceecology.org/ and https://www.opensourceecology.org/gvcs/. A comparative chart prepared by Dr. Jakubowski at my request is here: Marcin Jakubowski: Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) is 10-20% the Cost of Industrial-Era Engineering.

[40] Robert Steele. “Healing the Self & Healing the World: The Open Source Way,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 2 September 2017, also available as an Amazon Kindle; Robert Steele, “Concept for a Post-Western Economic-Engineering Paradigm: How Putin-Modi and Xi-Trump Can Save Humanity with Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE),” Russian International Affairs Council, April 5, 2017; Robert Steele, “Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) — a Nordic Manifesto,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, April 15, 2016; and Robert Steele, “Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) – Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, April 5, 2016.

[41] An earlier calculation determined that one million Somalis could be moved from UN resettlement camps in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda to an occupied portion of Somalia with only dirt, sunlight, and seawater, and using open source everything engineering, given housing, water, electricity, and communications including education, as well as aquaponics agriculture, for a one time cost of $500 per person. Robert Steele, “$500 Million to Resettle 1 Million on a Moonscape with Sun, Dirt, & Salt Water….Exploring the Practical Edge of Intelligence with Integrity — 2.0 Habitat Cost Sheet Posted,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 25 June 2013.

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Israeli Persecution of Mordechai Vanunu. Israel’s Unspoken Nuclear Weapons Program

Featured image: Mordechai Vanunu in 2009 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Vanunu is a heroic whistleblower, viciously persecuted by Israel for revealing its nuclear armed and dangerous.

In 1986, he was kidnapped, beaten, drugged, secretly tried, and politically imprisoned for 18 years, mostly in harsh solitary confinement – for revealing what everyone has a right to know.

Since release in 2004, he’s been relentlessly hounded and monitored, imprisoned without justification, his fundamental freedoms denied, re-imprisoned several times.

Israel won’t give him a moment’s peace even though he has no updated information on its nuclear program since the mid-1980s. He’s got no new secrets to reveal.

He’s denied the right to renounce his Israeli citizenship, leave the country, and be free from its ruthless persecution. He’s barred from having unauthorized contacts with journalists, including Israeli ones.

He’s denied the right to do most everything without official permission. Israel holds him hostage to its viciousness.

Earlier explaining why he revealed information on its nuclear program, he earlier said

“I am neither a traitor nor a spy. I only wanted the world to know what was happening.”

Daniel Ellsberg called him “the preeminent hero of the nuclear era.” He’s vulnerable to rearrest any time for any contrived reason.

All he wants is his freedom, he said, waiting over 30 years in vain. On July 10, the Jerusalem Postheadlined “Israeli Nuclear Secret-Leaker sentenced for contact with foreigners,” saying:

“…Jerusalem’s Magistrate’s Court gave…Vanunu a two-month suspended jail sentence on Monday for violating the conditions of his previous release, having met with foreigners in recent years.”

If he commits a “similar violation in the next three years,” he’ll be re-imprisoned for two months, maybe longer if Israel intends severer punishment – for exercising his fundamental rights recognized by all just societies.

He was also sentenced to 120 hours of unspecified community service. In May 2016, he was irresponsibly charged with:

  • meeting with two US nationals in East Jerusalem in 2013 without permission;
  • moving to a new apartment in the same building in 2014 without notifying Israeli authorities; and
  • appearing on Israel’s Channel 2 television on September 4, 2015, discussing his 1986 arrest and imprisonment, as well as dangers of Israel’s nuclear program, including its Dimona plant hazards.

In January, he was acquitted of these charges. Yet unrelenting Israeli mistreatment continues.

Nuclear ambiguity remains official Israeli policy. It neither confirms or denies what’s common knowledge. The nation is nuclear-armed and dangerous.

Despite agreeing to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), effective January 2016, permitting Iranian nuclear development solely for non-military purposes, its government continues being wrongfully accused of seeking nuclear weapons.

In contrast, the world community remains largely silent about Israel’s longstanding nuclear weapons program – supported by Washington from its earliest stages.

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Armed Israeli Gunships Intercept Gaza Boat Carrying Cancer Patients

30 MAY
11:32 AM

On Tuesday, a humanitarian flotilla from the Gaza Strip was stopped nine miles from the shore of Gaza by the Israeli navy. The boat was seized, and its passengers returned to the prison of the Gaza Strip.

Update: The Israel Navy released the passengers of the humanitarian flotilla, after transferring them to Beit Hanoun (Erez) terminal, in northern Gaza.

According to Maan News Agency, the passengers, including the captain’s assistant Mohammad al-‘Amoudi , and a wounded, wheelchair-bound young man, identified as Ra’ed Adeeb, were released.

It added that the only person who remained imprisoned by Israel is the ship’s captain, Soheil al-‘Amoudi.

In total, the ship carried eighteen Palestinians, including one woman four wounded Palestinians, and four cancer patients, who were taken prisoner when the navy intercepted the flotilla, after its sailed 14 nautical miles.

The attempt to break the blockade comes two weeks after ‘Bloody Monday’, when Israeli forces opened fire on unarmed demonstrators at the Gaza border with Israel, killing 60 and wounding more than 700. That protest was on May 14th, 2018, the day chosen by U.S. President Trump to open his country’s new consulate in Jerusalem – essentially denying the internationally-recognized right of Palestinians to live and own property in their city.

According to the Israeli online magazine +972Mag, the boat that was intercepted was headed to Limassol, Cyprus, and was part of a small flotilla comprised of three boats in total. The two other boats turned back and did not breach the naval blockade line enforced by the Israeli military.

The boat that the Israeli military intercepted was carrying 18 people. Those on board were mainly university students, but also included cancer patients and protesters wounded during the Return March seeking medical care outside of the besieged Gaza Strip, flotilla participants said.

“We are two university graduates, we lost hope of finding work in Gaza. Life in Gaza is impossible. We want a secure future. We are leaving for the sake of freedom,” flotilla participants Shadi al Nakleh, 28, and Ihab abu Armaneh, 29, told +972 correspondent Mohammed Zaanoun.

“We have no connection to any political party in Palestine,” the participants added. “We are sailing peacefully, without any weapons. Our message to the world is that we want peace — our journey is nonviolent.”

Asked about the risks their journey could entail, the participants responded, “We believe we will arrive in peace, but there are clear dangers: attack, arrest, the sinking of the ship.”

“But the most important thing is that we will get there peacefully,” they stressed. “All other messages have failed.”

“Shadi told me that he wanted to leave, that he wanted to find work,” said Shadi’s mother. “He made his decision — what can I do? May God protect him from danger.”

According to israelpalestinenews.org, under the Oslo Accords signed in 1993, Israel is obligated to permit fishing up to 20 nautical miles, but this has never been implemented.The widest range Israel has allowed boats in the past 10 years is 12 nautical miles (22km), and at times, the limit was reduced to one nautical mile (1.85km).

Boats are often limited to six nautical miles (11km), and Israeli forces regularly fire warning shots to boats attempting to breach it.

Although hundreds of people boarded more than 30 fishing boats in support of the main vessel, they did not cross the six-nautical-mile permitted boundary, Ramadan al-Hayek, one of the organisers of the voyage, told Al JazeeraFifteen boats attempted to cross more than nine nautical miles (16.7km) but met open fire by Israeli forces.

These boats sailed in a show of support and were not aiming to reach Cyprus, al Hayek added.Organisers of the voyage, called Break the Siege committee, also told Al Jazeera the captured boat went as far as 14 nautical miles (26km) when Israeli forces started shooting towards the vessel.They lost contact with those on board shortly after that.

Passengers had valid passports, with the wounded having made arrangements to receive medical treatment in Turkey prior to leaving Gaza’s seaport.

According to al-Hayek, 17 people were detained by Israeli forces in Ashdod.Committee members said they were working with international agencies, including Human Rights Watch and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to ensure the wellbeing of the boat’s passengers and to hold Israel responsible for their safety.

Al-Hayek also said the committee would soon announce the launching of a second boat in response to Israel’s actions.The Israeli military blamed Hamas, the party governing the Gaza Strip, for the naval “breach”.

In a series of posts on Twitter, it said the Palestinians will be returned to Gaza and warned the move would only “harm” residents of the strip.

It also said Israel would continue to enforce the blockade.


Israel Approves 450 New Colonialist Units In Bethlehem

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30 MAY
6:11 PM

The so-called “Civil Administration Office,” run by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank, has approved the construction of 450 units in illegal colonies built on Palestinian lands, south and east of Bethlehem.

The new units will be part of Gush Etzion colonialist block, while the Regional Council in Gush Etzion Block is working on getting approval for the construction of an additional 17.000 new units.

170 units will be built in Daniel Colony, built on Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

84 units were approved in Kfar Eldad colony, built on Palestinian lands in at-Ta’amra village, east of Bethlehem, and 38 in Kfar Etzion, south of Bethlehem, in addition to 150 units, which were previously approved.

Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory and a constant violator.



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Watch Starbucks’ Cringeworthy ‘Racial Sensitivity’ Training Preview

Renegade Editor’s Note: I just love when jewish supremacists like Schultz try to impart “racial sensitivity” to lowly goyim.

By Chris Menahan

Starbucks shut down all their stores on Tuesday afternoon for hour after hour of “racial sensitivity” training after one store manager called the police on some loiterers who refused to leave her store.

Though the store manager didn’t break any laws and was following Starbucks’ own policy, the loiterers were both given free tuition at Arizona State University as part of a settlement with Starbucks and were also given the “opportunity to provide input based on their personal experience to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as part of the company’s long-term diversity and equity efforts.”

A few days ago Starbucks released a preview of their extensive “racial sensitivity” training program for the media and it’s as cringeworthy as it gets:

From PJ Media:

…all the money in the world can’t buy common sense, but it can buy a guest appearance by rapper and activist Common.

Starbucks is actually branding this indoctrination event as “5/29.” They’re not calling it “Don’t Be a Racist Day” or whatever. It’s just… 5/29. They’re 9/11’ing it. Now there’ll be pre-5/29 thinking and post-5/29 thinking. It’s the day everything changes forever. This is a pivotal moment in human history, brought to you by the Starbucks Corporation.

Prediction: No Starbucks employee in the entire world will be any more or less racist after this struggle session. Any Starbucks employee who is genuinely bigoted — whether it’s against black people, white people, or any other sort of people — will continue to be that way. And the other 99% of the staffers will resent being scolded for things they haven’t done, and/or grateful for a paid day off to dick around watching videos and talking about their feelings. Or at least what they want everybody to think their feelings really are.


This article originally appeared on Information Liberation.


Starbucks Prepares to End Racism with ‘5/29’ Racial Bias Training

Protestors demonstrate outside a Starbucks on April 15, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

I’ll go into a Starbucks if I absolutely need to, like if my home WiFi conks out or I find myself being chased by wolves.* But I really hate the place. The only thing worse than the coffee is everything else. And now I’ve got even less reason to frequent the 17 Starbucks stores within a 5-mile radius of my house, because they’re being turned into tastefully lit homeless shelters whose staff is terrified to kick anybody out because it might go viral.

While I haven’t worked at Starbucks (yet), I can’t imagine it’s a very fun job. Retail sucks to begin with, and then you throw in a bunch of overcaffeinated yuppies and millennials? And now, actual hobos? And that music? Nooooo thank you.

As if all that isn’t dreadful enough, now things are about to get even worse for all those beleaguered baristas. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Money:

Starbucks has planned an elaborate racial bias training session for its employees.

On Tuesday afternoon, May 29, workers at each location will break into small groups to learn together. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, Chairman Howard Schultz and musician and activist Common will serve as virtual guides. Employees will talk about their own experiences, and watch a film about bias.

Do you want to see a preview of the training video? You’re curious, aren’t you? It’s gotta be exactly what you’re expecting it to be, right?

Right.

We’ll now take a quick break so you can get all that cringing out of your system.

[15-20 MINUTES LATER]

Done? Whew. Yeah, all the money in the world can’t buy common sense, but it can buy a guest appearance by rapper and activist Common.

Starbucks is actually branding this indoctrination event as “5/29.” They’re not calling it “Don’t Be a Racist Day” or whatever. It’s just… 5/29. They’re 9/11’ing it. Now there’ll be pre-5/29 thinking and post-5/29 thinking. It’s the day everything changes forever. This is a pivotal moment in human history, brought to you by the Starbucks Corporation.

Prediction: No Starbucks employee in the entire world will be any more or less racist after this struggle session. Any Starbucks employee who is genuinely bigoted — whether it’s against black people, white people, or any other sort of people — will continue to be that way. And the other 99% of the staffers will resent being scolded for things they haven’t done, and/or grateful for a paid day off to dick around watching videos and talking about their feelings. Or at least what they want everybody to think their feelings really are.


Shakira cancels Israel concert after pressure from BDS

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Columbian star Shakira will not be performing in Tel Aviv this year following pressure from activists who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) said in a statement yesterday that it “welcomes the announcement that Shakira will not be performing in Tel Aviv anytime soon, dashing Israel’s hopes to use her name to art-wash its latest massacre in Gaza.”

“Hundreds of Palestinian municipalities and cultural organisations, as well as thousands of fans and boycott activists, from Gaza and Lebanon to Colombia and the US, appealed to Shakira to cancel,” PACBI added in its statement.

Last week, on 24 May, Palestinian cultural institutions and local administrations urged the Grammy Award-winning singer not to hold a concert in Tel Aviv as was scheduled.

Read: BDS claims ‘massive victory’ after company reports $4m in losses

“Performing in an apartheid state, whether South Africa in the past or Israel today, in defiance of the voices of the oppressed always undermines the popular struggle of the oppressed to end oppression. Doing so on the heels of a full-fledged Israeli massacre against our people in Gaza is a morally reprehensible whitewash of the crime,” read an open letter than was signed by a number of Palestinian art entities and municipalities.

The letter appeared on the website of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Reporting on the progress made by the BDS movement, PACBI added in its statement, “International celebrities, including LordeNatalie Portman and Gilberto Gil, are increasingly refusing to associate with Israel’s far-right Netanyahu government and decades-old regime of oppression.”

“Portugal’s national theatre director Tiago Rodrigues and dozens of UK bands have recently joined thousands of artists worldwide who support the institutional cultural boycott of Israel, in solidarity with the peaceful Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”

Chabad Crime Boss Roman Abramovich Is Now an Official Israeli Citizen

Kosher multi-billionaire from Russia Roman Abramovich, best know in Britain as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club, has become an Israeli citizen. The ultra-rich tycoon has received an Israeli identity card under the Law of Return, which allows Jews, people with a Jewish parent, grandparent or spouse the right to live in Israel. Even though Abramovich is a Jew and  eligible under the Law of Return for Israeli citizenship, it’s hard even for the Israeli press to see how he could have automatically received such citizenship.

Abramovich’a British visa expired last month and he applied for citizenship from abroad last week with the Nativ Liaison Bureau for Aliyah (Jewish immigration), an Israeli government organization that facilitates immigration from Russian-speaking countries.

The Times of Israel

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Abramovich is latest of more than 30 Russian tycoons to move to Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/abramovich-is-latest-of-more-than-30-russian-tycoons-to-move-to-israel/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

Israelis citizens, unlike Russians citizens, enjoy visa-free travel to the European Union.

Daily Mail reported “the Russian billionaire was hit by a delay in renewing his British visa in the wake of soured relations between Moscow and London following the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury (and his daughter Yulia).” UK has not produced evidence that Abramovich has done anything wrong, but the United Kingdom is scrutinizing Russian businesspeople and diplomats more carefully since the poisoning.

According to Forbes, Abramovich’s net worth is US$11.5 billion in 2018. He bought the Chelsea Football Club in 2003 after making his fortune in oil. He is now the richest public citizen of Israel, surpassing Eyal Ofer’s $9.1 billion.

According to Globes Israel’s Business Arena, Abramovich will live in a mansion purchased from Israeli Hollywood actress Gal Gadot, who played who the female superhero Wonder Woman in the modern DC films.

Abramovich owns the Varsano boutique hotel in Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek neighborhood, which he bought for NIS 100 million in 2015 and is converting into his Israeli home. He bought the hotel from Gal Gadot’s husband Yaron Varsano and his brother Guy.

Varsano and Gadot.

Daily Mail reported “Abramovich, who owns a £125million mansion in Kensington, was caught up in the row after Theresa May targeted Russian oligarchs in a tit-for-tat row with Putin.” Haaretz reported, “Abramovich is seen as one of the closest businessmen to Putin, who once referred to him in an interview as ‘our oligarch.’” Though Abramovich is the richest man in Israel, he is only the 11th-richest man in Russia.

“The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin” by Politico, reported April 09, 2017:

..starting in 1999, Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as “Putin’s rabbi.”

According to JPost Putin employed Ambramovich and Leviev “to serve as envoys to the global Jewish community, using the Chabad network as their base.”

Their base was a Chabad house in Long Island, which is a lynch pin of point of contacts under scrutiny by Robert Mueller III, the US special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“The Countless Israeli Connections to Mueller’s Probe of Trump and Russia: The Israel-lobbyists, Netanyahu cronies, PsyOps manipulators and well-connected oligarchs — could it all be just one big coincidence?” by Chemi Shalev, reported on May 26, 2018:

Leviev and Roman Abramovich….teamed up in 1999 to set up the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia (FOR). They were responding to a request by Vladimir Putin to set up a group that would rival the Russian Jewish Congress, headed by Israeli-Russian oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky, who was close to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. The head of the FOR is Italian-Russian Chabad Rabbi Berel Lazar. In April 2017, Politico alleged that Chabad and FOR were used by the Kremlin as conduits for their efforts to influence the U.S. elections. The report was denied and even dismissed as anti-Semitic. Interestingly, a BBC story published this week about payments made to Michael Cohen by Ukraine in order to secure a long White House meeting with Trump for Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko notes that the approach to Trump’s lawyer was made through attendees at a Chabad function in Port Washington, New York.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Lev Leviev and Abramovich.

Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich were involved with creating a Port Washington channel of influence, which may have been used before in an effort by affiliates of Russian President Vladimir Putin to end sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, according to reports in The New York Times.

“At Least Two Jewish Billionaires on U.S. Government’s ‘Putin List’” by JTA reported Jan 31, 2018:

At least two Jewish billionaires appear on a list of Russian politicians and oligarchs published by the U.S. Treasury as part of a sanctions law against Moscow…ordered by Congress in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, all rose to power under Russian President Vladimir Putin and are considered to be fair game for sanctions under legislation meant to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 US election as well as other actions such as human rights violations, annexation of Crimea and ongoing military operations in eastern Ukraine…The Jewish billionaires on the list are Vyacheslav Kantor, known as Moshe Kantor, and Roman Abramovich.

Felix Sater was a member of the same Port Washington Chabad from 2010 and 2014. In 2014 he was their “man of the year.” He met with Cohen in January 2017 to orchestrate an end to the sanctions alongside Abramovich.

“A Chabad house in Long Island becomes fulcrum in Mueller probe” by Michael Wilner reported on May 24, 2018:

..Sater is a convicted criminal associate of the Russian mob in New York and co-led Bayrock-Sapir, a real estate firm closely associated with Trump, to which Trump turned in his exploration of potential construction contracts in Moscow.

The firm was founded by Tamir Sapir, whose son joined Trump’s 2013 meetings in Moscow under investigation by Mueller, and who maintained a close relationship with Lev Leviev, Chabad’s top donor and a Putin confidante. Trump and Leviev met to discuss Moscow real estate opportunities in 2008, according to Russian media reports and photographs.

In 2015, Sater emailed Cohen and an unidentified Russian contact about his desire to aid Putin’s effort to elevate Trump to the presidency in 2016. “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” Sater wrote to Cohen, according to an email obtained by the Times. “I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

“I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” he wrote in another email to the Russian contact. “If he says it we own this election.”


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TRUMPOLOGY

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Where Trump’s real estate world meets a top religious ally of the Kremlin.

Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it.

Two decades ago, as the Russian president set about consolidating power on one side of the world, he embarked on a project to supplant his country’s existing Jewish civil society and replace it with a parallel structure loyal to him. On the other side of the world, the brash Manhattan developer was working to get a piece of the massive flows of capital that were fleeing the former Soviet Union in search of stable assets in the West, especially real estate, and seeking partners in New York with ties to the region.

Their respective ambitions led the two men—along with Trump’s future son-in-law, Jared Kushner—to build a set of close, overlapping relationships in a small world that intersects on Chabad, an international Hasidic movement most people have never heard of.

Starting in 1999, Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as “Putin’s rabbi.”

A few years later, Trump would seek out Russian projects and capital by joining forces with a partnership called Bayrock-Sapir, led by Soviet emigres Tevfik Arif, Felix Sater and Tamir Sapir—who maintain close ties to Chabad. The company’s ventures would lead to multiple lawsuits alleging fraud and a criminal investigation of a condo project in Manhattan.

Meanwhile, the links between Trump and Chabad kept piling up. In 2007, Trump hosted the wedding of Sapir’s daughter and Leviev’s right-hand man at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach resort. A few months after the ceremony, Leviev met Trump to discuss potential deals in Moscow and then hosted a bris for the new couple’s first son at the holiest site in Chabad Judaism. Trump attended the bris along with Kushner, who would go on to buy a $300 million building from Leviev and marry Ivanka Trump, who would form a close relationship with Abramovich’s wife, Dasha Zhukova. Zhukova would host the power couple in Russia in 2014 and reportedly attend Trump’s inauguration as their guest.

With the help of this trans-Atlantic diaspora and some globetrotting real estate moguls, Trump Tower and Moscow’s Red Square can feel at times like part of the same tight-knit neighborhood. Now, with Trump in the Oval Office having proclaimed his desire to reorient the global order around improved U.S. relations with Putin’s government—and as the FBI probes the possibility of improper coordination between Trump associates and the Kremlin—that small world has suddenly taken on outsize importance.

Trump’s kind of Jews

Founded in Lithuania in 1775, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement today has adherents numbering in the five, or perhaps six, figures. What the movement lacks in numbers it makes up for in enthusiasm, as it is known for practicing a particularly joyous form of Judaism.

Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, recalled having this trait impressed upon him during one family wedding at which the two tables occupied by his first cousins, Chabad rabbis, put the rest of the celebrants to shame. “They were dancing up a storm, these guys. I thought they were black. Instead they’re just black-hat,” Klein said, referring to their traditional Hasidic garb.

Despite its small size, Chabad has grown to become the most sprawling Jewish institution in the world, with a presence in over 1,000 far-flung cities, including locales like Kathmandu and Hanoi with few full-time Jewish residents. The movement is known for these outposts, called Chabad houses, which function as community centers and are open to all Jews. “Take any forsaken city in the world, you have a McDonald’s and a Chabad house,” explained Ronn Torossian, a Jewish public relations executive in New York.

Chabad adherents differ from other Hasidic Jews on numerous small points of custom, including the tendency of Chabad men to wear fedoras instead of fur hats. Many adherents believe that the movement’s last living leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994, is the messiah, and some believe he is still alive. Chabad followers are also, according to Klein, “remarkable” fundraisers.

As the closest thing the Jewish world has to evangelism—much of its work is dedicated to making Jews around the world more involved in Judaism—Chabad serves many more Jews who are not full-on adherents.

According to Schmuley Boteach, a prominent rabbi in New Jersey and a longtime friend of Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, Chabad offers Jews a third way of relating to their religious identity. “You have three choices as a Jew,” he explained. “You can assimilate and not be very affiliated. You can be religious and Orthodox, or there’s sort of a third possibility that Chabad offers for people who don’t want to go the full Orthodox route but do want to stay on the traditional spectrum.”

This third way may explain the affinity Trump has found with a number of Chabad enthusiasts—Jews who shun liberal reform Judaism in favor of traditionalism but are not strictly devout.

“It’s not a surprise that Trump-minded people are involved with Chabad,” said Torossian. “Chabad is a place that tough, strong Jews feel comfortable. Chabad is a nonjudgmental place where people that are not traditional and not by-the-book feel comfortable.”

He summarized the Chabad attitude, which is less strict than the Orthodox one, as, “If you can’t keep all of the commandments, keep as many as you can.”

Torossian, who coincidentally said he is Sater’s friend and PR rep, also explained that this balance is particularly appealing to Jews from the former Soviet Union, who appreciate its combination of traditional trappings with a lenient attitude toward observance. “All Russian Jews go to Chabad,” he said. “Russian Jews are not comfortable in a reform synagogue.”

Putin’s kind of Jews

The Russian state’s embrace of Chabad happened, like many things in Putin’s Russia, as the result of a factional power struggle.

In 1999, soon after he became prime minister, Putin enlisted Abramovich and Leviev to create the Federation of Russian Jewish Communities. Its purpose was to undermine the existing umbrella for Russia’s Jewish civil society, the Russian Jewish Congress, led by oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky, a potential threat to Putin and President Boris Yeltsin. A year later, Gusinsky was arrested by Putin’s government and forced into exile.

At the time, Russia already had a chief rabbi as recognized by the Russian Jewish Congress, Adolf Shayevich. But Abramovich and Leviev installed Chabad rabbi Lazar at the head of their rival organization. The Kremlin removed Shayevich from its religious affairs council, and ever since it has instead recognized Lazar as Russia’s chief rabbi, leaving the country with two rival claimants to the title.

The Putin-Chabad alliance has reaped benefits for both sides. Under Putin, anti-Semitism has been officially discouraged, a break from centuries of discrimination and pogroms, and the government has come to embrace a state-sanctioned version of Jewish identity as a welcome part of the nation.

As Putin has consolidated his control of Russia, Lazar has come to be known derisively as “Putin’s rabbi.” He has escorted the Russian leader to Jerusalem’s Western Wall and attended the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, Putin’s pet project, on the Jewish Sabbath. Putin returned that favor by arranging for Lazar to enter the stadium without submitting to security checks that would have broken the rules for observing Shabbat.

In 2013, a $50 million Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center opened in Moscow under the auspices of Chabad and with funding from Abramovich. Putin donated a month of his salary to the project, while the Federal Security Service, the successor to the KGB, pitched in by offering relevant documents from its archives.

In 2014, Lazar was the only Jewish leader present at Putin’s triumphal announcement of the annexation of Crimea.

But the rabbi has paid a price for his loyalty to Putin. Since the annexation, his continued support for the Russian autocrat has caused a rift with Chabad leaders in Ukraine. And for years, the Russian government has defied an American court order to turn over a trove of Chabad texts called the “Schneerson Library” to the Chabad Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Shortly after the opening of the tolerance museum, Putin ordered the collection transferred there instead. The move made Lazar the custodian of a prized collection that his Brooklyn comrades believe is rightfully theirs.

If Lazar has any qualms about his role in all the intra-Chabad drama, he hasn’t let on publicly. “Challenging the government is not the Jewish way,” the rabbi said in 2015.

Trump, Bayrock, Sapir

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, as Trump looked for business and investors in the former Soviet Union during the first years of this century, he struck up an enduring relationship with a firm called Bayrock-Sapir.

Bayrock was co-led by Felix Sater, a convicted mob associate.

Sater and another Bayrock employee, Daniel Ridloff, who like Sater later went on to work directly for the Trump Organization, belong to the Port Washington Chabad house. Sater told POLITICO Magazine that in addition to serving on the board of the Port Washington Chabad house, he sits on the boards of numerous Chabad entities in the U.S. and abroad, though none in Russia.

The extent of Sater’s ties to Trump is a matter of some dispute. Working out of Trump Tower, Sater partnered with the celebrity developer on numerous Trump-branded developments and scouted deals for him in the former Soviet Union. In 2006, Sater escorted Trump’s children Ivanka and Don Jr. around Moscow to scour the city for potential projects, and he worked especially closely with Ivanka on the development of Trump SoHo, a hotel and condominium building in Manhattan whose construction was announced on “The Apprentice” in 2006.

In 2007, Sater’s stock fraud conviction became public. The revelation did not deter Trump, who brought him on as “a senior advisor to the Trump Organization” in 2010. In 2011, a number of purchasers of Trump SoHo units sued Trump and his partners for fraud and the New York attorney general’s office opened a criminal inquiry into the building’s marketing. But the purchasers settled and agreed not to cooperate with the criminal investigation, which was subsequently scuttled, according to the New York Times. Two former executives are suing Bayrock alleging tax evasion, money laundering, racketeering, bribery, extortion and fraud.

Under oath, Sater has described a close relationship with the Trumps, while Trump has testified under oath that he barely knew Sater and would not be able to pick his face out in a crowd. Several people who worked closely with Sater during this period and who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, citing fear of retaliation from both men, scoffed at Trump’s testimony, describing frequent meetings and near-constant phone calls between the two. One person recalled numerous occasions on which Trump and Sater dined together, including at the now-defunct Kiss & Fly in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

“Trump called Felix like every other day to his office. So the fact that he’s saying he doesn’t know him, that’s a lot of crap,” said a former Sater colleague. “They were definitely in contact always. They spoke on the phone all the time.”

In 2014, the Port Washington Chabad house named Sater its “man of the year.” At the ceremony honoring Sater, the chabad’s founder, Shalom Paltiel, recounted how Sater would spill his guts to him about his adventures working as a government cooperator on sensitive matters of national security.

“I only recently told Felix I really didn’t believe most of it. I thought perhaps he watched too many James Bond movies, read one too many Tom Clancy novels,” said Paltiel at the ceremony. “Anyone who knows Felix knows he can tell a good story. I simply did not put too much credence to them.”

But Paltiel went on to recount receiving special clearance years later to accompany Sater to a ceremony at the federal building in Manhattan. There, said Paltiel, officials from every American intelligence agency applauded Sater’s secret work and divulged “stuff that was more fantastic, and more unbelievable, than anything he had been telling me.” A video of the event honoring Sater has been removed from the Port Washington Chabad house’s website but is still available on YouTube.

When I contacted Paltiel for this article, he hung up the phone as soon as I introduced myself. I wanted to ask him about some of the connections I’d come across in the course of my reporting. In addition to his relationship with Sater, Paltiel is also close to “Putin’s rabbi” Lazar, calling Lazar “my dear friend and mentor” in a short note about running into him at Schneerson’s gravesite in Queens.

According to Boteach, this is unsurprising, because Chabad is the sort of community where everybody knows everybody else. “In the world of Chabad, we all went to Yeshiva together, we were all ordained together,” Boteach explained. “I knew Berel Lazar from yeshiva.”

The Port Washington Chabad house has another Bayrock tie. Among its top 13 benefactors, its “Chai Circle,” as listed on its website, is Sater’s partner, Bayrock founder Tevfik Arif.

Arif, a former Soviet bureaucrat turned wealthy real estate developer, owns a mansion in Port Washington, an upscale suburb, but he makes a curious patron for the town’s Chabad. A Kazakh-born citizen of Turkey with a Muslim name, Arif is not Jewish, according to people who have worked with him. In 2010, he was arrested in a raid on a yacht in Turkey that once belonged to the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, and charged with running an international underage prostitution ring. Arif was later cleared of the charges.

Before the scandal on Ataturk’s yacht, Arif partnered closely with Trump, Ivanka Trump and Sater in the development of Trump SoHo along with the Sapir family, a New York real estate dynasty and the other half of Bayrock-Sapir.

Its patriarch, the late billionaire Tamir Sapir, was born in the Soviet state of Georgia and arrived in 1976 in New York, where he opened an electronics store in the Flatiron district that, according to the New York Timescatered largely to KGB agents.

Trump has called Sapir “a great friend.” In December 2007, he hosted the wedding of Sapir’s daughter, Zina, at Mar-a-Lago. The event featured performances by Lionel Ritchie and the Pussycat Dolls. The groom, Rotem Rosen, was the CEO of the American branch of Africa Israel, the Putin oligarch Leviev’s holding company.

Five months later, in early June 2008, Zina Sapir and Rosen held a bris for their newborn son. Invitations to the bris described Rosen as Leviev’s “right-hand man.” By then, Leviev had become the single largest funder of Chabad worldwide, and he personally arranged for the bris to take place at Schneerson’s grave, Chabad’s most holy site.

Trump attended the bris. A month earlier, in May 2008, he and Leviev had met to discuss possible real estate projects in Moscow, according to a contemporaneous Russian news report. An undated photograph on a Pinterest account called LLD Diamond USA, the name of a firm registered to Leviev, shows Trump and Leviev shaking hands and smiling. (The photograph was first pointed out by Pacific Standard.)

That same year, Sapir, an active Chabad donor in his own right, joined Leviev in Berlin to tour Chabad institutions in the city.

Jared, Ivanka, Roman, Dasha

Also present at the Sapir-Rosen bris was Kushner, who along with his now-wife Ivanka Trump has forged his own set of ties to Putin’s Chabad allies. Kushner’s family, which is Modern Orthodox, has long been highly engaged in philanthropy across the Jewish world, including to Chabad entities, and during his undergraduate years at Harvard, Kushner was active in the university’s Chabad house. Three days before the presidential election, the couple visited Schneerson’s grave and prayed for Trump. In January, the couple purchased a home in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood and settled on the city’s nearby Chabad synagogue, known as TheSHUL of the Nation’s Capital, as their house of worship.

In May 2015, a month before Trump officially entered the Republican presidential primary, Kushner bought a majority stake in the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street from Leviev for $295 million.

Kushner and Ivanka Trump are also close with Abramovich’s wife, Dasha Zhukova. Abramovich, an industrialist worth more than $7 billion and the owner of the British soccer club Chelsea FC, is the former governor of the Russian province of Chukotka, where he is still revered as a hero. He owes his fortune to his triumphant emergence from Russia’s post-Soviet “aluminum wars,” in which more than 100 people are estimated to have died in fighting over control of aluminum refineries. Abramovich admittedin 2008 that he amassed his assets by paying billions of dollars in bribes. In 2011, his former business partner, the late Boris Berezovsky—an oligarch who had fallen out with Putin and gone on to live in exile at the Trump International on Central Park West—accused him of threats, blackmail and intimidation in a lawsuit in the United Kingdom, which Abramovich won.

Abramovich was reportedly the first person to recommend to Yeltsin that he choose Putin as his successor. In their 2004 biography of Abramovich, the British journalists Chris Hutchins and Dominic Midgely write, “When Putin needed a shadowy force to act against his enemies behind the scenes, it was Abramovich whom he could rely on to prove a willing co-conspirator.” The biographers compare the two men’s relationship to that between a father and a son and report that Abramovich personally interviewed candidates for Putin’s first cabinet. He has reportedly giftedPutin a $30 million yacht, though Putin denies it.

Abramovich’s vast business holdings and his personal life overlap with Trump’s world in multiple ways.

According to a 2012 report from researchers at Cornell University, Evraz, a firm partly owned by Abramovich, has contracts to provide 40 percent of the steel for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project whose completion was approved by Trump in March after years of delay. And in 2006, Abramovich purchased a large stake in the Russian oil giant Rosneft, a company now being scrutinized for its possible role in alleged collusion between Trump and Russia. Both Trump and the Kremlin have dismissed as “fake news” a dossier that alleges that a recent sale of Rosneft shares was part of a scheme to ease U.S. sanctions on Russia.

Meanwhile, his wife, Zhukova, has long traveled in the same social circles as Kushner and Ivanka Trump: She is a friend and business partner of Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng, one of Ivanka’s closest friends, and a friend of Karlie Kloss, the longtime girlfriend of Kushner’s brother, Josh.

Over the years, Zhukova has grown close to Jared and Ivanka themselves. In February 2014, a month before Putin illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine, Ivanka Trump posted a photo to Instagram of herself with Zhukova, Wendi Deng, a bottle of wine, and the caption, “Thank you [Zhukova] for an unforgettable four days in Russia!” Deng was recently rumored to be dating Putin, though she denied it. Other photos from the trip show Kushner was also present in Russia at the time.

Last summer, Kushner and Ivanka Trump shared a box at the U.S. Open with Zhukova and Deng. In January, Zhukova reportedly attended Trump’s inauguration as Ivanka Trump’s guest.

On March 14, The Daily Mail spotted Josh Kushner dining with Zhukova in New York. According to the outlet, Josh Kushner “hid his face as he exited the eatery with Dasha.”

A week later, at the same time Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were vacationing in Aspen with her two brothers and their families, Abramovich’s plane flew from Moscow to Denver, according to a flight tracking service. Abramovich owns two properties in the Aspen area.

A spokesman for Abramovich declined to comment on the record about the Colorado overlap. The White House referred queries about the couples to a personal spokeswoman for Ivanka Trump. The spokeswoman, Risa Heller, initially indicated she would provide answers to questions about the Colorado overlap and recent contacts between the couples, but did not do so.

President Trump has reportedly sought security clearances for Kushner and Ivanka, who have taken on growing roles in his White House. For anyone else, a close personal relationship with the family of a top Putin confidant would present significant hurdles to obtaining security clearances, former high-ranking intelligence officials said, but political pressure to grant clearances to the president’s children would be likely to override any security concerns.

“Yes, such connections to Russia should matter for a clearance,” said Steve Hall, a former CIA Moscow station chief. “Question is, will they?”

“I don’t think the Trump family camp will have any trouble with security clearances, as long as there’s no polygraph involved,” said Milt Bearden, former chief of the CIA’s Eastern European division. “It’s absolutely crazy, but not going to be an issue.”

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With Washington abuzz about the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of Trump world’s relationship with Putin’s Kremlin, their overlapping networks remain the object of much scrutiny and fascination.

In March, the New York Times reported that Lazar had met last summer with the Trump administration’s special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt, then a lawyer for the Trump Organization. The men characterized the meeting as a normal part of Greenblatt’s campaign outreach to Jewish leaders and said it included general discussion of Russian society and anti-Semitism. The meeting was brokered by New York PR rep Joshua Nass, and Lazar has said he did not discuss that meeting with the Russian government.

In late January, Sater met with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to discuss a proposed Ukraine peace deal that would end U.S. sanctions on Russia, which Cohen then delivered to Trump’s then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House, according to the Times. Cohen has given varying accounts of the episode.

According to one Jewish Republican who said he sees Cohen “all the time” there, Cohen himself is a regular presence at the Midtown Chabad on Fifth Avenue, a dozen blocks south of Trump Tower and a half-dozen blocks south of his current office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Cohen disputed this, saying, “I’ve never been to a Chabad and I’ve never been to one in New York City either.” Cohen then said he last stepped foot in a Chabad over 15 years ago to attend a bris. He said the last Chabad-related event he attended was on March 16 at a hotel in Newark when he spoke at a dinner honoring Trump’s secretary of veterans affairs, David Shulkin. The dinner was hosted by the Rabbinical College of America, a Chabad organization.

To those unfamiliar with Russian politics, Trump’s world and Hasidic Judaism, all these Chabad links can appear confounding. Others simply greet them with a shrug.

“The interconnectedness of the Jewish world through Chabad is not surprising insofar as it’s one of the main Jewish players,” said Boteach. “I would assume that the world of New York real estate isn’t that huge either.”

Ben Schreckinger is a reporter for Politico.

Ecuadorean Embassy in London – BREAKING: “Julian Assange Out”!

BREAKING: Julian Assange Out!

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange is getting booted out from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and could be extradited into U.S. custody. Wikileaks played a huge role into exposing the Democrats and the DNC, showing a great deal of shady business from the Clintons and how the DNC rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders.
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WikiLeaks: Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of its embassy. Deporting him to Australia is one option

Updated 

Ecuador is hoping it can break a long impasse that has seen WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holed up in its London embassy for five years.

It is seeking a third-party mediator to broker a deal with the United Kingdom in an effort to find a way for Mr Assange, who is an Australian citizen, to leave their building.

Ecuador has been “considering and exploring the possibility of a mediation” to resolve the issue.

Why is Julian Assange in Ecuador’s UK embassy?

Mr Assange was accused of raping two women in Sweden in 2010 and was subsequently arrested in London.

He was released on bail whilst fighting extradition to Sweden, but after losing his appeal in 2012 he sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Mr Assange has been in the small embassy in Knightsbridge ever since.

Sweden has subsequently dropped all investigations against Mr Assange, but he continues to fear extradition to the United States.

His website WikiLeaks published leaked intelligence from the United States and although it has not sought his arrest, Mr Assange is concerned the US is still considering prosecuting him.

Why did he seek asylum with Ecuador?

Ecuador’s president at the time, Rafael Correa, was a vocal critic of the US and an ally of another high-profile US critic — Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.

Ms Assange had previously interviewed Mr Correa for a television program and the pair appeared to strike up a close rapport over their shared distrust of the US.

Mr Assange then chose Ecuador as his best option to seek asylum when he lost his appeal against extradition to Sweden.

So, is Ecuador now sick of its permanent house guest?

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, certainly seems keen to have Mr Assange out of the embassy.

“A person cannot live in those conditions forever,” she said.

Not only is it difficult having a permanent asylum seeker in the very small embassy, it leaves Ecuador with tricky diplomatic relations with all the other countries involved — the UK, the US and Sweden.

Ecuador is hoping an international dignitary with experience in negotiations can act as a mediator, or a country not currently involved in the diplomatic tussle.

What could happen to Julian Assange now?

ANU professor of international law, Don Rothwell, has been following the case closely.

He believes there are only a limited number of options that can be negotiated.

” As things stand at the moment, I think there is really only two prospects for him,” he said.

Those prospects are safe passage to Ecuador’s capital Quito, or deportation.

“Safe passage [could] be granted for him to go to Ecuador where he would continue to enjoy diplomatic asylum and protection,” Professor Don Rothwell said.

The problem for Mr Assange taking up Ecuador’s offer of asylum has been getting to the South American country.

The moment he leaves the embassy, the UK is likely to arrest him for breaching his bail conditions when he sought asylum after losing his appeal.

The UK could agree not arrest him and permit his transfer to an airport so he can be flown to Quito.

But the UK has long flagged its intention to arrest him for breaching his bail, and isn’t showing any signs of backing down.

In response the Ecuador’s latest move to seek mediation, a UK Government spokesman said: “The Government of Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice.”

“The other [option] is that he is deported to Australia,” Professor Rothwell said.

This option would involve Mr Assange leaving the Ecuadorian embassy, being arrested by the UK police and prosecuted for breaching his bail conditions.

“Under that scenario, he could be subject to a short period of incarceration in a UK jail,” Professor Rothwell said.

“He would then be considered to have breached UK law in violation of his immigration status and, as an Australian citizen, [be] deported back to Australia.”

If he was deported to Australia, could he still be sent to the US?

The US has never laid charges or sought his arrest for the publication of classified documents relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on the WikiLeaks website.

However, senior government office holders have been highly critical of Mr Assange in the past and he continues to fear prosecution.

Any mediated deal between Ecuador and the UK would likely have to address Mr Assange’s concerns.

But Professor Rothwell said there were limits in what assurances Mr Assange can be given.

“That is a very difficult matter for an Australian Government official to deal with… [given] there is no formal extradition request that has been made by the United States to Australia,” he said.

“If such a request was to be made, it would have to be dealt with by the normal procedures, which could ultimately see the matter go before the courts.”

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Malaysian Government starts crowdfunding to help reduce the country’s staggering debt

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Malaysia has set up a fund for members of the public to donate cash to help the new Government repay its hefty national debt, the finance ministry says, providing a bank account number for deposits.

Key points:

  • A private fundraising initiative Please Help Malaysia! received more than $4,640
  • The Malaysia Hope Fund would provide a transparent platform to manage all public donations
  • The ministry provided the name of a local bank and an account number for contributions

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has made it a priority to cut Malaysia’s debts and liabilities — estimated at 1 trillion ringgit ($AU332.5 billion) or 80 per cent of GDP — after taking into account Government guarantees and other payments.

The Government has blamed economic mismanagement and corruption under former scandal-tainted leader Najib Razak and the long-ruling coalition that was ousted by a surprise defeat in a May 9 national election.

The move comes after a private fundraising initiative Please Help Malaysia! received more than $US3,500 ($4,640) of donations on website GoGetFunding in a campaign to help the south-east Asian country reduce debt.

“There are many Malaysians who were willing to donate to the Government when they found out how bad our country’s financial situation is,” Dr Mahathir said.

“We welcome their patriotic stand”.

The finance ministry said in a statement the Malaysia Hope Fund would provide a systematic and transparent platform to manage all public donations.

The ministry provided the name of a local bank and an account number for contributions which it said must be made in cash denominated in the local currency.

“Due to the recent economic development and the growing concern among the rakyat [people] on the country’s current debt position, there are signs of awareness from the rakyat to lend their support to the Government,” the finance ministry said in a statement.

The move is unusual for a government but it comes as a response to a crowdfunding campaign started recently by a Malaysian to help settle the staggering Government debt.

The election victory by Dr Mahathir’s alliance inspired patriotic sentiment among many citizens who have expressed pride on social media about being part of a new Malaysia that is free from graft and race politics.

In her fundraising campaign Nik Shazarina Bakti, 27, said Malaysians in the past had given jewellery, money and valuables to help raise funds in seeking independence from Britain.

“This time, we are doing it. We can tell our children and grandchildren of this initiative that we all took part in to save Negaraku [my country] Malaysia,” she said.

The Government has said it will axe a multi-billion-dollar high-speed railway project to Singapore and review other large-scale infrastructure projects, mainly Chinese investment, to cut costs.

It has also reopened an investigation into a massive corruption scandal at the 1MDB state investment fund set up by Mr Najib when he took power in 2009 but partly blamed for the rising debt.

The 1MDB fund accumulated billions in debts and is being investigated in the US and several other countries.

US investigators said Mr Najib’s associates stole and laundered at least $US4.5 billion ($AU5.97 billion) from the fund.

Mr Najib, who denies any wrongdoing, and his wife have been barred from leaving the country pending the investigation.

While Mr Mahathir’s Government has made it a priority to get a handle on debts — pledging to axe some Government agencies and cut ministers’ salaries — it is also withdrawing a goods and services tax this week which will hurt Government revenues.

Reuters/AP

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Mossad: Next Phase of War between Israel and Iran. US Will Take “Firm and Appropriate Measures” against Upcoming Syrian Offensive in South against Al-Qaeda and ISIS

Reuters 28 May 2018  Israel called on Monday for its arch-foe Iran to be denied any military presence in Syria, after Russia said Damascus’ forces alone should control Syrian territory near the Israeli and Jordanian borders.

DEBKAfile 27 May 2018: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday during the weekly cabinet meeting that “the battle against Iran has not ended yet.” He added: “We are acting to prevent the Iranians from achieving a nuclear weapon, establishing their military in Syria and transferring weapons to Lebanon.”

DEBKAfile (mossad) 28 May 2018Israel is broadening the scope of its war on Iran and Hizballah in Syria to additional regions and even possibly outside its boundaries. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spelled this out at Israel’s weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, May 27: “We are working to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons…against Iran’s consolidated military presence against us… and operating against the transfer of deadly weapons from Syria to Lebanon or their manufacture in Lebanon. All of these weapons are for use against the State of Israel and it is our right – based on the right of self-defense – to prevent their manufacture or transfer.”

A day earlier, the authoritative Asharq Al-Awsat reported: ”Tel Aviv has informed Moscow about its decision to ‘expand the scope of its red lines’ in Syria by preventing Iran from consolidating its military presence and that of its militias, including Hezbollah, across all Syrian territories, and not just in the south.” This publication is linked to the Saudi royal house and when it cites “Western diplomatic sources,” it must be presumed to have checked with the Saudi strongman Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman before going into print.

Israel’s military effort – usually unacknowledged – was confined hitherto to operations against Iranian bases, command centers and weapons deliveris in southern and central Syria, or against facilities shared by Hizballah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards units. All the signs, therefore, indicate that, henceforth, Israel’s operations are to be broadened in range up to the Syrian-Iraqi border and in the west up the Lebanese border, possibly impinging on Syria’s neighbors. This would tie in with the fact that Iranian forces in eastern Syria depend on fighting strength and supplies coming in from the pro-Iranian Shiite militias in Iraq, while in the west, they are heavily supported by Hizballah from Lebanon.

This shift marks the onset of the next stage of Israel’s military campaign for eradicating Iran’s military presence in Syria after the first four-month stage, which began in February, had run its course. This may never be acknowledged in full, but the fact is that IDF operation seriously disabled Iran’s deployments and command centers in areas ranging from around Damascus up to the Israeli border in the southeast, as well as knocking out Iranian radar and air defense capabilities. Extensive damage was also caused to important Iranian arms consignments of long-range Fatteh 330 surface missiles and advanced mobile anti-air Bavar-373 missiles, the Iran-made version of the Russian S-300. But still, Tehran has been able to preserve the backbone of its military command formations in Syria and they are fully operational.

The exact date for the next phase to begin is impossible to establish for sure. Maybe it already has, with the strike on the military airport near Hama on May 18, which was conducted by a ground force rather than the air; or the air strike on Friday, May 25, on Dabaa Military Airbase where Hizballah and foreign pro-Iranian militiamen were housed. Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah later accused Israeli warplanes of this attack. Neither Iran nor Hizballah appears yet to have decided how to come to grips with the second stage of the Israeli offensive in Syria – especially when their main backer, Moscow, has been put in the picture by Israel.

Haaretz 28 May 2018:  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that only Syrian government troops should have a presence on the country’s southern border which is close to Jordan and Israel, the RIA news agency reported.  

Breitbart 27 May 2018: The U.S. State Department is warning the regime of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad that the U.S. will take “firm and appropriate measures,”if al-Assad violates a ceasefire deal in the southern province of Deraa.

The U.S. warning was triggered when Syrian aircraft dropped leaflets on Deraa, threatening a military offensive. One of the leaflets includes a picture showing lined up bodies, saying, “This is the inevitable fate of anyone who insists on carrying arms.”

Activist Post 28 May 2018: In an apparent attempt to remove all pretense that the United States is nothing more than al-Qaeda’s Air Force in Syria, the American government is warning its Syrian counterpart that, if the SAA moves ahead with its upcoming southern offensive to remove ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists from its southern borders, the U.S. will take firm and appropriate measures.

In other words, the United States is telling Syria that it had better not attack ISIS forces or else. Indeed, American “Firm and appropriate measures” seems like a very thinly veiled threat of military action particularly since the United States seems incapable of taking any “measures” that aren’t “kinetic” in nature outside of its borders.

Sputnik 28 May 2018:  The United States occupies a 34-mile zone around its military base in al-Tanf, where the US  trains and equips armed Syrian opposition forces. and here. And Israel pays them  and takes care of their wounded.

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Memorial Day Is Based on a Lie

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Today, Memorial Day, Americans across the land will hear the same message: that U.S. soldiers who have died in America’s foreign wars and foreign interventions have done so in the defense of our rights and freedoms. It is a message that will be heard in sporting events, memorial services, airports, churches, and everywhere else that Memorial Day is being commemorated.

There is one big thing wrong, however. It’s a lie. None of those soldiers died protecting our rights and freedoms. That’s because our rights and freedoms were never being threatened by the enemy forces that killed those soldiers.

Let’s work our way backwards.

Syria. The Syrian government has never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who has died in Syria was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

Niger. The Niger government has never invaded the United States and tried to take away our freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who has died in Niger was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

Iraq. The Iraq government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who has died in Iraq was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

Afghanistan. The Afghan government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who has died in Afghanistan was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms. Even al-Qaeda never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Its terrorist attacks, including the one on 9/11, were retaliation for U.S. interventionism in the Middle East.

Panama. The Panama government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who died in Panama was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

Grenada. The Grenada government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who died in Grenada was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

Vietnam. The North Vietnam government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who died in Vietnam was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

Korea. The North Korean government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who died in Korea was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

World War II.

The Japanese government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who died in the Pacific theater in World War II was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms. The Japanese attack on U.S. Naval forces on Hawaii was intended solely to prevent the U.S. Navy from interfering with Japanese attempts to acquire oil in the Dutch East Indies in response to President Roosevelt’s oil embargo, whose aim was to provoke the Japanese into attacking the United States so that the U.S. could get into the European part of war.

The German government never invaded the United States and try to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who died in the European theater in World War II was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms. Germany wasn’t even able to cross the English Channel to invade England, much less the Atlantic Ocean to invade the United States. In fact, the last thing that Germany wanted was war with the United States, as reflected by Germany’s refusal to react to President Roosevelt’s repeated provocations to get Germany to attack the United States. Germany only declared war on the United States after FDR successfully provoked the Japanese into attacking the U.S. Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor, in the hope that this would provide a back door to entry into the war in Europe.

World War I. The German government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any U.S. soldier who died in World War I was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms, especially given the ridiculous aims of U.S. intervention into the war: to “end all wars” and to “make the world safe for democracy,” a word that isn’t even in the U.S. Constitution. In fact, it is perversely ironic that it was U.S. interventionism into the conflict that contributed to the rise of Nazi Germany and World War II.

The Spanish-American War. The Spanish government never invaded the United States and tried to take away our rights and freedoms. Therefore, any soldier who died in the Spanish-American War was not killed protecting our rights and freedoms.

So, why the lie? Why keep saying that U.S. soldiers have died protecting our rights and freedoms?

Because the truth is too embarrassing and too shameful, especially when one is an ardent supporter of all or some of these foreign wars and interventions. It’s easier to salve one’s conscience by simply buying into the lie, a lie, needless to say, that is advanced in every public (i.e., government) school across the land.

The idea is that if everyone is made to believe the lie, then everything is fine.

That’s one big reason why statists resent us libertarians. We don’t countenance the lie. We speak the truth. None of those U.S. soldiers who are being honored today died protecting our rights and freedoms because the forces that killed them were never trying to take away our rights and freedoms.

Libertarians are much like therapists. We cause people to face truth and reality. But the problem is that all too many people don’t want truth and reality. They like living the life of the lie. It’s comfortable. It’s safe. It enables them to continue supporting the foreign wars and interventions and thanking the troops for protecting our rights and freedoms, even if it isn’t so.

Oftentimes, people go a real therapist to figure out why they are feeling depressed, despondent, or anxious. After one or two visits, however, many of them quit and run for the hills. That’s because the therapist is causing them to confront the truth and reality regarding their personal situation. But that’s not what they want. They want to be healed without having to confront their life of the lie and their denial of reality.

It’s the same with so many Americans who continue to support foreign wars and foreign interventions. You can see it especially at big sporting events, where the public-address announcer asks everyone to stand up and honor the troops who are protecting our rights and freedoms. Most everyone immediately rises and, practically with tears in his eyes, begins cheering. The same lie is repeated in church pulpits across the land. The congregation dutifully recites, “Let us pray for the troops, who are protecting our rights and freedoms.”

Meanwhile, there is mass drug addiction and alcoholism across the land. Ever-rising suicide rates. Mass murders for unexplained reasons. All this mostly by people who spent 12 years of their lives, six hours a day, five days a week, being molded and formed by government officials in public schools.

Add to all that the loss of liberty that Americans have suffered at the hands of their own government, which now wields the omnipotent power to assassinate them, incarcerate them without trial, torture them, and secretly spy on them, all with the aim of protecting their rights and freedoms. And with hardly anyone noticing how perversely ironic all this is, especially on Memorial Day, when so many Americans are honoring the troops who, they are convinced, died protecting our rights and freedoms.

It’s what a life of the lie — a life that denies reality — does to a society.

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Israel at Seventy: Symbol of War, Racism, Reaction

Featured image: May 12 vigil in South Africa supporting the Great March of Return in Gaza. (Source: BDS South Africa)

The settler state of Israel turns 70 on May 14. In imperialist capitals, especially Israel and the U.S., this state built on the bones of the Palestinian people will be praised and celebrated. The U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem the same day.

It is a state built on lies.

The people of the world have a different assessment of Israel at 70. It is a pariah state and international outlaw; a dog of war armed and unleashed by the Pentagon; a symbol of war, of racism and apartheid, and of reaction. It is a danger to all people of the region, including Israelis.

The continued struggle of the Palestinian people is most responsible for shattering the colonizer’s illusions.

A dog of war unleashed by the U.S.

More than anything, Israel is an agent of war, since its formation.

Just a day after the Trump administration exited the Nuclear Accord with Iran, in a coordinated move, Israel violated the sovereign borders of Syria and bombed what it called “Iranian positions” there. The provocative nature of these attacks, and bombings days later, were to draw Syria and its allies into an escalating conflict. Israel’s internal name for its strikes—“Chess.”

Israel has attacked all bordering countries, some, like Lebanon, repeatedly and for decades. It occupied or annexed all of historic Palestine and territory from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and Jordan. This not because it had to do so to survive. It is because imperialism backed the formation of Israel on stolen Palestinian land, not as a homeland for Jewish people but as an agent of war against Arab independence. The Holocaust survivors who populated it were meant to fight and die for imperialism. To this end, the U.S. has given this country of 8.5 million people $254 billions (2016 dollars) since its formation. Most of this is in sophisticated offensive weapons and spy equipment. Israel has been constantly at war with its neighbors for the benefit of U.S. imperialism.

War ‘games’ with US prepare for more aggression

More aggression appears to be in the works. In mid-March, the U.S. and Israel participated in joint training war games called “Juniper Cobra.” Thousands of U.S. and Israeli soldiers prepared for the simultaneous launch of thousands of rockets against Israel from Lebanon, Syria, Iran and even Gaza. U.S. Army’s European Command said that if there is a need for them U.S. soldiers would arrive in Israel within two or three days.”

In September, Israel  simulated an invasion of Lebanon targeting Hezbollah. This was Israel’s largest military drill in 20 years, involving all branches of the Israeli military.

The secret war on Syria

For six years, Israel has waged a secret war on Syria. In August, Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. General Amir Eshel said Israel had launched nearly 100 strikes in Syria since 2012.  Many of these gave air cover for Al Nusra, an al Qaeda affiliate fighting to dismember Syria. Israel also gives them medical support. The Israeli military acknowledges giving medical treatment to 1,000 al Nusra fighters since 2011.

An apartheid state

Israel has issued murderous assaults twice on Gaza and blockaded it for 11 years. It it steadily annexing the West Bank, and regularly arrests and jails activists for indeterminate periods. Israel has declared Israel itself to be an exclusively Jewish state, when 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Palestinian. It prevents Palestinian refugees from returning to their lands and homes simply because they are not Jewish. Members of the African National Congress have described what they saw in occupied Palestine as worse than South African apartheid.

Racism is not only directed against Palestinians. The Israeli government is taking steps to expel to Africa, tens of thousands of migrants, most of them from Eritrea and Sudan. Known as Israel’s “Dreamers,” many are children who have known no other home and grew up speaking Hebrew.

No democracy, no Jewish ‘homeland’

Israel claims to be a democracy and a Jewish homeland. This “democracy” published in  January a list of 20 human rights organizations whose members would be banned from the country. This included Jewish groups like Jewish Voice for Peace that support some form of Palestinian rights.

A state that claims to be a refuge from anti-Semitism has twisted the definition of the term to include those who oppose the policies of the Netanyahu regime, many of them war crimes. It has launched an international campaign to get other governments to accept this patently false definition and make it legally binding. This is aimed at the movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel, which calls for an end to the occupation of Palestine, equal rights for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the right of return for all Palestinian refugees to their homes.

In the U.S., both Democratic and Republican legislatures have happily complied. Such a bill is currently pending before the U.S. Congress, and 23 states have pass laws outlawing BDS as “anti-Semitic.”

There are other indications of the cynicism and opportunism of the Israeli government. Of all the segments within the U.S. elite, the Netanyahu regime is most closely aligned with the religious ultra-right and the neo-cons, known for their virulent racism and anti-Semitism,

Class character of Israeli state exposed

It is also aligned with the most reactionary, repressive and anti-democratic forces in the Arab world—the Saudi Arabian regime and the Gulf states.

Steadfastness and struggle become objective factors

After the expulsion of 800,000 Palestinians in 1948, Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion,said,

“The old will die and the young will forget.”

This was an illusion.

Seventy years after the indigenous population was driven from Palestinian and Israel proclaimed in its place, the Palestinian struggle for human and national rights has been passed down for three generations. It is viable, vibrant and growing.

The justice of the Palestinian cause is clearer than ever on the international arena. The steadfastness of the Palestinian people, seen now in the “Great March of Return” on the Gaza border, inspires the whole world.

The Syrian people, too, after seven years of war, remain determined to defend their country and way of life. After the U.S. bombed Syria on April 13, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in defiance.

The U.S. and Israel may be planning more attacks, but that does not mean they will have the final say. The determination and resilience of the oppressed make their struggle an objective force. And it will not be defeated by missiles, snipers or bombs.

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This article was originally published on Liberation News.

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Salisbury Medical team that saved the Skripals admits no prior experience with treating patients with exposure to nerve agents

This team learns quick, and has to definitely be considered among the world’s best

The medical team at the Salisbury hospital which treated the Skripals, and Police Officer Bailey, has come out about their experience in treating this case.

They admit that their experience with treating patients who have been exposed to military grade nerve agents, prior to Bailey and the Skripals, was zero.

But somehow, an exposure that usually kills people almost immediately after contact, in this case, not only failed in doing so, but the successful, miraculous, treatment by this medical team managed to release not one, not two, but threepatients with exposure to Novichok class nerve agent exposure without significant, lasting, physical damage, at least insofar as has been reported or indicated.

This team learns quick, and has to definitely be considered among the world’s best.

Euronews reports:

When two Russians were poisoned in the sleepy English cathedral city of Salisbury, the community was faced with a unique and unknown threat. A highly toxic, military-grade nerve agent had been used to try and kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

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The Fraught Cold War History of http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/novichok-has-long-overshadowed-moscow-washington-relations-a-1204481.html 

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The attack on former spy Sergei Skripal thrust the nerve agent Novichok into the spotlight. For many, it was the first time they had heard of the poison, but it has long been a bone of contention…

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Written off for dead, they were saved by staff at the local hospital.

“When we first were aware this was a nerve agent, we were expecting them not to survive. We would try all our therapies. We would ensure the best clinical care. But all the evidence was there that they would not survive,” says Salisbury Hospital’s Intensive Care consultant Dr. Stephen Jukes.

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Shomething to hide…?
What better way to obstruct any future @OPCW probe into source of used on Sergei & Yulia than to bulldoze the Russian research facility that the UK suspects of having produced the stuff https://twitter.com/sarahrainsford/status/989830643172495360 

“There was a real concern as to how big could this get. Have we just gone from having two index patients to having something that actually could become all-consuming and involve many casualties? Because we really didn’t know at that point,” says Salisbury’s Director of Nursing Lorna Wilkinson.

“We have a total world experience of treating three patients for the effects of Novichok poisoning. And I think it’s safe to say we’re still learning,” concludes Salisbury’s Medical Director Dr. Christine Blanshard.

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UK ­says “former” 🇷🇺spy “Gordon” aka Mihails Savickis was behind the ­attack on Sergei .

“He is a very intelligent, educated, ambitious & RUTHLESS person…handsome & personable & was quickly able to win a stranger’s trust.”😳https://www.unian.info/world/10090301-fsb-s-active-reserve-officer-codenamed-gordon-main-salisbury-suspect-media.html 

FSB’s “active reserve officer” codenamed “Gordon” main Salisbury suspect – media

Gordon has used the cover of a ­successful businessman in the security industry. He was a captain in the KGB before joining the FSB after the Cold War ended.

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The Skripals managed to survive long enough to have a beer and a casual lunch before taking a stroll in the park, where they were found unresponsive on a bench.

The police, who apparently, and correctly, presumed that this was due to a nerve agent attack, ordered procedures to be followed throughout the area and transported the Skripals to the hospital, where the staff expertly treated the Skripals in a manner consistent with with exposure to military grade nerve agents, saving their lives, and that of one police officer.

Truly a miraculous feat for a medical team which didn’t have experience with such a dire and exceedingly rare situation.

Henceforward, this is why if something ever happens to me and I’m found unresponsive, I’m wearing a medical bracelet giving instructions to fly me straight to Salisbury, because they are capable of miraculous results.


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Russia Opposes Initiative to Convene OPCW Conference Over Skripal Case – Mission

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia opposes the initiative of several countries to convene a session of the Conference of State Parties (CSP) at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, as it considers it to be untimely, the Russian mission to the organization said Friday.

Earlier in the day, the United Kingdom formally asked the OPCW to convene a conference of member states of the Chemical Weapons Convention in response to recent chemical attacks.

“The Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons strongly opposes the initiative of Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, the UK and the US to convene a special session of the Conference of State Parties (CSP). Taking into consideration the complexity of the situation at the OPCW we consider such an initiative as untimely and harmful to the Organization,” the statement read.

READ MORE: Yulia Skripal Speaks – But There Are Still More Questions Than Answers

Last week, 33 countries, mainly Western states and their allies, called for holding a special session of the OPCW Conference of the States Parties in June, citing the need to uphold the global ban on chemical weapons. The news came in the wake of an alleged chemical attack in Syrian Douma and poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK city of Salisbury.

“The Russian party expresses its concern about the fact that the group of countries has decided not to make any efforts to lead the Organization out of the crisis and to work within the uniting agenda using the full potential of the review process but to convene a special CSP. We are certain that under the outwardly neutral wording of the agenda calling upon the upholding the global ban against chemical weapons use stands nothing more than concrete political goals leading to the further politicization of the Organization and widening of the split among its members,” the statement said.

READ MORE: Moscow Casts Doubt on Veracity of Yulia Skripal’s Reuters Interview

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said earlier in May that the real rationale behind the initiative to call a special OPCW session was the continuation of the anti-Russian and anti-Syrian campaigns.The situation around Syria escalated in the wake of the alleged chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma near Damascus, which reportedly took place on April 7. The alleged attack prompted the United Kingdom, France, and the United States to fire over 100 missiles on what they called the Syrian government’s chemical weapons sites, since the Western states accused Damascus of using hazardous substances against civilians. The claim has been firmly denied by the Syrian government.

READ MORE: West ‘Fears Economically Prosperous Russia Above All’ – Scholar

On March 4, Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping mall in Salisbury. The UK authorities have blamed Russia for attempting to assassinate the Skripals with what is believed by London to be the A234 nerve agent. Russia has denied having any role in the poisoning, pointing to the lack of evidence provided by London to substantiate its accusations.


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New Israeli Citizen Abramovich Needs UK Work Permit to Manage His Chelsea FC

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Gaining Israeli citizenship seemingly represents quite a few challenges for the Russian tycoon when doing business on British soil.

Roman Abramovich, who now holds an Israeli passport, will be allowed to visit the UK for up to half a year, but will have to apply for a work permit to be able to do business there, a spokesperson for the British government said.

Abramovich, who has owned London’s Chelsea soccer club since 2003, flew to Israel on his private jet earlier this week and was granted an identity card under the so-called Law of Return, which enables Jews to come to live in their homeland.

Following the move, the 51-year-old Russian-Jewish tycoon, worth roughly $11.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine, automatically became the richest person in Israel. Separately, under Israeli regulations, he will not need to declare his sources of income earned abroad for the last 10 years, nor pay taxes on it.

The decision to move to Israel coincided with visa complications recently experienced by Abramovich in Britain: his previous visa expired and, according to media reports, his next permit was delayed. Also, he may have been asked to reveal his sources of wealth to British authorities to be granted a new visa to live and work in Britain.

In the wake of the alleged poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, the UK, the Brits have been closely monitoring Russian businessmen and diplomats coming to and from the country. Amid increased scrutiny and a tightening of visa regulations, Abramovich, who had attended nearly every Chelsea game since 2003, missed Chelsea’s Football Association Cup final win against Manchester United earlier in May.

From 2000 to 2008, Roman Abramovich served as governor of Russia’s far-eastern Chukotka peninsular and injected millions of dollars in investments to the distant region. In 2005, he sold his major stake in oil giant Sibneft to the Russian state company Gazprom and has since focused on his legal business activities in Britain.

READ MORE: Israeli Company Offers Insurance in Case of Missile Attack Amid Gaza Tensions

Talpiot Program: Database Terrorism for Israeli World Domination (updated)

Unit 8200, the NSA is a joke in comparison

The Mueller investigation has turned from Russia to Israel.  Russia can’t run “troll farms,” nobody speaks English, while in Israel, for decades, US aid has financed troll farms that dominate Wikipedia and Facebook and fill comment boards around the world with smears and insults.

Their targets?  Elon Musk who won’t turn his company over to them, George Soros, the world’s primary anti-Zionist who is continually smeared by IDF Unit 8200 as a “Zionist Jew,” a message picked up and traveled across the sewer of the internet by the same assholes that believed Pizzagate and Jade Helm.

They not only gave you Trump, they gave you “W” as well, watch both videos, to the extent your attention span allows, and see why the US military is totally castrated.

See why Putin kisses Benny’s ass.

Learn why the US is now forced to go analog or surrender.

The story of the massive Israeli run cybercrime business model, make the virus, offer the cure and kill the patient.  This is the story of Google’s war on VT and their network of Jigsaw and IdeaGroup organizations and the very real threat of world dominance by a criminal sub-elite.

How Israel backdoored everything:

 

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The Talpiot Program is the Key to Understanding Israel’s Power

I do not agree with Brendon O’Connell on many things, but he still puts out very important information and has suffered for it.

Netanyahu can get away with murder because Israel controls the worlds high technology sector – over and above even the US. That “American” you see “controlling” something? He or she is an American Jew or Zionist, dual national Israeli American citizen. Israel rules. Until we target specifically this control of the high technology sector and specifically The Talpiot Program, we will all continue to wonder how Israel gets away with all it does. It is a racist state of the most odious kind. But who will stand up to them? From medical nanotechnology to cybersecurity to private hacking companies to military technology to police databases, banking, finance and medical – Israel runs them all.

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Israel bill to limit Palestinians’ access to High Court passes first reading

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Israeli politicians waved through a bill that would limit Palestinians’ access to the High Court last night, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The bill would prevent many cases, including those of housing demolitions and Israeli land grabbing offences, from reaching the High Court, instead redirecting them to district courts in the occupied West Bank.

Right-wing politicians stated that the bill would reduce the number of complaints pertaining to land ownership that are often filed by Palestinians and left-wing organisations in the aftermath of settler occupation.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, a supporter of the bill, rejoiced in its passing of the first reading.

“The move will also reduce the heavy burden imposed on the High Court of Justice,” she said adding that the High Court “handles more than 2,000 petitions each year, and should reject many of them outright.”

Critics however argued that the bill was a step towards annexation of the West Bank, by expanding the power of district courts outside of Israeli sovereignty.

Read: Palestinians call to save their homes from Israeli demolition orders

Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni expressed concern that the move would strengthen the argument that Palestinians should have the right to vote in Israel, as has been suggested as part of the one-state solution.

Shaked defended the bill, stating that in the case of land ownership claims, it would place the burden of proof on the Palestinians filing the case, not the Israeli settlers.

The bill will also refer other issues to the lower court, such as restraining orders and Israel entry permits.

Israel has long sought to annex the occupied West Bank to preserve the illegal settlements in the area, but has struggled with what the fate of Palestinians would be.

Earlier this month, Israel’s deputy defence minister, MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, claimed that Israel could annex the entirety of the occupied West Bank, without giving its Palestinian residents the right to vote.

“The clear and absolute thing is that we are here in the Land of Israel and we are not afraid of any attempts to frighten us,” he said. “They want to scare us that maybe soon we will not be a majority and therefore we have to abandon Judea and Samaria [the West Bank]. This is a grave mistake.”

Read: Lieberman: Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank

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The Apartheid System in Israel Shows It’s Face Again


Jewish boy is against Israel and is arrested in Jerusalem


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‘Who do you think owns the press?’ Elon Musk tweet attracts barrage of anti-Semitic comments Published time: 28 May,

'Who do you think owns the press?' Elon Musk tweet attracts barrage of anti-Semitic comments
Elon Musk is being accused of anti-Semitism by some social media users after the Tesla chief’s Twitter response to a journalist amid a growing conflict with the media.

The founder of an online publication The Online, Joshua Topolsky, asked Musk: Do you think it’s in the interest of powerful people to A: support a free press that exposes their lies, or B: tear it down so their lies are easier to tell?”

Musk responded: “Who do you think *owns* the press? Hello.”

The entrepreneur was non-specific and opted not to answer dozens of follow up questions left by enraged Twitter users. On Sunday, NBC News reporter Ben Collins, who was present at the onset of the brawl, tweeted that Musk’s comment attracted lots of anti-Semitic responses, calling on the Tesla boss to condemn them.

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‘The idea that ‘s Model 3 supposed to be car for everyone is kind of laughable’ – analytic https://on.rt.com/95qw 

Tesla’s once-affordable $35,000 Model 3 could now cost you $78,000 — RT Business News

Electric car producer Tesla has ditched the idea of selling its first ‘mass-market’ car Model 3 for $35,000 and instead will sell its upgraded version for $78,000, company CEO Elon Musk announced on…

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Last week, Musk declared war on the media, pledging to launch a website that would allow people to rate the credibility of journalists, editors and publications. The businessman planned to call the new pet project “Pravda” – the Russian word for “truth.”

Later, Musk tweeted that he had failed to buy the domain to register a website of the same name. While commenting on that fact, the entrepreneur confused Ukraine and Russia and got a barrage of angry replies saying “Ukraine is not Russia!” in his timeline.

Joshua Topolsky

@joshuatopolsky

You’re very smart so I want you to think about this for a second. Do you think it’s in the interest of powerful people to A: support a free press that exposes their lies, or B: tear it down so their lies are easier to tell? Now ask yourself why the polls would look bad.

Elon Musk

@elonmusk

Who do you think *owns* the press? Hello.

The businessman finally purchased the domain “Pravduh.com.” The step was also met with some indignation as tweeter users asked why he hadn’t chosen Pravda.org.

Musk’s growing frustration with the media comes amid recent reports about braking problems of Tesla’s Model 3 sedan. Moreover, in April Bloomberg reported that Tesla was losing $6,500 a minute and it could fail before the end of the year. There has also been a proposal to unseat him and remove his relative from Tesla’s board.

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

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Jewish Defence league

A Sunday Morning Email from someone claiming to be from the JDL-UPDATED

Someone claiming to hail from Tel Aviv and from the terrorist organization Jewish Defense League sent the following to me this Sunday morning–

In the middle of the last century, Jews had no means of defending themselves against the hatred that they were subjected to, but that was a long time ago. In the 21st Century, we have the right and the means to defend ourselves when we are attacked, and we always do so with extreme resourcefulness and prejudice. To you, the world might seem like a big place, but to us it is very small. We deal with our enemies in Idaho as easily as anywhere else in the world.

There are three things that you must remember: The saying that we live by is Never Again; our hatred of Nazi filth like you is even stronger than your hatred of us; we didn’t choose you as an enemy, you chose us.

The Jewish Defense League

the-jdl@live.com

To which I responded as follows–

The ‘hatred’ the Jews were subjected to was the natural consequence of the hatred they dished out to Gentiles. 
 
Remember just as in Egypt of the Old Testament, where the first act of ‘anti-Semitism’ was the result of Jewish chicanery when Abraham sold his wife Sarah into prostitution to the Pharaoh, promising her as a virgin, and upon Pharoah finding out that he had been snookered and subsequently kicked both of them out of his country, likewise with you and your ‘persecuted’ people, it has been a case of ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’.
 
Your threats mean nothing to me, and the fact that you would use a fake ‘jdl’ email address tells me everything I need to know about you. As you know all too well, the Jews are basically cowards at heart and will only fight when their victims are innocent men, women and children who can’t fight back, such as in Gaza.
 
You wanna be a tough guy? Come out to Idaho and I’ll show you how weak the Jewish Defense League is compared to the Gentile Defense League.
 
Shalom
 
mg
UPDATE–Our tough guy wannabe has resurfaced with another communique–
From: Jewish Defense League <the-jdl@live.com>
To: mrkglenn@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 7:23 AM
Subject: RE: Greetings From Tel Aviv
No, I don’t ‘remember’ Egypt of the Old Testament, but clearly you remember it better than the history of this world over the last 65 years if you think that Jews are cowards. But the again, nazi boys like you have a habit of reinventing history and creating fantasies in order to justify the hatred that consumes you. It’s what you do, it’s how you live your sick, hate-filled, worthless lives.And thank you for your invitation to ‘come out to Idaho’. We know exactly where you live and intend to take you up on your kind offer – sooner than you think. In our experience, the nazi boys who are big and brave when hiding behind the security of their computer screens usually squeal like frightened pigs when they receive the justice that their crimes against the Jewish people have brough upon them. You will be no different, and we will see who is the real coward at heart. As you say ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’, and you will choke on those words.
And to which I have duly responded with–
Hold on, let me get my kleenex here….
 
BOO HOO HOO HOO HOO HOO……..
 
Hey, big, tough ‘JDL’ guy, why not give us your real name, real face, and tell us where YOU live, if indeed you are NOT a coward? You can’t even use a real email address, pussy.
 
‘Nazi’, man talk about a 1-track mind. Hitler was your best friend, because without him you would not have any juice in your batteries.
 
Hey, while I got ya on the line, what do you think about Jesus? What do you think about the recent actions of Ben Ari in Israel, where he tore up a copy of the New Testament and threw it in the garbage? 
 
Oh, and by the way, I WILL be taking your email address and IP info to the FBI office in the morning, as you have made a direct threat against me and against my family. Let’s see how tough you are when you get a knock on the door and a couple of suits are there asking questions.
 
‘but, but, but,but,that wasn’t ME, MR. FBI GUY…NO, NO, IT WAS MY COUSIN SHLOMO…HE IS SUCH A PRACTICAL JOKER. REALLY, WE ARE JUST PEACE-LOVING PEOPLE WHO DON’T MEAN NO HARM TO NO ONE…’
 
Waiting with baited breath for pics, a residential address and a real name, Mr. Tough guy wannabe.
 

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UPDATE–our JDL wannabe is backwith the following–

From: Jewish Defense League <the-jdl@live.com>
To: mrkglenn@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 8:43 AM
Subject: RE: Greetings From Tel Aviv

Calm down nazi boy, you sound like a child in a grip of a sugar rush. I’m more than happy to tell you who I am, and no, you wont be getting a residential address. You might be happy to infect your daughter Stefania (and probably your other chilren?) with your sick, twisted ideology, but I don’t want my family exposed to scum like you. Believe me, it’s for your own safety.So…you want to know who I am? My name is Danny Levi, born and bred in Israel (Tel Aviv), and have been living in Seattle for the last 17 years. Came over here originally to do my graduate degree at Seattle University (yep, a Catholic/Jesuit seat of learning that has a thriving Jewish Student Union – bet that makes you sick) after serving in the IDF – and ended up staying in the USA.

My family’s heritage is Polish on my mother’s side, and Russian on my father’s. Both of my maternal grandparents were murdered by your ideological soulmates during the Holocaust (y’know, the Holocaust that never happened), and I fight against filth like you in their memory. I am not a religious man; in fact, I am an atheist. However, you should never mistake that for a renunciation of my race/religion. Jews are a ‘people’, irrespective of whether each of us as individuals chooses to believe in god. I have a great career and a wonderful family, but the work that I do for the JDL (on behalf of every Jew in this world) is equally as important. As long as scum like you challenge our right to exist in this world (you have referred to us as a “cancer”), then I and my colleagues will bring justice to your door. We will then see who the coward is. I have met many lowlifes like you over the last few years – full of brave words, sneers and insults in cyber space. It’s funny that I never hear those brave words, sneers and insults when I introduce myself to your pathetic, cowardly kind.

And by all means call the FBI. In fact, I would welcome it. I can assure you that they will not protect a piece of nazi filth like you – I have been down this road many times before. The FBI field office that covers your area is actually in Salt Lake City and their telephone number is (801) 579-1400. Get a case ID from them, let me know what it is, and I will happily make contact with them and explain the situation.

Keep ranting Mr Glenn, it will make our meeting that much sweeter.

Danny Levi

http://www.facebook.com/danny.levi.777

to which my response was as follows–

The only ‘nazi’ boy here is the AshkeNAZI on the other side of this email, who believes he is part of the Master Race and who advocates holocausts against untermenschen he does not like.

‘Sick twisted ideology?’ I don’t follow a cult mindset that preaches supremacism and genocide of ‘the other’. You do however. Typical Jewish projectionism and denial.

I knew when a good 30 minutes went by without you responding that you went to work doing ‘research’ so that you could come up with a believable story that might throw the dogs off the scent. Again, typical Jewish behavior–‘by way of deception…’

I believe you are ‘Daniel Levi’ from Israel like I believe the rest of your nonsense about being God’s chosen people. I think you are a pussy who is too much a coward to use his real name, real face, real address, and other criteria that can then be used by law enforcement to track him down.

Oh, and by the way, Coeur D’Alene has its own FBI office, so your business about ‘Salt Lake City’ (attempting to create the image that you actually know what you are talking about) is irrelevant. I CAN tell you this though–the SA at the CdA office who handles cases such as yours is named Brent Gunnerson, and I have dealt with him in the past and assuming he has not been moved to a new post, I will be speaking with him again tomorrow.

Hey, by the way, I thought you said you are in Tel Aviv, not Seattle? Stepped on your circumcised you-know-what on that one, huh?

Also–since, as you claimed in your previous email, you ‘know where I am’–What’s my address? What’s my house look like? Street name?

nice try AshkeNAZI, but no cigar.

mg

AND FINALLY, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE HAVE HEARD FROM OUR TERRORIST WANNABE AGAIN–

ed note–since indeed there is another person up this way with the same name as me (I actually met him once), I am omitting the address our ‘JDL’ operative lists in the interests of protecting him. 

From: Jewish Defense League <the-jdl@live.com>
To: mrkglenn@yahoo.com 
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 10:14 AM
Subject: RE: Greetings From Tel Aviv

You’re Mark B Glenn and you were born in November 1966. Being the coward that you are, you usually hide behind your PO Box 27 address. But we know your real address which is xxxxxxx  And I’m looking at a photo of your house right now – all rather isolated. Surrounded by a lot of trees. We also know every single address that you’ve lived at since you were born, your entire life history and the names/addresses of many of your relatives. After 45 years living on this earth, haven’t you realised yet that the people you hate are much smarter and more resourceful than a dumb-fuck nazi like you? You’re a piece of pond life swilling about in your self-made gutter, right at the bottom of the human food chain. And that’s why you hate Jews so much – because most of us are everything you’re not. You’re sick, bitter and your hatred stems from personal failure and marginalisation. You’re also thick as shit. How blessed you are.

And I never said I was in Tel Aviv. I just put ‘Greetings From Tel Aviv’ in the subject box to get your attention. I told you that I haven’t lived in Israel for the last 17 years. And I can assure you that the information I gave you regarding the FBI office that covers Careywood, Idaho is 100% correct. And there is no such person as Brent Gunnerson; the name you’re grasping for through your haze of hatred and stupidity is Brent Gunderson. He’s not with a the FBI, he’s a police officer with Coeur D’Alene Police Dept – and a very junior one at that. Feel free to contact him, I can assure you that he will not be able to help you. Your pathetic threats are laughable – you don’t frighten me, but I can smell YOUR fear, and that smell will turn into a stink when I give you the opportunity to abuse Jews to my face.

Be seeing you soon nazi boy…

And to which my response is as follows–

AshkeNAZI,

nice try again, but no cigar.

You bore me.

But you are right, his name is not ‘Brent’–he is with Post Falls PD. The other Gunnerson who works (ed) with the FBI in CdA I don’t remember his first name as it has been 2 years since I spoke with him. No bother however.

And whether you realize it or not, claiming to be part of the JDL, a group designated by the FBI and USDOJ as terrorist, and having just sent this email purporting to have all sorts of personal information about me means the FBI and DHS WILL take an interest in you and will be looking you up.

by the way, access to google earth and one of the 3 credit reporting companies does not impress me. Just more typical Jewish black magic that in the end means nothing.

Now, since you claim to know where I live, then the next step–based upon your threats as a member of what the USGOV considers to be a terrorist organization is obvious. Until you are ready to make good on that, don’t waste anymore of my time.

As I said, you BORE me.

mg

UPDATE–with typically-Jewish inbred stupidity we have heard from our Mossad assassin wannabe AGAIN. 

And just as I did with the threats made against me by one of his cousins a few years ago, I have contacted the FBI and will be sitting down with a few of their agents tomorrow morning, complete with copies of the threats that were made against me. In the event–unlikely or not–that they drag their feet, I will be making so much noise about this that someone will have to do something to get some peace and quiet.

Exchange took place as follows–

From: Jewish Defense League <the-jdl@live.com>
To: mrkglenn@yahoo.com 
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 11:27 AM
Subject: RE: Greetings From Tel Aviv

Your stupidity is so breathtaking, I’m beginning to feel a little sorry for you. I actually assumed that you’d be more intelligent than this. Your claim that the US Government considers the JDL to be a “terrorist organization” made me laugh out loud. I guess that’s the kind of comment you’d make if you believe everything you read on the internet, especially wiki. And as you’re someone who spends his life promoting fantasies and lies on line, you should know by now that just because someone writes something on a website, it isn’t necessarily true. You’re the living embodiment of online dishonesty, so if anyone knows that, it’s you. The JDL has it’s own website which contains the names and details of the leaders of our organization; leading JDL members regularly appear on television both in the USA and throughout the world, and they spend much of their lives flying in and out of the USA without experiencing any problems whatsoever. That’s a lot of freedom afforded to a bunch of terrorists, don’t you think? Referring to the JDL as “terrorists” is standard fare for Jew hating fools like you. It’s up there with all the other fantasies that you nazi boys promote in that sick, diseased world you inhabit. We mightn’t be the kind of guys that get invited to the White House for drinks (although many US politicians DO invite our leaders round for drinks – in return for campaign funds of course), but only a cretin like you would believe that we’re a proscribed terrorist organization.

And the information that we have is not “black magic”, it’s just that we always do our homework on scum like you before making contact. We’ve been following your exploits as a writer, publisher of nazi-boy fantasy books and professional bore on Press TV for a very long time. In fact, unlike most people who share your odious views and buy into the same fantasies, you’re a real pro. You are, in fact, a professional Jew hater and your whole life is devoted to your hatred. And yet you think that you can wage a never-ending campaign of anti-Jewish terror via various media with impunity? Do you not think that Jews have the right to fight back when we are under the kind of attack that you subject us to? And if you do think that, then you’re even more stupid and deluded than we thought. As I told you earlier, we didn’t choose you as an enemy, you chose us. And we all have to accept the consequences of the choices we make, and you are no different. We are going to squash you like the nasty piece of shit that you are. And that’s not a threat, it’s a guarantee and a promise.

And to which yours truly replied with–

ashkeNAZI,

the stupid one here is the inbred from eastern Europe who sent threats of physical violence over the internet from an email address that can be traced at a time when the entire world is waking up to the reality of this thing known as ‘Jewish’ terrorism and at a time when your cousins are being rounded up for organ harvesting, money laundering, child porn, ecstacy…the list goes on and on…

So go ahead and continue–PLEASE. Everytime there is the most miniscule doubt over something that I or others like me allege about you and yours, one of you eastern European inbreds opens your mouth and proves us right.

It is YOUR days that are numbered, because your magic spell over the world is beginning to lose its effect. 

Oh, and by the way, I DID speak with the FBI just about 20 minutes ago and we will be having a comfortable little chat about you, complete with your emails. In the event they do not follow through with it, I will be contacting my congresspeople at the state and federal level and hounding them until I get what I want. Following this I will be contacting every media outlet I know of and even if your inbred cousins they do a hatchet job on me, it won’t matter, because people will go to their computers and type in ‘JDL’ and ‘terrorism’ and then EVEN MORE people will begin to break out of the spell they have been under now for too long.

You really are your own worst enemies and don’t know when to quit, and my prediction is that you are going to prove me correct yet again my emailing meback with even more threats that can (and will )be used against you in a court of law.

don’t disappoint me now

mg

 

ED NOTE–With typical lying and deception, our terrorist wannabe claims the JDL is not considered a terrorist organization. The following link from the FBI’s website obviously says different–

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/terror/terrorism-2000-2001/


World War 3: Russian aircraft ‘INTERCEPT’ Israeli FIGHTER JETS over Libyan capital

RUSSIAN Su-34 aircraft “intercepted” Israeli F-16 fighter jets over Tripoli airspace despite a mechanism to avoid conflicts between Moscow and Jerusalem, it has been reported.

Russian military shows off their ‘anti-aircraft’ tanks

Reports including Israeli, Lebanese and Russian media outlets claim two Israeli Air Force F-16 planes were challenged by Sukhoi Su-34 jets over Libya.

Video circulated of Russian planes flying over Lebanon but the clip did not show any Israeli jets.

However, Moscow denied the allegations and said it does not conduct missions in Lebanese airspace.

The Russian Defence Ministry said: “The information spread by one of the Israeli news outlets about an alleged ‘interception’ of two Israeli F-16s by a Russian Su-34 in Lebanese airspace is amateur nonsense.

World War 3 Russia Israel fighter jet Tripoli Libya Lebanon GETTY

Video circulated of Russian planes flying over Lebanon

“The Su-34 multirole bombers, which belong to the Russian air group in Syria, are not used for flights to intercept aerial targets and do not perform tasks in the airspace of Lebanon.”

The Russian planes may have been taking part in drills off the coast of Lebanon and Syria but had to land because of bad weather conditions, according to media reports.

Russia and Israel established a mechanism to prevent conflicts and potentially disastrous mistakes in 2015.

This was at the time when Russia began its military campaign in Syria at the request of President Bashar al-Assad.

World War 3 Russia Israel fighter jet Tripoli Libya Lebanon GETTY

Moscow denied the allegations and said it does not conduct missions in Lebanese airspace

But the system is limited, according to Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin.

He claims Israel does not inform the Russian side about its planned airstrikes in Syria and the same goes for the Russians.

Israel has increased its airstrikes in Syria against what it claims to be Iranian military targets.

Many of Israel’s attacks in Syria have been launched from Lebanese airspace.

World War 3 Russia Israel fighter jet Tripoli Libya Lebanon GETTY

Russia and Israel established a mechanism to prevent conflicts and potentially disastrous mistakes

Israeli Airforce commander Amikam Norkin revealed last week that an Israeli F-35 fighter jet conducted airstrikes on at least two occasions.

This could be a further provocation as Iran, Syria and Russia are allies in the Syrian Civil War.

Tehran denies any extensive military presence on the ground in Syria and said its contingent is limited to military advisers in the country and is there to assist in the fight against terrorism.

Iran’s military presence, like Russia’s, has the approval of Syria’s government.

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EXCLUSIVE-Strategika 51

Syria Update# Air Duel between the Sukhoi Su – 30 Russian SM and Israeli F-15

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW.

Syrie: Duel Aérien entre des Sukhoi SU-30 SM russes et des F-15 israéliens

Publié le 2 octobre 2015 par Strategika51

EXCLUSIF-Strategika 51: Six chasseurs multirôles russes de type Sukhoi SU-30 SM ont mis en fuite des chasseurs israéliens de type McDonnell Douglas F-15 au large des côtes syriennes.

Les appareils israéliens survolent depuis des mois l’espace aérien syrien et plus particulièrement la base aéronavale de Lattaquié, tête de pont des forces russes en Syrie. Les appareils israéliens suivent en général un plan de vol assez complexe et approchent Lattaquié à partir de la mer

Dans la nuit du 1er au 02 octobre 2015, six Sukhoi SU-30 SM russes ont décollé de la base aérienne syrienne de Hmimim en direction de Chypre avant d’intercepter en position d’attaque quatre chasseurs israéliens F-15.

Surpris par une situation aussi inattendue et probablement non préparé à un combat aérien avec l’un des meilleurs chasseurs polyvalents russes, les pilotes israéliens ont vite rebroussé chemin vers le Sud en survolant à très grande vitesse le Liban.

L’armée libanaise a annoncé officiellement à 2313 Z (heure locale) que quatre « appareils ennemis » (israéliens) avaient franchi l’espace aérien du Liban.

Cet « incident » entre des avions de combat russes et israéliens a frappé de stupeur le commandement des forces aériennes israéliennes, lequel a estimé qu’un éventuel combat aérien entre les F-15 israéliens et les Su-30 russes aurait débouché sur la destruction des quatre appareils israéliens. Israël a vivement protesté auprès de Moscou de cet incident mais les russes ont exigé des explications sur la présence d’avions de combat israéliens en plein espace aérien syrien. Cet incident indique que la protection de l’espace aérien syrien est désormais sous la protection de l’arme aérienne russe. Ce qui cause des grincements de dents à Washington.

L’incident a été passé sous silence par les grandes agences de presse mais les relais politiques et médiatiques d’Israël aux Etats-Unis, en Europe et dans le monde arabe vont redoubler d’efforts pour diaboliser le soutien russe au gouvernement syrien.

EXCLUSIVE-Strategika 51: Six Russian fighter jets type Multirole Sukhoi SU – 30 SM have intercepted 4 Israeli McDonnell Douglas F-15’s fighter bombers attempting to infiltrate the Syrian coast.The Israeli F 15 warplanes have been flying over Syrian airspace for months and in particular the coast of Latakia, which is now the bridgehead of the Russian forces in Syria.

The Israeli jets would generally follow a fairly complex flight plan and approach Latakia from the sea

On the night of 1 October 02, 2015, six Sukhoi SU-30 Russian SM fighters took off from the Syrian Hmimim airbase in the direction of Cyprus, before changing course and intercepting the four Israeli F-15 fighters off the coast of Syria, that were flying in attack formation.

Surprised by a situation as unexpected and probably not prepared for a dogfight with one of the best Russian multipurpose fighters, Israeli pilots have quickly turned back South at high speed over the Lebanon.

The Lebanese army has officially announced at 2313 Z (local time) that four “enemy aircraft” (Israeli) had crossed the airspace of the Lebanon.

This ‘incident’ between the Russian and Israeli combat aircraft struck with amazement the command of the Israeli air force, which has estimated that a possible dogfight between F-15 Israelis and the Russian Su-30 would have led to the destruction of the four aircraft Israelis.

Israel has strongly protested to Moscow of the incident but the Russians demanded explanations about the presence of Israeli military aircraft in full Syrian airspace.

This incident indicates that the protection of Syrian airspace is now under the protection of the Russian air weapon. What causes gnashing of teeth in Washington.

The incident has been ignored by major news agencies but relays political and media of Israel in the United States, Europe and in the Arab world will redouble their efforts to demonize the Russian support for the Syrian Government.

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Jewish Fingerprint: Israel’s high court blesses killing and maiming of Gaza protesters

The backs of two standing youth are seen in foreground of photo with Israeli military installation behind barbed wire and fencing in background
Israeli forces aim towards Palestinian protesters east of Gaza City on 25 May. Atia DarwishAPA images

Israel’s high court rejected two petitions from human rights groups challenging the military’s open-fire regulations this week as several more Palestinians died from wounds sustained during Gaza’s ongoing Great March of Return protests.

It was the second ruling made by the court on Thursday rubber-stamping war crimes.

The high court ruling may be viewed by the International Criminal Court as an indication that Israel’s judicial authorities are unwilling to carry out genuine proceedings concerning crimes against Palestinian civilians.

Between 19 and 25 May, Gaza’s health ministry announced the deaths of seven Palestinians from injuries inflicted during protests along the eastern perimeter of the territory beginning 30 March.

The deceased were identified as Hussein Salem Abu Oweida, 41, Ahmad al-Abed Abu Samra, 21, Muhammad Mazen Alayan, 20, Muin Abd al-Hamid al-Saee, 58, Muhannad Abu Tahoun, 21, Ahmad Qatoush, 23 and Yasir Sami Saad al-Din Habib, 24.

Also this week a 15-year-old in the occupied West Bank, Oday Akram Abu Khalil, died from wounds sustained when he was shot in the stomach by Israeli forces during protests on 15 May, the annual commemoration of the 1948 Nakba or catastrophe.

More than 115 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip since 30 March, the vast majority of them during Great March of Return protests – including 14 childrentwo journalists and a paramedic.

Some 3,600 people were injured by live fire during the protests.

A lightly wounded soldier was the only reported Israeli casualty resulting from the protests in Gaza.

Court sides with state – again

The Israeli high court ruled in favor of the state’s argument that protesters constituted a danger to Israeli soldiers and civilians, thus justifying the use of lethal force.

The judges sided with the government’s contention that the protests take place in the context of a long-running armed conflict between Israel and Hamas. The state argues that the legal framework that regulates the use of fire during the protests is international humanitarian law, or the laws of war.

Human rights groups say that irrespective of the political affiliation of any of the organizers or participants, the demonstrations along Gaza’s eastern perimeter are a civilian matter of law enforcement governed by the framework of international human rights law, which allows for the use of deadly force only to stop an imminent lethal threat.

“Some of the rioters have tried to trample or break through the border fence, creating a clear and present danger that terrorists will penetrate into the state’s territory, and this is happening in areas near towns on the Israeli side,” wrote Hanan Melcer, one of the three judges who reviewed the petitions.

“Among the rioters were some who threw rocks and fire bombs at Israeli troops. Therefore, it seems that gunfire was employed to achieve a legal purpose – defending citizens of the state and Israeli soldiers,” Melcer added.

The court ruling gives the military “a green light to its continued use of snipers and live fire against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip,” stated Al Mezan and Adalah, two of the groups that had petitioned the court.

The two groups stated that the court had “refused to watch video clips documenting Israeli shootings of demonstrators and, rather than actually examining the case, fully accepted the claims presented to it by the state.”

Al Mezan and Adalah published a video montage of such clips:

“The extreme nature of the ruling is also highlighted by the striking absence of any mention of the casualty figures that had been presented to the court,” the human rights groups added.

The Israeli high court said it could not move forward with an inquiry into the military’s rules of engagement because petitioning organizations rejected a request by the state to present the judges secret intelligence without the petitioners being allowed to review it.

“We have no concrete information about the identity of the key activists and inciters, the nature of their acts, their organizational affiliation, their involvement in terrorist activity or other forbidden hostile activity, or whether and in what manner they constituted a clear and present danger,” Melcer stated.

The justices accepted the state’s description of the Gaza protests as “violent disturbances” which were “organized, coordinated and directed by Hamas, which is a terrorist organization in a state of armed conflict with Israel.”

No imminent threat

Adalah and Al Mezan stated that the court ruling “contradicts the conclusions and preliminary results of international human rights organizations and United Nations bodies documenting and evaluating the events in Gaza.”

During a special session of the UN Human Rights Council concerning the events in Gaza last week, the body’s High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated:

“Although some of the demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails, used slingshots to throw stones, flew burning kites into Israel, and attempted to use wire-cutters against the two fences between Gaza and Israel, these actions alone do not appear to constitute the imminent threat to life or deadly injury which could justify the use of lethal force.”

The Human Rights Council voted to establish a commission of inquiry into mass civilian casualties during the demonstrations with a final report due next March.

Tania Hary, executive director of Gisha, an Israeli human rights group which challenged the open-fire regulations, said she was “disappointed but not surprised to see the court again sanction Israel’s grave violations of human rights and international law in Gaza.”

Young man with a metal splint on his legs lies across a bench as two other youths look on
A Palestinian injured during Great March of Return protests rests outside Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital after being discharged, 19 May. Mohammed ZaanounActiveStills

Israel’s high court has long championed policies towards Palestinians that violate international law.

Gisha has previously faulted Israel’s judiciary, and principally the high court, for accepting “the state’s legal positions almost unquestioningly” regarding the 11-year blockade of Gaza.

Palestinian human rights groups have urged the International Criminal Court to investigate the unprecedented closure of Gaza as a crime of persecution.

The Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister made a referral to the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, calling for an immediate investigation into Israeli crimes.

In 2015, the court launched a preliminary examination into potential war crimes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Preliminary examination by ICC

A preliminary examination is the first step in the court’s process to determine whether to open a formal investigation, which can then lead to indictments and trials.

But while a preliminary examination is carried out whenever a referral is made, it is open-ended and can carry on for years, at the discretion of the chief prosecutor.

In 2006, the prosecutor began a preliminary examination of alleged crimes committed in Afghanistan from 2002.

Eleven years after the examination was opened, and up to 15 years after the commission of the first alleged crimes, the prosecutor concluded that there was enough evidence to proceed with a formal investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Taliban, the Afghan government and the United States.

A preliminary examination into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes in Colombia, opened in 2004, is still pending, according to the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.

In her response to the Palestinian complaint, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda signaled that she does not intend to expedite the process, stating that the “preliminary examination has seen important progress and will continue to follow its normal course.”

Israel’s foreign ministry lashed out against the Palestinian move, calling it an effort “to politicize the court and to derail it from its mandate.”

Over the past several weeks Bensouda’s office has expressed “grave concern” over the situation in Gaza and warned Israeli leaders that they may face prosecution for the killing of unarmed Palestinian protesters.

Earlier this month the press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders formally requested that the International Criminal Court prosecutor investigate the targeting of journalists in Gaza as war crimes.

The Palestinian rights groups Al-Haq, Al Mezan and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights stated this weekthat they “have submitted five comprehensive communications to the prosecutor” as part of the court’s preliminary examination.

“These communications have related to the 2014 offensive against the Gaza Strip, the Israeli-imposed Gaza closure, the use of the Hannibal Directive in Rafah, and crimes committed in the West Bank including Jerusalem,” the groups stated, adding that they “have also provided information on the lack of domestic investigations and prosecutions.”

The prosecutor “has sufficient evidence” to open a full investigation, according to the rights groups.

“The ICC acting as a court of last resort must provide redress to Palestinian victims,” they added.


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Palestinians in Jerusalem reject Ramadan meals provided by UAE

Volunteers prepare for the Iftar meal, provided as donations, at al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, on July 17, 2013 [Saeed Qaq / ApaImages]

Volunteers prepare for the Iftar meal, provided as donations, at al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, on July 17, 2013 [Saeed Qaq / ApaImages]
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Jerusalemite activists have launched a hashtag on Twitter – #we are not hungry – as a rejection of Ramadan meals provided by the UAE for visitors to Al-Aqsa Mosque. They argue that the Gulf State is consorting with the Israeli occupation of Palestine, having sent a team to cyclists to participate in the international Giro d’Italia cycle race which passed through occupied Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba.

The Palestinian Olympic Committee has condemned the participation of UAE riders in the race. It described such participation as a precedent of such gravity that it is treason against the great struggle of the Palestinian people.

According to Hebrew-language radio in Israel, the normalisation of relations between the occupation state and the UAE is such that Minister of Communications Ayoob Kara has received an official invitation to visit the Emirates. The Israeli minister added that he is also expecting Gulf officials to visit Israel soon.

Associated Press and the Washington Post reported earlier that the ambassadors of the UAE and Bahrain, Yousef Al-Otaiba and Abdullah Bin Rashed Al-Khalifa respectively, have already met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a restaurant in Washington.

Bahrain also sent a team to take part in the Giro d’Italia event. Indeed, the government in Manama sent a delegation to Israel and conducted “provocative” tours in Jerusalem a few days after US President Donald Trump acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last December.

Commenting on Trump’s announcement, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister called it a “side” issue. “It is not useful to engage in a battle with the United States on side issues,” he tweeted. Palestinians called his statement “a model of cultural Judaisation that has infected the minds of the perverts and Zionists.”


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