Photography’s Place in Shaping Public Perception

Photography’s Place in Shaping Public Perception

Modern man’s worldview is almost entirely shaped by images of events for which he himself was not present. For example, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. These are events with which everyone is intimately familiar, regardless of whether they were even alive when they took place. The terror of the atom bomb, and its implications during the Cold War, would have been nothing without the iconic images of mushroom clouds rising up from the Earth and parting the clouds.

Epictetus, the Stoic philosopher, said that, “Men are disturbed not by the things which happen, but by their opinions about the things.” This is as true today as it was over two-thousand years ago. What can also be said is that man’s opinions are shaped by the lens through which he views the world.

Take, for example, the existence of starving Africans. In of itself, their existence means nothing. People all over the world go hungry every day, even in the United States of America. Is the problem worse in African countries and other third-world nations? Absolutely. But why do Africans specifically trigger such emotion in the masses? It is because of the photographs.

These two images, the first taken in the 1980s and the second in the 1990s, are world famous. The second won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1994. They were taken by Mike Wells and Kevin Carter, respectively. They aren’t famous because they portray starving Africans; starving Africans are famous because of these photos. There are millions of images of starving children all over the world, what makes these two stick in the public consciousness is that they were expertly framed and shot. They are masterfully composed, respecting both the rule of thirds and the golden ratio, along with a whole host of other artistic techniques. Photography isn’t so much about what you present, but how you present it.

Another example would be how the public perceives political figures. Take for example Donald Trump. What words usually come to mind when one hears his name? Crass, crude, obnoxious, distasteful, buffoonish, lowbrow, lecherous, and so much more, but that last thing one would think of would be dignified. This is also because of the photographs that exist of Donald J. Trump:

Whether this is entirely intentional or not is up for debate, but what is certain is that Trump will never be respected. It’s too late for that; this interpretation has been firmly planted into the public perception.

Now compare Trump’s image with that of Adolf Hitler’s. What words come to mind when one thinks of Hitler? Even to those that hated him, Hitler was never a buffoon. This is thanks to the brilliant photographers of the Third Reich.

Powerful, yet not pretentious, charismatic, yet still kind. The imagery portrayed in these photographs is so good that Jews to this day are still trying to make an ass of Adolf in their Hollywood productions. However, it simply will not work, because we can see the photographs, and the photographs are proof of who he really was. No cartoon or comic portrayal can erase these pictures. That is why good photography is absolutely vital to any propaganda campaign.

Look at how the media portrays White Nationalists:

The perception that one acquires if they have never interacted with White Nationalists in their own lives is that we’re nothing more than a bunch of degenerate drug addicts – crass, crude, and violent. They see men with Hitler Youth haircuts punching women, and sickly looking men and women with Swastika tattoos. If this was an image that helped us, they wouldn’t be broadcasting it to the world, they would be ignoring it.

Now look at how the media portrays Black Nationalists:

Neat, tidy, and organized. In total opposition to the chaotic image of White Nationalists. Complaining about this bias wont change anything, though. Jews of course control the media, so they will portray things as they wish to portray things. That is why we need photographers of our own.

Imagine for a moment if the Third Reich didn’t have people like Leni Riefenstahl on their side. Imagine for a moment if the Third Reich relied on Jewish photographers to present their image to the public. How do you think that would have turned out? Do you think the countless images of Hitler with animals and children would exist? Do you think the images showing off the brilliant order of German speeches and parades would be in the public consciousness?

Of course not. We would be left in the dark about the majesty of the Third Reich. We would have nothing but words to describe it, and who ever really believes words that stand on their own?

What our movement is doing now is akin to that imaginary scenario of a Third Reich without film or photography of their own. We need professional quality images of our people heroically defending their right to exist. Without that, no one will believe we have what it takes to win back our world from the parasites that are sucking it dry. No one will believe that we actually exist.

We are currently living in a world where Jewish pornographers are using better propaganda techniques to sell interracial pornography to the masses then we are using to promote our own future. Compare Greg Aouizerate’s (aka Greg Lansky’s) work, to that of whoever is out there photographing Patrick Little.

What the Jews have realized is that they can sell pornography in public, even the most vile sorts of it, so long as they make it look stylish, and “safe for work” in its advertising materials. Lansky has admitted in interviews with Rolling Stone and Forbes that he bases his marketing off of the tactics of companies like Apple and Versace; he is taking his role as pornographer more seriously than Andrew Anglin has taken his entire life. The advertisement above looks like it could be for a sunscreen company, or any other professionally advertised product, but it’s not, it’s for interracial cuckold pornography.  While Patrick Little can’t even find a photographer who can include the Israeli Flag in the image which is supposed to show off him stepping on it. This is pathetic.

If we are to accomplish anything, we need to get serious. Digital cameras are not expensive these days; anyone can get a decent one along with a decent lens for less than a thousand dollars. The materials to learn about composition, color, and everything else there is to know about visual storytelling is free to all, thanks to the internet. We have no excuse to be this bad at what we are doing. A hundred years ago we had people doing a better job in this medium than the Jews ever have and we can do it again if we simply have the will to make it so!

The future of our race is in our hands. If we are to blaze a trail towards a better world, we must first shape our own image into something that commands respect and displays dignity. Until we master our own media, the Jews will continue to cast us as their villains instead of the heroes that we truly are.


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Fully complicit in the wars on Iraq and Libya and Syria, the media came baying out of its kennel in support of the missile attack on Syria last Saturday morning. Trump, May and Macron lied to get the attack going and then lied again to justify what they had done. Macron is stripping Bashar al Assad of his Legion d’Honneur whereas, for lying and violating international law, he should be stripped of his job. So should the tweeter-in-chief, Donald Trump, and Theresa May. The sight of British MPs standing up in the House of Commons one after the other to repeat her untruths was a truly repellent sight. The ‘mother of parliaments’ had been turned into a frowsy old tart.

These three had no proof that the Syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack in Douma. The evidence is now pouring in is that there was no such attack.   There was a set-up by the takfiris and the usual pack of terrorist enablers, rushing into the clinic screaming ‘Chemicals! Chemicals!’ and videoing the people there as they hosed them down and pretended to be treating the symptoms of a chemical weapons attack. This is the evidence of doctors and other medical staff. No-one nearby heard of a chemical weapons attack or saw it. All say it was a fake, as it was, sucked up yet again and presented as truth by an ever-accommodating media. The only gas attacks we have had have been verbal, from the White House, 10 Downing St and the Elysee Palace, smelly and disgusting to hear but fortunately not lethal.

As was the case after the alleged chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Damascus in August, 2013, the fate of the apparently dead children shown in some of the videos shot by the takfiris and/or their supporters in Douma is not even an issue. Were they killed so they could be used for terrorist propaganda? Even the thought is monstrous but then the atrocities committed by these groups have been monstrous.

The media showed no interest in the children who appeared to have been killed by the takfiris in 2013 and it is showing no interest in the children of Douma either, who they were, what actually happened to them and where they were buried if they actually died. The use of children as terrorist props has been a running feature of this war. Has it actually gone as far as the killing of children, possibly Alawis, who are entirely disposable as far as the takfiris are concerned, men, women and children? The issue is real, it is shocking, it is appalling and the images of these children are heartbreaking.   We need to know the truth but the media is not interested now that the takfiri-White Helmets propaganda has served the purpose of bringing on a missile strike. Dead children are apparently only relevant only if it can be shown the ‘regime’ killed them.

The real evidence of chemical weapon attacks or pending attacks lay in the workshops where Jaysh al Islam stored and cooked up its material. In one there were dockets for the receipt of material on Jaysh al Islam letterhead. In an underground passage a journalist found more documents, charred but still readable, referring to missile attacks in the centre of Damascus and projects for the use of chemical weapons, including white phosphorus. Enormous quantities of ammunition, especially mortar shells, were stacked in various parts of this underground city.

Virtually none of this was reported in the mainstream media. On the basis of allegations by a terrorist group and its White Helmet enablers, Trump, May and Macron fired more than 100 missiles into Syria. They might have been told lies but they were lies they wanted to hear and wanted the world to believe, in order to push further their attack on Syria and Russia. Trump boasted of destroying Syria’s ‘chemical weapons arsenal.’ In fact, Syria does not have a chemical weapons arsenal. It does not have chemical weapons, period. They were all destroyed under the authority of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 2013/14. The OPCW has continually monitored Syria and there is no evidence of a revived chemical weapons program. The alleged chemical weapons plant at Barzeh was what the Syrian government and its staff says it was, a scientific research institute, now destroyed as thoroughly as the Al Shifa pharmaceuticals factory in Khartoum, the biggest in Sudan and a central element in its health care system, hit by 14 Cruise missiles in August, 1998, on the orders of President Clinton. The motive for the attack was the same lie, that it was actually producing chemical weapons.

The media is not revealing or exposing but covering up. Through the propaganda it has been running over the past eight years it is fully complicit in the attack on Syria. Douma came so hard on the heels of the Skripal affair that one has to wonder whether they were planned in sequence. Sergei Lavrov has information showing that the agent used against the Skripals was BZ, developed in the US, incapacitating but not deadly, explaining why the Skripals did not die virtually immediately, had the active agent been Novichok as claimed. The Swiss lab which discovered the BZ in the sample it was given is refusing to confirm Lavrov’s claim, while not denying it. If true, the admission would pull down the roof on the American and British governments.

The British delegate to the OPCW has now conceded that his government did not have the evidence it claimed to have had. He said the OPCW had not determined the origin of the agent or the country where it was produced. This seems unlikely and it is not the same as saying the OPCW had not been able to determine origin and source. The scientists would almost certainly have their suspicions if not a short list of countries which could have produced the BZ agent, but unfortunately, they might not include Russia. The issue is so explosive, politically, that no-one should expect anything from the OPCW but waffle and uncertainty, tilted against Russia if the UK and the US can exert enough pressure, whatever it actually knows.

When the British government expelled Russian diplomats, and persuaded other governments to do the same, it did not know which country produced the agent that incapacitated the Skripals (unless of course MI5 set this up, with the full authority of the May government). Even as far as it goes this admission by the British OPCW delegate is damning. Britain launched a missile attack on another country on the basis of supposition, speculation and innuendo. It is truly shocking but the British media is refusing to hold the politicians to account, preferring endless attacks on Jeremy Corbyn.

The evidence coming out of Douma shows that there was no chemical weapons attack. It was yet another fabrication by the takfiris and their White Helmet terrorist enablers, another lie allowing another missile attack on Syria. Film coming out of Douma is showing an extraordinary underground network of tunnels which could not possibly have been built just with pickaxes, as Robert Fisk has suggested, but only with heavy drilling equipment under the supervision of trained engineers. Did Jaysh al Islam just happen to have such specialists on hand, and if not, where did they get them from? These tunnels were big enough in some cases for motorized transport and were used for getting people (including prisoners moved from other areas of the Ghouta) in or out as well as for the movement of weapons.

Apart from the chemical weapon workshops, complete with dockets for the receipt of material on Jaysh al Islam letterhead, there were piles of charred documents found elsewhere referring to missile attacks in the centre of Damascus and projects for the use of chemical weapons, including white phosphorus. There were cells and cages for prisoners and great piles of weaponry, including thousands of mortar shells ready to be filled and fired. Somehow great stretches of the mainstream media have found none of this newsworthy, to the point of ignoring it altogether. Only Tucker Carlson has had the guts to pull the plug on it. For his bravery, he is being called a traitor, a Putin stooge and all the rest of it.

It is the media that has run the war on Syria just as it enabled the wars on Iraq and Libya and almost any other war you can think of.   There has been virtually no ‘reporting’ of Syria in the mainstream as the word used to be understood. There has been misinformation and disinformation falsely packaged as news. There has been the enabling of a dishonest government narrative, complicity, in other words, not objectivity and balance. The media is deceiving the people whose interests it should be protecting and protecting the interests of those who are deceiving them. We have seen this so many times before that no-one should be surprised but it is still disgraceful. In and over Syria the media has played up or played down, according to need, playing up anything that might damage the ‘regime’ and playing down to the point of ignoring it altogether anything that might damage the ‘rebels.’ The ‘fourth estate’ has completely lost its way and should not be surprised that it has lost the trust and confidence of its readers and viewers as well.

*(An image grab taken from a video released by the Douma City Coordination Committee shows unidentified volunteers spraying a man with water at a make-shift hospital following an alleged chemical attack on the town of Douma, Syria, April 7, 2018. Image courtesy of AFP)   

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Halloween Holohoax Party Favor

People love party favors!

Here’s a fun Halloween activism opportunity for those up for it.

It can get major media attention for Renegade Tribune and help breakdown the curse of the holohoax, in anyone, who sees it. So, it’s worth participating.

Here is the flier image. This isn’t for printing and distributing. Use this printable pdf to print copies.

You can see it brings up the allusion between witches and Jews, which may have been the origin of the (((wicked witch))).

As a Halloween meme, it can last for years with many residual benefits. It will have a high activist-effort to return ratio.

Because it is a party favor, people are unguarded and are expected to laugh. Parties aren’t politically-correct environments.

Because it has the ring of truth, it is psychologically eye-opening.  That breaks the programming. It also plays on and redefines JCC.

“JCC, everyone!”

The veil is thin on Halloween. People are receptive to party favors. No one can can’t forget or un-see it. It will always work in the back of their minds. It also inoculates children against future Jewish poison programming. That can be a life saver. Literally.

History is never so perfect that 666 can be true. Sowing doubt in the holohoax is righteous parenting and good citizenship.

The theme of the flier is “Don’t Trust Your Masonic Teachers/Authority figures.” That applies to things, well beyond, the holohoax. We need to go from gullible goy to volksavers, on the lookout for, two-faced stratagems to save our people from Jewish predators.

It also challenges Jewish access to Gentile children, which, really should be cut off, err, circumcised.

What kind of activism can you do with this flier?

  1.  You can send a link of the flier ( http://www.renegadetribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/HALLOWEEN-HOLOHOAX-PARTY.pdf )  to local reporters asking them to “tell parents to be on the look-out for this anti-Semitic flier this Halloween.” They’ll gobble that up. Pose as a concerned citizen. This is the easiest activism and goes right into the media bloodstream and from there into the collective brain, the world brain. If any television station reports it, it will likely be carried up to a national story. That’s the victory we are looking for.  Most television stations have reporter emails. It’s a good time to make contact with local media.
  2.  You can drop them off at television stations.
  3.  You can post them up at bus stops.
  4.  You can put them on cars, if legal.
  5.  You can hand them out in high traffic areas.
  6. You can pass them around at private parties.
  7.  You can leave them on library tables, Starbucks tables, mall seating areas.
  8.  You can give one to your boss’s boss and say it came from your SJW boss. That opens up your career path in corporate America.

Now that GAB is down, gabbers have nothing else to do, but to check out Renegade Tribune.

Renegade Tribune has a great opportunity to become the National Center for Truth on the Jews.


Holocaust Or Holohoax? 21 Amazing Facts

Written by Cigpapers

Photos and captions by Watt Tyler

In British Schools, and constantly on British television, we are bombarded with the alleged murder of 6 million jews by the Germans during World War Two. This is commonly referred to as “The Holocaust”. This alleged historical event is also thrown at anyone objecting to mass immigration in to White Nations as proof of the absolute evil  of White Nationalism.The alleged holocaust was also the official reason for setting up the Sate of Israel on May 14th 1948 – if the alleged holocaust was proved not to have happened then the State of Israel would have no legal basis.

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Holocaust denial in London, England during January 2015.

In most European Countries even disputing any detail of this alleged historical event is a very serious criminal offence, which can result in up to 20 years imprisonment. In France this can be served in solitary confinement if the authorities believe there is any chance of re-offending.

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Even though this blog in no way denies “The Holocaust”, or disputes any of the alleged details of any of the different versions, we did list 21 amazing facts about it here:

1. International Committee of the Red Cross Records:

The International Red Cross was stationed in all German labour, internment, concentration and prison camps throughout World War Two. The Red Cross were never given access to any Russian camps before, during or after World War Two. At his trials in Canada, during the 1980s and 1990s, Professor Ernst Zundel finally got the Red Cross to release their records from the German camps despite strong Israeli objections. The  Red Cross records seem to suggest that there were no gas chambers, and a total of 271,301 died during World War Two in these camps, mostly from typhus.

In a letter to the US State Department dated November 22nd 1944 The Red Cross, who were stationed in all the camps, stated : “We have not been able to discover any trace of installations for exterminating civilian prisoners.”

Offical Red Cross records.

Official Red Cross records.

2.United States Airforce Aerial Photos Of Camps:

From 1942, until the end of World War Two, the United States Airforce performed low flying, low-speed photography of all the alleged “death camps” to obtain evidence of what was going on. This followed jewish claims in the West that a mass murder was occurring. All these photographs were released in 1979 when they were declassified. None of these photographs show any sign of mass murder or disposal of millions of bodies.

No USAF aerial photos show any mass murder in the camps.

No USAF aerial photos show any mass murder in the camps.

3. Western Allies Never Liberated Any Death Camps With Gas Chambers:

None of the Western Allies ( Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, France etc. ) liberated any camps that had gas chambers, or other systems of mass murder in them. All the alleged death camps with gas chambers were liberated by the Russians.

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Consequently any alleged evidence of death camps and/or gas chambers was forthcoming solely from Soviet Russia.  The Western Allies liberated a total of 12 main camps and the Soviet Russians 8 main camps.

Western Allies never liberated or inspected any death camps or gas chambers.

Western Allies never liberated or inspected any death camps or gas chambers.

4.The Leuchter Report:

One of the pieces of evidence Professor Ernst Zundel produced at his trials in Canada was the “Leuchter Report” compiled by Fred Leuchter on his commission. Fred Leuchter is the World’s foremost expert on gas chambers.

img759After inspecting the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz, Leuchter concluded they were unsuitable for use as gas chambers due to their lack of airtight doors, lack of a gas extraction system and general shoddy build. He also chemically analysed the walls for ferrocyanide ( produced when Zyklon-B reacts with brick walls ) and concluded there was none – the Auschwitz authorities took the same tests with the same results and now admit there was no gas chamber in Auschwitz.

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5. The British Secret Service Monitored All Concentration Camp Deaths:

Using some of the World’s first computers the British Secret Service had cracked the German top-secret Enigma code and had access to most German Military communications by 1942. Sir Frank H. Hinsley, in his book British Intelligence In The Second World War ; It’s Influence On Strategy And Operations, stated “The returns of Auschwitz mentioned illness as the main cause of death but included references to shootings and hangings. There were no references in the decrypts to gassings.” The numbers of dead in the decoded messages tallied exactly with Red Cross and German Military records of the time. The British Secret Service also monitored various atrocities carried out by the Germans across the rest of Europe – why would the Germans report these to Berlin but not the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz and other camps?

The British Secret Service were monitoring all German Military and Police communications by 1942.

The British Secret Service were monitoring all German Military and Police communications by 1942.

6. The French Resistance Denied The Holocaust:

During World War Two Germany invaded France and occupied Northern France from 1940 to 1944. A secret army of French Patriots known collectively as “The French Resistance” fought the German occupiers in various ways. A large number of French Resistance members were imprisoned, tortured and executed including their leader, and French National hero, Jean Moulin. After World War Two French resistance members were released from various German concentration camps, including Auschwitz and other alleged death camps. On their return to France they all gave horrific accounts of their treatment by the Germans, and were full of hatred for them because of the events of World War Two. However they all denied any knowledge of gas chambers and a mass murder programme in the concentration camps. 

French Resistance leader Jean Moulin

French Resistance leader Jean Moulin

7. The Gas Chambers Of World War One:

It was widely reported during World War One ( 1914 to 1918 ) that the Germans, and their allies, were using gas chambers to kill thousands of prisoners. However after the end of the War Stanley Baldwin admitted in Parliament that it had been propaganda and no such gas chambers had existed. He also apologised publicly to the German People for this racist slur on them.

During World War One it was falsely claimed that the Germans were gassing prisoners.

During World War One it was falsely claimed that the Germans were gassing prisoners.

8. Amounts Of Zyklon-B Used At The Camps:

Zyklon-B was the trade name for of a cyanide-based pesticide  invented in the early 1920s. It was used in Germany, before and during the Second World War, for disinfection and pest extermination in ships, buildings and machinery.  Zyklon-B consisted of diatomite, in the form of granules the size of fine peas, saturated with prussic acid. In view of its volatility and the associated risk of accidental poisoning, it was supplied in sealed metal canisters. One of the co-inventors of Zyklon-B, the chemist and businessman Bruno Tesch, was executed by the British in 1946 for his role in the alleged Holocaust.

In the concentration camps it was used for sanitation and pest control. There were disinfectant chambers, in all the camps, where inmates clothes were disinfected to combat typhus and other diseases. When you break down the amount of Zyklon-B used in all the camps, those not alleged to have gas chambers and those alleged to have gas chambers, the amount per inmate is very similar. This means the alleged death camps would have had to have had a secret supply for the “gas chambers”.

Zyklon-B granules came in sealed tins.

Zyklon-B granules came in sealed tins.

9. The Nuremberg Trials 1945 to 1949:

The Nuremberg Trials were held in the German City of Nuremberg from 1945 to 1949. These Trials were held by the victorious Allies ( France, Britain , USA and Soviet Russia ) with the Germans as defendants. They were the worst sort of show trials with the main Judge being Nikitchenko, who had presided over Stalins’ show trials of 1936 to 1938 in the Soviet Union. The Court came up with ridiculous findings like jews being turned in to lampshades and even soap, these claims are now discredited and even the jews admit they were untrue.

The Chief Justice of the United States Harlan Fiske Stone called the Nuremberg trials a fraud. He said “Chief US prosecutor Jackson is away conducting his high-grade lynching party in Nuremberg,” he wrote. “I don’t mind what he does to the Nazis, but I hate to see the pretense that he is running a Court and proceeding according to common law. This is a little too sanctimonious a fraud to meet my old-fashioned ideas.”

The Nuremberg Trials - the ultimate Soviet show trial held under the Allies.

The Nuremberg Trials – the ultimate Soviet show trial held under the Allies.

Associate Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas charged that the Allies were guilty of “substituting power for principle” at Nuremberg. “I thought at the time and still think that the Nuremberg trials were unprincipled,” he wrote. “Law was created ex post facto to suit the passion and clamor of the time.”

According to British General Montgomery, the Germans had only one sin : They lost the war.

President John F Kennedy in his book,  Profiles in Courage, criticised Nuremberg as a show trial. 

Out of 139 German witnesses who testified that the Holocaust had occurred, the British Medical Officer recorded that 137 had “damage to their testicles that is beyond repair”. A number of Germans had died under interrogation by the Allies. There was also the threat of sending Peoples’ families to Soviet Gulags.

The Nuremberg prosecutors - Kempner, Rapp, Niederman - all Jews.

The Nuremberg prosecutors – Kempner, Rapp, Niederman – all Jews.

10. The Concentration Camp Crematorium:

One of the main problems with the 6 million jews being murdered claim was disposal of the bodies. It was claimed at Nuremberg that they had been disposed of in the camp crematorium. There were crematorium in each camp, but they simply didn’t have the capacity. Each crematorium oven could burn a body in about one and a half hours, meaning a maximum capacity of 16 bodies every day or just less than 6000 bodies per year per oven. The camps had between four and twelve ovens each giving 24,000 to 72,000 bodies per year maximum at each camp – this still wouldn’t be possible as you can’t run these ovens non-stop without the metal fracturing. Even double or triple loading wouldn’t help as this increased the time to three hours for two bodies or four and a half hours for three bodies. Also bodies aren’t totally reduced by this process and usually leave the pelvis and thigh bones which need crushing with special machinery – no such machinery was found at any of the camps. There is also the problem of fuel as each body would need about 40 kilograms of coke to burn – there is no record of the massive amount of coke required being supplied.

Each oven could only burn less than 600 bodies per year if working non-stop which isn't possible without fracturing the metal.

Each oven could only burn less than 6000 bodies per year if working non-stop which isn’t possible without fracturing the metal.

11. The Liberation Of Belsen Concentration Camp Film:

The whole World has probably seen the film of the liberation of Belsen concentration camp, it is horrific to say the least. Human skeletons are walking round with dead bodies covering the ground. This film was shown Worldwide at the time to show the evil of Nazi Germany.  However Belsen was liberated by the Western Allies, and was never alleged to have had any gas chamber or be part of a systematic mass murder programme. The victims are in fact all dying from typhus which is confirmed by German Military, Red Cross and British Military medical records – this is never pointed out whenever this film is shown. Ironically the deaths were mostly due to a lack of Zyklon-B, at the end of the war with Germany collapsing, leading to a mass typhus outbreak in the camp.

British Military sign warning of typhus outbreak at Belsen concentration camp shortly after liberation.

British Military sign warning of typhus at Belsen concentration camp shortly after liberation.

12. No Film Or Photographs Of Any Gas Chambers:

The Nazis were technology freaks, to say the least, and filmed and photographed virtually everything they did during World War Two. Hitler even had executions of his political enemies filmed so he could watch them with his cronies. However there has never been a single photograph or film found of any of the alleged gas chambers in operation. The Nazis did film, and photograph, themselves committing many atrocities across occupied Europe so it seems unlikely they wouldn’t film the alleged gas chambers. All the films we are shown of gas chambers are Hollywood recreations made after the war.

Hitler and his cronies demanded film of virtually everything happening in Nazi occupied territory but no film of gas chambers was ever found.

Hitler and his cronies demanded film of virtually everything happening in Nazi occupied territory but no film of gas chambers was ever found.

13. Sir Winston Churchill Never Mentioned The Alleged Holocaust:

In his monumental six volume The Second World War Sir Winston Churchill, British wartime Prime Minister, never makes any reference to gas chambers or a planned mass extermination of European jews. This is despite the fact he goes in to great detail about virtually every facet of World War Two including many atrocities committed by the Nazis. The same can be said about Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe. After the Second World War, with the Cold War starting, Churchill stated “I think we slaughtered the wrong pig here” a clear reference to the fact Britain would have been better helping Germany defeat Soviet Russia, or at least staying out completely. 

Sir Winston Churchill - realised too late that Soviet Russia was more of a threat than Nazi Germany.

Sir Winston Churchill – realised too late that Soviet Russia was more of a threat than Nazi Germany.

14. Star Witness To The Alleged Holocaust Elie Wiesel:

One of the star witnesses to the Auschwitz allegations is Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel. Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania on September 30th, 1928. Wiesel has given evidence at various trials around the World on his alleged experiences in German camps during World War Two. Wiesel is a well-known writer of fiction with over 40 published books. However it is his autobiography of Auschwitz, Night ,  which has come under scrutiny. Firstly, Wiesel claims the bodies were disposed of by a secret Nazi method of using bodies to burn bodies – if this was scientifically possible wouldn’t they just use this method to burn the bodies? Secondly Wiesel claims that his concentration camp number  A7713 was tattooed on his left arm like all inmates, however video evidence shows no such tattoo and he has never explained where his tattoo went. Thirdly his camp number, A7713, was assigned to a different prisoner and there is no record of him at Auschwitz despite all camp records being recovered after the War. Fourthly in all his different accounts of Auschwitz Weisel never mentions any gas chambers. Fifthly Wiesel makes bizarre claims about mass graves that would shoot fountains of blood up in to the air, this is also scientifically impossible. Sixthly Wiesel claims he spent three weeks in the Auschwitz Camp hospital with an infected leg – would a death camp bother curing prisoners? There are many other major discrepancies to his claims, and a read of his book Night is recommended.

For a more precise look at Elie Wiesel and why his allegations don’t stand up to any scrutiny please visit:

http://www.eliewieseltattoo.com/

and

https://archive.org/details/ElieWiesel-AnotherHolocaustFraud

Elie Wiesel without his tattoo.

Elie Wiesel without his tattoo.

15. Fake Photographic And Film Holocaust Evidence And The Ever Changing Numbers:

The first time fake evidence was used was during the Nuremberg Trials. This however became an industry in its own right after 1945, with large rewards paid to investigators for “finding” Holocaust evidence. At the time a lot of this evidence was very cutting-edge, but under modern scrutiny it simply doesn’t stand up.

Modern forensic techniques have exposed a lot of

Modern forensic techniques have exposed a lot of “Holocaust” photographic evidence as faked.

New systems of examining photographs and film have exposed large amounts of it as totally fake, other evidence has been exposed as coming from completely different sources e.g. The Russian Gulags.

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As evidence has emerged discrediting large parts, if not all, of the alleged Holocaust narrative the jews have been forced to constantly change the numbers in their claims. They have, however, constantly stuck to an overall total of 6 million jewish deaths, even though this makes no mathematical sense as the component numbers are revised downwards. This hasn’t led to a partial refund of the damages paid to Israel by Germany based on the 6 million figure.

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16. The Balfour Declaration, World War One And 6 Million Jews:

During World War One the British Government had agreed with leading jews that they would support a jewish homeland in Palestine in exchange for the powerful jewish lobby in America getting the USA to join the Allies. This led to the Balfour Declaration being made by the British Government promising the jews a homeland in Palestine.

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After discussions in the British Cabinet, and consultation with Zionist leaders, the decision was made known in the form of a letter by Arthur James Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The letter represents the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a Great Power.

After World War One the British Government were unable, or unwilling, to make good on this promise. From 1919 onwards the jews claimed 6 million jews in Europe were under threat from extermination unless they got a homeland in Palestine. This was 14 years before the Nazis came to power and 24 years before the alleged Holocaust started.

The jews have been waving the 6 million figure around since at least 1914 and maybe even earlier - the number seems to have a special signicance to them.

The jews have been waving the 6 million figure around since at least 1914 and maybe even earlier – the number seems to have a special significance to them.

17. Holocaust Denial And The Holocaust Deniers:

In most parts of Europe questioning any aspect of the findings of the Nuremberg Trials is a very serious criminal offence on par with rape, murder or armed robbery. In France you can receive up to 20 years in prison, which may have to be served in solitary confinement. Even where it is not illegal questioning the official Holocaust narrative will probably cost you your job, family, house etc.

Despite this a lot of top writers, academics, historians and scientists have questioned the official Holocaust narrative or denied it entirely. Professor Ernst Zundel was put on numerous trials around the World, had his house firebombed, received death threats, his family broke up, was deported from several countries and eventually was imprisoned for five years in Germany. No other historical event can attract this type of punishment for questioning the official narrative.

Despite these threats, the official narrative is constantly exposed as being a lie and the jews have to constantly change their claims when faced with irrefutable evidence of their lies.

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18. The Main Stream Media And The Alleged Holocaust:

The Main Stream Media never question the official narrative of the holocaust, and go on an all-out attack on anyone who does. They have created the term “Holocaust Denier”  for anyone who doesn’t believe, or dares to question, the official narrative. “Holocaust Denier” is one of the multicultural buzz-words like “Fascist/Nazi/racist/homophobe” designed to denigrate the person described as such,  and lead to “pack-attacks” by the media, politicians and the general lefty PC crowd. However bear in mind that around 96% of the Western World’s media is controlled by jews and/or zionists. You will notice that the jews/zionist are willing to keep running newspapers/TV channels and other media outlets at a financial loss simply to keep control of the MSM.

The jews and zionists control about 96% of the Western World's media.

The jews and zionists control about 96% of the Western World’s media – a large part is now run at a financial loss.

19. There’s No Business Like Shoa Business:

“Shoa” is the term used by jews and zionists to describe the alleged Holocaust. After the Second World War Germany was forced to pay trillions of Dollars in compensation to set up Israel, and is still paying to this day. There are now second and third generation, the children and grandchildren of alleged Holocaust victims, who receive compensation from the German Government and various German Corporations. The American Government also use this as an excuse to give billions of American taxpayers’ money to Israel, although the real reason behind these payments is the strength of the Israeli lobby in America.

As early as 1941, two years before the alleged Holocaust was even meant to have started, the World Jewish Congress had been demanding that the Germans pay for the resettlement of jews in Israel as reparations.

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20. The Census of Jews Worldwide Figures:

Here are some census figures of jews living Worldwide to consider:

World Almanac, 1925, pg. 752 — 15,630,000, “In 1925 a census of Palestine gave a total of 115,151 Jews”
World Almanac, 1929, pg. 727 — 15,630,000
National Council of Churches 1930 — 15,600 ,000
March 24, 1933, jewish newspaper Daily Express — 14,000,000 jews worldwide
World Almanac, 1933, pg. 419 — 15,316,359, [“The estimate for Jews in the above table is for 1933, and is by the American Jewish Committee”
World Almanac, 1936, pg. 748 — world jewish population = 15,753,633
World Almanac, 1938, pg. 510 — world jewish population = 15,748,091, with 240,000 in Germany
American Jewish Committee Bureau of the Synagogue Council, 1939 — 15,600,000
World Almanac, 1940, pg. 129: World Jewish Population — 15,319,359
World Almanac, 1941, pg. 510: World Jewish Population — 15,748,091
World Almanac, 1942, pg. 849 — 15,192,089, “Jews include Jews by race not necessarily by religion”
World Almanac USA, 1947, pg. 748: World Jewish Population — 15,690,000
World Almanac, 1949, pg. 289: World Jewish Population — 15,713,638
Statistical Handbook of Council of Churches USA 1951 — 15,300,000
World Almanac, US News & World Report, 1983 population of jews — 16,820,850
World Almanac, 1996, pg. 646: World Jewish Population — 14,117,000
World Almanac & Book of Facts, 1989: World Jewish Population –18,080,000
World Almanac & Book of Facts, 2001: World Jewish Population — 13,200,000

World Almanac 1933

World Almanac 1933

World Almanac 1948

World Almanac 1948

21. Inmate Facilities At Auschwitz:

With two very different witness versions of what was going on in the camps, let’s have a quick look at the facilities available to inmates to see if that can clarify matters. The jews have now admitted there wasn’t any gas chambers in Auschwitz following the two sets of scientific tests, but there were some facilities that certainly were in Auschwitz and can still be seen today.

A free dental service available to all inmates - specialist dentists were brought in for intricate work.

A free dental service available to all inmates – specialist dentists were brought in for intricate work.

A walk-in clinic and hospital for inmates.

A walk-in clinic and hospital for inmates.

Dr. Carl Clauberg the World famous Berlin surgeon who was called in for difficult inmate cases.

Dr. Carl Clauberg the World famous Berlin surgeon who was called in for difficult inmate cases.

Camp kitchen -one of the largest service buildings in Auschwitz, with state-of-the-art cooking facilities. There were twelve of these throughout the camp. * The caloric content of the diet was carefully monitored by camp and Red Cross delegates.

Camp kitchen – one of the largest service buildings in Auschwitz, with state-of-the-art cooking facilities. There were twelve of these throughout the camp.
The caloric content of the diet was carefully monitored by camp and Red Cross delegates.

Camp religious facilities made available on a rotating basis to every denomination for religious services.

Camp religious facilities made available on a rotating basis to every denomination for religious services.

A camp theatre where live plays were performed by camp inmate actors.

A camp theatre where live plays were performed by camp inmate actors.

Up to 16 camp orchestras with every conceivable instrument available for inmates - there was also free tutoring by music teachers.

Up to 16 camp orchestras with every conceivable instrument available for inmates – there was also free tutoring by music teachers.

A camp library where inmates could borrow books from forty -five thousand volumes available.

A camp library where inmates could borrow books from forty -five thousand volumes available.

Camp complaints office where inmates could register complaints or make suggestions. Camp Commander Hoess had a standing order that any inmate could approach him personally to register a complaint about other inmates such as “Kapos” and even guards.* A system of strict discipline for guards and also for inmates, with severe punishment being handed out against those found guilty (for even slapping an inmate)

Camp complaints office where inmates could register complaints or make suggestions. Camp Commander Hoess had a standing order that any inmate could approach him personally to register a complaint about other inmates such as “Kapos” and even guards.* A system of strict discipline for guards and also for inmates, with severe punishment being handed out against those found guilty (for even slapping an inmate).

Auschwitz marriages took place because worker inmates fell in love and married their inmate partners.

Auschwitz marriages took place because worker inmates fell in love and married their inmate partners.

The camp sauna for inmates.

The camp sauna for inmates.

The camp brothel, just inside the main gate was a building used during the war as a brothel for the inmates.

The camp brothel, just inside the main gate was a building used during the war as a brothel for the inmates.

A camp swimming pool for use by the inmates, where there were walkways with comfortable benches for inmates to relax in the shade of the trees. Swimming galas were held during the Summer months.

A camp swimming pool for use by the inmates, where there were walkways with comfortable benches for inmates to relax in the shade of the trees. Swimming galas were held during the Summer months.

The Aushcwitz University where inmates could take various courses. Professors from nearby Universities often visited to give lectures.

The Auschwitz University where inmates could take various courses. Professors from nearby Universities often visited to give lectures.

Genuine photograph of inmates leaving for Auschwitz - notice the train is a passenger train not the Hollywood cattle train version.

Genuine photograph of inmates leaving for Auschwitz – notice the train is a passenger train not the Hollywood cattle train version.

These are the facilities that are still standing and can be inspected by any visitor. Other facilities that are now overgrown, or have been knocked down, included a soccer field, fencing area, handball court, camp canteen, cinema and maternity ward that delivered over 3,000 live births without losing a single mother or baby.

This blog in no way denies the alleged Holocaust, or questions any of the different versions of it from the last 68 years. However here is some further reading and videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXbLSK1laAc#t=22

http://holohoax.wordpress.com/

You must watch this 2 min video

http://zundelsite.org/

http://www.barnesreview.org/

http://codoh.com/

http://germarrudolf.com/germars-views/an-introduction-to-historical-revisionism/#13

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Cigpapers Freedom Of Information Act Requests:

The claim that 6 million jews were murdered by the Germans during World War Two is on the British School’s National Curriculum and is publicised by the BBC on a near daily basis. The following Freedom Of Information Act Requests were recently submitted to find out where they obtained their information:

“PAID PROTESTERS are real,” writes the Los Angeles Times……Rent-a-Protester Company “Crowds On Demand”

Rent-a-Protester Company “Crowds On Demand” Sued in $23 Million Extortion Plot

“PAID PROTESTERS are real,” writes the Los Angeles Times, after a lawsuit filed by a Czech investor against a business rival spotlighted the seedy, and very real business of people hired to express fake outrage, support, and everything in between.

According to a lawsuit filed by investor Zdenek Bakala, Prague-based investment manager Pavol Krupa hired Beverly Hills company Crowds on Demand (COD) to stage a protest near Bakala’s home in Hilton Head, SC.

In the Bakala case, Crowds on Demand is accused of spreading misinformation through a website, putting on protests and organizing a phone and email campaign targeting several U.S. institutions with ties to Bakala, who got an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and had an estimated net worth topping $1 billion earlier this decade, according to Forbes. — LA Times

Crowds on Demand provides pop-up “protests, rallies, flash mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts,” according to its Web site.

The dispute between Bakala and Krupa goes back for several years, and has been the subject of inquiries by the European Commission and the Czech government, involving a formerly state-owned coal mining business, OKD, which Bakala assumed control of in 2004. Bakala has been accused of bribing officials to buy the government’s equity in the mining company at a below-market price, which broke a promise to sell company-owned apartments to employees before the company ultimately filed for bankruptcy in 2016.

According to Bakala, the COD smear campaign didn’t stop there, claiming that the company also called and sent emails to the Aspen Institute and Dartmouth College, where Bakala sits on advisory boards, urging them to cut ties with him. Bakala claims that Krupa threatened to ramp up the COD campaign unless the Czech investor coughs up $23 million.

Bakala, who holds U.S. and Czech citizenship, says in his lawsuit that all of those allegations are false and are part of Krupa’s extortion campaign. He alleges that Krupa offered to cease his campaign if Bakala paid $23 million for OKD shares owned by Krupa’s investment fund….

Crowds on Demand founder Adam Swart and Krupa neither confirmed nor denied that they are working together. They declined to answer specific questions about Bakala’s allegations, though Swart, in an emailed statement, called the claims meritless.

“Not only will I vigorously defend myself against the allegations in the complaint but I am also evaluating whether to bring my own claims against Mr. Bakala,” Swart said. – LA Times

“Defendants are pursuing a campaign of harassment, defamation, and interference in the business affairs of Zdenek Bakala, which they have expressly vowed to expand unless he pays them millions of dollars,” reads Bakala’s lawsuit.

That said, it’s not clear that Krupa’s alleged campaign had the desired effect.

Elliot Gerson, an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, said in an emailed statement that the institute has received calls and emails from “individuals associated with Crowds on Demand” and that the nonprofit’s general counsel has spoken with Swart “about this campaign of harassment.”

“From the beginning, we assumed that these manufactured communications were linked to political issues in the Czech Republic and Mr. Bakala’s high profile in that country,” Gerson said. “Nothing we received has altered our views about Mr. Bakala.” – LA Times

So paid protesters are a thing… 

Bakala’s lawsuit brings to light an ongoing debate in the national dialogue over paid protesters. President Trump, for example, has repeatedly claimed that protesters have been paid by left-wing billionaire activist George Soros and others in order to disrupt and undermine conservative events.

“There are hundreds of lobbying firms and public affairs firms that do this work, though not all in the same way,” said USLA sociology professor Edward Walker — who wrote a book on the business of paid protesting, also known as Astroturfing. “Some only do a little bit of this grass-roots-for-hire, but things adjacent to this are not uncommon today.”

In 2014, ABC’s Nightline reported that a group backed by the beverage industry was hiring people to protest a soda tax measure — posting ads on Craigslist for paid protesters at $13 an hour.

During the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, many noted an image of Vinay Krishnan — who works for “progressive” activist organization Center for Popular Democracy — apparently paying a woman named Vickie Lampron who was later seen in the Kavanaugh hearing.

Krishnan said that the money was given to people to pay fines in case they were arrested.

As the Times notes, paid protesters aren’t a recent phenomenon.

Longtime California political consultant Garry South, who was a campaign strategist for California Gov. Gray Davis, said it’s long been common for campaigns and political parties to pay people a few bucks or perhaps provide a meal in exchange for attending a rally. He recalled a 2002 rally in San Francisco where he said that tactic was used.

“It turns out, the San Francisco Democratic Party, to bolster the crowd, had basically gone down to skid row and paid people $5 or something to tromp up to Union Square,” South said.

But he sees a big difference between that kind of activity and the paid protests allegedly organized by Crowds on Demand.

“What’s different is the commercialization of the process,” he said. “It just contributes to the air of unreality that exists in this day and age with essentially not being able to believe your own eyes or ears. I don’t think it’s particularly healthy. But it probably inevitably was going to come to this.” – LA Times

Adam Swart, head of Crowds on Demand

Crowds on Demand, meanwhile, shamelessly boasts on their website that they were hired by a business rival to “cripple the operations” of a manufacturing business owned by a convicted child molester, which resulted in the hiring company buying the molester-owned business for “5 percent of its previous value.”

In another “case study,” COD brags about staging a rally to support an unidentified foreign leader who was visiting the United Nations.

“The concern was ensuring that the leader was well received by a U.S. audience and confident for his work at the U.N. We created demonstrations of support with diverse crowds.,” says COD.

“A lot of times, companies don’t want to be known for using this kind of strategy,” Walker said. “Crowds on Demand, they’re more out about it. … It is strikingly brazen.”

In the video above, COD founder Swart, a Jew, brags about how much fun it is to deceive people and make them believe things that he knows are not true. For a fee, he’ll help you deceive people too.

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Source: based on an article in Signs of the Times


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Political prisoner Horst Mahler Critically Ill in German Jail

Horst Mahler (above left), who is currently serving a twelve-year prison sentence for daring to challenge the Jewish version of German history – seen here with the late Franz Schönhuber MEP of the Republikaner party.

Lady Michèle Renouf reports:

GERMAN political philosopher and imprisoned dissident Horst Mahler (born 1936) is in a very bad way in a prison hospital.

Behind bars for years and for the next 10 years despite his crippling condition after a leg amputation (in consequence of the prison diet, life-endangering for a diabetic), the octogenarian and former attorney has committed no crime for his jailed condition save expressing peaceful philosophical opinions.

Attorney Mahler’s wife writes (for general public interest release) the news her husband wishes conveyed via Robert Steinert.

Mr. Steinert is the co-producer of the film based on the groundbreaking book Other Losses … the untold loss of a million POW and German civilians driven, on the sociopathic postwar orders of the barbaric Eisenhower, intentionally starving them to death in tightly packed fields of the Rhine Meadows exposed to harsh elements.

Dear Herr Steinert, I am sending you this message at the request of my husband… Yesterday I visited my husband in the detention department of the municipal hospital in Brandenburg. He has been there since Wednesday – after a breakdown in the cell!

Horst suffers from necrosis of his remaining right foot (its big toe).

In addition pneumonia has set in – quite heavily now.

His CRP value of his blood is 300 – this is very high. A normal value is about 10.

For two days he has been on antibiotics – now we have to wait and see whether the inflammation levels drop.

Mentally Horst is clear, as always, but very weak. He fears that he will not get through this time….

Yours sincerely, Elzbieta Mahler

In the circumstances, well-wishers may like to take this opportunity to send their respects to Horst Mahler, who is regarded by many (to quote Robert Steinert) “as without doubt one of the greatest thinkers Germany has ever produced. Nevertheless, I hope that he will survive this crisis, because we all need him urgently!”

Horst’s prison address is:

Justizvollzugsanstalt Brandenburg A.D. Havel,
Inhaftierter: Horst Mahler
Anton-Saefkow-Allee 22
14772 Brandenburg
GERMANY

For those interested, Telling Films has many unique interviews with Horst Mahler available in English as listed at www.tellingfilms.co.uk and via dvdorders@tellingfilms.co.uk.

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Source: Heritage and Destiny magazine

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UK COLUMN: Does ‘Soros’ Equal Antisemitism? Also: Faux Mail Bomber, Khashoggi Habeus Corpus

The U.S. goes into nut-job overdrive this past week, with an extravagant US Midterm Elections political stunt by the Faux Mail Bomber – which the US Mainstream Media attempted to blame on Russia, and a mass shooting in Pittsburgh killing 11 in Synagogue which prompts cultural clerics to reclassify the word ‘Soros’ as an antisemitic conspiracy theory. Also, the British intelligence drift out a rather unbelievable story on Jamal Khashoggi. All this and more. 

UK Column hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with this week’s early week news round-up. Watch:

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START – Budget day squeezed in before Brexit day Has the die been cast for a ‘no deal’ Brexit and second referendum…?
02:54 – US faux mail ‘bomber’ – suspect packages look very…suspect MainStream Media seizes on the opportunity to attack Trump supporters MainStream Media then goes for another target: it’s the Russians… 21 Wire: Washington Post pushes Neo-McCarthyism – who is Craig Timberg…? Pittsburgh shooting also being cynically used for political purposes Hollywood celebrities jump on the bandwagon and join in… BBC: a very deceptive headline on Israeli news
15:33 – The ‘far-right’ being talked-up across the world British Social Services allowed rape gangs to grow – article is designed to enrage All rape gangs need prosecuting…they are currently being used for political purposes Nudging being used to push people towards extremes of politics The Guardian: MI5 to take over in fight against rise of UK rightwing extremism MainStream Media deliberately stoking tension and dividing people Fusion Doctrine: the Cabinet Office pulling the strings of government Gab.com is under attack: internet censorship continues apace Conversations cannot occur in walled gardens…
28:17 – Alternative View 9.1 Democracy in Chains – 2 December, London
29:32 – Julian Lewis: we could end up with hostile countries owning our defence L3 and Harris agree to merge, creating $33.5 billion military technology giant Much of the consolidation is happening at the European level: MBDA
31:39 – Emergency Briefing: Defence and Security event – 3 November, Totnes
32:21 – NATO: extremely happy to be celebrating Turkish Independence Day 21 Wire article: Turkish ‘do or die moment’: snap elections could determine future
34:27 – NATO: non-proliferation – Russia’s ‘destabilising behaviour on our security’ Military Industrial Complex busy cashing in before the penny drops… High level of tension has to be maintained by the West to continue MIC spending
37:45 – Brazil’s new President: Jair Bolsonaro wins election
40:45 – Khashoggi ‘bombshell’ – Britain ‘knew of kidnap plot…’ The source…? A ‘secret GCHQ intercept’ Skripal affair: secret sources – the same playbook…? Still no real evidence to prove Khashoggi’s fate MainStream Media and secret intelligence services – what is their real relationship…?

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Freeing Your Children From Military Prison In The West Bank

The prices paid, for simply living as a Palestinian in Palestine, can be listed for days on end. But perhaps the price which is the most arduous, is the lack of security you have in knowing wether your family members, most importantly children, won’t be ambushed, tortured and locked away in a military prison.

According to the leading Palestinian Prisoners Organization, Addameer, there are currently 5640 Palestinians that are locked away in military prisons, around 300 of which are children. Those who are now locked away in Israeli Military Prisons, are not criminals. For real crimes committed by Palestinians in the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has its own prison system and security forces.

Rather than site statistics and quote politicians, I believe the best way to bring this story close to heart, for you the reader, is to give you a personal account of what happened to a friend and his family.

Every Palestinian in the West Bank has stories to tell about the imprisonment of their friends, family, or even themselves. Roughly two-thirds of the West Bank’s male population has been imprisoned or detained by the Israeli occupation forces.

Despite speaking to many people in the West Bank and hearing countless horror stories of detainment or arrest, one case in particular effected me more than others.

For 3 months I lived, in the West Bank village of Bil’in, from which I would travel to countless places. During my time in Bil’in, located close to Ramallah, I spent over a month living in the Burnat household. Iyad Burnat, a prominent Palestinian activist and author of the book ‘Bil’in and the non-violent resistance’, hosted me and included me as if I was a member of the family. Staying with Iyad’s family, I became very close with his second youngest son Abdul-Khaliq, whom I stayed in contact with after leaving Palestine.

Abdul-Khaliq Burnat after he was shot in the back of the head by an Israeli Soldier.

Abdul-Khaliq, was 17 years old at the time, had already been shot in the head by Israeli forces, arrested, denied medicine and grown up watching the brutality displayed against his family. His younger brother Mohammed had also already been shot by Israeli forces, with rubber-coated steel bullets, three times and his older brother Majd had sustained a near fatal bullet wound, to the upper leg, in 2014.

The night, just after having called Abdul-Khaliq, the catch up with him, I received news of his brutal arrest by armed Israeli Occupation militants. He was ambushed, along with his two friends Malik Radhi and Hamze Al-Khatib, whilst they were on their way to get pizza from a neighboring village. The three were brutally snatched away, having their hands bound and eyes blindfolded. They were then later held in administrative detention for 6 months (held without a charge), before they were convicted for the “crimes” of cutting barbed wire attached to the apartheid wall and throwing stones. Despite the fact that the Israeli’s had no eye-witness testimonies, no videos, no photographs, or any other such evidence, the three boys were facing a kangaroo court system which maintaining a 99.74% conviction rate.

Although the three boys were originally sentenced to 19 months in Naqve Military prison, they were given the opportunity to get out early on bail, due to the work of their lawyer Gaby Lasky. If the families of all three are able to pay the bail fee of 18,000 NIS (Approx. 5,100 USD) each, then they will be released on probation. However, such heavy fees like these, are nearly impossible to pay for families and even communities in the West Bank.

This is just a single example of what families face. Just last morning (29/10/18) 30 more Palestinians were taken from their homes.

The only way to relative freedom for people like Abdul-Khaliq, Malik and Hamze, are for their families to pay the bail fees. Until this moment, enough has been raised to unshackle but only two of the three boys, with around 5,000 USD needed to enable the release of the third.

If you would like to personally take part in the effort to free these boys, please contact Iyad Burnat at either of the links below. Your help in fighting the battle for the freedom of Bil’in’s youth, is appreciated by the families of those held captive.

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Email: majdarmajdar@gmail.com

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THE NEW ARAB: UN at work

Angela Merkel hopes to stay in power until 2021. She will be out much sooner

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 143.

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  • Now that the most stable neo-liberal, globalist, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has announced her future retirement from politics, alarm is sweeping throughout the Deep State and its media establishment.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she needs to write “a new chapter” in German politics, the one with her name on it is done.

Whether Merkel can stay on as Chancellor for three more years depends on whether anyone in her CDU party, or in any German party, can measure up to her and make a convincing leadership claim before her tenure is up in 2021.

Merkel has served as Chancellor for thirteen years. She will step down as the leader of  the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), in early December at its next conference, in Hamburg…however she plans to stay on as German Chancellor until the next elections in 2021. More likely than not, Merkel will be pushed out much sooner than here 2021 deadline.

According to The New Yorker, what is even more alarming is that the German results are hardly an isolated phenomenon. Merkel made her announcement the day after Jair Bolsonaro won the Presidency in Brazil and a day before President Donald Trump announced that he thought he could end birthright citizenship in the United States despite the clear words of the Constitution stating otherwise. From Viktor Orbán, in Hungary, to Rodrigo Duterte, in the Philippines, there is a clear theme emerging: love the big man, fear the stranger.

Germany doesn’t have such a figure yet—not this time around. (Nor does Britain, though it has Boris Johnson, whose farce is getting uglier, and Brexit.) It has had Merkel, who urged Germans to believe, with regard to the large-scale arrival of refugees, that “we can handle it,” a position that her party has forced her to partially retreat from. Since last year’s parliamentary elections, she has held her position thanks only to an unstable “Grand Coalition” with the S.P.D.—the Große Koalition, known in shorthand as the GroKo—which might not hold together for long. She is burdened by the rise of extremism, by domestic discontent related to her welcoming of refugees, and by the weight of her long tenure—she has been in office longer than Franklin D. Roosevelt, the longest-serving American President, was at the time of his death. A person doesn’t hold power for that long in a competitive political system without having an instinct for it. That is particularly true of someone like Merkel, who came from a marginal part of the country—the former East Germany—and only entered politics after a career as a scientist, seizing the moment, after reunification, when so much was up for grabs. And Merkel’s instincts apparently told her that if she wanted to control her exit, she had to make her move now.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Merkel’s stunning, but expected announcement, and what this means for Germany, Europe, the United States and Russia.

 

Via RT

Angela Merkel has said she will not seek re-election as Germany’s chancellor as well as CDU’s party chair. The decision comes after a debacle for her ruling party in the local elections in the federal state of Hesse.

On Sunday, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received 28 percent of the votes. Although that was more support than other competitors received, it was a significant drop from the 38.3 percent won by the party in the state’s last election in 2013.

However, Merkel claimed that her decision not to run for party chair again was made before the plebiscite and even before German parliament’s summer recess. Party chair aside, the top politician also would not be available for another term as a chancellor.

This fourth term is my last as German chancellor. At the federal election in 2021, I will not stand again as chancellor candidate, nor as a candidate for the Bundestag, and…I won’t seek any further political offices.

What’s more, if snap elections need to take place before 2021, Merkel would not run for the top post either.

She also stated that the government has “lost credibility.” 

A decision not to head for re-election as chief of the CDU and to not ditch the chancellorship “looks like a plan” that has been carefully devised, German lawyer Maximilian Krah told RT.

Merkel’s favored person to take over as party boss is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. If she gets in, Merkel will “have a clone of herself as a party leader so she can remain in the chancellor’s office… she could stay in power for the next five or six years!”

However, if a Merkel critic takes center stage as party leader, there will be a different outcome. But even if that were the case, the CDU is unlikely to publicly turn on its current leader, as it is “very submissive” towards the chancellor.

“It would give a development against Merkel, but not a revolution. The CDU is not a party that makes revolutions. In no way.”

As the CDU experiences losses in support, the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is seeing a rise in popularity. It received 12 percent of the votes in Hesse on Sunday, and now holds parliamentary seats in every single German state.

Speaking to RT following the Hesse elections, independent political observer Steven Meissner said that Merkel “is getting weaker and weaker and more unpopular.” That brings her team more problems than benefits, he alleged.

Merkel’s popularity has indeed been slipping for a long time, with her handling of the 2015 migrant crisis being a major contributing factor. A July poll found that only one in five Germans were happy with her performance as leader.

Dr. Werner Patzelt, a political science professor at the Technical University of Dresden, thinks that the chancellor’s handling of migration issue is mostly to blame for her party’s reduced support.

“The core problem of the CDU is the migration politics conducted by Chancellor Merkel. For many years now, German voters have revolted against these politics and they voted for the AfD and defected from the CDU…” In fact, AfD has filled a representation gap that was left when the CDU began shifting towards the center-left.

Merkel, 64, chaired the CDU party since 2000 and has served as Germany’s chancellor since 2005.


Germany: Anti-Defamation League awards Merkel human rights prize


Paul Craig Roberts: Is America Finished?

For Russia, Trump’s withdrawal from the intermediate range missile treaty (INF) confirms that an attack on Russia is being prepared.

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The refusal of the Democratic Party and the military/security complex to accept the results of the 2016 US presidential election and the misuse of their positions of power to prevent Donald Trump from exercising presidential powers is a revolutionary step, well described by Angelo Codevilla here: https://americanmind.org/essays/our-revolutions-logic/

Americans are now so polarized that they “no longer share basic sympathies and trust, because they no longer regard each other as worthy of equal consideration.” Codevilla blames the progressives and their attitude of moral superiority, but his explanation is independent of who is to blame. I blame both sides. The Constitution and our civil liberties took a major hit from the “conservative” Republican regime of George W. Bush.

The consequence has been to weaponize government for use against the domestic adversary. In other words, unity has departed us. The absence of unity makes it easy for the ruling oligarchy to achieve its material interests at the expense of the welfare of the American people. Indeed, it is amazing to find progressives aligned with the military/security complex to block Trump from normalizing relations with Russia.

The provocations of Russia, which have been ongoing since the Clinton regime, have reached unprecedented levels under the neoconservative regimes of Obama and Trump. The conflict that has been orchestrated is good for the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex at the cost of maximizing the chance of nuclear war. The demonizations of Russia, Putin, China, and Iran are so extreme as to have convinced Russia and China that Washington intends war.

For Russia, Trump’s withdrawal from the intermediate range missile treaty (INF) confirms that an attack on Russia is being prepared. Intermediate range missiles cannot reach the US. The treaty gave safety to Russia and Europe, which is why Washington’s claim that Russia is violating the treaty is absurd. The only reason for Washington to withdraw from the treaty is to be able to place intermediate range nuclear missiles on Russia’s borders that would substantially increase the likelihood of success of a US first strike against Russia.

This apparently is not clear to the American people, media, and Congress, but it is clear to the Russians.

Mikhail Gorbachev, who negotiated the INF Treaty with President Reagan, stated the war threat succintly: “It looks as if the world is preparing for war.” https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/27/mikhail-gorbachev-looks-world-preparing-war-nuclear-threat-re/

It is also very clear to the Russian government. A top official, Andrei Belousov, declared: “Yes, Russia is preparing for war, I have confirmed it. We are preparing to defend our homeland, our territorial integrity, our principles, our values, our people – we are preparing for such a war.” https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1037059/Russia-INF-treaty-world-war-3-Donald-Trump-Vladimir-Putin-Mikhail-Gorbachev-US-violence

Putin himself finally found tough words. A country that attacks Russia will be obliterated, “will die like dogs,” and “go to Hell.”

As demonization of Russia is part of the Democrats’ demonization of Trump—“Putin stooge,” “Putin agent,” or, in the words of former CIA Director John Brennan, “traitor”—the American people are too disunited to take a stand against conflict with Russia that serves the agendas of the military/security complex and the neoconservatives’ ideology of US world hegemony.

As it is impossible for Russia to accept US intermediate range nuclear missiles on Russia’s border, war is close at hand.

China also sees war on the horizon. China’s president has ordered the military to “prepare for war.” https://www.rt.com/news/442625-china-prepares-war-us/

The recklessly irresponsible policy of the US government toward Russia and China is leading to nuclear war.

Perhaps the European governments, Washington’s compliant stooges, will finally wake up and refuse to participate in Washington’s orchestrated conflict. If not, the Doomsday Clock will have to be moved to one second before doom.


Totalitarianism in the West (2/7)- Dr. Paul Craig Roberts,

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Trump to Remove Citizenship for Children of Non-Citizens (Except his own operation)

“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,”Trump told Axios in an interview taped on Monday. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.” 

While Trump was ambiguous on the subject, it is likely that the children of legal immigrants who have attained US citizenship will be unaffected by the planned policy order.

In the US, birthright citizenship is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”While originally drafted in 1868 to establish civil rights for freed slaves and their descendents, the amendment has been widely interpreted to grant full citizenship rights to anyone born within the US.

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump told Axios. “Guess what? You don’t.”

“It’s in the process. It’ll happen . . . with an executive order,” he said.

If Trump intended to press ahead with the executive order, the president would likely face a complete and total backlash.Trump’s critics immediately sounded the alarm on Twitter

While Trump can issue an executive order on birthright citizenship, that order can then be challenged in court, and overturned if it is found unconstitutional. This was the case earlier this year and last year when the first iterations of the president’s controversial travel ban were declared unconstitutional by federal courts.

Any executive order issued by Trump would therefore have to fall within the boundaries set by the Constitution, and the Supreme Court would have to determine whether the text of the 14th Amendment actually guarantees birthright citizenship, a matter of intense debate among legal scholars.

“A proper originalist interpretation of the US Constitution, as presently written, guarantees American citizenship to those born within our borders, with only a few limited exceptions,”lawyer Dan McLaughlin wrote in a National Review column last month.

However, McLaughlin noted that one line in the Amendment – “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” – could cause some ambiguity. If Congress were to decide that illegal immigrants are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, then the case could be made that the protections of the 14th Amendment do not apply to them. Indeed, at the time of the Amendment’s writing, Senator. Lyman Trumbull argued that “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” meant “not owing allegiance to anybody else,” for example, a foreign country.

Trumbull’s interpretation has been used by opponents of birthright citizenship, like legal scholar Edward J. Erler, to argue against automatic citizenship, but the text of the Constitution can be endlessly dissected and analyzed for different answers.

Some scholars have called for Congress to finally legislate on whether the children of noncitizens are subject to US jurisdiction or not, and end the debate for good.

In a Washington Post op-ed this July, former Trump administration national security official Michael Anton called for such legislation, and argued that “the notion that simply being born within the geographical limits of the United States automatically confers US citizenship is an absurdity — historically, constitutionally, philosophically and practically.”

With immigration a top priority for Republican voters, some saw the President’s statement as bluster, intended to fire up his base ahead of next week’s crucial midterm elections.

Trump has touted a hardline approach to immigration in recent weeks, as a thousands-strong ‘caravan’ of migrants makes its way to the US’ southern border from Central America. Trump has called the caravan an “invasion” and the Pentagon has announced plans to deploy 5,200 troops to the border, where they will bolster the existing National Guard and Customs and Border Patrol presence.

Trump has also vowed to corral the migrants into “very nice”tent cities upon arrival, where they will be held until their asylum cases can be heard.

While the president claimed the US is “the only country” that offers birthright citizenship, 33 other countries, including Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, do the same.


Did Israel Assassinate Michael Collins Piper

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Two days ago, Michael Collins Piper, aged 55, died in a hotel room.  Collins led the war against AIPAC and the ADL and the Kosher mafia when others now considered “experts’ knew nothing at all.  News quickly spread about his “heart condition” and how he died of natural causes.  Then again, Abe Foxman is still  alive and Netanyahu’s attic portrait is oozing hideousity.

I believe Piper was likely murdered.  Moreover, I also believe his heart condition was induced as well.  I believe this for reasons, reasons like Michael Hastings and John Wheeler and John O’Neill and Serena Shim and Mike Ruppert and Gary Webb and Roland Carnaby.

I believe it when I find someone who had become vulnerable, an easy target and easy “example”, and someone having a Wikipedia done by the Mossad like the one below:

MICHAEL COLLINS PIPER IS A POLITICAL WRITER, CONSPIRACY THEORIST,[1] AND TALK RADIO HOST LIVING IN WASHINGTON D.C.. HE IS A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR TO THE AMERICAN FREE PRESS, A NEWSPAPER BACKED BY WILLIS CARTO NOTED FOR ITS ANTISEMITISMWHITE SEPARATIST AND WHITE NATIONALIST THEMES. PIPER’S BOOKS AND ARTICLES HAVE ALSO BEEN FEATURED BY A WIDE-RANGING AND ECLECTIC VARIETY OF WEBSITES, RANGING FROM “LEFT” TO “RIGHT” INCLUDING AMERICA FIRST BOOKSANTI-SEMITICVETERANS TODAYPRESSTV, THE RACISTNEO-NAZIVANGUARD NEWS NETWORKAND THE WEBSITE OF HOLOCAUST DENIERDAVID DUKE.

PIPER WAS DESCRIBED ON HIS WEBSITE AS A POLITICAL “PROGRESSIVE IN THE LAFOLLETTEWHEELER TRADITION.”[2] HE IS THE AUTHOR OF BOOKS SUCH AS THE HIGH PRIESTS OF WAR, IN WHICH HE CRITICIZES THE NEOCONSERVATIVES IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, AND FINAL JUDGMENT, WHERE HE CLAIMS THAT THE ISRAELIMOSSADWAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF U.S. PRESIDENTJOHN F. KENNEDY.

HE HAS BEEN ATTACKED BY MANY JEWISH GROUPS SUCH AS THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL) OF B’NAI B’RITH, THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER, AND THE MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MEMRI), SOME OF WHICH HAVE CALLED HIM A PROMOTER OF ANTISEMITIC CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND A HOLOCAUST DENIER.[3]

Carefully timed to his death is a distasteful concerted attack on him in Wikipedia that traces back to Israeli intelligence.  Those who produced this smear/bio, well outside any Wikipedia guidelines are also regularly tied to cover ups like Charlie Hebdo, the Boston Marathon bombings and Sandy Hook.

It is best to assume Piper was murdered.  He was a target, he was living in a hotel in Idaho, he had been living in a cabin but it was “accidentally” burned down.  This put him in a hotel where his body could be conveniently found.

I’ve been to this dance before.

Let’s take the Wikipedia alone.  114 contributors did this smear job, most of them don’t exist, dead IP addresses, here is one of them:

fff_188This is an admitted “Israel lover” who smeared Michael Collins Piper but Wikipedia put the work of an admitted psychotic out of reach, sanctified though it violated every tenet of whatever standards Wikipedia claims to have.

Attempts to add substance or balance to the Wiki were immediately removed but the garbage stayed, on a page that is earmarked to be continually monitored but one where there is no mention of controversy nor is there any question of the wild and unsubstantiated libelous insanity it carries.

We might want to take a second or two to discuss Wikipedia.  Were it not for an army of Tel Aviv and Haifa housewives who work off their welfare payments writing smears and playing the toad in chatrooms and comment boards, the rest of Wikipedia is quite something.

Notwithstanding there are great contributors on technical issues, and we thank those, the average “Wiki-editor” spends his life in his mother’s basement masturbating and chatting about dungeons and dragons.

Michael Collins Piper was culled from the herd, killed because he had no support, no powerful friends and a shrinking following.  Collins, Bollyn and others worked for Willis Carto, a man who got much very right, by my estimation at least, and some things right also, but things I am not so comfortable with.  As a sanctified “Northern European” who actually visits real places, there is a reason that Norwegians, Swedes and Germans are often quite miserable people.

Anyone who thinks they know Germany who calls it by that name, “Germany” obviously knows nothing at all about a nation stuck together less than 150 years ago.  My grandmother was born in “Germany” when that nation was one year old.  When we don’t know history, we make it up.

Is there  “Jewish conspiracy” and did the holocaust really happen?  No sane person doubts a “Zionist conspiracy” and, as for the holocaust, based on the efforts to silence any investigation, scientific or otherwise, I think we know where that one is going.

Collins is dead.  They will murder more, but let them head into Lebanon first and meet with Hezbollah again.

Over 120 civilians killed by US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria in 1 month

Over 120 civilians killed by US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria in 1 month – Russian military
Scores of civilians have been killed in the past month as a result of indiscriminate US-led coalition strikes in eastern Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The ministry issued the sobering statement during a Wednesday briefing.

More than 120 civilians have died over the past month alone as the result of airstrikes on Syrian settlements in eastern Syria.

It added that Kurdish fighters sometimes come under the coalition’s fire. “Low effectiveness” and the “nonselective character” of coalition strikes are to blame for the death toll. What’s even more concerning is that the bombardment is being done with the use of “munition banned by international conventions.”

Civilian casualties aside, Washington’s “poor” strategy – as well as that of its allies – only let Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) reclaim some of the territories lost earlier, the Russian military noted. This includes Hajin, As-Susah, As Safana and Al Marashda. Meanwhile, the terrorists are still being supplied with modern weapons, the MoD said, without pinning blame directly on the US-led coalition. The routes for such supplies are being tracked down and investigated.

Speaking at the briefing, Major General Igor Konashenkov explained that life in the US-controlled areas is in shambles and the situation in Syria’s Raqqa is a striking example of this. The city was “wiped out” by the airstrikes and thousands of bodies are still under the rubble of the destroyed buildings, he added.


Saudi Arabia executes migrant maid for murder of employer, angers Indonesian govt

Saudi Arabia executes migrant maid for murder of employer, angers Indonesian govt
Saudi Arabia’s execution of a migrant maid has sparked diplomatic tension with Indonesia at a time when the kingdom is facing international condemnation for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi authorities executed Tuti Tursilawati on Monday without informing the Indonesian government, Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. It’s the third time in three years that the kingdom has executed an Indonesian citizen without informing their government in advance.

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Body of Filipina maid found in freezer in Kuwait more than a year after her disappearance, employer arrested on suspicion of murder https://on.rt.com/8zvk 

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering Filipina maid & storing body in freezer — RT World News

The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The arrest follows a weeks-long manhunt.

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Tursilawati was charged with premeditated murder after she beat her employer’s father to death with a stick in 2010, the Jakarta Post reports. She said she was acting in self-defense and that he had been sexually abusing her. The woman ran away after the killing and was reportedly raped by nine Saudi men before she was taken into custody. She was sentenced to death in 2011 and was one of 18 Indonesians on death row in Saudi Arabia.

“Tuti’s execution was carried out without [prior notification],” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told reporters Tuesday. “I also summoned the Saudi ambassador in Jakarta to meet me in Bali.”

The execution comes just a week after Marsudi met with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to discuss migrant workers’ rights. Marsudi stressed the importance of mandatory consular notification before carrying out death penalties, and both countries agreed to jointly “supervise, monitor, and evaluate” the Indonesian migrants working in Saudi Arabia.

Indonesian NGO Migrant Care condemned the execution and called on the government to reverse a recent agreement to allow a limited number of workers to go to Saudi Arabia.

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“For [the] umpteenth time Saudi Arabia has hurt the diplomatic ethics of both countries that should have put forth the respect for human rights,” Amnesty International Indonesia’s Executive Director Usman Hamid said, Tempo reports.

READ MORE: Kuwaiti woman filmed Ethiopian maid’s suicide attempt, refusing to help (SHOCK VIDEO)

In 2015, the Indonesian government banned domestic workers from going to Middle Eastern countries after Saudi Arabia executed two Indonesian maids.

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Turkey’s Erdogan: There’s a game to ‘protect’ Khashoggi murderers

President of Turkey and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during AK Party’s extended meeting of provincial heads in Ankara, Turkey on 14 September, 2018 [Cem Öksüz/Anadolu Agency]
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “a game” is being played to protect “someone” who is involved in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul.

Erdogan said the Turkish Attorney General has asked his Saudi counterpart about the person who issued orders to kill Khashoggi, adding that the Saudi chief prosecutor replied that “this is yet to be investigated”.

“There is no need to put unreasonable obstacles in front of the assassination case of Jamal Khashoggi,” Erdogan said.

Remembering Jamal: A ‘voice of the voiceless’ 

The president added that he had informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron “of details related to Khashoggi’s crime which they did not know”.

The Saudi attorney-general arrived in Istanbul two days ago and met with the Turkish attorney general. It has been reported that Ankara refused to share all information regarding Khashoggi’s murder with Riyadh.

Khashoggi was last seen on 2 October when he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Turkey has said it has audio recordings which prove he was killed in the building. After first denying knowledge of Khashoggi’s whereabouts and claiming he had left the consulate 20 minutes after his arrival, Saudi authorities admitted he had been killed on site by what they described as “rogue agents”.

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s Central Council has ended the Palestinian Authority’s commitments towards the Israeli authorities

PLO ends commitments to agreements with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas participates in the Palestinian Central Council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s National Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas participates in the Palestinian Central Council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s National Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
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The Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s Central Council has ended the Palestinian Authority’s commitments towards the Israeli authorities, including the Palestinian recognition of the state of Israel, until Israel recognises a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

In a statement issued at the conclusion of its 30th session, the PLO Central Council noted that Israel has continued to ignore its agreements and commitments toward Palestine.

The council’s decision includes ending all kinds of security coordination with Israel as well as economic ties, given that the Paris Economic Protocols are no longer valid and the transitional phase, which was supposed to lead to a sovereign, independent Palestinian state, no longer exists.

READ: Reconciliation is failing because PA wants resistance to disarm

It also expressed its rejection of the so-called “Deal of the Century” which aims to separate Gaza from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the council.

It reiterated that reaching a truce with the Israeli occupation is the responsibility of the PLO as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, according to the statement.

The council’s 30th session was held in occupied Ramallah and headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.


Israel sentences hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner to jail

Hunger striking palestinian [Carlos Latuff/Wikipedia]

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An Israeli military court yesterday sentenced Palestinian hunger-striker Khader Adnan to one year in jail and a fine of 1,000 ($270), Quds Press said.

Reporting the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), Quds Press said that the Israel Salem military court sentenced Adnan to one year in jail starting from 11 December 2017 when he was detained and a suspended sentence of one and a half years.

Head of the legal unit at the PPC, lawyer Jawad Polis said that the Israeli occupation accused Adnan of affiliation to a banned organisation, offering services to them and planning a Palestinian resistance attack.

Adnan’s wife said that the ruling is a “new victory” for him as it came to a result of his open-ended hunger strike which has been ongoing for 58 days and was launched in response to the occupation forces holding Adnan without charge or trial.

READ: Israel court adjourns hearing of Palestinian hunger striker

Speaking to journalists near the Israeli court, she said that the Israeli occupation is to release her husband after a few days when he completes his one year term.

Adnan has been arrested 11 times and spend a total of eight years in Israeli jails.

He launched a hunger strike against his administrative detention on 2 September.


Migrant Caravan Is Cynical Zionist-Neocon Plot To Boost Trump Ahead of Midterms

[Editor’s note: The migrant caravan heading north trough Central America and Mexico to the US border is not what it seems, rather than a spontaneous migration of impoverished, desperate people, it is an entirely manufactured event financed and organised by the deep state of Zionists and Neocons that placed Trump in power.

The reason for creating this migrant movement is simple – it affords Trump the opportunity to play the tough guy who will defend America from foreigners, that is why Trump is sending the US military to the border, where they will make a song and dance of stopping the migrants and protecting the US border.

Stage managed fake bullshit, all of it, all to bolster the fortunes of a flagging, illegitimate president ahead of the midterm elections.

The Zionists have a long track record of blaming their enemies for crimes the Zionists themselves commit, and one of their most bitter enemies is George Soros, a man who has been the victim of more Zionist black propaganda than any other. So when we see stooges like Alex Jones blaming Soros for the migrant caravan, it is just further confirmation that it is really the Zionist–Neocon cabal that is responsible. Ian]

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If you see anyone suggest that it’s ‘only a theory’ that Soros conspires to erode borders, flood nations with migrants, or that he’s not colluding to shape international policy; here’s evidence.

As an example of journalists whitewashing his involvement:

To the surprise of no one, Infowars’ Alex Jones also got in on the conspiracy theory, saying the caravan was an example of how Soros and others are trying to open up “large migration routes from the third-world into the first-world as part of a neo-colonialism system.”

Leaks from Soros’ ‘Open Society Foundation – International Migration Initiative (IMI)’ confirmed the theory wholesale. These are just some of the more relevant parts from one document in a massive leak:

Since its inception in 2010, IMI has gradually built portfolios around migration corridors, starting with Asia/Middle East and Central America/Mexico before adding Russia/Central Asia in mid-2013. Simultaneously, IMI made a small number of grants for projects or to organizations with a global reach. Those early “global” grants were awarded to well-established, leading organizations that cover multiple geographies and a range of thematic issues relevant to IMI’s overarching mission.

Ambitions

Our premise for engaging in work related to governance was that, in addition to mitigating the negative effects of enforcement, we should also be supporting actors in the field proactively seeking to change the policies, rules, and regulations that govern migration.

As our aspirations have evolved, our targets have shifted from harm reduction to more proactive solutions-based policy influencing. However, our programmatic ambitions have been tempered by the nature of our small and relatively new program. IMI has had to be selective and opportunistic, particularly at the global level, in supporting leaders in the field to push thinking on migration and better coordinate advocacy and reform efforts. We have supported initiatives, organizations, and networks whose work ties directly to our aims in the corridors.

Our grants to three organizations aimed, collectively, to fill critical knowledge gaps and facilitate dialogue (MPI), provide practical recommendations for reforming global migration governance (Columbia Global Policy Initiative), and build the capacity and networks of policymakers (Central European University’s School of Public Policy).

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative (CGPI), which hosts the secretariat for Peter Sutherland, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on International Migration, has been able to take advantage of momentum created by the current crisis to shape conversations about rethinking migration governance. IMI provided project support for the drafting of The Sutherland Report, which aims to set the stage for institutional reforms to global migration governance, and to break new ground on protections for migrants outside the asylum system. When we made the CGPI grant, even we were somewhat skeptical about the appetite for reform of the institutions that govern elements of migration at the international level, and the pace at which it might proceed. Nonetheless, we recognized the importance of starting this discussion, and the political capital Sutherland could leverage to bring high-level attention to the issue. This gamble has arguably paid off: as the September UN and President Obama’s summits on migrants and refugees have taken shape, Sutherland’s team has effectively drawn on work and thinking it had already done to influence the scope and deliverables of these two meetings. IMI’s access to the Sutherland team’s discussions has allowed us to keep civil society partners up-to-date on the latest developments, in order to inform advocacy and campaigning strategies prior to the events and to plan follow up actions.

So they’re actively trying to beef up migrant entitlements at the levels of the UN policy-makers and Obama’s administration, while curating corridors and supporting the groups that travel through them. It’s not a theory.

The truth is just the truth – it’s not inherently anti-Semitic or a call to violence. Claims to the contrary by ‘journalists’, who instead mock it in an attempt to bury it, are really quite disgusting.


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Mike Harris on Mideast Mercenary Terror

Perhaps the best description of mercenary Mideast Terror ever.

by  Preston James

Mike Harris on Mideast Mercenary Terror

Veterans Today Financial Editor Mike Harris was interviewed by investigative Journalist Sarah Westall on several subjects.

His interview includes the best analysis out there so far of Mideast Mercenary Terror and how it is financed.

Mike detailed how he and three other top VT Directors attended the International Conference on Combatting Religious Extremism and Terror in December 2014  and how Gordon Duff’s Keynote address was a major game-changer.

Mike also revealed publicly for the first time the additional back channel objectives of the VT Team were and how they were successful.

This interview is spellbinding and must not be missed for anyone that wants to understand synthetic Mideast Mercenary terror. who is behind it, how it is financed and what it’s objectives are.

 

Mike Harris
 

Mike Harris is the Veteran’s Today Financial Editor and well-known radio show host. He is also one of the world’s top experts on electronic warfare, chip designs and manufacturing, and military readiness.

Mr. Harris has enjoyed 30+ yrs in the manufacturing, financial, and technology sectors. He’s been core to numerous domestic and international start-ups, acquisitions and mergers, skyrocketing profit margins through a highly co-operative/collaborative team approach.

His sharp intellect and a fluid intuition was a significant boon during his 2005/6 run for the Governor of Arizona where he emphasized the need to initiate immediate, practical, working solutions to the issues at hand.

From 1995 to 2000 Mr. Harris served as a technical advisor to the Committee on Science and Technology of the US Congress, as well as sitting as Chairman of various boards over the years. With an MBA in finance, from a foundation of Applied Physics and Economics, he has proven an exceptional ability to function well-above and beyond “the box”.

Dubbed “iron Mike” through his many years as a full contact martial artist, Mr. Harris has clearly demonstrated the resiliency to take blows and to come back fighting. This extraordinary skill-set he now brings to his ultimate Vision for a free, abundant, and prosperous society.


Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of ‘army’s censor’ – Jerusalem Post to RT
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Congressional leaders from both sides refuse to join Trump as he aims to console Pittsburgh

How They Do It–

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Local Pittsburgh leaders will not accompany President Donald Trump during his Tuesday visit aimed at offering condolences to the families of the victims of the mass shooting at a synagogue over the weekend.

A spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto’s office confirmed that the mayor will be attending funerals as Trump arrives in town. Peduto, a Democrat, previously urged Trump to consider “the will of the families” and to avoid a visit “while we are burying the dead.”

“The mayor’s sole focus today is on the funerals and on supporting the families of the victims,” the spokesman, Timothy McNulty, told POLITICO. At least two funerals are being held Tuesday, according to local outlets.

Trump’s contentious visit on Tuesday afternoon comes as the city is still reeling from a shooting considered one of the worst instances of anti-Semitic violence in U.S. history, in which the attacker allegedly yelled anti-Semitic statements as he killed 11 congregants of the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

The four top congressional leaders in both parties — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), as well as Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — were invited to join Trump in Pittsburgh but declined, according to a source familiar with the matter. But that move isn’t necessarily a sign of eagerness to avoid Trump by the GOP leaders — both McConnell and Ryan had previous commitments with the midterms just one week away.

The Department of Justice has filed hate crime charges against Robert Bowers, the alleged shooter.

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said the words elected officials use can fuel the flames of violence, adding that he had no plans to meet Trump during his trip.

“When you speak words of hate, when you speak ill of the other candidate, any words of hate, Americans listen to you. They get their instructions from you,” Myers told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday. “When you speak words of hate, you say to them, ‘This is okay, you can do it as well.’”

“Tone down the hate. Speak words of love, speak words of decency and of respect. When that message comes loud and clear, Americans will hear that and we can begin to change the tenor of our country,” Myers said.

Several local leaders have publicly spurned the president, linking the president’s rhetoric with the violence even as he condemned the attacker and the “scourge of anti-Semitism.” Eleven progressive Jewish leaders penned a letter to Trump urging him to stay away.

“For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism,” read the letter, which has garnered more than 68,000 signatories as of Tuesday morning.

“Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted. You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country,” the letter went on.

US-led coalition uses white phosphorus bombs against Syrian city: Damascus

Mon Oct 29, 2018 07:13PM
Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari
Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari says the so-called international coalition led by the United States has once again used white phosphorus bombs against Hajin city in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on Monday, the Syrian senior diplomat further condemned the use of banned weapons by the US-led coalition against the small city.

His comments came a few hours after Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing local sources, reported that earlier in the day, the so-called coalition had shelled several localities in Hajin, some 110 kilometers east of Dayr al-Zawr, with white phosphorus munitions that can maim and kill by burning to the bone.

On October 13, SANA also reported that the US-led coalition, purportedly fighting the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, dropped internationally-banned white phosphorus bombs on Hajin.

On September 8, two F-15 warplanes of the US Air Force targeted the same Syrian city with white phosphorous bombs.

In June last year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned that the US-led coalition was deploying white phosphorous bombs in both Iraq and Syria.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ja’afari added that terrorists in Idlib had fired at least 40 rockets at Aleppo city, with no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.

Ja’afari also said that Syria believed in the neutral, independent, and non-politicized role of the world body in assisting the Syrians affected by terrorism and militancy, stressing that this role must respect “Syria’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.”

The senior Syrian diplomat further stated that Damascus had approved sending an aid convoy to al-Rukban camp by the UN, but the US forces were hindering the delivery of desperately-needed aid to the camp.

He also said that the so-called “cross-border aid,” mentioned in a recent report on the “humanitarian situation” in Syria, did not reach those who need it but rather “went to terrorists.”

Ja’afari also asserted that Damascus made preparations to facilitate the return of displaced Syrians to their home country, and that the Syrian army troops would keep on fighting against terrorism until Syria, in its entirety, is cleared of “terrorism and any illegal foreign presence.”

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.

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Tara
Do something about it don’t keep on complaining destroy all the Americunts in Syria, take action, don’t sit around wasting time at the UN
birdonawirevor 18 Stunden

white phosphorous bombs are not only bombs – they SPEW POISONOUS CHEMICAL GASES – ZION OCCUPIED GOVERNMENT USOFA IS GENOCIDING SYRIAN PEOPLE

DITTO AL-SAUD YEMEN PEOPLE – GENOCIDE

DITTO IZREALHELL OCCUPYING MILITARY REGIME . . . GENOCIDING PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

AZHARBHAIJANvor 21 Stunde
Chemical Attack by the so-called international coalition led by the United States, has once again used white phosphorus bombs ” is it a chemical attack or not” against Hajin city in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. Now, who is going to stop them, Is UN or Russia as Syrians Allies? Of course, they can’t, they can use a chemical attack against Syrians or any other Countries, at any time they like, they are international coalition terrorists.
bestinthewestvor 22 Stunden
DEATH AND DESTRUCTION WILL BE THE REWARD FOR THE usa AND ITS MAFIA FRIENDS
the Docgestern um 08:12
It’s time for the president of the USA and his so called advisors to be dragged before the International Court of Justice to answer charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
A total embargo against all international trade and financial transactions should also be applied against the USA and Saudi Arabia’s Aramco should be enforced to strangle off all major funding to radical wahabi groups.Dump the US dollar as it has no real value except as a vehicle for the Zionist Federal Reserve to print more valueless paper and sell it at an ever increasing rate of interest.
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This picture shows a view of the Israeli movie “The Dive” directed by Yona Rozenkier (Photo by the Jerusalem Film Festival website)
This picture shows a view of the Israeli movie “The Dive” directed by Yona Rozenkier (Photo by the Jerusalem Film Festival website)

Authorities in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have withdrawn an Israeli movie from the annual Duhok International Film Festival “due to regional complications and considerations.”

“Due to regional complications and considerations, Duhok International Film Festival unwillingly withdraws the film The Dive by Yona Rozenkier from the world cinema competition although the film was screened in the festival program,” the festival website announced in a statement.

It added, “Duhok International Film Festival deeply apologizes for this incident.”

Jury president Kristian Feigelson said in a separate statement that the withdrawal of the film, which portrays three brothers carrying out their father’s last wish, was the result of “political pressure coming officially from Baghdad.”

The Iraqi culture ministry, however, roundly denied interfering in the festival.

“We have not been contacted by the organizers of the festival and we have not been involved at any level in the holding of this event,” a ministry spokesman told AFP.

The Duhok International Film Festival has been held annually since 2011. It boasts a host of productions by filmmakers from all over the world, including Armenians and Iranians, but its main focus is on Kurdish cinema.

Iraq does not formally recognize Israel, and Baghdad and Tel Aviv are technically still at war.

Israel has far warmer relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities, and was the only party to support the semi-autonomous region’s controversial secession referendum, which antagonized the central government in Baghdad as well as neighboring countries like Turkey and Iran.

 

nde
The movie should have been about how they occupied and killed thousands of Palestinian
#vor 7 Stunden
They want to peddle their movies even as their commandos are murdering people. Stop murdering people and in due course you can peddle your movies. In the meantime STFU.
Jamalvor 10 Stunden
What authorities should do is to find WHO approved this movie to be shown in Iraq and show him the door. Better yet, ship him to apartheid Israel so he can get a taste of Zionist scumbags first hand.
Jamesvor 11 Stunden
The movie should have been about discrimination and backwards stone-age attitudes.

Holy Land – After PLO calls to cancel recognition of Israel, Bennett says ‘The charade has ended…The Palestinians are not interested in peace and never have been.’

How They Do It and How it’s Done–

ed note–a picture-perfect testimony as to why the Arabs lose the PR game over and over again to those who have sworn to see the destruction of Ishmael and ‘Amalek’. The moment that the PLO announced its intention to abandon its recognition of Israel, the entire world could hear the sound of a trap snapping shut followed by rejoicing in Israel.

It is also for this reason that Trump has been forced by those aforementioned circumstances to adopt a ‘tough’ policy with them vis a vis his ‘ultimate peace deal’.

Israel National News

Jewish Home chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett responded on Monday to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council’s recommendation to cancel recognition of Israel.

“The Palestinians have never been serious about recognizing Israel. They have always been planning to destroy Israel piece by piece and throw the Jews out of our land,” said Bennett.

“The charade has ended. They have shown their true colors – the Palestinians are not interested in peace and never have been,” Bennett concluded.

The PLO Central Council in Ramallah earlier on Monday decided to cancel recognition of Israel until it recognized a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 borders with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

The Council, which is headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, stated that “this decision was made in light of Israel’s continued denial of the signed agreements.” It was also decided to revoke the validity of the Oslo Accords.

While the PLO never upheld its pledge to remove the clauses from its national covenant which delegitimize the Jewish state and endorse an armed struggle against it, the 1993 Letters of Mutual Recognition exchanged between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chief Yasser Arafat formed the basis for Israel’s acceptance of the PA establishment and operation in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.

In January, several weeks after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the PLO called on the PA to renounce its recognition of Israel.

Since Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, PA officials have rejected US attempts to restart peace talks with Israel and have been boycotting American officials.

Abbas has been trying to bypass US efforts to broker peace with Israel by pressuring other countries to recognize “Palestine”.

Report Claims that Trump is planning to take ‘right of return’ for Palestinians off the table in his ‘peace deal’

The Channel 2 report claims the White House will announce its stance on the refugee matter– one of the core sticking points in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict– some time in the next few days.

ed note–before all those making up the tweeker brigade erupt with all their usual noise and theatrics, a few things to consider–

1. This is sourced to Israeli news outlets which are NOTORIOUS for floating stories that have no basis in truth whatsoever for the sole purpose of stirring up unrest.

2. But, if this turns out in fact to be true, it would be perfectly synonymous with what appears to be Trump’s long term plan for containing Israel, just as the recent news dealing with ending the ‘refugee status’ for the Palestinians is.

Like his ‘Jew-rusalem’ decision, he is handing the Jooz everything they have demanded now for half a century so that they cannot make the claim that the entire ‘peace deal’ is an exercise in bias against Israel and of ‘anti-Shemtism’. By giving Djooz total sovereignty over every square millimeter of land they have stolen without any further argument or contention from anyone on the outside while simultaneously giving the Palestinians a state of their own, he is in effect removing all the flashpoints which Djooz have utilized in the past in creating the atmosphere of conflict they need in avoiding any ‘peace deals’ and as a precursor to stealing more land.

No, it isn’t fair. In a perfect world, 1948 would never have taken place, but the fact of the matter is that now the beast is in possession of an arsenal of nuclear weapons–some of which have been smuggled into the world’s major capitals and some of which are loaded onto submarines which are at this very moment lurking off the coast of every nation of consequence today, to say nothing of the total control that this beast maintains over the monetary, financial, economic, political and informational apparati of the West and by extension the rest of the world, and it is these considerations that are driving Trump’s agenda rather than ‘what’s fair’.

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It is reported that the Trump administration will oppose Palestinian claims to a “right of return” for the descendants of refugees from modern-day Israel, according to an Israeli television report broadcast on Saturday.

The Channel 2 report claims the White House will announce its stance on the refugee matter – one of the core sticking points in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – some time in the next few days, ahead of the start of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Administration officials did not respond to requests for comment on the veracity of the report.

But the report claims that the administration will state fewer than one million Palestinians should classify as refugees, diverging dramatically from United Nations Relief and Works Agency statistics claiming more than five million Palestinians qualify for refugee status.

MK Israel Katz commended President Trump upon hearing the Channel 2 report. “I congratulate Donald Trump on his decision to retract his recognition of UNRWA and ipso facto cancel the recognition in the Palestinian right of return,” said Katz. “This measure joins the historic decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem and as such annuls two UN resolutions. This is a great victory for the State of Israel.”

US President Donald Trump’s peace team has repeatedly questioned UNRWA’s mandate, and accuses the organization of perpetuating the conflict by treating the descendants of refugees as refugees themselves.

Palestinian Authority officials have warned in recent days that Trump seeks to end the refugee issue. Israel has long held that the Palestinians seek two Arab states – an Arab state of Israel and an Arab state of Palestine – by flooding the Jewish state with the descendants of refugees under claims of a “right of return.”

Washington’s longstanding position has been to support “two states for two peoples” – one Jewish state, and one Arab state.

The Trump administration has not taken a position on the two-state solution.

Storm in a tea cup – Jewish Military Claims to Open Investigation into Killing of Palestinian Medic

Israeli Military Claims to Open Investigation into Killing of Palestinian Medic

 October 31, 2018 12:34 AM  Celine Hagbard Gaza StripHuman rightsIsraeli attacksNews Report 0

31 OCT
12:34 AM

The Israeli military announced Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into the Israeli sharpshooters who targeted and killed 21-year old Palestinian medic Razan Ashraf al-Najjar during a massacre of civilians protesting at the Gaza-Israel border in May.

This is a re-opening of the initial military probe, which claimed that she had not been shot intentionally. The Military Advocate General, Brig. Gen. Sharon Afek, said that the Israeli Military police should re-open the investigation. The initial investigation involved only interviews with the soldiers who were on duty at the border the day she was killed – no interviews with Palestinian eyewitnesses, no ballistics or physical investigation, no autopsy.

Palestinian officials have called for independent, outside investigations into not only the killing of Razan, but all of the over 200 deaths by Israeli gunfire and the more than 20,000 injuries caused by Israeli forces firing into crowds of demonstrators at the border each Friday since March 30th.

Razan Ashraf Najjar, 22, was a female volunteer medic who was shot and killed by Israeli forces while helping treat wounded protesters at a ‘Great Return March’ protest on Friday June 1st, 2018. On the same day, Israeli forces injured 100 Palestinians, including 40 who were shot with live fire.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, participating in the Great Return March, and marching for breaking the ongoing deadly Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, stated that the Razan was killed by live Israeli army fire after the soldiers targeted five medics providing treatment to wounded Palestinians in the “Return Camp,” east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Prior to her injury, Razan, managed to render aid to many wounded Palestinians, including an elderly man who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

Razan, who was wearing a clearly-marked medic vest, was at least 100 meters away from the eastern border fence when she was shot while providing aid to wounded Palestinians and attempting to evacuate them to the field clinic.

Razan was killed when an Israeli sniper shot her in the back, and the bullet went through her heart.

Dr. Rasha Abdul-Rahman Qdeih said she was with Razan when they were trying to help wounded Palestinians, but five army jeeps came close to the fence, before two soldiers left one of the vehicles and pointed their sniper scopes at them.

“I shouted at my colleagues to take cover and remain alert,” she said, “The soldiers fired several rounds, and some minutes later, we managed to evacuate the wounded, before the soldiers started firing gas bombs.”

“But then, the soldiers fired several exploding rounds at us; one of them struck Razan and killed her, and another bullet struck a medic, identified as Rami Abu Jazar, in his thigh, in addition to shrapnel in his left thigh, arm and leg, while another medic, Mahmoud Abdul-‘Aati, was injured by shrapnel,” Dr. Rasha added.

A video taken just before Razan was killed shows the medics far from the border fence, wearing clearly marked white jackets and medic vests, and holding their hands in the air.

It is worth mentioning that Razan was the second medic to be killed by Israeli army fire since March 30th, after the soldiers killed Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, 36, who was shot on May 14th, while wearing a clearly marked medic vest. Since then, several other medica have also been killed.

The soldiers also injured 223 medics, including 29 who were shot with live fire or after being directly targeted with high-velocity gas bombs.

At the time of her killing, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, the head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), said the killing of the volunteer medic is another crime committed by Israel against innocent civilians, including medics and journalists, and added that the medical teams would continue their humanitarian duties despite the Israeli violations, and constant escalation.

Meanwhile, the most recent attack on civilians by Israeli forces, on Sunday evening October 29th, in which 3 children aged 13 and 14 were killed, has led to international calls for Israel to be investigated for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

In May, just before Razan was killed, the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch an investigation into the Israeli military for killing 60 civilians in a single day, during the Palestinian Land Day protests on May 14, 2018. The US and Australia were the only two countries to vote against the resolution.

At the time, Israeli officials said they would refuse to cooperate with any such investigation. Then-U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, called the call for an investigation a “shameful day for human rights”, claiming that, “At a time when Venezuela lurches toward dictatorship, Iran imprisons thousands of political opponents, and ethnic cleansing has taken place in Burma, the UN’s so-called Human Rights Council has decided to launch an investigation into a democratic country’s legitimate defense of its own border against terrorist attacks”.

There has been no evidence presented to back the claim that Palestinians protesting at the border have engaged in ‘terrorist attacks’ – the protests have been mainly non-violent, with some stone-throwing and tire burning. But no Israeli soldiers have been killed or injured in the 40 weeks of protests, while over 200 Palestinians have been killed and over 20,000 have been injured – more than 4,000 of them hit with live ammunition.

As Jonathan Ofir wrote in Mondoweiss about the initial ‘investigation’ of Razan’s death, “It is extremely rare that Israeli military cases involving killings actually get to indictment, and it usually requires an actual close-up filming of the event (with the shooter and the victim) to qualify it for some sort of indictment (as in the Azarya case), or sometimes extreme legal pressure from organizations and also international pressure, as in the case of the killing of British photographer and human rights activist Tom Hurndall in Gaza, 2004.”


Debunking Israel’s Victim Card


Israeli Soldiers Invade Tulkarem, Initiate Searches Of Homes

 October 31, 2018 12:39 AM  IMEMC News Israeli attacksNews ReportTulkaremWest Bank 0

31 OCT
12:39 AM

Dozens of Israeli soldiers renewed, on Tuesday at night, the invasion into Shweika area, north of Tulkarem in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and conducted extensive and violent searches of homes.

Media sources said the soldiers stormed the area while firing dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, while many Palestinian youngsters protested the invasion and hurled stones at the armored jeeps.

The sources added that, besides the armored military vehicles, the soldiers used drones in their invasion, especially in Shweika, ad-Dahia and al-Fuqaha’ areas.

The soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes, and interrogated the Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.

The army smashed the front doors of many homes, including the home of former political prisoner Ghassan Mahdawi, in addition to Amara Abu Khweiled, and several stores and shops, including a local computer shop and a sweets shop, and ransacked them, causing excessive damage.

Earlier on Tuesday, the soldiers surrounded Shweika area, violently searched and ransacked dozens of homes, and buildings, before abducting Majed Zidan Na’alwa and Omran Hosni Abu Ahmad, from their homes.

The army also searched and ransacked many homes, and interrogated the residents while inspecting their ID cards.

During the invasion, the soldiers ransacked the home of Hanadi Walid Na’alwa, the sister of Ashraf Na’alwa, who carried out the fatal shooting in Burkan illegal colony, on October 7th 2018, and interrogated her.

The soldiers threatened to harm her and her family, and to demolish their home, if they provide any aid to Ashraf, in addition to posting his posters on many homes, walls and doors, threatening to punish any person who helps him.

Since Na’alwa carried out the shooting in Burkan colony, killing two Israelis, identified as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, from Rosh HaAyin, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, from Rishon LeZion, and fled the scene, the military started ongoing invasions into his home, and the homes of his relatives along with dozens of homes and property.

The soldiers also repeatedly abducted members of his family, including his father, mother, sisters and brothers, in an attempt to locate him.

On October 15, 2018, the army invaded Shweika area in Tulkarem, and handed Ashraf’s family an official order for the demolition of their home.


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SCHAEFER TRIAL – HOLOCAUST-DENYING CANADIAN SIBLINGS CONVICTED FOR INCITEMENT OF HATRED IN GERMANY

Canadian Jewish News

UPDATED: HOLOCAUST-DENYING CANADIAN SIBLINGS CONVICTED FOR INCITEMENT OF HATRED IN GERMANY

Alfred Schaefer, left, and Monika Schaefer. (Anne Wild photo)

The trial in Germany of two siblings, both Canadian citizens, for denying the Holocaust has ended with convictions and jail terms.

According to Anne Wild, a photojournalist who monitored the trial for The CJN, Alfred Schaefer, 63, who lives in Germany, received a prison sentence on Oct. 26 of three years and two months. His sister, Monika Schaefer, 59, who lives in Jasper, Alta., received a term of 10 months.

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But since she has been in prison since the charges were laid in January, she was set free, with time already served.
Monika Schaefer was tried on six counts of “incitement of hatred” and was found guilty of four of them.
Her brother was charged with 14 counts of incitement and was found guilty of 11 of them.
The charged arose after the siblings produced and posted videos, one in English and one in German, in which Monika Schaefer denied the Holocaust.
The trial began in July in Munich. At the time, Monika Schaefer was in Germany visiting her family and was arrested while attending the trial of another Holocaust denier who was convicted.
She’s a musician and activist who was born in Canada to German parents and was the federal Green party’s candidate in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
In what Wild said was a three-hour address to the court on the trial’s last day, Monika Schaefer “seemed disappointed that the court didn’t believe what a good person she was as a musician and environmentalist (and) who didn’t want to harm anyone.”
Wild told the CBC the judge “said it right out – that what [Schaefer] had done was full of hatred.”
Monika Schaefer gained notoriety in July 2016 after appearing in a five-minute YouTube video, titled “Sorry, Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust,” in which she said the Holocaust was the “biggest and most pernicious and persistent lie in all of history.”
In it, she claimed that death camps were really work camps where prisoners were kept “as healthy and as well-fed as was possible.”
According to Wild, Monika Schaefer told the court during the trial, in German, that, “I’m convinced that the Holocaust is a great untruth of history.” She said she made the video to make peace with her mother and that she had written the script.
Last summer, the Ontario Civil Liberties Association complained that Monika’s Schaefer’s prosecution was “unjust and immortal,” partly because the videos were made and published in Canada.
Wild said the trial heard evidence that the videos were produced by Alfred Schaefer in the town of Tutzing, outside Munich. Monika told court that she knew they would be published online.
Monika was ousted from the Green party over the YouTube video, which the party condemned “in the strongest possible terms.”
In May, Alfred Schaefer was convicted of incitement to hatred for a speech he delivered in the German city of Dresden in February 2017. He was fined 5,000 euros ($7,700).
As for appeals, Wild said Monika Schaefer’s lawyer was “uncommital and found the verdict to be “Solomon-like.”
She said Alfred Schaefer showed “no particular reaction” to his sentence. He told the court that he will not stop “spreading the truth,” Wild noted.
Alfred Schaefer still faces other criminal charges, including for other videos he has made and for giving the straight-arm Nazi salute three times on the trial’s first day.
“I am glad that this exhausting trial is over,” Wild said in an email.
B’nai Brith Canada said it provided “detailed intelligence reports” to German officials, leading to the siblings’ arrests. Supporters of the Schaefers “have explicitly blamed B’nai Brith for their legal challenges.”
“We commend the German justice system for effectively dealing with a blatant manifestation of antisemitism,” said Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada. “Holocaust denial is once again on the rise, but this important court decision should help deter others from engaging in racist and hateful rhetoric.”
* The above corrects an earlier story which said the siblings were each charged with six counts of incitement to hatred.
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Alberta Holocaust denier reportedly arrested in Germany

Monika Schaefer described the Holocaust as the ‘most pernicious and persistent lie in all of history’

Monika Schaefer, a Jasper woman who has denied the Holocaust ever happened, has reportedly been arrested in Germany. (Emilio Avalos/CBC)

A Jasper, Alta. woman, infamous for denying the existence of the Holocaust, has been arrested in Germany, according to B’nai Brith Canada.

Monika Schaefer was arrested in Munich earlier this month, B’nai Brith Canada, said in a statement Thursday.

The Canadian-based Jewish rights advocacy group said it is awaiting further details on why Schaefer was arrested. It praised German authorities.

B’nai Brith officials said the group had filed complaints against Schaefer with German officials because of her “anti-Semitic incitement.”

Holocaust denial is a criminal offence in Germany. Under Germany’s Incitement to Hatred laws, those found guilty of denying the Holocaust could face a maximum of five years in prison.

“German officials should be commended for taking action against Holocaust denial,” said Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of B’nai Brith Canada, in a statement.

“We will continue to work, even across borders, to ensure that racism and bigotry find no haven in Canada.”

CBC News has spoken with Munich police but has been unable to corroborate reports of Schaefer’s arrest, or what charges may be involved.

Schaefer was reportedly arrested during a recess in the trial of Sylvia Stolz, a lawyer on trial for Holocaust denial, according to a post on the right wing German blog deutsches-Maedchen.com.

Police commended

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center said it confirmed through the Bavarian State Police that Schaefer had been arrested on charges related to Holocaust denial.

The Toronto-based, non-profit human rights organization, which is committed to countering racism and anti-Semitism, commended German police for the arrest.

“Holocaust denial and revisionism continue to prevail across social media platforms in Canada and across the globe,” Avi Benlolo, chief executive of the centre, said in an emailed statement.

“Such perversion of the truth must be confronted through the use of the deterrent tools available under the law, as well as through education.”

Schaefer gained notoriety in July 2016 after publishing a video on YouTube in which she described the Holocaust as the “biggest and most pernicious and persistent lie in all of history.”

Monika Schaefer, right, was a former Green Party candidate who campaigned with leader Elizabeth May. (Facebook)

Throughout the video, she expresses her firm belief that six million Jews did not die at the hands of Nazi Germany, and she refers to the Holocaust as “the six-million lie.”

Schaefer was the Green Party candidate in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead in the 2006, 2008 and 2011 federal elections, but was ousted from the party during the ensuing controversy over the video.

At least one hate speech complaint was filed against her with the Alberta and Canadian human rights commissions.

On her Facebook page, Schaefer, who was born in Canada of German heritage, describes herself as a self-employed violin instructor.

Bolsonaro and Israel – During his campaign he promised to shut down the Palestinian Embassy and declared that Palestine isn’t a country to begin with, along with insinuating that Palestinians, the indigenous Arab Population, are inherently terrorists.

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Far-right politician ‘Captain’ Jair Bolsonaro

It would seem that The ZOG Emperor has a new rival for the world’s goodest goy. The “far-right” Brazilian Presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, has won the election.

Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old former paratrooper who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption, crime and a supposed communist threat, secured 55.1% of the votes after 99.9% were counted and was therefore elected Brazil’s next president, electoral authorities said on Sunday.” – The Guardian

He’s not wasting any time either, after being personally congratulated on his victory by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bolsonaro has confirmed that he will be making a trip to Israel as soon as he has finished his already planned trips to Chile and the United States.

What exactly is Bolsonaro’s connection to Israel? Well, during his campaign he promised to shut down the Palestinian Embassy and declared that Palestine isn’t a country to begin with, along with insinuating that Palestinians are inherently terrorists.

Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here… You do not negotiate with terrorists.” – Jair Bolsonaro

American conservatives are of course celebrating this shocking turn of events. For those of us not still emotionally invested in the Jewish pastime that is democracy, this is hardly surprising. When it comes to voting, the masses will always be stirred up into a mob that is led along by the media, and the media will not allow Israel to lose. Whether “far-right” or “far-left” any candidate allowed to win will always be subservient to International Jewry.

Shutting Down Free Speech in America: Government and Lobbyists Work Together to Destroy the First Amendment

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During the past several years, there has been increased pressure coming from some in the federal government aided and abetted powerful advocacy groups in the private sector to police social and alternative media. It is a multi-pronged attack on the First Amendment which has already limited the types of information that Americans have access to, thereby narrowing policy options to suit those in power

The process has been ostensibly driven by concerns over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, but it is really about who controls and limits the public’s right to know what is going on out of sight in Washington and New York City, where politics and money come together. If one is interested in the free flow of information and viewpoints that comes with the alternative media, it certainly does not look that way. Robert Parry described it as a deliberate process of “demonizing and silencing dissent that questions mainstream narratives.”

Last October top executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter were summoned to Capitol Hill for a discussion of their role in what is alleged to be Russia’s influence on the presidential campaign and went back home contrite and promising to improve. They have indeed improved by punishing members whose views have been found to be unacceptable, blocking them and suspending their access to the sites. Meanwhile, the federal government for its part has attempted to silence independent non-U.S. based voices by declaring Russian media outlets RT America and Sputnik to be “foreign agents,” requiring them to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA). It is an unprecedented action against a news agency and invites quid-pro-quo for U.S. media operating overseas, leaving the American public more ignorant of world affairs than it already is.

Qatar based Al-Jazeera, which has been particularly targeted by Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as “a major exporter of hate against the Jewish people,” will also be required to register with FARA to comply with the new National Defense Authorization Act. Al-Jazeera, it should be noted, has employed undercover investigative journalism to expose the corruption of Britain’s government by Israeli supported Jewish groups. It’s similar series on the activity of Zionist lobbyists in America is on hold due to threats from Jewish organizations to severely punish the network if the documentary should ever be aired.

More recently Facebook has been active in removing accounts and advertising, much of it pro-Palestinian or otherwise critical of Israel, but also to include highly respectable Telesur’s “The Empire Files,” which looked at the consequences of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela. Anything that criticizes the corporate worldview is fair game for censorship. American Herald Tribune, which is critical of U.S. foreign policy in many areas, has recently had its Gmail shut down while Google also stopped servicing ads on its website. Its Facebook page was also closed, all done without any warning or explanation.

One of the organizations most interested in limiting conversations about what is going on in the world is the ADL which claims that it is “the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds,” though it clearly excludes incitement or even physical harm directed against Palestinian Arabs resentful of the Israeli occupation of their country. Its definition of “hatred” is really quite selective and is focused on anyone criticizing Israel or Jewish related issues. Its goal is to have any such speech or writing categorized as anti-Semitism and, eventually, to have “hate crime” legislation that criminalizes such expressions.

It is particularly ironic that Israel, which has now declared that it is in no way subject to international law, has itself proposed across the board censorship of the most prominent social media platforms on a global scale by creating an “international coalition that would make limiting criticism of Israel its primary objective.” It would operate through a “loose coalition…[that] would keep an eye on content and where it is being posted, and members of the coalition would work to demand that the platforms remove the content…in any of their countries at the request of members.”

More recently, Israel has been exposed by Wikileaks as hosting a conference describing how it now has a Command Center that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to scan the internet worldwide looking for “anti-Semitic” content. For Israel, anti-Semitic content means any criticism of its government or its behavior towards the Arabs. It reportedly pulls 200,000 posts a day and then reviews them using AI for content considered to be unacceptable. The roughly 10,000 posts determined to be anti-Semitic are then passed on to “intelligence and law enforcement agencies” in countries that have hate speech legislation for further action. The Israeli government also complains directly to the social media source to have the material taken down and works through Jewish organizations in cities and countries where there is considerable “anti-Semitic” activity to pressure governments to act even if there is no legal basis.

As most genuine independent journalism is currently limited to the alternative media, and that media lives on the internet, the ADL and those who are acting in collusion with the Israeli government are focusing on “cyberhate” as the problem and are working with major internet providers to voluntarily censor their product. On October 10th, 2017 the ADL issued a press release out of its New York City offices to explain just how far the censorship process has gone. The organization boasted of the fact that it was working with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter “to engineer new solutions to stop cyberhate.” Apple is not identified by name in the press release but one should presume that it is also involved, as well as YouTube, which is owned by Google. When you consider that the associates in this venture with ADL are vast corporations that control huge slices of the communications industry, the consequences of some kind of corporate decision on what constitutes “hate” become clear. Combatting “cyberhate” will inevitably become across-the-board censorship for viewpoints that are considered to be unacceptable, including any criticism of Israel.

ADL will be the “convener” for the group, providing “insight on how hate and extremist content manifests – and constantly evolves-online.” Which means it will define the problem, which it calls the “spew[ing] of hateful ideologies” so the corporate world can take steps to block such material. And “the initiative will be managed by ADL’s Center for Technology and Society in Silicon Valley.”

Facebook already employs thousands of censors and there is literally no limit to how far those who want to restrict material that they consider offensive will go. To be sure, most groups who want to limit the flow of information do not have the clout or resources of ADL with its $64 million annual operating budget so its “cyberhate” campaign will no doubt serve as a model that others will then follow. For ADL, reducing criticism of Israel is a much-sought-after goal. For the rest of us, it is a trip into darkness.

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Acknowledging Our Enslavement: Speech Codes

by Blake Hood

GROUPS THAT ARE SOCIALLY dominated live in constant fear. In our day-to-day life the “impact of power is observed most readily in acts of deference, subordination, and ingratiation. One must ‘pay respect’ to status.” (James C. ScottDomination and the Arts of Resistance, Yale University Press, 1990) This passage calls to mind the behavior of Whites when around racial aliens. We watch our words. We treat them with special care and attention. We are careful. The slave is forever on guard, watchful of the mood of his master.

You can’t tell anything about a person’s real beliefs by his or her public pronouncements. Never forget that people go along with this whole disgusting charade primarily because they are afraid to do otherwise. If a man commits a deferential act on the public stage — in other words, if he cucks in some cringey way, he can’t necessarily be written off entirely. [It is important to note that (((dominant elites))) don’t fully trust these acts of servitude, and always suspect they are being played. Hence the accusation of “hidden racism” even after the most outrageous displayed of cucking.]

This slave-like attitude is increasingly showing up in the way we talk. The habit of ending would-be declarative statements with a question like, “you know,” “isn’t it so,” and “right?” is a tell. Those words combined with a rising pitch towards the end of a sentence indicates a request of approval and reassurance. Linguistic hedges like “kinda,” “like,” and “sort of” as well as stammering in speech are all slavish ways of communicating. Another privilege usually denied to slaves is the freedom to tell jokes in public.

“Power means not having to act or, more accurately the capacity to be more negligent and casual about any single performance.” Scott mentions that in the French Royal court, any slight trace of increased servile behavior was evidence of a decline in status and power. “Societies with long established court cultures develop elaborate codes for speech — levels which in extreme cases can nearly constitute a second language. Here the hyper correctness of subordinate groups is institutionalized linguistically.” What else is Political (Semitic) Correctness but our elite’s ‘second language.’ White middle class families send their sons and daughter off to colleges so they can be taught this complex speech code and better rise in the regime hierarchy.

Mastery of such speech codes is also a weapon. And as Scott mentions in his second chapter, the tyranny within a subordinated group is often more brutal than it is between the subordinate and dominant group. This explains the hysteria and viciousness of native White “liberals” against their own people. Often, non-Whites are more tolerant of lapses in “correct” speech than White liberals are.

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Source: Volkish.org


21.01.2014

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Holocaust Education in a Global Context

The Holocaust has become a global reference point to raise awareness about human right abuses and state violence. How do educators handle this complex and emotionally-charged subject in fast-changing multicultural societies? What is the significance of education about the Holocaust in areas of the world that have no connection whatsoever with the history of the Jewish people and Nazi crimes? Are internationally relevant educational practices emerging, as learning and teaching about the Holocaust is expanding?

UNESCO’s new publication, “Holocaust Education in a Global Context”, brings to light the reasons why it is so vital that we keep teaching the history of the Holocaust in today’s world, regardless of where we live. Released on the 27 January 2014 – the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site — the publication gathers the analyses of major historians and educators from all over the world, and explores a variety of approaches to Holocaust education and remembrance. It outlines in particular the role Holocaust education can play in tackling difficult issues of the past in diverse national and cultural contexts.

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“With this publication, educations will have at their fingertips an up-to-date account of the most salient issues discussed in the field of Holocaust education,” writes UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova writes in the book’s foreword. “This volume will also help policy-makers grasp more clearly the objectives and implications of of dealing with this complex subject. All of this is essential to our efforts to deepen mutual understanding and respect today, in societies undergoing deep transformation, across a world changing quickly.”

The book begins by examining Holocaust education in Europe, where the genocide took place and where it is taught most extensively. It explores how Germany finds new ways to address its own sense of guilt and its responsibilities; how, in France, “entangled memories” create difficult new challenges for teachers, requiring permanent adjustment and creativity from education stakeholders; and how, in Poland, two divergent memorial perspectives – a Jewish and a Polish one – must find a way to coexist peacefully.

The book then addresses a series of issues related to education policies and methods, including research in the field of pedagogy, current trends in textbook design, and opportunities related to the development of Genocide Studies.

Providing in-depth case studies on Holocaust education beyond Europe, the final chapter shows how the universal reference of the Holocaust can become a starting point to understand, and deal with, other historical traumas. In the case of Argentina and South Africa, Holocaust education can provide a safe environment to address local traumatic issues and thus contribute to the articulation of more inclusive national cultures of remembrance. In China, it familiarizes students with new concepts, on the basis of which they can address their country’s own past of suffering and persecutions. In the case of Rwanda, it helps bring the local history of genocide into a larger perspective, making it easier for historians and educators to approach recent events. Transmitting the memory of the Holocaust is a vital part of the struggle to promote human rights and democracy globally, as illustrated in the book’s analyses of the work of institutions with strong international reach, such as Facing History and Ourselves or the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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“Whether you live in Central Africa, in China, in the South Pacific, or in Switzerland, you have to be aware of the danger that genocide presents. Education about the Holocaust ultimately means to remove humanity as far away as possible from that extreme form of mass murder,” notes Yehuda Bauer, the eminent historian who contributed to the book.

The Holocaust is a shared heritage of humanity. It carries a universal message for peace and mutual understanding today. UNESCO is committed to ensuring that knowledge of Holocaust history and the lessons that can be drawn from it are taught across the world. This task that is all the more urgent as the last eyewitnesses are passing, and at a time when crimes against humanity still occur. UNESCO works to promote teaching about the Holocaust in Member States through educational activities on peace and human rights, and through a programme for Holocaust education (the only dedicated one, among all agencies in the United Nations). Studying the history of this genocide means taking responsibility for the future. It is a call to protect and promote the dignity of all, and to build true global citizenship.

Everyone must help build bulwarks against Holocaust denial, intolerance and hatred. “I see UNESCO’s leading work in Holocaust education as a contribution to fostering a culture of peace – we need to understand the past to prevent violence and discrimination in different circumstances today. Tackling the conditions for violent extremism requires a culture of peace, founded on new forms of global solidarity,”UNESCO Director-General said.


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Say It Ain’t So, Joe! The author’s book, Goodbye, Europe? Hello, Chaos? Merkel’s Migrant Bomb is more toxic than the controlled wave of migrants flooding the Continent over the past few years. It is more toxic than the carefully-organized migrant “caravans” now marching to the United States. On October 24, 2018, through the efforts of a contact, the Women’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) in Washington, D.C. invited this writer to speak about his book at a luncheon on November 29. However, mirabile dictu, on October 26, the Club reneged on its invitation.

Why? The book asks awkward questions, names names, and provides deep background on unrestricted, uncontrolled migration. It is a carefully-researched analysis of how and why millions of people, mostly from South and Southwest Asia and North Africa, poured into the European Union. The work delves into America’s Forever War against the Arab and Muslim worlds, detailing how the United States destroyed country after country. Blaming shadowy Islamists for the problem, Washington concealed the activities of its own intelligence services and those of other countries in carefully herding the unfortunates out of their homelands and onto a foreign continent. Its 354 footnotes, draw from contemporary press articles and Kelly Greenhill’s scholarly investigation of the subject, Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press: 2010), buttress the author’s investigations, arguments, and conclusions.

These ideas are anathema to the American Establishment. Of which, the WNDC evidently thinks it is a member.

Nevertheless, in an effort at damage control, the author’s friend had suggested to the WNDC that talking about Goodbye, Europe? would be useful to their membership in understanding the situation in Europe as well as the columns of aliens, not quite in army division strength, now marching on America. She had emphasized this author’s background as immigration attorney, service as a diplomat, and activity as political commentator on international affairs. She further noted that this writer’s experience provided a certain amount of gravitas, commenting:

Mr. Springmann’s position…would offer WNDC attendees a rare (unfortunately rare, as mainstream media and elected officials are not addressing the nuances and complexities of this mass migration), opportunity to go beyond soundbites, fear and the narrow ‘discussion’ that has been framed not only in Europe but in the US as well…

And the WNDC’s Reply? Here’s Marisha Kirtane, the Club’s Strategic Communications Director, in her own words:

My concern is more the tone in which migrants were talked about in the abstract for the book, and how they seemed to be characterized…. Why do migrants represent an ethnopolitical nightmare?  Where is the data that suggests that most migrants are men?…But there’s a good chance that it is a very individual point of view by someone who is a bit of a conspiracy theorist.

Miss Kirtane obviously didn’t read the book (even though this writer had supplied the WNDC with a copy). If she had seen the volume, she would have noted that the book was, in part, dedicated to the migrants: …To the unfortunate millions driven from their homes by American foreign policy. These were individuals and families weaponized as migrants, pushed into foreign lands and cultures they did not understand… Just as obviously, she didn’t read any of the comments about the work posted on Amazon. If she had, she would have learned from the former director of the Voice of America’s Arabic Service that:

…I consider [this]one of the very rare books that are so deeply and extensively researched and so widely and authentically sourced. It discusses frankly and uninhibitedly the worldwide wave of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers which flooded many European countries and threatened to break on our shores. The author unearthed the roots of the problems which caused that human deluge of millions. Mr. Springmann lays the blame on many factors including turmoil, political instability, unemployment, poverty, aspiring to better life and mainly violence and wars in Asian, North African and, in particular, Middle Eastern countries. He stresses that the major cause of the outflow of that flood is the United States’ foreign policy which he claims is bent on using the migrant waves as a “mass destruction weapon… It is timely and comes in a propitious moment when the American debate on immigration, refugees and border protection is heating up. The book is a warning shot which directs attention to the migrant problems and as a reminder that solutions are urgently needed. The author offers some reasonable ones.”

So Why Is There Censorship? Simple. The book and planned address criticize American foreign policy. You know, of invading and destroying countries with which the United States is at peace. Besides its century-long history of overthrowing democratic governments in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States has crushed Arab and Muslim regimes in Southwest Asia which apartheid Israel sees as abominations. The Democratic Party as well as the members of the WNDC have supported these actions. If they haven’t, this writer has heard nary a word of criticism directed against former presidents James Earl Carter (D-Ga.), William Jefferson Clinton (D-Ark.), or Barack Hussein Obama (D-HI.). The Democrats intensely dislike anyone linking their wars and their support for wars to their politicians, who, in their eyes, stand for hope and change.

There is also censorship because the WNDC can’t or doesn’t want to grasp the causes of the migrant waves in Europe and the Americas: the nearly complete destruction of entire countries and their political systems, with attendant imposition of highly undemocratic regimes in their place. Naturally, decent, hard-working common folk want to leave.

But that’s not the only reason for censorship. It gets worse. The WNDC (and the far too many people who think like they do) love the sub rosa import of cheap, easily exploited labor. (It’s really slave labor but the War Between the States abolished slavery, don’t you know.) Moreover, they’re votes to be had. These can be illegal ones (since the U.S. doesn’t have a national identity card and efforts to require proof of citizenship at the polls are always deemed unconstitutional). Or they can be legal ones, as the result of amnesty or marriage to an American citizen. The key word is gratitude to the political party that let the migrants in.

But, some people fight back. Mostly on the Continent. In Goodbye, Europe?, the author reviews right-wing, populist parties, country by country. He notes that anti-EU, anti-migrant Marine Le Pen and her then-Front National garnered 30% of the French presidential vote in 2017. Anti-immigrant Geert Wilders’ Union Party for Freedom (PVV) became the second-strongest party in the Dutch parliament in 2017. Angela Merkel, the woman who opened Europe to migrants. and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) took an unprecedented drubbing in Germany’s September 2017 general election. But the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD), anti-EU and anti-migrant went from nothing to nearly 13% of the vote. According to an E-mail from a German friend October 28, 2018, Merkel’s CDU and the SPD, the Socialists, again got pounded in that day’s Hesse State elections, losing 10 percentage points each, with the AfD taking a projected 14% of the ballots cast.

Don’t you dare question. However, in Europe, just as in the United States, anyone who probes the migrant wave, its causes, or its supporters is denounced as a racist, a hatemonger, a Neo-Nazi, or worse. Peter van Buren, author and former American diplomat, recently queried the rapid mobilization of the migrant caravans moving towards the U.S. just before mid-term elections. Posting on Facebook, he asked how 7,000 people came together overnight. He wanted to know who or what is supplying them with food and water. Consequently, he was hit with astonishingly fact-free emotional outbursts. (When this writer was assigned to Saudi Arabia, he drank three liters of water a day. Imagine the task of daily providing 21,000 liters of potable water to these people.)

Some of this help seems to be coming from the Mexican government. NBC news reported October 28 that “For the first time an arm of the [Mexican] federal government seemed to be directly helping the migrants advance rather than trying to diminish the caravan. In this case Grupo Beta, Mexico’s migrant protection agency, gave rides to stragglers and passed out water.”

Conclusion. Americans live in the past. They believe in exceptionalism. They believe in their inalienable right to tell others what to think and what to do. And they’re wrong.

My contact who reached out to the WNDC believes that the U.S. (and Europe) should admit anyone, regardless of their education level or qualifications. After all, she noted, the Irish and others came to the United States in the 19th century. They came for the most part as single people who would later send for their families. They came, she commented, because they had no future at home. Well, in the 19th century, America was a continent-wide wilderness filled with lots of trees and Red Indians, soon to be extirpated for their inconvenient existence. Today, with more than 300 million people of various ethnicities and strong, diametrically-opposed political beliefs, the U.S. is becoming unmanageable.

On the other hand, Canada and Australia are selective about their immigrants. Unlike the U.S., they put a premium on what the new immigrant can bring to the county: funds and education. After all, we live in a high-technology society dependent on high level skills and knowledge.

American exceptionalism goes back to the 17th century when John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, said “We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us.” In a speech given in 1974 at the Political Action Conference, President Ronald Reagan expatiated on what Winthrop meant: “We are, indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth.” According to Stephen M. Walt in Foreign Policy (October 11, 2011), “Most statements of ‘American exceptionalism’ presume that America’s values, political system, and history are unique and worthy of universal admiration. They also imply that the United States is both destined and entitled to play a distinct and positive role on the world stage.”

That’s a myth. Any Afghan, Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, or Syrian can confirm that. Most of Latin America can, as well.

Flowing from exceptionalism is the American desire to control the world’s political systems–for their own good. Look at the United Nations and U.S. vetoes of resolutions critical of Israel. See the steady advance of outmoded NATO to Russia’s borders. Consider the chain of alliances which U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles forged in the 1950s. Contemplate America’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Reflect on sanctions imposed on Russia and Iran but not Israel or Saudi Arabia. America knows best doesn’t it?

No. And that’s why the WNDC censored this writer’s talk. People with limited knowledge and a specific agenda wanted to control someone else’s message. They wanted this control to ensure that their speech and only their speech would be heard. In 21st century America, freedom of speech applies to only certain words from certain groups. George Orwell’s 1984 came 30 years early.

WRITER


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Friedrich Hayek and the Jews (Part 3 of 3)

Hayek late in his life

Non-Jewish Characteristics of Hayek’s Thought 

(Page numbers in parentheses refer to Stephen Kresge and Leif Wenar, eds., Hayek on Hayek: An Autobiographical Dialogue, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.)

by John I. Johnson

MEMBERS OF HUMAN GROUPS manifest phenotypic similarity in two broad ways: physically, in terms of their external resemblance to one another, and psychologically, in terms of mental character, general intelligence, behavior, shared values and aesthetics, proclivity for particular cultural forms and institutions, and so on. It is instructive to examine Hayek’s thought from the latter perspective.

One common example of the widespread awareness of psychological group differences is the prevalence of such characterizations by Europeans of other European groups. A specimen is Hayek’s depiction of Germans in The Road to Serfdom in 1944 (Hayek, then living in England, sympathized with the Allies):

Few people will deny that the Germans on the whole are industrious and disciplined, thorough and energetic to the degree of ruthlessness, conscientious and single-minded in any tasks they undertake, that they possess a strong sense of order, duty, and strict obedience to authority, and that they often show great readiness to make personal sacrifices and great courage in physical danger. Deficient they seem in most of those little yet so important qualities which facilitate the intercourse between men in a free society: kindliness and a sense of humour, personal modesty, and respect for the privacy and belief in the good intentions of one’s neighbour.

Note that Hayek — whether accurately or not — is delineating a group psychological phenotype. It seems undeniable that such racial and ethnic group psychological characteristics exist, despite the fact that they have never been systematically studied, defined, or analyzed. It is in this sense, in fact — far more than in the morphological one — that Jews stand out most distinctly as a group radically different from Whites and, for that matter, everyone else.

Further with respect to the Germans, Hayek described a 1918 retreat in which he and his fellow Austro-Hungarians (Hayek was a soldier during WWI) fell back in disorder before pursuing Italians. Mentioning that he was the telephone officer of his regiment, Hayek states that this “meant that I knew all the very few German-speaking men, who were the only reliable men in these conditions.” (46)

And in the autumn of his life he recounted “my most moving experience as a university lecturer” — in Cologne, Germany in 1946. “I didn’t have any idea the Germans knew anything about me at that time; and I gave a lecture to an audience so crowded that the students couldn’t get in, in an enormous lecture hall. And I discovered then that people were circulating hand-typed copies of The Road to Serfdom in German, although it hadn’t been published in Germany yet.” Darmstadt “was laid absolutely flat by the war; there didn’t seem to be a city left, just great piles of rubble. I climbed through the rubble into an underground big hole to speak.” (105-106)

Ironically, in England, where Hayek lived, the Jewish Left — which hated Hayek intensely and attacked him viciously — invariably referred to him publicly throughout the war and postwar years not as “F.A. Hayek” or “Friedrich Hayek” but as “Friedrich August von Hayek.” Hayek mentions this four times in the course of a page and a half, so on some level he was clearly aware of the racist intent. (106-107) The objective was to falsely link the anti-National Socialist Hayek’s “reactionary” anti-Communist, anti-Socialist, and classical liberal views with “Nazism” in the public mind. The Jews, who were Left-wing totalitarians (including Communists), could rely upon the atmosphere of anti-German hate created by the media to do the rest.

Ronald Hamowy, the Jewish libertarian who defended Hayek against the libel of “anti-Semitism,” as described in Part 1, indirectly alludes to Hayek’s non-Jewish gentility several times in a 2003 reminiscence. Hamowy describes Hayek as “a somewhat formal man,” “not an effusive person,” “self-possessed and unflappable,” “immensely erudite,” possessing knowledge “gained from books and articles in half a dozen languages.” He further states: “Hayek was given to a certain level of formality and this was reflected in his appearance. He was extremely distinguished-looking, with an air of courtly elegance about him that, at least in my case, discouraged close familiarity. Whenever we spoke I always called him Professor, even though the last time I saw him I was in my forties and we had known each other for over twenty years.”

All of this is the polar opposite of Jewish.

Mentally and morally, too, Hayek seems European. His thought processes are nuanced and analytical rather than abrupt and conclusory. An atmosphere of intellectual tolerance pervades his work, and his profound values and philosophical insights resonate on every page. His reverence for European intellectual attainments and culture is unmistakable.

The great Western social philosophers of centuries past, much like the recumbent Adam in Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, await but the touch of Hayek’s finger before springing vibrantly to life, liberated (at least momentarily) from the languid proto-life of secondhand fame, infused anew with spirit, soul, relevance, and vigor. Hayek dazzlingly illuminates their heretofore clouded roles as joint participants in a grand endeavor, the oeuvre of each revealed as contributing to the seamless whole. In short, the entire corpus of Hayek’s work is positive and sustaining, not hostile, accusing, selfish, intolerant, hateful, and destructive.

In a semi-autobiographical essay, “Two Types of Mind,” written in the 1970s, Hayek stated that in his “private language” he viewed “the recognised standard type of scientists as the memory type. It is the kind of mind who can retain the particular things he has read or heard, often the particular words in which an idea has been expressed.” This type of mind is the “master of his subject.” Hayek, by contrast, was a “rather extreme instance of the more unconventional type,” the “puzzler,” whose “constant difficulties, which in rare instances may be rewarded by a new insight, are due to the fact that they cannot avail themselves of the established verbal formulae or arguments which lead others smoothly and quickly to the result. People whose minds work that way seem to rely in some measure on a process of wordless thought. To ‘see’ certain connections distinctly does not yet mean for them that they know how to describe them in words.” One of the major errors of socialism, according to Hayek, was that it was overly dependent on verbal knowledge.

In fact, it is in the realm of psychological phenotype that the ambivalence of Hayek’s philo-Semitism can be seen most clearly, much more so than in the instances of specific “wrongdoing” cited by Melvin Reder.

Here, for example, was Hayek’s instinctive reaction to Marxism and Freudianism when he was a young socialist in Vienna:

The two chief subjects of discussion among students of the [heavily Jewish] University of Vienna in the years immediately after the [First World] war were Marxism and psychoanalysis, as they were to become much later in the West. I made a conscientious effort to study both the doctrines but found them the more unsatisfactory the more I studied them. It seemed to me then and has so appeared ever since that their doctrines were thoroughly unscientific because they so defined their terms that their statements were necessarily true and unrefutable, and therefore said nothing about the world. (48-49)

Both Marx and Freud, of course, were Jews, and the movements they founded were also predominantly Jewish.

Both these groups had one very irritating attribute: They insisted that their theories were, in principle, irrefutable. I remember particularly one occasion when I suddenly began to see how ridiculous it all was when I was arguing with Freudians, and they explained, ‘Oh, well, this is due to the death instinct.’ ‘Oh, then this is due to the life instinct.’ Naturally, if you have these two alternatives available to explain something, there’s no way of checking whether the theory is true or not. (50-51)

Clearly Hayek rebelled (albeit apparently unwittingly) against the familiar Jewish assertion of infallibility, the “chosen by God”/”you shut up, I’ll talk” mentality that gave birth to the gulagthe ADLthe Wiesenthal CenterMossad, Orwellian “hate speech” restrictions on non-Jewish thought, and all the rest.

Hayek also heaped scorn upon Jew Harold Laski, his totalitarian-Marxist colleague at the London School of Economics:

And [Gentile economic historian Richard] Tawney, who was of course all very Fabian, but a man you could talk with, not doctrinaire, very interesting man; personally I liked Tawney. Harold Laski was almost a joke, and I could never take Harold Laski, but at the time people took him seriously. (83)

The eminent Laski possessed a familiar Jewish trait: He “was a pathological liar.”

Harold Laski

Both Hayek and Laski were book collectors. Laski “would come one midday, enthusiastic; just been to Charing Cross Road, and in one of these boxes there were some beautiful French duodecimal volumes of the eighteenth century. He turned them over, all religious stuff. Suddenly found that the back of one was thicker than the other. So Laski asked him, ‘And how much is it?’ ‘Sixpence each.’ So he put down a shilling, took the two volumes, slit one open, and out fell four letters exchanged between Rousseau and Voltaire. They were never published. But that was typical of the man.” Interviewer: “He just made the story up?” “Completely.” (82)

“Sitting together after dinner listening to the news, Harold had just been to his home, Manchester, and had experienced the first bombing attack. On that occasion he’d been very shaken, because one bomb had fallen close to his hotel and badly shaken him. Three weeks later when I’d heard of this story again, it had his hotel being hit and him falling with his bed four floors into the cellar.” (82-83)

Had Hayek opened his mind to Holocaust revisionism, or willingly observed the institutionalized persecution of Holocaust revisionists, he would have recognized this particular psychological trait instantly. His instinctive negative reactions to Marxism, Freudianism, and Harold Laski were not random idiosyncrasies; he was objecting in a consistent way and on a visceral level to things that are characteristically Jewish.

Ludwig von Mises

Hayek was even critical of his Jewish mentor, Ludwig von Mises, in a fundamental way. Mises’s “masterly critique of socialism has not really been effective,” he said. “Mises’s postulate — if we are strictly rational and decide all the bases, we can see that socialism is wrong — is a mistake.” “The fundamental mistake of rationalism and socialism [is] that we have the intellectual power to arrange everything rationally.” “Mises never could free himself from that fundamental philosophy.”

Contrast Mises’s top-heavy logical-rationalism with Hayek’s Western-style traditionalist, empiricist orientation:

Capitalism presumes that apart from our rational insight we possess a traditional endowment of morals, which has been tested by evolution but not designed by our intelligence. We have never invented private property because we understood these consequences, nor have we ever invented the family. It so happens that these traditions, essentially a religious tradition, and I am as much an agnostic as Mises was, but I must admit that the two decisive traditions which make it possible for us to build up an order which extends our vision cannot be the result of our intellectual insight but must be the result of a moral tradition, which as I now put it is the result of group selection and not of individual selection, something we can ex post interpret. (72-73)

For a sympathetic, libertarian-oriented elaboration of the latter theme, see two essays by Todd Zywicki, “‘Was Hayek Right About Group Selection After All?’ Review Essay of Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior by Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson,” Review of Austrian Economics 13: 81-95 (2000) and “Evolutionary Psychology and the Social Sciences,” Humane Studies Review, Vol. 13 (Fall 2000). (“Most classical liberals are somewhat skeptical about the value of studying evolutionary psychology. To some extent this skepticism resides in a misunderstanding of the import of evolutionary psychology, and in particular in the belief that evolutionary psychology believes in the perfect determinacy of human behavior. This latter belief makes evolutionary psychology anathema to those concerned about issues of free will and personal autonomy. This skepticism is unfounded.”)

For an opposite and highly critical view of Hayek’s approach to cultural evolution and spontaneous order, see Andrew Martin Paul Denis, Collective and Individual Rationality: Some Episodes in the History of Economic Thought (PhD Thesis in Economics, City University, London, 2001), Chapter 5, “Friedrich Hayek: A Panglossian evolutionary theorist”. In particular, scroll down to sections 5.4.4 “Group selection” and 5.4.5 “Have Sober and Wilson rescued group selection?” (“It is now necessary to turn to an important issue which has been raised in connection with the points made above, namely whether Sober and Wilson [1998] have rescued the notion of group selection deployed by Hayek. Clearly, if they have, then much of the argument of the present chapter collapses.”)

Hayek

The nature of Hayek’s thought strikes me, at least, as thoroughly European, both in terms of what (from the standpoint of group survival) was adaptive and maladaptive in it. His thought was adaptive in the way that it instinctively rejected alien concepts and ideas on a fundamental level, choosing instead to explore, extend, and elaborate the philosophical and cultural heritage of the West. On the other hand, it was characteristically maladaptive in its failure to apply to Jews the same ethical and moral standards it imposed upon Whites — or, conversely, in its refusal to cede to Europeans the essential ingroup recognition that it implicitly believed Jews and Jewry were entitled to.

Precisely why Jews and Jewry are invariably treated differently, and preferentially, is never explained by Hayek and others like him. Never explained because there is no justification for such a dual moral code that discriminates against one’s own group in favor of a self-conscious, strategizing, antagonistic alien group.

Hayek was not an anarcho-reductionist; he did not dispute the need for, or legitimacy of, social order (i.e., a social group). Insofar as Jews and Jewry were concerned, it was regarded (implicitly yet unmistakably) as inarguable that they were entitled to their own ethno-cultural group identity. Yet when it came to Whites, an asymmetric standard suddenly applied, and similar ingroup recognition was arbitrarily and capriciously denied. Enoch Powell was ejected from the Mont Pelerin Society; a cabal of ethnocentric Jews was not.

As long as the need for some sort of social order, or group, is conceded, it is difficult to see why an ethno-cultural basis is an inappropriate foundation for social organization — particularly if one opposes genocide (an anti-value inherent in the prevailing ideology, or cult, of racial nihilism) or finds the prospect of an all-embracing World State disconcerting. It is even harder to see why ethnocentrism is deemed unacceptable for one group only — Whites — but acceptable (indeed, commendable) for Jews and other non-Whites.

Finally, Hayek failed to see that the spontaneous social order he venerated so highly was the natural, unplanned creation of a particular people possessed of a unique set of heritable attributes, whose inmost nature it both reflected and suited, but was not applicable to all people, at all times, in all places. In particular, the spontaneous order of the West will vanish completely once it falls into the hands of aliens who did not — indeed, could not — create it, and who look upon its institutions, mores, values, and creators with hatred, contempt, and revulsion.

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With Full VT Support: Trump, ‘purveyor of hate speech’, not welcome in Pittsburgh, says former synagogue leader

Lynette Lederman says she does not want the president to visit Pittsburgh and will rely on local political leadership

Tree of Life Synagogue and memorial of flowers and stars in remembrance of the those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services Saturday.
Tree of Life Synagogue and memorial of flowers and stars in remembrance of the those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services on Saturday. Photograph: Gene J Puskar/AP

 

“We have people who stand by us, who believe in values – not just Jewish – but believe in values, and those are not the values of this president and I do not welcome him to Pittsburgh,” she said.

The comments followed an open letter signed by a coalition of local Jewish leaders and published by the Pittsburgh chapter of Bend The Arc, a progressive advocacy group, that also called for the president to avoid the city.

“President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism,” the letter states.

Read more at UK Guardian


Pittsburgh shooter– ‘Jews are committing white genocide and Trump is their puppet’

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Robert Bowers, arrested in synagogue massacre, argued there is a war between Jews and Western civilization and claimed Jews control Trump.

A day after the deadly mass-shooting in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue, investigators continued to probe gunman Robert Bowers, the 46-year-old resident of Baldwin, Pennsylvania responsible for the attack.

On Sunday, Scott Brady, US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, confirmed claims made shortly after news of the attack broke that Bowers had explicitly expressed a desire to kill Jews before and during the 20-minute shooting attack on the Tree of Life synagogue.

According to the federal complaint against Bowers which was publicized Sunday, Bowers told the arresting officer at the scene of the mass-shooting Saturday that Jews were “committing genocide” against whites, and that he felt motivated to target Jews.

“They’re committing genocide to my people,” Bowers said. “I just want to kill Jews.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said earlier that the Justice Department was treating the case as a hate-crime.

Thirteen people were shot Saturday morning after Bowers burst into the Tree of Life synagogue during a circumcision ceremony and opened fire with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and several handguns.

During the 20-minute melee, eleven people inside the synagogue were fatally wounded, with two others were wounded.

After police arrived on the scene, Bowers shot and wounded four officers, before he was shot and wounded by police, and surrendered to authorities.

Bowers’ social media accounts were littered with anti-Semitic rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and attacks on the US government and President Donald Trump.

On his account on the ‘Gab’ social media outlet, Bowers – who according to Pennsylvania state voting records was a registered independent – claimed that a Jewish conspiracy controlled the US government and was dedicated to ‘controlling whites’.

In an image Bowers reposted to his account, President Trump is shown taking orders from an Orthodox Jewish man.

“Your character will appear to the public as a white racist. Its how we control Whites,” the Jewish man says in the image, with President Trump subserviently responding “Yes sir.”

Screenshot of Bower’s Gab account Screenshot/Gab

In another post, Bowers mocked President Trump as a “globalist” and apparently endorsed the ethnic cleansing of Jews from America.

“Trump is a globalist, not a nationalist. There is no #MAGA as long as there is a kike infestation.”

Drawing on ideas popular within white nationalist and neo-Nazi movements, Bowers blamed ‘Jewish propaganda’ for the ‘certain extinction’ of Western civilization and the white race.

“Jews are waging a propaganda war against Western civilization and it is so effective that we are headed towards certain extinction within the next 200 years and we’re not even aware of it,” Bowers reposted on his Gab account.

“You are living in a critical time in history where the internet has given us a small window of opportunity to snap our people out of their brainwash.”

Bowers also wrote that Jews were “the enemy of white people” and called for the mass-deportation of Jews from the US.

“Kick the jews OUT! This is Not Their Home! No One Wants the Whiny kikes!”

Shortly before the attack, Bowers wrote on Gab blasted the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) for its services for refugees inside the US, saying that “HIAS likes to bring in invaders that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

In other posts, Bowers explicitly linked his hatred of Jews to anxiety over immigration.

“Open you Eyes,” Bowers reposted. “It’s the filthy EVIL jews Bringing the Filthy EVIL Muslims into the Country!!

Can EU, Russia, China Plan avert Iran Oil Sanctions?

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by F. William Engdahl, … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

[ Editor’s Note: Mr. Engdahl gives us some background on the developing EU work around on the US Iran sanctions. As Iran demonstrates no credible military threat to the US, the sanctions are an act of war, which most dictionaries define as an aggressive move.

Western hegemony is borrowing a page from the Israelis’ playbook. Anyone who resists their domination is defined as an aggressive threat to which the current Likud party can do whatever it wants.

The ongoing Gaza turkey shoot is the current example. Some Hamas hotheads fire off a few of their bottle rocket “missiles” that usually don’t do any damage, and the IDF declares that it cannot take such aggression anymore, so the tanks are lined up threatening another incursion.

One can hardly think what Israel would do if its people were being shot down, including children, like the IDF soldiers have been doing to the Gazans. The term tactical nukes comes to mind.

The emerging story that is not obvious to all is that the efforts of the EU to find ways to work around the US sanctions are not purely to help Iran. Those countries have now seen how vulnerable they are to what can happen when a Deep State puppet gets into the White House and starts canceling international agreements one by one.

The US-dominated financial system is being seen by all now as a permanent threat to their independence. Deep Staters view independence as a form of aggression. Those in the US sanctions crosshairs, including the EU, see that they have to form independent trade settlement structures that cannot be held hostage by the US Treasury Secretary.

The future of Europe is looking East, not West, despite the Russia haters sprinkled among them, the most pitiful being Britain with it delusions of remaining a world power, when it is a house of cards waiting for its own collapse.

Can those on “sanctions death row” escape their fate? They seem to think so; but we don’t know how much of that is grounded in reality, both in their being able to put such circumvention structures in place, but also defending them from US counter attacks.

I fear things could get worse before they get better… Jim W. Dean ]

– First published … October 23, 2018 –

[ Update: No EU country has offered to be the home base for the Special Purpose Vehicle, an incredible show of weakness after declaring it would be set up soon, and we see now they had not even found a host country yet.

The US Deep State is smiling that its “divide and conquer” game is working as it usually does. If the EU cannot do better than this, it will be stained with the “all talk and no action” moniker, which cannot be said about Mr. Trump… JD ]

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It may well be that the unilateral wrecking ball politics of the Trump Administration are bringing about a result just opposite from that intended.

Washington’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement and impose severe sanctions on companies trading Iran oil as of 4 November, is creating new channels of cooperation between the EU, Russia, China and Iran and potentially others.

The recent declaration by Brussels officials of creation of an unspecified Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to legally avoid US dollar oil trade and thereby US sanctions, might potentially spell the beginning of the end of the Dollar System domination of the world economy.

According to reports from the last bilateral German-Iran talks in Teheran on October 17, the mechanisms of a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle that would allow Iran to continue to earn from its oil exports, will begin implementation in the next days.

At end of September EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini confirmed plans to create such an independent trade channel, noting, “no sovereign country or organization can accept that somebody else decides with whom you are allowed to do trade with.”

The SPV plan is reportedly modeled on the Soviet barter system used during the cold war to avert US trade sanctions, where Iran oil would be in some manner exchanged for goods without money. The SPV agreement would reportedly involve the European Union, Iran, China and Russia.

According to various reports out of the EU the new SPV plan involves a sophisticated barter system that can avoid US Treasury sanctions. As an example, Iran could ship crude oil to a French firm, accrue credit via the SPV, much like a bank. That could then be used to pay an Italian manufacturer for goods shipped the other way, without any funds traversing through Iranian hands or the normal banking system.

A multinational European state-backed financial intermediary would be set up to handle deals with companies interested in Iran transactions and with Iranian counter-parties. Any transactions would not be transparent to the US, and would involve euros and sterling rather than dollars.

It’s an extraordinary response to what Washington has called a policy of all-out financial war against Iran, that includes threats to sanction European central banks and the Brussels-based SWIFT interbank payments network if they maintain ties to Iran after November 4. In the post-1945 relations between Western Europe and Washington such aggressive measures have not been seen before. It’s forcing some major rethinking from leading EU policy circles.

New Banking Architecture

The background to the mysterious initiative was presented in June in a report titled, Europe, Iran and Economic Sovereignty: New Banking Architecture in Response to US Sanctions. The report was authored by Iranian economist Esfandyar Batmanghelidj and Axel Hellman, a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based policy think tank.

The report proposes its new architecture should have two key elements. First it will be based on “gateway banks” designated to act as intermediaries between Iranian and EU commercial banks tied to the Special Purpose Vehicle. The second element is that it would be overseen by an EU-Office of Foreign Asset Controls or EU-OFAC, modeled on the same at the US Treasury, but used for facilitating legal EU-Iran trade, not for blocking it.

Their proposed EU-OFAC among other functions would undertake creating certification mechanisms for due diligence on the companies doing such trade and “strengthen EU legal protections for entities engaged in Iran trade and investment.”

The SPV reportedly is based on this plan using designated Gateway Banks, banks in the EU unaffected by Washington “secondary sanctions,” as they do not do business in the US and focus on business with Iran.

They might include select state-owned German Landesbanks, certain Swiss private banks such as the Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank (EIH), a European bank established specifically to engage in trade finance with Iran. In addition, select Iran banks with offices in the EU could be brought in.

Whatever the final result, it is clear that the bellicose actions of the Trump Administration against trade with Iran is forcing major countries into cooperation that ultimately could spell the demise of the dollar hegemony that has allowed a debt-bloated US Government to finance a de facto global tyranny at the expense of others.

EU-Russia-China…

During the recent UN General Assembly in New York, Federica Mogherini said the SPV was designed to facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports – including oil – so long as the firms involved were carrying out legitimate business under EU law. China and Russia are also involved in the SPV. Potentially Turkey, India and other countries could later join.

Immediately, as expected, Washington has reacted. At the UN US Secretary of State and former CIA head Mike Pompeo declared to an Iran opposition meeting that he was “disturbed and indeed deeply disappointed” by the EU plan.

Notably he said, “This is one of the of the most counterproductive measures imaginable for regional and global peace and security.” Presumably the Washington plan for economic war against Iran is designed to foster regional and global peace and security?

Non-US SWIFT?

One of the most brutal weapons in the US Treasury financial warfare battery is the ability to force the Brussels-based SWIFT private interbank clearing system to cut Iran off from using it. That was done with devastating effect in 2012 when Washington pressured the EU to get SWIFT compliance, a grave precedent that sent alarm bells off around the world.

The fact that the US dollar remains the overwhelming dominant currency for international trade and financial transactions gives Washington extraordinary power over banks and companies in the rest of the world. That’s the financial equivalent of a neutron bomb. That might be about to change, though it’s by no means a done deal yet.

In 2015 China unveiled its CIPS or China International Payments System. CIPS was originally viewed as a future China-based alternative to SWIFT. It would offer clearing and settlement services for its participants in cross-border RMB payments and trade. Unfortunately, a Chinese stock market crisis forced Beijing to downscale their plans, though a skeleton of infrastructure is there.

In another area, since late 2017 Russia and China have discussed possible linking their bilateral payments systems bypassing the dollar. China’s Unionpay system and Russia’s domestic payment system, known as Karta Mir, would be linked directly.

More recently leading EU policy circles have echoed such ideas, unprecedented in the post-1944 era. In August, referring to the unilateral US actions to block oil and other trade with Iran, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Handelsblatt, a leading German business daily, “Europe should not allow the U.S. to act over our heads and at our expense.

For that reason, it’s essential that we strengthen European autonomy by establishing payment channels that are independent of the US, creating a European Monetary Fund and building up an independent SWIFT system.”

A Crack in the Dollar Edifice

How far the EU is willing to defy Washington on the issue of trade with Iran is not yet clear. Most probably Washington via NSA and other means can uncover the trades of the EU-Iran-Russia-China SPV.

In addition to the recent statements from the German Foreign Minister, France is discussing expanding the Iran SPV to create a means of insulating the EU economies from illegal extraterritorial sanctions like the secondary sanctions that punish EU companies doing business in Iran by preventing them from using the dollar or doing business in the USA.

French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Agnes Von der Muhll, stated that in addition to enabling companies to continue to trade with Iran, that the SPV would, “create an economic sovereignty tool for the European Union beyond this one case. It is therefore a long-term plan that will protect European companies in the future from the effect of illegal extraterritorial sanctions.”

If this will be the case with the emerging EU Special Purpose Vehicle, it will create a gaping crack in the dollar edifice. Referring to the SPV and its implications, Jarrett Blanc, former Obama State Department official involved in negotiating the Iran nuclear agreement noted that, “The payment mechanism move opens the door to a longer-term degradation of US sanctions power.”

At present the EU has displayed effusive rhetoric and loud grumbling against unilateral US economic warfare and extraterritorial imposition of sanctions such as those against Russia. Their resolve to potently move to create a genuine alternative to date has been absent. So too is the case so far in other respects for China and Russia. Will the incredibly crass US sanctions war on Iran finally spell the beginning of the end of the dollar domination of the world economy it has held since Bretton Woods in 1945?

My own feeling is that unless the SPV in whatever form utilizes the remarkable technological advantages of certain of the blockchain or ledger technologies similar to the US-based XRP or Ripple, that would enable routing payments across borders in a secure and almost instantaneous way globally, it won’t amount to much.

It’s not that European IT programmers lack the expertise to develop such, and certainly not the Russians. After all one of the leading blockchain companies was created by a Russian-born Canadian named Vitalik Buterin. The Russian Duma is working on new legislation regarding digital currencies, though the Bank of Russia still seems staunchly opposed.

The Peoples’ Bank of China is rapidly developing and testing a national cryptocurrency, ChinaCoin. Blockchain technologies are widely misunderstood, even in government circles such as the Russian Central Bank that ought to see it is far more than a new “South Sea bubble.”

The ability of a state-supervised payments system to move value across borders, totally encrypted and secure is the only plausible short-term answer to unilateral sanctions and financial wars until a more civilized order among nations is possible.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”


Mon Oct 29, 2018 06:03PM
An aerial view of an Iranian oil field in the Persian Gulf.
An aerial view of an Iranian oil field in the Persian Gulf.

As the administration of US President Donald Trump is preparing to impose sanctions against Iran’s oil exports within the next few days, indications are already appearing that certain countries are preparing to defy Washington’s pressures to halt purchases of Iranian oil.

Reuters quoted unidentified sources familiar Iran sanctions issues as saying that at least three of Iran’s top oil clients – India, China and Turkey – would resist Washington’s call to end their oil purchase plans from Iran.

The three countries, sources said, maintained that there were not sufficient supplies worldwide to replace Iranian oil volumes.

That pressure, along with worries of a damaging oil price spike, could put the Trump administration’s hard line to the test and could also raise the possibility of bilateral deals to allow some buying to continue, according to the sources.

Iran has already emphasized that the US can never prevent it from selling crude oil to international clients, stressing that no other supplier can substitute the kind of oil it provides to overseas markets.

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri was quoted by media as saying that the government of President Hassan Rouhani had already devised mechanisms to counter the impacts of returning US sanctions against the country’s oil exports.

Jahangiri emphasized that Iran had serious plans to maintain oil exports above one million

Trump’s administration is preparing to launch the second wave of sanctions against Iran from November 4 in which a universal ban on the country’s oil exports appears to be a primary objective.

US officials have already said the sanctions would be meant to bring down Iran’s oil exports to zero. However, Iranian officials have repeatedly rejected the feasibility of this, stressing that international consumers cannot afford to lose Iranian supplies.

Reuters further quoted another informed source briefed by administration officials as saying that tensions around Iran’s sanctions have split Trump’s administration into two camps. One is led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, who wants the toughest possible approach, and another by State Department officials keen to balance sanctions against preventing an oil price spike that could damage the US and its allies.

Because of the concern over oil prices, the source said, the administration is considering limited waivers for some Iranian customers until Russia and Saudi Arabia add additional supply next year, while limiting what Tehran can do with the proceeds in the meantime.

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The key is China.

China has the ability to build big infrastructure projects very quickly.

It is a Communist country, so no transactions with private companies and commercial banks need to occur, and whatever is agreed with the government of China can be delivered by a state-owned company.

China needs Oil, petrochemicals, minerals.

China is in an economic war with the US.

Iran should swap 2 million bpd of oil for a complete rebuilding and upgrading if it’s infrastructure. Given the aviation ban, the first project should be a complete high speed rail system with the excellent Chinese 400kph train sets.

Use the sanctions as an opportunity and put people to work and build the country.

mkvor 7 Stunden
One can understand Saudi Arabia going along with Trump’s plan of failing the JCPOA by increasing oil supplies. But I cannot understand Russia going along with this. Putin forgets that by feeding, strengthening and fattening the demon of unfair suppression against Iran today, tomorrow it might be Russia next.
Kite Flyvor 11 Stunden
Time for the ‘sleepy’ US public to wake up, and VOTE Democrats for Congress, for sanity to prevail.
Jupitervor 12 Stunden
Donald Trump is going to end up with “egg on his face” in his obsession
with his Delusional Iran sanctions.He`s doing it for Isra=hell by the way.
Countries are looking what is in their Best Interest then to follow
Donald Trump and his Delusional sanctions!!!!

Trump Executive Order targets Deep State and Opens Door to Full Disclosure

Trump Executive Order targets Deep State & Opens Door to Full Disclosure


Deep State America

One explanation why U.S. policies serve no national interests
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On September 9th the Washington Post featured a front page article describing how the Defense Department had used warplanes to attack targets and kill suspected militants in six countries over the Labor Day weekend. The article was celebratory, citing Pentagon officials who boasted of the ability to engage “multiple targets” anywhere in the world in what has become a “permanent war.” The article did not mention that the United States is not currently at war with any of the six target countries and made no attempt to make a case that the men and women who were killed actually threatened the U.S. or American citizens.

Actual American interests in fighting a war without limits and without an end were not described. They never are. Indeed, in the U.S. and elsewhere many citizens often wonder how certain government policies like the Washington’s war on terror can persist in spite of widespread popular opposition or clear perceptions that they are either ineffective or even harmful. This persistence of policies regarding which there is no debate is sometimes attributed to a “deep state.”

The phrase “deep state” originated in and was often applied to Turkey, in Turkish “Derin Devlet,” where the nation’s security services and governing elite traditionally pursued the same chauvinistic and inward-looking agenda both domestically and in foreign affairs no matter who was prime minister.

In countries where a deep state dominates, real democracy and rule of law are inevitably the first victims. A deep state like Turkey’s is traditionally organized around a center of official and publicly accepted power, which means it often includes senior government officials, the police and intelligence services as well as the military. For the police and intelligence agencies the propensity to operate in secret is a sine qua nonfor the deep state as it provides cover for the maintenance of relationships that under other circumstances would be considered suspect or even illegal.

It has been claimed that deep state activities in Turkey are frequently conducted through connivance with politicians who are able to provide cover for the activity, with corporate interests and sometimes even with criminal groups, which can operate across borders and help in the mundane tasks of political corruption to include money laundering. This connection of political power with the ability to operate under the radar and generate considerable cash flows are characteristic of deep state.

As all governments for sometimes good reasons engage in concealment of their more questionable activities or even resort to out and out deception, one must ask how the deep state differs. While an elected government might sometimes engage in activity that is legally or morally questionable there are normally some checks and balances in place to limit resort to such activity as well as periodic elections to repudiate what is done. For players in the deep state, there are no accountability and no legal limits and everything is based on self-interest justified through assertion of patriotism and the national interest if they are ever challenged.

Every country has a deep state of some kind even if it goes by another name. “The Establishment” or “old boys’ network” was widely recognized in twentieth century Britain. “Establishment” has often also been used in the United States, describing a community of shared values and interests that has evolved post-Second World War from the Washington-New York axis of senior government officials and financial services executives. They together constitute a group that claims to know what is “best” for the country and act accordingly, no matter who sits in the White House. They generally operate in the shadows but occasionally surface and become public, as when 50 foreign so-called policy experts or former senior officials write letters staking out political positions, as has been occurring recently. The “experts” are currently weighing in to both support and fund the campaign of Hillary Clinton, who, they believe, shares their views and priorities.

The deep state principle should sound familiar to Americans who have been following political developments over the past twenty years. For the deep state to be effective it must be intimately associated with the development or pre-existence of a national security state. There must also be a perception that the nation is in peril, justifying extraordinary measures undertaken by self-described patriots to preserve life and property of the citizenry. Those measures are generically conservative in nature, intended to protect the status quo with the implication that change is dangerous.

Those requirements certainly prevail in post 9/11 America and also feed the other essential component of the deep state, that the control should work secretly or at least under the radar. Consider for a moment how Washington operates. There is gridlock in Congress and the legislature opposes nearly everything that the White House supports. Nevertheless, certain things happen seemingly without any discussion, including the bipartisan, unconstitutional and extremely dangerous assumption of increased executive authority by the White House.

As the Post article demonstrates, there is also widespread acceptance by our country’s elites of the fiction that America is threatened and that Washington has a right to intervene preemptively anywhere in the world at any time. Unpopular and unconstitutional wars continue in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq while the American president routinely claims the meaningless title “leader of the free world” even as he threatens countries that do not adhere to norms dictated by Washington. In the case of Russia, some American leaders actually believe a potentially nuclear war can be won and should be considered while at least one general has taken steps to bring about such a conflict.

Meanwhile both targeted citizens and often innocent foreigners who fit profiles are assassinated by drones without any legal process or framework. Lying to start a war as well as the war crimes committed by U.S. troops and contractors on far flung battlefields including torture and rendition are rarely investigated and punishment of any kind is so rare as to be remarkable when it does occur.

Here at home banks are bailed out and corporate interests are protected by law. Huge multi-year defense contracts are approved for ships and planes that are both vulnerable and money pits. The public is routinely surveilled, citizens are imprisoned without being charged or are tried by military tribunals, the government increasingly cites state secrets privilege to conceal its actions and whistleblowers are punished with prison. America the warlike predatory capitalist operating with little interference or input from the citizenry might be considered a virtual definition of deep state.

Some observers believe that the deep state is driven by the “Washington Consensus,” a subset of the “American exceptionalism” meme. It is plausible to consider it a 1950s creation, the end product of the “military industrial complex” that Dwight Eisenhower warned about, but some believe its infrastructure was actually put in place through the passage of the Federal Reserve Act prior to the First World War. Several years after signing the bill, Woodrow Wilson reportedly lamented “We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

As I have noted, America’s deep state is something of a hybrid creature that operates along a New York to Washington axis. Where the Turks sometimes engage in unambiguous criminal activity like drug trafficking to fund themselves the Washington elite instead turns to the banksters, lobbyists and defense contractors, operating much more in the open and, ostensibly, legally. U.S. style deep state includes all the obvious parties, both public and private, who benefit from the status quo to include key players in the police and intelligence agencies, the military, the treasury and justice departments and in the judiciary. It is structured to materially reward those who play along with the charade and the glue to accomplish that comes ultimately from Wall Street. “Financial services” might well be considered the epicenter of the entire process. Even though government is needed to implement desired policies, the banksters comprise the truly essential element, capable of providing genuine rewards for compliance. As corporate interests increasingly own the media, little dissent comes from the Fourth Estate as the process plays out while many of the proliferating Washington think tanks that provide deep state “intellectual” credibility are similarly funded by defense contractors.

The cross fertilization that is essential to make the system work takes place through the famous revolving door whereby senior government officials enter the private sector at a high level. In some cases the door revolves a number of times, with officials leaving government before returning in an even more elevated position. This has been characteristic of the rise of the so-called neoconservatives. Along the way, those select individuals are protected, promoted and groomed for bigger things. The senior government officials, ex-generals, and high level intelligence operatives who participate find themselves with multi-million dollar homes for their retirement years, cushioned by a tidy pile of investments.

The deep state in American is completely corrupt because it exists to sell out the public interest and it includes both major political parties as well as government officials. Politicians like the Clintons who leave the White House “broke” and accumulate more than $100 million in a few years exemplify how it rewards its friends while a bloated Pentagon churns out hundreds of unneeded flag officers who receive munificent pensions and benefits for the rest of their lives. And no one is punished, ever. Disgraced former general and CIA Director David Petraeus is now a partner at the KKR private equity firm even though he knows nothing about financial services. More recently, former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell, who supports Hillary and is publicly advocating assassinating Russians and Iranians, has become a Senior Counselor at Clinton-linked Beacon Global Strategies. Both Petraeus and Morell are being rewarded for their loyalty to the system.

What makes the deep state so successful? It wins no matter who is in power by creating bipartisan supported money pits within the system. Unending wars and simmering though hard to define threats together invite more spending on national security and make for good business. Monetizing the completely unnecessary and hideously expensive global war on terror benefits the senior government officials, beltway industries and financial services that feed off it. Because it is essential to keep the money flowing, the deep state persists in promoting policies that otherwise make no sense, to include the unwinnable wars currently enjoying marquee status in Iraq/Syria and Afghanistan. The deep state knows that a fearmongered public will buy its product and does not even have to make much of an effort to sell it.

The United States of America is not exactly deep state Turkey but to be sure any democracy can be subverted by particular interests hiding behind the mask of patriotism buttressed by phony international threats. Ordinary Americans frequently ask why politicians and government officials appear to be so obtuse, rarely recognizing what is actually occurring in the country. That is partly due to the fact that the political class lives in a bubble of its own creation but it might also be because many of America’s leaders actually accept and benefit from the fact that there is an unelected, un-appointed and unaccountable presence within the system that actually manages what is taking place from behind the scenes. That would be the American deep state.

[This article is a lightly edited version of a paper presented at the Ron Paul Institute’s conference on peace and prosperity held on September 10, 2016 in Dulles, Virginia]


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Top Palestinian body suspends Israel recognition until it recognizes Palestine

Top Palestinian body suspends Israel recognition until it recognizes Palestine
The Palestine Liberation Organization’s decision-making body has ruled to suspend its recognition of the state of Israel until Tel Aviv formally recognizes a Palestinian state along 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Noting Israel’s continued disregard of signed international agreements, the Palestinian Central Council (PCC) on Monday has decided to “suspend recognition of the State of Israel until its recognition of the State of Palestine on the June 4, 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

Following a two day meeting in Ramallah, the PCC also agreed to “end security coordination in all its forms” with Israel, and “disengage economically” from its neighbor, WAFA news agency reports, citing the final communiqué.

Furthermore, the decision-making body established the PLO to be the sole “legitimate representative” of all the Palestinians living in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, slamming Hamas for failing to implement the agreements it signed with Fatah over the last decade, ever since the Sunni organization assumed control of Gaza in 2007.

Urging Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to implement the Council’s non-binding decisions, the PCC stressed that it continues to remain opposed to Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century”aimed at solving the decades-old animosity between the neighboring nations. In wake of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the Council called on the Arab states to “sever all diplomatic relations” with the US and any state that follows its example.

The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a controversial issue, as Palestinians continue to claim East Jerusalem as their capital. Abbas repeatedly vowed to oppose any purported peace initiatives by Trump, whose relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognition of the city as Israel’s capital marked the first time the president of the US has departed from established policy, which saw the issue of Jerusalem kept off the table.

Speaking to PCC delegates on Sunday, the 82-year-old leader reiterated that Palestine and Jerusalem are “not for sale or bargaining.”

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“East Jerusalem is the capital of our state. We will not accept a capital in Jerusalem or the capital of two states because they are fooling us,” Abbas said on Sunday. “Jerusalem, which was occupied in 1967, is our capital, every meter and centimeter of it.”

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Royal relations: Prince Andrew wants to strengthen Saudi ties, following Khashoggi murder (VIDEO)

Royal relations: Prince Andrew wants to strengthen Saudi ties, following Khashoggi murder (VIDEO)
Prince Andrew has come under fire after insisting he wants to build closer links with Saudi Arabia, via his Pitch@Palace initiative, despite the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the ongoing war in Yemen.

The Duke of York was addressing a host of entrepreneurs at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on Thursday when he made his comments – declaring that he hoped his initiative would expand into other Gulf states and also Saudi Arabia.

“We have been expanding over the past two years to include other members of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council),” the Duke of York said.

“What we are doing with Pitch in this part of the world is to work in partnership, first of all with the Khalifa Fund but also with Bahrain… and hopefully in the future with Saudi Arabia and other parts of this world.”

The Prince’s eagerness to create strong links with the Saudis has certainly raised eyebrows and plays in sharp contrast to business leaders and politicians who pulled out of the “Davos in the Desert” conference in Riyadh, as a result of the Khashoggi scandal. He did not make any reference to the incident during his address to company executives, The Independent reports.

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In his closing remarks, he again repeated his desire to bring his pitching initiative to Saudi Arabia.

“It’s hugely important for us to have partners in the region, we look forward to working in Bahrain with our partners there and, as time goes by, we hope to expand also into Saudi and other GCC countries,” he said

The Prince’s remarks comes just days after a number of campaign groups called for the British Royal family to sever its relationship with the Saudis.

Allan Hogarth, Amnesty International UK’s head of policy and government affairs, said: “The appalling killing of Jamal Khashoggi is a worldwide wake up call over Saudi human rights for politicians, business people and, we would hope, for our own Royal Family.”

Andrew Smith, of the Campaign Against Arms Trade, echoed Hogarth’s views saying: “The relationship between both royal families is about influence.

“It’s part of the political relationship which underpins arms sales. But it has also done a huge amount to legitimise the corrupt Saudi regime on the world stage.”

The Prince has been a controversial figure within the Royal family. He famously had to pull out of a trip to Saudi Arabia in 2011 as the UK’s special trade envoy, due to his friendship with the American financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in 2008 for soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14.

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