STORM AREA 51, THEY CAN’T STOP ALL OF US – Original Song

This is my tribute to the ever-growing facebook event titled ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.’


Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us

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Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us
Area51 Aerial photograph.jpg

Aerial photo of Area 51
Date September 20, 2019
Location Lincoln County, Nevada
Also known as Raid Area 51, Storm Area 51
Cause Facebook Event
Motive Find extraterrestrial life

Warning sign near Area 51

Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us is an American Facebook event currently planned for September 20, 2019 at Area 51, a United States Air Force (USAF) facility within the Nevada Test and Training Range, to raid the site in search for extraterrestrial life. The event was created by Matty Roberts who confirmed it was comedic and disavowed responsibility for any casualties if people actually attempt to raid the military base.[1] Roberts posted the event on June 27, 2019.[1] Over 2 million people have responded “going” and 1.5 million “interested” on the event’s page.[2][3][4][5][6]

Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said government officials knew about the meme and discouraged people from attempting to enter military property.[7] Nevada law enforcement also warned potential participants in the event against trespassing.[8] The event, although purely comedic, has had an effect on businesses both locally in Nevada and around the United States, which are creating preparations for visitors and products for both those “going” and others who are interested.

Background

Area 51 has been the subject of conspiracy theories regarding aliens since the 1950s, when some individuals reported seeing UFOs at the location of the base, around the time the military started flying CIA U2 spy planes in the area. The CIA declassified documents related to Area 51 and recognized its existence in 2013.[9] Conspiracy theorists believe aliens, UFOs, or secrets related to them are stored at Area 51.[10][11] In June 2019, The Pentagonprovided a briefing on UFOs encountered by Navy pilots to members of Congress.[12] U.S. president Donald Trump had also been briefed on UFOs.[13]

College student Matty Roberts, the creator of the event, came up with the idea after watching Area 51 conspiracy theorist Bob Lazar and filmmaker Jeremy Corbell on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on June 20, 2019.[14][15]Lazar claimed to have worked with alien spacecraft when working at an underground facility at Area 51.[15][16]

Facebook event and Internet meme

Matty Roberts, also known as video game streamer SmyleeKun,[8] created the event on Facebook on June 27 as a joke, not imagining the viral spread the event would receive.[17] The event plans for the raid in Amargosa Valley from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. PDT on September 20, 2019.[1][7][8] The Facebook event writes, “If we naruto run [sic], we can move faster than their bullets. Lets [sic] see them aliens”, referring to the unique running style of anime character Naruto Uzumaki and several other characters, who run with their arms stretched behind them, head down and torso tilted forward.[5][12][18] Roberts said the event had around 40 signatures 3 days into the event’s listing and then suddenly went viral.[1][19] The meme possibly spread first on the app TikTok, as well as Reddit and Instagram later.[20] The Facebook page for the event is filled with thousands of satirical posts discussing the best way to break into Area 51.[7] After the viral spread of the meme, Roberts was worried that he would receive a visit from the FBI.[19][15] The event received 1.6 million “Going” and another 1.2 million “Interested” signatures as of July 18.[15] He has taken the event offline as of July 20.[17]

Rapper Lil Nas X released a music video for the Young Thug and Mason Ramsey remix of “Old Town Road” about the planned raid.[21][22][23]

Copycat events such as plans to storm a genealogical vault of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,[24] Loch Ness,[25] and the Bermuda Triangle[26] have also been created. In the Netherlands a left wing meme page known as “Memes for the Masses” created “Storm the Education Implementation Office Headquaters” event as a protest to student loans [27]

The World Scholar’s Cup, an international academic competition, posted about holding its “Mega-Global Round” at Area 51. Merchandise was also designed and sold at the Global Rounds held in 2019.

Government response

On July 10, speaking with The Washington Post, Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said officials were aware of the event, and issued a warning saying: “[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces”, adding: “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets”.[7] A public information officer at Nellis Air Force Base told KNPR that “any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged”.[28] A viral Reddit post showed what it claimed to be an Air Force briefing on the Naruto run.[29]

Effect on businesses

Local

Business owners in Rachel, Nevada, a town of just 56 people just outside of the base, have made preparations for visitors who want to go to Area 51.[28][30] Connie West, co-owner of the Little A’Le’Inn restaurant and inn, has had all 13 rooms of the inn booked and plans to open up 30 acres for camping and might create merchandise for the event.[5][28][30] Las Vegas businessman George Harris is planning to hire bands to play at an annual festival called “The Swarm”.[28] Matty Roberts has also expressed interest in a music festival to be made outside Area 51.[17] Kosmic Kae, owner of the shop Aliens R Us in Boulder City, says that even though the shop is 170 miles away from Area 51, business has increased due to fascination regarding aliens.[31]

Nationwide

Other businesses around the nation have based products and services on this event. A collection of merchandise related to the event from online retailers was launched.[32] Bud Light plans to release a promotional alien-themed beer label and promised a free beer to “any alien that makes it out” as long as a tweet with the new design gets 51,000 retweets.[33][34][35][36] Fast food restaurant Arby’s has planned to deliver food with a special menu to the event.[37] The UFO Store has even released an entire promotional DVD package based upon the event.[38]


Area 51 Declassified: Documents Reveal Cold War ‘Hide-and-Seek’

Warning signs tell people to stay away from Area 51.

Warning signs tell people to stay away from Area 51.
(Image: © SipaPhoto | Shutterstock.com)

Newly declassified documents reveal more detail about past use of the mysterious Nevada test site known as Area 51 and the concern for maintaining secrecy about the work done at the facility.

The recently released papers, which date mostly from the early 1960s into the 1970s, spotlight the U.S. government’s desire for tight security at Area 51, also known as Groom Lake. The area was photographed with American reconnaissance assets to better assess what the Soviet Union’s spy satellites might be able to discern.

The documents also detail the debate over the possible release of a photograph “inadvertently” taken of the secret facility by NASA astronauts aboard the Skylab space station in 1974. [Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 7 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets]

More than 60 declassified documents in an Area 51 file were posted on the Internet by the National Security Archive late last month, compiled and edited by archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson. The archive is located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Those of you hoping for information about captured aliens and flying saucerswill be disappointed.

A number of documents focus on the quest to develop stealth capability in aircraft. Others report on another type of activity at Area 51 — the exploitation of covertly acquired Soviet MiG fighter jets.

American engineers assessed the design, performance and limitations of MiGs in an attempt to learn their vulnerabilities — knowledge that could come in handy during combat situations.

Spysat overflights

An April 1962 document sourced to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) outlines the rationale for photographing Area 51 by either a high-flying U-2 spy plane or a then-classified CORONA reconnaissance satellite. The idea was viewed as a means of seeing what the Soviet Union might learn from its own satellite images of the facility.

This would provide “a pretty fair idea of what deductions and conclusions could be made by the Soviets should Sputnik 13 have a reconnaissance capability,” explains the memorandum, which was marked “secret.” [Gallery: Declassified US Spy Satellite Photos & Designs]

Also part of the plan, the memo states, was having a U-2 image Area 51: “Without advising the photographic interpreters of what the target is, ask them to determine what type of activity is being conducted at the site photographed,” the memo states.

Skylab image

Skylab astronauts took this photograph as they approached the orbiting laboratory on the the third and final mission, known as Skylab 4, in November 1973.
(Image credit: NASA)

Also of interest is another document, dated April 11, 1974, from the deputy director of the NRO to the chairman of the director of central intelligence’s Committee on Imagery Requirements and Exploitation. This memorandum discusses what to do about a photograph taken by Skylab astronauts of Area 51, outlining the issues to be considered in deciding whether or not to release the photograph.

The two-page document, marked “Top Secret,” mentions a draft decision paper that focuses on the “relative merits of retaining [deleted in document] as a high-priority secret national security installation versus the merits of the NASA belief that there would be domestic and foreign problems created by withholding the photograph.”

The April 1974 memo also says that the Skylab photograph “in the public domain would almost certainly provide strong stimulus for media questioning and the potential near-term revelation of the missions of the installation.”

Unclassified platform

Photograph of the secret facility at Groom Lake taken by the Skylab 4 astronauts.
(Image credit: NASA)

A follow-up memorandum from April 19, 1974, marked “Confidential” for then-Director of Central Intelligence William Colby, explains that the recent Skylab mission “inadvertently photographed” Area 51, and that there were “specific instructions not to do this.”

The memo also reports that the Skylab photo is the subject of an interagency review and that Department of Defense officials believed it should be withheld from public release.

At the time, NASA — and, to a large extent, the State Department — took the position that the image should be released. It would be allowed to go into a repository in Sioux Falls, S.D., that contained satellite remote sensing data of the Earth’s land surface and “let nature take its course,” the memo states.

Complex issues

The CIA’s declassified map of Groom Lake/Area 51
(Image credit: National Security Archive)

The April 19 memo explains that there are some complicated precedents that should be reviewed before a final decision could be made about the Skylab image. For example, there was a question of whether anything photographed in the U.S. can be classified if the platform from which the image was taken, such as NASA’s Skylab, is unclassified.

In addition, the April 19 memo notes that there are some complex issues in the United Nations concerning U.S. policies about imagery from space. Further, the document raises the question of whether or not the photo would be leaked anyway, even if it were withheld.

The memo also carries handwritten responses by the CIA’s Colby.

Colby expressed some doubts about the need to protect the image, since the Soviet Union had it from their satellites anyway. He further asked, “If exposed, don’t we just say classified USAF [U.S. Air Force] work is done there?”

Hide and seek

Stealthy F-117 was tested at Area 51.
(Image credit: National Museum of the United States Air Force)

Dwayne Day, an American space historian, policy analyst and author, has previously written on Area 51, as well as the 1974 Skylab image flap.

It turns out that the Skylab shot of Area 51 was placed in NASA’s collection of Skylab photographs, Day said, but nobody had noticed. So, in the end, NASA won its argument with the intelligence community over the image, he said.

As for playing Cold War hide-and-seek at Area 51 with the Soviet Union, Day said the Soviets had spy satellitesand that they could certainly see the airfield.

“But, of course, the CIA knew the flight paths of Soviet satellites, and they would avoid having their aircraft in the open when satellites were overhead,” Day told SPACE.com. “The best form of concealment is a big hangar where you can park all your planes.”

Day said that there has been at least one report of an effort at Groom Lake to create a fake heat signature for orbiting satellites to see.

“I have my doubts about that,” Day said. “The timing is wrong — too early for anybody to expect the Soviet Union to be capable of that kind of infrared observation.”

Day said he’s also wondered about a photograph taken at Area 51 showing a line of A-12 OXCART spy planes, probably from 1964. OXCART was the label given to the CIA’s A-12 program, meant to come after the U-2 to perform reconnaissance flights over the Soviet Union.

“The Soviets did not always have reconnaissance satellites in orbit,” Day said, “so did the CIA line these planes up for a beauty shot when they knew that they were safe from observation? Or, did they simply not care?”

To dive into the Area 51 files, go to the National Security Archive’s website: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB443/

Leonard David has been reporting on the space industry for more than five decades. He is former director of research for the National Commission on Space and co-author of Buzz Aldrin’s new book, “Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration,” published by National Geographic. Follow us @SpacedotcomFacebook or Google+. Originally published on SPACE.com.

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Espionage and Anthrax

by Dr. William L. Pierce

LET’S TALK ABOUT the mass media again today. Specifically, let’s discuss the consequences of the Jewish control of the media, the sort of thing that Billy Graham and Richard Nixon saw taking America “down the drain” 30 years ago.

I raise this subject with every journalist who comes to my office for an interview. It’s clearly not something that they like to talk about, but I try to draw them out anyway. I’ve said this to you before, and I’ll say it again now: journalists are the most lemming-like people whom I have met. They’re not stupid, but they absolutely will not say anything Politically Incorrect, even when we’re off camera. They always toe the party line. They believe that they’re being quite candid with me when they say that Fox News is right wing compared to the other news channels and that perhaps that’s because Rupert Murdoch, who runs Fox, isn’t a Jew. They claim that these small differences in the way that the various media report the news prove that there’s plenty of diversity and freedom of expression in the media.

I respond to them by saying that any differences in bias between Fox News and CNN are pretty small, and that I can learn what the Jewish party line is on any particular issue as well by listening to Fox as I can by listening to CNN. Rupert Murdoch himself may not be a Jew, but his operation is staffed from top to bottom with Jews, and his programming is about as Jewish as that on the other channels. When I say that, they pretend that they don’t understand. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised that they won’t tell me anything, even in private, that would get them fired and blacklisted if their Jewish bosses found out about it.

Anyway, let’s start today with a couple of very recent examples of media bias. Perhaps you heard about the case that made a few headlines last week in Fort Worth, Texas, and was very briefly reported by other media around the country. That’s the case of the 25-year-old Black woman who, driving under the influence of drugs, hit a White pedestrian, 37-year-old Gregory Biggs, with her car on a Fort Worth street. The impact broke Biggs’s legs and threw his body up onto the hood of the Black woman’s car. His head and shoulders went through the windshield on the passenger side. He was cut by the windshield and because of his broken legs was unable to extricate himself, but otherwise he suffered no life-threatening injuries.

After hitting Biggs, the Black woman drove home with him stuck in her windshield and begging for help. She parked her car in her garage and closed the garage door so that neighbors could not hear Biggs’s cries for help. Then she went into her house, had sex with her boyfriend and took some more drugs. From time to time during the next three days, as Biggs slowly bled to death and went into shock, the Black woman went into her garage to watch him wriggling, half on the hood of her car and half stuck through the broken windshield, and listen to him begging for help. When Biggs finally died, the Black woman and a boyfriend pulled his body out of the windshield, put him in the trunk of the boyfriend’s car, and dumped his body in a vacant lot.

If you want to read more of the grisly details, you should be able to find them at the Web site of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. To me, the most important detail is that no news medium mentioned the race of either the killer or the victim. That information wasn’t even explicitly in the Star-Telegram, but fortunately photographs of the killer and her victim were. Now, you know what the party line is: race wasn’t mentioned because it’s irrelevant. One person killed another person in an especially gruesome and callous manner, and race had nothing to do with it. That’s the party line.

Now ask yourself this question: Suppose a White man had hit a Black woman with his car and then had driven home with her wriggling in his windshield and had watched her slowly die over the next three days while listening to her cries for help, taking time off occasionally to have sex with his girlfriend. After the Black woman was dead, the White man got a White friend to help him dump her corpse in a vacant lot. Do you believe that the media, in reporting the story after the White man’s eventual arrest, would think that the race of the killer and that of the victim were irrelevant? Hey, you know the answer. Every major media outlet in the country would be screaming about White racism and the callous indifference of Whites to the suffering of Blacks. You know it!

And here’s an update on a story about Jewish mega-swindlers we covered several weeks ago. This one came from New York two weeks ago. A bribery case involving New York City’s real-estate tax assessors was uncovered that cost New Yorkers more than a billion dollars. A number of people were arrested, including 13 out of the 38 tax assessors in Manhattan’s real-estate tax department. The interesting thing about this case, besides the fact that such a huge amount of money was stolen, is that everyone involved is a Jew: the real-estate owners, the assessors, and the go-betweens.

Here’s the way it worked. The Jewish owner of a piece of Manhattan real estate would receive his property-tax bill from the tax assessor’s office. That bill might be several million dollars on a large office building or hotel. The owner would take the bill to any one of several Jewish “tax consultants.” Three of these “consultants” arrested on February 25 were Albert Schussler, Joel Edelstein, and Alan Edelstein, all of whom formerly had worked for the city as assessors. The “consultant” would then visit the Jewish tax assessor who had made the assessment at his office. The “consultant” would give the assessor a bribe — perhaps $10,000 — and then the assessor would discover that he had made an “error” in the assessment. A new tax bill would be issued, perhaps a million dollars less than the original one. The “consultant” would then collect his consulting fee — perhaps $50,000 — from the property owner. The property owner would have a net saving of $950,000 in this transaction, and the city would have a net loss of $1 million.

Investigators estimate that the swindle has cost the city $160 million in the past four years alone — and the swindle has been going on since 1967. They got away with it for so long because everyone involved is a Jew, and they all were covering for each other. And I’ll bet you didn’t even hear about it.

Suppose that in Israel there lived a small but very cohesive Gentile minority — just 21/2 per cent of the Israeli population, and this small Gentile minority somehow managed to be involved in every major swindle in Israel, costing the Israeli people tens of millions of dollars — I guess I should say “tens of millions of shekels” — every year. Do you believe that the Israeli newspapers would fail to mention the Gentile character of all this swindling, just as the newspapers over here never — and I mean never — mention or draw any conclusions from the Jewishness of the biggest swindles in America?

Well, the most interesting current example of media bias in America is the thundering silence of the media in connection with the arrest and deportation during the past few months of approximately 200 Israelis engaged in espionage in this country. It was the largest espionage ring ever broken up in America. But there were no prosecutions and almost no media coverage. The Bush government simply hustled them back to Israel as quickly and quietly as possible, and most of the media kept quiet about it — most of the media in this country, that is. In Europe, much more was revealed. The big French newspaper Le Monde reported last week, in its March 5 edition:

A vast Israeli espionage network operating on American territory has been broken up.

Le Monde went on to report the details, citing a confidential U.S. government report that had been obtained by a French group specializing in such acquisitions and posted on the Internet at intelligenceonline.com. This confidential report was prepared for the Justice Department by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the FBI, and the Air Force, and the copy of the report used by Le Monde has been declared authentic by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The report details the suspicious activities of a number of young Israelis in the United States, some of them posing as art students and some as sidewalk vendors. They hung around outside sensitive government or military facilities and tried to strike up conversations with government employees. Some of them tried to talk their way past security guards and get into the facilities. Others actually showed up at the homes of government officials and tried to talk their way inside.

It was the Drug Enforcement Administration that first became suspicious of their activities, early last year, but when it became evident that something more serious was going on the FBI and other agencies also became involved in the investigation. Eventually 120 Israelis were arrested and questioned, and it looked as if a major spy scandal, surpassing that of the Jonathan Pollard case, was shaping up. The backgrounds of the arrested Israelis, most of them with military intelligence experience in Israel, just didn’t match their claim to be art students or trinket vendors. Six of the arrested Israelis were found with cell phones that had been purchased for them by a former Israeli vice consul in the United States.

Then came September 11, and suddenly the whole government stance on these arrested Israeli agents changed. Instead of being charged with espionage, they were deported back to Israel for visa violations. After September 11 the FBI arrested approximately 80 more of the Israeli agents, but like the others they were quietly deported rather than being prosecuted for espionage. And the media for the most part remained silent.

One U.S. newspaper that has broken the ban on news about the arrested Israelis is the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Last week, in its March 7 issue, the Sun-Sentinel pointed out that the concentration of deported Israeli “art students” had been especially heavy in precisely those areas where the September 11 hijackers had been living — and in some cases learning to fly, without bothering to learn how to take off or land. More than a third of the Israeli spies in the United States were operating in those communities in Florida where 10 of the 19 Arab hijackers had been living prior to September 11. At least five of the Israeli spies were in the community of Hollywood, Florida, where Mohammed Atta, who coordinated the hijacking operation, and four of his al-Qaeda associates had been living.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel was not alone in noting the proximity of the deported Israeli spies to the al-Qaeda members. Le Monde noted that this coincidence of proximity greatly strengthens the suspicion of European intelligence services that the Israelis were shadowing the al-Qaeda agents and knew ahead of time what was up. And of course, they kept their own government informed, but Israel did not share its knowledge with the U.S. government. Some “allies!”

Now, if you ask the FBI why it let all of these Israeli spies go, all you will get is the reply that no espionage charges were filed against them. The real question is why weren’t charges filed? You think maybe the FBI wasn’t convinced the Israelis were espionage agents? Listen to this: the Israelis posing as “art students” in south Florida were all affiliated with an outfit named “Universal Art,” which has an address listed in the town of Sunrise, Florida. Reporters from the Sun-Sentinel went to the address, and no one there had ever heard of Universal Art. The officers of Universal Art listed in Florida incorporation papers were two people with Israeli names, Yitzchak Shish and Chava Sagi. No one had ever heard of them either. Now, do you really believe that the FBI wasn’t convinced that the deported Israelis were working for the government of Israel as spies?

I don’t believe it. I am sure that the FBI knows that they were spies but received orders not to charge them. Why? I’ll tell you: If these Israeli spies had been charged with espionage and put on trial, what almost certainly would have come out of the trials is that Israel knew about September 11 ahead of time and deliberately withheld the information from us so that the attacks could be carried out as planned. The media would not have been able to keep the lid on that, and an enormous degree of resentment by the American people against Israel would have been the consequence. So the spies were turned loose and sent home in order not to damage the sympathy of the American public for our “gallant, little, democratic ally, Israel” and so as not to jeopardize the flow of money from the U.S. Treasury to Israel. What do you call that sort of behavior on the part of the Bush government — and on the part of the media bosses who have kept the whole business as quiet as possible? I call it treason.

Well, this matter of the Israeli spies is quite clear. Another matter, on which fewer facts are currently available to the public, is that of the anthrax-infected letters that were mailed in this country a few weeks ago. There’s a $21/2 million reward for information on the perpetrator, and the FBI has had thousands of agents on the case. Not only have there been no arrests, but there hasn’t been much news about the search recently.

It certainly is possible that eventually someone will be arrested, but I will not be surprised if no one ever is, and if the government and the media just let the whole matter of anthrax mailings quietly fade away. Why would they do that? Well, perhaps because an arrest would be extremely embarrassing to the media bosses and to the whole tribe to which they belong.

It wasn’t so long ago that the Jewish media were suggesting that the anthrax mailings probably were the work of right-wingers, of White supremacists, of neo-Nazis. I had reporters coming by my office and asking me questions about these accusations. And then there were headlines: “Pierce denies responsibility for anthrax mailings.” Really. I said at the time that I believed this was a deliberate stratagem on the part of the media to misdirect suspicion. Now I am sure of it.

If the FBI knows who made the anthrax mailings but has been ordered not to arrest him, I am sure that it will be for the same reason that the Israeli spies were not prosecuted. Of course, the FBI may not be able to keep this secret that well. The FBI’s hand may be forced, and it may have to arrest the perpetrator after all. Let us hope so. But with a government like we have now, nothing, no matter how treacherous or crooked, will surprise me.

I’ll repeat what I’ve just said: Over the past year, the FBI rounded up 200 Jewish espionage agents in this country. The FBI knew that they were engaged in espionage for the state of Israel. If the FBI had wound up its investigation of this Israeli espionage ring before September 11, then the arrested Jews might have been charged with espionage and prosecuted. Maybe. After September 11, however, the Bush government was under great pressure not to do anything that might embarrass Israel. In the first place, the government and the media were desperate to maintain their pretense that the September 11 attack was not a response to the U.S. government’s support of Israel: the attack came only because Osama bin Laden is “evil” and “hates our freedom,” and it had nothing at all to do with Israel.

Getting the lemmings to swallow that lie was hard enough. If it were publicly revealed that Israel knew about the attack in advance and deliberately kept the information from us so that the attack could go ahead, even the lemmings would be muttering darkly about Jews and their treachery. It was essential to the media Jews to keep that from happening, and the Bush government obediently went along with the coverup.

Now I have a strong suspicion that for exactly the same reason the FBI has held off on arresting the person who mailed the anthrax letters. I believe that the FBI knows who it is but has been ordered not to arrest him because it would be very embarrassing to the Jews — at least, don’t arrest him yet, not until the Bush government has finished bombing Israel’s enemies in the Middle East.

It’s not just that I’m a cynical, suspicious bastard. I remember what happened in 1967, for example, when Israel deliberately tried to sink our electronic intelligence ship, the USS Liberty, killing 34 American crewmen in the process, so that they could blame it on Egypt. The government of Lyndon Johnson and the Jewish media collaborated in a massive coverup in order to avoid embarrassing Israel. That’s what they’re doing now in the case of the Israeli espionage ring that had advance knowledge of September 11 — and also probably in the case of the anthrax letters. Circumstances beyond the control of the Jewish media and the Bush government may eventually force them to move against the anthrax mailer, however. We’ll see.

What’s interesting in connection with this business of the media always putting Israel’s interests ahead of America’s interests and forcing our corrupt and treasonous government to do the same is the public attitude taken by the Jews in this country. They never apologize or act the least bit guilty or embarrassed. They always act as if they were the injured parties. Their arrogance and deceitfulness are simply beyond comprehension for the average Gentile. I’ll give you just one example of that today by reading to you a few excerpts from a speech made last month by Abe Foxman, the national director of the country’s most powerful Jewish pressure group, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. This was a speech to his fellow Jewish insiders, and you can read the whole thing for yourself at the ADL’s Web site.

Foxman first said that he had hoped that the world would remember the special responsibility it has to the Jews because of the “Holocaust,” and then he said:

My greatest nightmare is that one day I would wake up and something terrible would happen in America and we, the Jewish people, Jews and Israel, will be blamed. It happened…. Today you can travel the Arab world, Asia, and Europe, and read in newspapers and hear on radio and TV the big hideous lie that has become a truth — that Jews bring about a situation in their interest in order to put the blame on somebody else. How classically anti-Semitic! Now ministers of Arab governments and even newspapers in Western Europe have bought into the big lie. It has become a fact, it is being taught in the schools, that perversion of recent and current history.

The reaction that they expect from the Gentiles — and it is the reaction they usually have gotten — is for the Gentiles to pull out their hankies and sniffle into them on behalf of the poor, innocent Jews, being blamed and persecuted once again through no fault of their own. Well, you can read for yourself all of Abe’s speech at his ADL Web site, and I know that many of you will be much more inclined to gag than to sniffle. And the one encouraging aspect of this whole, sordid situation is that more and more of the perceptive minority of our people around the world also are gagging instead of sniffling. Abe does indeed have reason to have nightmares, although it’s not quite the reason he wants us to think it is.

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Source: Free Speech magazine, April 2002


Ex-Mossad Officer Reveals How They Operate……


Grant Smith: A brief history of Israeli foreign agent, smuggling & spy cases.

Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club. Grant F. Smith is the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) in Washington, DC. He is the author of two unofficial histories of AIPAC–America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government and Foreign Agents: AIPAC from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal, as well as the books Divert, Spy Trade, Deadly Dogma, Visa Denied and editor of the book Neocon Middle East Policy.

Before joining IRmep, Smith was senior analyst and later program manager at Yankee Group Research, Inc. in Boston. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in International Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jeff Stein of The Washington Post designated Smith “a Washington D.C. author who has made a career out of writing critical books on Israeli spying and lobbying.” Nathan Guttman of The Jewish Daily Forward recognizes Smith as leading a public effort to “call attention of the authorities to AIPAC’s activity and demands public scrutiny of the group’s legal status.” John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago claims “Grant Smith’s new book is a major step forward in correcting that problem. He provides a fascinating–and disturbing–account of how I. L. Kenen laid the groundwork for AIPAC, the most powerful organization in the lobby.”


MUST WATCH!!! Undercover Footage Zionists DON’T Want You to See!

Disgusting Jew ADL Praises “Discord” App! Don’t Use This App!

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.@DiscordApp’s first transparency report is a meaningful step toward combating online hate & harassment through real transparency, which other platforms can learn from. We look forward to collaborating with them to further expand their efforts. More: https://www.adl.org/blog/adl-responds-to-discords-first-transparency-report 

ADL Responds to Discord’s First Transparency Report

Discord’s first transparency report is a meaningful step toward real tech platform transparency, which other platforms can learn from.

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I kept telling you guys about this app.

Seriously, I did.

Now the Jewish Anti-Defamation League is just outright telling you that it’s their favorite platform because of how hard they shill.

From the ADL site:

Social media platforms are the new public squares, and their impact on society—both for good and for ill—will only continue to grow. At the same time, the way social media companies operate—especially in terms of how they govern hateful, harassing and extreme content—is alarmingly opaque. Efforts toward public transparency by large social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube—while welcome—have been insufficient to date. For this reason, the first transparency report from the online chat platform Discord, released yesterday, is a welcome addition to these initiatives to make tech companies’ efforts at combating hate and harassment more transparent, though there are some not-insignificant shortcomings.

Discord’s transparency report is more granular than its predecessors from other companies, offering more details about content and behavior. For example, Discord’s report includes the number of times a user has flagged doxxing on their platform and the number of times they have taken action as a result of this. It also provides helpful descriptions of each of the types of reported content included in the report, which makes it easier for the reader to understand, instead of simply linking back to platform policies and expecting the reader to figure out what the citations mean.

This is nonsense.

The actual reason they are praising it is that this platform turns over private information to them willingly.

Note that they do not demand that Discord ban anyone in this review, even while huge numbers of right-wingers are operating on the platform.

They want people on there.

You should not be on there.

We know that Jews are obsessed with collecting information on people who dislike them, but we don’t really know what they do with it. This should concern you.

You should use DLive instead. That doesn’t make you install anything and all the chats are public so you don’t get to thinking you can privately share private information.


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Kahanism: the logical conclusion of Zionism

‘Everybody knows that Kahane was right’

Late anti-Arab rabbi, Meir Kahane [Wikipedia]

Meir Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi [Wikipedia]

 

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In Israel’s elections later this month, a hard-right bloc led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, looks likely to be the victor.

This bloc of legislators now looks likely to include the Kahanists of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party.

Rabbi Meir Kahane was a fanatically anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian racist. He openly advocated for all Palestinians to be expelled from historic Palestine – what he termed the “Land of Israel”, from the river to the sea.

His 1981 book was a direct and to-the-point screed advocating for the openly racist ethnic cleansing of Palestine. It was titled, “They Must Go”.

Michael Ben Ari, the leader of the Jewish Power party on 23 December 2010 [GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images]

Michael Ben Ari, the leader of the Jewish Power party on 23 December 2010 [GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images]

Kahane, like many Zionists, was so racist that he usually refused to use the word “Palestinian”, claiming they did not really exist and were simply “Arabs” who had come to the “Land of Israel” in latter times – a common Zionist myth.

“The Jews and Arabs of the Land of Israel ultimately cannot coexist,” he wrote. “There is only one path for us to take: the immediate transfer of Arabs from Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, to their own lands.”

He had founded the so-called Jewish Defence League in New York in 1968. This extreme Zionist group was violently racist against African-Americans and against Palestinians and other Arabs alike.

For years it engaged in a domestic terror campaign against civilian targets – mostly Palestinians, other Arabs and Soviets – but also sometimes against other Jewish and even Zionist targets, when it had internecine scores to settle.

READ: more on the Israeli elections 2019

The offices of renowned Palestinian intellectual Edward Said were targeted. The office of Palestinian-American civil rights activist Alex Odeh were pipe-bombed, resulting in Odeh’s murder.

The FBI’s prime suspects fled to Israel, where some are still harboured.

In 1971, Kahane left for Israel, where he founded the Kach party and began to contest elections.

Kahane stated that Kach was the Israeli affiliate of the JDL. The JDL was eventually deemed a terrorist organisation by the FBI and Kach was outlawed even by Israel.

Kahane finally entered the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in 1984. It was thought likely his party would win more seats in the 1988 election but it was prevented from running after being outlawed.

Kahane was assassinated in New York in 1990, but his political thought lives on today in many Israeli political parties. It is not only Otzma Yehudit, although they are bad enough.

Otzma Yehudit’s leaders are Michael Ben-Ari and Baruch Marzel.

Marzel is one of the West Bank’s most violently radical Israeli settlers. He lives in the Tel Rumeida settlement, in occupied Hebron, and has been involved in the foundation of many such Jews-only colonies, violently expelling Palestinians and colonising Palestinian land.

Marzel’s supporters have written that he was, for 25 years, “the right-hand man of Rabbi Meir Kahane”, joining Kach when he was young, and acting as its spokesperson for a decade.

He also “led the militant front lines in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank], to act with a firm and uncompromising hand against the Arab enemy,” a now-deleted “CV and highlights of public activities” once boasted.

Marzel has for decades held a celebration at the graveside of Baruch Goldstein – a notorious American follower of Kahane who massacred 29 Palestinian civilians in 1994 at Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque.

These are the Zionist extremists that Netanyahu looks now likely to usher into government.

READ: Why the outrage? ‘Jewish Power’ party is the new norm in Israeli politics

Netanyahu pushed for Otzma Yehudit to be integrated into a larger bloc of the far-right, making it far more likely they will enter his governing coalition.

Israel lobby groups in the US have uncharacteristically condemned Otzma Yehudit. The American Jewish Committee, for example stated that “the views of Otzma Yehudit are reprehensible. They do not reflect the core values that are the very foundation of the state of Israel.”

That last sentence is flatly untrue, however, considering the fact that the state of Israel was founded of the ethnic cleansing of more than 750,000 Palestinians from Palestine.

Reportedly, only open anti-Palestinian racist Morton Klein’s Zionist Organisation of America (ZOA) has backed Netanyahu on the issue of Otzma Yehudit.

READ: Remembering Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque massacre

According to liberal Israeli daily Haaretz, this is because the ZOA has a more intimate and direct financial relationship with hard-right American Zionist and billionaire anti-Palestinian donor Sheldon Adelson.

Although the ZOA’s statement – which is openly racist in itself – should not be taken wholly seriously, one has to concede that ZOA President Morton Klein has a point when he states that the condemnation by AIPAC, the ADL, the AJC and the rest of the Israel lobby is “hypocritical”.

This is much like the condemnation in March of Netanyahu for saying that Israel is not a state of all its citizens but for Jews only. In both cases, the outrage is not over the substance of Israeli racism, but over the fact that hard-right Israeli leaders are dropping the pretence and lie that Israel is not a racist state and that Zionism is not racism.

Those are difficult pretences to keep up when your politicians follow as their guru the man who advocated for Arabs that they must go.

One of the popular slogans of Israel settlers is “Today everybody knows that Kahane was right.”

There was no need for Netanyahu to un-ban the Kach party, because most of what Kahane advocated has been adopted wholesale by “mainstream” Israeli political parties.

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Monitor


Dr. Baruch Goldstein with Rabbi Meir Kahane – extremely rare!

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Zionism in America: Murderous Pedophilia Entrapment — The Nine Veils of Evil

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ROBERT STEELE: I just did a video interview for Dustin Nemos and in the course of that not only defined the original seven veils of the Jeffrey Epstein case, but added two more.  Here they are for general reference purposes. I feel particularly strongly about the last two because every aspect of this story is being covered up, but murder most foul, and media complicity in covering up crime, seem to epitomize all that is wrong with the USA today. I join with all Jews in rejecting Zionism and the dark methods used by the Mossad to bribe and blackmail not only national-level politicians, judges, and others, but state and local level influentials.

1st: Robert Maxwell, Zionist spy, produce Ghislaine Maxwell, Zionist spy

2nd: She appears to have been a madam for prostitutes, including children, in NYC

3rd: She probably profiled Chelsea & Ivanka for Mossad, to line up Zionist husbands to “capture” high profile daughers

4th: Les Wexner as financier of fake billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

5th: Mossad control of it all, upgrading from Maxwell’s prostitution ring

6th: CIA and FBI complicity from day one

7th: 49 other Mossad pedophilia entrapment operations, one in each state

8th: It’s not just pedophilia, it is also murderous pedophilia, blood drinking, and body part eating

9th: Media cover up of all of this is complicity in murder and human trafficking and satanic ritual abuse

Today’s Mostly Worthless Media Dribbles — Let’s NOT Mention Mossad!

Barron’s: Jeffrey Epstein’s Foundation Had Access to 40 Stock Offerings Underwritten by Morgan Stanley

Democracy Now: Serial Child Sex Abuser Jeffrey Epstein Found Unconscious in Jail Cell

Democracy Now: Report: Jeffrey Epstein Referred Young Women to Work for Charlie Rose

LA Magazine: Can Power Publicist Peggy Siegal Survive the Epstein Scandal?

New York Post: Jailed ‘killer cop’ questioned about Jeffrey Epstein’s injuries

Rolling Stone: Early Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Offers Chilling Details from Alleged 1997 Attack

Zero Hedge: Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ Pilots Subpoenaed In Sex-Trafficking Investigation

[Master Post http://tinyurl.com/Mossad-Epstein]


The Undisclosed Second Paradox in Michael Walzer’s The Paradox of Liberation

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Hitler and Zionism: Why the Haavara Agreement does not mean the Nazis were Zionists

Ken Livingstone’s comments came at a politically sensitive moment, but the historical error at their heart is all too familiar

The Haavara Agreement does not mean the Nazis were ever Zionists

The Haavara Agreement does not mean the Nazis were ever Zionists ( Hulton/Getty )

When the former London mayor Ken Livingstone said in an interviewthat Hitler was “supporting Zionism” before he “went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”, he was quickly suspended from the Labour Party, which was already in the throes of a painful row over anti-semitism. But while Livingstone’s tone-deaf comments came at a very politically sensitive moment, the historical error at their heart is all too familiar.

Claims that Hitler was a Zionist, or supported Zionism, before his anti-Jewish policies turned into murder and extermination flare up at regular intervals. They usually cite the controversial Haavara Agreement(Transfer Agreement) of August 1933 as the most potent evidence of a wilful cooperation between Hitler and the Zionist movement. When viewed in a certain way, this deal does superficially seem to show that Hitler’s government endorsed Zionism – but just because it was a mechanism to help German Jews relocate to Palestine it does not imply it was “Zionist”.

The Haavara Agreement was the only formal contract signed between Nazi Germany and a Zionist organisation. The signatories were the Reich Ministry of Economics, the Zionistische Vereinigung für Deutschland (Zionist Federation of Germany) and the Anglo-Palestine Bank (then under the directive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine).

Under the agreement Jewish emigrants had to hand over their possessions before they left Germany, and the proceeds were used by a company specifically set up for this purpose in Tel Aviv to purchase German goods for sale in Palestine. The proceeds of these sales were then paid in Palestinian currency to the emigrants in Palestine.

The agreement was immediately criticised from all sides. The Zionist Federation was accused of collaboration with the Nazis, and the Nazi authorities were criticised by fellow Nazis for helping Jews when their official policy was to “solve the Jewish question”. Still, at this point in time, both sides no doubt saw potential benefits for themselves in such an agreement.

For the Zionist Federation, it was a way to save Jews from the claws of an increasingly hostile regime and attract them to Palestine, while for the Nazi state signing an international agreement was further proof of its legitimacy, broke the Jewish movement of boycotting German goods, and helped the recovery of German exports at a time when the German economy was still in the depth of depression.

Twisted road

The Haavara Agreement does not mean the Nazis were ever Zionists. Instead, it is testament to the fact that Nazi policy towards the Jews was not clear-cut from the beginning, but evolved greatly over the years. The only constants were a fanatical hatred of Jews, the insistence that the Jews were the root cause of all of Germany’s problems, and that the “Jewish question” must be “solved” once and for all.

Claims that Hitler was a Zionist flare up at regular intervals (Hulton/Getty)

While this implicitly always suggested murder and extermination, it took time until it became clear how this extermination could be effectively executed and until the Nazi authorities felt that such a radical “final solution” could be pushed through. In the meantime, the Nazis tried various means of “ridding” Germany of its Jewish population – including “encouraging” Jews to emigrate, forced relocation, and outright evictions – while at the same time pauperising them and confiscating their possessions.

The Haavara Agreement is the first example of a Nazi programme of organised Jewish relocation. Other and more radical examples include the mass expulsion of Polish and stateless Jews from Germany to Poland in October 1938, and the so-called Madagascar Plan, the attempt to relocate the Jewish population to the island of Madagascar, then a French colony. The latter plan became unfeasible when Germany was unable to defeat Great Britain in 1940.

John Mann MP call Ken Livingstone MP a ‘Nazi apologist’

But it is crucial to remember that at the same time as these and other forced relocation plans were discussed, Jews were being increasingly marginalised and disenfranchised in Nazi Germany. They were expelled from German civil service and from the professions, their shops and businesses were boycotted and their German citizenship was taken away. Step by step, they were excluded from German political, economic, legal, social and cultural life.

And in the aftermath of the “night of broken glass” pogrom of November 9 1938, widely known as Kristallnacht, more and more Jews were deported to concentration camps.

Distorted history

These policies do not in any way resemble Zionism. However critical one might be of Zionist policies in action, Zionism was a movement based on the right of self-determination. It originated as a national liberation movement, both mirroring the aims and aspirations of other national movements in 19th-century Europe and responding to the surge of anti-semitism in the newly established European nation-states.

The Nazis’ plans for “concentrating” Jews in specific territories, be they Palestine or Madagascar, had nothing whatsoever to do with self-determination. These were expressions of the complete opposite: the use of force to strip Jews of all their rights, property and dignity.

As was proved by the establishment of the General Government in central Poland in October 1939, the Nazis were not in the least concerned that the territories where they intended to “concentrate” Jews were in a position to help their populations sustain themselves. They were looking for dumping grounds for Jews and other “undesirables”. These people were at best treated as ‘assets’ to exploit or, later, a stock of slave labour, and at worst simply expected to die of disease and starvation.

Any claim that Nazis and Zionists ever shared a common goal is not only cynical and disingenuous, but a distortion of clearly established historical fact.


How Zionism uses racial myths to deny Palestinians the right to return home

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Palestinians protest near the Gaza-Israel fence on 12 April

Proponents of settler-colonialism argue that Palestinian natives of Palestine are foreigners in their own land

Like all settler-colonial ideologies, Zionism has always been obsessed with race. Having emerged at the height of European colonialism and race science, it sought to learn from both.

Zionists understood that making racial claims was foundational and essential for their colonial project, a realisation that still informs Israeli colonial and racial policy today.

European racialism

In the late 18th century European philologists invented the category “Semitic” to describe the languages of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Horn of Africa – Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and Amharic, among others – to distinguish them from Indo-European “Aryan” languages.

Since then European Christians began to consider European Jews, who did not speak Hebrew, as “Semites”, based on the religious Jewish and Christian claims that European Jews were the descendants of the ancient Palestinian Hebrews.

What is remarkable, however, is that no one suggested then – or now – that European Christians were also the descendants of the ancient Palestinian Christians!

When antisemitism emerged as a political ideology, it latched onto the Semitic linguistic category that encompassed Jews, and antisemites converted this into a racial category. In 1879, German Wilhelm Marr, who popularised the term “antisemitism”, insisted that the hostility of antisemites to Jews was not based on their religion, but on their “race”.

Historical research has established for many decades that European Christians and Jews were native European converts to the two Palestinian religions of Christianity and Judaism, and not descendants of their ancient adherents, anymore than today’s Indonesian or Chinese or Bosnian Muslims are descendants of the ancient Arab Muslims of the Arabian peninsula.

But given the force of European racialism and its deeply racist culture then and now, the belief in the foreignness of Jews persisted. It is a belief that the Zionist movement espoused.

Racial purity

Zionism accepted the claim of a Jewish “race” separate from the race of gentiles, and proceeded to justify its colonial project based on this. Just as Europeans understood their “superior” race as the justification for their colonialism, Zionism, as a new member of the colonial club, used similar arguments to colonise the land of the Palestinians.

To further Zionism’s racial claims, Zionist Jewish scholars established in Berlin in 1902 the Association of Jewish Statistics to study, among other matters, the causes of the racial “degeneration” of European Jews. The very notion of racial “degeneration” had been invented a decade earlier by the second-most important Zionist leader at the time after Theodor Herzl: Max Nordau, whose 1892 book Degeneration popularised the term.

Max Bodenheimer, Theodor Herzl, Max Nordau and David Wolffsohn zionists

Max Bodenheimer, Theodor Herzl, Max Nordau and David Wolffsohn

Zionist scholars focused on the concept of the Jewish race, the centrality of Jewish demography to the survival of the race, the physical health of European Jews, the rate of intermarriage with non-Jews, the Jewish birth rate, and rates of Jewish conversions to Christianity.

They diagnosed the situation of European Jews as one of “degeneration”, allegedly caused by their residence in the “diaspora.” The task for Zionism was to “regenerate” them by creating a settler-colonial state for European Jews in Palestine.

To Zionists, the decline in Jewish births signalled “degeneration”.

Some of their scholars were most concerned with the racial purity of Jews, arguing that the Enlightenment threatened this through mixed marriages, which introduced impure blood into the race – although they acknowledged that children of these marriages often remained outside Jewish communities, helping to preserve the racial purity of Jewish communities.

Newcomers to Palestine

In contrast, diasporic social conditions and antisemitism were viewed as the social causes of Jewish mental and physical “degeneration” – which, unlike racial degeneration, could be reversed through Jewish colonisation of Palestine, which Zionism was undertaking on their behalf.

Now that they had affirmed Jews were a race, Zionists needed to prove they were direct descendants of ancient Hebrews, as there seemed to be other contenders for this claim – namely, the Palestinians who had inhabited the land since time immemorial. Like neighbouring Egyptians, Syrians and Iraqis, Palestinians are said to have mixed with peninsular Arabs after the peninsular Arab conquest of the region in the seventh century.

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Palestinians pray at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on 5 June, 2019

Zionists do not claim that today’s Egyptians, Syrians and Iraqis are pure descendants of the invading Arabs, rather than indigenous peoples who mixed with them. Yet, Zionists, like Netanyahu, insist fantastically that all Palestinians are newcomers to Palestine from the Arabian peninsula.

While modern Egyptians non-controversially claim ancient Egyptians as their ancestors, and modern Iraqis claim the Babylonians and the Sumerians, the threat came from Palestinians, who would claim that ancient Hebrews alongside Canaanaites, Philistines and all other ancient inhabitants of Palestine as their ancestors.

The irony, however, was that even the founders of modern Israel, David Ben-Gurion and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, insisted in a 1918 book that Palestinian peasants – then the majority of the Palestinian population – were the descendants of ancient Hebrews.

The Palestinian peasants, the authors argued, had held on to their Hebrew ancestors’ traditions, most obviously through maintaining the same names for their villages, and that “in their veins, without a doubt, flows much Jewish blood – from the Jewish peasants who in the days of the persecutions and terrible oppression had renounced their tradition and their people in order to maintain their attachment and loyalty to the land of the Jews.”

Dangerous precedent

That the leaders of the Zionist movement would recognise Palestinians as the ancient inhabitants of the land, whose majority converted from Judaism and other local faiths to Christianity and later to Islam, was a dangerous precedent that had to be erased from the memory of official Zionism and Israel. And so it was.

This background terrifies Zionist ideologues and imperils their racialist claims. Here, the advances in genetic science in the last few decades and the baseless claims of many of its commercial practitioners have been a gift for Zionist racialism.

While the ongoing charlatan search for the “Jewish gene” has become the Holy Grail of race and racist scientists, especially Zionist ones, some in Israel have found immediate, practical uses to increase the number of Jews worldwide, and therefore increase the number of those that Zionism claims have a colonial claim to Palestinian land.

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American Jewish immigrants arrive at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, as part of an aliyah from North America, on July 19, 2016.

Two years ago, a group of Israeli Jewish experts on genetics and Jewish religious law claimed that the so-called “Jewish gene” could help to prove “Jewishness” in line with Jewish religious law“, eliminating the need for the arduous process of conversion to Judaism by those whose Jewishness could not be ascertained by rabbis.

In line with this bogus race science, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently jumped on the findings of geneticists and archaeologists who uncovered the skeletons of ancient Philistines, whose genetic markers they attributed to southern Europe. This was taken as proof by Zionist racialists that modern Palestinians are not linked to the ancient inhabitants of Palestine, and therefore have no claim to their own homeland.

Right of return

Zionism’s arguments are two-pronged: that European converts to Judaism and their descendants who were away for 2,000 years have the “right” to return to their ancient homeland and drive out the inhabitants of the land; and that the Palestinian natives of Palestine are foreigners to their own lands.

Unlike Jews, who can maintain a “right of return” after two millennia of domicile in Europe to an Asian land from which they did not originate, Palestinians, whom Israel expelled in 1948 and after, are denied the right to return to their actual lands after a mere seven decades of expulsion.

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A young Palestinian looks at a poster listing the villages that demonstrators at the Great March of Return plan to return to once the Palestinian right of return is honored, March 30, 2018.

What makes this Israeli racist argument acceptable to most white Americans and Europeans is the very racism that has anchored it since the 19th century. We are still steeped in race science and colonial justifications, as we were back in the late 19th century.

The irony is that liberal and conservative supporters of Zionism and Israel among Europeans and Americans, Jews and gentiles alike – who claim to oppose racism and colonialism – find nothing unpalatable in Zionism’s insistent and continuing commitment to both.

Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of many books and academic and journalistic articles. His books include Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan, Desiring Arabs, The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinians, and most recently Islam in Liberalism. His books and articles have been translated to a dozen languages.


A Palestinian boy weeps during the funeral of Hani Wahdan, killed during “clashes by Jews”

Till Debt Do Us Part: How and Why Russia is Dumping US Treasury Bonds

A man enters the US Treasury Department building on Pennsylvania Avenue on January 24, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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Ever since Russia dropped out of the list of the 30 largest holders of US bonds in May 2018, it has been moving towards a gradual reduction of its investment in them.

According to newly released data by the US Department of Treasury, Russia slashed investments in US government debt by $1.2 billion to $10.848 billion in June 2019.

While it remains unclear who is buying its Treasury holdings, Moscow, once a top investor, has been steadily dumping US bonds for months now amid efforts to boost its gold reserves.

US Treasury bonds: risk-free investing?

US Treasury Securities, marketable, fixed-interest government debt issued by the US Treasury Department, are used to finance a country’s public debt.

Treasuries, which technically include bills, notes, and bonds, are all backed by “the full faith and credit of the US government”, and can all be purchased either directly from the department or via a broker. The major difference among the three varieties is the time investors need to wait to pay the principal: for instance, Treasury bills mature in one year or less; Treasury notes are issued with maturities from two to ten years, while bonds are long-term investments that have maturities of 10 to 30 years from their issue date.

Trading allows the US government to receive additional funds to finance government spending in the event of a large budget deficit – $119.7 billion in July 2019. The total US budget deficit for the 2018 fiscal year amounted to $779 billion – the largest figure in six years, as multiple media outlets noted, and this year it is expected to exceed $1 trillion.

Investors, in turn, ensure the safety of reserve funds. The yield on US securities is relatively low, but since the United States is one of the world’s largest economies, this allows it to count on a guaranteed refund under any conditions.

How many bonds did Russia sell?

Russian investments in US bonds peaked in 2010 – at the time they exceeded $170 billion, but have since significantly plummeted as the government moved to diversify its international reserves. At the beginning of 2018, they dropped below $100 billion – to $96.9 billion, while in April investments decreased to $48.7 billion, and in May were cut to $14.9 billion. As of June, Russia’s US Treasury holdings amount to $10.85 billion – the lowest figure since the spring of 2007.

Why do countries invest in US public debt?

Public debt, normally in the form of bonds, is often deemed a low-risk investment, whether countries are purchasing government bonds or those issued by a company. One of the biggest pros of bonds is that it’s typically a very safe investment, while the biggest downside is a somewhat low yield.

As per usual, the top five major holders of US Treasury bonds in June are led by Japan with investments worth $1.122 trillion and China with $1.112 trillion, even though Beijing dumped bonds earlier this year against the backdrop of a trade war with Washington, having reduced its holdings from $1.171 trillion in June 2018.

The UK, which invested $341.1 billion in American securities, holds third place, while Brazil and Ireland close the top-five list with $311.7 billion and $262.1 billion, respectively.

Why is Russia getting rid of its US bond holdings?

Russia has been buying large amounts of gold as it continues to sell off US Treasury bonds in a move that’s motivated by a decision to diversify international reserves, Head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said. She has, likewise, explained that these actions mitigate external economic and political risks for Moscow, including sanctions or a potential asset freeze by the US authorities.

Any alternatives?

Russia is steadily increasing its gold reserves, from $60.2 billion at the beginning of 2017 to $101.9 billion in July 2019 amid a clear de-dollarisation drive. In light of its efforts, Bloomberg made an assumption last week that Russian gold and foreign exchange reserves could exceed the reserves of Saudi Arabia for the first time in eight years, which would allow Moscow to occupy fourth place in international rankings. Meanwhile, government bonds in euros and the Japanese yen remain an option as well.


Americans drowning in debt, unable to save

New numbers paint a troubling picture of middle-income Americans’ financial preparedness. 78 percent of households in the US live paycheck to paycheck and 40 percent don’t have enough money to cover emergency bills. There is also a growing problem of overspending and ballooning household credit card debt. RT America’s John Huddy joins News.Views.Hughes with the details.


Anna Von Reitz: Video 4 Minutes to Donald Trump on National Credit and Debt — UPDATE 4 Michael Kearns 2 Pages on US Still “Owned” by UK

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DOC (1 Page):  Anna von Reitz on National Credit

THEY used The United States of America [Unincorporated], as the Credit Account in their Double Accrual Accounting System adopted in 1946.  We got all the assets and credit accumulation, while they kept the debt as a control mechanism.

The two sides of the ledger were never reconciled, with the result that we got richer and richer and had the full benefit of all accruals and interest undisturbed, while they did nothing but gather debt, debt, and more debt.

This is anti-intuitive until you realize the aims of the Vermin.

First, the Popes and the British Monarchs, had to demonstrate their stewardship of our assets.  What better than to keep our assets locked up and earning interest?

Second, by keeping our credit and assets pooled they could form a gigantic investment fund they controlled. This allowed commodity and resource rigging on a vast scale, culminating in the establishment of the Exchange Stabilization Fund, which allowed them to control currency supplies and values worldwide.

Third, they established so-called “Private Placement Trading Platforms” – this allowed them to invest our assets by “blocking accounts” for specific periods of time and leveraging the assets in those accounts via pre-determined contracts based on fractional reserve banking conventions.  This allowed them to profit 5-10X the asset value, without actually moving or risking the original underlying assets.

Fourth, the runaway accrual of debt on the USA, Inc. and UNITED STATES, INC. side of the ledger let the politicians Poor Mouth for increased taxes. “The National Debt” also justified paying more and more to the “government” and the widespread belief that we were deep in debt then made bankruptcy of the government corporations seem reasonable, if not inevitable.

And what was this all leading up to?

The Secondary Creditors –we are the Priority Creditors– were counting on us not claiming our assets.

When the bankruptcy of the “United States of America, Inc.” settled in 1999, the World Bank (one of the original perpetrators) stepped forward and claimed approximately $387 billion worth of American gold confiscated by FDR as “unclaimed” property.

All the schemers counted on pulling the same schtick on a much vaster scale now– and got caught.

Donald Trump needs to work with us and the Historic Trust Association we have formed including the D’Avila Trust.  We have the proof, the standing, and the assets.  He has the personnel.

We need ten Forensic Auditors, a dozen Treasury Agents and a hundred Marines.

We each hold separate keys to the same lock.  Let’s boot it up and get going.

UPDATE 1:

THE LONG INTERVIEW, with Tip of the Hat to Victurus Libertas:

UPDATE 2:

From Robert Steele to Wayne Jett, an economist and author of The Fruits of Graft. Visit him at http://classicalcapital.com/, his answering remarks published with permission.

Wayne,

We might have done this already, as I recall you said there is no documentation to support this. Am having another go. More people are surfacing who claim that their family trusts were stolen and treated as “abandoned assets” and I just think there three major crimes going on right under our nose:

  • Monetizing children
  • Monetizing the elderly (drug them, make them wards of the state, steal their estates
  • Outright theft of assets with complicity of the courts and audit firms

Interested in anything you can teach me on the fly. Here is what was posted today [this post].

Robert

Robert, I’ll make a few comments to begin, and we’ll see whether it brings us closer to understanding what you are seeking.

To the three major crimes you list, I would add: monetizing learning.

  • Quality education in private schools, beginning in kindergarten, is at a cost so high today that even upper middle class, high income couples are stripped of much or all of their accumulated life earnings by the time their children are educated for productive work.

Now, moving to the Anna von Reitz commentary, I do not think her reasoning is sound in certain of her premises. Yes, I agree that the US dollar is a promissory note. But she appears to understand the dollar as issued by the government and, therefore, as government debt. I’ve made the point previously that the dollar is the Fed’s promissory note; thus, everyone using the dollar (as they are required to do by “legal tender” laws) is exchanging productive efforts for the Fed’s promise to deliver equal value at some later time. Yet the Fed simultaneously is making each dollar worth less and less on a daily basis, so that ultimately the Fed will be issuing mountains of worthless paper promises which, all will agree at the time, are worthless. It is a substantially different circumstance that the Fed (a privately owned corporation) is the debtor – not the federal government. The USG has borrowed many of those Fed notes in order to buy goods and services, and has paid many of those notes back to the Fed just for the privilege of borrowing them.

Now we get to the point AvR makes (also erroneous) that the national debt is “owed to ourselves” and, therefore, can be forgiven simply by a good will meeting of minds producing no harm, no foul. Consider that the national debt is represented by Treasury bills and bonds. Many pension plans, insurance companies, businesses and individuals have bought such federal securities as the “safest, most reliable” investment possible. Defaulting on government bonds would destroy not just China’s national treasury but all of these private and public American and other investors as well, each of whom invested real productive effort in earning the dollars (Fed notes) into buying those USG securities. Default produces lots of real pain; not at all the easy outcome AvR
describes.

I hope that is a start. Let me hear from you when convenient, as I think about it further.

Wayne

UPDATE 3:

A very page for monitoring and understanding Q Anon posts is here.  Below is just one recent extract:

Yes, I’ve seen that Q post and fully agree. But the ultimate scam is that every “dollar” is ultimately a Fed promissory note that will not be paid – and we have never known how many dollars the Fed is issuing to its owners out the back door, and being used to buy real assets and services in enormous quantities. The Fed gives its owners a free call upon every asset and talent in the world. W

UPDATE 4:

Michael Kearns, a PhD (all but dissertation) and a long-standing professional intelligence officer with both US and Australian credentials, has sent in the below.  We had NO IDEA:

In reality what happened in the Definitive Treaty of Peace, 1783, (8 stat 80) is, the United States of America became an agent of the Crown of Great Britain for two reasons; to provide “essential governmental duties” to the “free, sovereign and independent” “people of the United States;” and to provide
administrative democratic control (mob rule) over the “inhabitants of the United States” for collecting taxes and forwarding the same to the Crown of Great Britain.

PDF (2 Pages): EXTREMELY DANGEROUS POLITICAL INFORMATION

There is something here.  We are not sure what. This needs Presidential attention (which it may already have) and a greater public discussion.

China’s participation in US mission in Persian Gulf ‘wishful thinking’: Paper

Sat Aug 17, 2019 07:06AM
This handout picture released by the US Navy on June 14, 2019 shows the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) transiting in the Gulf of Oman. (Photo by AFP)
This handout picture released by the US Navy on June 14, 2019 shows the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) transiting in the Gulf of Oman. (Photo by AFP)

A state-run Chinese newspaper says it is “wishful thinking” to expect that Beijing will join a US-led naval mission purportedly aimed at protecting shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf.

The Global Times reported that the US bid to form a coalition of escorting vessels through the Strait of Hormuz is actually part of Washington’s strategy “to comprehensively crack down” on Iran.

However, only “a handful of countries” have responded to the US propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic, the paper added.

Some Americans wish China would participate in the mission in a bid to mitigate tensions between the two sides, but such an expectation is very unlikely to happen as it would endanger the interests of both Beijing and Tehran, according to the report.

“This is obviously wishful thinking. Iran is a comprehensive strategic partner of China and China is dedicated to safeguarding peace and stability in the Persian Gulf. Such a coalition would only damage Iran’s interests and thus China’s,” it said.

It further highlighted China’s close cooperation with Iran in fighting pirates and its attempts to maintain regional stability and security.

China has sent naval fleets on escort missions to the Gulf of Aden as well as waters off Somalia and established a support base in Djibouti for the People’s Liberation Army ships, the report said.

“There should be a maritime coalition, but definitely not one led by the US or one meant to serve US strategies. The coalition should actually safeguard the interests of Persian Gulf countries and their legitimate trading partners,” it pointed out.

The Global Times report also complained about “Washington’s arrogance and reckless moves” which have caused turmoil in the Persian Gulf.

The United States has been trying to persuade its allies into joining a coalition with the declared aim of providing “security” for merchant shipping in the Strait of Hormuz through which about a fifth of all oil consumed globally passes.

Only Israel and the UK have welcomed the call, which has not been well received among Washington’s other allies.

The US is trying to project its campaign as a bid to secure the Persian Gulf, but “the Europeans argue that Washington created the problem in the first place by trying to kill off Iran’s oil exports”, the New York Times wrote this month.

Last week, Japanese government sources said that the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was also reluctant to participate in the coalition amid concerns about possible damage to Tokyo-Tehran friendly ties.

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Washington claims Tehran has played a role in two mysterious attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in May and June, which Iran has categorically rejected.

At the time of the attacks, Iran warned that they were “false flag” operations as part of  “Iranophobic campaign” being waged by Washington and its allies.

“The US and its regional allies must stop warmongering and put an end to mischievous plots as well as false flag operations in the region,” the Iranian mission to the UN said in a statement.



Sat Aug 17, 2019 06:13AM [Updated: Sat Aug 17, 2019 06:14AM ]
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (second from left) standing with (from left) New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi and Federated States of Micronesia's President David W. Panuelo before the Leaders Retreat at the Pacific Islands Forum in Funafuti, Tuvalu on Aug 15, 2019. (File photo)
Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (second from left) standing with (from left) New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi and Federated States of Micronesia’s President David W. Panuelo before the Leaders Retreat at the Pacific Islands Forum in Funafuti, Tuvalu on Aug 15, 2019. (File photo)

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama blasted his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison as “very insulting”, saying China offers a more welcoming brand of diplomacy following a tense Pacific summit.

Mr Bainimarama accused Mr Morrison of heavy-handed tactics after the Pacific Island Forum wrapped up in Tuvalu Thursday (Aug 15) with pro-coal Canberra sharply at odds with island nations facing the existential threat of climate change.

“The prime minister (Morrison) was very insulting, very condescending, not good for the relationship,” Mr Bainimarama told the Guardian late Friday.

The group had hoped to issue a compelling global call to action from nations on the front-line of climate change ahead of UN talks in New York next month.

But after 12 hours of negotiations that descended into tears and shouting, the summit communique fell well short of expectations with language watered down at the insistence of the Australian PM, island leaders said.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison arriving for the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. (Photo by AFP)

Mr Morrison pledged A$500 million (S$470 million) in aid to Pacific Island nations to invest in renewable energy and climate change resilience, part of a strategy to counter China’s rising influence in the region.

But leaders of the other 17 nations in the Pacific Island Forum have called on Canberra to do more to cut emissions and curb Australia’s lucrative coal industry.

“(Morrison) at one stage, because he was apparently (backed) into a corner by the leaders, came up with how much money Australia have been giving to the Pacific,” Mr Bainimarama said. “Very insulting.”

The Fijian leader added there was “no competition” in the region between Australia and China, but commended Beijing’s approach to diplomacy.

“They don’t go down and tell the world that we’ve given this much money to the Pacific islands. They don’t do that. They’re good people, definitely better than Morrison, I can tell you that,” he said.

Mr Morrison, who concedes climate change is real but insists it can be managed in a way that does not hurt the economy, has denied a rift between Pacific leaders.

“We showed up, we’re stepping up, and it’s getting on,” he said following the negotiations that dragged into the early hours of Friday morning.

Meanwhile, Australia’s deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has caused a stir after being caught on camera saying Pacific nations would weather climate change thanks to Australian aid and a program that allows islanders to work in seasonally in Australia.

“They’ll continue to survive because many of their workers come here and pick our fruit grown with hard Australian enterprise and endeavor and we welcome them and we always will,” he said in a video published by the Guardian.

Source: AFP


NZ Mosque Leader Blames Mossad for Christchurch Attack at Anti-Hate Rally, Infuriating Jews

This past Saturday an group called ‘Love Aotearoa Hate Racism’ organized a rally in Auckland’s Aotea Square for the victims of the Christchurch “terror” attack. However, things did not go as planned as one of the speakers “went off the reservation” and blamed jewish supremacists instead of hating on White people like everyone else.

One of the speakers, Ahmed Bhamji, chairman of the Mt Roskill Masjid E Umar, spoke his mind about who he thinks was behind the attacks, blaming “Mossad” and “Zionist business.”

I really want to say one thing today. Do you think this guy was alone… I want to ask you – where did he get the funding from?” he can be heard saying in video footage. I stand here and I say I have a very very strong suspicion that there’s some group behind him and I am not afraid to say I feel Mossad is behind this.”

Someone in the crowd agreed with Ahmed Bhamji, and could be heard shouting:

It’s the truth. Israel is behind this. That’s right!”

John-Paul Pagano@johnpaulpagano

New Zealand mosque chairman: “I am not afraid to say I feel Mossad is behind [the mass murder of Muslims in Christchurch]”

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Some of the people in attendance were apparently not as pleased, taking to social media to voice their concerns.

disappointed by some of the hate rhetoric.’


The speaker talking about Mossad conspiracy theories already left me speechless.”


Mentioning Mossad was deeply, deeply disappointing. And pretty racist.”

New Zealand Jewish Council spokesperson Juliet Moses told Newshub, “These conspiracy theories are dangerous lies. They put the Jewish community at risk, at a time of heightened security concerns.”

Conspiracy theories – particularly the idea that Jews (whether through the Jewish state or otherwise) are a malevolent controlling force in the world – are at the very core of anti-Semitism.”

Joe Carolan, the organizer of the rally, told Newshub he does not agree with the views of Bhamji, but he was criticized by Moses for not publicly standing up to his “hate”.

“It is unfortunate that they did not appear to put its anti-racism message into practice, by challenging or condemning the racism in their midst. We must call out hateful dehumanising language, whatever the source, target and circumstances, and even when it is not politically expedient to do so.”

Bhamji was not apologetic about what he said.

I made a statement, a lot of other people made statements… Mossad is up to all these things. When I talk about Mossad, why should the Jews be upset about it? Give me an answer?”

The “gunman” did visit Israel on a visa in 2016, the shooting seemed reminiscent of the Baruch Goldstein massacre in Hebron, and a Mossad spyring was uncovered in Christchurch after the earthquake of 2011, so I could definitely see where Bhamji is coming from. I concur that this was indeed the work of the Mossad, though I do not think anyone was killed.

US unseals warrant to seize Iranian ‘Grace 1’ tanker released in Gibraltar

US unseals warrant to seize Iranian 'Grace 1' tanker released in Gibraltar
The US has ordered the seizure of newly freed Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1,’ charging the ship with illegally using the US financial system to sell oil to Syria to support the IRGC after Gibraltar released the vessel.

The Justice Department has unsealed a warrant ordering the seizure and forfeiture of the Iranian tanker, all of the oil it is carrying, as well as $995,000. It claims that the Iranians illegally used the US banking system to finance the shipment of oil to Syria to support the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which the US designated a terrorist group earlier this year as Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran was ramped up.

Liz Sly

@LizSly

A U.S. court has issued a warrant for the seizure of Grace 1, the tanker carrying Iranian oil that was detained by Britain in Gibraltar & released today. It hasn’t left Gibraltar waters yet. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/unsealed-warrant-and-forfeiture-complaint-seek-seizure-oil-tanker-grace-1-unlawful-use-us 

Unsealed Warrant and Forfeiture Complaint Seek Seizure of Oil Tanker

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Accusing the ship of violations of bank fraud and money laundering laws, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and terrorism statutes, the US complaint alleges “multiple parties affiliated with the IRGC” used voyages like that of ‘Grace 1’ to support illegal activities. It claims that “a network of front companies” laundered millions of dollars through these shipments.

ALSO ON RT.COMUS slaps crew of Iranian supertanker with visa ban after it set sail from GibraltarGibraltar released the Iranian tanker after claiming to receive a written assurance from her captain that the vessel was not bound for Syria as the UK Royal Marines who seized it last month had alleged, though Iran has denied providing such an assurance. Despite multiple formal US requests and attempts to hold up the departure in court – which Iran’s ambassador to the UK called “desperate, last-minute efforts” – ‘Grace 1’ was finally permitted to leave the UK territory.

The ship has been renamed ‘Adrian Darya’ and fitted with an Iranian flag for its onward journey at its owner’s request, according to Iranian state media. Meanwhile, the US has warned of “serious consequences” for its crew – though those consequences appear to be limited to barring them from travel to the US.

Gibraltar lifted the detention order for the vessel on Thursday, affirming in a statement that there are “no longer any reasonable grounds for the continued legal detention of the ‘Grace 1’ in order to ensure compliance with the EU Sanctions Regulation.”


Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:00AM [Updated: Sat Aug 17, 2019 02:40AM ]
File photo shows an Iranian cancer patient.
File photo shows an Iranian cancer patient.

The patient cancers in Iran are losing their lives as a result of US economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic, an Iranian pharmacology professor says.

In a Foreign Policy article, Dr. Abbas Kebriaee Zadeh, professor of toxicology and pharmacology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, wrote that US sanctions against Iran indirectly hamper the flow of vital medicines for cancer patients in the Islamic Republic.

The article reveals that while Washington claims its harsh sanctions against Iran would not target the flow of medicine and other humanitarian necessities into Iran, banking sanctions are in fact increasing import prices, blocking supply chains, and creating deadly drug shortages in the country.

Citing the US Census Bureau, Kebriaee Zadeh adds that under the administration of US President Donald Trump during the last two years, the US’ annul exports of pharmaceutical products to Iran declined to an average of $8.6 million a year compared to $26 million annually during the Barack Obama-era sanctions.

Washington under Trump has also made it more difficult for European countries to export medicine to the Islamic Republic, Kebriaee Zadeh wrote.

“Swiss pharmaceutical exports to Iran fell 30 percent from 235 million Swiss francs ($240 million) in 2017 to 163 million francs ($167 million) last year, according to Swiss customs data. Even though sanctions were only fully reimposed in November 2018, Swiss exports that year fell below the 173 million francs ($178 million) annual average observed from 2008 to 2015,” he said.

The report, citing figures from the Eurostat, added that in a similar manner, French pharmaceutical exports to Iran also fell 25 percent from 194 million euros ($218 million) in the Obama-era period to 146 million euros ($164 million) in 2018, slipping below the 2008 to 2015 average of 150 million euros ($168 million).

The author of the report expressed particular concern over the risk to pediatric cancer patients, warning that sanctions-caused disruptions in the imports of medicines into Iran have paved the way for opportunists to begin “smuggling counterfeit and low-quality medicines into Iran through routes from Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.”

Kebriaee Zadeh further warned that this could lead to not only low-quality drugs, but also new public health risks.

Javad Zarif

@JZarif

Don’t take it just from me: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/08/14/u-s-sanctions-are-killing-cancer-patients-in-iran/  illustrates one impact of the Trump administration’s on Iranians; from those directly involved in producing medicine for cancer patients.

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On Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cited the report in a tweet, saying, “Don’t take it just from me.” This report “illustrates one impact of the Trump administration’s Economic Terrorism on Iranians; from those directly involved in producing medicine for cancer patients.”

Tensions have been running high between Tehran and Washington since last year, when Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and unleashed the “toughest ever” sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

The European parties to the nuclear deal have since been trying to convince Iran to remain in the pact by promising to shield its economic interests from US sanctions. However, they have largely failed to fulfill their promise.


Fri Aug 16, 2019 02:25PM [Updated: Fri Aug 16, 2019 06:14PM ]

The Iran-operated Grace 1 supertanker needs repairs, which may delay the vessel’s departure after Gibraltar’s Supreme Court confirmed the release of the vessel, according to a lawyer representing the ship’s captain.

Richard Wilkinson, which also represents a number of the ship’s other previously detained crew members, made the announcement while speaking to the Associated Press on Friday.

Wilkinson said that the tanker had been due for repairs in Gibraltar before its seizure but the ordeal had hindered the replacement of certain parts.

The lawyer added that the tanker was currently unfit for an immediate long voyage, casting doubt about the possibility of a speedy departure.

The remarks come as live reports on Friday showed the vessel had begun shifting its position, with more smoke rising from the vessel’s chimney than in previous days.

The vessel’s anchor, however, had reportedly not been hoisted.

On Thursday, Gibraltar’s Supreme Court ruled to release the tanker despite Washington’s last-minute request to seize the vessel earlier in the day.

Following the court’s verdict, Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo said the vessel is “able to leave as soon as she organizes the logistics necessary in order to sail a ship of that size wherever it’s going next.”

Deputy Head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Jalil Eslami said on Friday that the vessel was preparing to set sail.

No further details about the timing of the anticipated departure have been released.

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister has, nonetheless, said the US bid to seize the tanker could still “go back to the court,” signifying that the release of Grace 1 may be hampered under US pressure.

Gibraltar, which is under British rule, claimed to have seized the tanker last month on alleged suspicion that the vessel was carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of the European Union’s unilateral sanctions on the Arab country.

Consisting of an irregular imposition of EU regulations on a non-EU member state, the measure was vehemently condemned by Tehran as being an act of “maritime piracy” done at the request of Washington.


Iran’s president: U.S., Israel are root causes of all problems in Middle East