People who live in glass houses

As a Catholic, I am accustomed to Catholic bashing. If you can't stand a little Catholic bashing, you might as well not be a Catholic. It comes with the territory. None of which is to get into the myriad reasons for Catholic bashing, many of which are legitimate. But, you know, when people bash the Catholic Church--and Catholics do it all the time--I don't usually take it personally. But one cannot help notice that Catholic bashing is quite popular. One wrong move and....WHACK!

Jewish leaders condemn Pope over Holocaust bishop

Leading members of Britain's Jewish community have joined in condemnation of the Pope's decision to lift the excommunication on a bishop who denies the Holocaust at the same time as the nation commemorates the six million Jews murdered in the Nazi death camps.

Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday, in the middle of the Jewish Sabbath, lifted the excommunications on four bishops of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, including the English Old Wykehamist Bishop Richard Williamson.

In an interview broadcast on Swedish television last week, Bishop Williamson said: "There were no gas chambers." He also stated that he did not believe six million had died, and the number was between 200,000 and 300,000. In the past, he has endorsed the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

The lifting of the excommunications could not have come at a more sensitive time for British Jewry, already facing an unprecedented increase in anti-Semitic attacks as a result of Israel's action in Gaza.

Look at the Pope, making decisions affecting Catholic bishops in the middle of the Jewish Sabbath???? What was he thinking????? This is a sensitive time for British Jewry, coming on the heals of Israel's vicious attacks on the Palestinians. And shouldn't the Pope be thinking about British Jewry at all times? Clearly, the Pope has No Business conducting Catholic business at a sensitive time for British Jewry. Actually, it's pretty much always a sensitive time for somebody somewhere, so why don't we just skip any and all decisions that might upset some people someplace at any time ever. That makes more sense.

Dr Ed Kessler, of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Christian Relations at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, said: "In the 20 odd years that I have been teaching Jewish-Christian relations I never thought I would witness a time when in the name of Christian unity, a German-bred Pope would bring back into the fold a Holocaust-denier. It is absolutely astonishing. While it is an internal decision for the Roman Catholic Church it has huge consequences, not just in terms of relations with Jews but also other faiths and ecumenical relations. It is a very very sad day for Catholic-Jewish relations." [filling many tissues]

Dr Kessler said he doubted the Pope's planned trip to Israel would now go ahead but warned that if it did, it would be dogged by huge controversy.

He said: "It is not enough to say that it is a technicality that these people are being brought back into the fold. This is not just a problem for the Jews, it is a problem most of all for the Catholics." Traditional Catholics however continued to celebrate the lifting of the excommunications, timed to coincide with the end of the annual Week for Christian Unity.

How does Dr. Kessler presume to speak for the Catholics? That's just amazing. He's not even Catholic. After that all happened, the "scandal" escalated when the Chief Rabbinate broke Vatican ties.

Chief Rabbinate Director-General Oded Weiner wrote in a letter to Vatican officials that because of Pope Benedict's decision to reinstate Britain's Bishop Richard Williamson "without a public apology and recanting, it will be difficult to continue the dialogue," The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

Weiner addressed the letter to Cardinal Walter Casper, chairman of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, saying he had canceled a meeting scheduled for March in Rome, the newspaper reported.

Apparently, the Pope's decision to reinstate Bishop Williamsom without forcing him to publicly apologize and recant his positions effectively suspends relations with the Jews. I guess this is like the old "one drop" theory of racial purity, except in this case, even one Catholic Bishop believing something distasteful to the Jews poisons the whole relationship. Of course, the Pope quickly caved under this public pressure, and expressed solidarity with the Jews.

In his weekly audience with the public on Wednesday, Benedict said he “renewed with love” his “full and indisputable solidarity” with Jews, whom he called “our brothers of the first covenant.”

He added that he had repeatedly visited Auschwitz, the location of the “brutal massacre of millions of Jews, innocent victims of blind racial and religious hatred,” and said that the Holocaust “should be a warning for everyone against forgetting, denying or diminishing its significance.”

But tensions remained, a day after Israel’s highest religious body sent a letter to the Vatican asking to postpone an annual bilateral meeting and voicing “sorrow and pain” at the pope’s decision to welcome the bishop back into the fold.


The Israeli ambassador to the Vatican, Mordechay Lewy, said he welcomed the pope’s remarks about the Holocaust and called them “instrumental in shaping the parameters of the existing and future relations between Jews and Catholics.”
Makes you wonder about those parameters. Well, while we're putting people under the microscope for their beliefs, how's about we ask some Rabbis to explain the Talmud? I mean, there's a few bits in there that call for some public apologies and recanting. (Go get your box of tissues...I'll wait...)
A place of Christian worship is called (1) Beth Tilfah, a house of vanity and foolishness, in place of Beth Tefilah, a house of prayer; (2) Beth Abhodha Zarah, a House of Idolatry; (3) Beth Hatturapi Schel Letsim, a house of Evil Laughter.

Chalises used in the Sacrifice of the mass are spoken of as vessels in which filth is offered up to the idol. Moses Kozzensis, in Hilkoth Abhodah Zarah (10b) says:
"A Jew who buys Chalises of the Goi, which are broken and thrown away, it is not permitted to sell them again to them, because their priest of Baal will use them in the worship of the idol."

The Talmud calls the books of the Christians Minim - heretical books - Siphre Debeth Abidan - Books of the House of Perdition. The Talmud in particular speaks of the books of the Gospels. Thus in Schabbath (116a) Toseph:

"Rabbi Meir calls heretical books Aaven Gilaion (volumes of iniquity) because the call them Gospels."

And Rabbi Jochanan calls these books Aavon Gilaion, evil books. The Schulchan Arukh, Crakow edition, gives this name as Aven Niktabh al Haggilaion - iniquity written in a book.

Buxtorf says: "In the Arukh there is a note Scheker Niktabh al Gilaion, which means, a lie written in a book."

All the Talmudists agree that the books of the Christians should be destroyed. They differ only as to what should be done with the names of God contained in them. In Schabbath (116a) it says:

"The Glossaries of our own books and the books of the heretics are not to be saved from the flames, if they should catch fire on the Sabbath day. Rabbi Jose, however, says: 'On festival days the divine names should be torn out of the books of the Christians and hidden away; what remains must be given to the flames.' But Rabbi Tarphon says: 'In order that I may be remembered by my children, if those books should ever fall into my hands I would burn them together with the divine names contained therein. For if one is chased by an assassin, or by a serpent, it would be better to take refuge in a pagan temple than in one of theirs; because the Christians knowingly resist the truth, whereas the pagans do so unknowingly."

Christian prayers are called, not Tefillah, but Tiflah. They change the point and insert Iod, which makes it read to mean sin, foolishness and transgression.
Christian festivals, especially Sunday, are called Ion Ed - day of destruction, perdition, misfortune or calamity. They are also simply called Iom Notsri - Christian Days. The word Ed rightly interpreted means misfortune or calamity, as appears from the Gemarah and the Glossaries of Maimonides in Abhodah Zarah (2a):

"The word Edehem means the festivals of the Christians, since it is written (in Deuter. XXXII, 35): the day of their calamity."

Maimonides also says in Abhodah Zarah (78c):

"The words Edehem means the foolishness of their festivlas. It is the name for their despicable feast days which do not merit the name of Moedim, for they are really vain and evil."

Baretenora also writes:

"The word Edehem is the name for their ignominious festivals and solemnities."
The marginal notes of Tosephtoth also give this name to Christian festivals. Thus in Abhodah Zarah (6a):

"The Day of Evil, that is the Christian Day, is forbidden to us as well as all their other feast days."

Some Christian festivals are mentioned by name, such as the feast of Christmas and Easter. Moses Mikkozzi, referring to the above text of Abhodah Zarah , says:

"Rabbi Sammuel declares, in the name of Solomon Iarchi, that in particular the festivals of Christmas and Easter, which are their principal evil days and the foundation of their religion, are forbidden to us."

Maimonides, in hilkoth Akum (ch. IX) has the same:

"Sammuel repeats the words of Rabbi Sal. Iarchi which forbid us particularly to celebrate the feasts of Christmas and Easter, which are celebrated on account of him who was hanged."

Furthermore, indications of the impiety of the Jews are to be found in the names which they give to these Christian festivals: For in place of using Tav in the word Nithal, they often write Tet and call it Nital for the Latin word Natalis, the Feast of the Nativity. They make it appear as if this word were from the root Natal which connotes extermination or destruction. Likewise they refuse to use the word Paschal (Pesach) for the Christian feast of Easter. The substitute Koph for Phe and insert the letter iod and call it Ketsach or Kesach. Both pronunciations have an evil meaning. Ketsach is from the root Katsah, meaning to amputate or cut off from, and Kesach is from the root Kesa, meaning to wood or a gallows. This is done because the feast of Easter is celebrated by Christians in memory of Christ - the one who was hanged - who was put to death and who rose again from the dead.
Oh sad sad day. This is actually just a small sample of disturbing things in the Talmud. If you're a Christian, are your feelings hurt knowing that your religion and everything about it is considered evil in the Talmud? Or is this "just a technicality?" I'm just curious how many Rabbis believe these vicious things about the Christian faith, and Christians, and do they teach these hateful things to their followers? And if so, shouldn't this information also be dragged through every newspaper as scandalous? And shouldn't these Rabbis be forced to publicly apologize and renounce such hateful teachings? Or is all this religious scrutiny just a one way street?


"The equation has changed."

The equation has changed, sayeth Israel. You people had better watch out. Now they're taking the gloves off.
Meanwhile, in a bid to regain her plummeting popularity ahead of the elections, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told a gathering of the New York-based World Jewish Congress in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday that Israel would no longer show restraint against Palestinian attacks from the Gaza Strip.

"Israel is going to act according to a new equation. We are not going to show restraint anymore," Livni said. "We need to change the rules of the game until they learn that the rules have changed and the equation has changed."
All that WP, targeting civilians, shooting people waving white flags, collective punishment, preventing humanitarian aid, rounding people up and bombing them inside their houses, killing over 1,300 people, 90% of them civilians....that was Israel showing "restraint." But an Israeli soldier was killed on Tuesday, so all bets are off now.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak called an urgent meeting of top defense officials after the bombing. "This is a serious attack, and we will respond, but there is no point in elaborating," Barak said.

...Amos Gilad, head of the Defense Ministry's Diplomatic-Security Bureau, said Israel's response would not be limited to closing the crossings into Gaza. "The response will not be the way it used to be," Gilad said in a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. "The equation has changed."
The Israelis are angry, angry people. If you really want to understand why, you must read this whole thing, because he nails it.

What it all boils down to, after all the fancy talk and theories, is that the reason this attack took place is because the great experiment in Jewish self-rule in the Middle East is failing. By virtue of the corruption, blackmail and bribery that must take place in lieu of Yahweh’s Old Testament miracles in keeping this sickly stillborn known as the Jewish state alive, the fact is that Yahweh is not living up to his promises. The stories in the Old Testament that revel in the Israelites’ defeat of the various peoples living there are over and done with in a few sentences. The Israelites invade, kill everyone and everything, collect the spoils, burn the cities and with no losses.

Now however, 60 years later, it is still dragging on with no signs of letting up. All those promises by their god to “drive out” the various peoples living there has not happened. The assurance that “Every place you set your foot will be yours“ has turned out to be one giant goose egg.…The plan to make their territory extend “from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River to the Mediterranean Sea” is so much like that infamous “Special report” Geraldo Rivera did years ago when he opened Al Capone’s secret vault, only to find nothing. The “No one will be able to stand against you and I, the LORD your God will put terror and dread of you on the whole land, wherever you go” is not materializing…

On the contrary, the Palestinians and other “Ishmaelites” in the area are not giving up. The “terror” and “dread” Yahweh is supposed to be sowing in their hearts and minds is not there, save for a few corrupt leaders who fear losing their multi-million dollar paychecks courtesy of Uncle Sam. The people themselves–be they Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad or whatever–do not fear the Jews as the Jews dream. The spell that the god of Israel is supposed to cast over Israel’s foes has no power. The harder the Arabs are hit… the more miserable their lives are made, the stronger their resolve to survive and as a result the Jews are getting batty. Every rock-throwing child or bottlerocket-launching member of Hamas is a living testimony to the fact that the god of the Jews is a fantasy, a mirage and a tin god with no real power outside of his ability to destroy their humanity. Whereas the “Christian” world cowers in fear merely at the prospect of being called names by the Jews, Palestinian Muslim children stare down Israeli tanks KNOWING they will be blown to bits and have no fear in their hearts, and again, in effect making a liar out of Yahweh and his promises of “putting terror” into the hearts of Israel’s enemies.

The equation has changed. The spell of the chosen people has worn off for some of us humans. Well, not for everybody. (From the comments here.)
Israel, ignore the rest of the world !Vote for the one best able to defend you and keep you alive !We in the west,[speak for yourself] will happily sacrifice you [a Freudian slip???] to keep the wolf from our door. At least the Lord God of Israel still stands with the apple of his eye ! [And you know this because???...]
MEANWHILE, al-KI-duh is regrouping. They have to carry out some attacks or they will lose credibility with their funding agencies, man. You know, the "agency" (wink wink).
“These people will carry out painful attacks. They have announced that they will and they must carry them out or they will lose credibility with their funding agencies. They might carry out assassinations against foreigners and key security officials as well as oil installations,” said Mr al Bahri, who was imprisoned after the USS Cole attack in Aden in 2000 and was released after renouncing violence.
Well, actually, Netanyahu says that the "Islamic" "terrorists" will go straight for the Christian world's jugular: Jesus' burial site.
Netanyahu, who claims he had predicted [helped plan] an Islamic extremists attack on the World Trade Center six years before the actual attack, said terrorists will target Church of the Holy Sepulchre also known as the Church of the Resurrection - Christianity's holiest site.

The church located in Jerusalem (al-Quds) -- which according to the New Testament is the site of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus -- attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims every year and is considered a spiritual focal point.

"Radical Islam is willing [at least the ones on our payroll] and [we] will want [them] to attack the symbolic heart of the Christian religion," said the former Israeli prime minister. [Because you Christians and Muslims must kill each other off now. We will help you get started. xo-bibi.]

"This will incur a chain reaction [You know, like nuclear fusion?] we can't even envision. [Well, we can, but that would ruin the fun. So we can't.] We will witness an escalation of religious conflict above and beyond the regional conflict we have now," Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying. [Rubbing his hands together maniacally...]

The Right-wing Likud leader said he had warned in a 1995 book -- six years before the September 11 attacks -- that "Islamist terrorists" would detonate a nuclear device in the World Trade Centre in New York. [And miraculously, it happened. That Bibi, he is such a star.]
Back to The Ugly Truth and a choice quote from Ariel Sharon, who to this day remains on life support for some inscrutable reason, despite being brain dead since 1/4/06.
“Tell me, do the baddies of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don’t suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble, let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a wild country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go crazy, that we might go wild and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East, or that we might start World War Three just like that…”
Because they're terrified. Because "the equation has changed." Because Israel is built of spit and toilet paper instead of justice, and it has finally started to rain.

No, I do not hear the fat lady singing.

If Netanyahu wins the 2/10 Israeli elections, as seems likely, we can expect him to aggressively push forward the current (psychopathic) Israeli strategy of putting Iran in the crosshairs while systematically murdering the Palestinians and stealing more and more of their land. Now the question is: Will that work?

A very good interview here with a "former" CIA operative, Robert Baer, indicates that an attack on Iran is not possible.
IPS: Is the possibility of a limited attack on Iran's nuclear facilities by Israel also out of question? Especially given what we learned in a recent New York Times article that last year, Israeli leaders asked President Bush to carry out such an attack, though the president did not accept.

RB: Totally out of the question. Even Bush understood this. The New York Times is right when it says that Bush vetoed an Israeli attack, simply because there is a balance of power in the Middle East between the U.S. and Iran, and it's a fairly even balance of power. I mean not in terms of aircraft tanks or submarines, but in a monopoly of violence, there is equality.
Lord Stirling has outlined with bitter clarity the meaning of a War on Iran, and you can read all about that here if you wish. You are forewarned. It appears, at least, that our US military commanders have 'seen the light.' But that does not mean Israel won't do something totally stupid, for as we can all surmise, the Israelis have gone off the rails. As a matter of fact, Kuwait and some other unnamed countries in the Middle East, Asia and Europe have ordered large supplies of potassium iodide (ie: nukepills). So it's not like we're out of the woods.

But there's a new twist (new to me anyway). Netanyahu and the Clintons don't get along, going way back to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which so happened to be under Netanyahu's Likud government. Here's the full text of a story from September, 1998 in The New Federalist: What Was the Mossad Role in the Lewinski Affair? by Edward Spannaus, captured at WhatReallyHappened:
According to a little-noticed passage in the Starr Report, during March 1997, President Clinton told Monica Lewinsky that he suspected a foreign embassy was tapping his telephone conversations.

Nothing more is said in the report about the incident, but according to information received by this news service, that reference could provide the key to the entire Lewinsky scandal and to the setting-up and entrapment of the President. Reportedly, the embassy involved was that of Israel, under the control of the right-wing Likud government of Benjamin Netanyahu.

First, the time-frame of the Lewinsky affair should be taken into account. It is bounded by two events: (1) the assassination of President Clinton's partner in the Middle East peace process, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin, on Nov. 4, 1995, which opens the path for Netanyahu becoming Prime Minister in May 1996; and (2) Netanyahu's visit to Washington in mid-January 1998--just as the Lewinsky affair was breaking in the U.S. news media. On this visit, Netanyahu publicly insulted the President by meeting with Bill Clinton's worst enemies, televangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.

Netanyahu carried out this affront over the objections of both President Clinton and moderate Jewish leaders in the United States.

The question must be asked: Was the set-up of President Clinton part of the effort by the Likud fanatics in Israel, and their "Temple Mount" backers in London, to punish the President for his efforts to force through an implementation of the 1993 Oslo peace accords?

The Real Lewinsky Tapes British investigative journalist Kevin Dowling has released an article for publication to a variety of British and American news organizations, charging that the Israeli Mossad was bugging the Watergate apartment telephone of Monica Lewinsky, and was able to obtain material used to blackmail the Clinton administration into shutting down a probe of widespread Israeli espionage in Washington.

Dowling reports that well-placed sources in Tel Aviv say that full transcripts of more than 30 sexually explicit conversations between Clinton and Lewinsky are held by the Israeli foreign intelligence service, the Mossad.

The backdrop is as follows, Dowling reports, and it is backed up by published sources in the U.S., that the U.S. government was aware, from late 1995 on, that the Mossad was carrying out extensive espionage activity in the United States. When the Defense Investigative Service issued a warning to defense contractors about the Israeli spy program, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith went into an all-out mobilization to denounce the DIS memo as "anti-Semitic." Of course, just one year earlier, the ADL had been the subject of a lengthy espionage probe by the FBI and the San Francisco Police; and the ADL had earlier been deeply implicated in the Jonathan Pollard spy affair.

In May of 1997, the Washington Post and other media reported that the U.S. National Security Agency had intercepted a phone conversation between a Mossad officer posted at the Israeli embassy in Washington, and Danny Yaton, the Mossad chief, in Tel Aviv, during January 1997. The Mossad agent was seeking clarification whether he should attempt to obtain a copy of private letter from then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher to Yassir Arafat, via a Mossad mole high-up in the Clinton administration codenamed "Mega." [allegedly Rahm Emanual - ed.] The Mossad boss told the agent that under no circumstances should "Mega" be approached, as he/she was the top Israeli penetration agent inside the Clinton inner circle. An extensive FBI counterintelligence probe to determine the identity of the high-level Israeli mole in the U.S. government was triggered by the NSA intercept.

Comparisons to the Pollard spy affair were naturally raised; the deeper issue is that many observers believe that Pollard's controller (sometimes referred to as "Mr.. X," or the "X Committee") is still burrowed deep in a high-level position in a U.S. government agency.

According to the Tel Aviv sources cited by Dowling, there was an emergency meeting of top Israeli intelligence officials, as soon as the NSA intercept was discovered; a Mossad electronic-bugging team of yalohim was dispatched to Washington, and one of the targets of their operation was the home telephone of Monica Lewinsky.

According to the Dowling sources, the Mossad obtained wiretap tapes of at least 30 X-rated conversations between the President and Lewinsky. These tapes, according to the sources, were hand-carried back to Tel Aviv, and were then used to blackmail the Clinton administration into calling off the search for "Mega"; the threat was that if the search for "Mega" were not shut down, the Israelis would begin leaking material from the tapes.

According to Michael Isikoff, the reporter who first started investigating the Lewinsky story, he first learned about a story involving the President and "an intern" in March-April of 1997.

The Dowling story is consistent with many leads assembled by this news service over the past several years, suggesting that the Israelis were operating against the Clinton Presidency in underhanded ways, as well as in an overt policy was, to sabotage the Middle East peace process.

It should not be overlooked that the appellate attorney for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was Theodore Olson--Kenneth Starr's long-time colleague and close friend, and host of the "Get Clinton" salon. Olson was still Pollard's lawyer as late as 1993, when Olson was already launching the anti-Clinton "Arkansas Project" with the American Spectator magazine and Richard Mellon Scaife's money--out of which operation came the Whitewater investigation and the Paula Jones case.

On 9/14/98, during a White House press conference, a reporter asked Mike McCurry , "Is it true that the White House is bugged by a foreign country?"

McCurry said he had no comment on that and moved on to other things.

It is known that Bill Clinton ordered the FBI to stop searching for a White House mole code-named "Mega".The prevailing story is that Clinton was being blackmailed by a recording of Bill having phone sex with Monica Lewinsky. It's now known that the Israeli owned companies providing billing and tapping sevices were well positioned to intercept any and all phone calls going into Monica's Watergate apartment, as well as all phone calls in and out of the secure White House communications system.

So all this brouhaha took place because Israel, under Netanyahu, wanted to sabotage the peace process, the same as today. And very strangely, it looks like we will have another confrontation coming up with many of the same players in a matter of weeks. Do Hillary and Bill, currently under extreme duress due to the financial corruption being exposed and liable to throw Bush Sr. et. al. under the bus to save their own skins, despise Netanyahu for setting them up? If that's true, the upcoming clash between Israel and the Obama Administration could have a very high popcorn factor. Hillary Clinton, in particular, would have ample motivation to go for Bibi's jugular. And should her courage fail her for some reason, the unraveling financial corruption scandal dangles the threat of jail over her head.

I must be imagining all of this. It's just too wild to contemplate how these planets are lining up. We are potentially looking at some of the most treacherous people in the world being pitted against each other.


Israeli professor "assures" us that Israel will take the whole world down with it

The BBC is ruing the day it caved into Israeli pressure on the Gaza aid appeal. If you haven't, scroll through the stories at WhatReallyHappened to get a feel for how much flack the BBC is getting. They have gone so far as to threaten to fire journalists who go off the reservation, and 'widespread disgust' has taken over the BBC newsrooms.

The world is paying attention to Israel's behavior, and the world doesn't like it. Unofficially, the Gaza offensive has backfired spectacularly on Israel. The psychopathic personality, having no conscience, cannot imagine how normal people will react to the carnage he envisaged, the means he used to justify his end. So Israel remains frustrated that the world does not understand why it "had" to do these things. But of course, most of the world are not psychopaths, so there you have the disconnect. Of course, officially it's still all Hamas' fault.
A person without imagination, like Barak (his election slogan: "Not a Nice Guy, but a Leader") cannot imagine how decent people around the world react to actions like the killing of whole extended families, the destruction of houses over the heads of their inhabitants, the rows of boys and girls in white shrouds ready for burial, the reports about people bleeding to death over days because ambulances are not allowed to reach them, the killing of doctors and medics on their way to save lives, the killing of UN drivers bringing in food. The pictures of the hospitals, with the dead, the dying and the injured lying together on the floor for lack of space, have shocked the world. No argument has any force next to an image of a wounded little girl lying on the floor, twisting with pain and crying out: "Mama! Mama!"
In general, Israel consistently overestimates how much non-Jews care about Israel. Jewish people comprise 0.0025% of the world's population, so why does everything have to revolve around Israel? At what point does the world tell Israel to sit down and STFU? Do we wait for Israel to attack Iran, or a European capital, and start WW III? Because they are likely to do such a thing. Here's an Israeli professor bragging last Friday that Israel could destroy every European capital to avenge the holocaust! You know, all this time I thought the Holocaust (TM) has already been paid for. Why does it still need to be avenged? What is up with these threats against Europe?

“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets of our air force.”

Creveld, a professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, pointed out that “collective deportation” was Israel’s only meaningful strategy towards the Palestinian people.

“The Palestinians should all be deported. The people who strive for this (the Israeli government) are waiting only for the right man and the right time. Two years ago, only 7 or 8 per cent of Israelis were of the opinion that this would be the best solution, two months ago it was 33 per cent, and now, according to a Gallup poll, the figure is 44 percent.”

...Asked if he was worried about Israel becoming a rogue state if it carried out a genocidal deportation against Palestinians, Creveld quoted former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan who said “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”

Creveld argued that Israel wouldn’t care much about becoming a rogue state.

“Our armed forces are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that this will happen before Israel goes under.”

OK then. Thanks for being honest. Greg Bacon has more here.

Not to mention that Bibi just gave an interview to the WSJ in which he said, more or less, that when it comes to Iran, the ends justify the means.

While you ponder that, don't miss the mysterious Blackjack slideshow on Telegraph UK.

And don't miss Christopher Story's latest installment on the financial corruption hitting Mach speed, and Tom Heneghan's version of the same, and ask yourself, just WTF is going on? And at what point does this stop? Before it's too late, or after? Isn't it already too late for so many people? Haven't we already seen enough? Who needs to see more? Why is that? Aren't these beautiful Palestinian babies dead enough, or do we need to see dead Iranian and American and European babies before we do something about Israel? Why?

Photo credit: Pak Alert Press


Smoking gun leads to mushroom cloud of iniquity

We have the smoking gun from Russell Tice, and the mushroom cloud of iniquity begins to blossom on the horizon. I hope that Americans finally realize how they have been raked over the coals by traitorous people.

Let us begin with the Fourth Amendment.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Thanks to the atmosphere of fear and hysteria, the War of Terror, conjured up by the false flag attacks on 9/11, an attack executed with the deep involvement of Israeli Mossad and corrupt elements of our own intelligence agencies, and for the ultimate benefit of Israel, by dragging the United States into wars of choice against Muslim countries, which have drained our blood and treasure, and with grave and unforgivable injustice have destroyed the lives of millions of people who did us no harm, causing untold suffering and legitimate grievances against us that will reverberate for generations to come....that is how and why we lost the Fourth Amendment. You were never supposed to know, but it is true. And thanks to Russell Tice, now you can begin to grasp the extent to which you have been violated and lied to by your own government.
"While many details about the program remain secret, officials familiar with it said the N.S.A. eavesdropped without warrants on up to 500 people in the United States at any given time," the Times wrote, shortly after the 2004 election. "The list changes as some names are added and others dropped, so the number monitored in this country may have reached into the thousands over the past three years, several officials said. Overseas, about 5,000 to 7,000 people suspected of terrorist ties are monitored at one time, according to those officials."
We were told that it was just 500 people, thousands at the most, all suspected terrorists. And many people accepted and defended that behavior, since this supposedly contained level of scandal was somehow "justified" by the threat of terror. Yet it was always illegal, as many people pointed out until they were blue in the face! Now we know that the real figure spied on is more like 300 MILLION people: the population of the United States. We can say with absolute certainty that this program is unconstitutional -- totally, manifestly, completely illegal. And it was done in secret and kept in secret because the people doing it knew it was completely illegal. This is part of what they were doing:
Ultimately, the technical explanation boils down to this: "If someone just talked about the daily news and mentioned something about the Middle East, they could easily be brought to the forefront of having that little flag put by their name that says potential terrorist," said Tice.
Well, I've done that about a thousand times, plus I write all sorts of thoughts down here and put it out there for public consumption, because, like millions of Americans, I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. I have instead a compelling interest in current events, and a powerful love for this country, and an urgent desire to see it prosper for current and future generations instead of being a rogue criminal actor on the world's stage. Rather than being considered the behavior of a patriot, paying attention to and discussing current events flags one as a "potential terrorist," which I figured, seeing as I am also "paranoid" (meaning: realistic/informed). But I paid attention anyway, because this War of Terror is Total Bullshit, and everybody with two brain cells to rub together knows it. That's what you find out when you pay attention. That's precisely why they try to scare you away in the first place. It is always the same with totalitarian societies. Why do you suppose totalitarian regimes always round up the journalists, intellectuals and activists first? Because they are the ones paying attention, and once they're out of the picture...

Obama's actions will be very telling in this regard, as to which way this is going to go for us.

Meantime, I have a direct message to the people happily involved in this activity: YOU are the people with something to hide. YOU are the people who are breaking our laws. YOU are the people who threaten and destroy this country by trashing our Constitution. YOU are the terrorists. And if you say you aren't, then YOU should be out there whistleblowing just like Russell Tice instead of hiding behind your super-secret NSA jobs or whatever the hell you do on the taxpayer's dime, such as spying on Americans who are trying to be good citizens and patriots rather than lazy-assed ATM machines for the criminal cartel running the world off a cliff. Should we all descend into hell because nobody has the balls to stop this madness? You know it's true, and unlike the vast majority of us ragtag truthers out here chipping away at the mountain of corruption with Swiss Army knives, you people can actually do something about it. The time has come for arrests, and the bigger the better.

And furthermore, here's another thing you find out by paying attention. Based on the involvement of various Israeli-based technology companies that have surfaced over the years in relation to 9/11 and other Homeland Security projects, we can assume that all of our private information is sitting in Israel at this very minute, with treacherous Israelis looking it over (Mossad's motto being by deception shall you make war), who apparently don't care one iota about Americans or anyone else on Planet Earth, as they have demonstrated repeatedly by both their words and actions; which is, quite frankly, an astonishing breach of our national security. This breach alone should land no small amount of people behind bars. The contracts with these Israeli companies should be canceled immediately, and all of our private records destroyed by whatever means we have at our disposal. From an American patriot's perspective, that would be a start.

Schedule the Accident Reconstruction Team for the Intersection of Tel Aviv and Reality Boulevard

The Christian Science Monitor reports that Israelis will probably elect Netanyahu on 2/10.
Polls show that the conservative opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party have opened up a bigger lead, based on a public concern that the offensive left the Hamas regime intact while failing to free an Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, imprisoned in Gaza for 2-1/2 years.
That's funny. I thought the goal of this offensive was to "stop the rockets." Gilad Shalit's name only came up this week -- an afterthought.

Of course Israel didn't crush Hamas. Israel needs Hamas in the same way bush needed bin Laden: to justify their insatiable thirst for blood. Hamas is the whipping boy. Thus, Israel failed to achieve it's fake goals, though it has achieved the real goal: to create a humanitarian crisis to crush the Palestinians, to ensure the whipping boy lives to fight another day, and to embroil the international community physically in Gaza, thereby greasing the skids for WW III, which Israel delusionally believes will solve their problems once and for all by leaving them in a position of unquestioned domination.

Look what Ehud Barak says:
“We have similar tests awaiting us: Iran, Syria, Hezbollah. It isn’t over yet. These subjects have not been cleared from the table,” he said.
Is he chagrined by the wanted posters detailing his war crimes? Certainly not. And are the Israeli people listening to the howls of protest from the international community? No. They're not done. They are not repentant. In fact, they don't care what anyone thinks. This is only about them, you see? They are the only people who matter. They twist everything around to serve their perpetual victimhood narrative, facts be damned. Thus, the Israelis seem more and more incapable -- not just unwilling but literally unable, due to apparent group psychosis -- of controlling themselves. That leaves the rest of the world in the position of controlling Israel.

How might that be accomplished? I can think of basically two options: 1) Obama, with the support of organized Jewry in America (the lobby), cuts them off, or 2) Israel learns what it feels like to be on the receiving end of war. Since we know that much of the lobby is just as delusional as the Israelis themselves, we know they will never allow Obama or anyone in Congress to cut Israel off from anything, even if it would save Israel from option 2, then I don't see this ending well. I'm sure the Israelis believe that they can manipulate everything and everyone right were they want them, but a funny thing will happen on the way to the bank. I don't know what it is, but it will happen. This is the danger of taking things for granted and having grand plans for world domination. You're so excited, so close. Your mind drifts, fantasizing about how good it's going to be when you reach your destination. A light turns yellow, but you step on the gas, you're so happy. You can make it in this beautiful car. You reach to turn up the radio, pausing to admire yourself in the rear view mirror, and then wham!

You'll never see it coming, Israel.


Talk to the Hand: Resist the NWO

Communism. Nazism. Zionism. These movements are all just different facets of the same evil impulse to enslave humanity under totalitarianism. The Illuminati dangle baits, hoping to lure people into traps. They want people to fight each other. When the people oblige, expend their blood and treasure, and finally demand a solution, the Illuminati miraculously pull exactly the right cyanide-laced casserole pre-cooked out of the freezer. Just pop it in the media oven for an hour, and you're good to go. Just like the Patriot Act.

Maybe people are finally learning.
It is becoming apparent that the frenzied Israeli attack on the people of the Gaza Strip was designed specifically to inflame Hezbollah and provoke them into a war with Israel; a war that would quickly escalate to involve Iran and the US for the purpose of ultimately bringing about regime change in Iran. Furthermore, this was all supposed to happen before Bush left office when it was hoped that war with Iran would be unavoidable by the time Obama took office.
Well, that didn't work. The Arab countries did not take the bait. Good! So they move on to Plan B. Let's say Plan B is this hasbara campaign to internationalize Gaza while simultaneously claiming that Iran is funneling weapons to Hamas.
The central theme of the propaganda here is this:
Iran is a terrorist state.
Iran funds terrorists. [Hamas, hint hint hint]
Iran wants to kill Israelis.
Iran wants to kill Americans.
We must kill Iran.
Please support us and help us kill Iran.
And what better way to further this agenda than to broadcast it directly into the minds of Americans via 600 television spots ?
So you see, the attempt to corral US public opinion continues. But this battle has shown to be more difficult than they imagined, too, because of the internet. Good, people. Good!

And Plan C might be the CFR idea for the world to pay reparations to the Palestinians. Ha. With what money???

And Plan D might be a false flag attack. And so forth. Basically, they will keep pulling poisoned dishes out of the freezer depending on how things go, and what options open up, and what options close down. This is what they do in think tanks -- they cook up all these poisoned dishes and freeze them for later. And of course, everything is compartmentalized, so most people can go about their work earnestly believing in their noble contribution to mankind, while being subtly managed to take this or that circumstance into consideration.

The Illuminati pays for much of this and more (bribes, secret military ops, destabilization activities) with black ops budgets and laundered money. Think drugs, guns, human trafficking, etc.

So a lot of planning goes into world domination, you know. It's not for nothing. I think people should really appreciate how hard our think tanks and luminaries work to enslave humanity. Imagine their dedication. Recall that w once said, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking of new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." True.

And the correct response to extricate your mind from this manipulation is to love humanity, and to love the truth. Refrain from getting sucked into the dialectical constructs put forth by sneaky agitators. Reject the lies and the liars. Reject and resist. These people are evil.
Satan cannot do evil except through a human body. Although "a murderer from the beginning," it cannot murder except with human hands. It does not have the power to kill or even harm by itself. It must use human beings to do its deviltry...Satan's threats are always empty. They are all lies. In fact, the only power that Satan has is through human belief in its lies.

Although it has a real power, Satan also has glaring weaknesses...Its pride overcomes its intelligence, so that the demon of deceit is also a showoff...It could not allow itself to lose....By virtue of its extreme self-centeredness, it has no real understanding of the phenomenon of love...The notion of sacrifice is totally foreign to it...When they are behaving with love, Satan is completely ignorant of the ground rules. - M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie, p. 206-8
Does this remind you of anything? It should. The Illuminati worship occult, Luciferian (the light-bearer) forces. Look at the behavior of Israel, which calls itself a "light unto the nations." And look at all the bragging, and the lies, and the self-centeredness. Here's your Synagogue of Satan: the money-changers (bankers), scribes (media) and Pharisees (religious charlatans), just as in the days of Jesus Christ. The Illuminati plan is to destroy all governments and religions by dividing the masses (goyim, cattle). The poor Palestinians live on the front line of this battle. May God protect them as people around the world join the resistance.

At the benediction on Tuesday, the pastor closed by saying, (paraphrase) "May all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen, say Amen, and Amen!" And the crowd resounded each time, and I am quite sure that millions of people watching around the world also said Amen. And I knew that God would hear our prayer, because it was heartfelt. God knows that His creation suffers greatly from the spirit of evil which prowls through the world seeking the ruin of souls, and He will help us. But you have to do your part. You must resist the evil. The resistance begins in your mind and in your soul. You are not a piece of cattle. You are a human being. Raise your hand and resist.


Help Wanted: Megalomaniacal Victim Seeking Major Territorial Expansion to Ensure "Peace" and "Security"

That red line is drawn around the (imaginary) territory called "Greater Israel's Borders."

Let's see: half of Iraq, all of Lebanon and Jordan, most of Syria, a big giant chunk of Saudi Arabia, and a generous hunk of Egypt. Maybe a little Turkey, too. Yeah. I'm sure nobody has a problem with that. Seems reasonable...if you're a megalomaniacal psychopathic excuse for a human being.


See kids, that (CIA-asset and AQ head terrorist, aka Tim Osman) Osama bin Laden, got it all wrong in 2003. He is such a propagandist, that Osama. And a terrorist. So you should not listen to anything the (dead) man said. Obviously, he put forth these vicious ideas to slander the Jewish State, which is peace loving, by making these disparaging and silly claims:

In February 2003 an audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden called President Bush "stupid" and claimed American war plans against Iraq were part of a plot to attack Muslim nations in the Middle East and North Africa. The United States' goal in waging war against Iraq is to change the regional map to benefit Israel, according to the raspy voice said to be bin Laden. "It is clear that the preparations to attack Iraq are part of a series of attacks prepared for nations of the region including Syria, Iran, Egypt and Sudan," the voice said. "The aim of the Crusaders' campaign is to prepare the atmosphere for the establishment of the so-called greater Israel state, which includes great parts of Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and large portions of (Saudi Arabia)," it said.

This conception of a Greater Israel encompassing much of the Middle East is evidently a pervasive element of popular culture in the region, and it is easy to understand how this would be taken up by bin Laden and other propagandists. By asserting that Israel seeks to occupy the territories of many other countries in the region, it places the Palestinians on the front line of a struggle common to all people in the region.

That is just riDICulous.

Or not.

On 04 September 2001 a demonstration was held in Jerusalem to support of the Idea of the State Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates. It was organised by the movement Bead Artzein ("For the Homeland"), headed by rabbi and historian Avrom Shmulevic from Hebron. According to Shmulevic, "We shall have no peace as long as the whole territory of the Land of Israel will not return under Jewish control.... A stable peace will come only then, when Israel will return to itself all its historical lands, and will thus control both the Suez and the Ormudz channel.... We must remember that Iraqi oil fields too are located on the Jewish land."

Yes. Let us remember that. I would suggest you remember all these things when you see the latest hasbara campaign promoting Israel as a victim of Iranian-backed terror.
TIP's ad campaign is designed to encourage the world community to work for a peaceful solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis and to increase awareness that Iran is largely responsible for training, arming and funding Hamas, which has fired 6,500-plus rockets at Israeli civilians since Israel completely withdrew from Gaza in August 2005. The ad is scheduled to begin running Monday on CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, and will be broadcast more than 600 times overall. [Is that all? People should be ready to gouge their own eyeballs out after only the first 100 times.] Yesterday, in her confirmation hearing, Secretary of State-Designate Hillary Clinton also focused on the need to stop the threat of Iran.
Click through for the gory detail, and get ready, because here it comes. More whining from Israel. More victimhood. More war. More money. Crying and shooting, all the time. Always thinking that we goyim actually believe that we really are cattle, and the Jewish people really are superior, and of course we should turn over every lever of our government to Israel and lay down our very lives to kill Arab people for Israel's sake, if that's what they require to be happy.

Standing at the Threshold of Life After Bush

As I watched the inauguration, my heart was overcome with relief to be rid of George W. Bush. In some ways, I can scarcely believe we survived his administration. How much has been lost these past eight years, not only for us but for the whole entire world? Who can say. We only know that the price is incalculable, though we somehow survived to the threshold of life after bush. Many times I didn't think we would, and yet we did.

The time has arrived for people to be arrested and dragged before courts of law, and I'm not talking about the little people. I want to see big names in handcuffs. I want to see their hair disheveled and their lips muttering, and their beady eyes darting around like cornered rodents. I want to see 3" headlines across every front page announcing stunning revelations of corruption at the highest levels of government, banking, media, think tanks, and corporations. I want to see people glued to their teevee sets with their jaws hanging to their knees as the truth washes over them in wave after wave of gushing, relentless, bracing reality. I want to see people walking around in a daze as they are forced to comprehend how many lies they have been told all these years. I want to see media personalities break down on teevee as they admit their complicity and beg for forgiveness.

That would be the beginning of justice. Will I be disappointed? Oh yes, but I put it out there anyway. I set the bar high, not to be disappointed, but because people deserve justice. They have been killed. They have been harmed. They have been lied to and stolen from and murdered, and this corruption has to end. Do not compromise your expectations of justice because you don't want to look like a fool. No! The shame rests on those who deny justice, not on those who demand it.


"What have we done to them, oh God?"

Just one family destroyed, one among thousands. Every human being who listens to this should be pierced through the heart with regret. This is the reality of Israel's "self-defense."

And here is the story of another family who lost 48 people.

They [the IOF] left behind their own unique detritus: bullet casings, roasted peanuts in tins with Hebrew script, a plastic bag containing a "High Quality Body Warmer", dozens of olive-green waste disposal bags, some empty, some stinking full - the troops' portable toilets.

But most disturbing of all was the graffiti they daubed on the walls of the ground floor. Some was in Hebrew, but much was naively written in English: "Arabs need 2 die", "Die you all", "Make war not peace", "1 is down, 999,999 to go", and scrawled on an image of a gravestone the words: "Arabs 1948-2009".

Such behavior certainly gives lie to the pious statements of Tsipi Livni defending the IOF, does it not?

It just slays me how people in the United States can brush all this off, excusing themselves from knowing or caring and -- at the same time -- casting a suspicious eye at people who pay attention, as if we are the racists for being offended at this sickening genocide, for expecting something other than the pathetic, anemic diversity of opinion in the US, which runs the gamut from full-blown support for Israel all the way over to concern for the possible "malign political effects of military escalation." That's the official spectrum of public debate -- that's it!!! The political "middle ground" is between these two camps: the just-do-it-genocide camp, and the please-be-more-careful-with-the-hasbara-genocide camp. Christ, have mercy.

Let's just be very, very clear: The Racists are the Ones who Believe in Racial Superiority...The Ones Doing the Ethnic Cleansing and BRAGGING About It.

And one other thing...these Palestinians have every right to blame Israel and the world for their suffering. The vast majority of people in the West are in no position to judge how these people feel. Anyone with any sense should be deeply ashamed at the inconceivable amount of human suffering that the United States has brought, whether directly or indirectly, to the Arab World.

Politically correct people, smugly self-righteous, rush to put themselves in Israeli shoes because we're supposedly likethis -- us and Israel. What the hell does that mean, actually? You know, it's code for saying that we Americans and Israelis are both superior to the Arabs, which of course is a totally racist and by definition anti-semitic attitude. But it is politically correct to be anti-semitic to actual semitic (Arab) people. All this kabuki while the true nature of our relationship with Israel should make American blood boil. But of course, conveniently, most people don't seem to have a clue about that either. What. A. Racket.

I say put yourself in Palestinian shoes for two minutes. Go look at some pictures, watch some videos, read some stories, and be a human being. Then you can be an American. And after that, if you still want to, you can support Israel. But I will never. I am beyond horrified, and I refuse to apologize for my humanity.

Some Gazans speak privately of their anger at Hamas, blaming the Islamist movement that rules the small territory for dragging them into this conflict. But by far the larger majority are speaking now of their bitter anger at Israel and their deep resentment at the apathy of the Arab world and the rest of the international community, which failed to halt the destruction and the killing.

"We blame everyone," said Ibrahim Samouni, 45, who lost his wife and four of his sons in the killings at Zeitoun. "We need everyone to look at us and see what has happened here. We are not resistance fighters. We are ordinary people."

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8


I regret to inform you...

that things must get much worse before they ever get better. It pains me to say it, but I'm afraid it's true. I will explain.

A scotoma is a blind spot surrounded by a field of normal or relatively unimpaired vision.

People can go through their whole lives never noticing certain things. I will give you an example. You might not notice how much writers use the verb to be, for instance. You have probably never been bothered by the verb to be. We use it all the time. "This is that..." or "They are like this..." or "We were like that..." This verb is everywhere, and it is annoying. See what I mean? Do you realize how many other verbs we have to choose from in English? But even I will admit, using the verb to be takes less effort than figuring out what verb actually describes the action in a sentence, and structuring the sentence accordingly.

Now that I told you this, you may notice the verb to be everywhere. That is what happens when you clear up a scotoma. The scales suddenly drop from your eyes, and you may find reality a little disappointing. Yet, the verb to be has always been there, draining the life from the English language in plain view of everyone, but for whatever reason it never bothers most people. And it will continue to be there, even if you suddenly start to notice it. Well, so what? This is not a life or death situation, right? It's just the subtle degradation of the English language. But what if you have other scotomas? What if you don't even know you have them? What if they do mean the difference between life or death for other people? What if they mean the difference between life or death for you?

I will tell you a truth. Some people will have certain scotomas cleared when they see strangers being killed. Others will wait until they see their compatriots being killed. The very stubborn ones wait until their loved ones die. Some cling to their scotomas unto death.

I will tell you another truth. Some people want you to have scotomas. Some people will go way out of their way to ensure that certain scotomas remain in place at all times. If your empathy for other people doesn't kick in to clear them, the scotomas will remain in place as the danger to your compatriots increases. The longer you cling, the more people die; until finally, your turn arrives. Or perhaps your child's turn. Or your mother's.

Will you then forgive yourself for clinging to lies? Will you forgive those who told you lies? Or will you turn in bloodthirsty revenge toward those who caused your agony?

I won't waste this elaborate set up on politically correct bullshit. Either you can see what is going on in Israel or you cannot. If you cannot, I regret to inform you that you have a deadly scotoma. I probably cannot help you, no matter what I or anyone else writes. No matter the qualifications. No matter the facts. You will have to learn the hard way.
What commentary could adequately address such madness? Simply to see it is to know what it is. And if you cannot already see it for what it plainly is -- when the bare, unaccomodated facts shout this evil from the lower depths to the highest heavens -- what amount of commentary will sway you?
There are none so blind as those who refuse to see, and we have a country full of them, their deadly scotomas lovingly nurtured to mutant, death-defying size, blotting out everything in the field of vision as the danger moves closer and closer. Blotting out everything, right up until the very moment the scotomas go supernova, blinding us with rage.


Of course we have nothing to hide. Don't be ridiculous.

Excerpted bits from an article in the Jewish Daily Forward on Thursday, January 15, 2009, regarding the little kerfuffle with dear Condi:
“I have no problem with what Olmert did,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. “I think the mistake was to talk about it in public." [Ding!]

“This is what friendships are about. [Wince.] He was not interfering in political issues. [??? Alternate universe? I dunno. Looks like that is exactly what he was doing to me.] You have a relationship, and if you don’t like what is being done, then you go to the boss and tell him.” [Meaning, you go to the guy playing "boss" for the American people, aaaand...boss him around. Because he is so not the boss. Are you %$&& kidding me?]


Israel and Jewish groups, including Aipac, the ADL and the American Jewish Committee, opposed the draft’s language, which they saw as one-sided. [Meaning, not one-sided enough.] They also felt that the draft stood in contrast to Israel’s demand not to give it equal standing with Hamas in the resolution. [Israel demands, the US supplies. 'Cause we're "the boss," see? slap slap]

During a January 5 conference call with Jewish activists, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, gave special priority to blocking the international body from taking a stand on the Gaza issue. “We need to work hard to ensure the Security Council doesn’t pass a resolution,” Hoenlein said. [Planning ahead. Very nice.]


Aipac issued a statement January 6 condemning the U.N. resolution and criticizing the Bush administration for not using its veto power and instead “succumbing to pressure exerted by Arab states.” [I think the technical term for this brazen 180 degree spin of reality is "chutzpah."]

The ADL expressed disappointment with the administration in a written statement: “We expected the Administration to abide by its longstanding commitment to fighting global terrorism and the scourge of anti-Semitism, and Israel’s role on the front lines of that fight.” [Cue many tissues here.]

The tough words from Israel and Jewish groups toward the outgoing administration will make little difference for Bush and Rice, who leave office January 20. But they will serve as a message to the incoming administration led by President-elect Barack Obama and his choice for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Just a little preemptive keeping "the boss" in line action, which is how "friendships" work. See?]

“This is a battle that needed to be taken,” Foxman said. “We don’t win all our battles, but we can’t simply accept that the Security Council is what the Security Council is.” [Because.....????.....that would be accepting reality??? Does this depend on what the definition of is is?]

“This reinforces the perception [Meaning, reality.] that the Israeli prime minister and Israeli leaders have easy access to the leaders of the U.S.,” Bloomfield said. “It is a fact that the Israeli prime minister can get the president on the phone. Not every prime minister in the world can do that. It is no secret that Israel tried to influence the U.S. regarding U.N. votes. It [Meaning, presumably, Olmert's public bragging.] reinforces what the rivals of Israel say about the enormous clout Israel has in Washington, and I see nothing wrong with that.”

But Bloomfield added, “It is a mistake to talk about it.”

So in other words, the "rivals of Israel" who complain bitterly about Israel's clout in Washington are correct in their assessment. But nobody is allowed to talk about these certain facts and non-secrets. Not that there's anything wrong with these facts and non-secrets. Not at all. Just don't talk about it. That would be anti-semitic. That's all. 'Kay, sweetie? Thanks, hun. Mmmwah!

Who loves ya, baby?!!?!!!

Update: Don't miss this comment thread and these words of wisdom from a fair citizen of our fair country...


Let me re-phrase that: when you have an Israeli PM able to call a sitting U.S. President, interrupting him while he is giving a lecture and ask him to have his own country veto a UN resolution that his own Secretary of State had drafted, it is very clear, crystal clear, that America is Israel's de fact representative for Israel's foreign policy in the middle east, and has been completely seconded to Israeli policy since the false-flag terrorist attack on 911.

Furthermore, as long as Israeli companies and dual citizen Israelis are allowed to contract out our phone call billing, vet (create) our intelligence, head our senate intelligence committees, staff our Pentagon and OVP, run semi-secretive organizations that are organized around mobbing technology like MEGAPHONE/GIYUS.org, and investigate and be suspect in the very terrorist attacks that have created our police state, they will control both sides of the terrorist equation; and because of this, it is guaranteed that the horrors being visited upon the Palestinians... the check-points, the loss of due process and summary round-ups and arrests, the random shootings and murders, the destroyed infrastructure and lack of medical care for the wounded and dying, the dead being eaten by roaming animals is going to happen here in the United States.

Mark my words.

End quote.


What did she have to lose? Oh....nothing.

The little incident with Condi and George and Ehud says so much. Here we are, literally in the last week of eight years of the Bush Administration. Over 1000 Palestinians, including hundreds of children, have been killed by the IOF in the last three weeks. Israel stands in grievous, blatant violation of numerous international laws and UN resolutions, such as inflicting collective punishment, intentionally targeting civilians, UN buildings, hospitals, journalists, and of course, using banned weapons such as white phosphorous and DIME.

But as you have surely heard, when Ehud Olmert got wind that Condi might vote yes to a UN cease-fire resolution, he got right on the phone with George and bossed him all over the Oval Office clear from Tel Aviv. No hands. And then George told Condi to abstain. And She Did.

What would Condi have lost by voting for the resolution that she herself helped to draft? Would it be too much to ask that she take a morally courageous stand for less than one week, knowing that in a matter of days she can go on with her life? Knowing that it could save innocent lives? Perhaps hundred of innocent lives? The lives of women and children and old people, and of fathers and brothers?

But no, she couldn't do it. She couldn't stand up to these thugs for even a few uncomfortable days. Nope. Lest anyone think that Condi really does feel for the Palestinians, or Condi really wasn't so bad, or Condi was just wedged between a rock and a hard place. Get over her.

Either Condi has no moral courage whatsoever, OR, Condi simply has no morals.

Just think...how many more Palestinian children had to die because Condi could not tell George Bush and Ehud Olmert to go piss off, because she was going to vote YES to a damn cease-fire resolution. That's all it was. A cease-fire resolution. But it was apparently too hot to handle because it might infer that Hamas and Israel were somehow equated, if you can believe that shit, and we can't have people inferring that because Israel is a "member-state of the UN," while Hamas, my friends, is merely a "terrorist organization." Rich! So even though they are fighting, you know, in reality; it would be unseemly to sign an effing cease-fire resolution between them because that might imply that they have anything to do with each other.

Allright? That is what passes for leadership today, and has for some time.

For a colorful analysis of these events, please read this installment of American Goy.


Don't want the NWO? Support Palestine.

We now know that Israeli planning (coordinated with the US) for this Gaza operation has been underway for many months. The timing may be due to Israeli elections, but even that argument fits into broader plans, because why does it matter so much who wins the Israeli elections? They're all nucking futs. But apparently it does matter to some people, so that just tells us that more plans remain to be executed down the road, and it's exciting stuff, and so they're fighting over who gets a turn at the World Domination Super Spectacular.

The NWO wants to bring more and more countries under international (meaning NWO) influence, and then rule them all. One way to do that is by making big messes in strategic areas, especially resource-rich strategic areas such as in the Middle East and Africa, thereby requiring international forces to come into play. This may be the "solution" offered for Israel to deal with the Palestinians. The international community will come to the "rescue" when it cannot be resolved due to Israel's intransigence, officially blamed on Hamas, of course. Problem - reaction - solution. Once that happens, people will feel the crisis has subsided, they will breathe a sigh of relief and go back to whatever it is they were doing before, and the deals will get cut in the back rooms. The next time you decide to pay attention it will be too late. The deals will be done. Israel will come out on top, regardless of their crimes against humanity. That's how the NWO pecking order works. Israel sits at the top of global freemasonry. That is why Israel has blatant, in-your-face Masonic symbols displayed prominently in public places, such as on the road crossing from Egypt into Israel in Eilat, and literally all over the Israeli Supreme Court Building. Look it up.

What does this mean? It means that the Palestinians are the canaries in the coal shaft. As they go, so shall we go.
What it is not always understood, is that the Palestinian struggle is being waged on behalf of people everywhere. The Palestinians are in the forefront in the battle against, speaking in a political and economic sense, the “New World Order.”

...In February 2004, France's then Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin stated that once the Israelis left the Gaza Strip foreign troops could be sent there and an international conference could legitimize their presence as part of the second phase of the Israeli-Palestinian Roadmap and as part of an initiative for the Greater Middle East or the “New Middle East.” [6] This statment was made before Hamas came to the scene and before Mahmoud Abbas’ Agreement of Principles. However, it did follow the 2002 Saudi-proposed Arab Initiative.

It is clear that the events unfolding in the Middle East are part of a military roadmap drawn before the “Global War on Terror.”
Where democracy cannot work, allegedly because the Arab peoples can't figure it out, but in reality because NWO people actively prevent it from working and even when it does work despite all their shenanigans, as in Hamas' election, the NWO simply denies it, that is the battleground today. When those battles cease, the battle moves someplace else, maybe someplace closer to home, my little cabbage.

Why does the NWO hate democracy?
Despite claims of supporting democracy and self-determination throughout the Middle East, the foreign policies of the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, and the E.U. [meaning, the NWO - ed.] are opposed to any genuine self-determination or democracy in the Middle East because any freedom of choice for the populations of the Middle East would act as a barrier and spoiler to the economic interests of these powers. This is exactly why dictatorships are the ideal form of government in the Middle East in regards to Anglo-American and Franco-German foreign policy interests.

The Palestinian Territories are not an exception to this. The U.S., Israel, their allies, and the corrupt oligarchs of the upper circle of power within Fatah are set on establishing autocratic rule in the Palestinian Territories. To the satisfaction of planners in Israel and the U.S. the Hamas-Fatah split has helped push back the democratic path that the Palestinians were following through the election of their own leadership and has cleared the way for attempts to establish dictatorial Palestinian proxy administrations in the future. The process has already started in the West Bank.
Support the Palestinian people as if your own life depends on it, which, actually, it does.


Always the last to know

Oh, America. You are always the last to know.

Did you know a genocide is taking place? Right now. Today. It's true. I mean, there have been many, but this one is extra special because we pay for it, and this is top of the line stuff. Well, that's not the only reason, but it will do for now. Our "best friend," Israel, the Bonnie to our Clyde, runs the gruesome genocide show. And it's covered in lies like flies on shit.

Now, theoretically, Americans could make a big stink about this, but first they'd have to know what was going on. As luck would have it, we're pretty easily hoodwinked.

The media has been instructed not to tell you the truth. Still, you can poke your head up and find out real easy on the internet. If you just made the effort, that is. You would have to set aside a block of time, of course, to learn about what is happening. But everything you need to know can be found on the internet. Horrible, horrible truths. It will surely ruin your day. Wait until you see the dead children being laid in the bare earth by their parents. Wait until you read about the suffering.

Just imagine if it were your family, your children. Oh, do you imagine that other people love their children less? You do realize how racist that is, don't you? I'm sure you're not a racist. Well, maybe you are. How would I know. Some people are, and some people aren't. Some people are only racist in a certain direction. Some people think it's racist to complain about a little genocide.

Anyway, at least you should know that people around the world know what's happening. The entire world, and in particular, the entire Arab World, knows that American tax dollars fund this genocide, and American politicians give cover to Israel at the United Nations. Everybody knows what's going on except for most Americans. You really should know that much, at least. For your own good. Have a little pride. Surely you don't want the entire world knowing something that you don't know, eh? That would be embarrassing.

And let me remind you that once upon a time, in a land far away, another genocide took place. The people in this land had no cellphones, no televisions, no computers, no internet. They only had some newspapers and radios, and a few grainy black and white films. But do you know, none of that mattered. The people in this land were responsible for the genocide that took place in their country. Oh, indeed. They have never lived it down. It has become impossible to atone for this crime. The entire people of that land were tarnished with the dreadful shame that they should have known what was going on, and they should have stopped it, and they failed.

So tell me....what will be our excuse? Shall we say we didn't know? Shall we say we were too busy? Shall we say they didn't tell us on teevee? Shall we blame it on the economy? Shall we say we never really knew Bonnie that well after all? Shall we say it was going on in a land far, far away? What is it going to be? You might want to give that some thought.

They Condemn Themselves

Nothing I could ever say or write could condemn Israel more than the words that come out of their own mouths. Ninety percent support in Israel for this massacre. Ninety percent. That's nine-zero.

In a speech Mr Olmert gave in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, he recounted how he had “shamed” the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice by forcing her to abstain from the UN Security Council Resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, a resolution that she had helped steer towards a vote.

Mr Olmert made it clear that Israel would find it completely unacceptable for the United States to vote in favour of a resolution that Israel opposed.

“In the night between Thursday and Friday, when the secretary of state wanted to lead the vote on a ceasefire at the Security Council, we did not want her to vote in favour,” Olmert said.

“I said ‘get me President Bush on the phone’. They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn’t care. ‘I need to talk to him now’. He got off the podium and spoke to me.

“I told him the United States could not vote in favour. It cannot vote in favour of such a resolution. He immediately called the secretary of state and told her not to vote in favour,” AFP reported.

Whether it was Mr Olmert’s intention to indicate that the government of Israel dictates US policy, or whether he was reminiscing about the special relationship he has enjoyed with Mr Bush, or whether he was signalling to the president-elect Obama Israel’s expectations for the future, was unclear.

An editorial in The Jerusalem Post with the headline “Israel goes it alone,” clearly expressed Israel’s current disdain for international opinion.

“The world must be wondering, 17 days into Operation Cast Lead, why it is taking so long for Jerusalem to cave into pressure for a ceasefire in Gaza. From the UN Security Council, that renowned bastion of international probity, and the constellation of Muslim, Arab and non-aligned states to our unwavering European allies, the international community - and much of the media - wants Israel to stop fighting.

“We Israelis can hear these erstwhile friends in Europe and the media saying: ‘Everybody is wrong, and you alone are right?‘ “

And that indeed was the editorial’s conclusion: the rest of the world is wrong; Israel is right.

“Israel would have preferred to act with the support of those who claim to back our right to self-defense. In a cynical world, Israel must press ahead without it.”

In the International Herald Tribune, Ethan Bronner reported: “Israel, which is often a fractured, bickering society, has turned in the past couple of weeks into a paradigm of unity and mutual support, and people are feeling unusually good about one another. Flags are flying high. Celebrities are visiting schoolchildren in at-risk areas, soldiers are praising the equipment and camaraderie of their army units, neighbours are worried about families whose fathers are in reserve duty. Ask people anywhere how they feel about the army’s ban on journalists going into Gaza and the response is, ‘Let the army do its job’.

“It is true that with more than 900 reported dead in Gaza, many of them civilians, there are voices of concern that the war may be outliving its value. Worry over the risk to Israeli troops and even steeper civilian casualties as the ground war escalates have produced calls to declare victory and pull out.

“But that is still a distinctly minority view. Polls show nearly 90 per cent support for the war thus far, and street interviews confirm that Israelis not only favour it but do so strongly. The country’s leaders, while seeking an arrangement to stop Hamas’s ability to rearm, do not want a face-saving agreement. They want one that works or they want to continue the war until Hamas has either lost its rockets or its will to fire them.”


“There are no boundaries to the hypocrisy that a righteous fury produces. The discourse of the generals and the politicians is moving erratically between self-compliments of the humanity the army displays in its ’surgical’ operations on the one hand, and the need to destroy Gaza for once and for all, in a humane way of course, on the other.

“This righteous fury is a constant phenomenon in the Israeli, and before that Zionist, dispossession of Palestine. Every act whether it was ethnic cleansing, occupation, massacre or destruction was always portrayed as morally just and as a pure act of self-defence reluctantly perpetrated by Israel in its war against the worst kind of human beings. In his excellent volume The Returns of Zionism: Myths, Politics and Scholarship in Israel, Gabi Piterberg explores the ideological origins and historical progression of this righteous fury. Today in Israel, from Left to Right, from Likud to Kadima, from the academia to the media, one can hear this righteous fury of a state that is more busy than any other state in the world in destroying and dispossessing an indigenous population.”

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