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“We have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy. It’s not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks, comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behavior” -Mel Brooks, 21 September 2017

Now, this preceding famous Jew’s quote via an anti-anti-Semitic website…

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…is linked to Breitbart:

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So, I already should be confused; Bannon’s allegedly anti-Semitic website (which has at least one ‘self-hating Jew’ columnist) gets a bone toss from an anti-anti-Semitic watchdog while the (accused) anti-Semitic Breitbart and Bannon are roundly warned against by The Times of Israel. Jesus! Could Mel Brooks sort that with comedy?

Mel Brooks very much appreciates the court jester tradition, a tradition under assault from all directions.

Now, what brought out this rant is, former Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie “of Jewish descent” Plame is racked and pilloried for ‘tweeting’ former CIA officer Phil Giraldi’s column at Unz Review: America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

What we have here is similarly ludicrous to my introduction; A Jew, Ron Unz, is providing a platform, the Unz Review, to an accused anti-Semite, Phil Giraldi, and when Valerie Plame points to Giraldi lambasting the same ‘usual suspects’ unloaded on by famous self-hating Jew Glenn Greenwald…

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…the press unloads on Plame with what amounts to a ‘journalistic’ rapid fire cannon (HERE, HERE and the academic ‘usual suspect’ HERE.)

‘The Hill’ includes this language:

“The article the former CIA operative linked to argues that the neoconservative foreign policy establishment is largely beholden to American Jews with an attachment to Israel. The article’s author, Philip Giraldi, says American Jews shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions related to Middle East policy”

Glenn Greenwald might argue it is the WRONG Jews allowed to make foreign policy. And that’s where Giraldi ‘stepped on his dick’ (a military expression) and I suspected from the moment I saw the title of his article he’d get blasted, because Giraldi didn’t (and mostly doesn’t) give attention to the manifold traps, where if you’re not watching where you walk, the all-encompassing term ‘Jew’ can lead to; because the word Jew is sort of like the La Brea tar-pit of nouns: whether self-hating Jews, apostate Jews, kinda Jews (not of a Jewish mother, also known as wild oats Jews), agnostic Jews, atheist Jews, Marxist Jews, Reform Jews, Reform-Jews-aren’t-Jews-Jews (hyper-Orthodox Israeli Rabbinate designated Jews), quit screwing over the world Jews (also known as Tikkun Olam Jews), Jews screwed over our world Jews (Sephardic Jews), waiting to be saved from themselves Jews (Bibi Netanyahu and his ilk), evangelizing Jews (also known as Jews for Jesus or cover for MOSSAD assassin Jews), J Street Jews, AIPAC Jews, neocon Jews, neo-liberal Jews (Soros), Jews on the Left, Jews on the right, stand up, sit down, Fight! Fight! Fight! It’s a pity Celebrity Death Match never pitted Glenn Greenwald against Alan Dershowitz, it’d be platinum at youtube:

As much as I’d have preferred a ‘Perfected Jew’ Ann Coulter versus ‘Kinda Jew’ Gloria Steinem death match (with no survivor), there’s no authentic center survives in today’s politically correct world lamented by a real hero: Mel Brooks (may he forever be blessed for Blazing Saddles.)

This brings us back to Giraldi and his ‘platform’ run by Ron Unz. Why is it ‘mainstream’ media fries Plame over Giraldi but neglects to mention Unz is Jewish? Is it because,  example given, Unz Review also hosts ‘Über-Zionist’ and historical revisionist Llana Mercer who states:

“Libertarians err in mistaking the 2,000-year-old Jewish right to the land for a biblically-based, religious claim. The claim is first and foremost historical, although naturally, the Hebrew community’s claim to its ancient homeland can’t be reduced to a title search at the deeds office. Jewish rights to Israel proceed from the original ownership of the land: The original and rightful owners were Jews. The fact that they were killed and exiled by the Romans doesn’t nullify their ownership”

Setting aside the upcoming potential evidence for hypocrisy, in case where Llana doesn’t seem to have read Jewish history from whence Israel had been created by exterminating the Canaanites, this recalls cartoonist Stan Lynde’s joke attributed to a Crow tribal chief:

“This has been Crow land from time immemorial, it was always Crow land, there has never been a time it was not Crow land, that is, ever since we took it from the Shoshones!

Considering:

Canaanite is by far the most frequently used ethnic term in the Bible. In the Book of Joshua, Canaanites are included in a list of nations to exterminate, and later described as a group which the Israelites had annihilated”

One would think a Jew, that is Llana Mercer, would get her own book right, what a shame Louis Black didn’t notice her commonality with certain televangelist Christians:

In fact Israel’s right to exist as a modern state is due solely to certain United Nations acts Arab states are bound by for the very fact the Arab states joined the United Nations and contracted themselves to the western standard of international law. Certainly a case of ‘it sucks for Palestinians’ (particularly going to the Israeli middle finger put to subsequent UN acts) but that’s the shit which actually matters.

And so it is, relating to Plame read Giraldi, an act worthy of politically correct firing squad, no one in ‘mainstream’ notes Ron Unz is a Jew who hosts a Paleo Zionist (read pro-Israel propagandist) who deliberately doesn’t get her history right. Mainstream press would leave the impression Giraldi is hosted by an anti-Israel/anti-Semitic website.

Now again back to Giraldi: I read Giraldi because he’s a spook. Likely Plame read Giraldi because she’s a spook. Now, if Greenwald, far out on the liberal-left, and Giraldi, far out on the conservative-right, finger the same neocons who happen to be Jews, that should inform you they’re onto something. Would it matter if Giraldi were anti-Semitic in the case of his noticing an accurate fact? Or does the fact die to conform Plame to a politically correct history of events? Considering the media phenomenon of ‘hasbara‘ and certain outcome in western press resembling this, professional spy Giraldi’s accusations against western media should merit further investigation:

“Hasbara is a form of propaganda aimed at an international audience, primarily, but not exclusively, in western countries. It is meant to influence the conversation in a way that positively portrays Israeli political moves and policies, including actions undertaken by Israel in the past”

Meanwhile, let’s look at a couple cases of historical, however highly politically incorrect, exemplary causes of anti-Semitism:

The Nakba

“For refugees, camps were shelters for the reconstruction of personal and social life, but were also seen as sites of great political significance, the material testimony of what was destroyed and ‘all that remains’ of more than four hundred cities, towns and villages forcefully cleansed throughout Palestine in the Nakba of 1947-9. This is the reason refugees sometimes refer to the destruction of camps as ‘the destruction of destruction.’ The camp is not a home, it is a temporary arrangement, and its destruction is but the last iteration in an ongoing process of destruction.

“This rhetoric of double negation – the negation of negation – tallies well with what Saree Makdisi, talking about the Israeli refusal to acknowledge the Nakba, has termed ‘the denial of denial’, which is, he says, ‘a form of foreclosure that produces the inability – the absolutely honest, sincere incapacity – to acknowledge that denial and erasure have themselves been erased in turn and purged from consciousness.’ What has been denied is continuously repeated: Israel keeps on inflicting destruction on refugees and keeps on denying that a wrong has been done” –Eyal Weizman: ‘The Least Of All Possible Evils’ (Humanitarian Violence From Arendt To Gaza)

Following on this preceding act, Cairo’s Sephardic Jewish population dropped from 75,000 to less than 100. The Arab world had become anti-Semitic practically overnight (overlooking oxymoron in the term anti-Semitic, Arabs are a Semitic people.)

Meanwhile, about the time indigenous Jews had been abandoning the Arab world on account of blow-back due  to ‘Jewish State’ behavior, Alan Ginsberg had revolted conservative America with exploits disgustingly glorified, in detail, by Jack Kerouac in his ode to debauchery ‘On the Road.’ Ginsberg, his behavior lauded by the New York Times via Kerouac and subsequently his own ‘howl‘, is the one American responsible for more USA anti-Semitism than the entirety of whatever other reasons exist taken together. How this shit is generated and real, is buried within political correctness. Never did a ‘free press’ fuck over more people who happen to be Jews, by generating hate at a single pop with glorifying the personage of Ginsberg, but HEY! that’s ‘free speech’ in America.

If my despise for Ginsberg is anti-Semitic (as a non-Jew, am I entitled to hate a single Jew?), then not only is Giraldi anti-Semitic but so would be Paleo-Zionist Llana Mercer.

If you care to wade through the sewer of anti-Semitism in  the comments at Giraldi’s columns at Unz Review, you’ll see Giraldi, on occasion, show his temper at anti-Semitic accusations, and also you’ll notice those comments bashing the anti-Semite morons who cling to Giraldi’s work like flies attracted to stink, are also allowed to post.

Whether Giraldi is an anti-Semite is probably a matter of interpretation. He doesn’t do well at separating out Jews of differing persuasions is the kinder interpretation, as his terminology is often all too inclusive. But this kinder interpretation could be correct. A big step he could take in the right direction would be to clean up his ‘forum’ (article comments) with disallowing the hate-mongers’ posts. But then, that’s an ‘in principle’ violation of ‘free speech’ in the conservative American tradition. An ACLU case of  ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ or ‘it sucks for Phil.’

Insofar as Ron Unz, a read through a chapter of his American Pravda reveals a self-honesty rare in today’s world; leading one to possibly understand his willingness to entertain spooks, kooks and pukes from across the spectrum of what would otherwise be largely suppressed voices. Clearly, Unz coined the term ‘American Pravda’ for a reason. Beyond this, there are numerous innate political enemies juxtaposed at the Unz Review and that should speak to something.

At the end of the day (and hopefully not the world), Jews are like anyone else; there are good and bad among them, they have their bright and they have their ugly. That just makes us all equal in a geopolitic where everyone uses everyone and certainly the Israelis both use and get used (too willingly) in concert with those Christian Zionist allies fully intending at the end, all Jews will be either converted or dead and a crusader banner flying from the Temple Mount. That’s amazing to me but nobody seems to have a trademark protection on self destructive behaviors.

I have to close this diatribe, and considering the underlying current of the entire business has to do with 3rd parties allegedly fighting Israel’s wars, with spooks in the spotlight, I’ll close with an Israeli spook:

“I am a humbler man today than I was in the 1970s when I joined Israeli intelligence. I’ve learned the hard way that everyone makes mistakes, some of them so big that they are irrevocable. I’ve also changed my view of Israel and the Jewish people. When I was young, I shared with many Israelis a deep nationalistic feeling — the self-righteous and arrogant belief that we were right and everyone else was wrong, that it was more important for Jews and Israel to survive than others, that we were — as the Bible says — the chosen people. I still believe that Jews are chosen. But no longer can I accept the premise on which the Iranian arms deals were based: ‘Better that their boys die than ours.’ People are people. We are all chosen”Ari Ben-Menashe

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Giraldi’s rebuttal to the controversy in ‘mainstream’ (external link)

Related at this site:

Christian anti-Semitism

Friedman and the ‘Narrative’

Comic story of a ‘kinda Jew’ girlfriend

Enterprise (Coe cult) man Charles Grassley cuts a deal with neoliberal zionazi Diane ‘the fossil’ Feinstein (DC politics are not only subverted and inverted but mostly perverted) who was over 30 when the phrase ‘don’t trust anyone over 30’ was coined in 1967:

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The details? Senate Judiciary chairman Grassley gives colleague Feinstein an opening at taking down ‘the donald’ and Feinstein trades delivering Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s head on a platter for shielding Clinton. Lynch, as a Black American, has a highly inauspicious name, she should have changed it to Kagame, Zuma or Mugabe, considering the White establishment she served faithfully in the politics of Black incarceration for profit will easily toss her into the machine that ‘lynches’ people of color in return for opportunity at Trump.

The double-double-cross invested in the circumstance is, Grassley, member of ‘the enterprise’ (the Coe cult government penetration project) as well a member of the (the Coe cult’s) Pence faction, gets to hand off leadership of the upcoming Trump removal to the neoliberal Feinstein as a means of damage control and cover; but with identical objective, that is Trumps impeachment and removal, all in the name of ‘bi-partisanship.’ Everybody’s base is covered, Grassley delivers Lynch to his base, Feinstein delivers Trump to her base. At the end of  the scene, Feinstein  gets Pence for her president, something her fossilized brain-case is incapable of grasping; as Grassley and Pence laugh all the way to a clubhouse that still denies women full membership (a.k.a the Coe Cult.)

^ Feinstein exhibit at Kentucky’s Creation Museum

Where is the FBI? James Comey, who covered for Gladio and CIA arms & narcotics trafficking, has his close buddy Robert Mueller, who covered for Gladio and CIA arms & narcotics trafficking, investigating everyone after his buddy Comey. No conflict of interest there from the points of view of Grassley and Feinstein, just get the dirty work done. Now, following on that act, who do you suppose put ‘the donald’ up to appointing Christopher ‘fae’ Wray to replace Comey (who replaced Mueller at FBI, essentially we have an FBI criminal investigating his personally mentored partner in FBI crimes) … noting ‘Fae’ Wray was the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division when two of his subordinates, Shannon Ross & Thelma Colbert, were ‘dropped dead’ in the process of shutting down a Medicare fraud investigation that ultimately would lead to Fae Wray’s boss Alberto Gonzalez, and beyond Gonzalez to his bosom buddy Jeb Bush. Fae Wray is just the sort of leadership the FBI can depend on (to continue covering up Gladio and CIA arms & narcotics trafficking.)

Meanwhile, ‘the donald’, too busy with fending off inside attempts, the most important of which he doesn’t even see coming (narcissism is indeed blinding), hands off Syria to his general ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, a Pence partisan, and the Mad Dog shoots down a Syrian combat jet that had been attacking Islamic State with Russian aircraft in the vicinity. Result? Russia duly notifies the USA all ‘coalition’ aircraft operating west of the Euphrates River in Syria are now “targets.” I think the over-hyped boogeyman Vlad ‘the impaler’ Putin’s patience is wearing thin.

Following on the 350 billion arms sale to the Saudis leveraged by Kushner, now ‘the donald’ sends his totally owned (by MOSSAD) gigolo son-in-law off to Israel to buy a peace agreement even as Bibi fronts the first entirely new West Bank settlement since 1992… yeah, that should distract from, uh, about everything that matters, recalling Pence, Sessions (who’ll fall on his sword, if need be) Grassley and ‘the donald’s’ generals all believe in literal Armageddon (it’s the cult’s theology.)

Oh well (or, oh shit, depending on your state of zen)

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June Notes, Week One weapons sales, media whores & more

June Notes, Week Two spooks & USA infrastructure

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Related: We Tortured Some Folks (on Feinstein)

 

As the establishment (read American oligarchs) sets its attack dogs on President Moron, er, that is Trump, the palace coup plotters’ intrigue is very nearly transparent.

At the center of the hysteria is the ‘Russian hack’ of the DNC [Democratic National Committee] which is an idea originally emanating from the HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton] camp. The point of this hysterical accusation is to detract from the actual content of the mails concerning the inside job plotted to derail sheep dog Bernie Sanders (‘feel the burn’) whose tail remains faithfully (or fearfully, readers choice) tucked between his legs, also known as the ‘bernies not barking’ phenomenon as he keeps his mouth firmly shut.

Now, with the Democrat aligned oligarchs altogether invested in this lie (we’ll demonstrate it is a lie, keep reading) at the core of this McCarthy era redux, the Coe Cult clique embedded in the Republicans has seen its investment in Trump come closer to paying off; with the planned elevation of Pence and consolidation of power.

How the Democrats are being snookered in the senate slaying (coming impeachment trial conviction) of Trump without realizing is, the double fraternal brothers (sort of like double first cousins) Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions, very ably conspired to get rid of the neo-liberal mafioso James Comey and wellah! All of the media comparisons are to Nixon and the so-called ‘Saturday Night Massacre.’ Probably 98% of the ‘mainstream’ (the truly fake) news followers are focused on Trump fired Comey without realizing it was Sessions sent up the recommendation.

It doesn’t really matter who’d played the role of Worm-Tongue in Trump’s ear (Priebus is the likely culprit), he took the bait brilliantly.

Pence and Sessions are Republican fraternal brothers, Senate fraternal brothers (we’ll combine the preceding) and Coe Cult (National Prayer Breakfast) fraternal Brothers. If you miss the significance of this last, it relates to the ‘deal’ Trump made with  the religious right to get the conservative evangelical vote (like a mafia don’s kiss prior to a capo killing you.) Mike Pence for his running mate and Jeff Sessions his Attorney General were the requirements, that and not just one general, but several, were the price Trump paid with his ‘art of the deal.’ What a sucker.

Democrat  Chronology

The Clinton controlled (via Wasserman) DNC sabotages Bernie Sanders (with plausible assist via a Clinton aligned CIA engineering primaries computer vote fraud.)

DNC employee Seth Rich leaks the DNC mails to WikiLeaks, demonstrating an inside, proactive sabotage of Sanders’ campaign.

Seth Rich is assassinated by professional hit (likely arranged through the Central Intelligence Agency’s long time professional coordinating hit jobs, Enrique Prado.)

Julian Assange suggests Seth Rich was the DNC ‘hack’ (actually leaked) source but then backs off to what amounts to a ‘Glomar’ response…

…but it is former British Foreign Service Officer Craig Murray appears to have confirmed the often unreliable Assange, with his:

“I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things”

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Craig Murray had been sent packing by Her Majesty’s government for the reason he could not stomach the underhandedness of the Western democracies cozying up to filthy autocrats and unlike Assange, can be considered a reliable reporter. Certainly Murray is not lying. But he is not naming Seth Rich (or anyone) for reasons that may be reasonably assessed .. Murray, a former ambassador, would likely both; understand the implications of the Rich assassination and may have actually been indirectly responsible for the Rich murder with simple clandestine rules breaking (carelessness) that ultimately provided Rich’s identity to the CIA. In any case, Craig Murray is a walking dead man and should come clean. Then, at least he could die knowing he’d done the right thing. Or perhaps he’s taken the clandestine world coward’s route and put together an ‘insurance file’ that insures critical information will only be released in  the event something happens to him. Meanwhile, he’ll keep his mouth shut (as his conscience slowly dies.)

Obama’s lame duck CIA chief, a Clinton aligned neo-liberal, comes up with the “Russian hack” false-flag story to damage Trump and the CIA’s press corps goes into full ‘backstop’ (clandestine term of creating lies to shield lies) mode, so blatant…

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…as to discover the CIA via Washington Post had planted a totally false story on a supposed Russian hack of American infrastructure (such stories are routinely invented to give a sense of continuity to the lies constituting the (in this case) Agency’s proxy/press instigated ‘Russian hack’ hysteria/witch-hunt.)

Republican Chronology

 When Trump had entered the Republican primaries (likely with a MOSSAD push), it became clear the Republican ‘mainstream’ politicians were as out of touch with the party’s non-evangelical conservative base as the Democrats’ ‘mainstream’ were alienated to their Sanders’ progressive base. The CIA’s computer vote fraud team was committed to Hillary in the Democrat primaries and the Republicans were allowed to slug it out with Trump in the Republican primaries.

Trump won with the non-evangelical ‘alt-right’ pushing him over the top but then had to make ‘a deal’ to get the evangelicals on board for the general election. That deal included Pence, Preibus, Sessions and their select military generals (excludes Mike Flynn, an expendable Trump aligned nationalist.) The wild card no one is allowed to so much as mention is the Netanyahu’s MOSSAD covertly backing Trump to get Friedman in the door via Kushner.

The power lines up into these factions; The evangelicals (Pence-Sessions) allied with their ideological friends at the Pentagon (represented in the generals), the Israeli faction (Kushner-Friedman), and lastly, Bannon, representing the non-evangelical nationalist base; an anathema both the evangelicals and Israelis are determined to marginalize.

The Pentagon’s NSA likely neutralized the routine CIA computerized vote fraud (in this case the CIA’s attempt was on Hillary’s behalf) in the general election.

Wild Cards

Meanwhile, the NSA dare not call out the CIA on the Seth Richards hit or the CIA’s the ‘Russians did it’ false-flag cover stories; for two reasons primarily: the evangelicals and their generals would like to reassert control over the CIA, lost with the appointment of Soros aligned John Brennan during Obama’s second term (whence the ‘reorganization’ of ‘the Agency’), and the second, even larger reason being, if all began to unravel at the CIA, the intelligence community as a whole would be threatened; example would be the Pentagon/CIA joint venture trafficking Afghanistan’s heroin. There’s so much institutional or inter-agency incest, no one would be left in secure position. That’s where Comey comes into the play.

The primary job of the FBI director has been, at least since Bush appointed Robert Mueller, is protecting the CIA from accountability concerning:

  1. international arms and narcotics trafficking and associated money laundering (black budget.)
  2. ongoing Gladio false-flag terrorism (consolidation of power over ‘democratic’ institutions.)

At the very last minute Comey likely saw intelligence projecting Hillary’s (and by inference, the CIA’s) defeat and took the bait of Anthony Weiner’s laptop to realign himself with Trump (the consummate opportunist scenario.) Alternatively, the CIA, at the last moment realizing they’d bet on a losing horse, instructed Comey to betray Hillary and attempt to hang on with his move to ingratiate himself with Trump. The evangelicals were able to exploit this by having Sessions recommend Trump fire Comey; a back-stabbing gambit from Trump’s inner circle pointed towards Trump’s eventual removal to place their evangelical man Pence in charge; something they never could have accomplished by straightforward means via the primaries. What will likely happen is, this globalized world’s finances will enable some tenuous ties to Russian money in Trump’s or associates ventures and there will be completely blown out of proportion accusations of concealment that should be enough to push Trump out of office.

The Israelis will tolerate this, their ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ approach (long represented in AIPAC) will kick the can of the American evangelical anti-Semitism (it’s built into their theology) a bit further down the road towards Armageddon. In regards to that, the encroaching missile encirclement that rightfully has the Russians concerned is an offensive move, could eventually, equally play as a missile shield against Israel rather than Iran (which actually makes more sense, Israel has nukes Iran may not yet possess) with the lunacy of the evangelical belief run amok; holding their crusader’s banner will be the last one flying above Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and the Jews as a nation are either converted or destroyed (something the Israelis are well aware of in the marriage of momentary convenience.)

Finally, what few seem to realize is, the military-industrial complex boards, liberally populated with retired generals, are dominated by ‘prosperity gospel’ personalities who believe in two things, primarily:

  1. if you are getting filthy rich it is because ‘God is blessing you’ and
  2. if this all points to Armageddon, all ‘believers’ are blessed because prophecy is being fulfilled

Meanwhile, here’s a pretty good assessment from Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff, Lawrence Wilkerson. One thing he misses is the Seth Rich DNC leak but he nails Pence and the Russian hysteria surrounding Trump’s upcoming removal and associated WAR (yep, that one’s in the works, and it could be a civilization ending event)

“Trump needs a good war and Pence is waiting in the wings to lead it”

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Note: as I find time and inclination, I’ll come back to add links –

NATO or, No Alliance is Too Obscene, is evidence prima facie democracy is a failed experiment in the western civilized experience. Today’s focus is a lesson in ‘democratic principles’ trashing the rule of law.

Turkey:

  1. The highest rate of incarcerated journalists in the world with 140 recently arrested and 200 media outlets shut down.
  2. 120,000 ‘suspect’ government employees fired, including state officers, police officers, teachers, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, all kinds of professionals, in short, anyone opposed to Erdogan
  3. 40,000 arrested
  4. 12 universities shuttered and 1,000 professors fired per: “it has very rapidly turned into a political witch hunt to combine all the political opponents of president Erdogan or the AK party. As part of this, hundreds of academics have been dismissed from their positions, all valuable professors or researchers”

That is, without a doubt, the biggest convicted group of ‘coup plotters’ in the annals of history. Against this backdrop, Pasha Erdogan held his subsequent  ‘make me president for life’ referendum, requiring changing the electoral rules mid-vote so un-certified ballots could be used to push his ‘yes’ vote over the top; and when the professional international monitors officially noted this, the new Emir of Turkey, that is Erdogan, told them “Know your place

Then, USA president ‘The Donald’ called and wished Erdogan countless erotic blow-jobs from his sex slaves, er, political prisoners, or whatever it is they actually say when the rule of law has been anally gang-raped, but acting as if this were the most felicitous possible outcome for a democracy in the western alliance constituting NATO. Then, Trump invited Erdogan to the White House, no doubt to meet with de facto President  Dick Cheney, er, I meant religious fascist Mike Pence.

Now, all of this culminates in the USA’s General James ‘mad dog’ Mattis popping up in Israel to announce Assad goes on gassing his own people when we know it is journalists, judges, police, prosecutors and yes, even members of parliament, are jailed in Turkey for revealing it was Turkish intelligence had arranged the sarin attack that killed well over 1,000 ordinary Syrians in August 2013 (blamed on Assad.)

If anyone misses the significance of this most recent, it has to do with the paranoid-fascist-nationalist (but opposed to USA war in Syria) Steve Bannon has been sidelined on national security issues; Trump son-in-law (gangster) Jared Kushner (read Bibi via Ambassador Friedman), Mike Pence and the generals, primarily, now hold the ‘national security’ portfolio. In a nutshell, there’s the 180 degree Trump turnaround on Syria.

How did this cocktail suddenly all come around to the Pentagon giving field commanders authorization to order up any weapons strike they please per Mad Dog Mattis telling his generals:

“It’s not the same as it was, you don’t have to ask us before you drop a MOAB” [Massive Ordinance Air Blast or mother of all bombs]

There is a likely simple answer. The military hotline set up between the USA and Russians in Syria had been used to notify the Russians to get ‘out of the way’ prior to the USA’s launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles and the 30 minutes notice had been quite adequate for the Russians to get direction from the Kremlin; where subsequently the Russians had employed their Syria based S-300 and S-400 surface to air missile batteries to knock down 36 of the Tomahawks, with 23 Tomahawks through to target, denials on all parties part notwithstanding (the Saker makes a case for electronic warfare in an article that is quite astute until he demonstrates profound ignorance of the USA body politic, Gabbard stands no chance in the present fixed system and Pence, who may be the de facto president already, is by far more dangerous than Trump.)

If this were (it’s the only sensible answer if the Russians are reporting  accurately, the Tomahawk cruise missile shouldn’t develop a nearly 70% failure rate overnight and we know the Americans routinely lie) what had happened, the American generals had been humiliated by a clear message from Putin: Russia has drawn a line in the sand and that line is in Syria. But the American generals hubris is too great to grasp the full implications (alternatively, they expect Jesus to return and ‘save’ them.)

The Americans claim all 59 Tomahawks were on. The Russians state 36 were off and behave as though puzzled by the fact. But it is the subsequent behavior of the Americans that is most telling. Mattis gives his generals free reins to employ any weapon in the field (one presumes tactical nuclear weapons, the MOAB is close) without pre-authorization, shows up in Israel claiming Assad is gassing the Syrians, and suddenly Bibi has a new best friend and the ‘Greater Israel’ project sees new horizons open up with the American alliance in agreement 1) Assad must go and be replaced with a compliant head (of a failed state) in Syria, splitting off Hezbollah from Iran and 2) Iran is the common animus.

Bibi expects the Americans will provide the muscle to fend off Russia, the Americans expect the Israelis will be the platform to take down Iran (something Netanyahu couldn’t get Bush to agree to, let alone Obama.)

And so it is the Mike Pence aligned messianic generals at the Pentagon propose entering a Christian crusader’s sexually repressed orgy of violence together with the messianic (waiting to be saved from themselves) Israelis, all pointed to literal Armageddon.

Meanwhile, back in NATO’s Turkey, Erdogan appears capable of back-stabbing any entity he does business with; at one time or another he’s back-stabbed the Russians, he’s back-stabbed the European Union, he’s back-stabbed the Americans, but most tellingly, Erdogan has back-stabbed his own people.

But that only makes Erdogan an equal partner in NATO; who’ve collectively back-stabbed civilization, whether trading for oil with Islamic State, arming al-Qaida, or more recently, setting the stage for a civilization ending war.

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The preceding insanity updates the following insanity from 2015

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Erdogan

Cold-blooded killer of too many Syrians and Iraqis to count

NATO’s UPGRADED GLADIO is the subject of this essay, where the western democracies enemy Islamic State is Turkey’s favorite fuck-buddy. Call it a play on the Middle East expression ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Only here it is ‘my enemy is my friend’s favorite fuck.’

This week, a result of a lawsuit filed personally by the president of Turkey (Edogan, image on left), two courageous journalists were arrested and charged with treason, terrorism and  revealing state secrets. What had they done? Revealed Turkish intelligence had been caught by some over-zealous local gendarmes when running guns and ammunition to hard-line Islamist militia with close ties to al-Qaida:

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^ Story killed by Erdogan’s police takeover of Today’s Zaman newpaper, click on image to read about the paper’s shutting down

Now, if that were not enough concerning NATO member Turkey’s efforts in ‘the war on terror’, we can back up a mere five weeks and understand Erdogan’s paranoia of free press; it was in October, 2015, two members of Turkey’s parliament revealed it was Erdogan’s intelligence services had arranged the 2013 Sarin gas attack that had killed over 1,300 Syrians:

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Of course this had been blamed on Basher al-Assad by Hussein Obama:

“The evidence is overwhelming that the Assad regime used such weapons on August 21st. U.N. inspectors gave a clear accounting that advanced rockets fired large quantities of sarin gas at civilians. These rockets were fired from a regime-controlled neighborhood and landed in opposition neighborhoods” -Barack Obama

I guess we could call that one ‘my friend fucks my enemy for me.’

And, of course, this past week has been all about satellite images and Russian warplane video of Islamic State tankers exporting oil via… you might have guessed it, Turkey. Well, I guess the warplane images indicate ISIS ‘suddenly not shipping quite as much oil.’ The USA hadn’t even noticed these targets prior to the Russians hitting them, I suppose our religious right generals at the Pentagon would call that ‘sexual abstinence’

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But this next guy would seem to think he’s been fucked in the ass over oil by Russia and that must be why Turkey ambushed a Russian bomber, his name is Hakan Fidan and he’s Erdogans’s intelligence chief:

Hakan Fidan rap sheet: Murdered more that 1,300 Syrians with sarin gas, blamed it on Assad; runs guns and ammunition to Islamic State; imports Islamic State oil to Turkey from Syria and Iraq; accessory to the murder of too many Syrians and Iraqis to count; a close Erdogan confidant

Now, let’s consider what Vladimir Putin had to say in relation to Turkey and by implication its intelligence services chief Hakan Fidan:

“We assume that the top political leadership of Turkey might not know anything about this [illegal oil trade]. Hard to believe, but it is theoretically possible. But if the top political leadership [in Turkey] doesn’t know anything about this, let them find out. I can state that there may be some elements of corruption, secret dealing, they should sort it out” -Vladimir Putin

I doubt Putin was in a good humor when he stated the preceding but his use of irony under the circumstance indicates he’s not in any mood to be fucked with; and furthermore indicates Turkey is going to be fucked but good.

Now, more or less ‘sticking’ with oil, lets look at some sound assumptions; our several intelligence agencies answer to the executive in the western democratic model. It follows, they report to the those same democracies bosses. So, what has Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND or German CIA) boss Gerhard Schindler been telling Angela Merkel? That Assad gassed his own people? Sorry but the BND reputation for intelligence in the region doesn’t allow for pigs growing wings:

Revelations over spying activities by the German foreign intelligence office Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) are undermining relations between Germany and Turkey at an already difficult time. According to a document acquired by Der Spiegel, the BND has been systematically wiretapping its NATO ally Turkey since at least 2009…

voyeur |voiˈyər, vwä-|
noun
a person who gains sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.
• a person who enjoys seeing the pain or distress of others.
DERIVATIVES
voyeurism |ˈvoiyəˌrizəm, voiˈyərˌizəm, vwäˈyər-| noun.
voyeuristic |ˌvoiyəˈristik, ˌvwäyə-| adjective.
voyeuristically adverb
ORIGIN early 20th cent.: from French, from voir ‘see.’

It’s safe to assume Angela Merkel knows whose fucking who when it comes to Turkey gassing Syrians:

The report quotes a US intelligence agent as saying: “No Western intelligence service has as good sources in Syria as the BND does.”

A member of the BND told the newspaper that the intelligence service was “proud of the important contribution [it] is making to the overthrow of the Assad regime.”

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Gerhard Schindler, boss of German intelligence; accessory to the murder of too many Syrians and Iraqis to count

Now, when it comes to Islamic State doing a billion dollar oil business with Turkey, do you suppose the Germans, Angela Merkel particularly, could claim she ‘didn’t know’? After all, according to a United States Defense Intelligence Agency report, the whole idea of “the western powers” fostering the rise of Islamic State was to bugger Assad. Who’re “the western powers” other than Germany? France and its multinational Total Oil Company make a fine next step into the bordello where your enemy is your friend’s favorite fuck:

Bernard Bajolet, boss of Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (French CIA), accessory to murder of 130 Parisians and accessory to the murder of too many Syrians and Iraqis to count

The French company has ignored threats from the central Iraqi government in Baghdad and signed oil deals directly with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, where crude reserves are plentiful and contract terms more attractive than in the south.

“This success confirms Total’s exploration strategy in Iraq,” said Marc Blaizot, senior vice president for exploration at Total

Now, what will French intelligence chief Bernard Bajolet have told France’s President Hollande about Kurdistan having to do with ‘my enemy is my friend’s favorite fuck?’

Well, according to oilprice.com, ‘Kurdistan’ is a deliberately planned for, broken away piece of Iraq where:

“It is important to understand that Northern Iraq is a major market for Turkish exports and that oil and gas from coming Iraqi Kurdish territory is moved on to worldwide markets through Turkey,” Jellyfish President Michael Bagley told Oilprice.com.

“From a financial and logistical standpoint, an Ankara-Erbil marriage is one of exceptional convenience. From our standpoint, Northern Iraq stands to be one of the next great investment areas in the Middle East, and so far, the KRG [kurdish regional government] has managed to out-play Baghdad in the natural resources and investment game”

AND THIS

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Ninewa today is one of the last bastions of al-Qaeda in Iraq, and its blessing of the KRG-ExxonMobil deal is significant in terms of security

Did oilprice.com just say “al-Qaida in Iraq” gave a ‘security’ blessing to a Kurdish Regional Government deal with an oil company? I believe they did. Who is ‘al-Qaida in Iraq’ these days? Why it’s been recently re-branded as Islamic State. Huh. We could call this one ‘my friends who fuck my enemies who’re my friends.’ Or something like that.

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Alex Younger, head of MI6 (British CIA), accessory to the murder of too many Syrians and Iraqis to count

So, how does that all fit into Turkey is a one billion dollar partner in Islamic State oil exports and no one says anything? Let’s ask the Brits:

The attorney general was consulted about Monday’s decision. Karmy-Jones told the court in pre-trial hearings that Gildo had worked with Jabhat al-Nusra, a “proscribed group considered to be al-Qaida in Syria”. He was photographed standing over dead bodies with his finger pointing to the sky

Well, it seems British intelligence had to ask the British courts not to prosecute because MI6 had been funneling arms to the very Syria al-Qaida branch the returning jihadi had fought with. We could call this one ‘I won’t let you fuck my terrorist friend because he helps me to fuck people I like to see fucked.’ Considering this, I kind of doubt we’d get a  straight answer concerning British Petroleum activities in Turkey, you think?

Our downstream business in Turkey dates back to the 1940s and now includes retail fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). We have over 600 dealer-owned and operated fuel stations throughout the country, as well as fuels and LPG terminals and storage facilities. ATAS, the former refinery and currently the largest fuels terminal in the Eastern Mediterranean, is 68% owned by BP. One of our most modern and high-tech lubricants plants is located in Gemlik

But David Cameron most certainly has a report on his desk pointing to BP had exported Kurdish oil via Turkey. Is British spy chief Alex Younger updating him on any BP related Islamic State exports? That’s his  job. Or maybe BP is informing Cameron direct, it’s not like his government keeps the multinational at arms length:

The Foreign Office, for example, held its annual “BP high level dinner” last July, “to strengthen the strategic relationship between BP and the FCO on global economic and energy issues”, according to heavily redacted documents marked “sensitive” and “restricted”. All the top FCO directors from the head of the diplomatic service down through the directors of the main regions, to the heads of the FCO economic, strategy, and “prosperity” units, were on the attendees list

I’ll bet Cameron accused Assad of gassing his own people too:

Cameron said he took “full and personal responsibility for the decision to recall parliament, for the decision to take a strong and principled stand against the gassing of children in Syria, and I take full responsibility for putting forward as generous a motion I could, to bring as many people with me as I could. Everyone who voted has to live with the way that they voted”

He actually meant to say ‘it’s easy to fuck ordinary Syrians [who Erdogan’s intelligence people gassed] when people suck up to my ‘Assad did it’ media lies’ (at The Guardian, no less.)

AND FINALLY

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The ‘special relationship.’ How is it the Pentagon gives the [only just very recently noticed] Islamic State oil-tanker truck drivers 45 minutes warning before blowing up [a few, token] trucks delivering oil to Turkey?

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CIA boss John Brennan; accessory to the murder of too many Syrians and Iraqis to count; close Obama confidant

Do you suppose the CIA’s John Brennan is actually concerned about civilian casualties? That doesn’t seem to concern his boss, ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Obama, in the case of drones.

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Serial killer of nations; cold-blooded killer of too many Syrians and Iraqis to count

I do believe the actual reason is linked to the screenshot of the article on delivery of arms to hard-line Islamists at the beginning of this essay; where in this related story…

Testimony from gendarmerie officers in court documents reviewed by Reuters allege that rocket parts, ammunition and semi-finished mortar shells were carried in trucks accompanied by state intelligence agency (MIT) officials more than a year ago to parts of Syria under Islamist control

…it is intelligence assets are the drivers of the trucks loaded with weapons delivered into Syria. One loaded Islamic State tanker truck driven out of Syria almost certainly out-values, by far, any truckload of weapons driven in. It follows, you don’t bomb your allied fuck-buddies’ fuckers who do the driving. Call it a matter of being discreet: ‘we won’t butt-fuck our fuck-buddies outside of the barracks.’

Meanwhile (this update comes precisely one day since I’d penned the preceding), Erdogan’s government henchmen have arrested and charged the police officials who’d initiated the investigation into illegal weapons transfers to jihadists in Syria:

Maj. Gen. Aydın and retired Col. Cihangiroğlu were arrested on charges of “obtaining confidential information for purposes of political or military espionage; disclosing confidential information pertaining to state security for espionage purposes; attempting to destroy or prevent the government of the Republic of Turkey from functioning; founding or leading an armed terrorist organization.”

Brig. Gen. Celepoğlu was arrested on charges of “attempting to destroy or prevent the government of the Republic of Turkey from functioning; founding or leading an armed terrorist organization.”

Two journalists from the Cumhuriyet daily, Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and the Ankara representative Erdem Gül were arrested last week on similar charges after publishing footage that showed the arms [trucks] were carrying guns, contrary to earlier government claims that they were transporting humanitarian aid:

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^ Erdogan’s ‘humanitarian aid

At the end of the day, if you’re a honest cop doing your job but cross Pasha Erdogan’s dirty dealings with ISIS and al-Qaida, the consequence is simple: “You’re fucked”

Don’t like this shit? Here’s a letter to copy, paste and send plus the email addresses of those people who’ll be most butt-hurt (German Parliamentarians) at having to do something about it: Send a Letter

*On behalf of the people of Paris*

16 December 2015 update: A Turkish member of parliament who spoke to Russia’s RT News about the export of sarin gas from Turkey to Syria has been charged with treason:

https://www.rt.com/news/326084-erdem-rt-interview-treason/

Note on the original post: In March 2016 Erdogan had ‘Today’s Zaman’ newspaper shut down, killing the links to the related stories. However  anticipating this, I saved screenshots and text of the Zaman article on Turkey supplying the sarin gas used at Ghouta, Syria in August 2013. That information is preserved HERE.

Inasmuch as this blog does time to time pick on Israel, the psychopath-cretin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu and Mickey MOSSAD, it really gets old hearing from certain quarters ‘the joos’ are responsible for all gone wrong on this flat earth. In fact, Israel is little more than a small but troublesome state that, without the USA’s Christian Zionist backing, could only fantasize its’ out-sized ‘Greater Israel’ ambitions. That’s why this site does not typically obsess with the Israelis. The Israeli people are little different to most in democratic systems, many more or less decent people ruled by sociopaths who take advantage of office to entertain their own agenda; up to and inclusive of pursuing wars to detract from their many and great failings; whether alignment with religious extremists, incompetence, corruption, egomania, and often, all of the preceding. At the end of the day, Israel is little more than an outpost of empire, a settlement if you will, but just now in a critical circumstance.

Five Eyes (intelligence alliance of UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand & Australia), EU & NATO all overlap in what amounts to ‘the empire’ is my view of it all. There is quid pro quo arrangements throughout. The USA may sit at the top of the hierarchy, but it is the lateral relationships where the foundation is. This is where people miss a lot of what goes on; best exemplified in the autonomous but coordinated intelligence agencies actually aligned to certain corporate boards and associated personalities. When Exxon-Mobil didn’t like Donald Trump’s lack of foreign policy ambitions, on top of the obvious blackmail potential, the geopolitical engineers behind the curtain will pull any stunt necessary to favor those quislings they wish to see rise in the inner circle in case where Trump is clueless, and pull other stunts that will tie Trump’s hands in circumstance where he might go his own way. That appears to be where we’ve arrived at already, Trump has been captured and it’s not yet the first 100 days.

What is interesting these days is it all possibly will become more transparent as the Christian Zionist generals aligned with Mike Pence are in a delicate position – there are powerful corporate neoliberal forces with both common and divergent interests in their present alliance with Christian Zionists (and associated generals who’re actually opposed to the Trump foreign policy election agenda.) Between these, they control the mainstream media and the false-flag narrative, that’s what we see with the most recent Syria chemical crime accusations. If/when Trump is deposed, I expect this momentary alliance (more of a truce) to break down. With Pence in power, these Christian extremist generals will really come into their own and things will get interesting (if they don’t get us all killed with a manipulated Trump’s blown up ego before that.)

The globalist neo-liberals mainly just wish to be filthy rich from the world’s resource conflicts and be in control of it all. The Christian Zionists fully expect (and fundamentally believe in) apocalyptic wars.

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s Zionism pandering to Bibi Netanyahu’s support for the overthrow of Assad (pushing the paranoid-fascist, but in some respects pragmatic, Steve Bannon, out of his central role at the White House, while giving the momentarily side-lined neocons a boost) appears to be playing into the hands of Mike Pence and the generals who’ll launch WWIII before the neoliberal Soros’ diaper can be changed at whatever dementia hostel he’s plotting the USA’s color revolution from.

What the mice at MOSSAD should understand is, the Christian Zionists (read Mike Pence and the generals) fully intend the flag of the crusaders will be the last one flying at the Temple Mount (and every Jew either dead or converted.)

Now, ‘mighty’ MOSSAD, how about rethinking that alliance with Franklin Graham (the insane Bibi notwithstanding.) Puzzle your sorry asses out of the dilemma you’ve created for yourselves; wherein the real power propping Israel up, the AIPAC Christian element, is concurrently dedicated to your ultimate demise (it’s their theology, stupid.)

Mickey ‘mighty mouse’ Mossad

For Jared Kushner, Mike Pence, Bibi Netanyahu & ‘The Donald’

A Heavenly Dialogue

George: Hey Lenny, have you seen Jesus? I’ve got a question for him.

Lenny: He’s never here on weekends, he ALWAYS goes to the Parallel Universe of Tikkun Olam.

George: Why is that?

Lenny: Quantum Mechanics and Communion, every Sunday he’d get all sorts of afflictions if he stuck around, you know, the ‘creating reality’ thing.

George: There has to be a joke in this, right?

Lenny: It’s actually worse than you’d want to think, since the evangelists put words in his mouth to eat Jesus’ body and drink his blood, the liberal Christians give him hives and if that weren’t bad enough, then you’ve got the right-wing pinheads coming down with this cannibal smack, oops, I meant cannibal snack .. all taking a bite out of him, the ultra-right parasite Catholics give him ringworm, the fascist parasitic Protestants give him scabies..

George: Rosicrucians?

Lenny: Rosacia!

George: Holy fuck, no wonder he bails out of the heavens on weekends..

Lenny: Yeah, it’s like why I bailed out of Brooklyn, ultra-orthodox  and little boy butt-fuckery .. all these guys looking like Bavarians in bowler hats with pig-tails in the wrong places, I mean c’mon, wherever you see anything like that, you know something is perverted..

George: Well, I was going to ask him a question, maybe you can help me out. What is up with this ‘Jews for Jesus’ thing?

Lenny: You mean Jews for Jewdas? I mean, here are right wing evangelical Jews praying like Pentecostals for the Jews to be destroyed so they can rebuild the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, call it Christian and get Jesus back .. where’s the sense in that?

George: Well, I was wondering about the ‘makes sense’ part .. I mean, here are Jews trying to covert people into right-wing Christians, and it was right wing Christians had stamped out six million Jews already .. I’d run across this blog “These Jews need Jesus” .. there’s a joke in there somewhere, right?

Lenny: Oh yeah, imagine sending a bunch of pedophile Hasidics to a Puritan chapter of Heaven where no kids are allowed, there’d be a serious riot. As if the corrupt closet-fascist Evangelicals wanted to be outed as well, the schumks!

George: Actually, that’s a GREAT idea.. uh.. Lenny, how many times were you arrested?

On Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer and pick for ambassador to Israel, Friedman could be described as so ultra-right, he’s to the right of Netanyahu:

“There has never been a “two-state solution” – only a “two-state narrative.” The former never existed because a “solution” to the Israel-Palestinian dispute would have required, as a threshold matter, that Palestinians accept Israel as a Jewish state, renounce terrorism, discontinue anti-Israel incitement in their schools and abandon their desire to flood Israel with so-called “refugees” from other countries who never spent a day of their lives in Israel”David Friedman

Like most people, to a greater or lesser degree, Friedman sees his world through a self-serving prism.  The first sentence of his short paragraph is refreshingly straightforward. The remainder of the paragraph is notable for its stunning hypocrisy. Let’s examine the first sentence, first, and then have at the rest of the story.

The ‘two-state’ narrative has always been a lie. It’s not only a case of ‘actions speak louder than words’, but the driving idea of a ‘Greater Israel’ is behind the Israeli intransigence in negotiations (or better said, avoidance of negotiations) towards a so-called ‘two-state’ solution (which under Israeli diktat would be no solution at all.) It is combined social and cultural psychology demands (or drives) the Jewish state towards a ‘Greater Israel.’ This demand is embedded in the mythology of history where ‘Samaria’ and ‘Judea’ are, at one time or another in ancient past linked, aligned with, or integrated to the historical Kingdom of Israel, having little to do with the fact of modern Israel.

According to the Oxford:

Samaria |səˈme(ə)rēə|
1 an ancient city in central Palestine, founded in the 9th century bc as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel. The ancient site is situated in the modern West Bank, northwest of Nablus.
2 the region of ancient Palestine around Samaria, between Galilee in the north and Judaea in the south.

Judaea |jo͝oˈdēə, -ˈdāə|
the southern part of ancient Palestine that corresponds to the former kingdom of Judah.

This next pretty much nails it:

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“The term Judea as a geographical term was revived by the Israeli government in the 20th century as part of the Israeli administrative district name Judea and Samaria Area for the territory generally referred to as the West Bank”

A state does not give the names of one’s historical mythology to an area except that state intends to assert sovereignty over the same. Prior to this, Judea had last been the name of the area under Hadrian’s rule, changed shortly after the era of Agrippa II, the last Roman approved ‘Herodian’, or ‘titular’ king of the Jews, who were NOT a sovereign people.

The so-called ‘two-state’ solution was, and always had been, a geopolitical lie. The purpose of that lie has been, and always had been, to satisfy political correctness relating to international law. The USA and it’s Christian Zionist cohorts never dared to support the annexation of the West Bank as a matter of stated policy, because to do so would be to openly support a rogue state in its transgressions (if a rogue state is to be defined as a state in persistent violation of international law.) This is the purpose the ‘two-state’ geopolitical lie has served, as a cover story that buys time towards implementing the inevitable ‘Greater Israel.’

Inevitable? The USA supported Friedman’s Israel is a nuclear armed state aggressively colonizing the West Bank (with Friedman’s staunch support.) There will be a Greater Israel or there will be mushroom clouds, or perhaps both. People who embrace myths of history are not particularly rational people and Israel is not a particularly rational state:

“For refugees, camps were shelters for the reconstruction of personal and social life, but were also seen as sites of great political significance, the material testimony of what was destroyed and ‘all that remains’ of more than four hundred cities, towns and villages forcefully cleansed throughout Palestine in the Nakba of 1947-9. This is the reason refugees sometimes refer to the destruction of camps as ‘the destruction of destruction.’ The camp is not a home, it is a temporary arrangement, and its destruction is but the last iteration in an ongoing process of destruction.

“This rhetoric of double negation – the negation of negation – tallies well with what Saree Makdisi, talking about the Israeli refusal to acknowledge the Nakba, has termed ‘the denial of denial’, which is, he says, ‘a form of foreclosure that produces the inability – the absolutely honest, sincere incapacity – to acknowledge that denial and erasure have themselves been erased in turn and purged from consciousness.’ What has been denied is continuously repeated: Israel keeps on inflicting destruction on refugees and keeps on denying that a wrong has been done” –Eyal Weizman: ‘The Least Of All Possible Evils’ (Humanitarian Violence From Arendt To Gaza)

Which brings us to the rank hypocrisy going to the conclusion of Friedman’s small paragraph. If there were Jews who were enslaved or fled Roman rule, there were many, many more who stayed in what was no longer ‘Judea’ but what became Roman ruled Palaestina, renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Where are those ancient Jewish people’s descendants today? They’re in Palestine and they’re called Palestinians. The inconvenience for the modern Ashkenazi is, most of these indigenous people had, with passing time, converted to Islam.

Imagine your rural family’s city dwelling uncle Mordecai’s entire neighborhood (Jerusalem) had been convicted of treason by the Roman state and their daughters were consequently enslaved and removed to Italy and surrounding area. Now, some 1,800 or so years later, Mordecai’s and his neighbors’ descendants show up and demand you give them your farm as their rightful inheritance because you are no longer Jewish. That’s what historical myths do to people.

This goes to the most crass aspect of Friedman’s hypocrisy when he had stated his conclusion to the Palestinians demand of a right to return:

“…their desire to flood Israel with so-called “refugees” from other countries who never spent a day of their lives in Israel”

So tell me, David Friedman (this is a rhetorical question), exactly what do your words describe better than Uncle Mordecai’s (put any European nationality here) neighborhood’s progeny descending on Palestine?

There is, after all, an experience shaping the Palestinian point of view.

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