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  • The crisis of the American Jewish community
    • Yep, nothing's changed, nor will it, listening to the POTUS candidates. The three unchangeable factors: Weapons industry; the Milltary -industrial-security complex Ike warned about to no avail, Israel First politics, (Washington warned us about generically) the domain of really big, single focus special interest money, main media 's complicity.

  • Like it or not, Obama is a liberal Zionist
    • Who will save Israel from itself? Check out this picture of Netanyahu's Israel today: link to

      Note, the writer reluctantly draws an analogy to Hitler's Germany in its propaganda department, control of media, education, etc.

    • June 4, 2009
      Excerpt from Obama's Cairo Speech:

      "At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine's. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop.

      Israel must also live up to its obligations to ensure that Palestinians can live, and work, and develop their society. And just as it devastates Palestinian families, the continuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza does not serve Israel's security; neither does the continuing lack of opportunity in the West Bank. Progress in the daily lives of the Palestinian people must be part of a road to peace, and Israel must take concrete steps to enable such progress."

      Nearly seven years later, Israel is still building settlements, on Obama's watch and Bibi has stated there will be no Palestinian state on his continuing watch. Obama just gave him nearly two billion dollars in military provisions merely to stop him from yelling about the Iran Deal until after it's signed in a month or so. With promise of another free squadron of F-35s to boot; all this supplementing the usual $8.5M per day, not to mention another half billion in missile defense stuff.

      When Obama leaves office, Israel will still be making more "facts on the ground," and, if anything, the US will be giving Israel yet more free stuff. Obama will not have had done anything at the UN to pressure Israel towards accountability. The next POTUS will do more to support Israel than even Obama has.

  • Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation
  • Kim Philby's last straw
  • The grotesque injustice of Obama's speech at the Washington synagogue
    • @ hophmi


    • Hitler also was fond of bringing up what the Americans did to the natives. Too, at table talk when contemplating the Jewish Question, he'd scoff, "Hey, who remembers what was done to the Armenians?"

    • @ hophmi
      "The US-Israel relationship is about shared values."

      What shared values?
      Name some.

  • Losing public opinion on BDS, activists turn to 'lawfare'
    • If memory serves, the bill vote in both Illinois houses was 100% in support. And Indiana and NY are copying the legislation. The free speech infringement is glaring. Where's MSNBC on this breaking news? Ugh!

  • JVP to Obama: 'Shared values' means opposing Israel's systematic discrimination against non-Jews
    • Obama also recently said he cherished the Israeli kibbutz system. Is it possible he doesn't know that communist style system practiced racial purity? Those places wouldn't even hire a single Arab although they were very cheap labor.

    • Apparently there's a few golf clubs that Obama has yet to play in: link to
      Oh well, he likes to play basketball too.

    • God favors those who are not fryers, freiers, suckers; laws are made to be broken, only suckers stand in line, Israelis jump to the head of it; the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Americans are easily led. Nerds. Chutzbah uber alles!

    • Yes, Obama knows exactly what he's doing. And he's preparing for a nice comfy life style after he leaves office, speeches, books, and a key to the best golf clubs. He's not planning on being outside the Zionist media moneybag culture for principles as Carter is. Basically, he told his audience what they wanted to hear: The Palestinians don't make good peace partners; it's their fault. He tossed the Palestinian people under the bus. He feels free to buck whatever is left of the white establishment in his own country, the country which has given him everything, but he won't buck the power of single-focus Zionist dollars and our hasbara main media outlets. He's like just another member of the Black Caucus in Congress. He never rose to his own Cairo Speech Challenge--he'd rather play golf, so long as its at the best clubs. This is why he won't be withholding any veto to at last make Israel accountable for its rogue conduct, for all the US taxpayer money it keeps getting--this year it's the usual $8.5 Million per day, plus interest on that, plus the half a Billion or more he put into enhancing Israel's missile defense, plus the $1.9 Billion in big and small bombs, bomb guidance systems, etc he just gave Netanyahu to quit bawling loudly until the Iran Deal is signed, plus another couple of squadrons of those pricy F-35s. I bet it adds up to 7 or 8 Billion so far in 2015, with more to come!
      I guess that would pay for some college tuition & better bridges for Dick and Jane, eh?

  • Sam Harris and the dangers of false atheism
    • What does God have to do with anything? What do those who believe God is on their side have to do with anything?
      Answer: Nothing
      Answer: Everything
      Nothing changes. Nobody learns from History.

    • Yes, and how many folks actually have a deep understanding of their intent? This all goes to serious self-awareness, not a popular activity. Know Thyself. I would add, and then act accordingly, and don't project in the Freudian sense. As a lawyer, I know that once I see that the legal litmus test is "intent," I know justice will never be served when any legislative activity or bill, law is involved. Actually, in the US, there is one group of legal activity, legislation, that booted "intent" out long ago, i.e, the civil rights cases that put "disparate impact" over intent, when judging the law--that sucks too. So now, where are we?

  • Sheesh: A conservative response to the special relationship
    • Jeb Bush, James Baker, and the Pro-Israel Mega-Donors link to via @My Catbird Seat

    • Hey, the EU just got its own AIPAC clone: link to

    • Here's a detailed report on the F-35, including what countries are involved in developing it & what the problems are with it, cost, etc
      link to

    • typo: correx: $1.8 Billion

    • @ Peter Field
      See tree's comment.
      Generally, of the usual annual $3.1Billion military aid US gives Israel, plus interest, 26% does not go back to US weapons companies; instead, it is devoted to subsidize Israel's own weapons industry in direct competition with US companies. Israel is the only foreign state with such a deal re the interest and subsidizing of foreign competition. Just one of every transaction between US & Israel where Israel is a unique case, and always gets the better deal. Our very first FTA was with Israel in 1985 and it clearly is not reciprocal; in fact it's the result of Israel First spies in US who slipped to the Israeli negotiation team ahead of the talks the complete strategy of the US negotiation team and all the details on the US companies involved in the background.
      Congress has never had the guts to reform this crappy deal even though the spy element is now well known.

    • Israeli press says it's just to keep Israel not screeching and only until the Iran Deal is signed. Have seen nothing on this in US main media.

    • Many Western countries worked with US on research & development of the F-35; Israel did not contribute. Those F-35s are very expensive. They are only part of the deal to keep Israel quiet only until the Iran Deal is signed (It will start squealing again before the ink is dry, to get more from US). The Pentagon also offered, additional to the F-35s (which will bring the total up to 50 gifted to Israel):
      8,000 smart bombs
      14,500 smart bomb guidance systems
      50 bunker busters
      4,100 small" bombs (110 kilograms of explosives)
      3000 Hellfire Missils (For Attack Apache helicopters)
      Total cost !.8 Billion
      Plus 3000 bomb guidance systems

  • Zionism is tired
    • The English are an interesting people--they give us Shakespeare. yet also "The White Man's Burden. And, of course, the brutal domination of Ireland and Scotland for how many years?
      These days, I figure the next result impact on humanity is Dickens is all that's worth preserving. The rest should fall, same as their teeth--maybe even the Beetles & Rolling Stones, swiped from black Americans, as Elvis did. Of course it's arguable those guys actually helped black Americans immensely--very arguable.

    • Israel whole Brand depends on its edulcorated form of fascism. BDS is giving it a run for its money, but I see the US State Department's various state legislation defining anti-semitism/hate speech is aggressively fighting BDS, with Indiana & Illinois, NY all adapting their state & local pension funds to block any criticism of Israel as hate speech, jew hatred.

    • Jewish Israelis view goys, including the US government, as fryers, suckers; if you need some recent proof (more recent than Netanuyah's statement America is "easily moved," try reading the recent article & comments on MW re Obama's bribing Israel to quit bawling so loud until his Iran Deal is signed.

    • I dunno, Illinois, Indiana, and next, NY, all passing laws to silence criticism of Israel. The Federal definition of "anti-semitism" allows them to do so, and said definition is copied by some US states. There is a direct attack on the US 1st Amendment when it comes to anything critical of Israel, and our media is not up in arms; in fact, it's totally silent, complicit.

    • @ amigo
      yes read the very recent article on Obama's compensation to Israel for not bawling so loud about the Iran Deal until after its signed on this web site. If there ever was the proverbial spoiled child, it's Israel.
      As if that huge bribery just to pipe down is not enough, Obama's going to placate the Israel First folks today at a famous US synagogue:

      To mollify his Jewish critics, Obama Speaks About Anti-Semitism at Washington Synagogue link to

  • Netanyahu cancels controversial 'apartheid' buses plan, but there have been segregated West Bank buses for years
    • What's pathetic is US taxpayers pay for this stuff & are unaware--compare how the US main media supported the Civil Rights movement here.

  • Maybe next time it's Arab Americans who will be interned by U.S. gov't -- Rand Paul launches filibuster
    • Good luck with that. Mayer Rothschild said, "Whoever controls the money needs no standing army to control the country." One big US bank was fined recently for fraud; a lot of money for the average person, but a pat on the wrist to such banks. Besides, the CEO didn't get the fine, the bank's investors will take the hit. If memory serves, the Nazi banker, Schacht was set free at the Nuremberg Trials. (He had the highest IQ of the defendants.) In comparison, the ex school teacher Julius Streicher, was hung for exercising his crude anti-semitic writing and cartoon skills. (He had the lowest IQ). How many Americans even know that one of the new banking rules defines your banking account deposit funds as a debt which can be used by a bank to keep it afloat, a forced "bail-in." to bail-out your bank?

      Fox News had some pundit on yesterday that dismissed fear of the mass data mining of private citizens--he said the system didn't involve invasion of privacy by humans, but merely collection of contacts, mere algorithms. His competition countered a federal court's verdict was that the program was unconstitutional.

  • Letter from Baltimore
    • PS: The new "Minister of Justice" in Bibi's Israel is intent on deleting the power of Israel's High Court to protect civil rights, such as they are: link to

    • The US Supreme Court cases provide Constitutional judicial relief against discriminatory and abusive municipal police action "under color of law." But Israel has no Constitution; it substitutes a web of "Basic Laws." However, juxtaposed to these laws, are 50+ discriminatory laws, and growing. Further, the Israeli High Court is fast losing whatever feeble teeth it has had protective of the citizen's civil rights. In Israel, the high court is not "the supreme law of the land; there is no preemption by said court of the law of the land. OTOH, in US, the winning political party's regime appoints SCOTUS judges in a de facto two party system; the results devolve to who can get five SCOTUS judges to reach a majority
      verdict setting policy for the whole country. The Israeli's have coalition governments, and may be seen IMO as more reflective of the state values at any given time. What do you think?

    • Good article. Police are the last defense against "the Wild West." Wouldn't lack of legal economic opportunities, a dirth of two parents in the home, growth of single teen mothers under "the Nanny State" the negative aspects of the power of the Teacher Unions, the cultural erosion of a sense of duty and responsibility, all contribute to this mess? This bunch of related problems comes to a head, so to say, in the black ghettos; but it's spread across rural and small town USA also--with no sign of stopping.

  • Civil Rights Groups Tell Gov. Pence: Don’t stifle free speech -- Support for BDS is not Anti-Semitism
    • Looks like the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism is part of the problem: link to

      Blows a giant hole in the First Amendment, making the number one beneficiary of US foreign aid tax dollars immune from criticism! And the main media most folks watch is totally silent. Ugh! Why don't they just make Bibi Netanyahu POTUS and be done with it since increasingly, the US constitution does not seem to mater anymore when it comes to anything remotely touching on Israel.

    • NY legislature is going to copy Illinois bill: link to

      They say if BDS supporters can do it, anti-BDS supporters can do it too, such as elected representatives of the people, e.g., make government pension funds stop investing in any company that supports BDS. Ugh! This is outrageous. Who will take state laws that include criticism of Israel in their definition of anti-semitism to federal court? Why hasn't that been done yet?

    • – Illinois on Monday became the third state in a month to pass legislation formally opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. But going further than non-binding anti-BDS measures in Tennessee and Indiana, the Illinois bill took concrete action against those who boycott the Jewish state.

      The legislation—which unanimously passed both the Illinois House (102-0) and Senate (49-0), and will be signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner—prohibits state pension funds from including BDS-participating companies in their portfolios.

      “Illinois is the first state to take concrete, legally binding action against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, providing a legislative model for the rest of the country,” said Jacob Baime, executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition.

  • 'NYT' obit turns the murderous settler rabbi into a 'contentious firebrand'
  • The U.S. is at last facing the neocon captivity
    • @ David Doppler
      From a comparative cultural point of view, when a freier/frayer aka sucker culture, USA meets an Israeli culture that says, "laws are made to be broken," whether it's waiting in line for service, or circumventing international law, the dispute is what it is, for that reason.

    • @ hophmi
      Fukuyama later said that neocons had a habit of conflating Israel's problems with US problems; in short he retracted his earlier view that the puny state & sole superpower had the same interests.

    • @ Brewer
      No. although that should be the calculus for those speaking in the interests of the US public. Truth is, the de fact calculation is, what's good for the 1% here & simultaneously, for Israel, as Israel sees it.

    • Even General Petraeus told Congress US blind support of Israel painted a target on every US soldier abroad. It was even broadcasted on CSPAN. And that everytime he went anywhere, the first subject any Arab diplomat brought up was US rubber-stamping of Israel's policies and conduct in the region. BTW, Petraeus (Betray US) at the time, had a briefcase under his feet that he never used; it contained documentation galore of what he said. Nobody in Congress pushed him to clarify, show evidence; they just "moved on," as in "Nothing here, let's move on." Main media also dropped this ball, and our Press stenographers for their own careers have never showed any interest.

    • @ Mooser
      Geez, I'm so old I had to give up tending my tiny tomato garden due to lack of energy, too many bugs, crows, squirrels, etc; there's nothing like fat tomato off the vine, with some salt. But this articles touches many on MW over its years, & I've read all of them since 2008, plus many other sources. I think Big Oil had little to do with Bush Jr's war on Iraq; I think PNAC had a lot to do with it--and is still operating in a bipartisan way, for regime change in ME states Israel does not like as they're not cooperative enough with Israel's agenda. The only bone of contention with the neocons and Israel was that Israel wanted to screw Iran first, not Iraq, but Israel took a temporary back seat to Bush Jr's desire to attack Iraq as it didn't like his Daddy, and to Chaney, who stood to gain lots of $ from an attack on Iraq; the Zionists in the neocon camps had to go along with that, as did Israel--both would've preferred an attack on Iran first. They are pushing for it now on bipartisan basis, but Obama's intent on Iran Deal for legacy reasons, & last time Obama left attack on Syria to congress, Putin stepped in, making it easy to withdraw war for an increasingly tired and war impoverished US public. Even if Obama gets his Iran Deal, Israel makes out because Congress will continue to be bought by orchestration of AIPAC donor dollars and Israel First Billionaires and Israel, never the fryer/freier, sucker, will get "such a deal!" in the form of 50 super expensive free F-35s and more defensive missile systems, courtesy of US tax payers, the ultimate suckers, blinded, bamboozled, laughed at by Israel & US main media & Congress. When Smedley Butler wrote War Is A Racket, Israel did not yet exist. His ghost should write a new book about how that's still true, but now, US Zionists have added an extra ingredient to core content of US aggression: America's Jewish Establishment, just a "slight" twist on the old WASP formula, one that morphs the motive to not just Imperial profit but also Israeli hegemony in ME, with more lebensraum to come.

    • Yeah Snowden!

    • No doubt PNAC derived from Yinon's strategy for Israel. After the 9/11, "the new Pearl Harbor," (cf: Reichstag Fire, Gulf of Tonken, Remember the Maine, etc), the neocons-Zionists got busy ASAP; Frum added a macro: "War between cultures, Axis of Evil", main bone of contention with Israel is that Israel wanted Iran knocked out first & Shrub/Chaney wanted Iraq knocked out first; Americans won; but do to no rational or slightly thoughtful post attack plan, all fell apart. US media should explain this to the public because the neocons-zionists-PEPs are still toiling to do the PNAC agenda at expense of US blood & Treasure, even though PNAC now operates under a different handle.

    • Media definitely worked as stenographers for Chaney et al. The goy neocons manipulated the facts around their determination to attack Iraq for oil & the Jewish contingent did the same, in behalf Israel. All really knew what they were doing. Brit Intel & CIA gave evidence there was no connection of Saddam with Al Quaida nor that Sad Sack had WMD. Downing St Memo, etc. Still Waiting for main media to get into this; Chris Matthews wants to, but he's sticking vague for now.

    • OTOH, Chris Hayes showed Pelosi saying she didn't go with the neocon intelligence data at the time & thought the data did not evidence a reason to attack Iraq. Barnie Frank said the Democrats who voted for the war were those, like Hillary, who were POTUS wannabes. Lesson learned? Frank says we have learned the lesson. He says Lindsey Graham would invade Chicago.
      Frank says some interventions are good. Frank dissed Hayes as a noninterventionist. Frank said should have ended war in Afghanistan once Al Quaida guy killed.

    • Chris Matthews tonight kept asking the question re who's responsible for getting us into War on Iraq? He noted nobody is asking this question. Yet he never mentioned PNAC, the neocons or the Israel Lobby. No mention of the Special Plans unit under Bush JR packed with Jewish Zionists. Nor did he tie any answer in with the push for war on Syria and Iran. Finally no mention that Jeb Bush circle of consultants are all former consultants for Daddy Bush or/or Bro Bush, including Wolfowitz, the architect of the Iraq War. Your thoughts?

    • Jewish Geography: Jews counting influential Jews in disapora.
      Anti-Semitism: Gentiles counting influential Jews in dispora.

  • Rubio calls out Clinton over settlements -- and his biggest donor funds one
  • Settlers Supporting Settlers: Towards an explanation of the US/Israel relationship
    • You can google the Ottoman census and early Brit census; you will see how many Jews lived in the area during the early years of Zionism. Also, the Nuremberg & Toyko Trials of 1945-1946 & Geneva progeny ended historical justification for wars of aggression, dispossession, "spoils of war,: etc--Israel never got the memo even though Germans in their 90s are being hunted down even as the Nakba is still on-going.

    • @ Mooser
      Yes, this was documented in Black's book, The Transfer Agreement. I've heard it's best to read the original edition as later editions have been edited by the author after he got a lot of flack upon the original publication.

      BTW: New film on Nazi links to Zionism sidesteps the toughest questions link to via @intifada

    • Yes, it cost a lot to settle, or even do initial trade, natural resource exploitation ventures--Columbus got financed,

    • I don't know how relevant this article is today, but it seems remote from today's reality. In US, if you show the famous painting of Custer 's last stand to any American kid, they will laugh at it, white, brown, and black alike. The main problem towards justice today is not any western settler past glue, but big Zionist money on the political candidate auction block. This goes for US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and of course we have Germany's guilt and Churchill's remark, "the Germans, they're at your throat or at your feet." If it were not for Germany & US foreign aid/reparations, Israel would not be robust today, would be a backwater with little to offer without that aid it could no longer afford to use the natives as lab rats to perfect war & security weapons and tactics.

    • @ Donald
      Zionist Pam Gellar always refers to Muslims as "savages." She put it on her billboards, and recently repeated it in US tv cable news.

    • We are post two world wars, which were fought against racist governments and today, to support Israel's policy and conduct is to shit on all the allied troops and civilians who died in WW2.

    • How strong is the Jewish lobby in Australia, New Zealand? Zionists today rely on white racism for the continued prosperity and expansion of the state of israel.

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