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Trump’s line on ‘shithole countries’ is a mainstream view in Israel

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Trump’s “shithole countries” statement about Haiti, Africa and El Salvador has been heard across the globe. Media outlets were quick to note an earlier meeting where Trump said that Haitians “all have AIDS” and that people from Nigeria would never “go back to their huts” if they came to the United States.

It’s good that mainstream news organizations are calling out the pathology, that this is not dismissed as yet another slip of the tongue. But a very similar discourse and pathology, rightfully considered outrageous by many Americans, is rather mainstream in Israel. 

So let’s start from the left – indeed, let’s start with a ‘leftist hero‘ – former Prime Minister Ehud Barak: 

Barak has depicted Israel’s situation as a “villa in the jungle”. This phrase has become iconic, and according to Haaretz chief editor Aluf Benn, is a sentiment shared by most Jewish Israelis. Think of it – the “villa in the jungle” notion combines both the “shithole countries” as well as the “Nigerian huts” notion. And Barak gets away with it. Indeed, Barak’s racist incitement against Palestinians is not a one-time slip-of-the-tongue. In an interview with Israeli historian Benny Morris in 2002 in The New York Review of Books, Barak said of Palestinians: 

They are products of a culture in which to tell a lie…creates no dissonance. They don’t suffer from the problem of telling lies that exists in Judeo-Christian culture. Truth is seen as an irrelevant category. There is only that which serves your purpose and that which doesn’t. They see themselves as emissaries of a national movement for whom everything is permissible. There is no such thing as “the truth.” 

Shock horror! Do we see what Barak is doing here? He’s not only saying that all Palestinians are simply pathological liars, but that it’s because they are supposedly not part of the “Judeo-Christian culture.”

What if Trump said this? Well, indeed, Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon did say such things, but many people recognized his statements as outrageous. Barak kept his respectable aura. And as for the man who interviewed him – Benny Morris – also a ‘leftist’ – said that Palestinians are like a “wild animal” that “has to be locked up in one way or another”, and that “something like a cage has to be built for them”. (Memo to Morris: something like that has in fact been built for them.)

Let’s not overlook the fact that Morris has actually congratulated America for its genocide, as it helped make ‘America great’:

“[E]ven the great American democracy could not have been created without the annihilation of the Indians”, he said. 

Moving on to other Israeli examples, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara, Netanyahu’s Palestinian “puppet”’, has recently called African refugees a “sanitary nuisance” (Friday). He also suggested a death sentence for supposed propagators of ‘fake news’. Seriously. He’s the one who also said about Al Jazeera in September that “If they wanted to open their mouths, they can do it at the dentist”.

Who talks like that? It’s exactly like Trump, isn’t it? This is the language of fascists. 

And what about Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who advocated the decapitation – with an axe –  of Palestinians who are ‘disloyal’, and suggested that Palestinian prisoners be drowned in the Dead Sea. He also called Palestinian-Israeli Lawmaker Haneen Zoabi a “terrorist” for partaking in the Mavi Marmara freedom flotilla.

Lieberman’s predecessor, Moshe Yaalon, said that the Palestinian “threat” is like “cancer”, and that “at the moment,” as army Chief of Staff,  he was “applying chemotherapy”. 

And Yaalon is the “moderate”! He quit Likud last year because “extremist and dangerous forces have taken over Israel and the Likud movement and are destabilizing our home and threatening to harm its inhabitants,” as he said. So he formed his own party that would represent the “responsible right”. Because “cancer” needs to be treated “responsibly”…

Culture Minister Miri Regev has also called African refugees a “cancer in our body.” While echoing Benny Morris’ genocidal prescriptions, Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi has warned that Palestinians may be bringing a “third Nakba” upon themselves.

The late minister Rafael Eitan likened Palestinians to “drunken cockroaches”.

Deputy Defence Minister Eli Ben Dahan said that Palestinians “are like animals, they aren’t human” (again echoing Morris). 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has called Palestinian children “little snakes” and advocated their genocide. Shaked is Justice Minister. Let that sink in.

Israel is basically Trump on steroids. With all the outrage about Trump’s racist remarks, it would be good to get a perspective about this in relation to the supposed “villa in the jungle”. That “villa” could just as well be considered a Trump hotel.


These words are not merely offensive because of their blatant racism, but because they are uttered by people with power, who have a decisive effect upon policy.

And when we look at Trump’s policy, we should remember that Trump started out his Presidency with the notorious ‘Muslim ban’. Israel has had a Muslim ban from the start, as I wrote at the time.

Trump loved the idea of ‘walls’. The “wall” and its inherent notion of “strong, incredible borders” is what he promised in his election campaign. When he came into office, he claimed that Mexico would pay for it, even as the administration asked lawmakers for $18 billion in order to add 316 miles of walls and fencing along the border and bolster 407 miles of existing barriers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hastened to congratulate Trump:

“President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea”, he tweeted.

See? Israel is setting the standard, and boasting of it.

So now Israel is making its next outrageous move regarding African refugees (mostly from Eritrea and Sudan), and is seeking to forcibly deport almost all of the nearly 40,000 refugees to a third country – Rwanda. Haaretz headline from Friday: “Israel to Pay $9,000 to Any Civilian Willing to Help Deport Asylum Seekers by Force”. Indeed, the Population and Immigration Authority published a notice that it is hiring 100 inspectors on a temporary basis for terms of two years to round up the refugees.

Job requirements: “The job requires a high school education. Experience in combat or security is a plus”, the ad states.

What innovation, huh? All in order to get those “infiltrators” out, sending them to possible torture and death at sea.

There should be no doubt, that the Africans are not welcome because they come from “shithole countries”, as Trump would put it. “Some Trump admirers are inspired by Israel’s tough treatment of African asylum seekers,” Rebecca Vilkomerson of Jewish Voice for Peace tweeted yesterday.

Indeed, Fox news host Tucker Carlson congratulated Israel on its new measures. He tweeted:

“a ‘deportation force,’ if you will. It’s not America, so nobody seems to mind them enforcing their borders.”

The far-right news website Bretibart ran a piece headlined “How to Successfully Stop Illegal Immigration: Follow Israel’s Model.” According to Breitbart, the following was Israel’s five-step process: 1. Build a barrier; 2. Forcibly deport illegal immigrants; 3. Provide incentives for illegals to leave on their own; 4. Cut off all government funds (that assist asylum seekers with food or shelter, including detention facilities) 5. Crack down on employers who hire illegals. (As Alison Kaplan Sommer reported in Haaretz).

Trump’s “shithole countries” statement was a slip exposing the tip of the iceberg of white supremacist attitudes, and Israel is once again providing the US with an unabashed model of just how this racism can become manifested in policy. The “villa in the jungle” idea is the one that white supremacists uphold about themselves in the U.S.

Though Barak was a bit more cunning, because he said “villa” first, and “jungle” second, Trump was more crass. He just said “shithole countries”. But they basically mean the same thing.

Jonathan Ofir

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  1. ckg on January 16, 2018, 10:21 am

    When Trump made his “shithole” disparagements, I was reminded of the racism in Leon Uris’s Exodus, which depicts the “stinking” Arab villages with “overwhelming stench” and “vile odors.” From the footnotes of Finkelstein’s Beyond Chutzpah:

    Putting aside its apologetics for Zionism, the sheer racism of Uris’s blockbuster [Exodus] bears recalling. The Arabs, their villages, their homes—to the last, they’re “stinking” or engulfed in “overwhelming stench” and “vile odors.” Arab men just “lay around” all day “listless”—that is, when they’re not hatching “some typical double-dealing scheme which seemed perfectly legitimate to the Arab,” or resorting to “the unscrupulous ethics of the Arab … the fantastic reasoning that condoned every crime short of murder,” or “becom[ing] hysterical at the slightest provocation.” As for Palestine itself before the Jews worked wonders, it was “worthless desert in the south end and eroded in the middle and swamp up north”; “a land of festering, stagnated swamps and eroded hills and rock-filled fields and unfertile earth caused by a thousand years of Arab and Turkish neglect. … There was little song or laughter or joy in Arab life. … In this atmosphere, cunning, treachery, murder, feuds and jealousies became a way of life. The cruel realities that had gone into forming the Arab character puzzled outsiders. Cruelty from brother to brother was common.” Truth be told, not much has changed in official Zionist propaganda (Leon Uris, Exodus [New York, 1959], pp. 181, 213, 216, 227, 228, 229, 253, 334, 352—53).

    • Marnie on January 16, 2018, 12:03 pm

      The aryan zionists like to talk about ethiopian people’s hygiene – apparently they feel it doesn’t exist. “Smells like ethiopians”. A girl in my daughter’s high school class was regularly called ‘sudanit’ – she was ethiopian, but it didn’t matter to the racist boy who told his class he hated ‘immigrants’. Amazing since 99.9% of so-called israelis are immigrants or their parents/grandparents were. Course the immigrants to israel haven’t made it better, unlike the immigrants who went to america.

    • CigarGod on January 16, 2018, 12:48 pm

      I had forgotten what a shithole my brain was in my youth.
      But, the antidote wass simple…it just took one dose…one visit…and I realised it was I who had been living in a shithole.

  2. JLewisDickerson on January 16, 2018, 10:41 am

    RE: Barak said of Palestinians: . . . They see themselves as emissaries of a national movement for whom everything is permissible. There is no such thing as “the truth.”


    [EXCERPT] . . . On the eve of the last election, just now, Netanyahu announced that there would not be a Palestinian state as long as he was in power. When the Americans remonstrated, he repudiated himself. Why not? As his Likud predecessor, Yitzhak Shamir, famously said, “It is permitted to lie for the Fatherland.”

    SOURCE –

  3. CigarGod on January 16, 2018, 10:46 am

    Unfortunately, it isn’t just Trumps association with their disreputable country; it is the embrace of the country, and it’s actions by congressional leaders.
    Worse, it is the silence of so-called liberals. A silence that indicates agreement. They refuse to put condemnation in their Dem party platform…giving the impression that the party is nothing more than a hobby.

    • Keith on January 16, 2018, 3:59 pm

      CIGAR GOD- “Worse, it is the silence of so-called liberals.”

      Oh, it is much worse than silence. Complicity says I. Senate minority leader Charles Schumer was a strong supporter of the US embassy move to Jerusalem. Additionally, he supports the blockade of Gaza. Below is a quote and link to Norman Finkelstein on Schumer.

      “And on these questions, a lot of the Democrats, including Schumer—or especially Schumer, I should say—are worse than Trump. So, for example, after the Mavi Marmara incident in 2010, when Israel killed the passengers aboard the humanitarian vessel, the Mavi Marmara, killed 10 passengers, Charles Schumer, he went before a group of Orthodox Jews, and he said, “The people of Gaza voted for Hamas. They voted for Hamas, and therefore economic strangulation is the way to go.” Now, bear in mind what that means. We’re talking about a population, more than half of which are children, who are living under a medieval siege. And what he’s effectively saying is we should continue starving them, until they vote or get rid of Hamas. Now, what do you say about something like that?” (Norman Finkelstein)

  4. JLewisDickerson on January 16, 2018, 11:51 am

    RE: The far-right news website Bretibart ran a piece headlined “How to Successfully Stop Illegal Immigration: Follow Israel’s Model.” According to Breitbart, the following was Israel’s five-step process: 1. Build a barrier; . . . 5. Crack down on employers who hire illegals.

    MY COMMENT: But . . . but . . . but, just last month, Trump commuted the sentence* of one of these employers who had hired hundreds of illegals (nearly 400 illegals out of 800 employees total)! So, intsead of “cracking down” on employers who hire illegals, Trump actually commuted the sentence of a ‘poster boy’ for employers who hire illegals.
    What’s the deal?
    What the hell’s going on?

    * SEE: “Trump and the Meat Tycoon: Backstory to a Commutation” | by Martha Rosenberg | CounterPunch | December 25, 2018

    After he served 8 years of a 27-year sentence for money laundering, kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin had his sentence commuted.

    On May 14, 2008, hundreds of officers from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) swooped down on Agriprocessors, the nation’s largest kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, with helicopters in the largest single-site raid in US history, arresting half of the eight-hundred-person workforce. Two hundred and ninety Guatemalans, ninety-three Mexicans [“rapists”, according to Trump, two Israelis, and four Ukrainians were marched off to a waiting phalanx of buses and vans and a makeshift detention center.

    Initial charges against Agriprocessors’s employees included harboring illegal aliens, use of child labor, document fraud, identity theft, physical and sexual abuse of workers, unsafe working conditions, wage and hour violations, and shorting workers’ pay. According to the search warrant, one thousand discrepancies between worker names and social security numbers occurred in three years. There was even a methamphetamine production plant existing within the slaughterhouse, sanctioned by management. At the time Barack Obama, then an Illinois senator, weighed in on Agriprocessors. “They have kids in there wielding buzz saws and cleavers. It’s ridiculous,” he said during a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa.

    Three hundred workers served federal prison sentences of five months for identity theft, and human resources managers and floor supervisors were convicted of felony charges of harboring illegal immigrants. Agriprocessors itself filed for bankruptcy. While thousands of child-labor charges were initially filed against Agriprocessors’s owner, Aaron Rubashkin; his son Sholom; and others, the charges were dropped as prosecutors unspooled elaborate financial wrongdoing at the plant, which they pursued instead.

    In 2008, Sholom Rubashkin was convicted of eighty-six counts of federal-bank fraud in connection with loans to the company, including fabricating fake collateral for loans, ordering employees to create false invoices, and laundering millions through a secret bank account in the name of Torah Education, reported the New York Times. Sentencing documents also suggest the Postville mayor, Robert Penrod, may have received or extorted money from Agriprocessors to discourage unionizing at the plant.

    The immigration raid was not Agriprocessors’ first troubles. In 2004, an undercover video showed cows very much alive after being “slaughtered” and having their throats cut, and it led to a USDA investigation that “reported many violations of animal cruelty laws at the plant,” says the New York Times. A year and a half after the cruelty video, the Forward paid a visit to Postville and reopened public scrutiny. Hundreds of semi-indentured immigrant employees were working ten- to twelve-hour shifts, six days a week, for $6.25 to $7 a hour, wrote the newspaper calling them “the impoverished humans who do the factory’s dirty work.”

    Before the immigration raid, Agriprocessors had six Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations in one year, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints that supervisors extorted bribes from workers. Employees were untrained and unprotected from dangerous equipment, reported the Forward. Two workers required amputations in one month, and one was still working at the plant with a hand missing when the Forward visited, “hoping to collect enough to pay off his debts back home.”

    After the immigration raid, prosecutors asked for a life sentence for the young Sholom Rubashkin, citing his lawlessness and lack of remorse, more than one dozen former US attorneys cried to the judge: Unfair! “We cannot fathom how truly sound and sensible sentencing rules could call for a life sentence—or anything close to it—for Mr. Rubashkin, a 51-year-old, first-time, nonviolent offender,” said a letter signed by former attorney generals Janet Reno, William Barr, Richard Thornburgh, Edwin Meese III, Ramsey Clark, and Nicholas Katzenbach.

    Nonviolent if you leave out what happened to the workers and the animals at Agriprocessors.


    ■ ALSO SEE: “Kosher Industry’s Woes Reach a Poor Village in Guatemala” | By Summer Harlow | | December 24, 2008
    LINK ➤

    • Marnie on January 17, 2018, 7:12 am

      Kosher slaughter = trachea/esophagus violently pulled out of animals throat. Blight on the nations.

    • Arby on January 18, 2018, 8:33 pm

      So much for progressive Ramsey Clark.

  5. Maghlawatan on January 16, 2018, 12:23 pm

    Steve Bell cartoons in the Guardian. His motif for Trump is a toilet.
    Ironic that Trump used the word shithole.

    Israelis think they are superior of course but nobody’s groupthink is as dumb as theirs.
    Jewish state runs apartheid. WTF

  6. catalan on January 16, 2018, 1:45 pm

    His comment is poorly phrased. Yet, growing up in a place where communism was being built was fairly awful. Bullying, nastiness, corruption and rule by morons prevailed while the dear leaders talked about the future when everything would be free. The result was that when the doors finally opened, a fifth of the population left the country to work as cab drivers in the rotting capitalism. So, maybe not shithole, but what kind of place does that to people? Why would people choose to serve as slaves to the spoiled and whiny Californians if it was so good?

  7. Jon66 on January 16, 2018, 3:34 pm

    I think he was just paraphrasing Eljay,
    “being less bad than Saudi Arabia, Mali, African “hell-holes”, China and 19th-century America. ”.

    • eljay on January 16, 2018, 7:03 pm

      || Jon66: I think he was just paraphrasing Eljay,
      “being less bad than Saudi Arabia, Mali, African “hell-holes”, China and 19th-century America. ”. ||

      I can’t take credit for that list of countries. It was your fellow Zionists here on MW who, after boasting about how great Israel is, felt the need to defend it by comparing it favourably to these countries.

      For example, here is Zionist Jew defending the “moral beacon” and “light unto the nations” “Jewish State”:

      … And tell me, African states are all hellholes, everywhere Africans go they fill their land with crime and poverty, why should we expect Israel to be any different? …

      Ain’t Zionists grand?

    • Jon66 on January 16, 2018, 10:06 pm

      It’s not the list it’s the characterization. You have consistently used the term. Are you saying that you disagree with the terminology but just use it?when you use it it’s nit racist?

      • Sibiriak on January 16, 2018, 11:17 pm

        @Jon66 I thought eljay was paraphrasing (or caricaturing) a Zionist “whatabout” argument with that list and characterization , not expressing his own views.

      • echinococcus on January 17, 2018, 7:30 am


        Thank you. By the Zionists’ own admission, then, the Zionist entity is the shithole-in-chief.
        Also, you still don’t get plain English: nobody said the characterization itself is racist, if it corresponds with objective reality (as it doubtlessly does in the case of the Zionist entity.) It is racist when part of otherwise racist statements, as those by various Zionists.

      • eljay on January 17, 2018, 7:36 am

        || Jon66: Eljay,
        It’s not the list it’s the characterization. … ||

        It’s Zionist Jew’s characterization. If you have an issue with it, take it up with him.

        || … You have consistently used the term. … ||

        I have and I’ve already explained why. Sibiriak gets it. I know you do, too, even though you’re pretending you don’t.

      • Jon66 on January 17, 2018, 9:10 am

        “It’s Zionist Jew’s characterization. If you have an issue with it, take it up with him.”

        From an earlier quote by Eljay,
        “It’s funny how Zio-supremacists never pick a relevant example such as, say, Denmark, Austria or Canada when it comes to defending their oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist state.

        It’s always Mali or Saudi Arabia or African “hell-holes”, and always about being just a little bit better than the worst rather than being as good as the best.”

        As you see, he is using the pejorative to describe those countries that are “worst”. The use of the phrase reinforces the description. If you don’t agree with it, don’t use it. It’s BS to say, “If you have an issue with it, take it up with him.”. Eljay is the one perpetuating the term.
        Personally, it’s not something I would say.

        “nobody said the characterization itself is racist”
        I think most people think the characterization is racist.

      • annie on January 17, 2018, 9:44 am

        use of the phrase reinforces the description. If you don’t agree with it, don’t use it.

        he was quoting zionist jew

        if you do not agree with it jon, don’t use it. but in avoiding eljay’s point and going on some purity patrol citing the term again, by your own standards, aren’t you reinforcing the description? the very thing you’re accusing eljay of doing. and frankly, i find his quote of zionist jew’s term effective.

        African states, in contrast, couldn’t care less about their “brothas.” The “refugees” are escaping from being persecuted by their brothas. Which population group, the former or the latter, would a state rationally want in it’s country? And tell me, African states are all hellholes, everywhere Africans go they fill their land with crime and poverty, why should we expect Israel to be any different? It’s doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting a different result. If the brothas want good government, they should’ve stayed under colonial rule.

        jon, the link is above. if the oozing racism offends you. go to the source.

      • Jon66 on January 17, 2018, 9:58 am

        OK, I give. If everyone else here thinks it’s fine, I’ll go along.
        It might be helpful to get a list of the countries we are talking about so we are on the same page. I wouldn’t want to miscategorize a “hell-hole” country as one of the “best” or vice versa.

      • annie on January 17, 2018, 10:04 am

        list? that is why i quoted the original usage:

        African states are all hellholes…. why should we expect Israel to be any different?

      • eljay on January 17, 2018, 10:07 am

        || Jon66 @ January 17, 2018, 9:10 am ||

        You suggested that Trump was paraphrasing me. I pointed out that your fellow Zionist, Zionist Jew, was responsible for the term. You moved the goal-posts, as you are wont to do. But I’m not interested in playing your dishonest little game.

      • Jon66 on January 17, 2018, 4:14 pm

        “I pointed out that your fellow Zionist, Zionist Jew, was responsible for the term”
        And that’s were we differ. I think the person who uses the term is responsible for it.

      • annie on January 17, 2018, 4:33 pm

        yourself being the exception! because you used the term yourself, quoting eljay — thereby perpetuating it. o what a tangled web we weave…

      • eljay on January 17, 2018, 7:17 pm

        || Jon66: Eljay,
        “I pointed out that your fellow Zionist, Zionist Jew, was responsible for the term”
        And that’s were we differ. I think the person who uses the term is responsible for it. ||

        OK, I’ll play this game. A quick scan of your archive indicates that you are responsible for:
        – referring to undocumented Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “murderers”;
        – calling IDF soldiers “institutionalized settler terrorists”; and
        – suggesting that “Zionism gives people a reason to hate Jews”.

      • echinococcus on January 17, 2018, 7:18 pm

        John 66,

        Thank you for confirming again, right away, that you don’t understand plain English.

      • eljay on January 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

        || Annie Robbins: yourself being the exception! because you used the term yourself, quoting eljay — thereby perpetuating it. o what a tangled web we weave… ||

        Jon66 hates it when he gets caught with his pants down…and yet he keeps pulling his pants down in public.

      • Jon66 on January 17, 2018, 8:10 pm

        That’s just ludicrous. There is a difference between quoting a phrase verbatim in quotation marks and using one word within a sentence without any obvious antecedent reference or obvious source.
        If I wrote a sentence and referred to someone using the N-word, but put it in quotes because some guy in my mind used it 3 years ago, it would still be offensive.

      • amigo on January 18, 2018, 7:48 am

        “If I wrote a sentence and referred to someone using the N-word, but put it in quotes because some guy in my mind used it 3 years ago, it would still be offensive.”jon 66

        It isn,t in eljays Mind.It is on zionist Jews lips.Check the link and stop wasting cyber space.It only serves to make YOU look ridiculous .

        Do you discount statements made by zionist leaders decades ago that support the zionist narrative as being in someone,s mind or are those statements carved in stone.

        Your the person being offensive.

      • eljay on January 18, 2018, 7:49 am

        || Jon66: Annie,
        That’s just ludicrous. … ||

        In March of 2014, during his attempt to defend the behaviour of Israel by comparing it to African states, Zionist Jew characterized African states – ALL of them – as “hellholes”:

        … And tell me, African states are all hellholes, everywhere Africans go they fill their land with crime and poverty, why should we expect Israel to be any different? …

        Why ARE African states hellholes? Why is it that not a single one of them is a nice place to live? …

        According to your Comments archive, you’ve been on MW since June of 2014. What’s truly ludicrous is this:
        – For ~3-1/2 years, my reference to Zionist Jew’s characterization of African states hasn’t troubled you one bit (at least not enough to ever mention it).
        – Suddenly you’re terribly offended by my reference to Zionist Jew’s characterization of African states.
        – But for some strange reason, you still don’t seem to be the least bit bothered by the fact that Zionist Jew – one of your brothers-in-supremacist-arms – actually made that characterization of African states (and, as far as I know, has never retracted it).

      • eljay on January 18, 2018, 8:03 am

        Anyway, I’m done with this particular distraction of yours. I suppose it won’t be long before you launch into another one.

      • Talkback on January 18, 2018, 8:18 am

        eljay: “– calling IDF soldiers “institutionalized settler terrorists”; ”

        Wait, that was me. Don’t take it away from me. It was one of the most moral things I ever wrote on MW!

  8. JLewisDickerson on January 16, 2018, 8:30 pm

    I always enjoy seeing that wonderful photo of Bibi and The Donald amid the glittering splendor of Trump’s “deeeeee-luxe apartment in the sky”. I wonder if Michelangelo” really did paint that fabulous ceiling. I read somewhere that Trump is really proud of it, and likes to boast of its beauty.
    The woman who bought the apartment immediately below Trump’s appeared in a documentary** made in the early 90’s, and said she never got a moment of peace because there was always construction going on up there. I believe she said she finally had to file a lawsuit against Trump over the noise.

    * Michelangelo Noriega, that is

    Suppressed Documentary Part 1 of 12: The Documentary on Donald Trump He Tried to Suppress [05:44] ➤


    “Suppressed Documentary Part 1: The Documentary on Donald Trump…”

  9. Arby on January 18, 2018, 8:09 pm

    “He also suggested a death sentence for supposed propagators of ‘fake news’.” I’ll read the comments now, on the off chance that there’s a link there. I’d like a link or something for this. I was in a coffee shop earlier today and discussing politics, and my blog, with a friend. 21st Century Wire disappeared my comment, twice and then when I emailed them to ask whether they flagged it, giving them a link to the comment (on my blog), that was met with silence – so far. At the same time, traffic to my blog died. It’s never been great, but it’s rarely only 1 hit a day. It’s up to 4 today, but that’s still crap. This is discussed on 21st Wire and all websites that are experiencing the tender affection of the deep state’s social networking tools (which progressive themselves can’t seem to divorce). My friend’s response was to ask when is it going to advance from disappeared posts to disappeared bodies?

  10. Arby on January 18, 2018, 8:23 pm

    This is an excellent report.

    • annie on January 19, 2018, 5:04 pm

      hysterical kaisa!

      • Mooser on January 19, 2018, 10:37 pm

        Our President (well Putin’s President, anyway) spoke today on abortion. Here’s what Trump said during his televised speech at the anti-abortion rally:

        “Right now in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the 9th month. It is wrong. It has to change.”

  11. jackal on January 21, 2018, 2:30 pm

    So, How do you condense a lengthy article like this down to the 500 word limit of most letters to editors?

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