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Israeli ‘intelligence’ is fostering US bellicosity toward Iran — but ‘quietly’

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As the U.S. risks a major conflict with Iran, many have pointed out that the U.S. intelligence on alleged Iranian attacks is reminiscent of the faulty intelligence leading up to the Iraq war. And several mainstream sources have said that Israel is behind some of that intelligence. Because, as even the New York Times says, “The gathering clouds seemed of a piece with Mr. Netanyahu’s agenda.”

If Donald Trump has an agenda in the Middle East, it’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s. Lately the president has gone to the extraordinary length of endorsing Netanyahu’s desperate efforts to build a governing coalition– interfering in another country’s election process.

But as usual, Israel is maintaining a low profile in the story of the U.S.’s aggressive actions aimed at Iran. It’s more of a murmurous undertone in the reporting.

Let’s review some of the reporting on Israel’s push for war with a regional rival, at a time when the U.S. is deploying ships and 1500 soldiers to the Gulf, and John Bolton, the national security adviser who came to Trump straight outta Sheldon Adelson’s back pocket, is threatening “unrelenting force” and regime change re Iran.

Last Friday the Pentagon gave a briefing on numerous “threat streams” from Iran. Vice Admiral Mike Gilday, a high Pentagon official described “a campaign designed by the Iranians against U.S. interests” and specified three attacks/threats: attacks on oil tankers in the port of Fujairah, in the UAE; an attack on a Saudi pipeline apparently by rocket from Iraq; and missiles placed on Iranian fishing boats, or dhows, in the strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping lane. He also cited “multiple credible reports that Iranian proxy groups intend to attack U.S. personnel in the Middle East.”

The press grilled Gilday for the source of those claims, but he refused to offer any evidence beyond the repetition that the reports are credible. Fujairah became his battlecry. Look at all the supposition here:

Gilday: The attack against the shipping in Fujairah, we attribute it to the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps]

Q. You haven’t provided any evidence.

ADM. GILDAY:  … through — through intelligence sources that we have…  So the Iranians said that they were going to close the Strait of Hormuz.  The Iranians struck those — those tankers.  The Iranians struck the — that pipeline facility in Saudi Arabia through their proxies in Yemen.

We know that they’re tied directly to those proxies.  We know that they’re tied directly to the proxies in Iraq that launched the rocket.

Q:  Not enough.

Q:  But you’re just saying that.  You’re not — you — can you provide us with anything that backs this up?

ADM. GILDAY:  I can’t reveal — I can’t reveal the sources of that reporting except to say, that in very high confidence, we tie the Iranians to those — to those …

Q:  Well that sounds like WMD.  What do you have to back up your case?

ADM. GILDAY:  I’m not reverse engineering this.  The Iranians — the Iranians have said publicly they were going to do things.  We learned more through intelligence reporting they have acted upon those threats and they’ve actually — they’ve actually attacked.

Though Israel never came up in that presser, three mainstream sources have said Israel provided much of that alleged intelligence about Iran’s hostile actions/threats: Israel’s Channel 13, Newsweek, and The New York Times.

Back on May 16, The New York Times noted the push by Israel for the U.S. to confront Iran.  The Times was very dubious about the Israeli “intelligence about potential Iranian attacks.”

Israeli experts say, without any clear-cut proof, that Iran was behind a pair of recent purported attacks.

On Sunday [May 12], the United Arab Emirates said that four oil tankers had been sabotaged off the port of Fujairah, south of the Strait of Hormuz. And on Tuesday [May 14], Houthi rebels in Yemen, who are backed by Iran, claimed responsibility for drone strikes on a Saudi oil pipeline to the Red Sea.

Israel was providing this intelligence “quietly,” the Times said.

Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the recently escalating tensions in the Middle East.

In meetings in Washington and Tel Aviv in the past few weeks, Israeli intelligence warned the United States that Iran or its proxies were planning to strike American targets in Iraq, a senior Middle Eastern intelligence official said.

Barak Ravid of Channel 13 in Israel made a similar report on May 6: that Israel has passed on “information” about a supposed Iranian plot to attack the U.S., leading to threats by John Bolton.

Israel passed information on an alleged Iranian plot to attack U.S. interests in the Gulf to the U.S. before national security adviser John Bolton threatened Iran with “unrelenting force” last night, senior Israeli officials told me… An Israeli official told me Mossad drew several scenarios for what the Iranians might be planning:

“It is still unclear to us what the Iranians are trying to do and how they are planning to do it, but it is clear to us that the Iranian temperature is on the rise as a result of the growing U.S. pressure campaign against them, and they are considering retaliating against U.S. interests in the Gulf.”

Scenarios Iran might be planning. How vague can you get, huh?

Then there are those dhows.

Newsweek reported on May 16, that the satellite imagery of loading missiles into dhows came not from U.S. sources but Israel and was therefore questionable. Jim LaPorta and Tom O’Connor wrote:

Newsweek has further learned from one Pentagon official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, that this evidence was based on satellite imagery provided to U.S. officials by Israel, an avowed foe of the Islamic Republic…

LaPorta and O’Connor said Netanyahu was “influential” to Trump’s decisionmaking and they dared to write that Israel had done this before: when it pushed the Iraq war in 2003 against a longtime enemy, and provided faulty intelligence.

Netanyahu served as foreign minister in the months leading up to the Iraq War and aided in promoting the Bush administration’s messaging that Baghdad presented a threat to regional security. Iraq was a part of Arab coalitions that fought three wars with Israel in past decades, and Hussein fired a volley of missiles against the country in 1991, a decade after Israeli jets conducted a bold series of strikes against an Iraqi nuclear reactor.

As with Iran today, Netanyahu argued in 2002 that Iraq presented an existential threat due its outward hostility and threats to rain down missiles on Tel Aviv, already in range of groups suspected of receiving Iranian support in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Syria.

“During the lead up to the Iraq War, in 2002, Benjamin Netanyahu told a congressional hearing that there was no question that Saddam Hussein was seeking a nuclear bomb,” Holly Dagres, a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council, and editor of their IranSource blog, told Newsweek.

“That was proven disastrously inaccurate,” she added. “International experts have once again discredited Netanyahu’s statements about Iran. But the Israeli prime minister has closer ties with Donald Trump than any of the previous U.S. presidents.”..

“Both [Saudi Arabia and Israel] would love to see the U.S. military topple the Islamic Republic and install a more palpable regime while not spending any capital of their own,” she added. “Because of their special ties with the United States, they have a role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. This creates a dangerous situation that could pave the way toward an unnecessary war.”

Bolton confirmed meeting with Israel’s national security adviser, Meir Ben Shabbat, on April 15 at the White House, but said no more about it, Gareth Porter writes at the American Conservative. Porter describes the threat assessments as “organized US-Israel subterfuge” springing from a pact reached between the U.S. and Israel more than a year ago to take on Iran.

That April 15 [2019 White House] meeting was only the most recent one between top U.S. and Israeli national security officials over the past year, according to Ravid. These meetings were conducted under a still-secret U.S.-Israeli agreement on a joint plan of action against Iran reached after two days of unannounced meetings at the White House between Ben Shabbat and then-national security advisor H.R. McMaster on December 12, 2017…

Ravid’s story provided details on the four working groups that were formed under the agreement, including one on “Joint U.S.-Israeli preparation for different escalation scenarios in the region, concerning Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.” The Mossad “scenarios” apparently provided the central ideas with which to justify the Trump administration’s subsequent escalatory moves against Iran, including ostentatiously moving an aircraft carrier and a B-52 bomber group into the region…

You’d think this would be a scandal on MSNBC and CNN. The same jokers who helped get us into the worst foreign policy move in US history are at it again. But while the Iraq war is biting Bill Kristol in the butt on Twitter, where Bernie Sanders has called on him to apologize for his role the last time, mainstream sources are doing nothing to remind us that Trump’s biggest donor, Sheldon Adelson, on whom his 2020 fortunes surely rest to some large degree, called for nuking Iran back in 2013.

Adelson and wife Miriam gave $177 million to Donald Trump’s campaign and Republican causes in 2016-2018. They have been repaid by the transactional president in countless ways, notably the destruction of the Iran nuclear deal and the move of the embassy and the presidential medal of freedom for Miriam. Trump surely needs the Adelsons’ cash in 2020; and the Adelsons say themselves that their “mission in life” is protecting Israel. Here Sheldon is in an illegal Israeli settlement just the other day.

Sheldon Adelson is very close to Netanyahu. In fact Netanyahu called for elections in 2015 specifically to head off legislative action against Adelson’s newpaper.

Why shouldn’t we conclude that Trump is Adelson’s pawn yet again on Iran?

Back in 2015 President Obama said that every nation in the world that had spoken out on the Iran deal was in support except one country, Israel. (Even the Saudis were publicly supportive.) Trying to rally political backing for the deal, Obama mentioned Israel 24 times in a major strategic speech at American University, in which he said that he would be abrogating his constitutional duty if he sided with Netanyahu.

I recognize that Prime Minister Netanyahu disagrees — disagrees strongly.  I do not doubt his sincerity.  But I believe he is wrong.  I believe the facts support this deal.  I believe they are in America’s interest and Israel’s interest.  And as President of the United States, it would be an abrogation of my constitutional duty to act against my best judgment simply because it causes temporary friction with a dear friend and ally.  I do not believe that would be the right thing to do for the United States.

Obama got smeared as anti-Semitic for talking about Israel, as Ben Rhodes wrote:

Even to acknowledge the fact that AIPAC was spending tens of millions to defeat the Iran deal was anti-Semitic. To observe that the same people who supported the war in Iraq also opposed the Iran deal was similarly off limits. It was an offensive way for people to avoid accountability for their own positions.

Today politicians avoid the Israel reference, and our news sources aren’t jumping on the angle either.

The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has repeatedly said that the three B’s want war: Bibi Netanyahu, Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Mohammed bin Zayed of the UAE. He tweeted on May 20:

Trump rightly deplores “military-industrial complex” pushing U.S. to But allowing to trash diplomacy & abet war crimes—by milking despotic butchers via massive arms sales—achieves nothing but empowering that same complex. Time to ?

It looks like the Foreign Minister is a lot more plausible than the Trump officials, and their sources.

Thanks to Donald Johnson and James North. 

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  1. Kay24
    Kay24 on May 29, 2019, 2:04 pm

    No surprise. From Bibi making an ass of himself at the UN holding up a cartoon bomb, and warning the world that Iran was months away from bombing the world, to consistent war mongering, and trying to sabotage Obama’s Nuclear deal, which by the way was working, until Bibi “persuaded” Trump to destroy it, the entire world has seen Bibi trying to urge the US to use it’s blood and money to wage the war they yearn for. Not that the US does not have it’s own share of warmongers like Bolton and the other war hawks. Maybe Israel should end this holier than thou attitude and reveal their nuclear weapons too.

    Are they feeding the same fake intelligence to the US, that was also given before the Iraq war?
    Expect doctored tapes, satellite pictures, and false flags.

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso on May 30, 2019, 9:36 am

      @Kay24

      Excellent comment!! Your reference to Bibi “trying to urge the US to use it’s blood and money to wage the war they yearn for” brings to mind the prophetic words of a witness at the 1946 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry as noted by the Avalon Project:

      “The same witness expressed the further fear of the Arabs that a Zionist State would inevitably become expansionist and aggressive, and would tend to enter into an alliance with any Power which might, in the future, pursue an anti-Arab policy. ‘The Middle East,’ he wrote, ‘is a vital region in which all the Great Powers are interested. A Zionist State in Palestine could only exist with the support of foreign Powers. This would not only mean a state of tension between those foreign Powers and the Arab States, but also the grave possibility of dangerous alignments and maneuvers which might end in international friction at the highest level and possibly disaster.'”

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on May 30, 2019, 11:32 am

        Without US support, Israel would have sunk long time ago.

      • eljay
        eljay on May 30, 2019, 12:35 pm

        || Kay24: Without US support, Israel would have sunk long time ago. ||

        Yup. Had the U.S. spent the better part of a century deliberately f*cking with Israel the way it has deliberately f*cked with Iran, Iraq and the Palestinians (among others), Israelis would be shouting “Death to America!” with the same fervour as do “the Arabs”.

  2. jonjames
    jonjames on May 29, 2019, 8:20 pm

    Iran does need watching. What is not needed is an Iran, Turkey, Russia alliance.
    Iran has a lot of sensible, intelligent people. Unfortunately they are not the leaders.

    • RoHa
      RoHa on May 29, 2019, 9:57 pm

      “Iran does need watching. What is not needed is an Iran, Turkey, Russia alliance.”

      Could you explain why, please?

      I do not understand why Iran is a greater threat to the world than other countries of similar size, and I think an Iran, Turkey, Russia alliance might be a stabilizing arrangement in that part of the world. (Though I wouldn’t bet on it.) What am I missing?

      “Iran has a lot of sensible, intelligent people. Unfortunately they are not the leaders.”

      This seems to be the case with most countries.

    • CHUCKMAN
      CHUCKMAN on May 29, 2019, 10:11 pm

      Nonsense.

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on May 30, 2019, 5:59 am

      Iran needs watching just like Saudi Arabia and Israel.

      • echinococcus
        echinococcus on May 30, 2019, 8:17 am

        Kay,

        That’s a good idea. Watch Iran carefully. You’ll see a non-imperial country that complies with international law and avoids aggression, i.e. the diametrical contrary of what the US, including all its Pukes and Dims and Burnies and “liberals” and neocons, stands for.

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on May 30, 2019, 11:30 am

        Echinococcus, I agree. I have always liked Iran and am using some sarcasm there. Iran has not attacked it’s neighbors, or waged wars killing civilians, like SA and Israel. Iran has been demonized here in the US by the war mongers, and of course the war monger in Israel.

    • eljay
      eljay on May 30, 2019, 7:12 am

      || jonjames: Iran does need watching. … ||

      The U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia need to be stopped.

  3. CHUCKMAN
    CHUCKMAN on May 29, 2019, 10:09 pm

    Of course it is.

    All of Trump’s ugly behavior towards Iran is based on his seeking protection and funds from wealthy American interests as protection against being removed from office or not re-elected.

    He got it, I’m sure in spades, but it comes with a big price.

    He has given away to Israel what is not his to give – Jerusalem and Golan – and he has behaved like a maniac towards Iran.

    Netanyahu does not want Israel to fight a war with Iran. He wants America to do it for him, so he can watch it on TV with his feet up and a big bowl of popcorn.

    Ariel Sharon is responsible ultimately for America’s invasion of Iraq, killing so many and destroying so much.

    If there is also war with Iran, it will be Netanyahu’s doing.

    Trump is such a weak, pliable character, full of bluster pretending otherwise.

    https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on May 30, 2019, 6:03 am

      I beg to differ. When Netanyahu watches America shocking and awing Iran, he will be watching it live on tv with his feet up smoking luxury cigars and sipping pink champagne. Sara would have got catered food paid for by the tax payers.
      It seems Israelis have a sick habit of picnicking and watching bombs drop on helpless people, it must be a national pastime.

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso on May 30, 2019, 10:03 am

      @Chuckman

      “All of Trump’s ugly behavior towards Iran is based on his seeking protection and funds from wealthy American interests as protection against being removed from office or not re-elected.”

      Agreed!!

      Your comment brings to mind Trump’s major source of funds, multi-billionaire, Zionist zealot, Sheldon Adelson:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=6sCW4IasWXc
      Short video, Oct. 25, 2013, discussion between Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Sheldon Adelson.
      Adelson declares – “Attack Iran with an atomic bomb”

  4. DaBakr
    DaBakr on May 30, 2019, 12:32 am

    As in the completely “fabricated” mossad heist of tons of internal documents, its always Isreal acting in some insidious manner on MW to avert harm to its greatest ally or to warn passive enemy states of trouble. Of course there are dozens of articles claiming how useless the haul was as if all of its contents would ever be made public

  5. Jackdaw
    Jackdaw on May 30, 2019, 12:57 am

    @Fool Weiss

    ” when it pushed the Iraq war in 2003 against a longtime enemy, and provided faulty intelligence. ”

    No. Netanyahu wanted regime change in Iran, not Iraq. Israel merely went along with it’s long time ally and George W. Bush went to war against Iraq.

    BTW, God, not Israeli intelligence, prompted Bush to attack Iraq.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/oct/07/iraq.usa

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso on May 30, 2019, 9:50 am

      @Jackdaw

      Regarding Iran, perhaps you are unaware of the following:

      “…in May 2003, a conference of the member states’ foreign ministers [of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation] in Tehran ‘reaffirmed its support to, and adoption of, the 2002 Beirut Arab Peace Initiative** for resolving the issue of Palestine and the Middle-East.’ Indeed, an information leaflet about the peace initiative posted on the Arab League’s official website shows the flags of all countries that endorse the proposal, including those of Libya, Syria — and Iran.” (“Why is Israel so afraid of the Arab Peace Initiative?, by Raphael Ahren, The Times of Israel, 18 June 2013.)

      The Beirut Arab Summit Initiative was also “formally accepted by the [then] ‘supreme leader’ of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei. [Furthermore, Sheikh] Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has made it clear that Hezbollah would not disrupt such an agreement if it is accepted by Palestinians [and] Hamas has repeatedly indicated its willingness to negotiate in these terms.” (“On the US-Israeli Invasion of Lebanon” by Professor Noam Chomsky, Znet, August 23, 2006)

      Notably, the Beirut Arab Summit Initiative has also been adopted by the Organization of Islamic States which includes Iran. (Akiva Eldar, “What will happen if Israel ‘defeats’ Obama?” – Ha’aretz, 1 June 2009)

      **The Beirut Arab Summit Initiative (28 March 2002) was presented to Israel in April, 2002. Accepted wholeheartedly by the Palestinians, the Arab League proposals call for a formal peace treaty and normalization of relations, including full recognition of Israel as a sovereign state, exchange of ambassadors, trade agreements, tourism, cultural exchanges, etc., if Israel complies with mandatory international law, e.g., U.N. Security Resolution 242, the U.N. Charter and international humanitarian law (e.g., the Fourth Geneva Convention) by withdrawing to the borders of 4 June 1967.

      Fully aware of Israel’s demographic concerns, the Beirut Arab Summit Initiative does not call for the return of all Palestinian refugees of the 1948 conflict to their homes in Israel. Instead, in accordance with policy first enunciated by President Arafat prior to and during Camp David 2000, Article II of Paragraph 2 “calls upon Israel to affirm” that it agrees to pursue the “[a]chievement of a just solution to the Palestinian refugee problem to be agreed upon in accordance with UN General Assembly Resolution 194.”

      Clearly, “Israel” has no desire to reach a just peace agreement with the Palestinians and Arab states. Indeed, it is patently obvious that “Israel’s” prime objective is to seize and occupy more and more Palestinian and Arab land and drive out the indigenous inhabitants.

      • DaBakr
        DaBakr on May 31, 2019, 1:15 am

        Hamas has made statements it might negotiate a truce along the lines of Arab peace initiative but has NEVER renounced its goal to destroy the zionist entity and reclaim all Israel as Arab land. Your simply playing along with the big wink wink that Arafat always said would be the ultimate goal as well. Get as much as they can thru international pressure and meditation as a stepping stone to retake “all” the land.
        And hezbolla? Israel has no interest in southern Lebanon and therefore no interest in a war with the mullahs proxy paramilitary regime. If there were no Iranian missiles pointed at all of Israel there would be a lot less tension on the border. But, because there are, all sides are prepped for a major conflagration. And the Northern Israelis and most lebanese will bare the brunt of an apocalyptic destruction that Nasrallah truly believes will be reigned in by the international community. It won’t and neither will hamas and its captive citizens be spared if they push the limits.

        And again, PW obsession with proving all Israeli intelligence cooperation with the US, other allies and enemies alike is nefarious is far too naive and deluded for man his age and expertise.

    • James Canning
      James Canning on May 30, 2019, 12:40 pm

      Netanyahu wanted regime change in Damascus and Tehran, as well as in Baghdad. Iraq was merely a bit lower on his list of proposed wars that the US would pursue on his behalf.

      • DaBakr
        DaBakr on May 31, 2019, 1:40 am

        Why wouldn’t anybody with any sense of humanity NOT want regime change in Syria except the murderous Assad clan and it’s immediate cronies?

  6. James Canning
    James Canning on May 30, 2019, 12:36 pm

    Let us remember how Israeli intelligence helped to set up the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty, by Israel, in June 1967.

    • DaBakr
      DaBakr on May 31, 2019, 1:35 am

      @jc

      It was set up by US station chief. Israel carried out. You don’t have to remind people here to remember. You and others harp on it like a touchstone of Israeli /US relations. There are dozens of other evil and murderous US military instigated and carried out plans that killed far more Americans then the Liberty. But we know you won’t harp on them. You also won’t harp on the Hashemite and Assad clans murder of tens of thousands of Palestinians with complete international impunity because that doesn’t fit your preferred narrative either. By all means, don’t forget the USS Liberty but don’t kid yourself that it was some extraordinary event in the post war history of the middle east. It was just another misguided or possibly insidious and avoidable tragedy. But to y’all it’s just an anti zionist propaganda tool. Tired and worn out but still effective for many.

      • Mooser
        Mooser on May 31, 2019, 2:22 pm

        “Dabakr” has retreated into muttering again.

      • Mooser
        Mooser on June 1, 2019, 12:58 pm

        “It was set up by US station chief. Israel carried out. “

        Yeah, the US “station chief” (got his name?) set up the attack on the Liberty,(why, because he was having an affair with the wife of one of the ship’s Officers?) and Israel was only too glad to carry it out. Ho-kay!

      • DaBakr
        DaBakr on June 2, 2019, 4:21 am

        @mssr

        Don’t embarrass yourself. Read left leaning US scholar, professor and writer, Joan Melons Recent book,,,,, somthing like, Blood Under the Water. She thoroughly examines the USS Liberty and implicates much more then just the IDF and suggests it was more a botched us plan involving Israel then anything the IDF felt compelled to accomplish

      • Mooser
        Mooser on June 2, 2019, 12:36 pm

        “Read left leaning US scholar, professor and writer, Joan Melons Recent book…”

        Hold on there, “Dabakr”! Are you sure she is only “left-leaning” and not ‘extreme left’?

      • DaBakr
        DaBakr on June 3, 2019, 3:50 am

        @m

        don’t know. But definitely not a big supporter of Israel. Think she started career as expert in Japanese cinima. That’s how I knew about her. Rashamon. Osa, Kurisawa, Mifune, etc. For introducing me to Japanese cinema decades ago I forgive her any extremist left leanings. I think she is a bit of a nut job but credible

  7. Qualtrough
    Qualtrough on June 2, 2019, 2:52 am

    @ DaBakr

    “Why wouldn’t anybody with any sense of humanity NOT want regime change in Syria except the murderous Assad clan and it’s immediate cronies?”

    Because the bulk of the opposition were head-chopping Islamic fanatics who would utterly destroy Syria and it secular government and further destabilize the region.

    The only reason you give a toss about Syria is because in your Zionist estimation a weakened, atomized Syria would be less of a threat to your ethno-religious dream state.

    • DaBakr
      DaBakr on June 2, 2019, 9:18 am

      @q

      Bull. For years we were willing to live with a chastised H and then B Assad. True the north was quiet. Many accused us of deal with the devil just like now. There is no true Israeli with any respect for brutal child murdering Assad. Only respect is for who can keep its borders under control despite the difference between where they think and we think the border is. Otherwise, Assad and his wife, brother and uncles could drop dead. Funny how those head choppers wrenent afraid of the pope or orthodox patriarch when they massively headchopped Christians. Or murdered and enslaved Yazidi. But they were obviously scared or too intimidated to go after jews.(As if there were more then a handful left anyway in these “great Arab” nations. You can imagine the reason for that from common sense to a vast conspiracy but it hardly matters. We are now teaching surviving Yazidi as are kurds teaching them how to resist, build and defend themselves from further slaughter . Assuming that sounds disappointing to you and many here. The Palestinian BDS movement could care less. They are far more interested in scoring Palestinian hasbara points on US campuses and relating to the ‘distinctly different’ first nation and American blacks to care about fellow subjugated and obscure Arabs like Yazidi, Copts, and nationalist kurds

  8. annie
    annie on June 2, 2019, 2:13 pm

    True the north was quiet…no true Israeli with any respect for brutal child murdering …head choppers wrenent afraid of the pope…massively headchopped Christians…enslaved Yazidi…obviously scared or too intimidated to go after jews….We are now teaching surviving Yazidi … teaching them how to resist, build and defend themselves from further slaughter

    master hasbrat in the house!

    • DaBakr
      DaBakr on June 3, 2019, 3:56 am

      @an

      Oh really? I suppose you don’t believe any of the videos masterfully produced and proudly spread by head choppers killing dozens of Christians on beach are true. And you support the Assad clan. Greatest mass murderers of Palestinians in the world. It’s all a hasbara plot.

  9. just
    just on June 5, 2019, 12:02 pm

    Not really O/T:

    U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tuesday. …”

    more @ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nuclear-saudi/u-s-shared-nuclear-power-info-with-saudi-arabia-after-khashoggi-killed-idUSKCN1T52ER

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