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Initially we had begun by "Subject" but found
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below are a form of archival resources while the remainder is by dating.
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me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)
"If the allegations are true, and if
this was an attack authorized by the Iranian government, Iran hawks are in the
odd position of focusing on a plot that undermines their usual over-hyping of
the threat from Iran. After all, the case for a major “Iranian threat” isn’t
just that the regime has hostile intentions, but that it has the capability to
threaten the U.S. If true, the plot suggests that the threat from Iran to the
United States is even less significant than skeptics previously thought it
was. Note that it is the skeptics of the plot arguing that it doesn’t add up
because everyone assumes the Quds Force is much more lethal and competent.
Iran hawks are reduced to admitting that the threat from Iran is effectively
smaller than the one skeptics of this plot are willing to acknowledge.
This should go without saying, but the plot has no implications for how we
should think about Iran’s nuclear program or Iran’s status as a “rational
actor” where nuclear weapons are concerned. If the plot is true, sponsoring an
assassination of a representative of an avowedly hostile government on foreign
soil would be provocative and reckless, but it tells us nothing about about
Iran’s willingness to build, much less use, a nuclear weapon. Nothing has been
revealed in the last week that makes taking military action against Iran or
Iran’s nuclear facilities any less disastrous and unwise. Nothing that we have
learned in the last week changes the reality that regime behavior becomes more
moderate after a state acquires nuclear weapons. If there are elements inside
Iran who would like to see U.S.-Iranian relations deteriorate further, that
should make us think twice before giving Iranian hard-liners what they
Eunomia » The Alleged Iranian Plot
Another salient feature of the plot as
detailed by the Justice Department is that it appears to have...
"One criticism I’ve heard of the plan
is that while it would be a tax cut for the rich, most people will pay higher
taxes under Cain’s plan. This is unlikely to be true for people who are
working, and spending less than their incomes. Those people would pay at most
9% of their incomes in income tax and 9% of their incomes in sales tax if they
spent all of their incomes on sales-taxable items, for a total of 18% in
personal taxes. But the employee and employer shares of the current Social
Security Payroll tax is more than 15%, which is pretty close to the 18% in the
999 Plan. If people don’t consume their entire incomes, and don’t pay the
whole 9% income tax (Cain deducts charitable contributions from taxable
incomes, and would have additional deductions for those in “empowerment
zones”) they would pay less than 18%, and today anybody who pays federal taxes
beyond the Social Security tax already pays more than 15%. That criticism only
appears to hold water for people who are consum...
Tea Party Caucus of Texas
October 13th Press Conference On Thursday the Tea Party Caucus of Texas
"Let me correct something the press
has almost universally gotten wrong about the Manssor Arbabsiar plot. He was
not originally sent to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US in a
spectacular bombing plot. According to the complaint, after Arbabsiar offered
up his service to his cousin, Abdul Reza Shahlai, sometime in early spring,
Shahlai asked him to find a drug cartel that would kidnap the Saudi
Ambassador. Sometime between that point and July 17, the plot evolved into a
kill or kidnap operation, and then a kill operation. But key details of how
and when this happened rather curiously were not taped by the informant (whom
I refer to as Narc). This raises the possibility that Narc suggested the most
spectacular aspects of this plot, both the bombing attempt and the
assassination, after he got approached to kidnap Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir.
In other words, it is possible that Narc and his government handlers turned
this from a kidnapping attempt into a terrorist plot complete with C4, which
makes it a WMD plot."
I’ve got a timeline below, but
first, a few points.
"Many manufacturers and agribusinesses
support a new trade deal with South Korea, one reason President Barack Obama
and his counterpart from that nation are heading to suburban Detroit on Friday
to tour a General Motors plant where cars are being built with South Korean
But the pact also will make it easier for South Korea to undercut some U.S.
companies, leaving many workers leery of the deal — especially in economically
The trade deal Congress passed Wednesday has the support of the United Auto
Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers. Both say it will create
jobs in the U.S. by increasing auto and beef exports. Textile and steel
workers say it will cost jobs, and even the U.S. International Trade
Commission acknowledges the textile industry is likely to be hard hit."
"The Korea trade deal is the
largest offshoring deal of its kind since NAFTA...Even the official U.S...
"“It has the ring of a far-fetched
Hollywood thriller and even the senior law enforcement official involved in
the investigation admitted to journalists that the alleged plot to kill the
Saudi ambassador to the US did not fit with what was known about the methods
and practices of the supposed perpetrators, the Quds force of the
Revolutionary Guards,” Julian Borger writes in the Guardian. Of the eight
“unanswered questions” Borger raises about the affair, the final one is
arguably the most pertinent:
Could the alleged plot be provocation by an outside agency seeking to start a
conflict between Iran and its enemies? In that case, Arbabsiar is consciously
misleading his interrogators or is being used by his cousin and his
associates, who are working for this third party.
When it comes to outside agencies provoking conflicts, few in the mainstream
media know the most likely culprits better than Borger. In a July 2003 special
investigation entitled “The spies who pushed for war,” the Guardian’s
diplomatic editor exposed the Israeli source of the false intelligence coming
out of Doug Feith’s Office of Special Plans in the Pentagon that bypassed the
CIA and DIA to concoct a justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force:
The OSP was an open and largely unfiltered conduit to the White House not only
for the Iraqi opposition. It also forged close ties to a parallel, ad hoc
intelligence operation inside Ariel Sharon’s office in Israel specifically to
bypass Mossad and provide the Bush administration with more alarmist reports
on Saddam’s Iraq than Mossad was prepared to authorise.
“None of the Israelis who came were cleared into the Pentagon through normal
channels,” said one source familiar with the visits. Instead, they were waved
in on Mr Feith’s authority without having to fill in the usual forms.
The exchange of information continued a long-standing relationship Mr Feith
and other Washington neo-conservatives had with Israel’s Likud party.
In 1996, he and Richard Perle – now an influential Pentagon figure – served as
advisers to the then Likud leader, Binyamin Netanyahu. In a policy paper they
wrote, entitled A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, the two
advisers said that Saddam would have to be destroyed, and Syria, Lebanon,
Saudi Arabia, and Iran would have to be overthrown or destabilised, for Israel
to be truly safe."
"12. In Syria the same media has
followed the same pattern of misreporting and disinformation. It has ignored
or skated over the evidence of widespread killings by armed gangs. It has
invited its audience to disbelieve the claims of government and believe the
claims of rebels, often made in the name of human rights organisations based
in Europe or the US. Numerous outright lies have been told, as they were told
in Libya and as they were told ahead of the attack on Iraq. Some at least have
been exposed. People said to have been killed by state security forces have
turned up alive. The brothers of Zainab al Husni claimed she has been
kidnapped by security forces, murdered and her body dismembered. This lurid
account, spread by Al Jazeera and Al Arabiyya amongst other outlets, was
totally false. She is still alive although now, of course, the propaganda tack
is to claim that this is not really her but a double. Al Jazeera, the Guardian
and the BBC have distinguished themselves by their blind support of anything
that discredits the Syrian government. The same line is being followed by the
mainstream media in the US. Al Jazeera, in particular, having distinguished
itself with its reporting of the Egyptian revolution, has lost all credibility
as an independent Arab world news channel.
13. In seeking to destroy the Syrian government the Muslim Brotherhood has a
goal in common with the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, whose paranoia about Shia
Islam reached fever pitch with the uprising in Bahrain. Wikileaks revealed how
impatient it was for the US to attack Iran. A substitute target is the
destruction of the strategic relationship between Iran, Syria and Hizbullah.
The US and the Saudis may want to destroy the Alawi-dominated Baathist regime
in Damascus for slightly different reasons, but the important thing is that
they do want to destroy it.
14. The US is doing its utmost to drive Syria into a corner. It is giving
financial support to exiled leaders of the opposition. It has tried (and so
far failed thanks to Russian and Chinese opposition) to introduce an extensive
program of sanctions through the UN Security Council. No doubt it will try
again and depending on how the situation develops, it may try, with British
and French support, to bring on a no-fly zone resolution opening the door to
foreign attack. The situation is fluid and no doubt all sorts of contingency
plans are being developed. The White House and the State Department are
issuing hectoring statements every other day. Openly provoking the Syrian
government, the US ambassador, accompanied by the French ambassador, travelled
to Hama before Friday prayers. Against everything that is known about their
past record of interference in Middle Eastern countries, it is inconceivable
that the US and Israel, along with France and Britain, would not be involved
in this uprising beyond what is already known.
15. While concentrating on the violence of the Syrian regime, the US, European
governments (especially Britain) have totally ignored the violence directed
against it. Their own infinitely greater violence, of course, in Libya, Iraq,
Afghanistan and other places, doesn't even come into the picture. Turkey has
joined their campaign against Syria with relish, going even further than they
have in confronting the Syrian regime. In the space of a few months Turkey's
'zero problem' regional policy has been upended in the most inchoate manner.
Turkey eventually lent its support to the NATO attack on Libya, after
initially holding back. It has antagonised Iran by its policy on Syria and by
agreeing, despite strong domestic opposition, to host a US radar missile 'defence'
installation clearly directed against Iran. The Americans say its data will be
shared with Israel, which has refused to apologise for the attack on the Mavi
Marmara, plunging Israeli-Turkish relations into near crisis. So from 'zero
problems', Turkey now has a regional policy full of problems with Israel,
Syria and Iran.
16. While some members of the Syrian opposition have spoken against foreign
intervention, the 'Free Syrian Army' has said that its aim is to have a no-fly
zone declared over northern Syria. A no-fly zone would have to be enforced,
and we have seen how this led in Libya to massive infrastructural destruction,
the killing of thousands of people and the opening of the door to a new period
of western domination.
17. If the Syrian government is brought down, every last Baathist and Alawi
will be hunted down. In a government dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood the
status of minorities and women would be driven backwards.
18. Through the Syria Accountability Act, and through sanctions which the EU
has imposed, the US has been trying to destroy the Syrian government for
twenty years. The dismantling of unified Arab states along ethno-religious
lines has been an aim of Israel's for decades. Where Israel goes, the US
naturally follows. The fruits of this policy can be seen in Iraq, where an
independent state in all but name has been created for the Kurds and where the
constitution, written by the US, separates Iraq's people into Kurds, Sunni,
Shi and Christian, destroying the binding logic of Arab nationalism. Iraq has
not known a moment's peace since the British entered Baghdad in 1917. In Syria
ethno-religious divisions (Sunni Muslim Arab, Sunni Muslim Kurd, Druze, Alawi
and various Christian sects) render it vulnerable in the same way to the
promotion of sectarian discord and eventual disintegration as the unified Arab
state the French tried to prevent coming into existence in the 1920s.
19. The destruction of the Baathist government would be a strategic victory of
unsurpassed value to the US and Israel. The central arch in the strategic
relationship between Iran, Syria and Hizbullah will have been destroyed,
leaving Hizbullah geographically isolated, with a hostile Sunni Muslim
government next door, and leaving Hizbullah and Iran more exposed to a
military attack by the US and Israel. Fortuitously or otherwise, the 'Arab
spring' as it has developed in Syria has placed in their hands a lever by
which they may be able to achieve their goal. "
Truth and Falsehood in Syria
Online news magazine and journal about
Palestine, Israel, the Arab world, and the Middle East. Pales...
"The American government wants the
whole unsuspecting world to believe that the general of the IRGC, which is a
very complex and very sophisticated operation in Tehran, which is more
important than their armed forces, they have intelligence operations all over
the world... They are going to sub-contract a hit – mafia style killing – to a
failed Corpus Christi, Texas salesman with a record of bad checks, and he's
going to contact somebody posing as a member of the Zetas Mexican drug cartel,
and boast that 'I can give you 1.5 million dollars and you're going to hit the
ambassador at his favorite restaurant in Washington... I can provide you with
tons of opium if you want to do business with my contacts in Tehran.'
In a script conference in Hollywood this thing would go to the garbage
immediately. Problem is it's being paddled by the Attorney General of the
"Since the tragedy of 9/11, numerous
crazies and low-level copy-cats have engaged in criminal behavior which they
hoped would result in the deaths of innocent Americans and somehow advance the
cause of jihad. If you ask the leadership of the FBI, most of whose field
agents are tireless, dedicated, Constitution-supporting professionals, it will
tell you that it has foiled about seventeen plots to kill Americans during the
past ten years. What it will not tell you is that there have been twenty
foiled plots; and of them, three were interrupted by members of the public.
The seventeen that were interrupted by the feds were created by them.
We all remember the three that were foiled by diligent Americans: The shoe
bomber, the underwear bomber, and the Times Square bomber. In all of these
cases, the crimes charged were those of attempting to kill and conspiring with
others to do so. In all three of those cases, alert Americans on
transcontinental flights on or the streets of New York told authorities of
bizarre behavior, or actually subdued the threats themselves. There was no
foiling by the FBI. The plotters were – thankfully – bumbling fools who had
poorly planned their criminal behavior, and who ended up harming no one. All
three are serving life terms.
But the more curious cases are the remaining seventeen for which the federal
government has taken credit. They all have a common and reprehensible thread.
They were planned, plotted, controlled, and carried out by the federal
government itself. In all of these seventeen cases – from the Ft. Dix Six to
the Lackawanna Seven to the Portland Parade Bomber – the feds found young men
of Muslim backgrounds; loners who were bitter at America. They befriended
them, cajoled them, and persuaded them that they could change the world by
killing Americans. In all these cases, agents worked undercover and portrayed
themselves to the targets as Arabs of like un-American mind. In some cases,
the federal agents used third parties to act as middlemen. The third parties
are typically persons who have been convicted of crimes and who, in return for
leniency at their sentencings, were willing to work with the same feds who
prosecuted them in order to help entrap whomever else those feds are pursuing.
Thus, in all seventeen of these cases, because of the command and control of
federal agents, no one was ever in danger, no one was harmed, no bomb went
off, and no property was damaged. But in all those cases, the losers whom the
feds targeted each believed that they were interacting with real plotters who
would really bring them cash and bombs. As we know, sometimes the cash
arrived, but the bombs never did. The defendants were essentially charged and
convicted for playing a game with federal agents."
Does the government work for us
or do we work for the government? Can the federal gov...
"You probably wouldn’t know it from
what he’s saying now, but Limbaugh pretty much endorsed Romney when he ran
four years ago. The big moment came as Romney was fighting for survival, fresh
off a near-miss in Florida and needing a big day to prevent John McCain from
running away with the GOP race. Limbaugh announced to his listeners that at
the start of the campaign he hadn’t believed that any of the candidates
represented the three legs of the conservative stool stool (nation security,
social issues, and fiscal policy), but that he’d changed his mind:
I think now, based on the way the campaign has shaken out, that there probably
is a candidate on our side who does embody all three legs of the conservative
stool, and that’s Romney.
The important thing to note here is that Limbaugh said this even though
RomneyCare and the individual mandate at the heart of it had been on the books
in Massachusetts for nearly two years.
It’s funny when you think about it. Limbaugh is currently pleading with his
listeners not to be fooled by Romney’s claims that his law is different than
Obama’s. On yesterday’s show, he played clips of one of Romney’s healthcare
advisers explaining why the laws are essentially identical, then told his
audience, “This issue is not going to go away.” But Romney’s law was
well-known in 2008, when Romney didn’t exactly shy away from promoting it, and
yet it didn’t keep Limbaugh from pronouncing Romney the embodiment of
This illustrates perfectly how irrational and hysterical much of the right’s
response to Obama’s presidency has been. The individual mandate is actually a
concept with deep conservative roots, one that numerous congressional
Republicans touted as an alternative to Bill Clinton’s reform proposal in
1994. This is why Romney had no trouble finding a representative of the
Heritage Foundation to join him on stage when he signed his law in 2008. And
it’s why that law just wasn’t a big deal to Limbaugh and most other
conservative opinion-shapers back in 2008 — and why it only became a problem
for Romney when Obama embraced it at the national level.
It’s not that hard to imagine an alternate universe in which Romney somehow
won the White House in 2008, then muscled through a national version of his
Massachusetts law — with Republican support. But it was Obama who won, and
when he tried to do the same thing, virtually every Republican in America
accused him of destroying capitalism. As Jonathan Bernstein put it, it seems
that to the right the Affordable Care Act isn’t socialism but that Obamacare
"America faced this situation in 1992,
when Senator Paul Tsongas, declaring himself to be cured of cancer, gave Bill
Clinton serious competition for the Democratic nomination. A President Tsongas
would have died just before the end of his first term.
Just as with Cain’s flimsy record, this threat would disqualify a white
candidate. But since men of color are apparently above criticism, it makes the
selection of the Vice Presidential candidate crucial. A President Cain is not
likely to make it through two terms.
Peter Brimelow has pointed out Michelle Bachmann seems to be running for Vice
President. A Cain nomination runs the very serious risk of low white turnout,
since he is de facto as much a member of the East Coast Big Business elite as
Romney. Furthermore, the flyovers have to deal with Affirmative action
beneficiaries in their work places and schools: the experience is negative.
Bachman appeals to precisely the excluded demographic most likely to see a
Cain nomination as an insult.
What the Establishment will want, of course, is Rubio. That way they could
send their true message."
Cain-Bachmann in 2012? Hmmm. The
Cain Mania seems to be building so it is time to look on the bright...
Stakelbeck comments: "Our government's
response to Christians being mowed down in the streets by Islamists and the
Madness: The Obama Administration Calls on "All Sides" to Show Restraint
CBN News viewers
know all about the church burning and riots--driven by Muslims who
attacked peaceful Coptic Christian protestors--that resulted in the
deaths of some two dozen Egyptian Christians in Cairo last weekend.
Well, according to the Obama
administration, those besieged Christians must show "restraint" as they
are being massacred and maimed by Islamists and
the Egyptian military: two factions, ironically enough, that the
Obamis empowered when they threw Hosni Mubarak under the bus and pledged
support for the so-called Arab Spring earlier this year.
Really, you can't make this stuff up.
Here's more, from Keith Koffler's
White House Dossier:
President Obama has responded to
the Egyptian military’s massacre of Coptic Christian protestors in Cairo
Sunday with a pointedly even-handed statement that calls equally on
Christians and the military to show restraint.
“The President is deeply concerned
about the violence in Egypt that has led to a tragic loss of life among
demonstrators and security forces,” Obama said in a statement released
this week. ”Now is a time for restraint on all sides so that Egyptians
can move forward together to forge a strong and united Egypt.”
Incredibly, Obama is not only
equating the deaths of peaceful protestors and their killers, but he is
suggesting that Egypt’s increasingly persecuted Christian minority
should show as much “restraint” as their tormentors and refrain from
vigorously objecting to the growing abuse.
More than two dozen people, most
of them Copts, were killed as security forces attacked demonstrators
protesting the burning of a church.
The Egyptian military has denied
the killings, but news reports, eyewitness accounts, and videos posted
to the Internet contradict the claims, with footage showing armed
personnel carriers ramming through crowds of protestors and a soldier
firing at them. The dead, according to forensic reports, were either
crushed by being run over or were shot.
Three soldiers are also said to
have died, but this appears to have occurred as protestors were fighting
for their lives. There can be no mistaking that this was a slaughter of
The church burning was only the
latest in an escalating series of attacks by Islamists against
Christians and their churches.
Koffler notes that the Obama statement
also calls for the rights of Coptic Christians to be respected. Hooray.
This is similar to June 2009, when, at the outset, the Obama
administration also essentially called on all sides to show restraint in
Iran as the regime's thugs were mowing down unarmed protestors in the
streets of Tehran.
With continuous feckless responses
like this by the U.S. government to Islamist aggression, is it any
wonder that the Iranian regime was bold enough to
plot a terror attack on American soil?
Eddlem comments: "And he called Ron
Paul supporters "stupid" on p. 154 of his new book."
"The only thing we don't know about
these future victims is their names. But we know what will become of them as
surely as we know that night follows day."
"As we reported earlier this week,
Tony Perkins, the principal organizer of the Values Voters Summit derided his
own group’s straw poll as irrelevant after Ron Paul won, dismissing the
results as not being “truly reflective of where values voters stand.”
Speaking before the results were announced, Congressman Paul stated, “If I
win, it wouldn’t be as important to the media than if I lose.”
Indeed, Perkins’ dismissal of the importance of the poll result continues the
trend where straw polls are only deemed important if they are won by
When Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll, the mainstream media gushed
with enthusiasm and immediately classified Bachmann as a frontrunner, while
completely ignoring Ron Paul’s strong second place showing less than 200 votes
behind the Minnesota Republican.
However, when Ron Paul won a big victory in the California straw poll just
weeks later, the corporate press all but blacklisted the story.
Both CNN and Fox News have also...
Republican Strategist Jack
Burkman told Fox Business host Judge Andrew Napolitano that “Ron Paul
"Much of America's military spending
constitutes a perverse form of foreign aid. American taxpayers (and their
creditors) pay for the defense not just of America, but also dozens of
European countries, Japan, South Korea, and a number of other allies and
client states. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, like his predecessor Robert
Gates, is currently hectoring our NATO allies to beef up their spending. But
they would be stupid to spend their own money when they know we will spend for
"One could speculate that the
Rothschilds – maybe the richest and most powerful family in the world – have
decided to wind down the EU experiment. One would like to think so anyway ...
We believe the Rothschilds are perhaps the chief central banking family in the
world, with tremendous, almost unfathomable clout. In the mainstream press,
however, it must be noted that the Rothschilds are portrayed as family whose
great wealth has been dissipated and that they have no more power than
numerous mid-level banking dynasties. Yet in our view, based on an overall
pattern of financial activities past and present, the Rothschilds have
enormous power, far more than the mainstream press ordinarily acknowledges,
probably for obvious reasons.
Such "central banking families" (though chiefly the Rothschilds) are likely
behind the EU, not the Germans or "socialists" or any other group ordinarily
mentioned. The great Anglosphere banking families and their enablers have
spent a lot of time trying to c...
"The cover-story "Chiedi chi era quel"
«Beatle» for the July 15 2009 issue of Wired Italia, the Italian edition of
the US magazine Wired, describes the analysis of the McCartney conspiracy
theory conducted by two Italians, Gabriella Carlesi and Francesco Gavazzeni.
Their purpose for analyzing this conspiracy theory was to provide
indisputable, scientific evidence that would put an end to the persistent
rumors that Paul McCartney had died in a car accident in 1966. However, the
results of their analysis surprised them. Instead of putting an end to the
rumors, their analysis provides scientific evidence that the Paul McCartney of
today is not the same man as the Paul McCartney prior to 1966."
"The Ecumenical Patriarch condemned
the attitude of the deniers of the dialogue "with the heterodox", stressing
that "holding the truth" in the Orthodox Church allows us to not fear "any
deduction or counterfeiting of our holy faith," but he will continue the
dialogue "to persuade the well-meaning of those who dialogue with us.""
A court ruling that interpreted
the term “national defense information” expansively to include uncla...
"Last Friday, White House officials
made at least two public references to Presidential Policy Directives (PPDs).
PPD 1 was cited in a new executive order on computer security and PPD 8 was
cited in a White House blog posting on disaster preparedness. Each Directive
is a significant expression of national policy. Neither one is classified. And
yet neither of them — nor any other Obama Presidential Policy Directive — can
be found on the White House website."
The White House decision not to
make these documents available is a stark reminder of the incoherenc...
"When most people think of the
conflict in the Middle East, they naturally enough imagine Israeli Jews
fighting Middle Eastern Arabs and Muslims. But non-Jews from the Muslim, Druse,
and Christian communities in Israel serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
alongside their Jewish peers. After completing their basic training, these
soldiers swear fealty to the state of Israel on a copy of the Quran or the New
Testament instead of the standard Hebrew Bible."
"Sixty-four years ago, in August 1947,
the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine presented to the General
Assembly a startling and unexpected report, calling for an end to the British
Mandate of Palestine and division of most of the territory into two
independent states, with the Jewish state occupying the majority of the land.
What came next, of course, is well known — a vote in the General Assembly on
Nov. 29, 1947, in favor of partition, and the war that immediately followed.
The decision is viewed in the Arab world as “the great crime,” and Palestinian
leaders, including the current president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud
Abbas, regard it as the original sin that led to the catastrophe, the nakba,
that befell their nation — a disaster they now want the General Assembly to
remedy. What is not widely known is how a possibly pro-Arab committee, or at
least one that was supposed to be neutral, came to issue a report that led
directly to the establishment of the state of Israel. What happened on that
committee’s trip to Palestine, and how were the minds of its members changed
in a way that so radically altered history?"
"Hamas despises Abbas. He is not
allowed to visit Gaza, whose 1.6 million residents he claims to represent.
To implement the unity agreement, Hamas has demanded that Prime Minister Salam
Fayyad, an Abbas appointee who is favored in the West and has led successful
Palestinian institution-building and economic growth, be replaced. The
stalemate over creating a new Palestinian Cabinet and setting a date for
elections has, in effect, cancelled the effort at Fatah-Hamas reconciliation.
With the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the Hamas barrier has been even
more detrimental. Days before Abbas left Ramallah for New York, Hamas
spokesmen adamantly pointed out that the PA president does not represent Gaza.
"Because nobody consulted us, we, Hamas, do not take this issue seriously,”
Ahmed Yousef, the deputy foreign minister in Gaza, told Al Jazeera.
OTHER HAMAS leaders were clearer. Salah Bardawil, a Hamas member of the
Palestinian parliament, warned that Abbas’s UN bid “will cement the
Palestinians’ recognition of Israel’s right to exist.”
Haniyeh, Abbas’s Hamas partner, not only condemned the UN gambit but declared
that he seeks a Palestinian state “without giving up an inch of Palestine or
recognizing Israel.” The Hamas leader confirmed again that for his
organization the occupation began not in 1967, but with the very creation of
Israel in 1948.
Ironically, Hamas found itself aligned, if for totally different reasons, with
Israel and the United States in openly opposing Abbas’s strategy to secure UN
"The arson attack against a mosque in
the village of Tuba Zanghariya in Northern Israel has been widely condemned
throughout the world. Israel’s government and the Jewish state’s president
also condemned the despicable incident, which has garnered wide attention in
the international press, and both of its chief rabbis have gone to the mosque
to express their sorrow.
But a Jaffa synagogue that was struck by a Molotov cocktail on Saturday after
Arab protests against the Netanyahu government cannot expect the same
solicitude. Nor should we anticipate a similar outpouring from Palestinian
Authority figures after swastikas were painted on the Jewish shrine of the
Tomb of Joseph in Nablus last week.
The willingness of a tiny minority of Israelis to engage in violence against
Arabs is reprehensible. The so-called “price tag” assaults on Arab targets in
the West Bank are an outrage and have rightly engendered a full-scale effort
from Israeli police and military officials to find and prosecute the
perpetrators. But the fact Arab violence against Jewish targets is not
considered worthy of much indignation is of great concern.
Part of the problem is the bigotry of low expectations. Since Israelis and
Jews are considered to be too civilized to engage in primitive acts of
violence and vandalism against Muslims, these acts are treated as atrocities
to be deplored. There is nothing wrong with anger about such incidents. On the
contrary, Israelis and their friends should be angry about actions that sully
the country’s good name and offend the values of the Jewish state.
But why are Palestinians not held to the same high standard? If a case of
arson by a Jew is deemed worthy of international outrage, why not a fire bomb
thrown at a synagogue? If “price tag” vandalism in Arab villages is troubling,
why aren’t the same people troubled by swastikas daubed on a Jewish holy
place, especially when hatred at the spot has already bubbled over into deadly
violence against Jews earlier this year?"
Given the non-stop flow of
anti-Semitic incitement that pours out of the Palestinian Authority’s
"When reports about the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "Operation Fast and Furious"
initially surfaced, Americans learned that an agency within their own
government was attempting to cover up details about a covert program to
provide Mexican drug cartels, through straw purchases, with thousands of
automatic weapons, in a bid to trace those weapons back to top cartel figures.
Only, from the outset BATFE agents were never really able to track those guns
very well - that is, until those guns started showing up at crime scenes, one
of which involved the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010."
"One huge problem is the tax fails to
distinguish between industrial junk foods and natural whole foods. Any food
containing 2.3 percent or more saturated fat is included in the tax plan. The
new tax targets commonly recognized junk foods like snack cakes and candy
bars, but it also hits what many consider to be healthy foods, such as
avocados, coconut oil and organic cheese and eggs. Organic whole milk, cod
liver oil, and certain nuts and seeds also make the list."
"We need a theology that will answer
the atheist position about evil, about the process imputed to God since Jean
Paul Richter, Nietzsche, and Dostoevsky (think, for example, of the arguments
presented by Ivan in The Brothers Karamazov). We must abolish once and for all
that image of a "diabolical God" who, from all eternity, controls everything
and thus appears as the only source of evil. "
"Who analyzes power elite memes better
than almost anyone? And then suggests FDR’s failed policies are the solution?
We interviewed Lyndon LaRouche long ago and were struck then (as now) with his
cogent analysis of the problems of money power and the statist nature of his
solutions. He is perhaps the world's biggest fan of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
one of America's most intrusive and warlike presidents. Our interview is
entitled, "Lyndon LaRouche Explains the Collapsing Western Economy and How the
World Really Works" and appeared on June 20th 2010.
Lyndon LaRouche suggests all sorts of statist solutions to the problems he
eloquently analyzes, as noted in his enthusiastic support of FDR. The Occupy
Wall Street movement seems to be doing the same thing. Occupy Wall Street in a
sense could be declared the “Return of Lyndon LaRouche" (to mainstream culture
As we pointed out yesterday, the elite-controlled Adbusters magazine is behind
Occupy Wall Street, along with pseudo anarchist David Graeber. They are the
ones that provided the pseudo anarchist “direct democracy” meme, lifted at
least in part, it seems, from Muammar Gaddafi's little Green Book.
But the movement goes back farther than that, to Anonymous and David DeGraw
and AmpedStatus – groups and individuals that were agitating for Wall Street
demos as early as March of last year.
We’ve had questions about Anonymous in the past and we have little idea of
exactly who David DeGraw is in terms of his real background, though we’ve
mentioned him before. We do know the current Occupy Wall Street movement is
modeled in part on the Arab Spring movements that are evidently and obviously
controlled by the State Dept., CIA, AYM, etc. That doesn’t mean DeGraw is part
of such controllers, of course.
But even allowing for a broad movement with numerous different ideologies, the
solutions being suggested by the Occupy Wall Street crowd all seem to focus on
"Recycling the tried-and-true "GOP
equals racist" narrative, the Post composters published a second Stone-gate
piece on Tuesday claiming that unidentified "minority legislators" had a
problem with Perry's "complicated record on matters of race."
Perry appointed the first black Texas Supreme Court justice, hired several top
minority aides and "enjoys warm associations with many black leaders,"
according to the Post. So what's "complicated"? Unidentified minorities don't
like his "embrace of the tea party movement" (which currently favors black GOP
candidate Herman Cain, but never mind that). They, whoever "they" are, also
seem to be upset that he featured race-hustler Jesse Jackson (you know, the
demagogue who called New York City "Hymietown") in an old campaign ad.
You don't have to be a Perry supporter (and I am most certainly not) to spot
the Post's boulder-sized double standards. These rubble-rakers vetted the
origins and whereabouts of a painted-over inanimate object with far more
investigative zeal than they did with any of the actual living, fire-breathing
race-baiters Barack Obama consorted with before and during his first
"As for Anwar al-Awlaki, the real
question is this: given that the only reason that Awlaki was ever considered a
citizen is because of the birthright citizenship misinterpretation of
Fourteenth Amendment, can we stop talking about him as if he was just like us?
He was born to Yemeni parents visiting New Mexico, he went back to Yemen when
he was 7, and in subsequently returning to the United States he would
sometimes use his nominal American citizenship (to get in) and sometimes tell
people he was a Yemenis (to get benefits available to foreign students.)"
Pat Buchanan describes here how the
objections to the assassination of Awlaki are nonsensical...
Do we have a right to target
enemy propagandists who do not carry out acts of mass murder but encour...
"The key to understanding just how
fake this story is can be found in the New York Times report, which informs
“For the entire operation, the government’s confidential sources were
monitored and guided by federal law enforcement agents, Preet Bharara, the
United States Attorney for the Southern District, said in the news conference.
‘So no explosives were actually ever placed anywhere,’ he said, ‘and no one
was actually in ever in any danger.’”
Translation: the whole thing is phony from beginning to end.
This is another one of US law enforcement’s manufactured “anti-terrorist”
triumphs, where the feds set somebody up, fabricate a “crime” out of thin air,
and then proceed to “solve” a case that never really existed to begin with.
This has been the general pattern of our “anti-terrorist” operations in the US
since the beginning – because finding and catching real terrorists is much too
hard, at least for our Keystone Kops. Instead of going out and actually, you
know, looking for the Bad Guys, and then apprehending them, they lure some
unsuspecting Muslim immigrant into a trap, and spring it when the time is
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(although it sounds far-fetched) ability to worship openly for the time is not
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opined to be the harbingers of that which is prophesied in Holy Scripture for
the bringing about of the End Times which we have already entered. It is
not necessarily their individual members or parishioners that should be blamed
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castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers"
who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for
they exist in these present times too.
Events are already rushing toward
that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully
wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around
both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.
Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the
more informed observer may become apparent.
little things are the laws of the land, economics, politics, the degrading and
erosion of those rights and liberties afforded by the Constitution of these
United States of America and many other things such as the manner with which
entertainments have taken over much of the populace, entering into and becoming
a major focus in worship, and more.
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if you don't want to believe us... Have you heard, seen or found what is termed
(of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or
"Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT?
North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that
what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering
into. And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something
very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its
jurisdiction.... And, we believe this also holds true for many who
are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....
altering the Life and Teachings of
to accommodate the disease of Political
Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church)
breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by - the ancient
which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure &
refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the
other Pillars of the Church, the
but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of
Islam by praying with them and other
such as 'Pentecostalism,'
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in their nomenclature
and others who by their
false and misleading dogmas and doctrines
are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for
exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which
non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being
skilled spiritual father can help you!
cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by
your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy
Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you. And when the Holy Spirit departs,
the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under
disguise of being the Holy Spirit! Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it
is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work
because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his
charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts
are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.
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