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DC’s Israel NEVER Shuts Down
By Brother Nathanael Kapner January 9, 2019 ©
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“HOW MUCH MORE AMERICAN BLOOD must we shed before Congress does its job?” asked Trump in his ‘wall’ speech while in the throes of the government shutdown.

Yet while the squabbling persists between Democrats and Republicans; between Schumer (treasonous Jew that he is) and President Trump; there’s no dispute when it comes to legislating on behalf of Israel.

Paychecks of Federal workers can hit the sh#t can, and 41 million low-income citizens dependent on food stamps for survival can be in want, but cutting out the First Amendment so Israel doesn’t fall under the censure it deserves takes precedence over any act that might benefit American workers, low-wage earners, and taxpayers.

For in the first piece of legislation of the 2019 GOP-controlled Senate, Marco Rubio issued his S1 anti-BDS bill that criminalizes boycotters of the apartheid state of Israel.

“The Senate forgot what country they represent,” cracked Rashida Tlaib.

“This is the US where boycotting is a right. Maybe a refresher on our Constitution is in order then get back to opening up our government instead of taking away our rights,” she added.

Like Pizza Hut’s personal pan pizza, every hack on the hill has his own ‘personal pan Jew’ that fills his campaign coffers with Jewish bribes.

Rubio got his billion dollar matzah ball Jew too, Norman Braman, who can squeeze Marco’s burritos any time he sees his Hispanic water boy getting out of line.

Why would Rubio force Americans to promise to act on behalf of a foreign power so they won’t get thrown in jail?

Because America is run by Jews. For in a democracy the highest bidder rules DC.

MORE AMERICAN BLOOD indeed will be shed in the Middle East now that Trump is back-peddling on his pledge to withdraw all US troops from Syria.

“‘I never said we’re doing it quickly,” flip-flopped Trump in order to cover for Bolton who rushed to Israel to assure Netanyahu that US troops were essentially in Syria to stay.

What happened to Trump’s ‘Syria is death and sand’ and his ‘Syria was lost long ago’ when defending his pullout of Syria?

But Bolton evidently runs the show especially when his paymasters—Sheldon Adelson and the Zionist Organization Of America—heap their honors on Bolton’s Jewish-owned head.

Either Trump fires Bolton or else his retention is prima facie evidence that Bolton is his foreign policy architect, and that under a deceptive veneer, Trump approves of what he’s doing.

Israel’s game in stopping a swift US exit from Syria was made explicit by Netanyahu who said that Israel’s push to obtain sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights—(which is internationally recognized as part of Syria)—was the driving factor behind Israel’s efforts to halt Trump’s plan for an “immediate” withdrawal of US troops currently occupying Syrian territory illegally.

IT’S ALL ABOUT IRAN, we’re told. Iran is the existential threat, we’re asked to swallow 24/7…365 days a year.

Iran is Israel’s problem, NOT America’s. The Jews should’ve thought about that before squatting their Jewish arses in the middle of the Muslim world some 100 years ago.

And now must young Americans shed their blood for Jews who call US soldiers “goys?”

Only the goys die young in wars for the Jews. But not to worry, a backlash is coming.

A hard rain’s gonna fall on Jewry’s hateful head!

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MORE!

A One State Solution Strategy Here

Jewish Lobby Turns On Trump Here

Israel Calls The Shots In Texas Here

US Troops Aren’t Coming Home…Soon Here

Why Israel Should Not Exist Here

4 Point Plan To Stop AIPAC Here

Syria - It’s A Jungle Out There Here

How Jews Celebrate Murder Here

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  5. Gene Chapman January 9, 2019 @ 5:18 pm

    Three Problems With The Gay Revolution
    by Economic Historian Gene K. Chapman

    The Gay Revolution of the 1960’s formed out of a book, “Eros and Civilization,” by Herbert Marcuse, third most important Marxist theorist in history.

    1) The first problem with the Gay Revolution (and today’s Polymorphous Perversion Revolution) is that its foundation is fraudulent, the central goal being depopulation, not a truth oriented rethinking of society with objective reconsideration of all viewpoints.

    In 1923, after it became apparent that the workers of the world would not be uniting to overthrow the nation state, a small army of atheistic Jewish intellectuals, who were very proud of and would be very upset were an economic historian to omit their ethnic Jewish roots (see: “The Dialectal Imagination,” by Martin Jay), organized the Institute for Social Research at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The effort would become known as, “The Frankfurt School.”

    The primary objective of the operation was to marry Karl Marx’ “dialectal materialism” (as it became known under the Soviet system) with Sigmund Freud’s “polymorphous perversion” concept for global depopulation purposes, a poisoning of the mind (as opposed to the body) away from civilization, output and population growth and toward self destruction and an end to your genome, the ultimate genocide.

    Definitions: dialectal — juxtaposed economic needs; materialism — a non-theistic/atheistic atom’s based only world view (applied atheism). Polymorphous — from many places; perversion — sexual deviancy from accepted norms.

    Freud observed in his Vienna office, doing his psychoanalysis, that children between ages 0-5 had no sexual restraints on their behavior. A child might grind on Uncle Tom’s leg or bury their face in your crotch. The child sought sexual gratification from polymorphous places.

    The Christian mother would then pull the child aside and explain that this behavior was unacceptable in a Christian home and in Christian society. And so the polymorphous perversion would cease at about age five, Freud observed.

    The Frankfurt School (Max Horkheimer, Eric Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, etc.), friends with Freud, sought to remove Christianity from Western Culture, replacing it with their Marxist-Freudian applied atheism/dialectical materialism; thus, children would grow up in a world friendly to sodomy, bestiality, pedophilia, coprophilia, necrophilia, transvestism, etc. (polymorphous perversion) for non-protogenic/depopulation purposes.

    After all, if theistic religions are removed from culture, then these perverse behaviors would become normalized, on to natural death.

    Max Horkheimer’s “Critical Theory” invention, which came from Deconstructive Theory in France, was designed to put theistic religions, Christianity in particular, on the defensive, ultimately bullying and humiliating Christianity off the World’s intellectual stage.

    Foundations of Marx and Beyond: Karl Marx was born in 1818, eighteen years after global human populations hit 1 billion in 1800 and twenty-five years after the beheading of King Louis XVI in 1793 and the surrounding French Revolution. The people of Europe were weary of the French Monarchy’s claim to a “divine right of kings,” a weariness which developed out of the Banque Royale’s/French Crown’s continual exploitation of the people with unending war debts and inflation schemes, etc.

    A wave of atheism swept Europe, and the global population issue was on the pen of every great thinker of young Karl Marx’ time. Marx’ father converted from Judaism to Christianity when Karl was six years old. By the time Karl graduated college, he was a revolutionary atheist.

    Marx attacked Christianity, wrongly believing that it produced poverty by producing all things capitalist. In fact, Christianity does produce laissez faire free market capitalism (I Corinthians 7:21-23), and this author sees Christ teaching a preference for benevolent anarcho-capitalism.

    Milton Friedman observe in his 1970’s Hong Kong research that laissez faire free market capitalism is the best way to care for the largest group of people in a given region. But Christianity does not produce crony capitalism, the crony relationship between the central bank, political class and the joint stock company, which does produce a wealth transfer from the poor and working class pay checks and bank accounts to the joint stock company share owners via low interest and negative interest loans (a.k.a. monetary expansion beyond output, the cause of inflation).

    It took 100 years for Marx to awaken the sleeping Giant of Christian Apologetics (Intellectual Christian answers to questions of the Faith) in the works of C. S. Lewis, Josh McDowell, Ravi Zacharias and others. Now, all the competing highest truth systems of thought and conduct (religions) on earth are on their heels to the Christian faith’s reply, even dialectical materialism/Marxism.

    2) The second problem with the Gay Revolution is that there is no voice to oppose Dr. Ben Carson’s assertion.

    In 2016, Dr. Ben Carson, a world renown brain surgeon made a statement while running for President of the United States: “There is no biological basis for a gay orientation.” To this day, I am not aware of one brain surgeon on earth who challenged Dr. Carson’s claim.

    Further, I see no twin studies or triplet studies from a non-biased sample to support a biological claim for a sodomy, bestiality, pedophilia, coprophilia, necrophilia, transvestism, etc. (polymorphous perversion) sexual orientation. Prove me wrong: gkchapman2012@gmail.com/

    3) Third, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is a credible historical event (see: “Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics”), he fulfilled in the neighborhood of 108 Bible prophecies to be Messiah, and he spoke against Sodom (Luke 17:29), in overall context of Scripture, saying something like, ‘My Father destroyed Sodom” (see: Genesis 19:24).

    It is hard for me to believe that Sodomy was not part of the motivation for YHWH (Jesus Christ’s Father) destroying Sodom (see: Genesis 19:5).

    Now, my intention for writing this essay is not to insult or harm anyone; rather, it is intended to give you and people you know the keys to your/their own depopulation jail cells, created by The Frankfurt School. This Marxist-Freudian world view of sexual perversion is a central driver of Hitler’s hatred of the Jews, according to Jewish Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Ben Porat, in his read of “Mein Kamf.”

    And the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem prominently portrays The Frankfurt School personalities as motive for the extermination of 5.89 million Jews in WWII. Christianity not only produces laissez faire free market capitalism (the best way to care for the largest group of people in a given region) and the patriarchal heterosexual society.

    Christianity also produces “civilization, output and population” (see: “Eros and Civilization”), which applied atheism craters. The Frankfurt School influence continues via the public schools, central banks and their tax schemes, media and social sciences in creating a world of applied atheism, developing a potential Jeffrey Dahmer in every home.

    There is no requirement to tie your life story to The Frankfurt School fraud. You can be free.

    The Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). That’s you, me, everyone. (See also: Romans 5:12).

    Then, “. . . sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death” (James 1:15).

    The Bible says, “. . . Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin” (Hebrews 9:22).

    See: John 3:16; Romans 5:8; I Corinthians 15:3-4.

    God’s “hand is not shortened that it cannot save, neither his ear heavy that it cannot hear” (Isiah 59:1).

    There is one way to heaven when you die. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me” (John 14:6).

    The simplest example of salvation in the Bible is the thief on the cross next to Jesus, as he was crucified. He said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom” (Luke 23:42). “Then Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). This was a sinner aware of his sin, calling to the only hope for life beyond the grave, Jesus Christ. And he got it, according to the Scriptures. You can have that same confidence now. Call to him.

    I urge you now to seek out a Bible-centric church, where you can study it and the apologetics that so powerfully defends the church’s purpose. You are now in Christ, and you need to grow with other Christians, as a family in a physical location.

    About the author: Gene K. Chapman is a lifelong student of Economic History and its foundations in Moral Philosophy via Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Baylor and more. He holds two unrelated degrees, having studied with twelve colleges in multiple fields.

  6. Hillary January 9, 2019 @ 6:31 pm

    @All

    Mr Netanyahu looks like a Mongolian not a Middle Eastener.

  7. Citizenfitz January 9, 2019 @ 6:32 pm

    Another good one, Bro!

    Bread and circuses…. Same as it ever was.

    YooToob’s JIDF Joos are now murmuring threats at the posters there. Of course, should push come to shove in this country, the kikes will stay well to rear. Until it’s safe to come out, that is.

    However, it can be said with certainty that they’re getting nervous. Could be they sense their date with God is drawing near.

  8. Tim Buck January 9, 2019 @ 6:50 pm

    The Jews Media lobbies hard for the Zionist wars in the Mid-east and lobbies against the so-called government shutdown, which suggests the shutdown has some good qualities.

    Jews have been expanding the size and power of government ever since they rigged the 1912 election for their puppet president Woodrow Wilson.

    Immediately after Wilson became president the Jews created the Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS and instigated WW1. Jews have been making government bigger and more evil ever since.

    The Jews dont want to show their cards but they are eager to end the shutdown because the government is their beast, their attack dog, their means of waging wars on nations that aren’t harnessed under the Zionist yoke.

    The Christian forms of government which the Pilgrims set up hundreds of years ago have been replaced by Zionist controlled government by which Satan and his children rule this dark world.

  9. KathJuliane January 9, 2019 @ 7:22 pm

    RT (Video): News with Rick Sanchez: John Bolton is in over his head, “what qualifies this guy?”

    Rick Sanchez reports on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rebuke of John Bolton’s heavy-handed criticism in Israel of Turkey’s policy toward Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, whom Erdogan regards as terrorists.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXWoVuj4RQA

  10. The Odd Duck January 9, 2019 @ 8:10 pm

    Jerusalem Post

    JEWISH REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS NOW THREE TIMES THAT OF NATION AS WHOLE

    Jews make up 2 percent of the US population, so Congress as a whole is more than thrice as Jewish as the country in general.

    BY BEN SALES/JTA
    JANUARY 5, 2019 18:47

    More than 6 percent of the new Congress is Jewish, with 34 Jews among the total of 535 lawmakers in the US House of Representatives and Senate.

    Jews make up 2 percent of the US population, so Congress as a whole is more than thrice as Jewish as the country in general, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center on religion in the new Congress, which was inaugurated Thursday.

    The number is even larger in the Senate, where eight of the 100 members are Jewish. That’s 8 percent, for the math challenged.

    This Congress has four more Jews than its predecessor, which had 30 Jewish members. But it’s far from the most Jewish Congress ever. That was the 1993 Congress, which boasted 51 Jews — nearly 10 percent of the total.

    All of the Jews in the Senate are Democrats, as are all but two in the House. The Republican exceptions are Reps. Lee Zeldin and David Kustoff, from New York and Tennessee, respectively. They are the only non-Christian Republicans in the Congress, according to Pew.

    Congress as a whole is overwhelmingly Christian — even more so than the country. Seventy-one percent of Americans identify as Christian, compared to 88 percent of Congress. Both Protestants and Catholics are over-represented on Capitol Hill.

    The most underrepresented group is unaffiliated Americans. Twenty-three percent of Americans don’t identify with a religion, but that’s true of just a sole member of Congress — new Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Unitarians are also represented in Congress.

    https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Jewish-representation-in-Congress-now-three-times-that-of-nation-as-whole-576414

  11. Ed January 9, 2019 @ 9:04 pm

    At least the Yellow Vests in France smell a Rat and will be pulling there money out of the Jew Banks this coming weekend.

    When will the Goy in America do the same? And get Mad, real Mad!

  12. Zionien January 9, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

    Brilliantly put +BN

    I do appreciate your latest read & for taking a kinder approach to POTUS Trump in your description too.

    Agreed — their time is short!+

  13. KathJuliane January 9, 2019 @ 11:33 pm

    American Herald Tribune: Paul Craig Roberts: A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story

    “Conspiracy Theorists” Now A Majority

    TruePublica, a British website that has avoided the 9/11 issue, has had its fill of ignorant journalists at the BBC, Huffington Post and other propagandists for the military/security complex.

    The constant, shrill demeaning of experts and distinguished people who have raised questions about the official story has convinced TruePublica that skeptics who need so much shouting down must have a point.

    The media has NEVER EXAMINED the evidence or explained the analysis provided by scientists, architects, engineers, pilots, and the first responders who experienced the explosions of the World Trade Center twin towers.

    The media has never asked for the release of the multiple videos that recorded whatever struck the Pentagon. The media has never investigated whether cell phones worked in 2001 from the altitudes at which the official story claims calls were made.

    Instead two-bit punk presstitutes, such as the BBC’s Chris Bell and the Huffington Post’s Jess Brammer andl Chris York, label experts with knowledge and integrity “conspiracy theorists.”

    These presstitutes knowingly use a cover-up term that the CIA put into use via its media assets to discredit the expert skeptics of the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President Kennedy.

    The fact that the carefully presented evidence is NEVER ENGAGED EXCEPT WITH NAME-CALLING is a strong indication that the evidence is true and cannot be refuted.

    TruePublica is such a mainline site that, in its own words, it does not even “publish news sourced by RT,” a far more reliable source of news than the BBC, CNN, or New York Times.

    However, it has dawned on TruePublica that after 18 years an ad hominem attack remains the only defense of the official story. The official account has NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER. It rests entirely on the AVOIDANCE OF EVIDENCE and on unverified assertions.

    The success of the 9/11 Lawyers’ Committee in obtaining the consent of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York to “comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3332,” which requires the convening of a federal grand jury to examine the unexamined 9/11 evidence, has impressed TruePublica as no US attorney would convene a grand jury on the basis of a conspiracy theory.

    Clearly compelling evidence has been presented to the US Attorney.

    Obviously, Washington expects the Justice (sic) Department to escape from the bind into which it has been put by the Lawyer’s Committee, an escape that the presstitute media will aid and abet.

    Nevertheless, the escape will likely reinforce the public’s view that the government is afraid of the evidence and is no more likely to follow it than in the case of President Kennedy’s assassination, Robert Kennedy’s assassination, the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty and a large number of other officially covered up crimes.

    More and more people will come to realize that ad hominem name-calling is not an acceptable response to evidence.

    compelling evidence has been presented to the US Attorney.

    Obviously, Washington expects the Justice (sic) Department to escape from the bind into which it has been put by the Lawyer’s Committee, an escape that the presstitute media will aid and abet.

    Nevertheless, the escape will likely reinforce the public’s view that the government is afraid of the evidence and is no more likely to follow it than in the case of President Kennedy’s assassination, Robert Kennedy’s assassination, the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty and a large number of other officially covered up crimes.

    More and more people will come to realize that ad hominem name-calling is not an acceptable response to evidence.

    Some Interesting New Information About 9/11

    TruePublica Editor: We have published almost nothing about 9/11 on TruePublica. When independent news outlets do, they are immediately branded by the mainstream media and so-called ‘fact-checkers’ as conspiracy theorists.

    The BBC makes this point precisely in a 2018 article that starts like this – “On 11 September 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by radical Islamist terrorists – almost 3,000 people were killed as the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Just hours after the collapse of New York’s Twin Towers, a conspiracy theory surfaced online which persists more than 16 years later.”

    The entire article is dedicated to all the ‘conspiracy theories’ involved in 9/11 and makes a mockery of anyone or anything that questions the official government line.

    They even heavily mock the brother of one man killed in 9/11 and frankly, true or not, the BBC’s report itself is rather sickening to read.

    And yet, here we are, all these years later and it’s hardly surprising the theories of a conspiracy continue.

    A 2016 study from Chapman University in California, found more than half of the American people believe the government is concealing information about the 9/11 attacks.

    This is in part because, large sections of the official US government report were redacted for years – and is still missing to this day.

    The big problem is that the government is withholding crucial evidence. And then there’s other evidence the state and mainstream media refuse to even consider.

    Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan.

    Continued: https://ahtribune.com/us/2777-americans-do-not-believe-9-11-story.html

  14. Michael Mazur January 10, 2019 @ 3:04 am

    Replying to

    @marcorubio

    Israel Secret Intelligence Service . . . funded by Obama/Clinton and the Saudis.

    ****
    He was speaking for 21 min re SD1 and mentioned ISIS.

  15. The Englishman January 10, 2019 @ 4:55 am

    @ +BN

    Your synopsis on Trump from his political beginnings has a degree of accuracy unmatched.

    What is evident more than ever is the insidious cleft stick Jewry in collaboration with Dem-rats is able to wield.

    You, +BN, seem confident the tide is turning, their game is up.

    The Faith & conviction you possess should inspire and motivate millions.

  16. Tim Buck January 10, 2019 @ 8:01 am

    Trump’s Flip Flops

    Early in Trump’s presidency it became apparent that Trump was like a leaf in the wind reversing himself and going in whatever direction the Jewish winds blew.

    Trump wanted to pull out of the Mideast but his Jewish puppet masters yanked him in the opposite direction before he got far.

    Trump wanted to stop the migrant flood but the Jews wouldn’t let him. Trump wanted to shut down obamacare but the Jews didn’t allow it.

    Schumer, Schiff, Rosenstein, Mueller, are just more puppet strings to yank Trump in the direction the Jews want him to go. The jewdicial system judges reverse anything Trump does that the Jews don’t want.

    Trump’s choices are to continue flip-flopping, being pushed around like a leaf in the wind, or else go JFK and be his own man.

    President Andrew Jackson fought the Jews and won, but that was when America was still a Christian nation.

  17. IRONKRAFT January 10, 2019 @ 11:32 am

    The 90 year old Norwegian lady, whom predicted certain things about our era, back in the 1960’s, also predicted that the “Third World War” would come from a totally un-predictable source.

    Hence my theory, here:

    With the comments here, and by Brother Nate, plus the anger of the French over the Rothschild boy, Macron, the new world war many fear, may be shockingly started by people, and in every nation, against Israel and the diaspora Jew/Zionists.

    I hope this is the case.

  18. KathJuliane January 10, 2019 @ 2:39 pm

    IMEMC: Arab Americans, Civil Liberties Groups Challenging Anti-BDS Bill in US Congress

    WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (WAFA) – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and American civil liberties organizations are leading a campaign to block a bill in the US Congress aimed at fighting boycott of Israel led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

    Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, Cory Gardner, and Mitch McConnell proposed the Senate’s first 2019 bill, S.B.1, “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.”

    According to ADC, S.B.1 shields Israel for its ongoing human rights violations against the Palestinian people and calls to punish those that engage in boycotting Israel for violating international law and human rights.

    S.B.1 adopts the unconstitutional language from Senator Rubio’s Combating BDS Act, said ADC. Specifically, it calls for the denial of government contracts to those that boycott Israel to protect Palestinian human rights.

    ADC called on members to send an email to their Senators to tell them to vote no on S.B.1 and to defend fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed in the US Constitution.

    “Boycotts are a long-held tool used in the US to achieve civil rights and justice. It is the duty of all members of congress to uphold the rule of law and protect the First Amendment,” it said, stressing immediate action since S.B.1 is being expedited through Senate procedures and may bypass the committee process.

    The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), a Washington based group, said the bill would also codify into law $38 billion in defense assistance for Israel over 10 years and protect states and local governments that pass laws punishing individuals and companies who endorse the boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel.

    Both US Senator Bernie Sanders and newly elected Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American to become member of Congress, have taken to twitter, condemning the decision to introduce the bill and reminding lawmakers that boycotts are constitutionally protected.

    “They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order,” wrote Tlaib.

    “It’s absurd that the first bill during the (US government) shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity,” wrote Sanders.

    ***The bill is a top legislative priority for AIPAC, the Israeli lobby in Washington, and part of a larger legislative crackdown across the country, with 26 states passing similar laws, said IMEU.***

    Following legal challenges by the ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union, anti-boycott state laws in Arizona and Kansas have successfully been blocked by Federal Courts in the past year.

    In December, the Senate also attempted to slip a federal Israel Anti-Boycott Act into an end-of-year Congressional spending bill.

    A coalition of more than 100 grassroots organizations also sent a memo to Congress urging members to oppose it. The bill was condemned by Sens. Bernie Sanders.

    http://imemc.org/article/arab-americans-civil-liberties-groups-challenging-anti-bds-bill-in-us-congress/

  19. KathJuliane January 10, 2019 @ 3:36 pm

    Presidential actions speak louder than words

    There is no telling how many off-the-books US military bases the US Department of War maintains around the world and in the Middle East/Syria from its own capacious unaccounted for slush funds and covert money drawn from the $21 trillion that the Pentagon can’t seem to find, thus failing its own first time ever audit.

    Four new bases (originally reported as two) are being built in western Iraq, a hop, skip, and a jump from the Syrian border. Nor have US-coalition air strikes ceased, much less faltered when Trump made his Syrian pullout announcement. He’s just trying to outsource more of Jewmerica’s wars to local players.

    Trump retreats from his promise of withdrawal from Syria, at the same time, a resurgent and well-equipped Al Qaeda/al Nusra/HTS is now crushing the last of the so-called FSA jihadist gangs, and taking control over Idlib.

    Elijah Magnier wrote:

    Al-Nusra front – al-Qaeda rebranded as HTS (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham) – is expanding its influence and military control over entire Syrian cities and villages in northern and western rural Aleppo.

    Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, the ex- ISIS (the Islamic State terror group) Emir of Syria and the self proclaimed Emir of al-Qaeda in the Levant, is ordering his forces to move towards Idlib and its rural area, mainly against the cities of Ariha, Jabal al-Zawiya and Maarrat al-No’man.

    His aim is to complete the control by his jihadists of the entire area defined in the Astana talks – by Russia and Turkey – where a ceasefire was established last year in order to stop the advance of the Syrian army to recover the northern territory.

    Idlib and its surroundings is today the location where the greatest number of jihadists ever to be united in one single geographic area in the Middle East are gathered. They are fully armed with the most advanced US weapons, notably guided anti-tank TOW missiles and armed drones, together with hundreds of suicide bombers ready to fight and die.

    Up to now, Joulani has managed to dissolve over 14 Syrian armed groups, described by the West as “moderate”.

    These groups were financed and equipped by Turkey, whose forces have not reacted so far and have allowed Joulani’s group to consolidate power. Turkey’s policy may undermine the Astana deal, which aims to eliminate the presence and force of jihadists in the north of Syria.”

    https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/syria-crisis/2774-trump-retreats.html

    ~~~*~~~

    FARS News Agency (Tehran - Jan 05): US Sends Fresh Military Convoy to Aleppo to Reinforce Military Bases Despite Trump’s Pullout Call

    EHRAN (FNA)- The US Army sent more arms and ammunition to the regions under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Southern Hasaka.

    “The US has dispatched a new convoy of trucks loaded with arms, ammunition and logistic equipment to the US-led coalition forces’ joint bases with the SDF in the town of al-Shadadi in Southern Hasaka,” the Arabic-language website of Kurdish media Xeber 24 reported.

    Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

    Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

    Hasaka

    The US Army has dispatched more arms and ammunition to the regions under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Southern Hasaka, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Friday.

    The Arabic-language website of Xeber 24 reported that the US has dispatched a new convoy of trucks loaded with arms, ammunition and logistic equipment to the US-led coalition forces’ joint bases with the SDF in the town of al-Shadadi in Southern Hasaka.

    It further said that a US military plane has transferred a large volume of weapons and military hardware to a US-run base in Kharab Ashak region in the town of Ein al-Arab (Kobani) in Northeastern Aleppo.

    The US army has continued dispatching more convoys to Syria despite the US president’s decision for withdrawal of forces from the war-hit country.

    Hama-Idlib

    Clashes intensified between terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front [al-Qaeda franchise]) and the National Liberation Front (NLF) as well as other militants in Hama and Idlib provinces, taking interchangeably control of a large number of regions.

    Tahrir al-Sham managed on push the NLF rival terrorists back from the villages of Arinabah, Safouhan, al-Naqir, Shourlin and a large part of the small town of Tarmala in Southern Idlib.

    In the meantime, other NLF units managed to take control over the village of Qilah Northwest of Dar al-Izzah in Western Aleppo near the border with Idlib and also the villages of Maydan Qazal, Qarah Jaran, Sharnaz, Shirmaqar and al-Dirounah near Mount Shahshabou in Northeastern Hama.

    The infighting inflicted heavy casualties on both sides.

    A key Tahrir al-Sham commander nom de guerre Khatab al-Qadhafah was killed in clashes near the town of Saraqib in Southeastern Idlib.

    Deir Ezzur

    Eleven members of a family were killed in the US-led coalition airstrikes in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, local sources reported on Friday.

    A sum of 11 members of a family were killed in a fresh round of air raids on residential areas in the small town of al-Shafa’ah in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

    Aleppo

    The Syrian army troops reinforced military positions in the surrounding areas of the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo to confront possible attacks by Turkey-backed militants in the area, Kurdish sources said.

    Hawar News quoted commander of al-Bab military council Jamal Abu Jomeh as saying that more border guards have been dispatched to the town of Arimeh and its surrounding areas in Northeastern Aleppo by the Syrian army.

    He underlined that the Syrian army’s border guards, Manbij Military Council forces and al-Bab Military Council Forces have coordinated with each other for any possible attack by the Ankara-backed militants.

    Abu Jomeh pointed to the continuous provocative measures by Ankara-backed militants Northwest of Arimeh town, and said the al-Bab Military Council and Syrian border guard forces repelled the recent terrorist attacks on villages of Bouqz and Boyhaj West of al-Arimeh.

    “A large number of Turkey-backed terrorists are now stationed near al-Arimeh and the surrounding areas of Manbij,” he added.

    https://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13971014000642

  20. KathJuliane January 10, 2019 @ 7:49 pm

    Times of Israel: US to be ‘very supportive’ of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria

    Jan 06 2019

    Trump adviser Bolton to meet Netanyahu in Jerusalem Sunday; seeks to allay concerns sparked by surprise American troop drawdown

    The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, with one official saying Washington will be “very supportive” of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in the country.

    The pullout announced before Christmas was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests from aides, allies and members of Congress for a more orderly drawdown.

    Bolton planned to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials on Sunday before traveling to Turkey.

    Israeli officials have expressed alarm that a swift withdrawal of the roughly 2,000 troops could enable Iran to expand its influence and presence in Syria, wracked by a years-long civil war and Islamic State militancy.

    Trump’s move has raised fears about clearing the way for a Turkish assault on Kurdish fighters in Syria who have fought alongside American troops against IS extremists.

    Turkey considers the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, a terrorist group linked to an insurgency within its own borders. [Israel greatly supports the YPG and the independent Kurdistan project, at least in Syria, so that there’s a “2nd Israel” in the Middle East - Kj]

    A Trump administration official told reporters traveling with Bolton that Bolton intended to discuss the pace of the drawdown, as well as American troop levels in the region.

    Bolton was expected to explain that some US troops based in Syria to fight IS will shift to Iraq with the same mission and that some American forces may remain at a key military outpost in al-Tanf, in southern Syria, to counter growing Iranian activity in the region.

    Bolton also was to convey the message that the United States will be “very supportive” of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, according to the official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss Bolton’s plans before the meetings and spoke on condition of anonymity to preview the talks.

    Netanyahu has said that the US pullout will not deter Israel from continuing to attack Iranian military interests in Syria. On Thursday, he told IDF cadets at Bar Ilan University that Israel was continuing to “act determinedly against anyone seeking to endanger us.”

    Bolton warned Syria’s president, Bashar Assad, not to use the US drawdown as a pretext to use chemical weapons against Syrians, saying there is “no change” to the US position that their use is a “red line.”

    Trump has twice carried out airstrikes in Syria in response to apparent chemical attacks, with the intention of deterring Assad.

    “We’ve tried twice through the use of military force to demonstrate to the Assad regime the use of chemical weapons is not acceptable,” Bolton said while en route to Israel. “And if they don’t heed the lessons of those two strikes, the next one will be more telling.”

    Trump’s announcement about the intended troop withdrawal was greeted by surprise and condemnation from many US lawmakers and allies, and prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the US special envoy for the anti-IS coalition in protest.

    This week, Trump sparked further consternation in Israel when he said that Iran “can do what they want” in Syria, appearing to give Tehran free rein to further entrench itself in the country, though he also said Iran was pulling its forces out of the country.

    [In the overall context, Trump was essentially saying, the Iranians already have free run of the country and does what it pleases inside Syria.

    Therefore, Trump’s surrogate Bolton can and will convey to Netanyahu that the US will be very supportive of at will Israeli airstrikes on Syrian military bases, depots, outposts and deployments on the pretext of the Jewish fable that the Jews are attacking “Iranians” running amok in Syria. - Kj]

    A senior Israeli official said Monday that Netanyahu had asked Trump to stagger the US withdrawal over a lengthy period of time, rather than carry out an immediate pullout.

    The New York Times then reported that Trump has agreed to allow the US military to gradually pull troops out of Syria over a period of about four months, rather than the rapid withdrawal he had initially indicated when announcing the measure.

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is following Bolton to the Mideast this coming week for an eight-country tour of Arab allies to shore up support for the administration’s partners in the region.

    While in Israel, Bolton also planned to encourage officials to take a tougher stance against Chinese electronics manufacturers ZTE and Huawei. The US has expressed concerns about potential cyber-penetration by those companies.

    Joining Bolton in Turkey will be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford.

    In meetings with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and other officials, they are expected to warn against an offensive targeting the Kurdish fighters in Syria.
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-to-be-very-supportive-of-israeli-strikes-against-iranian-targets-in-syria/

  21. dave January 10, 2019 @ 9:17 pm

    @KathJuliane

    January 10, 2019 @ 7:49 pm

    Times of Israel: US to be ‘very supportive’ of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria

    Jan 06 2019

    “Trump adviser Bolton to meet Netanyahu in Jerusalem Sunday”

    Let’s get something perfectly straight — Bolton is certainly not Trump’s advisor.

    Bolton is Trump’s Jewish Israeli handler whose role is to make sure Trump toes the line for Israel and obediently stays in line.

  22. Zionien January 11, 2019 @ 12:19 am

    Bolton shills for the Jew WORMS!

    Rubio shills for the Jew RATS!

  23. Tim Buck January 11, 2019 @ 7:40 am

    Fake News Blamed on Truth Tellers

    The Jews Media is pushing a story/lie that boomers, people over 60 years old, senior citizens, are spreading fake news and propaganda.

    It’s another example of Jews accusing their victims of evil which the Jews themselves are doing.

    Fake News Network CNN has one version of this lie/story at this link –
    www.cnn.com/2019/01/10/us/elderly-fake-news-facebook-trnd/index.html

    NY Times, Washington Post, and the usual mass media outlets are all running versions of this story, which is more evidence that it’s fake news.

    Jews Media propaganda suggesting that mature people are dishonest, gullible, inexperienced, and ignorant is opposite of the truth. Generally, the older we are, the more knowledge and experience we have accumulated.

    The Jews are making this absurd accusation against elders because elders are more jew-aware than naïve young fools.

    The Jews are desperate to discredit the truth, hide their evil, and keep people in the dark.

  24. Kirill January 11, 2019 @ 8:18 am

    Happy Near Year (according to the old style framed by the canonical Orthodox Church Calendar)!

    A poem by Kirill M. Cheremkhin - “New Year”

    Happy New Year, my beautiful dear. Haven’t you
    known that true and genuine love isn’t liable to
    hurt for just a single moment of the year?
    Let all the hurts be kissed away from our beloved’s faces.
    Let’s calm them down with our gentle meekness
    and forgiving patience.

    Let the New Year be entirely free from all our
    hopelessness and scary fear.
    Let’s make away with any signs of dark despair,
    let our behaviour be absolutely fair.
    Let’s feed and help the poor if we can.
    Let Jesus Christ inaudibly whisper love,
    care and peace in our soul’s ears.

    Let us endure the New Year’s troubles
    even if they blow up their old financial bubbles.
    “Happy New Year?” - Yes, my darling, yes, indeed.
    Let God help us in each and every thing we need.
    Let us not pay for the evil with the same and ugly
    coin. If we cannot alter others let’s bring
    more calm to our own soul’s house.

    Happy New Year, my beautiful dear.
    The day before you came
    it’d seemed that tu n’existais pas
    and actually, despite the words of singing beauty,
    there’s always been a need to pray.
    But look - another hero, le professionnel, must die, they say,
    he does what he shouldn’t do and doesn’t what he should.

    What can I do? And where am I to stay?
    Love, please, do not sing: whatever’t takes from me, je t’aime.
    You won’t escape at Dallas Dealey Plaza behind a few green trees,
    when they decide to start November 22nd of 1963.
    Snipers are standing on my route, some
    bloody adventure has already been arranged.
    Almost each day I have the expectation
    of silent shooting from a roof,
    but I will never change my mind.
    Let be with you all-loving God of mine.

    We cannot afford having any kind of July morning yet.
    Do you remember, by the way, the final movie frames?
    I’ve been about to be launched into a coffin not to space
    ever since that very day before you came.
    “One of the greatest songs ever, don’t you agree?”
    - You are kidding. “God knows, I want you break free”.
    - Don’t you expect my blood-stained newspaper near our train?
    Yes, let us cry a little, it will relieve our pain.

    And, incidentally, what has been sung about the beast?
    “We are all just prisoners here of our own” governing “device”?
    Then, never changing mind at all, I also want to say:
    “Let the sunshine in, silence tells me secretly everything”.
    Love, do you believe? I hope sincerely that
    a frozen wall is being broken down now,
    but I really do not know where and how.
    We are gradually coming to the end of global pantomime,
    let be with everyone forgiving God of mine.

    Due to my book there is a strong case here for multiple shooters
    and crossfire in spite of my peace-loving intentions
    and justified desires. “Then I was inspired, now I am
    sad and tired”. I knew it wasn’t about Him but me.
    Don’t cry, the wind, and do not worry, eagles -
    there is to be a happy final chapter:
    Lord will kill the beast (Revelations 19:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:8,9).

    Lord’s inescapable hit list includes all the world’s evil
    and the very death. The God-given hotel
    will not be horror and hell forever.
    Happy New Year and happy new life,
    Happy New Year, my beautiful dear.
    Let all the time to come will buy us one-way tickets
    to the eternal country of evergreen and endless
    joy without any pain and fears.

  25. benzion kook January 11, 2019 @ 11:18 am

    In 1946, after Jew war 2, Palestinians outnumbered Jews in Palestine about 5 to 1.

    Despite this numerical superiority, the Palestinians were not trying to flush out the minority Jews. Far from it. They were not the monsters stealing their land and property, attempting to force them out and eradicate them.

    But this is exactly what the jews continue to do to them, mislabeling their victims as “terrorists.”

    cf. Menachem Begin, former Irgun gangster, prime minister of israel and self-styled “Father of world terrorism.”

  26. KathJuliane January 11, 2019 @ 2:44 pm

    ” I’m the most militaristic person there is.” — Donald J Trump by phone to Fox News in 2015

    https://tinyurl.com/DJ-Trump-Most-Militarist

    American Conservative: Trump the Militarist

    By DANIEL LARISON • March 14, 2017, 11:07 AM

    Tom Wright thinks he has identified Trump’s “Jekyll and Hyde foreign policy,” and he tries to explain the reasons for it. This passage struck me as odd:

    “The second thing we know is that Trump’s worldview is in a tiny minority within his own administration. His national security team is primarily composed of people who want to maintain U.S. alliances, an open global economy and support for universal values.

    “The reason why Trump ended up with such a team is, in part, because there are no think tanks or academic cabals that are working out how to translate his visceral beliefs into policy. Those who one might expect to be sympathetic—the CATO Institute and academic isolationists—are not [bold mine-DL].

    “The Heritage Foundation foreign policy team spends most of its time denying he really believes what he clearly believes. With no lieutenants of his own, he had to turn to outsiders. With a penchant for the finest military officers the country has produced and one billionaire, he chose a Cabinet of mainstreamers. Whether it was by intent or design, the effect of his choice was to voluntarily surrender the bureaucracy to ideological opponents of his America First worldview.”

    It is a significant problem for Wright’s interpretation of Trump’s foreign policy that Trump’s administration doesn’t contain many people that agree with his supposedly “visceral beliefs.”

    If Trump has surrounded himself with many conventional hawks and “mainstream” Republicans, is it not more plausible that his views on most foreign policy issues are in line with theirs or so unformed as to be easily changed?

    Insofar as Trump has a definable worldview, Wright has spent a lot of time trying to shove Trump into a category that doesn’t fit him very well, and that has led him to miss something important.

    No doubt Trump would have difficulty staffing a whole administration with only people committed to a genuine America First foreign policy, but almost everyone interested in that foreign policy or anything like it understands that Trump’s definition of “America first” is very different and has very little in common with theirs.

    It is a much bigger problem for Wright’s argument that the people Wright assumes should be sympathetic to Trump’s foreign policy aren’t.

    Indeed, foreign policy specialists at Cato have frequently been scathing in their criticisms of Trump both during the campaign and since his inauguration, because they can see very clearly that he isn’t interested in anything like the restrained, non-interventionist foreign policy they want.

    As for the unnamed “academic isolationists,” it is harder to know which ones Wright is referring to, since no one identifies as an “isolationist” and the label is guaranteed to be a misrepresentation of their views. For my part, it seems obvious that Trump’s foreign policy isn’t focused on prioritizing American interests or keeping America at peace, but seems preoccupied with picking potentially costly fights with many other states at once.

    The solution to Wright’s “Jekyll/Hyde” puzzle was offered by Stephen Wertheim a few weeks ago in a valuable op-ed that finally placed Trump in the correct foreign policy camp. Wertheim objected to labeling him or anyone else an “isolationist,” and went on to say this:

    “[Isolationist] is often an unfair label, but it’s especially nonsensical when it comes to the current commander in chief: Trump is no isolationist, whether caricatured or actual. Rather than seeking to withdraw from the world, he vows to exploit it [bold mine-DL]. Far from limiting the area of war, he threatens ruthless violence against globe-spanning adversaries and glorifies martial victory. In short, the president is a militarist.”

    One key to understanding Trump’s foreign policy is that his version of “America first” has almost nothing in common with the tradition normally identified with that name.

    He latched on to the phrase when he heard it, but for him it doesn’t refer to keeping the U.S. out of foreign wars, neutrality, or minding our own business. I think for Trump it means above all that America should be in first place in the world, and we should “beat” any other competitors that come along by whatever means necessary.

    This is why Trump is fixated on “winning” and making America great, and it helps explain why he thinks that the U.S. is currently getting ripped off in everything.

    Trump seems to have no serious objection to most of what the U.S. does around the world except for the parts that don’t involve the military, and I assume that he has disdain for diplomacy and diplomats because he thinks they produce bad “deals” for us regardless of the details.

    If we recognize that Trump is a militarist, his desire to throw more money into a bloated military budget while weakening every other aspect of U.S. foreign policy comes as no surprise. It accounts for his belligerent rhetoric, his preference for former and current military officers as advisers and appointees, and his repeated statements that the U.S. should seize other nations’ resources by force. No other label fits him as well as this one.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/trump-the-militarist/

    ~~~*~~~

    It’s not what Trump says, it’s what he does that’s important.

    If Pompeo or Bolton (both neocon Israel-firsters are adored by Bibsy, and Bolton is Adelson’s man) were actually acting contrary to what Trump wanted and agreed with, then why hasn’t he fired either of them on Twitter?

    Right after his inauguration, Trump launched more air strikes in Yemen in 50 days then Obama did in 8 years. He bombed Syria, striking an SAA airbase, less than two months into the term. Then he did it again a year later, based on the “Assad’s chemical attack” lies.

    Since Trump’s announcement of the so-called pullout, US air-strikes of Operation Roundup in the last vestiges of Daesh-held areas, villages dotting the east bank of the Euphrates with 50,000-60,000 people having no place to flee to, have only intensified, killing dozens, if not a suspected hundreds, of civilians, indiscriminately bombing civilian areas and even hospitals.

    Raqqa. What a monument to ‘American Exceptionalism’.

    After Trump took office, there were about 500 U.S. Special Operations forces are already in Syria operating alongside the SDF, in addition to about 250 Rangers and 200 Marines, for a total of 1000 uniformed military personnel (not counting any special operations units out of the CIA).

    Although the Pentagon keeps military deployments to Syria and Afghanistan unpublished and top secret, in early 2017, it was expected that the new troops into Syria would probably come from parts of both the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, from which 2,500 troops were steaming to Kuwait at the time. In short, there’s no telling just how many US military troops there actually are in Syria.

    I feel that part of the cloud of confusion raised between Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton’s public pronouncements is to somehow disguise just how many US military personnel there actually are in Syria above and beyond the official 2000 being bantered about.

    Towards the end of 2017, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard, the commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters then at a televised press briefing that there were 4,000 U.S. troops in Syria, then quickly walked backed his answer, stating “there are 500 troops in Syria”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MWBwF-NWJQ

    These conventional troops were to augment Special Operations forces already on the ground and operate much like their counterparts fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

    Trump put the ground troops in Syria immediately after he took office, at the same time he made decision that would officially abolish the troop caps that were put in place for U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria by the Obama administration.

    Trump made clear throughout the campaign and after his inauguration that he was willing to increase the number of U.S. troops in Syria. At the same time, however, he said he expected regional neighbors who shared U.S. goals in Syria to carry the primary load there.

    Since Trump took office, he — with help from the then Republican-controlled Congress — added more than $200 billion to the then projected levels of defense spending for fiscal years 2017 through 2019, for something like a 23% increase. Shortly after taking office, Trump added $15 billion to former President Barack Obama’s FY 2017 budget, and he then proposed a FY 2018 budget of $639 billion.

    This represented an increase of $56 billion, or 10 percent, over the FY 2017 budget.

    For the 2019 proposed budget, Trump added $80 billion more in discretionary spending than in 2017, an increase of 13%. The increased spending would aim to add 25,900 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to the existing force of 1.3 million, build 10 new warships and increase production of F-35 and F-18 warplanes.

    Syria is equal in land area to the size of the State of Washington here in America. Pulling out the officially publicized “2000″ military forces and their gear is not a huge event like the troops coming home in entire divisions after VE Day, 1945.

    Unless personnel are due to muster out in normal rotations, most of US troops will be redeployed to Iraq from northern Syria in the Kurdish regions, where there are 2, and maybe 4, new US bases being constructed in Iraq close to the Syrian border, from where the US will continue it’s “anti-ISIS” operations and airstrikes.

    Redeployment of troops from Syria to Iraq to continue operations would be like redeploying 2000 uniform personnel, three or four battalions, from Washington to Oregon or Idaho.

    So far, there has only been reports by administration and defense officials that non-essential military equipment has been removed from Syria.

  27. KathJuliane January 11, 2019 @ 7:03 pm

    Trump, just a few days ago, called Pompeo and Bolton “my two great stars” which tickles Hugh Hewitt pink. He uses this phrase in his columns now every chance he gets.

    ~~~*~~~

    Washington Post: Hugh Hewitt (January 5) [contributing columnist, conservative, Catholic, pro-Israel neocon hawk and MAGA Trumpian]:

    The red line in Syria is still there. In fact, it’s a darker red.

    JERUSALEM — John Bolton moves and talks with the air of confidence of a man who enjoys the confidence of his boss.

    President Trump is right to invest confidence in the national security adviser because Bolton allows no daylight between what the president has announced his intentions to be and the reasons that Bolton is making a quick trip to Israel and Turkey.

    The president is modifying U.S. involvement in Syria, but he isn’t abandoning the Kurds. Israel faces growing threats, especially from an Iran-supplied Hezbollah on its northern border, but U.S. cooperation with Israel is at an all-time high.

    There will be no land bridge for Tehran to run fighters and weapons through that part of Syria in which the United States has intervened. That’s not happening.

    The complete destruction of the physical caliphate of the Islamic State is within reach, and Iran remains the focus of allied efforts in the region.

    The Trump Doctrine, in my view, is not “Fortress America” but “Fortresses American.”

    Just like Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Al Asad Airbase in Iraq will soon become a pivot point for the support of our crucial allies throughout the region — a role already played by Bahrain, where the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet is headquartered.

    Iran is rapidly losing its ability to invest great sums of money and men in Syria and Lebanon, and its cratering economy creates a stark backdrop against which all those prior investments were made.

    The Iranian people know sanctions relief went to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah, not them. That’s a domestic powder keg for an aging Mullahcracy.

    The new entente among Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and — crucially — Iraq is holding.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who also enjoys the confidence of the president, is swinging through the region to consult with the leadership of his entente even as Bolton makes stops in Israel and Turkey.

    The relationship with the latter is fraught. Our NATO ally is unjustly and unwisely holding an American hostage, Houston physicist Serkan Golge, just as it did Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was finally freed late last year.

    Releasing Golge would be a second major step toward easing tensions after the Brunson release.

    The third would be intense talks about the Kurds and our reluctance to allow our longtime allies to be slaughtered.

    Talks between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bolton on Tuesday could be of enormous significance in solving the Rubik’s Cube of Syria.

    And while relations with Israel are indeed warm and deep — the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem has generated an unprecedented level of goodwill toward the United States — they are not without problems.

    It is a terrible idea for Israel to sell advanced weapons systems to China, and worse to allow China to operate massive port facilities in Israel. This latter, under-the-radar investment by the Chinese brings their considerable cyberespionage capabilities within range of all of Israel’s most secret programs, not to mention many of ours.

    As Bolton arrives in Israel, two things are abundantly clear. The United States is not repeating the enormous strategic mistake of 2011 and bugging out of the region.

    Whatever the details of the U.S. presence, it will remain, it will be deep and it will be supported by all of the allies in the new entente. And it will be a bulwark against Iranian ambitions.

    Bolton confirmed the “red line” is very much in place with regards to Assad and chemical weapons. If the Syrian dictator doesn’t “heed the lessons” that followed the first two times he dared President Trump to do what President Barack Obama would not do, “a lot of options would be on the table.”

    We know that Bob Woodward reported that when Trump ordered a second strike against Assad, then-Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis withheld some of those options, including targeting Assad, which the president had ordered. “We’re not going to do any of that,” Mattis is reported by Woodward to have said.

    The message seems clear to both Iran and Syria: The United States is reconfiguring; it isn’t leaving. In fact, it may be getting even more lethal. There will be no repeat of 2011.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/01/05/red-line-syria-is-still-there-fact-its-darker-red/

  28. KathJuliane January 11, 2019 @ 7:15 pm

    WashPo: Hugh Hewitt (January 8): Trump’s ‘two great stars’ deliver a message to the world

    ANKARA, Turkey

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton talk frequently with President Trump, whether in the Oval Office or via phone during their travels.

    Their effectiveness at implementing the administration’s foreign policy has prompted Trump to refer to Pompeo and Bolton as his “two great stars.”

    When they have something to say, foreign officials know to listen closely, because a message about the president’s intentions and capabilities is being conveyed.

    “Messaging” is the opposite of spontaneity. The former requires focus and a grinding commitment to one fact, one proposition, one conclusion.

    Spontaneity is the mortal enemy of messaging. The spontaneous public figure generates a vast buffet of stories from which reporters, pundits and political opponents can choose.

    Trump is the modern era’s most spontaneous of presidents — and that’s both a political strength and weakness.

    He presents a challenge for the United States’ allies and enemies. Many foreign leaders must rely on translations, a challenge in any context but especially so with this president’s idiosyncratically staccato delivery and frequent changes of subject.

    Add to the mix the deep hostility of most of the Manhattan-Beltway elite media. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) has said he doesn’t share the president’s view that the mainstream media are “the enemy of the people,” but Graham does think they are “allies of the Democratic Party.”

    A large slice of the press seems to be, in the view of many Trump supporters, intent on toppling this president. Most journalists are old-school, straight-arrow reporters of events and statements, but some are deep into the fight against Trump even while denying it.

    Not a few absolutely loathe him. So when Trump leaves himself vulnerable to interpretations of his spontaneous statements, that slice of the press that hates him will pounce, along with opinion journalists and Democratic politicians.

    The old-school scribblers then report the facts of the controversy. The cycle is on.

    The president’s statements on Syria — broad brushstrokes about withdrawing U.S. troops from northern Syria — unleashed an avalanche of negative commentary, including from me.

    Not surprisingly, U.S. allies were confused by the president’s spontaneous declaration.

    This week, Trump dispatched Bolton and Pompeo to deliver a message to the world and to the press.

    To the former, the message was clear. The United States is not suddenly retreating from the region or abandoning the Kurds, though it will be drawing down troops and reconfiguring placements of forces.

    There will be no hard and fast timetable for doing so, despite the president’s initial pledge to get the job done in a month.

    The physical Islamic State caliphate will be destroyed. And Bolton and Pompeo pounded home the message: Iran is the evil, destabilizing force in the region, threatening everyone, especially Israel and Saudi Arabia, and the mullahs’ massive ambition will be contained.

    The second, subsidiary message was for the media: The quick, and often negative, interpretation of every Trump statement has real-world consequences in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

    Regarding coverage of Trump’s Syria policy, a senior administration official told reporters accompanying Bolton on his trip that media coverage has exacerbated the problem of understanding the United States’ Syria policy.

    Hair-trigger “hot takes” can be totally wrong but still widely read and believed.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan follows the American media; he declined to meet with Bolton. But we have no way of knowing what message he was acting on.

    “There’s been a lot of noise about this withdrawal from Syria,” Pompeo told the media accompanying him on Wednesday. The implication that the “noise” was neither accurate nor helpful couldn’t be missed.

    Pompeo and Bolton allow no daylight between themselves and the president.

    They are the twin broadcast towers of U.S. intentions abroad, and they are on the same frequency.

    Both have clearly raised the question about how much of the confusion about the Syrian withdrawal is on the shoulders of the media, who built narratives too quickly and then clung to them, even as the facts changed, as a way of diminishing Trump.

    The message from Bolton and Pompeo was different from the standard-issue media-bashing from the right. They know and defend the First Amendment and thus the right of the media to write whatever they want.

    Both nevertheless used their trips not only to communicate about dangers posed by Iran but also to implicitly caution the scribblers and talking heads about facile conclusions concerning national security.

    Many in the media reflexively reject this criticism. But some self-reflection is in order.

    If we pull the trigger on a story or lock into a narrative too quickly, real triggers could be pulled around the world based on fractured accounts and incomplete assessments.

    That should be a sobering thought across the vast militarized media complex.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-two-great-stars-deliver-a-message-to-the-world/2019/01/08/7a39d52c-136a-11e9-b6ad-9cfd62dbb0a8_story.html

    =====

    WashPo: Hugh Hewitt (January 7) Trump’s sledgehammer tactics are fit for the Middle East

    Excerpt: Amid the turmoil, Trump’s troop-withdrawal announcement had a clarifying effect. “If a war comes, better in the next two years while we are certain of Trump’s backing,” one influential Israeli told me.

    That’s the ominous backdrop of national security adviser John Bolton’s two days of meetings with Netanyahu and Israel’s security team. On Sunday, the two men appeared together, with Netanyahu bluntly stating that Israel would never leave the Golan Heights, which abuts Syria, and Bolton underscoring the strength of the Trump-Netanyahu bond and emphasizing that Iran poses the most serious threat in the region.

    “Despite getting out of the Iran nuclear deal, despite the sanctions,” Bolton said to Netanyahu, “we have little doubt that Iran’s leadership is still strategically committed to achieving deliverable nuclear weapons.”

    Had each of the journalists accompanying Bolton on this whirlwind trip been given a piece of gold every time the national security adviser mentioned Iran, a band of new leprechauns would be landing in Washington this week.

    Again and again, Bolton returned to the subject of the president’s exit from the nuclear deal and his commitment to containing Iranian expansionism. Bolton cited U.S. bases at al-Asad in Iraq and al-Tanf in Syria near the Jordanian border as evidence of Trump’s “determination that Iran not achieve this arc of control stretching from Iran thru Iraq into Lebanon and into Syria.”

    Change is happening rapidly in the Middle East. The past few weeks have been noisy and confusing, but Trump is sending “his two great stars” as he calls them — Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — to blitz the region’s capitals with the key message: We aren’t bugging out again, as President Barack Obama did in 2011. And, please, let’s keep our focus on the malign ambitions of the Iranian mullahs and Revolutionary Guard.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/trumps-sledgehammer-tactics-are-fit-for-the-middle-east/2019/01/07/27703fe6-129f-11e9-b6ad-9cfd62dbb0a8_story.html

  29. KathJuliane January 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

    Trump’s “two great stars”…

    White House Transcript: Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure, January 6

    Q What about Syria? How long will the troops stay in Syria?

    THE PRESIDENT: In Syria, we’ve had a tremendous impact. When I went there — don’t forget, when they went to Syria five years ago, they were supposed to be there for three to four months, and they never came out. We are pulling back in Syria. We’re going to be removing our troops. I never said we’re doing it that quickly. But we’re decimating ISIS.

    When I was elected President two years ago, ISIS was all over Syria and all over Iraq. We’ve wiped out ISIS in Iraq. We’ve wiped out ISIS. And we’re doing it for two reasons. We’re really doing it because we don’t want them coming here, just so we understand. But we’re doing it for a number of reasons.

    Now, we’re helping other countries when we do that too. You have to remember, Iran hates ISIS more than we do, if that’s possible. Russia hates ISIS more than we do. Turkey hates ISIS, maybe not as much as we do. But these are countries that hate ISIS. And they can do a little of the fighting in their neighborhood also, because we’re fighting them in their neighborhood.

    But with that being said, we’re pulling out of Syria, but we’re doing it and we won’t be finally pulled out until ISIS is gone.

    Q How long is the pull-out period?

    THE PRESIDENT: It’s going quickly.

    Q (Inaudible) agreement with Turkey (inaudible). John Bolton said today the withdrawal (inaudible).

    THE PRESIDENT: John Bolton is, right now, over there, as you know. ***And I have two great stars. And John Bolton is doing a great job, and Mike Pompeo is doing a great job.*** They’re very strong and they work hard. And, as you know, they’re doing things that are very — very good. We’re coming up with some very good results.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-marine-one-departure-29/

    Hear about Trump’s “two great stars,” the Secretary of Swagger Pompeo and National Insecurity Advisor Bolton, from Trump’s own lips on official WH video.

    Above excerpt starts at 13:50:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0I6b5XTxQE

    ~~~*~~~

    In the meantime, the Jewish state attacked Damascus International Airport — again.

    SAA Air Defense shot down all hostile missiles but one, which destroyed a warehouse, causing material damage only.

  30. dave January 11, 2019 @ 10:43 pm

    Midterm scoreboard reveals massive pro-Israel influence on Congressional candidates

    https://israelpalestinenews.org/midterm-scoreboard-reveals-massive-pro-israel-influence-on-congressional-candidates/

  31. dave January 11, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

    Israel spraying herbicides inside Gaza violates int’l law, rights groups say

    https://israelpalestinenews.org/israel-spraying-herbicides-inside-gaza-violates-intl-law-rights-groups-say/

  32. Zionien January 11, 2019 @ 11:20 pm

    @All

    To trust, follow, believe, in a Jew is to have a relationship with the Devil!

  33. Tim Buck January 12, 2019 @ 1:46 pm

    Jews have asserted something akin to “Holocaust Denial” at the Texas capitol in Austin. Jews subverted Texas government too.

    AP excerpt below –

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Friday to remove a plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War, bending after years of resistance by state Republican leaders in the face of Confederate monuments falling nationwide.
    www.apnews.com/6328477fa1124ade85ff9103df5a9784

    Just as Jews promote hatred of Russians, Germans, White People, Christians in general, they also promote hate against the South. Dividing gentiles by race, religion, geography, nationality, politics, gender, is Divide and Conquer strategy.

    Jews have another big reason to blame slavery for inciting the Civil War. Jews incited the Civil War, but blaming slavery for inciting the Civil War shifts the blame away from Jews.

    It’s like how the Jews started WW2 but used the Jews Media to accuse Germany of starting WW2, in order to shift the blame from Jews to Germans.

    Also see –
    www.realjewnews.com/?p=1144#comment-1853789

  34. Zionien January 12, 2019 @ 2:13 pm

    @Tim Buck - Ya Das es True Ya^!+

  35. dave January 12, 2019 @ 2:39 pm

    “The War on Terror’s Total Cost: $5,900,000,000,000″
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/war-terrors-total-cost-5-050000196.html

    And let’s never forget who this is all done for.

    Report: Netanyahu Says 9/11 Terror Attacks Good for Israel

    According to Ma’ariv, Netanyahu said Israel is ‘benefiting from attack’ as it ’swung American public opinion.’

    Haaretz Service and Reuters Apr 16, 2008 12:00 AM
    https://www.haaretz.com/1.4970678

  36. KathJuliane January 12, 2019 @ 4:41 pm

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse… it can.

    Plan B — Trump’s “Arab NATO” to take down Iran and try again to deal with Syria.

    Does Trump want to start a new war of his very own instead of having to deal with the wars that other presidents have started?

    Trump said during his surprise Christmas photo-op from Al Asad Air Base in Anbar Province, Iraq, that Jewmerica would remain in Iraq, adding, “In fact, we could use this as the base if we wanted to do something in Syria.”

    Pompass on his blitz grand tour of Middle East-North Africa, seems to be working up a brand new coalition for Trump and Israel against the old/new boogieman, Iran.

    “US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that the Trump administration hopes to establish a coalition consisting of the GCC states, Egypt, and Jordan, naming it the “Middle East Strategic Alliance”.

    Not said, is that this appears to be a coalition which will be a working auxiliary of NATO. Pompeo announced in Cairo that Jewmerica plans to jointly host a global summit focused on Iran and the Middle East February 13-14 in Warsaw, Poland.

    “The Trump Administration is also working to establish the Middle East Strategic Alliance – or ‘MESA’ to confront the region’s most serious threats, and bolster energy and economic cooperation.

    “This effort is bringing together members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as Egypt and Jordan.

    Today we ask those countries to take the next step in solidifying MESA,” Pompeo said in a speech in Cairo during a Middle East tour.

    https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2019/01/12/TRANSCRIPT-Read-Al-Arabiya-s-full-interview-with-US-Secretary-Mike-Pompeo.html

    ~~~*~~~

    Russia Insider: The Clinton Memo That Killed Half a Million People in Syria

    “half the population (of Syria) has been displaced, while the World Bank has estimated total war damage at $226 billion, roughly six years’ income for every Syrian man, woman, and child.”

    Daniel Lazare (Consortium News) 23 hours ago | 1800 words 4,293 73

    Note: The following article, published at Consortium News, was taken down hours after it was published today (1/11/19) -RI.

    A Hillary Clinton memo that Wikileaks made public in 2016 has not gotten the attention it deserves. It takes us back to 2012 and the early phase of the Syrian war.

    At that point, it was largely an internal affair, although Saudi arms shipments were playing a greater and greater role in bolstering rebel forces.

    But once the Obama administration decided in favor of intervention, the conflict was quickly internationalized as thousands of holy warriors flooded in from as far away as western China.

    The 1,200-word memo by then-Secretary of State Clinton begins with the subject of Iran, an important patron of Syria.

    She dismisses any notion that nuclear talks will stop Iran “from improving the crucial part of any nuclear weapons program—the capability to enrich uranium.”

    If it does get the bomb, it goes on, Israel will suffer a strategic setback since it will no longer be able to “respond to provocations with conventional military strikes on Syria and Lebanon, as it can today.”

    Denied the ability to bomb at will, Israel might leave off secondary targets and strike at the main enemy instead.

    Consequently, Clinton argues that the U.S. should topple the Assad regime so as to weaken Iran and allay the fears of Israel, which has long regarded the Islamic republic as its primary enemy. As the memo puts it:

    “Bringing down Assad would not only be a massive boon to Israel’s security, it would also ease Israel’s understandable fear of losing its nuclear monopoly.

    “Then, Israel and the United States might be able to develop a common view of when the Iranian program is so dangerous that military action could be warranted.”

    This document making the case to arm Syrian rebels may have been largely overlooked because of the dates, which appear to be inaccurate.
    (https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/18328)

    One line gives the time as “2001-01-01 03:00” even though Clinton was still a New York senator-elect at that point. That date is also out of synch with the timeline of nuclear diplomacy with Iran.

    Another contains a State Department case and document number and a date of Nov. 30, 2015. But that’s incorrect as well since it postdates Clinton’s resignation as secretary of state by better than two and a half years.

    Central to the Great Debate

    Consequently, anyone stumbling across the memo in the Wikileaks archives would have no idea of how its rather loopy logic figures in the great debate about whether to use force to bring down Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.

    But textual clues provide an answer. The second paragraph refers to nuclear talks with Iran “that began in Istanbul this April and will continue in Baghdad in May,” events that took place in 2012.

    The sixth invokes an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour conducted with then-Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak “last week.” Since the interview took place on April 19, 2012, the memo can therefore be dated to the fourth week in April.

    This is shortly before Clinton joined forces with then-CIA Director David Petraeus to push for an aggressive program of rebel military aid.

    Needless to say, Clinton’s skepticism about negotiating with Iran proved to be unwarranted since Iran eventually agreed to shut down its nuclear program.

    The memo thus illustrates her hawkishness along with her conviction that Israeli security trumps all other considerations even if it means setting fire to a region that’s been burned over more than once.

    But the memo illustrates much else besides: Clinton’s recklessness, her lack of realism and her almost mystical belief that everything will fall neatly into place once the United States flexes its muscle.

    Overthrowing Assad would be nothing less than “transformative,” she writes:

    “…Iran would be strategically isolated, unable to exert its influence in the Middle East. The resulting regime in Syria will see the United States as a friend, not an enemy.

    “Washington would gain substantial recognition as fighting for the people in the Arab world, not the corrupt regimes. For Israel, the rationale for a bolt from the blue attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be eased.

    “And a new Syrian regime might well be open to early action on the frozen peace talks with Israel.

    “Hezbollah in Lebanon would be cut off from its Iranian sponsor since Syria would no longer be a transit point for Iranian training, assistance and missiles.”

    It was “a low-cost high-payoff approach,” she writes, that would eliminate one enemy, weaken two more, and generate such joy among ordinary Syrians that peace talks between Damascus and Tel Aviv will spring back to life.

    The risks were nil. Since “the Libyan operation had no long-lasting consequences for the region,” the memo says, referring to the overthrow of strongman Muammer Gaddafi six months earlier, the Syrian operation wouldn’t either:

    “Some argue that U.S. involvement risks a wider war with Russia. But the Kosovo example [in which NATO bombed Russian-ally Serbia] shows otherwise.

    “In that case, Russia had genuine ethnic and political ties to the Serbs, which don’t exist between Russia and Syria, and even then Russia did little more than complain. Russian officials have already acknowledged they won’t stand in the way if intervention comes.”

    So, there was nothing to worry about. Sixty-five years of Arab-Israeli conflict would fall by the wayside while Russia remains safely marginalized.

    How it Turned Out

    Needless to say, that’s not how things turned out. At that moment, Libya seemed under control.

    But three or four months later, it would explode as Western-backed Islamist militias blasted away at one another, imposing strict Sharia law, re-instituting slavery and rolling back decades of social progress.

    Once President Barack Obama approved a modified version of the Clinton-Petraeus plan, Syria would plunge into the same abyss as jihadis funded by Saudi Arabia and the other oil monarchies spread sectarian violence and fear.

    Clinton’s assumption that the U.S. could neatly and cleanly decapitate the Syrian government without having to worry about broader consequences was little short of deluded.

    The notion that ordinary Syrians would fall to their knees in gratitude was ludicrous while her disregard for the intricacies of Syrian politics was astonishing.

    Then there’s the memo’s blithe suggestion that Washington “work with regional allies like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar to organize, train, and arm Syrian rebel forces.”

    In late 2009, Clinton wrote in another diplomatic memo made public by Wikileaks that “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

    So what made her think two years later that the kingdom would not fund Syrian jihadis of precisely the same ilk?

    The 2009 memo slammed Qatar for allowing Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist groups to use the sheikdom “as a fundraising locale.”

    So what made her think that a pro-Al Qaeda autocracy would now help Syrians “fight for their freedom,” as the memo puts it?

    Wouldn’t Qatar be more likely to remove what little freedom Syrians had left? Of course, it would.

    There is a remarkable continuity between the Syria policy that Clinton was proposing and earlier policies in Afghanistan and Libya.

    In the first, U.S. military aid wound up flowing to the notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a religious sectarian and raging anti-western xenophobe who nonetheless was “the most efficient at killing Soviets,” as Steve Coll put it in “Ghost Wars,” his bestselling 2004 account of the CIA’s love affair with jihad.

    Hekmatyar’s cutthroats wound up with the lion’s share of American arms.

    More or less the same thing happened in Libya once Clinton persuaded Qatar to join the anti-Gaddafi coalition.

    The sheikhdom seized the opportunity to distribute some $400 million to various rebel militias, many of them Islamist. The Obama administration said nothing in response.

    Once again, U.S. arms and materiel flowed to the most reactionary elements. The same would happen in Syria where U.S. and Saudi arms went to the local Al Qaeda affiliate, known as Jabhat al-Nusra, and even to ISIS, as a meticulous report by Conflict Armament Research, a Swiss and EU-funded study group in London, has shown.

    (See “Did Obama Arm Islamic State Killers?” Consortium News, Dec. 21, 2017.)

    Insurgency Mix

    By August 2012, a secret Defense Intelligence Agency report found that Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda were already “the major forces driving the insurgency” and that the U.S. and Gulf states backed them regardless.

    Speechwriter Ben Rhodes summed up the problem of “moderate” rebels who were indistinguishable from Al Qaeda in his White House memoir, “The World As It Is.”

    In that, he writes that “Al Nusra was probably the strongest fighting force within the opposition, and while there were extremist elements in the group, it was also clear that the more moderate opposition was fighting side by side with al Nusra.

    “I argued that labeling al Nusra as terrorists would alienate the same people we want to help, while giving al Nusra less incentive to avoid extremist affiliations.”

    The problem was how to separate the “good” Al Qaeda fighters from the “bad.” Rhodes later complained when Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he and his fellow Obama officials were “trying to climb a spruce tree naked without scratching our ass.”

    This was “smug,” Rhodes says. But Putin was merely using a colorful expression to say that the policy made no sense; which it didn’t.

    The cost, half a dozen years after the Clinton email, is staggering. As many as 560,000 people have died, half the population has been displaced, while the World Bank has estimated total war damage at $226 billion, roughly six years’ income for every Syrian man, woman, and child.

    A cockeyed memo thus unleashed a real-life catastrophe that refuses to go away. It’s a nightmare from which President Donald Trump is struggling to escape in his confused and deluded way and that the Deep State – everyone from arch-neocon John Bolton to “liberal” Nancy Pelosi– is determined to renew.

    https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/clinton-memo-killed-half-million-people-syria/ri25874

    ~~~*~~~

    Lest I forget, on October 21, 2018 the Canada-led NATO Mission Iraq began. How does that proverb about the camel getting his nose under the tent go again?

    http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/9e643705-cb6f-4b36-af7a-71531c8de794

    I don’t see where Trump is trying to escape this, or else he would fire Bolton and Pompeo on Twitter.

  37. dave January 12, 2019 @ 5:10 pm

    Alison Weir reviews Israeli Lobby working to remove Constitutional rights

    By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor - January 12, 2019

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/01/12/alison-weir-reviews-israeli-lobby-working-with-israel-lobby-to-remove-constitutional-rights/

  38. KathJuliane January 12, 2019 @ 6:38 pm

    RT: ‘Time for new govt’: US openly throws weight behind Venezuelan opposition seeking to depose Maduro

    Washington has explicitly expressed its support for a potential coup against the elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, by offering its backing to the opposition and stating outright it was time for a “new government.”

    “The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will continue … to work diligently to restore a real democracy” to Venezuela, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on his trip to the Middle East on Saturday, adding that Washington would attempt to make the Latin American nations “come together to deliver that.”

    The US’ top diplomat’s words came in the wake of Maduro’s inauguration for another term in power, which drew widespread condemnation from the US and its allies in the region. The head of the opposition-controlled Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, said on Friday that he was ready to take over the president’s office and asked for help from the military and the “international community.”

    The US was quick to support the upstart challenger; it almost immediately threw its weight behind the National Assembly president. First, US National Security Advisor John Bolton welcomed what he called Guaidó’s “courageous decision” while denouncing Maduro’s “claim to power” as “illegitimate.”

    On Saturday the US State Department went even further when it said in a statement “it is to begin the orderly transition to a new government” while repeatedly praising “the commitment to democratic principles of the elected members of the Venezuelan National Assembly.” It also called on the Venezuelan people and the army to “uphold and respect the role of the National Assembly” and ensure “all protections the constitution affords to Guaidó.”

    The Organization of American States (OAS), a regional cooperation structure encompassing all sovereign nations of the Americas, also expressed its support for Guaidó: the organization’s secretary general Luis Almagro had already said the OAS “welcomes Guaidó’s assumption of [the position] of interim president” of Venezuela.

    A day after Maduro’s inauguration the opposition-controlled legislature dismissed his election, which was held in May 2018, as illegitimate, and called for protests to oust the president. Guaidó in particular is planning a massive nationwide demonstration on January 23. Maduro himself quickly dismissed the opposition as a “group of little boys.”

    Washington and Caracas have been locked in a bitter feud in recent years. US economic pressure and the decline of oil prices have contributed to a severe social and economic crisis in the Latin American country. US President Donald Trump repeatedly called Maduro a “dictator” and blamed him for the humanitarian problems in Venezuela, while Maduro, in turn, repeatedly accused the US of collaborating with Venezuelan neighbors and the opposition in his own country to oust him.

    Indeed, the US had allegedly plotted more than once to oust Maduro from power. A report by AP claimed that Trump actually considered invading Venezuela outright to overthrow Maduro. The president reportedly discussed this issue in August 2017 with then-secretary of state Rex Tillerson and then-national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

    Another report, by the New York Times, said that the Trump administration was involved in talks with a group of Venezuelan officers plotting to overthrow Maduro for about a year. Washington also imposed increasingly restrictive sanctions on Venezuela’s finances and debt issuance, apparently aiming for a regime change.

    https://www.rt.com/news/448673-us-venezuela-time-new-government/

  39. KathJuliane January 12, 2019 @ 7:04 pm

    Press TV: Large US troop deployment in Kirkuk [Iraqi Kurdistan] causes Iraqi outcry

    The United States military has made a large troop deployment to military bases near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, causing outcry among the local population.

    The troops have been stationed predominantly at the K1 airbase situated 15 kilometers away from the city, Press TV’s correspondent in Kirkuk said on Thursday.

    The deployment is said to have happened on the pretext of countering remaining Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

    Hashd al-Sha’abi spokesperson Ali al-Hussaini denounced the presence of the US forces, saying that the city faced no terrorist threat and Americans had no reason to be there.

    “Deploying US forces in Kirkuk or any other city is unacceptable. This is violating the treaty between the US and Iraq,” said Hussaini.

    The city experienced relative calm since Iraqi Kurds handed over positions to Iraqi troops in October 2017.

    “All ethnicities here live in peace, the presence of foreign forces here may disturb the peace in Kirkuk,” said a local resident.

    Another local expressed doubt about the reason for the foreign military presence.

    “We’re not in need of foreign forces because the Iraqi military, Hashd al-Sha’abi, Peshmerga forces and police are enough. We live in peace with our brothers.”

    On Thursday, Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) were also deployed in Kirkuk.

    The ISOF deployment was in response to rising tensions after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) flag was illegally raised over a political party headquarters building, signaling unfounded Kurdish claims to the city.

    The rising tensions in Kirkuk come as Pompeo visited the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, Erbil, after visiting Baghdad on Wednesday.

    “These have been folks that have fought with us and it’s important that we do everything we can to ensure that those folks that fought with us are protected,” said Pompeo during the trip.

    The visit was part of a Middle East tour aimed at assuring US allies of continued American presence in the region despite earlier remarks made by US President Donald Trump calling for a regional troop withdrawal.

    Pompeo seemingly backpedaled from Trump’s earlier statements, saying that “we learned that when America retreats, chaos often follows.”

    The statements were, however, later ridiculed by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who highlighted America’s role in destabilizing the region.
    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/11/585484/Large-US-troop-deployment
    ======

    Press TV: Tehran, Baghdad discuss expansion of ties in defiance of US’ pressures

    Top officials from Iran and Iraq held talks on Thursday on ways to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries, just one day after a surprise visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Arab country, which was supposed to convince Baghdad to restrict its ties with Tehran.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/11/585459/Iran-Iraq-Pompeo-Zanganeh-energy-sanctions

    ======

    Press TV: Pompeo vows to ‘expel’ Iranians from Syria, calls US pullout ‘tactical’ anti-Iran bid

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened to “expel” all Iranian forces in Syria, describing Washington’s declared troop withdrawal from Syria as a “tactical change” of its mission to counter Iran’s influence in the Arab country amid bolstering American military presence in the region.

    Speaking Saturday in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi as part of an anti-Iran regional lobbying tour, Pompeo insisted that the US troop withdrawal bid from Syria was a “tactical change” and that the American mission to counter Iranian influence there remained the same.

    The top US diplomat had earlier vowed in a speech in the Egyptian capital Cairo that the US would “expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria, where American troops have reportedly begun a force withdrawal as US military presence in the region has been expanded to purportedly support the pull-out process.

    “It’s an ambitious objective, but it is ours, and it is our mission,” Pompeo admitted in his Thursday remarks at the American University in Cairo, further vowing that “our airstrikes in the region will continue as targets arise.”

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/13/585636/US-Secretary-of-State-Mike-Pompeo-Syria-troop-withdrawal-Iran-influence-Abu-Dhabi

    Has Trump fired Pompeo yet?

  40. Brother Nathanael January 12, 2019 @ 8:08 pm

    Regular Vids Coming Back!

    Hope to post a brand new Vid this Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Stay tuned! +bn

  41. pesach ben or January 12, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

    Trump gets whacked (by a convenient “lone” illegal alien?), Zio-cretin Pence has a mysterious “accident,” and Pelosi is in!

    Plan B all over again.

    She may not be killary, but Pelosi’s daughter is reported to have said that those who do not do what her mother says should “have their head cut off.”

  42. dave January 13, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

    Washington, D.C.?

    I don’t think so.

    How about ‘Washington, D.I., District of Israel’.

    The great statesman from Arkansas, William Fullbright, said all the way back in 1973 that Washington, DC is Israeli-occupied territory.

  43. Tim Buck January 14, 2019 @ 7:25 am

    Israel’s DC or DC’s Israel ?

    The main purposes of Schiff, Schumer, Rosenstein, Mueller, & Co are to get dirt on Trump that can be used as blackmail and to accuse Trump of the evils that Hillary and the Jews behind her actually did.

    145 million dollars from Russia went into the Clinton funding foundation. Bill Clinton received $500K to give a speech in Russia.

    Why aren’t the Jews Media and Dems demanding a special counsel investigation into this Russian collusion between the Clintons and Russia? The answer is painfully obvious – Hillary, the Jews, and Dems are all on the same team.

    In 2012 when Obama met Russian President Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, a live mic picked up Obama whispering to Medvedev to tell Putin that Obama would “have more flexibility” to give Putin what he wants after Obama’s re-election.

    Neither the Dems nor the Jews Media demanded a special counsel investigation into what Obama was colluding with Medvedev about. The reason is clear – Obama, the Jews Media, and the Dems are on the same team.

    Deep State Jews have such strong control all the way down to the worker-bee levels of government that even when repubs have the white house, senate, and representatives, Jews still control the government.

    The Mueller Report is a left wing political operation intended to blame Trump for the Russian Collusion of the Clintons and democrats in this blame-the-victim scam.

    Israel and the Jews rule DC.

  44. KathJuliane January 14, 2019 @ 10:27 am

    If Americans Knew

    Tom Hurndall [unarmed photo-journalist] was in a coma for nine months after being shot in the head by an Israeli sniper.

    He died January 13, 2004.

    He had been trying to remove Palestinian children from the range of Israeli rifle fire.

    https://ifamericaknew.org/cur_sit/hurndall-articles.html

  45. KathJuliane January 14, 2019 @ 11:01 am

    If Americans Knew: House passes bill to force Trump to nominate “anti-semitism” head who would monitor criticism of Israel

    By Alison Weir

    On January 11th the U.S. House of Representatives voted 411-1 for a bill that would force President Trump to nominate an anti-Semitism envoy, a position that has been vacant since he took office. The definition of anti-Semitism the position uses includes certain criticisms of Israel.

    The bipartisan bill upgrades the current position of Anti-Semitism Envoy to an ambassador rank, which requires the job to be filled within 90 days.

    The law states that the Special Envoy shall “serve as the primary advisor to, and coordinate efforts across, the U.S. government relating to monitoring and combating anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic incitement in foreign countries.”

    The bill, H.R.221- Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, was sponsored by Rep. Christopher H. Smith [R-NJ-4] and has 87 co-sponsors. Smith’s largest campaign donor was NorPAC, a pro-Israel political action committee.

    To become law the bill must next be passed by the Senate and then be signed by the president. If Trump vetoes it, Congress can override this through a two-thirds vote.

    The position of anti-Semitism envoy was created in 2004 over the objections of the State Department, which said it wasn’t needed.

    It was urged by Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky, who had formulated a new definition of anti-Semitism that includes criticism of Israel.

    Previous envoys before or after serving serving in the position worked for the Israel lobbying organization AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    The second envoy, Hannah Rosenthal, adopted the Sharansky definition of anti-Semitism for use by the State Department.

    This is part of an international campaign to insert the new Israel-centric definition in governments and other bodies around the world.

    The Times of Israel reports that the impetus for the current bill was “Trump’s failure to pick someone for that opening over the last two years, despite frequent calls from Jewish groups.”

    The lawmaker who voted against the bill was Republican Justin Amash from Michigan, a civil libertarian who is Chairman of the House Liberty Caucus.

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of whose missions is to advocate for Israel, has been heavily promoting the legislation, which was first introduced last year.

    The ADL, which includes certain criticisms of Israel as “anti-Semitic,” has issued reports that there has been a “rise in anti-Semitism.”

    Some have disputed the ADL numbers, since the ADL does not make public the incident reports on which it bases its claims, since some include actions or statements regarding Israel rather than bigotry, and since the widely publicized bomb threats against Jewish institutions turned out to be the work of a Jewish Israeli. Similarly, some reportedly “anti-Semitic” cemetery damage turned out to have been caused by neglect.

    The new Congress has been quick to take up legislation promoted by the Israel lobby.

    The first Senate bill of 2019 is a composite bill that would give Israel billions of dollars and “combat” the campaign to boycott Israel over its human rights violations among its measures.

    The anti-Semitism envoy legislation had been passed in the House in 2018 but did not come to a vote in the Senate. The Senate bill was introduced by Republican Marco Rubio (FL) with eight co-sponsors, seven of them Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren (MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Ron Wyden (OR).

    The Times of Israel reports that ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt called on the Senate to “take up this bill in a timely manner.”

    It is unclear when the bill will be re-introduced in the Senate. The current Israel bill S.1 has been blocked by Democrats over their battle with Trump and the government shutdown. The effort to bring that bill to a vote will resume on Monday.

    The House anti-semitism envoy bill was expedited and voted on with little advance notice under a suspension of the rules procedure. The Senate could take a similar course of action.

    Additional legislation regarding anti-Semitism may also be re-introduced at some point.

    The Senate passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act unanimously in 2016, and it was reintroduced in both the Senate and the House last year.

    The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports: “The Act – pushed by AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federations of America – instructs the Department of Education’s Civil Rights office to follow ‘the definition of anti-Semitism set forth by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism of the Department of State in the Fact Sheet issued on June 8, 2010.’”

    The bill has been held up over objections that it interferes with academic freedom and Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech.

    https://israelpalestinenews.org/house-passes-bill-to-force-trump-to-nominate-anti-semitism-head-who-would-monitor-criticism-of-israel/

  46. KathJuliane January 14, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

    Mint Press News: How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

    As Newsguard’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States.

    MINNEAPOLIS — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.

    While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made this ominous warning, it appears that the neoconservatives and other standard bearers of the military-industrial complex and the U.S. oligarchy are now poised to let loose their latest digital offensive against independent media outlets that seek to expose wrongdoing in both the private and public sectors.

    As MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh recently wrote, MintPress was informed that it was under review by an organization called Newsguard Technologies, which described itself to MintPress as simply a “news rating agency” and asked Muhawesh to comment on a series of allegations, several of which were blatantly untrue.

    However, further examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy.

    More troubling still, Newsguard — by virtue of its deep connections to government and Silicon Valley — is lobbying to have its rankings of news sites installed by default on computers in U.S. public libraries, schools, and universities as well as on all smartphones and computers sold in the United States.

    In other words, as Newsguard’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. Worse still, if its efforts to quash dissenting voices in the U.S. are successful, Newsguard promises that its next move will be to take its system global.

    Red light, green light . . .

    Newsguard has received considerable attention in the mainstream media of late, having been the subject of a slew of articles in the Washington Post, the Hill, the Boston Globe, Politico, Bloomberg, Wired, and many others just over the past few months.

    Those articles portray Newsguard as using “old-school journalism” to fight “fake news” through its reliance on nine criteria allegedly intended to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to online news.

    Newsguard separates sites it deems worthy and sites it considers unreliable by using a color-coded rating — green, yellow, or red — and more detailed “nutrition labels” regarding a site’s credibility or lack thereof.

    Rankings are created by Newsguard’s team of “trained analysts.”

    The color-coding system may remind some readers of the color-coded terror threat-level warning system that was created after 9/11, making it worth noting that Tom Ridge, the former secretary of Homeland Security who oversaw the implementation of that system under George W. Bush, is on Newsguard’s advisory board.

    As Newsguard releases a new rating of a site, that rating automatically spreads to all computers that have installed its news ranking browser plug-in.

    That plug-in is currently available for free for the most commonly used internet browsers. NewsGuard directly markets the browser plug-in to libraries, schools and internet users in general.

    According to its website, Newsguard has rated more than 2,000 news and information sites.

    However, it plans to take its ranking efforts much farther by eventually reviewing “the 7,500 most-read news and information websites in the U.S.—about 98 percent of news and information people read and share online” in the United States in English.

    A recent Gallup study, which was supported and funded by Newsguard as well as the Knight Foundation (itself a major investor in Newsguard), stated that a green rating increased users likelihood to share and read content while a red rating decreased that likelihood.

    Specifically, it found 63 percent would be less likely to share news stories from red-rated websites, and 56 percent would be more likely to share news from green-rated websites, though the fact that Newsguard and one of its top investors funded the poll makes it necessary to take these findings with a grain of salt.

    However, some of the rankings Newsguard itself has publicized show that it is manifestly uninterested in fighting “misinformation.”

    How else to explain the fact that the Washington Post and CNN both received high scores even though both have written stories or made statements that later proved to be entirely false?

    For example, CNN falsely claimed in 2016 that it was illegal for Americans to read WikiLeaks releases and unethically colluded with the DNC to craft presidential debate questions to favor Hillary Clinton’s campaign that same year.

    Continued: https://www.mintpressnews.com/newsguardneocon-backed-fact-checker-plans-to-wage-war-on-independent-media/253687/

  47. dave January 14, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

    After Gaza slaughter, Obama officials met with Israeli generals to counter ‘poisonous’ Goldstone Report and get ‘Israeli story out’

    US Politics Philip Weiss on January 14, 2019

    This is the tenth anniversary of “Cast Lead,” Israel’s three-week-long onslaught on Gaza that took nearly 1,400 lives, 318 of them children, and that as much as anything helped shift the American view of the conflict, causing young progressives to side with Palestinians.

    During those three weeks of horrifying images, President-elect Obama had nothing critical to say and Israel did him a favor in return: it ended the bombing/invasion two days before he was inaugurated.

    Then in September the UN Human Rights Council issued a bombshell of its own, the Goldstone Report, which documented what it called war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during the onslaught, chiefly the Israeli pattern of deliberately striking civilian targets, including schools, mosques, homes, and a flour mill and a chicken farm.

    The Obama administration worked to stymie the report at international bodies, and in the end the report went nowhere (defused by its author, Judge Richard Goldstone, who under huge pressure from his own community retracted the allegation that civilians were intentionally targeted).

    The greatest impact the Goldstone report had was on international opinion. Now a State Department cable has been leaked in which US diplomatic officials are shown to have met with seven Israeli generals over two days in January 2010 to discuss ways to counter the “poisonous” Goldstone Report’s influence over Israel’s reputation.

    Continued: https://mondoweiss.net/2019/01/slaughter-officials-poisonous/

  48. KathJuliane January 14, 2019 @ 5:17 pm

    “The role of the president of the United States is to support the decisions that are made by the people of Israel. It is not up to us to pick and choose from among the political parties.” — Ann Lewis, former White House official and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign advisor.

    The quote appeared in the Washington Post in a March 2008 article by Dana Milibank titled “The Audacity of Chutzpah” about the United Jewish Communities conference on the 2008 presidential election candidates.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/17/AR2008031702440.html

  49. KathJuliane January 14, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

    And now, congressional news from the Israeli Vassal Republic of Texas.

    ~~~*~~~
    Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) speaks at awards dinner for Jewish Institute for National Security (JINSA) November 1, 2017 (video here). McCaul, who is Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security committees, received an award.
    https://youtu.be/LCoEHQGTuvk

    McCaul introduces House bill to give Israel billions of dollars, combat BDS

    A powerful Congressman with ties to a controversial donor has introduced a House version of S.1, the Senate bill that would give Israel $38 billion & combat BDS…

    By Alison Weir

    On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336, reported to be a companion bill to S.1, the Senate bill that would cement a $38 billion package to Israel, combat the movement to pressure Israel to adhere to international law (BDS), and other measures.

    The text of the bill is not yet publicly available since McCaul has not published it on his Congressional website, issued a press release about it, or informed his regional offices about the bill.

    The Congressional website also does not contain a summary or text almost a week after the bill was introduced.

    The bill has been referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs; the Judiciary; Financial Services; Science, Space, and Technology; and Armed Services.

    Pro-Israel PACs & controversial donor

    McCaul has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

    In 2018 he was endorsed by “Citizens Organized,” a pro-Israel PAC located in Los Angeles (most of its contributors are from Beverly Hills) and NorPAC, which says it is the largest pro-Israel advocacy organization in the country.

    A NorPAC fundraiser with McCaul in October was hosted by Munr Kazmir, a Jewish Pakistani-American whose mother is Israeli.

    Kazmir, a major political donor, has been the focus of several controversies.

    In 2014 Kazmir filed for bankruptcy protection, saying he was $16 million in debt, and defaulted on a $2.5 million government loan.

    In the 1990s, according to NorthJersey.com, he was investigated by the state Division of Consumer Affairs for allegedly helping therapists working for one of his health care companies cheat on the national licensing examination.

    In yet another controversy, in 1991 Kazmir was connected to a political donor accused of medicare fraud. And in 2014 the Daily Mail reported that a house Kazmir owned was being used as a brothel by Chinese sex traffickers, although Kazmir said he was unaware of the renters’ activities.

    According to Kazmir’s website, he serves on the Board of Governors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, American Jewish Congress, Chabad House, Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    He was also a former member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPC) and former Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Media Research Institution (MEMRI).

    Additional cosponsors of H.R.336

    Other co-sponsors of the bill are Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC-10]) and Will Hurd (R-TX-23). Both also have strong pro-Israel records; McHenry has received over $102,000 from pro-Israel PACs.

    The full title of the current bill is “H.R.336 – To make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes.”

    https://israelpalestinenews.org/mccaul-introduces-house-bill-to-give-israel-billions-of-dollars-combat-bds/

  50. KathJuliane January 14, 2019 @ 9:01 pm

    Had to spill the beans. The SAA and Russian forces are finding ammo, weapons and supplies made in Israel all of the time.

    ~~~*~~~

    RT: After years of speculation, IDF chief admits Israel supplied Syrian rebels with weapons

    The outgoing IDF chief of staff has spilled the beans on a poorly guarded secret of the Israeli military, that it has supplied Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s government with weapons “for self-defense.”

    Gadi Eisenkot, who was the Israeli Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff for the last three years, told the Sunday Times in a farewell interview that Israel had been directly involved in the Syrian conflict on the side of the Syrian rebels, something that Tel Aviv has been reluctant to acknowledge before.

    The general, who is retiring from military service, said that Israel supplied rebels at the border with light weapons for the purposes of “self-defense.”

    While the direct links between Syrian rebels and Israeli commanders have been officially revealed for the first time, rumors of close military ties between the armed militants and the Israeli government have been circulating for years.

    Foreign Policy magazine reported in September that Israel supplied weapons and gave money to at least 12 rebel groups holed up in southern Syria.

    The arrangement reportedly included Israeli officials also giving $75-per-person monthly allowances to rebel fighters, in addition to the funds their leaders received to procure weapons on the black market

    In return, rebels were expected to deter Hezbollah and Iran proxies from the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights.

    The scheme was reportedly in effect throughout Operation Good Neighbor, which officially kicked off in June 2016 and was wrapped up only last November.

    Within this undertaking, Israel was openly assisting the rebels but claimed that assistance was strictly humanitarian.

    Israel treated wounded Syrian rebels and their families in its hospitals, provided some 1,524 tons of food, 250 tons of clothes, 947,520 liters of fuel, as well as a huge amount of medical supplies.

    However, until recently Israel kept vigorously denying any involvement beyond that.

    The Jerusalem Post’s report in September on the IDF confirming that it had provided light weapons to Syrian rebels was promptly pulled from its website. The newspaper told RT at the time that it was forced to remove the article by the army’s censor, apparently, “for security reasons.”

    In November, Maj. Gen. Gershon Hacohen, a former senior commander with the IDF, revealed that former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon had personally met with a group of Syrian rebels, without specifying the time period. Ya’alon was Israel’s chief of defense from 2013 to May 2016.

    The Israeli military seems to have finally begun to reveal the scope of its involvement in the Syrian conflict, previously shrouded in secrecy.

    In an interview with the New York Times, Eisenkot acknowledged that Israel has been waging a large-scale bombing campaign aimed at degrading Iran’s military influence in the region.

    In 2018 alone, the IDF dropped 2,000 bombs on alleged Iran-linked targets in Syria.

    Sorties into the neighboring country’s territory became“near-daily events” after PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s government greenlighted the expansion of the operation in January 2017, according to the retiring general.

    https://www.rt.com/news/448818-israel-arming-rebels-admission/

  51. benzion kook January 14, 2019 @ 10:45 pm

    The U.S. Congress will “halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people” by sending additional billions of your tax dollars to the people who, by their own admission, have launched thousands
    of attacks against Syria in recent years.

    This according to IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot, who in a Sunday Times interview admits waging war on Syria involving “thousands of attacks.”

  52. KathJuliane January 14, 2019 @ 11:18 pm

    Trump signs into law genocide prevention act named for Elie Wiesel

    Legislation in honor of Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor defines prevention of mass murder as a matter of national security

    US President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law bipartisan legislation named for the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, the White House announced in a statement.

    The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act aims to improve the US response to emerging or potential genocides and passed final votes last month in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

    The act ensures that the official policy of the United States deems the prevention of genocide and other crimes a matter of national security interest.

    It establishes an interagency Mass Atrocities Task Force and encourages the director of national intelligence to include information on atrocities in the annual crime report to Congress.

    It also enables training for US Foreign Service officers on detecting early signs of atrocities.

    More: https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-signs-into-law-genocide-prevention-act-named-for-elie-wiesel/

  53. dave January 15, 2019 @ 1:20 am

    Recall Bill Clinton’s press secretary Joe Lockhart’s impression of Netanyahu: “one of the most obnoxious individuals you’re going to come into – just a liar and a cheat. He could open his mouth and you could have no confidence that anything that came out of it was the truth.”

    And who can forget Bill Clinton’s own reaction upon experiencing Netanyahu?

    In “The Much Too Promised Land,” Aaron David Miller relates that during their first meeting in the summer of 1996, Netanyahu lectured the president about the Arab-Israeli issue, prompting Clinton’s, “Who the f– does he think he is? Who’s the f-ing superpower here?”

    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/01/where-jeffrey-goldberg/

    My response: “Israel is, Mr. President.”

  54. Tim Buck January 15, 2019 @ 9:05 am

    When stories about self-driving cars began popping up all over the Jews Media, many people wondered why anyone would want a self driving car, assuming such a tricky thing could be safe.

    Self driving car operations began with Google of all places, not Ford, GM, Nissan, nor any car manufacturing company. Why would a CIA spy front like Google get involved with self driving cars?

    Computers aren’t suited to driving cars, especially in traffic. The self driving car that ran over and killed the woman on the crosswalk in Tempe, Az demonstrates that. Humans inherently know things like not to run over people, computers don’t.

    There are things computers do much better than humans, like logarithms, trig functions, square roots, and other math functions. But the driver of a car needs to see, hear, feel, sense things, and interpret what they mean in ways computers can’t do.

    Jews reports have talked about “the need” for police to be able to disable or take control of cars fleeing from police. That seems more like the real reason Zionists want self-driving cars – to have more control over us.

    Self driving cars would almost surely provide remote control access which cops could use to take control of self driving cars.

    On the surface that may sound okay, but Zionist operatives in law enforcement would use it for assassinations, capture of anti-zionists, and whatever devilish minds can imagine.

    Some reports say gasoline engines are being phased out and only electric cars will be available in the future. Ever since the 1970s, government/Zionism has been imposing regulations to make cars smaller and less powerful.

    Zionists seem to view cars as giving too much power to common people, the same way Zionists view guns.

    It seems as if cars are being made smaller, less powerful, and will be equipped in the future with remote control so that Zionist controlled police can easily take control of people’s cars.

  55. Brother Nathanael January 15, 2019 @ 9:50 am

    NEW Video Today!

    Regular Videos begin again!

    Hope to post by early evening.

    Stay. Tuned. +BN

  56. KathJuliane January 15, 2019 @ 3:48 pm

    SANA: Russian source: Terrorists preparing for new chemical attacks in Syria

    Moscow, SANA – A Russian source said that terrorist organizations are preparing to carry out new attacks using chemical weapons and toxic materials against civilians and army units in Idleb.

    Interfax news agency on Tuesday quoted the source as saying that terrorists are preparing a new chemical attack in Ma’aret al-Nu’man area in Idleb province, and they are storing toxic chemicals in several warehouses in Idleb province and the far northern countryside of Lattakia.

    The source said that the terror organizations of “Ajnad al-Caucasus” and “Jaish al-Izza” and “Turkistani Party” are preparing for a series of synchronized attacks with chemical weapons in the provinces of Lattakia, Idleb, Aleppo, and Hama, using shells and mines loaded with toxic materials as well as drones.

    The source said the terrorists have shipped 500 liters of chemicals to Abu al-Duhour area in Idleb and Helfaya north of Hama.

    The source also pointed out that in late December 2018, 30 terrorists arrived at Ariha area in Idleb with the assistance of a foreign intelligence agency to make shells loaded with toxic chemicals, and they were tasked with carrying out attacks against civilians to frame the Syrian Arab Army in mass media and social networking sites.

    https://sana.sy/en/?p=155728

  57. Citizenfitz January 15, 2019 @ 3:55 pm

    McJesus….

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/01/15/sculpture-ronald-mcdonald-cross-ignites-violent-clashes-israel/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1851d6702972

    The kikes are in damage control mode, saying: “The sculpture, named “McJesus,” was meant to be a critique of society’s capitalistic culture, Haifa Museum of Art officials told the Associated Press.”

    Anyone believe that? Anyone? …crickets chirping…

    Humorously, the artist who made McJesus wants it removed, as he supports BDS.

  58. KathJuliane January 15, 2019 @ 4:09 pm

    Electronic Intifada: Canada investigates Jewish National Fund for funding Israel’s crimes

    Pressured by human rights activists and a Palestinian refugee, the Canada Revenue Agency has begun an investigation into the Jewish National Fund of Canada over its use of charitable donations to build projects for the Israeli military and illegal settlements.

    Uses of charitable donations to fund foreign militaries contravenes Canadian law.

    JNF Canada’s parent organization, the Jewish National Fund (JNF), predates the establishment of Israel and uses tree-planting as a cover to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from their land.

    After Israel’s establishment in 1948, the JNF took control of most of the land which had been confiscated from Palestinian refugees.

    In the 1950s, the JNF became a quasi-state organization, with a policy to lease land only to Jews on an openly discriminatory basis.

    Documents show that the JNF has repeatedly used JNF Canada as a conduit to collect funds for its illegal projects, activists say.

    JNF Canada recently told public broadcaster CBC that it stopped funneling money to the Israeli military in 2016.

    However, acting as a conduit for its parent organization, funds continue to flow into projects connected to the Israeli military.

    And the JNF remains involved in decades-old activities of land theft and expulsion of Palestinians, actions which also violate international law.

    In addition to the formal complaint, activists have initiated a petition through parliament calling for JNF Canada’s charitable status to be revoked.

    It will be presented to parliament and the government will have to respond.

    Continued: https://electronicintifada.net/content/canada-investigates-jewish-national-fund-funding-israels-crimes/26426

    ~~~*~~~

    SANA: People of occupied Golan reaffirm commitment to their lands, determination to confront settlement plans

    Quneitra, SANA – The people of the occupied Syrian Golan affirmed that they are committed to every inch of the Golan, and that they are prepared to defend it with their lives.

    In a statement issued on Tuesday, the people of the occupied Golan voiced their utter rejection of the Israeli occupation’s new settlement project which involves building wind turbines on locals’ lands.

    They said this project seeks to displace them and steal their lands by force, affirming their commitment to their homeland Syria and their Syrian identity, and vowed to continue confronting all the unjust and oppressive practices by the Israeli occupation.

    The statement was issued following a meeting held to oppose the turbines project on Friday by social and religious activities in the villages of Majdal Shams, Masada. Ein Qunya, and Baqaatha, and bears the signatures of their people.

    The Israeli occupation authorities seek to build a new settlement project by constructing 46 large wind turbines for generating electricity in the occupied Golan, and this project would entail confiscating over 6,000 dunams (6 square kilometers) of farmlands that belong to the people of the aforementioned villages.

    https://sana.sy/en/?p=155720

  59. TheyJew'dOurFood-DUDE! January 15, 2019 @ 7:03 pm

    IT’S OVER

    Can you feel it too?! The Jew WORMS have run out of lies.

    They have no more worn out tired diatribes, Shame/Blame, Lie/Cry tactics to use anymore!

    They aren’t viable, and no one with a half a broken brain would ever buy their B.S. anyway - It’s Over!

    Slapping a ANTI-ZIONIST bumper sticker on the old ride tomorrow, Hey it’s my 1st Amendment right - freedom of expression/opinion, just like “McJesus” right libby WORMS..?!?!? :/

    Gotta get the word out not to be intimidated/scared of these Worms!

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