The Return Of Jeb Bush
By Brother Nathanael Kapner November 25, 2016 ©
IT WAS INEVITABLE that the return of Jeb Bush on the heels of Trump’s victory would soon follow.
He showed up at the right time and the right place with his OpEd in the Wall Street Journal on Thanksgiving Day, “Where Republicans Go From Here.”
It’s STILL the Bush family’s party and Jeb presumes to lead the flock to finer pastures.
It’s their party and their crying is over. They’re still in charge and Trump is jumping through the hoops.
Why else are Republican stars cast in leading roles in Trump’s administration? Names like Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus croon a gladsome tune among the Bush family cronies.
And Jeb is on his pulpit crooning away. He’s got something to say and he’s going to have plenty to say from here on in.
(He’s “praying” for Trump, he says, he voted for Clinton, but now he’s “praying” away.)
When Jeb Bush speaks no one really listens except the Republican hacks who are loyal to the Bush royalty and kow to the identity politics of the chosen noblesse, Jews, who fund and control both parties.
It is precisely the bane of ‘identity politics’ that Jeb Bush condemns in his WSJ piece, that is, his Manifesto For Making America Great…and that’s the rub in your face, President Trump.
“WE MUST NOT STOOP to the identity politics of the left,” Jeb pontificates, “and not focus on angst, grievance and division over race,” he declames.
Well I’ll be a red-neck lout.
There’s nothing worse than a Protestant Republican scolding his ‘bigoted’ parishioners. Move over Norman Vincent Peale, a preacher for our narrow-minded times has appeared!
Yet as far as Jeb Bush is concerned we can stoop to the Jews:
“We must make it clear that there is no room in our tent for despicable bigotries like racism, misogyny or anti-Semitism.”
Thus saith Preacher Jeb, the new pulpiteer of cultural refrainments.
But that old-tyme refrain that rhymes with ‘anti-Semitism’ croons the tune that offending Jews means your political (and vocational) career is over.
IF THERE IS NO ROOM for upsetting Jews in Jeb’s tent—”our tent,” he says—then there will be NO draining of the swamp since it’s stocked by Jewish money.
Anyone naming the Jew; any critic of sending billions to IsraHell; any challenger of Jewish neocon interventionist schemes; any disputer of Jewish identity politics (policies that are good for Jews only); will be excommunicated and exiled from “the tent.”
Jeb has spoken. Let those who are wise to the Jew laugh in his face.
“I’d rather be a doorkeeper in the House of truth than a toady in Jeb Bush’s tent.”
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Keep exposing the light on the cockaroaches.
It’s to the point anymore that these yowling faces are exposed the minute they utter certain words.
The minute we hear: hate, racist, bigot, anti-semite, chauvinist, hitler or nazi we know your listening to a zio-puppet or pawn.
Another clear sign is anybody that speaks in collectivism - the broad use of “we” “our” or “America”. A typical Zio-scumbag will always imply that he’s the voice of the multitude — the righteous voice.
Anyone with any savvy can spot this crap immediately. RUSSIA is now exposing and countering this:
NOTICE the EU PARLIAMENT BUILDING in the five minute video. It is unmistakable that the new Tower of Babel was the intent of construction - giving God the finger.
Anyone who has ears to hear or eyes to see can treat themselves to a good chuckle by doing searches for these terms (use quotation marks):
“First Jewish President,” “New Hitler,” “Hate freedom” or “Hate our freedoms.”
“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” Or as I like to put it: Same sh!+, different Shylock.
It’s really just history repeating itself again.
The sugar-coated Freemason Nazi party working for their ZioNazi bankers and ma$ters - The pyramid-building, satanic Zio-Jews “who call themselves Jews but do lie” have played both sides.
In everyone’s disgust for a filthy, corrupted animal like Clinton they elected a ZioNazi puppet like Trump who has been raised and groomed by the Jews. It’s all looks good now; he’s in his honeymoon period.
The Bush family made their fortune funding Hitler who was the Jews’ last big Zio puppet.
All I see are Yalie C-student frat boy members of the elite Establishment and Skull & Bones.
And the media will have a place for them to stir things up when they don’t have a place in the immediate power structure. And they’re typical proof that you don’t make it to the top in the US unless you are corruptible.
Time will tell if Trump is an exception to that rule.
Dear Brother Nathanael B.C.O.H.M.
+ Like David against Goliath—you don’t back down.
+ Like Leonidas at Thermopylae—you don’t give ground.
+ Like Joshua at Jericho’s walls—you charge with the Bugler’s sound.
God Love Ya, Brother Nathanael, PJO.
P.S. If given the choice between you and the 1st Marines, I’d take Brother Nathanael.
God bless you and thank you for a great Article.
I’m so sick of the Bushes, Clintons, and the Trumpian 3-Ring Circus & Neocon Repbulican Clown Contest already.
I keep hitting a paywall on Jeb’s WSJ article, so I got it from a friend to put up in case others can’t read it, either.
The interesting part about this is the first thing out of Jeb’s mouth is calling for Republicans to back a “constitutional convention to pass term limits and a balanced budget clause.”
Jeb is either calling for backing the ongoing Constitution of States movement, which is steadily gaining ground.
Or else he’s subtly sending a warning to the party to take the COS over, just like the establishment Republicans hijacked the Tea Party and turned it into Tea Party, Inc, or else he’s calling for the establishment Republican base to start pushing one of it’s own in competition.
But mostly, Jeb is spouting the same old Israel-loving, Judeo-neocon PNAC garbage.
Where Republicans Go From Here
By JEB BUSH, Nov. 24, 2016
To start, we should back a constitutional convention to pass term limits and a balanced budget clause.
Donald Trump’s successful primary campaign was predicated on the idea that the GOP needs a new messenger and a new message.
Mr. Trump proved that he was right—as I well know, since I was often in his target sights! He successfully tapped into the anger and deep distrust that voters feel toward Washington. These voters believe the American dream is increasingly out of reach. They believe our system is skewed in favor of the powerful and the connected.
They believe that the politicians elected to right these wrongs have only made them worse. And they overwhelmingly voted for Mr. Trump, giving him a hard-won victory.
But here’s something we shouldn’t forget: This election was more about voting against something than voting for something.
Americans voted against the “establishment,” against the country’s changing culture, against a dysfunctional Washington, against the privileged, against Hillary Clinton—and, yes, against Donald Trump.
For the GOP to build on its victory, Republicans have to recognize that we’re still in a divided country—which incidentally gave Mrs. Clinton roughly two million more votes than Mr. Trump.
Republicans need to do more than oppose things. We have to be for a few big ideas and show that we can put them into action. The GOP has no excuse for failure. We are in charge of both the executive and legislative branches in Washington, and we dominate in the states like never before.
We have the power to set the agenda, and we have the responsibility to govern, not merely on behalf of the voters who supported President-elect Trump, but for all Americans. So let’s focus on what Republican leaders can do to build on this electoral success, whether in the White House, Congress or the states.
Americans, by wide majorities, agree that Washington is broken, so let’s send power back to the people and back to the states.
Republicans should support convening a constitutional convention to pass term limits, a balanced-budget amendment and restraints on the Commerce Clause, which has given the federal government far more regulatory power than the Founders intended.
The federal government has become too unwieldy, too powerful and too distant—precisely the problem that the Constitution was designed to avoid.
The breakdown of our constitutional system isn’t a theoretical discussion. It’s affecting every American in real ways. Republicans’ job is to make a compelling case for change and then help citizens regain power over their lives, from the bottom up.
What will this mean? The GOP should use its power in Congress and state capitals to test ideas to transform education, limit burdensome regulations, accelerate innovation and unleash our economy.
Republicans should stand behind emerging technologies that are helping people customize their lives in new and dramatic ways.
This is our chance to contrast our approach, which trusts people to make good choices, with the failed Democratic and progressive top-down approach, which prefers government to decide almost everything.
Most critically, Republicans should reverse the Obama-era policies that have made America weaker, both here and abroad.
We need to repeal and replace ObamaCare, eliminate business-killing regulations, and reverse the massive expansion of government.
While we protect our borders and our laws, we should also take on the hard work of reforming legal immigration and affirming the role that immigrants play in building up our economy and our nation.
Republicans can’t expect to be trusted to lead unless we help restore American leadership in the world.
We must act with clarity, consistency and resolve. We must protect and reassure our friends and allies.
I remain hopeful that as he assumes the role of commander in chief, Mr. Trump will come to understand and appreciate how important it is that the U.S. return to a foreign policy of peace through strength.
Within our own party, there is much work to do. Republicans must restore our brand as the party of conservative ideals, shared prosperity, liberty and responsibility. We have to fuse the party to a modern conservative movement that speaks to 21st-century problems and produces 21st-century solutions.
We can do this without stooping to the identity politics of the left. Let’s not focus on angst, grievance and division over race, class or gender. Our party must be big-hearted and creative and opportunistic.
We must make it clear that there is no room in our tent for despicable bigotries like racism, misogyny or anti-Semitism.
I will continue to pray for President-elect Trump and his family. I pray he governs inclusively, with humility and with purpose.
I pray that he will be led by a deep love of this nation and each of its citizens, regardless of background or ZIP Code.
And I want him to know that I hope for his success. I hope that he broadens the GOP, works across the aisle and governs with pragmatism and compassion. There are many who did not vote for him who agree that what matters most now is that this nation unites and moves forward together. I will work to support those goals.
Mr. Bush, a former governor of Florida (1999-2007), ran this year for the Republican nomination for president.
Good grief, aren’t the One-percenters opportunistic enough, like yourself and your family, Jeb? I know what you are doing, rallying around Trump’s proposed tax cuts for the rich.
And really, the only question that needs to be asked Trump about his tax plans is will it leave him wealthier or poorer.
I’ll have to disagree with you on this one. First of all, Donald Trump is a billionaire.
He’s funded his own campaign; thus, he’s beholden to nobody but God and the American people. He’s honest and tells the truth .. The only subject he’s been partly wrong on is the 9/11 false flag operation 15 years ago.
Jeb Bush is a lying scumbag, just as his father and brother are. He’s also a puppet, as are his father and brother; whereas, Trump’s his own man.
Jeb betrayed his electorate by voting for Killary Rotten Clinscum. Trump won the election fair and square, but the Hildabeast now wants to overturn Trump’s election by both treachery (bribing Electors) and violence (violent protests and riots).
Killary’s political career is finished; so is Jeb’s. It’s long time both of these pieces of filth admit it and go quietly into the night.
Good article. If not for you I would not have known about it.
I appreciate the good insights you have and your zeal for America.
However, I’m on a rather tight fixed income. If I want to buy anything, I have to sell something. So I don’t have any contributions for you. You probably hear that a lot.
Have a peaceful CHRISTmas !
“No room for…bigotries like racism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism…”
Spoken like a 100% Democrat.
Seems the Tribe now even doesn’t care to use different texts for both parties.
And I’m pretty sure he does not give a crap about misogyny or racism as long as this is committed by minorities.
It’s very telling when George Bush 41 told Sarah McClendon in December 1992, “If the people knew what we [Bush crime family] had done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us.”
It’s also very telling Hillary Clinton was given the nomination.
The Jew World Order dream was Hillary Clinton against Jeb Bush in the general election with Clinton coming out on top. It was an act of God that prevented either from winning the election.
Never fear what happens in the sudden decision to force a recount in the states Trump won by 1% or less. Absentee ballots will widen Trump’s lead.
The military hates HRC. Why is it the states Hillary won by 2% or less, those aren’t being challenged. Dead people and illegal aliens voted for HRC in the millions.
The most addicting drug in the world is power and power must be stripped from the undeserving.
It ain’t over until it’s over. Jewish Jill Stein has raised $5M and made the WI deadline to file for an audit/recount. Next her sights are on MI and PA. MI has already recounted once and votes by paper ballot.
If a recount can flip a state or two and/or faithless electors, it is possible the election of Trump can be overthrown to Hillary. Stein can’t possibly win and is being disingenuous by saying she wants to protect the integrity of the system or somesuch.
If she was truly worried about the integrity of the system, every state and county would be recounted, especially those blue states Hillary won by small margins. And a recount introduces just as many or more opportunities for cheating as the original election results.
The Demoncrats on the left are satanic communists. The Republicans on the right are Luciferian corporate fascists.
And Trump, the Christian, was elected by the alternative-Middle America. The MSM is pure propaganda for both extremes, not the middle.
Two days after winning Trump said he might keep part of Obamacare. Which part? Like everyone required to have insurance???
He also said everyone will be required to file a tax return. Even if we made no money?
This would be worse than Obamacare. At least with Obama if you didnt make enough to file a return you didn’t have to buy or sign up for health insurance.
I have a feeling Trump wants everyone signed up. Like Big Brother and less freedom.
It’s all going in one direction man. And if Trump is just Trumping all the other con men, he is the worse traitor this country has seen yet.
Trump peddles $149 MAGA Christmas Ornament
Holiday revelers with money to burn can make their Christmas trees great again with a just-released $149 “Make America Great Again” ornament.
President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign on Wednesday unveiled mini versions of the red caps bearing the real estate mogul’s famous campaign slogan.
A description of the 2016-inspired tree decor says the bauble is “made of brass and finished in 14 karat gold.”
“This ornament is sure to make any tree stand out,” the emailed sales pitch says.
A message from a Trump campaign staffer advertising the ornaments says, “President-elect Trump loves Christmas and makes a point of proudly saying ‘Merry Christmas’ every chance he gets.”
“This collectible ornament commemorates Trump’s commitment to the Christmas spirit and will be a great addition to your family’s tree this year,” says the email.
The site says money from purchases will go to a joint fundraising committee the Trump campaign has with the Republican National Committee.
Amazon 3rd Party selling it for $221.
Some of the Customer Reviews are hilarious. Average rating - 1.8 stars.
Someone asked where it was made, and the answer was Dum Gai, China, as in “Dumb Guy”.
Don’t know about “Dum Gai,” but Ivanka and Melania do a lot of business in China for clothing, accessories, and jewelry for the former, and jewelry for the latter.
Since the ornament is described as manufactured by “Trump,” it’s only logical that the ornaments come from China or somewhere else outside the US which already manufacture Trump junk.
“Harvard Trade and Investment Professor Robert Lawrence did a deep dive on the Trump-branded merchandise advertised on Trump.com and found that products made in the U.S. are the exception and not the rule.
“Of the 838 Ivanka products advertised through the site, none appear to be made exclusively in the U.S.; 628 are said to be imported and 354 made specifically in China,” Lawrence, who formerly served as a member of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, writes in a column revealing his findings published on PBS.
( abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-decries-outsourcing-family-brand-manufactured-abroad/story?id=37502012 )
Back to the Future (Fortune April 2000)
When Trump was running for the Reform Party 2000:
“Trump had inked a deal with Tony Robbins, the frighteningly upbeat motivational speaker, by which Robbins would pay Trump $1 million to give ten speeches at his seminars around the country. Crucially, Trump had timed his political stops to coincide with Robbins’ seminars, so that he was “making a lot of money” on those campaign stops.
“It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it,” Trump said, adding that “there’s no way a good businessman” would have blown the kind of money Steve Forbes had.
Robbing Trump to Pay Trump …
Politico: Trump’s campaign paid his businesses $8.2 million (as of September 2016. It’s certain to be much higher when the next batch of FEC statements are filed).
The GOP presidential candidate draws on his own companies to an unprecedented degree.
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid his family’s businesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national politics.
The GOP presidential nominee’s campaign has paid his various businesses for services including rent for his campaign offices ($1.3 million), food and facilities for events and meetings ($544,000) and payroll for Trump corporate staffers ($333,000) who helped with everything from his traveling security to his wife’s convention speech.
In all, the Trump campaign’s payments to Trump-owned businesses account for about 7 percent of its $119 million spending total, the analysis found.
That’s an unprecedented amount of self-dealing in federal politics.
Even the wealthiest of candidates have refrained from tapping their businesses’ resources to such an extensive degree, either because their businesses are structured in a manner that doesn’t legally allow them to do it with flexibility, or because they’re leery of the allegations of pocket-padding that inevitably arise when politicians use their campaigns or committees to pay their businesses or families.
Trump, on the other hand, appears to have structured his businesses in a way that lets the campaign use them without legal restriction.
And he certainly doesn’t appear to feel any embarrassment about flouting political norms that typically compel candidates to distance themselves from their businesses during campaigns.
( politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-business-campaign-trail-228500 )
NY Post: Trump hikes rent on his own campaign office in Trump Tower (Yes, NYP is more tabloid, but they’ve got the references to back it up).
Running for president is good for Donald Trump’s bottom line.
The real estate mogul jacked up the rent on his own presidential campaign, billing it more than four times the previous cost for its use of Trump Tower, once the dough wasn’t coming out of his own pocket, according to a new report.
In March, the campaign shelled out $35,458, but by July, the rent ballooned to $169,758, according to the Huffington Post.
The reason for the difference, the site claims, is that in March the mogul was mainly self-funding his primary presidential campaign.
But in July, the Trump campaign transitioned to using outside funds to finance the campaign.
And during that period, employees and consultants on the Trump campaign declined — going from 197 in March to 172 in July, according to the report.
“If I was a donor, I’d want answers,” a Republican National Committee member told the Huffington Post. “If they don’t have any more staff, and they’re paying five times more? That’s the kind of stuff I’d read and try to make an (attack) ad out of it.”
Last December when Trump spoke without script before the Elect, the Republican Jewish Congress - no less, he quietly, though not emphatically, said, ‘I do not want your money, I just want your vote’.
A pin dropped could have been heard.
I do not remember anything else he had to say, either before or afterwards, and don’t need to, as for me that was the voice of a Man that has not been heard for 2,000 years.
Leading roles they may have in his Administration, but the moral force is with him because he paid for his own campaign, and so can tell them, by way of micro management, what he wants done at National Security Council meetings, and between times at Presidential Daily Briefings.
As this is no longer the supposed level playing field of an election campaign, when good humoured sniping at opponents goes both ways, there will be the grudging respect given Trump by the Bushs and their ilk admitted to cabinet positions.
For apart from anything else, Trump can choose, on grounds of straying from Trump policy - as promised during the election campaign, to make an example of any one of them at any time, ‘You’re fired !’, and mean it, by once again reciting The Snake poem moments before he does so.
Why Israel is Burning?
November 25, 2016 / Gilad Atzmon
Israel’s rural landscape is saturated with pine trees. These trees are new to the region. The pine trees were introduced to the Palestinians landscape in the early 1930s by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in an attempt to ‘reclaim the land’.
By 1935, JNF had planted 1.7 million trees over a total area of 1,750 acres. Over fifty years, the JNF planted over 260 million trees largely on confiscated Palestinian land. It did it all in a desperate attempt to hide the ruins of the ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages and their history.
Along the years the JNF performed a crude attempt to eliminate Palestinian civilisation and past but it also tried to make Palestine look like Europe. The Palestinian natural forest was eradicated.
Similarly the olive trees were uprooted. The pine trees took their place. On the southern part of mount Carmel the Israelis named an area as ‘Little Switzerland’. By now, there is no much left of “Little Switzerland.”
However, the facts on the ground were pretty devastating for the JNF. The pine tree didn’t adapt to the Israeli climate as much as the Israelis failed to adapt to the Middle East.
According to JNF statistics, six out of every 10 saplings planted did not survive. Those few trees that did survive formed nothing but a firetrap. By the end of each Israeli summer each of the Israeli pine forests become a potential deadly zone.
In spite of its nuclear ability, its criminal army, the occupation, the Mossad and its lobbies all over the world, Israel seems to be vulnerable.
It is devastatingly alienated from the land it claims to own and care for.
Like the pine tree, Zionism, Israel and the Israeli are foreign to the region.
Trump taps KT McFarland as Deputy National Security Adviser
* She worked as an aid for Kissinger the Jew Warmonger
* Former Senator Joe Lieberman, Jew Warmonger, applauds her appointment
* Worked as a principal deputy assistant secretary of defense Pentagon spokesman
Senior speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. She wrote the Weinberger Principles of War which laid out the Reagan administration’s policy regarding use of force: in essence, only go to war if it is in America’s vital national interest, and then only to win.
Lieberman: “In asking KT McFarland to become his deputy national security adviser, President-elect Trump has brought to the top ranks of his administration one of our country’s most experienced, informed, and wise foreign policy and national security experts.”
KT MacFarland: “Nobody thinks American foreign policy in the last fifteen years has been a success. Our adversaries, and even some of our allies, think we’re a spent power, mired in decadence, self-indulgence and smug self-satisfaction.”
LIAR, MORONIC, Russophobe KT MacFarland: “Russia has restarted the Cold War and is pushing up against us and our allies in Northern Europe, Central Europe and the Middle East.”
SPELLS Warmonger. Spells shill of the Jews.
We’re in BIGGER trouble as the minutes count down to January 20 2017. +bn
Sorry, Terry but Trump is not a Christian.
He follows the Norman Vincent Peale agenda and beliefs. They suit his own lust for power and money.
How can belief-following Christians be fooled? Easy.
Blame witchcraft that these world rulers in the supernatural realms have placed in their many followers.
Paul knew what had occurred in the church of Galatia. ‘Who has bewitched you’, he said to that church.
Wake up you Republicans (can it be they are in the cult that follows power and wealth), and follow Christ.
Wake up, you churches, who are deeply bewitched.
Listen to Brother Nathanael.
Jeb’s “we have the power to set the agenda” means more Jew-scripted bs for the non-Jew world.
They probably wrote his WSJ spiel; they own the WSJ.
The Jubilant Jewish Telegraph Agency:
Meet the Jews in Donald Trump’s Inner Circle (Nov 14)
President-elect Donald Trump has a complicated history with Jews.
On the one hand, his daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, and he’s spoken fondly about having Jewish grandchildren.
On the other, some of Trump’s supporters identify with anti-Semitic elements of the alt-right movement, and he’s a favorite of prominent white supremacist David Duke.
On Sunday, Trump appointed Stephen Bannon — the former chairman of Breitbart News, a site with ties to the alt-right — as his chief strategist in a move that sparked swift criticism from the Anti-Defamation League.
Still, Trump’s cadre of advisers is not short on Jews.
While the real estate magnate and former reality TV star may not officially appoint family members to his Cabinet because of federal anti-nepotism regulations, here’s a look at his Jewish advisers, their views and possible roles in his administration.
Greenblatt would be thrust into the post of presidential adviser on Israel if Trump wins the White House.
Greenblatt has worked as a real-estate lawyer for Trump for 19 years, and he is one of two Jewish lawyers whom Trump has said he would appoint as his Israel advisers.
An Orthodox Jew and Yeshiva University graduate, Greenblatt studied at a West Bank yeshiva in the mid-1980s and even did armed guard duty there.
The father of six from Teaneck, New Jersey, does not have any political experience.
Greenblatt has said he speaks with people involved in the Israeli government but has not spoken to any Palestinians since his yeshiva studies.
He has cited the American Israel Public Affairs Committee as one of his main sources for staying informed about the Jewish state, and helped draft Trump’s speech at the lobbying group’s annual conference in March.
Greenblatt, who has said he supports the two-state solution, has implied that Trump will take a more laissez-faire approach to peace building.
“He is not going to impose any solution on Israel,” Greenblatt told Israel’s Army Radio last week. He also said that Trump “does not view Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace.”
Alongside Greenblatt, Trump named Friedman, 57, as an Israel adviser.
Friedman, a bankruptcy expert and partner at the Kasowitz law firm in New York, is the president-elect’s longtime attorney.
The son of a Conservative rabbi with a family history of ties to Republican presidential candidates — his family hosted Ronald Reagan for a Shabbat lunch in 1984, the year he won re-election — Friedman lives in Woodmere, New York, and owns a house in Jerusalem’s Talbiyeh neighborhood, according to Haaretz.
Friedman has expressed doubt about the future of the two-state solution, traditionally a pillar of bipartisan U.S. policy in the region.
Prior to the Republican Party passing a platform that omitted references to the two-state solution, he said it might be time for the party to reject the concept.
“The two-state solution might be one answer, but I don’t think it’s the only answer anymore,” he said in July.
Friedman has also said that annexing the West Bank would not damage Israel’s status as a Jewish state.
Kushner — the 35-year-old scion of one of New York’s most prominent real estate families and, since 2009, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka — played a crucial role in the president-elect’s campaign, especially with regards to Israel.
He worked on Trump’s speech to the AIPAC annual policy conference that earned Trump a standing ovation, and helped plan a trip to Israel for his father-in-law last year.
(Trump canceled the trip after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed his call to ban Muslim immigration to the United States.)
Trump appears to be smitten with Kushner, often referring to his “fantastic” son-in-law when boasting of his pro-Israel credentials.
Kushner, an Orthodox Jew who lives with his wife and their three children on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, may have become a household name during the campaign, but he’s no stranger to the limelight.
In 2006, at 25, he bought the Observer newspaper.
Two years later he became CEO of his father’s company, Kushner Properties, four years after his father was sent to jail for tax evasion, illegal campaign donations and witness tampering.
In 2015, Fortune named Kushner to its 40 Under 40 list, its “annual ranking of the most influential young people in business.”
Trump’s daughter Ivanka, 35, who converted to Orthodox Judaism, has served as the polished, softer face of her father’s campaign.
A successful businesswoman whose brand is centered around empowering working women, she stood by him when recordings were released that caught the president-elect bragging about sexually assaulting women.
Ivanka has reportedly tried — not always successfully — to have her father tone down or walk back some of his most inflammatory remarks, including having called Mexican immigrants rapists, according to New York magazine.
She is the founder of the Ivanka Trump Collection, a fashion and lifestyle brand, and serves as executive vice president of development and acquisitions for the Trump Organization, her father’s company.
Ivanka, who gave birth to her third child in March, belongs to the Upper East Side Orthodox synagogue Kehilath Jeshurun with Kushner and has described her family as “pretty observant.”
She made Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list in 2014, a year before her husband did.
Epshteyn, 34, is a Republican political strategist and staunch defender of Trump who has appeared as the president-elect’s surrogate on major TV networks over 100 times, The New York Times reported.
A New York-based investment banker and finance attorney, Epshteyn worked as a communications aide for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008, focusing his efforts on the Arizona senator’s running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whom Trump is reportedly considering for interior secretary, according to Politico.
Epshteyn, a Moscow native, moved to the United States in 1993.
A fluent Russian speaker who has moderated a panel encouraging investment in Moscow, he may serve as an asset for Trump in navigating relations with Russia — Trump has expressed his desire to improve ties with President Vladimir Putin.
Then again, Epshteyn’s temper may make him less of an asset to Trump. TV hosts described him as “very combative” and “abrasive,” and in 2014, Epshteyn was charged with misdemeanor assault after he was involved in a bar tussle.
The charge was dropped after Epshteyn agreed to undergo anger management training and perform community service.
Miller, 30, has played a crucial role in Trump’s campaign, helping to warm up crowds at rallies and drafting speeches, including the president-elect’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
Miller, who has described himself as “a practicing Jew,” joined the Trump campaign in January, quickly rising through the ranks to become “one of the most important people in the campaign,” as Trump’s campaign manager told The Wall Street Journal.
Previously he worked for seven years as an aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., helping the lawmaker draft materials to kill a bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill.
Some of Sessions’ arguments contain similarities to Trump’s harsh and often controversial statements on the issue, such as calling for building a wall on the Mexican border and banning Muslim immigration to the country.
Though Miller grew up in a liberal Jewish home in Southern California, he was drawn to conservative causes early.
As a high school student he wrote a letter to the editor of a local paper in which he slammed his school for providing free condoms to students and for making announcements both in English and Spanish, among other things.
Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, worked as Trump’s national finance chairman during the campaign with the aim of raising more than $1 billion for the candidate.
Trump and Mnuchin have been friends for 15 years, and prior to being in charge of Trump’s campaign finances, Mnuchin served as an adviser.
Part of what The New York Times describes as one of Manhattan’s elite “most influential families,” Mnuchin and his father both got rich working at Goldman Sachs.
The younger Mnuchin also co-founded the entertainment company RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which has worked on such Hollywood hits as “Avatar” and “Black Swan.”
Some saw Trump teaming up with Mnuchin as unusual, considering that the real-estate mogul had consistently bashed Goldman Sachs.
But it didn’t seem to get in the way of a good working relationship — Trump is now reportedly considering Mnuchin for the position of Treasury secretary, according to Politico.
Eisenberg, the private equity chief for Granite Capital International Group, serves as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee.
He was one of a small group of Republican Jewish Coalition board members who did not flee from Trump’s candidacy, and was a major contributor to groups backing Trump’s election — only nine of 55 RJC board members gave to Trump.
Alongside Mnuchin, he worked to raise funds for the candidate.
Eisenberg grew up in New Jersey, the Forward reported, and he has been floated as a possible pick for commerce secretary in the Trump administration.
He was the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Eisenberg told JTA that he was “extremely enthusiastic” about a Trump presidency, calling him “a strong advocate for Israel, a strong advocate for justice and order.”
Glassner was not new to Republican presidential campaigns when Trump appointed him last year to serve as his national political director.
He worked as director of vice presidential operations for McCain’s 2008 campaign and ran George W. Bush’s campaign in Iowa in 2000.
He has also worked with Palin and Sen. Bob Dole, a former presidential candidate.
Like many of Trump’s Jewish advisers, Glassner is outspoken in his support of Israel.
Prior to joining the Trump campaign, he worked as the political director for AIPAC’s Southwest Regional.
Glassner has praised the anti-establishment movement, and he told Jewish Insider that his experience with Palin and the fact that he lives in New Jersey, not Washington, D.C., made him a good fit for Trump’s political outsider message.
He also served as a senior adviser to Eisenberg when he was the Port Authority chairman.
BBC: Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90
Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said.
“The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening (03:29 GMT Saturday),” President Raul Castro said.
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008.
A Transcription of the song: Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Where has all the money gone, long time passing?
Where has all the money gone, long time ago?
Where has all the money gone?
Elitist Jews have stolen it, every one
Oh when will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn?
Where has all the freedom gone, long time passing?
Where has all the freedom gone, long time ago?
Where has all the freedom gone?
Gone to Jewish control, every one
Oh when will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn?
Where have all the morals gone, long time passing?
Where have all the morals gone, long time ago?
Where have all the morals gone?
Gone for Jewish supremacy, every one
Oh when will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn?
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards to serve the Jews, every one
Oh when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?
Where have all the virtues gone, long time passing?
Where have all the virtues gone, long time ago?
Where have all the virtues gone?
Gone to fill the Jewish coffers, every one
Oh when will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn?
Trump’s Inner Circle and Hofjude Kushner must be getting downright giddy right now thinking about the ripe opportunity in Cuba for the return of Caribbean Kosher casinos, 5 star hotels, and real estate deals.
This will be like the pre-Castro Meyer Lansky glory days of the 1950s on steroids.
Who better than Trump to put together a tightly knit, Talmudic team of deal makers to get the ball rolling?
Not to be confused with globalism, this will just be an extension of Jewmerica’s influence and money lending capacity.
Such a deal! It’s gonna be HUGE folks!
Every revolution is followed by evolution. The original ideals are brushed aside and the idealists that bravely fought for them crushed.
A good time to read the following article published in the New Yorker magazine in 2012.
The Yankee Comandante by David Grann
Bye, bye, Castro!
There never was a revolution, it was always about you. You destroyed 3 generations of the destiny of an entire people.
I think it’s telling that the biased left-wing media is fawning over “Mr.” Castro, while Trump is calling out the brutal dictator for the CIA-supported, firing squad monster he was.
Up yours, Castro! Hope you rot down there in hell.
The great whore who rides the terrible end time beast of Revelation reminds me of the story about Frankenstein and the monster he created.
Mystery Babylon symbolizes Judaism / Zionism. The end time beast of Revelation symbolizes the United Nations. The Zionists ride and guide the UN as symbolized by the great whore riding the end time beast of Revelation.
Dr Frankenstein created a monster from parts of different people similar to how the UN was created from the different nations which compose the UN.
After Frankenstein created his monster it ordered the doctor to do what the monster wanted or else the monster would kill him.
The Zionist Jews created the United Nations which is symbolized by the beast of Revelation. Based on prophecy, it appears the UN will turn against Zionism and destroy it sort of like the monster Dr Frankenstein created turned against him and killed him.
The ten horns and the beast will start hating the shameless woman. They will strip off her clothes and leave her naked. Then they will eat her flesh and throw the rest of her body into a fire. Rev 17:16 CEV
Israeli Jews = Madness
The Jews have rounded up a bunch of the suspects — probably hapless Palestinians and Israeli Arabs — as either the alleged arsonists, “doing so for nationalistic reasons” or those allegedly inciting the arsons. The total number of fires reported to authorities was over 1,500 fires, most of it wind-driven in the high, dry, gusty winds from the east.
Suspicious is the fact that some of the fires started near gas stations. Nothing is said as to whether these gas stations were in Jew-only areas or just where. Both Jews and Palestinians have had to evacuate various threatened towns and areas.
However, in the criminal history of the criminal state, for the past decade or more, it has been the Settler Price Tag thugs who fetishize their “Jewish lightening,” and to burn people, property and things for their own “pyro-terrorism” against both Muslim and Christian populations, and sometimes against the secular state of Israel as well in retaliation for something the fanatical Jews didn’t like.
Price Tag is the name given to certain types of attack by militant Jewish settlers and their supporters in the West Bank and Israel.
To review: What are ‘price tag’ attacks, according to the BBC?
–The name given to certain types of attack by militant Jewish settlers and their supporters in the West Bank and Israel
–Such attacks commonly involve graffiti including the words ‘price tag’, vandalism, arson and destruction of Palestinian olive trees
–Carried out as a form of retribution for Israeli government curbs on settlement activity and for attacks by Palestinians
[IDF vehicles, government buildings or homes, as well as too “liberal” synagogues are usually targeted with graffiti and minor vandalism by the thugs, but very seldom is arson resorted to.]
Settlers often use molotov cocktails for their firebombing attacks, which of course are made with gasoline purchased from gas stations.
Below is a list of notorious incidents of Price Tag “pyro-terrorism” carried out by Settlers 2014-2015. Settler graffiti, non-incendiary vandalism, and other crimes aren’t listed
This does not include Settlers in various illegal colonies in the Occupied Territory who nearly on a daily basis routinely harass, assault and shoot Palestinians and their farms, orchards and flock animals.
A steep rise in attacks occurred after April 2 following the demolition of illegal outposts in the Yitzhar settlement, with some 16 hate crimes taking place in little over a month, as compared to 17 registered in the preceding three months.
From January through to mid May, the Israeli police unit for nationalist crimes, has opened 78 new files, arrested 102 suspects and served 37 indictments.
6 January 2014. In the village of Madama south of Nablus two Palestinian vehicles were burnt out and graffiti was found next to the cars reading “Esh Kodesh,” “revenge”, and price tag along with a Star of David.
7 January 2014. Cars were burnt and price tag graffiti, reading “Esh Kodesh”, “revenge”, and a Star of David, were sprayed in Madama, a Palestinian village south of Nablus.
[7 January is 25 December on the Julian calendar which 85% of the Eastern Orthodox Churches follow, including the Jerusalem Patriarchate, as well as Coptic and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches. The Armenian Church celebrates the Nativity of Christ on January 6].
8 January 2014. 30 fruit trees were cut down in a Palestinian garden center next to Kfar Qassem. The site was blazed with the slogan “Regards Eish Kodesh [a settler colony outpost].”
15 January 2014. A mosque in the village of Deir Istiya near Ariel was set fire to, and the slogans “Arabs Out,” “Hi from Qusra’ and “Revenge for spilled blood in Qusra” sprayed on its walls.
16 June 2014.The tires of an IDF military vehicle transporting toilets were slashed in an apparent price tag incident at the Yitzhar settlement.
19 June 2014. A Haifa Arab-Israeli school was defaced with “price tag”, “Death to Arabs” and invective against Knesset member Hanin Zoabi, and signs of an incendiary attempt were also visible.
2 July 2014 A Palestinian boy, Abu Khdeir was kidnapped, beaten up and torched to death after being doused with petrol, by three Israeli youths in what was deemed a price tag attack.
[An autopsy conducted at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv revealed that the child had soot in his lungs, indicating that he was alive and breathing when he was torched. He had been forced to swallow petrol beforehand.
Three days later, a video was aired showing Israeli undercover agents brutally beating up Khdeir’s cousin, 15-year-old American citizen Tariq Khdeir, in a secluded area after the boy had been handcuffed and pinned to the ground.
The offending officer later received a sentence of 45 days of community service.]
2 July 2014. In the wake of the 2014 kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers, settlers who, according to Palestinian sources, hailed from the settlement of Itamar, sprayed the slogans “blood vengeance” and “price tag” on Fadi Basim Bani Jabir’s sheep farm in Aqraba, and torched the steel structure fencing it. The sheep were saved.
9 August 2014. Settlers reportedly burnt a minibus and sprayed ‘price tag’ on a wall in the village of Yasuf. Palestinian security sources claim that the attackers hailed from the settlement of Tapuach.
14 October 2014.The mosque of Aqraba, near the settlement of Itamar was torched by a firebomb and the graffiti “price tag Tapuach” was sprayed on a wall nearby.
12 November 2014. Settlers reportedly torched the mosque at al-Mughayyir and spraypainted racist slogans at the site.
23 November 2014. In a suspected price tag operation, settlers, attacking with Molotov cocktails and stun grenades, torched the home of the widow of Abd al-Karim Hussein Hamayil in Khirbet Abu Falah, scrawling “Death to the Arabs,” and “Avenge the blood of the fallen servants” in Hebrew at the site.
29 November 2014 The bilingual Jewish-Arab Max Rayne Hand in Hand school in the Pat Neighbourhood of Jerusalem was torched by vandals, who sprayed slogans like “enough with assimilation”, “you can’t coexist with a cancer,” “Kahane was right” and “death to Arabs”.
3 Members of the radical right-wing group Lehava, Yitzah Gabay and the brothers Nahman and Shlomo Twitto, were arrested on suspicion of the arson on December 6, and later admitted their culpability.
26 February 2015. An arson attack on a Greek Orthodox seminary for the study of Christianity next to Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem destroyed the bathroom.
The walls were smeared with graffiti, including “Jesus is a son of a bitch”, and “the Redemption of Zion”.
5 March 2015. Two cars were torched, and price-tag graffiti in Hebrew (”Death to Arabs” and “Glory to the Jews”) were sprayed on walls, in the village of Mughayyir. Locals suspect that Adei Ad settlers are responsible.
18 June 2015. In a suspected price tag attack by extremists, arsonists burnt down part of the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, on the Sea of Galilee.
The walls were daubed with the words “The false gods will be eliminated,” a citation from a Jewish prayer. 16 Israeli youths, 10 from the settlement of Yitzhar were briefly detained for interrogation and then released.
On July 12, police arrested several Israeli youths on suspicion of being behind the arson attack.
31 July 2015. In the Duma village arson attack, 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha was burned alive in the fire, while both his parents died from their burn injuries within weeks.
Graffiti was left on the walls saying “Long live Messiah the king”, “Price Tag” and “Revenge”.
The attack is suspected to be in reaction to the Israeli government demolishing illegally built houses in Beit El.
13 August. A Bedouin tent, used as a storage place for animal feed, was torched by two youths, one, Avi Gavny, identified the following month as belonging to the Hilltop youth. A graffiti in Hebrew reading “Administrators of Revenge” was found on the site.
1–2 October. A number of price tag attacks on Palestinian property and persons occurred overnight after the drive by killing of an Israeli couple in the West Bank.
But would it be okay, dear Israeli rabbi, to break Sabbath and shoot Jewish arsonists, if found amid raging wildfires?
RT: Israeli rabbi says it’s OK to break Sabbath and shoot Arab arsonists amid raging wildfires
RT: It is permissible to break the Sabbath in order to stop, and even shoot, Arab arsonists, according to the municipal chief rabbi of Safed.
Another spiritual leader suggested that the wildfires raging in Israel are divine punishment for the delay in legalizing outposts in the West Bank.
“The prime minister described the arson as terrorism … it’s a miracle that people weren’t burned alive, but we don’t rely on miracles.
“It’s certainly permitted and required to violate Shabbat to stop the fire and the arsonists. And if necessary, also to shoot them,” the rabbi said on Facebook.
Eliyahu believes that if the permission had been introduced earlier, the cities of Beit Me’ir, Carmiel and Haifa “would have been spared from this disaster”.
“I hope that the chief of staff and the police commissioner will give clear instructions to soldiers and police officers and citizens drawn from the fact that the fires have not finishes, and it is their responsibility,” he added, according to Ynetnews.
As firefighters keep on struggling to bring the wildfires under control, Israeli police have arrested 13 suspected arsonists so far, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan told reporters.
“The highest likelihood is that the motive is nationalistic,” Erdan told Army Radio.
He said there were “minorities” among the suspects, apparently referring to Arab Israeli citizens or Palestinians. At least four of those arrested, according to AP, were Palestinians.
[If there were non-Jewish “minorities” among the suspects, then who are the majority of the suspects? Jews? Martians?]
Meanwhile, a number of reports emerged in the media saying that young Arabs had been seen celebrating and thanking Allah for punishing Jews.
[However, it’s quite all right for Jews to celebrate the Price Tag fire-bombing murder of an 18 month old Arab toddler at a wedding.]
At the same time, Israel Today reports, many of the Arabs living in Israel have been ready to provide shelter for those who had to evacuate from the burning areas.
The wildfire triggered a massive evacuation with some 80,000 people having been forced to leave their homes.
Unlike Rabbi Eliyahu, another leading religious figure, Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, is sure that the fires are divine punishment sent by God, who is unhappy that the Regulation bill aimed at legalizing outposts in the West Bank, has not been passed yet.
“The day that the decision is taken that can’t be gotten around with legal wrangling, that very day the rains of blessing will begin to fall,” Levanon suggested, according to Jerusalem Post.
Wildfires have been sweeping across parts of Israel for four days now. Fearing the repetition of a deadly 2010 blaze in which 44 people died, the port-city of Haifa, which has suffered the most, declared a state of emergency.
READ MORE: Wildfires in Israel force over 80,000 people to evacuate, Netanyahu blames ‘arsonist terrorism’
Russia, Cyprus, Turkey, Croatia and Greece are helping Israel deal with the fires which are spreading especially quickly due to strong winds and extremely dry weather conditions.
Egypt and Jordan have joined in, Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Friday.
In the meantime, all the mosques in Syria prayed for rain on Friday.
The mosques’ imams stressed during Friday sermons the great meaning of the prayers for rain, imploring God to offer rains and mercy for Syria and the Syrians.
They also invoked God to protect Syria and President Bashar al-Assad, goodness and blessings and to enable Syria to restore security and stability.
Oy, vey! The Goyim are noticing! It’s almost another Shoah!…
Jared and Ivanka, Separate Business From Politics Before You Become Walking Anti-Semitic Tropes
Jane Eisner–Editor-in-chief of this very influential Jewish national news organization
Dear Ivanka and Jared,
Please excuse the informality of my greeting. Your celebrity has become so ubiquitous that first names are all that’s needed.
You are, right now, the most powerful Jews in America, and I trust you recognize the significance of your position seriously enough to listen to my plea.
Because I’m worried. The anti-Semitism unleashed during the presidential campaign is demonstrably more prevalent than anything I’ve experienced in my lifetime, and I’m closer to your father’s age than I am to yours.
You must feel it, too — you must be aware of the shiver it is sending through our community, the fresh uncertainty, the way more people are crowding into the pews on Shabbat, looking for comfort and solidarity.
You live a far more rarified life than I do, our annual incomes separated by many, many zeroes, but I’m sure you care about the future of your three Jewish children as fervently as I care about the future of mine.
So please don’t make it worse.
This isn’t a question of policy or politics; I’m not here to lobby you on reproductive rights or gun control or the U.S. relationship to Israel.
We can agree to disagree on all manner of issues. But what I hope we can agree on is the absolute necessity for you to represent the concerns of American Jews to the person who will soon be president, and to recognize that everything you do can make our situation more secure, or more precarious.
The nasty associations of Jews with money and power, the insinuation that we are a people who thrive on getting rich off of others and seek political influence to shore up our own wealth, are resurfacing on the fringe of American discourse and pushing their way into the mainstream.
We saw that in the anti-Semitic tweet your father’s campaign posted last summer, tying together a Jewish star, gobs of cash and “corrupt” Hillary Clinton.
We saw that in the final ad of the Trump campaign just before Election Day, which evoked centuries-old anti-Semitic tropes implying Jews maintained an insidious control of the global economy.
We see that in the appointment of Stephen Bannon as a senior strategic aide to president-elect Trump — an appointment, Jared, that you evidently delayed announcing until the end of Shabbat.
Did you really think that waiting until sundown would obviate the sin of elevating someone who has published anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-feminist writing on Breitbart News?
Bad enough, Ivanka, that you used your speech at the Republican National Convention and your appearance with your father on national television to hawk your own wares.
I assume that by now you’ve recognized the danger in treating civic duties as marketing opportunities.
Far more serious and consequential is the fact that the Trump family is resisting disentangling its far-flung business empire from the reigns of political power once Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.
This is not just a concern of sour-grapes liberals — no less than the Wall Street Journal stated bluntly: “Mr. Trump’s best option is to liquidate his stake in the company.”
It should be obvious to you two why this is essential to the proper functioning of American democracy, to the potential success of the Trump administration — and to counteract the inevitable accusations that Jewish monied interests control the strings of the most powerful office in the world.
[Too late, Dearie.-Kj]
The president-elect has said that he intends to give control of the Trump Organization and the more than 500 limited liability companies through which he owns his assets to you, Ivanka, and your brothers Donald Jr. and Eric.
But he will still be associated with his businesses, because you — his family — are hardly independent from him.
Even if as president your father does not directly manage his businesses, he’ll continue to own them, and you and your brothers will be involved in real estate deals and naming rights and other activities across the globe.
Everything you do will be subject to scrutiny. As the New York Times noted about your father: “The conflicts between his private interests and his public role will be impossible to untangle.”
And that will inevitably give rise to grave political consequences, opening up your father’s administration to very real charges of corruption and inside dealing, of using government to enhance a private interest — of doing everything he accused Hillary Clinton of doing, but this time, there will be a lot more proof.
Remember, presidents can face litigation in private matters.
If you think everyone from the New York State Attorney General to defrauded Trump University students were willing to sue your father when he was just another rich guy, imagine how huge a target he will be in the White House.
Layer on top of these manifest potential conflicts the prospect of your own political entanglements — the hints that Jared is figuring out how to skirt federal anti-nepotism rules to become an official advisor to the president, or the suggestions that Ivanka will effectively act as First Lady as her step-mother stays home in Manhattan or Miami — and the situation becomes even messier.
Given the ability that a few anti-Semitic trolls have to infiltrate and denigrate public discourse, it may only be a matter of time before they turn on you.
I say this with no predictive knowledge, or any pleasure, but because I already see such sentiment bubbling up on far right wing websites decrying “Trump’s associations with Jews.”
If the new president doesn’t fulfill all of his outlandish promises, if he doesn’t build that wall and deport millions and cancel foreign deals and so on, some of his supporters will look to assign blame.
And some of his supporters were folks like the Ku Klux Klan [lol!-Kj], which endorsed him.
Might they think the worst of powerful Jews like yourself? Why, yes they might.
Anti-Semitism is not the fault of the victim [meaning the Jew, no matter what they do to provoke it-Kj], and Jews shouldn’t be held accountable for awful things that other people say and do about us [despite what we do to those other people-Kj].
But in those rare instances when we hold positions of great power [like in the US with the Jewish lobby juggernaut for the past 110 years-Kj], we should be mindful of the responsibility that entails and do our best not to provoke anti-Semitism or any other sort of ugly behavior.
Jared and Ivanka, you have an extraordinary opportunity to do what is right for America and what is right for American Jews [because what’s right for 5.4 million American Jews is right for America. Make it an even 6 million Jews, because without the 6 million, you can’t have a Shoah].
If you insist that the new president forcefully and repeatedly denounce the anti-Semitism evoked in his name, and if you persuade him to truly separate his business interests from his elected office — which he long ago pledged to do — then you will have helped him run a cleaner, more respectable and more tolerant government [for the Jews].
And you will help your own people [the Jews] in the process.
Janie, dear. Methinks thou dost protest to much. And throwing the KKK out as the Boogieman isn’t going to cut it.
Cut the drama, and the anti-Semite smear against Whites doesn’t work anymore. According to the SPLC, there are only 5,000-8,000 members of the KKK out of a US population of Non-Hispanic whites totaling about 197,870,516.
Besides, Janie, you’d best remember Daniel “Dan” Burros, a crypto-Jew who, after a falling-out with founder of the American Nazi Party George Lincoln Rockwell, became a Kleagle, or recruiter, for the New York State branch of the United Klans of America, one of the most violent Klan groups of the time.
Burros committed suicide hours after his Jewish heritage was made public.
But there are certainly not enough KKK members anymore for you, you poor beleaguered, neurotic thing, to find a klucker under your own bed, not to mention under every bed of 6+/- million Jews in Jewmerica.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Says Trump Admin Considering Him for Secretary of State @
One key Trump appointment that has yet to be defined is Secretary of State.
There appears to be a tussle between campaign loyalists who want former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and establishment Republicans who are backing Mitt Romney, others are tossing out the names of Bolton and Petraus.
However, the candidate that could best fit the bill in the Trump adminstration’s foreign policy (so far as I can figure that out) is neither of these celebrity figureheads, but Rep Dana Rohrbacher (not without his own drawbacks).
Bolton is the neocon hawk of neocon hawks, a PNAC signatory and a compulsive liar. He, along with others of his think-tank ilk, lied their way into getting America to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
Giuliani is very light on foreign policy.
Romney, personal friends with Netanyahu, is a neo-con corporate business man and an unapologetic globalist war hawk.
Petraeus, well once you get past all of the email/adultery scandal surrounding him, the bottom line is that he copped a misdemeanor plea for the piles of classified documents he squirreled away in his home, found hidden under attic insulation and elsewhere.
Rohrbacher was informed sometime late Friday that he is being considered for Secretary of State.
Rohrbacher might be a satisfactory pick when it comes to improved relations with Russia. As a younger man, he was anti-communist and anti-Soviet, but not particularly anti-Russian.
He’s a career politician, no coroporate business ties to anyone, and I think one of the few actual statesmen left in America.
Remember how he skewered Nuland over the Ukraine fiasco?
Rohrabacher was a staunch defender of the Kremlin in Congress back in March 2014 and the Ukraine crisis, smeared and ridiculed as a ‘Putin-lover’. He defended the individual rights and self-determination of the people of Crimea in their choice to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
However, as the Jew York Times wrote in barely veiled snarky tones:
The 13-term congressman has had a long, strange journey from fierce Cold Warrior to apologist for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
In 1966 when Ronald Reagan was running for governor of California, Mr. Rohrabacher camped out in the candidate’s backyard, pleading for an audience to prevent the disbanding of his Youth for Reagan group in favor of a rival’s.
By last year, Mr. Rohrabacher was accompanying the action star Steven Seagal to Russia in search of a broader Islamist plot behind the Boston Marathon bombing. The actor and the congressman had often discussed “thwarting radical Islamic terrorism,” he explained.
Then came Russia’s takeover of Crimea, and Mr. Rohrabacher had to draw the line — in favor of Mr. Putin. “There have been dramatic reforms in Russia that are not being recognized by my colleagues,” he said.
“The churches are full. There are opposition papers being distributed on every newsstand in Russia. You’ve got people demonstrating in the parks.
“You’ve got a much different Russia than it was under Communism, but you’ve got a lot of people who still can’t get over that Communism has fallen.”
Rohrabacher is the only candidate currently in contention who may bridge the gap between the old-line Cold War neocon globalist hawkish foreign policy establishment and the more national-libertarian views of Trump, as best as I can figure them out.
He is an expert in Eastern European, Russian, and Middle East policy, a supporter of Israel , and a hard-core opponent of the terror movements fomenting around the world. Since the 1980s, he has promoted a free and independent Afghanistan. As such, he has been consistently critical of the way the State Department and others have conducted the war on terror. He long ago viewed his vote for the invasion of Iraq to have been a mistake.
The Hill: California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said Friday he is on President-elect Donald Trump’s list of potential picks for secretary of State.
“I have been told that I am under consideration to join President Trump’s team as Secretary of State.
“While my present intention, of course, is to continue to fight for liberty and freedom as a member of the House of Representatives, as a strong supporter of President-Elect Trump’s vision for America, it would be a privilege and an honor to serve as his Secretary of State,” he said in a statement.
Rohrabacher has served in the House since 1989 and worked as an assistant press secretary and speech writer for President Ronald Reagan. He is chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee for Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats.
Rohrabacher has made headlines for his friendly outlook on Russia, and he supported the right of Crimea to secede from the Ukraine. He also reportedly met with a Vladimir Putin confidant in Russia who had been sanctioned by the U.S.
Trump looking to Rohrabacher would be a curveball in the secretary of State talks, which are largely believed to be between 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton is also reportedly in the mix.
Rohrabacher was an early supporter of Trump.
The wormy Jew -
Reminds me of the dorky kid that NOBODY wanted to play with, or ever be seen with.
They ALWAYS have to try to worm their way into the background and move it up the ranks spoiling and rotting everything. It’s their own self-imposed paranoia/arrogance needing to be “part of” - Pathetic wankers!
Look at Kushner - his father is a felon and daddy bought his way into $$$$ Harvard.
COME ON Trump - WAKE THE UP! -
Don’t be intimidated/scared by Satan’s children (REV 2:9/3:9) - for if you’re with GOD and he is with you who can stand against you!?
Personally, I think Brother Nathanael ought to be Secretary of State.
In the meantime, as the Trumpian Secretary of State Beauty Pageant lumbers along, The Duran, the conscious anti-dote to Western grey and black lying propaganda, which WaPo names as “Russian fake news” along with RT and Ron Paul, weighed in on Dana Rohrahbacher for State, and his political history, bumps, warts and all.
Why Donald Trump should pick Dana Rohrabacher for Secretary of State
Endless speculation has surrounded Donald Trump’s possible pick for a Secretary of State.
The world awaits his eventual finalist more eagerly than any other cabinet position. Because of Donald Trump’s rejection of America’s interventionist, pro-war and vehemently anti-Russian party which generally finds favour in both the Democratic and Republican parties, it will be difficult to find an ‘insider’ candidate who intellectually conforms to Trump’s vision for a renewed American foreign policy.
Without question, the war-monger John Bolton would be the worst choice. His arrogant posturing as a bona fide neo-con hawk makes rumours of a possible Bolton appointment both disturbing and disheartening.
Ultimately, I do not believe he will be Trump’s selection.
Senator Rand Paul (Dr. Ron Paul’s son), has said he would block a Bolton appointment. I applaud Senator Paul for this stance.
Other names floated about have been that of former New York mayor and loyal Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani is for all intents and purposes, a foreign policy lightweight, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. He is a tough but personally likable man who may just reward Trump’s patronage with loyalty in terms of policies consistent with the wishes of the President-elect.
Then there is Newt Gingrich, an unquestionably historically informed and intelligent man, but also, a ruthless opportunist. His opportunism as Secretary of State could cut two ways.
On the one hand he may see it as an opportunity to build bridges between the White House and the old establishment Republicans in Congress (his old buddies…and some old enemies too) and in doing so, jeopardise some of the policy independence of Donald Trump.
On the other hand, as a man who likely resents his absence from front-line politics, he may alternatively seek to reward Trump with loyalty whilst looking down his nose at a Republican Party who all but abandoned him in his own time of political need.
There is, however, another name floating about, one who is not widely known on an international level and the most obscure of the major hypothetical candidates.
His name is Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher has been a California congressman since 1989. His main interest are foreign affairs and space travel.
His record of policy on foreign affairs is a mixed bag, but the evolution of his political thought gives one hope that short of a Ron Paul, Rand Paul or Pat Buchanan, Rohrabacher may well be the man best suited for the job.
The nadir of his political policy statements came in the 1990s when he stood against Serbian troops as they tried to defend the territorial integrity of Yugoslavia. He later advocated arming the Kosovar Albanian terrorist organisation KLA, a group which for most of the 1990s was proscribed as a terrorist group even by Bill Clinton’s White House.
Of course Clinton later launched an illegal war on the Serbian nation in defence of the savage KLA.
His hawkish policies on Iran also leave much to be desired.
However, there is hope and plenty of it. He has publicly repudiated his vote in favour of the Iraq war and believes that American withdrawal from Afghanistan is crucial. In these areas, one can only define Rohrabacher’s positions as correct and honest.
Most recently and perhaps most importantly, he has stood against US antagonistic policies against the Russian Federation. He supported the self-determination of the Crimean people in 2014 and opposed anti-Russian sanctions.
He also has stood against the mad policies of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Kerry on Syria, calling such policies ‘irrational’.
In the imperfect world that is American politics, Dana Rohrabacher seems to be one of the most suited candidates to be Secretary of State in a Trump administration.
He is a clever man and even when he is wrong, he speaks from a position that appears to be guided by sincerity rather than opportunism.
My offer stands to be Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, but for the time being, I think that Dana Rohrabacher would be a suitable choice, at least until the swamp is fully drained.
Congressman Rohrabacher cuts loose on psychopathic Jewmerica’s disasterous foreign policies and hostility towards Russia during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.
In the hot seats — Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nudleman, and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson :
‘Russians were supposed to be our friends; we give them hostilities’ - Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
Jeb Bush has been very pro-Ukraine, defending Kiev for their murderous wars in the Donbass republics in eastern Ukraine — Donetsk & Luhansk.
He tramped around in the EU calling Ukraine a “global problem” and was for pumping even more money into the klepto-kakistocracy.
Perhaps Rorhabacher as future Secretary of State could work with Foreign Minister Lavrov to do something about the chronic provocations like this coming from the murderous and bellicose tick-heads in Kiev who are permanently stuck on stupid, clearly a permanent side-effect of Nudleman’s cookies.
RT: Kiev to hold missile-firing exercise over Crimea, where civil aviation performs flights - Moscow
Ukraine has made a unilateral decision to organize missile-firing exercises over Crimea, in the sovereign airspace of the Russian Federation, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya reported.
Missiles will be fired in regions where civil and state aviation flights run.
Kiev’s move breaches a number of international laws and agreements, Rosaviatsiya said, adding that not only will the military exercise invade Russian territory, but the plans also had not been coordinated with Moscow.
On Friday, Russia’s Defense Ministry voiced protests against Kiev’s intention to apply restrictions to airspace above the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula due to missile-launching training.
The ministry summoned Ukraine’s military attache, to present him with an official diplomatic note.
Ukraine released an aviation notification on Thursday, activating “dangerous zones” in all flight levels near Crimea and the city of Simferopol for December 1 and 2, the agency reported.
It added that the “dangerous” areas included airspace above open sea which is in Russia’s area of responsibility, and over Russian territorial waters.
The notifications released have not been coordinated with the appropriate Russian authorities, Rosaviatsiya said in its statement.
It added that such unilateral moves demonstrate Ukraine’s unwillingness to work on the normalization of air traffic above the Black Sea.
Kiev has also violated annexes of the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation, the agency said, while demanding the immediate cancellation of the planned actions in Russia’s sovereign airspace.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army refused to comment on the matter, TASS reported.
The head of the staff press service, Vladislav Seleznyov, told the agency it was not his department’s responsibility to “comment on this information,” and referred the outlet to other Ukrainian officials, including the Foreign Ministry, for more information.
Commenting on the Russian aviation agency’s statement, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, Aleksandr Turchinov, said “Russia’s airspace above the Black Sea ends in the middle of the Kerch Strait.”
According to the official, Kiev does not plan to perform training missile launches “in that region.”
“All the remaining territory to the west of the Kerch Strait is Ukraine’s sovereign airspace,” Turchinov said, as quoted by TASS, implicitly denying the legitimacy of the 2014 referendum, after which Crimea reunited with Russia.
The planned missile-launch exercises are “potentially dangerous for civil aviation,” Rosaviatsiya said in its statement, adding that it could lead to tragedies similar to those with Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 and the downing of a Russian passenger plane over the Black Sea in 2001.
The investigation into the Malaysian Boeing-777 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, continues.
Another incident involving military missiles happened over the Black Sea in October 2001, when a Siberia Airlines Tu-154 en route from Tel-Aviv to Novosibirsk was downed by a missile launched by the Ukrainian military during an exercise. Seventy-eight people died.
Russia has informed both Russian and international air carriers of Kiev’s planned move, a Rosaviatsiya representative told TV channel Rossiya 24. Saying that Moscow is taking all measures to provide security for the flights, he added that Russia will be forced to ban all flights in the Crimea region should Ukraine not cancel its decision.
In plain sight THEY deceive the masses, and even the very Elect at times.
It is high time for some serious discernment.
Check out www.TheTrumpMachine.Blogspot.com
Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin.
The begin of the end of the USA?
It’s no secret that the Zionist movement want to restore the golden era of Israel under King David/Solomon.
According to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, “the area of the Jewish State stretches: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.” According to Rabbi Fischmann, “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.”
The Yinon plan is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.
Israeli strategists viewed Iraq as their biggest strategic challenge from an Arab state. This is why Iraq was outlined as the centerpiece to the balkanization of the Middle East and the Arab World.
In Iraq, on the basis of the concepts of the Yinon Plan, Israeli strategists have called for the division of Iraq into a Kurdish state and two Arab states, one for Shiite Muslims and the other for Sunni Muslims. The first step towards establishing this was a war between Iraq and Iran, which the Yinon Plan discusses.
The Atlantic, in 2008, and the U.S. military’s Armed Forces Journal, in 2006, both published widely circulated maps that closely followed the outline of the Yinon Plan. Aside from a divided Iraq, which the Biden Plan also calls for, the Yinon Plan calls for a divided Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria.
The partitioning of Iran, Turkey, Somalia, and Pakistan also all fall into line with these views. The Yinon Plan also calls for dissolution in North Africa and forecasts it as starting from Egypt and then spilling over into Sudan, Libya, and the rest of the region.
“Greater Israel” requires the breaking up of the existing Arab states into small states.
“The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state.
“Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation… This is not a new idea, nor does it surface for the first time in Zionist strategic thinking. Indeed, fragmenting all Arab states into smaller units has been a recurrent theme.” (Yinon Plan, see below)
Viewed in this context, the war on Syria and Iraq is part of the process of Israeli territorial expansion. Israeli intelligence working hand in glove with the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and NATO is directly supportive of the crusade directed against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), which ultimately seeks to destroy both Syria, Egypt and Iraq and other nation states.
A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties
by Oded Yinon
This essay originally appeared in Hebrew in KIVUNIM (Directions), A Journal for Judaism and Zionism; Issue No, 14–Winter, 5742, February 1982, Editor: Yoram Beck. Editorial Committee: Eli Eyal, Yoram Beck, Amnon Hadari, Yohanan Manor, Elieser Schweid. Published by the Department of Publicity/The World Zionist Organization, Jerusalem.
At the outset of the nineteen eighties the State of Israel is in need of a new perspective as to its place, its aims and national targets, at home and abroad. This need has become even more vital due to a number of central processes which the country, the region and the world are undergoing.
We are living today in the early stages of a new epoch in human history which is not at all similar to its predecessor, and its characteristics are totally different from what we have hitherto known.
That is why we need an understanding of the central processes which typify this historical epoch on the one hand, and on the other hand we need a world outlook and an operational strategy in accordance with the new conditions. The existence, prosperity and steadfastness of the Jewish state will depend upon its ability to adopt a new framework for its domestic and foreign affairs.
This epoch is characterized by several traits which we can already diagnose, and which symbolize a genuine revolution in our present lifestyle. The dominant process is the breakdown of the rationalist, humanist outlook as the major cornerstone supporting the life and achievements of Western civilization since the Renaissance.
The political, social and economic views which have emanated from this foundation have been based on several “truths” which are presently disappearing–for example, the view that man as an individual is the center of the universe and everything exists in order to fulfill his basic material needs.
This position is being invalidated in the present when it has become clear that the amount of resources in the cosmos does not meet Man’s requirements, his economic needs or his demographic constraints.
In a world in which there are four billion human beings and economic and energy resources which do not grow proportionally to meet the needs of mankind, it is unrealistic to expect to fulfill the main requirement of Western Society, 1 i.e., the wish and aspiration for boundless consumption.
The view that ethics plays no part in determining the direction Man takes, but rather his material needs do–that view is becoming prevalent today as we see a world in which nearly all values are disappearing. We are losing the ability to assess the simplest things, especially when they concern the simple question of what is Good and what is Evil.
The vision of man’s limitless aspirations and abilities shrinks in the face of the sad facts of life, when we witness the break-up of world order around us. The view which promises liberty and freedom to mankind seems absurd in light of the sad fact that three fourths of the human race lives under totalitarian regimes.
The views concerning equality and social justice have been transformed by socialism and especially by Communism into a laughing stock. There is no argument as to the truth of these two ideas, but it is clear that they have not been put into practice properly and the majority of mankind has lost the liberty, the freedom and the opportunity for equality and justice.
In this nuclear world in which we are (still) living in relative peace for thirty years, the concept of peace and coexistence among nations has no meaning when a superpower like the USSR holds a military and political doctrine of the sort it has: that not only is a nuclear war possible and necessary in order to achieve the ends of Marxism, but that it is possible to survive after it, not to speak of the fact that one can be victorious in it.2
The essential concepts of human society, especially those of the West, are undergoing a change due to political, military and economic transformations.
Thus, the nuclear and conventional might of the USSR has transformed the epoch that has just ended into the last respite before the great saga that will demolish a large part of our world in a multi-dimensional global war, in comparison with which the past world wars will have been mere child’s play.
The power of nuclear as well as of conventional weapons, their quantity, their precision and quality will turn most of our world upside down within a few years, and we must align ourselves so as to face that in Israel. That is, then, the main threat to our existence and that of the Western world. 3
The war over resources in the world, the Arab monopoly on oil, and the need of the West to import most of its raw materials from the Third World, are transforming the world we know, given that one of the major aims of the USSR is to defeat the West by gaining control over the gigantic resources in the Persian Gulf and in the southern part of Africa, in which the majority of world minerals are located.
We can imagine the dimensions of the global confrontation which will face us in the future.
The Gorshkov doctrine calls for Soviet control of the oceans and mineral rich areas of the Third World.
That together with the present Soviet nuclear doctrine which holds that it is possible to manage, win and survive a nuclear war, in the course of which the West’s military might well be destroyed and its inhabitants made slaves in the service of Marxism-Leninism, is the main danger to world peace and to our own existence.
Since 1967, the Soviets have transformed Clausewitz’ dictum into “War is the continuation of policy in nuclear means,” and made it the motto which guides all their policies.
Already today they are busy carrying out their aims in our region and throughout the world, and the need to face them becomes the major element in our country’s security policy and of course that of the rest of the Free World. That is our major foreign challenge.4
The Arab Moslem world, therefore, is not the major strategic problem which we shall face in the Eighties, despite the fact that it carries the main threat against Israel, due to its growing military might.
This world, with its ethnic minorities, its factions and internal crises, which is astonishingly self-destructive, as we can see in Lebanon, in non-Arab Iran and now also in Syria, is unable to deal successfully with its fundamental problems and does not therefore constitute a real threat against the State of Israel in the long run, but only in the short run where its immediate military power has great import.
In the long run, this world will be unable to exist within its present framework in the areas around us without having to go through genuine revolutionary changes.
The Moslem Arab World is built like a temporary house of cards put together by foreigners (France and Britain in the Nineteen Twenties), without the wishes and desires of the inhabitants having been taken into account.
It was arbitrarily divided into 19 states, all made of combinations of minorites and ethnic groups which are hostile to one another, so that every Arab Moslem state nowadays faces ethnic social destruction from within, and in some a civil war is already raging. 5 Most of the Arabs, 118 million out of 170 million, live in Africa, mostly in Egypt (45 million today).
Apart from Egypt, all the Maghreb states are made up of a mixture of Arabs and non-Arab Berbers. In Algeria there is already a civil war raging in the Kabile mountains between the two nations in the country. Morocco and Algeria are at war with each other over Spanish Sahara, in addition to the internal struggle in each of them.
Militant Islam endangers the integrity of Tunisia and Qaddafi organizes wars which are destructive from the Arab point of view, from a country which is sparsely populated and which cannot become a powerful nation. That is why he has been attempting unifications in the past with states that are more genuine, like Egypt and Syria.
Sudan, the most torn apart state in the Arab Moslem world today is built upon four groups hostile to each other, an Arab Moslem Sunni minority which rules over a majority of non-Arab Africans, Pagans, and Christians.
In Egypt there is a Sunni Moslem majority facing a large minority of Christians which is dominant in upper Egypt: some 7 million of them, so that even Sadat, in his speech on May 8, expressed the fear that they will want a state of their own, something like a “second” Christian Lebanon in Egypt.
All the Arab States east of Israel are torn apart, broken up and riddled with inner conflict even more than those of the Maghreb. Syria is fundamentally no different from Lebanon except in the strong military regime which rules it.
But the real civil war taking place nowadays between the Sunni majority and the Shi’ite Alawi ruling minority (a mere 12% of the population) testifies to the severity of the domestic trouble.
Iraq is, once again, no different in essence from its neighbors, although its majority is Shi’ite and the ruling minority Sunni. Sixty-five percent of the population has no say in politics, in which an elite of 20 percent holds the power.
In addition there is a large Kurdish minority in the north, and if it weren’t for the strength of the ruling regime, the army and the oil revenues, Iraq’s future state would be no different than that of Lebanon in the past or of Syria today.
The seeds of inner conflict and civil war are apparent today already, especially after the rise of Khomeini to power in Iran, a leader whom the Shi’ites in Iraq view as their natural leader.
All the Gulf principalities and Saudi Arabia are built upon a delicate house of sand in which there is only oil. In Kuwait, the Kuwaitis constitute only a quarter of the population. In Bahrain, the Shi’ites are the majority but are deprived of power.
In the UAE, Shi’ites are once again the majority but the Sunnis are in power. The same is true of Oman and North Yemen. Even in the Marxist South Yemen there is a sizable Shi’ite minority. In Saudi Arabia half the population is foreign, Egyptian and Yemenite, but a Saudi minority holds power.
Jordan is in reality Palestinian, ruled by a Trans-Jordanian Bedouin minority, but most of the army and certainly the bureaucracy is now Palestinian. As a matter of fact Amman is as Palestinian as Nablus. All of these countries have powerful armies, relatively speaking. But there is a problem there too.
The Syrian army today is mostly Sunni with an Alawi officer corps, the Iraqi army Shi’ite with Sunni commanders. This has great significance in the long run, and that is why it will not be possible to retain the loyalty of the army for a long time except where it comes to the only common denominator: The hostility towards Israel, and today even that is insufficient.
Alongside the Arabs, split as they are, the other Moslem states share a similar predicament. Half of Iran’s population is comprised of a Persian speaking group and the other half of an ethnically Turkish group. Turkey’s population comprises a Turkish Sunni Moslem majority, some 50%, and two large minorities, 12 million Shi’ite Alawis and 6 million Sunni Kurds. In Afghanistan there are 5 million
Shi’ites who constitute one third of the population. In Sunni Pakistan there are 15 million Shi’ites who endanger the existence of that state.
This national ethnic minority picture extending from Morocco to India and from Somalia to Turkey points to the absence of stability and a rapid degeneration in the entire region. When this picture is added to the economic one, we see how the entire region is built like a house of cards, unable to withstand its severe problems.
In this giant and fractured world there are a few wealthy groups and a huge mass of poor people. Most of the Arabs have an average yearly income of 300 dollars. That is the situation in Egypt, in most of the Maghreb countries except for Libya, and in Iraq.
Lebanon is torn apart and its economy is falling to pieces.
It is a state in which there is no centralized power, but only 5 de facto sovereign authorities (Christian in the north, supported by the Syrians and under the rule of the Franjieh clan, in the East an area of direct Syrian conquest, in the center a Phalangist controlled Christian enclave, in the south and up to the Litani river a mostly Palestinian region controlled by the PLO and Major Haddad’s state of Christians and half a million Shi’ites).
Syria is in an even graver situation and even the assistance she will obtain in the future after the unification with Libya will not be sufficient for dealing with the basic problems of existence and the maintenance of a large army.
Egypt is in the worst situation: Millions are on the verge of hunger, half the labor force is unemployed, and housing is scarce in this most densely populated area of the world. Except for the army, there is not a single department operating efficiently and the state is in a permanent state of bankruptcy and depends entirely on American foreign assistance granted since the peace.6
In the Gulf states, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Egypt there is the largest accumulation of money and oil in the world, but those enjoying it are tiny elites who lack a wide base of support and self-confidence, something that no army can guarantee. 7
The Saudi army with all its equipment cannot defend the regime from real dangers at home or abroad, and what took place in Mecca in 1980 is only an example.
A sad and very stormy situation surrounds Israel and creates challenges for it, problems, risks but also far-reaching opportunities for the first time since 1967. Chances are that opportunities missed at that time will become achievable in the Eighties to an extent and along dimensions which we cannot even imagine today.
The “peace” policy and the return of territories, through a dependence upon the US, precludes the realization of the new option created for us.
Since 1967, all the governments of Israel have tied our national aims down to narrow political needs, on the one hand, and on the other to destructive opinions at home which neutralized our capacities both at home and abroad.
Failing to take steps towards the Arab population in the new territories, acquired in the course of a war forced upon us, is the major strategic error committed by Israel on the morning after the Six Day War.
We could have saved ourselves all the bitter and dangerous conflict since then if we had given Jordan to the Palestinians who live west of the Jordan river. By doing that we would have neutralized the Palestinian problem which we nowadays face, and to which we have found solutions that are really no solutions at all, such as territorial compromise or autonomy which amount, in fact, to the same thing. 8
Today, we suddenly face immense opportunities for transforming the situation thoroughly and this we must do in the coming decade, otherwise we shall not survive as a state.
In the course of the Nineteen Eighties, the State of Israel will have to go through far-reaching changes in its political and economic regime domestically, along with radical changes in its foreign policy, in order to stand up to the global and regional challenges of this new epoch.
The loss of the Suez Canal oil fields, of the immense potential of the oil, gas and other natural resources in the Sinai peninsula which is geomorphologically identical to the rich oil-producing countries in the region, will result in an energy drain in the near future and will destroy our domestic economy: one quarter of our present GNP as well as one third of the budget is used for the purchase of oil. 9
The search for raw materials in the Negev and on the coast will not, in the near future, serve to alter that state of affairs.
(Regaining) the Sinai peninsula with its present and potential resources is therefore a political priority which is obstructed by the Camp David and the peace agreements. The fault for that lies of course with the present Israeli government and the governments which paved the road to the policy of territorial compromise, the Alignment governments since 1967.
The Egyptians will not need to keep the peace treaty after the return of the Sinai, and they will do all they can to return to the fold of the Arab world and to the USSR in order to gain support and military assistance. American aid is guaranteed only for a short while, for the terms of the peace and the weakening of the U.S. both at home and abroad will bring about a reduction in aid.
Without oil and the income from it, with the present enormous expenditure, we will not be able to get through 1982 under the present conditions and we will have to act in order to return the situation to the status quo which existed in Sinai prior to Sadat’s visit and the mistaken peace agreement signed with him in March 1979. 10
Israel has two major routes through which to realize this purpose, one direct and the other indirect. The direct option is the less realistic one because of the nature of the regime and government in Israel as well as the wisdom of Sadat who obtained our withdrawal from Sinai, which was, next to the war of 1973, his major achievement since he took power.
Israel will not unilaterally break the treaty, neither today, nor in 1982, unless it is very hard pressed economically and politically and Egypt provides Israel with the excuse to take the Sinai back into our hands for the fourth time in our short history. What is left therefore, is the indirect option. The economic situation in Egypt, the nature of the regime and its pan-
Arab policy, will bring about a situation after April 1982 in which Israel will be forced to act directly or indirectly in order to regain control over Sinai as a strategic, economic and energy reserve for the long run. Egypt does not constitute a military strategic problem due to its internal conflicts and it could be driven back to the post 1967 war situation in no more than one day. 11
The myth of Egypt as the strong leader of the Arab World was demolished back in 1956 and definitely did not survive 1967, but our policy, as in the return of the Sinai, served to turn the myth into “fact.” In reality, however, Egypt’s power in proportion both to Israel alone and to the rest of the Arab World has gone down about 50 percent since 1967.
Egypt is no longer the leading political power in the Arab World and is economically on the verge of a crisis. Without foreign assistance the crisis will come tomorrow. 12 In the short run, due to the return of the Sinai, Egypt will gain several advantages at our expense, but only in the short run until 1982, and that will not change the balance of power to its benefit, and will possibly bring about its downfall.
Egypt, in its present domestic political picture, is already a corpse, all the more so if we take into account the growing Moslem-Christian rift. Breaking Egypt down territorially into distinct geographical regions is the political aim of Israel in the Nineteen Eighties on its Western front.
Egypt is divided and torn apart into many foci of authority. If Egypt falls apart, countries like Libya, Sudan or even the more distant states will not continue to exist in their present form and will join the downfall and dissolution of Egypt.
The vision of a Christian Coptic State in Upper Egypt alongside a number of weak states with very localized power and without a centralized government as to date, is the key to a historical development which was only set back by the peace agreement but which seems inevitable in the long run. 13
The Western front, which on the surface appears more problematic, is in fact less complicated than the Eastern front, in which most of the events that make the headlines have been taking place recently.
Lebanon’s total dissolution into five provinces serves as a precendent for the entire Arab world including Egypt, Syria, Iraq and the Arabian peninsula and is already following that track.
The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unqiue areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target.
Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure, into several states such as in present day Lebanon, so that there will be a Shi’ite Alawi state along its coast, a Sunni state in the Aleppo area, another Sunni state in Damascus hostile to its northern neighbor, and the Druzes who will set up a state, maybe even in our Golan, and certainly in the Hauran and in northern Jordan.
This state of affairs will be the guarantee for peace and security in the area in the long run, and that aim is already within our reach today. 14
Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria.
In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us.
Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible.
So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shi’ite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north. It is possible that the present Iranian-Iraqi confrontation will deepen this polarization. 15
The entire Arabian peninsula is a natural candidate for dissolution due to internal and external pressures, and the matter is inevitable especially in Saudi Arabia.
Regardless of whether its economic might based on oil remains intact or whether it is diminished in the long run, the internal rifts and breakdowns are a clear and natural development in light of the present political structure. 16
Jordan constitutes an immediate strategic target in the short run but not in the long run, for it does not constitute a real threat in the long run after its dissolution, the termination of the lengthy rule of King Hussein and the transfer of power to the Palestinians in the short run.
There is no chance that Jordan will continue to exist in its present structure for a long time, and Israel’s policy, both in war and in peace, ought to be directed at the liquidation of Jordan under the present regime and the transfer of power to the Palestinian majority.
Changing the regime east of the river will also cause the termination of the problem of the territories densely populated with Arabs west of the Jordan.
Whether in war or under conditions of peace, emigration from the territories and economic demographic freeze in them, are the guarantees for the coming change on both banks of the river, and we ought to be active in order to accelerate this process in the nearest future.
The autonomy plan ought also to be rejected, as well as any compromise or division of the territories for, given the plans of the PLO and those of the Israeli Arabs themselves, the Shefa’amr plan of September 1980, it is not possible to go on living in this country in the present situation without separating the two nations, the Arabs to Jordan and the Jews to the areas west of the river.
Genuine coexistence and peace will reign over the land only when the Arabs understand that without Jewish rule between the Jordan and the sea they will have neither existence nor security. A nation of their own and security will be theirs only in Jordan. 17
Within Israel the distinction between the areas of ’67 and the territories beyond them, those of ’48, has always been meaningless for Arabs and nowadays no longer has any significance for us. The problem should be seen in its entirety without any divisions as of ’67.
It should be clear, under any future political situation or military constellation, that the solution of the problem of the indigenous Arabs will come only when they recognize the existence of Israel in secure borders up to the Jordan river and beyond it, as our existential need in this difficult epoch, the nuclear epoch which we shall soon enter.
It is no longer possible to live with three fourths of the Jewish population on the dense shoreline which is so dangerous in a nuclear epoch.
Dispersal of the population is therefore a domestic strategic aim of the highest order; otherwise, we shall cease to exist within any borders. Judea, Samaria and the Galilee are our sole guarantee for national existence, and if we do not become the majority in the mountain areas, we shall not rule in the country and we shall be like the Crusaders, who lost this country which was not theirs anyhow, and in which they were foreigners to begin with.
Rebalancing the country demographically, strategically and economically is the highest and most central aim today. Taking hold of the mountain watershed from Beersheba to the Upper Galilee is the national aim generated by the major strategic consideration which is settling the mountainous part of the country that is empty of Jews today. l8
Realizing our aims on the Eastern front depends first on the realization of this internal strategic objective. The transformation of the political and economic structure, so as to enable the realization of these strategic aims, is the key to achieving the entire change.
We need to change from a centralized economy in which the government is extensively involved, to an open and free market as well as to switch from depending upon the U.S. taxpayer to developing, with our own hands, of a genuine productive economic infrastructure.
If we are not able to make this change freely and voluntarily, we shall be forced into it by world developments, especially in the areas of economics, energy, and politics, and by our own growing isolation. l9
From a military and strategic point of view, the West led by the U.S. is unable to withstand the global pressures of the USSR throughout the world, and Israel must therefore stand alone in the Eighties, without any foreign assistance, military or economic, and this is within our capacities today, with no compromises. 20
Rapid changes in the world will also bring about a change in the condition of world Jewry to which Israel will become not only a last resort but the only existential option. We cannot assume that U.S. Jews, and the communities of Europe and Latin America will continue to exist in the present form in the future. 21
Our existence in this country itself is certain, and there is no force that could remove us from here either forcefully or by treachery (Sadat’s method). Despite the difficulties of the mistaken “peace” policy and the problem of the Israeli Arabs and those of the territories, we can effectively deal with these problems in the foreseeable future.
Three important points have to be clarified in order to be able to understand the significant possibilities of realization of this Zionist plan for the Middle East, and also why it had to be published.
The Military Background of The Plan
The military conditions of this plan have not been mentioned above, but on the many occasions where something very like it is being “explained” in closed meetings to members of the Israeli Establishment, this point is clarified.
It is assumed that the Israeli military forces, in all their branches, are insufficient for the actual work of occupation of such wide territories as discussed above. In fact, even in times of intense Palestinian “unrest” on the West Bank, the forces of the Israeli Army are stretched out too much.
The answer to that is the method of ruling by means of “Haddad forces” or of “Village Associations” (also known as “Village Leagues”): local forces under “leaders” completely dissociated from the population, not having even any feudal or party structure (such as the Phalangists have, for example).
The “states” proposed by Yinon are “Haddadland” and “Village Associations,” and their armed forces will be, no doubt, quite similar.
In addition, Israeli military superiority in such a situation will be much greater than it is even now, so that any movement of revolt will be “punished” either by mass humiliation as in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, or by bombardment and obliteration of cities, as in Lebanon now (June 1982), or by both.
In order to ensure this, the plan, as explained orally, calls for the establishment of Israeli garrisons in focal places between the mini states, equipped with the necessary mobile destructive forces. In fact, we have seen something like this in Haddadland and we will almost certainly soon see the first example of this system functioning either in South Lebanon or in all Lebanon.
It is obvious that the above military assumptions, and the whole plan too, depend also on the Arabs continuing to be even more divided than they are now, and on the lack of any truly progressive mass movement among them. It may be that those two conditions will be removed only when the plan will be well advanced, with consequences which can not be foreseen.
Why it is necessary to publish this in Israel?
The reason for publication is the dual nature of the Israeli-Jewish society: A very great measure of freedom and democracy, specially for Jews, combined with expansionism and racist discrimination.
In such a situation the Israeli-Jewish elite (for the masses follow the TV and Begin’s speeches) has to be persuaded. The first steps in the process of persuasion are oral, as indicated above, but a time comes in which it becomes inconvenient.
Written material must be produced for the benefit of the more stupid “persuaders” and “explainers” (for example medium-rank officers, who are, usually, remarkably stupid). They then “learn it,” more or less, and preach to others.
It should be remarked that Israel, and even the Yishuv from the Twenties, has always functioned in this way. I myself well remember how (before I was “in opposition”) the necessity of war with was explained to me and others a year before the 1956 war, and the necessity of conquering “the rest of Western Palestine when we will have the opportunity” was explained in the years 1965-67.
Why is it assumed that there is no special risk from the outside in the publication of such plans?
Such risks can come from two sources, so long as the principled opposition inside Israel is very weak (a situation which may change as a consequence of the war on Lebanon) : The Arab World, including the Palestinians, and the United States.
The Arab World has shown itself so far quite incapable of a detailed and rational analysis of Israeli-Jewish society, and the Palestinians have been, on the average, no better than the rest. In such a situation, even those who are shouting about the dangers of Israeli expansionism (which are real enough) are doing this not because of factual and detailed knowledge, but because of belief in myth.
A good example is the very persistent belief in the non-existent writing on the wall of the Knesset of the Biblical verse about the Nile and the Euphrates.
Another example is the persistent, and completely false declarations, which were made by some of the most important Arab leaders, that the two blue stripes of the Israeli flag symbolize the Nile and the Euphrates, while in fact they are taken from the stripes of the Jewish praying shawl (Talit).
The Israeli specialists assume that, on the whole, the Arabs will pay no attention to their serious discussions of the future, and the Lebanon war has proved them right. So why should they not continue with their old methods of persuading other Israelis?
In the United States a very similar situation exists, at least until now. The more or less serious commentators take their information about Israel, and much of their opinions about it, from two sources.
The first is from articles in the “liberal” American press, written almost totally by Jewish admirers of Israel who, even if they are critical of some aspects of the Israeli state, practice loyally what Stalin used to call “the constructive criticism.” (In fact those among them who claim also to be “Anti-Stalinist” are in reality more Stalinist than Stalin, with Israel being their god which has not yet failed).
In the framework of such critical worship it must be assumed that Israel has always “good intentions” and only “makes mistakes,” and therefore such a plan would not be a matter for discussion–exactly as the Biblical genocides committed by Jews are not mentioned.
The other source of information, The Jerusalem Post, has similar policies. So long, therefore, as the situation exists in which Israel is really a “closed society” to the rest of the world, because the world wants to close its eyes, the publication and even the beginning of the realization of such a plan is realistic and feasible.
June 17, 1982 Jerusalem
About the Translator
Israel Shahak is a professor of organic chemistly at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the chairman of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights.
He published The Shahak Papers, collections of key articles from the Hebrew press, and is the author of numerous articles and books, among them Non-Jew in the Jewish State. His latest book is Israel’s Global Role: Weapons for Repression, published by the AAUG in 1982. Israel Shahak: (1933-2001)
Remember Israel is made by western TAX money and the monetary system of the petrodollar witch is owned by the FED owners.
Dear Brother Nathanael,
Will you make an episode exposing Trump’s connection to Jews? All of Trump’s kids are either married to or dating Jews. His oldest daughter converted to Judaism.
SO I don’t think Trump is the long awaited Goyische savior.
Israel Fire Updates: Lieberman, Bennett Call for Settlement Expansion After ‘Pyro-terrorism’
–Several of suspected arsonists linked to fires in Arab towns, police mum on others
–Blazes under control
–Netanyahu thanks Palestinian president for assistance
–U.S. supertanker carries out mission over Jerusalem.
Firefighters gained control of most of the blazes across Israel on Saturday after five days.
Around evening, firefighters quelled the flames in the settlement of Halamish, where the approaching blaze led to the evacuation of the town and destroyed 15 buildings.
Firefighters, aided by Palestinian crews, managed to gain control of a major fire near Nataf outside Jerusalem, and residents were allowed to return to their homes.
Three people were seriously injured by smoke in the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim near Jerusalem, and nine others were moderately and lightly injured.
The security establishment increasingly believes that several of the wildfires may have been politically motivated cases of arson and has arrested several suspects.
The Israel Police is currently holding 23 people on suspicion of arson or incitement, but refuses to release details regarding the nature of the allegations on 13 of them.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman [who neither has a degree in Fire Sciences nor is he an accredited fire investigator] said on a visit to Halamish that at least 17 of the fires of the past few days were definitely caused by arson.
However, he did not say which of the fires were deliberately ignited.
“Regarding the data as reported by the head of central command, in this last wave there were 100 fires, and in 17 cases we can say with certainty they were caused by arson. And we are still checking additional cases,” Lieberman said.
Lieberman said that the best answer is to “expand settlements.”
Sources involved in the investigation said several firebombs were found in the area of the settlement and it appears that they were what caused the flames that damaged or destroyed 17 homes and damaged dozens of others.
But nobody in custody is suspected of involvement in the fires in Halamish.
Security forces say they have no documentation of arson taking place in the settlement, and that it seems the only evidence are the remains of bottles (from the firebombs). Firefighters say the fire was set in two spots. (Yotam Berger)
Bennett vows more settler homes in response to ‘pyro-terrorism’; Four arson suspects face court
Education Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday Israel would built “more and bigger homes” in the West Bank settlement of Halamish where fires blamed on arsonists damaged 15 homes. (Read more)
In the meantime, trailer homes would be provided for settlers whose homes are too damaged to live in, the minister said.
No suspects were in custody for the fires in Halamish.
When asked to comment on the assistance of Palestinian firefighters in putting out the blazes, Bennett replied: “We see mutual help on the part of much of the Israeli public.”
Four Israelis suspected of arson faced the possibility of extended detention on Sunday.
A court in Acre will hear the cases against four suspects from Deir el Hanna in Galilee, aged 17, 21 and 22, accused of setting a brush fire on Friday. A court in Tiberias will hear the case of a 22-year-old from Kafr Kana, in the Nazareth area, suspected of starting a fire in a wooded area in lower Galilee. (Noa Shpigel, Yotam Berger)
Several of suspected arsonists linked to fires in Arab towns, police mum on others
Israel Police is withholding information regarding the specific allegations against more than half of the suspected arsonists it is currently holding, as well as their legal status, even though no gag order has been issued. According to the information released about several suspects, which allegedly links them to blazes in Arab communities, it appears the alleged actions are unlikely to be politically motivated.
According to the police, 23 people are currently under arrest in relation to the fires, after seven have been released. The police released basic details regarding only 10 of them, all allegedly involved in minor fires and not in the larger blazes like those outside Jerusalem, Zichron Ya’akov or Haifa.
In the known cases, the circumstances raise questions over the political motivation ascribed to the suspected arsonists. In one case, a Nazareth resident whose arrest has been extended is suspected of arson in his Arab-majority city. In another case, two are suspected of starting a brush fire between Sajur and Beit Jann, both of which are Arab communities.
From the details relayed to the media, it’s unclear what the remaining 13 are suspected of, whether or not they’ve been brought before a judge, or if the court ordered their release.
It’s also unclear whether an Arab activist whose arrest has been extended due to a satirical Facebook post regarding the fires is included among the arrestees mentioned by the police.
The police said it will publish the information regarding the 13 suspects in the coming days, even though there’s no legal obstacle to making this information public now.
The Israeli Jews are sure coy about the ethnic identities of the arrestees. Any Hilltop Gang Settlers among them?
Whether it’s the Jewmerican Empire or Fortress Jewmerica, Israel and the Military-Industrial-Complex Win
Mother Jones: Here’s Why the Defense Industry Is Ecstatic About a President Trump
Popping the champagne corks.
As with so much of what Donald Trump has said in recent months, his positions on Pentagon spending are, to be polite, a bundle of contradictions.
Early signs suggest, however, that those contradictions are likely to resolve themselves in favor of the usual suspects: the arms industry and its various supporters and hangers-on in the government, as well as Washington’s labyrinthine world of think-tank policymakers and lobbyists.
Of course, to quote a voice of sanity at this strange moment: It ain’t over till it’s over.
Eager as The Donald may be to pump vast sums into a Pentagon already spending your tax dollars at a near-record pace, there will be significant real-world obstacles to any such plans.
Let’s start with a baseline look at the Pentagon’s finances at this moment.
At $600 billion-plus per year, the government is already spending more money on the Pentagon than it did at the peak of the massive military buildup President Ronald Reagan initiated in the 1980s.
In fact, despite what you might imagine, the Obama administration has pumped more tax dollars into the military in its two terms than did George W. Bush.
According to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, the US currently spends four times what China does and 10 times what the Russians sink into their military.
So pay no attention to those cries of poverty emanating from the Pentagon. There’s already plenty of money available for “defense.”
Instead, the problems lie in Washington’s overly ambitious, thoroughly counterproductive global military strategy and in the Pentagon’s penchant for squandering tax dollars as if they were in endless supply.
Supposedly, the job of the president and Congress is to rein in that department’s notoriously voracious appetite. Instead, they regularly end up as a team of enablers for its obvious spending addiction.
The prospects are clear: A new Pentagon spending binge is on the horizon
Which brings us back to Donald Trump. He’s on the record against regime-change-style wars like Bush’s intervention in Iraq and Obama’s in Libya. He also wants our allies to pay more for their own defense.
And he swears that, once in office, he’ll eliminate waste and drive down the costs of weapons systems. Taken at face value, such a set of policies would certainly set the stage for reductions in Pentagon spending, not massive increases. But those are just the views of one Donald Trump.
Don’t forget the other one, the presidential candidate who termed our military a “disaster” and insisted that huge spending increases were needed to bring it back up to par.
A window into this Trump’s thinking can be found in a speech he gave in Philadelphia in early September.
Drawing heavily on a military spending blueprint created by Washington’s right-wing Heritage Foundation, Trump called for tens of thousands of additional troops; a Navy of 350 ships (the current goal is 308); a significantly larger Air Force; an anti-missile, space-based Star Wars-style program of Reaganesque proportions; and an acceleration of the Pentagon’s $1 trillion “modernization” program for the nuclear arsenal (now considered a three-decade-long project).
Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies estimates that, if Trump faithfully follows the Heritage Foundation’s proposal, he could add more than $900 billion to the Pentagon’s budget over the next decade.
Trump asserts that he would counterbalance this spending splurge with corresponding cuts in government waste but has as yet offered no credible plan for doing so (because, of course, there isn’t one).
You won’t be surprised to learn, then, that the defense industry, always sensitive to the vibes of presidential candidates, has been popping the champagne corks in the wake of Trump’s victory. The prospects are clear: A new Pentagon spending binge is on the horizon.
Veteran defense analyst David Isenberg has convincingly argued that the “military-industrial-congressional-complex,” not the white working class, will be the real winner of the 2016 presidential election.
The Forbes headline for a column Loren Thompson, an industry consultant (whose think tank is heavily funded by weapons contractors), recently wrote says it all: “For the Defense Industry, Trump’s Win Means Happy Days are Here Again.”
The stocks of industry giants Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman rose sharply upon news of his election and the biggest winner of all may be Huntington Ingalls, a Virginia-based manufacturer of aircraft carriers and nuclear attack submarines that would be a primary beneficiary of Trump’s proposed naval buildup.
Of course, the market’s not always right. What other evidence do we have that Trump will follow through on his promises to dramatically increase Pentagon spending? Some clues are his potential appointees to national security positions.
Let’s start with his transition team. Mira Ricardel, a former executive at Boeing’s Strategic Missiles and Defense unit, has been running the day-to-day operations of the defense part of the transition apparatus. She also served a lengthy stint in the Pentagon under George W. Bush.
As Marcus Weisgerber of Defense One has noted, she has advocated for the development of space laser weapons and more military satellites, and is likely to press for appointees who will go all in on the Pentagon’s plan to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on a new nuclear bomber and a new generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
So much for “draining the swamp” of special-interest advocates, as Trump had promised to do. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, recently named to head the Trump transition team in place of former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, has promised to cleanse the transition team of lobbyists.
But government watchdog groups like Public Citizen are skeptical of this pledge, noting that corporate executives like Ricardel who have not been registered lobbyists are likely to survive any changes Pence may make.
The scariest potential Trump appointees are not necessarily the ones with preexisting economic stakes in high levels of Pentagon spending. They are the ideologues.
The person currently rumored to be the frontrunner for the defense job is General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, a 44-year Marine and former head of the US Central Command who left the military in 2013 amid disagreements with the Obama administration over how many troops to deploy in Iraq and how hard a line to take on Iran.
According to a Washington Post profile of Mattis, he “consistently pushed the military to punish Iran and its allies, including calling for more covert actions to capture and kill Iranian operatives and interdictions of Iranian warships.”
These proposals were non-starters at a time when the Obama administration was negotiating a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons program, but may receive a warmer reception in a Trump White House.
Another candidate for the Pentagon post is Jim Talent, a former senator from Missouri who is now based at the [neo]conservative American Enterprise Institute after a seven-year stint at the Heritage Foundation.
Talent is a long-time advocate of spending an arbitrary 4 percent of gross domestic product on defense, an ill-advised policy that would catapult the Pentagon budget to over $800 billion per year by 2020, one-third above current levels. The conservative National Taxpayers Union has derided the idea as a gimmick that is “neither fiscally responsible nor strategically coherent.”
Another person allegedly in the mix for Pentagon chief is Kelly Ayotte, who just lost her Senate seat in New Hampshire. She was a rising star in the ranks of the Capitol Hill hawks who roamed the country with Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain advocating an end to caps on Pentagon spending.
Ayotte’s name may have been mentioned primarily to show that Trump was casting a wide net (the whole spectrum from hawks to extreme hawks).
Conservative Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas—a fierce opponent of the Iran nuclear deal and an avid booster of increasing Pentagon spending beyond what even the Pentagon has asked for—is reputedly another contender.
Congressman Randy Forbes, a Republican from Virginia, is looking for a job after losing his seat in a primary earlier this year. He has been mentioned as a possible secretary of the Navy.
The outgoing chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, he has been the most vocal advocate in Congress for a larger Navy. Not coincidentally, Virginia is also home to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding.
If you put taxpayer money into education or infrastructure, you lay the foundations for further growth. If you spend money on an F-35 fighter plane, you get…well, an overpriced F-35.
Retired Army Lieutenant General Mike Flynn has now been selected to serve as Trump’s national security adviser, where he may get the last word on foreign policy issues.
A registered Democrat, he was an early Trump supporter who gave a fiery anti-Obama speech at the Republican convention and led anti-Clinton chants of “lock her up” at Trump rallies—hardly the temperament one would want in a person who will be at the president’s side making life-and-death decisions for the planet.
To his credit, Flynn has expressed skepticism of military interventions like those in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he has also advocated regime change as a way to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and criticized President Obama for being too “politically correct” to use the term “radical Islam.”
His own views on Islam and how best to deal with terrorism are particularly concerning. He has described Islam as a “political ideology” rather than a religion, and has made demonstrably false assertions regarding the role of Islam in American life, including the absurd claim that Islamic law, or Sharia, has taken hold in certain communities in the United States.
The scariest potential Trump appointees—or at least the scariest voices that could have the president-elect’s ear or those of his closest advisers, are not necessarily the ones with preexisting economic stakes in high levels of Pentagon spending. They are the ideologues.
R. James Woolsey, former CIA director and fierce advocate of the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq, punches both tickets.
He’s closely connected to right-wing think tanks that press for spending more on all things military and was a member of neoconservative networks like the Project for the New American Century and the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq. Woolsey is also an executive at Booz, Allen, Hamilton, a major defense and intelligence contractor.
Then there’s Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy. A former Reagan-era Star Wars enthusiast turned professional Islamophobe, he has insinuated that President Obama might be a secret Muslim and slandered fellow conservatives for allegedly having questionable ties to radical Muslim organizations.
Such claims should make Gaffney unfit to serve in the government of a democratic society.
However, his advice is reportedly being listened to by key Trump insiders and appointing him to some national security post may not prove a problem for a president-elect who has already installed white supremacist Stephen Bannon as his strategic adviser in the White House.
And then there’s John Bolton, the hawk’s hawk who never met an arms control agreement he didn’t despise, and who took to the pages of the New York Times last year to advocate bombing Iran.
Prominent neoconservatives are pushing Bolton as a possible secretary of state in a Trump administration.
A potential obstacle to a Bolton appointment is his strong anti-Russian stance, but he could still get a post of significance or simply be an important voice in the coming Trump era. He has already called for Trump to scrap the Iran nuclear deal on his first day in office.
Another reported candidate in the race for secretary of state is Rudy Giuliani, perhaps the most undiplomatic man in America. Recent reports suggest, however, that the former New York mayor no longer has the inside track on the job.
The latest name to be mentioned in the secretary of state sweepstakes is former Massachusetts governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a harsh critic of Trump during the campaign.
It’s hard to imagine that Trump won’t be strongly encouraged in any efforts to pump up Pentagon spending to levels possibly not seen in the post-World War II era.
Below the cabinet level, certain Republican foreign policy experts who opposed Trump or remained neutral during the campaign have been trying to mend fences—even some of those who signed a letter suggesting that he might be “the most reckless president in American history.”
Part of this backpedaling has included preposterous claims that Trump’s pronouncements have become more “nuanced” in the post-election period, as if he didn’t really mean it when he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals or talked about banning Muslims from the country.
One hawk who hasn’t accommodated himself to a Trump presidency is Eliot Cohen, a leader of the “Never Trump” movement who had initially urged foreign policy specialists to put aside their reservations and enter his administration.
Cohen has since reversed course and suggested that no “garden-variety Republican” go near Trump, arguing that he and his “mediocre” appointees will “smash into crises and failures” on a regular basis.
In the end, it may not matter much just how the contest for top positions in the new administration plays out.
Given the likely cast of characters and the nascent crop of advisers in the world of national security, it’s hard to imagine that Trump won’t be strongly encouraged in any efforts to pump up Pentagon spending to levels possibly not seen in the post-World War II era.
One thing, however, does stand in the way of Trump’s current plans: reality.
As a start, how in the world will Trump pay for his ambitious military, “security,” and infrastructure plans?
A huge military buildup, a $25 billion wall on the Mexican border, a potentially enormous increase in spending on immigration enforcement officials and private detention centers, and a trillion-dollar infrastructure program, all against the backdrop of a tax plan that would cut trillions in taxes for the wealthiest Americans.
The only possible way to do this would be to drown the country in red ink.
Pentagon spending is the definition of an economic dead end.
Trump is likely to turn to deficit spending on a grand scale, which will undoubtedly exacerbate divisions among congressional Republicans and cause potentially serious pushback from the Party’s deficit hawks.
On the other hand, his desire to lift current caps on Pentagon spending without a corresponding increase in domestic expenditures could generate significant opposition from Senate Democrats, who might use current Senate rules to block consideration of any unbalanced spending proposals.
Nor will Trump’s incipient infatuation with Pentagon spending do much for members of his working class base who have been left behind economically as traditional manufacturing employment has waned.
In fact, Pentagon spending is one of the worst possible ways of creating jobs. Much of the money goes to service contractors, arms industry executives, and defense consultants (also known as “Beltway bandits”), and what does go into the actual building of weapons systems underwrites a relatively small number of manufactured items, at least when compared to mass production industries like automobiles or steel.
In addition, such spending is the definition of an economic dead end. If you put taxpayer money into education or infrastructure, you lay the foundations for further growth. If you spend money on an F-35 fighter plane, you get…well, an overpriced F-35.
A study by economists at the University of Massachusetts indicates that infrastructure spending creates one and one-half times the number of jobs per dollar invested as money lavished on the Pentagon.
If Trump really wants to create jobs for his base, he should obviously pursue infrastructure investment rather than dumping vast sums into weapons the country doesn’t actually need at prices it can’t afford.
At present, with its proposals for steep military spending increases and deep tax cuts, Trump’s budget plan looks like Reaganomics on steroids.
A Democratic Congress and citizens’ movements like the nuclear freeze campaign managed to blunt Reagan’s most extreme policy proposals. The next few years will determine what happens with Mr. Trump’s own exercise in fantasy budgeting.
William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.
Blame Russia for the fires…
Hey all these appointees who are Israel-supporters can easily suddenly change their positions now that Trump is the boss. Don’t forget that.
The Bible talks about the ten horns turning on the great whore.
The war against Lugenpresse (lying media) or Judenpresse continues to heat up.
By way of counter-attack a list of 200 sites accused of being peddlers of Russian propaganda has been posted on a website which claims to be countering this threat!
This follows moves by the EU to curtail Russian media outreach into Europe–now that Obongo is out of the way Merkel has been told by her J.W.O. bosses to carry the baton.
Sites carrying warnings include Craig Roberts, Makow, Ron Paul, Lasha Darkmoon
Also included is a site called Jew News. I cannot see what its doing there since it peddles standard MSM. and Jewish propaganda. I am quite sure they must have meant Real Jew News!
The earthly cohorts of the Great Deceiver appear to be panicking!! The FALSE NARRATIVE is coming apart at the seams.
Thanks for your uplifting positive post. Cheers!
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Articles on the web point to George Soros as the financier of the vote recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
If Soros can flip those states to Hillary he could hand her the election. But that probably isn’t the goal of Soros. Government breakdown, martial law, chaos, riots like Soros incited during the 4 nights after the election seem more likely goals.
It’s amazing that one little evil creep like Soros can ruin entire nations. Soros already did it in eastern Europe. Soros is widely reported to be a Rothschild agent. As such Soros has top cover from governments, Jews media, legal systems, crime bosses, and most importantly from Zionist banksters who run this world.
From all outward appearances, Jill Stein, the Jew heading up the recount scam is being aided, abetted and financed by Soros.
Soros was the main puppet master who financed / pulled the strings of Obama, Bill and Hillary, and lots of other evil politicians as shown at the following link among many others:
It felt very much out of place the way Hillary “graciously” conceded defeat right after the election results were announced. It wasn’t like Hillary, so she was probably following orders from Soros. Instead of letting Hillary rant and rave about the election, Soros sent riot gangs to do that.
It will be interesting to see what rotten tricks Soros has up his sleeve with these recounts. Let’s pray it doesn’t go beyond interesting.
“There’s nothing worse than a Protestant Republican scolding his ‘bigoted’ parishioners. Move over Norman Vincent Peale, a preacher for our narrow-minded times has appeared!”
Ha, ha, very well said! No doubt fresh from a meeting of the OTO, he comes to “minister” to his flock.
Unfortunately, there is much truth in the observation that the bigger the lie, the more widespread the belief.
That is why I give thanks that we have you, Brother Nathanael, and others like you.
Those of us with faith don’t waste it on politics. There is no “salvation” from the likes of the Bushes (or the Trumps for that matter). This is the ultimate in vanity.
Thanks for continuing to enlighten us. Your ministry is appreciated. God bless you.
Your last line in the Comment on KT McFarland, you said “We are in bigger trouble as the minutes tick down to 1/20/17″.
I have been saying this since this hustler was anointed by Tel Aviv/AIPAC.
And boy, are we correct! And yet, his so called supporters are still living in dreamland. They will not admit he is exactly what they did not want.
Stupid is as stupid does fits this perfectly, unfortunately.
Ok folks, let’s all calm down about Donald Trump; the man isn’t even in office yet, and people need to give him room to breathe.
Give the man 100 days, and see what promises he keeps, and what successes he delivers.
A Jewish friend of mine feels that Donald Trump is a new and rising “Hitler,” but that is just rubbish, real rubbish.
I love Donald Trump (and no, I’m not some back-woods redneck with green teeth). Give the guy a chance, folks, please.
Opinion Israel Fires Raise Burning Questions About Occupation
Question: Why haven’t we heard about the arrest of Jews calling for the murder of Arabs?
Answer: Jews are exercising their right to free speech.
Is a fire started intentionally for political, or “nationalist,” motives worth more than an ordinary fire?
Will the criteria for government compensation to Israeli citizens whose homes were damaged last week be set based on the source of the flames, creating a hierarchy of reparations and assistance?
Will a fire classified as a hostile terrorist act provide its victims with faster and higher reimbursement than those unfortunates whose houses, photo albums and computers were consumed by a fire caused by a police flare or a carelessly discarded cigarette whose combustion was fanned by the winds?
Why aren’t we hearing about the mass arrest of Jews whose social media posts called for the murder of Arabs and who expressed joy at their misfortunes, but have heard about a social activist from Rahat who was arrested for mocking those who welcomed the fires?
* Jewish incitement isn’t news.
* Jews say what they think and are exercising their right to free speech.
* Hatemongering Jews who incite to murder Palestinians aren’t arrested. Or they are in the governing coalition or Knesset.
* Declaring that arsonists’ citizenship will be revoked is not incitement, but part of a long-standing expulsion policy.
How is it that Israeli journalists hurried to quote the expressions of Schadenfreude posted on Arab and Palestinian social media sites?
How is it that they can’t seem to find the press statements, reports from the United Nations and B’Tselem, and the Palestinian posts that report on the routine abuses and cruelty perpetrated against millions of people by the Israel Defense Forces, the Border Police, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Interior Ministry, the Civil Administration, the District Coordinating Offices, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the Public Security Ministry, the Israel Land Authority, etc.?
* Because Israeli intelligence officials who hunt down suspects feed the information to journalists.
* Because Israeli journalists aren’t familiar with the websites of B’Tselem and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
* Because they don’t want to hurt their friends, comrades and children, who are the soldiers, judges and administrative personnel perpetrating the abuses.
* Because they are Israelis before they are journalists.
* Because they know what Israeli news consumers want to hear, and what they couldn’t care less about.
* All of the above.
* Because reporting on how Israel dominates the Palestinians wouldn’t leave room for any other news.
* Because what’s routine doesn’t make headlines.
We have to acknowledge that there were Palestinian arsonists, just as there were also false accusations. But if we want to prevent similar sabotage, we need to understand the motives.
These actions, no matter how reprehensible they may be, are closely linked to the policies of cruelty.
Anyone who doesn’t want to know about these policies or recognize that they exist is signaling that he’s interested in continuing the problem in order to justify future expulsions and abuses.
Where are Beit Meir, Nataf and Canada Park, three locations where fires blazed?
One answer is that they lie west of Jerusalem. Another is that Beit Meir sits on the lands of the destroyed Palestinian village of Bayt Mahsir, which in early 1948 was home to 3,000 people.
Nataf lies where the village of Beit Thul once stood, and which we also destroyed so that its 300 fleeing residents could not return.
Canada Park, which is run by the Jewish National Fund, is on the ruins of the villages of Imwas and Yalo, whose residents we expelled in June 1967.
And where is the settlement of Halamish?
On the lands of the villages of Deir Nizam and Nabi Saleh. Halamish is expanding; Israel restricts any new construction in Palestinian villages.
The fires last week sketched out three maps of the country.
One is the imaginary map of pure Jewish territory from which Palestinians have been erased.
The second is the painful map of the invader and occupiers, where we find the few arsonists who presumably caused some of the fires and those who were pleased by the conflagrations.
The two maps are amazingly similar.
The third is that of people who are attached to their homes, who have lost or are losing them, of those who will return to them after they’re rebuilt, and of those who haven’t returned.
How many people does it take to evacuate entire Israeli neighborhoods? Only a few Palestinian arsonists whose society rejects them.
How many people does it take to make half a million Palestinians flee from one firetrap to the next in Gaza?
Many Israelis – an entire government, the General Staff, senior commanders, and thousands of soldiers and pilots.
How many Israelis does it take to kill, in one summer, 180 children aged 0-5, 346 kids aged 6-17 and 247 women, as happened in 2014?
The same entire government, General Staff, senior commanders, and thousands of soldiers and pilots – along with most of a nation that cheers and encourages them to continue.
Just like I called it -
Trumps GW Bush 2.0 (a Neocon cuck who likes to talk macho Americana bs to hustle the disenfranchised right wing leaning but dying majority of the masses).
Expect more Wall St. chicanery, an Iran invasion, greater 1984 surveillance, and a free for all for unethical corporate raiders who will consolidate even more of America’s wealth-I guess the upper tiers of the 1% want 99% of America’s wealth since 95% isn’t good enough.
Cuck Trump will surely deliver that to them.
They’re all scum including “Da Donald” aka Shabbus Goy Manhattan Trust Fund Bany Egomaniac Prick who thinks he’s Drucker and Hugh Hefner rolled into one instead of a mega egomaniac delusional aging big mouthed spoiled trust fund brat Zioshill pervert.