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How Jews Celebrate Murder


How Jews Celebrate Murder
By Brother Nathanael Kapner May 21, 2018 ©

‘WHEN GENOCIDE IS PERMISSIBLE’ read the Headline on Sheldon Adelson’s The Times Of Israel (Israel Hayom) calling for the murder of Palestinians.

“Hamas idealizes death as much as Israel celebrates life,” wrote the bloodthirsty Jew.

“What other way is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than to obliterate them completely,” the genocidal Jew concluded.

The notion that Jews “celebrate life” is laughable.

Abortion in Israel is rife and assaults on Palestinians by Israelis sanctioned by World Jewry (don’t be fooled by Gallup polls where Jews publicly posture as being against Israeli violence) is evidence of Judaism being a religion of death.

What’s galling about the latest genocidal rout against the Palestinians’ peaceful “Great March Home” protests in concert with the opening of Trump’s Embassy in Jerusalem is how the Jew-owned Main Stream Media either ignored or justified it.

Any outrage over 2700 wounded and 60 unarmed dead Palestinians at the Gaza 1950 Armistice line (not a border, Israel has no defined borders) deliberately executed by the Jews in just one day was non-existent, but the Jew-pleasing rant by Nikki Haley, “Israel used restraint,” was plastered everywhere.

Most, if not all of the thousands of dead, maimed and wounded unarmed Palestinians, including paramedics, press journalists, old men, women and children shot by Israeli snipers in the past six weeks, were hundreds, even thousands of feet away from the ‘Gaza prison fence,’ and posed no threat to anyone.

There is NO “border” marking off the Gaza Strip from the rogue state of Israel, there’s an armed prison fence along the armistice line, and an ambiguous militarized free-fire zone extending deep into Gaza’s Palestinian farmlands, making it still Israeli-occupied territory.

JEWISH ENABLED HEADLINES—detached from the Gaza reality—whitewashed the Israeli massacre.

Headlines like “Dozens Die In Gaza” (were Gazans sick? were they old?) and “Clashes Erupt During US Embassy Opening” (did both sides commit “clashes?”…when only the Israeli side did) fool the reader into thinking that Israel, though troubled, is still a peace-loving place.

The Jew-owned media also ignores all the murderous rallies of the Jews in Israel that call for “Death To The Arabs!”

Israel’s long-running practice of brutally killing Palestinians at every pretext, a people with no standing army of their own but an irregular people’s resistance with inferior, home-made weapons and under Israel’s high-tech military boot…

…is in fact, a message to the Arab world — “Don’t mess or this will happen to you.”

And of course, there’s always the Samson Option given Jewry’s stash of nukes in Israel that’s under NO international oversight. (Hitler had it right: “All the Jews want in Palestine is a central organization for their world swindle with no intention of living there.”)

The question is, “Why do Jews get away with murder?”

JEWS ARE EXEMPT not only from criticism of their pernicious influence-peddling in the US but of any censure of their committing of murder against innocent human beings.

All one has to do is follow the money to know why.

Jews wield the bucks in America; own the press; control the information (Google is owned by The Mossad since its inception); and cuts the checks of the military brass via the Federal Reserve Bank which the Jews own; and bribe and blackmail the hacks on DC.

Some positive things can come of it — US hypocrisy for camouflaging the criminal deeds of Jews is being exposed for all the world to see and to react effectively against it.

Jews are getting nervous.

Thus they de-rank, ban, curb donations, and restrict searches of alternate narrations.

Intense censorship is coming. But the backlash will be worse than ever.

Hitler couldn’t be heard. But today more and more are on to the Jews.

Everyone will say, “Jews deserve it”…no ‘innocent victims’ next time around.

Jews won’t be celebrating, but all the world will.


See: Why Israel Gets Away With Murder Here

Dirty Tactics Of The Jewish Lobby Here

Israel’s Desperate Hour Here

Symbols Of Rachel Corrie’s Murder Here

Dress Rehearsal For The Antichrist Here

Rise Of The Three Israels Here

Why Israel Should Not Exist Here

Who Is The True Israel? Here

The Jews Who Rule America Here


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  6. Chris May 20, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

    All Jews are just Satan’s demons-to-be, but in training and still in the flesh.

    It’s why the demons hate Jesus so much – because they actually believed themselves to be superior.

  7. IRONKRAFT May 20, 2018 @ 10:07 pm

    I’d say it is high time to use the Specialist skillsets of the former Gentile Intel/S.F. types.

    How long can Christians, Palestinians, and the rest of the once, free world, continue to merely turn the other cheek?

    Even the Mongolian Monks are having to use violence against Islamic terrorists. We need to get real.

    God bless you all.

  8. Eileen Kuch May 20, 2018 @ 10:38 pm

    @ +BN

    Every time I see a photo of Bibzy Satanyahoo, I can’t help but see his soulless eyes and demonic features. Br. Nat, I’m sure you’ve noticed them, too, he’s just pure evil.

    Only megalomaniacal psychos such as Bibzy have the wherewithal to commit genocide against the poor, unarmed Palestinians behind the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip.

    The photos of Ivanka Trump and her evil husband, Jared Kushner, smiling at the newly opened US Embassy in Jerusalem are simply disgusting. They’re just as soulless and evil as Bibzy, even though they don’t wield as much power as he does, they’re not leaders, and their advice to Donald Trump is worthless; no wonder, he sent them to his hotel in NYC.

    I’m glad your trip to Boston was a great success, and that you had a great time in Florida, but I hope somebody in Chicago sponsors your trip there soon; and as for Bezos, the Jew who owns Amazon, a special place in Hell is waiting for him, just as with all hateful Jews.

    Mike S. King of just wrote a piece on British Royals and their relations with Jews. It’s quite a story. King Edward I expelled the Jews from England, due to their money scams, usury, and child sacrifice.

    According to King Edward, these crimes had been going on since William the Conqueror had brought them with him from Normandy. For 366 years, there were no Jews in England, until Richard Cromwell brought them back in and overthrew King Charles I and had him executed.

    The Jews have been in Britain ever since.

    I’ll be sending you a contribution soon, Brother, and God bless you always.


  9. Stopping Evil Jews May 20, 2018 @ 10:46 pm

    Lots of articles say that Jews were kicked out of various countries over 100 times down through the ages because of their extreme evil. Acts 18:2 states that Jews were ordered out of Rome.

    Maybe there are good sound lessons from History that show proven ways of shutting down Zionist evil.

    Can anyone here explain how this was accomplished by the countries, kings, authorities, who purged Jews from their countries in the past?

  10. Halina May 21, 2018 @ 1:49 am

    The United States is refusing to criticize Israel after Israeli forces shot dead at least 61 unarmed Palestinian protesters taking part in the Great March of Return in Gaza Monday. More than 2,700 Palestinians were injured.

    At the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has blocked a call for an international investigation into Israel’s actions. On Tuesday, she repeatedly blamed the violence on Hamas while praising Israel for showing restraint.

    During her remarks, Nikki Haley refused to place any blame on Israel. She later walked out of the Security Council chamber when the Palestinian ambassador to the U.N., Riyad Mansour, addressed the council.

    Since Palestinian protests began on March 30, Israel forces have killed at least 112 Palestinians and injured more than 12,000. On Tuesday, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was closely following the situation in Gaza and would “take any action warranted” to prosecute crimes.

    Meanwhile, the United Nations human rights office has condemned the “appalling deadly violence” by Israeli security forces in Gaza.

    For more, we speak with Norman Finkelstein, author and scholar whose most recent book is titled “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom.”

  11. AJ May 21, 2018 @ 8:29 am

    Jews are often very smart yet very stupid. They are among the least self-aware people.

    Why, for example, would Jews protest a school choosing to hold a moment of silence for the innocent victims in Gaza? When a NYC school decided to do that recently Jews expressed outrage, saying the school was offering prayers for “Hamas terrorists,” when in reality they were mourning the tragic deaths of Palestinian civilians.

    It’s certainly not smart, to say the least, for the Jews to go on pretending Palestinian civilians simply don’t exist. This leaves even arch-Zionists scratching their heads.

    The Jews could at least show public remorse for innocent dead persons, but being so arrogant they cannot help themselves. This will be their undoing in the end.

  12. Dave May 21, 2018 @ 8:52 am

    Hey Bro,

    Where in New York will you be?

  13. Dave May 21, 2018 @ 8:56 am

    To AJ

    (sarcasm on)
    It is you who is stupid!

    Did you just wake up yesterday?

    Go read the satanic Talmud.

    It teaches that Jew’s are the only humans on the earth and everyone else are animals. (sarcasm off)

    You say,

    “It’s certainly not smart, to say the least, for the Jews to go on pretending Palestinian civilians simply don’t exist.”

    There are a few good Jews who actively speak out but most are taught from birth that the Palestinians don’t even exist.

    Why would you think they’re going to all of a sudden stop now?

  14. AJ May 21, 2018 @ 11:49 am


    There is no point insulting others. I myself have become very educated on the Jewish question in the last 10 years or so. I’ve not read the Talmud itself from cover to cover, but am familiar with some of the things in it.

    I also live in downstate New York, which as you know is saturated in all things Jewish. If you think some of my comments here are ignorant or naive, try discussing the Jewish question with any other non-Jewish New Yorker on the street.

    If IsraHell is in the news, the vast majority of people (like even most Americans generally) take the pro-Israel side without even considering the Palestinians.

    My point, too, was that many Jews create bad PR for themselves by saying embarrassingly offensive things publicly on Israel (case in point the article BroNat shared and I came across in 2014).

    You would think more Jews would be smart or cynical enough to simply shut up or at least pretend to have compassion for the Middle East situation.

    The Talmud referring to non-Jews as “animals,” “goyim,” etc. reflects the evil Jewish mindset, but you can convince people’s minds of that sort of thing when you drill it into their psyches. But saying a race of people don’t even exist is “beyond chutzpah,” as Normal Finkelstein would say.

  15. Dave May 21, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    Jewish Power! – Increasingly – The Goyim Know!

    Dr Duke & Hitchcock on Alex Jones Now Exposing Jewish Power! – Increasingly -The Goyim Know!
    MAY 21, 2018

  16. benzion kook May 21, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

    The de facto “president” of the u.s. is numbnutsanyahoo.

    Jews have invented their doom

    Now they’re gonna burn

    No more poison pills
    No more calvary hill
    No more stolen trills

    So much for their licenses
    to steal & to kill.

  17. Latter Day Saints May 21, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

    @AJ and Dave

    Firstly, AJ, the sarcasm wasn’t directed at you but at the Jews I’m sure.

    Speaking of closed minds (Jews), despite spending generations upon generations, 2000 years in fact in Christian society most Jews, 98% in fact still don’t know what the Easter holidays celebrate; have never been interested enough to find out what the second most celebrated holiday (holy day) in the west which they participate in and have participated in for 2000 years is about.

    Ask any Jew about the resurrection and you’ll get a clueless blank stare.

    Pretty soon the rest of the Jewified West wont remember either, as most it seems couldn’t care less. They’re already Jewified.

    This is why Christ asked, “When I return will I find faith on earth?” [Luke 18:8]

    It’s a statistically proven scientific fact that around 95% of people can’t think for themselves on social, cultural and political matters and that includes religion and this is amply demonstrated by those stupid and disgusting, lifeless Jews who objected to the 2 minutes silence for the latest Palestinian casualties of Jewish genocide.

    Let us spend another 2 minutes in silence for the thousands whose lives have been ruined by their permanent injuries and those who are in prison for righteousness sake – the vast majority of them.

  18. KathJuliane May 21, 2018 @ 4:56 pm

    God bless you, dear +BN.

    Thank you for another brilliant and heart-wrenching Article. Your montages speak volumes, and perfectly capture the delusions and the Orwellian double-think balm for the “cognitive dissonance”, the mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values.

    MAY 16, 2018
    Kill and Kill and Kill

    Two spectacles unfolded in Palestine on Monday. In Gaza, Israeli army snipers shot and killed 58 Palestinians—including six children—and injured almost three thousand others amid scenes of smoke, fire, teargas, dust, agony and blood.

    At exactly the same time, to the tinkling of champagne glasses at a glittering reception barely fifty miles away in Jerusalem, Jared Kushner and an elegant Ivanka Trump oversaw the opening of Donald Trump’s new embassy there.

    The juxtaposition of these two contemporaneous scenes encapsulates at a single glance the entirety of Zionism’s murderous conflict with the Palestinian people.

    The Palestinians targeted and executed one-by-one by Israeli snipers had gathered to demand their right of return to their lands and homes inside the rest of Palestine, from the coastal plain up to and including Jerusalem.

    They or their parents or grandparents were driven from their homes during the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 for the simple reason that they are not Jewish: too many non-Jews in the putative Jewish state would not make for much of a Jewish state after all.

    (“There could be no Jewish state with a large and hostile Arab minority in its midst. There would be no such state. It would not be able to exist,” the Israeli historian Benny Morris bluntly pointed out in an interview justifying ethnic cleansing with the newspaper Ha’aretz in 2004; “a Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians . . . [therefore] it was necessary to uproot them”).

    They have been denied the right to return to their homes ever since for the same reason: they are not Jewish, and their presence would upset the carefully-engineered demographic tables maintained by the state to preserve its tenuous claim to an exclusively Jewish identity.

    The maintenance of that demographic balance and the suspension of their political and human rights are inseparable from one another: the one enables, produces and requires the other.

    The demographer Arnon Sofer of Haifa University is the architect of the current isolation of Gaza.

    In 2004, he advised the government of Ariel Sharon to withdraw Israeli forces from within Gaza, seal the territory off from the outside world, and simply shoot anyone who tries to break out.

    “When 2.5 million people live in a closed-off Gaza, it’s going to be a human catastrophe,” Sofer told an interviewer in the Jerusalem Post (11 November 2004); “Those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam.

    “The pressure at the border will be awful. It’s going to be a terrible war. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day.”

    He added that “the only thing that concerns me is how to ensure that the boys and men who are going to have to do the killing will be able to return home to their families and be normal human beings.”

    This imperative to kill and kill and kill human “animals” explains the violence taking place at the gates of Gaza—which has been sealed off precisely according to Sofer’s prescription—for the past several weeks, most calamitously this Monday.

    The killing now taking place is, in other words, exactly, to the letter, the “killing and killing and killing” he called for fourteen years ago.

    Calmly premeditated and intentionally designed by its architect, it is equally calmly and intentionally being carried out by Israeli soldiers (about whose psychological traumas I, unlike Sofer, am not even remotely interested).

    In response to the current killing and shooting, a senior member of the Israeli parliament, Avi Dichter, reassured his audience on live television on Monday that they need not be unduly concerned.

    Their army, he told them, “has enough bullets for everyone.” If every man, woman and child in Gaza gathers at the gate, in other words, there is a bullet for every one of them. They can all be killed, no problem.

    Remember Kurtz in Heart of Darkness? “Exterminate the brutes!”

    The genocidal intent expressed by the likes of Sofer and Dichter—mainstream and senior figures in Israeli politics—is so obvious as to make assiduous interpretation of their words unnecessary.

    The people of Gaza are exterminable because they are not Jewish: that is what the situation amounts to, not according to critics of the siege of Gaza, but according to its architects, planners, enablers and supporters.

    For that exterminability, and the ability to calmly and methodically transact it (“kill and kill and kill”) guarantees one thing, according to Sofer (in that same interview): “it guarantees a Zionist-Jewish state with an overwhelming majority of Jews.”

    To be clear then: according to its own planners and architects—these are their words, not mine—the maintenance of a “Zionist-Jewish” state fundamentally requires the Israeli army to prepare itself with a bullet for every man, woman and child in Gaza, and to shoot them one by one if they approach the gates penning them in.

    And if none of them are left after the smoke clears, well, so much the better; Israeli “boys and men” will return to their families and sleep better at night for not having to kill them any longer.

    Exactly as Israeli snipers were following their orders to “kill and kill and kill,” Jared Kushner was marking the occasion of the opening of the embassy with an inane speech extolling the virtues of his bombastic father in law.

    Kushner was empowered to present this speech not because of his qualifications (he has none), not because of his accomplishments (he has none), not because of his insights (he has none), not because of his charisma or strength of character (he has none), not because of his oratorial skills (he has none), and certainly not because of the rousing qualities of the speech itself (it had none).

    He was empowered to do so simply because he is Jewish; that is the one single attribute that brings him to the table: an act of birth.

    But acts of birth are randomly distributed by the hand of fate. And fate played one hand to Jared Kushner and a different hand to Ezzedine al-Samaak (14 years old), Ahmad al-Shair (16 years old), Said al-Khair (16 years old), Ibrahim al-Zarqa (18 years old) and Iman al-Sheikh (19 years old).

    They were all born in Gaza, refugees and the children of refugees driven by Zionist shock troops from their homes elsewhere in southwestern Palestine in 1948.

    Unlike Jared Kushner, who was in Jerusalem because he is Jewish, they cannot go to Jerusalem, because they are not Jewish.

    Unlike Jared Kushner, who can go to Jerusalem whenever he wants in the future because he is Jewish, they will never go to Jerusalem because they were shot in the head by Israeli army snipers on Monday and they are now all dead.

    Having robbed them of their past and their present, the state of Israel stole their future as well. And it did so—it could do so—simply because they are not Jewish.

    There is a direct link between the events in Jerusalem and those taking place in Gaza; Netanyahu himself pointed it out.

    “We are here in Jerusalem, protected by the brave soldiers of the army of Israel,” he said at the opening ceremony on Monday, “and our brave soldiers, our brave soldiers are protecting the borders of Israel as we speak today.”

    By “brave soldiers,” of course, he meant cowardly snipers hiding in reinforced positions and shooting unarmed civilians at a distance of 1,000 meters; and by “protecting” he meant killing and killing and killing, exactly according to Dr. Sofer’s prescription.

    There are two racial groups in close proximity in Palestine. The members of one racial group—the one to which Netanyahu and Kushner belong—are free to come and go as they please, to live life, to travel, to study, to work, to raise children.

    The members of the other racial group are to varying degrees denied those rights, though nowhere more starkly and abjectly than in Gaza, where over two million people have simply been rounded up and warehoused without prospects or hopes, let alone rights, simply because their very existence is deemed to be a mortal threat to the exclusive racial identity of a state that was violently established on their land and at their expense.

    To maintain the exclusive identity of that state, these people must either accept their fate as essentially human cargo in permanent storage—a superfluous population—or take the bullets that the Israeli army has prepared for each one of them.

    And that, fundamentally, is what Zionism’s conflict with the Palestinians is all about.

    At few other moments than the present has the juxtaposition between the racially privileged and the racially dehumanized and exterminable been so crystal clear.

    Liberal Zionists like Peter Beinart or Roger Cohen may wring their hands and bewail the crude and explicit viciousness of Netanyahu and his circle or the hideousness of the spectacle unfolding at the locked gates of Gaza.

    They harken back to the golden days of the 1950s and 1960s, when the Palestinians seemed (to the fevered Zionist imagination) to have quietly vanished, as though by magic.

    But what is happening today is not an aberration. This is what Zionism has always entailed and what it will always entail. “Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties,” Frantz Fanon once pointed out. “It is violence in its natural state.”

    It is not possible for a settler-colonial regime to racially enable one people at the expense of another people without the use of violence.

    As Arnon Sofer himself admits, the maintenance of a “Zionist-Jewish state with an overwhelming majority of Jews” requires permanent institutionalized violence.

    That was already true in 1948 and it remains true today and it will remain true until this project of racial exclusivism and privilege is abandoned once and for all for the hideous anachronism that it is.

  19. KathJuliane May 21, 2018 @ 5:01 pm

    It’s time for a new Declaration of Independence…from Israel, if that giant carbuncle on America’s face can’t be surgically removed.


    The Forward: Pro-Israel Crowd Sourcing App Targets Media Over Gaza Bloodshed

    An Israeli government-linked crowd-sourced propaganda app is successfully manipulating reactions to news outlets’ Facebook posts about Israel’s killing of 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border.

    Facebook comments that the app directed its users to “like” are now the top comments on more than a dozen posts from major news outlets about Monday’s shootings, including posts by the Wall Street Journal and CNN.

    The app, called, is a joint project of Sheldon Adelson’s Israeli-American Council and IDC Herliya, an Israeli university. As the Forward reported in November, it works closely with Israel’s intelligence community and its Ministry of Strategic Affairs.

    The app acts as a pro-Israel human “botnet,” recruiting volunteers to perform social media “missions” online. Since Monday, the app has kicked into overdrive. Its campaign has focused on driving “likes” to pro-Israel comments on news organization’s Facebook posts, making the comments more visible to casual browsers. Some of the comments are false or misleading.

    In “missions” posted through the app and distributed in an email blast on Monday, the app’s handlers called on volunteers to “support Israel online now” by “supporting pro-Israeli comments and assuring these become the top comments — the first ones that readers see!”

    The comments, many of them posted by the same few users, defend Israel’s actions on the Gaza border.

    On a May 15 Facebook post by Fox Business, which mentioned an 8-month-old Palestinian baby who died after inhaling tear gas at the border on Monday, asked users to like a comment that asked: “WHY would you bring a baby to a violent protest unless you were fully willing to have that baby die for the cause?” The comment is currently the top comment on the post, with 443 likes. also asked users to like what is now the top comment on a May 14 Facebook post by CNN Politics about a White House statement placing blame for the deaths of the Palestinian protesters on Hamas.
    ( )

    The boosted comment mischaracterizes the events on the border, suggesting that Israeli forces shot Palestinians who had crossed the border fence, which is not the case.

    An comment is also the top comment on a Los Angeles Times Facebook post from May 14, promoting an article headlined “At least 52 Palestinians killed by Israeli army at Gaza border.” The comment accuses the headline of being “misleading.”

    “I am sure it was done in intent so your readers are not aware of the truth,” the comment continues. “The rioters was causing bodily harm and throwing home made explosive devices at the IDF and Israel’s citizens.”

    Other “missions” currently posted in the app ask users to share a post by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley defending the Gaza border shootings in a speech to the Security Council, and asking users to vote “no” in a Twitter poll by a South African news outlet asking whether South Africa should expel Israel’s ambassador over the border shootings.
    (Haley on FB) ( )

    The last mission, at least, was a failure. The vote came out heavily in favor of expelling the Israeli ambassador.

  20. KathJuliane May 21, 2018 @ 5:06 pm

    VICE: What Happened On The Israeli Side Of The Border During U.S. Embassy Protests (HBO)

    The violence in Gaza on Monday didn’t stop the big show in Jerusalem from going ahead: visiting dignitaries and Israeli VIP’s gathered for the official dedication of what is now the U.S. Embassy.
    President Trump hailed the U.S. embassy move, as at least 52 Palestinian protesters were killed in what was the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war with Israel.

    At a press conference early Monday morning, visiting U.S. Senators applauded the president for keeping a promise that Congress made in 1995.

    VICE founder Shane Smith joined Senator Lindsay Graham at the press conference and spoke to protestors demonstrating outside the embassy.

    Senator Graham told VICE News that the resulting violence from the embassy move is simply the cost of doing business. “If you’re waiting to do something bold in the Middle East without conflict you’ll die waiting,” he said.

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  23. Ed May 21, 2018 @ 8:23 pm

    GAZA’S Pieta

  24. KathJuliane May 21, 2018 @ 11:08 pm

    “Dr. al-Qedra added that the soldiers also shot and killed one medic, and injured 323 others with live fire and gas bombs, in addition to causing damage to 37 ambulances.”


    IMEMC News: Health Ministry: “Israeli Army Killed 112 Palestinians, Injured 13190 Since March 30th”

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, has reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers have killed 112 Palestinians, and injured 13190 since the Great Return March protests started on the Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018.

    Dr. al-Qedra said that the soldiers killed 13 Palestinian children, and injured 2096 others, in addition to wounding 1029 women.

    He added that 332 of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries, 3422 suffered moderate wounds, 9436 suffered mild injuries, and 5572 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

    Dr. al-Qedra said that:

    ⇒ 502 Palestinians were shot in the head and neck.

    ⇒ 283 were shot in the chest and back.

    ⇒ 225 were shot in the abdomen and pelvis.

    ⇒ 938 were shot in their arms.

    ⇒ 325 were shot in their legs.

    ⇒ 1117 suffered various cuts and bruises to several parts of their bodies.

    He also said that 27 of the wounded Palestinians suffered amputations in their legs, one in his arm, and four others had some fingers severed by Israeli fire.

    **Dr. al-Qedra added that the soldiers also shot and killed one medic, and injured 323 others with live fire and gas bombs, in addition to causing damage to 37 ambulances.**

    Mondoweiss: Canadian doctor: Israeli soldiers shot me in both legs as I was treating injured protesters in Gaza

    On Monday May 14, while treating patients with gunshot wounds in Gaza during the Great March of Return, Canadian physician Tarek Loubani was shot in both legs by Israeli forces.

    One medic on his team, Musa Abuhassanin, was killed while attempting to providing care Palestinian protesters.

    Loubani published an account that noted he and the medical staff were wearing “high visibility clothing” and when they approached injured Palestinians, they did so with their hands raised as to show soldiers they were unarmed medical professionals.

    After Loubani was wounded, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an investigation and issued a statement, “We are appalled that Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Canadian citizen, is among the wounded – along with so many unarmed people, including civilians, members of the media, first responders, and children.”

  25. Latter Day Saints May 22, 2018 @ 3:44 am

    We need another flotilla, this time of warships.

    It’s ok because Palestine is now bruised on both cheeks.

    The entire world is coalescing against USA and Israel, (Babylon and daughter of Babylon) even Europe.

    It’s just a matter of evolution. . . . The process has started and there is no reverse gear.

    Meanwhile expect insanity to increase exponentially in those two rogue states – against human civilisation.

  26. robert pickle May 22, 2018 @ 5:50 am

    Indeed, and Trump is Making Eretz Itsreallyhell again…

  27. Zionien May 22, 2018 @ 7:01 am

    I’m always utterly baffled at how such an attractive person can be soooooo gross/disgusting.

    Trumps daughter = THE TOTAL FOOL!!!

  28. Citizenfitz May 22, 2018 @ 11:06 am

    Just got off the phone with the office of the President of Southern New Hampshire University. SNHU, you might recall, was recently in the news because a professor there failed a student for saying that Australia is a country. The professor said, “Australia is a continent not a country.”

    There was some buzz in the MSM about it but on looking into the matter you quickly learned that there was no information anywhere on the Internet identifying the professor. Mmmhhhh….

    We here know the score: had the prof been a *Gentile* White man, that fact would probably have been splattered all over the Internet. But nope, nothing at all. At the time I suspected a politically correct fix was in.

    Now, on calling up SNHU I have the answer.

    Here’s why: I’ve had and dealt with a number Black professors – and they generally (though not always) verify why Blacks need Affirmative Action in order to succeed in intellectual realms.

    When you reason it out, what programs like Affirmative Action and all equality of outcome programs are saying (shouting actually) is that Blacks really are intellectually inferior to Whites.

    1. The professor at SNHU (who has a PhD) is clearly, in spite of her PhD, a stupid and uninformed person. Affirmative Action?

    2. The media “blackout” concerning all personal information about her. Pretty much a dead giveaway by itself.

    3. The call to SNHU. The secretary I spoke with became irate, evasive and defensive when prodded to confirm or deny the race of the professor.

    4. Despite multiple opportunities to do so, the secretary DID NOT DENY that the prof is a Black woman.

    5. Based on this, the SNHU professor is beyond reasonable doubt a Black woman.

    I rest my case.

  29. benzion kook May 22, 2018 @ 12:16 pm

    The Jews made sure the microscopic “taggants” used to ID the origin of explosives manufacture & recent purchasers, mandated by US law since the 80’s to “combat terrorism,” were deemed no longer necessary after 1998, paving the way for their use of nanothermite, etc. in the World Trade implosions.

    See Taggants in Explosives, Princeton University, April 1980 – Principal Investigator: David R. Garfinkle.

    Taggants in Explosives Advisory Panel chairman: Sanford Kadish, Dean, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.

    The Jew bic-flickers directly murdered more Americans on 9/11 than they have Palestinians in this round, but of course many more overall, so far.

  30. KathJuliane May 22, 2018 @ 1:56 pm

    If Israel has “the most moral army in the world,” then the vicious, psychopathic Zionocracy of crazy-making Jews must be the most moral people in the world.


    Mondoweiss: Israel Detains Palestinian Teen with Severe Head Injury, Again

    As Mohammad Tamimi, 15, walked to the market near his home in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh Sunday morning, he passed by a new white Hyundai.

    Two men he assumed to be Palestinians were standing outside the parked car, speaking fluent Arabic on their phones. Two more were sitting inside the car, which had a green license plate (vehicles belonging to Israeli citizens have yellow plates).

    Mohammad did not think much about this scene.

    When he got close the men jumped Mohammed. One bent the youth’s right arm behind his back and covered his mouth. Then two men threw Mohammad into the car and drove out of the village.

    Fadel Tamimi, Mohammad’s father, only learned of this when Mohammad was released later that night at around 11 p.m.

    When Mohammad missed Iftar – the evening meal when Muslim’s break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan — Fadel felt something was wrong.

    “It’s not like Mohammad to just go missing like this,” he told Mondoweiss. “We got scared about what happened to him.”

    There was no one on the streets at the time who witnessed the incident. The family was left in the dark regarding Mohammad’s whereabouts.

    The family contacted the Israeli police and army, but they denied having detained the minor. The village then initiated a search campaign to find Mohammad.

    Mohammad has been slowly recovering from a life-threatening injury he sustained five months ago, when Israeli forces shot him in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet at close range during a protest of Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

    He was put under a 72-hour medically-induced coma at that time, before doctors were forced to remove a portion of his skull owing to severe inflammation in his brain.

    Mohammad underwent another critical surgery less than a month ago, and doctors have since reinserted the pieces of skull.

    “Everyone was so worried because Mohammad needs to take his medicine. He had missed one of his scheduled doses,” Manal Tamimi, Mohammad’s aunt and a prominent activist in the village, told Mondoweiss. “We thought maybe he had fallen and hurt himself.”

    Israeli authorities finally contacted Mohammad’s family to inform them that the minor was being held for interrogations at Shaar Binyamin detention center in the occupied West Bank. He was released soon after.

    ‘Israel is waiting for him to get better’

    After Mohammad was shot on December 15, 2017, his cousin Ahed Tamimi, then 16, confronted two armed Israeli soldiers, and proceeded to slap and kick them. After a video of the incident went viral, the teen was arrested and has since been sentenced to eight months in prison.

    Ahed Tamimi, now 17, has risen to international prominence as a symbol of Palestinian resistance. While Nabi Saleh has often been targeted by Israeli forces owing to their near decade-long nonviolent protests, in recent months residents have reported a sharp rise in Israeli arrests and raids in the village.

    An Israeli army spokesperson told Mondoweiss that Mohammad was detained after he “threw rocks at a road and endangered passing vehicles near Nabi Saleh.” The village is located directly adjacent to Israel’s illegal Halamish settlement, with a road dividing the two areas.

    “They always say it’s about stones when they arrest us,” Fadel said, as he released a sigh connoting the repetitiveness of such allegations. Stone-throwing is the most common charged levied against Palestinian children, and holds a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

    In February, when Mohammad’s skull was still exposed from the initial operations, Israeli forces raided his home in the pre-dawn hours and detained the injured minor.

    At the time, Mohammad told Mondoweiss that Israeli forces had “beaten” him into confessing that his injury was sustained from a bicycle accident, rather than from a rubber bullet shot by Israeli forces.

    Manal says that she believes Israeli authorities are waiting until Mohammad is recovered so that they can imprison the teen.

    “I think they were afraid to keep him in prison because of his condition,” Manal explained. “They want him in prison, but they are waiting for him to get better,” she continued. “They will try in the next two or three months to arrest him again.”

    Mohammad’s father Fadel agreed, telling Mondoweiss that Israeli intelligence had even called one of the doctors who performed the initial surgeries on Mohammad and told him they would come to arrest Mohammad after he recovered.

    Dawoud Yusef, advocacy coordinator for Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer, told Mondoweiss that Israel’s tactic of forcing Palestinians into a constant rotation in and out of Israeli prisons is meant to “make the individual feel that they are never safe from the forces of the occupation.”

    This reality in the occupied West Bank commonly results in Palestinian children developing anxiety disorders, night insomnia, depression, and an inability to concentrate in school, Yusef said.

    He noted that Israel’s use of Mista‘arvim–Israeli agents disguised as Palestinians–to detain the injured teen represents an “intensification of the psychological warfare being executed against the [Tamimi] family,” adding that the use of undercover agents is a “psychological tool more than anything else.”

    However, Yusef commented that Israeli forces typically arrest Palestinians when they are injured, and rarely wait for them to recover before imprisoning them. He suggested that in the case of Mohammad, the Israeli authorities could be attempting to “avoid too much undue international attention” or continuing its suppression of political activities in the village.

    ‘We are scared to allow our children on the street’

    At least 20 residents in Nabi Saleh have continued to be imprisoned by Israel since Ahed’s slap — which prompted a wave of arrests in the village. At least seven of the detained residents are minors. According to Addameer, 6,036 Palestinians were being held in Israeli prisons as of April.

    Manal told Mondoweiss that Israel’s crackdown on the village was being taken to a “dangerous level.”

    “We feel like anyone in the village can get kidnapped by the Israelis at any time,” she said. “We are scared to allow our children on the street.”

    Israeli forces have employed inflatable surveillance balloons in Nabi Saleh that float above the village 24-hours a day, collecting intelligence on the Palestinians below, according to Manal.

    “The Israelis know exactly where each village resident is at all times,” she said. “They know when we leave our houses. They know when we come back home. They are keeping tabs on every single thing that’s happening in the village.”

    Yusef told Mondoweiss that because the Tamimi family and the village of Nabi Saleh have become a “symbol for peaceful organizing and resistance,” the continued arrest of Mohammad, and other residents in the village, are “messages” intended to intimidate the family.

    “They represent explicit instructions to them that they should desist from their activity, and stop their activism,” he said. “The targeting of Mohammad in particular is an attempt at striking at the most vulnerable members.”

  31. KathJuliane May 22, 2018 @ 2:04 pm

    Regarding Official Jewish Crazy-making Policies in the Zionist Kleptocracy: Mondoweiss commentor JLewisDickerson added to the above Mondoweiss article about the abuse of 15 year old Mohammed Tamimi’ and the village of Nabeh Saleh, and the utter genocidal oppression of Palestinians in general:

    RE: Dawoud Yusef, advocacy coordinator for Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer, told Mondoweiss that Israel’s tactic of forcing Palestinians into a constant rotation in and out of Israeli prisons is meant to “make the individual feel that they are never safe from the forces of the occupation.”

    PUT ANOTHER WAY: Israel’s “tactic of forcing Palestinians into a constant rotation in and out of Israeli prisons” is in keeping with their philosophy of ‘maintained uncertainty’, which is meant to to induce in Palestinians a sense of “permanent temporariness”.

    FROM ALISTAIR CROOKE, London Review of Books, 03/03/11:

    (EXCERPT) . . . It was [Ariel] Sharon who pioneered the philosophy of ‘maintained uncertainty’ that repeatedly extended and then limited the space in which Palestinians could operate by means of an unpredictable combination of changing and selectively enforced regulations, and the dissection of space by settlements, roads Palestinians were not allowed to use and continually shifting borders.

    All of this was intended to induce in the Palestinians a sense of permanent temporariness. Maintaining control of the Occupied Territories keeps open to Israel the option of displacing Palestinian citizens of Israel into the Territories by means of limited land swaps.

    It also ensures that Israel retains the ability to force future returning refugees to settle in their ‘homeland’, whereas a sovereign Palestinian state might decline to accept the refugees.

    It suits Israel to have a ‘state’ without borders so that it can keep negotiating about borders, and count on the resulting uncertainty to maintain acquiescence. . .

    SOURCE –

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  34. Brother Nathanael May 22, 2018 @ 3:59 pm

    +BN Comments on Wall Street Journal!

    Responding to: “Get Ready For The Battle Rial”
    by Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg (JEWs for Bloodshed)


    The piece is not without its neocon posturing and propaganda rhetoric.

    Not what you’d call an unbiased, objective, strictly financially factual WSJ article either.

    Dubowitz and Goldberg are both tied to the ultra-hawkish, neo-liberal-con, militaristic, interventionist, Muslim-baiting, Syria- and Iran-hating “non-partisan” Foundation for Defense of Democracies that wants to bomb Iran back into the Stone Age, and crowed over the destruction and havoc inside Syria.

    FDD is aligned with the neocon AEI and the Hudson Inst. Major donors are Adelson and Singer, along with Bronfmans, Bernard Marcus, and other power Jews .

    FDD is one of Pompeo and Bolton’s “intellectual” resources. FDD’s advocacy of U.S. military intervention in the Middle East, its hawkish stance against Iran, and its defense of right-wing Israeli policy is consistent with its donors’ interests in ‘pro-Israel’ advocacy.’

    Totally lobbied against the JCPOA and exists only to further the interests of Israel First.

  35. Brother Nathanael May 22, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

    More +BN on Wall Street JEWERnal

    Responding to: “Get Ready For The Battle Rial”
    by Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg (JEWs for Bloodshed)

    +BN Responds:

    Pretty hard-pressed to see what US interests are involved in confronting Iran.

    US interests WERE SERVED via the JCPOA as it established a launching point for further diplomacy not to mention curtailing Iran’s nuclear-weapons ambitions.

    As far as “economic pressure” on Iran, don’t think it will work.

    Iran’s inflation rate is now only 9%, and it’s been holding after a fall from double digits in 2011.

    Iran will soon be a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization which will strengthen Iran’s trade and financial ties, and add to domestic stability. And Iran will be part of China’s inclusive “One Belt One Road” that US has talked itself out of. Europe is all in.

    Neither Russia nor China, the two main pillars of the SCO, are going to punish Iran for something that the US did.

    And, so far it looks like European countries may not buckle under pressure from DC, considering the EU is reactivating its “blocking legislation” to do an end-run around US secondary sanctions.

  36. Brother Nathanael May 22, 2018 @ 4:51 pm

    (A better side of Trump)

    Trump’s massive impact on the federal bench
    By Hugh Hewitt, Washington Post
    May 22

    Some day, conservative critics of President Trump will have to reconcile their vehement opposition to him with their love of the Constitution. The latter is most definitely benefiting from the president’s massive impact on the federal bench, one that extends far beyond Justice Neil M. Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.

    The Supreme Court, though by far the most important court, still only reviews 80 or so appeals court decisions per year.

    The appeals courts, however, are burdened with massive amounts of decision-making year-round. Federal appeals court judges completed 96,000 case “participations” in 2017. (A case participation means that one judge heard an oral argument or reviewed an appeal on briefs. Thus, when a single appeal is heard before a panel of three judges, it is three participations.)

    Trump has appointed 21 of the 167 current full-time judges and intends to fill another 20 or more vacancies by year end.

    The president and the GOP-controlled Senate have thus already put one-eighth of the federal appeals bench in their seats. Each of those new appointees — all principled “originalists” in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia — will have more than 400 participations in 2018 alone.

    There are 10 more appeals court nominees in the queue and a dozen other vacancies awaiting nominees beyond those, and Senate Republicans have made these positions their priority (unless there is a retirement on the Supreme Court).

    With the age of initial appointment dropping and retirement age advancing, we can reasonably expect Trump-appointed judges to average 20 years on the bench. Expect a total of 40 new appeals court judges by the end of Trump’s first two years.

    To assess Trump’s impact, read the annual report of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. The president has already nominated four of the 15 active judges on that circuit and is soon likely to fill the two remaining vacancies.

    Each active judge has averaged between 144 and 163 opinions per year for many years. We can expect that, if past is prologue, each of the new judges will author about 150 opinions from among the hundreds of opinion-generating cases in which they participate annually.

    The Trump judges on the 5th Circuit and their new colleagues on other federal appeals benches across the land will be busy long into the future.

    Review the math presented above, and extend the trends into the future, including another 20 or so more federal circuit court confirmations expected this year.

    By 2019, Trump judges will be participating in more than 15,000 decisions every year, and almost all those decisions will be the law of the land.

    There will be no less than 400 crucial case votes and dozens of signed opinions, each year, every year for most of the Trump judges. If the judges sit for an average run of 20 years on the bench, that’s 8,000 key votes per Trump-appointed judge.

    The critiques from the #NeverTrump rump have always been heated and sincere, but unbalanced by any appreciation for this remarkable record of repair of the bench.

    The Third Branch looks today and will look for decades into the future far more originalist because of Trump compared with how it would have been under Hillary Clinton.

    Looking forward, I’ll bend the famous Carville phrase a bit: “It’s the judges, brilliant people” works for me for the midterm message of the GOP. Republicans should run hard on this record from now to the fall and promise much, much more of the same.

    Trump has not merely nudged the direction of the law, he has turned it decisively back toward limited government, not just through deregulation, but by seating judges inclined to look askance at the progressive idea of a “living Constitution.”

  37. Kalin May 22, 2018 @ 5:46 pm

    Well . . . Jesus did say that their father “was a murderer from the beginning.”

    That Jews are natural-born murderers shouldn’t be a great surprise.

  38. KathJuliane May 22, 2018 @ 5:46 pm

    Dear +BN,

    The below piece from IRNA and Iran’s response to Pompeo’s bellicose demands, goes along with your comments on the WSJ’s propaganda screed penned by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

    The neocon FDD, a great cheerleader for the 2003 Invasion and Occupation of Iraq and “regime change” in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, seems to have missed the fact that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a democratic republic which does incorporate certain Islamic religious principles, and has a perfectly understandable constitution with three branches of government, and a list of civil rights incorporated into it.

    Since the parliament is based on demographics, even minority Christians and Jews have at least one guaranteed seat each.

    By contrast, Israel does not have a ratified constitution, just something called “Basic Law” that gets pulled around and distorted by the Knesset and the courts like Silly Putty, and when it treats Palestinian/Israeli Arabs with any civil rights at all outside of the military occupation under martial law, it’s as marginal second class citizens whose rights can be changed at any time.

    Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, while Iran is one of the original signatories dating back to at least the 1970s.

    Israel also has an undeclared nuclear weapons program with estimates of up to 400 nuclear missiles that it lies about, and much of it was created from top secret research and materiel stolen from the United States by treasonous American Jews and Israeli espionage agents.

    To a thief, everyone else is a thief. To a liar everyone else is a liar.

    Bibsy, for every finger Israel falsely points at someone else in blame, there are three more pointing back at you.

    By the way, Iran routinely and generously ships humanitarian aid to Syria, alongside Russia, and even air-drops it to besieged communities surrounded by Western/Israeli/Gulf States’ mercenary headchoppers. They are currently making air-drops to the blockaded towns of al-Fu’ah and Kefriya in Idlib.

    The SAA is finding a lot of Hebrew-labeled ammo and weapons manufactured in Israel as more and more militant enclaves turn themselves and their weapons in, unless it’s ISIS, then it burns everything like it just did in the Yarmouk Refugee district when surrendering.


    Islamic Republic News Agency: Iranian Foreign Ministry slams Pompeo’s anti-Iran statements [and pulls no punches]

    ‘By rejecting each and every accusations raised in the so called new strategy (of the US), Iran regards Mike Pompeo’s rude remarks as blatant interference in its own internal affairs,’ the statement said.

    Reacting to the US secretary of state’s meddlesome remarks, the statement said ‘Pompeo’s cheap, baseless, offensive and meddlesome statements and his baseless and false labels against the noble and civilized nation of Iran indicate the helplessness of American authorities in the face of the Iranian nation and their futile efforts to distract world public opinion from their illegal acts and breaches of that country’s obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and UN Security Council resolution.’

    ‘Pompeo’s remarks once again displayed information deficiency, lack of foresightedness… and confusion in the process of decision making in the United States and indicated that warmongering and extremist elements in that country either do not know history, or are unable to learn a lesson from it,’ the foreign ministry said in its statement.

    Despite opposition of almost all countries of the world except for few belittled regimes, the American regime has trampled upon all its political, legal and international obligations and so it is not in a position to set conditions for such a great country as Iran that has abided by all its commitments, the statement said.

    The US should know that the consequences of its breaches of law and obligations would not provide it with any right and its consequences rest with the leaders of that country and their corrupt and Mafia-linked internal and external supporters.

    All calamities that have befallen the region raging from Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to Palestine, Yemen and Afghanistan are the results of the interventions of the United States and its allied Medieval Age dictatorial regimes and therefore it is not entitled to speak about Iran’s policies towards its own region, the statement said.

    It said supporting terrorism, particularly the state-terrorism is the inner feature of the United States, adding ‘No doubt that terrorist groups such as Al-Qaida, Daesh… and other Takfiri terrorist groups who live on the money and capital of the US and support from certain inefficient regimes of the region will be defeated and the American administration and its allies will be disgraced.’

    The godfathers of Al-Qaida, Daesh and hundreds of other terrorist groups which have endangered world peace and security are not a position to make Iran’s stabilizing and anti-terror measures aimed at uprooting terrorism look vice versa or follow up their domineering delusions, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

    Those staging coup de’ tats against legal governments, plundering oppressed nations, massacring innocent women and children, breaching international pacts and resolutions, producing and using weapons of mass destruction and trampling upon the rights of minority groups and colored people in their own country are not entitled to threaten a nation that has proudly stood up against all these crimes, the statement said.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran which came to existence from the Islamic Revolution of the Iranian people, during four decades of its life has withstood and overcome all sinister plots of the United States and will continue to do so vigorously in the future, it said.

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry recommended the US leaders particularly its foreign secretary to learn a lessons from the policies that country adopted in that past towards the Iranian nation and stop their failed meddlesome policies aimed at dividing the people and popular Islamic Republic system in order not to be disgraced further before the world public opinion.

    Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish


    I can’t find anything to disagree with. Does anyone else?

    P.S. IRNA reported today that Iran’s year-on-year inflation put at 8%, not 9%

    Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Iran’s inflation rate in the 12 months ending in the Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht (April 21-May 21) was 8%, showing decrease compared to figures from a month earlier, according to Statistical Center of Iran.

    The Statistical Center of Iran announced the country’s year-on-year inflation rate in the 12 months ending in the Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (March 21-April 21) 8.1%.

    Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish

  39. KathJuliane May 22, 2018 @ 6:08 pm

    I guess Pompeo showed Iran who’s Da Boss!

    IRNA: Iran starts enrichment of stable isotopes with Russia’s help

    Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Tuesday that following the implementation of JCPOA, Iran started enrichment of stable isotopes with assistance from Russia while in pre-JCPOA era it could enrich uranium alone.

    After a meeting with the members of Majlis Education, Research and Technology Commission, Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters that Iran’s nuclear industry goes ahead at a good pace with an aim of commercialization.

    He hoped that there would not emerge a situation for Iran to return to pre-deal situation.

    “We have readiness for returning to pre-JCPOA situation in various sections,” he said.

    Elsewhere in his talks, he said that he showed up in Majlis to brief the MPs on nuclear situation during the pre- and post-Revolution eras.

    Objectives of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) regarding construction of nuclear power plants, exploration and extraction and training manpower were also discussed during the commission’s session.

    Before the implementation of JCPOA, Iran has had only one power plant whose construction has been started prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution and it came on stream four or five years ago, he said, noting that this is while Iran has started building two other power plants.

    “Following the implementation of JCPOA, we have been able to enrich stable isotopes with Russia’s help,” he said, noting that in the pre-deal era, Iran was only able to enrich uranium.

    Another project launched following the implementation of the JCPOA was radiotherapy center which is to be established in Karaj, enjoying the most advanced modern technologies.

  40. Latter Day Saints May 22, 2018 @ 7:22 pm


    The same people that think Australia is a continent and not a country seem to think Africa is a country and not a continent.

    This may go some way to explaining Americas disastrous foreign policy — abject ignorance.

    Re the nutty professor, she is wrong on two counts re. the country, Australia. It consists of a continent as well as around 27,000 islands – and lays claim to about 1/3rd of Antarctica.

    (It is also home to a fierce, strong, competitive people – you wouldn’t watch to mess with them.)

  41. Edward May 22, 2018 @ 7:25 pm

    Trump’s Orange ass sitting in the Oval Office tells the Planet that Zion is King.

    Dear God, I pray American people please wake up you have a connection with something greater than yourselves

    The current path is lead by creatures of death Talmudic Satanists.

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  45. dave May 22, 2018 @ 9:08 pm

    Israel defends Gaza crackdown as self-defense: ‘We are saving human life’ (Only Jews are human):
    Zio-watch, May 22, 2018

    & Buenos Aires teacher caught defending Hitler and justifying anti-Semitism

  46. T W Huning May 22, 2018 @ 9:37 pm

    “What other way is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than to obliterate them completely,” the genocidal Jew concluded.

    Sounds like the “final solution” to me.

    Will Sheldon pay for the construction of the gas chambers and crematoria?

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  48. Brother Nathanael May 22, 2018 @ 10:41 pm

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  49. KathJuliane May 22, 2018 @ 10:50 pm

    Palestine Information Center: Israeli settlers cut off hundreds of grape trees [not their own, of course]

    AL-KHALIL [Hebron]

    Israeli settlers on Tuesday cut off 700 grape trees planted in Halhoul town, north of al-Khalil.

    According to the owners, brothers Maher and Ismail karja, Israeli settlers cut off a total of 400 grape trees; 200 of each. The other 300 are owned by Younes Abu Arish and Walid Duhdel; 100 and 200, respectively.

    The sources said the trees were cut around dawn using an electric chainsaw.

    Last week, Israeli settlers cut off 300 grape trees in Umm Sahali area near the town of Halhoul. 

    Read more at:

    @Copyright The Palestinian Information Center

    Settlers attack Palestinian property in Jerusalem

    sraeli settlers on Monday reportedly carried out new attacks on Palestinian property in Occupied Jerusalem.

    A group of settlers at daybreak vandalized Palestinian vehicles and spray-painted racist graffiti on walls of Palestinian houses in Shu’fat refugee camp before they fled the area.

    The Israeli settlers every now and then carry out attacks on Jerusalemite citizens and their properties in an attempt to push them to leave the city.

    Settlers attack Palestinian farmlands near al-Khalil

    Israeli settlers on Tuesday morning pumped wastewater into Palestinian agricultural lands in Beit Ummar town north of al-Khalil.

    Anti-settlement activist Yousuf Abu Mariya said that a group of Israeli settlers pumped wastewater coming from Etzion settlement bloc into Palestinian lands planted with grapes.

    Abu Mariya said in a statement to Quds Press that this attack came in the season of picking grape leaves in an attempt to destroy the Palestinian farmers’ livelihoods.

    He pointed out that a similar incident was reported in the same area a few weeks ago, adding that such attacks are repeated every season.


    Israeli police Tuesday placed metal barriers on stone stairs of Bab al-Amoud (Damascus) Gate to prevent Palestinians from sitting on the steps outside the gate’s courtyard, deeming them inaccessible to visitors of the Old City.

    According to WAFA news agency, the police left only a small corridor outlined by iron barriers for people to walk through to get into the Old City.

    Dozens of Palestinians occasionally sit at Damascus Gate after they finish the special Ramadan night prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, known as “taraweeh” prayers, where around 50,000 Muslims normally attend the prayers every night.

    This action comes to harass the Palestinian residents of Occupied Jerusalem during the holy fasting month of Ramadan and to disrupt the festive atmosphere of Ramadan nights.

  50. Brother Nathanael May 22, 2018 @ 11:28 pm

    12 Point Rebuttal of Pompeo’s PompASS ‘Ten Commandments’ to the Sovereign Nation Of Iran/Persia.
    By: Hossein Mousavian @

    Pompeo’s demands proved counterproductive, self-defeating

    Tehran, May 23, IRNA – A former diplomat and a researcher at Princeton University in an article published on Lobelog website said Mike Pompeo’s list of demands simply recycles many of the same coercive policies and statements made by past U.S. administrations.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a list of demands on Iran in a speech threatening to “crush” the country on Monday. His bellicose words come weeks after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and are nothing short of an ultimatum demanding Iran’s total surrender to U.S. wishes.

    “Sanctions are going back in full effect, and new ones are coming,” Pompeo declared, “The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning.”

    Pompeo’s twelve demands reflect a misunderstanding of Iranian foreign policy, international law, and the realities of the region.

    The 12 Demands—Rebutted

    First, Pompeo contended that Iran must “declare to the IAEA a full account of the prior military dimensions of its nuclear program.”

    However, as part of the nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolved the issue of “possible military dimensions” to Iran’s nuclear program after years of investigation, including visits to military sites. In December 2015, the agency issued its “final assessment on past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program.”

    Second, Pompeo called on Iran to “stop uranium enrichment and never pursue plutonium reprocessing,” including “closing its heavy water reactor.” Such a demand is in direct contravention to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which allows signatories to develop the nuclear fuel cycle for civilian purposes, including enrichment.

    As an NPT member, Iran has developed a uranium enrichment program, as have other states such as Brazil, Argentina, and Japan. Iran’s enrichment program was also recognized by UN resolution 2231, which endorsed the JCPOA.

    Third, Pompeo stated that “Iran must also provide the IAEA with unqualified access to all sites throughout the country.” With the JCPOA, Iran has already accepted the highest standards on nuclear transparency in the history of nonproliferation. This includes accepting the safeguards agreement, additional protocol, and subsidiary arrangement 3.1.

    Fourth, Pompeo said that Iran “must end its proliferation of ballistic missiles and halt further development of nuclear-capable missiles.”

    As arms control experts at organizations such as the International Institute for Strategic Studies have explained, none of Iran’s modern missiles is designed to be “nuclear capable.” Importantly, the context of Iran’s missile program is its falling victim to Iraqi missiles during the eight-year Iran-Iraq War, when Iran did not have the means to deter Iraq.

    Indeed, no nation in recent history has fallen victim to missile attacks as thoroughly as Iran has. Furthermore, ballistic missiles are a conventional armament that Iran has a strategic need to develop, especially to balance the threat posed by Israel’s nuclear-tipped missiles and Saudi Arabia’s long-range Dong Feng-3 missiles and, moreover, as a deterrence to possible U.S. attack.

    Fifth, Pompeo called on Iran to “release all U.S. citizens … detained on spurious charges or missing in Iran.” In this regard, Pompeo should respect that Iran is a sovereign country, just like the United States. His demand is just as illegitimate as if Iran asked the United States to release all Iranian prisoners held in U.S. jails.

    Sixth, Pompeo said that Iran “must end support to Middle East terrorist groups, including Lebanese Hizballah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad” even though these organizations represent major constituencies with legitimate grievances.

    In the case of Hamas and Hezbollah, they both have participated in and won in elections, with the later most recently making gains in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections.

    Of course, Trump himself recently quipped that U.S. regional allies such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar fund terrorism, adding that “we’re stopping it.” In June 2017, former Qatari Prime Minister al-Thani also acknowledged that Qatar, along with the United States and other regional countries, made “mistakes” in “supporting the same groups” in Syria, among which were “extremists.”

    Seventh, Pompeo stated that “Iran must respect the sovereignty of the Iraqi government and permit the disarming, demobilization, and reintegration of Shia militias.”

    This demand is ironic given that the United States currently has thousands of troops in Iraq, and a coalition headed by Hadi al-Ameri, a popular militia commander, came in second place in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Senior Iraqi officials have recognized that without Iranian support, the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) “would be standing on the doorsteps of Baghdad.”

    By positioning himself against the Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), which are not monolithically Shia and were created after a fatwa by Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani after IS overran large parts of the country in 2014, Pompeo has aligned the United States against the Iraqi people, not Iran.

    Eighth, Pompeo asserted that Iran must “end its military support for the Houthi militia and work towards a peaceful political settlement in Yemen.”

    From the beginning of the Saudi-led coalition assault on Yemen in 2015, which the United Nations says has created the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” Iran has called for a political solution to the conflict. In April 2015, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif issued a four-point plan that outlined a negotiated settlement to the conflict.

    Ninth, Pompeo stated that “Iran must withdraw all forces under Iranian command from Syria.” Iranian forces, just like Russian forces, are in Syria at the invitation of the legal Syrian government to combat armed rebel groups.

    Only the Syrian government can ask for their withdrawal. On the other hand, U.S. forces are in Syria illegally under international law, and Pompeo’s demand further infringes on Syria’s right to fight terrorist groups and to defend its sovereignty.

    Tenth, Pompeo said that “Iran must end support for the Taliban and other terrorists in Afghanistan and the region, and cease harboring Al Qaeda.” To accuse Iran of supporting groups such as the Taliban and al-Qaeda is baseless, given that Iran has actively fought the ardently anti-Iranian groups, both of which were for years the main proxies for U.S. allies such as Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan.

    Both were also a direct outcrop of U.S.-backed forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognized in 2011, stating: “ The people we are fighting today we funded 20 years ago.”

    Eleventh, Pompeo stated that Iran “must end the IRGC Quds Forces’ support for terrorists and militant partners.” The Quds Force’s mandate is the same as U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in the region. The difference is that Iran is in the region and has core national security interests to protect its borders and territorial integrity, while CENTCOM is operating thousands of miles away from American borders.

    Twelfth, Pompeo said that Iran must “cease its threatening behavior against its neighbors.” He left out more than a little bit of history, such as how Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, an Arab country, invaded Iran in 1980 and received full support from the United States and most Arab states, including Saudi Arabia.

    The conflict cost hundreds of thousands of Iranian deaths and injuries. The reality is that the United States attacked Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya—sowing widespread instability and turmoil in the region.

    What Pompeo Really Wants

    Pompeo’s list of demands simply recycles many of the same coercive policies and statements made by past U.S. administrations. This U.S. approach has already proved to be counterproductive and self-defeating for U.S. interests and regional stability.

    Despite Pompeo’s faux call for diplomacy, his speech amounted to an official declaration of a regime-change policy against Iran. His untenable demands eliminate the prospects for U.S.-Iran diplomacy and set the two countries up for a dangerous escalation cycle that may lead to a catastrophic war.

    What the world needs is genuine diplomacy.

    Since the Iranian nuclear crisis was the only regional crisis resolved through diplomacy, this model needs to be used to diplomatically resolve other regional crises.

  51. KathJuliane May 22, 2018 @ 11:32 pm

    At the U.N., Trudeau Opposes an Investigation into Israel’s Shooting of Unarmed Civilians – Including a Canadian Doctor

    This week, courtesy of Justin Trudeau, the world witnessed one of the swiftest and most cowardly flip-flops in Canadian political history.

    By Dimitri Lascaris
    Global Research, May 22, 2018

    On May 16, 2018, Canada’s Prime Minister issued a statement calling for an “immediate independent investigation” into the “tragic” killing and wounding of “countless” protesters in Gaza.

    Trudeau professed in his statement to be “appalled that Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Canadian citizen, is among the wounded – along with so many unarmed people, including civilians, members of the media, first responders, and children.”

    A mere two days later, in a debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Trudeau’s government opposed just such an investigation. Ultimately, the UNHRC voted by a margin of 29-2, with 14 abstentions, to establish a Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza massacres.

    Given Trudeau’s history of shameless pandering to the pro-occupation lobby, his May 16 statement inspired little confidence that he would in fact insist upon a truly independent investigation into the Gaza massacres and the IDF’s shooting of Dr. Loubani. That is why, on May 17, I tweeted:

    The explanation given for Trudeau’s immediate and craven self-reversal, which you can watch and listen to here, is that the UNHRC resolution calling for the investigation “prejudges the outcome of such an investigation,” is “one-sided and does not advance the prospects for a peaceful, negotiated settlement” between Israelis and Palestinians, and “singles out Israel without reference to other actors.”

    Let’s unpack that, shall we?


  52. The Banksters Are The Problem May 23, 2018 @ 1:04 pm

    @ +BN

    What do you think of the future? Is America going to see Weimar or Zimbabwe levels of human misery and suffering when the Rothschild scammer bank ‘Federal Reserve’ crashes?

    Doesnt International ‘Jewry’ want to crash the entire World economy so they can bring about their One World Government/NWO where their ‘Messiah’ (aka 666 the Anti-Christ) can come to power?

    Americas post-crash reality, how the rest of the World can stop International Jewry/the banksters, and the cryptic nature of Freemasonry in relation to the NWO would all make great future posts by you, should you choose to discuss those.

    I know you have a way of cutting through all the jibber jabber and breaking things down to their essential reality while leaving the superficial fluff the Hollywood and Manhattan liar culture has the masses brainwashed into behind.

  53. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 1:09 pm

    Al Jazeera: US envoy David Friedman slammed over Al-Aqsa compound picture

    Washington’s embassy in Israel said its ambassador David Friedman was not aware of the details of the poster.

    US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has faced criticism for posing next to a doctored aerial image of Jerusalem showing the Third Jewish Temple where the Dome of the Rock stands today.

    The photo was taken on Tuesday during a visit by Friedman to the Israeli city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv organised by Achiya, an NGO that aids students with learning disabilities.

    Achiya apologised for the poster, calling it a “cheap political act” by a staff member.

    The US embassy in Israel, which moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last week, also said Friedman was not aware of the poster when he was photographed.

    “The US policy is absolutely clear: we support the status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount,” the embassy said in a statement.

    “Ambassador Friedman was not aware of the image thrust in front of him when the photo was taken. He was deeply disappointed that anyone would take advantage of his visit to Bnei Brak to create controversy.”

    The IMEU

    What’s missing in this photo of Jerusalem that US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is looking at? The Dome of the Rock & Al-Aqsa Mosque.

    Removing the Islamic holy sites is a long-term goal of far-right Israeli Jewish extremists who want to erase Palestinians from Jerusalem.

    People took to social media to criticise the doctored image, saying it was an implicit endorsement by the US of ongoing calls by Israeli far-right groups to destroy the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque to make space for the Third Jewish Temple.

    For Muslims, the Noble Sanctuary, or al-Haram al-Sharif, hosts Islam’s third holiest site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock, a seventh-century structure believed to be where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.

    “They will destroy the holy Haram al-Sharif, if [US President Donald] Trump orders them too,” wrote Ali Askar, a social media user on Twitter.

    “Until when will these unacceptable actions by the US slide by without a proper reaction from Arab leaders,” wrote Gaza resident Mohamed Nashwan on Twitter.

    Friedman, a former lawyer for the Trump Organization, supports the expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. He has repeatedly made statements in favour of Israel.

    In a column published by Fox News on Sunday, Friedman accused US “liberal media” of siding with Hamas to undermine the “beautiful and uplifting event” of moving the embassy to Jerusalem.

    The move was condemned internationally and rejected by the UN General Assembly for violating the status of Jerusalem.

    Commenting on the death of more than 100 unarmed Palestinian protesters who were shot by Israeli forces in Gaza, Friedman said Hamas was solely to blame.

    “Some 60 Gazans, the overwhelming majority of whom were known Hamas terrorists, lost their lives because Hamas turned them into a collective suicide bomb,” the ambassador wrote.

    “They were neither heroes nor the peaceful protesters they were advertised to be.”

  54. zebo May 23, 2018 @ 1:22 pm

    Move on – Nothing to see here.

    Just Jews celebrating their new embassy with the standard blood ritual.

    One also must consider Jewish suffering.

    Since the destruction of Lybia, Jews were prevented from disrupting another goyim country for more than 5 years.

    Some evil guy from Russia simply did not let them do this with Syria.

    The poor, poor Jews were neither able to kill some hundred thousand people, nor take over the assets and resources of a country for pennies on a dollar.

    So they have to be compensated for this loss and pain with some killings in their very own concentration camp called Gaza from time to time.

    Remember when Jewess Madeleine Albright said when she was asked whether the death of half a million children, as a result of the first Iraq War and sanctions that destroyed the country and made it target for permanent terror attacks, was worth it?

    She said “Yes-it was”.

    And how many Jewish children were said to have been criminally murdered as reason to attack Gaza a few years ago? 3.

    That’s how far Jewish logic, racism and bloodthirst goes.

  55. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 2:03 pm

    Mint Press News: Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

    GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student organizations” — embarked on its journey from Scandinavia to the largest open-air prison in the world — Gaza — Israel attempted to thwart its plans by striking a boat in Gaza City that was preparing to meet the flotilla upon its arrival.

    No casualties have been reported from the Israeli attack this Wednesday.

    The 2018 Freedom Flotilla is part of a movement to demonstrate solidarity with Gaza, in an attempt to break Israel’s illegal blockade by transporting activists to the Strip, drawing international media attention to the humanitarian crisis there in the process.

    This year’s flotilla hopes its voyage “will open the channels for others to travel to Palestine and, more importantly, for the Palestinian people to use their own territorial waters for fishing, other maritime resources, travel, exports and imports.”

    The flotilla plans to donate its boats to the local community upon arrival. Israel began enforcing the illegal blockade of Gaza in 2006, after the Palestinian Authority lost the election to Hamas, as punishment to Palestinians.

    The flotilla has plans to stop at ports in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

    According to passenger and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity-member Elizabeth Murray, the flotilla hopes “to raise awareness and educate people about the plight of Palestinians, especially in Gaza, who are denied the basic freedoms and human rights the rest of us take for granted.”

    A new Israeli pretext for the same old aggressive behavior

    The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said the airstrikes were carried out in response to a group breaking through the Israel-Gaza border on Tuesday and subsequently setting a military post on fire.

    The IDF said locations “belonging to the Hamas terror organization’s naval force” and “underground terror infrastructure” were targeted in the strikes.

    A short while ago, IAF aircraft struck underground Hamas terror infrastructure in northern Gaza, as well as 2 additional military targets that belong to the terror organization’s naval force

    The strikes were in response to the event that took place yesterday morning, when a number of terrorists infiltrated Israel and set a military post on fire

    8:39 PM – May 22, 2018

    Replying to @IDFSpokesperson
    Additionally, the strikes were carried out in response to the ongoing attempts to dispatch drones and kites, with the intention of conducting terrorist activity and setting Israeli territory on fire

    The IDF views these continued attempts with great severity, specifically Hamas’ daily attempts to damage Israeli security infrastructure & threats to the safety of Israeli civilians. The IDF is determined to fulfil its mission to protect Israeli civilians

    8:39 PM – May 22, 2018

    Locals claim the boat was targeted because it was planning to meet the flotilla on its way to Gaza.

    Israel maintains a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has prevented aid flotillas carrying food and basic humanitarian supplies like toilet paper, clean water, and school items like crayons and pencils from reaching shore during previous attempts to help the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians affected by the siege.

    In recent years numerous attempts have been made to reach the Gaza Strip by boat but the vessels have always been seized or forced to turn back by Israel — the most notable example being the assault on the Freedom Flotilla originating from Turkey in 2010.

    Participating in the flotilla were 600 aid workers and NGO officials from 50 different countries, shepherding a cargo of 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid set on reaching Gaza via the Mediterranean Sea.

    In the early morning hours on May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos stormed the flotilla of ships while it was in international waters.

    Some of the unarmed passengers resisted Israel’s attempt to hijack the ships, resulting in a firefight that killed nine Turkish citizens and injured nearly 50 additional passengers. Israel blocked the ship’s radio communications during the attack.

    Immediately following the attack, the flotilla was escorted into an Israeli port, where passengers were held in detention facilities before being deported.

    On May 15 of this year, the flotilla’s three ships left Gothenburg, Sweden after a solidarity ceremony involving hundreds of activists in honor of Nakba Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the forced displacement of Palestinians.

    The three ships, Al-Awda, Heria and Maird, will be joined by a fourth ship, Palestine, in the coming weeks.

    According to the coalition’s website, the flotilla is being led by a fishing boat “named Al-Awda (The Return) to underline the importance of this long-standing demand of Palestinians for the right to return to the lands they have been expelled from.”

    The journey is expected to take approximately 75 days.

  56. Latter Day Saints May 23, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

    Russian conversion from aetheistic persecutors of Christians to Christian bulwark has had no effect on the Baltic states, which are run by the most ignorant, backward thinking, probably Jewish, extremists imaginable.

    Russia has no territorial or political or military interest in them whatsoever.

    Russia has no ties to its aetheistic past at a political and thus military level, no similarity whatsoever.

    These midgets cringingly replacing soviet enslavement withAmerican enslavement, of their own volitian, are an embarrassment to Europe, themselves and the world, and are openly facilitating WWIII should America decide to use NATO to attack Russia.

    Rather they should be embracing Russia not antagonising it as their best towards a prosperous and peaceful future.

    They must see the USA, it’s destructive rampage across the world, through the eyes of USA propaganda as does most of the world. This may be to their own demise as nothing the USA political and military machine touches turns to gold. What it does turn to, literally, is dust..

  57. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 4:19 pm

    At the pathetically ridiculous and surreal dedication of the US Embassy-Jerusalem as the new secular Judeo-Christian civil temple, a ceremonial unit of US Marines marched in with the US flag and that of the USMC.

    “A Marine Security Guard, also known as a Marine Embassy Guard, is a member of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, a battalion-sized organization of U.S. Marines whose detachments provide security at American embassies, American consulates and other official United States Government offices such as the United States Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium.”– Wikipedia

    A Marine then sang the national anthem.

    Seeing that, recollections of things I’d heard in 1983 about happenings in Lebanon and grapevine scandals involving the Israeli Occupation Forces from old Marine friends of the ex-first husband, who’d been a Marine and Viet Nam vet, as well as some old police and firefighter friends — former Marines– from my work in emergency services.

    Now the ADL would be after them for being “anti-Semites,” but in 1982-1983, the Marines, many of them Viet Nam vets as well as active duty, I knew did not consider Israel to be our friend, and the MSM publicly reported on the duplicitious and deliberate friction between the belligerent Israelis and the US Marines and other US units in Lebanon. There was public debate concerning the incidents that the Jews, political arsonists that they are, set up to further destabilize and deteriorate the war-torn conditions inside Lebanon by throwing a lit match on a gasoline soaked house.

    I was 30 when the Sabra and Shatilla Massacres of Palestinians and Lebanese occurred in 1982 after the US went into Lebanon on a US-led Multinational Peacekeeping Force during the Lebanese civil war and Israeli invasion and occupation, largely to separate the belligerent Jews under Ariel Sharon from the Palestine Liberation Organization.

    In 1983, I was 31 when the US Embassy was bombed that April, then later in October occurred the Beirut barracks bombing, when two truck bombs struck buildings housing Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF) peacekeepers, the vast majority of the dead were US Marines.

    The barracks of the American and French service members were struck, killing 241 U.S. and 58 French peacekeepers, 6 civilians and the 2 suicide attackers.

    Yesterday, I came across this 1995 article from If Americans Knew. Much of this was front page news or on the evening news TV broadcasts.


    If America Knew: Israel Charged with Systematic Harassment of U.S. Marines (Part 1):

    Donald Neff has been a journalist for forty years. He spent 16 years in service for Time Magazine and is a regular contributor to Middle East International and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. He has written five excellent books on the Middle East.

    By Donald Neff
    Former Time Magazine Bureau Chief, Israel
    Washington Report, March 1995
    It was also published in Fifty Years of Israel

    It was 12 years ago, on March 14, 1983, that the commandant of the Marine Corps sent a highly unusual letter to the secretary of defense [Casper W. Weinberger] expressing frustration and anger at Israel.

    General R.H. Barrow charged that Israeli troops were deliberately threatening the lives of Marines serving as peacekeepers in Lebanon.

    There was, he wrote, a systematic pattern of harassment by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that was resulting in “life-threatening situations, replete with verbal degradation of the officers, their uniform and country.”

    Barrow’s letter added: “It is inconceivable to me why Americans serving in peacekeeping roles must be harassed, endangered by an ally…

    “It is evident to me, and the opinion of the U.S. commanders afloat and ashore, that the incidents between the Marines and the IDF are timed, orchestrated, and executed for obtuse Israeli political purposes.”1

    Israel’s motives were less obtuse than the diplomatic general pretended. It was widely believed then, and now, that Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, one of Israel’s most Machiavellian politician-generals, was creating the incidents deliberately in an effort to convince Washington that the two forces had to coordinate their actions in order to avoid such tensions.

    This, of course, would have been taken by the Arabs as proof that the Marines were not really in Lebanon as neutral peacekeepers but as allies of the Israelis, a perception that would have obvious advantages for Israel.2

    Barrow’s extraordinary letter was indicative of the frustrations and miseries the Marines suffered during their posting to Lebanon starting on Aug. 25, 1982, as a result of Israel’s invasion 11 weeks earlier.

    Initially a U.S. unit of 800 men was sent to Beirut harbor as part of a multinational force to monitor the evacuation of PLO guerrillas from Beirut.

    The Marines, President Reagan announced, “in no case… would stay longer than 30 days.”3 This turned out to be only partly true.

    They did withdraw on Sept. 10, but a reinforced unit of 1,200 was rushed back 15 days later after the massacres at the Palestinian refugee camps at Sabra and Shatila that accompanied the Israeli seizure of West Beirut. The U.S. forces remained until Feb. 26, 1984.4

    During their year-and-a-half posting in Lebanon, the Marines suffered 268 killed.5

    The casualties started within a week of the return of the Marines in September 1982. On the 30th, a U.S.-made cluster bomb left behind by the Israelis exploded, killing Corporal David Reagan and wounding three other Marines.6

    Corporal Reagan’s death represented the dangers of the new mission of the Marines in Lebanon.

    While their first brief stay had been to separate Israeli forces from Palestinian fighters evacuating West Beirut, their new mission was as part of a multinational force sent to prevent Israeli troops from attacking the Palestinian civilians left defenseless there after the withdrawal of PLO forces.

    As President Reagan said: “For this multinational force to succeed, it is essential that Israel withdraw from Beirut.”7

    “Incidents are timed, orchestrated, and executed for Israeli political purposes.”

    Israel’s siege of Beirut during the summer of 1982 had been brutal and bloody, reaching a peak of horror on Aug. 12, quickly known as Black Thursday.

    On that day, Sharon’s forces launched at dawn a massive artillery barrage that lasted for 11 straight hours and was accompanied by saturation air bombardment.8

    As many as 500 persons, mainly Lebanese and Palestinian civilians, were killed.9

    On top of the bombardment came the massacres the next month at Sabra and Shatila, where Sharon’s troops allowed Lebanese Maronite killers to enter the camps filled with defenseless civilians.

    The massacres sickened the international community and pressure from Western capitals finally forced Israel to withdraw from Beirut in late September.

    Troops from Britain, France, Italy and the United States were interposed between the Israeli army and Beirut, with U.S. Marines deployed in the most sensitive area south of Beirut at the International Airport, directly between Israeli troops and West Beirut.

    It was at the airport that the Marines would suffer their Calvary over the next year. Starting in January 1983, small Israeli units began probing the Marine lines. At first the effort appeared aimed at discovering the extent of Marine determination to resist penetration. The lines proved solid and the Marines’ determination strong.

    Israeli troops were politely but firmly turned away. Soon the incidents escalated, with both sides pointing loaded weapons at each other but no firing taking place. Tensions were high enough by late January that a special meeting between U.S. and Israeli officers was held in Beirut to try to agree on precise boundaries beyond which the IDF would not penetrate.10


  58. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

    If America Knew: Israel Charged with Systematic Harassment of U.S. Marines (Part 2)

    No Stranger to the Marines

    However, on Feb. 2 a unit of three Israeli tanks, led by Israeli Lt. Col. Rafi Landsberg, tried to pass through Marine/Lebanese Army lines at Rayan University Library in south Lebanon. By this time, Landsberg was no stranger to the Marines.

    Since the beginning of January he had been leading small Israeli units in probes against the Marine lines, although such units would normally have a commander no higher than a sergeant or lieutenant.

    The suspicion grew that Sharon’s troops were deliberately provoking the Marines and Landsberg was there to see that things did not get out of hand. The Israeli tactics were aimed more at forcing a joint U.S.-Israeli strategy than merely probing lines.

    In the Feb. 2 incident, the checkpoint was commanded by Marine Capt. Charles Johnson, who firmly refused permission for Landsberg to advance.

    When two of the Israeli tanks ignored his warning to halt, Johnson leaped on Landsberg’s tank with pistol drawn and demanded Landsberg and his tanks withdraw. They did.11

    Landsberg and the Israeli embassy in Washington tried to laugh off the incident, implying that Johnson was a trigger-happy John Wayne type and that the media were exaggerating a routine event.

    Landsberg even went so far as to claim that he smelled alcohol on Johnson’s breath and that drunkenness must have clouded his reason. Marines were infuriated because Johnson was well known as a teetotaler.

    Americans flocked to Johnson’s side. He received hundreds of letters from school children, former Marines and from Commandant Barrow.12 It was a losing battle for the Israelis and Landsberg soon dropped from sight.

    But the incidents did not stop. These now included “helicopter harassment,” by which U.S.-made helicopters with glaring spotlights were flown by the Israelis over Marine positions at night, illuminating Marine outposts and exposing them to potential attack.

    As reports of these incidents piled up, Gen. Barrow received a letter on March 12 from a U.S. Army major stationed in Lebanon with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO).

    The letter described a systematic pattern of Israeli attacks and provocations against UNTSO troops, including instances in which U.S. officers were singled out for “near-miss” shootings, abuse and detention.13 That same day two Marine patrols were challenged and cursed by Israeli soldiers.14

    Two days later Barrow wrote his letter to Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, who endorsed it and sent it along to the State Department.

    High-level meetings were arranged and the incidents abated, perhaps largely because by this time Ariel Sharon had been fired as defense minister. He had been found by an Israeli commission to have had “personal responsibility” for the Sabra and Shatila massacres.15

    Despite the bad taste left from the clashes with the Israelis, in fact no Marines had been killed in the incidents and their lines had been secure up to the end of winter in 1983.

    Then Islamic guerrillas, backed by Iran, became active. On the night of April 17, 1983, an unknown sniper fired a shot that went through the trousers of a Marine sentry but did not harm him. For the first time, the Marines returned fire.16

    The next day, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut was blown up by a massive bomb, with the loss of 63 lives.

    Among the 17 Americans killed were CIA Mideast specialists, including Robert C. Ames, the agency’s top Middle East expert.17 Disaffected former Israeli Mossad case officer Victor Ostrovsky later claimed that Israel had advance information about the bombing plan but had decided not to inform the United States, a claim denied by Israel.18

    The Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility. Veteran correspondent John Cooley considered the attack “the day [Iranian leader Ayatollah] Khomeini’s offensive against America in Lebanon began in earnest.”19

    Still, it was not until four months later, on Aug. 28, that Marines came under direct fire by rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons at International Airport.

    They returned fire with M-16 rifles and M-60 machine guns. The firefight resumed the next day with Marines firing 155mm artillery, 81mm mortars and rockets from Cobra helicopter gunships against Shi’i Muslim positions.

    Two Marines were killed and 14 wounded in the exchange, the first casualties in actual combat since the Marines had landed the previous year.20

    From this time on, the combat involvement of the Marines grew. Their actions were generally seen as siding with Israel against Muslims, slowly changing the status of the Marines as neutral peacekeepers to opponents of the Muslims.21

    Israel could hardly have wished for more. The polarization meant that increasingly the conflict was being perceived in terms of the U.S., Israel and Lebanon’s Christians against Iran, Islam and Lebanon’s Shi’i Muslims.


  59. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 4:37 pm

    If America Knew: Israel Charged with Systematic Harassment of U.S. Marines (Part 3)

    Accelerating the Conflict

    Israel accelerated the building conflict on Sept. 3, 1993 by unilaterally withdrawing its troops southward, leaving the Marines exposed behind their thin lines at the airport.

    The United States had asked the Israeli government to delay its withdrawal until the Marines could be replaced by units of the Lebanese army, but Israel refused.22

    The result was as feared. Heavy fighting immediately broke out between the Christian Lebanese Forces and the pro-Syrian Druze units, both seeking to occupy positions evacuated by Israel, while the Marines were left in the crossfire.23

    On Sept. 5, two Marines were killed and three wounded as fighting escalated between Christian and Muslim militias.24

    In an ill-considered effort to subdue the combat, the Sixth Fleet frigate Bowen fired several five-inch naval guns, hitting Druze artillery positions in the Chouf Mountains that were firing into the Marine compound at Beirut airport.25

    It was the first time U.S. ships had fired into Lebanon, dramatically raising the level of combat. But the Marines’ exposed location on the flat terrain of the airport left them in an impossible position. On Sept. 12, three more Marines were wounded.26

    On Sept. 13, President Reagan authorized what was called aggressive self-defense for the Marines, including air and naval strikes.27

    Five days later the United States essentially joined the war against the Muslims when four U.S. warships unleashed the heaviest naval bombardment since Vietnam into Syrian and Druze positions in eastern Lebanon in support of the Lebanese Christians.28

    The bombardment lasted for three days and was personally ordered by National Security Council director Robert McFarlane, a Marine Corps officer detailed to the White House who was in Lebanon at the time and was also a strong supporter of Israel and its Lebanese Maronite Christian allies.

    McFarlane issued the order despite the fact that the Marine commander at the airport, Colonel Timothy Geraghty, strenuously argued against it because, in the words of correspondent Thomas L. Friedman, “he knew that it would make his soldiers party to what was now clearly an intra-Lebanese fight, and that the Lebanese Muslims would not retaliate against the Navy’s ships at sea but against the Marines on shore.”29

    By now, the Marines were under daily attack and Muslims were charging they were no longer neutral.30

    At the same time the battleship USS New Jersey, with 16-inch guns, arrived off Lebanon, increasing the number of U.S. warships offshore to 14. Similarly, the Marine contingent at Beirut airport was increased from 1,200 to 1,600.31


  60. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 4:46 pm

    If America Knew: Israel Charged with Systematic Harassment of U.S. Marines (Part 4)

    A Tragic Climax

    The fight now was truly joined between the Shi’i Muslims and the Marines, who were essentially pinned down in their airport bunkers and under orders not to take offensive actions.

    The tragic climax of their predicament came on Oct. 23, when a Muslim guerrilla drove a truck past guards at the Marine airport compound and detonated an explosive with the force of 12,000 pounds of dynamite under a building housing Marines and other U.S. personnel.

    Almost simultaneously, a car-bomb exploded at the French compound in Beirut. Casualties were 241 Americans and 58 French troops killed. The bombings were the work of Hezbollah, made up of Shi’i Muslim guerrillas supported by Iran.32

    America’s agony increased on Dec. 3, when two carrier planes were downed by Syrian missiles during heavy U.S. air raids on eastern Lebanon.;33 On the same day, eight Marines were killed in fighting with Muslim militiamen around the Beirut airport.34

    By the start of 1984, an all-out Shi’i Muslim campaign to rid Lebanon of all Americans was underway.

    The highly respected president of the American University of Beirut, Dr. Malcolm Kerr, a distinguished scholar of the Arab world, was gunned down on Jan. 18 outside his office by Islamic militants aligned with Iran.35

    On Feb. 5, Reagan made one of his stand-tall speeches by saying that “the situation in Lebanon is difficult, frustrating and dangerous. But this is no reason to turn our backs on friends and to cut and run.”36

    The next day Professor Frank Regier, a U.S. citizen teaching at AUB, was kidnapped by Muslim radicals.37

    Regier’s kidnapping was the beginning of a series of kidnappings of Americans in Beirut that would hound the Reagan and later the Bush administrations for years and lead to the eventual expulsion of nearly all Americans from Lebanon where they had prospered for more than a century.

    Even today [1995] Americans still are prohibited from traveling to Lebanon.

    The day after Regier’s kidnapping, on Feb. 7, 1984, Reagan suddenly reversed himself and announced that all U.S. Marines would shortly be “redeployed.”

    The next day the battleship USS New Jersey fired 290 rounds of one-ton shells from its 16-inch guns into Lebanon as a final act of U.S. frustration.38 Reagan’s “redeployment” was completed by Feb. 26, when the last of the Marines retreated from Lebanon.

    The mission of the Marines had been a humiliating failure, not because they failed in their duty but because the political backbone in Washington was lacking.

    The Marines had arrived in 1982 with all sides welcoming them. They left in 1984 despised by many and the object of attacks by Muslims.

    Even relations with Israel were strained, if not in Washington where a sympathetic Congress granted increased aid to the Jewish state to compensate it for the costs of its bungled invasion, then between the Marines and Israeli troops who had confronted each other in a realpolitik battlefield that was beyond their competence or understanding.

    The Marine experience in Lebanon did not contribute toward a favorable impression of Israel among many Americans, especially since the Marines would not have been in Lebanon except for Israel’s unprovoked invasion.

    This negative result is perhaps one reason a number of Israelis and their supporters today oppose sending U.S. peacekeepers to the Golan Heights as part of a possible Israeli-Syrian peace treaty.

    A repeat of the 1982-84 experience would certainly not be in Israel’s interests at a time when its supporters are seeking to have a budget-conscious Congress continue unprecedented amounts of aid to Israel.


    Ball, George, Error and Betrayal in Lebanon, Washington, DC, Foundation for Middle East Peace, 1984.

    Cockburn, Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship, New York, Harper Collins, 1991.

    Cooley, John K., Payback: America’s Long War in the Middle East, New York, Brassey’s U.S., Inc., 1991.

    Findley, Paul, Deliberate Deceptions: Facing the Facts About the U.S.-Israeli Relationship, Brooklyn, NY, Lawrence Hill Books, 1993.

    Fisk, Robert, Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon, New York, Atheneum, 1990.

    Frank, Benis M., U.S. Marines in Lebanon: 1982-1984, History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, DC, 1987.

    Friedman, Thomas L., From Beirut to Jerusalem, New York, Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1989.

    Green, Stephen, Living by the Sword, Amana, 1988.

    Jansen, Michael, The Battle of Beirut: Why Israel Invaded Lebanon, London, Zed Press, 1982.

    MacBride, Sean, Israel in Lebanon: The Report of the International Commission to enquire into reported violations of international law by Israel during its invasion of Lebanon, London, Ithaca Press, 1983.

    Ostrovsky, Victor and Claire Hoy, By Way of Deception, New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1990.

    Peck, Juliana S., The Reagan Administration and the Palestinian Question: The First Thousand Days, Washington, DC, Institute for Palestine Studies, 1984.

    Randal, Jonathan, Going all the Way, New York, The Viking Press, 1983.

    Schechla, Joseph, The Iron Fist: Israel’s Occupation of South Lebanon, 1982-1985, Washington, D.C.: ADC Research Institute, Issue Paper No. 17, 1985.

    Schiff, Ze’ev and Ehud Ya’ari, Israel’s Lebanon War, New York, Simon and Schuster, 1984.

    Timerman, Jacobo, The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon, New York, Vantage Books, 1982.

    Woodward, Bob, Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987, New York, Simon and Schuster, 1987.


    1. New York Times, 3/18/83. For a detailed review of these clashes, see Green, Living by the Sword, pp. 177-92, and Clyde Mark, “The Multinational Force in Lebanon,” Congressional Research Service, 5/19/83.

    2. See “NBC Nightly News,” 6:30 PM EST, 3/17/86; also, George C. Wilson, Washington Post, 2/5/83.

    3. Ball, Error and Betrayal in Lebanon, p. 51; Cooley, Payback, pp. 69-71.

    4. Frank, U.S Marines in Lebanon: 1982-1984, p. 137.

    5. Frank, U.S. Marines in Lebanon: 1982-1984, Appendix F.

    6. New York Times, 10/1/82. Also see Cooley, Payback, p. 71; Green, Living by the Sword, pp. 175-77

    7. The text is in New York Times, 9/30/82. Also see Peck, The Reagan Administration and the Palestinian Question, p. 76.

    8. Schiff & Ya’ari, Israel’s Lebanon War, p. 225.

    9. “Chronology of the Israeli Invasion of Lebanon,” Journal of Palestine Studies, Summer/Fall 1982, p. 189.

    10. Green, Living by the Sword, pp. 178-80.

    11. Frank, U.S Marines in Lebanon: 1982-1984, pp. 45-46.

    12. Ibid.

    13. Green, Living by the Sword, p. 182.

    14. Frank, U.S Marines in Lebanon: 1982-1984, p. 56.

    15. New York Times, 2/9/83; “Final Report of the Israeli Commission of Inquiry,” Journal of Palestine Studies, Spring 1983, pp. 89-116.

    16. Frank, U.S Marines in Lebanon: 1982-1984, p. 56.

    17. New York Times, 4/22/83 and 4/26/83. For more detail on CIA victims, see Charles R Babcock, Washington Post, 8/5/86, and Woodward, Veil, pp. 244-45.

    18. Ostrovsky, By Way of Deception, p. 321.

    19. Cooley, Payback, p. 76.

    20. New York Times, 8/30/83.

    21. Ball, Error and Betrayal in Lebanon, pp. 75-77.

    22. New York Times, 9/5/83.

    23. Fisk, Pity the Nation, pp. 489-91; Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem, p. 179.

    24. New York Times, 9/6/83.

    25. Fisk, Pity the Nation, p. 505.

    26. New York Times, 9/14/83.

    27. New York Times, 9/13/83.

    28. Philip Taubman and Joel Brinkley, New York Times, 12/11/83. Also see Cockburn, Dangerous Liaison, p. 335; Fisk, Pity the Nation, p. 505; Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem, p. 210.

    29. Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem, pp. 200-01. Also see Green, Living by the Sword, pp. 190-92.

    30. New York Times, 9/29/83.

    31. New York Times, 9/25/83; David Koff, “Chronology of the War in Lebanon, Sept.-November, 1983,” Journal of Palestine Studies, Winter 1984, pp. 133-35.

    32. Philip Taubman and Joel Brinkley, New York Times, 12/11/83. Also see Cooley, Payback, pp. 80-91; Fisk, Pity the Nation, pp. 511-22; Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem, pp. 201-4; Woodward, Veil, pp. 285-87.

    33. New York Times, 1/4/84; Cooley, Payback, pp. 95-97.

    34. New York Times, 12/4/83.

    35. New York Times, 1/19/84. Also see New York Times, 1/29/84, and Cooley, Payback, p. 75. For a chronology of attacks against Americans in this period, see the Atlanta Journal, 1/31/85.

    36. Fisk, Pity the Nation, p. 533.

    37. New York Times, 4/16/84. Also see Cooley, Payback, p. 111; Fisk, Pity the Nation, p. 565.

    38. Cooley, Payback, p. 102; Fisk, Pity the Nation, p. 533; Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem, p. 220.

  61. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 4:56 pm

    Washington Report on Middle East Affairs,April 4, 1983, Page 6

    Facts For Your Files

    Letter from Marine Commandant Barrow to Defense Secretary Weinberger

    The following is the complete text of a letter from General Robert H. Barrow, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. General Barrow sent a copy of the letter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    March 14, 1983

    Dear Mr. Secretary:

    I must formally register my deep concern over the two unprovoked incidents in Beirut of this past weekend involving Marines of the Multinational Force and members of the Israeli Defense Forces.

    I had considered commenting on earlier incidents between Marines and the IDF but corrective measures, which were rapidly implemented in February 1983, appeared to defuse the situation.

    I can no longer remain silent on this continual problem of provocation from the IDF.

    In addition to the U.S. MNF incidents, I have received information concerning serious harassing incidents by the IDF of U.S. officers attached to the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO).

    These particular incidents involved USMC and USA officers in life-threatening situations, replete with verbal degradation of the officers, their uniform and country.

    Unfortunately, and of greater concern to me, incidents of this nature are the rule, rather than the exception.

    It is evident to me, and the opinion of the U.S. Commanders afloat and ashore, that the incidents between the Marines and the IDF are timed, orchestrated, and executed for obtuse Israeli political purposes.

    The U.S. has been prompt and forthcoming in defusing previous problems and has established a viable communications procedure between the Marines and IDF. The IDF, however, persist in creating serious incidents.

    I am distinctly proud to have Marines participating both as members of the Multinational Force and with UNTSO under the auspices of the United Nations.

    It is inconceivable to me why Americans -serving in peacekeeping roles-must be harassed, endangered, and degraded by an ally.

    Previous demarches and diplomatic initiatives have not eliminated difficulties between our Marines and the IDF. Additionally, the expansion of communications links and the use of Liaison Officers will not preclude additional problems, unless the attitude and actions of the Israelis are altered.

    It is time for firm and strong action, to demonstrate to the Israelis that a role as a peacekeeper does not presume weakness. If anything, the Israelis should respect our efforts in this region.

    Warm personal regards,


    R. H. Barrow

    If America Knew:

    American Ambassador Recalls Israeli Assassination Attempt—With U.S. Weapons

  62. Latter Day Saints May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    “Israeli military shot over 500 Palestinians in the head during Gaza protests

  63. Latter Day Saints May 23, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

    USAF strikes Syrian Army positions within Syria in overnight unprovoked attack.

  64. Brother Nathanael May 23, 2018 @ 8:22 pm

    Even the neocon Jew Max Boot admits it:

    “The United States may be able to use secondary sanctions to coerce European firms into cutting ties with Iran, but it won’t make much difference.

    The top markets for Iranian oil and other products are China ($14.5 billion), India ($5.6 billion) and Turkey ($1.3 billion).

    There is scant chance that any of them will stop dealing with Iran, and Trump has little leverage to compel them to do so.”

  65. Brother Nathanael May 23, 2018 @ 8:26 pm

    More Good News On Trump’s Domestic Policy and Action

    Trump is proving to be the most fearlessly pro-life president in history

    By Marc A. Thiessen
    May 23 Washington Post

    President Trump’s critics were apoplectic last week when the president referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals.” Of course, no one should be dehumanized.

    Yet many of the same people expressing outrage that Trump would dehumanize vicious gang members have no problem dehumanizing innocent, unborn children.

    Trump has stood up for the humanity of the unborn child like no president in recent memory.

    And this is why so many Christian conservatives stick with him. Witness the foot-stomping standing ovation the president received Tuesday night at the annual Campaign for Life gala of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.

    Not only was Trump reportedly the first president to address this incredible organization in its 26-year history, he used the occasion to deliver on yet another pro-life promise, one that his Republican predecessors could not, or would not, fulfill: He announced a new rule to stop indirect taxpayer funding of abortion through the Title X family planning program.

    “When I ran for office, I pledged to stand for life, and as president, that’s exactly what I have done,” Trump declared.

    “Today, we have kept another promise. My administration has proposed a new rule to prohibit Title X funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions.”

    Any organization receiving Title X funds will be required to establish a bright line of both physical and financial separation between its family planning activities and any program or facility that performs or refers women for abortions. Since 1976, federal law has prohibited use of federal funds for abortion.

    But today, Planned Parenthood clinics that receive federal family planning funds often essentially refer women for on-site abortions. Under Trump’s Protect Life Rule, this will no longer be permitted.

    The Protect Life Rule is a victory pro-life Americans have been awaiting for three decades. President Ronald Reagan first issued a version of the rule in 1988, but pro-abortion groups challenged it in court.

    The George H.W. Bush administration fought them all the way to the Supreme Court and won: In 1991, the court upheld the Reagan rule in Rust v. Sullivan. But the ruling came too late; Bill Clinton soon took office and withdrew the rule.

    When George W. Bush was elected, he failed to reinstate the rule during his eight years in office. My former White House colleague Yuval Levin recently wrote that the reinstatement effort “was abandoned in the spring of 2006, in a deputies-level policy gathering that was one of the most contentious meetings I ever witnessed in government.”

    In the Trump administration, there were apparently no “contentious” meetings or hand-wringing over the impact on Capitol Hill. He just did it. This fearlessness when it comes to the cause of life is what warms the hearts of Christian conservatives and makes them loyal to the president.

    The left is, of course, outraged. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called Trump’s action “despicable,” and the New York Times editorial page complained that the rule “could devastate groups like Planned Parenthood.”

    That is, unfortunately, a gross overstatement, as Planned Parenthood gets three-quarters of its federal funds through Medicaid, which would not be impacted.

    But it is music to pro-life ears. And despite Democrats’ anger, the new rule should have broad public support. A Marist poll released in January found that 60 percent of Americans oppose using tax dollars for abortion, while only 36 percent approve.

    Since taking office, Trump has taken many steps to ensure our tax dollars are not used to subsidize the taking of innocent human life.

    He got a record number of conservative judges confirmed during his first year; allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood; defunded the pro-abortion United Nations Population Fund; restored and expanded the Mexico City policy banning taxpayer funds for groups that perform abortions overseas; and exempted organizations with moral objections against providing abortifacient drugs from the Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate.

    He is, as SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser put it Tuesday, “the most pro-life president in our nation’s history.”

    “Every life is sacred, and . . . every child is a precious gift from God,” Trump declared Tuesday night. “We know that every life has meaning and that every life is totally worth protecting.”

    Trump is doing everything in his power to protect those lives. That is why pro-life conservatives stick with him.

  66. dave May 23, 2018 @ 9:17 pm

    The Forward reports:

    “A wave of anti-Semitism has swept over Ukraine. In the past three weeks alone, a far-right leader publicly called for cleansing Ukraine of zhidi (a slur equivalent to ‘kike’); a Holocaust memorial in Ternopil was bombed; hundreds marched through Lviv, in honor of an SS unit, complete with Nazi salutes; ‘Death to Zhidi’ graffiti was scrawled in two cities; a revered rabbi’s tomb was vandalized; a Romani camp in Kiev was attacked and burned by far-right nationalists, and hundreds rocked out at a neo-Nazi concert clad in swastikas and throwing up Nazi salutes.”

    The piece is entitled “Violent Anti-Semitism is Gripping Ukraine – And the Government is Standing Idly By.” But of course they’re standing idly by: as I pointed out four years ago, that’s because they’re in ideological agreement with the neo-Nazis, who make up a large electoral and military constituency.

    The openly Nazi Azov Brigade is one of the crack units of the Ukrainian military.

    Other far right militias associated with Right Sector, an extreme nationalist group, are being trained in the use of American weapons by Army trainers, all of it paid for by the hapless US taxpayers.

    Indeed, in 2016 an amendment to the military spending bill that would have banned US funding for the neo-Nazi Azov fighters was stripped from the final bill – a maneuver the Ukraine lobby managed to pull off three times since 2015.

    Finally this year, thanks to Rep. Ro Khanna, the Ukrainian Nazis found themselves out in the cold once again, as an amendment was adopted that forbids US funding to Azov and any military formation inculcated with Nazi ideology.

  67. dave May 23, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

    A New Flotilla Steams Towards Gaza
    May 22, 2018

    Elizabeth Murray is aboard a new flotilla to highlight the illegality of the 12-year old blockade that is choking the people of Gaza.

    By Elizabeth Murray Special to Consortium News

    Elizabeth Murray served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council before retiring after a 27-year career in the U.S. government, where she specialized in Middle Eastern political and media analysis.

    She is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

  68. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 9:33 pm

    RT: How US Middle East strategy has failed to win over hearts and minds

    The head of the U.S. military’s Central Command – General Joseph Votel – says America will now shift its focus in Syria to stabilizing the region and monitoring the dangerous pockets that remain.

    That’s despite President Trump saying only this month that the U.S. would pull its troops out of Syria ‘very soon’.

    Murad Gazdiev looks at how America’s strategy has failed to win over hearts and minds.

  69. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 9:47 pm

    Gives my day a lift to see the rude, obnoxious and extremely dense Nimrata Randhawa Haley slapped around a little.

    She swapped out her usual sickening sweet and condescending South Carolina accent for more of a Texas twang for her repetitive nonsense.

    RT: ‘You sign off on genocide’: Protesters attack Haley over Palestine (VIDEO)

    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley received the wrong kind of welcome at the University of Houston when she was met with chants accusing her of having blood on her hands and of signing off on genocide in her support for Israel.
    Haley was mere moments into her speech at the university on Tuesday and had just referred to the “very busy few weeks in American foreign policy” when she was interrupted by a protester shouting, “Nikki Haley, the blood is on your hands.”

    “Oh jeez,” a visibly nervous Haley said as the protester continued to shout, “you continue to sign off on the genocide of a native people” to loud applause and booing.

    “Nikki, Nikki can’t you see, you are on a killing spree!” a number of protesters shouted. “Haley, Haley, you can’t hide, you sign off on genocide.”

    Haley has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel in her role at the UN. After Israel killed more than 60 Palestinians at the Great Return March protests last week, Haley defended its “restraint” at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council before walking out of the room when Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour began speaking.

    Ramadan Kareem

    Nikki Haley walked out on the Palestinian rep so we walked out on her#NikkiSidesWithGenocide #FreePalestine

    8:09 PM – May 22, 2018

    “Nikki, Nikki you will see, Palestine will be free!” the protesters shouted. Haley looked uncomfortable throughout, a small smile falling from her face as the chants continued.

    The protest ended with a walkout and loud applause as Haley continued to speak. “While disruptive as that might have been, it’s a reason to celebrate, because my husband and my brother are combat veterans and they fought for their right to be able to do that,” she said.

    The irony of the situation, with the protest being against her support for Israel’s killing of protesters in Gaza, seems to have escaped her.
    emily Ⓥ

    UH students walked out on @nikkihaley today #NikkiSidesWithGenocide

    4:39 PM – May 22, 2018

    Students for Justice in Palestine and 12 other groups released a statement explaining their issue with Haley’s presence at the university.

    “Nikki Haley’s spiteful actions before and during her time as ambassador to the United Nations demonstrate her blatant discrimination against Palestinians and blind eye to injustices around the world,” it said.

    “Nikki Haley has worked relentlessly to block the UN Humans Rights investigation into Israel’s murderous crimes in Gaza, which resulted in 109 dead and thousands more injured, including children, women and the disabled.”

    RT Comments:

    Anon2474: Someone should stab her to see if her blood is red like other people in Palestinian or is blue like they think they are.

    Ilias Sourdis: Every civilized and peace loving person on this planet must isolate this blood thirsty vampire for her huge appetite for the blood of the Iranian and Palestinian people. She never misses a chance to act as if this planet is inhabited by ignorant uneducated or uncivilized people who need her sickening and 100% defective logic.

    Yuri: And to think she gets paid for spreading rumors and her fact less opinions.

    Helen 894: Check her speech to AIPAC on YouTube. She’s a one-woman horror show.

  70. benzion kook May 23, 2018 @ 9:55 pm

    The National Socialist Workers Party didn’t liquidate 20 million Ukrainians, the Bolshevist Commie Reds did. And the Ukrainians all know it.

    That’s why they couldn’t wait to volunteer for the SS, to defend themselves from the mass murdering holodomorists.

    These Zhedis (jews) are currently represented by the usual liars — Kagan(owitz), Poroshenko, and Yats the Yid, as detailed numerous times in Real Jew News.

  71. KathJuliane May 23, 2018 @ 10:12 pm

    Russian Ministry of Defense: Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy holds briefing on situation in Syria (English closed captions)

    Damascus Is Fully Liberated From Terrorists By Syrian Army

    English transcript:

    23.05.2018 (14:03)

    Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy holds briefing on situation in Syria

    Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 23, 2018)

  72. Latter Day Saints May 23, 2018 @ 11:47 pm

    Nikki Haley ~. Americas most popular politician.

    Does this mean the first politician to recognise the state of “Obongo” will be the next president?

    I see Netanfistoo nodding in agreement with a bubble over his head saying “We can do that.”

  73. KathJuliane May 24, 2018 @ 11:23 am

    If America Knew: WATCH: CBC exposé “The Godfather” on Adelson’s influence on US & Canadian policies

    Prominent Canadian news broadcaster Wendy Mesley exposes the role of billionaire campaign donor Sheldon Adelson in getting the U.S. embassy moved to Jerusalem, Trump’s abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal, and both U.S. and Canadian politics in general.

    Adelson, the tenth richest man in the world and the GOP’s largest donor, is known to use his money to influence policies on behalf of Israel.

    After trump tore up the Iran agreement, Adelson donated an additional $30 million to the Republican party, possibly the single largest single donation in U.S. history.

    Adelson also influenced former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who endorsed Trump’s embassy action and anti-Iran move, as well as Canadian conservative leader Andrew Scheer.

    Mesley interviews New York Times reporter Ken Vogel, who says that Adelson has private meetings at the White House with Trump, Vice President Pence, John Bolton, and others. Israel is at the heart of Adelson’s donations, who has been influenced by his Israeli wife, Miriam.

    Vogel explains that Adelson is “the enforcer” for Jewish American donors who give a lot of money to Republican politicians. People are afraid to cross him.

  74. KathJuliane May 24, 2018 @ 2:04 pm

    Iraqi Christian HRC

    Today, Jaysh Al-Izza terrorists heavily attacked large #SyrianChristian town of Mhardeh, Syria, w/civilians wounded.

    They also attacked the area power plant to cut off power to the Christians.

    Reports that Russia may bomb the terrorists.

    @POTUS @VP Please help Syrian Christians.

  75. Memory lane May 24, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

    Who will ever forget what the USA and before that UK has done to this world in the name of profit for a handful of people.

    It is and will remain written in stone.

    This is why revelations speaks of the leaves of the trees in the new Jerusalem being for the healing of the nations.

    It’s a safe bet that those who have gone along with this rape knowingly and willingly will have no part in the new Jerusalem.

  76. Zionist Incited African Migrant Madness Rape, Murder May 24, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

    Boko Haram crisis: Amnesty accuses Nigeria troops of rape

    The military has repeatedly been accused of carrying out atrocities, and the US, during the presidency of Barack Obama, refused to sell weapons to Nigeria, citing concerns about the military’s human rights record.

    However, the Trump administration has decided to press ahead with the sale of military aircraft and weapons, which Nigeria sees as vital to defeat the insurgents.

    Looks like Zionists are using military might to drive Africans out of their countries and into Europe, America, Australia, the white Christian countries, to weaken and destroy Christianity.

  77. KathJuliane May 24, 2018 @ 3:52 pm

    Things weren’t so lovy-dovy between the US Marines and the Israeli Murder Forces in Lebanon, 1983 and incidents widely published when MSM was a little more reputable for responsible fact-based journalism, despite L.B. Johnson having converted the White House into an Israeli consul for Tel Aviv.

    I have a subscription to the NYT which lets me access the NYT archives as well.

    Here is the article about USMC Capt. Charles B. Johnson of Company L and his showdown with the Jews when they tried to bust through Johnson’s guarded checkpoint reported in the If America Knew articles posted above.


    New York Times Archives, February 3, 1983:



    A United States Marine Corps captain drew and loaded his pistol, then climbed aboard an Israeli tank near the Lebanese University Library in Beirut and ordered an Israeli lieutenant colonel to remove his three tanks, the Defense Department reported today.

    It said the lead tank in the Israeli formation stopped a foot in front of the captain, Charles B. Johnson of Company L, at his checkpoint in Beirut at 9 A.M. today. Captain Johnson told the Israelis that they would pass only ”over my dead body.”

    The confrontation, the sixth incident between United States and Israeli forces in recent weeks, prompted Deputy Secretary of State Kenneth W. Dam to summon the Israeli charge d’affaires here, Benjamin Netanyahu, to lodge a protest.

    The State Department spokesman, Alan D. Romberg, said, ”These recurring challenges by the Israeli forces are unacceptable.” He said Mr. Dam had expressed to Mr. Netanyahu ”the gravity with which we view” the incident.

    The Israeli Embassy here rejected the allegation in a statement this afternoon. The embassy denied that ”there was any attempt to cross the American lines or to challenge the Marines.” It said ”there was no such attempt.”

    The Israeli statement said the three tanks were patrolling in an area that had been agreed upon by the Israeli forces and the Marines after an ambush last Sunday in which an Israeli soldier was killed. It said: ”After completion of the patrol, a U.S. Marine officer approached the Israeli unit and claimed that it should not be in this area. The Israeli commander explained that he was operating in the territory previously agreed upon and left.”

    In a statement this evening, the embassy said the Marine captain had told the Israeli tank commander that he was not familiar with details of the agreement on a demarcation line. The embassy asserted that the Marine officer had failed to follow communications procedures intended to prevent misunderstandings and that the Marines had failed to take part in joint reconnaissance to set demarcation lines between American and Israeli areas of operations.

    On Capitol Hill, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger told the House Armed Services Committee that Captain Johnson, who is from Rock Island, Ill., would be commended for his ”courageous action” when confronting the ”threatening moves” by the Israeli tanks.

    In an apparently unrelated incident, the Defense Department said a mortar round exploded about 50 yards from a Marine tent south of the Beirut airport. Military officers said they did not know who had fired the round. No casualties were reported.

    In another incident, three French soldiers in the peacekeeping force were wounded by unknown assailants who fired on them while they were jogging. Mr. Romberg said the incident ”concerns us and underscores the importance of a withdrawal of all foreign forces as soon as possible.”

    Mr. Weinberger and the Joint Chiefs of Staff were reluctant to commit the Marines to Lebanon because they did not want to risk clashes between United States military forces and Arab or Israeli forces in Lebanon or to get bogged down in a long stay.

    The Marines went to Lebanon initially for 16 days in June [1982], then returned after the massacre in the Beirut refugee camps in September [1982- Sabra and Shatila massacres of unarmed civilian Palestinian refugees] The Administration hoped to pull the Marines out by the end of 1982 but was unable to do so because other foreign troops had not left.

    According to the Pentagon account, the confrontation began when the three British-built Centurion tanks moved north on a path toward the Marine company headquarters. They were about 300 yards from the Marine position when Captain Johnson stepped out to halt them.

    ”The lead Israeli tank stopped within a foot of him,” the account said. Captain Johnson asked to speak to the senior Israeli, who dismounted after five minutes. Neither the Pentagon nor the Israeli Embassy made public the name of that officer, a lieutenant colonel reported to have been involved in two earlier incidents.

    Captain Johnson told the Israeli officer that he had orders not to permit the tanks to pass. The Israeli said that he intended to proceed through the Marine position to a railroad track and that he also wanted to speak to a Marine general.

    When Captain Johnson repeated his orders, the Israeli said he would pass through anyway and mounted his tank. ”At this point,” the Pentagon statement said, ”the company commander drew and loaded his weapon and stated that the tanks would have to go over him to pass.”

    Mr. Weinberger, in relating the incident on Capitol Hill, said Captain Johnson ”climbed on the lead tank and said if they were coming through they would have to go over his dead body.”

    The Pentagon said the lead Israeli Defense Force tank turned west, as if to go around Captain Johnson, and moved forward several yards. The other two tanks also began to move forward.

    ”The Marine company commander then mounted the first I.D.F. tank with his weapon drawn and told the senior Israeli officer to stop his tanks,” the Pentagon statement said. ”The I.D.F. lieutenant colonel, after speaking on the radio, stopped his tanks. At approximately 9:50 A.M., all of the Israeli tanks departed southward to the old Sidon Road.”

  78. KathJuliane May 24, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

    ‘Burn them, shoot them, kill them’: Israelis cheer in Jerusalem as Palestinians shot in Gaza – Middle East Eye

    The Nation: The United States Was Responsible for the 1982 Massacre of Palestinians in Beirut

    Washington had explicitly guaranteed their safety—and recently declassified documents reveal that US diplomats were told by the Israelis what they and their allies might be up to.

    By Rashid Khalidi SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

    On the night of September 16, 1982, my younger brother and I were baffled as we watched dozens of Israeli flares floating down in complete silence over the southern reaches of Beirut, for what seemed like an eternity.

    We knew that the Israeli army had rapidly occupied the western part of the city two days earlier.

    But flares are used by armies to illuminate a battlefield, and with all the PLO fighters who had resisted the Israeli army during the months-long siege of the city already evacuated from Beirut, we went to bed perplexed, wondering what enemy was left for the occupying army to hunt.

    This was a little more than a month after the August 12 cease-fire that had supposedly ended the war, and was followed by the departure of the PLO’s military forces, cadres, and leadership from the city.

    The trigger for Israel’s occupation of West Beirut was the assassination on September 14 of Israel’s close ally and Lebanese President-elect Bashir Gemayel, head of the Lebanese Front militia and a top leader of the fascist-modeled Phalangist party

    What we had seen the night before became clear when we met two American journalists on September 17.

    They had just visited the scene of ongoing massacres in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, home to tens of thousands of displaced Palestinians as well as many Lebanese.

    They had taken with them into the camps a young American diplomat, Ryan Crocker, who was the first US government official to file a report on what they had seen.

    We found out from them that the Israeli army had used flares the previous night in order to light the way for the right-wing Lebanese militias whom the Israelis sent into Sabra and Shatila.

    From September 16 to 18, according to historian Bayan al-Hout’s authoritative account of this event, these militiamen slaughtered over 1,300 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians (for more on these and related events, see the revised 2014 edition of my book Under Siege: PLO Decisionmaking During the 1982 War).

    “We’ll kill them. They will not be left there. You are not going to save them.” —Ariel Sharon to US special envoy Morris Draper, September 17, 1982

    Recently declassified documents from the Israel State Archives tell us that the US government was uncomfortable about what the Israelis and their allies might be up to.

    Special envoy Morris Draper, instructed to obtain a withdrawal of the Israeli army from West Beirut, met with Israeli officials in Jerusalem on September 17.

    There, Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir claimed that 2,000 armed “terrorists” remained in West Beirut.

    Defense Minister Ariel Sharon thereupon characteristically escalated things.

    “There are thousands of terrorists in Beirut,” he told the US envoy, challenging his demand that Israeli forces withdraw: “Is it your interest that they will stay there?”

    Draper, according to transcripts, failed to counter Sharon’s false assertion about the presence of thousands of “terrorists,” but when he mildly disputed another of his claims, the defense minister was even blunter, stating:

    “So we’ll kill them. They will not be left there. You are not going to save them. You are not going to save these groups of the international terrorism [sic].”

    Again, Draper did not demur at these chilling words based on a falsehood.

    When the exasperated US envoy finally said to the assembled Israeli officials, “We didn’t think you should have come in [to West Beirut]. You should have stayed out,” Sharon’s tone became even more imperious:

    “You did not think or you did think. When it comes to our security, we have never asked. We will never ask. When it comes to existence and security, it is our own responsibility and we will never give it to anybody to decide for us.”

    Unbeknownst to Draper, at the very moment that this exchange was taking place, the Lebanese militias that Sharon’s forces had sent into the refugee camps—where, needless to say, there were not thousands of well-armed veteran PLO fighters to protect their civilian population—were busy carrying out their macabre work.

    Sharon could not have been more brutally explicit when he said to his American interlocutors of the so-called terrorists “we’ll kill them.”

    The fact that the actual killing of unarmed civilians was carried out by Israeli proxies which Sharon’s forces had armed, trained, and sent to do the job (rather than Israeli soldiers) did not much change the overall moral calculus regarding this crime.

    The following year, an Israeli commission of inquiry found that Sharon, as defense minister, bore “personal responsibility” for the massacre and recommended that he be dismissed from his ministerial post.

    American responsibility for this and other outcomes of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon is more extensive even than the fact that Secretary of State Alexander Haig provided a green light for this onslaught, as we now know to have been the case.

    And it relates not just to the supply of a plethora of lethal American weapons systems that were used in manifest contravention of the exclusively defensive purposes mandated by US law.

    Sharon explicitly forewarned US officials that this would happen.

    According to Draper, Sharon had earlier told Haig and other Americans to expect “that we were going to see American-made munitions being dropped from American-made aircraft over Lebanon, and civilians were going to be killed.”

    Given all of these factors, American responsibility clearly rose well above the level of mere complicity, and amounts to collusion.

    This responsibility extends further, to the failure to protect the more than 1,300 Palestinians and Lebanese victims of the September massacre in Sabra and Shatila.

    The Americans had given explicit guarantees for their safety, which the PLO had painstakingly negotiated with US diplomats during the cease-fire talks.

    The slaughter in Sabra and Shatila was thus the result not just of the actions of the anti-Palestinian right-wing Lebanese militias that carried it out, or of decisions by Sharon and others to send those militias into the refugee camps and provide support for them.

    In light of the written commitments the US government made to the PLO in order to secure its evacuation from Beirut the month before, these deaths were also the direct responsibility of the Reagan administration.

    Presidential special envoy Philip Habib made these solemn pledges in typed memos, which were transmitted to the PLO by Lebanese Prime Minister Shafik Wazzan.

    They were later enshrined in an exchange of notes with the Lebanese government. The first of these memos, from August 4, 1982, noted “US assurances about the safety of…the camps.”

    The second, two days later, said, “We also reaffirm the assurances of the United States as regards safety and security…for the camps in Beirut.”

    The American note of August 18 to the Lebanese foreign minister stated:

    “Law-abiding Palestinian non-combatants remaining in Beirut, including the families of those who have departed, will be authorized to live in peace and security.

    “The Lebanese and US governments will provide appropriate security guarantees…on the basis of assurances received from the government of Israel and from the leaders of certain Lebanese groups with which it has been in contact.”

    These assurances proved to be utterly worthless, as Washington had been unwilling to provide multilateral international guarantees or the long-term deployment of international forces, both of which had been demanded by the PLO and refused by Habib, and which would have been necessary to protect these innocent people.

    Soon after these massacres, US and French troops returned to Beirut with an ill-defined mission, and the United States became embroiled in the bloody conflict in Lebanon.

    Out of this maelstrom grew Hezbollah, which became a deadly foe of the United States and Israel.

    It is worth recalling that many of those who founded this group had fought alongside the PLO in 1982, and had remained behind, only to see their fellow Lebanese massacred along with Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila.

    They remembered these grim events, even if Americans had forgotten. Thus the many staff members who were killed when the US Embassy was destroyed the spring of 1983, and the Marines who died when their barracks was blown up later that year, and the many Americans kidnapped or assassinated in Beirut in succeeding years were in effect victims of the real and perceived collusion between the United States and the Israeli occupier.

    This was only some of the unanticipated blowback from the ill-considered and morally flawed decisions about the 1982 war that were made by American policy-makers.

    The United States continues to repeat similar mistakes in the Middle East decades later, with illegal invasions, interventions, and occupations costing hundreds of thousands of lives, and through its blind support and armament of the most loathsome regimes in the region.

    Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, is the author, most recently, of Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East.


    Note: The Phalangists are Kataeb, a secular pro-Israel party largely supported by Maronite Christians, having its roots in a separatist movement in southern Lebanon for a sovereign Maronite Christian state, allied with the Zionist Jews in Palestine, and later allied to the Zionist state.

    The party played a major role in the Lebanese Civil War (1975–90) fighting Shia Muslims in southern Lebanon with renewed aspirations for a separate Lebanese Maronite Christian state, allied to Israel.

    In decline in the late 1980s and 1990s, the party slowly re-emerged since the early 2000s. It is now part of the anti-Syrian March 14 Alliance, and close to Israel and the Likud-West White House.

    The Muslim-baiting, Judeophilic neocon think-tank darling, Zionist Lebanese Maronite Christian Walid Phares, was originally named as one of Trump’s
    campaign foreign policy advisers, and is still an informal, friendly adviser to the Trumpeans.

    Phares was “a leading ideologue in an armed Christian faction during Lebanon’s grim, bloody sectarian civil conflict of the 1980s. He trained Lebanese militants in ideological beliefs justifying the war against Lebanon’s Muslim and Druze factions” according to former colleagues that were interviewed by Mother Jones.

    Phares advocated the Phalangist hard-line view that Lebanon’s Christians should work toward creating a separate, independent Christian enclave, the old dream of carving out of Lebanon a separate ethno-state.

    He was also a close adviser to Samir Geagea, a Lebanese warlord who rose from leading hit squads to running the Lebanese Forces.

    The LF was originally created in 1976 as an umbrella organization co-ordinating all the right-wing party militias of the Lebanese Front, mainly composed of the Kataeb Party.

    In 1978, the Lebanese Forces emerged as the umbrella group of the assorted Christian militias, and responsible for the Sabra and Shatila massacres of unarmed and helpless Palestinians and Shia Muslims.

    According to former colleagues, Phares became one of the group’s chief ideologists, working closely with the Lebanese Forces’ Fifth Bureau, a unit that specialized in psychological warfare.

    Samir Farid Geagea is today a Lebanese politician and commander. He is also the executive chairman of the Lebanese Forces, one of the largest Christian political parties in Lebanon.

    Geagea and the LF are considered to be the main Christian component of the March 14 Alliance.

    During the multi-sided civil war, the Lebanese Forces fought different opponents at different times: the PLO, the LNM, the LNRF, the Syrian Army, the Druze-dominated PSP in the Chouf, and the Lebanese Army loyal to General Aoun.

    In the mid-1980s, political friction within the Lebanese Front resulted in growing distance between the Kataeb militants and the rest of the Lebanese Forces.

    In the end the Lebanese Forces and Kataeb became two separate forces within the Lebanese Front.

    After the civil war ended, Samir Geagea created the Lebanese Forces Party.

    During the Syrian occupation of Lebanon the party was banned, Geagea imprisoned for war crimes, and the activities of its militants repressed by the Lebanese services in Lebanon.

    The Lebanese Forces returned as a political force after the Cedar Revolution in early 2005, which resulted in a withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon.

    Soon after, Geagea was subsequently released from prison after 11 years incarceration and continues to lead the party today.

    Geagea maintained that he meditated and reviewed his actions during the war to determine if what he did was right.

    He busied himself with reading literature, Hindu philosophy, the Qur’an, Christian theology and mysticism.

    In September 2008, Geagea pronounced a historical apology in front of thousands of supporters which read:

    “I fully apologize for all the mistakes that we committed when we were carrying out our national duties during past civil war years,… I ask God to forgive, and so I ask the people whom we hurt in the past.”

    Geagea enjoys the comprehensive political backing of the March 14 Alliance for the presidency, led by Saad Hariri.

    In 2014, Geagea declared his candidacy for the Lebanese Presidential elections to succeed President Michel Suleiman whose 6-year term was to end on 25 May 2014.

    Geagea backed his longtime rival Michel Aoun for the presidency in 2016 for the sake of Lebanese national unity, sovereignty and neutrality.

    Pray for the peace of Lebanon.

    IC XC
    NI KA

  79. AJ May 29, 2018 @ 10:25 am

    Orthodox Jew gets schooled by black woman NYC

  80. Glory B. June 4, 2018 @ 10:45 am

    Jews are pure garbage, and what should we do with garbage? TRASH IT!!!

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