They’re really Protestants, you know, a movement shaped some 1600 years after Christ set up His Church.
Messianic Jews, in my opinion, are basically Baptists with yarmulkes on.
You can’t have a little bit of the Law of Moses with most of it left out.
[Clip: “Remember that time you were in that hallway? He’s recording it all for everybody. When Sean Connery walks by what do you do? Ha, ha, ha ha. Whadda ya do? What is expected of a godly man and a godly woman?”]
Keeping kosher and wearing prayer shawls doesn’t quite get it.
For without a Temple and the priesthood there’s no atonement for sins.
Atonement is through the “Priesthood After The Order of Melchizedek,” predicted by King David, intact in the Orthodox Church via apostolic succession.
Who said, the Church is something of the past?
The future belongs to the sons of God, not the synagogue.
The BrotherNet is a long term true Internet and digital infrastructure alternative,
and ultimately will be an Internet replacement.
The current Internet was built on the infrastructure of telephone lines, coax cable, and fiber communication lines intended for anything but what the Internet has evolved to today.
Coax cable, originally intended for TV was found to be effective for delivering Internet. Eventually, people stopped using coax for TV and would get TV through their Internet connection in the form of streaming.
This is the goal of The BrotherNet. At first, the Internet will be the primary network used to grow The BrotherNet, but eventually people will primarily access what is left of the Internet through the much bigger and pervasive BrotherNet.
The current Internet was designed to allow free flow of communication and information between people. That free flow of information is what expanded the Internet like nothing we’ve ever seen.
However, the Internet has become poisoned with Jew censors. Jew Censors who want to stop exactly what made the Internet thrive.
BrotherNet is the preemptive solution to a sinking ship.
We could wait until the Internet cannibalizes itself into nothing more than an interactive CNN ad on endless repeat…or we could now begin construction on what will be the next big Internet transitional revolution.
If you’re willing to help with FUNDING, please email me:
Brother Nathanael Foundation; POB 547; Priest River ID 83856
BrotherNet Is A Comprehensive Solution
To Jew Censorship
*Rolling back the oppression of free speech and free commerce on the internet by Jewry*
The BrotherNet virtual private network, or VPN service, will provide access to the local infrastructure of the BrotherNet as well as access to the rest of the internet.
This VPN would allow anyone with an internet connection to access the BrotherNet.
BrotherNet Archival Servers will manage both local websites (accessible only from within the BrotherNet network) as well as external websites that are on the conventional internet.
BrotherNet users can flag a website or video that they think has a high likelihood of being censored and the BN Archival Servers will make a local copy permanently accessible to anyone on the BrotherNet.
When content is inevitably censored from the internet, the BrotherNet servers will first try and load the deleted content. When the page doesn’t load from the internet, the page will be loaded anyway but from the BN Archival Servers along with a small notification at the top of the page, indicating that the page is only accessible to those on the BrotherNet.
It will also be necessary to create an independent communication medium for phone & email. This can be done at the end of Phase 1, and can be expanded during Phase 3.
As BrotherNet grows in size and popularity, access may be restricted to the BrotherNet servers on some ISPs. BrotherNet must then become its own ISP, providing direct physical access to the BrotherNet via cell towers, or internet cables.
Internet access will still be possible through the BrotherNet, and censored content supplemented by the BN Archival Servers.
Eventually, it may also be necessary to create a parallel internet backbone depending on funding and level of censorship.
A financial transaction system will ultimately be necessary, providing access to funding and payment transfers between BrotherNet users.
As BrotherNet grows, a legal team will be required to manage the inevitable lawsuits surrounding hosting information that is slated for removal from the internet.
Notes: Services can be free initially to build a user base, however, at some point charging money for VPN, physical internet access, communication, and hosting will become lucrative business ventures. Creating a financial transaction company will also yield income.
A BrotherNet ‘Constitution’ of sorts should be drafted. It would outline censorship policies, freedom of speech, and other goals.
NEED FUNDING, IT’s DOABLE!
Brother Nathanael Foundation; POB 547; Priest River ID 83856
Brother Nat, I’m very happy that you left the synagogue and joined the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Lord Jesus Christ saw the yearning in your soul to be His follower and He led you to the Orthodox Church to be baptized and, eventually, to enter the Monastery and become a Monk.
As you know, Brother, Jesus wasn’t finished with you yet; He had another mission for you, which was to set up a studio wherein you and a technically savvy helper to set up the computers and screens wherein you could record videos of the articles you started writing. Furthermore, He also sent you traveling to various cities across the nation to preach the Gospels to all who would listen.
Now, you have Jesus by your side, helping you set up your own network so that the Jews won’t be able to hack in and censor your messages.
You also set up a GoFundMe site for your viewers and readers to send their donations.
To me, this is easier than how I sent mine before. Now, I can send a message to some of my Facebook (and actual) friends, urging them to donate to your Foundation.
God bless you always, Br. Nat, and keep up the good work.
Prophets To Ahab And Evangelicals To Trump: “Go Up! Attack Syria!”
The U.S./Israeli attack against Syria and Iran is imminent.
Just yesterday, the Zionist puppet Donald Trump threatened Syrian President Assad to not drive the last remnant of terrorists (U.S.-backed terrorists) from his country. With the help of Russia and Iran, Assad has all but totally expunged western-sponsored terror groups (ISIS, al-Nusra, etc.) from Syria. The terrorists are now concentrated in the province of Idlib, which has been somewhat of a U.S.-protected terrorist safe zone.
Can you imagine anyone telling the president of a country (any country) that he cannot drive out terrorists from his own country? That is exactly what Trump did. Furthermore, what the heck is the U.S. military doing invading a sovereign country and setting up military bases for the express purpose of protecting TERRORISTS (which is exactly what the U.S. military is doing in Syria)?
Of course, the terrorists are sponsored and supplied by the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia and Great Britain. They are important tools of the warmongering Zionist-neocons to the success of their plans to overthrow the governments of Iran and Syria just as they did in Iraq and Libya.
A politician in Germany said: Those who are elected have no say. And those who have a say are not elected (not elected directly by the people but by functionairies, party boards and “representatives”).
It takes only one more step to recognize that “those who have a say and are not elected” are wearing yarmulkes (off TV cameras).
I noticed that some politicians are wearing white yarmulkes (Schaeuble f.e.), others are wearing black ones (Steinmeier f.e.), Prince Charles is wearing a blue one.
I guess a very dedicated goy can steeply strive up the ladder of Freemasonry and morph into an apprentice Jew. Can anyone “enlighten” me what is the significance of those different cap colours?
RT: Terrorists & White Helmets met in Idlib to prep for final stage false flag chem attack – Russian MoD
The Russian military has obtained “irrefutable” data that terrorist groups, including Jabhat an-Nusra, and the infamous White Helmets met in Idlib province on Sunday, according to the ministry’s spokesperson Igor Konashenkov.
The militants plotted the final scenarios for the chemical attacks that the Syrian army are expected to make in the cities of Jisr ash-Shugur, Serakab, Taftanaz and Sarmin, the Russian military revealed.
“Full readiness of all participants involved in the staging of the provocations is be ensured by the evening of September 8,” Konashenkov stated.
He added that the terrorists are to receive a “special” signal from some “foreign friends of Syrian revolution” to launch the operation.
READ MORE: US plan to prevent fall of last terrorist nest in Syria, no concern for civilians – Russian UN envoy
The statement comes after earlier warnings from Moscow’s that militants are preparing to stage a chemical attack in the Syrian province to give the Western coalition a pretext to strike Syria.
In August, the Defense Ministry said that eight canisters of chlorine had been delivered to a village near Jisr al-Shughur city, and that a foreign-trained group of militants had also arrived in the area to simulate a rescue operation after the staged attack.
New details surface about terrorists’ preparations to stage chemical attack in Idleb and Hama
Idleb/Hama, SANA – More information is surfacing about terrorists and the “White Helmets” preparing to stage a new chemical incident to lay the blame on the Syrian Arab Army and elicit a Western aggression on Syria.
Several media and local sources have reported that the White Helmets have transported shipments of chlorine gas and sarin gas to three areas in the northern countryside of Idleb and Hama provinces, in addition to abducting dozens of children and taking them to an unknown location.
The sources say that militants from the “Turkistani Party” and “Hai’et Tahrir al-Cham” held on Thursday a meeting with members of the White Helmets in Jisr al-Shughour city west of Idleb, during which the roles were assigned for staging a chemical attack with the help of Western intelligence agencies.
The sources say that the White Helmets have picked three new locations for carrying out the attacks after information was leaked about the previously-planned locations, and the three locations are: al-Najia town in Jisr al-Shughour countryside, al-Hamawsh town in the northwestern countryside of Hama, and Kafr Nubbul town in Idleb countryside.
The sources affirmed that sarin gas and chlorine gas shipments have been transported to these three areas, and that dozens of children ages two to ten who had been abducted recently from a camp near Salqin now were transported from Jisr al-Shughour to an unknown location.
The sources suggest that it’s likely that the White Helmets and the armed groups will carry out a real massacre this time to avoid the inconsistencies that surfaced in the staged chemical incident in Douma. https://sana.sy/en/?p=146450
No one on earth knows the time of the Day of the Lord.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is not bound to Man’s heretical schemes such as Chiliasm, Dispensationalism, timetables and false-prophetic date-setting using the Bible and cherry-picked verses.
Did anything of divine significance happen with the Judeo-christian overhyped apocalyptic “Super-Blood Moons Prophecy” set to occur in 2015 promoted by such Israel-worshipping Judeo-christian ‘profits’ John Hagee and Mark Biltz and messianic Rabbi Jonathan ‘Con’ and others which state that a tetrad of total moon eclipses which began with the April 2014 lunar eclipse is a sign of the beginning of the countdown to the end times?
In Apostle Paul’s 1st Epistle to the Thessalonians, he tells the Christians who’d been speculating about the return of the Lord and making their own predictions. Paul tells them “you have no need” (v.1) for that kind of information (indeed, it is not available!) Does a “thief in the night” (v.2) announce his coming?
The disciples had gotten the same kind of answers to their questions on the Second Coming from Christ Himself (Matt 24:36; Acts 1:6, 7).
Paul continues to counsel them that Christians are not to be making endless calculations and setting dates but to make ourselves read to meet the LORD by being watchful and sober (v.6).
Our place is to be ceaselessly aware of the primacy of God’s Kingdom in heaven and to have full control over our spiritual faculties.
In 1 Thess. 5:12-22, Paul further spells out the requirements of harmonious life in the ecclesial community to include the honoring of sacramental leadership (vv. 12-14), pursuit of good works (v.15), continual prayer and thanksgiving in worship (vv. 16-18) and proper regard for the prophetic gift and spiritual discernment (vv. 19-22).
In 5:12, the Greek term for “over you” has a liturgical connotation. It refers to the leader of the ecclesia — the congregation in the Eucharistic assembly. “To recognize” is a weaker translation of “to know” (see 4:5).
In a healthy ecclesia (church), the people recognize their ordained pastor-priest as their leader in Christ, and willingly follow his admonitions. Let me re-emphasize, in a healthy church which includes having a healthy priest as their pastor with a sound mind, spirit, morality, reasonable and discerning, and a certain level of bodily health and self-control over one’s passions, not letting emotions and desires controlling one’s life; living a live of moderation and temperance.
In modern terms, passions (πάθος) are the emotions that control you. They include sexual desire, anger, envy, desire for material goods, rejection, fear and love to name a few. They are all desires that cannot be satisfied. In reality, your passions are futile attempts to satisfy your spiritual longing by this world’s means and are doomed to failure.
The natural passions depend on our physical nature and the maintenance of our physical being. These include our appetite for food, our fear of being harmed, and our sexual attraction to the opposite sex. These are all necessary for our preservation in this fallen world. These are not a problem unless they go beyond the need for self-preservation.
Then there are the unnatural passions. These are our natural passions that we mistakenly connect with our longing for spiritual wholeness. We continually seek happiness and wholeness only to find pain and emptiness on the other end. Then feeling pain or dissatisfaction, we again seek more pleasure only again to find again pain.
Saint Anthony writes,
“Things that are done according to nature aren’t sins, but those done by choice; it’s not a sin to eat, so that the body will be properly maintained in life without any evil thought, but it is to eat without gratitude and improperly and without restraint; neither is it a sin to look with chastity, but it is a sin to look with envy, pride and desire; it is not a sin to listen quietly, but it is with anger.
It’s not a sin to let the tongue be unrestrained in thanksgiving and prayer, but it is to speak evil; to not let your hands do acts of mercy, but to commit murder and theft. So each of our members sins if it does evil instead of good, doing things its own way and not according to the will of God.”
Christians are to refrain from “rendering evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for both yourselves and for all.” Always a spiritual struggle trying to become more Christ-like.
In Paul’s writings such as 5:16-18, words such as “rejoice,” “always,” “without ceasing,” or “constantly,” and “give thanks” refer primarily to prayer.
The spiritual Fathers of the Church teach that unceasing prayer is a proper goal, for spiritual growth comes through such discipline. For centuries, Christian people have used the “Jesus Prayer” as a way to pray unceasingly from the heart: “O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”
The Orthodox Church has always taught that while we are warned against predicting the Day of the Lord (Matt. 24-36; Acts 1:7; 1 Thess 5:1), there will be signs preceding His Coming. Paul instructs the Thessalonians concerning two such signs: (1) a general falling away (v.3 apostasy) from Christ and the Church and (2) the revealing of the man of sin, the son of perdition (v.3), who is the Antichrist of 1 and 2 John, similar to the Dragon and the Beast of Rev 12.
The Day of the Lord
1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, 14 to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
– 2 Thessalonians 2:1-16
Jesus returns to Jerusalem very soon. The wicked Jews are planning to put up their 3rd temple dedicated to iniquity and the Devil. Jesus returns to destroy it and cast down the Devil and the anti Christ.
Don’t be tricked by false Christians that claim that Jesus doesn’t return to earth as the Lion of Judah in great glory. Bible commentaries and internet websites contain many explanations of Biblical prophecy which agree with what I’ve said.
Jews are mostly false Hebrews especially the very ruthless zionist and communist Jews. Some might be descended from ancient Hebrews but many of them have pagan origins. The true righteous Hebrews and Israelites were either killed or converted to Christianity.
Thank you for a timely, thoughtful, inspiring Video comparing by sight and sound the light-minded and unserious forms of Rabbinic synagogue worship and “messianic” worship of Israel by the Judaizers to the sobriety, dignity and grace of the Orthodox Christian Divine Liturgy.
It may be my eyes, but it sure looks like the cantor in the first clip goosed the guy on his right who was about to light a braided candle, which means that it is the Havdalah ceremony marking the departure of Jewish Sabbath.
Havdalah is a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and Jewish holidays, and ushers in the new week.
The ritual involves lighting a special havdalah candle with several wicks, blessing a cup of wine and smelling sweet spices. It’s supposed to represent separating the sacred from the profane.
The cantor transfers the cup from his right hand to his left, reaches down with his right hand behind the Jew lighting the match to light the braided candle. The candle-lighter reacts, jumps a little and steps away from the cantor, and then proceeds to light the candle anyway.
The cantor’s right hand can just barely be seen being raised from butt level. The cantor continues his “La, la, Lie, lie, lie” bla, bla but he’s looking around the synagogue now with a goofy expression on his face like he’s trying to stifle laughter.
The plain fact is, “Judeo-Christianity” is a myth. They do not form a common tradition, “the Judeo-Christian tradition,” something which was planted in the 1930s and began to sprout after WWII, especially on the fertile soil of evangelical America.
Any serious rabbi of intellectual and historical integrity will in fact say that. Said rabbi will go even further to explain that Rabbinic Judaism (as distinguished from Temple Judaism) and Christianity have virtually nothing in common, and are entirely incompatible with each other.
The only thing which can be said is that Rabbinism and its theology of the Oral Law and Christianity from the start were two distinct religious traditions having historical roots in the Roman province of Judaea (the former Hasmonean/Herodian Kingdom of Judaea which incorporated the older provinces of Judah proper; Samaria, Galilee, Iturea, Perea, and Idumea).
The Christian Bible and the Judaic Torah are not the same thing, the Old and New Testaments don’t correspond to the Written and Oral Torah. As much as Jewish rabbis and scholars on the one hand, and evangelical Zio-christians and Judaizers issue statements on the other to obscure the fundamental differences between Judaism and orthodox Christianity.
Feel-good platitudes are made only for reasons of politics, money, power, society, and cultivating loyalty to and protection of the State of Israhell.
Today I ran across an amazing opinion piece in Haaretz that underscores just what +BN has often stressed in many ways over the past ten years — the pernicious, corrosive and corrupting influence of the fleshly Jewish spirit and Judaizing upon the Christian soul, people, societies and culture that our spiritual Fathers of the Church, such as St. John Chrysostomos, sternly warned us against.
As far as they were concerned, once a Christian started Judaizing for the sake of making merry at the Synagogue sharing Jewish feasts, not only does it crucify Jesus Christ all over again, that person in fact becomes a Jew and throws away their salvation in Christ.
Noahides. The Jews are their “mashiach”. Meir Kahane is mentioned. He and his Jewish Defense League were and are nothing but terrorist thugs.
The Messianic Zionist Religion Whose Believers Worship Judaism (But Can’t Practice It)
The Noahide Project, which has Israeli governmental and rabbinical support, is trying to proselytize members of remote communities. Just as long as they don’t call themselves Jews, right?
“Our friends all over the world, the Noahides… You are the lucid persons in a perplex world. You are the hope of the world. Happy good day.” Thus, in somewhat broken English, Rabbi Oury Cherki, head of the Noahide World Center, greeted his followers in a video clip on the occasion of “Humanity Day,” the holiday of the Noahides (also known as Children of Noah), which was last celebrated on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Marheshvan (Nov. 10, 2017).
According to Jewish tradition, it was on that day that Noah and his family emerged from the ark and received the seven commandments that apply to all human beings, among them the prohibitions on idol worship [especially Christianity], on murder and on eating flesh torn from a living animal.
When Noah left the ark, he built an altar and made a sacrifice. Which is why the Noahides eat grilled meat on their holiday.
But who are these Noahides? They are members of a new religion, subordinate to Judaism, founded by rabbis from Israel, mainly from Chabad and the religious Zionist movement.
According to the World Center, there are dozens of Noahide communities across the world, with more than 20,000 believers. That’s a hefty number, given that the religion was only founded at the beginning of the decade. Small Noahide communities exist in various countries, with the largest one in the Philippines.
Cooperation between Israel and the Philippines is constantly growing, and this week reached new heights with the visit to Israel of the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte.
The Philippines are a key arena of Chabad activity, and one of the primary venues where the new religion is being disseminated. There are four Chabad centers in the country, and in addition to assisting Jews, they support 10 Noahide houses of prayer.
The Hasidic emissaries view the Philippines community as the model for Noahide communities in other countries. A group from the community was brought to Israel two years ago, and its members met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has also sent his greetings to all the communities worldwide.
That there are countries in which groups and communities identify themselves as belonging to the Jewish people, or as descendants of the 10 lost tribes of Israel, is nothing new. Similarly, we’re familiar with Christians who admire Israel. But the Noahides are a theological phenomenon of very recent vintage. It’s a form of Zionist mission, which seeks to create a world religion whose believers adore the Jewish people and the State of Israel – without belonging to either.
The believers are required to accept the supremacy of Judaism but are not accepted into the Jewish people and are even barred from upholding such commandments as Sabbath observance. Anyone who wishes to be a Noahide is called upon mainly to recognize the Jewish people and its state.
Last month, Nova Religio, a journal devoted to emergent and alternative religions, published an article by Rachel Z. Feldman, assistant professor of religious studies at Franklin and Marshall College, in Pennsylvania, titled “The Children of Noah: Has Messianic Zionism Created a New World Religion?”
In the summer of 2017, Feldman visited Noahide communities on the Filipino island of Cebu, which are supervised by Chabad rabbis. Like most Noahides around the world, the members of the Cebu community came mostly from Protestant churches, but had abandoned their belief in the New Testament.
One of the groups Feldman observed lives in a mountainous, “financially challenged” rural region. In the past its members were cave dwellers who belonged to a Sabbath-observing church called Sacred Name Believers.
Their leader is the Noahide preacher Emmanuel Villegas. For years he visited poor communities on various islands and converted them to the Children of Noah. He called on them to renounce Christianity and to burn their holy books – though not before cutting out the Tetragrammaton (God’s Hebrew name) from the texts.
About 20 years ago, the community’s members moved to the village of Lamac, where they built a house of worship marked with a large Israeli flag at the entrance. In accordance with the directives of Chabad rabbis, they no longer observe Shabbat, as this precept is reserved for the members of the Jewish faith alone and is denied to Noahides.
They are permitted to greet each other with the words, “Happy seventh day,” but not to utter the word “Shabbat.” Instead of the Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony used by Jews to welcome the Sabbath, the Chabad rabbis invented a ritual for them in which they light seven candles (to denote the Seven Noahide Laws).
Feldman quotes one members of the community, who explained to her, “You are very lucky because you are white, and white people are rulers of the earth. But you are also a Jew. You are very gifted because you have blood from the Chosen people, from Abraham and Isaac.”
In his sermons, Villegas explains why his community is forbidden to uphold Jewish commandments, and dwells on the essence of the difference between Noahides and Jews. Jews, he says, possess an inner sanctity that draws them close to a divine level: “The Jew has five levels of soul while the Noahide only has three levels and remains on an animalistic level, and this is written in the Kabbalah.”
Noahides are incapable of reaching the level of the Jews, but they can learn how to improve themselves by way of the seven commandments. The questions-and-answers site asknoah.org also instructs the Children of Noah on how to cope with animal cravings. In the meantime, Chabad is making efforts to spread the word among non-Jews in Israel, too – a project that was introduced by the late Rabbi Boaz Kali, from Haifa.
Liberal Jewish philosophers of the modern era, such as the German-Jewish thinker Hermann Cohen, viewed the Seven Laws of Noah as the universal basis of the Bible, which prove that Judaism contains a general moral outlook that transcends the question of the fate of the Jewish people. But the interpretation of Rabbi Cherki and the Chabad rabbis uses the Noahide precepts to lay down an ethnic hierarchy between Jews and gentiles.
Feldman notes that the Noahide religion constitutes a new form of colonial relations and racial ideology in which the rabbis are shaping a new faith for the inhabitants of the “global south” as an instrument to advance religious and nationalist goals.
Feldman points out that the first Noahide gathering, which took place in Texas in 1990, was attended by Rabbi Meir Kahane. After Kahane’s assassination, that same year, the Temple Institute, which advocates the building of the Third Temple on Jerusalem, on the site of the first two, started to promote the Noahide project.
In the view of the institute’s rabbis, the gentiles’ upholding of the Seven Laws is an important stage in the messianic process at the height of which the temple will be built and Israel will become a theocracy that will gain the gentiles’ support.
This is the world order being promoted by the Noahide Project, which has the support of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate and of the Israeli government.
The Noahide theological project is closely related to Netanyahu’s foreign policy approach, which is based on religious support for Israel. As he worded the theological message he offered on Humanity Day in 2015, “The Seven Mitzvot of the Children of Noah are matters of both faith and morality, which according to our sages obligate all of the non-Jewish peoples of the world. These commandments serve as a basis for establishing a civilized society.”
The final goal of Rabbi Cherki and the Noahide World Center, we are told, is a modest one: seven billion believers.
Really I think we the Church need to get straight on this.
My understanding is that those who have moved to Israel have moved to one of the most dangerous, not to say immoral, places on earth. All I can see for this wretched endeavour is a wretched conclusion.
Therefore I think it is beholden on the Church to extend mercy, as Paul told us, to the Jews, so that they do not feel intimidated into going to live in that hell-hole.
That is why Paul warned us not to overstep the mark, in case we ourselves risk being cut off.
I love the Jews, I want them all to renounce unbelief, accept Jesus Christ as Lord, and return to The fold, to Israel, that is Israel Proper, the Church.
I write back: The Orthodox Church teaches otherwise.
Jesus Christ does NOT “return to Jerusalem” but returns in glory with all His holy angels, as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even unto the west… …that is, TO THE ENTIRE WORLD, in flaming fire taking vengeance on ALL His enemies.
Thus, there is NO need for a ‘third temple’ in order for Jesus Christ to return as the evangelicals erroneously teach.
You wrote: “I didn’t ask when Jesus would be returning, I asked where…
I write back: The Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ returns in glory with all His holy angels, as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even unto the west …that is, TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.
You also wrote: “and what He would be doing?”
I write back: In flaming fire taking vengeance on His enemies. (I hope you will not be counted as one of them.)
Then you wrote: “How can Jews be a race if they’re genetically identical to the Palestinians?”
I write back: Says who? The latest ‘DNA quacks?’
Jews have been MARKED OUT as a race by the providence of God, something like the “mark of Cain.”
Jews are descended AS A RACE from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and bear the marks in their faces and bodies as being racially connected.
The Deicidal Curse is upon the foreheads of every racial Jew who is connected collectively to the self-imprecating curse Jews placed on their posterity, when they demanded of Pilate, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him! His blood be upon us and UPON OUR CHILDREN.”
And besides, the efforts of contemporary Jews to erase the fact of this curse by positing that the majority of Jews are descended from 8th Century Khazars is a real laugh. Jews have been in dispersion to Israel’s east, west, north, and south since the time of Solomon in 2000 BC.
How could some tiny geographical area—since the time of Solomon and the Babylonian exiles (See the results from Acts Chapter 2) and then the Roman exile in 70 AD—in the Caucasus suddenly become Jewry’s delimited geographical residence? You see how ludicrous the Khazar theory is?
Palestinians, by the way, are not only living descendants of the first circumcised Israelite, Idumean, Nabatean and Ishmaelites and uncircumcised Hellenic and Syrian Christians living in ancient Judaea, Galilee, Samaria, trans-Jordan, Petra, and the rest of the region, they can trace their genealogies from various tribes—separate from the line of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob— but from the “sons of Adam” genealogical Table of Genesis 10, and also from the Hebrew/Arab descendants of Hagar, (Abraham’s concubine), and the sons Keturah, (Abraham’s 2nd wife after the death of Sarah being her sons Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah, grandsons Sheba, Dedan, Asshurim, Letushim, Leummim, and more…)
Please don’t make wild assertions as if they were facts. That’s what JEWS do, (perhaps you’re one of them…
You wrote: “That is why Paul warned us not to overstep the mark, in case we ourselves risk being cut off.”
I write back: St Paul was not referring to ALL Jews but to those Jews who made up part of the “faithful remnant.”
Those Jews who were “unfaithful” and outside the realm of the “faithful remnant” St Paul called, “DOGS, “ENEMIES OF THE CROSS,” “CONTRARY TO ALL MEN,” “SLAVES OF THE BELLY,” and more.
He also asserted that “the WRATH of God would come upon them to the uttermost,” which occurred in 70 AD and then again in 125 AD, all outlined by St John of The Apocalypse (Revelation) and detailed by the historian Josephus.
This was NOT “mercy” but RETRIBUTION, which will be coming again upon wicked Jewry.
You wrote: “Then it is hard to say whether Those who have abjured the scattering and the Law, ignored God, and returned to Israel, are Jews or not.”
I write back: It’s easy to say, they ARE Jews.
St Paul was writing rhetorically when he stated to the Jews that being a true Jew (”Yehudah” / “praiser of God”) happen to bear the true circumcision whose “praise if of God and not of men.” (Both Moses and the prophets called this the “circumcision of the heart.)”
St Paul was writing to the church in Rome of mixed circumcised and uncircumcised believers in Christ. He often had to deal with the pride of the ethnic Jewish Christians lording it over uncircumcised Gentile Christians.
The first three chapters of the Epistle to the Romans lays out the doctrines that the righteousness of God available to all — Gentiles and Jews alike; His faithfulness to all: His judgment on all who disbelieve — unfaithfulness of Jew and Gentile; Salvation for all who believe through faith apart from the Law.
But as to the passage on “circumcision in Romans 2, St Paul, according to the Commentary on Romans by St John Chrysostom, was addressing Jews inside the church of Rome because they were lording it over the gentiles.
Chapters 9-11 are devoted to explaining God’s faithfulness to all: Jew and Gentile.
Paul describes his personal agony over the unbelief of the vast majority of Jews in that it redounds to a censure of God’s promises, of which, St Paul was jealous of, and his wonder at the belief of the Gentiles, who had nothing in the way of the divine gifts and advantages that were given to Israel. He then covers God’s sovereign will and Human freewill in response; and the destiny of Jews and Gentiles.
In Romans 9:6-13, Paul very clearly states that “Not All Israel Is Israel” but presents the doctrine of just who true Israel is. The people of God are the people of Faith. It is the faith in Christ that makes the Church the true Israel of God and “heirs of the promise” — heirs of the blood covenant God made with Abraham.
God’s promises to Abraham and His Covenant of Faith sealed with blood were made when he was uncircumcised — in other words, a Gentile — destined to become the “Father of Many Nations” both naturally and through his greatest future son in the flesh, Jesus the Christ.
Apostle Paul reiterates some of this again in his epistle to the church of the Galatians.
This is what St John Chrysostom and other early Church Fathers teach.
When you read the Haftorah at your Bar Mitzvah, did you know the Hebrew language well enough to understand what you were saying in the Hebrew words that you read aloud, or were you simply correctly sounding out the Hebrew words as most Jews do in their Bar Mitzvah without having any knowledge of what they are saying ?
“And even those of Israel, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. 24 For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.
Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. 32 For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.”
God can bring those of Israel back into Israel, +BN. In fact, the curse on the Jews expires soon, so then they will be ripe to accept Christ. I come from one of the most wicked Jews to ever have walked the earth, but my family came to Christ. No one is beyond redemption +BN.
The whole point of Zionism is it is a test. Some Orthodox Jews know they cannot return to the land.
Jesus actually was quite forgiving. Blasphemy against Christ, (accusing him of not being the son of God), is forgiven. Refusing his grace is not.
Are not our spirits lifted when from time to time, when good men seek to clarify, nay challenge herein, that their efforts culminate not only in revealing their inconsiderable, but the monastic “novices” considerable masterful knowledge.
Consortium News: Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria
September 9, 2018
As Syrian forces backed by Russia launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists in Idlib province, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo to the president. September 9, 2018
MEMORANDUM FOR: The President
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
SUBJECT: Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria
We are concerned that you may not have been adequately briefed on the upsurge of hostilities in northwestern Syria, where Syrian armed forces with Russian support have launched a full-out campaign to take back the al-Nusra/al-Qaeda/ISIS-infested province of Idlib.
The Syrians will almost certainly succeed, as they did in late 2016 in Aleppo. As in Aleppo, it will mean unspeakable carnage, unless someone finally tells the insurgents theirs is a lost cause.
That someone is you. The Israelis, Saudis, and others who want unrest to endure are egging on the insurgents, assuring them that you, Mr. President, will use US forces to protect the insurgents in Idlib, and perhaps also rain hell down on Damascus.
We believe that your senior advisers are encouraging the insurgents to think in those terms, and that your most senior aides are taking credit for your recent policy shift from troop withdrawal from Syria to indefinite war.
Big Difference This Time
Russian missile-armed naval and air units are now deployed in unprecedented numbers to engage those tempted to interfere with Syrian and Russian forces trying to clean out the terrorists from Idlib.
We assume you have been briefed on that — at least to some extent. More important, we know that your advisers tend to be dangerously dismissive of Russian capabilities and intentions.
We do not want you to be surprised when the Russians start firing their missiles. The prospect of direct Russian-U.S. hostilities in Syria is at an all-time high. We are not sure you realize that.
The situation is even more volatile because Kremlin leaders are not sure who is calling the shots in Washington. This is not the first time that President Putin has encountered such uncertainty (see brief Appendix below).
This is, however, the first time that Russian forces have deployed in such numbers into the area, ready to do battle. The stakes are very high.
We hope that John Bolton has given you an accurate description of his acerbic talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva a few weeks ago.
In our view, it is a safe bet that the Kremlin is uncertain whether Bolton faithfully speaks in your stead, or speaks INSTEAD of you.
The best way to assure Mr. Putin that you are in control of U.S. policy toward Syria would be for you to seek an early opportunity to speak out publicly, spelling out your intentions.
If you wish wider war, Bolton has put you on the right path.
If you wish to cool things down, you may wish to consider what might be called a pre-emptive ceasefire.
By that we mean a public commitment by the Presidents of the U.S. and Russia to strengthen procedures to preclude an open clash between U.S. and Russian armed forces.
We believe that, in present circumstances, this kind of extraordinary step is now required to head off wider war.
For the VIPS Steering Group, signed:
William Binney, former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA; co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.)
Marshall Carter-Tripp, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) and Division Director, State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Philip Giraldi, CIA Operations Officer (retired)
James George Jatras, former U.S. diplomat and former foreign policy adviser to Senate Republican leadership (Associate VIPS)
Michael S. Kearns, Captain, U.S. Air Force, Intelligence Officer, and former Master SERE Instructor (retired)
John Kiriakou, Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and Former Senior Investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Matthew Hoh, former Capt., USMC Iraq; Foreign Service Officer, Afghanistan (associate VIPS)
Edward Loomis, NSA Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)
Linda Lewis, WMD preparedness policy analyst, USDA (ret) (Associate VIPS)
David MacMichael, Senior Estimates Officer, National Intelligence Council (ret.)
Ray McGovern, Army/Infantry Intelligence Officer and CIA Presidential Briefer (retired)
Elizabeth Murray, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, National Intelligence Council (retired)
Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)
Coleen Rowley, FBI Special Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel (ret.)
It is time for the West to prepare: Putin’s patience is coming to an end.
According to the media, Putin does his best to prevent the outbreak of a military conflict. The Russian leader is well aware that if the war starts, it will be nuclear, with truly catastrophic consequences.
“Putin is convinced that Washington and its NATO allies will not be able to conduct a conventional war against Russia or China. In addition, the president of Russia knows that US sanctions are harmful to European vassals in Washington, and that , can ultimately cause European countries to become more independent, and that will contain the militancy of Washington “, - quotes RIA Novosti news agency from the transfer material exhibition.
Journalists have pointed out that, despite the Kremlin’s hypersonic weapons that would allow Putin to destroy the entire Western world without harming the Russian Federation, he does not need it and does not see the issue. However, the destruction of the West can turn into very unfavorable consequences - for example, nuclear winter across the globe.
The article’s authors believe Putin has been acting this way for a long time, protecting the entire world from a devastating war.
“Personally, I approve of Putin’s strategy and admire his coolness. I admire him as a person who never allows emotions to take over,” writes the author.
The article also notes that people in the West, who have to face the Russian president, may be called idiots. They do not appreciate his patience and every time Vladimir Putin reacts in moderation to another provocation, Western politicians see him as a signal for further provocation.
“However, sooner or later Russia will have to respond more resolutely to the provocations of the West and it must prepare itself. Today, the Russian government is faced with an important question: how long can you get rid of your antics with the West? “,
US Says Assad Has Approved Gas Attack In Idlib — Setting Stage For Major Military Conflict
At this point there’s not even so much as feigning surprise or suspense in the now sadly all-too-familiar Syria script out of Washington.
The Wall Street Journal has just published a bombshell on Sunday evening as Russian and Syrian warplanes continue bombing raids over al-Qaeda held Idlib, citing unnamed US officials who claim “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold.”
And perhaps more alarming is that the report details that Trump is undecided over whether new retaliatory strikes could entail expanding the attack to hit Assad allies Russia and Iran this time around.
That’s right, unnamed US officials are now claiming to be in possession of intelligence which they say shows Assad has already given the order in an absolutely unprecedented level of “pre-crime” telegraphing of events on the battlefield.
And supposedly these officials have even identified the type of chemical weapon to be used: chlorine gas.
The anonymous officials told the WSJ of “new U.S. intelligence” in what appears an eerily familiar repeat of precisely how the 2003 invasion of Iraq was sold to the American public (namely, “anonymous officials” and vague assurances of unseen intelligence) — albeit posturing over Idlib is now unfolding at an intensely more rapid pace:
“Fears of a massacre have been fueled by new U.S. intelligence indicating Mr. Assad has cleared the way for the military to use chlorine gas in any offensive, U.S. officials said. It wasn’t clear from the latest intelligence if Mr. Assad also had given the military permission to use sarin gas, the deadly nerve agent used several times in previous regime attacks on rebel-held areas. It is banned under international law.”
RT: US jets strike Syrian town with banned white phosphorus bombs – Russian Defense Ministry
Two US jets have bombed a town in the Syrian Deir Ez-Zor province with white phosphorus munitions, causing massive fires, Russian military has said.
Two F-15 jets on Saturday bombed the town of Hajin with white phosphorus incendiary munitions, banned under the Geneva Convention, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria.
“Following the strikes, large fires were observed in the area,” Lieutenant-General Vladimir Savchenko said Sunday. There’s still no information on casualties caused by the bombing run, he added.
A Pentagon spokesperson denied the allegations of dropping white phosphorus bombs. “At this time, we have not received any reports of any use of white phosphorous,” Commander Sean Robertson told the media on Sunday. “None of the military units in the area are even equipped with white phosphorous munitions of any kind.”
The use of any incendiary munitions in populated civilian areas was banned by the 1980 Protocol III of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. The US signed the protocol back in 2009.
White phosphorus, however, is also used for smoke screens and signals, which are not banned under the Convention. The loophole allows several nations, including the US, to keep the white-phosphorus based weapons in their arsenal.
The chemical burns when it comes into contact with oxygen, producing high-temperature heat and white smoke. Exposure to burning phosphorus causes deep burns, which are very hard to heal, while its fumes are highly toxic.
Russia’s accusations against the US come as tensions between the two countries soar in the region.
The Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly warned of a false-flag chemical attack being prepared by militant groups in Idlib, which it says will be used to justify a new US strike against the Syrian government.
Moscow has also held massive naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea near Syria.
The US, in its turn, has also ramped up its military presence in the area, getting several ships equipped with cruise missiles closer to Syrian shores.
President Donald Trump has meanwhile been “routinely” briefed by the Pentagon on the potential “military options” the US might take in case of chemical weapons attack.
I don’t know if this is supposed to be a posturing fear tactic trying to intimidate the Russians and Syrians who are determined to conduct their anti-ISIS sweep operations in the buffer zone around the US occupation base at At Tanf where ISIS is hiding in their desert rat holes.
When Russia notified US via deconfliction channels that they would be making precision strikes on ISIS strongholds, The US has warned Russia and Syria off, and on the 7th helicoptered in 100 Marines, and began conducting “live fire” drills and extracation drills at At Tanf.
Also likely is that the US may be sending a message to any Syrians under US occupation in Eastern Syria not to rise up resist occupation and their puppet Kurdish SDF and military council governments. They may be pretending to flush out ISIS, too.
Hajin became ISIL’s de facto capital city, after ISIL had lost Raqqa, Mayadin, Al-Qa’im, and Abu Kamal.
SDF took control of Hajin from ISIS.
Harjin just on the east bank of the Euphrates on that side of Deir Ezzor province, and is under US occupation and I believe the SDF’s Deir Ezzor military council’s control.
Staged Gas Attacks & US Shortcomings: Virginia Senator Tells Sputnik About Syria Trip
US Senator Richard Black in an exclusive interview with Sputnik, revealed how the Syrian people see their president, what went wrong with the US policy in the Mideast and also expressed his admiration for the state of human rights in the country, as “Syria has the greatest women’s rights and the greatest religious freedoms of any Arab country.”
Black, a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, has recently returned from Syria, where he met with Syrian President Bashar Assad and discussed recent developments in the country.
Sputnik: You recently met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. What was your general opinion of the man and how accurately is he represented in Western media?
Richard Black: This is the second time that I’ve met with President Assad. We had a 45-minute schedule and we ended up talking for three hours. The last time he was optimistic, he was determined. This time there was almost a spring in his step. He was quite joyous and happy.
I think, like all Syrians, he realizes that unless the West gets involved in a very malign fashion, the War will end rather soon. I think all Syrians are ready for that, but he seemed very upbeat and very happy.
You asked about how he is portrayed in the media. People in Syria know that he is a very humble individual. There is almost a touch of shyness about him. Incredibly intelligent and very devoted to his people.
He doesn’t have an imperial presidency like we have and many Western countries have. When he suddenly goes to a religious ceremony, whether it’s for the Muslims or the Christians, he drives himself, in his own SUV. He doesn’t have an escort and people love him for this.
There has never been one attempt on President Assad. And he says: if the Syrian people wanted me out, soldiers would march in one day, they would say: Mr. President, it’s time for you to leave, pack up your things, we are going to escort you out; you are no longer the president. And he would say: I accept that, it’s the will of the people.
I do not know any other politician in any country who enjoys the level of popularity of President Assad. I ran into this in the countryside when I talked to shepherds. They would say: “We love our president; you need to let people in the West know how much we are devoted to President Assad.”
Sputnik: What kind of issues did you discuss with Assad? Are you going to pass over any information from the meeting, perhaps, to US officials and lawmakers?
Richard Black: The lawmakers — they tend to listen to the deep state, to the intelligence agencies whose principle purpose in the Syrian war is to create propaganda to deceive the American people about what’s going on.
Of course, we discussed [with Assad] the upcoming battle in Idlib. You know that the Syrian army has recaptured almost all Syria and there is a pocket of ultra-extreme radicals in Idlib.
The people in Idlib live under a domination of these very vicious jihadists. They are headed by an individual named Abjullani. Abjullani was a major figure in Daesh [ISIS]*. He is the top figure for al-Qaeda* in Syria.
If the US were to intervene on the side of the rebels in Idlib, we would be fighting shoulder to shoulder, alongside al-Qaeda, the same group that attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11.
So we did talk about Idlib, we talked about the prospects for the fighting and of course the president’s desire to limit the bloodshed as much as he possibly can.
This has always been his policy throughout the war, unlike when we attacked Mosul and Raqqa and just carpet bombed and indiscriminately killed everyone who was in those cities. They don’t do that in Syria because they are liberating the people.
We talked about the sanctions, the American sanctions and how they prevented people from receiving food, medicines for cancer, for other things.
If we get rid of the sanctions, it would make it so much easier for the refugees to return. We did talk about the refugees and President Assad made it quite clear: he wants all of the Syrians to return to Syria. The main power is the power of a nation. The Syrians are very intelligent, very hard-working. He wants them back.
Sputnik: What about the issue of chemical weapons? Because, of course, it’s been in the media. Western media has been saying that Assad will likely use chemical weapons. Did this issue also come up?
Richard Black: I have studied the Syrian war for seven years. I started studying it because I studied Libya.
What were we attacking Libya for? They never attacked anyone. And that led to the fact that we were capturing Libyan weapons so that we could ship them to Turkey and use them to stage an invasion of Syria.
I’ve studied each of these gas attack provocations and with the exception of Douma, every one of them has been carried out by the terrorists, often in conjunction with Turkey or with other foreign intelligence agencies.
In Douma, there is a very strange situation that has never been disclosed in the media. British intelligence began warning several weeks earlier that there was going to be a gas attack in Douma, that the Syrians were going to carry it out.
And the Tiger Forces of the Syrian army launched an attack from an unexpected direction and they captured the chemical laboratory that the rebels intended to use to stage the gas attack that they would blame on the Syrian government.
The terrorists gave up and the battle progressed; finally the rebels had to surrender. And they staged a false gas attack. There never was a gas attack in Douma.
I know that because a very dear friend of mine, Pearson Short, who works for One America News, which is a fine broadcast system. He happened to be in Damascus at the time and he dashed down with nothing but a taxi driver and interpreter and he went to the place [where] the gas attack was supposedly held.
He questioned many, many ordinary people who had no connection with the government and he said: “What’s happening with the gas attack? Where are the casualties?” And everybody said: “What gas attack? We haven’t heard anything about a gas attack.”
It was all staged and fake. There is sort of a pattern on these things. I began to pick up in the British media about four weeks ago these panic announcements that Syria was going to use gas. To me it’s always a signal that they are about to stage one of these staged gas attacks. I think there’s a very real danger.
No American journalist has ever asked if Syria had gas in the first place. If they were so desperate to use gas, why don’t they use it against the terrorists?
There are 50,000 terrorists in the province of Idlib. Why do they always use them against women with baby strollers and old men? There is no answer to it. It’s irrational. No rational person would believe that this was possible.
Journalists understand there are certain questions that you’d better not ask if you want to have a career in journalism in the US.
I worry very much that there will be a poison gas attack, there’s been actual intelligence released on it. It appears as though British Intelligence MI6 will carry out a staged gas attack; they have already chosen a location that has been disclosed.
They have trained people to fake as if they were victims of gas. Now it’s been disclosed and they may change their plans. We may see a different scenario.
But I think it is very likely that there will be air attacks on the Syrian army; then we will be in a close total alliance with al Qaeda that attacked the US and murdered 3,000 Americans on 9/11.
Sputnik: Did you receive actual assurances from Assad that the Syrian army isn’t using chemical weapons? Because that’s what some people want to hear.
Richard Black: President Assad finds it to be ludicrous the idea that he would ever use it. You recall that the US declared unequivocally, along with the UN, that there were no poison weapons remaining in Syria.
They know if they used poison gas, if they really did it, it would probably provoke an invasion by the West. Syria understands it. They have absolutely nothing to gain, everything to lose.
Each one of these so-called poison gas attacks has been debunked by very credible investigative journalists, people like Seymour Hersh. He has done excellent work on Syria and he has disclosed the fact that these were faked gas attacks.
President Assad has made it clear in both of my discussions with him that there’s no incentive, there’s no earthly reason that Syria would use poison gas.
Sputnik: You have been a vocal critic of US policy towards Syria. Which part of the policy do you disagree with the most and why?
Richard Black: Going all the way back to the time when the US opposed the Soviet Union’s occupation of Afghanistan, we have begun to use terror as a weapon.
We should have learned in Afghanistan that this is a very dangerous weapon. It is like Pandora’s Box: once you open and release the creatures that are in Pandora s box, you can never get them back in.
The CIA, working together with British Intelligence, have repeatedly used the terror weapon to overthrow nations. Our goal is to install a puppet regime.
If we had succeeded in Syria today, Al Qaeda or Daesh [ISIS] would be running Syria from Damascus and the dreaded black and white flag of al Qaeda would fly over the capital.
I don’t think this is what the American people want.
I would say that the worst thing about American foreign policy is that it is deeply entrenched in our foreign policy to use terror as a weapon. The people in the CIA and the State Department have no limits, there is no moral constraint on what they will allow the terrorists to do or encourage them to do.
They’ve [terrorists] been engaged in mass raping of Syrian women, beheadings, crucifixions, amputations, burning of people — all of these things.
And I think in each case, as long as it serves the purpose of regime change and overthrowing the government, installing a puppet government that is satisfactory to Saudi Arabia and some of the other powers in the Middle East — then we’re quite comfortable to do that.
We talk about the war on terror, but we are not waging a war on terror. We are waging a war in which terror is our principal weapon. That is my principal concern with what we are doing in the Middle East.
Sputnik: Senator, you’ve said that you hold consecutive US administrations responsible for the chaos in the Mideast: the destruction in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Do you think that some changes will likely be introduced under the Trump administration?
Richard Black: I had very much hoped that this would be the case when President Trump appointed Michael Flynn as his national security advisor.
I knew Michael Flynn, I knew his advisors; they were people who have an interest in peace. They genuinely opposed terror, they wanted to improve relations with Russia; they saw no reasons for the tensions with Russia.
The Deep State were terrified Michael Flynn might remain the national security adviser.
For this reason they ousted him and successively put in bellicose people like John Bolton and they probably couldn’t find a greater advocate of war than John Bolton.
So at this point I think it is quite questionable if the president will be capable of changing and shifting American policy.
The problem is that he is surrounded by the deep state. We use the term to refer to the elements of the CIA, the State Department, to a smaller extent to the Defense Department, some members of Congress, the Senate.
Not all Senators, of course, but certain key people. John McCain was a good example.
And then we had those think tanks which were typically funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, places like that. They may have a dozen people and their job is to write articles that undermine secular governments and lead to their overthrow.
They encourage wars against different places, so I’m doubtful at this point that President Trump will be able by the force of will to control the deep state. They have immense power; they have limitless money, whether it comes from the US Treasury, Saudi Arabia or other places.
I wish that President Trump would carry out some of his campaign promises that I like very much. He said “I’m going to work with Syria, with President Assad.
“I’m going to diminish tensions with Russia, which isn’t necessary. I’m, going to downgrade NATO.” I agree with all these things and I wish he’d carried them out. I think it would be better for him to do so.
Sputnik: Going back to the immediate issue of the situation in Idlib, Syria. In your view, what could be done to resolve the situation there with minimum casualties among the civilian population and to avoid some malign intervention by forces that do not want to see a settlement in Syria?
Richard Black: Yes, it’s important for people to recognize that the Syrian government needs to liberate the people of Idlib province, even the families of the jihadists who have been moved there.
Many of them are slaves — sex slaves who are simply traded around. A poor Syrian woman is often told by her owner that she will sleep with 10 different men in the next week as a reward for their combat.
These people need to be rescued. The idea that that somehow we would leave the most hideous jihadists, the worst terrorists on earth untouched to prevent the accidental death of some civilians is like if at the end of WWII, we would say: “Well, this final battle for Berlin will result in civilian casualties, so we can’t go after Adolf Hitler because there will be collateral damage and some people will be injured.”
Here we have the Adolf Hitler of terrorism; his name is [Abu Mohammad] Al-Julani. We have a $10 million bounty on al-Julani, so the idea that we would stop and leave all the people of Idlib at the mercy of these Wahhabi jihadists, men who believe that it is their duty to rape women, behead Christians, crucify those who disagree is unacceptable.
No country on earth would simply allow that festering sore. Idlib must be liberated not only for the future of Syria, but for the future of civilized mankind.
If [the jihadists] are allowed to survive, if they are not taken out in Idlib, they’re going to travel to Berlin, to London, to Paris, to Brussels, to New York, to Washington D.C. Their mission is to kill, slaughter those who disagree with their philosophy.
For all of the civilized world, it is central that the battle for Idlib take place. I just pray that somewhere within the British government and the US government we will find some vestige of morality and decency. I served in the US Marine Corps, I was wounded; my radioman was killed beside me.
As Marines, we were told to sing the Marine Corps hymn and part of it said: “We will fight for right and freedom and to keep our honor clean. We are proud to claim the title of the United States Marine.”
I don’t know how we can keep our honor clean if we fight on the side of terrorists who keep women as slaves and compel them to have sex with strangers, filthy, disgusting and hateful people.
This is not keeping our honor clean. I think it is essential to rescue the people of Idlib and exterminate the terrorists.
Sputnik: Senator, if you could perhaps briefly share with us what engagements and meetings you have had in Syria. Obviously you had an opportunity to speak with the local population.
Richard Black: Yes, I went to the battlefront, I went to the scene of one of the greatest battles of modern history, when the terrorists tried to break out of the pocket where they were trapped in Aleppo, the Aleppo pocket.
That was a tremendous battle waged for about a month. Thousands of men died on both sides. Ultimately, the terrorists were defeated. I went to the frontlines, was in a building overlooking the battlefield. There were soldiers with sandbags in small holes with their weapons ready to fire.
I told them to be careful because there are snipers. That was not the first [time] I was fired at by snipers — they have tried to kill me a thousand times and maybe someday they will.
At least I will know I was killed fighting on the right side and defending what is right.
I visited the Syrian parliament and I’d like to mention that contrary to what is presented to the American people, many members of parliament are women, very prominent members and a top adviser to the president, Bhoutaina Shaaban, is a very brave woman and a closest adviser to the president.
Syria has the greatest women’s rights and the greatest religious freedoms of any Arab country. It is truly a model of for any Arab country. If we compare it with our ally, Saudi Arabia, which has virtually no freedoms for women — who are treated more like property.
I also visited with the governor of Aleppo province and I visited the governor of Homs province. This is the second time I’ve been in Homs. I ran around with the governor to places I’ve seen before and it is amazing the progress with rebuilding and cleaning up.
Syrians are very industrious people; they don’t sit around waiting for someone to fix the problem for them. They get out and work. The piles of rubble that were there the last time are completely gone. It is almost a tunnel with shops, the soot is painted over and shops are opening up.
I just walked into one shop at random and it turned out to be a women’s shop and the styles are very impressive, like something you would see in a very fine [shop] in Paris, elegant women’s styles.
I met with religious authorities in the Church of Mary’s Belt that was built 59 years after the death of Jesus.
It has relics — pieces of the belt worn by Mary, the Mother of Jesus. During the invasion by terrorists, they sent a special operations team to find and destroy fragments of Mary’s Belt.
They ripped up the altar but couldn’t find it. They ripped up the walls and they still couldn’t find it. So they ordered the priest to reveal its location and when he refused to do it, they beheaded him.
But the church managed to move the fragments to safety. I was actually able to hold the fragments myself, which was an honor.
Everywhere these terrorists go, they destroy Christian relics and images. In one of the convents that I went to, they had burned it out, they had looted it and they had burned ancient icons that had been there for a thousand years.
Some of the icons were built into the ceiling and the walls with piles and because they couldn’t’ remove those, they went up to the ceiling and they plucked the eyes out of Jesus.
They went over where there was an icon of the Virgin Mary and they plucked the eyes out of the Virgin Mary.
This is the nature of the people that we support. The US pays these people, we arm them and train them, and they go and pluck the eyes of Jesus.
These are hideous people. We saw many things; we met many members of the parliament.
I also met with President [Michel] Aoun of Lebanon and his Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. They are very concerned about the refugee situation because right now, half of Lebanon’s population are refugees.
The reason for the problem and President Assad has made it clear: he wants all the refugees back. He needs them to rebuild Syria. The UN is under pressure from the US, Saudi Arabia, from all the sources of funding and so what they do is that for refugees who have left Syria, they provide financial incentives, money, food, medical attention.
But if they return to Syria, they get nothing. There is a tremendous financial incentive for refugees to stay away. I think this is intentional. It’s an embarrassment to the West to see Syrian refugees pouring back into the country they love.
Nonetheless, despite the fact that we have done this with the United Nations, 150,000 have returned to Aleppo City already, 350,000 have returned to Homs City and some are returning from Lebanon and both Syria and Lebanon are very anxious for all of the refugees to return.
One of the crucial things is that the United States must drop sanctions on Syria because we are blocking them from receiving food and medicine.
International law makes it a war crime to prevent food and medicine from getting into a country, but in a very common fashion we have skirted the law of war by imposing currency controls, so [we say] “You can bring in medicine, you just can’t pay for it.”
I still think it is a violation of the law of land warfare because there is a principle of law that says that you can’t do indirectly what you are prohibited to do directly. We are blocking medicine for cancer, medicine for the old people. I had a woman come up to me with her little girl in her arms.
She said: “Can you help me?” She said, “My child, my daughter and my son need special treatment that’s only available from the United States and they have a disease that affects their legs.”
The mother sat her daughter on the ground and I saw that the little girl’s legs were shaking because she could barely stand up. The woman said it was breaking her heart to know that it is American policy that would probably cause her little girl and her brother to die.
This is because the deep state is insistent on regime change. It is wrong, under the Christian faith, under the Muslim faith, it is sinful and it should be stopped. We should end the sanctions and allow peace to return. The United States is doing nothing.
One-third of our entire national debt was incurred fighting in the Middle East and there is not one single thing that has benefited the American people or American foreign policy from what we have done in the Middle East.
Everything has been destruction, we have left governments in ruins, we have left anarchy in places like Libya, where they have no government at all after seven years and so it is time that we refocus our foreign policy and restore the image of the United States as a good, decent and moral country.
Sputnik: Senator, it’s been a privilege having you with us here at Radio Sputnik. Thank you very much for your insightful input.
Richard Black: Thank you. I enjoyed being with you and I appreciate all of the things that you do and your interest in world peace.
Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban was particularly visible in English-speaking media after the Valentine’s Day 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, when she participated in several television interviews and wrote several op-ed pieces attacking the United Nations probe into Syrian involvement in the murder and insisted that Israel and the United States were responsible for Hariri’s assassination.
In August 2011, the US sanctioned Shaaban together with other five other Syrian officials.
Virginia Senator Richard Black for a conservative antiwar Peace Party president of the US, anyone?
Please read these words of Brother Nathanael again. If any of you think he is being to hard on the evangelical Noahide Apostates, I can guarantee you that he is probably taking it too easy on these boobs. They are worse than the Christ-hating Juden themselves as Henry Ford said.
I grew up with them, attended their “churches” and am still surrounded by them.
And besides, evangelicals seem to love Jews more than they love Jesus.
They’re superstitious, that’s why…thinking that if they “bless” the Jews they’ll get rich and get into heaven.
What a laugh! “Blessing” Christ-Hating JEWS is MUCH different than “Blessing” Abraham and his Seed (singular).
The problem with evangelical Protestants is that they’re superstitious and do NOT know Holy writ.
Jesus Christ does NOT “return to Jerusalem” but returns in glory with all His holy angels, as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even unto the west… …that is, TO THE ENTIRE WORLD, in flaming fire taking vengeance on ALL His enemies.
Rosh Hashanah. Grew up as a Jew and our “teshuvah” was putting $$ for Israel in the tzedakah box. Sang Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, on sabbath. Put us in a ‘zionist’ mood. Israel Lobby Took Root! (Didn’t work on me…)+bn
I have been going to a very rural “Fellowship” evangelical church service along with my wife who wants to attend in support of elderly parents who think the place is great. I can’t take it anymore.
The pastor has already revealed himself as a rapture ranger, end timer, and lover of Talmudic Jewry. They even have a family who shows up with the father and son wearing their yarmulkes/kippas.
Yesterday we were “blessed” with a lesson on the pre-trib rapture and the start of Rosh Hashanah. The preacher had the young boy wearing the kippa come up to the front and blow his shofar in solidarity with the horn blowing Talmudic rabbis in Israhell.
The goyim clapped and obviously loved it. I nearly threw up. They are essentially taught that Christ was a wall humping Talmudic rabbi. It is ALL so biblical the preacher boys tell us. Woe to the one who dares to try to tell otherwise.
The dumb ass evangelicals are going into overdrive on Russia fear mongering, end times lunacy, and Judaizing the services and the feeble minds of those who attend. In the same rural county there is another group of these clowns flying the flag of Israhell outside their building.
I have really tried to stop my commenting here and everywhere else, but after coming home from this hellish experience I tuned in to +BN here and saw what he wrote which described my experience perfectly.
That was more of a blessing I suppose than anything one is going to get around the wanna be Pharisees.
So the Syrian fuhrer runs ISIS (Israhell secret intel service & wife of the Egyptian god of the dead), did 911, and is planning, according to the Jew-owned Wall Street Journal, to gas all the babies in Idlib?
You have reported very well what the Scriptures say about when the fullness of the Gentiles will come, only a few Jews will be saved by faith in Jesus Christ the Nazarene and Galilean.
Jesus Christ does NOT “return to Jerusalem,” but returns in glory with all His holy angels, as the lightning comes out of the east and shines to the west …… that is, FOR ALL THE WORLD, in flaming fire, taking revenge on ALL His enemies.
Thus, there is NO need for a “third temple” for Jesus Christ to return as evangelicals wrongly teach.
Paul was not referring to ALL the Jews, but to those Jews who were part of the “remnant faithful”.
Those Jews who were “infidels” and out of the realm of the “faithful remnant” that Paul called “Dogs,” “Enemies of the Cross,” “Against All Men,” “Shields of the Belly,” and more.
He also stated that “the WRATH of God would come upon them to the extreme,” which occurred in 70 AD and then again in AD 132, all delineated by John of the Apocalypse and detailed by the historian Josephus.
This was not “mercy,” but RETRIBUTION, which will come again upon the wicked Jews.
Paul was writing rhetorically when he declared to the Jews that being a true Jew (”Yehudah” / “praise of God”) came to bear the true circumcision, whose “praise of God and not of men. ” (Both Moses and the prophets called it “circumcision of the heart.)
Paul was writing to the church in Rome of circumcised and uncircumcised believers in Christ. Sometimes he had to deal with the pride of the Jewish Christians who dominated the Christian uncircumcised goy.
The first three chapters of the Epistle to the Romans expound the doctrines that God’s righteousness is available to all-gents and Jews; His faithfulness to all: His judgment upon all who disbelieve - infidelity of Jews and Gentiles; Salvation for all who believe by faith apart from the law.
But as for the passage on “circumcision in Romans 2, Paul, according to the Commentary on the Romans of John Chrysostom, was addressing the Jews within the church of Rome because they were dominating the Gentiles.
Chapters 9 through 11 are dedicated to explaining God’s faithfulness to all: Jews and Gentiles.
Paul describes his personal agony with the unbelief of the vast majority of Jews, inasmuch as reduces the censorship of God’s promises, of which Paul was jealous, and his admiration for the gentiles, who had nothing in the way of the divine gifts and advantages that were given to Israel. He then covers the sovereign will of God and human free will in response; and the destiny of the Jews and the Gentiles.
In Romans 9: 6-13, Paul states clearly that “Not all Israel are Israel,” but it presents the doctrine of who is the true Israel. The people of God are the people of faith. It is faith in Christ that makes the Church the true Israel of God and “heirs of promise” (Galatians 6: 14,15,16) - heirs of the covenant of blood that God did with Abraham.
God’s promises to Abraham and his covenant of faith sealed with blood were made when he was uncircumcised - in other words, a goy - destined to become the “Father of many nations” naturally and through his future future son in the flesh, Jesus the Christ.
The Apostle Paul reiterates something of this again in his epistle to the church of Galatians 3:16 to 29.
This is what John Chrysostom and other ancient Fathers of the Church teach.
The Fathers of the Church teach that only a remnant of Jews before the Second Coming of Christ will attain salvation by believing in Christ and holy baptism.
With the advent of Israel as a “racial state,” it is quite impossible for the Jews of the world renounce their “Judaism” and join the Church.
That remnant gets smaller every day.
And furthermore, evangelicals seem to love the Jews more than they love Jesus.
Because? They are superstars, that is why … thinking that if they “bless” the Jews, they will be rich and they will go to heaven.
What a laugh! “Blessing” Judeus is VERY different from “Blessing” Abraham and his Seed (singular) - Galatians 3:16.
Paul, (if you want to continue referring to him), states that the “seed of Abraham” are those who “walk in his steps” and are those “beaten in Jesus Christ”.
The problem with evangelical Protestants is that they are superstars and do NOT know the Sacred Scriptures.
QUESTION: If the Jews do not persist in unbelief, they may be grafted into the Israel of God. “The curse of the Jews will soon expire”?
I write back: Where do you get it? Emotional caprices again?
The Curse of the Jews, which includes the “Curse of Desolation” pronounced on the Jews by the Christ continues:
“Your house is desolate until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,’ that is, confessing Jesus as the Messiah.
It is when the Jews do not persist in unbelief.
ONLY a remnant of Jews, the parents of the church teach, will come to Christ before his second coming.
Middle East Monitor: Israel NGO: Settlers and soldiers conduct ‘joint assaults’ on Palestinian village
Israeli soldiers are joining settlers in attacks on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, according to human rights NGO B’Tselem.
The village of ‘Urif, which is located near Nablus, lies in close proximity to the notorious settlement of Yitzhar, established in 1983.
All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law, and described by international human rights groups as part of an inherently discriminatory regime.
According to B’Tselem, the Palestinian residents of ‘Urif “have been suffering for years from repeated attacks by settlers”, with most attacks taking place “in farmland close to the village water tower, which is situated some 500 metres from its easternmost homes”.
Read: Jewish extremist Rabbi among 117 settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque
In recent months, moreover, the Israeli human rights group “has documented three attacks by settlers in the area, some of which included the active participation of soldiers”.
In March, “settlers assaulted residents of the village,” while the Israeli occupation forces “who accompanied them shot and killed one resident and injured a boy aged 14”. In April, settlers cut down 57 trees on ‘Urif’s land and vandalised vehicles.
In June, “settlers injured a shepherd and assaulted other residents, while soldiers joined in the attack, injuring another resident,” B’Tselem added.
Since then, the NGO continued, there have been four more documented incidents of settlers and soldiers assaulting ‘Urif residents, torching fruit trees and vandalising cars.
Read: Israeli Jewish settlers raze Palestinian lands near Ramallah
These repeated attacks “are intended to usurp ever-increasing areas of Palestinian land and to annex the land de facto to the settlements”, said B’Tselem, with the result that Palestinians “lose not only their land but also their livelihood.”
In addition, the conduct of Israeli forces, “providing guarding services for the assailants and actively participating in attacks”, part of what B’Tselem describes as a “violent routine”, sends Palestinians “a message of complete disregard for their lives, safety and property”.
B’Tselem added that the violence experienced by Palestinians in ‘Urif, and other communities, “is part of an integrated policy which sees the state, through the military and the settlers – engaging in continued efforts, over time, to dispossess as many Palestinians as possible, driving them to leave their land ‘voluntarily’ so that it can be seized.”
Sputnik: Staged Filming of Mock ‘Chemical Attacks’ Has Begun in Idlib - Russian MoD
As the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation reported, all the fake footage of “chemical attacks,” designed to facilitate the implication of Syrian government forces, is expected to be sent to different TV channels before the end of the day.
“According to the information received from inhabitants of Idlib province, militants are now filming a staged provocation in the city of Jisr al-Shugur, where “chemical weapons” are depicted as being used by the Syrian army against civilians.
The film crews of several Middle Eastern TV channels arrived in Jisr al-Shugur in the morning, as well as the regional affiliate of one of the main American television news networks,” the Reconciliation Center said.
The Russian military added that the militants had brought two containers loaded with a chlorine-based toxic substance to Jisr al-Shughur to make the provocation seem “natural.”
“The plot envisages staged scenes showing ‘activists’ from the Civil Defense (”White Helmets”) ‘helping’ the residents of Jisr al-Shughur after the Syrian army allegedly used the so-called barrel bombs with poisonous substances,” the center said.
Later in the day, Syrian human rights activist and public figure Ammar Jamal has confirmed to Sputnik that a group of 30 representatives of the White Helmets had arrived to Idlib to organize a provocation. According to human rights activists, the White Helmets arrived on Tuesday morning with tanks with an unknown gas. At the moment, they are located on a grain storage site.
The information follows Sunday’s Wall Street Journal report that the US Defense Department might be mulling the idea of striking Russian or Iranian military forces aiding the Syrian government if they were to launch an assault on Idlib. The report added that the United States would specifically decide whether to strike Russian air defense installations.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government has pledged to drive the remaining terrorists out of Idlib and has begun taking steps toward full-scale military operations in the territory.
The Russian Ministry of Defense warned about the forthcoming false flag provocation, which will involve a staged chlorine gas attack, on August 26.
Later, the ministry said that the results of this provocation could be used by the Western coalition forces as an excuse to launch another missile strike against the Syrian government.
The United States, the Russian Defense Ministry noted, has been deploying the relevant forces to Syria. In late August, the American destroyer USS The Sullivans arrived in the Persian Gulf carrying 56 cruise missiles, and a US Air Force B-1B strategic bomber, equipped with 24 air-to-surface JASSM cruise missiles, was redeployed to El-Udeid Airbase in Qatar.
If coalition forces strike, it won’t be the first time they will have targeted Syrian government positions after citing alleged chemical attacks by the Syrian government.
On April 14, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched over 100 missiles at multiple targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma that reportedly took place on April 7.
The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons and said that the Jaish al-Islam terror group staged the attack in order to summon a foreign intervention in the country.
A&E911: Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani: The First Government Officials to Dismiss the Idea of Controlled Demolition on 9/11
Ted Walter September 11, 2018
One of the more perplexing aspects of 9/11 is how the public was so quickly and thoroughly convinced that the airplane impacts and ensuing fires—and not the explosions that so many witnesses reported—had caused the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.
People who have only a passing familiarity with the historical record of 9/11 might assume, understandably, that everyone has always believed, from day one, that the towers came down as a direct result of the airplane impacts.
Closer examination of the record, however, shows that officials in at least three government agencies responsible for responding to the attacks—the White House, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY)—said they suspected that the buildings had been brought down with explosives.
In addition, many individuals in the news media commented throughout the morning that explosives appeared to be involved.
For anyone attempting to quell suspicions that explosives were used, the simplest tactic would have been to trust that as soon as Al Qaeda was blamed for the attacks—which it was, within hours after the event—members of the media and government would conclude that Muslim terrorists would not have been able to plant explosives in the buildings without being detected; ipso facto, explosives could not have been used to bring them down.
The clearest example of someone ignoring their initial observation after learning the official narrative was structural engineer Ronald Hamburger, who worked for FEMA on the first official investigation of the collapses.
Hamburger told The Wall Street Journal on September 19, 2001, “‘It appeared to me that charges had been placed in the building.’ . . . Upon learning that no bombs had been detonated, [Hamburger said,] ‘I was very surprised.’”
But in response to all those people who early on voiced their suspicion that explosives had brought down the Twin Towers—before the official narrative was promulgated—anyone needing to quell suspicions about controlled demolition would find it necessary to gently dismiss such concerns.
‘It just pancaked’
One government official who openly speculated about the possibility of explosives being used at the World Trade Center was Eric Edelman, Vice President Dick Cheney’ Deputy Chief of Staff on 9/11. He was in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) with his boss as the events unfolded that morning.
“Some of us, when the Trade Center came down, and then the second one came down, some of us I think were a bit stunned by how, the way it came down. As you recall from seeing the tapes, it almost looked like (inaudible) charges on each floor to bring it to the ground. Some of us were speculating that maybe, you know, there was some kind of charge on the ground or in the building. You know, we were dealing with all sorts of speculation.
“But [Cheney] basically said, well, just the way it looks to me, it just pancaked and (inaudible), top (inaudible) came down; just pancaked the rest of the building. His sense of all this was pretty impressive, I have to say—not just because I work for him.”
It is impossible to know whether Cheney had inside information on the Twin Towers’ demolition and was intentionally steering his colleagues away from that suspicion or whether he was reacting genuinely to what he observed.
Either way, given that he had unprecedented power in the White House and that he was the man in charge on 9/11, his instant dismissal of the possibility of controlled demolition undoubtedly had some effect on the direction of various investigations that were just getting underway.
Of course, one of those investigations was being conducted by the FBI. Later that day, FBI Director Robert Mueller [took office just a week before-Kj] would join Cheney in the PEOC.
It just so happens that the FBI’s “working theory” of the attacks was that explosives had been used to bring down the Twin Towers. We know as much, because USA Today correspondent Jack Kelley provided this report on the day of 9/11:
Kelley: “Apparently, what appears to have happened is that at the same time two planes hit the building, that the FBI most likely thinks that there was a car or truck packed with explosives underneath the building which also exploded at the same time and brought both of them down.”
USA Today Anchor: “Now that’s the first time we’re hearing that. So two planes and explosives that were in the building, is that correct?”
Kelley: “That is the working theory at this point. That is still unconfirmed, but that is what the FBI is going on at this point.”
But at some point and for some unexplained reason, the FBI apparently abandoned its “working theory.”
‘We don’t know of an additional explosion’
Had the FBI continued to pursue the explosives theory, it would have been corroborated by many officials and firefighters in the FDNY. Consider that at around 11:55 AM, approximately 90 minutes after both towers had disappeared from the New York skyline, NBC’s Pat Dawson gave this extensive report on his conversation with the FDNY’s Deputy Assistant Chief of Safety, Albert Turi:
Dawson: “Just moments ago I spoke to the Chief of Safety for the New York City Fire Department, who was obviously one of the first people here on the scene after those two planes were crashed into the side—we assume—of the World Trade Center towers, which used to be behind me over there.
“Chief Albert Turi told me that he was here just literally 10 or 15 minutes after the events that took place this morning, that is, the first crash. …
“[He] told me that shortly after 9 o’clock he had roughly 10 alarms, roughly 200 men in the building trying to effect rescues of some of those civilians who were in there, and that basically he received word of a possibility of a secondary device—that is, another bomb going off.
“He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could, but he said that there was another explosion which took place. And then an hour after the first hit here, the first crash that took place, he said there was another explosion that took place in one of the towers here.
“So obviously, according to his theory, he thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building. One of the secondary devices he thinks, that took place after the initial impact, he thinks may have been on the plane that crashed into one of the towers. The second device he thinks, he speculates, was probably planted in the building.”
Turi was just one of many in the FDNY to suspect that explosives were planted in the Twin Towers. Others included firefighters Tyrone Johnson and Jimmy Grillo, whose battalion was stationed in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel as they witnessed explosions coming from the neighboring towers. They gave this account just after the collapse of both towers:
Johnson: “We was in an explosion. We was in the lobby and it—the third explosion, the whole lobby collapsed on us. . . .”
Reporter: “Was that a secondary explosion?”
Johnson: “Yes, it was. Definitely a secondary explosion. Because we was inside waiting to go upstairs, and on the way upstairs, the whole fucking thing blew. . . .
“Everybody was inside the building waiting to go upstairs, and it just let loose. Everything just let loose inside the building.”
Reporter: “So what you’re telling me is that there was a plane, whatever hit the building, and then the secondary explosion?”
Johnson: “It was like three explosions after that. We came in there after the fire. We came when the fire was going on already. We was in the staging area inside the building, waiting to go upstairs. Then the explosions. Then the whole lobby collapsed inside. . . .”
Grillo: “People don’t understand. There may be more. Any one of these fuckin’ buildings could blow up. This ain’t done yet.”
More than 100 other FDNY personnel, who were stationed outside the towers, said they, too, witnessed phenomena they believed to be explosions—or they surmised that the towers had been brought down with explosives. A small sampling of those eyewitness accounts includes Captain Karin Deshore, Fire Marshal John Coyle, and Firefighter Christopher Fenyo:
Deshore: “Somewhere around the middle of the World Trade Center, there was this orange and red flash coming out. Initially it was just one flash. Then this flash just kept popping all the way around the building and that building had started to explode.
“The popping sound, and with each popping sound it was initially an orange and then red flash came out of the building and then it would just go all around the building on both sides as far as I could see. These popping sounds and the explosions were getting bigger, going both up and down and then all around the building.”
Coyle: “I thought it was exploding, actually. That’s what I thought for hours afterwards . . . because the debris from the tower had shot out far over our heads. . . . Everybody I think at that point still thought these things were blown up.”
Fenyo: “At that point [after the collapse of the South Tower] a debate began to rage because the perception was that the building looked like it had been taken out with charges. . . .
[M]any people had felt that possibly explosives had taken out 2 World Trade, and officers were gathering companies together and the officers were debating whether or not to go immediately back in or to see what was going to happen with 1 World Trade at that point.”
Despite the fact that most members of the fire department thought the buildings were leveled with explosives—and many of them had directly witnessed what they believed were explosions—Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik both denied having any information about secondary explosions at a press conference that afternoon, with FDNY Commissioner Thomas Van Essen standing by their side:
Reporter: “Do you know anything about the cause of the explosions that brought down the two buildings yet? Was it caused by the planes or by something else? There were second explosions.”
Mayor Giuliani: “We believe it was caused by the after effects of the planes hitting the buildings. We don’t know of an additional explosion after that.” (While Giuliani is talking, he turns to Kerik, who shakes his head and appears to mutter the words, “No, nothing like that.”)
Was this a case of Giuliani, Kerik, and Van Essen simply not being in contact with the Deputy Assistant Chief of Safety and other members of the fire department? Were they truly unaware of the numerous reports of explosions from first responders and civilians—reports so ubiquitous that the journalist who posed the question treated the explosions, as well as the belief that they had brought down the towers, as established fact?
It is safe to say that Giuliani, Kerik, and Van Essen were probably better positioned than any other human beings on 9/11 to receive and make sense of all the eyewitness reports of explosions. Indeed, their roles put them in a perfect position to formulate and announce a coherent narrative of what these witnesses were saying had just happened. Yet they professed to have no knowledge of such information.
Whether or not the mayor and his two commissioners knew more than they were admitting, Giuliani’s assertion that it was the “after effects of the planes hitting the buildings” and not secondary explosions that brought down the Twin Towers was broadcast worldwide to millions of people, including members of the media who were just beginning to assemble an account of what had taken place that morning.
‘Simply the planes hitting the buildings’
A less-known government official who also waved off the idea of explosives bringing down the Twin Towers—but who was equally involved in protecting the nation, New York City, and the World Trade Center from terrorist attacks—was counterterrorism expert Jerome Hauer.
According to his biography on the Chertoff Group website, Hauer was “Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for National Security and Emergency Management during the events of September 11, 2001 and the nation’s anthrax crisis.”
Mere months earlier, in January 2001, Hauer had been hired to run a new crisis management group at Kroll Associates, the security consulting firm that had designed the security system for the World Trade Center complex in response to the 1993 bombing.
And before that, from 1996 to 2000, he had been Mayor Giuliani’s Director of the New York City Office of Emergency Management. In fact, under Hauer’s watch, the OEM installed its Emergency Operations Center on the 23rd floor of World Trade Center Building 7 in June 1999.
On the morning of 9/11, Hauer was a guest on CBS News with Dan Rather, who, like many other television anchors and reporters, speculated that the buildings had come down due to explosives. Their conversation went like this:
Rather: “Based on what you know—and I recognize we’re dealing with so few facts—is it possible that just a plane crash could have collapsed these buildings, or would it have required the sort of prior positioning of other explosives in the building? What do you think?”
Hauer: “No, my sense is that just, one, the velocity of the plane and the fact that you have a plane filled with fuel hitting that building that burned. The velocity of the plane certainly had an impact on the structure itself. And then the fact that it burned, and you had that intense heat, probably weakened the structure as well. And I think it was simply the planes hitting the buildings and causing the collapse.”
Taken together, we have the two government officials most responsible for directing the response to 9/11—Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani—dismissing the notion of controlled demolition within hours after the event. Add to them a man—Jerry Hauer—whose job at various times was to plan for terrorist attacks against the nation, the city, and the World Trade Center complex itself.
It’s possible that all three of them were reacting candidly to what they observed and to the information available to them. If that’s the case, it’s quite unfortunate. Each was in a position to shape the course of ongoing investigations, and it’s undeniable that an unbiased investigation would not have ruled out the possible use of explosives at that point in time.
It’s also possible that one or more of them knew in advance that the Twin Towers were going to be demolished and that they were involved, whether directly or peripherally, in a criminal conspiracy to cover up the murder of thousands of people.
Certainly, we know that a cover-up was carried out in the succeeding months and years. The removal of evidence, the FEMA investigation, the 9/11 Commission Report, and the NIST investigation were key elements of that cover-up. But, looking back, we might wonder if the most critical stage of the entire cover-up was in the minutes and hours immediately following the devastating destruction.
Trump agreed at the time in a telephonic interview on or about Sept 11, 2001.
He explained in this radio interview that a few days after the 1993 WTC bombing, that he and his structural engineer took a look at the damaged building, and describes how strongly built the Towers were.
Trump said the only way to take them down would be explosives.
20 Million Starving Yemenis Are Fueling the Saudi-US-NATO War Machine
Within days of starting the war, Saudi Arabia imposed a total land, air and sea blockade, along with targeting vital agriculture and food supply infrastructure that sustains life for the 29 million Yemenis — all of which constitute war crimes under international law.
The UN estimates that nearly 20 million Yemenis could die of starvation by the end of this year. That’s about 70% of the entire population.
That horrific number includes more than 2 million children who are already going hungry, including 500,000 who are suffering from severe malnutrition.
The people of Yemen have found themselves struggling not only for survival, but for a space in the Western media’s war coverage.
According to UN estimates, a quarter-million men, women, and children could die from the military assault alone should the U.S.-backed coalition continue its invasion of Hodeida. In fact, Saudi warplanes have already bombed buses of refugees fleeing the airstrikes.