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Priest in hot water over “anti-Semitic” slur

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Reverend Oscar Belli of Argentina quoted as saying during sermon, ‘Jews are such liars that they have their souls rotten to the bones’

Reverend Oscar Belli, a well-known and respected Argentinean priest, is in hot water these days after making some anti-Semitic comments during his sermon at the September 25 mass at his Itati Church.

A Jewish woman, Rita Arcusin, who happened to be at the mass only to help her ill friend attend, was shocked to hear Reverend Belli’s comments, which included, “Jews are such liars that they have their souls rotten to the bones.”

Following the mass, Arcusin reported the incident to the Human Rights Provincial Secretary.

Fernando Kohon, chairman of the local Jewish Association, who stated “we did not have any kind of problems with (Belli) before,” said he would meet with the bishop of the diocese to discuss the unfortunate events.

A statement from DAIA, (Delegación de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas), the umbrella organization of the Argentinean community, said that Belli’s comments had “a clear Judeophobic tone.”

“This kind of discriminatory speech does nothing but generate prejudice and calls for intolerance and hatred among Argentineans, preventing the development of full citizenship, respectful of pluralism and diversity,” the DAIA statement said.

The findings of a recent poll organized by DAIA and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows an overall disturbing anti-Semitic trend in Argentina, with 45% of those who responded indicating that they would never marry a Jew,” while 30% “would not live in a neighborhood with a large presence of Jews.”

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Tears of Gaza

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Norway’s 9/11: The Horror Is In The Message

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Unlike many other writers of various political persuasions, I have had great difficulty putting into words my reactions to the recent events in Norway. I hope my comments, though belated, may prove to be of some value.

As you must have read by now, a bomb exploded in central Oslo on the afternoon of July 22, killing eight people. And a few hours later, a shooting rampage decimated a gathering of about 700 people on the picturesque island of Utoeya, northwest of Oslo.

I became aware of the attacks shortly after the explosion but before the shooting started, and I got my first hint that things were not as they appeared when I saw that ABC News, citing U.S. State Department sources, had declared the blast the result of “a vehicle bomb.”

This happened before the Norwegian police were even calling it “a bomb.”

“How,” I asked myself, “could the State Department know more about the cause of the blast than the police who were just starting to investigate it?”

“Watch closely,” an inner voice replied, “and you may find out.”

So I watched and read and listened and learned.

Bomb damage in Oslo, July 22, 2011

The target of the bomb appears to have been government offices, and the victims of the shooting were attending a camp run by the youth wing of the Labor Party. And the bombing and the shooting were the work of one man, Anders Behring Breivik, who planned the assault for nine years without any outside help, and pulled it off without any apparent source of significant income.

The shooting spree lasted more than an hour, even though the police had been alerted. They couldn’t reach the island quickly because no helicopters were available, and no helicopters were available because all the helicopter crews were on holiday simultaneously. So the police approached by road and inflatable raft instead. But they overloaded the raft and it began to sink, so it took more than one try before they could reach the island. And still, they say they made the quickest response anyone could have asked for.

Even though multiple eyewitnesses described bullets coming from multiple directions, and some spoke of a shooter with dark hair, the blond-haired Breivik, who arrived on the island wearing a police uniform, acted completely alone, according to the Norwegian authorities. Therefore it should come as no surprise that all his court appearances will be held in secret, to prevent him sending coded messages to his accomplices.

In polite company, it may be considered improper to ask how the lone nut killer obtained a police uniform. Did the police search his residence? Did they find a sewing machine? Solitary psychos must sew their own uniforms, no? They can’t get them anywhere else, can they? Not if they want to remain “lone” nuts!

After killing more than 60 campers, Breivik reportedly called the police, who arrived promptly and arrested him without a fight. The story is getting more and more credible as it develops, is it not?

The killer allegedly left a 1500-page manifesto, some of which was plagiarized from the Unabomber and some of which refers to modern writers who take extreme anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant positions. Although Breivik was Norwegian, the manifesto is mostly about other countries. There’s not much about Norway itself. And it’s in fluent English, which has made certain people wonder.

Bomb damage in Oslo, July 22, 2011

The manifesto was reportedly emailed to250 of the lone nut’s closest associatesjust before the attacks, and discovered online shortly afterward. In it, the author claims to have traveled extensively, although no record can be found ofBreivik ever earning substantial income. How could he afford all that travel? Alas, we are getting ahead of ourselves.

When the story broke, many mainstream “news services” jumped to the immediate conclusion that the carnage was the work of al Q’aeda. Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid, The Sun, ran a front page headline saying as much, and calling the episode “Norway’s 9/11.” For words such as these, the mainstream operators were heavily criticized, even though the claim appears to have been substantially correct.

The suspect, who has been “strikingly calm” according to the police, appears to be a brain-damaged patsy. The story being told by the victimized government is full of internal contradictions and dotted with assertions that cannot possibly be said to make any sense. The mainstream media are busy echoing the official tale with blatant disregard for its lack of provenance, having made no discernible attempt to verify any of it. And many so-called “investigative reporters” and “dissident bloggers” are doing the very same thing, even though some of the self-incriminating evidence Breivik supposedly posted on the Internet did not appear until the day after he was arrested. It’s 9/11 all over again, but on a different stage and in a different language.

And, just as in the aftermath of 9/11, reports almost everywhere have been full of transparently obvious nonsense.

Bomb damage in Oslo, July 22, 2011

As one example among many, consider the following, written by Peter Beaumont in The Guardian of July 23:

Norwegian police said that the individual believed responsible for the shooting in Utøya, a 32-year-old Norwegian man, was also spotted in Oslo before the bombing there.

The targeted nature of the attacks at both government offices and the Labour party youth camp both suggest a more political agenda rather than an attempt to create widespread terror.

Norwegian news reports said that police did not think the attacks were linked to international terrorism and that it was more likely directed at the current political system.

There were reports that the gunman responsible for the attack on PM Jens Stoltenberg’s party youth camp on the island of Utøya was blond haired and Nordic looking – allegations still yet to be confirmed.

This suggests the attack might have been the work of an individual or individuals closer in outlook to the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh driven by their own ideology, a theory backed up by a Norwegian police official who told the Associated Press the man suspected of the attacks does not appear to be linked to Islamist terrorism. He went on to say that the attacks probably have more in common with the 1995 attack on a US federal building in Oklahoma City than the September 11 2001 attacks.

The suspect appeared to have acted alone, he said, and “it seems like that this is not linked to any international terrorist organisations at all.” He added that the investigation is still ongoing and that things can change.

Did you catch all that? Top marks if you did; it’s spinning in so many different directions simultaneously that it’s tough to catch any of it. So let’s go slowly:

The targets of the attacks suggest a political agenda, rather than an attempt to create widespread terror. Why? Apparently because the fear generated by attacks on office buildings and defenseless children would not be widespread, provided the buildings and the children were connected to a political party.

Anders Breivik, the blond suspect

Even though allegations that the gunman was blond haired and Nordic looking were still unconfirmed, a Norwegian police official had already told the Associated Press that the suspect appeared to have acted alone. How did the police know this? Maybe they had been tipped off by one of the hundreds of people to whom Breivik emailed his manifesto.

All of the above certainly explains why the police could say, “it seems … this is not linked to any international terrorist organisations at all,” before journalists could even obtain confirmation of the color of the suspect’s hair. It all makes perfect sense if you look at it from a certain angle.

Some people may think it’s a remarkable coincidence that the police, who couldn’t get a SWAT team to the scene of a massacre in less than an hour, could say almost immediately where the killer was seen before the attacks began, let alone that he apparently had no accomplices. It’s probably also a coincidence that police conducted a bomb-scare terror drill and that suspicious sewer work was reported being done on Wednesday, in the very place where the bomb went off on Friday.

What can we make of all these strange coincidences? My understanding of the events in Norway has been colored by some of the writers I have been accustomed to reading, and my understanding of those writers has been colored to a certain extent by their coverage of the events.

In the blogosphere, I started, as I usually do, with Chris Floyd, whose site, Empire Burlesque, has been a great source of information and inspiration as long as it has existed. Floyd’s one and only piece on the subject, “Fade to White: The Tender Treatment of Christian Terror,” was posted the day after the attacks, and it reads:

There is not much to say about the horrific events in Norway, beyond this general observation. If a white, Christian nationalist carries out such atrocities, then he is, inevitably and always, a “lone nut,” an outlier, emblematic of nothing but his own individual lunacy. But if a Muslim — or any person of color or non-white ethnicity — does anything similar (or indeed, far less serious in scope), why then, that perpetrator is emblematic of an entire race or religion or ethnic group: a group which must then be laid under collective suspicion, and collective harrasment, by the “security” forces (and the chattering classes) of the West.

In the coming days, we will hear much about the tormented psychology of the Norwegian terrorist … who, as Glenn Greenwald notes, will no longer be known as a “terrorist” at all — precisely because he is white, Christian and a “patriot.”

I agree with almost all of this. But in my opinion, there is a great deal to say about these horrific events.

The piece by Glenn Greenwald to which Floyd linked was called “The omnipotence of Al Qaeda and meaninglessness of ‘Terrorism’” and it primarily concerned itself with tracking the early mainstream coverage of the attacks. All such coverage, needless to say, assumed that 9/11 was done by bearded Muslim madmen in caves half a world away who couldn’t even talk to one another on their cell phones without the NSA knowing what they were saying, but who somehow outsmarted the largest security apparatus ever built and outmanoeuvered the laws of physics to demolish three buildings with just two airplanes.

All such coverage, needless to say, is worthless, as are the propaganda organs which produced it. How anyone could analyze such nonsense every day, without ever mentioning that it is nonsense, is beyond me. But this could be one of the reasons why Glenn Greenwald has a huge audience whereas I do not.

In an earlier post called “The Oslo attacks,” Greenwald had taken the New York Times to task for its description of Norway, writing:

Most media accounts express bafflement that Norway would be the target of such an attack given how peaceful it is; The New York Times, for instance, said “the attacks appeared to be part of a coordinated assault on the ordinarily peaceful Scandinavian nation.” This is simply inaccurate. Norway is a nation at war — in more than just one country.

Far from grasping the NYT‘s point that Norway is fittingly described as “ordinarily peaceful” because gun violence is not rampant in its cities (unlike some countries one could name), and mass murder there was formerly very rare (ahem), Greenwald continued by documenting Norway’s relatively minor involvement in Afghanistan and Libya, and wrote:

I simply do not understand this bafflement being expressed that Norway — of all countries — would be targeted with violence.

Regardless of the justifications of these wars — and Norway is in both countries as part of a U.N. action — it is simply a fact that Norway has sent its military to two foreign countries where it is attacking people, dropping bombs, and killing civilians. Historically, one reason not to invade and attack other countries is because doing so often prompts one’s own country to be attacked. Western nations typically only attack countries that are incapable of responding in kind, but those nations and their sympathizers are capable of perpetrating asymmetrical attacks of the sort that Oslo just suffered.

I cannot argue with Greenwald’s other main point — one so obvious that in a sane world it would not even require a mention — that our media take a different approach to violence inflicted byWestern countries than to violence inflicted upon Western countries.

But I can argue with part of his conclusion, which runs:

[O]ur own country and those in alliance with it — unintentionally or otherwise — replicate the horror that took place in Oslo in countless places around the world with great regularity, and that requires at least as much attention and discussion as the Oslo attacks are sure to receive.

Specifically, I don’t understand how the horrors our countries inflict on others could possibly be described as “unintentional.” But I suppose we must consider the source, the audience, and the platform.

However, my primary area of disagreement in this instance lies in the way Greenwald speculatively connects the attacks on Norway to the wars in Afghanistan and Libya, without mentioning that these wars were instigated and are driven from places like Washington, London, and Tel Aviv (which would be more likely targets for anyone seriously seeking retribution), or that Norway has obviously been, like many other small European countries, dragged into foreign entanglements reluctantly, pressured by the usual extortions and lies about membership in NATO and the UN, and itching to get out.

With respect to Libya, Greenwald’s “connection” was especially spurious, because even as the war instigators were saying it might take a year or longer to effect the changes they desire, the Norwegians had already announced the imminent end of their participation in slaughter of innocent Africans.

But then again, we must consider the source and the platform. Unfortunately for the audience, in order to offer a more credible explanation for why Norway might have been so brutally attacked, one must grasp the third rail of American politics. This, as Glenn Greenwald has shown repeatedly, he will not do.

I certainly agree with William Blum, who wrote:

Amidst all the sadness and horror surrounding the massacre in Norway, we should not lose sight of the fact that “peaceful little Norway” participated in the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999; has deployed troops in Iraq; has troops in Afghanistan; and has supplied warplanes for NATO’s bombing of Libya. The teenagers of those countries who lost their lives to the US/NATO killing machine wanted to live to adulthood and old age as much as the teenagers in Norway. With all the condemnation of “extremism” we now hear in Norway and around the world we must ask if this behavior of the Norwegian government, as well as that of the United States and NATO, is not “extremist”.

But to explain the significance of “Norway’s 9/11,” one must delve much deeper.

Breivik (or someone who looks a

bit like him) in a mock military uniform.

William Blum has compiled and continues to enlarge an agonizingly long and detailed compendium of CIA black ops — crimes against democracy and crimes against humanity committed over the decades and all around the world. But he still accepts the official lies about “America’s 9/11.” Apparently he has trouble recognizing a black op when he sees one unfolding.

An even less astute analysis came from another longstanding favourite, Bob Koehler, who wrote:

Young adults — teenagers — being stalked and methodically murdered at their bucolic summer camp on Utoya Island in Norway. In God’s name, why?

This is the question we ask instantaneously, with sucked-in breath. Why? The question is bigger than any answer we make up. The killer, Anders Behring Breivik, had an agenda, of course. The Utoya murders, along with the deaths meted out by the bomb he detonated in Oslo a short while earlier — 76 victims in all — were explicit political killings; but first, they were the product of some psycho-social kink in the human condition … Anders Behring Breivik is our creation.

Koehler’s column is, like many others, utterly devoid of skepticism. Worse, in my opinion, it incorrectly tries to assign the blame for this monstrous attack, it claims without proof that the question is bigger than any possible answer, and it implies that the only available answers are those we “make up.”

Well, no! Bob, I’m sorry! Anders Behring Breivik is not my creation! Neither is he yours! Please do what you ask and expect of real journalists: look at your sources to see whether they make any sense, and whether what they say is verifiable, before you go any further. This outrage is not my fault. It’s not yours, either. Rather than labeling the killer “our creation,” guys like you should be trying to figure out whose fault it really is, rather than simply pointing fingers at the mainstream media for pinning the blame on al Q’aeda.

It’s been almost 10 years since ordinary Americans first heard of al Q’aeda, and if they are still inclined to link outrageously brutal terrorism with Muslim madmen, that reflects nothing so much as the failure of our allegedly dissident writers. We didn’t expect the war-cheerleaders to stop in the middle of their blood-orgy and tell us the truth themselves, did we?

A large part of the horror of “America’s 9/11” became visible in the aftermath, when, one after another, supposedly dissident writers, who were then thought of as leaders of the purported anti-war movement, published vicious screeds attacking the people who were questioning the official story of those attacks. Another part of the horror came more gradually, with the slow realization that certain writers were never going to mention doubts about the official story at all, much less tackle them.

To see so many intelligent people accepting without question another blatantly ridiculous official story about another politically-motivated mass murder was not especially surprising — after all, it’s been ten years. But, seriously: What has Norway been doing lately to tick off powerful people? Why is this question so difficult for people to formulate?

It turns out that the question itself isn’t especially difficult. The problem people are apparently having is with the answer.

Norway has been a reluctant member of NATO’s foreign expeditions. Norway owns and manages its own natural resources. Norway has refused to join the EU. And Norway has been a major thorn in the side of Israel

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store was met by demands that

Norway must recognize a Palenstinian state when he visited the

Labour Youth League summer camp on July 21. (Reuters)

From boycotting Israeli goodsto divesting from joint Norwegian-Israeli enterprises; from resisting pro-Israeli propaganda merchants to barring investment by Israeli companies; from sponsoring education about Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians to calling for Israeli leaders to be tried for their crimes; from offering to recognize a Palestinian stateto threatening to attack Israelin the event of another attack on Gaza or the West Bank (using the same logic currently in play in Libya), Norway has been leading a growing worldwide campaign to stand up for the victims in the region, rather than the aggressors. The Labor Party has been prominent in that effort, and the youth of the party have been especially committed — committed to supporting some of the most forsaken people on Earth.

Let us review, shall we? Supposedly to atone for crimes committed by Germans, the people of Palestine have been forced off their land, penned up in open-air concentration camps, cut off from normal life by walls and checkpoints, and terrorized by armed Israeli madmen who shoot first and ask no questions.

Their groves, to which they are almost always denied access, are being burnt and ripped up and converted into settlements in which the rightful owners are unwelcome at gunpoint. Their land and water have been stolen, their freedom of movement has been curtailed, and many thousands of them have been killed. But this is not enough for their oppressors, who now usedeadly force against peaceful people who wish to bring them assistance.

And nobody is supposed to read about any of this, and nobody is supposed to write about any of this, except for propaganda outlets who deny that the Palestinians are oppressed, or that they are people, or who claim it’s their own fault. And anybody who dares to criticize Israeli policy is anti-Semitic.

For that reason, members of the mainstream audience will never have access to the idea that the attack on Norway may have been a scripted event, a prefabricated act of terror in which Anders Breivik was a pawn of forces larger than he could ever imagine.

To some people, it will always remain an inexplicable act of madness, a psycho-social kink in the human condition, horrible and insane and ultimately meaningless. There are even some writers arguing that any attempt to find meaning in the Norway massacre is a sign of an unhinged mind.

If that is the case, I am proud to be unhinged. Ultimately, I have no choice, because the meaning of the massacre is as clear to me as it apparently is to some Norwegians, such as the Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, who seemed to be speaking to a foreign audience when he said:

I have a message to the people who attacked us, and those behind them. This is a message from all of Norway:

You will not destroy us.

You will not destroy our democracy nor our quest for a better world. We are a small nation, but we are a proud nation.

No one shall bomb us into silence or shoot us into silence. Nothing will frighten us out of being Norway.

This night we will comfort each other, talk with each other, and stand together. Tomorrow we will show the world that Norway’s democracy grows stronger when it is challenged. We shall find the guilty and hold them responsible.

If Jens Stoltenberg believed the guilty had already been found, he would not have been speaking in such terms, would he? He seemed to be responding to a secret message, rather than reacting to the crime which the police and media have described.

But the message was no secret.

You will go along with the program. You will send your troops where we tell you,you will buy foreign products regardless of ethical considerations, you will stop supporting the vermin we are trying to eradicate, and under no circumstances will you threaten anyone.

Otherwise we will bomb your offices and kill your children.

We will do it on a famous anniversary, but it in such a way that no direct evidence leads back to us.

We will do it in a way that shows your police are thoroughly compromised and no use to you at all. We will do it in a way that exacerbates tensions between Christians and Moslems. And we will do it in a way that lends credibility to those who would trash the best features of your open, democratic society.

We will cover our tracks with a lame distraction which will confirm quite clearly — to those with eyes to see — that the entire world’s “news” media are in our pocket. And most of your friends and neighbors — including many who should know better — will play along with it, if they show any interest at all.

And then … ah, yes: then we will rejoice in your grief!

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Tears of Gaza / Tränen von Gaza – Deutscher Untertitel – Full Doku

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PICTURED: The latest Nazi aggression on Gaza

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Collective Punishment, a warcrime. What did this baby child do? Imagine… this would be YOUR child….

A Palestinian man carries the body of Islam Greagea, a five-year-old boy killed in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Gaza City on August 19, 2011

Gaza medic Adham AbuSamliah:”Israel is using weapons for the first time… difficult to identify bodies and burned flesh of human beings…” So how long is the world going to stay in silence?

Palestinian doctors stand near the body of a man killed in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Gaza City on August 19, 2011.

Palestinians helped carry the wounded into Al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike. Fighter jets bombed Gaza overnight, killing a teenager and injuring five others, Palestinian medical sources said. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinian doctors tend to the injured at Al-Shifa hospital after an overnight Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed a teenager and injured five others. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinian doctors tend to the injured at Al-Shifa hospital after an overnight Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed a teenager and injured five others. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinian doctors tend to the injured at Al-Shifa hospital after an overnight Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed a teenager and injured five others. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinian doctors tend to the injured at Al-Shifa hospital after an overnight Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed a teenager and injured five others. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinian doctors tend to the injured at Al-Shifa hospital after an overnight Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed a teenager and injured five others. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinian doctors tend to the injured at Al-Shifa hospital after an overnight Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed a teenager and injured five others. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinian doctors tend to the injured at Al-Shifa hospital after an overnight Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed a teenager and injured five others. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinians carry a wounded boy into Al-Shifa hospital following an Israeli air raid on Gaza City. — Palestinians helped carry the wounded into Al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike. Fighter jets bombed Gaza overnight, killing a teenager and injuring five others, Palestinian medical sources said. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Palestinians carry a wounded woman into Al-Shifa hospital following an Israeli air raid on Gaza City. — Palestinians helped carry the wounded into Al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike. Fighter jets bombed Gaza overnight, killing a teenager and injuring five others, Palestinian medical sources said. Palestinian Territory. 19th August 2011

Wounded Palestinian men wait for treatment at Shifa hospital in Gaza City, early Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Three blasts shook Gaza early Friday, including one that killed a 13-year-old boy, according to a Gaza hospital official. But the Israeli military did not immediately confirm reports of three more airstrikes targeting a security compound, a home and the area of the smuggling tunnels crisscrossing the Gaza-Egypt border. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

A wounded Palestinian man waits for treatment at Shifa hospital in Gaza City, early Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Three blasts shook Gaza early Friday, including one that killed a 13-year-old boy, according to a Gaza hospital official. But the Israeli military did not immediately confirm reports of three more airstrikes targeting a security compound, a home and the area of the smuggling tunnels crisscrossing the Gaza-Egypt border. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)


A Hamas policeman walks past a damaged government building after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Palestinian men inspect the damage at the scene of an overnight Israeli air raid on Gaza City on August 19, 2011. Israeli fighter jets bombed Gaza, killing a teenager and injuring five people, in retaliation to a series of coordinated attacks on August 18 near the southern Israeli sea resort of Eilat left eight dead. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian woman collects her belongings from a damaged bedroom after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A Palestinian man surveys the damage of his house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Palestinian boy sits inside a car destoyed in an overnight Israeli air raid on Gaza City on August 19, 2011. Israeli fighter jets bombed Gaza, killing a teenager and injuring five people, in retaliation to a series of coordinated attacks on August 18 near the southern Israeli sea resort of Eilat left eight dead. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man surveys the damage in Bin Zayed mosque after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Palestinian man surveys the damage in Bin Zayed mosque after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Palestinian man prays inside the damaged Bin Zayed mosque after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Palestinian man inspects the shattered window frames of a mosque damaged in overnight Israeli air raids on Gaza City on August 19, 2011. Israeli fighter jets bombed Gaza, killing a teenager and injuring five people, in retaliation to a series of coordinated attacks on August 18 near the southern Israeli sea resort of Eilat left eight dead. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians stand over a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Palestinian man sits on rubbles of a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 19, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas security installations in Gaza on Friday, killing at least one Palestinian, in further retaliation for attacks along the Egyptian border in which eight Israelis died. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Palestinian retrieves remains of a munition, said to have been fired by an Israeli helicopter, after it landed in the Mediterranean Sea off the shore of Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israeli helicopter, after it landed in the Mediterranean Sea off the shore of Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinians mourn over the body of 13-year-old boy Mahmoud Abu Samrah during his funeral in Gaza City August 19, 2011. Reuters journalists on Friday saw eight bodies in a Gaza morgue. Medical officials said Abu Samrah was among the dead and that at least 18 people were wounded in Israeli strikes. ( REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Mahmoud Abu Samra, 13, killed in an Israeli airstrike early Friday, during his funeral in Gaza City, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Mahmoud Abu Samra, 13, killed in an Israeli airstrike early Friday, during his funeral in Gaza City, Aug. 19, 2011.. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinian relatives mourn over the body of two-year-old Malek Shaat during his funeral in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, on August 19, 2011. . Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

RAFAH, GAZA – AUGUST 19: Palestinians attend the funerals of six people including PRC secretary-general Kamal al-Neyrab who were killed in an Israeli airstrike on August 19, 2011 in Rafah, Gaza. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

RAFAH, GAZA – AUGUST 19: A Palestinian man attends the funerals of six people including PRC secretary-general Kamal al-Neyrab who were killed in an Israeli airstrike on August 19, 2011 in Rafah, Gaza. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Palestinian relatives carry the body of two-year-old Malek Shaat during his funeral in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, on August 19, 2011. (Photo credit MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man carries the body of two-year-old boy Malek Sha’at during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 19, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man carries the body of two-year-old boy Malek Sha’at during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 19, 2011

A Palestinian mourner carries the body of two-year-old Malek Shaat, who they say was killed in an Israeli airstrike Thursday, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. .(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinian relatives of Khaled Sha’at, a member of an armed Palestinian faction, and his two-year-old son Malek mourn during their funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 19, 2011. . REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian woman mourns over the body of 13-year-old boy Mahmoud Abu Samrah during his funeral in Gaza City August 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians gather around the body of Mahmoud Abu Samra, 13, killed in an Israeli airstrike early Friday, at his family house during his funeral in Gaza City, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

RAFAH, GAZA – AUGUST 19: Palestinians carry a body as they attend the funerals of six people including PRC secretary-general Kamal al-Neyrab who were killed in an Israeli airstrike on August 19, 2011 in Rafah, Gaza. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

RAFAH, GAZA – AUGUST 19: Palestinians attend the funerals of six people including PRC secretary-general Kamal al-Neyrab who were killed in an Israeli airstrike on August 19, 2011 in Rafah, Gaza. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Palestinian mourners carry the bodies of four of the five Popular Resistance Committee militants killed in Israeli air strikes during their funeral in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

A Palestinian man carries the body of two-year-old boy Islam Qreqa during a funeral in Gaza City August 20, 2011. Palestinians said at least nine militants have died in multiple Israeli strikes, as well as two children, one of them Islam Qreqa. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian mourners carry the coffins of Moataz Qouriqa, a commander of Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigade, and his brother during their funeral in Gaza City on August 20, 2011 (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man carries the body of two-year-old boy Islam Qreqa during a funeral in Gaza City August 20, 2011. Palestinians said at least nine resistance fighters have died in multiple Israeli strikes, including two children, one of them Islam Qreqa. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian mourners carry the coffins of Moataz Qouriqa, a commander of Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigade, and his brother Munzer during their funeral in Gaza City on August 20, 2011 (Photo credit MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians survey the damage after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 20, 2011. ~ REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians survey the damage after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 20, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck a resistance outposts in Gaza and Palestinian Resistance fired rockets back on Friday following deadly gun attacks along the desert border with Egypt that have raised tensions between Israel and the new rulers in Cairo. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian man carries the body of two-year-old boy Islam Qreqa during a funeral in Gaza City August 20, 2011. Palestinians said at least nine resistance fighters have died in multiple Israeli strikes, including two children, one of them Islam Qreqa. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians mourn over the bodies of Moataz Qouriqa, a commander of Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigade, his five-year-old son Islam and his brother Munzer during their funeral in Gaza City on August 20, 2011 after all three were killed when Israeli planes launched air strikes in Gaza in retaliation for suspected Islamist militants killing eight Israelis near the Egyptian border. (Photo credit MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians carry the body of Monther Qreqa during his funeral in Gaza City August 20, 2011. Palestinians said at least nine resistance fighters have died in multiple Israeli strikes, as well as two children, one aged two. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian mourners carry the coffins of Moataz Qouriqa, a commander of Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigade, and his brother during their funeral in Gaza City on August 20, 2011 after Israeli planes launched air strikes in Gaza in retaliation for suspects (!) killing eight Israelis near the Egyptian border. (Photo credit MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians mourn over the bodies of Moataz Qouriqa, a commander of Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigade, his five-year-old son Islam and his brother Munzer during their funeral in Gaza City on August 20, 2011 after all three were killed when Israeli planes launched air strikes in Gaza in retaliation for suspects (!) killing eight Israelis near the Egyptian border. (Photo credit MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.

Hamas security men inspect the damage at a Hamas training camp following an Israeli air-strike in Gaza City. Aug 21, 2011

RAFAH, GAZA – AUGUST 21: A young boy plays with a Palestinian flag in a street in Rafah near to the Egyptian border on August 21, 2011

RAFAH, GAZA – AUGUST 21: A young boy plays with a Palestinian flag in a street in Rafah near to the Egyptian border on August 21, 2011

Palestinians inspect the wreckage of a car after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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How many more dead corpses of Palestine’s Children does the international community need to see in order to act?

How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all. How many corpses and traumatized people, does the world need, to stop this ongoing genocide on Palestine, which is happening under the noses of the ignorant kept world for 63 years now.

Ignorance is over. The media silent, but we will not be. 

We will not forget the Shuhada. May they rest in eternal peace. Peace,  which they have never known in this life.

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GLENN BOWMAN @ JEWISH IDENTITY POLITICS’ PANEL DISCUSSION

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GILAD ATZMON

Introduction by Gilad Atzmon: Glenn Bowman had a significant  influence on my thought and understanding of the origin of the exilic nature of Jewish culture & ideology. Here is an opportunity to listen to Bowman comparing  between the Babylonian Jewish exile  and the birth of Zionism in the 19th century. Fascinating material!!

 

 

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KARL SABBAGH ON JEWISH IDENTITY POLITICS’ PANEL DISCUSSION

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GILAD ATZMON

Karl Sabbagh explores the significance of The Wandering Who from political perspective and identity politics.

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Mark Glenn Joined by Palestinian Journalist Sammi Ibrahem

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Eyewitness to Israeli brutality in Gaza–we are honored to be joined by Palestinian journalist Sammi Ibrahem as he recounts some of his personal experiences dealing with God’s Chosen Terrorists during his youth in occupied Gaza.

 

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  1. “God’s Chosen Terrorists”! This is the Ugly Truth!

    Basheer

  2. B.Benhamid says:

    I am confident Brother Sammi Ibrahim was able to touch many hearts and open many eyes. I am looking forward to hear more from this interesting man hopefully real soon.
    Brother Mark be Safe!

  3. SATAN: Basheer, it is half past four in the morning, why are you getting out of bed?
    BASHEER: I would like to sleep, but I am pushed by the usual invisible force or inner impulse to write something, anything after listening to Palestinian Journalist Sammi Ibrahem and Mark Glenn.

    SATAN: But, you know it is useless to write on The Ugly Truth or anywhere else because this world has already gone down the drain a long time ago. People simply won’t listen.
    BASHEER: Yet, I must write because I want to tell the readers how much I hate that interview, and yet it is NECESSARY. This is the most powerful broadcast I have seen Mark Glenn make since I first started listening to him and his guests last year.

    SATAN: Yes, it is true that a few readers of The Ugly Truth do pay attention to what you write, but most hate not only what you write but even you. They show it either by some vicious attacks or by their silence.
    BASHEER: Yes, I know. Some accuse me of telling lies, but they can never prove that I lie.

    SATAN: Why don’t you try and forget about Palestine and all those who are suffering in the world? You have already lived all those horrors before and there is nothing new. You know that Americans are like rabid dogs and that they have shit in their brain, don’t you?
    BASHEER: As a matter of fact, I have always known that all Europeans who support Israel are rabid dogs and that Israel is absolute shit. But, I also know that all Christians, Hindus and Atheists who support Israel are rabid dogs too.

    SATAN: Did you forget the horrors of the Crusades, the Inquisitions, the Mongol invasions, the slave trade, Western Judeo-Christian imperialism and colonialism? Israeli horrors are nothing new!
    BASHEER: Yes, I have forgotten nothing! I even remember quite vividly the recent horrors of all the holocausts perpetrated by the French, British, Soviets, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Americans and Communists in Algeria, Sudan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kashmir, Gujarat, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine and other Muslim countries.

    SATAN: What the Jews have done and are doing to the Palestinians, the Americans, the Soviets, the Hindus, the Communists and the Christians have already done before! And, this will never stop.
    BASHEER: Yes, this too I know. Talking to people who refuse to listen is useless. Talking to people who listen but refuse to act is useless too. Talking to people who listen but act wrongly is useless too. Everybody seems to be fighting for a personal cause or a personal religion and rarely for a universal cause.

    SATAN: I am telling you, Basheer, it is useless and you are wasting your time. Nobody can ever stop what I have started on this earth with GOD’s permission.
    BASHEER: Yes, GOD did allow you to carry out all this mischief on earth. He said so Himself, but warned you that those who submit to Him you will never lead astray. Yet, I am still wondering how a loving and compassionate GOD could do such an abominable thing!

    SATAN: What most people do not know on earth is that I am the greatest believer in GOD of all times. I never failed in my mission to do evil on earth, but humans keep failing in their mission to do good on earth because their faith in GOD is too weak and insincere.
    BASHEER: This afternoon, I was reading a Special Course in Human evaluation, a series of lectures L. Ron Hubbard (began in 1951) on Dianetics (the modern science of mental health) and Christian Scientology religious philosophy. Hubbard showed us how to predict human behaviour. “These lectures describe how people can be expected to react under specific circumstances, how to detect those who can be trusted and those who can’t, and the methods by which one can ensure success in his choices of friends and associates.”

    SATAN: I am sure you know about the Muslim and Arab hater Tom Cruise (Hollywood actor) who is a member of that Christian Church and Hubbard’s plans for the future of mankind.
    BASHEER: Satan, you are really an amazing creature. I always can talk to you freely and you will always listen and never lie unlike those earthlings.

    SATAN: I lie only when I have taken possession of the hearts and minds of humans, that is, more than 90% of humanity! I have taken possession of the entire earth, not only Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq, only to prove to GOD that He is not stronger or more powerful than me and that His human creatures do not deserve his Mercy and Compassion.
    BASHEER: Yes, I can see that. The Jews are most certainly rabid dogs. Professor Yehoshua Leibovitz called them JUDEO-NAZIS, but I disagree and they are six million times worse than the Nazis! What Sammi Ibrahem has related regarding the beastly behaviour of the Jewish savages and the Zionists should make the whole word ashamed and should make the readers of The Ugly Truth understand that they should spend less time talking and more time ACTING in the right direction!

    SATAN: I told you many times that you are wasting your time. I got them exactly where I wanted. I made them love themselves more; love their comfort, their material wealth, their jobs, their wives and children more than freedom and justice. So, why should they care about the oppressed and suffering people of the planet?
    BASHEER: They must care or we all perish!

    SATAN: I guarantee you that they will never rise against their respective governments and churches because they lack the courage. They are already dead. And, can’t you see that both Jesus and Muhammad are failures?
    BASHEER: To tell the truth, GOD is a failure! He allowed thousands of holocausts and even one that never took place at all, and to the look of it He is allowing more and more of the same without any hope of better days.

    SATAN: So, will you now go to bed? It is nearly six o’clock in the morning. I need some sleep because during the day I must prepare the Jews and the Christians for some more killings in the name of their false Gods. Atheists are happy because they have less work to do when the Jews and the Christians are doing their job in their place.
    BASHEER: And, as long as the Muslims too will collaborate with your Devils, what change for the better can we expect? Sammi Ibrahem and Mark Glenn have done a great job. It is up to the listeners to do the rest.

    SATAN: Stop dreaming, Basheer. I guarantee they will do NOTHING WORTHWHILE as usual except for the very few here and there! Did you see that Vickie Jacobs wrote that you were a “good person”? You need more than goodness to persuade people to make the change happen.

    BAFS

  4. MJ says:

    Bafs you call yourself the devil’s advocate, rather you are the devil’s hypocrite.

  5. MJ says:

    Thank you Mark Glenn and Brother Sammi Ibrahim.
    P.S the nasheed group at the beginning of the video is called Raihan, a Malay group.

  6. Ingrid B says:

    No-one, outside of occupied Palestine, can possibly imagine what it must be like to live, day after day, under the Israeli jackboot..

    @ MG : did you ever find out who was firing at you?

    @ MJ : what video?

  7. Ingrid B says:

    @ MJ : It appeared when I posted.. yes, I hope that one day, Palestine will once more be free, all of Palestine, and that the brutal oppressors, and their stooges, the traitors, will know retribution..

  8. MJ says:
    October 15, 2011 at 5:31 am

    “Bafs you call yourself the devil’s advocate, rather you are the devil’s hypocrite.”

    All the time I was talking to SATAN he never insulted me or called me a hypocrite. In Islam, a hypocrite is WORSE THAN A KAFIR!

    The usual compliment from my “Muslim” Sister! Did I call myself the “devil’s advocate” HERE? I said (for those who still have a small piece of human brain left!):

    “This is the most powerful broadcast I have seen Mark Glenn make since I first started listening to him and his guests last year.”

    “Sammi Ibrahem and Mark Glenn have done a great job. It is up to the listeners to do the rest.”

    YOU, Muslims are scared to death to even speak to the Devil, so YOU COLLABORATE with him! Only when bombs start flying that you scream ALLAHU AKBAR!

    And, you are just doing great Sister, really COMPLEMENTING what Sammi Ibrahem and Mark Glenn have just been doing! Keep on the good work!

    One question though: Where were you, your Islam and your ALLAH and what did you do when the Serbs were raping SIXTY THOUSAND women in Bosnia-Herzegovina?

    The woman in me has no love whatsoever for those calling themselves MEN and who ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala ordered to PROTECT their women and all the women and orphans of the world and who allowed their mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and babies RAPED over and over again by a whole regiment of wild animals.

    BAFS
    The Devil’s Hypocrite

  9. Jeremiah 1

    New International Version (NIV)

    14 The LORD said to me, “From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.

    15 I am about to summon all the peoples of the northern kingdoms,” declares the LORD.

    “Their kings will come and set up their thrones
    in the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem;
    they will come against all her surrounding walls
    and against all the towns of Judah.

    16 I will pronounce my judgements on my people
    because of their wickedness in forsaking me,
    in burning incense to other gods
    and in worshipping what their hands have made.

    17 “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.

    18 Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land.

    19 They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.

    STRANGE GOD who promised to rescue Prophet Jeremiah, but forgot or decided not to rescue his own Son Jesus Christ from the accursed Cross and FOR WHAT? There is no way we can change the minds of the Jews or Christians if they refuse to look at their respective religions with a more critical eye. I know that some Zealots would again lash out at me, but this is a price I have and am prepared to pay.

    BAFS

  10. Jeremiah 3

    6 During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, “Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.

    7 I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

    8 I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.

    9 Because Israel’s immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stone and wood.

    10 In spite of all this, her unfaithful sister Judah did not return to me with all her heart, but only in pretence,” declares the LORD.

    BAFS

  11. JOB 1

    8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”

    9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

    12 The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

    IF GOD had played such a dirty trick on me INCITING HIM AGAINST JOB “to ruin him without any reason” just because He agreed to play a game with Satan, I would not be as patient and faithful as Job! But, if we do not want to attribute such Satanic monstrosities that happened to poor Job to GOD’s sense of humour, we must therefore admit that the Bible cannot be taken LITERALLY. All is simply stories to teach the Israelites (not Mankind) a moral lesson.

    When JOB stood fas despite all the torments, SATAN obtained from GOD that he could now TORTURE him.

    4 “Skin for skin!” Satan replied. “A man will give all he has for his own life.
    5 But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

    If there are Christians and Muslims who believe that they are like JOB, they are most welcome. I AM NOT!

    9 His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”

    10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish[b] woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

    YET, my religion is that GOD GIVETH AND GOD TAKETH and most of us do not understand its meaning. And ALL GOOD COMES FROM GOD AND ALL EVIL COMES FROM OUR OWN HANDS. This is exactly what Islam teaches.

    NOW, what all this has to do with Palestine and the Jewish prostitutes, thieves, vipers, torturers, warmongers and liars? I leave it to the readers to make it out! GOD, Jesus Christ and Muhammad did not blame the Zionists, but the Israelites and the Jews for their abominations.

    BAFS

  12. DEAR YOU ALL, FRIENDS AND ADVERSARIES!

    My adversaries (from France, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Switzerland, Belgium, the US, etc.) have called me

    Extremist, fanatic, terrorist, anti-Semite, racist, liar, hypocrite, arrogant, ignorant, prostitute (by the Palestinian lady who was in her desperation contemplating to marry me last year or the year before! Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe knows her.), etc.

    I do not only write but I also WITNESS. This is where most people get me wrong because they can never make any distinction between those two. Contrary to most other writers, I do accept to debate with “commentators” as well as with serious and well informed people and thus my exposure to ridicule and slander is greater.

    I wrote about Vietnam, nothing changed. I wrote about all the other victims of Western and Communist ferocity and savagery, and it is only getting worse and worse. So, I am done with sweet words of honey! I do not play games with the truth.

    Since yesterday, I have other worries as both my grand daughters are ill and bed-ridden, and the elder one quite seriously with “chicken pox”. Yet, I still try to DO MY JOB on The Ugly Truth unlike JOB! I am often horrified by people’s concept of GOD, but there is nothing that can be done about it. People must learn by themselves.

    The piece I wrote with SATAN, I did not even expect Mark Glenn to allow it, but I found no other way to show the world my FEELINGS. There was a GREAT FIRE burning deep inside both my heart and soul but who saw it? One qualified my PAIN as hypocrisy! The problem is that I often THINK with my HEART! And, all I have been trying to do is to communicate and make younger people take the necessary actions to improve things. This necessitates sincerity, dedication, perseverance, courage and SACRIFICE! And Muslims would add PATIENCE (like in the case of Job)!

    BAFS

    P.S. When I write on The Ugly Truth, I do not have time to write elsewhere. This will be my last contribution here. I am just a traveller.

  13. MJ says:
    October 15, 2011 at 5:36 am

    “Brother Basheer, thank you for all your efforts and even if I do not share everything you write I do sincerely appreciate your dedication, your continuous efforts and sleepless nights trying to wake us up in your own not very orthodox way. I say this with humility and gratefulness. May ALLAH reward you for your Jihaad and perseverance.”

    Dear Sister MJ

    Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi ta’ala wa barakatuhu!

    I thank you for the kind and charitable words you did not write. As for GOD’s reward, you would never be able to imagine how much reward HE already gave me here on Earth. What would I do with any heavenly reward?

    http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/on-the-warning-track-podcast-june-7-2011/#comment-36566

    With much love

    Your Brother in Islam
    Basheer Ahmad

  14. MJ says:

    Bafs says:”SATAN: I guarantee you that they will never rise against their respective governments and churches because they lack the courage. They are already dead. And, can’t you see that both Jesus and Muhammad are failures?
    BASHEER: To tell the truth, GOD is a failure! He allowed thousands of holocausts and even one that never took place at all, and to the look of it He is allowing more and more of the same without any hope of better days.”

    Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quran: surah tawbah
    65. If you ask them (about this), they declare: ‘We were only talking idly and joking.’ Say: ‘Was it at Allaah ( عز و جل ), and His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you were mocking?’
    66. Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you because they were Mujrimoon (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals)”

    website: Islam QA
    Veneration of Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, cannot co-exist in one heart with mockery of Him. Hence mocking Allaah, may He be exalted, or His verses or Messengers is kufr/unbelief.
    Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: This shows that mocking Allaah and His verses and signs is kufr and this verse indicates that the one who belittles the Messenger of Allaah in earnest or in jest is a kaafir.

    Al-Saarim al-Maslool (2/70).

    Al-Qaadi Abu Bakr ibn al-‘Arabi said in Ahkaam al-Qur’aan commenting on this verse: What they – the hypocrites – said must have been either in earnest or in jest, but no matter what it was, it is kufr, because joking about kufr is also kufr, and there is no difference of opinion concerning this among the ummah. End quote.

    The great scholar al-Sa’di said: Mocking Allaah and His Messenger is kufr which puts one beyond the pale of Islam, because the religion is based on veneration of Allaah and of His religion and His Messengers, and mocking any of that is contrary to this principle and is diametrically opposed to it.

    What this man said, in which he showed disrespect towards Allaah – exalted be He far above what the wrongdoers say – and spoke as if he regarded Allaah as equal in status to a human being and thought that he could address Him as such, is kufr, as anyone who has the slightest knowledge of the religion of Allaah would realize, and no one would do that but one who is extremely ignorant or a man whose heart has no knowledge of Allaah and no respect for Him.

    Then he added to his mockery and said “I must tell Allaah.” Does Allaah, may He be exalted, need to be told anything by an ignorant wrongdoer?!

    “Truly, nothing is hidden from Allaah, in the earth or in the heaven”

    [Aal ‘Imraan 3:5]

    Bafs you doubted the existence of Isa/Jesus, belief in all the messengers etc is a pillar of Islam.
    Your continued derogatory way of addressing Allah and His messengers also qualifies you for the title of Devil’s hypocrite.
    Make no mistake as long as you address the Creator and His messengers in this insulting manner. This will be my response.

  15. Excellent show Mark. God bless you and Sammy for not just putting the subject of the suffering of the Palestinians in the proper Christian perspective of there plight. But adding the human being aspect as well. I truly believe humanity will never escape surftim and slavery until the Palestinians are free. Love you both and all the others guests and co hosts. That bring a refreshing breath of truth. No matter how ugly it may be. To a cold prepackaged propagandized world. Where the Jews can do no wrong.

  16. MJ says:
    October 16, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bafs you doubted the existence of Isa/Jesus, belief in all the messengers etc is a pillar of Islam.
    Your continued derogatory way of addressing Allah and His messengers also qualifies you for the title of Devil’s hypocrite.

    Make no mistake as long as you address the Creator and His messengers in this insulting manner. This will be my response.

    DEAR SISTER

    I like tough women to defend Islam, but you still do not get it. You cannot see the broader picture. You call me a sower of confusion, dishonest, a devil, a hypocrite, … WAW!

    I was just TALKING to GOD, not INSULTING Him! Who can anybody insult GOD and get away with it? Yet, Europeans, Atheists and Jews can! They do it all the time, and always get away with it! Don’t you understand?

    I am glad that you are BETTER THAN ME at defending the religion I LOVE and for which I have sacrificed almost everything.

    But, let me teach you another lesson, dear. If you were sure that I was so misguided, you should be more concerned and pray pray to GOD asking Him to guide me instead of calling me by all those horrible names I hate.

    Of course, I must deserve some of them, but DISHONEST is certainly not one of them! So, if I can prove you wrong at least in this one, how credible are you then regarding the other ones? Devil, maybe, but certainly not a HYPOCRITE!

    Much Love
    Still Your Brother in Islam
    Basheer

  17. MJ says:

    May Allah Guide you Bafs. You should repent from this speech.

    And he (peace be upon him) also said.: “Whoever believes in Allah and the last Day, let him speak good or remain silent.

    He (peace be upon him) also said: “The servant speaks words, the consequences of which he does not realize, and for which he is sent down into the depths of the Fire further than the distance between the east and the west.”

    What you are upon is truly appalling.
    You have succeeded in offending me.
    I will no longer frequent Mark’s blog due to the principle that it is prohibited for Muslims to sit in the company of those who mock Allah or His messengers.

    “Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their prayers with solemnty and full submissiveness. And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood)… ” [Al-Muminoon 23:1-3]

    P.S you are a defeatist. We have the prophecies that foretell that we will beat the one eyes moshaick of the Jews. In addition, he will eventually say he is God, sue to a few miracles that he has which will be a test for the believers. However, let him fix his own deformity since he pushes forth this false claim.
    Personal salvation is more important then our worldly circumstances because the next world is more important than this fleeting shadow, the abode of testing and trials whether good or bad.

    Do not bother to respond. Won’t know if you do.

  18. MJ says:
    October 17, 2011 at 3:42 am

    “May Allah Guide you Bafs. You should repent from this speech.”

    SO, you finally learned the lesson! Or really?

    “I will no longer frequent Mark’s blog due to the principle that it is prohibited for Muslims to sit in the company of those who mock Allah or His messengers.”

    SO, you decided to PUNISH Mark for allowing me freedom of speech on his website. Where did you learn this kind of justice? In your Holy Book?

    SO, finally you are revealing that you belong to THAT Sect that teaches as a Pillar of its religion the “the principle that it is prohibited for Muslims to sit in the company of those who mock Allah or His messengers.”

    You do make a fool of yourself by repeating that I “mock Allah and His messengers”. How can you repeat such lies with such calm and at the same time try to push your religion on us. You always ignore the 1,001 issues at stake and are concerned only about your particular brand of religion.

    I told you I do not preach Hell the way you do or even the way mainstream Muslims do to TERRORISE people and make them believe in Islam.

    But, I am not finished with you, yet, my dear. I will come back again regarding this matter. You make a fool of yourself and your Islam stinks. Even the non Muslims provide for appeals in their sentencing, but your judgement is without appeal because you take the matter PERSONALLY and your sentencing is straight away the GUILLOTINE!

    All this time I have been testing your faith and you proved it is blind, but let me say here the most important thing that must be said in such a circumstance as you are (so you think) punishing Mark for what you falsely accuse me of having done. If there really is a physical hell, you will surely burn in it for what you have said.

    When you say that BECAUSE OF ME you “will no longer frequent Mark’s blog”, I feel guilty of having maybe done a bad thing for the cause, but by accusing me of being a “defeatinst” anybody can see who is the RAT that is abandoning the ship! In order to make sure that we do not miss your great contributions to The Ugly Truth I will have to fill in for you and work harder and do penance for my sins by contributing more as from now on.

    There is a bond of SINCERE, FAITHFUL and LOYAL LOVE which I hope is EVERLASTING between Mark Glenn’s Jihaad and me, and I do not see how I can DIVORCE him just because I have a disagreement with an unidentified contributor who wants to shut me up in the name of her religion.

    I am a man, damn it, and I speak and act like one. I shoot when I have to and do not hide behind any GOD or religion! Mark is my host and I am his guest as long as he welcomes me but I will never deprive him of my company just because I disagree with one of his guests regarding a religious matter. If you are that kind of guest to punish the host for what you accuse another guest of having done to you, “offending” you because of your religion, then I leave it to your conscience.

    I am a free-thinker and this is why I go where many refuse to go. After all the bad things you have writen about me, I should be mad, but I am not. I have great respect for my host and would advise you to reconsider your decision. I am here to UNITE people on what is common to all of us: freedom and justice. I try to please Atheists, Muslims, Christians and even Jews (and it is a hell of a job) but not to the extent of sacrificing the TRUTH!

    It will be obvious to any good reader that you hunted me down just because my religion differed from yours and most of the time you found only negative things to say because of your brand of Islam. On a battlefield you would not have been of any good use to me (as a leading officer) at all.

    I hereby pledge a DOUBLE ALLEGIANCE to Mark’s cause in order to fill in because of your desertion right in the middle of a struggle. Double allegiance means double everything: contribution, loyalty, tolerance, etc.

    As for your GOD and your religion, mine do not scare humans of Hellfire or entice them by promises of a Heavenly Paradise, but addresses only their intelligence promising everybody love, compassion, justice for all their good and bad deeds. As for hell, we are right in it now, but most of us cannot see this.

    May ALLAH guide both of us.

    With much love
    Basheer

    P.S. You make me doubt the sanity of Vickie Jacobs, a Christian lady who thinks I am a “good person”!

  19. Mark Propheter says:
    October 16, 2011 at 11:47 am

    “Love you both (Mark and Sammi) and all the others guests and co hosts. “All the others”, then I too am included!

    That is very kind of you, Mark. I thank you. I do appreciate greatly when you agree with the “proper Christian perspective” of the plight of the Palestinians as well as the “human being aspect”. I believe the human being aspect is more important than any other perspective.

    Regards
    Love
    Basheer

  20. MJ says:

    Came back to add a though more words.
    Bafs if someone verbally attacked your loved ones you would probably would not want to stay around them at all.
    It is one thing to spew mockery at moi/or Muslims which you have…….but quite another to mock the Creator whom I love or his messengers whom we adore and try to emulate.
    Mark, until bafs learns to back off from this I will feel as if I lack integrity if I sit around and gather info on your wonderful site.
    Thanks for providing a forum whereby someone such as myself could see that there are non Muslims who are serious about truth/ and justice.
    Stay strong!

  21. MJ says:
    October 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    “Bafs if someone verbally attacked your loved ones … ”

    LOVE

    I did not attack your loved ones. I was talking to and about MY GOD, which happens to be that of Muslims too, and of Christians when they are willing to acknowledge it!

    My Brothers and Sisters love our father. I love him too. But, when he passed away my family decided that I was not to be informed because they had passed a judgement on me ruling that I did not love him and meaning THEY loved him and not me.

    Our mother is 89 and still alive. They behave as if I do not love our mother and that they are the only ones who do. Yet, they have allowed our father to share our house among themselves (excluding me, of course!) and now our mother is out on the streets of London. They call it loving our mother. The poor woman is so confused that she refuses to live with me because I am hated in my own family by most of my Brothers and Sisters because of my sense of justice and also because of ISLAM.

    LOVE is perceived differently by different people. I prefer to be JUST in all my dealings with humans. In that way, I am sure I can never go wrong. Although we disagreed on religious matter, I did show great RESPECT to you. If I have offended you, I ask for your forgiveness but there is no way that I can change my views on religions and GOD! In Islam GOD is very explecit: To you your religion, to me mine!

    But, like you, I cherish TRUTH and JUSTICE, but with one difference, I cherish those values more than any religion or …..!

    With much love
    Basheer

  22. http://kenokeefe.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/slander-vs-sanity-pathological-liars-a-message-to-muslims/#wpl-likebox

    “My life is full of challenges because I fear not the consequences. My love of truth and justice is such that I will never sacrifice my honour, I will die with my self-respect and that is not something many people can honestly say to themselves. To say such a thing and to have it be true requires that a person do right no matter what the cost. I can say this… can you?”

    I do not give a damn what religion is Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe, and I am ready to give my life for his struggle. If there is a sincere and courageous man on this planet, his name is KEN O’KEEFE!

    Basheer

    B.A.Frémaux-Soormally – October 17, 2011

  23. MJ says:

    Bafs says:”if there really is a physical hell, you will surely burn in it for what you have said.”

    I have had enough.

  24. Mea culpa

    “P.S. When I write on The Ugly Truth, I do not have time to write elsewhere. This will be my last contribution here. I am just a traveller.”

    I said it would be my last contribution here for obvious reasons and I FORGOT! I am sorry for having added more comments.

    Basheer

  25. Ingrid B says:

    MJ, don`t go

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Why Wall Street Hates Obama

NOVANEWS

Bankster Election Cash Flows to Perry and Cain

By  Gordon Duff,  Senior Editor 

For millions of Americans and others around the world, President Obama has been an enigma.  One person was elected and another took office, or so it seems.  How do you know?  The news tells you, news we all know is controlled by Wall Street Corporations or worse, the Murdoch empire. 

Worse still are the “think tanks” and phony groups funded by the Koch Brothers, the oil billionaires to bought the Tea Party and are now running “Mr. Bunkum,” Herman Cain for president, a man who makes Michelle Bachmann seem stable.

Cain is a maniac and simpleton, typical of all the candidates Wall Street has sent against Obama. 

Who do you think financed the “birth certificate” attack on Obama?  Every cent behind it was Wall Street, while they had their controlled press telling people he was just like Bush.  The best explanation is from film:

What am I saying?  Most people are evaluating what President Obama has done based on information from sources we know to be pathologically inaccurate, owned and controlled by the organizations the world has risen against.   Was Clinton impeached for sex with a Mossad “plant,” an impeachment that took millions in Wall Street cash, because he was the “same as Bush?”  Nobody, no human, is the same as Bush, no human that isnt’ a “neocon.”

It’s not just the OCW (Occupy) movements but the Arab Spring and the news suppressed uprising in Israel, its Jewish population demanding the removal of Netanyahu’s military dictatorship?

Occupy Israel Censored in U.S. Mass Media

You  mean you never heard Israel called a military dictatorship before, the “only democracy” in the Middle East?

Then ask yourself, how can 500,000 Israeli Jews demonstrate without any reporting at all reaching North America or Europe?

I did the TV reporting “voice over” in English, I’ll bet that’s news to you.

The issue today is economic, bad reporting and how we can slap down Obama when he is bad and reward him when he is good, when everything we hear is either a lie or worse, ignorance.

Our problem is that the powerful reforms put on the economy by the Obama team were never reported, reforms that crippled the ability of the 1% to steal. Why the news blackout?  Who has that power?

Another issue is the alternative press.  We now call it “the controlled alternative press.”  They are more owned and hand fed lies than the New York Times or Guardian, at least in many cases.

Remember this.  The press doesn’t always lie.  Sometimes the weather, even the sports scores are accurate.

They get other things right also, only when they aren’t getting orders from “above.”  The “alternative press” is much the same way, with the right wing version crazy scare mongers and the progressive version, the majority we have learned, willing to lie to readers based on “donations” or “access.”   Some give their lives, sacrifice everything for the truth while those, more often those “better known,” the “gatekeepers,” run their circus acts, traveling the world, lecturing, selling books and spending money that shouldn’t exist.  The king of this group is Julian Assange.

Veterans Today Broke the Assange Story

Where we caught the alternative press was with the “Wikileaks/Assange” issue and on Libya.

On both cases, our investigative staff found patterns of deceptive journalism, where “anti-war” publications promoted wars, invasions, torture, mass killings, the corporate line of those they pretend to oppose.

No surprises, everyone has a price, the only question is “how much.”

I believe Veterans Today has the toughest editorial staff in the world and we aren’t remotely capable of protecting our readers from lies and propaganda on our own publication.   Once we start censoring, we become like Wikileaks.

Julian Assange told us that “9/11 truth is a distraction.”  He could just as easily have said “truth is a distraction.”  This is what he meant.

I think we work the hardest but there is a real enemy out there, one that can’t be underestimated, an enemy with endless resources and access to talent, albeit “sick talent.

Thus we have taken on a rather jaundiced view of those we saw at one time as associates.   This reminds me of something once said by President Harry S. Truman:  “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”  With the press, it’s worse.

We found the money trails, we traced Julian Assange to Israeli intelligence and phony “leaks,” and we tracked the pro-Gaddafi gang to money laundered through Israel and American neocons.  Readers know we published all of it, dates of meetings, who paid who, and history, the judge of us all, has been kind. 

Obama is a tough one.  A week ago, he came out in support of the “Occupy” demonstrations, the only leader to have done so.

What young people are told is that Obama is the same as Bush in his policies. They don’t know where to find real news, and, in reality nobody does, even the best news organizations depend on “experts” who know nothing of banking or economics.

Nothing in the world is less true but this is said continually. When we hear it from the alternative press, we have two assumptions:

  1. We are reading stories from people who know nothing of Wall Street and economics but actually are reading the mainstream press and feel an obligation to parrot what they hear, knowing that readers always love it when leaders are “bashed,” even when the writer is totally ignorant, which is 95% of the time.

  2. The same folks who dictate phony stories to Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and a thousand other media outlets, actually “thousands,” dictate to savvy members of the “alternative press” who manage to enjoy a bit more financial security than do others.  This is done through their “organizations,” some “not for profit” or their “subscriptions” or “newsletters” which get an influx of Wall Street cash or worse, bucks from foreign intelligence services.

OBAMA

Let’s get some basic facts set out:

  • When Obama took office, a mechanism was in place to rig any national election and all “red state” elections.

  • A “capability” was created during the Bush administration to use “deadly force” against political leaders who threatened international drug cartels, the oil business, Wall Street or other “key industries,” financed by tax money, termed as “privatization,” murder squads run by the party of Koch/Scaife/Bush and Cheney, made of former rogue CIA agents and religious extremists from the military have been allowed to operate outside the law, outside official American policy, as a “secret police” that has intimidated President Obama and other leaders.

  • We know exactly who is running this, how it was set up, how it was financed and what it does.  These are not brilliant folks.  Their new business partners are the drug cartels in Mexico.  They run the world’s heroin business and they are actually capable of influencing legislation and even foreign policy.  Doubt it?  Look for their trail, you see it in the news every day.

Rupert Murdoch with Mayor Bloomberg Behind Him – Are They Working Covertly Together? – And Against Whom?

Look at what we have seen in Britain.  We were told a newspaper “bugged” some phones.  Then the head of Scotland yard resigned.  We find it wasn’t just movie stars but the prime minister and royal family and it wasn’t just bugging but bribery as well.

A simple newspapers scandal exposed an organization, supposedly “media” that made policy and has controlled, more literally “appointed”  the last 3 prime ministers.

Now the Minister of Defense has resigned, supposedly over “other” reasons.  What we have learned is that the government of Britain was totally controlled by media company that spied, bribed and worse.

This same company control’s much of the media in the US and is, with the Koch Brothers, the driving force behind the Republican Party.  Orders are given to the press, what to print, how to lie.  Congress receives the same orders as do the courts and, as we learn in New York, the police as well.  When it comes to issues of financial fraud, those orders mostly go to Republicans, a party that seems to exist only to work for the 1%.

Without control of the “liberal press,” the GOP wouldn’t exist, not in its present corrupt form.

Editors Note: In all of these media scandals the press has never mentioned the well known fact in the Intelligence community that media platforms are prime bases of operation. No politician has ever told the public about this, no Supreme Court judge, retired FBI or CIA director. Why not? They take the oath to defend us.  What are they afraid of? …Jim W. Dean

The biggest thing harped on is Obama’s “bailout.”  Let’s talk a bit about that:

  • First of all, the auto industry failed, not because of issues it caused, as with banking but was killed by Bush gas speculation that doubled the price of fuel in a few weeks, killing the sale of larger, more profitable vehicles.  The companies that took “bailout” money quickly paid it back, became more profitable and pay taxes here, employ Americans and have been a tremendous success.  Why is a success attacked as a failure?  Who has the power to rewrite reality like that?

  • As for the banks, when we hear bailout, what we don’t hear is credit.  Lets understand why Obama was forced to bail out the banks that went bust under Bush deregulation.

First of all, it had nothing to do with Acorns and mortgages, little at least.  This is from people reading too much corporate news.  The “bust” was caused by “toxic assets.”

Bank Bailouts Had to be Done to Prevent a Worldwide Credit Collapse – It’s That Simple – But the Banks Shafted Obama by Keeping Credit Tight After the Bailouts

Some folks have heard of the Federal Reserve. 

The US borrows money at interest, yes, we borrow our own money, yes, our own government borrows its own money, pays for it, from a group of banks that took control of our economy in 1913.

These banks, known as the Federal Reserve System are a combination of American and European banks that are, in actuality, little more than a criminal gang.

To pay “the Fed” for our own money, we sell treasury bills, which make up our national debt.  Foreign governments buy most of them, giving them control of America.

Technically, China holds the mortgage on the United States and can dictate our policies.

The bailout issue is about credit.  With banks in collapse, credit collapses and with it, there is one result, full scale and total depression, the catastrophic collapse of all business and industry, the remaining industry, in America.

The choice then is welfare state or starvation or a form of fascism.  When Germany went  fascist in 1933, Hitler’s government created jobs, set up a welfare state with universal health care, social security and pour money into education.  Let’s stick to this early period.

The American fascist state wants to have Hitler’s wars and certainly has come close as possible but doesn’t like feeding kids, paying decent wages or as Hitler did, taxing corporations for the benefits of government policies that made them millions. For more on parallels between the Bush family and Hitler, read Webster Tarpley’s book, The Unauthorized Biography of George Bush

But the real issue in the bailouts, as we point out, the only news organization to do so, is credit.  Commercial credit is how American business runs and how it finances operations, from the corner store to the largest corporations.  All partner with banks, a partnership that ended when the banks went “Bush/Bust.”

COUNTERFEIT MONEY

Bankster Counterfeit Money – A Retro ATM

The banks get cheap money from the Fed, really “counterfeit,” as it is backed by nothing and technically “illegal,” the Fed or “central bank” is strictly prohibited by our constitution.

Central banks is “Federalism,” another term for foreign control of America, as we have now.  Central banks lead to cascading debt and interest, which eventually puts all money into the hands of the few.

This is why we have “Occupy.”

Look it up.  Running the Federal Reserve is a crime but those who control the criminal organization also control the majority of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court controls America, capable of making any law, no matter how just or how legal “illegal.”

They even appointed a psychopath as president as we all know only too well, using an authority they never had but exercised anyway.

The constitution is clear in this, only congress has the right to coin money, “central banks” are illegal, the “Fed” is illegal.

Moreover, the function of our government, a congress controlled by an illegal foreign lobby, elections financed by corporate money, much of it laundered from drug trafficking and a total abandonment of the Bill of Rights under “counter-terrorism” legislation has left nothing of America other than the name and the flag.

If the Fed can’t print money, surely the banks can’t either but this is exactly what Bush let them do and, in the process, 1% of Americans got control of 80% of America’s money.  99% of that 1% were supporters of George “W” Bush.

Banks make huge profits getting nearly free counterfeit money and lending out with high interest and unregulated fees, 36% credit card rates, ATM fees, car loans, bizarre mortgage “points” that nobody understands.  This is all now and has always been financial fraud.

That wasn’t good enough for banks.  They saw the Fed printing counterfeit money, with some regulation and oversight by congress and wanted to get into the game. 

Derivatives – Assets Created Out of Thin Air as Collateral for Real Money Loans – The Greatest ‘Bank Robbery’ in the History of the World

Bush let them through “deregulation.”  Every bank was allowed to, through complex “slight of hand,” create their own money out of nothing, creating “derivatives,” assets they loaned out, not from money printed by the Fed but from “assets” the banks simply invented.

A bank would get $50 bucks.  They would take this, an abandoned vacant lot and underwrite an “instrument” used as “collateral” to claim it was all worth a billion dollars.

What they didn’t tell us is that “deregulation” was based on the  neocon principle of the “flying pig.”

When the pigs didn’t fly and the vacant lot in a rundown area didn’t become a huge high-rise, the banks assets began to smell.  The banks “assets” were more garbage than real money.

Problem is, they had loaned out this money they never had, and used the exorbitant profits they made to reward stockholders and pay out billions in bonuses to the “flying pig brigade.”  These are people who all belong in prison, tens of thousands of them who stole trillions of dollars.

Instead, they are using more stolen money to finance American politics, working day and night to bring on another disaster than nobody will ever be able to save us from.  They don’t care.  They live in a world where the poverty, the starvation and wars they cause never touch them.

America’s “1%” aren’t even human beings, not when you meet or talk with one.  They think like insects, bad insects.

Bush hoped the explosion would happen after he left office, that America would go bankrupt the day after he left office.  Instead, it exploded quicker than he hoped.  Obama ended up having to bring life back into a body that had already been dead a year.

The key is the credit markets.  When the banks went “belly up,” they could no longer lend money to businesses to buy inventory.  Thus, factories would close and close forever.  Car loans were impossible, mortgages were and still are impossible but the biggest victim of Bush economics was American business.  He was willing to allow 30% of American companies that use bank credit lines to simply disappear.

This would have added 30% to our already high unemployment rate, taking it to 40%, would have cut our tax revenues by 30%, raising our deficit by another trillion a year above the already massive figure and, in the process, crash the value of the dollar.

Were These Men Dupes? – Or in on the Scam?

Obama’s choices were to dismantle the Federal Reserve system, which he couldn’t do because of the 5/4 majority Republicans held in the Supreme Court or to push money into the credit markets through existing banks but pass regulations that made derivatives illegal.

He did that and derivatives are illegal.  However, the Republican party just introduced legislation that would allow banks to do what they did under Bush, do what crashed our economy.  Herman Cain loves the idea as do all Republican candidates.  Wall Street loves it too although it will destroy the United States.

What we can blame Obama for is that much of the money meant to keep commercial credit going was stolen by the banks.  Some of that stolen money financed a political group.  We call it “the Tea party.”

Obama should have been strong like Bush, had his enemies silenced, locked in mental hospitals or charged with phony crimes.  Their phones would have been tapped, their children threatened, they may have been kidnapped, send to Bulgaria or simply “disappeared.”  This was the fate of untold thousands.

Anyone who tried to stop the financial thievery or those who exposed American involvement in the planning of 9/11, many well before it happened, suffered terribly as did those who told the truth about Afghanistan and Iraq, that there were no weapons, no terrorists, nothing to attack at all.

We are seeing the same thing now with the Saudi/Israeli plot to force America to attack Iran, one Obama seems to embarrassed about to admit his has been “had.”

Was He Chosen Because He Would Be in Over His Head?

Obama was weak, still is.

That doesn’t seem to be an issue to Republicans.  They figure they can cut military pensions, kill social security and medicare and “poof,” out of nowhere, the trillions that the banks are planning to steal again will be taken care of.

Truthfully, the world economy will collapse and all power will be pushed into the hands of a globalist oligarchy which will turn every government they touch into a full police state.

We saw this under Bush, the Patriot Acts, FISA, the illegal wars, the kidnappings and torture, the rigged elections, the loss of freedom of speech.  This was only the beginning.

Here’s a question.  Remember the issue of “torture and rendition?”  This was a big issue a few years ago, the war crimes of Bush and Cheney.

We know President Obama is still using drones to shoot up weddings and funerals in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan.  I believe it’s a continuation of an insane Bush policy but the Pentagon insists that it is necessary to keep Americans safe.  I think its a war crime.

But, what do you know about torture or “rendition?”  Is it still going on?  Have you noticed that nothing has been in the newspapers or  on TV or even the “alternative media” for years.  If things that Bush and Cheney did were still going on, wouldn’t we be told?

Why is there a news blackout?  Is it because Obama stopped Bush policies here they way he outlawed the Ponzi schemes on Wall Street?

Are we saying Obama may not be “Bush 2″ after all but that those who report this may have another agenda, one meant to confuse the American public and provide cover for years of Republican wrongdoing? Is this why Obama supports “Occupy?”

Republican Spoof Ad on Gitmo and Obama

Let’s look at what we know.

Obama didn’t close “Gitmo” but are they getting new prisoners?  The news has a forced blackout on that.  Why?

When Obama and Geithner “smacked down” Wall Street, why wasn’t it reported?  It happened.

I don’t think they went far enough but Wall Street hardly supports Obama as “the controlled alternative press” continually states.

They are totally behind the GOP and spending millions on the nutty new Republican candidates.

Why is the press not reporting this?  Who does it help?  Who controls the press?

Where is this going?  We all know the press is controlled by the 1%.  We all know the press lies but, when examined closely, all assumptions, even by those who call themselves “alternative media” comes from “news” that traces back to the “1%.”

Let’s go further, into a reality check.  America is totally out of Iraq in a couple of months, has been out of combat there for years.  We are only there to waste taxpayer money, not many Obama supporters line up at that trough.   Those “pigs” are all GOP.

What about Afghanistan?  Nobody knows why we are there.  9/11, to all but the dimmest bulbs, is accepted as a Bush/Cheney plot.

Their idea, kill a few thousand here, a few more thousand Americans in Afghanistan and Iraq, spend trillions and make your friends rich.

Witnesses Lied – Withheld Information – And It Was All Legal

9/11 was pure theater, written and staged as a neocon production from day one with a mixed cast of Americans and Israeli’s just as the real Osama bin Laden always said.

No, he never claimed responsibility for 9/11.  That was an actor hired by the Mossad posing in front of a camera long after the real Osama bin Laden died of kidney disease in December 2001.

If you still believe otherwise, this is how vulnerable you are to wild conspiracy theory peddled as fact by a press controlled by folks who gave you the world you now hate living in.

This is the simple truth, which you will either already know or figure out quickly.

If you choose, like some, to believe what you know to be lies for some reason, you deserve what you get and you can expect to get more and more of it.

In fact, you will not only bring it on yourself, but you spend your life doing it to others.  Ignorance isn’t excusable nor is it harmless.  How can you tell your brain is getting enough oxygen?  This is what you will realize:

  • All wars are over money, every single one of them, especially “the good wars”

  • “Patriots” are all either mental midgets or con men

What about Obama?  This is where Afghanistan comes in.  The only thing America has done there is build a vast drug empire, now producing 92% of the world’s heroin, flown around in CIA hired planes with the billions in profit moved by the same banks Bush and company partnered with for so long.

What are we describing?

A Big Heroin Roast – But Just a Dent

This is organized crime, gangsters with paid killers by the hundred, perhaps thousand in they payroll, backed by news networks, backed by 5 Supreme Court justices, backed by Wall Street.

And as we are noting, not only the Federal government but police departments and governments all over the country, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Florida to name a few in are getting in on it.

Drug money runs it all. What am I suggesting.

I am saying we have no real government but rather a struggle between those who wish good for America and those who would rather run drugs, tons of them, and rob our banks.

I am suggesting that armed thugs, blackmailers, spies and killers, the kind that cause plane crashes, mysterious diseases, envelopes of anthrax or “lone gunman” shootings have put the word out that they stand ready to protect their clients.

Speaking for the latter is Fox News, the GOP, Herman Cain, the Koch Brothers and so many we dare not count.

The end result? I see eventual civil war in America, a shooting war or slavery for most Americans.  As for slavery, we are half way there now.  As for the war, we have seen the opening salvos already.

The sides? The people v. “them”

If enough Americans stay stupid, “they” will win and the rest of us will see the world turn into a virtual post apocalyptic nightmare.

Tell me I am making this up.

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Emperor George and the Lost War in Iraq

NOVANEWS

EMPEROR GEORGE AND THE LOST WAR IN IRAQ

 By Susan Lindauer, former U.S. back channel to Iraq and the second non-Arab American arrested on the Patriot Act

Once upon a time there was a President named George who wanted to be Emperor. (Not a bad idea. He was a lousy President. He really needed a different job.)

President George had traveled to Mexico—once. So he figured the whole world was pretty much like Texas. He thought about it for, oh, five minutes. What he needed was a country far, far away to invade. Surely those foreigners would be charmed by his folksy swagger (being more primitive and all). They’d appreciate him more than those Gosh Darn Americans, who had awfully high expectations of a President. Why, he imagined these foreigners would bow and scrape and wow over his every golf shot.

So he pulled out a map. And he saw Iraq— with a “Q.” And he asked one of his ministers what he’d heard about this place. The minister’s eyes got bright: “Ohhh,” he said. “Iraq’s got oil and pipelines. We could make some serious profits if we grabbed Baghdad, and tossed its rulers in the trash can of history.”

Well, if there was one thing President George understood, it was oil profits. That’s what paid for those Black Helicopters ferrying rich folks to private parties in Houston. Absolutely everybody who was anybody had a helo-pad on their ranch. So when George heard about Iraq’s oil, he saw his destiny. He would be Emperor of the World from Texas to Baghdad.

President George called all his Republican friends to a Grand Old Party, where he proclaimed his vision. He promised to share Iraq’s oil wealth (so they could ride in helicopters and private jets, too). And he started handing out military contracts by the fistful.

And the Republicans declared, “This is a Democracy. We vote to make you Emperor.”

And George answered, “Amen.”

There was just one pesky Little Female who would not shut her mouth! He called her “Miss Bossy Boots,” and he hated her like nobody else. She was T-R-O-U-B-L-E!!! See, she’d been a covert back channel to Iraqi diplomats at the United Nations in New York years before he ever got to be President. And she shrieked from the rooftops and banged on every door on Capitol Hill, warning this War with Iraq would be catastrophic.

Some of his opponents compared her to Cassandra, who prophesied the defeat of Troy. Miss Bossy Boots kept raving that War in Iraq “would cost $1.6 Trillion—” not the puny $300 billion that his allies insisted on. She declared it would “bankrupt the Middle Class, create upward pressure on taxes, and push Wall Street into a double-dip recession.” This lady had spunk, everybody agreed. But she was determined to rain on his parade, insisting the wannabe Emperor had no clothes.

Worst of all, her CIA team had negotiated a comprehensive peace framework that annihilated every possible justification for War. Through her covert back channel, Iraq had consented to 1) resume weapons inspections; 2) invite an FBI Task Force into Baghdad, with authorization to conduct terrorism investigations; and 3) deliver priority contracts to American corporations in telecommunications; health care, hospital equipment and pharmaceuticals; and non-dual use factory equipment.

Why, Iraq had agreed to import 1 million American manufactured automobiles from Detroit and Indiana every year for 10 years!

The CIA’s peace option would mean good jobs with good salaries for American workers, so they could consume endlessly, pumping up profits on Wall Street. If that wasn’t annoying enough, Iraq was ready to give America all the Oil Contracts it wanted.

Why, Baghdad even proposed a highly innovative plan for democratic reforms. They offered to repatriate exiles and house them at expanded Embassy compounds protected by Embassy security. Returning exiles would be allowed to establish political parties, and compete in national elections overseen by America’s favorite ex-President, Jimmy Carter. So the Democracy card was out of play, too.

Miss Bossy Boots! That bitch accomplished it all without the deployment of a single soldier or the death of one Iraqi child.

Damnit! President George wanted to be Emperor. And he needed this War to do it.

Just about this time, spies from his Intelligence Services uncovered a rag tag conspiracy hatched over a campfire in a cave in Pakistan. Kicking over the coals, the wild-eyed young conspirators dreamed of hijacking airplanes and striking a famous building in New York City. George smirked. That suited his plans perfectly. If the attack achieved maximum destruction, George could lay the blame on Iraq— and he’d have all the excuse for War that a President— er, an Emperor— could desire.

Here came Miss Bossy Boots again! She’d got wind of that terrorist conspiracy, too, and she wasn’t playing the game. That stupid woman kept trying to get law enforcement to cooperate with her Intelligence team to block the attack!

FEMALES! He snorted and sulked and pouted!

Now George might have been a lousy President, but a life-time of mediocrity had taught him how to attack anybody who threatened to expose his weaknesses. Getting rid of her would require a degree of ruthlessness. But an Emperor had to be ready to sacrifice his country and his people for his own ambition.

George knew what to do. He declared that anybody who opposed his War against Iraq would be guilty of Treason. His friends in Congress rushed through a law called the “Patriot Act.” It declared that troublemakers and truth tellers could be detained without a trial or hearing, facing secret charges, secret evidence and secret grand jury testimony. They could be locked in prison “indefinitely,” until they got wise to who was boss! And it wasn’t “the power of the people—” like those demonstrators kept shouting outside his bedroom window at the White House.

Emperor George gave the order for Miss Bossy Boots to be thrown in a dungeon — on a military base in Texas far away from the Talking Heads in Washington. He strutted around the Oval Office, celebrating his triumph, while his advisers giggled hysterically. She’d be helpless in Texas. Not one of those prison guards would listen to her stories about the dangers of invading Iraq, because they’d never traveled beyond Mexico, either. And those military generals running the base would do their part. They wouldn’t want their soldiers to hear her rants, while they were packing up to become cannon fodder in Baghdad.

Just for good measure, Emperor George declared her “incompetent.”

Oh he would teach that female a lesson alright! Miss Bossy Boots would make a good scapegoat. If the War got tough, Emperor George would insist it was all her fault! He would blame her for “poor intelligence before the War.” The more outrageous the lie the better its chance of success, after all. As the coup de gras, she would be denied the right to a Trial. That way she could never call witnesses to dispute the government’s phony stories about Pre-War Intelligence. And she could never expose the government’s advance knowledge of that hijacking conspiracy.

Who said Emperor George wasn’t a genius? Hey, didn’t Troy make out okay in the end? He couldn’t remember. Miss Bossy Boots would know. Given five minutes, she’d probably try to tell him. Well, by golly, he wasn’t going to listen!

With a shit-eater’s grin, he shipped her off to prison on Carswell Air Force Base.

Except the War didn’t go as planned. The Iraqi people were not so primitive as Emperor George anticipated. They fought hard for freedom and the right not to live under a violent Foreign Occupation. American soldiers were hated. None of the other world leaders trusted Emperor George, and America’s pre-eminence and moral authority collapsed on the world stage.

Blaming Miss Bossy Boots didn’t work, either. The Middle Class was too smart for that game. They knew Emperor George and his friends in Congress were to blame for pushing the country into this stupid and unnecessary War. The Middle Class survived every day confronting the damage and losses to the domestic economy, caused by the massive deficit spending and national debt to pay for this failed Empire. They watched money dry up for schools and parks. Roads and bridges got bad and started to break apart. There was no money for police or teachers. Little boys and girls couldn’t grow up to become firefighters—which looked like the best job in the world for 10 year olds, who dreamed of becoming heroes. Ordinary people couldn’t afford medicine.

Emperor George packed his bags and tried to sneak out of town to live out his days on his ranch back home in Texas.

As he was driving away, the crowds lined the streets and he could hear them shout:

“Ain’t no power, like the power of the people, ’cause the power of the people don’t stop. No way.”

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