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Report/Review: Panel Discussion: Jewish Identity Politics / Launch of Gilad Atzmon’s Book ‘The Wandering Who?’ at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, 10th October 2011

11th October 2011 (rev. 30th October 2011)

A Panel Discussion on ‘Jewish Identity Politics’ / Launch of Gilad Atzmon’s ‘The Wandering Who?’

Resource for London

356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

7.30pm – 9.30pm


Gilad Atzmon

Glenn Bowman

Oren Ben Dor

Karl Sabbagh

Facilitator: Irving Rappaport


Much fanfare and advance publicity preceded Zero Books’ launch of Gilad Atzmon‘s momentous book The Wandering Who?(reviewed here previously) and the accompanying Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics. A substantial amount, if indeed not most, of this fanfare and advance publicity was actually generated by Atzmon’s detractors, such as hasbara (propaganda) writers, Zionist media, and miscellaneous ‘Jewish Anti-Zionist Zionist’ groups such as J-BIG (Jews for Boycott of Israeli Goods) and their poor confused ilk. So actually, some degree of thanks is due these individuals and groups, for drawing even more attention to this important and fascinating event with their hysterical propaganda and calls to boycott the launch of Gilad Atzmon’s book launch for The Wandering Who? and the associated Panel Discussion.

A picket outside the venue calling upon arriving attendees to boycott the event had even been announced by J-BIG and ‘leaderine’ Naomi Wimborne Idrissi, and had they and their associates made any more, and especially more coherent noise, local television news might even have been attracted!

Arriving outside Resource for London shortly after 7pm, lo and behold, I did indeed find said picket in place, apparently led by said Wimborne Idrissi. A very small picket, it has to be noted, of perhaps a dozen or so misguided individuals holding up small placards proclaiming their opposition to racism (which might have been quite laudable had they not been another ‘Jews-only’ club!) and handing out leaflets containing the usual J-BIG (and other such ‘clubs’) propaganda. It was nothing more than this, with its customary ‘quotes’ attributed to Atzmon, that were neither in Atzmon’s style of writing or speech, nor are to be found anywhere within the pages of The Wandering Who? nor in any of Atzmon’s other articles, papers and other writings. It was blatantly obvious that certainly none of the authors of this appalling drivel had ever read The Wandering Who? or any of Atzmon’s writings. Pure invention trying to parade as ‘fact’ – if these ‘propagandists’ were aspiring Goebbels’s they were on the right path but with a long way to go.

Likewise to be found on the pavement outside the venue was the target of all this hate-propaganda, Gilad Atzmon himself, bravely facing his detractors. Or at any rate, those that were to be found there.

Atzmon was calmly trying to engage his opponents in some sort of reasoned, rational dialogue – or as calmly as was possible in the face of the hysterical diatribe directed at him so venomously, anyway. Sadly, Atzmon’s seed of calm reason and rationale fell upon stony ground, no matter how hard he tried.

Even Atzmon’s sincere invitation to these pickets to come inside and raise their (perceived) grievances by taking part in the panel discussion was, alas, not taken up. Why, one has to wonder, are these would-be book burners so afraid of even any kind of dialogue?

Could the answer possibly be that these poor souls are so thoroughly indoctrinated that they are no longer capable of independent thought and reasoned, rational dialogue and can only repeat the propaganda that has been instilled in them?

Like all book burners, these wannabe neo-book burners seemed a pretty sad and sorry lot. Indeed, one could not help but feel some kind of pity for these people, purely as fellow human beings who seemed to be losing or have lost much of their humanism if not humanity.

They seem like lost sheep, led astray by a rogue. The ‘rogue’ here is not simply another individual, but rather, an ideology. An ideology that seduced them and then indoctrinated them into blind acceptance, robbing them of the ability of independent thought, of questioning, and of reason and rationale.

How sad is that?

And thus, these misguided sheep not only refuse to read or listen for themselves, instead preferring their inventions and those of their ideology (including re-inventing the very words of their opponents), but are filled with the burning ambition to prevent anyone else from doing so. Thus they become modern-day book burners who try and prevent everyone else from reading or listening to whatever they wish, even if that might turn out to be something uncomfortable or disquieting.

However, in this particular instance at least, their best efforts seem to have turned out entirely counter-productive. The panel discussion as part of the launch of Atzmon’s The Wandering Who?was very well attended, with some seventy or so individuals nearly filling the hall at Resource for London. Not only that, the book itself has seen phenomenal sales and is already going into a second edition mere weeks after publication. Not bad for an although highly accessible but essentially academic book on essentially Jewish subject matter, surely. Indeed, when one looked at the peri-publication rankings of The Wandering Who?on both and Amazon UK, these were nothing short of sensational. Even now, almost a fortnight after publication, the rankings are still quite remarkable, especially for a book of this kind.

Interesting as the picketing on the pavement outside Resource for London may have been, what of ‘the real beef,’ the Panel Discussion inside, after all but the small band of protesters abandoned the former for the more comfortable latter?

The proceedings were started by the facilitator, Irving Rappaport (a commercial and community mediator and trainer with a special interest in the use of proven peaceful techniques for the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts both internationally and in the UK), who, after introducing himself continued to introduce the members of the panel.

These consisted of the author of The Wandering Who? – A Study of Jewish Identity Politics, Gilad Atzmon, modern jazz legend, author, philosopher, and courageous seeker of truth, freedom and beauty, who should need no further introduction here, and Oren Ben Dor, Glenn Bowman, and Karl Sabbagh.

Oren Ben Dor, a Reader in the Philosophy of Law at The University of Southampton, is also the author of Constitutional Limits and the Public Sphere (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000); Thinking about Law: in Silence with Heidegger (Oxford: Hart Publishing 2007). He also is the editor of Law and Art: Ethics, Aesthetics, Justice (London: Routledge 2011). Ben Dor writes on the uncanny origin of political emergence as well as on originary violence in Palestine. He explores the existential relationship between the Jewish and the Zionist Questions.

Glenn Bowman is a Social Anthropologist who has worked in Jerusalem and the West Bank throughout the past 25 years. He is concerned with religion and identity politics, an interest which also involved him in (now former) Yugoslavia between 1990 and the present.

Karl Sabbagh is a journalist, television producer and the author of several books including A Rum Affair, Power Into Art, Dr Riemann’s Zeros and Palestine: A Personal History. He is currently the publisher of Hesperus Press.

Introductions done with, Facilitator Rappaport continued by outlining the subject at hand and exploring certain salient points of The Wandering Who? and media reactions to the book. My personal feeling was that this might have been achieved with somewhat more brevity in order to leave more time for the actual discussion.

This feeling also extended to much of the panel members’ individual statements on the subject and The Wandering Who?itself that followed. Moreover, given that this was a public event, a good amount of what was stated by some of the panel members would have gone straight above the heads of a general public audience on account of simply (or rather, not!) being far too erudite. Admittedly, academics tend to find it difficult to speak at a level that the average well-educated person can follow, without sounding condescending, even today. But it has to be said, some of them even left me struggling.

Above all though, as already mentioned, greater brevity by the panel would have been very desirable as there seemed relatively little time left for the actual discussion.

However, the discussion turned out to be a matter of quality above quantity. A good number of interesting points, both pro and contra, were raised by members of the audience and answered in turn by members of the panel. It might have helped the flow of continuity if one point had been answered at a time, rather than two or three at once. However, all in all the discussion was conducted in an excellent and fair manner and facilitator Irving Rappaport did not need to be called upon to ensure fair and even-handed conduct.

Going slightly beyond the allotted time, the event ended with Gilad Atzmon making himself available to sign copies of The Wandering Who? A good number of attendees seemed to take advantage of this.

Overall, the event must be considered an unqualified success and was highly stimulating, challenging and illuminating.

The entire Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics was covered by film maker Tali Atzmon, so videos of the event should be available on the web shortly and also on this site.

If you haven’t read ‘the book they’d like to burn’ yet, i.e., Atzmon’s The Wandering Who? it is highly recommended reading and in spite of the best efforts of the wood-be book burners it is widely available. It may be disturbing to many, but it is everybody’s democratic right to read (or hear) what might disturb them.


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America Vanquished, Part 2: America under Jewish Rule, by Dr Lasha Darkmoon


“When the world looks at America, what it sees is an Israeli colony.
— Paul Craig Roberts

America has been taken over.

Slowly and imperceptibly, duped by lies and lulled into complacency, Americans have let their country slip into the hands of a fifth column: of  a hostile ethnic elite whose primary allegiance is to Israel, a country built on stolen land and engaged in systematic genocide.

This is the rogue state that is arguably responsible for the greatest mass murder in history: the catastrophe of 9-11. If scientific evidence and forensic logic are anything to go on, Israel has to be suspect number one here, given its unbroken record of terrorism and its endless breaches of international law. Any country that can orchestrate such a spectacular crime and get away with it—while somehow managing to pin the blame on nineteen Arabs with box cutters—is clearly a force to be reckoned with.

More than 200 senior military, intelligence, and law enforcement officials, including two generals, have now questioned the 9-11 Commission’s report. They have been joined by over 1500 top architects and engineers, 250 pilots and aviation experts, 400 university professors, and 250 survivors and their families. David Ray Griffin, author of eleven books on 9-11 and a distinguished professor emeritus, has concluded definitively: “All the proffered evidence that America was attacked by Muslims on 9-11 appears to have been fabricated.”

Dr Alan Sabrosky, former director of the Army War College, has upped the ante and unequivocally identified Israel as the guilty party.  “What we need to stand up and say is not only did they [the Israelis] attack the USS Liberty, but that it is 100 percent certain 9/11 was a Mossad operation.”

Personally, I am not altogether sure about this. That Israel has to be Suspect Number One, given the plethora of suppressed evidence pointing in its direction, is undeniable. Unless there is an impartial investigation led by a panel of experts with no ties to Israel, we can never be sure who committed this monstrous crime.

If any further proof were needed of America’s abject enslavement to Zionist interests, however, it would be Obama’s humiliation at the hands of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year. This humiliation has occurred on three separate occasions: in September 2009, in July 2010, and again only last May. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank writes almost gloatingly of Obama flying “the white flag of surrender” in the White House—where he sat “routed and humiliated.”

Obama’s offense?

He had asked the Israelis to observe international law by stopping settlement construction on Palestinian land. He had pleaded with them to withdraw to the 1967 borders, in accordance with UN Resolution 242—a reasonable enough request which every American President before him has asked the Israelis to consider in the interests of peace.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s response? — “Israel will NOT return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967!”

So how is it that this rude and recalcitrant “ally” of America still continues to receive its $3 billion a year subsidy? Is America so besotted with love for the Jewish state that it cannot say ‘No’? Silly question. Since it rests on the Chomskyite assumption that America is still the lord and master and little Israel the dependent colony.

The riddle is easily solved if one turns Chomsky’s assumption on its head: organized Jewry, having taken over America, has transformed it into an Israeli colony. The $8.2 million per day that the American taxpayer pays his Jewish master is not a subsidy. It is tribute money. It is a tax or levy imposed on a vanquished people by their conquerors.

Hear the note of contempt for one’s own President in this extraordinary account of  Obama’s humiliation at the hands of Netanyahu, his Jewish victor:

Netanyahu beat Obama like a red-headed stepchild; he played him like a fiddle; he pounded him like a big brass drum. The Prime Minister of Israel danced rings around his arrogant, professorial opponent. The Prime Minister mopped the floor with our guy….Bibi ripped him to shreds…demonstrating to the whole world that the Prime Minister of Israel has substantially more support in both the House and the Senate than the President of the United States. [Emphasis added]

I guess that says it all. Poor Obama. He has been symbolically castrated and buried in excrement up to the neck. Those 29 standing ovations Netanyahu received in Congress were equivalent to a lump of spit in the President’s face.

According to political pundit Philip Giraldi, this was “the first time in recorded history that a small nation with less than eight million citizens has subjugated a much larger country with a population of more than 310 million.”

The Zionization of America is complete, with AIPAC appointing the government and 60 million Christian Zionists ready to die for their new masters in Jerusalem.

America is now Israel’s slave.


“I’ve never seen a President stand up to them. They always get what they want. If the American people understood what a grip those people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms.” (Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1983)

At this point I feel the need to apologize for the picture of the finger-wagging rabbi at the end of Part 1 of this essay, together with the inflammatory words he is purported to have uttered about the Jewish desire for world domination. I can hear my critics cry: “Silly airhead, why do you spout all this Protocolian poppycock? Don’t you know the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an anti-Semitic forgery?”

Yes, I confess with a sigh that I have heard the word “forgery” often advanced as a reason not to read this brilliant political treatise, second only to Plato’s Republic in its profundity.

What I am saying, however, has nothing to do with the Protocols.

I am not a conspiracy theorist. I am a historian who is interested only in facts. Truth alone stirs my heart.

Let’s take another quick look at Zionism.

In a recent essay called Why Palestine is Important, Israel Shamir presents a picture that puts this entire Protocolian nonsense into perspective:

Palestine is important because it is believed to be a linchpin of Empire, one of the key points necessary to control the world. Such was the conviction of the 19th century British Empire-builders of the Rhodes variety….Once an arcane theory developed by HJ Mackinder, it has grown up to become a driving force behind globalism …. Mackinder planned the subjugation of the whole planet to the Empire …. Napoleon [had earlier] toyed with the idea of planting Jews in Palestine as France’s foot soldiers, but there were no takers among Jews. The Brits achieved what the French could not.

Zionism, in other words, according to Shamir’s recent take on the subject, was a British inspiration and a tool in the armory of Pax Britannica. It was the way the Brits intended to conquer the world. They would plonk the unwanted Jews in Palestine as their proxies. Israel, in effect, was to be a British colony. And Lord Balfour, when he drew up the famous Balfour Declaration in 1917, had a glint in his beady little eye. He was more interested in advancing the designs of the British Empire than in being nice to the Jews.

If all this is true—and I think it possibly is—we can see what happened next. By 1948 the British Empire had collapsed in ruins. It was no longer in a position to use Israel as its cat’s paw. Another emerging nation however, the chief beneficiary of World War II, certainly was. This was America. Yet even as far back as 1948, America was largely controlled by its Jews. Their influence, though it was to grow by leaps and bounds  after 1967, was enormous even in 1948.

It was the Jews who twisted President Truman’s arm and got him to give his full backing to their fledgling state. It was the Jews again, through the vengeful  Morgenthau, as I indicated in Part 1 of this essay, who were to make life a living hell for the conquered Germans in the aftermath of World War II. The Jews were always in the background, it seems, the shadowy lurkers in the cabbage patch of history.

The colony that the Brits had failed to acquire in the Middle East, Israel, was inherited by America. So Chomsky was right after all. To start with, anyway. Israel was to be America’s aircraft carrier in the Middle East. The Americans would use it as a gigantic military base from which to plunder Arab oil. Nor would they have any problems with Ben Gurion’s dreams of a Greater Israel stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates. After all, why not give the Jews what they wanted?

Greater Israel was simply to be an extension of America: its fifty-first state.

Things didn’t work out as planned. The best-laid schemes of mice and men, we are told, often go askew. The tables were turned on the simple-minded Americans. The Jews were much smarter than their WASP masters could ever be. They had acquired through three thousand years of bitter experience the arts of duplicity and cunning. Guile was their genetic patrimony. They were the Ultimate Survivors.

One has to hand it to the Jews. The hitherto oppressed decided to become the oppressors. The former victims decided to take on the role of predators. The cat’s paw decided it would rather be the Cat from now on—and it became the Cat’s Pajamas.

In short, the Jews took over America and turned it into a Jewish colony. As simple as that. Their American hosts were hoist with their own petard.

But why worry? American Jews are Americans, are they not? If they’re smart enough to take over America, as they have demonstrably done, why shouldn’t they proceed to the next logical step and take over the world—yes, dominate the world  through America? No one denies this is America’s aim: full spectrum dominance. So if the Jews control America, and if America controls the world, doesn’t it follow logically that the Jews control the world? The logic is irrefutable.

Jewish world domination takes on a different perspective when viewed through this historical prism. No “conspiracy theories” here. No hook-nosed Jews grasping the globe in their cruel talons. No Illuminati trying to sodomize your children and drink their blood. Just logic. Just history. Just America striving for full-spectrum dominance with Jews leading the pack.

You could say the wild-eyed dreams of the Protocols have at last been realized, but not in the way their original masterminds intended.

The shape of things to come…?

Allow me now to present the testimony of Eustace Mullins, if only for the vivid pictures he presents to the mind of the terrors endured by millions of Russian Christians in Bolshevik Russia when it was under Jewish hegemony. Could this be the fate of American Christians in the not too distant future?

There are too many well documented massacres in history in which the Jews tortured and murdered their victims with the greatest glee, gloating in such barbaric practices as tearing out the hearts of women and children and smearing the blood on their faces.

The orgy of murder, torture and pillage which followed the Jewish triumph in Russia [after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917] has never been equaled in the history of the world. The Jews were free to indulge their most fervent fantasies of mass murder of helpless victims.

Christians were dragged from their beds, tortured and killed. Some were actually sliced to pieces, bit by bit, while others were branded with hot irons, their eyes poked out to induce unbearable pain.

Others were placed in boxes…then hungry rats placed in the boxes to gnaw upon their bodies. Some were nailed to the ceiling by their fingers or by their feet, and left hanging until they died of exhaustion.

Others were chained to the floor and hot lead poured into their mouths. Many were tied to horses and dragged through the streets of the city, while the mob attacked them with rocks and kicked them to death.

Mothers were taken to the public square and their babies snatched from their arms….the baby [was] tossed into the air while another member of the mob rushed to catch it on the tip of his bayonet.

Pregnant Christian women were chained to trees and their babies cut out of their bodies.  (See here)

“We should never forget what happened when Jews were a hostile elitein the USSR,” Prof. Kevin MacDonald notes bleakly. “The loathing and contempt for the traditional people and culture of Russia was a major factor in the avid Jewish participation in the greatest crimes of the 20thcentury.”

MacDonald is referring to the systematic murder of over 50 million Russians under Lenin and Stalin: a period of mass murder spanning 36 years (1917-1953).

The new American elite—as I pointed out in Part 1 of this article, “America as an Israeli Colony”—is a Jewish elite. Exactly like the elite in Bolshevik Russia and Stalin’s USSR. And it is essentially a hostile elite that loathes the nation it rules.

So we need to watch out.

Because what happened to millions of Russians in the first half of the 20thcentury—systematic genocide—could well happen to millions of Americans in the foreseeable future.

“It is quite possible,” Kevin MacDonald muses, “that we are entering into a racial dystopia of unimaginable cruelty.”

A game called Survival

The extraordinary success of the Jews, who make up only 2.5 percent of America’s population, can be attributed to meticulous organization, coordination and networking. This advantageous cohesiveness derives from an evolutionary characteristic of the Jews: an exceptionally strong ethnocentricism which has enabled them to infiltrate almost every single organization that could possibly threaten them as a group. In America, highly gifted Jews whose primary loyalty is to Israel have managed to insinuate their way into key policy positions, including the Departments of Treasury and State, the Pentagon, the National Security Council and the White House.

Over the past 24 months not a single policy maker [James Petras tells us] has voiced any criticism of Israel’s most heinous crimes, ranging from the savaging of Gaza to the massacre of the humanitarian flotilla and the expansion of new settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank….Many of the leading Zionist policy makers rose to power through a deliberate strategy of infiltrating the government to shape policy promoting Israel’s interest over and above the interests of the US populace.

If the goyim have lost the game of life and their hard-won freedoms to the Jews, it was because they didn’t know they were playing a game in the first place. A game for the highest possible stakes.

A game called Survival.


The world that awaits us, if our New Masters prevail, will be a grim dystopia.    It will be a spiritual wasteland in which an unprincipled elite rides roughshod over the teeming masses. It will be a cruel world of exploitation, moral darkness, and unspeakable brutality.

“Death solves all problems,” Stalin quipped cynically. “No man, no problem.” When mass extermination becomes the miracle cure, exciting times can be expected.

In Otto Friedrich’s widely acclaimed Holocaust study, The Kingdom of Auschwitz, a concentration camp survivor is quoted as saying:

Concentration camp existence taught us that the whole world is really like a concentration camp. The world is ruled by neither justice nor morality. Crime is not punished nor virtue rewarded. The world is ruled by power. We are laying the foundation for some new, monstrous civilization.

An innocent victim of this “new, monstrous civilization”, a Palestinian child, his arm cut off by an Israeli settler for throwing a stone. (See here)

So this is where we are now: in the eye of the storm.

America, once a democracy, is now a crypto-fascist country ruled by a corporate and cosmopolitan elite. “There is no freedom, no democracy, and no government accountability in Amerika, a fascist state,” Paul Craig Roberts concludes ruefully in one of his recent essays.

The Jews, fulfilling the wildest dreams conjured up in the Protocols, stand surveying the killing fields of the world they have conquered. Iraq and Afghanistan lie in ruins, thanks to their machinations. Iran lies in the cross-hairs, awaiting its expected doom. And meanwhile in America, as the body bags are flown in from foreign parts and the lurid circus of bread and games grinds on relentlessly, there is nothing much to live for except sex and death.

Stalin’s willing executioners, the Jews, are now the ruling elite in America. As in Weimar Germany, the Jews make most of the money and help to create a culture of neo-paganism and nihilism, decadence and despair. Nothing has changed except the country.

Russia, Germany, America — they all went down like skittles in a row.


“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”  — George Orwell, 1984


Dr Lasha Darkmoon (email her) is an academic with higher degrees in Classics. She is also a poet and translator. Her articles can be sampled here, her poems here.

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America Vanquished, Part 1: America as an Israeli Colony,Dr Lasha Darkmoon


“We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” — Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001

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“I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government,” Jewish columnist Joel Stein wrote in theLos Angeles Times in December 2008.  “I just care that we get to keep running them.”

Mr Stein’s reckless candor in admitting that the Jews ran America was to cost him his job at the LA Times.

If Americans have lost their country to organized Jewry, they lost it slowly and imperceptibly. Indeed, most Americans remain unaware that their country no longer belongs to them. They fervently believe they still live in a democracy. This was a takeover not without precedent, however. It had happened to Germany. It had happened to Russia. It has now happened to America.

Take Germany and Russia.

Germany, a mere shadow of what it might have been, is now a defeated and demoralized nation, thoroughly browbeaten by Jewry and terrified of their masters in Israel. Without stretching it too far, one could say that Germany has become Israel’s cash cow.

There is nothing particularly controversial about this observation. It had occurred to Eustace Mullins over twenty years ago:

To finance the State of Israel, which was created as a direct result of the Jewish victory over the Christian nations in World War II, Jews…now imposed enormous “reparations” demands on the conquered German people. To date, they have extorted more than thirty-five billion dollars from German workers, money which has been collected at the points of bayonets, not Jewish bayonets but the bayonets of the American Army, which has been maintained as an occupying force in West Germany for nearly four decades, solely to provide military power behind the puppet German Government which has as its primary function the furnishing of money for the parasitic state of Israel. (See here)

In December 2009, the Israelis demanded another billion euros from Germany ($1.4 billion). The survivors of the Holocaust, surprisingly, seem to increase in number with time. This prompted Norman Finkelstein’s mother to ask somewhat cynically, after she had been cheated out of her reparations money by the rabbis who administered the Holocaust Fund: “If everyone who claims to be a survivor actually is one, who did Hitler kill?

Mullins is not exaggerating when he says that the American troops foisted on Germany after World War II were in fact an “occupying force”: an army moreover acting on behalf, and at the behest, of organized Jewry.

It was the Morgenthau Plan, specifically designed by the vengeful Henry Morgenthau as a collective punishment against the German people for the crimes of Hitler, that was to turn post-water Germany into the largest concentration camp on earth.”

As late as 1991, German chancellors were still being forced, like enslaved vassals under the Roman Empire, to sign an act of submission” to their Allied conquerors.

“The Jew Morgenthau wants to turn Germany into a giant potato patch,” Goebbels complained bitterly. He was right. Anti-Semites sometimes are.

Russia too, like Germany, was to fall under Jewish domination.

According to Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago, 66 million Russian Christians were put to death on the orders of the Cheka or Russian secret police. Those devising the tortures, and giving the orders to rape and kill ethnic Russians, were mostly Jews. Yuri Slezkine’s candid quote from historian Leonard Shapiro is too well known to be casually dismissed: “Anyone who had the misfortune to fall into the hands of the Cheka stood a very good chance of finding himself confronted with and possibly shot by a Jewish investigator.

Out of 388 members of the new revolutionary government in Russia, only sixteen were real Russians.  “Apart from one negro,” we are told, the rest were Jews.

These revolutionaries did their best to hide their Jewish identities by taking new names. Lenin was originally Ulyanov, Trotsky was Bronstein, Zinoviev was Apfelbaum, Sverdlov was Solomon, Zinoviev was Radomyslsky, Radek was Sobelsohn, Litvonov was Wallach, Kamenev was Rosenfeld, Parvus was Helphand, Martov was Zederbaum, Bohrin was Nathanson. Not one of these Jewish revolutionaries was prepared to go under his own name or be identified as a Jew. Under Stalin, merely to draw attention to the fact that unpopular officials were Jewish was to incur the death penalty.

Another interesting titbit of information that court historians prefer not to mention is this: many of the Jews propping up the new Bolshevik government, happy to issue instructions for the torture and execution of Russian Christians, were actually Jews who had been shipped in from the East Side of New York. No surprise here. After all, the man who helped to finance the Russian Revolution from his base in Wall Street—to the tune of $20 million—was Jewish American banker Jacob Schiff.

A well-known French journal, L’Illustration, had this to say in its edition of September 14, 1918:

When one comes in contact with the functionaries serving in the Bolshevik Government, one feature strikes the attention: almost all of them are Jews. I am not at all anti-Semitic, but I must state what strikes the eye. Everywhere—in Petrograd, in Moscow, in provincial districts, in commissariats, in district offices, in Smolny, in the Soviets—I have met nothing but Jews and again Jews. (See here)

Germany…Russia…America. They all fell under Jewish hegemony. They had their hour in the sun, and then they had their eclipse.

It’s now America’s turn.

President George W. Bush and his Jewish entourage

“Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.” — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 2002. (Widely reported, see here)

Israel, America’s albatross

In Part 1 of my article, Goodbye, America, I discussed the problems facing America today and suggested that they are far more serious than those facing National Socialist Germany in the 1930s. Of the seven problems I listed, the four most intractable ones are these:

(1)     The nuclear-armed state of Israel and its Samson Option, neither of which  existed as threats to peace before the establishment of the Zionist state in the wake of  WW-2.

(2)     The presence of 60 million Christian Zionists in America who are hand in glove with our new Masters, aiding and abetting them in their violation of international law and the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.

(3)     The existence of a tentacular network of Jewish organizations in America, such as the ADL and AIPAC, holding the entire country to ransom; specifically, its mercenary and morally bankrupt politicans.

(4)       The lethal weapon of multiculturalism, a weapon unavailable for use against either Germany or Russia but now deployed to devastating effect against America’s Euro-American majority. “Global elites view the White Western world as the main obstacle standing in the way of a future world government,” Pat Buchanan is widely reported to have said in a 2004 speech. “Multiculturalism is a tool used by such elites to dismantle White Western civilization.”

Given that the Jews managed to achieve almost complete control of Germany and Russia even before the foundation of the Jewish state in 1948, it must surely be obvious that their executive power has increased exponentially with the acquisition of a military base in the Middle East, armed to the teeth with the deadliest nuclear warheads, many of these aimed at European capitals and some of them probably at the United States. It would be foolish to think that a country that killed Americans in cold blood in the USS Liberty attack of 1967, would have any scruples about doing so on a much vaster scale if ever America became the object of their hatred.

It is important at his point to consider the hidden facts surrounding the foundation of the state of Israel, if only because this will help us to get a better perspective of the Jewish problem.

The Jews were given Israel on the tacit understanding that most of them would go and live there, leaving the rest of the world Judenfrei or Jew-free. They reneged on their collective promise however—made implicitly on their behalf by their then leaders Theodor Hertzl and Chaim Weizmann—and they prefer now to regard Israel as a second home and place of refuge if things get too hot for them elsewhere.

Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, wrote in his memoirs:

Whenever the quantity of Jews in any country reaches the saturation point, that country reacts against them. [This] reaction…cannot be looked upon as anti-Semitism in the ordinary or vulgar sense of that word; it is a universal social and economic concomitant of Jewish immigration, and we cannot shake it off. —  Chaim Weizmann, Trial and Error (1949). Quoted in Albert S. Lindemann’s The Jew Accused, 1991 (p. 277).

Herzl himself had made the same point much earlier. Anti-Semitism, he wrote, is “an understandable reaction to Jewish defects.” And in his diary he added: “I find the anti-Semites are fully within their rights.” (See here)

Having been given a homeland on the tacit understanding that they had to go and live there, the Jews were clearly under an obligation to do so. The object of the exercise is otherwise defeated. So why is it that 58 percent of the world’s 14 million Jews now live in America and Europe and only 37 percent in Israel? It certainly needs to be asked: why were the Palestinians expelled from their own country in order to accommodate another people who mostly choose to live elsewhere?

A Palestinian woman being attacked by Jewish settlers

“Nothing here in America compares to the horrors of Palestine….
Women are raped by Israeli military officials….Palestinian children
are doused with gasoline and 
set on fire for the amusement of the IDF.”
— Jonathan Azaziah, Mizrahi American Jew

It is almost universally believed, thanks to Jewish ownership of the mass media, that the UN created Israel and that everyone was delighted when this happened. This is demonstrably false. Even the US government—or 99 percent of it—was adamantly opposed to the foundation of Israel. Indeed, former Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson was one of many who raised strenuous objections to America recognizing the Jewish state, predicting that “the West would pay a high price for Israel.” In spite of all these misgivings, the Jews got their state.

In reality [Alison Weir notes] while the UN General Assembly recommended the creation of a Jewish state in part of Palestine, that recommendation was non-binding and never implementedby the Security Council.

Second, the General Assembly passed that recommendation only after Israel proponents threatened and bribed numerous countries in order to gain a required two-thirds of votes.

Third, the US administration supported the recommendation out of domestic electoral considerations, and took this position over the strenuous objections of the State Department, the CIA, and the Pentagon.

Despite the shallow patina of legality its partisans extracted from the General Assembly, Israel was born over the opposition of American experts and of  governments around the world, who opposed it on both pragmatic and moral grounds.

(Emphasis added)

Why the Zionist landgrabbers should now be held in such high esteem in America and elsewhere, and their Palestinian victims spat upon and spurned at every opportunity, can be easily explained.

Apart from the Jewish-owned mass media which has managed to glamorize and cast a rose-tinted glow over its Frankenstein monster, the answer lies in one word: Holocaust. The Zionists have managed to convince the world that they are the moral legatees of the victims of the Holocaust. As such, they remain the Ultimate Victims.

Like Finkelstein, we are entitled to express concern over the cheapexploitation of Jewish suffering. It is an undeniable fact that the Holocaust is a major industry and that it is used as moral blackmail andcarte blanche for monstrous crimes.

Israeli writer Ari Shavit summed it up neatly when he said: “We maymurder with impunity, because the Holocaust museum is on our side”.

The Enemy Within

It can be convincingly argued, with a wealth of supportive quotations, that the presence of Jews in large numbers in any given country has always had catastrophic consequences for that country. (See Weizmann and Herzl quotes above). Organized Jewry has now spread its influence far and wide via the internet, newspapers, magazines and books. Hollywood, its most effective hasbara agent, spreads its poisonous propaganda all over the world, offering the ill-educated masses its lies and distortions and itslaissez-faire Freudian sexual morality. Meanwhile the porn industry,dominated by Jews, promotes the demoralization of countless millions, creating sex addicts even out of children and driving many of its victims todespair and suicide.

With the triumph of Jewry comes the subjugation and enslavement of the entire non-Jewish world. Christianity becomes the first casualty, the family unit the second. Homosexuality and radical feminism become more strident in their attitudes and more extreme in their demands, opening up a Pandora’s box of evils: the push to normalize pedophilia, for example, and the systematic corruption of children through the promotion of child porn in the classroom.

We are in a critical situation. It was never Palestine on its own that organized Jewry wanted. Palestine was simply to be their base of operations for the conquest of the rest of the world.  According to Israel Shamir:

Palestine is not the ultimate goal of the Jews; the world is.  Palestine is just the place for world state headquarters…..The Jews intend to turn Jerusalem into the supreme capital of the world, and its rebuilt temple into the focal point of the Spirit on Earth. Christianity will die, the spirit will depart from the nations in our part of the world, and our present dubious democracy will be supplanted by a vast theocratic state. De-spiritualized and uprooted, homeless and lonely, yesterday’s Masters of the World [WASPs] will become slaves in all but name….The Jewish universe is good for Jews. It is a curse for others.  In the US, as Jewish influence has grown steadily since 1968, the lives of ordinary people have worsened. A good time for the Jews is not a good time for mankind. The blessing of the Jews is a curse for others. The regimes that are “good for Jews” are rarely good for anybody else.

The runes are easy enough to read. From the domination of Germany and Russia, the Jews contrived to leapfrog to the domination of America.

We see through a glass darkly, but what we see through the gathering gloom is the grim specter of an American dystopia: a Third World country hardly worth living in for its rapidly diminishing Euro-American majority.

It costs the American taxpayer $12 million an hour just to keep US troops in Afghanistan, a country America decided to invade on a rollercoaster of neoconservative lies. “The neocons,” Gilad Azmon comments cuttingly in a recent book, “transform the American army intoan Israeli mission force.”

Incredibly, America’s closest ally, Israel, has yet to contribute a singlesoldier to Washington’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nor are American Jews particularly noted for their presence, let alone their heroism, in the fighting forces. And yet they fight with their pens most valiantly, far from the din of battle. It is they who beat the war drums the loudest, who profit most from the wanton slaughter of innocents, and who “get others to fight and die for them.

The days of wine and roses are over. The American Dream is dead. Like Germany and Russia before it, America lies vanquished.


“The goal for which we have striven so concertedly for three thousand years is at last within our reach. I can safely promise you that our race will soon take its rightful place in the world, with every Jew a king and every Gentile a slave.” — Rabbi Emmanuel Rabbinovich, speech delivered at a special conference of European rabbis in Budapest, January 12, 1952

Ruled by a Jewish elite and their Shabbat goy underlings, beyond the reach of international law and hated throughout the world, America is now an Israeli colony in all but name.

Continued in Part 2: America under Jewish Rule

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For years, Pat Buchanan has passed off white supremacist ideology as legitimate mainstream political commentary. And MSNBC continues to pay him and give him a platform on national TV to do it.

And he’s at it again.

Buchanan has just published a book which says that increasing racial diversity is a threat to this country and will mean the “End of White America.”1 To promote his book, he went on a white supremacist radio show whose host has said things like “MLK’s dream is our nightmare,” and “interracial sex is white genocide.”2

Buchanan should be able to say just about anything he wants. But MSNBC — a network that is now working to position itself as the progressive alternative to FOX News and CNN — doesn’t have to pay him money and give him an international television platform to spread his racist lies.

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MSNBC President Phil Griffin considers the network “the place to go for progressives.”3

But promoting bigotry and racism is anything but progressive. Buchanan’s laundry list of unabashed white-supremacy includes downplaying slavery,4 writing a book in which he advocated shutting down our borders to maintain white dominance and espoused the genetic superiority of whites,5 complaining that confirming Elena Kagan would put too many Jews on the Supreme Court,6 and even defending Hitler. Repeatedly.7

If Buchanan wasn’t paid money and given a powerful media platform, he’d be just another person with outdated, extremist ideas. But it’s irresponsible and dangerous for MSNBC to promote his hateful views to an audience of millions.

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1.“Twelve Pretty Racist Or Just Crazy Quotes From Pat Buchanan’s New Book,”Jillian Rayfield, Talking Points Memo, 10-24-2011.
2. “Pat Buchanan Appears On ‘Pro-White’ Radio Show,”Media Matters, 10-23-2011.
3. “Phil Griffin: ‘MSNBC Stands For Something …Is Really The Place To Go For Progressives,'”Mark Joyella, Mediaite, 6-20-2011.
4. “Buchanan: ‘What is happening now to white men right now is exactly what was done to black folks for years,'”Matt Corley, ThinkProgress, 5-6-2009.
5. “Buchanan Argues For Immigration Moratorium To Preserve White Dominance,”Judd Legum , ThinkProgress, 8-22-2006.
6. “Buchanan complains that with Kagan, Supreme Court will have too many Jews,”Media Matters, 5-14-2010.
7. “MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan defends Hitler. Again.”Media Matters, 9-02-2009.

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Saudi monarchy founder assured UK on creating a Jewish state on Palestinian

An ancient document has revealed how Sultan Abdul Aziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia assured Britain of creating a Jewish state on Palestinian lands, a news report says.

The document, expose the deep commitment of first Saudi King to the United Kingdom and his assurance to British authorities to give Palestine to the Jews.

The controversial document, written as a notice to then British delegate Major General Sir Percy Zachariah Cox, is yet another proof of Saudi royal family’s hostile approach to the Palestinian nation.

“I am the Sultan Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud al-Faisal and I conceded and acknowledged a thousand times to Sir Percy Cox, delegate of Great Britain, that I have no objection to giving Palestine to the poor Jews or even to non-Jews, and I will never ever violate their [the UK] orders,” read the note signed by King Abdul Aziz.

The note also expose the extent of Saudi royals’ fidelity to the UK government.

Britain used to attaché great importance to Saudi Arabia in 1930s, as it was located along the shortest seaway to India and Australia throughout the Red Sea and shortest air route to the east. Saudi Arabia was also close to the main British motor route and oil pipeline between Iraq and Palestine through Transjordan.

The ruling of Al Saud family also added to the importance of Saudi Arabia for Britain, as the UK believed ibn-e Saud kings could greatly influence the Arab countries.

Source: Press Tv

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Rabbi Goldstone Says “There is no apartheid in IsraHell”


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Zionist Rabbi Richard Goldstone

In pro-Zionist NYT op-ed piece, judge says ‘nothing in Israel comes close to the definition of apartheid’, further stating ‘charge Israel is an apartheid state is false and malicious’. Judge also comes out in defense of Zio-Nazi counter-terrorism measures

“The charge that Israel is an apartheid state is a false and malicious one that precludes, rather than promotes, peace and harmony,” Judge Richard Goldstone writes in an op-ed published in Zionist  New York Times.

Zionist Goldstone, whose UN report on Zio-Nazi Holocaust known as ”Operation Cast Lead”  in the Gaza Strip became a symbol of anti-Zio-Nazi diatribe across the globe, published yet another pro-Zionist opinion piece. In April, Zionist Goldstone appeared to retract his report in a Washington Post op-ed, in which he claimed it would have been a different document “if I had known then what I know now.”

Zionist Goldstone, who served on South Africa’s Supreme Court during the apartheid era, said, “While ‘apartheid’ can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations.”

“In Israel,” writes Zionist Goldstone, “there is no apartheid. Nothing there comes close to the definition of apartheid under the 1998 Rome Statute.”

The South African judge distinguishes between Zionist Arabs and Palestinians: “Israeli Arabs vote, have political parties and representatives in the Knesset and occupy positions of acclaim, including on its Supreme Court. Arab patients lie alongside Jewish patients in Israeli hospitals, receiving identical treatment.”

Zionist Goldstone does not ignore the problems and even discrimination Israeli Palestinian’s suffer from. “But it is not apartheid, which consciously enshrines separation as an ideal,” he stresses.

With regards to the West Bank, Zionist Goldstone says the situation is more complex. “But here too there is no intent to maintain an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group. This is a critical distinction, even if Israel acts oppressively toward Palestinians there,” he writes.

The Zionist judge also comes out in defense of Nazi counter-terrorism measures. “As long as Israel’s citizens remain under threat of attacks from the West Bank and Gaza, Israel will see roadblocks and similar measures as necessary for self-defense, even as Palestinians feel oppressed.”

What has been often termed by left wing activists as an apartheid wall is actually, according to Zionist Goldstone, a “security barrier built to stop unrelenting terrorist attacks; while it has inflicted great hardship in places, the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered the state in many cases to reroute it to minimize unreasonable hardship.”

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IsraHell seeking to upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities


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Israel is working on improving its nuclear weapons capabilities, according to a report by the independent Trident commission in the United Kingdom that was published in the Guardian newspaper on Monday.According to the report in the Guardian, Israel is extending the range of its Jericho 3 land-to-land missiles so they will have the capabilities of transcontinental missiles.Transcontinental missiles are generally thought of as missiles with ranges of about 5,000 miles.The Guardian also reported that Israel is also striving to improve and expand the capabilities of its cruise missiles, designed to be launched from submarines. Israel currently has three submarines and two more are under construction in Germany.

Israel and Germany are holding talks about the construction of a sixth submarine.According to foreign media reports, Israel’s submarines are meant to give Israel a “second strike” nuclear option, meaning that Israel can strike back with nuclear weapons from submarines at hidden locations at sea even if its nuclear weapons stored on land are harmed in an enemy nuclear strike.According to the report in the Guardian, the world’s nuclear states are planning to spend more than $800 billion in the coming years to modernize and upgrade their nuclear arsenals.

The United States itself will spend $700 billion dollars on such projects. Other countries that will reportedly invest in upgrading their nuclear arsenals are Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Israel, France and Britain.

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Syria mining Lebanon border


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Syria is planting landmines along parts of the country’s border with Lebanon as refugees stream out of the country to escape the crackdown on anti-government protests, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.

A Syrian man whose foot had to be amputated after he stepped on a mine just across from the Lebanese village of Irsal on Sunday was the first known victim of the mines, according to a doctor at a hospital in Lebanon where the man was brought for treatment. He asked that his name not be published out of fear of repercussions by authorities because of the sensitivity of the case.

The Syrian exodus to neighboring Lebanon and Turkey has proven a deep embarrassment for increasingly besieged President Bashar Assad, who warned over the weekend that the Middle East will burn if foreign powers try to intervene in his country’s conflict.

A Syrian official familiar with government strategy claimed the anti-personnel mines are meant to prevent arms smuggling into Syria. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. Witnesses on the Lebanese side of the border also told the AP they have seen Syrian soldiers planting the mines in recent days in two parts of Syrian territory: in the restive province of Homs and across from Lebanon’s eastern Baalbek region.

“Syria has undertaken many measures to control the borders, including planting mines,” said the Syrian official.

More than 5,000 Syrians have fled to Lebanon since the crisis began in March.

The landmines are the latest sign of Syria’s increasing isolation and just how deeply shaken the Assad regime has become since the uprising began nearly eight months ago. Assad, a 46-year-old eye doctor who trained in Britain, still has a firm grip on power, although the cost has been mighty: The U.N. says some 3,000 people have been killed by security forces.

Syria is a regional nexus, bordering five countries with which it shares religious and ethnic minorities and, in Israel’s case, a fragile truce. Its web of alliances extends to Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah movement and Iran’s Shiite theocracy. Turkey, until recently an ally, has opened its borders to anti-Assad activists and breakaway military rebels.

The crackdown has eviscerated Assad’s reputation, canceling out widespread hopes when he took power in 2000 that he might transform his late father’s stagnant dictatorship into a modern state. Instead, Assad has reverted to the same tactics that have kept his family in power for more than 40 years, using fear and brute military force to try to break the popular revolt against his autocratic rule.

Three residents of the Lebanese border village of Serhaniyeh showed an AP reporter a long sand dune barrier along the frontier where they said Syrian troops laid mines. Ahmed Diab, 26, said several trucks carrying about a 100 soldiers arrived in the area on Thursday and spent the entire day planting mines on the side of the barriers that is toward Lebanon.

“Since they planted the mines, no one dares to go to the border line,” said Diab, as he sat on his motorcycle near his home that overlooks parts of the Syrian province of Homs. Homs has seen some of the worst violence of the uprising.

Many Syrians cross the border into Lebanon regularly, some of them to flee the violence in their country. And the mines are the latest in a number of signs that Syria is working to prevent Lebanon from becoming a safe haven for the Syrian opposition.

There have been at least three cases this year of Syrian dissidents being snatched off the streets in Lebanon and spirited back across the border, Lebanese police say. The abductions have raised alarm among some in Lebanon that members of the country’s security forces are helping Assad’s regime in its crackdown on anti-government protesters, effectively extending it into Lebanon.

Syria had direct control over Lebanon for nearly 30 years before pulling out its troops in 2005 under local and international pressure. But Damascus still has great influence, and pro-Syrian factions led by the militant group Hezbollah dominate the government in Beirut.

There also have been reports of Syrian troops crossing into Lebanon to pursue dissidents. In September, the Lebanese army said in a statement that Syrian soldiers briefly crossed the border and opened fire at people trying to flee the violence in Syria.

A senior Lebanese security official confirmed that Syrian troops are planting mines on the Syrian side of the border, but said Beirut will not interfere with actions on Syrian territory.

“What concerns us are violations of Lebanese territory and Syrian troops’ pursuit of people on the Lebanese side of the border,” the official said on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Syria and Lebanon share a 230-mile (365-kilometer) long border, although it appears the landmines have been planted in Homs province — where some of the worst violence of the uprising has occurred — just across the border from Serhaniyeh, Lebanon. Mines also have been planted in the Baalbek region, which borders Homs and the Damascus countryside, witnesses say.

The crackdown has prompted the most severe international condemnation the Assad dynasty has seen. Sanctions from the European Union and the U.S. are chipping away at the beleaguered economy and many leaders have called on him to step aside.

Assad has responded with vague promises of reform, but the opposition has dismissed the overtures as meaningless while the military fires on protesters. As the uprising has dragged on, Assad has become more defiant, exploiting fears at home and abroad of regional turmoil, sectarian violence and Islamic extremism.

In an interview with Britain’s Sunday Telegraph published over the weekend, Assad warned world powers fresh from their victory over Moammar Gadhafi in Libya that the Middle East will go up in flames if there is any foreign intervention in his country.

Syria “is the fault line, and if you play with the ground, you will cause an earthquake,” he said in his harshest words so far regarding the potential for foreign intervention. “Do you want to see another Afghanistan, or tens of Afghanistans?” he asked, alluding to the 10-year war that has bogged down tens of thousands of foreign forces.

But given that NATO and the U.S. have made abundantly clear they have no appetite for another military intervention in Syria, Assad does not have to worry too much about a Libya-style operation against his regime. Still, increased international focus on his bloody crackdown could bring more sanctions and isolation on a regime that is showing signs of increasing desperation.

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NATO says will not intervene in Syria


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NATO ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Syria Monday but said Damascus should draw lessons from Libya, where NATO-backed rebels won a civil war that resulted in the killing of long-serving leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Western powers have been tightening sanctions on Syria but have shown no appetite to repeat their Libyan operation in the Middle Eastern nation where protesters have demanded outside protection from a crackdown that has killed 3,000 people.

Speaking during a visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said military action in Syria was out of the question.

“My answer is very short. NATO has no intention (to intervene) whatsoever. I can completely rule that out,” he told reporters.

“Having said that, I strongly condemn the crackdown on the civilian population in Syria. What has happened in Libya sends a clear signal. You cannot neglect the will of the people.

“You should accommodate the legitimate aspirations of your people and work toward democracy.”

Months of protests have failed to dislodge Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, creating an unstable stalemate in a country sitting in the heart of the Middle East.

Assad warned the West over the weekend that meddling in its affairs would cause an “earthquake” in the Middle East where his country borders Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Jordan.

In Libya, NATO military intervention played a decisive role in toppling Gaddafi, the third Arab leader to be overthrown after the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. Gaddafi was captured and killed near his home town of Sirte on October 20.

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US Soldier admits taking war trophies, denies murder


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Associated Press

An Army staff sergeant described by a comrade as “evil incarnate” cut fingers off the corpses of three Afghan civilians — but he had nothing to do with any plot to slaughter those unarmed men for sport, his lawyer said Monday.

A court martial opened for Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, of Billings, Mont., who has pleaded not guilty to 16 criminal charges ranging from murder to taking the fingers as bloody mementos. He maintains that, as far as he knew, the three killings early last year were legitimate engagements — and that his co-defendants conspired to blame him when they got caught.

“What you are seeing in this case is the ultimate betrayal of an infantryman,” Gibbs’ attorney, Phil Stackhouse, told jurors in his opening statement.

In some of the most gruesome allegations to emerge from the Afghan war, prosecutors say Gibbs and his co-defendants slaughtered the victims with grenades and powerful machine guns during patrols in Kandahar province, then dropped weapons near their bodies to make them appear to have been combatants.

Of the five soldiers charged as part of the so-called “kill team” within the platoon, three have pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Gibbs, who faces up to life in prison without parole if convicted.

Gibbs, 26, is the highest-ranking of those charged. Others in the unit, including some of his co-defendants, portrayed him as an imposing sociopath with little respect for life — a man who gunned down dogs without provocation, threatened fellow soldiers and who tallied his kills with skull tattoos on his calves.

Another lead figure in the plot, Pvt. Jeremy Morlock, testified Monday that Gibbs played with the corpse of the first victim, a teenager, as if it was a puppet. The jurors were shown graphic photographs, including one in which Morlock stood over the victim’s body and held up his head as though he had just bagged a deer.

A prosecutor, Capt. Dan Mazzone, told the jurors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle that Gibbs took advantage of weak leadership in the platoon to lead his juniors into the diabolical plot. This wouldn’t be a case where they have to second-guess difficult combat decisions, Mazzone told them.

“This case is the exact opposite: It is about premeditated murder,” Mazzone said.

Gibbs joined the unit in what was then known as the 5th Stryker Brigade in Kandahar province in late 2009. He soon began telling others how easy it would be to kill civilians, Mazzone said.

And when the platoon later came across a body that had been mangled by a helicopter gun, Mazzone said, Gibbs had reason to believe he’d really be able to get away with murder: As the platoon’s leadership watched, one soldier stabbed the corpse with a knife and posed for a photo.

“This platoon is out of control,” Mazzone said. “He sees weak leaders, he sees an opportunity, he sees soldiers who are willing to cross the line.”

Gibbs’ lawyer sought to lay the blame for any unjustified killings with Gibbs’ comrades. When Gibbs came to the unit, hash smoking was already rampant, Stackhouse said.

Gibbs, who had more combat experience than most of the others, did talk frequently of previous shootings he’d been involved in — including one in Iraq, when Gibbs fired on a car that refused to stop at a checkpoint, only to later learn that the vehicle was carrying an innocent Iraqi family.

The others may have misinterpreted Gibbs’ stories, Stackhouse suggested.

“On hash-filled nights, under a cloud of intoxication … they’d talk about these things,” he said.

Stackhouse admitted in his opening statement that Gibbs took fingers from the victims. He noted that while it’s inappropriate to take such trophies, soldiers are taught to disassociate war casualties from the human being they once were.

Gibbs is accused of a wide range of misconduct, from providing a grenade used in January 2010 to kill the first victim, an unarmed farmer in a field in Kandahar province, to directly shooting or tossing grenades at the next two in February and May of that year. One co-defendant, then-Cpl. Morlock of Wasilla, Alaska, said that he or Gibbs enlisted one other soldier to participate in each of the three killings.

Asked why he took part in the killings, Morlock, the first witness, testified Monday that the unit had trained to be deployed to Iraq, and were frustrated that at the last minute their orders were changed to Afghanistan. They wanted action and firefights; instead they got meetings, Morlock said.

“It was a lot of meet-and-greets, shaking hands,” he said.

Prosecutors say Gibbs also led a group of others in assaulting a soldier who reported drug use in the unit, and that he threatened that same soldier with fingers severed from the bodies of dead Afghans. That soldier, Pfc. Justin Stoner, ultimately prompted the war crimes investigation by telling investigators who were looking into his beating that members of his platoon had engaged in unjustified kills.

Stackhouse admitted that Gibbs took part in the beating to punish Stoner for going outside the chain of command to report the drug use.

“Did he get roughed up? Yeah,” Stackhouse said. “Was he brutalized? No.”

Gibbs and Morlock also paid Stoner a visit later to make sure he didn’t report the beating, Stackhouse said. Gibbs rolled out the severed fingers on a cloth, and Morlock told Stoner not to wind up like those guys.

“Is this shocking to Stoner? Stoner had seen the fingers before,” Stackhouse said.

Morlock has pleaded guilty in a deal for a 24-year sentence. Pfc. Andrew Holmes of Boise, Idaho, admitted involvement in the first killing and was sentenced to seven years, and Spc. Adam Winfield of Cape Coral, Fla., admitted involvement in the third killing and was sentenced to three years.

Winfield had previously tried to blow the whistle on the plot by reporting it to his family, who reported the allegations to Lewis-McChord after the first killing.

The report went unheeded, and two more civilians were killed before the defendants were arrested in May 2010. Winfield said he participated in the last killing because he believed Gibbs might kill him if he didn’t.

“He likes to kill things,” Winfield told investigators. “He is pretty much evil incarnate. I mean, I have never met a man who can go from one minute joking around, then mindless killings.”

Spc. Michael Wagnon, of Las Vegas, who is charged with direct involvement in the second killing, has a court martial scheduled for January.

Gibbs trial is expected to last at least until Friday. The verdicts need not be unanimous; four out of five jurors must agree to convict him.

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