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The Nazi holocaust: My response to my critics

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Alan Hart While with the BBC

The Nazi holocaust: My response to my critics

 

By Alan Hart

In this shortish response to those in the comment space of my own web site and others includingVeterans Today who criticised, ridiculed and condemned me for what I wrote in my last two posts (WANTED – A psychiatric diagnosis of Nazi holocaust denial, which was a follow-up toUnderstanding the real significance TODAY of the Nazi holocaust), I quote from a very long and in-depth interview with Samuel Crowell, the author of what some regard as the definitive books which make the case for Nazi holocaust revisionism.

On one very important aspect of the matter – in my view THE most important aspect – he and me are apparently in agreement. He says: Revisionism tends to be extreme in its rejection of Nazi atrocities.” (Atrocities which he does not reject)

Though I put it in my own words that, actually, was more or less one of my own main points. But…

There is one thing I could have said, probably should have said, to give better context to what I did say. Holocaust denial is not mainstream in North America or Europe. What I mean is that most North Americans and Europeans are reasonably rational and don’t deny the generality of the holocaust – the generality being the fact that lots of Jews were killed, exterminated, whatever word one wants to use. In my post Understanding the real significance TODAY of the Nazi holocaust, I did actually say by obvious implication that there was, is, a case for revision in terms of the numbers. And here, too, it seems, Crowell and I are of one mind. He says, The number of victims is an uninteresting argument.” I say it can be much more than that. It can be a diversion from the main point that many Jews were exterminated.

In my view those who do deny the generality are irrational and in some cases (some means not all!), as evidenced by comments on the Veterans Today web site, are driven by rabid anti-Semitism (loathing and even hatred of Jews).

One indicator of irrationality is in my view, and for example, the knee-jerk response to me quoting Dr. Hajo Meyer, my very dear anti-Zionist Jewish friend who survived Auschwitz. He has to be lying, quite of few of my critics have asserted. Why, I ask, does he have to be lying?  (I know Hajo very well and have spent many, many hours in conversation with him over some years. We lectured and debated together in South Africa and he has shared public platforms with me in the UK). When he tells me Jews were gassed to death in Auschwitz, I believe him. I also note that Crowell does not exclude the possibility of evidence emerging to prove that some Jews were exterminated in gas chambers.

On the subject of the irrational ones I received the following advice from an American friend who campaigns for truth and justice.

“My advice to you Alan is to ignore them. I have had a LOT of experience dealing with them over the years and have concluded that they are some of the most irrational creatures on the planet. For the most part they are angry, disenfranchised, intellectually lazy and marginalized, with neither spouses nor children, and which I personally think forms the prime motivational energy for their ‘activism’ – the fact that they are bored, lonely and sexually frustrated.”

That is no doubt a considerable overstatement on my American friend’s part but I think there’s a good deal of probable truth in it.

I also think it’s more than possible that some of the deniers are doing Zionism’s business, paid or unpaid.

My main concern was and is that holocaust denial plays into Zionism’s hands. It reinforces in brainwashed Jewish minds the idea that the world has always been against Jews, always will be, and therefore anything and everything the Zionist (not Jewish) state does is justified.

I am NOT in principle against revising anything including the Nazi holocaust. (How could I be when my three-volume book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews is a complete revision of the whole history of the making and sustaining of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, exposing and then replacing Zionist propaganda nonsense with the documented truth of history? And thank God or somebody for Israeli “revisionist” meaning honest historians like my dear friend and ally in common cause Ilan Pappe). What I am against is revisionism of the kind that is denial by another name because, it bears repeating, that reinforces Zionism. (Those who read me on my own site know that I regard Zionism as evil).

In conclusion I have only this to say to those who assert that I am a clever propagandist for Zionism – You are bonkers (crazy)! Go see a psychiatrist and get some help. Or obtain and read my book – I dare you to do that.

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The Falklands and Some Other Stuff

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British Soldiers during the Falklands War

The Falklands and Some Other Stuff

By Michael Shrimpton

 

This week has seen one of the more monumental diplomatic gaffes of recent years.  Argentina’s crass Foreign Minister Hector Timerman stated on a visit to London (of all places) that “The Falkland Islanders do not exist.” 

This comes on top of a campaign of Argentine lies, designed to boost Argentina’s threadbare claim to the islands, weaker than France’s.  Johnny Argie has been claiming that Britain ‘invaded’ the islands in 1833, ‘expelling’ Argentine settlers.  There were of course no settlers and the islands had been British for decades before 1833.

It is not clear that Timerman was trying to do.  The best guess is that he was hoping to trigger a crisis in Anglo-Argentine relations.  If so, he succeeded.  Argentina’s Embassy on Brook Street (it’s just up from the US Embassy and handy for Claridges, one of the CIA’s favoured watering hotels in London) may not be there for much longer.  It would make quite a nice base for a think tank.

The time has come to expel Argentina’s ambassador.  The Falklands are being reinforced but we need more stuff down there and should start planning for a major war in the South Atlantic.  This will require a major boost for British naval aviation, and more Astute class SSNs.  This in turn will require cuts elsewhere, preferably in the bloated $300 billion plus a year welfare budget, abolition of the failed National Health Service and withdrawal from the EU.

Thanks mainly to the Foreign Office British policy in 1982 was in a state of utter confusion.  Number 10 thought we were at war, but the Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office blocked a formal declaration of war, generating spurious doubts about the legality of sinking the ARA General Belgrano.  The confusion was exacerbated by the 200 mile Maritime Total Exclusion Zone, which led non-lawyers and stupid people to think that hostilities could only take place within it.  In fact the Argentines conducted an operation, which was foiled by good intelligence work, as far away as Gibraltar.  South Georgia, which was way outside the TEZ, had already seen an amphibious operation.  The TEZ only applied to civilian shipping.

We only booted the Argie invaders off our islands.  There was no peace treaty and the Argies were never required to abandon their claim.  This was part of the penalty we paid for our strategic errors during the war, such as not bombing Buenos Aires.  Sadly, the low level of Argentine casualties has meant they were not deterred from planning further aggression.  They would be a lot less talk of war now had Michael Beetham’s mighty Vulcans been allowed to turn downtown Buenos Aires into a parking lot.

A second Falklands war appears highly likely.  This time we will need to finish the job.  If we could finish off the UN too that would be a bonus.  They are far too sympathetic to the Argentine enemy, which could be a crunch point for UK membership.  They were an absolute pain in 1982, insisting on a messy end to the war.  There’s another crunch point coming up in the Eastern Congo, where the UN, as big a failure as the League, is backing Kinshasa, and we are backing the nice Rwandans, who have started playing cricket.  It would be good to see the SAS take on the shameful blue berets – it’s about time they took some heat!  No one in Britain – outside the Cabinet Office that is – has forgiven the UN its role in sponsoring the Rwandan genocide.  The Cabinet Office forgives genocide fairly easily.

That fine movie Judgment at Nuremberg was shown again on British TV this week.  Spencer Tracy gave arguably his finest performance ever, as an honest judge, who in the end votes to convict a fictional group of German lawyers and judges, who these days would probably be nominated onto the Supreme Court.  Burt Lancaster is very convincing as the dignified old judge who wasn’t a Nazi but sentenced Jews to death anyway.  Richard Widmark plays the Pat Fitzgerald character.

The movie captures the atmosphere of the late 1940’s when everybody thought the war was over.  Nobody of course was told that so far as German intelligence was concerned it was business as usual, indeed the Krauts got one of their allies – North Korea – to start a major war only two years after the events portrayed in the movie.

I think the war crimes trial were a mistake, indeed they were reduced to a farce when the Deputy Director of the DVD, Generalleutnant Erwin von Lahousen, was allowed to give evidence for the allies.  He was far more evil than any of the defendants and went on to support the single currency and the creation of the EEC.  The trials smacked of victors’ justice and the use of hanging for military officers was a disgrace.  I respectfully agree with Reichsmarschall Goering that he should have been shot.

My old friend the late Lord Elwyn-Jones, later a distinguished Lord Chancellor, was a junior prosecuting counsel.  He told me when I was a young law student that he thought the trials were wrong and he was right.  Of course he reported to British Military Intelligence and he was smart enough to have picked up that the trial process was being abused.  There is also the issue of jurisdiction, which could only have been de facto.

A couple of trivia points: the supporting cast included William Shatner, later of Star Trek fame, who played the aide to Spencer Tracy’s character.  It also marked, so far as I am aware, the first pairing of two of the lead actors in the brilliantly funny TV series Hogan’s Heroes, Werner Klemperer (‘Colonel’ Wilhelm Klink) and Howard Caine (‘Major’ Hochstetter, who usually appeared in SS uniform, with the wrong rank insiginia).

Apologies to my declining band of critics.  IT issues have prevented me from uploading posts, but if any one makes a substantial point I can always deal with it on one of my articles.

My congratulations to the Ravens.  No word yet on who pulled the plug, but it wasn’t the 49ers.

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Anti-Semitism is a Trick: A Brief Historical and Theological Analysis

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“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God” Romans 2:28-29

by  Jonas E. Alexis

 

Last summer, Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who once called himself “a Zionist pig,”[1] wanted to ban both Muslim and Jewish ritual slaughter of animals in the Netherlands. Wilders previously got accolades from both the neoconservative establishment in Europe and America and some groups in Israel.[2]

According to the Zionist reading of things, by the end of summer Wilders morphed into a full-blown anti-Semite because he wanted to ban both Muslim and Jewish ritual slaughter of animals. Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi Yona Metzger declared of Wilders’ stand: “This is the classical anti-Semitic way our rites have been targeted and demonized throughout history.”[3] Similarly, Manfred Gerstenfeld, an Israeli author, declared that Wilders was spreading anti-Semitism across Europe.[4]

Geert Wilders

Metzger and Gerstenfeld did not even mention that the ban was also against Muslim rituals. The ritual slaughter of animals by any group would have been prohibited, but because Jews were included in this ban, Metzger and Gerstenfeld saw the proposed law as anti-Semitic.

To put it another way, suppose Wal-Mart closes at midnight and does not allow anyone into the store until the next morning. Would it be anti-Semitic to say that Wal-Mart does not allow Jews into the store after midnight? According to the implications of what Metzger and Gerstenfeld propounded, it is.

We see the logical extension of this in other areas. For example, Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post has labeled Jewish professor John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago “one of the most high-profile anti-Semites in America.[5]

Caroline Glick

I personally contacted Glick to see if we could have a fruitful dialogue and to see if she could provide clear evidence for her extraordinary claim. I asked, “Would you say that if someone criticizes the American government or American policies, then by definition that person is anti-American?” She resoundingly said, “No.” Then I proceeded to ask by what logical inference she accused Mearsheimer of being an anti-Semite.

Mearsheimer is the co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. He and his co-author Stephen M. Walt of Harvard simply criticize Israel’s ruthless policies toward the Palestinians. I even challenged Glick to provide any statement in The Israel Lobby that even remotely suggests that Mearsheimer is an anti-Semite. I received no further response from Glick.  She was simply silent. Then I contacted another Jerusalem Post writer David Turner, who was more generous than Glick. (I will post our interesting dialogue here next month.)

In a nuthsell, the word anti-Semitism has been weaponized. All you have to do now is call your opponent an anti-Semite. End of discussion. Lest any reader doubt the veracity of this statement, listen to Israeli politician Shulamit Aloni as she was responding to the question of why the Israelis kept using the anti-Semitic card whenever legitimate criticism is marshaled against Israel:

“Well, it’s a trick, we always use it. When from Europe somebody is criticizing Israel, then we bring up the Holocaust. When in this country people are criticizing Israel, then they are anti-Semitic. And the [Jewish] organization is strong, and has a lot of money, and the ties between Israel and the American Jewish establishment are very strong and they are strong in this country, as you know. And they have power, which is OK. They are talented people and they have power and money, and the media and other things, and their attitude is ‘Israel, my country right or wrong,’ identification. And they are not ready to hear criticism. And it’s very easy to blame people who criticize certain acts of the Israeli government as anti-Semitic, and to bring up the Holocaust, and the suffering of the Jewish people, and that is justify every- thing we do to the Palestinians.”[6]

In order to understand the root of this logical breakdown, one has to go beyond the realm of the term anti-Semitism and see how it is carelessly applied in the historical and political landscape. The conflict is not about whether you are a Jew or not, or whether you like to support Jews or not, but rather it is about a theological struggle that has been in existence for almost two thousand years between Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism.

Shulamit Aloni

How did that come about? I have addressed this more fully in the current book, but let us summarize some essential key points here. (I must say that E. Michael Jones’ work has been instrumental in helping me understand this issue.)

It must be said at the outset here that a devout follower of Christ (like I am) cannot be an anti-Semite. Christianity focuses primarily on theology and the implications of that theology in history, science, politics, etc. This is why throughout the New Testament Jesus and His disciples used harsh language regarding the Pharisees and rabbis, not because they hated them, but because the Pharisees embraced a theology that would eventually separate them from God. In general, Christianity teaches that every individual has a place in the Kingdom of God once he recognizes that Jesus is the Savior of all mankind or that Jesus is the Messiah.

It is also false to equate a critique of Rabbinic Judaism with anti-Semitism. Again, a genuine Christian, by definition, cannot be a racist or anti-Semitic, otherwise he is denying the plain teachings of Christ which call upon all mankind to embrace the cross. The message of Christianity through the ages is that Christians must love everyone as they love themselves, precisely because God made of one blood all the nations of the earth, and “fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works” (Psalm 33:15).

A Christian must love others so much that he feels compelled to tell them the truth. Throughout the New Testament, we constantly see that both Jesus and His disciples stand in opposition to falsehood, even though they had a heart for those who embrace the falsehood. Those who were propounding falsehood after falsehood were primarily the rabbis and Pharisees, “who made the commandment of God of none effect by [their] tradition” (Matthew 15:6). Tradition? What tradition?

Just to be clear here. The Talmud is not a continuation of the Torah, or what is commonly called the Old Testament. When Jesus came to fulfill all the prophecies about Himself as the Messiah mentioned frequently in the Old Testament, the Pharisees and the Saducees were His greatest opponents. What was really interesting was that the Pharisees articulated the idea that there were two inspired revelations to the Jews: the written laws of Moses received on top of Mount Sinai, and oral traditions acquired by seventy elders who came to the base of the mountain but were forbidden to proceed further.[7]

According to traditions, God gave Moses the Written Law with “Comments,” and Moses “delivered the Comments to Aaron and his Sons, and to the Elders of Israel, by Word of Mouth, who by oral Tradition handed them down to the Prophets, and the Prophets to the men of the Great Synagogue.”[8]

So when Jews refer to the Torah, more often than not they are not talking about the Old Testament, but the Oral Law propounded by so-called seventy elders and later by rabbis and Pharisees. Over the centuries, this Oral Law progressively got codified into a theological text: the Talmud. As Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Immanuel Jakobovitz confirmed,

The true character of Judaism cannot be appreciated except by an intimate acquaintance with the Oral Law…What makes us and our faith distinct and unique is the oral tradition as the authentic key to an understanding of the written text we call the Torah.”[9]

Jewish scholar Jacob Neusner writes that the

“Torah is represented by sayings not found in Scripture, set forth by sages not credited with the authorship of Scriptural books. What is implicit, then, is that an oral component of the Instruction of Sinai, alongside the written part, forms the mediums of God’s revelation to the Israelite community.[10]

Since there is no historical and archaeological basis for this, the Oral Law took time to develop and refine. Judaism largely had its inception without a written text during the time of Alexander the Great, when Jews around the time began to define themselves in a new way of life, during which time it was called iudaismos.[11]

This is a long story, but let us focus on some key points. What is interesting to our understanding here is that the Pharisees moved on to teach that the oral traditions by the elders are much more reliable, much more extensive and much more accurate than the law of Moses, a revelation that was never written down, never known to the Jews at the time of Moses, yet somehow took precedent over the written law. Jewish historian Solomon Grayzel declares that this view is correct.[12]

In a nutshell, the Talmud is to the Jewish people what the Bible is to Christians. Moreover, the Talmud is in no way friendly to Christ and Christians. Jewish scholar Peter Schafer of Princeton, in his widely read study Jesus in the Talmud, maintains that the Talmud’s anti-Christian attacks on the Christian narratives in general and Jesus in particularly are done deliberately, and that itself makes

“‘Jesus’ and the ‘Talmud’ in a highly charged and antagonistic relationship with each other.”[13]

But these attacks are not surprising at all, since in the New Testament declares that Jesus was accused by the Pharisees of casting out demons by the prince of Beelzebub (Matthew 9:34; 12:24; Luke 11:15). According to the Talmud, not only did Jesus not rise from the dead, but His followers

“will be punished in Gehinnom [hell] forever.”[14]

Schafer continues to say that similar accusations such as Mary baring the son of a bastard child from her secret lover shake

“the very foundations of the Christian message.”[15] In addition, Jesus’ birth from a virgin is ridiculed in the Talmud; He is the son of a whore; Jesus, Titus, and Balaam are all in the Netherworld (Hell); Titus is burning in there over and over because he destroyed the Temple in A.D. 70; Balaam is sitting in hot semen; and “Jesus’ fate consists of sitting forever in boiling excrement.”[16]

E. Michael Jones writes that “while many Jews may never read such passages there can be little

doubt that they arose from the defining rejection of Christ by many Jews of His time, a rejection that finds echoes in present day attitudes to Christian converts from Judaism.”[17] And while many Jews and Jewish scholars take these passages seriously, as we shall see, some Christian scholars (largely dispensationalists) dismiss them as inauthentic or irrelevant.[18]

In other words, the Talmud and the New Testament are locked into a theological battle, and this battle has significant meanings.

I have to disagree vehemently with Bob Johnson in his article “Old Testament: A Window into the Soul of Israel.” Passages in the Old Testament cannot be taken in isolation without any regard to the New Testament. Moreover, it is not safe for a person to cite passages of Scripture here and there to make a point, precisely because the Bible is a very complex book and it has to be taken in its complete context, too much to detail here. Even in literature citing isolating passages without proper context can be very dangerous.

For those who are interested in making sense of the Old Testament from an exegetical perspective, I would recommend Paul Copan’s book Is God a Moral Monster?

Yes, the Jews were indeed God’s chosen people, not because of they had super DNA but because God chose them to bring light into the world. To be frank with you, the West is the West because God kept that promise through Abraham, Moses, and the prophets. Moreover, the Jews were chosen because it was prophesied that the Messiah would be an ethnic Jew. When Christ came on the scene, history had a different paradigm. Blinded by pride, the Jews began to see themselves as “God’s chosen people” even when they rejected God’s only Son.

We find similar implications when the Pharisees told Jesus that they are “Abraham’s seed” and therefore “Abraham is our father” (John 8:33, 39). In other words, they were declaring that they are God’s chosen people by blood and therefore Jesus had no business telling them to believe in Him in order to be a part of God’s family. Jesus denied their claims by saying, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham,” which means that they would believe in Him, for “Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad” (John 8:39, 56).

They further declared that God was their father, to which Jesus responded, “If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me” (John 8:42). After a long back-and-forth conversation, Jesus told them, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do” (John 8:44). They eventually tried to kill Jesus, but He “hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by” (John 8:59). From this point on, anyone who dared to say that Jesus was the Messiah or the Son of God was cast out of the temple (see John 9).

Moreover, Israel’s primary religious source is not the Old Testament but the Talmud. Although rabbis superficially cite some passages in the Old Testament to further their ideological cause, rabbis cannot live without the Talmud. Jesus Himself says to  them, “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” (John 5:46-47).

In other words, the logic is pretty simple. By rejecting Christ, the Pharisees also rejected Moses because Moses exegetically spoke of Jesus. And by rejecting Jesus, God’s only Son, they rejected God altogether. And by rejecting God, they cannot claim to be “God’s chosen people” any longer. Moreover, once Christ ismetaphysically and categorically rejected, then something has to fill the vacuum.  That something came to be known as the Talmud, which is a theological text for revolutionary ideology all through the centuries.

What I mean by metaphysical and categorical rejection is very simple. When Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, he admitted that “we [Pharisees] know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, expect God be with him” (John 3:2). Yet after the crucifixion, when the guards at Jesus’s tomb (who had been placed there at the Pharisees’ request) came to the Pharisees and told them exactly what happened on the third day, they refused to believe that Jesus was sent from God. After this clear evidence, you would have expected the Pharisees to set aside their preconceived notions about Jesus.

Instead, they bribed the guards to lie: “Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you” (Matthew 28:13-14). The Pharisees knew the truth, but they ignored it in order to maintain their own ideology. It was because of this tendency that Jesus bluntly told them that they were descendants of Satan, the father of lies (John 8:44).

Our last example is found in the book of Acts. When the Apostle Peter and others healed a man who was lame “from his mother’s womb,” the high priests, the Sadducees and other religious authorities agreed that it was a clear evidence that those Christians, declaring to do miracles in the name of Christ, produced some challenge. “What shall we do to these men?,” they said. “For that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it” (Acts 4:16; emphasis added).

Instead of doing further investigation and letting truth fall, they took the opposite route: “But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name [Jesus]” (Acts 16:17). And throughout the book of Acts, they systematically persecuted the church.

Rabbinic Judaism’s rejection of Christ is therefore metaphysical and categorical because it is done deliberately—in the face of, rather than in spite of, evidence to the contrary. The real-life consequence of that theological rejection is revolution and subversive ideology. Turning your back on Christ, who is the true Logos, will inevitably result in turning your back on logic and reason. Jesus Christ indeed defines ultimate reality, making the cross the turning point in human history.

Since Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life” and since “no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 24:6), anyone—regardless of ethnicity, race, or background—can become a child of God by accepting Jesus Christ.

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13).

Attacking Christ, the Sustainer of all things, invariably leads to attacking the logical, moral, political order of the world. More importantly, attacking Christ invariably leads to attacking God Himself. The theological and historical implications of Rabbinic Judaism are categorically hostile to Western culture, indeed to any culture built on the foundation of Christian understanding, something history clearly illustrates. In subsequent articles, we will produce evidence and succinct examples for this.

The oft-repeated term “the Jews” takes a somewhat different turn in the New Testament, most particularly in the gospel of John and the book of Acts; on many occasions, the phraseology changes into a theological conflict, and one of the theological meanings is that it is referred to as “the enemies of Jesus.”

It is that definition that is often used in the gospel of John and throughout the book of Acts. Once again, this has nothing to do with anti-Semitism but has a lot to do with theology, for the antagonists themselves were all Jews! Historians and serious scholars of various stripes need to get a grip on this, otherwise they too will get confused. I have talked to at least one academic and professor who loves the historical aspect of my analysis but dismiss the theological aspect. This issue cannot be fully understood without theology at all.

Professor Philip A. Cunningham, Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, writes that “the author [of the book of John] persistently uses the term the Jews in the Gospel as unbelieving opponents of Jesus, even though almost every character is Jewish, including Jesus’s followers.”[19] Cunningham faults John for using the term “the Jews” to describe the enemies of Jesus, and even suggests that John was angry. But one of the primary reasons he comes to such a conclusion is because the theological aspect of the New Testament is overlooked. As a theologian, Cunningham knows better.

Ethnicity is a gift from God and should be cherished by all decent people. Theology is where the issue lies. For example, Christ once told one of His disciples Peter, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” Does that mean Christ hated Peter, who himself was a Jew? No. And Peter did not think that Christ was an anti-Semite for saying that, either!

Another classic example would be when a woman of Canaan came to Jesus and asked Him to cast an evil spirit out of her daughter. Jesus told the woman, “It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs” (Matthew 15:26). Without further reading, one would think that Jesus indeed did not come to save those who were perishing. Yet the story does not end there. The woman then responded, “Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” To which Jesus said, “O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt” (Matthew 15:27-28).

In the same vein, when the book of Revelation uses the phraseology “synagogue of Satan” to describe the Jewish sect that was persecuting Christians around that time, it is not referring to ethnicity. It is referring to, dare I say it here, a diabolical ideology which the Jewish sect was marshaling and which resulted in persecuting and slaughtering many faithful followers of Christ, including Polycarp in the second century. (Frankly, may I lovingly say in passing here that if you hate individuals or groups, you are certainly in darkness. And Christ would like to fix that darkness.)

Throughout the gospel of John we see that the word Jew has taken a dramatic shift—in many contexts it ceases to have an ethnic meaning but turns into a theological meaning that has theological implications. In John chapter 9 for example, we observe an interesting phenomenon. John tells us that the Pharisees had an intense discussion with a man who was born blind and whom Jesus had healed. The Pharisees, because they did not want to believe that the man was born blind, called upon the man’s parents:

“And they asked them, saying, is this your son, who ye say was born blind? How then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue” (John 9:19-22).

Wait a minute. The parents were Jews. The man born blind was a Jew. Jesus was a Jew. The disciples were Jews. So why did the parents and others fear “the Jews”? Well, according to John, the Jews who were in opposition to Jesus and His teachings here were the Pharisees who came to dominate the synagogue and Jewish religious life. As I document in the first volume, over the centuries the teachings of the Pharisees established the theological worldview of the Jewish people. That theological Weltanschauung has jumped from one era to the next, but its implicit theological disputation and ramifications have essentially and historically remained the same over the centuries.

It is this theological worldview that is implicitly hostile to Christianity and the West, and it is that theological worldview that we are confronting, not the people who can be generous and decent. This theological worldview has historical, economic, political, and spiritual ramifications—from the first century and all the way to the twenty-first century. Though some things have changed here and there, the classical definition still stays the same.

What has essentially remained the same over the centuries is that if a Jewish person converts to Christianity, he is viewed as a Gentile. In other words, the issue again is not about ethnicity! Even today, the Israeli government does not support Jewish believers in Jesus if they want to immigrate to Israel with total freedom.

Under the Law of Return, an atheist, skeptic, Reformed, or Orthodox Jew can claim Israeli citizenship, but “the state says they forfeited their rights to immigrate as Jews when they accepted Jesus as the messiah.” A classic example of this was one individual “who has been trying to obtain new immigrant status in Israel. Born and raised in an Orthodox home in Brooklyn, she sees Israel as an undeniable and inseparable part of her Jewish identity. The Minister of the Interior rejected her application for citizenship because she believes that Jesus is the messiah.”[20]

One Jewish couple, Gary and Shirley Beresford, who had been married in an Orthodox synagogue in South Africa and “observed the Sabbath and maintained the dietary laws of kashruth,” still maintained that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. Bad mistake. Because of this, an Israeli court denied them citizenship. “In rejecting their petition, Supreme Court Justice Menachem Elon cited their belief in Jesus.” [21]

Elon proves that the gospel of John was right all along when he declared,

“In the last two thousand years of history…the Jewish people have decided that messianic Jews do not belong to the Jewish nation…and have no right to force themselves on it…those who believe in Jesus, are, in fact Christians.”[22]

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz goes on to tell us,

“The state’s position is backed by all streams of normative Judaism, none of which recognizes messianic Jews as Jews…The messianic Jews cannot expect support from would-be allies on the other side, either. The Christian Allies Caucus, a Knesset lobby group that aims to further ties between the Israeli government and the Christian world, refuses to work with the messianic Jewish community on the grounds that it actively seeks to convert Jews. ‘We believe they work against the interests of the State of Israel,’ caucus director Josh Reinstein explained.”

The issue then, is not about whether your mother was Jewish, or whether your parents died in the Holocaust, or whether you are Orthodox or Reformed. The issue revolves around whether you believe in Jesus as the Messiah and whether you are going to support the Zionist dream. In a nutshell, the Law of Return—a law that allows Jews the right to return and settle in Israel—which was passed in 1950 and states that “every Jew has the right to come to this country [Israel] as an oleh,” does not apply to ethnic Jews who are Christians.[23]

The law was even extended to people who have only Jewish grandparents, but apparently not to full-blooded ethnic Jews who happen to be Christians and whose parents died in Nazi Holocaust.  In 2008, the court was a little lenient in granting some messianic Jews permission to settle in Israel. But these messianic Jews have to make sure that they do not step out of bounds in criticizing Israel’s government policies, most specifically with regard to the Palestinians—Jewish social scientist Norman Finkelstein could not even gain entrance to Israel because of his staunch critique of Israel’s policy with respect to the Palestinians.

Norman Finkelstein

In a nutshell, by discriminating against messianic Jews, the Israeli government just proves that this is not an ethnic issue or every person of Jewish descent would be granted citizenship. The issue is almost exclusively theological— one that the gospel of John addresses head-on. The early church was largely persecuted for this reason through the first and second centuries.

It is very important to note that in the book of Acts, the phraseology “the Jews” was also used to denote a denial of the teachings of Christ and referred to those who persecuted Christians. We read “after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him [Paul]” (Acts 9:23). Also, “But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming” (Acts 13:45, 50).

Of course not all ethnic Jews turned against the teachings of Paul, but those who came to embrace Paul’s teachings were persecuted by those who did not, which is another way of saying that Jews who embrace Christianity are viewed as Gentiles. Even Alan Dershowitz of Harvard now proves this point.

Dershowitz believes the word “Jew” cannot be applied to those who embrace Christianity.  He wrote in The Vanishing American Jew: “In America, and in other nations that separate church from state, one’s Jewishness is a matter of self-definition and anyone who wants to be considered a Jew or a half Jew, or a partial Jew or a person of Jewish heritage has a right to be so considered.” He clarifies, however:

 

“I do not mean former Jews who practice Christianity under the deliberately misleading name of Jews for Jesus. A Jew for Jesus already has a name: a Christian.”

Alan Dershowitz

What does this all mean? It means that the word anti-Semitism loses its political and moral force when a person takes a look at what is at stake here. Anti-Semitism is a code word for demonizing people who critique what Jewish organizations and the Zionists do not like. And you don’t have to be a Gentile to be an anti-Semite.

The late Jewish historian and renowned professor at New York University Tony Judt lost his position in 2003 as the editorial board of The New Republic simply because he proposed that Israel has become “beliligerently intolerant,” and that the Israelis and Palestinians should have equal rights to live together in both Israeli and Palestinian territories.

Judt, like Norman Finkelstein, lost much of his family during the Nazi era. In 2006, he was scheduled to speak at a Polish consulate, but his speaking engagement was abruptly canceled because largely the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish organizations called in and complained.[24]

The New Testament declares that Christ’s disciples stayed home after His death “for fear of the Jews…” (John 20:19).  This has hardly changed over the centuries. The thought police Alan Dershowitz and his mobs used threats in order to cut off funding for Brooklyn College when the college was trying to organize an event during which Israel was going to be criticized.[25] Anti-Semitism, as Aloni put it, has become a trick.

Perhaps one of the secretly known conversations that took place in the White House happened in 1972 between President Richard Nixon and evangelist Billy Graham. The conversation is now called the “Richard Nixon Tapes.” Graham told Nixon: “This stranglehold has got to be broken or the country’s going down the drain.” The stronghold is none other than Jewish ascendancy over American culture and policy. “You believe that?” Nixon queried. “Yes, sir,” Graham retorted. “Oh, boy. So do I. I can’t ever say that, but I believe it.”[26]

The conversation was not made available until 2002, after a Nixon court order has urged that it be made available for public scrutiny. By that time, Graham was aging and, in his defense, declared that he did not remember that the conversation ever took place, but later apologized if it ever did. “Although I have no memory of the occasion,” Graham declared, “I deeply regret comments I apparently made in an Oval Office conversation with President Nixon some 30 years ago.”[27]

Billy Graham

Graham even went further to say, “I went to a meeting with Jewish leaders and I told them I would crawl to them to ask their forgiveness.”[28]The Newsweek entitled the article in which Graham uttered those words “The Pilgrim’s Progress.” If you have read The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, you get the point. The article goes on to say that the revelation of Graham’s words in the tapes “was maginified because of Graham’s long time support of Israel and his refusal to join in calls for conversion of the Jews.”[29]

Yet once again this incident teaches us something deeper: we can talk about anything in America; we can talk about crimes and drugs in the community; we can talk about how the president is abusing his power; we can talk about the Ku Klux Klan and former klansmen, but as soon as a goy mentions Jewish ascendancy and behavior, then all of a sudden he is an anti-Semite. Here is the funny thing. Nixon, during the conversation, declared that Lifemagazine, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, among other publications, are “totally dominated by the Jews.”

Jewish writer J. J. Goldberg declares in his book Jewish Power, “It is true that Jews are represented in the media business in numbers far out of proportion to their share of the population. Studies have shown that while Jews make up a little more than 5 percent of the working press nationwide—hardly more than their share of the population—they make up one fourth or more of the writers, editors, and producers in America’s ‘elite media,’ including network news divisions, the top newsweeklies and the four leading daily papers (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal).”[30]

Jewish scholar Benjamin Ginsberg of the Johns Hopkins University made similar claims in his book Fatal Embrace: Jews and the Staes.[31] The book is even published by the University of Chicago Press. Yet, how is it that if a goyim just simply cites Ginsberg, he is therefore an anti-Semite?

In subsequent articles, we are going to ignore this anti-Semitic trick and present factual, historical, and reasonable cases. In the process, we are going to discover that Nazi Germany in particular was an anti-Christian movement and should never have been taken place. But it was largely a reaction to Jewish subversive activities. Had those subversive activities not happened, there would have probably been no Hitler in the 1930s.

Moreover, we shall discover that the prevailing notion among some popular historians that Hitler wanted to exterminate all the Jews of Europe is a thread-bare hoax, for Nazi Germany had thousands upon thousands of people of Jewish descent—and Hitler himself knew this. To this end, readers are encouraged to put on his or her thinking and historical cap in order to examine the issues that will be raised in subsequent articles.

I say this with honesty and it shall be consistent with the historical background I will present in subsequent articles. I also have to say to my fellow Jewish human beings out there who embrace the Zionist dream, I am on your side. As a Christian, I must inject my bias here. Christ is the solution to the madness. Just like Christians are commended to pray for their enemies, I too pray for the salvation of our fellow Jewish human beings, who need God’s grace like everyone else. (In the next article, we will develop this point further.)As the Russian-Israeli writer Israel Shamir declared when he became a Christian,

“I am daily grateful to Christ who saved me from the Judaic paranoia of hating and being hated, and brought me into the world of loving and being loved. And every Jew who has come to Christ by the way of rejecting the Judaic ideas, by upholding love for the nations, is a portent of Salvation.”[32]

Israel Shamir

And all serious Christians would agree with that.

The noted Jewish convert to Christianity Immanuel Tremellius in the sixteenth century eventually became a leading scholar. Having taught in places such as Cambridge and the University of Heidelberg, Tremellius is said to have uttered on his deathbed,

“Not Barabbas, but Jesus! (Vivat Christus, et pereat Barabbas!).[33]

Whether people of good will embrace Christ or not, they should alienate themselves from the Zionist madness that is slowly and implicitly heralding the death of the West.


[1] Quoted in Cnaan Liphshiz, “Far-Right Dutch Politician Brings His Anti-Islam Rhetoric Back to Jerusalem,”Haaretz, January 11, 2008.

[2] Mark Steyn, “The Spirit of Geert Wilders,” National Review, May 14, 2012; Robert Spencer and David Horowitz, Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (Sherman Oaks, CA: David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2011); Bruce Bawer, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within (New York: Broadway Books, 2006), 197.

[3] “Israel’s Chief Rabbi Warns Dutch Populist Politician over Kosher Slaughter Ban,” Haaretz, August 30, 2012.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Caroline B. Glick, “Column One: Mainstreaming Anti-Semitism,” Jerusalem Post, January 19, 2012.

[7] For a basic understanding, see for example Jacob Neusner, The Talmud: Law, Theology, Narrative (Lanham: University Press of America, 2005), xiv; Jacob Neusner, Judaism when Christianity Began: A Survey of Belief and Practice (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002), 6-9.

[8]Johann Andreas Eisenmenger, Tradition of the Jews (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Independent Research & History, 2006), 100.

[9] Quoted in Michael L. Brown, What Do Jewish People Think about Jesus? (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 2007), 32.

[10] Neusner, The Talmud, xiv.

[11] See for example Oskar Skarsaune, In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity(Downer Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 39-40.

[12]Solomon Grayzel, History of the Jews (Philadelphia: Jewish Publications Society, 1968), 241.

[13] Peter Schaffer, Jesus in the Talmud (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007), see introduction and chapter six.

[14] Ibid., 90.

[15] Ibid., 22.

[16] Ibid., 13.

[17] E. Michael Jones, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History (South Bend, IN: Fidelity Press, 2008), 18.

[18] Robert E. Van Voorst, Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), 104-122. While admitting that “we cannot be sure” of what the rabbis did know and did not know about Jesus, he moves on to state that “the third-century rabbis seem to have had no traditions about Jesus that originated in the first century” (120).  This gives him grounds to dismiss the Talmudic polemic against Christians as inauthentic.

[19] Philip A. Cunningham, “Jews and Christians from the Time of Christ to Constantine’s Reign,” Albert S. Lindemann and Richard S. Levy, ed., Anti-Semitism: A History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 55.

[20] Daphna Berman, “Aliyah with a Cat, a Dog and Jesus,” Haaretz, June 10, 2006.

[21] Ibid.

[22] Ibid.

[23] “Israeli Court Rules Jews for Jesus Cannot Automatically Be Citizens,” NY Times, December 27, 1989.

[24] Michael Powell, “In N.Y., Sparks Fly Over Israel Criticism,” The Washington Post, October 9, 2006; E. Michael Jones suffered similar treatment in 2009 when he was asked to give a lecture based on his book The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit.

[25] Glenn Greenwald, “NYC Officials Threaten Funding of Brooklyn College Over Israel Event,” Guardian, February 5, 2013.

[26]James Warren,  “Nixon, Billy Graham Make Derogatory Comments About Jews on Tapes,” Chicago Tribune, March 1, 2002

[27] “Graham Regrets Jewish Slur,” BBC News, March 2, 2002. It is no accident for Graham to reject what he had previously believed from his early years of his ministry, as he went on to endorse Hillary Clinton.

[28] “Pilgrim’s Progress,” Newsweek, August 14, 2006.

[29] Ibid.

[30] J. J. Goldberg, Jewish Power: Inside the American Jewish Establishment (New York: Perseus Books, 1996), 280.

[31] Benjamin Ginsberg, Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993).

[32] Israel Shamir, Cabbala of Power, 310.

[33] Quoted in James Morison, A Practical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Matthew (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1902), 581.

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Iran Drops Bomb on Hollywood

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Iran says: “Burn, Hollywood, burn!”

 by Kevin Barrett

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been ferociously attacked by the American motion picture industry. The attacks have grown more vehement in recent years.

Iran’s response: Drop a “truth bomb” in retaliation.

The multi-megaton truth bomb – the third Hollywoodism Conference at the Fajr Film Festival – brought together fifty authors, scholars, political figures and filmmakers to oppose and expose Hollywood’s war on Islam in general, and the Islamic Republic in particular. (Full disclosure: I was a participant in the conference, which ended Wednesday.)

Former Senator Mike Gravel, a Democratic candidate for President in 2008, said Americans are being fed a distorted view of Iran. “Everything Iran has done has been entirely within its rights” (to develop peaceful nuclear energy) Gravel stated at the conference. Merlin Miller, another US presidential candidate who ran with the Third Position Party in 2012, added: “The nonexistent Iranian bomb is not the real issue.”

America’s CIA and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei agree on one very important thing: Iran is not developing nuclear weapons. Supreme Leader Khamenei has pronounced nuclear weapons haram (forbidden). Anyone who understands the role religious authority plays in Iran knows that no Iranian scientist would even think of contravening the Supreme Leader’s ruling.

So if it isn’t about the mythical Iranian bomb, what IS it about?

Most of the participants, including Miller, agreed with Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) that Hollywood demonizes Iran for a fairly obvious reason: Hollywood, even more than the rest of the US media, is controlled by Zionists. Since Iran opposes Israeli apartheid, and supports the Palestinian resistance, Hollywood endlessly bashes Iran on behalf of Israel.

Weber cited quotes and statistics revealing that  Jewish power dominates Hollywood. According to Weber, the vast majority of Hollywood studio heads and top-level executives are Jewish and committed to Israel. Even at the lower-level but important creative positions, Weber argued, Jews are wildly over-represented. The result: Hollywood ceaselessly bashes Arabs, and churns out nonstop hate propaganda supporting Israel’s war on Islam and the Muslim world.

Weber cited Jewish Hollywood columnist Joel Stein, who famously tried to sweeten the bitter pill of Jewish-Zionist power with a dash of humor:

How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.

Stein concluded:

“I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.”

Stein’s column was a response to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) press release celebrating a poll showing that only 22% of Americans know that Jews control Hollywood. In other words, the ADL was triumphantly celebrating the fact that 78% of Americans have been brainwashed into believing an outrageous, transparently false lie (“Jews don’t control Hollywood”). Talk about chutzpah.

And speaking of chutzpah, Abe Foxman and the ADL predictably launched a counter-attack on the Tehran Hollywoodism conference. Oddly, the ADL singled out four participants: Senator Mike Gravel, Jim Fetzer, Merlin Miller, and yours truly as the leaders of what they termed “a rogues’ gallery of conspiracy theorists, anti-Semites, and anti-Zionists.” (Though I am honored to be attacked by the ADL three times in less than two years, I must point out that all four of us are anti-Zionists, not anti-Semites.)

One of the conference’s most stimulating and controversial speakers was Dr. Michael Jones, a Catholic who wears his anti-Jewish credentials on his sleeve. Dr. Jones argued that the “Jewish revolutionary spirit” is the source of Hollywood’s attacks on traditional values, including the religious values of Islam. If the ADL feels the need to attack anti-Jewish thinkers, they should target Dr. Jones and give his sophisticated and disturbing work some much-deserved publicity.

A key theme of this year’s Hollywoodism conference was 9/11 truth. European 9/11 authors Thierry Meyssan (France) and Roberto Quaglia (Italy) joined such Americans as filmmaker-politician Art Olivier, philosophy professor Jim Fetzer, 9/11 hero and eyewitness William Rodriguez, and yours truly. All conference participants, and every Iranian we met, expressed skepticism about the official version of 9/11 and/or belief that it was an inside job.

Many participants observed that this conference could not have been held in any Western country, where it would have been harassed by the authorities, boycotted by the media, and (possibly) bombed by the officially-tolerated terrorist group the Jewish Defense League. Many though not all participants are holocaust revisionists, making them unemployable in the US and subject to arrest when they travel to many European countries.

The entire conference – roughly fifty hours of high-quality videos of the presentations and interviews – will be archived at the website Hollywoodism.org.

 

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The Great Imposition

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The Forced Involuntary Servitude of America

by  Preston James

Like a covert inquisition without the obvious torture and murder of the Spanish Inquisition, an Evil Plague has descended on America that is transforming it from a Representative Republic based on Freedom and Liberty to an open air Prison Camp.

There is ongoing major asset stripping of the hard earned income of the American people by offshore based Banksters with the assistance of the USG and corruption is now occurring at every level.

USG tyranny is knocking on everyone’s front door.

To Impose: To establish or apply as compulsory, to levy, to impose a tax; to apply or make prevail by or as if by authority; to obtrude or force; to offer or circulate fraudulently; to take advantage or impose on one’s generosity.

An Imposition:  something that is imposed unfairly on someone; the act of enforcing unfairly or by fraud

IS TYRANNY BEING IMPOSED ON AMERICA BY FRAUD ?

It’s not too much of stretch to look on the New America as the next Gaza unless this creeping tyranny is stopped cold in its tracks. And the Battle of America, the Second Revolutionary war may have already started, provoked by the recent efforts of Congress and State governments to impose strict gun controls, gun registration and to transform normal law abiding gun owners into criminals by their legislative efforts alone.

When push comes to shove most law abiding Americans strongly resent someone in government trying to transform them into a criminal with the “flick of a pen”. And yet this has been what has been happening in America since the Assassination of JFK. All the time more and more meaningless freedom robbing laws are passed at the state and local level which make usual everyday practices illegal and needlessly restrict rights because of the abuses of a few criminals at the top which could easily be prosecuted from existing  laws if the government did its job properly and enforced the “Rule of Law”.  Look at the Federal and State tax codes and the thousands of absurd freedom robbing laws put in place to enhance the power of the government at the expense of “we the people”. This is nothing less than CREEPING TYRANNY at all levels of society.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME ADDICTED TO PASSING THOUSANDS OF FREEDOM ROBBING LAWS TO PROTECT SPECIAL INTERESTS AND NOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

What has set off this government addiction to passing more and more freedom restricting laws?  The full answer would take an encyclopedia chapter to describe, but here is a brief bare bones summary.

The covert invasion by an offshore foreign banking system in 1913 run out of the City of London is the primary cause and the root of all this current Evil and Creeping Tyranny.  This invasion by offshore Banksters has provided for the capture and control of the American monetary production and distribution system by these foreign based entities.  The system they set up is based on fake “fiat” (by decree only) “money” (i.e. debt notes which represent an interest and principal debt due to the private bank issuing the fiat money from nothing, as a paper or digital entry or with the “flick of a pen”).

This  whole Bankster system is based on extreme secrecy and pretending to be an agency of the USG when it is no more Federal than Federal Express.  This offshore Bankster system is based on the “magic” of Babylonian usury, an age old secret art used to create debt-slavery which was considered a grave sin by the Catholic Church in past years and is still considered such by those of the Muslim faith. The so-called “money” is issued as a debt (note) which can never be paid back because interest accrues to this “loan” and there is never enough money in circulation issued to pay off the principal and interest that is lent to the USG and the citizens.  So we have a situation in America where an offshore owned and based bank creates fraudulent debt-notes by fiat, labels it money, gets laws passed requiring it to be treated as “legal tender” for all American debts, and then collects interest for lending us our own money which allows them to become masters over the fruits of our labor and our very labor, earnings and acquisitions.  What a racket those Babylonians developed, this secret debt-based usurial money magic!

The result is that more money is issued and lent in large amounts to the USG to spend on any thing it wants and the total amount of “money” in circulation constantly expands.  Doubt this, just examine any chart based on the increasing debased value of this fiat debt ”money” over time.  Alas, a dollar from the date of the origin of this offshore owned private American central bank is now worth approximately 3 cents now.  Once you understand this sleight of hand scam, you can easily figure out the rest of the game.

So we have many thousands of homeless folks on the street of America, and many are Vets who served their country with distinction but were abused, ignored and abandoned.  Many of these vets have serious unmet medical needs and have never gotten the respect they deserve.  This is completely unacceptable in America and must be immediately remedied at all levels.

Many American Soldiers feel they have been deployed in needless other people’s wars and this itself is a tremendous burden many have great difficulty carrying.  All this misery in America has been caused by the hijacking of America’s government and monetary production and distribution system by the City of London Financial District aka the world Banksters. What has America become under the occupation of a foreign based entity run out of the City of London Financial District?

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THE OFFSHORE BANKSTERS RUNNING THE CITY OF LONDON KNEW THAT IN ORDER TO KEEP THEIR ASSET STRIPPING SYSTEM IN PLACE, THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEVELOP STRONG ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO SUPPORT THEIR UNCONSTITUTIONAL, ILLEGAL FUNCTIONS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE TRUTH FROM AMERICANS AND PREVENT A MAJOR BACKLASH

As this offshore monetary production and distribution system was covertly imposed on America by wealthy special offshore interests to access strip it and set it up for future destruction.

This was accomplished by buying certain Congressmen (the way it is still done), and various support agencies were established to provide intel and enforcement muscle to protect this system based on usury and fraud and violation of the US Constitution.

The educational system was federalized and centralized and control was established top to bottom to make sure the curriculums kept secret power under wraps and avoided the most serious issues relating to the Founding Fathers and what they taught about Freedom, Liberty, and the public maintaining arms and being wary of the corporations which are now asset stripping America along with their partners the offshore Banksters.

Thus the various alphabets were created as support systems for the offshore Banksters and major international corporations and include such agencies as the US Treasury Department, the IRS, the FBI, etc.  In the past when Americans have tried to publicize the fraud of this privatized offshore run bank and rise up against this foreign money tyranny, a true offshore run monopoly, these agencies were used to harass dissidents, suppress truth or murder dissidents in some cases if deemed necessary.  And this still goes on today.

The FBI is noted for selecting folks of marginal intelligence or who are known to be seriously disturbed and setting them up as patsies or attempting to set them up and transform them into terrorists in entrapment operations which are technically illegal but common practice.  In fact almost every recent case of alleged terrorism inside America in recent years can be traced either to the FBI or CIA covert operations.  And there are many honest and good FBI and CIA agents, but their agency’s reputation is tainted by the small number of notably dirty covert operators who have a long and dismal secret history which is leaking out to the public more and more each day.

And Homeland Security, many now call the New American Gestapo, is the new poster child for this harassment of the American people by offshore Bankster power. It was set up by Marcus Wolfe, former head of the East German Stasi two years before he mysteriously died while serving as a “consultant” to the USG.  He would have been very proud of what Homeland Security is now doing to oppress Americans and trash their Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Of course we still have Fema, and it’s tyrannical plans, Garden Plot and Rex84 and their new upgrades involving numerous secret internment camps near railroad lines designed for dissidents in the future. And central to their daily functions and long term strategy to destroy the Constitution and Bill of Rights is their definition of normal average Joe Americans as “domestic terrorists”.

THE REVOLVING DOOR SYNDROME HAS BEEN GOOD FOR THE OFFSHORE BANKSTERS AND MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS BUT BAD FOR AMERICA

The offshore controllers selected various groups inside America to do their dirty work and to serve as cutouts. Since they controlled the production of “money”, they had all they wanted to bribe and/or buy almost any US Congressperson or USG official. And they developed the “revolving door” system of appointments.  If one was a good servant in Congress or a USG bureaucrat, a useful cutout with a proven track record providing what the Banksters wanted, they would then be promised and given lucrative positions in commerce after their “government service” ended.  Or if they were an exceptional member of one of their “member corporations” they would be appointed to high USG positions, have a Congressional or gubernatorial campaign paid for, resulting is the placement of one of “theirs” in a high position of influence. And of course the infamous non-profit tax free foundations and planning boards have been used to keep the USG in line and staffed with “players” and plenty of pseudo scientific studies that just happen to support the bankster’s wishes.

The phony War on Drugs and now the phony War on Terror have created a false pretext to justify and predicate the massive buildup of the US Military to attack foreign lands such as the Mideast and Africa, and build up a huge Stasi style secret police organization inside America which involves the consolidation of most alphabets into one centralized command allowing much easier control by cutout doofuses at the top of the control pyramid.  Many average Joe Americans as well as numerous high Military and intel officials now realize that 911 was an inside job, a Gladio style false-flag attack which was wrongly blamed on Afghanistan, Iraq, Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden (aka Col. Tim Ossman of the CIA).  Many also know that the USG is a major international illegal narcotics trafficker into America using cutouts and joint ventures with cartels, and launders massive amounts of money through some very large Wall Street Banks.  Periodically some of these banks get caught and have their hands slapped with minor fines.  No bank officials ever get charged with federal or state drug offenses which should require life prison sentences in many cases.

THE RECENT ATTEMPT BY CONGRESS AND SOME STATE GOVERNMENTS TO PASS SEVERE GUN OWNERSHIP RESTRICTIONS AND EVEN CENTRALIZED GUN REGISTRATION MAY HAVE BEEN THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL’S BACK

It’s possible that the recent moves by some States and Congress to severely restrict gun ownership in America and force centralized gun registration may be the final straw for many Americans.  These gun grabbers appear to have inadvertently forced the average American to draw a line in the sand over these efforts to take his guns.  They may have over-reached and created such blatant exposure of who they are, who they represent and what they are being instructed to do by offshore foreign power, the the JIG MAY BE UP for the first time across a broad spectrum of American Society. The more these talking heads from this gun grabbing group keep getting air time, the more folks are catching on to who they are, what they are doing to America, and who they really represent, which is offshore power trying to tyrannize, asset strip and destroy America.

Why the sudden rush to grab guns?  This has apparently been mandated as an emergency control due to the current economic breakdown and the spontaneous emergence of American community solidarity much of it perhaps elicited by the information freely disseminated on the world-wide Internet which appears to be waking up the sleeping masses.  And it could also be due to the City of London’s constant need to elicit conflict at every level in America as part of its divide and conquer strategy to keep Americans divided and prevent them organizing into a viable mass which demands an end to money fraud and theft of much of their hard earned assets by a foreign bank using Babylonian principals of usury to create debt slaves.

THE FOLKS RUNNING THE USG WAR MACHINE HAVE BECOME INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMINALS AND HAVE OPENLY COMMITTED CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AT HOME AND ABROAD, ALL THE WHILE RATIONALIZING SUCH CRIMES WITH SLICK, PHONEY LEGAL OPINIONS NOBODY NORMAL BELIEVES—THE US MILITARY IS NOW AN ILLEGAL OCCUPYING FORCE IN SOME MIDEAST NATIONS

AT THE END OF WW2 NAZIS AND JAPANESE WERE TRIED FOR MAKING ILLEGAL PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKES TO START WARS–PRE-EMPTIVE WARMAKING IS A WAR CRIME NO MATTER WHAT THOSE IN THE USG AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CLAIM

Now, out in the open for the first time ever Americans are seeing their Constitution and Bill of Rights crushed and bypassed using slick, absurd, twisted and completely false opinions from USG attorneys that have sold their souls to offshore controlled power structure (The Powers That Be “PTB”) long ago. Traitors have hijacked the USG and whether they realize it or not now represent offshore interests of the City of London Financial System and their cutouts who are folks that do their dirty work for immense rewards in return.

Their game is the imposition of tyranny and the complete take-down and asset stripping of America, followed by its destruction and parcelling into pieces to be folded into the NWO Globalist system.  Most are deluded and do this in the name of climbing the corporate or USG ladder of success or supposedly “serving their country” when these are petty rationalizations for narrow minded selfishness and lust for power, fame and wealth.  Doubt this, then examine the financial disclosures of so many American Congressmen/women who are elected to office only somewhat well off and then acquire millions of dollars while in office, many from insider trading who are never prosecuted because of loopholes or SEC non-enforcement.

We have the NDAA 2012, legal opinions from US Attorneys stating that torturing anyone the USG says needs it is allowable and good and opinions that anonymous death by drone fired missiles with huge “collateral deaths” (translated lots of dead innocent women and children) is okay, if these innocent victims “chose” to be near a suspected terrorist. We have the USG running secret kidnappings (“extraordinary renditions”), bagging and tagging targets who have had no trial, no attorney based on a flimsy recommendation by some soulless intel official hiding behind a wall of secrecy, and taking these captured victims to numerous (over two dozen) foreign prison ships and prisons where they are tortured and then many executed.

The USG claims this torture is not really torture but just the serious manipulation of confinement conditions. Water boarding is used but not considered torture and yet Japanese officers were tried at the end of WW2 for using water-boarding of American soldiers as a torture. Get used to examining many lies and much deceit when considering the debasement, neutralization and perversion of the American Rule of Law by the USG and the Department of Justice when examining these issues.  If there are ever world trials like Nuremberg for these American leaders who are responsible for torture, drone mass serial murders and extraordinary rendition kidnapping, and the phony legal opinions supporting these pre-emptive wars and their related crimes against humanity, a lot of such folks are likely to end up swinging from wooden gallows by the neck until dead.

Useful idiots and doofuses with no character or conscience, many perverted beyond reason are being promoted and placed in high USG positions.  Like those of Nazi Germany east Germany under the Stasi these folks are morally compromised and will do anything they are told, obviously without any sense of shame or loyalty to their Oath to Defend the Constitution and the United States from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.  They have become the domestic enemy within and expecting them to police the creeping tyranny they are imposing on America themselves is like expecting the fox guarding the chicken coup to stop eating chickens whenever he is hungry.

HOW CUTOUTS ARE USED, AND KEPT IN LINE AND THEN EVENTUALLY TOSSED ON THE TRASH HEAP OF HISTORY

Obviously the offshore Banksters operating out of the City of London Financial District (the “Great Draco” or “Dragon”) do not want to maintain a visible role.  They desire to stay in the background avoiding public disclosure as the “string pullers” or the master controllers, the “Oz behind the curtain”. They know that if fully and openly exposed to the American public their power would be eroded and crushed within a generation as the average American Joe would identify them as their complete enemy within the gates and the usurper of the US Constitution And Bill of Rights.  They would quickly come to view these offshore Banksters as what they really are once the curtain is pulled back, blood sucking, asset stripping PARASITES attempting to destroy America and take it back in a covert replay of the American revolution or the War of 1812.  They tried hard again with the Civil War and lost, and now they are making their big, final play to retake America on their terms, which means to forever crush it into pieces which can be easily folded into their evil long planned trans-generational NWO Globalist system.

So in order to avoid exposure and the limelight, they have worked very hard and spent a great deal of money (of which they have an unlimited supply since they create it it with the “flick of a pen”) creating and managing their cutouts at every level in American Government. They own and control the major mass media (6) which they worked hard to consolidate from hundreds, providing easy master control. Like they have done in so many industries and corporations, most of which they eventually move offshore to friendly tax havens.  These folks set up and run American Intel and the alphabets and keep their head officials in place working for them.

But in spite of all this, there are growing control problems.  Even with the well developed systems they have designed to keep their cutouts in line, cutouts are catching on and starting to develop discordant attitudes.  Historically cutouts have been controlled by the use money, fame, power and if necessary, which it often is, the use of human compromise operations such as honey traps and other means to set up and video tape these assets doing very bad things which are usually provided covertly.  When they are done using these cutouts to attain their designed goals before the cutout becomes too powerful, they often discarded onto the trash heap of history. Many cutouts are now waking up and are horrified as they find out the very system that they love and has made them very well off is now being destroyed by their own feather-bedding and lack of support for the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Take the numerous cutouts used to manage their illegal drug trafficking business into the USA, the so-called “Drug Kingpins”. When they are done with them and made millions off of their crimes as these folks become too powerful, they are arrested as a drug kingpin and prosecuted, allowing anything they say to be easily discredited so once again the PTB remain separated from their crimes.  Take the case of Freeway Ricky Ross who was a CIA drug trafficker.  He was arrested, prosecuted and convicted.  He implicated the CIA but because he was discredited and his testimony rejected allowing those CIA drug traffickers who used him to skate free once again.  The evidence was so compelling of these capital crimes that CIA inspector general Hitz admitted as much in his report and then resigned.  Nothing was ever done to prosecute these capital crimes.  Folks in the CIA should have ended up swinging from a USG gallows like those that assassinated president Abe Lincoln but they walked free.

Sometimes the the cut out is approached with their intentions to prosecute and an offer immunity is made if he is willing to provide testimony to implicate those that they want implicated.  In these cases other cutouts are taken out of the mix and tossed on the trash heap of history and new cutouts will be selected to replace them.  Cutouts always feels “oh so special” and never see their doom ahead. And the most notable case of this which is really the gold standard for how cutouts are treated was “Operation Hummingbird” or the Night of the Longknives.

So now we have hundreds of cutouts, most unknowingly, being used to advance and protect the offshore bankster interests of the City of London Financial System inside America.  These folks tread on the basic God given rights of the average American Joe who unlike them works hard for  a living and does not live off “other people’s money” like they do.  Been through DC lately?  It is booming financially, new construction everywhere in USG and Intel buildings and private housing.  Most Congressmen/women have become unbelievably wealthy and live live Kings and Queens.  All by asset stripping other people’s money through excessive illegal taxation and fees. It’s a great racket that will end soon as the economic system implodes.

Centralized Socialism mandated by the now massive centralized USG is great as long as those at the top do not run out of other people’s money and are allowed to keep trashing the “rule of law”.  But that reality is fast approaching.  Despite all the efforts of these USG officials to pad their coffers more and more through increased taxation and borowing of more and more “funny money”, the system is on a set course to self-destruct sometime within the next 1-9 years if not this year.

WHY MANY USG AND INTEL OFFICIALS AND INSIDERS ARE GOING ROGUE AND MANY ARE TURNING BACK TO SUPPORT THE US CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS–SECRECY USED TO COVER CRIMES IS BREAKING DOWN MORE AND MORE EACH DAY

The so-called “National Security”, a nonsensical phrase used to cover almost any crime imaginable has been imposed as a rationalization to keep the American public as well as any honest Congressmen/women (there are a few) from examining the crimes of the Secret Shadow Government (SSG), the offshore controlled unConstitutional Central Bank, the crimes and corruption of American Intel, Homeland Security (The New American Gestapo), it’s TSA, the Alphabets and the American Military.

Military recruiters are sale-persons, true believers that sell a product for significant rewards, but they do not give 100% informed consent of all the risks (mental and physical) and side-effects of the product they sell to vulnerable young men and women.  Weekend warriors are typically sold the idea they will be heroically fighting floods and feeding the hungry in their state.  Many Radio stations play expensive slick ads featuring this idea and present the Guard as a superb opportunity to join a dedicated team to help the community.  Instead they will often be sent to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan or Africa in other people’s wars, that is, for the interests of foreign offshore power, the same folks that control the City of London Financial District and the American private central bank they control.  Overly idealistic military advertising keeps many newspapers, media and radio alive through massive  expenditures paid for by American taxpayers.  If the truth was told explicitly there would be almost no new recruits, for even though the services are sold as a volunteer military, once a person is inducted in a sense it becomes indentured servitude with all the stop losses, boondoggles, catch 22′s, lies and misrepresentations.  And after that any needed medical care is up for grabs in many cases, although there are rumors it has been slowly improving in some areas.

Potential recruits will not be shown photos of the horrendous injuries and amputations that so often occur as well from roadside IEDs as the needless soldier deaths occurs frequently along the same roads.  They will not be told these are pre-emptive wars of aggression, of domination rather than defense of America.  When pushed they will claim these are pre-emptive strikes and invasions justified because these countries have terrorist training camps and have been preparing to fight us here inside America and have already attacked us on 9-11.  None of this is true.  yes when folks attack someone’s country in raw aggression, of course many will fight back.  And when Americans soldiers are killed this elicits a desire for revenge (blood feud) among their surviving soldiers who want revenge against those fighting to repel American invaders.

Those in high positions in the American Military and Intel now know that the USG’s position on 911 is a BIG LIE, that Muslims DID NOT attack America on 9-11-01, because it was an INSIDE JOB, a Gladio style false-flag attack done by a cabal of Neocons inside the USAF using Mossad cutouts and Sayanin or other foreign mercenary or privatized special operators. A significant number of high military and Intel officials and staff now view the 911 attacks as a event enacted to satisfy dual needs of the SSG, the American defense Industry, the City of London Banksters, and Israel to create the synthetic construct, the monster of world wide TERRORISM which would frighten the masses enough to motivate them to give up their Freedom and Rights for so-called “increased safety”.

Obviously, instituting the 911 inside job attacks on 911 and blaming offshore Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq (Osama Bin Laden Aka Colonel Tim Ossman of the CIA and Saddam Hussein, well known CIA cutout asset like Noriega of Panama), helped them revitalize the military and generate huge otherwise unattainable USG funding to fight this phony WAR ON TERROR which itself is one of the greatest acts of government terror in recent history.

As the five dancing Israelis stated when arrested by NYPD officers, “your problems are our problems”.  And many now realize Al Awlacki was also a US military asset, a cutout seen entering the pentagon numerous times who served as a double agent. Allegedly after he became suspected of being a triple agent, he and his young teenage son, an American Citizen who was innocent of anything, were “taken out” by a targeted drone strike (this was an extra-judicial murder with no trial, no legal representation, and they were American Citizens).  This incident has caused a national and international furor over the serial murdering of innocents (referred to merely as “collateral damage”) by these anonymous drone strikes allegedly run remotely by satellite out of a Denver USAF air conditioned trailer.  Just because the USG and the US Attorney’s office say it is legal and okay, does not mean it is.

COLLATERAL DAMAGE IS A COVERUP PHRASE—THE CORRECT TERM IS SERIAL MASS MURDER ANDTERRORISM BY ANONYMOUS AIR DELIVERY

Now consider this, if a police swat team comes to your neighbor’s home to capture a supposedly violent individual and kills your harmless pet dog barking in your fenced-in backyard and one of your children is killed by stray bullets, would you look on this as mere collateral damage?  Or take the case where a swat team dressed up in black like Nazi stormtroopers, attacked the wrong house and seriously wounded a child by throwing in a concussion grenade.   No one was punished for such blatant terrorism and abuse of power. Yes, these type incidents are just claimed to be operational normalities and no apologies are made because tyranny rarely takes prisoners and makes no apologies for its crimes against the people, never has, never will.

These abuses happen every day, but they should not be called “collateral damage”.  Or take the so-called renegade police officer in California who the Police Department claims is on a mission to extract revenge and who allegedly published a manifesto describing blatant police corruption that the LA Police Dept has been so well known for for so many years.  The CA police are so fearful of this man that they have already shot up two cars and wounded two innocent women for nothing (can you say “trigger happy”).  These police officer shooters will skate because of the blatant corruption in California when they should be charged with gross criminal negligence or attempted murder.  Or like the NYPD policeman that shot numerous innocent bystanders by mistake and missed the man he was aiming for in front of a hotel in NYC.  Yes, it was written off as mere “procedural errors” and this man skated too.

Obviously any normal American Joe can see America is under siege by “CREEPING TERRORISM” from the USG.  And now with the creation of Homeland Security (the New American Gestapo), Northcom, and the numerous training manuals for deployment and war-fighting inside the continental USA against “domestic terrorists” which are described as returning vets, Ron Paul supporters, Constitutionalists, Patriots, Gun owners, tax protesters, and dissenters,  and now the construction of numerous prison camps  and suspension of Posse Comitatus, a war against the people is being covertly waged and could get hot any time.

It does appear though that the recent efforts to institute centralized gun-grabbing is transforming this covert war against the American People and making it OVERT and in their faces. For the very first time, these USG gun-grabbers have shown their true colors as representing an offshore foreign power and have shown themselves to be working hard to destroy the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, all the while using the freedoms provided by such to do their dirty work.  How’s that for a major and illegal conflict of interest?  A significant number of these folks appear to be functioning as representatives of a foreign power and should be investigated and prosecuted for TREASON against America if clear and convincing evidence is uncovered.

THESE FOLKS ARE THEIR OWN WORST ADVERTISING—THE MORE AIR TIME THEY GET THE QUICKER AMERICANS WILL WAKE UP TO THE TYRANNY THEY ARE WORKING SO HARD TO IMPOSE AND MAINTAIN

When the sound bytes of these folks are almost constantly replayed by the major mass media, this is the best wake up call any American could have.  Not only do many of these folks look weird, but they speak and act differently from the average American Joe. They use trite, self-aggrandizing phrases that are absurd at face value.  These sellouts are into their roles so deeply they say these absurdities with a straight face. Obviously these folks are their own worst advertising and serve as poster children for tyranny as they make increasingly extreme moves to impose it and trash the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

So when we have an elderly Senator Feinstein who is head of the Senate Intelligence committee making the incidiary, highly tyrannical and noticeably unAmerican statements, this tends to wake up every American listening who expects the Constitution and Bill of Rights to be the Law of The Land in America, not what she says should be instituted.  The more air time folks like this get, the better, because the quicker Americans will wake up.  Never before has any effort to grab American guns been so extreme or accompanied by such an obvious attempt to destroy the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. And never before has it been so obvious what it is really all about and who these people represent that are behind it.  They represent foreign interests from the City of London Financial District and serve as their cutouts, whether they realize it or not, and many of these folks are dual citizens who pay homage to Israel by their official actions in Congress and inside the highest echelons of the USG. This cries out for a full investigation of unAmerican activities for divided loyalties.  Such an investigation of dual citizen unAmerican activities and illegal spying on behalf of foreign power and foreign nations is long overdue.

Two of the most outrageous examples of this ever displayed were the absurd hysterical tirades directed against Chuck Hagel by senator John McCain and the alleged closeted Lindsay Graham during Hagel’s  Senate confirmation hearing.  And of course if anyone makes the slightest criticism of Israeli foreign policy they are forever accused of anti-semitism by the adl and SPLC  or Aipac who themselves have been accused of operating as a foreign lobbies or spytanks representing Israel, which should require immediate registration as such.  If these organizations are operating as spy agencies for Israel then this is illegal and they must be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted.  Personally I have a great deal of respect and admiration for many Islamic and Jewish people who are both semites, although I do sometimes question the actions of their leaders just as I question the actions of the leaders of the USG when they do unacceptable things which are not in the best interests of the citizens or humanity in general.

History has shown that the best, most effective cutouts are those who do not realize they are being used, folks who have become true believers in their cause which is merely a prescribed cover story imposed by those who are conning, manipulating and using them in exchange for large amounts of power, favors, fame or money. And what is a cutout?  A cutout is an individual or group that is selected and manipulated to do illegal or unacceptable things on behalf of an party who is hiding in the shadows.  The cutout must be completely deniable, set up to do the dirty work and take the heat when it is discovered what they are doing is illegal and unacceptable to society. When the intel agencies are done using their drug kingpins, they arrest them, discredit them and disavow them. The same goes for many of the spies and assets they compromise and use. Any testimony of a discredited person is will not be admissible in court unless an immunity agreement is given in advance by the Dept of Justice, and this won’t happen because in the intel drug business they are usually a part of the crime which must remain covered up or higher ups would go down hard.

ANY UNDUE INFLUENCE BY DUAL CITIZEN CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN UPON THE USG OR AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS THAT SHOWS ALLEGIANCE TO FOREIGN OFFSHORE POWER SUGGESTS DIVIDED LOYALTY AND ALLEGED TREASON

It appears that a fair number of these top Congressional gun-grabbers are dual citizens who have allegiance to a foreign nation and are thus divided in their loyalties to America.  Serving another country as one’s primary interest is not legal and there is a thin line that when crossed can become TREASON.  It should be made clearly illegal to be a dual citizen.  A new basic law called “America First” should be passed requiring dual citizens to renounce one all other citizen-ships beside their American Citizenship, and take a loyalty oath to America alone.  I am referring here to any dual citizen of any foreign country living in America who is also an American Citizen.

These dual citizens should forever be barred from holding any public office or serving in the judiciary or law enforcement or serving in any USG or State government role.  For an offshore power or another nation to funnel money through certain offshore banks or large international corporations to buy legislators and influence legislation is certainly illegal and must be exposed and stopped.

WERE THE RECENT “MASS SHOOTINGS” STAGED FALSE FLAGS TO JUSTIFY GUN-GRABBING AS A PART OF AN OVERALL PLAN TO IMPOSE COMPLETE TYRANNY ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ?

Many now suspect that like the Murrah bombing, the first NYC Twin Towers bombing and 911, Aurora “mass shooting”, the Sikh Temple “mass shooting” and now the Sandy Hook “mass shooting” were American Intel staged false flag events using foreign cutouts that specialize in these Gladio style inside jobs. Nobody except for those closely involved know what really happened at Aurora, the Sihk Temple or Sandy Hook because these events are clouded in secrecy imposed by Homeland Security (The New American Gestapo) and the evidence and news reports released has either been staged, phony, confusing or unverified.  It has been alleged that a cover story at Sandy Hook was provided to LE and top media officials that a complete secrecy lock-down was being imposed because psychological consultants to Homeland Security recommended that such would greatly decrease the possibility of copy-cat imitation crimes.   Although this is quite interesting claim, it has not yet been confirmed.

THE GREAT IMPOSITION NOW TAKING PLACE IN AMERICA IS NOTHING LESS THAN THE MANAGEDDESCENT INTO SERFDOM BY THE IMPOSITION OF TYRANNY AT ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY

Here is the sad situation in America that has emerged while most folks were asleep at the wheel struggling to pay their bills and survive during a deep recession which some experts call a true depression.

We have the average American finding himself/herself as a debt slave to the credit card companies and bank that charge usurious, unconscionable rates. How did this happen?  It is an expected normal occurrence when the jobs are shipped offshore under Nafta, Cafta, WTO and GATT and the money production system is manufacturing debased, ever inflating devaluing fiat “money”.  The massive decrease in jobs and pay accompanied by the increase in prices due to the ever debasing “money” has created debt slavery for many and a middle class that is dissolving like an ice cube on the side walk in Phoenix AZ in July.

We have folks being recruited into the military under false pretenses, treated as indentured servants with almost no rights.  Many women soldiers are raped and sexually abused, but most of this is covered up. To many entering the military today even though claimed to be “voluntary” is like signing up for indentured servitude, despite all the recruiter claims, promises and slick multi-million dollar media ads.

Numerous soldiers were injured or electrocuted by subnormal base construction in Iraq but this was covered up too as were most of the rapes of women soldiers and contractors. Our wonderful American soldiers have been tricked into fighting other poeple’s wars of conquest.  If a soldier protests, well he/she may end up being murdered by the American Intel like Pat Tillman.

And yet there is the whistle-blower who tried to stop war, the great America super-hero Gweneth Todd who overcame threats and got her story out anyway, resisting successfully all attempts to be silenced under the abuse of so-called “national security”.  http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/02/04/iran-war-expose-what-u-s-media-does-not-want-you-to-see/

Or take the great but relatively unknown hero John Coleman who fled the USA after being threatened because he tried to expose American Intel massive drug Trafficking and other most serious covert crimes. He is still living in exile in Europe.

We have rampant swat teams dressed like Nazi storm troopers running loose often attacking wrong houses, shooting harmless family pets, shooting wrong persons, needlessly traumatizing young kids and generally acting like thugs with a bad attitude.

THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG AND THE AVERAGE AMERICAN JOE IS FIGURING OUT HOW HE HAS BEEN SCAMMED, AND MANY INSIDE INTEL AND THE HIGH MILITARY COMMAND KNOW THAT 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB

And yet despite this massive descent into tyranny imposed on the American People, many normal everyday Americans are waking up and drawing a line in the sand and saying “no more of this, no matter what”. And there is a split in the high military command and much of the military and Intel. Many are secretly discordant and sandbagging, dragging and know that at a certain point they will no longer be able to cooperate with tyranny. They are awaiting for things to go live and then they will act, but they will not initiate anything and throw themselves on a sword until that turning point is clearly evident to them. At that point they will take off the gloves and anything goes.

Never in American history has there been so much dissent in the military and its high command and inside American Intel as now.  It is shocking how deep this dissent runs.  There are folks in the current high military command and intel that now know that 911 was an inside job, a false flag Gladio attack by a faction in the USAF, the Neocons, Mossad and assets, and they are hoppin’ mad and want revenge, but they want the actual perps punished, not the innocent citizens of those countries whose leaders are the perps.

And it’s a fair bet that they will get their revenge all in due time. These folks who have now taken control have had long successful careers in covert tradecraft and are known to be so expert at what they do that if and when they decide to act, they will do so decisively and may engineer covering incidents to hide any of their massive, broad based corrections designed to deal with those responsible.

Some experts have stated behind closed doors that these gun-grabbers have really exposed those who have hijacked America to the average American Joe for the first time publicly.  And they believe this has been a huge miscalculation and a mistake of major proportions.  Now the Beast from the City of London may have hell to pay for it all as well as his cutouts inside America.  It appears that the curtain has been pulled back exposing the true Wizard of Oz (as in Ounce, Ounce of Gold that is).

THEY DON’T CALL IT THE BEAST FOR NOTHING

The name many use to describe those offshore Banksters who have hijacked America is the BEAST.  The Beast is run by the City of London Financial District and known as the Great Dragon or Draco.  It is based on deep seated multi-generation, interlocked occult systems of death cults, i.e. cults that worship Lucifer and are committed to the ministering of death to the masses in order to “purify their race”, to preserve it and to gain the power that creating wars can provide them. These folks secretly believe that harnessing and using the war-making ability of a nation provides them with the massive power they need to create and extract wealth from the masses and to dominate and rule them. The ministering of mass death through war, medical eugenics and “soft-kill” is the way they prefer to gain and hold this power and wealth it provides for their special “bloodline families” and to attain their inter-generational NWO Globalist plan for a one world government run by a new occult ”Caesar”.

The Beast prospers by a policy of perfidy which is the take-down and capture of other nations by deception, fraud, infiltration, the hijacking of the monetary production and distribution system, and the elicitation of numerous serious societal conflicts as a strategy of divide and conquer to keep the tyrannical authoritarian system they put in place pitted against the common man.

WHAT THE BEAST REALLY WANTS IN AMERICA 

The Beast WANTS America to pass and execute a continual stream of laws that guarantees a steady stream of taxpayers revenue to its international war efforts which support its worldwide fascist corporate network.  The beast WANTS to manipulate the USG to tyrannize, repress and rob the citizens of their God given human rights and the Freedom and Liberty the Founding Fathers previously fought and won from the Beast themselves in the Revolutionary War.

The Beast knows that if if can’t keep government at war with the common man, and the common man fighting each other, the common man can and will eventually form  a cohesive community and will be able to take back his/her country from these hijackers, which would mean taking back the monetary production and distribution system and making it America’s once again with full oversight at all levels, something missing now.

Thus, the Beast is willing to parcel out a great deal of the money it has asset stripped to give back to the politicians and cutouts whom they buy every election through the 70,000+ K Street lobbyists they use. This typically insures those who are willing to operate as traitors for their cause are highly rewarded and promoted. Thus Americans now live in a country where most of its top leadership and high officials at all levels of government are traitors doofuses bought and corrupted and completely owned by the Beast whether they realize it or not. When a government has become corrupt at all levels, crime and corruption at the street level becomes rampant and society starts disintegrating, which is well under way right now in America, especially in DC, NYC, Chicago, and LA.  The highest rates of gun violence are in the large cities with the most restrictive gun laws.  Strangely these cities are same areas are where organized crime is the strongest.  Another pure coincidence I’m sure.  Might one assume that political thugs don’t like “we the people” (their real competition) to be well armed?

WHAT THE BEAST DOES NOT WANT FOR AMERICA

Now here is what the Beast DOES NOT want in America.  The beast does not want Americans to organize at the street and community level to take their country back.  The Beast does not want to lose their private banking system it has imposed illegally on America by fraud and slight of hand.  So you can imagine why they have worked so hard to keep this sinister secret hidden of their Babylonia “money magic” through usury to create debt slaves.  It is not taught in any school or university or college in America.  The Beast has made sure of that, but their control system is now breaking down at every level thanks to the world-wide Internet and besides they are losing control in foreign markets.  Information and truth are the antidote for the beast’s poison against America and many folks are now getting a full dose via the world-wide Internet.

One cannot learn about how the American system of monetary production and control system was hijacked by the Beast in any school, university or college but it is however now being taught in the alternative media and fine publications like Veterans Today who dares to publish the truth, unlike the major mass media which is controlled by the Beast. The tipping point is fast approaching where the average Joe is turning to the alternative news and media on the Internet and abandoning mainstream media news because they no longer believe much of it.  They are getting tired of all the lies, distortions and Edward Bernay’s style Madison Avenue mindkontrol via ridiculous advertising and lying actors giving fake testimonials.

Consider the importance of this new trend in America where the police are starting to view the common American Joe and trust him/her as an asset and essential to establishing effective policies of community policing as a team effort between the law abiding citizen and the police.  This kind of community esprit de corps is coffin nails to the Beast.  Stay tuned because it looks like the American Spirit is growing every day and much more community solidarity against the Beast is coming soon to main-street  America. And this new American Spirit which is now arising in almost every city of America is providing the spontaneous community solidarity which is the kiss of death for the Beast and his minions and cutouts, his bought and owned politicians who have sold their country out for power and money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-8TCx-sM1vw#t=0s
YouTube – Veterans Today –

Want to know more?  Here are some worthwhile links if you have the time:

http://www.corbettreport.com/lies-the-fbi-told-me-video/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYinZyxjsZM

http://www.presstv.com/Program/286543.html

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Tax-Dodge-Report-3.pdf

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Afghan History Suppressed: Part I: Islamists, Heroin and the CIA

NOVANEWS 

(Part one of a three-part series excerpted from Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afghanistan: Big Oil & Their Bankers)

 

by Dean Henderson

 

The Wall Street Journal reported awhile back that the Syrian government had reversed a ban on women teachers wearing Islamic face coverings in the classroom. The concession to Western-backed Islamist protestors was instructive, since the secular socialist Assad government is clearly in the crosshairs of City of London bankers attempting to redraw the political map of the Middle East. As in Libya and Afghanistan, the banksters are counting on fundamentalists to carry out their counter-revolutionary agenda.

Though Western intelligence had earlier cavorted with Islamists in attacking nationalist movements in Iraq, Indonesia and Iran; it was in Afghanistan where they unleashed the full force of their young Frankensteins.

Afghanistan was founded in 1747 and ruled by a bloodline monarchy with rumored ties to the legendaryRoshaniya – the all-seeing ones. In 1933 King Mohammed Zaher Shah took the throne, ruling the country in feudalistic fashion until deposed by his cousin, Mohammed Daoud, in 1973. [1]

In April 1978, Daoud was killed in a popular revolution led by socialist leader Nor Mohammed Taraki, who became President and embarked on an ambitious land reform program to help poor Afghan sharecroppers, who were traditionally forced to work land owned by the king and his cronies.

Taraki built schools for women who were banned from education under the monarchy.  He opened Afghan universities to the poor and introduced free health care.  When counter-revolutionary bandits began to burn down universities and girl’s schools, many Afghan’s saw the hand of the CIA.  As the campaign of sabotage intensified, Kabul revolutionaries called on Soviet leader Leonid Brezynev to send troops to repel the bandits.  Brezynev refused.

Taraki  appointed  Tabizullah Amin as  Cabinet  Minister in charge of land reform. Amin, who Soviet KGB Chief Yuri Andropov came to believe was a CIA deep cover agent provocateur, launched a brutal campaign of terror against political opponents. This turned world opinion against the Tariki government.

In 1979 pro-Taraki militants, convinced of a CIA destabilization plot, assassinated CIA Kabul Chief of Station Spike Dubbs.  Indeed, in April 1979, a full seven months before the much-ballyhooed Soviet “invasion” of Afghanistan occurred, US officials met with Afghan warlords bent on overthrowing Taraki.

On July 3, 1979 President Carter signed the first national security directive authorizing secret aid to Afghan warlords.  Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski said he convinced Carter that in his “…opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.”[2]

Taraki appointed Tabizullah Amin as Cabinet Minister in charge of land reform.  Amin, who Soviet KGB Chief Yuri Andropov came to believe was a CIA deep cover agent provocateur, launched a brutal campaign of terror against political opponents.  This turned world opinion against the Tariki government.  Andropov believes the CIA had Amin infiltrate the Kabul government intent on discrediting the revolutionaries.

Taraki traveled to Moscow to consult with the Soviets on a strategy to get rid of Amin.  The day he returned to Kabul, Amin had Taraki executed and seized power.  A few weeks later CIA-backed warlords massacred dozens of Afghan government officials in the western city of Herat.  The combination of these two events finally convinced Brezynev to send troops into Afghanistan. [3]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In December 1979 Soviet tanks rolled across the Panshir Valley, while KGB operatives stormed the Royal Palace in Kabul. They assassinated Tabizullah Amin and installed Babrak Karmal as the new leader of Afghanistan.  Brzezinski now had the justification he’d been looking for to begin overtly arming counter-revolutionaries in Afghanistan.

Though the Afghan conflict killed two million people, Brzezinski later boasted, “That (Carter’s secret directive) was an excellent idea.  It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap.”[4]

CIA agents streamed into Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province.  The city lay at the foot of Khyber Pass, the gateway to Afghanistan.  Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees had flooded into Peshawar to escape the looming war.  With help from the Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), the CIA scoured the refugee camps looking for modern-day Islamic fundamentalist Assassins who were prepared to intensify the guerrilla war on Kabul’s socialist government and now, to repel the Soviets from Afghanistan.

The Company found what it needed in Hezbi-i Isbmi, a force of feudal-minded Islamist fighters assembled and trained by the Pakistani military with CIA oversight.  Their leader was Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a fanatic who in the early 1970’s had ordered his followers to throw acid into the faces of Afghan women who refused to wear their burkhas.

In 1972 Hezbi-i Isbmimurdered hundreds of left-wing students in Afghanistan then fled to Peshawar, where they escaped prosecution under the protection of the US-allied Pakistan military government. [5] The group was feared and despised by Afghans and Pakistanis alike, who viewed them as a terrorist organization.

Pakistan became the third largest recipient of US military aid in the world, behind only Israel and Egypt.  Much of that aid was going to arm the mujahadeen who launched raids into Afghanistan, seizing large chunks of real estate.  A pattern emerged.

Though  the Afghan  conflict  killed  two million people, Brzezinski later boasted, “That  (Carter’s secret directive)  was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap.”[4]

Each time the Hezbi-i Isbmi secured land, they immediately planted it to poppies.  Between 1982-1983 opium harvests along the Afghan/Pakistani border doubled in size and by 1984 Pakistan was exporting 70% of the world’s heroin. [6]

During that time, the CIA Station in Islamabad – Pakistan’s capital – became the largest spook den in the world.  Golden Crescent heroin output surpassed that of the Golden Triangle just as the CIA began its biggest operation since Vietnam.

While Hekmatyar’s troops planted poppies, mujahadeen leader Sayed Ahmed Gailani was supplying the Turkish Gray Wolves syndicate with Pathan opium.  The Gray Wolves’ Iranian supply had dried up when their good friend the Shah was deposed and Iranian revolutionaries cracked down on the country’s heroin epidemic.

Gailani was a wealthy Afghan aristocrat with ties to former King Zaher Shah.  He owned the Peugeot dealership in Kabul and his drug smuggling was underwritten by the Saudis. [7]  A 1989 State Department report admitted that Afghanistan had become the world’s leading source of heroin.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar followed squarely in the footsteps of Vang Pao, Phoumi Nosavan and Khun Sa – the CIA heroin lords of the Golden Triangle.  Soon Hekmatyar was recognized as the world’s heroin kingpin.  Alfred McCoy, in his excellent book, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia, first exposed the CIA’s role in facilitating the guns-for-drugs quid pro quo.  He terms the CIA approach “radical pragmatism”.

This same approach would seem to belie the CIA’s penchant for backing Islamic extremists.

In 1978 Lieutenant General Fazle Haq was appointed governor of Northwest Frontier Province where Peshawar became an arms supermarket for the mujahadeen and home to hundreds of heroin refineries.  Haq was one of the largest depositors at the CIA’s Bank of Credit & Commerce International (BCCI). He was President Zia’s closest confidant and a good friend of Zia’s son, who ran the BCCI Karachi branch.

Haq became de facto overlord for mujahadeenoperations and provided protection for the heroin labs.  Hekmatyar himself ran six labs further south in Baluchistan Province.  A State Department Narcotics Suppression Officer based in Islamabad accused US Ambassador to Pakistan Ronald Spiers of refusing to forward any evidence of Pakistani military officials’ involvement in the heroin trade to DEA, though it was widely known that Haq and others were key players. [8]

In the 1980’s Pakistan became the world’s poster child for political corruption.  The Islamabad junta’s unflagging support for Reagan’s mujahadeenwas at the root of the corruption.  A senior US official stated that, “key Hekmatyar commanders close to the ISI run heroin laboratories in southwest Pakistan and the ISI cooperates in heroin operations”. [9]

In September 1985, the Pakistan Herald reported that military trucks belonging to the National Logistics Cell of the Pakistan Army were being used to transport arms from the Port of Karachi to Peshawar on behalf of the CIA, and that those same trucks were returning to Karachi sealed by the Pakistani military and loaded with heroin.  The practice, according to the Herald, had been going on since 1981, just as Hekmatyar’s forces began planting poppies.

Each time the Hezbi-i Isbmi secured land, they immediately planted it to poppies. Between 1982-1983 opium harvests along the Afghan/Pakistani border doubled in size and by 1984 Pakistan was exporting 70% of the world’s heroin. [6]

Two high-ranking Pakistani military officers were caught with 220 kilos of heroin, but were never prosecuted.  The US had seventeen DEA agents stationed in Pakistan.  During their tenure they made zero arrests.

Golden Crescent heroin captured 60% of the US market, where bricks of hashish appeared stamped with a logo of two crossed AK-47 assault rifles circled by the words, “Smoke out the Soviets”.  From 1982-1992, roughly the period of US involvement in Afghanistan, heroin addiction in the US rose by 50%. [10]

There was evidence that President Zia himself was involved in the heroin trade.  In 1984 a Pakistani national named Hamid Hashain was caught smuggling heroin into Norway.  During a routine search of Hashain, customs officials found original copies of President Zia’s personal bank statements.  The incident caused a major scandal in Pakistan, where allegations of Zia’s corruption grew louder.  The US increasingly saw him as a liability.

In 1988 Zia’s helicopter went down in a ball of fire.  Both he and US Ambassador to Pakistan Arnold Raphael were killed.  The crash bore an eerie resemblance to the one that killed Panama’s President Omar Torrijos in 1981, which even General Noriega, who rose to power because of Torrijos’ death, later claimed was a CIA assassination.

The US blamed the Soviets and US Air Force officials cordoned off the wreckage, barring Pakistani authorities from investigating the crash.  Reagan offered his condolences, citing Zia as, “a strong supporter of anti-narcotics activities in Pakistan”.

It is no coincidence that virtually all Arab nations that the West considers allies embrace Islamic fundamentalism, a repressive belief system which is quite congruent with global monopoly capitalism. Both are based on a return to rule by feudalistic monarchy and a diminished role for government and thus democracy.

Most US Arab enemies embrace secular socialism, which aims to stop the exploitation of oil resources by the Four Horsemen and their Rockefeller/Rothschild owners.  Great Arab leaders including the Egyptian Nasser, the Algerian Boumedienne, the Libyan Qaddafi, the Syrian Assad and the Iraqi al-Bakr support(ed) a secular socialism (though Qaddafi proclaims himself precisely to be anarcho-syndicalist), which poses a very real threat to the neo-liberal globalization agenda.

Interventions in Libya and Syria follow the same counter-revolutionary template employed by the City of London banksters in Afghanistan.

[1] “Nation Endures History of Turbulence”. Greg Myre. Springfield News Leader. 11-10-01. p.9A

[2] “War Criminals, Real and Imagined”. Gregory Elich. Covert Action Quarterly. Winter 2001. p.23

[3] “Soldiers of God”. CNN Presents. 12-23-01

[4] Washington’s Secret War Against Afghanistan. Philip Bonosky. International Publishers. New York. 1984.

[5] Convergence. Christic Institute. Washington, DC. Fall 1991

[6] Ibid

[7] The Great Heroin Coup: Drugs, Intelligence and International Fascism. Henrik Kruger. South End Press. Boston. 1980. p.222

[8] The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride into the Heart of BCCI. Jonathan Beaty and S.C. Gwynne. Random House. New York. 1993. p.49

[9] Convergence

[10] Beaty and Gwynne. p.303.

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Armageddon is Cancelled. Sorry

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Toppling Iran is the Zionists’ craziest fantasy. But who will help them act it out?

by Stuart Littlewood

“We put a lot of energy with France and Germany into agreeing at the end of July strong additional European Union sanctions on Iran which will begin to bite over the coming months…” – UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, 5 October 2010

Getting two devoted fans of Israel like UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and his junior minister Alistair Burt to explain their hostility towards Iran was never going to be easy.

Mr Hague had said the ransacking of the British embassy in Tehran in November 2011 was carried out “with regime consent”. Orchestration by the Iranian authorities is automatically denied but the incident was obviously in retaliation to Britain’s ratcheting up sanctions intended to cripple the Iranian economy, a repetition of our ‘dirty tricks’ of 60 years ago

Why, exactly, were we doing it again, I wanted to know. Had we so quickly forgotten the devastating effect of sanctions on civil society, especially children, not only in Iran in the 1950s but against the Iraqis in the 1990s before the brave “coalition of the willing” reduced their country to rubble and ruination? But never mind, they were just collateral damage in the West’s great scheme of things.

For more than a year I’ve been putting questions like these to the Foreign Secretary through my MP. What proof is there that Iran’s nuclear technology has a military dimension (and please spare us the usual faked intelligence and sexed-up dossiers)? Shouldn’t he be more concerned about Israel’s nuclear arsenal, the deranged leadership in Tel Aviv and the threat the Zionist State poses to the region and beyond?

Doesn’t Israel’s refusal to sign up to the Non-Proliferation Treaty or engage constructively on the issue of its nuclear and other WMD make it a leading candidate for sanctions, quite apart from its brutal oppression and occupation of the Holy Land?

In any case, what threat is Iran to Britain? And who gave Hague permission to wage economic warfare against a friendly people – in our name? We remember only too well how Cameron, Hague and Burt voted enthusiastically for the Iraq war, an appalling lack of judgement based on a pack of lies that anyone exercising average diligence could see through. It should have disqualified them from holding high office ever again. The military adventure cost well over a million lives, caused utter misery, wrecked much of Iraq’s heritage and generated intense hatred worldwide.

Mr Hague’s job, I suggested to my MP Henry Bellingham, is to make friends not enemies.

“It is our Government that has played a decisive role in securing toughest ever EU sanctions on Iran including the embargo on their oil that we called for in opposition and that many said was well nigh impossible.” –UK Foreign Secretary William Hague to the Conservative Friends of Israel, October 2012

Has Iran wronged Britain? Quite the opposite.

It is illuminating to recall the depths to which “the allies” will stoop. The British Government has menaced Iran ever since it took a major shareholding in Anglo-Persian Oil in 1914 and swindled the host country out of its fair share of the profits. In 1951 Anglo-Iranian Oil (as renamed in 1935) declared £40 million profit after tax but gave Iran only £7 million. At the same time Arabian American Oil was sharing profits with the Saudis on a 50/50 basis. Whereupon Iran, after many years of fruitless negotiation for a square deal, nationalised its oil to achieve longed-for economic and political independence and combat poverty.

Britain’s Tory government at the time responded with crippling oil sanctions and froze Iran’s sterling assets in order to bring the democratic administration of Dr Mossadeq to its knees, thus creating the cruel circumstances that eventually led to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The CIA, in cahoots with Britain’s MI5, played an ugly game of provocation, mayhem and deception. The Shah was persuaded to sign two decrees, one dismissing Mossadeq and the other nominating the CIA’s choice, General Zahedi, as prime minister. These decrees, in direct violation of the Iranian constitution, were written by the CIA. After the planned coup initially failed the Shah fled to Rome. When it was judged safe to do so he returned in 1953. Mossadeq was arrested, tried, convicted of treason by the Shah’s military court and sentenced to death.

Mossadeq said http://www.mohammadmossadegh.com/biography/ …

“My greatest sin is that I nationalised Iran’s oil industry and discarded the system of political and economic exploitation by the world’s greatest empire… With God’s blessing and the will of the people, I fought this savage and dreadful system of international espionage and colonialism. I am well aware that my fate must serve as an example in the future throughout the Middle East in breaking the chains of slavery and servitude to colonial interests.

 

The sentence was later commuted to three years’ solitary in a military prison, followed by house arrest until he died. His supporters were rounded up, imprisoned, tortured or executed.

Foreign oil companies were allowed to form a consortium to restore the flow of Iranian oil, and the US and Britain were rewarded with the lion’s share (40% to Anglo-Iranian). The consortium agreed to share profits on a 50-50 basis with Iran but refused to open its books for inspection by Iranian auditors or allow Iranians to sit on the board. Anglo-Iranian changed its name to British Petroleum in 1954.

A grateful US massively funded the Shah’s government, including his army and secret police force, SAVAK. The whole sordid enterprise came unstuck with the 1979 Revolution. The US is still hated today for reinstating the Shah and his vicious SAVAK, and for snuffing out the Iranians’ democratic system of government, which the Revolution unfortunately didn’t restore. Britain, as instigator and junior partner in the wretched affair is similarly despised.

On top of that, Iran is still resentful at the way the West, especially the US, helped Iraq develop its chemical weapons and armed forces, and how the international community failed to punish Iraq for using those chemical WMD against Iran in the Iran-Iraq war. In that conflict the US, and eventually Britain, were in league with Saddam enabling him to more easily acquire or develop such weapons. At least 100,000 Iranians fell victim.

David Cameron (b. 1966) wasn’t even a twinkle in his father’s eye when Britain last crushed Iran’s economy, and he was probably carousing with his Bullingdon Club pals at Oxford while Iranians were dying in their thousands from Saddam’s poison gases. Hague (b. 1961) seems similarly oblivious to the dirty tricks previous British foreign secretaries pulled on Iran. Obama (b. 1961?) was a community organiser in Chicago while the Iranians were being gassed by chemicals his country supplied to Saddam. Amazing how all three so effortlessly assume the mantle and mindset of their twisted predecessors.

Britain’s present-day Tory dominated Government, instead of straining every sinew to develop trade and co-operation – the civilised way to influence other nations – is spoiling for another fight and seems eager to send our young men (and women) to die in Iran for… well, for what? Israel? America? Another Zionist fantasy?

There is no reason to suppose the evil of the 1950s isn’t still stalking the corridors of power. And just for the record, did Mr Hague make any effort to see Iranian leaders before inflicting his economic terror plan on their people and taking us all a fatal step nearer the war that Washington’s neo-cons have been cooking up for some time?

Questions but few answers

The Foreign Office maintained its silent routine so, in the end, I asked my MP to table written parliamentary questions (which require written answers). These were ’edited’ to conform with parliamentary rules and consequently lost some of their sting…

Mr Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to re-establish direct diplomatic links with Iran at the highest level.

Alistair Burt: The UK has not broken off diplomatic relations with Iran, but they are at the lowest level. The UK will not establish direct diplomatic links at the highest level until it is satisfied that Iran will guarantee the security of its staff and property in line with Iran’s international obligations.

Mr Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for the UK to develop trade links with Iran for the purpose of fostering a better relationship between the two countries.

Alistair Burt: The UK believes that the dual track strategy of engagement through negotiations and pressure through sanctions is the best way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue. Until this happens, the UK has no plans to develop trade with Iran.

Mr Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times Ministers in his Department have made official visits to Iran in the last 30 years.

Alistair Burt: There have been a number of ministerial visits to Iran over the last 30 years including seven from Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers. The last visit by a UK Minister was in 2005. There have been no ministerial visits since then because of the state of the bilateral relationship and Iran’s refusal to address the international community’s concerns about its nuclear programme.

I was hoping to hear if any senior British minister has been to Iran since 1979 apart from Jack Straw. Burt doesn’t identify the minister who visited in 2005. The suspicion is that no top level face-to-face contact was made before 2001 or after 2003.

Burt admits that business-hungry Britain has no plans to develop trade with Iran, probably the most important country in the Middle East. Many British businesses that enjoyed good relations there in the past will be annoyed at this idiocy.

UK asked Israel to join the NPT “as a non-nuclear weapons state”?

As International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors have yet to produce clear evidence that Iran’s nuclear programme has a military purpose the focus should be on Israel’s undeclared and unsafeguarded nukes. The racist regime demonstrates everyday contempt for its obligations under the UN Charter and other solemn agreements and is happy to launch air strikes and butcher women and children at the drop of a hat.

Henry Bellingham tabled my Israel question in this form:

Mr Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage Israel to (a) sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and (b) open its nuclear programme to international inspection.

Alistair Burt: The British Government supports fully the universalisation of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT). We have called on Israel and other non-signatories to join the NPT as non-nuclear weapons states. We have also called on them to agree a full scope Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In 2009 the IAEA concluded that nuclear material, facilities or other items to which safeguards were applied in Israel remained in use for peaceful activities. The UK accepts these conclusions. We have a regular dialogue with the Israeli Government on civil nuclear and counter proliferation issues.

The answer is telling. Mr Burt includes Israel with the “non-nuclear weapons states” when most observers know it possesses 200 to 400. His pretence that Israel’s nuclear activities are for peaceful purposes, is contradicted by the IAEA’s report ‘Israeli nuclear capabilitieshttp://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC54/GC54Documents/English/gc54-14_en.pdf. Apparently the safeguards for Israel relate to a 1955 agreement with the USA on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Israel has not concluded an Additional Protocol therefore the Agency’s assessment does not include nuclear facilities that would be covered by a comprehensive safeguards regime. In other words the IAEA can only check what Israel chooses to declare for peaceful purposes, and any military applications are unverifiable. This is far from satisfactory and in September 2009 the IAEA adopted a resolution expressing “concern about the Israeli nuclear capabilities” and calling on Israel “to accede to the NPT and place all its nuclear facilities under comprehensiveIAEA safeguards”.

Has anyone heard Hague, Cameron or Burt supporting the IAEA’s perfectly reasonable request in the same loud voice as they bully Iran?

Predictably the United States, in the person of Hillary Rodham Clinton, rejected the Agency’s call because it “focused exclusively on Israel while disregarding non-compliance by Iran with its safeguards obligations”.

The EU (via Catherine Ashton) was also dismissive because it would “not be conducive to a good atmosphere” and “could only hamper the ability of the IAEA to contribute positively to the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East”.

You couldn’t make it up… and Israel’s off the hook again.

Deal with the real threat

The Foreign Office website insists that Iran’s peaceful nuclear programme “may also have a military purpose… We are particularly concerned about the enrichment of uranium to 20% without a credible civilian use for it…” They complain that Iran hasn’t cooperated fully and provided access for IAEA inspections. Iran also signed but then failed to implement an Additional Protocol, which would have given the IAEA authority to properly assess its nuclear activities. And the IAEA says this lack of cooperation means it can’t confirm that all Iran’s nuclear materials are for peaceful activities.

Sounds familiar? No Additional Protocol, no comprehensive safeguards, no proper assessment and no verification that it’s all for peaceful purposes… It’s the same problem the IAEA has with Israel.

At least 90% uranium enrichment is needed for nuclear weapons. 20% is required for research and medical purposes. The fear, of course, is that if Iran stockpiles enough 20% material it could convert this relatively quickly to weapons-grade. The IAEA stresses the need for Iran to restore international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme and admits it is still wrestling with lack of information, lack of clarification, and suspicions about undisclosed nuclear activities that might be linked to military projects. There is considerable speculation, for instance, about Iran’s extensive activities at Parchin over the past year. The IAEA is still denied access.

“It is our assessment and that of our allies that Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons…and is steadily developing the capability to produce such weapons should it choose to do so,” Mr Hague told the House of Commons a year ago. “A nuclear-armed Iran would have devastating consequences for the Middle East and could shatter the Non-Proliferation Treaty…”

If the British government truly supported the “universalisation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty”, as Mr Burt claims, Hague would be just as busy organizing sanctions against the real and present danger posed by Israel, which has already driven a coach and horses through the NPT.

Western leaders believe that the Iranian regime will only satisfy every nuclear ‘obligation’ if it is made to fear for its survival. On the other hand, one can imagine how Iran is far more likely to toe the line if its Number 1 enemy, Israel, is made to do the same. So the ball is really in the West’s court… although that truth isn’t in the script.

The Foreign Office says the UK has held regular talks with Iran since 2012 and these are ongoing. How is this possible? The embassy in Tehran is now closed, all British diplomats have been withdrawn and all Iranian diplomats were expelled from the UK over a year ago. Sweden now represents British interests in Iran while Iran’s interests in the UK are represented by the Sultanate of Oman. Nation speaks unto nation through third parties.

By kicking the Iranian ambassador and his staff out of London Mr Hague slammed the door on diplomacy. His argument that “this does not amount to the severing of diplomatic relations in their entirety” is poppycock. Burt has said that right now there are no direct links at top level. Just how useful is this new-style diplomacy, conducted “at the lowest level” and through intermediaries, when economic war is being waged and we’re nearing the brink of shooting war? And how does he propose to re-build diplomatic trust when the time comes?

It seems unlikely that proper diplomatic relations were established in the first place. In 2001 Jack Straw was the first British foreign secretary to visit Tehran in the 22 years since the Revolution, a deplorable dereliction of duty not only to the British people but all who wished for peace. The Israelis made a big fuss, complaining that his trip was “sticking a knife in Israel’s back”.

So the big questions remain: what exactly is Britain’s quarrel with Iran? That country, like most of its neighbours, is nervous about Israel’s unsafeguarded nukes and other WMD. The international community including Britain has failed to act. Why has Hague taken it upon himself to lead the charge and goad a once-friendly nation into becoming an implacable enemy? And why have our diplomatic efforts in Tehran over the last 33 years been so half-baked?

Are Hague’s actions in defence of our realm? Or is it a private quarrel pursued by Zionists and their stooges?

“Take Iran. All the evidence points in the same direction: that country’s leadership is intent on developing a nuclear weapons capability. There are no ifs, buts, maybes, I’ve read the reports, I have had the briefings: they are stockpiling enough uranium to make a nuclear weapon over time. Of course, that’s a huge threat to the world but it’s a particular threat to Israel. We support tough engagement with Iran, but it is time to ratchet up the pressure. And time is, frankly, short.

“That’s why since we came into power we have wasted no time in securing tougher sanctions. We backed tough sanctions in the United Nations – and we championed and led, at meeting after meeting, even tougher sanctions at the European level. Iran needs to know if they continue on this course they will feel international pressure and international isolation.” – David Cameron, UK prime minister, 2010

The people of the West helped them act out their fantasies in the Holy Land, Iraq and Syria with tragic consequences. Will they help again – i.e. provide more cannon-fodder and treasure – against Iran? I’ll wager that common sense, common decency and weariness with unjust, never-ending wars won’t allow it this time.

Armageddon is cancelled. Sorry.

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France Sets Sight on “African Dream”

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“Hollande’s France is out for Africa, whether with or without the established players of the region ”

Hollande

Moving well into the 1st quarter of 21st century, the global dimension for areas under influence of great powers has changed to a great extent. A review of international political spectrum reflects that a vacuum is either filled or exploited in the most unexpected manner, giving new life to the race amongst states, nations and ideologies.

The African bonanza has always remained centric to the great powers, and there is no reason of it ending in the coming future. One feels that Middle East and Central Asia had somehow sidelined it for the last few decades, but it seems not for long. May be it has more to do with a clear hegemony becoming evident in both Middle East and Central Asia in the past few years.

US and somewhat its ally’s practical footsteps in Iraq and proximity have restrained any further adventurism in Middle East for the time being. Though the war in Afghanistan had again given the edge to the ISAF/ NATO for Central Asia, the resistance from Taliban and a determined Russia has stopped them short of making practical inroads, with Moscow truly casting its shadow over the Caspian for the time being.

This makes way for the African Dream which we see now unfolding at a greater pace than was the case a few years back. China was seen playing softly with newly emerging economies of Africa post 21st century turnover, inviting others to join the game for spheres in the vastly unchanged Africa. Americans as early as in 1993 were seen in a maneuver in Somalia under Clinton, which unfortunately for Americans couldn’t materialize.

With US stuck at Iraq and Afghanistan and Russia not in a position to draw China into the suspicion of overtaking its newly found area of influence, France has slowly but in a determent manner established its foothold in Africa. France has all the possibilities, abilities and reasons to pursue a policy which might bring it into direct contest among other powers for Africa’s dominance.

Post WWII, it had the most firm claim over this land, and the roll back was never easy as it may seem. Secondly, shaken by economical woes, differences over Iraq/ Afghanistan and a not so blind following of American agendas like in Blair era, Britain is pulling itself not only out from the race of supremacy, but is granting playing fields to powers from Europe to take the leading role, with France seconding Germany. Situation such as this can leave France in two minds, with either to strive for a solo flight or to have a vital role under the feather of an already recognized power i.e. America.

From historical interpretation, one can easily reach the conclusion of France challenging the established norms of power balance, and this will lead us to our 1st assessment of it taking the charge exclusively. France role in Libyan invasion was more than an ally, leading side by side in diplomatic, personal and military front during the whole operation.

It was the same Qadaffi who was widely welcomed by France into its capital as a tamed rebel merely a few years back by Sarkozy. With a cloud of questions still circling why such extreme measures were agreed upon Qadaffi, France has established all the reasons for it to be in the proximity through Mali invasion (As UN puts intervention) and a globally notified hostage crisis in Algeria.

In a single stretch, France has engaged itself into multifaceted reasoning by being a liberator in Libya to the occupied masses, a guaranteer to the democratic forces in Mali against threatening Islamist forces and might be soon a pursuer of international terrorist in Algeria. Invasion into Mali though under UN charter by France requires more answers than credits.

With all the due logistical support and manpower, how did a segment of Qadaffi men (also under consideration is their presence among his troops) slip into Mali, establish a force equipped with sophisticated weapons/ surface to air missile (already widely reported in media as missing) which will be challenged by the already established Islamic forces in Mali, leading to the gruesome barbaric war which only an organized force from West can diffuse.

To sum it up, African Dream is on for France, China and many more to follow and so will be the outcome. Victor may take the pride, but in war involving resources, loads of resources gets wiped away as well.

 

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“SOLIDARITY”

by Jonathan Azaziah

by crescentandcross

by Madd Cold (Jonathan Azaziah)

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Solidarity, solidarity with anyone who won’t submit to the Empire!
Solidarity, solidarity with anyone who has that resistant fire!
Solidarity, solidarity with every single nation of the Global South!
Solidarity, solidarity, take your colonizers and throw them out!!!

Salute to Syria first, everything, that is what Syria’s worth, because it is the front line of the battle/Bless to the Syrian Arab Army, eat rebels at lunchtime, we’re with you as you crush lies into gravel/Bless to Mugabe, and Zimbabwe, we know you got that heavy revolutionary thunder, it is clear/To Kim Jong-un and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/Struggle with no fear to defeat the disgrace in the South/Their plunder is severe but we know that you make them shake in amazement and doubt/We are with you ‘till Korea is whole again, and all the Empire’s bases are out/United Snakes of Israhell, what, you don’t see these cavaliers looting?/Traitors, you support their accursedness, me? I implore the alternative, I ain’t here for blunder brother, my solidarity, is with Mother Russia under Vladimir Putin/Smashed up the Zionist oligarchs, if they remained, things would’ve gotten messier/Blasted international spin, after the win, over the Saudi-Israeli plot in Chechnya/ Fought hard for the unity between Muslims and Christians/Only the hypocrite haters have overlooked this position/Shielder of Iran and the shielder of al-Sham/Abu Ali Putin said Russia is the shielder of Islam/Forces of the Christ and the Mahdi united as it was revealed in the Qur’an/

REPEAT HOOK

To Hizbullah of Lebanon, defenders of the Levant and descendants of the Twelfth Imam, protector of the valleys and the mountains and the pure shores/Fighters of another caliber, the valor of infinity, the mallet on the enemy’s head, you have astounded all the warlords/ Ana ba7eibbak ya Sayyed Nasrallah, I kiss the very ground that you have walked on/Not another man on this planet is as magnanimous or righteously gargantuan as you, nothing is as bountiful as your Nour/Thinking of Ghaleb Awwali and the other members of the Party who were martyred, their achievements are eternal/Anyone insulting them is vulturous, deserving of the sulphur in the sick fruit, of the Zaqqum Tree in the inferno/To the Bolivarian states, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador and, of course Cuba/Brazil and Argentina too, Commandate Chavez is more alive than ever so, if you don’t, see it bleeding through then please, buzz off loser/India and Pakistan, your unity is needed bad, this really ain’t no type of mystery/Pakistan, gotta end discrimination, corruption, obliterate the destruction occurring due to drone strike complicity/India, stop your tortuous occupation of Kashmir and your war on the Naxalites/Cut every connect to the Zionist entity, this is for the soul of your nation, it is more than a sacrifice/End the colonial divide and reunify, so you’ll be restored to your classic might, yeah/To FLN Algeria, you still make your enemies wanna crawl into the roughest hedges/Your victory over the French will always be the stuff of legends/Iran, you are the example and the magnetic north we follow, after your revolution swallowed the Shah, and his evil was rendered mute/Not a day goes by Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini that, we don’t remember you/We pray that the whole entire Ummah will scope and learn from your gifts/He who gave the life to Resistance, a beaming blaze of light who overturned the abyss/“Arab Spring” undermined our discourse but now we’re leaving it with burns/Solidarity and revolution, we’re giving back all the meaning to the words/Palestine compass, defeat the beast at the peak then we’ll reach for liberation triumphant, that is where the vibrant prism lies/And so we will struggle until Zionism dies/

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India: sick from distorted development

NOVANEWS
India's sick

By Graham Peebles

India has recorded two decades of around 9 per cent growth, which has produced umpteen rupee billionaires who live in decadent luxury in the cities. Along with the government, which is seduced by all things corporate, they turn a comfortable blind eye to the hundreds of millions living in rural poverty and those in slums on the other side of town, where children play beside open sewage, where there are no functioning toilets or latrines, where child malnutrition is rife and where there are no health care facilities worthy of the name.

The billionaires sit aloft a hierarchy of corporate wealth and power. They tower over the lesser millionaires (in 2012 there were 152,750 US-dollar millionaires) and see in the far distance the upwardly ambitious that form a gaggle called the “new middle class”. This group of city dwellers has benefited greatly from 20 years of market liberalization and government reforms, which have shifted support from the needy to the corporate greedy, resulting in increased levels of rural poverty and a multitude of suffering. The United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) paints a vivid picture of Indian life after years of economic flowering. India comes in 136th out of 187 countries. Factor in inequality – “in each dimension of the HDI”, plus gender inequality, and India plummets even further down the table.

So, one must ask who is this growth for? Not the poor, the marginalized and dispossessed, the Dalit’s (“Untouchables”) or Adivasi (indigenous) people, the smallholder farmers, children and certainly not women.

Inequality and illness

The inequities in health care provision represent the extreme levels of inequality and social injustice pervading the country, as the Lancet makes clear, “mainly because of insufficient government funding for health”. Although the urban population continues to grow (currently thought to be around 377 million), by most estimates 75 per cent of the population – a staggering 900 million people – live in rural areas, where health care is appalling.

It is here in relation to health, disease and mortality that statistics have meaning to the people. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India as a whole accounts “for 21 per cent of the world’s global burden of disease”. The 21 per cent is concentrated in rural areas where diseases cause huge numbers of deaths that, correctly diagnosed and treated, are preventable. It is thought, for example, that over 2 million deaths occurred in 2008 due to preventable causes, such as diarrhoea, dengue, measles, typhoid and malaria. The middle and upper classes, seduced as they are by multinational Western exports of fast food, cigarettes and alcohol, have seen stark increases in obesity-related illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular problems, records Health India.

Trapped into debt and crushed by the corporate takeover of the countryside, smallholder farmers, of which there are an estimated 120 million… are committing suicide at the unimaginable rate of two every hour.

Mahatma Gandhi believed the soul and spirit of India rested in its village communities. He said: “The true India is to be found not in its few cities but in its seven hundred thousand villages. If the villages perish, India will perish too.” Neglected and ignored, rural communities are indeed perishing:

The Adivasi people, who have lived on the land for generations, are being displaced in their millions as mining companies move in to extract the bauxite, iron-ore and tin. Trapped into debt and crushed by the corporate takeover of the countryside, smallholder farmers, of which there are an estimated 120 million (down 9 million since 2001), are committing suicide at the unimaginable rate of two every hour. Huge infrastructure projects are underway throughout the country, the waterways are being swiftly privatized and millions of villagers, with no access to adequate health care, are dying.

Within rural areas there is a dire lack of health care resources – human and material, including medicines, as well as properly equipped primary Health care centres. Although India is said to have a universal health care system administered by the various states, up to 60 per cent of the population do not have access to adequate health care provision.

The conurbations, with just 25 to 30 per cent of the population, have four times more doctors and three times more nurses than the primary health care centres in rural India. This means that, of the latter, almost 10 per cent have no medical staff at all, 40 per cent are without laboratory technicians and almost 20 per cent lack a resident qualified pharmacist. As a result of this dearth of medical support, 50 per cent of all villagers have no access at all to allopathic healthcare providers, 10 per cent of all babies die before their first birthday and 50 per cent of all rural babies are likely to be permanently stunted for want of proper nutrition, according to Health India.

Water and waste

Limited access to safe drinking water, coupled with non-existent sanitation in rural areas and city slums, is a major factor in the spread of parasitic and bacterial infections, causing disease and malnutrition. Over a third of people living in villages have no access to toilets, while 50 per cent of the population defecate in the open. In addition, UNICEF says, “44 per cent of mothers are disposing of their children’s faeces in the open”, resulting in “a very high risk of microbial contamination (bacteria, viruses, amoeba) of water, which causes diarrhoea in children”. This in turn is the primary cause of childhood mortality. Within rural families, only 11 per cent “dispose of child stools safely”, while “80 per cent are left in the open or thrown into the garbage” and, shockingly, “only 6 per cent of rural children less than five years of age use toilets”.

Drinking water is another major source of disease, and while UNICEF says access to safe sources of drinking water has improved (from 68 per cent in 1990 to 88 per cent in 2008), with under a quarter of slums dwellers having access to this most rudimentary of needs, inequality poisons even their most basic human right. The problem is made worse by falling levels of groundwater, groundwater pollution and the widespread natural occurrence of “arsenic and fluoride in the groundwater”, which pose a major health threat. Proper sanitation methods and clean drinking water are not an issue of concern within the high-rise middle class city developments, or the gated communities in Delhi and Mumbai: they have toilets, bidets and mineral water. It is the 75 per cent that are left without health care, with restricted access to safe drinking water and no sanitation facilities. Where has the 9 per cent growth gone?

Poverty sickness

The divide between the tiny percentage that have benefited from economic development and market liberalization, and the vast majority that have been condemned to a life of extreme poverty and illness, is approaching cosmic proportions. Most people live in rural areas, but the beneficiaries of growth have primarily been city residents, where wealth is concentrated in the coffers of a handful of men. It is said that the 100 richest Indians own wealth equivalent to 25 per cent of the national gross domestic product (in 2012 annual GDP was 1.84 trillion US dollars and, while Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, earns 18 million dollars a year, two-thirds of the population, according to the World Bank, live on less than 2 dollars a day. The two decades of 9 per cent growth begins to rise to the divisive surface.

Two decades of economic growth have granted great benefits to the Ambani’s of India, but no improvements to the lives of rural people, and in particular have effected no change to health provision. Child malnutrition, for example, which at 48 per cent is the highest in the world, fell by just 1 per cent in the years since 2001.

Poor health care provision for women sits within a broader, horrific picture of gender inequality and prejudice, state neglect and female suffering.

Gender inequality compounds the economic and social divisions in the country. The treatment endured by women is universally appalling across a range of areas. Rape is endemic, female infanticide is widespread (12 million girls were aborted during the last two decades, according to the United Nations, dowry killings commonplace: a trinity of abuse at the top of a list of mistreatments suffered by Indian women (specifically but not exclusively poor women).

Add to this poor maternal health, causing 57,000 maternal deaths in 2010 (one mother dying every 10 minutes, most of which occurred in rural areas), making India home “to the greatest burden of maternal, newborn and child deaths in the world”, according to the WHO. Forced marriage, although illegal, is commonplace, causing almost 50 per cent of Indian women to (reluctantly) marry before they reach 18, resulting in early pregnancies, high morbidity and mortality rates, to say nothing of the unrecorded levels of depression and anxiety. Poor health care provision for women sits within a broader, horrific picture of gender inequality and prejudice, state neglect and female suffering. Collectively, according to a recent study by TrustLaw, they make India the worst country for a woman to live out of the G20 nations, one place below Saudi Arabia.

Private public

Health care is offered by public and private providers: with the public primary health care centres understaffed, under-resourced and with restrictive opening times, as well as long waiting times and in many cases sited miles from villages, the majority of visits (92 per cent) are made to private centres. Around 70 per cent of private visits are made by city dwellers. They pay for their care by making “out of pocket” payments, i.e. not covered by health insurance, which, the Guardian newspaper reports, only 11 per cent of the population possess. The private sector has the monopoly on medical staff and materials, with, according to government figures, 80 per cent of all doctors, 26 per cent of nurses, 49 per cent of beds and 78 per cent of ambulatory services working for the corporate boys. Care is expensive (up to nine times the cost of primary health centres), and consistent with corporate irresponsibility (sanctioned by government neglect and weakness).

The middle class have become rich; the rich have become super rich; the super rich stellar rich.

With 9 per cent growth for two decades, one would expect a major level of government investment into health and education. However, this is far from the case. Spending on public health care, according to the WHO, is 1.1 per cent of GDP, placing India below Pakistan, China and Nigeria in the spending table. Cash (or out of pocket) payments are increasing (up to 80 per cent ) among those who have the money, but for the majority health care is an unaffordable luxury. In a country with more people living in poverty than all sub-Saharan African countries combined, an additional 40 million a year are estimated to be forced into destitution by medical costs.

So where has the growth gone; who is it for; who has benefited from the “economic miracle”? The middle class have become rich; the rich have become super rich; the super rich stellar rich. This tiny group of city beneficiaries has, as Arundhati Roy puts it, “ascended into outer space from where they look down at the indigenous people and the poor”. As for the poor, their numbers have grown, their land has been stolen from them, their problems increased. They have been condemned to a life of illness, exploitation and suffering. And their voices are ignored.

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