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Airstrikes and Hypocrisy

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By Brian CLOUGHLEY | Strategic Culture Foundation

On December 22 last year the government of Syria regained control of the city of Aleppo that had been occupied by brutal rebel forces since 2012. As reported by the BBC, «The predominantly Sunni Muslim opposition is made of several rebel groups, many of whom have received financial aid from key opponents of President Assad, including the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey».

Following defeat of the US-supported insurgents, «Under a deal brokered by Turkey and Russia, convoys of buses and cars have shuttled thousands of civilians and fighters out of Aleppo’s last rebel-held pocket toward opposition areas outside the city», and peace was restored, much to the frustration and annoyance of some Western governments. The Los Angeles Times noted that «a series of victory celebrations were held in Aleppo following the government forces’ victory, attended by large crowds. For the first time since the civil war began, Christmas was celebrated in Aleppo, with a tree lighting ceremony».

When the rebels controlled the city there was persecution and slaughter of Christians, with the BBC recording that «in areas seized by the jihadist group Islamic State, Christians have been ordered to convert to Islam, pay jizya (a religious levy), or face death. In the Syrian province of Hassakeh in February 2015, hundreds of Christians are feared to have been kidnapped by the militants. Senior Christian clerics have also been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Suspicion for the abductions has fallen on the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate». You might imagine that the Christian West would have welcomed the freedom restored to Syrian Christians by the Syrian government, but there was hardly a word about this aspect of victory over the Muslim fanatics.

On the other hand, immediately before the rebels were defeated the leaders of the West were vociferously critical of operations to take the city, with reports that «Theresa May has joined Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and the leaders of France, Canada and Italy to jointly condemn Russia over its role in the humanitarian disaster ‘taking place before our very eyes’ in Aleppo». There was saturation media cover of the joint statement that «The urgent need now is for an immediate ceasefire to allow the United Nations to get humanitarian assistance to people in eastern Aleppo. Only a political settlement can bring peace for people in Syria».

If the situation had not been so appalling this would have excited derisive laughter because much of the West, along with the freedom-loving kingdom of Saudi Arabia (which forbids the practice of Christianity) and the near-autocracy of Turkey, are the very countries that advocated rebellion in Syria rather than advocating a «political settlement». They all urged the violent overthrow of Syria’s President Assad, with Saudi Arabia declaring that he «cannot be part of a solution to the conflict and must hand over power to a transitional administration or be removed by force». Turkey’s Erdogan, himself intent on establishing a dictatorship, proclaimed that his armed forces intervened in Syria «to bring justice. We are there to end the rule of the cruel Assad, who has been spreading state terror». And the hypocrites of the West cheered them on.

The US and the European Union announced that «President Assad, who is resorting to brutal military force against his own people and who is responsible for the situation, has lost all legitimacy and can no longer claim to lead the country». They were all determined that Syria’s President be brutally deposed by the vicious anti-Christian rebels who were murdering civilians and laying waste to Aleppo.

Then in 2017 the governments in Washington, London and some other capitals which championed rebellion in Syria and condemned Russian airstrikes in support of the government suddenly changed their tune about aspects of the conflict. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told reporters on March 29 that «You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out». No doubt President Assad has views on this, but it is a welcome development — if indeed it is official US policy, as one never knows which way the tweet might blow in Trumpland, nowadays — and it would have been even more welcome had there been a similar change of mind about accepting responsibility for the massacres in Mosul by US airstrikes.

The Iraqi city of Mosul came under control of Islamic State barbarians in 2014, since which time they behaved much as their soulmates in Aleppo, murdering opponents, destroying ancient buildings, and persecuting those whose religion differed from their own warped interpretation of Islam. Last year it was decided to retake the city, and Iraqi forces launched a series of operations supported by a «coalition» of countries, some of which assisted the US in mounting hundreds of airstrikes on the city and its environs. Many of the rockets, bombs and missiles caused the deaths of countless civilians, but it was only on March 17 that the western media had to take notice, after a particularly hideous attack killed some 200 civilians in a Mosul suburb.

Then the damage control experts swept into action. Not to alleviate the slaughter and destruction on the ground, of course, but to control the media as best they could.

US Central Command was forced to admit that «the Coalition struck ISIS fighters and equipment, March 17, in West Mosul at the location corresponding to allegations of civilian casualties». Most western media then carried reports heavily slanted towards blaming Islamic State for the slaughter.

The commander of «Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve», US Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, admitted to reporters that «our initial assessment… shows we did strike in that area, there were multiple strikes in that area, so is it possible that we did that? Yes, I think it is possible. Because we struck in that area, I think there’s a fair chance that we did it». But then he altered his tone and said that «We know ISIS were fighting from that position in that building… So that’s my initial impression, the enemy had a hand in this…» This line was followed by the media, with, for example, the Washington Post commenting that Russian airstrikes had killed civilians and then, almost as an afterthought, that «Confusion still surrounds the [Mosul] incident: Iraqi military authorities are saying the casualties were caused by booby traps the Islamic State had planted in the house, or by a suicide car bomb that detonated nearby. There’s no question that the jihadists are using civilians as shields, forcing them to stay in homes that are used as firing positions».

To give it its due, the Post ended by saying that it is «vital that US authorities determine as quickly as possible whether an American or coalition bomb [note the clever use of the singular «bomb»] caused the civilian deaths, and, if so, accept responsibility», but we can be confident that Pentagon inquiries will not result in anyone accepting responsibility for this or any other atrocity, as indicated by The New York Times reporting on March 30 of the hardening official line that «ISIS is smuggling civilians into buildings so we won’t see them and trying to bait the coalition to attack».

The Mosul airstrikes and many others killed over a thousand Iraqi civilians in March, and you might imagine that western leaders would be at least mildly disapproving of this horrible butchery, but there hasn’t been a word from any of them.

Remember that Barack Obama, Theresa May, Angela Merkel, François Hollande, Justin Trudeau and Matteo Renzi were eloquent about the Aleppo airstrikes and lamented emotionally that «the images of dying children are heart-breaking». But they don’t say a word about the hideous slaughter in Mosul. It’s just a collateral massacre. What a bunch of hypocrites.

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Turkey’s role in the Idlib chemical attack needs to be probed

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By M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline 

Turkey is, in principle, uniquely placed to call for an independent investigation into the chemical attack in the north-western Syrian province of Idlib on April 4. Idlib borders Turkey and it is well-known that extremist groups (Al-Qaeda affiliates) controlling the province have enjoyed covert support from Turkish intelligence, which has trained them, equipped them and guided them in the past in a joint enterprise with the CIA and the US’ Gulf Arab allies.

Yet, curiously, President Recep Erdogan shies away from demanding an independent inquiry. Instead, he insists, “We have the radar information and we have the forensic reports. Some say Syria does not have chemical weapons. Of course it does. It’s clear which planes dropped it.” Erdogan wants to close the file and move on. He lost no time to extend enthusiastic support for the US missile attack in Syria on April 6 and is beseeching President Donald Trump to revive the “regime change” agenda in Syria. Why such bizarre behavior?

Erdogan’s proactivism in real time has only one explanation – the chemical attack in Idlib was in reality planned with the knowledge of Turkish intelligence. Erdogan has everything to lose if this truth comes out.

Turkey stood to gain by precipitating a situation in Syria that would willy-nilly lead to some form of American intervention. (Indeed, CIA input was the basis of Trump’s decision to order the missile attack in Syria, which of course has severely impacted US-Russia relations.) On the other hand, the Idlib attack was just what suited Trump too to generate a new conversation in Washington that took the heat off him over his alleged links to Russia.

All three protagonists gained out of this cynical game – Erdogan, the “cold warriors” in the CIA and the Russophobes in the Washington establishment, and the beleagured American president himself.

But Erdogan stands most to gain. He overnight hyped up the Syrian situation to burnish his image as the tallest Sunni Islamist leader in Muslim Middle East – Idlib is a Sunni province – just a week ahead of the crucial Turkish referendum on April 16 that votes on the creation of a presidency with executive powers.

Two, Erdogan has brought about a discord between US and Russia, which creates space for Turkey to carry on with its military operations in northern Syria and consolidate its occupation of large tracts of Syrian territory.

Three, Russia and Iran may come under pressure to postpone the planned military offensive on Idlib to liberate the region from al-Qaeda. (Idlib is the only Syrian province remaining still under the control of extremist groups.)

And, four, Erdogan’s persistent demand for creation of “safe zones” inside territory as well as “no-fly zone” – both of which would boost a permanent Turkish military presence inside Syria – has gained a fresh lease of life. Indeed, that would also be the kiss of death for Kurdish ambitions to create an autonomous homeland (“Rojava”) in northern Syria.

Suffice it to say, Turkey’s territorial ambitions over Syria (to reclaim Ottoman territories which it lost in the 1922 settlement) took a leap forward this past week.

An international investigation will help uncover Turkey’s role in the chemical attacks in Idlib. However, alas, the CIA is unlikely to let that happen because what happened in Idlib also happens to be a back-to-back enterprise with Turkish intelligence. Erdogan and the folks in Langley are swimming in the very same river of blood. So long as such cynical games continue, the prospects of Syrian settlement will remain bleak.

Turkish policies threaten regional security in the Middle East as well as Europe. By Erdogan’s reckoning, Europe is inhabited by Nazis, and the Middle East’s future lies with political Islam. Sadly enough, Turkey has once again become the “sick man of Europe”.

Read a chilling Reuters report, here, detailing that the suicide bomber involved in the recent subway terrorist attack in St Petersburg had travelled to Turkey and Syria.

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US Spent $4.2M in 2015 to Destabilize Venezuelan Government

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In 2015, the United States government earmarked at least US$4.26 million for Venezuela through the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, with much of this going to organizations undertaking anti-government work.

Almost US$2 million of these funds were funneled through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an organization created in 1982 purportedly “dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.” Of these funds, US$849,223 were allocated for “civic” or electoral purposes including the creation of an “interactive online platform connecting citizens to National Assembly candidates,” along with US$160,813 for the promotion of “free market” reforms.

Some US$505,796 were disbursed for media purposes including funds to “radio programs”, “alternative channels to generate and disseminate news and information”,”local independent journalists and alternative media outlets in defending freedom of expression and democracy” as well as for training “journalists on investigative journalism and the use of social media in disseminating news.”

With more than US$170 million in annual funding from the U.S. State Department through USAID, the NED provides 1,000 more grants to support organizations that promote U.S. foreign policy objectives in more than 90 countries. In addition to the NED, USAID also partners with Freedom House, The International Republican Institute, The National Democratic Institute and The Pan-American Development Foundation of the Organization of American States.

The U.S. Congress also provides some US$777.8 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which runs the Voice of America, as well as the anti-Cuban government outlets Radio Marti and TV Marti, while also providing millions in funds to media organizations and journalists who opposed governments that are at odds with U.S. interests.

The NED also boasted about the impacts of its funding on the outcomes of elections in Argentina

“In Argentina and Venezuela, NED grantees played key roles to promote free and fair elections,” the NED’s 2015 report states.

“Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election, an outcome that symbolized the end of the Kirchner imposed, populist and authoritarian political model. In Venezuela, legislative elections in December 2015 gave the political opposition a supermajority in the National Assembly for the first time in 18 years of Chavista rule. A strong opposition presence in the legislative branch may help reverse Venezuela’s devastatingly anti-democratic government.”

While the government-funded NED does specify grant recipients in certain countries, neither the report nor the organization’s website names the organizations that received funding in the case of Venezuela.

In 2015, the NED also spent some US$1,047,818 in Ecuador and US$883,620 in Bolivia to support organizations working against those left-wing governments.

Since winning a majority of the National Assembly in 2015, Venezuela’s MUD opposition has been accused of attempting to create an institutional crisis between branches of government through repeatedly attempting to pass laws in direct contravention to the country’s constitution, such as a law that attempted to retroactively reduce the presidential term.

Opposition leaders, who have been increasingly calling for street demonstrations to oust the Maduro government, have cited the impasse as grounds for foreign intervention.

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The LIVINGSTONE Witch-Hunt & the Deeper Plot Against British Opposition

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And so we’re dragged back to the Ken Livingstone ‘Anti Semitism’ scandal and the torches and pitchforks are back out.

Livingstone, who has been described as “the only truly successful left-wing British politician of modern times”, may have made a comment that was offensive to some: but it was essentially only a historical observation, and the witch-hunt that followed it spiraled out of all proportion and continues now to rumble on.

Livingstone’s statement (for which he has been so disproportionately hounded) that Hitler himself supported Zionism is essentially true if you take the definition of Zionism to be a support for the agenda of creating the Biblical Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Nazi party, during the time-frame Livingstone specifically referred to (several years prior to the outbreak of war), was essentially pro the Zionist agenda to have European Jews mass migrate to Palestine.

Making that observation isn’t anti-Semitic, it’s historical observation. Livingstone didn’t say Hitler liked Jews or Zionists – only that he at one point favored the Zionist ‘solution’ in as much as he favored the migration of European Jews out of Europe and into the Holy Land. The remark would’ve been closer to the truth if he had talked about the Nazis generally rather than Hitler specifically (as the evidence tends to suggest Hitler didn’t care about Palestine one way or the other and basically just wanted rid of Jews); but at no point did Livingstone question the realities of the Holocaust or suggest that Hitler didn’t also have a desire to mass murder European Jews.

The ridiculous thing, as I pointed out at the time thing whole circus erupted, is that Israel’s current Prime Minister – at around the same time – said something similar to Livingstone, but much more explicitly: and, of course, without provoking a peep of ‘Anti Semitism’ cries from anyone.

Addressing the World Zionist Congress, Benjamin Netanyahu had said – bizarrely (and falsely) – that Hitler had never wanted to exterminate Jews, but had simply wanted them to migrate to Palestine.

Netanyahu’s statement is more inflammatory than Livingstone’s was – particularly as he is the Israeli Prime Minister and was making a written/prepared speech to the Zionist Congress: whereas Livingstone had been making an off-the-cuff remark while being cornered by press in the street.

It is also fascinating that this much coverage and scandal surrounds Livingstone’s comment (which, again, has some legitimate historic basis – even if it might also, understandably, be offensive to some ears), yet absolutely NO ONE in the media is bothered by Israeli nationalist settlers’ connections to Breitbart, Steve Bannon or Trump (see here), by Geert Wilders’ calls for “Zionism for Europe” or by published statements from Israeli journalists that “a worldview that supports white supremacy is good for Israel” (see the ‘Seeds of Fascism‘ post for more on that).

And yet Ken Livingstone, a long-serving British politician of high standing – who clearly isn’t a racist or an ‘anti-Semite’ and who has a number of Jewish Labour figures defending him and condemning the witch-hunt – is being bullied and hounded by the corporate press and the Israeli lobbies.

This deliberate propaganda policy of equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism – which is conducted by the Israeli government itself, along with various foreign governments and media under the sway of pro-Zionist influences – is ultimately doing a disservice to all Jewish people and is in fact aiding a rise in general anti-Semitism.

It is designed, as I’ve argued several times before, to suppress any or all questioning or criticism of the Israeli government or of international Zionism.

What is largely missing from the mainstream media narrative of this situation is that many of the target ‘offenders’ in this ‘anti-Semitism crisis’ have been Jewish campaigners who happen to oppose extreme Israeli right-wing nationalism/Zionism. One of the earliest was Tony Greenstein, who has been an ardent activist against Holocaust denial and general anti-Semitism – but who also happens to support Palestinian rights. Greenstein wasn’t even told what the reason was for his suspension. Labour activists, many of them Jewish, have hinted that accusations of anti-Semitism are being used as a strategic weapon against Corbyn by the party’s right-wing.

Numerous left-wing Jewish activists were already complaining that anti-Semitism had become the “weapon of choice” against the left. Charley Allan, a Jewish Labour Party member, has described the current atmosphere in the press and the Labour Party as a “witch hunt.”

Influential author Johnathon Cook went further in this piece on the subject, suggesting that ‘Labour is one step away from book-burning’. He adds, ‘We have also reached a point where the only major British political party with even a pretence of opposing imperialism and colonialism is creating taboos around the very issues needed to understand the colonial past of Britain and Europe’.

Why is this all happening?

The entire ‘anti-Semitism crisis’ is likely a plot aimed not only at Livingstone, but at the complete decimation of the left in British politics and the neutralisation of Jeremy Corbyn.

We might be wise to note that, earlier this year, the Labour Party (alone) called for an official inquiry into the Israeli embassy leak that exposed the talk of ‘bringing down’ Alan Duncan and other British MPs who were thought to be unsympathetic to the right-wing government in Israel – a plot that Labour’s Emily Thornberry described as a matter of national security.

Said investigation has generally been buried and, like the entire controversy, largely ignored by most of the mainstream (largely pro-Israel) media.

The absolute best analysis of the present Israeli/Zionist lobby control of British politics – and how it relates absolutely to the plot against Corbyn – can be found here at Wall of Controversy; I highly recommend reading it in full.

Whether it related to this specific business or to something else, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonald said – on Ferbruary 26th in a briefing – that ‘WE HAVE TO ALERT PARTY MEMBERS and supporters that the soft coup is underway. It’s planned, co-ordinated and fully resourced. It is being perpetrated by an alliance between elements in the Labour Party and the Murdoch media empire, both intent on destroying Jeremy Corbyn…’

Some weeks ago, I posted a very long, detailed report concerning how the extremist-nationalist government in Israel appears to be trying to remove liberal, left-wing or moderate governments all over the West and replace them with Far-Right or ultra-nationalist parties (Bannon, Wilders, Le Pen, etc) that mirror the current Zio-nationalism in Israel and are generally committed to servicing the current Zionist agenda.

Undermining the current Labour Party would seem a natural part of that agenda; though, in truth, Jeremy Corbyn was always going to be up against it the moment he won the Labour leadership contest. As previously illustrated, even Corbyn’s predecessor Ed Miliband – a child of Jewish Holocaust survivors – was boycotted by Israeli groups in 2014 for daring to criticise the bombardment of Gaza.

What we are seeing – and will continue to see – is an ongoing operation to try to eliminate any semblance of genuine opposition in this country: along with a parallel operation across the Western world to remove or discredit any remaining opposition to Zionist activity.

Again, for the comprehensive explanation of what is currently happening in politics across the Western world and how it relates directly to the extremist government in Israel and the international Zionist movement, read the ‘Seeds of Fascism’ article from several weeks ago.

And for a comprehensive explanation of what is going on in Britain specifically, read Wall of Controversy’s article here.

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Ken Livingstone has apologised for causing any offense to anyone, but has also refused to apologise for saying what he said. He is sticking to his guns, not because he is an ‘anti-Semite’ but simply because he was making a historical observation – a historical observation that has been made before Livingstone by numerous people, primarily Jewish authors.

The Transfer Agreement: The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine is a book by Edwin Black. A son of Holocaust survivors, Black doesn’t seem to have much love for Palestinians (he is in fact pretty derogatory about them in the book) and in fact himself remains a firm Zionist. Yet he wrote comprehensively about the Transfer Agreement (Haavara) between the World Zionist Organisation and Nazi Germany.

Lenni Brenner’s work, 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis, pretty much lays the matter to rest and demonstrates the documented proofs of Zionist/Nazi cooperation.

Also, a must-read 1993 piece by Mark Weber for The Journal of Historical Review also thoroughly corroborates the historical reality of Nazi/Zionist collaboration in regard to Palestine. ‘Early in 1935, a passenger ship bound for Haifa in Palestine left the German port of Bremerhaven,’ he writes, beginning the article. ‘Its stern bore the Hebrew letters for its name, “Tel Aviv,” while a swastika banner fluttered from the mast. And although the ship was Zionist-owned, its captain was a National Socialist Party member. Absurd or not, this is but one vignette from a little-known chapter of history: The wide-ranging collaboration between Zionism and Hitler’s Third Reich’.

Weber, who in 1988 had testified for five days in Toronto District Court as a respected ‘expert witness’ on Germany’s war-time Jewish policy and the Holocaust, proceeds in the article to lay out in entirely sober, historical terms, the substantial cooperation between international Zionists and Nazi Germany at the specific time that Livingstone was referring to.

After offering a comprehensive historic account, Weber concludes, ‘During the 1930s no nation did more to substantively further Jewish-Zionist goals than Hitler’s Germany’.

None of this is anti-Semitism. None of this is any kind of Holocaust denial or rewriting of history. It is simply an acknowledgement of the historical cooperation and links between international Zionists and Nazi Germany at that time.

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Under NAFTA, Diabetes Became Leading Cause of Death in Mexico

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Diabetes has become the leading cause of death in Mexico, according to a new study released by the World Health Organization, WHO.

The United Nations agency claims diabetes rates in the Latin American country began surging just over two decades ago, around the time the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, came into force.

An estimated 80,000 people die each year in Mexico from diabetes, WHO also reports, adding that nearly 14 percent of adults there suffer from the disease.

“Diabetes is one of the biggest problems in the health system in Mexico,” Dr. Carlos Aguilar Salinas told NPR during a recent interview.

“It’s the first cause of death. It’s the first cause of disability. It’s the main cost for the health system.”

Why has diabetes become such an issue in Mexico after NAFTA? The answer is simple: cheap imported junk food.

Since its 1994 inception, NAFTA has allowed U.S. and Canadian restaurants and processed food manufacturers to sell products at rates much lower than their Mexican counterparts. This creates a situation where fastfood chains like McDonald’s and processed food brands like Nabisco are able to dominate the country’s market, given that their products are more financially accessible.

And in a country with rising poverty, inequality and food insecurity, cheap imported junk food is often the only nutritional option.

In 2015, WHO reported that Mexico is the leading consumer of junk food in Latin America — the average person there consumes 450 pounds of ultra-processed foods and sugary beverages each year.

The organization also reported that until recently, Mexico was the largest per capita consumer of soda in the world, with the average person drinking 36 gallons each year. The U.S., Argentina and Chile are now the leading consumers of soda.

“Diabetes used to be a disease of the rich,” WHO’s Mexico chief Dr. Gerry Eijkemans also told NPR during a recent interview.

“In Western Europe and the U.S., it was really the people who had the money who were obese, and now it’s actually the opposite.”

Nearly 60 percent of Latin Americans are overweight, according to a UN report.

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Venezuela Arrests Opposition Lawyer, Partner of Source in Iraq Passport Controversy

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By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim | Venezuelanalysis 

A lawyer for one of Venezuela’s most prominent right-wing politicians was detained Tuesday in Caracas, after allegedly being found with materials used in counterfeiting, according to unconfirmed reports.

The lawyer, Ana Teresa Argotti, was allegedly taken into police custody after a routine traffic stop. From her vehicle, police reportedly uncovered 17 identity cards, six passports, more than 30 official government stamps and raw materials used in the counterfeiting. The story was originally published by online news blog La Tabla. Along with the statement of an anonymous source, the blog also published photos that appeared to show Argotti in police custody. In one of the photos, Argotti appeared to be shown with her seized property, including the six passports, ID cards and both US and Venezuelan currency.

Argotti is reportedly the lawyer of Lilian Tintori. Tintori is the wife of Leopoldo Lopez, an opposition leader sentenced to over 13 years imprisonment for his role in leading violent anti-government protests in 2014.

The blog also claimed Argotti is the partner of former Venezuelan diplomatic staffer Misael Lopez. Lopez has accused Venezuelan diplomatic officials in Iraq of fraudulently selling hundreds of passports. The Venezuelan government has denied the claims and accused Lopez of acting as an agent of the US.

Venezuelanalysis cannot confirm the authenticity of the La Tabla report, though similar stories have been picked up by state media outlet teleSUR and Russia’s RT – both seemingly based on La Tabla’s piece.

Right-wing newspaper El Nacional has also reported on the story, including allegations police falsified evidence against Argotti.

“A source close to El Nacional Online confirmed that Argotti, adviser to Lilian Tintori, is under arrest,” the newspaper reported.

“However, they clarified that the items seized from the lawyer were ‘planted’,” El Nacional reported.

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SEEDS Of FASCISM: Exposing the Truth – International Zionists

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SEEDS Of FASCISM: Exposing the Truth – International Zionists, the “New World” & the ‘Return to the 1930s’

This is probably the most important thing that will be posted on this site this year, so I would ask anyone here to read it all the way through and then draw your own conclusions.

The underlying theme that emerges from this article – which I have been putting together since December – is one of a possible international conspiracy behind the radical shifts in Western politics that may be occurring: that the perceived ‘rise of the Far Right’ across Western societies is not just a simple reactionary movement based on anti-immigration sentiment or refugee hysteria, but something more planned and with more obscured roots.

It is also a case of those simpler, more obvious things too, of course: there are multiple causes for the current wave of ‘populism’ and angry mobs. But it would fit this paradigm best to remember the quote by Dennis Healey about nothing in international politics happening by accident but being made to happen.

What follows in this article then is (1) what I conclude to be a demonstrable conspiracy, (2) some demonstration of what the connections are that support this conclusion, and (3) what the root of that conspiracy is and what its aim might be.

In a piece a couple of months ago on the Berlin truck massacre, I referred to the sinister connection between Zionist/nationalist extremists in Israel and the rise of Far-Right parties and figures in the Western world. That particular article was about how the head of Mossad led a delegation to a ‘secret meeting’ with the Trump team just hours before the ‘Islamist terror attack’ in Berlin happened. I had discovered this only via the Israel National News site, which reported this meeting on its website just hours before the Berlin attack (the original source is linked in the post).

No major media organisations covered it and even most alternative media seemed to ignore or miss it entirely.

At any rate, while that post was focused more on false-flag terrorism, I didn’t go properly into the reasons why I was linking the rise of the Far-Right in Europe (and nationalists in America) to the right-wing nationalist government in Israel.

So I will lay this out as comprehensively as I can here now; because, as I noted in the article about Michael Flynn’s ‘resignation’, shedding some light on this subject should prove of paramount importance to our understanding of the seismic political shifts that are presently being played out – and that will end up impacting on all of us.

The “seeds of fascism” quote in the title is not from me, but from a former Israeli Prime Minister I am quoting – and the context of that quote (and its importance) will become evident shortly.

Almost all mainstream media (and most of the alt-right media) is completely ignoring or deliberately omitting the reality of what I have laid out in the article below. But I believe – and have believed for some time – that the nature of Western civilisation itself could be in the balance, just as the Middle East has previously been in the balance since 9/11: and that, if the ‘race wars’ or ‘civil wars’ that various commentators keep predicting do materialise – and that, if we do get the ‘collapse of the liberal order’ that so many gullible people are now continuously calling for –  it is important that we have as much context and perspective as possible.

This is, by necessity, a very long, detailed article (covering everything from Trump, Geert Wilders, Marie Le Pen and even Brexit to the refugee crisis and the role of Biblical Prophecy in the agenda): but it needs to be, in order to make the case effectively – and to demonstrate that this isn’t some random speculation or theory I’m presenting here, but is the evidence-based argument for a conclusion that I have reluctantly come to, having spent over two months carefully checking and re-checking to make sure I’ve been seeing the picture correctly.

The original version of this was even longer and more detailed: but, because of the pressing nature of the subject and the impending elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands this year – as well as the societal conflicts already accompanying Brexit and the Trump administration – I have cut it down to the basics and didn’t want to delay posting this any longer.

The first section of this explores the current wave of nationalist or Far-Right politicians and parties – from Steve Bannon and co in the US to Geert Wilders, Marie Le Pen and others – and something interesting they all have in common.

The second deals with some of the curious historical record concerning the Zionist movement and 1930’s European fascism. 

The third explores what was going on in Israel itself prior to the emergence of Trump, Marie Le Pen, Geert Wilders and others.

The fourth explores Brexit in this context.

The fifth examines the potential collapse of the EU, the elimination of the ‘liberal’ order, and rise of a fascist super-state.

The sixth deals with Palestine, the Middle East and the long-sought ‘Armageddon’ conflict in Jerusalem – and how the current situation in the West relates to the Neo-Con/PNAC/Zionist activity in the Middle East since 9/11.

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As I also noted in that post on the Berlin attack, I hadn’t deliberately gone looking for links between Israel and the rise of Far Right or nationalist parties in the West: I had simply been doing research on the various Far Right figures and networks, but had quickly noticed that the Israeli factor kept cropping up.

For starters, I already posted on the Zionist/Israel connections to the Trump administration in the US. While I don’t actually classify Trump as ‘Far Right’, his administration – particularly via the Zionist Breitbart/Goldman-Sachs Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (and now member of the National Security team) – is irrefutably tied to right-wing entities in the Israeli government.

As previously suggested, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation may have related not to Russian influence on the election but to the Trump administration’s possible plans to bring in an Israeli mercenary-firm owner to take control of US intelligence and security agencies and operations – what could, in essence, be classified as a takeover of American intelligence and security.

In short, given those Israeli/Trump connections (Bannon and Kushner both support and are supported by illegal settlement builders – see here and here – while Trump has made zealously over-the-top statements in support of Israel’s right-wing government), the notion of the right-wing/Zionist elements in Israel having installed the Trump administration into the White House for its own purposes doesn’t seem very far-fetched.

Not that it should’ve seemed far-fetched to begin with anyway. On the activities of AIPAC, the Jewish Labour MP Gerald Kaufman (who died this week) commented, “The odious pressure group, AIPAC — the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — can destroy any United States politician who makes the slightest criticism of Israel’.

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The extent of Donald Trump’s loyalty to Israel is clear, as was covered in this post.

But read this next quote from President Trump on foreign policy and the impression isn’t just of loyalty but of total subservience. This is a real quote, by the way (source): he said, “I’d really call up Bibi [Netanyahu], who is a friend of mine and I’d call up some people and be very dependent on what Israel wants. You know if they really want certain things and they are deserving of certain things…”

As was previously noted, after a difficult Israel relationship with Barack Obama, Netanyahu now has his man in the White House – cue the immediate ‘unrestricted settlement construction’ (half of them probably funded by Trump’s son-in-law and Netanyahu’s bunk-mate, Jared Kushner) on illegally occupied land, as declared by Benjamin Netanyahu.

Now, concerning Steve Bannon and Breitbart: you might’ve been previously given the impression in the media that Breitbart is very ‘anti-Semitic’ – but, as I have argued clearly before, there is a very big difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, and you can be anti-Semitic and pro-Zionist at the same time; which is an underlying theme that you will find the more you examine the dynamics of what appears to be going on – and which I will come back to in a moment.

Here is Trump’s puppet-master, Steve Bannon, on Israel. “Breitbart is the most pro-Israel site in the United States of America. I have Breitbart Jerusalem, which I have Aaron Klein run with about 10 reporters there. We’ve been leaders in stopping this BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement…”

Which, arguably, is fine; every platform has its own leanings and positions.

But it goes a little deeper. Israel’s agriculture minister, Uri Ariel, in fact wrote to Bannon to express personal “thanks for your friendship with Israel,” while also talking about how Bannon’s platform, Breitbart, should be used “in order to promote the Israeli point of view in the media.”

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You should make note of that particular statement when you try to understand the role of the ‘alt-right’ in acting as a propaganda platform for the rise of Far Right politicians across the West.

Meanwhile Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Education Minister (of Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party), gladly cited Donald Trump’s election as the end of any possibility of a Palestinian state.

Yaron London, an Israeli journalist, wrote simply that ‘a worldview which supports white supremacy matches our government’s interests.’ He goes on to explain that if Trump’s America’s can be made to “hate Arabs more than they hate Jews”, it would be a “good deal”.

The Zionist connection/nature of the so-called ‘anti establishment’ Trump/Bannon Alt-Right/Goldman-Sachs presidential set-up is fairly clear at this point and hardly needs to be demonstrated further.

But, as previously said, the more you look at the contemporary rise of dangerous, racist Far-Right parties – which could, potentially, mean a radical shift in Western civilisation and what Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis rather ominously called a “reversion to the 1930s” (basically, a return to fascism) – the more you’re forced to confront an uncomfortable implication: specifically, that all roads seem to lead back to the right-wing nationalists in Israel and to Zionist-aligned lobbies.

That term – “reversion to the 1930s” – should startle any intelligent, reasonable person: but, given the events of the thirties and early forties in Europe, it should startle Jewish people more than anyone. And it does. But, again, Zionism as a political ideology doesn’t represent Jewish people or even all Israelis. To illustrate that point, we need only look at the late British MP Gerald Kaufman, as highlighted here.

When it comes to Trump, the current surge in Far-Right parties in Europe, and even Brexit, Israel is the elephant in the room that no mainstream media or ‘alt-right’ commentators seem to be willing to notice; preferring, as they do, to focus everyone’s attention on the idea of Russian ‘interference’ instead.

The Trump administration in the US is a lucid example of this; but it is also highly important in connection to the perceived ‘rise of the Far Right’ occurring in Europe. The more you look at the connections, the more inescapable it becomes that we are not looking merely at a series of isolated events in different countries, but a concerted, connected international movement with shared goals – and possibly shared sponsors and patrons.

On the surface of it, it is united by common features such as intense Islamophobia, anti-refugee rhetoric, anti EU aspirations, a desire to completely eliminate liberal politics and the often-referenced “liberal elite” (which is curious, as the ‘elites’ have always been right-wing and not left) and a general fixation on racial/identity politics; but beneath that more observable facade is a common interest in a radical reconfiguration of Western society.

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We each may have our own view as to whether a radical reconfiguration of Western society would be a good thing or a bad thing: but it is important not to embrace such things blindly, but to have a clear understanding of the forces, players and connections involved.

Let’s talk about Geert Wilders, the rabidly anti-Muslim, Far-Right weirdo in Holland. Just a slightly over-the-top Dutch ‘patriot’ who hates Muslims and opposes immigration?

RT reported months ago that, ‘Dutch secret services conducted an investigation into ‘suspicions that Geert Wilders, head of the anti-Islam Party for Freedom, was strongly influenced by top Israeli military and political figures’.

His ‘Party for Freedom’ (PVV) has in fact been investigated by the country’s General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) over his “ties to Israel and their possible influence on his loyalty,” according to De Volkskrant newspaper.

We are told that, back in 2010, Wilders reportedly had close ties to influential people in Tel Aviv. At the time, he visited Major General Amos Gilad, former chief of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s intelligence division, and was also ‘frequently’ invited to meetings with the Israeli ambassador in the Netherlands.

Is is perhaps therefore unsurprising that Wilders, Trump and Bannon all sing from the same hymn-sheet when it comes to Israel, Muslims, immigration, and all the alt-right cliches.

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It emerges that Wilders’ Israeli connections trace back to his youth, when he volunteered for a year at Moshav Tomer, a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, according to the Times of Israel.

He also repeatedly referred to Jews as role models for Europe and urged a complete Israeli seizure of the West Bank.

So, as it happens, Wilders is even more zealously Zionist than Trump – and presumably shares Trump’s support for Jerusalem being annexed by Israel and made into the Israeli capital: an agenda that is rooted in both Christian and Jewish Zionism and Biblical End-Times prophecy and one that – if pursued – could set off a final Middle East conflagration (more on that later).

Uncoincidentally, Wilders – just like Trump – passionately condemned Obama, Kerry, the EU and the UN for its resolutions against Israeli illegal settlements some weeks ago.

There can be very little doubt that Geert Wilders is, like Bannon, a Zionist agent who is – either wholly or in part – meant to service the interests of the right-wing government in Israel.

Like Trump and Bannon, if elected, Wilders would be intended to bolster (or fully restore) international and European obedience to Zionist interests – specifically at a time where the EU, the UN and other institutions have been pulling back from longstanding acceptance of Israeli activities in occupied territory.

And like Trump and Bannon, Wilders’ particularly vicious anti-Muslim rhetoric and rabble-rousing should therefore be examined in the context of his Zionist connections.

This is an actual tweet from Geert Wilders’ Twitter account. ‘Let us all support Israel. Always. Israel is fighting for all of us.’ You really should actually go see the tweet on his timeline to get the full effect: it appears with an image of the Israeli Star of David flag.

In terms of Marie Le Pen and the Front National in France, Le Pen is generally considered staunchly pro Zionist.

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However, it is worth noting that Marion Maréchal Le Pen – a Front National member of the French parliament (and Marie Le Pen’s niece) – is the daughter of Roger Auque, who was a self-confessed agent of Mossad. Auque, a spy and journalist, openly revealed that he worked for Mossad in his book In the Secret Service. Which is no small connection.

Bizarrely, despite the party’s established Nazi sympathies in the past (including her father, the party’s founder, being a Holocaust denier), Marie Le Pen has reinvented the Front National as a pro-Israel, pro-Zionist party.

Weeks ago, the secretary general of the Front National visited Israel and met with military, government and political officials. Curiously, Israel’s Foreign Ministry insisted that Nicolas Bay was on a private visit and that – on account of the Front National’s history of Nazi sympathy and anti-Semitism – he would not meet with any Israeli officials. Yet Bay then tweeted photos of his meetings with Israeli ministers, including leading members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party and the leader of the Likud’s ‘youth organization’.

According to the Associated Press piece, Bay’s photo of his meeting with an army colonel and government official later ‘disappeared’ from his Twitter timeline.

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What is clear is that all of these parties and organisations (in different countries) are not a separate body but are related, working together – and with the international ‘alt-right’ media as their propaganda arm. All of this suggests that we may be being stage-managed into what Marie Le Penn recently prophesied was “the new world” (or ‘new world order’?) coming into being.

After Trump’s inauguration speech, prominent leaders of the Far Right in Europe – including France’s Marie Le Penn and Geert Wilders – came together in celebration and a show of force, taking Trump’s victory as a symbolic indicator of how this year could see several major Far-Right victories in Europe that could drastically alter the fabric and nature of European civilisation in concert with the potentially drastic course-change that could be occurring in America.

Austria just months ago narrowly avoided its own Far-Right party winning the Austrian election.

And, lo and behold, The Freedom Party too has its Israeli connection. By 2010, under Heinz-Christian Strache’s leadership, Austria’s Freedom Party had become extremely friendly towards Israel. In December 2010, the FPÖ (accompanied by representatives of other right-wing parties) visited Israel, where they issued the “Jerusalem Declaration” in support of the State of Israel (so far, that’s Trump, Wilders and the FPÖ all expressing support for an annexation of Jeruslaem). At the FPÖ’s invitation, Israeli Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara (of the right-wing nationalist Likud party in Israel) subsequently visited Vienna.

This same FPÖ party, remember, was founded by Nazi officers after World War II.

And like Le Pen’s Front National, the Freedom Party has been in a cross-party alliance in the European parliament with its other European counterparts, particularly the anti-Muslim Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom and Italy’s Northern League.

In terms of the rising opposition in Germany and anti-immigrant movements, it is unclear to me whether there is any Israeli connection at the organisational level – just because that connection exists with other Far Right parties and movements doesn’t mean it does in Germany too.

However, as I recently speculated – particularly in regard to the Berlin Christmas market attack (which I firmly believe was linked to the Mossad/Trump “secret security briefing” of the same day) – it would seem very likely that orchestrated terror attacks in Germany are aimed at the downfall of Angela Merkel and turning popular opinion towards nationalist, anti-immigrant politicians.

Attacks in France – including the false-flag Charlie Hebdo, Nice and Paris attacks, the latter in particular having a clear Mossad fingerprint – have probably been designed to try to do the same thing (the Charlie Hebdo false-flag in particular – carried out by Special Forces that were either French or Israeli – was converted into a massive Israeli immigration-propaganda exercise urging ‘persecuted Jews’ in France to migrate to Israel where more illegal settlements would be built for them).

Which is something that may or may not work – we’ll find out this year, just as we will in Germany and the Netherlands.

But the Israel connection to the contemporary Far Right goes on further, manifesting even at the street level.

At PEGIDA and fascist/Neo-Nazi rallies and anti-refugee marches in Germany, Europe, Britain and even Australia, Israeli flags have been photographed on multiple occasions, even along with the usual neo-Nazi swastikas. The same was occurring with EDL rallies in England and with the ‘Britain First’organisation.

It has always struck me as distinctly odd: to see any Israeli flags at PEGIDA marches when senior figures in PEGIDA have been exposed dressing up as Hitler.

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So, why would pro-Zionist groups or agencies debase themselves by fraternising with anti-semitic neo-Nazis and Far-Right parties in Europe? That is a question that Jewish people should be asking themselves – and one that I’m not comfortable trying to answer, as it would eventually lead back to old, controversial questions about the international Zionist movement, the 1930s Nazi government in Germany and Europe, and the attitude of both towards ordinary Jewish people (and the kind of thoughts that got poor old Ken Livingstone expelled from the Labour Party).

The frequent accusation that these parties and movements – the Front National included – are highly “anti-semitic” brings us back to the awkward, deceptive dynamics I hinted at in regard to Breitbart/Bannon. It’s a double-edged sword: they no doubt are anti-semitic on a basic level towards ordinary Jews, particularly Jews living in Europe – and those anti-semitic ideologies have always existed in the Far Right. But they also appear to be highly friendly with the right-wing government in Israel at the state-level. In other words, the real anti-Semitism (as in hatred or demonisation of ordinary Jews) is still very much there: sitting side-by-side with a passionate support for Zionism and Israeli expansionism.

This odd duality gets more and more curious the more you look at it. But it also starts to make more sense the more you examine the history of international Zionism.

Zionist agencies have, historically, found useful allies in extreme (and even ‘anti-Semitic’) nationalist movements.

A must-read 1993 piece by Mark Weber for The Journal of Historical Review thoroughly corroborates the historical reality of Nazi/Zionist collaboration in regard to Palestine.

Weber, who in 1988 had testified for five days in Toronto District Court as a respected ‘expert witness’ on Germany’s war-time Jewish policy and the Holocaust, proceeds in the article to lay out in entirely sober, historical terms, the substantial cooperation between international Zionists and Nazi Germany.

After offering a comprehensive historic account, he concludes, ‘During the 1930s no nation did more to substantively further Jewish-Zionist goals than Hitler’s Germany‘.

It might surprise most people to discover that after the horrendous Nuremberg Anti-Jewish Race Laws were enacted in September 1935, only two flags were permitted to be displayed in all of Nazi Germany – one being Hitler’s swastika, the other being the blue and white emblem of Zionism.

Lenni Brenner’s work, 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis, pretty much lays the matter to rest.

Among other remarkable finds unearthed in Brenner’s research, it emerges that Avraham Stern, the leader of the notorious terrorist ‘Stern Gang’ in Israel had, in late in 1940, writtern to Hitler (the text having been discovered in the German embassy in Turkey after World War II), proposing that the Jewish militias in Palestine would fight on “Germany’s side” in the war against England.

Stern had also openly boasted that the Zionists were “closely related to the totalitarian movements of Europe in [their] ideology and structure.”

The point I am grasping at here is not one of revisionist history or Holocaust denial (I don’t, for a moment, dispute the horrors of the Holocaust): rather, that there is highly disturbing implication in much of the historical record to suggest that the Zionist movement didn’t particularly care about the fate of those ‘assimilated Jews’ that were slaughtered in Europe – and were willing to ally with anyone who furthered the Zionist cause, regardless of what happened to non-Zionist Jewish people.

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This notion that the fanatical Zionists may have had an astonishing lack of sympathy for or identification with the European Jews who were being liquidated in the Holocaust is reinforced by, of all people, David Ben-Gurion, who is quoted as having said (in 1938): “If I knew it was possible to save all the children in Germany by taking them to England, and only half of the children by taking them to Eretz Israel, I would choose the second solution.”

Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel.

And it therefore wouldn’t be entirely shocking now to learn that those who further that ideology are still willing to support or work with Far Right or ultra nationalist movements, even those that have anti-Semitic tendencies (or, as may be the case, even more willingly with those who have Islamophobic tendencies).

A peer-reviewed study published in the Routledge journal Israel Affairs found that anti-Muslim hate-propaganda is being used by Far Right extremists as a proxy for their longstanding racist and anti-Semitic ideologies.

In it, Professor Amikam Nachmani, chair of the Department of Political Science at Bar-Ilan University, writes that ‘Nazi-style rhetoric employed against the Jews is now targeted against Muslims’.

He continues, ‘Right-wing Europeans, among them Holocaust deniers and ardent anti-Semites, frequently decry Arab and Muslim migrants… But these very circles also consider it ‘natural’ to show sympathy for Israel, perceived by them as a staunch enemy of the Arab nation and Muslims… European right-wingers, nationalists and fascists are presently engaging in a freakish turn: they aim to gain legitimacy by courting Israel. They hope to brush aside their hatred of Jews and the anti-Semitic past of their countries, thanks to the support they grant to the Israeli cause in the Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict…’

The professor also predicts (and this sentence should alarm everyone): ‘Armageddon will be fought out on European soil’.

Perversely, the same kind of ideology or agenda that was ambivalent about the mass murder of millions of ordinary Jews in the early 1940s – despite deriving enormous political power from that mass murder (by using it to power zealous Jewish nationalism in Palestine – as the Holocaust survivor and highly influential writer Hannah Arendt wrote extensively about) – will care even less about a second Holocaust in Europe involving Muslims; and may even be willing to support dangerous parties and movements that could bring it about.

It is important to note that, for every pro-Zionist Jewish person in Israel or Europe, there are other Jews who are very unhappy – even startled – by the Israeli nationalists’ unsavory alliances with Far Right entities.

While we’re on this subject, there is also a misconception – or misdirection – in a lot of (especially right-wing) commentary that Jewish people and Jewish ‘liberals’ are somehow part of a ‘Jewish Conspiracy’ based in liberal politics. This is complete nonsense – as are any false claims that ‘liberalism’ or progressivism (including, apparently, feminism and multi-culturalism) is somehow a ‘Zionist’ conspiracy.

A lot – possibly even the majority – of Jewish people, particularly those outside of Israel, do tend to lean towards left-leaning, progressive politics. They’re not Zionists – they’re just Jewish people.

The Zionists – both Jewish, Christian and atheist alike – are all on the hard-right: which is why they are aligning with others on the hard-right. Because left-leaning parties and governments and ‘liberal’ politicians (as well as liberal Jews), despite generally supporting the State of Israel, tend not to support demolition of Palestinian homes in illegally occupied territory, the expansion of illegal settlements, the normalisation of an Apartheid state, or the future annexation of Jerusalem and the West Bank.

If international Zionist agencies are now in the process of helping topple liberal-leaning governments or parties across the West, it is because those governments or parties have outlived their usefulness: Israel is no longer worried about an existential threat to the state itself, but is seeking to move on to the final process of the Zionist agenda that the Balfour Declaration enabled a century ago – the annexation of all remaining Palestinian territory and – crucially – the ‘Holy Land’ (we will get to the main reason for this shortly).

But the point for now is that, for all the unconditional support for Israel that ‘liberal’-leaning parties have shown – for example, in France, in Germany, in the US, and in the previous Labour Party Britain – the same politicians and parties would not have been conducive to the final push by Israeli right-wing nationalists to seize Jerusalem and the Temple Mount: as was recently evidenced by, as mentioned already, Obama, Kerry, the EU and the UN formally condemning the Israeli settlement expansions.

In other words, the Zionist nationalists need to ensure foreign governments and allies that will support or at least tolerate their plans – even if it is at the expense of parties or politicians that have otherwise been very kind to Israel.

In fact, the ideologies of the international and European Far Right nationalists are a perfect mirror for the same nationalist, right-wing trend in Israel; and, likewise, there are many, many Jews who are as alarmed by this surge in Zionist nationalism in Israel as they are by the Far Right in Europe.

But the warning signs have been there all along, and we have been warned about it long in advance – including by Jewish activists opposed to the Israeli government, and even by people formerly in the Israeli government.

The appointment, for example, of Avigdor Lieberman from the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party to Israel’s Minister of Defense last year was said to have alarmed many Jewish people, including in Canada. Lieberman, who lives in an illegal settlement in occupied Palestinian territory (and who once said that Palestinians who do not swear allegiance to Israel “should have their heads chopped off by an ax”), was brought in to replace Likud party member Moshe Yaalon – and Yaalon had quit on account of his stated concerns that Israel was being taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements.”

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak had in fact said that the current Israeli government was infected by the “seeds of fascism” and warned of what he saw as “a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements. And it’s just the beginning.”

And, again, the late Gerald Kaufman was warning British parliament about this years ago. On Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power in 2009, Kaufman presciently warned about “what is about to become the most extremist government in Israeli history.”

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Avi Primor, a former Israeli ambassador to German is among those expressing alarm at the alliance between Zionists and the Far-Right, saying, “We should not abandon our heritage and cut deals with the devil… I am afraid we are losing our ideals more and more.”

Given all of the information presented here, should we be asking whether this “hostile takeover” by “dangerous elements” in fact began in Israel (just as Ehud Barak warned was happening) and has proceeded on to the United States, with France, the Netherlands and much of Europe soon to follow?

And all as part of the same, inter-connected agenda? Or, to rephrase the question – is the future a fascist one? 

So, what about Britain and ‘Brexit’?

The accusation that British politics is under the control of Israeli lobbies is hardly new – but, even by those standards, the recent controversy over the Israeli ambassador in London talking about the “hit-list” of British MPs who should be “taken down” was pretty remarkable. The ambassador’s most notable target was Foreign Office deputy minister Alan Duncan, who is perceived as being too sympathetic towards the Palestinians. Crispin Blunt, chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, was also identified as a target on account of his “pro-Arab” leanings.

Yet – even amid all the hysteria over alleged Russian influencing of Trump, Brexit, Le Pen and more – very little was made of this recorded and indisputable Israeli embassy talk of “taking down” British MPs. What it demonstrated is the extent to which some Israeli embassy officials believe they can make or break British politicians and parliamentarians and what some of them perceive as their right to interfere in sovereign British politics.

So, what of Brexit? It isn’t just the Murdoch press and the right-wing Daily Mail and Daily Express that have Zionist leanings and connections.

Most of the senior ‘Leave’ campaigners last year have some interesting things in common. The actor Boris Johnson described himself as “a passionate Zionist”. Chris Grayling belongs to a Zionist lobby group called British Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM). Theresa Villiers, the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (and key Brexit campaigner) is an “officer” of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) – Ian Duncan Smith is also a member of the CFI. Liam Fox, a Neo-Con Brexiter, was previously forced to resign from his position when it was revealed that billionaire Israeli arms dealer, Poju Zabludowicz, was funding his lavish playboy lifestyle.

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It is thus understandable that Zionist/Neo-Con Michael Gove (championed as preferred Prime Minister by Murdoch), was endorsed for PM by the son of the godfather of US neo-conservatism, William Kristol, who referred to him as “probably the most impressive member of the British Parliament”.

Brexit Prime Minister – the unelected Theresa May, who is mother of the Snooper’s Charter and also sought to bypass Parliament and act from ‘royal prerogative’ – is staunchly Zionist and said she was proud of changing British law to make it impossible to prosecute Israeli war criminals in the UK under Universal Jurisdiction: during what had been a controversial clash of opinion, with Holocaust survivor Gerald Kaufman being among the most vociferous opponents of the change.

Kaufman himself also recently outright complained about the extent to which the (pro Brexit) Conservative party in Britain is rolling in ‘Jewish money’.

Gilad Atzmon, citing Haaretz, notes that Britain was always ‘operating as Israel’s puppet in the EU’ anyway.

It’s departure from the union could have a negative effect on Israel’s relationship with Europe, particularly in regard to the Israel-Palestine conflict. This was already borne out by the EU leading the way in proposing sanctions against Israel over the illegal settlements in occupied territory – something that the British government hid away from (and that both the Trump administration and Geert Wilders, among others, outright condemned the EU and the UN for).

Instead Britain will seem set to seek a hardcore alignment away from the EU and back towards the US (and Israel) in all respects, including foreign policy: curious then that ‘Brexit’ and the exit from the EU has coincided with the election of the pro-Israel Donald Trump administration, and could – potentially – this year also see drastic changes in France and Germany.

This would in fact be in-keeping with precedents: while the US may be heavily under the control of AIPAC and Zionist lobbies, it was Britain that brought about the Zionist colonisation of Palestine precisely 100 years ago, with a British government of the time being entirely under the sway of international Zionists. Precisely a century later, we may be in the precise same situation.

Fittingly enough, Britain is, in fact, later this year holding special celebration events to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration that guaranteed Zionist colonisation of Palestine; and Theresa May said she wants British people to feel ‘pride’ in the Balfour Declaration.

As Robert Fisk writes in The Independent, ‘This was predictable. A British prime minister who would fawn to the head-chopping Arab autocrats of the Gulf in the hope of selling them more missiles – and then hold the hand of the insane new anti-Muslim president of the United States – was bound, I suppose, to feel “pride” in the most mendacious, deceitful and hypocritical document in modern British history.’

It is also a plain fact, as previously laid out, that the British government (along with several others) and the corporate media have deliberately established a strategy of conflating ‘anti-Zionism’ with ‘anti-Semitism’ and moreover conflating Zionism as a political ideology with ‘Jews’ – as a means to shut down debate and make criticism of Israeli government actions extremely difficult (hence, the entire ‘anti-Semitism’ ‘scandal’ around Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party: which was manufactured largely by right-wing Israelis or Israel lobbyists  – see here – and which, in fact, largely targeted left-wing Jewish activists – see here).

I already posted about how this charge of anti-Semitism is being strategically used to suppress any criticism of Zionism or the government of Israel, and about how many Jewish people are among the most ardent critics of Zionism – including Holocaust survivors – and are themselves incapable of being ‘anti-Semites’. I, for my part, have always made it clear that when I use the term ‘Zionist’ I don’t mean ‘Jews’ or even ‘Israelis’, just as we don’t mean ‘Muslims’ when we say ‘Islamists’ and we wouldn’t mean ‘Germans’ when we said ‘Nazis’.

As I stated from the outset, I didn’t go looking for connections between Israel and the Far Right parties in the West – but those common connections kept cropping up every time I tried to look into current Far Right figures and populists like Geert Wilders and Steve Bannon, so consistently that I couldn’t ignore them anymore.

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We are currently in a situation where the danger of a ‘Far Right Europe’, “a return to the 1930s” or even a fascist world order, could soon become palpable: and, from all appearances, it would absolutely suit the nationalist right-wing movement in Israel to see that happen. If you think I might be exaggerating, then take it from the Jerusalem Post, which published this article in 2015 with the headline ‘A FAR-RIGHT, PRO-ISRAEL FRANCE? EXPERT SAYS THIS IS WHERE ALL OF EUROPE IS HEADING…’

A collapse (or possible transformation and co-opting) of the EU via the support for all of these Far-Right, anti-EU parties may also be part of that agenda.

At the current rate of growth, Far-Right parties could win 37 per cent of seats in the European Parliament in the next election. As this analysis on Medium notes rather ominously, ‘This happens to be the same percentage of German votes that Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist party won in July 1932, precipitating the rise of the Nazi regime.’

None of this being said here is necessarily to be taken as a glowing endorsement of the EU or of anything the EU does: but is simply seeking to highlight some of the real dynamics of what may be going on. Likewise, this isn’t an anti-Brexit article and nor is it downplaying or minimizing the genuine, popular concerns that exist about immigration, integration, identity politics or refugees. And nor is it claiming that political figures like Trump or Le Pen don’t have any valid points or thoughts on domestic matters that don’t relate to Israel at all.

But the underlying connections are all there.

It is also very evident that Zionist lobbies, along with the Trump regime, probably do not want the EU to survive – and would, apparently, prefer right-wing nationalists (either to replace the EU or to hijack it from within in a neutralization of ‘liberal’ politics and parties).

This was typified by, for example, US Neo-Con Victoria Nuland’s support for neo-Nazi nationalists in Ukraine and her taped call (in 2014) – relating to that very subject – in which she was recorded saying “Fuck the EU”.

Here is the Leaked Phone Call of Victoria Nuland.

Nuland’s former boss is Iraq war criminal and architect Dick Cheney, and her husband is the Zionist/Neo-Con godfather Robert Kagan. Kagan was the co-founder of the 9/11-centered ‘Project For the New American Century‘ (PNAC), which openly called for the “New Pearl Harbour” (9/11) to enable the bloodsoaked Neo-Con agenda in the Middle East.

Nuland’s husband, Kagan, also belongs to the foreign-policy think-tank the Brookings Institution – the same institution that drew up the policy plans for the invasion of Iraq, the war in Syria and the plan to invade Iran (that is currently playing out precisely in accordance with that Brookings Institution paper).

A reversion to nationalism and self-interest across the West also would create governments more naturally sympathetic to a right-wing nationalist government in Israel (the same government that the former Israeli PM warned about during its rise, as did Gerald Kaufman) and its actions.

At the same time, a continued demonisation of Muslims (accompanied by continuing false-flag events, some of which will continue to involve Mossad – and some of which may occur under Dyncorp control of US intelligence agencies if this recent claim is true) will continue to enhance sympathy for Israel and hostility towards the rest of the Middle East, perhaps increasing support for Zionist expansionism (based on the ‘Yinon Plan‘ – which Israeli dissident, Israel Shahak, translated in a booklet titled ‘The Zionist Plan for the Middle East’) and continued Neo-Con activity in the Middle East (centering now on a war with Iran).

Geert Wilders has already called for complete Israeli annexation of the West Bank, while Trump has previously expressed support for the Zionist claim to seize Jerusalem and make it the Israeli state capital and Jewish national capital – in keeping with Biblical Prophecy and evangelical Jewish/Christian ‘End Times’ agenda.

The underlying reason for the longstanding Zionist/nationalist agenda for occupying Jerusalem is to seize the Temple Mount and rebuild Solomon’s Temple – an event that relates to the coming of the Jewish Messiah (and for Christian Zionists, to the Second Coming of Christ).

For a good understanding of the true nature of this Zionist/Jewish/American agenda for the ‘Holy Land’, see Grace Halsell’s article here, or seek out his book “Forcing God’s Hand” which exposes the strange alliance between millions of American Christians who long for the ‘Rapture’ and ‘Armageddon’ and believe it all hinges on the land of Israel.

This is a whole other subject, which I will avoid here – but the main problem with this idea of rebuilding Solomon’s Temple is of course that it will require the demolition of the Al-Aqsa mosque – an act that will quite certainly set off a religious/sectarian conflict like nothing seen in recent centuries (quite literally ‘Armageddon’).

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Victoria Clark’s 2007 book, Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism, is also a good resource for understanding the apocalyptic/religious dynamics of the Zionist/US alliance in regard to the Holy Land. Again, in this context, we should remind ourselves that President Trump (backed by the Zionist propagandist Steve Bannon) did express his support for Jerusalem being seized and made the Israeli capital, while Geert Wilders has, as mentioned before, called for Israel to do the same and to completely annex the West Bank.

Interestingly, the right-wing nationalists in Israel have sought annexation of Jerusalem for a long time – along with seizure of the Temple Mount; but have never been in a position to do so, due to international opposition (as well as domestic opposition within Israel) and the political make-up of (1) a Western world-order mostly dominated by liberal political parties that, despite their general support for Israel as a state, would not support forceful annexation of Jerusalem, and (2) an Arab world dominated by strong, independent states and leaders who (until relatively recently) generally supported the Palestinians and were a threat to Israeli military ambitions.

More interestingly, Neo-Con-led geopolitics from the PNAC-orchestrated 9/11 onward have already ensured that, of the key regional states that might’ve intervened militarily against Israel in the event of full annexation of the Holy Land (or whose military power and strong, independent nature might’ve acted as a deterrent) – specifically Baathist Syria, Baathist Iraq, Gaddafi-era Libya, and Lebanon and Iran – are no longer in a position to do so. Libya, Iraq and Syria, for obvious reasons: but Lebanon is now too weak and unstable to act, which leaves only Iran (as Jordan is too loyal an ally to the US for reasons of simple self-preservation); but Iran is clearly being targeted by ongoing Neo-Con policy being taken up by the Trump administration.

The accusation also persists from many that agencies in Israel have been among those covertly supporting ‘Islamic State’ militants (for the purposes of weakening and Balkanising Syria, Iraq and surrounding nations) and overtly supporting anti-government jihadists in Syria – the former claim being made also by the same former Pentagon official who leaked the Rumsfeld/Neo-Con ‘hit-list’ of seven countries that the US would topple after 9/11.

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Verifiable information concerning Israeli involvement in ‘ISIS’ (or the widespread claim that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a Mossad agent) is tricky: and so I’m not going to state here that Israeli agencies have been involved in ISIS.

However, it is known that Israel has logistically and medically given support to Al-Qaeda-aligned jihadists in Syria. And it is always very curious when stories emerge like this one, indicating that ‘ISIS’ fighters have been executing Palestinian refugees and threatening death to anyone seen raising the Palestinian flag in a Syrian refugee camp.

*It is quite possible that the agenda that has been played out in the Middle East is part of the same agenda being sought now in Europe and the West* – or is at least related to it, including the creation of the refugee crisis via the Neo-Con/Zionist wars in the Mid-East being utilised to inflame Far-Right populism in the West via rising anti-immigrant sentiment. It’s a perfect circle.

And, having helped reconfigure the Middle East (via US-led Neo-Con/PNAC activity) to weaken or remove pro-Palestinian governments or Israel’s regional rivals (with only Iran remaining), is the plan now to remove or weaken Western and European governments or states that have expressed positions deemed to be not in Israel’s best interests by the Zionist nationalists?

This could all be seen either as deliberate design or alternatively as a perfect storm that just happens to have proven extremely useful and timely. What clearly is by design, however, is that the same “extremists” in Israel that Gerald Kaufman warned about in 2009 have been grooming operatives like Geert Wilders, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon to service their agendas abroad.

There is only one suitable term for what this therefore amounts to – it is International Zionism.

Indeed, if the extreme right-wing government in Israel is in deep alliance with extreme-right parties and figures across the Western world, the fact that most of those parties are thought of as being ‘anti-Semitic’ (and some of them are) makes it a stroke of genius –  because it throws even those few observers who would be willing to criticise Israel completely off the scent. “No, surely not,” they say, “Israel would never support anti-Semitic, Far-Right organisations…”

But that’s the trick: let everyone obsess over alleged Russian support for Le Pen, Trump or other nationalist parties in the West and no one will talk about Israel.

A reminder then of the Jerusalem Post article from 2015: ‘A FAR-RIGHT, PRO-ISRAEL FRANCE? EXPERT SAYS THIS IS WHERE ALL OF EUROPE IS HEADING…’

A reminder too of Yaron London, an Israeli journalist, who wrote simply that ‘a worldview which supports white supremacy matches our government’s interests.’

And a reminder of what former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said about the “seeds of fascism” in the “hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements.” And a reminder that he also said, “And it’s just the beginning.”

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The DYNCORP Rabbit-Hole: Child-Trafficking, Black Ops, ‘Pizza-Gate’ & More

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A week ago, I relayed the report, via the Times of Israel, that President Trump was seeking Stephen Feinberg – CEO of the private security firm (mercenary group), DYNCORP – to conduct an “audit” of American intelligence and security agencies.

I suggested that the Israeli billionaire’s enlistment by Trump for that purpose might essentially amount to a ‘coup’, with all American intelligence and security operations being controlled by a private entity with foreign/Israeli interests. I also suggested this might relate to the sudden resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

If this report is true and this move goes ahead, it is worth looking at precisely what DYNCORP is and what its track record consists of. If you’re not familiar with it, prepare to be very troubled.

Dyncorp appears, from all accounts, to be the absolute worst of the worst – a criminal, inhumane enterprise engaged in every kind of international crime you could think of: people trafficking, prostitution, organised child abuse, ‘rape tapes’, drug trafficking, covert ops, mercenary warfare, false-flag terrorism, the illegal/covert arms trade, and with its decrepit activities having taken place everywhere from Bosnia, Libya and Iraq and Yemen and right through to Pizza-Gate and Jeffrey Epstein.

I wrote, in this post about the recent raid in Yemen (in which an eight-year-old girl was shot in the neck and left to bleed to death), that the Trump administration was likely to seek a more ‘cut-throat’ style of foreign operations, particularly given the presence of Blackwater founder Erik Prince in the Trump camp: but if this report about Feinberg is true (Feinberg is already one of Trump’s key economic advisers too; and also has ties to Wall Street ‘Wolves’ like Madoff, Enron, etc), then it’s going to be much worse than I even suggested – because the CEO of DynCorp being given direct control of US intelligence and security agencies is going to mean a massive increase in false-flag terrorism, black ops, organised crime and generally horrendous operations: both in foreign and domestic terms.

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Depending on precisely what it is that might or might not be going on, it could all be steeply downhill from here.

My knowledge of Dyncorp has been limited: I knew of its bloody involvement in the Iraq War and I was familiar with the whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac’s extraordinary exposure of Dyncorp’s people-trafficking and sexual abuse operations.

In a damning 2003 paper, ‘Real Deal: CSC DynCorp & the Economics of Lawlessness’, Catherine Austin-Fitts analysed the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs having issued a $22 million contract to DynCorp Aerospace Operations (UK) Ltd to “re-establish police, justice and prison functions in post-conflict Iraq.”

WikiLeaks published cables exposing Dyncorp having earned $2 billion per year out of the decimation of Afghanistan and Iraq – it was also involved in a number of incidences of child trafficking.

The things that had already been exposed about DynCorp as far back as 2002 should’ve destroyed the firm already: but somehow they keep managing to be protected and then awarded big contracts.

We’re not just talking about an immensely corrupt organisation, but a criminal enterprise that knows virtually no bounds. In his book, Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire, Michael C. Ruppert covers how much DynCorp is embedded across the US military-industrial complex, the CIA, the State Department, etc. ‘So ubiquitous is DynCorp,‘ he wrote in 2013, ‘that we will see its hands all over the map in connection with 9/11 and the ruling of America. DynCorp is everywhere.’

DynCorp was connected with Hillary Clinton on account of being deeply embedded with the State Department, with both Clinton and the corporate-owned media maintaining cover ups to protect the corporation from exposure: for, among other things, the alleged child-trafficking. But it goes further back than Hillary, connecting with 9/11 and the Rumsfeld Pentagon, the Iran/Contra scandal and more.

In a lengthy article entitled Dirty Tricks, Inc.: The DynCorp Government Connection, Uri Dowbenko provides a great overview of how this entire operation works: “Using private companies for government work has been long exploited by the CIA and Pentagon, who like to use proxies, such as contractors or mercenaries to fight their covert wars. The benefits for federal agencies include ‘plausible deniability’ with respect to assassinations and drug trafficking, as well as the ability to bypass the Military Code of Honor and accords of the Geneva Convention. In other words, by privatizing ‘dirty tricks,’ a federal agency cannot be held liable…’

In that context, we might note that it was also widely reported recently that mercenaries from DynCorp have been entering Yemen to fight for the Saudi-led coalition: this being after fighters from the infamous Blackwater firm (and Blackwater is also tied to the Trump/Bannon administration) were defeated by the Houthi rebels; which, again, reinforces what I was saying in the Yemen post concerning the Trump administration’s probable ‘cut-throat’ approach, particularly if guided by Steve “Darkness is good” Bannon – and even more so if guided by Feinberg.

In addition to its involvement in foreign warfare and black ops, Dyncorp is credited with having been a major, central developer of what is now the mass surveillance state.

But beyond these areas of activity – which you might be inclined to regard as normal for a private military contractor tied to the CIA and the Pentagon – the area where the ubiquitous Dyncorp becomes even more disturbing concerns the longstanding evidence of human trafficking and organised sex abuse (including children).

Its activities of course span nations, continents and decades. In Afghanistan, for example, DynCorp, which was hired by the US to train Afghan police, was apparently caught supplying drugs and young boys for a sort of ‘sex party’.

What is absolutely crucial – and highly disturbing – viewing is this lecture from former Nebraska policewoman, Kathryn Bolkovac, who I referenced earlier. Bolkovac served as a U.N. peacekeeper, and in this talk she discusses how, in Sarajevo, she discovered military officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution, with links to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department – Dyncorp is central to her revelations.

Her talk here is long, but I highly recommend watching it and listening to her account.

The incredibly brave and moral Bolkovac was forced to flee the country in the dead of night, bringing the incriminating documents with her – with which she was able to win a lawsuit against Dyncorp, exposing their activities. Her story is recounted in the book The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice (which also was a 2009 film called The Whistleblower and starring Rachel Weisz).

In 2002, Kelly Patricia O’Meara wrote a stunning article about DynCorp for Insight Magazine, providing some sense of what goes on in the organisation. ‘Dyncorp forged documents, trafficked women, aided illegal cross-border transports and tipped off sex club owners about imminent raids.’ She covered the brave work of Kathryn Bolkovac, who had uncovered evidence “of girls being beaten and raped in bars by their pimps while peacekeepers stood and watched.” Even one UN policeman who was meant to be investigating the sex trade: “paid £700 to a bar owner for an underage girl who he kept captive in his apartment to use in his own prostitution racket.” Ultimately, the company fired the eight employees for their alleged involvement in sex trafficking and illegal arms deals.’

In the same article, O’Meara explained how “employees and supervisors from DynCorp were engaging in perverse, illegal and inhumane behavior [and] were purchasing illegal weapons, women, forged passports…’ and how a key whisteblower from Texas ‘witnessed co-workers and supervisors literally buying and selling women for their own personal enjoyment, and employees would brag about the various ages and talents of the individual slaves they had purchased.”

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And, again, Dyncorp also appears to be linked to Jeffrey Epstein and the alleged ‘Pizza-gate’ scandal; which, given its child-trafficking record, would seem to make some sense.

Concerning DynCorp’s activities in the illegal drugs trade, Robert Lawson’s DynCorp: Beyond the Rule of Law describes how DynCorp contract employees were caught smuggling heroin out of Colombia within the last decade. Further information linking DynCorp to the drugs trade can be sought out in articles by Jason Vest at The Nation.

This is all just scratching the surface here. As previously mentioned, DynCorp is also linked to the arms flow to ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq, and has been implicated in Benghazi (Libya).

In the US, George Webb has been researching and posting videos on DynCorp for some time. His series is thorough and detailed, well worth examining. I haven’t been able to get through all of it because there’s so much of it: but, among other things, he links Dyncorp not only to organised child trafficking, but organ harvesting operations (in Haiti and elsewhere). I cannot claim to know whether a lot of Webb’s information is correct or not – particularly as I haven’t been through all of his work – but the picture he paints is disturbing to say the least.

Webb, who, among other things, links DynCorp to the San Bernadino false-flag that the Trump/Bannon team has made so much capital out of, has also made a chilling prediction concerning civil unrest, killings and false-flags in the United States: “I’m willing to say today that it’s going to be DynCorp behind the mass shootings that you see in America. I’m going to tell you right now that there’s going to be a DynCorp person always involved in the pile of bodies. The other murders are just cover murders, but it’s going to be DynCorp…”

Webb could be wrong, of course: but read that quote again… and then go back to the report that the CEO of DynCorp is being enlisted by Trump to conduct an ‘audit’ of American intelligence and security agencies. And ask why Donald ‘Drain the Swamp’ Trump would seek out a US/Israeli billionaire CEO of a criminal enterprise to ‘audit’ American intelligence and security agencies and activities.

The answer – whatever it is – can’t be anything good.

Given the entire propaganda premise of his Breitbart-led campaign, Trump making a place for the CEO of Dyncorp in his White House makes absolutely no sense. It would, however, make sense – as I previously argued – if it is taken in conjunction with the fact that Feinberg is a close friend of Steve Bannon’s, that both Feinberg and Bannon are Zionist operatives and that Trump appears to have a fondness for both DynCorp and Blackwater.

Webb also claims that DynCorp is running Fusion Centers. The Fusion Centers – investigated by a number of researchers, including Jesse Ventura – were set up across the United States after 9/11 essentially to spy on citizens on a massive scale and which are believed by many to be the crucial part of a planned totalitarian state and Martial Law that 9/11, the Patriot Act and Homeland Security was always intended to lead to: and which will involve a massive crackdown on ‘terrorists’, dissent, protest groups, activists and Libertarians.

A constitutional and international lawyer told lawmakers that the United States should dismantle these state-run fusion centers and likened them to the Soviet Union’s KGB and East Germany’s Stasi.

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I’m not suggesting we can know for certain what is going on anymore (for one thing, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions seems to have just signed an executive order to prevent human trafficking – which makes the equation even more confusing).

But there also appears to be a lack of open discussion about Feinberg, along with a claim that various senior intelligence officials in the US are very concerned about the alleged appointment. I’m also not at all sure what the true story is concerning a woman named Monica Peterson, who George Webb also posted about – and who, allegedly, committed suicide while (allegedly) investigating child-trafficking in Haiti (though the conspiracy theories now have it that her death may have been faked, with some even claiming she didn’t exist).

Whatever you may or may not think of ‘conspiracy theorists’, George Webb’s claims or the ‘Pizza-Gate’ scandal, what is absolutely certain is that the likes of Kathryn Bolkovac and Catherine Austin-Fitts are utterly beyond reproach: and I again highly recommend watching Bolkovac’s talk or reading her book.

Her evidence alone should’ve meant the complete dismantling of Dyncorp long ago.

Catherine Austin-Fitts wrote back in 2003, ‘A year ago, I took stories about litigation involving sex slave trafficking by DynCorp personnel in Eastern Europe… Indeed, it was not long after that the State Department awarded DynCorp a contract to manage the information systems for embassies and consulates world wide — another plum award for a company that seems to have a hand in most of the most sensitive information systems in the world — at the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the CIA, the Air Force, the FBI, the Securities & Exchange Commission and even the New York Stock Exchange.’

‘If we are paying private corporations to collect highly sensitive data on all of us,’ she wrote, ‘it seems like DynCorp is always there.’

Well, yes, it looks like DynCorp is always there.

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‘Wolves of Wall Street in a Trumpster Paradise’

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By Dr. Leon Tressell

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 I recently spoke with Dr Leon Tressell, a historian of geopolitics and expert on the ‘bankster crime wave’. Instead of trying to summarise or repackage his material, I’ve decided – with his full permission – to fully reproduce the text of an article he recently published for SouthFront; it includes his interview with Helen Chaitman about the biggest recorded crime in Wall Street history, the role of JP Morgan in this, and what it tells us about the state of the American financial and political system.

The text below is all Leon Tressell’s writing, re-posted here with his permission.

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At his inauguration President Trump repeatedly promised the American people that power would be handed back to them. He attacked the so called Establishment which was blamed for so many of the problems facing ordinary Americans. The Washington swamp of corruption would be drained.

At the moment the world’s media are covering everything Trump does or says in great detail. However, few column inches are spent on the dire problems facing America that will undermine Trump’s presidency. Let us be clear, Trump’s presidency will fail to drain the swamp of corruption in American society and will fail to bring back millions of manufacturing jobs to rust belt towns.

Those of you with a memory longer than the average TV advert may recall how the mainstream media totally failed to warn the public about the approach of the 2008-9 recession. In 2007 we were subjected to media eulogies about booming stock/ housing markets which were evidence of how capitalism had overcome the boom-bust cycle.

The well documented collapse of the U.S. property and stock market bubbles, that spread like contagion through the global economy, was caused by the rampant criminality on Wall Street. This criminality led to the unprecedented intervention of the U.S. Congress which was blackmailed into passing the TARP act that bailed out Wall Street to the tune of $750billion.

In 2008 Congress was told by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson that unless Congress bailed out the Wall Street banks then the U.S. economy would suffer a 1930s style collapse as the banks were too systemically important to the economy. A new term entered the public domain the too big to fail bank.

Since 2008 global capitalism has enjoyed mild growth driven by China’s gigantic infrastructure boom. This sub-standard growth has been hindered by the rampant criminality of too big to fail banks across the world.

Financial commentator Max Kaiser has hammered home the point time and time again that financial fraud has become the modus operandi of the too big to fail banks. The too big to fail banks are acting like parasitical vampires upon the world economy sucking out huge amounts of wealth to the detriment of the real economy and the livelihoods of the rest of the population.

In 2016 the huge fraud committed by Wells Fargo in the U.S. came to light as has Bank of America admitting it misused customers’ cash. These acts of fraud are dwarfed by the villainous activities of America’s largest banks Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

JP Morgan has paid over $32 billion in fines for its infringements of banking regulations since 2008 which is chickenfeed against its $110 billion in profits over the same period. One of its most iniquitous acts was its alleged collusion with the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme that robbed $64 billion from thousands of investors.

Not once has its nefarious activities been met with the threat of a criminal prosecution. Indeed its CEO Jamie Dimon was one of President’s Obama’s favourite bankers, having been given a pair of Presidential cuff links, in recognition of his vital services to the U.S. economy.

The mainstream media and the corporate politicians in the U.S. Congress have given JP Morgan and the rest of Wall Street’s too big to fail banks a free pass and ignored their criminal activities.

American capitalism increasingly resembles a Third World failed state where the rule of law has effectively broken down and the one per cent can do whatever they like.

However, while crony capitalism runs rampant all over a beleaguered population the last year has seen increasing anger at the untrammelled law breaking of Wall Street and its bought and sold politicians in Congress. This anger led to the huge swell of support for Bernie Sanders and was reflected in the support for Trump’s demagogic promises of dealing with hedge fund tax evasion and an end to bank bail outs.

Large sections of the American population are fed up, angry, alienated and mad as hell with a society which allows the richest one per cent to break the law with impunity. This is against a backdrop of falling living standards, increasing job insecurity, hideously expensive medical care/no medical cover and a society that is drowning in a sea of debt.

Despite all of the hot air against Wall Street spouted by Trump and Democrats such as Sanders there has been relatively little resistance to the too big to fail banks. However, one example of such resistance is a couple of brave lawyers who have written a damning indictment of America’s biggest bank JP Morgan. Their book documents in forensic detail its rampant criminality. JP Madoff by Helen Chaitman and Lance Gotthoffer claims that America’s biggest bank helped facilitate the biggest white collar fraud in U.S. history with its active involvement in Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme.

Helen Chaitman has a long track record of taking on Wall Street. She is a nationally recognized litigator and was the lead attorney representing 1,600 victims of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scam. In May of 2016 she represented former customers of JP Morgan who claimed the bank had actively colluded with Madoff’s ponzi scheme. Not surprisingly, the judge dismissed the lawsuit saying the bank had been,”negligent, not fraudulent’‘ in their dealings with Bernie Madoff.

The book and the website of the same name expose the activities of JP Morgan in great detail. They lead the reader to a very definite conclusion: criminal fraud is the daily business practice of the too big to fail banks who will not stop until they are prosecuted and broken up.

Don’t hold your breath on a Trump presidency taking on his buddies from Wall Street. His cabinet is the richest in US history made up as it is of individuals whose estimated net worth ranges from $6 to $14 billion. As US Representative Mark Pocan has noted, Trump’s first 17 picks for his cabinet, ”have a net worth of more than a third of America.”

Even worse is how that well known bankster outfit Goldman Sachs has managed to become deeply embedded in Trump’s new government with 6 of its alumni being appointed to Trump’s administration. These include such indefatigable defenders of the poor like Steve Mnuchin whose hedge fund Dune Capital Management threw many heavily indebted mortgage holders out of their homes. Maybe we should take heart for the great unwashed from the appointment of Gary Cohn former Goldman Co-President who marketed $57 billion in risky sub prime mortgages without telling investors he was betting against the housing market for which Goldman paid a mere $500 fine. Meanwhile, it did nothing to help the millions of Americans who became homeless because of the sub prime fraud committed by Wall Street.

Trump’s billionaire cabinet will ensure that rampant criminality by Wall Street and its destructive effect upon the middle and working class will continue unabated.

Trump is taking advice from Jamie Dimon on how to gut the Dodd-Frank Act which instituted limited protections for taxpayers and consumers from abusive financial services and practices. It represents an attempt to eventually turn the clock back to before Roosevelt’s introduction of the Glass-Steagall banking act leaving the too big to fail banks with no legal limitations upon their predatory activities.

Former Goldman managing-director Nomi Prins, now an outspoken critic of Wall Street, has prophetically warned:

”Whether you’re gearing up for the revolution or waiting for his next tweet to drop, rest assured that, in the years to come, the ideology that matters most won’t be that of the “forgotten” Americans of his Inaugural Address. It will be that of Goldman Sachs and it will dominate the US economy and, by extension, the global one.”

Only an internal revolt of the American population will bring to an end the tyranny of Wall Street. Let us not forget that Wall Street is a key pillar of the American Empire whose decline is leading to death and destruction all over the globe as it tries to cling on to its economic and military dominance of the planet.

Ordinary people fighting back against Trump’s oligarchy can draw inspiration from opponents of Wall Street such as Helen Chaitman. I spoke with Helen Chaitman about the biggest recorded crime in Wall Street history, the role of JP Morgan in this, and what it tells us about the state of the American financial and political system.

On your website JP Madoff you state that Bernie Madoff committed one of the biggest financial crimes in history when he stole $64 billion from thousands of innocent people. Can you briefly explain how the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme worked?

Madoff was an SEC-regulated broker/dealer from 1960 on. His business operated as a sole proprietorship and had three aspects: proprietary trading, market making, and investment advisory. In January 2001, he began operating as Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. He built up his firm until he had approximately 200 employees of whom 188 worked in the legitimate proprietary trading and market making operations and about 12 worked in the fraudulent investment advisory business. Madoff was very highly regarded on Wall Street: he was the President of the NASDAQ; he had been very innovative in computerizing his office; he had a huge market making business which executed trades for most of the major Wall Street firms. There were times when Madoff executed trades equal to 10% of the daily volume on the NY Stock Exchange.

We don’t have all the facts on this but Madoff claims that, in the early 1990’s, he began defrauding his investment advisory customers by not purchasing securities for them. He had a small group of people who sat in a room and just made up the statements after the fact. Madoff’s investment advisory business was originally just servicing New York/Palm Beach investors but, I believe in the mid-1990’s, he began attracting feeder funds and then international feeder funds.

The fraudulent investment advisory business was operated out of the 17th floor of the office building in Manhattan where Madoff had his offices. The legitimate trading groups were on different floors and people were not allowed to come to the 17th floor unless they had special passes. In 2008, with the collapse of Bear Stearns, Madoff was getting huge calls for redemptions. I think he redeemed about $15 billion in 2008 and then, after Lehman collapsed, his firm collapsed. Had Lehman not collapsed, he probably would still be operating.

In your book JPMadoff you talk about the collusion of JP Morgan in Bernie Madoff’s criminal fraud. In your opinion how did JP Morgan help facilitate Madoff’s criminal ponzi scheme?

Madoff used Bank of New York for the proprietary trading and market making units. He used JPMC (previously Chemical) for the investment advisory business. Under the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, banks have an obligation (punishable by a felony conviction if they breach it) to monitor their customers’ accounts and to report any suspicious activity to the federal government.

Madoff was kicked out of Bankers Trust Company in the early 1990’s for doing illegal transactions and he went across the street to Chemical Bank and continued doing the same illegal transactions. Chemical (later merged into JPMorgan Chase) recognized that the transactions were illegal but instead of kicking Madoff out of the bank Chemical just made sure it was not losing money on the transactions. Chemical (and then JPMorgan Chase) knew that Madoff was an investment advisor; they could see, however, that he never purchased securities. He kept on deposit, just in the period from 2003 – 2007, $3 – $6 billion which JPMorgan Chase was free to use for its own purposes.

Since the 2008 economic crash central bankers across the world have made over 600 rate cuts and lent hundreds of billions to the big banks to keep them alive. What have the too big to fail banks done with the hundreds of billions of public money they have been given?

The Fed has loaned the major US banks trillions of dollars. They have not used this money to lend to small businesses; they have used this money to speculate and to develop criminal lines of business: like fixing LIBOR, fixing the foreign exchange rates, rigging the electricity market, rigging the gold and silver markets

Mainstream politicians and the corporate media lament so called ‘banker bashing’ yet are deafeningly silent whenever a new case of banker criminality comes to light. The recent admission by Deutsche Bank that it helped rig the gold and silver market along with other banks such as HSBC has been ignored by the mainstream media and our elected politicians.

Exactly. It’s like the Emperor’s new clothes. The major banks pay off the major media to look the other way and everyone makes believe it’s not happening.

Has criminal activity become the modus operandi of the too big to fail banks?

Of course it has. 20 of the largest banks conspired to fix LIBOR; several of the largest banks conspired to fix the foreign exchange rates; the banks routinely violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Jamie Dimon himself committed securities fraud with respect to the London Whale. The banks have proven that they will violate any law so long as they can make money by doing so.

If I walk into a supermarket and steal a bottle of water then chances are that I will be arrested and prosecuted. Why have none of the bankers who have stolen billions from customers, consumers, shareholders and their workers been prosecuted and put in jail?

Because the Wall Street firms make huge political contributions to presidential candidates. Obama probably owes his election to Wall Street contributions. Hence, he appointed Eric Holder whose mandate was not to prosecute a single criminal banker. In the face of undeniable crimes, Holder simply entered into settlements.

There is increasing evidence to support the view that the too big to fail banks have become like vampires on the world economy extracting wealth on a massive scale and doing precious little to support the real economy. The world economy is clearly slowing down as the incomes of most ordinary people are getting squeezed. In this situation what should governments do with the too big to fail banks?

They should be broken up into much smaller pieces; Glass Steagall should be reinstated so that the FDIC is not insuring customer deposits that are used by the banks to speculate in a heads-I-win/tails-you-lose situation. It is absolutely absurd that the federal government pours trillions of dollars of essentially free money into the mega banks which just use the money to speculate and commit massive criminal acts in the process.

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Bombs Bursting in Air: the Media’s Love Story in Syria

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By David Griscom | CounterPunch 

Gore Vidal called our country “the United States of Amnesia.” Not only is the American media forgetful they fight violently not to remember. Every day is a new day, every war a new war. As the bombs were launched cable TV bombarded us with uniform accounts: the bombings were “surgical,” “effective,” and “proportional.” Our media so obsessed with ‘fact-checking’ and ‘fake-news,’ didn’t wait to verify these accounts. They know their script; it is almost like they have been here before.

There was an eerie unity of opinion to the attack revealing that none of the pundits on CNN took seriously the consequences of unilateral action. Instead, former generals sat together and praised the effectiveness of the strikes unchallenged by the hosts, even though the strikes were ongoing, premature conclusions at best.  Leader of the resistance, Chuck Schumer, said the strikes were the right thing to do.” Nancy Pelosi joined the chorus adding, “Tonight’s strike in Syria appears to be a proportional response to the regime’s use of chemical weapons.” It seems Trump has proved his merit to the political and media elites, the praise reminiscent of the applause he received after he used a dead Navy Seal as political prop during his address to Congress.

Bombing and bravado are bipartisan. For all of the talk by Democrats about proportionality they don’t seem to understand it. Hillary Clinton yesterday called for airstrikes against Syrian airbases, beating Trump to it. When there is this much consensus in politics we should worry. Many on the left were chided for opposing Hillary Clinton because, “we agreed on 90% of the issues.” Apparently, being pro-war or anti-war is a trivial difference. By entertaining the Democrats long held desire to antagonize Russia and attack Syria, Trump has proven to the ruling class that he really is one of them and that US imperialism will not be interrupted. There seems to be much more that unites them than unites us. With Steve Bannon in seeming bad grace with Trump, it looks like the military has become ascendant.

Incredibly, the Russian conspiracy theorists refuse to put away their toys. Eric Boehlert of Media Matters crudely scribbled connections between Trump and Putin claiming that giving Russian troops warning of the incoming strike proves collusion. The attack, it seems, could only be justified if Russian blood was spilled. Only a Russian agent would avoid the killing of Russians: Putin’s sloppy work exposed! Not wanting to be softer than Trump, Fmr. Hilary Clinton advisor and “proud American” Peter Daou, declared that we must “use appropriate means” to stop “human rights violations across the globe.” Democrats against Trump want more not less.

There is romanticism behind the praise for Trump’s unilateral attack. The New York Times wrote a squishy titled piece, On Syria Attack, Trump’s Heart Came First,” (though they seem to have gotten cold feet and changed the title.) Brian Williams, with a sparkle in his eye, called the bombing, “beautiful.” Nothing inspires warms the heart of the media like 59 tomahawks. The war pornography continued late into the night on CNN, which covered the attack with a split screen of the missiles being fired one by one. I hope someone can get Brian Williams a copy.

What is terrifying about this class of pundits and politicians is not some conspiracy to unite the powerful, but that the powerful are genuine in their reactions. Shock and awe tactics, bright lights in the sky impress them. They willingly choose to forget history; in the exuberance announcing “this time we have got it right!” War after war begins with the confidence of the rich, and end in the suffering of the poor. Karl Marx wrote in the introduction to The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” As the punditry rails off support for yet another military occupation in the Middle East, you must forgive me if I have lost count.

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