NWO Enforcer: NATO Threatens WW III

 

The New World Order has been in place for centuries. Is it not time to start calling the NWO by another name? A descriptive term that encapsulates the essence of the beast would be a Nefarious Warrior Organism. Such a phrase strips away the ridiculous notion that there is any order in the malevolent organization of the parasitic global structure, based upon perpetual and permanent warfare. This depiction more closely resembles reality, even if the master mass media refuses to acknowledge How the World Really Works. Discard any condemnation that criticism of the established order rests upon conspiratorial fantasy or pre-medieval prejudices. Explaining away or ignoring basic human nature in a “PC” culture ultimately requires the adoption of a depraved Totalitarian Collectivism system.

Students of world affairs are not strangers to the practice of lies and deception. One of the grand daddies of the Nefarious Warrior Organism, and infamous war criminal, Henry Kissinger has a new book, World Order. An excerpt published in the Wall Street Journal, Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order, spews the same poppycock that underpins the destructive policies and practices that has the world ripe for an apocalyptic conflict, needed to rescue the banksters of international finance from their derivative Ponzi scheme.

“Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

The international order thus faces a paradox: Its prosperity is dependent on the success of globalization, but the process produces a political reaction that often works counter to its aspirations.”

  

How convenient to disregard the fact that incessant conflicts are direct results of policy maker schemes in Washington, London, Israel and the global sanctuaries and redoubts where the Mattoids reside. Policy objectives, invariably implemented with force, coercion and military carnage is the real reason why the NATO enforcement machine was not disbanded with the ending of the Cold War.

Over a decade ago the essay, NATO a Dinosaur Overdue for Extinction stated that national sovereignty of individual states was never an objective after the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Quite to the contrary, NATO’s expansion to accept the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009) as members illustrates that the purpose of NATO clearly has a focus on becoming the global police force for the NWO.

“If the breakdown in NATO is destined to avail an opportunity to curtail the Yankee Hyperpower, the alternative need not be the formation of another suspect alliance. It is not unpatriotic to advocate the wisdom in an America First policy. NATO doesn’t secure or advance our country, but only provides the military command and enforcement that imposes the will of global masters. Resistance and opposition against an independent EU rapid defense force, comes not from the nations of Europe, but from the elites that control the mechanisms of global power. NATO is one of their tools. Alliances are one of their methods. And suppression of viable self determination is their cherished goal.”

Seasoned observers of the backstabbing game of international intrigue must love the way that The State Department’s New World Order Agenda rears its ugly head with NeoCons running U.S. foreign policy.

“That esteem champion of national sovereignty, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, is hardly a protector of the duly elected Ukrainian government. Actively working to depose that regime for one acceptable to the EU/NATO system claims such actions as legal and sound policy, for the good of the Ukrainians. When Toby Gati, the former White House senior director for Russia, defended Nuland, the futility of a joint cooperative strategy exposes the reality of blowback to the EU.”

In order to understand the true nature of the psychopathic motives and vicious tactics that threaten a global conflagration, examine Victoria Nuland’s family ties: The Permanent Government in action. Kevin MacDonald dares reveals the family tree structure of the NeoCon clan of subversive fifth column infiltrators within our own government.

“Ethnic networking and ties cemented by marriage are on display in the flap over Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s phone conversation with Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. As VDARE’s Steve Sailer puts it, Nuland is a member of a talented, energetic [Jewish] family that is part of the Permanent Government of the United States.”

The expected result of such treachery is that the IMF and EU Capture of Ukraine becomes the spark that ignites a fuse set to explode into an intended Ukrainian civil war.

“It should be obvious that the recent putsch and regime change in the Ukraine inspired and backed by the U.S. shadow government, benefits the international banksters. For the average EU resident, only further economic displacement and diminished prospects can be expected from any inclusion of Ukraine into the EU dictatorial structure.”

Of course, the actual target, slated for removal is Vladimir Putin Nemesis of the New World Order. Russian defiance of the Nefarious Warrior Organism cannot stand.

“The context for any serious discussion on foreign affairs must start with the admission that the New World Order is the dominant controller of political power, especially in western countries. The NeoCon/NeoLib cabal dictates worldwide compliance. Nations conform to the financial supremacy of banksters, administered by handpicked political stooges. Global governance is the end game destined for all states. Individual nations slated for extinction are doomed as long as the NWO advances their worldwide imperium.”

The terror of descending into an abyss that triggers a nuclear World War III is actually a ruse. Such a holocaust will not happen by chance. Only when the transcendent Satanist elites have all their prey in the sights of their directed fallout, will the button be pushed.

China is certainly part of the NWO gang of comrades. The prospect for their involvement seems more likely than Russian recklessness. Ready for World War III with China?, has that old black magic of Kissinger come alive with the designated strategy intended to defeat America.

“China does not want an apocalyptic war with the United States. They are content to wage economic and financial warfare. Notwithstanding the trade dependency that the globalist cabal originated by the Nixon-Kissinger tools with the Red Communists, the authoritarian People’s Republic of China, are winning the financial battle.”

NATO’s belligerent and bellicose deployments around Russia are part of a plan to isolate, marginalize and shatter the economy and influence of Putin in the region. Neutering the Russian Bear facilitates the spread of central banking direction over the natural resources and across the time zones of this dissident former commie.

Since all obedient Marxists sing the song of the Internationale as they report to the gnomes of the Bank of International Settlement, do not be duped into thinking that NATO is a force for stability and legitimate defense. Involvements from Afghanistan to Kosovo or Iraq to Libya, demonstrates there are no short list deployments. The tentacles of drone assaults have nonconforming regimes posed for eventual collateral damage.

As the Nefarious Warrior Organism metastasizes, the cancer becomes terminal. Actually blowing up the planet risks the destruction of property. Just the risk of universal annihilation serves the extortionist better, by maintaining a campaign of everlasting fear. NATO becomes the strong-arm enforcer, wheeling brass knuckle punches, when tribute payments become late.

Killing hundreds of millions if not billions is far more efficient using germ warfare in a mutation of a designer pandemic. NATO’s intimidation best functions as a warning of potential incursion than an actual skirmish on a battlefield. The next arms race is to advance electronic countermeasures to protect the flow of debt collection. The NWO can encircle the few remaining enclaves of freedom, but rebel states confined to benign reservations, cannot expect much better.

Dread that World War III is on the horizon is most useful to the elites that play the puppeteer game of diversion and slide of hand. As independent countries fall into the cauldron of globalism stew, the only morsel that remains of the sweet taste of liberty resides in the memory recesses of the past.

The masters of global chaos, served well with the life work of Henry Kissinger and Zibigneiw Brzezinski, prosper on the suffering of the rest of humanity. Such megalomaniacs see the military-industrial-security complex as a continuum of a scorched earth campaign of Attila the Hun. Destruction and carnage reign, since the only empire that exists is the one that keeps the NWO elites in control.

America is long dead and the echoes of the past only serve as remembrance of the purported rendering of the NATO’s motto – ANIMUS IN CONSULENDO LIBER. Somehow, the translation, “Man’s mind ranges unrestrained in counsel”, seems only to apply inside the dementia of the Nefarious Warrior Organism.

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Israel’s Latest Land Grab

 

Stephen Lendman
RINF Alternative News

On Sunday, Israel’s Civil Administration announced confiscation of around 1,000 acres of privately owned Palestinian land.

It lawlessly declared it State Land. It’s to establish a Gva’ot settlement. It’s located south of Bethlehem. It’s in the Southern West Bank.

Peace Now calls itself “the leading voice of Israeli public pressure for peace.” It called Israel’s action “unprecedented.”

  

In 1984, Gva’ot was established as a military base. Earlier, Israel’s Housing Ministry planned to build 15,000 units. The idea was to establish a city in Gva’ot.

Smaller plans substituted. The new announcement expands Gva’ot. It’ll become a new settlement. It may connect to the Green Line.

Peace Now called Sunday’s announcement “proof (that) Netanyahu does not (want) a new ‘Diplomatic Horizon’ but” intends blocking Palestinian self-determination.

He and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon bear full responsibility for Sunday’s declaration. It “cannot pass without their approval,” said Peace Now.

By confiscating another 1,000 acres of privately owned Palestinian land, they “prove(d) again that violence delivers Israeli concessions while nonviolence results in settlement expansion(s).”

Peace Now official Hagit Ofran believes “Netanyahu will carry out a lot of expansion(s) because of the pressure he feels from his right wing and the feeling that the (Gaza) war did not end up with many successes.”

Confiscated land belongs to five Palestinian villages. They include Jaba, Surif, Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin. They lie between the Etzion settlement bloc and Jerusalem.

At issue is connecting Etzion to Jerusalem and its surrounding area. Last year, Israel sought bids for 1,000 housing units on the site.

Over 500 are being built. Ten families reside on the site. Many more will follow.

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh urged Israel to cancel the takeover. “This decision will only inflame the situation after the war in Gaza,” he said.

Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi called Sunday’s announcement a “deliberate intent to wipe out any Palestinian presence on the land and to willfully impose a de facto one-state solution.”

Since mid-June, Israel announced nearly 1,500 new settlement units. They’re intended for about 6,000 West Bank settlers.

They’re generally built on hills. They’re located in and around Palestinian towns and villages.

They encircle them. They isolate them. They make a viable Palestinian state impossible.

Official Israeli policy goes all-out to prevent it. It intends confiscating all valued parts of Judea and Samaria.

It wants maximum Jews and minimum Arabs. It ignores international law in the process.

Fourth Geneva’s Article 49 prohibits occupying powers from transferring its citizens from its own territory to land it occupies.

Hague Regulations ban occupying powers from making permanent changes in occupied areas they control unless what’s done benefits the entire local population.

An exception is made in cases of verifiable military necessity. None exists in this case.

Establishing settlements violate fundamental Palestinian rights. They’re enshrined in international human rights law.

Settlements prevent self-determination. They deny equality. They block free movement. They benefit the occupying power at the expense of the local population.

By legal, military and administrative means, Israel prohibits Palestinian construction and development on about 40% of West Bank land.

It includes about 70% of Area C where Israel maintains full control.

Off-limit areas include:

settlements and regional councils;

state land;

closed military zones;

nature reserves;

national parks;

area for Israel’s Separation Wall;

free-firing zones;

commercial locations;

no-go areas;

Jews-only roads;

checkpoints;

other barriers; and other exclusively Jewish areas.

Since 1967, Israel established 125 West Bank settlements, 100 outposts, and 12 neighborhoods.

Settler enclaves were built in East Jerusalem areas. They include the Old City’s Muslim Quarter, Silwan, Sheikh Jarrach, Mount of Olives, Ras al-Amud, Abu Dis, and Jabal al-Mukabber.

In 2005, 16 Gaza settlements were dismantled as part of Israel’s disengagement plan. Residents were shifted to other settlement locations.

Occupied Palestine reflects militarized colonization and discriminatory apartheid. It’s worse than what South Africa experienced. Separate and unequal is official Israeli policy.

Civil law governs settlers. Military orders deprive Palestinians of all fundamental rights. They have no control over their daily lives. Their land is systematically stolen.

Since Oslo, settler population tripled from around 200,000 in 1993 to about 600,000 today.

It’s growing exponentially. It’s on stolen Palestinian land. It doesn’t matter. Israel operates unaccountably.

Palestinian rights don’t matter. They’re denied free expression and movement. Their homes are bulldozed and destroyed. They’re uprooted and displaced.

They’re forbidden from returning to land once theirs. They’re denied redress.

West Bank reconfiguration plans intend to isolate them in ghettoized bantustans. Sovereign viability is impossible.

Two states once were possible. No longer. Israel controls around 60% of the West Bank.

It has much of East Jerusalem. More is added daily. When completed, Israel’s Annexation Wall will control over 10% of Palestine.

One state comprised of Israel and Occupied Palestine alone works now. Nothing else is viable.

Conditions for Palestinians are intolerable. Occupation, land theft, dispossessions, inequality, a permanent non-Jewish underclass, instability, and conflict reflect daily life.

Peace, equity and justice remain pure fantasy. Permanent militarized occupation is official Israeli policy.

From 1967 to 1977, around 30 settlements were established. They were mainly in Jordan Valley locations. Population numbered about 5,000.

Under Prime Minister Menachem Begin (1977 – 1983), things changed dramatically. A new pattern emerged.

Heartland/central ridge West Bank settlements were established. Construction tempo increased.

Dozens of new settlements were added. Increasing amounts of Palestinian land were stolen.

Construction today continues unabated. Palestinians are driven from their own land.

What they most value is being systematically confiscated. Self-determination remains a distant dream.

Separately, Netanyahu appeared on three Israeli television networks over the weekend. He defended the indefensible.

He called Operation Protective Edge successful. Palestinians must choose between “Hamas or peace.” Toppling Hamas remains an option, he said.

“I never removed the goal of toppling Hamas, and I am not doing that now,” he stressed.

“When I look around and see al-Qaida on the (Israeli/Syrian border), ISIS moving toward Jordan and already in Lebanon, with Hezbollah there already, supported by Iran, I defined the goal in the cabinet of delivering a hard blow to Hamas, and we did that.”

“I can not rule out the occupation of Gaza,” he added. “I don’t know if we will get to that.”

“I thought the best thing is to crush (Hamas). It might be that they are still there, but they are crushed, isolated and unable to smuggle in arms.”

“I think that creates a chance for prolonged quiet, but if not, I won’t bear a drizzle of rockets.”

Netanyahu left unexplained they’re virtually never preemptive. They follow Israeli aggression in self-defense.

It doesn’t matter. Palestinians are blamed for Israeli crimes. They repeat multiple times daily.

Western media ignore them. israel operates extrajudicially with impunity.

During the late stages of Operation Protective Edge alone, Israel conducted dozens of military incursions into Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem communities.

Civilian homes were raided pre-dawn. They were ransacked. Families were terrorized.

Dozens of Palestinians were arrested despite having committed no crimes.

In August, nearly 600 West Bank and East Jerusalem Palestinians were arrested. The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) called what happened “the cruelest arrest operations launched since mid-June.”

Since July 12, Israel kidnapped more than 2,000 Palestinians. They followed the killing of three settlers.

Despite no corroborating evidence, Israel automatically blamed Hamas. Mass West Bank and East Jerusalem arrests followed. So did Operation Protective Edge.

Collective punishment is official Israeli policy. The Hague Regulations, Geneva III, Geneva IV, Additional Protocols I and II as well as other international laws strictly prohibit it.

It doesn’t matter. Israeli accountability never follows.

Around 7,000 Palestinians languish in Israel’s gulag. It’s one of the world’s worst. The vast majority are political prisoners.

They include around 250 children and 19 women. Nearly 500 are serving life terms for wanting to live free on their own land in their own country.

Around 500 others are administratively detained without charges or trial. Six former Palestinian ministers are imprisoned. So are 36 legislators for belonging to the wrong political parties.

Healthcare provided Palestinian prisoners is deplorable. Around 1,500 suffer from serious illnesses and diseases.

They include cancer, heart disease, liver ailments and paralysis. Since 1967, 205 Palestinian prisoners died from torture, medical neglect, or cold-blooded murder.

Dozens more more died shortly after release. They did so from illnesses contracted in prison.

It bears repeating what other articles stressed. Israel is a lawless rogue terror state. Decades of Palestinian suffering attest to its brutality.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached atlendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

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Putin’s leadership qualities outshine Obama’s

It’s no accident of fate that President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating hovers around 87 percent as opposed to President Obama’s which is at an all-time low of 34 percent, according to a recent Franklin and Marshall poll, while a mere 36 percent of Americans back his foreign policy. Those heady days when the Obama received rock star welcomes in Berlin and Cairo with his message “Yes, we can” have faded into distant memory. The fact is he couldn’t and he didn’t. With the world beset by crises in Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Ukraine, the so-called leader of the free world took off on vacation and was pictured grinning on a golf course even as the FBI warned that ISIS posed a serious home-grown threat.

As one analyst put it, his legacy will be “a nation in retreat;” his political foes rightly accuse him of leading from behind. Obama has singlehandedly removed the word “super” from the superpower. Obama’s counterparts in Europe are faring little better in the approval stakes with the exception of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel; at least one, the French President Francois Hollande, is hobbling along with a 17 percent job approval.

Putin is seen as has having his allies’ back. He stands with his friends and when he takes a decision

Khalaf Ahmad al-Habtoor

These percentages tell us that a leader requires more than a glib turn of phrase, a Hollywood smile and a bespoke tailored suit to be effective. Charisma may help win elections but the public soon sees through the façade and demands tangible results. Neither Putin nor Merkel can claim natural charisma; he’s cool and dour and portrays unfashionable machismo; she’s frumpy, unflappable and no-nonsense. Yet, they have won respect for doing what they say, for standing strong for what they believe.

Standing with allies

Putin is seen as has having his allies’ back. He stands with his friends and when he takes a decision, he sticks with it whatever obstacles are strewn in his path. Those are admirable qualities in anyone, but essential in a successful leader.

Just in case you imagine I’m a paid up member of the Vladimir Putin fan club, I should set you right. As a man, I actively dislike him. He’s managed to collect a rogue’s gallery of allies who’ve greatly benefited from his military, diplomatic and economic largesse. Russia’s protection of the monstrous Syrian dictator, Bashar Al Assad, directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of over 140,000 of his own people, is chilling. Humanity can never forgive Assad for his crimes, committed not only with Putin’s approval but also Russian-made weaponry. Moreover, Putin’s allegiance with the Islamic Reupublic of Iran that presents one of the greatest dangers to the region via its proxies and its divisive ideological dissemination igniting sectarian conflicts in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain, is nothing short of contemptible.

Putin’s loyalties are misplaced. He’s guilty of prioritising national interests and a geopolitical power play over ethics and morality. That said Obama is guilty of choosing the side of right only to let his friends down time and time again because he lacks the courage of his convictions.

The U.S. president abandoned the Free Syrian Army; firstly by ignoring its appeals for heavy weapons and secondly by withdrawing his stated commitment to order strikes on the Syrian regime’s military facilities. He turned a deaf ear to appeals from the Iraqi government a year ago for assistance in thwarting the threat from ISIS, which is currently gaining ground, attracting new recruits and presenting a risk to the security of Western capitals. And how did he react to Israel’s slaughter of 2,100 Palestinian civilians in Gaza? He reiterated time and time again that Israel has the right to defend itself. Furthermore, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi blamed Obama for turning his back on the Egyptians, adding, they won’t forget that. They didn’t. Egypt and Russia have held talks on military cooperation and have signed a $2 billion arms deal.

The do-nothing president?

Obama did nothing to counter Moscow’s annexation of Crimea except complain and, together with the EU, slap Russia with sanctions which have boomeranged to shoot European economies in the foot. Amid accusations that Russian troops have “invaded” eastern Ukraine to bolster the fighting power of pro-Russian rebels, the EU is mulling imposing more hard hitting anti-Russian sanctions, but as Vauhini Vara rightly points out in the New Yorker under the heading “Hurt Putin, Hurt Yourself” sanctions should hurt the sanctioned side more than they hurt those doing the sanctioning.

The article quotes the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Oran, admitting that sanctions have harmed the West more than they have hurt Russia. While Washington and Brussels discuss what further punishments to mete out to bring Putin into line, Moscow has banned agricultural imports from the West and wasted no time in finding eager new suppliers. And if the situation turns any nastier, Russia could turn off gas pipelines leaving Ukraine and parts of Europe shivering in the winter. As a side effect to this icy relationship, Moscow and Beijing have reaffirmed ties with a $ 400 billion deal for Russia to supply the world’s most populous nation with 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas annually, expected to flow in 2018.

Historically, sanctions rarely work. And given the Russian leader’s obstinacy, they won’t succeed in persuading him to alter course this time either. On the contrary, they are more likely to corner him into going for broke with a full-scale invasion of eastern Ukraine. In recent days, Putin has ominously highlighted the fact that Russia is a nuclear-armed nation. By contrast, Obama and his European counterparts look like children throwing hissy fits when a parent removes their toys. Indeed, they are worsening an already dangerous impasse by issuing personal insults, beefing up NATO forces in countries close to Russia’s borders and accepting, in principle, Kiev’s application to join NATO, which Putin has stated is a red line. Put simply, unless the West is willing to light a match on World War III, Obama and friends are virtually impotent to halt Putin in his tracks.

In short, were I forced to choose between the leadership skills of Putin, a man of his word, and Obama, who’s all words and no action, there’s no contest. In the unlikely event my path ever crosses with Putin’s, I would salute to him, saying, “I may not like you as a person and I don’t approve of your policies, but you have my appreciation for being a man of your word. You’ve taken some difficult decisions that only a leader who’s confident and strong can take and for that you’ve gained my respect.”

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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor is a prominent and highly respected citizen of the United Arab Emirates. A self-made man, he is Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group – one of the most successful conglomerates in the Gulf. Al Habtoor is known not only for his many business achievements but also his extensive knowledge of international political affairs; his philanthropic activity; his efforts to promote peace; and the fact that he has long acted as an unofficial ambassador for his country abroad. Writing extensively on both local and international politics, he publishes regular articles in the media and has released a number of books. Al Habtoor began his career as an employee of a local UAE construction firm and in 1970 established his own company, Al Habtoor Engineering. The UAE Federation, which united the seven emirates under the one flag for the first time, was founded in 1971 and this inspired him to undertake a series of innovative construction projects – all of which proved highly successful.

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Israel’s foundation in a ‘terroristic campaign of expulsion, ethnic cleansing and murder’ is the ‘deep wound in that part of the world’ — Sullivan

The original article can be found here:

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/foundation-terroristic-expulsion.html

Andrew Sullivan, credit StuckinCustoms, Flickr

One of the positive things about the Gaza onslaught is that it has revealed to reasonable Americans that Israel has no answer to its foundational problem– the question of Palestinian disenfranchisement– except killing and ethnically-cleansing Palestinians. And that the nihilism of that Israeli policy is longstanding: Gaza is filled with refugees from 1948 and their descendants.

Thus the current onslaught has broached a root-causes conversation: the wisdom or justice of establishing a Jewish state there in the first place.

Yesterday Andrew Sullivan posted a dialogue with Sam Harris in which Sullivan demolished Harris by repeatedly citing the injustice entailed in Israel’s creation: the terroristic expulsion and ethnic cleansing of the Nakba is “the deep wound in that part of the world,” “the most recent big event in the history of that part of the world – and the Palestinians had almost no say in any of it.”

Now Sullivan is a conservative who doesn’t want to upset a long-established order, which is to say, he’s for a two-state solution. But Sullivan’s comments on Zionist history are bracing and wonderful: 

[W]hen you say the Israelis only want to live in peace with their neighbors, is that why 1948 is regarded by any non-Israeli in the region as a “catastrophe”? Was that living in peace with their neighbors? That was a terroristic campaign of expulsion, of ethnic cleansing, and of mass murder. That’s how Israel was founded. And many of the people living in Gaza and on the West Bank are the descendants of refugees from that original act of ethnic cleansing. One problem of the debate in the U.S. is that this vital piece of context is so often removed, and so we have an utterly ahistorical understanding in which the motives of one side become unintelligible…

[T]he problem is that other people happened to live there already in the land assigned to newcomers – and they regarded their lives as ruined. They were the majority, and they were not Jewish. This is the most recent big event in the history of that part of the world – and the Palestinians had almost no say in any of it. So to claim that we just have to accept this as a given and that any complaints about the deep wound in that part of the world are somehow illegitimate or to be bracketed off from the core discussion seems to me to miss the whole point of the conflict….

It’s not simply a nice, peaceful country fighting forces of jihadist Islam. In fact, you can say that one of the major sources of jihadist Islam and anti-Western terrorism has been not just the founding of Israel, but its expansion and its constant presence in the lives of so many Arabs in the Middle East….

If I suddenly found that the south of England, where I grew up, had been occupied by the French through a war of conquest, and they were then populating England with French people dedicated to creating France in Britain, then I don’t think I would be some bigoted anti-Semite to be furious about the land that was taken from me. You don’t need anti-Semitism to explain why people would feel enraged about a hostile takeover of their own land. It’s such a canard to say that there’s something outrageous about being offended that you’ve been thrown out of your land, town, or home. And it’s made worse when even in the place left to you, you are then policed, monitored, harassed, and constantly controlled by an occupying force. This is an absolute recipe for disaster.

Yes, as John Judis informed us in Genesis, FDR and Harry Truman both said that establishing a Jewish state on Palestinian land would lead to World War 3.

I would contrast Sullivan’s straightforward insight about Zionism to the refrain we’ve heard in recent weeks about other root causes: radical Islam, French and English colonialism.

Fareed Zakaria has told Brooke Baldwin on CNN that ISIS in Iraq represents “the end of the multicultural Middle East:”

The Middle East actually used to be a place where Christians, Muslims, Jews for many, many centuries, Jews were very much part of our Arab countries. Baghdad was a third Jewish in the early 1940s. That’s over.

What you’re watching in Iraq is, first of all, remember, something like 600,000 Christians have already fled Iraq because of the Shiite sectarian government in place in Baghdad. 

Now what you’re witnessing is a kind of dramatic ramping up and horrific escalation of it. What you’re seeing in Syria is the Christians leaving, the Armenians, Druze, these ancient communities that are really in some cases Christians from the time of the Bible. They are all leaving. And they are going to have to find some safe havens. Iraqi Kurdistan is proving to be one of the great safe havens. Probably Lebanon will be the other. But all of these other countries you’re just seeing massive ethnic cleansing. 

Obviously ISIS is a scary player. But Zakaria could have mentioned Zionism’s role in that mess, couldn’t he? The emptying of Baghdad’s Jewish population, for instance, followed the establishment of a Jewish state, and was surely accelerated by Zionists.

Then there’s that other historical theme of a few weeks back: that the problems began with the secret Sykes Picot treaty of 1916. Dexter Filkins, Richard Engel and Brooke Gladstone all treated that colonial agreement to draw arbitrary national lines in the Middle East as a root cause of ethnic conflict in Iraq today. And of course it has a role; but they could also have mentioned England’s Balfour Declaration of 1917, to establish a Jewish national home in Palestine, which no Arab leaders wanted.

Finally, there’s Tom Friedman. “This isn’t Scandinavia,” he intoned solemnly– in explaining that Israel was justified in going crazy on Hamas in Gaza because Hamas is connected to jihadists across the Middle East.

Exactly: it’s not Scandinavia, Scott Roth said to me lately. It’s been carved up by colonial schemes for the last 100 years, and Zionism created a state in defiance of Arabs’ wishes.

When will Friedman turn his harsh light on Zionism? He grew up in the Zionist community. He was giving chalktalks on the Six Day War to his classmates in high school. Andrew Sullivan knows that this too is part of the problem, the Zionist inoculation in American Jewish identity:

I’m not that invested by my identity in any of this. I have been to Israel once and I have nothing but amazed admiration for what they’ve achieved and who they are and have incredible respect for their achievements. I really do…

But the thing that happens to me in this debate in America is that many of my Jewish friends cannot debate this, it seems to me, without extreme emotional investment in it, and that’s a very hard thing to deal with. It seems as if when you criticize Israel, every Jewish American takes it personally. That, I think, makes debate about this very tough. Do you not think that your being a Jew affects the way you talk about this thing?

Sam Harris says No. But I don’t believe him. It’s affected me and countless other Jews seeking awareness. It’s our gift and our struggle.

 

The original article can be found here:
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/4/disgraceful_criminal_act_israel_condemned_as

Monday, August 4, 2014

“Disgraceful,” “Criminal Act”: Israel Condemned as 10 Die in Another Strike on U.N. Shelter in Gaza 

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By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
 
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“There is no more just war than this one that our heroic sons are fighting.”
 
—Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
 
As the death toll in the latest episode of the ongoing Gaza genocide has exceeded 1,700, the United States once again has given carte blanche support to its Zionist ally.  Ignoring sharp condemnations by the United Nations Human Rights Council of “widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms” in Gaza, Washington is rearming Tel Aviv with weapons from its billion-dollar stash kept inside the Israeli entity.
 
Once again, the Zionist regime has launched a bloody assault on Gaza for the alleged purpose of defending “Israeli” citizens against a hostile entity, Hamas.  The excuse for the latest operation was the kidnapping of three teenagers, Gilad Sha’ar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah, which Netanyahu immediately blamed on Hamas, although the resistance movement apparently had nothing to do with it.  Nevertheless in a ten-day operation called Brother’s Keeper, Israeli occupation forces arrested approximately 800 Palestinians without charge or trial, killed nine civilians and raided nearly 1,300 residential, commercial and public buildings in the Occupied West Bank.  
 
According to journalist Max Blumenthal, the Zionist regime withheld information on the three murdered teens for two weeks deliberately to incite violence, racial tension and justify another military rampage against Gaza.  To squelch evidence that the kidnapped teenagers had been murdered by members of the Qawasmeh clan possibly as early as June 12, the Zionist security agency Shin Bet obtained a gag order, giving Netanyahu more time to build his case for another military campaign against Hamas.  When the bodies of the victims were finally found on June 30 by volunteers and not the Israeli occupation forces incidentally, Netanyahu immediately tweeted, “Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay.  May the memories of the 3 boys be blessed.”
 
As a result of Netanyahu’s fanning the flames of racial hatred over the slain Israeli teens, a Palestinian youth, Muhammad Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped and murdered by three Zionist lunatics in a revenge killing. According to the initial police report, the perpetrators had poured gasoline on him and burned him alive. The three main suspects, who have already confessed to the gruesome act, will likely plead temporary insanity, while three others associated with the same extremist cell already have been released.   And as if this weren’t enough grief for the victim’s family, Zionist police detained Muhammad’s American cousin, 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir, and beat him unmercifully, prompting calls from the Zionist-controlled Washington regime for an investigation into the incident.
 
Nevertheless, Netanyahu’s inflammatory strategy worked, allowing him to execute another bloody massacre on the Palestinians of Gaza, about whom he remarked, “They are not like us. We sanctify life, they sanctify death!”  However, the opposite would appear to be true judging by the number of vicious campaigns the Zionist regime has launched against the residents of besieged coastal enclave since Hamas took over the government in 2007.  First,  a battle for control of Gaza took place from June 7 to 15, 2007 between U.S.-supported forces aligned with Muhammad Dahlan, the former head of Gaza’s PA Preventative Security Service (PSS).  Then on September 19, the Zionist entity declared Gaza as “a hostile entity” in order to legitimize and escalate collective punishment operations by its occupation forces, which took the lives of 394 Palestinians that year.  
 
In 2008, Operation Hot Winter began on February 29 and by mid-year, 409 Palestinians had been killed. Later that same year, Operation Cast Lead began on December 27 and lasted until January 18, 2009, during which Zionist forces killed 1,417 Palestinians.  In 2010, 72 Gazans were killed Zionist forces  while in 2011, 112 more were killed despite the unofficial Tahdi’a (lull) agreement between Zionist occupation forces and Palestinian resistance groups.  In March 2012, the Zionist regime launched Operation Returning Echo killing 80 Palestinians, followed by Operation Pillar of Defense from November 14 to 21, which claimed the lives of another 171 Palestinians. 
 
By the end of 2013, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights had documented the killings of 7,032 Palestinians by occupation forces and illegal settlers since the outbreak of the second intifada in September 2000.  This number includes 1,328 children.  Additionally, the Israeli entity has established Access Restricted Areas (ARA) on the eastern and northern borders of Gaza, and along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Access to these vaguely defined buffer zones is prohibited to Gazans and enforced by live fire from trigger-happy Zionist troops, who add to the ever-increasing Palestinian death toll daily.  In spite of Zionist military officials’ claims that these areas are 300 meters wide, farmers attempting to tend to their crops as far away as 1,200 meters have been killed by snipers shooting from guard towers. 
 
The current terror campaign named Operation Protective Edge is the longest and bloodiest launched against Gaza so far. In addition to deploying banned depleted-uranium, white phosphorus and DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive) weapons that emit superheated micro-shrapnel,  the Zionist war machine has targeted al-Wafa Rehabilitation Center and Al Aqsa Hospital in Gaza.  Furthermore, according to UN reports, 79 health facilities and 133 schools have been either shelled or damaged during Zionist bombardments.  “None of this appears to me to be accidental,” declared UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on July 31. “There appears to be deliberate defiance of obligations that international law imposes on Israel.”
 
Besides bombing schools and hospitals, the Zionists have imposed a 7-year-long blockade on Gaza that has cut off food, medical supplies, and other essentials, thereby creating a humanitarian nightmare.  This closure of Gaza border crossings has restricted the number of trucks allowed entry into Gaza from 570 per day in 2007 to 160 per day on the average in 2013,  placing the Zionist blockade within the UN legal criteria for genocide as enumerated in General Assembly Resolution 260A (III) Article 2 dated December 9, 1948.  Even Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called Zionist aggression in Gaza a “genocide.”  Nevertheless, 90% of Israelis believe this genocide against Palestinians is justified.
 
According to Zionist logic, since all of Gaza’s 1.8 million Palestinians are human shields for Hamas, the solution to the “rocket problem” is to systematically destroy the 360 square-kilometer strip of land and to expect a world watching in horror to accept this genocide as mere collateral damage.  However, facts refute this warped logic, as well as Netanyahu’s “just war”:
 
1. The Israeli entity is an occupying power that denies Palestinians the right to self-govern and protect themselves, while simultaneously invoking its right to self-defense. 
2.  Despite removing 8,000 settlers and the military infrastructure, the Zionist entity has maintained effective control of Gaza and thus remains the occupying power as defined by Article 47 of the Hague Regulations.
3. Hamas has fired rockets in retaliation for Zionist aggressions, but had not fired any rockets in the year-and-a-half since Operation Pillar of Defense ended in a ceasefire, and has even has apprehended Fatah operatives firing rockets at the Israeli entity.
4.  The Zionist regime deliberately targets civilians and infrastructure, as Major General Gadi Eizenkot explained, “What happened in the Dahiya quarter of Beirut in 2006 will happen in every village from which Israel is fired on. … We will apply disproportionate force on it and cause great damage and destruction there.”
5. The Zionist entity–not Hamas–has systematically used Palestinians as human shields since the incursion into the West Bank in 2002, by tying young Palestinians onto the hoods of their vehicles or forcing them to go into homes in advance of search operations.
 
While the Zionists loudly shriek, “Stop the rockets,” Miko Peled, the son of an Israeli occupation force general, correctly points out that if the Zionists don’t like rockets, they should decolonize Palestine.  Meanwhile until the occupation ends, every Zionist strike on Hamas only results in further popular sympathy and support for the Islamic resistance movement.

 

August 18, 2014, 5:18 am

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Below is a list of living supercentenarians verified by an appropriate independent authority (all cases are verified by the GRG). There are currently 70 such individuals, of whom 65 are female and 5 are male.

 

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 4 March 2014 Place of residence
1 Misao Okawa[1] F 5 March 1898 115 years, 364 days Japan
2 Jeralean Talley[1] F 23 May 1899 114 years, 285 days United States
3 Susannah Mushatt Jones[1] F 6 July 1899 114 years, 241 days United States
4 Bernice Madigan[1] F 24 July 1899 114 years, 223 days United States
5 Emma Morano-Martinuzzi[1] F 29 November 1899 114 years, 95 days Italy
6 Anna Henderson[1] F 5 March 1900 113 years, 364 days United States
7 Antonia Gerena Rivera[1] F 19 May 1900 113 years, 289 days United States[a]
8 Ethel Lang[1] F 27 May 1900 113 years, 281 days United Kingdom
9 Nabi Tajima[1] F 4 August 1900 113 years, 212 days Japan
10 Blanche Cobb[1] F 8 September 1900 113 years, 177 days United States
11 Anna Stoehr[1] F 15 October 1900 113 years, 140 days United States
12 Goldie Steinberg[1] F 30 October 1900 113 years, 125 days United States[b]
13 Merle Barwis[1] F 23 December 1900 113 years, 71 days Canada[c]
14 Ora Holland[1] F 24 December 1900 113 years, 70 days United States
15 Opal Thompson[1] F 13 January 1901 113 years, 50 days United States
16 Kiyoko Ishiguro[1] F 4 March 1901 113 years, 0 days Japan
17 Dominga Velasco[1] F 12 May 1901 112 years, 296 days United States[d]
18 Edna Bowman[1] F 3 June 1901 112 years, 274 days United States
19 Olympe Amaury[1] F 19 June 1901 112 years, 258 days France
20 Ruby Clawson[1] F 15 July 1901 112 years, 232 days United States
21 Hanae Kimura[1] F 8 August 1901 112 years, 208 days Japan
22 Rosa Bandini-Alberghi[1] F 11 September 1901 112 years, 174 days Italy
Adéa Pellerin-Cormier[1] F 11 September 1901 112 years, 174 days Canada
24 Toshie Yorimitsu[1] F 30 September 1901 112 years, 155 days Japan
25 Eudoxie Baboul[1] F 1 October 1901 112 years, 154 days France
26 Matsuyo Kageyama[1] F 10 October 1901 112 years, 145 days Japan
27 Emma Otis[1] F 22 October 1901 112 years, 133 days United States
28 Tou Tajiri[1] F 23 October 1901 112 years, 132 days Japan
29 Esther Ecklund[1] F 28 October 1901 112 years, 127 days United States[e]
30 Ana Vela-Rubio[1] F 29 October 1901 112 years, 126 days Spain
Hana Shindo[1] F 29 October 1901 112 years, 126 days Japan
32 Jane Gray[1] F 1 December 1901 112 years, 93 days Australia[f]
33 Gertrud Henze[1] F 8 December 1901 112 years, 86 days Germany
34 María Concha Pérez-Cidad[1] F 9 December 1901 112 years, 85 days Spain
35 Bertha Harris[1] F 3 January 1902 112 years, 60 days United States
36 Mitsue Toyoda[1] F 15 February 1902 112 years, 17 days Japan
37 Kathleen Snavely[1] F 16 February 1902 112 years, 16 days United States[g]
38 Vi Robbins[1] F 28 February 1902 112 years, 4 days Australia
39 Sugino Tamai[1] F 9 March 1902 111 years, 360 days Japan
40 Kitsuyo Yamamoto[1] F 12 March 1902 111 years, 357 days Japan
41 Marguerite Conrad[1] F 15 March 1902 111 years, 354 days France
42 Marie-Josephine Gaudette[1] F 25 March 1902 111 years, 344 days Italy[h]
43 Yukie Hino[1] F 17 April 1902 111 years, 321 days Japan
44 Arturo Licata[1] M 2 May 1902 111 years, 306 days Italy
45 Fanny Godin[1] F 27 May 1902 111 years, 281 days Belgium
46 Giuseppina Projetto[1] F 30 May 1902 111 years, 278 days Italy
47 Sotomi Hara[1] F 7 June 1902 111 years, 270 days Japan
48 Tsuya Miura[1] F 24 July 1902 111 years, 223 days Japan
49 Yoneno Kouno[1] F 7 August 1902 111 years, 209 days Japan
50 Rosa Pesce[1] F 12 September 1902 111 years, 173 days Italy
51 Kiyo Oshiro[1] F 15 September 1902 111 years, 170 days Japan
52 Helen Wheat[1] F 16 September 1902 111 years, 169 days United States
53 Masa Iseri[1] F 19 September 1902 111 years, 166 days Japan
54 Dorothy Peel[1] F 28 September 1902 111 years, 157 days United Kingdom
55 Take Matsui[1] F 1 October 1902 111 years, 154 days Japan
Masayo Ito[1] F 1 October 1902 111 years, 154 days Japan
57 Florence Pittaway[1] F 15 October 1902 111 years, 140 days United Kingdom
Sute Sato[1] F 15 October 1902 111 years, 140 days Japan
59 Egbertje Leutscher-de Vries[1] F 22 October 1902 111 years, 133 days Netherlands
60 Adelaida González-Alonso[1] F 23 October 1902 111 years, 132 days Spain
61 Ida Schlesinger[1] F 7 November 1902 111 years, 117 days United States
62 Myrtle Clifton[1] F 19 November 1902 111 years, 105 days United States
63 Matsu Adachi[1] F 1 January 1903 111 years, 62 days Japan
64 Gladys Hooper[1] F 18 January 1903 111 years, 45 days United Kingdom
65 Alexander Imich[1] M 4 February 1903 111 years, 28 days United States[i]
66 Sakari Momoi[1] M 5 February 1903 111 years, 27 days Japan
67 Helen Lettinga[1] F 6 February 1903 111 years, 26 days United States
68 Yasutaro Koide[1] M 13 March 1903 110 years, 356 days Japan
69 Ethan Shelton[1] M 10 July 1903 110 years, 237 days United States
70 Aleksandra Dranka[2] F 3 October 1903 110 years, 152 days Poland[j]

a^ Gerena was born in Puerto Rico.
b^ Steinberg was born in Kishinev, which was then a part of the Russian Empire; it is now located in Moldova.
c^ Barwis was born in the United States.
d^ Velasco was born in Mexico.
e^ Ecklund was born in Sweden.
f^ Gray was born in the United Kingdom.
g^ Snavely was born in Ireland.
h^ Gaudette was born in the United States.
i^ Imich was born in Częstochowa, which was then a part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Poland.
j^ Dranka was born in Harklowa, which was then part of Austria-Hungary; it is presently located in Poland.

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On The Short List 

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George Gaynes (born George Jongejans; May 16, 1917)

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922)
 
Sir Roger George Moore, KBE (born 14 October 1927)
 
George Clifton James (born May 29, 1921)
 
Kirk Douglas [born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916]
 
Abraham Charles “Abe” Vigoda (born February 24, 1921)
 
Zsa Zsa Gabor [born Sári Gábor on February 6, 1917]
 
Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916)

Jerry Lewis [born Joseph (Jerome) Levitch on March 16, 1926]

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924)

Isaac Sidney “Sid” Caesar (born September 8, 1922)

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, CC (born December 13, 1929)

Sidney Poitier (born February 20, 1927)

Donald Jay “Don” Rickles (born May 8, 1926)

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, April 3, 1924)

Olivia Mary de Havilland (born 1 July 1916)

Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born 21 April 1926)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 10 June 1921)

Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born 16 October 1925)

Albert Francis “Al” Molinaro (born June 24, 1919)

Gina Lollobrigida ( born 4 July 1927)

Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921)

Maureen O’Hara (born 17 August 1920)

Guy Hamilton (born 16 September 1922)

Louis Jourdan (born 19 June 1921)

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (born May 12, 1925)

Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born October 18, 1926)

Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925)

Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925)

Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (/ˈɡɒf ˈwɪtləm/ born July 11, 1916)

George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924)

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (born 16 April 1927)

Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922)

George Robert “Bob” Newhart (born September 5, 1929)

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