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Clashes between Israel and Hezbollah and the “Iran-led Resistance Bloc”--
"The strategic equation in the Middle East is about to see major changes. It strongly appears that the Iranian-led Resistance Bloc or Axis of Resistance — comprised of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and a cross-section of Palestinian and Iraqi groups — is about to become more powerful than ever before. " - weareone
"Not only is the Resistance Bloc emerging more powerful, but Iran is becoming indispensable to the regional security architecture of everything east of Egypt in the Mashreq. The security and defensive forces in Syria and Iraq have become integrated with Tehran’s security architecture. Hezbollah has emerged stronger than ever too with a genuine regional reach and presence that extends... more... - weareone
"Israel is beginning to feel the pressure and has begun to show some signs of panic. When talking about Iranian influence in the Middle East, Israeli politicians and media reports claim that a third Arab capital—Sana—is now under Tehran’s control. Moreover, Tel Aviv has begun to rattle the cage as nuclear negotiations—and the undisclosed talks about non-nuclear issues— between the US and Iranian governments have been underway." - weareone
"The ball was been put back in Israel’s court by Hassan Nasrallah and Hezbollah through their counter-offensive, so to speak. Meanwhile the strategic equation and balance in the Middle East is changing to the benefit of Hezbollah and its allies in the Resistance Bloc. This is important subtext. These factors should not be forgotten when analyzing Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Capitol Hill and anything he says about Iran opening a «third front» on March 3, 2015." - weareone
Mideast states can establish security: Iran minister--
"Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli has dismissed foreign intervention in the Middle East, saying regional countries are capable of establishing lasting stability in the region." - weareone
"Terrorism, extremism and human trafficking are [among] the calamitous problems in the region which have emerged through the support the United States, the Israeli regime and some regional countries provide for extremist movements and deviant factions,” Rahmani-Fazli said in a meeting with Tajikistan's Interior Minister Major General Ramadan Rahimzadeh in Tehran on Thursday." - weareone
"The top Iranian official further said the measures taken by the foreign-backed terrorist groups have instigated instability, crises and insecurity in the region." - weareone
"He further noted that Tajikistan plans to expand its cooperation with other countries to counter drug smuggling, expressing hope that cooperation between Tehran, Dushanbe, Kabul and Islamabad can resolve the issue of drug trafficking." - weareone
How students are resisting efforts to normalize Israeli apartheid--
"SJP activists are facing new challenges. Under the guise of “faithwashing,” multiculturalism and “intellectual pluralism,” there has been a resurgence of “person-to-person” projects — dialogue groups that attempt to bring together not only Palestinians and Israelis, but now Palestine solidarity activists and pro-Israel advocates." - weareone
"Palestinian activists have shown that these projects function as normalization initiatives: activities that aim to create a facade of equality in order to obscure the disparities between Palestinians and Israelis. The attempt is to emphasize co-existence over resistance to Israeli oppression against the Palestinian people." - weareone
"I have created an infographic, posted below this article, to explain the importance of resisting normalization. This resistance focuses on power structures. It targets racist institutions." - weareone
"These initiatives, directly or indirectly, wrongfully alleviate the conscience of Jewish Israelis while forcing Palestinians into accepting their fate as a colonized people." - weareone
"Recently, we’ve observed the evolution of this tactic manifested in the form of the Muslim Leadership Initiative’s Israel junket, sponsored by an institute that works closely with the Israeli military and receives its funding from a collection of organizations who support anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States." - weareone
"By challenging normalization, we can understand that an oppressed and colonized people do not enjoy equality with their oppressors and colonizers. Any suggestion that they do is deceptive." - weareone
I'm not sure if this article has been posted already. My apology if it has. This tactic strikes me as just another treacherous attempt by zionists to create a moral equivalency where clearly none exists. - weareone
Wikipedia on co-option: "the process by which a group subsumes or assimilates a smaller or weaker group with related interests; or, similarly, the process by which one group gains converts from another group by attempting to replicate the aspects that they find appealing without adopting the full program or ideals." -- in other words, "normalization initiatives"? - Sean McBride
Yes, exactly--good point. Very similar to the co-optation / obfuscation strategy used on BDS by some who claim to be anti-zionists. As I stated in a comment on this article, my rule for engagement with any organization is that they must support all items on "The One State Declaration"--"a clear, compelling and moral vision of the destination"... more... - weareone
Minnesota activists demand state pull funds from Israel’s occupation--
"For nearly a decade, Palestine solidarity activists in Minnesota have been organizing and campaigning to have state funds pulled from millions of dollars worth of bonds invested in Israel’s occupation." - weareone
"We can estimate that since a percentage of Israel’s general treasury goes to illegal activities, every dollar that [Minnesota puts] into Israel’s general fund by purchasing these bonds contributes to those activities. That’s a violation of [the state’s] fiduciary duty to the pension plan holders and the retired state employees and the taxpayers of Minnesota,” he says. “That’s our key argument.” - weareone
"We argued that Minnesota was financially complicit in Israel’s human rights violations,” Benson says." - weareone
"“Which means that Minnesota, essentially, is being complicit in violating international law and human rights standards.” - weareone
"Sylvia Schwarz, a fellow campaigner with MN-BBC, told The Electronic Intifada that there are nearly eighty different Israel bonds held by municipalities and states around the country. “We thought that [the Israel bond] was a good target because everybody in the state is involved with their taxpayer money,” she explained." - weareone
Sounds like a great target. Every state should replicate this. - weareone
This is a strong argument: "We argued that Minnesota was financially complicit in Israel’s human rights violations -- which means that Minnesota, essentially, is being complicit in violating international law and human rights standards." - Sean McBride
Agree--I think this argument may have broad appeal, even for those who may not be very familiar with the history and details of the oppression. - weareone
Sean McBride
"As for the relationship to non-Jews – sure, some, like Cyrus or the “good” Pharoah are positively described, but only because they were ‘good for the jews”. It doesn’t change the fact that the bible in its entirety revolves around the jews and what’s good or bad for them. It is profoundly ethnocentric, parochial narcisistic, and often incredibly small-minded. But then again, I am sure you’ll be able to find “universalist” messages if you look hard enough with sufficiently rosy tinted glasses." - Sean McBride
lol.....good for Danaa,I am sick of the bible babble crap that goes on in I/P--- what we have is a cult ethnic mafia screwing Palestine, the US and everyone else..I dont care what they base their cult on or where it came from...just get rid of them. - American
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The Real Threat to Hillary Clinton: Jim Webb - (Jacob Heilbrunn) -
"The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be almost impossible to dislodge from the Democratic presidential nomination and that even if she does encounter some hiccups, they will come from her left flank on economic policy. But if Mrs. Clinton runs, she may face a serious and very different threat: her own foreign policy record. While she can pretty much split the difference with any primary opponents on economic policy, the divisions over foreign affairs could be a lot harder to paper over for Mrs. Clinton, who has been tacking to the right on Iran, Syria and Russia in anticipation of Republican assaults during the general election." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Mr. Webb’s attacks on free trade and economic elites, coupled with a call for America to come home again, might well prove a potent combination in the early primaries, attracting antiwar progressives as well as conservative-minded Southern white men whom he believes the party can win back. His credo is as simple as it is persuasive: Rather than squander its power and resources abroad, America should rebuild." - Sean McBride
"Mr. Webb, who prides himself on his Scotch-Irish ancestry, has long been something of a renegade, a persona that vividly manifested itself after Sept. 11, 2001, when he began denouncing what he saw as the transformation of the American presidency into a European-style monarchy that could capriciously pursue wars whenever and wherever it chose. Unlike Mrs. Clinton, who continues to... more... - Sean McBride
"In contrast to Mrs. Clinton, who has gotten into hot water for trying to retroactively amend her views and record, Mr. Webb did not arrive at these beliefs casually or opportunistically. As his recent memoir, “I Heard My Country Calling,” makes clear, his opposition to ventures abroad is as much viscerally emotional as intellectual. Growing up as a self-described military brat, he... more... - Sean McBride
It's annoying that NYT Picks is the default tab for comments since I go out of my way now not to open it. - Sean McBride
Among Readers' Picks one detects a generalized disgust for Hillary Clinton, which is precisely what one would expect. - Sean McBride
# the buzz on Hillary Clinton is nearly all bad 1. AIPAC tool 2. belligerent 3. blatting 4. bloodthirsty 5. boring 6. corrupt 7. crude 8. Haim Saban tool 9. mediocre 10. neocon 11. not very bright 12. past her shelf life 13. stale 14. tired 15. too old 16. Wall Street tool 17. warmonger - Sean McBride
The short version: Hillary Clinton is a tool of the Israeli government, Wall Street billionaires and the military-industrial-intelligence complex. She's George W. Bush in a pantsuit. - Sean McBride
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Rinsing Israel Out of Europe: The Zionistfrei Movement - WSJ (Brendan O'Neill) -
"In Britain, France, Spain and beyond, a drive to ban products from the Jewish state is picking up speed." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Good. BDS just the settlements isnt enough. - American
This will probably go global, if Israel continues on its current path -- or even a worse path. - Sean McBride
Israel has lost the public relations war in the West. - Sean McBride
We hope. - American
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Author Alison Weir to speak tonight on U.S.-Israel relations | Toledo Free Press -
Author Alison Weir to speak tonight on U.S.-Israel relations | Toledo Free Press
"Her book details how powerful politicians, businessmen, and lobby groups, some using covert means, succeeded in pushing the U.S. to support the creation of the state of Israel over the advice of top experts in the State Department, Pentagon, intelligence agencies and elsewhere, according to a news release. Weir writes that the movement for Israel (also known as the Israel lobby) has targeted virtually every significant sector of American society; also contends that the Israel lobby has dominated Congress for decades and has increasingly determined which candidates could become serious contenders for the U.S. presidency." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Taboo Topics and Jewish Lobby talk by Henry Herskovitz and Greg Felton:
"Henry Herskovitz addressed the Mideast Conflict Forum on September 20, 2014. After several visits to Palestine, Henry attempted to impart the harsh realities observed about Israel-Palestine to his Ann Arbor Jewish Community." - weareone
"Henry's unintended story, due to years of stonewalling, developed into one about Jewish Power. Henry shares his core discovery viz. Runaway Jewish Power - not Occupation or Zionism - vexes the globe. Henry Herskovitz urges everyone to expose Jewish Power in order to diminish it! Ann Arbor typifies dug-in DENIAL pervading Jewish Communities across America." - weareone
"Greg Felton spoke next at the Mideast Conflict Forum. Greg authored "The Host and the Parasite" and speaks on Israel-Palestine." - weareone
"Greg warned that LANGUAGE can be taken hostage and with it our thinking. He further ripped away religion from the troubles besetting the Mideast. It is Fascism coated with Chauvinism that accompanied Jewish émigrés to Palestine." - weareone
"Greg summarizes that shared values little exist with Israel. He analogizes a "master-slave" existing relationship. We can only escape if we "opt out" of any Zionist mindset. Our attention he directs to barcode 729 that identifies products of Israel. [ now changed to 871] Boycott he urges!" - weareone
From the video: "Zionism is the symptom, Jewish power is the disease." - weareone
Comment: "The highest form of freedom carries with it the greatest measure of discipline and humility. Freedom that comes from discipline and humility cannot be denied; unbridled licence is a sign of vulgarity, injurious alike to self and one's neighbors." Gandhi - weareone
Excellent video-about 30 min. - weareone
'' "Greg warned that LANGUAGE can be taken hostage')......Yep it has been. ...''liberal, colonialism , self determination, etc.'' ....all these red herring labels and descriptions within Zionism and Jewishness and Israel.....are just covers for what it really is----a Fascist like, Mafia like Cult of ethnic domination over others. That's all it is. A lot of 'Stepford- like minds will fall into the trap of discussing it under those red herring labels and explanations. - American
The reason I lose patience with the whole can of worms is this----->The ENTIRE operating platform of the tribe and zionism is built on one thing---the Jews as innocent victims. That the world of others has since the beginning of time always been wrong about and evil toward Jews and Jews since the beginning of time have always been totally innocent and benign toward the others world and... more... - American
To paint one's divinely chosen group as an eternally maligned victim in eternal conflict with "unchosen" peoples would arguably not be entirely sane. So from what sources might that belief arise? And why has that belief exerted such a powerful hold on the minds of so many people for so many centuries? - Sean McBride
The sources are definitely psychological, in my opinion -- we are looking at a strange phenomenon based on group psychology. Most people who hold these beliefs are unconscious of their own psychology -- they assume that they are grounded in reality. Ideology is not primary here -- ideology flows from psychology. And what is the source of persistent psychological archetypes? - Sean McBride
People who are unconscious of the psychological forces that are driving them are "underwater" -- in my lingo -- not fully conscious or self-aware. Their behavior is mechanical and robotic -- they are automatons. - Sean McBride
American -- where we are not fully in sync on these issues -- I have a high degree of tolerance for certain kinds of neurotic behavior -- they are often linked to and entangled with creative energy -- to civilization building. We are indeed a peculiar species. But some types of neurotic behavior could lead to the destruction of the human race. This stuff is complicated -- I don't see these issues in black and white terms. - Sean McBride
'' American -- where we are not fully in sync on these issues -- I have a high degree of tolerance for certain kinds of neurotic behavior -- they are often linked to and entangled with creative energy -- to civilization building.'''sean)........Its not complicated. The neurotic destructive behavior based on chosen and enemies by uber Jews is bad. The neurotic (obsessive- creative) behavior in pursuit of something like a Steve Jobs for instance is good or benign. - American
Good point -- group neuroticism -- channeled into warmaking against outgroups -- tends to be much more destructive than individual neuroticism channeled into creating great works. Steve Jobs was indeed a very different person than, say, Benjamin Netanyahu -- a much more valuable human being in the opinion of most of us. - Sean McBride
"Neuroticism is a long-term tendency to be in a negative emotional state. People with neuroticism tend to have more depressed moods - they suffer from feelings of guilt, envy, anger and anxiety, more frequently and more severely than other individuals. Neuroticism is the state of being neurotic." - Sean McBride
'' So from what sources might that belief arise? And why has that belief exerted such a powerful hold on the minds of so many people for so many centuries?''...sean )....They arose as I described. As Aztmon has described the same way , as Avigail has described as predating the holocaust and always within the tribe. And it has been passed down from generation to generation of Jews thru out the centuries. - American
What I am trying to figure out: is it primarily a cultural phenomenon or a biological (genetic) phenomenon? One often gets the vibe from messianic ethnic nationalists and xenophobes that they are suffering from a deep-rooted mental condition or disorder -- one possibly associated with genetic factors. If the condition is genetic, eventually we will be able to identify the genetic markers in a precise way. - Sean McBride
The topic of genetics and human behavior makes many people uncomfortable (in the past, ideological racists have exploited this domain) -- but the truth is, scientists are continuing to uncover a genetic basis for many important personality and psychological traits. This field is still in the process of being sorted out. - Sean McBride
'' is it primarily a cultural phenomenon or a biological (genetic) phenomenon? One often gets the vibe from messianic ethnic nationalists and xenophobes that they are suffering from a deep-rooted mental condition or disorder -- one possibly associated with genetic factors. If the condition is genetic, ''...sean)........It could be both. It is first cultural, thats how it begins. And as... more... - American
That sounds like a promising line of investigation and research -- something like that is probably in play. - Sean McBride
# some useful Google searches related to this topic: [Google; genetics *] 1. addiction 2. aggression 3. alcoholism 4. aptitude 5. arabs 6. aspergers 7. autism 8. character 9. crime 10. culture 11. disease 12. empathy 13. ethnicity 14. europeans 15. genius 16. intelligence 17. iq 18. irish 19. jews 20. mental disorders 21. personality 22. politics 23. prodigies 24. psychology 25. religion 26. schizophrenia 27. talent 28. talent math 29. talent music 30. temperament 31. tourette 32. violence 33. war - Sean McBride
Man is not different from animals in most regards. You can take a puppy or kitten away from its mother before it has even had a chance to be trained by its mother or observe her and it will still exhibit the traits of it parents. That is why horse and dog breeders often chose sires and dams with certain "temperamental traits". if a breeder wants a horse with a gentle or easy going... more... - American
Right -- clearly there is a strong genetic basis for traits of personality and temperament among many animal breeds. There are deviations within breeds -- but there is a strong overall pattern or trend. I love Ragdoll cats and Golden Retriever dogs -- mainly for their personality traits and temperament -- calm, kind, intelligent, empathetic. - Sean McBride
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# sort * by income from Israeli interests and policies for the past decade 1. American companies 2. American politicians 3. Americans
# sort * by funding of Israeli interests for the past decade 1. American billionaires 2. American companies 3. American government agencies 4. American organizations 5. Americans - Sean McBride
Graphing the data is easy; gathering, organizing and marking up the data is difficult. - Sean McBride
See what you can find on if non Jewish billionaires give money to the Lobby and Zios orgs or finance campaigns where they declare their funding is predicated on Israel support like Adelson. I've never heard of any. - American
Off the top of my head: Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump. Look into their contributions to FIDF (Friends of the IDF), for instance. Murdoch's entire media empire has been devoted to propagandizing the cause of Likud Zionism. - Sean McBride
Another way to frame these questions: how many billionaires worldwide are promoting ethnic or religious nationalist causes? Which ethnic or religious nationalist causes? Which billionaires? How many Jewish billionaires worldwide have been promoting Jewish ethnic and religious nationalism? Which billionaires? At what level of spending? - Sean McBride
set; donations by Jewish billionaires to pro-Israel ops worldwide (ops=people, organizations, projects, political parties, etc.) - Sean McBride
'' Off the top of my head: Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump"...Sean)....Actually Murdoch's mother, Elizabeth Greene was from an Orthodox Jewish Family according to a in depth profile and investigative piece done on Murdoch years ago by Vanity Fair. Rupert was screwed up from the beginning and caused all kinds of fall outs in the family--forced his brothers to sell out their share of... more... - American
If his mother was in fact Jewish, Rupert Murdoch is Jewish in the ethnic sense by any reasonable standard. News Corp. has always been a militantly pro-Zionist and Likud Zionist op -- thus the endless Islamophobic rants on Fox News and in the New York Post. - Sean McBride
Some other things the article said was that Eliz Greene Murdoch was a nice woman very into charity works and nothing like Rupert and was sicken by the division in the family he had caused. It said Rupert was the ugly duckling and runt of the family and had a combative nature even with his family. I think Murdoch may have joined the 'tough zio Jews crowd" more out of that personal runt inferiority complex and too the money and financing contacts it brought him---more than any ideology from his mother. - American
[Google; rupert murdoch mother jewish] - Sean McBride
# o; Rupert Murdoch; association; * 1. 9/11 exploitation 2. Australia 3. Bill O'Reilly 4. billionaires 5. Christian Zionists 6. Clash of Civilizations 7. Fox News 8. Glenn Beck 9. Global War on Terror 10. Iraq War 11. Islamophobia 12. Israel 13. Israel lobby 14. Jewish nationalism 15. John Bolton 16. Likud Zionism 17. media billionaires 18. Megyn Kelly 19. Mike Huckabee 20.... more... - Sean McBride
With Rupert Murdoch, it's all about Zionism and nothing but Zionism. - Sean McBride
Israel, the US Congress and treason...
"Question: What is a traitor? Answer: One who is not loyal to and betrays his or her own country. On that basis, and in the simple logic of commonsense, there is surely a strong case for saying that those men and women who are elected to the US Congress and put the interests of a foreign power (Israel) before those of their own country are traitors and, because they are endangering America’s own best interests by doing so, should be charged with treason. Unfortunately it’s not that simple because of Section 3 of Article 3 of the United States Constitution. It defines treason as specific actions, namely “levying War against [the people of the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” - weareone
"Strictly interpreted that seems to mean that those in Congress who do the Zionist lobby’s bidding and by doing so endanger America’s own best interests are protected and can’t be charged with treason because the foreign power they are assisting is not a declared enemy. (Some will no doubt say that Israel did levy war against America when it attacked the USS Liberty during the Six Days... more... - weareone
Our narrow definition of treason is so old it doesn't reflect the current realities --it needs to be expanded...but congress would have to do that and in doing it a number of politicians would open themselves to be indicted for treason.. - American
I agree. I'm with Hart until he says <<….. Is there not a case for saying that because those in Congress who support Israel right or wrong are effectively giving aid and comfort to America’s Arab and other Muslim enemies they should be charged with treason.>> Why convolute the truth by labeling the Arabs/ Muslims the enemy in order to make a case for traitors/treason? They are not our enemies. Why not speak the truth about enemies domestic and foreign? - weareone
If they are not considered an enemy, they are certainly not a benefit to the US. What start up nation do you underwrite for that gives you little to nil in return? Is it that one day they are going to bring us back treasure and new acquisitions? What I mean is if they are some shadow colony of the US, then where's the return on investment? There is none and we'll never see repayment. We're a big bag of sugar and they've poked a few holes in the bag to fall in their proximity. - Chu_
Then there's the bogus argument that we are correcting history and all the bad things that happened to Jews, and the USA is the hand that will save Jews. If that be the case, why aren't we working toward helping the American Indians for a new state, because surely we've screwed them and only helped Jews throughout the last century. - Chu_
- and further where's our thanks? The Jewish state spits in the face of our leader. What's that about. - Chu_
I think we may be saying the same thing Chu. If I'm reading him correctly, Hart seems to be saying that by giving aid to Israel we're somehow enabling an Arab/ Muslim enemy. I don't understand his point at the end. - weareone
wao, yes- I was carving my own path! But this is Gideon Levy"No American administration has received the spitting in its face as submissively as this one. No other ally in the world, including the European powers, has dared to act so explicitly against the United States’ positions. " - Chu_
yes, Levy's spot on. - weareone
He is saying at the end that congressional quislings do whatever Israel wants, and that stirs up the Arab world creating more strife and ultimately coming back to bite the US interests. I think he is saying dual nationalist congress should be charged with treason. But he could word it better. Sounds half-baked. - Chu_
ok, it sounds like he doesn't want to speak the whole truth which is interesting because I read his books a while ago-"Zionism-the Real Enemy of the Jews"-and I don't recall any hesitation in the books. - weareone
well, could be the technique of let the reader draw the conclusion. At least they'll think more about it! - Chu_
Connecticut arm of million-strong church votes to shun occupation profiteers...
"The United Church of Christ in the US state of Connecticut has declared its support for the Palestinian-led campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. A BDS resolution approved by delegates to the annual gathering of the church’s Connecticut conference follows similar moves by its followers in New York, Northern California and in the Central Pacific and Central Atlantic regions. As a result, church bodies have been urged to divest their holdings in companies profiting from Israeli occupation in Palestine, including Caterpillar, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Veolia." - weareone
"The United Church of Christ has around one million members across the US. Activists in the United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network (UCCPIN) are scheduled to propose measures to support BDS at the church’s general synod in Cleveland, Ohio, in June next year." - weareone
"If the UCC divests from contractors with the Israeli occupation, it will be the fourth national church body in the United States to do so, following divestments by the Quaker Friends Fiduciary Corporation in 2012, the Mennonite Central Committee in 2013 and the Presbyterian Church (USA) in June this year." Also in June, a board on pension and health benefits with the United Methodist Church divested its shares in G4S, a British-Danish contractor with Israel’s prisons and occupation forces."--end quote - weareone
good news. The soil against occupation and land grabs is firming up in USA. No more zio weeds to pollute the soil. about time. - Chu_
Good! One of the biggest benefits I see to the various churches actions is that it spreads out to all their members---changes their views on Israel to what Israel really is also makes them perk up and wise up when they hear our politicans spouting their support for Israel in the face of what they now know. - American
And when one takes a moral stand, it may pressure the others to respond. The influence and power of churches to shift the dynamic against Israel is, imo, huge. - weareone
And it's surprising for all the talk that northerners make about being progressives, they support an apartheid Jonestown that robs the Arabs of their property. But let's continue to elect People like Chuck Shumer to office. He's a real honest guy. - Chu_
I think that Shumer may also hold dual Israeli- American citizenship. Here's a small list of other Israeli citizens who hold key US government positions. Sean, I was wondering if you would be able to compile a more complete list that includes Congress? After a short search, I didn't come up with much that seemed complete. - weareone
wao. I know that Amb. Ron Dermer and others have to renounce their Israeli citizenship. But here's a facebook post I found [List of Politicians with Israeli Dual Citizenship] - Chu_
sean, how do you mark this up? i.e. Mark Weinberger, dual citizen, Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs - Chu_
Thanks, Chu-I saw that list, but I was wondering if there's a way to compile an updated list. I think that one's from 2011, before the 2012 congressional elections, so it might not have all current congressional members. I'm thinking that a list would be very helpful to circulate before the upcoming elections. - weareone
wao. it should be accessible public information that our media should provide it citizens. but we all know how that goes. - Chu_
you're right---it should be public information....and we do know how that goes. I'll keep digging, when I have a moment. - weareone
Several ways to go about it: - Sean McBride
c; dual US/Israeli citizen; Mark Weinberger {c; *category; *instance} - Sean McBride
c; Israeli op+dual US/Israel citizen; Mark Weinberger {c; *category; *instance} - Sean McBride
o; Israel lobby; dual US/Israeli citizen; Mark Weinberger {o; *object; *property; *value) - Sean McBride
o; Mark Weinberger; category; dual US/Israeli citizen {o; *object; *property; *value} - Sean McBride
# features of marked up facts (semantic assertions) 1. browsable 2. combinable and recombinable with other facts 3. consistent syntax 4. consistent terminology 5. interoperable 6. machine-inferencable 7. machine-readable 8. machine-minable 9. modular 10. searchable 11. sortable 12. standalone 13. write once, use forever - Sean McBride
Thanks very much, Sean. Here's an unverified and most likely partial list, compiled from several sites, of reps in Congress with possible dual Israeli-American citizenship: House: Eliot Engel (NJ), Steve Israel (NY), Sander Levin (MI), Nita Lowey (NY), Jerry Nadler (NY), Jared Polis (CO), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Allyson Schwartz (PA), Brad Sherman (CA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL), Henry... more... - weareone
weareone -- good list -- the real lay of the land. - Sean McBride
not too many surprises.... but I was expecting an even longer list. It seems that many with dual citizenship have either been defeated or chosen not to run again----a good sign hopefully. We'll see if they pop up again somewhere else..... - weareone
I don't get this wearone. Are you saying Boxer is a Dual citizen?or Feingold? that's just highly unlikely. I can believe ity about Schumer because I believe Schumer has no known boundaries to his supiness and love of power. His principles are probably limited to accepting that earth is round. Well, as long as it benefits him. Hover the years he has even assumed the look of corruptness. It's like a reverse Dorian Grey. - Danaa
Danaa, as I mentioned, this list is unverified, so these are possible dual citizens. Regarding Boxer, she doesn't seem unlikely at all to me given her history of support for Israel. Here's an excerpt from a letter to her posted Sept. 4, 2014 prepared by JVP LA and adopted by MT. DIABLO PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER stating "As people of conscience, we are deeply disappointed with your... more... - weareone
I agree with you about Schumer-, but many I-firsters try to use the progressive veneer as a cover. That just doesn't work anymore. - weareone
weareone: one could use Google to check out each of the names on that list, one by one, for dual citizenship: - Sean McBride
[# g; dual us israeli citizen * 1. al franken 2. allyson schwartz 3. barbara boxer 4. ben cardin 5. bernard sanders 6. brad sherman 7. carl levin 8. charles schumer 9. debbie wasserman schultz 10. dianne feinstein 11. eliot engel 12. henry waxman 13. jan schakowsky 14. jared polis 15. jerry nadler 16. john yarmuth 17. nita lowey 18. ron wyden 19. sander levin 20. steve israel] - Sean McBride
I plugged in five names at random from the list into this search, and it it turns out that they are all dual US/Israeli citizens. I am thinking now that they all might be. - Sean McBride
The Israeli government is using its citizens scattered all over the world to try to manipulate international politics on behalf of Israeli interests -- that much is obvious. They comprise a single political network that transcends all conventional national boundaries. - Sean McBride
And recall that Stanley Fisher, vice chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, is a dual citizen. - Chu_
great! thanks Sean and Chu-- you're certainly much faster and better at searching than I am. Sean, I tried to search many ways, but the obvious must have escaped me, so thanks. - weareone
wao - and notice that that link above lists the top 5 contributors of their congressional campaigns. Take Barbara Boxer for example [Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Reelected against the well-funded Carly Fiorina; in the Senate since 1992. Top 5 Contributors: EMILY’s List, Girardi & Keese, University of California, Time Warner, Cotchett, Pitre &McCarthy. Top 5 Industries/Interest Groups:... more... - Chu_
and Sean, I have to ask on a complex one, if you have the time, how would you mark this up? If you can set up the framework I can fill this in. - Chu_
Wouldn't this work? {o; *object; *property; *value} - Sean McBride
o; *person; adviser; *adviser - Sean McBride
o; *person; affiliation; *affiliation - Sean McBride
o; *person; category; *category - Sean McBride
o; *person; employer; *employer - Sean McBride
o; *person; ethnicity; *ethnicity - Sean McBride
o; *person; funder; *funder - Sean McBride
o; *person; nation of citizenship; *nation - Sean McBride
o; *person; profession; *profession - Sean McBride
o; *person; religion; *religion - Sean McBride
and so on.... - Sean McBride
ok good. What would be also useful is mapping this data by graph, showing who is a consistent contributer to Pro-Israel Dual national congresspeople. - Chu_
For instance: - Sean McBride
1. sort pro-Israel funders of US Congress members by total funding - Sean McBride
2. sort US Congress members by total funding from pro-Israel funders - Sean McBride
ok. good. Here's a video of Tableu. seems like a nice visual aid for people to get the idea quickly - Chu_
Creating data visualizations with tools like Tableau is easy -- the hard part is building up structured rich datasets that can be connected, mined and visualized -- that's where semantic markup comes in. Collect your facts; mark them up in a consistent and logical way; then connect, mine and visualize them. Engage in automated knowledge discovery. Extract insights from your datasets. The main objective is to understand what is going on in the real world at a detailed level. - Sean McBride
Dual Citizen - Top 5 contributors - Chu_
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President Rivlin: Time to admit that Israel is a sick society that needs treatment -
President Rivlin: Time to admit that Israel is a sick society that needs treatment
"The time has come to honestly admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment, President Reuven Rivlin said at the opening session on Sunday of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities’ conference on ‘From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other’." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Seriously, they aren't ever going to admit to the sick parts of Jewish culture and we have all seen that it isn't just confined to Jews in Israel, its been supported by Jews from around the world. Its bigger than just Israel. The nazis facing hanging for war crimes went to the gallows still doing their 'Heil Hitler" - American
Good that there is an emerging voice of moderation, but I think Israel is trending toward a darker path indefinitely. some things on Rivlan 1. supporter of minority rights in Israel 2. For 1 state solution 3. wishes to recognize the Armenian genocide. - Chu_
how schlomo sand ceased to be a jew - or did he? Atzmon
"Sand realises that the Zionist journey has come to an end and that ‘Israeli secularism’ is doomed. From an ethical and universal perspective Israel is at a dead end. Yet, he still fails to grasp that Israel is only part of the problem. More and more thinkers are now regarding Israel as a mere symptom of Jewish identity politics. More and more, commentators are becoming aware of a tribal ideological and spiritual continuum between Israel, Zionism, the so-called Jewish anti Zionists and the Left in general. It is no longer a secret that, like Zionists, Jewish ‘anti Zionists’ invest most of their political energy chasing the so-called ‘anti Semites’ – those who analyze Israeli and Zionist politics within the context of Jewish culture and philosophy." - Chu_
I am having a pissing contest with Mooser right now on MW that illustrates well I think the Jewish identity obsession' in non zionist religious Jews as well as the secular Jewish 'race' identity of the Zionist. It is a obsession. I honestly dont know how they stand it, for any normal person this mental identity addiction would be like gorging yourself on some food to the point where it makes you psychically sick and you start throwing up. Its too much. - American
Funny and I thought he knew of the dangers of ziocane. Is he a weekend user? - Chu_ from Android
I dont know but he is all over the place in his questioning of me on this thread .... - American
Did you acquire the URL for that comment from your Commenter Profile? - Sean McBride
opps....did I? didnt notice, I might have. - American
'' Jewish ‘anti Zionists’ invest most of their political energy chasing the so-called ‘anti Semites’ – those who analyze Israeli and Zionist politics within the context of Jewish culture and philosophy'')......Seems to me its obvious that Jewish identity and culture did have some attitudes/beliefs that helped give rise to zionism. - American
Do any people, other than Jews, know about or care about the infinite number of definitions of the word "Jew?" If someone identifies as a Jew or Jewish, most people in the world, it seems, assume that means that they practice the religion of Judaism. Only Jews, it seems, define this term differently among themselves with a seemingly endless number of permutations--ie. secular Jew,... more... - weareone
wao you forget the best oxymoron - atheist-Jew. And there are many atheist Jews, which would seem to make Jews a 'race' and not a religion. But staying behind religion avoids a lot of criticism in the american town square. - Chu_
# Jewish types -- any others? 1. agnostic Jew 2. anti-Jewish Jew 3. anti-Zionist Jew 4. atheist Jew 5. Conservative Jew 6. ethnic Jew 7. Hasidic Jew 8. humanist Jew 9. Jewish convert to Buddhism 10. Jewish convert to Christianity 11. Jewish convert to Islam 12. liberal Jew 13. libertarian Jew 14. neoconservative Jew 15. non-Zionist Jew 16. Orthodox Jew 17. Reconstructionist Jew 18.... more... - Sean McBride
The single factor underlying all these categories: ethnic self-absorption -- intense ethnocentrism. Psychology trumps ideology. - Sean McBride
26. Sabbateans 27. crypto Jews 28. Frankists 29. Marranos 30. Xuetes - Chu_
Thanks. I did leave out quite a few. As is often discussed here, this ethnocentrism and broad definition of what it means to be a Jew is very damaging for the religion of Judaism. - weareone
Judaism has been redefined as Zionism by the worldwide Jewish establishment itself during the last half century. Judaism is now synonymous with the ideology of Jewish ethnic nationalism and the policies and practices of the Israeli government. - Sean McBride
That's true, Sean. The majority of people in the world don't understand the difference between Judaism from Zionism and the majority of Jews have actively discouraged that differentiation and embraced Zionism with great zeal. - weareone
This is the main point: the Jewish religious establishment itself has deliberately erased all distinctions between Judaism and Zionism. If the Jewish religious establishment is not the lead authority on Judaism, then who is? According to these authorities, Judaism=Zionism. Ok. Got it. Judaism is all about Jewish ethnic nationalism. It is not a universalist religion like Christianity or Buddhism. - Sean McBride
I understand your point about the Jewish religious establishment, but if this poll is correct, "two-thirds of Jews do not belong to a synagogue, one-fourth do not believe in God", but many in the poll express an emotional attachment to Israel so that may also be playing a greater role. Here's another one to add to the list of how Jews define themselves: "In a surprising finding, 34... more... - weareone
Which supports the point that Jewishness is more about ethnocentrism and ethnic nationalism than about religion as most members of universalist religions understand religion. Religion in the Jewish tradition is strongly ethnocentric in character -- one might even argue that it is an expression of ethnocentrism. This is why it is easy for religious and secular Jews to be on the same page with regard to Zionism. - Sean McBride
I think 'Jewishness' relates more to tribal cohesion than religion, from the figures that are cited above. Even if i say I am an anti-Zionist Atheist Jew, I'm still Jewish. go figure. - Chu_
Some religions are tribalist, ethnocentric, nationalist and xenophobic at the core. They are all about the pursuit of the group interest in fierce competition against outgroups. Domination is the name of the game. - Sean McBride
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Envoy attacks PM for Israel silence | The Sunday Times -
"David Cameron's envoy to the Gulf is to attack the government’s failure to condemn Israel’s settlement building on the West Bank. Sir Alan Duncan, a former international development minister, warns that Britain must speak out or risk “a serious long-term price” in the region. His comments come as MPs are poised to vote tomorrow to back calls for Britain to recognise Palestine as a state in its own right." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"In a speech at the Royal United Services Institute on Tuesday, Duncan will warn Cameron that groups such as Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) should not have disproportionate policy influence. “We need British Jews for the Conservative, Labour or other UK parties, not the Israeli lobby for any party,” he will say. “The time has come to make sure above any doubt that the funding of any party in the UK is clearly decoupled from the influence of the Israeli state.”" - Sean McBride
hummmmm....this is getting good. - American
Tunisian president calls for bringing Israeli leaders to justice over their crimes against Palestinians.
And more support for Palestine: "American political prisoner censures US over pro-Israel policies" - weareone
"More than 500 anthropologists back academic boycott of Israel" - weareone
more defectors. oh no. drain the sewer of zionism. - Chu_
yep, it's interesting-we just never know when and from where the support will come, but it's definitely coming. In the case of Tunisia, they've recognized Palestine as a state since 1988 and for Abu-Jamal also, speaking against injustice is nothing new. For the anthropologists, it's great to see more signatories and also major names in the field signing on. - weareone
taxi posted this map the other day. Things are changing. look at 1988 compared to today. - Chu_
Chu, yes I saw that map-really appreciate Taxi posting it and thanks for posting it again. It's very encouraging when you compare 1988 to today. Who's left?-the usual culprits- North America, Europe, Australia. - weareone
and I recall most of Europe abstained from the vote. So they are neutral. only the former colonizing states support it. EU vote on non memeber state (see map) - Chu_
Thanks for the map. That's an impressive shift in just 1 year--2011-2012: " that means that nine European countries moved their votes in a way that suggests greater support for Palestinian U.N. statehood efforts." - weareone
After Caste Lead (2009) & this summer's civilian bombing campaign of Gaza infrastructure, are American's watching this and slowly understanding who the aggressor is? How do people buy that Hamas is the aggressor anymore when they're contained within a 5 mile x 25 mile strip with basic military technology, as Israel is the one pushing them into the sea (not the other way around). - Chu_
Once understood, it's relatively easy to see how the Jewish State was founded on terrorism and have had a nonstop campaign (simmering occupation) to take over Palestinian towns, with the aim to transfer them to other Arab nations. Gaza is a refugee camp, not a terrorist haven of Hamas. - Chu_
Americans need to apply the model to their own state. Imagine all of the residents were pushed out of New Jersey to make way for a foreign group of bandits who overtook their towns and destroyed much of their family, their farms, etc. Surely Americans would form a resistance group and the neighboring States would empathize & align themselves with the beleaguered NJ residents. - Chu_
Because the media has sought to portray Muslims as terrorists (muslim=terrorist=ISIS=Islam,etc) we get a bunch of yahoos like Hannity defending Israel, when the original terrorist group in the Arab world has been Irgun or the Stern Gang. - Chu_
Graphic: 800,000 Trees Uprooted. 800,000 Trees Uprooted. - Chu_
That's a powerful visual, but don't worry about Hannity or those like him. His viewership is about 2.5 million with about 600,000 of those in the 25-54 year old demographic which is the demographic most attractive to advertisers. But... this is not the most significant demographic for issues of justice, universalism and human rights. The millennials appear to be the new vanguard for... more... - weareone
Well, you sound hopeful about things to come. Sometimes I am, and sometimes not so much. Hannity is not so significant as say the danger of Hillary Clinton and the forces that will propel her to the top of the political pile, being the harpy she is... Hopefully with this new coming group of American youth we'll see some significant change, but I look around here often and see a bunch of... more... - Chu_
I am hopeful, and I hope, pragmatic as well. Sometimes looking at the numbers, as we did above, helps me to dispel the negative propaganda. But also, I guess most of us have heard or been taught that we draw to ourselves that which we habitually think and I've found this to be true on a personal level. So I try to focus on the positive (not always successfully :)), stay in the light, so... more... - weareone
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Ben Affleck Slams Bill Maher's Anti-Muslim Sentiment As ‘Gross’ And ‘Racist’ | ThinkProgress -
Ben Affleck Slams Bill Maher's Anti-Muslim Sentiment As ‘Gross’ And ‘Racist’ | ThinkProgress
"In a testy ten-minute exchange on “Real Time” with television host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck slammed the host for commenting that Islam is the only religion that acts like the “mafia.” Along with journalist Nicholas Kristof, Affleck argued that ascribing an entire religion based on the actions of the terrorist group Islamic State, was “gross” and “racist,” while Maher and Harris shot back that criticizing Islam “gets conflated with bigotry towards Muslims as people,” a ploy that others have used to build on anti-Muslim sentiment in the country." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Pro-Israel activists keep doubling down on getting into ugly fights with just about everyone -- they are spiraling out of control. Their weird presumption is that they can beat down anyone who disagrees with them into submission -- keep screaming ever louder. - Sean McBride
Most of us are not eager to lend support to zealots who are slapping us around. We may even feel motivated to line up against them. - Sean McBride
Sam Harris (next to Maher in video) The question I’ve now received in many forms goes something like this: Why is it that you never criticize Israel? Why is it that you never criticize Judaism? Why is it that you always take the side of the Israelis over that of the Palestinians? - Chu_ from Android
Read the Harris piece. He says hes against religion but makes every possible excuse for Israel. What scholarly insights. Lol. - Chu_ from Android
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Simmering Conflict in Hollywood Over Israel | Alternet (Alex Kane) -
"The summer’s bloodletting in the Gaza Strip has stopped, but the discourse on war that Israel’s assault sparked in the U.S. rages on. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Hollywood, where celebrity criticism of Israel led to recriminations from pro-Israel stars and threats to blacklist those who spoke out against the military operation. The entertainment industry is splitting over Israel in the wake of that state’s punishing attack on Palestinians in Gaza." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Once again, pay close attention to the long list of Hollywood leaders who *haven't* signed on with CCFP. - Sean McBride
Wallace Shawn looks like Michael Ratner. - WJones
Sean McBride
Israel Harbors French JDL Extremist Who Stalks French, Palestinian Activists Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם -
Israel Harbors French JDL Extremist Who Stalks French, Palestinian Activists Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם
"A French Jewish Kahanist named Gregory Chelli, using the code name Ulcan, has been terrorizing pro-Palestine activists in France and around the world for months. He’s engaged in obsessive pathological activities like stalking and hacking of at least 100 websites supporting the Palestinian cause." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"A French reader of this blog wrote me: "He started a chat on-line called ViolVocal (Viol means ‘rape) where he and others encouraged participants to perform ‘transgressing actions’, for instance one of the participants called the Jewish school in Toulouse where Merah killed the Jewish kids 1350 times and made anti-Semitic insults" Presumably he or one of his followers calls pretending... more... - Sean McBride
"Lately, he’s taken to attacking French journalists who’ve criticized Israel’s massacre during the latest Gaza war. Benoit Le Corre, who writes for an online publication affiliated with Le Nouvel Observateur, wrote an expose about Chelli’s activities, which didn’t sit well with him. As a result, Chelli began harrassing phone calls to Le Corre’s elderly father. In one, he told the father... more... - Sean McBride
"Chelli later called Le Corre to “offer condolences” and suggested that he and Le Corre could band together to make money off the story. He records all the calls and airs them on YouTube or the net for the delectation of his fellow pro-Israel psychopaths." - Sean McBride
"Is Chelli engaging in this behavior alone or does he have support? If so, are his supporters individuals or associated with official sources. Does the Israeli government or security services have a hand in his activities? This isn’t a far-fetched question. A French national has violated serious laws and Israel refuses to take any action. It leads one to wonder: is it just police incompetence? Or do the Israeli police tacitly support his agenda? Or do even more powerful political interests support him?" - Sean McBride
See also: [The case of Gregory Chelli (alias Ulcan, alias ViolVocal), or the French police’s inaction, thus far, in the face of a form of Jewish terrorism] Read the details carefully. - Sean McBride
I renew my call for a Almighty Swat Team. Low cost, no collateral damage, quick results. - American
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Israel’s water war crimes | TheHill -
"There is a war going on and it long predates Israel’s summer Gaza onslaught. It is a war on water, and it runs deep. For the last decade, Israel has been carrying out a systemic and willful campaign to deny Palestinians access to clean water. Though Israel’s campaign to restrict water access has yet to make the news, rights organizations are pushing the Palestinian Authority to take the issue to court, so the matter could well make headlines in the coming months. While the PA has been debating whether or not to accede to the International Criminal Court, increasing documentation of war crimes may push their hand." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Under international law, deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure is a war crime, and as of 2010, water and sanitation were enshrined as basic human rights. Israel has blatantly and systemically been denying these rights." - Sean McBride
"Through growing documentation and awareness, Israel’s systemic campaign against Palestinian water can be seen for what it is: a comprehensive violation of one of the most basic human rights. It consists of a two-pronged approach: the visible mass destruction of water and sanitation infrastructure, reinforced by invisible policies of closure and occupation, siege and confiscation that... more... - Sean McBride
Pro-Israel comment: "God commanded Israel in Numbers 25: 17; “Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them." Israel has been far too Lenient in dealing with the Palestinians." - Sean McBride
The time has come for the world to start documenting pro-Israel hate speech in a systematic and thorough way -- and to widely publicize it. Clearly the ADL and MEMRI aren't up to the task. - Sean McBride
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Calls for Full and Immediate End to the Illegal Israeli Blockade of Gaza. By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
"The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is gravely concerned over the continuity of the Israeli-imposed closure on the Gaza Strip for the eighth consecutive year and dissatisfied by the mechanism of the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip that was declared by the UN Middle East Envoy. Moreover, PCHR is concerned that this mechanism would institutionalize the Israeli closure that has been imposed since 2007. PCHR calls for fully and immediately lift the Israeli closure as it constitutes a form of collective punishment that is prohibited under the international humanitarian law. Ending the closure includes eliminating all restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement of persons and goods, including imports and exports, to and from the Gaza Strip." - weareone
open the damn sea port to Gaza already. Have UN inspectors full time. Gazans have so much rebuilding to do at this point. The Prison Camp is run by Israelis - they are torturing 2 million people. Jews always talk about the right to self determination. Look at Gaza. Can they have self determination? The racist mindset of Israelis see them as less that human. look at pro Israeli comments online. They are considered cockroaches, vermin, etc.. - Chu_
The pressure's finally starting to mount from the outside. Almost every day now we hear another condemnation of, or action taken against Israel by a different group or country. - weareone
i agree, the levy can't hold back the flood. ADL must be shitting right now. They gonna have to hire goyim for damage control. - Chu_
"They gonna have to hire goyim for damage control."....Chu, too funny. - weareone
Americans Continue to Say a Third Political Party Is Needed
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PRINCETON, NJ -- A majority of U.S. adults, 58%, say a third U.S. political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties "do such a poor job" representing the American people. These views are little changed from last year's high. Since 2007, a majority has typically called for a third party. - Chu_
Chu, you mentioned a Tea Party 2.0. which may be a good idea, but I'm not very hopeful that having an additional party or parties will effect significant changes. Once elected, what will prevent those from a third party from succumbing to greed and graft like the others? imo, elected officials are our employees, paid with our tax dollars, $174,000-$223,500 per year /each, to represent... more... - weareone
Congress approval is dismal. 13% approval! But the media talk about ISIS instead of these charlatans. - Chu_
This is grounds for revolution, yet the media are on their side. - Chu_
American gov't and Media don't serve the masses. They serve the money. It's so obvious. I need to listen to Sean Hannity to get my wild ideas back on track. - Chu_
' imo, the electorate must take responsibility for causing the problem because we were not attentive. ' I agree in a sense, but the media is a corporation. Once you get some alternate media (that is not coopted) you can get the masses thinking clearer. Most people in the US (and the world) moreoften consider their own situation ~ meaning nightly news (5pm etc). They couldn't place Syria on a map if they tried. - Chu_
Well, if the approval rate is 13%, I wonder why they continue to vote the same people into office? 68% of Americans would like a national issue referendum, 75% are in favor of term limits, 63% are in favor of absolving the Electoral College and 79% support limits on campaign funding.<<Americans... more... - weareone
yeah. I think with Israel, Americans have to ask the question: 'What do they do for us?' I've yet to hear a zionist make a good case that Israel is an asset to American interests. That's why discussion about Israel is taboo. Because they'll lose the debate in the town square. - Chu_
"Because they'll lose the debate in the town square"--for sure. Sean Hannity...funny. - weareone
In my regular life, I am often asked about current events, such as the bombings ongoing in Iraq and Syria, because people know I read widely. When I provide an update and interpretation (which I've learnt to do fairly succintly, believe it or not) people seem to nod, sometimes asking a few questions, sometimes just lamenting the state of affairs. This is Fox news country and it is clear... more... - Danaa
Unfortunately, when it is pointed out that third parties already exist and garner few of the votes, no one has an answer as to how that can be changed. So yes, again agreeing with wearone, political reality requires attention, and it isn't there. Why, I ask? probably because most people are not sufficiently suffering. And that is not political reality. It is human condition reality. - Danaa
Hi Danaa. Yes, third parties are not new and over the years I've voted for a few third party candidates, but if there's interest in forming an alternative party that attracts larger numbers, I wonder how many are willing to do the grassroots organizational work that this requires. I also wonder if this is the most efficient use of time and energy. With regard to suffering, I agree with... more... - weareone
PS Chu made most of the comments about the media. :) - weareone
Sean McBride
Israel’s Mossad Recruits New Spy Generation With Website, Video - Businessweek -
"Israel’s legendary Mossad agency is courting a new generation of spies through social media, a Homeland-derived video and an 18-page application to be filled out by hand." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"The 83-second clip presents a blond agent resembling actress Claire Danes who leaves her son on the beach with a radio-controlled drone toy while she penetrates the computer network room in a nearby Tel Aviv office tower. “It’s not child’s play,” she intones. “It opens doors.”" - Sean McBride
"Viewers are invited to click on the Mossad home page in Hebrew, English, French, Russian and Arabic. Links carry labels such as “Engineering Management,” “Overseas,” “Farsi,” “Satellites” and “Thinking outside the box.” Each leads to the same form and a separate 8-page questionnaire for one’s spouse." - Sean McBride
Are they serious or is this just a way of collecting info on people who go to the site? If its for real they are crazier than usual--advertising for people to join Mossad and spy or commit treason against the countries they are living in for Israel. - American
Sounds like recruiting is down. Mossad needs an array of foreign troops who can help Mossad in different parts of the world. Victor Ostrovsky made this point. Maybe once Pollard gets out he can assist Mossad classes, provide a few pointers on how to avoid detection. - Chu_
Sean McBride
Tony Karon: Weekly Standard reports that US Evangelicals are losing their affection for Israel - that would be huge...
When you can see woman and child blown to bits in a prison camp like Gaza, any self-respecting Christian would have to question their devotion to Israel. But don't CZ's really desire for the second coming and pray the Jews will convert en masse when Christ comes back to earth? - Chu_
Sean McBride
Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’ - The Daily Beast -
Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’ - The Daily Beast
"Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy is the story of a young, dedicated Mossad agent as told by Moti Kfir, the man who trained her, and Ram Oren, a journalist and author. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, they tell the story of Rafael's rise to prominence within the Mossad and her intelligence work trying to locate Ali Hassan Salameh--the leader of Palestine's Black September organization and the mastermind behind the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Her team's misidentification of their mark would eventually lead to her arrest and imprisonment for murder and espionage." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
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The Strange Case of "Amerisrael" (billmon)
"The imperial politics of the "special relationship" make it especially hard to tell where one country ends and another begin" - Sean McBride
Billmon "In effect, old "duel loyalty" charge is obsolete. There is only 1 loyalty now: to a consolidated Israeli-American national security state" - Chu_
This is an unprecedented historical situation: a tiny client state has acquired total control over an imperial power. And the politicians of that imperial power are completely oblivious to what has happened. - Sean McBride
'a tiny client state has acquired total control over an imperial power. ' That's the entire enchilada. to quote 'First you get the money, then you get the power...' - Chu_
The truth is that the Israeli government and the Israel lobby have run circles around the opposition -- outplayed and overwhelmed every other power bloc in American politics. - Sean McBride
At every point along the way in the development of this destructive situation, responsible American leaders could have queried the Israeli government and the Israel lobby -- does anything you say make any sense? But they didn't. The easier course was to go along. - Sean McBride
yeah, but by hook or by crook. You have to have some morality and integrity, otherwise you destroy the entire ship. Israel and their wood-worm AIPAC agents are ruining the US for their pork-pie Israel. Israel has NO value to most Americans. - Chu_
Those few independent minds who did raise questions were crushed. - Sean McBride
# presidents who have tried to challenge the Israel lobby 1. John F. Kennedy 2. Gerald Ford 3. Jimmy Carter 4. George H.W. Bush 5. Bill Clinton 6. Barack Obama - Sean McBride
Greater Israelists have easily rolled over all of them. - Sean McBride
Their self interest (i.e. we eat first) is why they are eating our collective lunch. I think the conflict with them vs others brings this innate sense of 'we need to grab it first'. - Chu_
Well boys I'll tell you something....not that I am particularly smart, but in my 60 years I've batted 100% in being able to read where a situation I am observing or involved in would end up. And this Israel takeover of the US superpower is eventually going to blow up and literally 'rock the world". I guarantee it. Its only a matter of time. - American
"'The truth is that the Israeli government and the Israel lobby have run circles around the opposition"...Sean).....The truth is they had very little opposition during their 65 yr campaign in the US until just recently. but now we can see that even rag tag grassroots peace,BDS and I/P orgs have them in panic mode. They know that if and when public opinion ever gets to a certain level they are done--they will start losing their grip on DC. - American
Dont put your money on Jews or Zionist "being smart" you will lose it. For decades they were able to operate and achieve their goals simply because very few were watching or cared. Now they are being watched and their inherent stupidity is shining thru.....they arent being night flowers any more....all their dirty and mafia tactics are on display....which they also stupidly try to... more... - American
They are aggressively going after the leaders of these movements, using a wide variety of methods, both conventional and unconventional. - Sean McBride
hopefully so. Their con game and Israel land grabs are all being documented en masse on social media, etc. The numbers are piling up and I don't know if they are too far into the con to realize it. People of the USA are not their friends, they are just a bank account & armory to steal from while constructing Zionism and their 'third temple' fantasies. - Chu_
'' They are aggressively going after the leaders of these movements, using a wide variety of methods, both conventional and unconventional'...sean) Yea and every time they do go after people even if they succeed in their firing or whatever -- it backfires on them--it brings more people out of the wood work against them every time----in academia it turns more academics against... more... - American
Over the long haul, the pattern of aggressive attacks on Americans and Europeans by pro-Israel activists is likely to backfire -- to blow up big time. A tipping point will be reached -- then expect an explosive avalanche of pushback. - Sean McBride
A tipping point will be reached -- then expect an explosive avalanche of pushback. - Sean McBride)......Yep. And the longer this goes on the bigger the blowup. The most important thing anyone can become expert on is 'human nature' . That should be a mandatory course in every university in the world. - American
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Top NSA Whistleblower: We Need a New 9/11 Investigation Into the Destruction of the World Trade Center | Global Research -
"Bill Binney is the NSA’s former senior technical director, 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, one of the world’s top crypto-mathematicians, who managed thousands of employees at the agency. Binney was the original NSA whistleblower, and one of two NSA veterans whose example inspired Edward Snowden." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Two days ago, Binney said in an interview that speaking with physicists and controlled demolition experts convinced him that the investigations to date have – at best - been incompetent, and failed to address the observable facts:" - Sean McBride
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billmon: The mindless repetition of talking points is the calling card of stupid authoritarian/totalitarian hacks everywhere.
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Holocaust Honor From Israel Is Sent Back After Gaza Deaths - -
Holocaust Honor From Israel Is Sent Back After Gaza Deaths -
"In 1943, Henk Zanoli took a dangerous train trip, slipping past Nazi guards and checkpoints to smuggle a Jewish boy from Amsterdam to the Dutch village of Eemnes. There, the Zanoli family, already under suspicion for resisting Nazi occupation, hid the boy in their home for two years. The boy would be the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Seventy-one years later, on July 20, an Israeli airstrike flattened a house in the Gaza Strip, killing six of Mr. Zanoli’s relatives by marriage. His grandniece, a Dutch diplomat, is married to a Palestinian economist, Ismail Ziadah, who lost three brothers, a sister-in-law, a nephew and his father’s first wife in the attack." - Sean McBride
"On Thursday, Mr. Zanoli, 91, whose father died in a Nazi camp, went to the Israeli Embassy in The Hague and returned a medal he received honoring him as one of the Righteous Among the Nations — non-Jews honored by Israel for saving Jews during the Holocaust. In an anguished letter to the Israeli ambassador to the Netherlands, he described the terrible price his family had paid for opposing Nazi tyranny." - Sean McBride
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NPR Is Laundering CIA Talking Points to Make You Scared of NSA Reporting -
###The new headquarters for National Public Radio (NPR) on North Capitol Street in Washington (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) On August 1, NPR’s Morning Edition broadcast a story by NPR national security reporter Dina Temple-Raston touting explosive claims from what she called “a tech firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” That firm, Recorded Future, worked together with “a cyber expert, Mario Vuksan, the CEO of ReversingLabs,” to produce a new report that purported to vindicate the repeated Read more The post NPR Is Laundering CIA Talking Points to Make You Scared of NSA Reporting appeared first on The Intercept.
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