Saturday, 6 October 2018

American "democracy", The Best Government Money Can Buy

Best Government Money Can Buy
Very few Americans know who Sheldon Adelson is and fewer still appreciate that, as America’s leading political donor, when he speaks the Republican Party listens. By virtue of his largesse, he has been able to direct GOP policy in the Middle East in favor of Israel, which might well be regarded as his true home while the United States exists more as a faithful friend that can be produced at intervals whenever Israel finds itself in need of a bit of cash or political cover.Adelson’s recent successes in translating his political donations into policy favorable to Israel have included shifting the US Embassy to Jerusalem, cutting aid to Palestinians, ending the Iranian nuclear monitoring agreement and closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s diplomatic office in Washington. All those Trump Administration measures were reportedly worked out privately by Adelson speaking directly with the president.
Adelson’s activities in buying politicians reflect what he believes, he reportedly having said that “there’s no such thing as a Palestinian.” Nor does his world view include much concern for the country that has sheltered him and made him wealthy. He served in the US Army in World War 2 and has said that he regrets having done so, as he would rather have worn an Israeli army uniform. He also expressed his desire that his son might become an Israeli Army sniper.
Adelson benefits from his exceptional access to the White House to the detriment of actual American interests. A New York Times article “Sheldon Adelson Sees a Lot to Like in Trump’s Washington,” states that he “enjoys a direct line to the president” and meets the president monthly “in private in-person meetings and phone conversations.” He has been delighted with the openly expressed threats emanating from the Administration’s key foreign and national security policy spokesmen regarding Iran. He would like to see the United States go to war with the Iranians to destroy their government and bring about some kind of regime change, and, judging from recent developments, he just might get what he seeks, which could easily have catastrophic consequences for the entire region and beyond.
Adelson is somewhat unhinged on the issue of Iran and has even called for dropping a nuclear bomb on a desert region of the country as a negotiating tactic to show “we mean business” so Washington could then “impose its demands [on Iran] from a position of strength.” If Iran continued to resist, Adelson would to drop the next one on Tehran. If Tehran were to be nuked millions of Iranians would die, which doesn’t bother Adelson one bit. Such a development would, in Adelson’s opinion, be good for Israel, which is his primary concern.
Adelson’s power over policy makers is also evident in what the White House does not do. Israeli snipers have shot dead at least 143 unarmed Arab demonstrators in Gaza without so much as a word of condemnation coming out of Washington. Indeed, the Donald Trump Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has gone out of his way to defend the killings and also to support the expansion of the illegal Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
Adelson is also widely believed to have had a hand in personnel changes in the White House. He has used his money and influence to advance the careers of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while also arranging the removal of H.R. McMaster and Rex Tillerson for “being anti-Israeli” and not sufficiently willing to go to war with Iran. Defense Secretary James Mattis, the only actual adult remaining in the room when foreign policy is discussed, is believed to be the next target for removal.
How does Adelson do it? Money talks. He is worth an estimated $35 billion. His fortune came from casinos both in the US and in China, which some might consider to be promotion of vice. To buy and maintain the Republican support for right wing Zionist policies he has donated what is for him pocket change, $55 million so far this year in support of GOP candidates in the Midterm elections. In 2016, he gave large sums to the Trump campaign and to other Republicans, donating $35 million to the former and $55 million to two top Republican PACs — the Congressional Leadership Fund and the Senate Leadership Fund.
In America’s corrupt political culture, a monster like Sheldon Adelson can buy both a White House and Congress on behalf of a foreign government for a paltry $150 million or so. It is a reasonable investment for him given his views, as through him Israel is able to control a large slice of American foreign policy while also receiving billions of dollars each year from the US Treasury. And for those who think it would be different if the Democrats were in charge, think again. The Democrats have their own Adelson. His name is Haim Saban, an Israeli-American media magnate who has said he is a “one issue guy and my issue is Israel.” He is also the largest individual contributor to the Democratic Party.

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35 Palestinian Children Detained in September

06 Oct  5:24 AM
The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian children during September, and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600.
The committee confirmed, on Thursday, that minors, who are younger than 18 years, were held at Ofer military camp, near Ramallah, of whom four were detained during night raids from their homes, 20 taken from the streets, seven detained at military checkpoints, three detained after being summoned and one for being in Israel without an entry permit
Fourteen Palestinian minors were brutally beaten during their detention.
Twenty minors who were sentenced to prison terms ranging between 31 days and nine months and two were held in administrative detention without charge or trial.
The committee stressed, according to Ma’an, that the detention of minors is a violation of international law and the convention on children.
Defense for Children International reported that since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been detained and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system infamous for the systematic mistreatment and torture of Palestinian children.
The majority of Palestinian children are detained from their homes in the occupied West Bank during predawn raids by heavily armed Israeli soldiers.
Following their detention, children arrive at an interrogation center without an adult present, sleep deprived and often beaten. Israeli interrogations consist of physical and verbal abuse, forcing the children to confess to any crime Israel charges them with.
Most of the detained Palestinian children are charged with stone throwing.
According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 270 Palestinian child prisoners being held in Israeli prisons, of whom 50 are under the age of 16.

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Imran Khan: “American Drone Strikes in Pakistan Must Stop. It’s Butchery, and the True Horror of It Is Hidden From the West”

Since 2004, the US government has attacked thousands of targets in tribal areas along the Afghan border in Northwest Pakistan. It used unmanned aerial vehicles operated by the US Air Force under the operational control of the CIA’s Special Activities Division. Attacks increased substantially under Bush’s successor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack Obama.
A non-violent campaign in Pakistan against drone strikes by the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, led by Imran Khan, involved blocking the route to pressure Washington to stop targeting armed groups in the region bordering Afghanistan. NATO supply containers to and from Afghanistan via Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were stopped at border points until US drone attacks stop and a formal apology was later given to the government for the killings in Pakistan. It ended in 2014.
Imran Khan attacks those countrymen who support NATO’s war on the Taliban:
*“They have absolutely no idea. They sit in the drawing room. They read the English-language newspapers, which bear very little resemblance to what is real Pakistan. I promise you, they would be lost in our villages . . .
Khan believes the US are responsible for the rise of the Pakistani Taliban, allies of the Afghan Taliban.
“We ended up sending our army into our tribal areas at the request of the Americans. And our areas got devastated. We had, more or less, a civil-war situation there. The aid was minuscule compared to the loss of billions and billions and the blood our country spilt.”
A leaked document confirmed that 81 civilians including children died in this 2006 CIA drone strike
He adheres to the Sufi tradition of egalitarianism and the acceptance of all creeds and beliefs in society and believes:
“All terrorism is politics. All this nonsense of religious terrorism. There’s no such thing as religious terrorism. It’s politics behind it. The political injustice. Perceived injustice is why people pick up arms — throughout history.”
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*Direct quotations from a hostile account in the Times
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Gaza functions as a live testing area for israeli (Terror state) weapons manufacturers

Gaza functions as a live testing area for Israeli weapons manufacturers
Mohammed Zaanoun ActiveStills

After exploring the vast surveillance regime along the US-Mexico border and finding Israeli systems installed at every turn, the author Todd Miller and I were drawn to investigate Israel as the largest homeland security industry in the world. Israel’s arms industry is twice the size of its US counterpart in exports per capita and employs a percentage of the national workforce double that of the US or France, two of the top global arms exporters.
During our 2016 trip, it didn’t take us long to zero in on some of Israel’s most enterprising industrialists who told us how they do it while controlling an area roughly the size of New Jersey.
On our first day there, while attending an annual drone conference, we met Guy Keren, the middle-aged and charismatic CEO of an Israeli homeland security firm called iHLS. Keren’s iHLS had organized the drone conference.
Several days later, we sat down with Keren in iHLS’s then brand new headquarters in the Mediterranean coastal city of Raanana, known for its high-tech industrial park. We spoke to him in the fishbowl conference room above his company’s computer lab.
Below us, gaggles of junior technologists clacked eagerly at their keyboards. This Lighthouse complex, Keren said, could host up to 150 startups.
Keren explained how the Gaza Strip affords Israel – and iHLS – a competitive advantage over other countries because of the real-time opportunities to test new products year-round. Israel has earned the moniker of “start-up nation” among business elites around the world.

Human Petri dish

We asked Keren why it is that Israel’s technology industry performs at an astonishing level of productivity, especially in the military sector.
“Because we are checking our systems live,” he said. “We are in a war situation all the time. If it’s not happening right now, it will happen in a month.”
“It’s not [just] about building the technology” and having to wait years to try out the systems, Keren told us. The secret of the Israeli tech sector’s success, he explained, lay in “operating the technology faster than any other country in live situations.”
Keren isn’t the first to make this connection. Gaza is widely perceived as a human Petri dish – to improve killing capacity and cultivate pacification methods – among the movers and shakers in the Israeli high-tech and military sectors.
When Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general in the Israeli army, addressed a 2012 convention of specialists in border control technology in El Paso, Texas, he clicked onscreen a photo of the wall, built by Magal Systems, that isolates Gaza from the outside world.
“We have learned lots from Gaza,” he said. “It’s a great laboratory.”
Leila Stockmarr, a Danish scholar, has attended the same kinds of Israeli security expos as Todd Miller and I. “As most of the company representatives I interviewed imparted, it is central to Israel’s cutting-edge military and policing capacities that new pieces of technology are developed and tested in a concrete situation of controlling a population, such as in the Gaza Strip,” she writes in her 2016 essay, “Beyond the Laboratory Thesis: Gaza as Transmission Belt for War and Security Technology.”

Fine tuning in real time

As one representative of a major security company told Stockmarr: “Once an order has been made by the Israeli military, and after initial deployment in the field, the company’s technical departments are often contacted with demands for corrections and tweaks based on experience. Thus every time the military uses Israeli HLS [homeland security] technology, it automatically tests it. Companies benefit greatly from this and every time a new order is placed, this feedback from the battlefield is injected to improve the process of tendering and guarantee quality and effectiveness.”
Unusually for a country’s arms industry, Israel has a laboratory in a territory it occupies – Gaza – very close to the production facilities for its weapons and surveillance technology. Engagement in the Gaza Strip, as Stockmarr noted in 2016, helps companies generate and refine new ideas and fine tune product lines.
In April 2018, Saar Koursh, then the CEO of Magal Systems – a contender for President Donald Trump’s proposed additions to surveillance infrastructure on the US-Mexico border – was even reported as having described Gaza as a “showroom” for the company’s “smart fences” whose customers “appreciate that the products are battle-tested.”
Stockmarr notes that Palestinians in Gaza themselves play a role in the testing phase, performing a “crucial part” of this homeland security industry cycle: “In order to evaluate a given product, the systematic inclusion of the targeted populations’ responses to new security technologies are crucial for foreign buyers.”
Plenty of global customers are sold on the idea, at least if the profit margin is anything to go by. “Magal’s US traded shares jumped in late 2016 as Trump talked about a Mexican border wall,” according to Bloomberg.
And during the first month of Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza, the share price of Israel’s largest weapons firm, Elbit Systems, increased by 6.1 percent. More than 2,200 Palestinians were killed in that attack.

A never-ending experiment

This year, since the Great March of Return protests began on 30 March, Israel’s latest line of crowd-control drones to make their Gaza debut include the appropriately named Sea of Tears drone – a commercially-produced Chinese camera drone modified by the Israeli police to discharge tear gas onto the human throngs below – and the Shocko Drone that unleashes “skunk water” on protesters.
The Gaza health ministry has observed over the past six months the human effects of Israel’s “butterfly bullets” – which explode on impact. These are among the deadliest bullets Israel has ever used.
Doctors Without Borders personnel treated butterfly bullet-like injuries in 50 percent of the more than 500 patients they treated during the protests.
Many of the protesters who weren’t killed outright were severely injured, earning butterfly bullets a new place in the Israeli military’s long history of shoot-to-maim practices, which Jasbir K. Puar details in her book, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.
As of 1 October, more than 150 Palestinians have been killed in the Great March of Return, including more than 30 children. More than 10,000 have been injured, half of them by live fire.
Meanwhile, back at the Raanana industrial park, Keren and his staff in the air-conditioned offices of iHLS are busy developing the next players in Israel’s arms industry, updating their systems and expanding their profit margins.
Gabriel M. Schivone is a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona and author of the forthcoming book Making the New “Illegal”: How Decades of US Involvement in Central America Triggered the Modern Wave of Immigration (Prometheus Books).

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How the tentacles of the US military are strangling the planet


The overreach of the U.S. military provides incentive for it to treat every conflict as a potential war.
Earlier this year, in Itoman (Okinawa, Japan), a young girl—Rinko Sagara (age 14)— read out of a poem based on her great-grandmother’s experience of World War II. Sagara’s great-grandmother reminded her of the cruelty of war. She had seen her friends shot in front of her. It was ugly. Okinawa, a small island on the edge of southern Japan, saw its share of war from April to June 1945. “The blue skies were obscured by the iron rain,” wrote Rinko Sagara, channeling the memories of her great-grandmother. The roar of the bombs overpowered the haunting melody from the sanshin, Okinawa’s snakeskin-covered three-string guitar. “Cherish each day,” the poem goes, “For our future is just an extension of this moment. Now is our future.”
This week, the people of Okinawa elected Denny Tamaki of the Liberal Party as the governor of Okinawa. Tamaki’s mother is an Okinawan, while his father—whom he does not know—was a U.S. soldier. Tamaki, like Okinawa’s former governor Takeshi Onaga, opposes the U.S. military bases on Okinawa. Onaga wanted the presence of the U.S. military removed from the island, a position that Tamaki seems to endorse. The United States has over 50,000 troops in Japan as well as a very large contingent of ships and aircraft. Seventy percent of the U.S. bases are on Okinawa island. Almost everyone in Okinawa wants the U.S. military to go. Rape by U.S. soldiers—including of young children—has long angered the Okinawans. Terrible environmental pollution—including the harsh noise from U.S. military aircraft—rankles people. It was not difficult for Tamaki to run on an anti-U.S. base platform. It is the most basic demand of his constituents.
But, the Japanese government does not accept the democratic views of the Okinawan people. Discrimination against the Okinawans plays a role here, but more fundamentally there is a lack of regard for the wishes of ordinary people when it comes to a U.S. base. In 2009, Yukio Hatoyama led the Democratic Party to victory in the national elections on a wide-ranging platform that included shifting Japanese foreign policy from its U.S. orientation to a more balanced approach with the rest of Asia. Prime Minister Hatoyama called for the United States and Japan to have a “close and equal” relationship, which meant that Japan would no longer be ordered about by Washington. The test case for Hatoyama was the relocation of the U.S. Futenma Marine Corps Air Base to a less populated section of Okinawa. His party wanted all the U.S. bases to be removed from the island. Pressure on the Japanese state from Washington was intense. Hatoyama could not deliver on his promise. He resigned his post. It was impossible to go against U.S. military policy and to rebalance Japan’s relationship with the rest of Asia. Japan, but more properly Okinawa, is effectively a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Japan’s Prostituted Daughter
Hatoyama could not move an agenda at the national level—likewise, local politicians and activists have struggled to move an agenda in Okinawa. Tamaki’s predecessor Takeshi Onaga— who died this August—could not get rid of the U.S. bases in Okinawa. Yamashiro Hiroji, head of the Okinawa Peace Action Center, and his comrades regularly protest the bases and in particular the transfer of the Futenma base. In October 2016, Hiroji was arrested when he cut a barbed wire fence at the base. He was held in prison for five months and not allowed to see his family. In June 2017, Hiroji went before the UN Human Rights Council to say, “The government of Japan dispatched a large police force in Okinawa to oppress and violently remove civilians.” Protest is illegal. The Japanese forces are acting here on behalf of the U.S. government.
Suzuyo Takazato, head of the Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, has called Okinawa “Japan’s prostituted daughter.” This is a stark characterization. Takazato’s group was formed in 1995 as part of the protest against the rape of a 12-year-old girl by three U.S. servicemen based in Okinawa. For decades now, Okinawans have complained about the creation of enclaves of their island that operate as places for the recreation of U.S. soldiers. The photographer Mao Ishikawa has portrayed these places, the segregated bars where only U.S. soldiers are allowed to go and meet Okinawan women (her book, Red Flower: The Women of Okinawa, collects many of these pictures from the 1970s). There have been at least 120 reported rapes since 1972, the “tip of the iceberg,” says Takazato. Every year there is at least one incident that captures the imagination of the people—a terrible act of violence, a rape or a murder. What the people want is for the bases to close, since they see the bases as the reason for these acts of violence. It is not enough to call for justice after the incidents; it is necessary, they say, to remove the cause of the incidents.
The Futenma base is to be relocated to Henoko in Nago City, Okinawa. A referendum in 1997 allowed the residents of Nago City to vote against a base. A massive demonstration in 2004 reiterated their view, and it was this demonstration that halted construction of the new base in 2005. Susumu Inamine, former mayor of Nago City, is opposed to the construction of any base in his city; he lost a re-election bid this year to Taketoyo Toguchi, who did not raise the base issue, by a slim margin. Everyone knows that if there were a new referendum in Nago City over a base, it would be roundly defeated. But, democracy is meaningless when it comes to the U.S. military base.
Fort Trump
The United States military has a staggering 883 military bases in 183 countries. In contrast, Russia has 10 such bases—8 of them in the former USSR. China has one overseas military base. There is no country with a military footprint that replicates that of the United States. The U.S. bases in Japan are only a small part of the massive infrastructure that allows the U.S. military to be hours away from armed action against any part of the planet.
There is no proposal to downsize the U.S. military footprint. In fact, there are only plans to increase it. The United States has long sought to build a base in Poland, whose government now courts the White House with the proposal that it be named Fort Trump. Currently, there are U.S.-NATO military bases in Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria with U.S.-NATO troops deployments in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The United States has increased its military presence in the Black Sea and in the Baltic Sea. Attempts to deny Russia access to its only two warm water ports in Sevastopol, Crimea, and Latakia, Syria, pushed Moscow to defend them with military interventions. A U.S. base in Poland, at the doorstep of Belarus, will rattle the Russians as much as they were rattled by Ukraine’s pledge to join NATO and by the war in Syria.
These U.S.-NATO bases provide instability and insecurity rather than peace. Tensions abound around them. Threats emanate from their presence.
A World Without Bases
In mid-November, in Dublin, Ireland, a coalition of organizations from around the world will hold the First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases. This conference is part of the newly formed Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases.
The view of the organizers is that “none of us can stop this madness alone.” By madness, they refer to the belligerence of the bases and the wars that come as a result of them. A decade ago, a CIA operative offered me the old chestnut, “if you have a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.” What this means is that the expansion of the U.S. military—and its covert infrastructure—provides the incentive for the U.S. political leadership to treat every conflict as a potential war. Diplomacy goes out of the window. Regional structures to manage conflict—such as the African Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation—are disregarded. The U.S. hammer comes down hard on nails from one end of Asia to the other end of the Americas.
The poem by Rinko Sagara ends with an evocative line—now is our future. But it is, sadly, not so. The future will need to be produced—a future that disentangles the massive global infrastructure of war erected by the United States and NATO. The future, hopefully, will be made in Dublin and not in Warsaw; in Okinawa and not in Washington.
Vijay Prashad is a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute. He is the chief editor of LeftWord Books and the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is also the author of Red Star Over the Third World (LeftWord, 2017) andThe Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press, 2016), among other books. 
This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

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Once A Zionist, Always A Zionist: Noam Chomsky Supports US Occupation Of Syria To Protect ‘Israeli’-Aligned Kurdish Terrorists
by Jonathan Azaziah – Noam Chomsky has always been a Zionist pig. Lulling unsuspecting, burgeoning Anti-Imperialists into his web and selling them his “Manufacturing Consent” elementariness while in fact manufacturing dissent and leading them far, far away from the Empire of Zion that rules over the overwhelming majority of nation-states from east to west. The latest proof of his insidiousness is a real pisser, declaring support in The Intercept’s “American Dissident” podcast for the US occupation of certain parts of northern Syria as a means of protecting the “Rojava” project of the ‘Israeli’-aligned Kurdish separatist terrorists. Typical, really, considering The Intercept itself and its “journalism superstar” Glenn Greenwald have also been integral to the media war against the resistant Syrian state. That noted though, if you’re flabbergasted, then you’ve clearly been fast asleep for the past 7 years because Chomsky’s been as vocal vis-a-vis the Zionist-led regime change scheme against the Syrian Arab Republic as the neocon dingbats at the FDD.
Just last April as a matter of fact, Chomsky joined a group of “progressives” called the Emergency Committee for Rojava, including political theorist at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study as well as hardcore Zionist Michael Walzer and “feminist” Jews Judith Butler (a Gay International mainstay and crypto-Zionist JVP stalwart), Gloria Steinem (a CIA asset) and Debbie Bookchin (daughter of Anarcho-Zionist, Nakba-denier and ideological architect of the Kurds’ political project Murray Bookchin) calling for the American regime to sanction Turkey and continue militarily supporting the Kurds who are carving up Syrian territory for their own ethno-chauvinist aims in perfect compatibility with the usurping Judaic entity’s Oded Yinon plan.
Notice that Chomsky and his tribalist cohorts Butler, Steinem, Bookchin and Walzer would never, never, never, EVER advocate for America or any other country, superpower or not, to provide arms, training, logistics, intelligence and aerial support to the Palestinian people who have been victimized, colonized, displaced and massacred by Zionists for 70 years now. So Kurdish gangs pursuing an ‘Israeli’ stratagem of balkanization in the name of “democracy” and “feminism” and “human rights” and “socialism”? Kosher for US backing. Palestinians resisting the ‘Israeli’ stratagem of wiping them out of existence in the name of Yahweh? Unkosher and banished from the realm of US backing for all-time. Not that the Palestinian Resistance wants or would ever accept assistance from the American ZOG, it’s simply the principle of the matter. In the eyes of Chomsky and his ilk, it’s nonviolence and nonviolence alone for Palestinians if they want the “enlightened” support of “the chosen people”. Act like “Arab Gandhis” or be denied even the most basic humane acknowledgement. A hypocrisy to end all hypocrisies.
Do take into consideration that the aforementioned examples of Chomsky’s chicanery on Syria don’t tip the iceberg in the slightest degree. He’s called the democratically elected and popularly supported Syrian government “murderous” as well as “monstrous” and “brutal” with puke-triggering regularity. Indeed, these neocon adjectives are an integral part of his very lexicon. He’s waxed lyrical about the fake “revolution”, fawning over it and labeling it a “popular and democratic protest movement”. He openly declared that it was a “problem” that Assad couldn’t be ousted, bashed Russia–which has helped Syria and its other allies defeat terrorism–as “horrible” and defended Obama’s nightmarish polices in the Levant because there wasn’t an alternative. How about NOT providing billions of dollars in arms to head-chopping, church-burning, shrine-razing, Saudi-schooled psychopaths?! There’s an alternative for you, Noamie!
And speaking of the fake “revolution”, he’s also peddled the terrible lie that there are many “secular and democratic” elements to the “opposition”. This is categorically false as a) such groups were infinitesimal and entirely lacking anything resembling influence and b) literal fig leaves for the dominant armed brigades who ALL adhere to savage, sectarian, sanguinary Takfiri-Wahhabi thought.
While appearing to question the mainstream coverage of alleged gas attacks in Syria, he never missed an opportunity to say that “the Assad regime” very well could be responsible for such atrocities and is “capable” of them too, planting legerdemain-filled seeds in the minds of readers and listeners that it couldn’t be the “rebels”–who not only had access to chemical weapons but have been caught red-handed actually using them–behind these crimes, only Assad. And most insidiously, at arguably the most critical time of the entire war on Syria in 2013, he laughably suggested on a plethora of platforms that Washington and “Tel Aviv” particularly were not in fact trying to overthrow Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad nor giving guns to the terrorists and that it was all just part of the “Sunni-Shi’a conflict” anyway with “Syrians tearing themselves apart”. Imagine that this drivel passes for intellectuality.
Faux intellectuality actually. A mask (of Zion) for obfuscation. And truth be told, this sort of obfuscation is symptomatic of Chomsky’s entire tenure as a “trusted” academic and geopolitical commentator. On Libya, Noam the Gnome spread the poison that there was a “rebellion” that started “nonviolently” and then Qadhafi was about to commit “slaughter” in Benghazi, even quoting arch-Zionist Dennis Ross to back up his point that America had to intervene to stop it. This is unequivocally false. Not only was there no impending massacre nor an impending genocide… Even Zio-devil, war criminal and CFR Prez Richard N. Haass admitted as much… And not only was the “rebellion” armed from jump street by NATO, the GCC and ‘Israel’… All the (dis)info to the contrary was provided by the Zionist-founded, ‘Israeli’-led UN Watch. On Iraq, Chomsky the Conman reiterates the sectarian trash that he started on Syria, putridly saying that Sunnis are living in fear of Shi’a, and to this very day maintains the elephantine fallacy that the ’03 invasion was a war for oil. It wasn’t. It was a war for ‘Israel’. From soup to nuts. Hook, line and sinker.Chomsky may have done more to deflect attention off the overwhelming presence of Shlomo in every aspect of the destabilization and subsequent annihilation of Iraq than any other personality from the global leftist intelligentsia.
Chomsky absurdly dismisses the power of the ‘Israel’ Lobby and Jewish influence in general. He opposes boycotting the Zionist entity and while the meeker, weaker and more servile among “Palestine Solidarity Movement” activists were pathetically jumping for joy when he “clarified” this opposition by saying he doesn’t support artists being used for ‘Israeli’ propaganda, he nevertheless upheld that he has tactical differences with the very idea of the boycott. He supports the continued existence of the Zio-Tumor and the presence of the Zio-Tumor’s cancerous cells (read: ‘Israeli’ colonizers), fluctuating back and forth between calls for a “two-state solution”and a “bi-national state”. Noam! Your Zionism is showing!
On 9/11, he insanely declares, “But even if the claims of an inside job were true, which is extremely unlikely, who cares? I mean, it doesn’t have any significance.” Perhaps Chomsky the Counterfeiter suggests this tomfoolery because he doesn’t want to blow the cover of his coreligionists who masterminded the false flag attack and their Shabbos Goy agents. On the JFK assassination, Chomsky inexplicably doesn’t think it was an important event. Again, perhaps this is because, as American nationalist luminary Michael Collins Piper expertly and powerfully documented in his masterpiece “Final Judgement”, it was a network of Zionist Jews who were responsible for the hit. Even on an issue that he has written extensively about, one that he is considered a maven on, i.e. the malevolent role of United Fruit Company in the torment of various Latin American states and peoples, he mind-blowingly never discussed–not even once– that its owner Samuel Zemurray was a fanatical Zionist Jew who used the profits from the corporation as fundraising capital to buy guns for the Jewish terrorist militias that would ethnically cleanse Palestine.Noam! Your Zionism’s STILL showing!
There’s a perfect explanation for these positions too. It comes right from the mouth of the wily ol’ Yahoudling coyote himself, “I inevitably view the continuing [‘Israeli’-Palestinian] conflict from a very specific point of view, colored by these personal relationships, Perhaps this personal history distorts my perspective.” Finally! Some honesty from Chomsky the Charlatan! What he’s speaking of is his “past” life as a Zionist youth leader. He was a kibbutznik too. That’s right. Mr. “I Criticizes US Imperialismz Lotz and Lotz, I Swear I Does” participated in the colonization of Palestine. In light of this, it’s rather asinine that he’s EVER been looked at as a “dissident” when this “dissidence” never colored outside the lines that World Zionism designated for the Goyim on American college campuses–the lines being “American wars bad, very bad, let’s do radical protests bro, hell yeah” and “Existence of the fake Jewish ‘state’ good, very good, ’cause muh 6 Million (™) and muh lampshades and soap (™), don’t ever question it Goys”. Noam… Your Jewish supremacism is showing too. And it’s hideous.
To conclude, we have to stress that the title of this piece wasn’t being audacious for audacity’s sake. The Kurdish groups supported by Chomsky ARE ‘Israeli’-aligned and they ARE terrorists. You just don’t hear about it in the Zionist media. Just a few weeks ago, the PYD/YPG gangsters shut down four Syriac Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox schools in the northeastern Syrian cities of Qamishli, Darbasiyah and Derik. They’re also beating the daylights out of Assyrian community leaders and arresting as well as silencing Assyrian journalists documenting their abuses and ethno-sectarian cleansing–which is being perpetrated not only against Assyrians in Hasakeh but against Arabs in Raqqa too. Moreover, the PYD/YPG and their parent organization, the PKK, are notorious for their recruitment of child soldiers as young as just 7 years old, which stems from a most sickening criminal practice of abducting kids, as well as trafficking narcotics, including heroin, hashish and cocaine. And going back to at least 2004, just two years after the PYD was founded, the Kurdish gangs terrorizing Syrians of all stripes have been receiving intelligence and operational support for commando-style military engagements from the illegitimate ‘Israeli’ regime.
In the grand scheme of things, Chomsky the chosenoid Cullion’s enthusiasm for the US occupation of Syria is right in line with all of his other abominable stances. For Chomsky, like any Zionist, regardless of whether they claim rightism or leftism, Zionism or “Anti-Zionism”, what’s good for the Jews is good and what’s bad for the Jews is bad. Supporting the Kurds and having the world’s hegemon be at their beckoned call falls into the former category. Thus, it should be strikingly obvious: The man is a shill. A gatekeeper. An agent of disinformation and misinformation, depending on the scenario. As we mentioned in our opening, a manufacturer of dissent, ironically enough. “Professor” Noam personifies limited hangout. His aim is to cover the tracks of Zion on both the micro and macro levels. One of Shlomo’s sentinels. Could even be one of Shlomo’s spooks. And treating him as anything else isn’t merely a difference in opinion, it’s a perversion of reality. He’s not a friend of the Syrian Arab Republic or Palestine. He’s a friend of the Halakhic-Talmudic land-thieves. He’s not an adversary of Zio-Imperialism, his “career of criticisms” aside. He provides critical services for Zio-Imperialism… And its Kurdish tools. It’s all been laid out here in wallpaper that’s blue-white-six-pointed-starred-and-menorah’ed-all-over. Don’t feign ignorance again.
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NATO’s Takfiri Laundromat

✓ Turkey’s intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, named as member of terror group linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS.
✓ Turkish intelligence directly supplied military aid to ISIS for years.
✓ Turkish government siphoned military supplies to ISIS through humanitarian relief agency.
✓ ISIS fighters, including al-Baghadi’s deputy, received free medical treatment in Turkey and “protection” from Turkish police.
✓ Head of ISIS in Turkey received “24/7 protection” under the personal order of President Erdogan.
✓ Turkish police investigations into ISIS are being systematically quashed.
✓ ISIS oil is sold with complicity of authorities in Turkey and Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
✓ NATO affirms Turkey’s role as ally in war on ISIS.
Well folks, if the President’s palace in Ankara can be compared to the administrative office of a regional Hell, Recep Erdogan and his intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, a member of the Turkish branch of al-Qaida since the 1990s (according to a Turkish former counter-terrorism police chief) aptly fit the descriptions of Satan and Beelzebub respectively; but it wasn’t only Erdogan enriching his family by laundering ISIS & al-Qaida’s stolen oil and his intelligence chief Fidan arranging the shipments of weapons to ISIS & al-Qaida that laundered oil bought. Yeah, that’s what was going on with NATO’s Turkey [pun intended] through 2015, all as the complicit Western intelligence community has pretended the real problem is Assad. That is, that’s how it all went down until late 2015 when Russia stepped in shortly before the Syrian ‘regime’ would have collapsed to the takfiris. We can thank Orthodox Russia (and ‘Vlad’) Syria is not run by head-choppers with slave markets brought to you courtesy of NATO and ‘friends’ (including but not limited to Saudi money and Israeli weapons.)
But wait! It’s not ‘game over’ yet, ISIS leadership and core cadres seem to have found its way (as if by magic) to Afghanistan where they found ready logistics enough to become quickly established and I don’t think it was their arch-enemy Iran let them cross to relative safety let alone supports their new mission. How that happened is likely related to this next, where Erdogan is playing two sides (his habit of backstabbing), we begin with the preliminary circumstance:
According to the [Sochi/Idlib] agreement [between Russia, Iran, Turkey], all heavy weaponry operated by opposition [opposed to Assad] factions must be pulled out of the demilitarized zone by October 10 and “terrorist groups” should be cleared by October 15″
It is 3 October as I write this, and that’s not happening, yet.
“The sources said Moscow already informed Tehran, Damascus and Ankara that in case the above conditions were not fully implemented, Russia would therefore immediately launch a military operation and airstrikes against Idlib
According to the sources, Russia and Turkey disagree over the depth of the decentralized zone, as Moscow is seeking to annex Idlib and other main cities to it [out of opposition control], but Ankara has rejected the offer
“The second disagreement is related to the two main roads linking Aleppo to Latakia and Hama, which are considered the “main artery of the North.” Russia asked that the Syrian regime control the M4 from Aleppo to Latakia and the M5 from Aleppo to Hama before 2019. However, Ankara insists that the roads remain monitored by Russia and Turkey
Preceding, we see the Turkish side seeking to block Syria’s long term reassertion of sovereignty via access to the Idlib region.
“The third disagreement is related to the fate of extremists as Turkish officials want to transfer them to Kurdish-controlled areas while Russian officials insist on “terminating them””
This is the big disagreement in the near term, and the one we’ll be looking at a bit more closely.
“Also, the two sides disagree over the range of the Sochi agreement.
“Moscow wants it a temporary agreement similar to the ones implemented in the de-escalation areas of Daraa, Damascus Ghouta and Homs, while Ankara prefers to have it permanent, similar to the one implemented in the areas of Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations.
In plain words, Erdogan wants to keep Idlib province as a ‘moderate jihadi’ Turkish ‘protectorate.’
“Both countries hope that a Russian-Turkish-French-German summit planned for next month could contribute to solving the disputes over Idlib”
This last bit is disingenuous on the Turkish side, Erdogan is playing for time to consolidate Idlib Province in Syria as a laundered al-Qaida controlled district and the Russians have noticed:
“Terrorist organizations Jabhat al-Nusra and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham [both al-Qaida affiliates] have agreed, under pressure from Turkish intelligence, to disband and withdraw their forces from the demilitarized zone in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, Al Watan newspaper reported, citing sources with knowledge of the situation.
“Al-Watan newspaper reported, citing sources close to the Turkish Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front, that Turkish intelligence had held several meetings with the leadership of these two groups.
“The sources said that Turkish intelligence had put pressure on the groups’ leaders, while also pledging that the government would not carry out a military operation in Idlib.
“Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, in turn, pledged to change its structure and alter its jihadist ideology so that Ankara does not qualify it as a terror organization any longer, the newspaper added.
“For its part, al-Nusra promised to withdraw its troops and heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone, without any official announcement of the move, according to the media.
“Al-Nusra further promised to disband its so-called “rescue government” that manages the territories the group controls in Idlib. Part of this government will merge with the interim government created by the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces”
So, Edogan’s intelligence people, whose boss is known to have held membership in al-Qaida, is rapidly changing al-Qaida’s label and reintegrating them to Idlib’s ‘moderate rebel’® governing structures. That sounds very far removed from Russia’s sensible determination to ‘terminate’ the takfiri terrorists even as Erdogan claims he is working with the Russians to eliminate the radicals. Meanwhile, as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov had stated the task of isolating the radicals… “is not easy”and hoped that Turkey would “succeed”… it would appear it was easier than he could have imagined (far too easy, in fact.)
This analysts conclusion? Erdogan is in process of backstabbing Putin and it is not a wise choice, particularly considering Erdogan’s backstop is the Russophobic Trump administration’s desire to preserve and protect the bad players, doubtless so they may be employed to do the empire’s dirty deeds on another day:
“For the President, who is Commander in Chief, to act as the protective big brother of al-Qaeda and other jihadists must be condemned…”
Of course it should come as no surprise the USA’s so-called ‘efficient institution’ would work with American media to deny Americans this information; and go so far as to have the Department of Homeland Security warn Americans away from Russian media where these facts indeed ARE reported. No surprise, one might wonder? Well, no surprise if you’d had access to this bit of history:
“By the end of 1962 this nation had gone so far down the line following the Agency [CIA], the new Special Forces doctrine, the MAP [Military Assistance Plan]and the new U.S. philosophy as outlined in the President’s Committee report, that it was saying openly it was well on its way to carrying out as top national policy a major clandestine operation so big in fact that the entire government would be involved. Obviously, it could not be really clandestine in the sense that it would be kept secret from our enemies; on the contrary, it was a new kind of “clandestine”, so it would be kept secret from all Americans” –L. Fletcher Prouty, Pentagon liaison to the CIA
To carry this operation out, and see where we are today, it were only necessary for the CIA to establish a lap-dog American press. They’ve done it. The Russian press as alternative to American press most certainly isn’t a perfect vehicle but; the Russians will report the treason in DC whereas the Washington Post and New York Times will not.
By Ronald Thomas West

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