Saturday 9 December 2017


On December 7, the Palestinian al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades fired several rockets at the Israeli settlements of Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev north of the Gaza Strip. The group said in a statement that this was only the first response to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and said that more actions will follow. The Israeli Defense Forces said that a battle tank and a warplane had targeted two posts in Gaza in response to the shelling.
According to local sources, Israeli warplanes are highly active over Gaza as the situation escalates.
Earlier, Politburo Chief of the Palestinian Hams movement Ismail Haniyeh called for an uprising against Israel. He said that December 8 “should be a day of rage and the beginning of a major effort to rise up, which I will name the intifada of Jerusalem and the West Bank’s freedom.”
“As we liberated Gaza, we are able… to free Jerusalem and the West Bank by the way of this popular struggle,” he added.
Haniyeh emphasized that the US decision amounted to a “war declaration against Palestinians” that “killed” the Israel-Palestinian peace process.
Meanwhile, tensions between Palestinians and Israeli forces have been reported in multiple areas. The situation is heading towards a dangerous level of escalation.
In Syria, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formelry Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies repelled an attack from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) on the village of al-Shakusiyah in northeastern Hama. Militants allegedly destroyed a SAA battle tank on Rabdah Hill with an ATGM.
Meanwhile in southern Aleppo, west of Khanasser, the SAA destroyed 3 HTS vehicles and killed 10 members of the terrorist group.
ISIS resumed its operations in northeastern Hama and entered the villages of Abu Ajwah, Muylah Ben Hadib, Shihat al-Hamra and Qasr bin Wardan which had been controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Tiger Forces will soon be redeployed to northeastern Hama and southern Aleppo after they have finished their tasks in eastern Syria following the liberation of the entire western bank of the Euphrates from ISIS.

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Trump’s Al-Quds Move is a Natural Progression of US Policies

09-12-2017 | 09:16
In its pursuit of legitimacy, the political and military establishment in Tel Aviv has often attempted to justify the “Israeli” occupation of Palestine by claiming that it was an embodiment of a biblical covenant.
US President Donald Trump
In 1971, then-“Israeli” Prime Minister Golda Meir famously claimed that “Israel” “exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy.”
Aside from justifying hypothetical “Israeli” military adventures from the Nile in Egypt to the Euphrates in Iraq, this claim also guarantees perpetual war in the region – driven by one side’s uncompromising notion of a moral high ground and its rejection of the ‘other’.
Unconditional American support for this “Israeli” narrative, as well as the shared geopolitical interests of the elites in Washington and Tel Aviv, have insured the aggressive expansion of the Zionist entity over the last seven decades.
Donald Trump’s recognition of Al-Quds as the “Israeli” capital is little more than a continuation; or rather the ramping up of the same old policies – ensuring that the highly unstable Middle East continues to burn.
Of course, this decision has nothing to do with “the pursuit of peace between “Israel” and the Palestinians”, as Trump proclaimed during his announcement on Wednesday.
The so-called ‘peace process’, in which the Americans play the role of a self-appointed mediator, can best be described as a scheme guaranteeing the annexation of Palestinian land and the suppression of Palestinian rights.
Former US diplomat Jim Jatras believes that Trump’s Al-Quds move further underscores the fact that the negotiations were never meant to spawn “an independent Palestinian state.”
“I think this simply makes clear what has been latent all the time; there will not be a peace settlement,” Jatras opined.
In the best interests of the United States
During his short speech at the White House, Trump also directed the state department to start making arrangements to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds.
He asserted that this was in “the best interests of the United States”.
However, Trump’s announcement did not only manage to provoke condemnation from US foes, but its allies as well.
The move infuriated Palestinians and the entire Muslim world. Within minutes of the speech, US embassies in Turkey, Jordan, Germany and Britain issued security alerts urging Americans to exercise caution.
Meanwhile, US troops in Afghanistan were put on a special notice and threats from a number of armed groups in the Middle East only stoked fears of attacks on American military installations.
Grant Smith, who works as the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, warned that “unless the US can free itself from the “Israel” lobby’s hold over the political campaign contribution process, it is just going to reel from disaster to disaster and undermine its own national security and credibility”.
A violation of international law
Trump’s Al-Quds move does not only offer renewed support for illegal “Israeli” settlement expansion, it also endorses the decades-old religious obscurantism articulated by Zionist heavyweights like Golda Meir – validating their claims to the ‘promised land’.
Often lost in the translation is the fact that Al-Quds is an indisputable part of occupied Palestine, recognized as such by both the UN General Assembly and multiple Security Council resolutions.
As such, Trump’s declaration is a blatant violation of international law.
“The message that Trump sent out from the White House is that the United States under the Trump Administration will reward countries for violating international law,” said Ramallah-based political analyst Nour Odeh.
“[They] will reward countries for being bullies, will reward countries for violating human rights and shield them from any kind of accountability,” she added.
The barrage of international criticism directed at the White House over the announcement testifies to the illegality of the move and Washington’s seemingly reckless approach to international affairs.
The deal of the century
Amid growing fears over the possible repercussions of Trump’s announcement and a spike in violence across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told his Russian counterpart that Trump’s announcement is part of an elaborate plan.
“Rex [Tillerson]… hinted to me that the United States is expecting to strike a ‘deal of the century,’ which would resolve the Palestinian-‘Israeli’ problem in one swoop,” Sergey Lavrov said.
“We certainly want to understand how they see this happening,” he added.
And Lavrov is not the only one beaming with anticipation.
During an emergency meeting of the Security Council, convened to discuss Trump’s decision, UK’s ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, called on the US to release detailed proposals for an “Israeli”-Palestinian settlement.
Few are buying Trump’s now widely discredited ‘art of the deal’ tactics.
According to Grant Smith, “there is no plan”.
So if Trump’s policy is really more of the same and if his maneuvers are largely driven by his domestic concerns as some have suggested, what comes after the Al-Quds declaration?
Fueling more hostilities in the Middle East risks further undermining “Israel’s” regional clout at a time when countries like Iran and Turkey are only strengthening and expanding their regional alliances.
Such schemes can only translate into further losses for Washington and a further suppression of American influence in the region.
Source: Al-Ahed News

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Day Of Rage: 2 Palestinians Martyred in Clashes with «Israeli» Forces after Trump’s Declaration – Saudi Warplanes Fly over Pro-Palestinian Crowded Rallies in Yemen

Day Of Rage: 2 Palestinians Martyred in Clashes with «Israeli» Forces after Trump’s Declaration

Local Editor
At least two Palestinians had been martyred and about 770 others have sustained injuries when clashes broke out between “Israeli” forces and Palestinians demonstrating in protest against the recent decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize “Israeli”-occupied al-Quds [Jerusalem] as the capital of the Tel Aviv regime despite widespread international opposition to the measure.
Palestinian Protesters
Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Palestinians staged rallies in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, located 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of al-Quds, Bethlehem, Nablus, al-Khalil (Hebron).
Hundreds of people marched from Ramallah downtown to the entity’s “Bet Eil” army checkpoint after Friday noon prayers.
Clashes reportedly erupted between Palestinian protesters and “Israeli” forces across the West Bank, including the cities of Jenin, Tulkarm, Qalqiliya and Ariha (Jericho).
The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said at least 612 people were injured in the occupied West Bank after being struck with either live or rubber bullets, or inhaling excessive amounts of tear gas.
In al-Quds, meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinians marched from the flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque compound to the Bab al-Amoud (also known as the Damascus Gate) shouting slogans against the United States and stressing the Arabic and Islamic identity of the city.
“Israeli” forces used live ammunition and teargas in return to disperse the protesters.
The PRCS also reported that it had provided medical treatment to a number of Palestinians, who had been savagely beaten by “Israeli” troops.
Separately, a protest against the US president’s decision to recognize al-Quds as the capital of “Israel” was held in the besieged Gaza Strip. Scores of people were injured during skirmishes with “Israeli” forces, and had to be transported to the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City to receive medical treatment.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said Mahmoud al-Masri, 30, was shot to death by “Israeli” forces in Gaza’s southern city of Khan Yunis. It also said at least 155 people were injured in the clashes. The ministry said another Palestinian, identified as 54-year-old Maher Atallah, who had been shot by “Israeli” troops in Gaza, succumbed to his injuries hours later.
On Wednesday, Trump announced his decision to recognize al-Quds as the entity’s capital and relocate the US embassy in the occupied lands from Tel Aviv to al-Quds.
Al-Quds remains at the core of the “Israeli”-Palestinian conflict, with Palestinians hoping that the eastern part of the city would eventually serve as the capital of a future independent Palestinian state.

Saudi Warplanes Fly over Pro-Palestinian Crowded Rallies in Yemen

December 8, 2017
أنصار الله تدعو للمشاركة بمسيرة الوفاء للشهداء عصر اليوم بصنعاء
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis took into streets on Friday afternoon to rally against the US decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist entity.
In the Yemeni capital Sanaa, crowds responded to the call of Ansarullah leader Sayyed Abdol Malik Al-Houthi and rallied to support al-Quds against the US attempt to hide its Arab and Islamic identity in order to serve the Zionist interests.
In Saada, the Yemenis also heavily participated Friday morning in the rally held in protest of the US Jerusalem recognition under the US-Saudi warplanes which were flying over the scene.
Early on the same day, the Saudi warplanes committed a new massacre which claimed 23 Yemeni martyrs in Saada.

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فضيحة مجلجلة .. من اشترى كل أسواق الذهب في استانبول؟؟ الجواب: الثورجيون السوريون

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لايعرف الثورجوين السوريون كيف هزموا وقد وقفت معه أعظم دول العالم وأغناها .. بل وكل وسائل الاعلام والتضليل .. وتحولت مساجد العالم الاسلامي الى ثكنات لتجنيد المتطوعين ..

ولم يخطر ببال أحدهم تفسير كيف أن العالم كله وقف يتحدى الأسد وجيشه وشعبه ولكن دون جدوى .. يحاول الثورجيون أن يضعوا أيديهم على سر قوة الاسد وشعبه وجيشه رغم المؤامرة الكونية عليهم .. ويعزي المعارضون النفس وهم يظنون أن الروس والايرانيين وحزب الله وقفوا بصلابة الى جانب الدولة الوطنية السورية وحرموا الثوار من النصر الذي كاد ينجز .. لكن الثورجيين الأغبياء لايريدون ان يسمعوا مأساتهم .. وهي أن من هزمهم هو فقدانهم لشيء واحد فقط هو الأخلاق .. فشعاراتهم كانت بلا أخلاق وقصصهم محشوة بالأكاذيب .. وطلباتهم ملأى بالغرور والصلف والبطر .. وتعنتهم كان مأجورا لغيرهم .. ولذلك فان هذه الاجواء لن تفرز الا خيانات ولصوصية وسرقة وطعنات في الظهر .. وأنانية .. وجشعا .. فكانت الطبقة التي قادت كل شيء هي أكثر الطبقات فسادا على الاطلاق .. وهي الطبقة التي التصقت كالعلقة بـ (النظام) ولما سقطت من كثرة ماملأت بطنها بالدم الذي لعقته ..التصقت بجسد مايسمى (الثورة السورية) وغرزت خراطيمها في أكياس الذهب وامتصت كل شيء ..
أن كل من تنطح لتزعم الثورة وقيادتها والاشراف عليها سياسيا كان يرى الثورة مثلما كان حمد بن جبر وأميره بن خليفة يريان سورية (صيدة ونتهاوش عليها) .. فكل الثورجيين تبين انهم عارضوا وانشقوا وسبوا وشتموا لقاء المال الذي كان يتدفق كالأنهار وليس بسبب الكرامة المنقوصة كما زعموا والحاجة لاستنشاق الحرية التي حرموا منها .. وكان هناك مئات الفصائل المسلحة التي ينهمر عليها المال كالمطر .. ولكن المطر هطل ذهبا في استانبول وباريس ولندن .. فقد اشترى الثورجيون بما ملكته أيديهم من الاموال المنهوبة والداعمة كل مايقدرون عليه لحساباتهم الشخصية ..

اسمعوا كيف استحال سوق الذهب في استانبول الى سوق سوري بعد ان اشترى الثورجيون (بأموالهم) كل شبر في سوق الذهب التركي الضخم الأسطوري .. فمن اين لهم كل هذا؟؟؟ من التبرعات النفطية؟؟ أم من بيع معامل حلب؟؟ أم من تجارة الأثار والجنس وبيع السبايا؟؟ ام من سرقة كل ماوقعت عليه ايديهم من مؤسسات الدولة وسكك الحديد ومحطات الطاقة والصوامع والنفط والبشر والأعضاء البشرية ؟؟ أم كل هذا؟؟ أم من بيع شرفهم وبلادهم ؟؟ اليس هذا المال الحرام المسروق مالا فاسدا لاحلال فيه؟؟ الاتظنون انه سياتي يوم يتم فيه تأميم سوق الذهب التركي بمجرد رحيل حزب العدالة والتنمية ويذهب هذا المال بسهولة كما وصل بسهولة؟؟ لاتظنوا أن الأتراك سيقبلون ان يتحكم بسوق الذهب عندهم لقطاء ولصوص سوريون ..

مشاهد غريبة كأنها الخيال يرويها شاهد عيان محترم هو الدكتور أسامة فوزي مما رأى وسمع في قلب استانبول عاصمة (الثوار السوريين) .. وهو لايشبه شهود عيان الجزيرة وفيصل القاسم حتما ..
أيها الثوار .. اسمعوا وعوا .. ان مافات مات .. وان من مات منكم مات .. ولكن كل ماهو آت آت .. فاعتبروا ياأولي الالباب والثورات والسرقات .. كل من هو منكم باق .. فليسمع لثوار الكرامة والأخلاق ..

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Trump takes ‘thirty pieces of silver’ in giving away Jerusalem to those who killed Jesus

Muslim and Christian Worlds in Uproar as the 3000 year old Holy City of Patriarchs sold to Casino Boss
In a politically motivated move the repercussions of which will incite anger throughout the world, Donald Trump the elected President of the United States has made a dangerous decision, so stupidly inept as to be unbelievable, that could ignite the entire Middle East, including Turkey, Africa and Europe.
In a quid pro quo for favours rendered, this amateur president has made a decision that marks him out as the weakest incumbent of the White House in American history. Some would describe him as moronic. Whatever the correct description, he has laid the fire for a conflagration that could impact millions.
The only ones to benefit, apart from the campaign donor, being the hard-Right Likud Party of Binyamin Netanyahu who is presently under investigation for corruption regarding, inter alia, alleged kickbacks on multimillion dollar purchases of submarines from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
To have the world’s most powerful state under the control of an apparent misogynistic, moronic madman is the most frightening prospect for everyone in the international community from Europe through the Middle East to Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Any American president who is willing to betray both Christianity and Islam by selling Jerusalem, the Holy City, for ‘thirty pieces of silver’ in  order to swing an election, should not be trusted further in high office. He is too dangerous and should be removed by democratic process, in the interests not just of America but the world. 

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The Dumbing Down of America – By Design

The last thing the elite wants is an informed, empowered public mobilizing any grassroots movement to oppose government tyranny.
This presentation focuses on the myriad ways in which the powers-that-be in the United States have been systematically dumbing down Americans as a society for a very long time – all by meticulously calculated design. Originally the term dumbing down was used as a slang expression in 1933 by film screenwriters to mean “revising [the script] so as to appeal to those of lower education or intelligence.”
The most obvious example of how Americans have been dumbed down is through this nation’s failed public education system. At one time not that long ago America reigned supreme as a leading model for the rest of the world providing the best quality free public K-12 education system on the planet. But over the last many decades while much of the rest of the world has been passing us by, it seems an insidious federal agenda has been implemented to condition and brainwash a population of mindless, robotic citizenry that simply does what it’s told, and of course the brainwashing commences early in America’s schools.
But prior to delving into the many ways we’ve been duped and dumbed down through the years, a cold hard look at the devastating result seems very much in order here. With doom and gloom warnings of impending collapse, the US economy is floundering still mired in recession, emaciated and cut off from life support, as a consequence of waging too many wars around the world (be they the longest running costly defeats in US history or the fast rising dirty little Special Ops wars secretly raging on every corner of the globe or Obama’s personal favorite, state sponsored terrorism from drone-filled skies). As a pawn to the military industrial complex, the US government has chosen permanent war over its own people. This treasonous decision has decimated the middle class and created a college educated indentured class struggling in heavy debt to find any means to stay afloat. With an outsourced, now vanished manufacturing base, upward mobility and the American dream have become tragic casualties of modern life, now a sad, nostalgic bygone reminder of the once greatness of America.
With the US the biggest debtor nation on earth, Americans are drowning in debt as hopelessly trapped collateral damage from a rapidly sinking, overextended Empire desperate to remain the sole global superpower even if it means death to the whole human race. At home the hapless American population has become increasingly the victim of its own government’s tyranny and oppression under the constant roving eyeball of criminal surveillance and a brutal militarized security state, leaving its citizens defenseless without any security, liberty, freedom or place to hide. After centuries of carefully orchestrated design, oligarchs of the banking cabal have finally gotten what they’ve been plotting and scheming, globally enforced austerity and impoverishment reducing life in America and around the world to near Third World status, and absolute control. The oligarchs are counting on a dumbed down population too busy addicted to their video games or watching sports or Kim Kardashian’s latest wardrobe malfunction to even notice that a longtime oligarch eugenics plan is already well underway.
But this dismal outcome has long been in the making on many fronts. Over numerous decades a grand experiment engaging in social engineering with America’s youth has been steadily working to homogenize a lowest common denominator product of sub par mediocrity, creating generations of young Americans who can neither read nor write, nor think for themselves in any critical manner. According to a study last year by the US Department of Education, 19% of US high school graduates cannot read, 21% of adults read below 5th grade level and that these alarming rates have not changed in the last ten years. 
The international test results from the 2012 PISA indicate American students are lagging behind virtually all developed nations even more than in the past. China topped all 65 nations while US teenagers again scored at or below average in math, reading and science. That is because the current educational system is no longer about learning the basic A-B-C’s but simply cranking out a subclass of work force laborers. This tragic fall from grace of America’s once great educational system has education researcher Cynthia Weatherly referring to America’s current education system as “limited learning for lifelong labor.”
But this planned system of a New World Order (NOW) featuring a planned global economy and a planned global education system has been promoted for well over a century. The Carnegie Foundation outlined its explicit roadmap for absolute oligarch control way back in the 1930’s. Department of Education whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt exposes the conspired downfall of America’s educational system in her well documented chronicle The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America.
It turns out that America’s “father of modern education” John Dewey, an unabashed admirer of Stalin and his educational system, proclaimed his NWO agenda in 1947:
“… establishment of a genuine world order, an order in which national sovereignty is subordinate to world authority…”
As the first elected UNESCO Director-General British ProfessorJulian Huxley (brother of Brave New World’s Aldous), in 1949 had the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization pumping out pamphlets expounding the importance that children be educated devoid of any national allegiance, patriotism or family loyalties identified as the biggest barriers to their demonic ambitions:
“As long as the child breathes the poisoned air of nationalism, education in world-mindedness can only produce precarious results.”
Based on my personal experience working with America’s broken child welfare system, several weeks ago I wrote an article on the current child welfare system’s assault on the modern American family. That assault is but part of a wider, across-the-boards assault by the entire US government. The federalist fascists in Washington have been busily mounting an assault on the American family through the state run public education system as well. Like the separation of church and state, the Constitution explicitly calls for specific delineation between the federal government to stay out of the business of education, traditionally leaving it within the sovereignty of the states and local communities to govern. However, just as the US Constitution has been under assault, Washington is now unlawfully dictating mandates to the 1600 US school districts that they must comply with in order to avoid the cutoff of federal dollars. Thus, local school districts throughout this nation are presently under a subversive assault from the long arm of our authoritarian totalitarian government.
Second only to the Department of Defense in its annual budget, more US taxpayer dollars are funneled into the Department of Education than any other public sector. The discretionary budget for Education as of 2015 is $68.6 billion. And these days most of those dollars are being squandered to bankroll the privatization of an already failed educational system. Through privately run charter schools and federally mandated programs like Common Core, control has been snatched away from parents, teachers and elected local school boards.
In the Orwellian double speak deception of “school choice,” public tax funded privatized programs like Common Core have been sold as answering the need for higher educational standards. Should a school district accept even $1 from the federal government, it automatically relinquishes control to the feds, thus providing no choice to the locals. With 43 out of the 50 states already signed up for Common Core, public education run by local communities and states is clearly under siege. The federal agenda is to abolish local run school boards, abandon the letter grade system of A through F’s and seize control over the curriculum. Concealed in the fine print is the not so thinly veiled Trojan Horse promoting that same New World Order that Dewey and Huxley were driving at nearly seven decades earlier. Like it or not, even the nation’s home schoolers, private schools and students in the seven states not adopting Common Core are being impacted as textbook companies have rushed to align their books according to the dogma of the Common Core standards.
The embedded Common Core doctrine handed down from Dewey’s Progressive Education is designed to program and prepare children’s impressionable minds toward accepting the notion of collectivism. The group mind is deemed far more important than the individual mind to the extent that a child’s value is only as good as the value the child can bring to the group. As an individual one carries little intrinsic value as a human life without the greater context as the worker bee sacrificing for the maintenance of the group.
The heavy focus of public education today is primarily limited to standardized test performance and the proliferation of privatized charter schools complete with private contractors teaching the tests, usurping the authority at all levels from state, to local communities, to individual teacher’s lesson plans, to home schooling parents, largely replaced by instructional software programs.
Little thought or consideration by today’s education top down policymakers is ever given to those students who happen to score low on all these tests. To make matters worse scores are being made public access now which will only traumatize those children and schools scoring far below average. Being branded as less than carries stigmatizing effects of shame and low self-esteem that can both hurt and haunt a person their entire life. Test scores determine placement and too often those scoring lower in the youngest grades again can easily be branded for the remainder of their public education years and beyond for life. Tests always possess limitations on what they mean and measure. Many super intelligent individuals experience test anxiety and perform poorly. Yet with so much riding on test scores today, and the damaging baggage that results from lower scores and lower placements, this current system appears to be doing far more harm than good. But then that is rarely if ever taken into account when the powerful few control the lives of so many.
The New World Order educational system of the twenty-first century has been ushered in by the likes of former President Bush’s No Child Left Behind program as a transparent corporatized privatization takeover. Bush’s younger brother Neil after being banned from the banking industry after his savings and loan scandal in the late 1980’s has been making a killing with his educational software company Ignite that promises higher test scores. Behind the double speak deceit of No Child Left Behind, Washington began blackmailing school districts across America with the threat of cutting off federal funds should their test scores fail to make the cut.
This governmental design for public education to move away from actual academic learning to becoming a mere pipeline for training a docile and obedient future workforce has only accelerated on steroids during the Obama regime. With Obama’s current Secretary of Education and former CEO of Chicago public schools Arne Duncan, and current Chicago Mayor’s Rahm Emmanuel as both Obama and Duncan’s strong-arm enforcer, the scenario being played out in the murderous mean streets of Chicago is igniting the growing national debate.
The federal government busily ramrods its agenda pushing standardized tests and test performance as the packaged panacea in the form of Common Core standards and privatized charter schools under the guise of tax paid public education. Of course school privatization in many districts around this Christian nation also means Creationism is now being taught instead of evolution. Of course this systemic dumbing down of our educational system also permeates a parallel process in the dumbing down of textbooks sold to the schools. The omission of truth and inclusion of false disinformation and propaganda in school textbooks are just another form of indoctrinated mind control. This lopsided war between fascist run propaganda schools brainwashing a Brave New World youth and the local school boards, teachers and parents battling for their lives to maintain what little choice they still have left with their children is yet another pathetic cautionary tale of what the oligarch agenda is doing to destroy America today.
When those who are endowed with optimal energy and often become restless and bored with the dullard tedium of their common denominator factory education, and especially if they freely exercise an individual mind or will of their own in the classroom, they are customarily misdiagnosed and branded with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and given drug lobotomies for control purposes so the school staff can manage the herd more easily, something is diabolically wrong with the system. When teachers are burdened with overcrowding in their classrooms with 30 or more students as is extremely common today, it is a setup for failure to provide an enriching learning environment and typically leads to the above scenario of a false ADHD-drug pushing classroom culture. Yet this is typically what happens to children and young people who are generally sharper in intellect and creativity, and are inadequately engaged, stimulated and challenged in the classroom.
Instead of encouraging the gifted by teaching to their strengths, too often they are responded to punitively by either overly frustrated and/or rigid, authoritarian adults bent on maintaining some semblance of control. As a longtime therapist of children and adolescents, I have repeatedly observed this over-reactivity by adults in our educational system often caused by the fatally flawed system more than the overloaded teacher entrusted to educate and develop the intellectual capacity of our young people. Instead they too frequently squelch, impede and destroy it. The one size fits all cookie cutter system stifles learning, cognitive and intellectual development and creativity, rewarding those who acquiesce and simply do what they are told as good little boys and girls on their way to being good little employees and citizens who are so easily manipulated, controlled and subdued. They become the lifeless, walking dead who merely go through the daily motions on autopilot, too beaten down, numb and/or fearful.
A substantive quality education should teach the curious developing mind to be critical and discriminating, willing to ask questions, challenging the status quo of preconceived suppositions and accepted dogma. But then when we have a leader like President Obama telling the graduating seniors last year at Ohio State University to “reject” what they may hear about their government’s tyranny, in effect dictating how they as college educated adults should think, especially when it’s a complete and utter lie, again another disturbing warning sign that there is something extremely wrong with both the educational as well as political system. And again, more overwhelming evidence of the systematic and relentless dumbing down of America.
With an educational system that purposely misinforms and indoctrinates young people to respond as Skinnerian rats to a positive reinforcement schedule of operant conditioning, children as future adults are being shaped and programmed to become little robots easily controlled by their oligarch masters.
It is worth mentioning that the world wide web offers people around the globe much needed access to important information and knowledge. Though there is much on the internet that also is of little value regarding enrichment of website users’ minds and lives, with some effort and discriminative appraisal, people can increase their awareness and understanding by leaps and bounds if tapping the best that the internet can provide. Yet as much as it can be a valuable disseminator of truth and knowledge, the internet can also potentially empower individuals and groups of individuals to greater heights of achievement for the collective good of all humanity with its instantaneous capacity to share and communicate vital, even life saving information. The old expression that “information is power” is true.
Because of this fact that information is power, the last thing the elite wants is an informed, empowered public mobilizing any grassroots movement to oppose government tyranny. Thus, the net neutrality that Obama had promised in his campaign was met with yet more betrayal of the American people when he appointed high powered telecom exec Thomas Wheeler as head of the FCC. And in no time at all as the next predictable move, the internet is now in process of both censoring sites and charging internet consumers additional fees for individual site access.
With so many people struggling financially just to survive, pending changes to the internet would hamper and block access to whatever potential good the internet offers the public. However, in case of an emergency or crisis under martial law conditions, Obama has already stipulated that in the interest of national security, the buzzword deception used ever since 9/11 to justify all constitutional violations of civil liberties and privacy rights, access to theinternet will be cut off. This obviously would instantly sabotage and likely reverse any progress that people, groups and a potential worldwide movement might make through the vital connection network that computers provide. And with the US government planning and preparing long in advance of such an emergency, it will deploy all security apparatus and resources using police and armed forces to quell any political, social and economic unrest or revolt against the government. This power to deny internet access is also the ultimate strategy to ensure that the American public stays deaf and dumbed and powerless.
Another primary means of dumbing down America is through mass media. If the public is busily preoccupied with the superficial garbage spoon-fed to the masses every single day via television, movies, music, internet, video games that all act just as effective as the most potent drug dulling the senses and the brain, again an enormous control over the population is achieved and maintained. With so much entertainment as the modern day opiate to the masses to divert people’s attention, these weapons of mass distraction easily render people oblivious to see what is really happening in the world. Compound that with the lowest common denominator appealing to the most prurient interests such as pornography, crass materialism (using mind control techniques to manipulate consumers into spending money on false promises of sex, status and happiness), entertainment that dually serves as propaganda along with the mesmerizing effects captivated by sports that also draw enormous amounts of money, and the oligarchs have us right where they want us – numbed and dumbed.
Even the flicker rates of televisions, videos, computers and cinema by design are all programmed to contain hidden properties that physically resonate and alter the human brain’s alpha wave state to induce a hypnotic, mesmerizing, trancelike state of mind. This literally drugs and distorts the cognitive processes of the mass audience being subliminally fed input that modify and shape values, moral and ethical messages and multiple autosuggestions that carry powerful binding effects on people’s unconscious minds and future behavior. This too is another form of calculated brainwashing, mind control as well as behavior control that the media as vehicles of propaganda and disinformation constantly utilize. The constant 24/7 sensory bombardment that media puts on humans is one highly effective means of control over both culture and population.
With the consolidation of mass media in recent years limited now to just a handful of transnational giant media corporations merging with national governments, a monopoly of thought, beliefs, perceptions of reality and core values are instilled into the masses and covertly maintained. Thus, entire populations of countries and regions of the earth are easily influenced and controlled by the elite through powerful mass media outlets. Add the outright lies spewing forth nonstop from the government and mainstream media as state sponsored propaganda and mind control and the oligarchs have absolute control over a deluded, impotent and hopelessly oblivious population. With the homogenizing effects of mass media these days possessing a global outreach that is unprecedented in recorded human history and people on this planet fast become programmed sheeple and unthinking automatons under complete power and control of the oligarchs.
Along with war criminal Henry Kissinger, perhaps the most emboldened globalist associated with a prominent role in a US president’s innermost circle is Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. For years he has regularly come out with very matter-of-fact yet incredibly astute and even prophetic observations about the oligarch agenda. Way back in 1970 in his book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technotronic Era, Brzezinski envisioned:
“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”
Welcome to the twenty-first century. Brzezinski goes on to conclude that the American people will become brainwashed in giving up control of their lives to the elite that they will reach a point when they are so dumbed down and confused, they are unable to even think individually for themselves. So they can only repeat that which is downloaded into them by the constant repetition of what is driven into their heads by the mainstream media outlets. In effect, people defer the task of cognitive assessment and analysis of what is most important and real to what is simply communicated and propagated to them by the media.
Mentioned earlier in describing the addictive properties of the enticing media outlets, all drugs whether illicit or legal by their very nature dumb down people’s minds and impair their brain functioning. Yet both prescription and over-the-counter drugs are commonly addictive, always smothering symptoms be they physical, mental or emotional, acting as a quick escape or quick fix for whatever ails you. Currently an incredible near 70% of all Americans are taking at least one prescription drug. Between the multibillion dollar alcohol and tobacco industries and the multibillion dollar Big Pharma industry, these corporate entities wield colossal amounts of power in America, buying off politicians, spending billions on advertising, often times killing people whose addiction overpowers them. To a considerable extent, so called lesser drugs like caffeine and sugar also possess addictive features that also impair and endanger the mind and health if excessively consumed.
And though alcohol consumption around the world does far more damage than any and all of the so called illegal substances combined, obviously all of them create a widespread culture and practice of extremely high rates of addiction in North America and globally that both dumb users down as well as destroy their health and lives. The fact that the oligarchs, banking cabal of the West and US government working hand in hand with the drug cartels virtually control the entire international drug smuggling market, making billions if not trillions of dollars off of drugging and dumbing the masses down to easily ensure that those incapacitated pose little threat to the power elite. Rampant drug addiction in US society becomes yet another very effective means of control over millions of humans who struggle daily with their very real demons. The number of deaths related to drug overdose has jumped 540% since 1980. And whatever collateral damage results from those who die as well as those who engage in criminal activity to support their habit, with both a privatized prison industrial complex and privatized medical system, again the only profiteers feeding off the misfortunes of the afflicted are that same power elite. It’s another win-win for them.
The same damage and dumbing down effects are only added on when considering the detrimental and often lethal effects that chemically processed foods, chemical and hormone injected meat products, genetically altered organisms (GMO’s) and pesticide-ridden foods that virtually the entire American population consumes on a daily basis. The masses are poisoning themselves to death with built up toxins in their bodies. Yet because they have little choice about what they eat due most often to an inability to afford purchasing higher priced organic food, of course exacerbated by Monsanto willfully, maliciously obstructing their access to information when profit is deemed far more valuable than human life. Thus far, despite Vermont’s passage of law as the first state requiring GMO labeling in 2016, Monsanto has had its way bribing the Food and Drug Administration and court system to maintain its impunity in its monumental damage to the health and well being of humans, a dying bee population and a multitude of life forms on the planet.
The same can be said for the known toxin fluoride that is added to America’s drinking water from the tap. One of the most researched side effects is diminished intelligence. The list goes on and on how the power elite continue to endanger and harm the public. Vaccines loaded with mercury and other known toxic metals cause major health problems that also kill people. Chemtrails of more toxic metals raining down everyday for decades on defenseless people from military planes cannot possibly have a positive impact on human health. Manmade as well as the earth’s electromagnetic waves can also have the capacity to alter the electromagnetic activityin the human brain which in turn can alter thoughts, emotions and behavior. For years “black ops” have been experimenting to fine tune and harness this phenomenon as a military weapon. Yet unsurprisingly the powers-that-be continue denying and lying to the public maintaining that no ill effects from any of these controversial sources pose any real danger. Yet many even among the dumbed down US population can discern and suspect that all these actions committed by the powerful do in fact cause harm. Due to the government’s ultra-secrecy, the extent of that harm is still largely unknown.
The totality of destructive damage that transnational corporations have perpetrated against all forms of planetary life has destroyed the eco-systems of thousands upon thousands of animal and plant species. Of the five times that life on earth has become massively extinct in the past, we humans are rapidly causing the sixth great cycle of mass extinction and the first and fastest due to manmade effects in the form of rising global air and water temperatures and over-polluted water, air and soil. The dead zones across the planet are spreading faster rates of extinction amongst plant and animal life than at any prior time in the earth’s known history. Destruction of our living habitat and eco-system carries perhaps the most damning, ultimate dumbing down effect that the oligarchs have caused. But then they no doubt have laid out their own contingency plan utilizing a hidden technology that can save them when the lights go out on mother earth for the rest of us lowly expendables.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing.

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ديسمبر 8, 2017

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– تكفّل القرار الرئاسي الأميركي بوضع القانون الصادر عن الكونغرس باعتبار «القدس مدينة موحّدة غير قابلة للتقسيم عاصمة لإسرائيل» بإنهاء مرحلة عمرها أربعة عقود على المستوى الفلسطيني والعربي والإسلامي، عنوانه التفاوض طريق لنيل الحقوق وفي طليعتها القدس الشرقية، وللتفاوض شروط أوّلها إسقاط بندقية المقاومة وإنهاء عهود الاستقلال السياسي عن الهيمنة الغربية، والتخلّي عن كلّ توجه نحو الشرق بقطبيه روسيا والصين، والعداء لإيران التي رفعت منذ ذلك التاريخ، يوم ولدت ثورتها بالتزامن مع ولادة اتفاقيات «كامب ديفيد»، شعار اليوم إيران وغداً فلسطين. وللتفاوض شروط أهمّها خوض حروب «إسرائيل» بالوكالة عنها، ومنذ ذلك التاريخ تهوّدت القدس وضاعت معالمها، وسقطت مصر في قبضة «إسرائيل» سياسياً وقيّدت أمنياً، وسقط فيها مشروع الدولة الوطنية، وصارت السعودية سيدة القرار العربي، وصارت القواعد الأميركية على مساحة العالمين العربي والإسلامي، وانتشرت الفتن، والحروب الأهلية والداخلية، وها نحن اليوم من سورية إلى العراق إلى مصر إلى اليمن إلى ليبيا نشهد نتاج الحقبة الأميركية «الإسرائيلية» السعودية، وها هو الإرهاب الذي بدأ كأوّل استثمار لحساب الحروب الأميركية بالوكالة بشراكة إسلامية في أفغانستان ينهش لحمنا.

– في قلب هذه الحقبة ولدت المقاومة التي يقودها اليوم السيد حسن نصرالله ويشكّل عنوانها، ونجحت بفضل العزم وصدق النية والإخلاص للخيار، وعدم الالتفات للخلف، وبفضل الدعم السوري والإيراني، تمكّنت من تحرير جنوب لبنان عام 2000، ولاحقاً من هزيمة العدوان «الإسرائيلي» في تموز 2006، وسارت فلسطين على الطريق فتحرّرت غزة عام 2005، وشكلت هذه المقاومة بعد ذلك القيمة المضافة في توازن ردع منع الحروب «الإسرائيلية» الأميركية، وفي تشكيل رأس الحربة للنصر على الإرهاب. وها هو القرار الأميركي حول القدس يُسدل الستار على خيار التفاوض ووهم القدرة على حماية القدس من التهويد واستعادتها عاصمة لدولة فلسطينية، ويسقط الحقبة التي شكل هذا الشعار عنوانها، وبقدر ما تتجه عيون الفلسطينيين والعرب والمسلمين والمسيحيين وأحرار العالم نحو القدس، تتجه نحو سيد المقاومة، فهذه حقبته وهذه حربه، ولم يبقَ في الساحة سواه.

– المقاومة اليوم بقيادة السيد نصر الله قوة إقليمية مهيبة، وشريك في معادلات كبرى، ورمز لقوى شعبية وسياسية وعسكرية ممتدة عبر العالمين العربي والإسلامي، والقرار الأميركي يضعها أمام مسؤوليات صعبة في طبيعة القرار الاستراتيجي، هل تقدّم خطاب الوحدة الذي يدعو بعقلانية لمدّ اليد وبناء الجسور تحت شعار وقف الحروب البينية أملاً بالتوحد حول القدس، وتقديم لائحة مطالب متواضعة للنظامين العربي والإسلامي، فيتسنّى لها التمهيد لنهوض سياسي هادئ يراكم القوة لخط المقاومة، ويتيح فرصة هضم الانتصارات المحققة في سورية والعراق، ويتيح لهما النهوض والاستعداد للمرحلة الجديدة، ويمنح فرص لتسوية في اليمن، ولتعاون مصري جزائري تدعمه قوى المقاومة لإنهاء الحرب في ليبيا، ويحفظ للعلاقة مع روسيا معادلات تقدر على استيعابها ليُؤسَّس عليها بهدوء مزيداً من مصادر القوة، فتضيع لحظة الغضب أو تبرد، أم يستثمر لحظة الغضب ويرفع سقف الخطاب والموقف لحدّ الدعوة لإغلاق السفارات الأميركية واستهداف القواعد الأميركية في المنطقة، وتجريم الذين تعاونوا مع أميركا في حروبها ودمّروا المنطقة والسير بتدفيعهم فواتير ما فعلوا، وربما يؤدّي ذلك إلى مخاطرة بالمنجزات في سورية والعراق والعلاقة مع روسيا ومصر، ويأخذ المنطقة إلى استقطاب حادّ تقف فيه «إسرائيل» مع حلفائها وقوى المقاومة مع حلفائها في لحظة توازن رعب؟

– فلسطين وشرفاؤها كما كلّ أنصار خط المقاومة في المنطقة، ومعهم الأحرار في العالم ليس لديهم سوى أنت سيّد المقاومة ليتخذ القرار ويرسم وجهة البوصلة. وتلك هي اللحظة التاريخية لقرار مصيري سيرسم وجهة المنطقة وربما العالم كله، والكلّ ينتظر منك الجمع المبدع بين الخيارَيْن، خيار استثمار لحظة الغضب، لكنه يوظفها في سياق تراكم القوة وحماية المنجزات، وصولاً لبلوغ التوازن الحاسم اللازم لخوض الحرب التي يرسم خطتها وينتظر لحظتها.

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