Who Are The Illuminati?

Who Are The Illuminati?

By Richard Stone 

“A loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires” (Paul Simon).
“The world is governed by far different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes” (Benjamin Disraeli).
“Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes the laws” (Mayer Rothschild).

Conspiracy theory is the theory that most of the world is secretly governed by a small group of men who operate behind the scenes. Conspiracy theory is now an accepted turn of phrase but sometimes one hears the expression, sometimes whispered rather than spoken. “The Illuminati”.

What does this mean? Who are the Illuminati? They are, in essence, a cartel of international bankers and industrialists based in Western Europe and North America. The names of certain families persist over long periods of time. Some of the most important names are Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Lazard, Warburg, Schroder and Schiff.

The pivotal family is probably the house of Rothschild, the descendants of Mayer Rothschild (1743 – 1812) of Frankfurt. The male descendants of this family, for at least two generations, generally married first cousins or even nieces. The family established banking institutions in Vienna, London, Naples and Paris as well as Frankfurt. Ever since the middle ages, these families have been building their power by lending money at rates of interest to the monarchies and governments of Europe who were forever in debt, particularly in times of war. Sooner than tax the population to raise funds, always an unpopular measure, they usually preferred to borrow money from the money-lenders. This was the birth of the concept “the national debt.” The countries of the world are forever in debt but where there is a debtor there is a creditor – who is this money owed to? It is owed to this coterie of international bankers.

By the nineteenth century the power of the Rothschild family was immense. They increased their wealth with great cunning and cleverness, while maintaining a low public profile. A notable example of their methods was their exploitation of the battle of Waterloo. The Rothschilds had spies watching the course of the battle and as soon as became evident that Wellington had won, a Rothschild agent traveled at maximum speed to London, arriving hours before Wellington’s own messenger. Rothschild received the messenger and began conspicuously selling his stocks. The whole stock exchange assumed that Wellington had lost and Napoleon had won so everybody started selling, at this point, other Rothschild agents bought up huge stocks at give-away prices. Thus an already massive fortune was massively increased.

The Rockefeller family may be equally important. The pivotal figure in this family was J.D.Rockefeller, who made his fortune out of Standard Oil or Esso in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also controlled the railroads. When rival road transport systems were established he attempted to block them by parking his trains across the roads at level crossings. His basic business technique was the elimination of competitors at all costs, followed by the establishment of a monopoly, followed by profit taking. He rapidly gained a name for huge wealth, secrecy and hard and dirty business practice. In his later years he had a harsh and gaunt appearance, so to counter his bad “public image” JD more or less invented the PR industry. He had short films of himself made, calculated to charm the public, himself playing golf with a pretty little child for instance. This film was shown on TV recently. It has a rather false and amateurish air but was very effective with the public of the day.

The Rockerfellers currently have controlling interests in Exxon (the world’s biggest company) and the Chase Manhattan Bank, which turns over trillions of dollars a week. With so many billions in their hands already, what does more money mean? Obviously it means more power and more control over other human beings, but to what end and in whose name?

Apparently in the name of Lucifer, the fallen angel also known as the bringer of light, hence the name “Illuminati”, which means “the enlightened ones”. Lucifer is also known for the characteristics of pride, deception and impermanence. The illuminati were apparently founded in Bavaria in 1770 by one Adam Weisshaupt, a student of the Jewish philosopher Mendelsohn, and backed by the Rothschild family. The society has always been based on the lodges of Freemasonry, which was taken over at the highest levels during the course of the eighteenth century by agents of the Illuminati. Freemasonry is a very secretive institution, to the extent that members at one level do not know what members at another level are doing. Hence it is an organisation which is full of bonhomie and good deeds at the lower and middle levels, while its motives and deeds at the highest levels veer towards the dark side.

Both Freemasonry and Judaism have strong roots in the ancient Egyptian systems of religious belief, and it was this very similarity which attracted the illuminati to Freemasonry, for most of them were Jewish. It is a source of controversy today to speculate whether or not they are still predominantly Jewish. No unfair racism intended – they either are or they aren’t. Certainly there is much evidence to suggest that they are not, George Bush for instance, a prominent illuminati figure and obviously not Jewish.

The all seeing eye on the U.S. Dollar Bill

The United States of America is more or less a creation of Freemasonry. The symbol of Freemasonry was placed on the cornerstone of the Whitehouse, while the assembled Freemasons lodges stood and watched the ceremony. The famous all-seeing eye in the pyramid appears on the one dollar bill. It is one of the main symbols of Freemasonry. This bill also bears the inscription, in Latin, “1776, the year of inception of a new world order”. If one joins the dots formed by the stars of the thirteen original states one obtains an exact Star of David.

The goal of the IlIuminati is total control of the world. The only nations, which are holding out against their power, are some Islamic nations and China but this resistance is limited because the Illuminati have crushing economic power.

There are certain methods of subjugation and control which are indispensable to this power. The first is, of course, complete control over all financial systems, all borrowing and lending. All banks, all building societies, all insurance companies have to be under their control. At the lowest level even the smallest bank will be forced to toe the line. At the highest level the World Bank decides the fate of countries. It is an interesting and amazing fact that both the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank of England are controlled by these Illuminati dynasties, in spite of the names of these banks, which suggest that they are run for public benefit. It is said that both Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy wanted to change this system.

The second essential component is control of the media. It is controlled through business fashion. If the board meeting, or the management meeting, or the sales meeting, or the training meeting suggests that facts should be presented in a certain way, who is going to present them differently? There is an implied threat to one’s job and one’s career. Few people would gladly face demotion, retrenchment or the dole and most people are so ambitious they will do nearly anything “reasonable” to court favour with their superiors. This is how business is controlled and the media is the most important part of business, for it controls people’s minds. People are very suggestible and often lend more credence to what they see on “the box” than to what happens on their own street. The Illuminati know this and use this suggestibility factor to the full. Lenin’s key move during the Russian revolution was the capture of the radio station.

The third factor in the control system is the universities, and through them the whole education system. Particular effort is put into the schools of sociology, politics, economics and education, hence “liberal” systems of education which are often degenerate and even violent. Their men are inserted into the universities through the power of funding by big business. They then spread their influence downwards through tertiary to secondary and primary education.

The fourth factor is the enormous influence wielded by two similar organisations, The Council of Foreign Relations in the USA and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England. These institutions are schools for statesmen, Illuminati statesmen. They are the stamping grounds of men such as Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinksi and Lord Carrington. These two “think tanks” have a crucial influence on all US and British governments, no matter which party is “in power”. The statesmen produced by these institutions can and do decide the fate of nations.The tax-exempt foundations are also instruments of Illuminati power. The Ford foundation and the Rockefeller foundation are two prominent examples of this type of “charitable” institution. They were heavily involved in supporting various communist powers when the cold war was at its height. Communism versus capitalism arms race = more money and power for the Illuminati. So these are some of the structures through which the Illuminati work but what methods do they use?

Pitting one side against the other, using a theory devised by Hegel, which is: Thesis versus antitheses – synthesis.

Every force tends to have an opposite counterforce. The conflict between the two results in a new situation, the synthesis. The illuminati make it their business to be the synthesis. Thus no problem situation is ever “nipped in the bud” it is rather fostered and used, just as the Soviet Union was fostered and used.

The insertion of immigrant groups into countries is a variation of this divide and rule process. Each group can be played off against the other.

“Double talk” and “double think”. George Orwell knew instinctively what was going on when he invented these two expressions:
I categorically deny = it will happen a bit later.
Peace = war by another means.

To say one thing and do another is fundamental to Illuminati practice. They believe that the public will accept these lies through laziness and wishful thinking. Unfortunately they are usually correct.

“Keep them busy busy busy, back on the farm with the other animals.” We are kept so busy with business (or busyness) that we do not understand or participate in the decisions and events that will crucially affect our future.

When a real power move is made it is usually done secretly and suddenly often with the pretence that nothing has happened. There is preparation for opposition, but conflict is often not necessary as most people have been trained to be so passive that they will probably not create an effective opposition.

Use of front men in important positions. These front men have the characteristic of “servile obedience”, probably because of a blot or blots on their character which they are anxious to conceal. Most of the Presidents of the USA fall into this category. The current situation springs to mind. Behind the opponent stands the man with real power, who has long been groomed for this position. Men like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski and George Bush are in this category.

The assassination of opposing leaders as quietly and as secretly as possible, so as to simulate a natural death. If this is not possible due to time constraints or other limited circumstances, surrogates are used and the lines of suspicion are covered by deception, false accusation and if necessary, multiple assassinations. Induced heart attacks, fake motor accidents and apparent suicides are also favoured methods of assassination.

Social engineering. An easily manipulated rabble is what is required. Mixed population groups with weak morals, weak traditions, low educational standards and weak group willpower are the aim. Those with special aptitudes can be taken out and trained to serve the illuminati for technical purposes, security purposes or as part of the propaganda apparatus. The middle class will become surplus to requirements and will be reduced to relative poverty.

Mockery and submission of the manners and morals of societies which show any resistance. Control of the media, the fashion industries and the education systems are essential components in this strategy. “Free love”, the cult of youth, mockery of the Christian and Muslim faiths also fall into this category. “I don’t give a rats ass about Jesus Christ” is one recent masterpiece from one of Hollywood’s biggest starts. He probably didn’t realise what he was saying, which makes him a “useful idiot’. A “useful idiot” is much more effective than a conscious supporter. By these means of subversion societies and nations are conquered from within and open battle is usually not necessary.

The conduct of unrelenting economic warfare. This is the real war and continues even while the bombs are falling and the bullets are flying. The important part is the control of the enemy’s economy after the conflict. The recent economic crash in the far-eastern countries is in reality an assertion of the Illuminati’s economic power, an expression of economic dominance. The Illuminati now control 10-15% of the Japanese economy. This is public knowledge, that is what has been bought at bargain prices. In reality they probably control much more.

Control and exploitation of the standards of public health. The sale of prescription drugs is a huge business generating mega profits. Medical operations and treatments can also be very profitable to big business. These extreme treatments have their place but are over-used for the sake of profit.

In fact big business, particularly the big drug companies, have a vested interest in the ill health of the population. These companies, working through the US Food and Drug Administration, have tried to suppress the health food industry. In this they have largely failed but now the game is to own it and control it so that health foods can only be afforded by the elite.

Argument through defamation of character. The factual debate is ignored while characters are defamed. This is usually a very effective technique as many human beings are very suggestible and seem reluctant to use their reasoning abilities. Thus a “smear campaign” can easily draw attention away from the facts.

To conclude, it is growing increasingly evident that a world government is developing, and many would say that it is probably no bad thing, but few have asked for what purpose this “new world order” is created. Nor have they asked themselves what the consequences will be. These consequences (or some of them) will probably be as follows:

• Increasing profits for big business, increasing poverty for the middle class (who they despise). A rapid decline in moral standards and the promotion of social decay.

• Transience. Jobs that don’t last; neighbourhoods that don’t last.

• Increasing levels of crime and violence.

• Decline and demise of public services; replacement by private enterprise – good service for the few who can afford it.

• Ongoing ill health for the bulk of the population because of stress; poor quality foods; food additives; genetic engineering; pollution and drugs. There may be good health for those who can afford it – only the rich and well informed.

• The gradual phasing out of national governments, which will have powers more like the regional governments of today.

• The formation of several conglomerations like the United States.

In time a world leader will be announced, a real one this time. A pity he will have a cynical contempt for the most of humanity. Do we deserve it?

The Troubles of Life are all in Our Minds

Visible Origami — May 1, 2016

Dog Poet Transmitting……..
These last few months I have felt as if I were adrift on an unknown sea; some sort of holding tank with a sense of great detachment as if I were not where I am, as if I were dreaming I am here instead of here. It is not unpleasant, it is just strange. Could it have something to do with now being on the far coast where I have not been in 20 years? It used to be this is how I felt when I was in California. Recently I was in California and did not feel this way at all. In fact, aside from a constant weirdness where I was residing, I had a remarkable time and met all kinds of wonderful people. I really wanted to stay in the area but was not allowed to for various reasons and something wonderful opened up here at the same time so… one goes with the cosmic flow that closes doors and opens others. We haven’t always been spot on about our choices but lately we’ve been on the money, except as concerns this very unusual sense of displacement.
One day follows the next and every night is filled with vivid dreams that seem to follow like episodes of a cable TV series. These are idyllic, more than Game of Thrones like; thank god. We want to know if the reader is experiencing any sort of reality bending sequencing that is remarkable for its consistency and endurance.
A couple of days ago I was seriously depressed. I don’t usually get depressed. Usually I am bubbling with optimism and enthusiasm. I thought this state might have been generated by a particular event but now I have seen this, which was sent to me by a friend and I noted certain references that were made; one having to do with depression. On the other hand, I looked on the CalTEch site and various other earthquake registries and there was NO mention of a 7.0 quake. Maybe I missed it. I noticed also the manner in which the article was written. It had a kind of lunacy about it; something made up out of whole cloth. I’ve been wrong about some things before so… maybe I am wrong about this. The earthquake is said to have originated in Vanatu. I couldn’t find anything on that either, which doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I didn’t look that hard.
There is a heightened frequency of lunacy going around all over the world in the media, whose job it is, or seems to be, to ratchet up madness, to cheer-lead for insanity. Meanwhile, on the streets of this world, the streets I have traveled, people appear normal, except when they don’t but that has always been the case. I haven’t been in any big cities, except for the train stations. People have always looked more than slightly nuts to me but that is generally based on their values and interests such as they appear to me. Alternatively, I might be the one who is crazy and that is fine with me.
Still, it is not difficult to see the disconnect between what the media is saying and what one’s eyes and the translating mind tell one. It is not difficult to see the nature and direction of ordinary souls and the direction in which extraordinarily deceived or evil souls seek to route them.
There are obviously a series of agendas at work, whose intent is to sow the seeds of chaos and confusion around the globe, while perverting every natural instinct into something other than what nature intended it to be. I’m not being specific here as far as all the possibilities of appetite are concerned. I am being comprehensive; across the board so to speak. It’s not just some new sexual twist every year. It is all the drives that we possess. They are after every one of them. It is everyone of our ideals and dreams. They are after every one of them.
I really wonder about the public mind; all those little access points into the one mind, all those shapes of consciousness defined by the manner in which they define it or have it defined for them. It shouldn’t be that easy but I observe from history that it has been, over and over again. It has to do with the programming on one hand and the fear and desire on the other. Most animals die more quickly than they might wish, in the pursuit of sex and food. That often involves crossing the road.
I’ve been told for a long time, “rely on me. You don’t have to go anywhere for anything. It will all come to you.” I wasn’t told this for the longest time. For the longest time the conversation was mostly one way, except for when I was in an altered state, or out of the blue during some brief burst of serendipity. Now I hear about it on a daily basis. It is probably the result of determined pursuit over a long period of time. You finally wear a big enough aperture and… what was being said all along begins to be heard all along. It is like a story I once heard about how the stars in the sky are holes that got worn through the darkness by the relentless brilliance of entities of light who did not give up until they had accomplished this great work.
I have come to see that some of us are just different from the rest and that is true in both good and bad ways. Some of us are after the real answer and are unwilling to take any convenient or easy alternatives On the other hand, some of us are out to do the maximum injury to others for the purpose of personal profit or simply for the enjoyment they get from it. There are those who do evil for the sheer pleasure of it. Some of us are ill made and nothing but their departure will have any positive result. Some of us are committed to such a degree on the better side of things that nothing will satisfy our breath and our beating hearts but that we find the secret source of all things. In between the extreme positive and negative of our collective mass are the bleating sheep; attended by seen and unseen shepherds and tracked by hungry wolves.
We hear stories and some of us have done a great deal of reading in our times and we are given the impression that bad things happen to good people. Nothing happens that is not engineered or ordained and nothing that happens is not to our advantage, despite appearances to the contrary. You might be carrying a metaphorical backpack filled with all manner of baggage from the past. You’ve been carrying it for so long that you no longer remember that you are carrying it. The weight is there but you have grown so accustomed to it. One day a metaphorical snatch and grab artist goes flying past you and steals the bag. Your first thought is that you have been violated and important things have been taken from you but you notice that you are much lighter than you have ever been and all those important things were not only unimportant but liabilities. We go through life accumulating items of negative value that we have given positive value. Behind all of this, the real culprit is that we think we know. Until we know that we don’t know, we are condemned to operate within the parameters of what we believe we know. Belief is a powerful thing and it is also an investment based on values placed on worthless and meaningless things but… they seem so meaningful. They seem so important but they are not.
Paramahansa Yogananda once said to take all of your sorrows, concerns and troubles, put them in a bag, tie it off and throw it in the ocean; I’m paraphrasing. He also said

How to Express Everlasting Youthfulness

Know the Reason for Your Experience
Youth Is a State of Mind and Soul, As Well As of the Body.
There is no excuse for a wrong state of mind. You must be always positive-minded, cheerful, smiling, vibrant. By all means, practice this mental youthfulness that comes from the core of your being.
The definition of youth is that state of body, mind and soul in which one feels the acme, the zenith, of joy and power. If you want to, you can retain that state indefinitely. Conversely, by carelessness you can lose it very easily.
This mind, or consciousness, is the supreme force that governs all voluntary and involuntary activities of this bodily factory with its multifarious outputs.
The Five Mental States of the Consciousness: …there are five mental states: happiness, sorrow, indifference, peace, and true joy.
What man* needs in order to live a successful and satisfying life is evenness of mind. That can be attained only by concentration, mastery of the mental faculties.
The time has come for you to know and understand the purpose of religion: how to contact that supernal Joy, which is God, the great and eternal Comforter.
So that is the first law of retaining youth: You must have a happy state of mind, a state that is untouched by the events of life. In that joy, not even death can shake you.
That is the invulnerable state you must strive to cultivate.

Learn to Smile Sincerely in All Circumstances

Seeking God in meditation is the direct way to attain a joyous and youthful state of mind. There are additional practices that will also help to nurture mental youthfulness. First of all, learn to smile – sincere smiles.
Harbor no form of anger or malice.
It is not the approval of human beings that you want, but the certification of God.

The Importance of Willingness, and of Being Less Self-centered

Willingness also is important in order to retain youthfulness.
…you are willing, you have the vitality and enthusiasm of youthfulness.
Another key to mental youthfulness is to learn to be less selfish and self-centered, and more giving and caring toward others.
Reach out to help every day, in whatever way you can – and especially by bringing souls to the spiritual path to seek God.
The more universal your loves becomes, the more your expanded consciousness will be filled with the joy of His omnipresent Being.
His wrong habits of living, thinking, persistence in disunion from God, are passed from generation to generation in the process of evolution, severely limiting the expression of his divine potentiality – physically as well as mentally and spiritually.
How to convert somatic cells back into versatile, creative germ cells, which can rebuild and rejuvenate body parts, will be the future endeavor of science.* Our bodies be able to change in whatever way we will them to do so.

The Greater the Will, the Greater the Flow of Energy

Learn to keep your will strong – a calm will, not a nervous will – and your body will then be full of energy. It is by the power of will that you bring energy into the body and utilize it.
The methods I teach show you how to recharge every part of your body with life energy coming direct from the omnipresent vibratory power of God that surrounds you and is within you. It is that power which has created your body and which sustains it. By the practice of the Energization Exercises and especially by Kriya Yoga you can enliven your whole being with Divine Life.
Each atom is a dynamo of power.

Obey the Laws of God Embodied in Cosmic Nature

Nature, cosmic creation, is the embodiment of the laws of God.
Your diet should include a predominance of fresh fruits and vegetables, and natural whole grains and legumes. Avoid too many refined starches and too many sweets, and greatly limit the intake of fats.
…strictly avoiding all forms of beef of pork, and eating fish, poultry or lamb only occasionally.
Far more preferable is a totally meatless diet that includes instead some dairy products, eggs, and vegetable protein foods. Unsalted peanuts or almonds or raw garbanzo beans, ground finely and mixed orange juice, makes a good source of protein as a substitute for meat.
Avoid overeating.
..learn to fast one day a week and three consecutive days once a month on fresh fruits or unsweetened fruit juices.
Posture, also, important to good health.
Take regular exercise, such as walking every day. Learn to breathe properly – calmly and deeply, filling the lungs all the way to the lower lobes. When the system is well oxygenated by proper breathing and exercise, the life force therein vitalizes the whole body, including the brain.
Overindulgence in sex and misuse of Nature’s creative force will bring on disease and old age quicker than anything else.

The “Fountain of Youth” Is Within the Soul..

Your true Self, being made in the image of God, is immortal.
Meditation upon the soul is the method by which the mind can be made to work its wonders under your control.
…if you know that you are immortal, made in the image of God, your whole being will glow with that eternal youthfulness.
Some continuing and further thoughts from Paramahansa.
Leaving you with a few thoughts on this rain-swept Sunday morning.
End Transmission…….

 

Source

Hitler WAS a Zionist

henrymakow.com — April 30, 2016

Ken Livingstone

Truth is “Hate” Because Zionists Hate Truth 

Last week, Ken Livingstone, left, Mayor of London from 2000-2008, was suspended by the Labor Party for saying Hitler had supported Zionism (“before he went mad and ended up killing 6 million Jews” and claimed there was a “well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel lobby to smear anybody who criticizes Israel policy as antisemitic”.)
Zionism, Communism and Cabalist Judaism are synonymous with a mind and soul-crushing tyranny called the New World Order. The treatment of Ken Livingstone and others is proof. In fact, Zionists and Nazis worked hand-in-hand, as The Transfer Agreement by Jewish author Edwin Black documents.  
 Hitler knew Israel was the future capital of the Jewish world state, yet no one did more than he to advance it.

Hitler was a Godsend for Israel —from Aug. 18, 2009

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

The numbers from Edwin Black’s The Transfer Agreement tell the story. In 1927, about 15,000 of Germany’s 550,000 Jews considered themselves Zionists. That’s less than 2%.
The vast majority of German Jews “vehemently rejected Zionism as an enemy from within.” They were Germans. Eighty thousand had fought in the trenches and 12,000 had died. “Nowhere was the opposition of Jews [to Zionism] so widespread, principled, and fierce as in Germany,” a Zionist historian wrote. (168)
transferagreement1Thanks to Hitler, 60,000 German Jews emigrated to Israel between 1933 and 1941. Thanks to a “Transfer Agreement” between Nazis and Zionists,  Jewish property valued at $100 million was transferred to Israel in the form of German industrial exports used to build Israel’s infrastructure. The Transfer Agreement brought in tools, raw materials, heavy machinery, appliances, farm equipment as well as labor, and capital to finance expansion. Many of Israel’s major industries, like textiles and the national waterworks, were thus founded. (pp. 373,379.)
This at a time when there were only 200,000 Jews in Palestine, including many anti- Zionist religious Jews. The daily wage of a Jewish worker in Palestine was $1 a day. There were 800,000 Palestinian Arabs.

THANKS TO HITLER

 

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Pressure grows on Jeremy Corbyn as dossier of anti-Semitism in Labour Party is revealed

Introduction — May 1, 2016

Calls to confront alleged “anti-Semitism” in the official opposition Labour Party sound more like calls to carry out a purge. The objective is not to rid the party of “anti-Semitism”, as claimed, but to silence those who criticise Israel.
Just as it prepared public attitudes for the invasion of Iraq, with speculation about Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, the media is leading the way in this campaign.
In this case the Telegraph is promoting the idea that “anti-Semitism” is rife within the Labour Party. The evidence is pretty thin however. It comes in the form of a dossier, which the Telegraph claims reveal:
— “A Labour Party member compared the ‘“terrorist state of Israel” to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).'”
Given that we know of the militant group’s links with Israel, which are hardly ever mentioned in the corporate media, that’s hardly evidence of “anti-Semitism”.
— “Mr Corbyn questioned why an anti-Semitic mural in east London should be taken down”
The Telegraph doesn’t feature the alleged “anti-Semitic” mural so how do we know it is actually “anti-Semitic”? Like claims about Saddam’s WMD are we just supposed to take the media’s word for it?
— “The Labour leader also attended events run by self-confessed Holocaust denier Paul Eisen long after his views had become clear”
We reserve judgement on Eisen’s views but the Telegraph makes a critical omission here. Apart from being a “Holocaust denier” Paul Eisen also happens to be Jewish. Yet this is supposedly evidence of “anti-Semitism”?
— Finally the Telegraph’s dossier claims to reveal that “A Labour council candidate used the derogatory term “Zios” to refer to Jews”
Actually this sounds more like an attempt to conflate opposition to Zionism with “anti-Semitism”. Just as the Telegraph cites the Labour leader’s attending events run by Paul Eisen as evidence of “anti-Semitism” — even though Eisen is Jewish himself.

Pressure grows on Jeremy Corbyn as dossier of anti-Semitism in Labour Party is revealed

Andrew Gilligan, Patrick Sawer, Tim Ross and Robert Mendick — The Telegraph.co.uk April 30, 2016

 Jeremy Corbyn leaving his house on Saturday Jeremy Corbyn has come under renewed pressure as new details emerged about Labour’s failure to tackle anti-Semitism in its ranks.

A dossier compiled by The Telegraph includes a series of disturbing examples of anti-Semitic attitudes among party activists and leading members.

It follows the suspension from the party last week of Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, and of Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West, for making anti-Semitic comments.

Labour has announced an independent inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism within the party.

But Mr Livingstone, who was suspended after saying that Hitler supported Zionism “before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”, on Saturday refused to withdraw his statements and claimed the Israeli Prime Minister agreed with him

Our dossier reveals that:

  •  A London Labour council leader shared a Facebook post comparing the “terrorist state of Israel” to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). He apologised and deleted it on Saturday;
  •  Mr Corbyn questioned why an anti-Semitic mural in east London should be taken down;
  • The Labour leader also attended events run by self-confessed Holocaust denier Paul Eisen long after his views had become clear, and
  • A Labour council candidate used the derogatory term “Zios” to refer to Jews.

Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council and “equalities lead” on the body representing 32 London boroughs, shared a post calling Israel a terrorist state and compared it to Isil, on April 16. It showed a Palestinian girl in a skirmish with an Israeli soldier.

The author of the post, Zain Khan, wrote: “Why doesn’t this video start an outrage within Western media? You show videos of the Isis hitting women for leaving home (which is also disgusting) but you don’t condemn the terrorist state of Israel… Israel is a terrorist state like Isis.”

 

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EU military police carry out ‘extremely WORRYING’ civil unrest crisis training

Vincent Wood — The Daily Express April 30, 2016

EU Gendarmarie

The training, which took place in the German North Rhine-Westphalia province was designed to prepare troops as part of the EU’s Lowlands Gendarmerie programme.

Breitbart London reported that the exercise was attended by 600 members of various European police and military forces, in a bid to prepare the united troops of the European Gendarmerie Force.

The military police group is made up of seven European nations, including Spain, Romania, Poland and Germany, and aims to quell post conflict scenarios within EU member states.

The group’s website reported that: “The aim of the [2016, April 15th] Comprehensive Live Exercise will be capacity building of police and gendarmes who will participate in international stabilisation missions and projects with a police component.”

It went on to describe the exercises carried out, including “carousel training, with attention being given to all policing skills, including community policing and social patrols, crowd and riot control, SWAT teams and forensic investigation”.

EU Gendarmerie trucks. Click to enlarge

EU Gendarmerie trucks. Click to enlarge

European affairs spokesman for the German Government Andrej Huko asked to attend, but was blocked from coming close to the site.

He claimed that the military force was preparing to shut down “political meetings” and “protests”.

He went on to argue that the, “militarisation of the police” is, “extremely worrying and contrary in Germany to the principle of separation of police and military”.

It comes as fears rise that the European Union could form its own army, with one ex-commander of British troops in Afghanistan claiming it could undermine NATO and UK defences.

Colonel Richard Kemp claimed Brussels’ “ultimate plan” was to bring the national armies of the bloc’s 28 member states under one umbrella.

The highly-criticised prospect of an EU army was re-energised in March 2015 when European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called for an international force.

Politicians in the UK have since poured cold water on the idea, saying it would be undeliverable, would weaken Britain’s standing in the world and would be blocked by the UK’s veto powers.

But Col Kemp, who formerly worked for the Joint Intelligence Committee, which advises the British Government on issues of national security, said: “If we left the EU, we would undermine the EU’s ultimate plan of forming an EU army, and that is exactly what they are going to be doing.”

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Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

Associated Press — April 30, 2016

Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations and sit-ins for months to demand an overhaul of Iraq’s corrupt and ineffective political system, but Saturday was the first time they broke into the Green Zone, home to most government ministries and foreign embassies.

Iraqi security forces fired tear gas at one entrance of the zone but appeared to be largely standing down as protesters marched through the area, chanting and waving Iraqi flags. Hundreds were still pouring into the Green Zone as night fell.

Iraq has been mired in a political crisis for months, hindering the government’s ability to combat the Islamic State group — which still controls much of the country’s north and west — or address a financial crisis largely caused by the plunge in global oil prices.

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Dozens of protesters climbed over the blast walls and could be seen storming the Parliament building, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). Click to enlarge

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm parliament in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Dozens of protesters climbed over the blast walls and could be seen storming the Parliament building, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). Click to enlarge

Al-Sadr and his supporters want to reform the political system put in place following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, in which entrenched political blocs representing the country’s Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds rely on patronage, resulting in widespread corruption and poor public services.

The major blocs have until now stymied the reform efforts of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has sought to address the protesters’ demands.

Earlier Saturday, al-Sadr repeated accusations that Iraqi politicians are responsible for blocking political reforms. He did not call for an escalation in the protests, but shortly after his remarks, his supporters began scaling the compound’s walls. A group of young men then pulled down a section of concrete blast walls to cheers from the crowd of thousands gathered in the streets outside.

The Green Zone has long been the focus of al-Sadr’s allegations that the government is detached from the people. The compound is off-limits to the vast majority of Iraqis, as security procedures require multiple checks and specific documentation to enter.

Shortly after the breach, cellphone videos uploaded to social media showed dozens of young men running through the halls of parliament, chanting slogans in support of al-Sadr and calling for the government to disband.

“We are all with you (al-Sadr),” one group of men yelled as they entered the building’s main chamber.

Other videos showed a group of young men slapping an Iraqi lawmaker as he attempted to flee the crowd, and protesters mobbing another lawmaker’s motorcade inside the Green Zone. The footage appeared authentic and corresponded with AP reporting.

Iraqi security forces initially responded by tightening security across the capital, sealing off checkpoints leading to the Green Zone and halting traffic on main roads heading into the city, according to the Baghdad Operations Command.

But Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces, who have in the past been called on to reinforce security in the capital, said they are standing down for now.

“We still view this as a demonstration,” said Sabah al-Numan, spokesman for the counterterrorism forces. “We aren’t taking any part in this as it’s not something regarding terrorism.”

He added, however, that if the unrest escalates his forces may be forced to intervene to “protect the legitimacy of the government.”

Al-Abadi issued a statement saying “the situation in Baghdad is under the control of the security forces,” but also called on protesters to demonstrate peacefully without endangering the “property of state institutions.”

Al-Abadi had been set to appear before parliament Saturday morning to seek the body’s approval for the remainder of his Cabinet reshuffle, but the session was postponed until next week. The last time al-Abadi appeared before parliament, earlier this month, lawmakers hurled insults and called his leadership illegitimate.

The U.N. mission to Iraq said it was “gravely concerned.” It issued a statement condemning violence against elected officials and urging “calm, restraint and respect for Iraq’s constitutional institutions at this crucial juncture.”

A broad-based protest movement last summer mobilized millions and pressured al-Abadi to submit a series of austerity proposals that he said would also fight corruption. As political progress stalled, al-Sadr’s movement gradually came to monopolize the protests.

Al-Abadi presented a second proposal earlier this month to reduce the size of the Cabinet and replace political appointees with independent technocrats. But opposition from the very political blocs the proposal aimed to weaken stalled his efforts.

Al-Sadr, an influential Shiite cleric whose supporters once battled U.S. forces across Baghdad and southern Iraq, is not a member of parliament. But his supporters make up the second largest parliamentary bloc, with 34 seats in the 328-member assembly, and controlled three ministries before the latest upheaval.

Iraq is meanwhile struggling to maintain security in and around Baghdad, even as it has pushed IS militants back on a number of fronts elsewhere in the country.

Earlier on Saturday, a bombing in a market filled with Shiite civilians in Baghdad killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

IS claimed the attack, saying it used a three-ton truck bomb. The extremist group regularly carries out attacks targeting the security forces and the country’s Shiite majority.

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Associated Press writer Murtada Faraj contributed to this report.

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Finnish NATO membership would lead to crisis with Russia: government report

Introduction — April 30, 2016

Russian Su-27 flies close to a US Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Baltic on Friday

Russian Su-27 flies close to a US Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Baltic on Friday

As Sweden and Finland contemplate joining NATO Russia has warned that should they do so it will deploy new weapons in its northern territories.
This would include new air defence weapons in the region and additional ships in its northern fleet. Ed.
NATO’s expansion eastwards is creeping ever closer towards Russia’s western borders. In the latest move four more battalions of NATO troops numbering about 4,000 will be deployed in Poland and the Baltic states.
In response Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned:
“NATO military infrastructure is inching closer and closer to Russia’s borders. But when Russia takes action to ensure its security, we are told that Russia is engaging in dangerous maneuvers near NATO borders”.
Lavrov’s warning came after a series of dangerously close encounters between Russian and NATO forces. In the latest such incident, a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet flew within just 30 meters of a US Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Baltic Sea Friday. Ed.

Finnish NATO membership would lead to crisis with Russia: government report

Reuters — April 29, 2016

If Finland joined NATO it would lead to a serious crisis with neighboring Russia, a report commissioned by the Finnish government said on Friday.

Membership of the military alliance would strengthen Finland’s security but trigger a harsh reaction from the Kremlin, affecting trade between the countries, according to the report prepared for Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s center-right government.

Militarily-neutral Finland shares a 1,340 km-long border and difficult history with Russia, its former ruler.

The report gave no direct recommendation on whether Finland should seek membership, but said a joint Finnish-Swedish application would be a better strategic option than either Nordic country joining the alliance alone.

“This is a question of grand strategy,” Finnish Prime Minister Sipila told reporters on Friday.

“Small nations do not often change their basic foreign policy guidelines,” he said, adding that leeway was needed in case the security situation changed.

Only 22 percent of Finns support joining NATO, while 55 percent are opposed, a recent poll by public broadcaster YLE showed.

Finnish membership of NATO would double the length of the border between the alliance and Russia and increase the NATO presence in the Baltic Sea.

But without Sweden, Finland would be an isolated outpost which NATO would have difficulty defending, the report said.

Sipila said the governments of Finland and Sweden had promised not to “surprise each other” on the issue.

Nordic countries have stepped up military cooperation since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

This month two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. destroyer in international waters in the Baltic, according to the U.S. military.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview that if Sweden joined NATO, Moscow would take “necessary military-technical measures”.

Sweden’s government has said it will not join the alliance, but four opposition parties want membership.

Finland won independence during Russia’s revolution of 1917 but nearly lost it fighting the Soviet Union in World War Two.

It kept close economic and political ties with the West during the Cold War but avoided confrontation with Moscow.

(Reporting by Tuomas Forsell and Jussi Rosendahl; Additional reporting by Simon Johnson in Stockholm; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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NATO seeks permanent presence near Russia: Analyst

Press TV — April 30, 2016

Press TV has interviewed James Jatras, former US Senate foreign policy analyst in Washington, to discuss the remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying the NATO military alliance is moving closer to Russia’s borders, warning that Moscow will take necessary measures to protect its security.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Russia claims that it is NATO which is moving ever more closely to Russia’s borders, it is not Russia that is being the provocative entity in this back and forth, tit for tat. Your thoughts?

Jatras: Well there are two aspects to this. One is you mentioned the Russia-NATO Founding Act by which NATO said we would not put basing or permanent basing in the newly expanded countries to the east. But recently NATO has been playing games with a “rotation” rather than basing, the idea of maintaining a more or less permanent presence there on a rotation basis without actually having bases.

As far as these maneuvers and these dangerous things that NATO is complaining about with respect to Russia, it is interesting that if you look at the Western media they very rarely say where these things take place and we are talking about 40 to 60 miles from the Russian coastline usually near some major military establishments and of course they are going to get buzzed by Russian planes. If a Russian ship came that close to a US base in north of Virginia or San Diego, I should hope that American planes would go out there and challenge them …

Press TV: And Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that Russia is open to talks and dialogue with NATO. Is that likely to take place? If so, how and if not, who would be opposed to it?

Jatras: I think there will be talks. The NATO-Russia Council just met for the first time in a couple of years recently but it was very acrimonious, nothing was agreed on. They will meet but they will not decide anything and they will not come to any constructive conclusion to this difference of opinion.

Press TV: And what do you think about this quote from the foreign minister? Lavrov said that NATO’s thirst or greed for geopolitical space is out of control. What are your thoughts on that?

Jatras: I think expanding NATO was a very, very bad idea. In fact it really had no business staying around as an organization after 1991 when the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact went out of business.

It is simply a self-perpetuating political machine. It is encroaching on areas of vital interests to Russia to no benefit for the American national security and that is why it is really foolish and dangerous.

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Jews in uproar as Harvard law student asks top israeli official why she is “so smelly”

Darkmoon — April 2016

 With an extended endnote by Eunice Fischlippe,
“On The Need To Avoid Antisemitic Stereotypes”

Former Israeli justice minister and HaTnuah party leader Tzipi Livni  arrives to deliver a speech during an election campaign meeting in Tel Aviv, on January 25, 2015 ahead of the March 17 general elections. Oposition Labour party head Isaac Herzog and Livni have made an alliance to contest Israel's snap general election. Most Israelis would like to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu replaced after March elections but, paradoxically, he is seen as most suitable for the job, an opinion poll said on December 18, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

TOP ISRAELI POLITICIAN TZIPI LIVNI

When asked “Why are you so smelly?” the lady was left speechless with shock. This disgraceful anti-Semitic slur must not be allowed to go unpunished. (Eunice Fischlippe)
On Thursday, April 14, at an event hosted by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Tzipi Livni, a former Israeli minister and member of the Knesset, spoke to roughly 150 students and faculty members. During the Q & A portion at the end of the presentation, a Harvard Law School Student directed an ad hominem attack on the Israeli guest:
“My question is for Tzipi Livni—how is it that you are so smelly?” The student, a male third-year who is also the president of a student organization on campus, added, “It’s regarding your odor—about the odor of Tzipi Livni, very smelly.”
On Monday, April 18, Jeremy Salinger and Jacqueline Wolpoe, current co-presidents of the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA), as well as Jonathan Gartner the former president, penned a statement condemning what they termed “blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric.”
JLSA’s denunciation was published in the HLS Record, an independent student-run newspaper at Harvard Law School. Within the last two days their statement has been shared on social media over 1,700 times.
This recent event is predated by another anti-Semitic episode, which occurred last year. After Pnina Sharvit Baruch, the former head of the IDF international law department visited campus, a swastika was found carved into a desk at the law school. At the time, the administration sent out an enigmatic email about the incident, which many students considered an underwhelming response.
Against that backdrop, the reaction to the “smelly” incident was much more forceful.
Yesterday, Martha Minow, the Dean of Harvard Law School, sent a powerful email to the entire law school. In the email, titled, “A Disturbing Event,” Dean Minow quotes the anti-Semitic comment and writes,
“The comment was offensive and it violated the trust and respect we expect in our community. Many perceive it as anti-Semitic, and no one would see it as appropriate. It was an embarrassment to this institution and an assault upon the values we seek to uphold.”
When dealing with events that appear isolated, it is important to avoid generalizations.
Still, it would be imprudent to ignore the alarming fact that recent anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses has emboldened students to conflate protest with hate speech.
It was bewildering to many at Harvard university that a Harvard Law student felt comfortable making his comment in front of roughly 150 colleagues and professors. Perhaps the most upsetting component is that other students have been willing to shrug off the choice of slur as “an unfortunate coincidence.”

UPDATE:

The student who made the remark has now apologized. The Observer has declined to name him. His statement appears in part below.
“I am writing to apologize, as sincerely as I can via this limited form of communication, to anyone who may have felt offended by the comments I made last week. To be very clear, as there seems to be some confusion, I would never, ever, ever call anyone, under any circumstances, a “smelly Jew.”
Such a comment is utterly repugnant, and I am absolutely horrified that some readers have been led to believe that I would ever say such a thing.
With regards to what I actually did say, I can see now, after speaking with the authors of this article and many other members of the Jewish community at HLS, how my words could have been interpreted as a reference to an anti-Semitic stereotype, one that I was entirely unaware of prior to the publication of this article.
I want to be very clear that it was never my intention to invoke a hateful stereotype, but I recognize now that, regardless of my intention, words have power, and it troubles me deeply to know that I have caused some members of the Jewish community such pain with my words.
To those people I say, please reach out. Give me an opportunity to make it right.
Many members of the Jewish community—some of whom hold strong differences of opinion with me—have reached out to me on their own to let me know that they did not interpret my words as anti-Semitic, because they know me well enough to know that that is not at all consistent with who I am as a person.”

ENDNOTE  BY EUNICE FISCHLIPPE

On The Need To Avoid Antisemitic Stereotypes

Personal comments to our Jewish friends along the lines of “Why are you so smelly?” or “Why is your nose so big?” should be avoided at all times. These are not only tactless and indeed offensive but in many cases untrue. I have a Jewish friend who showers a least three times a day and has more deodorants than I have dresses. Her nose, the last time I checked, was satisfactory. In no sense could anyone, except a pedant, raise doubts as to its dimensional idiosyncrasies.
All such hurtful comments to Jews simply give antisemitism a bad name and should therefore be avoided.
Even if you feel it is true that a particular Jew is smelly or has an aesthetically unpleasing nose, it is best to keep this information to yourself. Voicing your concerns and criticisms, after all, could have serious consequences for you and even lead to your early demise. This happened to General Patton.
Take heed therefore from the example of General Patton and learn discretion.
Most of the Jews swarming over Germany immediately after World War Two came to an end were not to General Patton’s tastes. He had exceptionally high standards on personal hygiene and objected to the Jews on this account, finding them needlessly indifferent to the accepted conventions relating to olfactory norms.
I shake my had in horror when I read about the horrible things this anti-Semitic general said about the uncleanliness and smelliness of the Jews, and I say to myself:

“This guy was asking for it. No wonder the Jews had him bumped off!”

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BAD-ASS GENERAL PATTON

‘The antisemitic sonofabitch had it coming to him!”

Here, read what this horrid military man had to say about the Jews and then ask yourselves, “Don’t you think he had it coming to him?
He [General Patton]  was disgusted by their behavior in the camps for Displaced Persons which the Americans built for them and even more disgusted by the way they behaved when they were housed in German hospitals and private homes. He observed with horror that “these people do not understand toilets and refuse to use them except as repositories for tin cans, garbage, and refuse . . . They decline, where practicable, to use latrines, preferring to relieve themselves on the floor.”
Here is a shocking antisemitic comment made by the evil General in his disgraceful Diary — he is describing one of the Displaced Persons camps for Jews:
“Here, although room existed, the Jews were crowded together to an appalling extent, and in practically every room there was a pile of garbage in one corner which was also used as a latrine. The Jews were only forced to desist from their nastiness and clean up the mess by the threat of the butt ends of rifles. Of course, I know the expression ‘lost tribes of Israel’ applied to the tribes which disappeared —not to the tribe of Judah from which the current sons of bitches are descended. However, it is my personal opinion that this too is a lost tribe — lost to all decency.”
Doesn’t that make your blood boil? Wouldn’t you like to tear his eyes out, the antisemitic sonofabitch? Yes, I know what I’d have done to this guy if I’d had the chance. But I’m not going to tell you, because I’m too well-bred to descend to that level of discourse. Heaven forbid!
Here is General Patton’s diary entry for September 17, 1945. It gets my hackles up when I read it. My hands ball into fists and I want to beat the living daylights out of that nasty white all-American Jew-bashing bully:
“This happened to be the feast of Yom Kippur, so they were all collected in a large, wooden building, which they called a synagogue. It behooved General Eisenhower to make a speech to them. We entered the synagogue, which was packed with the greatest stinking bunch of humanity I have ever seen. When we got about halfway up, the head rabbi, who was dressed in a fur hat similar to that worn by Henry VIII of England and in a surplice heavily embroidered and very filthy, came down and met the General . . . The smell was so terrible that I almost fainted and actually about three hours later lost my lunch as the result of remembering it.”
The General Patton article, which you can read on this popular antisemitic website, ends with these wounding words: “These experiences and a great many others firmly convinced Patton that the Jews were an especially unsavory variety of creature and hardly deserving of all the official concern the American government was bestowing on them.”
The moral of this story?
Stop calling Jews “smelly” or you’ll end up like General Patton — DEAD!

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Labour Has A Jewish Problem; it is dominated by Zionist Oligarchs

Gilad Atzmon — gilad.co.uk April 30, 2016

do not be a wimp

Jeremy Corbyn, the man who just a few months ago was a ‘hope for a change,’ is a wimp. For months, the man has unconditionally surrendered to the Jewish lobby. He has systematically betrayed each of his professed core principles. Not surprisingly, the legendary ‘Left Icon’ has even betrayed his friends.
Leftists tend to call each other comrade; they shove the word ‘comradeship’ into every political statement. Apparently, they are unable  to grasp what comradeship is all about.  Corbyn’s ‘comradeship’ was on display when he failed to stand up for the heroic Ken Livingstone who told the well-established and undeniable truth about Hitler’s support of Zionism and the Havara Agreement. Corbyn just ran away with his tail between his legs.
For some time, I have thought the Left a dysfunctional masturbatory concept. But Corbyn was exciting, he seemed to support the oppressed. For decades he was the patron of the dysfunctional Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC). Corbyn promised to care for whatever is left of the British working people. He said all the most exciting things but he has delivered the opposite.
Perversely, I have been delighted with the recent developments in the Labour Party.
If anyone had so far failed to notice the corrosive impact of Jewish power and Jewish political lobbying, it is now all out in the open.
Thanks to the Jewish Lobby and Jewish donors, the Labour Party is not a free place. It is intolerant, it is oppressive, it is an occupied territory. It cares for one people only and these people are not the working class. They are, practically speaking, a bunch of Jewish oligarchs, by far the most privileged people on this planet.
Next we are going to learn that Corbyn’s Labour will remove Karl Marx from Labour’s heritage for writing On The Jewish Question. In 1843, Marx realised that “emancipation from huckstering and money, consequently from practical, real Judaism, would be the self-emancipation of our time.” Marx thought that in order to emancipate the world from capitalism, the world must be emancipated from “Judaism.”  And in order to emancipate Labour from the Guardians of Judea it must liberate itself from Jewish Zionist oligarchs such as Lord LevyLord SugarMichael Foster and a few others.
It is probably just a question of time before the Labour party suspends the Working Class altogether for interfering with Labour’s Jewish oligarch funders.
There is now plenty of evidence that Jewish Lobby politics is incompatible with Western thought and values of freedom. We must choose whether we want to live in a United Ghetto dominated by the likes of Lord Levy and Lord Sugar or whether we prefer to dwell in a United Kingdom that is free and cares for all.
To understand Jewish ID politics and intense lobbying read The Wandering Who

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Warnings that recent quakes could herald impending MEGA quake

Corey Charlton — Daily Mail April 17, 2016

A landslide destroyed part of a road in Minami, Japan after it struck the region yesterday. A scientist has warned the recent seismic activity could see a 'mega' earthquake in the future

A landslide destroyed part of a road in Minami, Japan after it struck the region

A series of powerful earthquakes which struck Asia and South America recently could be followed by a ‘mega’ quake in the near future, a scientist has claimed.

On Thursday and yesterday, two earthquakes struck Japan, killing at least 41 people, causing landslides and widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure.

Today, a 6.1 magnitude quake struck southeast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, with no immediate reports of damage.

And at the other end of the infamous Ring of Fire, Ecuador was also struggling after a major 7.8 quake which hit last night, killing at least 77.

Roger Bilham, a seismologist at the University of Colorado, told The Daily Express: ‘The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude.

And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.’

In addition to the four major earthquakes to have struck since Thursday, last week there were also shakes in the Philippines, Vanuatu and Myanmar.

All of the earthquakes have occurred in countries straddling the so-called Ring of Fire.

This is a horseshoe-shaped series of trenches spanning the Pacific Ocean where tectonic plates are shifting and seismic and volcanic activity is common.

The U.S. Geological Survey, an independent agency which monitors natural hazards such as earthquakes, says ‘mega’ earthquakes are rare, but not impossible.

It says there is no fault line – the areas where shifting plates that make up the earth’s crusts meet – is known which is capable of generating a magnitude 10 earthquake.

However, scientists cannot completely discount a ‘mega’ earthquake because they’ve only been measuring seismic activity for the past 100 years.

Meanwhile, Japanese rescue teams were today scouring the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by the shakes as time ran out for finding survivors.

The 7.3 magnitude tremor which struck yesterday, killing at least 32 people, injured another thousand and caused widespread damage.

In the village of Minamiaso, 11 people were ‘out of contact’, said public broadcaster NHK. Rescuers pulled 10 students out of a collapsed university apartment in the same settlement yesterday.

The country’s second earthquake hit on the same day as a powerful 7.8 magnitude shake rocked coastal Ecuador.

It was the largest earthquake to hit the country for several decades and a state of emergency was declared for four of the worst-affected regions.

Officials said at least 77 people were killed, over 588 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.

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Goyim Blamed for Sins of Jewish Finance

henrymakow.com — April 29, 2016

Columbus and quote

In a delicious irony, the Jewish Communist historian Howard Zinn spent the first part of his classic, Peoples’ History of the United States excoriating the goyim for Christopher Columbus’ atrocities. Turns out Columbus was Jewish. In fact, as the Dearborn Independent explained in 1920, the rapacity of Western imperialism largely can be attributed to Jewish finance in the guise of national interest.
(See also: The Imperialism of Jewish Capital)
Makow comment- Keep in mind that you have been mentally conditioned to eschew this kind of information.

by THE DEARBORN INDEPENDENT — [issue of 5 June 1920] (henrymakow.com)

Columbus makes the Masonic triad hand claw sign. Click to enlarge

Columbus makes the Masonic triad hand claw sign. Click to enlarge

The story of the Jews in America begins with Christopher Columbus. On August 2, 1492, more than 300,000 Jews were expelled from Spain and on August 3, the next day, Columbus set sail for the west, taking a group of Jews with him.
They were not, however, refugees, for the prophetic navigator’s plans had aroused the sympathy of influential Jews for a long period previously. Columbus himself tells us that he consorted much with Jews. The first letter he wrote detailing his discoveries was to a Jew. Indeed, the eventful voyage itself which [discovered] “the other half of the earth” was financed by Jews. The story that it was Queen Isabella’s jewels which financed the voyage has disappeared under cool research.
Three Maranos or “secret Jews” who wielded great influence at the Spanish court were Luis de Santangel, who was an important merchant of Valencia and who was “farmer” of the royal taxes; his relative, Gabriel Sanchez, who was the royal treasurer; and their friend, the royal chamberlain, Juan Cabrero. These worked unceasingly on Queen Isabella’s imagination, picturing to her the depletion of the royal treasury and the likelihood of Columbus discovering the fabulous gold of the Indies, until the Queen was ready to offer her jewels in pawn for the funds. But Santagel craved permission to advance the money himself, which he did, 17,000 ducats in all, about 5,000 pounds, perhaps equal to 40,000 pounds today.
Associated with Columbus in the voyage were at least five Jews: Luis de Torres, interpreter; Marco, the surgeon; Bernal, the physician; Alonzo de la Calle, and Gabriel Sanchez. Luis de Torres was the first man ashore, the first to discover the use of tobacco; he settled in Cuba and may be said to be the father of Jewish control of the tobacco business as it exists today.
Columbus’ old patrons, Luis de Santagel and Gabriel Sanchez, received many privileges for the part they played in the work, but Columbus himself became the victim of a conspiracy fostered by Bernal, the ship’s doctor, and suffered injustice and imprisonment as his reward.
From that beginning, Jews looked more and more to America as a fruitful field, and immigration set in strongly toward South America, principally Brazil. But because of military participation in a disagreement between the Brazilians and the Dutch, the Jews of Brazil found it necessary to emigrate, which they did in the direction of the Dutch colony of what is now New York.

 

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‘Jewish’ Senior Officers In Hitler’s Army: Erhard Milch, Wilhelm Keitel, Walther von Brauchitsch, Erich Raeder, and Maximilian von Weichs

rafzen.wordpress.com — Feb 16, 2013

Thousands of men of Jewish descent and hundreds of what the Nazis called ‘full Jews’ served in the German military with Adolf Hitler’s knowledge and approval.

Cambridge University researcher Bryan Rigg has traced the Jewish ancestry of more than 1,200 of Hitler’s soldiers, including two field marshals and fifteen generals (two full generals, eight lieutenant generals, five major generals), « men commanding up to 100,000 troops. »

Here’s one of the pictures that corroborates this. The picture shows ‘Jewish’ Senior Officers In Hitler’s Army: Erhard Milch, Wilhelm Keitel, Walther von Brauchitsch, Erich Raeder, and Maximilian von Weichs during a Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany, 12 Sep 1938.

‘Jewish’ Senior Officers In Hitler’s Army: Erhard Milch, Wilhelm Keitel, Walther von Brauchitsch, Erich Raeder, and Maximilian von Weichs during a Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany, 12 Sep 1938.

‘Jewish’ Senior Officers In Hitler’s Army: Erhard Milch, Wilhelm Keitel, Walther von Brauchitsch, Erich Raeder, and Maximilian von Weichs during a Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany, 12 Sep 1938.

PS: In approximately 20 cases, Jewish soldiers in the Nazi army were awarded Germany’s highest military honor, the Knight’s Cross.

THOUSANDS of soldiers of Jewish parentage served in Hitler’s army during the Second World War and fought for the Nazi leaders who ordered the extermination of the Jews.

Discoveries by a 25-year-old American student, published for the first time by The Telegraph, show that Hitler knew of the Jewish origins of dozens of his senior officers and signed documents declaring them to be « of German blood ».

German law under the Nazis from 1935 forbade anyone with a Jewish grandparent from becoming an officer. But the German army personnel office in January 1944 knew of 77 « high-ranking officers of mixed Jewish race or married to a Jew » serving in the Wehrmacht, the German armed forces. All 77 had received a declaration from Hitler that they were « of German blood ».

The list has been discovered by Bryan Rigg, a history student now working at Cambridge University, who has traced former members of the Wehrmacht who were Jews or had Jewish parentage. He has interviewed hundreds of former soldiers and their families and has examined the individual army personnel files, in the German federal government archives, which reveal how much the Nazi leadership knew of their ancestry. Mr Rigg has found evidence that Hermann Goering, head of the Luftwaffe and Hitler’s chosen successor, falsified the fatherhood of Field Marshal Erhard Milch, his deputy, who was, by the Nazis’ own definitions, a half-Jew.

He has found that the Nazi leadership awarded the Knight’s Cross, Germany’s highest military honour, to soldiers who had previously been discharged because of their Jewish ancestry, then reinstated. He spoke to one German officer who visited his father in a concentration camp while wearing campaign medals. The widow of one Knight’s Cross winner told him that her husband, a half-Jew, was deeply upset by a visit to the Warsaw Ghetto, on his way home from fighting in Russia.

Mr Rigg has identified a half-Jewish veteran of World War I who led a team from German military intelligence to Warsaw in September 1939 to help the leader of the Lubavitcher Jews, the Rebbe Joseph Schneersohn, escape to America.

Brought up in the Bible belt of Texas, Mr Rigg found that his own ancestors were German Jews. Some died in Auschwitz, others fought in the Wehrmacht.

THE German army personnel office prepared a list in January 1944 of 77 « high ranking officers of mixed Jewish race or married to a Jew » serving in the Wehrmacht, the German armed forces.

All 77 had received a declaration from Hitler that they were « of German blood ». Among the 77 were two generals, eight lieutenant generals, five major generals, and 23 colonels. The list was drawn up, on Hitler’s instructions, so that, late in the war, the officers could be discharged.

The officer drawing up the list admitted in January 1944 that it was incomplete. Bryan Rigg’s research has uncovered not just the list but many more such high-ranking officers in the army, the navy and the Luftwaffe. « I could add 60 names to that list, » he said.

Mr Rigg has found documentation to show that in the case of one field marshal whose father was Jewish, Goering and Hitler ruled that his « true father » was his mother’s uncle and that the field marshal was therefore of true German blood. His research has so far uncovered 17 instances where the Nazi hierarchy awarded the Ritterkreuz, or Knight’s Cross, Germany’s highest military honour, to someone known to be of Jewish parentage.

Many of the subjects of Mr Rigg’s research were not religious Jews. But the law of Reich citizenship and the law for the protection of German blood, promulgated at Nuremberg in 1935, defined as a Jew anyone with at least three Jewish grandparents. They also created two categories of Mischlinge – those of mixed race – with either one or two Jewish grandparents. Both Mischlinge 1 (half-Jews) and Mischlinge 2 (quarter-Jews) were denied full citizenship of the Reich.

In 1940, those Mischlinge with two Jewish grandparents were expelled from the military. The expulsion order was repeated in 1942, 1943 and 1944. Those Mischlinge with only one Jewish grandparent were allowed to continue in the military, although not to be officers. It appears the Mischlinge have been neglected by historians, perhaps because they were neither Jewish victims nor Nazi executioners. Mr Rigg, who began his research into Jews in the military when he was at Yale University, said that, at first, his professors had tried to dissuade him, expecting him to find nothing. One of his interviewees was Helmut Schmidt, the former West German Chancellor, who had been an officer in the Luftwaffe though his grandfather was a Jew. Herr Schmidt, Mr Rigg recalled, had estimated that there were only « 15 to 20 » like him.

Mr Rigg said thousands of Mischlinge and Jews served in the military under the Nazis. He had documented 1,200 cases and interviewed more than 300 soldiers or their relatives. He had collected 30,000 documents and detailed the Jewish ancestry of two field marshals, 10 generals, 14 colonels and 30 majors. He said: « While these soldiers served, many of their Jewish relatives were murdered in concentration camps. Close to 2,300 Jewish relatives of a group of nearly 1,000 soldiers I have documented were Holocaust victims – cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, mothers, fathers. » One of his interviewees was a Wehrmacht veteran who visited the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in 1942 wearing the Iron Cross he had earned in battle.

Challenged by an SS officer, he said he had come to visit his father, a Jew. The SS officer said: « If you did not have that medal, I would send you straight where your father is. » But another man he interviewed, now aged 76 and living in Germany, was a full Jew who escaped to German-occupied France in 1940 and then enrolled in the Waffen SS under a new name.

Mr Rigg said the people he interviewed were at a loss to know their place in history. « They don’t know where they stand, » he said. « If I was in the German military and I lost my mother in Auschwitz, am I a victim or a perpetrator? Because these people have not been written about there is no place for them to tell their story. No one thought it was an issue. » He said the Mischlinge had been ignored because « neither side wants to claim them ». « The Germans who feel guilty don’t want to talk about them. The Jewish community doesn’t want to claim them because it goes against everything they have been taught about the Holocaust, » he said.

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Iranian view of Donald Trump: familiar but no atomic challenger

Saeed Kamali Dehghan — Guardian.co.uk April 29, 2016

The front cover of the Iranian weekly Seda depicts Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Donald Trump in a film poster

The front cover of the Iranian weekly Seda depicts Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Donald Trump in a film poster

Donald Trump is viewed with much amusement in Iran – his rhetoric and inflammatory statements remind many of their former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Seda, a reformist weekly publication, recently published a special report examining “the phenomenon of Trump and his similarities with Ahmadinejad”. Its front cover carried a film poster sketch that depicted the Republican frontrunner wielding a scimitar with the former Iranian premier in the background wearing a cowboy hat. “Populists united?” read the big headline.

The US presidential race is mostly seen in Iran through the prism of the landmark nuclear deal, struck between Tehran and the world’s six major powers last summer in Vienna. That accord came into force in January when sanctions against Iran were officially lifted as part of the implementation process. The big question among Iranians is whether the next US president will continue signing waivers to Iran’s nuclear-related sanctions. A refusal to do so can put the accord in jeopardy.

The Iranian authorities have refrained from publicly endorsing any candidates in the race to the White House, but in private there are concerns about the consequences of the election’s outcome on the nuclear agreement. Even Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, is believed to hold a more hardline stance on Iran than Barack Obama.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister and one of the architects of the atomic accord, has said Iran will not interfere in the internal affairs of the US. “We are only watching and observing the process from far to see who will become the next president,” he was quoted as saying during a visit to Thailand. “Naturally it is up to the American people to decide.”

Iran has not always been a passive observant – many believe that Tehran, in the middle of the furore over the infamous hostage crisis more than 35 years ago, played a crucial role in the coming to power of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

Trump was not an entirely unfamiliar name in Iran before running for president. At least five of his books have been translated into Farsi and people have read about his business dealings.

Iranian MP Avaz Heydarpour Shahrrezayi, who sits on the parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, believes that a Trump win will not affect the nuclear deal as the US Congress, he said, is bound to respect international treaties. “Trump or anyone else winning would not be able to nullify the nuclear deal,” he said, according to the Iranian news website Tabnak.

Nasser Hadian, a university professor, told the reformist Shargh daily this week that Iran would benefit more if the Republican frontrunner becomes president. “It would be easier for Iran to work with Trump,” he said.

According to Hadian, Trump lacks credibility among the US’s European allies and it would be much harder for him to unite them against Iran in the future, which makes it easier for Tehran to avoid a concerted western front. “The only thing he [Trump] can do is to start a war and we should be careful about that,” he added.

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Trump lawyer calls ‘rape’ lawsuit a HOAX

Says there’s no proof accuser exists as he claims her address and phone number are fakes and ‘clearly there’s some kind of collusion going on’

David Martosko, Ryan Parry and Hannah Parry — Mail Online April 29, 2016

Donald Trump. Click to enlarge

Donald Trump. Click to enlarge

Donald Trump’s attorney told DailyMail.com on Friday that a lawsuit claiming Trump raped a 13-year-old girl at billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious ‘sex parties’ appears to be a hoax.

Trump had already ‘categorically’ denied the claims but attorney Alan Garten’s statement signals that the Trump campaign is eager to swat down the allegation before it gains any more traction.

‘The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, more likely, are politically motivated,’ Garten told DailyMail.com in a statement. ‘To be clear, there is absolutely no merit to these claims and, based on our investigation, no evidence that the person who has made these allegations actually exists.’

In a followup telephone interview, Garten cited a litany of specific indications that the lawsuit is a hoax perpetrated by ‘someone with some level of legal background.’

The address listed on the lawsuit exists, he said, but ‘there is no indication or record that that person’ named as the lawsuit plaintiff ‘ever resided there. So we believe it is a false address.’

He also said the phone number listed on the lawsuit papers rings to voicemail and publicly available records tie it to another person.

‘There is no record that the phone number is tied to the person who has made these allegations,’ he said.

‘We believe that this person does not exist.’

The suit details claims made by a woman named as ‘Katie Johnson,’ with a home address named as what turned out to be an empty, foreclosed property at ‘Twentynine Palms’ in California.

Neighbors told reporters that the home has been empty since the death of its owner, David Stacey, last October. The property went into default soon after and on April 11 – just 15 days before the lawsuit was filed – the bank officially foreclosed.

Garten rattled off a list of indications in the lawsuit that suggest it was not filed by an indigent woman acting on her own behalf, but that it was drafted by someone who ‘clearly has some legal background.’

The suit details claims made by a woman named as ‘Katie Johnson,’ who says her net worth is $278, leading her to request a waiver of the filing fees.

‘This is not a “pro se” filing,’ Garten told DailyMail.com, referring to the legal term for someone who petitions a court without an attorney.

‘This was written on legal paper with margins and line numbers. It’s properly captioned. It has no typos. It has footers. It cites statutes.’

‘This has all the hallmarks of being drafted by someone with some level of legal background,’ he said, ‘and ‘this was filed to not leave fingerprints.’

‘I mean, there’s a section titled “material witnesses!” This is not someone with $278 to her name.’

He suggested that the lawsuit filer pleaded poverty ‘because unless you pay in cash, the filing fee traces back to someone.’

‘It seems like there’s a lot more to this story than some random person. Clearly there’s some kind of collusion going on here,’ Garten insisted.

In California as in most states, anyone can file a lawsuit with a court – whether or not they are a lawyer or a named plaintiff. No identification is required.

But most suits are filed by lawyers who put their names on the legal papers, and the ethics requirements of their law licenses generally prevent the kind of shenanigans Garten suggested.

Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, told DailyMail.com on Thursday night that the allegations were ‘disgusting at the highest level’ after he was accused of raping and sexually assaulting a minor in a bombshell $100 million lawsuit.

Jeffrey Epstein in custody.

Jeffrey Epstein in custody.

The suit claims Trump took Johnson’s virginity and alleges that the Republican presidential hopeful and financier Epstein treated her as a ‘sex slave’ during an ‘horrific’ four-month period in 1994.

Johnson – presuming she is a real person – has been offering her alleged story to a series of news outlets, and photographs of her have been offered for sale for up to $25,000.

Radar Online reported Thursday night that Epstein’s infamous ‘little black book,’ a record of his contacts seized by the FBI, doesn’t include the name Katie Johnson, casting further doubt on the lawsuit’s claims.

Trump, 69, issued a furious denial of the legal claims, telling DailyMail.com: ‘The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated. There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period.’

Questions have also been raised by a political source who told the Radar Online that the allegations were ‘a desperate plot to try and ruin Donald.’

In her legal complaint, the woman named as Johnson makes shocking and unproven claims that Trump and Epstein ‘sexually and physically’ abused her and threatened to harm her or her family if she didn’t comply.

The suit also claims she and a third ‘sex slave’ – also aged 13 – gave Trump and Epstein naked, sexually charged massages in the same room of the Manhattan residence during one of the parties.

‘The Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, was subject to extreme sexual and physical abuse by both defendants, including rape,’ the lawsuit states.

It added: ‘The Plaintiff Katie Johnson, was enticed with promises of money and a modeling career to attend a series of underage sex parties at the Manhattan residence of Defendant, Jeffrey E. Epstein, and attended by Defendant, Donald J. Trump.’

Trump wasted little time on Friday deflecting attention to Hillary Clinton, calling her an ‘enabler’ of her husband Bill’s sexual misconduct.

‘Crooked Hillary Clinton, perhaps the most dishonest person to have ever run for the presidency, is also one of the all time great enablers!’ he tweeted.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday at a court in southern California. In states that a New York ‘party planner’ who spent ten years working for Epstein, is willing to give testimony in support of its claims.

The complaint identifies the woman only as Tiffany Doe, a ‘trusted employee’ of Epstein’s, and claims that Doe can confirm all of Ms Johnson’s allegations.

It states: ‘Tiffany Doe will testify to the fact that Plaintiff Katie Johnson was lucky to have survived to tell of the sexual and physical of the horrors that she suffered at the hands of Defendant Epstein and Defendant Trump.’

The lawsuit states that between June and September of 1994, Johnson was ‘enticed’ by convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, 63, to attend ‘underage sex parties’ and during this period it is alleged Trump attended the parties and met Ms Johnson on several occasions.

At the parties, it’s claimed ‘scores of teenagers and pre-teen girls’ were used as sex slaves by Epstein and his business associates, ‘including Defendant Trump’, according to the paperwork.

In one alleged encounter, ‘Johnson’ claims in her lawsuit that she was tied to a bed by Trump and ‘forcibly raped’ by the billionaire.

The suit alleges that Trump refused to wear a condom during the violent ‘rape’ despite her pleas.

‘Defendant Trump slapped the Plaintiff Johnson in the face with his open hand and angrily stated that he would do whatever he wanted and that he was in charge,’ the suit states.

‘After achieving sexual orgasm,’ the lawsuit also claims, ‘defendant Trump put his clothes back on and when the Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, sobbed about being afraid that Defendant Trump had impregnated her, Defendant Trump angrily threw $100 bills at her and screamed at her ‘to get a f***ing abortion’ with the money.’

Garten, Trump’s attorney, said Friday that the allegations are ‘so over-the-top.’

‘There’s no merit to the allegations. Categorically false.’

In the complaint, Johnson also alleges she was sexually abused by Epstein himself on three different occasions during the same four month period, including one savage attack during which she was beaten and ‘raped and sodomized’ by the billionaire.

In more lurid and unsavory claims, she alleges she was forced to give Epstein a full-body massage while he was naked and repeatedly told to touch his erect penis while he masturbated.

And then she was forced in to the humiliating and degrading act of cleaning up Epstein’s semen with her bare hands, according to the paperwork.

Donald Trump, pictured in 1997 with Epstein's former girlfriend, and Daughter of Rupert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell who was accused of supplying Epstein with underage girls

Donald Trump, pictured in 1997 with Epstein’s former girlfriend, and Daughter of Rupert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell who was accused of supplying Epstein with underage girls

‘Defendant Trump slapped the Plaintiff Johnson in the face with his open hand and angrily stated that he would do whatever he wanted and that he was in charge,’ the suit states.

‘After achieving sexual orgasm,’ the lawsuit also claims, ‘defendant Trump put his clothes back on and when the Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, sobbed about being afraid that Defendant Trump had impregnated her, Defendant Trump angrily threw $100 bills at her and screamed at her ‘to get a f***ing abortion’ with the money.’

Garten, Trump’s attorney, said Friday that the allegations are ‘so over-the-top.’

‘There’s no merit to the allegations. Categorically false.’

In the complaint, Johnson also alleges she was sexually abused by Epstein himself on three different occasions during the same four month period, including one savage attack during which she was beaten and ‘raped and sodomized’ by the billionaire.

In more lurid and unsavory claims, she alleges she was forced to give Epstein a full-body massage while he was naked and repeatedly told to touch his erect penis while he masturbated.

And then she was forced in to the humiliating and degrading act of cleaning up Epstein’s semen with her bare hands, according to the paperwork.

The suit alleges that Johnson was forced to perform the sex acts through threats of ‘physical harm’ to her and her family.

Following one round of abuse which allegedly involved both Epstein and Trump receiving massages from Ms Johnson and another underage girl, Ms Johnson recalls in the lawsuit, how the two men began to row over who would take her virginity first.

The lawsuit claims that it was in fact, it was Trump who did it.

Johnson was repeatedly warned, the suit claims, that should she ever reveal any details of the sexual and physical abuse, she and her family would be in ‘mortal danger’.

The ‘party planner’, Tiffany Doe, was there to witness the incidents with Trump, according to the document.

It states: ‘Tiffany Doe was physically present at each of the four occasions of sexual abuse by Defendant Trump upon the person of Plaintiff Johnson, as it was her job to witness all of the sexual escapades of Epstein’s guests at these underage sex parties and later reveal all of the sordid details directly to Defendant Epstein.’

It added that Epstein had also demanded that she listen in to the encounters explaining that ‘knowledge is king’ in the financial world and that he wanted to ‘accumulate inside business knowledge’.

The lawsuit will undoubtedly raise a few eyebrows among the political establishment.

Epstein was arrested in 2006 and accused of sexual abuse by 40 different women, with many alleging they were teenagers at the time, some younger than 14. None of them ever implicated Trump in any wrongdoing.

In February Trump brought up Epstein and dragged former President Bill Clinton in to Epstein’s seedy world.

Clinton has ‘a lot of problems coming up in my opinion with the famous island with Jeffrey Epstein. A lot of problems,’ Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Trump has distanced himself from the financier, who pleaded guilty to soliciting an underage prostitute.

He banned Epstein from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida for allegedly propositioning an underage girl.

It’s ten years since Epstein was first investigated when police were tipped off that women working as assistants to Epstein were procuring underage girls to give him sexual massages.

Prince Andrew pictured in 2011 with Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew pictured in 2011 with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein is alleged to have provided Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and Alan Deshowitz with underage girls. Click to enlarge

As the inquiry unfolded detectives spoke with dozens of girls, some of whom were 15 or younger.

Many of the allegations against Epstein resurfaced last year when Virginia Roberts, now 31, filed a lawsuit claiming to have been Epstein’s sex slave.

She went on to allege that in 2001 when she was an underage teenager she had sex with Epstein’s one-time friend Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

The allegations were vehemently denied by the Duke and were removed from court records following a federal judge’s ruling in April last year.

Court papers lodged in Florida had accused Prince Andrew of having sex with Miss Roberts when she was 17.

She claimed that under the orders of Epstein she was ‘forced’ to have sex with the prince three times in 2001 – in London, New York and on Epstein’s Caribbean island.

Her accusations were part of submissions made by lawyers acting for Miss Roberts who wanted to join an existing civil lawsuit launched by two other women.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra refused Miss Roberts permission to join the lawsuit and said in his written judgment that the sex abuse details had no bearing on the lawsuit’s goal of reopening the Epstein non-prosecution agreement.

As for Epstein he has been dogged by the scandal of sexual abuse ever since he struck an infamous plea bargain.

In July last year a judge released a cache of court documents from Epstein’s 2008 plea deal that showed prosecutors suspected the financier of abusing up to 40 underage girls – but failed to charge him.

Instead he was sentenced to just eighteen months in prison for a misdemeanor – soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.

He was released after 13 months for good behavior and is now a registered sex offender.

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Syrian government solely behind Aleppo hospital strike – US

Introduction — April 29, 2016

Syrian civil defence members carry wounded man to a hospital in the government controlled side of Aleppo. Click to enlarge

Syrian civil defence members carry wounded man to a hospital in the government controlled side of Aleppo. Click to enlarge

In the past 24 hours numerous reports have appeared of attacks on civilians in Aleppo. The source of claims that Syrian government air strikes were responsible appears to be the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Run by a lone Syrian expatriate, who by his own admission hasn’t been back to his homeland in nearly twenty years, the Observatory has long been suspected of being a disinformation outlet.
It regularly releases uncorroborated ‘news’ bulletins that portray the Syrian government and the actions of their Russian allies in a negative light. This appears to be happening with events unfolding in Aleppo.
In the past few days we have received other reports of attacks on residential areas in Aleppo. One came from Stephen Lendman while the first came from a reporter in Gaza who relayed eyewitness accounts from Aleppo. In both cases the perpetrators of the attacks were named as “Western-backed militants”.
This is in distinct contrast to reports based on information originating from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which claims Syrian government aircraft were behind the attacks.
So residential areas in Aleppo are being attacked with civilians killed and wounded. Independent observers cite “Western-backed militants” as being responsible, while a suspected disinformation outlet based in England blames Syrian government air strikes.
And who does the U.S. government decide to believe?
For its part the U.S. State Department claims that the strikes in Aleppo were conducted “solely by the regime”. This ignores the independent observer’s accounts and gives Washington’s official seal of approval to reports coming from a suspected disinformation outlet, the SOHR. Ed.

Syrian government solely behind Aleppo hospital strike – US

Independent.ie — April 29, 2016

State Department spokesman John Kirby said Washington was still learning more about the attack on Wednesday night that killed children and doctors at the hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders.

“The indications that we have now are that these strikes were conducted solely by the regime,” Kirby said. He denied statements by the Russian Defense Ministry that a plane belonging to the U.S.-led coalition was seen over Aleppo on Wednesday evening.

Russia’s backing for Syrian government forces has helped swing the war in favor of Assad, although Russia previously denied hitting civilian targets in Syria where it launched air raids late last year to bolster its ally.

Asked whether the strikes on the hospital were conducted with the backing of Russian forces, Kirby added: “Not from any measure that we can tell at this point.”

But he said Moscow still wielded influence over Assad.

“We’re not at the point where we’d say they don’t have influence over Assad,” Kirby said, adding: “What’s curious and what we’d like to know more is to what degree are they actually assertively, aggressively using that influence right now because on the face of it … it would appear that influence isn’t being asserted as energetically as we believe it could be.”

The city of Aleppo has been at the epicenter of a military escalation undermining peace talks in Geneva to end the five-year-old war. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura appealed to the presidents of the United States and Russia to intervene.

Kirby said the Syrian cessation of hostilities was “very much in peril” because of the violations and urged Moscow to use its influence over Assad to halt the attacks.

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US-Backed Terrorists Shell Aleppo Hospital – Russia and Syria Blamed

Introduction — April 28, 2016

air strike in Syria

The image above comes from a recent Wall Street Journal story “Hospital hit as Fighting Engulfs Syria’s Second Largest City.” The Journal claimed that “Dozens of civilians were dead” following air strikes it attributed to Russia and Syria.
Two critical factors emerge here: first these claims are being relayed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a one man operation run from Coventry England, which has suspected links with Western intelligence.
Perhaps more tellingly though the photos carried by the WSJ in its article are strangely similar to earlier photos of Israeli air strikes on Damascus and Beirut  They are even more reminiscent of photos taken of the destruction wrought during the Israeli offensive in Gaza in August 2014.
Is that where these photos were really taken? Are these stories about Russian/Syrian airstrikes yet more disinformation carried by the Western media? Ed.

by Stephen Lendman — SteveLendmanblog April 28, 2016

Overnight Wednesday, US-backed terrorists shelled Aleppo’s Doctors Without Borders (MSF) al-Razi hospital and nearby residential areas – killing at least 20, injuring dozens, some critically.

Syrian media reported rocket shells “stuffed with highly explosive materials” caused extensive damage.

A Syrian military source said falsified reports blamed its warplanes and Russia’s for the attacks. US-backed terrorists bore full responsibility.

Three children and six medical staff were among the casualties. The ICRC said escalated fighting worsened the humanitarian situation for tens of thousands of area residents.

Other Aleppo area terrorist attacks in the last 24 hours killed at least 49 civilians. Cessation of hostilities is more myth than reality.

No matter what efforts are made to revive peace talks, they’re effectively dead going nowhere. Pro-Western mediator Staffan de Mistura wants another round begun on May 10.

He urged Russia and America to try “revitali(ing) what they have created and which is still alive but barely.” Both sides are intractably apart. No responsible government would agree to unacceptable US/Saudi-backed opposition demands.

Obama wants war, not peace, deploying hundreds of special forces to northern Syria illegally on the phony pretext of combatting ISIS. US warplanes continue attacking infrastructure and government sites – along with recruiting terrorist fighters and arming them.

Their scourge is one of humanity’s greatest threats. They thrive because of foreign support – from America its creator and rogue allies.

They can’t survive without it – reality media scoundrels suppress, maintaining the fiction of US-led efforts to combat it.

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

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

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Saudi efforts to ‘modernise’ its economy away from oil are just PR tactics

Robert Fisk — The Independent April 28, 2016

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Just like his adventure in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s young Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman got it all wrong this week. It’s not Saudi Arabia which suffers from “oil addiction”, it’s we who are addicted. The unique Saudi drug – a cocktail of wealth, arrogance and infantile Puritanism – is far more dangerous, since it depends on the arithmetic (or myth) of its 716 billion barrels of oil reserves.

If this statistic is as ill-conceived as the Sunni Saudi war on Yemen’s Shiite Houthis, along with its massive civilian casualties, then Prince Mohamed’s ‘reforms’ – oiled (if that’s the right word) by a $2 trillion public investment fund which would take over ownership of the state oil company Aramco – will have to kick in long before the deadline of his ‘Vision 2030’.

For years, oil analysts have suggested that Saudi reserves are nothing like the kingdom claims them to be – a suggestion which became far more disturbing when Wikileaks disclosed last year that the US embassy in Riyadh had warned Washington that Saudi reserves could be 40 per cent less than we were led to believe.

The source was Sadad al-Husseini, the former head of exploration at Aramco. He later angrily explained that he’d been misrepresented by the American diplomats whose note, already at least six years old, contained “many patently inaccurate statements”. But back in 2004, oil analysts such as banker Matthew Simmons, after studying 200 technical papers on Saudi reserves, were saying that the country’s oil was “peaking”, its oil fields already damaged by using salt water to maintain pressure.

These rumours were only reinforced by Saudi Arabia’s refusal to reveal any details of their reserves. Thus, Prince Mohamed’s promise that a privatisation of Aramco would increase transparency and limit corruption will be viewed with the usual scepticism.

“People used to be unhappy that files and data of Aramco are undeclared,” he announced.  “Today they will be transparent.”  Well, maybe. But like the women who will supposedly have a larger economic role and the expatriates who will have an “improved status” in the country (though this surely doesn’t apply to the armies of Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani labourers in Saudi Arabia), we’ve heard it all before.

More than 30 years ago, the Sunday Times was taken in by Saudi claims of imminent reforms – inviting foreign journalists to the country to learn of striking changes has long been a Saudi routine – but even then reporters spotted the real problems of Riyadh and other Gulf capitals.

Martin Woollacott, one of my early heroes in the trade of reporting, wrote in 1981 that what he called “welfare stateism” in the region was producing a class of people “that is losing sight of the relationship between work and reward, that is incipiently anti-foreign… It is wide open for an ideology which would purge it of its unease and guilt without materially reducing its privileges. The youth of this alienated middle class and confused, if materially comfortable, working class is already showing signs of going in the most likely direction – toward political Islam.”

Woollacott, let us remember, was writing before the Taliban, before al-Qaeda, 20 years before 9/11 and its 15 Saudi hijackers – and 33 years before the emergence of Isis. And this, of course, was what was missing from Prince Mohamed’s triumphalism this week.

How can we believe in the massive planned changes in the social structures of Saudi Arabia, its emergence as a global investment power, when its monarchy is locked into eternal marriage with the same crude Wahabi faith practiced by the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Isis?

How can we listen to the good Prince saying that “we will not allow our country ever to be at the mercy of commodity price volatility or external markets” when Saudi Arabia is, in truth, at the mercy of an army of head-chopping, anti-Shiite puritans who support the assault on Yemen (which, with eight other nations in tow but with futile inappropriateness, was code-named “Operation Decisive Storm”), and regularly express their loathing of Iran, Syria, and many of the Shia Muslims in Lebanon?

No wonder, as the Washington Post revealed this month, the Saudis are spending millions on Washington’s top law, lobby and public relations companies to promote foreign investment in the Saudi economy – some of them, according to the paper, “tasked with coming up with content for the [Saudi Washington] embassy’s official Twitter and YouTube accounts”. The PR firm Qorvis, it turned out, also ran the Twitter account for the Syrian Opposition Coalition.  Firms like Podesta, BGR Government Affairs, DLA Piper and Pillsbury Winthrop are trying to raise the Kingdom’s “visibility”.

After threats to release the missing – or “redacted” – pages of the 9/11 report, Barack Obama’s snotty criticism of Gulf “free riders” in his Atlantic magazine interview, and the Clinton-Sanders support for US families who want to sue foreign governments like Saudi Arabia for 9/11, these PR firms have a lot of work to do – and a lot of money to make.

Interestingly, the Podesta Group – with a $140,000 monthly contract with the Centre for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court, was founded by Tony Podesta, a Democratic lobbyist and major contributor to La Clinton herself.

And all this without mentioning that oil still floats away from the Gulf at scarcely $35 a barrel. Or about the unchanging and absolute nature of the Saudi monarchy. Or about Saudi education reform or tax revenue.  Or about a Saudi woman’s right to drive a car. Or about the decapitations that the Saudis still inflict on those who trade in drugs.

But not on those, of course, who suffer from that most dangerous of narcotics: oil addiction.

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The European Union always was a CIA project, as Brexiteers discover

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard — Telegraph.co.uk April 27, 2016

EU creator Jean Monnet was Roosevelt's eyes and ears in Europe. Some called him a US agent

EU creator Jean Monnet was Roosevelt’s eyes and ears in Europe. Some called him a US agent

Brexiteers should have been prepared for the shattering intervention of the US.  The European Union always was an American project.

It was Washington that drove European integration in the late 1940s, and funded it covertly under the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.

While irritated at times, the US has relied on the EU ever since as the anchor to American regional interests alongside NATO.

There has never been a divide-and-rule strategy.

The eurosceptic camp has been strangely blind to this, somehow supposing that powerful forces across the Atlantic are egging on British secession, and will hail them as liberators.

The anti-Brussels movement in France – and to a lesser extent in Italy and Germany, and among the Nordic Left – works from the opposite premise, that the EU is essentially an instrument of Anglo-Saxon power and ‘capitalisme sauvage’.

France’s Marine Le Pen is trenchantly anti-American. She rails against dollar supremacy. Her Front National relies on funding from Russian banks linked to Vladimir Putin.

Like it or not, this is at least is strategically coherent.

The Schuman Declaration that set the tone of Franco-German reconciliation – and would lead by stages to the European Community – was cooked up by the US Secretary of State Dean Acheson at a meeting in Foggy Bottom. “It all began in Washington,” said Robert Schuman’s chief of staff.

It was the Truman administration that browbeat the French to reach a modus vivendi with Germany in the early post-War years, even threatening to cut off US Marshall aid at a furious meeting with recalcitrant French leaders they resisted in September 1950.

Soviet tanks rumble into Prague. Click to enlarge

Soviet tanks rumble into Prague. Click to enlarge

Truman’s motive was obvious. The Yalta settlement with the Soviet Union was breaking down. He wanted a united front to deter the Kremlin from further aggrandizement after Stalin gobbled up Czechoslovakia, doubly so after Communist North Korea crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded the South.

For British eurosceptics, Jean Monnet looms large in the federalist pantheon, the emminence grise of supranational villainy. Few are aware that he spent much of his life in America, and served as war-time eyes and ears of Franklin Roosevelt.

General Charles de Gaulle thought him an American agent,  as indeed he was in a loose sense. Eric Roussel’s biography of Monnet reveals how he worked hand in glove with successive administrations.

It is odd that this magisterial 1000-page study has never been translated into English since it is the best work ever written about the origins of the EU.

Nor are many aware of declassified documents from the State Department archives showing that US intelligence funded the European movement secretly for decades, and worked aggressively behind the scenes to push Britain into the project.

As this newspaper first reported when the treasure became available, one memorandum dated July 26, 1950, reveals a campaign to promote a full-fledged European parliament. It is signed by Gen William J Donovan, head of the American wartime Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the Central Inteligence Agency.

The key CIA front was the American Committee for a United Europe (ACUE), chaired by Donovan. Another document shows that it provided 53.5 per cent of the European movement’s funds in 1958. The board included Walter Bedell Smith and Allen Dulles, CIA directors in the Fifties, and a caste of ex-OSS officials who moved in and out of the CIA.

Bill Donovan, legendary head of the war-time OSS, was later in charge of orchestrating the EU project. Click to enlarge

Bill Donovan, legendary head of the war-time OSS, was later in charge of orchestrating the EU project. Click to enlarge

Papers show that it treated some of the EU’s ‘founding fathers’ as hired hands, and actively prevented them finding alternative funding that would have broken reliance on Washington.

There is nothing particularly wicked about this. The US acted astutely in the context of the Cold War. The political reconstruction of Europe was a roaring success.

There were horrible misjudgments along the way, of course. A memo dated June 11, 1965, instructs the vice-president of the European Community to pursue monetary union by stealth, suppressing debate until the “adoption of such proposals would become virtually inescapable”. This was too clever by half, as we can see today from debt-deflation traps and mass unemployment across southern Europe.

In a sense these papers are ancient history. What they show is that the American ‘deep state’ was in up to its neck. We can argue over whether Boris Johnson crossed a line last week by dredging up President Barack Obama’s “part-Kenyan ancestry”, but the cardinal error was to suppose that Mr Obama’s trade threat had anything to do with the ordeals of his grandfather in a Mau Mau prison camp. It was American foreign policy boilerplate.

As it happens, Mr Obama might understandably feel rancour after the abuses that have come to light lately from the Mau Mau repression.  It was a shameful breakdown of colonial police discipline, to the disgust of veteran officials who served in other parts of Africa.  But the message from his extraordinary book – Dreams From My Father – is that he strives to rise above historic grudges.

Brexiteers take comfort that Republican hopeful Ted Cruz wants a post-Brexit Britain to jump to the “front of the line for a free trade deal”, but he is merely making campaign hay. Mr Cruz will conform to Washington’s Palmerstonian imperatives – whatever they may be at that moment – if he ever enters the White House.

It is true that America had second thoughts about the EU once the ideological fanatics gained ascendancy in the late 1980s, recasting the union as a rival superpower with ambitions to challenge and surpass the US.

John Kornblum,  the State Department’s chief of European affairs in the 1990s, says it was a nightmare trying deal with Brussels. “I ended up totally frustrated. In the  areas of military, security and defence, it is totally dysfunctional.”

Mr Kornblum argues that the EU “left NATO psychologically” when it tried to set up its own military command structure, and did so with its usual posturing and incompetence. “Both Britain and the West would be in much better shape if Britain was not in the EU,” he said.

This is interesting but it is a minority view in US policy circles. The frustration passed when Poland and the first wave of East European states joined the EU in 2004, bringing in a troupe of Atlanticist governments.

We know it is hardly a love-affair. A top US official was caught two years ago on a telephone intercept dismissing Brussels during the Ukraine crisis with the lapidary words, “fuck the EU”.

Yet the all-pervading view is that the Western liberal order is under triple assault, and the EU must be propped, much as Britain and France propped up the tottering Ottoman Empire in the 19th – and wisely so given that its slow collapse led directly to the First World War.

Today’s combined threats comes from Jihadi terror and a string of failed states across the Maghreb and the Levant; from a highly-militarized pariah regime in Moscow that will soon run out of money but has a window of opportunity before Europe rearms; and from an extremely dangerous crisis in the South China Sea that is escalating by the day as Beijing tests the US alliance structure.

The dangers from Russia and China are of course interlinked. It is likely – pessimists say certain – that Vladimir Putin would seize on a serious blow-up on Pacific rim to try his luck in Europe. In the eyes of Washington, Ottawa, Canberra, and those capitals around the world that broadly view Pax Americana as a plus, this is not the time for Britain to lob a stick of dynamite into Europe’s rickety edifice.

The awful truth for the Leave campaign is that the governing establishment of the entire Western world views Brexit as strategic vandalism. Whether fair or not, Brexiteers must answer this reproach. A few such as Lord Owen grasp the scale of the problem. Most seemed blithely unaware until Mr Obama blew into town last week.

In my view, the Brexit camp should be laying out plans to increase UK defence spending by half to 3pc of GDP, pledging to propel Britain into the lead as the undisputed military power of Europe. They should aim to bind this country closer to France in an even more intimate security alliance. These sorts of moves would at least spike one of Project Fear’s biggest guns.

The Brexiteers should squelch any suggestion that EU withdrawal means resiling from global responsibility, or tearing up the European Convention (that British-drafted, non-EU, Magna Carta of freedom), or turning our backs on the COP21 climate accords, or any other of the febrile flirtations of the movement.

It is perhaps too much to expect a coherent plan from a disparate group, thrown together artificially by events. Yet many of us who are sympathetic to the Brexit camp, who also want to take back our sovereign self-government and escape the bogus and usurped supremacy of the European Court of Justice, have yet to hear how Brexiteers think this extraction can occur without colossal collateral damage and in a manner consistent with the honour of this country.

You can quarrel with Europe, or you can quarrel with the US, but it is courting fate to quarrel with the whole democratic world at the same time.

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Perfect

Kevin Boyle — No One To Vote For April 28, 2016

Ex- leader of the Greater London Council and (more recently) Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party for stating a TRUE (if little-known) historical fact relating to Israel and Hitler.
There are two possible reasons for this mind-boggling development:
1) The Labour Party has become insane under the Jewish onslaught wreaked upon it over the past few weeks (the objective of which is getting Jeremy Corbyn removed as Party leader),
Or
2) The Labour Party has had enough of infernal bullying and lapdog media pressure and have decided to do something stupid in order to highlight the ridiculous nature of the continuous charges of ‘anti-Semitism’ levelled against them. (After all, as Gilad Atzmon says, they could hardly have sold out to Jewish pressure more abjectly) … But, it appears that for this lobby submission must be total and the necessary consequence of criticism of Israel must be public humiliation, loss of career or both.
Livingstone said that Hitler was a Zionist before he “went mad” (i.e. started shoving millions of Jews into human gas chambers); that he did a deal with International Zionism in 1933 to transfer German Jews to Israel. This is true and well documented. The Haavara agreement is described on Wikipedia (definitely not an anti-Semitic site) here.
It will be interesting to see how the Labour Party and the media deal with this issue in the public domain and what spin they will try to put on Hitler’s ‘Zionism’. My guess is that it will soon be declared that Livingstone’s conflation of Zionism and “Hitler” had little to do with his suspension, thus putting aside the need to mention this issue ever again.
On the bright side, if this shocker does get a genuine public airing, here’s hoping we can all move along to discussion of Livingstone’s other reference, Hitler’s ‘madness’ … then, at long last, we might get fair debate in public (excuse the joke) relating to those dreadful human gas chambers in Auschwitz.
You know …. the ones that absolutely provably never existed.

 

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Yemen is a Classic Western Imperialist War

henrymakow.com — April 28, 2016

Yemen war protestThe indifference of Westerners to atrocities committed by our governments in Yemen is another example of our political paralysis and hypocrisy. 
Reporting from Saan’a, HA believes, “Yemen is humanity’s shinning hope and example against the satanic Anti-Christ New World Order” 

by HA — henrymakow.com 

Saan’a: The War on Yemen is probably the most underestimated and unreported newsworthy story of of our lifetime. There is a reason why. An embarrassing 20-nation coalition (led by US, Israel and Gulf States spearheaded by Saudi Arabia) defeat in Yemen proves that the world has a chance against this satanic Rothschild onslaught.
Saudis have been known to adhere to an age-old warning of Yemen by their late father. ‘Your prosperity and your demise is from Yemen'; words of wisdom that has rung in the ears of his children and successors up until the death of King Abdullah when things began to spiral out of control for the Saudi royals.  The meaning: If Yemen were left alone to flourish and develop it would mean their end.  But if Yemen is left to decline, that this too would bring about their demise.
The Saudis were first tested in Yemen’s 1962 revolution against the Zaydi (moderate Shia sect) Imam of Yemen. The Saudis favored the monarchy style rule of the Imam in opposition to democracy. Ironic that over 50 years later, Saudis would favor western-backed ‘democracy’ against the Houthis who are Zaydi and led by an Imam like young Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi.
Al Hadi. Click to enlarge

Al Hadi. Click to enlarge

For over 50 years, the Saudis have been terrified of change in Yemen. So much so that when a humble and ambitious leader, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, right, assumed position of presidency in Yemen in 1974 and attempted to lift the country he was quickly neutralized. Most historians and researchers believe the Saudis to be main culprits and benefactors of his assassination which was sparked when Al-Hamdi claimed Yemeni borders all the way into Makkah. The Kaaba has a corner which was named by the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) ‘Al-rukun Al-Yemani’ or ‘the Yemeni corner’.

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