by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog
Israel is fighting constantly not only against Gazans, and against Palestinians generally; it is fighting constantly against freedom-loving people everywhere, who oppose dictatorship of any type, and in any country, on principle, irrespective of nationality.
Here’s an example showing how much of a dictatorship and enemy of democrats it is:
Anna Dressler was a ship-hand on a flotilla of two small boats launched from Palermo Italy that were manned by 34 people from 12 countries in international waters and that were seized — stolen — by Israel’s military, on 29 July 2018. They became seized because these boats were carrying medical supplies in violation of Israel’s internationally illegal blockade against food and medicine reaching the residents of Gaza. She was on the boat “Al-Awda,” which was 42 miles from Gaza at the time of seizure-theft. Israel’s troops seizing it were masked, and were armed with machine-guns.
The first video of this incident was released on August 20th.
A “Legal and Welfare Update and Appeal” dated August 14th by the Freedom Flotilla, stated that,
The two boats ‘Al Awda’ (The Return) and ‘Freedom’ were hijacked by the Israeli Occupation Forces in international waters 42 and 49 nautical miles respectively off the coast of Gaza. During their unlawful detention, crew, participants and journalists were subjected to a range of physical and emotional violence.
The captain of Al Awda was threatened with execution, 4 people were tasered, 3 people had ribs broken by the Israeli military and one person had his foot broken.
They were all taken against their will to Israel, unlawfully imprisoned and ultimately deported. The Israeli authorities have stolen the boats and the 13,000 Euros worth of medical supplies that we were carrying as gifts, as well as many of the participants’ personal belongings (including clothes, a Bible, credit cards, IDs and mobile phones). Incredibly, they have begun to take legal action to attempt to confiscate the boats.
These people had been in constant communication with their colleagues on land; so, if they’d been killed by the Israelis, it would immediately have become an international incident, enraging 12 countries. They had to be released, and thus they were. These people weren’t Palestinians; they had rights that were cared-about in other countries. Though a gangster-state, Israel recognized that these people couldn’t be simply discarded, like trash — as Palestinians are treated by Israel.
So, here’s how the journey got to that stage:
On June 27th, Ms. Dressler, writing in the third person as “she,” had posted, as “Deckhand on Freedom”, her personal background, and presented an explanation, written as impersonally as she could, as to why she was participating in this flotilla (which, though she didn’t note the fact, was manned entirely by volunteers who knew that they were placing themselves in severe jeopardy for doing this):
Anna was born in Germany and is now living in Sweden, but mostly she is out on travels and ‘projects’ around the globe. She is an activist and problem solver – a person with a diversity of professions. In 2012, she was the Project Leader for an anti-money laundering campaign. In 2015-2016, she participated in a private project working with refugees near the Macedonian border and along the Balkan route. She enjoys her freedom wholeheartedly and wants others to have the same opportunity.
On July 18th was posted, by the Freedom Flotilla, the following “Leaving For Gaza – Media Release”:
Four boats from the ‘Right to a Just Future for Palestine’ Freedom Flotilla Coalition are scheduled to leave Palermo, Sicily, to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza, and to assert the Palestinian people’s right to freedom of movement and their right to a just future. …
As always, our boats carry representatives from across the world and messages of love and solidarity for those living under the inhumane, decade-old blockade – the collective punishment on the civilian Palestinian population of Gaza. Given the dire situation in Palestinian hospitals, we are also transporting some urgently needed medical supplies (#Gauze4Gaza).
This need is even more critical given the thousands of people severely wounded by Israeli snipers and tear gas in the past few months during the Great March of Return protests (see 10 July UN report on serious injuries). …
It is also encouraging to see the local welcomes we are being given, including by the Mayor of Palermo who rightly connects our campaign with the Caravana Abriendo Fronteras, who have just arrived from Spain, and similar demands for the opening of borders and freedom of movement from the City Council of Cádiz (Spain) and Naples (Italy).
Spokesperson for the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza, James Godfrey said: “This Flotilla is necessary to highlight the international community’s failure and its ongoing complicity in the illegal blockade of over two million Palestinians in Gaza, more than half of them children.”
On July 23rd, was posted “Freedom Flotilla Coalition sets sail for a just future for Palestine”, and it reported:
Freedom Flotilla leaves Palermo to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Three boats are sailing with boxes of medical supplies: Al Awda (The Return), a large converted fishing vessel; Freedom to Gaza, a large sailing vessel; and Falestine, a smaller sailing vessel. A fourth boat, Mairead, will not sail at this time. Another Sicilian port Messina, opened its open arms as usual with a series of wonderful community events, and we are grateful for their solidarity.
All three boats making their way to Gaza will be donated to the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, that includes a fisherman’s union that will use the boats to fish in order to feed their families.
Spokesperson for the Swedish Ship to Gaza campaign, Jeannette Escanilla, said the boats would provide important economic and training opportunities for Palestinians trapped in Gaza.
“The illegal Israeli naval blockade has devastated the Palestinian economy, and in particular has hurt the fishing industry in Gaza so these boats will provide important economic opportunities for Palestinians in Gaza, and also training opportunities in sailing, to enable them to gain better qualifications. Currently, the Israeli Occupying Force prevent Palestinians in Gaza from sailing more than a few nautical miles from shore, and routinely attack fishing and other boats from Gaza.”
On July 26th, Dressler posted “ON THE WAY TO GAZA WITH FREEDOM – ANNA DRESSLER (UNITED KINGDOM/GERMANY)”. She said:
Gaza is a zone in the world where human rights seem to be forgotten. I believe that every person can change the world, on their own way, wherever they are and in which way they can. Let’s start here, with a blockade that should never have existed, and continues, along with everyone else, man-made, disasters.
On August 4th was posted to youtube “ANNA DRESSLER – SOS”, in which, six days after the seizure, theft, and assault, by Israel, against these people and their vessels, Anna, speaking in Swedish, publicly demanded that her Government in Stockholm enforce her rights as a Swede, against the Government of Israel, and that the ships and their supplies be at least returned to their owners.
On that same date, August 4th, the Freedom Flotilla itself headlined “SOS – Just Future for Palestine”, and officially notified the foreign ministers of the 12 involved countries whose nationals’ rights had been violated by Israel in this incident. These 12 countries were: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UK, and U.S.
The following day, August 5th, Jeannette Escanilla wrote, for the Steering Committee, Ship to Gaza Sweden (her official title being “Spokesperson for the Swedish Ship to Gaza campaign”), addressed as follows:
To the Foreign Minister of Sweden; Margot Wallström
To the Prime Minister of Sweden; Stefan Löfven
Ship to Gaza’s sailing ketch “Freedom for Gaza” was approaching the coast of Gaza when it was boarded by Israeli militants on Friday 3 August on international waters, a gross violation of international law. The last reported position of the vessel before boarding was about 40 nautical miles from coast of Gaza at 20:06 (CET).
The Swedish flagged ship and its cargo of medical supplies were seized by Israel and the 12 persons onboard were abducted and led to Israel, a country they did not intend to visit.
Ship to Gaza demands that the captured crew, the ship and its and cargo will be returned to the position where they were boarded and allowed to continue their voyage on international and Palestinian waters without being interupted, in accordance with international law. In this way we can complete the purpose of the journey, which is to hand over “Freedom” as a gift to Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)*, as well as 18 boxes of medical supplies, gauzes and sutures, to the organization My Care in Gaza. The lack of healthcare in the Gaza strip is appalling.
Our long term demands are also that the eleven-year illegal and destructive blockade of the Gaza Strip is finally lifted. The Swedish government has repeatedly backed the requirement of a lifting of the blockade. We now expect that the same government, whose flag is worn by the attacked ship, will also support our specific requirements regarding crew, cargo and ships. Ship to Gaza calls on Israel and Egypt to now meet the demands of large parts of the world community, that the illegitimate and destructive blockade of the Gaza Strip will be lifted after eleven years of isolation and aggression.
There is an obvious discrepancy between that “Friday 3 August” date, which she wrote on 5 August, versus the subsequent claim in the August 20th released video, of “29 July 2018,” as being the date on which their boats were stolen. An explanation is thus needed from them, regarding that discrepancy. However, in any case, the Swedish Ship to Gaza has made public that,
Ship to Gaza has now received an answer to the open letter that we, through our chairman Jeanette Escanilla, have sent to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström on August 5th.
The Minister writes:
Thank you for your letter dated 5th of August 2018.
The situation in Gaza is very critical. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described the situation as a humanitarian crisis. Furthermore, as you wrote, the lack of medical supplies is disastrous, not least since so many people have been injured as Israeli military has been deployed in connection with demonstrations along Gaza’s border in recent months.
Sweden upholds the principle of freedom of the seas and freedom of navigation. The government has been in contact with the Israeli authorities regarding Ship to Gaza, and has expressed that the actions of the Israeli authorities in relation to the Swedish-flagged vessel Freedom and the persons onboard constitutes a breach of international law. The government has also demanded that the ship, its cargo and the persons who were aboard be released. The Swedish Embassy in Tel Aviv is monitoring the imprisoned Swedish citizens’ consular rights and visited all of them on Sunday, August the 5th.
The Swedish government will continue to work towards an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and towards a fair and sustainable two-state solution in which the two states can co-exist, peacefully, side by side. Ending the isolation of Gaza and providing humanitarian aid to its people are two critical, urgent steps towards that end.
(Translated by Ship to Gaza)
The Swedish Ship to Gaza commented on that statement:
Ship to Gaza wishes to emphasize that the wording … in principle corresponds with our own demands that the crew, cargo and boat should be returned to the place where they were boarded and be allowed to continue their journey to Gaza. We are now being notified that the activists and crew is being deported from Israel. This is not in agreement with our demands or with the requests of the Swedish government.
We also want to know what the Swedish government is doing now to enforce the demands regarding our ships, cargo and crew, but even more importantly, also with regards to the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
On August 8th, Ms. Dressler posted:
Anna arrived last night at Berlin airport. Read her preliminary report of the cruel and inhumane treatment that the Israeli authorities meted out to her despite having a German passport. “…Can you then imagine how few rights Palestinians have…”
Anna’s resolve is strengthened and she declared that “We will continue to fight for freedom…”.
Please continue to demand the release of all of the Political Prisoners.
On August 13th, the Freedom Flotilla posted “SECOND MEDIA RELEASE ON MEDICAL SUPPLIES NOT REACHING GAZA” and listed, and linked, to the international laws that Israel had violated in this incident.
On August 17th, UK’s Stuart Littlewood headlined at American Herald Tribune “The UK’s Prime Minister-in-Waiting Must Zap the Circling Sharks”, and he reported on the extreme pressure that the progressive UK politician Jeremy Corbyn was facing for his not clearly taking a stand favoring Israel against the Palestinians, and he reported Corbyn’s being accused by Israel of “anti-Semitism” for that (as if it were wrong to recognize that Israel is an enemy nation; as if to recognize this is somehow against Jews or Judaism, instead of being against racist fascism in any nation, and against apartheid in any nation, and against theocracy in any nation, and against the imposition by any nation, of dictatorship — all of which presumptions are clearly lies). Littlewood noted that,
While the mainstream, including the BBC, have been sticking the knife into Corbyn, none of them (as far as I’m aware) reported a much more serious outrage – the hijacking by Israeli Occupation Forces of two vessels heading for Gaza and the violent assault, abduction and imprisonment of the 34 people from 12 countries who were on board – one of them a British consultant from the famous ‘Barts’ Hospital in London.
That is basically where things currently stand on this matter. The other governments involved (among the 12, besides Sweden), have been silent. Only Dressler’s nation has not. But no indication exists that even Sweden is following up with any demand against Israel. The underlying assumption seems to be that governments in The West (including the Sauds and their friends — all also “Western”) will continue simply to side with Israel against the Palestinians, even when their own citizens’ rights have been violated by Israel’s illegal imposition and enforcement of this illegal blockade.
Among the Governments that refused to enforce its citizens’ rights in this matter is the United States. Refusing to enforce its citizens rights that have been illegally violated by Israel, is routine for the U.S. Government to do. Ever since 1967, Israel has been supported by America, though America’s enemy, at war against Americans, and Israel has stayed that way, but the U.S. Government itself (and its news-media) has been keeping that fact, of Israel’s war against Americans — Israel’s being an enemy — a bipartisan secret from the American people (who are required, furthermore, by their Government, to pay to Israel’s Government, $3.8 billion per year, so that it can buy U.S.-made weapons from Lockheed Martin and other politically top-connected American companies — Eisenhower’s “military-industrial complex” — which are the intended beneficiaries of this coercion, by America’s Government, against America’s citizens). It’s the proven and incontrovertible reality, of the U.S. Government’s tyranny, against its own people.
Without such lies as that Israel is America’s friend instead of America’s enemy, and without such hiding of crucial facts from the public (for ‘national-security’ purposes, of course — not for billionaires’ profits), none of this could happen, and could be even credibly called ‘democracy’. This is actually a ‘democracy’ based on lies. But is that really possible, or is it instead just another lie, one to cover-up all the others? If that’s the case, then the problem is, obviously, much deeper than merely Israel versus the Palestinians, and nothing that the mainstream press publishes in The West regarding international relations can be trusted, at all, for its keeping this secret throughout the decades.
Certainly, what you are now reading, on this site, isn’t mainstream in The West. So, you are here reading Western samizdat, forbidden truths — truths that are forbidden to be published in The West. Nonetheless, all of this article is documented to be true. Just click onto a link anywhere that you doubt it. You will find that it’s all true — not just “maybe true” (like mainstream ‘news’ often is) — it is all unequivocally true. And, yet, what politician can say it? What would they be implying if they did say it? Can they say it? Apparently not.
What you’ve read here is, therefore, exposing just the visible tip, of an iceberg, of lies.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.
Their day is coming – – – – again.
“All this has happened before, and all this will happen again”
— Battlestar Gallactica
Israel is an abortion that unfortunately not happen, was born and now displays all signs of degeneration and ill.
It was born in blood and will die in blood.
I am part jewish, but first and foremost I am Danish/Swedish and I would never, ever lift a finger to defend the Apartheid settler state of Israel. Full stop. I do not embrace fascism, I abhor it.
Thank you, Eric, for this protest against Piracy on the High Seas in full view of the International so-called Community. Though relatively small compared to the horrific blockade of Yemen it breaches The Freedom of the Seas just as much, and is a threat to free peoples everywhere.
Jews deserve a land, it is not easy to live as second-class citizens everywhere
Leo’s fake news
Leo, Palestinians deserve a land, it is not easy to live as second class citizens in Zionazi-occupied Palestine.
No religious group “deserves a land.” Theocracy anywhere is wrong. And if you are instead defining Judaism as not a religion but a race, then racism anywhere is wrong — and racist rule over any nation is wrong.
Furthermore: the Holocaust was Christian, not Muslim; and it wasn’t only German, either: ,any of its most ardent participants, in Ukraine and elsewhere, weren’t Germans, and many Germans voted against Hitler, and some even opposed his policies after he became Germany’s dictator.
Zionism is simply Jewish racist-fascist theocracy, and racist fascism of any type is nazism, it reflects the racist-fascist ideology.
“Zionism is simply Jewish racist-fascist theocracy”
No question about this at all. What they want and are working towards is a theocracy pure and simple and they actually think they are going to accomplish exactly that. https://youtu.be/rFr4C2BPLeM
It is an extremely frightening matter for all and reminds one of that earthquake that hit Jerusalem on May 20, 363 A.D. This date carries huge significance, given that the Jews had been about to rebuild the Temple. It is certainly curious how everything had been gathered together the costly wood, stones, metal etc etc and the rejoicing of the people because the next day the rebuilding was to occur. Then suddenly at the third hour of the night an earthquake struck which levelled Jerusalem destroying everything. Two hundred years of hope went up in flames.
Now was this just a coincidence? Not by a long shot and it speaks volumes about what is to occur yet again in the future except this time as the book of Revelation clearly spells out another earthquake is set to strike not only that region of the world but the entire planet.
What the Chosenties are doing is folly pure and simple.
Another great folly and an unfortunate one at that to is what Oxford University Press did 100 hundred or so years ago by publishing that unbelievable nonsense called the Scofield Bible and its dispensationalism paid for apparently the Jewish cabal? Truly it should be repudiated. Especially repudiated is the very dangerous teaching that Gog and Magog from Ezekiel 38 and 39 are the nations of Russia and Germany. Nothing has solidified the argument for the rebirth of the nation of Israel than this one prophecy. Really Russia and Germany are going to be destroyed by God for attacking the chosen nation? It is a grave and grievous mistake the likes of which if not immediately repudiated will most certainly lead to some serious issues. It must be repudiated and if there was one author who accomplished this it is Gerry Fox in his book World War 3, Gog & Magog, and Israel, lies all Lies. https://www.amazon.com/World-Magog-Israel-lies-Lies-ebook/dp/B0796LPRCK
In the mean time God help us all
Probably should’ve gone about that without stealing land,making enemies out of everyone around the newly acquired land and receiving patronage from one of the most treacherous peoples of this world.
Incidentally, why don’t the Jews/Israel just ask their ally USA to give them one of their states?USA has plenty of land and low population density, should work out.Americans could also do the same with others they wish to ‘liberate’ and help/support, let’s see, a state for Kurds, couple of states of ISIS, one for Porshenko(?),one for Taiwan, anyone else?Since Washington would be giving away their own land, I don’t think anyone outside of the USA would complain.Americans would be happy to see groups they support finally getting what they deserve, all the while gaining allies close to them and the ones receiving the land would also be happy to have nation-states of their own and so close to their ally, Washington.It’d be a win-win situation, everyone will be happy.
They are Khazars , not jews .
“….. jews/Israel just ask their ally USA to give them one of their states ” ? All US states (Europe as well ) ARE already under their control . Never ending gluttony.
the whole USA is a jewish satrapy.
Yep, Texas! Large and empty enough. Warm sea, like the Mediterranean, desert like in Palestine, many goyims of German descent that they could empty the pockets of once more, and some oil and gas to top it off. Perfect!
Canaan for the Canaanites!
Remember the attrocity of Jericho, and return the land to its rightful owners!
Jews have very seldomly been second rate citizens. Within their communities they’ve always helped and looked out for each other, avoiding to let business, goods and energy go to or be left for goyims. Jews in America do extremely well. Jews in pre-war Germany did well while the rich jews all over Europe and North Africa did extremely well. And don’t make the mistake of mixing up Zionism and Jewry, they have very little in common. Many jews all over the world are fervent anti-zionists.
But how does a parasite suck its own blood? Better to live off of other counties as they have for millennia.
Oy Vey! Eric has criticised Darling Israel!! Anti Semite!!! Close him down!!! Muh holocaust!!!
This is the first I’ve heard of this incident. No big surprise there. I used to be one of those who blindly supported Israel no matter what. Every brutality was excused away, that it was always committed in self defence. I now know better. They weren’t sneaking weapons to the Palestinians. They were taking medical supplies. What good reason having to do with national security can be offered by Israel for preventing this. It looks more like genocide. Somewhat similar to what the U.S. did to Iraq after the first invasion. Madeline Albright replied when it was mentioned that 500,000 children died as a result of the embargo that they felt the price was worth it. I feel some sense of pity for those who support such evil. They will have to give an accounting just like all of us on the Great Day of the Lord. Maybe coming soon.
On one of the boats was a survivor from the USS Liberty.
Attacked at sea by the Israelis now twice in his lifetime.
— note the link to a website that did report on this. :)
Not surprising Israel hates those who expose its brutality. I always have some respect for swedish despite their faults, behind the standard germanic areogance and coldness they have a sence of human justice and geo political intelligence, they willl never join nato.
The only people who come close to Israeli in deception and brutality are the Anglo Americans and the Germans. In the times before communism, in central and east europe and the slavic lands, the taverns and brewing houses was owned by Germans and Jews. Many people were in debt to them. They owned the newpapers as well. Now why would the Germans and Jews want to make easten people drunk and in debt? -Power, the same ethno supremacist sentiment we see today. nothing has changed. To these dipraved minds, we East Europeans, Africans, Hispanics, Indians etc are just like the slaves of the plantations of the deep south USA. Work for the masters, be reward with right to buying alcohol and drugs and get in debt for shiny western products, how nice!
A sick alliance of Anglo-Protestant imperialism (USA/UK/CN), Old Testament Zionist supremacists (Mossad) and ancient Germanic supremacism (EU) is working hard making the rest of the world its slaves- Russia is the only big obstacle left to them. Worst thing is- Orthodox countries are divided- we must be allies. Ukraina and Greece and Macedonia are gone to the Empire, the temptation of foreign gold. And Chinese buisness oligarchs loves this western material society, China doesnt have the will for a heavy fight, Iran will be noble brave until the end however. Feels like only Russia (and we have to accept belarussia is a part of Great Russia, hold referendum like Krym, Minsk will take its place as another holy Russian city), Serbs and some Romanian are the only ones prepared to resist..
Hamas — An Enemy of Freedom-Loving People Everywhere
Hamas regularly commit war crimes against the innocent, such as disguising their troops as non-combatants. Most recently:
To limit weapons reaching Hamas war criminals, all cargo is inspected. The ships could have easily docked at an approved customs port and cleared medical supplies for Gaza. So why didn’t the ships to through customs? Two possibilities spring to mind:
-1- They were trying to smuggle something illegal into Gaza and dumped it overboard before the ships were searched.
-2- The ships were crewed by anti-semites who were deliberately trying to create a fabricate an incident to be distributed by Fake Media firms such as BBC. If this was the goal they failed. This incident received minimal coverage.
There being no possibility that the medical supplies, being in contravention of the embargo against such supplies, would not be cleared.
To prove beyond doubt that Jews are finally first class citizens in their own land , They need Palestinians as a second class citizens. So apartheid is one of the fundamental principles of the state
of Israel .
Finally! I’ve been a fan of Eric Zuesse for his coverage of Russia and Ukraine in particular, but until recently I felt like he was in denial about the power and perniciousness of the self-proclaimed Jewish state, putting too much of the blame on nebulous billionaires. This article is a major step forward. Bravo, Eric!
I’ve been writing like this all along. There’s nothing new in this article except the incident it covers.
The one piece missing in your otherwise excellent narrative is the overwhelming evidence of Israel’s role in 911. Many Jewish neocons in key positions of power. Dov Zakheim, Michael Chertov, Larry Silverstein, Jerome Hauer, not to mention the Israelis who filmed the fall of the towers and openly admitted they were there to ‘document the event’.
The day after, Benjamin Netanyahu was the only one openly pleased as reported in the NY Times. “It’s very good! well it’s bad but it will create sympathy for Israel”. Is there a motive? Check. Is there a means? Silverstein is good friends with Netanyahu and ‘work was being done’ on the Towers beforehand. Check.
Opportunity? Cheney and neocons, Doug Feith, Scooter Libby, etc etc in charge of the security services.
The Saudis and Pakistanis played ancillary roles, with US and Israel as the main players and main beneficiaries.
I addressed that in https://washingtonsblog.com/2017/06/shoddy-alt-news-journalism-boosts-mainstream-journalism-propaganda.html showing the stupidity of the “Israel did 9/11” myths, the shoddiness of the ‘case’ that Israel did it. Then, halfway down there click onto where a paragraph begins with the phrase “The case against the Sauds” and you will come to the main evidence, all of it solid, on the people who actually did finance the 9/11 attacks. Israel’s bad, but it didn’t do 9/11, because it’s clear that the Sauds, working with George W. Bush and other U.S. insiders, did.
I love it when people criticize an author for not including absolutely everything in the known universe in an article.
Admittedly, the internet does allow for a longer form than the printed form which had costs per page to print and distribute. A modern writer does not have the limit of knowing its to be printed in a two-page phamplet or that the editor only wants 800 words and the rest of the page space is for the cooking column. But still, there are limits.
We know that Al Qaeda was founded by a combination of the CIA and the Sauds. The CIA wanted opposition to Russia in Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia was willing to funnel money to a religious terrorist movement to aid that goal.
We know in recent times that Al Qaeda, be it renamed several times, is nothing but a CIA front with Saudi backing. The CIA wanted opposition in Syria and Saudi Arabia was willing to funnel money to a religious terrorist movement to aid that goal.
Yet, we are supposed to belive that between these times during 2001, Al Qaeda was an independent terrorist movement that only wanted to attack America? We are supposed to believe that they were just crazy terrorists unrelated to either the CIA or Saudi Arabia that did something horrible which just happened to greatly empower the CIA? Something doesn’t add up.
Al Qaeda was the CIA code name for the files/project concerning the CIA aided proxy forces (mujahideen) fighting the USSR.
Osama bin Laden, A.K.A. CIA Asset “Tim Osman” was an important operative on the Afghan scene.
Israel is nothing but a Nazi state. They suffered it and then they learnt the lesson on how to subjugate races and religions on their own evil purpose. Et voila, Israel got borned and flourish under that same scheme.
Sooner or later history will make the next swift, and guess what? They will suffer the consequences
“Learnt the lesson”” — hell — they perfected their murderous craft a century ago as Bozheviks in the nascent Soviet state. Hitler was a piker compared to these bloodthirsty savages.
Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister:
Even if you’ll prove to me by mathematical means that the present war in Lebanon is a dirty immoral war, I don’t care. Moreover, even if you will prove to me that we have not achieved and will not achieve any of our aims in Lebanon, that we will neither create a friendly regime in Lebanon nor destroy the Syrians or even the PLO, even then I don’t care. It was still worth it. Even if Galilee is shelled again by Katyushas in a year’s time, I don’t really care. We shall start another war, kill and destroy more and more, until they will have had enough.
Tell me, do the baddies of this world have a bad time? If anyone tries to touch them, the evil men cut his hands and legs off. They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don’t suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear me instead of feeling sorry for me. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear my madness instead of admiring my nobility. Thank god for that. Let them tremble, let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a wild country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go crazy if one of our children is murdered—just one! That we might go wild and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East! I… Let them be aware in Washington, Moscow, Damascus and China that if one of our ambassadors is shot, or even a consul or the most junior embassy official, we might start World War Three just like that!
If your nice civilized parents had come here in time instead of writing books about the love for humanity and singing Hear O Israel on the way to the gas chambers… now don’t be shocked, if they instead had killed six million Arabs here or even one million, what would have happened? Sure, two or three nasty pages would have been written in the history books, we would have been called all sorts of names, but we could be here today as a people of 25 million!
Even today I am willing to volunteer to do the dirty work for Israel, to kill as many Arabs as necessary, to deport them, to expel and burn them, to have everyone hate us, to pull the rug from underneath the feet of the Diaspora Jews, so that they will be forced to run to us crying. Even if it means blowing up one or two synagogues here and there, I don’t care. And I don’t mind if after the job is done you put me in front of a Nuremberg Trial and then jail me for life. Hang me if you want, as a war criminal… What you lot don’t understand is that the dirty work of Zionism is not finished yet, far from it.
David Duke, “Ariel Sharon: The Terrorist Behind the 9-11 Attack!” May 2, 2004 (http://davidduke.com/ariel-sharon-the-terrorist-behind-the-9-11-attack-3/).
Unenviable situation here: Sharon was raving on about his own insanity. This strongly sounds like he was demonically possessed, determined to create hell on earth.
The world cannot claim it “didn’t know” what “Zionism” was all about.
Israel’s Secret Plan for a “Second Israel” in Ukraine . —- https://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/israels-secret-plan-for-a-second-israel-in-ukraine-by-wayne-madsen/
It’s not correct to refer to the Palestinians as Israeli “Second Class Citizens” There are fundamental differences between civil rights in Israel and those in other States such as the United States. Legal rights in the US are based on the fundamental principle of equal rights under the law for all citizens. Groups such as Black Americans are sometimes referred to as “second class citizens” due to these groups being economically or otherwise practically disadvantaged in other ways despite technically having the same legal and citizenship rights as any other group. The concept of equal rights for all citizens does not exist in the Israeli Basic Law.
In Israel, which is also a racially structured society, the equivalent of American Blacks would be Sephardic Jews as well as the Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews). These groups have technically the same rights as Ashkenazi Jews despite facing discrimination, limits of status and other practical consideration. These groups would be the “Second Class Citizens” in the American sense.
Contrasting with American Law, the Israeli version of “Second Class Citizens” would be Israeli Arabs. Despite holding Israeli citizenship, Israeli Arabs, who may be Christian, Muslim, Druze, etc. have no guarantee of equal rights under the Basic Law. Critically, only the Jewish People are granted the Right to Self-Determination within Israel. Non-Jews are not acknowledged to possess similar nationalist or collective rights. This has practical consequences in many areas such as immigration of family members.
Sadly, the Palestinian inhabitants of Gaza and the West Bank have no rights of citizenship and their status is no better than that of animals.
Israel should realize by now that their Western masters on ever shakier grounds domestically can’t afford to write them blank checks anymore.
Well, “western masters” have been reduced to just “American masters.” Europe seems to be going a different direction. Note that this boat was sent by Europeans and that their Swedish government is at least rhetorically backing their citizens. Note also that Europe has completely rejected Israel on the Iran issue.
America is not a democracy, so as long as Israel keeps oligarchs like Adelson backing them, they’ll have the American government backing them. But beneath that surface, Israel is losing support in America as well.
Within the Democratic Party, the unwelcome leftwing of the party had been moving towards Palestinian support since the turn of the century. Under Obama/Hillary control of the party for their oligarchs, this did not surface. But, now with Trump being used by Adelson to go all-in in support of Israel, the Democrats oppose anything Trump does. So, expect the party base of the Democrats to turn more pro-Palestinian in the past.
There is a group of fanatical Christians who want Armageddon that support Israel because they believe that Revelations says that Israel rebuilding their temple is one of the last signs before Jesus the Prince of Peace returns. Thus, they still support Israel and there are enough of them to count as a force in elections, but if they end up as the only supporters of Israel left in America, it won’t be enough.
Notice also that this undermines the media control of the American population. The American media of course still provides one-sided, biased coverage of Israel. But, as the base of the Democrats oppose Trump’s support of Israel, the end result will be the media losing even more credibility with the one part of the populace where they still seemed to have some influence in the last election.
Expect more battles in the US and Israel about “anti-semitism” ala Corbyn. The bad news for Israel is while they can stick this finger into the dyke for a short time, in the long run all it does is make the people who want government for the many and not the few to think of Israel as an enemy and a force that is used to fight for the few.
The Jews’ campaign to crucify Jeremy Corbyn for the crime of telling the truth about Israel seems to intensify with each passing day. He is called an “anti-Semite, Holocaust Denier, Conspiracy Theorist,