Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Right to exist, right to self-defense.....not!

The following is a post I made to The Algemeiner, an online Jewish publication, in response to "Golda Meir was no J-Streeter", http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/09/08/golda-meir-was-no-j-streeter/#comment-4474211. Like many Jewish publications The Algemeiner has a limited tolerance for the truth when the truth is critical of Israel and its supporters, and so, not surprisingly, the comment was deleted by "moderation". I reprint it here for your consideration.
Make no mistake, I’m an American and a Jew.
For those of you thoroughly infected with the Judiasm-destroying poison of Zionism, here is the antidote to your Kool-aid dreams. Drink deeply and wake up to reality.
We often hear the phrase “Israel’s right to exist” and along with it, “Israel’s right to self-defense.” Hear them endlessly, by propagandists who repeat them endlessly. But endless repetition does not make a thing true. The phantom “legitimacy” of endless repetition is just the stink that remains after well executed propaganda has raped the truth.
Yet the truth exists.
And here it is: a fact-based, truth-based, ethics-based summary.
In 1917, the British Imperial elite and the World Zionist Organization joined forces to take Palestine from the people — 95% Arab — who had lived there for 70 generations, and give it to the Jews/Zionists. Taking what doesn’t belong to you has a name: it’s called stealing.
This “plan” was a crime of conspiracy then, in its embryonic stage, as the theft and murder in it’s execution is a crime today. A crime is still a crime, despite 90 years of control of the media. A crime is still a crime despite 90 years of impunity from prosecution, or 90 years of protection through propaganda. Just as no amount of time can transform a lie into the truth, so too, no amount of time can convert a crime into a legal act.
The Zionist entity called Israel is nothing less than a geopolitical crime-in-progress. This is the truth that the Jews will never be able to “disappear”, and that the digital age and internet have finally set free.
So when next you hear about Israel’s supposed “right to exist”, consider: what crime has a “right to exist”?, what criminal enterprise has a “right to exist”? Add to that: what criminal has a “right to self-defense”? What criminal has the right to commit violence in the furtherance of a crime? What criminal has the right to fight back against the lawful authority that arrives to halt the crime and arrest the criminals?
Israel, the Zionists, their enablers, and their supporters are criminals: thieves and murderers on a global scale. In their criminality they have no “right to exist”, and in their criminality they have no “right to self-defense”.
Yet, they do have rights. And I support those rights. They have the right to surrender to a competent authority. They have the right to a fair trial. If found guilty, they have the right to a proportionate penalty. And finally, once the offenders have “done their time”, they have the right to rejoin society and resume a peaceful cooperative existence.
A time is approaching when the Zionist criminals will not be allowed to continue their crimes. A billion — with a “b” — and a half Muslims outraged at the Zionist-directed war, against Palestinians in particular and all of Islam generally, and a world ever more unsympathetic with disproportionate Israeli brutality will not allow it. The Israeli post-holocaust get-out-of-jail-free card, dog-eared and threadbare from overuse, has expired.
As an American and a Jew I see the danger for Jews the world over. Jews support their fellow Jews. This ancient and enduring tribal loyalty now leads the Jews into danger. They fail to see the likely consequences that arise from being seen as accomplices in Israeli crimes. A new holocaust is being built, the Jews are building it themselves, and the Zionist criminal project Israel is the foundation stone of that looming catastrophe.
When the three hundred million non-Jewish Americans figure out that their country, its Congress, it’s executive, has been taken over by “the Jews” (the Zionists actually, but no one will bother with that distinction), as in ancient Egypt, and ancient Israel in the time of the Romans, and Spain and Portugal of early Roman Catholicism, or most recently during the era of the Nazis, resentment will rise, and time will have run out.
Now is the time for Jews, American Jews in particular to rise above tribal exceptionalism and criminal apologism and ***fix the problem*** before the problem “fixes” the Jews,…yet again.
Good luck.
Here are the crucial sources for the truth underlying the situation the world finds itself in today vis a vis Israel.
The last three are long, scholarly, and frankly, a bit dry. However, the first, for obvious reasons, is quite entertaining.
“Concerning the Jews” by Mark Twain
The Hidden History of Zionism
Behind the Balfour Declaration
Benjamin Freedman

RT deletion re Assange

It seems I have run afoul of some moderation standard, though for the life of me I can't figure out what it is. My comment was smart and funny and truthful and,... and now it's gone. I used no foul language, I spoke disparagingly of the premier American intelligence agency, and I spoke approvingly for the most part of Julian Assange. I'm no troll, but apparently it seems so to the man behind the curtain -- don't you just hate the anonymity of censorship by moderation? Wouldn't you rather that they had the courage to stand in the sunlight when they arrogate to themselves the right to cancel your freedom of speech? -- the man behind the curtain saw fit to erase me from the record. Will this comment get past the hidden gatekeepers? I suspect not, because of what I'm about to do next? But then you can never tell.

If anyone cares to view the deleted comment it can be found on my blog, 
“whimsical dog” at: http://whimsicaldog.blogspot.com/

And if, perchance the moderator(s) should happen to see this before deleting it, please feel free to drop by my blog and explain your actions.   Here's the offending comment:

The £12m is chump change for the CIA. I'm sure they have already payed, and gladly, that and more to the Brits (and the Swedes) for keeping Assange locked up in an Ecuadorian jail,...er, embassy. The US doesn't really care about punishing Assange so much as discrediting him, making an example of him, destroying his power as an international heroic figure and inspiration to other would-be Robin Hoods. They accomplish that perfectly by keeping him in jail indefinitely on nothing more than tawdry and groundless non-charges. Assange, who had humiliated the US, has now had the tables turned, all the power and celebrity sucked out of his image, reduced to a self-evidently powerless loudmouth facing five more years of jerking off in what amounts to a one room Ecuadoran jail cell.

Had he been a truly heroic figure he would have broken out of his UK confinement, gone shopping at Harrod's next door, taken a helicopter ride to the Ecuadoran embassy in Oslo, and from the balcony there, thoroughly humiliated the Swedish prosecutors and other assorted US stooges in the Swedish government, while Swedish babes lined up around the block for the chance to party with him all night long. But sadly, after famously poking Uncle Sam in the eye, he lost his nerve, and got boxed in by lawyers who put a leash and choke chain around those once legendary big brass ones.

Game, set, and match to the CIA.

The mess "we" made in Iraq (also Libya, Syria, and Iran)

Re: the mess "we" made in Iraq (also Libya, Syria, and Iran)

“...if we help create a mess, we also have to clean it up.”

This is a commonly held misconception, one that I've been waiting for an opportunity to correct,...to extinguish actually. So if you would, help me to spread this, my corrective meme, far and wide because its target, the above malicious piece of illogic, like a deeply embedded tick, needs to be cut out and the wound cleaned and cauterized.

This notion, that you have to “clean up the mess” -- the mess you made -- came to prominence with Colin Powell's Pottery Barn rule, where you will no doubt recall it took the form “If you break it you own it”. (What hogwash!, but I'll get to that directly.) look closely though, look for the Imperial label, some unwarranted baggage, rhetorical scar, an imperial “tic”, the remnant of a bygone age of Imperial presumption that cannot be shed and so is carried along like a carelessly trundled corpse trailing an errant limb. That convenient appendage, the “Responsibility”, ...the duty, the burden, the weight of “a debt of honor”, lies heavy upon the shoulders of he who “breaks it”.  The debt of personal responsibility, of unavoidable personal responsibility.  Oh! the unrelinquishable, unshakable, unshirkable weight of personal responsibility,... “I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the cherry tree.”  “I broke it, I just have to clean up the mess.”  I just have to.

I don’t think so.  

Let's try it again. This time, let's call it “Jeff's Pottery Barn Rule”.  Here’s how it goes:

“If you break it, the first thing you have to do is pay the damages, the next thing is you get the h*** out of the store and you don’t come back.”

The “compulsory” obligation to "clean up your mess", is akin to the notion that “if you break it you own it”, and brings with it certain consequences -- benefits might be a better word -- somewhat hidden. Perhaps no one noticed,...Oh! sweet inattention -- you have acquired the privileges of ownership, oh sweet victory! The responsibilities of ownership of course, as well, but what's that? Anyway, the problem part of “you broke it” now seems, courtesy of the clean up "obligation", to have gone away somewhere. Well then, moving right along, could there be an upside?   Hmmm, let’s see. You own it now That's pleasant. The glass is half full. Sow's ear becomes silk purse, isn't magic wonderful!

I don't think so. If you break it you pay for the damages, and get the hell out.  Over here at the counter, empty your wallet. Now get the hell out.

You see my point?

You made the mess by being incompetent, arrogant, careless, criminal, and indifferent to the welfare of others.  And precisely because your specialty is breaking things, and not cleaning things up, it's best that you leave the cleaning up of your many messes to people who actually know how to clean things up.  People that are actually good at it.  On the upside, at least you are rich enough so that when you go around breaking things you can dig down and pony up the cash to pay for the damages.

So pay your bill,... now,... and don’t come back.  And you know what?... Your driver's license is revoked as well. You’re just too dangerous.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Twice rejected post to Mondoweiss

The following post was twice submitted as a comment to Mondoweiss in response to "Obama ushers in the crisis of the Israel lobby", http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/ushers-crisis-israel, on Aug 7th and then again on Aug 8th 2015, and subsequently rejected by the moderators. I post it here so that it should remain available for viewing, and I leave it for the reader to judge whether it deserves to be censored.


Sadly, Israel has become the path to "yet again". [I was responding to a comment that used the phrase "never again".] And the horrible tragic irony is that the American Jewish community, so central in Israel's "survival", has become the enabler, now fully complicit, in Israel's crimes.  Adding to this tragedy is the fact that they fell into this fateful role unwittingly by virtue of a combination of tribal loyalty and a hopeful, optimistic, and reasonable-seeming-but-empirically-misguided belief in the Zionist plan for a universalist Jewish utopia.  

The plan was that a Jewish state would be the enabler of a Jewish "blossoming" and a fortress, at last, for Jewish security.  But "milk and honey" turned almost immediately into "blood and bile" because the real plan, the "hidden" plan, called for founding the utopia on the "erasure" of the Palestinians.  Now the whole business has descended into a psychopathic catastrophe -- a path straight to the next holocaust -- dragging semi-innocent diaspora Jews the world over down into the darkness along with both the desperately sane and the psychotically captive Israelis.

The only way I see to pull back from this Zionist murder-suicide juggernaut is for American Jews to wake up, do an about face, and compel the US to carry out an "intervention".  By which I most certainly do not mean an intervention in the Neocon military "shock and awe" sense, but rather the "love-bombing" of friends who step in to restrain the afflicted from further violence, and put them -- no matter how unwilling -- on a path to "recovery".  

The alternative is a world-wide anti-Jewish reaction, which given Isreali nukes could mean a horror beyond imagination.  

Now maybe I'm wrong.  If so, please, please show me how.  Please, because God, I want so badly to be wrong.     

Friday, August 14, 2015

Truth is the first casualty

From RT,... and my comment.


ISIS leader reportedly raped American hostage

Right.  And then we have Saddam's al Qaeda connections, Saddam's WMDs, the mushroom cloud smoking gun, the Tonkin Gulf incident, incubator babies, Gaddafi gives viagra to his black African troops, Iran wants nukes, Iran’s psycho mullahs will nuke Israel the moment they have the bomb, Assad used chemical weapons in Ghouta, Saddam's chemical weapons drones 45 minutes from U.S. shores, …. the list is endless, and it’s all bull.

Truth is the first casualty.  

War is a nasty business. Soldiers are inevitably above the law.  “Enemy” civilians are killed indiscriminately, both accidentally and intentionally, and the women of the enemy are utterly unprotected and consequently raped arbitrarily depending on the whim of the individual soldier.  These offenses are either ignored entirely or punished with a slap on the wrist. Americans raped Vietnamese, Iraqi, and Afghan women. The Japanese raped and murdered across East Asia. Russians raped German women almost comprehensively as they advanced on Berlin. It's the same in every war in every time in every place. Rape, torture, and murder are what wars unleash uniformly.  War is the ultimate crime and will remain so until outlawed.

Women and loot were “spoils of war”, the payment for soldiers from the time of Troy and for thousands of years afterward. Ancient warriors would kill each other on the battlefield and then rape and loot the defeated city. The surviving civilians, if not killed, would most certainly be enslaved, just another form of loot.  In modern warfare, the massive industrial production of bombs and shells, and the inaccuracy of aerial and artillery bombardment result in the indiscriminate killing of thousands upon thousands of innocent men, women, and children. Today, in place of enslavement we have “collateral damage” on a massive scale.

No doubt ISIS uses its “infidel” female captives -- ie women of the enemy -- for sexual purposes, and without question, the Western media will characterize this as vicious barbarism employing the word “rape”, with its reliably inflammatory potential, to inflame a passionate hatred and gain the passionate support of its Western populations.  Yet, as unquestionably barbaric as it is, within the barbarism of war it somehow becomes justified and legitimate.  Just as American strategists could explain the “rationality” of the nuclear annihilation of all humanity, the fighters, morale officers, strategists, and ideologues of Koranic conquerors will no doubt explain the strategic and cultural validity of the sexual humiliation of the enemy through the sexual conquest of their women.  Or somesuch equally monstrous concoction of justification.

In the end, Western industrial violence and propaganda stand on an equal plane with Koranic propaganda and violence.  War is always a crime.