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Jewish Settlers Use Palestinian Children As Labor force

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Human Rights Watch, an advocacy organization for human rights reported today that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are using Palestinian minors as laborers in agriculture fields, a practice that is contrary to international law.

In a 74-page report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says that Israeli settlements, mostly in the Jordan Valley, employ children as young as 11 years old, mainly in agricultural work for which they typically receive very low wages.

The report also stresses that children endure long hours under high temperatures, lift heavy materials and are exposed to dangerous pesticides.

The document was prepared with the testimonies of some of the children working in the Jewish settlements and suggests that in some cases Palestinian families have to bear the cost of medical treatment for injuries or illnesses related to work performed by their children.

HRW interviewed 38 children and 12 adult Palestinians working in seven settlements in the Jordan Valley area. The settlements occupy more than 30 percent of the West Bank and are home to most of the major agricultural colonies. Israel occupies the area built in the West Bank, plus the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem since the 1967 war.

According to the report, Palestinian children working in settlements often leave school to work cleaning or packaging asparagus, tomatoes, eggplant and other crops. “Israeli settlements [are] profiting [from] abuse [of] the rights of Palestinian children,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, The Director of HRW for the Middle East and North Africa.

She added that Israeli policies of discrimination result in “impoverished communities where children leave school and accept hazardous work because they feel they have no alternative, as Israel turns a blind eye”.

The spokesperson for the organization in Jerusalem, Bill Van Esveld, said that children working in the colonies do so by choice, although they are motivated by the lack of a better socio-economic reality.

“I do not say that they are carrying out forced labor, but many must wait until the end of the day until they can return home,” he said.

Meanwhile, the President of the regional council of the Jordan Valley, David Elhayani, refused the accusations made by HRW.

“These data are a fallacy he assured a news agency, we respect national and international laws. If someone is caught with minor working in the settlements, he will have his farm shut down, and nobody wants to take that risk.”

He said his council employs 6,000 workers daily, mostly Palestinians, but he denied that any of them are children.

“Our products are subjected to very tough competition and high quality standards; if a farmer employed a child, the economic damage would be terrible,” he said. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said it was studying the HRW report.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Palestine Joins International Criminal Court

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Palestine officially became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday in a similar manner in which other states that have ratified the Rome Statute, its founding document.

The Court is a judicial body and is not authorized to recognize any state. However, the United Nations admitted Palestine back in in November 2012 as an obsever state, clearing the way for the ICC to allow Palestine to become member number 123.

The current government of Mahmoud Abbas agreed last January to recognize the ICC’s jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Israel since June 13, 2014. Similarly, Palestinian militants may be subject to investigation by the prosecution.

The Palestinian membership has led to outright rejection from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The president considers Hamas a “terrorist organization allied with the Palestinian Authority, whose “criminals fired thousands of rockets against Israeli citizens.” The United States and Canada share Netanyahu’s opinion.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki, hosted the second vice president of the Court who gave him a symbolic copy of the Rome Statute, the founding document of the high court.

“From today Palestine formally becomes a Member State of the Rome Statute, the world is closer to ending a long era of impunity and injustice. This agreement brings us closer to our shared goals of justice and peace,” said Al Mali.

The path of Palestine to the Hague-based ICC has been slow and complicated. Abbas announced its accession on December 31 last year, just one day after his last proposal to end the Israeli occupation was rejected before the Security Council of the UN.

Then, on January 2, Abbas signed the Rome Statute thus completing the legal process that culminates now. The secretary general of the UN itself, Ban Ki-moon, announced the date of April 1 for the incorporation of Palestine via the organization’s website.

Palestine has accepted the jurisdiction of international judges from June 13 of last year, which will enable them to investigate Israel’s military operations that took place between July 8 and August 26, 2014. During this time, more than 2,000 Palestinians and 70 Israelis were killed.

The prosecution of the Court evaluates at present the documentation on the subject, an essential step to open a formal investigation. In the last five years the ICC had rejected three other similar claims, because “Palestine was not part of the UN family.”

From now on a new chapter opens in international justice.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Israeli Stooge Abbas Supports Obama’s War On Yemen

Abbas Supports Obama's War On Yemen

Israel appointed Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian Authority leader to provide enforcer services – dirty work it subcontracts.

He’s hugely corrupt. He amassed great stolen wealth serving Israeli interests – conspiring against his own people.

He’s a Palestinian Judas, a longtime Israeli collaborator. He has no legitimacy whatever. He belongs in prison, not high office.

On Thursday, he expressed support for Saudi terror-bombing – naked aggression by any standard.

He backs US-installed ousted puppet Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

He ludicrously called restoring him to power important to create Yemeni security and unity.

He turned a blind eye to his despotic rule. He’s mindless of US-directed Saudi terror bombing murdering scores of civilian men, women and children – maybe hundreds by now.

Reports indicate Saudi and Egyptian military forces intend invading Yemen as soon as orders from Washington signal go.

Expect mass slaughter to follow. Millions of Yemenis are at risk.

Abbas supports what demands universal condemnation.

Naked aggression violates core international law. No nation may attack another except in self-defense.

Security Council members alone may authorize it. Otherwise it’s brazenly illegal.

The  Electronic Intifada said senior PA official Mahmound al-Habbash called on Arab states to “strike” Gaza – terror-bomb 1.8 million people the way Israel did last summer.

Murder perhaps thousands more. Maybe turn all remaining parts of Gaza Israel didn’t destroy to rubble.

Abbas supported Israel’s 2008-09 Cast Lead and 2012 Pillar of Cloud wars. Most likely its 2014 Operation Protective Edge carnage.

He’s Palestine’s worst enemy. He supports mass murdering his own people.

Al-Habbash serves as PA religious advisor. What kind of a god he prays to isn’t known – for sure not one civilized people believe in.

He said Arab states are obligated to “strike those who have violated legitimacy with an iron fist, regardless of the place, time or circumstances, beginning with Palestine.”

In January 2006, Palestinians overwhelmingly elected Hamas their legitimate government.

Al-Habbash called its democratic victory and what followed “a coup” separating Gaza and West Bank authority.

“(I)t must be addressed with firmness,” he said. Mass murder is his method of choice.

“There can be no dialogue with coup-makers. They must be hit with an iron fist.”

Israel complicit with Washington orchestrated “coup-mak(ing)” against Palestine’s legitimately elected government.

Hamas successfully resisted their lawlessness. The price of electoral victory and resisting coup d’etat efforts was longterm isolation under siege and three US-supported and encouraged Israeli wars of aggression.

Abbas solidified West Bank power as Palestine’s illegitimate leader.

Besieged Gazans continue suffering horrifically under Israel’s lawless blockade – with no end in sight or international community help to support their legitimate rights.

Al-Habbash perhaps spoke for Abbas saying “(t)here are many other (regional) cases that should be treated like Yemen.”

In other words, mass murdering Arabs is OK as long as privileged ones benefit.

Abbas, al-Habbash and likeminded corrupt PA officials are Palestinians worst enemies. Why they put up with them, they’ll have to explain.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Israel Joins Obama’s War On Yemen

Israel Joins Obama's War On Yemen

Obama terror-bombed Yemen throughout his tenure. He murdered hundreds of noncombatant men, women and children in cold blood.

He’s at it again. He’s waging proxy war against Houthi rebels.

He’s using rogue state regional allies to do his dirty work.

Houthis ousted illegitimately US-installed puppet Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Israel quietly joined Obama’s dirty war. On March 22, Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi accused Washington and Israel of using Takfiri extremists to stage terrorist attacks on Yemeni civilians.

Mosques were targeted. Scores were killed, hundreds injured. Al-Houthi urged Yemenis to unite against elements aiming to destabilize the country.

“Everyone is a target,” he said. He didn’t know at the time Washington intended using proxy forces to terror-bomb Yemen into submission.

America’s goal is longstanding. Eliminate all independent governments. Replace them with US-controlled puppets.

Hadi was a convenient stooge. Obama wants him back in power serving US interests.

At the same time, denying Iran a regional ally. Wanting Tehran isolated by eliminating its key allies – mainly Syria and Hezbollah.

Then replacing its independent government with one Washington controls.

America allies with the region’s worst despots to further its objectives.

It’s in bed with Israel’s hegemonic ambitions. Both countries partner in each other’s high crimes.

They threaten world peace. They  terror-bomb adversaries.

Washington planned war on Yemen months earlier. It’s controlling and directing ongoing Saudi-led aggression against a nation posing it no threat.

Israeli warplanes are involved. Fars News said they’re participating in airstrikes.

It quoted Yemen’s Al-Haq Political party Secretary-General Hassan Zayd saying:

On direct orders from Netanyahu, “for the first time…Zionists are conducting a joint (military) operation in coalition with Arabs.”

Yemen’s al-Massira television said aggressor warplanes deliberately targeted civilian homes and a market where people were shopping.

Dozens were killed, scores more injured. Bombing continues.

Houthi forces keep advancing. Reports indicate heavy clashes near Aden.

Senior Iranian parliamentarians urged Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member nations to condemn Saudi terror-bombing.

Iranian MP Zohreh Tabibzadeh spoke for others saying “(w)e expect the NAM countries to condemn this aggression.”

Yemenis intend defending their country, she stressed. They deserve universal support against US-planned, sponsored and directed terror-bombing.

On Saturday, Reuters said Houthi fighters continued making gains – despite Saudi-led air attacks.

Yemen is the latest example of Washington’s war on humanity.

It’s systematically ravaging and destroying one country at a time.

Post-9/11 alone, its aim for unchallenged global dominance took millions of lives.

Gideon Polya estimates Bush/Obama’s genocidal war on Iraq (since 2003) killed 2.7 million people – from violence and “violently-imposed deprivation.”

Since 1914, Western wars on Iraq killed nine million, Polya estimates.

What Britain began a century ago, it now partners in what Washington continues – wars without end against Arab populations being systematically exterminated.

Western media scoundrels ignore an ongoing Arab Holocaust far greater than what Hitler did to Jews.

Try finding a single Western report explaining it. None on one of history’s greatest crimes.

Arab lives don’t matter. Western white supremacists consider them fair game for mass slaughter and exploitation.

Washington’s Afghan, Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian wars continue. Yemen is Obama’s latest aggression.

It follows his installing Nazis to run Ukraine – to wage dirty war without mercy on Donbass residents wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism.

What happens longer term remains to be seen. Washington’s war on humanity threatens world peace.

Madness defines US policy. Lunatics in charge won’t quit until they turn all countries to rubble.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

UN Denounces Israeli Abuses Against Detained Palestinian Children

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500 children were killed and hundreds of thousands were found to be psychologically unstable after the last Israeli attack in Gaza.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Makarim Wibisono, called on Israel to “cease the abuse of lots of kids” that the Israeli regime holds in detention.

“I am extremely concerned about the treatment given to the Palestinians, including children in detention centers in Israel,” said Wibisono as he presented his latest report to the Human Rights Council of the UN during its twenty-eighth session.

“As we speak, scores of Palestinian children are in Israeli detention centers. I appeal to Israel to take the relevant decisions dramatically and immediately to cease the abuse,” he added.

Wibisono echoed a report from the United Nations Children’s Fund published two years ago in which it was concluded that the abuse of children in the detention system appeared to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized.

“No child deserves to go through terrifying nights of arrests, physical and verbal abuse, denial of access to a lawyer, and humiliation,” said the reporter, who recalled that Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the occupied territories “are not treated in the same way. “

The rapporteur assumed that since the report was published, Israel conducts interrogations in a language that the child can understand, but claims that this does not occur in cases of children who throw stones, which is the most common charge against them .

Wibisono remembered the price paid by Palestinian children in Gaza after the last conflict, which left 500 dead and 400,000 children in need of psychosocial support.

“The ferocity of the destruction and the high proportion of civilian lives lost in Gaza raises serious questions about Israel’s compliance with international humanitarian law and the principles of proportionality, distinction and precaution in attacks”.

“The high number of hospitals, ambulances, schools and private homes destroyed despite the special protection that is granted to them, is an example of this,” he added.

Moreover, Wibisono expressed his “dismay as most people take it lightly when excessive use of force by the Israeli security forces ends in injury or death of Palestinians.”

He recalled the case of two Palestinian teenagers who posed no threat and were killed in cold blood last May at the hands of Israeli security forces.

The speaker again asked Israel to let him enter their territory to carry out his task more accurately and fairly, and reminded that “peace begins when human rights are respected.”


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Netanyahu Divides As He Conquers In Israeli Election

Israeli Prime Minister and the leader of the Likud Party Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party's election headquarters after the first results of the Israeli general election on March 18, 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Time)

Israeli Prime Minister and the leader of the Likud Party Benjamin Netanyahu greets supporters at the party’s election headquarters after the first results of the Israeli general election on March 18, 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Time)

Much of Israel and the rest of the Middle East went to bed late Tuesday with initial exit polls showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party in a virtual tie with its main rival, the center-left Zionist Union, but awoke Wednesday to a vastly different outcome.

 

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European Union Condemns Israel For Demolishing Palestinian Shelters

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The representative at the office of the European Union in Jerusalem showed her disapproval for the demolition orders issued by the Israeli authorities of two temporary shelters in the West Bank that had been subsidized by the EU community.

“We condemn the demolition of two shelters funded by the European Union in Area C as part of our response to the needs of affected communities according to humanitarian imperative,” reads a statement released by the office.

As sources reported, Israeli authorities destroyed the two facilities near the separation wall in Isawiya, Jerusalem. The shelters are located in an area known as Area C, which under the Oslo Accords falls under the administrative and military control of Israel.

“We would like to express our concern at this Israeli action,” the spokesman for the office said. He insisted that the EU “has repeatedly asked Israel to halt demolitions in Area C and due to the worsening conditions in which Palestinians live there. “

Less than two months ago, UN Humanitarian Resident Coordinator in the Occupied Territories, James W. Rawley, showed concern at the increase of demolished structures -including housing and shelters for animals- in the West Bank and East Jerusalem which were also carried out by Israel.

The demolitions “leading to forced evictions and displacements are contrary to Israel’s obligations under international law and create unnecessary stress and suffering. This must stop immediately,” urged the representative.

According to the data handled by the humanitarian office, last year the Israeli government destroyed 590 structures, some of them funded by international donors, in Area C and East Jerusalem, causing the displacement of 1,177 people.

But despite the continuous warnings from the UN and now the EU, Israel is far from being held accountable for these actions. For now, it is all rhetoric and no international organization or national government has called for accountability although multiple investigations have been conducted on Israel’s violations of signed accords and the commission of crimes against humanity.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Wheels Fall Off The ISIS Psyop Forcing New Meme: Iran Nukes!

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Anyone paying attention to the tiring constant 24/7 surreal ISIS psychological operation of the last six to eight months has probably noticed that with the recent bombshell revelations of ISIS working with Israel and the U.S. by the government of Iraq, the western mainstream media has finally gone into retreat on the ISIS show. All indications are that the ISIS theater finally ran into an inevitable brick wall. From ISIS supply chopper taken down in Iraq, to U.S./John McCain close buddy now leading ISIS in Libya, to U.S. and Israeli ISIS “advisors” being arrested in Iraq.

The architects of this psyop never had a chance of convincing the entire public as many in the truth and liberty movement figured it out from the start. As a group, many of us around the world made a commitment to sharing truth and that commitment led to more ISIS operation lies being exposed to the general public.

Do your own random survey and try to appreciate how many people at least have heard the rumor that ISIS is a staged psyop working for the new world order not against it. The public scope of this awareness should not surprise you. That’s because mainstream media really is dying and losing its influence on the general public. Conversely, that is because the alternative, independent or new media really is rising. More people are turning to independent alternative media to get their news. Alternative media has been all over the ISIS show exposing the oddities and coincidences that surround the ISIS theater, many which can no longer be ignored by the average person.

Who can stand any more of the ridiculous ISIS sideshow anyhow? It all came about when our U.S. government and its Middle East new world order allies all decided to overplay the ISIS psyop. CIA and Mossad Intelligence decided to move forward with the over-the-top script we’ve all been subject to for months, portraying ISIS as invincible warriors. ISIS from the start was portrayed as self-created masterful military fighters capable of outsmarting all global counterintelligence efforts against it with ease and precision. Only ISIS could take on multiple countries in battle, make promotional propaganda videos all over the internet, recruit new soldiers in countries all over the world, tease the U.S. and it’s supposed enemies with threatening videos of their crimes, steal massive military weapons cache, overpower over 30,000 Iraqi soldiers in Mosul Iraq with just a few hundred fighters, and brag to the world how they are winning. All the while evading all forms of surveillance, spying, tracking, generating their endless top secret untraceable supply of food, water, ammo and toiletries and maintaining endless sources of super secret and untraceable funding and banking.

Pretty soon, to those fully awakened to the new world order plans, the ISIS psyop theater became just that, a daily theater of lies all designed to provide the backdrop for further U.S. intervention in the Middle East. All of this would turn out to be exactly outlined in General Wesley Clark’s “7 countries in 5 years” PNAC invasion plans exposed years ago by the General.

With these new revelations by the government of Iraq that the U.S. and Israel are squarely behind the ISIS psyop the world is poised to move forward in a new direction regarding ISIS. The mainstream media on the other hand had no choice but to start changing the ISIS narrative ever so slightly. Western media responded by now admitting there could be a chink in the armor for the super powered formerly indestructible ISIS. One MSN article headline reads “Islamic State Frays From Within” intended to suggest that perhaps ISIS is human after all. The article goes on to suggest that ISIS is infighting, a problem posing a threat the super human group:

The bigger threat to the Islamic State’s capacity to endure, however, may come from within, as its grandiose promises collide with realities on the ground, said Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut.

“The key challenge facing ISIS right now is more internal than external,” she said, using another term for the group. “We’re seeing basically a failure of the central tenet of ISIS ideology, which is to unify people of different origins under the caliphate. This is not working on the ground. It is making them less effective in governing and less effective in military operations.”

Most striking are the growing signs of friction between the foreigners lured by its state-building experiment and local recruits, who have grown resentful of the preferential treatment meted out to the expatriates, including higher salaries and better living conditions.

Foreign fighters get to live in the cities, where coalition airstrikes are relatively rare because of the risk of civilian casualties, while Syrian fighters are required to serve in rural outposts more vulnerable to attacks, said an activist who opposes the Islamic State and lives in the town of Abu Kamal on Syria’s border with Iraq, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Careful to maintain the psyop, western media reports how ISIS’ only threat comes from within not the supposed battery of nations trying to defeat it. That, apparently is still the easy part. In other words the MSN article tries to maintain that ISIS psyop claiming ISIS has not been scratched from the outside. Their surreal power and invincibility despite some minor setbacks are supposedly intact.

The dilemma mainstream media faces is how to get out from under its own lies and exaggerations. They’ve even resorted to new secondhand stories in a desperate attempt to reinforce some of the previous fake beheadings and spoof videos, they now have characters claiming to have witnessed the beheading. Logic tells us if you provide solid evidence of the event to begin with, you wouldn’t need after the fact witnesses popping up much later.

Isn’t it strange as a whole to put out a story in a desperate attempt just to prove a previous story was really not a lie? Doesn’t this sudden witness emerging attempt remind us of the “I shot Bin Laden” psyop of 2014 where a supposed Navy Seal suddenly stepped into the media limelight claiming he shot Bin Laden dead in 2011? These staged appearances of witnesses long after the event has past seem to have a pattern and it appears we’ve seen this script before. This is not to say the mass beheading didn’t happen, just pointing out the similarity in the scripts, the usual exaggerated attempt to convince the audience with a staged witness who could easily be lying, and the usual lack of hard evidence to back up the claim.

So again, with the recent ongoing breaking news coming out of Iraq of the U.S. and Israel caught once and for all with their hands in the cookie jar supporting ISIS, western media had no choice but to not only slow down on the ISIS psyop coverage but to actually manufacture the next huge pro-war propaganda meme. One that serves the exact same purpose consistent with the PNAC plans and the now famous ‘7 countries in 5 years’ plan. Enter the Iran nuclear weapons part 2 psyop.

This is what aggressive and relentless empires do when they thirst for power. They accept a setback, they regroup and go for another target. Ever since the ISIS psyop took a death blow in Iraq the western mainstream media mouthpiece is now well into the new meme. The meme was set up nicely by having Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu come all the way out to the U.S. and take over our Congress as if he was part of Congress.

The Netanyahu speech theater was quietly one of the most awkward and bizarre moments in American history IMO. When has a prime minister of another country ever taken over our Congress?? Following this bizarre takeover where Netanyahu received over 100+ uncharacteristic standing ovations, the western media went to work on the new post-ISIS meme:

— ‘Iran is a threat to Israel, the world is going end unless we (the world) stop Iran. Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons. Stop Iran now. It’s too late, lets give them nuclear weapons (so that we can use these against them later when we destroy them). Let’s save the world from Iran, Iran is the new boogie monster’ —

The funny thing is that aside from the brainwashed “pro-Israel” zombies, that is the pro-Zionist crowd that naively believe the Godzilla sized lie that- Zionism = Judaism and that current day Israel is equivalent to the biblical Israel, aside from this crowd and aside from the western mainstream media believing zombies, it doesn’t seem like anyone else on the planet is believing this latest round of “Iran is the new boogie monster that needs to be attacked to save Israel”.

The fact of the matter is that the western pro-war, Middle East takeover script is old. The world is tired of their script and humanity wants to dump it like a bad tooth ache. Netanyahu now IMO symbolizes everything that is wrong with humanity. The ‘wage war in the name of defending Israel and fighting terror’ meme is old and mentally tiring. Especially when we know this is the very same terrorism created and funded by Israel and the U.S..

So let us all tackle the new Iran boogie monster meme the same way we tackled the now very tiring ISIS psyop. Let’s continue to laugh all of this off. Let’s not take any of this theater too serious but at the same time let’s stay in step with this cabal with every move they make. Let’s do it for the sake  of future generations. Let’s do it for humanity. Let’s remind ourselves why we expose these operations. We do it first because we love humanity and we don’t feel humanity should be subjected to the desires of these psychopaths.

I pray today that the Iran boogie monster psyop crashes into the same wall that the ISIS psyop crashed into. Let us all continue doing what we do and hopefully the western cabal will begin to implode from within with its own infighting. Hopefully some of the old evil men like Cheney and Kissinger will finally die off. Hopefully we will see a new day for America and the world. A day when we can all wake up in the morning and browse our favorite site, listen to our favorite radio station or read our favorite newspaper without having to read another CIA script pro war propaganda story. I believe this is possible some day. Let’s imagine that day can happen and perhaps before we know it, it will.


Bernie Suarez is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV project where he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.

PLO Breaks Security Pacts With Israel

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After monopolizing the political agenda with his controversial speech to the US Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear that security in Israel is the centerpiece of his campaign.

The latest polls seem to show that Netanyahu’s speech has been modestly effective in gaining him more support. The Likud leader assigned only had a slight improvement after his speech at the Capitol.

However, there is topic of which almost no one in Israel, including Netanyahu is talking about. The Palestinian issue.

Israel’s relation with the Palestinians is as old as its history. Since it was established as the “birth of the Jewish state” in 1948, no one seems to want to solve the conflict between the Israeli regime and the right it denies to Palestinians to live in peace. In this election cycle, politicians in Israel are more worried about the “Iranian threat” and domestic problems.

Not long after Netanyahu heard the last cheers in Washington, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, called the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and in a closed session celebrated on Thursday in Ramallah, both parts agreed to cut ties with Israel since the Oslo Accords of 1993.

“We are forced to reset the security cooperation with Israel,” admitted Kamal al Sheik, board member of Fatah, the party of Abbas.

Contacts between Palestinian security services and Israelis, that have helped prevent attacks and defuse tension, will be broken as long as Netanyahu is in power, said a source of the PLO in Ramallah, “but they will be reconsidered after the elections “.

The president of the Palestinian Authority accused Israel on Wednesday of blackmailing his government since December to suspend the transfer of taxes it collects on its behalf by an amount that has now reached $450 million.

The transfer of tax accounts for two-thirds of budget revenues, which means that 140,000 Palestinian officials have had their salaries discounted by 40%.

“The Palestinian Authority has been reluctant to cut the last ties with Israel, but needs to make a gesture of firmness to the population affected by the pay cut,” argued Said Zidani, a University professor and political analyst.

The Executive led by Netanyahu took the step of blocking the funds immediately after the Palestinian government requested his accession to the treaty governing the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take effect next April 1.

“We will not formally file any lawsuit against Israel,” revealed a source in the PLO, “but we expect that the court acts on its own, after an investigation carried out with respect to the conflict in Gaza last summer.”

Ramallah analysts understand that although Israel has not signed the Rome Statute of 1998, establishing the ICC, the International Criminal Justice can examine events in the Palestinian territory, including Gaza.

The Arabs with Israeli citizenship represent 20% of the population and around 15% of voters in Israel. The list of political groups that oppose Likud is composed of three Arab parties and one Arab-Israeli group.

“Polls now assign a range of 10 to 15 seats, depending on the participation of Arab voters at the polls,” explains Professor Zidani. “It seems clear that it will be almost impossible to block Netanyahu’s reelection for a third consecutive term without the Arab group of Knesset”.

“The Arab parties have had no choice but to join forces to survive,” says Gideon Raat, election analyst and professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University. “The outgoing center-right government has forced them to do that to raise the minimum bar which allows access to parliament, between 2% to 3.25% of the vote,” he adds.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Israeli Women Wage Peace

Israeli Women Wage Peace

Anti-war women of the world unite. They’re doing it in Israel. Thousands represent a refreshing antidote to Netanyahu’s hate-mongering rage for war.

Women Wage Peace (WWP) activists support a “viable” Israeli- Palestinian peace. They want working for it “place(d) at the top of the public agenda.”

They call peace the only solution “offer(ing) life and hope.” With Israeli general elections days away, they urge a “new and different reality in the Middle East.”

They call it “feasible.” Saying “we must strive for it.” Inspired by the horrors of last summer’s Gaza war, they “decided to initiate, mobilize and propose an alternative.”

“The last round of violence has made it clear to all that we must break out of the spiral,” they stress.

“Whether Left or Right-wing, religious or secular, Arab or Jewish, we want to live in a society characterized by normality, prosperity and human rights.”

“All of us wish to lead a sane and balanced existence.” They hope to enlist widespread public support.

They intend “engag(ing) decision-makers and demand a change in priorities. They want peace “over military and security-based approaches.”

Their mission statement says the following:

WWP “is a non-political, broad-based, and rapidly growing movement of thousands of women, taking action to influence the public and political arena.”

It aims “to restore hope and work towards a peaceful existence for ourselves, our children and future generations.”

It wants future wars prevented. It wants peaceful, viable conflict resolution benefitting everyone equitably.

It believes involving large numbers of women increase chances for achieving its objective.

“Cooperation between Palestinian and Israeli women working together to promote (peace) will increase the chances for a sustainable (longterm) solution.”

It calls its values:

— “Perseverance and determination

— Mutual respect

— Cooperation and joint leadership”

It calls on all Israeli women to join a mass initiative for peace.

“Spread the word,” it urges. “Influence change.” Wage peace, not war. WWP activists intend going all-out to stop its scourge.

On March 3, its members carrying anti-war banners marched down Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Blvd. ahead of a planned mass rally outside Israel’s Knesset.

WWP has about 7,000 members. They want Palestinian peace talks revived.

On Wednesday, thousands surrounded the Knesset. They delivered what they called an “alternative” to Netanyahu’s congressional rant.

WPP member Michal Shamir said he spoke “in Washington in English, and we have chosen to speak in Jerusalem in Hebrew and Arabic.”

Group members began their rally walking from Independence Hall (where Israel’s May 1948 declaration of independence was signed) to Derech Hashalom – a main exit to the Tel Aviv/Jerusalem highway.

Derech Hashalom means Peace Way. “If there is no way, there is no peace,” said Shamir.

Israeli lawyers Irit Tamir and Michal Barak founded WWP in the wake of last summer’s Gaza war. Yael Elad heads its media efforts. She serves as spokeswoman.

She says “women cannot just sit at home, complain, and hope for the best, without actively doing something to change the situation.”

“It’s time for us to be part of the dialogue that revolves around security and peace.”

“We sense that women disappear from the public space when you look at TV panels or listen to radio shows.”

“This place is reserved for generals or politicians, but never for women. This has to change.”

“Women are half of the population. We raise the kids who eventually get sent to fight wars or protect the country.”

“We should be there to say something about the outcome.”

Since last August, WWP attracted new members through at home meetings and social media.

It has over 7,000 registered and more than 10,000 Facebook followers. It aims to grow its ranks to 700,000.

“We must become a powerful electoral voice,” said Elad. “We disagree on many things but agree on the necessity of a peace agreement for the future of Israel.”

Rihad Abdul Halim said she joined WWP’s steering committee because of a deep belief in the power of women to peaceful conflict resolution.

It “starts at home,” she said. “As women, our role is to educate for tolerance and the acceptance of the other. Why do we want peace? Because we hurt most during war.”

Recruiting Arab women is harder because “(we) don’t see ourselves as decision-makers,” she said.

“We feel we have no influence. (It) rests with the government, which is Jewish.” Nevertheless, when I hold parlor meetings, I see the women change their minds.”

“I describe this connection like a woman standing on the side of a lake and throwing in a pebble, representing our vision.”

“The stone creates water circles that grow wider and wider. Similarly, this movement created circles of humanity between women.”

“We exchange knowledge and culture, empowering each other. The influence is not just in the domain of peace, but in society more broadly.”

It’s not easy in male-dominated Israel. Only one woman, Golda Meir, ever served as prime minister. She was no dove.

A potential future leader, Tzipi Livni, matches Netanyahu’s hawkishness. Women for peace in Israel find it hard to be heard.

WWP activists intend to keep trying for a goal vital to achieve. Professor Irit Keynan heads the Institute for Civic Responsibility.

“Politicians who are uninterested in peace hold onto weak excuses and raise the ghosts of the Jewish people’s traumatic fears,” she said.

Those wanting peace “are afraid to say so out loud, and compete with each other” to see who’s toughest.

Patriotism is identified with pro-war discourse. Peace is a four-letter word. Unless Israel ends conflict with Palestinians, its future is grim, Keynan believes.

Michal Keidar said she “lost the only man (she ever) loved in the madness of this country.”

She believes no one else should die because hawkish politicians choose war over peace. She urged others to support candidates “for a quiet, normal life” on March 17.

WWP activists want Israel governed by officials waging peace, not war. So do supporters of peace, equity and justice for their own countries worldwide.

Join the struggle against lunatics in Israel and Western countries threatening humanity’s survival to achieve their imperial goals.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected] . His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Benjamin Netanyahu In 2002 – “If You Take Out Saddam, I Guarantee, It Will Have Enormous Positive Reverberations On The Region” (VIDEO)

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By: Michael Krieger | Liberty Blitzkrieg –

This man’s plan in Iraq only led to death, chaos, and the emergence of ISIS.

In 2002, Benjamin Netanyahu already harbored some extremely strong convictions on how to deal with both Iran and Iraq. Back then, his opinions on how to handle the particular challenges each presented were quite divergent. On the one hand, he suggested beaming “reruns of Melrose Place” into Tehran, as a way of inspiring a popular uprising. In contrast, he suggested such an approach could never work in Iraq, and instead advocated for his preferred solution: violence.

Naturally, he believed that a violent overthrow of Saddam Hussein would be a great thing. Specifically predicting that:

If you take out Saddam’s Regime, I guarantee you, that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region.

Fast forward nearly thirteen years, and rather than recognizing that this man’s plan in Iraq only led to death, chaos, and the emergence of ISIS, Congress felt the need to ask him for advice once again. Since as we all know, being wrong in America doesn’t lead to consequences, it leads to promotions.

 

Zionism Verses The Bible

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By: Pastor Thomas Williamson –

Much of our Christian emphasis on foreign policy in the Middle East today is based on the promise that God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:3, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

The first half of this verse is a promise that God made to just one person, Abraham. The original Hebrew is in the second person singular, meaning that God is speaking only to Abraham. The King James Version correctly reflects this grammatical construction, since “thee” is singular, referring only to one person, whereas “ye” would refer to multiple persons.

Matthew Henry’s commentary states of Genesis 12:3a that “This made it a kind of league, offensive and defensive, between God and Abram.”

Of the second half of the verse, Matthew Henry says, This was the promise that crowned all the rest; for it points to the Messiah, in whom ‘all the promises are yea and amen.’ Note, (1), Jesus Christ is the great blessing of the world, the greatest that ever the world blessed with.”

Recently Genesis 12:3 has been spiritualized by Christian Zionist preachers, who say that this verse applies not just to Abraham, but also to Abraham’s descendants, specifically to the modern state of Israel founded in 1948. Supposedly, it means that evangelical Christians as individuals, and America as a nation, are bound to provide unquestioning support, financial and otherwise, to the state of Israel. It is said that if America fails to back up Israel in every way possible, financially, militarily and otherwise, then God will be through with America and will have us nuked.

When it is pointed out that the various Arabs nations, including Palestine, are also descended from Abraham, the Christian Zionists say that the promise of Genesis 12:3 applies only to the descendants of Isaac (Of course, there is no mention of Isaac in Genesis 12:3. They often misquote the verse, saying it refers to “blessing Israel,” but Israel is not mentioned in the verse either).

Zionists say, based on their non-literal, speculative, spiritualized interpretation of Genesis 12:3, that we are to give total, unquestioned support to some of Abraham’s children, while others of Abraham’s children are to be hated, persecuted, ethnically cleansed, bombed back into the Stone Age, maybe even nuked.

But in Genesis 21:13, 17-18 God also bestows His blessing on Ishmael and his descendants, saying, “For I will make him a great nation.” According to the same principles of interpretation by which we have made Genesis 12:3 a command for political support of the modern nation of Israel, Genesis 21:18 must be taken as a command for political support of the modern Arab nations. (Anybody want to start up a “Christian Ishmaelist” movement to lobby for Arab national greatness?)

Christian Zionists claim to have 70,000,000 followers in America, who insists that our politicians render unquestioning obedience to the military and political agenda of the Israeli Government.

Does God really demand that we support all actions and activities of the Israeli Government, even if those actions violate God’s moral standards of righteousness?

It should be pointed out that even in Old Testament times, when Israel was a nation specially chosen by, and ruled over by, Jehovah, He did not expect His people to support and endorse all actions of the government of Israel.

When the Government of Israel committed human rights violations, the prophets openly condemned them, 2 Kings 6:21 –23, 2 Chronicles 28:9-11, Nehemiah 5:7-11, Jeremiah 34:11-17, Amos 2:6-7, etc. Nowadays, liberal Jewish groups still protest human rights violations in Israel. Nevertheless, most fundamentalists Christians would never dream of doing such a thing – it is against their religion. It is their duty to either deny that such violations take place, or else to endorse and commend such violations. We have been told that God will smite us if we disagree with anything that Israel does.

The lawgiver Moses commanded the Hebrews that they should not oppress the strangers or non-Jews in their lands, Exodus 12:49, 22:21, 23:9, Leviticus 19:33-34, 25:35, Deuteronomy 10:18-19, 23:7, 24:17, 27:19. That message, of course, is not mentioned today – it is considered “politically incorrect.”

When King Ahab and Queen Jezebel unjustly expropriated the vineyard of Naboth, the prophet Elijah publicly denounced the kind for this unjust action, 1 Kings 21:17-24, Jehu cited this official action of the government of Israel against Naboth as justification for overthrowing that government, 2 Kings 9:25-26.

But nowadays, when the Israeli government expropriates the lands and properties of Palestinians without compensation, we look the other way and say nothing about it.

In Jeremiah 27:1-5, the prophet Jeremiah picketed a public meeting of the government of Judah with representatives of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre and Sidon. He was protesting the foreign policy of Judah. We would never do anything like that today – it would be considered a violation of the command to “bless Abraham.”

In Jeremiah 27:6-17, the prophet advocated the surrender of Israel’s territory to the King of Babylon, in return for peace – today, we would call it “land for peace.” But today, our warmongering televangelists denounce “land for peace” as unthinkable for any reason whatsoever, and threaten God’s wrath against anyone who would support such a thing.

Supposedly it is better for Jewish and Arab children of Abraham to keep on killing each other over the land (while these sanctimonious war profiteers collect the money from sales of their Armageddon videos. Could it be a conflict of interest to allow American foreign policy to be dictated by these mega-millionaire preachers, who stand to make a profit if there is a war in the Middle East?)

We have seen that God’s inspired prophets did not meet the Christian Zionist standard of blind, unquestioning support for Israel. As it turns out, today’s Christian Zionists do not meet that standard, either.

Whenever the modern Israeli government takes any action that does not fit in with the speculative doomsday scenarios of the Armageddon Theology, the Christian Zionists will loudly protest and insist that the Israelis are doing wrong.

For instance, in 1994 Christian Zionist leaders, including Pat Robertson and Ralph Reed, publicly condemned the policies of the Israeli government under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was seeking a peace settlement with the Palestinians. Robertson has also attacked the policies of Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres.

It seems hypocritical for Christian Zionists to threaten the wrath of God against those who express disagreement with any policy of the Israeli government when they have done the same thing themselves.

Modern-day Israelis and other Jews are well aware of the fact that the Christian Zionists believe, based on a mistaken interpretation of Zechariah 13:8, that there must be a devastating war in the Middle East in which two-thirds of all the Jews will be slaughtered. It is commonly understood that the Christian Zionists do not really care about what is best for the Jews, as evidenced by their constant lobbying efforts to stir up World War III in the Middle East. Million Jews may wind up dead, but it will be good for sales of the Armageddon videos that are peddled on the televangelists’ broadcasts and web-sites.

This raises the question who is really “blessing Israel;” those who are working for peace in the Middle East, or those who are agitating for a war designed to get two-thirds of all Jews wiped out?

Some gullible evangelical Christians may not understand these issues, but our Jewish friends understand what is at stake very well – they are being prepared to serve as cannon fodder for the next Holocaust.

Gershom Gorenberg, in his book “The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount,” says, “I’ve listened to….American evangelical ministers who insist on their deep love for Israel and nevertheless eagerly await apocalyptic battles on Israel’s soil so terrible that the dry river bed will, they predict, fill with rivers of blood.”

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, has stated that “People who say there can be no peace are not really friends of Israel.”

Robert O. Freedman, political science professor at Baltimore Hebrew University, says concerning Christian Zionists, “Once you get in bed with them, you are, to a certain extent, subscribing to their view of what America ought to be. And that, in my view, is not in the best interests of the Jewish people.”

Former Shin Bet secret chief Carmi Gillon and former police commissioner Assaf Hefetz, commenting on the activities of Temple Mount extremists who are financially supported by fundamentalist Americans, warned that an attack on the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem “would lead to an all-out war and unleash destructive forces that would imperil Israel’s existence.”

The eagerness of some televangelists, to get a war going in the Middle East (along with their vociferous Arab-bashing and Muslim-baiting), must be considered in context of their belief in the infamous Armageddon Theology, which insists that 2/3 of all the Jews must die.

Grace Halsell, in her book “Prophecy and Politics” observed: “Convinced that a nuclear Armageddon is an inevitable event within the divine scheme of things, many evangelical dispensationalists have committed themselves to a course for Israel that, by their own admission, will lead directly to a holocaust indescribably more savage and widespread than could have generated in Adolf Hitler’s criminal mind.”

American Christians who really want to be a blessing to all the children of Abraham (Jews and Arabs) need to realize that they do not have to render blind, knee-jerk support to the most extremist elements of Zionism, or to those who are actively trying to foment massive wars in the Middle East that would be contrary to the interests of the Israeli people. Not everyone is going to agree that stirring up a war to get 2/3 of all Jews killed is a good thing for the Jews.

Nor should we forget that our Prime Directive as Christians is found in the Great Commission. Our mission is to evangelize, baptize and teach, not to try to hasten Christ’s coming by agitating war and violence in the Middle East.

Zionism is based on a total misunderstanding of what the Bible teaches. It is true that God gave Palestine to Hebrews in ancient times. But the Bible teaches that their possession of the land was under a conditional covenant with Jehovah. If the Hebrews disobeyed their God, they would lose the land. This is clearly taught in Genesis 17:9-14, Exodus 19:4-5, Leviticus 26:40-45, Deuteronomy 7:12, Joshua 23:15-16, 1 Kings 9:6-9, 2 Chronicles 7:19-22, Jeremiah 34:12-22, Ezekiel 33:23-29, Matthew 21:43, etc.

When the Jews rejected their Messiah, God sent the Romans to dispossess the Jews from their land in 70 AD. This was God’s complete punishment on the Jews for crucifying Christ – therefore, the Jews today should not be persecuted for something that happened 2000 years ago. However, their former title deed on the land of Palestine is not abrogated.

The New Testament teaches that Christians are to focus on the heavenly Jerusalem, not the earthly one, John 4:21, Galatians 4:24-28, Hebrews 12:18-24. We are told in Hebrews 11:13-16 that even Abraham has no further interest in a restored Jewish state on earth, because he is in a much better place in heaven.

Christian Zionism is a movement that claims to be based on the Bible, but as we have seen, it is actually contrary to what the Bible teaches. All Christians should repudiate Zionism and should work for a peace settlement in the Middle East that will be of mutual benefit to Abraham’s Jewish and Arab children in Palestine.

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Mr. Thomas Williamson is an ordained Baptist minister who lives in Chicago, Illinois. He contributes to Media Monitors Network (MMN) from time to time.

Original article: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Doctrines/Zionism/zionism.htm

Obama-Netanyahu ”Fallout” Is Theater – Planned In 2009

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By: Tony Cartalucci | Land Destroyer Report –

In a 2009 US policy paper published by the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, it was made clear that the US was determined to provoke Iran into a conflict and effect regime change at any cost – up to and including an outright military invasion and occupation of Iran with US troops.

However, before it came to that, the Brookings Institution’s policymakers explored other options including fomenting US-backed political unrest coupled with covert, violent force, the use of US State Department listed foreign terrorist organizations to carry out assassinations and attacks within Iran, and limited airstrikes carried out by either the US or Israel, or both.

In retrospect, 6 years on, all of these tricks have not only been attempted to one degree or another in Iran, but have been demonstrably employed in neighboring Syria to diminish its strength – which according to Brookings – is a necessary prerequisite before waging war on Iran.

And of particular interest – considering what appears to be a growing diplomatic row between the United States and Israel – is just how precisely the US planned to covertly back what would be made to appear as a “unilateral” Israeli first strike on Iran – an attack that appears to be in the process of being justified through a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign now unfolding.

From the Mouths of US Policymakers Themselves 

The Brookings Institution’s 2009 policy paper titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran,” makes clear that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program is merely theater, and that it will be used to give the world the impression that the United States explored all possible “peaceful” options before resorting to violent regime change.  The report states specifically that:

…any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context— both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.

Of course, Iran – as admitted to by Brookings themselves – is not governed by irrational leadership, and would not turn down a genuinely “superb offer.” The Brookings Institution admits openly that the US pursues a dual track foreign policy – one for public consumption (making “superb offers”) and another aimed at ensuring Iran looks as unreasonable as possible.

At one point in the policy paper, Brookings would state:

The truth is that these all would be challenging cases to make. For that reason, it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)

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Here, Brookings policymakers openly conspire to undermine global peace by “goading” another nation into a war it neither wants nor will benefit from. Provoking a nation that poses no threat to the national security of the United States is a clear violation of international law – with the Brookings paper serving as a literal signed confession.

Yet despite this open admission, conspiring against world peace, what is of more interest is the United States’ plans to disavow any responsibility for an attack it would use its regional proxy, Israel, to carry out in its place. It states specifically under a chapter titled, “Allowing or Encouraging an Israeli Military Strike,” that:

…the most salient advantage this option has over that of an American air campaign is the possibility that Israel alone would be blamed for the attack. If this proves true, then the United States might not have to deal with Iranian retaliation or the diplomatic backlash that would accompany an American military operation against Iran. It could allow Washington to have its cake (delay Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon) and eat it, too (avoid undermining many other U.S. regional diplomatic initiatives).

To no one’s surprise the British Daily Mail now reports in an article titled, “President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they attacked Iranian nuclear facilities last year, claim sources,” that:

President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets, according to reports to emerge from the Middle East at the weekend

The threat from the U.S. forced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to abort a planned attack on Iraq, reported Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.

Netanyahu will be in Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama’s cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran.

Here, the Daily Mail repeats a growing narrative that dovetails neatly into long-standing US foreign policy described by the Brookings Institution’s report in 2009 – down to the letter. In fact, the prospect of “shooting down” Israeli planes was discussed as one of many props used in this geopolitical theater.

The US, as prescribed by Brookings, is portrayed as desperately trying to hammer out an almost unreasonably accommodation with Iran, while “mad dog” Israel seeks to unilaterally attack Iran – thus giving the US the plausible deniability it openly claimed it would disingenuously attempt to create ahead of any Israeli attack on Iran. It should be noted that the summation of Israel’s military might is a result long, extensive, and continuous US military support meaning that Israeli military operation is even possible without it.

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Also of interest is Israel’s habitual, belligerent, serial acts of inhumanity against both its own people and the Palestinians whose land Tel Aviv has seized and continues to occupy. The nature of these acts is not one of self-preservation, but of intentional provocation – creating predictable political divides across the West easily manipulated particularly at times like these where a “regrettable” attack made upon Iran, a nation the West has thus far failed to topple with terrorism, US-backed sedition, sanctions, and covert provocations, is now in the cards.

It is also clear that the 2009 “Which Path to Persia?” policy paper still represents a vivid window into a much deeper and well-entrenched doctrine still to this day being used to reorder the Middle East into alignment with Western special interests.  It is a signed confession of a now evident conspiracy against global peace and stability. It should be read, in full, before the United Nations Security Council  before those who wrote it and the corporate-financier interests who sponsored it are brought to international justice.

Anything less proves that the United States and its regional proxies, not Iran, are the rogue states, working against global peace and stability, with many standing examples already of their atrocities on display, and more – apparently – still to come.


Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg.

Sign Of Judgment? Total Solar Eclipse On March 20th Falls In The Middle Of The Four Blood Red Moons

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The total solar eclipse on March 20th falls on Nisan 1, which is the first day of the first month of the Biblical calendar.  According to Jewish tradition, a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 is a sign of judgment.  And this has certainly been true in the past.  For example, there was a solar eclipse on Nisan 1 in 70 AD.  Later that year, the Romans attacked Jerusalem and completely destroyed the Temple.  What makes all of this even more interesting is the fact that the solar eclipse on March 20th falls right in the middle of the blood moon tetrad, and it also happens to fall during the Shemitah year.  If you are not a believer, you may be tempted to dismiss all of this as some sort of extremely bizarre coincidence.  If you are a believer, you also might be skeptical.  But by the end of this article, at least you will understand what so many people are talking about right now.

In the Scriptures, we are told that God created the sun and the moon, and that he intended for them to act as “signs”.  The following comes from Genesis chapter one

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

So specifically how can the sun and moon be “signs” as God originally intended?

Well, one minister has discovered that eclipses on important Biblical dates have been associated with key world events throughout history.  His name is Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, and he has pointed out that total eclipses do not take place on any other planet in our solar system

Total eclipses don’t take place on any other known planet, point out intelligent-design scientists. They only take place on Earth, the finely tuned planet where life exists that can actually view them. Biltz points out that the Bible says in Genesis that the sun, moon and stars were created specifically as signs for mankind, so His creation would know about the feasts (or appointed times) to have relationship with their Creator.

A number of years ago, Pastor Biltz discovered that a series of four blood moon eclipses would occur on important Biblical dates during 2014 and 2015.  This kind of “blood moon tetrad” is very rare.  It fact, it has only happened seven times before since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  This current blood moon tetrad is the eighth occurrence.

And according to Jewish tradition, blood red moons are an omen of war for Israel.  The following comes from my previous article on the blood red moons

Is Israel going to be involved in a war during the blood red moons of 2014 and 2015?  According to ancient Jewish tradition, a lunar eclipse is a harbinger of bad things for Israel.  If that eclipse is blood red, that is a sign that war is coming.  And blood red moons that happen during Biblical festivals seem to be particularly significant.  There was a “tetrad” of blood red moons that fell during Passover 1967, the Feast of Tabernacles 1967, Passover 1968 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1968.  And of course the 1967 war during which Israel took full control of Jerusalem took place during that time period.  There was also a “tetrad” of blood red moons that fell during Passover 1949, the Feast of Tabernacles 1949, Passover 1950 and the Feast of Tabernacles 1950.  If you know your history, you already are aware that the Israeli War of Independence ended on July 20th, 1949.  So does the blood red moon tetrad of 2014 and 2015 signal that another season of war is now upon us?

We already witnessed a war between Israel and Hamas in 2014, but personally I am convinced that more war could soon come to the Middle East.

But what I want to talk about now is the total solar eclipse that is coming up on March 20th.  The chart below comes from propheciesoftheendtimes.com, and it shows that it falls right in the middle of this series of blood red moons…

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As I mentioned above, when a solar eclipse falls on Nisan 1 it is traditionally considered to be a sign that judgment is coming to the world…

“Our Rabbis taught, when the sun is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for the whole world. This may be illustrated by a parable. To what can this be compared? To a human being who made a banquet for his servants and put up for them a lamp. When he became wroth with them he said to his servant, ‘Take away the lamp from them, and let them sit in the dark’. It was taught: R. Meir said, whenever the luminaries [moon] are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel since they are inured to blows. This may be compared to a school teacher who comes to school with a strap in his hand. Who becomes apprehensive? He who is accustomed to be daily punished. Our Rabbis taught, When the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel, since Israel reckons by the moon and idolaters by the sun…”

—Succah 29a

Of course Jewish tradition is not Scripture, but it is very interesting to note.

And what we do know is that we have seen this kind of pattern before.

On Nisan 1 in 70 AD, there was a total solar eclipse.  But that was not the only eclipse during that time period.  In fact, there were a whole series of eclipses that took place on key Biblical dates before and after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

The following information comes from a book authored by Pastor Mark Biltz entitled “Blood Moons“…

October 18, 69 AD (Sukkot): partial solar eclipse

March 30, 70 AD (Nisan 1): total solar eclipse

April 14, 70 AD (Passover): penumbral lunar eclipse

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September 21, 70 AD (Rosh Hashanah): annual solar eclipse

October 8, 70 AD (Sukkot): penumbral lunar eclipse

March 4, 71 AD (Purim): partial lunar eclipse

March 20, 71 AD (Nisan 1): hybrid solar eclipse

September 12, 71 AD (Rosh Hashanah): hybrid solar eclipse

Now we find ourselves in the middle of a similar series of eclipses.

So could it be possible that this total eclipse on March 20th is a sign of judgment?

Or is all of this just a giant coincidence?

Either way, at least now you understand what so many people are talking about.


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

 

Mossad Discredits Netanyahu’s Claims On Iran

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The foreign intelligence agency of Israel, Mossad, acknowledged in 2012 that Iran was not pursuing the “necessary means to produce nuclear weapons,”.

In spite of such statement, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, warned at the United Nations that Iran was in the final stages of completing their plans to manufacture nuclear weapons. In fact, Netanyahu said Iran was in the “final phase”.

In September 2012, Netanyahu proclaimed from a podium at the General Assembly of the U.N. that if Iran continued its uranium enrichment, it could reach the “final phase” before the summer of 2013.

“From there, the country,” Netanyahu said, “would only be months away, possibly weeks away from having enriched uranium for the first bomb.”

Israel’s prime minister showed a picture of a bomb in which a red line marked 90 percent, the level of enrichment that Iran would need to develop nuclear weapons.

However, a document prepared by the Mossad, before Netanyahu’s speech, which was sent in October to South African Intelligence, contradicts the official version of the Israeli government.

According to this text, secret but leaked by Al Jazeera and The Guardian, Iran was not developing the ingredients “needed to produce weapons.”

The Mossad admits that Iran “does not seem to be prepared” to enrich uranium to a level of 90 percent and estimated to have only “some 100 kilos of material enriched to 20 percent.”

Mossad also warned that the regime of the ayatollahs would be moving in “areas that seemed legitimate” to “reduce the time needed to produce weapons once the order was given.” Nothing on the report or in later documents provided any proof of such affirmation.

The document is part of a new package of leaks which includes hundreds of dossiers relating to secret communications, mainly between the intelligence services of South Africa and authorities in other countries.

A senior Israeli government official told The Guardian that there is no contradiction between Netanyahu’s alerts and the content “supposedly obtained from Israeli intelligence, since both agree that Iran is producing uranium with the ultimate aim of making weapons.”

The official also failed to show any proof that such Iran was working on obtaining more materials to produce enriched uranium and that the country intended to use it to make a nuclear weapon.


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UN Report Reveals How Israel Is Coordinating With ISIS Militants Inside Syria

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21st Century Wire says…

The Syrian conflict continues to develop into a proxy war, pitting various foreign ‘national interests’ against one another, including US vs. Syria, US vs Iran, Saudi Arabia vs Syria, Qatar vs. Syria, Turkey vs. Kurdistan and Iran vs. Israel – to name only a few. So the support network behind Washington’s ‘Moderate Rebels’ and terrorist groups fighting in Syria is comprised of many contributing covert intelligence agencies, including  the CIA, MI5/6, Mossad, France, NATO, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

21WIRE reported back in December 2014 and again in January 2015, how the State of Israel has consistently provided both material, medical relief and IDF airstrike support to various terrorist and ‘rebel’ insurgents fighting in Syria.

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Last month Israel launched its sixth airstrike inside Syria in the last 18 months, which is described as a ‘targeted killing’ against Hezbollah, whom Tel Aviv maintains is backed by their sworn enemy Iran – which leader Benjamin Netanyahu claims, affords Israel the right to kill them at any time, or any place. Back in 2013, the Assad government in Damascus invited Lebanese Hezbollah militia into Syria to help eliminate terrorists in Syria, and now the uncomfortable reality is finally surfacing – that Israel has been picking off Syrian military and Hezbollah targets who are trying to fight-off ISIS, al Qaeda and al Nusra terrorists – which means that Israel is actually helping ISIS.

the UN report identified what the Syrians label a crossing point of forces between Israel and ISIS, a point of concern brought before the UN Security Council.

The UN report identified what the Syrians label a crossing point of forces between Israel and ISIS, a point of concern brought before the UN Security Council.”

According to the United Nations Documents on UNDOF (official UN source) the Israels interactions with the Syrian rebels have been documented. If the international community were to pull-up Israel on this fact, they would do what Washington, Saudi Arabia and others have done – which is claim they are only dealing with the fictional “moderate rebels” – most of whom have been shown time and time again – to be defecting over to ISIS.

This story has been completely blacked out in the US and UK English-speaking corporate media, even though the Israeli press has actually reported this numerous times (see multiple links below).

In addition, today Israeli Newspaper Haaretz also reported how the ISIS hysteria has helped war hawk Netanyahu’s prospects for remaining in power, stating, “The Israeli prime minister is about to win another term thanks to the rise of Islamic terror — and the paralysis of the center-left.”

Israel may very well believe that it is acting in the interest of its national security by adopting the axiom, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. However, judging by these and other findings, it’s fairly clear that Israel has blood on its hands in the Syrian conflict, but is trying very hard to conceal their involvement in order to avoid any public outrage over their direct role in the violence in Syria, and by extension, in Iraq as well.

Either way, it’s an ugly edition to an already horrific picture in the Middle East.

The details of these latest findings have been assembled in this excellent report from Your News Wire…

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A new report from the UN reveals that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) maintained regular contact with members of ISIS since May 2013. The UN identified contact with IDF forces and ISIS soldiers.

Addictinginfo.org reports:

“In a new report from the UN, it is revealed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were maintaining regular contact with members of the so-called Islamic State since May of 2013. Initial reports from the IDF stated that this was only for medical care for civilians, but that story fell apart when the UN observers identified direct contact between IDF forces and ISIS soldiers, including giving medical care to ISIS fighters. Observations even included the transfer of two crates from the IDF to ISIS forces, the contents of which have not been confirmed at this time. Further the UN report identified what the Syrians label a crossing point of forces between Israel and ISIS, a point of concern brought before the UN Security Council. This report from the UN strengthens the claims by the Syrian regime that Israel is heavily involved in operations within the nation.”

This is part of a continuing pattern of Israeli support for the Islamic State. It was only two months ago that Israel attacked Syrian forces in opposition to ISIS forces. Israeli attacks even killed an Iranian military adviser for the Syrian military just two weeks ago. The U.S.’s financing of ISIS, part of the effort against Syrian president Assad, is well documented, as well. That the efforts to undermine the Assad regime were in turn strengthening the same terrorist group which recently set a Jordanian pilot on fire to set an example is conveniently ignored by the higher up military command.

When the United States began operations against ISIS, Israeli high command seemed reluctant to give any support and called the move a mistake. The support of ISIS fits in with Israeli concerns in the region, namely that of Syria and Iran, and U.S. opposition to ISIS has put the United States in the awkward position of once again arming the enemies we will be fighting tomorrow.

Syria and Iran both pose a threat to Israel with their sizable conventional forces and political clout in the region, in much the same way Iraq was before the elimination of Saddam Hussein. With the toppling of Saddam, pieces of concern remain, and Israel appears to still maintain the old axiom that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Supporting ISIS for Israel enables them to eliminate two issues at once, only once Syria is no longer a concern — a move which would in turn neutralize Iranian influence in the region — Israel then would turn its attention to ISIS, bolstered by other anti-ISIS forces from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States. That would take several more years, however, during which time ISIS would continue to grow in both size and power. By the time they turn their attention to ISIS, it is quite possible that ISIS would have toppled the nations which Israel is counting on for support of such an operation. Too little, too late.

Traditionally such groups as ISIS have relied upon Saudi Arabia for support, but Saudi money is conspicuously absent from ISIS coffers. Unlike groups before, ISIS has gone self-financed, relying upon prostitution, slavery and oil for its financial well-being. This, in turn, removes the protections which Saudi Arabia has relied upon for almost a century to prevent such organizations from turning on the House of Saud and potentially conquering the kingdom which is now in the sights of the Islamic State.

In turn, the ISIS forces have all but forced the Kurds to become a mighty force unto themselves, much to the anger of neighboring Turkey. Rather than helping to fight ISIS, Turkey is instead attacking the forces standing in opposition to ISIS. The entire situation has spiraled out of control.

In effect, there is no side to support here, as each side is being supported at once in opposition to the other side. By enabling the creation of ISIS, we have taken an already unstable situation and poured gasoline over it. Now we are facing a true threat, not from ISIS or Iran or Syria, but against our own arrogance. We have been blinded to the death and destruction created by our actions in the Middle East.

We once were respected throughout the region, as neutral peace-brokers, the nation which oversaw the breakup of the Barbary pirates and a country which became eternal friends with the people of Iran when all of Europe ignored them. Now we are Israel’s expected muscle, to carry out their dirty work in an effort to destabilize the region and de-power those the tiny nation views as a threat. They will support anyone, if it meets a short-term goal, even if the result is a plot more complex and ridiculous than an episode of “Passions. This can, and will cost them long-term.

The United States cannot be party to this. Whatever the political and economic cost, the U.S. must disengage from all sides in the Middle East, before it is too late.

Originally published at 21stcenturywire.com

 

US Senator Rand Paul’s Top Aide Working For Netanyahu: Report

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A top aide for US Senator Rand Paul is working for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election campaign.

Vincent Harris, the 26-year-old top digital strategist for Paul, is helping Netanyahu win his fourth term as prime minister, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Harris, who is based in Austin, Texas, has made two trips to Israel and has been working for Netanyahu’s Likud party for more than six weeks, he told the Israeli newspaper.

Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, hired Harris last November to be his chief digital strategist. Harris has also worked for Republican senators Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz.

Harris has denied that he was sent by Senators McConnell or Cruz to help Netanyahu.

“I have not spoken to Sen. Cruz or to Mitch McConnell about my job here,” Harris told the newspaper. “My Israeli work is completely separate from my work in the US, so what is being reported is not true.”

In 2012, Harris served as an online strategist for Texas Governor and then presidential candidate Rick Perry. He was hired by Newt Gingrich to run his campaign’s online and social media operations after Perry dropped out of the White House race and endorsed Gingrich.

In 2011, Paul came under pressure by members of the American right who hold strong pro-Israel views for proposing a budget that would eliminate all foreign aid, including to Israel. As a consequence, Paul’s more recent budget proposals have included aid to Israel.

Harris is not the only US political strategist involved in the Israeli election. Jeremy Bird, the former national field director for President Barack Obama, is advising a coalition of groups that are working to unseat Netanyahu.

Netanyahu’s planned trip to the US in March has sparked controversy because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited him to address Congress about Iran without informing Obama. Some Democrats are planning to boycott the speech.

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