“We did it!” There is not one ‘alternative’ website/media which has not celebrated the Brexit as a victory of the people, by the people and for the people, forgetting that it was a non-biding referendum.
The frenzy we saw everywhere was not unlike the frenzy we saw during the ‘Arab Spring’. The media had galvanized opinion to the point where all objectivity was lost, causing many people to believe that the UK had freed itself from the JWO, that is was the ‘British Summer’.
But Britain is THE beating heart of the JWO! While the USA is right now the preferred attack dog of the JWO, Britain however is the first of the Rothschild’s Empires and the world headquarters of the internationalist financial mafia that rules the world.
I have said in a few ed-notes here on TUT that there is more to all of this than meet the eye vis a’ vis the current Brexit drama. I do not think Rothschild’s Britain freed itself from the JWO, quite the contrary: she just added a massive brick to the JWO wall.
THE CASE OF GREECE
Despite all its financial and economic problems, despite the repeated demands of the Greek people to leave the EU, Brussels is refusing to allow Greece to exit this European house of hell. More than that, all specialists have been warning us for at least the past 6 years that Greece leaving the EU would threaten the entire EU structure.
Economically speaking, Greece is insignificant to the EU. In fact, she is a burden. Economic and financial common sense demands that Brussels kicks Greece out. And yet, they refuse to let her go.
So how can those who refuse to let tiny Greece out because it would bring the collapse of the EU, how can they allow a more powerful state like the UK to have a referendum and even let it ‘brexit’?
Why would they ‘hear’ the voice of the British people and ignore the voices of the Greek, the French, the Italian, the Spanish people who too, in their vast majorities, who also want to exit the EU? And why was the USA so interested in the referendum, as if it was about America itself?
FDR is reported to have said “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
BRITAIN AND THE EU
The creation of the United States of Europe has been theorized by Richard Von Coudenhove-Kalergi, who explained that the ultimate goal is the creation of a 3 way Trans-Atlantic Union between North America and Europe with Britain acting as the bridge between these 2 unions, while being part of none.
No one has pushed for a United States of Europe more than Winston Churchill. As early as 1946, he said in his speech at the University of Zurich: “There is a remedy which … would in a few years make all Europe … free and … happy. It is to re-create the European family, or as much of it as we can, and to provide it with a structure under which it can dwell in peace, in safety and in freedom…We must build a kind of United States of Europe.”
But while Churchill called for the creation of a United States of Europe, it was always clear that Britain would NOT be part of it. In fact, Britain joined the EEC on 01st January 1973, only after France had agreed to have a private central bank (03JAN73, eloquently known in French as “La Loi Rothschild” or Rothschild’s Law).
While all the other states forced upon their people all the changes that were slowly changing the EEC into the EU, Britain always refused to embrace these changes. The most important and revealing ones are that the UK is NOT part of Schengen nor is it part of the EURO-zone. In other words, Britain is the only EU country which still has control over its borders and its currency.
BRITAIN: FINANCIAL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Not only has the UK always kept control over its currency, but it also controls the stock exchange of most European countries.
Those interested in such matters know that the London Stock Exchange Group also owns La Borsa Italiana.
They also know that the French, Dutch, Belgian and Portuguese Stock Exchanges no longer exist as such and have merged to become one European Stock Exchange named EURONEXT, which in turned was purchased by the American NYSE.
But there is another and very disturbing secret which is known to none but a few and which our ‘elites’ ensure gets no publicity whatsoever–EURONEXT ‘offices’ are no longer located in their respective countries but in Basildon, England.
That’s right, the famous and magnificent Palais Brongniart in Paris for example, “a flagship of Parisian architectural heritage”, located in the Place de la Bourse, no longer houses the French Stock Exchange. Instead, it “provides a prestigious venue for hosting your major events in the very heart of the French capital”.
And if that was not enough, the London Stock Exchange and the German Börse officially started discussing a full merger last year. Despite it being against the EU regulations, Brussels agreed to this merger earlier this year. This kind of merger does not happen overnight nor does it happen for no reason.
When we look at the historical process, there is a very distinct and clear pattern emerging: those in power start openly talking about their plans, their goals, and the media start reporting on it only at that time when all the elements are in place and their victory is assured. When they start talking about it, it is because it is already done deal.
So when London & Frankfurt decided to go public about it, it is because it was already a fait accompli.
As we can see, there is a lot happening in the world of High Finance and it is all revolving around Britain. More than that: it is all being concentrated in Britain.
One might ask: why are the European stock exchanges offices now all head-quartered in the UK? Where and how does the Brexit fits into this picture?
THE BREXIT: ORDO AB CHAOS
“One thing is clear: Brexit means that the same forces that created the European Union, the same old globalist club, are now dissolving it for their own purposes, having become disappointed or now looking for a different strategy. Anyway, this will clearly lead to chaos”, Alexander Dugin.
In its issue of January 1988, the Economist had the most prophetic of all its stories: “Get ready for a world currency by 2018”.
That was 28 years ago. Such magazines do not publish stories like this for the sake of it. They must have had some insider knowledge which allowed them to break such a story, knowing full well that only a few initiates would understand what they are really talking about.
No one paid attention to it at that time. Those who did, might have laughed it off as something impossible. At that time, each European nation still had its national currency, it was still the EEC, there was no European constitution etc. So none but a few initiates took that story seriously.
28 years later, while it frightens or should frighten us, it shocks no-one any more.
I posted on TUT on the 30JUN16 a very interesting article by Thierry Meyssan: The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics.
His theory is that the Brexit is not about the English people nor the EU: it is about the end of the US Dollar and US hegemony.
If we link his theory with the cover of the Economics of January 1988, I think he has more than a valid point here.
Last year, “the IMF included the Chinese Renminbi into the basket of currencies which make up the IMF’s Special Drawing Right, or SDR. This is the first time in over 15 years that the list of currencies comprising the SDR has been altered”. And the gold-backed Renminbi is NOT convertible to USD… That will come into effect October 2016.
Before taking that revolutionary step, the IMF had long been calling for the END of the petro-dollar monetary system.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who told us on French national TV that the very first thing he does every single morning is to think about Israel and what it is he can do to help the jewish state, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has made many calls for the end of the US Dollar hegemony. He has made many calls to replace the US Dollar as world reserve currency. He even dared call for a one world currency
Christine Lagarde has made similar calls several times since she took over from Strauss-Kahn. So the IMF is fully on-board the change of monetary system. The IMF and those it represents are ready to ditch the petro-dollar, knowing the disastrous implications for the USA.
In April this year, the Daily Telegraph announced that London will be the world global center of gold-backed Yuan trading outside Asia.
This and the IMF agreeing to include China’s RMB in the SDR currency basket mean the end of the petro-dollar which brings us back to the Economist of 1988. In clear visibility on the picture we can see US dollars burning.
I am not sure if they want to call the new currency Phoenix or if the Phoenix is only used as metaphor. I think it is a metaphor for at least 2 things: a coming war and a new society, a new world order with new currency emerging from the ashes. Ordo Ab Chaos.
BREXIT: THE WORLD OF HIGH FINANCE vs. THE USA
“Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away” Netanyahu
I was puzzled by the obsession displayed by the US government and the US Federal Reserve with the Brexit Referendum, as if it was all about America. And it is indeed all about the petro-dollar and therefore the US hegemony.
I think Thierry Meyssan hit the nail on the head: the Brexit is about Big Finance represented by London vs. the USA and that explains the American obsession with it.
The USA is no longer an economic powerhouse. Her downfall began under the presidency of Ronald Reagan and as such is no longer as powerful as she would like to appear. The US may have a strong military but even that is not impressing anyone any more.
I wrote above that London is the financial world headquarters of the international mafia. London, who has now centralized all the western world’s stock exchange offices, London now wants to drop the US dollar and therefore the USA. In other words, there is no more blood to suck, the parasite needs a new host and the most appetising host right now is China.
The American members of La Kosher Nostra who do not want to let go, fully understand what is at stake and a world war seems to be their only way out, even if it goes nuclear. I sometimes think, especially if it can go nuclear. America has nothing left to lose.
The Brexit could also explain why Alan Greenspan is now urging the US to get back to gold standard.
But it is a done deal. The financiers who control and/or own London have decided to give up the US dollar to go with the China. China knows it and seems to be preparing for a different kind of war which got her to become “obsessed with jews and judaism’.
Many major political events happened right after the British referendum of 23rd July 2016 and I believe they are all inter-connected.
The day after the Brexit Referendum, China stated its desire for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to work closely with World Bank.
On that same day, 24th of June, President Putin was in Beijing. Pepe Escobar wrote a brilliant op-ed for RT:”Hot off Brexit, Vladimir Putin goes to China“-As the whole planet attempts to digest the implications of Brexit, the real heart of 21st century action once again shifts to Beijing, where President Vladimir Putin on Saturday pays a visit to Chinese President Xi Jinping.”
On the 27th of June, we saw Erdogan apologizing to Vladimir Putin for the death of a Russian pilot who was killed when Turkey downed a bomber flying over Syrian territory last November.
Shortly afterwards, the same Ergodan was trying to make a rapprochement with Bashar Al Assad. Two days later, on the 29th of June, Istanbul is hit by a terror attack for which the Usraeli Foreign Legion, aka, ISIS, claimed responsibility.
The zionist kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also been showing some sign of ‘rebellion’ against its masters and trying to cosy up to Russia. And like Turkey, the US have unleashed its foreign legion against its vassal state during the holy month of Ramadan and again on the 21st of July, so twice this month.
NBC News had a very revealing title for their article regarding the last attack: “ISIS Trying to Topple Saudi King with Attack on Mohammed’s Mosque”
At the same time, the US regime is trying to condition the minds of the American people for their next war against Saudi Arabia by finally releasing the 28 pages of a 2002 congressional report about the alleged ties between Saudi government and the 9/11 hijackers. I do not think they got the reaction they expected.
We are now seeing France and Germany being hit while Turkey just escaped yet another American engineered coup d’Etat.
Many countries understand that America is dead and are trying to re-position themselves in order to adjust to the tremendous geopolitical changes that are taking place before our very eyes.
They also understand that the aggressiveness being displayed by America is nothing more than the signs of her near demise. Everyone at the top knows it and many cannot wait to see her pass away at long last. They also know that the near future is in Eurasia but none understands better than the parasite.
While the death of America as a super-power has been signed and sealed, I do not think they want to dissolve the EU just yet. Moreover, let us not forget that the EU has never been an end but only a means to an end. That means that the EU can be ‘rearranged’, reshuffled and even sacrificed whenever they need to make their next Fabian move towards the same goal.
And it could well be that they will use the Brexit as the scapegoat for it: they will most likely tell us that the EU failed because Brussels did not have enough power to maintain it and save it, because the nation states retained too many rights, because power was not centralized enough. The replacement will be an open dictatorship. Germany and France are already calling for a stronger and more centralized EU, with its own army etc.
As for now, the Brexit seems to be a reshuffling of cards: they are moving their pawns in what seems to be a surprising, unexpected direction, but a direction which should allow them to get to their goal faster: pax judaica which will come thru ‘ordo ab chaos’.
While the world of High Finance is pivoting to Eurasia, Israel is pivoting to the world’s reserve of raw material: Africa.
We have seen Bibi embarking on charm offensive in a whirlwind tour of Eastern Africa
And the offensive was by no means limited to East Africa: Israeli foreign minister met with the Chad President on 14th of July, while on 20th July, Israel renewed diplomatic ties with the Republic of Guinea after 49 years
All this prompted Sheikh Imran Hosein to comment: “Israel is most likely seeking to look favourable in the eyes of the world, looking to champion a Halo before stepping into the shoes of America.”
AMERICA AT A CROSSROAD
Sheikh Imran Hosein has been saying for about 20 years that the US Dollar will sooner rather than later collapse. In fact, he has been saying more than that: the US Dollar MUST collapse in order for Israel to replace the USA as ‘the ruling state in the world’.
None but a few believed him, most even laughed at him. No one is laughing anymore.
The USA are now at a crossroad with 2 options.
The first one is to willingly accept the end of their bloody hegemony which is what Trump seems to preconize.
The other option is a war against Russia and China and the rest of the free world to try and maintain their superpower status by maintaining the blood-stained rule of the petro-dollar.
The oligarchs in control of America feel the USA have nothing left to lose if a world war breaks out. Or maybe they are in a ‘Samson Option’ mode, whereby if America goes down, they will take the world down with them.
Those behind Trump know that the end of the US dollar and therefore the US hegemony is non-negotiable and irreversible. I think their goal is to prevent a crash/a war which will devastate the American people and do all possible to allow a ‘smooth landing’ and salvage what they can when they can.
The Brexit is like a gigantic puzzle. We do not have all the pieces yet but enough however to identity whether the picture is a mountain, the sea, the countryside, etc. One thing it definitely is not however is ‘a victory of the people, by the people, for the people’.
It appears the Brexit is meant to act as a trigger for at least 2 major future events.
The first one is a market crash which they have already engineered but for which they will blame the Brexit.
They have been telling us since last year that 2016 will see a major economic crash which will make the 2008 crash look like a picnic in the park. The expected result? Mario Draghi, former Goldman Sachs employee and current president of the European Central Bank, spelled it out for us: a New World Order.
Bloomberg published an article titled “Draghi Wishes For A New World Order Populists Will Love To Hate.” They have since removed ‘NEW’ from the title but it is still visible in the URL.
The next crash will then facilitate the death of the moribund petro-dollar monetary system, which the majority of those in power seem to be calling for, and the creation of a new one, which is already all prepared for us. It is just a matter of finding a reason and the most opportune time to implement it.
As the Economist Magazine of January 1988 told us, it should be around 2018.
The other event the Brexit is meant to trigger is “the Big War”, a war for survival of the Petro-dollar, which the decaying and declining USA must have and which the Last Prophet of God, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) described as ‘the war where 99 out of every 100 will die’: WWIII.
The American members of La Kosher Nostra represented by Hilary Clinton have already chosen war. And, should she fail to steal the election in November, there is a possibility that they will trigger a war anyway, either as a ‘welcome’ gift to Donald Trump or before the January 2017 inauguration, taking the war as an excuse to suspend the Constitution and all rule of law and engulf the world into an extinction level world war which will see Europe and North America vaporized.
Either way, the winner seems to be the jewish state.
To sum up and to use Sheikh Imran Hosein’s terminology, the Brexit will be the trigger that will allow the transition from Pax Americana to Pax Judaica.
And God knows best.
By Sabba, July 2016
The Republican nominee’s race-based nationalism, his anti-Semitic innuendos, his position on Israel and his attacks on Muslims and immigrants are all deeply offensive. But that’s not what’s panicking most U.S. Jews.
It is distinctly dispiriting, in my view, to watch our national political life become a giant reality show. For that reason, I am relieved that the Republican National Convention is finally over. It subjected us to an even larger dose of what we have been experiencing since Donald J. Trump entered the presidential race. Many things happened at the convention, but a sober consideration of the issues was not among them.
The simple truth is that the Jews look at the disruptive potential of a Trump presidency, and they are terrified. And even when Trump makes an effort to appear “presidential,” as he passingly did in his Thursday night address, it convinces no one. Absent the narcissistic bluster, Trump becomes unrecognizable—an altogether different candidate that, we know, will be gone by tomorrow, if not an hour from now.
ed note–keep in mind a few things here–
The Washington Post is as NEOCON as water is wet. They have been not just a mere participant, but indeed in many aspects one of the most indefatigable forces in terms of pushing war for Israel’s benefit and of covering up the most atrocious and blatant of war crimes which the Jewish state perpetrates on a regular basis.
That they would step forward in such an in-your-face manner in attempting to scuttle Trump’s political chances (which by default means an endorsement for Hillary Clinton) tells us everything we need to know vis a vis how ‘the Jews’ view Trump and how they see his administration’s posture with regards to Israel’s future.
No, we are not ‘for Trump’. We are merely offering a political analysis of these unprecedented events and how they are likely to play out in everyone’s live and the apocalyptic implications that all of this portends for everyone living on God’s green earth..
1. He supports a two-state solution even when others don’t.
Kaine is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East, Central Asia and terrorism, and held the chairmanship of the committee for two years. In March, he signed a letter, along with twenty-six other senators, urging President Obama to continue his support for the two-state solution. His predecessor as chairman of the subcommittee on the Middle East and terrorism, Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, didn’t sign the letter.
Kaine’s decision to skip Bibi Netanyahu’s speech in Congress in March 2015 was alsowidely noticed throughout Washington. It was a clear message: Kaine did not agree with the timing of the talk, and Netanyahu’s perceived political motivations for delivering it before the Israeli elections.
“I’m not dumb, I knew not going to the speech might make some folks mad with me — there would be a political price, but I felt so strongly as a matter of principle that this was done in an entirely inappropriate way,” Kaine told the Forward.
Ron Halber, the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, said that it would be “a foolish mistake” to interpret Kaine’s move as being in any way unsupportive of Israel.
“He is keenly aware of the security challenges” in the region, Halber said.
2. He’s a religious Catholic, so he understands the imperatives, and difficulties, of observance.
Kaine is a dedicated, practicing Catholic who represents the Democratic party at the Senate’s weekly prayer breakfast on Wednesdays. He is also a member of a “reflection group,” along with six other senators, that holds faith-centered discussions. Though he does not personally agree with abortion, he sees a woman’s right to make decisions about her body as an important right, and does not support anti-abortion legislation. As a Catholic he’s used to being viewed as an outsider by white Protestants.
When Kaine found himself living in D.C., away from his wife, he decided to write a bible commentary on weeknights.
“He could’ve chosen to find other ways to address his loneliness that were either chemical or social in nature,” said Rabbi Jack Moline, the executive director of the Interfaith Alliance. “But he spotted the opportunity for deeper social reflection into a piece of scripture that particularly spoke to him.”
3. He brought hummus to Virginia.
During his time as the governor of Virginia, Sabra built the what is reportedly the world’s largest hummus factory outside Richmond, capable of producing 8,000 tons of hummus a month. Kaine was apparently directly involved.
“He’s the man who brought Sabra hummus to Virginia,” said Rabbi Jack Moline, the Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance. According to Moline, Kaine “wooed” the company to set up shop in his state.
Kaine authorized $350,000 from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help bring the project to fruition, beating out two other states for the privilege of being at the heart of American hummus production.
4. He’s hosted a Passover Seder — multiple times.
In 2006, during his first year as governor of Virginia, he hosted the first ever Passover Seder in the governor’s mansion. He is apparently part of a group of friends that rotates hosting the Seder each year, and that year it happened to be his turn. It also wasn’t his first time hosting — his home had been a slot in the rotating group for several years before his election.
5. He played “Yente,” matchmaking for Rabbi Jack Moline’s daughter.
Moline’s daughter and son-in-law met while working on Kaine’s campaign for governor of Virginia in 2005.
“If he hadn’t run for governor, I wouldn’t be a grandfather,” said Moline.
Hillary Clinton has gained the support of a major neoconservative donor who has funded Islamophobic groups and backed one political activist who even a Democratic Party think tank says has put out “anti-Islam messages polluting our national discourse.”
The Forward’s Nathan Guttman reports this important neocon Jewish crossover in the presidential campaign.
Klarman is a billionaire investor and a leading supporter of Israel and rightwing Israel lobby groups. Klarman’s family foundation has supported several Islamophobic groups,including one that “applauded” an Oklahoma law, later struck down as unconstitutional, that would have discriminated against Muslim religious practices.
As the Forward’s Josh Nathan-Kazis reported in 2012, in addition to personally backing Romney, Klarman’s family foundation supports Islamophobic groups and rightwing Zionist groups, including the David Project and the Israel Project.
But the foundation also has a focus on Israel advocacy. Klarman has been a board member of, and a major donor to, The Israel Project, a fast-growing pro-Israel advocacy group that seeks to provide information useful to working journalists. He gave the group nearly $4 million between 2008 and 2010.
The foundation has also given smaller amounts to the Middle East Media Research Group, an anti-Islamist research group whose board members include Elliott Abrams, a senior aide in several Republican administrations, and Steve Emerson, a researcher devoted to exposing ties, as he perceives them, between American Muslims and extremist Muslim movements. Klarman has also contributed to the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, a group devoted to combating what it sees as anti-Israel bias in the media.
Klarman has also been the longtime chairman of The David Project, a Boston-based group mostly concerned with pro-Israel advocacy on campus. The group is also known for its long-running, and ultimately failed, effort to oppose the construction of a Boston mosque.
A Democratic Party-linked think tank has characterized Steven Emerson as part of an Islamophobic network disseminating bigotry. The Center for American Progress reported:
A small group of conservative foundations and wealthy donors are the lifeblood of the Islamophobia network in America, supporting a central nervous system consisting of a clutch of misinformation experts. Just as Newt Gingrich relied on these experts’ talking points to grossly mischaracterize the dangers of Sharia law in our country, the five men profiled in this chapter are responsible for orchestrating the majority of misinformation about Islam and Muslims in America today. This small network produces talking points and messages relied upon and repeated by every segment of this interconnected network of money, grassroots leaders, media talking heads, and elected officials.
There are five key think tanks led by scholars who are primarily responsible for orchestrating the majority of anti-Islam messages polluting our national discourse today: [includes Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism]
A supporter of hardline pro-Israel groups, Klarman would seem to be in step with Hillary Clinton’s biggest superpac supporter, Haim Saban, who has said that his one issue is Israel and to whom Clinton promised that she would work with Republicans to oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Klarman is the chief backer behind the Times of Israel, a pro-Israel online publication. He announced his leadership in a letter in 2012 that said that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism.
My own interest in Israel has become even stronger post-9/11, when the threat of terrorism and the danger of radical Islam collided with a global campaign on many fronts to delegitimize the Jewish State. As a long-time student of the history of anti-Semitism, I know that this blind hatred is never the fault of Jews; moreover, it is clear to me that anti-Zionism is simply the newest form of anti-Semitism. When the Jewish State is singled out above all others for criticism, such as it is at the United Nations, this is anti-Semitism.
One of the most important of democracy’s freedoms is freedom of the press. I am a firm believer that the more people learn about Israel, the more they will understand how she responds with imperfect but exemplary morality and decency to life in the most difficult of neighborhoods. Whether it is the enduring conflict with the Palestinians, the Arab neighbors now in turmoil who threaten hostilities and the abrogation of peace treaties, or the challenges of maintaining a vibrant democracy in a country with a highly diverse population under the intense and constant lens of worldwide media scrutiny, it is hard to imagine any country doing a better job growing its economy, maintaining a vibrant public forum, and sustaining and enriching the lives of all its citizens.
Nathan-Kazis also reported that Klarman describes himself as an opponent of Israel’s policy of establishing exclusively Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank, calling it a mistake “from the beginning.”
Klarman supported the Times of Israel, he said, because he has so much respect for David Horovitz, its editor. Horovitz did an American tour recently on behalf of AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group. He offered very pragmatic/tough explanations of Israeli public opinion, and of Israeli support for Benjamin Netanyahu.
Note that the Council on American Islamic Relations last year stated that Steven Emerson is a notorious Islam-basher:
Emerson is viewed by many as one of the nation’s most notorious Islamophobes who has made a career out of promoting anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.
“Steven Emerson’s long history of inflammatory and inaccurate claims should disqualify him as a commentator on any legitimate news network,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “He has made a career out of bashing Islam and Muslims.”
This FAIR report notes that Emerson has called terrorist bombings a “Middle Eastern trait” and stated that a “New York Times review (5/19/91) of his 1991 book Terrorist chided that it was “marred by factual errors…and by a pervasive anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian bias.” His 1994 PBS video, Jihad in America (11/94), was faulted for bigotry and misrepresentations – veteran reporter Robert Friedman (Nation, 5/15/95) accused Emerson of “creating mass hysteria against American Arabs.””
Alex Kane documented some of Emerson’s Islamophobic positions:
In 1995, Emerson said that “the level of vitriol against Jews and Christianity within contemporary Islam, unfortunately, is something that we are not totally cognizant of, or that we don’t want to accept. We don’t want to accept it because to do so would be to acknowledge that one of the world’s great religions — which has more than 1.4 billion adherents — somehow sanctions genocide, planned genocide, as part of its religious doctrine.” Emerson also opposed the Park 51 Islamic center in lower Manhattan.
The Center for American Progress notes that Emerson was cited in Anders Breivik anti-Muslim manifesto and that’s not just a coincidence:
The increasing influence of Islamophobia donors to Emerson’s nonprofit and for-profit work has focused more recently on anti-Islam, anti-Muslim expertise. Indeed, according to an investigation by The Tennessean newspaper, the Investigative Project now solicits money by telling donors they’re in imminent danger from Muslims.
In this capacity, Emerson frames Islam as an inherently violent and antagonistic religion….. Emerson was twice cited in Anders Breivik’s manifesto.
Ed-Note (Sabba) – Incredible: Richard Gutjahr, you know the ‘German independent journalist’ married to Einat Wilf, the israeli knesset member and ‘former’ Mossad agent, well, Richard did it again! He was in Munich right at the time when the Olympia shopping Mall shooting started. Was he, again, ‘documenting the event’?
Could be a coincidence, could be that he has such bad karma that he brings bad luck wherever he goes or could be something else.
The picture on the right was featured on the RT article covering the story. It has since been deleted from RT article as well as Gutjahr’s tweeter feed. His name still shows up in the Express for now…
THE JEWISH CHRONICLE – Baroness Tonge has accused Israel of being responsible for the rise of Islamist terrorism and Daesh. The life peer told the House of Lords that Israel was provoking a generation of violent extremists who would have “a justified grudge” against Israel and Britain.
Baroness Tonge resigned as a Liberal Democrat peer in 2012 after saying Israel would “not last forever” and would eventually “lose support, and then they will reap what they have sown”.
Speaking in a Lords debate today on the conditions and health of Palestinian children, the Baroness, who is still a Lib Dem member, told the chamber: “My lords, the treatment of the Palestinians by Israel is a major cause of the rise of extreme Islamism and Daesh.”
After detailing alleged killings of Palestinian youths by Israeli soldiers, she said: “I assure you that the great danger for Israel is that by treating children in this way, they are creating a generation of terrorists who will have a justified grudge against Israel and the countries that support her.”
She also rejected claims that the Palestinian Authority had incited its citizens to commit terrorist acts.
“The children of Palestine do not need to be told to react to what is happening around them,” she said.
Lord Hamilton, who served as Armed Forces Minister under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, rejected the comments during the debate.
He spoke about “schools on the West Bank, where the rhetoric is a very nasty form of antisemitism, the kind of thing we associate with Nazi Germany.
“They liken Jews to vermin, as the Nazis used to do in Germany. The result of this radicalisation is that a number of young Palestinians have actually found their way into Israel proper and murdered Israelis.”
The Conservative peer added: “One has to accept that because of the problems of Hamas deciding to readily declare war on Israel, despite being given back the territory of Gaza in which to live, that there is certain reluctance in Israel to go ahead with a two-state solution that may create an enormous security problem for its own citizens.”
Lord Palmer, Middle East adviser to Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and Lib Dem Friends of Israel vice-president, said: “Palestine ranks 113th out of 188 nations with the human development index. This is roughly the same as Egypt and is the average for Arab states.
“Are we going be having a debate on the other 188 nations, some of which I have described?”
The two-hour debate was called by Lord Warner, a former senior policy adviser to Jack Straw.
Marie van der Zyl, Board of Deputies vice-president, said: “Another House of Lords debate and another outrageous speech from Baroness Tonge on the Middle East.
“It is time for Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron to expel her once and for all from the party.”
Mr Khan said he understood “the concerns of the Jewish community, and the distress these flags cause many Londoners”.
THE JEWISH CHRONICLE – Sadiq Khan has encouraged police to “thoroughly investigate” the displaying of Hizbollah flags at a London rally earlier this month.
Speaking at City Hall today, the Mayor of London was asked by London Assembly member Kemi Badenoch why Hizbollah flags were not taken down at the al-Quds Day rally in central London on July 3.
Ms Badenoch said: ““Flying the Hizbollah flag is illegal; they are a terrorist organisation that promotes antisemitism, and the police should use their powers to stop this message of hate.”
In response, Mr Khan said he understood “the concerns of the Jewish community, and the distress these flags cause many Londoners”.
He added: “It would not be appropriate for me to comment on an ongoing police investigation, but the police know how seriously I take this issue and I am confident they will thoroughly investigate the events of July 3.
“I will continue to work closely with the Commissioner to make sure reports of this kind are taken very seriously.”
Simon Johnson, CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council welcomed Mr Khan’s assurances.
“[This] is an encouraging first step that we hope will result in the end of the practice,” he said. “As I expressed at the time, we were shocked that members of the public can wave the flag of a recognised terrorist group on the streets of London. We will continue to work with relevant officials to ensure that this issue is properly addressed both in London and across the UK.”
And not a word from Geert Wilders…
JTA –The City of Amsterdam approved an $11 million payment to Jewish causes as compensation for money it wrongfully collected from individual Holocaust survivors. Four of the five factions represented at city hall last week voted in favor of transferring the funds to a nonprofit that would distribute the money among various Jewish groups.
D66, a center-left party, objected to the plan because it sought direct restitution for the hundreds of survivors who were made to pay fines for failing to pay taxes while they were in hiding or in concentration camps.
The affair was exposed in an article in Het Parool, a local daily, in 2013 based on the discovery of rejected appeals for remission by survivors, and prompted the city to launch a probe on the extent of the wrongful collection of funds.
The Netherlands’ Central Jewish Organization, or CJO, sought individual compensation for the wronged survivors or their descendants, but Mayor Eberhard van der Laan objected to this course of action, arguing it would create inequality, a cumbersome vetting procedures and delays, the Center for Information and Documentation, a watchdog on anti-Semitism, reported on its website.
CJO was not convinced, arguing that inequality in some cases cannot be seen as precluding justice for the wronged parties.
Ronny Naftaniel, chairman of Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund and former CIDI director, lamented the decision not to offer compensation to individual survivors or their families.
“Regrettable that the city council rejected D66’s proposed amendment,“ said Naftaniel, who played a central role in restitution talks between the Jewish community and the Dutch government for Holocaust-era property, which yielded $500 million in compensation in the years 2000-2002.
On Twitter, Naftaniel also said he is “pleased that Amsterdam now is settling its insensitive policy during World War II.”
TURKEY – Former chief-of-staff to US Secretary of State: ‘Damn straight the CIA had something to do with Turkish coup attempt’July 23rd, 2016
SOTT – Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan undoubtedly played some role in the July 15th coup attempt to oust Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former chief-of-staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson told Sputnik. On Tuesday, US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner rejected media allegations that the United States had any involvement in Friday’s military coup in Turkey that resulted in 300 deaths and more than 1,400 wounded.
“No doubt in my mind that John Brennan and others knew what was going down in Turkey [and] damn straight we had something to do with it,” Wilkerson stated on Tuesday.
“Either we were on the inside advising against it, which happens from time to time, or we were on the inside very, very forcibly influencing it, or somewhere in between.”
The United States, Wilkerson noted, has long since institutionalized coups as a standard political and military tool to remove problem governments inimical to US interests.
“Don’t you think it’s not going on because once you institutionalize covert operations the way we have, once you become the ‘New Rome’ like we have, you are inescapably caught in these operations,”Wilkerson added.
During the presidency of Ronald Reagan, 58 covert operations took place under the CIA directorship of Bill Casey, Wilkerson observed.
“Put on your caps for a moment and think what’s going on right now that your grandchildren, children will read in 25 years like people read about the overthrow of Iran [Prime Minister] Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, and don’t you think for a moment that it isn’t going on in Caracas, in Kiev, indeed perhaps in places like Ankara, Damascus and in Baghdad,” Wilkerson maintained.
Wilkerson is a distinguished adjunct professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary in the US state of Virginia.
And this partly explains Erdogan’s sudden change of heart and his desire of a rapprochement with Syria, Iran and of course Russia.
GLOBAL RESEARCH – The naval encirclement of China is well underway. It was started over a decade ago by the United States with the re-militarization of Japan and the tightening of Washington’s military partnerships with countries like Australia and South Korea.
What the plans of France and the European Union to militarily deploy their naval forces to the South China Sea illustrates is that the European Union is Washington’s accomplice and military partner in the objective of encircling China. This announcement is in line with the return of German naval forces to the Pacific Ocean. It is also no coincidence that many of the countries involved in the naval encirclement of China are either NATO members, like France and Britain, or NATO partners, like Australia and Japan.
Sabba – Could it be because they understand that the parasite is ready to ditch the Petro-dollar (and therefore the USA) and is in desperate need of a new host? Could it be because they understand that the parasite has been preying on China for quite some time and are aware that China has been ‘chosen’ to become the next host for the parasite? The Chinese premier is reported to have met with all international finance chiefs today (22JUL16)…
And so they are perhaps simply getting ready. They prepare so that they may avoid the fate of the West which has fallen and continues to fall into every single trap the jews set up for it, willingly and cheerfully so, up to the grave.
THE FORWARD – China today, shoppers snap up self-help books about how be smart, rich, and have successful children supposedly by imitating Jews. At least ten universities in China offer Jewish Studies programs. This popularity is in spite of, or due to, the fact that there are almost no Jews in China. “The Image of Jews in Contemporary China”, published by Academic Studies Press, was edited by James Ross, who teaches journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and was a Fulbright lecturer at Nanjing University, where his coeditor, Song Lihong, teaches in the religious studies department. Professor Ross, who has also published books on the Jewish Diaspora and the historical Jewish community in Shanghai, recently spoke with “The Forward’s” Benjamin Ivry about the current Chinese obsession with Yiddishkeit.
Benjamin Ivry: You’ve written about how popular books in China have titles such as “The Secret of Talmud: The Jewish Code of Wealth.” Isn’t this just misappropriation based on unfamiliarity?
James Ross: There are a variety of ways of looking at it. The stereotypes are really dangerous and I worry about them and worry what they could turn into. I don’t think Jews have any control over how they are being portrayed, and reality is not an issue here. It is all mythology, reflecting some common stereotypes. Even in places where they have very successful Jewish studies program such as Nanjing University, those stereotypes are quite common. I know that the ignorance [about Jews] is much more widespread in China than in other places I’ve visited such as Uganda or South America. There is much more direct anti-Semitism in places like Argentina or Ecuador, but China is mostly ignorant of Jews as opposed to having an active dislike of them. I’m not sure if that’s better, but that is what we’re dealing with in terms of popular Chinese understanding.
In 1996, a Taiwanese filmmaker opened Mrs. Shanen’s Bagels and Cream Cheese shop in Beijing. Have you tasted Mrs. Shanen’s product?
I have not, but I have heard from people who should know that they are pretty close to being New York bagels.
The blogger Bob Davis reported that a Chinese Christian housekeeper told him she learned to cook bagels because “this is the bread Jesus ate.” Isn’t such confusion inevitable where Jews are a near-invisible minority?
For the most part, that’s true. The average Chinese person, or even elite Chinese people, doesn’t have much contact with Jews.
In “The Journal of Ecumenical Studies” in 2003, Wan-Li Ho, a former lecturer at Emory University, claimed that Chinese Jews were treated “immeasurably better” than Christians or Muslims, and praised the “Chinese cultural spirit of all-inclusiveness.” This same cultural spirit has stamped out indigenous cultures in Tibet and elsewhere.
Jews were certainly treated better than Muslims but almost anyone is treated better than Muslims in China these days. There is such a wide variety of Christian sects in China now, and some are treated well and some are persecuted. Jewish liturgy is [forbidden in China]. You are not allowed to pray in a synagogue. You are not allowed to read Jewish liturgical books. Without liturgy, it’s hard to understand Judaism. My colleague Song Lihong is in Israel right now and there, I assume he is allowed to read it. [Chinese scholars of Judaism] have to be very careful about what they do and what they study. It’s easier and more acceptable for Chinese scholars to focus on historical, social, and economic subjects, than with understanding Judaism or the liturgy. This makes it difficult for scholars who teach Judaic studies to understand what Judaism really is.
Even if historically the Chinese were more tolerant of Jews than of Christians, is this still true today?
I didn’t feel that. I was taken aback by people’s admiration for me because I was Jewish. And their assumption that I was rich and smart because I am a Jew. I found that really awkward. I tried to suggest several times, without making any progress, that any kind of stereotyping was dangerous and could turn to bad directions very easily. One of the central issues in all this is that the Chinese have lost their belief systems. Now that everything is focused on getting rich and attaining power, there is not much to believe in, and the interest in Jewish people involves what Jews believe in, even though the Chinese cannot study what Jews believe in. So it is still a mystery to them. They feel that they want to be like Jews, but have no idea what Jews believe in.
Weren’t Jews who believed in Mao Zedong, Communist Party members who served in elite Chinese national committees influential in such an autocratic country? Sidney Shapiro (1915 –2014), Israel Epstein (1915 –2005), Ruth Weiss (1908–2006), and Sidney Rittenberg (b. 1921) all advanced Mao’s propaganda messages as high-profile culture heroes, no?
I don’t know if those people were that widely known among the general population of common Chinese folk.
Reportedly, in China there is no concept of tzedakah. Has the interest in Jewish traditions succeeded in making any local billionaires more aware of social justice?
(laughs) One can hope so, but not to my knowledge. I haven’t seen it, but I think it’s a wonderful idea. I’ve never heard or seen any discussion of tzedakah in China.
Avrum Ehrlich, professor of Judaic studies at Shandong University in East China told “The Chronicle of Higher Education” that Chinese have a “sense of affinity with the Jews because of a shared notion of suffering.” Is this so?
Ehrlich has spent more time in China than I have, but I haven’t seen evidence of that.
Fu Youde, a professor of philosophy at Shandong University, also told “The Chronicle” that historically, Jews managed “to retain Jewish cultural identity by reserving Judaism while accepting modernity and merging into Western society.” This is a goal for the Chinese, he states. Can any hope for assimilation be believable with such an aggressive, dominant superpower? Do Chinese computer hackers accept modernity and hope to merge into Western society?
Right, right. Well, when I was teaching in Nanjing, one of my graduate students had just returned from the Muslim areas of Western China and she was basically running these programs that were trying to get Muslims to become more like Han Chinese. I asked whether she found anyone there who resented her. Her answer was, very typically: “No they all want to be like us.” That’s how the Han have become the dominant culture in China, by getting everyone to be like them.
Your book points out that in China today, students are not taught about Nazi death camps, and the Chinese word for Holocaust translates as “Jewish massacre,” leaving it unclear who was killing and who the victim. If the Chinese ever understand that as Frank Dikötter’s “Mao’s Great Famine” explains, the dictator’s policies killed over 45 million people by famine, will they see the murder of six million Jews as a relatively minor, remote misfortune?
I don’t know what it would take for the Chinese people to get a real understanding of what happened under Mao. When I return to teach at Nanjing next spring, I will do a study on the memorial of the Nanjing Massacre. It’s based on Yad Vashem. The folks who did the design had been to Yad Vashem and hoped to get the same respect for the Nanjing Massacre as Jews have for the Holocaust.
In China, texts such as Maimonides’s “Guide of the Perplexed,” Spinoza’s “Hebrew Grammar,” and novels by Amos Oz are not translated from the original but from English translations. Aren’t misunderstandings inevitable?
Oh sure, sure. I’m certain a lot is lost when you’re going from Hebrew to English to Chinese. I think you’re right.
Frank Dikötter’s “The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan” (1997) observes that in modern China, the term “Jew” (Youtai) can refer to money, deviousness, stinginess, poverty, trustworthiness, warm-heartedness, individualism, tradition, and modernity. How can we conclude anything concrete about Chinese attitudes to Jews from that word?
I’m sure people can try, but I wouldn’t make any effort to do that.
Would you agree with the historian Daniel J. Elazar, who wrote that “for the moment, the Jews of China remain something between an exotic memory and a transient whisper?”
It’s a nice turn of phrase. I would agree with it. It’s a good analysis of where things stand.
GLOBAL RESEARCH – A report in 21st of July edition of Le Figaro newspaper states that France’s anti-terrorist executive ( sous-direction anti-terroriste- SDAT) has ordered Nice’s urban surveillance authorities to destroy all CCTV footage of the Nice Attacks on Bastille Day that rocked the city on the 14th of July 2016.
“Abortion workers might have delivered babies alive and then killed them in order to harvest their body parts, the House Select Panel on Infant Lives revealed in an interim report on the one-year anniversary of the release of the Center for Medical Progress videos.”
6-year-old will return several times each week for ongoing rehab; his grandfather pays tribute to ‘best doctors in the world’
Times of Israel
Almost a year to the day since he was badly burned in an arson attack on his West Bank home by alleged Jewish terrorists that killed his parents and baby brother, six-year-old Ahmed Dawabsha left hospital in central Israel on Friday.
Dawabsha has spent the last year in the Children’s Hospital of Sheba Medical Center (also known as Tel Hashomer Hospital) in Ramat Gan, where he was treated for second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body caused in the July 31, 2015 attack on his family home in the village of Duma.
His grandfather, Hussein Dawabsha, thanked the medical staff who have been caring for his grandson, the Ynet news website reported Friday.
“They are the best doctors in the world and they saved Ahmed’s life,” Hussein Dawabsha said. “We are now the only family he has, and I will not leave his side until my final day.”
Hussein told the Walla website that the day generated mixed emotions, as the happiness of his grandson’s release sits alongside his ongoing anger at what happened to his family.
Shortly before his departure, Ahmed celebrated his sixth birthday in a party at the hospital attended by friends from Ramallah, Lod and Taibeh, who brought balloons, a crown and a cake.
“This child has been through a terrible trauma and he deserves to be happy,” his grandfather said. “Last year, several days after his last birthday, an awful disaster befell him, and this is the first time he is celebrating without his mother and father.”
Hussein Dawabsha also expressed sadness over his grandson’s return to Duma.
“We are going home with a heavy heart. It is hard for us to return to those terrible scenes of the burned house,” Hussein said.
Prof. Raz Somech, the head of the children’s ward where the six-year-old has been treated, paid tribute Friday to the medical staff and supporters who helped Ahmed over the past 12 months.
“Ahmed’s treatment was very intensive and took the efforts of Sheba’s entire medical team that slowly led to his recovery,” Somech said. “The supportive family and many volunteers did not move from his bedside, and were full partners in this long path that today allows Ahmed to run and smile, and return to the daily life of a boy of six.”
Following the attack, Ahmed was hospitalized for three weeks in intensive care, a hospital spokeswoman said, with “very serious injuries.” In August he was transferred to the regular children’s ward and underwent a total of 10 surgeries, including skin grafts.
“We have a long road ahead. It’s not a matter of a day or two or even a month; it will take a long time,” Hussein Dawabsha said at the time.
Ahmed will still have to return to the hospital several times a week for ongoing treatment.
Amiram Ben-Uliel, 21, of Jerusalem, and unnamed 16-year-old minor were indicted in January in the attack, which led to the immediate death of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha and soon after the deaths of his parents Riham and Saad. Ben-Uliel was indicted for murder; the minor, who is not alleged to have directly participated in the firebombing, was charged as an accomplice.
KATHEON – Turkish President Erdogan is, of course, quite correct that there was US (and hence NATO) involvement in the attempted coup against his government. He is also quite correct in his accusations against the Turkish Sufi Shaikh, Fathullah Gulen, accusing him of involvement in the coup.
It would have been more honest of Erdogan, however, if he had also disclosed that he knew that the coup was coming, he knew that NATO was involved, and he knew that the followers of Gulen, as well as others who were opposed to his rule, were to be deceived and used as sacrificial lambs in NATO’s preparation for war with Russia.
SHTF PLAN – The United States isn’t the only place where you’ll find citizens concerned with a rapidly deteriorating geo-political landscape and the real possibility of another World War. According to a report from Newsweek titled In Europe and Russia There’s Talk Of War, plenty of Russians feel the same way (…) Older generations of Russians know exactly what the build up to a war looks like and signs around the world indicative of serious problems simply can’t be ignored.
“Whatever method is chosen to wipe out Iran, we needn’t look to the Scottish National Party to stand in the way.”
PRAVDA – Even the Israeli military services admit: “He’s the first Arab leader to have an ability to influence the Israeli public from the days of Nasser”, the Egyptian president of the 60’s. He’s Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the general secretary of Hezbollah and he is the man that these destroyers seek to kill, every day that God does, for at least ten years.
Ed-note (Sabba) -In other words, we are not jewish enough: we now need to implement israeli laws in our countries. We start with ‘anti-terror’ laws (i.e. anti-Islam and anti-Christian laws) and we will end with the officialization of the Noahide Laws for the Gentiles, and talmudic laws for the synagogue of satan on our soil.
FYI – It is illegal in France for trucks to drive thru a city between Saturday 22h00 and Sunday 22h00. This ban applies to bank holidays as well, from 22h00 on the eve of the Holiday to 22h00 the day after the Holiday.
Moreover, Nice is the most jewish/zionist of French cities. It is the gateway to the French Riviera (La Côte d’Azur). With over 1400 CCTVs operating 24/7, it is the most surveilled city of France. And La Promenade Des Anglais is the most surveilled part of the Nice.
CHRISTIANITY TODAY – Last Thursday, Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a new anti-terrorism law, which, among other things, restricts missionary activities in Russia significantly. As was the case in the Soviet Union, believers will be able to evangelize only on property that belongs to their religious organizations and affiliated institutions. Violators may be subjected to steep fines. In addition, the law would tighten government control over Russian Internet providers.
21ST CENTURY WIRE – All the signs are that something serious might be brewing in the UK this summer. The big question is: is it a genuine grassroots uprising, or is this being engineered by design?
PRAVDA – Outgoing US President Barack Obama has just ordered a contingent of US troops into South Sudan. The story is barely mentions in mainstream media today, but the implications are dramatic, and implicative. Another regime put in place with the help of the US and the UN, is in chaos. At the center of the Sudanese conflict is a familiar resource, energy lying beneath that nation’s blood soak sands of Africa.
Ed-note (Sabba) – To quote Sheikh Imran Hosein, a cashless society will mean a worldwide financial Guantanamo, from where no one will be able to escape.
SPUTNIK – With tensions rising between China and India, New Delhi has deployed nearly 100 tanks to its eastern border.
Ed-note (Sabba) – If we want to sum this article and put it in perspective, we would have: a Christian white man from the USA (a migrant?) travels to Venezuela to go and have plenty of sex with a local woman he met on line and whom he marries. And while he is there, he tries and destabilize the country.
CUBICLANE – The government of Venezuela said Wednesday that its intelligence service had arrested on June 30th an American by the Joshua Anthony Holt, accused of organizing armed groups to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro.
ed note (tony)…The mindset of this creature is THE EXACT ‘Mer-cun’ behavior the Jews had hoped for when 911 was planned and carried out by Mossad. How else can ‘we’ fight the enemies of the Jews in these global wars for Israel unless we are trained like circus seals to literally wet our pants when we see/hear/think “Oh my, an Arab”……?
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, on Wednesday said the Republican convention had brought to the fore an “anti-Semitic environment that Donald Trump embraces.”
“The anti-Semitism that is threaded throughout the Republican Party of late goes straight to the feet of Donald Trump,” she said.
Wasserman Schultz’s blunt assessment was a clear sign that Democrats intend to include anti-Jewish bias among the offenses they say Trump has made more prominent. On a conference call on the third day of the Republican convention in Cleveland, Wasserman Schultz, who is Jewish, joined Reps. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, who is black, in listing a litany of their grievances.
Wasserman Schultz included the controversy over Trump’s use of an image that juxtaposed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with wads of cash, corruption charges and a red six-pointed star resembling a Star of David. She also referred to his reluctant disavowal of the support of David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, and the Republican convention’s shutdown of comments on its YouTube livestream of the convention after anti-Semites flooded it with epithets when Linda Lingle, the Jewish former Hawaiian governor, addressed the hall.
“He shared anti-Semitic images on Twitter,” she said. “There is so much anti-Semitism in the Republican Party that on Monday night while Linda Lingle, the former gov of Hawaii who is Jewish was speaking, they shut down their live chat.”
Trump and his allies have forcefully rejected any charges of anti-Semitism, noting his closeness to his daughter Ivanka, who converted to Orthodox Judaism, and her husband, Jared Kushner, a close campaign adviser.
But Democrats are not ready to let go of Trump’s interactions with anti-Semites on social media.
Tuesday night, Clinton’s campaign chided Paul Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, for standing by Trump after repudiating the reality star turned Republican presidential nominee for using the Star of David imagery.
The tweet from the Clinton campaign’s opposition research account, The Briefing, quoted Ryan, R-Wis., earlier this month decrying Trump’s use of the image.
“Look, anti-Semitic images, they’ve got no place in a presidential campaign,” The Briefing quoted Ryan as saying. “Candidates should know that.”
Trump posted the image, which had originated on the extreme right, on his Twitter account and a staffer scrubbed the image within hours, but Trump later said he regretted that action and would have preferred to defend the image – a quote The Briefing juxtaposed next to Ryan’s.
“I said, ‘Too bad, you should’ve left it up,” Trump said in the quote reposted by The Briefing.
“But @SpeakerRyan still endorses Donald Trump for president anyway,” The Briefing said, ending with the official hashtag for this week’s republican convention, #RNCinCLE.
The Briefing tweet went out in the evening, timed just before Ryan’s speech at the convention, on the day he steered the process for formally nominating Trump.
Ryan has endorsed Trump tepidly after wavering for months on his support. He has expressed reservations about Trump’s broadsides against minorities, his chafing rhetorical style and his foreign policy. Like many other speakers this week, Ryan focused his remarks more on what he depicted as the failures of President Barack Obama and Clinton, Obama’s first term secretary of state.
Ryan’s office did not reply to a request for comment.
Hearing confirmed on August 4th for Matthew Kuppe, 21, who was charged last year with creating and distributing child pornography.
A former JCC camp counselor in suburban Detroit charged with creating and distributing child pornography has entered into a plea agreement.
In the case of Matthew Kuppe, 21, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office told the Detroit News she could not discuss the agreement. The spokeswoman, Gina Balaya, did confirm an Aug. 4 hearing date in U.S. District Court.
Kuppe, who was released on bond in November, allegedly took photos of naked boys in the locker room of the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit in West Bloomfield, Michigan, and shared them on a Russian website. He worked as a counselor at the Jewish community center’s day camp for two years, but was fired immediately following his arrest in August 2015.
The JCC also dismissed three supervisors who failed to notify senior management after an employee voiced concerns about Kuppe’s conduct.
Kuppe reportedly could have faced 20 years in prison.
GOP candidate questions US obligation to Baltic states if they don’t give anything in return; backs Turkish crackdown after coup attempt
Times of Israel
Donald Trump has raised new questions about his commitment to the defense of NATO allies on the eve of his acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination, The New York Times reported.
In an interview with the newspaper on Wednesday, Trump also expressed little willingness to speak out against purges or civil rights crackdowns by authoritarian allies like Turkey, the Times said.
“I don’t think we have the right to lecture,” the Times quoted him as saying during the 45-minute interview in a downtown Cleveland hotel suite.
“Look at what is happening in our country,” he said. “How are we going to lecture when people are shooting policemen in cold blood?”
The Times said that Trump re-emphasized the hardline nationalist approach that he has taken during his campaign, describing how he would force allies to shoulder defense costs that the United States has borne for decades.
Asked about Russian activities that have alarmed the Baltics, NATO’s newest members, Trump said that if Russia attacked them, he would decide whether to come to their aid only after reviewing whether those nations “have fulfilled their obligations to us.”
“If they fulfill their obligations to us, the answer is yes,” he said.
A cornerstone of the 28-member trans-Atlantic alliance is its Article 5 commitment that an attack on one member state is an attack on all, a pledge invoked after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
Presidents of Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania were quick to fire back Thursday.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves insisted on Twitter that his nation of 1.3 million people bordering Russia was meeting all its NATO spending commitments.
“Estonia is 1 of 5 NATO allies in Europe to meet its 2 percent defense expenditures commitment,” he said, adding Estonians had “fought, with no caveats” in NATO operations in Afghanistan.
“We are equally committed to all our NATO allies, regardless of who they may be. That’s what makes them allies,” Ilves said.
Sharp-tongued Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters in Vilnius “it’s not necessary to interpret the words of presidential candidate Mr. Trump.”
“We know the US will always be our most important partner,” she said, adding that Lithuania would meet NATO spending obligations by 2018.
Trump, who said he would press the theme of “America First” at his address Thursday night to the Republican National Convention, said allies would adjust to his approach.
“I would prefer to be able to continue” existing agreements, he told the Times, but only if allies stop taking advantage of an era of American largesse that was no longer affordable.
The remarks also drew fire from presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which said they showed Trump “is temperamentally unfit and fundamentally unprepared to be our commander-in-chief.”
“It is fair to assume that Vladimir Putin is rooting for a Trump presidency,” said Clinton foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan.
ed note–Imagine for a moment that there was a cult one of whose irrational beliefs was that the letter ‘O’ was something evil and therefore that must be removed from all public use, including in the various languages where it is used both in writing and speaking. Let’s imagine then that this same cult makes the logical extension that not only the letter ‘O’ must be removed from public use, but as well the number 0, which is similar in shape. Let’s say then that this tiny cult, very devoted and very fanatical, spends the next 2,000 + years clawing its way to power, utilizing money, influence, back room deals, etc, and then goes about the process of implementing its plan. Not only are all written/spoken forms of the various languages used around the world subjected to the grueling task of re-writing/re-calibrating everything that has, is, and will be written to remove all use of the letter O, but all math as well. Not content with merely removing the letter O and the number 0 from the public domain, this group then extends this irrational precept towards modern life, in that anything such as cars, door handles, spoons, television sets, radios, airplanes, ANYTHING, that in any way functions as a result of the use of the circle, which is the physical/mechanical manifestation of the letter O and the number 0, must be removed.
That is essentially where we are. This tiny group holding fast to certain notions that favor only them, has spent the last 2,000 + years implementing its plan, and the world is hurtling headlong towards total chaos and destruction as a result. What’s worse is that the religion that was founded as an antidote to this madness–Christianity–is now being used as the main vehicle for helping bring all this chaos about.
UNZ REVIEW – The most striking feature of the failed Turkish coup has been the people’s response. The plotters did their routine right: they seized the broadcasting station, they sent a sortie to kill the president, they stationed troops in the vital points, they rolled out the tanks. They calculated everything but the people’s response (…)
At first, thousands, then tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of ordinary men and women dared the army and took to the streets and the squares in response to the call of their almost deposed president. They elected him just a few months ago, and they weren’t going to let the army steal their vote. This massive popular uprising-for-the-government broke the will of the plotters. Thus history has been made in Turkey, by direct action of the people.
Sabba – 4 million is the most conservative number. Some claim that it is more likely around 10 million Muslims who have lost their lives at the hand of Christians. And counting. And we do not even mention the maimed, the orphaned, the displaced, the homeless, the tortured, the raped, the psychologically damaged for life and all those who will never be born due to the depleted uranium and other chemicals which the Christians from America have littered Iraq with. No matter how bad we think we have it in our western world, it is no nowhere near as bad to what the Middle East has been put thru by our ‘boys’, our tax money, our governments, our silence.
And silence is acquiescence.