The Holocaust Under Review

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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby Kham on Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:47 am

ICfreely,

How about a third option:

Empire not only takes advantage of and uses people with a certain set of skills but also uses groups of people that may benefit empire. Is it the Jews secretly running things, or the Masons? What about the US Conference of Mayors? If one spends time in government one sees how vast is the necessary network of groups that provides products and services to municipalities, counties, states, jurisdictions and associated corporate entities. It’s a multilayered spider web of connections and cooperation that permeates through time. empire is just too damn large for any one group to be in control.

What a wonderfully crafted psyop to make one think that empire is so simplistic.
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:16 am

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”Edward Bernays

https://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1679&p=2395975&hilit=protocols#p2395975


[by Kham]

ICfreely,

How about a third option:

Empire not only takes advantage of and uses people with a certain set of skills but also uses groups of people that may benefit empire. Is it the Jews secretly running things, or the Masons? What about the US Conference of Mayors? If one spends time in government one sees how vast is the necessary network of groups that provides products and services to municipalities, counties, states, jurisdictions and associated corporate entities. It’s a multilayered spider web of connections and cooperation that permeates through time. empire is just too damn large for any one group to be in control.

What a wonderfully crafted psyop to make one think that empire is so simplistic.



Simplistic, eh?


Empire not only takes advantage of and uses people with a certain set of skills but also uses groups of people that may benefit empire.


Sorry, Kham, but I haven't the slightest clue what you mean by "Empire." Empire as in Persian, Greek, Roman, Ottoman, British, American...? If so, who bankrolled said empires?

empire is just too damn large for any one group to be in control.


I couldn't disagree more. But again, who/what is this “empire” you speak of?

That’s tantamount to saying that too many people would have to be “in on it” to pull off 9/11, the Apollo Hoax and Nuke Hoax. In reality, only a handful of people need to be “in on it.” All they have to do is to get others to “buy into it” and (knowingly or unknowingly) do their dirty work for them. It’s called compartmentalization (group and individual).

The fact of the matter is that the smaller the group, the easier it is to get things done. That’s one of the first things I learned in one of the upper division political science courses I took in college. My professor used the “shopping list” analogy:

If you go grocery shopping for with an “X” amount of dollars it’s pretty simple; you choose what you want to buy and don’t have to answer to anyone else.

If you do the same for yourself and your spouse, then you have to coordinate/compromise a bit.

If you do the same for yourself, your spouse and children, then you have to coordinate/compromise a bit more.

So forth and so on…

The bigger the decision making group is, the more challenging it is to get things done. This is especially true when it comes to pulling off nefarious plots.

Is it the Jews secretly running things, or the Masons?


I’ve never claimed that either “the Jews” or “the Masons” “secretly run things” but I’ll take a swing at you loaded question anyway.

I think the average Jew and the average rank and file Mason is as (if not more so) duped as anyone else. For Heaven's sake, not all Jews or all Masons need to be "in on it." In fact, they can't be. Ever!

I’ve personally known many Masons. In fact, one of my dad’s childhood friends (and best man at his wedding) from the old country is a 7th degree Mason. He’s an Iranian-Armenian who moved to the States in the late 60’s. The guy’s a baker by trade. He initially opened up a cookie shop and struggled for years to keep his head above water. Then a friend suggested he join the Masons and “network” to save his business. He did and by the late 80’s had parlayed his one cookie shop into a thriving franchise of 10 shops across So Cal.

On multiple occasions he tried to convince my dad to join. My dad wouldn’t hear it. He emphatically declined every single time. At the time I thought my dad was just being stubborn. I finally asked him why he refused and he replied, “Because I’m not willing to sell my soul. You’ll understand when you’re older.” I’ve personally been invited to join the Masons seven or eight times since my college years and (like my father and grandfather before him) have refused to do so every single time. The last time was here in Vegas a just few months ago. I always get the same line that my dad’s friend gave him:

“Oh don’t believe all that crazy conspiracy stuff. It’s nothing like that. It’s just business networking, that’s all…”

They actually believe what they say. They’re blinded by their own materialism. Useful dupes!

Pray tell, dear Kham, doesn’t it strike you odd that the founders of the Italian Mafia, Muslim Brotherhood and Ku Klux Klan were all Masons?
(https://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1222&p=2397359&hilit=morals+and+dogma#p2397359)

Are all the rank and file members of the aforementioned groups “in on it” together? Do they need to be?

Who founded the Masons? Who founded the Knights Templar of yesteryear and pitted the Christian World against the Muslim World back then?

PROTOCOL No. 3
WE SUPPORT COMMUNISM
7. We appear on the scene as alleged saviours of the worker from this oppression when we propose to him to enter the ranks of our fighting forces - Socialists, Anarchists, Communists - to whom we always give support in accordance with an alleged brotherly rule (of the solidarity of all humanity) of our SOCIAL MASONRY. The aristocracy, which enjoyed by law the labor of the workers, was interested in seeing that the workers were well fed, healthy, and strong. We are interested in just the opposite - in the diminution, the KILLING OUT OF THE GOYIM. Our power is in the chronic shortness of food and physical weakness of the worker because by all that this implies he is made the slave of our will, and he will not find in his own authorities either strength or energy to set against our will. Hunger creates the right of capital to rule the worker more surely than it was given to the aristocracy by the legal authority of kings.

PROTOCOL No. 4
2. Who and what is in a position to overthrow an invisible force? And this is precisely what our force is. GENTILE masonry blindly serves as a screen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of our force, even its very abiding-place, remains for the whole people an unknown mystery.

PROTOCOL No. 9
2. The words of the liberal, which are in effect the words of our masonic watchword, namely, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," will, when we come into our kingdom, be changed by us into words no longer of a watchword, but only an expression of idealism, namely, into "The right of liberty, the duty of equality, the ideal of brotherhood." That is how we shall put it, - and so we shall catch the bull by the horns ... DE FACTO we have already wiped out every kind of rule except our own, although DE JURE there still remain a good many of them. Nowadays, if any States raise a protest against us it is only PRO FORMA at our discretion and by our direction, for THEIR ANTI-SEMITISM IS INDISPENSABLE TO US FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR LESSER BRETHREN. I will not enter into further explanations, for this matter has formed the subject of repeated discussions amongst us.

PROTOCOL No. 11
7. For what purpose then have we invented this whole policy and insinuated it into the minds of the GOY without giving them any chance to examine its underlying meaning? For what, indeed, if not in order to obtain in a roundabout way what is for our scattered tribe unattainable by the direct road? It is this which has served as the basis for our organization of SECRET MASONRY WHICH IS NOT KNOWN TO, AND AIMS WHICH ARE NOT EVEN SO MUCH AS SUSPECTED BY, THESE "GOY" CATTLE, ATTRACTED BY US INTO THE "SHOW" ARMY OF MASONIC LODGES IN ORDER TO THROW DUST IN THE EYES OF THEIR FELLOWS.

PROTOCOL No. 12
1. The word "freedom," which can be interpreted in various ways, is defined by us as follows
2. Freedom is the right to do what which the law allows. This interpretation of the word will at the proper time be of service to us, because all freedom will thus be in our hands, since the laws will abolish or create only that which is desirable for us according to the aforesaid program.

WE CONTROL THE PRESS
4. NOT A SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REACH THE PUBLIC WITHOUT OUR CONTROL. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch as all news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them.

ONLY LIES PRINTED
17. Even nowadays, already, to take only the French press, there are forms which reveal masonic solidarity in acting on the watchword: all organs of the press are bound together by professional secrecy; like the augurs of old, not one of their numbers will give away the secret of his sources of information unless it be resolved to make announcement of them. Not one journalist will venture to betray this secret, for not one of them is ever admitted to practice literature unless his whole past has some disgraceful sore or other .... These sores would be immediately revealed. So long as they remain the secret of a few the prestige of the journalist attacks the majority of the country - the mob follow after him with enthusiasm.

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA01/kidd/thesis/pdf/protocols.pdf



Is there any doubt that, after they've outlived their usefulness, Masons (the useful dupes that they are) will be scapegoated and tossed aside like the Templars were?

Is there any doubt that these Talmudic sociopaths will cry "anti-Semite," hide behind ordinary non-suspecting Jews and let them take the heat once again?

Is there any doubt that America (like Russia, Germany, Iran, etc...) will one day be branded as the No.1 "anti-Semitic" nation in the world?


Growing up in Iran I was a firsthand witness to the decency of Iranian Muslims. They treated Armenians, Assyrians, Jews, Arabs and other ethnic/religious minorities with a tremendous amount of respect. They do so to this day. The respect was/is mutual. No amount of propaganda will ever convince me otherwise. Ever!

Why was Reza Shah forced to abdicate his throne for allegedly being a Nazi (Hebrew for Prince) sympathizer?

Seeing as Iran is still home to the largest Jewish community in the Middle East (outside of Israel) and has never exiled them, why is Iran currently being portrayed as the No.1 “anti-Semitic” nation in the World?

Why do non-Iranian Jews believe such nonsense?

Why don’t the Jews who currently live in Iran leave Iran and take Israel’s standing offer to every Iranian Jew to migrate there? Could it be because they know that all Jews are not seen as equals in Israel? That in fact there is a three Jewish class system (1-Ashkenazis, 2-Mizrahis and 3-Sephardic) there? That they don’t want to live in a country where they are regarded as second class citizens? That they're perfectly content to stay in the place they consider their homeland?

Could it be that maybe, just maybe, there's a grain of truth to the following statement vis-à-vis why Iran's current regime was placed in power:

Nowadays, if any States raise a protest against us it is only PRO FORMA at our discretion and by our direction, for THEIR ANTI-SEMITISM IS INDISPENSABLE TO US FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR LESSER BRETHREN.


Who are these "lesser brethren"?

Could there be any truth to the “Synagogue of Satan” thing? Those who say they are Jews but are not…

Do you find nothing odd/wrong/creepy with all the Purim "coincidences" from antiquity to the present?

Do you condone supremacism (white, black, Christian, Jewish, Muslim) of any stripe?

Could it be that "Goy Guilt" is the longest running "psyop" that has allowed Talmudic sociopaths to perpetuate their evil agenda against all of humanity (their "lesser brethren" included)?

Do you suggest I turn a blind eye to all of this for the sake of not offending the delicate sensibilities of ordinary "lesser brethren" Jews who are being duped?

Please, Kham, enlighten this simplistic mind of mine.


P.S.

I can go much, much deeper into this but at this point I doubt it'd do any good. Suffice to say, my preceding post was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg and I stand by every single word of it!
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:29 am

On the origin of Empires

Sargon, king of Akkad, reigned from 2334 to 2279 B.C. From humble beginnings, he rose to great power, conquering Mesopotamia and parts of Iran, Turkey and Syria. Not only did he found an empire, but he kept it operating smoothly with the innovative use (at the time) of Akkadian bureaucrats installed in every conquered city. Akkadians, who spoke a Semitic language, originated in northern Mesopotamia, while Sumerians held the south. Sargon became the first person in history to create an empire, ruling over a multi-ethnic people. Sargon became a legendary figure; for thousands of years, Mesopotamians told heroic, epic tales of Sargon the Great and the Akkadian golden age.

https://www.historyonthenet.com/sargon-the-great-the-akkadian-emperor


Scholars have noted that the birth story of Moses is part of a larger motif of ancient literature, namely the exposed-infant motif. The ancients delighted in telling tales of their heroic leaders who at birth were exposed to nature, usually by their parents who, for one reason or another, did not desire their newborn sons. Among the most famous accounts are the stories of Oedipus from Greece and Romulus and Remus from Rome, along with the less well known but equally important story of Sargon of Akkad (in ancient Mesopotamia). There is a difference, however, between the Moses story and the other exposed-infancy narratives, for in Exodus, chapter two, the goal of Moses’ mother is not to be rid of the child but to save him. This occurs elsewhere in ancient literature only in the story of the baby Horus, whose mother, Isis, sought to protect him from his wicked uncle, Seth. The Hebrew and Egyptian stories share this crucial feature, which is lacking in the other parallels, and therefore beckon us to read the former in the light of the latter.

https://forward.com/articles/9812/the-subversion-of-myth/


Sargon’s mother was a Priestess (although this point is somewhat debatable: see a different trans.)
Moses’ parents are from the house of Levi (once the law is instituted, this is a priestly line)
Sargon’s life was concealed
Moses’ life was concealed
In order to keep Sargon concealed he was placed in a floating vessel made of rush, and covered in a pitch to seal it from water.
In order to keep Moses concealed he was placed in a floating vessel made of rush, and covered in a pitch to seal it from water.
Sargon was cast into the Euphrates by his mother
Moses was cast into the Nile by his mother
Sargon was rescued from the river and rose to prominence
Moses was rescued from the river and rose to prominence

http://www.mishlei-adam.com/2008/02/cont-abe-lincoln-sargon-the-great-and-moses/



Urukagina was the first reformer in world history to learn to his woe the wrath of the money lenders. As a pious devotee of the gods, his power came from the temple. He was a reformer more than he was a military general. His devotion was to his god and to his people. He followed the Mandate of Heaven in righting wrongs and protecting the weak. Those people who did not have land, he took the land of the moneylenders and returned it to the poor and the disenfranchised. Those people who had been sold into bondage by the moneylenders, he freed them and returned children to their parents and wives to their husbands. He took away from the money lenders their debt slaves and much of the property that they had swindled. And he confiscated much of the lands that they had stolen. He returned all of this to the people. And he did all of this with the blessings of the priests and the gods of Lagash.
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Every trade guild had its own patron deity. The brick maker's god was Kulla . The love goddess Inanna (later named Ishtar) was the patron deity of brothels and beer taverns. The patron deity of the moneylenders was the Moon God, Sin. This was not a bright god like Shamash, the Sun God, who was limited to only half the day. The Moon God lived in both the day and the night sky and was mysterious and full of secrets. His "day" began in the evening and he reigned throughout the night, a time when debt-slaves were captured and properties confiscated. The Moon God was the god of both the city of Ur in Sumeria and the city of Harran in Akkad. Both of these were major guild cities of the moneylenders and important cross-road cities for the merchants. Both Ur and Harran were the central terminals of the major trade routes. So, they also had located at each, the major temples for Sin , the Moon God, the god of the tamkarum [merchant-moneylenders] .

Lugalzagesi had provided the merchants and moneylenders the means of regaining their property by over-throwing Urukagina, the reformer king of Lagash. But greed is a demon that is never satisfied just as a fire is never satisfied by adding more fuel. The huge quantities of gold and silver that had been looted from the temples of Lagash gave the moneylenders new ideas for acquiring even more. This vast new source of bullion flowed into their businesses from the soldiers and laborers who had looted this wealth during Lugalzagesi's victories. For the sacking of temples as direct participants, the moneylenders could plead innocence before the gods. It was through their businesses that they gained all of this loot. Silver and gold made available to the people as war booty meant that the people had more silver to buy the grain, the garments, the beer, the prostitutes, the slaves and the luxury items that were the stock-in- trade of the merchants and moneylenders. War was very profitable to the winners. Profit meant power.

For the greedy moneylenders of Kish, Lugalzagesi had been a king for too long. His twenty- four year reign had allowed him to assemble all of the cities of Sumeria into one, single empire. This was the first time that all of Sumeria had been united in over one thousand years. But Lugalzagesi was a Sumerian and he was satisfied with being the king of Sumeria. He had been financed by the moneylenders of Sumeria to destroy Urukagina of Lagash and to eliminate the Semitic king of Kish before turning south and conquering all of Sumeria. He was happy with his victories and was not ambitious for further conquests.

Sargon kept secret his war preparations. With sufficient financing and access to the tamkarum [merchant-moneylender] trade routes, he did not need to do business with the Sumerian cities in the South for his supplies but could buy directly from the Semitic cities far to the north and west, away from the knowledge of Lugalzagesi. Directly to the west of him on the Euphrates was the city of Mari which was a major manufacturer of copper and bronze implements and weapons. After all, this was still the Bronze Age and such weapons could be bought through the tamkarum [merchant-moneylender] monopolies at Mari without raising suspicions. Once his army was armed and trained, Sargon struck swiftly, attacking Uruk and dragging away Lugalzagesi like a dog in a neck stock to be tied to the gates of Nippur.

Sargon the Great was a brilliant military leader as well as an innovative administrator. Sargon was the first king to unite all of Mesopotamia, both the north (Akkad) and the south (Sumer) under one ruler. His Akkadian empire became a prototype for later kings...

https://archive.org/stream/TheSumerianSwindle/SumerianSwindle_djvu.txt
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby Kham on Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:59 am

Definition of empire. It goes something like this (I’m still refining it): a collection of individuals and groups who work together for the benefit to themselves for the obvious purpose of maintaining a structured government in perpetuity, and because of perpetuity, nepotism and cronyism becomes the vetting structure when goods and services are needed.

Power needs support. In order for any group to have power and influence in a governmental arena it must be propped up and supported by other individuals, groups, and organizations over time in their specific areas. This takes a lot of collaboration and cooperation. Governments are these multi layered massive things that slowly morph over time to accommodated new needs. A statement such as ‘the Jews are in control’ only tells a fraction of the story. Who is propping them up and collaborating with them? And of what do they exactly control? What is their historical timeline?

ICfreely, Thank you for considering my response.

Take care,

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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:35 am

A statement such as ‘the Jews are in control’ only tells a fraction of the story.


Would you please provide clarification on that simplistic quote, Kham? Is that your personal stance or do you mean to (wrongly) imply/insinuate that it's mine?

I appreciate your response but your working definition of "empire" doesn't work for me. IMO, it's too vague. It's impossible for two people to have a meaningful discussion on a given topic if they can't agree on the meaning of words (too Noam Chomsky-ish).

Anyhow, with your permission, I'll elaborate a bit on my Billy Graham/Christian Zionism post.
(https://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1528&start=120#p2411999)


Billy Graham-Richard Nixon tapes: The one time Graham’s image was tarnished
Feb 21, 2018
By Debbie Lord

As Americans mourn the death of evangelist Billy Graham, you would be hard-pressed to find a time where “America’s Pastor” was held in anything other than the highest regard.

Graham managed during 60 years of preaching the Gospel to sidestep even a hint of scandal -- sexual, financial or otherwise.
However a revelation in 1994 of a conversation he had with then-President Richard Nixon turned out to be a source of embarrassment for Graham – not at the time it was disclosed by Nixon Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, but years later when a tape of the conversation was released by the National Archives.

At first, Graham denied comments Haldeman made in his book, "The Haldeman Diaries" that Graham and Nixon had disparaged Jews in a conversation following a prayer breakfast in Washington D.C. on Feb. 1, 1972. Haldeman said Graham had talked about a Jewish “stranglehold” on the country.

''Those are not my words," Graham said in May 1994. ''I have never talked publicly or privately about the Jewish people, including conversations with President Nixon, except in the most positive terms.''

Graham was believed and the matter dropped until 2002 when tapes from Nixon’s White House were released by the National Archives. The 1972 conversation between Nixon and Graham was among those tapes, and Graham had to face the fact that he had been recorded saying the things of which Haldeman accused him.

The tapes proved damning.

''They're the ones putting out the pornographic stuff,'' Graham had said to Nixon. The Jewish ''stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain,'' he continued.

Graham told Nixon that Jews did not know his true feelings about them.

''I go and I keep friends with Mr. Rosenthal (A.M. Rosenthal) at The New York Times and people of that sort, you know. And all -- I mean, not all the Jews, but a lot of the Jews are great friends of mine, they swarm around me and are friendly to me because they know that I'm friendly with Israel. But they don't know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country. And I have no power, no way to handle them, but I would stand up if under proper circumstances.''

Rosenthal was the Times' executive editor.

After the release of the tapes, Graham was horrified, according to Grant Wacker, a Duke Divinity School professor who wrote a book about Graham. He publicly apologized and asked for forgiveness from Jewish leaders in the country.

"He did not spin it. He did not try to justify it," Wacker told NPR. "He said repeatedly he had done wrong, and he was sorry."

''I don't ever recall having those feelings about any group, especially the Jews, and I certainly do not have them now,'' Graham said in 2002 when the tape was released. ''My remarks did not reflect my love for the Jewish people. I humbly ask the Jewish community to reflect on my actions on behalf of Jews over the years that contradict my words in the Oval Office that day.''

https://www.ajc.com/news/national/billy-graham-richard-nixon-tapes-the-one-time-graham-image-was-tarnished/DCj06gfORZJLYa30cLawWL/



President Richard Nixon, the Shah of Iran and Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat worked tirelessly, behind the scenes, on the Israeli Peace Process to no avail. Nixon resigned (to avoid impeachment) in 1974, The Shah abdicated his throne (to avoid bloodshed) in 1979 and Sadat was assassinated in 1981.

Henry “the ruthless pragmatist” Kissinger was Nixon’s National Security Advisor and Secretary of State (No one before or since Kissinger has held those two posts concurrently) and stayed on with Gerald Ford’s administration after Nixon resigned. A few weeks ago I watched a fascinating interview with a professor who’s written a new book about Nixon, Kissinger and Vietnam on C-SPAN. The author's conclusion, based on a tedious review of previously classified transcripts, was that Kissinger misinformed Nixon (thereby leading him to make horrible decisions) every step of the way on the war.

[If anyone finds the name of the book/author, I’d greatly appreciate it.]


Anyhow, Kissinger passed the NSA baton to Zbigniew “Green Islamic Belt” Brzezinski (without whom the “War on Terror” against “Radical Muslim Extremists” wouldn’t be possible). Zbigniew's daughter, Mika, is an MSNBC presstitute co-hoast with Joe Scarborough (the congressman who resigned because he was "fed up with DC politics" shortly before 9/11 when a female staffer "committed suicide" in his office).


Kissinger on Iran: Belts, Empires, and Getting it Wrong
by John Limbert

Henry Kissinger may be the grand old man of US foreign policy, but when it comes to understanding Iran, his analytical skills have begun to fade. In his NPR discussion with Scott Simon, broadcast Sept. 6, Kissinger got it monumentally wrong. One can only be grateful he is no longer making policy.

What is it about being national security adviser that leads to ill-advised “belt” meta¬phors? In the late 1970s, President Carter’s adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski famously (and incorrectly) spoke of a geographic “green belt” of Islam that would defend the Middle East against Soviet aggression. It turned out that, if such a belt existed, its inhabitants in Iran and Afghanistan—no matter how much they disliked the Soviets—inflicted serious damage on the United States. In the Iranian case, they toppled one American president (Carter) and nearly brought down another (Reagan).

Now Kissinger is talking not only of belts, but also of Persian empires. He told NPR that Iran is a “bigger problem” for the US than the vicious Islamic State, which is commonly referred to as ISIS. “There has come into being a kind of a Shia-belt from Tehran through Baghdad to Beirut,” said Kissinger. “And this gives Iran the opportunity to reconstruct the ancient Persian Empire, this time under a Shia label.”

Nonsense. As a scholar of history and a Harvard PhD, Kissinger should know better…

https://lobelog.com/kissinger-iran-belts-empires-and-getting-it-wrong/



I’m sure Kissinger & Brzezinski had America and Iran's best interests at heart. Surely they meant well. They just got the calculus wrong that’s all. And I'm positive that their hearts bleed for all of their fellow Jews.


'It Wouldn't Be U.S. Concern if U.S.S.R Sent Jews to Gas Chambers', Kissinger Told Nixon
https://www.haaretz.com/1.5151896



Nothing to see here, folks, keep it movin’.
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby simonshack on Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:15 pm

ICfreely wrote:
'It Wouldn't Be U.S. Concern if U.S.S.R Sent Jews to Gas Chambers', Kissinger Told Nixon
https://www.haaretz.com/1.5151896


Nothing to see here, folks, keep it movin’.


Dear ICfreely, lest that 2010 Haaretz article disappears one day from the internets (and thus, from history) - I feel compelled to archive it - in its entirety - here on Cluesforum. It's just too funny. I will format its headlines with similarly huge bold-type as can be viewed on the Haaretz website.


'It Wouldn't Be U.S. Concern if U.S.S.R Sent Jews to Gas Chambers', Kissinger Told Nixon


Former American president can also be heard making many disparaging comments about 'abrasive and obnoxious' Jews on the 1973 recording, including: 'I don't want any Jew at that [state] dinner who didn't support us in that campaign'.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told President Richard Nixon that if the Soviet Union sent its Jews to the gas chambers, this would not be an American concern, the New York Times reported Saturday.

The 1973 conversation, recorded on a newly released batch of White House tapes from the final months before Nixon's presidency became consumed by the Watergate affair, took place shortly after the U.S. president had met with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.Bloomberg

Meir had apparently raised the issue of the oppression of Soviet Jewry and the possibility that the Americans would press the Soviet Union to allow the Jews to emigrate. Kissinger, the Times reported, can be heard saying: "The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern."

Nixon, according to the report, replied: "I know. We can't blow up the world because of it." :wacko:

The American president can also be heard making many disparaging comments about Jews on the recording, from telling his secretary "I don't want any Jew at that dinner who didn't support us in that campaign" - referring to the state dinner held for the Israeli prime minister - to stating that "The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality."

Other groups singled out by the president were the Irish, who he said "can't drink" because they "get mean," along with the Italians, who he said "don't have their heads screwed on tight."

Nixon also made disparaging remarks about African Americans, saying they would be able to strengthen the United States only after 500 years, because they would need to be "inbred."


Amazing -in more than one way. -_-
What a silly world we live in,
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:16 am

It’s been said that faith is the opposite of fear. That if one truly has faith in a higher power (God) one is impervious to worldly fears.

The tapes proved damning.

''They're the ones putting out the pornographic stuff,'' Graham had said to Nixon. The Jewish ''stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain,'' he continued.


When the tapes were released and Billy Graham’s faith was tested:

"He did not spin it. He did not try to justify it," Wacker told NPR. "He said repeatedly he had done wrong, and he was sorry."


He succumbed to fear and condemnation from the Anti-Defamation League & American Jewish Council.

Why Is There A Prolific Jewish Presence In The American Feminist Movement?
Harlan Blackwood October 26, 2015

Dr. Nathan Abrams, a Jewish Professor at Bangor University in the UK has essentially said that the Jews were the driving force behind the modern day porn industry. In fact, he even wrote a piece about it in Jewish Quarterly called “Triple-exthnics.”

http://www.returnofkings.com/72572/why-is-there-a-prolific-jewish-presence-in-the-american-feminist-movement



Dear ICfreely, lest that 2010 Haaretz article disappears one day from the internets (and thus, from history) - I feel compelled to archive it - in its entirety - here on Cluesforum. It's just too funny. I will format its headlines with similarly huge bold-type as can be viewed on the Haaretz website.



I’m glad you did, Simon, because when I clicked on the Jewish Quarterly link I couldn’t find Dr. Abrams’ article. Fortunately, I managed to find a copy on scribd.

Triple-exthnics
Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry
Jewish Quarterly | Winter 2004 - Number 196

Like their mainstream counterparts, Jews who enter porn do not usually do so as representatives of their religious group. Most of the performers and pornographers are Jewish culturally but not religiously. Many are entirely secular, Jews in name only.

Those at the forefront of the movement which forced America to adopt a more liberal view of sex were Jewish. Jews were also at the vanguard of the sexual revolution of the1960s. Wilhelm Reich, Herbert Marcuse and Paul Goodman replaced Marx, Trotsky and Lenin as required revolutionary reading. Reichʼs central preoccupations were work, love and sex, while Marcuse prophesied that a socialist utopia would free individuals to achieve sexual satisfaction. Goodman wrote of the ʻbeautiful cultural consequencesʼ that would follow from legalizing pornography: it would ʻennoble all our artʼ and ʻhumanize sexualityʼ. Pacheco was one Jewish porn star who read Reichʼs intellectual marriage of Freud and Marx (lukeford.net):

https://www.scribd.com/document/111175827/Triple-Exthnics-Nathan-Abrams-on-Jews-in-the-American-Porn-Industry



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“Advocating for Israel and Jewish people. Defending democratic values for all.”
https://www.ajc.org/



Just what exactly are these “democratic values” that the American Jewish Council speaks of?


The Downfall of Abba Hillel Silver and the Foundation of Israel - Ofer Shiff (2014)

…In Silver’s view, the Purim holiday represented a recurring story in history, from the days of Pharaoh to the days of Nazism –a story of a Jewish minority living peacefully until its fate was reversed without warning. On the face of it, this was a view that presented anti-Semitism a recurring historical phenomenon that periodically threatened Jewish life in the Diaspora. However, in the second part of the speech, Silver completely turned around this deterministic message. In his view it was incumbent on Jews to fight courageously like Mordecai and Ester; however, they had to do so by expressing their faith in universalistic values of democracy: “any Jew, who…does not fight for democratic human life, is underwriting his own suicide.” Silver described this latter struggle as an objective much more critical than the Zionist objective of bringing the Jews from Nazi Germany to the shelter being built in Palestine

https://books.google.com/books?id=_xWQAwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Downfall+of+Abba+Hillel+Silver+and+the+Foundation+of+Israel&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj87pT7rL3gAhXjLX0KHff4CYAQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Downfall%20of%20Abba%20Hillel%20Silver%20and%20the%20Foundation%20of%20Israel&f=false



Great Jews in Robes
By Samuel Goldman
Summer 2017

David Dalin’s Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court is thus something of a latecomer to the library of communal success, but it is nevertheless a very revealing study of the elevation of Jews to the pinnacles of American society as matters have unfolded on the United States’s highest judicial body. Just more than a century after Louis Dembitz Brandeis took his seat in 1916, defying vociferous and sometimes anti-Semitic opposition, hardly anyone finds it strange that the nine members of the court include three Jews. This means that Jews now enjoy a representation more than 15 times greater than their presence in the general population…

How did this amazing state of affairs come about? One explanation is that Jews have a special affinity for the legal profession. Early in the book, Dalin quotes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s version of this argument. In an introduction she wrote to a previous volume about Jewish justices, Ginsburg contends that:

There is an age-old connection between Judaism and law. For centuries, Jewish rabbis and scholars have studied, restudied and ceaselessly interpreted the Talmud, the body of Jewish law and tradition developed from the scriptures. . . . Jews prized the scholarship of judges and lawyers in their own tradition, and when anti-Semitic occupational restrictions were lifted, they were drawn to the learned professions of those countries in which they lived. Law figured prominently among those professions. . . . And, as it evolved in the United States, law also became a bulwark against the kind of oppression Jews had endured throughout history. So Jews in large numbers became lawyers in the United States, and some eventually became judges.


It is fair to say that Ginsburg is articulating perennial themes of the Jewish success literature rather than expressing a wholly original thought. Among the reasons that the argument recurs so frequently is that it allows Jews with only attenuated connections to traditional Judaism to sustain a sense of piety. The association of Judaism with law suggests that it doesn’t matter if Jews are ignorant of sacred texts or important rituals; so long as they’re experts in mens rea or Chevron deference, they can see themselves as successors of great rabbis. The elision of the distinction between divine and secular law helps Jews who cherish the idea of cultural continuity but have no interest in traditional learning to rationalize their indifference to religion.

https://jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/2665/great-jews-in-robes/
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:42 am

Goy Guilt 101:

It's OK to criticize fanatic Christian extremists and fanatic Muslim extremists but thou shalt not criticize fanatic Jewish extremists because no such thing exists.


The blood libel against Planned Parenthood
Jeffrey Salkin
January 28, 2016

“Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?”

Slightly more than sixty years ago, Joseph Nye Welch used those words to challenge Senator Joseph McCarthy. Welch was the chief counsel for the Army during the Army-McCarthy hearings. Those words signaled, both to the unscrupulous, Red-baiting senator, and to the nation, that Mr. Welch was fed up with McCarthy’s antics.

That was how I felt the other day. A Houston grand jury had been investigating accusations of misconduct against Planned Parenthood — the infamous videos that purported to show Planned Parenthood officials trying to illegally profit from the sale of fetal tissue.

Instead, [in an “ironic” Haman-esque twist of fate] they decided to indict David R. Daleiden, the director of the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, and Sandra Merritt on charges of tampering with a governmental record for using fake driver’s licenses to gain access to a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas. Daleiden also faces a misdemeanor related to purchasing human organs.

“These people broke the law to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood in order to advance their extreme anti-abortion political agenda,” Eric Ferrero, a spokesman for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said.

Has the Center for Medical Progress, indeed, no sense of decency?

To be clear: reasonable people can disagree on the ethics of abortion.

Not only can they — they do.

But doing so through false — grotesquely false — means certainly dampens the moral stridency of abortion opponents. You are free to be pro-life (whatever that means), but you cannot be anti-truth.

Moreover: the deliberate targeting of Planned Parenthood obscures the fact that only a tiny portion of Planned Parenthood’s budget goes towards abortion. Its main mission is to provide reproductive health services — and other kinds of health services — to women.

In short — you go after Planned Parenthood; you’re going after women’s health.

Plain and simple.

So, what do we have here? We Jews know this territory quite well. We Jews know that the first thing that haters do is they make up lies — often revolving around the harm that the Other is planning against children.

What we got here, my friends, is nothing but a good, old-fashioned blood libel.

Here is how it played out. (Trigger alert for the squeamish, and/or those who like children, or matzah, or red wine).

During the Middle Ages, anti-Semites routinely accused Jews of various crimes against society. The most prominent of these was the blood libel, in which Jews were accused of kidnapping Christian children, killing them, using their bones for Passover matzah, and their blood for wine.

(By the way, wine enthusiasts: this is precisely why the tradition arose to allow white wine at the seder. It’s not only because of a love for chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. It was because medieval Jews didn’t want any passersby to think that they were drinking, well, you know….)
Why did people think that?

Christian doctrine taught that the Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus. It wasn’t until the Second Vatican Council of 1965 that Pope John XXIII absolved the Jews of deicide. (Many Catholic school kids in my neighborhood didn’t get the memo from the local priests; they accused me of single-handedly, and 2000 years before I was born killing Jesus.

A blood libel appears in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Sometimes, the dead children (who had always been killed by a local Christian) became venerated as saints — for the sole purpose that they were alleged victims of the hated Jews.

(Some churches in my hometown were named for those sainted victims. Sweet, huh?)

And, lest you think that the blood libel is merely a souvenir of a long-ago, outmoded medieval past, the charge popped up in modern times. It happened in Damascus in 1840. It happened in Russia, with the 1913 Mendel Beilis trial, depicted by Bernard Malamud in his novel The Fixer.

In the same year, there was the infamous Leo Frank case in Georgia, in which a Jew was accused of killing a young girl; even though the case lacked the gore of a traditional blood libel, it fits the general category. In 1927, there was a blood libel case in Massena, in upstate New York.

And in our time, the blood libel has shifted — onto the Jewish State. Arab propaganda has often accused Jews of having a taste for Arab blood. In the presence of Hillary Clinton, Suha Arafat, Yassir’s wife, falsely accused Israel of poisoning Palestinian air and water.

Just two months ago, accusations surfaced that Israelis were secretly harvesting Palestinian organs — accusations so baseless, and so evil, as to be incomprehensible to the civilized mind.

In fact, when you consider the numerous accusations against the Israel Defense Forces — accusations that would never have been made against other armies involved in defensive activities — you would be correct in assuming that, yes, the blood libel is alive and well.

So, yes — the attack on Planned Parenthood was a modern blood libel. It was a cynical lie. Its creators manufactured it for one purpose — de-funding an important, life-saving institution.

Here is the great thing, though: [Talmudic] justice was done. The ["]truth["] won.

This time. But the threats to women’s reproductive health will continue, which is why those who care must remain vigilant.

https://religionnews.com/2016/01/28/planned-parenthood/



Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is the spiritual leader of Temple Solel in Hollywood, Fla., and the author of numerous books on Jewish spirituality and ethics, published by Jewish Lights Publishing and Jewish Publication Society.
https://religionnews.com/author/jsalkin/



Using Orwellian doublespeak to describe Planned Parenthood as “an important life-saving institution.”

Shamelessly obscuring the fact that 96% of Planned Parenthood’s business goes towards abortions.

Give me a friggin’ break.

Has, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, indeed, no sense of decency?


Planned Parenthood's annual report is out: Another unhappy tale
By Cathy Ruse, opinion contributor — 01/28/18

While Planned Parenthood persists in claiming that abortion is just 3 percent of its business, this statistic has been widely discredited. It conflates the number of clients with number of “services:” For instance, a pregnancy test, counseling, and medication is each counted as a separate non-abortion “service” for every one abortion client.

Prenatal services down dramatically. Planned Parenthood helps bring fewer babies into the world each year. Prenatal services dropped to a new low of just 7,762. That represents a drop in prenatal services of nearly 2,000 from 2016 and a drop of nearly 10,000 from the 2014-2015 period. Curiously, adoption referrals were reported to increase this year by exactly 1,000, to 3,889.

Taken together, these services represent just a tiny fraction of Planned Parenthood’s baby-related business: 4 percent directly helping bring babies into the world (through adoption and prenatal services), 96 percent taking them out (through abortion).

https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/371078-planned-parenthoods-annual-report-is-out-another-unhappy-tale



The (not so) good Rabbi can take his self-righteous indignation and shove it up his tuchus.


Researchers Discover Abortion Regret Is Not A Myth

Posted by Daniel Christiansen on Jul 19, 2016 10:51:59 AM

About 50% of women who receive a medically induced abortion believe they are terminating the life of their unborn child.

The reality of terminating a life is not something that many can ignore. For numerous women who have an abortion, the decision will not result in empowerment, as pro-choice advocates [like the National Organization for "Women"] would have one believe, but in mourning and pain. Mourning the immediate loss of a life unlived, and the pain that may come from experiencing serious mental health repercussions down the road.
...
https://www.care-net.org/abundant-life-blog/researchers-discover-abortion-regret-is-not-a-myth


The same cast of characters that bemoan “think of the children” to pass more stringent gun control laws promote/encourage abortions in the name of “women’s reproductive health”, and vaccinate children by mandate. They encourage young men and women to enlist in the military and fight wars against "evil-doers" abroad and celebrate them as heroes only to turn around and use specially crafted "mental disorders" as a pretense to prohibiting them from owning guns once they return.

And lest you thinks it's just "the Jews" who promote such evil, it should be noted that Planned Parenthood (an Orwellian name in and of itself) was founded by the Rockefeller clan and is supported by the Ford's and other wealthy "Christian" philanthropists.
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:42 am

THE THINK TANK
By Ariel Natan Pasko

Jewish Self-Hatred Rears Its Ugly Head
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jewish American leftists pandering to Islamo-fascists and BDS anti-Israel thugs; Israeli left-wing politicians coddling radical Arab nationalists sitting in the Israeli Knesset, who deny Jews the right to political self-determination, i.e. the State of Israel; these are just a couple examples of the ugly, hypocritical, and dangerous dark-side of Jewish self-hatred and faithlessness.

http://arielnatanpasko.blogspot.com/



Speaking of hatred:


Last Time Iraq, This Time Iran, Time For Purim
By Ariel Natan Pasko
- 13 Adar 5778 – February 28, 2018


Stop and think for a moment: the first Gulf War in 1991, ended erev – just before – Purim. The second Gulf War in 2003, began motzei – just after – Shushan Purim. Get the picture? In between, “The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor,” (Megilat Esther 8:16). Look what happened to Saddam Hussein and Iraq. Hussein was hanged like Haman, get it! And, Iraq isn’t a threat to Israel anymore.

But, we already knew that wars are for us – i.e., the Jews and Israel. Chazal – our sages – throughout the ages have explained the Torah, telling us that everything that happens in the world is for the benefit of the Jewish People. As it says in the Talmud, “Every war in Israel is a stage in the redemption of Israel,” (Megillah 17b). The Redemption occurs in stages, war after war.

Simply put another way, if all the world is a stage, then the Jews – and especially those in the Land of Israel – are the lead actors on the stage of history, and the goyim – the nations, i.e. the gentiles – have supporting roles, while the evil-doers are props and background scenery. As our tradition states, G-d – the great playwright – created the world for the sake of the Jewish People, and it is our responsibility to implement the Torah – absolute morality and the blueprint of creation – in it.


Read the Purim story in Megilat Esther again, it’s a rags to riches story on a national scale. Haman, the proto-typical anti-Semite, plans mass murder of the Jews and in the end pays with his life, the life of his ten sons – all hanged – and the Jews kill 75, 811 members of the anti-Semitic – i.e. Nazi – party of the time.

This is not so different from the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, when 23 Nazi war criminals were tried. Originally 11 were to have the death penalty imposed if found guilty. Everybody in those days thought that they would be shot – as is customary in military executions – or get the electric chair – as was common in the United States. But when the judges announced the verdict of guilty, they also said that hanging would be the method of execution. Two hours before the execution, they found Hermann Goering dead in his cell. He had committed suicide. Interestingly, it is said about Goering, that he liked to dress up in feminine attire. His cross-dressing and suicide would parallel Haman’s daughter, who also committed suicide. That left only 10 Nazis to execute, just like Haman’s sons.

There is more to this story than meets the eye. In Megilat Esther (9:7-9), when it describes the execution of Haman’s ten sons, their names are listed in a vertical column. If you look at the Hebrew closely, you’ll notice extra-small letters in three of the names. The first name, Parshandata, has a small tav. The seventh name, Parmashta, has a small shin. The tenth name, Vayzata, has a small zayn. Hebrew letters are also used as numbers, as well as for dates in the Jewish calendar. Tav, shin, zayn, which numerically is 707, corresponding to the year 5707, which began with Rosh HaShanah – the Jewish New Year – on September 25, 1946. On October 16, 1946, as foreshadowed in the names of Haman’s ten sons, ten Nazi leaders were hanged as war criminals. And if that doesn’t impress you, out of nowhere, with the rope around his neck, Julius Schtreicher – editor of Der Sturmer, the Nazi propaganda newspaper – shouted out with flaming hatred in his eyes, just as the trap door opened, “Purimfest 1946!” It was reported in the international press of the day.

Another example of the Purim idea, V’Nahafoch-hu/a complete reversal – what they planned for us, coming back on their own heads – in action.
So, in ancient Persia, the proto-Nazi party :wacko: was wiped out, and so too, in modern times, Nazi Germany and Saddam’s Iraq were defanged. Like I said earlier, Rezaie, Soleimani, and the rest of the Iranian leadership, should read the Megilat Esther, before it’s too late for Iran… Happy Purim!

https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/last-time-iraq-this-time-iran-time-for-purim/2018/02/28/



I wonder what G-d – the great playwright – has scripted for March 20-21, 2019.
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:14 pm

Nasi (Hebrew title)
Nasi’ (נָשִׂיא) is a Hebrew title meaning "prince" in Biblical Hebrew, "Prince [of the Sanhedrin]" in Mishnaic Hebrew, or "president" in Modern Hebrew.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi_(Hebrew_title)



On the "lesser brethren/self hating" Jews


The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel Part I - Jack Bernstein
...
Three Faces of Israel
From what I have told you so far, you must have the idea that Israel is a Marxist (socialist/communist) country. This would be correct. But, Israel has three faces: Communism, Fascism and democracy. The Ashkenazi Jews who migrated to Israel from Russia brought with them the ideology of socialism/communism and have put into practice much of that ideology. The Ashkenazi Jews who migrated to Israel from Germany, while sympathetic to communism and support it, tend to favor the practices of Nazi-style fascism. During World War II, in Germany these elite Zionist Ashkenazi Jews worked closely with Hitler’s Gestapo in persecuting the lower class German Jews and delivering them to concentration camps.

Now living in Israel, these elite Zionist Jews, who were well trained in Nazi-style fascism and favor it, have imposed many facets of fascism on Israel. To give the impression that Israel is a democracy, members of the Knesset (Israel Congress) are elected — an odd type of election. This is where Israel’s so-called democracy stops. It doesn’t make any difference which party wins an election, the LIKUD or LABOR, the elite Zionist Jews rule in a dictatorial manner — giving favors to the elite clique and brutally suppressing any dissent.

In the Zionist/communist scheme of world domination, it is Israel’s role to continually stir up trouble in the Middle East. Since wars are a big part of this scheme of aggression, it is only natural that from early childhood on, Israeli youth are trained mentally and physically for war. For instance: Israel has its equivalent of Hitler’s youth group. It is the Gadna; and all high school and junior high students are required to participate — boys and girls. Like Hitler’s youth group, the youth in Israel’s Gadna are dressed in khaki uniforms. They take training and engage in paramilitary exercises.

Concerning Nazism/Fascism, please let me clear a point. Germans are an admirable people — I dare say even great. But in Germany, the general population were victims of the Nazis who through cunning and brutality gained power. In Germany, the average Jews were victims of the Zionist elite who worked hand in hand with the Nazis. Many of those same Zionist Jews who, in Germany, had worked with the Nazis, came to Israel and joined hands with the Zionist/Communist Jews from Poland and Russia. It is the two faces of communism and Nazi-style fascism that rule Israel. Democracy is merely an illusion.

Regarding the tie between the elite Ashkenazi Jew and the Nazis, take a look at the word ‘Ashkenazi’ — look again ‘Ashke-NAZI’.
Interesting isn’t it?

There is a great confusion regarding the relationship of fascism to communism. Fascism is national socialism. Communism is international socialism.
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God’s Chosen People
The American people have been led to believe that Jews are “God’s Chosen People”. This myth was started by a small group of Jews. A few Jewish leaders took excerpts from the Bible and interpreted them as “Chosen People”. But, isn’t it odd that it is not the religious Jews who claim to be “God’s Chosen People”. It is the atheistic non-believing Jews who claim that honor.

Leading the cry, “We are God’s Chosen People” are the Zionist/Marxist (Ashkenazi) Jews who for political purposes chose Judaism and who don’t have a drop of biblical Jewish blood in them.

One Israeli religious Jew said it well, “At one time we Jews were chosen by God to be his messengers. But, long ago we forfeited that right”.

Anyone who has read the Bible with an open mind knows that God gave Jews of that time special favors. But, it was in the form of covenants. In these covenants were conditions — the conditions were that God demanded the Jews obey His Word. Time after time the Jews broke the covenants. They rejected God and turned to adoring mammon. It doesn’t take a biblical scholar to realize that long ago even the real Jews lost the right of being God’s chosen people.

In comparing the degree to which the followers of the 3 major religions practice their beliefs, I make this observation:

Judaism — Few Jews, Sephardic or Ashkenazi, are religious. This is true in America, in Israel and world-wide.

Christianity — The Christians religion has felt the influence of Jewish meddling and infiltration (especially in America) resulting in confusion and bickering between the various Christian denominations. This has led to a ‘luke-warm’ attitude among most Christians toward their religion. There is evidence to prove that Jews, or one of their many fronts, have started many of the Christian denominations and thus dominate doctrine.

Islam — Moslems, who follow the teachings of Islam, are by far the most fervent of the 3 major religions in following their religious beliefs.

The Judeo-Christian ethic we hear so much about in America is a big joke — the result of an intense Zionist propaganda campaign.

I’ll toss in one last thought about the “God’s Chosen People” myth: God said, ‘Beware of those who call themselves Jews and are not, for they lie’. Could it be the Ashkenazi Jews are the people to whom God was referring?


http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=5479



THE JEWS OF IRAQ - Naeim Giladi
Courtesy The Link, Volume 31, Issue 2, April-May 1998

I write this article for the same reason I wrote my book: to tell the American people, and especially American Jews, that Jews from Islamic lands did not emigrate willingly to Israel; that, to force them to leave, Jews killed Jews; and that, to buy time to confiscate ever more Arab lands, Jews on numerous occasions rejected genuine peace initiatives from their Arab neighbors. I write about what the first prime minister of Israel called "cruel Zionism." I write about it because I was part of it.

MY STORY

Of course I thought I knew it all back then. I was young, idealistic, and more than willing to put my life at risk for my convictions. It was 1947 and I wasn't quite 18 when the Iraqi authorities caught me for smuggling young Iraqi Jews like myself out of Iraq, into Iran, and then on to the Promised Land of the soon-to-be established Israel.

I was an Iraqi Jew in the Zionist underground. My Iraqi jailers did everything they could to extract the names of my co-conspirators. Fifty years later, pain still throbs in my right toe-a reminder of the day my captors used pliers to remove my toenails. On another occasion, they hauled me to the flat roof of the prison, stripped me bare on a frigid January day, then threw a bucket of cold water over me. I was left there, chained to the railing, for hours. But I never once considered giving them the information they wanted. I was a true believer.

My preoccupation during what I refer to as my "two years in hell" was with survival and escape. I had no interest then in the broad sweep of Jewish history in Iraq even though my family had been part of it right from the beginning. We were originally Haroons, a large and important family of the "Babylonian Diaspora." My ancestors had settled in Iraq more than 2,600 years ago-600 years before Christianity, and 1,200 years before Islam. I am descended from Jews who built the tomb of Yehezkel, a Jewish prophet of pre-biblical times. My town, where I was born in 1929, is Hillah, not far from the ancient site of Babylon.

http://www.inminds.com/jews-of-iraq.html
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:18 pm

I was going to post the following information on the Sassoon dynasty in the “Psychiatry” thread (https://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=995&start=30#p2412081) and title it:

From the Anglo-Sino “Opium Wars” to America’s “Opioid Crisis”: A Race-Crime Continuum

I’m placing it here because the patriarch, David Sassoon, was a Baghdadi Jew. The term “Iraqi Jew” is a relatively new one seeing as the nation-state of Iraq was founded in 1932 by the UK. Anyhow, much has been written on the deeds of Ashkenazi/Khazar Jews and whatnot. In contrast, westerners know next to nothing about African, Arab, Iranian, Indian and Chinese Jews. In the spirit of staying “fair and balanced” here’s some info on the “real” Jews of the Middle/Far East.


Background: A rich history now stained with blood
Jews settled in Bombay in 18th century and had never known anti-Semitism.

By SHALVA WEIL
November 30, 2008

It is a bitter historical irony that while Jews never suffered anti-Semitism throughout a long sojourn in India, the terrorists in their devastating attack in Mumbai targeted and murdered innocent Jews. The Jews at the Chabad House were not indigenous to Mumbai…In 1832, the Prince of the Exilarch, David Sassoon (1792-1864), fled with a large following from the pogroms of Daud Pasha of Baghdad. Within a few years, the "Baghdadis," as they came to be known, were called the "Jewish Merchants of Arabia, Inhabitants and Residents in Bombay." The Sassoons traded in cotton, yarn, and opium with China, and set up cotton mills and other industries in Bombay. They became the "Rothschilds of the East" and donated huge funds for philanthropic causes…

https://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Background-A-rich-history-now-stained-with-blood


Diagnosis: SELECTIVE AMNESIA

For a more detailed biography and extensive study of the “Prince of the Exilarch” (Nasi of Baghdad) I highly recommend reading the following in its entirety:

The greatest drug kingpin in history was an Orthodox Jew who attributed his business success to his careful observance of Jewish law
Posted on July 11, 2015 by Luke Ford

According to the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia entry on David Sassoon: “his business, which included a monopoly of the opium-trade, extended as far as Yokohama, Nagasaki, and other cities in Japan. Sassoon attributed his great success to the employment of his sons as his agents and to his strict observance of the law of tithe.”

Haaretz Nov. 7, 2012:

In Jewish history books, David Sassoon, an observant Jew, is remembered mostly for his philanthropy, which included the construction of “Baghdadi” synagogues in Bombay (Magen David) and Pune (Ohel David), and also numerous schools and hospitals throughout India and other parts of Asia. David became a naturalized British citizen in 1853, although he continued to live in Pune.

His son Abdullah moved to England [and changed his name to Albert], where he married into the Rothschild family and was elected to Parliament on the Conservative party’s ticket. Another son, Sassoon David Sassoon, was the father of Rachel Sassoon Beer, who became owner and editor of the Sunday Times at the turn of the century, and grandfather of the great poet of World War I, Siegfried Sassoon.



Christian missionaries [Jesuits] allied with the opium traders in China, notes Julia Lovell in her excellent 2015 book, The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China:

The missionaries became natural allies of the smugglers: when they first arrived on the coast of China, they docked among opium traders on the island of Lintin; they interpreted for them in exchange for passages up the coast, distributing tracts while the drug was taken onshore; and in the Chinese Repository, Canton’s leading English-language publication, they shared a forum for spreading their views on the urgent need to open China, by whatever means necessary. By the 1830s, merchants and missionaries alike favoured violence. ‘[W]hen an opponent supports his argument with physical force, [the Chinese] can be crouching, gentle, and even kind’, observed Karl Gützlaff, a stout Pomeranian missionary who would, during the Opium War, lead the British military occupation of parts of eastern China, running armies of Chinese spies and collaborators. The slightest provocation would do. In 1831, traders had written to the government in India, demanding a fleet of warships to avenge the Chinese authorities’ partial demolition of a front garden that the British had illegally requisitioned…

Opium has been an extraordinary shape-shifter in both the countries that would fight a war in its name in the early 1840s. In Britain and China, it began as a foreign drug (Turkish and Indian, respectively) that was first naturalized during the nineteenth century, then – at the end of that same century – sternly repatriated as an alien poison. For most of the century, neither popular nor expert medical opinion could agree on anything concerning opium, beyond the fact that it relieved pain. Was it more or less harmful than alcohol? Did it bestialize its users? Did it make your lungs go black and crawl with opium-addicted maggots? No one could say for sure. ‘The disaster spread everywhere as the poison flowed into the hinterlands . . . Those fallen into this obsession will ever utterly waste themselves’, mourned one late-Qing smoker, Zhang Changjia, before observing a few pages on, ‘Truly, opium is something that the world cannot do without.’ The clichéd image of opium-smoking is of prostration and narcolepsy; to many (including Thomas de Quincey, who walked the London streets by night sustained by laudanum), it was a stimulant. China’s coolie masses would refresh their capacity for backbreaking labour with midday opium breaks. One reverend in the late-nineteenth century observed that such groups ‘literally live on the opium; it is their meat and drink’. Things were little different in the Victorian Fens: ‘A man who is setting about a hard job takes his [opium] pill as a preliminary,’ wrote one mid-century observer, ‘and many never take their beer without dropping a piece of opium into it’. To add to the confusion about opium’s effects, British commanders in China between 1840 and 1842 noticed that Qing soldiers often prepared themselves for battle by stoking themselves up on the drug: some it calmed; others it excited for the fight ahead; others again, it sent to sleep.

Even now, after far more than a century of modern medicine, much remains unknown about opium’s influence on the human constitution. Whether eaten, drunk or smoked, the drug’s basic effects are the same: its magic ingredient is morphine…



Then I found, “Jews, Opium and the Kimono: Story of the Jews in the Far East” by Ezra Yehezkel-Shaked. One description says: “RARE book on the central role the Jewish people played in the Far East countries, such as building Shanghai and Hong Kong, helping creating the Chinese Army, introducing Communism to the Chinese people, arming the Japanese forces in their war against Russia (1904-05), discovering in Bombay and spreading the vaccine against cholera and the plague throughout the Far East…”



According to Wikispooks:
David Sassoon has been memorably and accurately described as “the greatest Drugs Kingpin in the history of the world” [1] but official histories do their level best to obfuscate his dominant involvement in the opium trade which was the major source of his wealth. Sassoon was a pivotal figure in both the trading regime of the British Raj and British Subjugation of China in the first “Opium War” of 1839-41, but in spite of this, he does not have an entry in Encyclopedia Britannica. Similarly the Wikipedia entry has been sanitised over the years to remove all reference to his instigation of the “Opium Wars” [2]; the Jewish encyclopedia devotes two thirds of its entry to his philanthropy [3]

He is justifiably best known for monopolizing the opium trade into China and encouraging its use there. He was born in Baghdad into a family of Nasis, traditional leaders of the Jewish community. His father, Saleh Sassoon, was a wealthy banker and chief treasurer [a "court Jew"] to the pashas, the governors of Baghdad, from 1781 to 1817. However, the Jews came under pressure from the Muslim Turkish rulers of Baghdad. Fleeing with his wife and family and a small part of the family’s wealth, Sassoon arrived in Bombay in 1833...



https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=70956



A "rich" history, indeed!
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:09 am

I dedicate the following to Ariel Natan Pasko.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Purim in recent history, 1994-2016

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Secrets of Judaism Revealed on Purim

Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Purim 2012: Kill the “Anti-Semites”

Thursday, March 01, 2012
Purim war fever propaganda barrage on the horizon

Monday, February 25, 2013
NY legislator Dov Hikind mocks African-Americans

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Purim in Brussels

https://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/search?q=purim



I would like to appeal to all sane Jews, whom don’t share Mr. Pasko’s psychotic anti-Gentile sentiments, to denounce his hate speech on Purim 2019.
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby simonshack on Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:24 am

ICfreely » March 20th, 2019, 2:09 am wrote:I dedicate the following to Ariel Natan Pasko.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Purim in recent history, 1994-2016

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Secrets of Judaism Revealed on Purim

Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Purim 2012: Kill the “Anti-Semites”

Thursday, March 01, 2012
Purim war fever propaganda barrage on the horizon

Monday, February 25, 2013
NY legislator Dov Hikind mocks African-Americans

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Purim in Brussels

https://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/search?q=purim



I would like to appeal to all sane Jews, whom don’t share Mr. Pasko’s psychotic anti-Gentile sentiments, to denounce his hate speech on Purim 2019.


From the page you linked to:
"On Purim 1994: 14th of Adar (February 25), Dr. Baruch Goldstein, an Orthodox Talmudic Israeli from Brooklyn, took a machine gun into the Cave of the Patriarchs in the Palestinian city of Hebron and massacred 40 Palestinians while they prayed (the media have engaged in massacre-denial and reduced the number of those he murdered to 29)."

I suppose it just HAD to be 29 (2+9=11). And, of course, it was "the media" who fiddled with those numbers - sure thing... :rolleyes:
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

Unread postby ICfreely on Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:28 pm

I’m posting the following excerpt from Gilad Atzmon’s article because I think it’s somewhat relevant to this topic.



Why Do Some People Keep Repeating the Same Mistakes?
Gilad Atzmon • March 7, 2019

It is pretty much established that although most people have internalised the lessons of the holocaust, Jewish institutions have somehow failed to do so. They have continued to repeat the same mistakes that brought disasters on the Jews and others throughout their history.

The universal lessons learned from the Holocaust are based on common sense reasoning.

A. Racial hatred is wrong– If X = a social, racial, religious, ethnic or sexual orientation group :huh: [since when did "sexual orientation group" become a race?] then hating X for being X is categorically wrong.

B. Supremacy, exceptionalism and chosenism provide a manual for a colossal disaster.

C. Suppressing dissent is very dangerous and often leads towards tyrannical conditions.

While most Western political institutions and States have acknowledged and integrated these post-WWII imperatives into their core principles, political attitudes and value systems, the Jewish State and most Jewish institutions around the world (both Zionist and ‘anti’) have ignored these imperatives.

Israel’s record of war crimes and its racist attitudes have no precedent. The Jewish state is institutionally brutal, discriminatory and racist towards the indigenous people of the land and towards African immigrants. Jewish institutions around the word reflect the same attitudes. As the mainstream media reports on a regular basis, the Jewish bodies that oppose racism are not necessarily fighting against racism on a universal basis. Instead, they are focused on the sensitivities of one group that happens to be themselves. The Western media frequently portrays Jewish groups whose ‘battle’ against ‘racism’ is a struggle to mute opposition to Israel. Jewish so-called ‘anti’ Zionists institutions and activist groups also seem to have learned nothing from the holocaust, arrogantly adopting a radical form of racial exclusivism. The Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), for instance, openly informs the rest of the Labour Party of its racially exclusive policy:

“We welcome support from ALL members of the Labour Party who agree with our statement of principles. If you are not Jewish you can join us as a solidarity member.” (jewishvoiceforlabour.org.uk)


Simply put, Goyim members of Labour may ‘support’ the ‘Jews only’ group but cannot really join-in as actual membership is open only to Jews.



While contemporary Zionists proudly affiliate themselves with Israel, they are either ignorant of or choose to ignore its Zionist ideological roots. Zionism wasn’t about ‘Jewish self determination,’ as contemporary Zionists insist, it was about redefining who Jews were and are. Contemporary Zionists fail to acknowledge the crude antipathy early Zionists settlers in Palestine had towards their diaspora brethren.

This raises the question of how all of that early Zionist attitude to Jewish past evaporated? Why are contemporary Jewish institutions are so often blind to history? Israeli academics admit that Jewish culture is an ahistorical adventure. Shlomo Sand reveals that in between Josephus Flavius (70 BC) and David Gans (16th century),), Jews didn’t write any significant historical texts. One of the reasons that Jews didn’t leave historical chronicles was because the Rabbinical tradition offered an alternative to historical writing. The Rabbinical tradition together with Judaic religious texts provide Jews with the ‘answers’ to every possible historical development relevant to Jewish life. When ‘anti-Semites’ come along we look at Amalek or Pharaoh. When an ethical universal insight threatens to break the tribe we look to the prophets. When a Jew falls in love with a lass who isn’t a member of the tribe we look at the fate of Samson. When a government is hostile, we re-examine Esther and so on.

In this regard Zionism was a radical development. It allowed Jews to reinvent their history and to emancipate themselves from their culture; from their texts, from the ghetto, from the dark incomprehensible past. It invited the Jews to reinvent themselves. It even advised Jews to take responsibility for their own suffering. Early Zionists blamed failures on themselves instead of throwing mud at the Goyim. Herzl’s message was that – when you give us a piece of land, we will show you that we are people like all other people.

There is little left of the Early Zionist spirit. I may be the last Early Zionist enthusiast. Zionism, as I plan to show in my next book, was crudely hijacked by Jewishness and Judaism. Israel doesn’t call itself the Zionist State, in the eyes of Israelis, Zionism fulfilled its promise in 1948. Israel defines itself as ‘The Jewish State.’ Unlike the Early Zionists who examined the Jewish past with the hope of bringing to life a ‘new’ Jew that marched toward a new Jewish future, Israel has taken a step back. Israel and its supporting lobbies are buying into the traditional Judaic ahistorical narrative.

http://www.unz.com/gatzmon/why-do-some-people-keep-repeating-the-same-mistakes/?highlight=josephus



Having said that, I don’t necessarily agree with the above article in its entirety. This article was posted on the Unz Review. IMO, this site’s purpose is to highlight and “debunk” so called “conspiracy theories” in a roundabout manner. Take for instance the comment left by the site’s founder, Ron Unz, on the following “moon landings” article.


The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media

The Moon Landings: A Giant Hoax for Mankind?
An introduction to the mother of all conspiracy theories
Moon Landing Skeptic • April 1, 2019
...

Ron Unz says:
April 1, 2019 at 3:46 am GMT • 900 Words

Well, I’d never even known that Moon Hoax theories existed until a year or two ago, and my initial impression was that they seemed totally ridiculous. Now after reading this lengthy exposition of the material, my current view is that…they still seem just as totally ridiculous.


http://www.unz.com/article/the-moon-landing-a-giant-hoax-for-mankind/



Seriously? What rock has Ron been living under for the last 50 years?
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Re: The Holocaust Under Review

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Protocols of the Elders of Las Vegas
August 10, 2012Marsha B. Cohen

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is probably the most notorious work of anti-Semitic propaganda ever written. First surfacing publicly in 1905 after several years in private circulation, the work was a fabricated transcript of a secret meeting of rabbis plotting to control the world, as Gary Saul Morson explains. Its initial purpose appears to have been to blame the Jews of Russia for the radical activity that was beginning to shake the foundations of the Tsarist Russian Empire. Translated into English, French, German, Polish, Spanish and Arabic, its unfounded claim that a global Jewish conspiracy seeks to rule the world has shaped and seeped into anti-Semitic propaganda for over a century.

The Protocols of the Elder of Las Vegas, on the other hand, is a 21st century work in progress, and it is no hoax. It’s about a casino magnate with an estimated net worth of just under $25 billion (the seventh richest man in the United States) who decides to devote a small portion of his vast wealth to a neoconservative agenda determined to thwart negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinians; prevent the reelection of an incumbent U.S. president; engineer the destruction of political liberalism; and reshape the political environments of the U.S. and Israel by funding the election of politicians who serve his own corporate and ideological interests. Following is a rough draft of the plot line so far.

Chapter One: The Neoconservative

In April 2007, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson’s newly-established Adelson Family Foundation gives a $4.5 million three year grant to the Shalem Center in Jerusalem to establish the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies to “explore topics ranging from democracy and security, to nationalism, terror and identity.” Heading the Adelson Institute is former Soviet dissident Natan (Anatoly) Sharansky, who, after arriving in Israel, became a nationalist hardliner. Named as Adelson Institute fellows are former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Moshe Ya’alon (currently Israel’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Affairs); Yossi Klein Halevi (a contributing editor of The New Republic since 2008); Martin Kramer, an Middle East Studies professor and Washington Institute (WINEP) Fellow; and historian Michael Oren who became Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. in 2008.

The Adelson Institute’s first project is a June 2007 conference on “Democracy & Security” in Prague. Its agenda is a melange of neoconservative talking points: support for the U.S. war in Iraq; demanding human rights for freedom fighters (as long as they are not Palestinian); celebrating Eastern European resistance to Soviet domination and Communism, which had culminated in the integration of most former Warsaw Pact countries into NATO and the EU; and defending Israel’s right to absolute sovereignty. As Jim Lobe astutely noted at the time, the conference constitutes “a kind of ‘Neo-Conservative International’ designed to rally support for ‘dissidents,’ primarily from the Islamic world, and give them hope that ‘regime change’ in their countries is possible much as it was in the former Soviet bloc almost 20 years ago.

Within this “Middle East as Eastern Europe” neoconservative paradigm, Iran is accorded the role of “evil empire” once reserved for the Soviet Union. Two months later, in August, Sheldon Adelson is among the major donors who establish Freedom’s Watch, an advocacy group whose supporters overlapped with or were closely tied to the Republican Jewish Coalition. Freedom’s Watch immediately launches a 5 week, $15 million media blitz supporting President George W. Bush’s “surge” strategy in Iraq. In October, Freedom’s Watch sponsors a private forum of 20 “experts” on radical Islam and Iran.

Chapter 2: Ready for Prime (Minister) Time Player

In August 2007, after a failed attempt to purchase the Israeli evening newspaper Maariv, Adelson launches an Israeli newspaper of his own, Israel Hayom (Israel Today) with a reported $180 million investment. Israel Hayom soon achieves wide circulation. Not only is it free, it also offers home delivery at no charge. For Adelson, Israel Hayom would be a tool with which to remove Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from office, and replace him with Benjamin Netanyahu.

Olmert resigns as Prime Minister on July 29, 2008 after being accused of corruption during his previous posts as cabinet minister and Jerusalem’s mayor. The charges included taking $150,000 in bribes from a U.S. businessman and defrauding Israeli charities by double-billing them for overseas fundraising trips. Israel Today regales its readers with sensationalist headlines and accounts of Olmert pocketing cash-stuffed envelopes and enjoying a lavish lifestyle in luxury hotels. Olmert insists he is innocent and will ultimately be vindicated.

In a CNN interview this past May, Olmert explains to Christiane Amanpour that he had been the victim of a right-wing conspiracy involving American millionaires determined to thwart his peacemaking efforts and destroy his political career:

“[Trying to make peace] was a killer for me,” he said. “I had to fight against superior powers, including millions and millions of dollars that were transferred from this country by figures in the extreme right-wing who tried to topple me. There is no question about it. I know the names of people who spent millions of dollars who tried to stop me. They wanted to prevent a government led by me from achieving peace.”

In July 2012, Olmert is acquitted of major corruption charges, but found guilty of a lesser charge of breaching the public trust. Olmert calls for an investigation of “right wing American Jews” who had used their money and influence to topple him from power. Former government Minister Haim Ramon tells Israel Radio:

American right-wing Jews who filed countless complaints against Olmert have to be investigated. They saw Olmert as the man who could deliver an agreement with the Palestinians. Consider what Olmert could have done had he remained prime minister for two more years instead of Netanyahu.

Adelson’s intransigence on the Palestinian issue also brings him into conflict with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Adelson has been underwriting the cost of trips to Israel for members of Congress — although only for Republicans sponsored by an AIPAC-affiliate — and contributed toward a luxurious new office building for AIPAC in Washington DC, according to Connie Bruck in the New Yorker. Adelson is infuriated when he discovers that AIPAC is supporting a letter signed by 130 members of the House of Representatives that asks the Bush administration to increase economic aid to the Palestinians, a measure also supported by the Israeli government.

Chapter 3: All the President’s Money?

In 2011, Adelson forges an alliance with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Adelson and his wife contribute $10 million to Gingrich‘s Winning Our Future political action committee. Adelson’s cash enables Gingrich’s campaign to run ads vilifying rival Mitt Romney‘s record at Bain Capital. When Gingrich drops out of the GOP primary race, Adelson begins negotiations with Romney. In June, “a well-placed source in the Adelson camp with direct knowledge of the casino billionaire’s thinking” hints to Forbes‘ Steve Bertoni that Adelson might even be willing to make “limitless” donations to Romney’s campaign in order to prevent Barack Obama’s re-election.

“What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we’ve been experiencing for almost four years,” Adelson tells Bertoni in an interview. The man who amassed more wealth than anyone in the U.S. during the three and a half years Obama has been in office — $21.6 billion, which is about 90% of his current fortune — declares, “I believe that people will come to their senses and not extend the current Administration’s quest to socialize this country.”

Adelson has other items on his agenda besides putting the lid on creeping “socialism” in the U.S. During Romney’s Israel visit, Netanyahu gave Romney a letter signed by the heads of all non-Arab political parties in Israel requesting clemency for Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel while employed by U.S. naval intelligence. Pollard was sentenced to life in prison 27 years ago. All U.S. presidents including Obama have declined to free Pollard, who supporters say has served more time in prison than any other spy in U.S. history. An associate of Adelson’s, identified as a major Republican donor, tells the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake and Dan Ephron that Adelson is putting pressure on Romney to commit to freeing Pollard if he is elected. Romney’s response has been that he’ll have to wait until he is president and has access to top level national security files to make a decision about Pollard. That’s not the sort of answer Adelson likes to hear, so it’s being touted as evidence that Romney is a principled and independent thinker, not Adelson’s yes-man, despite the lure of massive cash infusions. According to Jonathan S. Tobin: “The Romney campaign isn’t shy about making it clear that even the most beneficent contributor to the candidate’s coffers can expect nothing more than a civil hearing.”

“When Adelson was merely rich, he wrote checks for causes that he favored and for politicians whom he supported,” writes Connie Bruck. “Occasionally, he demanded to be heard. But he did not expect to play a significant role in U.S. foreign policy, or in Israel’s strategic decisions, or in the fate of a sitting Israeli Prime Minister. That was before he acquired many billions of dollars.”

Chapter 4: The Tycoon

Sheldon Adelson’s empire of shifting Sands was on the brink of bankruptcy in 2008. Now he is the 14th richest man in the world. ProPublica and Frontline have been co-publishing some in-depth reporting about Adelson’s business methods that may be under investigation, including “Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson” and “New Questions about Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Operations in Macao.” Thomas B. Edsall also provides a detailed discussion of the business aspects behind Adelson’s success and questionable practices by which he may have attained it in the New York Times.

But could his obsession with politics be setting up Adelson for another downfall? Howard Stutz suggests in the Casino City Times that Adelson’s investors have reason to be concerned about the declining profitability and downgraded value of shares in Adelson’s casino empire, while he lavishes his largesse on philanthropy and politicians:

A few days after Las Vegas Sands Corp. disappointed investors with quarterly earnings declines that sent the company’s share price tumbling and had analysts breaking out in a cold sweat, Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson jetted to Israel to watch presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney deliver a speech in Jerusalem. “It was a great speech. Loved it,” Adelson told Bloomberg News.

In Israel, he was treated like a rock star. Adelson, 78, was swarmed by Israeli citizens, Romney donors, and the press as he slowly made his way to his wheelchair after the speech. Back in the U.S., Argus Research downgraded its view of Las Vegas Sands stock. The firm placed a Hold recommendation on the shares, a change from its previous Buy rating. The weaker outlook reflected Argus’ concerns that revenues and profits from Las Vegas Sands’ four Macau casino developments were in trouble. During the quarter, net income from Macau declined 40 percent. Argus said the Chinese economy seems to be slowing.

Analysts openly wonder if Adelson, Las Vegas Sands’ controlling stockholder with 57 percent of the outstanding shares, is being distracted from the casino operations by his bi-continental political endeavors. “With shares falling will Sheldon open his wallet for [Las Vegas Sands] or the GOP?” Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets gaming analyst Steve Wieczynski asked at the top of a critical July 26 research report discussing the company’s quarterly results.

Chapter 5: The Outcome

A New York Times editorial views Adelson as “the perfect illustration of the squalid state of political money, spending sums greater than any political donation in history to advance his personal, ideological and financial agenda, which is wildly at odds with the nation’s needs.”
The Protocols of this Elder of Las Vegas is no conspiratorial fabrication. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the last chapter has yet to be written. Will money ultimately decide the 2012 U.S. election? And if it does, will it be Sheldon Adelson’s?

Update Aug. 12: Peter Hamby of CNN tweeted at 8:15 am today, “Paul Ryan heading to Vegas on Tuesday, will be at Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian resort, per Nevada source.” (h/t Ali Gharib).

Marsha B. Cohen is an analyst specializing in Israeli-Iranian relations and US foreign policy towards Iran and Israel. Her articles have been published by PBS/Frontline's Tehran Bureau. IPS, Alternet, Payvand and Global Dialogue. She earned her PhD in International Relations from Florida International University, and her BA in Political Philosophy from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


August 10, 2012
oriz soltes
This is a very astute summary analysis, but given the last hundred years of history and the precipitous and palpable rise in antisemitism in all kinds of places, including the USA, the title and its implications–in spite of, and yet, paradoxically reinforced by the explanation in the first paragraph is a very unfortunate, even dangerous, choice.


August 12, 2012
nepacific
So the future of the world is to be decided by the personal prejudices of an owner of gambling casinos. How low America has fallen!
The title of the piece was irresistible but unwise.


August 12, 2012
Óscar Palacios
I don’t know why the title scares some people. It’s an excellent piece. I don’t know much about Jews, and I assume that Ms. Cohen is Jewish, because of her name. If she is Jewish, I’m sure she’ll be labeled a “self-hating Jew” for writing this. Being a relative outsider from Mexico City, it’s really creepy how it seems that all criticism to such malpractices involving Israel has to come from Jews, or else you are almost equated to an officer from the SS.


https://lobelog.com/protocols-of-the-elders-of-las-vegas/



I can’t say that I blame Marsha Cohen for her kneejerk dismissal of the Protocols of Zion. I believe the cognitive dissonance that many Jews like Marsha demonstrate is due to the extreme brainwashing they are subjected to from birth. Celebrating “festive” holidays like Purim (the massacre of roughly 75,000 Persians) and Passover (the massacre of countless Egyptians) and constantly being told that everyone intrinsically/ irrationally hates them must be very traumatic. It’s a self fulfilling prophecy of sorts that helps the “learned elders” keep their “lesser brethren” in a constant state of fear – eternally silent, subservient, complicit and enslaved.

Anyhow, I applaud Ms. Cohen for the above article. Baby steps…


Sheldon Adelson Is a Philanthropist Like No Other
Nathan Guttman November 3, 2014

Ranked as the ninth largest donors in America in 2013, Adelson and his Israeli-American wife, Miriam Adelson, split their giving between Jewish and pro-Israel causes, which are funneled mostly through their family foundation, and medical programs funded by the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation.

https://forward.com/news/israel/208220/sheldon-adelson-is-a-philanthropist-like-no-other/



While I’m at it, I think fellow Sin City elder, Steve “Nuke Iran” Wynn, deserves a dishonorable mention.





Why Steve Wynn’s resignation may be #MeToo’s most significant milestone yet
Published Wed, Feb 7 2018
Abigail Hess

In many ways, Wynn is the epitome of power. The Wall Street Journal describes him as “a towering figure in Las Vegas and the wider gambling industry.” He is the builder of the Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Wynn and Encore casinos in Las Vegas. He is close friends with President Donald Trump. And until very recently, he served as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/07/steve-wynns-exit-may-be-metoos-most-significant-milestone-yet.html



Side note: A college friend of mine who has organized charity events in Vegas for many years told me she wasn’t surprised by the allegations against Wynn. Every time his wife showed up at a function with a new outrageously expensive jewelry set all the ladies figured he’d gotten caught “screwing up” again. His predatory “indiscretions” have been common knowledge to people “in the know” for decades.
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