This Israel/Palestine thing really brings them out of the woodwork. Let’s start with Salon:
The last piece of business that the Senate got done Friday morning before adjourning for the August recess was passing $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. No problem if you missed that news because you simply assume Congress, even this Congress, will pass whatever the hell Israel wants. You were right. It will!
The vote came on a long night after which the Senate agreed to a temporary patch (as in, no long-term solution) to the Highway Trust Fund. Republicans and a couple of red-state Democrats filibustered Harry Reid’s border supplemental. Mike Enzi, acting on Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s orders, blocked unanimous consent for two-dozen diplomatic appointments because Senate Republicans are still mad over the “nuclear option.” Additional funding to fight wildfires went nowhere. It’s on these and other issues — a lot of appropriations bills — that the Senate has decided it can wait until September to either resolve or leave unresolved. No big rush.
But there was never, ever, any reasonable doubt that the Senate would leave without shoving more money at Israel. Which is what makes this little bit of bipartisan back-patting following Friday’s passage so hilarious.
It’s quite a sign of congressional dysfunction that agreeing to give Israel money now counts as not just a significant accomplishment worthy of boisterous self-congratulation, but “one of our finer moments,” and a sign that maybe the Senate isn’t so broken after all. In terms of sure things, giving Israel money is perhaps only rivaled by getting seniors in swing states their Social Security checks on time. It doesn’t matter which Congress it is, or how dysfunctional things get. If there was another Civil War and a batch of states seceded from the union but Israel still needed its war money, the two sides would call a cease-fire, the seceding states would temporarily rejoin the union, go to Congress to pass the funding, and then resecede and continue fighting.
There are more paragraphs, all along the same line. Nowhere in the article does the author (Jim Newell, formerly of Wonkette) explain why giving money to Israel for a purely-defensive weapon system is a bad thing.
Iron Dome shoots down Hamas missiles. Maybe someday soon it will be used to shoot down Iranian missiles too. During the past month the IDF has used up a lot of anti-missile missiles. This is one of the reasons that the casualty rate has been so one-sided.
So why does Newell oppose the funding? Is he a born-again budget hawk of does he just hate Israel?
Now here’s a Hamas spokesman:
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer confronted a Hamas spokesman on Monday, demanding that he address previous claims he made that Jews killed Christians to use their blood in the baking of matzos.
Osama Hamdan appeared on Blitzer’s “Situation Room” on the cable network on Monday, stating the organization’s positions in regard to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
Several minutes into the interview, Blitzer asked Hamdan to explain some “very disturbing” comments he had made recently to the Al-Quds television station. Blitzer read out MEMRI’s English translation of the comments, which he said had been verified as accurate by CNN:
“We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians in order to mix their blood with their holy matzos. This is not a figment of the imagination or something taken from a film; it is a fact acknowledged by their own books and historical evidence.”
Blitzer then asked Hamdan, “You believe that Jews would kill Christians to mix their blood to bake the holy matzos on Passover? Is that your belief Mr Hamdan?”
Hamdan said that his comments had come in response to a plan by Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin (Likud) for the “complete destruction of Gaza.”
Hamdan claimed that his comments had been misconstrued and that he had also said on the same occasion that Hamas “doesn’t have a problem with the Jews, as Palestinians and Muslims.”
Blitzer insisted that Hamdan answer the question, replaying the clip from Al-Quds televison, translated by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute).
Hamdan said MEMRI had edited the tape to cover the “genocide” being carried out by Israel in Gaza.
“We’re going to leave it there, but I was hoping to get a flat denial from you that you would utter such ridiculous words,” Blitzer said.
It’s cool though, cuz Hamdan says he has Jewish friends.
If you think that was cray-cray, get a load of this from PressTV:
Netanyahu’s genocidal onslaught in Gaza has done more to delegitimize the Zionist entity than the work of all the world’s anti-Zionists put together. Yet the Israeli military cannot stop the Palestinian resistance; from an Israeli standpoint, the hecatomb in Gaza serves no military or strategic purpose.
Is Israel insane?
That is a rhetorical question. The real question is: WHY is Israel lashing out like a nation gone mad?
At least since the first Intifada – and arguably since 1948 – Israel has had a de facto official policy of butchering Palestinian children. (For details, see my recent article “Child-Killing Sociopaths of Israel.”)
But until now they were sane enough to hide it.
Today they are bragging about it. On the very day I wrote my article about Israel’s policy of intentionally mass-murdering children, Israeli sniper David D. Ovadia posted a picture of himself with his sniper rifle on Instagram boasting: “I killed 13 childrens (sic) today and ur next ***ing muslims go to hell bitches.” Rather than prosecuting this war criminal, the Israeli media and authorities are making a half-hearted effort to cover up the crime – just as they did with the more than 600 sniper murders of defenseless children documented by British Medical Journal in 2004.
If Gates is right, the Zionists must be taking desperate measures because they are in a desperate situation. In my recent article “Israel: A cornered rat” I explained why the Israelis are desperate: The are facing a demographic challenge; the Palestinian resistance is getting better at asymmetrical warfare; and global public opinion (especially American public opinion) is gradually, inexorably turning against them.
But I left out what may be the most important factor: The slow, steady progress of the 9/11 truth movement.
Wait . . . what?
The second 9/11 truth breakthrough this week was the success of the High Rise Safety Initiative in New York City, which would force a new investigation of the obvious (but officially denied) controlled demolition of World Trade Center Building 7. Organizers of the initiative finished gathering the 100,000 signatures they need to override a mayoral veto, virtually guaranteeing that the initiative will be voted on by the citizens of New York. Since Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth has acquired WTC-7’s blueprints and found slam-dunk proof of demolition, and since organized crime kingpin Larry Silverstein’s confession to demolishing WTC-7 has become widely known, the new investigation by New York’s Department of Buildings is threatening to rip the lid off the Pandora’s box of 9/11 scandals.
The week’s third 9/11 truth triumph was in the US Congress. The effort to force the declassification of 28 top-secret pages in the Joint Congressional Inquiry got a huge boost when two more Congressmen, Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY) and John Duncan (R-Tenn), joined the campaign – a bipartisan effort spearheaded by Rep. Steve Lynch (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC), and vocally supported by former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL).
A few days ago Sen. Graham once again spoke out, saying: “None of the people leading this investigation think it is credible that 19 people — most who could not speak English and did not have previous experience in the United States — could carry out such a complicated task without external assistance.” Graham added that a “huge breakthrough” is coming for 9/11 truth.
Whose “external assistance” enabled the 9/11 attacks? Rep. Walter Jones, who has read the suppressed pages of the Report, blames “one or more foreign governments.” The two countries on everyone’s lips are Saudi Arabia and Israel.
The Report apparently does not mention a third government whose officials helped perpetrate 9/11: the government of the United States of America, whose Vice President briefly usurped the role of the President of the United States and directed the 9/11 false flag operation from the White House Situation Room.
Well, okay then. This guys sounds really credible!
In 2001 Saudi Arabia allowed the CIA to borrow fifteen Saudi intelligence assets and bring them to the US on “snitch visas” – special visas used to reward Saudi CIA assets with a trip to America. These fifteen young men, some from the Kingdom’s leading families, were shadowed, impersonated, and in some cases apparently replaced by doubles. (The pork-chop-loving “Mohammed Atta” in Florida was a fluent speaker of Hebrew according to his stripper girlfriend Amanda Keller.)
The Israeli Mossad appears to have been responsible for surveilling and setting up the 19 patsies, 15 of them Saudis, who would be blamed for 9/11; reports by journalists Christopher Ketcham and Justin Raimondo, and an investigative report by Carl Cameron of Fox News, revealed that Israel mounted the biggest spy operation ever against the US as it surveilled (or “ran”) the 9/11 hijacker-patsies. Hundreds of 9/11-related Israel spies were arrested; all were quickly released on orders from above.
The Israeli Mossad also set up the controlled demolitions of the Twin Towers and WTC-7. Zionist crime kingpins Larry Silverstein, Lewis Eisenberg and Frank Lowy arranged for the condemned-for-asbestos World Trade Center to be “privatized” two months before 9/11 and doubled the terror insurance; and Mossad agents Paul Kurzberg, Silvan Kurzberg, Israelis Yaron Shmuel, and Omer Gavriel Marmari were arrested on the morning of 9/11 as they were filming and celebrating their agency’s handiwork. Though the 9/11-perp Mossad agents failed polygraph tests, Michael Chertoff, a US-Israeli dual citizen then in charge of the FBI’s Criminal Investigation Division, killed the investigation and ordered the “dancing Israelis” sent back to Israel.
Three Israelis were also arrested in New York on 9/11 with a truck load of explosives in an apparent effort to blow up the George Washington Bridge. Chertoff ordered mobbed-up New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to destroy all records of the arrest, and witnesses have been murdered; but the New York Police audio recording of the arrest escaped destruction and can be heard on YouTube.
This is only a tiny fraction of the evidence implicating Israel in 9/11. For more information, visit the Wikispooks web page entitled “9/11: Israel Did It.”
What can Israel do about the coming revelations of its role in the 9/11 attacks?
The answer is simple: Israel must “flee forward” into an ever-widening spiral of global war; because if peace ever breaks out, America’s post-9/11 wartime State of Emergency will end, secrecy restrictions will be lifted, 9/11 will be investigated and prosecuted, Israel will be exposed, and Zionism and US imperialism will go the way of apartheid South Africa and the Soviet Union.
I’m convinced! Who was that masked man?
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is http://www.truthjihad.com.
He definitely sounds like a Tea Partier to me.
Seriously though, you don’t have to scratch very deep on the surface of these “anti-Zionist” types to uncover a motherload of hardcore
antisemitism Jew hating mixed with whackadoodle conspiracy theories.
Don’t look at me like that. I told you we were going to crazytown.
Imma gonna go make some breakfast.