False flag, take two

There is literally zero chance that Iran was involved in any of the six recent attacks in the Gulf of Oman:

The Middle East is on high alert today after two oil tankers were hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman. One of the ships, the MT Front Altair, caught fire after a suspected torpedo attack and Iran says it has sunk – although the ship’s Norwegian owner has denied the claim.

The Altair and the Kokuka Courageous were evacuated after sending distress signals – picked up by the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet – with 44 sailors rescued.

Britain has urged ‘extreme caution’ amid high tensions in the Middle East, just weeks after four tankers were attacked in a mysterious act of sabotage off the UAE coast which Washington believes was the work of Iran…. Iran said its search and rescue teams had picked up the 44 sailors from the two ships and taken them to the port of Jask. Norway has advised its ships to keep out of Iranian waters while Tehran has called the explosions ‘suspicious’.

It is considerably more likely that the US Navy or the Israeli Navy were involved, although the most likely explanation is bombs planted by independent contractors. The weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were fake. The poison gas bombings in Syria were fake. These attacks in the Gulf are fake too.

If Iran decides to attack shipping in the Gulf, there will be dozens of ships sinking, including warships. These little acts of sabotage are obvious false flags conducted by those trying to provoke war between the US and Iran.

UPDATE: It doesn’t appear either Iran or Japan are buying it:

Iran’s foreign minister has labeled the reported attack on two “Japan-related” oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman as “suspicious,” occurring just as Japanese Prime Minister Abe came to Tehran for major talks. Expressing his misgivings on Twitter, Javad Zarif noted that the incidents on the two vessels on Thursday, one of which had been reportedly struck by a torpedo, had occurred as Abe sat down for “extensive and friendly” discussions with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

This may have actually been more of a warning to Japan than an attempt to bang the war drum.

A historical rhyme

It appears Americans will find themselves sympathizing with the Palestinian people sooner rather than later now that Florida and other states are occupied territory:

What is, however, less known is that inside the US, the Neocons and their allies have been a prime force to dismantle the Bill of Rights, especially the First and Second Amendments.

Today, I want to give a simple yet telling example of how this kind of stuff is quietly happening with very little opposition. And for that example, I will use the US state in which I am currently living, Florida.

Check out this stunning sequence of events:

On April 11th the FL House unanimously (114-0) passed a House Bill 741 which would define anti-Semitism as:

  • “A certain perception of the Jewish people, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jewish people.”
  • “Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism directed toward a person, his or her property, or toward Jewish community institutions or religious facilities.”

The bill also provides many examples of “anti-Semitism,” including:

  • Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews, often in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.
  • Accusing Jews as a people or the State of Israel of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
  • Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations.

The bill also provides that examples of anti-Semitism related to Israel include:

  • Applying a double standard to Israel by requiring behavior of Israel that is not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation, or focusing peace or human rights investigations only on Israel.
  • Delegitimizing Israel by denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination and denying Israel the right to exist.

On April 29th Governor DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Jerusalem (not a joke!) to proclaim their support for “the Jewish state” (sic) and declare that DeSantis will be the most pro-Israel governor in “America” (sic). The fact that holding that meeting abroad is a violation of Florida law did not bother anybody (except The Florida First Amendment Foundation which filed a lawsuit against this outrage). Neither did the fact that Israel is the last openly and officially racist state on our planet. Sadly, Florida is hardly an exception, two dozen other states (including Texas) have passed similar laws.

This is pure and unmitigated anti-American evil on display. It clearly demonstrates the way in which the Republican Party has been totally corrupted and is now incapable of defending either American interests or American rights. It is said that while history does not repeat, it does rhyme. And what we are seeing is an astonishing ur-repetition of the way in which the Roman empire offered refuge to poor, desperate Gothic refugees beleaguered by the Huns in 376 AD, only to see those refugees slaughter the emperor and sack Rome within 44 years.

I wonder how many states will support identical laws banning a certain perception of Christians, which may be expressed as hatred toward Christianity? I also note that some of these examples of “anti-semitism” observably contradict some of the other examples provided.

UPDATE: Lest you fail to grasp that this Florida law is a direct Neo-Palestinian attack on the First Amendment rights of Americans:

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of a state law that prohibits government agencies in Texas from doing business with contractors who are boycotting Israel. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman issued an injunction Thursday against the law, saying it threatens to suppress unpopular ideas and manipulates “the public debate through coercion rather than persuasion.” “This the First Amendment does not allow,” he wrote.

A son of his father

A Neo-Palestinian named Natschuster was banned from commenting here recently for lying about history. But even though I knew he was lying, I didn’t quite appreciate the full magnitude of his lies. The ahistorical redefinitions of the words “Palestine” and “Palestinian” is clearly one of the points of  historical propaganda currently being pushed in line with Shapiro’s absurd revisionist redefinition of Western civilization.

Before 1948 the term Palestinian meant Jewish inhabitants of Palestine. For example the Jerusalem post used to be called the Palestine Post. It wasnt until around 1964 the Arabs started calling themselves Palestinians. So the real neo-Palestinians re the Arabs.

That’s not even remotely true. “Palestinian” simply means an inhabitant of the land of Palestine, which is a term that traces back to the nation of Philistia. Consider that prior to 1850, there were only “a handful” of Jews in Palestine and even as late as 1920 the Jewish population was outnumbered by the Christian population.

There are now in the whole of Palestine hardly 700,000 people, a population much less than that of the province of Gallilee alone in the time of Christ. Of these 235,000 live in the larger towns, 465,000 in the smaller towns and villages. Four-fifths of the whole population are Moslems. A small proportion of these are Bedouin Arabs; the remainder, although they speak Arabic and are termed Arabs, are largely of mixed race. Some 77,000 of the population are Christians, in large majority belonging to the Orthodox Church, and speaking Arabic. The minority are members of the Latin or of the Uniate Greek Catholic Church, or—a small number—are Protestants. The Jewish element of the population numbers 76,000. Almost all have entered Palestine during the last 40 years. Prior to 1850 there were in the country only a handful of Jews.
– Interim Report on the Civil Administration of Palestine, 1920

The Palestine Post, by the way, was founded by a Jew who was born in the Ukraine, grew up in Philadelphia, and immigrated to Palestine in 1924. The idea that this immigrant’s choice of a name for his newspaper is to be considered historically and linguistically definitive is obviously ridiculous. But to fully grasp the extent of the anti-historical deceit here, one must take a look at this Google Ngram for the words “Palestine” and “Jew”. Then look at the Ngram for the word “Palestinian” alone.

As a general rule, one is not well-served by taking the average Neo-Palestinian at his word. You may recall a rather significant historical figure once had something to say about their difficult relationship with the truth.

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

I intensely dislike being lied to, and most particularly in a manner that insults both my intelligence and my education. Anyone and everyone who does so will be banned from commenting here. But one thing useful about this is that it reveals the rhetorical effectiveness of the term “Neo-Palestinian”, because it clearly provokes a characteristic reaction from the Fake Americans it identifies.

What’cha doing, Benny?

Is the possibility really that far-fetched?

BuzzFeed has been panned by the American right for reporting that an Indiana man who vandalized a synagogue with swastikas was “radicalized” by none other than conservative Jew Ben Shapiro. The news outlet that published the unprovable Trump ‘pee tape’ dossier, and had Special Counsel Robert Mueller step in to correct the record on its false “bombshell” reporting is at it again. This time, BuzzFeed suggested that a man recently sentenced to three years in prison for vandalizing a synagogue in Carmel, Indiana was radicalized by none other than Ben Shapiro.

The man and his wife daubed Nazi symbols on the synagogue last year, targeting the house of worship because it was “full of ethnic Jews,” according to a Justice Department statement. The pair also attempted to create homemade explosive devices to set the building on fire, but were “spooked” by CCTV cameras.

The Justice Department acknowledged that the man, 21-year-old Nolan Brewer, “openly identified with Nazism and white supremacy,” but BuzzFeed went a little further. According to the outlet, Brewer’s teenage wife would share articles from right-wing news site Breitbart and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro with her husband, as well as more hardcore material from Stormfront, a well-known white supremacist forum. The American right were in hysterics. A prolific conservative pundit and debater, Ben Shapiro is an orthodox Jew, and regularly wears a Kippah in speeches and public appearances. Shapiro is an outspoken defender of Israel, and an extremely unlikely suspect for encouraging violence against Jews.

Extremely unlikely? That is, at the very least, a significant overstatement given the fact that the most virulent “anti-semite” of the last twenty years is “an Israeli-American” convicted of thousands of fake hate crimes.

JERUSALEM — An Israeli-American man was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Israel on Thursday for making about 2,000 hoax bomb threats that forced evacuations of Jewish community centers across the U.S. and planes to make emergency landings. The threats were made by phone and email in 2016 and 2017, and raised concern at the time in the United States that anti-Semitism was on the rise.

Remember, you can’t spell “neocon” without C O N.

Democrats take on the neocons

The Republicans and the Trump administration would be very well-advised to do the same:

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took a swipe at neoconservative Bill Kristol for his “foolish advocacy of the Iraq war,” and questioned whether he had apologized to the country for it yet. Sanders was responding to a tweet Kristol sent that said, “#Never Sanders,” and linked to a New York Times article about the longtime Vermont senator’s opposition to war.

“Have you apologized to the nation for your foolish advocacy of the Iraq war?” Sanders tweeted, adding he makes “no apologies for opposing it.”

Kristol tweeted his ‘never Sanders’ diss after the former Burlington mayor introduced a petition to prevent “military action against Iran without congressional approval,” something that likely upset Kristol, who has been calling for regime change in Iran for over 13 years.

Kristol refused to apologize over his comments, instead calling on Sanders to engage in a “real debate on US foreign policy.”

Neocons like Bill Kristol, Max Boot, and Ben Shapiro are worse – much worse – and more fundamentally radical than even the most left-wing lunatics the Democratic Party has to offer.

The Syrian false flag

Don’t believe any of the new stories about Iranian “attacks” that are now beginning to appear as the neocons continue banging their idiot war drums. All of these purported justifications for military action in the Middle East and the Gulf are fraudulent and they have been for decades. It has now been reported that the “poison gas attacks” supposedly conducted by Syrian government forces were no more real than Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction”.

A huge international news story broke last week, but I doubt you will hear about it anywhere else. It seems very likely that the decision we, France and the USA made in April 2018 to bomb Syria was based on a mistake as big as the fictional weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2003.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international body which examines alleged incidents of the use of poison gas, has just confirmed to me that a devastating leaked document from its Dutch HQ is genuine.

The document, written by one of the OPCW’s most experienced investigators, shows that it is highly unlikely that gas canisters found at the scene of an alleged poison gas attack in Douma, Syria, were actually dropped from helicopters – as has been widely believed and claimed. The claim is crucial to the case for bombing Syria. A copy of the leaked document can be found on my blog on Mail Online.

Yet the OPCW’s official report on the event made no mention of any such doubts. What is going on? The OPCW is a valuable organisation, containing many fine people, with a noble purpose, but has it been placed under pressure, or even hijacked, by political forces which seek a justification for military intervention in Syria?

Given that a decision between war or peace, affecting the whole planet, could one day hang on its judgments, I think the world is entitled to an inquiry into what is happening behind its closed doors.

The treason committed by the FBI isn’t the only treason that has been committed in the last twenty years. There are a whole host of warmongers in Washington DC whose lies are directly responsible for tens of thousands of American dead and wounded. And the inevitable false flags directed at Iran are the one thing that have real potential to derail the 2020 Trumpslide, but only if President Trump is foolish enough to fall for them:

Asked this week if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, Trump said simply: “I hope not.” Aware of the potential backlash from within his party, the president is trying to play down the possibility of hostilities. He held the door open for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and malign activities in the region amid reports that he was pushing back against his more hawkish advisers’ preference for a military solution.

Prominent Trump supporters offered a pointed warning on Friday about the prospect of a new war, which they view as a direct violation of his “America First” pledge.

“It would be a disaster for him and for the country getting into another military engagement in the Middle East,” said Corey Stewart, who led Trump’s 2016 campaign in Virginia. “It does concern me that the president has (national security adviser John) Bolton and a lot of these neocons advising him. That’s clearly not what he ran on and what most Americans want.”

No more war in the Middle East. It is neither America’s concern nor America’s business. If the New Palestinians want war with Iran, then they can go and fight it themselves. It would certainly be entertaining to see Ben Shapiro, Bill Kristol, and Max Boot go up against the Revolutionary Guard.

Not a man of the Right

The American Right is finally beginning to grasp that Ben Shapiro is not, and never was, one of them… and he is not helping them either.

Suffice to say, Ben Shapiro was long overdue for his opportunity to be the one who gets “destroyed” in a debate. And who would’ve guessed that the occasion for his destruction would be in an interview with the septuagenarian Andrew Neil of the BBC?

And here’s the real twist: It was not even Neil who destroyed Shapiro. Rather, Shapiro “destroyed” Shapiro. And that was quite a feat.

From his ridiculous suggestion that Neil—a longtime member of the Conservative Party—is on the Left, to his pompous declaration that he is somehow superior because he is “more popular” than Neil, there is enough in the arrogance he displayed to undo him.

But rather than belabor the question of Shapiro’s childish behavior and what it says about his temper, his inability to debate anyone who’s not a blue-haired college feminist, and his unjustly inflated ego, it would be more useful to to examine what Shapiro revealed about his actual ideas, such as they are.

For even in that brief interchange before Shapiro stormed off in a rage, quite a lot was revealed about his political ideas. These are ripe for more careful examination, and that examination will demonstrate the inconsistencies within his own beliefs. In this case, his arrogance—though difficult to miss—should not overshadow how objectively wrong he is on the substance. Nor should it obscure how—in more ways than the damage that comes from such petulant displays—he is not helping the American Right.

One by one, the charlatans are being exposed. And it’s particularly interesting to observe that this well-deserved dismissal of Ben Shapiro is being delivered by one of the young college Republican men who are supposed to be his primary supporters.

Ben Shapiro humiliates himself on the BBC

Ben Shapiro has mega TANTRUM on the BBC
Ben Shapiro is the famous, fast-talking pundit who regularly ‘owns’ aggressive campus students with his quick wit and rapid repartee. Alas, Shapiro isn’t so ‘crazy smart’ when he comes up against difficult questions from a real interviewer. Yesterday he just couldn’t cope with an interrogation from the BBC’s Andrew Neil. He decided that Neil must be a typical BBC leftist and had an epic tantrum. Oh dear — should have done your research Ben. The idea that Andrew Neil, who just so happens to also be chairman of The Spectator, is some sort of rabid leftist is hilarious to anybody who has a clue about British media. As Cockburn knows, he is often attacked for being too unacceptably un-left for the BBC. He was just doing what interviewers should do: challenging his guest to justify his views.
What a nasty little creature. It’s hilarious to see how badly the Littlest Chickenhawk humiliated himself. And it should be obvious why he wants absolutely no part of debating either Milo or me. He’s never, ever, going to be ready for prime time.

Brother Esau

The Orthosphere delves into the intrinsic falsity of the “Judeo-Christian” meme that is being used to attack everything from American history to Western Civilization and Christianity itself:

The notion that Western civilization rests on a Judeo-Christian basis is very largely an invention of the 1940s, when Jews felt a sudden and unprecedented desire to join the Western club and lock arms with their Christian “brothers.” Although a palpable oxymoron, the phrase prospered in the years that followed, and is now well established as one of the hardier weeds in the unlovely garden of American political cant.

Obviously, there can be no such thing as Judeo-Christian values when Jews specifically reject the highest Christian value, which is Christ.

We might go so far as to call Judeo-Christian values a canard, and say that this canard serves mainly to de-divinize Christ, and thus dissolve Christianity into a purely ethical system. Curiously, the solvent power of this canard is somehow neutralized when it comes to doctrines that are distinctly Jewish. I would add that the canard also serves to reconcile Christians to the fact that they nowadays receive so much of their moral, political and theological instruction from strongly self-identified Jews.  Curiously, the respect that Jews feel for the teaching authority of strongly self-identified Christians remains as low as ever.

What this suggests is that modern Judeo-Christianity is Christianity made acceptable to Jews.  It does not seem to involve reciprocal modifications to Judaism.  Indeed, the basic Judeo-Christian condominium would seem to be that Christians shall say only nice things about Jews, while Jews shall go on gifting Christians with their withering criticism.

Now that Jews and Christians are brothers, we see that the Christians are brother Esau.

There is considerably more there. Read the whole thing. To be blunt, it would be more accurate to describe “Judeo-Christianity” as “Luciferianity”. There is a fundamental difference to being “in the world, but not of it” and “healing the world”. It is literally the most fundamental precept of Christianity to accept that the world is fallen, is ruled by spiritual evil, and cannot be healed.

To insist otherwise is to deny the necessity for the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. Which, of course, is precisely why the Ben Shapiros and Dennis Pragers and San Francisco Chronicle‘s of the world are now attempting to sell this literally Satanic concept to an increasingly clueless and demoralized West.

Which god is that, Jeremy?

Jeremy Boreing of the Daily Wire doubles-down on Ben Shapiro’s defamation.

‏Jeremy Boreing@JeremyDBoreing
Richard Spencer, Vox Day, Owen Benjamin, Rick Wells, Louis Farrakhan, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour, Keith Ellison, today’s New York Times International Edition…

Antisemitism knows no party. It infects the asshole-fringes of left and right.

2. Small-minded bigots and weak little conspiracy theorists afraid of reality need an excuse for their own failures. They construct complex, counter factual histories and theologies to hide their impotence.

3. They believe they have solved a great riddle when, in fact, they are just the proof of that which they deny – that God chose the Jews, and that there is something great and terrible in being chosen by God.

I’d been too busy to get around to the Littlest Chickenhawk’s slander yet, but now that it’s a corporate policy at the Daily Wire, I think I’ll have to bump it up the priority list.

As for whether it is great or terrible to be chosen by God, it really depends upon which god one is talking about. I tend to think it is a terrible thing indeed to be chosen by the god of this world.