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Dual Citizens

By: Roger Landry (TLB)

First off and before you throw this in my face … I am NOT Antisemitic nor Anti–Israel, I am Pro-American, and what follows would apply equally to any nation filling the role described in this commentary.

Here are some vital questions that should be asked at the highest levels of this government on down to the living-room of every American citizen.

AIPAC, and other related lobbies are an extremely powerful and influential force, with banking, the Federal Reserve, and the media at their backs. They put continuous and unending pressure on the US Congress and the Executive branch to do their bidding, almost unquestioned.

Anyone who displays, or has has a history of displaying negativity for the actions of Israel, will never be successful at participating in the higher levels of American Government by virtue of the lack of appropriate funding or support. And anyone within this government who is found to respond unfavorably toward them are quickly purged from said ranks by virtue of the same mechanisms.

It would seem that Israeli’s are the only ones allowed to hold duel citizenship in strategic or high ranking US government positions. Questioning this, or even showing concern for this, is considered by them or their agents to be unconscionable, or tantamount to treason.

Well I am not running for office …  and never intend to.  TLB will not cower from asking the tough, valid and necessary questions!

What I would really like to know is …

How a country about the size of New Jersey can exercise such massive influence, power and control over the largest economy and most powerful military force ever to exist?

Why is it that many Americans with dual citizenship with Israel are allowed to serve in high office in this country knowing that their allegiance is NOT in total to this country, but indeed divided between two countries, each having a different personality and strategic mission?

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Here are just a few of many well placed government dual citizens past and present.

Why is this even permitted in the first place?

Is this even Constitutional?

So when they swear an oath to two different countries, where does their true loyalty lie … because the answer CAN’T be both?

Have they ever been asked this question … under oath?

Are they asked this question whenever a conflict of interest between the two nations they have sworn to serve arises … under oath?

Doesn’t their oath require total loyalty to We The People and the Constitution … So how can that be reconciled with loyalty sworn to two separate nations?

If push comes to shove (hostilities) between America and Israel who will they support or favor?

Will their sworn loyalties to Israel embroil us in conflict we don’t need, or isn’t warranted on our behalf?

Will we attack Iran, Syria or any other regional sovereign nation because they threaten us from the other side of the world, or because Israel thinks we should and thus dragging us in by leveraging their many well positioned, influential and loyal citizens in this or any American administration?

Is it not paramount to this nations sovereignty and security to know beyond doubt where the loyalties of those making these decisions resides in ANY scenario with conflicting interests?

Why does every US Presidential or Congressional candidate feel that in order to be elected they need the blessing of Israel’s power elite, and why doesn’t this immediately raise red flags?

Why does AIPAC hold much more sway over Congress Than We The People? (Read that one again)


What the heck is wrong with this whole picture?

Have I denigrated anyone, any religion, any nation … or merely asked pertinent and vital questions pertaining to the sovereignty of America?

Sometimes tough questions have to be asked, and if they are not, We The People will surely suffer the consequences!

Next we need to consider the questions above and their corresponding answers (many we all know instinctively). This forces us to realize that a foreign entity resides firmly entrenched within this government of, by and for the people, exercising influence far beyond what our very founding documents deem acceptable, and far beyond what We The People (the true leaders of this Republic) can exercise.

And my last question …

If any influence is ever exercised in favor of Israel over American interests by any of these agents, and for any reasons …

IS THIS TREASON … ??? … !!!

The Only Answer …

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Image: A shoe belonging to Hala Bassam Madi, 3, lies in the ruins of her home in Rafah, southern Gaza, on 19 November 2014. The girl died in an Israeli air strike on 1 August 2014 that also killed her father Bassam, her mother Eman and her 2-year-old sister Jana. Her 3-year-old cousin Yousef was also killed, and a great-uncle later died of his wounds. Today, many of the ruins of destroyed homes have not been cleared and personal belongings remain scattered in the ruins.

Documenting Israel’s military assault on Gaza last summer, I witnessed what can only be called atrocities: hospitals and morgues, overwhelmed by the constant flow of casualties; nights of terror under widespread and indiscriminate bombing; attacks on hospitals, ambulances and United Nations schools used as shelters; entire neighborhoods destroyed.

Of all the horrifying statistics, one is particularly shocking: 142 families lost three members or more in single Israeli strikes. I started the project #ObliteratedFamilies — now available for download and exhibitioning all over the world — to document such loss. It began as a project about the victims, but soon became also a project about the survivors. How can one cope with loss on this scale?

With the support of the Gaza-based human rights group Al Mezan, I met more than 50 families profoundly affected by Israel’s deadly attacks. I have never been exposed to such pain. Months after the end of the attacks, many Palestinians I met were still traumatized and in deep grief. Many also expressed their doubt of any prospect for justice for the crimes committed against their loved ones.

Some broke down and cried during our interview, others expressed their anger or were still in shock and unable to comprehend what had happened to them.

When I visited the homes of these mourning families, the memory of their lost kin was always present, though in varying ways. In some homes, their photos were displayed atop TV sets or on the walls. Sometimes, the victims’ clothes and belongings were as they left them, months after their death, as if they would soon return. In other homes, family members constantly looked at photos and videos of their loved ones on their mobile phones.

This collection of photographs contributes to the effort to remember Gaza’s victims, and to promote the calls for justice of the survivors.

Anne Paq is a French freelance photographer and member of the photography collectiveActiveStills.

A poster honors the memory of Abbas Helmi Abu Rijeila, 20, seen in the street of Khuzaa, southern Gaza, on 16 November 2014. The business student was killed along with his father and sister in an Israeli missile attack on their home on 27 July 2014. Abbas was killed immediately; his sister Nehad was evacuated on a donkey cart as the ambulance could not reach them. She died a few day later in an Egyptian hospital.

A photo of Afnan Wesam Shuhaibar, 8, in her Gaza City room on 17 November 2014. Afnan was killed together with two of her cousins, aged 8 and 11, when they were feeding the pigeons on the roof on 17 July 2014. Wesam, her father, says that she was an excellent pupil.

A photo stored on a mobile phone shows members of the al-Najjar family in the Bani Suheila, Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on 19 November 2014. Nineteen members of the family, including 10 children, were killed in an Israeli attack on the night of 26 July 2014.

The office of Ibrahim Deeb Kilani in his home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza, on 19 November 2014. Ibrahim, his wife Taghrid and their five young children were killed in a single Israeli air strike on a Gaza City residential tower on 21 July 2014. They had fled their home after Israel dropped leaflets on Beit Lahiya warning residents to evacuate and go to Gaza City. Ibrahim was an architect who had lived in Germany for more 20 years and some of his buildings can be found in Köln. He and his children held German passports. As of November 2014, their home remained untouched with all their belongings inside.


Delo, the nickname of Hadeel Abd al-Kareem Balata, 17, is seen written on the wall of her room which was destroyed during an Israeli strike on 29 July 2014 which killed the girl and 10 other members of the family in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza, 14 September 2014. According to her surviving father, Hadeel was really gifted at school and wanted to be a doctor.


Sharifa Mustafa Baker clings to a shirt belonging to her son, 10-year-old Zakaria Ahed Baker, in her home in al-Shati refugee camp on 19 July 2014. Zakaria was killed along with with three of his cousins by a missile fired by the Israeli navy as they were playing on a Gaza City beach on 16 July 2014. The attack was caught on video as it occurred near the hotels where many foreign journalists were staying. The Israeli military exonerated itself of responsibility for the children’s deaths this June.


A photo of Issam Khalil Ammar, 4, is seen on the television in his parents’ Gaza City apartment, 25 February 2015. Issam was killed with his sister, Eman (9) and brother Ibrahim (13) during an attack on a residential building on 20 July 2014. Eleven persons were killed in the building, including six members from the Hallaq family. The Ammar family still lives in the same building and their flat is full of the photos of the three children who were killed there.

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Mahmoud Ashraf al-Khalili’s Gaza City bedroom, 12 November 2014. The 7-year-old boy survived the 30 July 2014 attack on his family’s home was conscious when he arrived at the hospital. But he fell into a coma and died a few days later. His father Ashraf, his mother Nida and his siblings Dima (4) and Ziyad (4) were killed. His uncle was also killed along with his wife and 4-year-old daughter. The extended family was sitting in front of the home and waiting to be evacuated when the attack occurred. The surviving family members still live in the same home. A factory belonging to the family was destroyed in the fire caused by the strike.


A portrait of Yousef Nasser Hussein Kullab, 15, drawn by one of his friends, is shown on a mobile phone in Rafah, southern Gaza, on 25 March 2015. Yousef was killed along with three members of his family, including two other children, in an Israeli attack on his home on 21 August 2014.


Wafa al-Louh holds a photo of her daughter Eman and her secondary school examination certificate in her home in the central Gaza town of Deir al-Balah on 16 September 2014. Eman was killed in an airstrike on her uncle’s nearby home; she was struck in the head by a block of concrete while she was praying next to her bed. Her uncle Mustafa’s home, 100 meters from her own, was attacked on 20 August 2014. Eight family members were killed.


A letter written by 16-year-old Shireen Abu Madi mourning her father on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan, is glued to a poster commemorating the six members of her family killed in an Israeli attack in al-Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, 17 March 2015. Shireen lost her father and three brothers in the 2 August 2014 attack, as well as a 6-year-old nephew and 2-week-old niece.


Kites made by 13-year-old Muhammad Amjad Abd al-Aziz Uwaida rest on his bed in Rafah, southern Gaza, 17 February 2015. The boy was killed along with his 5-year-old sister Amal on 5 August 2014 when they were on the roof to feed their pigeons. According to their mother, Tahrir, Muhammad was skilled at making things with his own hands and his parents keep the objects that he made, including the kites.

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By David Swanson

Here’s AIPAC’s statement:

“AIPAC Statement on Proposed Iran Nuclear Agreement

“AIPAC has consistently supported diplomatic efforts to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program,�

Except when lobbying for ever greater sanctions that would have blocked the negotiations, and even for a US commitment to jump into any Israeli-Iranian war. Here’s a brief history in the form of activist opposition to AIPAC.

“and we appreciate the commitment and dedication of President Obama and his administration throughout these negotiations. Unfortunately, this proposed agreement fails to halt Iran’s nuclear quest.�

There is no evidence of Iran pursuing a nuclear weapon. Gareth Porter makes this clear in his book Manufactured Crisis.

“Instead, it would facilitate rather than prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and would further entrench and empower the leading state sponsor of terror.�

There is no evidence re the leading state sponsor slur, but let’s not get distracted by it. How do tougher inspections than ever faced by any country FACILITATE anything other than Iran’s ability to refute slander and libel? The inspections worked in Iraq. Inspections work very well. The only reason anything is missing from these inspections is past US resistance to universal standards that would have required the US to face surprise inspections itself, and U.S. abuse of inspections in Iraq to spy on and seek to overthrow the Iraqi government.

“During these negotiations, we outlined criteria for a good deal that Congress itself had set in five critical areas: inspections, possible military dimensions, sanctions, duration, and dismantlement. In each of these areas, the proposed agreement has significant flaws:

“-The proposed deal does not ensure “anytime, anywhere� short-notice inspections;�

After you, sir. Let Israel and/or the United States submit. Make it standard. Make a public commitment not to overthrow the Iranian government. Again. Then tell Iran to submit to this.

“-The proposed deal does not clearly condition sanctions relief on full Iranian cooperation in satisfying International Atomic Energy Agency concerns over the possible military dimensions of Tehran’s program;

“-The proposed deal lifts sanctions as soon as the agreement commences, rather than gradually as Iran demonstrates sustained adherence to the agreement;

“-The proposed deal lifts key restrictions in as few as eight years;�

Some things take more time, but they all begin right away.

“-The proposed deal would disconnect and store centrifuges in an easily reversible manner, but it requires no dismantlement of centrifuges or any Iranian nuclear facility.�

This is a problem in every state with nuclear energy.

“In return for this flawed agreement, Iran will receive over $100 billion in sanctions relief. Tehran will use these funds to fuel its hegemonic ambitions, support the killing of civilians in Syria, fund the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, and spur deadly conflicts throughout the region.�

Prove it. Never mind that Israel is murdering people in Syria on a retail and wholesale basis, and the U.S. the same. These things are illegal. They haven’t proven a sufficient basis to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia or giving them to Israel. They need to be handled but shouldn’t be used to wreck this deal.

“This agreement not only fails to achieve its objectives in the nuclear arena, but it releases Tehran in a matter of years—regardless of Iranian behavior—from ballistic missile sanctions and an arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. This late, unexpected concession will provide additional arms for terrorism and proxy wars, while strengthening Iran’s capabilities against our regional allies.�

If Israel and/or the United States were to propose a WMD-free Middle East and/or impose a region-wide arms embargo, I guarantee you Iran would go for it. In the meantime, the kettle may not listen to the pot.

“This accord threatens the future of the nuclear non-proliferation regime. By leaving Iran on the threshold of a nuclear weapon—despite its history of violating international obligations—other countries in the region will have a dangerous incentive to initiate their own nuclear programs. The resulting nuclear arms race would severely destabilize the region.�

For godsake, Israel is in blatant violation of the NPT except that it’s never even joined it. The US joined it and blatantly violates it. Iran is in compliance, and the inspections regime was intended to accomplish just what this deal accomplishes. Resulting nuclear arms race?! That’s the work of the U.S. and Israel and of all the Gulf dictatorships now building nuclear energy.

“Proponents of the proposed agreement will argue that the only alternative to this agreement is military conflict. In fact, the reverse is true. A bad agreement such as this will invite instability and nuclear proliferation. It will embolden Iran and may encourage regional conflict.

“We strongly believe that the alternative to this bad deal is a better deal. Congress should reject this agreement, and urge the administration to work with our allies to maintain economic pressure on Iran while offering to negotiate a better deal that will truly close off all Iranian paths to a nuclear weapon.

“Congress should insist on a better deal.�

Demanding a deal you’ll never get is how wars have been started through history, including in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, not to mention the demand that Iraq hand over the WMD it didn’t have. We’re not falling for it again, guys.


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Meko Peled

Miko Peled is a leading inspiration and beacon of light in the liberation of a nation from an oppressive Regime, in the heart of the Middle East. We are observing a chapter in world history that surpasses the violence of Apartheid … The Israeli military occupation of Palestine.

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Palestine … Without Zionism

Ariyana 1By TLB Staff Writer: Ariyana Love

Born in Jerusalem in 1961, to a staunch Zionist family who was intricately involved in the founding of the Israeli state, Miko’s grandfather was a prominent leader who co-signed Israel’s “Declaration of Independence.� Miko’s father, General Matti Peled, fought as a young officer in the 1948 war and was a General in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and the Sinai, creating a single, bi-national state, with exclusive rights for Jewish people.

Miko BookIn his book titled, “The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine� Miko shares how he came to the realization that the story he was raised on was a lie.

In 1997, a man desperate to end his own suffering and the suffering of his people, tragically killed Miko’s niece in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem. The gut wrenching reality was embraced by the Peled’s with enlightened courage and propelled him on a journey of self-discovery. A painful transformation was activated. Urged to re-examine the belief’s he was raised on, Miko morphed into a human rights activist for justice and truth, dedicated to exposing the false Israeli narrative, tearing down the separation barrier and transforming the apartheid system into a secular democracy, with equal right for all.

The General’s Son is a memoir, relating the history and development of the idea of Zionism, the state of Israel, the Israeli Palestinian conflict and the role his family played in it.

Miko believes that reducing Palestine to the West Bank and Gaza was the biggest mistake the Israeli state made, because Palestine is the entire country with the suffering of it’s people taking place everywhere.

For Palestinians, the 1948 war was an exodus, with 774,000 Natives expelled from their homes and land and another 15,000 massacred.

The Natives remember it as “Al Nakba,� which is an Arabic word meaning, “The Catastrophe,� or “The Cataclysm.�

Al Nakba

To this day, Al Nakba continues for Palestine, with 67 years of slow, systematic ethnic cleansing and genocide. The Native Palestinians currently live on just 12% of their original land. But the real scandal here is that it’s been funded with our tax dollars! US aid to Israel is the number one source of financial support for the Israeli occupation. AIPAC, the Jewish/Zionist lobby, has been the most influential lobby in America, guiding policies in favor of Israeli “security,� which is really state terrorism and to the complete detriment of America’s security. Another central reason for the continuation of war crimes in Palestine is the fact that 97% of the world media has been systematically bought up by Zionist corporations. So, if you ever wonder who is behind the mass media mind control programming and the dumbing down of the American society in general, there’s the answer. I dare you to prove me wrong.

Tzipora Menache

“You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel…â€? – Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache

Is there any logical reason why a Palestinian child cannot live like a Jewish child

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Palestinian Child Arrested by Undercover Israeli Police at a Peaceful, Unarmed Demonstration in West Bank�

Child torture and arrest are a daily occurrence in Palestine.

Child Rights International Network (CRIN) published in its first 2015 report, that some 700 Palestinian minor children are arrested per year and face “ill-treatment” by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).

Subject to torture, forced confessions, sexual assault, solitary confinement, underage minor children (some as young as 8) are held as political prisoners in Israeli detention centers for months on end and without due process.

When they are charged, it’s for the offense of stone throwing and confessions are forced under torture. About half of these minor children are taken during targeted night raids of their family’s home.

Many of the testimonies by these children revealed that soldiers went into their rooms, “aggressively woke them up, and shackled their hands and feet while they were still in bed.�

It’s shameful, unjustifiable and happens on our watch and our dime!

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Gaza Home Invasion

In the 1967 war, Israel took the rest of Palestine, West Bank and Gaza, crossing Palestine off the map completely, creating a single Jewish state over the entire country.

GeneralMiko’s father, General Peled, was a war hero turned peacemaker, who after the 1967 war saw the need for the Palestinian people to have their own state. As a member of the Israeli High Command, he tried to influence an electoral process to this effect. He brought intelligence reports proving the local leadership was willing and interested. He warned if Israel did not give an autonomous state for the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, then Israel would become an occupation force; there would be resistance and no chance for peace. He said it would affect the moral fiber of the nation and eventually Israel would become a bi-national state. With bulldozers already destroying Palestinian towns and villages Israeli soldiers were forcing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to leave their homes in the West Bank. A massive building project began immediately, just like Israel had done in 1948. Having the largest underground water supply in the region, Israel issued the order that all the water in the West Bank now belonged to Israel. Nothing was done by mistake.

Unfortunately, General Peled could not influence a peaceful resolution. Instead, a bi-national state, with exclusive rights for Jewish people was created and everything General Peled had predicted, came true. After retiring from the army, he spent the rest of his life dedicated to the achievement of Israeli and Palestinian peace. Going against the Israeli narrative, he exposed that the 1967 war was not the result of an “external threat� to Israel, but in fact the war was started by Israel, in order to expand it’s territory.

In his memoir, Miko dispels the myth that being Jewish has anything to do with a nationality. Raised on the Zionist ideal of a Jewish state, Miko understands how hard it is for many Jewish people and Palestinians alike, to let go of the dream of having a state that is exclusively “our own.� He insists that Israel/Palestine is one state.

In his public speeches, Miko dares to say what others still choose to deny, debunking myths that Jews around the world hold onto with blind loyalty. In order to steal the land of Palestine and ethnically cleanse the population already living there, a deceptive narrative had to be created to justify these actions. And the Israeli narrative is a powerful one, appealing directly to gut emotions, using the holocaust card and cries of anti-Semitism to silence inquiry, criticism and discourse. For example, Israeli’s and Zionist Jews around the world, celebrate Al Nakba as Israel’s “Independence Day.� They deny altogether that ethnic cleansing took place. Now, how on Earth could ethnic cleansing be equated with independence? That is a real question.

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Facts on the ground speak for themselves; with multi-billions of US tax dollars invested in Jews only infrastructure, Jewish only highways dissect the landscape and connect to a maze of unlawful settlements. The continued construction of an illegal 3-story high Apartheid wall spans the hillside from a distance of 520 km, cutting deep into the West Bank.

Once completed, the Zionist State would succeed in annexing the Palestinians from 46% of the West Bank! Leaving the Palestinians with just 12% of their remaining lands, which they are currently residing as political prisoners with virtually no rights within the Israeli state system. More than half of the Native population living within the Palestinian territory is an internally displaced refugee. A great injustice has been done to this precious and historic civilization and it must be made right.

Palistinian 1800sBefore the Zionist state was created in 1948, Palestine knew peace. Jews, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously with each other for thousands of years. A holy land, infamously known as a “land for all people.� Palestine enjoyed a thriving, rich economy based on agriculture and trade. Jerusalem was a bustling city in the Middle East, with movies theaters, courthouses and a train station. Palestine also had an internationally licensed airport called, Al Lod. In 1948, the railroad was confiscated for Jews only use and the Al Lod was also confiscated and transformed into Ben Gorion airport. Palestine never had an army, to this very day.

Palastine Airport

Over 100 checkpoints control the daily movement of Palestinian lives and all this has totally destroyed the possibility of a Palestinian state. There is no West Bank, there is no possibility and there never was a possibility for a “two-state solution� because Israel doesn’t want it. In Miko’s words: “there is no scenario in which the state of Israel will allow the creation of a Palestinian state, or recognize Palestinian rights.� Just like the apartheid Regime of S. Africa could not recognize the rights of black people, it’s also impossible for the Israeli society to embrace Palestinian rights. This is why we need to reframe the solution to this struggle in our own minds, purge ourselves of the Israeli state narrative and refresh it with historic reality.

The West Bank and Gaza strip were captured in 1967, leaving 22% of the pre 1948 Palestine. Upon signing the Oslo agreements, the Palestinians agreed to settle for this 22% of land and recognize Israel within the Green Line boarders. This was a historic sacrifice for peace, lead by Yaser Arafat.

However by 1993, there was no more possibility to create a Palestinian state because there was no more West Bank. It was already fully integrated into the Israeli state. Miko says the Oslo Agreement was never about peace. Oslo was an attempt by Israel to bring the Palestinians to surrender. And because the Palestinians would not surrender, there is no peace.

Loss of land

Resistance is an internationally recognized human right according to the 4th Geneva Convention, which states; “A militarily occupied people have a ‘duty’ to defend themselves.� So, why are Palestinians treated with such brute force by the Zionist state? Is it because the Israeli education system mind control brainwashes its Jewish population from an early age, to hate and want to kill Palestinians?

Nurit Peled-Elhanan points out in her book, “Palestine in Israeli School Books,� how Palestinians are marginalized and demonized by Israeli textbooks.

Are Zionist Jews threatened by thousand-year-old olive trees that were tenderly cared for at the hand of generations of farming families of Palestine? Is this why they must uproot thousands of them each year, creating economic hardship for these families? Does their jealousy stem from the fact that every stone, mountain, spring, avenue and landmark in Palestine has a traditional Arabic name? Or, do Israeli’s hate Palestinians because they resist with heroic bravery, acquainted with the reward of sacrifice and imbibed with life’s greater values and wisdom?

Although all these reasons may be true, Palestinians pose the greatest threat to the Zionist state because the Israeli state does not have legal legitimacy to this day. Israel exists on brute force alone and runs from international law and UN Resolution 194, “Right of Return.� The additional 4,766,670 Palestinian refugees living outside of Palestine have an internationally recognized right to return to their homeland. This is the most powerful right the Palestinian people possess. There is also the question of retribution for the outstanding loss and suffering that’s been inflicted on the Native population. If there is to be a sanctuary, Israel must give up the idea of Jewish dominion over all the land and it’s resources.

Check point

Miko asks the simple question to Israeli’s, worldwide Jewry and the international community: “What kind of a state do we really want to see?� An apartheid state with half the population isolated and confined to intolerable Bantustans, ghettos and “military zones,� without access to proper nutrition, medical care, clean water and humiliated, shot at and killed every day?

Or, will Israel/Palestine transform itself into a secular democracy for the 5.9 million Israeli’s and the 6.1 million Palestinians between the river and the sea?

Israeli wall
Jerusalem is now a segregated city, so Israeli’s don’t meet Palestinians. Jerusalem served as Palestine’s capitol for thousands of years. It was confiscated by the Zionist state in the 1967 war and is used today as Israel’s capitol. The Palestinians still inhabiting East Jerusalem are subject to home demolitions, illegal evictions and forced to accept a “third-class, Israeli citizenship.�

The Israeli government just issued 20,000 housing demolition orders for Palestinian residence in E. Jerusalem.

Forced eviction

Israel has recruiting offices all over the world, enticing Jews to immigrate to Palestine. When a Jewish family’s makes an Aliyah, the Zionist state gives them Israeli citizenship. Often times, a 24 hour eviction notice will be given to a Palestinian family in E. Jerusalem, so the newly arrived Jewish family from Brooklyn, NY, or where ever else they are recruited from, can now inhabit a home that belonged to a Palestinian family for generations. The newly arrived Israeli citizen is given 20,000 USD per person initially and then paid about 3800 USD per couple every month and an additional 1000 USD per month, for each child they produce. Again, it’s US tax dollars funding this!

Elder evicted

Being right wing radical Jews, illegal settlers have no qualms taking Palestinian lives and living in illegal settlements within the Palestinian Territory. After all, it is their G-d given right because “the Bible says so.�

Settler violence is rampant and unchecked. Allowed to carry guns and backed by IOF, they continue claiming lands by simply seizing it with brute mob force. They terrorize the local population, raid villages, poison wells, uproot olive trees, kidnap children and run them over in their vehicles. It’s not uncommon to see adult settlers throwing stones at Palestinian children on their way to school. It would be fair if these international settlers were returned to where they came from, when Palestinian Right of Return is finally honored.

Armed settlers

Bethlehem City is just on the other side of the separation wall, 3 km South of Jerusalem. Bethlehem is part of the Palestinian territories, known as Area “A.� The majority of Israeli’s live their entire lives without ever entering the Palestinian territories and psychological warfare is used to keep the Israeli Jews segregated from their neighbors.

Seperation wall

Miko describes an epiphany, when meeting Palestinians for the first time as equals in San Diego. The chapter begins with the line: “My journey into Palestine began in San Diego, I was 39 years old.� He had never before met Palestinians on equal ground, because there is no equal ground within the Israeli state.

Overcoming his fears, Miko describes entering the Palestinian territories for the first time:

“Driving alone into the Palestinian towns in the Galilee or the West Bank in a car with license plates that identified me as Israeli, I imagined a terrorist lurking behind every curve of the winding road following the rolling hills. Heading towards the village of Bil’in for the first time, I silently questioned if I was crazy to trust “these people�? I was afraid but kept on driving until I found the village and was greeted by friends.�

When entering the Palestinian territory’s, including all cities, towns and villages, this is the sign that will greet you. It reads in Hebrew, Arabic and English: “This road leads to Area “A� under the Palestinian Authority. The entrance for Israeli citizens is forbidden, dangerous to your lives and is against the Israeli law.�

Psychological Warfare

Israeli State Government actions go far beyond Apartheid. Israeli law is derived from Talmudic principles, which are the most evil, racist and sadistic teachings ever written. It is the fundamental practice of Zionism. This a complex subject and I won’t go into detail here, as that would require another article in itself. To fully understand the rogue behavior of the Zionist state, one has to invest a little time and research.

Anyone can see the Israeli state gives no credence to our international laws, with the blatant siege on Gaza, bi-annual weapons testing for the US and Israeli arms industry, land grabbing and slow genocide by occupation.

As a horrified audience witnessed Israeli war crimes in Gaza last summer, many more eyes were opened to the frightening policy the Zionist state has been inflicting for decades. 86% of deaths resulting from Israel’s targeted bombing of mostly Palestinian homes in Gaza this summer were civilians, according to the UN. 89 entire families were exterminated right in their own houses! Make no mistake about it this is genocide… on our watch and on our dime. To call it anything else is a lie.

Gaza Baby

I do believe that critical mass in cognitive awareness of Israeli war crimes was achieved after this summer and a historic shift has taken place. Millions of people of all nations around the world have entered this conflict on the side of Palestinian justice and Palestinian justice is playing a transformative role in world history because it challenges centuries of racism, colonialism and neo-capitalism.

Miko Peled delivers a powerful message and an international call for justice to be done. If the ancient land of Palestine is to once again be a united country, Zionism has to go. Are we going to wait until the Palestinian civilization is pushed into the sea? Or, into the Sinai desert before we raise our hands to make a difference?


Miko Peled with photographer & Author Hamde Abu Ramha at a protest in West Bank, 2014

If we support the state of Israel, we are supporting a brutal, racist Regime. Accepting and talking about a “two-state solution� as if it’s a solution means allowing Israel to do anything and everything it wants, as it has been doing for years. Entertaining the “two state solution� also means allowing Israel to continue existing and maintaining a brutal racist state. Considering the illegal plethora of nuclear and hydrogen bombs Israel possesses, which BBC exposed in a documentary and it’s terrifying Samson Option policy, not to mention Israel’s direct involvement in 9/11 and the hijacking of the US Government, I’d say the Zionist state is a viable threat to each and every nation on Earth.

Do we have an option to remove the Zionist state? Yes, absolutely, YES! But for this to happen, there needs to be an anti-Zionist movement. Removing Zionism and establishing democracy will allow Israeli’s and Palestinians to return to a nation of peace. The myths and fears have to be brushed away. We must support organizations that are making a tangible impact on the Israeli state, like Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS), and SDSU Divest.

We must get behind courageous leaders and embrace the higher values of equal rights and justice for all. Involve yourself. Reach out to your community. Join and create anti-Zionist and anti-AIPAC movements. When enough people are involved in a Twitter Storm for example, it has the power to influence our leaders whom are all using Twitter. Use these Tweets to send a message to your Congressmen: #Zionismhastogo #ShutDownAIPAC #StopTheBlankCheck #un194 #RecognizePalestine #res428.

In the famous words of Nelson Mandela: “Our freedom is not complete without the freedom of the Palestinians.�

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By: Marianne Azizi

After weeks of waiting for a decision on whether she will ever see her sons again, Hana Gan, 36, is becoming desperate for her freedom and for her right to have her baby in Canada.

As with other parents in Israel who lose their children with frightening regularity, Hana can visit her children only for two hours in a sterile Contact Centre.

Most Israeli people are fully aware of the interference of the state in their personal affairs. They struggle to make a living and find affordable housing.

Listen to the first video below to hear a shocking recording of Hana’s attempt to gain understanding of why she cannot choose where to live in the world.

The agony of a pregnant adult mother who has been forcibly separated from her own children due to a difference in opinion between her and her own parents seems to have been lost in criticism that this story is politically motivated and aims at tarnishing Israel’s reputation.

Human rights workers, journalists and charitable Israelis are providing help and support for Hana, fully aware that this is happening on an almost daily basis to thousands of parents. Israelis and Palestinians alike have shown support for her.

Hana tried to take her children home to Canada in February on Canadian passports, and has been told the reason her children were taken from her is because she tried to leave Israel. She is not permitted to be with her sons because “someone� made a complaint and the state intervened with no evidence other than an unproven comment.

This is a common occurrence, with sparring families being able to make claims against one another and it causes so much distress. Where is the mediation or inquiry?

What part of this is difficult to understand?

If people in the West want to support Israel, then it is incumbent upon those supporters to know the amount of social injustice and poverty that exists there.

If this is viewed as a platform and opportunity to bash Israel, then it is the wrong attitude. A living, breathing Canadian mother decided after 24 days of moving to Israel that she had made a mistake. Now she is paying dearly for deciding to leave and upsetting her own parents. This is not a reason for such an infringement of freedom of movement and, worse still, to remove her from her own children.

This audio recording shows Hana clearly not being able to understand such a violation of her rights, with little explanation given to her other than it was on the grounds of the word of another.

To politically argue for or against the state of Israel is one thing, but to ignore the plight of a pregnant woman, desperate to return to the only real home she has known is quite another. Hana, like thousands of parents every year, has had her life and her children stolen by the Israeli welfare state.

If an Israeli human rights activist can cry out for help from inside, we owe it to them to expose the reality of such social injustice.

Hana Gan should not have to settle in Israel and find a job to prove she is fit enough to have her children back and leave the country. It seems that the more she declares her intention to leave, the less likely the Israeli authorities will restore her right.

Is this democracy? Who will protect the children of Israel from such a democracy?



Watch this video of 15 Israeli police officers swooping on Hana Gan and taking her children away, filmed by Israeli and Canadian filmmakers.

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by Preston James, Ph.D

Many USG Officials and elected Politicians have been mind-kontrolled into an artificial social reality where it is normal to act in ways which betray America.

But it seems as if the whole USG is in denial about what they are actually doing ans who they are actually serving.Certainly we now know for certain that they are not serving We The People, but are serving their big paymasters the RKM.

How did things ever come to this?

How did things ever evolve to this current state where our US Constitution and Bill of Rights are ignored and discarded, and our US Congress continues to keep passing illegal completely Unconstitutional laws like the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, NDAA and the like?

Why has our Congress and our Administration passed and implemented all the so-called Free Trade Agreements which too are completely illegal and Unconstitutional and have exported almost all of our manufacturing and jobs which is now transforming America into a third world nation with no hope for most young folks?

In this article you will obtain a clear understanding of how America was infiltrated and hijacked by the World’s biggest Organized Crime Syndicate, the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia Banksters (RKM), also known as the “World Moneychangers.�

In this article it will be described how the RKM proceeded to create a false reality for most Americans which has enabled them to manipulate American Soldiers to fight in Israel’s Mideast wars of aggression and serve as cannon-fodder for Israel.


It will also be described how American Soldiers and American police are now being mind-kontrolled to fight their fellow Americans after labeling them as “domestic terrorists.� This of course is a planned result created by the ADL mind-kontrolling and training our police in anti-terror policing which is based on viewing all citizens as domestic terrorists the way Israel views it constant victims, the Palestinians.

With our big city American Police now fully militarized and trained and mind-kontrolled by the ADL, the previus Police motto of “Protect and Serve� has been replaced by the new Israeli IDF motto “Oppress, Tyrannize and Murder.�

It’s really pretty simple.

It’s really very simple, once the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia infiltrated America in 1913 with the illegal, Unconstitutional passage of the Federal Reserve Act, they were able to proceed to use their vast money-power to progressively bribe and gain control over the whole USG and infiltrate almost every USG and social institution in America.


Once they gained control over the whole USG they could use their Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) to easily manipulate Americans to enter into numerous illegal, Unconstitutional, undeclared, unprovoked, unwinnable, perpetual foreign wars for the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (RKM) and Israel, its main action-agent.


American Soldiers have been mind-kontrolled to serve as Israel’s cannon fodder in their Mideast Wars which America had no right to be part of in the first place. All such illegal American aggression has actually constituted been war crimes and crimes against humanity as well as massive fraud against any American Soldier deployed there.


Once American Soldiers awake in mass and realize what the RKM, their own USG and the CMMM has done to them by using them as cannon-fodder for Israel in all these illegal, Unconstitutional wars, there will probably be hell to pay for those responsible that are still alive.

And certainly if military recruiter ever told the truth and gave 100% informed consent based on the facts that American Soldiers were being manipulated and deceived into fighting for the RKM and Israel and  serving as their cannon fodder, almost no one would ever enlist.

American Soldiers have been severely mind-kontrolled by the USG using the CMMM to believe they are serving their country when they are doing anything but. Actually they are serving the RKM and Israel. How twisted, sick and perverted it is for American Soldiers to be lied to and deceived into becoming cannon fodder for Israel in its numerous Mideast wars of acquisition.

See this article for a historical summary of the Khazarian Mafia, its origins and how it acquired power through its mastery and application of ancient Babylonian Money-Magick to create Worldwide private central banking. And how they manufactured and lent an ever expanding elastic Counterfeit Fiat money supply to citizens at pernicious interest. Along the way the Rothschild Family (aka Bauers) rose to the top positions of control in the Khazarian Mafia and have maintained control even to this very day. That is why it is called the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (RKM).

This Babylonian Money-magick is considered the biggest financial fraud in history. Why? Because it involves the sleight of hand and trickery of lending citizens what should be their own money at pernicious interest.

The US Constitution requires America to manufacture its own money and this must be Gold or Silver currency, not phony Fiat banknotes lent to Americans to use at pernicious interest. It is insane for citizens to pay interest to use what it required by law to be their own money but isn’t because a crooked bribed Congress and President passed the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 with no legal quorum.

Here is the simple fact of the matter. America was invaded by the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia in 1913 when this Unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act was illegally passed with no quorum. This Federal Reserve Act has been a fraud top to bottom and constitutes a beachhead for the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia from which to progressively and systematically infiltrate and hijack America.

A fountain of endless cash.

Once the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia established this beachhead inside America with their Federal Reserve System, a true fountain of endless cash, the KM then could proceed to progressively buy up and bribe almost every single Member of Congress, most USG Officials including most Federal Judges and gained so much power they could usually handpick their own presidents.

Once the Rothschild Khazarian Banksters finally completely infiltrated and hijacked the USG, it proceeded to manipulate the passage of numerous completely illegal Unconstitutional laws which provide them a means to transform America into their own private Police State. While they were transforming America into their own private Police State, they had to be careful to do this in small covert steps so as not to trigger a large public reaction.

Induced changes to America by the RKM have been instituted in small steps and kept under the radar of the American Public to avoid exposure and collective action to stop this.

In order to keep this transformation under the radar of most citizens they had to develop and implement numerous ways to keep Americans preoccupied with sports, TV, music, hobbies and fighting over meaningless societal conflicts. The Khazarian Mafia has manipulated Americans to fight in numerous Illegal, Unconstitutional, unprovoked, undeclared, un-winnable, foreign perpetual wars through very crafty means.

2-303x320The most notable of such was the KM’s Gladio-style False-flag attack on America on 9-11-01 in which Israelis planted and detonated nukes in the Twin trade Towers in NYC and launched a Tomahawk cruise missile into the Pentagon while simultaneously detonated pre-planted charges there.

Obviously the RKM has engineered American society to make sure both parents work very hard, often to complete exhaustion and only minimally raise their kids leaving them to be socialized by the state controlled public schools and use the rest of their free time to escape by meaningless TV viewing and entertainment seeking.

The RKM has made sure that sex hormones are diminished by massive endocrine disruptor consumption which is known to ruin and confuse normal biological sex roles helping to destroy marriage and childbearing. And most important the RKM has engineered a frantic pace of life which keeps most Americans hyper-actively pursuing meaningless addictions disguised as socially desirable and required activities. It is this frantic pace of American life and endless addiction to sports, TV, entertainment which keeps folks almost constantly distracted from the sinister political realities that are infecting American society as engineered by the RKM.

Osama Bin Laden did NOT do 9-11-01 or have anything to do with it, Israel did it with the help of the USG.

This very crafty False-Flag attack on 9-11-01 was wrongly blamed on Osama Bin Laden (aka Colonel Tim Osman, CIA Officer) and Afghanis as well as all so-called Mideast Islamic radicals. All this was a complete lie because the Islamics had nothing to do with it. We now have 100% certain smoking gun evidence that Israel and the PNACers, top NeoCons who were Israeli-American “Israeli-first� Dual Citizens did it. We also know for certain that Bibi Netanyahu, the Operative Head of the Khazarian Mafia, ran this operation hands-on.

Of course we know that traitors in the JCS, USAF, NORAD, and the FAA assisted by standing down and withdrawing missile defense and F-16 interceptors and helped run the coverup, using the always willing Controlled major mass media which is an illegal monopoly best described as a News Cartel.

The 9-11-01 attack on America put most Americans in “Blood-shock� which made them suggestible and easily convinced by the CMMM that radical Mideast Islamics did 9-11-01 even though this was one of the biggest lies in histroy.

It was quite easy for the KM to wrongly convince the American public and most of the World that Osama Bin Laden and the “Evil Islamics� did 9-11-01, this was the first installment on more and more Terror against America, and the “Isalamic Enemy� must be fought, defeated and decimated on his own Mideast Turf of otherwise these radical Islamics would bring their terror war to America inside America, to every city and shoot up an blow up numerous shopping centers.

The false-narrative that was advanced by the CMMM for the KM was that radical Islamics hate America for its freedom. This has been one of the biggest lies ever told in history and the sad thing is until only recently, most SAmericans believed it and wanted revenge against Mideast Islamics for something they never did at all.

The real truth is that Islamics never attacked Americans at all until we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan and drew first blood. Who wouldn’t defend their own country from foreign invaders? And that is exactly what Americans are going to have to do if they want to preserve America. That is, Americans must collectively fight the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (RKM) and defeat it at every level if we are to survive. Why? Because the long term Agenda of the RKM is to transform America into GAZA II, the World biggest open-air prison camp, and then proceed to disarm Americans, asset strip them of all property and wealth and then progressively and serially mass-murder them.

Yes, the RKM wants to make American Goyim the New Palestinians. The Palestinians are disarmed the way the RKM wants to disarm all Americans. When the IDF snipes unarmed Palestinians or bombs them it is basically a one-way turkey shoot. One IDF sniper bragged he killed 13 Palestinian children he called “little snakes� by shooting them in the stomach while playing on the beach.

These IDF murders of Palestinian women and children occur frequently, sometimes daily. And if things cool down, the Israeli Mossad activates if Hamas asset to shoot small rockets into the periphery of Israel to justify more attacks against Palestinians and more land theft and genocide. So far the UN and International Criminal Court have been controlled by the RKM and refuse to condemn this Israeli Apartheid and genocide against Palestinians. Pay careful attention to what Israel is doing to Palestinians, because unless stopped the RKM and Israel is planning to do this to all American Goyim.


The RKM has worked very hard to erode the American family and this has resulted in many folks viewing the USG as a benevolent parent figure which couldn’t be further from the real truth. The USG is the bought and owned servant of the RKM. Americans have been mind-kontrolled by the TV and the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) for over 50 years and this has imbued them with a false sense of reality, far from what is actually occurring in American and within the USG. As long as this ilegal News Cartel, the CMMM exists unabated and unexposed, it is difficult for Americans to learn any real truth about how America was infiltrated and hijacked by the RKM.

Thankfully we now have the Worldwide Internet which is actually the New Gutenberg Press and is diffusing truth to more and more Americans every day, despite sophisticated misinformation efforts by the RKM.


It’s really pretty simple. The Rothschild Khazarian Mafia used massive bribery and influence peddling to establish a beachhead inside America in 1913 from which they have proceeded to infiltrate and hijack almost all of the US Government including the US Congress, the Administrations and the Judiciary as well as the Alphabets, Law Enforcement and most top Military leaders.

This massive, incredibly evil parasitical infestation of America by the Rothschild Khazarian mafia must be fully exposed by word of mouth and the Interpreter and must now be stopped cold if America is to survive at all. Otherwise the RKM is going to mass-murder about 90% of all Americans using Homeland Security, an Israeli Secret Police occupation force inside America.




Preston James, Ph.D

Social Psychologist with Doctorate from Major Midwest Big Ten University. Retired after serving the community for over 36 years during which time there were numerous contacts with those associated with Intel and Law Enforcement.


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By: Marianne Azizi

When it comes to the life of a child, it is inconceivable to any normal human being that a court can refuse to give a protection order to prevent the continued torture and abuse of a four-year-old boy.

Yaniv Moyal, a human rights attorney in Israel, has been battling to save this young boy – let’s call him Sam. Sam lives with his mother and her boyfriend. The child has been injured and abused since the age of three. Sam’s father has desperately tried to get his son protection and safety. Despite reports from kindergarten teachers and psychiatric assessments proving the child is in a fully traumatized and fearful state, the court continues to prevent the child from being removed from his mother.

His has appealed through the hierarchy of the court system, up to the Supreme Court, to save Sam. The district court denied his appeal, saying: ‘If you don’t learn not to appeal, you will be fined for the benefit of the state.� Continuing to appeal, the Supreme Court fined him 15,000 shekels (USD 3,804) for his continuing chutzpah, or audacity.

The photographs of the injuries to Sam have been explained as the result of his being a clumsy child. He is described as self-harming, always falling down and a careless kid. It is difficult to image such a young a child putting cigarette burns on his own body. On one occasion, when approached by a kindergarten teacher, Sam cowered and covered his head, crouching down in fear. These are all the symptoms of a child in terror. He has been recorded as saying he is being hurt. It is horrifying to listen to him as he screams and cries for his father continuously in the first minutes of the recording below.

Mothers and fathers fall prey to the corruption of Israel’s social workers, police, family courts and judges, but the real victims are the children. Some are removed from fit parents and farmed out to private institutions who receive 17,000 shekels (USD 4,313) a month for filling rooms.

Paradoxically Sam is kept legally in the most abusive and terrifying circumstances no child should ever have to endure.

After being in the safety of his father, when Sam was being returned to his mother he was in such terror he physically vomited. These pictures are graphic and yet still the Judge refuses to grant a protection order for Sam which would open the way to an investigation of his injuries.

The cruelty of neglect inflicted on Sam is state sanctioned and enforced. Sam’s father has relentlessly fought for his son. Moyal’s life is consumed by this case. He files appeals every single day.

Initially, Moyal won a protection order for Sam. He filed a complaint to the police and sent disks and photographs to the pathologist. The police looked at the photographs, and on those alone concluded there was no investigation required and closed the complaint.

Sam - police report

The social workers also reported that the child was fine as far as they could tell. After nine days the judge rescinded the protection order and added that her reasoning was also based on the requests filed by Moyal, which she considered critical of the court process; therefore, the child would be returned to his mother.

Since then the lawyer has endeavored to have the judge replaced by a less emotionally biased judge installed. All requests have been refused. Meanwhile, Sam has continued to live in a violent and unsafe home.

On another occasion, Sam complained of having a sore anus. His father took him to the emergency room and the doctor’s observation was that Sam must be removed from his environment and seen by a specialist in child abuse as he thought the boy was suffering from severe neglect. Sam’s father presented the hospital letter and photographs to the police. They informed him that a call from a social worker had instructed them to do nothing and, therefore, nothing happened.

Sam - hospital diagnosis

There are other cases where the power of the social workers is so absolute that children have been removed from hospitals minutes before sexual abuse examinations take place.

There are literally thousands of pages of legal documentation, and a few are shown here in Hebrew to verify this ongoing case. Today, a request was placed in the court to allow the mother and her boyfriend to take her son and live in Canada permanently. Despite Moyal’s constant appeals, the child is still with his mother.

The cries you hear of this young Israeli boy can be multiplied by thousands. In a so called democracy these children are growing up under the control of the state. In Israel, the Welfare Ministry and social workers have absolute power over the child. Men and women live in fear of making a single mistake. Where there is money to be made, it is a guarantee that by the time you have finished reading this article today one parent will have committed suicide, one parent will have decided to give up fighting, and one child will be destined to either a life of abuse like Sam or, even worse, destined to live in to private institutions that make profit from each and every tear a child will cry.

What price should Sam pay? Listen to the children and the parents and help Israelis move beyond existence and corruption. They do not have the time to think of politics or war. Sam has one hope. The attorney Yaniv Moyal is a lionhearted man. He lives and breathes the case. He fights as if Sam were his own son. He challenges the courts, the judges and the police. He works around the clock as hundreds of people come to him for help. He works so many pro bono cases he barely makes a living.

Is it anti-Semitic to report what happens to Jewish children living in hell? Is it a cause for celebration for those who are anti-Israel to listen to the screams of this young, innocent boy?

No rational human being can ignore the cries of these children anymore.

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by Tyler Durden

Over the centuries there have been many stories, some based on loose facts, others based on hearsay, conjecture, speculation and outright lies, about groups of people who “control the world.” Some of these are partially accurate, others are wildly hyperbolic, but when it comes to the historic record, nothing comes closer to the stereotypical, secretive group determining the fate of over 7 billion people, than the Bank of International Settlements, which hides in such plain sight, that few have ever paid much attention.

This is their story.

First unofficial meeting of the BIS Board of Directors in Basel, April 1930

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The following is an excerpt from TOWER OF BASEL: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World by Adam LeBor.  Reprinted with permission from PublicAffairs.

The world’s most exclusive club has eighteen members. They gather every other month on a Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in conference room E in a circular tower block whose tinted windows overlook the central Basel railway station. Their discussion lasts for one hour, perhaps an hour and a half. Some of those present bring a colleague with them, but the aides rarely speak during this most confidential of conclaves. The meeting closes, the aides leave, and those remaining retire for dinner in the dining room on the eighteenth floor, rightly confident that the food and the wine will be superb. The meal, which continues until 11 p.m. or midnight, is where the real work is done. The protocol and hospitality, honed for more than eight decades, are faultless. Anything said at the dining table, it is understood, is not to be repeated elsewhere.

Few, if any, of those enjoying their haute cuisine and grand cru wines— some of the best Switzerland can offer—would be recognized by passers-by, but they include a good number of the most powerful people in the world. These men—they are almost all men—are central bankers. They have come to Basel to attend the Economic Consultative Committee (ECC) of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which is the bank for central banks. Its current members [ZH: as of 2013] include Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve; Sir Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England; Mario Draghi, of the European Central Bank; Zhou Xiaochuan of the Bank of China; and the central bank governors of Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Canada, India, and Brazil. Jaime Caruana, a former governor of the Bank of Spain, the BIS’s general manager, joins them.

In early 2013, when this book went to press, King, who is due to step down as governor of the Bank of England in June 2013, chaired the ECC. The ECC, which used to be known as the G-10 governors’ meeting, is the most influential of the BIS’s numerous gatherings, open only to a small, select group of central bankers from advanced economies. The ECC makes recommendations on the membership and organization of the three BIS committees that deal with the global financial system, payments systems, and international markets. The committee also prepares proposals for the Global Economy Meeting and guides its agenda.

That meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning, in room B and lasts for three hours. There King presides over the central bank governors of the thirty countries judged the most important to the global economy. In addition to those who were present at the Sunday evening dinner, Monday’s meeting will include representatives from, for example, Indonesia, Poland, South Africa, Spain, and Turkey. Governors from fifteen smaller countries, such as Hungary, Israel, and New Zealand are allowed to sit in as observers, but do not usually speak. Governors from the third tier of member banks, such as Macedonia and Slovakia, are not allowed to attend. Instead they must forage for scraps of information at coffee and meal breaks.

The governors of all sixty BIS member banks then enjoy a buffet lunch in the eighteenth-floor dining room. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Swiss architectural firm which built the “Bird’s Nest� Stadium for the Beijing Olympics, the dining room has white walls, a black ceiling and spectacular views over three countries: Switzerland, France, and Germany. At 2 p.m. the central bankers and their aides return to room B for the governors’ meeting to discuss matters of interest, until the gathering ends at 5.

King takes a very different approach than his predecessor, Jean-Claude Trichet, the former president of the European Central Bank, in chairing the Global Economy Meeting. Trichet, according to one former central banker, was notably Gallic in his style: a stickler for protocol who called the central bankers to speak in order of importance, starting with the governors of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the Bundesbank, and then progressing down the hierarchy. King, in contrast, adopts a more thematic and egalitarian approach: throwing open the meetings for discussion and inviting contributions from all present.

The governors’ conclaves have played a crucial role in determining the world’s response to the global financial crisis. “The BIS has been a very important meeting point for central bankers during the crisis, and the rationale for its existence has expanded,� said King. “We have had to face challenges that we have never seen before. We had to work out what was going on, what instruments do we use when interest rates are close to zero, how do we communicate policy. We discuss this at home with our staff, but it is very valuable for the governors themselves to get together and talk among themselves.�

Those discussions, say central bankers, must be confidential. “When you are at the top in the number one post, it can be pretty lonely at times. It is helpful to be able to meet other number ones and say, ‘This is my problem, how do you deal with it?’� King continued. “Being able to talk informally and openly about our experiences has been immensely valuable. We are not speaking in a public forum. We can say what we really think and believe, and we can ask questions and benefit from others.�

The BIS management works hard to ensure that the atmosphere is friendly and clubbable throughout the weekend, and it seems they succeed. The bank arranges a fleet of limousines to pick up the governors at Zürich airport and bring them to Basel. Separate breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are organized for the governors of national banks who oversee different types and sizes of national economies, so no one feels excluded. “The central bankers were more at home and relaxed with their fellow central bankers than with their own governments,� recalled Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, who at- tended the Basel weekends. The superb quality of the food and wine made for an easy camaraderie, said Peter Akos Bod, a former governor of the National Bank of Hungary. “The main topics of discussion were the quality of the wine and the stupidity of finance ministers. If you had no knowledge of wine you could not join in the conversation.�

And the conversation is usually stimulating and enjoyable, say central bankers. The contrast between the Federal Open Markets Committee at  the US Federal Reserve, and the Sunday evening G-10 governors’ dinners was notable, recalled Laurence Meyer, who served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 1996 until 2002. The chairman of the Federal Reserve did not always represent the bank at the Basel meetings, so Meyer occasionally attended. The BIS discussions were always lively, focused and thought provoking. “At FMOC meetings, while I was at the Fed, almost all the Committee members read statements which had been prepared in advance. They very rarely referred to statements by other Committee members and there was almost never an exchange between two members or an ongoing discussion about the outlook or policy options. At BIS dinners people actually talk to each other and the discussions are always stimulating and interactive focused on the serious issues facing the global economy.�

All the governors present at the two-day gathering are assured of total confidentiality, discretion, and the highest levels of security. The meetings take place on several floors that are usually used only when the governors are in attendance. The governors are provided with a dedicated office and the necessary support and secretarial staff. The Swiss authorities have no juridisdiction over the BIS premises. Founded by an international treaty, and further protected by the 1987 Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss government, the BIS enjoys similar protections to those granted to the headquarters of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and diplomatic embassies. The Swiss authorities need the permission of the BIS management to enter the bank’s buildings, which are described as “inviolable.�

The BIS has the right to communicate in code and to send and receive correspondence in bags covered by the same protection as embassies, meaning they cannot be opened. The BIS is exempt from Swiss taxes. Its employees do not have to pay income tax on their salaries, which are usually generous, designed to compete with the private sector. The general man- ager’s salary in 2011 was 763,930 Swiss francs, while head of departments were paid 587,640 per annum, plus generous allowances. The bank’s extraordinary legal privileges also extend to its staff and directors. Senior managers enjoy a special status, similar to that of diplomats, while carrying out their duties in Switzerland, which means their bags cannot be searched (unless there is evidence of a blatant criminal act), and their papers are inviolable. The central bank governors traveling to Basel for the bimonthly meetings enjoy the same status while in Switzerland. All bank officials are immune under Swiss law, for life, for all the acts carried out during the discharge of their duties. The bank is a popular place to work and not just because of the salaries. Around six hundred staff come from over fifty countries. The atmosphere is multi-national and cosmopolitan, albeit very Swiss, emphasizing the bank’s hierarchy. Like many of those working for the UN or the IMF, some of the staff of the BIS, especially senior management, are driven by a sense of mission, that they are working for a higher, even celestial purpose and so are immune from normal considerations of accountability and transparency.

The bank’s management has tried to plan for every eventuality so that the Swiss police need never be called. The BIS headquarters has high-tech sprinkler systems with multiple back-ups, in-house medical facilities, and its own bomb shelter in the event of a terrorist attack or armed conflagration. The BIS’s assets are not subject to civil claims under Swiss law and can never be seized.

The BIS strictly guards the bankers’ secrecy. The minutes, agenda, and actual attendance list of the Global Economy Meeting or the ECC are not released in any form. This is because no official minutes are taken, although the bankers sometimes scribble their own notes. Sometimes there will be a brief press conference or bland statement afterwards but never anything detailed. This tradition of privileged confidentiality reaches back to the bank’s foundation.

“The quietness of Basel and its absolutely nonpolitical character provide a perfect setting for those equally quiet and nonpolitical gatherings,� wrote one American official in 1935. “The regularity of the meetings and their al- most unbroken attendance by practically every member of the Board make them such they rarely attract any but the most meager notice in the press.�8 Forty years on, little had changed. Charles Coombs, a former foreign exchange chief of the New York Federal Reserve, attended governors’ meetings from 1960 to 1975. The bankers who were allowed inside the inner sanctum of the governors’ meetings trusted each other absolutely, he recalled in his memoirs. “However much money was involved, no agreements were ever signed nor memoranda of understanding ever initialized. The word of each official was sufficient, and there were never any disappointments.�

What, then, does this matter to the rest of us? Bankers have been gathering confidentially since money was first invented. Central bankers like to view themselves as the high priests of finance, as technocrats overseeing arcane monetary rituals and a financial liturgy understood only by a small, self-selecting elite.

But the governors who meet in Basel every other month are public servants. Their salaries, airplane tickets, hotel bills, and lucrative pensions when they retire are paid out of the public purse. The national reserves held by central banks are public money, the wealth of nations. The central bankers’ discussions at the BIS, the information that they share, the policies that are evaluated, the opinions that are exchanged, and the subsequent decisions that are taken, are profoundly political. Central bankers, whose independence is constitutionally protected, control monetary policy in the developed world. They manage the supply of money to national economies. They set interest rates, thus deciding the value of our savings and investments. They decide whether to focus on austerity or growth. Their decisions shape our lives.

The BIS’s tradition of secrecy reaches back through the decades. During the 1960s, for example, the bank hosted the London Gold Pool. Eight countries pledged to manipulate the gold market to keep the price at around thirty-five dollars per ounce, in line with the provisions of the Bretton Woods Accord that governed the post–World War II international financial system. Although the London Gold Pool no longer exists, its successor is the BIS Markets Committee, which meets every other month on the occasion of the governors’ meetings to discuss trends in the financial markets. Officials from twenty-one central banks attend. The committee releases occasional papers, but its agenda and discussions remain secret.

Nowadays the countries represented at the Global Economy Meetings together account for around four-fifths of global gross domestic product (GDP)— most of the produced wealth of the world—according to the BIS’s own statistics. Central bankers now “seem more powerful than politicians,� wrote The Economist newspaper, “holding the destiny of the global economy in their hands.� How did this happen? The BIS, the world’s most secretive global financial institution, can claim much of the credit. From its first day of existence, the BIS has dedicated itself to furthering the interests of central banks and building the new architecture of transnational finance. In doing so, it has spawned a new class of close-knit global technocrats whose members glide between highly-paid positions at the BIS, the IMF, and central and commercial banks.

The founder of the technocrats’ cabal was Per Jacobssen, the Swedish economist who served as the BIS’s economic adviser from 1931 to 1956. The bland title belied his power and reach. Enormously influential, well connected, and highly regarded by his peers, Jacobssen wrote the first BIS annual reports, which were—and remain—essential reading throughout the world’s treasuries. Jacobssen was an early supporter of European federalism. He argued relentlessly against inflation, excessive government spending, and state intervention in the economy. Jacobssen left the BIS in 1956 to take over the IMF. His legacy still shapes our world. The consequences of his mix of economic liberalism, price obsession, and dismantling of national sovereignty play out nightly in the European news bulletins on our television screens.

The BIS’s defenders deny that the organization is secretive. The bank’s archives are open and researchers may consult most documents that are more than thirty years old. The BIS archivists are indeed cordial, helpful, and professional. The bank’s website includes all its annual reports, which are downloadable, as well as numerous policy papers produced by the bank’s highly regarded research department. The BIS publishes detailed accounts of the securities and derivatives markets, and international banking statistics. But these are largely compilations and analyses of information already in the public domain. The details of the bank’s own core activities, including much of its banking operations for its customers, central banks, and international organizations, remain secret. The Global Economy Meetings and the other crucial financial gatherings that take place at Basel, such as the Markets Committee, remain closed to outsiders. Private individuals may not hold an account at BIS, unless they work for the bank. The bank’s opacity, lack of accountability, and ever-increasing influence raises profound questions— not just about monetary policy but transparency, accountability, and how power is exercised in our democracies.

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WHEN I EXPLAINED to friends and acquaintances that I was writing a book about the Bank for International Settlements, the usual response was a puzzled look, followed by a question: “The bank for what?� My interlocutors were intelligent people, who follow current affairs. Many had some interest in and understanding of the global economy and financial crisis. Yet only a handful had heard of the BIS. This was strange, as the BIS is the most important bank in the world and predates both the IMF and the World Bank. For decades it has stood at the center of a global network of money, power, and covert global influence.

The BIS was founded in 1930. It was ostensibly set up as part of the Young Plan to administer German reparations payments for the First World War. The bank’s key architects were Montagu Norman, who was the governor of the Bank of England, and Hjalmar Schacht, the president of the Reichsbank who described the BIS as “my� bank. The BIS’s founding members were the central banks of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and a consortium of Japanese banks. Shares were also offered to the Federal Reserve, but the United States, suspicious of anything that might infringe on its national sovereignty, refused its allocation. Instead a consortium of commercial banks took up the shares: J. P. Morgan, the First National Bank of New York, and the First National Bank of Chicago.

The real purpose of the BIS was detailed in its statutes: to “promote the cooperation of central banks and to provide additional facilities for international financial operations.� It was the culmination of the central bankers’ decades-old dream, to have their own bank—powerful, independent, and free from interfering politicians and nosy reporters. Most felicitous of all, the BIS was self-financing and would be in perpetuity. Its clients were its own founders and shareholders— the central banks. During the 1930s, the BIS was the central meeting place for a cabal of central bankers, dominated by Norman and Schacht. This group helped rebuild Germany. The New York Times described Schacht, widely acknowledged as the genius behind the resurgent German economy, as “The Iron-Willed Pilot of Nazi Finance.� During the war, the BIS became a de-facto arm of the Reichsbank, accepting looted Nazi gold and carrying out foreign exchange deals for Nazi Germany.

The bank’s alliance with Berlin was known in Washington, DC, and London. But the need for the BIS to keep functioning, to keep the new channels of transnational finance open, was about the only thing all sides agreed on. Basel was the perfect location, as it is perched on the northern edge of Switzerland and sits al- most on the French and German borders. A few miles away, Nazi and Allied soldiers were fighting and dying. None of that mattered at the BIS. Board meetings were suspended, but relations between the BIS staff of the belligerent nations remained cordial, professional, and productive. Nationalities were irrelevant. The overriding loyalty was to international finance. The president, Thomas McKittrick, was an American. Roger Auboin, the general manager, was French. Paul Hechler, the assistant general manager, was a member of the Nazi party and signed his correspondence “Heil Hitler.� Rafaelle Pilotti, the secretary general, was Italian. Per Jacobssen, the bank’s influential economic adviser, was Swedish. His and Pilotti’s deputies were British.

After 1945, five BIS directors, including Hjalmar Schacht, were charged with war crimes. Germany lost the war but won the economic peace, in large part thanks to the BIS. The international stage, contacts, banking networks, and legitimacy the BIS provided, first to the Reichsbank and then to its successor banks, has helped ensure the continuity of immensely powerful financial and economic interests from the Nazi era to the present day.

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FOR THE FIRST forty-seven years of its existence, from 1930 to 1977, the BIS was based in a former hotel, near the Basel central railway station. The bank’s entrance was tucked away by a chocolate shop, and only a small notice confirmed that the narrow doorway opened into the BIS. The bank’s managers believed that those who needed to know where the BIS was would find it, and the rest of the world certainly did not need to know. The inside of the building changed little over the decades, recalled Charles Coombs. The BIS provided the “the spartan accommodations of a former Victorian-style hotel whose single and double bedrooms had been transformed into offices simply by removing the beds and installing desks.�

The bank moved into its current headquarters, at 2, Centralbahnplatz, in 1977. It did not go far and now overlooks the Basel central station. Nowadays the BIS’s main mission, in its own words, is threefold: “to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in these areas, and to act as a bank for central banks.� The BIS also hosts much of the practical and technical infrastructure that the global network of central banks and their commercial counterparts need to function smoothly. It has two linked trading rooms: at the Basel headquarters and Hong Kong regional office. The BIS buys and sells gold and foreign exchange for its clients. It provides asset management and arranges short-term credit to central banks when needed.

The BIS is a unique institution: an international organization, an extremely profitable bank and a research institute founded, and protected, by international treaties. The BIS is accountable to its customers and shareholders—the central banks—but also guides their operations. The main tasks of a central bank, the BIS argues, are to control the flow of credit and the volume of currency in circulation, which will ensure a stable business climate, and to keep exchange rates within manageable bands to ensure the value of a currency and so smooth international trade and capital movements. This is crucial, especially in a globalized economy, where markets react in microseconds and perceptions of economic stability and value are almost as important as reality itself.

The BIS also helps to supervise commercial banks, although it has no legal powers over them. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, based at the BIS, regulates commercial banks’ capital and liquidity requirements. It requires banks to have a minimum capital of eight percent of risk-weighted assets when lending, meaning that if a bank has risk-weighted assets of $100 million it must maintain at least $8 million capital. The committee has no powers of enforcement, but it does have enormous moral authority. “This regulation is so powerful that the eight percent principle has been set into national laws,� said Peter Akos Bod. “It’s like voltage. Voltage has been set at 220. You may decide on ninety-five volts, but it would not work.� In theory, sensible housekeeping and mutual cooperation, overseen by the BIS, will keep the global financial system functioning smoothly. In theory.

The reality is that we have moved beyond recession into a deep structural crisis, one fueled by the banks’ greed and rapacity, which threatens all of our financial security. Just as in the 1930s, parts of Europe face economic collapse. The Bundesbank and the European Central Bank, two of the most powerful members of the BIS, have driven the mania for austerity that has already forced one European country, Greece, to the edge, aided by the venality and corruption of the country’s ruling class. Others may soon follow. The old order is creaking, its political and financial institutions corroding from within. From Oslo to Athens, the far right is resurgent, fed in part by soaring poverty and unemployment. Anger and cynicism are corroding citizens’ faith in democracy and the rule of law. Once again, the value of property and assets is vaporizing before their owners’ eyes. The European currency is threatened with breakdown, while those with money seek safe haven in Swiss francs or gold. The young, the talented, and the mobile are again fleeing their home countries for new lives abroad. The powerful forces of international capital that brought the BIS into being, and which granted the bank its power and influence, are again triumphant.

The BIS sits at the apex of an international financial system that is falling apart at the seams, but its officials argue that it does not have the power to act as an international financial regulator. Yet the BIS cannot escape its responsibility for the Euro-zone crisis. From the first agreements in the late 1940s on multilateral payments to the establishment of the Europe Central Bank in 1998, the BIS has been at the heart of the European integration project, providing technical expertise and the financial mechanisms for currency harmonization. During the 1950s, it managed the European Payments Union, which internationalized the continent’s payment system. The BIS hosted the Governors’ Committee of European Economic Community central bankers, set up in 1964, which coordinated trans-European monetary policy. During the 1970s, the BIS ran the “Snake,� the mechanism by which European currencies were held in exchange rate bands. During the 1980s the BIS hosted the Delors Committee, whose report in 1988 laid out the path to European Monetary Union and the adoption of a single currency. The BIS midwifed the European Monetary Institute (EMI), the precursor of the European Central Bank. The EMI’s president was Alexandre Lamfalussy, one of the world’s most influential economists, known as the “Father of the euro.� Before joining the EMI in 1994, Lamfalussy had worked at the BIS for seventeen years, first as economic adviser, then as the bank’s general manager.

For a staid, secretive organization, the BIS has proved surprisingly nimble. It survived the first global depression, the end of reparations payments and the gold standard (two of its main reasons for existence), the rise of Nazism, the Second World War, the Bretton Woods Accord, the Cold War, the financial crises of the 1980s and 1990s, the birth of the IMF and World Bank, and the end of Communism. As Malcolm Knight, manager from 2003–2008, noted, “It is encouraging to see that—by remaining small, flexible, and free from political interference—the Bank has, throughout its history, succeeded remarkably well in adapting itself to evolving circumstances.�

The bank has made itself a central pillar of the global financial system. As well as the Global Economy Meetings, the BIS hosts four of the most important international committees dealing with global banking: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on the Global Financial System, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, and the Irving Fisher Committee, which deals with central banking statistics. The bank also hosts three independent organizations: two groups dealing with insurance and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). The FSB, which coordinates national financial authorities and regulatory policies, is already being spoken of as the fourth pillar of the global financial system, after the BIS, the IMF and the commercial banks.

The BIS is now the world’s thirtieth-largest holder of gold reserves, with 119 metric tons—more than Qatar, Brazil, or Canada. Membership of the BIS remains a privilege rather than a right. The board of directors is responsible for admitting central banks judged to “make a substantial contribution to international monetary cooperation and to the Bank’s activities.� China, India, Russia, and Saudi Arabia joined only in 1996. The bank has opened offices in Mexico City and Hong Kong but remains very Eurocentric. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Slovakia (total population 16.2 million) have been admitted, while Pakistan (population 169 million) has not. Nor has Kazakhstan, which is a powerhouse of Central Asia. In Africa only Algeria and South Africa are members—Nigeria, which has the continent’s second-largest economy, has not been admitted. (The BIS’s defenders say that it demands high governance standards from new members and when the national banks of countries such as Nigeria and Pakistan reach those standards, they will be considered for membership.)

Considering the BIS’s pivotal role in the transnational economy, its low profile is remarkable. Back in 1930 a New York Times reporter noted that the culture of secrecy at the BIS was so strong that he was not permitted to look inside the boardroom, even after the directors had left. Little has changed. Journalists are not allowed inside the headquarters while the Global Economy Meeting is underway. BIS officials speak rarely on the record, and reluctantly, to members of the press. The strategy seems to work. The Occupy Wall Street movement, the anti-globalizers, the social network protesters have ignored the BIS. Centralbahnplatz 2, Basel, is quiet and tranquil. There are no demonstrators gathered outside the BIS’s headquarters, no protestors camped out in the nearby park, no lively reception committees for the world’s central bankers.

As the world’s economy lurches from crisis to crisis, financial institutions are scrutinized as never before. Legions of reporters, bloggers, and investigative journalists scour the banks’ every move. Yet somehow, apart from brief mentions on the financial pages, the BIS has largely managed to avoid critical scrutiny. Until now.

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by Preston James, Ph.D

Instead of informing the public of important news and serving Americans, the Controlled Major Mass Media is an illegal News Cartel that dispenses Big Government Lies, false-narratives, and propaganda to Psyop the American People and lockout any real truth.

We now know for certain that Major News that is dispensed to mainstream America is not only false, but it is comprised of Big Government Lies, false-narratives, and notably false USG propaganda.

And we also know for certain that the Major Mass Media in America is completely controlled by six men who are subservient to the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (KM) and are known to be their Cutouts.

These six News Controllers manipulate much of their biased reporting and news to serve as sophisticated Psyops used to manipulate the American People into illegal, Unconstitutional, unprovoked, undeclared un-winnable, perpetual foreign wars of acquisition for Israel and the Khazarian Mafia (KM).

The result of this misuse of this Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) run by six Khazarian Mafia (KM) Cutouts is that this CMMM has become an illegal monopoly, an actual illegal News Cartel that must be broken up under existing anti-trust laws.

Yes, we now know for certain that the Controlled Major Mass media has created a complete lockout of the Truth about any story they report in their evening News Reports which is best considered an ongoing criminal Psyops against the American People as well as espionage against America by those who own, control and run the CMMM on behalf of the Khazarian Mafia.

The Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) serves as an Israeli espionage front inside America.

6corps-320x3163Not only has this illegal News Cartel, the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM), been leading America into these wars for Israel which are directly against the interests of the avergae American, but it has also been dispensing false stories to provide cover for the growing corruption that has infiltrated every American Institution.

This corruption in America made possible by a dirty, foreign-controlled American news Monopoly which serves Israel and the Khazarian Mafia (KM) which is based in the City of London Financial District, a separate nation with its own diplomatic corps.

The Khazarian Mafia (KM) has gained such deep control of the US Government that we now have a corrupt illegal Federal Tax System and a Congress which is almost completely controlled by Khazarian Mafia (KM) money power dispensed through AIPAC and other Israeli espionage fronts.

An elastic, unlimited ability to create money from nothing and charge dumbed-down Americans pernicious usury for using what should be their own money, has provided nearly unlimited power for the Khazarian Mafia (KM).

How did the Khazarian Mafia (KM) ever obtain this degree of control over the US Congress, the US Judiciary and most USG officials including most presidents since John F. Kennedy? It was actually quite easy once the Khazarian Mafia (KM) was able to establish a beachhead inside America in 1913 after bribing Members of Congress to pass the federal Reserve Act on Christmas Eve in 1913 with no quorum present.

Seriously now, do you think the US Congress can now be trusted to put American interests first over their paymasters Israel and the Rothchild Khazarian Mafia (KM)? Obviously Congress has transformed America virtually into an Israel territory. And if you consider the Samson Option nuclear blackmail that was used against the US Administration to gain Homeland Security, an Israeli Secret Police Occupation force inside America.

We know now for certain that DHS was set up and in run by Dual Citizen Traitors who want to use it to transform America into GAZA II, the World’s largest open air prison camp and then to oppress, tyrannize, disarm and mass-murder 90% of all Americans or more.

And once the Khazarian Mafia (KM) had their Federal Reserve System in place, they could print Fiat debt-notes disguised as real money and then get US laws passed to require their acceptance as legal tender. This made it possible to manufacture and endless, elastic supply of money with which could be used to bribe, buy and control almost every single member of the US Congress.

Once the KM gained control over the US Congress it was quite easy to manipulate America into foreign wars for Israel and the KM.

3d230d44-320x285Once the Khazarian Mafia (KM) gained control of Congress and most of the USG it proceeded to manipulate America into numerous illegal, Unconstitutional, unprovoked, undeclared, un-winnable, perpetual wars for Israel, the Khazarian Mafia and their associated large international defense corporations.

These wars were used as an excuse to take more and more power and taxes from the American People and to borrow more and more phony Fiat money from the Federal Reserve System (FRS), generating greater and greater American debt and illegal interest payments to the FRS owners for using what should be our own money not the KM’s money.

Wars are used to centralize and increase power in any large nation and have been used by the KM and it’s servant the Israeli espionage fronts in America to gain increasing levels of control over America.

nuclear_power_10-320x255We now know for certain the Israel attacked America on 9-11-01 with Nukes stolen out the backdoor at Pantex in Amarillo, Texas. Israel is a nuclear terror state and has used nukes numerous times before this around the World notably in the Khobar Towers attacks, the Bali Bombing, and at the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, as well as a in recent bombing of a large ammo dump outside of Damascus, Syria.

You cannot get the truth about 9-11-01 from the CMMM, but you can get it at Veterans Today.

Because the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) has been used to cover up Israel’s attack on America with Nukes on 9-11-01, the only source of information for this vital information has been by word of mouth by US Intel Officers who have now been instructed to tell their associates and families and the Worldwide Internet via articles published on Veterans Today.

Because Israel attacked America with nukes on 9-11-01, technically America is now in a State of War with Israel, whether or not the American masses realize it or not.

The battle lines are no clearly defined, with the new US High Military Command and Military lined up against a criminally compromised Congress and Judiciary as well as numerous highly compromised American Intel officials, especially most of the CIA and the FBI which have been deeply infiltrated by the Bush Crime Cabal, another action agents of the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (KM).


Yes, America has now been drawn into a state of war with israel because of Israel’s nuclear attack on America on 9-11-01. And the CMMM refuses to report the truth and continually covers up for Israel the Perps. And the US Congress and most of the USG are deeply compromised by KM payoff, bribes and perks distributed by Israeli espionage fronts like AIPAC and KM money moguls like Sheldon Adelson.

Because of all this massive bribery the US Military High Command and Military Intel is directly faced off against the CMMM disinformation machine and Congress. And we now know for certain that most members of Congress are now being led by certain extremely dirtied up pedophile leaders of Congress, some of whom even sacrifice little children in very strange Satanic Rituals and who take direct orders from Bibi Netanyahu who is the recognized operational leader of the Khazarian Mafia (KM).

The American Military is now fighting a secret Civil War against Israel and the KM and those American traitors who are owned and controlled by Israel and the KM.

Thus the American Military is now fighting a secret American Civil War not only inside America but in Iraq as well against ISIL/ISIS/Daish which have been set up by Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Bush Crime Cabal faction of the CIA, and other Mideast nations whose leadership secretly is under the control of Israel and the KM. What has resulted is an assorted but very strange consortium of defense contractor sponsored mercenaries who are sheep-dipped to appear as Islamic radicals and crazies.

ISIL/ISIS/Daish and other related Israeli mercenary terror operations are part of a big Israeli Psyops.

This is a big Psyop designed to spook America into supporting a war against Syria and Iran based on the false-narrative that these nations are the source of all Islamic Terror when Israel actually is the source of all World Terror working on behalf of the the World’s largest Organized Crime Cabal, the Khazarian Mafia.

But is also an Israeli covert operation designed to destabilize the Middle East and prevent any nation there from being successful which is a secret internal policy of Israel and the KM. And it is also designed to bring America back into another large war in the Mideast for Israel in order to manipulate America into invading and destroying Syria and Iran on Israel’s behalf.

So as you can imagine, this secret American Civil War which is being fought covertly inside America as well as in the Mideast is a very difficult struggle and made so by the Khazarian Mafia’s control over America by its use of its Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM).

Actually, what needs to take place is for the US Provost Marshals Office to be directed to arrest the six KM Kingpins that are running the CMMM espionage/Psyops machine.

Once the CMMM espionage is immediately eliminated, the truth can be broadcast to the American Masses and new much smaller independent Newspapers and real, not phony, not pre-fixed, not manipulated, not Psyops, but actual News Media can emerge and replace this illegal CMMM espionage front for Israel and the Khazarian Mafia (KM), the World’s largest Organized Crime Syndicate.

And then we need these Provost Marshals to proceed to arrest the Members of Congress who have been bribed and who communicate regularly with Bibi Netanyahu and accept his orders to betray America and the US Constitution, followed by an appropriate trial for their espionage against America.

Preston James, Ph.D

Social Psychologist with Doctorate from Major Midwest Big Ten University. Retired after serving the community for over 36 years during which time there were numerous contacts with those associated with Intel and Law Enforcement.


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Some uninformed defenders of the Holocaust tale declare that if the Jews hadn’t been forced or taken against their will from their homes and lifestyles, none of this would have never happened even if it were just the unfortunate death of hundreds of thousands by starvation and typhus. Very few understand that there were TWO entities that wanted the German, later European Jews, to emigrate out of Germany and Europe…the German Nazis and the Zionists. The World Zionist Organization and the American Jewish Council were adamant that Jews emigrate nowhere else than Palestine. The Germans had tried to arrange emigration to Madagascar and Uganda but those possibilities were closed by Jewish organizations. What remained is a working relationship with the Zionist organizations Irgun and Haganah to facilitate emigration to Palestine. The British made this difficult.









Edwin Black, of Jewish heritage, an erudite scholar wrote The Transfer Agreement: The Untold Story of the Secret Pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine, published in 1984. Dr. Sybil Milton of the Simon Wiesenthal Center calls it,

a spellbinding, exciting book. This subject has not been previously explored. It adds a significant new dimension to our understanding of this critical era.”

Yoav Gelber of the Yad Vashem Israel Holocaust Museum states,

Edwin Black’s research is striking in its dimension and scope. The vast uncovering of source material and its extensive use are almost overwhelming. He penetrates deep into the political and economic processes of inter-Jewish relations and into gentile attitudes involving the rescue of Jews from Nazi rule for the benefit of the Zionist enterprise of Eretz Yisrael.

Black focuses primarily on the effects of the Zionist elements among world Jewry which had declared war on Germany by means of a boycott on all German goods.

Although propagandists attempt to dismiss this amazing event as just a newspaper headline, it lead to high level negotiations between the German government and Zionists. Since Jews controlled much of the world’s shipping, they could effectively block German commerce. The terms of the Transfer Agreement were that the boycott would end in return to the transfer of German Jews to the Palestine.

The German Chancellor, Heinrich Bruning, had responded to the boycott by establishing currency restrictions that prevented ANYONE, German or foreigner, Christian or Jew, from transferring their wealth out of the country without permission. The restriction was NOT aimed at Jews OR Christians, but at speculators and hoarders.

At the same time, the British, who controlled the Palestine under a League of Nations mandate following WW I, limited Jewish entry into Palestine only to those in possession of at least a thousand pounds (equal to about $5000 today).

The Transfer Agreement began to degenerate into a personal feud along tactical lines. The Mapai or Labor Zionists wanted a communal, collective for a Jewish elite who would do manual work and farming. The Revisionist Zionists wanted a mixed urban-rural society based on free enterprise instead of socialism. Mapai used political intrigue and long-term manipulation whereas Revisionists were very fascist and impatient. Chaim Arlosoroff headed the Mapai and Sam Cohen, the Revisionists. Cohen saw personal advantages to the power he was concentrating in his own hands as a Jewish hero. Arlosoroff was murdered.

Black’s analysis was that the economic relationship with Germany was indispensable in the creation of the State of Israel. Without Germany and the Nazis, there would have been no “aliyah,” the Return to Jerusalem.

The close alliance of Nazi Germany and the Zionists was even more probable because many of them were of Jewish heritage.. A German Jewish schoolteacher, Dietrich Bronder, wrote Before Hitler Came in 1964 in which he documented the Jewish Heritage of Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess, Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering, Dr. Josef Goebbels, Gregor Strasser, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Reichsminister von Ribbentrop, SS Leader Reinhard Himmler, and Hitler’s bankers, Ritter von Strauss and von Stein.

In 1974 an Austrian Jew, Henneke Kardel wrote Adolf Hitler: Founder of Israel:

The cooperation which existed between Heydrich’s Gestapo and the Jewish self-defense league in Palestine, the Haganah, would not have been closer if it was not for Eichmann who made it public…the commander of Haganah was Feivel Polkes, born Poland, with whom in February 1937, the SD troop leader Adolf Eichmann met in Berlin in a wine restaurant, Traube, near the zoo. These two Jews made a brotherly agreement. Polkes the underground fighter got in writing this assurance from Eichman: ‘A body representing Jews in Germany will exert pressure on those leaving Germany to emigrate only to Palestine. Such a policy is in the interest of Germany and will be executed by the Gestapo.”

Polkes invited his Jewish “brother”, Eichmann, to the land of their ancestors. When he returned from Palestine, Eichmann wrote,

People of Jewish national circles are very excited about the radical German politics toward the Jews, as this has increased Jewish population in Palestine many-fold. In a short time they will become the majority among the Arabs.

In The Secret Contacts: Zionism and Nazi Germany –1933-1941 by Klaus Polkehn and serialized in the Journal of Palestine Studies confirms what Edwin Black had revealed, that on February 28 1937, Feivel Polkes, head of the Haganah had told Adolf Eichmann that he was interested most of all in “accelerating Jewish migration to Palestine so that the Jews would obtain a majority over the Arabs in his country.” Polkehn revealed that collaboration between the Zionists and the Third Reich was cemented by the “Mossad Aliyah Beth” which had been created by Haganah as an illegal immigration organization. Pina Ginsburg and Moshe Auerbach, with the blessings of the Reich, set up offices in Berlin to carry out their immigration activities in 1938.

Jews Jon and David Kimche in Secret Roads wrote that the Mossad special mission

converged with the intentions of the Nazi government. Only with the support of the Nazi leaders could the project be carried out on a larger scale

The Gestapo had discussed with Ginsburg “how to promote and expand illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine against the will of the British mandate government.

That summer, Eichmann met in Vienna with another Mossad representative, Bar-Gilead, who requested permission to set up training camps for emigrants so they could be prepared for their work in Palestine. Consulting with Berlin, Eichmann was granted permission to supply all that was needed to facilitate the Zionist training program. Pina Ginsburg in Berlin, working with Nazi authorities set up training camps.

The leaders of Zionism and the Third Reich collaborated in their effort to force the emigration of German Jews to Palestine.  The Nazis found a Final Solution to their problem and Zionists succeeded in skewing the demographics of Palestine toward a Jewish majority. Camps were built; money was confiscated and transferred to Zionist banks in Palestine to circumvent the British barriers to Jews. The discriminatory round-up of German Jews and their persecution was planned and implemented with the consent and collaboration of Jews who called proudly called themselves “Zionist.”

A year and a half after the outbreak of war, January 11, 1941, the Irgun Zvai Leumi offered an agreement of collaboration with the Third Reich. They said:

It is often stated in the speeches and utterances of the leading of Nationalist Socialist Germany that a New Order in Europe requires as a prerequisite the radical solution of the Jewish question through evacuation. (Judesreines Europa)

The solving of the Jewish problem and thus the liberation of the Jewish people once and for all is the objective of the political activity and the years long struggle of the Jewish freedom movement: the National Military Organization (Irgun Zvai Leumi) in Palestine.

The NMO, which is well acquainted with the goodwill of the German Reich Government and its authorities towards Zionist activity inside Germany and towards Zionist emigration plans is of the opinion that:

  1. Common interests could exist between the establishment of a new order in Europe in conformity with the German concept and the true national aspirations of the Jewish people as they are embodied by the NMO.
  2. Cooperation between the new Germany and a renewed Hebrew nation would be possible.
  3. The establishment of the historical Jewish state on a national and totalitarian basis and bound by a treaty with the German Reich would be in the interest of maintaining and strengthening the future German position of power in the Near East.

The indirect participation of the Israeli freedom movement in the drawing up of the New Order in Europe, already in its preparatory stage, would be connected with a positively radical solution of the European Jewish problem in conformity with te above-mentioned national aspirations of the Jewish people. This would strengthen to an uncommon degree the moral basis of the New Order in the eyes of the entire world.

Proceeding from these considerations, the NMO in Palestine offers to take an active part in the war on Germany’s side, provided that above-mentioned national aspirations of the Jewish liberation movement are recognized by the German Reich government.

This offer by the NMO, whose validity extends over the military, political, and information levels, inside and also according to certain organizational preparations outside Palestine, would be bound to the military training and organizing of Jewish manpower in Europe under the leadership and command of the NMO. These military units would take part in the fighting to conquer Palestine, in case such a front is formed.

Such a front did not form, the Germans chose not to take up the offer and the Zionists found another way to accomplish the same ends, turning the Nazi collaboration against them. Propaganda laid the groundwork to crystallize public opinion against the Nazi/Zionist training camps and letting the natural course of war — disruption of supplies, typhus, typhoid, dysentery, and starvation — create the setting for blaming the Nazis for atrocities and genocide.

The effectiveness of that propaganda campaign can be seen today. Soviet Archives that held the complete records of the camps became available to researchers in the early 90’s. Even though the Israeli Holocaust Museum agreed with an assessment, based on early results from the archives, that not 4 million, but 1.5 million Jews died at the Auschwitz complex, that did NOT reduce the total from 6 million to 3.5 million. The mantra of 6 million could not be budged no matter what facts came to light. When the microfilms were shown to total no more than 400,000 and only 73,000 at the Auschwitz complex–far below the 1.5 million, the propagandists had to propose secret lists to make up the difference and maintain the 6 million icon of the Holocaust Industry.


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