When Israel attacks Palestinian schools and hospitals and businesses and orchards, and claims that it is “targeting terrorist infrastructure”, I believe them.

It seems clear that many Israelis view the simple fact of the existence of the Palestinian people as a dire threat to the Israeli ‘way of life’, and even to the very existence of Israel. In that sense, all Palestinians terrorise Israelis without ever lifting a finger.

If those damn Palestinians would just disappear somehow, the Zionist dream would finally become a reality. But the Palestinians won’t disappear, they won’t even die, they just sit there in their ghettos, a constant reminder of all of Jehovah’s broken promises and the failure of the experiment that is the modern state of Israel.

Of course, the rest of the world has a responsibility to not support the Israeli delusion, and should understand the underlying problem: that we are dealing with mental illness writ large across the Israeli state.

Indeed, the rest of the world should take action to protect the people of the Middle East (and the world), and the Israelis themselves, from the threat inherent in a nuclear-armed Middle Eastern nation made up of political leaders and a citizenry in the grip of such pathology.

Israelis need psychological help, pushing reality in their faces without addressing the underlying psychological issues just seems to exacerbate the problem.

What’s the psychiatric treatment for a ‘victim complex’, and can it be applied en masse?

Six years ago I wrote an article: ‘The Capture, Trial and Conviction of Saddam Hussein – Another US Intelligence Farce‘ in which I presented pretty compelling evidence that the ‘Saddam Hussein’ that was tried and hanged in 2003-4 was not the real Saddam Hussein. It has long been accepted that Saddam used body doubles, so the idea that the US would have used one of these is not so far-fetched.

Recently, for some unknown reason, I found myself looking at images of Saddam and watching videos of his ‘trial’ and videos of interviews with him before he was allegedly captured. I invite you to listen to the voice of the person we know to be the real Saddam when he was interviewed in early 2003 by Tony Benn, and to the voice of the Saddam who was allegedly caught in 2003 by US troops when he was speaking at his show trial in 2004. And compare them.

One more interesting piece of evidence that I did not include in my original analysis is the apparent difference in the shape of the ears of the two men in question:

Trial Saddam: note the unusual shape of the tragus


Real Saddam

When a people that have been dispossessed of their land, livelihoods and homes, periodically murdered and regularly terrorized, take action to resist and defend themselves, they are guilty of nothing but standing up for their human rights and their rights under international law.

BBC Arabic Photo Journalist, Jihad Masharawi, weeps as he holds his baby son who was murdered by the Israeli army today

Yesterday, Wed. 14th Nov. 2012 Israel launched the latest in a long line of “Operations” that stretch back over 60 years aimed at terrorizing the people of Palestine. By naming the attack ‘Operation ‘pillar of cloud” the Israeli military was unambiguous about its intent: to blow up as much of Gaza and as many Palestinians as they saw fit.

Why do Palestinians fire rockets into Israel? The vast majority of them, and I mean the VAST majority either miss their target or make a small hole in the ground far from their intended target. The rocket attacks appear to serve only as justification for the Israeli military to attack Gaza and murder Palestinians. So what’s the point?

The point is that the rocket attacks are the Palestinians ONLY way of protesting against the 60 year long occupation of their land responding to unprovoked Israeli attacks against and murder of Palestinian civilians. Think about that. The Palestinians have no option to appeal to the international community because no one listens. They have zero chance of the Western media applying pressure to halt Israeli aggression and redress Palestinian grievances because the Western media is unashamedly biased towards Israel.

The Palestinians have two choices: they can sit quietly by and allow the IDF to arbitrarily and summarily murder them, or they can fire primitive rockets at the closest targets inside Israel and hope that they make the Israeli government think twice. But even here the Palestinians have a problem:  the Israeli government welcomes the firing of Palestinian rockets into Israel, and they periodically provoke it. Read More →

Over the last six weeks, the revelations that long-term BBC personality and ‘house-hold name’, Sir Jimmy Savile, was in fact a long-term child abuser have gripped and horrified the British public.

The vast majority of the British public knew Jimmy Savile as an eccentric, yet highly regarded, former TV children’s show presenter and charity fundraiser. Savile’s career began in the 1958 as a DJ for Radio Luxembourg. In 1968 he joined BBC Radio 1, where he presented Savile’s Travels. From 1969 to 1973 he fronted Speakeasy, a discussion programme for teenagers. In 1964, he began presenting the first edition of the BBC music chart television programme Top of the Pops. Savile also hosted other BBC television programs, the most notable of which was children’s show Jim’ll Fix It, which he presented from 1975 to 1994.  Because of the nature of the programs he hosted and his high-profile charity work, throughout his career, Savile was surrounded by children of different ages.

Mark Williams-Thomas is the detective-turned-reporter who first publicly exposed Jimmy Savile as a prolific sex offender in early Oct 2012 on the ITV program ‘Exposure’. William-Thomas, who is currently making a second program that will further investigate Savile’s abuses, recently stated that the evidence he has gathered suggests that Savile engineered his entire career so that he could molest youngsters:

“In the previous programme it was unclear what came first,” he said. “But I can very clearly tell you now that he created his television series as a vehicle for his offending.

“I believe he engineered his programmes within the BBC and Radio Luxembourg in order to gain access to children.

“The classic examples are Top of the Pops, Saville’s Travels, Jim’ll Fix It – all of them gave him access to young children. That’s why there were so many victims.” Read More →

The IDF (“the most moral army in the world”) fired a guided missile into Syria today after, they claim, a stray mortar from Syria hit an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria that Israel illegally annexed in 1967. It’s unlikely this was a ‘stray mortar’, given that there has been no fighting near the Golan. It’s much more likely that this was a deliberate attempt by the CIA’s ‘Syrian rebels’ to provide Israel with an opportunity to make the first small steps to involve itself overtly in the Syrian conflict.  Covertly, the Israelis have been up to their necks in the attempt to destroy Syrian society since the get-go.

The last time a wayward mortar left Syrian territory was last month when a mortar hit a Turkish town and killed 5 people. The corrupt Turkish government made a ballyhoo over the incident and rattled a few sabres,  only for it to be revealed that the mortar in question was specific to NATO and given to Syrian rebels by Turkey itself! If that isn’t a self-inflicted wound I don’t know what is. And since Israel’s entire existence is predicated on the presence of a permanent ‘terrorist’ threat to its ‘existence’, the Israelis are well-versed in the tactic of attacking themselves (or rather, the Israeli people) to provide continued justification for Israeli brutality in the Middle East. It should come as no surprise then that the so-called ‘Syrian rebels’ – in reality a gang of hired killers, trained, funded and armed by the Americans, the Brits and the Israelis – have asked the Israelis for help in their little mercenary war for profit against the Syrian people.

Update: Mon 12th Nov: Israel has again fired “directly” on Syrian military targets and refused to comment when questioned about the provenance of the fire from Syria. That is to say, the refused to admit that the mortars came from the CIA’s ‘Syrian rebels’


Obama supporters get excited about his re-election and the American dream

I have to admit, as Presidential acceptance speeches go, Obama’s acceptance speech was impressive. It was emotionally provocative (for Americans and non-Americans alike), it was full of hope, calls to action and the collective responsibility of “we the people”. It was all about pumping popular pride in the great United States of America, as the greatest nation on earth. It pushed all the right emotional buttons for Americans and reminded them about everything they have been programmed to believe, since childhood, about the country they live in. It was all about the American dream and the American myth. Obama claimed he has “never been more hopeful about our future, never been more hopeful about America.” and proclaimed that “the best is yet to come.” In short, it was a bunch of jingoistic nonsense that flew in the face of the reality of life in the USA and what it has done and continues to do to the rest of the world.

The myth of America and ‘the American dream’, as promoted by politicians and media pundits etc. has been very effective in buffering the average American against the truth of what America has been and is today. But the grandiose words of politicians alone is never enough to keep the citizens content and obedient. To be truly effective, claims of American exceptionalism and superiority had to be backed up by evidence of it on the ground, and to that effect, America really has been the most prosperous and developed nation in the world for a long time.

The ‘quality of life’ of the average American over the last 100 years has been above that of other ‘developed’ nations and far above that of most of the rest of the world. This high level of living standard was provided, primarily, by access to modern technology and easy access to jobs and ‘personal wealth’. But how did Americans get access to the technology, and why have jobs and personal wealth been so plentiful in the USA as compared to other nations?
That’s where the American myth comes in. Read More →

Just wanted to share a great example of the kind of twisted bullshit that politicians come out with when trying to justify the unjustifiable (or worse). The core of the manipulation usually involves an appeal to people’s emotions. You may have noticed that they do this, a lot, because it usually works.

First check out the video:

So Bloomy the bullshitter’s argument is, basically, that everyone has to believe that the 107 people who died as a result of hurricane Sandy would want the marathon to go ahead and thereby provide “an economy” for those left alive. I may be wrong, but I’d wager that Bloomy knows bugger all about what poor people want, least of all dead poor people. Also, I doubt the dead people could give a toss whether or not the marathon went ahead. If they care about anything, it’s probably about the families they left behind, most of whom were the hardest hit by Sandy and most of whom are still waiting on power to be restored while Bloomy gets his pants in a twist about the marathon.

Moving on to the second bullshit artist; Mary Wittenberg is the President and CEO of New York Road Runners. According to Mary, the reason the marathon should go ahead is because it would hold the promise of the “core experience” of running the marathon being augmented with a “9/11” type emotion, due to the fact that large parts of NY and NJ coastal areas are destroyed, 107 people are dead and millions are still without power.

You see, according to Mary, the NYC marathon this year would have held a kick-ass extra “emotional experience” because, if it went ahead, runners could feel extra “emotional” by knowing that while they are running, millions of people are suffering just a few miles away, and that BY running (rather than say, helping those suffering) they are in fact helping SO much!

Which, to me anyway, makes it pretty clear that people like Bloomberg and Wittenberg (hmmm..’bergs’) have no idea what normal human emotion really is. For them, emotion is  all about the self and what it wants, including when getting what it wants involves the suffering of others.

As a parting shot, the NY Road Runners released a statement blaming “antagonistic” media coverage. It had, of course, nothing to do with the citizens of NY who still possess some level of conscience being incensed at the total lack of decency and humanity on the part of Bloomberg and Wittenberg.

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, and the people of the US East coast, in particular those living on the NY and NJ coastlines and the people of NYC itself, are left to pick up the pieces.

Right now, 250,000 people in lower Manhattan are without power. The prognosis for reconnection is not good. As the sea poured over the banks of the East River near the ConEd electricity substation on 13th Street, the transformer blew in spectacular fashion.

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