My Common Sense Politics
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Why is Israel committing suicide?
Netanyahu’s genocidal onslaught in Gaza has done more to delegitimize the Zionist entity than the work of all the world’s anti-Zionists put together. Yet the Israeli military cannot stop the Palestinian resistance; from an Israeli standpoint, the hecatomb in Gaza serves no military or strategic purpose.
Is Israel insane?
That is a rhetorical question. The real question is: WHY is Israel lashing out like a nation gone mad?
At least since the first Intifada – and arguably since 1948 – Israel has had a de facto official policy of butchering Palestinian children. (For details, see my recent article “Child-Killing Sociopaths of Israel.”)
But until now they were sane enough to hide it.
Today they are bragging about it. On the very day I wrote my article about Israel’s policy of intentionally mass-murdering children, Israeli sniper David D. Ovadia posted a picture of himself with his sniper rifle on Instagram boasting: “I killed 13 childrens (sic) today and ur next ***ing muslims go to hell bitches.” Rather than prosecuting this war criminal, the Israeli media and authorities are making a half-hearted effort to cover up the crime – just as they did with the more than 600 sniper murders of defenseless children documented by British Medical Journal in 2004.
Last week the Israelis intentionally bombed a United Nations school full of refugees, many of them children, killing more than ten and wounding dozens. It was the seventh UN school they have bombed during the current round of slaughter. The previous time they butchered children in a UN school, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called it “reprehensible.” This time he called the child massacre a “moral outrage” and a “a criminal act.”
The strategic insanity of such actions beggars belief. What do the Israelis think they are doing? Former US Senate Counsel Jeff Gates, author of Guilt by Association, argues that Zionist actions, no matter how crazy they look, are the product of elaborate strategic calculations. The Zionists, he writes, are masters of game theory – a psychopathic technique for following utterly amoral mathematical self-interest in pursuing ones objectives.
If Gates is right, the Zionists must be taking desperate measures because they are in a desperate situation. In my recent article “Israel: A cornered rat” I explained why the Israelis are desperate: The are facing a demographic challenge; the Palestinian resistance is getting better at asymmetrical warfare; and global public opinion (especially American public opinion) is gradually, inexorably turning against them.
But I left out what may be the most important factor: The slow, steady progress of the 9/11 truth movement.
The past week brought three landmark breakthroughs for 9/11 truth. First, Richard Gage AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, made a brilliant appearance on the American public affairs channel C-Span. It was the first time since 2006 that C-Span had given national television coverage to the 9/11 truth movement. (I organized the first nationally-televised C-Span 9/11 truth event – David Ray Griffin’s “9/11 and American Empire” talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005; and then in June 2006 C-Span covered a Scholars for 9/11 Truth event in Los Angeles.)
By Paul Craig Roberts
August 10, 2014
The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.
The turmoil brought into the Middle East by the Bush and Obama regimes has meant death and displacement for millions and untold future deaths. As I write 40,000 Iraqis are stranded on a mountain top without water awaiting death at the hands of ISIS, a creation of US meddling.
The reality in the Middle East stands in vast contradiction to the stage managed landing of George W. Bush on the US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln where Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” on May 1, 2003. The mission that Washington accomplished was to wreck the Middle East and the lives of millions of people and to destroy America’s reputation in the process. Thanks to the demonic neoconservative Bush regime, today America is regarded by the rest of the world as the greatest threat to world peace.
The Clinton regime’s attack on Serbia set the pattern. Bush upped the ante with Washington’s naked aggression against Afghanistan, which Washington clothed in Orwellian language–”Operation Enduring Freedom.”
Washington brought ruin, not freedom, to Afghanistan. After 13 years of blowing up the country, Washington is now withdrawing, the “superpower” having been defeated by a few thousand lightly armed Taliban, but leaving a wasteland behind for which Washington will accept no responsibility.
Another source of endless Middle East turmoil is Israel whose theft of Palestine is Washington-enabled. In the middle of Israel’s latest attack on civilians in Gaza, the US Congress passed resolutions in support of Israel’s war crimes and voted hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for Israel’s ammunition. Here we witness Great Moral America 100 percent in support of unambiguous war crimes against essentially defenseless people.
When Israel murders women and children, Washington calls it “Israel’s right to defend their own country”–a country that Israel stole from Palestinians–but when Palestinians retaliate Washington calls it “terrorism.” By supporting Israel, declared to be a terrorist state by a few moral governments that still exist, and accused of war crimes by the UN General Secretary, Washington is in violation of its own laws against supporting terrorist states.
Of course, Washington itself is the leading terrorist state. Therefore, it is illegal under US law for Washington to support itself. Washington, however, does not accept law, neither domestic nor international, as a constraint on its actions. Washington is “exceptional, indispensable.” No one else counts. No law, no Constitution, and no humane consideration has authority to constrain Washington’s will. In its claims Washington surpasses those of the Third Reich.
As horrific as Washington’s recklessness toward the Middle East is, Washington’s recklessness toward Russia is many orders of magnitude greater. Washington has convinced nuclear armed Russia that Washington is planning a nuclear first strike. In response Russia is beefing up its nuclear forces and testing US air defense reactions. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-strategic-bombers-conduct-more-than-16-incursions-of-u-s-air-defense-zones/
It is difficult to imagine a more irresponsible act than to convince Russia that Washington intends to hit Russia with a preemptive first strike. One of Putin’s advisers has explained to the Russian media Washington’s first strike intentions, and a member of the Russian Duma has made a documented presentation of Washington’s first strike intentions. http://financearmageddon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/official-warning-u-s-to-hit-russia-with.html
By marshaling the evidence, I have pointed out in my columns that it is impossible for Russia to avoid this conclusion.
China is aware that China faces the same threat from Washington. hhttp://yalejournal.org/2013/06/12/who-authorized-preparations-for-war-with-china/
China’s response to Washington’s war plans against China was to demonstrate how China’s nuclear forces would be used in response to Washington’s attack on China to destroy the US. China made this public, hoping to create opposition among Americans to Washington’s war plans against China.
Like Russia, China is a rising country that does not need war in order to succeed.
The only country on earth that needs war is Washington, and that is because Washington’s goal is the neoconservative one of exercising hegemony over the world.
Sunday, August 10th, 2014
A Secret American Civil War is now being waged as Terrorist Proxy-Wars in Syria, the Ukraine and Afghanistan.
This is a “remote controlled” civil war.
The “Aggressors” areMind-kontrolled Mercenary Zombies fighting on behalf of the City of London (COL) Rothschild World Zionists (WZs).
But they are also fighting on behalf of Israeli Leaders, Saudi Arabia, and Bush Crime Cabal lackeys still deeply embedded inside the Secret Shadow Government (SSG aka the US Privatized Defense establishment).
And on the other side, best viewed as the “Defenders” which are now counter-attacking in Iraq, is the USG on behalf of the current Administration who have been playing along at times but are now directly bucking the City of London WZs, The Bush Crime Cabal (BCC), and the Israeli WZs, including the NeoCons, PNACers, and Istraeli-American Dual Citizens.(1)
The reason the US Administration has ordered an attack on ISIS in Iraq when they did nothing for so long? Because the ISIS made the mistake of attacking Kurdistan which has been a very strong secret Ally of the US Administration. It seems clear that this is a line that even President Obama will not allow ISIS to cross.(2)
It is clear that the Obama Administration has been pulling out of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has allowed left behind mercenary forces like ISIS to form and exist. To what degree the current US Administration decides to continuing aerial F-16 attacks on these ISIS forces is an open question.
Don’t ever underestimate the effects of Israeli Mind-Kontrol.
Don’t ever underestimate the power of ultra-hightech Mind-Kontrol using high powered Psychotronics, and/or trauma-based “soul-murder” MPD/DID, or other types of chemically based Mind-Kontrol. The centers of the World for this technology has been the Tavistock Institute in London, Israeli Intel, and the American CIA developed by former Nazi Doctors and now privatized CIA contractors which have no oversight at all.
Hamas is a perfect example of an Israeli created and managed, completely Mind-Kontrolled, self-sacrificing mercenary force much needed to justify Israeli land theft and genocide against Palestinians and a continuing state of Israeli Apartheid.
How many US Congresspersons have taken an all expense paid junket to Israel and drunk the special cool aid and been “flashed” during the night while sleeping with ultra-high tech psychotronics, only to return 100% supportive forever to Israel no matter what. Certainly the large perks provided by AIPAC and the like help immensely too.
The Israelis have worked very hard for many years along with Saudi and WZ support and huge America Aid, Mind-Kontrolling vulnerable Arabs and mercenaries who will do anything for very large weekly or monthly paychecks in foreign accounts.
It is known from insider reports that over 100,000 special operators have been employed by USG, British and other contractors to fight in Iraq Afghanistan and now Africa. Typical salaries have been 1,000 USD or more per week and sometimes much, much more depending on the mission and the employer. Note that all these mercenaries are beyond the reach of any Military Code of Justice or any Nation’s laws.
Disposable, Mind-kontrolled mercenary Zombies have been deployed in Syria, the ukraine and now Iraq.
Yes, disposable, Mind-kontrolled Zombie Mercenary Armies have been fully deployed to fight Terrorist Proxy-Wars in Syria, the Ukraine and now Iraq. They have drunk the WZ Koolaide and so repeatedly flashed that their level of Mind-kontrol is best described as stunning and effective beyond words.
These proxy wars in the Mideast and now the Ukraine are essentially part of a larger historical economic struggle between Russia and the BRICS Nations on one side. And on the other side, the City of London WZ System of Private Central Banking based on phony FIAT “Money”, pernicious usury and generation of a worldwide “owned” network of debt-slaves which is now resisting the US Petro Dollar.
This new BRICS counter-force and working hard to create a way for the US Petro Dollar to be dumped as the World’s Reserve Currency.
But this is a very touchy issue and one that is quite complex because if anything is done to free World Oil pricing from all the speculation that now drives the pricing up, even the BRICS nations could suffer serious economic harm. So the trick needed is for these BRICS Nations to be able to manipulate an end to the US Petro Dollar serving as the World’s Reserve Currency and getting rid of the COL WZ economic Ponzi scheme without the pricing of Oil going so low everyone is seriously hurt.
The City of London (COL) World Zionists (WZs) are now applying tremendous pressure to the US Administration to draw America into another major foreign air and ground war, using their deeply embedded espionage assets like the BCC, AIPAC and the like.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Posted by Lasha Darkmoon
As the Empire of Evil collapses, the Mad Emperor and his psychopathic minions seem determined to set the world on fire.
“At the center of chaos, the wild-eyed President Obama strikes blindly, oblivious of the consequences. He is on the verge of a mental breakdown, suffering from political paranoia, war hysteria and megalomania. He’s gone amok . . .” — James Petras, hhere
Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars. Witness mercenary wars in Syria. Witness Israel’s terror bombing of Gaza. Witness the proxy wars in the Ukraine, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia.
Tens of millions of refugees flee scenes of total destruction. Nothing is sacred any more. There are no sanctuaries. Homes, schools, hospitals and entire families are targeted for destruction.
At the center of chaos, the wild-eyed President Obama strikes blindly, oblivious of the consequences.
He is willing to risk a financial debacle or a nuclear war. He enforces sanctions against Iran. And sanctions on Russia. He sets up missile bases five launch minutes away from Moscow. He sends killer drones against Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan. He arms mercenaries in Syria. He equips and trains Kurds in Iraq. He finances Israel’s savage war crimes in Gaza.
Nothing works any more.
The Chaos President is blind to the fact that starving one’s adversaries does not secure submission: it unites them in resistance. Regime change, imposing proxies by force and subterfuge, can destroy the social fabric of complex societies. Millions of peasants and workers become uprooted refugees. Popular social movements are replaced by organized criminal gangs and bandit armies.
Central America, the product of decades of US interventions, has become a chaotic, unlivable inferno for millions. Tens of thousands of children flee from their ‘free market’ — from induced mass poverty, gangster violence, and state terrorism.
Child refugees at the US border are arrested in masses and imprisoned in makeshift detention camps, subject to psychological, physical and sexual abuse by officials and guards on the inside. On the outside, these pitiful children are exposed to the racist hatred of a frightened US public who are totally unaware of the horrors these children are escaping from and of the US government’s role in creating those horrific conditions.
The Cold War has returned with a vengeance — and taken an ugly turn. Confrontation among nuclear powers is imminent. The maniacal Baltic States and Poland bray the loudest for war with Russia, forgetting that their positions on the front lines expose them to the dangers of mass incineration.
Each day Israel’s war machine chews up more bodies of Gaza’s children while spitting out more lies. Cheering Israeli Jews perch on their fortified hills to celebrate each missile strike on the apartments and schools in the densely populated Shejaiya neighborhood of besieged Gaza.
A group of orthodox and secular entrepreneurs in Brooklyn have organized group tours to visit the holy sites by day and enjoy the Gaza pyrotechnics by night. Night-screen goggles enable the atrocity tourists to view the fleeing mothers and burning children. These voyeur specs are available at a small extra charge.
LASHA DARKMOON [LD] COMMENTS: One Israeli woman, a sexually perverted atrocity tourist, has recently confessed that the sight of Palestinian children being killed is enough to give her an orgasm. (See below).
Again the US Senate votes unanimously in support of Israel’s latest campaign of mass murder – no crime is depraved enough to ruffle the scruples of America’s leaders. They hew close to a script from the 52 Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations. Together they embrace a Beast from the Apocalypse gnawing on the flesh and bones of Palestine.
PALESTINIAN CHILD, HER HEAD HALF BLOWN OFF BY AN ISRAELI SNIPER
LD: 95 percent of Israelis are now enthusiastic “atrocity tourists” who rejoice to see pictures like this. Some even openly boast of being brought to the point of orgasm at the pitiful sight of Palestinian children being brutally murdered. Like this Israeli woman, for example:
By Christoph Dreier
7 August 2014
As hundreds of thousands flee to Russia to escape the bloody offensive of the Western-backed Ukrainian regime against pro-Russian forces in east Ukraine, the risk of an all-out war between Ukraine and Russia that could involve the Western powers is rapidly rising.
NATO accused Russia yesterday of preparing to invade east Ukraine to crush the Ukrainian offensive. “We’re not going to guess what’s on Russia’s mind, but we can see what Russia is doing on the ground—and that is of great concern. Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border,” NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu announced yesterday.
Moscow could use “the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission as an excuse to send troops into Eastern Ukraine,” she added.
NATO’s remarks were echoed yesterday by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who told reporters at the US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany that the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine was “a reality, of course it is.”
Russian defense ministry spokesmen dismissed these accusations, pointing to similar unsubstantiated allegations from NATO that Russia was massing troops along the border with Ukraine earlier this year: “We’ve been hearing this for three months already.”
US officials demanded that Moscow cut off all aid to pro-Russian forces in east Ukraine, allowing the Western-backed, far-right regime that came to power in this February’s fascist-led putsch in Kiev to seize control of the entire country.
“When addressing the humanitarian situation, we cannot lose sight of one underlying fact: Russia can stop this. The surest way to end the violence is for Russia to stop the flow of fighters, weapons, and money from Russia into eastern Ukraine,” said US Deputy Ambassador to the UN Rosemary Di Carlo.
“Russia can end it all,” DiCarlo added. “The violence ends the day Russia suspends aid to the insurgents.”
DiCarlo’s remark indicates the political dynamic underlying the Western imperialist powers’ intervention in Ukraine. NATO is backing a violent, far-right regime waging war against the Ukrainian population, aiming to force Russia to publicly disavow pro-Russian sentiment in east Ukraine in a humiliating climbdown, or to invade east Ukraine and launch a major land war in Europe. This underscores the utterly reckless and reactionary policy of the Western powers, which are driving the crisis in Ukraine to the brink of world war.
The Ukrainian military is proceeding with enormous brutality against east Ukrainian areas held by separatist rebels. On Tuesday evening, the air force conducted bombing raids for the first time against the city of Donetsk with its one million inhabitants. The city is controlled by pro-Russian separatists. According to local residents, at least two civilians were killed, and the city administration reported heavy artillery shelling of houses.
Russian investigators have reported evidence for the use of phosphorus bombs by the Ukrainian military. “A soil sample showed that the army has used prohibited incendiary bullets near Slavyansk,” declared a spokesman for an investigating agency in Moscow. Phosphorus bombs are outlawed by the Geneva Convention of 1949.
At a meeting of the UN Security Council called by Russia, representatives of the country accused Ukraine of using cluster bombs against civilian targets. “It is real war,” Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said. “Despite international agreements, Kiev is continuing its military operations. Residential areas are being shot at, and there is even the use of cluster bombs.”
Evidence Is Now Conclusive: Two Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Shot Down Malaysian Airlines MH17. It was Not a ‘Buk’ Surface to Air Missile
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:58
A frontal view of four B-61 nuclear free-fall bombs on a bomb cart. Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, December 1, 1986. (Photo: SSGT Phil Schmitten / United States Department of Defense)
When the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan 69 years ago, the shadows of charred silhouettes etched against the ruins of shattered cities indelibly marked nuclear weapons as forbidden tools of war. The indiscriminate carnage wrought in Hiroshima by "Little Boy" (est. 15 kilotons) and Nagasaki by "Fat Man" (est. 20 kt) has, so far, not been repeated.
But seven decades later, the United States continues to pursue more accurate, "lower-yield" nuclear bombs. Despite President Obama's 2009 speech in Prague in which he stated "clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," the United States plans to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on its own nuclear weapons upgrades, modernization and "life extension programs" (LEP).
William Hartung, director for the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, warns that many of today's nuclear weapons are far more powerful than those used against Japan. He calls the idea of redesigning nuclear weapons that can be "dialed up or down" to increase or decrease their explosive yield a "dangerous logic."
In an era of austerity and sequestration when even the Pentagon is being forced to make cuts once thought unimaginable, Congress, with the support of the Department of Energy (DOE), has approved funding for the LEP for one of America's oldest and most relied-upon nuclear weapons: the B61 gravity bomb.
First built in 1963, the B61 has been called "the bread and butter" of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The bomb's newest incarnation, B61-12, will be a variable-yield, precision-guided version of one of the most numerous bombs in the US arsenal.
With a newly designed, $1.8 billion tail kit and increased accuracy, the B61-12 is expected to "hold at risk" targets that today require a greater yield to be destroyed. The B61-12 will allow the military to phase out five other nuclear gravity bomb types, including an earth-penetrating ("bunker buster") B61-11 and the high-yield B83.
The B61-12 will have four variable yields: 0.3kt. (kiloton), 1.5kt., 10kt. and 50kt.
At just 11.8 feet long, 13 inches in diameter and about 700 pounds, the B61-12 is small enough to fit in the back of an SUV - something that could easily go missing.
Worth Its weight in gold
Two researchers from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Robert Norris and Hans Kristensen, have written extensively about the B61 family of nuclear bombs. In their report for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, they detail the bomb's history and proposed future as well as its extraordinary costs.
Norris and Kristensen write that the B61-12 program was first estimated at $4 billion, a cost that doubled in just two years and has now exceeded $10 billion. They point out that each B61-12 will cost more than its own weight in solid gold, making it the most expensive nuclear gravity bomb ever built.
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Posted by Franklin Lamb … Shatila camp, Beirut
[ Editor's note: Franklin Lamb has been working with the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria for many years. So he can hardly be considered an unbiased observer, as once you have seen what has been done to them with your own eyes, you are imprinted with the memory forever.
If a Jewish community anywhere in the world were being pummeled like Gaza has been for the last 30 days, regardless of any "security issues" involved, the West would be tripping over itself to send military forces to stop it and crank up sanctions on the offender. But once again, we see the special situation with the Israelis, where they can have their cake and eat it to.
Americans have not only been committed by our corrupt political class to never question Israel's right to kill anyone as long as they utter the words "in self defense", we even have to pay for their ammunition. Our US Senate debased itself with the usual groveling resolution to offer a blank check to pay for the Zios' crimes against humanity in Gaza.
Veterans Today has published recently that the US gave 350 of its mothballed Davy Crockett tactical nukes to Israel for their potential use against large armor formations of Syria at the time. Our weapons experts and designers have discovered that the nuclear fingerprint of the uranium used in these weapons has turned up in many terrorist bombings over the years.
This would have required high-tech refurbishing of the original nuclear components, which themselves were a gross violation of the non-proliferation laws the US made a mockery of in Israel’s case, and fools of the American people in the process.
I mention this today for the blackmail position that put Israel in over us, a really stupid move, and one for which the score needs to be settled.
And another one that needs to be addressed is the confirmation we have that mini nukes were used in the 9-11 attack, as the trace-element clues were a slam dunk by the Sandia Lab report.
Despite running several stories on it, we have not had one mass media inquiry wanting to learn more. Imagine that. One might get curious that one of the reasons America is neutered in dealing effectively with the Mid East situation is that we gave nuclear weapons to the main terrorist nation there… Israel.
Americans, like the Gazans, have been left defenseless from the national security threat we face from the Zionist regime abroad and here at home through their extensive political subversion of our democracy. We are at the point now where they just give the nukes to Congress, and they place and set them off where instructed, be they blank-check resolutions supporting Israeli war crimes, or covering up a rigged 9-11 investigation… Jim W. Dean ]