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DRAPE IT IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE!

Well it is crystal clear that Orange Tweet has sold out to the neocon war machine. And because of that we sure can’t work with the Russians!

Nope! It’s the old fucking Clinton-Bush-Obomber-Zionist-Wahhabi Conspiracy all over again.

This could all be settled if we BOMB ISRAEL FIRST and then SAUDI ARABIA! But can’t do that because that would clear things up and where would we sell our fucking bombs?

No, business is just too good.

Oh, by the way Mr. and Mrs. Merica, send your children to their death to protect OUR NATIONAL INTEREST. Fucking morons ……. drape it in red white and blue!

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GAGA AND BEYOND!

Tubularsock has found that most everything has a basic simple explanation. And then layers are placed upon the simple to attempt either to confuse one from understanding what is going on or to attempt to explain the simple in a complex way so as to create the illusion that those who are attempting to carry out the simple idea look like they know what they are doing.

Either way Tubularsock calls it BULLSHIT STACKING. And it is a major policy practice of the American political establishment.

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Don’t think so ……. then you are just stupid! Now how simple is that?

Well if you have been following the Regimented-Free-Press (RFP) you’ll know that Lady Gaga just got engaged on Valentines Day. And yes she got a custom designed heart shaped diamond engagement ring. Is there any other kind? How simple.

AND to top that off YOU TOO can dress like Lady Gaga as shown by this ad following the article about her engagement.

How simple.

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Tubularsock believes that there is a difference between general WHITE garments for less and Lady Gaga’s custom made gown. What do think? Tubularsock is not going to rush out and buy one. How simple.

The RFP also made room for a little coverage of the old boring news as well. Not as exciting as heart shaped diamonds and endearing love but just some other stuff the RFP feels they can fill their new cycles with because after all one thing they constantly do well is report without questioning.

Well this in one of those news reports.

If you compared the pressing questions directed to Lady Gaga from the press to the half asleep nodding heads of the Washington Press Corp when Step’n-fetch-it Obomber’s lackey’s and running dogs announced :

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you would have seen their lack of concern and knowledge that the RFP regularly displays.

Well there is a story here and Tubularsock is going to point out ONLY one simple fact for you to consider. But Tubularsock does have to remind you on how the game works.

Now you may remember when the United States under the Carter and Reagan Administrations decided to arm the mujahideen so they could fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. And of course we sent in American “trainers” to assist in teaching the mujahideen. But that was not all. The U.S.  in addition to overt and covert funding operations by various U.S. governmental agencies there were a large variety of private “aid” agencies and think tanks that formed policies and not only profited from those policies but were also up to their chinny-chin-chins in the drugs­-for-­guns Iran-­Contra networks of that then­ Vice President George-the-prick-Bush and his loyal sidekick Oliver-dumb-fuck-North had undertaken.

This falls under what is known as PROXY WARS. A war where a country has “others” stand in and fight an enemy rather than doing the fighting directly. Like in this case where the U.S. and the Soviet Union can’t fight a war directly because it could escalate into World War III.

So both powers create and fund “others” to alter the area where each wish to control and exploit.

Now the United States is by far the greatest Proxy War creator than any other nation in the world. We have more military bases in the world, we sell more war equipment than any other nation in the world and we overthrow more established governments than any other country in the world.

AND WE ACT LIKE WE WANT PEACE?

That’s what we do. And we do this to control natural resources such as oil but there is far more at stake than just oil.  Natural gas, Tungsten, and the list continues. WE WANT them for us so to keep the Chinese from sucking them up before we do.

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The Chinese are active in Africa  so the United States destabilizes the area so as to make it unstable for nations to control the extraction of these resources. THAT is what Boko Haram in Nigeria is all about and the CIA helped to create this situation to divide and conquer Africa.

That is what al Qaeda is all about. The CIA under Carter and Reagan created al Qaeda and supported Osama bin Laden.

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The U.S. also funded and supported Saddam Hussein. We provided him with the WMD’s that we later used as the excuse to overthrow him.

When it comes to RIGHT WING brutal dictators in Latin America the U.S. helped to create, fund and trained ALL OF THEM!

The amount of MASS MURDER that the U.S. has created in the world and supported through these “PROXIES” is overwhelming.

And we have continued this type of Foreign Policy to the point that today the BLOW-BACK is hitting the fan.

Now, explain to Tubularsock why Obomer believes that “our” allies today are going to be our allies tomorrow or for that matter next week!

“U.S. officials suggested the drone sales could become a new tool for expanding American influence overseas.” (LA Times)

So now rather than just killing people by drone-murder we are going to sell drones to who? It is the same pattern again?

Oh yeah, “strong and capable international partners”! Oh, Right.

So we just have to sell them to Jordan. We just have to do it. They NEED THEM to “defeat” ISIS! Sure they do. The U.S. has been droning ISIS for almost two years now …… are they defeated? Will Jordan be better at it?

And what happen if ISIS captures the drones? Then what?

And where did ISIS come from ………..? Who helped to train many of them? Arm them?

We are going to now help Jordan drone them? We must, we must!

Even Congress sees the need, “Given our mutual interests, and our strong relationship, it’s absolutely critical that we provide Jordan the support needed to defeat the Islamic State,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., wrote to President Obama in a Feb. 5 letter.

Did Tubularsock mention that much of drone manufacturing is centered in Southern California.

So Northrop Grumman Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. just happen to build drones which when  Rep. Duncan Hunter, says “Given our mutual interests . . .” we at least know who he’s talking about!

Israel, Russia and China, manufacture military drones and have fewer compunctions about selling them. But by the U.S, getting into the market we can have more influence over how countries actually use their drones. Like murdering people from the sky is any different with an Israeli drone or an American one.

Now don’t be scared,  U.S. made drone technology will ONLY be sold to “allies” that agree to “end-use monitoring and potential additional security conditions.” Feel better?

The restrictions would limit potential misuse of drones, such as attacks against a country’s own civilian population.

Hey, remember how well that worked with Saddam Hussein when Reagan sold him the gas that was used on the Kurds? Sure, “limit potential misuse”!

AND THIS IS THE POINT!

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We have created these enemies over the years to promote “American Interests” meaning “PROFITS FOR THE FEW” and now we will provide military ready drones to “allies” (like Saddam Hussein) and then wonder WHAT WENT WRONG?

Now for years Tubularsock has watched this happen and couldn’t figure out why our questionable leaders continued to race down the same path and get the same result. And they appeared not to notice.

THEN CAME ENLIGHTENMENT!

Tubularsock was coming from thinking “WE” wanted world peace and democracy and dignity of man/woman.

Yeah, Tubularsock knows ……… how foolish.

NO, THE PLAN is exactly what they are doing. The proof’s in the pudding!

Continued war IS the goal. Create an enemy, train them, support them, and turn them onto those we want to control. And then destroy our creations when they become no longer useful.

That’s the game.

And the beautiful thing about it is that all those mothers and fathers out there that don’t have their sons and daughters because they died in the game, hold onto the fantasy that their dead offspring gave their lives to protect America. They are just poor DUMB FUCKS! Their don’t get the game.

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And then they give them a folded American flag and some metal trinkets and tell them what heroes their dead children were and they FUCKING BUY IT out of grief! Shame on them and their poor sad souls. You have been had. 

It’s a game …….. wake up!

And for you military brain-died who march off thinking you are going to do something noble, you too have been had.

And that is why you fucks are killing yourselves like flies on your return because you finally figured it out. The U.S. doesn’t give a fuck about you.

And how does Tubularsock know? Fucking take a look. THEY ALWAYS can make a profit on military equipment and Congress dumps money into military procurement.

But wake up dumb fucks ……. Congress just can’t seem to find the money to cover you veterans.

WHY? You are not profitable. You are spent. You are used equipment. You have been spent and had. You would have been left like old military equipment on the battlefield if the American government could figure out how to get away with it.

You now are a cost ……… fuck you!

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So the bottom line is that the United States creates its enemies and then spends trillions of dollars to destroy the enemy that has been created thereby creating more enemies  and the cycle continues.

The U.S. doesn’t want it to stop! THERE IS NO PROFIT IN PEACE.

 

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PLOTTING THE PLOT

A long time ago on a dark, cold, windy night someone told Tubularsock that there were only seven basic plots in literature. Now Tubularsock has never cared to find out if that is true or not but Tubularsock does know one thing. When it comes to the CIA, Mossad, M15, and DCRI there is only ONE PLOT and it is the one they are cooking up!

Which leads us to the current plot. The one that has caused the world to focus.  But hey, it’s a secret plot so like any basic magic trick …… the hand is quicker than the eye.

And the “ayes” have it but they are wrong! Always watch the hands.

So what is this Charlie Hebdo shoot out at the “OK” corral REALLY all about.

Ok. Lets start with an odd (or not) happening. On Thursday, January 8th The second-largest French public TV channel reported that:

The police commissioner, Helric Fredou , 45, who had been investigating the January 7th Charlie Hebdo attack was found DEAD in his office at about 1 a.m.

Oh well, you know …… standard operating procedure for the French police.

He reportedly met earlier with the family of a victim of the Charlie Hebdo attack and died before completing a report that he had been compiling.

Well you know the press ……. blood and guts sell, right!

Now remember this was reported by the SECOND-LARGEST French public TV channel on the 8th.

But it wasn’t until January 12 that the British press picked up the story. But that’s understandable because they are across the Channel.

And coming last place ………. January 13 ……….. the U.S. press. Well, the Atlantic!

Now that is just part of FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. They can report breaking stories whenever the fuck they please. And just maybe the six corporations that own the free press may not be interested in any details of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

You know, the parade’s over …….. let’s move on to college football. That’s what the public really is interested in, right?

Now Commissioner Fredou, it was reported, had been suffering from depression and experienced burn-out. He used his own gun and committed suicide. And that all may be true, Tubularsock sure doesn’t know Commissioner Fredou personal problems. But Tubularsock does know the ambulance chasing press and when they do something out of character ….. Even the Tabloids, well THAT’S news.

Why no coverage?

Oh sure Tubularsock has a theory ……… removing the focus on this entire event is where it’s at now because if one starts to pay real attention to it, well there are some holes in the story. In fact, the more you look the more like French-Swiss cheese it appears. Now that’s a delicacy!

You know, one could ask …….. who really did this Charlie Hebdo event which is being compared to 9/11. And that is a great comparison because who did 9/11 still hasn’t been determined. In fact, slowly much truth that the government’s narrative of that tragic event is just wrong continues to flow into public view. Yet the game continues.

Oh ……… don’t look, nothing to see here. Keep moving…..

So let Tubularsock define the players for you because it appears, right on schedule, they are attempting to move the goal post.

“IN THE BEGINNING ………..” there were terrorists 2 by 2 or was it 1 by 3. No, 1 by 1. Oh fuck it …….. forget in the beginning!

“IN THE SECOND COMING …….” there was Anwar al-Awlaki and he was droned to death by the Obomber Team in 2011. In September of all months of 2000 … 11. You have got to thank the Washington, D.C. PR firm for being symbolically creative for that kill date.

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But how time changes. Back in 2001 Awlaki was the imam (worship leader) of the mosque in Falls Church, Virginia. And at that time he was considered a “moderate-Moslem” you know the kind. The ones in todays world Congress votes to fund with arms to fight in Syria as Western mercenaries and attempt to other-throw the Assad government.

Now Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen born in New Mexico and had all what American citizens have …….. a RIGHT to a fair trial for crimes and misdemeanors.

No more. The President can kill anyone he wants. And yes he has the power to do so and there are “legal reasons” he has that power BUT YOU CAN”T SEE THEM because they are secret. And for you to see the rationale for those powers would risk national security. The Supreme Court says so!

Back in 2001 Awlaki was the go-to guy in Washington, D.C. as a media source to answer questions about Islam and the 9/11 attacks. The New York Times  and National Geographic both interviewed him.

He even was invited into the Pentagon to a luncheon in the Secretary’s Office of General Counsel because the Secretary of the Army asked for a presentation from a moderate Muslim as part of an “outreach effort” to ease tensions with Muslim-Americans.

Now this may seem odd but remember white people are not really in tune with those brown Middle Eastern types so we want to “outreach”. It falls into that same shit about “what do black people want” syndrome. So, of course ……. we out-reach!

Hey, it’s the best the main stream whites can do. Because they don’t want to live next door to them!

But one could ask what has Awlaki got to do with the Charlie Hebdo business? Awlaki is DEAD.

Well come to find out back in 2010, Anwar al-Awlaki issued death threats to cartoonists, journalists, and writers from Britain, Sweden, Denmark and the United States for slandering the Prophet Mohammed by drawing cartoons of him and “who are going out of their way to offend Muslims worldwide” as he expressed in Inspire an al-Qaeda magazine.

You see Awlaki “turned radical” around 2006. You know those fucking moderates. You just can’t depend on them. And he went into hiding.

While he was imam at the masque in Falls Church he preached to 3000 members and three of them were 911 hijackers who were al-Qaeda members. “He even spoke with them!” (OMG) Hmmm, 2,997 …… 3.(Do you think a Catholic priest could have criminals attending his mass occasionally?)  The FBI even met with him to discuss his relationship with them.

And if that isn’t enough Awlaki in 2001, presided at the funeral of the mother of Nidal Malik Hasan the Army psychiatrist who later e-mailed him extensively in 2008–09 before the Fort Hood shootings. (must be a link …. he presided at Hasan’s mother’s funeral)!

Hey, Awlaki even associated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Come on you remember. The Nigerian Christmas Day bomber, the underwear bomber! In fact, Awlaki was ALLEGEDLY involved in planning the attack.

You remember. Abdulmutallab was escorted onto the plane in Amsterdam by a man “of authority” without a passport, visa, or luggage. Gosh no red flag there. And he attempted to detonated his ass-bomb near landing time on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route to Detroit, Michigan. This occurred when Israeli intelligence was in charge of the Amsterdam airport security.

And gosh, you do remember Abdulmutallab’s father even informed the U.S. embassy that his son had “been radicalized” before the event.

Funny thing, Awlaki wasn’t in control of the Amsterdam airport or the American Embassy.  And Awlaki is conveniently DEAD but still lives as you will see!

But finally the tie in ………… Said Kouachi, one of the brothers responsible for the Charlie Hedbo attack, according to The Associated Press, had lived with Abdulmutallab, the underwear bomber.

And Abdulmutallab had been, in fact working under cover for Saudi intelligence and the CIA when he was given a new non­metallic type bomb aimed at getting past airport security. That was according to what US and Yemeni officials had told The Associated Press in May 2012.

So.

Now we have Chérif Kouachi and Said Kouachi as the weapons of choice to attack Charlie Hebdo. And we have Amedy Coulibaly the terrorist who was involved in killing an unarmed woman police officer and he was the hostage-taker and gunman in the kosher market where four of the hostages were killed.

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But during the market crisis the hostages said that Coulibaly yelled out:

“We are just telling you we are the defenders of the prophet and that I Chérif Kouachi have been sent by Al Qaida of Yemen and that I went over there and that Anwar Al- Awaki financed me.”

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The three men were all members of the same Paris jihadist cell.

Now is that a bit odd to you? Notice the quote doesn’t say “I” (Coulibaly) but “I” (Chérif Kouachi) and proceeds to tie in Al Qaida and Anwar Al-Awaki.

And then think about the Kouachi brothers conveniently leaving their ID in the getaway car.

Well Dr. Watson it appears someone is trying to tell us something. And rather emphatically.

But it is useful to know that Chérif Kouachi, Said Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly had been tracked and monitored because they were involved is terrorist activities. They were arrested many times, yet were allowed to continue training and plotting with fellow Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria groups.

Then about 6 months ago, French intelligence decided the suspects’ serial offenses along with their direct contact with Al Qaeda – including the receiving of terrorist training and battlefield experience fighting along side them in Syria – were “low risk” cases and therefore not worthy of their attention.

And if you are interested, six months, coincidentally, is about the typical length of time that security and intelligence “sting operations” take to set up and target terrorists operations. This time frame provides an appropriate time within which an event like these attacks could have been planned, funded, and eventually carried out.

It does follow a trusted pattern. A blatantly obvious terror cell, known to authorities, “drops out of sight”, and then set loose at an appropriate moment. And then executed making sure that the “terrorists” are executed as well. Mission accomplished.

This pretty much has all the telltale signs of a guided military-intelligence operation.

And the “hit-date” was pre-planned because Coulbaly drove his wife, Hayat Boumeddiene, to Madrid, Spain and stayed with her until January 2nd when he returned to France and she flew on to Istanbul, Turkey stayed for four days then moved to Akçakale,Turkey and then crossed into Syria on January 8th the day of the attack. Her movements were watched by MIT (Turkey’s intelligence agency) using cellphone tracking.

Well what does all this mean? Why was this attack carried out? Who wins?

Tubularsock figures first, who needs to be scared into line? AND WHY?

The short list for the possible rationale for this attack is as follows:

1. The U.S. government executed the attack to punish France for its independent foreign policy, citing its vote at the United Nations to recognize Palestine as a state.

2.Both France and Germany are baulking over the economic hit they are taking over the Russian sanctions. And talking about ending them. This attack could have been done to refocus their commitment to the American cause.

3.NATO needs public support of its ISIS war and it’s Syrian destruction. The attack could help to enrage the publics of Europe into a stronger fear based hatred of Moslems.

4.France is being targeted by Israel since its lower house last month voted to recognize Palestine, which allowed the occupied state to become part of the International Criminal Court, with the power to hold the Zionist state responsible for genocide. An enraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that it would be a “grave mistake” if the French parliament recognized Palestinian statehood.

5.The President of Turkey has suggested French security forces are to blame for the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, since the culprits had recently served prison sentences.

Doesn’t their intelligence organization track those who leave prison?

“French citizens carry out such a massacre, and Muslims pay the price,” President Erdogan said.

In any chess match you may have to sacrifice a few pawns in order to check-mate the King. Pawns are expendable to a point.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his 1998 book The Grand Chessboard states that, “Without sustained and directed American involvement, before long the forces of global disorder could come to dominate the world scene. And the possibility of such a fragmentation is inherent in the geopolitical tensions not only of today’s Eurasia but of the world more generally  . . . that puts a premium on maneuver and manipulation in order to prevent the emergence of a hostile coalition that could eventually seek to challenge America’s primacy.”

Whatever the case whenever these types of terrorist activities take place it is safe to say that somewhere in the line of command you’ll find the CIA and Mossad …… hey, that’s what they do.

Remember, it was the CIA  that  assisted in creating al-Qaeda.

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Now Tubularsock ran across this article by Lawrence Davidson who is a retired professor of history from West Chester University in West Chester PA. His academic research focused on the history of American foreign relations with the Middle East. He taught courses in Middle East history, the history of science and modern European intellectual history.

Now this is a view about the Israel-Palestinian Conflict that Tubularsock happens to agree with and the insights here are well documented.

Tubularsock, as always, encourages comments. Feel free to say what you mean!

“But Is It Good for the Jews?”

If you are over fifty and were raised in a Jewish household, you either heard this question, “but is it good for the Jews?” explicitly asked numerous times or were subtly encouraged to think the question to yourself. It reflects a group-centered concern born of the memory of anti-Semitic hostility and a seemingly unending vulnerability, and it can apply to almost any public action: federal or local legislation, cultural trends, foreign policy decisions, etc.

I do not know how many of the younger generation of American Jews, known to be very secular and prone to religious intermarriage, still ask this question, but there can be no doubt that it is still there on the tips of almost every Jewish tongue of that generation for whom World War II is still well remembered.

After World War II most Jews assumed that the Zionist movement and the Israeli state were good for the Jews. Indeed, they assumed that they were necessary goods – necessary for the very survival of the Jewish people. To that end, it was alleged, Israel would provide a haven from the anti-Semitism that so devastated the Jews of Europe.

There were those who took issue with this perspective, but they were few in number and without influence. Zionism triumphed and in 1948 the State of Israel was proclaimed. Today we have 66 years of history to judge Zionism and Israeli nationalism. So, after these six and a half decades, it is time we ask the question once more. Can we still assume that Zionism and Israel are good for the Jews?

Part II – Looking for the Answer

Here are some observations, given by thoughtful and knowledgable people, both Jews and non-Jews, and some facts easily accessed, that help us answer the question:

— Israeli behavior toward the Palestinians has involved tactics of ethnic cleansing and mass murder, often justified as “self-defense.” In terms of the latest violence in Gaza, the United Nations estimates that at least 73% of the fatalities inflicted by Israel were civilians. There is good evidence that Israel has been purposely targeting Gaza economic assets so as to impoverish its people. To this end Israel’s Deputy Interior Minister Eli Yishai proclaimed that the “goal of the operation [code-named Protective Edge by the Israeli military] is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.”

— How do Israeli Jews feel about this situation? Or perhaps a better way of putting this would be: how have Israeli Jews been culturally programmed to judge such behavior on the part of their government? According to the latest polls up to 97% of them support the current operation in Gaza. Do outside opinions matter to them? Not to most. 63% assume that “the whole world is against us.”

These numbers suggest that only a very few Israeli Jews understand what is happening to them as they live their lives in a state dedicated to the displacement of another people and the absorption of their land.

— One of those who sees the damage to the Jews is Zeev Sternhell, a well-known scholar and “Israel prize laureate.” He equates present-day Israel to Vichy France – a country “falling into the hands of the right-wing with the support of a vast majority of the population.” This includes the intellectuals, whom he defines as the “professors and the journalists.” Thus, the attack on Gaza has led to “absolute conformism on the part of Israel’s intellectuals” and the “intellectual bankruptcy of the mass media.” According to Sternhell “democracy crumbles when the intellectuals, the educated classes, toe the line of the thugs or look at them with a smile.”

— There is also a sense of alarm among some Jews outside of Israel. Henry Siegman is president of the U.S./Middle East Project and former national director of the American Jewish Congress. Referring to the latest Israeli attack on Gaza, Siegman observes that “the slaughter of Palestinian civilians and the Dresden-like reduction to rubble of large parts of Gaza by Israel’s military forces in the name of its own citizens’ security has exposed the hypocrisy that lies at the heart of Israel’s dealings with the Palestinians. Israel’s claim to the right of self-defense in order to prevent its victims’ emergence from under its occupation is the ultimate expression of chutzpa.”

In addition he notes that “Too many Israelis seem to believe – indeed, to take absolutely for granted – that they have the God-given right to occupy, suppress, disenfranchise and displace non-Jews … in Israel.”

Siegman is not alone in his condemnation. Recently a number of Holocaust survivors and children of survivors placed a notice in the New York Times. In part it stated: “We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society. … In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.”

— Scott McConnell, the founding editor of the American Conservative is not Jewish, but he too has been observing Israeli behavior and its evolution. Here is how he describes the country’s present state: “This now is Israel, a country … where imposing collective punishment of innocents is the main point, whose elected officials pine openly for concentration camps and genocide. … Hyper-nationalistic, loaded with nuclear weapons, deeply racist, persuaded that opposition to it is derived from anti-Semitism, feeling that the Holocaust gives it license to do whatever it wants and that the normal rules of international conduct will never apply to it.”

So, we must ask, just how good is all this for the Jews?

Part III – Rising Anti-Semitism

Let’s recall that Israel’s reason for being was to give Jews shelter from the ravages of anti-Semitism. That was certainly Theodor Herzl’s motivation. By any rational standard, Zionist Israel has failed in this regard. Indeed, with but very few exceptions, it is hard to imagine anywhere less safe for Jews than present-day Israel. And, there is growing evidence that Israeli behavior is a major source of today’s increasing anti-Semitism.

M. J. Rosenberg, a well-known Jewish American commentator, has analyzed this latter issue and noted the difference in levels of publicly expressed anti-Semitic feelings during the leadership of Yitzhak Rabin and Benjamin Netanyahu. His suggestion is that when it appeared, during Rabin’s prime ministership, that Israel wanted a just peace with the Palestinians (whether this appearance was accurate or not), public expressions of anti-Semitism went down.

However, when Israel behaves with wanton aggression against Palestinians, as it has in Gaza, instances of anti-Semitism go up. Since wanton aggression has certainly characterized most of the history of Israeli behavior toward Palestinians, it is fair to say that such actions constitute an important source of growing anti-Semitism.

Part IV – Finding the Answer

Most Zionists and Israeli Jews are ideologues. That is, they see the world through the ideology of Zionism and Israeli nationalism, and this narrows their ability to see things, especially their own behavior, in an objective way. For instance, they insist that their economic impoverishment, ethnic cleansing and periodic slaughter of the Palestinians are carried out in “self-defense.”

However, they absolutely refuse to consider that Palestinian violence against Israel is a reaction to Israeli policies and practices, particularly those of occupation, land confiscation and police state rule. In other words, Zionism and Israeli nationalism have blinded Israeli policy makers and their supporters to the consequences of their actions. That state of mind is not good for anyone, be they individuals or groups.

So we are brought back to our original question – can we assume that Zionism and Israel are good for the Jews? The answer is no, we cannot. Zionism failed the Jews by insisting on an Israel for one group alone. That insistence has inevitably led to racism, discrimination and ethnic cleansing.

These are not practices that have characterized modern Jewry and so it is simply wrong to equate Zionism with Judaism and insist that Israel stands in for the world’s Jews – errors now made by both Zionists and real anti-Semites. The more Jews who understand this, and begin to publicly distance themselves from both Zionism and Israel, the better, for they can safely assume both are bad for the Jews.

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