Thursday, May 17, 2018

Exterminate the brutes!

"The Russian-Israeli-Iranian conundrum in Syria" (Bhadrakumar).  Putin's diplomatic juggling, clever enough so he remains pals with everybody - you don't get the Putin you want, just the Putin you need.

Tweet (Adam H. Johnson):
"amazing how the David Frum and Anne Applebaum and Evan McMullins of the world have a definition of "authoritarianism" that excludes every non-Trump specific transgression the US does, ignores Israel, exempts wars of aggression, overlooks CIA/FBI and only applies to enemy states."
We're in the tail end of the era where the US could use terms from human rights and political and democratic morality to describe itself and its enemies, without everybody laughing.

"Iran Deal Abandoned, INF Next. US Steadily Dismantling Arms Control" (Gorka).  With demonstrated massive superiority of the Russians in new weaponry, it is a particularly stupid time for the Americans to be picking an arm's race, so of course they are, in line with all other recent imperial decisions to do the stupidest thing.

"Inside Ecuador's Multi-Million Dollar Operation To Spy On Julian Assange" (Durden).  Most of this is from the previous regime, which was actually trying to be helpful.  There is a current high need for whistleblowers with very embarrassing information from within the government of Ecuador.

"Ecuador’s Ex-President Rafael Correa Denounces Treatment of Julian Assange as “Torture”" (Greenwald).  "The Guardian Rejoices in the Silencing of Assange" (Murray). "WikiLeaks and whistleblowers condemn new allegations against Julian Assange" (Cogan). Probably would have been wise for the Guardian to tamp down the gloating.  I assume there was some big conspiracy behind the instant 180 degree shift between the Guardian being on Assange's side, and a 'partner' in disseminating information (you know, like journalists are supposed to do), and turning into raving anti-Assange fanatics.  Of course, as important as Assange is personally in allowing us to know things we need to know, this is more important than Assange, as the Powers-That-Be and their 'journalist' allies want to establish the principle that dissent will not be tolerated, with consequent punishment so horrible that nobody will dare try it.

""Operation Crossfire Hurricane": FBI Sent Strzok On Secret Mission To London Before Election" (Durden).  Russiagate has still led to nothing incriminating against Trump - though that group with Trump/Putin Derangement Syndrome whisper, with increasing desperation, that it is still early days, with the real dirt yet to come out - but (perhaps ironic) ugly evidence of abuse of power by the IC and Obama-Clinton partisans in their anti-Trump machinations.  If Mueller were an honest man - and there is not a shred of evidence during his entire career to suggest that he is -  he'd come out with a bunch of indictments against the Never-Trumpers, the real criminals here.  Of course, one thing he is proving is that everybody in Washington is on the grift, and it is not pretty.

"Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records" (Farrow).  I have to say this is one of the least plausible whistleblower motivations I have ever heard.  The most interesting thing about Cohen is that Washington is so corrupt that big corporations would pay him - a guy expressly excluded from any position in the Administration, no doubt because he was perceived as a sleazebag - hundreds of thousands of dollars just on the hope that his iffy proximity to the Administration might bring some benefits.

"Initial Coin Scams" (Roubini).  It is rare to see scams on such a massive scale which are less plausible than, but essentially similar to, email offers from Nigerian princes. Who falls for this crap?

The huge advantage of the Khazars, and the cause of their imminent downfall, is that they are supremacists who don't realize that they are supremacists, or what supremacism sounds like to non-psychopaths:  tweet (Anderson Cooper 360°):
"Hamas is responsible for “human sacrifice” in Gaza, says @TomFriedman. “I am sorry, when you throw thousands… of the flower of your youth against an Israeli fence … it was inevitable that a lot of people were going to get killed … and Hamas knew that”"
It is particularly striking to hear a Khazar complain about 'human sacrifice' when it is apparent that part of the Khazar motivation for the massacres is shedding blood of the goyim to sanctify the new embassy and the Khazar land theft project (the blood 'libel').  Note the obvious, and consistent, hasbara talking point that this whole series of massacres is on Hamas, as if they had the power to force such huge crowds to throw themselves into Israeli bullets (and as if the poor Israelis had no choice but to shoot in the face of such tempting provocation from the PR masterminds at Hamas).  See also:  "GAG: NYT Publishes Major Human Interest Piece Saying Israelis Feel Bad About Opening Fire on Protesters" (Anglin).  You could write these articles before the atrocity, as the (((media))) will always do everything it can to protect its supremacists: "Passive media whitewash Israel’s massacre in Gaza" (Abunimah).

"Israel, Like the Nazis, Values "Postenpflicht" by Publius Tacitus".  I will always believe that Israel is the current vessel for the spirit of National Socialism, as if it flew out of the corpse of Germany in the mid-40s, and landed in the Middle East. People would say this is ironic, but it is not if you consider the crucial role in National Socialism in creating the 'refugee crisis' that stoked the stolen land with Khazars.  Every Israeli city and town should have a venerated statue of Adolf Hitler.

"Kill and Kill and Kill" (Makdisi):
"The Palestinians targeted and executed one-by-one by Israeli snipers had gathered to demand their right of return to their lands and homes inside the rest of Palestine, from the coastal plain up to and including Jerusalem.  They or their parents or grandparents were driven from their homes during the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 for the simple reason that they are not Jewish: too many non-Jews in the putative Jewish state would not make for much of a Jewish state after all.  (“There could be no Jewish state with a large and hostile Arab minority in its midst.  There would be no such state.  It would not be able to exist,” the Israeli historian Benny Morris bluntly pointed out in an interview justifying ethnic cleansing with the newspaper Ha’aretz in 2004; “a Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians . . . [therefore] it was necessary to uproot them”).  They have been denied the right to return to their homes ever since for the same reason: they are not Jewish, and their presence would upset the carefully-engineered demographic tables maintained by the state to preserve its tenuous claim to an exclusively Jewish identity.  The maintenance of that demographic balance and the suspension of their political and human rights are inseparable from one another: the one enables, produces and requires the other.

The demographer Arnon Sofer of Haifa University is the architect of the current isolation of Gaza.  In 2004, he advised the government of Ariel Sharon to withdraw Israeli forces from within Gaza, seal the territory off from the outside world, and simply shoot anyone who tries to break out.  “When 2.5 million people live in a closed-off Gaza, it’s going to be a human catastrophe,” Sofer told an interviewer in the Jerusalem Post (11 November 2004); “Those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam.  The pressure at the border will be awful.  It’s going to be a terrible war.  So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill.  All day, every day.”  He added that “the only thing that concerns me is how to ensure that the boys and men who are going to have to do the killing will be able to return home to their families and be normal human beings.”

This imperative to kill and kill and kill human “animals” explains the violence taking place at the gates of Gaza—which has been sealed off precisely according to Sofer’s prescription—for the past several weeks, most calamitously this Monday.  The killing now taking place is, in other words, exactly, to the letter, the “killing and killing and killing” he called for fourteen years ago.  Calmly premeditated and intentionally designed by its architect, it is equally calmly and intentionally being carried out by Israeli soldiers (about whose psychological traumas I, unlike Sofer, am not even remotely interested).  In response to the current killing and shooting, a senior member of the Israeli parliament, Avi Dichter, reassured his audience on live television on Monday that they need not be unduly concerned.  Their army, he told them, “has enough bullets for everyone.”  If every man, woman and child in Gaza gathers at the gate, in other words, there is a bullet for every one of them. They can all be killed, no problem.

Remember Kurtz in Heart of Darkness? “Exterminate the brutes!”  The genocidal intent expressed by the likes of Sofer and Dichter—mainstream and senior figures in Israeli politics—is so obvious as to make assiduous interpretation of their words unnecessary.  The people of Gaza are exterminable because they are not Jewish: that is what the situation amounts to, not according to critics of the siege of Gaza, but according to its architects, planners, enablers and supporters.  For that exterminability, and the ability to calmly and methodically transact it (“kill and kill and kill”) guarantees one thing, according to Sofer (in that same interview): “it guarantees a Zionist-Jewish state with an overwhelming majority of Jews.”  To be clear then: according to its own planners and architects—these are their words, not mine—the maintenance of a “Zionist-Jewish” state fundamentally requires the Israeli army to prepare itself with a bullet for every man, woman and child in Gaza, and to shoot them one by one if they approach the gates penning them in.  And if none of them are left after the smoke clears, well, so much the better; Israeli “boys and men” will return to their families and sleep better at night for not having to kill them any longer."
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