In the presidential election of 2014, Syrians voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Bashar Assad
[ Ed. note – Amnesty International has released a report alleging that as many as 13,000 people were murdered by Syrian government authorities at a prison near Damascus since 2011. Among the charges are that large numbers of people were “hanged” in the middle of the night and that people also were “repeatedly tortured and systematically deprived of food, water, medicine and medical care.” Additionally we are told that bodies were “taken away by the truckload and buried in mass graves.”
An analysis of the report by Tony Cartalucci, however, points to a scarcity of any solid evidence to back up the rather lurid claims, and the writer describes the report as “fabricated entirely in the United Kingdom.” Russia has also denounced the report, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova calling it “a fake” and dismissing it as “yet another targeted act of provocation aimed at pouring oil on the fire of the dying-down conflict within Syria.”
Worth considering also is that this is not by any means the first time Amnesty International has issued a report fulminating against the Syrian government. You can go here to read an analysis of two earlier Amnesty reports (one issued in 2011 and the other in 2012) in which questions are raised about accuracy and veracity–and there is also an article here discussing Amnesty’s highlighting of the Syrian conflict in a fundraising appeal last year.
Validating the mainstream media narrative on Syria seems, then, to be an Amnesty métier. ]
Amnesty International Admits Syrian ‘Saydnaya’ Report Fabricated Entirely in the UK
…the Syrian authorities’ violations at Saydnaya amount to crimes against humanity. Amnesty International urgently calls for an independent and impartial investigation into crimes committed at Saydnaya.
However, even at a cursory glance, before even reading the full body of the report, under a section titled, “Methodology,” Amnesty International admits it has no physical evidence whatsoever to substantiate what are admittedly only the testimony of alleged inmates and former workers at the prison, as well as figures within Syria’s opposition.
But with Goldman Sachs and Soros destroying one country after another, they do not stand a chance. By now we are all Palestinians. David Icke knows it and he is not alone!!!
The following pathetic video was produced by the Campaign Against Antisemitism, an Israeli Hasbara unit operating in Britain. This video won’t hurt David Icke. Instead, it proves once again that Jewish power is the ability to silence discussion on Jewish power. This power is proving less effective by the day.
حاولت الصحافة السعودية، ومعها المتناغمة فرنسياً، مع التقدير السعودي نفسه بين مكسب ومعلومة «مطلوبة» الترويج لمقتل أو مرض الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد بروايتين مختلفتين في النهار نفسه، وهو الذي يشكل أول عنصر من الثغرة في الرواية السياسية برمّتها، وذلك عبر نشر سيناريو عن تفاصيل المعلومة المنشورة لكلتا الجهتين الفرنسية والسعودية «لو بوان» و«عكاظ» مفادها أن هناك فريقاً روسياً يعاين الأسد المريض الذي يعاني من ورم دماغي. وأن الأمر لا يزال طيّ الكتمان. الرواية الثانية تتحدّث عن عملية اغتيال على يد أحد حراسه نجا منها الأسد، لكنه في المستشفى بحال خطيرة.
يمكن أخذ الروايتين بعين الاستهتار ببداية القراءة لكن التقدير الأول لا يؤخذ أمنياً نحو تصنيفه فقط في إطار الإشاعات، حسب خبير أمني لـ«البناء»، التي هي جزء من اللعبة أيضاً، فالأخطر هنا هو ما يُعرف بالرابط بين الخيال العلمي المستخدم منذ الأزمة والذي تطلبه سيناريوات هوليوودية وبين الرسائل التي تجعل إشارات الاستخبارات والتجنيد مترجمة عبر أقلام معنية بالمطلوب «تنفيذه» .
واذا كانت مسألة إطلاق النار من حارس الأسد الشخصي للوهلة الاولى مضحكة, فإن أي أمني يعرف أن هذا الأمر يمكن أن يشكل رسالة تجنيد غير مباشرة وطريقة استدراج جدية لحراس الأسد في محاولة لاستمالتهم أو شراء ما أمكن من ضمائرهم.
. سيناريو اغتيال الرئيس السوري على يد أحد حراسه، ليس الاول من نوعه فمنذ الأزمة السورية تكرر هذا النص أكثر من مرة ما يعني أن النص المذكور خرج عن الإطار الصحافي ودخل لعبة الاستخبارات والرسائل المتبادلة.
رواية الاغتيال روّج لها في شهر آذار من عام 2013 موقع «إسرائيلي»، فنقلت عنه «لو بوان» الفرنسية «افتراضياً» الخبر بدورها من دون تأكيده.
وهذا ما نشره منذ أربع سنوات موقع عبري يدعى «نيوز وان» «أطلق ضابط يُدعى «مهدي اليعقوبي»، إيراني الجنسية النار على الأسد، وهو حارسه الشخصي فتم نقله إلى مستشفى الشامي في حالة خطيرة». وتوقف بث التلفزيون متوقعاً أن يكون السبب في ذلك هو محاولة السلطات السورية التعتيم على الأمر، حتى يتم الاتفاق على خليفته. مجلة «لوبوان» الفرنسية عزّزت الخبر حينها، فقالت إن احتمالات مقتل الرئيس السوري باتت كبيرة، مع تزايد الإشاعات حول تعرّضه لاغتيال على يد حارسه الشخصي.
اليوم تعيد المجلة الفرنسية الأسبوعية « لو بوان» نشر الرواية على «ذمة المواقع العربية»، من دون تعديل مع تأكيد وقوعها… وفي البحث نجد أن الرواية ليست موجودة على موقع «لو بوان» الفرنسي الرسمي، ولا اثر لها سوى أن مواقع عربية نقلت عن «لو بوان» الفرنسية.
إذاً، أصل الرواية «إسرائيلي» منذ أعوام واليوم تتجدد بلسان مواقع سعودية ما يعني أن هذا الأمر غير محصور في مسألة إطلاق إشاعة بقدر خطورتها وما تعنيه من إمكانية التأثير على فريق عمل الأسد مثلاً أو زرع الشك في نفس الأسد وهي أساليب «إسرائيلية» معروفة تعاطت بمثلها مع حزب الله ونشرت روايات عديدة عن السيد نصرالله.
باتت قصة قتل الرئيس السوري على يد حارسه دعوة أو رسالة لتنفيذ هذا النوع من الاغتيال، إذا أتيحت الفرصة في حالات، كقيام الرئيس بتوجيه خطاب ما أو ما شابه وهو ما يستدعي «استنفاراً» جدياً للقيادة السورية التي لا يجب أن تُحاكم على أساس نيات تشويش صحافي فقط خالية تماماً من الدس، مع ما تود الأجهزة العبرية من تعميمه عن ضعف الأسد واعتماده على ايران حتى على مستوى حارس شخصي أي «انعدام» الثقة المتبادلة بينه وبين عسكريي بلاده.
اليوم تروّج المصادر نفسها رواية أخرى في اليوم نفسه تسعى فيها إلى تعزيز فكرة «سلخ» نصرالله عن لبنانيته، وهي هدف «دائم» بحد ذاته، وتتويجه قائداً لـ«ميليشيات» ايران في المنطقة كلها، حسب رواية صحيفة سعودية أي الحشد الشعبي العراقي وحزب الله السوري وأنصار الله اليمني وغيرهم ..
الروايتان تتضمنان في التوقيت نفسه عنصراً «إيرانياً» يسعى لتكريس الأسد ونصرالله عميلين لإيران خارجين عن رغبة جمهوريهما وبلديهما ومنشقين عن المصلحة الوطنية بمحاولة لزرع فتن محلية بأسلوب مستنفز وركيك.
الهدف «الإسرئيلي» مفهوم عكس العناد السعودي اللافت في عدم تلقي المتغيّرات السياسية والتقدم نحو إيران للحلول. وهو ما فاق المنطق سياسياً ونفسياً, ليطرح السؤال الأساس عن الرؤية السياسية في قراءة مسؤولي المملكة للوقائع: كيف يمكن مثلاً لنظام دولة أن يقود نفسه نحو الهاوية سياسياً بهذه الطريقة، متجاهلاً ما جرى منهجياً في المشاريع والنتائج التي فرضت نفسها في ايران أولاً بعد التوقيع على الملف النووي مع الغرب، وفي سورية ثانياً؟
لا مانع لو انعطفت الحكومة السعودية قليلاً أو بدّلت وتحوّلت باستراتيجيتها مثل ما فعلت الحكومة التركية، بعدما انكشفت الأمور على ما هي عليه اليوم في الميدان السوري، خصوصاً بعد الواقعة الحلبية. ربما لا يحتاج النظام السعودي لمخططات من خصومه لينهار أبداً، وربما لا يسعى خصومه لهذا, يكفي استمرار هذه العقلية التي لا تتعاطى مع المتغيرات لتدمّره تدريجياً من دون أن يبذل أحد جهداً في ذلك.
في كل الأحوال وبحالة نصر الله يغيب عن المعنيين في السعودية أن المجموعات المسلحة المذكورة كلها التي تسميها ميليشيات إيرانية تجد فيه «سلفاً» قائداً روحياً لقضيتها من دون تنصيبه رسمياً أو منحه «لقباً» وهو رابط أقوى بكثير في الحساب الاستراتيجي والعقائدي والنفسي، بناء على تجربته مع «إسرائيل» بالنسبة اليهم.
Baruch Spinoza left the Jews. Heinrich Heine became a Christian. A few others, such as Israel Shamir and myself, a decade ago, simply drifted away.
Recently, Israeli historian Shlomo Sand announced that he too was no longer a Jew. I read his manuscript in Hebrew with great interest but soon realized that while he indeed stopped identifying as a Jew, he still hadn’t removed himself from kosher binaries.
“I don’t write for anti-Semites, I regard them as totally ignorant or people who suffer from an incurable disease,” (How I Ceased To Be A Jew p’ 21). Lines like these, echoing as they do the language of the ADL, made me feel very uncomfortable and, when it came to the Holocaust, Sand, who is usually so astute and profound, somehow managed to lose it. The Nazis are “beasts”, and their rise to power metaphorically he described as a “beast awakening from its lair.”Despite my respect for Sand, I would expect a leading, inspirational historian and a former-Jew to have moved beyond such banal Hasbara-recycled clichés.
This week, in the Jewish progressive magazine Mondoweiss, Avigail Abarbanel, an ex-Israeli and anti- Zionist informed us that she too has now ‘left the cult,’. I agreed with most of Abarbanel’s arguments against Israel and Zionism but I was nonetheless alarmed at the intellectual dishonesty at the core of her argument.
“Rarely can people inside a cult see where they are. If they could, the cult wouldn’t be what it is” Abarbanel points out. “They think that they are members of a special group that has a special destiny, and is always under threat.”
Thus does Abarbanel describe the Israelis, yet she fails to mention that this is also an accurate description of the Jewish left in general and the Mondoweiss/JVP cults in particular, to which she herself belongs. As we now know, just as Israel claims for itself a special place amongst the states of the world, so do the anti-Zionist Jews who, when it comes to Anti Israeli politics, operate within Jewish, racially exclusive political cells (JVP, IJAN etc.). So, if Abarbanel thinks that Israelis are at fault for being a ‘special group’ perhaps she should inform us what is the criterion that legitimates JVP and Mondoweiss being a special group within the solidarity movement?
Abarbanel continues: “cult members are taught from birth that the world outside is dangerous, that they have to huddle together for safety.” This is indeed a good description of Israeli collective psychosis, but it is also a prefect portrayal of Mondoweiss’ operational mode and it puts Mondoweiss’ campaign against Alison Weir and Greta Berlin in perfect context. It also explains why Mondoweiss banned Jeffrey Blankfort and why the Jewish outlet changed its comment policy just to make sure that it can block any attempt to criticise the Jewish state in the light of Jewish culture and my own study of Jewish tribalism. Just like Israel, Mondoweiss is terrified of the ‘dangerous worl d out there’. As far as Abarbanel’s definition of cult is concerned, Mondoweiss, JVP and Israel are actually identical.
Abarbanel is obsessed with the holocaust and this is hardly surprising. The Holocaust is currently the most popular Jewish religion. The Israeli prominent philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz observed in the 1970s that Jews believe in many different things but all Jews believe in the Holocaust.
“Have I forgotten the holocaust? No. Of course not,” Abarbanel writes. “Persecution of Jewish people throughout history was very real indeed.”
And if you expect Abarbanel, a psychotherapist by profession, to question why is it that Jews have been ‘hated throughout history,’ you’re probably wasting your time. In Abarbanel’s universe, the persecution of the Jews is a metaphysical constant. It is beyond questioning.
In her view, Jews are victims and the Goyim are oppressors.
“Jews were a hated and despised group among many cultures in Europe, and Jews have always had an uneasy co-existence with non-Jews. Any marginalised or persecuted group has an uneasy relationship with the dominant culture. Once you have been discriminated against it’s hard to trust.”
So again, despite ‘leaving the cult,’ Abarbanel’s take on the holocaust is well within that same Hasbara cult she claims to have left.
Actually, one would expect a psychotherapist to advise the Jews to look in the mirror and actually identify what is it about them that invokes so much animosity in so many different times and in so many different places. This is something Bernard Lazare, an early Zionist did just over a century ago when he identified what it was in the Jews that has made Jewish history into such a disastrous continuum. Sadly, Abarbanel falls far short of this task. Unable or unwilling to examine what is it in the Jew or in Jewishness that invokes animosity, for her, this is one step too far because to look into that question may suggest that Israel is not the problem, it is but a symptom of the problem.
In Abarbanel’s universe, the Jews are always the victims and all they have to do is to separate their victimhood from their identity. This is strange since if victimhood is embedded in Jewish existence, then surely it must also be inherent in Jewish identity. My guess is that the day Jews manage to distinguish between their victimhood and their identity will be the day they simply stop being Jews.
No, Russia and Syria did not attack the UN humanitarian aid trucks today in Aleppo. Just like Russia and Syria didn’t bomb any of those Halab hospitals back in April and May either. Just like the Syrian Arab Army and Hizbullah didn’t starve the civilians of Al-Zabadani and Madaya. Just like the SAA and its allies didn’t commit the massacres in Houla, Tremseh, Baniyas, Al-Bayda, the Old City of Homs and it goes on and on to the point of nausea. And, for the kicker, just like it wasn’t President Dr. Bashar al-Assad who unleashed sarin gas on the people of Eastern Ghouta in August 2013. All of these atrocities, including what took place this morning, were all done by the Takfiri terrorist scourge with the full support of ‘Israel’, NATO and the GCC. Syria needs to stop being treated as if it’s a “complicated” conflict. It ain’t. At all. Nor is it a “multi-pronged, internationalized, proxy war”–like Syria, Hizbullah, Iran and the Iraqi Resistance are just Russia’s pawns and not sovereign actors with more agency than perhaps any other grouping of states and movements in the Global South–as some self-aggrandizing Western pundits laughably try to make it out to be. Similar to Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia, Yemen, etc., Syria is under assault from the Washington ZOG, even if the Washington ZOG happens to be using mercenaries. Simple and plain.
Thus, every insidious allegation thrown at Damascus about “human rights abuses”, “war crimes” and the Syrian leadership’s “lack of legitimacy” are nothing less than pretexts to generate the grounds for a “shock and awe” intervention. This is the Gulf of Tonkin incident vis-à-vis Vietnam; the fake assassination attempt on ‘Israeli’ ambassador Shlomo Argov by Mossad asset Abu Nidal vis-à-vis the Zionist incursion into Lebanon in ’82; the “incubator babies” scandal vis-à-vis the ’90-’91 Gulf War; the neocon-orchestrated WMDs/yellowcake uranium deception vis-à-vis Iraq in ’03; and the nonexistent “imminent Benghazi massacre” vis-à-vis Libya in ’11 all over again. If the Zionist media is demonizing a nation on the hitlist of the US-‘Israeli’ Imperium, 110 times out of 100 it is lying with an ulterior motive and a greater–as in ‘Greater Israel’–agenda to boot.
So it bears a little bit of redundancy: No, Russia and Syria did not attack the UN humanitarian aid trucks today in Aleppo. That was Jabhat al-Nusra–I’m not going to call it “Jabhat Fateh al-Sham” because then that would bestow legitimacy on this wholly illegitimate, head-chopping, baby-murdering, Takfiri guild of bandits and thugs–and its ilk committing yet another egregious crime in service of their Zionist-Imperialist masters, who desperately needed to kick off a fresh, hasbara-ridden news cycle as a means of taking the world’s eyes off its massacre of Syrian Arab Army soldiers in Deir Ezzor and its deliberate undermining and collapsing of the “ceasefire”. The Monsters have been using the same playbook for eons: Slander the nation, invade it, overthrow its president, install a puppet, steal the resources, subvert the culture and crush dissent. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Only with Syria, the resilience of its people and national military aas well as the commitment of its allies have derailed this scenario and driven it deep into the ground. Hence why the mainstream press keeps churning out the Langley-Herzliya-produced lies. And hence why we, as the Syrian Arab Republic’s digital front line, must maintain vigilance and keep on cutting through the thick smog of MSM’s treacheries. Day by day, brick by brick, we struggle along until Truth isn’t merely “one part of the story”, but the whole story, the only story, and Syria, along with our entire region, are freed from International Zionism’s clutches.
Introducing the internal front maneuvers, supposed to kick off next week, “Israel” intended to share a bunch of studied propaganda information, which aims at “adapting” the “Israeli” audience with the size of missile threat, without terrifying it, as well as publicizing readiness among the opposing fronts.
As part of Tel Aviv’s policy after the 2006 war with Hezbollah, and learning lessons from that war, “Israel” is preparing its audience to submit to the fact that any later military confrontation will lead to bombing the internal front.
In this regard, the policy of “adapting” the audience with the huge threat comes to surface as the number of the opposite group’s missiles becomes public.
Aiming at comparison, with failing one of the main pillars in the “Israeli” dogma, which is based -among other elements- on fortifying the internal front and moving the battle to the enemy’s land, the “Israeli” leadership was keen to delude its audience that in the worst case scenario, when “Israel” gets engaged in a multi-front war with Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Iran, the “best” scenario is being exposed to the less humanitarian loss and less possible of the missiles hitting “Israeli” targets.
On the other hand, “Israel” attempted, through the report, to send a specific message to its enemies, in which it stressed that it is continuing its readiness. The report was based on an acquisition that it has been more in need of this image (the internal front’s readiness) to boost its deterring power. This acquisition of Tel Aviv’s political and security decision maker is based on the advancement Hezbollah has made regarding the future confrontation strategy. Hezbollah transformed the missile weapon into a main pillar in the counter-strategy to achieve the most possible deterring power on both strategic and practical levels against the “Israeli” technological and military superiority, in the air, land and sea.
In parallel to the directed propaganda, “Israel” couldn’t ignore the fact that such drills, as well as their media promotion, reveal direct and official confession that the internal front became an integral part of the battlefields, in any military confrontation. This was pointed out by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in the speech he delivered during the tenth anniversary of the 2006 war, as he said that
“the “Israeli” military belief which was based on… the army fighting on the enemy’s land or on the border, while the internal front is safe and sound enjoying the seashore… all of this is over.”
“Israel” doesn’t deny the fact that such transformation in the practical and strategic concept, which became possible in all of the army’s plans and maneuvers, became crystal-clear in the results of the 2006 war, and its consequences and repercussions have affected the political decision.
Besides, the “Israeli” media message that attempted to show that the missile artillery’s influence on the internal front is limited contradicts the much disciplined “Israeli” practical performance in confronting Hezbollah particularly. The most significant of such contradiction is the mutual deterring equation of which Hezbollah and its allies had provided a wide margin to resume building its military and missile abilities and developing them, as well as in the confrontation against the armed and terrorist groups in Syria and Lebanon.
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“Israel” ignored the scenario of hitting hundreds of sensitive targets not to terrify its audience.
Israelis are concerned that in the next war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese group will target petrochemical tanks in the North.
The drill scenario as well, contradicts with what the commander of the northern brigade had confessed. According to “Maariv” newspaper, Major General Eren Makov said that
the future war with Hezbollah will be very fierce on the northern front and the internal front as well, noting that Hezbollah has more than 100,000 missiles of different ranges, which means there is not any safe area in “Israel”.
Relatively, it is clear that a huge part of the promotional propaganda of the maneuver is addressing the public opinion rather than being a serious and useful attempt to affect the Hezbollah and Syria decision maker. It is not also an introduction for real influence in the regional equation.
It could be affirmed that the decision-makers in “Israel” have sensed, with their experience, the deep beliefs of its enemy on the northern front, in addition to the regional depth, which provides that the escalating development track regarding the northern front would have critical influence yet proportional. It is way far than providing a radical solution for the resistance’s deterring ability, which mainly relies on the missile power especially that it comes in parallel with also an escalating pattern in developing Hezbollah’s abilities on both quantitative and qualitative levels.
One evidence reflecting such concept is the “Israeli” regress after Hezbollah’s response to its attempts of expanding the circle of its direct military aggressions in Lebanon, in the past years, or when exceeding certain limits in Syria, not to forget the deterring messages addressed by Sayyed Nasrallah months earlier.
Anyhow, the “Israeli” internal front’s maneuver, whose name was changed by the “Israeli” military leadership from “A Turning Point” to “Standing Firm”, comes amid successive field victories achieved by the axis of resistance in Syria, and was strongly echoed in Tel Aviv, which found it signaling an increase in the risk index against its national security. “Israel” was betting that what is happening in Syria will suffice it from resuming this level of development and increasing preparations and readiness through overthrowing the Syrian regime and surrounding Hezbollah in an attempt to omit it from the internal and regional equation. However, all the bets have disappeared according to the Knesset’s Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Avi Dichter, who confessed that the “Israeli” intelligence failed in its estimations of overthrowing President al-Assad, so as western and Arab intelligence failed.
As “Israel” is facing undeniable risky reality, yet having some chances, it is still in progress of increasing its readiness and preparations, including its northern front maneuvers next week. Introducing the drills, “Israel” uncovered a group of information summing up the supposed simulation scenario, including: multi-front war with Lebanon, Golan, Iran and Gaza. The drill supposes that only 1% of the missiles that will be launched toward the “Israeli” depth would directly hit populated areas. In this regard, “Israeli” media reports noted that some 230,000 missiles, of different kinds and ranges, are directed towards “Israel”.
According to “Israeli” media promotion, the drills scenario, also supposes that a minimum of 350 or 400 “Israelis” will be killed in the multiple-front war.
In a related context, Hebrew reports noted yesterday that “Israel” in the coming war will be subject to incursion operations by Hezbollah Special Forces near the borders. The reports further added that Hezbollah owns hundreds of unmanned drones, most of which are offensive and Iranian-made, and are assigned to confront the “Israeli” airpower. Besides, the early warning systems will be operating, in addition to lessening the number of evacuated members to 750,000.
However, the most important in the entire maneuver is that it was keen to apply the hypothesis of the less number of injuries in comparison with the battle, and the less number of successful missiles, in addition to the least depth of land incursion. In return, the “Israeli” leadership intended to ignore the most logical scenario. This scenario is based on the strong “Israeli” publicized estimations over years that Hezbollah, in particular, could target hundreds of military and strategic goals in the the “Israeli” depth.
The Jewish lobby is peeved with Baroness Tonge because she shared an article about ‘Jewish power.’
The horrid Time of Israel writes, ‘It emerged that the anti-Israel peer had earlier shared an article about ‘Jewish power’ being behind Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s current woes.”
Yours truly is the author of the article Baroness Tonge shared. Apparently, the Lobby doesn’t like it when their opponents openly exchange ideas. After all, Jewish power it the power to silence criticism of Jewish power. Yet, the fact that I dare to publicly criticise Jewish power and the Baroness circulated the critique suggests that Jewish power is in a sharp decline.
Here is an interesting twist. Yesterday I was told that Hasbara agent Gary Spedding, exposed on this page last week, was active behind the scenes exerting pressure on the hero humanist baroness Tonge.
On his FB page, Spedding expressed ‘deep concerns’ regarding Baroness Tongesharing an article written by Gilad Atzmon. Spedding, who is notorious for being stupid as well as treacherous, insists that Jewish power is a known anti-Semitic trope. Someone should help Spedding to figure out that for people who live in the USA, Britain and France, Jewish Power is the medium through which our politics is taking place.
In bed with the ardent ultra Zionist Jewish lobbyist in Britain; Spedding discusses with Moshe how to expel the Baroness from the Liberal Democrat Party.
The verdict is clear. The time is long overdue for the Palestinian solidarity movement to clean its ranks or just fade away.