It doesn’t have to be this way. The USA should take a leaf out of Putin’s book and purge zionism

From Las Vegas to Iran, Zionists Appear to Rule the USA – Can We Purge them?

Grand Strategy & Global Reality: Saving Donald Trump from the Deep State

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The purpose of Grand Strategy is to assure peace and prosperity for the Nation-State – to avoid war, to prevent all possible threats from emerging, to balance all policies and their costs in an affordable, balanced, flexible, and sustainable manner. [1]

The USA does not have a grand strategy — and none of its leaders seem to understand this is suicidal.

The graphic below illustrates a three-dimensional approach to Grand Strategy, one that integrates the ten high-level threats to humanity generally and the USA specifically; [2] the twelve core policies that must be orchestrated in a Whole of Government manner on a foundation of holistic analytics and true cost economics; [3] and the major players in the world that the USA must respect if it is to achieve peace and prosperity. The red dots are where the entire US secret intelligence community (IC) focuses, and in both of these – inter-state conflict and terrorism – it is the USA that the primary antagonist pursuing elective wars not authorized by the Congress, [4] and sponsoring terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), this particular one in partnership with Israel and Saudi Arabia. [5]

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A central reason why the USA does not have a Grand Strategy is to be found in the combination of Griftopia (the merger of political crime and financial crime in what is commonly called the Deep State), [6] and the dominance of one single foreign power – Israel – such that the US Congress is actually considering a law that would make it a felony to criticize Israel and call for a boycott of Israeli products and services. [7] In other words, the US Constitution and particularly the 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech must bow to the “Israel First” mantra that is achieved by bribery, blackmail, and lies – the blatant manipulation and misrepresentation of reality to a government that is incapable of evidence-based policy-making.

A Grand Strategy would address all threats to national security, not just the two that generate obscene transfers of money from the US taxpayer to the US military-industrial complex, to Israel, and to the 40 dictators around the planet that the US support (the only two we don’t like are in North Korea and Cuba). [8]

A Grand Strategy would assure balanced sustained attention to all policies and demand that true costs be understood at every level (local to global) across every domain. Below is a depiction of what could be purchased for 25% of the current US military budget, all the more reasonable because the US military budget is known to be roughly 50% waste. [9]

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At a time when the US military budget consumes 60% of the discretionary budget and 16% of the total budget of the USA, [10] it is truly insane – criminally insane – to have 1,000 military bases all over the world (their primary purpose is to facilitate the smuggling of drugs, guns, cash, gold, and small children) [11] while having a Navy with more admirals than ships; an Air Force lacking in global reach; and an Army that has gone down the “special forces” rabbit hole and is completely lacking in serious armored forces as well as integrated Close Air Support (CAS) and serious Information Operations (IO) capabilities.

This is not to say that the USA should not have a powerful, capable military. I believe that we need a 450-ship Navy, [12] a long-haul Air Force able to deliver an armored division a week anywhere in the world, and a completely new Army centered on Col Dr. Douglas MacGregor’s vision of Reconnaissance-Strike integrated armored brigades. [13] Such a force could be built for half what we pay now, and should be based at home.

There is a geographic perspective missing from US foreign and national security policy. The President is allowing too much of his time to be consumed by a focus on distant enemies who are either not really our enemy (Iran) or not our problem (North Korea). Then there are the near “enemies” so absurd as to defy intelligent belief – Cuba and Venezuela. Below is my view of five priorities in national policy – the Home Front above all else, followed by the Americas to the south and Russia and China to the north – everywhere else is peripheral. In no instance does the US have the right to lie, cheat, or steal. We should be pursuing a foreign policy of commerce, friendship, and peace. [14]

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Below is what an evidence-based Grand Strategy might look like, depicting only the national security half. The domestic half would focus on the 99% instead of the 1%, make public education and well-being a top priority, instead of what the USA has now: a system designed to transfer wealth from the 99% to the 1%.

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It is in the above context that I must interpret President Donald Trump’s decertification of the Iran nuclear deal [15] as either insanely ill-advised, or – if he is fully aware of all aspects of the Las Vegas massacre by rogue elements of the US Government (USG) in probable partnership with Zionists [16] – an extraordinarily clever move to buy time as he prepares to purge the USG – particularly the Departments of State and Defense and the US IC agencies – of their Mossad fellow travelers.

The case of Jeffrey Epstein, a known Mossad officer or agent, whose pedophilia network includes Lolita Island and at least one “no name” hotel in New York City, both believed to be fully equipped to video-tape all manner of influential politicians, judges, and celebrities, is in my view suggestive of how the Mossad and rogue elements of the IC may be collaborating. The case of Virginia L. Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s long-time partner and daughter of Robert Maxwell, the Mossad super-spy who successfully compromised most if not all US intelligence and law enforcement information technology systems, [17] stands out. On 23 June 2016 after a settlement was reached, the entire docket was placed under seal. [18] Assuming the judge is an honest and sensible person, there is in my view only one explanation for this: that the US IC has been a full partner with the Mossad is developing pedophilia entrapment cases, and in jointly blackmailing key Members of Congress, among others. [19]

From where I sit, the foreign policy of the USA is of, by, and for the 1%, most of whom are either Zionists or controlled by Zionists. It is a mistake to think that such as statement is anti-Semitic. The power of Israel in the USA is not based on nine million Jewish voters, a tiny fraction of the total number of eligible voters. It is based on state-sponsored bribery, blackmail, and the manipulation of information, inclusive of #GoogleGestapo, a very sophisticated social media censorship system that is so good at repressing the truth and alternative media, it is being offered to Communist China for implementation. [20] Eric Schmidt, the architect of #GoogleGestapo that includes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube actively censoring conservative voices and alternative media, is in my view one of four major Zionists in the USA who could reasonably be considered a threat to the Constitution; the others are Sheldon Adelson, Michael Chertoff, and George Schwartz Soros – all of them heavily involved in the Las Vegas false flag.

Only Donald Trump can tell us if he has lost his mind or is merely buying time. I doubt the former and pray for the latter. I predict that the day will come when Iran, Russia, and a restored US Congress replete with Independents and a sufficiency of Conservatives, will come together to achieve peace in the Middle East. When that day comes, the USA will have a Grand Strategy, an Open Source Agency (OSA) capable of providing 96% of the decision-support needed to do evidence-based policy and budgeting,  [21] and a public – the 99% — that refuses to allow virtual colonialism, predatory capitalism, and unilateral militarism in its name and at its expense. Iran is not our enemy. Indeed, I am reminded of the adage, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” If Zionists are the real enemy, then Iran is our friend. [22]

Endnotes

[1] Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part I – An American Grand Strategy, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017; see also Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part II – Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Army Operations, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017 and Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part III – Strategy, Reality, Precepts, Structure, & Leadership, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017. See also my 2,500 summary reviews of non-fiction works in 98 categories and particularly two lists of lists, Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Positive Future-Oriented) and Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative Status-Quo) as well as reviews for topic of Strategy. I continue to believe that President Trump would be well served by terminating the National Security Council (NSC), replacing it with a National Strategy Board (NSB), by cutting the secret intelligence budget by 70% while creating an Open Source Agency (OSA), and by cutting the entire federal budget by 50% starting with the Department of Defense (DoD).

[2] As devised and prioritized by LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.) and other members of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, reporting out in A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility (United Nations, 2005).

[3] The author created the Earth Intelligence Network, an accredited non-profit, to establish a framework for holistic analytics, true cost economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE). The twelve polices are drawn from a quarter century of US presidential “Mandates for Change” publications. The core publications associated with his being recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize can be seen on the landing page of his personal website, see especially

[4] Cf. Garance Franke-Ruta, “All the Previous Declarations of War: Congress has formally declared war only 11 times in U.S. history, and authorized the use of military force 11 times,” The Atlantic, 31 August 2013.

[5] ISIS Saudi Arabia @ Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog; see especially Wayne Madsen, “Yes, the USA Created ISIS, Along With ….Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 10 September 2016

[6] Matt Taibbi, Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History (Spiegel & Grau, 2011). The best book on the concept of a Deep State is that by Peter Dale Scott, The American Deep State: Big Money, Big Oil, and the Struggle for U.S. Democracy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Robert Steele, in many video appearances, has helped the concepts of Deep State, False Flag, and Fake News gain currency in the Alternative Media.

[7] Cf. Aniqa Raihan, “Nearly 50 Senators Want to Make It a Felony to Boycott Israel,” The Nation, 4 August 2017. The bill is also being co-sponsored by many Members of the House of Representatives. Israel over-played its hand here; US citizens should seek to dismiss from office every co-sponsor of this legislation as each has clearly made a commitment to Israel First. A complete list of both Senators and Representatives co-sponsoring the Israel First legislation can be found at #UNRIG: Roster of Senators and Representatives Who Place Israel First in Betrayal of Their Oath to the US Constitution and in Betrayal of Every One of Their Constituents, Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 21 July 2017.

[8] Cf. Keith Johnson, “$30,000 in U.S. Aid for every Israeli; 14.9 million Adult Americans Unemployed!Attending the World, 13 March 2010, and (Ambassador) Mark Palmer, Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

[9] Used with the permission of Medard Gabel, for many years the deputy to Buckminster Fuller. His books on holistic design are extraordinary, see for example Designing a World that Works for All: Solutions & Strategies for Meeting the World’s Needs: Tenth Anniversary Edition (CreateSpace, 2015). On military waste and dishonesty in the USA see Robert Steele, “The National Military Strategy: Dishonest Platitudes,” CounterPunch, 6 July 2015 and on waste across major policy domains in the US see Agriculture: Nadia Arumugam, “UN Says Europe Wastes 50% of Fruit and Vegetables – and America Isn’t Must Better,” Forbes (4 October 2012), Dana Gunders, “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill,” National Resources Defense Council, August 2012; Energy: Barry Fischer, “US Wastes 61-86% Of Its Energy,” CleanTechnica, 26 August 2013; Health: Michael Galper et al, “The price of excess: Identifying waste in healthcare spending,” PriceWaterhouseCoopers, April 2008; Military: Scot Paltrow, “Behind the Pentagon’s doctored ledgers, a running tally of epic waste,” Reuters, 18 November 2013, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, “U.S. Defense Spending Compared to Other Countries,” Peter G. Peterson Foundation, 1 June 2017, Perry Chiaramonte, “War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan,” Fox News, 28 July 2014; Water: Robert David Steele, “Water: Soul of the Earth, Mirror of Our Collective Souls,” Huffington Post, 7 January 2011.

[10] Combining the category of Military Spending (54%) and Veterans’ Benefits (6%) yields 60%. “President’s Proposed 2016 Budget: Discretionary Spending,” National Priorities, 9 February 2015.

[11] Steele, Robert with Mohsen Abdenmoumen, “Robert David Steele: CIA Uses 1000 of US Overseas Bases to Facilitate the Smuggling of Drugs, Cash, Gold, Guns, and Small Children for the Elite,” American Herald Tribune, 20 February 2017.

[12] 450 Ship Navy @ Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog.

[13] Doug MacGregor @ Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog.

[14] Congressman Ron Paul is the most sensible senior voice in America on this point, see his collected Congressional speeches at A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship (Foundation for Rational, 2007). Contrast the existing “big stick, big expense” national security policy of the Chinese – an effective military including naval forces more than adequate for a South China Sea confrontation with hollow US forces, at a tiny fraction of the US military budget, while creating a global grid of commerce and construction highlights by ports, airfields, high speed rails, and mining. This story is best told by Parag Khana, Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution (Orion, 2016). Where China and Russia have failed is in the information domain – they have not understood that the post-Google Internet must be both open source and totally encrypted and distributed, as well as free to the lower billions in the form of an open source cell phone that requires no towers (FM band) and no batteries (RF recharging). That is what will create infinite wealth in keeping with the vision of C. K. Prahalad, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, Revised and Updated 5th Anniversary Edition: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits (Pearson FT Press, 2009)

[15] “Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, slaps sanctions on IRGC in broadside at ‘radical regime’,” Fox News, 13 October 2017; and Office of the Press Secretary, “President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran,” The White House, 13 October 2017.

[16] Steele, Robert. “Las Vegas Massacre: A Hybrid False-Flag, Treason, or an Act of War?American Herald Tribune, 6 October 2017.

[17] Martin Dillon and Gordon Thomas, Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul (Da Capo Press, 2003).

[18] Conchita Sarnoff, “Jeffrey Epstein: Money Conquers Justice, Deception Reigns,” The Daily Caller, 26 May 2017.

[19] The author is an appointed Commissioner for the project on elite pedophilia of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice, and is also the author of the Foreword to a book by West Point graduate Joachim Hagopian, Pedophila & Empire: Satan, Sodomy & the Deep State, being published free online by the chapter and eventually to be offered as a book at Amazon.

[20] #GoogleGestapo @ Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog.

[21] General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), when he was Commanding General of the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) then engaged in two wars and twelve joint task force actions, is on record as saying that he received, “at best,” 4% of what he needed to know from the US IC.  Cf. Graphic: Tony Zinni on 4% “At Best” and Tony Zinni: Background & Confirmation of the 4% “At Best” Quote on Secret versus Open Sources, both at Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, respectively 30 December 2012 and 7 December 2010. My retired peers agree that 70% of the US IC budget could be cut if the remaining 30% were managed honestly and – my work – an Open Source Agency (OSA) at $2 billion a year was creating unclassified decision-support for everyone.  I am told President Trump is considering the creation of an OSA. Cf. Robert Steele, “Intelligence for the President—and Everyone Else,” Counterpunch, 1 March 2009 and “Defense Intelligence: Seven Strikes,” CounterPunch, 2 July 2014.

[22] The simple-minded as well as the devious will always try to label any reasoned commentary about Zionists to be anti-Semitic.  Apart from the fact that the Jewish state and religion are both invented, and that the Ashkenazi Jews emerged from the Khazars in Eastern Europe, when I use the term Zionist I refer to state-sponsored bribery, blackmail, and deception, and to those individuals who choose to betray their own country in service to Zionism. Donald Trump got the first half of the message right: America First. He must now complete the message: there is no room in America for Israel First, nor for Zionist profiteering at the expense of the 99%, 23% of whom are unemployed at this time.  Cf. Shaul Stamfer, “Are We All Khazars Now?Jewish Review of Books, Spring 2014; Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso, 2010) and Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland (Verso, 2012). On unemployment see John Williams, Shadow Government Statistics, accessed 14 October 2017. For an understanding of how US banking families under the control of foreign banking families created the Great Depression to destroy the growing middle class demanding honest government, to buy land and property at distressed prices, and to consolidate control of the US political and governance structure, see Wayne Jett, The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now (Launfal Press, 2011).

 

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israel behind Catalan “Independence” ?

Israel Will Be Our Bank

by – Gearóid Ó Colmáin

Catalan ‘Independence’ –  A Tool of Capital Against Labour

Part II

 

Dear anti anti-Semitic reader, take heed lest the following facts, bigoted and odious as they most outrageously are, offend thine eyes!

Many of the world’s richest financial elites are Jewish. They have a state all to themselves; it’s called Israel. It is no ordinary state. Its agents control the world’s great powers and the minds of the masses through monopoly media. It is a fact few will dare to admit, but facts are facts. And as as the cliché goes, facts are stubborn things!

So what interest does Israel have in Catalonia?

The Jerusalem Post reported on the 24th of November, 2014 that ‘Israel and Germany may be the key to initially financing a Catalan state independent of Spain’. Barcelona’s High Court Judge Santiago Vidal told the Israeli newspaper:“ Another state (Israel) will serve as our temporary bank”. For those requiring further exegesis, Jewish money, that is to say international High Finance will ensure the survival of ‘independent’ Catalan.

No doubt, there are plenty hoodutionairy Catalans on the streets of Barcelona donning Palestinian scarves and chanting leftist songs from the Spanish Civil War. Former Greek Finance Minister Vanis Varoufakis has even turned up to assure everyone that the whole thing is ‘left-wing’ and ‘progressive’. He did the same during the Nuit Debout movement in Paris, before dashing off Che Guevara-like to meet… ahem… Emmanuel Macron!

What middle-class Palestinophile leftists have trouble understanding is that Zionism is only partially a project of occupying the Middle East. Zionism is in fact much more; it is a project of global domination. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made their intentions crystal clear:  “Israel must become a world power”.

Israel must become, as Sheihk Imran Hosein has put it, “the new ruling state in the world”. Open borders; mass immigration; the destruction of the nation-state, destruction of the family; in short, globalisation  is the process whereby  all the world’s states collapse into the institutions of the world-state presided over by the sacerdotal ‘chosen ones’. It’s not so difficult to achieve when you can boast, as Netanyahu has, that “ We have America”.

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A 2014 Haaretz article ran the headline: ‘Viva Catalonia, Viva Israel’. The article refers to Lopez Tena, one of the Catalan Zio-pendence movement’s leaders who is an Israeli loyalist. The following extract limns a glorious tableau of globalisation’s Israeli-dominated future:

‘Spain will not easily give up its crown jewel, but Lopez Tena is losing no time in making a promise that Europe’s new member state will be very friendly to Israel. In that too it will separate itself from its rival in Madrid. And here is another message. Just as Catalonia will soon be the state of the Catalan people, Israel is first and foremost the state of the Jewish people. There is no future for a binational state. The latest victory of the separatists in Quebec, Canada, the continuing efforts to dismantle the Belgian kingdom, and the national referendum to take place in Scotland in 2014 are only a few examples that prove this. Neither a federation nor a confederation, nor autonomy, nor cantons.Binationalism is dead. Visca (Viva in Catalan ) Israel, Visca Catalonia.

The Jews expel Spain!

Catholic Spain was never a happy place for Jews – except perhaps when they were opening the gates to the Islamic conquests of Andalusia in the 8th century AD!

During the Spanish Inquisition, Jewish fake converts(conversos or Maranos) to Christianity were corrupting the Catholic Church from within, threatening to bring down all of Christendom. In his book A History of the Maranos Jewish scholar Cecil Roth argues that the Catholic Church was justified in its suspicions of the conversos . The Spanish Inquisition, far from being a ‘reign of terror’, was in fact a genuine attempt by the Catholic Church to stamp out corruption and heresy.

In a similar way to the so-called ‘red terror’ in the Soviet Union, the Catholic Church and Spanish Kingdom had been infiltrated by inveterate enemies, operating at the highest levels of Church and State. Like the Soviet Government, the Catholic Church sought to limit executions of its enemies, not maximise them.

The Jews were eventually expelled from Spain in 1492 under the Alhambra Decree; first to Portugal and then to Holland. Powerful Jews such as international diplomat Joseph Nassi, the father of Zionism ( or perhaps Nass-ism!), were instrumental in provoking the Dutch Revolt of 1568 to 1648 which brought down the Spanish Empire.

When Marano (crypto) Jews in the Netherlands contributed to the development of modern banking with promissory notes promoting usury on a grand scale, the Spanish Empire’s gold and silver-based economy declined rapidly.

In his 1911 book  Die Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben, translated as The Jews and Modern Capitalism, the German sociologist showed how Jews were the brains behind the modern capitalist mode of production.

Capitalism killed the Spanish Empire; it is now killing the Spanish people.

Post-Catholic, neoliberal Spain is a moribund entity. The Spanish government is beginning to look pathetic, blaming the Kremlin’s media outlets for its woes. To be sure, Wikileaks Julian Assange has been making extremely incendiary and irresponsible statements about civil war in Spain should the independence agenda fail and Russian media are giving him a platform.

Russian media, so truthful in many regards, has simply ignored the criminality pushing for Catalonian independence. Though, to their credit, their Spanish language reports have mentioned Mr. Soros and his colour revolutionaries.

Most people on the left have been, ONCE AGAIN, dupes of Zionist psychological warfare. Israeli observers (organisers) of the Catalan elections have said they are “shocked” by the brutality of the Spanish police. Israelis are, of course, extremely pacifist!

Jordi Pujol and los cabalistas!

Billionaire gangster politician Jordi Pujol is the father of the Catalan independence movement. He has been implicated in massive financial scandals with off-shore accounts and a litany of public service corruption. Pujol is a close collaborator of Catalonia’s powerful Jewish community. He apparently sent four of his children to an Israeli Kibbutz. He says he is Catholic, but only God knows!

In 1985 he founded the Assembly of European Regions (AER) with French historian and politician Edgar Faure, which advocated the breaking up of Europe’s nations into regions under the control of a federal European state. The policy of divide and conquer has already been carried out with ruthless determination in the Middle East, where Israel’s power and territory has continued to expand. Israeli agencies encourage mass immigration into Europe but call immigrants in Israel ‘infiltrators’.

In recent years Catalonia has become somewhat of an Eldorado for wealthy Jews, with synagogues and ancient Jewish quarters restored. It is certainly a positive thing to see Jewish culture being celebrated and respected, but the fanatical Zionism of Catalonia’s leaders is a matter of concern.

If Catalonia succeeds in breaking from Spain, more micro-states will emerge and they are all likely to be characterised by a zealous devotion to the Jewish State. One only has to read the separatist literature in France’s Brittany, where Israel is constantly invoked as a model society.

As the phony war on terrorism intensifies, with mass migration into Europe and Israeli operatives ‘securing’ our public spaces, we are witnessing the Gaza-fication of the world. Micro-states will become like prisons for European citizens under the pretext of ‘security’. The mobility of Europeans will continue to be restricted while armies of Jihadists cross into Europe playing the Jewish victim card.

An Assembly of European Regions would bring us one step further towards a European federal state dominated by Jewish money and its Middle Eastern empire. The Jews already have their own European parliament.

Wikileaks director Julian Assange has been making highly incendiary statements about Catalan’s independence. Wikileaks’ links to Israel are deep and complex. I have pointed that out for many years. Assange may not be a willing agent of Israel but Wikileaks, like Wikistrat and Wikipedia are all manipulated by the Zionist entity.

The obvious sign of an Israeli shill is the peremptory dismissal of any investigations of 911 or the origins of the war on terror. Jewish dissident gatekeepers tend, more often than not, to have a deep allergy to the word ‘conspiracy.’

Madrid’s relationship with Tel Aviv has soured in recent years over accusations by Israeli think tanks that Spain is financing Palestinian liberation movements. Spanish courts have also called for the arrest of Israeli generals for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The tense relations between Spain and Israel are something to consider in light of the recent ‘Islamic State’ attacks in Spain, given the fact that Israel has admitted supporting the Islamic State in Syria and false flag terrorism is, after all, an Israeli specialty.

When we speak, however, of a souring of Spanish/Israeli relations, we do not mean that Spain refuses to submit to Jewish supremacy.  On the contrary, since 2012,  a Jew who can trace his ancestry to Medieval Spain may automatically become a Spanish citizen.

One should not be under the impression that the criticism of the reactionary, independence movement in Catalonia implies that the Spanish government is somehow ‘resisting imperialism’. The Rajoy regime is rotten to the core. In fact, many analysts suspect they may even be secretly collaborating with the Catalan separatists.

If Spain is to survive this century it will need to call for a new non-violent, political and ideological Inquisition and move towards a non-usurious economic Catholicism (in the Greek sense of that term) but at this late hour, we are all on Noah’s Arc heading for Eurotopia, drifting in an unholy sea of conversos.

كيف وصل “صبي الموساد” إلى عرش تنظيم الحمدين؟

لا أحد يعرف بالضبط لماذا اختار عزمي بشارة مغادرة فلسطين، إلا أن كتاب “تحت خط 48 عزمي بشارة وتخريب دور النخبة الثقافية” لمؤلفه عادل سمارة، فلسطيني الجنسية، يكشف عن أهم المداخل لفهم ظاهرة عزمي بشارة، أو “صبي الموساد”، كما أطلق عليه المؤلف، إذ يرى سمارة أن شخصية عزمي بشارة تثير الريبة، فهو العضو الأسبق بالكنيست الإسرائيلي، والمنظر اليساري، والناصري القومي المبشر بعودة العروبة لسابق مجدها، وهو المشرف حالياً على وضع سياسات النظام القطري وتحديد توجهات خطابه الفكري والإعلامي وفق رؤية إسلاموية.

ويؤكد سمارة في كتابه، بحسب صحيفة “عكاظ”، أن من مهام بشارة الكبرى استقطاب مثقفين وأكاديميين وضمهم إلى جوقة التآمر على العقل العربي خدمة لمشروع تنظيم الحمدين التخريبي، مشيراً إلى انكشاف سوءة بشارة عام 1994، حينما بدأت تظهر في كتاباته وأحاديثه أعراض سرطان الصهينة وتحديداً دخول الكنيست، إثر تركه الحزب الشيوعي بعد أن أهانه إيميل حبيبي بنعته بالحمار على مسمع آخرين.

ويبرز المؤلف شخصية عزمي بشارة الذي بدأ يطرح نفسه قومياً، برغم حفاظه على الاعتراف بالكيان الصهيوني الذي يقف على نقيض، وأنقاض الشعب الفلسطيني، ويتساءل المؤلف “أي مثقف يقبل ويقتنع باستعمار استيطاني اقتلاعي ضد شعبه ووطنه مأخوذ بالتحريفية الشيوعية الستالينية، وفي الوقت نفسه يرفع شعار الاعتقاد بالقومية العربية التي يُفترض بما هي قومية وعربية أن تكون نقيضاً، بل النقيض الأول والمباشر لوجود الكيان الصهيوني؟”.

واستنتج المؤلف أن بشارة خطط لامتطاء القومية كونه لا يستطيع الدخول في أحزاب دينية كالحركة الإسلامية، وهي بالطبع لا تقبل من ليس مسلماً ولكون الشعار القومي، يمكن أن يجد مساحة بين فلسطينيي 1948، وليقينه أنه ليس بوسعه وصول مركز قيادي في الحزب الشيوعي، وأن الجمهور الذي يمكنه استغلال عاطفته “الجمهور القومي”، لافتاً إلى تنقلات بشارة من نقيض إلى نقيض فهو تربى في أحضان الحزب الشيوعي الإسرائيلي (راكاح)، الذي يعتبر الكيان الصهيوني الأشكنازي واقعاً قائماً يبدأ النقاش معه وعنه بعد الإقرار بوجوده والاعتراف بحقه على أرض فلسطين. ثم أعلن ناصريته، وتبنى صوت المقاوم ليصل إلى علاقات مع قوى منظمة التحرير يسارها ويمينها ليعود إلى فلسطينيي 1948 مقبولاً من قوى منظمة التحرير، ولم يتضح في حينه أنه ليس تكتيك عزمي بل تكتيك الموساد.

كما أن بشارة يسقط عن نفسه قناع الديموقراطية والعلمانية، إذ يؤكد في حديث صحافي أن “مشروع الدولة الديموقراطية العلمانية لا تأخذ بالاعتبار وجود أمة يهودية هنا ذات ثقافة عبرية شكلت كيانها، إذ إن هذه الأمة ليست حقيقة وحسب، بل إنها أمة لها حق الكيانية وتقرير المصير”.

ما يريده بشارة ويبشر به، حكم ذاتي ثقافي ليس إلا ولم تعد الصهيونية حركة رجعية استعمارية في تحريفاته ويساريته الطفولية، إذ بات مدافعاً عن تقرير مصير اليهود مع شعوره بالنقص تجاه تفوق اليهودي الإشكنازي.

وأبدى المؤلف تعجبه من قدرة بشارة على “اختراق سوريا، والعبور إلى لبنان” وفق تعبره ، ويلفت المؤلف إلى اختيار عزمي بشارة لبلد مأمون المناخ الأمني والسياسي والثقافي والعسكري مثل قطر كونها بعيدة عن مرمى القومية العربية وهي محمية أمريكية، وهناك، لن يطول الرجل أحد مهما فعل. إذ الدوحة المكان الطبيعي ليواصل دوره في تخريب الوعي السياسي للشارع العربي باسم القومية وعبر فضائية “الجزيرة”.

وأوضح أن بشارة نجح في تعمية وتغميم الحقائق عبر الترويج الهائل لطريقة خروجه من فلسطين المحتلة كمنفي أو هارب، وينعت المؤلف بشارة بفتى الموساد، ويروي قصة خروج عزمي بشارة إلى بيروت ودمشق لتهنئة المقاومة وسوريا،  وبعدها مباشرة تلقى اتصالاً من حمد بن جاسم رئيس الوزراء ووزير الخارجية القطري السابق لزيارة الدوحة لاستشارته بقضايا مُلحّة.

استدعاه الشاباك (جهاز المخابرات الإسرائيلية)، لجلسة حُددت خلالها مهمته الجديدة بالدوحة، وأبرزها توطيد علاقات “إسرائيل” وقطر لتتجاوز محيطها الخليجي والعربي والانخراط بمنظومة إقليمية جديدة تقودها “إسرائيل” سراً، وقطر علانية، تمهيدًا لما يسمى بـالربيع العربي لصياغة شرق أوسط جديد بالمنطقة، كون “إسرائيل” فشلت في اختراق النخبة المصرية والعربية ثقافياً بحسب الكاتب، فكلفت بشارة بقيادة مشروع تموله قطر، ويتخذ لندن مقراً باعتبارها كبرى ساحات أنشطة الاستخبارات الدولية، ومتاح عبرها استقطاب مثقفين من دول عربية بعينها لاستخدامهم كأدوات بغطاء بحثي وحقوقي وإعلامي.

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israel Doomed

Israel Doomed

Lasha Darkmoon — Darkmoon Sept 23, 2017

“In ten years time, there will be no more Israel.”
— Henry Kissinger, October 2012

dees shot palestinean kid

PALESTINE, COME BACK AGAIN!

A controversial article was published yesterday on the Darkmoon site. Written by brilliant political analyst Franklyn Ryckaert, it was called Israel Is Here To Stay. Within a few hours of publication, the article had elicited almost 100 heated comments denouncing Mr Ryckaert as a “crypto-Jew”, if not a secret agent of Mossad. I was amazed. The readers of our site, being uniformly anti-Zionist, did not wish to hear that Israel was here to stay. They would have preferred to hear the opposite: that Israel was doomed—that certain annihilation awaited evil Zion.
In his closely reasoned article,  Mr Ryckaert advanced the view that the only feasible solution to the Arab-Israeli problem was for the Palestinians to bow before the might of Israel and accept a Two State solution on Israel’s terms. The Palestinians, Ryckaert argued persuasively, needed to be realistic. They were a defeated people and in no position to make demands. They should therefore accept whatever scraps of land Israel was ready to offer them and be grateful. Better a little rump state than no state at all.
I’m afraid I cannot agree with this solution to the Arab-Israeli problem, however reasonable and pragmatic it may appear to be at first sight. This is because it is based on a flawed assumption: the false premise that the Israelis are negotiating in good faith and would dearly love see a Two State solution that is fair and just. I question this basic assumption.
If ever an assumption were false, utterly false, it is this.
I am personally convinced that the Israelis have no intention of handing back any land to the Palestinians. They intend to keep nibbling away at the land ad nauseam, adding illegal settlement to illegal settlement, exactly as they have been doing for the last 70 years. They intend to swallow up every square inch of territory, leaving the Palestinians with nothing but isolated and disconnected bantustans—in short, with open prisons lacking even the basic amenities such as an adequate supply of water.
It is clear to most observers that the Israelis are not negotiating in good faith and this is something the Palestinians know. The mauvaise foi of the Israelis, fully supported in their duplicity by an equally double-tongued Trump administration weighed down with Israel Firsters, is clearly indicated by this comment in a recent article by James Petras:
‘Israel Firsters’ dominate the top economic and political positions within the Trump regime and, interestingly, are among the Administration’s most vociferous opponents. These include: the Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, as well as her Vice-Chair, Stanley Fischer, an Israeli citizen and former Governor of the Bank of Israel.
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an Orthodox Jew, acts as his top adviser on Middle East Affairs. Kushner, a New Jersey real estate mogul, set himself up as the archenemy of the economic nationalists in the Trump inner circle.
He supports every Israeli power and land grab in the Middle East and works closely with David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel (and fanatical supporter of the illegal Jewish settlements) and Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International negotiations. With three Israel Firsters determining Middle East policy, there is not even a fig leaf of balance.
Donald Trump has turned his entire Middle East policy over to his ultra-Zionist Political Advisor (and son-in-law) Jared Kushner and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
Political life in the United States cannot get worse — we really have touched bottom.
In circumstances like these, what hope for the Palestinians getting a fair deal? The Palestinians have no bargaining power, being an essentially defeated people. And beggars, as we know, cannot be choosers. They have as much chance of receiving back a single dunam of stolen land from the Israelis as the defeated Germans stood after WWI from receiving fair treatment from the merciless bloodsuckers who helped to craft the iniquitous Versailles Treaty.
The Jew are exacting taskmasters. The honest Jew Yossi Gurvitz gave the game away in a controversial video called, “When Israel is Mighty”. Here he makes it clear that Jews tend to be nice and accommodating when they have no alternative. When they are weak, they are ready to make concessions. But when they are strong, it’s a different story. Then they are utterly merciless.
Michael Hoffman notes:
“Maimonides ruled that when Judaic persons are weak they should feign friendship for Christians as a way of gaining power over them. But when Judaics are totally dominant, as they are in the Israeli state, they should slaughter anyone who obstructs their supremacy.”
A Two State solution, with Israel conceding land to the Palestinians, is just not possible “when Israel is mighty”. Sooner expect blood from a stone than concessions from Israel.
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As far as Israel is concerned, there are no Occupied Territories. There are only disputed territories. And the endgame for Israel is not only the absorption of ‘Judea’ and ‘Samaria’ — i.e. the so-called occupied or “disputed” territories — into Israel proper, or Israel as we know it right now, but the continued expansion of the entire Jewish state beyond its present non-existent official borders into Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey. Known as the Oded Yinon Planthis envisages a Greater Israel stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates:

greater Israel

Obviously, a people intent on conquering new lands are unlikely to hand back bits and pieces of their stolen lands to the wretched people whose lands they have plundered. This is why a Two State solution to the Arab-Israeli problem in Palestine is wildly improbable. How can you conquer new lands if you keep handing them back?
Is Greater Israel the ultimate goal of the Zionist Jew? No, it is not. The Revolutionary Jew will never be content until he has conquered the whole world. The whole world must be his glittering trinket. Nothing less will satisfy his insatiable appetite for power and dominion.
Greater Israel, in other words, is not the ultimate goal of the Revolutionary Jew. It is the penultimate goal. It is simply the stepping stone to full-spectrum world domination by international Jewry.
These prophetic words of Israel Shamir keep ringing in my ears:
“Palestine is not the ultimate goal of the Jews; the world is. Palestine is just the place for world state headquarters. The Jews intend to turn Jerusalem into the supreme capital of the world, and its rebuilt temple into the focal point of the Spirit on Earth. Christianity will die, the spirit will depart from the nations in our part of the world, and our present dubious democracy will be supplanted by a vast theocratic state. De-spiritualized and uprooted, homeless and lonely, yesterday’s Masters of the World will become slaves in all but name.” 

Shamir quote

In light of the above, I see no possibility of a Two State solution. Maybe Henry Kissinger’s prediction — In ten years, there will be no more Israel” — will come true.
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Kevin Barrett noted on Press TV some time ago that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been vilified in the Western media for daring to imagine “a world without Israel.” But according to news reports, Henry Kissinger and sixteen American intelligence agencies were to agree that in the near future, Israel would no longer exist. The New York Post had quoted Kissinger as saying “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”
Those were apparently Kissinger’s exact words.
Barrett continues:
The US Intelligence Community agrees, though perhaps not on the precise 2022 expiration date. Sixteen US intelligence agencies with a combined budget over $70 billion have issued an 82-page analysis entitled “Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East.”
The US intelligence report observes that the 700,000 Israeli settlers illegally squatting on land stolen in 1967 – land that the entire world agrees belongs to Palestine, not Israel – are not going to pack up and leave peacefully. Since the world will never accept their ongoing presence on stolen land, Israel is like South Africa in the late 1980s: An unsustainable pariah state.
The extremist Likud coalition governing Israel, according to the US intelligence report, is increasingly condoning and supporting rampant violence and lawlessness by the illegal settlers. The Report states that the brutality and criminality of the settlers, and the growing apartheid-style infrastructure including the apartheid wall and the ever-more-draconian system of checkpoints, are indefensible, unsustainable, and out of synch with American values.
The sixteen US intelligence agencies agree that Israel cannot withstand the coming pro-Palestinian juggernaut consisting of the Arab Spring, the Islamic Awakening, and the rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The US intelligence community report says that in light of these realities, the US government simply no longer has the military and financial resources to continue propping up Israel against the wishes of more than a billion of its neighbors. In order to normalize relations with 57 Islamic countries, the report suggests, the US will have to follow its own national interests and pull the plug on Israel.
Interestingly, neither Henry Kissinger nor the authors of the US Intelligence Report give any sign that they are going to mourn the demise of Israel. This is remarkable, given that Kissinger is Jewish.
Finally, we come to the least obvious – but most powerful – reason for Kissinger’s and the CIA’s complacency in the face of Israel’s implosion: The inexorable trickle-down of knowledge that Israel and its supporters, not radical Muslims, carried out the 9/11 false-flag attacks.
Increasingly, it is not fringe anti-Semitic groups, but high-level responsible observers, who are saying this. Alan Sabrosky, the half-Jewish former Director of Strategic Studies at the US Army War College, has come on my radio show to say that he has discussed with his colleagues the “100% certainty” that Israel and its supporters did 9/11. 
More Americans, including the US intelligence community as a whole, now recognize that the enemies of Israel do not have to be the enemies of the United States. In fact, the US is going broke and sacrificing thousands of lives in wars for Israel – wars that damage, rather than aid, US strategic interests.
As the recognition grows that 9/11 was not a radical Islamic attack, but an act of dastardly, bloody treason by supporters of Israel, it will become ever-easier for American policy makers, following in the footsteps of Kissinger and the sixteen intelligence agencies, to recognize the obvious: The state of Israel has reached the end of its shelf-life.
(Emphasis added)
This being the situation, any Two State solution to the Arab-Israeli problem—with miserly scraps of land handed back to the Palestinians, leaving Israel free to gobble up the best bits of real estate—would appear to be a dead duck in the water. Even if it were feasible, it would never be a fair. It would be a rip-off. Totally unacceptable to the Palestinians.
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So what would be the ideal solution to this intractable problem? It would be a One State solution in which Jews and Arabs have equal rights.
In order for such a state to materialize, a state without apartheid, Israel would have to abandon the idea of continuing as an ethnically Jewish state, a state exclusively for Jews. This would be the end of the Jewish dream: a heaven on earth, a heaven haven just for Jews alone.
In a One State Israel-Palestine, Jews would in no time be outnumbered by Arabs. The One State solution would be the death warrant of Zionism. For this to occur, it would have to be imposed upon Israel by international law, by force of arms, with most Jews kicking and screaming “Over my dead body!”
The Jews would sooner blow up the entire world than accept the loss of their homeland. If I were a Jew, I would do no less. Having fought so long and hard for my heaven on earth, my spiritual homeland, I would rather die a thousand deaths than sacrifice my beloved country—the country of my dreams and the dreams of my ancestors. In the squalid shtetls and cold countries of my exile on earth, this was the dream that had kept me warm in the long watches of the night, that I’d cherished in my heart ever since I was a child. ‘Jerusalem tomorrow!’ Yes, I would sooner blow up the entire world and sacrifice everything, seeing it all go up in flames, than give up my bittersweet, mad, impossible dream.
My prognosis is a gloomy one.
There will never be a One State solution to which the Jews will agree, or a Two State solution that is remotely fair to the Palestinians. There will be more bloodshed, more intifadas. The ultimate solution to the Jewish problem will come when the Jews get too big for their boots and Israel is finally destroyed by a hailstorm of nuclear weapons, leaving the entire country a smoldering heap of radioactive ashes.

VIDEO  :  3.25 mins
‘Palestine, Come Back Again!’

This video, featuring a poem by Lasha Darkmoon read by the inimitable ‘Snordster’ (Patrick Willis), has relatively few views. There is a reason for this. When first released several years ago, the video received thousands of views but was banned almost immediately after protests from the Usual Suspects. A second version was released two years later and this time, mysteriously, it was not banned. This is the version you are now seeing. (JSM)

The History of israeli Support for Oppression and Genocide across the World (Part II)

(Part II)

The history of supports that the Zionist regime has provided for dictatorships around the world is filled with examples that should be registered in a long list.
South African Prime Minister Vorster meets with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Knesset members Menachem Begin and Moshe Dayan, during a reception at Jerusalem’s Hilton.

The Israeli regime, weak at the beginning in the mid of twentieth century, made attempts to favor the countries from which it could get a mutual support. From the US to Britain, Germany and smaller countries like Myanmar, the Zionists made a long history of lining up with dictatorships.

Between 1973 and 1991, Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile received weapons and training from Israeli governments and the IDF. The regime committed crimes against humanity, disappeared thousands, and tortured tens of thousands. The Pinochet regime brought torture to new heights of cruelty, unseen in modern history.

Between 1991-1995, the second Rabin Government sold arms used in both the Rwandan Genocide and the Bosnian War. As early as mid-1992, reports and footage of concentration camps set up by the Serbs for Bosnian Muslims began to emerge. Detainees in these camps were starved and tortured, and their bodies were thrown to the animals. Additional findings attested to the existence of rape camps, where Serbs held Muslim and Croatian women. Yet Israeli arms exports did not stop.

It was revealed, in September 2016, that Israel is trying to ensure the lifting of sanctions against Sudan, following the latter’s abandonment of its alliance with Iran. This took place although no one can deny that Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir — wanted by the International Criminal Court for the genocide in Darfur — continues to commit grave crimes.

The Nazis and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law (1950), The Israeli Law on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (1950) and Article 16 of the Israeli Penal Law (added in 1994) were the Three laws which deals with offenses by “the Law of the Nations.” They have all stipulated universal jurisdiction in Israel for severe crimes under international law. In reality, these laws have been rendered null and void by the IDF, the Ministry of Defense, Israeli arms dealers, and senior Israeli officials.

The State of Israel’s fight against global anti-Semitism has been hollow from the beginning, in view of the racist elements underlying the ostensibly democratic regime within the Green Line and the military government in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as Israel’s treatment of Mizrahi Jews, Ethiopian Jews, Palestinian citizens, refugees, and foreign workers.

One cannot fight anti-Semitism seriously without fighting racism inside and outside Israel, and without ending Israeli support for racist regimes across the world. One cannot speak of the lessons of the Holocaust while abetting the genocide of other nations, and even inviting murderers to lay wreaths at Yad Vashem.

Israel is the modern version of dictatorship from which no one could expect justice because it has been ruled mainly by dictators who excuse anything for the sake of reaching selfish and inhumane aims.

The History of israeli Support for Oppression and Genocide across the World (Part I)

(Part I)

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For Israel, any sort of political, military or moral code could be violated if it leads to benefits for Zionist extremists.
Chilean President Augusto Pinochet meets with U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1976.

Since taking the office in January 20, 2017, Donald Trump made many remarks that should have been reacted by Israelis in a normal condition. While avoiding any reference to Jewish victims from its official statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, visiting the monument commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland, and evading from referring to the suffering of the Jews in Second World war while he referred to Polish agonies, Donald Trump was never reacted by Israeli belligerent leaders. They were only the last ones to condemn Trump’s position in comparing Charlottesville neo-Nazis and white Supremacists to anti-racist activists.

Political and economic interests have always come first in Israel. Successive Israeli governments have abetted the genocides of other nations, preferring realpolitik to confronting anti-Semitism, Nazism, and the like.

The first Rabin Government did not balk at hosting Apartheid South Africa’s Prime Minister John Vorster in April 1976. He had been a member of a pro-Nazi group during World War II. The visit was part of Israel’s security relations with the apartheid regime. During his visit, Vorster laid a wreath at Yad Vashem.

That regime also developed chemical toxins for the murder of individuals in the liberation movements, which included scientific experiments on Africans. Such experiments were carried out on prisoners of war; after they were killed, their bodies were dumped by planes in the Atlantic Ocean.

Both the first Rabin Government and the Begin Government collaborated with the junta in Argentina, despite the fact that Jews were murdered by the regime between 1976 and 1983 in large numbers. Members of the military government supported Nazi ideology and the repression of dissidents included the use of Nazi expressions and symbols, even in torture chambers

In the 70s and 80s, Israeli governments sold arms to the military regimes in Bolivia. One of the senior figures in the Bolivian junta’s security establishment, which cast terror on the indigenous population, was senior Nazi criminal Klaus Barbie, head of the Gestapo in Lyon, who was nicknamed “The Butcher of Lyon.”

In the 70s and 80s, Israeli governments and IDF officers sold arms and training to the juntas in Guatemala, which carried out a genocide of around 200,000 people, most of them indigenous.

In 2016, Burmese (Myanmar) was provided with weapons and training to the special forces by Netanyahu Government. Myanmar government has been committing crimes against humanity in Rakhine State, against the Muslim Rohingya minority. Women and girls are being raped; civilians are being tortured, murdered, and disappeared.

These are only part of the Zionists’ crimes or the support they provided for the expansion of oppression across the world boosting their benefits in the so-called zones

Subjecting israel’s Nuclear Program to the Rule of Law

 

Singling out Israel? Yes – calling on it to behave like other democratic states

Subjecting Israel’s Nuclear Program to the Rule of Law

The time has come for Israel to handle its most open secret differently

Avner Cohen, Haaretz
14 September, 2017

Last week, the High Court of Justice heard a precedent-setting petition filed by lawyer Eitay Mack on behalf of over 100 citizens. (Full disclosure: This writer was one of the initiators of the petition and took part in writing it). The petition asked the High Court to intervene and regulate the status of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. I say precedent-setting because the subject is the most secretive of the three secret organizations operating under the prime minister, whose administrative status has never been brought before the High Court, and because the legal remedy it requested from the High Court is extremely radical.

In light of the justices’ comments during the proceedings, it was clear to the petitioners that the High Court would reject the petition. But from our perspective, it was important to see how the court formulated the grounds for its rejection, and to hear what it would say about the petition itself.

I myself made a special trip from the United States to attend proceedings, in the hope of saying a few words about the subject as an academic scholar. At the same time, on the eve of the discussion and with the aid of one of my research students, I published a data-rich study comparing the way in which three Western democracies with nuclear weapons – the United States, Great Britain and France – have dealt with the challenge of nuclear legislation, compared with the way Israel has handled – or failed to handle – the challenge.

The petition’s starting point is that the existence and activities of the IAEC – like the Mossad, but different from the Shin Bet security service (since 2003, when the Shin Bet law was passed) – are not anchored in primary Knesset legislation, and its legality stems from a series of classified government decisions that are familiar only to an extremely limited number of people.

The result is that fateful matters of governability regarding the nuclear realm – in other words, defining powers and subordination, decision-making, monitoring, supervision etc., including the question of how secret it should be – have never passed under the scrutiny of the Israeli legislator.

This situation is an anomaly. Is such an anomaly correct and appropriate for Israel at this moment in time? Is this a situation that accurately reflects the principle of the rule of law? The petition was intended precisely for such questions. These are questions that have never been seriously discussed openly and I believe they have barely been discussed by the Knesset, even in confidential forums.

Moreover, these are questions that Israeli law has difficulty even formulating, let alone dealing with. This is why the group of petitioners believed that, 50 years after Israel reached nuclear capability, the time had come to regulate this area through legislation.

The reason for the present situation is clear: the activities of the IAEC are regarded in Israel as the country’s “great secret.” But this may actually be “the most open secret in the world.” After all, “foreign sources” repeatedly report that the IAEC is the Israeli government organization responsible for the development, production, maintenance and control of Israel’s nuclear arsenal. What Israelis regard as secret and taboo – something the State of Israel has never formally recognized and for which it has never openly taken responsibility – is seen by foreigners as nothing more than a fake secret, the reason for which has long since lapsed.

On Tuesday, the High Court officially published its decision. As expected, the petition was rejected, but it was clear the High Court justices (Esther Hayut, Menachem Mazuz and Noam Sohlberg) addressed the problem with all due respect. The petition was rejected because, as stated in the ruling, the High Court does not have the authority to order the state to enact a law. But its rejection is not a determination regarding the question of whether or not such legislation should be introduced.

Perhaps the most important thing about the court’s decision was its recognition of the public importance of the problem the petition raised. The justices wrote: “The issue raised by the petitioners regarding the necessity of a law that regulates the commission’s activity is certainly an important issue that should be examined and considered in all seriousness by the legislative authority. But a public issue, as important as it may be, should not be confused with an issue that gives rise to legal cause and justifies handing down a judicial order. The issue before us fails to reveal such grounds and, therefore, the relevant discussion of it must be left in the public arena.”

The study I published with my research student only illustrates this point empirically. The study examines how four Western nuclear democracies coped with the tension between nuclear power and democracy. They all recognized the existence of this tension and of the special need to create secrecy surrounding the nuclear program. Unlike Israel, however, the other three all understood there was a need – and even an obligation – to place the subject under the rule of law. They all passed legislation on the issue.

Only Israel, under cover of its policy of nuclear ambiguity, has created a unique anomaly in which a democratic nuclear state has never attempted to find a reasonable compromise between nuclear power and democracy. In the spirit of the High Court ruling, it must be said openly and clearly that the time has come to handle our most open secret differently. The time has come to begin “normalizing” the nuclear issue and to soften the taboo.

Avner Cohen is a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California

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