The Bullshit Meter Pegs: Jewish Groups Demand Israeli Owned Fox Fire Tucker Carlson for His Zionist Sponsored Nazism

By VT Editors -April 10, 202104

VT: The term “offensive” has jumped a notch.  Israel’s most powerful voice in the US has always been Fox News, owned by Israeli Likudist Rupert “Greenbaum” Murdoch. Christopher Bollyn’s work on Murdoch is below.

Then we note that the article we are referencing from the Daily Beast is also curious.  They are part of the Newsweek organization, part of a foundation owned by the Harmon family of JBL/Harman Kardon audio group.

The controlling interest there is Jane Harman, former member of congress who tried to have infamous Soviet-Israeli superspy Jonathan Pollard released.  She was also accused of using her influence to allow Israeli spies to escape prosecution during the infamous AIPAC espionage trial, now erased from history. See Appendix I.  Appendix II will be Kevin McDonald’s parallel article on these same issues.  McDonald is a critic of Israel and supports “white identity” which is quite different than “supremacist.”

So, let’s get it straight;

  • The ADL wants Tucker Carlson fired
  • Rupert Murdoch is the most important member of the ADL board
  • Rupert Murdoch employs Tucker Carlson
  • Rupert Murdoch politically supports white supremacists continually, in the US, in the UK, in Australia and around the world.
  • Rupert Murdoch is a Jew (outlined below with slam dunk facts) and a Zionist extremist close to Netanyahu…perhaps his “boss”
  • The article we cite is owned by a similar organization, tied directly to Israeli intelligence and now complaining about Tucker Carlson who many feel is a tool of both Russian and Israeli  intelligence.
  • Tucker Carlson’s reports, when analyzed, direct parallel, based on daily analysis, with RT and Sputnik, cited by DHS as Russian influence organizations targeting the US, making Tucker Carlson extremely suspect
  • What does that make Rupert Murdoch?

We begin with an article written by Christopher Bollyn in 2011 for the American Free Press:

Murdoch’s Deeply Hidden Jewish Roots — A Biography

By Christopher Bollyn – American Free Press

Christopher Bollyn is an investigative journalist who has written extensively on the events of September 11, 2001 in the Washington-based American Free Press. He has researched different aspects of the 9/11 attacks and uncovered facts and evidence that challenge the official version of events. tried to smear Bollyn as an “anti-Semite” in order to discredit him and diminish the significance of his work. At the helm of both organizations, the ADL and Fox News, is an Australian-born Zionist named Keith Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch’s Jewish Roots

Murdoch “became an American citizen for business reasons,” according to Richard H. Curtiss, editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Keith Rupert was born in Melbourne, Australia, on March 11, 1931. “Rupert’s father, Sir Keith Murdoch, was a newspaper publisher, and his mother an Orthodox Jew,” Curtiss wrote, “although Murdoch never offers that information in his biographies.”

Murdoch’s father married Elisabeth Joy Greene, daughter of Rupert Greene in 1928. They had one son, Keith Rupert and three daughters. Later in life, Keith Rupert chose to use Rupert, the first name of his Jewish maternal grandfather.

The young Keith Rupert was educated at Australia’s fashionable Geelong private school, and went on to the elitist and aristocratic Oxford University in England, according to Candour (UK) magazine.

“Rupert’s father Sir Keith Murdoch attained his prominent position in Australian society through a fortuitous marriage to the daughter of a wealthy Jewish family, née Elisabeth Joy Greene. Through his wife’s connections, Keith Murdoch was subsequently promoted from reporter to chairman of the British-owned newspaper where he worked. There was enough money to buy himself a knighthood of the British realm, two newspapers in Adelaide, South Australia, and a radio station in a faraway mining town,” Candour wrote in 1984. “For some reason, Murdoch has always tried to hide the fact that his pious mother brought him up as a Jew.”

While Murdoch may have “tried to hide” his Jewish roots, he has been quite forthright about his support for extreme right-wing Zionists, such as Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon.

Netanyahu, who wrote a book entitled The War on Terror: How the West Can Win in 1986, is a frequent commentator on Murdoch’s Fox News.

Murdoch’s support for Zionism extremists is well known and a matter of record. As New York Governor George Pataki said, “There is no newspaper in the U.S. more supportive of Israel than the [Murdoch’s] New York Post.”

It is through a network of Zionist organizations, in which Murdoch plays a central role, that Murdoch is connected to the individuals who arranged the privatization – and obtained control of the World Trade Center – shortly before its destruction.

These key individuals are: Larry Silverstein and the former Israeli commando Frank Lowy, the lease holders of dubious repute who gained control of the WTC property six weeks before 9/11, and Port Authority Chairman Lewis M. Eisenberg, who authorized the transfer of the leases.

Murdoch belongs to, and has been honored by, a number of leading Zionist organizations in which Silverstein, Lowy, and Eisenberg all hold senior positions. These organizations include the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the United Jewish Appeal (UJA), and the New York-based Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Fifty days before 9/11, Silverstein Properties and Lowy’s Westfield America secured 99-year leases on the WTC. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey turned control of the World Trade Center over to the private hands of Silverstein and Lowy on July 24, 2001.

Silverstein and Lowy then took control of the 10.6 million-square-foot complex, which included the twin towers office buildings and two nine-story office buildings. Silverstein and the former Israeli commando Lowy then controlled all access to the World Trade Center.

Lowy leased the shopping concourse called the Mall at the World Trade Center, which comprised about 427,000 square feet of retail space.

“Six weeks before the WTC towers were destroyed, the Port Authority completed the process of leasing them for 99 years to Larry Silverstein, the developer who had built 7 World Trade Center [which mysteriously self-demolished at 5:25 p.m. on 9/11].

“Simultaneously, the retail space underneath the complex was leased to Westfield America, the US division of an Australian company that is one of the world’s largest operators of shopping malls.” Paul Goldberger wrote in New Yorker, May 20, 2002.

“Silverstein and Westfield were given the right to rebuild the structures if they were destroyed, and Westfield has the right to expand the retail space by 30 percent,” Goldberger wrote.

Silverstein is suing for some $7.2 billion in insurance money for the loss of the destroyed World Trade Center – and his expected earnings – for property he had leased with a down payment of $100 million – of borrowed funds.Murdoch the Zionist

“Murdoch is a close friend of Ariel Sharon,” Sam Kiley, The Times (UK) veteran journalist on the Middle East wrote about the man who took over the once famous British paper. Kiley said Murdoch’s friendship with the Israeli prime minister had caused senior staff at the paper to rewrite important copy.

“Murdoch’s executives were so afraid of irritating him that, when I pulled off a little scoop of tracking down and photographing the unit in the Israeli army which killed Mohammed al-Durrah, the 12-year-old boy whose death was captured on film and became the iconic image of the conflict, I was asked to file the piece ‘without mentioning the dead kid.’” Kiley wrote. “After that conversation, I was left wordless, so I quit.”

Sharon and Murdoch are old friends. On Oct. 15, 1982, a month after the massacres of thousands of Palestinian refugees in the Sabra and Shatila camps of Beirut, war crimes which occurred under Sharon’s direct command, the Israeli defense minister held meetings with Rupert Murdoch and others, reportedly in order to advance his “West Bank real estate grab.”

The visit with Sharon included a trip for Murdoch and his editors from New York and London that “took them on a bird’s-eye tour of Israel aboard a helicopter gunship, flying over the Golan Heights, West Bank and settlements.”

“I have always believed in the future of Israel and the goals of the international Jewish community,” Murdoch said at a spring fund-raiser for the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on April 29, 2001.

From the beginning, News Corp., his global media company, “has been supportive of the Jewish national cause,” Murdoch said.

Larry Silverstein, who had not yet acquired the lease on the World Trade Center, attended the fund-raiser with Murdoch and reportedly said about museum chairman Robert Morgenthau’s plans to expand the museum: “I’ll support you…as long as you keep it under 110 stories.”Murdoch and the ADL

“Henry Kissinger, Rupert Murdoch and Mortimer Zuckerman are on the [ADL] dinner committee,” according to a recent New York Times report on the ADL’s recent fund-raiser in which the controversial Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi received the ADL’s Distinguished Statesman Award.

Silverstein and Eisenberg have both held senior leadership positions with the United Jewish Appeal (UJA), a billion dollar Zionist “charity” organization, to which Murdoch and Lowy generously contribute. In 1997, Henry Kissinger presented Murdoch with the UJA’s award for “Humanitarian of the Year.”

Silverstein is a former chairman of UJA. This organization raises hundreds of millions of dollars every year for a network of Zionist agencies in the United States and Israel. Eisenberg, who was instrumental in obtaining the lease for Silverstein, is on the Planning Board of UJA.

Eisenberg in his role with the Port Authority was the key person who negotiated the 99-year leases for Silverstein and Frank Lowy’s Westfield America, who were in fact the low-bidders for the lease on the 110-story towers and the retail mall.

Murdoch and the Czechoslovakian-born Israeli commando Frank Lowy, a former fighter in Israel’s Golani Brigade, who emigrated to Australia in the 1950s, have had a long friendship, which Murdoch recounted during an American Australian Association fund-raising dinner in honor of Frank’s son, Peter S. Lowy, in New York on November 20, 2002. Larry Silverstein and his wife also attended the American Australian event.

Some reporters refer to the American Australian Association, whose membership includes James Wolfensohn, the president of the World Bank, who raised cash for Rupert Murdoch when he first expanded into the United States, as “the kangaroo mafia.”

“Frank was a brave and determined fighter,” Rafi Kocer, Lowy’s former commander, said. Lowy has donated some $350,000 to build a memorial museum in Israel for his former brigade.

Today, Lowy and his three sons control Westfield Corporation, one of the largest operators of shopping centers in the United States – and the world.Insured Against Terrorist Attacks

On September 12, 2001, The Jerusalem Post reported: “Frank Lowy, who emigrated to Australia from Israel in 1952, owns the 99-year lease for the 425,000 square foot retail portion of the destroyed World Trade Center…Westfield said today that it has insurance cover against terrorist attacks and its earnings will not be materially affected.”

Lowy, is described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “a self-made man with a strong interest in the Holocaust and Israeli politics.”


Jewish Groups Blast Carlson for Openly Endorsing White Supremacist Theory: ‘Tucker Must Go’

‘RACIST AND TOXIC’

The Fox News star on Thursday evening defended the “white replacement theory,” which has served as inspiration for white-supremacist murderers in the U.S. and abroad.

The Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups on Friday morning blasted Fox News host Tucker Carlson after the TV talker offered up a passionate defense of the racist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory the night prior.

The theory is a “white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of non-white,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted on Friday morning, noting that the concept has also served as motivation for several high-profile mass murders.

“It is antisemitic, racist and toxic. It has informed the ideology of mass shooters in El Paso, Christchurch and Pittsburgh,” the ADL leader wrote, adding a call for the TV star’s ouster: “Tucker must go.”

Later on Friday, the ADL released a letter addressed to Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, listing off other examples of anti-semitic Carlson commentary. “We believe in dialogue and giving people a chance to redeem themselves, but Carlson’s full-on embrace of the white supremacist replacement theory on yesterday’s show and his repeated allusions to racist themes in past segments are a bridge too far,” the organization wrote.

During a Thursday evening guest appearance on Fox News Primetime, ostensibly to promote his new daytime show on streaming service Fox Nation, Carlson inevitably began to talk about one of his favorite topics: immigration.

Speaking with guest-host Mark Steyn, who has previously touted the white supremacist novel The Camp of the SaintsCarlson rallied to the defense of those who believe the white race is under threat of being replaced and eradicated by immigrants and minorities.  read more..

https://www.thedailybeast.com/anti-defamation-league-calls-for-tuckers-firing-for-endorsing-white-supremacist-great-replacement-theory?ref=home


Appendix I

Jane Harman, Haim Saban, and AIPAC: The Disloyalty Issue in Multicultural America

April 25, 2009 by Kevin MacDonald

Disloyalty is an age-old issue with Jews, and for a simple reason: Jews often have interests as Jews that stretch beyond national boundaries. Even before the existence of Israel, Diaspora Jews often could be said to have a “foreign policy” in the sense that there was a general consensus among Jews to favor some nations and disfavor others.

For example, the Spanish Inquisition targeted Jews who pretended to be Christians, with the result that Jews in other countries sought Spain’s downfall. From 1881 until the Bolshevik Revolution, Russia was seen as an enemy of Jews. As a result, the organized Jewish community in other countries often opposed Russian interests. Jacob Schiff, the preeminent Jewish activist of the period, financed the Japanese in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, and he financed revolutionaries in Russia.

At times, Jewish foreign policy interests were in conflict with those of the wider society. In 1908 Schiff also led the successful effort to abrogate the Russian Trade Agreement which was opposed by the Taft Administration as not in the interests of the United States. Schiff’s motive for helping Jews in Russia conflicted with US national interests as understood by the US government.

Questions of disloyalty are by no means unique to Jews. Loyalty issues are common for minority groups living as a Diaspora, as with Overseas Chinese and Indian groups living as minorities abroad. In the US, issues of divided loyalties arose among pre-1965 immigrants who retained attachments to their countries of origin. During World War I, many German-Americans were reluctant to support the Allied cause against Germany because of their ties with their homeland.

The German-Americans eventually assimilated completely, at least partly because of their racial similarity to other White Americans. However, assimilation is  unlikely for post-1965 immigrant minorities given their racial dissimilarities to the traditionally dominant people and culture of America. This is even more so because of the rise of multiculturalism as a paradigm for Western societies. As I noted in my review of Mearsheimer and Walt’s The Israel Lobby,

dual loyalty has become legitimate because of the rise of multiculturalism in America — a phenomenon that is due in no small part … to Jewish activism. … Beginning with Horace Kallen, Jewish intellectuals have been at the forefront in developing models of the United States as a culturally and ethnically pluralistic society. … Within the multicultural perspective, there is tolerance for different groups but the result is a tendency to deprecate the importance or even the existence of a common national identity. If there is no national identity, it’s hard to see how there can be a concept of national interest.

However, until the multicultural utopia legitimizes all loyalties in the name of world citizenship, divided loyalties will likely be a chronic issue.  For example, ethnic Chinese who are American citizens have been convicted of spying for China. An April, 2008 Washington Post article listed 12 cases of ethnic Chinese spying on the United States.

We should not, therefore, be surprised that at least some American Jews may be more loyal to Israel than  to the United States. Unlike the German-Americans who assimilated to America, Israel remains a powerful source of identity for the great majority of American Jews. Chi Mak, the Chinese spy who was sentenced to 24 years in prison for sending information on military technology to the Chinese, has as his counterparts Jonathan Pollard and Ben-Ami Kadish, convicted of spying on behalf of Israel.

Besides Pollard and Kadish, there is a bumper crop of neoconservatives who have been credibly accused of spying for Israel: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Stephen Bryen, Douglas Feith, and Michael Ledeen.

None of the neocons were convicted, and now we have the AIPAC espionage trial in which former AIPAC employees Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman have been accused of providing information to Israeli Embassy employees. Jewish Congresswoman Jane Harman has allegedly been caught agreeing to “waddle in” to help get the charges against Rosen and Weissman reduced.

As part of her defense in the media, Harman pointedly noted that “anyone I might have talked to was an American citizen, and these were conversations that took place in the United States.”

This is the multicultural defense par excellence. Harman was talking to an American about the business of AIPAC, an American organization that has not been required to register as an agent of a foreign government. What could possibly be wrong with that?

One problem with that is that the American citizen that Harman may well have been talking to was Haim Saban who is not only an American citizen but also a citizen of Israel. Saban’s commitment to Israel seems almost a caricature of a nut case Zionist — someone who makes Alan Dershowitz and  Martin Peretz seem lukewarm by comparison.

Saban’s commitment to Israel really knows no bounds. This is from an interview with Haaretz in 2006; Saban’s comments are in quotes.

You said once that you are a one-note person, and that note is Israel. Why?

“You can’t explain love.”

It’s really love?

“More than love. Passion. A love that is passion.”

Please explain.

“When we approach Israel I always ask the pilots of my plane to let me sit in the chair between them. We don’t play ‘Heveinu Shalom Aleichem,’ but when I see the coast coming up my heart starts to go boom, boom, boom.”

Is Israel also part of your everyday life here, in Los Angeles?

“At 9 A.M. I start with London and Kirschenbaum [Channel 10’s evening current events program]. After that, throughout the day, if I see something about Israel on one of the four channels that are always on in my office, on mute, I immediately turn on the sound. And I have Israeli music on my computer, classics and contemporary singers, too.

“Let me tell you a story. A few years ago I got some new albums and I put them on the computer. Suddenly ‘The Photos in the Album’ [sung by Haim Moshe] comes up. I’m standing there, shaving, listening to the lyrics. And the tears stream over the soap, without my even being able to explain why. Grandma, mom cooking, I promised you wouldn’t fight against anyone. A knife in the heart. That is the heart of the nation. And I love this nation. I love the Jewish people, even more the Israeli people. I feel a very deep bond which I can’t explain.”

Haim Saban is an American citizen, but can there really be any question where his loyalty lies? I suspect it’s the same with the neocons accused of spying, and with AIPAC’s Rosen and Weissman. A big part of my article on neocons was simply to document their intense commitment to Israel.

Nevertheless, I suppose that if we asked these people whether they are more loyal to Israel than the US, they would deny it and they may be utterly sincere in their denial.

But how could any reasonable person believe what they are saying? Psychological research shows quite clearly that people with strong ingroup loyalties are likely to suffer cognitive distortions that would bias their attitudes and their policy recommendations. They may well believe that their recommendations also benefit the United States, but they might not even be aware of how their commitment to Israel can bias their judgment.

The big picture here is that the Israel Lobby has managed to create a climate in which issues of the loyalty of American Jews are off limits at the highest reaches of government. However, this sensitivity to Jewish concerns (and susceptibility to Jewish pressure) has not filtered down into the intelligence and military establishment, especially at the lower echelons.

Commenting on the Harman case, “an official with an American Jewish organization,” stated that suspicion of the loyalties of American Jews is “rooted deep in the system and it comes from the bottom up.” An Israeli official is paraphrased as claiming that “suspicion toward Israel [is] prevalent in the military and intelligence establishments but [is] not common at the political and diplomatic levels.”

These lower-level people are less susceptible to public pressure because they represent an institutional consensus that has not yet embraced multiculturalism and the slavish American commitment to Israel. Instead, they seem committed to the quaint view that America is a nation state with interests that are different from other nations, including Israel.

This in turn suggests that the powers that be may eventually get the charges against Rosen and Weissman dropped.  As a result of court rulings in favor of the defense, this certainly looks to be the case. Elite culture is far more influenced by Jewish sensibilities and far more on board with the multicultural zeitgeist than those responsible for initiating these investigations.

Rosen and Weissman may be exonerated, but the lower-level people still have quite a bit of power. The American intelligence community is doubtless the only reason Jonathan Pollard languishes in prison despite huge public relations campaigns proclaiming the injustice of his sentence. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were strongly pressured to pardon him so that he can return to a hero’s welcome in Israel. However, as an Israeli commentator has noted, “Each time, over the last 2 decades that there has been some sense that a commutation or a pardon might be in the offing, there have been official leaks to the media, creating such devastating press about Jonathan that it made it difficult for the president to proceed with commutation.”

The notorious Mark Rich received a pardon by throwing enough money at Bill Clinton. But there was no powerful constituency opposing Rich. It’s different with Pollard. No president dare release Pollard, even though Bill Clinton, at least, would have loved to do so. Clinton agreed to release Pollard but changed his mind when CIA Director George Tenet threatened to resign if Pollard was released.

It’s noteworthy that the Israeli official quoted above exempts the diplomatic service from the charge of being insufficiently sensitive to Israel. This was not always the case. The State Department  was famously an anti-Israel bastion beginning with Secretary of State George Marshall in the Truman Administration. Jewish foreign policy activists — most notably the neocons — viewed the State Department, and particularly the Near East Desk, as dominated by Protestant Ivy Leaguers who were insensitive to Jewish concerns and particularly Israel.

But all of that is long gone — an early casualty of the demise of the East Coast Yankee Protestant elite and Jewish ascendancy in those same circles. But the intelligence and military establishments have still not capitulated entirely. As a result, we see little  flare-ups of rebellion from time to time, like the current AIPAC case, the investigations of so many neocons, and the continued incarceration of Jonathan Pollard.

It is doubtless noteworthy that the Whites who remain influential in the intelligence and military establishments are relatively unlikely to be East Coast Ivy Leaguers. They are more likely to be Southerners or have other White identities. As the co-author of a recent academic report noted, “Politically and economically, the South remains the heart of our country’s military.” The FBI remains a whipping boy of liberals unhappy because it is insufficiently diverse.

The concern of the Israeli official that suspicions of Israel remain prevalent in the US military and intelligence establishments is particularly interesting. The attraction of White Southerners for the military is on a par with the attraction of White descendants of Puritans to moralistic aggression. The Southern military tradition is a legacy of the Scots-Irish Celtic culture so well described in David Hackett Fisher’s classic Albion’s SeedKevin Phillips’ The Cousin’s Wars,and James Webb’s Born Fighting.

As I have noted elsewhere, this is the only significant group of American White people with any cultural confidence. For this group of Whites — and only this group — there is  “a racial pride that dares not speak its name, and that defines itself through cultural cues instead—a suspicion of intellectual elites and city dwellers, a preference for folksiness and plainness of speech (whether real or feigned), and the association of a working-class white minority with ‘the real America.’”

This is implicit whiteness — implicit because explicit assertions of white identity have been banned by the anti-white elites that dominate our politics and culture.

The current angst about  the obvious examples of Jewish disloyalty is part of a larger cultural struggle. The old East Coast Protestant elite and its bastions, such as the State Department and the Ivy League universities, have fallen to the new multicultural zeitgeist in which Jewish disloyalty is more or less inconceivable. But there are still some holdouts. And therein lies the hope.

Kevin MacDonald is a professor of psychology at California State University–Long Beach.


Appendix II

Tucker Carlson mentions replacement in the context of immigration. Hatred ensues.

April 10, 2021 by Kevin MacDonald

The ADL, always attuned to any indication that their subjects are getting restless, is insisting that Tucker Carlson be fired. What brought on their ire was Tucker’s use of the word ‘replacement’ in the context of a discussion of Joe Biden’s Open Border policy. Mentioning replacement in the context of immigration is pretty much in the same category as doubting that all races have the same potentialities or the official holocaust narrative. Be prepared for hatred. Tucker, as quoted in The Hill:

“I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate,” Carlson said. “But they become hysterical because that’s what’s happening actually. Let’s just say it. That’s true.

Of course it’s true, and what’s being replaced is the traditional White population of the country. But Tucker couldn’t say that without even more outrage. So he made it all about the current electorate, which is certainly not just White people.

“I mean, everyone’s making a racial issue out of it. Oh, the, you know, white replacement? No, no, this is a voting rights question,” Carlson added later, saying changes to the population “dilute the political power” of current registered voters.

This is disingenuous but I suppose it’s what you have to say to keep your job in the mainstream media—and even that might not be enough. Carlson’s statement is consistent with his repeated assertions of color-blindness, and he’s careful to restrict his comments to illegal immigration. His argument is completely color-blind: “every time they import a new voter, I become disenfranchised as a current voter”—an argument that would apply to any American citizen no matter what their race. “How dare you think I care particularly about White voters!” But isn’t it obvious that such an argument would also apply to legal immigration?

Of course the ADL immediately labeled his comments as “white supremacy”:  read more…

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2021/04/10/tucker-carlson-mentions-replacement-in-the-context-of-immigration-hatred-ensues/

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The Smearing of Robert Fisk…Now That He Can’t Defend Himself

DECEMBER 3, 2020

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BY JONATHAN COOK

Something remarkable even by the usually dismal standards of the stenographic media blue-tick brigade has been happening in the past few days. Leading journalists in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable. He is suddenly a fraud, a fabulist, a fantasist, a liar.

What is most ironic is that the journalists doing this are some of the biggest frauds themselves, journalists who have made a career out of deceiving their readers. In fact, many of the crowd attacking Fisk when he can no longer defend himself are precisely the journalists who have the worst record of journalistic malpractice and on some of the biggest issues of our times.

At least I have the courage to criticise them while they are alive. They know dead men can’t sue. It is complete and utter cowardice to attack Fisk when they could have made their comments earlier, to his face. In fact, if they truly believed any of the things they are so keen to tell us now, they had an absolute duty to say them when Fisk was alive rather than allowing the public to be deceived by someone they regarded as a liar and fantasist. They didn’t make public these serious allegations – they didn’t air their concerns about the supposedly fabricated facts in Fisk’s stories – when he was alive because they know he would have made mincemeat of them.

Most preposterous of all is the fact that the actual trigger for this sudden, very belated outpouring of concern about Fisk is a hit-piece written by Oz Katerji. I’m not sure whether I can find the generosity to call Katerji a journalist. Like Elliot Higgins of the US government-funded Bellingcat, he’s more like an attack dog beloved by establishment blue-ticks: he is there to enforce accepted western imperial narratives, disguising his lock-step support for the establishment line as edgy, power-to-the-people radicalism.

Anyone who challenges Katerji’s establishment-serving agenda gets called names – sometimes very rude ones. Fisk is just the latest target of a Katerji hatchet job against any journalist (myself, of course, included) who dares to step outside of the Overton Window. That these “serious” journalists think they can hang their defamation of Fisk on to anything said by Katerji, most especially the thin gruel he produces in his latest article, is truly shameful. If their concerns really relate to journalistic integrity and reliability, Katerji would be the very last person to cite.

Katerji’s prime area of western narrative enforcement is the Middle East – perhaps not surprisingly, as it is the place where there is an awful lot of oil that western states and corporations are desperate to control. But one should not ignore his wide-ranging efforts to boot-lick wherever he is needed on behalf of western establishment narratives.

Here he is desperately trying to breathe life into two fairytales: that the election of the leftwing Evo Morales as Bolivia’s president was fraudulent, and that Morales was forced to resign last year rather than that he was ousted in a CIA-backed military coup. Notably, Katerji was clinging to these discredited story lines as late as last month, long after even the liberal corporate media had abandoned them as no longer tenable.

Katerji was also, of course, an enthusiastic recruit to evidence-free establishment smears that Labour was overrun with antisemitism under the leadership of the leftwing Jeremy Corbyn, the very same anecdotal claims promoted by the entire corporate media.

Not only that, but he even had the gall to argue that he was speaking on behalf of Palestinians in smearing Corbyn, the only leader of a major European party ever to champion their cause. Labour’s new leader Keir Starmer, like most other politicians in the wake of the Corbyn episode, has all but disappeared the Palestinians from the political agenda. Katerji must be delighted – on behalf of Palestinians, of course.

But Katerji’s beef with Fisk derives chiefly from the fact that the Independent’s foreign correspondent broke ranks with the rest of the western press corps over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Katerji is part of what – if we were being more brutally honest about these things – would be called the west’s al-Qaeda lobby. These are a motley crew of journalists and academics using their self-publicised “Arabhood” to justify the intimidation and silencing of anyone not entirely convinced that ordinary Syrians might prefer, however reluctantly, their standard-issue dictator, Bashar al-Assad, over the head-chopping, women-stoning, Saudi-financed jihadists of Islamic State and al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda franchise in Syria; or who question whether the western powers ought to be covertly funding and backing these extremists.

Exercise any doubt at all on either of these points and Katerji will lose no time in calling you an “Assadist”, “war crimes denier”, “antisemite”, “9/11 truther” and worse. Then in yet more evidence of a circle jerk, those establishment blue ticks, even ones beloved by much of the left, will cite his smears as proof that you are indeed an Assadist, war crimes denier, and so on.

Here are just a few examples of Katerji engaging with those critical of the imperial western narrative on Syria, so you get the idea:

Back in 2011 and 2012, in what looked like the possible eruption of an Arab Spring in Syria, the arguments of Katerji and co at least had an air of plausibility. But their real agenda – one that accorded with western imperialism rather than an Arab awakening – became much clearer once local protests against Assad were subsumed by an influx of jihadi fighters of the very kind that had been labelled “terrorists” by the western media everywhere else they appeared in the Middle East.

Inevitably, anyone like Fisk who adopted a position of caution or scepticism about whether the majority of Syrians actually wanted a return to some kind of Islamic Dark Age incurred the wrath of Katerji and his cohorts.

But Fisk infuriated these western al-Nusra lobbyists even further when he visited the town of Douma in 2018 and raised serious questions about claims made by the jihadists who had been ruling the town that, just before Assad’s forces drove them out, the Syrian military had bombed it with chemical gas, killing many civilians. The story, which at that stage was based exclusively on the claims of these head-chopping jihadists, was instantly reported as verified fact by the credulous western media.

Based solely on claims made by the al-Qaeda franchise in Douma, President Donald Trump hurriedly fired off missiles at Syria, in flagrant violation of international law and to cheers from the western media.

Fisk, of course, knew that in discrediting the evidence-free narrative being promoted by the western press corps (who had never been in Douma) he was doing himself no favours at all. They would resent him all the more. Most of his peers preferred to ignore his revelations, even though they were earth-shattering in their implications. But once the official watchdog body the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) issued its report into Douma many months later, implicitly backing the jihadists’ version of events, Fisk’s earlier coverage was snidely dismissed by fellow journalists.

Sadly for them, however, the story did not end there. Following publication of the OPCW’s Douma report, a number of its senior experts started coming forward as whistleblowers to say that, under pressure from the US, the OPCW bureaucracy tampered with their research and misrepresented their findings in the final report. The evidence they had found indicated that Assad had not carried out a chemical attack in Douma. More likely the jihadists, who were about to be expelled by Assad’s forces, had staged the scene to make it look like a chemical attack and draw the US deeper into Syria.

Of course, just as the corporate media ignored Fisk’s original reporting from Douma that would have made their own accounts sound like journalistic malpractice, they resolutely ignored the whistleblowers too. You can scour the corporate media and you will be lucky to find even an allusion to the months-long row over the OPCW report, which gained enough real-world prominence to erupt into a major row at the United Nations, including denunciations of the OPCW’s behaviour from the organisation’s former head, Jose Bustani.

This is the way frauds like Katerji are able to ply their own misinformation. They sound credible only because the counter-evidence that would show they are writing nonsense is entirely absent from the mainstream. Only those active on social media and open-minded enough to listen to voices not employed by a major corporate platform (with, in this case, the notable exception of Peter Hitchens of the Daily Mail) are able to find any of this counter-information. It is as if we are living in parallel universes.

The reason why Fisk was so cherished by readers, and why there was a real sense of loss when he died a month ago, was that he was one of the very few journalists who belonged to the mainstream but reported as though he were not beholden to the agenda of his corporate platform.

There were specific reasons for that. Like a handful of others – John Pilger, Seymour Hersh, Chris Hedges among them – Fisk made his name in the corporate media at a time when it reluctantly indulged the odd maverick foreign correspondent because they had a habit of exposing war crimes everyone else missed, exclusives that then garnered their publications prestigious journalism awards. Ownership of the media was then far less concentrated, so there was a greater commercial incentive for risk-taking and breaking stories. And these journalists emerged in a period when power was briefly more contested, with the labour movement trying to assert its muscle in the post-war decades, and before western societies were forced by the corporate elite to submit to neoliberal orthodoxy on all matters.

Notably, Pilger, Hersh and Hedges all found themselves struggling to keep a place in the corporate media. Fisk alone managed to cling on. That was more by luck. After being forced out of Rupert Murdoch’s Times newspaper for breaking a disturbing story in 1989 on the US shooting down of an Iranian passenger plane, he found a new home at Britain’s Independent newspaper, which had been recently founded. As a late-comer to the British media scene, the paper struggled not only to make money but to create a distinctive identity or gain any real visibility. Fisk survived, it seems, because he quickly established himself as one of the very few reasons to buy the paper. He was a rare example of a journalist who was bigger than the outlet he served.

Readers trusted him because he not only refused to submit to his peers’ herd-think but endlessly called them out as journalistically and intellectually lazy.

Those now trying to tarnish his good name are actually inverting the truth. They want to suggest that support for Fisk was cultish and he was hero-worshipped by those incapable of thinking critically. They will say as much about this piece. So let me point out that I am not without my own criticisms of Fisk. I wrote, for example, an article criticising some unsubstantiated claims he made during Israel’s massive bombardment of Lebanon in 2006.

But my criticism was precisely the opposite of the blue-tick crowd now traducing him. I questioned Fisk for striving to find an implausible middle ground with those establishment blue ticks (before we knew what blue ticks were) by hedging his bets about who was responsible for the destruction of Lebanon. It was a rare, if understandable, example of journalistic timidity from Fisk – a desire to maintain credibility with his peers, and a reluctance to follow through on where the evidence appeared to lead. Maybe this was a run-in with the pro-Israel crowd and the corporate journalists who echo them that, on this occasion, he did not think worth fighting.

The discomfort Fisk aroused in his peers was all too obvious to anyone working in the corporate media, even in its liberal outlets, as I was during the 1990s. I never heard a good word said about Fisk at the Guardian or the Observer. His death has allowed an outpouring of resentment towards him that built up over decades from journalists jealous of the fact that no readers will mourn or remember their own passing.

Fisk’s journalism spoke up for the downtrodden and spoke directly to the reader rather than, as with his colleagues, pandering to editors in the hope of career advancement. In the immediate wake of his death, his colleagues’ disdain for Fisk was veiled in weaselly language. As Media Lens have noted, the favourite term used to describe him in obituaries, even in his own newspaper, was “controversial”.

“It turns out that the term ‘controversial’ is only applied in corporate media to political writers and leaders deemed ‘controversial’ by elite interests.

“This was unwittingly made clear by the big brains at the BBC who noted that Fisk ‘drew controversy for his sharp criticism of the US and Israel, and of Western foreign policy’. If Fisk had drawn ‘controversy’ from China, Iran or North Korea, the ‘weasel word’ would not have appeared in the Beeb’s analysis…

“In corporate media newspeak, ‘controversial’ can actually be translated as ‘offensive to power’. The term is intended as a scare word to warn readers that the labelled person is ‘dodgy’, ‘suspect’: ‘Handle with care!’ The journalist is also signalling to his or her editors and other colleagues: ‘I’m not one of “them”!’”

The journalists who now claim Fisk was a fraud and fantasist are many of those who happily worked for papers that readily promoted the gravest lies imaginable to rationalise an illegal attack on Iraq in 2003 and its subsequent occupation. Those publications eagerly supported lies supplied by the US and British governments that Iraq had WMD and that its leader, Saddam Hussein, was colluding with al-Qaeda – claims that were easily disprovable at the time.

Journalists now attacking Fisk include ones, like the Guardian’s Jessica Elgot, who have been at the forefront of advancing the evidence-free antisemitism smears against Corbyn. Or, like the Guardian’s Hannah Jane Parkinson, have engaged in another favourite corporate journalist pastime, ridiculing the plight of Julian Assange, a fellow journalist who puts their craven stenography to shame and who is facing a lifetime in a US super-max jail for revealing US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Even the Guardian’s Jason Burke, who claims to have experienced Fisk’s lying first-hand while working for the Observer newspaper in 2001 (as was I at that time), has been unable to come up with the goods when challenged, as the pitiable Twitter thread retweeted here confirms:

Noticeably, there is a pattern to the claims of those now maligning Fisk: they hurry to tell us that he was an inspiration in their student days. They presumably think that mentioning this will suggest their disillusionment was hard-earned and therefore make it sound more plausible. But actually it suggests something different.

It indicates instead that in their youthful idealism they aspired to become a journalist who would dig out the truth, who would monitor centres of power, who would comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. To do, in fact, exactly what Fisk did.

But once they got a footing on the corporate career ladder, they slowly learnt that they would need to adopt a more “nuanced” approach to journalism – certainly if they hoped to progress up that ladder, earning the right to their blue tick, and gaining a big enough salary to cover the mortgage in London or New York.

In other words, they became everything they despised in their student days. Fisk was the constant reminder of just how much they had sold out. His very existence shamed them for what they were too cowardly to do themselves. And now in death, when he cannot answer back, they are feasting on his corpse like the vultures that they are, until there is nothing left to remind us that, unlike them, Robert Fisk told uncomfortable truths to the very end.

Jonathan Cook won the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His latest books are “Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East” (Pluto Press) and “Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair” (Zed Books). His website is http://www.jonathan-cook.net/

First Comes A Rolling Civil War

November 09, 2020

First Comes A Rolling Civil War

By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times

The massive psyops is ongoing. Everyone familiar with the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) knew how this would imperatively play out. I chose to frame it as a think tank gaming exercise in my Banana Follies column. This is a live exercise. Yet no one knows exactly how it will end.

US intel is very much aware of well-documented instances of election fraud. Among them: NSA software that infiltrates any network, as previously detailed by Edward Snowden, and capable of altering vote counts; the Hammer supercomputer and its Scorecard app that hacks computers at the transfer points of state election computer systems and outside third party election data vaults; the Dominion software system, known to have serious security issues since 2000, but still used in 30 states, including every swing state; those by now famous vertical jumps to Biden in both Michigan and Wisconsin at 4am on November 4 (AFP unconvincingly tried to debunk Wisconsin and didn’t even try with Michigan); multiple instances of Dead Men Do Vote.

The key actor is the Deep State, which decides what happens next. They have weighed the pros and cons of placing as candidate a senile, stage 2 dementia, neocon warmonger and possible extorsionist (along with son) as “leader of the free world”, campaigning from a basement, incapable of filling a parking lot in his rallies, and seconded by someone with so little support in the Dem primaries that she was the first to drop out.

The optics, especially seen from vast swathes of the imperial-interfered Global South, may be somewhat terrible. Dodgy elections are a prerogative of Bolivia and Belarus. Yet only the Empire is able to legitimize a dodgy election – especially in its own backyard.

Welcome to the New Resistance

The GOP is in a very comfortable position. They hold the Senate and may end up picking up as may as 12 seats in the House. They also know that any attempt by Biden-Harris to legislate via Executive Orders will have…consequences.

The Fox News/ New York Post angle is particularly enticing. Why are they suddenly supporting Biden? Way beyond internal family squabbles worthy of the Succession saga, Rupert Murdoch made it very clear, via the laptop from hell caper, that he has all sorts of kompromat on the Biden family. So they will do whatever he wants. Murdoch does not need Trump anymore.

Nor, in theory, does the GOP. Former CIA insiders assure of serious backroom shenanigans going on between GOP honchos and the Biden-Harris gang. Trade-offs bypassing Trump – which most of the GOP hates with a vengeance. The most important man in Washington will be in fact GOP Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.

Still, to clear any lingering doubts, a vote recount would be absolutely necessary in all 6 contested states – WI, MI, PA, GA, NV and AZ. Through hand counting. One by one. The DoJ would need to act on it, immediately. Not gonna happen. Recounts cost a ton of money. There’s no evidence Team Trump – on top of it short of funds and manpower – will be able to convince Daddy Bush asset William Barr to go for it.

While relentlessly demonizing Trump for spreading “a torrent of misinformation” and “trying to undermine the legitimacy of the US election”, mainstream media and Big Tech have declared a winner – a classic case of pre-programming the sheep multitudes.

Yet what really matters is the letter of the law. State legislatures decide whose electors go to the Electoral College to appoint the President.

Here it is – Article II, Section 1, Clause 2: Each state shall appoint electors “in such Manner as the Legislature Thereof May Direct.”

So this has nothing to do with governors, not to mention the media. It’s up to GOP state legislatures to act accordingly. The drama may roll out for weeks. The first step of the Electoral College procedure takes place on December 14. The final determination will only happen in early January.

Meanwhile, talk of a New Resistance is spreading like wildfire.

Trumpism, with 71 million + votes, is firmly established as a mass movement. No one in the GOP commands this kind of popular appeal. By sidelining Trumpism, the GOP may be committing seppuku.

So what will Deplorables do?

The always indispensable Alastair Crooke hits the nail on the head in a powerful essay: Trump is the President of Red America. And depending on how the scripted (s)election tragicomedy develops next, the Deplorables are bound to become The Ungovernables.

Crooke references a crucial parallel evoked by historian Mike Vlahos, who shows how the current American saga mirrors Ancient Rome in the last century of the Republic, pitting the Roman elite against the Populares – which today are represented by Red (Trumpist) America:

“This was a new world, in which the great landowners, with their latifundia [the slave-land source of wealth], who had been the ‘Big Men’ leading the various factions in the civil wars, became the senatorial archons that dominated Roman life for the next five centuries — while the People, the Populares, were ground into a passive — not helpless — but generally dependent and non-participating element of Roman governance: This sapped away at the creative life of Rome, and eventually led to its coming apart.”

So as much as the Dem machine had wanted it, Trump is not yet Imperator Caesar Augustus, whom the Greeks called Autokrator (autocrat), but was a de facto monarch. The American Augustus, Tiberius and most of all Caligula is still further on down the road. He will definitely be a benign, humanitarian imperialist.

In the meantime, what will imperial Big Capital do?

The West, and especially the American Rome, is on the edge of a double precipice: the worst economic depression ever, coupled with imminent, myriad, uncontrollable explosions of social rage.

So the Deep State is reasoning that with Biden – or, sooner rather than later, Supreme shakti and Commander-in-Chief Maa Durga Kamala – the path gets smoother towards the Davos Great Reset. After all, to reset the chess pieces, first the chessboard must be knocked over. This will be one step beyond Dark Winter – which not accidentally was evoked by teleprompter-reading Biden himself on the final presidential debate. The script gets ominously closer to the Rockefelller Foundation’s 2010 Lock Step.

Meanwhile, Plan B is kept in ready, steady, go mode: the lineaments of a global rampage, focused on “malign” Russia’s sphere of influence to satisfy a “revived” NATO and the military-industrial complex, which selected the now media-appointed President-Elect in the first place because he’s no more than a pliant cardboard figure.

The BBC has become a mirror image of the political class – a cabal of champagne-swilling news editors

BBC – British Brainwashing Corporation

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Media coverage of protests against so called austerity measures (the piracy of state assets by international corporations), demonises protesters, ignores the political nature of protests and legitimises state violence against demonstrators. The mainstream Spanish and Greek press emphasise independence of protests from political influence, and report peaceful protests – the occupation of public spaces by camping, etc. – more than violent ones. De-politicisation of protests is also achieved by covering personal stories of individual protesters, focusing  on their particular circumstances  – “Maria, a nurse until last year, and currently unemployed”.

 

Another tactic of corporate mouthpiece media is to ignore protests. The British Brainwashing Corporation (BBC) hardly gave mention to the tens of thousands of people who clashed with police in central Madrid in March 2014. Our media masters did not see fit to show protesters being beaten with batons as they attempted to storm the headquarters of the ruling Conservative Popular Party.They dished up the usual menue of escapist bilge. They did not show the six columns of protesters, each from a different Spanish region, who carried banners proclaiming: ‘Marching for dignity’, nor a parallel protest of ‘mass civil disobedience’ in  Barcelona, in which riot police again beat demonstrators with batons as they began to smash the windows of banks. The protesters marched under a banner proclaiming: ‘Disobedience 2014. They can’t control us if we disobey’.

These protests mirror ones in Greece, Italy, and Portugal. At best, the BBC might show them as footnotes, as in the case of the NHS march in Manchester in 2013, which attracted 50,000 protesters, and this comment, directed to the BBC director, Chris Patton, from Labour Party shadow health minister, Andy Burnham: ‘It was therefore a real surprise to me to return home to find what I consider only cursory coverage of the event on BBC news bulletins. As far I could see, there was no specific coverage and it was only mentioned in the wider context of Conservative Party Conference’. A real surprise? Really?

 

The BBC has become a mirror image of the political class – a cabal of champagne-swilling news editors from posh boy suburbs, totally cut off from the reality of declining living standards and job insecurity experienced by the masses. Its flagship news broadcasts might as well be beamed from Murdoch Towers.

 

They dare not show banners proclaiming: ‘Disobedience 2014. They can’t control us if we disobey’. They do not want the enslaved to develop that worst of all eventualities – a dangerous  idea.

 

Qatari ‘al Watan’: "Al Arabiya is lies, fabrications & more lies!’


 
Via FLC

Looky here: A Qatari newspaper lambasts Al Arabiya like no one ever did, so far!

جريدة الوطن – Newspaper Al Watan – العربية.. «أن تكذب أكثر»! And just in case this gets erased, here is a crude translation of excerpts:

“…Do you remember the issue of media baron Rupert Murdoch, and the closure of one of the largest newspapers in the United Kingdom the News of the World after its involvement in the wiretapping scandal on voice mail and phones hundreds of British citizens ..?

You now have a similar story, but without professional ethics:

In the new documents, which were aired as «Arab event», information described as highly classified accused the Syrian regime of setting the fire in the Villagio Mall here in Qatar, on May 28 last year, an investigation by the competent authorities concluded that the fire was caused by ‘faulty wiring’… , which had begun in the upper floor (mezzanine) sportswear shop, and then spread quickly …

Al Arabiya then went on to say that according to a ‘confidential document’,

The Syrian ambassador in question (Hajem Ibrahim) ended his tenure and left Qatar six years BEFORE the Villagio fire … The Syrian embassy was closed on the 8th of february and all employees left Qatar, when Al Arabiya says that the Syrian regime decided to create the ‘branch’ in Qatar on February 18th! …. for these reasons we conclude that the ‘document’ mentioned by Al Arabiya (they pretend to have a copy of it) is a complete fake, and Al Arabiya could have resorted to the web to check the most basic informations …

Most importantly, are the results of the Qatari investigations that could have prevented al Arabiya from broadcasting what amounted to a bad version of a «James Bond» movie, …

The question that arises now is: Was this the first time that Al Arabiya broadcasted lies and fabrications?

There are lots and lots of false Al Arabiya news, including but not limited to .. News of the defection Farouk al-Shara, aired last August, and was a lie … and what was posted «Arabiya Net» last April of a coup attempt in Qatar, before its management decided to delete from its website minutes later and then the official apology of Mohammed Saud Jamal senior editor of al Arabia that the news published was false, and to make matters worse, al Arabiya went on to say that its site was ‘hacked’, when in reality and simultaneously, their ‘Grand Wizard’ apologized for publishing ‘false news’ …”

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Alastair Campbell: ‘Murdoch pushed Blair into Iraq War’

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Two years ago, the disgraced Israel-Firster media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch, was honored by one of America’s top Israel lobby groups, ADL, for his “stalwart support of Israel and his commitment to promoting respect and speaking out against anti-Semitism”.

Christopher Bollyn claimed in 2003 that Murdoch has Zionist Jewish family roots and he had prior knowledge of 9/11.

On Friday, former British prime minister Tony Blair’s ex-communications director, Alastair Campbell claimed in his diaries published by British daily The Guardian – that Murdoch called Blair on March 11, 2003 – eight days before US invasion of Iraq – urging him not to do anything that could delay the start of the invasion (for Israel).

Campbell said that Murdoch had pledged that News International — the division which runs his British newspapers — would support Britain if it backed the United States on the issue.

Blair recently admitted in testimony before Britain’s media ethics inquiry that Murdoch had phoned him three times during the run-up to the war.

Murdoch previously told the Leveson inquiry: “I’ve never asked a prime minister for anything“. No Kidding!!

Campbell’s disclosure of Murdoch’s intervention on the eve of the Iraq war is the second substantive example to raise questions over the News Corp chairman’s claim that he never tried to influence any prime minister. John Major told Leveson on Tuesday that Murdoch told him in February 1997, three months before the general election, that he would withdraw support for the Tories unless the then prime minister changed his policies on Europe.

Major told the inquiry: “If we couldn’t change our European policies, his papers could not and would not support the Conservative government.”

Alastair Campbell has made those allegations against Murdoch in the latest volume of his diaries, ‘The Burden Of Power, Countdown To Iraq‘.

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Targeting Murdoch

by Stephen Lendman

My PhotoQuelle surprise! Britain’s parliament discovered what media critics and people wanting real news and information knew decades ago.
Murdoch’s world features demagoguery, managed news, scandal, sleaze, and warmongering. He’s the prototypical presstitute famed journalist George Seldes (1890 – 1995) denounced in books like “Lords of the Press.”

He called them “the most powerful force against the general welfare of the majority of the people.” He exposed their tactics long before Project Censored.

Major media scoundrels are villainous global pirates. Murdoch’s the worst of the bunch. Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) once called Fox News “the most biased name in news….with its extraordinary right-wing tilt.”

Viewing, it added, is like watching “a Harlem Globetrotters game (knowing) which side is supposed to win.” It’s hard-right, pro-business, pro-war, pro-occupation, anti-populist, sleazy and biased, combined with juiced-up infotainment and junk food news.

It’s a virtual mouthpiece piece for extremist Republicans. It long ago stopped pretending it’s legitimate. It mocks real journalism. It’s not tolerated on air.

Famed Chicago columnist Mike Royko (1932- 1997) once said “no self-respecting fish would (want to) be wrapped in a Murdoch paper….”

Former Fox employees complain about management cooking the facts to make stories acceptable to right-wing audiences. Those unwilling to go along are fired. Former Bush aid Lee Atwater once said Fox boss Roger Ailes operates on “two speeds – attack and destroy.” He also demands programming conform to his views.

Murdoch’s a force for evil, not good. Heir apparent son James was groomed to succeed him. He currently serves as News Corp. chairman and CEO. He’s part of its scandalous operations like his father.

At age 82, Rupert nears retirement. It may come sooner than he wishes. James turns 40 in December. Whether he’ll ride out the storm remains to be seen. If he wasn’t Murdoch’s son he’d have been gone long ago.

On May 1, the London Guardian headlined “Rupert Murdoch ‘not fit’ to lead major international company, MPs conclude,” saying:

A parliamentary committee declared him “not a fit person” to run a major company. Its report also targeted James. At issue was last year’s News of the World phone-hacking affair.

Last July, London Guardian writers Nick Davies and Amelia Hill broke the story. Milly Dowler and her family were victimized. Their voicemails were hacked.

Related police corruption came out. So did information about Murdoch, James, as well as other executives and editors having private meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron never disclosed.
Observers wondered if father and son would weather the storm. They’re still wondering. Tarnished and exposed, News Corp. retains clout. Readers, viewers, and shareholders will likely decide its future.
Tuning it out makes it bleak. What UK, US, and other lawmakers decide remains unknown. More on that below.

Guardian writers said “Labour MPs and the sole Liberal Democrat on the committee, Adrian Sanders, voted together in a bloc of six against the five Conservatives to insert (specific) criticisms of Rupert….and toughen up the remarks about his son James.”

Other News International (NI) employees got harsher treatment. Language like “complicit” in a cover-up, deliberately withholding vital information, and falsely answering questions was used.

For his part, Rupert didn’t “take steps to become fully informed about phone hacking.” He “turned a blind eye and exhibited willful blindness to what was going on in his companies and publication.”
For decades, he’s been known as a hands-on boss. As a result, these accusations bite. The committee concluded that NI’s culture “permeated from the top.” It “speaks volumes about the lack of effective corporate governance at News Corporation and News International.”

“We conclude, therefore, that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.”

James was described as exhibiting a “lack of curiosity (and) willful ignorance even” when phone-hacking 2009 and 2010 settlement negotiations were ongoing.

The committee added:

“We would add to these admissions that as the head of a journalistic enterprise, we are astonished that James Murdoch did not seek more information or ask to see the evidence and counsel’s opinion when he was briefed by Tom Crone and Colin Myler on the Gordon Taylor case.”

It steered clear of drawing conclusions on evidence about Milly Dowler because of an ongoing police phone hacking investigation. In March 2002, she was abducted and murdered.

MPs said company executives showed contempt for parliament “in the most blatant fashion.” They willfully tried to obstruct and mislead.

NI executive chairman Les Hinton was accused of “inexcusably” misleading MPs on his role in authorizing a 243,000 pound Clive Goodman payoff. Convicted of phone hacking, he formerly served as NI’s royal editor.

“We consider, therefore, that (Hinton) was complicit in the cover-up at (NI), which included making misleading statements and giving a misleading picture to the committee,” MPs said.

NI’s legal affairs manager Tom Crone and journalist/editor Colin Myler were also accused of deliberately concealing vital information from the committee. In addition, they lied when asked questions.

Besides unresolved internal NI issues and legal ones, accused executives may be called before parliament to apologize. If so, they’ll be the first ones forced to in half a century.

In response, they deny all accusations. A News Corp. statement said:

“News Corporation is carefully reviewing the select committee’s report and will respond shortly. The company fully acknowledges significant wrongdoing at News of the World and apologises to everyone whose privacy was invaded.”

A more detailed press release added:

“Hard truths have emerged from the Select Committee Report: that there was serious wrongdoing at the News of the World; that our response to the wrongdoing was too slow and too defensive; and that some of our employees misled the Select Committee in 2009.”

“News Corporation regrets, however, that the Select Committee’s analysis of the factual record was followed by some commentary that we, and indeed several members of the committee, consider unjustified and highly partisan. These remarks divided the members along party lines.”

“We have already confronted and have acted on the failings documented in the Report: we have conducted internal reviews of operations at newspapers in the United Kingdom and indeed around the world, far beyond anything asked of us by the Metropolitan Police; we have volunteered any evidence of apparent wrongdoing to the authorities; and, we have instituted sweeping changes in our internal controls and our compliance programs on a world-wide basis, to help ensure that nothing like this ever happens again anywhere at News Corporation.”

“As we move forward, our goal is to make certain that in every corner of the globe, our company acts in a manner of which our 50,000 employees and hundreds of thousands of shareholders can be justly proud.”

UK media regulator Ofcom said:

“We note the publication of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee report. Ofcom has a duty under the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996 to be satisfied that any person holding a broadcasting licence is, and remains, fit and proper to do so.”

“Ofcom is continuing to assess the evidence – including the new and emerging evidence – that may assist it in discharging these duties.”

On May 1, the Guardian headlined, “Rupert Murdoch’s Fox broadcast licenses targeted by US ethics group,” saying:

Citizens for Responsibility in Washington (CREW) wrote FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. It want Murdoch’s television licenses revoked on grounds of character. It cited UK parliament’s committee calling him “not a fit person” to run a major international company.

CREW director Melanie Sloan said father and son failed the test US media law requires. “If they are not passing the character standard under British law, it seems to me that they are not going to meet (it) in America.”

FCC regulations require broadcast licenses only given to people of good character who serve the “public interest” and speak with “candor.”

By that standard, all US, UK, and most other Western media fail the test. FCC officials won’t likely act. US regulatory agencies don’t regulate corporate America. They serve it. Genachowski already suggested he won’t touch this.

CREW hopes new information will force his hand. It also wants Congress to act. Bipartisan complicity will also steer clear. Murdoch’s safe in America. Britain’s another matter.

New Corp. owns 39.1% of pay TV giant BSkyB. If Ofcom judges NI “not a fit and proper” owner, it may order Murdoch to sell part or all of his lucrative holding. Shuffling key management and editorial positions may minimize the damage. The rot starts at the top and filters down.

Policy analyst Michael Pryce-Jones calls the “company in crisis.” It needs to shake things up quickly. Its board should act on a succession plan. Rupert “cannot stay on as CEO and chairman of this company.”
If James wasn’t his son, he’d have been sacked months ago. Shareholders may have the last word. Readers and viewers can hold them accountable by tuning them out and walking away.

Imagine the joy of a Murdoch free world. Imagine a better one freed from all scoundrel media. Imagine credible choices replacing them. It’s an idea whose time has come.

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Shabana Syed: ‘Welcome to the United Jewish kingdom’

Introduction by Gilad Atzmon: The following is a brave attempt to locate my criticism of Jewish identity politics and the Israeli Lobby at the heart of contemporary political discourse.

“…it’s also obvious to every person who reads me that there is not a drop of racism, bigotry or anti Semitism in any of my writing.” – Gilad Atzmon
Gilad Atzmon
(LONDON) – Gilad Atzmon the famous ex Israeli musician, philosopher writer whose new book “The Wandering Who?” has caused fury amongst pro Israel groups is no stranger to controversy; a few months ago he caused a stir when Sheikh Raed Salah a respected figure amongst Arab Israelis visited the UK and was arrested for no other reason except that the Israel lobby in Britain demanded it, Atzmon wrote: “Welcome to the United Jewish Kingdom”.
His words may have astonished a few but were prophetic, considering the current political and economic climate against a background of the power of pro Israel lobbies in Britain and America.
AIPAC’s control of American Congress is well known; America is suffering one the worst economic crisis, yet Congress has voted to continue the 3 billion aids package to Israel.
When Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu stood in Congress in May to say that Israel will never go back to the 1967 borders, he received 29 standing ovations and according to ABC’s Jonathan Karl, “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint meeting of congress had all trappings of a State of the Union address by a president with sky-high approval ratings.”
Instead of dealing with constituents who are facing economic disaster 81 Congress members took a free all expenses paid holiday to Israel this year. Alison Weir founder of “If Americans Knew” wrote: “This is an extraordinary situation. No other lobby on behalf of a foreign country comes anywhere near to controlling such wealth or taking so many of America’s elected representatives on a propaganda trip to their favorite country.”
The power of the pro Israel groups is Britain is not so visible as political commentator Peter Oborne attempted to reveal in a Dispatches documentary “Inside Britain’s Pro Israel Lobby”.
A report by Rajeev Syal in The Observer stated that Britain’s most active pro-Israeli propaganda organisation Bicom “which flies journalists to Israel on fact-finding trips and organises access to senior government figures – has received nearly £1.4m in two years from a billionaire donor whose father made a fortune manufacturing arms in Israel.” It was also revealed that the billionaire was the pro Israeli Poju Zabludowicz.
In Britain any criticism of Israel is muzzled and suppressed through howls of “anti Semitism”. The BBC has already been caught many times propagating the hasbara propaganda; when Israeli commandos attacked the Mavi Mara in international waters killing 9 Turkish peace activists the BBC’s Panorama programme on the subject was slated by many for its pro Israel biased approach.
Atzmon’s book aptly named “The Wandering Who?” looks at these powerful lobbies and examines Jewish identity politics and the Jewish Diaspora’s relationship with Israel”. The book has caused a similar stir as Salman Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’, only this time around it is not a “bunch of bearded Muslim extremists against free speech”, but rather the most powerful and richest controlling group, therefore the media has ignored ‘calls for a book burning’.
Atzmon is the subject of a vicious smear campaign which hasn’t hindered or subdued him, he is one of a few writers who breaks the norms and political taboos and ‘says it like it is’. He neither tip toes or sugar coats the facts even though as he puts it “you will have to face an orchestrated smear campaign, you will be then called ‘anti Semite,’ a ‘new historian’ and even a ‘holocaust denier”.
It has been easy for pro Israel supporters to stifle and suppress critical discourse against Israel, however in the case of Gilad Atzmon their attempts to silence him is causing them a massive problem, as the terms used to silence most critics won’t stick on Atzmon. How can one call Atzmon who was born a Jew and brought up in Israel, served in the Israeli army, had a relative who died in the holocaust, “anti Semitic or racist?”
According to ‘The Community Security Trust’ which monitors anti Semitism and was also one of the pressure groups that was behind Teresa May arresting Sheikh Salah, the book is “utterly contemporary cultural racism”.
Another critic Ben Cohen in New York Jewish Week argues that Atzmon is an anti Semite who “traffics in anti Semitic tropes – for example describing the “credit crunch as a ‘Ziopunch’, or declaring that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an accurate reflection of the global power of American Jews..”
Atzmon who lives in Britain is not only famous for his music but also one of the most prominent advocates of Palestinian rights, his life philosophy stems not from any form of ‘tribalism’ but from a deep belief in humanity. His book has received critical acclaim and been endorsed by prominent academics like Professor John Falk, Professor John J Mearsheimer and Professor William A Cook.
Mearsheimer has also been the subject of a smear campaign after he endorsed Atzmon’s book as ‘Essential to an understanding of Jewish identity politics and the role they play on the world stage.’
Defending his book Atzmon writes “it’s also obvious to every person who reads me that there is not a drop of racism, bigotry or anti Semitism in any of my writing. In my entire writing career I have never criticized Jews as people, ethnicity or race. Nor do I criticise Judaism. What I do is to scrutinize Jewish ideology and culture and I argue that if Israel defines itself as the ‘Jewish State’ and drops bombs on civilians from airplanes decorated with Jewish symbols, then it is our moral duty to question what this ‘Jewishness’ is all about.”
He also examines the baffling question of “what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics.”
The book also explains the workings of Zionist groups and the Machiavellian methods used to acquire power and control, and if we examine the recent political scandals that have been unfolding, the picture becomes clearer.
The ‘Phone hacking Scandal’ earlier this year revealed to what extent Murdoch, who is aligned to the powerful Jewish lobbies in UK and US, controlled the British political establishment. Gordon Duff Senior editor at Veterans Today wrote: “Who is Rupert Murdoch, though born in Australia is an Israeli citizen and Jewish. Why is this important? Murdoch is now admitted to have controlled the political systems in Britain and America for two decades. He has had the power to choose national leaders, make policy, and pass laws at will.”
It was said that he was the 24th member of the British Cabinet encouraging the then Prime Minister Tony Blair to invade Iraq. He was heavily involved in dictating the policies he expected from David Cameron for his electoral support, and when the scandal was exposed, Cameron had to answer many questions one of them being, why he had employed as director of communications Andy Coulson who had been part of Murdoch’s News International Corporation. The scandal also led to the resignation of two top terrorism police officers.
The recent scandal involved Liam Fox the British Defense Secretary and his companion Adam Werrity, who with no official capacity had accompanied Fox on Official government business as his adviser. It was also revealed that Fox and Werrity had been funded by the Israeli lobby and of course Poju Zabludowicz the billionaire behind Bicom.
It is also interesting to note that Netanyahu and Ehud Barak believe the biggest threat to world peace is Iran, and Fox and Werrity’s agenda had been to push for conflict with Iran.
Fox is just one of the many British MP’s who along with nearly the whole of the British Cabinet and are the ‘Israel first brigade.’ Atzmon affirms “ with 80% of our leading party’s MP’s being Conservative Friends Of Israel’s (CFI) members, we have good reason to believe that treachery is now institutional amongst UK elected politicians.”

Craig Murray, former Ambassador and Human rights activist in the Daily mail warns:
“By working closely with an unofficial aide with extraordinary access but no security vetting and murky funding sources, Fox had potentially compromised national security…..Let us hope that Fox’s fall will remind future Defense Secretaries that there is only one country whose interests they should seek to defend – and that is this one.”
The current political scenario may explain why this government imprisoned Palestinian activist Sheikh Salah for no particular reason and took an unprecedented step to quickly amend Britain’s Universal Jurisdiction law so that Israeli war criminals who committed crimes against humanity in the 2006 Gaza war will not face arrest when they visit Britain.

Also it may explain why when it came to security at London Olympics 2012 Cameron has pushed aside Britain’s capable M15 and bought in Israel’s Mossad to train British operatives a fact that was revealed in Israel’s Daily YNet in May this year
If we look at Atzmon’s statement “Welcome to United Jewish Kingdom” against the background of all the facts surfacing and the contents of his book, maybe it is not an illusion when you enter Britain and see the Olympics 2012 logo proudly displayed and yes you will be forgiven if for a moment you think it spells “Zion”.

The Wandering Who on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

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America, Israel and the New Holocaust

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Two Nations Destroyed

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

There are times I think working at Veterans Today is almost worthwhile. The hours are long, most of the work boring and the pay non-existent.

We are singled out on enemies lists by both Jewish and White Supremacist/Neo Nazi groups for “hate pages,” many addressed to me personally. The Tea Party hates me, the Democrats don’t trust me, Christian Zionists look on me as Satan and I have a higher approval rate, by over 15 points, than any politician in the United States.

‘Dying by the Thousands’

Years ago, before I went into politics and lobbying, I thought of myself as an underachiever, lacking focus, someone “sliding by.” In Washington, I was a “wunderkind.” There is such a thing as setting the bar low, then there is Washington…where they bury it.

What we did, Veterans Today, was hit a nerve in the majority of Americans. We simply tell the truth here. We don’t advocate anything, don’t organize, we function as a simple news organization. 

Americans are dying for the truth, literally, by the thousands over the past few years.

9/11 was just a door opener, maybe a false flag nuke attack, another major ground war, perhaps Iran, normally inconceivable considering America’s collapse but such realities as survival of America seem to count for nothing anymore. America is the sacrificial lamb, whether we recognize it or not.

Now it seems Americans will be starving for the truth. If you aren’t aware that congress passed a death sentence against any American without a paid off home and $400,000 cash in the bank, you have not been paying attention. They are our new “lower class.”

Everyone else is destined for years of scraping by, watching their children suffer, no dental care, no money for gas or car repairs, minimum wage jobs until the minimum wage is lowered, that’s in the plans also.

Americans Pay Each One – $30,000

Funny thing, despite the fact, a fact that doesn’t exist as it is unreported, despite the fact American gives Israel $30,000 dollars apiece to every Jewish man, woman and child, Israeli’s are doing much the same.

Americans believed, and some idiots still do, that Muslims were involved in the Bush false flag coup called “9/11″.

Israelis, the dumbest at least, believe the 5th rate puppet dictatorships run by oil companies, the CIA and “unnamed” international organizations, you can guess who runs these, have been trying to kill off the Jews in a new “holocaust” for 60 years.

Poppycock.

A short note: Iran has no ability to project military force further than 300 miles to sea, defensive entirely. They have no aircraft carriers, no long range aircraft to speak of. They could certainly bog America down in a thousand year war were we to invade, were there any reason to do so, which there is not.
They have minimal political influence in Iraq, Shiites there don’t really like them, stories to the contrary are lies, like all American news. I have met with Shiite leaders there and know how things work. Any academic or “analyst” knows this but will lie on cue when a dollar is put on the table, just as with journalists.

Iran has secret spies in Afghanistan, a country where there are over 200,000 “secret spies” from a dozen nations. They are also accused of “causing trouble” in Bahrain. More honestly, a vicious dictatorship is butchering people there with full complicity of the United States and nobody will help, not Iran for sure. They are terrified of being accused of “supporting terrorism.”

Recurrent theme:

Rupert Murdoch – Media Puppet Master?

Controlled journalism is treason. Journalists working for Murdoch and his cronies, including the financed internet, slush funded by Koch and Amway and Scaife and the corporate types have to go.

The term I use is “clear and present danger.” Call me “Cass Sonnenstein,” Obama’s Censorship Czar” in reverse.

The systematic control of all media, all history, all reporting, continual hate mongering, pulpits, the airwaves, TV dramas, the highly organized and sinister emails that do the rounds, the heavily financed “best sellers” are all attacks on the American people as much as any war. They are pure terrorism.

I don’t suggest a solution. Should you turn the TV off, unsubscribe to newspapers? It is past that.

There is no basis for freedom left, not when the history you were taught and retaught is fiction. There is a game here, one used to sell you broken cars, kitchen refacing or, of late, we are told we need to spend billions of dollars to give homes to the remaining “holocaust survivors.” Let me digress here.

This is the cover story. As for the truth, some say the holocaust never happened, in many countries those who ask questions go to prison, we know of hundreds doing as much as 15 years for teaching history based on real documents, proven history that disagrees with “popular culture.”

This makes me suspicious but, you know what, I am still looking. What has been proven to me is that the holocaust became a business.

Here is what I was told:

German Mother and Daughters – Raped and Murdered

At the end of the war, several thousand Jews survived death camps. Most of those died of typhus before they could leave Europe. During the last days of the war, the Germans ran the ovens 24 hours a day and spent their last few rounds of ammunition shooting every Jew in the camps.

Photographs of camp liberations don’t show thousands but hundreds.

Small children didn’t survive the camps, we were told that, they were gassed immediately.

Based on normal demographics, people put in camps in 1937 or 1940 or whenever, only kept alive because they were of prime working age, they would have been 32 years old in 1945 when liberated, and, as I have been told over and over, most of them died in the weeks after, as backed up by the photographs of the living skeletons I have seen 10,000 times.

The average age of one of these survivors would be 98 years old. Not just that, but they would be 98 year olds who suffered years of brutality and disease, malnutrition and starvation.

Comparing them to the only similar population I know of, one I belong to, is Vietnam veterans. As a Marine combat vet, I suffered malnutrition, bone loss, tooth loss, Agent Orange poisoning, vitamin deficiencies and decades of poor health. There were nearly 3 million of us, 10% combat vets, yet recent figures show only 700,000 of us have reached 60 years old.

Night Ambush Over – Day Job Begins – Gordon Duff

I have a list of friends who have been treated for a cascade of cancers for decades. Few of us are alive, in fact I have, according to doctors, been on borrowed time since 1995.

Worse still, the same demographics apply to Gulf War I veterans and our current group, supposedly fed 6,000 calories a day, average cost of their meals as supplied by Haliburton, an oil supply company, is $38.00 each, well above the gross pay of the average working American.

Problem is, tens of thousands of our current military are also being fed medications, some experimental, that cost even more.

Anecdotal reports, as real figures are “top secret,” show military and vets, young men and women, killing themselves in record numbers, continually ill despite billions spent to keep them healthy, hundreds of billions to, supposedly, keep them safe from harm, they are dying like flies also.

Americans are being told that they have to financially “back away” from their veterans, their old, their poor and spend billions to take care of 200,000 holocaust survivors, more money to add to the billions channeled to Israel, $3 billion in foreign aid and 6 to 10 times that in different “financial packages” and “trade subsidies.” It is all money taken from the US.

…by Norman Finkelstein

You do know that for 65 years, the German government has spent tens and tens of billions compensating holocaust survivors. You may not know that as many as 2 million Americans, I come very close to qualifying myself, can, according to a bizarre set of definitions, call themselves “holocaust survivors.”

I’m not going to begin to say the holocaust didn’t happen though I couldn’t prove it did without using materials that are highly speculative. This just isn’t my job.

I simply know that dozens of countries have passed laws outlawing discussion of the holocaust, laws pushed through by huge financial payoffs from powerful organizations, laws that run totally contrary to UN human rights and freedom of speech initiatives.

In fact, the moves against those who attack the holocaust, right or wrong, it isn’t the question here, are, in fact, technically “war crimes.” There isn’t a shadow of difference between putting a college professor in solitary confinement in Austria or Canada for saying only 5,999,000 Jews were killed, and this really is a law in these countries, for up to 15 years, than what the Nazis were accused of.

There isn’t one shadow of a difference.

Now planeloads of congressmen are heading to Israel where the people are in the streets claiming they live in a dictatorship, demanding the removal of their Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu.
Didn’t see it in the papers? Suppressed news?

Here is a story about Israel.

Israeli young people can’t get jobs and can’t afford food and housing. They say their lives are being destroyed. I saw a young man on video two days ago saying he was ready to sacrifice his life for his country.

Rachel Corrie – After the Bulldozer Treatment

My first thought, was he going to kill Palestinian children or perhaps run down Rachel Corrie with a bulldozer then I remembered I burned down villages in Vietnam.

I am not in a position to make accusations like these.

All war is pre financial scam, generally based on some form of race hatred peddled by media and phony history. How long has this been going on? What do you think the Old Testament is? This is pure propaganda, pure race hatred, an invented g-d that advocated killing, theft of land, apartheid and race extermination.

Don’t like hearing it? Of late, there has been a lot of talk about the dangers of Sharia law, the stonings, the craziness. You are aware, of course, that the worst of Sharia law, and I don’t care for it much, comes from the Old Testament? Like the new one?

Think of the Spanish Inquisition or 60,000 Huguenots burned alive in one day in Paris or 1 in 3 older women burned as witches for 500 years or the use of religion to subjugate the Americas, Africa and Asia, hardly colonialism but centuries of slavery that, to an extent, continues.

Karl Marx – Formerly with the New York Times

If you don’t think Islam has been bent to serve the will of the oppressor, you aren’t paying attention either. Why do you think damning Karl Marx was so important? Anyone speaking up against war for profit, against propaganda, against destruction of human culture, against eternal slavery had to be a threat.

Thank goodness the Soviet Union was such a poorly run rathole country. They made killing off socialism easy.

The hell on earth we are enjoying now, a planet raped, destroyed, irradiated beyond measure by the Japanese plutonium pits, the hopelessness felt around the world because of financial gangsterism, unrestrained, unbridled, controlling all major governments, all banks, using armies and police forces, news media…..

Picking up the pattern here?

A second of more “Israel.” Young people there ask why, but don’t ask very loudly, not really. Years of being lobotomized has left most indolent, like, well, like Americans.

How do they, the young of Israel, expect to live? They have to compete for housing with rich American Jews who see Israel as a new Miami Beach. A group that controls up to 40% of the world’s wealth can really screw up a real estate market.

Hell, they managed to have a couple of million Palestinians thrown into concentration camps and still manage to arrange for the news to and popular culture to label the victims as terrorists. Now Jews notice they are victims too. Welcome to our world.

Guest Worker Kids Protesting in Israel

Stop for a second. Do you know what a “guest worker” is? This is someone from Bangladesh or Thailand or Indonesia that comes to your country and takes your job.

They don’t have to be paid, not much, they have no rights, they just have your job. Israel has a million of them. It was easy bringing them in.

After all, young rich American Jews, sent to Israel on vacation were not going to be able to support Israel’s agricultural export economy by picking cucumbers with those Ivy League hands.
Someone had to do the work in the world’s 4th largest arms export economy.
And, when the Palestinians had to be removed forcibly, angry people sick of having their homes bulldozed and their rights taken, people who no longer fit into the “Catskills” on the Med” version of Israel, they had to be replaced by young Jews working for minimum wage or foreign workers.

Thai Agricutural Workers in Israel

And, of course, when you remove 3 million people with strong commercial and agricultural roots from an economy, your only other hope is to become a beggar nation.

You are stuck in an eternal cycle of US foreign aid, bribing and blackmailing congressmen like the new planeloads heading over now and lying on the news, led by Zionist extremist Rupert Murdoch.

The Israeli people? They will do better than Americans and are but they don’t know it. Homeless, unemployed but they have free medical care, they have social programs, all paid for by American taxpayers while American kids will do without.

Is it their fault? Actually no.

Uri Avnery – Mr. Peace in Israel

Fix it? Peace and justice work. Rebuilding Israel or, more rightly, Judea, as a home for everyone there, no special religious laws, no sectors with more rights than others, this would be an answer. What would it take?

Humanity, righteousness, honor and hard work, an end to manipulation, a cleansing of crooked politics, an end to apartheid and the police state, not just in Israel but dozens of countries also.
Egypt tried it and is fighting for its life, the last vestiges of their brutal dictatorship holding on, maybe even winning.

Worst of all is America. You can’t imagine how hard this is for me to say. When I hear mention of the constitution, invariably the money behind the message is pure “police state.” “Tea Party” means “police state,” dictatorship.

But it goes further.

Grab Your Stones Folks – Maybe all You Will Have Left

America has failed. It has become a feudal nation with a dwindling middle class, dead political traditions, a threat to the peace of the world, an economic debacle, the center of lies and filth, not even a nation at all.

America is, increasingly, the brothel for a global conspiracy clearly designed, as “conspiratorialists” are now raving about, to depopulate the world and bring about decades of civil unrest.

The end goal will be a world dictatorship.

Watch the last years, look at everything that has happened. I so much hate hearing conspiracy theory about AIDS and vaccinations, about “chemtrails” and “HAARP.”

90% of ‘conspiracy theory’ is paid for by the police state. Which are the real conspiracies? When the corporate media peddles press releases, junk science and a mythology clearly serving an agenda of political indoctrination and human slavery, in reality, when studied, very much both “brain washing” or “mind control,” no one is left to differentiate anything. By today’s journalistic standards, the rising of the sun could be considered conspiracy theory.

I am now expecting, my guess, and, as I say so often, check my track record, more diseases to pop up. Like any spineless journalist, I can predict the London riots days after they start. Better people predicted this and Norway and the yet unrealized worldwide disaster of Japan that continues as I write.
Look around you, whether you live in Britain or Germany, Norway or Poland, Israel or the United States.

You are lied to and lap up the lies like a dog at vomit? Are you ready to stop?
You are ruled, not governed.

Look around you. Open your senses. Do you feel free or do you feel something, something I describe as a worldwide criminal conspiracy that knows no borders and respects nothing? Do you, on more than a rare occasion, suspect your “government” hates you and would be happier if you and your children were buried and forgotten? This is a common theme.

We have all reached a point where there is no amount of death, no amount of war, no amount of hopelessness is enough. We are being taught to feed off the suffering of others, taught to take pride in living on our knees.

We are being educated, conditioned, we are raising our own children to be things we all should be ashamed of.

Listen to how our own children talk, what they learn, what they believe, not just the religions increasingly steeped in race hatred and cheap politics but the “moral flexibility.”
In the end, an inexorable end, we will have bred generations, Orwellian generations, capable of endless cruelty.

Watch the news, what news we have. Nothing can hide it.

In case you missed it:
“Two Peoples, One Future”- NO, BUT NO THANK YOU

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Ruppert Murdoch & Hezbollah’s "Scuds"

Ruppert Murdoch & Hezbollah’s “Scuds”

Amal Saad-Ghorayeb: “Narwani makes an excellent argument but Blanford is not in the business of fabricating sources…”

“The Huffington Post’s Sharmine Narwani makes an excellent argument in this piece. In all fairness though, Nicholas Blanford is not in the business of fabricating sources and is one of the few foreign journos who are granted rare access to Hizbullah. Need to run this by him to hear his version.”
(below)

Amal Saad-Ghorayeb has Nick Blanford’s response to S Narwani’s piece on Hezbollah’s ‘(Merdoch’s) Scuds!’

“Apologies for the mass email response and for the necessity of responding in the first place which I do with great reluctance (especially as it’s 3am!). But a couple of you have emailed me asking me to comment on Sharmine Narwani’s Huff Post piece and so here it is.
First, my contribution to the Times article was limited to the Hizbullah sources. I have no idea about the veracity of the Scud/Jabal Taqsis claims. Rupert Murdoch’s political inclinations do not interest me.
Second, I will not discuss nor elaborate upon my contacts within Hizbullah. They have learned to trust me sufficiently over the years to meet and talk (many of them have become friends) and protecting their identity is my paramount concern (Amal confirms this). That said, these are not “moles” slipping secret information to a foreign reporter. They are dedicated and proud members of Hizbullah and the Islamic Resistance and (frustratingly) guarded in their comments….
If I am a peddler of pro-Israel propaganda, then why would Hizbullah’s Al Manar TV interview me for a documentary on the 2006 war, part one of which was aired this evening? (I think part two is tomorrow (Tuesday) night).
My contacts within Hizbullah – both at a grassroots level and at a leadership level – are borne of nearly 16 years following the affairs of the organization from within Lebanon (as Timur knows better than anyone else on this list of recipients). Sharmine is perfectly within her rights to question my sourcing. All I can say is that after 16 years one develops good contacts. That said no Hizbullah figure – fighter or leader – has ever specified to me any particular weapons system that the organization has acquired or seeks to acquire prior to its use on the battlefield. Believe me, I have tried….. When the Scud story broke last year, I wrote several articles that questioned the veracity of the claims. My doubts were not based on whether Hizbullah would like to include Scuds within its arsenal but centered on the logistical complexities of maintaining and launching them. (Without wishing to belabor the point, Scuds are liquid fueled not solid fuelled, like other rockets believed to be in Hizbullah’s arsenal, which means that the launch cycle is much lengthier and more complicated…)
As for the increase of weapons into Hizbullah’s arsenal, I have been hearing this since late March, shortly after the uprising began in Syria and long before the Israeli and US press began reporting such things. It’s common knowledge within Hizbullah circles. Where the weapons go and what they are, I have no idea.
To some specifics:
Sharmine writes: I have been looking for weapons in Lebanon since Israeli President Shimon Peres told us in April 2010 that Syria was sending long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah. Problem is that I can’t find them anywhere and neither can anyone else.
Blanford says: Me too. And not since 2006 but since 1996. I like to think I know south Lebanon like the back of my hand, but I couldn’t find any weapons…
Sharmine writes: While Peres’ claims were reported widely in the international media, Syria rejected all charges and Hezbollah played the Israeli game of refusing to confirm or deny anything. Then came a slow but steady stream of denials from an array of international observers – albeit, quietly.First up was UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Commander General Alberto Asarta Cuevas: “We have around 12,000 soldiers and three Lebanese army brigades in a small area. We haven’t seen a thing,” said Asarta Cuevas. “Scud missiles are big. I’m sure there are no Scuds because it is very difficult to hide them,” he added.
Blanford says: If Hizbullah has acquired Scuds, they are not going to bring 40-foot missiles and even larger TELs south of the Litani. The whole point of acquiring a Scud (probably the only point) is that you can launch them from northern Lebanon and still hit Eilat. Come to think of it, didn’t Mohammed Raad last week say “If Israel launches an attack, rockets of the resistance will cover all of Israel. Even the city of Eilat won’t be spared”.
Sharmine writes: The Jewish state has even provided maps – down to the exact house – that indicate where Lebanese women-and-children-commandos have stashed these weapons. Kudos go to the IDF too for creating user-friendly video games – or, as they like to call it, “3D animated clips” – that “illustrate how Hezbollah has turned over 100 villages in South Lebanon into military bases.”
Blanford says: I’m assuming that Sharmine is referring to the widely disseminated map published by The WaPo in March showing a rash of red, blue and yellow dots across south Lebanon pointing out Hizbullah bunkers and positions. At the time, out of curiosity, I overlaid the WaPo map over a Google Earth image of south Lebanon and zoomed in to try and guage the accuracy of these multiple dots (I know it’s a bit nerdy and obsessive but what can I say). Unlike Sharmine who discerned that the map was accurate to the “exact house”, I found that each dot covered around half a village. Come on, the WaPo map was nothing more than a psy-ops ploy by Israel and had no bearing on reality. If the Israelis really had such sensitive information, do you think they would pass it on to the media?
Sharmine writes: Hebrew-language newspaper Maariv last summer reported that Israeli finance officials were using Hezbollah to justify exorbitant defense budget demands. Ben Caspit wrote on July 11, 2010: “It’s interesting how every time the military budget is on the table, they release from the stocks Hezbollah’s missile array and expose sensitive classified material.”
Blanford says: Totally right. I wrote such comments for The Daily Star back in the 1990s. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.

best wishes to all,
Nick”


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Murdoch, Media and Intellectual terrorism

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Phone hacking, bribing the police, and frightening political leaders are just the tip of a very toxic iceberg

by Paul J Balles

It’s not a democracy when a realm is controlled by an unelected power broker with enforcers who run the government for another country.
The past week’s news has been dominated by reports of scandals in Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. As journalist Ted Newcomen points out, there’s more to the story:
The latest revelations in the UK about phone hacking, bribing the police, and frightening political leaders are just the tip of a very toxic iceberg that had the likes of Tony Blair going cap in hand to Murdoch’s corporate functions when he was still British Prime Minister.

Journalism professor Karl Grossman adds his assessment of the story’s significance:

What is unfolding–revelations of bribery and massive phone-hacking–could go down as the greatest press scandal in the English-speaking world. Overarching it is a media machine built by Murdoch that is the most dishonest, unprincipled and corrupt of any media empire in the history of the English-speaking world….

What power has media mogul Murdoch had? And how has he misused it?
Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today, asserts that “Murdoch is now admitted to have controlled the political systems in Britain and America for two decades. He has had the power to choose national leaders, make policy, pass laws at will,”

Murdoch media has been endless propaganda for war, and various other deadly policies. British writer Robin Best divulges how numerous the occasions of Murdoch warmongering influence have been:
Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers and TV channels have supported all the US-UK wars over the past 30 years, from Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands war in 1982, through George Bush Senior and the first Gulf War in 1990-91, Bill Clinton’s war in Yugoslavia in 1999 and his undeclared war on Iraq in 1998, George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, with Tony Blair on his coat tails, and up to the present, with Barack Obama continuing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and now adding Libya to his tally of seven wars.

Physician/political activist Mohamed Khodr suggests how such a travesty is possible in a democracy like America:
The best that can be said about Fox News Channel and its bigoted, racist, fear mongering hosts and pundits is that it is committing “Intellectual Terrorism” upon a nation devoid of intellectual curiosity, a passion for truth and civic involvement, a self absorbed populace distracted with consumerism, and devoid of all outrage at the crimes committed by its government and corporations here and abroad.
Gordon Duff adds a note on the deceptions that permeated the media and misled the public:
Now we find the news itself controlled the governments and may well have written the scripts to the wars, the rigged elections, the acts of terror and the misdirection that sent America into a decade of cruel and useless bloodletting after terror groups that never existed in the first place.
Western nations are currently outraged by the revelations of power and poison wielded by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
It’s a bit late now to be angry because the lies, distortions and propaganda reach back over many decades, not only by Murdoch but others who control huge tracts of Western media all skewed with a pro-Israeli bias.
According to Jack Shaheen author of Reel Bad Arabs, the mindset of most Americans and Europeans is Zionist embedded, caused by a continual barrage of propaganda going back to kiddie cartoons and permeating over 1,000 films.
Americans boast about having the best democracy in the world. How can they make that claim when the system, on many different levels, is dominated and controlled by the dictates of one small group whose loyalty is to a foreign country?
Members of the US congress must yield to the dictates of Israeli-firsters or their careers will be compromised. What kind of democracy is this?
It’s not a democracy when a realm is controlled by an unelected power broker with enforcers who run the government for another country.
Murdoch’s public apology for the crimes of his stooges is a ruse meant to pacify an enraged public while Murdoch-the-mogul remains in power.
As political commentator Mike Whitney makes clear, “The firestorm in the UK is not really about phone hacking at all. It’s about corporate fiefdoms and unelected oligarchs who control the flow of information and use that power to their own advantage.”
It’s past time to break up the media gang and incarcerate the boss.


Paul Balles is a retired American university professor and freelance writer who has lived in the Middle East for many years. He’s a weekly Op-Ed columnist for the GULF DAILY NEWS . Dr. Balles is also Editorial Consultant for Red House Marketing and a regular contributor to Bahrain This Month.

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So, Murdoch is taking a more proactive approach to stop the bleeding. But will it work? postulates Mike Whitney

 Foreword by Debbie Menon

The Mainstream Press and TV misinformation services in general are doing their best to create the image or the public concept that this is a simple scandal of “hacking” into private and personal affairs, prying, so to speak. It was NOT!

It was a criminal act of warrantless wiretapping telephones in order to get information, an illegal activity punishable by a prison sentence and, in this instance, involving a Newspaper, possible loss of the newspapers license to publish, as well as imprisonment of those involved or accessories to the facts.
We must not let the public begin to believe that what Rupert’s gang at News of the World did was “hacking,” which most people regard as a harmless computer prank by kids. It was “wiretapping” of telephones, which is a felony offense in most countries, and most definitely so in the UK.

I notice there is no one named to the Investigatory Panel who has a degree or background in the legal Profession who might make a distinction between unsociable snooping, or “Hacking,” and illegal criminal activity, “Wiretapping.”

I also note that in none of the discussion in MSM is the possibility of “wiretapping,” or the actual word employed. We should not let the public forget this, or be misled by the MSM!
Mr. Cameron is simply another small part of the cover-up.

Stu Littlewood puts it nicely “…. and Murdoch Is Not The Only Maggot In The Rotten Apple ” in the barrel, but the entire rest of the barrel are also just as rotten, every last one of them. What anyone can say about Murdoch holds as true or even truer for the rest of the mainstream media, BBC, CNN et al who if Murdoch is targeted and put on the sinking ship will have to scurry for cover.

“Rupert Murdoch is the last of a dying breed: An old-fashioned press baron, a tough businessman with ink running through his veins, a hefty checkbook, and a hunger for the next big story. ” — reports CNN

Rubbish! Old-fashioned Press Baron ? He is nothing more than another run of the mill piratical power broker who has amassed a great media empire as a tool to meddle and peddle his Ares, influence and blackmail. There is a vast difference between a Baron and a Brigand.
He and his kind have killed all of the old “Press Barons,” who were not much better.

See: Rupert Murdoch Has Gamed American Politics Every Bit as Thoroughly as Britain’s
UK leaders say Rupert Murdoch’s empire has “entered the criminal underworld”
Yeah, he is behind and deeply involved in a lot of criminal activity… but you can bet he has legal cover which gives him absolute denial, and you will find his finger prints on nothing.

He obviously has an entire army full of Becky Brook’s to take the heat and the rap, and he will throw them under buses wherever and whenever necessary. And, he can do valuable work for some very important and even more powerful people than he is, which makes him a valuable asset in certain quarters. He has friends. He has money. Money equals POWER.

With a good wife, like Wendy, a man might be reformed. But, with a shrewd and ambitious wife, like her, it is more likely that she would simply feed and fan his fires or greed and ambition onward and downward to greater and greater depths of suppression, success and excesses of exploitation and power.

“As the phone hacking investigation widens, the effort to revise media ownership rules is bound to gain pace. But Murdoch can’t be bothered about things like that now. He’s got more important matters to attend to, like putting out the fire that’s threatening to consume more of his properties. What he’s focused on is crisis management and “getting ahead of the curve” so he’s not dragged around by events like he has been up-to now. That’s why he’s launched an impressive Mea Culpa campaign wherein two of his chief lieutenants have resigned (on Friday), Murdoch has personally (and publicly) apologized to the family of Millie Dowler, and News Corp. has published two full-page ads in many of their Saturday and Sunday newspapers stating in bold print: “WE ARE SORRY”. …. “We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred…..We are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected.” (etc) signed Rupert Murdoch.
“Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.”
“So, Murdoch is taking a more proactive approach to stop the bleeding. But will it work?” postulates Mike Whitney:

Rupert Murdoch’s troubles keep piling up

 by Mike Whitney
 On Friday, Labor leader Ed Miliband called for a break-up of the Murdoch empire saying, “I think he has too much power over British public life…..We’ve got to look at the situation whereby one person can own more than 20 percent of the newspaper market….I think it’s unhealthy.”

Miliband has a good grasp of public sentiment, which is why his personal approval ratings have soared in the last few weeks. His comments reflect a fundamental change in attitudes about media ownership following revelations about Millie Dowler, the 13-year old murder victim whose phone messages were hacked by investigators employed by Murdoch. The public now understands that the concentration of media has led to terrible abuses that need to be corrected. As the phone hacking investigation widens, the effort to revise media ownership rules is bound to gain pace.

But Murdoch can’t be bothered about things like that now. He’s got more important matters to attend to, like putting out the fire that’s threatening to consume more of his properties. What he’s focused on is crisis management and “getting ahead of the curve” so he’s not dragged around by events like he has been up-to now. That’s why he’s launched an impressive Mea Culpa campaign wherein two of his chief lieutenants have resigned (on Friday), Murdoch has personally (and publicly) apologized to the family of Millie Dowler, and News Corp. has published two full-page ads in many of their Saturday and Sunday newspapers stating in bold print: “WE ARE SORRY”. …. “We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred…..We are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected.” (etc) signed Rupert Murdoch.

“Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.”

So, Murdoch is taking a more proactive approach to stop the bleeding. But will it work? His first big test will be on July 19, when he and his son James appear before the Select Committee in Parliament to answer questions related to the phone hacking controversy. We expect the usually-abrasive Murdoch to be on his best behavior doing whatever is required to put the flap behind him.

But the crisis won’t end with these preliminary hearings. In fact, there’s little Murdoch can do to stop the drip, drip, drip of new revelations. Already there’s talk of “break ins” and “phone tapping”, although, so far, the claims have not been substantiated. What is certain, though, is that Murdoch Inc. is going to be under a microscope for a long time to come. And, that’s going to be very bad for advertising revenues and stock prices.

So what will the investigation uncover?

Well, first of all, there’s the question of criminal wrongdoing. Is there proof? This is from Reuters:
“News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was warned by police in 2002 about serious malpractice and possible illegal activities by reporters at a newspaper she edited, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Wednesday….

“As early as 2002 senior police officers at Scotland Yard met the now chief executive of News International and informed her of serious malpractice on the part of her newspaper staff and criminals undertaking surveillance on their behalf,” Brown told parliament on Wednesday.” (“Police told News Corps Brooks of malpractice: Brown, Reuters)

Okay, so who knew the phone hacking was going on and how high up the chain of command does it go? All the way to Murdoch?

If so, then was phone hacking company policy? These questions have to be answered.

Here’s a tidbit from the Hindustan Times:
“….a steady stream of revelations over the last few years suggest that reporters at the News of the World illegally hacked into the phones of upto 4,000 people, checking on their voice-mails and perhaps, listening to their conversations. The list of those whose phones were hacked (often by private detectives working on behalf of the paper) included politicians, sports stars, actors, other journalists and anybody else who happened to be in the news at the time…..

If it is wrong to hack or tap phones or carry transcripts of the private conversations (as the current mood of outrage suggests) then let’s also accept that this is a fairly common and widespread practice. Reporters often tap phones or secretly tape conversations. Newspapers hack into computers and obtain access to bank data and personal financial information. They carry taped conversations without verifying their accuracy or testing the tapes for evidence of tampering….

In Britain, there is also a little discussed kind of journalism called the ‘dark arts’ in which journos hire actors to impersonate people on the phone to obtain information or pretend to be somebody else to con people into talking to them….” (“When the whip comes down on tabloids”, Hindustan Times)

So, Murdoch is just the tip of the iceberg?

Apparently so. But if that’s the case, then isn’t time the public found out how widespread these intrusions into their privacy really are? And don’t people have the right to know whether the media is gathering information legally or not? That seems pretty basic.

There’s an interesting article in The Nation titled “Has Roger Ailes Hacked American Phones for Fox News?” by Leslie Savan that brings these questions more into focus. Here’s an excerpt:
Dan Cooper was one of the people who helped create the Fox News channel with Roger Ailes, and was fired in 1996. In 2008, Cooper wrote on his website that David Brock (now head of Media Matters) had used him as an anonymous, on-background-only source for an Ailes profile he was writing for New York magazine. Before the piece was published, on November 17, 1997, Cooper claims that his talent agent, Richard Leibner, told him he had received a call from Ailes, who identified Cooper as a source, and insisted that Leibner drop him as a client–or any client reels Leibner sent Fox would pile up in a corner and gather dust. Cooper continued:
“I made the connections. Ailes knew I had given Brock the interview. Certainly Brock didn’t tell him. Of course. Fox News had gotten Brock’s telephone records from the phone company, and my phone number was on the list.

Roger Ailes with Rupert M

Deep in the bowels of 1211 Avenue of the Americas, News Corporation’s New York headquarters, was what Roger called the Brain Room. Most people thought it was simply the research department of Fox News. But unlike virtually everybody else, because I had to design and build the Brain Room, I knew it also housed a counterintelligence and black ops office. So accessing phone records was easy pie.” (“Has Roger Ailes Hacked American Phones for Fox News?” Leslie Savan, The Nation)

If Savan is right, then the other major media are probably involved in similar activities. But doesn’t that suggest that media is not really a “watchdog of power” at all, but rather a threat to the public interest? After all, no one knows how this information is being used. It could be that ownership is using the information to blackmail politicians or to eliminate political enemies. Is that why so many congressmen have decided not to run for another term in the 2012 elections, because someone in the media has dirt on them that would turn them into the next Anthony Wiener or John Edwards?

Lastly, here’s a blurb from another article in The Nation titled “Sky Falls on Rupert Murdoch”:
“…widening revelations of the phone-hacking scandal show, News Corporation is not an ordinary commercial enterprise. Through his journalists and gossip columnists and the network of former and current police officers and law enforcement officials on his payroll, Rupert Murdoch has been operating what amounts to a private intelligence service. And the threat of personal exposure—on the front page of the Sun or Page Six in the Post—gives News Corporation a kind of leverage over inquisitive regulators or troublesome politicians wielded by no other company on earth.

English already has the expression “para-state” to describe the kind of shadowy forces that operate beneath and behind legitimate authority. Is it really unreasonable to suggest that in News Corporation, Fox, News International, Sky and the rest of Murdoch’s empire, we are witnessing the exposure of the para-corporation?” ( “Sky Falls on Rupert Murdoch”, D.D. Guttenplan, The Nation)

Repeat: “Rupert Murdoch has been operating what amounts to a private intelligence service.”
Uh-huh.

The firestorm in the UK is not really about phone hacking at all. It’s about Corporate fiefdoms and unelected oligarchs who control the flow of information and use that power to their own advantage. The longer the investigation goes on, the better for everyone. Transparency is the best disinfectant.


Mike Whitney graduated from St. Michael’s College in English Lit in 1975. Currently, he is Program Director of the Snohomish County Democrats but, he admits that his interest in politics only began with the appointment of GW Bush as President. Like many other regular Americans, he has understood from the very beginning the global aspirations of the Cabal that presently occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and the threat they pose to the world. It is a threat that is as real and as far reaching as any we have seen since the rise of Fascism in 1930s Germany (The author’s description of himself). He lives in Washington state. He can be reached at fergiewhitney@msn.com
Source :Information Clearing House“and “The Nation

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Murdoch trail terrifies Israel Lobby

If Murdoch sells up shop, it would be a blow to Israel’s fortunes,” wrote Robin Shepherd in London Jewish Chronicle on July 14, 2011.

Frankly, that’s not true. Rupert Murdoch’s son James, the heir apparent of Murdoch media empire (Times of London, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, The Australian, Fox News, BSkyB, The Weekly Standard and many more) – carries more hatred for Palestinians than his father.
British Guardian, recently, quoted a dinner talk between Rupert and James at Islamophobic Tony Blair’s 10 Downing St. residence in 2002, recorded by Labor Party publicist Alastair Campbell in his diaries. “Murdoch said he did not see what Palestinians’ problem was and James replied; it was that they were kicked out of their f-ing homes and had nowhere to f-ing live”.

Michael Wolff, author of the Rupert Murdoch biography “The Man Who Owns the News” in an interview with Bloomberg said that Rupert is trying to protect his son James’ future as head of Murdoch mediaempire.

On October 13, 2010 – Murdoch was honored by American pro-Israel Jewish Supremacist organization, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – for his “stalwart support of Israel and his commitment to promoting respect and speaking out against anti-Semitism”.

Rupert Murdoch in his speech told the racist Zionist audience: “My own perspective is simple; we live in a world where there is an ongoing war against the Jews. When American think of anti-Semitism, we tend to think of the vulgar caricature (such as the recent cartoon posted by Dr. Richard Falk on his blog) and attacks of the first part of the 20th century. Now it seems that the most virulent strains come from the Left.”

Last year Murdoch put his foot down on Fox News’ chief Roger Ailes to fire ‘Islamophobic’ talk-show host Glenn Beck for calling Jewish billionaire George Soro ‘a Nazi collaborator’. Interestingly, Glenn Beck addressed the Israeli Knesset a week ago, saying: “The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is about destruction of Israel and the West…. Anti-Semitism is going to go through roof. when these conditions appear; it’s always the Jews fault. It is not about Holocaust, just the latest in string of events thousands of years. Holocaust is just the one they made movie about, it was same way all the times”. I do hope the bigot was not blaming Muslims for the expulsion of Jewish communities from almost every European country in the past.

Murdoch carries US-Israel dual citizen. He was honored by American Jewish Committee in 2009. He told Israel-Firsters at AJC meeting: “In the West we are used to thinking that Israel cannot survive without the help of Europe and the United States. Tonight I say to you, may be we should start wondering whether we in Europe and the United States can survive if we allow terrorists to succeed in Israel”. Pity, after sucking $3 trillion dollars from US taxpayers and over 56 US vetoes at UNSC – Israeli ambassador in US, Michael Oren wrote in Foreign Affairs in April 2011 that the US needs Israel on its side more than ever before.

Keith Rupert Murdoch 80 is an Australia-born American Crypto-Jewish multi-billionaire media baron and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation. He has used his media empire to manipulate world opinion in favor of Israel than make money. Watch Gordon Duff’s, senior editor Veterans Today on Press TV below.

Murdoch trail may bring-in his past fellow culprits Tony Blair, Dubya Bush, Brown, David Cameron and Stephen Harper – who had wined and dined with Murdoch and following Murdoch’s Zionist lies for invading Iraq and Afghanistan and covering Israel being behind.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who is listed on Israel Hasbara Committee as ‘Author’ had a novel way of showing his support to Israel. He and his daughter Rachel attended the filming of TV series Murdoch Mysteries being filmed in Toronto. He even played desk sergeant for 90-second in the new episode.

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No, Mr. Murdoch, We are the Ones Who Have Been Humbled

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Is Murdoch the Bald One on the Left?

Murdoch seems to have his “ducks in a row,” the “fall guys” are falling, the press is showing the appropriate sympathy for a poor old man betrayed by bad employees. Politicians in the US are lining up behind Murdoch, the curtain of silence, of course many of them have been on his payroll in one way or another, more of his “creatures,” the army of “living dead” that feed on all of us.
Of Murdoch’s “assets,” his most lethal “stinger” has been Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Their secret love affair is subject to continual obfuscations and denials though they are the political sweetheart team of all time, a veritable “Dr. Evil and MiniMe” of journalism.
From the Guardian, a Julian Assange “love tap” threat against Murdoch, his secret patron:

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, claimed today (July 20, 2010) he was in possession of “insurance” files on Rupert Murdoch and his global media company, News Corporation.
Assange also claimed that WikiLeaks holds more than 500 confidential US diplomatic cables on one broadcasting organisation.
Speaking to journalist John Pilger for an interview to be published tomorrow in the latest edition of the New Statesman, Assange said: “There are 504 US embassy cables on one broadcasting organisation and there are cables on Murdoch and News Corp.”

Pilger, as with Assange, another Murdoch asset, can be seen peddling war on Iran, a Murdoch/Assange/Israel/Neocon project now seemingly slipping between their fingers. The video “evidence” is presented below. Runtime 1 hour 48 minutes…background for when you have time.

From Veterans Today:

AUSSIE “PEACENIKS”…DRUMBEAT FOR WAR ON IRAN

STOPPED JUST SHORT OF HANDING OUT WEAPONS…

Remember the old Hitler joke, “We want peace…a piece of Poland, a piece of France…”
To some Australians, peace has a different meaning than to the rest of us. When you get some folks together, Australia’s powerful Israel lobby, the “old line” Marxists, and the America haters, reality goes right out the window. If this represents “peace activists,” war as a business, war as a way of life, endless war is under very little threat.
The video below is recommended for only the strong of stomach or for the French who find that special “Jerry Lewis” humor in absurdity.
The theatrics are clear, carefully timed and have specific purposes:

The tone is unmistakeable, pure hate for America. The problem isn’t opposition to America’s failed policies, its the purposeful use of obfuscation to cover the root of those policies.

Murdoch is working, is spending and spending to break the connections that will break him, connections to his Jewish background, connections to Israeli intelligence and spying activities, connections to political bribery in a dozen countries, connections to an agenda that looks, more and more, like war crimes than scandal mongering. One connection that is protected with the same vigor as his high level ties to Israel is Murdoch’s “man behind the scenes” role in managing Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
Today, Australian Prime Minister Gillard called for investigations paralleling those in Britain. Yesterday, she was marching to Rupert Murdoch’s tune. She drew criticism from the masters at News Corp who are still able to “sting” in Australia.
Today, Prime Minister Cameron is explaining to parliament why he employed a criminal as one of his highest advisors. His explanation will be no more meaningful than the apology Britain received for decades of base deception and more, so much more. Cameron is Murdoch’s creature.
The US says it has its own plans but no one believes it, America is too far gone. It has no will of its own, not anymore. When the “Fox News” can of worms is opened, it can never be closed, a decade of rigged elections, millions in bribes, perhaps even ties to the Bush insiders who helped plan 9/11 and the subsequent coverup might surface. Fox News, the “brand” Americans know Murdoch by is more than simply conspiracy theories and racial hate in the form of news. That’s simply the ugly surface.
Video runtime, 6 minutes.

Beloved Philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch with Rabbi Chaim Herzog

There will be no investigation of any consequence in the U.S.
But can we blame Rupert Murdoch, the mystery-man claiming to be the son of an impoverished Australian “something or other” and a mother “hard wired” to the biggest banking houses of Europe.
Murdoch doesn’t pretend to be a “born again” PT Barnum, not hardly. His public persona is very much that of the villain and power mad tyrant.
Rupert, for some reason, told an Israeli audience presenting him a humanitarian award in 2009 that he was not Jewish. So I guess this is Father McDuffy here paying his mother a visit in a Rabbi costume as a joke?
Why the deception? Dame Elisabeth is revered from one end of Australia to the other for her many years of philanthropy to numerous institutions there. Why publicly deny his mother legacy?
Eye of Newt…
Murdoch kept no secrets, not many at least. He started by pouring millions into politics. There it is legal, somewhat at least. Laundering bribes through book deals like the one he had with Newt Gingrich, is legal, somewhat. Congress spent decades installing the needed laxity that allows special interest money to move straight into tax free retirement accounts. Gingrich didn’t invent the system, he just plays it better than anyone else.
Gingrich managed to survive an ethics investigation though his obvious lack of character has left him nonviable, even in American politics.
There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of ways to turn money into power, especially in Washington, home of not just congress but the FBI, CIA, Pentagon and a hundred other shadowy organizations filled with petty bureaucrats feeding on the American taxpayers. They can write imaginary books, advise publications, go on radio or TV and mumble unintelligibly.
Gingrich is Murdoch’s “thing” his creature. Millions have gone to Gingrich through Murdoch and the reciprocation has been epic, paid for by the lives of thousands of Americans, more around the world, paid for in, not only blood but history, paid for by selling out America’s future:

In 1994, Gingrich’s wife, Marianne, was hired by the Israel Export Development Company. This was while her husband, Congressman Newt Gingrich had just announced support for that company’s free trade zone in Israel. Gingrich had already established himself as “fair game” after a series of ethics and IRS investigations involving the GOPAC organization and its questionable financial practices. Sources:
(“Gingrich Aided Export Firm That Employed His Wife”, NY Times News Service, San Francisco Chronicle, February 7, 1995 pA7)
(“Gingrich, Critic of ‘Business as Usual,’ Helps Out Special Interests Like ‘Any Member of Congress’”, Phil Kuntz, Wall Street Journal, April 3, 1995 pA16)
Both articles, exposing the Gingrich/Israel connection were in the Wall Street Journal, a newspaper later purchased by Murdoch, a paper unlikely to carry such as story ever again.
Soon afterward, Newt was called on to aid Murdoch in an FCC complaint made by NBC. They contended that foreign ownership of Fox, Murdoch was not an American, was illegal. Murdoch then gave Gingrich $4.5 million through his publishing company, Harper Collins, to write a book. Murdoch had offered similar deals to Margaret Thatcher and other politicians where Murdoch had regulatory problems. This time, when Newt was found to be meeting with Murdoch’s lobbyists, it all blew up in his face and he was forced to give the money back.
When it came down to “splainin’ time,” Newt and Murdoch denied it all, then it came out that they met secretly on a park bench. Then they claimed Murdoch’s agent, Lynn Chu and Gingrich’s “associate” Jeff Eisenach had cut the deal and forgot to tell them about it. Rupert Murdoch got to keep Fox News and the Neocons gained control of content, making Fox the unofficial voice of Israel, the Republican Party and the military/industrial complex.
Thus began the Gingrich/Murdoch partnership which continues to this day. Sources:
(“Gingrich’s political education”, Jeff Gerth and Stephen Labaton (NY Times News Service), San Francisco Examiner, February 12, 1995 pA6)
(“IRS clears Gingrich donation that led to his House censure”, Capitol Hill Blue Website, February 4, 1999)
(Ethics Committee Drops Last of 84 Charges Against Gingrich ,By Curt Anderson (Associated Press), Washington Post, October 11, 1998, Page A13)
“Use of Tax-Exempt Groups Integral to Political Strategy”, by Charles R. Babcock, Washington Post, January 7, 1997, Page A01)
(“Jump-Start: How Speaker Gingrich Grabbed Power and Attention So Quickly”, Wall Street Journal, January 19, 1995 pA1
(“The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich”, Gail Sheehy, Vanity Fair, September 1995 p147 “Gingrich, Murdoch reveal lobbyist’s role at meeting”, Katharine Seelye (NY Times News Service), San Francisco Examiner, pA1 “Murdoch, Gingrich Admit They Talked”, San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 1995)
(“The Mysterious Mrs. Newt”, Martin Fletcher (London Times News Service), SF Examiner, January 15, 1995 pA4 “Newt’s Near Misses”, Ron Curran, The Bay Guardian, January 11, 1995 p10)
(“Newt, Inc.”, Dennis Bernstein, Bay Guardian, February 1, 1995 p19)

With the new Supreme Court ruling making unlimited corporate contributions acceptable, in reality, of course, legalizing bribery of public officials on an unprecedented scale as a form of “free speech” (money talks), Murdoch has ramped up his efforts, openly buying politicians. Murdoch money may have purchased, during our last congressional election, 125 seats. With 480 members of congress “sworn” to support Israel, right or wrong, no matter the cost to the United States, is this same list also Murdoch’s list? How many are owned, borrowed or rented, maybe blackmailed? Do they trade like baseball cards, do they spoil if not refrigerated after opening?
The court that “elected” Bush based on “equal protection” allowed corporations feudal rights in America under “freedom of speech.” What better nation could Murdoch put under his greasy thumb.
Whatever has been done, is done, half of Washington is on a hidden payroll of some special interest group, invariably one filled with bad intentions for the United States, and uncovering the real “Murdoch” may be the key toward breaking this process down and beginning to reassert American influence in Washington.
He has been caught. Now he fights to break the “connections.” Murdoch isn’t “Murdoch,” he is a conspiracy within conspiracies, he is political parties, he is a law onto himself, he is, to the weak and fearful, the voice and presence of the creator of the universe himself.
He has chosen to “rule in hell,” and rule he does. As for “hell,” he brought it with him in his bag of tricks.

Wiki-Hacking
What was called “hacking,” really “spying,” has turned out to be a major national security scandal in Britain. This week, the head of Scotland Yard resigned because of bribery issues as did their chief of counter-terrorism. This sure as hell doesn’t sound much like the usual naughty sex and celeb gossip the newsies are trying to color this as. Is someone ever going to ask why the head of Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism unit got burned for dealings with a simple smut publisher? We are supposed to accept that, and put our heads back into the sand?
Of course, it isn’t just Murdoch and Newcorp/Fox that is dirty here. It’s all of them.

I am surprised no one has made the tie in yet. Where has Wikileaks gone? Isn’t poor Julian Assange, secret protege of Rupert Murdoch, still under “house arrest” somewhere? Fox News had a role early on, building the credibility of Julian Assange as a “hacker” and “enemy of the state” though Assange prove to be everything but.
What did Fox do? It orchestrated attacks, half hearted at best, against Assange, using New Gingrich, Murdoch associate (as is Assange) and Bill O’Reilly, next to Sean Hannity, the saddest part of the Fox “humbug” stable of talking heads.
This, in itself, isn’t enough.

  • Fox is “Islamophobic”…and Wikileaks material continually bashed Arabs and, in particular, Pakistan
  • Fox protects Israel and so does Wikileaks, perhaps more than that:

“Assange met with Israeli officials in Geneva earlier this year and struck the secret deal. The Israel government, it seems, had somehow found out or expected that the documents to be leaked contained a large number of documents about the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza in 2006 and 2008-9 respectively. These documents, which are said to have originated mainly from the Israeli embassies in Tel Aviv and Beirut, where removed and possibly destroyed by Assange, who is the only person who knows the password that can open these documents, the sources added.”

  • Fox (except for a short period in late 2010) opposes any new investigation into 9/11. Julian Assange is a powerful opponent of a new and open investigation of 9/11 for “reasons unknown and unknowable.”

“More importantly, Wikileaks has never had a document mentioning the 9/11 investigation, the controversy over the “9/12″ secret flight to Israel or the “dancing Israeli’s,” the 5 Mossad agents arrested on the George Washington bridge on 9/11 in a van with 2,000 pounds of explosives. This group, admittedly “documenting” the 9/11 attack for the Israeli government was kept in custody for 10 months and only released after diplomatic wrangling and a major lobbying effort.
Hundreds of cables were generated by this issue and thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, tied to 9/11. All magically disappeared at the hands of Julian Assange whose public statements on 9/11 now make him suspect.Fox supports an attack on Iran, something also openly supported by Julian Assange. Iran had been a continual target of Wikileaks.

  • Fox has continually called for an attack on Iran. Assange has supported this position and Wikileaks has been filled with “seeded material” condemning Iran. This made Assange more good friends along with his “pretend” enemies:

“Following the leak (and even before), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a press conference that Israel had “worked in advance” to limit any damage from leaks, adding that “no classified Israeli material was exposed by WikiLeaks.” In an interview with the Time magazine around the same time, Assange praised Netanyahu as a hero of transparency and openness!”

  • Newscorp/Fox’s downfall hasn’t been charges of “hacking.” The real crimes that were covered up were tied to blackmail and corruption. The new crimes are simply the bribery used to cover the old crimes. Newscorp has been about blackmail, political blackmail. Here, Wikileaks and Murdoch parallel, leaks leaked and leaks not leaked. When Assange “withheld” or “censored” material, what was the reward, the “tit for tat” as it were? Who collected? Who or what was the organization that built Assange, the “heroic figure,” always photographed like Mussolini, from nothing? Only Murdoch has that power, has the “moral laxity,” now well established, for such an “operation.”

The current scandal, initially spying or “hacking” and now public bribery, top officials for some reason, centered around, not “gossip” but terrorism, resignations from officials tied to the investigations of the 7/7 bombings in particular, has clear national security implications for Britain and, of course, the United States.
Is Wikileaks connected somehow? We think so. For those who have forgotten, this is the cover story of why Wikileaks was discredited;
Assange was found to be working directly with major papers, the New York Times, the Guardian, and others. Items that were “unfavourable” to Israel were edited out. Other items, as we learned from Zbigniew Brezenski, were “edited in” or “seeded.” These items were false, planted by a national security agency, which we tracked to Israel.

Reports have come in today, tying Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, directly to Israeli intelligence and “Israel friendly” media outlets. We are told Assange, while at a Geneva meeting, agreed to allow Israel to select or censor all Wikileak output.
Despite the dramatic arrest of Julian Assange for rape, a story long hyped by the media, Assange “the martyr” now appears to be Assange “the Israeli spy.” Reports from inside Wikileaks differ greatly from the image presented by the press, an Assange tied to ultra-nationalist Israeli groups, an Assange with an extremist agenda, an Assange who sees himself as a geopolitical player, willing to censor, willing to fabricate and willing to betray.

On the Brezenski interview with Judy Woodruff that helped Wikileaks implode:

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: But I think the most serious issues are not those which are getting the headlines right now. Who cares if Berlusconi is described as a clown. Most Italians agree with that. Who cares if Putin is described as an alpha dog? He probably is flattered by it.
The real issue is, who is feeding Wikipedia on this issue — Wiki — Wiki — WikiLeaks on this issue? They’re getting a lot of information which seems trivial, inconsequential, but some of it seems surprisingly pointed. …The very pointed references to Arab leaders could have as their objective undermining their political credibility at home, because this kind of public identification of their hostility towards Iran could actually play against them at home.
Editor’s note: The use of the term, “pointed” is key. This indicates two classes of information and also begins building a hypothesis to support “intent.” If there is “intent” in the leaks, then they are an intelligence operation, not a leak.
It’s, rather, a question of whether WikiLeaks are being manipulated by interested parties that want to either complicate our relationship with other governments or want to undermine some governments, because some of these items that are being emphasized and have surfaced are very pointed.
And I wonder whether, in fact, there aren’t some operations internationally, intelligence services, that are feeding stuff to WikiLeaks, because it is a unique opportunity to embarrass us, to embarrass our position, but also to undermine our relations with particular governments.
Editor’s note: Brzezinsky goes exactly there, indicating his belief that Wikileaks is tied to an intelligence agency. This is a full and direct challenge to the credibility of wikileaks showing no reservations whatsoever.
For example, leaving aside the personal gossip about Sarkozy or Berlusconi or Putin, the business about the Turks is clearly calculated in terms of its potential impact on disrupting the American-Turkish relationship….the top leaders, Erdogan and Davutoglu and so forth, are using some really, really, very sharp language.
JUDY WOODRUFF: But this is 250 — it’s a quarter-of-a-million documents.
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Precisely.
JUDY WOODRUFF: How easy would it be to seed this to make sure that it was slanted a certain way?
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Seeding — seeding it is very easy. I have no doubt that WikiLeaks is getting a lot of the stuff from sort of relatively unimportant sources, like the one that perhaps is identified on the air. But it may be getting stuff at the same time from interested intelligence parties who want to manipulate the process and achieve certain very specific objectives.
Editor’s note: Brzezinski’s assertion is that “chickenfeed,” things off the news, low level “junk” intel is being “seeded” by an intelligence service to serve an agenda with “very specific objectives.” Can anything be more clear?
STEPHEN HADLEY : The — what we know or what has been said publicly is it looks like a data dump through a pretty junior-level person. So, in terms of that material, it looks like a data dump. Generally, in Washington, I have had the rule that, if there are two explanations, one is conspiracy and one is incompetence, you ought to go with incompetence. You will be right 90 percent of the time.
Editor’s note: The Obama administration withdrew the AIPAC spying convictions when it was clear that Stephen Hadley would be put on the stand by the defense. Hadley’s very close relationship with the defendants in this spy trial brings up a number of interesting questions which are not hard to answer if you read his response above.
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: But, Steve, the other foreign intelligence services don’t have to wait for me to make that suggestion. I think they can think of it themselves, particularly

Why Tie Them Together At All?
Would you allow a 4 year old to have a loaded gun? If you were a prime minister or president, there are ways you could be “encouraged” to do pretty much exactly that. What we have been doing, we being the press, we being too many of the public, we have been allowing that 4 year old to walk among us, Glock in hand, picking one of us off every so often, silent as long as we were allowed to go our merry way.
When the British Parliament lets Murdoch off the hook, not even a hand slap, when Attorney General Eric Holder walks away from the investigation of Fox News that was requested by the few remaining “clean” members of congress, we will have only given that 4 year old a bigger gun.
As the world closed in on Assange, his powerful protectors, Dershowitz and the unseen others, raised their finger on his behalf.
Was it Murdoch pulling his strings and, if so, who is the real master puppeteer?
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9/11 and Israel: Alan Sabrosky’s Shocking Press TV Interview

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Tying Israel Irrevocably to 9/11

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

This week, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, Managing Editor at Veterans Today, was interviewed on 9/11 and Israel’s involvement and their influence in American affairs. Dr. Sabrosky is interviewed by Susan Modaress of Press TV. Runtime is 20 minutes.

Alan, I call him that, a fellow editor, fellow Marine and good friend, does what few do when discussing issues of such extreme controversy. Alan sticks to the facts, takes the facts to logical conclusions and stops there. Any American of any political leaning or ethnicity can and should, out of patriotism and out of sanity, watch this interview.

http://www.presstv.ir/player/player1.swf
The case made is a case that will stand up in a court of law, a case not contrived for entertainment, for propaganda or for an emotional “fix,” feeding hate, prejudice or the desire by some for conspiracies to fill the void of a life bereft of meaning.

Alan Sabrosky is “serious as a heart attack.”

There is an underlying message to this interview, intended or not. Dr. Sabrosky establishes a defensible position and sets limits.
A majority of Americans are aware that 9/11 had clear signs of government complicity, both operationally and in the subsequent investigation that even Judge Napolitano and Geraldo Rivera of Rupert Murcoch’s FOX NEWS called a “whitewash.” A major Australian poll taken last fall showed 77% of people there believe the US government to be fully complicit in 9/11. Similar polls in the US regularly score over 50%, some much higher.
Sabrosky’s case, presented with much clarity, plants responsibility for 9/11 at the feet of Israel and Americans whose loyalties, if we can call them that, are certainly not to the United States. That these “Americans” now believed to be complicit in the planning and execution of the 9/11 terror attacks are, for the most part, officials of the government, is telling.
Their complicity couldn’t be more obvious if they were caught standing with the detonation switches in their hands.
Israel is a different story, a public relationship characterized as “close friendship” and a private one that more closely resembles that between America and the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.
Most Americans are not aware of how the relationship between Israel and the United States has soured over the past 40 years. Behind an endless barrage of stories of the holocaust and fear mongering about Antisemitism, political extremists in Israel and their allies in the US, many in positions of extreme power and influence, have contrived to seriously harm the United States, ostensibly under the guise of “support for Israel” and misrepresented security issues.

Sabrosky calls it “high treason.”

Below, the forgotten Geraldo Rivera report on 9/11, now “disappeared” from history, from the archives, forgotten and victim of its own “coverup.”

YouTube – Veterans Today –
Postscript
Beyond this, the past decade has bombarded the American public and the world with wildly conflicting conspiracy theories and phony science, the worst of it from the American government itself.
What can I say as a postscript or commentary to the interview? Liberal, conservative, Jew, Gentile, what Alan Sabrosky says is simply the truth. He has the credentials and the character to know the truth.
The message:

Believing the government and mainstream media’s version of 9/11 and allowing Israeli “dual citizens” to serve in government or electing and appointing officials whose relationship with Israel is detrimental to the security of the United States is inconsistent with citizen responsibility for any American.
Related Interview:

Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed

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RUPERT MURDOCH SONG – Forever In The Shit!

DateSunday, July 17, 2011 at 12:50PM AuthorGilad Atzmon


RUPERT MURDOCH – FOREVER IN THE SHIT

Chorus

Rupert Murdoch
A smarmy aussie tit
He used to be a billionaire
But now he’s losing it
He bugged the Royal family
He hacked a murdered kid
Now Rupert Murdoch
Is forever in the shit

He wanted to buy all of that Sky TV
he thougt he could be
like a new BBC
and wanted its cash
for to milk all its worth
but when he hacked our dead soldiers
we said not an earth

Chorus

He was Mr Big in the News of the World
He thought he could charm us
with pap and naked girls
But his young love Rebecca
She fucked him real good
Now his world is no more
And we just saved the truth

Chorus

Now in that USA
He runs that FOX TV
he’s poisoning minds
in the land of the free
Though Glen Beck and O’Reilly
he’s peddlng lies
Now his President Palin’s
is pie in the sky

Chorus

(c) 2011 Words and music by Alan Smart

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Exclusive: ‘Murdoch behind 9/11, Iraq, Afghan wars and financial meltdown’

‘Murdoch behind 9/11, Iraq, Afghan wars and financial meltdown’
Veterans Today Senior Editor, Gordon Duff, interviewed by Press TV

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has played a significant role in the elections of three U.S. presidents, as well as some of the events that have happened during their administrations including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the economic meltdown, says Gordon Duff, senior editor and writer for Veterans Today.

“Murdoch is a close associate of a significant criminal conspiracy of industrialists, bankers and others. He is the front man for them… the person who gives them control of governments through bribery and blackmail,” Duff told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Thursday.
“We have three presidents of the United States who have essentially been appointed to office and controlled entirely by Rupert Murdoch and the things that happened during their administrations,” he added.
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