This Is Day One

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by Keith Johnson

Today: April 20th, 2013 launches a series of rapid-fire events that will shape the next 100 years. And that ain't good.

This is day one.

But let’s rewind for a minute…In a previous post, I noted that “2013 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Federal Reserve, the Anti-Defamation League and the disputed ratification of the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect income taxes.

It may very well mark the beginning of a 100 year war–a “Clash of Civilizations” if you will–that starts with a war on Iran.

The recent Boston Marathon bombings may just be the primer Israel needs to justify an attack on the Islamic Republic. If they don’t attack Iran before Ahmedinejad leaves office, it will be a big cream pie in the face of those who have built him up as a demon hell-bent on world domination.”

Now…let’s bring this thing full circle…

The bombing of the Boston Marathon was just a static event. But the capture of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsaraev was the pivotol plot point that will define our future. The events that led up to his arrest has captivated the American spirit. It feeds into every John Wayne, Walt Disney, Star Wars fantasy that we have been conditioned to perceive as the end result of a fight between good and evil.

When Dzhokhar Tsaraev was paraded down the street, naive Bostonians clapped like media-trained seals, confident that this saga ended on a good note (think the Throne Room scene at the end of Star Wars IV). They believed everything the media told them. In their eyes, the villain had been caught and their heroic street soldiers (ROMAN CENTURIONS) saved the day. It fits well into a society that wants their dramas to end with a happy ending in the space of a two-hour movie (JUST LIKE GLADIATOR FIGHTS).

Hear me out!!!!

Dzhokhar Tsaraev's life has ended. From now on, he will be subjected to torture and threatened with violence and/or legal action against his family. Every word that comes from his mouth will not come from his heart. Whatever confession he makes will be made under duress.

Let's look at this thing from many different perspectives:

From CBC News:

Father, Mother believe sons were framed

An Interfax correspondent has also spoken to a man claiming to be Anzor [father of the accused], who said he learned about the incident from TV reports.

“My opinion is the special services have framed my children, because they are practicing Muslims. Why did they kill Tamerlan? He was supposed to be caught alive,” the man said.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, their mother, told CNN she believed this was a setup. She said it was “impossible” her sons did this because they would never hide this type of activity from her.

Tsarnaeva also told CNN that her older son, Tamerlan, got involved in religious politics about five years ago. She told the U.S. network she believed the FBI had consulted her son. She said the FBI knew what her son was doing and said they knew what sites on the internet he was visiting.

A federal law enforcement official said the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaevt at the request of a foreign government in 2011 and that nothing derogatory was found, The Associated Press reported.

The FBI shared its information with the foreign government, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the case publicly. The official did not say what country made the request about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, or why.

Their paternal aunt, Maret, told CBC news she believed her nephews are innocent and demanded proof of their guilt. She also believes Tamerlan is still alive.

“They have no motive for that,” she said. “It’s just not the case, it cannot be true.”

Ratelle dismissed the family’s claims of a setup as a “typical narrative” from Chechen families when faced with a shameful situation. He said Chechen society is based on honour and shame, and it can be seen as very shameful to be related to suicide bombers. So, this may be the family’s coping mechanism for rejecting the shame associated with the men’s actions.

All the family members who have spoken publicly seem to agree that Dzhokhar should surrender peacefully, though some say he should beg for forgiveness, while others say he should demand to see any alleged proof of his guilt.

OK–I also think investigative journalist Wayne Madsen has some valid points to consider:

The Chechen origin and reported military training of the two suspect brothers in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsaraev, raises some pointed questions about past U.S. support for the Chechen insurgency and who sponsored the brothers to live in the United States, paid for their college tuition, receive military training abroad, and paid for Tamerlan’s Wai Kru martial arts training in Boston. There are conflicting reports on when the two brothers first arrived in the United States. Some say it was in 2002 while others claim it was in 2011.

It is known that the late Russian-Israeli tycoon Boris Berezovsky, as well as non-governmental organizations associated with the Open Society Institute of George Soros, have provided financial and logistical assistance to Chechen exiles, some of whom have been associated with Doka Umarov, the self-appointed head of the Caucasian Emirate who calls himself “Emir of the Caucasus Emirate Abu-Usman.” Dukaev’s group has claimed responsibility for a number of terrorist bombings in Russia, including those of a high speed Moscow-St. Petersburg train, Domodedovo International Airport, and Moscow Metro stations.

The Chechen secessionist cause also received support from the regime of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has been a leading defender of the Chechen separatists and has been vehement in denials that the Chechen movement has been infiltrated by Islamist radicals and members of Al Qaeda. McCain was also a major supporter of Libyan rebels allied with Al Qaeda and he currently supports Syrian rebels who sympathize with Al Qaeda groups.

Chechen Republic President Ramzan Kadyrov, whose name was reportedly placed on a classified portion of the U.S. Magnitsky List that bars certain Russian citizens from entry into the United States, stated that the Tsarnaev brothers had no connection to the Chechen Republic and that the family’s connections to the region dated back many years ago. In fact, some reports suggested that the father was an ethnic Russian who worked in Chechnya for a number of years.Kadyrov suggested that investigators look closely at the latter years of the brothers’ lives and where they received their support rather than their younger years in Dagestan and Kyrgyzstan. There are also reports that the two brothers emigrated to the United States from Kazakhstan and Turkey.

Kadyrov’s office confirmed the Tsarnaev family spent time as refugees in Kazakhstan. The Chechen President’s press office spelled the name of the family “Tsornayev.” Other reports claimed the Tsarnaev family left Dagestan in 2002. Reporters have interviewed the brothers’ father, Anzor Tsaraev, in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan.

It is after 2002 that the story becomes murky. Some reports claim the Chechen brothers emigrated to the United States while others claim they did not arrive until 2011. However, Dzhokhar received a competitive scholarship from the city of Cambridge in 2011, an indication that he had already been in the United States for some time before 2011.

A Youtube account in the name of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was discovered to have posted videos associated with Salafist radicals, the Al Qaeda-linked “Black Banners of Khurusan,” and Feiz Muhammad, an Australian Islamic cleric who has condemned the Harry Potter books and films. There is no actual way to determine whether the Youtube account belonged to the older Tsarnaev brother or whether it was a feint established by parties intending to link him to Islamist radicals.

The entire marathon bombing event was punctuated by the wrong suspects being identified in the media before the authorities could positively conclude the identities of the suspects. Chief media offenders were Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post and CNN. However, most of the media began resurrecting a slogan from the post-9/11 months: that the Boston marathon bombings represented the “new normal,” that is, that Americans should get used to the idea of living under virtual martial law with the U.S. Constitution representing nothing more than a “quaint piece of paper.”

Alright, Wayne…I’ll let my readers consider that. But I don’t think these kids were that stupid. They were above brilliant and were smart enough to know that a Boston Marathon attack would only hurt their cause–if in fact–they were true Muslims. These kids were STEP UP. This makes more sense to me:

Here’s some more food for thought (From The Trenches):

Were Israeli false-flag terror experts – maybe even some who helped pull off 9/11, the operation that Mossad operative Mike Harari bragged about – flown in to Boston to set up a shoot-out as dénouement to the Boston Marathon bombing? At this point it’s just a hypothesis. But suspicions were aroused two days ago, when Israeli Police Chief Yohanan Danino announced that his officers had flown to Boston to “meet with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and other authorities” to participate in the investigation of the Boston bombing. As RT reported, Danino dispatched police officers to participate in discussions that “will center on the Boston Marathon bombings and deepening professional cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of both countries.”

But wait a minute…why would American police need Israelis, or other foreigners, to investigate an American crime? And more pertinently: How did Danino know that there would be any Boston Marathon bombings for his team to investigate? According to RT, “Israeli law enforcement planned the trip before the deadly pair of bombings on Monday that has so far claimed three lives.”

When government agents pre-plan their trip to a crime scene, it means they – or their governments – had foreknowledge of the crime. One notorious example: Just a few minutes after the Pentagon was devastated by explosions on 9/11, FBI agents showed up at the gas station and hotel across the street and confiscated security videos showing what had happened. Obviously those agents were sent to confiscate the videos beforethe Pentagon had been attacked, by people who orchestrated the attack. It was a crime scene clean-up, not an investigation.

Another example: FBI agents left their offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota to drive to Duluth to investigate the scene of Senator Paul Wellstone’s plane crash. The problem: When the agents left, Wellstone’s plane had not yet crashed. They arrived at the crash site far too early – and proceeded to cover up the crime rather than investigating it.

Israelis, even more than the FBI, have a habit of “showing up too early” for terror events. The notorious dancing Israelis, Mossad agents who were arrested on 9/11 for filming and celebrating the destruction of the World Trade Center, had their cameras in place, trained on the Twin Towers, before the first plane hit. They even admitted their foreknowledge on Israeli national television, saying “Our purpose was to document the event.”

Another Israeli who “showed up too early” on 9/11 was Ehud Barak. As Christopher Bollyn writes:

Within minutes of the airplane crashes on 9-11, Ehud Barak (the founder and master of the Israeli military’s covert operation force, the Sayeret Matkal) was in the London studio of the BBC World ready to provide a plausible (and political) explanation to the world. Barak, the real mastermind of 9-11, was the first person to call for a “War on Terror” – and U.S. intervention in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

No, I’m not through yet. Tweets sent from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s twitter account–before and after the bombing–suggest he was nothing more than a normal American kid.

“Ain’t no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people,” Dzhokar tweeted this snippet of a Jay Z song at 5:04pm on Monday April 15 — after he allegedly planted one of the two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 170.

“September 10th baby, you know what tomorrow is. Party at my house!”

Many of @J_tsar’s tweets are what you might expect from a 19-year-old boy, tweeting about girls, burgers, watching movies instead of doing homework. On April 10 he tweeted: “Gain knowledge, get women, acquire currency. #livestrong”. And on April 11: Dreams really do come true, last night I dreamt I was eating a cheeseburger and in the afternoon today, guess what I was eating…

Not exactly what you’d expect to hear from a radical Jihadist, is it?

I don’t know about you, friends, but this latest Zionist plot against the Muslim world will not compel me to stick my head in a shell. The truth will come out, and I intend to be there to cover it when it all unfolds.

Published in: on April 20, 2013 at 4:45 am  Comments (17)  

Set Up!

Can it only happen in the movies? You tell me!

Published in: on April 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm  Comments (3)  

On This Day: April 19th

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by Keith Johnson

2013 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Federal Reserve, the Anti-Defamation League and the disputed ratification of the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect income taxes.

It may very well mark the beginning of a 100 year war–a “Clash of Civilizations” if you will–that starts with a war on Iran.

The recent Boston Marathon bombings may just be the primer Israel needs to justify an attack on the Islamic Republic. If they don’t attack Iran before Ahmedinejad leaves office, it will be a big cream pie in the face of those who have built him up as a demon hell-bent on world domination.

In the meantime, contemplate these eery events that occured on this day in history.

As described by Wikipedia:

1775: American Revolutionary War–The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.

1861: American Civil War–Baltimore riot of 1861: a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.

1943: World War II–In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. (remember: I said “As described by Wikipedia)

1971: Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.

1985: FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas.

1993: The 51 day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.

1995: Oklahoma City bombing–The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to one of the bombers, Timothy McVeigh, is executed in Arkansas.

2013: One of the Boston Marathon Bombings bombers/suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested after hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts. Suspect was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital inside of Watertown.

NOTE: I suggest everyone read Victor Thorn’s latest book, entitled Conspireality, to understand how often major events are synchronistically linked.

Published in: on April 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm  Comments (4)  

Where Have I Been?

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here on my blog. That’s not to say I haven’t been busy. For the past three years I’ve been working as a reporter for American Free Press, a nationally syndicated newspaper published out of Washington DC.

Follow my writing by clicking this link:

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Here’s a link to my latest article:

Debtor Prisons Popping Up Across America

Since June of 2012, I’ve also been hosting a live radio show on The Ugly Truth Broadcasting Network.

You can catch up on those programs by clicking this link:

Revolt of the Plebs Broadcast Archives

Here’s a link to my latest show:

Revolt of the Plebs Broadcast Feb 26, 2013

Stay tuned to this blog for future postings.

Thanks,

Keith Johnson
Revolt of the Plebs

Published in: on February 28, 2013 at 9:20 am  Leave a Comment  

The Chicago Way

Dismissing the violent connotations of this clip, do you not find a figurative strategy here that we should apply in our daily fight to disseminate the truth? Apologies for the advert (if it does appear), but you can skip it after a few seconds.

Published in: on May 6, 2012 at 9:39 am  Comments (5)  

An Up and Coming Female Breivik

by Keith Johnson

How do you cook up something like Ann Barnhardt?

Here’s a simple recipe:

Take two parts Pamela Geller
One part Michelle Bachman
Add a tablespoon of Terry Jones
Throw in a dash of Anders Breivik
Let chill

Notice the glazed over eyes and the lobotomized glare.

Where have I seen that look before? Oh, yeah…now I remember…

Like Breivik, Ann Barnhardt is the poster child for a new generation of Muslim haters who want to take their fight to the next level. She is the byproduct of incessant anti-Islamic propaganda that has destroyed her quality of life, stripped her of her feminine attributes and has rendered into a groveling servant of the Zionist construct.

In this video, Ann goes out of her way to provoke Muslim retaliation by inserting strips of bacon between pages of the Holy Qur’an. She then reads verses taken completely out of context as she pulls out the pages and stuffs them into a fire bowl.

Most of you don’t know who I’m talking about. Those who do might wonder why I’m wasting my time. Indulge me.

First of all, for those not familiar with this creature, I’ll try to give you a brief rundown. Ann Barnhardt is a failing commodities broker (ie: the the same kind of money changer that Christ railed against) from Colorado whose company website reads less like a serious business enterprise and more like a venue for her political rantings. She’s the kind of angry American that has become the new face of this ever-devolving thing known as the “patriot movement.” Like most other pseudo-patriots who subject themselves to the overwhelming stream of disinformation that is propagated over the Net, Ann is unfocused—misinformed—paranoid—delusional—and quite convinced that she is the only one who has a firm grasp of what’s going on.

But don’t take my word for it. Just ask her and she’ll tell you:

“Hello, my name is Ann Barnhardt, and I’m apparently one of the very, very last people left in Western civilization who possesses any quantity of brains and balls simultaneously.”

If you read her material, you will come to realize that Barnhardt considers herself an expert on just about everything: Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Nazism, Communism, genetics, astronomy, finance, world history, American history, foreign policy, law, politics, physics, forensics, animal husbandry, survivalism…even Saturday Night Live. And believe me, her expertise does not stop there.

Ann made a recent splash in the wake of the MF Global scandal after she announced to her clients that she was closing her doors.

“The reason for my decision to pull the plug was excruciatingly simple: I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets – because they are not. And this goes not just for my clients, but for every futures and options account in the United States. The entire system has been utterly destroyed by the MF Global collapse. Given this sad reality, I could not in good conscience take one more step as a commodity broker, soliciting trades that I knew were unsafe or holding funds that I knew to be in jeopardy.”

In the same announcement, Ann points her finger at the culprits:

“A firm, led by a crony of the Obama regime, stole all of the non-margined cash held by customers of his firm. Let’s not sugarcoat this or make this crime seem “complex” and “abstract” by drowning ourselves in six-dollar words and uber-technical jargon. Jon Corzine STOLE the customer cash at MF Global. Knowing Jon Corzine, and knowing the abject lawlessness and contempt for humanity of the Marxist Obama regime and its cronies, this is not really a surprise.”

This announcement was widely circulated on the Internet and was discussed on both the Glenn Beck Program and the Rush Limbaugh Show. As a result, Ann has emerged as a minor celebrity in the patriot community. Some may say that her fifteen minutes of fame are all used up. But I say they’re wrong.

I love reading Ann’s diatribes because they put into context everything that is wrong with the mainstream “patriot movement.” For example, Ann—like most patriots—is quite capable of spotting a crisis, as she does here:

“China is not going to lend us this money because they simply don’t have anything close to that much money to lend. This $2 Trillion is going to come from the Federal Reserve. Where is the Federal Reserve going to get $2 Trillion? They are going to print it out of thin air. We are in the midst of the largest currency debasement ever seen in human history. There is only one result that can come of currency debasement: hyperinflation and total economic and societal collapse.”

But when it comes to identifying the source of the problem, Ann’s brain cells hit a brick wall.

“Obama is the enemy. Obama is a Marxist-Communist usurper and puppet front for a cabal of Marxist-Communists who are actively trying to destroy the United States of America. Everything they have done, are doing, and will do has the single goal of collapsing and destroying the U.S. economy, military, constitutional government and culture. What part of “Marxist Revolution” do you not understand?”

Get it? “Obama is a Marxist-Communist usurper and puppet.”  How does that in any way translate into Islam? Marxist-communism is a Jewish construct, and Ann’s business failures are a direct result of Jewish usary, though she fails to make that distinction.

Instead, she insists that the Jews are the tits on a false portrait of Christ’s swimmer’s physique:

“Now everyone listen up, Jew, Christian, atheist – everyone. The foundational premise of the Jewish people and of Israel is that Israel is the representative proxy for humanity. This is why the Jews are called “the chosen people”, because they are. God chose Israel to stand in representation of all people everywhere. This is an honor, but it is a taxing and dubious honor due to the Fall of Adam and Eve and the inherent tendency that all people have for sin, which is called concupiscence. God chose Israel to stand at the fore of humanity and be the people with whom the historical narrative of Salvation History is played out. This began with a married couple, Adam and Eve, and then expanded to a family unit through Noah, then the expansion moved to the tribal level through Abraham, the national level through Moses, then to the level of a kingdom through David, and finally in the fullness of time the expansion moved beyond Israel to cover all people everywhere through Jesus Christ. BUT, the only way to fully understand God’s relationship with us as individuals is to understand God’s interaction with Israel through history.”

Christ to Ann on Judgment Day: Matthew 7:23–”I never knew you; depart from me.”

More on Ann:

This is the must read (and view):
 
This is her website…scroll down to “ONE YEAR LATER, AND I STILL HAVEN’T BEEN KILLED”:
http://barnhardt.biz/
 
Ann on Halal Meat:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/halal.asp
 
Ann’s connection to Rabbi Jon Hausman:
http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-chat/2721638/posts

A bit about Hausman:
http://www.loonwatch.com/2009/11/ahavath-torah-is-lead-by-geert-wilder-friend-rabbi-jon-hausman/

Ann’s lecture on Sex and Islam (1st of 4):Note: In one of the four segments, she refers to “The Thursday Night Club,” where she alleges that Thursday is designated for Muslims to engage in any deviant sexual practice they want. She appears to be the only source on this.

Published in: on April 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm  Comments (25)  

Shalom, Amigos!

by Keith Johnson

The rising Hispanic population in the United States may come as good news to some Latinos, but others recognize that the Zionists who helped facilitate this epic demographic shift are also exploiting it to employ a “divide and conquer” strategy that may ultimately undermine their efforts of achieving self-determination.

Throughout the twentieth century, powerful Zionist interests have sowed the seeds of multiculturalism to create a more generic society. Now, as we sink deeper into the twenty-first century, those seeds are starting to bear bitter fruit.

According to a study conducted by the National Policy Institute “As a percentage of world inhabitants the white population will plummet to a single digit (9.76%) by 2060 from a high-water mark of 27.98% in 1950.”

So what does that mean for the demographics of the United States?

The US Census Bureau projects that, “The non-Hispanic, single-race white population is projected to be only slightly larger in 2050 (203.3 million) than in 2008 (199.8 million). In fact, this group is projected to lose population in the 2030s and 2040s and comprise 46 percent of the total population in 2050, down from 66 percent in 2008.”

“Meanwhile, the Hispanic population is projected to nearly triple, from 46.7 million to 132.8 million during the 2008-2050 period. Its share of the nation’s total population is projected to double, from 15 percent to 30 percent. Thus, nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Hispanic.”

Both the National Policy Institute and US Census Bureau base their projections on trends and assumptions about future childbearing, mortality and net international migration. However, they fail to factor in a predictable future that could further dilute both America’s White and Hispanic demographics. I’m talking about a future where millions of displaced Arabs, Persians and Africans are relocated to the U.S. after being forced out of their native homelands to make room for Eretz Yisrael: an expansion of the Zionist empire from the Nile River to the Tigris and Euphrates.

The manufactured “Arab Spring” launched the beginning of the end for those living in this region, where old tired dictators are now being replaced by even more brutal Wahhabbi regimes with close ties to the Qataris and the House of Saud. It also set the stage for mass sectraian warfare that will continue to balkanize each existing nation into smaller fractionalized sub-entities. This may very well lead to a cataclysmic war in the Middle East (probably sparked by a Saudi led conflict against Iran that will be postured as a Sunni vs. Shiite war), which could ultimately leave the Islamic world in shambles.

Once the Middle East/North African (MENA) region is littered with millions of corpses, the ruins of demolished cities, and the wardering hordes of battered bodies, the Zionist entity will step in to clean up the mess and trimphantly raise their flag over their newly “reclaimed” homeland.

Then begins the ethnic cleansing—à la Palestine!

That’s not to say that the Zionists won’t allow a few of the indiginous to remain. Eretz Yisrael will still need caddies to carry golf clubs at their country clubs in Cairo. They’ll still need card dealers for their blackjack tables in Baghdad. And they’ll still need strippers to entertain Rabbis in Damascus. But what is to become of the millions of refugees displaced during and after that war?

Make no mistake, my friend, the United States is one of the intended destinations for these exiled masses. As the Middle East is transformed into a Jewish utopia, America will degenerate into a third world cesspit with no dominant majority—Hispanic or otherwise.

That’s why it astonishes me that the very same Americans who decry Middle East immigration also support these unnecessary wars waged on behalf of the Zionist state. History shows that Israeli expansionism is directly responsible for sending large numbers of Arab refugees to American shores.

The first major migration occurred as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which displaced 750,000 (out of 1.3 million) Palestinians from their ancestral homeland. Though most relocated to neighboring nations, 80,000 “officially” emigrated to the United States from 1948 until 1966. More would have come were it not for restrictive immigration laws.

That all changed with the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act, championed by Jewish Zionist Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-NY), who triumphantly proclaimed “Open the flood gates” when it was signed into law in 1965.

Is it a mere coincidence that less than two years after this new immigration policy came into effect, an Israeli act of aggression would spark the largest ever wave of Arab immigration into the United States?

In 1967, Israel’s Six Day War motivated a massive Palestinian exodus that marked the beginning of a series of Israeli engineered conflicts that has since sent nearly 800,000 Arabs to American shores. That’s a tenfold increase from any previous wave of Arab immigration prior to 1967. However, that number only represents Arab immigration from 1967 to 2000 and is based on data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2003. At that time, the Census estimated the U.S. Arab population to be 1.2 million, up 38% since 1990 and double the number in 1980. Since then, the Arab population in the U.S. has risen to 1.7 million. Of those, the number of refugees is undetermined.

Aside from the Six Day War, other conflicts contributing to this influx include the 1975 Lebanese Civil War, Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982, the Iraq/Iran War (1980-1988), both Palestinian Intifadas (1987-1993) and (2000-2005), the 1991 Gulf War, and the Iraq War (2003-2011)—all of which were assisted, engineered and/or outright perpetrated by Zionist war criminals.

America is also host to tens of thousands of refugees from a number of African nations like Somalia, Libya and Sudan,whose homelands have been rendered unliveable as the result of U.S. “humanitarian” interventions. This exodus is bound to continue as U.S. forces extend their reach into Uganda and other regions of the dark continent.

The current population of the MENA region is between 381 million to 523 million inhabitants. A significant number of these reside in what Eretz Yisrael intends on “reclaiming” as an expansion of its Jewish homeland. Using Palestine as a model (where more than 80% of the indigenous population has been expelled since 1948), Israel’s ethnic cleansing could potentially displace 100 million non-Jews currently living in this territory.

Considering that the United States has one of the most lenient immigration policies in the world, it is not far fetched to envision a future where tens of millions migrate to America. This not only poses a potential sustainability crisis in the U.S., but also exposes Arabs and Africans to a society that is becoming increasingly hostile towards Islam.

The Zionist strategy is a dual-edged sword. While so-called “liberal” Zionists promote open immigration and the demonization of white Americans as racists and xenophobes, so-called “conservative” Zionists promote closed borders and are spearheading the Islamophobia movement that postures Arabs as enemy insurgents intent of wiping out white Christian culture and replacing it with a fictional version of Sharia law. In effect, both sides of this false left/right paradigm are setting the stage for a “Clash of Civilizations:” a war that will not likely be waged in the Middle East, but rather in Europe and on American soil—with the net result of wiping out the last vestiges of Talmudic Judaism’s sworn enemies: Christians and Muslims.

Meanwhile, as eviction notices are served throughout the MENA region, Zionists continue to peddle their multiculturalist doctrine in the United States and Europe. Though they preach tolerance to others, they themselves view Arabs, Persians and Africans as refuse that blights the landscape of their precious Jewish homeland.

For example: Barbara Lerner Spectre is one Zionist Jew who left America several years ago to make Aliyah (migration to Israel). In 2000, she founded Paideia—The European Institute of Jewish Studies in Sweden, which is funded by the Swedish government to promote multiculturalism and “the revival of Jewish culture in Europe.” According to their website, “Paideia is reviving a European Jewish voice long silenced by Communism and post-Holocaust trauma – a voice that can contribute to a culturally rich and pluralistic Europe.”

Lerner says, “I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the center of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive.”

This is the height of hypocrisy coming from a citizen of Israel: a true monolithic society where racial segregation, bigotry and xenophobia define its very existence. This is a place where ethnic cleansing has left the Palestinians with less than 20% of their original homeland; where Jews are discouraged from marrying non-Jews; where Palestinians may be required to take a “loyalty oath” that recognizes Israel as a Jewish state before being allowed citizenship; and where foreign-born Jews are subsidized for migrating to Israel, while Palestinians are not even allowed the “right of return” to the place where they were born.

And this racism is not confined to Palestinians. Recently, the Zionist entity has responded to the Sudanese refugee crisis by beginning construction on a massive prison in the Negev desert to indefinitely house blacks seeking asylum in Israel.

Yeah…so much for racial tolerance, right?

Here in the United States, this hypocrisy is just as blatant. In 2010, following passage of Arizona’s highly controversial immigration law, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Regional Board Chair of Arizona, Miriam Wiseman, stated, “As a nation of immigrants, we must endeavor to embrace the diverse groups that make ours the most enviable and pluralistic democracy in the world. By engendering fear, encouraging discrimination and fanning the flames of hatred, SB 1070 serves to divide rather than unite us. Arizona can do better.”

Again—Zionist Jews, like those from the ADL, have no problem casting aspersions on those who promote reasonable immigration as xenophobes and racists. However, it’s a different story when it comes to their defense of Israel.

Late last month, the ADL’s Abraham H. Foxman denounced Jewish critic Peter Beinart for advocating a one-state solution that would allow Palestinians equal voting rights. In an article, entitled “Peter Beinart: is Right, but for the wrong reasons,” Foxman writes, “…if Israel were to hold on to all the territory, the demographic challenge would emerge in full force. Even if one takes seriously those who argue that the number of Palestinians living in the West Bank has been exaggerated (and most Israeli demographers disagree with that assessment), the ratio of Jews to Arabs in one-state would be near the 50 percent mark and would make the concept of a Jewish and democratic state, the hallmark of Israel through its history, a practical impossibility. A truly Jewish state can exist, as it does now, only with an overwhelming Jewish majority.”

Fortunately, this double standard has not gone unnoticed by some in the Latino community. In a February article for the Huffington Post, entitled “Latinos Won’t Be Fooled by AZ’s New Pro-Israel Bill,” Chicano-Jewish writer Garbriel Schivone calls out the bipartisan hypocrites who championed Arizona’s recently passed “Supporting the Nation of Israel” resolution bill: “Generally, The Democratic and Republican parties and their constituents are in uninterrupted harmony on the issue of Israeli border security and preserving Israel’s predominant Jewish character, writes Schivone. But when it comes to American liberals of various stripes, many are firmly rooted in the immigrant rights movement.”

Elsewhere in the same article, Shivone writes,“In regards to maintaining Israel’s ethnic Jewish majority, American bipartisan support likely also resounds in agreement (like most of Israeli society) around Israeli immigration policies that prompted the government’s current construction of a $1.5 billion ‘border fence’–across Israel’s own southern desert borderlands–to keep out ‘illegal’ migrants, mostly from North Africa. After all, as Prime Minister Netanyahu warns, the invading ‘flood’ represents ‘a concrete threat to the Jewish and democratic character of Israel.’”

Hopefully, anti-Zionist activism will take root in the Hispanic community. One optimistic sign that it already has—took place on May 12, 2011, when Latino members of the Esparanza Peace and Justice Center took part in distrupting a shameful pro-Israel sermon by John Hagee, pastor of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Courageously, the group stood their ground until Hagee’s secret police took them into custody and had them charged with criminal trespass. In typical fashion, Hagee’s bloodthirsty crowd of fanatical pro-Zionist nut-jobs salivated and cheered as the protestors were led away (kind of reminiscent of the Jews who screamed “crucify him” as Christ was marched to his death).

Of course, Zionist Jews are quick to denounce any anti-Israel activism (regardless of the ethnic group) and have already formulated a diagnosis to explain the Hispanic problem. Last February, Allen Elsner, an Executive Director for The Israeli Project (TIP) stated that Hispanics are relatively hostile towards Israel because they are ignorant of Middle East Affairs and are influenced by traditional anti-Israel Catholic views. Perhaps Elsner was responding to the Latino revolt against John Hagee’s church, or maybe he was reacting to a March, 2011 survey conducted by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), which concluded that nearly 50% of Hispanic Americans believe that the U.S. is too supportive of the state of Israel.

When the results of this survey were released, FFEU president Rabbi Marc Schneier threw a fit because all Latinos were not in lockstep with the murderous Zionist agenda. According to Haaretz, “These findings are a wake-up call to both communities,” says Schneier. “We need to understand how real anti-Semitism is within the Latino community and how we can counter it as well as find more effective ways to communicate the value of Israel to bolster Latinio empathy for the Jewish state.”

“This is truer then ever as Latinos now number more than 50 million in the U.S.” Schneier added. “One out of 6 Americans is Latino. It therefore behooves the Jewish community to reach out and foster an alliance with this significant ethnic group.”

Rabbi Schneier should know better than anyone that the Jewish community has been reaching out to “foster an alliance with this significant ethnic group” for many years.

Though they may have encountered some resistance from segments close to the Catholic Church, Zionists have made major inroads with weak-kneed Hispanics who have fallen victim to the poisonous influence of Christian Zionism. In a December, 2011 article for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Pastor Carlos Ortiz, national coordinator for Christian’s United For Israel, is quoted as saying, “There’s an excitement, a passion to support Israel…just because we believe what the Bible says… We believe in the Bible. And the Bible says that we are blessed by blessing Israel and that it’s our job to bless Israel.”

The article goes on to say, “A growing number of Hispanic believers take that job seriously. CUFI, America’s largest pro-Israel group, has seen a major increase in Hispanic members over the past few years. ‘We let them know that Israel is in danger,” Ortiz said. ‘And that there’s imminent danger from countries like Iran. So we’re trying to teach them.’”

Over the years, numerous Jewish organizations have worked diligently to influence Hispanic organizations and keep them in line with the Zionist agenda. The most prominent of these is the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which founded the Latino and Latin American Institute in 1995 for the purposes of furthering “American Jewish relations with the Latino community in the U.S. and countries across Latin America.”

The American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange regularly sponsors Latinos on trips to Israel and has an intimate relationship with members of The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a group that has been described as a radical left wing organization that allegedly supports continued mass Mexican immigration to the United States in hopes of achieving the re-partition of the American Southwest as a new state called Aztlan. This is a charge that NCLR adamantly denies. On its website, the NCLR states that it “has repeatedly recognized the right of the United States, as a sovereign nation, to control its borders. Moreover, NCLR has supported numerous specific measures to strengthen border enforcement.”

The NCLR can more adequately described as a Hispanic NAACP, and its clear by their funding mechanisms that they are anything but a grassroots organization that puts the needs of Hispanics above the agendas of its wealthy donors: The Ford Foundation,The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Open Society Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Citigroup and Walmart.

One Hispanic with longstanding ties with the NCLR is Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an Obama appointee, and a strong supporter of Israel, who visited the Zionist state in 1986 (sponsored by the AJC’s Project Interchange) and again in 1996. In 2009, Sotomayor also participated in a U.S.-Israeli forumn on immigration.

Another Hispanic woman, Cecelia Munoz, was Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation at the NCLR before serving three years at the White House as director of intergovernmental affairs. In January, Obama appointed Munoz as his top domestic policy official.

In March, the ADL sponsored 14 influential Latino media executives, publishers, editors and reporters from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. on the ADL Latino Media Executives Mission to Israel to “give Spanish-language media executives a fuller understanding of Israeli society, culture, politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Zionists have taken a prominent role in Hispanic television and other media venues. A prime example is Univision, the leading Spanish-language television in the United States, which is owned by Israli-American businessman Haim Saban. Since taking control in 2006, Saban has used the media outlet as a political tool to spread neo-conservative propaganda that supports a strike on Iran.

Latinos who think that alliances with the Jewish community will help bring them into a position of racial dominance in the U.S. should take time to analyze the two-faced nature of Zionist infiltartors.

In his 1993 book, “A Durable Peace,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Palestinian statehood would inspire Hispanics to reclaim parts of the American Southwest. He writes, “The United States is not exempt from this potential nightmare. In a decade or two the southwestern region of America is likely to be predominately Hispanic, mainly as a result of continuous emigration from Mexico. It is not inconceivable that in this community champions of the Palestinian Principle could emerge. These would demand not merely equality before the law, or naturalization, or even Spanish as a first language. Instead they would say that since they form a local majority in the territory (which was forcibly taken from Mexico in the war of 1848), they deserve a state of their own. ‘But you already have a state — it’s called Mexico,’ would come the response. ‘You have every right to demand civil rights in the United States, but you have no right to demand a second Mexico.’ This hypothetical exchange may sound far-fetched today. But it will not necessarily appear that way tomorrow, especially if the Palestinian Principle is allowed to continue to spread, which it surely will if a new Palestinian state comes into being.”

Again–Zionists are working all sides of every group. But in the end, it is their own self-interests that they are advanacing.

For more information of Zionist intrigues into the Hispanic community, I suggest you read my article, entitled Newt Gringo Wants Your Brown Babies, which explores the Republican party’s efforts to tap into the Latino market, their support of open immigration policies, and the grooming of the half-Hispanic George P. Bush for the office of President.

Published in: on April 11, 2012 at 6:21 am  Comments (23)  

Help Fight Hobophobia!

How To Feed The Homeless In Spite Of The Crackdown

by Keith Johnson

As Wall Street and their paid-for politicians continue to loot the American people, more ordinary citizens are finding themselves on the street for reasons other than drug and alcohol addiction.

Those who have never been on the street cannot relate to the hopelessness one feels.

I was once a vagabond myself, on the streets and without money for several months. When you find yourself without a home, the police get to know you real quick–even if you aren’t a trouble maker. After awhile the harrassment becomes unbearable, and the only refuge you can find is the one place you swore you’d never end up: Skid Row!

Once you’re there, it’s a hard place to escape. Your hierarchy of needs takes over and you spend most of your day standing in line for a meal, a shower and a bed. Most of the churches that hand out meals require you to sit through a sermon before you can have dinner. I remember having to devote close to six hours of my day going through the arduous process of getting lunch and supper–grueling! It’s pretty hard to get back on your feet when most of your time is spent finding nourishment.

And the Mission (or shelter as it’s called nowadays)? Forget about it! You’ll find a healthier environment in the county jail. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to commit crimes just so they can go there to relax. Aside from that, in most major cities, a Mission is harder to get into than the Ritz Carlton during a salesmen’s convention. I remember a cold night in San Francisco when I waited in line for four hours just so I can sit in a fold-out chair for two.

This is why this recent story by the Economic Collapse moved me to both tears and rage:

“What would you do if you came across someone on the street that had not had anything to eat for several days?  Would you give that person some food?  Well, the next time you get that impulse you might want to check if it is still legal to feed the homeless where you live.  Sadly, feeding the homeless has been banned in major cities all over America.  Other cities that have not banned it outright have put so many requirements on those that want to feed the homeless (acquiring expensive permits, taking food preparation courses, etc.) that feeding the homeless has become “out of reach” for most average people.  Some cities are doing these things because they are concerned about the “health risks” of the food being distributed by ordinary “do-gooders”.  Other cities are passing these laws because they do not want homeless people congregating in city centers where they know that they will be fed.  But at a time when poverty and government dependence are soaring to unprecedented levels, is it really a good idea to ban people from helping those that are hurting?”

Read more here.

I would wager that most behind the crackdown on feeding the homeless are wilful participants in the corrupt system that has put many of these people on the streets. Not only do they refuse to take their share of the responsibility, but they don’t want their virgin eyes to see the suffering they have caused as they drive home to their gated communities, or subject their precious ears to a plea for help outside their favorite shopping malls.

Most cities that are forbidding the feeding of homeless people cite food safety concerns. This is just an excuse–and there is a way to expose it as such if we band together.

Handing out gift cards to local eating establishments is one way to get around the food safety laws and also gives you peace of mind that the money is not spent on drugs or alcohol.

Another solution requires a concerted effort on the part of concerned citizens and is modeled after Megabite, a program that has worked effectively in the UK for over 10 years. According to their website:

MegaBite is an innovative way of helping people in need on the street.

Donors can buy Meal Squares (a paper ticket that a homeless person can exchange for a meal and a soft drink) from a local Megabite project or by mail order and pass them to a homeless person. The homeless person can then use them to purchase meals and soft drinks from agreed food outlets. The food outlet sends the used Meal Squares back to the local MegaBite project and is reimbursed.

From there, perhaps we can expand the program to include showers. As a former vagabond, I can tell you that being clean is almost as essential as having a place to bed down for the night. One way this can work is to have volunteers with homes open their doors once or twice a week to a family who has been pre-screened. Sure, I can see some flaws in this approach–but, hey–that’s why I’m writing this. I’m looking to you for answers. Give me some suggestions!!!

The growing homeless population needs an alternative to the degrading experience of soup kitchens, Missions and shelters that are often dirty and found in the most depressing parts of town. Making a homeless person feel human goes a long way into building their self esteem and maintaining mental clarity.

Aside from that–we should never allow city managers, mayors, police chiefs, or the privledged residents that butter their bread get the upper hand. They must never be allowed to drive the less fortunate members of their community from the place they have always called home.

These pampered government workers and their wealthy masters should be forced to confront the depression they helped create. They must be made to watch the cancer metastasize and slowly encroach upon their own sheltered lives. Only then will they come to realize that the disease has become epidemic–and perhaps they will start to wonder–could I be next?

Published in: on March 23, 2012 at 9:44 am  Comments (23)  

Yes, Virginia, Israel Does Murder Palestinian Children

by Keith Johnson

In between heaping helpings of flesh and blood, Israeli war criminals feasting on the carcass of Palestine stopped long enough on Tuesday to shriek out an indictment against EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton because she dared count Gaza’s children among “young people who have been killed in all sorts of terrible circumstances.”

During a speech delivered on Monday to Palestinian refugees in Brussels, Ashton addressed the recent shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse that left four people dead, and then referred to other tragedies that have taken the lives of children around the world—including last year’s massacre in Norway, a bus crash in Switzerland that killed 22 Belgian school children a week ago, the current violence in Syria and “what is happening in Gaza and in different parts of the world.”

This was enough to “incense” serial-child-murderer Benjamin Netanyahu, whose ears must be constantly ringing as Palestinian mothers grieve over the loss of their offspring.
   
“What gets me especially incensed is the comparison between the targeted slaughter of children and the surgical, defensive activities of the (Israel Defense Forces) that are meant to hit terrorists who use children for human shields,” Netanyahu told reporters on Tuesday.

Netanyahu has that ass-backwards. Members of the Israeli Occupation Force (IOF—Not IDF) are the ones who target children for slaughter, and they are also the ones who use Palestinian children as human shields.

On November 12, 2011, Moammar Mashni of Australians for Palestine wrote:

“Contrary to the often regurgitated myth that Palestinians use their children as human shields, it has never been proven – not once. Yet in October 2010, two Israeli soldiers were convicted of using a 9-year-old boy as a human shield during the infamous Operation Cast Lead of 2008/9. There are at least 15 other documented cases of children being used as human shields since 2004, with only the aforementioned case of the 9-year-old ever having been investigated.”

“Analysing the statistical data of child mistreatment by Israel is a horrific mission. The average number of Palestinian children in Israeli detention over the last 12 months is 212 – that is children aged 12 to 18 locked up on for the most minor indiscretion as Israel creates specific military orders that criminalise any form of opposition to the occupation.”

Without doubt though, the statistic that should trouble any person of good conscience is the data relating to child fatalities. From 2000 to 2009, 1,329 children were killed by Israel. In real terms that means a Palestinian child was killed every three days, of every week, of every month, of every year, for 10 long years. How can this possibly be justified?

Don’t just take Mashni’s word for it. An October 2010 report by Defense of Children International states:

“Between 26 March and 14 October 2010, DCI-Palestine documented 14 cases of children shot whilst collecting building gravel near the border fence between Gaza Strip and Israel. Due to a severe lack of job opportunities and a shortage of construction material entering Gaza from Israel, hundreds of men and boys scavenge for building gravel amongst the destroyed buildings close to the border fence. The gravel is collected into sacks, loaded onto donkey drawn carts and sold to builders for use in concrete. Children can earn up to 50 shekels (US $13) per day which is used to help support their families. Reports indicate that Israeli soldiers on duty in the observation towers which line the border between Gaza and Israel frequently fire warning shots to scare workers away from the border region. Reports also indicate that these soldiers sometimes shoot and kill the donkeys used by the workers, and also target the workers, usually, but not always, shooting at their legs. In the cases documented by DCI-Palestine, the children report being shot whilst working between 50 to 800 metres from the border fence.”

Statistics maintained by if Americans knew estimate that 1,471 have been killed by Israel from September, 2000 to present day. This month alone, at least seven Palestinian children were killed and dozens more seriously injured during Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza.

Yes, Virginia—Israel deliberately targets children, makes them into human shields, and even uses their dead bodies for target practice. Read this heart wrenching tale, entitled “Dad, I’m Dying.”

Here is an excerpt:

“Laughs got louder as they carried the body to a higher place to start their party. For a whole hour, the father hushed his cries of pain as he watched the Israeli soldiers compete in sniping on his dead son’s body. ‘They were using his bullet-ridden, bleeding body as a shooting practice,’ said the Father. ‘With each bullet, they were humming with words I could not figure out, but it sounded full of rapture. It was as if they were celebrating.’”

Some may claim that these atrocities don’t represent Israeli policy, and are only carried out by a few demented individuals. Really? I would argue that this hatred for Palestinian children is epidemic throughout Israeli society. In 2009, “The King’s Torah,” became a best-selling book in Israel. Written by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, it sets out a justification for murdering any gentile that poses a threat to the Jewish—even babies and children.

According to Haaretz:

“Shapiro based the majority of his teachings on passages quoted from the Bible, to which he adds his opinions and beliefs.

“It is permissable to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation,” he wrote, adding: “If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments – because we care about the commandments – there is nothing wrong with the murder.”

Several prominent rabbis, including Rabbi Yithak Ginzburg and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, have recommended the book to their students and followers.”

This attitude is not just confined to soldiers and the Rabbinate. Just recently, when a bus that crashed near Ramallah and killed nine Palestinian children, Israeli citizens posting on Facebook were overjoyed.

Some of the comments were:

Tali: It seems like they are Palestinian children.. Thank God..

Benny: Calm down, they are Palestinian Children.

Tal: Thank God they are Palestinians

Ajala: Great less terrorists!!!!

Eliya: Only Palestinian children were injured about ten.

Itai: Thank God its Palestinians, let it be such bus every day.

Aleyah: calm down, Its a bus with Palestinian children, lets pray there will be deaths, or at least severe injuries, this is great news to start the day with.

Oh, by the way—Netanyahu wasn’t the only Israeli official offended at Ashton’s speech. Equally complicit serial-child-murderer Ehud Barak was also pissed. 

According to Reuters;

“Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the grouping of Gaza violence with the Toulouse shooting and the fighting in Syria was ‘infuriating and detached from reality.’”

Detached from reality, Mr. Barak? Tell that to 15-year-old Ahmed F., who describes how IOF soldiers blindfolded him then used a dog during an interrogation for an alleged “stone throwing” incident:

“They saw me shaking and started laughing and making fun of me. Then they put another piece of bread on my trousers near my genitals, so I tried to move away but he started barking. I was terrified.”

Published in: on March 21, 2012 at 10:20 am  Comments (55)  

Children of an Evil Empire

by Keith Johnson

    Why do they hate us? Why are they upset at us for burning their Holy book? Why would they be mad at us for pissing on their dead countrymen? Why are they making a big deal about our soldiers collecting dead body parts? Why? Why? Why?

    Here’s the latest:

    A lone American serviceman slipped away from his base in southern Afghanistan before dawn Sunday and went on a methodical house-to-house shooting spree in a nearby village, killing 16 people, nearly all of them women and children, according to Afghan officials who visited the scene.

    Read more here

    I’m sure Rush Limbaugh, Pam Geller, Michelle Malkin and the other troop loving American patriots will have a handy excuse why this soldier lost it. “He was blowing off steam,” they’ll say. “He was reacting to the terrible violence he saw committed by the Taliban,” others will claim.

    Of course the United States government will condemn the action, and claim that it is an isolated incident that does not reflect the high moral integrity of the U.S. military.

    Bullshit!

    While readers may rightly level contempt at the U.S. soldier who committed this atrocity, I would urge them to channel that anger towards the one’s who are truly responsible.

    Last year, Der Spiegel published gruesome photographs showing American troops posing with the corpses of murdered and mutilated Afghan civilians. In the April, 11 2011 edition of American Free Press, I made this observation:

    (Note: This is an unedited version from my own files)

    In typical fashion, the U.S. government has distanced itself from the atrocities and laid the blame solely at the feet of the young men it trained to kill. The photographs depict “actions repugnant to us as human beings and contrary to the standards and values of the United States Army”, said Army Col. Thomas Collins in an official statement from the Pentagon. “We apologize for the distress these photos cause.”

    That statement is hauntingly reminiscent of so many others issued by the U.S. in the wake of similar tragedies. Following the Abu Ghraib scandal, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld offered up an almost identical apology when he appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee and said, “To those Iraqis who were mistreated by members of the U.S. Armed Forces, I offer my deepest apology. It was inconsistent with the values of our nation, it was inconsistent with the teachings of the military to the men and women of the armed forces, and it was certainly fundamentally un-American.”

    Contrary to the claims made in these statements, such atrocities seem very consistent with the manner in which American troops conduct themselves in the foreign countries where they’ve been deployed. Aside from these latest incidents in Afghanistan and the well known atrocities that were carried out at Abu Ghraib—where prisoners were physically, psychologically and sexually tortured by their American captors—several other callous acts have been documented in recent years; suggesting that a sadistic culture of violence is epidemic within the ranks of our armed service personnel.

    In 2007, U.S. soldiers aboard an Apache helicopter repeatedly opened fire on a group of unarmed civilians in Baghdad, leaving two men dead and several others severely injured, including two children. Leaked footage of the killings contained audio where the soldiers can be heard celebrating the deaths and laughing as a Bradley fighting vehicle runs over one of the dead. Then, in 2008, a Marine on patrol in Iraq was video taped throwing a puppy over a cliff while being cheered on by his fellow soldiers.

    What is particularly disturbing about these acts is that they are not just carried out by one disturbed individual, but by groups of them, who all seem to share the same psychosis. This contradicts the claim by the U.S. that these are isolated incidents carried out by rogue elements. The only reason they appear isolated is because they have been made notorious by the video, audio and photographic evidence that has exposed them to the light of day.

    Meanwhile, thousands more civilian deaths go unexplained. In Afghanistan alone, in excess of 2,700 civilians were killed in 2010—up 15% from 2009.
   
    Many of these casualties cannot be blamed on young soldiers, but by the ruthless policies carried out under the direction of the highest-ranking military commanders. One of the most vicious and despised tactics currently employed by the U.S. are ‘night raids.’

    Though the U.S. continues to fear-monger about the possible repercussions that the “Kill Team” photographs may spark, it is not likely to manifest itself inside Afghanistan. These people do not need photographs to remind them of the horrors of American occupation. They see these things with their own eyes, and the indelible image that it leaves on their minds.

Published in: on March 11, 2012 at 8:10 am  Comments (35)  
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