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Thursday, July 17, 2014



Where is the Universal Moral Outrage Over the Conflict between Israel-Hamas?  U.N.-Failed.  US Diplomacy-Failed.  EU Diplomacy-Failed.  Gulf Council Of Arab States—Failed. Egypt [Sisi]-Failed. Russia- Failed. Iran-Failed.  
In these past few weeks, any type of diplomacy as well as the legitimacy of the United Nations has been shown to be complete FAILURES!  Nothing can condemn the immoral actions of both Israel and Hamas in this orgy of rockets, airstrikes and body counts like the U.N. could have/should have… HOWEVER,  the ineptitude of this world-wide institutional body really becomes obvious as it absents itself of any attempt to intervene effectively in this ‘imminent holocaust of innocent carnage’.

Shame on the UN and it’s Secretary General,  Ban Ki-Moon [South Korean],  who has failed to intercede in both the Ukraine-Russian conflict and the Israel-Hamas conflicts.  In my last blog,  I formally dismissed American intervention into the Israeli-Hamas conflict because we Americans have fostered and nurtured the adolescent state of Israel for too long.   As an enabler we have lost any credibility other than the fact that our congress had voted to increase funds for the IRON DOME [bizarre].   Americans are bereft of any competency in the White House or State Department. That’s a sad fact but a poignant reality. 
Even more disturbing is the fact that for decades we Americans have been funding a crippled, corrupt and completely dysfunctional institution called the United Nations.  For the most part, many of us in the national security area have known that the UN was primarily a defunct institution with pretenses to initiating effective interventions in different world-wide conflicts.   Translation:  waste of money and NY real estate!
As Ambassador John Bolton has often warned, “the UN is completely dysfunctional”.   Ironically,  Ambassador Bolton was instrumental in funding my efforts to initiate a UN intervention in Cambodia in 1991.   But that was a long time ago.   And then, we, Americans , had to effective national leaders—Bush Sr and James Baker [Sec State]. But those days  are now simple fond memories.
What present organizations or countries could stop this ignoble conflict between Israel-Gaza?
[1]  Iran.  It has provided both the members of Hamas/Hezzbollah with the necessary rockets and training to affect this ‘terrorist act’.  What stops them from intervening? 
They want to place pressure on Israel to negotiate a fair treaty with the Palestinians.  But the Iranians know this will not happen.  So they are happy to simply create a ‘strategic tension’ through psychological warfare on Israel.  Not a very smart move on the Iranian part. This type of intrusion will certainly backfire on them eventually.
[2]  Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, UAE—why not intervene? They have much to lose if the conflagration spills over the borders and enters into their hegemony.  They basically hope that Israel can act as a proxy for their Sunni interests against the Shi’ite supported Hamas.  This attitude will also eventually ‘blowback’ on them. Qatar will lose any small leverage it has from having helped supply Hamas.
[3]  Russia.  This is the one country that has the most to gain from intervening in the Middle East.  Putin has tried to place pressure on the USA around Ukraine, Poland, and Romania.  But an end run into the Middle East where Russia already supports Syria, Iran and ISIS, allows Putin to re-enter the Middle East at a MINIMUM COST.
If I were Putin and I watched how the international community was paralyzed with fear, apathy and worst yet, indifference,  I would initiate a call for CEASE FIRE between Israel and Hamas.  Both the Israelis and Hamas have very strong latent ties to Russia---culturally, politically, economically.

RecommendationKerry, stay home!  please stay out of the way, and let PUTIN ENTER THE MIDDLE EAST.   Ban Ki-Moon, please resign!  You are a complete embarrassment to the idea of world peace.
  As for the United Nations,  lets raze it and as the Rockefellers decided when the UN was first built half century ago in NYC,  let’s build expensive condos so that the ineffective leaders of Hamas, Israel, Middle East  can all use their Swiss Bank Accounts to buy more protected assets in the USA.

For the Polish Jews of the Diaspora,  like myself,  the bombardment of Gaza reflects the distant yet painful memories of my family’s destruction in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.  For that alone,  I will utter the words of the Kaddish,  the Mourner’s Prayers,  for all those who died on both sides of the Arab-Israeli divide.  There is a moral imperative for all sides of this war to cease and desist IMMEDIATELY.   If not,  the legitimacy of the State of Israel as Jewish State will be in question; as will the viability of Hamas to become a real representative of the Palestinian people alongside of the PLO.   History,  as brief and amnesiac as it is,  will determine their collective fate.

18 comments:

  1. I read the news today, oh boy. Ground troops in Gaza, airliner shot down.

    For a lighter diversion, see this, on 28 secret pages about 9-11. I don't know what's in it, but it probably demonizes Saudi Arabia. It's difficult to believe Saudi Arabia acted alone, though. The Bush family has long been close to the Saudis.

    Silver Doctors
    MUST WATCH VIDEO – CONGRESSMAN THOMAS MASSIE CALLS FOR RELEASE OF SECRET 9/11 DOCUMENTS UPON READING THEM
    JULY 17, 2014 BY THE DOC
    The so-called “most transparent Administration in history” hasn’t declassified anything, including the 28 redacted pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) of 9/11 issued in late 2002 classified by George Bush, but that didn’t stop Rep. Thomas Massie, R-KY from reading them.
    What he saw was so incredibly disturbing he called a press conference to talk about it.

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    1. This story today is on

      Infowars
      SECRET 9/11 DOCUMENTS: “IMPLAUSIBLE” THAT THE 9/11 HIJACKERS ACTED WITHOUT GOVERNMENT BACKING
      it is pretty clear that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror
      by WASHINGTON'S BLOG | JULY 18, 2014
      All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing

      Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (the joint Senate and House investigation into 9/11) and immediately called for them to be released to the public: By way of background, the former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, outside adviser to the CIA, and Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – says: ...

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  2. Perhaps, the CIA & BRENNAN are intending g to watch things happen...right on schedule:

    URGENT:

    This must go viral!

    Begin@ 22 min mark:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sAgmLGZg_RA

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    1. This is chilling. Where do we go? What do we do? A Folger's can of stuff and a little wind can kill 20 million people within four days?

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    3. Patriarch, yes, chilling. They stand as their own authority.

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  3. The decision by Hamas to initiate this is not understood by anyone making public commentary and that includes Dr.P and myself.

    Hamas has gained tremendously in it's recognition by the otherwise corrupt and collaborationalist US-sponsored Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority has no legitimacy among it's own public, and had no choice but to join formally with Hamas, the alternative that public perceives as representing their interests and possessing the integrity and lack of criminality which pervades the PA.

    However on the other side Hamas has been hammered by the Sisi government, which has returned to the US/Israeli demands to cut off communications, tunnels and sponsorship with Hamas in Gaza.

    Additionally Iran is now cold to Hamas because of it's support for the Syrian opposition to Assad.

    I don't know if Hamas is even receiving any more missiles than those they already have from Iran. Some consider Hamas acted as a last gasp to try to provoke a conflict which would force Iran and maybe Egypt into their camp.

    Whatever the calculation here Israel will once again be seen, correctly, as the aggressor here by world opinion as well as informed Americans and American Jews. It's hard to believe the Fox News coverage of the Israeli's claims that they are using only precise bombing of terrorists when it's obvious that they are not doing so, but are hitting anywhere and everywhere including kids playing soccer on the beach.

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    1. Why don't you go there & check it out first hand?

      I understand 100k leaflets were dropped in Gaza & robot calls to every hone phone...Carnac the magnificent

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    2. The leaflets and phone calls are clearly a ruse to claim that they aren't doing what they clearly are doing.

      It's clear from what everyone is witnessing there that bombs are dropping everywhere.

      In the now infamous case where the kids on the beach were hit the Israelis laughingly claimed that the two bombs on the beach were aimed at a group of well-known Hamas terrorists.

      This is a real laugh.

      If you are stupid enough to believe this Israeli propaganda then you should join the Richard Pearl fan club.

      Remember this is the same Israel which pledged to the US a ceasefire in the 1973 war and then broke it unprovoked in 24 hours...and in 1952 set about to assassinate US diplomats in Egypt and blame it on arabs.....

      "Bad Faith" is the Israelis middle name.

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    3. And don't forget that when Israel invaded Lebanon in 2006 and 1983 that the first thing they did was bomb the hapless UN peacekeepers in their posts on the border!

      I guess they weren't UN observers but also terrorists as well.....

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  4. As well Dr.P I disagree that Iran has any goal of seeking Israel to enter into a "fair" agreement with the Palestinians.

    The Iranian public knows that the Palestinians in Gaza were all driven into that prison camp by the Israelis in 1948 and Iranian public opinion wouldn't consider anything "fair" short of returning the Gaza population to their properties which the Israelis illegally stole from them.....

    Israel will never do that.

    Look the facts here are that the population of Gaza had their lands confiscated and they are being held their and not allowed to return or make any claims on their lands.

    It's as simple as that.

    There's no "Palestinian state" somewhere else which is going to solve this. No "fair" solution at all.

    The only thing which would be fair is to return all these families to their lands and that will never happen. They are imprisoned there and they're going to keep fighting their captors.

    Iran and Egypt might have to reverse their present suspension of support of Hamas. If they fail to renew their support of Hamas there will be hell to pay in both countries from their own publics.

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  5. And on the west bank it's not much better. The Israelis have now chopped up the Palestinian areas into smaller and smaller pieces, criss-crossed by Israeli highways and such intersecting everywhere in which the Palestinians have no freedom to move anywhere anymore.....

    The simple fact is that Israel has had a Likud government for fourty years now, and that party has been from the start opposed to any soverignty for any kind of Palestinian state much less allowing the Palestinians the right to return.

    The Likud has always been about total Jewish control over all of Palestine and that's what the majority of Israeli citizens have been voting for.

    It will take some time but eventually that era of Likud dominance will subside, and only then will the conflict abate.

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  6. And while we're on the topic of "collaborationists" I must take issue with you Dr.P in your previous post stating that the US failed to punish the "collaborators" in the French Vichy government....

    The reason why the US didn't punish the Vichy was that they were not collaborators.

    The Vichy government wasn't the "collaborators" or "traitors" or "opportunists" which allied propaganda claimed.

    The Vichy government led by WWI hero/general Marshall Petan was simply a loyal, patriotic far right government which the Germans made an agreement with because it was acceptable to Germany.

    When the Petanists and other Vichy constituents offered to form a government acceptable to Germany the Germans made the agreement and then pulled back.

    Vichy ran the anti-communist/anti-resistance efforts and the Germans were way, way in the background.

    It was the Vichy government which directed all the French armed forces, including the Navy and the Army which fought the English on the side of the Axis time and time again.

    As for the position of the US after the war....

    Just as in Italy the US was HAPPY to see the local "collaborationists" back in power and running the show because the alternative, the former US-allied resistance, WERE ALL STALINISTS.

    In Italy as soon as the Fascist council ousted Mussolini, wherever the allies came in they laid waste to the anti-fascists. And in the north where the allies had no presence until the end of the war the communists ran wild....

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  7. The simple truth is that the US in France and Italy supported the Vichy and the Fascists as soon as both these movements no longer allied themselves with Germany.

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  8. There is no moral outrage as the events in Gaza are not accurately reported about plus the fact is that "Israel" was created by one people for another people at the expense of another people and it should be stressed to the masses that Israel wasn't the land of milk and honey given to them due to the holocaust! The Balfour declaration was written or declared in 1917 and I know people on this board in particular know that so why is journalism lazy? The facts remain that the media is run by the Zionist sociopaths so therefore a fair and balanced view will never be delivered for a frankly dumbed down population!! There should be outrage and universal anger but obviously Palestinian blood is worth less than others! Palestine is the epicenter of the 3 great faiths yet its the smallest of the three that are the chosen people!!?? Or so we have been educated even as Christians! I'm no anti Semite or religious bigot but I'm no better or worse than anyone else, a great solution to this travesty in my opinion would be this...repatriate all those who hanker for the promised land and live the dream and give up their homes for the Palestinian refugees so they too can live in the land of the free or the UK or wherever! Another thing whilst I'm mid rant what's with these so called "friends of Israel" and people with dual passports?

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    1. I agree with you and share your frustration.

      The simple truth is that it's hard..very hard...to not resent all Jews when you see this.

      What Israel is doing, and always has done, fuels anti-semitism all over the world.

      It's very hard to see this and not want to condemn all Jews everywhere.

      You have to always remind yourself that there are plenty of peacenik Jews who oppose Israeli policy, and even oppose the state of Israel and don't even recognize Israel.

      The problem is that these reasonable Jews are a minority, and in Israel it's the supremicist Likudites who are in the majority and have ruled their for over fourty years.

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    2. Hitler himself realized that there were a minority of good Jews, and he personally worked to rescue and save many of them who he knew to be exceptions. His mother's doctor in Vienna, Dr. Bloch, was loved by Hitler and he made sure he was able to immigrate to the US.

      Many other high Nazis saved Jews they personally knew to be exceptions.

      But this didn't stop them from mercilessly persecuting the rest, and hunting them down in the east and kill them wholesale.

      That's the way the Nazis were - they were willing to take Machiavelli seriously when he said that statesmen had to commit mortal sins in order to secure the state.

      It's ironic that it was Frederick the Great who wrote "Anti-Machiavelli" arguing that it was better to be admired than to be feared.

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  9. Dr Steve, In regards to this downing of the MH17 flight people need to read this article! 'FINAL – Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing #MH17'
    ETN received information from an air traffic controller in Kiev on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
    This Kiev air traffic controller is a citizen of Spain and was working in the Ukraine. He was taken off duty as a civil air-traffic controller along with other foreigners immediately after a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine killing 295 passengers and crew on board.
    The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became clear a passenger jet was shot down.
    Military air traffic controllers in internal communication acknowledged the military was involved, and some military chatter said they did not know where the order to shoot down the plane originated from.
    Obviously it happened after a series of errors, since the very same plane was escorted by two Ukrainian fighter jets until 3 minutes before it disappeared from radar.
    http://slavyangrad.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/spanish-air-controller-kiev-borispol-airport-ukraine-military-shot-down-boeing-mh17/

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