Jared Kushner: Mr. 666

 

One down, one to go – Mr. 666.

Jared Kushner is a security risk embedded in the West Wing. . .”

1. As Russia-gate morphs into Israel-gate I would like to focus just a bit on Kushner-gate. Newsweek, whose owners follow a rather interesting Presbyterian minister named David Jang, who according to this website used to be a Moonie, but I digress, has put out a now much-quoted article about Jared’s SF86 problems. 

I can hear you all bitching and moaning “Mantiq, wtf is a an SF86?”  

An SF86 is a huge fucking pain in the ass form that everyone who wants a security clearance has to fill out in full.  It is highly intrusive and it is fucking illegal for you to sign it knowing you have not put in every fucking detail they ask for – questions like “Who the fuck are your foreign contacts? “Do you have any foreign investments?  If you do, tell us everything goddamn thing about them.” 

“Please list all your use of illegal drugs. If something was especially fun, let us know so we can have the CIA market it in poor neighborhoods.”  Shit like that. You can just google the name of the form and see for yourself. 

As far as I know, they don’t ask you “Hey Bill how many blow jobs have you A: Received B: Given C: Enjoyed?  D. Caused the other person to be aroused while she was just sucking way.? But I’m sure that question will soon be coming. Pun intended. 

Remember the OPM fiasco/scandal/disgrace when millions and millions of government employee files got hacked? A good bit of that was SF86-related info

Anyway, back to Jared.  The Newsweek article linked to in the first full paragraph above documents that poor little old Jared had to amend his SF86 at least 3 times but he just kept fucking forgetting to put in his work being on the board of his parents’ foundation which among many other wonderful things gives lots of money to Israeli outfits and to illegal Israeli settlements. That in and of itself would disqualify him from getting an entry level intelligence job at places like DIA, CIA etc. No fucking way could that happen. 

Yet Jared has had a temporary clearance for highly classified information for almost a year now despite this obvious trickery.  But it gets worse, with Zionism it always does. 

Let me digress for a second. There are 13 adjudicative guidelines that come into play when you fill out the SF 86. The first three of which are allegiance to the United States, foreign influence and foreign preference. Wonder how Jared stands in these 3 categories?

Another digression.  After a person fills out the SF86 they will have a security interview of every item on the form with an investigator who could be a government employee or a contractor, could be cleared or uncleared.  This is to make sure the applicant hasn’t forgotten to note things such as 100 significant foreign contacts or funneling money to illegal Israeli settlements and the like. The investigators take extensive notes. Funny how Jared kept forgetting things. 

It’s not just his inability to put his high-level position with the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation on his SF 86 on multiple occasions.  As Newsweek points out, he left out tons of other shit too. 

This updated Newsweek article opens with the following:

(Note to Shas Party members, all red highlighting below is by today’s guest editor, Hasan Rouhani.)

“Jared Kushner is a security risk embedded in the West Wing since he still hasn’t passed a comprehensive background investigation required of anyone seeking a permanent security clearance—and no one will question the president’s decision to put his son-in-law in a crucial government role, experts and officials told Newsweek.”

Turns out Jared managed to leave out 100 foreign contacts. This does not mean that he only had 100, he probably has more, but somehow 100 managed to elude his grasp. Repeatedly. I wonder how many of them are linked to Israel? 

The same article notes that he has also had to redo his financial disclosure forms more than once.

Among his (many) financial projects is this one and I just love the street address. 666 Fifth Avenue. So fucking appropriate. Surely there is a message in there somewhere? Maybe Hashem has a sense of humor?

“Kushner maintains a stake in several businesses and properties with international ties, including a 41-story office building at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City, on which his family business, Kushner Cos., reportedly owes hundreds of millions. To raise funds, the company has sought foreign investment from China, Saudi Arabia, France, Israel and Qatar.”

By the way, the hundreds of millions the Kushner family owes for 666 have to be paid off by February of 2019, as this article notes:

“It was 2006—the height of the real-estate market boom—when Kushner Cos. agreed to buy 666 Fifth Avenue for $1.8 billion, then a record for a Manhattan building. All of it was borrowed except for $50 million. The company still holds half of a $1.2 billion mortgage, on which it hasn’t paid a cent. The full amount is due in February 2019.” 

The building as is cannot be sustained financially so one plan to is take it down and build a brand new modern as hell monstrosity and even that plan most likely won’t pay off for a long time if ever. So American firms don ’t want to invest in the plan. The article says that the Kushners are going to have to rely on foreign financing. 

Now an average job applicant for an Intel Community (IC) job at say CIA who owns a pay toilet in a Muslim country will have the investigators all over his or her ass raving about how this person could be influenced by them thar Moooooselims. But Kushner just needs hundreds of millions of dollars from foreigners. No way this could ever influence anything now could it?  Kushner is such a trustworthy person, now isn’t he?

Does this sound like the pressure must be on?

“The mortgage will become even more of a burden after a scheduled jump in interest rates in December. Under some dire circumstances, guarantees in the refinancing agreement could even give lenders the ability to go after the family’s other assets—many of which are also underpinned by debt.”

What could go wrong?

To be fair the article does present some mitigating evidence which it then takes apart. 

And I can’t help but quote this juicy tidbit: 

“A kingmaker in New Jersey Democratic politics, Kushner [Jared Kushner’s father] had been out of prison just three months for making illegal campaign contributions and, in a bizarre episode that the tabloids couldn’t get enough of, hiring a prostitute to entrap his brother-in-law.”

Anyway, a while back Kushner and company tried to raise money from foreign interests to finance their 666 addiction. For example:

“One early stop on the Kushners’ tour: Israel. Familiar with the country from their involvement in Jewish business ventures and philanthropy, they were able to partner with companies including Harel Insurance, Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim BM on various New York properties. But none invested in 666 Fifth.”

And appeals were made elsewhere as noted above. No one  wanted to touch it. 

“Joseph Kaplan, founding principal attorney at Passman & Kaplan, P.C., told Newsweek. “If he was anybody else, his security clearance would have already been denied.”

But he is Jared Kushner and he is not applying for some entry or mid-level intel job that requires a high level security clearance, he already HAS one of the highest level intel jobs in the country and is clearly acting in the interests of at least one foreign country, Israel: a country he is hoping will bail his and his family’s asses out of their stupid investment in 666. 

He right now has access to what is known as SCI information – Special Compartmented Information. In many places such access does not only require a background investigation, it also requires passing at the very least a counterintelligence polygraph examination.  No doubt lots of the material that ends up in the President’s Daily Brief is the result of mid-level intel analysts who had to not only pass the background investigation but also had to pass the counterintelligence polygraph and by the way they have to get reinvestigated and polygraphed a number of times over their careers, folks like Ray McGovern and Phil Giraldi, real Americans who put America first. Kushner and others in the White House won’t ever have to take a polygraph at all yet Kushner is a far bigger intelligence target than some analyst (who actually knows something about the Middle East) in a huge bureaucracy ever could be. 

So there sits creepy looking Jared like a big fucking fish in a bowl and foreign entities all have their bows and arrows out for him. And he is in that bowl because Trump put him there. 

The conventional wisdom is that Trump can’t get rid of this obvious Israeli asset because of Trump’s daughter. But this guy has to go. Mueller needs to do his job. 

2. Why the fuck would anyone listen to Ben Shapiro? Nice catch Ms. Khalek. (It must suck to read this guy’s twitter feed, glad she’s doing it for us.)

 

3. Okay it’s video time. Let’s talk about foreign agents.

 

Israel’s New Ambassador to Israel Talking About Israel

 

1. What do the following people all have in common (besides being consummately evil)?

President Trump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Defense Secretary James Mattis

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

National Security Advisor HR McMaster

Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert

CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates

NSA Director Mike Rogers

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn

Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell

Senior Advisor Stephen Miller

All of these people have visited Israel since Israel’s newest ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, took on the job of representing Israeli interests in Israel back in May of this year. All are senior members of the Trump administration. Friedman is quite proud of this accomplishment. 

Earlier this month, Friedman spoke to the Zionist Organization of America, a gathering that was just crawling with traitors and assholes. More on that, maybe, in a later post. 

Talking at the ZOA gala in New York, Friedman went into a pro-Israel porn rant that would make anyone outside of the Shas party with shit for brains seriously question where his loyalties lie. He makes the former Israeli ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, look like a member of Hizbullah’s Central Committee.

Note to Shas Party members, all red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor Mulaykah al-Amrikiyyah. She and Haifa have agreed to trade off on being guest editor.  No fears, Hasan will be back soon too. 

Did you know that: “No loyal American need ever apologize for loving Israel and urging our Government to support it. Support for Israel is a quintessential American value.”

This Zionist Bullshit was immediately followed with: “And so having the mandate from the President to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel is simply the opportunity of a lifetime, and a day does not go by where I do not thank God and seek his guidance regarding this extraordinary mission.”

So his mandate is not to represent the US but to instead have the US become even more servile to its Israeli masters.  Sure is nice that he seeks God’s guidance in his mission. Foreign policy really should be based on faith in an invisible man who talks to (some) people?

But it gets much, much, oh so much fucking worse. With Zionism it always does. 

Did you know that a US president must be loyal to Israel and that doing things Israel doesn’t like is “betrayal”.  Yes, the US somehow managed not to veto UN resolution 2334 which, among other things, tells the Israelis to stop fucking around in East Jerusalem. Friedman focused on the Western Wall in Jerusalem (which might actually be part of a trash dump, and may very well not be the wall Friedman thinks it is, but I digress), because it is illegally occupied territory according to the wording of the text, which is exactly what it is. Not vetoing this resolution is, according to Friedman “. . .perhaps the greatest betrayal of Israel by a sitting president in American history. . .”

That’s right, the Oval Office has to be loyal to a foreign power and it ain’t Russia.

Fortunately now that Trump is in the White House, everything is kosher again. After false framing the UNESCO fiasco and praising fellow (fellowette?) Israel-firster Nickki Haley, Friedman tosses out this gem:

“In May of this year there were two firsts that you may have noticed. Early that month I had the privilege to MC the very first Yom Haatzmaut celebration in the White House, hosted by VP Mike Pence. Later that month, and far more striking, President Trump became the first sitting president to visit the Kotel Hamaaravi – the Western Wall, a visit that resonated throughout the Middle East. I should also note that just a day before that visit, I was the first US Ambassador in history to attend a celebration for Yom Yerushalayim. I think we’re making progress.”

Yom Ha’atzmaut is Israeli independence day. Yom Yerushalayim is Jerusalem Day a day celebrating the reunification the complete theft of  the entire city of Jerusalem.  Crazy bigoted nut case Israelis like to use that day to run all over Arab parts of the city and harass the shit out of the Palestinians.

This year, Israeli media tended to portray the harassment and terrorizing of Palestinian residents by settlers celebrating Jerusalem Day as isolated incidents, but the fact is the entire day and its festivities are designed to disrupt and undermine Palestinian life in the city.”

So they had another huge  annual hate fest and for the first time the US ambassador (and I use that term losely) attended an event associated with it.  Even a Shas Party member can see what is wrong with this. 

But let’s get back to celebrating Israeli Independence in the White House.  The event was hosted by the utterly completely zionized Mike Pence, who btw, the Democrats want to have replace Trump.  Also BTW, he is coming to Israel soon for Hanukah, but I digress. Here are some of Pence’s comments as recounted by an extremist who attended this desecration. Emphasis in bold is by the author this piece.

“And so today we celebrate and we marvel at all that Israel and her people have accomplished…Israel is an eternal testament to the undying fortitude of the Jewish people, to the unfathomable power of human freedom, and to the unending faithfulness of God.  Indeed, though Israel was built by human hands, it’s impossible not to sense that just beneath their history lies the hand of heaven (emphasis by original author).  For as God tells us in his word, speaking to his people so long ago, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I have had to read, for a variety of reasons, a hell of a lot of stuff in Arabic done by extremist types and this is exactly how they sound – which should really not be a surprise to anyone. Judaism blended with Zionism is pretty similar to Islam blended with Wahhabism. No wonder Israel and Saudi Arabia understand each other so well. 

Pence also said:

And under President Donald Trump, let me assure you of this — if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this:  America stands with Israel.  (Applause.)  President Trump stands with Israel for the same reason that every freedom-loving American stands with Israel — because her cause is our cause.  Her values are our values.  And her fight is our fight.

He should have added: “And her wars are our wars.” But he didn’t because he didn’t have to. 

He drones on:

You know, I’ve seen firsthand the President’s deep affection for Israel and all who cherish her, and so has the world.  Just last week, President Trump stood with Holocaust survivors during the National Days of Remembrance.  And he declared, “I will always stand with the Jewish people, and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel.”

And here comes the Christian Zionism:

For my part, my Christian faith compels me to cherish Israel as well as our deep alliance and historical ties.  The songs of the land of the people of Israel were the anthems of my youth when I was growing up.  You know, my wife and I had the privilege of visiting Israel in 2004 and 2008, and we fulfilled a lifelong dream to bring all of our children to the Holy Land in December of 2014.  It was a joy — inexpressible.  

It just gets worse and worse as you read on. With Zionism it always does.

Let’s also get back to the Jerusalem Day hate fest:

Sure am glad the US – did I mention that I use this term loosely – ambassador was proud to be part of the day’s events. In fact, he attended a function that day that was organized by “senior level” people in the right-wing settler movement. The worst of the worst.  Huckabee was there too. Jesus Christ.

The flag parade at the end of day is a big part of the whole racist exercise.

“The “Jerusalem Day Flag Parade” has long been an annual excuse for Jewish dominionists – those who seek to transform Israel from a democratic ethnocracy into a theocratic ethnocracy – to treat the Palestinians of Jerusalem as they generally treat Palestinians in the rest of the occupied West Bank. That is to say, as detested temporary guests whose eventual planned expulsion is openly discussed.”

“As in the past, the march ended at the Western Wall plaza – created by Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem’s ancient Moroccan Quarter in the first days of the occupation – where Bennett and other Israeli leaders heaped praise on guest of honor, US businessman Simon Falic.” 

The Falic’s family name should be spelled differently. I will never buy duty free again. Imagine using a charity as a front for Israel, I mean who would think of that? 🙂 Netanyahoo gets most of his campaign money from the Falics and a couple of other families residing in the US. 

So I guess it is fitting that Simon Falic is the guest of honor at the end of the most racist part of a racist day. 

Coming back to the end of Friedman’s speech, we are treated with even more gems:

“So you don’t have every senior member of the administration travelling 6000 miles to a tiny state if it’s not a critical ally. The proof is incontrovertible.”

“I have been committed to the safety, security and prosperity of the State of Israel all of my adult life. President Trump was well aware of that commitment when he formally nominated me – on the day of his inauguration, the earliest possible date. He did all he could to ensure that I was the first bilateral ambassador confirmed by the Senate. And I was.”

“The PM of Israel and I both agree that we have turned a page on the relationship between Israel and the US. It is a change decidedly for the better. Please join with me in the years to come as we continue to strengthen and enhance the unbreakable bonds between these two great nations.”

2. Speaking of questionable charities – take a look at the Kars4kids scandal. It is cars for Jewish kids – they just hide it from you in their commercials. It is based in that great bastion of well – greatness, Lakewood, New Jersey. 

Most of Kars4kids money goes to a sister organization called Oorah and Oorah gets most of its money from Kars4kids.

“Oorah also offers scholarships to those desiring to spend a gap year abroad in Israel.”

3. It’s video time. Boy do I have some treats for you all today. Note to Shas Party members, it’s okay if you just want to skip to the Lee Camp video at the bottom of the page. 

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46 seconds of John Oliver who seems to be on to the KarsforKids scandal. 

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Shows that they have been misleading donors for years.

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Here’s a short video (under 40 seconds) by USA Today on the joys of having Friedman as Ambassador.
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And here is Lee Camp (warning, he gets a bit raunchy) with a nice two minute rant. You can why he didn’t get the job in place of Friedman. But if I ever become president he will. Oh, and I have Caitlin Johnstone to thank for turning me on to Camp’s “Redacted Tonight” show on RT.

Dining in the Swamp

(Not where they went, but somehow the photo seems appropriate.)

(Update: It does indeed look like Haifa had to do some serious editing.)

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-10-26/trump-coy-on-whats-coming-out-on-jfk-assassination

1. Saturday. It was a lovely fall evening in DC, around mid October.  Mantiq and frequent Mantiq al-Tayr guest editor Haifa Wehbe both had something to celebrate that evening so the two sallied forth for an evening at a fancy DC establishment with a few friends who sometimes rely on their advice about things Middle Eastern – but more often than not, don’t. 

Btw, Mantiq and all of the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr are thrilled that Lebanon somehow isn’t on Trump’s stupid fucking banned list. We had previously advised Trump that if he really wanted to use the list to protect the US he should at least add Israel to it. Somehow that suggestion got rejected. But we digress. 

No sooner was the group seated than they all ordered suitable refreshments. Casual observers would be forgiven if they thought that this group kept consuming these as if they had all just come out of a one hour steam bath. After a few drinks and a fair amount of food, none of which was Israeli hummus, the conversation turned serious.

Trump:  Those assholes at CIA have been trying to deep six my presidency since before the election. I want to get back at them and really fuck them up. I have fucking had it. (He then grabs Conway, but just for a second.)

Bannon: Why don’t you have them release the J (interrupted by Pompeo)

Pompeo: I have it under control. No worries. 

Mattis:  Let McMaster and me work on it, we have some ideas.

McMaster:  I agree.  I’m thinking we should cut their operations budget like 10% as a warning.  If they get out of line, we’ll arrange for some accidents in the field. 

Trump:  I like that. 

Mantiq: I do too. 

Haifa: How about 20%?

Bannon: Order the release of the JF (interrupted by Miller)

Miller: Why not leak the torture report in full to our friends at the Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post?

Trump: No. Torture is not the problem and Americans don’t care about torture, thanks in large part to our friends at the Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post. 

Haifa:  He has a point there. 

Mattis:  We could make it look like the CIA was behind the Las Vegas shootings. 

Pompeo:  Shit, then why the hell did we make Campos go underground and tell the Nishamura asshole that if he spoke again we’d kill him?  Of course even a Shas party member could guess we did it, so I guess it doesn’t really matter. 

(Haifa’s reaction was to have the most expressive WTF face Mantiq had ever seen.)

Conway: We should release the CIA papers on the Bowling Green massacre.

(Haifa’s reaction was to have the most expressive WTF face Mantiq had ever seen, again.)

Mattis: (Talking to himself: Just kill me now.)

Bannon:  Jesus Fucking Christ, just order the release of the Ken (interrupted by McMaster)

McMaster: Let’s have the NSA release their conversations about what their deep state fucks were doing at Comet on Connecticut Ave. 

Trump: Now you are talking. 

Bannon: That’s bullshit and besides they normally eat at Bucks anyway. Just fucking release the assassin (interrupted by Conway). 

Conway: Why don’t we make it look like the CIA is behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program?

Haifa: But Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program you stupid bitch. 

Mattis: Has anyone here ever read “A Mosque in Munich?”

(Mantiq and Haifa smile nervously at each other.)

Miller: It’s too subtle and really beside the point.  Look Mike, why don’t you take a job here in the White House and let’s put my buddy Dick Spence in charge at CIA?  That should pretty much fuck them up completely.  We’ve got so much dirt from Comet on those a-holes on the senate Intel committee that I think we can get senate approval. 

Trump:  He was my first choice anyway. 

Bannon: Everybody SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LISTEN TO ME!!!!  Release the Kennedy papers, the Kennedy papers, they fucking killed Kennedy. What the fuck is the matter with you people?

Pompeo: Steve, you ignorant slut. The papers prove that Israel did it. 

(Note to Shas Party members, that’s one reason Haifa and Mantiq had suggested Trump add Israel to the ban, but we digress.)

Trump: Oh, shit. Never mind. 

Bannon: Haifa is a good editor. . .

Haifa and Mantiq quickly got the check and paid the bill for the whole party. Trump ordered a limo through Uber and once they were all inside the two bid them farewell and walked off into the cool night autumn air in the direction of a good DC shisha bar. 

When they arrived their good buddy (and also an occasional Mantiq al-Tayr guest editor) Hasan was there. Nothing like great shisha, great friends and discussing the true meanings of iman and hubb.

(The tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr who composed the piece wish to thank occasional guest editor Mulaykah Al-Alamaniyya for coming up with the title they used.)

2. Okay, it’s video time. Haifa makes us forget (for a while) how utterly fucked up everything is.  Thank you. 

Telling The Goyim How To Talk About Israel

“But one must be at least a Jew to tell the goyim how they may or may not talk about Israel.”

Bret Stevens

That’s pretty much what the whole Plame/Giraldi brouhaha is all about.

1. Bret Stephens is in such a tizzy it is actually almost enjoyable. Going after Plame and Giraldi this week he attacks damn near everyone else too that he has a problem with. He has problems with an awful lot of people. 

“I believe the thesis of “The Israel Lobby,” the 2007 book by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, is a sound one. The idea that a small group of (largely) Jewish-Americans manipulates Congress, the media and other levers of power and influence for the benefit of a malign Jewish state has no connection to previous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories alleging the same thing.”

Of course he does not believe this, he is implying, if not outright saying, that Walt and Mearsheimer are anti-Semites for documenting the obvious. I remember well being told by one of my US senators to my face that the power of the Israeli lobby in Congress is overwhelming, but I digress. 

“I believe Valerie Plame, the former C.I.A. operative and fading liberal celebrity, when she says she missed the anti-Semitic “undercurrents” in an article she called “provocative, but thoughtful.” I believe her when she says she “zeroed in on the neocon criticism” but missed the article’s more prejudicial elements.”

Yes, and we here at Mantiq al-Tayr believe that neocon zionists want what’s best for America and the world. 

“The article was titled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars.” It uses variants of the word “Jew” 22 times. The word “neocons” appears only twice. I believe Plame is telling the truth when she says the subtlety was lost on her.”

2. Back in April of 2003 – don’t you miss the good old days when wars for Israel were still fresh? But I digress. Anyway, as I was saying, back in April of 2003 Haaretz published an article entitled “White Man’s Burden.” The article opens with the following sentence.

“The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history.” 

Okay, I can hear you all saying “Mantiq, wtf does this mean?” 

It means, ladies and gentlemen, that Phil Giraldi had to be fired from The American Conservative and demonized by exactly the same people he named in his now famous article entitled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars.”  In the article he gets very specific and of course does not say that all Jews do this. He goes after the neocon cockroaches that infest the corridors of power in the US and who put Israel’s interests ahead of those of the US as casually as Trump talks trash about women. 

The uproar this is causing is, well, informative. 

He had the audacity to say that these neocons are usually Jews and that such people should recuse themselves from, among other things, getting the US into all sorts of shitty wars that do not benefit the United States. For his efforts he has been vilified by exactly the same people he was calling out. What a surprise.  The American Conservative should be ashamed. 

It’s really too bad Phil doesn’t have a book out right now, because he has gotten so much negative publicity that he’d probably make the Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post best seller list. But once again, I digress.

Here’s one of the really awful things he noted:

“One might also add that neocons as a group were founded by Jews and are largely Jewish, hence their universal attachment to the state of Israel. They first rose into prominence when they obtained a number of national security positions during the Reagan Administration and their ascendancy was completed when they staffed senior positions in the Pentagon and White House under George W. Bush. Recall for a moment Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, and Scooter Libby. Yes, all Jewish and all conduits for the false information that led to a war that has spread and effectively destroyed much of the Middle East. Except for Israel, of course. Philip Zelikow, also Jewish, in a moment of candor, admitted that the Iraq War, in his opinion, was fought for Israel.”

Let me digress for a moment. You might recall that Zelikow was executive director of the commission that looked into 9/11.

And it might even be true that when Zelikow was made executive director of that commission no one knew that he had been:

(Note to Shas Party members,  all red highlighting is by today’s guest editor, Mulaykah al-Alamaniyya.)

the author of a very important document issued by the White House in September 2002 that really turned military doctrine on it’s head and said that the United States could become involved in preemptive war, preemptive defense. That we could attack a nation that didn’t pose an immediate military threat to this country. And obviously in September of 2002 it sure appeared that that document was being written with one target in mind: Iraq.”

Isn’t that pretty fucking interesting? All the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr thought so too. 

Let me summarize this for all the brain-dead Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post readers.  The very guy who said out loud that the Iraq war was fought for Israel is the guy who drafted a White House document justifying preemptive war and of which Iraq was the target. 

But it gets worse, with Zionism it always does. 

End of digression.

One of the Israeli PR specialists Giraldi named was Bret Stephens whose pro-Israel resume is longer than long dong silver’s (fake) dong. 

Among Stephen’s accomplishments was heading the Jerusalem Post back in 2002. As this largely fawning article notes:

“He began his career at The Wall Street Journal, but moved to Israel at age 28 to become editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post in 2002 during a tumultuous time. He led the Post through the worst years of the second intifada, pointed it in a neoconservative direction . . .”

This article points out that he left that position to come to back to the US in order to advocate for Israel. 

“One of the reasons I left The Wall Street Journal for the Post was because I felt the Western media was getting the story wrong,” Stephens said. “I do not think Israel is the aggressor here. Insofar as getting the story right helps Israel, I guess you could say I’m trying to help Israel.”

So that’s his job – advocating for Israel. Keep that in mind whenever you read him or even worse, hear him. 

Also, keep this in mind: for Stephens, anti-Zionism and anti-semitism are synonyms

as he says here:

Stephens: We should remember that anti-Semitism is a mutating virus that changes forms to suit the times. The hatred of Jews based on religious reasons became anti-Semitism based on racial reasons, which in our day has become anti-Zionism based on national reasons. But each of them are expressions of the same hatred.

This is complete, total, unadulterated, Zionist Bullshit and it is designed to prevent Americans from understanding a key ingredient regarding “Why America acts so goddamn crazy.” If you happen to notice what the fuck is going on and point it out to others, you are subject to attacks which among other things point to the accuracy of your thesis. 

Do you want war with Iran? Giraldi doesn’t either and he is aware that the US war machine isn’t just composed of neocons in government and the media, though he does not list all of the culprits here. 

“To be sure, the urging to strike Iran comes from many quarters, to include generals in the Administration who always think first in terms of settling problems through force, from a Saudi government obsessed with fear over Iranian hegemony, and, of course, from Israel itself.”

He then writes:

“But what makes the war engine run is provided by American Jews who have taken upon themselves the onerous task of starting a war with a country that does not conceivably threaten the United States. They have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.”

Stephens likes the idea of bombing Iran. And I guess to prove his point that it isn’t just neocon Jews who push for this, he did he did a masterful job convincing a bunch of  zionist Christian morons to work to undermine the nuclear deal with Iran, a deal which he wanted killed. The outfit is John Hagee’s “Christians United For Israel” and Stephens spoke candidly with them as he most likely didn’t think his comments would see the light of day. However, Glenn Greeenwald published the entire content of Stephens conference call with CUFI which I just realized is IFUC spelled backwards. 

The single most amazing thing about Stephens’ discussion with the CUFI folks was the utter obsequiousness of the CUFI board members when they spoke to Stephens and his awareness that he was in complete control. He was telling the goyim what Israel wanted them to think about Iran and they just sucked it up. It’s worth listening to for that reason alone. 

As Greenwald notes in the article – and he is speaking strictly about neocons:

They want to keep Iran isolated and demonized and ultimately to depose its leadership through war or other means of aggression. They hate the Iran deal precisely because it’s likely to avert that aggression and normalize the world’s relations with that country, making the war they’ve long craved much less likely.”

Amen, brother, Amen.

3. I’ll close with this:

Eli Clifton wrote this report about Bret Stephens speaking at a Tikvah Fund gathering, Stephens had this to say about many of his fellow Jews:

Thank God I was born a Jew because otherwise I’d be a raging anti-Semite… [be]cause I tear my hair out all the time at my fellow Jews. But rare is it in history that we’ve been blessed to live in a country where we can say anything we want and actually get away with it. And it is a scandal, it seems to me, if we fail to live up to the promise of our American citizenship to do all we can to assure the survival of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.

Clifton’s comments on the above comment are worth taking a look at. 

4. Okay it’s video time.  This one remains one of my all time favorites. 

 

 

 

False Flaggots

1. After taking a huge break from even occasional blogging I come back to see that nothing has really changed. The zionist industrial complex (ZIO) has most Americans on one side or another of a host of stupid issues, perhaps the stupidest is the issue about a flag. Really? Any American who thinks that the issue is about Trump versus Kaepernick and worshipping a towel very likely made in China is at best an unwitting participant in an absolutely zionist bullshit issue (ZBI).  This is a hoax people, wake the fuck up.

I suggest that the NFL and Trump – and many of the NFL owners support this guy – try an experiment. Instead of having the national anthem played while the American flag is flying right before every meaningless football game to instead have the band play Ha-Tikvah and have the Israeli flag flying instead. (And then have a bunch of American-made Israeli F-16s, fly over the stadium and drop a bomb on some Palestinian children.) Then let the games begin.

Let’s see who says what then. I wonder what the Vegas odds (does it bother you that a town entirely based on crime plays such a huge roll in your sports entertainment? No, I didn’t think so, but I digress) – say an over and under – would be for the number of Hillary people who would protest in the US? You get one guess, Shas party members get two.

Now,  now, I can hear you all saying “But Mantiq, don’t you think that is really over the top? We know you like to exaggerate for effect, but good fucking grief Mantiq, do really think that the Israeli planes would drop only one bomb on those Palestinian children? You’ve got to be kidding. In fact, it would be even cooler if you added some Lebanese kids to the mix.”

Okay, well you have a point. I just don’t want to get Giraldi-ed. But yeah, you are probably right. More on the Giraldi issue in an upcoming post.

2. Why the fuck do you think that the anthem is played before sports events and why do so many children have to say the pledge of allegiance every day in school? They are turning you into flag-worshippers, flaggots,  to keep your asses enthralled with the ZIO and only talking about utterly meaningless issues while you and your children are victimized by these assholes.  Let me tell you where the anthem is not played all the time and where the pledge of allegiance is not said every day – in fact damn near never. Do you think the folks in the intelligence community – those 16 or more outfits usually with three letters attached – recite the fucking pledge every day? Hell no. And I mean hell no. Do you think they play the national anthem all the time – except on certain occasions like when they reward personnel for whatever management has misunderstood about what they were actually doing in their jobs. Otherwise, fucking forget it.

But Johnny has to say the pledge in school every day even though they can’t legally make him do it. And when you take him to a pro football game or a baseball game you both get to stand up for the anthem and if you don’t, then you are some sort of son of a bitch. The guy behind you will insult you,  you will turn around and punch him in the face, he’ll put out a knife, you will pull out your licensed concealed handgun and blow him away, and neither Trump nor Hillary will give a fucking shit about you or him. They never have and they never will.

3. الحب. Love. All of the male tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr have become the Majnun to the Layla of the blogosphere. The gorgeous, brilliant, witty, sarcastic scribe from the land of Oz, Caitlin Johnstone. At once exotic yet familiar, so far away, yet so near to their hearts. Humble and charming to the woke, a thunder clasp to those who are asleep, she fears not any critic. She’s also funny as hell sometimes.

And damn she is distracting the hell out of them. I can’t get them to read anyone else. I’m getting no fucking help with my research anymore, so I tasked them with collecting some excerpts from her blogs for this post. Suddenly I got some cooperation.

So here are a few excerpts from recent posts along with the links. Note to Shas party members, there is no need for red highlighting here as all of them should be savored – in fact they should be read aloud in coffee-shops around the world.

Enjoy.

“It baffles me how some people can continue to say that Donald Trump is politically inept and doesn’t understand how Washington works. He crushed both the Bush and Clinton dynasties on his path to election, he’s got a significant and heavily-armed support base willing to literally fight and die for him if he’s ever impeached, and his ability to use wedge issues to manipulate support puts even David Brock to shame. His political bullshitting IQ is off the charts. He was born for this.”

(The above are the opening lines of her take on the flag issue.)

“Fourth, the notion that “the free world is counting” on the US for leadership is moronic flag-waving, chest-pounding bullshit.”

“The Real Reason Hillary Can’t Just Shut The Fuck Up And Go Away”

(such a great title for a post)

“I’ve hyperlinked the aforementioned names to their respective Twitter accounts in the preceding paragraph for you. You’ll see them babbling about Russia, DACA, “Teflon Don” whatever the fuck that is, but you won’t see anything about the Senate’s vote to leave unbridled military force authorization in the hands of a president they assure us is a traitor, a madman, and a barely-closeted Nazi.”

“If you oppose the expansionism of the US war machine (and I insist that you’ve got no right to call yourself part of the left unless you do), then establishment Democrats are not your friends. Their whole McResistance is a farce designed to herd Democrats back into the stables of the neoliberal neoconservative one-party system, not to oppose Trump.”

“Don’t do this, please. This is bad thinking and bad behavior. US foreign policy isn’t made less evil by your pointing out the fact that Kim Jong Un is not Mahatma Gandhi. We already know he isn’t (he has a completely different arrangement of letters in his name), and nobody benefits from your interrupting the dialogue with this obvious fact while the grownups are talking.

“The US war machine lies constantly. The US war machine kills people to advance the agendas of war profiteers, oligarchs and neoconservative ideologues. None of the statements I just made are disputable, and none of them are nullified by the fact that there are other bad people who may also be doing bad things.”

“The idea, I guess, is to try and blame Trump’s opportunistic tweets about the DNC election results for the anger that progressives have been expressing over being used as toilet paper by the Democratic establishment again and again and again.”

“Besides the fact that she (Hillary) keeps making an absolute ass of herself whenever she rears her plastic head, more revelations have come to light since the election which prove that those of us who fought her tooth and claw were absolutely right to do so. Here are three of them.”

“For all of Trump’s idiocy both foreign and domestic, he has been vastly more restrained in Syria than Clinton promised to be. Even as recently as April she was still saying that Trump needed to destroy the very air force that Syria is using to defeat ISIS, Al Nusra and the other violent jihadist factions who oppose the nation’s only legitimate government.”

4. I found this one on my own. Oh my Layla. 

I pass by these walls, the walls of Layla
And I kiss this wall and that wall
It’s not Love of the walls that has enraptured my heart
But of the One who dwells within them

5 . Okay, it’s video time. 

US Knesset Member Cardin being given a tough time. This is almost as good as watching Sadie belly dance. 

 

Sadie. I bet you people will just skip to here.  🙂

The USS LIBERTY: 50 Years of Treason and Lies

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June 7th, 2017 – I am reposting this piece because the 50th anniversary of Israel’s assault on the USS LIBERTY is tomorrow. I’ve updated the title – again – to reflect the number of years gone by.

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Republishing this one 3 years later.  Now it is 49 years of treason and lies, so I changed the headline.  The rest of the post from 2013 is below.

1. It’s hard to believe that it has been 46 years since I first heard the news that the USS LIBERTY had been attacked. 46 years. 46 years of treason and lies.

And look where we are now after all those years. A shell of a country. At least one in six Americans lives at or below the poverty line. But we have more wars than ever and no end in sight.

None.

The image of that piece of shit, John McCain, snuggling up to terrorists in Syria this past week says it all. He and the entire government care much more about terrorists in Syria than about you. Much more. But I digress.

This post is about the USS LIBERTY.

I have restored a number of my previous commemorative posts about the LIBERTY and you can find them on the left side of this page under “Recent Entries”. I also link to them hereherehere and here. Lots of  information in there if you are new to the issue.

I want to call your attention to a remarkable story I heard the other day narrated by Ray McGovern. You can hear McGovern tell that story by clicking here and going to the 16:28 mark of the interview Ray did with Scott Horton. A great USS LIBERTY story, wish I had been at the scene Ray describes when it happened. Ray also puts the LIBERTY massacre in proper context.

I also want to take a moment to talk about the Captain of the LIBERTY, William Loren McGonagle.

He was the son of a share cropper, a man who earned everything he got. A man who after performing acts of quiet heroism having watched many of his men blown to bits, others die slowly and horribly while help did not arrive, and almost all of the rest of his men wounded – including himself – after all this, he sat down in Malta and wrote to the families of each and every man onboard his ship who was murdered on June 8th, 1967 by Israel.  A leader who actually cared about his men. He stood out then, but after 46 years of treason and lies – and of useless, stupid and evil wars – he stands out even more.

McGonagle did not cozy up to terrorists, he fought them. And he won.

Of course, the US government then, as now, was ashamed of Captain McGonagle. Cowering before its master, the government didn’t want anything to do with a hero who guided his broken, battered and bloodied ship to safety using the North Star.

When he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in the face of an implacable enemy the US government was afraid to have him come in the front door to accept the award. Instead he was smuggled in through the back door, as if his open presence would shame the sterling reputations of those who had actually contemplated letting his ship sink forever into the Mediterranean.

The back door of the White House? Nope. Normally the medal is presented at the White House, but this time it was presented in the dump known as the Naval Yard. Quite the insult.  Oh, and the President usually is the one who gives the award. Not this time. Linden Baines Johnson was too fucking busy – really he was just too fucking ashamed.

But this wasn’t to be the only time that the President of the United States would in-person snub the USS LIBERTY.  Turns out that George Herbert Walker Bush was too fucking busy too.

Yes, former CIA director, oil company executive, possible JFK conspirator and the architect of the slaughter of God only knows how many Iraqis somehow granted an audience to Captain McGonagle and some of the crew members.

Phil Tourney was there and recounts what happened after close to 50 members of the LIBERTY crew had waited at the White House for over two hours.

“Finally we saw the presidential limousine pull up to the White House. Bush had been at a parade of veterans returning from the First Gulf War which was why he had been late. As the limousine drove by, he waved at us through an open window.

“Our spirits were a mile high. We were on cloud nine and in seventh heaven. This was it, we were sure – or at least our stomachs were, because they were a flurry of butterflies.

“Shortly afterwards, the door from the White House leading out to the Rose-Garden opened and we waited with bated breath for the President to come walking out. Instead, it was Brent Scowcroft, his National Security Advisor and Chief of Staff, John Sununu. both of them were smiling like two cats who had just eat a bowl of mouse soup. . .

“Scowcroft and Sununu, like a duet doing a vaudeville number, informed us the President was “too busy” to meet with us. then, they started “making nice”, shaking our hands, apologizing for the fact that we had been left waiting for two hours – the exact amount of time we were left out there when we were attacked by Israel.

“The disappointment on McGonagle’s face was as unmistakable as if he had been kicked in groin. H was dying inside, we all knew it, although he tried his best to hide it from us. I was sure he would break down in tears, but he did not.”

George Herbert Walker Bush had no problem meeting with sports teams in the White House, but no time for a group of heroes led by a man who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor. It’s not honorable to meet a man who stood up to Israel. It’s a source of shame.

Captain McGonagle was able to hold back the tears on that day, over twenty years after the terrible events of June 8, 1967. Maybe James Scott, the son of one of those heroes, has told us why. Over twenty years earlier:

“Ignatious turned to McGonagle afterward. The secretary of the Navy, against a backdrop of whirring cameras, placed the Medal of Honor around the skipper’s neck. The five-pointed gold star, suspended from a blue ribbon, rested just beneath McGonagle’s chin. The son of a sharecropper-turned-janitor, the man who had guided his ship to safety by the North Star, lowered his head and wept.”

May God bless Captain McGonagle, his men, and all of those who will not forget what LIBERTY is all about.

2. Somehow this video seems appropriate right now.  Shas Party members would never understand.

3. And I want to give credit for the great pic at the top of the page to Skulz.

Act for Israel

 

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1. Rep. Ron DeSantis (Likud, FL) sure does love Israel. He really loves Israel.  This former legal advisor to Seal Team 6 and haunter of the Joint Task Force in GTMO – and lover of GTMO as far as I can tell, but he loves Israel even more – but I am already digressing.

Okay, where was I?

Yes, this lover of Israel and frequent defender of Israel is doing something right now, and I mean literally right fucking now (RFN) that I want to get to. In a minute.

First let me tell you about the letter he wrote to Trump using his own US Israeli Congressional stationary, telling President to be Trump that he had damn fucking well better move the US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. You can read the whole letter here on Desantis’ website. Please do note that DeSantis initiated the letter and then got 101 other Israel-suck ups to sign it. Here is an excerpt: (Note to Shas Party members, red-highlighting is done by today’s guest editor Ron Desantis:)

“During your campaign, you made a forceful pledge to move our American (sic) embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.”

Hmmm. Let me digress. Since when do we pay for government officials to engage in metaphysics talking about the eternalness of anything? And if it is the capital of all Jews, then does DeSantis think that Jews should be loyal to Israel first – as he is even though he is not a Jew?

Anyway, the letter continues:

We write to express support for this policy and to urge you to take swift action to relocate our (sic) embassy to Jerusalem as soon as you take office. 

Israel is one of the United States’ closest allies and stands alone in the Middle East for its commitment to democratic ideals. Moving the embassy will strenghtn the unique alliance between Israel and the United States and send a clear message to the world that we support Israel in recognizing Jerusalem as its eternal capital.

You can read the whole letter here and see if your congressional rep was one of the signatories.

Not long after that letter was written DeSantis brought up the issue again in this really weird press release.

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (Likud-06), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, today convened an Advisory Council for Israel and Middle East Security. Its membership of advisors from Florida and around the country will explore ways to repair U.S.–Israel relations and combat security threats facing Israel and the United States.

“With the pending relocation of our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and the arrival of the Trump administration, we have entered a new era in American-Israeli relations and have a great opportunity to chart a productive course,” DeSantis said. “My subcommittee conducts oversight over embassy issues and I have been active in highlighting the dangers of the BDS movement and the threat posed by militant Islam. I have no doubt that we will have a lot on our plate moving forward, and having an esteemed group of advisors willing to share their keen insights on these issues will be a great help to me. I thank them for their willingness to assist my efforts to support our friend and ally Israel.”

Nice how he got in the phrase “militant Islam” isn’t it. And of course the anti-BDS theme is there  too along with the let’s move the US embassy to Jerusalem verbiage.

And just to make sure we get the point, the document ends with this:

The Advisory Council for Israel and Middle East Security will help develop policies to help facilitate a more productive American posture in the Middle East, which includes moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.

The Adisory Council is a pretty damn long list. Funny how the House’s National Security Subcommittee is in need of an “Advisory Council for Israel and Middle East Security” at all, and second that that council needs to be comprised of only people from Florida with Middle Eastern sounding names. Clearly a bunch of militant Islamists  have taken over the advisory council.

Jason Lyons, Boca Raton, FL, Chairman

Dr. Scot Ackerman, Jacksonville, FL

Richard Brody, Jacksonville, FL

Phil Cohen, Miami, FL

Dr. David Diamond, Orlando, FL

Andy Fiske, Aventura, FL

Stephen Fiske, Aventura, FL

Mark Gerson, New York, NY

Eli Gindi, Brooklyn, FL

Marc Goldman, Boca Raton, FL

Antony Gordon, Los Angeles, CA

Gabriel Groisman, Bal Harbour, FL

Eytan Laor, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Carlyn and Lothar Mayer, Boca Raton, FL

David Robbins, Jacksonville, FL

Phil Rosen, New York, NY

Joey Schottenstein, Columbus, OH

Rabbi Steven Weil, New York, NY

Farley Weiss, Boca Raton, FL

Okay, I can hear you all bitching and moaning “Mantiq, look he has to be this way, he’s in Florida and there you have to be anti-Castro and pro-Israel, though not necessarily in that. order. It’s not like he is advocating that Israel keep the Golan Heights.”

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement of support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position that the Golan Heights will remain under the control of Israel:

“For almost 50 years, Israel has maintained peace in the Golan Heights region and I support Prime Minister Netanyahu’s position that Israel should maintain control. If Israel were to cede the Golan Heights the area would become a magnet for terrorism and would give Israel’s enemies a launching pad from which to wage war against the Jewish state.  U.S. policy should support the Prime Minister’s position and recognize the Golan Heights as a part of Israel.”

Now you won’t find this on his website, or on his twitter feed, but Ronny boy is at this very minute on an official National Security Subcommittee-sponsored trip  to Jerusalem to investigate moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. It’s a short trip, just 24 hours and Desantis and his committee seem to be very quiet about it. But when he gets back he’ll continue to put the pressure on Trump.

Please let him know how much you appreciate his working for Israel. Go here:

https://desantis.house.gov/media-center

and you can look in the upper right hand corner for links to his social media sites.

Interesting enough, Rep.  Dennis Ross (Israel Home, Fl), who is reported to also be going on the trip is said to have denied that he is going according to this Press TV link.

2. Okay it is video time. Watch this unbelievable suck up to Israel. Can there be a bigger whore than this guy? Probably, but he does set the bar pretty high. Please make sure there are no children in the room when you watch this.

ِTime for a make up call.