CVE and the Violent Jewish Extremist Vote

 

Revolution

Screen shot from this interview.

1. ”In fact, most Muslims suspect they were set up only to make Muslims look bad,” Hooper said. ”We just have very deep suspicions. They say such outrageous, irresponsible things that it almost seems like they’re doing it to smear Islam.”

CVE.  Probably most of you have never heard of it.  It stands for “Countering Violent Extremism” but in practice it means “Fucking with Muslims for Money.”  It’s become quite an industry – sort of main stream Islamophobia-light –  and it is filled with more carpetbaggers in and outside of government – many  of them move seamlessly between government jobs and jobs for universities or corporations – per square foot than was Atlanta in 1866. The CVE world is abuzz this week.

Let me ask you something:

What would an organization whose board members include Richard Allen (of Iran-Contra fame), Cofer Black (who somehow managed to fuck up stopping the 9/11 attacks and then did such great work with Blackwater), Edwin Meese III (yes, that Edwin Meese, of Wedtech and also of Iran-Contra fame), Michael Chertoff (the guy who loves to have your genitalia radiated at airports, co-authored the Patriot Act and succeeded Tom Ridge as head of Fatherland Security) and big pro-Israel investor Tom Ridge (and the first head of Fatherland Security) be expected to do?  Well, maybe that’s an unfair question, because there are so many horrible choices they could make and since these guys probably don’t get to  into the weeds anyway.  But still.   Well, that organization has just hired Joseph Leonard Cohen’s partner in crime, Jesse Morton, (pictured above) to join its research staff at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.  Btw, for those who are unaware, Cyber is another big thing in government and the private sector at present.  The feds and the corporations are psycho for cyber these days as they drain your pockets in the name of “Homeland Security.”  If you see “Cyber” in some outfit’s title, beware. But I digress.

Morton is now the darling of the media.  This interview with the CBC is a perfect example.

Ibrahim Cooper’s quote above was about Morton and his nutty “Revolution Muslim” website which appealed to about 12.3 people on the planet but which nonetheless managed to get considerable attention from CNN and of course from CVE specialists while making Muslims look absolutely bat shit crazy. One of those CVE dudes who actually did a study of the website is now Morton’s boss.

Cooper may be wrong regarding what he implied, but good grief.  And now one of these Muslim Revolution guys is at GW, having gone from making Islam look ridiculous from the inside to now financially benefitting off his past while sustaining Islamophobia-light’s obsession with “radicalization.” Now according to this article he won’t be teaching but will be doing “research.”   His page on the Cyber thingy’s website is worth a look at.

More on this stuff at a later date.  Please play around on the Cyber thingy’s website and look at who is there.  There is definitely money to be made if you believe in the religion of radicalization – radicalization which pretty much applies only to Muslims.  Funny how that is.

2. In the meantime, Donald Trump, Islamophobe par excellence, continues to suck up to Israel.  He is fresh from a 25K per plate dinner fund raiser run by an Islamofascist named Saul Fox. According to what is most likely the target of every intelligence agency on the planet, The Intercept:

(Note to Shas party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Haifa Wehbe).

Fox is the donor behind Children of Israel LLC, whose $884,000 in contributions has made it the second-most generous “ghost corporation” in the 2016 cycle. This election has seen a surge in “ghost corporations,” the term used for businesses that appear to exist solely to shield the identity of individuals who want to put money into the U.S. political process.”

Saul loves Israel and he is really into archeology.  Here is his dedication speech for the Archeological Garden of Knesset.  Note the pronouns.

“My family feels extraordinarily fortunate to have been asked by the Israel Antiquities Authority to assist in a small way with the construction of this magnificent archeological garden, truly an un-walled museum, exemplifying the history of the land of Israel, here in the very midst of Jerusalem, our sacred ancient capital and the holiest of cities, affixed to the Knesset the most significant Jewish edifice of our era where we, the children of Israel, having returned from compelled dispersion to liberate and resettle the Promised Land and having reestablished Israel as a nation among the nations, through prodigious and arduous efforts and sacrifice, democratically and righteously govern our own affairs.”

But I digress.

Saul is loaded, he’s hard-core for Israel, considers himself one of the “children of Israel,” created a ghost corporation called Children of Israel, LLC and he is backing Trump – the guy who used to say he didn’t need money from rich Jews.

In the meantime Trump has quite a campaign team in Israel.  It turns out that there are between 200,000 and 300,000 Jewish votes there that he is trying to get and according to this article about 70 per cent of them vote center and right, so they might be helpful in making Trump the next IVPFAA.  And his campaign team seems to be entirely composed of right wingers.

One of them is: “Tzvika Brot, the newly appointed director of the Republican Party campaign team in Israel, is a former journalist with close ties to the right-wing Likud party.”

But of course.  And I love this:

Because many American citizens live in the Jewish settlements, he (Brot) said, the upcoming opening of the Trump campaign office in Ginot Shomron would be an important event. “We will have a special guest there,” he promised. “I can’t say who it will be, but it won’t be Trump.”

Funny how it is that “many American citizens” live in illegal settlements.  I’ve seen these people running around with their machine guns and intimidating the hell out of the local Palestinian population.

Ginot Shomron is in the West Bank.  It is an illegal Israeli settlement.  The Trump campaign is sending someone to an illegal settlement to get Americans who are in violation of international  law to rally behind Trump and to vote for him.  Seems to me that the whole lot of them should be arrested and sent to the ICC where they can compare notes with Hillary, but I digress.

It’s a goddamn shame that GWU Cyber and Homeland Security seems to have no interest in Countering Violent Jewish Extremism.  But Trump and the Republicans (and no doubt Hillary and the Dems) want that violent Jewish extremist vote.

3. Okay, it’s video time.

Let’s start off with Haifa.  It’s in London, wonder if Yasir al-Habib was there.🙂

This second video is worth sitting back and listening to.  Really.    I’ve just come across this person’s youtube videos – he even has one that deals in part with Revolution Muslim and also Adam Gadahn that is worth a listen as well.  In the video below he talks about two assholes who really do need to be counter radicalized.

“Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments”

1. Now that I have your attention, get a load of this.

DoD Officials Did Not Take Appropriate Action When Notified of Potential Travel Card Misuse at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments”

The title above is the title of a very recently released DoD OIG report on how your taxes are being used by people with security clearances working for DoD.

The aforementioned report was issued as a follow to up to this report.  Read the title carefully:

“DoD Cardholders Used Their Government Travel Cards for Personal Use at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments

You can’t make this shit up.  Strippers and gambling.  Well I guess the silver lining is that they weren’t killing Muslims in support of Israel.  Actually, maybe some of them were doing that too in their spare time when they weren’t hanging out with strippers and gamblers. 

Let’s think for a minute: Okay, you are a DoD employee with a security clearance.  You may be an officer in the military or a civilian professional.  The point is you can read and write and you know you don’t misuse your government issued credit card.  Now I can hear you all bitching and moaning “Mantiq, surely $DoD audits the use of these cards in this day and age and it aught to be really easy to spot misuse with all the fancy dancy computers the goverment has bought or built at our expense?”  

Point well taken.  But the fact is that basically nobody really gives a shit.  If you read this report to your child at bedtime she’d have nightmares and could easily be justified in reporting you to Child Protective Services.  

Here’s a couple of nice quotes from the report.  Note the dollar figures: (Note to $has party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Bernie Madoff.)  Please make sure no children are in the room when you read this. 

We issued Report No. DODIG-2015-125, “DoD Cardholders Used Their Government Travel Cards for Personal Use at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments,” May 19, 2015. This report found that from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, DoD cardholders had 4,437 transactions totaling $952,258, where they likely used their travel cards at casinos for personal use and had 900 transactions totaling $96,576 at adult entertainment establishments.

About 100K on strippers and almost a million gambling.  So, and frankly I am rather pleasantly surprised by this, the OIG then followed up on the above report by taking the cases of 30 individuals from that report and seeing what happened to them during the next 12 months.  And guess what, not much.

We determined that DoD management (cardholder’s commander or supervisor) and travel card officials did not take appropriate action when notified by the DoD OIG, during the previous audit, that cardholders had potentially misused their travel card.

In this follow-up audit, we reviewed management’s actions for 30 nonstatistically selected cardholders with the highest dollar amount of high-risk transactions that had been referred to management in the prior audit. During this audit, we found that:

the travel card program remained vulnerable to continued misuse;

DoD management and travel card officials did not perform adequate reviews for the sampled cardholders;

 DoD management did not initiate travel voucher reviews for cardholders with travel card personal use to determine whether there were improper payments; specifically, 22 of 29 cardholders (1 cardholder did not have travel vouchers during the period of review) sought and received reimbursements on 131 vouchers totaling $8,544 that directly reimbursed or indirectly may have reimbursed the cardholder’s personal use of the travel card (see Appendix D for DoD

DoD management did not consistently consider the security implications of improper personal use of the travel card; specifically, only 2 of 30 cardholders (5 cardholders did not have security clearances) were reported to the appropriate adjudicative facility prior to this audit (see Appendix E for D)

Now I highly recommend reading appendix C of the report which is a table showing how the 30 card holders reacted to having been caught in the first audit.  Some of them actually increased their use of the cards for “personal use” after having been reprimanded the first time and little or nothing happened to them.  Hell, here is Appendix C.  

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2. It’s hard not to wonder if any of these DoD folks, presumably many living near or in Washington, DC have gone to Maryland Live Casino, just a stone’s throw away. Sadly, it does not appear that this casino has strippers, but it does have lots of gambling.  And guess what, the money they lose there goes to a guy who is on AIPAC’s board of directors.  So, at least our DoD friends are supporting Israel, that great ally of America.  Turns out that David Cordish, who is“the third generation CEO and Chairman of The Cordish Companies” and which owns and operates Maryland Live Casino according to Wiki, is also on AIPAC’s board of directors.  He also has two brothers who live in Israel. 

Mondoweiss calls Cordish a “prime figure” in the Israeli lobby.  Nice description. I wonder if any of the folks in the OIG’s reports were at that casino?  Just asking.

3. Okay it’s video time. And believe me all the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr had fun selecting an (in)appropriate video for this post.  We think it kind of fits the bill, so to speak. Your bill. 

Former DIA Head Joins Anti-Muslim Hate Group

 

Act for America

(The screen shot above is from ACT For America’s issues page.)

1. Philip Giraldi ended an article the other day with the following: (Note to Shas Party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor Mulaykah al-Almaniyya):

“I regularly talk to a number of former intelligence agency colleagues, many of whom do not like Trump and will not vote for him, but I do not detect much concern over providing him with classified briefings on international developments. Nearly everyone assumes that he is a patriotic American and will protect what is shared with him. The angst over the Trump briefing appears to be contrived, coming mostly from the media and the chattering class. Indeed, I hear much more anger from former colleagues over the Hillary Clinton email scandal because with all her vaunted experience she should and must have known better, and chose to disregard the rules anyway. Many of us believe she ought to be in jail. In any event, both candidates will receive their briefings and one hopes that a better understanding of some developments in the world will prove beneficial to them, possibly making them think twice about some of the ill-advised policies that they have been promoting.”

You can add my name to the list of those who think she should be in jail just for the email scandal alone. 

Giraldi also recently was one of several writers making fun of Michael Morell – an asshole of truly magnificent proportions. 

Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell has written a New York Times op-ed entitled “I Ran the CIA. Now I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton.” Morell’s story begins with the flat assertion that “Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president – keeping our nation safe…Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security.”

We here at Mantiq al-Tayr believe the Morell may as well have said “I ran the most vile evil organization on the planet, outside of the state of Israel, and I support Hillary Clinton. In fact, even Israel supports Hillary Clinton. And if you think the past sixteen years of constant war have been great, well hell it is going to get even better.”

I am surprised as hell that no one has written any satire about Morell’s article. 

Ooops.  Somebody did.  It’s pretty good too. 

It’s called “I STACKED DETAINEES INTO HUMAN PYRAMIDS, NOW I’M ENDORSING HILLARY CLINTON

For example:

“A little more than twelve years ago, I served in the United States military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. I helped stack detainees into human pyramids, and had the opportunity to ride a few of them around like they were donkeys. We even made a giant dart board and catapulted detainees at the board, as we competed to see who could get the highest score.”

And:

I am fully behind her when she beats the drums of war and declares, “We need to take out their strongholds in Iraq and Syria by intensifying the air campaign and stepping up our support for Arab and Kurdish forces on the ground.” (Note:  She sounds a lot like Mike Flynn, see below.)

And:

“Given my past involvement with taking naked detainees and stacking them on each other, it is my belief that she understands soldiers experience tough situations every day.”

2. The worthless assholes who run our intelligence and foreign policy establishments are beneath and beyond contempt but even worse their interests are counter to the interests of anyone who isn’t part of the National Security State.  All they want is war, lots of you it, and they want to fight it and pay for it.  And fuck you if you want health insurance or a decent pension.  I mean fuck you. 

Let’s take a look at what Mike Flynn has had to say about war.  Remember him?  He’s the guy who used to run DIA and who is said to have been damn near Trump’s choice to be able to listen to bullshit from Walid Phares, but I digress.  Oh, and Flynn is hardly the worst of the lot.  He’s said to be one of the better ones and he really sucks.  Really. 

Let’s go with this quote from Spiegel Online: (Note to Shas party members, oh hell, never mind.)

“The overall strategy must be to take away Islamic State’s territory, then bring security and stability to facilitate the return of the refugees. This won’t be possible quickly. First, we need to hunt down and eliminate the complete leadership of IS, break apart their networks, stop their financing operations and stay until a sense of normality has been established. It’s certainly not a question of months — it will take years. Just look back at the mission we created in the Balkans as a model. We started there in the early 1990s to create some stability and we are still there today.”

Don’t you just love the “it will take years” quote. The National Security State will be sucking on your taxing paying boobies forever. And this quote comes from one of the very few clods in the establishment who  says that invading Iraq was wrong. But note the language he uses:

“It was (a) huge error. As brutal as Saddam Hussein was, it was a mistake to just eliminate him. The same is true for Moammar Gadhafi and for Libya, which is now a failed state. The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq. History will not be and should not be kind with that decision.”

It was not an “error” nor a “mistake” and it sure as hell was not a “strategic failure.” It was a deliberate effort to rape the country and turn it into a complete mess so that it could never be a threat to Israel.  It was a tremendous success and many many many many people in the National Security State made a hell of a lot of money out of it.  And they still are.  ISIS came right out of this and the intelligence community probably loves ISIS and needs ISIS and they sure as hell do have have ISIS and Flynn wants to spend “years” fighting ISIS which just happens to be in Iraq, the same place he claimed it was an “error” to invade (and utterly destroy).  But it is okay to do it now. You can’t make this shit up. 

He co-authored a book, which is he is now out actively marketing, with the notorious Michael Ledeen. Ledeen observes in this piece:

“Americans have long been unique in believing that peace is the normal condition of mankind.  The opposite is true.  Most of human history, including our own, is the story of war, the consequences of wars, and preparations for war.”

And Ledeen likes this.  He goes on to write:

“We are now returning to a more violent normalcy, where peace is rare and stability most unlikely.” 

So yes, Flynn is now writing with the notorious Islamophobe Israel-firster Ledeen and Flynn is supposed to be one of the better guys.  Holy shit.

And of course he is a huge Islamophobe, though he would deny it.  Here he writes like he’s Ledeen or Walid Phares:

“I describe Islam as a political ideology,” he said. “In this country it masks itself behind its religion.” 

So you all Mooooselims working in government, have fun when people who think like this are running things. Pence, as bad as he is, used to say some not so bad things about Islam. Of course good old Walid Phares will no doubt be in the White House with direct access to President Trump. Oh, and quite likely he’ll be reading the exact same types of intel that Hillary used to have on her private server. But I digress. 

How would this sound?  “I describe Judaism as a political ideology.  In this country it masks itself behind its religion.”  Just asking. 

3.  Act For America is a well-known anti-Muslim hate group founded by the truly insane Brigitte Gabriel who has appeared on these pages in the past. According to the publication in DC called “The Hill” Gabriel has taught DoD employees about Islam.  According to that publication (which seems to be using the Southern Poverty Law Center as its source) she said while doing so:

“If a Muslim who has — who is — a practicing Muslim who believes the word of the Koran to be the word of Allah, who abides by Islam, who goes to mosque and prays every Friday, who prays five times a day — this practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America.”

The Hill also notes: 

“ACT for America, which boasts more than 800 chapters and 279,000 members, says it wants to stop a “creeping” threat that exists from the mere presence of Muslims in American society and from the “political correctness” that makes room for them. That’s the same message that’s expected to be carried into ACT’s annual National Conference and Legislative Briefing on Capitol Hill.”

That’s a lot of members, members who no doubt will want to buy his book he wrote with Ledeen.

And folks that is just the tip of the iceberg.  For more on this shitty outfit click here. The SPLC correctly calls them a hate group. 

So naturally, Mike Flynn, yes, the very same guy who wants war forever more, spoke to ACT For America a few days ago. According to this article he said that Islam is a “cancer” and carried on with the usual shit people of that ilk claim about how Islam is an ideology and not really a religion and so on and on and on.

But it gets worse.  With Zionism, and Zionism is the main beneficiary of all of this, it always does.

It turns out that Flynn just a few weeks ago joined ACT For America’s board of directors.  Flynn is actually working for an SPL-designated hate group.  You can’t make this shit up. Damn, if only Trump had picked him then the number 2 office in the land would be held by a guy whois on the board of directors of a hate group.  And so many people were all so worried about David Duke. 

And:

“The former Lt. Gen. is also scheduled to speak at ACT’s national conference and legislative briefing in September. He is similarly set to make an appearance in Broadview Heights, Ohio on July 15 to speak at an event sponsored by the Cleveland ACT chapter.”

And you Trump supporters have got to love this:

“In a February 29 tweet, Flynn praised ACT’s founder and president Brigitte Gabriel, a notorious anti-Muslim demagogue. A day earlier, Gabriel was photographed with Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Gabriel was apparently at the estate to give a “national security briefing.”

Nice to know that Trump not only has Walid Phares sitting in his lap, he is also getting advice from wackos like Gabriel and Flynn. 

And of course it is all about money.  Flynn is pushing his book, the one he co-authored with Ledeen.   

4. Well it’s video time. 

Here’s Mike Pence not sucking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmWaTzBmAiU

And as a tribute to Flynn and his Muslim-hating Israel-firster cohorts who are so afraid of the spread of Shakira law, we present Shakira.

House of Darkness

Update: An alert reader (me) noticed that the promised video game’s link was missing from this post. The link is item 2 below.)

House

(The house is probably haunted.)

1. Back in June we took a look at the fact that the Israel Lobby in Europe gets tons of financing from the Israel Lobby in the US.

Today I would like to remove the veil of zionist bullshit that conceals one interesting ethnic cleansing operation taking place on the Mount of Olives that the really creepy looking and utterly disgusting Jon Voight is involved in. So sit back and cuddle up with your favorite beverage and enjoy the ride.  When you get to the end there is a video game for you to play.

Note the chart from last month that is reprinted in part here below. Our guest editor today, Daoud ibn Mulaykah al-Amriki, known more commonly as just plain ibn Mulaykah, found a typo in the chart and circled it in red as you will see.

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That’s right, the circled item should be American Friends of “Beit Orot” which means “House of bigoted Zionist bastards supported with shitloads of money by the late Irving Moskovitz”. (Note to Shas Party members, this is called sarcasm.)

Anyway, I was thinking “Beit Orot” sorta kinda reminded me of Beit Yonatan which is financed in part by a truly disgusting organization called Ateret Cohanim and its “American” (and I use that term loosely) affiliate American Friends of Ateret Cohanim about which we have reported in some detail in the past. And of course American Friends of Ateret Cohanim is a 501(c)(3) organization as almost of all of these outfits are.

So I sent the tuyuur out to do some research on “American Friends of Beit Orot” and they found some interesting things, so lets get into it the way the Israeli military got into the USS LIBERTY.

Let me digress for a second. Jean-Claude Van Damme is truly a dipshit. Hence Beit Orot comes to the defense of this dipshit. But I digress. End of digression.

So what is Beit Orot?  Let’s start with the Electronic Intifada: (Note to Shas Party members, red highlighting is by today’s guest editor, Ibn Mulaykhah.)

The al-Tur neighborhood is an especially disturbing example.

The neighborhood is densely populated and the land reserve on its western edge, which had been zoned for a Palestinian girls’ school, was bought in the early 1990s by Irving Moskowitz, a wealthy American businessman whose “philanthropy” seeks to create a Jewish majority in East Jerusalem. Today, a yeshiva (Jewish religious school) stands there, as well as Beit Orot, the first Israeli settlement to be built in the heart of a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

How cool is that? A school for Palestinian girls was supposed to be built there but instead a millionaire Zionist Jew with a truly sleazy background put a Yeshiva and an illegal Israeli settlement there instead.  I wonder if these people get off at the thought of screwing over Palestinian school girls. But I digress.

So just who is Irving Moskowitz?  He was a doctor kind of, way back when, but he made lots of money in the early days flipping hospitals. Then he got into bingo and turned gambling into a tax haven for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Richard Silverstein tells us:

In 1972, he opened the first hospital in the small southern California town of Hawaiian Gardens and became a local hero. So in 1988, when the town faced the loss of $200,000 in revenue from the local bingo parlour, they turned to the orthodox Jewish doctor to take over the operation. The town agreed to accept 1% of gross receipts, and Moskowitz kept the rest – tens of millions of dollars. He never looked back, and his second fortune was guaranteed.

California law required that bingo be conducted by a non-profit organization. So he shrewdly incorporated the Moskowitz Foundation, enabling his profits to be transferred directly to Israeli projects and largely avoid US taxes.

We’ll get back to the bingo parlor in just a second.  A bit further down, Silverstein adds this very important point:

The vision has gradually become more ambitious, seeking to dislodge Arab inhabitants from their traditional homes in villages like Silwan in order to transform Jerusalem into an exclusively Jewish city that can never be divided or shared with the Palestinians. Rabbi Haim Beliak, a pre-eminent Jewish activist and opponent of Moskowitz, goes so far as to call this ethnic cleansingof the indigenous population. Moskowitz’s goal is to impose, through demography and population transfer, a political agenda on the state.

Yup, tax free ethnic cleansing.  But it gets worse, with Zionism it always does.

Silwan.  Hmmmm, when I saw that I thought of two previous posts about Beit Yehonatan which just happens to be located in Silwan. Beit Yehonaton is a building named after Jonathan Pollard. So is Moskowitz a supporter of Ateret Cohanim and thus behind Beit Yehonatan too?

Silverstein:

One of Moskowitz’s favourite charities, to which he has given at least $5m, is American Friends of Ateret Cohanim, which runs a prominent East Jerusalem yeshiva. More importantly, its mission calls for rebuilding the Holy Temple and re-instituting animal sacrifices from the time of King David. The yeshiva trains those who would become priests if such a temple were ever built. If any of this came to fruition, it would likely ignite a holy war between Jews and Muslims.”

That Yeshiva is known as Yeshivat Beit Orot and also bears the wonderful title of The Irving Moscowitz Yeshiva and Campus.

From the Beit Orot website:

In December 2005, great Jewish philanthropists and pioneers of Jewish reclamation in eastern Jerusalem, Dr. Irving & Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz presented a most substantial and significant contribution to Beit Orot – the property on which the hesder yeshiva sits on the Mount of Olives in Yerushalayim. In recognition of his leadership in reclaiming and building Yerushalayim, the Beit Orot hesder yeshiva is now named the Irving Moskowitz Yeshiva & Campus.

Beit Orot is a beneficialry of The Irving Moskowitz Foundation.

So, what we have here is a doctor/hospital flipper/gambling profiteer/tax sheltering Zionist wacko financing illegal and racist settlement activity for religious crazies who want to bring back animal sacrifices from 3000 years ago to be performed in a temple which will replace Muslim structures such as the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and ignite G-d knows what kind of civil war.  In doing so he also openly supporting traitors like Jonathan Pollard.

Kink of makes you want to go burn a Qur’an doesn’t it?

Read this interesting tidbit from a group that seems to really hate his guts:

In 1988, Irving Moskowitz, a retired MD and local hospital owner, bought the non-profit Hawaiian Gardens Bingo Club, on Carson Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. The City Council gave his family-controlled Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation a monopoly on charitable bingo, which persists to this day, even though Moskowitz never lived up to his promise to donate most of the proceeds locally. He simply recalled or ran candidates against City Council members who challenged his monopoly and continued to run the taxpayer-subsidized bingo as a private piggy bank.

And what did he do with the money he made? (Shas Party members get two guesses.)

Over the years Irving Moskowitz has spent millions of dollars – from the Hawaiian Gardens bingo parlor he operates and from his private wealth — to establish a Jewish settler presence in East Jerusalem’s predominantly Palestinian neighborhoods. Moskowitz supports these strategically placed projects to prevent specific land-for-peace agreements that would give Palestinians the dignity of a presence in Jerusalem.

And he has been doing all these things while screwing the working class folks living in Hawaiian Gardens.

And that brings us back to Beit Orot.  From Wiki.

On January 31, 2011, a cornerstone laying ceremony was held for four apartment buildings with a total of 24 homes that are the beginning of the new Jewish Israeli settlement of Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives Ridge. In attendance at the ceremony were Knesset members, Jerusalem city councilmen, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and actor Jon Voight.[1]

The purchase of the land that was to become Beit Orot was arranged in 1990 by Hanan Porat, an Israeli politician, and financed by Dr. Irving Moskowitz, an American Jewish philanthropist, and his wife, Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz.[4]

2. The website Stopmoskowitz.org has saved an old video game that traced by to Moskowitz’s wife. If you click on the link you can read about it and also see how sick and disgusting the game was. The wording below is from the same page.

Prime Minister Barak’s office condemned the Moskowitz-sponsored game, saying “The right-wing site creates incitements of a most violent nature that are like those that have brought consequences that all of us remember,” a reference to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. 

The assassination game was gone by the time the news report appeared. According to Yedioth Aharonot, the hosting company removed it after receiving complaints.

We saved a copy of the game to demonstrate to California’s decision makers that Cherna Moskowitz, an applicant along with her husband for a license to operate the Hawaiian Gardens casino, does not have the good character state law requires for a gambling license.

3. Okay folks, why don’t you sit back and watch Jon Voight speaking at the cornerstone ceremony for Beit Orot. Warning to those who are squeamish, you will need to get yourself a really good, and I mean really good, barf bag.

 

And to further your suffering, here is Mike Huckabee at the same event.

It’s nice to see that Beit Orot has some management difficulties. May they be magnified 100 fold.

The USS LIBERTY: 49 Years of Treason and Lies

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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.

Friends . . .

1. The tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr have just drawn my attention to this:

Lobbh

What a cool title.  Now I can hear you all bitching: “But Mantiq that’s Europe’s problem, we here in what’s left of these United States need to focus on all those other groups you’ve written about on your blog who propagandize, radicalize, zionize, and perform all sorts of other izes here in our TSA-protected (hahahahahahahaha and ha!) homeland. We mean groups like Taglit-Birthright, the JNF, JPPI, Friends of the IDF, Ateret Cohanim, The Israel Project, The Israel Leadership Council, Ben Cardin, Israel Scouts, Friends of Israel Scouts, the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, Camp Young Judea, Celebrate Israel, The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference, the Conference of Presidents of Majory American Jewish Organizations, The National Jewish Democratic Council, The Republican Jewish Council,  Haim Saban, Mossad Jane Harman, AIPAC, WINEP, Nefesh B’Nefesh, The Democratic Party, The Republican Party, and did we mention Ben Cardin?”

Oh ye of little fiqh. It turns out that the Israel lobby in the EU is often funded by the “Americans” who also fund many of the aforementioned groups. The study covers a number of organizations set up in recent years to make sure Europe toes the far right zionist line.  For example, one outfit is called the “Friends of Israel Initiative.”

The UK launch of FII was at the British House of Commons in July 2010. The event was hosted by neoconservative think tank the Henry Jackson Society, sponsored by Tory MP Robert Halfon, who at the time was political director of Conservative Friends of Israel, and attended by Aznar, as well as former president of the Italian Senate Marcello Pera and British historian and Henry Jackson Society signatory Andrew Roberts, both co-founders of FII.112 

Now that does look pretty British doesn’t it? Let’s follow the money.

Table

Anybody there look familiar?  Look at all the wonderful groups all coming together. Give you the warm and fuzzies? Read the report and weep. It gets worse with each page.  Zionism has a way of doing that. But I digress.

Here are just a couple of FII-related quotes. Note to Shas party members, red highlighting is done by today’s diminutive guest editor, Mulaykah Al-Almaniyyah.

FII’s largest known American donor is Sheldon Adelson, the world’s 18th wealthiest billionaire.210 Adelson is a conservative Jewish casino billionaire who owns several right-wing Israeli media organisations, including Israel Hayom, Makor Rishon and Maariv, He contributes a considerable sum to the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs headed by Dore Gold, and in 2007 he donated $4.5 million to establish a research centre at the right-wing Shalem Center in Jerusalem (now known as Shalem College). 

In 2012, Adelson donated $32 million to Taglit-Birthright Israel, amounting to about 40 per cent of its annual budget.211 Birthright is a Zionist organisation based in West Jerusalem that arranges and finances trips to Israel for Jewish young adults around the world aged 18–26 years old, aiming to strengthen their relations with the State of Israel. In 2013, the Birthright Israel Foundation in New York reported an income of $74,221,738. 

Want just a bit more? Sure you do. Admit it. Here’s a couple of more grams. (Mulaykah, some folks might feel you are over doing it with the red highlighting – naah.)

Roger Hertog is another Conservative Jewish-American businessman turned philanthropist that funds FII, as well as the American Jewish Committee, (which is discussed in the following chapter). Hertog is chairperson of the Tikvah Fund, established by Jewish-American billionaire Zalman Bernstein, and helped to found the Shalem Center. Tikvah continues to fund Shalem College today (it donated $2,656,250 in 2013), and also finances right-wing settlement projects in the occupied territories. Between 2012-2013, Tikvah funnelled money to the following Israeli settlements: $40,000 to an institute in Efrat; $166,150 to Herzog College in Gush Etzion; $587,217 for a leadership programme in Alon; and $663,821 to Kfar Adumim. 

Board members of the Tikvah Fund include: Elliot Abrams, national security advisor during the George W. Bush administration; William Kristol, founder and editor of the right-wing political magazine The Weekly Standard; and Sallai Meridor, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States. 

2. Shas Party chairman and great humanitarian Aryeh Deri is a family man. Exposé: Shas jobs ‘all in the family’ – Deri’s family.

Even Shas party members can understand this. Oh, and near the end of the article we get this golden tidbit:

“Deri was infamously convicted of taking $155,000 in bribes in 2000, during his previous stint as Interior Minister. He was sentenced to three years in prison, but was released for good behavior after 22 months.”

On the other hand, we also learn this:

“He is currently the subject of yet another corruption probe, along with his brother.”

Friends and family.

3. Then there is Shas Party spiritual leader Shalom Cohen.  He has a nice take on Jewish Jihad:

“Do you think that the people of Israel need an army?” Rabbi Shalom Cohen asked during a sermon. “It is God almighty who fights for Israel.”

But I digress.

He has bravely come out in support of Deri despite Deri’s checkered past and the recent allegations.

“God will protect those who work for the good of the public,” he reportedly told Deri. “Continue your holy work for the people of Israel.”

Friends helping friends.

Still, the idea of there being no IDF is kind of appealing.  Maybe he is onto something.

4. de Blasio.

Berlinrosen.

Jonathan Rosen.

Bloomberg. Technion. Berlinrosen.

Jacob’s Technion-Cornell Institute. Bloomberg.

Bloomberg. $100 million. Cornell Tech.

Cornell Tech. Berlinrosen.

Friends.

5. And thus we have things like this. Iraqi war veteran and Muslim hater. Note that the former soldier seems to think he was fighting Islam. Wonder why?

Not friends.

6. Okay, it is video time and thanks to our chief orintho-musicologist here at Mantiq al-Tayr, Mulaykah Al-Alamaniyyah, we have two wonderful Palestinian hip-hop vids.  The first one is really beautifully done and it includes subtitles so Fox-News Middle East experts can follow along.  The woman’s voice is especially enchanting. Here name is Terez Sliman. The second one Tamer was nice enough to just go do in English anyway.  I like the title, “Scarlett Johansson has gas.”

Anyway, here is the first one, God of Revolution.

 

And now we come to a true appreciation of Scarlett Johansson.

Can we be friends?

Nakba Nullification

 

Python

1. In todays’ online version of the Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post we are treated to the following by Ellen Nakashima and Ruth Eglash:

“BEERSHEBA, Israel — This city in the heart of the Negev desert was once a melting pot of Jewish immigration, teeming first with new arrivals from Arab lands, and then with Russian speakers. Today, it is fast becoming a high-tech hub. Soon, it will be populated by the military, drawing in career soldiers and their families.”

Apparently the town didn’t have a history before Jews. But what would you expect from Ruth Eglash who used to work for the Washington  Post’s in-effect parent organization, the Jerusalem Post? Her husband, Michael Eglash “has been deeply involved in efforts to promote Israel and Israeli government policy for years and this is now his main business.” His  firm has ties to all sorts of outfits that we’ve written about on this site, to include the Jewish National Fund and Birthright Israel. Ruth Eglash is a also a speaker for the JNF.

But it gets worse, with Zionism it always does. First take a good look at Ali Abunimah’s expose.

Then take a  look at this piece of pure Zionist bullshit in the so-called Washington Post.  She’s being nothing more than a mouth-piece for an Israeli government official who essentially maintains that it is anti-semitic to criticize the holy state. I love the title of the piece: Israeli minister: Criticizing Israel is the new anti-Semitism.

However, causing the shit below to happen is perfectly okay: (Note to Shas Party members, red highlights are by today’s guest editor Mustafa Badreddine, Haifa Wehbe.)

Another ominous-sounding name was given to the operation in the Beersheba-Hebron area: ‘Python’. Apart from the small town of Beersheba, which with its 5,000 inhabitants was occupied on 21 October, two large villages, Qubayba and Dawaymeh were taken. Habib Jarada who today lives in the city of Gaza, remembered the people of Beersheba being driven out at gunpoint to Hebron. His most vivid image is that of the town’s mayor beseeching the occupying officer not to deport the people. ‘We need land, not slaves, was the blunt answer.”

That’s from Ilan Pappe’s “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.”

I like this quote too about the Nakba as a whole.

“For the Palestinians it is remembered as Yawm an-Nakba, meaning “Day of the Catastrophe” or just Nakba Day. During the 1948 Palestine War, an estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were Expelled, and Hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed. These refugees and their descendants number several million people today, divided between Jordan (2 million), Lebanon (427,057), Syria (477,700), the West Bank (788,108) and the Gaza Strip (1.1 million), with at least another quarter of a million internally displaced Palestinians in Israel and many more around the world. Later, a series of laws passed by the first Israeli government prevented them from returning to their homes, or claiming their property. They, along withmany of their descendants remain refugees. The expulsion of the Palestinians has since been described by some historians as ethnic cleansing.”

What Eglash is reporting today on the anniversary of the Nakba is nothing more than the latest phase of the Nakba’s hit on that ethnically-cleansed town.

2. Hubby’s company sure does look interesting.  From the Upstart Activist homepage:

Jerusalem. Our home. | Israel. Our focus. | Impact. Our goal.

Upstart Activist educates about Israel. We develop and deliver unique media-rich presentations, effective leadership training seminars and creative educational resources that draw upon deep knowledge of Israel and decades of proven activist experience in N. America.

But the site looks old,  out of date.  Kind of odd looking. Ah, but that is because the name got changed to Upstart Ideas.  That site is even weirder. Like it is trying to hide something.

3. Ever since 1948 the Nakba is dismissed, and must be dismissed, from the consciousness of the Zionist subject, because its existence challenges the basis on which it was built – a people without land for a land without people. Recognition of the Palestinian Nakba signifies the destruction of the ground underneath the feet of this subject which understands itself as autonomous, or as a closed unit [MONADA]. Therefore, any such recognition, or even the attempt to look at this tragedy as something that happened to somebody else here, is outrageous and almost incomprehensible. It is possible to recognize that some  massacres happened here and there, as a result of local battles and fighting; it is possible to recognize that all Arab armies tried to destroy us, the subject that wished to form itself. It is impossible, however, to look at the Nakba as a catastrophe committed by this subject in order to form itself, or as a necessary process for the Zionist subject.”

4. Video time.

For reasons I can’t quite grasp at the moment, Birdy’s rendition of this song is something I keep coming back to.  Beautifully done, very sad.  Sometimes I look at it as a metaphor for all of us.